Freshwater Creek Off-Channel Habitat Enhancement Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID725580
Recovery DomainsN. CA - S. OR and CA Coast
Start Date06/15/2018
End Date06/21/2021
Year2016
StatusCompleted
Last Edited07/15/2022
 
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Description    


The Grantee created high flow refuge and rearing habitat in Freshwater Creek by reconnecting and enhancing two remnant floodplain ponds to Freshwater creek. Channel work included construction of log structures and installation after excavation and fish removal. All instream channel work was completed in 2019. Revegetation, fencing, and monitoring began in late 2019 and continued through 2021.

Project Benefit    


Expected benefits of this project is to create 0.23 acres of off-channel winter rearing habitat for juvenile salmonids. This will be accomplished through reconnecting two backwater ponds to Freshwater Creek.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .23 .21
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .01 .21
  Acres Treated 5.6 .6

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$161,330
State$560,301
In-Kind Other$92,388
Report Total:$814,019


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Worksites

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  • Worksite Identifier: 7211244
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Area Description
Freshwater Creek - Sack property

Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N. CA - S. OR and CA Coast
  • Latitude: 40.76607
  • Longitude: -124.07087

ESU

  • California Coastal Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Northern California Steelhead DPS

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 971,052.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .23
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      NOAA Fisheries, 2012, Recovery Plan for Southern Oregon and Northern California Coast Evolutionary Significant Unit of Coho Salmon, NOAA Fisheries, Silver Springs, MD
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 485,526.04
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .23
      •      . . . . C.4.c.1 Channel reconfiguration and connectivityY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.2 Type of change to channel configuration and connectivity (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.3 Miles of stream treated for channel reconfiguration and connectivity .03
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .10
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .2
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 2
      •      . . . . C.4.d.1 Channel structure placementY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.2 Material used for channel structure (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.3 Miles of stream treated through channel structure placement .03
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 8
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 485,526.04
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .01
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 5.6
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Bulrush (Scirpus microcarpus, S. acutus) Common Spike Rush (Eleocharis macrostachya) Water parsley (Oenanthe sarmentosa) Silverleaf (Potentilla anserina) Slough Sedge (Carex obnupta) Rush species (Juncus balticus, J. patens, J.effuses) Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens?) Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menzesii) Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) Western red cedar (Thuja plicata) Red alder (Alnus rubra), black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa), Oregon ash (Fraxinus latifolia) Vine maple (Acer circinatum) Cascara (Rhamnus purshiana) California bay (Umbellularia californica), narrow-leaf willow (Salix exigua), Sitka willow (Salix sitchensis) Mexican elderberry (Sambucus Mexicana) Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis), Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus), Red Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum) Twinberry (Lonicera involucrata ) Evergreen huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) Meadow barley (Hordeum brachyantherum) Three weeks fescue (Vulpia macrostachys) CA brome (Bromus carinatus Blue wild rye (Elymus galucus) Tomcat clover (Trifolium wildenovii) Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium bellum) Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Wire rush (Juncus balticus)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 5.6
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting .01
        •      . . . . C.5.d.1 FencingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.2 Miles of fence along stream .17
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.3 Acres of riparian area protected by fencing 1.1