Waite Ranch Tidal Wetlands Project Phase II

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Project IDWaite Ranch Restoration Project Phase II
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date10/01/2021
End Date02/01/2023
Last Edited04/28/2022
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Phase II of this project includes the final design, permitting, and geotechnical investigation of the tide gate location. Pre-construction activities are also planned as part of this project, including importing the remaining material for constructing the offset levee which will protect Highway 126 from wind and waves after full restoration is complete and regular inundation occurs.

Project Benefit    

The overall goal of this restoration project is to enhance and improve habitat and watershed processes for Oregon Coast Chinook, coho, Steelhead, and cutthroat trout, and other important aquatic species that were once abundant in the rivers of the Tribe’s Ancestral Territory. The full restoration of Waite Ranch will restore over 200 acres of former tidal wetland and Siuslaw River riparian area and support a complex food web, improved water quality, and resilience to the impacts of climate change.


Metric Completed Originally

Funding Details

Report Total:$351,841

Project Map



  • Worksite Identifier: CTCLUSI
  • Start Date: 10/01/2021
  • End Date: 02/01/2023
Area Description
The Waite Ranch is located upstream from Cushman Landing, approximately 8.5 miles from where the Siuslaw River enters the Pacific Ocean. The Waite family homesteaded the Western Lane County area somewhere around the turn of the century.

Location Information

  • Basin: Northern Oregon Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 43.991384449
  • Longitude: -124.027907661


  • Oregon Coast Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Oregon Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Oregon Coast Steelhead DPS
  • Un-Named ESU Cutthroat




  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding .00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.9 Estuarine/Nearshore ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.9.a Estuarine/nearshore funding
      •      . . . . C.9.h.1 Fill placementY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.9.h.2 Acres of estuary treated