Resurrection Creek Salmon Habitat Restoration

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project IDAK55005
Recovery Domains -
Start Date03/01/0022
End Date11/30/0024
Year2021
StatusOngoing
Last Edited06/07/2022
 
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Description    


The hydraulic and heavy equipment placer mining on Resurrection Creek a century ago resulted in loss of soil and significantly altered the natural complexity of its stream channels. The National Forest Foundation (NFF), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chugach National Forest, and Trout Unlimited (TU), with support from Kinross Gold Corporation, will reconstruct the channel into a new (restored) meandering pool-riffle channel, recreate and reconnect the flood plain and off-channel habitat, install large woody debris, and revegetate the riparian area and flood plain.

Project Benefit    


This project will: reestablish natural self-sustaining ecosystem functions on 1.3 km of Resurrection Creek, increase its climate resilience, and improve salmon habitat through floodplain connectivity, increased spawning habitat, and increased stream complexity (including log jams, pools, and restored sinuosity). Increased populations of salmon in Resurrection Creek will benefit the subsistence fishery at its mouth.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .78
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .78
  Acres Treated 22.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$418,325
Other$159,171
Report Total:$577,496


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Worksites

Resurrection Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: Resurrection Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Kenai Peninsula
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 60.879137
  • Longitude: -149.635819

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Sockeye
  • Un-Named ESU Chinook
  • Un-Named ESU Chum
  • Un-Named ESU Coho
  • Un-Named ESU Pink

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Metrics

Metrics
  • 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.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated
      •      . . . . 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.d.1 Channel structure placementY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.2 Material used for channel structure (LOV)
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian