East Ohmer Creek Restoration

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project IDAK55011
Recovery Domains -
Start Date05/01/0022
End Date05/31/0023
Last Edited06/13/2022
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This project will restore approximately 1.0 kilometer of East Ohmer and Lumpy creeks and portions of their 20-acre floodplain and will maintain the stream inlet and outlet at Donahue Creek which fills the pond at nearby Man-Made Hole Picnic Area near Petersburg. Excavators will be used to build instream structures for anadromous salmonid habitat improvement and to strategically place trees and logs within the floodplain.

Project Benefit    

This project will restore self-sustaining natural ecosystem function and processes on approximately 1.0 km of salmon streams and approximately 8 ha of floodplain. Beneficial effects to fish habitat are expected through increased quantity and quality of pools, improved cover, improved bank stability, and maintenance of rearing habitat. Improved physical habitat will benefit rearing and resting salmonids during overwintering and migration by providing cover, improved forage efficiency, and thermal refugia during times of low water and high temperatures. Beneficial effects to the floodplain are expected through wood placements for flood resilience, conifer growth, and long-term beaver pond migration. Subsistence users will benefit through long-term sustained healthy fisheries resulting from the direct improvement of instream and floodplain habitat, and through maintenance of the inlet channel for maintaining water flow into the pond at Man-Made Hole Picnic Area.


Metric Completed Originally
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .60
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.20
  Acres Treated 12.0

Funding Details

Report Total:$50,895

Project Map



  • Worksite Identifier: 51302302
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Central Southeast Alaska
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  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 56.583911
  • Longitude: -132.738126


  • Un-Named ESU Chum
  • Un-Named ESU Coho
  • Un-Named ESU Pink
  • Un-Named ESU Steelhead




  • 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.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated
      •      . . . . 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.k.1 Unspecified or other riparian habitat projectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.k.2 Miles of streambank treated with other riparian treatment