Bar-G Muddy Springs Creek Habitat Design Project

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination
Project ID022 22 SA
Recovery DomainsSnake River
Start Date12/16/2022
End Date10/31/2024
Last Edited02/27/2024
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Trout Unlimited will hire an engineering consultant and oversee designing of habitat

treatments for 2.15 miles of Muddy Springs Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River. Current habitat conditions include lack of riparian vegetation, limited instream complexity, and over-widened stream segments that resulted from historic overgrazing. The initial step to rehabilitation of Muddy Spring Creek is selection and subcontracting with an engineering consultant who will survey, evaluate, and design habitat treatments to rehabilitate the degraded condition of Muddy Springs Creek. The deliverable product will be a final design for construction of habitat treatments that will increase habitat capacity for juvenile salmon and steelhead.

Project Benefit    

The goal of rehabilitating Muddy Springs Creek is to restore the ability of the stream to support juvenile salmon and steelhead. Muddy Springs Creek, and other spring creeks like it, provide thermal and hydrologic advantages for rearing salmonids when compared to the

mainstem Pahsimeroi River. Although Muddy Springs Creek has been excluded from grazing

for approximately 15 years, the stream and riparian habitat has not recovered and remains in

a highly degraded condition. Juvenile salmon and steelhead have been detected utilizing

Muddy Springs Creek in recent years, but not consistently or in high numbers even though it

is located adjacent to productive spawning habitat in the Pahsimeroi River.

A precursor to salmonid habitat rehabilitation for Muddy Springs Creek includes surveying

the stream and prescribing targeted habitat treatments that address the limiting factors for

rearing juvenile salmon and steelhead.


Metric Completed Originally

Funding Details

Report Total:$24,488

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Bar-G Muddy Springs Creek    

  • Worksite Identifier: Bar-G Muddy Springs Creek
  • Start Date: 12/16/2022
  • End Date: 10/31/2024
Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon (170602)
  • Subbasin: Pahsimeroi (17060202)
  • Watershed: Lower Pahsimeroi River (1706020203)
  • Subwatershed: Patterson Creek-Pahsimeroi River (170602020313)
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Snake River
  • Latitude: 44.588528
  • Longitude: -113.95408


  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS
  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
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    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding
      •      . . . . B.1.b.11 Engineering/design work for restoration projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.a
          Name of plan implemented
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          Description and scope of the plan implemented