Upper Deschutes Subbasin Partnerships

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID23-Warm-01
Recovery DomainsMiddle Columbia River
Start Date04/01/2024
End Date06/30/2028
Year2023
StatusNew
Last Edited06/05/2024
 
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Description    


The CTWSO are in the process of rebuilding and protecting habitat for the reintroduction of spring Chinook, summer steelhead and sockeye salmon reintroduced above the Pelton Round Butte dam complex. This is a partnership project working with the stakeholders in the Upper Deschutes Subbasin. Partners include the Deschutes Land Trust, Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, Crooked River Watershed Council, Deschutes River Conservancy, US forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Soil and Watershed Conservation Districts, Oregon Department of Agriculture, and private land owners. The projects identified include channel and flood plain restoration, water quantity and water quality driven projects that improve habitat for ESA listed species and culturally significant species to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The Deschutes Land Trust has project phases for Ochoco preserve property where Ochoco Creek and McKay Creek confluences with the Crooked River and on Whychus Creek in collaboration with the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council. Each of these projects are multiple phases and cover in excess of a mile each of channel and flood plain restoration and reconnection with goals of reconnecting the ground water table and improving riparian plant assemblages. Each of these stream segments have been heavily impacted by irrigation practices, and manipulated to meet productivity of grazing and agricultural products. These projects work towards correcting nearly a century of impacts of leveling, channelizing, over widening, straightening, and channel moving. Our objectives for each of the stream segments are to: 1).Create a width to depth ratio appropriate for each stream type. 2). Develop a connected flood plain that is accessable at 5 year events and larger. 3). Create and jumpstart a riparian, wetland and upland vegetation system that ultimately increases shading, controls surface runoff and filters sediment and other pollutants prior to entering the stream segment. Each of these stream segments will also be appropriately lengthened and side channels add where feasible and appropriate.



Worksite #1 Proposed Work:

The Ochoco Preserve Phase 3 is the final restoration phase on the Ochoco Preserve. This project aims to reset over 37 acres of land. Restorative actions include the formation of just under 10 acres of floodplain, 6 acres of wetland, and 22 acres of upland. About 0.5 miles of baseflow Crooked River channel will be constructed. Side channels will also be constructed with 0.4 miles installed. Further, 17 wood habitat structures will be installed. The Crooked River population of mid-Columbia River Steelhead ESU has not been identified as a priority population for recovery. However, the fish generated enter the fishery both on the mainstem Columbia and the Deschutes River. This work also compliments the reintroduction of spring Chinook into the system. Although not listed for recovery plan purposes. Reintroduction is a requirement of the new FERC license (#2030) and the Tribes plan for increasing spring Chinook in the basin.



Worksite #2 Proposed Work:

The Whychus Canyon Preserve -- Phase III project will build upon the restoration work that was completed on three stream miles directly downstream (Phases I and II; 2016-2023). The focus will be to create self-sustaining stream and floodplain habitats across 49 acres. Currently, 2.5 miles of channelized creek exists on the property. Following restoration, it is expected that complex aquatic and wetland habitats will exist. Side channel and slow water habitats will be abundant. Whychus Creek is part of the West side Deschutes population of the East Cascades MPG. Work will include channel reconfiguration and reconnection, the placement of engineered structures to create pools, and the planting of native species in the riparian zone.

Project Benefit    


This project will restore the natural process and function in critical reaches of the Whychus Creek, and the Crooked River and Metolius Rivers in the Upper Deschutes Subbasin creating important habitats for all life stages of salmon and steelhead and other resident species.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 2.90
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 5.00
  Acres Treated 35.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
Other$100,980
Report Total:$100,980


Project Map



Worksites

Ochoco Preserve    


  • Worksite Identifier: Ochoco Preserve
  • Start Date: 04/01/2024
  • End Date: 06/30/2028
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin:
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Middle Columbia River
  • Latitude: 44.3304
  • Longitude: -120.9012

ESU

  • Mid-Columbia River Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Middle Columbia River 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 .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.c.3 Miles of stream treated for channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
      •      . . . . 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
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.4 Acres of streambed treated through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.6 Yards of average stream-width at mid-point of channel structure placement project (Yards)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel

Whychus Canyon Preserve – Phase III    


  • Worksite Identifier: Whychus Canyon Preserve – Phase III
  • Start Date: 04/01/2024
  • End Date: 06/30/2028
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin:
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Middle Columbia River
  • Latitude: 44.361
  • Longitude: -121.4287

ESU

  • Mid-Columbia River Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS
  • Un-Named ESU Bull Trout

Map

Photos

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.c.3 Miles of stream treated for channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
      •      . . . . 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
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.4 Acres of streambed treated through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.6 Yards of average stream-width at mid-point of channel structure placement project (Yards)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel
      •      . . 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
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting