Sweetwater Creek Ecological Restoration LERRDs

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Land or Easement Acquisition
Project ID026 23 CW
Recovery Domains -
Start Date11/29/2023
End Date10/15/2026
Last Edited05/13/2024
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The Nez Perce Tribe has partnered with the United States Army Corps of Engineers on the Sweetwater Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project. This is a Section 203 project. The project will restore three sections of Sweetwater Creek, a tributary of Lapwai Creek, using a suite of restoration techniques including stream realignment and improvement, side channel construction, floodplain construction, large wood and boulder structures, streambank improvement and grading, levee and berm modifications, and riparian preservation and planting. This project has recently finished the feasibility study phase and is entering into the next phase of land appraisal and easements.

Project actions for this phase include Land, Easements, Rights of Way, Relocation (utility) and Disposal Areas (LERRDs) on 33.3 acres of Individual Tribal Allotments for restoration activities on Sweetwater 01, 05, and 07. To help ensure success of the restoration work, USACE is requiring 50-year easements on the restored sections of stream, floodplain, and riparian areas. The easements will ensure that no development, building, or destruction of restoration activities would occur.

Project Benefit    

This project phase will fund appraisals, easements, and utility relocations to prepare for restoration on Nez Perce Tribal Allotment lands. This project phase will not complete any construction actions.


Metric Completed Originally
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected 33.3
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected

Funding Details

Report Total:$390,206

Project Map



  • Worksite Identifier: WS-1
  • Start Date: 01/01/2024
  • End Date: 04/30/2026
Area Description

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  • Latitude: 46.3510988
  • Longitude: -116.8350054


  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS




  • 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.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding
      •      . . . . C.10.b Habitat treatments applied (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.10.c.1 Acquisition or lease of land, wetland or estuarine area for conservationY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.3 Type of property protected (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.4 Date of expiration of protection (mm/dd/yyyy)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.5 Miles of streambank protected by land or easement acquisition
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired