Ceded Basins Habitat Support I

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement Instream Habitat Land or Easement Acquisition Riparian Habitat Upland Habitat And Sediment
Project ID2006-2-02
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date03/01/2007
End Date02/28/2009
Year2006
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


This Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) project provided support for the Habitat Program Supervisor. This position provided project oversight and coordination for the development, design and implementation of a number of anadromous fish habitat restoration projects across the Umatilla Tribes ceded area.
Umatilla Sub-basin: The work-sites changed under this portion of the project in 2007 from those originally proposed. The funds for the Umatilla Subbasin were shifted and combined to complete the Cunningham Sheep Bridge Fish Passage Barrier on West Birch Creek. During 2007 the fish passage barrier at Cunningham Sheep Bridge was improved through the design and implementation of a roughened channel. Noxious weeds were treated under subcontract with McLain Spraying at the West Birch Creek site.
Walla Walla River: The proposed site at RM 49 was shifted upstream to RM 50 on the Walla Walla River and was used to complete the in-stream habitat enhancement at the McKain property. This project was completed along 0.25 miles of the Walla Walla River and included the construction of 2 boulder clusters, 2 boulder weirs, and 4 boulder j-vanes. A total of 8 conifer trees were added to channel and incorporated into these structures and the channel was shaped to enhance the development of a meander and point-bar. Using additional and matching funds, noxious weeds were treated in the riparian area along this reach and riparian vegetation is being managed and monitored to assure health and success.
Work at the Kentch site included the collection and planting of native grass seed over approximately 10 acres of historic floodplain as well as the treatment of noxious weeds. The grass seed planting was completed under subcontract by Bullock Ranches and the noxious weed treatment was completed by McLain Spraying. During 2008, funds originally proposed for use in the Grande Ronde Sub-basin and John Day Sub-basin were shifted to an in-stream habitat enhancement project in the Walla Walla Subbasin on Couse Creek. The Couse Creek project involved the realignment and construction of approximately 300 feet of natural channel form, construction of 3 boulder cross vanes and 2 J-hook vanes, construction of point-bars, and addition of 30 whole conifer trees in constructed jams for floodplain roughness. Willow cuttings were placed in trenches that were created on the newly constructed point-bars.
John Day River: Work in the John Day Basin was completed at the Rhinehart site described in the original proposal, but the extent and scope was modified due to delays in private landowner negotiations. The work completed under this grant included the treatment of noxious weeds along 0.65 miles of Camas Creek and spot treatment across the adjoining 1900 acres of pasture. In preparation for the development of offsite watering and construction of a livestock well, a geologic sounding for groundwater was completed through subcontract with Hydro Meadows, Inc.


Project Benefit    


Proposed efforts conducted under this proposal will focus on the habitat needs of ESA listed summer steelhead, ESA listed bull trout, spring chinook salmon, and native redband/rainbow trout. Spring chinook salmon are ESA listed in the Grande Ronde River Subbasin, but are reintroduced in the Umatilla and Walla Walla Subbasins. Non-game fish and wildlife species will also benefit indirectly.
Short-term project effects resulting from these projects shall include native plant community recovery, increased stream bank stability and increased stream channel shading. Long-term project effects include improved stream geomorphic features, vegetative succession, cooler stream temperatures, reduced sediment deposition, increased large woody debris recruitment, greater habitat diversity, increased juvenile and adult salmonid freshwater survival, greater salmonid offspring out-migration and increased bird, mammal and invertebrate populations.
The portion of the proposed projects in the Umatilla and John Day Subbasins addressing passage are part of larger, holistic efforts to restore and protect anadromous spring chinook salmon, ESA listed steelhead, resident rainbow trout, and ESA listed bull trout. In most all cases CTUIR is working cooperatively with the USFS, ODFW, NRCS, SWCD, and local land owners to improve passage access and corresponding habitat conditions. The improvement of passage proposed under this project will allow adult and juvenile salmonids to access several miles of important spawning and rearing habitat during key times of the year.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .39 .27
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected 66.0 40.0
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected
3.25 6.00
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.42 2.92
  Acres Treated 103.0 90.0
Upland Habitat
  Acres Treated 1,926.0 1,980.0
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed
  Miles Opened 40.00 40.00

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$125,000
Report Total:$125,000


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Worksites

Umatilla, Birch Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: Umatilla, Birch Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia
  • Subbasin: Umatilla
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.628
  • Longitude: -118.849

ESU

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

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 20,000.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .02
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      CRITFC; "Wy-Kan-Ish-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit", Portland, OR: 2000
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      Monitoring and evaluation efforts will focus on project effectiveness and rely on CTUIR and ODFW programs for baseline and trend data. The following monitoring will be done with respect to the types of habitat improvements planned for project implementation: Passage Barriers - The primary tool will be observation before and after passage improvements in addition to redd counts upstream from those improvements. Instream Improvement, e.g., rock vanes and large woody debris placement - Temporal maintenance of habitat diversity following installation of improvements will be monitored along with water temperature at those sites where improvements have potential for reducing temperature. Riparian/Flood Plain Improvements - For larger project areas water/ambient air temperatures will be measured during the summer/early fall months to determine if streambank plantings reduce temperatures.
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding 5,000.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible 40.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 1
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 10,000.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .02
      •      . . . . C.4.e.1 Streambank stabilization Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.e.2 Material Used For Streambank Stabilization (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.e.3 Miles of streambank stabilized .02
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 5,000.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .02
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 20.0
        •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
            Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
            Noxious weeds. Specific types not listed.
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 20.0

Couse Creek    


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

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia
  • Subbasin: Walla Walla
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.879
  • Longitude: -118.262

ESU

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

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 32,500.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .50
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      CRITFC, "Wy-Kan-Ish-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit", Portland, OR: 2000
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      A representative portion of the total areas are selected for specific monitoring. Monitoring parameters include a mixture of both physical and biological characteristics expected to respond as a result of restoration and protection efforts. Monitoring efforts will include channel morphology measures (cross sections and longitudinal surveys), habitat condition assessments, substrate size distribution through pebble counts, shade measurements, and vegetation condition assessments. Additional measures of stream temperature, bank stability, and floodplain condition may also be included depending on the scale on applicability of the project actions.
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 10,000.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .12
      •      . . . . C.4.e.1 Streambank stabilization Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.e.2 Material Used For Streambank Stabilization (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.e.3 Miles of streambank stabilized .12
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 5,000.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .50
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 13.0
        •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
            Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
            Noxious weeds, no scientific names indicated.
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 13.0
        •      . . C.6 Upland Habitat And Sediment ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.6.a Upland Habitat / Sediment Funding 7,500.00
          •      . . . . C.6.b.1 Acres of upland habitat area treated 13.0
          •      . . . . C.6.b.2 Miles of road treated in upland area .00
          •      . . . . C.6.i.1 Upland agriculture managementY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.6.i.2 Upland agriculture management action(s) taken (LOV)
          •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 10,000.00
            •      . . . . 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.2 Type of acquisition to protect habitat (LOV)
              •      . . . . . . C.10.c.3 Type of property protected (LOV)
              •      . . . . . . C.10.c.4 Date of expiration of protection12/31/2056 (mm/dd/yyyy)
              •      . . . . . . C.10.c.5 Miles of streambank protected by land or easement acquisition 3.00
              •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired 46.0

Walla Walla River RM49-50 McKa    


  • Worksite Identifier: Walla Walla River RM49-50 McKa
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia
  • Subbasin: Walla Walla
  • Watershed: 17070102
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.9
  • Longitude: -118.35

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 27,500.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .25
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      CRITFC, "Wy-Kan-Ish-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit", Portland, OR: 1996
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      A representative portion of the total areas are selected for specific monitoring. Monitoring parameters include a mixture of both physical and biological characteristics expected to respond as a result of restoration and protection efforts. Monitoring efforts will include channel morphology measures (cross sections and longitudinal surveys), habitat condition assessments, substrate size distribution through pebble counts, shade measurements, and vegetation condition assessments. Additional measures of stream temperature, bank stability, and floodplain condition may also be included depending on the scale on applicability of the project actions.
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 5,000.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .25
      •      . . . . C.4.e.1 Streambank stabilization Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.e.2 Material Used For Streambank Stabilization (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.e.3 Miles of streambank stabilized .25
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 7,500.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .25
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 10.0
        •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
            Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
            Noxious weeds. Willows planted.
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 10.0
        •      . . C.6 Upland Habitat And Sediment ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.6.a Upland Habitat / Sediment Funding 7,500.00
          •      . . . . C.6.b.1 Acres of upland habitat area treated 13.0
          •      . . . . C.6.b.2 Miles of road treated in upland area .00
          •      . . . . C.6.h.1 Upland vegetation managementY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.6.h.2
              Species of plants in upland vegetation management
              Native grasses & plants. No specific scientific names provided
            •      . . . . . . C.6.h.3 Acres treated for upland vegetation management 13.0
          •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 7,500.00
            •      . . . . 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.2 Type of acquisition to protect habitat (LOV)
              •      . . . . . . C.10.c.3 Type of property protected (LOV)
              •      . . . . . . C.10.c.4 Date of expiration of protection12/31/2056 (mm/dd/yyyy)
              •      . . . . . . C.10.c.5 Miles of streambank protected by land or easement acquisition .25
              •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired 20.0

Camas Creek    


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

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: John Day
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.16564983862283
  • Longitude: -119.03137207729502

ESU

    No ESU data was found for this worksite.

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 25,000.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .65
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      CRITFC, "Wy-Kan-Ish-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit", Portland, OR: 1996.
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      A representative portion of the total areas are selected for specific monitoring. Monitoring parameters include a mixture of both physical and biological characteristics expected to respond as a result of restoration and protection efforts. Monitoring efforts will include channel morphology measures (cross sections and longitudinal surveys), habitat condition assessments, substrate size distribution through pebble counts, shade measurements, and vegetation condition assessments. Additional measures of stream temperature, bank stability, and floodplain condition may also be included depending on the scale on applicability of the project actions.
    •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 10,000.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .65
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 60.0
      •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
          Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
          Noxious weeds specific to Grant County, OR. No scientific names provided.
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 60.0
      •      . . C.6 Upland Habitat And Sediment ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.6.a Upland Habitat / Sediment Funding 15,000.00
        •      . . . . C.6.b.1 Acres of upland habitat area treated 1,900.0
        •      . . . . C.6.b.2 Miles of road treated in upland area .00
        •      . . . . C.6.h.1 Upland vegetation managementY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.6.h.2
            Species of plants in upland vegetation management
            Spray for noxious weeds.
          •      . . . . . . C.6.h.3 Acres treated for upland vegetation management 1,900.0