Ceded Basins Habitat Support II

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat Upland Habitat And Sediment
Project ID2007-2-01
Recovery DomainsMiddle Columbia River, Snake River
Start Date03/01/2008
End Date12/31/2011
Year2007
StatusCompleted
Last Edited05/08/2024
 
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Description    


The CTUIR Ceded Basins Habitat Support project addresses fish habitat protection and restoration in four subbasins within the CTUIR Ceded Lands (Umatilla, Walla Walla, John Day, and Grande Ronde). The goal is to restore self-sustaining and viable anadromous fish populations and aquatic first foods through the restoration of functional watershed conditions. The project objectives include the following and are consistent with the Umatilla River Vision:
1. Improve active floodplain flow access and floodplain connection with instream flow by removing or modifying false impediments.
2. Protect and improve surface water quality through the enhancement of floodplain and wetland conditions.
3. Promote an appropriate channel pattern and gradient to be measured as sinuosity.
4. Promote appropriate channel morphology and functional instream and aquatic habitat.
5. Promote healthy and stable salmonid habitat through the maintenance and development of pool habitat and hiding cover.
6. Enhance diversity and abundance of macroinvertebrate communities.

The project proposal was organized to fund the Habitat Program Supervisor plus provide project implementation funds to four of the subbasins with the CTUIR Ceded Lands. The Habitat Supervisor accomplished the following tasks under this project:
1. Habitat Project Development and Supervision
• provide supervisory oversight of CTUIR PCSRF projects/project leaders;
• proactively develop collaborative relationships with co-managers (e.g. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife), non-governmental organizations, private landowners, and universities to develop cost-share opportunities, distribute project workloads, implement projects, and ensure projects are scientifically defensible;
• provide integration of PCSRF funding with other local, state and federal salmon habitat restoration funding in a watershed context;
• incorporate research information regarding floodplain/riverine processes and native aquatic communities into the habitat program;
• incorporate technologies and methods that improve program efficiency.
2. Pre-Project (supervise and assist project habitat project leaders)
• Preparation of project proposals;
• assist project leaders in development and securing of necessary landowner easements;
• prepare biological assessments to meet ESA consultation requirements;
• acquire necessary environmental clearances (NEPA, Sec 404, Stream zone alteration, etc.);
• acquire necessary cultural clearances;
• acquire necessary pre-acquisition appraisals;
• design, or assist in design of, projects to protect and restore anadromous fish habitat and floodplain processes on Tribally-owned lands, private lands, and federal lands;
3. Project Implementation (supervise and assist project habitat project leaders)
• assist project leaders with oversight and tracking of implementation actions;
4. Post-Implementation (supervise and assist project habitat project leaders)
• assist project leader with reporting requirements;
• coordinate with Fisheries Monitoring Program to develop and maintain defensible and consistent monitoring methods and reporting;
• coordinate project activities with CRITFC.

The Umatilla River Subbasin work was focused on the Meacham Creek Restoration Project and specifically a channelized portion of Meacham Creek between River Miles 6.0 and 7.0 (45.63073N, -118.356738W). This portion of the stream was straightened and moved to the west side of the valley and levees were constructed in the floodplain to minimize lateral channel migration and overland flow. The property is a mix of CTUIR ownership and National Forest, which gave the CTUIR and USFS opportunity for restoration activity. PCSRF funds were utilized as partial match to hire an environmental consulting firm, Tetra Tech EC, to assist an interdisciplinary technical team in developing a geomorphic channel design for restoring channel and floodplai

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 1.75 1.75
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 12.75 17.30
  Acres Treated 546.0 541.0
Upland Habitat
  Acres Treated 650.0 650.0
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed 1 1
  Miles Opened 3.20 3.00

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$132,015
Report Total:$132,015


Project Map



Worksites

7. McCoy Meadows    


  • Worksite Identifier: 7. McCoy Meadows
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
Plant protection

Location Information

  • Basin: Lower Snake (170601)
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Snake River
  • Latitude: 45.272144
  • Longitude: -118.381713

ESU

  • Mid-Columbia River Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 22,417.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 3.25
    •      . . 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)
      Tree and shrub plantings were monitored for browse before and after installation of the exclosure plots. The exclosures were individually inspected to assure that construction met the design standards and the intent of the installation.
    •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 22,417.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 3.25
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 450.0
      •      . . . . C.5.d.1 FencingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.d.2 Miles of fence along stream .00
        •      . . . . . . C.5.d.3 Acres of riparian area protected by fencing 2.0
      •      . . . . C.5.e.1 Riparian exclusionY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.e.2 Acres of riparian area protected by exclusion other than fencing 450.0
        •      . . . . . . C.5.e.3 Miles of riparian streambank protected by exclusion other than fencing 3.25

5. Birch Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: 5. Birch Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
Government Draw Exclosure Fence

Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia (170701)
  • Subbasin: Umatilla
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Middle Columbia River
  • Latitude: 45.6279
  • Longitude: -118.8486

ESU

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

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 13,083.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .50
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      none
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      The exclosure is monitored during the grazing season to assure that livestock are not entering the riparian area and fences are secure.
    •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 13,083.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .50
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 12.0
      •      . . . . C.5.d.1 FencingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.d.2 Miles of fence along stream 1.10
        •      . . . . . . C.5.d.3 Acres of riparian area protected by fencing 12.0
      •      . . . . C.5.e.1 Riparian exclusionY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.e.2 Acres of riparian area protected by exclusion other than fencing 12.0
        •      . . . . . . C.5.e.3 Miles of riparian streambank protected by exclusion other than fencing 1.00

1. Meacham Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1. Meacham Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia (170701)
  • Subbasin: Umatilla
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Middle Columbia River
  • Latitude: 45.6318
  • Longitude: -118.3568

ESU

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

Map

Photos

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 1.00
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Unknown
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      Monitoring includes redd surveys and observations for adult and juvenile salmonids in the treated area.
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 15,000.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated 1.00
      •      . . . . 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 .00
      •      . . 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 2.00
        •      . . . . 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
            none
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control .0

4. SF Walla Walla/Beaver Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: 4. SF Walla Walla/Beaver Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
Passage Restoration

Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia (170701)
  • Subbasin: Walla Walla
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Middle Columbia River
  • Latitude: 45.8786
  • Longitude: -118.2618

ESU

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

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 15,015.00
    •      . . 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: 1996
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      Physical parameters are monitored at the site by a total station and through photographic points. The total station data was used for project design and implementation monitoring to assure construction compliance. Photopoints before and after implementation will be used to track changes over time. Fish presence/absence sampling upstream of the project site will be used to measure effectiveness of the passage amelioration.
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding 5,015.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible 3.20
      •      . . . . C.2.b.2 Square miles of streambed made accessible0 (Square miles)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 1
      •      . . . . C.2.c.1 Fish passage blockages removed or altered (other than road crossings reported in C.2.f to C.2.i)Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.c.2 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers removed/altered 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 .50
        •      . . . . 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 .50

2. Walla Wall River RM49    


  • Worksite Identifier: 2. Walla Wall River RM49
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
Lampson Site

Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia (170701)
  • Subbasin: Walla Walla
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Middle Columbia River
  • Latitude: 45.9
  • Longitude: -118.35

ESU

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

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 10,000.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 1.00
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      CTUIR. "Upper Walla Walla River Habitat Restoration Action Plan - Draft", Pendleton, OR: 2008.
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      Physical site data is collected through a combination of LiDar and total station/RTK GPS for a highly detailed Digital Terrain Model of the project design area. Additional analysis of the DTM provides geomorphic information for both design needs and physical monitoring.
    •      . . 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 5,000.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 2.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 1.0
        •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
            Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
            none
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control .0

3. Camas Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: 3. Camas Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
Offsite Water Development

Location Information

  • Basin: John Day (170702)
  • Subbasin: North Fork John Day
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Middle Columbia River
  • Latitude: 44.9827
  • Longitude: -118.9027

ESU

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

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 .80
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      none
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      Monitoring includes redd surveys and observations for adult and juvenile salmonids in the treated area.
    •      . . 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 1.50
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated .0
      •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
          Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
          unknown
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control .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 325.0
        •      . . . . C.6.b.2 Miles of road treated in upland area .00
        •      . . . . C.6.j.1 Upland livestock management Y (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.6.j.2 Upland livestock management action(s) taken (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.6.j.3 Upland acres managed for livestock 325.0
          •      . . . . . . C.6.j.4 Number of livestock water installations/developments 4

6. Dark Canyon Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: 6. Dark Canyon Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
Kuhna Fish Habitat Project

Location Information

  • Basin: Lower Snake (170601)
  • Subbasin: Upper Grande Ronde River
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Snake River
  • Latitude: 45.2699
  • Longitude: -118.0126

ESU

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

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 26,500.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 3.50
    •      . . 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)
      Site monitoring included physical stream habitat surveys in Dark Canyon Creek prior to project implementation, which will be repeated at a future time. The installation of the off-site watering facilities were inspected (monitored) for compliance with the design and to assure compliance with the range management plan for rotational grazing.
    •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 14,500.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 3.50
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 63.0
      •      . . . . C.5.d.1 FencingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.d.2 Miles of fence along stream 6.50
        •      . . . . . . C.5.d.3 Acres of riparian area protected by fencing 63.0
      •      . . . . C.5.e.1 Riparian exclusionY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.e.2 Acres of riparian area protected by exclusion other than fencing 63.0
        •      . . . . . . C.5.e.3 Miles of riparian streambank protected by exclusion other than fencing 3.50
      •      . . . . C.5.g.1 Conservation grazing managementY (Y/N)
      •      . . C.6 Upland Habitat And Sediment ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.6.a Upland Habitat / Sediment Funding 12,000.00
        •      . . . . C.6.b.1 Acres of upland habitat area treated 325.0
        •      . . . . C.6.b.2 Miles of road treated in upland area .00
        •      . . . . C.6.j.1 Upland livestock management Y (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.6.j.2 Upland livestock management action(s) taken (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.6.j.3 Upland acres managed for livestock 325.0
          •      . . . . . . C.6.j.4 Number of livestock water installations/developments 4