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WRIA 1 FY2008 Priority Project Implementation

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat
Project ID08-NOOK-02
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date07/01/2010
End Date04/30/2012
Year2008
StatusCompleted
Last Edited06/11/2018
 
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Description    


The goal of the project is to address the habitat factors most limiting the Nooksack early chinook population: low habitat diversity, lack of deep pools with cover, and high summer water temperatures in the South Fork and lack of stable spawning habitat and low habitat diversity in the North Fork. Specifically, the project partially funded: (1) design and construction of 14 complex log jams in the South Fork Nooksack River Van Zandt Reach (RM 0.9-1.4); and (2) feasibility and design of restoration in the North Fork Nooksack River Wildcat Reach (RM 53.3-54.8) and Farmhouse Reach (RM 46.8-49.4). Remainder of the funds needed came from the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB). The Van Zandt reach log jams were constructed in summer 2010 and designed to form deep holding pools with complex cover, persist through high flow conditions (100-yr event), and not increase flood risk to adjacent landowners. Nooksack Tribe contracted with Herrera Environmental Consultants to provide engineering design, hydraulic modeling and geomorphic assessment, and construction oversight. Areas disturbed during construction, as well as the tops and sides of the logjams, were replanted with native forest species. As such, the project is expected to provide immediate cover in the low-flow channel, with pools and associated temperature refugia forming during bank full and higher discharge events. The Wildcat Reach feasibility and design project entailed site reconnaissance visits, preparation of a feasibility report, technical materials, procurement of materials, development and review of a reach-scale conceptual design, and preliminary and final designs, hydraulic modeling, and geomorphic assessment for the Phase 1 project. The Farmhouse Reach project entailed site visits, review of technical information, and work to develop the reach-scale conceptual design.

Project Benefit    


Project will address the habitat factors most limiting in the highest priority reach for the highest priority salmonid population in WRIA 1: South Fork Nooksack early chinook. Specifically, project will increase the frequency and depth of pools, availability of instream cover, and availability of temperature refugia by encouraging formation of complex pools with cover in a zone of groundwater and tributary influence to the river. Life stages affected are primarily adult migration and holding, and juvenile rearing. Other salmonids that use the reach will also benefit, including ESA-listed steelhead, as well as coho, chum, pink, and sockeye salmon.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .50 .50

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$60,753
Other$552,161
Report Total:$612,914


Project Map



Worksites

20108216    


  • Worksite Identifier: 20108216
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
South Fork: Van Zandt reach

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin: Nooksack
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 48.797
  • Longitude: -122.197

ESU

  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Chum Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Odd-year
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 328,170.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .50
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board. 2005. WRIA 1 Salmonid Recovery Plan. Bellingham, WA. Also multiple reach assessment/restoration plans completed for North and South Forks.
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      Project effectiveness monitoring; monitoring plan in development.
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 328,170.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .50
      •      . . . . 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 .50
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 9
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 15
      •      . . . . 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 .29

35397550    


  • Worksite Identifier: 35397550
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
North Fork: Wildcat Reach

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 48.906
  • Longitude: -121.998

ESU

  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Chum Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Odd-year
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 121,135.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .00
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board. 2011. 2011-2013 WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery 3-Year Project Plan. Bellingham, WA.
    •      . . 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 121,135.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .00
      •      . . . . 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 .00
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 0

35397551    


  • Worksite Identifier: 35397551
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
North Fork: Farmhouse Reach

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 48.904
  • Longitude: -122.108

ESU

  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Chum Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Odd-year
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 163,609.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .00
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Funding Board. 2012. 2012-2014 WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery 3-Year Project Plan. Bellingham, WA.
    •      . . 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 163,609.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .00
      •      . . . . 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 .00
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 0