Cottonwood Creek Streambank

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID056 89 CW Mul
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date07/07/2010
End Date12/30/2011
Year2008
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


During this project eight meetings were held to coordinate and communicate project administration, planning, technical, reporting, and implementation activities with Office of Species Conservation (OSC), regional partners, and regulatory agencies to ensure project goals, objectives, and expectations are being met and to comply with environmental regulations.
The project sponsor worked a NOAA biologist to complete the biological opinion for the ESA consultation form.

The Idaho State Historic Presentation Office cleared the project as meeting Natural Historic Presentation Act Section 106 in July 2011. The Army Corps of Engineers authorized work through the Clean Water Act permitting process in July 2011.

Two on-site tours were completed to review designs and obtain input from landowners and agencies.

Fish were removed from project site prior to construction. Fish removed included thirty-three steelhead, one Coho salmon, and various other species.

Storm water control measures were installed to prevent runoff during the construction time frame.

Installation measures included 330 LF (.0625 miles) of stream bank protection, 3 rock barbs, 10 root wads and 330 LF of bio-engineering, 640 LF (.121 miles) of fence, 63LF of biologs, 51 LF of brush mattress, 2.5 acres of grass seeding and the planting of 283 trees.

Although the final report mentions two worksites, there was actually only one. On one side of the stream, streambank stabilization was implemented in two areas less than ½ a mile apart. Directly across stream from the streambank stabilization fencing was installed.

NPSWCD staff collected baseline fish habitat monitoring data and inspected installation during construction. The baseline data is summarized in the report “Cottonwood Creek Streambank Project Monitoring Report” dated December 2011. The monitoring protocol and report can be found at www.nezperceswcd.org.

The project was delayed for one year due to an 18 month delay in receiving the appropriate environmental permitting/clearances.

Monitoring of fish habitat data will be performed in 2015. Project site monitoring will occur in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

We were able to fully fund this project out of the 2008 grant.

Project Benefit    


Rearing habitat and long-term habitat quality will be improved for juvenile steelhead.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .06 .15
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .12 .15
  Acres Treated 2.5 4.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$57,429
Other$16,246
In-Kind Other$11,236
Report Total:$84,911


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Worksites

Cottonwood Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: Cottonwood Creek
  • Start Date: 08/01/2011
  • End Date: 12/31/2011
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Clearwater
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.4958
  • Longitude: -116.707956

ESU

  • Snake River Basin 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 84,911.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .12
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Nez Perce SWCD. 2010. Draft Cottonwood Creek Restoration Plan. Culdesac, Idaho.
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      There are no montoring activities associated with this project.
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 47,550.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .06
      •      . . . . 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 .06
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 37,361.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .12
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 2.5
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Festuca ovina L., Pseudoroegneria spicata, Poa secunda,Trifolium pratense, T. repens, Agropyron intermedium, Elymus cinereus, Phleum pratense, Dactylis glomerata, Bromus marginatus, Cornus sericea, Populus hybrid, P. trichocarpa, Salix exigua, S. lasiandra, Elymus cinerus, Festuca idahoensis, Carex microptera, C. nebrascensis, eleocharis palustris, Juncus balticus, J. effusus
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 2.5
        •      . . . . C.5.d.1 FencingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.2 Miles of fence along stream .12