Fourth Creek Habitat Improvement Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project IDNA10NMF4380437
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date10/01/2010
End Date12/31/2011
Year2010
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


All technical designs, pre-project surveys and environmental documents were done and secured prior to the implementation of this project. Large woody debris(logs), root-wads and gravels were added to six sites on Fourth Creek and an additional eight sites on Second Creek, also located within the Coquille Tribes Empire Property. 900 of access road was not constructed for access in the Fourth Creek watershed. All work in Fourth Creek was done near the two bridges crossing the stream in the mid to upper reaches. The cost, time and disturbance by opening additional access road in the watershed was deemed as not beneficial. Eight sites in Second Creek were substituted for the sites deleted in lower reaches of Fourth Creek.
Removal by physical means of toxic and noxious plants did occur in both 2nd and 4th Creek watersheds, with the bulk of this work type occurring in the 4th Creek watershed.
Sites where there were disturbed soils from actions taken during implementation of this project were mulched and seeded.
Actual amount of pools created is an estimate(20) until stream flows enlarge with winter rains and additional pools are created.
There were 81 beaver removed from Second and Fourth Creeks in two recent trapping seasons. 22 major beaver dams were breached in Fourth Creek to improve flow, connectivity, and fish passage. 53,974 coho fry were introduced into 4th Creek March 2011 by ODFW. 22,000 coho fry were introduced into 4th Creek in March of 2012. Since Sept. 2011, at least 20 site visits that include pictures and field notes. Macro-invertebrate sampling was conducted pre-project and taxonomy completed. A sampling strategy is being built and more sophisticated equipment is on hand. Spring surveys in 2011 and 2012 in 4th Creek confirmed coho fry did disperse from point of introduction at the Lower Bridge downstream to below the reservoir. Cutthroat fry and adults have been viewed in both 2nd and 4th Creeks at or near LWD and gravel sites in 2011 and 2012.
Tree planting in 2nd and 4th creeks (616 conifers) was completed in April of 2012. The finger weir at 4th Creek Dam is installed and upgrades (ladder, steps and gate) have been acquired and are to be installed in 2012 during low flow months. A failed culvert on 2nd Creek was replaced with a fish-friendly culvert and is being monitored.

Project Benefit    


Project Outcomes:
• Increase in large woody debris at five sites along Fourth Creek
• Increase in spawning gravels at five sites along Fourth Creek
• Increased pool frequency in Fourth Creek
• Increased channel complexity in Fourth Creek
• Increased stream productivity over 2 miles of Fourth Creek
• Better understanding of fish presence and usage
• Long-term adult and juvenile monitoring program
• Immediate increase in production due to strategic placement of Coho fry
Project Outcomes:
• Increase in large woody debris at five sites along Fourth Creek
• Increase in spawning gravels at five sites along Fourth Creek
• Increased pool frequency in Fourth Creek
• Increased channel complexity in Fourth Creek
• Increased stream productivity over 2 miles of Fourth Creek
• Better understanding of fish presence and usage
• Long-term adult and juvenile monitoring program
• Immediate increase in production due to strategic placement of Coho fry

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.70 2.00
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.00 2.00
  Acres Treated 1.3 1.5
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed 22 0
  Miles Opened 1.70 2.00

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$75,630
Other$11,280
In-Kind Donated Labor$1,500
In-Kind Other$3,432
Report Total:$91,842


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Worksites

20119726    


  • Worksite Identifier: 20119726
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
4th Creek

Location Information

  • Basin: Southern Oregon Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 43.35549395493724
  • Longitude: -124.28751589119167

ESU

  • Oregon Coast Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Oregon Coast Coho Salmon ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 35,349.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 1.20
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Coquille Tribe Empire Property Plan Environmental Assessment Evans, D. and Associates Nov. 8, 1999 2828 SW Corbett Ave. Portland, Oregon 97201 Resource Protection Program and Implementation Plan Healy, M., March 2000 Coquille Indian Tribe North Bend, Ore
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding 1,400.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible 1.20
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 22
      •      . . . . 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 22
      •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 31,449.00
        •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated 1.20
        •      . . . . C.4.c.1 Channel reconfiguration and connectivityY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.2 Type of change to channel configuration and connectivity (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.3 Miles of stream treated for channel reconfiguration and connectivity .87
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .00
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .0
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 20
        •      . . . . 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 .35
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.4 Acres of streambed treated through channel structure placement 1.8
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 20
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.6 Yards of average stream-width at mid-point of channel structure placement project15 (Yards)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 13
        •      . . . . 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 .30
        •      . . . . C.4.f.1 Spawning gravel placementY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.f.2 Miles of stream treated with addition of spawning gravel .40
          •      . . . . . . C.4.f.3 Cubic yards of spawning gravel placed55 (Cubic yards)
        •      . . . . C.4.g.1 Plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.g.2
            Species of plants removed/controlled
            Jacobaea vulgaris Cytisus scoparius Cirsium vulgare
          •      . . . . . . C.4.g.3 Miles of stream treated for plant removal/control .87
          •      . . . . . . C.4.g.4 Acres of streambed treated for plant removal/control 4.8
        •      . . . . C.4.h.1 BeaversY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.h.2 Number of beavers introduced 69
        •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 2,500.00
          •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .50
          •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated .5
          •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
              Species of plants planted in riparian
              Pseudotsuga menziesii Thuga plicata Chamaecyparis lawsonia Sequoia sempervirens
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian .5

35400518    


  • Worksite Identifier: 35400518
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
2nd Creek

Location Information

  • Basin: Southern Oregon Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 43.373616840441564
  • Longitude: -124.28129911422445

ESU

    No ESU data was found for this worksite.

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 51,561.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .50
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Coquille Tribe Empire Property Plan Environmental Assessment Evans, D. and Associates Nov. 8, 1999 2828 SW Corbett Ave. Portland, Oregon 97201 Resource Protection Program and Implementation Plan Healy, M., March 2000 Coquille Indian Tribe North Bend, Ore
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding 16,212.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible .50
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 1
      •      . . . . C.2.f.1 Culvert installed or improved at road stream crossingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.2 Number of culverts installed or improved 1
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.3 Miles of stream made accessible by culvert installation/upgrade .50
      •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 30,849.00
        •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .50
        •      . . . . C.4.c.1 Channel reconfiguration and connectivityY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.2 Type of change to channel configuration and connectivity (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.3 Miles of stream treated for channel reconfiguration and connectivity .50
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .00
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 10
        •      . . . . 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 10
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 8
        •      . . . . 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
        •      . . . . C.4.f.1 Spawning gravel placementY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.f.2 Miles of stream treated with addition of spawning gravel .50
          •      . . . . . . C.4.f.3 Cubic yards of spawning gravel placed22 (Cubic yards)
        •      . . . . C.4.h.1 BeaversY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.h.2 Number of beavers introduced 12
        •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 4,500.00
          •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .50
          •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated .8
          •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
              Species of plants planted in riparian
              Pseudotsuga menziesii Thuga plicata Chamaecyparis lawsonia Sequoia sempervirens
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian .8