Acme to Saxon Reach Assessment
#00-LT-RCO1795 #00-LT-RCO1795
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 3/1/2001 End Date: 9/1/2004
Priority 1
Category Category: Non-Capital Projects
The Saxon to Acme reach assessment provided the baseline level of habitat, geomorphic and hydrologic data needed to begin riparian, off-channel and in-stream restoration project design. The assessment also provided the baseline data necessary for beginning a monitoring plan on the projects designed. This assessment is a key component in an overall restoration project planning strategy. It incorporated an initial inventory and analysis of habitat, consistent with the WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Plan (2005). Based on the results of the inventory and assessment, sites for restoration activities were identified. This will make it more likely that projects will interact positively and further restoration goals; rather than conflict with each other. It will allow the strategic timing and implementation of restoration projects throughout the reach. The Saxon-to-Acme Reach is located between River Mile 8.5 and 13 on the South Fork Nooksack River. This reach has been a focus of land aquisition and conservation efforts by Whatcom County and the Whatcom Land Trust resulting in parks and conservation easements.
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The goal of the project is to increase/improve information to help select projects that have a high certainty and benefit.
Project Cost
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $103,575
Expended Funds $103,575
Balance $0

Congressional Districts:1
US WA WRIA:1 Nooksack
Legislative Districts:42
Puget Sound Process Units:Delta NKS
Steelhead PCH:High
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Middle South Fork Nooksack River
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Not Warranted
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead DPS/ESU:Odd Year Pink Salmon - Not Warranted
Bulltrout Management Unit:Puget Sound
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead DPS/ESU:Puget Sound Steelhead - Threatened
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead DPS/ESU:Puget Sound\Strait of Georgia Coho Salmo
PSP Action Areas:San Juan Islands
USGS Level 5 Hydro Regions:South Fork Nooksack River
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Species of Concern
US WA Township:T37-0N R5-0E S16
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
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