Focus on the North Fork: Side Channels
#05-WLT-RCO1450 #05-WLT-RCO1450
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 1/30/2006 End Date: 5/31/2010
Priority 1
Category Category: Acquisition/Restoration (Combination)
DESCRIPTION
Whatcom Land Trust used this funding for the project "Focus on the North Fork: Side Channels," which acquired 42.35 acres of river frontage and side-channel habitat on the North Fork Nooksack. The two parcels acquired were a 17.35-acre tract at RM 49 with 1,300 feet of river frontage, side channels and small islands, and a 25-acre parcel at RM 42 on Bell Creek and the North Fork with 1,800 feet of frontage, forested side channels. and islands. The project included riparian restoration of 34 acres of habitat on the two purchased properties and on a previously acquired 78-acre site on Maple Creek. A feasibility review and preliminary design of restoration opportunities on the three properties was completed by Lummi Natural Resources to address limiting factors. The 17-acre tract was acquired by Whatcom Land Trust in 2005 and is offered as partial match for this project. The 25-acre Bell Creek tract is desirable for rural development and is zoned for three home sites. The majority of this parcel is located in the floodplain of the North Fork. Channel stability, habitat diversity, and reducing sediment load are limiting factors for Chinook salmon along this reach of the river. The restoration portion of this project addressed these problems through the re-establishment of riparian conifer forests and feasibility review for construction of in-stream wood structures. Acquisition of the project sites prevents development in the floodplain, prevents removal of riparian forest, reduces storm-water runoff, and protects habitat from possible flood control efforts.
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GOAL
The goal of the project is to protect and restore native riparian vegetation along salmon bearing streams. -Riparian acreage
Goal: 0 acres  Actual: 32 acres Notes: Riparian acres acquired
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-uplands acquired
Goal: 0 Acres  Actual: 9 Acres
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Riparian acres planted
Goal: 0 Acres  Actual: 49 Acres Notes: Riparian acres planted
FUNDING
Project Cost
$472,245.19
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $472,245
Expended Funds $472,245
Balance $0
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LOCATION
Congressional Districts:1
US WA WRIA:1 Nooksack
Legislative Districts:42
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Anderson Creek
Puget Sound Process Units:Delta NKS
Steelhead PCH:High
USGS Level 5 Hydro Regions:Lower North 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
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Species of Concern
US WA Township:T39-0N R5-0E S28
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
US WA Township:T39-0N R5-0E S01
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Maple Creek
US WA Township:T40-0N R6-0E S31
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Number of structures placed in channel 07 Number
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated 00.04 Miles
ACTIVITY-RIPARIAN HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
* Total Riparian Acres Treated
146%
49.5 Actual
34 Planned
Acres
* Total Riparian Miles Streambank Treated 02.25 Miles
Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 12.5 Acres
Acres Planted in riparian 39.5 Acres
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION