Nesset's Reach LWD
#07-LNR-RCO1794 #07-LNR-RCO1794
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/13/2007 End Date: 5/25/2010
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
The Lummi Nation's Nesset's Reach LWD Project stabilized eight existing wood accumulations by using pilings within a 1.18-mile reach on the South Fork Nooksack River near River Mile 11. The project addressed reach-scale recommendations for the restoration of habitats that support the recovery of ESA-listed South Fork early Chinook, bull trout, steelhead, and other salmonid populations. The goals of the project were to: 1) increase key habitat quantity; and 2) increase habitat diversity. To address these objectives, the project sought to increase the residence time and function of wood already deposited in the reach. The reach is an active depositional area for wood, although the lack of large pieces has reduced the stability of logjams so that accumulations rarely persist and function for more than a year. Because wood is a key component of habitat formation in this reach of the South Fork, it is expected that stabilizing the transient wood will create local scour pools and provide diverse habitat in a relatively cool reach of the South Fork. The project utilized cost-effective techniques such as pinning wood accumulations in place with pilings or adding large wood as ballast. The stabilized wood accumulations were expected to trap and hold additional wood moving through the system. Project partners included the Whatcom Land Trust, Whatcom County Parks, Lawson-Curtis family.
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GOAL
Total Miles Instream Habitat Treated Measure: Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
Goal: 1 Miles  Actual: 1 Miles
GOAL
Acres Streambed Treated for Channel Structure
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
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Pool Created through Channel Structure Placement
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
GOAL
Number Structures Placed in Channel Measure: Number of structures placed in channel
Goal: 10 Number  Actual: 8 Number
FUNDING
Project Cost
$162,908
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $162,908
Expended Funds $162,908
Balance $0
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LOCATION
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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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
69%
1.18 Actual
1.7 Planned
Miles
Miles of Streambank StabilizedNot entered
Number of structures placed in channel 08 Number
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