SF Nooksack Instream Restoration - Van Zandt
#07-NIT-RCO1800 #07-NIT-RCO1800
 South Fork Nooksack (Mouth to Skookum Cr.) Restoration Riparian Restoration SF Nooksack Instream Restoration - Van Zandt
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/13/2007 End Date: 9/30/2010
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
The  project involved the design and construction of fourteen complex logjams within a 0.5-mile segment of the lower South Fork Nooksack River (RM0.9-RM1.4) near the mouths of Tawes and Caron Creeks.  The goal of the project was to address the habitat factors most limiting the South Fork Nooksack early chinook population in the reach: low habitat diversity, lack of deep holding pools with cover, and high summer water temperatures.  

According to the Puget Sound TRT, the South Fork population has the highest risk of near-term extinction among the 22 populations that comprise the Puget Sound Chinook ESU, and its recovery is considered critical to recovery of the ESU as a whole.  The highest near-term priority for WRIA 1 salmon recovery is to conserve the South Fork early chinook population by initiating a native stock-rebuilding program and implementing projects that deliver immediate improvement in capacity and productivity downstream from the hatchery program site (RM14.3).  The project, the third in a series of logjam projects below the Acme Bridge (RM8.5), was designed and constructed to increase the frequency and depth of holding pools, availability of instream cover, and availability of temperature refugia by encouraging formation of complex pools in a zone of groundwater and tributary influence to the river.  Life stages affected include upstream migration, holding, spawning, and rearing for early chinook; bull trout and steelhead that spawn higher in the basin will also be affected.
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GOAL
The goal of the project is to improve instream morphology and habitat in salmon bearing streams.
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Total Riparian Miles Streambank Measure: Riparian-Land Cover: Total riparian miles streambank treated
Goal: 0 Miles  Actual: 0 Miles
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Acres of Planting Measure: Riparian land cover: Acres of planting
Goal: 5 Acres  Actual: 5 Acres
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Miles Stream Treated/Protected Measure: Miles Stream Treated/Protected
Goal: 0 Miles  Actual: 0 Miles
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Total Miles Instream Habitat Treated Measure: Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
Goal: 0 Miles  Actual: 0 Miles
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Miles Stream Treated for Channel Structure Placement
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
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Acres Streambed Treated for Channel Structure Placement
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
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Pools Created through Channel Structure Placement
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
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Number Structures Placed in Channel Measure: Number of structures placed in channel
Goal: 0 Number  Actual: 14 Number
FUNDING
Project Cost
$370,870
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $370,870
Expended Funds $370,870
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
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 S35
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Upper South Fork Nooksack River
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Miles of Streambank Stabilized 00.5 Miles
Number of structures placed in channel 14 Number
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated 00.5 Miles
ACTIVITY-RIPARIAN HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Acres Planted in riparian 05 Acres
ACTIVITY TYPE - ACQUISITION/EASEMENTS/LEASES - WASHINGTON
Miles Stream Treated/Protected 00.5 Miles
ACTIVITY TYPE - RIPARIAN HABITAT - WASHINGTON
Riparian land cover: Acres of planting 05 Acres
Riparian-Land Cover: Total riparian miles streambank treated 00.5 Miles
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