Catalyst Paper SF Acquisition & Restoration
#07-NSEA-RCO1842 #07-NSEA-RCO1842
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed (Project Funded)
Schedule Start Date: 12/13/2007 End Date: 6/30/2011
Priority 1
Category Category: Acquisition/Restoration (Combination)
DESCRIPTION
This project protected 130 acres of priority South Fork Nooksack River and Landingstrip Creek habitat in Whatcom County, and improved fish passage by replacing a barrier culvert with a bridge. Additional restoration objectives completed, outside this grant, includes instream habitat restoration through large woody debris placement and riparian plantings. The fish passage barrier was identified on the project site during the SRFB-funded barrier inventory (01-1258N). The barrier was ranked in the top 30 out of 800 for immediate removal. The barrier correction opens up more than a mile of rearing and spawning habitat. The site was planted in hybrid cottonwood that was harvested in 2007. The property contains over 7,500 linear feet of stream channel including Landingstrip Creek and two unnamed tributaries, 50 acres of wetlands, and borders 2,100 linear feet of the SF Nooksack River. Fish presence in the SF Nooksack watershed included ESA-listed spring Chinook and bull trout, coho and chum salmon, steelhead and cutthroate trout. To the east, across the river, the Whatcom Land Trust maintains a 100-acre conservation easement on property owned by Whatcom County Parks and Recreation. To the south, the site adjoins over 200 acres of wetlands, a majority of which lies on land already owned by the Whatcom Land Trust and is currently undergoing restoration. To the west and north, the site adjoins two private properties which have over 4,500 linear feet of stream restoration underway.
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GOAL
Acres Riparian Protected
Goal: 0 Acres  Actual: 130 Acres Notes: 'This project protected 130 acres of South Fork Nooksack River and Landingstrip Creek habitat in Whatcom County
GOAL
Acres Riparian Area Acquired
Goal: 0 acres  Actual: 80 acres
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Acres Wetland Acquired
Goal: 0 Acres  Actual: 50 Acres
FUNDING
Project Cost
$1,123,818
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $1,123,818
Expended Funds $1,123,818
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:Lower 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 S08
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
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ACTIVITY-FISH PASSAGE IMPROVEMENT PCSRF
* Miles of Stream Made Accessible
100%
1 Actual
1 Planned
Miles
*Number of Blockages/Impediments/Barriers Impeding Passage
100%
1 Actual
1 Planned
Number
Number of bridges
100%
1 Actual
1 Planned
Number
ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
100%
1.42 Actual
1.42 Planned
Miles
Acres Of Off-Channel/Floodplain Connected Or AddedNot entered
Miles of Off-Channel Stream CreatedNot entered
ACTIVITY-RIPARIAN HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
* Total Riparian Acres Treated
0%
0.2 Actual
130 Planned
Acres
* Total Riparian Miles Streambank Treated
70%
1 Actual
1.42 Planned
Miles
Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control
100%
130 Actual
130 Planned
Acres
Acres Planted in riparian
100%
47.1 Actual
47.1 Planned
Acres
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