Maple Creek Reach Acquisition and Restoration
#10-WLT-RCO1777 #10-WLT-RCO1777
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed (Project Funded)
Schedule Start Date: 10/28/2010 End Date: 6/30/2012
Priority 1
Category Category: Acquisition/Restoration (Combination)
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DESCRIPTION
Maple Creek Reach Acquisition and Restoration acquired three properties: 1 - A 12 acre tract of land on the North Fork of the Nooksack River with 766 feet of frontage, remove several acres of Scotch broom, and established 5 acres of riparian floodplain forest; and, 2 - A 20.6 acre tract of land on the North Fork, contiguous to the first property, with 700 feet of frontage. 3 - This grant also supported the acquisiton of Bottiger's Pond II, primarily acquired with 11-1430 North Fork Reach Acquisition. Acquisition is facilitating ongoing reach level restoration and provides long term protection of riparian and floodplain habitat. The project is situated in a high priority reaches for both restoration and protection. The site is adjacent to a land owned by State of Washington and nearby a 78 acre protected salmon habitat reserve on Maple Creek. The project benefits the following fish resources: Spring Chinook, Bull Trout, and Winter Steelhead populations, listed as federally threatened under the Endangered Species Act, as well as Coho, Chum, Pink, and Sockeye salmon. Channel stability and key habitat quantity are the primary limiting factors in the North Fork. Acquisition of this site and re-establishing mature riparian forest allows for wood recruitment through natural floodplain processes, which will protect critical habitat, provide long term stability in side channels, backwaters, floodplain tributaries, and sloughs in the North Fork. Riparian Restoration was led by project partner Nookack Salmon Enhancement Association on the first tract. Whatcom Land Trust is pursing other restoration actions to improve salmon habitat across the three properties owned by the land trust in Maple Creek Reach.
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GOAL
Streambank protection
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
GOAL
Riparian Acres Acquired
Goal: 0   Actual: 34 
GOAL
Acres Planted in Riparian
Goal: 0   Actual: 0  Notes: 'Maple Creek Reach Acquisition and Restoration acquired three properties: 1 - A 12 acre tract of land on the North Fork of the Nooksack River with 766 feet of frontage, remove several acres of Scotch broom, and established 5 acres of riparian floodplain forest; and, 2 - A 20.6 acre tract of land on the North Fork, contiguous to the first property, with 700 feet of frontage
GOAL
Acres Plant removal/Control
Goal: 0   Actual: 0  Notes: 'Maple Creek Reach Acquisition and Restoration acquired three properties: 1 - A 12 acre tract of land on the North Fork of the Nooksack River with 766 feet of frontage, remove several acres of Scotch broom, and established 5 acres of riparian floodplain forest; and, 2 - A 20.6 acre tract of land on the North Fork, contiguous to the first property, with 700 feet of frontage
FUNDING
Project Cost
$519,030
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $519,030
Expended Funds $519,030
Balance $0
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ACTIVITY-REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION PCSRF
Miles Of Streambank Protected By Land or Easement Acquisition 00.14 Miles
ACTIVITY-RIPARIAN HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
* Total Riparian Acres Treated
100%
5 Actual
5 Planned
Acres
* Total Riparian Miles Streambank Treated
100%
0.14 Actual
0.14 Planned
Miles
Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control
100%
3 Actual
3 Planned
Acres
Acres Planted in riparian
100%
5 Actual
5 Planned
Acres
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
NOTES
NSEA will begin restoration plantings in 2011.
Spring work parties to pull Scotch Broom and plant trees are being planned by WLT and NSEA.