South Fork Nooksack at Sygitowicz ELJ Construction
#10-NIT-RCO1442 #10-NIT-RCO1442
 South Fork Nooksack (Mouth to Skookum Cr.) Restoration Riparian Restoration South Fork Nooksack at Sygitowicz ELJ Construction
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 5/20/2010 End Date: 6/30/2011
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
Project Photo
DESCRIPTION
The South Fork Nooksack (SFN) early Chinook population is considered essential for ESU recovery, but abundances are critically low and immediate action is necessary to ensure population persistence. A recent reach assessment and restoration planning effort identified limiting factors and causes of habitat degradation and recommended specific restoration strategies and locations. This project restored habitat in a reach that scored 3rd highest among 18 reaches in the South Fork in terms of restoration potential; projects in the other two reaches are already underway. Specifically, this project constructed 7 engineered log jams, stabilized one existing log jam, and removed about 250 feet of riprap in the South Fork Nooksack River near Sygitowicz Creek (RM 3.85-4.0) in order to: (1) Increase habitat diversity (i.e. increase quantity of complex wood cover in low-flow and high-flow channels, increase habitat unit diversity); (2) increase key habitat quantity (increase number and depth of pools for holding and rearing, number of pool tailouts for spawning); and (3) increase availability of summer temperature refugia by encouraging formation of deep, thermally-stratified pools in groundwater discharge and tributary confluence areas. The project was also designed to not significantly increase flood risk to adjacent landowners. The design phase of the project was funded in the 2009 SRFB/PSAR grant cycle (09-1684).
Show more  ↓
GOAL
Acres of Planting Measure: Riparian land cover: Acres of planting
Goal: 1 Acres  Actual: 1 Acres
GOAL
Pools Created
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
GOAL
Miles Stream Treated for Channel Structure Placement
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
GOAL
Acres Streambed Treated for Channel Structure Placement
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
GOAL
Miles Stream Treated for Channel Reconfiguration and Connectivity
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
GOAL
Total Length Stream Treated/Protected
Goal: 0 miles  Actual: 0 miles
FUNDING
Project Cost
$146,814
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $146,814
Expended Funds $0
Balance $146,814
FUNDING INSTRUMENTS
FUNDING SOURCES
PROJECT CONTACT
GRANT MANAGER
SPONSOR
PHOTOS

 
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:T38-0N R5-0E S19
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
View project on a larger map

Related Projects

ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Number of structures placed in channel
100%
7 Actual
7 Planned
Number
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
100%
0.15 Actual
0.15 Planned
Miles
Acres Of Off-Channel/Floodplain Connected Or AddedNot entered
Miles of Off-Channel Stream CreatedNot entered
ACTIVITY-RIPARIAN HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Acres Planted in riparian
100%
1 Actual
1 Planned
Acres
* Total Riparian Acres Treated 02 Acres
* Total Riparian Miles Streambank Treated 00.3 Miles
ACTIVITY TYPE - RIPARIAN HABITAT - WASHINGTON
Riparian land cover: Acres of planting 01 Acres
OTHER
#wood jams contructed 07 Each
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION