Knotweed Survey and Management - Nooksack River
#09-WC-RCO1673 #09-WC-RCO1673
 South Fork Nooksack (Mouth to Skookum Cr.) Restoration Riparian Restoration Knotweed Survey and Management - Nooksack River
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/10/2009 End Date: 2/19/2014
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
This grant was be used to continue survey and management of knotweed species on the upper reaches of the Nooksack River. Knotweed is an invasive plant which alters the function of river ecosystems, affecting fish and the food web on which they depend. The work done was an expansion of effort which began in 2004 and has continued on a smaller scale with very limited local funding. The US Forest Service has been a long-term cooperator in this effort and is committed to continue knotweed treatments on their properties. Management focused on upstream patches, working systematically downstream. The ongoing inventory of knotweed sites shows scattered populations which could easily expand if left unmanaged. Because of the satellite nature of the populations being small and scattered in remote areas, the revegetation will be allowed to occur as a natural progression. The work areas are largely undisturbed, except for the presence of knotweed, and have a diversity of deciduous and coniferous trees, shrub and herbaceous understory. We worked successfully towards eliminating knotweed in the following areas: North Fork downstream to Maple Falls; Middle fork downstream to Canyon Creek; and South Fork downstream to Hutchinson Creek. The goals were to prevent knotweed's expansion into uninfested areas upstream and prevent potential reinfestation of areas downstream.
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GOAL
Stream treatment in priority areas of the Nooksack River Forks for invasive plant removal and control.
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
FUNDING
Project Cost
$84,758
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $84,758
Expended Funds $0
Balance $84,758
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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 5 Hydro Regions:Lower North Fork Nooksack River
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Maple Creek
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
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Species of Concern
US WA Township:T40-0N R6-0E S28
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Miles of Streambank Stabilized
0%
0 Actual
32 Planned
Miles
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
0%
0 Actual
48 Planned
Miles
ACTIVITY-RIPARIAN HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
* Total Riparian Miles Streambank Treated
125%
40 Actual
32 Planned
Miles
* Total Riparian Acres Treated 1,440 Acres
Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 1,440 Acres
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