NF Nooksack Wildcat Reach Restoration: Phase 1
#10-NIT-RCO1810 #10-NIT-RCO1810
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 11/30/2010 End Date: 5/10/2013
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
North Fork Nooksack early Chinook are considered essential for ESU recovery, but natural origin productivity and abundances are low. This project constructed 35 engineered log jams in the North Fork Nooksack River, Wildcat Reach (RM 54.0-54.6), to address limiting factors of channel instability and low habitat diversity in the reach. The project was designed to: (1) increase the low-flow connectivity and habitat diversity of the Wildcat Side Channel (an existing 2000-foot side channel); and (2) to increase channel stability and protect and encourage growth of maturing forested islands in the main channel. The project reach ranked highest among North Fork reaches in terms of potential restoration benefit. Restoring side channel habitat will improve survival and productivity of chinook and other salmonids by providing stable spawning habitat; redd failure in side channels is significantly lower than in mainstem and braid habitats in the North Fork. Protecting and encouraging growth of forested channel islands will ultimately increase spawning to incubation success by restoring the more stable island-braided planform historically evident in the North Fork.
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Total Miles of Instream Habitat 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 of Streambed Treated for Channel Structure Placement
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Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
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Number of Structures Placed in Channel Measure: Number of structures placed in channel
Goal: 20 Number  Actual: 20 Number
FUNDING
Project Cost
$830,279
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $830,279
Expended Funds $830,279
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 5 Hydro Regions:Lower North 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
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Racehorse Creek
PSP Action Areas:San Juan Islands
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Species of Concern
US WA Township:T39-0N R5-0E S10
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Number of structures placed in channel
100%
20 Actual
20 Planned
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Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
100%
0.6 Actual
0.6 Planned
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