South Fork Riparian Enhancement Project
#09-NSEA-RCO1671 #09-NSEA-RCO1671
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/10/2009 End Date: 9/5/2013
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
The objective of this project was to improve riparian conditions on the South Fork Nooksack River and several tributaries. Riparian habitat in the South Fork Nooksack Watershed has been degraded by past forestry and agricultural land use practices. 34 acres were planted with appropriate native vegetation and maintained for a period of 3 years. The South Fork Nooksack Watershed supports ESA listed chinook, steelhead and bull trout as well as coho and resident and sea-run cutthroat trout. Improvements in riparian vegetation will benefit multiple salmonid species and lifestages by providing shade and cover, reducing erosion, filtering inputs from adjacent agricultural lands, and providing a future source of LWD. South Fork summer water temperature is a major limiting factor for ESA listed spring chinook. This project was listed on the 2008 WRIA 1 Salmonid Recovery Plan 3 year list of priority projects. SRFB Project # 07-1828R funding was used to acquire the largest of project sites for restoration and conservation.
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GOAL
Total Riparian Miles Streambank Treated
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
GOAL
Acres of Planting
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
FUNDING
Project Cost
$143,856
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $143,856
Expended Funds $143,856
Balance $0
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FUNDING SOURCES
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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
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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ACTIVITY-RIPARIAN HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
* Total Riparian Acres Treated
100%
34 Actual
34 Planned
Acres
* Total Riparian Miles Streambank Treated
100%
1.5 Actual
1.5 Planned
Miles
Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control
100%
3 Actual
3 Planned
Acres
Acres Planted in riparian 34 Acres
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION