South Fork Reach Acquisition, Phase II
#13-WLT-RCO1273 #13-WLT-RCO1273
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 1/1/2014 End Date: 9/30/2017
Priority 1
Category Category: Acquisition Projects
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DESCRIPTION
The South Fork Reach Acquisition Project will acquire fee title interest to 100 acres on the South Fork of the Nooksack between Skookum Creek and Van Zandt. The project will acquire two separate tracts with over a mile of Riverfront within reaches of the river identified as high priority for acquisition in order to protect high quality habitat at risk of degradation, to protect habitat forming processes, and to facilitate restoration opportunity and success. The South Fork of the Nooksack River has been the highest priority for restoration and protection in an ongoing salmon recovery effort to restore native Spring Chinook and other salmonids in the Nooksack River. These acquisitions will facilitate restoration by providing better opportunity to design and implement effective projects to address limiting factors, and then allow natural processes to persist post implementation. The WRIA 1 Board has partially funded the Todd Creek property. The PSAR funded amount is now $518,840, which is $161,160 less than the original request of $680,000.
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GOAL
Miles of Streambank Protected by Land or Easement Acquisition
Goal: 0 miles  Actual: 1 miles
GOAL
Acres acquired - Riparian
Goal: 0 acres  Actual: 24 acres
GOAL
Acres acquired - Uplands
Goal: 0 acres  Actual: 34 acres
GOAL
Acres acquired - wetlands
Goal: 0 acres  Actual: 0 acres
GOAL
Miles streambank protected by land or easement acquisition
Goal: 0 miles  Actual: 0 miles
FUNDING
Project Cost
$638,840
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $638,840
Expended Funds $0
Balance $638,840
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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:Middle 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 S27
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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