NF (Xwqélém) Farmhouse Ph 2a Restoration
#14-NIT-RCO1655 #14-NIT-RCO1655
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 2/27/2015 End Date: 12/29/2016
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
The Nooksack Tribe will restore instream habitat in the North Fork Nooksack River, RM 48.2-48.3, near Kendall, Whatcom County. The goal is to address North/Middle Fork Nooksack chinook limiting factors of high channel instability and low habitat diversity. Specifically, this project will construct 7 log jams in a 0.1-mile river segment, as part of the first portion of 41 total log jams that comprise the second of six phases of restoration planned in the broader Farmhouse reach (RM 46.4-49). Log jams are designed to: (1) increase length of side channels available for spawning; (2) form pools and increase habitat diversity; and (3) promote forested island formation and persistence. The project is designed to benefit ESA-listed chinook, but it will also benefit ESA-listed steelhead and bull trout; coho, chum, riverine sockeye, and pink salmon; and cutthroat trout. North/Middle Fork Nooksack early chinook are essential for ESU recovery, but productivity is critically low. This project implements high priority actions in a high priority reach of the North Fork. Given the forestry-dominated adjacent land use and relative lack of channel constraints, the reach presents an important opportunity to restore habitat-forming processes. The reach is also just upstream from the Kendall hatchery, site of the North Fork/Middle Fork Nooksack early chinook population rebuilding program, and the reach is heavily used, increasing certainty of benefit.
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GOAL
Miles Stream Treated for Channel Structure Placement
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
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Acres Streambed Treated for Channel Structure Placement
Goal: 0 acres  Actual: 1 acres
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Pools Created through Channel Structure Placement
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
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Number of Structures Placed in Channel Measure: Number of structures placed in channel
Goal: 7 Number  Actual: 7 Number
FUNDING
Project Cost
$333,072
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $333,072
Expended Funds $333,072
Balance $0
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LOCATION
Congressional Districts:1
US WA WRIA:1 Nooksack
Legislative Districts:42
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Anderson Creek
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
PSP Action Areas:San Juan Islands
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Species of Concern
US WA Township:T40-0N R5-0E S36
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%
7 Actual
7 Planned
Number
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
100%
0.1 Actual
0.1 Planned
Miles
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