North Fork Nooksack Channel Island LWD Augmentation
#07-NSEA-RCO1828 #07-NSEA-RCO1828
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/13/2007 End Date: 3/31/2011
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
The objective of the project was to provide stable spawning and rearing habitat for ESA listed Chinook salmon and other salmonid species by protecting and enhancing channel islands in a 5 mile reach of the  North Fork Nooksack River located near Kendall in Whatcom County. 16 existing LWD accumulations at the upstream extent and lateral margins of 2 existing North Fork channel islands were augmented by the addition of LWD and stabilized using pilings. The structures were designed to collect and trap additional wood during floods to encourage island growth, maturity, and stability
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GOAL
Project objectives include: 1. Improve egg-to-fry and juvenile rearing survival by providing stable, off-channel spawning habitat and flood refuge. 2. Reset process of floodplain and channel island formation by providing stable hard points behind which vegetation can establish and mature. 3. Shift braided habitat to protected back-channel habitat by encouraging channel island stability.
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Total Miles Instream Habitat Treated Measure: Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
Goal: 3 Miles  Actual: 0 Miles
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Acres Streambed Treated for Channel Structure Placement
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
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Miles Stream Treated for Channel Structure Placement
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
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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: 0 Number  Actual: 16 Number
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Miles Streambank Stabilized Measure: Miles of Streambank Stabilized
Goal: 0 Miles  Actual: 0 Miles
FUNDING
Project Cost
$292,815
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $292,815
Expended Funds $292,815
Balance $0
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LOCATION
Congressional Districts:1
Legislative Districts:42
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 S02
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Miles of Streambank Stabilized 00.57 Miles
Number of structures placed in channel 16 Number
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated 00.57 Miles
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