Lone Tree Side Channel
#07-NIT-RCO1802 #07-NIT-RCO1802
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/13/2007 End Date: 5/28/2010
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
The Lone Tree Side Channel project designed and constructed six engineered logjams on the right bank floodplain of the North Fork Nooksack River at RM 53 to encourage flow into 1.1 km of disconnected side channel to increase stable spawning habitat and to assure the continued growth and maturity of an incipient channel island. North Fork/Middle Fork (NF/MF) Nooksack early chinook comprise an independent population in the Puget Sound Chinook ESU, and its recovery is considered critical to recovery of the ESU. The WRIA 1 Salmonid Recovery Plan identified the lower North Fork reach as the highest habitat restoration priority and channel instability as the highest priority limiting factor for NF/MF Nooksack early chinook. A recent assessment of North Fork habitat demonstrated that channel islands, and the side channels associated with them, have been disappearing from the North Fork over the past two decades, and that these areas often provide the best spawning and rearing habitat for chinook. Encouraging the natural formation of protected side channels is expected to boost egg-to-fry survival, and the growth of channel islands is expected to reset a natural process of logjam formation that has been interrupted by past land use practices. The project will take advantage of natural processes to encourage vegetation establishment and growth, resulting in more protected stable side channel habitat where formerly there were only actively-shifting braids.
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GOAL
Design and construct up to four engineered logjams to encourage flow in the disconnected Lone Tree side channel, which will increase spawning habitat and promote the continued growth of a channel island
Goal: 0 miles  Actual: 0 miles Notes: Total miles of instream habitat treated
GOAL
Design and construct up to four engineered logjams to encourage flow in the disconnected Lone Tree side channel, which will increase spawning habitat and promote the continued growth of a channel island
Goal: 0 miles  Actual: 0 miles Notes: Miles stream treated for channel structure placement
GOAL
Design and construct up to four engineered logjams to encourage flow in the disconnected Lone Tree side channel, which will increase spawning habitat and promote the continued growth of a channel island
Goal: 0 each  Actual: 4 each Notes: Number of structures placed in channel
FUNDING
Project Cost
$374,010
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $374,009
Expended Funds $374,009
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
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Maple Creek
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 R6-0E S27
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
100%
0.48 Actual
0.48 Planned
Miles
Miles of Streambank StabilizedNot entered
Number of structures placed in channel 04 Number
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