Nesset's Reach LWD
#07-LNR-RCO1794 #07-LNR-RCO1794
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Closed
Start Date 12/13/2007
End Date 12/31/2009
Category Not assigned
Requested $93,229 Received $93,228.7
Funding Source Lummi Indian Business Council
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PRISM GRANT
PRISM Project Type Restoration
PRISM Primary Sponsor Lummi Nation
DESCRIPTION
The Nesset's Reach LWD Project proposes to stabilize 10 existing accumulations of large woody debris within a 1.7-mile reach on the South Fork Nooksack River near River Mile 11. The project will address reach-scale recommendations for the restoration of habitats that support the recovery of ESA-listed South Fork early chinook, bull trout, steelhead, and other salmonid populations. The goals of the project are to: 1) increase key habitat quantity; and 2) increase habitat diversity. To address these objectives, the project will seek to increase the residence time and function of wood already deposited in the reach. The reach is an active depositional area for wood, although the lack of large pieces has reduced the stability of logjams so that accumulations rarely persist and function for more than a year. Because wood is a key component of habitat formation in this reach of the South Fork, it is expected that stabilizing the transient wood will create local scour pools and provide diverse habitat in a relatively cool reach of the South Fork. The project will use cost-effective techniques such as pinning wood accumulations in place with pilings or adding large wood as ballast. The stabilized wood accumulations will be expected to trap and hold additional wood moving through the system.
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FUNDED PROJECTS
Allocated to Project(s) $0
Project Expended $0
Amount Remaining $93,229
Project Funded Amount Other Funding Project Total
Nesset's Reach LWD $0 $162,908 $162,908
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