Lord Island - Channel modification to improve embayment circulation for about 335 acres of marsh/swamp and shallow-water habitat.
Non-Estuary Partnership Projects
Habitat Restoration projects which are conducted by local restoration partners, and which no funds are contributed by the Estuary Partnership. Major restoration partners include CREST, the Columbia Land Trust, Ash Creek Forest Management, Scappoose Bay Watershed Council, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board, Washington and Oregon states, as well as several others. The Partnership attempts to maintain relevant information for these projects, however much of the project details still need to be acquired. For more detailed information about Habitat Restoration in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary, visit the Partnership's Habitat Restoration web page at http://www.lcrep.org/habitat-restoration.
The Lockwood Creek LWD placement project will place a minimum of 50 pieces of LWD into the lower one mile of stream channel in order to increase channel complexity and to elevate the stream to reconnect to adjacent wetlands. This project is a companion to our SRFB application being submitted to restore the riparian habitat on the same property.
Work will include placing tree root wads and logs in the creek to create places for fish to rest, feed and hide from predators; creating off-channel rearing habitat; and planting the creek banks. The site, which is at the junction of Lockwood and Riley Creeks, contains nearly .4 mile of stream and covers 12 acres of floodplain habitat. The creek is home to Chinook, coho and steelhead, all listed under the federal Endangered Species Act.
The project will create and enhance important spawning, rearing, and adult holding habitat for ESA-listed salmonids in the North Fork Lewis River. Connected side-channel habitat and LWD complexity have been reduced in this reach of the Lewis River due to past channel clean-outs, riparian clearing, hydro-regulation, and instream gravel mining. The project will enhance key habitat for ESA-listed salmonids through the construction of a 2,500 foot long side-channel with pool-riffle habitat, LWD placements, and connected off-channel (backwater) habitat.
Clark County will use this grant to remove .37 mile of levee on the east fork of the Lewis River and fill associated drainage ditches that drain floodplain wetlands. These activities will restore the floodplain and the river's ability to migrate as well as restore wetland function and habitat. Crews will replant wetland and floodplain vegetation near the levee and filled ditch. Clark County will contribute $20,000 in cash and donated labor. associated drainage ditches that drain floodplain wetlands.
Fish passage barrier removal, restore native vegetation, improve water quality, and restore habitat for listed salmonids.
This project restores historical mainstem island floodplain by breaching an existing dike and restoring channels and riparian function on approximately 200 acres.
Project will address a naturally occurring levee breach along the Columbia mainstem. Will include a setback levee, and other elements