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.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife began developing a restoration concept for this area in 1997. In 2001, the Columbia Land Trust acquired a large parcel of land, which was transferred to WDFW to become the Chinook unit of the St Johns Wildlife Area. Partial restoration including retrofit of internal tidegates was undertaken from 2005 - 2007. New restoration planning and implementation is being undertaken from 2011 - 2014, including an additional acquisition to the north (Mattson property).
Project is currently (2014) in design
The project enhances a minimum of 500' of off-channel habitat and 2200' of mainstem through engineered log jam construction, large woody material placement, riparian enhancement, and floodplain reconnection.Project Site Acres = 22.
project removed the levee plug at the head of Westport Slough on Point Adams road. Plug was replaced with a 12 ft x 8 ft culvert. The culvert is not passable at all flow levels, and thus an additional restoration phase to improve the passage is being considered.
Conservation easement. Additional restoration to the property is proposed.
Tidegate modification project from 2005 at the mouth of Vera Slough. Additional Phase 2 restoration to the site is proposed.