Lower Elochoman Tidal, Thomas Properties Acquisition & Restoration

Ths project acquires two properties and restores tidal influence within the sites by modifying a tide gate and a culvert, and re-vegetating with native plants in affected areas.  The project site includes two separate but connected parcels along the lower Elochoman River just east of Route 4 and the confluence with Elochoman Slough at Columbia River mile 38.  The properties are adjacent to the 5,600 acres Julia Butler Hansen Wildlife Refuge and properties conserved by the Columbia Land Trust along Nelson Creek.  The western parcel consists of relatively intact tidal wetlands and side channel habitat and the eastern property has been converted to agricultural use.

This project is a collaboration between the Columbia Land Trust and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Funds used for land acquisition went through the Estuary Partnership, and were provided by Bonneville Power Administration.  Restoration is being funded through WDFW's MOA program.

Additional Links: 

Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board SalmonPORT

 

Restoration Project Type: 
Restoration Categories: 
Land acquisition status: 
Restoration actions status: 
Tidal re-connection: 
Primary Contractor: 
Year(s): 
2007 to 2014
Status: 
On Going
Location
State: 
WA
Reach: 
C
Base Monitoriing: 
No
Post Monitoring: 
No
Impact
Total acres protected: 
305
Potential acres restored: 
223
Potential miles protected: 
0
Total miles protected: 
0
Potential miles restored: 
0
Actual miles restored: 
0
Funding: 
Funding year: 
2007 to 2009
Funding year: 
2011 to 2012
Funder: 
Funding year: 
2012 to 2014