Black River Habitat Protection
#04-1667 #04-1667
 Black River Management Unit Black River Black River Habitat Protection
Organization Chehalis Basin Lead Entity
Sponsor Capitol Land Trust
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 1/1/2005 End Date: 2/21/2008
Priority 1
Category Category: Acquisition
DESCRIPTION
Capitol Land Trust protected this property through a conservation easement. It is a 75-acre parcel containing a mix of riparian/wetland/floodplain habitat (45-50 acres), and associated conifer forest and oak woodland buffers (15-20 acres). The mainstem and off-channel habitat forms a complex system of waterways for salmonids. A rich native vegetation buffer lines the property's riparian areas, providing excellent protection for salmonids and recruitment source of Large Woody Debris (LWD). Black River is a high priority sub-basin in the Chehalis Watershed and is one of the largest remaining riparian wetland systems in western Washington. It is one of the most rapidly developing areas in the state, and residential development is a primary threat to salmonids. This project addressed both habitat protection and water quality needs by reducing future habitat loss and water quality degradation associated with development. Black River and associated tributaries provide important rearing and spawning habitat for steelhead, coastal cutthroat trout (federal proposed-threatened), and chum, coho (federal candidate) and Chinook salmon. The Bergquist parcel is situated between major protected areas including the USFWS's Black River Unit (Nisqually Wildlife Refuge) and other protected areas owned by The Nature Conservancy, Thurston County and Capitol Land Trust. This conservation easement has the support of The Nature Conservancy, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the landowners.
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FUNDING SOURCES
FUNDING ENTRIES FROM GRANT PROJECT AGREEMENT
TypeDateFunding OrgFunding ProgramMatchAmount
Requested07/09/2004Capitol Land TrustMatch$35,359.00
Requested07/09/2004Salmon Recovery Funding BoardSalmon State Projects$200,366.00
Allocated12/03/2004Capitol Land TrustMatch$35,359.00
Allocated12/03/2004Salmon Recovery Funding BoardSalmon Federal Projects$200,366.00
Spent10/20/2006Capitol Land TrustMatch-$35,359.00
Spent10/20/2006Salmon Recovery Funding BoardSalmon Federal Projects-$200,366.00
Grant Project Agreement Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
$235,725.00 $235,725.00 $235,725.00 $235,725.00 $0.00
OTHER FUNDING (Funding that is NOT in a grant project agreement)
TypeDateFunding OrgFunding ProgramMatchAmount
Other Funding Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
Grand Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
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LOCATION
Sections:11
Legislative District 2022:35
Lead Entity Area:Chehalis Basin
Chinook-Pop (ESU):Chinook-Washington Coast, Not Warranted
Chum-Pop (ESU):Chum-Pacific Coast, Not Warranted
Coho-Pop (ESU):Coho-Southwest Washington, Not Determined
HUC12:Lower Black River (171001030505)
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Washington Coast, Not Warranted
Township:T16NR03W
County:Thurston
WRIA:Upper Chehalis
HUC8:Upper Chehalis (17100103)
Salmon Recovery Regions:Washington Coast
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