Gorst Creek Habitat Enhancement
#CK Gorst 11-1470 #CK Gorst 11-1470
 Central Kitsap Projects Sinclair Inlet Gorst Creek Habitat Enhancement
Organization West Sound Partners for Ecosystem Recovery
Sponsor Mid-Puget Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 6/15/2011 End Date: 9/24/2014
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration
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DESCRIPTION


Gorst Creek is in Kitsap County, draining to Sinclair Inlet. Gorst Ck. has high quality protected habitat for much of it's watershed, protected as a part of the Bremerton City water supply. This project is located on a private property where current conditions are compromised for salmonid spawning and rearing. There is significant bank erosion and sediment deposition that could suffocate redds and has replaced gravel in many areas that previously had spawning potential. This grant will finish the project permitting submission, make any necessary edits to designs and construct the project. Initial design work was funded by the Community Salmon Fund.

This project will restore the in-stream and riparian habitat in 1200 linear feet of Gorst Creek located downstream from one of the first funded projects in the lead entity,CK Gorst 00-1111. The project as designed includes bank stabilization by means of bank re-grading, installation of large woody debris (LWD) and native riparian planting. Root wads will be strategically placed to protect high erosion areas and create fish rearing habitat. Root wads and other LWD will also be used to create much needed stream complexities by producing points of decreased water velocity, and creating pools and eddies (see design document). With project implementation, naturally occurring fine sediments will cycle through the reach and settle where appropriate rather than on gravel bars that are needed for spawning habitat.

This project will hopefully serve as a model for other Gorst Creek property owners to see how restoration can not only improve the streamside ecological function, but imporve their peoperty values as well.
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FUNDING
Proposed Cost $94,500
Requested Funds $0
Allocated Funds $94,500
Spent Funds $0
Balance $94,500
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LOCATION
Legislative District 2022:26
Sections:32
HUC12:Blackjack Creek-Frontal Port Orchard (171100190704)
Chinook-Pop (ESU):Chinook-Puget Sound, Threatened
Chum-Pop (ESU):Chum-Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia, Not Warranted
Coho-Pop (ESU):Coho-Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia, Species of Concern
City Areas:Gorst
County:Kitsap
Puget Sound Action Areas:North Central Puget Sound
Pink-Pop (ESU):Pink-Odd Year, Not Warranted
Salmon Recovery Regions:Puget Sound
HUC8:Puget Sound (17110019)
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Puget Sound, East Kitsap Peninsula Tributaries, Threatened
Township:T24NR01E
Lead Entity Area:West Sound
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Number of structures placed in channel 35 Number 9/30/2013
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated 00.23 Miles 9/30/2013
DESIGN PLANS FOR CONSTRUCTION
design or plan was completed as funded 01 Each
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION