Ahtanum Creek Riparian Enhancement 2015
#15-1141 #15-1141
 Naches Ahtanum Ahtanum Creek Riparian Enhancement 2015
Organization Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board Lead Entity
Sponsor North Yakima Conservation District
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/9/2015 End Date: 5/19/2020
Category Category: Restoration
DESCRIPTION
The North Yakima Conservation District will use this grant to restore, enhance, and protect more than 25 acres of shoreline habitat for steelhead and Bull Trout, both of which are listed as threatened with extinction under the federal Endangered Species Act. The work will be done along nearly 1.5 miles of Ahtanum Creek, west of Union Gap. The conservation district will install fences, create livestock watering facilities away from the creek, and implement livestock management practices to reduce the damage to creek banks caused by livestock. In addition, the conservation district will treat weeds and plant about 6,300 native trees, shrubs, and grasses to help restore natural stream function. Planting trees and bushes along a shoreline helps shade the water, cooling it for fish. The plants also drop branches and leaves into the water, which provide food for the insects salmon eat. Finally, the roots of the plants help keep soil from entering the water, where it can smother fish spawning gravel. This reach of Ahtanum Creek lacks native trees and bushes and healthy floodplains, the water temperatures are too high, and the banks have eroded, all affecting the quality of fish spawning habitat. The North Yakima Conservation District will contribute $35,448 in a state grant and donations of equipment.
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FUNDING SOURCES
FUNDING ENTRIES FROM GRANT PROJECT AGREEMENT
TypeDateFunding OrgFunding ProgramMatchAmount
Requested08/13/2015North Yakima Conservation DistrictMatch$35,448.00
Requested08/13/2015Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO)Salmon State Projects$200,668.00
Allocated05/19/2020North Yakima Conservation DistrictMatch$35,077.67
Allocated05/19/2020Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO)Salmon Federal Projects$198,571.61
Spent05/19/2020North Yakima Conservation DistrictMatch-$35,077.67
Spent05/19/2020Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO)Salmon Federal Projects-$198,571.61
Grant Project Agreement Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
$236,116.00 $236,116.00 $233,649.28 $233,649.28 $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
Chinook-Pop (ESU):Chinook-Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall, Not Warranted
Chinook2-Pop (ESU):Chinook-Middle Columbia River Spring, Not Warranted
City Areas:Ahtanum
County:Yakima
HUC12:Lower Ahtanum Creek (170300030105)
HUC8:Lower Yakima (17030003)
Lead Entity Area:Yakima Basin
Legislative District:14
Salmon Recovery Regions:Middle Columbia River
Sections:08
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Middle Columbia River, Naches River, Threatened
Township:T12NR18E
Watershed Administrative Unit:Lower Yakima West Side Agricultural Lands
WRIA:Lower Yakima
Yakima Subbasins:Ahtahum Creek
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  APPLICATION FINAL 
RESTORATION METRICS
Miles of Stream and/or Shoreline Treated or Protected (C.0.b)
1.36mi1.36mi
Riparian Habitat Project    
*Total Riparian Acres Treated (C.5.b.2)
25.00acres25.00acres
*Total Riparian Miles Streambank Treated (C.5.b.1)
2.72mi2.72mi
 Conservation grazing management (C.5.g.1)    
Acres Managed for grazing (C.5.g.2)
13.00acres13.00acres
 Fencing (C.5.d.1)    
Acres of Riparian Area Protected by fencing (C.5.d.3)
25.00acres25.00acres
Miles of Fence Along Stream (C.5.d.2)
1.24mi1.24mi
 Planting (C.5.c.1)    
Acres Planted in riparian (C.5.c.3)
21.00acres21.00acres
Miles of streambank planted (C.5.c.4)
1.50mi
 Riparian Plant removal / control (C.5.h.1)    
Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control (C.5.h.3)
21.00acres21.00acres
Miles of streambank treated for plant removal/control (C.5.h.4)
1.50mi1.50mi
Upland Habitat And Sediment Project    
Acres of Upland Habitat Area Treated (C.6.b.1)
270.00acres0.00acres
Cubic yards of sediment prevented (C.6.b.3)
0.00cubic yds
Miles of Road Treated (C.6.b.2)
0.00mi0.00mi
 Upland livestock management (C.6.j.1)    
Number of Livestock Water Installations/Developments (C.6.j.4)
3.000.00
Upland Acres Managed for Livestock (C.6.j.3)
0.00acres
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