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Lolo Creek Watershed Project # 199607702 Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Watershed Program.

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1 Lolo Creek Watershed Project # Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Watershed Program

2 Lolo Creek is located in Central Idaho within the Clearwater River Sub-basin. Land ownership is a matrix of federal, private and state.

3 Partners Clearwater National Forest Clearwater National Forest Potlatch Corporation Inc. Potlatch Corporation Inc. State of Idaho State of Idaho Private Grazing Lessee Private Grazing Lessee

4 Lolo Creek Connectivity between DFRM Programs Watershed Restoration Watershed Restoration Production Production Research & Monitoring Research & Monitoring Cultural Importance Cultural Importance

5 Funding Bonneville Power Administration Bonneville Power Administration NOAA Fisheries – Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (CRITFC) NOAA Fisheries – Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (CRITFC) Potlatch Corporation Potlatch Corporation Clearwater National Forest Clearwater National Forest State of Idaho State of Idaho North Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee North Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee

6 Limiting Factors Temperature Temperature Sediment Sediment In-stream cover In-stream cover Watershed disturbances Watershed disturbances (logging/grazing/roads) (logging/grazing/roads) Habitat degradation (habitat loss) Habitat degradation (habitat loss) Passage Passage

7 Objectives Coordination (cooperators/ESA consultation/permits/SHPO) Coordination (cooperators/ESA consultation/permits/SHPO) Restore/enhance riparian and in-stream habitat Restore/enhance riparian and in-stream habitat Restore connectivity/passage Restore connectivity/passage Alleviate sediment associated with roads Alleviate sediment associated with roads Restore/enhance riparian and in-stream habitat Restore/enhance riparian and in-stream habitat Monitoring and Evaluation Monitoring and Evaluation

8 Accomplishments Cost-sharing with CNF, Potlatch Corp., and State of Idaho Cost-sharing with CNF, Potlatch Corp., and State of Idaho 15 miles fence construction (25,000 acres/ 6 miles stream protected) 15 miles fence construction (25,000 acres/ 6 miles stream protected) Over 50 miles road obliterated Over 50 miles road obliterated Eight culvert replacements & 4 culvert removals Eight culvert replacements & 4 culvert removals 300-feet bank stabilization 300-feet bank stabilization Riparian Planting/Re-vegetation Riparian Planting/Re-vegetation Culvert Inventory, Survey, and Prioritization Culvert Inventory, Survey, and Prioritization

9 Cattle Exclusion Fence

10 Riparian Plantings

11 Streambanks Before Stabilization

12 Streambank Bioengineering Youth Conservation Corps

13 Road Surveys

14 Road Decomissioning

15 Culvert Inventory & Survey

16 Culvert Inventory & Replacement Prioritization 86 surveys 86 surveys 12 bridges 12 bridges 12 passable structures 12 passable structures 10 sites with no structure 10 sites with no structure 60% 12% 14%

17 Burnt Creek Log Culvert Removal Before & After

18 Cedar Creek Culvert Replacement

19 Cedar Creek with Grade Control in Culvert – 2003

20 Cedar Creek Outlet August 2004

21 Monitoring Snorkeling Snorkeling Temperature Temperature Stream Habitat Stream Habitat Road Obliteration Road Obliteration Culverts Culverts

22 The Future Culvert Replacements Culvert Replacements Road Decommissioning Road Decommissioning Habitat Enhancement Habitat Enhancement Riparian Re-vegetation Riparian Re-vegetation Streambank Stabilization Streambank Stabilization


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