Background Key fisheries species – spring Chinook salmon, steelhead, bull trout, cutthroat trout Project area approx. 128,000 acres 8 sub-watersheds – Pete King, Rye Patch, Canyon, Apgar, Glade, Deadman, Bimerick, and Fish Past land management –Timber harvest –Jammer road systems –Streamside roads
Limiting Factors Sediment High embeddedness levels (38.7%) Landslides from closed or abandoned roads major contributing factor Temperature exceeds state standards
Justification for Restoration Location Stronghold of threatened Snake River Steelhead (Fish Ck.) Prominent tribal fisheries & cultural value Salmon Supplementation Studies research project (Pete King Ck.) Co-Management between CNF & Tribe
Project History 2000 – Completion of road surveys and Road Obliteration Effectiveness Monitoring sites. 2001 – Partnership Agreement finalized w/ CNF outlining cost share responsibilities Implementation pending upon litigation and finalization of supplemental EIS.
2002 Proposal Objectives Alleviate sediment input from road caused sources by obliterating 20 miles of road M&E of road obliteration implementation & effectiveness M&E of long term watershed conditions (Project # 28045) Dissemination of project information and peer review