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Project: Morrison Creek: Coho Salmon Passage and Habitat Enhancement

Description: Restoration efforts are needed in the Morrison Creek watershed to improve passage, increase channel complexity, and remove the non-native plant species. Due to the geologic and hydrologic complexities and presence of non-native plant species in the watershed, funding will used to complete the assessment and planning phase to determine the most effective methods and approaches for implementing long-term restoration.

Reference Number: 3600BP1896009

Implemented By: Smith River Alliance

Objective: Specific objectives are to: 1) Identify preferred alternatives for improving fish passage along the mainstem of Morrison Creek with particular focus at Fred Haight Drive 2) Identify preferred alternatives for improved fish access to perennial off-channel rearing habitat in the Morrison Creek Basin 3) Identify preferred alternatives for increasing channel complexity and off-channel winter rearing habitat along mainstem Morrison Creek 4) Work with landowners and engineers to develop plans to remove non-native invasive plant species (reed canary grass and yellow flag iris) from Morrison Creek

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $196,357.36

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 3/15/2021    Actual Completion: 3/15/2021

Associated Counties: Del Norte

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration9/13/2018$196,357.36

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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