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Lapwai Creek 101

Total Watershed Acres: 174,600

Ownership: 86% private, 13% tribal, 1% state

Objectives

  • Objective 1 – Reduce Stream Temperatures
  • Objective 2 – Improve Aquatic Habitat Diversity and Complexity
  • Objective 3 – Reduce Instream Sedimentation

Steelhead Habitat Restoration Needs

In order to restore and improve the steelhead habitat within the watershed the following treatments are needed:

  • Deliverable 1 – Improve Riparian Condition- 4 miles riparian restoration.
  • Deliverable 2 – Reduce Streambank Erosion- 1.1 miles streambank stabilization plan development; 800 LF streambank protection.
  • Deliverable 3 – Reduce Road Related Sediment Delivery to the Stream-1.5 road improvements, 5.0 miles road improvements planned.
  • Deliverable 4 – Reduce Sediment Delivery to Streams from Uplands- 120 acres of upland treatments.
  • Deliverable 5 – Remove or Retrofit Fish Barriers- Remove 3 barriers in order to restore 1.25 miles of access.
  • Deliverable 6 – Restore Floodplain Access and Reconnect Channel- Complete 7.6 miles of floodplain analysis and restore aquatic habitat suitability to 1,200 feet of stream channel.
  • Deliverable 7 – Improve Watershed Hydrology- Install 1.5 acres of wetland enhancements, 40 acres of upland grass/forb planting, and 60 acres of upland tree planting.

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