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Restoring ecological functions and improving economic conditions in the McKenzie RIver basin.

South Fork McKenzie Floodplain Enhancement Phase II

Project Type:         Aquatic

Project Size:          60 acres

Started:         06-2019

Completed:   08-2019

Amount:        $81,538

Funding:      7-Thin Retained Receipts

Description: Restore habitat for threatened Upper Willamette River Spring Chinook and bull trout through the implementation of a large-scale, multi-phase project focused on improving natural processes and functions within the lower South Fork McKenzie River below Cougar Dam on Forest Service property.

Dehne & Sullivan (PWP)

Project Type:         Riparian

Project Size:          2.85 acres

Started:         01-2019

Completed:   EST. 12-2020

Amount:        $20,000

Funding:      7-Thin Retained Receipts

Description: Riparian restoration (invasive plant species removal and native tree and shrub planting) on two private properties in the lower McKenzie Sub-basin as part of the Pure Water Partners program.

Finn Rock Reach Infrastructure

Project Type:         Aquatic

Project Size:          NA

Started:         EST. 06-2021

Completed:   EST.08-2021

Amount:        $10,000

Funding:      7-Thin Retained Receipts

Description: Replacemultiple failing culverts across side channels. This project was amended to develop the infrastructure for staging in-steam trees for placement.

Green Mountain EIS Road Decommissioning

Project Type:         Roads

Project Size:          3.74 miles

Started:         01-2019

Completed:   EST. 12-2024 (prior to contract termination)

Amount:        $10,042

Funding:      Ridge Required Work

Description: The Green Mountain EIS area has designated roads for decommissioned and closed to vehicular access. This will decrease the current effective open road density, reduce existing road erosion problems, and reduce road maintenance costs. Roads closed by the project will be left in a hydrologically stable condition to protect water quality. These roads will be closed/stored or decommissioned with subsoiling, berms, and water bars in 2025 prior to the Ridge STWD Contract termination.

Quartz EA Road Decommissioning

Project Type:         Roads

Project Size:          9.84 miles

Started:         01-2019

Completed:   EST. 12-2026 (prior to contract termination)

Amount:        $26,313

Funding:      WQ Required Work

Description: These roads are identified within the Quartz Project EA area to be decommissioned and closed to vehicular access. This will decrease the current effective open road density, reduce existing road erosion problems, and reduce road maintenance costs. Roads closed by the project will be left in a hydrologically stable condition to protect water quality. These roads will be closed/stored or decommissioned with subsoiling, berms, and water bars in 2025, prior to the WQ STWD Contract termination.

WQ Stewardship Fireline Construction

Project Type:         Fuels

Project Size:          1.9 miles

Started:         est. 2025

Completed:    est. 12/2026 (prior to contract termination)

Amount:        $10,032

Funding:      WQ Required Work

Description: This work is required to facilitate the fuels treatment for the selected subdivisions as analyzed in the Quartz Project EA. Specific technical specifications are supplied in the WQ Stewardship Contract and are to meet the Desired Future Conditions as displayed in the offeror’s technical proposal. This work will be completed prior to the WQ STWD Contract termination. 

South Fork Floodplain Monitoring

Project Type:         Aquatic Monitoring

Project Size:          NA

Started:         05-2020

Completed:   EST. 06-2021

Amount:        $26,876

Funding:      GNA Program Revenue

Description: The South Fork McKenzie River (South Fork) is a tributary to the McKenzie River near the community of Blue River in Lane County Oregon. The US Forest Service (USFS) and McKenzie Watershed Council (MWC) completed two phases of restoration on the South Fork in 2018 and 2019 and intend to implement additional phases by 2025. Funding from the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) through Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) will support the collection of juvenile spring Chinook salmon monitoring data by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). GNA supported monitoring compliments a long-term monitoring project to examine the ecological and geomorphic responses large-scale valley bottom restoration to “Stage 0” condition on the South Fork. Partners include the USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station, USFS Willamette National Forest, ODFW, Oregon State University, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and MWC.

Deer Creek Monitoring

Project Type:         Aquatic Monitoring

Project Size:          NA

Started:         05-2020

Completed:   EST. 12-2021

Amount:        $24,237

Funding:      GNA Program Revenue

Description: Deer Creek is a tributary to the McKenzie River, near the community of

McKenzie Bridge in Lane County, Oregon. The US Forest Service (USFS) and McKenzie Watershed Council (MWC) began restoration on Deer Creek in 2016 with intended implementation of additional phases in 2020 and 2022. Funding supported the collection and analysis of remotely sensed and field survey data in 2020 and 2021, and the collection and analysis of macroinvertebrate samples in 2020. Monitoring is done in collaboration with biological surveys and transect surveys with the intent to determine the effects of restoration efforts and assess geomorphic change over time qualitatively and quantitatively. Partners include the MWC, ODF, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Upper Willamette Soil and Water Conservation District, and the USFS.