Current projects supported and funded by Klamath River Inter-Tribal Fish and Water Commission dollars received from N.O.A.A. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) through the PCSRF (Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund) project to the following Tribes along the Klamath River for project year 2012.
Hoopa Tribal Projects
- Feasibility and Design of Channel Rehabilitation on Mill and Supply Creeks
This project involves the development of a conceptual feasibility plan and preliminary design development for stream restoration on Supply and Mill Creeks. A variety of technical information (spatial, hydrological, habitat, etc.) at both creeks will be assembled to assess and prioritize fish habitat needs. Potential infrastructure constraints (roads, utilities, etc.) will be identified, and input from project stakeholders, regulatory agencies, and other interested parties will be gathered. Once all essential assessment work is completed, a preliminary design will be developed based on the conceptual plan prepared during the feasibility study. This preliminary design will include some combination of channel restoration, off-channel habitat development, increased channel structure complexity, riparian planting, or bank stabilization to reduce fine sediments.
- Beaver Creek Fish Passage Assessment and Design
This project involves a feasibility assessment and design of culvert modification/removal at Beaver Creek to allow anadromous fish passage. If culvert removal is not an option, fish passage may be provided by various combinations of culvert slope, size, elevation, roughness, formal structures, and allowing the upstream channel to regrade to a steeper gradient. This project involves coordination with the Humboldt County Public Works Department, NOAA Fisheries, and Hoopa Valley Tribal Government Roads Department to scope alternatives that meet fish and transportation needs in the most cost effective manner possible. Once the feasibility assessment is complete, a preliminary proposal/design will be developed to be implemented by the responsible agency.
- Campbell Creek Fish Passage Assessment
This project will formally evaluate an agricultural diversion structure at Campbell Creek for fish passage over a spectrum of flows. The structure is presently a suspected fish barrier. This project involves coordination with NOAA fisheries and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Once the feasibility assessment is complete, a preliminary proposal will be developed to be implemented by the responsible agency.
- Hostler Creek Post Barrier Removal Effectiveness Monitoring
This project involves post-construction juvenile and adult monitoring throughout the creek, supplementing existing survey efforts. Post construction spawner surveys will occur throughout creek. Juvenile monitoring will occur above and below (fyke nets) the existing barrier.
- Adult Spawning and Out-Migrant Monitoring of Juvenile Salmonids
This project is an adult spawner and juvenile mark-recapture study for the purpose of estimating anadromous salmon use of reservation tributary streams. To track adult spawners, each reservation stream is surveyed for salmon carcasses and redds. To track juveniles, fyke traps are installed in Reservation streams (Tish Tang, Campbell, Supply, Mill, Soctish, Hostler and Pine creeks). Trapped fish are identified, measured (fork length), marked, and released. This juvenile work provides trend data on juvenile production by supplementing out-migrant data collected each year since 1982 for the same streams. These data are referenced extensively during analysis of timber sales, water withdrawals, evaluations of past restoration actions, and other projects (including drafting of ESA documentation).