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Nooksack Indian Tribe

FY15 Project
Nooksack Tribe Implementation of High Priority Salmon Recovery Projects: Farmhouse Reach

Project Summary

The Nooksack Indian Tribe will construct historic-scale log jams in the North Fork of the Nooksack River in the Farmhouse Reach. Project tasks include project administration, permitting & bid solicitation, acquisition of materials, log jam construction, re-vegetation of log jams & disturbed areas, & implementation monitoring. Log jams will be designed to address factors most limiting Nooksack early Chinook and other salmonid populations and will ultimately lead to restored habitat conditions and habitat-forming processes in project reaches, with associated improvements in abundance and productivity of Nooksack early Chinook. These populations are essential for ESU delisting and recovery to sustainable harvest levels is the highest natural resources priority for the Nooksack Tribe.

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FY14 Project
Nooksack Tribe Implementation of High Priority Salmon Recovery Projects: Farmhouse Reach Phase 2a, Downstream of Hutchinson Reach Phase 2a, & Black Slough Reach Phase 1

Project Summary
The Nooksack Indian Tribe will construct historic-scale log jams in the North and South Forks of the Nooksack River, including the Farmhouse, Downstream of Hutchinson, and Black Slough Reaches. Project tasks include project administration, log jam construction, re-vegetation of log jams and disturbed areas, and implementation and effectiveness monitoring. Log jams will be designed to address factors most limiting Nooksack early Chinook and other salmonid populations and will ultimately lead to restored habitat conditions and habitat-forming processes in project reaches, with associated improvements in abundance and productivity of Nooksack early Chinook. These populations are essential for ESU delisting and recovery to sustainable harvest levels is the highest natural resources priority for the Nooksack Tribe.

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FY13 Project
Nooksack Tribe Implementation of High Priority Salmon Recovery Projects: Farmhouse Reach Phase 1 & Downstream of Hutchinson Reach Phase 2

Project Summary
The Nooksack Indian Tribe will construct historic-scale log jams in the North Fork Nooksack Farmhouse Reach Phase 1 and South Fork Nooksack Downstream of Hutchinson Reach Phase 2. Log jams will be designed to address factors most limiting Nooksack early Chinook and other salmonid populations and will ultimately lead to restored habitat conditions and habitat-forming processes in project reaches, with associated improvements in abundance and productivity of Nooksack early Chinook. These populations are essential for ESU delisting and recovery to sustainable harvest levels is the highest natural resources priority for the Nooksack Tribe. These funds will match SRFB funding and will support construction, supplies, replanting, and monitoring costs.

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FY12 Project
Nooksack Tribe Implementation of High Priority Salmon Recovery Projects: North Fork Farmhouse Reach Phase 1

Project Summary
The Nooksack Indian Tribe will construct historic-scale log jams in Farmhouse reach on the North Fork Nooksack River through a combination of this funding and Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Funding. Log jams will be designed to address factors most limiting Nooksack early Chinook and other salmonid populations in the Farmhouse reach and will ultimately lead to restored habitat conditions and habitat-forming processes in project reaches, with associated improvements in abundance and productivity of Nooksack early Chinook. These populations are essential for ESU delisting and recovery to sustainable harvest levels is the highest natural resources priority for the Nooksack Tribe.

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FY11 Project
Nooksack Tribe Implementation of High Priority Salmon Recovery Projects

Project Summary
The Nooksack Indian Tribe will construct historic-scale log jams in three reaches in the Nooksack River Forks, including the Reaches of Downstream of Hutchinson, South Fork of Hardscrabble, and North Fork of Wildcat through a combination of this funding and SRFB. Log jams will be designed to address factors most limiting Nooksack early Chinook and other salmonid populations in each reach and will ultimately lead to restored habitat conditions and habitat-forming processes in project reaches, with associated improvements in abundance and productivity of Nooksack early Chinook.

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FY10 Project
Nooksack Tribe Implementation of High Priority Salmon Recovery Projects

Project Summary
Nooksack Indian Tribe proposes to construct historic-scale log jams in three reaches in the Nooksack River Forks, including Hardscrabble, Wildcat, and Farmhouse Reaches. Log jams will be designed to address factors most limiting Nooksack early Chinook and other salmonid populations in each reach and will ultimately lead to restored habitat conditions and habitat-forming processes in project reaches, with associated improvements in abundance and productivity of Nooksack early Chinook. These funds will match SRFB funding and will support construction, supplies, replanting, and monitoring costs.

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FY08 Project
Nooksack Tribe Puget Sound Partnership Project

Project Summary
The Nooksack Tribe proposal entails two distinct elements. Element #1 supports Nooksack Indian Tribe’s efforts to identify, develop and advance implementation status of salmon recovery projects in WRIA 1, the Nooksack River Basin. Element #2 will provide a portion of the match for a state funded engineered logjam project in the lower South Fork Nooksack River, called South Fork Nooksack Instream Restoration-Van Zandt. This project is for design and construction of four complex logjams between river miles 0.9-1.4. The goal of the project is to address the habitat factors most limiting the South Fork Nooksack early-entry timed Chinook population in the reach: low habitat diversity, lack of deep pools with cover, and high summer water temperatures. According to the Technical Recovery Team, this population has the highest risk of near-term extinction among the 22 Puget Sound Chinook populations, and the population is also critical to recovery of the Puget Sound Chinook Evolutionary Significant Unit.

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