Middle Subbasin Recommendations

What watershed and habitat improvement activities would most likely lead toward more desirable conditions in a timely, cost effective manner?

Middle Subbasin Issues Recommendation Activities
XXX: Highest Priority
Streams Barriers to Fish Passage. Continue efforts to identify and alleviate fish passage impediments at culverts or other road crossings. Improve fish passage by modifying debris accumulations. Improve fish passage where feasible by building fishways at sediment deltas, or boulder roughs that may impair anadromous fish migrations. Maintain anadromous fish passage at the Goat Rock boulder roughs.  
Van Duzen River       XXX XXX  
Fish Creek     XX XX    
Hoagland Creek   XX XX      
Little Larabee Creek   XXX XXX XX    
  Flow and Water quality. Insure that water diversions used for domestic or irrigation purposes bypass sufficient flows to maintain all needs of fishery resources. Reduce water temperatures. Plant willows, redwoods, alder or fir trees to help reduce water temperature in areas with insufficient shade.    
Van Duzen River   XXX XX      
Little Larabee Creek   XX   XX    
  Erosion and Sediment Reduction Continue to identify and reduce sources of sediment delivery to stream channels from road systems. Re-vegetate exposed stream banks to increase bank stability. Modify debris accumulations to prevent further erosion of stream banks. Stabilize eroding stream banks with appropriately designed structures and vegetation.  
Van Duzen River   XXX XX   XX  
Little Larabee Creek   XXX XX XX XX  
Fish Creek   X XX   X  
Hoagland Creek   XX XX   XX  
  Riparian and Instream Habitat Increase depth, area or shelter complexity in pools, by adding LWD or combinations of boulders and LWD. To increase the number of pools, design and install pool forming structures. Increase shelter complexity in flat water units by adding LWD. Consider thinning hardwoods to increase growth of conifers where riparian forest is strongly dominated by hardwoods and shade canopy will not be adversely affected. Consider planting barren nearstream areas with alder, willow, redwood, or fir trees to increase streamside shade canopy and allow for LWD recruitment.
Van Duzen River   XX       XX
Little Larabee Creek   XX XX XX XX XX
Fish Creek   XX XX   X X
  Education, Research, and Monitoring Conduct salmon spawning surveys. Water Temperature monitoring by land owners and responsible agencies should continue at current and additional sites. Monitor suspended and in-channel stored sediments by sampling sediment size distribution, turbidity, V*, photo points, etc. Conduct stream habitat surveys.  
Van Duzen River   XX XX XX X  
Little Larabee Creek   XX XX XX XX  
Fish Creek   XX   XX    
Hoagland Creek   XX XX XX XX