US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District Website

Fact Sheets

Elk Creek Project

Published Sept. 17, 2013

Assets

  • 134 sq. mi. watershed
  • 3502 project acres
  • 36 acres of river bed
  • 23 miles of marked project boundary
  • 35 cultural resource sites including  12 eligible for the National Historic Register

Natural Resources

  • 7 miles of pristine riverine habitat and potential Coho Salmon spawning grounds
  • 36 special status species
  • Riparian restorations at West Branch and Alco Creek and upland planting for big game forage
  • 45,000 native plants in notch restoration

 

 Accomplishments

  • 31 volunteers in FY11 providing 254 service hours for an estimated value of $5,426.
  • FY11 partnership value of $88,500.
  • Master Plan and OMP creation
  • Comprehensive cultural resources survey

Challenges

  • Invasive species
  • Off road vehicle use
  • Habitat degradation
  • Re-establish public access

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