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2015 Nisqually New2015 Nisqually New
Project ListProject List
Nisqually River Council
May 2015
In 2015 the Puget Sound Partnership
replaced the 3 Year Work Plan with
the new and improved 4 Year Work
Plan/Biennial Repo...
Potential Funding AvailablePotential Funding Available
2015 Salmon Recovery
Funding Board (SRFB)
2015-17 Puget Sound
Acqui...
Whitewater Reach Protection ProjectWhitewater Reach Protection Project
Sponsor: Nisqually Land Trust
Description: Acquisit...
Mashel Shoreline Protection Phase IVMashel Shoreline Protection Phase IV
Sponsor: Nisqually Land Trust
Description: An env...
Middle Ohop Protection Phase IIMiddle Ohop Protection Phase II
Sponsor: Nisqually Land Trust
Description: Conservation eas...
Mashel Eatonville RestorationMashel Eatonville Restoration
Phase III Conservation EasementPhase III Conservation Easement
...
McKenna Area Small Lot AcquisitionsMcKenna Area Small Lot Acquisitions
Sponsor: Nisqually Land Trust
Description: A scalab...
Nisqually Chinook Recovery MonitoringNisqually Chinook Recovery Monitoring
Sponsor: Nisqually River Foundation
Description...
Nisqually Chinook Recovery MonitoringNisqually Chinook Recovery Monitoring
Sponsor: Nisqually River Foundation
Description...
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2015 Nisqually New Project List

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Chris Ellings presented the Nisqually new projects, as required by the SRF Board process, at the May 2015 meeting. The list did not require approval at this meeting.

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2015 Nisqually New Project List

  1. 1. 2015 Nisqually New2015 Nisqually New Project ListProject List Nisqually River Council May 2015
  2. 2. In 2015 the Puget Sound Partnership replaced the 3 Year Work Plan with the new and improved 4 Year Work Plan/Biennial Report. What does this mean for Nisqually?What does this mean for Nisqually? • Development of a work plan that will cover 2 bienniums. • Work plans will be submitted every other year. • Odd years, the lead entity will only need to approve new projects being added to the list.
  3. 3. Potential Funding AvailablePotential Funding Available 2015 Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) 2015-17 Puget Sound Acquisition & Restoration Funding (PSAR) Leftover Ohop Project Funds (2013-15 PSAR) Total Allocation $415,000 $1,400,000 <$750,000 <$2,565,000
  4. 4. Whitewater Reach Protection ProjectWhitewater Reach Protection Project Sponsor: Nisqually Land Trust Description: Acquisition of up to 4 parcels on the Thurston side of the Nisqually mainstem of the Whitewater Reach. This project is scalable. If all parcels are purchased, this will mean permanent protection of 42 acres, including 6 acres of forested wetland, and 3,800 feet of shoreline. Project Cost for all 4 parcels: $300,000 Grant $$ $55,000 Match Required $355,000 Total Project Cost
  5. 5. Mashel Shoreline Protection Phase IVMashel Shoreline Protection Phase IV Sponsor: Nisqually Land Trust Description: An enveloped project that contains to two prioritized objectives: 1. Acquisition of 373 acres and 2.4 miles of Mashel River shoreline near Boxcar Canyon 2. Acquisition of the 640 acres under immediate threat of timber harvest in the Upper Busy Wild (Scaled-down version of PSAR LC project) Project Cost: $724,165 Grant $$ $ 556,135 Match Required $1,280,300 Total Project Cost
  6. 6. Middle Ohop Protection Phase IIMiddle Ohop Protection Phase II Sponsor: Nisqually Land Trust Description: Conservation easement that would permanently protect 38 acres along upper Ohop Creek. Property includes 2,200 feet of riparian habitat. Project will also include 3 acres of riparian plantings. Project Cost: $195,500 Grant $$ $34,500 Match Required $230,000 Total Project Cost
  7. 7. Mashel Eatonville RestorationMashel Eatonville Restoration Phase III Conservation EasementPhase III Conservation Easement Sponsor: Nisqually Land Trust Description: Conservation easement of 5 acres, including 700 feet of shoreline, on the east side of the Little Mashel River, near the Mashel/Little Mashel confluence. This project is companion to Mashel Eatonville Restoration Phase III, a project being put forward for 2015-17 PSAR funding. Project Cost: $150,000 Grant $$ $27,000 Match Required $177,000 Total Project Cost
  8. 8. McKenna Area Small Lot AcquisitionsMcKenna Area Small Lot Acquisitions Sponsor: Nisqually Land Trust Description: A scalable acquisition of up to 15 small parcels along the Nisqually mainstem near McKenna, protecting a 35-acre block from future development. Parcels will be prioritized via a habitat strategy, outlining the order to which the NLT will pursue landowner outreach and acquisition. Project Cost for all 15 parcels: $600,000 Grant $$ $110,000 Match Required $710,000 Total Project Cost
  9. 9. Nisqually Chinook Recovery MonitoringNisqually Chinook Recovery Monitoring Sponsor: Nisqually River Foundation Description: In 2015, it was decided that watersheds could use up to 10% of their SRFB allocation to fund monitoring projects that: • Complement their recovery strategy • Fill data gaps identified by Monitoring and Adaptive Management Plans The NRF will provide field assistance to collect data on both juvenile and adult Chinook in the Nisqually estuary, nearshore, and river. Project Cost: $41,500 Grant $$ $6,225 Match Required $47,725 Total Project Cost
  10. 10. Nisqually Chinook Recovery MonitoringNisqually Chinook Recovery Monitoring Sponsor: Nisqually River Foundation Description: In 2015, it was decided that watersheds could use up to 10% of their SRFB allocation to fund monitoring projects that: • Complement their recovery strategy • Fill data gaps identified by Monitoring and Adaptive Management Plans The NRF will provide field assistance to collect data on both juvenile and adult Chinook in the Nisqually estuary, nearshore, and river. Project Cost: $41,500 Grant $$ $6,225 Match Required $47,725 Total Project Cost

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