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Project: Happy Creek and Side Channel Reconnection Project - Lower Sandy River

Project Status: Planning in Progress
Office Location: Salem
Resource Area: Cascades
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-S040-2012-0003-EA  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 7/03/2012
Summary: The BLM has made a decision to place large wood (trees and logs) in the Happy Creek side channel of the Sandy River, and restore the lower channel of Happy Creek to improve habitat for ESA listed salmon and steelhead trout. The project is located on BLM and Metro lands in Oxbow Regional Park within Township 1S, Range 4E, Section 15; in the Sandy River 5th field watershed, and approximately 7 miles northwest of Sandy, Oregon. Contact: Bruce Zoellick at (503) 375-5672.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 7/03/2012
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 7/16/2012
Contact: Bruce Zoellick
Contact Phone: 503-375-5672
Program Areas: Riparian/Aquatic/Fisheries
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-S040-2012-0003-EA  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 6/06/2012
Summary: The Happy Creek and Side Channel Reconnection Project Environmental Assessment (EA) has been completed and is available for review. The Cascades Resource Area proposes to: 1) improve connectivity of side channel habitat with the Sandy River by constructing a large wood (LW) jam at the side channel inlet at Happy Creek; 2) restore the natural channel alignment of Happy Creek by installing a stream simulation culvert on the Oxbow Park Entrance Road; 3) place LW structures in the side channel to improve habitat quality and complexity for listed Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and steelhead trout. Additionally, riparian tree seedlings would be planted to stabilize floodplains and provide long-term supplies of LW to the Sandy River. The proposed project area is within T.1S, R.4E, Section 15, in Oxbow Regional Park.
Public Review Start Date : 6/06/2012
Public Review End Date : 6/20/2012
Contact: Bruce Zoellick
Contact Phone: 503-375-5672
Program Areas: Riparian/Aquatic/Fisheries