This project will remove old road and dike infrastructure and reconnect two miles of Fivemile Creek in Oregon to provide juvenile fish access for rearing and foraging habitat. The increased access and improved vegetation will benefit threatened Oregon Coast coho, Pacific lamprey, western brook lamprey, Oregon Coast steelhead, coastal cutthroat trout, freshwater mussels and a host of native plants and invertebrates. Restoring system connectivity will increase climate resiliency and improve productivity of fisheries significant to the Confederated Tribe of the Siletz Indians.
Project Quick Facts:
OR, Douglas County
NFPP Project Funding
Dike Removal, Channel Reconstruction
8 Stream Miles Reopened, 41 Acres Reopened
Partner Project Lead
Confederated Tribe of the Siletz Indians
The National Fish Passage Program: Leaders in Building Bridges and Fostering Connections
The National Fish Passage Program is a national leader connecting watersheds and people. The program has decades of experience implementing infrastructure projects with partners. Fish passage project proposals can be initiated by any individual, organization, government, or agency. However, proposals must be submitted and completed in cooperation with a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. (Please note thatprojects being used for federal or state compensatory mitigation or required by existing federal or state regulatory programs are not eligible for funding through the National Fish Passage Program.)
200 Million Dollar Investment in Rivers, Wildlife, and Communities
Clean free-flowing waterways are vital to wildlife, people, and ecosystems. But across the country, millions of barriers fragment rivers, block fish migration, and put communities at higher risk to flooding. The, signed in November 2021, included $200 million for restoring fish and wildlife passage by removing in-stream barriers and providing technical assistance under the National Fish Passage Program.