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Siuslaw Salmon Sanctuary

County or Counties: Lane, Douglas

Primary Resource Concern Addressed: Degraded Plant Condition - Plant structure and composition

Project Description

This strategy will improve forest stand condition (composition, species diversity, structure) and fish habitat in streams and wetlands. Forest structure and composition (degraded plant condition) will continue to be a significant core objective.  Additionally, riparian and aquatic habitat concerns will be addressed to reduce sediment in surface water (water quality – sediment) and improve aquatic habitat components such as water quality, invertebrate habitat and fish cover.

Conservation Practices Offered

  • Access Road (560)
  • Brush Management (314)
  • Fish Passage (396)
  • Fence (382)
  • Watering Facility (614)
  • Pipeline (516)
  • Heavy Use Area Protection (561)
  • Herbaceous Weed Control (315)
  • Conservation Cover (327)
  • Forest Stand Improvement (666)
  • Stream Crossing (578)
  • Tree/Shrub Establishment (612)
  • Tree/Shrub Site Preparation (490)
  • Structure for Water Control (587)

Project Partners

  • Siuslaw Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Siuslaw Watershed Council
  • Confederated Tribes of The Siletz Indians of Oregon
  • US Forest Service & Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians

Local EQIP Ranking Questions

NRCS uses these questions to evaluate eligible applications for this project and to prioritize applications for potential funding. State and national ranking questions also apply. See more information on the EQIP program page.

Screening Questions

  1. If the applicant has has a contract terminated due to noncompliance within the last five years, this application is low priority.
  2. If the applicant has an existing contract out of compliance (a practice two or more years behind schedule), this application is low priority.
  3. If the applicant has an existing contract that has been modified three or more times to reschedule practices (due to reasons other than environmental or personal hardship) and/or to extend the contract, this application is low priority.
  4. If the land unit in the application is outside the geographic boundary of this CIS, the application is low priority.
  5. If the land is within high priority areas designated by a Tribal resource management plan, the application is a high priority.

Ranking Questions

1. The conservation plan has been developed or funded by more than one entity/Partner.
2. Planned tree/shrub plantings include planting three or more native species.
3. The conservation plan includes forest stand improvement practices to increase forest diversity (tree and shrub species, composition, or structure).
4. The conservation plan includes practices that will improve instream habitat or increase the amount of accessible habitat.
5. The conservation plan includes wetland habitat restoration or enhancement practices.
6. The conservation plan includes riparian restoration or enhancement practices.
7. Planned upland practices directly improve water quality by reducing sediment in wetlands, streams or lakes.