CD-18-06-S Steigerwald Habitat Restoration and Flood Control Project

CD-18-06-S Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, Steigerwald Habitat Restoration and Flood Control Project

The Forest Service will be making a determination of consistency with the Management Plan for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (CRGNSA) for the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership resource enhancement project at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) in Clark County, WA. The purpose of this project is to improve water quality and habitat to benefit steelhead and cutthroat trout; Chinook, coho, and chum salmon; and Pacific and western brook lamprey. The project would involve reconnecting Gibbons Creek to the Columbia River by breaching a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ levee; removing a diversion structure, fish ladder, elevated channel, and water control structure; raising Washington State Highway 14; constructing a setback levee; enhancing approximately two miles of wetland channels; and re-establishing the site’s riparian forest. 

View the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation for this project.

Decision The Scenic Area consistency determination decision was signed on March 1, 2019

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