Five Points Creek Large Woody Debris and Planting

  • GRMW ID: 1918
  • Fiscal Year: 2015

Five Points Creek is spawning and rearing habitat for Snake River Basin summer steelhead and redband trout. Five Points Creek is also designated critical habitat for bull trout. The summer steelhead and bull trout are federally listed under ESA as threatened species. Redband trout are on the Regional Forester's Sensitive Species List.\r\n\r\nHistoric timber harvest, rail road grade and roading removed larger conifers from the valley bottom, reducing the future recruitment of large wood to the stream. Historic grazing has caused impacts to the riparian area. This project will improve the riparian area and wood in the stream through planting and large wood additions.\r\n\r\nThe Five Points Creek Large Woody Debris and Planting Phase I Project would place wood within 5.0 miles of Five Points Creek for a total of 30 structure sites. An additional .72 mile of wood placement would occur on a tributary to Five Points Creek. Approximately, 1500 deciduous seedlings, 4000 conifer seedlings and 50,000 deciduous cuttings will be planted within the project area. An exclosure fence would be constructed around Camp One (.7 miles) and approximately .25 mile of existing ATV trails would be obliterated. In addition, Approximately 4 miles of ATV trail would be closed, which would include an additional 2 miles of upper Five Points Creek.



Contacts & Roles

Name Role Organization
Joe Platz Technical Contact La Grande Ranger District
Bill Gamble Administrative Contact United States Forest Service


Organization Role
United States Forest Service Sponsor

Grants & Contracts

Organization Contract # Funding Amount
Bonneville Power Administration 68275 $797,532.00

Project Points

Site Description Latitude/Longitude Link to KML
Upstream Extent of Project 45.4280502096 / -118.159514732 Download KML
Downstream Extent of Project 45.3667264443 / -118.230260677 Download KML