Habitat Projects

Since 2005, Chelan County Natural Resources Department has implemented a series of fish passage barrier removal and habitat complexity projects listed below.

Please check out the fact sheets for more information including project descriptions, funding sources, partners, and site photos.

To learn more about all of the projects that have been completed in Chelan County, please see the information provided in our project tracking system, Habitat Work Schedule.

Fish Passage Projects

Remove fish barriers and if needed, replace them with fish passable structures.

Fish Passage Projects

Project Watershed Fact Sheet
Peshastin Creek Fishway Wenatchee Link
Skinney Creek Culvert Replacement (1 structure) Wenatchee Link
Alder Creek Culvert Replacement (2 structures) Wenatchee Link
Beaver Creek Replacement (3 structures) Wenatchee Link
Clear Creek Culvert Replacement (3 structures) Wenatchee Link
Chumstick Culvert 2009 Replacements (17 structures) Wenatchee Link
North Road Chumstick Creek Culvert Replacement Wenatchee Link
Chumstick Culvert 2010 Culvert Replacements Wenatchee Link
Chumstick Culvert 2011 Culvert Replacements Wenatchee Link
Chumstick Culvert 2012 Culvert Replacements Wenatchee Link

Habitat Complexity Projects

Projects that increase fish habitat through the addition of large wood complexes and/or the reconnection or construction of side channels to provide off-channel habitat for high flow refugia.

Wenatchee Mainstream

Project Watershed Fact Sheet
Channel Migration Zone 6 (near Monitor) Wenatchee Link
Channel Migration Zone 10 Gagnon pond (near Drunkard’s drop rapid) Wenatchee Link
Channel Migration Zone 11 (near Drunkard’s drop rapid) Wenatchee Link
Channel Migration Zone 12 and 13 (near Dryden) Wenatchee Link
Channel Migration Zone 19 (Leavenworth boat launch) Wenatchee Link
Channel Migration Zone 20  (Leavenworth area) Wenatchee Link
Cashmere Pond Habitat Project (near snowblind rapid) Wenatchee Link

Nason Creek

Project Watershed Fact Sheet
Nason Creek Oxbow Reconnection Wenatchee Link
Nason Creek N-4 Oxbow Reconnection Wenatchee Link
Nason Creek Lower Whitepine Reconnection Project Wenatchee Link
Nason Creek N-1 (KDIZ3) Wenatchee Link
Nason Creek Upper White Pine Wenatchee Link

Water Conservation Projects

Water Conservation Projects

Project Watershed Fact Sheet
Peshastin Pipeline Wenatchee Link

Riparian Projects

Riparian Projects

Project Watershed Fact Sheet
Icicle Creek Revegetation Wenatchee Link
Wenatchee River (Irwin) property Wenatchee Link
Leavenworth Golf Course Wenatchee Link
Ponderosa Community Riparian Assessment and Planting Wenatchee Link

Entiat Watershed

Entiat Watershed

Project Watershed Fact Sheet
Harrison Entiat Link
Dillwater Entiat Link
Entiat National Fish Hatchery levee removal Entiat Link
Entiat Floodplain Reconnection Entiat