Lower Elochoman III Restoration Project

Project Summary

The project restored and enhanced ripar- ian and floodplain habitat associated within the lower Elochoman River by shifting the main channel of Nelson Creek from its roadside ditch into it’s historic floodplain.

Evergreen Developers excavated over two miles of stream channel, graded topography covering 20 acres of floodplain, harvested 5 acres of timber, placed over 800 pieces of wood in stream, backfilled over one mile of irrigation ditch and installed a 60′ clear span bridge.

Key Elements

  • Channel excavation
  • Topography grading
  • Timber harvest
  • Engineered log jams
  • Bridge Construction (WSDOT Standards)
  • Tidally influenced wetland

Contracting Agency

Columbia Land Trust

Industry Sector

Ecological Restoration, Infrastructure


Wahkiakum County, WA