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199603501 - Yakama Reservation Watersheds Project

Sponsor: Yakama Confederated Tribes

Budgets: FY07: $1,074,742 | FY08: $1,140,151 | FY09: $1,211,446

Short description: The YRWP works to restore natural function to the Satus, Toppenish and Ahtanum Watersheds. Our restoration and monitoring efforts take a comprehensive approach to the restoration of habitat for fisheries resources including steelhead and bull trout.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $0 | FY08: $0 | FY09: $0

Comment: Tier 2. Fund at a level consistent with ISRP comments during contracting, when funds become available.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable


This ongoing project is very well described in the proposal. The sponsors are to be commended for the organization and presentation of the past and proposed work. A good qualitative summary of past results and actions with some data on fish abundance/trends based on snorkel surveys and redd counts is presented. Staff are to be commended for their insight, and their patient but assertive approach. However, they are dealing with some fairly sophisticated rehabilitation on a large scale, the results of which should be further evaluated, summarized, and reported in peer reviewed literature such as Restoration Ecology.

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Recommended budgets: FY07: (n/a) | FY08: (n/a) | FY09: (n/a)