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200707900 - Salmon & Steelhead Habitat Restoration and Protection in the Yakima Basin

Sponsor: Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

Budgets: FY07: $78,000 | FY08: $184,400 | FY09: $185,100

Short description: Implement a non-regulatory, basin-wide effort to involve landowners in restoration and protection projects in priority areas identified in Yakima Subbasin Plan. Work includes riparian planting, fencing, fish passage, and instream habitat improvements.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

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

Comment:

ISRP final recommendation: Not fundable

Comment:

The proposal and response are incomplete. The ISRP maintains its recommendations from the preliminary review. ISRP comments (June 2006): Not fundable. This proposal does not sufficiently describe how it would coordinate with other ongoing projects in the basin that are doing similar work, and there are no specifics on what projects would be implemented. In addition, the out-year activities and budget for the project are not adequately justified. The prioritizations from the subbasin plan are very general, and there is inadequate mention of the supplementation project. There are several organizations in the Yakima Subbasin that are currently prioritizing and implementing restoration projects. The establishment of another entity with similar responsibilities would seem to result in an unnecessary duplication of some administrative functions. The ISRP questions why the prioritization and project development functions proposed here couldn’t be handled by an existing organization, such as the Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board? A better case should have been made to explain the gap that this new program would fill. Also, a detailed description of how this new program would coordinate with existing efforts and how restoration responsibilities would be allocated among the organizations should have been included.

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State/province recommendation: Washington

Review group: Washington list

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

Comment: See Washington guidance