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									                      Yakima Basin
HABITAT RESTORATION PROJECTS




BEFORE: Bruton Dam blocks fish passage     AFTER: Removal restores fish passage


                                     funded by

                                 Washington’s
          Salmon Recovery Funding Board
                             &
           National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

                                 1999-2011
                                                                                                    Printed 5/13/11




     RECOVERING SALMON, STEELHEAD AND BULL TROUT IN THE YAKIMA BASIN




Biologists estimate that before 1850, between 500,000 and a million salmon and steelhead returned to the
Yakima Basin each year. In the 1900s, sockeye, summer Chinook and coho were extirpated. Spring and fall
Chinook and steelhead all dropped below 500-1000 fish during the 1980s and early 90s. This spurred
significant efforts to improve habitats and develop conservation-oriented hatcheries. In the last 15 years,
populations have begun to rebound. Total runs have ranged from 5,000 to 40,000 per year and coho have
returned. In 2009, the Yakama Nation began reintroducing sockeye and summer Chinook. While the picture is
promising, much work remains to be done. Steelhead and bull trout are listed as threatened under the federal
Endangered Species Act (ESA) and other species are still well below their potential. Habitat projects that
improve conditions for salmon and steelhead in the Yakima Basin are an essential part of efforts to delist
steelhead and bull trout and rebuild all stocks to levels that support recreational and tribal fisheries in the
Yakima Basin. The Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board is proud to work with state, federal and local
partners to make these projects possible.




                                             Bull Trout, WDFW Photo by William Meyer
                                                                                                     Printed 5/13/11




                                     WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
The Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board includes representatives of 22 local governments including
Benton, Kittitas & Yakima Counties, the Yakama Nation and 18 Yakima Basin cities. The Board’s mission is to
restore sustainable and harvestable populations of salmon, steelhead, bull trout and other at-risk fish and
wildlife species through collaborative, economically-sensitive efforts that promote wise resource management in
the Yakima River Basin. The Board:
              • Coordinates funding for fish and wildlife restoration projects in the Yakima Basin
              • Develops strategic plans to guide fish and wildlife recovery efforts in the Yakima Basin
              • Fosters public awareness and engagement in fish and wildlife recovery issues


                                          WHO WE WORK WITH

Private landowners, non-profit organizations, local governments and state and federal agencies all come
together to implement cooperative projects to enhance fish habitat. The Board is proud to be able to support
their efforts. Key partners in salmon, steelhead and bull trout recovery work in the Basin include:

                         Local landowners throughout the basin
                         The Yakama Nation
                         Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife & Ecology
                         NOAA Fisheries
                         US Fish & Wildlife Service
                         US Bureau of Reclamation
                         South-Central Washington Resource Conservation & Development Council
                         Mid-Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group
                         Benton, Kittitas and Yakima Counties
                         Local Conservation Districts
                         Local Non-profit Conservation Organizations

Two major partnerships have developed to further fisheries recovery. The Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project
(YKFP) brings together the Yakama Nation and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to develop
hatchery and habitat programs to restore salmon and steelhead runs in the basin. The Yakima Tributary Access
and Habitat Program (YTAHP) brings together the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, the North
Yakima, Kittitas and Benton County Conservation Districts, the Kittitas Conservation Trust, the Yakama Nation,
the Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group, and the South-Central Washington Resource
Conservation & Development Council. YTAHP implements fish passage and habitat restoration projects in
Yakima Basin tributaries. Both YKFP and YTHAP have base funding from the Bonneville Power Administration.

All of these partners work on many different types of projects using a diverse array of funding sources. This
booklet focuses on the projects that receive funding from Washington’s Salmon Recovery Funding Board,
which is administered by the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office. For more information, contact:

            Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board, 1110 West Lincoln Ave., Yakima, WA 98902
                    Phone: (509)453-4104; Email: info@ybfwrb.org; Website: www.ybfwrb.org
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                              SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD
Each year the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) distributes money to on-the-ground fish
habitat improvement projects throughout the State. This funding is a mix of state funds appropriated by the
Washington legislature and federal contributions from the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF).

The Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board acts as the Lead Entity for the Yakima Basin. Lead Entities
solicit projects from their geographic areas, conduct local technical and community reviews of the proposals,
and present the best of them to the SRFB for approval. Since 1999, the Yakima Basin Lead Entity has had 67
local projects approved for 13.13 million dollars of SRFB funding. We also work with the SRFB and project
sponsors to track the progress of funded projects in the Yakima Basin. This booklet gives a brief overview of
each SRFB project that has been funded in the Yakima Basin.



                              COMMUNITY SALMON FUND PROJECTS

The Community Salmon Fund is a partnership between the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation and the
SRFB. It funds smaller projects that emphasize community involvement in fish habitat restoration projects. In
2005-10, 15 projects from the basin were funded for a total of $548,631. These projects are included in this
publication following the SRFB project descriptions.




                                   OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING
SRFB funding is one of many sources available for salmon recovery funding. All SRFB projects receive funding
from other sources, including local landowners, the Department of Ecology, the US Fish & Wildlife Service and
BPA. Projects funded by SRFB are often implemented by staff funded by YTAHP, YKFP, local governments
and other programs. Some of the major sources of funding for salmon recovery in the Yakima Basin are:

Bonneville Power Administration and the Northwest Power & Conservation Council
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) funds projects in the Yakima Basin to offset the impact of Columbia
River dams on fish and wildlife. BPA supports Yakima /Klickitat Fisheries Program, the YTHAP program, and
habitat enhancement work by diverse project sponsors throughout the basin. Many SRFB projects rely on BPA
cost-sharing. BPA funding is guided by the Yakima Subbasin Plan drafted by the Recovery Board and the
Northwest Power & Conservation Council’s Fish & Wildlife Program.

Bureau of Reclamation’s Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Program (YRBWEP)
The Bureau of Reclamation runs the Yakima River Project to supply water to farmers and others throughout the
Yakima Basin. The Bureau’s Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Program (YRBWEP) implements
projects that improve conditions for fish by improving irrigation systems, increasing instream flows and
protecting and enhancing important habitat. YRBWEP has been a key player in fish recovery since 1994.
Printed 8/22/11
                                                                                                Printed 5/13/11




#    SRFB #    Primary Sponsor         Project Name                Status      Matching $   SRFB $                Total $
               Yakima County           Lower Cowiche Creek
67   10-1909                                                       Approved        15,000    84,190               99,190
               Public Services         Riparian Easement
               Kittitas County         Teanaway – Red Bridge
66   10-1847                                                       Approved        43,037   243,877           286,914
               Conservation District   Road Project
               Kittitas Conservation
65   10-1841                           Currier Creek Restoration   Approved        57,633   326,590           384,223
               Trust
               Kittitas County         Manastash Creek Barrier
64   10-1838                                                       Approved        20,390   112,959           133,349
               Conservation District   Removal
                                       Jack Creek Channel &
63   10-1786   Mid Columbia RFEG                                   Approved        35,000   170,000           205,000
                                       Floodplain Restoration
                                       Yakima River Delta
62   10-1785   Mid Columbia RFEG                                   Approved        20,352   114,055           134,407
                                       Habitat Assessment
               Yakima County           Eschbach Park Levee
61   10-1765                                                       Approved        96,145   284,424           380,569
               Public Services         Setback & Restoration
               North Yakima            Herke Fish Screening –
60   10-1764                                                       Approved        37,000   131,140           168,140
               Conservation District   Ahtanum Creek
               North Yakima            LaSalle High School
59   10-1753                                                       Approved        24,450   127,834           152,284
               Conservation District   Riparian Enhancement

58   10-1595   WDFW                    Yakima Beaver Project       Approved        40,000   187,025           227,025
                                       Eschbach Park Levee
               Yakima County
57   09-1772                           Setback and Restoration     Active            N/A    122,608           122,608
               Public Services
                                       Design
               Kittitas County
56   09-1612                           Teanaway – 3M Ditch         Active          57,970   328,500           386,470
               Conservation District
               North Yakima            Matson Barrier Removal
55   09-1590                                                       Active          40,000   201,702           241,702
               Conservation District   and Trust Water Project
               North Yakima            CCWUA Barrier Removal
54   09-1577                                                       Delayed         73,260   413,133           486,393
               Conservation District   and Trust Water Project
               Benton Conservation Lower Yakima River Fish
53   09-1527                                                       Active          32,368   115,362           147,730
               District            Screening
                                       Large Wood
52   08-2001   Mid Columbia RFEG                                   Active          21,700   110,025           131,725
                                       Replenishment
                                       Wapato Reach
51   08-1965   Yakama Nation                                       Active          25,175   412,630           437,805
                                       Assessment
               Kittitas County         Manastash Creek
50   08-1952                                                       Active       1,622,392   599,408        2,221,800
               Conservation District   Diversion Consolidation
               Kittitas County         Coleman Creek Irrigation
49   08-1949                                                       Completed       19,545   110,755           130,300
               Conservation District   Redesign
               Yakima County           Upper Wapato Reach
48   08-1948                                                       Active         100,000   123,000           223,000
               Public Services         Restoration
                                                                                                 Printed 5/13/11



#    SRFB #    Primary Sponsor         Project Name                Status       Matching $   SRFB $                Total $

                                       Swauk & Iron Creek
47   08-1947   Mid Columbia RFEG                                   Active           12,700    71,862               84,562
                                       Restoration Design
                                       Jack Creek Restoration
46   08-1939   Mid Columbia RFEG                                   Active           10,450    58,320               68,770
                                       Design
               Cascade Land
45   08-1476                           Wade Road Farm              Active           19,000   100,000           119,000
               Conservancy
               Benton                  Lower Yakima River
44   07-1899                                                       Completed        13,124    54,676               67,800
               Conservation District   Restoration

43   07-1551   Kittitas Conservation   Taneum Creek Fish           Active          400,000   201,429           601,429
               Trust                   Passage
               Kittitas County         Indian Creek & Jack
42   07-1517                                                       Completed       250,000   494,040           744,040
               Conservation District   Creek Culvert Replace
               North Yakima            N. Fork Ahtanum Gauging
41   07-1567                                                       Completed        28,073   152,471           180,544
               Conservation District   Station Fish Passage
               North Yakima            North Yakima County Fish
40   07-1572                                                       Completed        50,000    88,294           138,294
               Conservation District   Screening
               Cascade Land            Big Creek Property
39   07-1578                                                       Completed        65,000   355,000           420,000
               Conservancy             Protection
               Cowiche Canyon          Cowiche Creek
38   07-1598                                                       Completed       200,060   277,140           477,200
               Conservancy             Protect ion & Restoration
               Benton                  Lower Yakima River
37   07-1566                                                       Active           28,623    36,427               65,050
               Conservation District   Assessment
                                       Reecer Creek Floodplain
36   07-1519   Mid Columbia RFEG                                   Active          488,506   405,971           894,477
                                       Restoration
               North Yakima            Schneider Habitat Project
35   06-2200                                                       Completed        60,299   112,701           173,000
               Conservation District   Cowiche Creek
                                       Naches River
34   06-2193   Yakima, County of                                   Completed        25,000   141,175           166,175
                                       Floodplain Acquisition
               Kittitas County         Currier Creek EWC
33   06-2160                                                       Completed       419,174   155,050           574,224
               Conservation District   Siphon & Screen
               Kittitas County         Cherry Ck Barrier
32   06-2156                                                       Active          145,000   316,900           461,900
               Conservation District   Removal & Screening
               Kittitas Conservation   Upper Yakima
31   06-2143                                                       Completed       100,000   300,000           400,000
               Trust                   Protection – Hundley
               Kittitas Conservation   Cle Elum River
30   06-2141                                                       Completed       138,000   243,820           381,820
               Trust                   Instream Habitat
               Kittitas Conservation   Currier Creek
29   05-1573                                                       Incomplete      141,000   371,688           512,688
               Trust                   Passage & Riparian
               Kittitas Conservation   NF Teanaway
28   05-1572                                                       Incomplete       83,000   461,740           544,740
               Trust                   Floodplain -Phase II
                                                                                              Printed 5/13/11



#    SRFB #    Primary Sponsor         Project Name             Status       Matching $   SRFB $                Total $

                                       Easton Reach Habitat
27   05-1571   Yakama Nation                                    Incomplete      306,500   528,985           835,485
                                       Protection Phase II
               WA Dept. of             SF Cowiche Creek
26   04-1691                                                    Incomplete       27,000   146,985           173,985
               Fish & Wildlife         Protection
                                       Holmes Floodplain
25   04-1680   Yakama Nation                                    Completed        22,346   123,000           145,346
                                       Property Protection
               Kittitas                Upper Yakima River
24   04-1679                                                    Incomplete       53,000   123,400           176,400
               Conservation Trust      Easton Reach
               Kittitas County         YTAHP Wilson Creek
23   04-1676                                                    Complete          8,520    28,400               36,920
               Conservation Dist       Riparian Restoration
               Kittitas County         YTAHP Lower Reecer
22   04-1675                                                    Complete         88,980   269,060           358,026
               Conservation Dist.      Creek Fish Passage
               Kittitas                NF Teanaway River
21   04-1672                                                    Incomplete       80,000   380,000           460,000
               Conservation Trust      Floodplain -Phase I
               Kittitas County         Dry/Cabin Creek Fish
20   02-1656                                                    Completed        57,194   164,051           221,245
               Conservation Dist.      Passage & Screening
                                       Lower Naches Critical
19   02-1617   Yakama Nation                                    Completed          514    114,593           115,107
                                       Habitat Protection
                                       Snow Mountain Ranch
               Cowiche Canyon
18   02-1614                           Acquisition & Barrier    Completed       120,000   670,000           790,000
               Conservancy
                                       Removal
               Yakima County           Riparian Enhancement
17   02-1612                                                    Completed       329,351   159,141           488,492
               Corrections             Team Phase II
               North Yakima            Diversion 14 Screen
16   02-1527                                                    Completed        48,524   218,900           267,424
               Conservation Dist.      Ahtanum Creek
               Kittitas County         Coleman Creek Fish
15   02-1494                                                    Completed        31,564   101,774           133,338
               Conservation Dist.      Access
                                       Naches River Water
14   01-1269   Yakima, City of                                  Completed     1,534,357   300,000        1,834,357
                                       Treatment Plant Screen
               North Yakima            Cowiche Creek
13   01-1256                                                    Completed        27,000    81,000           108,000
               Conservation Dist.      Barrier Removal
               Northwest Service
12   01-1254                           Lmuma Restoration        Completed        27,220    31,903               59,124
               Academy
               North Yakima            Ahtanum Creek
11   01-1238                                                    Completed        50,000   129,270           179,270
               Conservation Dist.      Fish Screens
                                       Yakima Corrections
               Yakima Valley
10   00-1714                           Riparian Enhancement     Completed       304,421   139,509           443,930
               Restitution Center
                                       Team
                                       Floodplain Mining
9    00-1713   Yakima, County of                                Completed       243,165    40,020           283,185
                                       Study
               North Yakima            Buchanan Ranch
8    00-1711                                                    Completed        63,252   215,065           278,317
               Conservation District   Restoration Project
                                                                                            Printed 5/13/11



              Dept. of             Yakima & Naches
7   00-1710                                                Completed       93,397       32,112            125,509
              Fish & Wildlife      Tributary Rootwad
                                   Sprayfield Riparian
6   00-1703   Tree Top Inc.                                Completed       41,500       92,300            133,800
                                   Enhancement Project
              Yakima County        West Valley
5   00-1015                                                Completed        9,107       22,098                31,205
              Parks & Recreation   Community Park
              Yakima Greenway      Union Gap
4   00-1004                                                Completed       10,244       58,047                68,290
              Foundation           Reach Acquisition
              Kittitas County      Reestablish access to
3   00-1003                                                Completed      179,355      108,266            287,622
              Conservation Dist.   Lower Wilson Creek
                                   Taylor Ditch
2   99-1752   Yakama Nation                                Completed        6,681       35,571                42,252
                                   Assessment

1   99-1712   Selah, City of       Stormwater Management   Completed        3,000       95,000                98,000

                                                           Totals      $8,728,473   $13,126,371     $21,950,976
                                                                                                  Printed 5/13/11



 #     CSF #    Primary Sponsor         Project Name               Status      Matching $     CSF $             Total $

C15 CSF10-15    Mid Columbia RFEG       Bull Trout Task Force      Active          33,920     47,039            80,959
                                    Community Harvesting of
                Benton Conservation
C14 CSF10-14                        Water Stargrass in             Active          27,400     39,140            66,540
                District
                                    Yakima River II
                                    A Path to Restoration:
C13   CSF 10-13 Mid Columbia RFEG Planting and Education           Active          31,000     44,750            75,750
                                    Along Trails
                                    Salmon in our Backyards:
C12   CSF09-12 Mid Columbia RFEG Promoting Urban Stream            Completed       13,960     27,860            41,820
                                    Stewardship
                                    Cowiche Creek
C11   CSF09-11 Mid Columbia RFEG                                   Completed       32,640     65,214            97,854
                                    Restoration
                                    Community Harvesting of
                Benton Conservation
C10   CSF09-10                      Water Stargrass in             Completed       27,824     16,412            44,236
                District
                                    Yakima River
                Benton Conservation Riparian Buffer and
C9    CSF07-9                                                      Completed       28,412     56,824            85,236
                District            Fencing Project
                                        Yakima Basin Riparian
C8 CSF07-8      Mid Columbia RFEG                                  Completed       25,082     49,980            75,062
                                        Restoration
                                        Naches River Off Channel
C7 CSF07-7      Mid Columbia RFEG       Habitat Restoration        Completed       15,030     30,000            45,030
                                        Project
                                        Holmes Property - Salmon
                Kittitas Conservation
C6 CSF06-6                              in the Classroom &         Completed       14,205     18,180            32,385
                Trust
                                        Riparian Restoration
                North Yakima            Green, Wilkinson Habitat
C5 CSF06-5                                                         Completed       15,910     30,000            45,910
                Conservation District   Project on Cowiche Creek
                Benton Conservation Crowding Aquatic Plant
C4 CSF06-4                                                         Completed       18,680     21,820            40,500
                District            Reduction Project
                Kittitas County     Lyle and Lmuma Creek
C3 CSF05-3                                                         Completed       85,695     45,000          130,695
                Conservation Dist.  Restoration
                                    Holmes Property -
C2 CSF05-2      Yakama Nation       Riparian & Side Channel        Completed       20,121     22,900            43,021
                                    Restoration
                Benton Conservation Horn Rapids County Park
C1 CSF05-1                                                         Completed       51,074     22,100            73,174
                District            Riparian Restoration

                                                                   Totals        $440,953   $537,219         $978,172
SRFB Funded Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                        Printed 5/13/2011


                                    10-1909 Lower Cowiche Riparian Easement                                               #67
                                    Sponsor: Yakima County Public Services
                                    Total Cost:   $99,190      SRFB Cost:         $84,190        Cost-share:     $15,000
                                    Year Began: 2010                              Status: Approved
                                    Location: Clover Lane, Yakima, WA
                                    County: Yakima               Stream: Cowiche Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    Yakima County will use this RCO Salmon Recovery Funding Board Grant to pursue a
                                    conservation/riparian easement near the mouth of Cowiche Creek at the confluence
                                    with the Naches River. This property has been identified in previous studies as critical
                                    for plans to return Cowiche Creek to a less confined floodplain with prime habitat for
                                    ESA listed steelhead and spring Chinook as well as bull trout and Coho habitat.
                                    The landowner prefers to keep the land in agriculture and is willing to negotiate a
                                    Conservation/riparian easement for the future restoration location of lower Cowiche
                                    Creek. This land is under heavy pressure for development and annexation into the City
                                    of Yakima. This acquisition project is one of the few remaining privately owned parcels
                                    in the Lower Naches River riparian zone. The final phase project removes levees and
                                    improves side channel habitat in an area previously inaccessible to fish. The riparian
                                    easement and restoration will ensure that fluvial geomorphic and biologic processes
                                    are encouraged to maintain and restore ecological and floodplain connectivity in this
                                    reach.

                                    Progress: In contracting phase.




                                    10-1847 Teanaway - Red Bridge Road Project                                            #66
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas County Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $286,914         SRFB Cost: $43,037              Cost-share: $243,877
                                    Year Began: 2010                              Status: Approved
                                    Location: Red Bridge Rd
                                    County: Kittitas               Stream: North Fork Teanaway River
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This proposal involves correction of a fish passage barrier on the mainstem Teanaway
                                    River that may block fish passage into the majority of the Teanaway watershed. The
                                    barrier is created as a result of damage created during the January 2009 flood event.
                                    A head cut dropped the elevation of the Teanaway River to a point that forced water
                                    right holders to create rock and gravel dams to direct water into their pump station.
                                    This project will construct four channel spanning rock weirs to stabilize the streambed
                                    and return the river to an elevation that allows water to flow to the pump station. The
                                    project will benefit summer steelhead, spring chinook and bull trout who migrate into
                                    the Teanway River to spawn and rear.

                                    Progress: In contracting phase.
SRFB Funded Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                         Printed 5/13/2011


                                    10-1841 Currier Creek Restoration                                                      #65
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas Conservation Trust
                                    Total Cost: $384,223          SRFB Cost: $326,590              Cost-share:    $57,633
                                    Year Began: 2010                               Status: Approved
                                    Location: Currier Creek near Iron Horse Trail
                                    County: Kittitas               Stream: Currier Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    Currier Creek was modified and adapted to convey water for irrigated agriculture.
                                    Sections were artificially straightened and confined resulting in channel incision and
                                    floodplain disconnection. Proposed habitat restorations are designed to re-activate
                                    natural channel forming processes that contribute to ecosystem health and durability.
                                    Stream realignment in the upper reach of the 0.95 mile project will add sinuosity and
                                    hydrologic complexity. New meanders add pool habitat, increase the reach from 620
                                    to 850 feet and restore complex geometry. Instream grade controls using engineered
                                    logjams restore natural pool-riffle relationships. Revegetation includes removing
                                    invasive species, planting native trees and shrubs on 17 acres and periodic monitoring
                                    and stewardship of the project area.

                                    Progress: In contracting phase.




                                    10-1838 Manastash Creek Barrier Removal                                                #64
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas County Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $133,349         SRFB Cost: $112,959               Cost-share:    $20,390
                                    Year Began: 2010                               Status: Approved
                                    Location: Hanson Rd., Ellensburg, WA
                                    County: Kittitas             Stream: Manastash Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This proposal plans the removal of a passage barrier on Manastash Creek, as a part of
                                    the continuing work implemented through the Manastash Creek Restoration Project.
                                    The Manastash Creek Restoration Project is focused on improving passage in the
                                    lower 6 miles of Manastash Creek. The project has been underway for several years
                                    and in 2009/2010, facilities were constructed at stream miles 1.4 and 5.8 to address
                                    passage and screening and a facility is planned at stream mile 5.6 in the fall of 2010.
                                    The passage barrier addressed by this proposal is located at stream mile 2.75. With
                                    it's removal, steelhead will have access to an additional 1.5 miles of habitat in a stream
                                    that likely historically supported a significant steelhead population and is considered
                                    essential in the recovery of Mid Columbia Summer Steelhead. It is also a signficant
                                    step in toward the removal of all barriers in Manastash Creek.

                                    Progress: In contracting phase.
SRFB Funded Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                           Printed 5/13/2011


                                    10-1786 Jack Creek Channel & Floodplain Restoration                                      #63
                                    Sponsor: Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group
                                    Total Cost: $205,000       SRFB Cost: $170,000         Cost-share:              $35,000
                                    Year Began: 2010                                Status: Approved
                                    Location: Teanaway Rd., Ellensburg, WA
                                    County: Kittitas             Stream: Jack Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The Jack Creek Restoration project aims to restore streambank condition, floodplain
                                    function, and spawning and rearing habitat for steelhead, Chinook, interior redband
                                    and westslope cutthroat in the lowest two miles of Jack Creek. Restoration will be
                                    achieved by restoring stream processes in Jack Creek, adding large wood to the
                                    stream, revegetating the stream banks and floodplain, relocating nearly one mile of
                                    road, slowing streambank erosion and restoring floodplain function in the footprint of
                                    the old road.
                                    Jack Creek enters the North Fork Teanaway River at River Mile 5.9. The Teanaway
                                    watershed is the most productive anadromous watershed in the Upper Yakima
                                    Subbasin. Problems associated with the existing condition include loss of soil and
                                    water storage capacity, channel incision due to large woody debris removal, and
                                    accelerated runoff, reduced overbank flooding, and energy dissipation on forested land.

                                    Progress: In contracting phase.




                                    10-1785 Yakima River Delta Habitat Assessment                                            #62
                                    Sponsor: Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group
                                    Total Cost: $134,407       SRFB Cost: $114,055         Cost-share:              $20,352
                                    Year Began: 2010                                Status: Approved
                                    Location: Confluence of the Yakima and Columbia Rivers
                                    County: Benton                Stream: Yakima River
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The Yakima River Delta Habitat Assessment project proposes an assessment of
                                    habitat and non-habitat factors influencing the success of salmonids at the confluence
                                    of the Yakima and Columbia Rivers. Past work has suggested that temperature is a
                                    key limit of salmonid success in that area, and we propose an in-depth study of
                                    temperature interactions between the Yakima and Columbia Rivers. In addition,
                                    research into how the landforms in the delta influence sediment and hydrology, and a
                                    greater understanding of fish movement and predation dynamics will inform future
                                    restoration proposals. Finally, we will investigate the social and political feasibility of
                                    making the causeway between Richland and Bateman Island more permeable.

                                    Progress: In contracting phase.
SRFB Funded Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                          Printed 5/13/2011


                                    10-1765 Eschbach Park Levee Setback & Restoration                                       #61
                                    Sponsor: Yakima County Public Services
                                    Total Cost: $380,569       SRFB Cost:           $96,145        Cost-share: $284,424
                                    Year Began: 2010                               Status: Approved
                                    Location: 4811 South Naches Rd.
                                    County: Yakima              Stream: Naches River
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The Eschbach Park Levee Removal and Setback Project consists of removal of the
                                    Eschbach Park Levee and its partial relocation landward 800' from its original location.
                                    Retention of some level of protection of the park is necesary to protect the Yakima
                                    Valley Canal head-works and fish screens. This project reconnects 100 acres of active
                                    floodplain habitat to the Naches River and will also reconnect 2 side channels cut off by
                                    the original levee construction in 1974. Relocation of the levee will allow the Naches
                                    River to re-occupy its historic channel downsteam within an area of excellent riparian
                                    habitat. The current channel downstream of the Eschbach Park levee is the result of
                                    an avulsion that occurred during the 1996 flood, and is still relatively unstable with poor
                                    riparian and large woody debris conditions. The downstream floodplain and former side
                                    channels improved by the project are now owned by Yakima County, WDFW, and the
                                    Yakama Nation. The goal after project completion is to reconnect 2.1 miles of the
                                    Naches River to its former floodplain, with a net gain of approximately 240 acres in
                                    restored hydrology and habitat.

                                    Progress: In contracting phase.




                                    10-1764 Herke Fish Screening - Ahtanum Creek                                            #60
                                    Sponsor: North Yakima Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $168,140       SRFB Cost: $131,140                 Cost-share:     $37,000
                                    Year Began: 2010                               Status: Approved
                                    Location: Ahtanum Road, Yakima WA
                                    County: Yakima              Stream: North Fork Ahtanum
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project will consolidate two unscreened gravity diversions on Ahtanum Creek into
                                    one, and design, fabricate and install a compliant fish screen and water meter.
                                    Ahtanum Creek is a right bank tributary to the Yakima River in WRIA 37 and the
                                    diversions are at river mile 21.31 and 21.81. Screening of these gravity diversions will
                                    decrease fish entrainment in this high priority stream for restoration, per the Yakima
                                    Basin Steelhead Recovery and Salmon Recovery Plans. The goals of the project will
                                    be to screen the consolidated diversion and meter the water use.

                                    The consolidated diversion will be treated with a modular rotary wiper screen fabricated
                                    by the WDFW at the Yakima Construction Shop, and will be appropriate in size to
                                    accommodate the Herke's adjudicated water rights and his entitlement to excess flows.
                                    To meet these requirements, we propose a 1-2.5 cfs screen. A head gate and grade
                                    control structures will be engineered and installed, as applicable.

                                    Progress: In contracting phase.
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                                    10-1753 LaSalle High School Riparian Enhancement                                       #59
                                    Sponsor: North Yakima Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $152,284       SRFB Cost: $127,834                 Cost-share:    $24,450
                                    Year Began: 2010                               Status: Approved
                                    Location: 3000 Ligtning Way, Union Gap, WA
                                    County: Yakima                Stream: Ahtanum
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The project will restore approximately 16 acres of former agricultural ground located on
                                    the left bank of Ahtanum Creek. Previous land use pratices involved cultivation of the
                                    ground up to the edge of the creek to allow for maximum crop yield, leaving the flood
                                    plain mostly devoid of riparian vegetation. Restoration will begin with the application of
                                    intensive weed control techniques and chemical testing of the soil to determine
                                    appropriate plant species to be implemented. Strategies for reseeding, planting with
                                    rooted materials and stems (pots and bareroot) and watering will be the second phase
                                    of the project, followed by planting. Additional planting and site maintenance will occur
                                    for 3 years or until desired level of survivability is reached. It is expected that the
                                    project will increase the functionalilty of the flood plain and increase the quality of
                                    salmonid habitat. This project will also enhance the environmental education
                                    curriculum being taught at La Salle High School, as students will be able to see first
                                    hand restoration activites and learn the importance of them as well. This project will
                                    also augment salmon restoration efforts conducted by the Yakama Nation, on site.

                                    Progress: In contracting phase.




                                    10-1595 Yakima Beaver Project                                                          #58
                                    Sponsor: WDFW
                                    Total Cost: $227,025           SRFB Cost: $187,025             Cost-share:    $40,000
                                    Year Began: 2010                               Status: Approved
                                    Location: Upper Yakima Basin
                                    County: Kittitas             Stream: Various Upper Yakima tributaries
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Yakama Nation would
                                    like to initiate a program to live-capture and relocate “problem beavers” from urban and
                                    agricultural areas in the Yakima Basin, where they are currently being lethally
                                    removed, and strategically re-establish them in priority upper Yakima River tributaries
                                    to improve fish habitat, restore riparian function, water quality and hydrograph
                                    function.
                                    Beaver removal dramatically altered tributary watersheds. Beaver are a keystone
                                    species, creating habitat and influencing natural processes that many other species
                                    depend upon. The USGS reports that the upper Yakima hydrograph has shifted ~3-4
                                    weeks earlier over the past 30 years, likely as a result of climate change. Restoring
                                    beavers in the upper watersheds will help counter this trend and provide better late
                                    season flows for fish passage, as well as improve fish habitat and water quality.

                                    Progress: In contracting phase.
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                                    09-1772 Eschbach Park Levee Setback & Restoration Design                                #57
                                    Sponsor: Yakima County Public Services
                                    Total Cost: $122,608       SRFB Cost: $122,608                  Cost-share:          $0
                                    Year Began: 2009                               Status: Active
                                    Location: Eschbach Park, Naches, WA
                                    County: Yakima              Stream: Naches River
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project will complete designs for the relocating the Eschbach Park Levee 800 to
                                    1100 feet inland. The current location of this levee and adjacent levee systems that
                                    protect the City of Yakima Water Treatment Plant, the Gleed ditch intake and State
                                    Route 12 have degraded river and floodplain function through this 2+ mile reach.
                                    Relocation of the levee will allow the Naches River to 1) re-occupy its historic channel
                                    downsteam through 41 acres of excellent floodplain and riparian habitat, and 2)
                                    reconnect 2 side channels that were cut off when the levee was constructed in 1974.
                                    The setback levee is necessary to protect the park and the Yakima Valley Canal head-
                                    works and fish screens from floods. The ultimate goal of this project is to improve
                                    hydrologic function across 2.1 miles of the Naches River and approximately 240 acres
                                    of its floodplain.

                                    Progress: Eschbach Park Levee Setback and Restoration Design Phase 1 will be
                                    complete upon acceptance of the 60% Design prepared by CH2MHILL. This final
                                    design completion date is May 31, 2011. When this design requirement has been
                                    satisfied, Yakima County will immediately begin the permitting process for Eschbach
                                    Park Levee Setback and Restoration Project Phase 2.



                                    09-1612 Teanaway 3M Ditch Project                                                       #56
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas County Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $386,470         SRFB Cost: $328,500                Cost-share:    $57,970
                                    Year Began: 2009                               Status: Active
                                    Location: Teanaway Rd.
                                    County: Kittitas               Stream: Teanaway Creek
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho
                                    The Teanaway River provides important habitat for steelhead, spring Chinook and bull
                                    trout. The 3-M Ditch is the largest remaining gravity-fed irrigation ditch on the
                                    Teanaway River. During summer months, the push-up berm at the diversion can be a
                                    significant barrier to fish passage. Low flows below the diversion impact both passage
                                    and temperature. This project will work with the six landowners on the ditch to improve
                                    irrigation efficiency and move diversions downstream. This will allow abandonment of
                                    the old ditch and diversion, and allow more water to remain instream. Individual
                                    irrigators are also working with the Washington Water Trust to enroll additional saved
                                    water in the Trust Water Rights Program.

                                    Progress: The 3M Ditch Project includes conversion of a gravity diversion ditch to
                                    individual small pump diversions. The 3M Ditch intake on the Teanaway River
                                    included a gravel push-up dam that interfered with fish passage during summer and fall
                                    low flows. The individual small pump diversions will require a pump, electrical services
                                    and pipelines to deliver the water to the current irrigation systems at each of the five
                                    water right holders’ respective properties. Construction of the first pump stations is
                                    expected in 2011.
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                                    09-1590 Matson Barrier Removal and Trust Water Project                                  #55
                                    Sponsor: North Yakima Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $241,702       SRFB Cost: $201,702                  Cost-share:    $40,000
                                    Year Began: 2009                               Status: Active
                                    Location: Nile Road
                                    County: Yakima                  Stream: Nile Creek
                                    Species Benefited: coho, steelhead
                                    This project will remove the only significant diversion on Nile Creek. This will eliminate
                                    a partial passage barrier, prevent fish from entering the irrigation system and leave up
                                    to 3.75 cfs of flow instream in lower Nile Creek. This will significantly improve fish
                                    passage and rearing conditions in Nile Creek, a productive steelhead stream with a
                                    large forested watershed. The landowner's points of diversion will be moved
                                    downstream to the Naches River where a pump station with a compliant fish screen
                                    and water meter will be constructed. There wil be additional water savings that
                                    increase instream flows in the adjoining reach of the Naches River.

                                    Progress: Preliminary pipe and road crossing layout and has been completed, as well
                                    as preliminary design for the pumping station and river screen. A cultural resource
                                    survey has been completed and environmental permitting is now underway.




                                    09-1527 Lower Yakima River Fish Screening                                               #53
                                    Sponsor: Benton Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $147,730        SRFB Cost: $115,362                 Cost-share:    $32,368
                                    Year Began: 2009                               Status: Active
                                    Location: Lower Yakima River within the confines of Benton County
                                    County: Benton               Stream: Yakima River
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This grant will be used to install approximately 13 National Marine Fisheries Service
                                    compliant screens in the Lower Yakima River and promote landowner awareness
                                    about the importance of fish screens for juvenile salmonid survival. The lower Yakima
                                    River is a critical migration corridor for coho, spring and fall chinook, and federally
                                    listed steelhead. It also provides valuable spawning habitat for fall chinook. Under
                                    SRFB Project 07-1899R, the Benton Conservation District identified approximately 60
                                    irrigation diversions in the lower Yakima River, many of which are not compliant.
                                    Installing new fish screens and replacing older non-compliant fish screens will reduce
                                    juvenile entrapment and mortality. The fish screening program installed 10 screens in
                                    2008 (its first year). This grant funded installation of new screens for landowners who
                                    were placed on the waiting list in 2008.

                                    Progress: The Benton Conservation District, with funding from RCO, cost-shared on
                                    the installation of 8 National Marine Fisheries Service compliant screens on the lower
                                    Yakima River. The screens were installed in the Fall of 2010.
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                                    08-2001 Large Wood Replenishment                                                       #52
                                    Sponsor: Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group
                                    Total Cost: $131,725       SRFB Cost: $110,025         Cost-share:            $21,700
                                    Year Began: 2008                              Status: Active
                                    Location: Yakima Basin
                                    County: Yakima and Kittitas    Stream: Various tributaries in the Yakima Basin
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group will use this grant to place
                                    large woody debris in high-priority areas in the Yakima basin. This will create more
                                    pools, better spawning areas, cooler water, better connection to the floodplain and
                                    increased mixing of surface water and groundwater. The wood used in this project will
                                    be harvested from adjacent forests, providing the additional benefit of decreasing fire
                                    potential and making riverside trees less susceptible to insect damage. Project sites
                                    are on land managed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources,
                                    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service.

                                    Progress: Project partners thinned four acres of forest along Taneum Creek in the fall
                                    of 2009, and moved 75 trees into the creek to enhance fish habitat, sediment storage,
                                    and floodplain function. This was the first cooperative large wood replenishment project
                                    of its type implemented on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Environmental
                                    analysis is underway to treat additional acres in 2011 and 2012.




                                    08-1965 Wapato Reach Assessment                                                        #51
                                    Sponsor: WDFW
                                    Total Cost: $167,805          SRFB Cost: $142,630              Cost-share:    $25,175
                                    Year Began: 2008                              Status: Active
                                    Location: Left bank Mainstem Yakima from Union Gap to the Satus Creek confluence .
                                    County: Yakima               Stream: Yakima River
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Yakama Nation will use this grant
                                    to identify opportunities to protect and restore habitat along the Yakima River in the
                                    Wapato Reach. Restoration opportunities may include removing dikes and foreign
                                    material that limit floodplain function, enhancing side channels and restoring
                                    streamside plants. The project will also assess priorities for habitat protection via
                                    acquisitions, conservation easements and cooperative agreements. A local technical
                                    advisory group will review and prioritize all restoration actions identified in this
                                    assessment.

                                    Progress: Sponsorship of the assessment changed from WDFW to the Yakama
                                    Nation. The workgroup is developing a detailed work plan for the 2011 field season.
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                                    08-1952 Manastash Creek Diversion Consolidation                                         #50
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas County Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $2,221,800       SRFB Cost: $599,408                Cost-share: $1,622,392
                                    Year Began: 2008                               Status: Active
                                    Location: Manastash Road, Ellensburg, WA
                                    County: Kittitas             Stream: Manastash Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The Kittitas County Conservation District will use this grant to build a pipeline to
                                    consolidate four diversions on Manasatsh Creek into one. The pipeline will eliminate
                                    the need to build fish screens and fish passage facilities at the Hatfield Ditch, Reed
                                    Ditch and Anderson diversions. The 1.6-mile pipeline will convey water from an
                                    enlarged Manastash Water Ditch Association diversion to the Hatfield, Reed and
                                    Anderson delivery ditches. The diversion structures and headgates at Hatfield, Reed
                                    and Anderson then will be removed. The pipeline is part of the Manastash Creek
                                    Restoration Project, which has been addressing several unscreened surface water
                                    diversions and fish passage barriers on the creek. The Kittitas County Conservation
                                    District will contribute $1,622,392 from federal, state and other grants.

                                    Progress: This project includes the construction of the consolidated pipeline, an 8,000
                                    linear foot system that will deliver irrigation water to the Hatfield, Reed and Anderson
                                    ditches. Sixty percent designs are complete for the first 1,000 feet of the pipeline.
                                    Right-of-way acquisition issues are being resolved for the remainder of the pipeline
                                    route. Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2011.




                                    08-1949 Coleman Creek Irrigation Redesign                                               #49
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas County Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $130,300         SRFB Cost: $110,755                Cost-share:    $19,545
                                    Year Began: 2008                               Status: Completed
                                    Location: N. Ferguson Rd., Ellensburg, WA
                                    County: Kittitas               Stream: Coleman Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The Kittitas County Conservation District will use this grant to design solutions for five
                                    fish passage barriers on Coleman Creek. Coleman Creek currently passes under the
                                    Ellensburg Water Company Canal in a small pipe. EWC diverts their water upstream at
                                    a full channel spanning structure that blocks fish passage and does not have a fish
                                    screen. Three other diversions also block fish passage. The project will produce bid
                                    ready designs and specifications for a siphon to fully separate the Ellensburg Water
                                    Company Canal from Coleman Creek and for a passable structure and fish screen for
                                    the water company diversion. The project also will study options for providing water to
                                    the lower diversions that eliminate the need for fish screens.

                                    Progress: Designs are complete. Sponsor is working to secure funding for construction.
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                                    08-1948 Upper Wapato Reach Restoration                                                   #48
                                    Sponsor: Yakima County Public Service
                                    Total Cost: $123,000       SRFB Cost: $100,000                   Cost-share:    $23,000
                                    Year Began: 2008                                Status: Active
                                    Location: WDFW's Sunnyside Wildlife Area just upstream of the Donald/Wapato Bridge
                                    County: Yakima             Stream: Yakima River
                                    Species Benefited: Steelhead, Chinook, coho
                                    The project will restore a section of floodplain on the Upper Wapato Reach of the
                                    Yakima River. The County will remove existing waste concrete armor and abandoned
                                    levee systems to improve the area available for flood storage and function and allow
                                    the development of side channel habitats on lands already managed for conservation
                                    purposes. The project will also revegetate areas with native species that are currently
                                    dominated by invasives to improve upland habitats, reduce the source areas for
                                    invasive plants in this reach, and revegetate a bank that is eroding at a high rate due to
                                    lack of vegetation.

                                    Progress: The County installed 400 plants along the eroding bank in the upper end last
                                    March. The waste concrete was removed from the WDFW lands in Mid-Feb using
                                    county crews and equipment. The County will remove the remainder of the armor from
                                    the island in the river, knock down the various bits and pieces of levee on the WDFW
                                    land over the summer (pending permits) and do a fall planting at both locations. They
                                    will then monitor and maintain plantings through the next year and re-enter for planting
                                    in 2012 (in cooperation with another nearby planting project by WDFW).




                                    08-1947 Swauk & Iron Creek Restoration Design                                            #47
                                    Sponsor: Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group
                                    Total Cost:   $84,562      SRFB Cost: $71,862          Cost-share:              $12,700
                                    Year Began: 2008                                Status: Active
                                    Location: The first mile of Iron Creek above its mouth, and RM 17.3 to 18.8 of Swauk Cr
                                    County: Kittitas                 Stream: Swauk and Iron Creeks
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, steelhead
                                    The Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group will use this grant to
                                    identify and design restoration alternatives for a 1.5-mile reach of Swauk Creek and a
                                    1-mile reach of Iron Creek. Swauk Creek and its tributaries provide spawning and
                                    rearing habitat for steelhead and Chinook salmon. The alternatives will be designed to
                                    enhance groundwater storage, increase in-stream habitat complexity, and improve the
                                    condition of riparian habitat within the constraints of the existing road and highway
                                    system.

                                    Progress: The design phase of this project was completed in March, 2011, with the
                                    final drafts of feasibility reports from Interfluve, Inc. The reports identify options for
                                    improving fish habitat and passage, enhancing wetland conditions, and increasing
                                    water retention, which would improve downstream baseflows. Implementation of one
                                    restoration alternative, large wood replenishment, is being funded through SRFB
                                    project 08-2001, and may begin in the fall of 2011. Additional restoration alternatives
                                    are larger in scope, and depend on coordination with future changes to Highway 97.
                                    The feasibility reports will be shared with WA State Department of Transportation.
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                                    08-1939 Jack Creek Restoration Design                                                     #46
                                    Sponsor: Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group
                                    Total Cost:   $68,770      SRFB Cost: $58,320          Cost-share:               $10,450
                                    Year Began: 2008                                Status: Active
                                    Location: Teanaway Road, Ellensburg, WA
                                    County: Kittitas             Stream: Jack Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, steelhead
                                    The Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group will use this grant to design
                                    a restoration project for about 2 miles of Jack Creek, a tributary to the North Fork
                                    Teanaway River. The U.S. Forest Service and the Kittitas County Conservation District
                                    are working on several projects in the immediate area. This creates an opportunity to
                                    design a comprehensive stream restoration project. The creek has been degraded by
                                    grazing, logging, and road and railroad construction. The restoration project will focus
                                    on restoring the stream banks and channel and reconnecting it with its floodplain.

                                    Progress: The design phase of this project was completed in March, 2011, with the
                                    final draft of a feasibility report from Interfluve, Inc. The report identifies options for
                                    increasing shade, decreasing sediment input from streambanks, and enhancing
                                    channel and floodplain complexity. Project implementation has been partially funded
                                    through a 2010 SRFB grant, and will begin in late summer, 2011.




                                    08-1476 Wade Road Farm                                                                    #45
                                    Sponsor: Cascade Land Conservancy
                                    Total Cost: $119,000      SRFB Cost: $100,000                    Cost-share:     $19,000
                                    Year Began: 2008                                Status: Active
                                    Location: Wade Rd, Thorp, WA
                                    County: Kittitas            Stream: Yakima River
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, steelhead
                                    The sponsor proposed securing a conservation easement for approximately 1/2 - 3/4 of
                                    a mile of high quality riparian land along the mainstem Yakima River. The owners of
                                    Wade Road Farm (42 acres organic farmland and 13 acres riparian forest) expressed
                                    interest in ensuring long term protection of their property.

                                    Progress: Negotiations with the landowner were unsuccessful. The sponsor is working
                                    with a new landowner to purchase an adjacent parcel with equal or greater habitat
                                    value.
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                                    07-1899 Lower Yakima River Restoration                                                  #44
                                    Sponsor: Benton Conservation District
                                    Total Cost:   $67,800       SRFB Cost:         $54,676          Cost-share:    $13,124
                                    Year Began: 2007                               Status: Completed
                                    Location: Lower Yakima Basin, within boundaries of Benton County
                                    County: Benton               Stream: Yakima River
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This restoration proposal uses information from the Lower Yakima River Assessment,
                                    07-1566N to identify and implement 10 small diversion screening projects and 5
                                    riparian enhancement projects. The Benton Conservation District (BCD) inventoried
                                    irrigation diversions along the lower Yakima River in 2008 and determined there are
                                    approximately 70 private intakes on the Yakima River. Many of these intakes have
                                    outdated or non-existent fish screens. BCD installed a total of 10 new fish friendly
                                    screens for property owners along the lower Yakima River in August of 2009. The new
                                    fish screens ranged in size from 65 gpm to 1,000 gpm and replaced older or non-
                                    existent screens that were out of compliance with Washington State Department of
                                    Fish and Wildlife and National Marine Fisheries Service. The new screens will allow
                                    irrigators to draw water from the river efficiently while not harming juvenile fish.

                                    Progress: This project was completed in 2009 with additional support from the BCD's
                                    Riparian Buffer and Fencing Project (CSF 07-9). The Lower Yakima Fish Screening
                                    Project (09-1527) continues the screening work started by this project.




                                    07-1566 Lower Yakima River Assessment                                                   #37
                                    Sponsor: Benton Conservation District
                                    Total Cost:   $65,050       SRFB Cost:         $36,427          Cost-share:    $28,623
                                    Year Began: 2007                               Status: Active
                                    Location: Lower Yakima Basin, within boundaries of Benton County
                                    County: Benton               Stream: Yakima River
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The purpose of the project was to complete a comprehensive inventory of the riparian
                                    restoration, fish screening, and aquatic habitat needs of the lower Yakima River basin.
                                    The Benton Conservation District (BCD) convened a Lower Yakima River Technical
                                    Advisory Group (LYRTAG) to assess habitat factors in the lower Yakima and compile a
                                    comprehensive inventory of restoration opportunities . The LYRTAG will prioritize
                                    potential projects based on technical, financial and political feasibility and anticipated
                                    benefit to salmon and people. The BCD collected extensive temperature data in order
                                    to develop thermal profiles of the river from Prosser to its confluence with the Columbia
                                    River. Several cooler water influents were identified during the summer floats. These
                                    areas will be investigated as potential locations for future habitat restoration projects
                                    that may provide thermal refugia for migratory fish.

                                    Progress: A synthesis report will be completed by early 2011.
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                                    07-1551 Taneum Creek Fish Passage                                                    #43
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas Conservation Trust
                                    Total Cost: $601,429          SRFB Cost: $201,429              Cost-share: $400,000
                                    Year Began: 2007                              Status: Active
                                    Location: Taneum Rd Thorp WA
                                    County: Kittitas           Stream: Taneum Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project replaced two ineffective and outdated fish passage structures in lower
                                    Taneum Creek with roughened channels that provide full upstream and downstream
                                    passage into 30 stream miles of tributary habitat. Co-managers have designated the
                                    Taneum Creek watershed as a high priority tributary to the Yakima River for recovery
                                    of salmon and steelhead. The Kittitas Conservation Trust (KCT) partnered with the
                                    Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), USFWS, Yakima Tributary Access & Habitat Program
                                    (YTAHP), WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), Bruton Water Users, Taneum Canal
                                    Co., and the Yakama Nation (YN) on a comprehensive analysis of fish passage
                                    alternatives for lower Taneum Creek.

                                    Progress: The Bruton Diversion Dam was removed in November 2009- replaced by a
                                    330 foot constructed channel that mimics natural stream conditions. Taneum Creek
                                    fish population monitoring by WDFW upstream of the former barrier reveals that habitat
                                    is now occupied by Chinook and coho. The Taneum Canal Co. diversion dam was
                                    removed in November 2010 and the TCC headworks infrastructure was modified and
                                    streamlined. The newly constructed fish passage channel allows all aquatic species to
                                    migrate upstream and downstream during all Taneum Creek flow scenarios.



                                    07-1517 Indian Creek and Jack Creek Culvert Replacement                              #42
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas County Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $744,040         SRFB Cost: $494,040               Cost-share: $250,000
                                    Year Began: 2007                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: Teanaway Rd, Ellensburg WA
                                    County: Kittitas             Stream: Indian and Jack Creeks
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The Indian Creek and Jack Creek Culvert Replacement project replaced two culverts
                                    that were full barriers to upstream fish migration on tributaries to the North Fork
                                    Teanaway River. This provides access to nearly 9 miles of habitat for steelhead, spring
                                    Chinook, coho, and bull trout. Both culverts were 72” in diameter with significant drops
                                    at the outfalls, no streambed material, and a slope of more than 1%. They were
                                    replaced with bottomless arch culvert that have a natural stream bed under the road.
                                    Both are consistent with WDFW fish passage criteria. Project partners include Kittitas
                                    County, US Forest Service, and the Kittitas Conservation Trust (KCT).

                                    Progress: Project is complete.
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                                    07-1567 North Fork Ahtanum Gauging Station Fish Passage                               #41
                                    Sponsor: North Yakima Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $180,554       SRFB Cost: $152,471                Cost-share:    $28,083
                                    Year Began: 2007                                 Status: Completed
                                    Location: North Fork Rd Yakima WA
                                    County: Yakima               Stream: NF Ahtanum Creek
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, coho, steelhead
                                    The NYCD proposed to remove the old USGS gauging station weir and concrete apron
                                    to allow for fish passage upstream and maintain flow monitoring capabilities. This
                                    project is a high priority for bull trout in Ahtanum Creek and also improves access for
                                    steelhead. The Ahtanum Irrigation District, Wapato Irrigation Project, and the Yakama
                                    Nation all rely on flow measurements made at the site. YTAHP and their technical
                                    working group are assisting with further developing engineering designs. YTAHP’s
                                    WDFW permitting coordinator will complete necessary permitting. Cost-share is being
                                    provided by YTAHP (BPA) and the USFWS.

                                    Progress: Project is complete.




                                    07-1572 North Yakima County Fish Screening                                            #40
                                    Sponsor: North Yakima Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $138,294       SRFB Cost: $88,294                 Cost-share:    $50,000
                                    Year Began: 2007                                 Status: Completed
                                    Location: Cowiche Mill Rd Yakima WA
                                    County: Yakima               Stream: Cowiche Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook,coho,steelhead
                                    The Yakima Tributary Access and Habitat Program (YTAHP) and North Yakima
                                    Conservation District (NYCD) propose to install a fish screen and meter on one of the
                                    remaining unscreened gravity diversions on Cowiche Creek (river mile 12.1).
                                    Screening of this gravity diversion will reduce entrainment of fish into the irrigation
                                    system. A head gate and grade control structure will be engineered and installed as
                                    needed. NYCD is also actively working with Cowychee Ditch irrigators to consolidate
                                    diversions and improve system efficiency.

                                    Progress: The sponsor installed the screen, meter, and new headgate and grade
                                    control structure in 2010. Additional planting is scheduled for early 2011. The
                                    irrigation efficiency project will be funded through other sources.
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                                    07-1578 Big Creek Property Protection                                                 #39
                                    Sponsor: Cascade Land Conservancy
                                    Total Cost: $420,000      SRFB Cost: $355,000                Cost-share:     $65,000
                                    Year Began: 2007                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: Nelson Siding Rd Ellensburg WA
                                    County: Kittitas              Stream: Big Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project proposed aquiring a half-mile segment of Big Creek, a relatively pristine
                                    tributary of the Upper Yakima River. The SRFB grant was intended to purchase the
                                    200 ft. stream corridor (approximately 25 acres of the 142.75 acre parcel); other funds
                                    were secured to protect the high quality upland spotted owl habitat on the remainder of
                                    the parcel. The property abuts the Wenatchee National Forest on one side, and
                                    proposed development on the other. Steelhead are the priority beneficiary of this
                                    project, although it also benefits Chinook and coho.

                                    Progress: The parcel was purchased at well under the estimated price. The entire
                                    transaction was funded by a combination of Federal Section 6 Grant funds,a WWRP
                                    grant, and a landowner donation. The sponsor successfully negotiated the purchase of
                                    an additional 40 acre riparian parcel adjacent to the original lot with the remaining
                                    SRFB funds.




                                    07-1598 Cowiche Creek Protection and Restoration                                      #38
                                    Sponsor: Cowiche Canyon Conservancy
                                    Total Cost: $477,200      SRFB Cost: $277,140                Cost-share: $200,060
                                    Year Began: 2007                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: Cowiche Canyon Rd Yakima WA
                                    County: Yakima             Stream: Cowiche Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project proposed to acquire and restore four parcels comprising about 23 acres of
                                    floodplain along Cowiche Creek. Two have water rights. The goal is to eliminate
                                    future development threats that would further degrade riparian and floodplain habitats.
                                    Restoration actions include dike removal, riparian planting, septic tank removal, and
                                    instream flow enhancements (12 acre feet to be placed in trust). These properties are
                                    part of a new trail system that is a vital link in the proposed William O'Douglas Trail,
                                    which will run from downtown Yakima to Mt. Rainier.

                                    Progress: Through partnering with the City of Yakima, the sponsor was able to
                                    purchase an additional 4.8 acre parcel of land contiguous to the original four. The
                                    project was completed in 2010.
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                                    07-1519 Reecer Creek Floodplain Restoration Project                                    #36
                                    Sponsor: Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group
                                    Total Cost: $894,477       SRFB Cost: $405,971         Cost-share: $488,506
                                    Year Began: 2007                              Status: Active
                                    Location: Dolarway Rd Ellensburg WA
                                    County: Kittitas             Stream: Reecer Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The objectives of this project are to improve the floodplain of Reecer Creek near its
                                    confluence with the Yakima River. The project will: 1) relocate 3,700 ft of
                                    diked/channelized creek onto its recontoured floodplain; 2) create a new channel 6,000
                                    ft long with meanders and side channels; 3) revegtate the floodplain with appropriate
                                    riparian and floodplain vegetation. The project will create and improve habitat for
                                    resident and salmonid fish, including Chinook, coho, and steelhead.

                                    Progress: Construction on the Reecer Creek Floodplain Restoration project began in
                                    October of 2010. The Suver levee, which had constrained 4,000 feet of Ellensburg’s
                                    Reecer Creek for nearly a century, was removed. A setback levee was constructed on
                                    the eastern edge of the city-owned property. Reecer Creek now has access to 58
                                    acres of floodplain habitat, and the floodplain was very active during flooding in
                                    January, 2011. Construction work will continue throughout the summer of 2011, with
                                    floodplain revegetation scheduled for the fall.




                                    06-2200 Schneider Habitat Project Cowiche Creek                                        #35
                                    Sponsor: North Yakima Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $173,000       SRFB Cost: $112,701                 Cost-share:    $60,299
                                    Year Began: 2006                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: 910 Weikel Rd Yakima WA
                                    County: Yakima              Stream: Cowiche Creek
                                    Species Benefited: coho, steelhead
                                    The North Yakima Conservation District worked with a landowner on Cowiche Creek to
                                    restore 1300 feet of stream. New fences exclude livestock from the riparian area.
                                    Rootwads and log vanes were installed to improve and stabilize sloughing
                                    streambanks, promote establishment of vegetation, reduce sedimentation, form pools,
                                    and increase habitat diversity and structure. Native vegetation was planted to provide
                                    future woody debris, shade the creek, and improve the riparian structure. This project
                                    is a partnership with the Yakima Tributary Access & Habitat Program (YTAHP). It
                                    adjoins, and was completed in conjunction with CSF 06-5, the Green/Wilkinson Habitat
                                    Project.

                                    Progress: The project is complete, with ongoing maintenance occurring as needed.
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                                    06-2193 Naches River Floodplain Acquisition                                             #34
                                    Sponsor: Yakima County Flood Control Zone District
                                    Total Cost: $166,175       SRFB Cost: $141,175                 Cost-share:     $25,000
                                    Year Began: 2006                               Status: Completed
                                    Location: North of 16 Ave Exit, Yakima WA
                                    County: Yakima                 Stream: Lower Naches
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project proposed acquiring three properties totaling 60 acres along the lower
                                    Naches River. The goal is to protect valuable floodplain and river channel habitat. The
                                    proposed aquisitions adjoin other lands owned by the County, the Department of
                                    Transportation, and the City of Yakima, and will make it possible to proceed with
                                    planned projects to restore fish habitat and reduce flood hazards across all these
                                    properties. Project partners include Yakima Countywide Flood Control Zone District,
                                    the City of Yakima & WA Department of Transportation.

                                    Progress: The County acquired the two larger properties, but did not acquire the 7 acre
                                    parcel. The county is in the final stages of negotiation with WSDOT for transfer of
                                    adjacent parcels totaling over 126 acres to the Flood Control Zone District. These
                                    parcels were acquired by WSDOT as mitigation and will be managed, along with the
                                    parcels aquired using this grant, for fish and wildlife habitat, flood hazard reduction and
                                    public access.




                                    06-2160 Currier Creek – EWC Siphon & Screen                                             #33
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas County Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $574,224         SRFB Cost: $155,050               Cost-share: $419,174
                                    Year Began: 2006                               Status: Completed
                                    Location: Reecer Creek Rd Ellensburg WA
                                    County: Kittitas             Stream: Currier Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project installed a siphon that passes the main canal of the Ellensburg Water
                                    Company underneath Currier Creek and added a fish screen to an irrigation diversion
                                    on Currier Creek. The project: 1) removed a 120 year old fish passage barrier on the
                                    creek; 2) prevents fish from entering the canal; 3) restored the creek channel and
                                    riparian vegetation along Currier Creek; 4) added a fish screen and flow meter to the
                                    creek diversion; 5) prevents canal sediment from entering the creek; and 6) allows for
                                    the safe herbicide treatment of the canal. Project partners include the Ellensburg
                                    Water Company, Kittitas County Water Purveyors, Pat Monk, SCWRC&D, the Yakama
                                    Nation, and the KCT.

                                    Progress: The siphon, fish screen and fish ladder werre completed in early 2008. The
                                    riparian planting along Currier Creek was established in 2008 and maintained in 2009
                                    through YTAHP. The siphon leaked, allowing an uncontrolled connection between the
                                    Ellensburg Water Company Canal and Currier Creek. In the fall of 2008 and winter of
                                    2009, the siphon was excavated again and concrete bands were poured over each of
                                    the joints of the siphon. The siphon was determined to be sealed and the project is
                                    now complete.
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                                    06-2156 Cherry Creek Barrier Removal & Screening                                        #32
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas County Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $461,900         SRFB Cost: $316,900                Cost-share: $145,000
                                    Year Began: 2006                               Status: Active
                                    Location: No 6 Rd Ellensburg WA
                                    County: Kittitas             Stream: Cherry Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This restoration project will add fish screens to four surface water diversions and
                                    remove two fish passage barriers to allow access to 1.98 miles of rearing habitat for
                                    anadromous fish. This project is the first step toward the larger goal of restoring
                                    access and improving habitat conditions in the Cherry Creek watershed. Project
                                    partners include YTAHP (BPA), Department of Ecology, WDFW, NOAA Fisheries, US
                                    Fish and Wildlife Service, and a Washington Conservation Corps Crew.

                                    Progress: In 2008, the YTAHP technical work group process determined that the
                                    conceptual engineering and designs were not constructible. The Moe Road bridge
                                    over Cherry Creek is undersized and created hydraulic problems that interfered with
                                    the conceptual designs. It was decided that the designs from a similar project on
                                    Coleman Creek would be appropriate. Construction should be substantially complete
                                    by April 15, 2011. Any work that extends beyond that date will be funded by the
                                    YTAHP.




                                    06-2143 Upper Yakima Protection – Hundley                                               #31
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas Conservation Trust
                                    Total Cost: $400,000          SRFB Cost: $300,000               Cost-share: $100,000
                                    Year Began: 2006                               Status: Completed
                                    Location: Hundley Rd Cle Elum WA
                                    County: Kittitas             Stream: Yakima River
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The Hundley property is 431 contiguous acres of riparian forests, ponds, wetlands and
                                    shorelines that is bisected by the mainstem Yakima River for 1.3 river miles. There are
                                    also two tributary streams that flow through the property and into the Yakima River.
                                    The principals of the Hundley Family Limited Partnership, granted a conservation
                                    easement on their property on November 24 after five years of discussions and
                                    negotiations with the Kittitas Conservation Trust, Washington State Department of Fish
                                    and Wildlife, and the Yakama Nation. The Hundley reach of the Yakima River is
                                    premier spawning habitat for Spring Chinook salmon with some of the highest densities
                                    of redds in the upper Yakima River. The property is also crucial for protecting terrestrial
                                    wildlife migration routes that include crossings of the Yakima River within north-south
                                    corridors. Landscape scale habitat connectivity is vital for ecosystem health and natural
                                    biodiversity for species like cougar, deer and elk.

                                    Progress: Purchase of the conservation easment was successful in late 2010.
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                                    06-2141 Cle Elum River Instream Habitat                                                 #30
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas Conservation Trust
                                    Total Cost: $381,820          SRFB Cost: $243,820              Cost-share: $138,000
                                    Year Began: 2006                               Status: Completed
                                    Location: Morel Rd Ronald WA
                                    County: Kittitas            Stream: Cle Elum River
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project funded the design and installation of engineered log jams in the lower Cle
                                    Elum River. The construction of Cle Elum Dam in 1933 and the ensuing flow
                                    regulation significantly reduced the extent and complexity of salmon rearing habitat in
                                    the lower Cle Elum River. Several meanders were cut off, and side channels were
                                    subject to extreme variations in flow, reducing vital off-channel rearing habitat. These
                                    strategically placed log jams reactivate side channels and meanders. Project costs
                                    were reduced because Suncadia Resorts donated whole trees with rootwads.

                                    Progress: The project was completed in November 2009 when two large engineered
                                    log jams were constructed about one mile downstream of the Cle Elum Dam. This
                                    restored perennial flow into the 1.8 mile Domerie side channel. The project provided
                                    important lower velocity habitats for juvenile Chinook and steelhead when summer
                                    irrigation deliveries result in unnaturally high flows in the Cle Elum River. The project
                                    also reduces risks of stranding when mainstem flow drops later in the irrigation
                                    season. Post construction monitoring demonstrates increased use of the side channel
                                    habitat (new redds and more found carcasses) as well as reduced water temperatures.




                                    05-1573 Currier Creek Passage & Riparian Restoration                                    #29
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas Conservation Trust
                                    Total Cost: $512,688          SRFB Cost: $371,688              Cost-share: $141,000
                                    Year Began: 2005                               Status: Incomplete
                                    Location: University Way Ellensburg WA
                                    County: Kittitas              Stream: Currier Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project proposed to remove two fish passage barriers from Currier and Reecer
                                    Creeks, tributaries of the Yakima River located just west of Ellensburg. Removing the
                                    Pott and Pautzke diversion barriers opens up 1.7 miles of rearing habitat for steelhead,
                                    spring Chinook, and coho. A conservation easement was proposed to protect a
                                    riparian corridor of 75 feet along both banks for a total of 9.7 acres, which will provide
                                    the opportunity for floodplain restoration. Instream flows will be improved with water
                                    that is saved by piping irrigation water to agricultural fields previously supplied by open
                                    ditches. Project partners include the Kittitas County Conservation District, American
                                    Rivers, the Yakama Nation & the Yakima Tributary Access & Habitat Program.

                                    Progress: This project was closed out in February 2011. Passage into Currier Creek
                                    from the Yakima River was facilitated by the removal of seven barriers. The habitat
                                    restoration portion of this project will be accomplished in 2011-2012 under a newly
                                    authorized SRFB Project, 10-1841.
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                                    04-1680 Holmes Floodplain Property Protection                                       #25
                                    Sponsor: Yakama Nation
                                    Total Cost: $145,346          SRFB Cost: $123,000           Cost-share:    $22,346
                                    Year Began: 2004                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: Ellensburg WA
                                    County: Kittitas              Stream: Yakima River side channel
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project funded acquisition of the 37 acre Holmes property, which includes a 2,400-
                                    foot side channel of the Yakima River. This side channel provides excellent rearing
                                    habitat for juvenile salmon and steelhead, and has been heavily used for spawning by
                                    coho salmon (over 50 redds were found here in 2006). This and other side channels to
                                    the upper Yakima provide key habitat for juvenile salmonids during periods when high
                                    flows associated with irrigation deliveries to the lower basin make much of the
                                    mainstem Yakima less hospitable for juvenile salmonids. Project partners included the
                                    Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group, and Bonneville Power Administration.

                                    Progress: The property has been purchased, and riparian restoration efforts are
                                    ongoing with support from the Community Salmon Fund and Ellensburg-area
                                    volunteers. The property is also being used for educational programs, and the ponds
                                    are being used by the Yakama Nation as release sites for hatchery coho.




                                    04-1676 YTAHP Wilson Creek Riparian Restoration                                     #23
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas County Conservation District
                                    Total Cost:     $36,920      SRFB Cost: $28,400             Cost-share:      $8,520
                                    Year Began: 2004                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: Ellensburg WA
                                    County: Kittitas              Stream: Wilson Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The SRFB, BPA, Yakama Nation, Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD), and
                                    WDFW have invested heavily in fish passage on the lower 8+ miles of Wilson Creek.
                                    Native woody riparian vegetation is found on less than 10% of the lower 8-miles of
                                    Wilson Creek. Now that passage has been restored to this reach, riparian
                                    improvements are a priority. This project revegetated 2,300 feet of Wilson Creek near
                                    the City of Ellensburg Waste Water Treatment Plant that were previously dominated by
                                    reed canary grass. The shrubs and trees will provide shading, leaf litter, and future
                                    woody debris to the stream. This is a cooperative effort between the KCCD, the City of
                                    Ellensburg, the Yakama Nation, and the US Bureau of Reclamation.

                                    Progress: This project was completed June 30, 2009. This project was designed as an
                                    educational project for landowners and natural resource managers. It serves as an
                                    example to local agricultural producers that, with the Kittitas County Conservation
                                    District's help, they can rehabilitate the riparian areas on their lands.
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                                    04-1675 YTAHP Lower Reecer Creek Fish Passage                                         #22
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas County Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $358,026         SRFB Cost: $269,060              Cost-share:    $88,966
                                    Year Began: 2004                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: Rhinehart River Front Park Ellensburg WA
                                    County: Kittitas              Stream: Reecer Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This restoration project proposed to remove two gravity-fed diversion structures and
                                    screen two unscreened diversions in order to prevent fish entrainment and allow
                                    access to 2+ miles of habitat. The lower end of this and other Ellensburg-area
                                    tributaries can provide key habitat for juvenile salmonids during periods when high
                                    flows associated with irrigation deliveries to the lower basin make much of the
                                    mainstem Yakima less hospitable for juvenile salmonids. Project partners included the
                                    Washington Conservation Commission, YTAHP (funded by BPA), the Yakama Nation
                                    & the City of Ellensburg.

                                    Progress: The upper diversion (at Dolarway) was converted to a pump station and the
                                    barrier removed in June 2009. Six thousand linear feet of pipe were installed to deliver
                                    the water from the pump station to the irrigators. There was some delay in removing
                                    the lower diversion as the water right holder initially requested screening and passage
                                    assistance but subsequently sold the water right. The lower diversion was removed in
                                    October 2010 by the City of Ellensburg (a project partner). Coho redds were located in
                                    the reach between the two diversions in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010.




                                    02-1656 Dry/Cabin Creek Fish Passage & Screening                                      #20
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas County Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $221,245         SRFB Cost: $164,051              Cost-share:    $57,194
                                    Year Began: 2002                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: Hwy 10 Ellensburg WA
                                    County: Kittitas             Stream: Dry/Cabin Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This restoration project replaced two unscreened ditches on Dry and Cabin Creeks
                                    (just West of Ellensburg) with a screened pump diversion. A small dam at one of the
                                    original diversion sites was removed, and increased irrigation efficiencies associated
                                    with changing from flood to circle pivot irrigation for 75 acres of pasture allowed for
                                    increased stream flows while improving agricultural production (irrigation demand went
                                    from 8 and 14 cfs before to less than 2 cfs after the project). A portion of the riparian
                                    area was planted with native trees and shrubs. The project opened access to 1.2 miles
                                    of rearing habitat for juvenile spring Chinook and rainbow trout. Project partners
                                    include YTAHP, USDA NRCS, and the Washington Conservation Commission, and
                                    funding by BPA.

                                    Progress: Project is complete and functioning as designed.
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                                    02-1617 Lower Naches Critical Habitat Protection                                    #19
                                    Sponsor: Yakama Nation
                                    Total Cost: $115,107          SRFB Cost: $114,593           Cost-share:       $514
                                    Year Began: 2002                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: North of Naches WA
                                    County: Yakima               Stream: Naches River
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project acquired 62 acres in two parcels to protect off-channel rearing habitat
                                    along a priority reach of the Naches River. This reach is a critical rearing area for
                                    juvenile steelhead, Chinook, coho, and bull trout. One of the properties abuts an
                                    additional 111 acres of protected land. The attendant floodplain is relatively
                                    unconfined, and groundwater upwelling is significant. This project protects key areas
                                    from development, and provides habitat strongholds for the future. Project partners
                                    included the Bonneville Power Administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Yakima
                                    County Planning Department, and the WDFW.

                                    Progress: The two properties have been acquired and are now in a protected status.




                                    02-1614 Snow Mountain Ranch Acquisition & Barrier Removal                           #18
                                    Sponsor: Cowiche Canyon Conservancy
                                    Total Cost: $790,000      SRFB Cost: $670,000               Cost-share: $120,000
                                    Year Began: 2002                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: Cowiche Mill Rd Yakima WA
                                    County: Yakima                Stream: SF Cowiche Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project was part of a larger effort to protect open space and fish and wildlife
                                    habitat on the entire 1,800 acre Snow Mountain Ranch. SRFB funding was used to
                                    acquire the 312 acres of bottomland and riparian areas along the South Fork of
                                    Cowiche Creek. BPA wildlife mitigation funding was used to purchase the upland sage
                                    steppe areas. Irrigation rights from the ranch's hayfields were placed in trust to
                                    increase instream flows. An old irrigation dam was removed, opening access to the
                                    upper Cowiche Basin to steelhead and coho. The project funded riparian plantings
                                    along a re-activated side channel and replacement of a defunct access bridge. Project
                                    partners included the WDFW, YTAHP (funded through the Bonneville Power
                                    Administration), and the Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group.

                                    Progress: Acquisition and restoration project is complete; some restoration work in
                                    both upland and riparian areas is ongoing using other funding sources and volunteer
                                    labor.
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                                    02-1612 Riparian Enhancement Team Phase 2                                             #17
                                    Sponsor: Yakima County Corrections
                                    Total Cost: $488,492       SRFB Cost: $159,141                Cost-share: $329,351
                                    Year Began: 2002                                 Status: Completed
                                    Location: Riparian sites throughout Yakima County
                                    County: Yakima                 Stream: Yakima & Naches Rivers
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The Yakima County Department of Corrections provided tools, transportation, and
                                    labor for riparian restoration work in Yakima County. Inmate crews provided
                                    dependable, low cost, year-round labor to establish and maintain riparian plantings.
                                    Projects were located on the Yakima and Naches Rivers, and Cowiche, Wide Hollow,
                                    Wenas, Ahtanum Creeks. The grant continued work that began under SRFB project
                                    #00-1714. Project partners include C & H Hardware, Ben Meadows, Tree Top Inc., the
                                    NYCD greenhouse, County Surface Water Management staff and the Yakama Nation.

                                    Progress: This project provided work at 27 sites. Crews planted more than 20,000
                                    trees; subsequent survival rates have been excellent.




                                    02-1527 Diversion 14 Fish Screen – Ahtanum Creek                                      #16
                                    Sponsor: North Yakima Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $267,424       SRFB Cost: $218,900                Cost-share:    $48,524
                                    Year Began: 2002                                 Status: Completed
                                    Location: Rutherford Rd Yakima WA
                                    County: Yakima               Stream: Ahtanum Creek
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, coho, steelhead
                                    This project replaced one of the last unscreened gravity diversion remaining on
                                    Ahtanum Creek with a newly engineered fish screen and diversion. This prevents fish
                                    from entering – and potentially dying in – the canal. Ahtanum Creek supports
                                    steelhead, bull trout, and coho salmon. The diversion is part of the Ahtanum Irrigation
                                    District, 11 miles upstream from the confluence with the Yakima River at Union Gap
                                    and three miles downstream of the Wapato Irrigation Project’s screened diversion.
                                    This project complements the ongoing efforts to remove barriers, increase summer
                                    streamflows, and improve riparian conditions along Ahtanum Creek. Project partners
                                    include YTAHP (funded through the Bonneville Power Administration) and Ahtanum
                                    Irrigation District.

                                    Progress: The project is complete. This project also established a three-acre riparian
                                    buffer zone between the creek and the screen.
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                                    02-1494 Coleman Creek Fish Access                                                      #15
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas County Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $133,338         SRFB Cost: $101,774              Cost-share:     $31,564
                                    Year Began: 2002                               Status: Completed
                                    Location: No. 6 Rd Ellensburg WA
                                    County: Kittitas              Stream: Coleman Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    Coleman Creek is a tributary to Wilson Creek just east of Ellensburg. The project site
                                    is ~3.3 miles upstream from the Yakima River on river mile 0.6 of Coleman Creek. The
                                    diversion structure was the first of many that blocked access to miles of habitat in
                                    Coleman Creek. Major tasks included the installation of a fish screen and passage
                                    structures, removal of a perched culvert that blocked fish passage, and installation of
                                    control structures that separate the creek and canal and a 60’ bridge. Three hundred
                                    and fifty trees and shrubs were planted, along with numerous willow and cottonwood
                                    cuttings. The streambed and banks were reshaped and protected with erosion control
                                    fabric. Large woody debris and rock structures were installed to improve channel
                                    complexity. Project partners include YTAHP, the Washington Conservation
                                    Commission and the WDFW.

                                    Progress: This project is complete and functioning as designed. The next barrier at
                                    river mile 1.6 was subsequently removed, and YTAHP electrofishing surveys in 2010
                                    confirmed the presence of juvenile Chinook in the lower 2 miles of Coleman Creek.




                                    01-1269 Naches River Water Treatment Plant Screen                                      #14
                                    Sponsor: City of Yakima
                                    Total Cost: $1,834,357         SRFB Cost: $300,000            Cost-share: $1,534,357
                                    Year Began: 2001                               Status: Completed
                                    Location: 6 miles W of Yakima on Hwy 12
                                    County: Yakima                Stream: Naches River
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The City of Yakima water treatment plant draws water from the Naches River near
                                    Gleed. The original diversion facilities for the treatment plant were constructed in the
                                    late 1960’s and did not meet current fish screen criteria. This project funded part of the
                                    costs of installing a modern fish screening system. This provided immediate protection
                                    to fish that may have traveled through or been harmed by the previous screen system.
                                    In addition, instream flow was enhanced, general water quality was improved, and the
                                    impact to fish from the previous maintenance requirements was eliminated. Project
                                    partners included BPA, Yakima County, WDFW, PacifiCorp, and Northwest Hydraulic
                                    Consultants.

                                    Progress: Project completed as proposed.
SRFB Funded Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                        Printed 5/13/2011


                                    01-1256 Cowiche Creek Barrier Removal                                                 #13
                                    Sponsor: North Yakima Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $108,000       SRFB Cost: $81,000                Cost-share:     $27,000
                                    Year Began: 2001                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: Cowiche Mill Rd Yakima WA
                                    County: Yakima                Stream: Cowiche Creek & SF Cowiche Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project proposed to remove two fish passage barriers on Cowiche Creek. The
                                    upper diversion was removed in 2006. Grade control structures were engineered and
                                    installed to maintain the diversion in a manner that allows for full fish passage. This
                                    allows anadromous fish essentially unimpeded access into the upper South Fork
                                    Cowiche watershed for the first time in approximately a century. Project partners
                                    included the WDFW, and YTAHP.

                                    Progress: The upper diversion has been removed. The lower diversion will be
                                    removed using different funding when the complementary project, Cowiche Creek
                                    Water User Association Barrier Removal and Trust Water Project is complete and
                                    provides an alternate water supply for the irrigators.




                                    01-1254 Lmuma Restoration                                                             #12
                                    Sponsor: Northwest Service Academy
                                    Total Cost:   $59,124       SRFB Cost:        $31,903        Cost-share:     $27,221
                                    Year Began: 2001                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: Eaton Ranch Ellensburg WA
                                    County: Kittitas             Stream: Lmuma Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project focused on Lmuma Creek just above its confluence with the Yakima River
                                    in the canyon between Selah and Ellensburg. A barbed wire fence was built to exclude
                                    cattle from two miles of Lmuma Creek, and a temporary electric fence was installed
                                    along one mile of the Yakima River. Noxious weeds were removed, riparian areas
                                    were planted with native vegetation, and rootwads were placed in strategic locations in
                                    the stream. Lmuma Creek provides some of the best opportunities for off-channel
                                    rearing habitat in the Yakima River Canyon, and this project is leading to significant
                                    improvements in the stream conditions. Project partners included the WDFW, the Mid-
                                    Columbia RFEG, and the landowner.

                                    Progress: Project is complete.
SRFB Funded Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                         Printed 5/13/2011


                                    01-1238 Ahtanum Creek Fish Screens                                                     #11
                                    Sponsor: North Yakima Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $179,270       SRFB Cost: $129,270                 Cost-share:    $50,000
                                    Year Began: 2001                                 Status: Completed
                                    Location: Ahtanum Rd, Yakima, WA
                                    County: Yakima              Stream: Ahtanum Creek
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, coho, steelhead
                                    This restoration project installed fish screens on eight previously unscreened irrigation
                                    diversions on upper Ahtanum Creek and established over 1200 feet of side channel
                                    habitat. These uppermost diversions posed the greatest threat to anadromous and
                                    resident fish in the creek. This project allowed fish to safely access approximately ten
                                    miles of upper Ahtanum Creek habitat, which supports steelhead and bull trout, and
                                    potentially, coho salmon. This project complements the ongoing efforts to remove
                                    barriers, increase summer streamflows, and improve riparian conditions along
                                    Ahtanum Creek. Project partners included the WDFW, Yakima Screen Shop, and the
                                    Ahtanum Irrigation District.

                                    Progress: This project is complete.




                                    00-1714 Yakima Corrections Riparian Enhancement Team                                   #10
                                    Sponsor: Yakima Valley Restitution Center
                                    Total Cost: $443,930         SRFB Cost: $139,509               Cost-share: $304,421
                                    Year Began: 2000                                 Status: Completed
                                    Location: Parks & Restoration Sites in Yakima WA
                                    County: Yakima                Stream: Yakima and Naches Rivers
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, coho, Chinook, steelhead
                                    This project provided a supervised crew of offenders to implement streamside
                                    restoration at a variety of private and publicly owned sites in Yakima County.
                                    Successful riparian restoration requires labor to suppress weeds that would otherwise
                                    out-compete desirable native plants. Diverse native plants were sown and maintained
                                    for three years. Each site was revisited once per month throughout the growing
                                    season to prevent the re-introduction of exotic, highly-competitive, weedy species.

                                    Progress: Planting was done at over a dozen sites, with 7800+ trees and 2500+
                                    bushes planted with a high survival rate. GPS location was used to identify each site.
                                    The sites were maintained, (watering, weeding, mulching and protective fencing), to
                                    give each site its maximum potential for success.
SRFB Funded Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                        Printed 5/13/2011


                                    00-1713 Floodplain Mining Study                                                        #9
                                    Sponsor: Yakima County
                                    Total Cost: $283,185          SRFB Cost:       $40,020        Cost-share: $243,165
                                    Year Began: 2000                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: Within Yakima River Floodplain
                                    County: Yakima                Stream: Yakima River
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The Yakima River has one of the most heavily mined floodplains in the state.
                                    Floodplain gravel mining affects hydrology, geomorphology, hyporheic zone function,
                                    water temperature, floodplain and river ecology, and likeliness of successful
                                    reclamation. Evaluating proposals for new floodplain mines in an area with
                                    endangered fish species requires understanding the impacts of floodplain mining.
                                    Project participants reviewed existing literature on floodplain mining and conducted
                                    research into the effects of gravel pits on river temperature, geomorphology, sediment
                                    transport, and fish assemblages. The study was a cooperative effort between Yakima
                                    County, the Department of Ecology, WDFW, Department of Natural Resources, and
                                    the Yakama Nation.

                                    Progress: The study is complete and contains analysis of the existing gravel pits in the
                                    basin and recommendations for the future management of existing gravel pits and for
                                    siting of new gravel mining operations. Photo: East Selah, mining activity in 1947
                                    (Washington Department of Transportation photo).




                                    00-1711 Buchanan Ranch Restoration Project                                             #8
                                    Sponsor: North Yakima Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $278,317       SRFB Cost: $215,065                Cost-share:    $63,252
                                    Year Began: 2000                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: Buchanan Rd Selah WA
                                    County: Yakima              Stream: Wenas Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project restored instream and riparian habitat along a 2+ mile stretch of lower
                                    Wenas Creek, the first part of which is the confluence with the Yakima River. The
                                    associated floodplain (100 acres) had been drained by downcutting and channel
                                    instability. Riparian and instream function was restored through revegetation efforts
                                    and two fish passage barriers were corrected and removed. Because the stream was
                                    no longer accessible to livestock, the fencing bordering the stream was removed, along
                                    with over 100 cubic yards of other debris. In addition, forty acres of water was trusted
                                    for instream flow through the Bureau of Reclamation.

                                    Progress: The riparian restoration plan has been fully implemented.
SRFB Funded Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                       Printed 5/13/2011



                                    00-1710 Yakima & Naches Tributaries Rootwad                                           #7
                                    Sponsor: WDFW
                                    Total Cost: $125,509          SRFB Cost:      $32,112        Cost-share:    $93,397
                                    Year Began: 2000                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: Multiple sites within Yakima County
                                    County: Yakima                   Stream: Cowiche Creek and Naches River
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project identified six sites on the Yakima River, Wide Hollow Creek, Cowiche
                                    Creek, Buckskin Slough, the Naches River, and an unnamed tributary of the Naches
                                    River that needed rootwad replacement. Large woody debris (LWD) was placed in
                                    order to create habitat complexity for rearing fish. Rootwads were received from
                                    Washington DOT, Yakima County, and a private source. The funding for this project
                                    was used for transportation and placement of the rootwads.

                                    Progress: This project is now complete.




                                    00-1703 Sprayfield Riparian Enhancement                                               #6
                                    Sponsor: Tree Top Inc
                                    Total Cost: $133,800          SRFB Cost:      $92,300        Cost-share:    $41,500
                                    Year Began: 2000                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: Harrison Rd., Selah WA
                                    County: Yakima                Stream: Yakima River
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    Tree Top’s fruit processing operations in Selah require maintaining fields where treated
                                    water used in fruit processing is sprayed. These fields are located along 8,500 feet of
                                    the Yakima River, and include one of the basin’s main heron rookeries. The river
                                    banks were unstable and poorly vegetated. As part of this project, livestock were
                                    removed from the site, 3 J-hooks were constructed to redirect river energy away from
                                    the bank, earth embankments were removed, riverbanks were sloped back, and
                                    riparian vegetation was planted. This project reduced soil erosion, stabilized river
                                    banks, increased shading of the river, provided a buffer of native vegetation between
                                    the spray field and the river, and allowed flood flows to spread more evenly over the
                                    property.

                                    Progress: This project was completed in 2003 except for ongoing maintenance of the
                                    tree plantings. Both planted and native riparian vegetation are growing well. The bank
                                    stabilization work has successfully survived normal high flows and should be able to
                                    withstand a major flood without significant damage. Permanent fencing has been
                                    installed by the landowner in order to prevent cattle access.
SRFB Funded Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                          Printed 5/13/2011



                                    00-1015 West Valley Community Park                                                        #5
                                    Sponsor: Yakima County Parks & Rec
                                    Total Cost:   $31,205      SRFB Cost:           $22,098         Cost-share:      $9,107
                                    Year Began: 2000                               Status: Completed
                                    Location: 80th Ave Yakima WA
                                    County: Yakima              Stream: Wide Hollow
                                    Species Benefited: coho, steelhead
                                    This restoration project improved degraded habitat on ¾ of a mile of Wide Hollow
                                    Creek in West Valley Community Park, just west of the city of Yakima. Before the
                                    project, the site had a ten to twenty foot homogenous riparian strip of pacific giant
                                    willow and a non-functional floodplain. The project involved extensive riparian
                                    plantings, removal of a dike, and construction of an overflow channel. Restoration
                                    activities provided stream shading, litter fall, bank and soil stability, future LWD, off
                                    channel habitat, cool water recharge, and an outdoor classroom for students and the
                                    community.

                                    Progress: This project is complete and created a 1/8-mile side channel, and also
                                    provided for revegetation of the streamside. Over seventy yards of dike was also
                                    removed. The revegetation is robust and doing well.




                                    00-1004 Union Gap Reach Acquisition                                                       #4
                                    Sponsor: Yakima Greenway Foundation
                                    Total Cost:   $68,290     SRFB Cost:            $58,047         Cost-share:    $10,243
                                    Year Began: 2000                               Status: Completed
                                    Location: Union Gap WA
                                    County: Yakima                  Stream: Yakima River
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    Loss of floodplain habitat since the 19th century has been a major factor limiting
                                    survival of juvenile fish in the Yakima River. This acquisition project purchased 40
                                    acres of high quality, riparian and floodplain habitat and associated water rights on a
                                    key reach of the Yakima River. This purchase extended an existing 100 acre
                                    acquisition that adjoined to the south; creating the 140 acre Jim Whiteside Natural
                                    Area. The reach contains extensive floodplain habitat and critical rearing and over-
                                    wintering sites for juvenile salmon and steelhead.

                                    Progress: The acquisition is complete and the property has been incorporated into the
                                    Yakima Greenway. The Yakima River has braided across all 140 acres, changing
                                    course during each high water event.
SRFB Funded Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                         Printed 5/13/2011



                                    00-1003 Reestablish Access to Lower Wilson Creek                                        #3
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas County Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $287,622         SRFB Cost: $108,266              Cost-share: $179,356
                                    Year Began: 2000                               Status: Completed
                                    Location: Thrall Rd Ellensburg WA
                                    County: Kittitas               Stream: Lower Wilson Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project is located on Wilson Creek, just south of the town of Ellensburg. Two
                                    irrigation diversion structures and four unscreened irrigation diversion points were
                                    consolidated and screened to prevent fish entrainment. This increased accessible
                                    spawning and rearing habitat in Wilson Creek by five miles, and provides valuable
                                    rearing habitat for juvenile salmonids moving in from the mainstem Yakima River. The
                                    riparian zone in the project area was previously dominated by weedy species. The
                                    project included installing fencing and plating riparian vegetation. Matching project
                                    funds were provided by the Department of Ecology Irrigation Efficiencies Program and
                                    the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.

                                    Progress: This project was initiated by the Yakama Nation (YN) which transferred the
                                    contract to the KCCD in 2002. Increased irrigation efficiency resulted in 4.03 cfs of
                                    saved irrigation water, which has been trusted for 10 years. Remaining funds were
                                    used to install a livestock bridge. The Eatons continue to work with the KCCD on
                                    additional habitat improvement projects.




                                    99-1752 Taylor Ditch Assessment & Restoration                                           #2
                                    Sponsor: Yakama Nation
                                    Total Cost:  $42,252           SRFB Cost:      $35,571        Cost-share:      $6,681
                                    Year Began: 1999                               Status: Completed
                                    Location: Golf Course Loop Rd Selah WA
                                    County: Yakima               Stream: Taylor Ditch
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    Taylor Ditch runs approximately five miles from its diversion out of the Yakima River
                                    above Selah to where it returns to Selah Creek and the Yakima River just below
                                    Selah. Fish are screened out of the ditch at the top end. This project explored the
                                    possibility of removing the fish screen, screening individual diversions out of the ditch,
                                    and maintaining the ditch so that it can be used by fish as a side channel to the Yakima
                                    River. As part of this project, Yakama Nation staff monitored water quality, established
                                    contact with landowners, discussed habitat issues and identified existing habitat
                                    limitations and opportunities for restoration.

                                    Progress: Project completed as planned.
SRFB Funded Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                     Printed 5/13/2011



                                    99-1712 Stormwater Management Plan                                                  #1
                                    Sponsor: City of Selah
                                    Total Cost:    $98,000       SRFB Cost:       $95,000      Cost-share:     $3,000
                                    Year Began: 1999                              Status: Completed
                                    Location: City of Selah WA
                                    County: Yakima                Stream: Selah Ditch
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project funded a planning effort by the City of Selah that focused on improving
                                    water quality in Selah Ditch, developing a long-term plan to improve/maintain water
                                    quality as development occurs in the watershed, developing design criteria for future
                                    expansion of the storm water collection system, identifying best management practices
                                    for improving water quality, and amending development regulations to include policies
                                    consistent with water quality goals.

                                    Progress: The management plan was completed, and has undergone some revisions
                                    based on changing DOE standards.
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                       Incomplete Projects
The following are projects for which SRFB dollars were awarded, but which were not completed.
The unspent funds were returned to the SRFB at the close of the 5 year funding period.
SRFB Funded Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                        Printed 5/13/2011


                                    04-1672 NF Teanaway River Floodplain Phase 1                                          #21
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas Conservation Trust
                                    Total Cost: $460,000          SRFB Cost: $380,000             Cost-share:    $80,000
                                    Year Began: 2004                              Status: Incomplete
                                    Location: Teanaway Rd Cle Elum WA
                                    County: Kittitas            Stream: NF Teanaway River
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project is Phase I of an ongoing effort to secure a conservation easement along
                                    the floodplain of the North Fork Teanaway River. It provides funds for the purchase of
                                    a conservation easement that would protect the southernmost 96 acres of the riparian
                                    area. The entire site includes 5.83 miles of the North Fork Teanaway and 354 acres of
                                    floodplain, riparian forest, and meadow habitat. This area is part of a 45,000 acre tract
                                    of forestland sold by Boise-Cascade to a new owner who plans to subdivide the
                                    property. The riparian area habitat values are threatened by the proposed
                                    development. Partners include BPA and the WDFW.

                                    Progress: The sponsor was unable to reach an agreement with the landowner, and the
                                    project was not completed. Funds were returned to the SRFB.




                                    04-1679 Upper Yakima River Easton Reach                                               #24
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas Conservation Trust
                                    Total Cost: $176,400          SRFB Cost: $123,400             Cost-share:    $53,000
                                    Year Began: 2004                              Status: Incomplete
                                    Location: Main Stem Yakima RM 187
                                    County: Kittitas            Stream: Yakima River
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This acquisition includes a 23.49 acre parcel in the Easton Reach of the upper Yakima
                                    River. The mature riparian forest is in a naturally functioning floodplain that supports
                                    high priority habitat along .40 miles of stream bank. This project protects habitat in a
                                    gateway reach where ~50% of the Yakima Basin spring Chinook migrate into the
                                    Upper Yakima River System.

                                    Progress: The landowner died during negotiations, and the sponosor was unable to
                                    reach an agreement with the heirs. Funds were returned to the SRFB.
SRFB Funded Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                        Printed 5/13/2011


                                    04-1691 SF Cowiche Creek Protection                                                   #26
                                    Sponsor: WDFW
                                    Total Cost: $173,985          SRFB Cost: $146,985             Cost-share:    $27,000
                                    Year Began: 2004                              Status: Incomplete
                                    Location: Cowiche Mill Rd Yakima WA
                                    County: Yakima                Stream: Cowiche Creek
                                    Species Benefited: coho, steelhead
                                    This grant will fund acquisition of an easement that protects four miles of stream and
                                    riparian habitat, the stream's channel migration zones, and floodplain functions along
                                    the South Fork of Cowiche Creek and Reynolds Creeks. The area provides valuable
                                    spawning and rearing habitat for steelhead. Utilization of this habitat is expected to
                                    increase significantly now that all significant fish passage barriers in lower Cowiche
                                    Creek have been removed.

                                    Progress: The sponsor was unable to reach an agreement with the landowner, and the
                                    grant contract expired. Funds were returned to the SRFB.




                                    05-1571 Easton Reach Habitat Protection Phase 2                                       #27
                                    Sponsor: Yakama Nation
                                    Total Cost: $835,485          SRFB Cost: $528,985             Cost-share: $306,500
                                    Year Began: 2005                              Status: Incomplete
                                    Location: River Shadows Rd Easton WA
                                    County: Kittitas            Stream: Yakima River
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project intended to acquire and protect 163.57 acres of pristine floodplain habitat
                                    near the town of Easton. The property contains over two miles of braided stream
                                    habitat, multiple spring brooks, and two tributary confluences, the largest logjam on the
                                    Yakima River, a complex and mature riparian community, and a highly dynamic
                                    channel migration zone. The property provides high quality spawning and rearing
                                    habitat for Chinook, steelhead, and coho, and bull trout use it for rearing and foraging.
                                    Recent redd and carcass distribution surveys revealed that the property boasts the
                                    highest density of spring Chinook redds in the upper Yakima River. The adjoining area
                                    is under intense development pressure and the property is a desirable site for
                                    subdivision and residential construction. Project partners include Trust for Public Land,
                                    WDFW, Kittitas Conservation Trust, Cascade Land Conservancy, and Kittitas County.

                                    Progress: The project proponents were not able to reach a workable agreement with
                                    the landowner. Funds were returned to the SRFB.
SRFB Funded Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                       Printed 5/13/2011


                                    05-1572 NF Teanaway Floodplain Phase II                                              #28
                                    Sponsor: Kittitas Conservation Trust
                                    Total Cost: $544,740          SRFB Cost: $461,740            Cost-share:      $83,000
                                    Year Began: 2005                              Status: Incomplete
                                    Location: N Fork Teanaway Rd Cle Elum WA
                                    County: Kittitas            Stream: NF Teanaway River
                                    Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    This project is Phase II of an ongoing effort to secure a conservation easement along
                                    the floodplain of the North Fork Teanaway River in northern Kittitas County. The entire
                                    project site includes 5.83 miles of the North Fork Teanaway and 354 acres of
                                    floodplain, riparian forest, and meadow habitat. This naturally flowing mountain stream
                                    supports all life stages of bull trout, steelhead, spring Chinook, and coho salmon. This
                                    Phase II grant includes funding for an easement on the middle two miles and 100 acres
                                    of floodplain habitat between Dickey Creek and Jack Creek. It continues to the north
                                    of Phase I (SRFB project 04-1672).

                                    Progress: The sponsor was unable to reach an agreement with the landowner, and the
                                    acquisition was unsuccessful. Funds were returned to the SRFB.




                                    09-1577 CCWUA Barrier Removal and Trust Water Project                                #54
                                    Sponsor: North Yakima Conservation District
                                    Total Cost: $486,393       SRFB Cost: $413,133               Cost-share:      $73,260
                                    Year Began: 2009                              Status: Delayed
                                    Location: Pioneer Rd, Cowiche, WA
                                    County: Yakima               Stream: Cowiche Creek
                                    Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                    The Cowiche Creek Water Users Association Barrier Removal and Trust Water Project
                                    will remove two existing diverions from Cowiche Creek. This will leave up to 7 cfs of
                                    additional water instream and eliminate the risk of fish entering the ditches. A new
                                    pressurized irrigation pipeline will provide the irrigators with water delivered by the
                                    Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District (YTID) from the Tieton River. The water historically
                                    diverted from Cowiche Creek will remain permanently protected to the mouth of the
                                    creek as an in-stream flow under the State of Washington’s Trust Water Program. Two
                                    monitoring stations will be constructed in Cowiche Creek to measure streamflows and
                                    insure that trusted water from the project is permanently protected.

                                    Progress: Project was delayed. Negotiations with project partners continue.
                                                                                           Printed 5/13/11




        Community Salmon Fund Projects




The Community Salmon Fund is a partnership between the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
and the SRFB. It funds smaller projects that emphasize community involvement in fish habitat
restoration projects. In 2005-09, 12 projects from the basin were funded for a total of $417,702.
These projects are outlined in the following pages.
Community Salmon Fund Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                              Printed 5/4/2011


                                   CSF10-15 Community Harvesting of Water Stargrass in Yakima River II                  #C15
                                   Sponsor: Benton Conservation District
                                   Total Cost:   $66,540       SRFB Cost:         $39,140        Cost-share:    $27,400
                                   Year Began: 2010                              Status: Approved
                                   Location: Benton City, WA
                                   County: Benton                  Stream: Yakima Mainstem
                                   Species Benefited: Chinook
                                   Benton Conservation District (BCD) is requesting grant funding to continue a citizen’s
                                   based program, “Studying Water stargrass Invasion and Mitigation (SWIM).” BCD led a
                                   concentrated effort to remove almost 100 tons of water stargrass and restore 65,340
                                   square feet of salmon spawning gravel habitat in the Yakima River. BCD now requests
                                   support to conduct maintenance of the original restoration site, extend habitat
                                   restoration into an additional 120,000 square feet and teach students about salmon
                                   habitat restoration through “Salmon in the Classroom” program.

                                   Progress: In contracting phase.




                                   CSF10-14 Bull Trout Task Force                                                       #C14
                                   Sponsor: Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group
                                   Total Cost:   $80,009      SRFB Cost: $46,089          Cost-share:           $33,920
                                   Year Began: 2010                              Status: Approved
                                   Location: Upper Yakima Basin
                                   County: Kittitas and Yakima Stream: Upper Yakima and Naches and tribs
                                   Species Benefited: bull trout
                                   The Yakima Basin Bull Trout Task Force (BTTF) directly addresses conservation
                                   needs for bull trout, one of two ESA-listed fish species in the Yakima basin. The
                                   primary duties of the BTTF will be to remove recreation dams blocking bull trout from
                                   accessing upstream spawning areas, to educate the public via sign posting,
                                   presentations and creel surveys, and to help with bull trout population monitoring.
                                   Through intensive contact with the public on the importance of bull trout recovery, and
                                   by working in conjunction with local outdoor recreation groups, we aim to provide
                                   community members with the tools to become stewards of the habitat on which these
                                   fish depend. The BTTF will be comprised of two Student Conservation Association
                                   (SCA) volunteers who will be involved in a variety of bull trout recovery tasks from May-
                                   Oct of 2011. Two Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crews will also be available
                                   to work in conjunction with theSCA volunteers. The WCC crew will provide a labor
                                   force of 7 additional people for recreation dam removal, evaluating fish passage and
                                   posting signs. Members of the Yakima Fly Fishing and Kittitas Field and Stream clubs
                                   have also volunteered to join the BTTF in public outreach efforts.

                                   Progress: In contracting phase.
Community Salmon Fund Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                               Printed 5/4/2011


                                   CSF10-13 A Path to Restoration: Planting & Education Along Trails                     #C13
                                   Sponsor: Mid Columbia Region Fisheries Enhancement Group
                                   Total Cost:   $92,960      SRFB Cost: $44,750          Cost-share:            $48,210
                                   Year Began: 2010                               Status: Approved
                                   Location: Ellensburg, WA
                                   County: Kittitas               Stream: Reecer Creek
                                   Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                   The Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group will maintain a new 24 acre
                                   floodplain long Reecer Creek and plant native grasses in 28 acres of the upland area.
                                   This project will provide a multi-faceted approach to community involvement by utilizing
                                   volunteers in planting, providing public information on educational kiosks, and inviting
                                   local K-12 schools and Central Washington University to participate in stewardship
                                   events and field trips. Project partners include the South Central Washington
                                   Resource Conservation & Development Council, Kittitas Environmental Education
                                   Network, Cascade Land Conservancy, and Central Washington University.

                                   Progress: In contracting phase.




                                   CSF09-12 Salmon in our Backyards: Urban Stream Stewardship                            #C12
                                   Sponsor: Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group
                                   Total Cost:   $41,820      SRFB Cost: $27,860          Cost-share:            $13,960
                                   Year Began: 2009                               Status: Active
                                   Location: Multiple sites in the Yakima Basin
                                   County: Yakima, Kittitas         Stream: Multiple tributaries in the Yakima Basin
                                   Species Benefited: bull trout, Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                   The “Salmon in our Backyards” program was inspired by the successful Creating
                                   Urban Riparian Buffers (CURB) program in Walla Walla County, and will be
                                   coordinated with similar efforts by the Benton County Conservation District. The project
                                   will: 1) Provide 2000 streamside landowners with a “Salmon-Friendly Practices”
                                   brochure with information on riparian buffer establishment, low-water landscaping, and
                                   water quality protection, 2) Work with at least three landowners to install urban riparian
                                   buffers (4500 sq feet riparian function restored), 3) Engage 500 elementary-aged
                                   students, their teachers, and their parents in salmon recovery efforts through the
                                   adoption of a recovery site along the Yakima or Naches River (5000 sq feet riparian
                                   function restored), and 4) Maintain previously-installed riparian plantings along the
                                   Yakima River, Lmuma Creek, and Naches River.

                                   Progress: The Salmon in our Backyards project generated three riparian planting
                                   templates for streamside landowners, installed two demonstration backyard buffers,
                                   and created an educational brochure for the Yakima basin. Nearly 500 students were
                                   engaged in stewardship and learning activities. Video footage of salmon in the Upper
                                   Yakima basin was posted on the Mid-Columbia Fisheries website. The project sparked
                                   immediate interest in riparian landowners, and two backyard buffers are already
                                   planned for 2011
Community Salmon Fund Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                              Printed 5/4/2011


                                   CSF09-11 Cowiche Creek Restoration                                                   #C11
                                   Sponsor: Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group
                                   Total Cost:   $97,854      SRFB Cost: $65,214          Cost-share:           $32,640
                                   Year Began: 2009                              Status: Completed
                                   Location: Cowiche Canyon, Yakima, WA
                                   County: Yakima              Stream: Cowiche Creek
                                   Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                   This project removed 1,400 feet of dike, controlled invasive weeds, planted more than
                                   six acres of floodplain, and removed rip rap, concrete, and large appliances. The
                                   project was a partnership between the Mid Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group,
                                   the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, US
                                   Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Yakima Conservation District. Community
                                   volunteers and school children participated in restoration activities on the site. This
                                   reach of Cowiche Creek supports spawning and rearing of coho and steelhead.

                                   Progress: 160 feet of old railroad berm and an additional 350 feet of small berms, rip-
                                   rap, and debris were removed. The bank was resloped to allow the creek to access its
                                   floodplain. Funding from other sources supported the removal of an old house and
                                   associated outbuildings, and extensive revegetation in the riparian area.




                                   CSF09-10 Community Harvesting of Water Stargrass in Yakima River                     #C10
                                   Sponsor: Benton Conservation District
                                   Total Cost:   $44,236       SRFB Cost:         $16,412        Cost-share:    $27,824
                                   Year Began: 2009                              Status: Completed
                                   Location: Mulitple sites
                                   County: Benton                 Stream: Yakima River
                                   Species Benefited: Chinook
                                   The Benton Conservation District (BCD) requested grant funding for a citizen’s based
                                   program, “Studying Water stargrass Invasion and Mitigation (SWIM)”. “SWIM” will help
                                   citizens of Benton County become active participants in water stargrass removal and
                                   monitoring. Through “SWIM”, the BCD will reach out to the citizens of Benton County
                                   to: a) promote community awareness of the impacts water stargrass has on migrating
                                   salmon and salmon habitat, b) organize participation in water stargrass harvesting
                                   work-parties and c) organize community monitoring projects. Water stargrass removal
                                   will focus on locations that will benefit our local salmon populations (e.g. spawning
                                   habitats, side channels, etc.). This project builds upon previous research conducted
                                   with funding provided by the Community Salmon Fund (CSF06-4) that found that hand
                                   pulling was a simple and viable method for water stargrass removal.

                                   Progress: Volunteers and staff cleared water stargass off of 1.5 acres of the Yakima
                                   riverbed during the summer of 2010. Over 30 volunteers donated over 500 hours of
                                   time to harvest the water stargrass. Staff and volunteers monitored the project site to
                                   document fish use by adult salmon spawners in October and November 2010. Staff
                                   and volunteers observed three redds within the project site in October 2010.
Community Salmon Fund Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                   Printed 5/4/2011


                                   CSF07-9 Riparian Buffer and Fencing Project                                               #C09
                                   Sponsor: Benton Conservation District
                                   Total Cost:   $85,236       SRFB Cost:           $56,824         Cost-share:      $28,412
                                   Year Began: 2009                                 Status: Completed
                                   Location: Multiple sites
                                   County: Benton                   Stream: Yakima River
                                   Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                   The Benton Conservation District (BCD) is initiating a citizen awareness program -
                                   “People Helping Improve Salmon Habitat (PHISH)” to educate private landowners
                                   about riparian stewardship. The project will create awareness of riparian buffers and
                                   the benefits of livestock fencing and develop landowner partnerships for restoration
                                   projects. The BCD plans to work with private landowners to re-vegetate 2,000 linear
                                   feet of riparian habitat and install livestock fences on 4 properties. It is anticipated that
                                   this program will inspire other landowners to pursue similar projects. Tangible benefits
                                   of the restoration projects include improved habitat diversity and water quality, erosion
                                   control, potential recruitment of large-woody debris, and increased floodplain
                                   functionality.

                                   Progress: The Benton Conservation District installed 1,654 linear feet of riparian
                                   habitat along the lower Yakima River in Benton County in 2010. The District worked
                                   with 5 landowners to develop the riparian planting plans. In addition, 7,900 linear feet
                                   of fencing was also installed to exclude cattle from the Yakima River. The project is
                                   now complete.




                                   CSF07-8 Yakima Basin Riparian Restoration                                                 #C08
                                   Sponsor: Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group
                                   Total Cost:   $75,062      SRFB Cost: $49,980          Cost-share:                $25,082
                                   Year Began: 2007                                 Status: Completed
                                   Location: Multiple sites
                                   County: Benton, Yakima, an Stream: Yakima River, Coleman Creek, Cowiche Creek,
                                   Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                   The Yakima Basin Restoration Program completed plantings at seven priority sites in
                                   the Yakima Basin, identified additional sites for future planting, and built support for the
                                   USDA CREP program with the hope that CREP's success protecting riparian areas in
                                   other agricultural regions could be duplicated in the Yakima Basin. This project had
                                   several partners, including over 120 community volunteers and two school groups.
                                   Native tree, shrub, and grass species were planted along the mainstem Yakima River
                                   (near Easton and near Richland), Middle Fork Teanaway River, Swauk Creek,
                                   Coleman Creek, Lmuma Creek, Naches River, and Cowiche Creek. The restored
                                   riparian areas will provide shade, sediment retention, and wildlife habitat along the
                                   streams and rivers.

                                   Progress: Mid-Columbia Fisheries worked with partner organizations and volunteers to
                                   restore riparian plant communities at nine sites in the Yakima Basin. In 2008, the
                                   Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) brought the Conservation Reserve
                                   Enhancement Program (CREP) to Kittitas County. Mid-Columbia Fisheries is working
                                   with the KCCD to implement CREP projects along Yakima River tributaries.
Community Salmon Fund Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                                Printed 5/4/2011


                                   CSF07-7 Naches River Off-Channel Habitat Restoration Project                           #C07
                                   Sponsor: Mid-Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group
                                   Total Cost:   $45,030      SRFB Cost: $30,000          Cost-share:             $15,030
                                   Year Began: 2007                               Status: Completed
                                   Location: Naches
                                   County: Yakima                  Stream: Naches River
                                   Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                   This project was originally intended to aid in the restoration of Spring Creek, a tributary
                                   to Wide Hollow Creek near its confluence with the Yakima River. Funds were
                                   transferred to a project on the Naches River.

                                   Progress: Despite agreement from the landowner and all local regulatory agencies, the
                                   permitting burden became prohibitive. NFWF supported the transfer of the grant funds
                                   to a project with similar goals. The new project - the Naches River Off-Channel Habitat
                                   Restoration project – is located on the Naches River downstream of the town of
                                   Naches. It created rearing habitat along a new 900 foot long channel, using water from
                                   the lowest portion of an irrigation return ditch. The new channel includes large wood
                                   and was planted with native trees and shrubs in the fall of 2009. Coho spawning was
                                   observed in the new channel immediately after construction.




                                   CSF06-6 Holmes Property Salmon in the Classroom & Riparian Restoration #C06
                                   Sponsor: Kittitas Conservation Trust
                                   Total Cost:     $32,385       SRFB Cost:        $18,180         Cost-share:    $14,205
                                   Year Began: 2006                               Status: Completed
                                   Location: Ellensburg, WA
                                   County: Kittitas                Stream: Yakima River
                                   Species Benefited: Chinook, coho
                                   This grant supported riparian habitat restoration, instream habitat enhancement and
                                   educational events for local school kids. Washed and sized gravels were added to
                                   expand the quantity of salmon spawning habitat. The riparian zone and adjoining
                                   uplands on the Holmes property were revegetated with native plants. Tons of old metal
                                   debris were recycled. Fourth and fifth graders from the Ellensburg School District spent
                                   three days in 2008 and 2009 at the site for the outdoor portion of the “Salmon in the
                                   Classroom” program. They planted trees and released salmon fry they had raised in
                                   aquariums in their classrooms.This project continued work started under CSF Project
                                   05-2; the original purchase of the property was funded by SRFB Project 04-1680.

                                   Progress: The project was implemented in 2008, and coho salmon have spawned
                                   throughout the restored side-channel.
Community Salmon Fund Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                              Printed 5/4/2011


                                   CSF06-5 Green/Wilkinson Habitat Project on Cowiche Creek                             #C05
                                   Sponsor: North Yakima Conservation District
                                   Total Cost:    $45,910     SRFB Cost: $30,000                 Cost-share:    $15,910
                                   Year Began: 2006                              Status: Completed
                                   Location: Weikel Rd, Yakima, WA
                                   County: Yakima               Stream: Cowiche Creek
                                   Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                   The Green/Wilkinson Habitat Restoration Project on Cowiche Creek project restored
                                   approximately 700 feet of high priority salmonid instream habitat. Rootwads and log
                                   vanes were added in order to stabilize and repair severely sloughing streambanks,
                                   reduce sedimentation, form pools, and increase habitat diversity by improving instream
                                   structure. Streambanks were revegetated and fencing was installed to protect the
                                   riparian area and improve livestock management. The project is immediately adjacent
                                   to, and was completed in conjunction with, SRFB Project 06-2200.

                                   Progress: The project is complete, and site maintenance is ongoing.




                                   CSF06-4 Crowding Aquatic Plant Reduction Project                                     #C04
                                   Sponsor: Benton Conservation District
                                   Total Cost:   $40,500       SRFB Cost:         $21,820        Cost-share:    $18,680
                                   Year Began: 2006                              Status: Completed
                                   Location: Benton City, WA
                                   County: Benton                 Stream: Lower Yakima River
                                   Species Benefited: Chinook
                                   Water star-grass is a native plant that behaves like an invasive non-native, with serious
                                   detrimental impacts to the lower Yakima River ecosystem. Both WDFW and the
                                   Yakima Subbasin Plan report that this vegetation is smothering fall chinook spawning
                                   habitats in the lower 40 miles of the Yakima River. The Yakima River Eutrophication
                                   Study has documented water quality changes caused by the water star-grass. Plant
                                   biomass can be sufficient to reduce flow rate without a reduction in water volume, and
                                   alter dissolved oxygen, pH, and temperature. Large areas of the lower Yakima River
                                   experience water quality extremes that meet or exceed lethal thresholds for
                                   salmonids. The Crowding Aquatic Plant Reduction Project (CARP) conducted trials of
                                   mechanical methods to reduce water star-grass. These methods will be evaluated for
                                   practicality, treatment longevity, and improvements in salmon habitat. Benton
                                   Conservation District will disseminate information to the community and local agencies.

                                   Progress: Project is complete, and ongoing work to evaluate and control water
                                   stargrass is being funded with new grants.
Community Salmon Fund Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                             Printed 5/4/2011


                                   CSF05-3 Lyle and Lmuma Creek Restoration                                            #C03
                                   Sponsor: Kittitas County Conservation District
                                   Total Cost: $130,695         SRFB Cost: $45,000              Cost-share:    $85,695
                                   Year Began: 2005                              Status: Completed
                                   Location: Ellensburg and the Yakima Canyon
                                   County: Kittitas              Stream: Lyle and Lmuma Creeks
                                   Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                   Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) improved irrigation systems and
                                   revegetated riparian areas on Lmuma and Lyle Creeks in the Upper Yakima River
                                   watershed. At both project sites, unscreened irrigation diversions were eliminated to
                                   allow safe access for salmonids and other resident fish species. On Lmuma Creek, the
                                   only surface water diversion on the creek was eliminated by reconfiguring the irrigation
                                   system to withdraw all irrigation water from the Yakima River. The Lmuma Creek
                                   project included the installation of fencing to protect riparian vegetation and the
                                   establishment of more than 1,800 native trees, shrubs and grasses using both
                                   volunteer and contracted labor. The projects were featured in KCCD newsletters
                                   which are published quarterly with a circulation of 6,500; they were also featured in
                                   KCCD’s display, which appeared at the Kittitas County Fair (60,000 attendees) and
                                   grower meetings.

                                   Progress: The project is complete.




                                   CSF05-2 Holmes Property - Riparian & Side Channel Restoration                       #C02
                                   Sponsor: Yakama Nation - Yakima Klickitat Fisheries Program
                                   Total Cost:  $43,021       SRFB Cost: $22,900             Cost-share:       $20,121
                                   Year Began: 2005                              Status: Completed
                                   Location: Ellensburg WA
                                   County: Kittitas               Stream: Yakima River
                                   Species Benefited: Chinook, coho
                                   This project enhanced and restored a 3000 foot side channel of the Yakima River and
                                   adjacent floodplain by planting native vegetation, decommissioning and re-vegetating
                                   old farm roads, and involving the public in riparian restoration activities. Due to the
                                   unnaturally high summer irrigation delivery flows in this reach of the mainstem Yakima,
                                   side channels like this provide critical habitat for juvenile salmonids.

                                   Progress: Planned restoration activities on the Holmes property are complete.
Community Salmon Fund Projects in the Yakima Basin                                                              Printed 5/4/2011


                                   CSF05-1 Horn Rapids County Park Riparian Restoration                                 #C01
                                   Sponsor: Benton Conservation District
                                   Total Cost:   $73,174       SRFB Cost:        $22,100        Cost-share:     $51,074
                                   Year Began: 2005                              Status: Completed
                                   Location: Horn Rapids Park
                                   County: Benton                  Stream: Lower Yakima River
                                   Species Benefited: Chinook, coho, steelhead
                                   This project funded tree planting in 20,000 square feet of riparian area along the lower
                                   Yakima River. Prior to planting, the fields were cleared of invasive and noxious
                                   weeds. Following planting, fence tree guards were installed around 300 existing trees.
                                   Horn Rapids Park receives 9,000 visitors annually, who directly benefit from the
                                   interpretive signage included in this project.

                                   Progress: Project is complete
                                                                           Printed 5/13/11


Index

RESTORATION PROJECTS:

 #      Riparian & Instream Habitat Improvement:
65      10-1841 Currier Creek Restoration
63      10-1786 Jack Creek Channel & Floodplain Restoration
61      10-1765 Eschbach Park Levee Setback & Restoration
59      10-1753 LaSalle High School Riparian Enhancement
58      10-1595 Yakima Beaver Project
56      09-1612 Teanaway – 3M Ditch
55      09-1590 Matson Barrier Removal and Trust Water Project
54      09-1577 CCWUA Barrier Removal and Trust Water Project
52      08-2001 Large Wood Replenishment
50      08-1952 Manastash Creek Diversion Consolidation
48      08-1948 Upper Wapato Reach Restoration
44      07-1899 Lower Yakima River Restoration
38      07-1598 Cowiche Creek Protection and Restoration
36      07-1519 Reecer Creek Floodplain Restoration Project
35      06-2200 Schneider Habitat Project Cowiche Creek
30      06-2141 Cle Elum River Instream Habitat
23      04-1676 YTAHP Wilson Creek Riparian Restoration
17      02-1612 Riparian Enhancement Team Phase II
12      01-1254 Lmuma Restoration
10      00-1714 Yakima Corrections Riparian Enhancement Team
8       00-1711 Buchanan Ranch Restoration Project
7       00-1710 Yakima & Naches Tributaries Rootwad
6       00-1703 Sprayfield Riparian Enhancement
5       00-1015 West Valley Community Park
2       99-1752 Taylor Ditch Assessment & Restoration
C15     Bull Trout Task Force
C14     Community Harvesting of Water Stargrass in Yakima River
C13     A Path to Education: Planting and Education Along Trails
C12     Salmon in our Backyards: Promoting Urban Stream Stewardship
C11     Cowiche Creek Restoration
C10     Community Harvesting of Water Stargrass in Yakima River
C09     Riparian Buffer and Fencing Project
C08     Yakima Basin Riparian Restoration
C07     Naches River Off Channel Habitat Restoration Project
C06     Holmes Property – Salmon in the Classroom & Riparian Restoration
C05     Green, Wilkinson Habitat Project on Cowiche Creek
C04     Crowding Aquatic Plant Reduction Project
C03     Lyle and Lmuma Creek Restoration
C02     Holmes Property – Riparian & Side Channel Restoration
C01     Horn Rapids County Park Riparian Restoration

#       Fish Passage/ Barrier Removal:
66      10-1847 Teanaway – Red Bridge Road Project
64      10-1838 Manastash Creek Barrier Removal
41      07-1567 North Fork Ahtanum Gauging Station Fish Passage
43      07-1551 Taneum Creek Fish Passage
42      07-1517 Indian Creek and Jack Creek Culvert Replacement
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33   06-2160 Currier Creek – EWC Siphon & Screen
32   06-2156 Cherry Creek Barrier Removal & Screening
29   05-1573 Currier Creek Passage & Riparian Restoration
22   04-1675 YTAHP Lower Reecer Creek Fish Passage
18   02-1614 Snow Mountain Ranch Acquisition & Barrier Removal
15   02-1494 Coleman Creek Fish Access
13   01-1256 Cowiche Creek Barrier Removal
3    00-1003 Reestablish Access to Lower Wilson Creek

#    Fish Screening:
60   10-1764 Herke Fish Screening – Ahtanum Creek
53   09-1527 Lower Yakima River Fish Screening
44   07-1899 Lower Yakima River Restoration
40   07-1572 North Yakima County Fish Screening
33   06-2160 Currier Creek – EWC Siphon & Screen
32   06-2156 Cherry Creek Barrier Removal & Screening
22   04-1675 YTAHP Lower Reecer Creek Fish Passage
20   02-1656 Dry/Cabin Creek Fish Passage & Screening
16   02-1527 Diversion 14 Fish Screen - Ahtanum Creek
14   01-1269 Naches River Water Treatment Plant Screen
11   01-1238 Ahtanum Creek Fish Screens
3    00-1003 Reestablish Access to Lower Wilson Creek

#    ACQUISITION PROJECTS:

67   10-1909 Lower Cowiche Creek Riparian Easement
45   08-1476 Wade Road Farm
38   07-1598 Cowiche Creek Protection and Restoration
39   07-1578 Big Creek Property Protection
34   06-2193 Naches River Floodplain Acquisition
31   06-2143 Upper Yakima Protection - Hundley
28   05-1572 NF Teanaway Floodplain Phase II
27   05-1571 Easton Reach Habitat Protection Phase II
26   04-1691 Cowiche Creek Protection
25   04-1680 Holmes Floodplain Property Protection
24   04-1679 Upper Yakima River Easton Reach
21   04-1672 NF Teanaway River Floodplain Phase I
19   02-1617 Lower Naches Critical Habitat Protection
18   02-1614 Snow Mountain Ranch Acquisition & Barrier Removal
4    00-1004 Union Gap Reach Acquisition

#    PLANNING PROJECTS:

62   10-1785 Yakima River Delta Habitat Assessment
57   09-1772 Eschbach Park Levee Setback and Restoration Design
51   08-1965 Wapato Reach Assessment
49   08-1949 Colelman Creek Irrigation Redesign
47   08-1947 Swauk & Iron Creek Restoration Design
46   08-1939 Jack Creek Restoration Design
37   07-1566 Lower Yakima River Assessment
9    00-1713 Floodplain Mining Study
1    99-1712 Stormwater Management Plan
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                                             Location Index

#     Benton County:
62    10-1785 Yakima River Delta Habitat Assessment
53    09-1527 Lower Yakima River Fish Screening
44    07-1899 Lower Yakima River Restoration
37    07-1566 Lower Yakima River Assessment
C14   Community Harvesting of Water Stargrass in Yakima River II
C10   Community Harvesting of Water Stargrass in Yakima River
C9    Riparian Buffer and Fencing Project
C8    Yakima Basin Riparian Restoration
C4    Crowding Aquatic Plant Reduction Project
C1    Horn Rapids County Park Riparian Restoration

#     Yakima County:
67    10-1909 Lower Cowiche Creek Riparian Easement
61    10-1765 Eschbach Park Levee Setback and Restoration
60    10-1764 Herke Fish Screening – Ahtanum Creek
59    10-1753 LaSalle High School Riparian Enhancement
57    09-1772 Eschbach Park Levee Setback and Restoration Design
55    09-1590 Matson Barrier Removal and Trust Water Project
54    09-1577 CCWUA Barrier Removal and Trust Water Project
51    08-1965 Wapato Reach Assessment
48    08-1948 Upper Wapato Reach Restoration
38    07-1598 Cowiche Creek Protection and Restoration
40    07-1572 North Yakima County Fish Screening
41    07-1567 North Fork Ahtanum Gauging Station Fish Passage
35    06-2200 Schneider Habitat Project Cowiche Creek
34    06-2193 Naches River Floodplain Acquisition
26    04-1691 Cowiche Creek Protection
19    02-1617 Lower Naches Critical Habitat Protection
18    02-1614 Snow Mountain Ranch Acquisition & Barrier Removal
17    02-1612 Riparian Enhancement Team Phase II
16    02-1527 Diversion 14 Fish Screen - Ahtanum Creek
14    01-1269 Naches River Water Treatment Plant Screen
13    01-1256 Cowiche Creek Barrier Removal
11    01-1238 Ahtanum Creek Fish Screens
10    00-1714 Yakima Corrections Riparian Enhancement Team
9     00-1713 Floodplain Mining Study
8     00-1711 Buchanan Ranch Restoration Project
7     00-1710 Yakima & Naches Tributaries Rootwad
6     00-1703 Sprayfield Riparian Enhancement
5     00-1015 West Valley Community Park
4     00-1004 Union Gap Reach Acquisition
2     99-1752 Taylor Ditch Assessment & Restoration
1     99-1712 Stormwater Management Plan
C15   Bull Trout Task Force
C13   A Path to Restoration: Planting and Education Along Trails
C12   Salmon in our Backyards: Promoting Urban Stream Stewardship
C11   Cowiche Creek Restoration
C8    Yakima Basin Riparian Restoration
C7    Spring Creek Restoration
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C5    Green, Wilkinson Habitat Project on Cowiche Creek

#     Kittitas County:
66    10-1847 Teanaway – Red Bridge Road Project
65    10-1841 Currier Creek Restoration
64    10-1838 Manastash Creek Barrier Removal
63    10-1786 Jack Creek Channel & Floodplain Restoration
58    10-1595 Yakima Beaver Project
56    09-1612 Teanaway – 3M Ditch
52    08-2001 Large Wood Replenishment
50    08-1952 Manastash Creek Diversion Consolidation
49    08-1949 Coleman Creek Irrigation Redesign
47    08-1947 Swauk & Iron Creek Restoration Design
46    08-1939 Jack Creek Restoration Design
45    08-1476 Wade Road Farm
39    07-1578 Big Creek Property Protection
43    07-1551 Taneum Creek Fish Passage
36    07-1519 Reecer Creek Floodplain Restoration Project
42    07-1517 Indian Creek and Jack Creek Culvert Replacement
33    06-2160 Currier Creek – EWC Siphon & Screen
32    06-2156 Cherry Creek Barrier Removal & Screening
31    06-2143 Upper Yakima Protection - Hundley
30    06-2141 Cle Elum River Instream Habitat
29    05-1573 Currier Creek Passage & Riparian Restoration
28    05-1572 NF Teanaway Floodplain Phase II
27    05-1571 Easton Reach Habitat Protection Phase II
25    04-1680 Holmes Floodplain Property Protection
24    04-1679 Upper Yakima River Easton Ranch
23    04-1676 YTAHP Wilson Creek Riparian Restoration
22    04-1675 YTAHP Lower Reecer Creek Fish Passage
21    04-1672 NF Teanaway River Floodplain Phase I
20    02-1656 Dry/Cabin Creek Fish Passage & Screening
15    02-1494 Coleman Creek Fish Access
12    01-1254 Lmuma Restoration
3     00-1003 Reestablish Access to Lower Wilson Creek
C15   Bull Trout Task Force
C13   A Path to Restoration: Planting and Education Along Trails
C12   Salmon in our Backyards: Promoting Urban Stream Stewardship
C8    Yakima Basin Riparian Restoration
C6    Holmes Property – Salmon in the Classroom & Riparian Restoration
C3    Lyle and Lmuma Creek Restoration
C2    Holmes Property – Riparian & Side Channel Restoration
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                                              Sponsor Index
#     Benton Conservation District:
53    09-1527 Lower Yakima River Fish Screening
44    07-1566 Lower Yakima River Assessment
37    07-1899 Lower Yakima River Restoration
C14   Community Harvesting of Water Stargrass in Yakima River II
C10   Community Harvesting of Water Stargrass in Yakima River
C9    Riparian Buffer and Fencing Project
C8    Yakima Basin Riparian Restoration
C4    Crowding Aquatic Plant Reduction Project
C1    Horn Rapids County Park Riparian Restoration

#     Cascade Land Conservancy
45    08-1476 Wade Road Farm
39    07-1578 Big Creek Property Protection

#     Cowiche Canyon Conservancy
38    07-1598 Cowiche Creek Protection and Restoration
18    02-1614 Snow Mtn. Ranch Acquisition & Barrier Removal

#     WDFW
58    10-1595 Yakima Beaver Project
26    04-1691 SF Cowiche Creek Protection
7     00-1710 Yakima & Naches Tributaries Rootwad

#     Kittitas Conservation Trust
65    10-1841 Currier Creek Restoration
43    07-1551 Taneum Creek Fish Passage
31    06-2143 Upper Yakima Protection Hundley
30    06-2141 Cle Elum River Instream Habitat
29    05-1573 Currier Creek Passage & Riparian Restoration
28    05-1572 NF Teanaway Floodplain Phase II
24    04-1679 Upper Yakima River Easton Reach
21    04-1672 NF Teanaway River Floodplain Phase I
C6    Holmes Property – Salmon in the Classroom & Riparian Restoration

#     Kittitas County Conservation District
66    10-1847 Teanaway – Red Bridge Road Project
64    10-1838 Manastash Creek Barrier Removal
56    09-1612 Teanaway – 3M Ditch
50    08-1952 Manastash Creek Diversion Consolidation
49    08-1949 Coleman Creek Irrigation Redesign
42    07-1517 Indian Creek and Jack Creek Culvert Replacement
33    06-2160 Currier Creek - EWC Siphon & Screen
32    06-2156 Cherry Creek Barrier Removal & Screen
23    04-1676 YTAHP Wilson Creek Riparian Restoration
22    04-1675 YTAHP Lower Reecer Creek Fish Passage
20    02-1656 Dry/Cabin Creek Fish Passage & Screen
15    02-1494 Coleman Creek Fish Access
3     00-1003 Reestablish Access to Lower Wilson Creek
C3    Lyle and Lmuma Creek Restoration
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#     Mid Columbia RFEG
63    10-1786 Jack Creek Channel & Floodplain Restoration
62    10-1785 Yakima River Delta Habitat Assessment
52    08-2001 Large Wood Replenishment
47    08-1947 Swauk & Iron Creek Restoration Design
46    08-1939 Jack Creek Restoration Design
36    07-1519 Reecer Creek Floodplain Restoration Project
C15   Bull Trout Task Force
C13   A Path to Restoration: Planting and Education Along Trails
C12   Salmon in our Backyards: Promoting Urban Stream Stewardship
C11   Cowiche Creek Restoration
C08   Yakima Basin Riparian Restoration
C07   Spring Creek Restoration

#     NW Service Academy
12    01-1254 Lmuma Restoration

#     North Yakima Conservation District
60    10-1764 Herke Fish Screening – Ahtanum Creek
59    10-1753 LaSalle High School Riparian Enhancement
55    09-1590 Matson Barrier Removal and Trust Water Project
54    09-1577 CCWUA Barrier Removal and Trust Water Project
40    07-1572 North Yakima County Fish Screening
41    07-1567 North Fork Ahtanum Gauging Station Fish Passage
35    06-2200 Schneider Habitat Project - Cowiche Creek
16    02-1527 Diversion 14 Fish Screen – Ahtanum Creek
13    01-1256 Cowiche Creek Barrier Removal
11    01-1238 Ahtanum Creek Fish Screens
8     00-1711 Buchanan Ranch Restoration Project
C5    Green, Wilkinson Habitat Project on Cowiche Creek

#     Selah, City of
1     99-1712 Stormwater Management Plan

#     Tree Top, Inc
6     00-1703 Sprayfield Riparian Enhancement

#     Yakama Nation
51    08-1965 Wapato Reach Assessment
27    05-1571 Easton Reach Habitat Protection Phase II
25    04-1680 Holmes Floodplain Property Protection
19    02-1617 Lower Naches Critical Habitat Protection
2     99-1752 Taylor Ditch Assessment & Restoration
C2    Holmes Property – Riparian & Side Channel Restoration

#     Yakima, City of
14    01-1269 Naches River Water Treatment Plant Screen

#     Yakima County
57    09-1772 Eschbach Park Levee Setback and Restoration Design
48    08-1948 Upper Wapato Reach Restoration
34    06-2193 Naches River Floodplain Acquisition
                                                            Printed 5/13/11


9    00-1713 Floodplain Mining Study

#    Yakima County Corrections
17   02-1612 Riparian Enhancement Team Phase II
10   00-1714 Yakima Corrections Riparian Enhancement Team

#    Yakima County Parks & Recreation
5    00-1015 West Valley Community Park

#    Yakima Greenway Foundation
4    00-1004 Union Gap Reach Acquisition

								
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