Salmon Public Outreach and Education 2017

Public Outreach, Education, and Landowner Recruitment

Outreach / Education
Project ID17-Umat-04
Recovery DomainsMiddle Columbia River
Start Date03/01/2018
End Date03/31/2021
Year2017
StatusCompleted
Last Edited05/08/2024
 
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Description    


The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) continues to support conservation efforts through public education and outreach about its First Foods management mission. The mission guides the tribe to protect, restore and enhance their First Foods for perpetual cultural, economic and sovereign tribal benefit. This goal is accomplished by utilizing traditional, ecological and cultural knowledge and science to inform the public about population and habitat management goals and actions and natural resource policies and regulatory mechanisms. CTUIR hosts two educational events and a series of excursions. Each event and excursion series included an educational component to inform the public about the ecological connections to the First Foods and aquatic species around them. Participants learn how the CTUIR is working toward protecting, enhancing and restoring these important resources and how it pertains to them.

CTUIR DNR utilized the 2017-Umat-04 funding to support education and outreach efforts for the March 2018 – February 2021 reporting period (but primarily for 2020 activities). DNR completed its goals to inform the CTUIR community and the general public about how DNR is working to: Protect, restore and enhance the First Foods which include Water, Salmon, Deer, Cous and Huckleberry – for the perpetual cultural, economic and sovereign benefits of the CTUIR by utilizing traditional ecological and cultural knowledge and science to inform:

1. The public about population and habitat management goals and actions; and
2. Natural resource policies and regulatory mechanisms.

The funding was utilized to successfully plan, coordinate and host the following Salmon Public Education and Outreach projects:
1. Make A Splash Salmon Expedition, 2018 & 2019
2. Return to the River Salmon Festival, 2018 & 2019
3. CTUIR First Foods Use and Access Project 2019 – 2021

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the CTUIR followed the Stay Home Stay Safe mandates in order to minimize the spread of Covid-19 within our community. From March 2020 – February 2021, as directed by the CTUIR’s Incident Command Team, most face-to-face public outreach and education events, excursions and presentations were postponed or cancelled due to the tribal and state-wide mandatory prohibitions against public gatherings. In response, all PCSRF – Salmon Public Outreach and Education was performed virtually. The team was planning for the Make a Splash 2020 but postponed due to pandemic lockdown mandates. All planning for the Return to River which was scheduled for May 2020 was also canceled for 2020. In spring of 2021 the CTUIR and WWCC Public Education and Outreach planning team hosted meetings bi weekly and decided to celebrate the Return to the River 2021 event by creating a YouTube channel. The channel is titled the Inland Northwest Natural Resource Management - YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/IixkQb3n_BI. The Public Outreach and Education Specialist provided education and outreach activities during 2020-21 by utilizing digital technology which has proven useful for engaging the public remotely and hosting online meetings, presentations and webinars. Outreach tasks were accomplished through the use of virtual platforms such as MS Teams and Zoom and this method will be the standard for ongoing and future outreach planning and organizing.

Project Benefit    


Species that would benefit from CTUIR DNR outreach program include federally ESA listed summer steelhead and bull trout, reintroduced spring chinook and Pacific lamprey, as well as inland redband trout and margined sculpin, listed as vulnerable under Oregon’s Sensitive Species rule. We will also include Wildlife and plant resource species that are directly connected to Salmon and other fish species. By educating the public about ESA species there will be gained support for habitat restoration projects and fish protection. Through education outreach efforts within the school’s students return home and share information with parents and family. This sharing of information supports restoration efforts by making other become aware of what their children are learning and hear about their natural environment. The Tribe also works in gaining public support and works to create stronger partnerships for salmon restoration and to continue to create future projects.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$30,000
Report Total:$30,000


Project Map



Worksites

Make a Splash: Salmon Expedition Series    


  • Worksite Identifier: Make a Splash: Salmon Expedition Series
  • Start Date: 03/01/2018
  • End Date: 03/31/2021
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia (170701)
  • Subbasin: Walla Walla (17070102)
  • Watershed: Mill Creek (1707010202)
  • Subwatershed: Lower Mill Creek (170701020204)
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Middle Columbia River
  • Latitude: 46.08102
  • Longitude: -118.282082

ESU

  • Mid-Columbia River Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS
  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS
  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

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Metrics

Metrics
  • F.0 Public Outreach, Education, and Landowner RecruitmentY (Y/N)
    •      . . F.0.a Outreach, Education and Recruitment funding 10,000.00
    •      . . F.0.b.1 Amount of habitat protected -- acres .0
    •      . . F.0.b.2 Number of watersheds protected 0
    •      . . F.0.b.3 Miles of stream protected .00
    •      . . F.0.c Habitat treatments leveraged (LOV)
    •      . . F.0.d Value of treatments leveraged .00
    •      . . F.0.e Restoration projects proposed 0
    •      . . F.1 Outreach / Education ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . F.1.a Outreach/ Education funding 10,000.00
      •      . . . . F.1.b Number of volunteers solicited 55
      •      . . . . F.1.c Donations for habitat .00
      •      . . . . F.1.d Outreach documents/reports preparedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.d.1 Documents/Reports 0
        •      . . . . . . F.1.d.2
          Name Of Document
          None
      •      . . . . F.1.h Outreach events conductedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.h.1 Number of Outreach/Education Events 1
      •      . . . . F.1.i Workshops/training eventsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.i.1 Number of workshops/training sessions 142
        •      . . . . . . F.1.i.2 Number of workshops/training participants 5,579
      •      . . . . F.1.j Presentation at educational institutionsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.j.1 Number of educational institutions 21
        •      . . . . . . F.1.j.2 Number of students 3,573

Return to the River Event    


  • Worksite Identifier: Return to the River Event
  • Start Date: 03/01/2018
  • End Date: 03/31/2021
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia (170701)
  • Subbasin: Walla Walla (17070102)
  • Watershed: Mill Creek (1707010202)
  • Subwatershed: Lower Mill Creek (170701020204)
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Middle Columbia River
  • Latitude: 46.077117
  • Longitude: -118.283198

ESU

  • Mid-Columbia River Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS
  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS
  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • F.0 Public Outreach, Education, and Landowner RecruitmentY (Y/N)
    •      . . F.0.a Outreach, Education and Recruitment funding 10,000.00
    •      . . F.0.b.1 Amount of habitat protected -- acres .0
    •      . . F.0.b.2 Number of watersheds protected 0
    •      . . F.0.b.3 Miles of stream protected .00
    •      . . F.0.c Habitat treatments leveraged (LOV)
    •      . . F.0.d Value of treatments leveraged .00
    •      . . F.0.e Restoration projects proposed 0
    •      . . F.1 Outreach / Education ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . F.1.a Outreach/ Education funding 10,000.00
      •      . . . . F.1.b Number of volunteers solicited 25
      •      . . . . F.1.c Donations for habitat .00
      •      . . . . F.1.d Outreach documents/reports preparedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.d.1 Documents/Reports 27
        •      . . . . . . F.1.d.2
          Name Of Document
          2 DNR Annual Work Plans, 3 PCSRF Project progress reports, 2 PBA Accords Reports, 20 Teacher handouts
      •      . . . . F.1.e Exhibits/posters preparedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.e.1 Number of Exhibits 26
      •      . . . . F.1.f Media material preparedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.f.1 Number of media materials prepared 3
        •      . . . . . . F.1.f.2
          Description Media Material And Where/When Used
          Newspaper ads ran in Union Bulletin Walla Walla, WA, CUJ, 2 Hermiston Nickle)
      •      . . . . F.1.g Interpretative signs preparedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.g.1 Number of Interpretative Signs 0
        •      . . . . . . F.1.g.2 Number of different locations that signs were displayed 0
        •      . . . . . . F.1.g.3
          Description where the signs were posted
          Not applicable
      •      . . . . F.1.h Outreach events conductedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.h.1 Number of Outreach/Education Events 1

CTUIR First Food Use and Access Project    


  • Worksite Identifier: CTUIR First Food Use and Access Project
  • Start Date: 03/01/2018
  • End Date: 03/31/2021
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia (170701)
  • Subbasin: Umatilla (17070103)
  • Watershed: Mission Creek-Umatilla River (1707010305)
  • Subwatershed: Cottonwood Creek-Umatilla River (170701030507)
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Middle Columbia River
  • Latitude: 45.6654236
  • Longitude: -118.6863084

ESU

  • Mid-Columbia River Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS
  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS
  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • F.0 Public Outreach, Education, and Landowner RecruitmentY (Y/N)
    •      . . F.0.a Outreach, Education and Recruitment funding 10,000.00
    •      . . F.0.b.1 Amount of habitat protected -- acres .0
    •      . . F.0.b.2 Number of watersheds protected 0
    •      . . F.0.b.3 Miles of stream protected .00
    •      . . F.0.c Habitat treatments leveraged (LOV)
    •      . . F.0.d Value of treatments leveraged .00
    •      . . F.0.e Restoration projects proposed 0
    •      . . F.1 Outreach / Education ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . F.1.a Outreach/ Education funding 10,000.00
      •      . . . . F.1.b Number of volunteers solicited 6
      •      . . . . F.1.c Donations for habitat .00
      •      . . . . F.1.h Outreach events conductedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.h.1 Number of Outreach/Education Events 1
      •      . . . . F.1.i Workshops/training eventsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.i.1 Number of workshops/training sessions 11
        •      . . . . . . F.1.i.2 Number of workshops/training participants 542