Salmon Public Outreach and Education 2018

Public Outreach, Education, and Landowner Recruitment

Outreach / Education
Project ID18-Umat-04
Recovery DomainsMiddle Columbia River
Start Date03/01/2021
End Date02/29/2024
Year2018
StatusCompleted
Last Edited05/13/2024
 
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Description    


The 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 being accomplished by utilizing traditional, ecological and cultural knowledge and science to inform the public and tribal members about population and habitat management goals and actions and natural resource policies and regulatory mechanisms.



This iteration of this multi-year project supported three different categories of public outreach events, with these funds being primarily used for activities that occurred during 2022.



Specific activities by worksite were as follows:



1) Return to the River Event



PCSRF funding was used for salary for the planning and coordination to support the Return to the River Salmon Festival. The CTUIR completed the festival in partnership with the WWCC’s William A. Grant Water and Environmental Center in May of 2022. The festival celebrated the return of the spring chinook to the Walla Walla River after being extinct for more than 80 years. The event assisted with educating the local community on how the CTUIR and other partnering agencies worked together to restore salmon populations and First Foods habitat and natural resources within the Walla Walla Valley and surrounding areas.



The event hosted over 40 informational booths where DNR programs and partners showcased fisheries restoration and recovery projects to restore salmon and wildlife habitat and aquatic species in the Walla Walla Basin. Festival booth presenters informed the public about unique

projects, future needs, success of restoring salmon and the required

ongoing monitoring of salmon.



2) Salmon Expedition Presentation Series



CTUIR provided outreach activities in the Walla Walla, Umatilla, Columbia, and Snake River Watersheds, the CTUIR ceded lands and usual and accustomed areas. Efforts focused on providing public education and outreach to the public, local schools, higher education institutes and state and federal government and private organizations. Participants learned the importance of the CTUIR’s efforts to protect, preserve and restore aquatic and First Food resources. Participants also learn how they impact the ecosystems and how they are able to help by making responsible choices by respecting the environment around them. CTUIR provided professional presentations to the local community, surrounding businesses, and state and federal organizations upon request. Some presentations include a presentation, handson activities related to an on-going CTUIR project or a First Foods related field tour including aquatic and First Foods related service-learning projects. CTUIR staff also provided guided field tours of successful CTUIR project areas.



3) First Food Use and Access Project



The First Foods Access and Use excursions provided outreach to the CTUIR tribal community. The project has successfully provided multiple First Food excursions on the UIR and the CTUIR ceded land base. Tribal community members learned about traditional foods, gathering areas, the

food order, and diversity of available resources across the landscape. Project leaders also provided informative presentations and discussions on-site related to restoration projects by all the DNR programs and the interconnections those projects have.



First Foods excursions are the result of the information gathered during the First Foods forums, tribal member interests and resource availability. Short presentations were given at the beginning of each field excursion discussing the project and the history of CTUIR’s First Foods resources. The excursions followed the seasonal round and availability of each resource. Fund

Project Benefit    


CTUIR public education and outreach efforts benefit reintroduction of ESA listed spring Chinook, Pacific lamprey, summer steelhead and bull trout as well as other vulnerable listed species (Oregon’s Sensitive Species rule): inland redband trout and margined sculpin. By educating the public about ESA listed and vulnerable species, there is increased public support for habitat restoration projects and fish protection. School students share information with parents and family as they learn about their natural environment thereby increasing public support and partnerships for future projects.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$30,000
Other$25,000
Report Total:$55,000


Project Map



Worksites

CTUIR First Food Use and Access Project    


  • Worksite Identifier: CTUIR First Food Use and Access Project
  • Start Date: 03/01/2021
  • End Date: 02/29/2024
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

  • Un-Named ESU Chinook
  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS
  • Mid-Columbia River Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • F.0 Public Outreach, Education, and Landowner RecruitmentY (Y/N)
    •      . . F.0.a Outreach, Education and Recruitment funding 20,000.00
    •      . . 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 20,000.00
      •      . . . . 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 2
      •      . . . . F.1.i Workshops/training eventsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.i.1 Number of workshops/training sessions 6
        •      . . . . . . F.1.i.2 Number of workshops/training participants 44

Return to the River Event    


  • Worksite Identifier: Return to the River Event
  • Start Date: 03/01/2021
  • End Date: 02/29/2024
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

  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS
  • Lower Columbia River Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Mid-Columbia River Spring-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 15,000.00
    •      . . 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 15,000.00
      •      . . . . F.1.b Number of volunteers solicited 17
      •      . . . . F.1.c Donations for habitat .00
      •      . . . . F.1.d Outreach documents/reports preparedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.d.1 Documents/Reports 20
        •      . . . . . . F.1.d.2
          Name Of Document
          3 DNR Annual Work plans, 5 semi-annual DNR Fisheries Quad Reports and 4 PCSRF Progress Reports, miscellaneous handouts
      •      . . . . F.1.e Exhibits/posters preparedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.e.1 Number of Exhibits 2
      •      . . . . F.1.f Media material preparedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.f.1 Number of media materials prepared 4
        •      . . . . . . F.1.f.2
          Description Media Material And Where/When Used
          Radio ad run on the air a month and 8 newspaper ads ran in 3 different newspapers.
      •      . . . . F.1.g Interpretative signs preparedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.g.1 Number of Interpretative Signs 1
        •      . . . . . . F.1.g.2 Number of different locations that signs were displayed 1
        •      . . . . . . F.1.g.3
          Description where the signs were posted
          Banner at public venue
      •      . . . . F.1.h Outreach events conductedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.h.1 Number of Outreach/Education Events 1

Make a Splash Salmon Expedition Series    


  • Worksite Identifier: Make a Splash Salmon Expedition Series
  • Start Date: 03/01/2021
  • End Date: 02/29/2024
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
  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • F.0 Public Outreach, Education, and Landowner RecruitmentY (Y/N)
    •      . . F.0.a Outreach, Education and Recruitment funding 20,000.00
    •      . . 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 20,000.00
      •      . . . . F.1.b Number of volunteers solicited 10
      •      . . . . 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 14
        •      . . . . . . F.1.i.2 Number of workshops/training participants 4,936
      •      . . . . F.1.j Presentation at educational institutionsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.j.1 Number of educational institutions 30
        •      . . . . . . F.1.j.2 Number of students 6,476