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Warm Springs Fisheries Development and Outreach

Public Outreach, Education, and Landowner Recruitment

Outreach / Education
Project ID19-Warm-04
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound, Lower Columbia River, Middle Columbia River
Start Date06/01/2020
End Date06/30/2024
Year2019
StatusOngoing
Last Edited04/25/2024
 
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Description    


The CTWS Branch of Natural Resources (BNR), Fisheries Department works to protect and improve upland, riparian and aquatic habitats within the boundaries of the reservation, and on ceded, usual, and accustomed lands of the Confederated Tribes of the Warms Springs. The Fisheries Department seeks to develop staff and provide operational support to match current Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) funding across the entire Department to fill operational and infrastructure gaps in critical areas. BPA funding covers restoration project implementation, but has not adequately funded staff training and development, critical equipment and infrastructure needs, or suitable public outreach and watershed education. The Tribal Fisheries Department is committed to continued staff and program development along with engaging through targeted outreach that inform the public about successful implementation of fisheries habitat projects.



Funds from this grant will be used for outreach events on the Reservation and within ceded lands programs and to improve work place conditions within reservation buildings. Funding will also cover necessary equipment such as an RTK GPS unit and associated software and staff training and development in GIS, fisheries, and geomorphology.



Worksite #1 On-Reservation Fisheries Habitat Program:

Habitat restoration on the Reservation is guided by the recently completed (2018) Aquatic Restoration Strategy. Project planning, design and fundraising efforts have secured three years of prioritized projects from this Strategy, but improvements to critical infrastructure, equipment and staff development have not kept pace. Outreach to the tribal public and youth will include public meetings to discuss past and future projects, and two movie nights that highlight tribal efforts through tribal restoration project documentaries. Funds will also be used to contract needed repairs on Fisheries Department buildings (windows, flooring, and interior lighting). Staff development through trainings and conference attendance to implement successful fisheries habitat projects



Worksite #2 John Day Watershed Restoration Program:

Propose to develop Fisheries Department staff to effectively implement watershed restoration projects in the John Day Basin. The John Day Watershed Restoration Program, through the development of a restoration strategy strives to implement fisheries habitat projects that address limiting factors affecting salmonid production in the John Day Basin. As part of a successful and knowledgeable program, training programs and symposiums geared towards evolving river restoration practices are needed. The training of our personnel ensures knowledge and critical thinking, which leads to well-informed decision making on restoration practices through all aspects of the process, from project planning and implementation to public education. Maintaining the educational support is critical to upholding our Fisheries Habitat Mission Statement, so that we may effectively “protect, manage, and enhance habitat that supports culturally significant fish populations”.



Worksite #3 Hood River Production Program:

Proposed to assist the Hood River Program to purchase materials and supplies needed for Salmon Days an educational event hosted by the Parkdale Fish Hatchery. As a Fisheries field day for elementary schools in the Upper Hood River Basin, PSCF funds will be used to purchase materials and supplies.

Project Benefit    


Warm Springs Fisheries Outreach will offer the opportunity for students to learn about salmon ecology and conservation, more importantly to understand the present status of salmon and their environments; to understand natural and man-made factors affecting salmon distribution and abundance; to talk about the resilience of people and salmon through the Tribes, youth, harvesters and resource managers. Our main goal is to introduce youth to activities that will spark an interest in salmon ecology and conservation. Students will learn about the salmon life cycle, salmon food web, salmon habitat, water conservation, tribal culture, hatchery operations, and the irrigation and hydro-power systems at an annual Salmon Days event. The program consists of a field trip (“Salmon Days”) at the Parkdale Fish Hatchery. Two lessons are presented within the classroom setting (“Salmon in the Classroom”), and these lessons build upon the principles learned at Salmon Days. This environmental education event is hosted by the CTWS Parkdale Fish Hatchery and Hood River Production Program, with assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hood River Water and Soil Conservation District, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff, and Warm Springs and Yakama tribal members.



Warm Springs Fisheries Development and Outreach will also benefit target salmonid species (Chinook salmon, steelhead, and bull trout) by: furthering the development of staff understanding to implement projects that 1) improve vital spawning and rearing habitat; 2) mitigate deleterious environmental effects; and 3) resorting ecosystem processes and function. (For specific expected benefits of individual projects, see section directly above.) Habitat restoration effectiveness monitoring will be key in assessing the performance of restoration efforts and in identifying fish-limiting factors and guiding implementation of future projects. This will maximize realized benefits to targeted salmonids and ensure that restoration resources and efforts are executed as efficiently as possible and maximize positive results.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$118,500
Report Total:$118,500


Project Map



Worksites

On-Reservation Habitat Program    


  • Worksite Identifier: On-Reservation Habitat Program
  • Start Date: 06/01/2020
  • End Date: 05/31/2023
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound (171100)
  • Subbasin: Skykomish (17110009)
  • Watershed: Beckler River (1711000902)
  • Subwatershed: Lower Beckler River (171100090203)
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 47.76352
  • Longitude: -121.266159

ESU

  • Deschutes River Summer/Fall-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Mid-Columbia River Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS

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Metrics

Metrics
  • F.0 Public Outreach, Education, and Landowner RecruitmentY (Y/N)
    •      . . F.0.a Outreach, Education and Recruitment funding .00
    •      . . F.0.b.1 Amount of habitat protected -- acres
    •      . . F.0.b.2 Number of watersheds protected
    •      . . F.0.c Habitat treatments leveraged (LOV)
    •      . . F.0.d Value of treatments leveraged
    •      . . F.0.e Restoration projects proposed
    •      . . F.1 Outreach / Education ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . F.1.a Outreach/ Education funding
      •      . . . . F.1.b Number of volunteers solicited
      •      . . . . F.1.c Donations for habitat
      •      . . . . F.1.d Outreach documents/reports preparedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.d.1 Documents/Reports
        •      . . . . . . F.1.d.2
          Name Of Document
      •      . . . . F.1.e Exhibits/posters preparedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.e.1 Number of Exhibits
      •      . . . . F.1.f Media material preparedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.f.1 Number of media materials prepared
        •      . . . . . . F.1.f.2
          Description Media Material And Where/When Used
      •      . . . . F.1.h Outreach events conductedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.h.1 Number of Outreach/Education Events
      •      . . . . F.1.i Workshops/training eventsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.i.1 Number of workshops/training sessions
        •      . . . . . . F.1.i.2 Number of workshops/training participants
      •      . . . . F.1.j Presentation at educational institutionsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.j.1 Number of educational institutions
        •      . . . . . . F.1.j.2 Number of students

John Day Watershed Restoration Program    


  • Worksite Identifier: John Day Watershed Restoration Program
  • Start Date: 06/01/2020
  • End Date: 05/31/2023
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: John Day (170702)
  • Subbasin: Upper John Day (17070201)
  • Watershed: Canyon Creek (1707020107)
  • Subwatershed: Lower Canyon Creek (170702010704)
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Middle Columbia River
  • Latitude: 44.416282
  • Longitude: -118.955433

ESU

  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS

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Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • F.0 Public Outreach, Education, and Landowner RecruitmentY (Y/N)
    •      . . F.0.a Outreach, Education and Recruitment funding .00
    •      . . F.0.b.1 Amount of habitat protected -- acres
    •      . . F.0.b.2 Number of watersheds protected
    •      . . F.0.c Habitat treatments leveraged (LOV)
    •      . . F.0.d Value of treatments leveraged
    •      . . F.0.e Restoration projects proposed
    •      . . F.1 Outreach / Education ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . F.1.a Outreach/ Education funding
      •      . . . . F.1.b Number of volunteers solicited
      •      . . . . F.1.c Donations for habitat
      •      . . . . F.1.d Outreach documents/reports preparedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.d.1 Documents/Reports
        •      . . . . . . F.1.d.2
          Name Of Document
      •      . . . . F.1.h Outreach events conductedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.h.1 Number of Outreach/Education Events
      •      . . . . F.1.i Workshops/training eventsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.i.1 Number of workshops/training sessions
        •      . . . . . . F.1.i.2 Number of workshops/training participants

Hood River Production Program    


  • Worksite Identifier: Hood River Production Program
  • Start Date: 06/01/2020
  • End Date: 05/31/2023
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia (170701)
  • Subbasin: Middle Columbia-Hood (17070105)
  • Watershed: East Fork Hood River (1707010505)
  • Subwatershed: Lower East Fork Hood River (170701050506)
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Lower Columbia River
  • Latitude: 45.55429
  • Longitude: -121.613472

ESU

  • Lower Columbia River Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Lower 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 .00
    •      . . F.0.b.1 Amount of habitat protected -- acres
    •      . . F.0.b.2 Number of watersheds protected
    •      . . F.0.c Habitat treatments leveraged (LOV)
    •      . . F.0.d Value of treatments leveraged
    •      . . F.0.e Restoration projects proposed
    •      . . F.1 Outreach / Education ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . F.1.a Outreach/ Education funding
      •      . . . . F.1.b Number of volunteers solicited
      •      . . . . F.1.c Donations for habitat
      •      . . . . F.1.h Outreach events conductedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.h.1 Number of Outreach/Education Events
      •      . . . . F.1.j Presentation at educational institutionsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . F.1.j.1 Number of educational institutions
        •      . . . . . . F.1.j.2 Number of students