WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

  Digg it!  StumbleUpon  Reddit

August 04, 1999
Contact: Margaret Ainscough (360) 902-2408

Salmon saving stream improvements funded

OLYMPIA-- More than 100 projects to improve conditions for wild salmon in streams across the state soon will be underway with $6.7 million in funding awarded last week by the state Interagency Review Team (IRT).

The salmon recovery funding package included nearly $4.1 million in habitat restoration projects and close to $2.6 million in fish passage improvements. The money comes from capital funding authorized by the 1999 Legislature.

Improvements to be made with the newly awarded funds include replanting streamside vegetation, adding gravel and other stream features which provide spawning areas or protect fish, and correcting poorly designed culverts which block fish passage. Projects receiving funding are to be completed by the end of next May.

"Projects selected for funding all had a strong scientific basis and responded to specific factors in local streams that limit salmon recovery," said Tim Smith, IRT chairman. "The success of this approach to salmon recovery hinges on the combined efforts of citizens with knowledge of local stream conditions and professionals involved in fish science."

The IRT is comprised of representatives from the Washington departments of Fish and Wildife, Transportation, Ecology and Natural Resources, as well as the Conservation Commission. The directors of those agencies will continue to participate on a non-voting basis when salmon recovery funding administration is transferred to the state's Salmon Recovery Funding Board later this month.

For a complete list of funded projects, see the attached list.

IRT "Early Action" Salmon Habitat, Screening, Fish Barrier Projects
Applications funded July 28, 1999
By Salmon Recovery Regions

Funding for Fish Passage Projects $2,578,293
Funding for Habitat & Screening Projects $4,088,948
Total Funds $6,667,241
SRR-Northeast Washington
Proj # Project Name Project Sponsor Request Match Total
Fish Passage Projects 
99-1484 Cee Cee Ah Creek Pend Oreille Co Public Works 80,000 79,200 159,200
Northeast Washington SRR Totals 80,000 79,200 159,200
SRR-Snake River
Proj # Project Name Project Sponsor Request Match Total
Fish Habitat and Screening Projects 
99-1316 Asotin Creek In-Stream Habitat Projects Asotin Co Conservation Dist 21,000 38,000 59,000
99-1311 Tucannon & Touchet River Riparian Tree Columbia Conservation Dist 87,250 12,750 100,000
99-1315 Asotin Creek Riparian Fencing Projects Asotin Co Conservation Dist 30,000 30,000 60,000
99-1320 Asotin Creek Riparian Tree Propogation Asotin Co Conservation Dist 80,000 27,750 107,750
99-1411 Touchet River Riparian Restoration Walla Walla Co Cons Dist 98,500 82,500 181,000
99-1412 Nine Mile Ranch Riparian Restoration Walla Walla Co Cons Dist 63,000 137,000 200,000
99-1322 Tucannon River Instream Habitat Restorat Columbia Conservation Dist 47,971 116,465 164,436
99-1314 Columbia County Instream Habitat Restor. Columbia Conservation Dist 90,417 14,678 105,095
99-1318 Columbia County Upland BMP Implementatio Columbia Conservation Dist 43,700 28,000 71,700
99-1319 Screening Bennington Lake Fish & Wildlife Dept of 40,000 26,000 66,000
99-1317 Wilson Banner Ranch Irrigation Dam Pomeroy Conservation District 25,000 7,500 32,500
Total Habitat and Screening Projects 626,838 520,643 1,147,481
Snake River Washington SRR Totals 626,838 520,643 1,147,481
SRR - Upper Columbia River 
Proj # Project Name Project Sponsor Request Match Total
Fish Habitat and Screening Projects 
99-1327 Buttermilk Creek Ditch Fish Screen Fish & Wildlife Dept of 9,000 29,000 38,000
99-1323 Wolf Creek Reclamation Dist Fish Screen Fish & Wildlife Dept of 90,000 50,000 140,000
99-1328 Fulton Canal Fish Screen Fish & Wildlife Dept of 100,000 50,000 150,000
99-1325 Twisp-Power Ditch Fish Screen Fish & Wildlife Dept of 90,000 40,000 130,000
99-1332 Entiat River Rock Vortex Weirs Chelan Co. Board Commissioners 32,200 5,000 37,200
99-1334 Blackbird Island Habitat Development Chelan Co. Board Commissioners 57,132 13,000 70,132
99-1333 Brender Creek Habitat Development Chelan Co. Board Commissioners 43,931 3,000 46,931
99-1324 Beaver Creek Watershed Fish Passage Fish & Wildlife Dept of 100,000 50,000 150,000
99-1346 Skyline Ditch Pipe Installation Okanogan County of 100,000 45,000 145,000
99-1344 Early Winters Ditch Diversion Structure Okanogan County of 100,000 17,400 117,400
99-1308 Salmon Creek Riparian Restoration Confederated Tribes Colville 40,000 11,500 51,500
99-1345 Fulton Ditch Lining Project Okanogan County of 12,000 6,000 18,000
99-1347 Aspen Meadows Ditch Piping Okanogan County of 64,077 6,250 70,327
99-1339 Tourangeau Ditch Okanogan County of 6,000 500 6,500
99-1340 Eagle Ditch Fish Screening Okanogan County of 12,000 500 12,500
Total Habitat and Screening Projects 856,340 327,150 1,183,490
Upper Columbia River SRR Totals 856,340 327,150 1,183,490
SRR- Middle Columbia River 
Proj # Project Name Project Sponsor Request Match Total
Fish Habitat and Screening Projects 
99-1336 Swale Creek Riparian Restoration Klickitat County of 7,500 1,450 8,950
99-1338 Little Klickitat River Restoration Klickitat County of 67,000 67,000 134,000
99-1337 Payne Bank Protection/Re-veg Klickitat County of 13,200 1,500 14,700
Total Habitat and Screening Projects 87,700 69,950 157,650
Middle Columbia River SRR Totals  87,700 69,950 157,650
SRR- Lower Columbia River 
Proj # Project Name Project Sponsor Request Match Total
Fish Habitat and Screening Projects 
99-1421 Hardy Creek Spawning & Rearing Channel Washington Trout 100,000 132,958 232,958
99-1355 Chelatchie Creek Restoration/Enhancement Fish First 59,610 8,000 67,610
99-1358 East Fork Lewis Riparian Restoration Vancouver Parks & Rec Dept 96,450 20,000 116,450
99-1366 Burnt Bridge Creek Riparian Enhancement Vancouver City of 5,000 6,000 11,000
Total Habitat and Screening Projects 261,060 166,958 428,018
Lower Columbia River SRR Totals 261,060 166,958 428,018
SRR-Puget Sound Central 
Proj # Project Name Project Sponsor Request Match Total
Fish Passage Projects 
99-1429 Granite Falls Fishway Modification Fish & Wildlife Dept of 110,000 40,000 150,000
99-1426 Unnamed Tributary to Waddell Creek Fish & Wildlife Dept of 74,400 74,400 148,800
99-1471 South Fork Ohop Creek Passage Pierce Conservation Dist. 11,500 41,767 53,267
99-1467 North Fork Newaukum Creek Habitat King County DNR 40,000 81,019 121,019
99-1433 North Fork West Hylebos Creek Federal Way City of 49,347 16,451 65,798
99-1452 Guy Hansen Culvert Stillaguamish Tribe 28,000 11,998 39,998
Total Fish Passage Projects 313,247 265,635 578,882
Fish Habitat and Screening Projects 
99-1367 No. Fork Stillaguamish Engineered Logjam Washington Trout (Final sponsor?) 100,000 85,410 185,410
99-1369 Lower Griffin Creek Restoration Project King County DNR 50,000 74,000 124,000
99-1382 Patterson Creek Restoration King County DNR 25,000 35,900 60,900
99-1397 96th Street Oxbow South Puget Sound Salmon 51,525 3,439 54,964
99-1384 Stillaquamish Riparian Management Snohomish Co Public Works 100,000 100,000 200,000
99-1380 Porter Levee Section 1135 Project King Co Water & Land Resources 40,000 150,000 190,000
99-1401 Riley Slough Restoration Project Snohomish Conservation Dist. 100,000 30,000 130,000
99-1381 Drainage District 6 Habitat Restoration Snohomish Co Public Works 100,000 12,000 112,000
99-1375 Gold Creek Confluence Restoration King Co Water & Land Resources 100,000 42,600 142,600
99-1377 O'Grady Park Stream Restoration King Co Water & Land Resources 100,000 122,000 222,000
99-1302 Groeneveld Slough Restoration Northwest Chinook Recovery 100,000 8,400 108,400
99-1383 Clover Creek Fish Ladders Pierce Conservation Dist. 65,424 35,800 101,224
99-1403 Puget Creek FishWay Project South Puget Sound Salmon 10,150 4,500 14,650
99-1373 Taylor Creek Restoration King County DNR 100,000 50,960 150,960
99-1389 Champion 21 Road Abandonment Pierce Conservation Dist. 11,500 40,000 51,500
99-1378 Maplewood Creek Fish Passage King County DNR 100,000 20,000 120,000
99-1371 King County Riparian Restoration King Co Water & Land Resources 100,000 25,000 125,000
99-1425 Stillaguamish Tribs Riparian Enhancement Adopt A Stream Foundation 40,078 38,500 78,578
Total Habitat and Screening Projects 1,293,677 878,509 2,172,186
Puget Sound Central SRR Total  1,606,924 1,144,144 2,751,068
SRR-Puget Sound North
Proj # Project Name Project Sponsor Request Match Total
Fish Passage Projects 
99-1475 Alder Creek Culvert Replacement Skagit Fish Enhance Group 5,750 6,000 11,750
99-1435 Lornezan Creek@ Dallas Road Fish & Wildlife Dept of 109,000 109,000 218,000
99-1443 Lornezan Creek @ Dalles Road Fish Passag Skagit Co Surface Water Mgt 109,000 109,000 218,000
99-1455 Fisher Creek @ Cedardale Road Skagit County of 104,000 104,000 208,000
99-1483 Fisher Creek @ Cedardale Road Fish Fish & Wildlife Dept of 104,000 104,000 208,000
99-1456 Fisher Creek @ Starbird Rd Skagit County of 46,500 46,500 93,000
99-1440 Fisher Creek @ Starbird Road Fish & Wildlife Dept of 46,500 46,500 93,000
99-1465 Parson Creek Fish Passage Skagit Co Surface Water Mgt 210,000 73,500 283,500
99-1445 Miller Creek Fish Passage Skagit Co Surface Water Mgt 47,500 47,500 95,000
Total Fish Passage Projects 782,250 646,000 1,428,250
Fish Habitat and Screening Projects 
99-1418 Upper Finney Creek Restoration Skagit Fish Enhance Group 41,000 69,500 110,500
99-1406 Winters Creek Restoration Skagit Fish Enhance Group 8,050 1,000 9,050
99-1402 Brickyard Creek Restoration Skagit Fish Enhance Group 23,000 8,000 31,000
99-1419 Spartina Management of Skagit Bay Skagit Fish Enhance Group 23,000 23,000 46,000
99-1387 Van Dellen Site Riparian Restoration Nooksack Tribe 14,750 0 14,750
99-1342 West Church Road Nooksack Salmon Enhance Assn 54,000 3,000 57,000
Total Habitat and Screening Projects 163,800 104,500 268,300
Puget Sound North SRR Totals  946,050 750,500 1,696,550
SRR-Puget Sound Southwest
Proj # Project Name Project Sponsor Request Match Total
Fish Passage Projects 
99-1441 Fairview Road/Michelle Creek Fish & Wildlife Dept of 80,100 80,100 160,200
99-1474 Fairview Road /Michelle Creek Thurston County of 80,100 80,100 160,200
99-1446 East Fork Rocky Creek Bridge Pierce County Public Works 339,000 113,000 452,000
99-1436 Middle Stimson Creek Fish Passage Mason Conservation Dist 49,000 16,500 65,500
99-1458 Larson Lake Creek Fish Passage Mason Conservation Dist 30,586 29,130 59,716
99-1434 Upper Stimson Creek Fish Passage Mason Conservation Dist 73,125 24,875 98,000
99-1439 17th Ave. Culvert Replacement Thurston County of 42,400 15,860 58,260
99-1438 Cady Lake Creek Fish Passage Mason Conservation Dist 43,870 37,750 81,620
99-1453 Johnson Creek Culvert Kitsap County of 36,800 12,667 49,467
Total Fish Passage Projects 774,981 409,982 1,184,963
Fish Habitat and Screening Projects 
99-1313 Elwha River Engineered Logjams Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe 54,761 126,200 180,961
99-1306 Dungeness Salmon Habitat Restoration FY Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe 83,990 30,000 113,990
99-1407 Chimacum Headwaters Restoration Project Salmon Restoration Consulting 10,368 17,600 27,968
99-1304 Kinkade Island Dike Removal Clallam Co Dept of Comm. Dev. 85,000 50,000 135,000
99-1307 Dungeness Water Conser./Instream Flows Sequim-Dungeness Valley Agricu 100,000 25,000 125,000
99-1370 Christian Chimacum Creek Habitat Project North Olympic Salmon Coalition 8,000 1,600 9,600
99-1363 Scholz Reparian Restoration Jefferson Co Conservation Dist 10,810 500 11,310
99-1374 Indian Creek Railroad Bridge Wild Oympic Salmon 20,000 8,000 28,000
99-1372 UW Research Station Wetlands Rest Pr. Kitsap County of 100,000 0 100,000
99-1362 Woodland Creek Revegetation Project Lacey Water Resources 15,000 25,000 40,000
99-1331 Hurd Creek Habitat Restoration Fish & Wildlife Dept of 25,000 6,250 31,250
Total Habitat and Screening Projects 512,929 290,150 803,079
Puget Sound Southwest SRR Totals 1,287,910 700,132 1,988,042
SRR - Washington Coastal 
Proj # Project Name Project Sponsor Request Match Total
Fish Passage Projects 
99-1462 East Fork Tarboo Creek Jefferson County Public Works 84,240 149,700 233,940
99-1461 East Fork Tarboo Creek Passage Fish & Wildlife Dept of 99,700 134,200 233,900
99-1468 Fletcher Creek Jefferson County Public Works 243,750 81,250 325,000
99-1432 Vantine Road Culvert Replacement Thurston County Roads & Trans 26,625 8,900 35,525
99-1460 North Branch East Fork Tarboo Creek Jefferson County Public Works 112,500 37,500 150,000
99-1449 Thomas Springs Fish & Wildlife Dept of 25,000 25,000 50,000
99-1448 Eagle Creek Springs Fish & Wildlife Dept of 36,000 56,000 92,000
Total Fish Passage Projects 627,815 492,550 1,120,365
Fish Habitat and Screening Projects 
99-1303 Road-Derived Fine Sediment Control Quileute Natural Resources 45,000 15,000 60,000
99-1368 Grays River LWD Placement Columbia Pacific RC&D 99,935 33,500 133,435
99-1364 Ziegler Cr. Grndwater-Fed Sockeye Ch PII Quinault Indian Nation 10,000 2,000 12,000
99-1357 Doleman/Lawton Reparian Restoration Chehalis Tribe 33,764 51,545 85,309
99-1385 Chinook Watershed Restoration Sea Resources 86,700 21,000 107,700
99-1399 Robbins-Beaver Creek Riparian Restoratio Thurston Co Conservation Dist 2,980 1,500 4,480
99-1400 Denney Riparian Planting & Fencing Thurston Co Conservation Dist 8,225 2,500 10,725
Total Habitat and Screening Projects 286,604 127,045 413,649
Washington Coastal SRR Totals  914,419 619,595 1,534,014
Revised August 3, 1999
TOTAL PROJECT $$ FUNDED 6,667,241 4,378,272 11,045,513