Kris Buelow

USFS Removes Final Fish Passage Barrier on North Fork Touchet, Dayton, WA

Using funding from the Snake River Salmon Recovery Board the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Worked with the Umatilla National Forest to remove the last remaining fish passage barrier on the North Fork Touchet River.  In total those conducting habitat restoration in the Touchet have removed seven passage barriers from the main stem and North Fork including the USFS removing a barrier down stream at Corral Creek.  Completion on the project is anticipated this August and full article has been posted in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin and can be viewed at:  (Union Bulletin July 22, 2013)

Final SRFB Lead Entity Process Complete (Nine Applications Forwarded for Funding).

In 2013, the Snake River Salmon Recovery Board (SRSRB) approved 9 habitat restoration project for funding under the Salmon Recovery Funding Board funds allocated to the Snake River Recovery Boards Region.  The total allocation this year is $1,580,048 and will be available to local habitat restoration sponsors pending SRFB approval in December 2013.  To view the SRSRB 2013 Lead Entity List 2013 Lead Entity List