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Restore and Protect Red River Watershed BPA Project #2002-072.

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1 Restore and Protect Red River Watershed BPA Project #

2 Red River Location High priority for restoration High priority for restoration IDFG satellite fish hatchery located on mainstem IDFG satellite fish hatchery located on mainstem All projects done in cooperation with cost-share with Nez Perce National Forest All projects done in cooperation with cost-share with Nez Perce National Forest

3 Project Objectives Complete a Watershed Assessment Complete a Watershed Assessment –Forest Service completed in December 2003 Alleviate sediment input and potential input from road sources Alleviate sediment input and potential input from road sources Improve fish passage and alleviate potential culvert problems (undersized) Improve fish passage and alleviate potential culvert problems (undersized)

4 Completed Restoration Work Road Surveys – approximately 200 miles surveyed (out of 600 miles total) Road Surveys – approximately 200 miles surveyed (out of 600 miles total) Culvert Surveys – detailed surveys completed on approx. 300 crossings, these have been prioritized for replacement Culvert Surveys – detailed surveys completed on approx. 300 crossings, these have been prioritized for replacement

5 Upper Red River Project Upper Red River Watershed Restoration Project Upper Red River Watershed Restoration Project –Road Decommissioning –Road Improvements –Culvert Replacement –Campground Improvements NEPA almost completed – Environmental Assessment prepared by project leader NEPA almost completed – Environmental Assessment prepared by project leader Consultation with USFWS, NOAA, and SHPO almost complete as well. Consultation with USFWS, NOAA, and SHPO almost complete as well.

6 Upper Red River Project (continued) 6 miles Road Decommissioning is scheduled for implementation in summer miles Road Decommissioning is scheduled for implementation in summer Campground Improvements scheduled for summer of 2005 as well. Campground Improvements scheduled for summer of 2005 as well. Culvert replacement and the remainder of road work to be done Summer of Culvert replacement and the remainder of road work to be done Summer of 2006.

7 Road Decommissioning

8 Culvert Replacement

9 Campground Improvements

10 Future Work in Red River Watershed Look to Red River Watershed Assessment for project guidance and prioritization Look to Red River Watershed Assessment for project guidance and prioritization Implementation of Upper Red River Project (2005 & 2006) Implementation of Upper Red River Project (2005 & 2006) Additional sub-watersheds have road decommissioning/improvements Additional sub-watersheds have road decommissioning/improvements Culvert replacements Culvert replacements Instream work, LWD placement, mining rehabiliation work. Instream work, LWD placement, mining rehabiliation work.

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