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Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management CBFWA Presentation September 22, 2004 Clearwater Subbasin Focus Watershed Program 199706000.

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1 Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management CBFWA Presentation September 22, 2004 Clearwater Subbasin Focus Watershed Program

2 Big Canyon Lapwai Lolo Creek McComas Newsome Creek DFRM-Watershed Division History Building a Successful Watershed Restoration Program The Beginnings 1996 – 6 BPA Early Action Projects in Clearwater Subbasin Fishing to Legendary Bear

3 Project History Received the Chief of the Forest Service Rise to the Future Award for Collaborative Aquatic Restoration between the Clearwater National Forest and the Nez Perce Tribal Watershed Program Received the Chief of the Forest Service Rise to the Future Award for Collaborative Aquatic Restoration between the Clearwater National Forest and the Nez Perce Tribal Watershed Program Completed final draft of Clearwater Subbasin Summary Completed final draft of Clearwater Subbasin Summary.

4 Project History Cont Nez Perce Tribal Watershed Department and Clearwater National Forest has been nominated for USDA award in our restoration collaborative projects Nez Perce Tribal Watershed Department and Clearwater National Forest has been nominated for USDA award in our restoration collaborative projects Completed Master Challenge Cost Share with the Clearwater and Nez Perce National Forests Completed Master Challenge Cost Share with the Clearwater and Nez Perce National Forests Began Clearwater Subbasin Planning and M&E process Began Clearwater Subbasin Planning and M&E process Expanded tribal involvement in other subbasin planning efforts Expanded tribal involvement in other subbasin planning efforts – AFS Award for Riparian Excellence – AFS Award for Riparian Excellence.

5 Clearwater Subbasin Plan First ISRP review in 1998 First ISRP review in 1998 Required all fisheries project work to be part of a basin-scale master recovery plan Required all fisheries project work to be part of a basin-scale master recovery plan Shifted implementation monies to planning Shifted implementation monies to planning Began scoping contract in 1998 Began scoping contract in 1998 Contracted Clearwater Subbasin Assessment and Plan Contracted Clearwater Subbasin Assessment and Plan Worked with NPCC to generate additional funds Worked with NPCC to generate additional funds

6 Expansion Into Regional Approach Increased Scope of Work and Coordination throughout 1855 Treaty Territory Increased Scope of Work and Coordination throughout 1855 Treaty Territory Coordinated other Subbasin Plans Coordinated other Subbasin Plans Clearwater Clearwater Lower Salmon Lower Salmon Hells Canyon Hells Canyon Imnaha Imnaha Asotin Asotin Tucannon Tucannon Lower Snake Lower Snake Grande Ronde Grande Ronde Planning efforts support project implementation. Planning efforts support project implementation. Red=Lead Entity; White=Co-Leads; and Yellow=Participants

7 Land Management Activities Comment on Federal and State Land activities within tribal lands. Comment on Federal and State Land activities within tribal lands. Timber harvest activities. Timber harvest activities. North Lochsa Face, North Lochsa Face, Meadow Face, Meadow Face, Etc. Etc. Watershed restoration activities. Watershed restoration activities. General land management activities. General land management activities.

8 Land Management Activities Cont. Coordinate landscape activities between federal, state, tribal, and private land managers. Coordinate landscape activities between federal, state, tribal, and private land managers. Subbasin Planning, Subbasin Planning, Watershed Planning, Watershed Planning, Project identification and implementation, Project identification and implementation, Restoration activities. Restoration activities.

9 Restoration Activities 23 Restoration Projects on the ground throughout Treaty Territory 23 Restoration Projects on the ground throughout Treaty Territory Restoration activities include Restoration activities include Removal of Failing Roads Removal of Failing Roads Culvert Replacement Culvert Replacement Riparian Restoration and Fencing Riparian Restoration and Fencing Off-site Watering Off-site Watering Channel Restoration and Bank Stabilization Channel Restoration and Bank Stabilization Smaller-scale watershed assessments Smaller-scale watershed assessments Watershed Monitoring Watershed Monitoring

10 Funding Sources 11 BPA Projects 11 BPA Projects 5 Pacific Salmon Recovery Fund Projects 5 Pacific Salmon Recovery Fund Projects 2 NOAA Community Based Restoration Project 2 NOAA Community Based Restoration Project 3 Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) Project 3 Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) Project 1 National Forest Foundation Grant 1 National Forest Foundation Grant 1 United States Fish and Wildlife Service Grant 1 United States Fish and Wildlife Service Grant

11 Organization

12 QUESTIONS ?? /8 -#3 in Idaho


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