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Upper Toppenish Watershed Restoration Project (9803300) Yakama Nation Division of Natural Resources.

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1 Upper Toppenish Watershed Restoration Project ( ) Yakama Nation Division of Natural Resources

2 Yakama Reservation BPA Projects

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4 Goals 1.Moderate flow regime 2.Foster vegetative recovery 3.Improve habitat for fish and wildlife 4.Improve land management 5.Monitor and evaluate results, apply adaptive management

5 Factors Limiting Fisheries Productivity Flow regime Climate Passage and habitat problems downstream of project area

6 Watershed Assessment Recommendations Improve grazing management Transportation system design & maintenance Prescribed burning Beaver habitat enhancement Headwater meadow restoration Riparian & floodplain revegetation

7 Planned Restoration Activities Restore channelized, diked stream reaches to historic channels Revegetate riparian areas and floodplains Aggrade channelized stream reaches Improve grazing management Restore headwater meadows Reduce sediment inputs from roads

8 Restore channelized reaches

9 Revegetate riparian areas & floodplains

10 Restore headwater meadows

11 Reduce sediment inputs from roads

12 Past Accomplishments Reestablishing fish passage Channel rehabilitation Floodplain road relocation Grazing management

13 Reestablishing fish passage

14 Channel rehabilitation

15 Grazing Management

16 Spawning ground surveys Riparian Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) assessment Photo points at treatment locations Monitoring & Evaluation

17 Partnerships FEMA Yakama Nation Transportation Program Toppenish-Simcoe Instream Flow Restoration Project Yakama Nation Lower Valley Wetlands/Riparian Restoration Yakama Nation Flood Management Project


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