We are one of 14 Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups through Washington State formed by a mandate from the legislature in 1989. Our group was formed soon after in 1991. Since that time we have grown to include a board of 9 directors, 4 full time and 2 part-time staff members. Our newly revised mission as stated here is:
These grants allow us to use the WRIAs 3-Year Work Plans to locate and develop projects that restore salmonid and aquatic habitats in Thurston and Mason counties.
Excellent engineering and a great construction crew made both of these projects a success for salmon, the FFF program and the grateful landowners.
The phase II project built upon work completed in Phase I 2010. Phase II saw the completion of 13 ELJs and the removal a mile of road from the floodplain totaling over 60,000 cubic yard of fill removed from the river, and reconnection of at least 80 acres of floodplain. After year 1 construction the river has already shifted and is occupying area which were formerly road fill and juvenile salmon are already using the shade and pools the log jams are creating.
Restored Shoreline habitat and salt-marsh wetlands for juvenile salmonids, and Chum spawning Two properties, Randall owned by CLT and Allison Springs owned by City Olympia Emphasize CLT: spear-headed project and obtained funding
Well, that’s it for our project recap…we have completed some amazing projects in 2011 and will continue to do so right into 2012 and beyond. Thank you again for joining us here tonight and here is Lance to go talk about Kennedy creek and some of our other great events.
2012 annual meeting presentation part 1
2012 Annual Meeting <ul><li>January 26 th , Lacey Community Center </li></ul>
Our Mission: “ Protect and restore salmon populations and aquatic habitat with an emphasis on ecosystem function through scientifically informed projects, community education, and volunteer involvement”.
The Life Cycle of Habitat Projects: A brief summary
Project Concept Lead Entity Landowners Local Partners Scientific Reports and Assessments Apply for Funding Yes No SRFB Grants Other Grants: USFW, DOE, EPA, NFWF Partner Contributions: Tribal, Private Mitigation Funds Re-evaluate Concept Funded Implementation 1-5 years 1-2 years
Permitting Design Construction Contracting Dept. Fish And Wildlife HPA Army Corps Clean Water Act Dept. of Ecology Local Govt. SEPA Engineers/ Consultants Stakeholder Meetings Competitive Bid Process Develop Contract and Specifications On the Ground Project Implementation 1-3 years ~ 3 years per project
2011-12 Project Development and Implementation <ul><li>WRIAs 13, 14 & McLane Development Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Family Forest Fish Passage </li></ul><ul><li>Projects- Schneider and Purdy creek </li></ul><ul><li>Greenwater Floodplain Phase II </li></ul><ul><li>Allison Springs and Randall Restoration </li></ul><ul><li>Deschutes River ELJ Design </li></ul><ul><li>Stream Monitorin g </li></ul>
Watershed Development Grants for WRIAs 13, 14 & McLane Counties: Thurston and Mason Objective: To develop projects from WRIAs 3-Year work lists Funding: SRFB Partners: Squaxin Island Tribe Engineering: Waterfall Engineering, Cardno-ENTRIX
Counties: Thurston and Kitsap Objective: Restore fish passage Funding: FFF-PP program: WDFW, DNR, RCO Partners: Gerasimczyk family, Norby family Engineering: Fisheries Consultants Contractor: McClung Contracting Family Forest Fish Passage Projects: Schneider and Purdy creek
Greenwater River- Phase II County: Pierce/King Objective: In-stream habitat and Floodplain Funding: SRFB, EPA, WSDOT, NRDA, USFS Partners: Puyallup and Muckleshoot Tribes, USDA Forest Service Engineering: Herrera Environmental Cardno-ENTRIX Contractor: RV Associates, Mason CD, OREC
Allison Springs and Randall County: Thurston Objective: Estuary Restoration and Fish Passage Funding: SRFB, USFWS, Ecology via Cap. Land Trust Partners: Capitol Land Trust City of Olympia People for P. Sound Engineering: Waterfall Eng.
Deschutes River ELJ Design Grant County: Thurston Objective: Project Design and stakeholder support Funding: Salmon Recovery Funding Board-SRFB Partners: Viik Family,Turner Family, and Turner Rd residents. Engineering: Cardno-ENTRIX