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The 2019 Yakima Basin local grant round process is complete. Our Board of Directors approved the ranked funding list July 31st, 2019 and the list was submitted to the state on August 15th. Final grant decisions were announced at the December SRFB meeting in Olympia

The following table outlines the recommended funding list approved by YBFWRB Board of Directors. We received an allocation of $1,234,804 for the Yakima Basin Lead Entity. In addition to our allocation, the Yakima Basin Lead Entity has come to an agreement with the Lower Columbia Lead Entity to utilize a portion of their allocation in order to fund the full list.

2019 Yakima Basin SRFB Submission Report

2019 Proposals Recommended for Funding

Project SponsorProject NameRequestTotal w/Match
Kittitas County Conservation DistrictThe Ranch on Swauk Creek$168,691$229,155
Trout UnlimitedTjossem Ditch -- Improving Salmonid Survival$176,985$298,774
Yakama NationTieton River Restoration Design Site #4$90,000$90,000
Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement GroupUpper Yakima River Cottonwood Assessment$199,764
$236,195
Yakama NationAhtanum Village Restoration Design$120,000
$120,000
Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement GroupSpoon Full Side Channels$338,295
$398,595
Kittitas Conservation TrustHanson Ponds Project$187,418 $187,418
Totals$1,281,153$1,560,137

Please note: The Naches North Loop Side Channel and Teanaway RM 8 Floodplain Revegetation projects were withdrawn for consideration of funding prior to submitting the ranked list to SRFB. The Tucker Creek Fish Passage Design project was withdrawn for consideration of funding following the submission of the ranked list to SRFB but before formal funding awards in December.

In addition to the projects listed above, the SRFB awarded $883,088 to Kittitas County Conservation District for the Yakima Fish Passage Targeted Investment Projects. This project is part of a larger effort in the Wilson-Naneum-Cherry watershed to address spatial structure and was supported by the SRFB as an important move towards de-listing of Mid-Columbia steelhead. Find more information on this and all projects funded in 2019 from the WA Recreation Conservation Office.