General subbasin activities to address fish and wildlife concerns include habitat enhancement planning, watershed assessment and coordination, and habitat improvements. Funding sources include BPA, USDA, USFS, USFWS, ODFW, and CTUIR.
Several in-basin, fisheries-specific restoration and habitat enhancement projects have been accomplished by the tribe and cooperating agencies (Table 52).
Table 52. Umatilla basin fisheries restoration program habitat enhancement components
Channel reconstruction (CR); Bank stabilization (BS); Instream structures (IS); Riparian fencing (RF); Riparian seeding and planting (RSP); Passage Improvements (PI); Land Acquisition (LA); Off Stream Watering (OSW)
Records for the BPA Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program date back to 1980, covering planning activities, hatchery construction, outplanting, law enforcement, and fish habitat improvements as implemented by a variety of local, state, tribal, and federal agencies (Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority 1999). Specifics are listed in .
Table 53. BPA-funded Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program activities (Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority 1999; Bonneville Power Administration and Northwest Power Planning Council 1999; Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 2001)
Solve passage problems on Birch Creek by using weir and pool fish ladders
Other projects in the subbasin have been funded and implemented independently or cooperatively by several national and/or regional agencies. These range from habitat restoration to regulatory planning. Overview details are provided in Table 54.
Table 54. Non BPA-funded fish and wildlife activities within the Umatilla River subbasin (Shaw 1997; Oregon Department of Environmental Quality et al. 2000; U. S. Forest Service 1990; Mark Kirsch, ODFW, personal communication January 11, 2001)
UBWC, landowners, ODF, ODFW, NRCS, UCSWCD
Streamflow Restoration Prioritization. ODFW has established priorities for streamflow restoration needs in the Umatilla based on individual rankings of several factors.
Subbasin-wide habitat enhancement
Riparian vegetation improvement in Buckaroo and Butter Creeks