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Implement Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit

To provide effective and efficient watershed restoration through coordination and support of tribal restoration planning and project implementation consistent with Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit and the NWPCC Fish and Wildlife Program.

Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit outreach

A visitor to the Oxbow Salmon Festival learning about tribal salmon restoration efforts throughout the Columbia Basin.

Project Goal

To provide effective and efficient watershed restoration through coordination and support of tribal restoration planning and project implementation consistent with Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit and the NWPCC Fish and Wildlife Program.

Impacts

Coordinated collaborative tribal input that informs regional decision-making.

Background

The major focus of the project continues to be the implementation of Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit by ensuring integration of current/proposed subbasin salmonid production and habitat objectives are implemented in all salmon recovery regional decisions and in tribal restoration/protection projects through coordination with the tribes. This project began in 1998 and has been an ongoing project funded by BPA.

Project Tasks

  1. Regional Coordination- Provide support for collaboration with tribal and CRITFC staff on ongoing issues with the NWPCC Fish and Wildlife Program such as the Columbia River Treaty, 6th Power Plan and climate change.
  2. Provide briefings and summaries of NWPCC, CBFWA and BPA meetings to Commission and CRITFC staff.
  3. Promote cost-sharing with governmental (non-BPA) and non-governmental entities.
  4. Participate in outreach/education efforts at meetings and events on tribal salmon recovery successes.
  5. Provide technical review in coordination with the tribes on regional issues such as HSRG, HLI, PNAMP and internal RM&E efforts.
  6. Develop maps, brochures, articles and website information on tribal salmon recovery projects.

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