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Manastash Creek Corridor Habitat Enhancement and Flood Hazard Reduction Plan Kick-Off Meeting June 5, 2012 7PM Hal Holmes Center
Welcome • Introductions • Agenda Review • Project Background • Funding Update • Status of Consultant Contract • Kittitas County Public Works- Status Report • Watershed Status Update • Fish • Flow • Presentation by Herrera and Watershed Science & Engineering • Q & A • Stakeholder Involvement • Closing Remarks
Project Background • Manastash Creek Restoration Project • Endangered Species Act (Mid-Columbia Steelhead) • Multiple Flood Events • Three in 2011 • Significant damage to private and public infrastructure • Funding • Converted Existing • Applied for additional • Committees • Technical • Landowner
Funding Update • Salmon Recovery Funding Board ($112,959) • Washington State Conservation Commission ($50,038) • US Bureau Of Reclamation ($25,000) • Kittitas County ($40,000)
Status of Consultant Contract • Consultant Selected • Herrera Environmental • WATERSHED Science & Engineering • Contract Signed May 2012 • Task Order Signed June 2012 • Scope of Work • LiDAR collection pre-authorized
Kittitas County Public Works - Report • Kirk Holmes, Public Works Director
Watershed Status Report • Fish . . . • Screening & Passage • Barnes Rd, Keach/Jensen, MWDA/Consolidated • Presence in Manastash Creek • Sighting • PIT Tag Detector
Watershed Conditions • Flow • High flow this season to date • Estimated at 400 CFS
Watershed Conditions • Flow • Seasonally Dry Reach • Instream Flow Improvements • Purchases from willing sellers • Conservation projects (sprinklers) • Total Trust Water • Almost 15 CFS • More planned
Stakeholder Involvement • Coordinated Resource Management (CRM) Program • Serves as a foundation to support collaborative, locally-led processes to address natural resource issues • Applies to all communities and natural resource situations including areas dominated by public lands, private lands, or a mixture of the two • CRM History • started as a way to deal with conflicts that arose over range land and livestock issues • first collaborative problem-solving group formed in 1949 near Richland, Washington • In Kittitas County - Big Game Management Roundtable, Wild Horse Grazing Plan, Manastash Creek Restoration Project
Stakeholder Involvement • Coordinated Resource Management (CRM) • Executive Committee includes • Regional Forester - USDA Forest Service • Chair - Washington State Conservation Commission • Commissioner of Public Lands - Washington State DNR • Director - Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife • Director - WSU Cooperative Extension • District Manager - USDI Bureau of Land Management • State Conservationist - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service • Chair - Washington Rangeland Committee • President - Washington Association of Conservation Districts • Director - Washington Department of Agriculture • Director - Washington Department of Ecology
Closing Remarks • Upcoming Tasks • Begin contract work • LiDAR Analysis • Permission to Access forms • Field Work • Contact and work with CRM Program to encourage stakeholder participation • Additional meetings (small groups?)