The Yakima Tributary Access & Habitat Program was developed in 2001 to provide assistance to landowners in restoring critical salmon habitat by implementing projects that protect, restore, and enhance riparian and floodplain habitat currently or historically used by salmon.

 

Program objectives are to screen irrigation diversions, remove man-made barriers (dams, culverts, etc), restore fish passage, and enhance stream habitat.  The YTAHP program is made possible through a collaborative effort between the RC&D, local conservation districts, and many other local, state, and federal entities.  Projects are voluntary and are designed to serve the best interest of the landowner, salmon, and the community.

2021 YTAHP MEETINGS

  • January 20 - Zoom Meeting

  • February 17 - Zoom Meeting

  • March 17 - Zoom Meeting

  • April 21 - Zoom Meeting

  • May 19 - Zoom Meeting

  • June 16 - Zoom Meeting

  • July 21 - Zoom Meeting

  • August 18 - Zoom Meeting

  • September 15 - Zoom Meeting

  • October 20 - Zoom Meeting

  • November 17 - Zoom Meeting

  • December 15 – Zoom Meeting

YTAHP Partners (CORE TEAM)

Our partners are the key to our success!  Through the YTAHP partnership, key agencies and staff are involved throughout every step of each project.  These partners include:

YTAHP Funding

Primary funding for the Program is from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) with additional project funding from the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding BoardWashington Department of Ecology Water Quality Program, Community Salmon Funds, and other local, state and federal programs.

YTAHP Accomplishments

Since 2001, YTAHP has worked to develop, design, permit, and construct more than 207 projects.  Our accomplishments, as of 2020, have been:

  • 448 cfs screened (cubic feet per second of water screened with gravity or pump diversion screen rate per second)

  • 58,764 AF screened (acre-feet screened – volume)

  • 67.5 cfs trusted (dedicated to instream flow)

  • 3,787 AF trusted

  • 238 miles of streams opened to fish

  • 219 acres revegetated

  • 16.6 miles of stream bank vegetated

YTAHP Meeting Minutes

Contact us directly for minutes prior to 2020

YTAHP Reports

Yakima Tributary Access

& Habitat Program