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.



  • January 15 - Ellensburg

  • February 19 - Yakima

  • March 18 - Ellensburg

  • April 15 - Yakima

  • May 20 - Ellensburg

  • June 17 - Yakima

  • July 15 - Ellensburg

  • August 19 - Yakima

  • September 16 - Ellensburg

  • October 21 - Yakima

  • November 18 - Ellensburg

  • December 16 – Yakima

                *Location subject to change


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 189 projects.  Our accomplishments, as of 2018, have been:

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

  • 56,535 AF screened (acre-feet screened – volume)

  • 51.5 cfs trusted (dedicated to instream flow)

  • 3,787 AF trusted

  • 233 miles of streams opened to fish

  • 218 acres revegetated

  • 15.4 miles of stream bank vegetated

YTAHP Meeting Minutes

Contact us directly for minutes prior to 2019

YTAHP Reports

Yakima Tributary Access

& Habitat Program

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