Restoring, enhancing, improving watershed or stream function and process.

Contractor Bid Packet for the Tillicum Fan Habitat Enhancement Project

The Yakama Nation's Upper Columbia Habitat Restoration Project is requesting bids for construction of a Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project to be implemented adjacent to the Mad River during the in-water work window for this reach which is July 16th-July 31st.  The project will involve all work elements and specifications found in the Projet Plans attached to this Request for Bids Announcement. 

Engineering & Design RFP for the Deadhorse Tunnel Project Area

Yakama Nation Fisheries is seeking proposals from qualified engineering firms to award a design and engineering services contract in support of salmon habitat restoration activities taking place in the Upper Wenatchee River Watershed in Chelan County, WA.  The design and engineering contract will cover site investigation and concept development for enhancing aquatic habitats in the Deadhorse Tunnel Project Area.  Based upon the proposals received under this solicitation the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation will award a design contract for the Scope of Work described within

RFP Helicopter Wood Placement Design

The Yakama Nation’s Yakama Reservation Watersheds Project (YRWP) is pleased to announce that we will be accepting bids for the Satus Creek Helicopter Wood Placement Restoration Project Design. The anticipated project implementation window is October 1 - October 14, 2018. Therefore, a final design and technical memorandum deadline of August 3, 2018 has been established. Bids will be accepted until close of business on January 29, 2018.

Yakama Nation Superfund Section Technical Consultant RFQ

The Yakama Nation requests qualifications (RFQ) from engineering and consulting firms to accomplish the work elements outlined in this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and provide technical assistance to support YNF’s work on cleaning up and restoring hazardous waste sites in the Columbia River Basin. Yakama Nation will review the response to this RFQ to establish one or more technical support contracts. This RFQ will be considered viable for contracting purposes for FY2018, 2019, and 2020.

The RFQ can be found below in the Project Downloads.

Natapoc Habitat Enhancement Project (Large Woody Material Option)

 This project entails placing large woody material (LWM) along the mainstem Upper Wenatchee River in crib-like structures.  The length of the treatment will be for approximately 100 yds. however; the treatment will be non-continuous in favor of utilizing gaps in the riparian canopy as well as further minimizing disturbance to riparian bank vegetation for exact structure placement.  

Nason Creek Recreation and Large Wood Assessment

This report presents the findings of the Nason Creek Recreation Assessment.  The goal of this study is to support the work of the Yakama Nation and partners as they continue to seek ways to balance the ecological benefits of habitat restoration projects for salmonid species with the safety and recreation experience of river users.
This study employed a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods to achieve the following objectives:
- Characterize existing boating recreation use levels;

Chewuch River Reach Assessment

The Chewuch River supports populations of salmonids that are currently listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), including spring Chinook salmon, summer steelhead, and bull trout. Habitat for these species has been impacted by anthropogenic activities throughout the basin. Specific goals of this assessment include:
• Identify actions that address critical aquatic habitat impairments limiting the productivity of local salmonid populations.

Goodfellow/Chotzen Floodplain Reconnection

The proposed Goodfellow/Chotzen Floodplain Reconnection Project (Sunnyslope side channel) utilizes natural processes to restore floodplain functions in an approximately 5-acre area located along the left bank (north side) of the Wenatchee River at RM 1.4. The project will remove a low earthen berm from the floodplain, allowing water from an existing side channel to access a larger portion of its historic floodplain during high flows.