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Objectives

Objectives (from 2004 subbasin plan and data)
(Delisting Threshold)
Naches River - 1,500 adults
Satus Creek - 500 natural adults (plus additional 500 in lower mainstem or in another population)
Toppenish Creek - 250 natural adults
Upper Yakima - 500 adults
Summer Steelhead
2,550 - 3050 adultsBull Trout
Allow for natural sediment and bedload transport at all discharge levels.All aquatic focal species
Assess means of removal or immobilization of harmful chemicals entering/existing in water bodies.All aquatic focal species
Connect functional core habitats across Subbasin by 2105.Lewis' Woodpecker
Connect functional core habitats across Subbasin by 2105.Western Gray Squirrel
Connect functional core habitats across Subbasin by 2105.White-Headed Woodpecker
Continue to reduce fine sediment loading from artificial drain network.All aquatic focal species
Develop flow benchmarks and fund and implement projects that move the hydrograph toward the benchmark.All aquatic focal species
Develop flow benchmarks that move the hydrograph to a more natural condition including: a decrease in the duration and magnitude of the low flow period, reestablish more natural spring peak flows, and reestablish more natural winter flows.All aquatic focal species
Eliminate or reduce brook trout from presently occupied and suitable bull trout habitat.Bull Trout
Eliminate or reduce severity of flip/flop on ecological processes for both animal and vegetation life.All aquatic focal species
Eliminate the effects of splash dams.All aquatic focal species
Ensure habitat connectivity is accomplished on at least 50% of priority areas between large shrub steppe properties to prevent further isolation of focal species by 2020.Brewer's Sparrow
Ensure habitat connectivity is accomplished on at least 50% of priority areas between large shrub steppe properties to prevent further isolation of focal species by 2020.Greater Sage Grouse
Ensure habitat connectivity is accomplished on at least 50% of priority areas between large shrub steppe properties to prevent further isolation of focal species by 2020.Mule deer
Establish new cottonwood stands in active riparian zones in all potential cottonwood restoration locations in Yakima subbasin by 2020.American Beaver
Establish new cottonwood stands in active riparian zones in all potential cottonwood restoration locations in Yakima subbasin by 2020.Mallard
Establish new cottonwood stands in active riparian zones in all potential cottonwood restoration locations in Yakima subbasin by 2020.Yellow Warbler
Establish reintroduced populations into formerly occupied areas, where habitat has recovered from past land use, by 2020.Brewer's Sparrow
Establish reintroduced populations into formerly occupied areas, where habitat has recovered from past land use, by 2020.Greater Sage Grouse
Establish reintroduced populations into formerly occupied areas, where habitat has recovered from past land use, by 2020.Mule deer
Implement measures to improve vegetative condition of at least 50% of known degraded montane wetlands by year 2020.Greater Sandhill Crane
Implement measures to improve vegetative condition of at least 50% of known degraded montane wetlands by year 2020.Western Toad
Implement measures to protect at least 50% of unprotected montane wetlands by 2020.Greater Sandhill Crane
Implement measures to protect at least 50% of unprotected montane wetlands by 2020.Western Toad
Improve habitat condition for focal species in shrub steppe habitat that have livestock grazing programs by 2020.Brewer's Sparrow
Improve habitat condition for focal species in shrub steppe habitat that have livestock grazing programs by 2020.Greater Sage Grouse
Improve habitat condition for focal species in shrub steppe habitat that have livestock grazing programs by 2020.Mule deer
Improve habitat diversity by restoring flow to stream channels, side channels and springbrooks, restoring the surfacewater/groundwater interface.All aquatic focal species
Improve management of road/culvert systems to restore passage and prevent future failure.All aquatic focal species
Improve road configuration during reconstruction activities for bridges and road alignment.All aquatic focal species
Improve road management on public lands, in the forest setting, near streams, and on the Yakima Training Center (YTC).All aquatic focal species
Improve understanding of population dynamics and the negative and positive effects of artificial population management (production hatchery, supplementation programs, physical transfer of fish).All aquatic focal species
Improve, through protection and restoration, the wetted area of the stream channel and riparian zone function through restoration of normative flow regimes, reducing disturbance to the riparian zone, and direct revegetation to restore LWD and other habitat forming inputs to the system.All aquatic focal species
Increase overall productivity in nutrient poor location in upper watersheds.All aquatic focal species
Increase population and genetic diversity of the Yakima Training Center population by 2020.Brewer's Sparrow
Increase population and genetic diversity of the Yakima Training Center population by 2020.Greater Sage Grouse
Increase population and genetic diversity of the Yakima Training Center population by 2020.Mule deer
LWD installation to improve complexity.All aquatic focal species
Manage appropriate populations for harvest and all populations for sustainability over the long term.All aquatic focal species
Manage flows to allow for cottonwood establishment.All aquatic focal species
None
Cleelum Lake Potential - 30-50,000 adults
Bumping Lake Potential - 10-17,000 adults
Sockeye
Protect and restore off channel habitats wherever possible.All aquatic focal species
Protect areas with existing intact microbiotic crust.Brewer's Sparrow
Protect areas with existing intact microbiotic crust.Greater Sage Grouse
Protect areas with existing intact microbiotic crust.Mule deer
Provide adequate hydrology to reconnected habitats in the regulated tributary and mainstem floodplain areas by 2020.American Beaver
Provide adequate hydrology to reconnected habitats in the regulated tributary and mainstem floodplain areas by 2020.Mallard
Provide adequate hydrology to reconnected habitats in the regulated tributary and mainstem floodplain areas by 2020.Yellow Warbler
Provide passage at mainstem storage reservoirs to restore habitat diversity, productivity, species range, and extirpated species.All aquatic focal species
Reconnect side channel and springbrook habitats in the mainstem and tributary floodplains.All aquatic focal species
Reconnect side channels and restore floodplain, channel, and riparian zone processes to improve habitat diversity.All aquatic focal species
Reduce altered runoff from clear-cut and unvegetated areas, especially on south facing rain on snow zone.All aquatic focal species
Reduce clearcut impacts on local hydrographs.All aquatic focal species
Reduce clear-cut/unvegetated areas and artificially increased peak flow off from forest lands especially on south facing rain on snow zones.All aquatic focal species
Reduce competitive effects with non-native and hatchery reared fish.All aquatic focal species
Reduce current levels of nutrient inputs entering the river system and move the hydrograph to a more natural condition.All aquatic focal species
Reduce flow fluctuations associated with irrigation diversions and operational spill.All aquatic focal species
Reduce potential for grazing operations to impact bull trout spawning habitat or redds.Bull Trout
Reduce sediment input from altered natural stream systems.All aquatic focal species
Reduce stormwater runoff.All aquatic focal species
Reduce stream and river constriction where possible by reconfiguration of levees and other infrastructure.All aquatic focal species
Reduce/eliminate false attraction flows.All aquatic focal species
Reduce/eliminate toxic loading to river.All aquatic focal species
Reintroduce sockeye, and other extirpated anadromous species, and establish self-sustaining populations by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Replace/redesign diversion dams in tributaries to allow passage and prevent entrainment.All aquatic focal species
Restore channel form and process by removal, relocation or alteration of levees, bridges, diversion dams.All aquatic focal species
Restore existing populations to their former range, maintain genetic, and spatial diversity.All aquatic focal species
Restore extirpated populationsAll aquatic focal species
Restore large tree overstory with appropriate size, spacing and density of large overstory trees on focal habitat area by year 2105.Lewis' Woodpecker
Restore large tree overstory with appropriate size, spacing and density of large overstory trees on focal habitat area by year 2105.Western Gray Squirrel
Restore large tree overstory with appropriate size, spacing and density of large overstory trees on focal habitat area by year 2105.White-Headed Woodpecker
Restore lost or degraded habitats to ecologically functional conditions by 2020.American Beaver
Restore lost or degraded habitats to ecologically functional conditions by 2020.Mallard
Restore lost or degraded habitats to ecologically functional conditions by 2020.Yellow Warbler
Restore natural fire regime return interval by reducing the annual rate of unplanned shrub steppe burning by at least 50% by 2020.Brewer's Sparrow
Restore natural fire regime return interval by reducing the annual rate of unplanned shrub steppe burning by at least 50% by 2020.Greater Sage Grouse
Restore natural fire regime return interval by reducing the annual rate of unplanned shrub steppe burning by at least 50% by 2020.Mule deer
Restore non-wetland components of the floodplains, along with the wetlands, to meet the native habitat needs of the focal species.American Beaver
Restore non-wetland components of the floodplains, along with the wetlands, to meet the native habitat needs of the focal species.Mallard
Restore non-wetland components of the floodplains, along with the wetlands, to meet the native habitat needs of the focal species.Yellow Warbler
Restore normative hydrologic conditions to all unregulated tributary habitats by 2020.American Beaver
Restore normative hydrologic conditions to all unregulated tributary habitats by 2020.Mallard
Restore normative hydrologic conditions to all unregulated tributary habitats by 2020.Yellow Warbler
Restore riparian and floodplain functions.All aquatic focal species
Restore surface hydrologic function on at least 50% of montane wetland habitats with emphasis placed on those occurring in unregulated tributaries by 2020.Greater Sandhill Crane
Restore surface hydrologic function on at least 50% of montane wetland habitats with emphasis placed on those occurring in unregulated tributaries by 2020.Western Toad
Restore the temperature regime and the extent of thermal refugia to normative ranges, timing, and extent.All aquatic focal species
Screen all unscreened diversion and upgrade inadequate screening.All aquatic focal species
Strive for a 25% reduction of invasive species abundance by 2020.Brewer's Sparrow
Strive for a 25% reduction of invasive species abundance by 2020.Greater Sage Grouse
Strive for a 25% reduction of invasive species abundance by 2020.Mule deer
Study flow attributes that favor anadromy in O. mykiss specifically.All aquatic focal species
Support/cooperate with Ecology, Conservation Districts, and Irrigation Districts in improving water quality.All aquatic focal species
Utilize current state seasonal disturbance restrictions (April 1 – August 10) in all potential breeding sites by 2010.Greater Sandhill Crane
Utilize current state seasonal disturbance restrictions (April 1 – August 10) in all potential breeding sites by 2010.Western Toad
Work with landowners on protection and restoration techniques on focal habitats.American Beaver
Work with landowners on protection and restoration techniques on focal habitats.Mallard
Work with landowners on protection and restoration techniques on focal habitats.Yellow Warbler

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