The POSRT has been implementing restoration activities throughout focused on native salmonid recovery and protection in WRIA 62 since 2000. Currently the Team has been involved with approximately 28 projects funded by the SRFB. The amount of SRFB funding invested in WRIA 62 is approximately $4,037,531 with an additional $1,035,415 contributed as local match. The projects are typically focused on restoration activities such as fish passage issues in priority streams, riparian restoration, road obliteration, in-stream habitat restoration and assessments that lead to restoration projects or a better understanding of limiting factors for native salmonids. We are currently developing an implementation schedule that outlines the priority projects for a period of 3 years. This schedule will be available for use in 2012 SRFB funding cycle. If you would like to see the projects we have completed, please visit Habitat Work Schedule and refer to the section below for more information.

Sponsorship Eligibility

Specific groups or organizations eligible as project sponsors are outlined in the RCO Manual 18 (see documents page). Eligible applicants may be citizens, counties, Native American Tribes, private landowners, nonprofit organizations, regional fisheries enhancement groups, special purpose districts or state agencies. State agencies are required to have a local partner that is independently eligible as a sponsor. Federal Agencies are not independently eligible and other requirements may be necessary. For further eligibility information please refer to Manual 18. Any parties interested in submitting a project or in need of additional information should contact Mike Lithgow, Lead Entity Coordinator with the Kalispel Tribe at (509) 447-7435.

Project Scoring and Ranking Process

Using the POSRT Strategy (2007), the TAG identifies technically sound salmon habitat restoration opportunities (a subset from the implementation schedule) and promotes a list of rated projects to the CAG. Typically these projects come from one of the high or medium priority watersheds (see map) identified in the POSRT Strategy. The CAG then discuss the feasibility, cost effectiveness, and level of community support for each of the projects while using a set of approved criteria to rank the individual projects. Finally, the CAG presents the final list of ranked projects with a recommendation for funding. This ranked project list is then submitted to the SRFB for final funding approval.

Habitat Work Schedule

To learn more about all of the projects that are proposed, ongoing, or have been completed in WRIA 62, please see the information provided in our project tracking system, Habitat Work Schedule. This system was developed to provide the public with information on SRFB funded projects throughout the state. HWS provides a map of the past and present projects as well as details on each individual project for the Pend Oreille Lead Entity area as well as access to the other Lead Entities and projects throughout the state. We are continuously updating the projects in this database so certain projects may not be visible. Check back frequently to see our progress toward salmonid recovery in WRIA 62.