2005 Targeted Watersheds  Grants:
                      Trinity  / Lower Klamath  Rivers
                                      California and Oregon
      WHY IS THIS WATERSHED SPECIAL?
      The Trinity River salmon fishery has been critically important to Tribal People for thousands of years
      for subsistence, cultural, religious and commercial purposes.  The Trinity River watershed
      encompasses 2,950 square miles, and the river flows 172 miles through the mountains and the Yurok
      Reservation to the Pacific Ocean. With the construction of the Trinity River Division for the purpose
      of diverting water to the Central Valley Project beginning in the 1950s, the natural flow of the river has
      been dramatically reduced, threatening the survival of the Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead
      trout populations.

      ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES
      The Trinity River watershed is under constant threat from riparian development and reduced flows.
      The Targeted Watersheds Grant funds will focus specifically on the following priority environmental
      problems that are negatively impacting salmonid populations:


         Degraded streambeds and riparian habitat and excess sedimentation as a result of commercial
        forestry and water diversion operations.

         Increased thermal loads resulting from the loss and degradation of riparian areas and habitat.
 Stream restoration on the South Fork of the
 Trinity River.
RESTORATION ACTIVITIES
The Yurok Tribe will use the Targeted Watersheds Grant
funds to improve in-stream conditions and riparian habitat.
Specifically, they will:


  Reduce sediment loading to salmonid habitat by
   decommissioning roads, rehabilitating upslope sites and
   stabilizing erodable stream banks.

  Restore habitat diversity by planting native hardwoods in
   riparian areas.

  Promote the full release of Trinity River flows through
   stream restoration, creation of low flow zones for
   salmonid rearing habitat and removal of excess sediment
   in streams.

  Monitor water quality in areas of restoration activities.
Installing willow baffles to recapture floodplain and promote
riparian recovery.
      EPA840-F-07-001K
                           www.epa.gov/twg

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A STRONG PARTNERSHIP FOR CHANGE
 Recognizing the importance of working with a broad
 range of stakeholders, the Yurok Tribe Environmental
 Program has formed a partnership with:

    Trinity County Planning Department Natural
    Resources Division
    Trinity County Resource Conservation District
    Green Diamond Resource Company
    California Coastal Conservancy
    Trinity River Restoration Program
    Trinity Management Council
    Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group
      EPA's Targeted Watersheds
                  Grants

  EPA's Targeted Watersheds Grants program is
  a competitive grant program designed to
  encourage collaborative, community-driven
  approaches to meet clean water goals.
                                                                  For More Information
                                                                  Contact:

                                                                  Kevin McKernan
                                                                  Director
                                                                  Yurok Tribe Environmental
                                                                  Program
                                                                  kevin@yuroktribe.nsn.us
                                                                  (707)482-1350

                                                                  www.yuroktribe.org/depart
                                                                  ments/ytep/ytep. htm

                                                                  Funding: $835,000
Using logs from decommissioned roads for floodplain bank recovery.
                  2005 Targeted Watersheds Grants - Trinity/Lower Klamath Rivers

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