Committee to seek sponsors for projects throughout the Chehalis river basin


WDFW – The Aquatic Species Restoration Plan (ASRP) Steering Committee for the Chehalis River Basin is seeking applications for sponsors who will implement future restoration, acquisition, protection and conservation projects in the basin pouring. The PRSA is a scientific plan developed in collaboration with regional partners to restore and protect the habitat of aquatic species.

The Chehalis Basin encompasses 3,400 miles of perennial streams and rivers in southwest Washington state. In addition to the Chehalis River, the basin includes the Black, Elk, Johns, Hoquiam, Humptulips, Newaukum, Satsop, Skookumchuck, Wishkah, and Wynoochee rivers, as well as their tributaries.

Applicants must submit information about their organization by November 19, 2021. For instructions on how to apply, see the online qualification request document.

Eligibility is open to organizations with experience in various aspects of restoring and protecting aquatic habitats, such as conservation, project development, outreach, design, acquisition, procurement licensing, contracting and landowner relations.

Successful applicants will be added to a list of project sponsors, which does not guarantee funds for the development and implementation of the project. Instead, the list establishes eligibility to receive these funds through the project development and implementation processes.

The ASRP Steering Committee will host a virtual webinar on Friday, October 22 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to provide potential sponsors the opportunity to ask questions about how to get involved, the project implementation and funding processes, and areas and actions. for the implementation of the project for the next two years.

For more information and to confirm your attendance for the webinar, please contact Emelie McKain at [email protected]

Funds for this work will be allocated as part of a future process of working with regional implementation teams to identify and prioritize project development opportunities in three regions: Lower Chehalis, Middle Chehalis and Upper Chehalis.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is also seeking qualifications and quotes for a Project Technical Review Team – a group of up to four independent experts available to provide periodic review and consultation on all projects. submitted for ASRP funding.

WDFW is seeking a broad participation of technical experts with experience in aquatic habitat restoration, protection and conservation projects and in research. Applicants can represent government, business, consultants, non-profit organizations, academia, and other sectors. The technical review team is independent in the sense that its members do not represent an agency or constituency.

For more information on the Technical Review Team Qualification and Quotation Request, visit the Chehalis Basin Strategy website.

Since 2017, the ASRP Steering Committee has worked with the Chehalis Basin Council and the Chehalis Basin Office of the Washington Department of Ecology to help invest $ 48.1 million to complete 66 projects benefiting salmon. , rainbow trout and other important aquatic species. The Steering Committee supports the larger Chehalis Basin Strategy to reduce major flood damage and restore habitat for important aquatic species in the Chehalis River Basin.

The Steering Committee is made up of three voting representatives of the Confederate Tribes of the Chehalis Reserve, the Quinault Indian Nation and the WDFW. Other non-voting members include representatives from Ecology, the Chehalis Basin Partnership, local conservation districts and other nonprofits and consultancies.


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