TRI STATE STEELHEADERS

Address
PO BOX 1375
WALLA WALLA, WA 99362
Contact
Website: http://tristatesteelheaders.com
Phone: +1 (509) 529-3543
Nonprofit
NTEE: L20 - Housing Development, Construction, Management
EIN: 91-1244161

Mission

TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS' MISSION IS TO RESTORE SUSTAINABLE POPULATIONS OF NATIVE SALMONIDS BY ENHANCING HABITAT, PROVIDING PUBLIC EDUCATION, AND PROMOTING RECREATIONAL ANGLING.
 201620152014
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1989
Subsection501(c)(3)
Organization typeCorporation
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$62,897.00$62,896.00$91,746.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$62,897.00$62,897.00$91,746.00
Number of employees659
Number of volunteers150015001500
Personnel
Buell, Monty
TitleVICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDEDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personMONTY BUELLMONTY BUELLMONTY BUELL
Average hours per week working for org 1.000.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Burns, Brian
TitleEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DI 
Name of key/compensated personBRIAN BURNSBRIAN BURNS 
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.00 
Reportable compensation from org$62,897.00$62,897.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionOfficerOfficer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Burns, James
Title  EXECUTIVE DI
Name of key/compensated person  JAMES BRIAN BURNS
Average hours per week working for org  40.00
Reportable compensation from org  $59,138.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Cowles, David
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARYDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personDAVID L COWLESDAVID L COWLESDAVID L COWLES
Average hours per week working for org 0.500.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Crabtree, David
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personDAVID CRABTREEDAVID CRABTREEDAVID CRABTREE
Average hours per week working for org 0.500.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Hogate, Ralph
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personRALPH HOGATERALPH HOGATERALPH HOGATE
Average hours per week working for org 0.500.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Krussel, Audra
Title DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person AUDRA KRUSSELAUDRA KRUSSEL
Average hours per week working for org 0.500.50
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00
Position Individual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Landwehr, Scott
TitlePRESIDENTPRESIDENTVICE PRESIDE
Name of key/compensated personSCOTT P LANDWEHRSCOTT P LANDWEHRSCOTT P LANDWEHR
Average hours per week working for org 5.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Mahan, Michael
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personMICHAEL MAHANMICHAEL MAHANMICHAEL MAHAN
Average hours per week working for org 0.500.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Neve, William
Title  SECRETARY
Name of key/compensated person  WILLIAM L NEVE
Average hours per week working for org  0.50
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Selby, Melodie
Title  DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  MELODIE SELBY
Average hours per week working for org  0.50
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Sheedy, Dana
Title  EXECUTIVE DI
Name of key/compensated person  DANA W SHEEDY
Average hours per week working for org  40.00
Reportable compensation from org  $32,608.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Vernon, Daniel
TitleTREASURERDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personDANIEL M VERNONDANIEL M VERNONDANIEL M VERNON
Average hours per week working for org 0.500.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Whitaker, Tom
TitleDIRECTORTREASURERTREASURER
Name of key/compensated personTOM WHITAKERTOM WHITAKERTOM WHITAKER
Average hours per week working for org 0.500.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Zalaznik, Larry
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personLARRY ZALAZNIKLARRY ZALAZNIKLARRY ZALAZNIK
Average hours per week working for org 0.505.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTRI-STATE STEELHEADERS' MISSION IS TO RESTORE SUSTAINABLE POPULATIONS OF NATIVE SALMONIDS BY ENHANCING HABITAT, PROVIDING PUBLIC EDUCATION, AND PROMOTING RECREATIONAL ANGLING.TRI STATE STEELHEADERS IS AN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION WORKING WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES, AND A BROAD CROSS SECTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS TO PROTECT AND ENHANCE SALMONID HABITAT. THE ORGANIZATION IS ACTIVELY WORKING WITH LANDOWNERS, CONSERVATION GROUPS, PRIVATE BUSINESSES, NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES, SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. THE ORGANIZATION SUPERVISES MANY ADULT AND STUDENT VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE ENGAGED IN HABITAT RESTORATION WORK.TRI STATE STEELHEADERS IS AN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION WORKING WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES, AND A BROAD CROSS SECTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS TO PROTECT AND ENHANCE SALMONID HABITAT. THE ORGANIZATION IS ACTIVELY WORKING WITH LANDOWNERS, CONSERVATION GROUPS, PRIVATE BUSINESSES, NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES, SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. THE ORGANIZATION SUPERVISES MANY ADULT AND STUDENT VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE ENGAGED IN HABITAT RESTORATION WORK.
Program expenses (total)$995,182.00$397,353.00$265,094.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EVALUATE WATERSHED HEALTH TEACHER/STUDENT TEAMS FROM REGIONAL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS MONITORED RIPARIAN RESTORATION SITES ON STREAMS RANGING FROM ASOTIN CREEK IN THE EAST TO THE TOUCHET RIVER IN THE WEST. CURRENTLY IN ITS SEVENTEENTH YEAR, THIS ONGOING MONITORING PROGRAM PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH HANDS-ON SCIENCE EXPERIENCE AND TEACHES WATERSHED HEALTH CONCEPTS. TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS PROVIDED MONITORING EQUIPMENT FOR STUDENTS TO MEASURE WATER TEMPERATURE, STREAM FLOW, DISSOLVED OXYGEN, PH LEVEL, MACRO INVERTEBRATE PRESENCE, STREAM BANK PROFILES, AND CANOPY COVERAGE AT THEIR ASSIGNED PROJECT SITE. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EVALUATE WATERSHED HEALTH (CONT) EACH YEAR THE STUDENTS DEDICATE APPROXIMATELY 1,000 HOURS TOWARDS DATA COLLECTION. SALMON IN THE CLASSROOM TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THE SALMON IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAM TO ALLOW STUDENTS THE EXPERIENCE OF REARING SALMON AND TROUT. WE SPONSORED THREE TANKS IN AREA CLASSROOMS. RAINBOW TROUT EGGS ARRIVED IN JANUARY. STUDENTS WATCHED THEM HATCH INTO THE ALEVIN STAGE AND THEN ABSORB THEIR YOLK SACS TO BECOME FRY. IN APRIL, STUDENTS RELEASED THE FRY INTO BENNINGTON LAKE. FISH EGGS AND FOOD WERE PROVIDED BY THE TUCANNON FISH HATCHERY.
Program expenses  $9,564.00
Program description  EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EVALUATE WATERSHED HEALTH TEACHER/STUDENT TEAMS FROM REGIONAL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS MONITORED RIPARIAN RESTORATION SITES ON STREAMS RANGING FROM ASOTIN CREEK IN THE EAST TO THE TOUCHET RIVER IN THE WEST. CURRENTLY IN ITS SEVENTEENTH YEAR, THIS ONGOING MONITORING PROGRAM PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH HANDS-ON SCIENCE EXPERIENCE AND TEACHES WATERSHED HEALTH CONCEPTS. TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS PROVIDED MONITORING EQUIPMENT FOR STUDENTS TO MEASURE WATER TEMPERATURE, STREAM FLOW, DISSOLVED OXYGEN, PH LEVEL, MACRO INVERTEBRATE PRESENCE, STREAM BANK PROFILES, AND CANOPY COVERAGE AT THEIR ASSIGNED PROJECT SITE. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EVALUATE WATERSHED HEALTH (CONT) EACH YEAR THE STUDENTS DEDICATE APPROXIMATELY 1,000 HOURS TOWARDS DATA COLLECTION. SALMON IN THE CLASSROOM TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THE SALMON IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAM TO ALLOW STUDENTS THE EXPERIENCE OF REARING SALMON AND TROUT. WE SPONSORED THREE TANKS IN AREA CLASSROOMS. RAINBOW TROUT EGGS ARRIVED IN JANUARY. STUDENTS WATCHED THEM HATCH INTO THE ALEVIN STAGE AND THEN ABSORB THEIR YOLK SACS TO BECOME FRY. IN APRIL, STUDENTS RELEASED THE FRY INTO BENNINGTON LAKE. FISH EGGS AND FOOD WERE PROVIDED BY THE TUCANNON FISH HATCHERY.
EDUCATION SALMON IN SCHOOL THE SALMON IN SCHOOL PROGRAM ALLOWS STUDENTS THE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE OF RAISING AND RELEASING SALMON. THIS YEAR, THE PROGRAM GREW TO SEVEN TANKS IN AREA SCHOOLS. SPRING CHINOOK EGGS ARRIVED IN OCTOBER. STUDENTS WATCHED THEM HATCH INTO THE ALEVIN STAGE AND THEN ABSORB THEIR YOLK SACS TO BECOME FRY. DURING THE MONTHS THAT THE FISH WERE GROWING, OUR STAFF PROVIDED IN- CLASS LESSONS ON FISH ANATOMY, SALMON LIFECYCLE, WATERSHED HEALTH, AND FISH ART. IN APRIL AND MAY, STUDENTS RELEASED THE FRY INTO MILL CREEK. FISH EGGS AND FOOD WERE PROVIDED BY THE UMATILLA FISH HATCHERY. (CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O) SECOND ACCOMPLISHMENT (CONT) HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EVALUATE WATERSHED HEALTH TEACHER/STUDENT TEAMS FROM REGIONAL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS MONITORED RIPARIAN RESTORATION SITES ON STREAMS RANGING FROM ASOTIN CREEK IN THE EAST TO THE TOUCHET RIVER IN THE WEST. CURRENTLY IN ITS NINETEENTH YEAR, THIS ONGOING MONITORING PROGRAM PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH HANDS-ON SCIENCE EXPERIENCE AND TEACHES WATERSHED HEALTH CONCEPTS. TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS PROVIDED MONITORING EQUIPMENT FOR STUDENTS TO MEASURE WATER TEMPERATURE, STREAM FLOW, DISSOLVED OXYGEN, PH LEVEL, MACRO INVERTEBRATE PRESENCE, STREAM BANK PROFILES, AND CANOPY COVERAGE AT THEIR ASSIGNED PROJECT SITE.
Program expenses$21,790.00$14,023.00 
Program descriptionEDUCATION SALMON IN SCHOOL THE SALMON IN SCHOOL PROGRAM ALLOWS STUDENTS THE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE OF RAISING AND RELEASING SALMON. THIS YEAR, THE PROGRAM GREW TO SEVEN TANKS IN AREA SCHOOLS. SPRING CHINOOK EGGS ARRIVED IN OCTOBER. STUDENTS WATCHED THEM HATCH INTO THE ALEVIN STAGE AND THEN ABSORB THEIR YOLK SACS TO BECOME FRY. DURING THE MONTHS THAT THE FISH WERE GROWING, OUR STAFF PROVIDED IN- CLASS LESSONS ON FISH ANATOMY, SALMON LIFECYCLE, WATERSHED HEALTH, AND FISH ART. IN APRIL AND MAY, STUDENTS RELEASED THE FRY INTO MILL CREEK. FISH EGGS AND FOOD WERE PROVIDED BY THE UMATILLA FISH HATCHERY. (CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O) SECOND ACCOMPLISHMENT (CONT) HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EVALUATE WATERSHED HEALTH TEACHER/STUDENT TEAMS FROM REGIONAL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS MONITORED RIPARIAN RESTORATION SITES ON STREAMS RANGING FROM ASOTIN CREEK IN THE EAST TO THE TOUCHET RIVER IN THE WEST. CURRENTLY IN ITS NINETEENTH YEAR, THIS ONGOING MONITORING PROGRAM PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH HANDS-ON SCIENCE EXPERIENCE AND TEACHES WATERSHED HEALTH CONCEPTS. TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS PROVIDED MONITORING EQUIPMENT FOR STUDENTS TO MEASURE WATER TEMPERATURE, STREAM FLOW, DISSOLVED OXYGEN, PH LEVEL, MACRO INVERTEBRATE PRESENCE, STREAM BANK PROFILES, AND CANOPY COVERAGE AT THEIR ASSIGNED PROJECT SITE.EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EVALUATE WATERSHED HEALTH TEACHER/STUDENT TEAMS FROM REGIONAL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS MONITORED RIPARIAN RESTORATION SITES ON STREAMS RANGING FROM ASOTIN CREEK IN THE EAST TO THE TOUCHET RIVER IN THE WEST. CURRENTLY IN ITS EIGHTEENTH YEAR, THIS ONGOING MONITORING PROGRAM PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH HANDS-ON SCIENCE EXPERIENCE AND TEACHES WATERSHED HEALTH CONCEPTS. TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS PROVIDED MONITORING EQUIPMENT FOR STUDENTS TO MEASURE WATER TEMPERATURE, STREAM FLOW, DISSOLVED OXYGEN, PH LEVEL, MACRO INVERTEBRATE PRESENCE, STREAM BANK PROFILES, AND CANOPY COVERAGE AT THEIR ASSIGNED PROJECT SITE. EACH YEAR THE STUDENTS DEDICATE APPROXIMATELY 1,000 HOURS TOWARDS DATA COLLECTION. SALMON IN THE CLASSROOM TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS CONTINUES TO OFFER THE SALMON IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAM TO ALLOW STUDENTS THE EXPERIENCE OF REARING AND RELEASING SALMON. THIS YEAR, THE PROGRAM GREW TO SIX TANKS IN AREA CLASSROOMS. SPRING CHINOOK EGGS ARRIVED IN OCTOBER. STUDENTS WATCHED THEM HATCH INTO THE ALEVIN STAGE AND THEN ABSORB THEIR YOLK SACS TO BECOME FRY. IN APRIL AND MAY, STUDENTS RELEASED THE FRY INTO MILL CREEK. FISH EGGS AND FOOD WERE PROVIDED BY THE UMATILLA FISH HATCHERY. 
OVERVIEW TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS IS A COMMUNITY-BASED NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN SALMONID HABITAT RESTORATION SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN THE MID-1960S. THE GROUP WAS GRANTED 501(C)(3) STATUS BY WASHINGTON STATE IN 1989 AND WAS DESIGNATED A REGIONAL FISHERIES ENHANCEMENT GROUP IN 2000. PROJECTS ARE FUNDED BY GRANTS FROM STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES, PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS, AND CORPORATE SPONSORS. (CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O) FIRST ACCOMPLISHMENT (CONT) OUR ORGANIZATION RECEIVES VALUABLE SUPPORT FROM THE WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY AS WELL AND THANKS TO GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES, THE STEELHEADERS' 2016 CRAB FEED FUNDRAISER NETTED 22,600 FOR EDUCATION AND YOUTH EVENTS. IN 2016, VOLUNTEERS DONATED OVER 495 HOURS TO SUPPORT OUR MISSION. RESTORATION MILL CREEK FISH PASSAGE - 9TH AVE EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION WAS COMPLETED TO IMPROVE FISH PASSAGE IN 1,050 FEET OF CONCRETE FLOOD CHANNEL. EXISTING CONDITIONS CREATE WATER DEPTHS AND VELOCITIES THAT ARE UNFAVORABLE TO FISH PASSAGE. MODIFICATIONS TO THE CHANNEL ADDED RESTING POOLS AND CREATED DEPTHS AND VELOCITIES OF WATER THAT ARE PASSABLE TO ADULT AND JUVENILE SUMMER STEELHEAD, SPRING CHINOOK, AND BULL TROUT. THE PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY THE SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD AND THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE UMATILLA INDIAN RESERVATION. MILL CREEK FISH PASSAGE - UPPER FLUME DESIGN WHILE CONSTRUCTION WAS UNDERWAY IN THE LOWER END OF THE CHANNEL AT 9TH AVENUE, PLANNING AND DESIGN WAS OCCURRING IN THE UPPERMOST MILE OF THE CONCRETE FLOOD CHANNEL. SURVEYING, HYDRAULIC MODELLING, AND CHANNEL DESIGN WERE CONDUCTED TO ADDRESS THE PASSAGE PROBLEMS POSED BY THE CHANNEL. CONSTRUCTION READY PLANS ARE SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION IN MID-2017. BRIDGE TO BRIDGE FINAL RESTORATION DESIGN FOLLOWING THE BRIDGE TO BRIDGE LEVEE REMOVAL CONSTRUCTION PHASE, FINAL DESIGNS WERE COMPLETED FOR THE 1.5 MILES OF THE WALLA WALLA RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF THE COMPLETED PHASE. THE INTENDED BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT ARE IMPROVED INSTREAM HABITAT, IMPROVED RIPARIAN HABITAT, AND IMPROVED FLOODPLAIN FUNCTION. THE FINAL DESIGN AND PLANS WERE USED TO APPLY FOR CONSTRUCTION FUNDING. THE PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY WASHINGTON'S SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD. BREWER WETLAND FIVE ACRES WITHIN THE 23 ACRE WETLAND RESTORATION SITE WERE IMPROVED AND PLANTED. AFTER GRADING IN LATE 2015, THE FIVE ACRES WERE ENCLOSED WITH DEER FENCING, SEEDED WITH A NATIVE GRASS MIX, AND PLANTED WITH OVER 5,000 TREES AND SHRUBS IN THE SPRING OF 2016. GEORGE CREEK WILDLIFE AREA RESTORATION THE GEORGE CREEK PROJECT IN ASOTIN COUNTY WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 2015 AND PLANTINGS WERE COMPLETED IN EARLY 2016. LARGE WOOD STRUCTURES WERE INSTALLED ON A 0.7 MILE REACH TO IMPROVE INSTREAM AND FLOODPLAIN HABITATS. OVER 5,100 TREES AND SHRUBS PLANTED HERE WILL HELP TO JUMP-START THE NATURAL RECOVERY OF RIPARIAN BUFFERS. THE PROJECT WAS A PARTNERSHIP WITH WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE, AND WAS FUNDED BY THE SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD. LIONS PARK POND CONCEPTUAL DESIGN THIS YOUTH FISHING POND IN COLLEGE PLACE HAS WATER QUALITY PROBLEMS THAT REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF FISH THAT ARE STOCKED BY WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF COLLEGE PLACE, LIONS CLUB, AND CONCERNED CITIZENS, WE BEGAN DESIGN WORK THAT WILL LEAD TO A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND REPORT. THIS CONCEPTUAL PLAN IS CRITICAL FIRST STEP FOR FUTURE FUNDRAISING, AND FOR ADVANCING THE PLANS FROM CONCEPTUAL TO FINAL. THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO ELIMINATE SAFETY HAZARDS, IMPROVE POND AND STREAM WATER QUALITY, AND IMPROVE THE YOUTH FISHING OPPORTUNITIES AT THE POND.
Program expenses$973,392.00  
Program descriptionOVERVIEW TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS IS A COMMUNITY-BASED NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN SALMONID HABITAT RESTORATION SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN THE MID-1960S. THE GROUP WAS GRANTED 501(C)(3) STATUS BY WASHINGTON STATE IN 1989 AND WAS DESIGNATED A REGIONAL FISHERIES ENHANCEMENT GROUP IN 2000. PROJECTS ARE FUNDED BY GRANTS FROM STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES, PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS, AND CORPORATE SPONSORS. (CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O) FIRST ACCOMPLISHMENT (CONT) OUR ORGANIZATION RECEIVES VALUABLE SUPPORT FROM THE WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY AS WELL AND THANKS TO GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES, THE STEELHEADERS' 2016 CRAB FEED FUNDRAISER NETTED 22,600 FOR EDUCATION AND YOUTH EVENTS. IN 2016, VOLUNTEERS DONATED OVER 495 HOURS TO SUPPORT OUR MISSION. RESTORATION MILL CREEK FISH PASSAGE - 9TH AVE EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION WAS COMPLETED TO IMPROVE FISH PASSAGE IN 1,050 FEET OF CONCRETE FLOOD CHANNEL. EXISTING CONDITIONS CREATE WATER DEPTHS AND VELOCITIES THAT ARE UNFAVORABLE TO FISH PASSAGE. MODIFICATIONS TO THE CHANNEL ADDED RESTING POOLS AND CREATED DEPTHS AND VELOCITIES OF WATER THAT ARE PASSABLE TO ADULT AND JUVENILE SUMMER STEELHEAD, SPRING CHINOOK, AND BULL TROUT. THE PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY THE SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD AND THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE UMATILLA INDIAN RESERVATION. MILL CREEK FISH PASSAGE - UPPER FLUME DESIGN WHILE CONSTRUCTION WAS UNDERWAY IN THE LOWER END OF THE CHANNEL AT 9TH AVENUE, PLANNING AND DESIGN WAS OCCURRING IN THE UPPERMOST MILE OF THE CONCRETE FLOOD CHANNEL. SURVEYING, HYDRAULIC MODELLING, AND CHANNEL DESIGN WERE CONDUCTED TO ADDRESS THE PASSAGE PROBLEMS POSED BY THE CHANNEL. CONSTRUCTION READY PLANS ARE SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION IN MID-2017. BRIDGE TO BRIDGE FINAL RESTORATION DESIGN FOLLOWING THE BRIDGE TO BRIDGE LEVEE REMOVAL CONSTRUCTION PHASE, FINAL DESIGNS WERE COMPLETED FOR THE 1.5 MILES OF THE WALLA WALLA RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF THE COMPLETED PHASE. THE INTENDED BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT ARE IMPROVED INSTREAM HABITAT, IMPROVED RIPARIAN HABITAT, AND IMPROVED FLOODPLAIN FUNCTION. THE FINAL DESIGN AND PLANS WERE USED TO APPLY FOR CONSTRUCTION FUNDING. THE PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY WASHINGTON'S SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD. BREWER WETLAND FIVE ACRES WITHIN THE 23 ACRE WETLAND RESTORATION SITE WERE IMPROVED AND PLANTED. AFTER GRADING IN LATE 2015, THE FIVE ACRES WERE ENCLOSED WITH DEER FENCING, SEEDED WITH A NATIVE GRASS MIX, AND PLANTED WITH OVER 5,000 TREES AND SHRUBS IN THE SPRING OF 2016. GEORGE CREEK WILDLIFE AREA RESTORATION THE GEORGE CREEK PROJECT IN ASOTIN COUNTY WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 2015 AND PLANTINGS WERE COMPLETED IN EARLY 2016. LARGE WOOD STRUCTURES WERE INSTALLED ON A 0.7 MILE REACH TO IMPROVE INSTREAM AND FLOODPLAIN HABITATS. OVER 5,100 TREES AND SHRUBS PLANTED HERE WILL HELP TO JUMP-START THE NATURAL RECOVERY OF RIPARIAN BUFFERS. THE PROJECT WAS A PARTNERSHIP WITH WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE, AND WAS FUNDED BY THE SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD. LIONS PARK POND CONCEPTUAL DESIGN THIS YOUTH FISHING POND IN COLLEGE PLACE HAS WATER QUALITY PROBLEMS THAT REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF FISH THAT ARE STOCKED BY WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF COLLEGE PLACE, LIONS CLUB, AND CONCERNED CITIZENS, WE BEGAN DESIGN WORK THAT WILL LEAD TO A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND REPORT. THIS CONCEPTUAL PLAN IS CRITICAL FIRST STEP FOR FUTURE FUNDRAISING, AND FOR ADVANCING THE PLANS FROM CONCEPTUAL TO FINAL. THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO ELIMINATE SAFETY HAZARDS, IMPROVE POND AND STREAM WATER QUALITY, AND IMPROVE THE YOUTH FISHING OPPORTUNITIES AT THE POND.  
OVERVIEW TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS IS A COMMUNITY-BASED NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN SALMONID HABITAT RESTORATION SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN THE MID-1960S. THE GROUP WAS GRANTED 501(C)3 STATUS BY WASHINGTON STATE IN 1989 AND WAS DESIGNATED A REGIONAL FISHERIES ENHANCEMENT GROUP IN DECEMBER 2000. PROJECTS ARE FUNDED BY GRANTS FROM STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES, PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS, AND CORPORATE SPONSORS. OUR ORGANIZATION RECEIVES VALUABLE SUPPORT FROM THE WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY AS WELL AND THANKS TO GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES, THE STEELHEADERS' 2015 CRAB FEED RAISED 23,200 FOR EDUCATION AND YOUTH EVENTS. IN 2015, VOLUNTEERS DONATED OVER 960 HOURS TO SUPPORT OUR MISSION. RESTORATION RESTORATION PLANTINGS THREE PROJECTS THAT WERE CONSTRUCTED IN 2013 AND 2014 HAD FINAL PLANTINGS COMPLETED IN EARLY 2015. AT IRELAND GULCH IN COLUMBIA COUNTY, TWO BARRIER CULVERTS WERE REMOVED. DISTURBED AREAS WERE SEEDED WITH A NATIVE GRASS MIX PROVIDED BY THE US FOREST SERVICE, AND TREES WERE PLANTED TO PROVIDE FUTURE SHADE. AT YELLOWHAWK CREEK IN WALLA WALLA, TWO ROCK WEIRS WERE CONSTRUCTED TO ELIMINATE THE BARRIER POSED BY A SMALL IRRIGATION DAM. TREES AND SHRUBS PLANTED HERE WILL SHADE THE STREAM AND PROVIDE BANK STABILITY. AT GEORGE CREEK IN ASOTIN COUNTY, LARGE WOOD STRUCTURES WERE INSTALLED ON A 0.7 MILE REACH TO IMPROVE INSTREAM AND FLOODPLAIN HABITATS. TREES PLANTED HERE WILL HELP TO JUMP-START THE NATURAL RECOVERY OF RIPARIAN BUFFERS. IN TOTAL, OVER 5,100 PLANTS WERE INSTALLED AT THESE THREE SITES. BRIDGE TO BRIDGE FINAL RESTORATION DESIGN FOLLOWING THE BRIDGE TO BRIDGE LEVEE REMOVAL CONSTRUCTION PHASE, FINAL DESIGNS WERE INITIATED FOR THE 1.5 MILES OF THE WALLA WALLA RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF THE COMPLETED PHASE. THE INTENDED BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT ARE IMPROVED INSTREAM HABITAT, IMPROVED RIPARIAN HABITAT, AND IMPROVED FLOODPLAIN FUNCTION. THE FINAL DESIGN AND PLANS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED IN JULY 2016. THE PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY WASHINGTON'S SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD. MILL CREEK FISH PASSAGE - 9TH AVE EXTENSION PRE-FABRICATION OF PROJECT MATERIALS CONTINUED IN 2015 FOR THIS FISH PASSAGE PROJECT IN THE MILL CREEK FLOOD CONTROL CHANNEL. WITH FINAL PLANS READY, THIS PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE PASSAGE FOR SUMMER STEELHEAD, SPRING CHINOOK, AND BULL TROUT. THIS WILL BE THE FOURTH OF SEVERAL PASSAGE PROJECTS IN MILL CREEK, AND IS SCHEDULED FOR 2016 CONSTRUCTION. STREAM MONITORING LOCAL SUPPORT WAS PROVIDED FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY'S STREAM FLOW MONITORING IN THE WALLA WALLA WATERSHED. FROM JANUARY THROUGH JUNE, OUR STAFF VISITED FIVE STATIONS EVERY OTHER WEEK TO COLLECT DATA, TAKE MEASUREMENTS, AND PROVIDE MAINTENANCE. ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED TO ECOLOGY STAFF DURING STREAM DISCHARGE MEASUREMENTS. STREAM MONITORING PROVIDES IMPORTANT DATA THAT ARE USED FOR WATERSHED PLANNING AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT.
Program expenses $380,830.00 
Program description OVERVIEW TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS IS A COMMUNITY-BASED NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN SALMONID HABITAT RESTORATION SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN THE MID-1960S. THE GROUP WAS GRANTED 501(C)3 STATUS BY WASHINGTON STATE IN 1989 AND WAS DESIGNATED A REGIONAL FISHERIES ENHANCEMENT GROUP IN DECEMBER 2000. PROJECTS ARE FUNDED BY GRANTS FROM STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES, PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS, AND CORPORATE SPONSORS. OUR ORGANIZATION RECEIVES VALUABLE SUPPORT FROM THE WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY AS WELL AND THANKS TO GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES, THE STEELHEADERS' 2015 CRAB FEED RAISED 23,200 FOR EDUCATION AND YOUTH EVENTS. IN 2015, VOLUNTEERS DONATED OVER 960 HOURS TO SUPPORT OUR MISSION. RESTORATION RESTORATION PLANTINGS THREE PROJECTS THAT WERE CONSTRUCTED IN 2013 AND 2014 HAD FINAL PLANTINGS COMPLETED IN EARLY 2015. AT IRELAND GULCH IN COLUMBIA COUNTY, TWO BARRIER CULVERTS WERE REMOVED. DISTURBED AREAS WERE SEEDED WITH A NATIVE GRASS MIX PROVIDED BY THE US FOREST SERVICE, AND TREES WERE PLANTED TO PROVIDE FUTURE SHADE. AT YELLOWHAWK CREEK IN WALLA WALLA, TWO ROCK WEIRS WERE CONSTRUCTED TO ELIMINATE THE BARRIER POSED BY A SMALL IRRIGATION DAM. TREES AND SHRUBS PLANTED HERE WILL SHADE THE STREAM AND PROVIDE BANK STABILITY. AT GEORGE CREEK IN ASOTIN COUNTY, LARGE WOOD STRUCTURES WERE INSTALLED ON A 0.7 MILE REACH TO IMPROVE INSTREAM AND FLOODPLAIN HABITATS. TREES PLANTED HERE WILL HELP TO JUMP-START THE NATURAL RECOVERY OF RIPARIAN BUFFERS. IN TOTAL, OVER 5,100 PLANTS WERE INSTALLED AT THESE THREE SITES. BRIDGE TO BRIDGE FINAL RESTORATION DESIGN FOLLOWING THE BRIDGE TO BRIDGE LEVEE REMOVAL CONSTRUCTION PHASE, FINAL DESIGNS WERE INITIATED FOR THE 1.5 MILES OF THE WALLA WALLA RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF THE COMPLETED PHASE. THE INTENDED BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT ARE IMPROVED INSTREAM HABITAT, IMPROVED RIPARIAN HABITAT, AND IMPROVED FLOODPLAIN FUNCTION. THE FINAL DESIGN AND PLANS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED IN JULY 2016. THE PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY WASHINGTON'S SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD. MILL CREEK FISH PASSAGE - 9TH AVE EXTENSION PRE-FABRICATION OF PROJECT MATERIALS CONTINUED IN 2015 FOR THIS FISH PASSAGE PROJECT IN THE MILL CREEK FLOOD CONTROL CHANNEL. WITH FINAL PLANS READY, THIS PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE PASSAGE FOR SUMMER STEELHEAD, SPRING CHINOOK, AND BULL TROUT. THIS WILL BE THE FOURTH OF SEVERAL PASSAGE PROJECTS IN MILL CREEK, AND IS SCHEDULED FOR 2016 CONSTRUCTION. STREAM MONITORING LOCAL SUPPORT WAS PROVIDED FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY'S STREAM FLOW MONITORING IN THE WALLA WALLA WATERSHED. FROM JANUARY THROUGH JUNE, OUR STAFF VISITED FIVE STATIONS EVERY OTHER WEEK TO COLLECT DATA, TAKE MEASUREMENTS, AND PROVIDE MAINTENANCE. ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED TO ECOLOGY STAFF DURING STREAM DISCHARGE MEASUREMENTS. STREAM MONITORING PROVIDES IMPORTANT DATA THAT ARE USED FOR WATERSHED PLANNING AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT. 
RECREATION SUPPORT OF JUMBO TROUT PROGRAM TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS CONTINUED TO SUPPORT THE WDFW JUMBO TROUT PROGRAM BY PURCHASING FOOD USED TO RAISE ABOUT 4,000 JUVENILE FISH PRIOR TO RELEASE INTO APPROXIMATELY 20 SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON LAKES, INCLUDING BENNINGTON LAKE. KIDS FISHING DAYS ON THE FREE FISHING WEEKEND IN JUNE, TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS SPONSORED AN ANNUAL KIDS FISHING EVENT AT BENNINGTON LAKE. WE ALSO PARTNERED WITH THE UMATILLA NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE TO HOLD A KIDS FISHING DAY AT JUBILEE LAKE IN JULY. IN ALL, 80 KIDS REGISTERED FOR THE EVENTS. EQUIPPED WITH TACKLE, BAIT, RODS AND REELS, YOUNG ANGLERS HAD GREAT SUCCESS AT BOTH EVENTS. RODS AND REELS WERE AVAILABLE TO LOAN TO KIDS WHO DID NOT HAVE GEAR OF THEIR OWN. FOUR LUCKY RAFFLE WINNERS WENT HOME WITH NEW FISHING POLES. PARTICIPANTS TESTED THEIR SKILLS AT THE CASTING CONTEST AND ALSO ENJOYED HOT DOGS AND SODA. THE EVENTS WERE MADE POSSIBLE BY MANY LOCAL VOLUNTEERS AND BUSINESSES AS WELL AS STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES.
Program expenses $2,500.00$7,453.00
Program description RECREATION SUPPORT OF JUMBO TROUT PROGRAM TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS CONTINUED TO SUPPORT THE WDFW JUMBO TROUT PROGRAM BY PURCHASING FOOD USED TO RAISE ABOUT 4,000 JUVENILE FISH PRIOR TO RELEASE INTO APPROXIMATELY 20 SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON LAKES, INCLUDING BENNINGTON LAKE. KIDS FISHING DAYS ON THE FREE FISHING WEEKEND IN JUNE, TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS SPONSORED AN ANNUAL KIDS FISHING EVENT AT BENNINGTON LAKE. WE ALSO PARTNERED WITH THE UMATILLA NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE TO HOLD A KIDS FISHING DAY AT JUBILEE LAKE IN JULY. IN ALL, 80 KIDS REGISTERED FOR THE EVENTS. EQUIPPED WITH TACKLE, BAIT, RODS AND REELS, YOUNG ANGLERS HAD GREAT SUCCESS AT BOTH EVENTS. RODS AND REELS WERE AVAILABLE TO LOAN TO KIDS WHO DID NOT HAVE GEAR OF THEIR OWN. FOUR LUCKY RAFFLE WINNERS WENT HOME WITH NEW FISHING POLES. PARTICIPANTS TESTED THEIR SKILLS AT THE CASTING CONTEST AND ALSO ENJOYED HOT DOGS AND SODA. THE EVENTS WERE MADE POSSIBLE BY MANY LOCAL VOLUNTEERS AND BUSINESSES AS WELL AS STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES.RECREATION WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE JUMBO TROUT PROGRAM TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS CONTINUED TO SUPPORT THE WDFW JUMBO TROUT PROGRAM BY PURCHASING FOOD USED TO RAISE THE JUVENILE FISH PRIOR TO RELEASE INTO APPROXIMATELY 14 SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON LAKES, INCLUDING BENNINGTON LAKE. KIDS FISHING DAYS ON THE FREE FISHING WEEKEND IN JUNE, TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS SPONSORED AN ANNUAL KIDS FISHING EVENT AT BENNINGTON LAKE. KIDS FISHING DAYS(CONT) WE ALSO PARTNERED WITH THE UMATILLA NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE TO HOLD A KIDS FISHING DAY AT JUBILEE LAKE IN JULY. IN ALL, 120 KIDS REGISTERED FOR THE EVENTS. EQUIPPED WITH TACKLE, BAIT, RODS AND REELS, YOUNG ANGLERS HAD GREAT SUCCESS AT BOTH EVENTS. FREE RODS AND REELS WERE AVAILABLE TO KIDS WHO DID NOT HAVE GEAR OF THEIR OWN. PARTICIPANTS TESTED THEIR SKILLS AT THE CASTING CONTEST AND ALSO ENJOYED HOT DOGS AND SODA. THE EVENTS WERE MADE POSSIBLE BY MANY LOCAL VOLUNTEERS AND BUSINESSES AS WELL AS STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES.
RECREATION SUPPORT OF JUMBO TROUT PROGRAM TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS CONTINUED TO SUPPORT THE WDFW JUMBO TROUT PROGRAM BY PURCHASING FOOD USED TO RAISE ABOUT 4,000 RAINBOW TROUT. "JUMBOS" ARE ABOUT 1.5 - 2 POUNDS, AND ARE RELEASED INTO APPROXIMATELY 20 SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON LAKES, INCLUDING BENNINGTON LAKE IN WALLA WALLA. (CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O) THIRD ACCOMPLISHMENT (CONT) KIDS FISHING DAYS ON THE FREE FISHING WEEKEND IN JUNE, TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS AND THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CO-SPONSORED THE ANNUAL KIDS FISHING DAY AT BENNINGTON LAKE. WE ALSO PARTNERED WITH THE FOREST SERVICE TO HOLD A KIDS FISHING DAY AT JUBILEE LAKE IN JULY. IN ALL, 200 KIDS REGISTERED FOR THE EVENTS. RODS AND REELS WERE AVAILABLE TO LOAN TO KIDS WHO DID NOT HAVE GEAR OF THEIR OWN. FOUR LUCKY RAFFLE WINNERS WENT HOME WITH NEW FISHING POLES. SEVEN KIDS WON NEW POLES IN THE CASTING CONTEST AND THE BIGGEST FISH CONTEST. PARTICIPANTS ALSO ENJOYED FREE HOT DOGS AND SODA. THE EVENTS WERE MADE POSSIBLE BY OUR PARTNERING AGENCIES AND BY MANY LOCAL VOLUNTEERS AND BUSINESSES. FISHING 101 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YMCA OF WALLA WALLA, WE WERE ABLE TO OFFER A "LEARN TO FISH" CLASS FOR LOCAL YOUTH. THE CLASS OCCURRED OUTDOORS, ON FOUR CONSECUTIVE SATURDAY MORNINGS. KIDS LEARNED THE BASICS FROM KNOT TYING, TO CASTING, TO CLEANING FISH.
Program descriptionRECREATION SUPPORT OF JUMBO TROUT PROGRAM TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS CONTINUED TO SUPPORT THE WDFW JUMBO TROUT PROGRAM BY PURCHASING FOOD USED TO RAISE ABOUT 4,000 RAINBOW TROUT. "JUMBOS" ARE ABOUT 1.5 - 2 POUNDS, AND ARE RELEASED INTO APPROXIMATELY 20 SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON LAKES, INCLUDING BENNINGTON LAKE IN WALLA WALLA. (CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O) THIRD ACCOMPLISHMENT (CONT) KIDS FISHING DAYS ON THE FREE FISHING WEEKEND IN JUNE, TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS AND THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CO-SPONSORED THE ANNUAL KIDS FISHING DAY AT BENNINGTON LAKE. WE ALSO PARTNERED WITH THE FOREST SERVICE TO HOLD A KIDS FISHING DAY AT JUBILEE LAKE IN JULY. IN ALL, 200 KIDS REGISTERED FOR THE EVENTS. RODS AND REELS WERE AVAILABLE TO LOAN TO KIDS WHO DID NOT HAVE GEAR OF THEIR OWN. FOUR LUCKY RAFFLE WINNERS WENT HOME WITH NEW FISHING POLES. SEVEN KIDS WON NEW POLES IN THE CASTING CONTEST AND THE BIGGEST FISH CONTEST. PARTICIPANTS ALSO ENJOYED FREE HOT DOGS AND SODA. THE EVENTS WERE MADE POSSIBLE BY OUR PARTNERING AGENCIES AND BY MANY LOCAL VOLUNTEERS AND BUSINESSES. FISHING 101 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YMCA OF WALLA WALLA, WE WERE ABLE TO OFFER A "LEARN TO FISH" CLASS FOR LOCAL YOUTH. THE CLASS OCCURRED OUTDOORS, ON FOUR CONSECUTIVE SATURDAY MORNINGS. KIDS LEARNED THE BASICS FROM KNOT TYING, TO CASTING, TO CLEANING FISH.  
RESTORATION IRELAND GULCH FISH PASSAGE IN THE TOUCHET RIVER HEADWATERS SOUTH OF DAYTON, TWO BARRIERS TO STEELHEAD WERE IDENTIFIED ON A TRIBUTARY TO LEWIS CREEK. BOTH BARRIERS WERE UNDERSIZED CULVERTS, CREATING WATER VELOCITIES TOO HIGH FOR FISH TO PASS, AND BOTH HAD PLUNGE HEIGHTS OUT OF THE CULVERT THAT EXCEEDED PASSAGE CRITERIA. ONE CULVERT WAS REPLACED WITH A FORD, DUE TO LOW ROAD USE. THE SECOND CULVERT WAS REPLACED WITH A NEW CULVERT, PROPERLY SIZED TO CONVEY PEAK FLOW, WHILE PROVIDING FISH WITH A NATURAL STREAM BOTTOM THROUGH THE CULVERT. THE PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY THE FAMILY FOREST FISH PASSAGE PROGRAM. YELLOWHAWK CREEK FISH PASSAGE A SMALL, UNUSED IRRIGATION DAM ON YELLOWHAWK CREEK WAS FOUND TO BE A BARRIER FOR STEELHEAD, CHINOOK, AND BULL TROUT. THE DAM'S OWNER WOULD NOT ALLOW ITS REMOVAL, SO TO CORRECT THE PASSAGE PROBLEM, TWO ROCK WEIRS WERE CONSTRUCTED BELOW THE DAM. THE WEIRS BACK WATER THE DAM, EFFECTIVELY STAIR-STEPPING THE WATER SURFACE HIGHER AGAINST THE DAM. THE RESULT CONVERTS A 17 INCH DROP OVER THE DAM INTO THREE DROPS OF LESS THAN SIX INCHES. THESE SMALLER DROPS ARE WITHIN FISH PASSAGE CRITERIA. BRIDGE TO BRIDGE LEVEE REMOVAL FOLLOWING CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROJECT IN 2013, TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS PLANTED WILLOWS AND COTTONWOOD CUTTINGS EXTENSIVELY WITHIN THE PROJECT REACH TO ESTABLISH RIPARIAN VEGETATION AND PREVENT BANK EROSION. WEEDS WERE CONTROLLED WITH MANUAL REMOVAL, AND PLANTS PREVIOUSLY INSTALLED WERE TENDED. THE 2013 WORK REMOVED A HALF MILE OF LEVEE ON THE WALLA WALLA RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF MCDONALD RD. THE LEVEE PREVENTED MEANDER FORMATION AND ISOLATED THE RIVER FROM THE FLOODPLAIN. ADDITIONAL HABITAT ENHANCEMENTS INCLUDED LARGE WOOD STRUCTURES THAT WILL PROVIDE POOLS AND COVER, AND ALLOW RIPARIAN VEGETATION TO BECOME ESTABLISHED. THE PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY WASHINGTON'S SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD, THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE UMATILLA INDIAN RESERVATION, AND TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS. CREATING URBAN RIPARIAN BUFFERS (CURB) SINCE 2007, TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS HAS PARTNERED WITH WALLA WALLA COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT, KOOSKOOSKIE COMMONS, WA DEPT OF ECOLOGY, AND LOCAL STREAMSIDE PROPERTY OWNERS TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY AND RIPARIAN HABITAT ON WALLA WALLA'S URBAN CREEKS. CURB PROVIDES PLANTS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR INSTALLING NATIVE PLANT BUFFERS ON PRIVATE, BUSINESS, AND CITY PROPERTIES. VOLUNTEERS REMOVE SOD AND INVASIVE SPECIES AND ASSIST WITH PLANTING NATIVE TREES, SHRUBS, FORBS, AND GRASSES WHILE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THEIR NATIVE PLANT BUFFERS OVER A 10 YEAR PERIOD. THIS YEAR, 10 NEW URBAN RIPARIAN BUFFERS WERE COMPLETED, BRINGING THE PROGRAM TOTAL TO 78 PROJECTS. VOLUNTEERS AND PARTICIPATING HOMEOWNERS CONTRIBUTED 830 HOURS THIS YEAR TO ENHANCE WATER QUALITY AND RIPARIAN HABITAT ON WALLA WALLA'S URBAN STREAMS. GEORGE CREEK WILDLIFE AREA HABITAT RESTORATION WEED CONTROL WAS CONDUCTED ON 20 ACRES, FOLLOWING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES IN 2013. SOILS DISTURBED DURING CONSTRUCTION ALLOW WEEDS TO PROLIFERATE. IN ADDITION, THE LOGS AND LARGE WOOD STRUCTURES PLACED AS PART OF THE PROJECT REDUCE THE ABILITY OF VEHICLES TO ACCESS ALL AREAS FOR WEED SPRAYING. A CONTRACTOR WORKING ON HORSEBACK WAS ABLE TO ACCESS THE ENTIRE AREA FOR WEED SPRAYING THROUGHOUT THE GROWING SEASON. THE PROJECT'S PURPOSE IS TO IMPROVE INSTREAM AND RIPARIAN CONDITIONS AT THE GEORGE CREEK WILDLIFE AREA IN ASOTIN COUNTY. PAST AGRICULTURAL USES AND FLASH FLOW EVENTS HAD LEFT LITTLE RIPARIAN VEGETATION AND POOR INSTREAM HABITAT ON A 0.75 MILE STRETCH OF GEORGE CREEK. MEANDERS WERE RE-CREATED AND LARGE WOOD STRUCTURES WERE ADDED INSTREAM AND ON THE FLOODPLAIN FOR HABITAT VALUE, TO INCREASE WATER TABLE ELEVATION, AND IMPROVE RIPARIAN CONDITION. DESIGN AND ENGINEERING WERE PROVIDED BY PROJECT PARTNER WDFW. FUNDING WAS PROVIDED BY SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD AND WDFW. MILL CREEK FISH PASSAGE - REACH TYPE 6 THIS FISH PASSAGE PROJECT, CONSTRUCTED IN 2013, INCLUDED A FORD IN THE CONCRETE-LINED CHANNEL FOR MAINTENANCE VEHICLE ACCESS. IN 2014, THE FORD WAS MODIFIED TO IMPROVE ITS UTILITY. THIS PASSAGE PROJECT IS THE THIRD OF SEVERAL THAT WILL IMPROVE FISH PASSAGE IN THE FLOOD CONTROL CHANNEL. RESTING POOLS WERE ADDED TO THE CHANNEL, AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS TO THE CHANNEL WILL CREATE HYDRAULIC CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE TO MIGRATING FISH. FUNDING WAS PROVIDED BY THE SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD, THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE UMATILLA INDIAN RESERVATION, AND BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION. MILL CREEK FISH PASSAGE - 9TH AVE EXTENSION BUILDING ON PREVIOUS PHASES OF MILL CREEK PASSAGE PROJECTS, THE DESIGN PHASE OF THIS PROJECT COMPLETED CONSTRUCTION-READY DESIGNS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR A 1,400 FOOT LONG SECTION OF THE FLOOD CONTROL CHANNEL. CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS WERE ALSO COMPLETED FOR TWO BRIDGE PIERS IN THE CHANNEL. FUNDING WAS PROVIDED BY THE SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD. AFTER COMPLETION OF THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION FUNDING WAS SECURED, AND PRE-FABRICATION OF CONCRETE PANELS BEGAN FOR USE IN THE PROJECT. THIS WILL BE THE FOURTH OF SEVERAL PASSAGE PROJECTS IN MILL CREEK, AND IS SCHEDULED FOR 2016 CONSTRUCTION. STREAM MONITORING LOCAL SUPPORT WAS PROVIDED FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY'S STREAM FLOW MONITORING IN THE WALLA WALLA WATERSHED. OUR STAFF VISITED FIVE STATIONS EVERY OTHER WEEK TO COLLECT DATA, TAKE MEASUREMENTS, AND PROVIDE MAINTENANCE. ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED TO ECOLOGY STAFF DURING STREAM DISCHARGE MEASUREMENTS. STREAM MONITORING PROVIDES IMPORTANT DATA THAT ARE USED FOR WATERSHED PLANNING AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT.
Program expenses  $248,077.00
Program description  RESTORATION IRELAND GULCH FISH PASSAGE IN THE TOUCHET RIVER HEADWATERS SOUTH OF DAYTON, TWO BARRIERS TO STEELHEAD WERE IDENTIFIED ON A TRIBUTARY TO LEWIS CREEK. BOTH BARRIERS WERE UNDERSIZED CULVERTS, CREATING WATER VELOCITIES TOO HIGH FOR FISH TO PASS, AND BOTH HAD PLUNGE HEIGHTS OUT OF THE CULVERT THAT EXCEEDED PASSAGE CRITERIA. ONE CULVERT WAS REPLACED WITH A FORD, DUE TO LOW ROAD USE. THE SECOND CULVERT WAS REPLACED WITH A NEW CULVERT, PROPERLY SIZED TO CONVEY PEAK FLOW, WHILE PROVIDING FISH WITH A NATURAL STREAM BOTTOM THROUGH THE CULVERT. THE PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY THE FAMILY FOREST FISH PASSAGE PROGRAM. YELLOWHAWK CREEK FISH PASSAGE A SMALL, UNUSED IRRIGATION DAM ON YELLOWHAWK CREEK WAS FOUND TO BE A BARRIER FOR STEELHEAD, CHINOOK, AND BULL TROUT. THE DAM'S OWNER WOULD NOT ALLOW ITS REMOVAL, SO TO CORRECT THE PASSAGE PROBLEM, TWO ROCK WEIRS WERE CONSTRUCTED BELOW THE DAM. THE WEIRS BACK WATER THE DAM, EFFECTIVELY STAIR-STEPPING THE WATER SURFACE HIGHER AGAINST THE DAM. THE RESULT CONVERTS A 17 INCH DROP OVER THE DAM INTO THREE DROPS OF LESS THAN SIX INCHES. THESE SMALLER DROPS ARE WITHIN FISH PASSAGE CRITERIA. BRIDGE TO BRIDGE LEVEE REMOVAL FOLLOWING CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROJECT IN 2013, TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS PLANTED WILLOWS AND COTTONWOOD CUTTINGS EXTENSIVELY WITHIN THE PROJECT REACH TO ESTABLISH RIPARIAN VEGETATION AND PREVENT BANK EROSION. WEEDS WERE CONTROLLED WITH MANUAL REMOVAL, AND PLANTS PREVIOUSLY INSTALLED WERE TENDED. THE 2013 WORK REMOVED A HALF MILE OF LEVEE ON THE WALLA WALLA RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF MCDONALD RD. THE LEVEE PREVENTED MEANDER FORMATION AND ISOLATED THE RIVER FROM THE FLOODPLAIN. ADDITIONAL HABITAT ENHANCEMENTS INCLUDED LARGE WOOD STRUCTURES THAT WILL PROVIDE POOLS AND COVER, AND ALLOW RIPARIAN VEGETATION TO BECOME ESTABLISHED. THE PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY WASHINGTON'S SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD, THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE UMATILLA INDIAN RESERVATION, AND TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS. CREATING URBAN RIPARIAN BUFFERS (CURB) SINCE 2007, TRI-STATE STEELHEADERS HAS PARTNERED WITH WALLA WALLA COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT, KOOSKOOSKIE COMMONS, WA DEPT OF ECOLOGY, AND LOCAL STREAMSIDE PROPERTY OWNERS TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY AND RIPARIAN HABITAT ON WALLA WALLA'S URBAN CREEKS. CURB PROVIDES PLANTS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR INSTALLING NATIVE PLANT BUFFERS ON PRIVATE, BUSINESS, AND CITY PROPERTIES. VOLUNTEERS REMOVE SOD AND INVASIVE SPECIES AND ASSIST WITH PLANTING NATIVE TREES, SHRUBS, FORBS, AND GRASSES WHILE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THEIR NATIVE PLANT BUFFERS OVER A 10 YEAR PERIOD. THIS YEAR, 10 NEW URBAN RIPARIAN BUFFERS WERE COMPLETED, BRINGING THE PROGRAM TOTAL TO 78 PROJECTS. VOLUNTEERS AND PARTICIPATING HOMEOWNERS CONTRIBUTED 830 HOURS THIS YEAR TO ENHANCE WATER QUALITY AND RIPARIAN HABITAT ON WALLA WALLA'S URBAN STREAMS. GEORGE CREEK WILDLIFE AREA HABITAT RESTORATION WEED CONTROL WAS CONDUCTED ON 20 ACRES, FOLLOWING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES IN 2013. SOILS DISTURBED DURING CONSTRUCTION ALLOW WEEDS TO PROLIFERATE. IN ADDITION, THE LOGS AND LARGE WOOD STRUCTURES PLACED AS PART OF THE PROJECT REDUCE THE ABILITY OF VEHICLES TO ACCESS ALL AREAS FOR WEED SPRAYING. A CONTRACTOR WORKING ON HORSEBACK WAS ABLE TO ACCESS THE ENTIRE AREA FOR WEED SPRAYING THROUGHOUT THE GROWING SEASON. THE PROJECT'S PURPOSE IS TO IMPROVE INSTREAM AND RIPARIAN CONDITIONS AT THE GEORGE CREEK WILDLIFE AREA IN ASOTIN COUNTY. PAST AGRICULTURAL USES AND FLASH FLOW EVENTS HAD LEFT LITTLE RIPARIAN VEGETATION AND POOR INSTREAM HABITAT ON A 0.75 MILE STRETCH OF GEORGE CREEK. MEANDERS WERE RE-CREATED AND LARGE WOOD STRUCTURES WERE ADDED INSTREAM AND ON THE FLOODPLAIN FOR HABITAT VALUE, TO INCREASE WATER TABLE ELEVATION, AND IMPROVE RIPARIAN CONDITION. DESIGN AND ENGINEERING WERE PROVIDED BY PROJECT PARTNER WDFW. FUNDING WAS PROVIDED BY SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD AND WDFW. MILL CREEK FISH PASSAGE - REACH TYPE 6 THIS FISH PASSAGE PROJECT, CONSTRUCTED IN 2013, INCLUDED A FORD IN THE CONCRETE-LINED CHANNEL FOR MAINTENANCE VEHICLE ACCESS. IN 2014, THE FORD WAS MODIFIED TO IMPROVE ITS UTILITY. THIS PASSAGE PROJECT IS THE THIRD OF SEVERAL THAT WILL IMPROVE FISH PASSAGE IN THE FLOOD CONTROL CHANNEL. RESTING POOLS WERE ADDED TO THE CHANNEL, AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS TO THE CHANNEL WILL CREATE HYDRAULIC CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE TO MIGRATING FISH. FUNDING WAS PROVIDED BY THE SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD, THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE UMATILLA INDIAN RESERVATION, AND BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION. MILL CREEK FISH PASSAGE - 9TH AVE EXTENSION BUILDING ON PREVIOUS PHASES OF MILL CREEK PASSAGE PROJECTS, THE DESIGN PHASE OF THIS PROJECT COMPLETED CONSTRUCTION-READY DESIGNS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR A 1,400 FOOT LONG SECTION OF THE FLOOD CONTROL CHANNEL. CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS WERE ALSO COMPLETED FOR TWO BRIDGE PIERS IN THE CHANNEL. FUNDING WAS PROVIDED BY THE SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD. AFTER COMPLETION OF THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION FUNDING WAS SECURED, AND PRE-FABRICATION OF CONCRETE PANELS BEGAN FOR USE IN THE PROJECT. THIS WILL BE THE FOURTH OF SEVERAL PASSAGE PROJECTS IN MILL CREEK, AND IS SCHEDULED FOR 2016 CONSTRUCTION. STREAM MONITORING LOCAL SUPPORT WAS PROVIDED FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY'S STREAM FLOW MONITORING IN THE WALLA WALLA WATERSHED. OUR STAFF VISITED FIVE STATIONS EVERY OTHER WEEK TO COLLECT DATA, TAKE MEASUREMENTS, AND PROVIDE MAINTENANCE. ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED TO ECOLOGY STAFF DURING STREAM DISCHARGE MEASUREMENTS. STREAM MONITORING PROVIDES IMPORTANT DATA THAT ARE USED FOR WATERSHED PLANNING AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT.
Financial data
Expense categories (totals)
Sum (total functional expenses)$1,114,452.00$503,101.00$372,377.00
Program services (total functional expenses)$995,182.00$397,353.00$265,094.00
Management & general (total functional expenses)$119,270.00$105,748.00$107,283.00
Fundraising (total functional expenses)$0.00$0.00$0.00
Revenue
Total revenue$1,139,219.00$542,772.00$353,289.00
Program service revenue (total) $0.00$0.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$1,118,357.00$520,908.00$330,561.00
Investment income$183.00$227.00$237.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$20,679.00$21,637.00$22,491.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$1,118,357.00$520,908.00$330,561.00
Gross receipts$1,157,178.00$559,114.00$370,985.00
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues$1,055.00$1,740.00$1,836.00
Revenue from fundraising events$1,914.00$1,550.00$1,805.00
Revenue from gov't grants$1,094,195.00$514,824.00$326,488.00
Revenue from all other contributions$21,193.00$2,794.00$432.00
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$183.00$227.00$237.00
Net rental income $0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$20,679.00$21,637.00$22,491.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)  $150.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00
Accounting service fees (total)$11,370.00$10,271.00$18,441.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$398,042.00$378,098.00$329,210.00
Total assets, beginning of year$378,098.00$329,210.00$453,364.00
Total liabilities$15,812.00$18,361.00$19,901.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$18,361.00$19,901.00$124,967.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$8,483.00$10,757.00 
Net assets$382,230.00$359,737.00$309,309.00
Net assets, beginning of year$359,737.00$309,309.00$328,397.00
Other liabilities$10,979.00$519.00$1,598.00
Other assets$900.00 $19,862.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$156,933.00$202,237.00$87,711.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$202,237.00$87,711.00$263,395.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$24,767.00$39,671.00-$19,088.00
Advertising (total) $25.00$745.00
Savings & temp cash investment$136,583.00$106,448.00$106,235.00
Accounts receivable, net$101,279.00$68,630.00$114,315.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$4,833.00$17,842.00$18,303.00
Total net assets or fund balances$382,230.00$359,737.00$309,309.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$625.00$479.00$363.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members101012
Number of independent voting members101012
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-312015-12-312014-12-31
Accounting methodAccrualAccrualAccrual
Metadata about the filing
E-return type990990990
Date e-filing submitted2017-12-282017-04-032016-01-25
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.0
Filing identifier201703199349302180201623209349309687201523199349300037
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