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Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

FY15 Project
Dungeness Floodplain Protection and Recovery

Project Summary

This project has two components: acquisition of high priority Dungeness River floodplain and support of a New Start General Investigation Study being jointly conducted by the ACOE and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.

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FY15 Project
Monitoring and management of lipophilic shellfish toxins in Washington State; Continued Nutrient Monitoring and Analysis for Sequim Bay; and Continued Implementation of Lower Dungeness River Floodplain Restoration

Project Summary

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will conduct three projects: (1) supporting the Tribal-NOAA collaboration on the NOAA funded Management and Event Response for Harmful Algai Blooms (MERHAB) project by management & monitoring lipophilic shellfish toxins in Washington State.  The goals of the project are to develop a robust monitoring and management program for these types of shellfish toxins in Washington State that will allow for the export of shellfish to the European Union; (2) enhanced monitoring of fecal coliform pollution in northern Dungeness Bay ; and (3) continued implementation of Lower Dungeness River Floodplain Restoration through riparian plant maintenance of 115 acres floodplain plantings.

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FY14 Project
Continued Nutrient Monitoring and Analysis for Sequim Bay; and Continued Implementation of Lower Dungeness River Floodplain Restoration

Project Summary
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will conduct two projects: (1) conducting nutrient source investigation and determination for the Sequim Bay watershed and research into ameliorating harmful algal blooms (HABs) and preventing illnesses from shellfish biotoxins in Sequim Bay. The increased presence of HABs pose a risk to and have impaired ecosystem and human health, and have resulted in lost economic opportunities for both the shellfish industry and Puget Sound Tribes; and (2) engaging in noxious weed control of 85 acres of Lower Dungeness floodplain plantings, an integral part of jumpstarting a riparian canopy and providing root cohesion to improve channel stability in preparation of the Army Corps of Engineer levee setback.

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FY13 Project
Continued Nutrient Monitoring and Analysis for Sequim Bay; and Project Development, Support, and Implementation of Lower Dungeness River Floodplain and Three  Crabs Estuarine Restoration

Project Summary
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will conduct three projects: (1) continuing to conduct nutrient source investigation and determination for the Sequim Bay watershed and research into ameliorating harmful algal blooms and preventing illnesses from shellfish biotoxins in Sequim Bay; (2) providing project development and support for the Lower Dungeness River Floodplain and Three  Crabs Estuarine Restoration projects through collaboration with North Olympic Salmon Coalition, WDFW, Clallam County and the ACOE to review alternatives, provide public outreach, guide the process, assist with permitting, retain contracts, provide data, and satisfy landowner concerns; and (3) engaging in noxious weed control of 85 acres of Lower Dungeness floodplain plantings, an integral part of jumpstarting a riparian canopy and providing root cohesion to improve channel stability following setback.

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FY12 Project
Continued Nutrient Monitoring and Analysis for Sequim and Dungeness Bays; Implementing the WA Harbor Restoration Monitoring Plan; & Planning and Grant Development on Priority Salmon Recovery Projects.

Project Summary
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will conduct four projects: (1) continuing to conduct nutrient monitoring and analysis for Sequim and Dungeness Bays. This will include augmenting sampling to find linkages between nutrients and reoccurring HABs, sharing the technical report results with local groups and landowners, and providing technical assistance regarding nutrient and bacteria; (2) implementing the WA Harbor restoration monitoring plan through the monitoring of juvenile fish use, tidal hydrology, and water quality. The WA Harbor restoration project is currently replacing 6-foot culverts and 600 feet of road with a 600-foot bridge to provide unrestricted fish access and restore tidal hydrology and habitat forming processes; (3) planning and grant development for priority salmon recovery projects, including: landowner outreach and willingness assessment, work group establishment, preliminary design, and grant proposal development; and (4) maintenance of floodplain restoration plantings in the lower Dungeness.

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FY11 Project
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Priority Projects for the Restoration and Protection of Treaty Resources Dependent upon Puget Sound

Project Summary
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will conduct four projects: (1) conducting nutrient monitoring and analysis for Sequim and Dungeness Bays and cooperative investigations of biotoxins associated with illness through shellfish consumption in Sequim Bay, resulting in a statistical analysis that will aid in the determination of the highest contributing reaches, allowing a thorough investigation of non-point sources; (2) conducting analysis to understand the erosion rates and vulnerability of bluff sub-reaches, in order to better manage shoreline development (prevent future armoring), and to assist in the development of a comprehensive drift cell conservation plan; (3) engaging in a comprehensive Dungeness River habitat survey to identify present conditions, compare conditions with 1994 recorded conditions to analyze change, evaluate changes with respect to restoration and human-cause disturbance, and provide data from which future management decisions can be based; and (4) creating two salmon habitat education videos to engage and inform private stakeholders.

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FY10 Project
Jimmcomelately Creek and Estuary Restoration:  A Five Year Report; Determining the magnitude, extent, contributing sources, and possible impacts of elevated nutrients in Sequim and Dungeness Bays

Project Summary
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will conduct two projects: (1) collating, analyzing, and distributing Jimmycomelately Creek and Estuary Restoration project results, in order to better understand the project elements that succeeded and that failed; and (2) determining the magnitude, extent, contributing sources, and possible impacts of elevated nutrients in Sequim and Dungeness Bays.

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FY09 Project
Protecting and Restoring Waters Important to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

Project Information
This project was directly administered by the EPA; the project description, funding amount, and information for all FY09 Tribal Implementation Assistance Grants can be found on the EPA website.

FY08 Project
Dungeness Drift Cell Protection & Restoration: Research and Planning Phase; Sequim Bay Biotoxin Study

Project Summary
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe proposal includes two elements. The first element involves the initial phase of protecting and restoring the Dungeness Drift Cell by conducting an analysis of contemporary rates of bluff erosion within the drift cell and development of a subsequent drift cell/feeder bluff protection strategy. The strategy will include a prioritization of land parcels for protection along with a roadmap for future phases of the project. Graphic and written outreach materials will also be developed and distributed and/or presented. The second element of the proposal will involve concurrent water quality and shellfish tissue sampling and analyses to help determine what natural and human-induced environmental conditions may be contributing to harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Sequim Bay. This information will ultimately be used to help NOAA Fisheries develop an advisory program (early warning system) for HABs so that both the exposure risk to human health and the loss of appropriate economic and recreational uses of the Bay can be minimized.

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