Department of Fish and Wildlife

Migratory Waterfowl Habitat

20082045

State law mandates the Department of Fish and Wildlife to protect waterfowl and waterfowl habitat. This project provides authority to acquire threatened waterfowl habitat, enhance wildlife areas and fund projects on private lands to maintain and enhance waterfowl and wetlands habitats in Washington state.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
1,288,000 100,000 500,000 600,000 1,800,000 4,288,000
Funds: State Wildlife Account - State 4,288,000

Mitigation Projects and Dedicated Funding

20082048

This project provides spending authority to use federal, private, local and special wildlife account monies received by the Department of Fish and Wildlife for dedicated conservation efforts and construction projects to increase recreational opportunities; repair or replace facilities or infrastructure; and provide restoration and long-term protection of critical fish and wildlife habitats.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
65,571,000 5,250,000 14,500,000 13,500,000 58,500,000 157,321,000
Funds: General Fund - Federal 126,590,000
Funds: General Fund - Local 7,994,000
Funds: State Wildlife Account - State 7,529,000
Funds: Special Wildlife Account - Federal 6,079,000
Funds: Special Wildlife Account - Local 9,129,000

Eells Spring Hatchery Renovation

30000214

Eells Springs Hatchery is the largest trout producing facility in the Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery system. Funding is provided for design and construction to renovate the hatchery based on the comprehensive predesign completed in June 2016. The renovation will ensure lowland recreational trout fishery opportunities in Mason, Thurston and Pierce Counties, and accommodate the Rainbow Trout production that will be shifted from Puyallup Hatchery. Reappropriation funding is also included.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
93,000 10,000 1,390,000 10,262,000 1,400,000 13,155,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 13,155,000

Samish Hatchery Intakes

30000276

The current intake and fishway at Samish Hatchery do not meet current federal and state fish screen or fish passage criteria. Funding is provided to rebuild the Samish River intake at Samish Hatchery to comply with federal and state requirements, and improve native fish populations throughout the Samish River basin. Reappropriation funding is also included.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
350,000 160,000 190,000 8,086,000 0 8,786,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 8,786,000

Minter Hatchery Intakes

30000277

Funding is provided to construct the gravity and pumped intakes for the Minter Creek Hatchery to make them compliant with current federal and state fish screening and fish passage criteria. Funding was provided during the 2015-17 biennium to develop a comprehensive predesign plan for Minter Hatchery intakes, and during the 2017-19 biennium to construct replacement water intakes as developed in the recently completed predesign plans. Reappropriation funding is also included.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
104,000 301,000 6,200,000 2,427,000 0 9,032,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 9,032,000

Wooten Wildlife Area Improve Flood Plain

30000481

Funding is provided to improve conditions within the Tucannon floodplain, which will also serve as match capital funding for improvements to lakes with federal funds to improve conditions within the floodplain. The project will enhance both recreational opportunities and habitat for Endangered Species Act listed fish.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
966,000 4,484,000 150,000 1,500,000 6,000,000 13,100,000
Funds: General Fund - Federal 4,600,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 8,500,000

Wallace River Hatchery - Replace Intakes and Ponds

30000660

The Wallace River Hatchery is located between the Wallace River and May Creek, both tributaries to Skykomish River. Funding is provided to rebuild the Wallace River intake and pollution abatement facilities at Wallace River Hatchery to comply with current fish passage and fish screening requirements, and clean water quality standards. This project also includes the hatchery building and public restrooms. Design and permit funding were provided in the 2017-19 biennium. Reappropriation funding is also included.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 601,000 1,400,000 12,425,000 10,000,000 24,426,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 24,426,000

Soos Creek Hatchery Renovation

30000661

The Soos Creek Hatchery is an aging facility located in the floodplain and is damaged frequently by flooding events, putting staff at risk and creating large costly cleanups. Funding for Phase 1 was provided in the 2017-19 biennium and its reappropriation is included in this budget. Funding is provided for Phase 2 to construct a new hatchery incubation building that will be fed with settled water to enhance survival of incubating eggs and fry. Phase 2 will also rebuild the hatchery's water supply intake and pollution abatement systems to meet federal and state fish passage and fish screening criteria and water quality standards, as well as relocate the facilities out of the floodplain.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
3,000 5,697,000 6,000,000 1,800,000 3,031,000 16,531,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 16,531,000

Cooperative Elk Damage Fencing

30000662

Funding is provided for cooperative deer and elk damage prevention fencing through a cost share program with private landowners statewide. This funding will also replace over five miles of elk control fence on Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife property where the posts are rotten and the woven wire is brittle. This will prevent private crop damage and allow for sustaining the elk herds at population objectives identified in herd management plans.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 550,000 650,000 1,200,000 4,800,000 7,200,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 7,200,000

Spokane Hatchery Renovation

30000663

The Spokane Hatchery, located on the Little Spokane River, was constructed in 1934 and is outdated and in poor condition. Funding is provided to complete the predesign for the renovation of the facility that includes water intake and supply lines, the hatchery building, an office and storage building, rearing ponds and drain lines, fish protection netting facilities, pollution abatement facilities, and residences for staff assigned standby duty to ensure hatchery flows are maintained. Design, permitting and construction will occur the following biennium.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 150,000 13,788,000 13,938,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 13,938,000

Hazard Fuel Reductions, Forest Health and Ecosystem Improvement

30000665

Funding is provided to reduce severe wildfire risk and increase forest resiliency through fuels reduction, thinning, fuel break creation and prescribed burning up to 9,000 acres of treatments on Department of Fish and Wildlife lands. This project will improve habitat quality and reduce the risks to life and property due to wildfires.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 3,500,000 1,500,000 2,000,000 24,000,000 31,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 31,000,000

Beaver Creek Hatchery - Renovation

30000680

The Beaver Creek Hatchery is failing. Funding is provided for predesign to replace the existing rearing ponds and water distribution box; replace and upgrade incubation room piping; and replace valves, incubation units, water supply and drain lines to continue salmonid production in the future. The Beaver Creek rearing programs support the lower Columbia River commercial tangle net fisheries, marked selective recreational fisheries in the main stem lower Columbia River, and the off-channel commercial fishery in Deep River. Design, permitting and construction will occur the following biennium.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 150,000 17,899,000 18,049,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 18,049,000

Snow Creek Reconstruct Facility

30000826

Reappropriation funding is provided for predesign to reconstruct the Snow Creek Resort facilities, including the launch, boarding floats, mooring floats, mooring buoys, accessible restrooms, campsites, water intake, water system, septic system and electrical service.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 75,000 25,000 150,000 4,794,000 5,044,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 5,044,000

Forks Creek Hatchery - Renovate Intake and Diversion

30000827

Funding is provided to remove and improve fish passage barriers; improve stream habitat by removing in-stream structures and adding large, woody debris; and upgrade Forks Creek Hatchery to current state and federal standards for fish passage and screening criteria. This project will open 28 miles of spawning and rearing habitat for Chum, Chinook and Coho salmon, Steelhead and Cutthroat Trout. Reappropriation is also included.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 2,000 2,423,000 3,248,000 0 5,673,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 5,673,000

Hurd Creek - Relocate Facilities out of Floodplain

30000830

Recent changes in the Dungeness River channel have put the Hurd Creek Hatchery at high risk for hatchery produced salmon loss. Hurd Creek is a critical rearing facility integrated into the Puget Sound Recovery Chinook Recovery Plan. This facility is currently supplied with pathogen free water and Dungeness River Basin water, and utilized for the incubation and early rearing for both Dungeness River Chinook and Elwha River Chinook. Both stocks are identified as critical stocks for recovery in the Puget Sound. Funding is provided to relocate Hurd Creek facilities to higher ground due to flooding. The Office of Financial Management must approve the predesign before construction funds are allotted. Reappropriation is included.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 200,000 600,000 12,435,000 0 13,235,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 13,235,000

Dungeness Hatchery - Replace Main Intake

30000844

The Dungeness River has been identified as a watershed of importance with its unique Chinook stocks and is essential for Puget Sound recovery. Funding is provided to upgrade the Dungeness Hatchery main intake to comply with new federal standards for fish passage and screening. Reappropriation is included.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 315,000 300,000 5,084,000 0 5,699,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 5,699,000

PSNERP Match

30000846

Funding is provided for the federal and state share of costs for the ecosystem-based estuary restoration projects at three sites: Duckabush Estuary, North Fork Skagit River Delta and Nooksack River Delta as identified by the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP). This project will be implemented in partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers over the next 10-18 years. Reappropriation is included.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 9,000 1,491,000 7,778,000 424,426,000 433,704,000
Funds: General Fund - Federal 263,223,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 170,481,000

Minor Works Preservation 2019-21

40000007

Funding is provided to repair or replace structures and infrastructure statewide that are critical to protecting state assets, preventing lawsuits and fines, and reducing the deferred maintenance backlog.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 9,030,000 0 9,030,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 9,030,000

Minor Works Programmatic 2019-21

40000008

Funding is provided to construct minor works programmatic projects statewide.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 2,927,000 0 2,927,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 2,927,000

Automated Salmon Marking Trailers

40000009

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is required by state law (RCW 77.95.290) to mass mark all hatchery Chinook and Coho destined for harvest in order to maintain the ability to provide commercial, tribal and recreational salmon fisheries while protecting native salmonid runs. Funding is provided to replace a portion of mass marking manual trailers with a more efficient method to ensure that all fish intended for harvest are mass marked.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 3,099,000 0 3,099,000
Funds: Certificate of Participation - State 3,099,000

Toutle River Fish Collection Facility - Match

40000021

With the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) constructed a sediment dam to manage sediments in the North Fork Toutle River to protect downstream communities. The dam limits fish passage for Endangered Species Act listed Coho and steelhead to historic spawning habitat in the Toutle River watershed. As mitigation, the Corps built a Fish Collection Facility to collect and transport adult fish to release sites upstream of the dam. Funding is provided for state match for the Corps funding to modify the Toutle River Fish Collection Facility to meet a 95 percent fish passage requirement. Funding also includes real property and easement acquisition to meet the state's obligation under the Local Cooperative Agreement, and funding for wildlife habitat mitigation associated with the planned raise of the Sediment Retention Structure.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 6,775,000 18,312,000 25,087,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 25,087,000

Elochoman Hatchery Demolition and Restoration

40000024

Expenditure authority is provided for federal funds to address the Elochoman Hatchery Demolition and restoration project.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 250,000 250,000 500,000
Funds: General Fund - Federal 500,000

Infrastructure Master Plan for SRKW Recovery

40000085

Funding is provided for a master planning process that will assess existing Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery infrastructure, determine needs and prioritize projects to support the recovery of the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW).

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 750,000 0 750,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 750,000

Region 1 Office - Construct Secure Storage

40000087

Funding is provided to construct parking and storage areas for the Department of Fish and Wildlife's Region 1 Office in Spokane.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 150,000 6,329,000 6,479,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 6,479,000