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Department of Fish and Wildlife

Migratory Waterfowl Habitat

20082045

Spending authority is provided 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
1,785,000 353,000 350,000 600,000 1,800,000 4,888,000
Funds: Limited Fish and Wildlife Account - State 4,888,000

Mitigation Projects and Dedicated Funding

20082048

Spending authority is provided 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
75,840,000 9,961,000 12,920,000 13,500,000 63,000,000 175,221,000
Funds: General Fund - Federal 136,589,000
Funds: General Fund - Local 8,994,000
Funds: Limited Fish and Wildlife Account - State 12,430,000
Funds: Special Wildlife Account - Federal 7,079,000
Funds: Special Wildlife Account - Local 10,129,000

Eells Spring Hatchery Renovation

30000214

Funding is reappropriated from the 2017-19 biennium for the Eells Spring Hatchery renovation.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
441,000 221,000 831,000 12,652,000 0 14,145,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 14,145,000

Wooten Wildlife Area Improve Flood Plain

30000481

Funding is provided to improve conditions within the Tucannon floodplain, for improvements to associated lakes using federal funds to improve conditions within the floodplain.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
3,453,000 347,000 700,000 2,000,000 17,006,000 23,506,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 23,506,000

Wallace River Hatchery - Replace Intakes and Ponds

30000660

Additional funding is provided for the Wallace River Hatchery located between the Wallace River and May Creek, both tributaries to the Skykomish River. The project will rebuild the WallaceRiver intake and pollution abatement facilities at the Wallace River Hatchery to comply with current fish passage and fish screening requirements, and clean water quality standards. This project includes the hatchery building and public restrooms. Design and permit funding were provided in the 2017-19 biennium and for construction in the 2019-21 biennium. Reappropriation funding is also included.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
449,000 1,056,000 12,300,000 13,000,000 12,333,000 39,138,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 39,138,000

Soos Creek Hatchery Renovation

30000661

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, and relocate the facilities out of the floodplain. Reappropriation funding from the 2017-19 and 2019-21 biennia is also provided.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
9,314,000 6,282,000 750,000 1,702,000 0 18,048,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 18,048,000

Cooperative Elk Damage Fencing

30000662

Funding is provided for cooperative deer and elk damage-prevention fencing through a cost-sharing program with private landowners statewide. Funding is also reappropriated from the 2017-19 and 2019-21 biennia.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
646,000 739,000 1,015,000 1,200,000 3,600,000 7,200,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 7,200,000

Spokane Hatchery Renovation

30000663

The Spokane Hatchery requires a complete renovation to reduce nutrient, phosphorous and Polychlorinated Biphenyls discharges from the facility, and to renovate dated and failing infrastructure. Hatchery renovation and modernization would address the Department of Ecology’s prescribed discharge standards for Spokane Hatchery. Failure to reduce hatchery discharges of phosphorous and PCBs, and noncompliance with ECY's water-quality standards, will result in requiring substantial reductions in fish production or closure. Funding is provided for renovations to address these needs.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 2,800,000 18,735,000 21,535,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 21,535,000

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 DFW lands. Funding is also reappropriated from the 2019-21 biennium.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
3,961,000 1,539,000 1,500,000 6,000,000 24,000,000 37,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 37,000,000

Naselle Hatchery Renovation

30000671

Provides funding to continue the design and construction of the water intakes from the Naselle River, making them compliant with current federal and state fish screening and fish passage criteria, including the renovation of the Naselle Hatchery to maintain hatchery production into the Naselle River and the Willapa Bay basin. Funding is also reappropriated from the 2019-21 biennium.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
816,000 8,716,000 3,600,000 15,000,000 9,753,000 37,885,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 37,885,000

Beaver Creek Hatchery - Renovation

30000680

Funds redesign of the Beaver Creek Hatchery to explore alternatives to facilitate the transfer of production from Grays River Hatchery, and to continue with the current production levels at Beaver Creek Hatchery. Grays River Hatchery cannot be operated after 2022. The improvements are necessary to continue providing fish for production and conservation, and to efficiently monitor the status of the salmon and steelhead populations in the lower Columbia River. Fall Chinook, Coho and Chum salmon are Endangered Species Act-listed populations in this geographic area. There will be savings in the overall Mitchell Act budget by combining all of the production and hatchery staff at one facility.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 120,000 20,878,000 20,998,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 20,998,000

Fallert Creek Hatchery Renovation

30000685

Predesign funding is provided to renovate the Fallert Creek Hatchery, which is essential to the current fish production on the Kalama River. It operates closely with the Kalama Falls Hatchery to produce 7 million fall Chinook, 300,000 Coho, 500,000 spring Chinook, and 180,000 Steelhead annually. The hatchery programs on the Kalama River generate $2.8 million annually to local personal income (TCW Economics 2009). These programs support fisheries in Southeast Alaska, Canada, the Washington coast, the lower Columbia River and the Kalama River.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 120,000 16,467,000 16,587,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 16,587,000

Snow Creek Reconstruct Facility

30000826

Funding is provided 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
68,000 98,000 70,000 900,000 7,060,000 8,196,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 8,196,000

Forks Creek Hatchery - Renovate Intake and Diversion

30000827

Additional 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. Funding is also reappropriated from the 2019-21 biennium.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
198,000 3,953,000 1,710,000 511,000 0 6,372,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 6,372,000

Hurd Creek - Relocate Facilities out of Floodplain

30000830

Funding is provided to move a rearing facility in Hurd Creek to higher ground away from the current path of the Dungeness River. Hurd Creek facility’s primary purpose is to support restoration efforts for Endangered Species Act-listed Elwha Chinook and Dungeness Spring Chinook, both stocks identified as critical stocks for recovery in the Puget Sound evolutionarily significant unit. Recent flooding has topped rearing ponds, allowing Elwha Chinook to escape into the Dungeness River. Production wells are vulnerable to flooding.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
177,000 200,000 400,000 11,894,000 0 12,671,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 12,671,000

Kendall Creek Hatchery - Replace Intake

30000831

Predesign funding is provided to replace Kendall Creek Hatchery's outdated and inadequate intakes to meet current standards.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 120,000 9,265,000 9,385,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 9,385,000

PSNERP Match

30000846

Funds the federal 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. This project will be implemented in partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers over the next 10-18 years. Funding is also reappropriated from the 2017-19 biennium.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 1,000,000 4,754,000 34,809,000 290,146,000 330,709,000
Funds: General Fund - Federal 330,709,000

Marblemount Hatchery Renovation

30000847

Current facilities at Marblemount Hatchery are outdated and inadequate to handle current broodstocking efforts. Rearing channels are severely degraded and need to be renovated. Current infrastructure, above and below ground, is rapidly deteriorating and an upgrade is needed. Funds the predesign for the renovation of the Marblemount Hatchery.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 120,000 23,072,000 23,192,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 23,192,000

Kalama Falls Hatchery Replace Raceways and PA System

30000848

Funds the renovation of the Kalama Falls Hatchery's raceways and replacement of the pollution abatement pond to meet current fish rearing guidelines and water quality standards. Funding is also reappropriated from the 2019-21 biennium.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
170,000 146,000 500,000 8,288,000 0 9,104,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 9,104,000

Wiley Slough Dike Raising

40000004

Funds are provided to address deficiencies of the Wiley Slough dike, to meet the flood protection standards of the local diking district, Consolidated Diking and Drainage District #22, and consistent with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers guidelines for flood protection systems in the Skagit wildlife area. Funding is also reappropriated from the 2019-21 biennium for design.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 12,000 960,000 5,481,000 0 6,453,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 6,453,000

Toutle River Fish Collection Facility - Match

40000021

Funds the state match for federal funding to modify the Toutle River Fish Collection Facility and meet a 95 percent fish passage requirement. New funding is provided for 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. After the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed a dam to manage sediments in the North Fork Toutle River and 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.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 4,775,000 2,000,000 14,239,000 4,312,000 25,326,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 25,326,000

Region 1 Office - Construct Secure Storage

40000087

Funding is provided to construct parking and storage areas for DFW's Region 1 office in Spokane.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 75,000 75,000 7,200,000 0 7,350,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 7,350,000

Minor Works Preservation 21-23

40000089

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

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 15,771,000 0 15,771,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 15,771,000

Fish and Wildlife Health and BioSecurity Facility

40000090

Funds the predesign of a new Fish and Wildlife Health and Biosecurity facility to provide adequate office space, lab, chemical and sample storage facilities, and gear storage which is needed to meet the ongoing management and research demands for both the Fish and Wildlife programs.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 70,000 6,622,000 6,692,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 6,692,000

Minor Works Program 21-23

40000092

Funding is provided to construct minor works programmatic projects statewide.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 4,228,000 0 4,228,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 4,228,000

SRKW - New Cowlitz River Hatchery

40000145

Funding is provided for predesign to construct a new hatchery near the current Cowlitz facility, which will be funded and operated separate from the PUD to allow for the best cooperative management of increased production. The current Cowlitz Hatchery has funding limitations and PUD-based objectives.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 300,000 38,486,000 38,786,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 38,786,000

SRKW - Kendall Creek Hatchery Modifications

40000146

Increased production of hatchery salmon will increase the return of adult salmon as forage for the Southern Resident Killer Whales, while having a secondary benefit to tribes, recreational and commercial fishers. The Kendall Creek Hatchery modifications will allow for augmenting the existing program to increase Chinook production. Funding is provided to construct four additional raceways or equivalent circular ponds and a Partial Recirculated Aquaculture System to recycle water and additional troughs for incubation and rearing of additional fish.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 4,317,000 0 4,317,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 4,317,000

SRKW - Sol Duc Hatchery Modifications

40000147

There is a current shortage of Orca prey as identified in the Hatchery Infrastructure Master Plan by the Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force. Funding is provided for predesign, design and permitting to increase salmon production and enhance fishing opportunities at the Sol Duc Hatchery. Construction to happen in 2023-25 biennium.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 200,000 6,697,000 6,897,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 6,897,000

SRKW - Voights Creek Hatchery Modifications

40000148

There is a current shortage of Orca prey as identified in the Hatchery Infrastructure Master Plan by the Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force. Funding is provided to construct four additional rearing raceways at Voights Creek Hatchery. This project is necessary to increase Orca prey while maximizing production with current water availability.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 3,551,000 0 3,551,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 3,551,000