Richland, Wash. – Habitat restoration in the Columbia River is key to restoring viable and sustainable populations of salmon, steelhead, and other at-risk fishes in the region. The Yakama Nation’s Upper Columbia Habitat Restoration Project (UCHRP) partners with the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board to assess, design, and implement restoration projects in priority streams and reaches of the Methow, Entiat, and Wenatchee rivers. The Yakama Nation, on behalf of its Fisheries Resource Management Program contracted with EAS to provide on-call Phase I Environmental Site Assessment services at targeted UCHRP sites in Okanogan and Chelan counties, Washington.
Under the direction of Yakama Nation fisheries staff, EAS will 1) conduct an environmental data review and agency file review; 2) perform site investigations; 3) interview owners, operators, and past owners/operators; and 4) prepare a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment report. This is a two-year contract.