The John Day River is one of the most critical watersheds for fisheries in the entire Columbia River Basin. The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (Tribes) and their partners have been successfully completing projects to improve passage, flow, and habitat throughout the basin for several decades. With limited funding and current available resources, the Tribes identifed the need to clearly select and prioritize projects based on habitat limiting factors, fish use, and targeted restoration actions through a transparent process.

This Strategy is written for John Day Basin landowners, Tribal partners, and potential funders to proactively identify and fund projects that protect, manage, and restore fish habitat. The John Day Basin is within the Tribes’ ceded lands and supporting restoration efforts to improve fish habitat is an important part of maintaining cultural foods and fish populations, ensuring harvest opportunities for Tribal membership.

Read more here: John Day Watershed Restoration Strategy