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Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation First Foods Management

County: Umatilla

Primary Resource Concern Addressed:

  • Degraded plant condition - Plant structure and composition
  • Degraded plant condition - Plant productivity and health

Project Description
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation depend on natural resources to assist in the development of a strong, diversified economy while preserving cultural, subsistence, and aesthetic values. Fishing and hunting, as well as the gathering of roots and berries are deeply ingrained within the Tribal social structure. This conservation implementation strategy will improve the diversity and productivity of the landscapes that produce and support culturally significant First Foods within the range and forestlands of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Conservation Practices Offered

  • Fence (382)
  • Herbaceous Weed Control (315)
  • Brush Management (314)
  • Range Planting (550)
  • Prescribed Burning (338)
  • Obstruction Removal (500)
  • Watering Facility (614)
  • Pipeline (516)
  • Spring Development (574)
  • Water Well (642)
  • Pumping Plant (533)
  • Forest Stand Improvement (666)
  • Woody Residue Treatment (384)
  • Critical Area Planting (342)

Project Partners

  • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
  • Umatilla Soil and Water Conservation District
  • NRCS Oregon
  • Private landowners

Local EQIP Ranking Questions
NRCS uses these questions to evaluate eligible applications for this project and to prioritize applications for potential funding. State and national ranking questions also apply. See more information on the EQIP program page.

Screening Questions

  1. Is the project located within the First Foods Focus Layer?
  2. Is the project located with the Original 1855 Treaty boundary, CTUIR owned lands or Wanaket Wildlife Area?
  3. Project is not located within one of the geographic priority areas identified above?
  4. Has the proposed project been cleared by THPO for Cultural Resources?

Ranking Questions

  1. Is the proposed project on CTUIR owned land?
  2. Is the project located in Range Units 3, 6, 8, or 9?
  3. Is the project located in the Wanaket Wildlife Area?
  4. Will this project address insect or disease issues in the forest?
  5. Does this project include multiple landowners and a letter of support has been provided by CTUIR Department of Natural Resources?
  6. Will the project will have a direct benefit to huckleberry or root production?
  7. Will the project will have a direct benefit to big game species?
  8. Will this project implement conservation practices that address invasive species?
  9. Is the project is located within critical mule deer winter or key summer range?
  10. Does this project expand livestock/wildlife water development ¼ mile or more from existing water sources?