The YTAHP RC&D committee is dedicated to a future Yakima Basin with healthy salmon, healthy streams, and healthy communities.
The Yakima Tributary Access & Habitat Program (YTAHP, “Y-Tap”) was developed in 2001 to provide assistance to landowners in restoring critical salmon habitat by implementing projects that protect, restore, and enhance riparian and floodplain habitat currently or historically used by salmon. Program objectives are to screen irrigation diversions, remove manmade barriers (dams, culverts, etc), restore fish passage, and enhance stream habitat. The YTAHP program is made possible through a collaborative effort between the SCW RC&D Council, local conservation districts, and many other local, state, and federal entities. Projects are voluntary and are designed to serve the best interest of the landowner, salmon, and the community.
For more information regarding the YTAHP program, please contact YTAHP Program Manager Dave Myra at:
Following is a list of estimated YTAHP meeting dates and locations:
*Location subject to change, please send an e-mail to for specific locations, times, and agendas.
YTAHP Partners (CORE TEAM)
Our partners are the key to our success! Through the YTAHP partnership, key agencies and staff are involved throughout every step of each project. These partners include:
Primary funding for the Program is from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) with additional project funding from the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board, Washington Department of Ecology Water Quality Program, Community Salmon Funds, and other local, state and federal programs.
*for minutes before 2009, please contact:
Since 2001, YTAHP has worked to develop, design, permit, and construct more than 50 projects. Our accomplishments, as of 2008, have been:
RC&D - Providing Leadership in Conservation Collaboration!