FY 1999 proposal 198402500

Additional documents

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198402500 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleProtect and Enhance Fish Habitat in Grande Ronde Basin Streams
Proposal ID198402500
OrganizationOregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameVance R. Mcgowan
Mailing address107 20th St. La Grande, OR 97850
Phone / email5419632138 / vmcqowan@oregontrail.net
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinLower Snake / Grande Ronde
Short descriptionProtect and enhance fish habitat in selected streams on private lands in the Grande Ronde Basin to improve instream and riparian habitat diversity, and increase natural production of wild salmonids.
Target speciesSnake River Spring/Summer Chinook and Summer Steelhead
Project location
LatitudeLongitudeDescription
Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-reported:

RPA

Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

Reviewing agencyAction #BiOp AgencyDescription

Section 2. Past accomplishments

YearAccomplishment

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
8402100 Mainstem, Middle Fork & North Fork John Day River--ODFW Shares funding and personnel to implement and maintain projects in the Camas Creek subbasin.
9608300 Grande Ronde Subbasin Watershed Restoration--CTUIR Shares funding & personnel to implement and maintain the McCoy Meadows Restoration Project.
9402700 Grande Ronde Model Watershed Projects --GRMWP Partially funded the ODFW Grande Ronde River, Beaver & Hurricane Ck. projects, reviews new projects.

Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
Outyear objectives-based budget
ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
Outyear budgets for Planning and Design phase

Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
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ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
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ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
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ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
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Section 8. Estimated budget summary

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 1999 cost
Personnel FY1999 budget; 2- FTE’s, 2-3 Temps; approx. 10%= planning/coord., 13% =new implem. & 77% =O&M . $109,771
Fringe OPE @ 38%, allocated as above $41,713
Supplies For new implementation only $7,500
Operating Materials, vehicles, mileage, office supplies, tools & equipment $28,760
Capital replace post driver, upgrade computer and programs $5,000
Travel Frequent overnight trips from La Grande to Enterprise $5,600
Indirect Admin. overhead @ 22.9%, excluding capitol items >$5,000 & contractual. $45,420
Subcontractor Various equipment & fence contractors; Union & Wallowa County Weed Control Agencies $19,500
Other $17,000
Other $17,000
$297,264
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$297,264
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$297,264
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
% change from forecast0.ToString("0.0%"))
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
Outyear budget totals

(working on it)

Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: 1) Catastrophic natural events (floods, wind storms, etc); 2) Change of landownership or land use laws; 3) Compliance with state & federal environmental laws (COE, ODEQ, ODSL); 4) Timeliness of procurring funds.


Reviews and recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

Recommendation:
Return to Sponsor for Revision
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Technical Issue: Specifically describe the streams in the subbasin where the projects are located.

Technical Issue: Explain why the tasks and objectives from FY98 are the same - resubmit the proposal with 99 work based on approved 98 funding.

Technical Issue: Explain why the budget is not excessive for O&M.

Technical Issue: Explain why photo points and transects are needed every year.


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Slight reduction due to budget constraints
Recommendation:
Adequate after revision
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This proposal does not do a good job of presenting technical justification for the proposed work, though the goals are of value. The method section is vague and lacks description of how data will be analyzed and used. Monitoring and evaluation need to be better developed, and results-to-date of this long-term project should be presented for evaluation. For instance, the proposal lists the use of transect sampling and photo points as monitoring techniques, but does not describe how resulting data will be analyzed and interpreted. The biggest weakness with this proposal is that it has been implemented for fourteen years yet few results are described or reported; this brings success and accountability of the project into question. Many relevant studies on the Grande Ronde are not referenced or noted in the proposal. The proposal should give criteria for choosing areas for restoration.
REVIEW:
NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review
Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC start of year:FY06 NPCC staff preliminary:FY06 NPCC July draft start of year:
$365,000 $300,000 $300,000

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website