Return to Proposal Finder FY 2003 Lower Columbia Proposal 31033

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Budgets for planning/design phase
Section 5. Budgets for construction/implementation phase
Section 6. Budgets for operations/maintenance phase
Section 7. Budgets for monitoring/evaluation phase
Section 8. Budget Summary

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Restoration of Columbia River Floodplain Functions to Steigerwald Lake
BPA Project Proposal Number 31033
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Ridgefield Refuge Complex
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFWS
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name James R. Clapp
Mailing Address Columbia River Gorge Refuges, 36062 SR 14
City, State, Zip Stevenson, Washington
Phone 5094275208
Fax 5094274707
E-mail jim_clapp@fws.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Thomas J. Melanson
 
Review Cycle Lower Columbia
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Columbia Lower
 
Short Description Reconnect Columbia River flows, restore riparian/wetland ecosystem functions, and improve salmon habitat on Steigerwald Lake and associated floodplain habitat.
Target Species Chinook salmon - Lower Columbia River, Snake River Fall , Snake River Spring/Summer run; Chum Salmon - Columbia River ; Steelhead - Upper, Middle, and Lower Columbia River; Sockeye Salmon - Snake River ESU; Cutthroat Trout SW WA/Col River; HEP wildlife.


Project Location

Latitude Longitude Description
45 34 00 122 18 00 T1N, R4E, Portions of Sections 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 in Clark County, WA


Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

RPA
Action 160
Action 161
Action 7
Action 152
Action 157
Action 158
Action 159

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

This information comes from National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) reviews of this project proposal. The following table represents BPA & NMFS determinations as to this proposal's relevance to particular Biological Opinion Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs).

Reviewing Agency Action Number BiOp Agency Description
NMFS Action 160 NMFS The Corps and BPA, working with LCREP, shall develop and implement an estuary restoration program with a goal of protecting and enhancing 10,000 acres of tidal wetlands and other key habitats over 10 years, beginning in 2001, to rebuild productivity for listed populations in the lower 46 river miles of the Columbia River. The Corps shall seek funds for the Federal share of the program, and BPA shall provide funding for the non-Federal share. The Action Agencies shall provide planning and engineering expertise to implement the non-Federal share of on-the-ground habitat improvement efforts identified in LCREP, Action 2.


Information Transfer

The expected outcomes of this project are:
Qualitative

Data generated by this project are:
Primary

Are there restrictions on the use of this data?
None

Where do the data reside?
Private/Managed Locally:

Printed
Electronic

Public Access:
Other Internet Location: www.r1.fws.gov/ridgefield


In what other ways will information from this project be transferred or used?

This information will be available at Ridgefield and Steigerwald Lake NWR offices, and shared with other agencies and interested publics interested in evaluating reconnecting and restoring diked floodplains from large rivers using similar techniques.


CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
1991 Gibbons Creek project to attempt to improve fish passage constructed (USACE funds)
1995 Straub Tract purchased (BPA funds)
1996 Report on Fecal Coliform in Gibbons Creek completed by WA Department of Ecology
1996 James Tract purchased (BPA funds)
1996 Bliss Tract Purchased (BPA funds)
1996 Wetlands on Straub Unit partially restored (USFWS funds)
1999 Gibbons Creek Watershed Analysis completed to include determination of salmon passage blockages (USFWS funds)
1999 Burlington Northern Tract purchased (BPA funds)
2000 Comprehensive Conservation Plan begun - still in progress
2001 HEP Report for BPA acquisitions completed
2001 Preliminary Restoration Plan developed by USACE for Section 1135 funding
2001 Hickey Tract Purchase almost complete (MBCC funds)
2001 WA Department of Ecology drafting Water Cleanup Plan for Gibbons Creek


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description
199003001 Evaluate Spawning for Fall Chinook and Chum Salmon Just Below the Four Lowermost Columbia River Dams. Monitoring as part of project would assist addressing the need to survey the entire Columbia River downstream from Bonneville Dam for spawning areas outside of Ives/Pierce Island used by fall chinook, bright fall chinook, and chum salmon.
2000012 Evaluate Factors Limiting Columbia Gorge Chum Salmon Populations. Project would provide increased rearing habitat for chum produced in Hamilton/Hardy Creeks, and benefit WA Department of Fish and Wildlife's efforts to reestablish chum salmon in other lower Columbia River tributaries.
Sandy River Delta Plan & EIS, 1966, and Sandy River Watershed Analysis, Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, 1995. Project will restore wetland and associated habitats, and will consider breeching levees to restore sloughs and backwater channels. Project will conduct similar activities across the Columbia River from the Sandy River Delta.


Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2003 cost Subcontractor
1. Plan restoration elements to restore Columbia River flows and Steigerwald Lake floodplain. a. Feasibility study to include contour survey, hydraulics and hydrology monitoring, structural requirements, and associated elements. (BPA portion) Two $148,000  
a. Feasibility study (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide the remaining $445,500) Two $ 0  
b. NEPA document for the above feasibility study, along with cultural resources review, wildlife/fish habitat assessments and public involvement (BPA portion) Two $ 16,500  
b. NEPA document (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide the remaining $49,500) Two $ 0  
2. Evaluate feasibility of removing fish barriers in Gibbons Creek. a. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to evaluate feasibility and cost to remove barriers to salmon movement on Gibbons Creek upstream of Steigerwald Lake. One $ 6,500  
3. Develop habitat monitoring plans. a. USFWS to develop a habitat monitoring plan for wetlands and riparian habitat. One $ 5,000  
4. Develop wildlife monitoring plan. a. USFWS to develop a monitoring plan for wildlife. One $ 5,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

Objective Starting FY Ending FY Estimated cost
5. Develop plans and specifications for restoring Columbia River floodplain functions to Steigerwald Lake (BPA portion) 2004 2004 $122,000
5. Develop plans and specifications (U.S. Army Corps to fund remaining $366,000) 2004 2004 $ 0


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2004
$122,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2003 cost Subcontractor
1. Restore native wetland communities a. Implement reed canarygrass control Five $ 15,000 x
2. Restore native riparian communities a. Remove non-native blackberry Five $ 15,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

Objective Starting FY Ending FY Estimated cost
3. Restore hydraulic function to Steigerwald Lake floodplain by constructing the following: - a channel connecting Steigerwald Lake with the Columbia River - a controlled inlet/outlet structure capable of passing adult and juvenile salmonid 2005 2005 $639,000
- construction of interior levees along the upstream/downstream boundaries of the refuge to maintain the current level of flood protection for those boundaries outside of the refuge $ 0
- relocation of Gibbons Creek from the eleveated channel to Steigerwald Lake $ 0
- removal of an estimated 1,450 lineal feet of the current elevated Gibbons Creek channel - possible realignment of Gibbons Creek north of State Route 14 (BPA portion) $ 0
3. Restore hydraulic function to Steigerwald Lake floodplain (U.S. Army Corps to fund remaining $1,916,000) $ 0
($1,916,000) $ 0
1a. Restore native wetland communities-reed canarygrass control 2004 2007 $ 60,000
1b. Restore native wetland communties - wet meadow planting 2005 2006 $ 40,000
2a. Restore native riparian communities - remove blackberries 2004 2007 $ 60,000
2b. Restore native riparian communities-plant trees, shrubs, grass 2004 2007 $220,000
2c. Restore native riparian communities - scrape canarygrass 2005 2005 $ 40,000


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007
$ 85,000 $744,000 $145,000 $ 85,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

Objective Starting FY Ending FY Estimated cost
Habitat maintenance - riparian plantings, wetlands scraped to convert canarygrass to native wetland vegetation, wetlands 2004 2007 $ 80,000


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007
$ 20,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2003 cost Subcontractor
1. Conduct pre and post project monitoring of fish communities a. Describe fish community Five $ 10,000  
b. Describe habitat use - juveniles Five $ 15,000  
c. Evaluate predation on juveniles Five $ 15,000  
d. Describe invertebrate population Five $ 15,000  
e. Describe habitat structure Five $ 15,000  
2. Conduct pre and post project macroinvertebrate monitoring in Gibbons Creek a. Collect and analyze data Five $ 5,000  
b. Identification of macroinvertebrates Five $ 2,000 x
3. Collect and analyze Gibbons Creek water quality for contaminants a. Monitoring of sites throughout Gibbons Creek watershed Five $ 35,000 x
4. Conduct pre and post project vegetation monitoring. a. Monitoring of wetlands and aquatic zones. Ongoing $ 20,000 x
b. Monitoring of riparian zones. Ongoing $ 10,000 x
5. Conduct pre and post project wildlife monitoring. a. Monitoring of wildlife throughout project area. Ongoing $ 20,000 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

Objective Starting FY Ending FY Estimated cost
1. Conduct pre and post project fisheries monitoring. 2004 2007 $280,000
2. Conduct invertebrate sampling/analysis in Gibbons Creek. 2004 2007 $ 28,000
3. Conduct water quality monitoring/evaluation of Gibbons Creek. 2004 2007 $140,000
4. Conduct pre and post project vegetation monitoring. 2004 2007 $120,000
5. Conduct pre and post project wildlife monitoring. 2004 2007 $ 60,000


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007
$157,000 $157,000 $157,000 $157,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2003 Cost
Other [Itemized budget section not filled out - adding request amt in one category. 5/28/03] $373,000
Total Itemized Budget $373,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2003 project cost $373,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2003 budget request $373,000
FY 2003 forecast from 2002 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Feasibility study and NEPA documentation $445,500 cash
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Develop engineering plans and specifications to restore Columbia River flows to Steigerwald Lake $366,000 cash
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contract/supervise construction to restore Columbia River flows to Steigerwald Lake $1,961,000 cash
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Planning assitance, contract/supervise restoration/monitoring work, equipment. $ 80,000 in-kind
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Planning assistance $ 10,000 in-kind
Washington Department of Ecology Planning and coordination of water quality monitoring $ 10,000 in-kind

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2004 2005 2006 2007
Planning and design $122,000 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Construction/implementation $ 85,000 $744,000 $145,000 $ 85,000
Operations and maintenance $ 20,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000
Monitoring and evaluation $157,000 $157,000 $157,000 $157,000
Total Outyear Budgets $384,000 $921,000 $322,000 $262,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

It should be noted that the cost sharing funds from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are derived from Section 1135 funds, which require a 25% non-Federal match, for which BPA qualify. The Corps has completed a Preliminary Restoration Plan at the request of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Once matching funds are received, the Corps will conduct a full feasibility study and implement restoration.


Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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