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Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Mitigate Effects of Runoff & Erosion on Salmonid Habitat in Pine Hollow
BPA Project Proposal Number 9012
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Pine Hollow Watershed Council, c/o Sherman Soil and Water Conservation District
Business acronym (if appropriate) Sherman SWCD

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jeff Hopkins-Clark
Mailing Address P.O. Box 405
City, State, Zip Moro, OR 97039
Phone 5415653216
Fax 5415653430
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin John Day
Short Description Phase 1 will implement practices to reduce erosion and flooding, allowing active and natural recovery of riparian vegetation and channel type. Phase 2 will focus on replanting or protecting critical areas within the stream corridor.
Target Species

Project Location

[No information]

Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal

NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses: 2.2A, 3.3D, 4.1A, 7.0B.1, 7.1A.1, 7.1B, 7.1C.2-3, 7.1D, 7.6, 7.6A, 7.6B.1, 7.6B.3, 7.6B.4, 7.6B.6, 7.6C, 7.6D, 7.7, 7.8A, 7.8B, 7.8D, 7.8H, 7.8J, 10.2B, 11.1, 11.2D, 11.2E
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References

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

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Assess Condition a. Range Assessment-COMPLETE
1. Assess Condition b. Riparian/Channel Assessment-complete by spring 1998
2. Mitigate Peak Flow Events a. Plan improved range management
2. Mitigate Peak Flow Events b. Install cross-fencing for better livestock distribution/utilization
2. Mitigate Peak Flow Events c. Install spring developments for better livestock distribution/utilization
2. Mitigate Peak Flow Events d. Reseed critical areas - areas in poor/fair condition
2. Mitigate Peak Flow Events e. Install field terracing and water and sediment control basins for control of runoff/erosion from grain fields
3. Enhance summer flows a. Slow water runoff through measures described above and improve water-holding capacity of riparian area.
4. Encourage riparian and stream channel recovery b. Establish riparian pasture systems
4. Encourage riparian and stream channel recovery c. Provide sources of water in the uplands
4. Encourage riparian and stream channel recovery d. Establish cross-fences to allow more even livestock distribution
4. Encourage riparian and stream channel recovery e. Establish ungrazed buffer strips through continuous CRP
4. Encourage riparian and stream channel recovery f. Actively plant woody riparian species in critical areas.
5. Reduce summer temeratures a. To be achieved through measures described above.
6. Improve upland wildlife habitat a. Establish upland water sources - springs and "guzzlers"
6. Improve upland wildlife habitat b. Establish tree plantings in natural or artificial wet areas in uplands
6. Improve upland wildlife habitat c. Grass/legume seedings
6. Improve upland wildlife habitat d. Other projects described above
7. Monitor a. Track steelhead spawning activity through redd counts - ONGOING
7. Monitor b. Photopoints at all project sites, and photo monitoring of range condition at individual ranches.
7. Monitor c. Continuous temperature monitors
7. Monitor d. Proper Functioning Condition assessments

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/96 08/01/98 12.5%
2 10/01/96 12/01/01 25.0%
3 10/01/96 12/01/01 0.0%
4 03/01/98 12/01/04 25.0%
5 10/01/96 12/01/04 0.0%
6 08/01/98 12/01/04 12.5%
7 03/01/96 12/01/10 25.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel 3 people, ~1/2 FTE, total value ~$12,000. BPA share: 18%, Other Sources: GWEB, ODA, Sherman County $ 2,117
Fringe Total value, $3000, Other info as above $ 529
Operating 100% provided by landowners $ 0
Capital Memory Upgrade: $85, Speed upgrade, $99, and hard drive upgrade, $224 $ 413
Subcontractor Landowners hire contractors to complete their work. They then submit a $ 23,901
Total Itemized Budget $ 26,960

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 26,960
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 26,960
FY 1999 forecast from 1998 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

All Phases $ 15,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 15,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Engineering assistance from NRCS is limited. Riparian work will not be started until upland work is completed. The main constraint to riparian recovery is excessive peak flows. Completion of upland runoff control work may be considered a milestone.

Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract


Pine Hollow Watershed provides twenty miles of potential steelhead habitat which has been degraded by high peak flows, low summer water levels, and high peak temperatures. Riparian soil and vegetation have been removed in certain places by flood events and by maintenance activities on a natural gas pipeline through the lower six miles of the canyon. The goal of this project is to encourage the recovery of the stream by slowing runoff during the peak flow events, allowing the slow, safe release of water during the summer and further allowing buildup of sediment and riparian vegetation. After this has been achieved, the project would actively plant woody riparian species in critical areas. These actions would improve spawning and rearing habitat by increasing flow during critical months, reducing damage to riparian vegetation, reducing summer water temperatures, and allowing recovery of channel morphology. Deer, elk, and upland birds would also benefit by enhanced water sources in the uplands. Specific projects include development of grazing management plans, riparian pastures, exclosures, cross fencing, water/sediment control structures, and native grass and tree plantings. The method emphasizes the top-down approach to watershed recovery – begin at the ridge top, and work toward the stream. This method has repeatedly been shown to be the most cost effective. Upland work will be completed by 2001, and active riparian plantings completed by 2004. Monitoring would consist of spawning surveys, continuous temperature readings, photopoints, and physical stream surveys. This would continue for ten years past the end of the last implementation phase.

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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