Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9014

Proposal Table of Contents

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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 Restore Habitat within Dredge Tailings on the Yankee Fork Salmon River
BPA Project Proposal Number 9014
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Forest Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) SBT, IDFG

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jeffry L. Anderson
Mailing Address P.O. Box 306
City, State, Zip Fort Hall, ID 83203
Phone 2082383757
Fax 2082383742
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Salmon
Short Description Restore hydraulic & sediment regimes, restore floodplain & riparian function, expand available chinook & steelhead spawning/rearing habitat, connect W.Fork Yankee Fork & Yankee Fork Salmon River, provide upslope stability.
Target Species

Project Location

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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:
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

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Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Identify and assess the status of key physical and biological elements in the Yankee Fork watershed. a. Finalize Watershed Assessment for the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River.
1. Identify and assess the status of key physical and biological elements in the Yankee Fork watershed. b. Use remote sensing technology to identify impediments to natural upslope, riparian, and hydraulic processes.
2. Restore natural hydraulic and sediment regimes, and floodplain and riparian function to the Yankee Fork Salmon River a. Eliminate and redistribute dredge tailings as necessary from floodplain of the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River as an impediment to natural hydraulic processes.
2. Restore natural hydraulic and sediment regimes, and floodplain and riparian function to the Yankee Fork Salmon River b. Evaluate the current road configuration as it relates to floodplain function.
3. Expand available chinook salmon and steelhead spawning and rearing habitat a. Increase natural sinuosity of river channel by providing access to floodplain.
4. Connect West Fork Yankee Fork and Yankee Fork Salmon River priority critical reaches for chinook salmon a. Allow natural hydrograph to establish connectivity with suitable habitat.
5. Provide for upslope stability a. Bring riverbed back up to grade where necessary using dredge tailings material.
6. Provide for long-term benefits for water quality, fish, and wildlife. a. Develop agreements and/or easements with private parties to assure long-term protection of resources is provided for.
6. Provide for long-term benefits for water quality, fish, and wildlife. b. Use videography/remote sensing for future monitoring.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 01/01/99 15.0%
2 07/01/99 10/01/06 50.0%
3 07/01/00 10/01/06 10.0%
4 07/01/00 10/01/06 10.0%
5 07/01/00 10/01/06 10.0%
6 07/01/99 05/01/06 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 50,000
Fringe $ 17,000
Supplies $ 4,000
Operating $ 50,000
Capital $ 15,000
Travel $ 4,000
Indirect $ 18,760
Subcontractor $ 43,500
Total Itemized Budget $202,260

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $202,260
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $202,260
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

2000 2001 2002 2003
All Phases $900,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000
Total Outyear Budgets $900,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The goal for FY99 is to complete the Watershed Assessment, complete remote sensing analysis, complete a road survey and archaeological survey, and complete a pilot study. Construction phase and projected outyear costs are contingent on completion of remote sensing analysis, and may be subject to substantial change dependent on the results of these analyses. The project could also be limited by NEPA compliance, ESA compliance and constraints, permitting (state and federal), easements with private landowners, and available work window. According to recent redd surveys, it is unlikely any fish will return to spawn in 1999-2001, affording an opportune time to initiate and attempt to complete construction with minimal impacts on listed species. There are currently federal highway funds available that need to be obligated by the year 1999. If these funds are used within our proposed construction dates, they could help alleviate costs associated with moving the road from the middle of the floodplain.

Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract


Approximately six miles of stream habitat on private land on the Yankee Fork Salmon River have been severely altered by dredge-mining, eliminating much of the natural meander pattern of the stream and associated instream habitat and riparian vegetation. The altered stream corridor consists of unconsolidated and unvegetated dredge tailings which have increased sedimentation of spawning gravels and rearing pools. The mainstem Yankee Fork has downcut causing upslope instability in many tributary streams. The goal of the Yankee Fork Dredge Tailings Restoration project is to restore natural hydraulic and sediment regimes by redistributing dredge tailings piles from the floodplain. Restoring the Yankee Fork Salmon River, historically a major chinook salmon producer, to natural conditions will create a healthy, functioning riparian community providing numerous benefits to fish and wildlife. As part of the project, an ongoing Watershed Assessment will be completed prior to on-the-ground work. The methods used for construction will follow those of BPA Project 9605300, North Fork John Day Dredge Tailings Restoration, redistributing tailings piles and bringing the river back up to grade when necessary. Expected outcomes include a healthy, functioning floodplain and riparian community, an increase in spawning and rearing habitat for salmonids, an increase in instream habitat diversity, and upslope stabilization. Time frame for the project would be a maximum of eight years, with annual construction implemented through the year 2004. Monitoring and evaluation will be based on Watershed Assessment recommendations. M&E commitments will be minimal, as this can be accomplished with existing agency (USFS, IDFG) and Tribal personnel.

Reviews and Recommendations

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