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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

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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Research/Evaluate Restoration of NE Ore Streams and Develop Mgmt Guidelines
BPA Project Proposal Number 9016
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon State University and the University of Oregon
Business acronym (if appropriate) OSU / U of O

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name J. Boone Kauffman
Mailing Address Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Oregon State University
City, State, Zip Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone 5417371625
Fax 5417373590
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Grande Ronde, John Day, Umatilla
Short Description Research and evaluate the hydrogeomorphic and ecological responses/processes of riparian/aquatic restoration and fish habitat enhancement projects in NE Oregon and develop sound habitat management guidelines and approaches based on scientific research.
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: Measure 205- Coordinated Implementation monitoring and evaluation
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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
5519100 Evaluate Meadow Creek Instream Structure and Riparian Restoration This project represents a continuation of the research progress gained in this study towards our understanding of appropriate restoration approaches No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Characterize and quantify the biotic, geomorphic, and hydrologic processes and structural features of functionally intact reference reaches. These reaches could then serve as potential goals (or endpoints) for restoration/enhancement activities. a. Identify and establish permanent transects and sampling stations at intact stream reaches to serve as regional reference reaches
1. b. Measurements to describe the structure,function, and inherent hydrological, geomorphic and ecological processes of intact streams.
2. Quantify the geomorphic, hydrologic, and biotic responses, and the rates and mechanisms of ecosystem change at sites undergoing: (a) passive restoration alone; and (b) sites with a combination of passive and active restoration approaches. a. Evaluate projects as to their effectiveness in terms of restoring important fish habitat features and those components of the riparian ecosystem that sustain fish habitat.
2. b. Evaluate projects as to their effectiveness relative to their stream channel configurations, such as those developed by Rosgen (1994)
2. c. At restoration/ehancement sites, measure the changes in riparian vegetation that have important influences on fish habitat (cover, composistion, strucutre, nutrient inputs, water quality etc.,.
. d. Measure geomorphologic and hydrologic processes and features important to fish: pools, depths, channel width, channel diversity, sediment retention, etc.,
. e. Measure changes in the aquatic biota: fish and invertebrate assemblages
3. Develop management recommendations based upon these research results which can be used to predict which type of restoration approaches will yield the highest probability to successfully restore aquatic habitats. a. Analysis of all collected data to determine under which geomorphic, hydrologic, ecologic, and land ownership scenarios are various retoration approaches likely to have the highest probability of success.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 20.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/99 70.0%
3 06/01/99 09/01/99 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Includes principle investigators, research assistant, 5 grad students/yr, summer field crews $125,720
Fringe varies depending upon posisition $ 23,304
Supplies field equipment, office supplies, phone charges, lab costs, etc., $ 11,850
Capital Total station surveying instrument and accessories $ 10,000
Travel field work, per diem and travel to professional meetings $ 16,490
Indirect 43% of the above costs $ 72,823
Subcontractor Department of Forest Enginering, OSU; Department of Geography, U Of O; Cooperative Fisheries Unit- Biological Resources Division, USGS $ 0
Other $ 27,387
Other $ 27,387
Other $ 27,387
Total Itemized Budget $342,348

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $342,348
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $342,348
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 $302,710 $318,642 $335,413 $353,066
Total Outyear Budgets $302,710 $318,642 $335,413 $353,066

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: There are no foreseeable constraints

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


While large expenditures have been spent on the recovery of native salmonids and their habitats in the interior Columbia Basin, a paucity of information exists on the site potential of riparian/stream ecosystems (i.e., the actual endpoint of the restoration). In addition, we know little of the biophysical processes and patterns of recovery following the implementation of passive and active restoration. The specific outcome of this research study will be to provide fish and restoration managers with the information necessary to implement the most appropriate restoration approaches in the most appropriate reach types that will re-establish the biophysical processes necessary to create productive fish habitats. The overall objectives of this research will be met through two experiments: (1) quantify the biotic, hydrologic and geomorphic characteristics of intact ecosystems; and (2) quantify the rates and patterns of recovery following the implementation of restoration activities. Specifically, we will quantify the rate and nature of hydrological, geomorphic, and ecological processes following passive restoration alone, and in combination with active restoration approaches. Both experiments will be conducted in a variety of stream reach types (gradient, elevation, stream order, floodplain width etc.,). A suite of restoration techniques will be examined (e.g., fencing, rechannelization, channel reconfiguration, instream structures, etc.,). We will quantify changes for the first five years following the implementation of restoration. Ecosystem changes will be compared with paired untreated (control) reaches as well as with the intact reference reaches. This research will entail intensive field measurements of channel, stream, aquatic and vegetation characteristics annually.

Reviews and Recommendations

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