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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 Improve Anadromous Fish Habitat and Passage in Omak Creek
BPA Project Proposal Number 9017
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Colville Confederated Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) CCT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Christopher J. Fisher
Mailing Address P.O. Box 862
City, State, Zip Omak, WA 98841
Phone 5096348689
Fax 5098262292
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Okanogan
Short Description Removal of debris and rubble in the stream channel, created by construction of a railroad, will allow anadromous fish to migrate over Mission Falls and access upstream spawning habitat. Restore bank stability and riparian vegetation along Omak Creek
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: 7.6a, 7.6a.2, 7.6c
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: A biological opinion is expected from NMFS addressing the potential of Omak Creek upon the restoration of mid-Columbia River summer steelhead. However, at this time a biological opinion has not been developed.
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
none No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Provide passage for anadromous fish upstream of Mission Falls, Omak Creek a. Remove rubble, cribbing, and railroad ties from stream channel
2. Restore fish habitat in Omak Creek and connected tributaries a. Identify areas deficient in suitable spawning and rearing habitat, particularly for summer steelhead
. b. Implement instream restoration structures and restore riparian vegetation to historical condition and composition to improve spawning and rearing habitat particularly for summer steelhead
. c. Alter activities (forestry practices, livestock grazing) which currently reduce the quantity and quality of spawning and rearing particularly for summer steelhead

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/98 10/01/00 60.0%
2 04/01/98 10/01/07 40.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel 1 Full time employee; 3 Seasonal employees $ 40,000
Fringe 30% of salary (based upon 1998 figures) $ 12,000
Supplies Hand tools, gloves, etc. $ 500
Operating Fuel, Vehicle servicing $ 2,000
Capital none $ 0
Tag none $ 0
Travel Updates and presentations $ 1,000
Indirect 39.2% of salary (based upon 1997 figures) $ 15,680
Subcontractor Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) $175,000
Total Itemized Budget $246,180

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $246,180
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $246,180
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 $246,180 $121,180 $121,180 $121,180
Total Outyear Budgets $246,180 $121,180 $121,180 $121,180

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: For objective 1 the reach may need to be revisited after the initial removal of rubble occurs. This is because rubble, that previously was not a barrier before the first removal, may become a barrier after the rubble has been removed.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Mid-Columbia River summer steelhead (Oncorhyncus mykiss) was listed as an endangered specie on August 11, 1997. Historically, Omak Creek, particularly the Mission Falls area, had cultural significance to the Colville Confederated Tribes. Mission Falls was an area where native people fished for salmon and steelhead. Photos from the early 1900’s depict salmon drying racks and catch nets. A railroad system was constructed along Omak Creek in the early 1900’s to transport logs to a wood mill. Rubble from the railroad construction has fallen into the stream channel and created a barrier to migrating anadromous fish, particularly summer steelhead. Removal of rubble and railroad material from the stream channel will allow summer steelhead to access approximately 27 miles of potential spawning and rearing habitat. In addition, improvement in land management practices within the watershed will improve water quality and fish habitat. Improvement in forestry practices will include better road design and location, road obliteration, and removal of improperly placed or failed culverts. Livestock management will include grazing strategies (rest and rest-rotation grazing pastures, livestock exclosures, and hardened livestock stream crossings, etc.) which will improve range condition as well as minimize impacts to the aquatic resources and riparian vegetation. This project is contracted to be completed within 10 years (2007).

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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