Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9024

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 Methow Tributaries Fish Passage
BPA Project Proposal Number 9024
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
USDA Forest Service, Okanogan National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jennifer Molesworth
Mailing Address P.O. Box 97
City, State, Zip Winthrop, WA 98862
Phone 5099964010
Fax 5099964051
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Methow
Short Description Evaluate barriers to fish passage (mainly culverts) in main tributaries tothe Methow River, and prioritize some barriers for removal.
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: please insert correct numbers here
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Project will help recover habitat for endangered upper Columbia steelhead and proposed bull trout.
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
not applicable No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. find culverts, other constructions that block fish passage in tributaries of the Methow River on national forest lands a. drive all ranger district roads that cross major fish-bearing Methow tributaries, inventory and inspect culverts, other constructions for fish passage
2. ensure that bull trout are protected from brook trout invasion b. snorkel for brook trout, bull trout (and other species) above and below fish barriers that sit downstream from bull trout habitat
3. prioritize fish barriers for removal and stream restoration c. coordinate/meet with engineers, fish biologists, NEPA experts, forest road managers, etc. decide which barriers should be removed and in what order

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 06/01/99 07/01/99 60.0%
2 07/01/99 07/01/99 25.0%
3 08/01/99 08/01/99 15.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 4,442
Supplies snorkeling gear, flow meter, measure tapes, and miscellaneous $ 800
Travel 15 days of 4-wheel drive truck time $ 458
Subcontractor none $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 5,700

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 5,700
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 5,700
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

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Deep snows and high stream flows could slow inventory start, move project completion back. Project would still be completed in 1999.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Culverts and other human constructions are blocking fish passage in some tributaries of the Methow River. Summer steelhead (endangered) and bull trout (proposed) as well as other fish cannot move through the streams as they once did. We must inventory the obstructions, report on them, and then prioritize restoration of fish passage in the streams, where appropriate. We believe this could be accomplished in 1999, with actual restoration in subsequent years as funding allows.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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