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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 Expand Respect the River
BPA Project Proposal Number 9026
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
USDA Forest Service, Methow Valley Ranger District, Okanogan National Forest
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Ardis Bynum
Mailing Address Methow Valley Ranger District, Box 579
City, State, Zip Winthrop WA 98862
Phone 5099964004
Fax 5099964051
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Methow
Short Description Respect the River is an interpretive and public contact program which originated with signs along the Methow River, expanded to include both media and one-on-one contacts with river users, and is now proposed for further expansion and effort.
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 add if appropriate
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: This is a very broad way of helping protect our resources--by changing people’s attitudes about rivers. In that way, it aids all such efforts such as the Endangered Species Act.
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

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Reach more people and educate them about the importanct and function of rivers one-on-one a. Compile(create) & publish booklets with Respect the River ads and other appropriate information
1. b. Create Respect the River placemats
1. c. Create a colorable/readable Respect the River poster
1. d. Create & publish a Respect the River postcard set
2. Reach more people one-on-one to educate them about the importance and function of rivers a. Add outreach @ camping areas S.Methow and tributaries
2. b. Expand outreach to the Upper Methow and its tributaries (2c) Hold small group workshops as outreach for a variety of age groups

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 02/01/99 06/01/99 34.0%
2 05/01/99 09/01/99 66.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Forest Service $ 6,000
Supplies printed booklets, placemats, posters, postcards. Materials for workshops. $ 9,500
Subcontractor Chuck Tonn; Sheeley Rudeen; The above listed contractors have been working on Respect the River. $ 18,500
Total Itemized Budget $ 34,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 34,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 34,000
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
All Phases $ 18,000 $ 18,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 18,000 $ 18,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Extreme weather or extreme fire season may alter the completion of Objective 2; but all would be accomplished within 1999

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Ultimately fish and fish habitat will be saved because people care. As the saying goes, ‘In the end, we will conserve that which we love, we will love that which we understand, we will understand that which we are taught (Baba Doium)’. The goals of this project are to increase people’s understanding of--and therefore their protection of--fish, habitats and our collective efforts to protect them. One-on-one contact reaches people while they are visiting in/near streams. Printed materials like the ads that have been done for Respect the River give people the opportunity to further understand the issues and their own potential to be part of the solution. They also help people share their new awareness. Education is a life-long process. Our outreach needs to continue indefinitely: we have many first-time visitors. Also, returning visitors increase their knowledge with additional contacts. Success happens incrementally and subtly but--over time--clear habitat improvements and changes in people’s behaviour and be recognized. (Anti-littering campaigns are an example of a gradual but effective effort.) Most of the people who visit the Methow are from the Pacific Northwest; others from all over the world. The education in ‘Respect the River’ applies whereever you are.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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