Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9032

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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Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Teach Adults to Become Holistic Master Watershed Stewards
BPA Project Proposal Number 9032
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington Governor's Council on Environmental Education
Business acronym (if appropriate) GCEE

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Beverly Isenson, Special Assistant, GCEE
Mailing Address P.O. Box 40900
City, State, Zip Olympia, WA 98504-0900
Phone 3604077317
Fax 3604077333
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Teach/train adults to work as Master Watershed Stewards in their watersheds, focus on science, community organization, leadership skills to increase community capacity to address fish/wildlife/water issues. Students provide at least 50 hrs community srvc.
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:
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

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Teach at least 25 adults in each watershed about the science of their watersheds and leadership of their communities a. Coop Ext. organizes advisory team, teaching team & core curriculum, recruits students, holds course
2. Support class ?graduates? to provide community service and thereby increase community capacity to deal with issues a. Assists in determining suitable projects, arranging collaboration with resource agencies, civic groups
3. Build corps of stewards a. Facilitates team-building and increases community capacity

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 05/01/99 70.0%
2 06/01/99 09/01/99 15.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/99 15.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 37,080
Fringe $ 12,257
Supplies $ 9,270
Travel $ 2,060
Indirect $ 21,124
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 81,791

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 81,791
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 81,791
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 $ 84,245 $ 86,772 $ 89,375 $ 92,056
Total Outyear Budgets $ 84,245 $ 86,772 $ 89,375 $ 92,056

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Identify any constraints that may cause schedule changes. Describe major milestones if necessary. Milestones: Course completed, stewards perform community service.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Master Watershed Stewards program educates groups of 25 to 30 adults per course about the science and social aspects of their watershed over a three-month period, then provides continuing support as the graduates undertake a minimum of 50 hours of community service. The course is focused 70% on science. The goal is to increase community capacity by educating a corps of adults with the scientific knowledge and skills, understanding and motivation to assume teaching and leadership roles in their communities. They will become leaders of programs and projects aimed at solving the problems arising from human interaction with the rest of the natural environment. The teaching and learning is based on principles of Action Research, and Community Problem-Solving, developed at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources. Special emphasis is given to water, fish and wildlife, and to providing knowledge and skills, as appropriate. Scientists assist in teaching the course, and assist graduates to complete their community service. This can include stream surveys, habitat restoration, vertebrate and water monitoring, educating the public through presentations to others, organizing issues conferences and public service projects, appropriate to the watershed and community. Results will include graduates undertaking community service within weeks after the course ends, in conjunction with agencies and civic groups. Results are monitored and evaluated by WSU Cooperative Extension county leaders, through written questionnaires to students at the start and close of the course, querying their expectations and knowledge. This is followed by recording their community service contributions for a one-year period. Experience shows that community service continues, generally for three to ten years. Results will be monitored by WSU?s project manage and county staff, using Bennett?s hierarchy, and documenting student evaluation of personal change, and student community service and leadership.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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