Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9051

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 Stabilize Blowout Creek (South Fork of Meadow Creek)
BPA Project Proposal Number 9051
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Forest Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Mary Faurot
Mailing Address Payette NF, Krassel Rd., P.O. Box 1026
City, State, Zip McCall, ID 83638
Phone 2086340618
Fax 2086340634
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Salmon
Short Description Reduce sediment delivery from an unstable tributary (Blowout Creek) to anadromous fish habitat in the East Fork South Fork Salmon River. Instability was caused by historic failure of a hydroelectric dam, and would be rectified by converting the channels
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. Reduce sediment production and delivery from stream in meadow area a. Convert unstable stream channels to more stable configurations
1. Reduce sediment production and delivery from stream in meadow area b. Stabilize new channel types with structures, riparian planting
2. Restore wetland character to meadow a. Elevate water table with new channels
2. Restore wetland character to meadow b. Construct ponds
3. Develop sediment reduction plan for stream in canyon a. Collect survey data
4. Complete NEPA requirements a. Conduct Environmental Analysis

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 10/01/00 40.0%
2 10/01/98 10/01/00 40.0%
3 10/01/98 12/01/98 10.0%
4 10/01/98 06/01/99 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 45,336
Supplies $ 2,600
Operating $ 3,381
Travel $ 2,500
Subcontractor $251,300
Other $ 30,000
Total Itemized Budget $335,117

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $335,117
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $335,117
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 $ 18,590 $ 3,590
Total Outyear Budgets $ 18,590 $ 3,590

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: NEPA, contract preparation, and awarding process by the USFS.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The proposed project area has been identified in numerous planning and environmental documents as a sediment source to fish habitat in the South Fork Salmon River and its tributaries. The failure of a hydroelectric dam in 1965 has caused chronic instability and sediment production in Blowout Creek channels. The purpose of the project is to reduce current erosion from the unstable channels, decrease sediment delivery to fish habitat in the South Fork Salmon River, and restore the wetland character that is disappearing from upper Blowout Creek. The project relates to CRB FWP measures 7.6C, D and 7.7 by implementing restoration actions identified in a Watershed Analysis that was completed cooperatively by the USFS, adjacent landowners and other agencies; to measure 7.8A by initiating actions needed for recovery where federal land management plan objectives for fish habitat are not being met, and measure 7.8B by implementing erosion control Best Management Practices. The benefit of the project is improvement of habitat for chinook salmon, steelhead, bull trout, and cutthroat trout. Channel stabilization work would be accomplished using widely accepted restoration techniques based on the Rosgen methods such as channel relocation, pond and step pool construction, check dam installation, and riparian planting. The project would be implemented in summer/fall 1999. Monitoring would consist of post-project channel configuration measurement at project sites, evaluation of sediment deposition in fish habitat downstream, and measurement of turbidity downstream, and re-evaluation of fish habitat parameters.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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