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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 Reduce Erosion, Identify Access and Improve... at Bonn. Power Line Corridor
BPA Project Proposal Number 9054
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 Ken Macdonald And Judy De La Vergne
Mailing Address 215 Melody Lane
City, State, Zip Wenatchee, WA 98801
Fax 5096653509
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Wenatchee
Short Description
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 Erosion a. Evaluate Road access
1. b. Decrease lateral roads by obliteration or decomissioning
1. c. If necessary surface permanent roads
1. d. Improve drainage on permanent roads by placing waterbars, cleaning ditches, adding ditches, adding culverts, hardrocking ford crossings, and general road maintenance.
1. e. Close roads with gates or berms
1. f. Limit access with gates or berms
1. g. Plant riparian vegetation
1. h. Resore native vegetation to closed, obliterated, and other unnecessary roads
2. Restore shade and cover over the stream adjacent to BPA power line corridors a. Reestablish riparian vegetation
. Restore shade and cover over the stream adjacent to BPA power line corridors b. Evaluate options to cutting all riparian vegetation out under power lines with BPA
3. Improve aquatic habitat adjacent to BPA power line corridor a. Evaluate habitat condition
3. Improve aquatic habitat adjacent to BPA power line corridor b. Plant riparian vegetation
3. Improve aquatic habitat adjacent to BPA power line corridor c. Place instream woody debris, root wads, or boulders necessary to improve habitat
3. Improve aquatic habitat adjacent to BPA power line corridor d. Reduce sedimentation from adjacent roads
4. Improve fish passage a. Evaluate stream crossings
4. b. Install culverts that improve fish passage and allow passage of debris.
5. Monitor before, during, and after projects to insure effectiveness a. Monitor water quality
5. b. Monitor fish habitat attributes
5. c. Monitor riparian vegetation
5. d. Monitor road use and closures
5. e. Monitor implementation
5. f. Monitor recolonizing of native vegetation on obliterated/decommissioned roads
5. g. Monitor erosion on obliterated/ decommissoned roads

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 06/01/99 11/01/02 87.0%
2 06/01/99 11/01/02 3.0%
3 06/01/99 11/01/02 5.0%
4 06/01/99 11/01/02 1.0%
5 06/01/99 12/01/03 4.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 57,000
Fringe $ 14,000
Supplies $ 600
Subcontractor $ 40,000
Total Itemized Budget $111,600

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $111,600
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $111,600
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 $ 55,000 $170,000 $160,000 $ 15,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 55,000 $170,000 $160,000 $ 15,000

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The items to be subcontracted would include: any road work which includes building waterbars, ditches, placing culverts, pulling culverts, which may include the use of graders, excavators, and a D3-4 cat; the subsoiling of unnecessary roads which would most likely include the use of a D7 cat and a hydraulic subsoiler attachment; obliteration of road prisms (including removing or partial removal of cut and fill slopes) which would most likely include an excavator; grass seeding of the obliterated roads; fish habitat restoration work which may include a walking excavator, dumptruck to haul boulders, a log truck to haul logs, and a loader to unload logs; Gravel surfacing which may include the gravel and the dumptruck to haul it, and a grader; Seed picking/cleaning of native seeds; nursery contract to grow the native seed. The overall project goals are to improve anadromous fish, native fish, and aquatic health adjacent to and within the BPA power line corridors. The objectives are to reduce sedimentation to streams from roads, to restore riparian connectivity by reducing road miles in the riparian areas, to improve aquatic habitat complexity under and adjacent to the power line corridor, to improve water quality by improving overhead cover and shade and by reducing erosion from unstable stream banks and roads, to evaluate effectiveness of activities aimed at improving anadromous and native fish habitat. The relevance to the Fish and Wildlife Program would be that this project is designed to improve aquatic habitat quality not only adjacent to the BPA powerlines but within the watershed. Road miles will be decreased, necessary road drainage improved, aquatic habitat diversity improved water quality maintained/improved, riparian function improved, and fish passage improved. The best available data will be used to determine project design. The Wenatchee National Forest as well as other forests have been implementing road decommissioning for some time and have data available to design partial or full bench road decommissioning projects. The Subsoiler is one available method that is adequate at decompacting road prisms. There is much scientific data relating road locations, design, and miles to a decrease in aquatic habitat diversity, stream sedimentation, fish passage problems due to poor culvert design, and the lack of riparian connectivity. There is as well, much information about fish habitat restoration, as much of the 80?s and early 90?s was spent on restoring fish habitat (Reeves et al in Meehan, 1991)(Rosgen, 1996). First, all the watershed analysis documents in the Wenatchee River watershed seem to address this in their collection of data and analysis. Numerous other authors address stream channel stability ( Rosgen,1996), erosion and mass wasting problems (Furniss et Al in Meehan, 1991). The expected outcome is that within the Nason Creek, Chumstick Creek , and other Wenatchee River tributaries, road miles will decrease and power line access will be delineated and maintained. In turn will help to reduce the erosion and mass wasting problems associated with roads, reduce road maintenance costs, sedimentation to the water, rehabilitate riparian reserves, add complexity back to adjacent aquatic habitat, stabilize adjacent stream banks and power line towers, and return shade and cover to the stream adjacent to the power lines. Getting the access roads delineated will help the Forest Service and other private land owners delineate their access, which in turn with help decrease unnecessary road miles in the watershed and reduce a substantial amount of road related problems to aquatic habitat and water quality. The time frame for implementing the total project will be five years. The time frame for the project to be effective will be approximately 1-20 years in the future. With road or fish passage projects that decrease erosion and increase fish passage showing almost immediate results on up to riparian revegetation projects taking up to possibly 20 years before there are large enough trees/brush grown to produce shade over the streams. Results will be monitored through repeatable techniques for fish habitat and population surveys, water quality monitoring, road closure enforcement, revegetation monitoring, and sediment surveys that the Wenatchee National Forest specialists will implement.

Reviews and Recommendations

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