Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9060

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 Restore Anadromous Fish Habitat in the Nichols Canyon Subwatershed
BPA Project Proposal Number 9060
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Clearwater Focus Watershed Program - Idaho Soil Conservation Commission
Business acronym (if appropriate) CFWP-ISCC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Janet Hohle, Co-Coordinator
Mailing Address 220 E 5th St.
City, State, Zip Moscow, ID 83843
Phone 2088820507
Fax 2088834239
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
Short Description Restore anadromous fish habitat affected by upland agricultural land uses through the implementation of best management practices on private lands located within the exterior boundaries of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation.
Target Species Snake River summer chinook salmon

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

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Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Update and finalize program details. a. Review cost share rates and methods of cost-sharing.
1. Update and finalize program details. b. Review technical standards.
2. Contact the approximately 14 landowners/operators to initiate participation in project. Initial contact has been made. a. Publish announcements, and make individual contact with operators/landowners.
2. Contact the approximately 14 landowners/operators to initiate participation in project. Initial contact has been made. b. Organize group meetings
3. Prepare long-term contracts with operators. a. Conduct on-site inspection of properties.
3. Prepare long-term contracts with operators. b. Final contracts and/or develop implementation alternatives.
4. Assist operators with installation of BMPs a. Conduct on-site assistance with design and layout.
4. Assist operators with installation of BMPs b. Conduct implementation inspections.
5. Review implementation a. Inspect implementation.
5. Review implementation b. Document inspection.
6. Reporting a. Quarterly and Final reports

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 12/01/99 5.0%
2 11/01/98 05/01/99 5.0%
3 11/01/98 09/01/99 40.0%
4 03/01/99 09/01/99 30.0%
5 10/01/98 09/01/99 10.0%
6 10/01/98 09/01/99 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 33,280
Fringe $ 11,315
Supplies $ 2,500
Operating $ 4,500
Indirect $ 5,160
Subcontractor $125,000
Total Itemized Budget $181,755

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $181,755
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $181,755
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 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000
Total Outyear Budgets $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The first constraint to this project would be the timing of funding approval because the significant portion of implementation requires working access to the subwatershed by the landowner/operator subcontractors. A second constraint, related to the first, would be availability of landowner/operator supplied equipment and labor to implement contracts relative to project approval and farming schedule needs.

Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract


The presence of overyearling rainbow-steelhead trout in the Nichols Canyon Creek subwatershed of the Big Canyon Creek watershed within the Clearwater River subbasin has been documented by Murphy and Metsker, 1962, Fuller, Kucera, and Johnson, 1985, and Kucera and Johnson, 1986. The Fuller et al report also noted that the creek had low summer stream flow, lack of instream cover, nitrate problems in the upper section, annual stream flow variation in lower stretches, and siltation, although lower stretches had some sections of good riparian habitat. The Idaho State Section 303(d) (Clean Water Act) stream list includes Big Canyon Creek with the following parameters of concern: sediment, nutrients, dissolved oxygen, flow, and habitat alteration. The Big Canyon Creek watershed is located within the exterior boundaries of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. The major land use within the subwatershed is agriculture occurring on timbered, cut over forest soils. The purpose of actions presented in this proposal is to improve current agricultural practices through the implementaion of best management practices (BMPs), coordinated through efforts by private landowners/operators, the Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Idaho Soil Conservation Commission (ISCC), and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) personnel. The proposed BMPs are techniques endorsed by the Bonneville Power Administration (1997), NRCS (1996), and the Idaho Agricultural Pollution Abatement Plan (1991). Expected results from the proposed project include: decreased sediment delivery to Nichols Canyon Creek, improved rangeland conditions, and improved riparian habitat. The level of success will be evaluated using the NRCS prediction model for sediment delivery and field inspections to evaluate compliance with conservation plans and BMP objectives.

Reviews and Recommendations

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