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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 Sandy River Delta Riparian Reforestation
BPA Project Proposal Number 9062
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
USDA Forest Service, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Virginia Kelly
Mailing Address 902 Wasco Ave, Suite 200
City, State, Zip Hood River, OR 97031
Phone 5413862333
Fax 5413861916
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Sandy
Short Description Restore 250 acres of rare Columbia River floodplain ‘gallery’ riparian forest (dense, unbroken stands of black cottonwood, willow, ash). Reforestation will improve habitat for riparian forest species.
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): wildlife

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. Site preparation a. Clear unwanted vegetation
1. Site preparation b. Apply "Rodeo" herbicide as needed
2. Plant seedlings or cuttings a. Collect plant stock
2. Plant seedlings or cuttings b. Coordinate volunteer planters
2. Plant seedlings or cuttings c. Choose planting dates
2. Plant seedlings or cuttings d. Oversee planting
3. Maintain seedlings a. Grub unwanted vegetation; mulch
4. Monitoring planting a. Establish photo monitoring points
4. Monitor planting b. Measure seedling survival
4. Monitor planting c. Alter site/prepartion and planting methods
5. Monitor wildlife populations a. Neotropical baseline exists
5. Monitor wildlife populations b. Count neotropicals annually

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 07/01/99 10/01/03 51.0%
2 09/01/99 12/01/03 31.0%
3 07/01/00 12/01/03 8.0%
4 09/01/99 10/01/03 3.0%
5 05/01/99 05/01/03 7.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 2,000
Subcontractor $ 19,500
Total Itemized Budget $ 21,500

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 21,500
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 21,500
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 $ 21,500 $ 21,500 $ 21,500 $ 21,500
Total Outyear Budgets $ 21,500 $ 21,500 $ 21,500 $ 21,500

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Proposed Action: Restore 250 acres of ‘gallery’ riparian forest (dense, unbroken stands of black cottonwood, willow, ash) which have been extensively cleared and invaded by undesirable species. Riparian forest habitat has almost entirely disappeared from this stretch of the Columbia, and what remains is generally patchy. The Delta represents one of the very best opportunities to re-establish a large block of dense, riparian forest. The desired future condition is 600 acres of riparian forest and shrub-scrub community. This proposal targets 250 acres, or 50 acres per year for five years, because the work can be reasonably accomplished with current staffing levels. Expected Benefits: Improve habitat for riparian forest species, particularly neo-tropical migrant birds, amphibians, herons and bald eagles. Mitigation: Replace riparian forest habitat inundated above Bonneville Dam (in-kind, not in-place). Methods: Site preparation and planting methods are based on previous Forest Service experience. Outcomes: A 5 year plan which plants 50 acres per year in native riparian forest tree and shrub species (a total of 250 acres planted in 5 years). 50 plus acres per year maintained. Annual reports on planting success and neo-tropical monitoring. Monitoring: 1. Annual photo documentation of reforestation to build long term visual record of reforestation results. 2. Annual measurement of planting success, and evaluation of any causes of planting failure. Corrective action taken as needed. 3. Annual population counts of neo-tropical migrants to determine affect on wildlife populations.

Reviews and Recommendations

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