Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9067

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 Coordinate/Facilitate Watershed Project Planning/Implementation
BPA Project Proposal Number 9067
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Yakima River Watershed Council
Business acronym (if appropriate) YRWC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Mel Wagner
Mailing Address 402 E Yakima Avenue Suite 510
City, State, Zip Yakima, WA 98901
Phone 5095769042
Fax 5095768666
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
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. Identify and implement watershed habitat restoration and water quality and water quantity enhancement projects through facilitation and coordination of actions through consensus based process of YRWC a. Organization and Administration of YRWC staff and participants to conduct multi-interest and multi-stakehold consensus-based watershed planning and implementation entity.
. b. Coordinate and facilitate YRWC participants and greater community understanding current conditions and needs in areas of f&w habitat, water quality, and water quantity
. c. Provide public forum and engage multiple, diverse watershed interests in ongoing consensus process to identify what is being done, and what needs to be done in terms of habitat, water quality and quantify.
. d. Produce, through consensus, watershed action plan for implentation by governing agencies.
2. Identify and implement habitat restoration and water quality and water quantity enhancement projects more efficiently and effectively through facilitation and coordination of state, local, federal and tribal agency cooperation and resource pooling. a. Coordinate, facilitate, and administer Yakima River Basin Inter-Agency Council member water project cooperation, funding sources, and resource pooling
. b. YRWC staff support of Inter-Agency council for purposes of meeting organization, conduct and facilitationl
. c. Performance by YRWC staff to act as information clearing house to inform participants of water project proposals, locations implementations, and progress
. d. Perform public information functions to enhance greater community understanding of public sector activities in habitat, water quality and water quantity areas.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 60.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/99 40.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel 1 1/2 full time annual salaries $ 48,000
Fringe 20% of above $ 9,600
Supplies Office supplies, meeting materials and aids, i.e. audio/visuals, documents $ 10,000
Operating YRWC operating costs: phone, fax, internet e-mail , copying, postage, 25 % of office rental $ 30,000
Capital Desktop computer, monitor, and printer $ 2,500
Travel $ 3,000
Indirect Research, design, and production of public information/ education vehicles, i.e media advertising $ 40,000
Subcontractor none $ 0
Other $ 50,000
Total Itemized Budget $193,100

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $193,100
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $193,100
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 $100,000 $100,000
Total Outyear Budgets $100,000 $100,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: MAJOR MILESTONES: Since inception in 1994, YRWC has produced and sent to agency review a draft watershed plan: 20/20 VISION. Inter-Agency Council in operation since December 1996.:

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The YRWC is a consensus-governed, open forum of diverse watershed interests (tribal, business, timber, environmental, irrigators, land owners, food processors, electric utilities, recreation) that provides opportunity for community learning and dialogue concerning watershed viability and coordinates/facilitates community actions to restore and preserve watershed health, i.e. water quality, quantity, conservation, and habitat restoration. Tasks are accomplished, in part, through coordination with, and support of, local, state, federal, and tribal agencies, information transfer, and public/private collaboration. Since inception in 1994, YRWC has pursued a watershed approach, has educated its 400 members, its 125 volunteer committee members, and community stakeholders about watershed resource issues; developed a comprehensive watershed plan to address ecosystem and economic viability within prevailing constraints; and formed an interagency council comprised of state, local, federal, and tribal representatives to achieve collaboration information sharing, and resource pooling among agencies. Coordination/facilitation of IAC and YRWC’s watershed project planning/implementation to enhance water quality/quantity, habitat restoration are primary activities for which funding is sought. The IAC’s stated goal is to cooperatively identify and conduct projects to improve watershed health. Focus is on anadromous fish restoration via improving habitat, water quality, water conservation and instream flow values. IAC cooperative efforts will share information, leverage resources, strengthen partnerships, and facilitate access to one another and to the public. Continuing coordination/facilitation of public watershed involvement accomplished by identifying existing technology transfer programs through IAC; YRWC design and development of public media advertising, direct mail campaigns, speakers bureau, and target group programs. Content to promote watershed approach, identify resource problems; outline and promote action strategies, and collaborate with public agencies to implement. Goal is to produce informed and motivated watershed stewards in the Yakima basin. Program success will be assessed by environmental improvements already being monitored by watershed agencies; by public reviews and acceptance of watershed plan 20/20 Vision, by levels of public participation in watershed programs and by changes in on-farm practice yielding water quality improvements, and other local activities expected to result in a healthy watershed.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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