Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9068

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 Improve Stream Habitat Through Reduction in Farm Runoff
BPA Project Proposal Number 9068
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Benton Conservation District
Business acronym (if appropriate) BCD

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Mike Tobin
Mailing Address 1606 Perry St., Suite F
City, State, Zip Yakima, WA 98902
Phone 5094545736
Fax 5094545739
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Enhance tributary and main stem fish habitat by reducing soil, nutrient, and pesticide runoff from farm operations by supporting on-farm improvementst with cost-share and technical assistance.
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: 7.6D, 7.7
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. Develop cost-share guidelines and promote program. a. Develop specific guidelines for cost-share program
. b. Design application and contract forms, develop evaluation process
. c. Promote program to landowers
2. Accept applications, select projects a. Assist with project designs and accept applications from landowers
. b. Evaluate projects, prioritize and select those to receive funding
. c. Sign contracts with landowers
. d. Report on projects selected and expected results
3. Implement projects a. Assist with on-farm construction and check installation
. b. Certify project completion and that NRCS standards are met
. c. Provide technical assistance for operation of improvement, including irrigation management
4. Project oversight and administration a. Verify project costs with landowner
. b. Voucher project costs and reimburse producer
. c. Distribute funds to subcontractor

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 11/01/98 03/01/99 2.0%
2 03/01/99 07/01/99 3.5%
3 03/01/99 12/01/99 91.0%
4 11/01/98 12/01/99 3.5%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $135,660
Fringe (Benefits are 29% of salary) $ 39,340
Supplies $ 1,000
Capital $1,749,000
Subcontractor South Yakima Conservation District; North Yakima Conservation District $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $1,925,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,925,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,925,000
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

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The only constraint to shedule is timing of available funds; Milestones: signed contracts, construction, grower payments.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


This proposal requests $1,925,000 to be split among three Conservation Districts in the Yakima River Watershed for on-farm conservation of rill irrigation and management systems to pressurized and controlled irrigation systems. Project goal is to improve fishery habitat in tributaries and the main stem of the Yakima River by reducing the amount of soil, nutrient and associated chemicals coming from farm runoff. Districts will work cooperatively with individual producers to install improved irrigation and management systems. Objectives include: 1) developing guidelines and promoting program; 2) accepting applications and signing contracts with growers; 3) on-farm implementation; and 4) project oversight, and administration of cost-share dollars. Irrigation water management and nutrient management will be required components of cost-sharing. Benefits to fish and wildlife will be a permanent reduction in stream sedimentation from agriculture runoff and nutrient leaching, and consequent improvements to fish habitat. This is a stated goal of restoration efforts for anadromous fish in the Columbia River Basin and Yakima River Basin. Conversion to pressurized irrigation systems such as linear, overhead and undertree sprinkler systems, and drip systems are Best Management Practices (BMPs), which have been developed by Conservation Districts, Natural Resource Conservation Service, universities and producers. Results will be approximately 2915 acres converted rill irrigation to pressurized systems, and prevention of 145,750 tons of soil from reaching Yakima River tributaries annually. Time frame is October 1998 to December, 1999. Implementation progress and results achieved will be monitored using the NRCS FOCS computer system and water quality monitoring.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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