Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9069

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 Enhance Upper Yakima River Basin Fish Habitat
BPA Project Proposal Number 9069
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Kittitas County Conservation District
Business acronym (if appropriate) KCCD

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Anna Olsen
Mailing Address 607 E Mountain View
City, State, Zip Ellensburg WA 98926
Phone 5099258590
Fax 5099258591
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Enhance and protect fish habitat in the Upper Yakima River watershed by providing cost share incentives for rill irrigation system upgrades, improving management practices, improving irrigation delivery and restoring riparian habitat on private lands.
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

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Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Design and Promote Cost-Share Program a. Develop specific program guidelines
. b. Design application and contract forms
. c. Develop Evaluation Process
. d. Promote program to local landowners
2. Accept Applications, Select Projects, Sign Contracts a. Assist landowners with project design and applications, permits, biological assessments
. b. Accept completed applications
. c. Evaluate and prioritize project applications, select those to be funded
. d. Sign contracts with landowners
3. Construction/Implementation a. Construction of upgraded irrigation systems, riparian habitat modifications
. b. Assist Landowners with implementation of management techniques
. c. Ensure projects meet NRCS technical standards
. d. Monitor projects
4. Project Oversight a. Administration of cost share dollars
. b. Recordkeeping, project reports

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 12/01/98 4.0%
2 01/01/99 02/01/99 7.0%
3 03/01/99 09/01/02 84.0%
4 10/01/98 09/01/02 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel 2.0 FTE $ 55,800
Fringe (Based on Benefits at 15% of Salary) $ 8,370
Supplies Office, computer, and field supplies $ 8,000
Capital Irrigation systems, management equipment, riparian plantings, fencing, livestock watering facilities $400,080
Travel Lease or purchase of vehicle, insurance, fuel, maintenance $ 11,250
Subcontractor $ 0
Other $ 16,500
Total Itemized Budget $500,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $500,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $500,000
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

2000 2001 2002
All Phases $ 5,500 $ 5,500 $ 5,500
Total Outyear Budgets $ 5,500 $ 5,500 $ 5,500

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Constraints: Weather, etc. which may impede construction. Endangered Species Listings which may time consuming requirements. Milestones: signed contracts, project implementation, landowner payments.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


This proposal solicits $500,000 for the purpose of enhancing fish habitat in the Upper Yakima River. The goal is to address the issues of sediment and nutrients in agricultural run-off, in-stream flow, stream temperature, and riparian vegetation through various cost share projects with private landowners. The projects include upgrading rill irrigation to pressurized systems, improving riparian corridors, implementing erosion control management practices, and improving irrigation delivery systems. Objectives include: 1-design/promote a cost share program; 2- accept/evaluate applications; 3-implement and monitor funded projects; and 4-project oversight, including administration of cost share dollars. These objectives will be accomplished using both technical and procedural NRCS standards for cost share programs. Nutrient and irrigation water management are required components of irrigation related projects. Benefits to fish and wildlife will be permanent reductions in sediment and nutrient loading, as well as increases in riparian habitat benefits. Other benefits will include improved on-farm water and nutrient use efficiency. Improved water quality and habitat is a goal of restoration efforts for anadromous fish in the Columbia River Basin Fish & Wildlife Program. All eligible projects are Best Management Practices (BMPs). BMPs were developed cooperatively by NRCS, Conservation Districts, Universities and producers. The number of affected acres/streams depends on which projects are funded. The time frame is October, 1998 to September 1999, with monitoring and evaluations continuing until September 2002. Monitoring will be in both KCCD’s records and the NRCS FOCS computer system, as well as with field studies (e.g. water quality testing).

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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