Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9088

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 Implement Best Management Practices
BPA Project Proposal Number 9088
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Conservation Districts
Business acronym (if appropriate) CCD and WCD

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Darin Houpt
Mailing Address 2125 8th Avenue
City, State, Zip Longview, WA 98632
Phone 3604251880
Fax 3605780811
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Cowlitz
Short Description Assist landowners with improving water quality and fish habitat. Examples include: livestock fencing, riparian plantings, and instream structures.
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: 7.6, 7.7
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Biological Opinion for Lower Columbia Steelhead deferred until 2/9/98
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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
N/A No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Implement Best Management Practices (BMP’s) a. Fencing of livestock from stream
. b. Alternative watering sources
. c. Riparian plantings
. d. Culvert replacement/improvement
. e. Bio-engineering for streambank erosion
. f. Energy dissapation (log weirs/revetments)
. g. Seeding sensitive areas
. h. Improved road drainage
. i. Road and culvert maintenance
. j. Fish habitat improvments
. k. Large woody debris placement
. l. Limiting road access
. m. Seeding and waterbarring skidtrails
. n. Designating skid trails (improved harvest system)
. o. Improving pasture management
. p. Waste storage
. q. Nutrient management (fertilization)
2. Establishment of watershed community groups . a. Inform residents of District programs through mailings/news articles
. b. Arrange and facilitate informational meetings
. c. Assist community with implementing Best Management Practices (see practices above)
3. Establish watershed advisory group. a. Coordinate resource agencies, government, organizations and interested parties into watershed advisory group.
. b. Facilitate delivery of information from watershed advisory group to watershed community group
4. Conduct assessments of roads, forest practices, agricultural practices, urban/residential activities, and hydrology a. For each: conduct field inventories
. b. Enter into database, evaluate and summarize.
. c. Present data to watershed advisory group.
. d. Develop priorities and implement BMP’s (from Objective 1)

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 01/01/02 50.0%
2 01/01/99 03/01/99 5.0%
3 04/01/99 09/01/00 10.0%
4 04/01/99 01/01/02 35.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Project Administration, Hydrologist, Resource Technician, Engineer Technician $ 40,255
Fringe Medical, retirement, annual and sick leave $ 13,704
Supplies Materials to implement BMP’s (plant materials, fencing, instream habitat, etc) $ 40,142
Operating Landowner responsibility with some staff time $ 0
Capital N/A $ 0
Travel $ 1,250
Indirect $ 2,860
Subcontractor no subcontractors will be used $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 98,211

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 98,211
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 98,211
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 $ 75,000 $ 75,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 75,000 $ 75,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Permits and/or Design approval

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Conservation Districts proposal follows the mandate of the 1994 Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife program of “a locally based, bottom-up voluntary approach for protection and improvement of habitat on private lands” (7-40). This proposal is particularly timely due to the potential listing of Lower Columbia Steelhead (ESU4) by the National Marine Fisheries Service in February, 1998. The Districts’ primary objective is assisting local watersheds develop and implement watershed management plans based on the community’s goals and objectives. Implementation activities will be best management practices (BMP’s) that meet USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s standards and specifications. These activities will prevent, avoid, or minimize fish habitat degradation. Examples include; livestock exclusion, alternative water sources for livestock, riparian vegetation plantings, mass failure stabilization, erosion control practices, instream large woody debris placement, and instream barrier removals. Each project is monitored and evaluated during and immediately following completion. Examples of monitoring projects include; long-term photo documentation, surveys (revegetation) and visual inspection (following storm events, etc.). Specific goals will be to establish watershed community groups in the Germany, Mill, and Elochoman River watersheds and implement BMP’s in the Leckler Creek, Abernathy Creek, and Grays River watersheds (community groups already established). Once these plans are developed and implemented, fish habitat is significantly improved. Depending on watershed landowners, it takes approximately 6-9 months to develop watershed plans and 2-3 years to implement projects.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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