Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9089

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 Classify Riparian and Wetland Vegetation in the Columbia Basin of Wash.
BPA Project Proposal Number 9089
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington Department of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program
Business acronym (if appropriate) WDNR
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Rex C. Crawford
Mailing Address Dept. Natural Resources, Forest Resources, P.O. Box 47016
City, State, Zip Olympia, WA 98504-7016
Phone 3609021749
Fax 3609021660
E-mail rex.crawford@wadnr.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Lower Mid-Columbia Mainstem
 
Short Description Standardize and classify riparian and wetland vegetation that provides an ecological framework for fish and wildlife habitat management, restoration, and mitigation in the Columbia Basin of Washington.
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

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Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Inventory riparian and wetland environments across the Columbia Basin to sample variation in existing vegetation, hydrologic settings, and landuse. a. Prepare a preliminary riparian and wetland dominance type (cover type) classification for Columbia Basin of Washington.
1. Inventory riparian and wetland environments across the Columbia Basin to sample variation in existing vegetation, hydrologic settings, and landuse. b. Coordinate with state and federal land management agencies in the Columbia Basin to standardize sampling methods, data sharing, and reporting format for project.
1. Inventory riparian and wetland environments across the Columbia Basin to sample variation in existing vegetation, hydrologic settings, and landuse. c. Determine sampling approach to efficiently capture vegetation variation across range of hydrologic patterns and landuses.
1. Inventory riparian and wetland environments across the Columbia Basin to sample variation in existing vegetation, hydrologic settings, and landuse. d. Data collection (3 yrs)
1. Inventory riparian and wetland environments across the Columbia Basin to sample variation in existing vegetation, hydrologic settings, and landuse. e. Data entry and analysis
2. Develop riparian and wetland classification following Federal Geographic Data Committee National Vegetation Classification Standards (http://www.nbs.gov/fgdc.veg). a. Summarize classification into a working draft for field application by selected cooperators to test the classification.
2. Develop riparian and wetland classification following Federal Geographic Data Committee National Vegetation Classification Standards (http://www.nbs.gov/fgdc.veg). b. Cross-reference Columbia Basin riparian and wetland vegetation classification with current and ongoing riparian and wetland classifications.
2. Develop riparian and wetland classification following Federal Geographic Data Committee National Vegetation Classification Standards (http://www.nbs.gov/fgdc.veg). c. Coordinate with FDGC and TNC to meet National Vegetation Classification Standards
3. Finalize, publish and distribute final classification a. Incorporate comments from field testing to finalize classification
3. Finalize, publish and distribute final classification b. Throughout project coordinate with adjacent classification projects; cross-references to other classification
3. Finalize, publish and distribute final classification c. Prepare final descriptions and supporting material for riparian and wetland classification
4. Develop training in identification, use, and application of standard riparian and wetland classification. a. Coordinate with WSU extension in developing training needs
4. Develop training in identification, use, and application of standard riparian and wetland classification. b. Prepare training materials and participate in training of uses and applications of classification.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 12/01/01 65.0%
2 10/01/99 05/01/02 20.0%
3 09/01/02 01/01/03 15.0%
4 01/01/03 03/01/03 10.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 50,421
Supplies $ 2,000
Travel $ 7,000
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 59,421


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 59,421
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 59,421
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 $ 28,221 $ 48,867 $ 45,854 $ 41,587
Total Outyear Budgets $ 28,221 $ 48,867 $ 45,854 $ 41,587
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Objective 3 may be constrainted by gaining access to land needed to adequately sampling the riparian environment. Objective 2 may be constrainted by FGDC adoption of new formalized procedures to review classifications.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

As linkages between the terrestrial environment and aquatic environment, riparian and wetland areas are key to many ecosystem functions such as water quality/quantity, stream stability, nutrient cycles. Consequently, maintenance, restoration and management of riparian and wetland areas become the focus of fish and wildlife habitat projects. Ecological classifications of riparian and wetland systems provide an integrated information system, communication and interpretation of current landuse, definition of desired futures, and comparison and monitoring of management (see Hansen et al 1995). The goal of this project is developing an ecological classification of riparian and wetland vegetation of Washington?s Columbia Basin. The primary objective of this proposal is to complete inventory and classification of riparian and wetland vegetation in the central Columbia Basin of Washington. This project will merge into existing ecological classification systems (Crowe and Clausnitzer 1997; Diaz and Mellen 1996; Kovalchik 1992) and to complete a unified classification of riparian and wetland vegetation in eastern Washington. The final classification will provide a guide to the riparian and wetland vegetation, its relationship to fluvial, geomorphological, and land use processes, and management guidelines for fish and wildlife habitat. The project will characterize riparian vegetation with methods developed by a coalition of governmental and private organizations in Montana (Hansen et al. 1995), on the National Forests of eastern Washington (Kovalchik 1992) and in the rangelands and forests of northern Nevada (Manning and Padgett 1996). The sampling scheme will efficiently survey across the range of variation in stream and riparian ecosystems (Reid and Bourgeron 1993).


Reviews and Recommendations

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