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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 Methow Basin Side Channel Habitat Construction
BPA Project Proposal Number 9097
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Yakama Indian Nation
Business acronym (if appropriate) YIN

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Lynn Hatcher
Mailing Address P.O. Box 151
City, State, Zip Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone 5098656262
Fax 5098656293
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Methow
Short Description Create side channel habitats for spring chinook salmon in the Methow Basin by excavating new channels and re-connecting existing channels to the mainstem Methow River and its larger tributaries.
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: 7.6-8
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: na
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

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Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Create or provide access to up to 100,000 square meters of off-channel rearing and overwintering habitat for spring chinook salmon. a. excavate/create new side channel habitat.
1. Create or provide access to up to 100,000 square meters of off-channel rearing and overwintering habitat for spring chinook salmon. b. re-connect exsisting side channals currently cut-off from the main channel.
1. Create or provide access to up to 100,000 square meters of off-channel rearing and overwintering habitat for spring chinook salmon. c. increase rearing complexity for juvenile fish in existing side channels, through habitat improvements, ie., add LWD, substrate, plantings.
2. Using existing habitat inventory data, select existing side channels or locate sites for side channel construction. a. work with other natural resource agencies in the basin to review potential sites and select canidate sites.
3. Secure required land ownership agreements, etc. to initate field activities. a. determine land ownership, make contacts with land owners, write MOU's, submit (as required) water right permits, HPA permits, SEPA/NEPA reviews to the respective local, state and federal agencies.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 07/01/99 10/01/99 85.0%
2 10/01/98 01/01/99 5.0%
3 01/01/99 06/01/99 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 70,500
Fringe $ 14,500
Supplies included in construction amt. $ 0
Capital included in construction amt. $ 0
Indirect $100,000
Subcontractor Unidentified $340,000
Total Itemized Budget $525,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $525,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $525,000
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
All Phases $435,000 $435,000
Total Outyear Budgets $435,000 $435,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: To secure various permits, environmental review processess, MOU's to began field activities in the summer/fall of 1999. Given the environmental review process it may only be feasible to complete objectives 2 and 3 in 1999, and objective 1 in 2000.

Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract


The underlying assumption for the project is that off-channel habitats should be more productive and safer rearing environments than the mainstem Methow or its larger tributaries. Irrigation withdrawals have significantly and profoundly affected habitat quality and quantity in the Methow Basin. If these off-channel habitats are more productive than mainstem habitats then we should detect increases in smolt production and size at age. The goal of the project is to create or enhance 100,000 square meters of side channel habitat for juvenile spring chinook over wintering habitat. The objectives are to- identify canidate side channels from existing habitat inventory data (YIN and USFS), to secure various environmental permits and review processes required to begin field work, and to complete the actual field construction on each canidate site. This project has relevance to the habitat section (7.6-8) of the FWP, with the goal of improving salmonid stock productivity through improvements to the habitat. This project is proposed to be completed within three FY cycles. Success of the project would require additional monitoring and evaluation funding through the FWP in the out years. However, the potential exists that the project would be evaluated through the Methow Valley Spring Chinook Supplementation Program and by the Winthrop District USFS fisheries staff.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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