Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9101

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 Restore Upper Toppenish Creek Watershed
BPA Project Proposal Number 9101
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, Fisheries Program Manager
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 Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Moderate flow regime in Toppenish Creek by increasing the retentiveness of natural soil water storage areas, such as headwater meadows and floodplains, following prioritized plan generated by FY98 analysis.
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: 7.6A-D, 7.8A, B, E
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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9603501 Satus Watershed Restoration Project Restoration in the Toppenish watershed will be an extension of activities undertaken in the Satus watershed. No
9206200 Lower Yakima Valley Wetlands and Riparian Area Restoration Project Habitat acquisition and restoration along lower Toppenish Creek is complementary with restoration in the upper watershed. No
5512000 Toppenish-Simcoe Instream Flow Restoration Restoration in the upper watershed will support efforts to restore instream flows. No
Upper Toppenish Watershed Analysis Assuming funding in FY 98, this project will provide the restoration plan for the upper Toppenish watershed. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Stabilize headcuts a. Using machinery and hand labor, lay headcuts back to a stable slope and armor with rock or geotextile.
2. Retain sediment in degrading channels a. Using machinery and hand labor, install low, permeable rock structures in incised, widened emphemeral and intermittent channels.
3. Stabilize sediment deposits a. Build exclosures in incised, widened ephemeral /intermittent channels.
. b. Vegetate with appropriate plant species.
4. Enhance channel/floodplain interactions a. Remove or set back streamside dikes.
. b. Use large dike material to increase overbank flow or to increase roughness in degraded alluvial stream reaches .
5. Stabilize eroding uplands a. Revegetate sensitive upland areas, i.e., those transitional between sheet flow and channelized flow zones.
. Note: tasks b, c, and d will also support objectives 1, 2, 3, and 4 b. Develop grazing and wild horse management plan.
. c. Repair, replace,and relocate fences.
. d. Install new water lines and troughs.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 10.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/99 25.0%
3 10/01/98 04/01/99 10.0%
4 07/01/99 09/01/99 30.0%
5 11/01/98 04/01/99 25.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Includes 3 professional staff (1.1FTE), 5 technicians (1.25 FTE), 1 bookkeeper(0.1 FTE) $ 96,492
Fringe 25.3% $ 19,483
Supplies Office supplies, herbicide, prescribed burning, erosion control, tools, etc. $ 18,661
Operating Portable office rent, utilities, vehicles, fuel, repairs, insurance. $ 21,576
Travel symposia, professional presentations $ 4,000
Indirect 23.5% $ 39,121
Subcontractor $ 4,100
Other $ 21,642
Total Itemized Budget $225,075

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $225,075
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $225,075
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 $371,997 $444,629
Total Outyear Budgets $371,997 $444,629

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Weather is the major constraint on operations. Winter conditions can inhibit access over primitive roads or in stream channels. The length of the season for propagating vegetation is limited by duration of soil moisture

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


We propose to expand the Yakama Indian Nation’s current watershed restoration efforts into the Toppenish watershed. Restoration of the Toppenish watershed is critical to restoring healthy runs of steelhead to the Yakima subbasin, and the next logical step in expanding the scope of the Satus Watershed Project. Entirely within the Yakama Indian Reservation, the adjacent Satus and Toppenish watersheds comprise 20% of the Yakima basin, offers a unique opportunity for landscape-scale restoration. Toppenish Creek has steelhead spawning and rearing potential rivaling that of the Satus watershed (which currently accounts for 1/3 or more of adult steelhead returning to the Yakima subbasin) but the Toppenish run is presently less than ½ the size of the Satus run. Three major restoration efforts are underway in the lower, agricultural area of the Toppenish watershed: two projects funded by BPA and one by the Bureau of Reclamation. Restoration activities follow a FY98 analysis, and are based on the assumption that aquatic and riparian habitat are an expression of watershed functioning. Our goal is to improve steelhead habitat in Toppenish Creek by increasing base flows and decreasing peak flows from the upper watershed. The most efficient means is to restore the retentiveness of those areas, such as headwater meadows and floodplains, which formerly provided natural water storage in the soil profile. The objectives are to reduce erosion, aggrade downcut channels, and reconnect alluvial stream reaches with their floodplains. By increasing the retentiveness of the upper watershed, flow regimes are moderated, benefiting the entire stream/riparian system, and all associated species.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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