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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 Restore Chinook Watershed
BPA Project Proposal Number 9123
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Sea Resources
Business acronym (if appropriate)

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Brent Davies
Mailing Address P.O. Box 187
City, State, Zip Chinook, WA 98614
Phone 3607778229
Fax 5033252073
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Chinook
Short Description Implement Chinook Watershed Restoration Plan using students guided by a team of scientists and wetland restoration experts.
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

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Restore more natural movement of sediment and organic matter in the Chinook Watershed a. In cooperation with the private industrial landowners, conduct a road inventory to identify, prioritize, and fix major road related problems to reduce the risk of landslides and debris torrents in the Chinook watershed.
. b. Cooperate with the private industrial landowners to create a forest management plan that minimizes the risks to recovering salmonids in the basin. Pay particular attention to the identified refuge areas.
2. Restore estuary/marsh habitat in the lower river and increase the movement potential for salmonids and organic matter through the tide-gate at the Hwy 101 bridge. a. Design a management plan for currently existing tide-gate so that the gates are closed during high tide cycles or during periods of high water in the Columbia and open the rest of the time.
. b. In cooperation with transportation agencies, design a new tide-gate which has greater capacity to allow much more natural movement of water through the estuary. Set a timeline for installation of the tide-gate.
. c. Conduct an engineering survey of lower river to determine risks to private landowners of flooding with the redesign of the tidegate. Identify any areas of diking to recover as much marshland as possible and minimize the risks to private land-holdings.
. d. Negotiate a contract with Washington State University to take over the lease on their extensive landholdings in the lower river. Design a management plan that pays for the lease and recovers a significant amount of the marsh-estuary habitat.
3. Broaden the suite of life-histories of salmonids in the Chinook watershed to strengthen the recovery of naturally reproducing populations. a. Determine the current suite of life-histories found in the salmonids in the Chinook watershed, and which life-histories are currently successful.
. b. Determine if several large key beaver ponds in the basin will support coho salmon through the summer.
. c. Determine what the suite of life-histories were likely found historically in the Chinook watershed.
. d. Write and implement a plan to recover the lost elements of salmonid life-histories within the Chinook watershed.
. e. Design and implement a hatchery management plan based on the needs of the Chinook watershed. Focus on improving survival rather than increasing the number produced by the hatchery.
4. Monitor the naturally produced and hatchery salmonids within the basin. a. Complete a whole-basin dive count in early summer to monitor the distribution and abundance of salmonids in the Chinook watershed.
. b. Capture and collect life-history information for all returning adults to the Chinook watershed.
5. Map existing riparian vegetation in the watershed according to species-age composition. Use this information to prioritize riparian planting opportunities in the basin. a. Conduct a vegetation inventory to create a vegetation map using GIS.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 10/01/00 7.0%
2 10/01/98 10/01/02 15.0%
3 06/01/98 10/01/99 50.0%
4 06/01/98 10/01/99 25.0%
5 06/01/98 08/01/98 3.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Executive director, salmon biologist, restoration coordinator, genetics consultant $ 92,000
Fringe $ 21,250
Supplies cables and assoc gear for snorkel counts, scales, dissolved oxygen probe coded-wire tagger $ 21,500
Operating publications printing, mapping, life-history library $ 30,000
Capital building improvements, pond naturalization, smolt trap $110,000
Tag 500,000 $ 25,000
Travel $ 2,500
Indirect $ 15,000
Subcontractor $ 17,500
Total Itemized Budget $334,750

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $334,750
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $334,750
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 $334,750 $200,000 $200,000 $200,000
Total Outyear Budgets $334,750 $200,000 $200,000 $200,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: extreme weather conditions

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Using a whole-basin approach, Sea Resources intends to become the best hands-on salmon restoration center in the Pacific Northwest, defined by its restoration of the Chinook River. Our overall objectives are to: restore natural sediment flow throughout the Chinook watershed; demonstrate a new role for hatcheries in watershed restoration and establishment of natural spawning, galvanizing restoration efforts in the broader region; develop a community-based framework with the necessary expertise and tools to collaboratively restore a heavily degraded watershed; and monitor progress (data analyses of fish returns will be described in annual reports and scientific papers, community involvement, and student academic success and drop-out rates). This project will restore and protect healthy runs of chinook, coho, and chum salmon. Significant recovery of this heavily degraded basin will take generations, but the effects of this restoration work will be seen annually through increased fish returns. This project will rebuild salmon populations in the Columbia Basin which have declined as a result of the Bonneville Power Administration’s hydropower system, a goal equivalent to that of the FWP. These results will be monitored through the collection of life-history data from returning fish and dive counts. Annual reports will be written evaluating the restoration progress, and scientific papers will be submitted to fisheries journals on the abundance and survival of each life-history of existing salmonids.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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