Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9141

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 Strategies For Riparian Recovery: Plant Succession & Salmon
BPA Project Proposal Number 9141
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon State University
Business acronym (if appropriate) OSU

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Judith L. Li
Mailing Address Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife; 104 Nash Hall
City, State, Zip Corvallis, OR 97331-3503
Phone 5417371093
Fax 5417373590
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Umatilla
Short Description Determines the role of riparian plant diversity, structure and density on fish diet and habitat. Examines temporal and spatial dynamics of riparian inputs, particularly cottonwood and willow, and their use by aquatic biota (invertebrates, salmonids).
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. Examine physical features of streams associated with riparian stands of different stages a. Obtain and analyze aerial photographs of the Umatilla Basin from different years
. b. Reconstruct changes in structure, density and extent of riparian zone through time
. c. Reconstruct patterns in stream channel morphology through time
. d. Ground truth aerial photographs
. e. Collect FLIR imagery
2. Compare terrestrial input of riparian stands differing in plant diversity a. Examine nutrient quality of native & exotic vegetation
. b. Quantify timing and biomass of litter infall to streams
2. Compare terrestrial invertebrate input from riparian stands of differing plant diversity: phenology and abundance c. Identify & quantify terrestrial insect assemblages from different plant assemblages (litter fall and drift)
3. Analyze aquatic invertebrate response to riparian diversity a. Quantify aquatic invertebrate abundance and diversity associated with diverse riparian plant species (leaf packs and drift)
4. Examine differences in native fish densities, diet, and growth rate associated with riparian stands differing in plant diversity a. Census fish communities at reaches flowing through riparian communities of differing structure, density and extent
. b. Examine pumped fish stomach samples of drift-feeding yoy salmonids
. c. Determine growth rates of yoy salmonids through photogrammetric methods

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 30.0%
2 03/01/99 09/01/99 20.0%
3 03/01/99 09/01/99 25.0%
4 03/01/99 09/01/99 25.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Includes 6 Principal Investigators, 5 graduate students, and research assistants $148,449
Fringe Varies depending on position $ 32,276
Supplies Field equipment, office supplies, laboratory costs etc. $ 18,018
Capital Microscope; flow meter, fluorometer $ 16,000
Travel Fieldwork (Corvallis - E. Oregon); presentations at meetings $ 27,500
Indirect 43% of costs $108,035
Subcontractor Snowy Butte Helicopters Inc. $ 25,000
Other $ 26,400
Total Itemized Budget $401,678

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $401,678
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $401,678
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 $378,000 $396,900
Total Outyear Budgets $378,000 $396,900

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: No major constraints;

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The precarious standing of many salmonid stocks in the Pacific Northwest demands extraordinary measures to improve the odds for their survival. An important component for habitat restoration is undoubtedly riparian vegetation because it generates plant litter, insect litter and woody structure, as well as providing bank structure and shade. Recent initiatives propose to restore riparian corridors through extensive planting; but we know little of riparian vegetation succession, of the dynamics controlling availability of riparian inputs to streams, or how these inputs are connected to the distribution and life cycles of the biota in Oregon watersheds. The proposed study will determine how hardwood riparian recovery proceeds and the time required for recovery of stream functions, and will build a framework for designing riparian restoration programs in northeast Oregon. We will reconstruct riparian community succession by analyzing time series of aerial photographs of riparian zones in different areas, and also use these images to establish study sites of varying composition and age. Differences in timing and composition of riparian input will be compared among stands ranging from relatively uniform to highly diverse ones. We will survey both in-stream and riparian zone characteristics of each site, where riparian litter, terrestrial insects, aquatic insects, and fish will be quantified. To study the potential of riparian inputs to fish diet, drift samples and fish stomach contents will be separated into components derived from terrestrial and aquatic sources. Fish growth will be compared between sites to estimate the relative value of these sources.

Reviews and Recommendations

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