Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9155

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 Establish the Methow Watershed Council
BPA Project Proposal Number 9155
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Methow Valley Citizens Council
Business acronym (if appropriate)

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name George Wooten, Jr.
Mailing Address P.O. Box 774
City, State, Zip Winthrop, WA 98862
Phone 5099972556
Fax 5099972556
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Methow
Short Description Form a watershed council composed of multiple stakeholders that will address the challenge of preserving the biological integrity of the Methow Valley watershed through implementation and coordination of conservation and restoration efforts.
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. Initiate Project. Convene original watershed council, establish permanent council a. Recruit representatives of stakeholder groups and form a watershed council. Establish ground rules and define the role, purpose, and expectations for council members. Create and establish a meeting schedule (10/98-3/99).
. b. Develop goals and objectives for the group (3/99-4/99).
2. Gather, review and assess existing studies. a. Gather and assess existing and ongoing data relevant to watershed health and anadromous fish restoration (10/98-6/99).
. b. Develop a preliminary watershed assessment based on existing data and plans (10/98-7/99).
. c. Identify key issues from previous studies and the preliminary assessment (7/99-8/99).
. d. Assess needs for additional information, including a determination of needs for future and ongoing technical studies, monitoring programs, and public and government involvement (7/99-9/99).
. e. Identify problems and opportunities (8/99-9/99).
3. Develop Funding a. Research funding sources for long-term funding of watershed council and administrator and begin applying for funding. This process will be ongoing, but a preliminary round will be complete within six months of project initiation (10/98-3/99).
. b. Research funding sources and begin applying for funding for technical studies and monitoring programs. This process will be ongoing, but a preliminary round will be completed during the first six months of Year 2 (10/99-3/2000).
. c. Research funding sources and begin applying for funding for implementation of watershed action plans (e.g., for restoration and enhancement projects, public involvement, environmental education) (5/98-3/2000).
4. Plan development. Formulate an action plan based on a needs assessment derived from the literature and field review. a. Research and identify “innovative approaches” for land use, flood control policy, wetland protection, and management (10/99-1/2000).
. b. Evaluate possible alternatives (1/2000-3/2000).
. c. Prepare “planning level” cost estimates for feasible alternatives and develop a river corridor management strategy that reflects the goals established during Phase 1 (4/2000-6/2000).
. d. Prepare draft action plan: identify desirable projects or action items and their task- and time-lines. Provide for review and comment by interested parties not part of the Watershed Council.
. e. Revise draft as necessary and prepare final action plan (12/99-8/2000).
5. Program administration a. Initiate and oversee technical studies and monitoring program(s) (4/2000-9/2001).
. b. Initiate and oversee projects recommended in action plan (10/2000-9/2001).
. c. Develop a volunteer program (4/2001-9/2001).
6. Evaluation a. Evaluate watershed assessment, information needs, and issue statement; revise if necessary to reflect our experience to date (8/2000-9/2000).
. b. Evaluate work done to date (monitoring, projects undertaken under action plan): are our goals being met? What changes are necessary to make our work more effective? (7/2001-9/2001)
. c. Report to funders (4/2001-10/2001).

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/98 11/01/98 9.0%
2 05/01/98 04/01/99 16.0%
3 05/01/98 03/01/00 31.0%
4 05/01/99 03/01/00 13.0%
5 11/01/99 04/01/01 28.0%
6 03/01/00 05/01/01 3.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 31,188
Fringe $ 6,578
Supplies $ 1,500
Operating $ 7,820
Travel $ 8,610
Subcontractor $ 0
Other $ 2,380
Total Itemized Budget $ 58,076

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 58,076
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 58,076
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 $ 58,075 $ 58,075
Total Outyear Budgets $ 58,075 $ 58,075

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Milestone for 1/99 - form new council and meet monthly. Council makeup could require more than 24 meetings depending on time to form council; council members travelling from distant areas could require greater or lesser travel, perdiem expenses. Milestone for 8/2000 - prepare final action plan. Milestone for 10/2001 - prepare final report.

Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract


The Methow Valley Citizens' Council is initiating the formation of a watershed council to address the challenge of preserving the biological integrity of the Methow Valley watershed through implementation and coordination of conservation and restoration efforts. Goals and objectives of this project are to participate in and support enhancement of Methow fish stocks, review watershed projects, work in coordination with diverse public, private, tribal and government groups, act as a clearinghouse of information, foster an increased awareness and enjoyment our anadromous fish and of the diverse life of the watershed, and ensure the long-term viability of the Watershed Council and its work. This council, which currently has two co-directors and an advisory board of eight stakeholders, has as its mission 1) the performance of tangible actions in the Methow watershed that will benefit wild salmon and will protect, restore and enhance both salmonid habitat and biological diversity, and 2) fostering in Methow residents an increased awareness and enjoyment of the rich ecological heritage of our anadromous fish and of the diverse life of the watershed.

Reviews and Recommendations

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