Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9156

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 White Salmon River Watershed Enhancement Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 9156
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
White Salmon River Watershed Management Committee "WMC". WMC is coordinated by Underwood Conservation District (UCD).
Business acronym (if appropriate) UCD

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Steve Stampfli
Mailing Address P.O. Box 96
City, State, Zip White Salmon, WA 98672
Phone 5094931936
Fax 5094938557
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Little White Salmon
Short Description A comprehensive, five-year plan aimed to improve instream, riparian and upslope watershed conditions and land stewardship through direct restorative actions, cooperative work with stakeholders, and promoting education and citizen involvement.
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: 2.2A, 2.2C, 3.1A, 4.1A, 7.1A, 7.8G, 7.8H, 7.8I, 7.8J, 7.10A, 7.10B, 10.5A
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): resident

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
White Salmon Whitewater Trash Rodeo event BPA Aircraft Services donated helicopter for the accomplishment of river trash removal in 1996 and 1997. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. (Coordination) Coordinate, guide, and monitor accomplishment of watershed assessment and restoration activities by continuing to support the White Salmon Watershed Management and Technical Advisory Committees. a. Facilitate quarterly meetings of the Watershed Management Committee (WMC) to conduct planning and track progress (1999-2003).
. b. Coordinate quarterly Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) work-shops to develop and review technical project designs and conduct interagency work (1999-2003).
. . Draft 5-year update of the White Salmon River Watershed Management Plan (1999).
. d. Develop a Plan of Work each year to clarify and refine annual program objectives (1999-2003).
2. (Assessment) Identify and document water quality and fish habitat conditions, fish bearing stream reaches, diversion features, and watershed restoration projects. a. Conduct stream surveys on 40 miles of private and public lands to assess: channel condition, fish habitat and populations, riparian condition, and restoration needs (1999-2001).
. b. Inventory all potential fish passage problems in the watershed (including irrigation diversions) in cooperation with landowners and irrigation companies (1999-2001).
. c. Combine existing and new information in a common database that is linked to the GIS maintained by the USFS. This work would be done under a MOU to be developed between the USFS and UCD (1999-2001).
3. (Restoration) Implement actions to restore upland hydrologic functions, reduce sediment, increase shade and LWD recruitment in riparian areas, and protect fish from entrapment in irrigation ditches. All projects will be monitored for effectiveness. a. Decommission 20 miles of road on private, state and federal land in the Rattlesnake, Trout Lake, Buck Creek, and Upper White Salmon subwatersheds (1999-2003).
. b. Install 25 miles of riparian protection fence in Rattlesnake, Gilmer, and other priority subwatersheds (1999-2003).
. c. Conduct site preparation, including thinning, and plant 60,000 conifers in riparian areas. Planting will occur on 6.5 miles of Rattlesnake, and 5.7 miles of lower Trout Lake Creek (2000-2003).
. d. Thin an additional 30 acres of riparian hardwoods (2000-2003).
. e. Install up to seven irrigation diversion screens throughout the watershed in cooperation with private landowners (2000-2003).
. f. Establish six permanent photo stations and conduct semi-annual photodocumentation of all restoration projects identified in Tasks a-e (above) to assess project effectiveness (e.g. via plant community response) (1999-2003)
4. (Education) Expand public involvement and environmental education throughout the watershed through projects that will involve landowners and students in on-the-ground restoration, monitoring activities, and watershed planning processes. a. Implement "Watershed Conservation Warehouse" (WCW) project to create a shared stockpile of watershed emergency response materials (erosion mat, silt fence, oil booms, etc.) for cooperative use on private, state, and federal lands (1999-2000). .
. b. Involve students and citizens in the construction, installation and monitoring of various items (watershed commodities such as educational signs, kiosks and erosion control structures) intended to enhance water quality and watershed health (1999-2003).
. c. Host bi-annual White Salmon River Whitewater Trash Rodeo designed to involve 70 landowners per event in solid and toxic waste clean-up and innovative clean-up methods (1999-2003).
. d. Assist Columbia High School StreamWalk class (20 students per year) in conducting water quality monitoring, riparian assessments, and restoration project implementation on Rattlesnake Creek (1999-2003).
. e. Sponsor a White Salmon Watershed restoration symposium at project completion to define the current state of the White Salmon, and transfer technical and educational information pertaining to project accomplishments and future restoration needs (2003).
5. (Monitoring) Validate overall effectiveness of restoration work and track water quality conditions over time. a. Perform quarterly/discretionary water quality monitoring at 18 sites in the watershed to continue ongoing baseline data collection and to identify trends in water quality conditions (1999-2003).
. b. Review and analyze water quality data annually at TAC workshops, update databases, and document changes in conditions or assumptions (1999-2003).

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/03 12.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/01 27.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/03 35.0%
4 10/01/98 09/01/03 14.0%
5 10/01/98 09/01/03 12.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 53,498
Fringe 26% of composite rates $ 18,796
Supplies $ 19,017
Operating phone, supplies, mailing, and rent $ 3,528
Travel $ 3,367
Subcontractor USDA Forest Service (USFS)US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) (in-kind contribution only); Yakama Indian Nation (in-kind contribution only) $ 28,100
Total Itemized Budget $126,306

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $126,306
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $126,306
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 $130,684 $135,372 $ 99,337 $106,975
Total Outyear Budgets $130,684 $135,372 $ 99,337 $106,975

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: NA

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The White Salmon River is a federally listed “wild and scenic” waterway, which was placed on the Washington State’s 303(d) “water quality limited list” in 1994. Anadromous fish passage on the river is blocked by Condit Dam at river mile 3.3. The dam operators are currently being required to provide fish passage, and dam removal is a viable possibility. The reintroduction of anadromous fish and protection of resident trout requires quality habitat. The overall goal of this proposal is to restore and improve water quality and fish habitat in the White Salmon River subbasin. Specific objectives include: coordination and monitoring of watershed assessment and restoration activities by supporting the White Salmon River Watershed Management and Technical Advisory Committees; evaluation and documentation of water quality, fish habitat, and riparian conditions; restoration of hydrologic conditions and elimination of water quality degradation sources; and education of the public on watershed issues. These objectives will be accomplished by the Underwood Conservation District, the White Salmon River Management Committee, the White Salmon River Technical Advisory Committee, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, the Yakima Indian Nation, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Immediate high priority restoration needs will be met and, and all restoration projects will be monitored (some by permanent photo documentation sites). This five year project will begin in 1999 and end in 2003. The final outcome will be improved water quality and fish habitat conditions in the subbasin, and development of a comprehensive management plan for the entire White Salmon River subbasin which will protect and improve water quality and fish habitat conditions in the future.

Reviews and Recommendations

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