Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9158

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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 Little Naches River Riparian and In-Channel Habitat Enhancement Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 9158
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Yakama Indian Nation Fisheries Program
Business acronym (if appropriate) YIN

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Lynn Hatcher
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 Improve and restore degraded habitat and riparian conditions in the Little Naches River through the placement of large woody debris and rock to enhance pool formation and retain spawning gravels…
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. Review existing information and conduct monitoring to further identify habitat and riparian deficiencies. a. Review existing information and data pertaining to the Little Naches and its tributaries.
. b. Monitoring will be conducted on the Little Naches to further identify deficiencies in riparian and habitat conditions, as well as their cause.
. c. Within the project area, review existing information on cultural and archaelogical sites, and survey areas where ground disturbance is likely to occur from restoration work.
2. Planning and design of habitat and riparian restoration work. . Planning and design of enhancement projects, including NEPA documentation.
3. Enhance vegetative conditions in riparian areas. a. Revegetate impacted riparian sites with native woody and herbaceous plants.
. b. Construct barriers where recreational activities can damage riparian areas or revegetation work.
4. Enhance in-stream channel habitat conditions. a. Construct in-stream structures of rock and large woody debris to provide habitat for spawning, rearing, resting and velocity refuge.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 07/01/99 15.0%
2 11/01/98 07/01/99 10.0%
3 04/01/99 06/01/99 15.0%
4 05/01/99 09/01/99 60.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 15,826
Fringe $ 4,004
Supplies $ 9,170
Indirect $ 7,714
Subcontractor $ 53,756
Total Itemized Budget $ 90,470

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 90,470
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 90,470
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
All Phases $ 90,000 $ 90,000 $ 17,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 90,000 $ 90,000 $ 17,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Dependent upon weather and flow conditions, monitoring and in-channel work may be delayed. Late spring rains or runoff could hinder efforts to collect information on habitat conditions or construct in-stream structures. All construction work within the ordinary high water mark will need to be completed prior to spring chinook spawning (late August) or conducted the following year. Any identified cultural or archaeological sites will be avoided, which may change the location of some work.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The overal goal of this project is to improve riparian and habitat functions that are limiting salmonid production in the Little Naches River. Past land management and floods in the Little Naches River have created poor conditions for spawning, rearing and adult holding for some segments of the drainage. Both federal and state watershed analyses have been completed in the drainage and have further identified riparian and in-channel deficiencies (USFS Little Naches Watershed Analysis 1996, Naches Pass Watershed Analysis 1996). The analyses have been used to prioritize the restoration work. The objectives of the project include additional monitoring, planning, revegetating sparse riparian stands that are prone to erosion and/or are lacking canopy cover and future wood recruitment capability, and introducing large woody debris and boulders to the channel to provide rearing pool area velocity refugia. These goals and objectives support elements of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (7.6, 7.7, 7.8) and the coarse screening process of the Tribal Restoration Plan (section 3, Biological Pespective). Focus of the restoration work is based on information obtained from Watershed Analyses and additional monitoring. Supplemental pre- and post-monitoring of fish populations and habitat conditions will be conducted to further evaluate benefits obtained from the restoration work. The project is expected to provide immediate gains in rearing habitat and velocity refugia, increase bank stability and sediment filtration in the riparian areas within two to ten years, and supply additional large woody debris recruitment and canopy cover after 20 to 100 years.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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