Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199202601

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

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 Grande Ronde Model Watershed - Project Planning Support
BPA Project Proposal Number 199202601
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program; Union & Wallowa Counties
Business acronym (if appropriate) GRMWP

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Patty Perry
Mailing Address 10901 Island Ave.
City, State, Zip La Grande, OR 97850
Phone 5419626590
Fax 5419626593
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Grande Ronde
Short Description Coordinate, plan, implement, monitor habitat restoration in T&E chinook & steelhead streams; build community participation, develop watershed planning; conduct seminars; interagency coordination in habitat restoration.
Target Species Snake River spring chinook salmon; Snake River summer steelhead

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. To maintain ongoing program administration and Board of Directors’ activities. a. Schedule, conduct, and report on Board meetings; address Board member requests and concerns; supervise program administration and correspondence.
. b. Schedule, conduct, and report on Technical Committee meetings and operations; link technical committee activities and recommendations to Board activities.
. c. Coordinate program activities with other natural resource management agencies concerned with the Grande Ronde basin (i.e., facilitate monthly round-table planning discussions).
2. Project Planning, Sub-watershed Analysis and Action Plans. a. Work with technical committee to develop biological criteria to prioritize restoration projects, and review the criteria annually. Work with the committee on project proposal format. Prioritization of habitat restoration projects.
. b. Work with technical committee to identify & prioritize subwatersheds in Grande Ronde basin; conduct assessments, coordinate with other entities to achieve joint planning activities; develop monitoring plans for watersheds; provide evaluation of projects.
. c. Progress toward completion of subwatershed action plans. Coordinate planning with other agencies. Integrate water quality management plans to avoid duplication of planning efforts in Grande Ronde basin.
. d. Preparation of proposals for funding on-the-ground project actions/implementation; coordination of project implementation/project management.
3. Public Information / Involvement and Education Activities. a. Preparation of proposals for funding on-the-ground project actions/implementation; coordination of project implementation/project management.
. b. Conduct public information meetings, tours, represent GRMWP at county fairs, etc.
. c. Organize & coordinate educational seminars and activities for stakeholders, including technical information on watershed restoration and management actions, and monitoring and evaluation actions.
. d. Publish newsletters, articles, brochures on BMP’s.
4. Interagency Coordination/Clearing House. a. Establish/maintain regular contact with natural resource agencies, exchange information, coordinate planning & project action, foster cooperative agreements for project planning & restoration actions/funding.
. b. Provide data base of past & current habitat restoration actions with the Grande Ronde basin, disseminate information to natural resource management agencies, including an annual summary.
. c. Coordinate development of GIS map products such as subbasin detail maps, project maps.
5. Monitoring. Provide for effectiveness monitoring of cumulative effects on focus subbasins. a. Assist in implementing project monitoring, identify gaps & develop long-term monitoring plans. Utilize GRMWP technical committee strategy; produce written annual report.
. b. Coordinate monitoring efforts with those initiated by the Oregon Plan, including DEQ-TMDL plan and ODA - SB1010 water quality planning process.
6. Technical Support - for Projects. a. Assist with project engineering and design.
. b. Provide for on site technical assistance, coordination, and project management during implementation.
. c. Purchase of equipment necessary to perform the technical support role.
7. Update of Assessments/Planning Documents a. Update GRMWP planning documents to integrate the recent ESA listing of steelhead; the TMDL water quality planning process, and in coordination with NMFS/USFWS - develop Habitat Conservation Plans for both the Wallowa and Grande Ronde subbasins.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 12/01/99 27.0%
2 01/01/99 12/01/99 23.0%
3 01/01/99 12/01/99 5.0%
4 01/01/99 12/01/99 10.0%
5 01/01/99 12/01/99 8.0%
6 01/01/99 12/01/99 8.0%
7 01/01/99 12/01/99 19.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $152,000
Fringe $ 26,900
Supplies $ 15,000
Operating $ 42,500
Travel $ 5,000
Indirect $ 8,000
Subcontractor $ 35,000
Other $ 8,000
Total Itemized Budget $292,400

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $292,400
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $292,400
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 $295,000 $295,000 $295,000 $295,000
Total Outyear Budgets $295,000 $295,000 $295,000 $295,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Landowner willingness to participate in the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program; inability to fund the program or project activities..

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Wallowa and Union Counties are partners with the Northwest Power Planning Council in developing a "model" for watershed restoration at the grass-roots local level, to be integrated with regional efforts. The Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program (GRMWP), which began in 1992, was also certified through the Governor's office in Oregon by the Strategic Water Management Group. The mission of the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program is to "develop and oversee the implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of coordinated resource management that will enhance the natural resources of the Grande Ronde River basin." Goals include: 1) provide for restoration & enhancement of habitat for anadromous salmonids in the basin, 2) provide recommendations for the management of the basin resources which will enhance the quality and quantity of river flow, 3) conduct a public involvement program to address the concerns of landowners, land managers, and resource users in the basin, and 4) assure that watershed management activities implemented in the basin are adequately monitored and evaluated on a coordinated basis. The 1994 Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Program (section 7.0) calls for a "model watershed" program to be included in an ecosystem approach to species recovery. This approach requires close coordination of habitat and production measures. The Grande Ronde Model Watershed is the "model" for the state of Oregon. The model watershed program brings relevant interests together to address the needs of weak fish populations of the Grande Ronde basin. A total watershed perspective in which fish needs, land and water conditions, and local, private, and government initiatives are viewed together, will play an essential role in the ultimate success of efforts to rebuild salmon and steelhead runs. The GRMWP initiated the Grande Ronde Ecosystem Diagnosis & Treatment Study; the study provides technical information to the Board of Directors and Technical Committee. This was motivated by the need for a science-based methodology that promotes effectiveness & accountability. The analysis focuses on spring chinook salmon as the diagnostic species in the assessment of the condition of the watershed. An effectiveness monitoring strategy, developed by the Technical Committee is being implemented. The monitoring is a coordinated effort by all entities/agencies monitoring in the basin, following protocols developed by the Environmental Protection Agency for water quality. Data is collected, compiled, documented, and a report produced annually.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Return to Sponsor for Revision
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Technical Issue: Explain why annual funding of data compilation and conducting assessments is critical year after year.

Management Issue: Explain why the personnel costs are not excessive for the BPA portion of the responsibility.

Technical Issue: Explain how the project meets the "watershed coordinator project" criteria – especially with respect to the direct benefits to fish and wildlife.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$266,000 $295,000 $295,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
The ISRP found this to be a very good watershed council proposal. The project appears to have a good track record of success, with a technical advisory committee. The description of the monitoring and evaluation could be improved to provide more detail.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
Sponsor (Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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