Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199202602

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 Implement Eastern Washington Model Watershed Plans
BPA Project Proposal Number 199202602
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington State Conservation Commission
Business acronym (if appropriate) WCC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Robert P. Bottman
Mailing Address P.O. Box 47721
City, State, Zip Olympia, WA 98504-7721
Phone 3604076204
Fax 3604076215
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Tucannon
Short Description Fund model watershed technical lead positions for the implementation phase of the Asotin Creek, Tucannon River, and Pataha Creek model watershed plans.
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: 7.7.b.1; 7.7.b.2: 7.7.b.3
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): anadromous

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9401800 WA Model Watershed Habitat Projects Funds on-the-ground implementation of model watershed plans No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Implement planned projects as outlined in Asotin Creek, Tucannon River, and Pataha Creek model watershed plans a. Select projects for construction in FY 1999 which best protect and enhance fish habitat
. b. Work with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to develop plans for selected sites
. c. Write biological assessments and submit through BPA to NMFS
. d. Develop agreements with landowners for construction of projects
. e. Secure required permits for project implementation
. f. Construct selected projects
2. Develop and implement a monitoring plan a. Select sites
. b. Collect, analyze, and evaluate water samples; evaluate habitat monitoring plan
3. Conduct an information-education program related to each model watershed a. Conduct informational meetings and educational tours for landowners and others
. b. Prepare news articles for local newspapers and/or publish a model watershed newsletter

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 70.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/99 20.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/99 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel All budget objects are for the 12-month period 10/01/98 - 9/30/99 $103,920
Fringe $ 28,650
Supplies $ 19,143
Operating $ 1,800
Travel $ 5,953
Subcontractor Asotin County Conservation District; Columbia Conservation District; Pomeroy Conservation District $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $159,466

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $159,466
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $159,466
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 $166,194 $169,673 $176,807 $180,552
Total Outyear Budgets $166,194 $169,673 $176,807 $180,552

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Improving and maintaining critical habitat requires cooperation and long-term commitments between landowners, and state and federal agencies for watershed management. Cooperators need to know that long-term cost-share assistance will be available.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Project Goals and Objectives – In 1992, acting for the State of Washington, the Conservation Commission selected the Asotin County, Columbia, and Pomeroy conservation districts to act as lead agencies to prepare and implement plans for the Asotin Creek, Tucannon River, and Pataha Creek watersheds, respectively. The primary goal of these plans is to enhance the restore habitat for the Snake River spring chinook, Snake River fall chinook, summer steelhead, and bull trout. Relevance to 1994 Columbia Fish and Wildlife Program – The model watersheds relate to 7.7B.2 and 7.7B.3 in that specific fish habitat problems have been identified, and measures are being taken to correct them through implementation of the three model watershed plans. The habitat problems include: high stream temperature, lack of resting and rearing pools containing large woody debris, sediment deposition on spawning gravels, high fecal coliform counts, and streambank and geomorphic stability. Sound Scientific Principles – The problem sites and needed remedial actions were identified by technical staff of the Washington State departments of Fisheries and Wildlife (WDFW), Natural Resources (DNR), and Ecology, and the federal USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the US Forest Service (USFS). Timeframe – By the year 2000, reliable habitat and water quality databases will be in place, and biological results will be available. Completion date is estimated to be 2005. Monitoring and Evaluation – The model watershed technical leads, together with the technical staff of agencies mentioned above, are monitoring status of target stocks, availability of suitable habitat, and success of the projects.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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