Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199206200

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 Yakama Nation - Riparian/Wetlands Restoration
BPA Project Proposal Number 199206200
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Yakama Indian Nation
Business acronym (if appropriate) YIN

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Tracy Hames
Mailing Address P.O. Box 151
City, State, Zip Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone 5098656262
Fax 5098653619
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Continue implementation of YIN Wetlands/Riparian Restoration Project by protecting and restoring riparian and wetland habitat along anadromous fish bearing rivers and streams in the agricultural area of the Yakama Indian Reservation (~2,500 acres /year).
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: 11.3F.5 - Ongoing Wildlife Mitigation projects, 7.6 - Habitat Goal, Policies and Objectives
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
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): wildlife

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. Secure available restoration priority area properties (2,000 - 3,000 acres per year) a. Determine land ownership (YIN or non-YIN). This task was completed in 1994.
. b. Secure land in perpetuity with appropriate procedure outlined in project implementation plan (purchase, easement or lease).
2. Protect, restore and/or enhance secured lands to realize a net increase in wildlife habitat values. a. Develop site-specific restoration plan for secured property according to procedures outlined in Project implementation plan.
. b. Implement site-specific restoration activities identified in Task 2a.
3. Adaptively manage properties to ensure permanent wildlife habitat value. a. Develop site-specific operations and management plan.
. b. Manage habitats according to site-specific plans.
. c. Adjust management according to results acheived in monitoring activities.
4. Monitor wildlife habitat conditions to ensure the desired mitigation level is reached and maintained. a. Perform baseline and periodic HEP analyses to measure habitat responses to management activities and to monitor mitigation levels acheived.
. b. Develop and perform habitat response monitoring according to restoration goals set out in the site-specific management plans.
. c. Perform wildlife surveys on selected populations to ensure that habitat responses are resulting in wildlife responses.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/92 09/01/20 60.0%
2 06/01/93 09/01/22 25.0%
3 06/01/93 12/01/52 8.0%
4 06/01/93 12/01/52 7.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel 2 Professional FTEs, 6.5 Technician FTEs $259,809
Fringe 25.3% $ 65,732
Supplies Office supplies, computers, bldg. lease, etc. $ 13,700
Operating Fence repair, tools, etc. $ 86,000
Capital Land purchase (~2,000 acres), farm equipment $1,176,694
Travel $ 5,000
Indirect 23.6% of budget excluding capitol purchases and construction $126,065
Subcontractor Ducks Unlimited $ 10,000
Other $ 7,000
Total Itemized Budget $1,750,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,750,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,750,000
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 $1,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
Total Outyear Budgets $1,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The level of funding acheived has been the only constraint on this project. Presently there is more land available for inclusion into the project than there are funds allocated on an annual basis.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


This project has been designed to restore wetlands and riparian habitats along anadromous fish-bearing streams on the Yakama Indian Reservation. Overall goals include the protection, restoration and management of 27,000 acres of floodplain lands along the Yakima River, Satus and Toppenish Creeks. Direct mitigation is being realized for losses identified in the 1994 Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program relating to the construction of the lower 4 Columbia River Dams. Extensive partnership and cost-share components provide extensive savings to this Project. Land securing methods include purchase, easement, or long-term lease depending on the nature of the land ownership and the cost-effectiveness of the activity. Approximately 2,000 - 3,000 acres are secured each year. Restoration activities seek to restore historic conditions. Land disturbing activities are subject to cultural and archaeological surveys, and are used only on properties which have suffered past disturbances. Native vegetation re-establishment, and a return to some semblance of historic hydrology are the goals on the restoration sites. Restoration efforts are designed to be as self-sustaining as possible to minimize the O&M needed to maintain habitat values. The expected outcomes of the project are native riparian and wetland floodplain complexes along the anadromous fish-bearing streams on the Yakama Indian Reservation. Results will be monitored using HEP to account for the direct mitigation earned toward the construction losses of the Columbia River hydropower system. Specific vegetational, population and hydrologic results will also be monitored at each property to ensure that restoration goals are being met in a cost-effective manner.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$1,600,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
8.6% reduction in activities across the board

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal does a good job of describing the past history of this project and other protection activities and is tied into watershed analysis.

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 (Confederated Tribes And Bands Of The Yakama Indian Nation) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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