Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199303000

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 Buck Hollow Watershed Enhancement
BPA Project Proposal Number 199303000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District
Business acronym (if appropriate) WCSWCD

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Ron Graves
Mailing Address 2325 River Road, Suite 3
City, State, Zip The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone 5412966178
Fax 5412967868
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Deschutes
Short Description Enhance the health of the Buck Hollow Watershed through comprehensive implementation of conservation systems using a variety of practices to improve land management…
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

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Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Ensure overall project coordination maintains high level of agency and landowner participation, avoids overlaps and duplications of effort, identifies and resolves issues as they occur a. Coordinate project activities with participating agencies in accordance with Memorandum of Understanding
. b. provide regular project updates via newsletter, personal contact, annual all participant meetings, and special meetings as needed
. c. Meet with landowners / landowner groups on-site, ensuring their inputs are obtained and factored in to each stage of the project.
. d. Coordinate with and support involvement of Sherman & Wasco Co. schools in outdoor environmental Education projects.
2. Ensure adequate project documentation. a. Develop and maintain project implementation status, accomplishments to date, and current work status
. b. Develop site specific activity records
. c. Support BPA & NRCS NEPA process as necessary
. d. Develop and maintain a GIS data base and hardcopy USGS quadrangle maps showing location of completed projects
. e. Develop and maintain spreadsheets for each project funding source to track financial contributions and accomplishments
. f. Prepare and submit required reports
3. Ensure overall program and individual practices result in watershed health improvements a. Take periodic water quality & physical measurements at established monitoring sites to include at a minimum: temperature, flow, and channel cross sections
. b. Take photographs at established photo points annually. Set additional photo points as appropriate.
. c. Review / modify monitoring plan protocols as necessary based on field experience and cost effectiveness
. d. Participate with ODFW in spawning ground survey to document redd counts and fish distribution in watershed
. e. Obtain periodic range condition assessments from NRCS and monitoring data collected by BLM
. f. Evaluate data and observations for trends. Evaluate performance of installed practices
. g. Assess effectiveness of methods/practices. Initiate adaptations as indicated.
4. Ensure work preparations are complete a. conduct pre-season site checks
. b. review planned work with landowners & supporting agencies
. c. obtain landowner agreements, including their agreement to be responsible for O&M
. d. finalize detailed plans
. e. coordinate work elements with work funded under other programs (PL566, EQIP, GWEB)
. f. obtain necessary permits
. g. obtain materials
. h. prepare contract documents as needed
3. Increase stream shading from 36% to 80% a. Assist landowners implementing grazing management strategies to reduce or eliminate livestock grazing impacts on riparian vegetation which prevents regeneration of woody species.
. b. Assist landowners in establishing fencing systems to control livestock access to riparian areas.
. c. Assist landowners in developing off-stream livestock water.
. d. Assist landowners in developing conservation and grazing management plans to include practices to improve upland vegetation and reduce scouring peak runoffs.
. e. Plant cottonwood and willow cuttings in selected reaches where natural regeneration is unlikely to occur soon.
6. Decrease summer water temperature from 80?F to 58?F a. Increase shading (tasks 5a,b,c,e)
. b. Narrow channel (Obj.9)
. c. Increase late season low flows (Obj. 7)
7. Increase late season flows from 1 CFS to 5 CFS a. Augment flows by rebuilding riparian water storage capacity through revegetation and protection of riparian meadow areas. (tasks 5a,b,c,d,e)
. b. Seed selected areas with riparian seed mix to accelerate revegetation
8. Increase pool / riffle ratio from 10:90 to 40:60 a. Reduce sedimentation (tasks 5d, obj 10)
. b. Reduce sedimentation (tasks 5d, obj 10)
9. Improve channel width:depth ratio from 30:1 to 10:1 a. Restore riparian vegetation (tasks 5a,b,c,d,e and 7b)
10. Increase bank stability from 25% to 80% stable a. Restore riparian vegetation (tasks 5a,b,c,d,e and 7b)
. b. Place juniper rip rap on stream banks in selected areas.
11. Increase woody debris from 5 units per 100 meters to 20 units per 100 meters. a. Plant cottonwood cuttings in selected reaches to help restore potential for future recruitment
. b. Reduce grazing impacts on riparian vegetation (tasks 5a,b,c)
. c. Incorporate junipers into instream work to maximum extent practicable
12. Reduce fines in substrate from 20 to 12% a. Implement cropland and rangeland conservation systems to reduce erosion and sediment delivery to stream
. b. Stabilize stream banks (task 10a, b)
13. Increase annual returning adult steelhead from 200 to 1,000 a. Improve water quality, quantity, and habitat conditions (all of the above tasks)

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 07/01/98 12/01/00 4.0%
2 07/01/98 12/01/00 2.0%
3 07/01/98 12/01/00 2.0%
4 07/01/98 12/01/00 2.0%
5 07/01/98 12/01/00 10.0%
6 07/01/98 12/01/00 10.0%
7 07/01/98 12/01/00 10.0%
8 07/01/98 12/01/00 10.0%
9 07/01/98 12/01/00 10.0%
10 07/01/98 12/01/00 10.0%
11 07/01/98 12/01/00 10.0%
12 07/01/98 12/01/00 10.0%
13 07/01/98 12/01/00 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 40,880
Fringe $ 10,792
Supplies $ 15,000
Travel $ 264
Indirect $ 13,025
Subcontractor $ 20,000
Total Itemized Budget $ 99,961

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 99,961
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 99,961
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

All Phases $ 90,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 90,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Cooperation of local landowners and continued access to project areas are the only constraining factors to meeting these milestones. Fire danger and wet road conditions routinely hinder access for short periods of time but are accounted for in the schedule. Major Milestones: 1999 Complete last fencing project. 2000 Complete last seeding / planting Final assessment and project Wrap up.

Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract


a. FY99 PROPOSAL b.Goals: Improve watershed health, improve water quality, restore degraded habitat and increase natural steelhead production Objectives: Increase shading from 35% to 80%; Decrease summer water temperature from 80?F to 58?F; Increase late season flows from 1 CFS to 5 CFS; Increase pool / riffle ratio from 10:90 to 40:60; Improve channel width:depth ratio from 30:1 to 10:1; Increase bank stability from 25% to 80% stable; Increase woody debris from 5 units per 100 meters to 20 units per 100 meters; Reduce fines in substrate from 20 to 12%; Increase annual returning adult steelhead from 200 to 1,000 c. Project will increase natural steelhead production in largest Deschutes tributary below Sherars Falls. It follows NWPPC policies and addresses many measures of the 1994 Fish and Wildlife Program. d. Comprehensive watershed treatment approach reduces runoff and erosion from upland areas and damaging stream scour. Land treatment, fencing, livestock water developments, and management systems have helped land owners improve resource use and reduce riparian grazing. Resurgent riparian vegetation including woody species improves cover, bank and soil stability, enhancing natural riparian water storage capacity, increasing late season flow, increasing shading, collecting sediment, narrowing channels, and will reduce temperature extremes, . e. This project will establish improving trends, already evident, which will continue long after the project ends. . f. Photopoints, water quality, temperature, flow, cross section are monitored at selected sites. Spawning ground surveys show population increases and expanding reach of spawners since project start..

Reviews and Recommendations

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