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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 Idaho Model Watershed Habitat Projects
BPA Project Proposal Number 199401700
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Lemhi and Custer Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Business acronym (if appropriate) SWCD

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jude Trapani
Mailing Address 206 Van Dreff St.
City, State, Zip Salmon, ID 83467
Phone 2087566322
Fax 2087566376
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Salmon
Short Description To protect, enhance and restore anadromous and resident fish habitat and achieve and maintain a balance between resource protection and resource use on a holistic watershed management basis.
Target Species Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytsch Steelhead, Oncorhynchus mykiss

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. Reduce water temperatures in streams through shading of the stream with improved vegetative cover. a. Upper Lemhi River Riparian management project including riparian fencing, grazing plans and implementation of Best Management Practices.
. b. East Fork of Salmon River Habitat Enhancement Project including riparian fence along 6 miles of salmon spawning gravels.
. c. Pahsimeroi River fencing projects and grazing management.
. d. Conservation easement for Baker Ranch which would allow the East Fork of the Salmon River to stay a natural channel and reduce pressure from grazing.
2. Reduce erosion of streambanks to decrease fine silts in spawning gravels .
3. Increase cover of streambanks to improve quality of fish resting and feeding cover. .
4. Increased productivity of anadromous fish through increase egg to fry survival and fry to smolt survival. .
5. Develop ranch management plans that identify Best Management Practices (BMP) to maintain or enhance fair to good quality fish habitat in priority stream segments identified in the Model Watershed Plan. .

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 12/01/99 20.0%
2 01/01/99 12/01/99 20.0%
3 01/01/99 12/01/99 20.0%
4 01/01/99 12/01/99 20.0%
5 01/01/99 12/01/99 15.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 19,530
Fringe $ 1,289
Supplies $308,648
Travel $ 1,485
Indirect $ 19,048
Subcontractor $ 15,000
Other $ 35,000
Total Itemized Budget $400,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $400,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $400,000
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 $400,000 $350,000 $350,000 $350,000
Total Outyear Budgets $400,000 $350,000 $350,000 $350,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Most of our projects require facilitating cooperation with a various federal and state agencies and private landowners. The project scope often changes with the development of consensus. Other constraints involve weather and availability of materials.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Model Watershed Project was initiated by the Northwest Power Planning Council in 1992 to improve chinook salmon and steelhead habitat in the Lemhi, Pahsimeroi, and East Fork of the Salmon River watersheds. This habitat enhancement project is administered through Lemhi and Custer Soil and Water Conservation Districts and coordinated through the Model Watershed in association with the local advisory and technical committees, public entities, and various local, state and federal agencies. The goal of the project is to maintain, enhance, and restore anadromous and resident fish habitat while also achieving and maintaining a balance between resource protection and resource use on a holistic watershed management basis. Specific habitat goals, as outlined in the Model Watershed Plan, (1995) include increasing instream flows during critical migration periods, reduce the number of physical barriers hindering migration, develop new rearing and resting pools, establish riparian vegetation along critical areas, and reduce the sediment levels within the spawning gravels. Projects have included grazing management systems, fencing projects, streambank stabilization, riparian vegetation plantings, and instream structure work. These projects include both riparian pasture and riparian exclosure systems, providing direct benefit to fish habitat by improving pool composition, stream shading, and reduction in sedimentation as outlined in the 1994 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Programs habitat objectives. Additionally, monitoring and evaluation is conducted through yearly reviews of project objectives and onsite inspection. This work can only happen with the cooperation of local communities, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, private landowners, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Shoshone Bannock Tribes, National Marine Fisheries Service, and Bonneville Power Administration and others.

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: Clearly describe the methods and materials. Why is the rock needed?

Technical Issue: Clearly describe how the methods will accomplish the objectives.

Technical Issue: Provide enough detail to allow an evaluation of whether the funding requested is adequate to meet the objectives.

Technical Issue: Explain why $350,000 to fence 6 miles of stream is not excessive.

Technical Issue: Confusion about the Baker Ranch – the Baker's appear to want an easement, but didn't request funding for this – please explain.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$400,000 $400,000 $350,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Adequate after revision
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
The original proposal was poor on technical background. It described good general objectives, but it was not clear what methods would be used to achieve these objectives. The revised proposal gives a much clearer explanation of how watershed assessment was used to establish restoration priorities and monitoring.

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 (Lemhi/Custer Soil & Water/IOSC) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Sponsor (Lemhi/Custer Soil & Water/IOSC) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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