Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199401805

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 Enhance Habitat For Spring Chinook, Summer Steelhead, and Bulltrout
BPA Project Proposal Number 199401805
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Asotin County Conservation District
Business acronym (if appropriate) ACCD

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Bradley J. Johnson
Mailing Address 725 6th St, Suite 102
City, State, Zip Clarkston, WA 99403
Phone 5097588012
Fax 5097587533
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Asotin
Short Description Enhance fish habitat, reduce water temperatures, erosion and sedimentation, improve and re-establish riparian vegetation, and promote cooperation and agreement between landowners and resource agencies within the Asotin Creek watershed..
Target Species Spring chinook salmon, summer steelhead, and bulltrout

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: 7.0 (7.7B3, 7.8A2, 7.8A5)
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Informal Consultation on Asotin Creek Model Watershed 1997 Streambank Stabilization and Fish Habitat Improvement Projects with a Not Likely to Adversely Affect Determination.
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
9202602 Implement Eastern Washington Model Watershed Plans Technical Lead to Implement Plan. Project helps implement Plan and Habitat restoration in T&E chinook and steelhead streams. Builds community wide support in watershed restoration. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Reduce Stream Temperatures a. Tree/Shrub plantings 10,000 ft
. b. Riparian fencing 15,000 ft
. c. Enhance width/depth ratio of stream by installing habitat structures
2. Increase Pools w/Large Woody Debris a. Install pool-forming habitat structures. 120 total vortex rock weirs, rock barbs, rock vanes, meander reconstruction, root wads, logs and brush
. b. Designs of structures will incorportate large woody debris
3. Reduce Sedimentation of spawning gravels a. Install Upland Practices to help reduce soil erosion sediment basins 12 ea. terraces 10,000 ft. grass/forb plantings 1,000 acres
. b. Streambank stabilization projects that incorportate fish habitat
4. Reduce fecal coliform levels a. Riparian fencing (see above)
. b. Filter or buffer strips between fence and creek
. c. off-stream livestock water development
. d. Tree/Shrub planting

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/98 12/01/98 5.0%
2 01/01/98 12/01/98 40.0%
3 01/01/98 12/01/98 45.0%
4 01/01/98 12/01/98 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Operating $ 15,000
Subcontractor Earth Conservation Corps, Salmon Corp; W.A. State Department of Fish & Wildlife; U.S. Forest Service; Asotin County Commissioners; WSU Analytical Lab; Natural Resource Conservation Service; WSU-Center for Environmental Education $ 96,000
Other $ 82,000
Other $ 82,000
Other $ 82,000
Other $ 82,000
Other $ 82,000
Other $ 82,000
Other $ 82,000
Total Itemized Budget $685,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $685,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $685,000
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 $193,000 $193,000 $193,000 $193,000
Total Outyear Budgets $193,000 $193,000 $193,000 $193,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Improving and maintaining critical habitat requires cooperation and long-term commitments between landowners, 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


The Asotin Creek Model Watershed Plan which was printed in 1995, was the first to be developed in Washington which specifically addressed habitat protection and restoration for salmonids. The plan is consistent with the habitat elements of the “Strategy for Salmon” and the draft “Wild Salmonid Policy.” Our mission as stated in the Asotin Creek Model Watershed Plan is to: “Complete and implement an integrated plan for the Asotin Creek watershed which will meet landowner objectives and agency acceptance, in order to protect and enhance all resource bases with concern for long-term sustainability.” High stream temperatures, lack of resting and rearing pools containing large woody debris, sediment depostion in spawning gravels, and elevated fecal coliform counts were problems identified during the watershed analysis and are addressed in the Plan. The Plan provides a framework for improving the overall health of the Asotin Creek watershed, with an emphasis on improving fish habitat. Improved habitat quality will allow greater juvenile and adult survival at each freshwater lifestage and can result in more offspring surviving to begin migration to the ocean. Improving and maintaining critical habitat requires cooperation and long-term commitment between landowners, and state and federal agencies to undertake comprehensive watershed management. The District just completed its second year of habitat installation and adaptive management measures are being implemented. HOBO temperature meters are deployed during the spring and record in-stream temperatures on a daily basis. ISCO sediment samplers are currently taking samples at four locations in the watershed daily for total suspended solids. Grab samples for fecal coliforms, ammonia, nitrate, total nitrogen and total phosphorous are being collected by WSU staff on a monthly basis. Discharge, snorkling surveys, habitat assesments, pebble counts, pool size and frequency and before and after pictures at project sites (photo documentation) are also underway. The District has intered into an agreement with WSU Lab to analize the data and quarterly reports will be sent to funding authorities.

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: Describe if the objectives, tasks, and funding have changed from FY98 – the schedule describes project completion by the end of FY98.

Technical Issue: Resubmit the proposal based on approved funding in FY98, if funds for FY99 are justifiably needed.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$239,000 $270,000 $280,000
Absorbs part of 9202602

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Adequate after revision
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal does not adequately describe the technical justification for the proposed actions. Benefits to fish and wildlife are not well explained.

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 (Asotin County Conservation District) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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