Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199402700

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 Grande Ronde Model Watershed Habitat Projects
BPA Project Proposal Number 199402700
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program; Union & Wallowa Counties
Business acronym (if appropriate) GRMWP

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Patty Perry/Lyle Kuchenbecker
Mailing Address 10901 Island Ave.
City, State, Zip La Grande, OR 97850
Phone 5419626590
Fax 5419626593
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Grande Ronde
Short Description On-ground implementation of projects: project management/moitoring to restore proper watershed functions in Grande Ronde Basin; provide required spawning, rearing, migration habitat for endangered salmonids.
Target Species Snake River spring chinook salmon; Snake River summer steelhead

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. Improve passage at road crossings for adult and juvenile salmonids to and from spawning areas a. UGR -Replace/modify 5 inadequate culverts
. b. MGR -Reconstruct 2 bridges
. c. LGR -Replace 1 inadequate crossing
. d. CC -Modify 1 culvert road crossing
. e. JC -Replace 5 inadequate road crossings
. f. WR -Replace 1 inadequate crossing
. g. BC -Replace 5 inadequate crossings
2. Improve passage at irrigation diversions for adult and juvenile salmonids to and from spawning areas a. MGR -Modify 2 irrigation diversion structures on the Grande Ronde River -Modify irrigation diversion structures on 5 tribs. -Install fish screens on 3 irrigation ditches
. b. CC -Replace 2 push-up gravel irrigation diversions -Install fish screens on 4 irrigation ditches
. c. WR -Reconstruct 3 inadequate irrigation diversion structures to improve fish passage
3. Improve instream habitat diversity to restore and enhance salmonid spawning and rearing a. UGR -Large woody additions to the GR River and tribs. 4 mi. -Rock and log structure placements to same streams, 4 mi. -Install 5 grade control structures - Construct off-channel rearing habitat 1 mi.
. b. CC -Large wood additions to 3 mi. of tribs. -Construct off-channel rearing habitat 1 mi.
. c. JC -Rock and log placements 1/2 mi.
. d. WR -Install 2 grade control structures -Construct off-channel rearing habitat 1.5 mi.
. e. LR - Construct 4 vortex rock weirs
4. Enhance riparian condition(vegetation, function, etc) to restore and improve natural hydraulic and sediment regimes, floodplain and stream channel function a. GR -construct 3.5 m. riparian fencing; develop 5 off-stream water sources; close/ obliterate 4 m. sediment producing roads; construct 3 m. paster fencing; plant 2000 ft streambank; noxious week control on 50 acres
. b. MGR -Construct 3 mi. of riparian fencing -Develop 2 off-stream water sources -Construct 2 mi. of pasture fencing
. c. LGR -Construct 4 mi. of riparian fencing -Develop 4 off-stream water sources -Construct 2 mi. of pasture fencing
. d. CC -Construct 3 mi. of riparian fencing -Develop 4 off-stream water sources -Construct 3 mi. of pasture fencing -Noxious weed control on 25 acres
. e. JC -Construct 3.5 mi. of riparian fencing -Develop 6 off-stream water sources
. f. WR -Construct 4.5 mi. of riparian fencing -Plant 1000 feet of streambank -Construct 3 mi. of pasture fencing
5. Improve streambank stability to reduce stream channel sedimentation a. GR: construct 7 barb/log revetment structures in Grande Ronde R.; construct 3 grade control vortex weirs on GRR; revegetate 4000' streambank on GRR & tribs; construct 3000' riparian fencing; develop 4 off-stream water sources.
. b. MGR -Revegetate 2000 feet of streambank on the Grande Ronde River and tribs. -Construct 6000 feet of riparian fencing -Develop 2 off-stream water sources
. c. CC -Revegetate 1500 feet of streambank on mainstem Catherine Creek and tribs. -Construct 2500 feet of riparian fencing
. d. WR -Construct 8 barb/log revetment stabilization structures on Wallowa River and tribs.
6. Protect spawning adult salmon from harassment. a. UGR -Construct 1 mi. of riparian fencing -Relocate recreational facilities away from traditional spawning areas on the Grande Ronde River -Rehabilitate riparian areas heavily impacted by concentrated recreational use
. b. CC -Construct 2 mi. of riparian fencing
. c. LR -Rehabilitate riparian areas heavily impacted by concentrated recreational use
7. Improve upland watershed conditions to reduce sediment inputs to stream courses a. UGR -Noxious weed treatment on 150 acres -Prescribed burning on 400 acres -Seeding on 150 acres
. b. MGR -Noxious weed treatment on 100 acres -Seeding on 100 acres -1 mi. pasture fencing
. c. CC -Noxious weed treatment on 50 acres -Seeding on 50 acres
. d. -Noxious weed treatment on 250 acres -Seeding on 250 acres
. e. WR -Noxious weed treatment on 50 acres -1 mi. pasture fencing
. f. -Noxious weed treatment on 75 acres -Seeding on 75 acres -1 mi. pasture fencing
8. Increase late-season stream flows to maintain lower stream temperatures and improved aquatic function a. MGR -Improve water conveyance efficiency on 3 ditches on the Grande Ronde River and tribs. -Improve water application efficiency on 200 acres
. b. CC -Improve water conveyance efficiency on 3 ditches on mainstem Catherine Creek -Improve water application efficiency on 600 acres irrigated from Catherine and Little Creeks
. c. WR -Improve water conveyance efficiency on 2 ditches on mainstem Wallowa River and tribs. -Improve water application efficiency on 400 acres irrigated from the same streams
. d. LR -Improve water application efficiency on 200 acres
. e. BC -Improve water application efficiency on 100 acres
9. Improve water quality (nutrients, pH, temp) for salmonid production and survival a. All Watersheds - tasks listed under Objective #4 will also meet this objective.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/99 12/01/99 5.0%
2 05/01/99 12/01/99 15.0%
3 05/01/99 12/01/99 25.0%
4 05/01/99 12/01/99 10.0%
5 05/01/99 12/01/99 5.0%
6 05/01/99 12/01/99 5.0%
7 05/01/99 12/01/99 5.0%
8 05/01/99 12/01/99 15.0%
9 05/01/99 12/01/99 15.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Subcontractor $950,000
Total Itemized Budget $950,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $950,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $950,000
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 $800,000 $800,000 $700,000 $700,000
Total Outyear Budgets $800,000 $800,000 $700,000 $700,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Landowner willingness to participate; inability to fund activities; unavailability of technical support.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Grande Ronde Basin was selected in 1992 by the Northwest Power Planning Council as the model watershed project in Oregon. The mission of the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program (GRMWP) is to ?develop and oversee the implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of coordinated resource management that will enhance the natural resources of the Grande Ronde River Basin.? This proposal will implement 35-40 individual habitat restoration projects under the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program. Restoration projects will target specific habitat problems on critical stream reaches or habitats within the Grande Ronde basin. Projects will make incremental habitat improvements toward desired conditions within the basin. Habitat protection and restoration is one of the critical links to restoring anadromous fish populations in the Columbia River Basin. Projects developed for this proposal will address habitat parameters and management activities identified in the 1994 Fish and Wildlife Program (FWP), Section 7.6D. Projects include a variety of work methods addressing the tasks listed in Section 4 of this document. The approach and methods for any given restoration project are individually developed using available technical expertise and landowner objectives. Restoration project development follows a structured process which focuses limited resources to streams and locations where habitat benefits can be optimized. Projects undergo a thorough internal review process by the GRMWP Technical Committee and Board of Directors to assure implementation of priority restoration projects. Monitoring is an essential component of the GRMWP process. Implementation and effectiveness monitoring is incorporated into the development of all restoration projects. The GRMWP has also implemented a basin-wide monitoring strategy in cooperation with the Union and Wallowa SWCD?s. This program coordinates, collects, summarizes and prepares monitoring data from the entire basin and produces an annual report.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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