Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199403900

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 Wallowa Basin Project Planning
BPA Project Proposal Number 199403900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Don Bryson
Mailing Address 201 W. North St., Rm 113
City, State, Zip Enterprise, OR 97828
Phone 5414260119
Fax 5414263140
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Grande Ronde
Short Description Liaison between Tribe and Wallowa County; help coordinate efforts by county, landowners, state & federal agencies; help develop action & management plans, restoraton projects, habitat monitoring plan.
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

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. Identify the Tribe’s priorities/target areas within the watershed process. a. Coordinate with the Nez Perce Tribe on a technical and policy level.
2. Participate in the development, monitoring, and updating of Comprehensive Resource Management Plans (CRMPs)/Action Plans with agencies and parties active in Wallowa County. a. Work as Tribe-to-County liaison/representative bringing the Tribe’s perspectives to the planning process.
. b. Lay out approach for assessments which identifies target areas, resource parameters, and potential restoration strategies.
. c. Complete habitat assessments for Big Sheep Creek, Little Sheep Creek, and the Lostine River.
3. Be involved in project planning, development, and implementation a. Coordinate with the GRMWP, NRCS, SWCD, ODFW, USFS, USF&WS, NMFS, the Wallowa County Court, and others as needed.
. b. Schedule coordination meetings as appropriate with NPT, ODFW, GRMWP, NRCS, SWCD, and the Wallowa County Court.
. c. Write Biological Assessments for instream restoration projects proposed by the NRCS, SWCD, or NPT.
. d. Assist the SWCD, NRCS, GRMWP, and county agencies with project development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Schedule coordination meetings as appropriate.
4. Participate with ODFW and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) on the development of the annual operating plans for the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan hatcheries in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha subbasins. a. Attend two annual meetings (pre-AOP and AOP) plus in house meetings.
5. Represent the Tribe in monthly coordination meetings facilitated by the County Court a. Attend a monthly meeting
6. Provide technical help as needed for the development of the Northeast Oregon Hatchery Program in Wallowa County a. Attend interagency and in-house meetings.
. b. Work with local landowners to help provide trapping, acclimation, and hatchery sites.
. c. Develop a hatchery/natural production computer model.
. d. Provide computer modeling results.
7. Provide coordination and technical input for the Tribe on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management activities. a. Attend scoping meetings and project tours and provide written and oral comments as necessary.
8. Participate in the annual spawning ground surveys with ODFW, USFS, and the CTUIR. a. Participate in spawning ground surveys as schedule will allow.
9. Represent Tribe on GRMWP, Wallowa Co. Natural Resource Advisory Comm, and Wallowa Resources Board. a. Attend meetings and review documents as necessary.
10. Provide oral/written comments on 404 permit applications. a. Participate in the 404 permit process within the Tribe’s area of interest.
11. Local landowner meetings a. Help to coordinate meetings and establish agendas.
12. Participate in the Northwest Power Planning Council’s annual and multi-year funding process. a. Develop budget, statement of work and other products as needed.
. b. Fill out questionnaires.
. c. Attend meetings as needed.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 9.0%
2 19.0%
2 10/01/97 06/01/98  
3 10.0%
4 11/01/97 01/01/98 2.0%
5 5.0%
6 14.0%
7 2.0%
8 08/01/98 09/01/98 3.0%
9 17.0%
10 4.0%
11 8.0%
12 02/01/97 03/01/98 8.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 24,694
Fringe $ 6,174
Supplies $ 473
Operating $ 4,456
Travel $ 5,643
Indirect $ 12,313
Subcontractor $ 0
Other $ 1,560
Total Itemized Budget $ 55,313

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 55,313
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 55,313
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 $ 58,224 $ 61,289 $ 64,514 $ 67,910
Total Outyear Budgets $ 58,224 $ 61,289 $ 64,514 $ 67,910

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: 1. The Tribe’s priorities may change. 2. NEPA, NMFS/USF&W consultation, and fill and removal permit applications may take longer than anticipated. 3. Project opportunities may occur which were not anticipated. 4. Land owner availability for projects may change. 5. Unforseen issues (eg. having to fill out two sets of questionnaires like this one plus a mid-year set of questions for FY98 BPA funding).

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The question is, can we live with salmon (or any other species)? The overall goals and objectives of this project are to show that resource use, healthy economies, and healthy eco-systems are compatible and to provide quality habitat for natural production of salmonids. The FWP concepts that this project supports are: 1) a healthy Columbia Basin, 2) maintain biological diversity, and 3) provide needed habitat protection. The FWP (Section 7) emphasizes the need to seek cooperative habitat protection and improvement with private landowners. The problem is that Wallowa County can not save the Snake River salmon because the major issues relating to salmon survival are outside of the county. What can the County do? We will take a watershed approach, work through political boundaries, and provide the best habitat possible for the fish and other species present in the county. How will this be accomplished? Coordination is a key element in the successful accomplishment of the above objectives. This project provides coordination through the following avenues: ? works with the Grande Ronde Model Watershed through its technical committee, standing committee, and board, ? coordinates within Wallowa County through: ? monthly coordination meetings between managers in the county, ? the Wallowa County Natural Resource Advisory Committee, ? Wallowa Resources (affiliated with Sustainable Northwest), and ? Landowner meetings. The above efforts are expected to result in habitat projects and action plans/CRMPs. The expected benefits are healthy watersheds with shaded riparian areas and streams with cool, clean water that benefit fish and wildlife but that the residents of the county and the visitors to the county can also enjoy. This process will take decades to complete but initial benefits of improving instream flows and eliminating passage problems are immediate All projects have a monitoring component and a watershed level monitoring plan is being developed for the Grande Ronde Model Watershed. Monitoring coordination is essential and will consist of: 1) uniform monitoring protocols (ODEQ and EPA), 2) sharing equipment, and 3) a cooperatively developed comprehensive watershed level monitoring program.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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