Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199405000

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 Salmon River Habitat Enhancement
BPA Project Proposal Number 199405000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) SBT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jeffry L. Anderson
Mailing Address P.O. Box 306
City, State, Zip Fort Hall, ID 83203
Phone 2082383757
Fax 2082383742
E-mail salmon@nicoh.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Salmon
 
Short Description Maintain habitat improvements, evaluate benefits; coordinate evaluation of land/water stewardship activities, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation of new improvements; monitor populations of Salmon River Basin anadromous fish.
Target Species Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon; Snake River summer steelhead; Bull trout


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 communications and information sharing among entities working in the Salmon River Basin on fisheries related issues. a. Participate in regional committees, work groups, etc., to ensure the exchange of Tribal information and perspective on the group's mission (e.g., natural production, supplementation, survival and mortality, habitat enhancement).
2. Monitor human activities in the Salmon River Basin which have the potential to affect anadromous fish and their habitat. a. Monitor activities (e.g., mining, road construction, logging, grazing) on federal lands which have the potential to affect anadromous fish directly or indirectly through degradation of habitat or water quality or quantity.
. b. Monitor activities (as in Task a) on state and private lands.
. c. Work with appropriate government agencies, interest groups, and private individuals to ensure all human activity in the Salmon River Basin has no detrimental impact to anadromous fish and the affected parts comply with all laws.
3. Assist other entities in monitoring overall populations of anadromous fish in the Salmon River Basin. a. Work with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game on monitoring parr densities and thus health of anadromous fish populations in the Salmon River Basin.
. b. Monitor stocking success, where appropriate, of anadromous fish outplanted in the Salmon River Basin at the request of the Tribes.
4. Decrease both surface and subsurface streambed sediment in Bear Valley Creek (BVC) (MF Salmon River). a. Restore the dredge-mined area to pre-mining conditions as much as possible.
. b. Work with the USFS and others to eliminate all human activities which result in extraordinary amounts of sediment input into BVC.
. c. Monitor sediment levels in BVC to document changes.
5. Increase streambank cover and stability in BVC. a. Revegetate the newly created floodplain and streambank in the site area.
6. Increase stream habitat diversity in BVC. a. Allow natural hydrograph, including floodplain and riparian function, to allow BVC to reach a dynamic equilibrium in the affected area.
. b. Monitor changes in pools and riffles in the site area and downstream.
. c. Monitor changes in sinuosity in the site area.
. d. Monitor changes in width-to-depth ratios in the project area and below.
7. Improve egg-to-parr survival of all fish but primarily anadromous fish in BVC. a. Reduce sediment inputs into BVC
. b. Monitor chinook salmon redds in the fall and steelhead redds in the spring.
. c. Monitor numbers of adult and juvenile salmonids, primarily chinook salmon and steelhead.
8. Increase rearing area for anadromous fish in the Yankee Fork Salmon River (YFSR). a. Connect off-channel dredge ponds to the mainstem YFSR
. b. Monitor anadromous fish use of the off-channel rearing area.
. c. Compare differences in numbers and growth between the off-channel rearing area and the adjacent mainstem YFSR.
9. Monitor use of the off-channel rearing area by anadromous fish to find ways to increase use. a. Study the use of off-channel rearing area by chinook salmon and steelhead taking into account habitat use, flow, temperature, invertebrate densities, dissolved oxygen, and cover.
10. Incorporate the off-channel rearing area into a low-tech, bioenhancement facility for chinook salmon in the YFSR. a. In cooperation with the Tribes' Salmon River Production Program, continue to explore building a low-tech bioenhancement facility
11. Decrease both surface and subsurface streambed sediment in Herd Creek (HC) and Big Boulder Creek (BBC) (EF Salmon River). a. Eliminate the section of HC in the Bennetts Ranch area as an extraordinary source of sediment input into HC.
. b. Eliminate the affected reach of BBC near the trailhead as an extraordinary source of sediment into the stream.
. c. Work with the USFS, BLM, and others to eliminate all human activities which result in extraordinary amounts of sediment into the East Fork Salmon River.
. d. Monitor sediment levels in HC and BBC.
12. Increase streambank cover and stability in HC and BBC. a. Exclude livestock from streambanks in study sites in HC and continue revegetation as needed.
. b. Revegetate the streambanks in the project site in BBC.
13. Increase stream habitat diversity in HC and BBC. a. Allow natural hydrograph, including floodplain and riparian function, to allow HC and BBC to reach a dynamic equilibrium in the affected area.
. b. Monitor changes in pools and riffles in HC and downstream
. c. Monitor changes in pools and riffles in BBC project site.
. d. Monitor changes in width-to-depth ratios in HC and BBC.
14. Improve egg-to-parr survival of all fish but primarily anadromous fish in HC and BBC. a. Reduce sediment inputs into HC and BBC.
. b. Monitor chinook salmon redds in the fall and steelhead redds in the spring in HC and BBC.
. c. Monitor numbers of adult and juvenile salmonids, primarily chinook salmon and steelhead in HC and BBC.
15. Increase spawning and rearing area for anadromous fish in BBC. a. Monitor use by anadromous fish of newly accessible spawning and rearing habitat upstream of breached dam on BBC.
. b. Outplant chinook salmon and steelhead into the newly accessible spawning habitat in BBC.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 09/01/92 01/01/10 10.0%
2 05/01/84 01/01/10 10.0%
3 09/01/90 01/01/10 5.0%
4 05/01/84 08/01/05 5.0%
5 05/01/87 08/01/05 3.0%
6 05/01/89 08/01/10 5.0%
7 05/01/84 01/01/10 10.0%
8 05/01/87 01/01/10 10.0%
9 05/01/87 08/01/10 5.0%
10 05/01/87 08/01/05 2.0%
11 05/01/87 01/01/10 10.0%
12 05/01/92 08/01/05 5.0%
13 05/01/92 08/01/10 5.0%
14 05/01/84 01/01/10 10.0%
15 03/01/92 01/01/10 5.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $110,740
Fringe $ 37,652
Supplies $ 3,590
Operating $ 6,000
Travel $ 38,500
Indirect $ 44,518
Subcontractor $ 15,000
Other $ 1,000
Total Itemized Budget $257,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $257,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $257,000
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 $265,000 $278,000 $292,000 $307,000
Total Outyear Budgets $265,000 $278,000 $292,000 $307,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Many of the target changes for this project are dependent upon uncontrollable factors such as snow pack and run-off, both of which substantially affect stream characteristics. Successful recovery of chinook salmon and steelhead could decrease the number of years necessary to measure project success. Milestones to date include: 1) Removal of the dredge-mined area of Bear Valley Creek as a source of fine sediment to the system in 1987; 2) Construction of off-channel rearing habitat in the Yankee Fork Salmon River in 1989; 3) Partial fencing of private land in Herd Creek in 1992; 4) Removal of the hydroelectric dam blocking passage in Big Boulder Creek in 1992; and 5) Removal of the cutoff channel in Big Boulder Creek as a source of fine sediment to the system in 1994.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The Salmon River Habitat Enhancement (SRHE) project was initiated by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in 1984 to improve chinook salmon and steelhead runs in traditional Tribal fishing areas. The overall goal of the SRHE project is to increase adult escapement back to the Salmon River by improving egg-to-parr survival of chinook salmon and steelhead, primarily through habitat improvements. The project has sponsored major habitat enhancements in three systems: 1) Bear Valley Creek (Middle Fork Salmon River), 2) Yankee Fork Salmon River, and 3) East Fork Salmon River. While improving anadromous salmonid spawning and rearing habitat, the project enhancements also benefit resident fish and wildlife species by decreasing fine sediment inputs and enhancing riparian habitat. Feasibility studies were conducted prior to all enhancement projects and were reviewed by interagency task force teams prior to implementation to ensure that the scientific principles were sound, and the best alternative was chosen for each system. Expected outcomes of this project are increased survival during freshwater life-stages of anadromous salmonids due to improvements in spawning, incubation, rearing, and riparian habitats; increased juvenile numbers should result in an increase in adult returns if out-of-basin survival can be improved. A timeline as to when benefits will be observed or the monitoring and evaluation has been successfully completed is elusive. Benefits from this project are masked by low smolt-to-adult survival rates mainly due to low survival in the Snake River corridor. Ultimately, only the recovery of chinook salmon and steelhead will determine if all efforts have achieved their goals. Our monitoring and evaluation includes both physical and biological parameters: 1) Redd counts to estimate adult escapement, 2) Snorkel surveys to estimate juvenile production, and 3) Habitat parameter measures to determine changes in habitat quality and quantity.


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
Date:
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Technical Issue: Basically the same as the FY98 proposal – need to provide an explanation of new work in FY99 resulting from FY98 funding.

Technical Issue: Need to provide more detail on active on-the-ground implementation projects.


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$257,000 $265,000 $278,000
Comment:

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
This is a well-written proposal for critical habitat that is of programmatic value. It includes good monitoring and evaluation plans.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$245,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$245,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$245,000
Sponsor (Shoshone Bannock Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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