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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 Squaw Creek Watershed for Anadromous Fish & Wildlife Habitat
BPA Project Proposal Number 199506001
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) CTUIR

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Carl Scheeler
Mailing Address P.O. Box 638
City, State, Zip Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone 5412765268
Fax 5412764348
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Umatilla
Short Description Protect, enhance watershed resources for wildlife HEP target species for John Day & McNary pools; increase natural production potential of existing summer steelhead, reintroduce chinook and coho salmon in Umatilla River Basin.
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): wildlife

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. Address causes negatively impacting upland, riparian, aquatic habitats in watershed by consolidating land ownership, purchase of BIA-administered range livestock leases, development of cooperative management agreements. a. Purchase BIA grazing leases for all trust allotments in the watershed. Rest range units to allow for passive restoration and begin implementation of active restoration activities to restore both upland and riparian resources.
. b. Pursue additional acquisitions, land exchanges or perpetual conservation easements of private lands to directly protect resources from exploitation and/or further degradation
. c. Develop cooperative management agreements for protection and enhancement of private and corporate lands.
. d. Construct and maintain range unit boundaries to prevent trespass livestock and protect upland and riparian resources, grazing allotment boundary/Project area fencing to assure protection of upland and riparian habitats.
2. Improve water quality/quantity, instream structureal diversity, spawning/rearing habitat & late season rearing & spawning habitat in Squaw Creek & Umatilla River through natural recovery process & habitat enhancements. a. Design/implement passive & active restoration actions: develop improved range management plans; install woody debris to Squaw Creek floodplain; obliterate/close drawbottom road networks/install drainage devices; collect/ propagate native riparian vegetati
. b. Implement weed control program focusing on riparian and upland habitats under contract with Umatilla County Weed Control.
. c. Restore native perennial bunch grasses and forbs through seeding/planting and livestock removal.
. d. Develop and implement access and travel management plan including signing, gating roads, installation of improved drainage devices, and road obliteration to reduce sedimentation/erosion, and enhance wildlife security
3. Continue collection of additional resource information/data and continue post-project monitoring to quantify short and long-term effects of habitat protection and enhancement activities in the Squaw Creek Watershed. a. Establish additional photo points and transects as needed for monitoring recovery of plant communities and stream channel morphology.
. b. Coordinate with Umatilla Basin TMDL Process to monitor reductions in non-point source pollution and existing Tribal fish habitat survey programs to reduce redundancy of monitoring efforts in the basin.
4. Conduct upland vegetation surveys to identify habitat limiting factors and to quantify short and long-term effects of habitat protection/enhancement activities. a. Solicit bids and award contract for plant association surveys. Upland surveys will assist with, watershed condition analysis, HEP updates, and development of restoration strategies
5. Conduct forest habitat surveys to identify habitat limiting factors and to quantify short and long-term effects of habitat protection/enhancement activities. a. Solicit bids and award contract for multiple resource forest inventory/survey Forested habitat surveys will assist with conducting peak flows analyses, HEP, and development of restoration strategies
6. Continue watershed enhancement and education processes. a. Conduct outreach and coordination efforts at the local community level to secure additional partnerships.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 02/01/99 01/01/00 25.0%
2 02/01/99 01/01/00 5.0%
3 02/01/99 01/01/00 5.0%
4 02/01/99 01/01/00 30.0%
5 02/01/99 01/01/00 30.0%
6 02/01/99 01/01/00 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 44,091
Fringe $ 12,345
Supplies $ 17,800
Capital $ 12,000
Travel $ 4,500
Indirect $ 26,770
Subcontractor $ 92,494
Total Itemized Budget $210,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $210,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $210,000
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 $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 $200,000
Total Outyear Budgets $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 $200,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Possible constraints might include delays due response times from regulatory agencies regarding issuance of permits for proposed in-stream maintenance work.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Squaw Creek Watershed Project is designed as a watershed-based effort—encompassing the entire Squaw Creek subbasin (about 24,198 acres) of the Umatilla River Basin. A mixture of land ownership patterns exist in the subbasin and include: CTUIR Trust lands, individual Indian allotments, non-Indian private land held in fee title, and National Forest System lands administered by the Umatilla National Forest (UNF). The subbasin contains approximately 23 miles of anadromous and resident fish habitat and over 50 miles riverine habitat. The subbasin supports spring chinook and coho salmon, summer steelhead, and native redband and bull trout. The area also supports a wide variety of wildlife including Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, black bear, cougar, numerous birds of prey species, beaver, primary and secondary cavity excavators and various other forest ecosystem species including several species of threatened, endangered, and sensitive fish, wildlife, and plant species. Primary target wildlife HEP species include: mink, California quail, downy woodpecker, spotted sandpiper, Western meadowlark, yellow warbler, black-capped chickadee and great blue heron. Key objectives of the watershed effort include ? consolidating ownership of available lands through fee title acquisition to protect resources and improve consistent management. Particular emphasis is placed on acquiring lands containing riparian and riverine habitats ? protecting, enhancing, and mitigating wildlife and wildlife habitat impacted by hydroelectric development in the Columbia River basin ? protecting and enhancing cold-water aquatic resources and instream diversity and productivity--contributing to Umatilla River salmon restoration efforts Primary methods to achieve the objectives include: ? land acquisition, development of conservation easements, and promotion of effective land and resource stewardship ? leasing of existing BIA administered range units within subbasin (two units involved encompassing approximately 16,000 acres) and resting from livestock use to encourage recovery of both upland and riparian resources ? development of a comprehensive management plan that addresses biological objectives, identifies appropriate enhancement and restoration activities.

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:
Pass (Fundable)
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Technical Issue: Need to provide more detail on the land acquisition (concern that the budget is excessive for the total acreage).

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$200,000 $200,000 $200,000
Fence construction reduced by $10,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Objectives were well described, especially the narrative section. The ISRP liked the idea of putting debris on the flood plain rather than directly in the river. Insufficient details were given on 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 (Confederated Tribes Of The Umatilla Indian Reservation) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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