Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199604200

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 Restore and Enhance Anadromous Fisheries and Habitat in Salmon Creek
BPA Project Proposal Number 199604200
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Colville Confederated Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) CCT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Hilary Lyman, Watershed Coordinator
Mailing Address Colville Tribes Community Center, Box 862
City, State, Zip Omak, WA 98841
Phone 5098261294
Fax 5098262292
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Okanogan
Short Description Develop partnerships with pubic and private entities within Salmon Creek that enable the successful re-establishment of anadromous fish runs to the creek. Plan and undertake projects that enhance fisheries habitat on public and private lands.
Target Species Summer Steelhead, Spring Chinook

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: Sections 7.6B.1, 7.7B, 7.8
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Upper Columbia Summer Steelhead ESA Listing
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. Continue partnership with irrigation district by investigating methods of saving water in order to increase instream flows a. Carryout workplan with irrigation district
. b. Investigate methods of irrigated agricultural water savings and alternatives to current water delivery practices
. c. Investigate water right purchasing and marketing
2. Continue partnership with the Town of Okanogan a. Investigate sources of water right transfers and potential spring development in order to increase instream flows
3. Hire consultants with technical expertise a. Investigate hydrological scheme of Salmon Creek and determine potential sources of spring development or aquifers not in continuity with Salmon Creek
. b. Investigate methods of agricultural irrigation practices that may result in water savings
. c. Investigate potential economic impacts to community & irrigation district of changes in current water management in Salmon Creek
4. Develop partnership with Bureau of Reclamation a. Identify fish passage improvements at Conconully and Salmon Lake Reservoirs and irrigation district diversion dam
5. Develop partnerships with private landowners in Salmon Creek a. Identify cost-sharing programs available through other agencies that improve riparian habitats by partnering with private landowners
. b. Partner with agencies and conduct public education workshops to entice private landowners along Salmon Creek to improve riparian conditions on private lands
. c. Identify private landowners in Salmon Creek and develop two demonstration projects on private lands by partnering with landowners and agencies to cost-share, plan and improve riparian habitat along Salmon Creek

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 20.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/99 20.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/99 20.0%
4 10/01/98 09/01/99 20.0%
5 10/01/98 09/01/99 20.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Watershed Coordinator & Office Assist. $ 39,000
Fringe Salaries @ 30% $ 11,700
Supplies $ 1,500
Travel $ 13,000
Indirect 39.2% of salaries $ 15,288
Subcontractor Okanogan Irrigation District $100,000
Other $ 69,512
Total Itemized Budget $250,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $250,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $250,000
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
All Phases $150,000 $150,000
Total Outyear Budgets $150,000 $150,000

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The watershed coordinator spent 1997 and part of 1998 building support for habitat restoration in a tributary of the Okanogan River, Salmon Creek. The coordinator met with key stakeholders numerous times to explain why Salmon Creek was such a good candidate for restoration activities. In addition, the coordinator cultivated a relationship with the most important stakeholder group in Salmon Creek, the Okanogan Irrigation District, who divert 100% of the instream flow into their irrigation canal except during periods of high spring runoff. The district also operates a diversion dam that is a barrier to fish passage. These two barriers make up the greatest percentage of impediments to anadromous fish in Salmon Creek; other problems are related to activities on private lands—overgrazing, lack of vegetative cover, high sediment load (cause unknown). In early 1998 a memorandum of understanding between the irrigation district and the tribes was developed to form a partnership to address improving instream flows. A workplan and timeline for completion was agreed upon by both partners. The expected outcome will be a water management plan for the irrigation district that would provide instream flows suitable to re-establish anadramous fish runs. The water management plan will be completed in 1999. Funding is requested through this proposal to enable the irrigation district to hire planning and engineering staff and provide counsel on legal issues associated with any changes to current water distribution ($50,000). Other agencies with management responsibilities for natural resources will work with the tribes to address increasing instream flows, streambank stabilization problems, sedimentation issues and increasing vegetative cover along the riparian corridor. We aim to partner with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to educate private landowners about cost-sharing programs available to address these issues and to carry out two demonstration projects. In addition we aim to contract with the Natural Resource Conservation Service to conduct a hydrological study that looks at land use practices that negatively affect instream flows. A prescriptive report detailing projects to be undertaken and how their effectiveness will be monitored and evaluated will be included in the study. Funding requested for this element of the proposal totals $50,000.

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: Provide a description of proposed riparian habitat improvements and specificity as to what projects will be implemented.

Technical Issue: Clearly define the measurable objectives (e.g. what will be done with springs once they are identified).

Technical Issue: Describe how the funding is not excessive to complete an MOU and report.

Technical Issue: Describe how the FY98 funds do not accomplish the FY99 objectives.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$175,000 $150,000 $150,000
One task eliminated

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
The proposal lacked sufficient details on enhancement activities, but provided a good description of coordination activities.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$ 45,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 0
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 0
Sponsor (Colville Confederated Tribes) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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