Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199604601

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 Walla Walla Basin Fish Habitat Enhancement
BPA Project Proposal Number 199604601
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 Gary James
Mailing Address P.O. Box 638
City, State, Zip Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone 5412764109
Fax 5412764348
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Walla Walla
Short Description Protect and enhance riparian habitat with particular emphasis on the holding, spawning, and rearing areas of salmonid fishes, thus improving water quality and quantity.
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. Continue to implement and maintain instream and riparian habitat enhancement projects in the Walla Walla River Basin. a. Develop long-term or perpetual easements.
. b. Develop grants, proposals, and coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies to develop cost-share projects. Recruit project volunteers, including local students, and watershed council, summer youth.
. c. Obtain archeological clearances
. d. Develop project design
. e. Secure instream fill permits: COE 404, DSL removal fill, WDFW HPA
. f. Develop subcontracts for weed control, planting, heavy equipment rental, fencing, rock and tree supply
. g. Establish permanent photo-points and transects
. h. Implement project/fencing, instream structures, planting, cabling rocks, etc.
. I. Continue landowner communication
. j. Post-project monitoring
2. Continue collection of baseline data needed for identifying habitat limited areas within basin and evaluate long-term success of implemented projects. a. Identification of areas and land-use practices limiting salmon and steelhead production. Accomplished through literature search, public outreach, physical and biological surveys, interagency communication.
. b. Conduct on-site visits, evaluate potential for restoration and conflict, access, landowner participation, likelihood of success, benefit to salmon, steelhad, bulltrout, resident fish.
. c. Select high priority sites for future restoration efforts.
. d. Evaluate post- project success and implement adaptive management. Will include long-term monitoring, on-site visits, comparison to other approaches, interagency discussion.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 02/01/99 01/01/00 80.0%
2 02/01/99 01/01/00 20.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 75,600
Fringe $ 21,168
Supplies $ 40,000
Travel $ 10,000
Indirect $ 49,901
Subcontractor $ 43,331
Total Itemized Budget $240,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $240,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $240,000
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 $255,000 $270,000 $285,000 $300,000
Total Outyear Budgets $255,000 $270,000 $285,000 $300,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Possible constraints might include delays due to extensive landowner negotiations and the slow response time of the regulatory agencies regarding issuance of permits for proposed instream work.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Efforts have begun to restore extinct salmon and remnant populations of summer steelhead in the Walla Walla River Basin. Ongoing and completed projects include a new hatchery, new ladders and screens, and instream flow enhancement. This project proposes to integrate habitat restoration with ongoing watershed improvements. Through habitat restoration and protection, critical salmonid spawning and rearing areas will be regained, naturally spawning populations of salmonids elevated, and juvenile outmigration increased. CTUIR is working with Federal, State, and local parties including the local watershed council, and the CTUIR native plant nursery. CTUIR is also cooperatively developing a watershed assessment for the basin; the Oregon portion was completed in 1997. These efforts are providing a method for overcoming obstacles and identifying priority areas for habitat restoration. Continued and adaptive efforts will insure that implementation dollars focus on results that provide future benefit to salmonid fishes. Projects begin by obtaining long-term easements with private landowners. When possible, passive natural riparian healing approaches are implemented. Where bioengineering is necessary, designs are created cooperatively by the landowner, CTUIR and NRCS. Pre and post project monitoring (transects, photo-points, population surveys, and occasionally macro-invertebrate and water quality) are included. Results are provided in quarterly and annual reports to BPA and exchanged and presented to cooperating agencies so that adaptive management may be incorporated. This project is consistent with measures 7.6, 7.7, and 7.8 of the 1994 Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. The project will strive to follow guidelines outlined in these measures and practice sound habitat restoration efforts.

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: Same as original FY98 proposal – need to provide the additional information that was provided in FY98, plus an explanation of new work in FY99 resulting from FY98 funding.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$230,000 $255,000 $270,000
Slight decrease from increased efficiencies

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
The watershed analysis should be completed first and then restoration activities based on the results of that analysis can be proposed. The proposal does not ensure monitoring will be implemented. The emphasis on passive restoration is good. The proposal describes a good effort to integrate habitat improvements with other watershed improvements (adults and juvenile passage). The objectives, tasks, background, and methods are well described

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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