Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199607702

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 Protecting and Restoring the Lolo Creek Watershed
BPA Project Proposal Number 199607702
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries/Watershed Management Program
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Ira Jones
Mailing Address P.O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088437406
Fax 2088437322
E-mail iraj@nezperce.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
 
Short Description PROTECTING AND RESTORING THE LOLO CREEK WATERSHED WITHIN THE CLEARWATER SUBBASIN IS THE OVERALL GOAL OF THIS PROJECT. WE WILL ACHIEVE THIS WORKING WITHIN AN OVERALL WATERSHED APPROACH, COMPLETING FIVE OBJECTIVES IN MANY AREAS OF THE WATERSHED.
Target Species Spring Chinook, Lamprey, Steelhead, Coho


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: Section 7.1 - Ensuring Biodiversity; Section 7.6 - Habitat Goals, Policies, and Objectives; Section 7.7 - Cooperative Habitat Protection and Improvement with Private Landowners; Section 7.8 - Implement State, Federal, and Tribal Habitat Improvements
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: THE CLEARWATER AND NEZ PERCE NATIONAL FOREST HAVE COMPLETED A BIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT FOR ACTIVITIES AFFECTING STEELHEAD TROUT. THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE IS PRESENTLY PREPARING THE BIOLOGICAL OPINION, WHICH WILL BE COMPLETED IN JANUARY, 1998.
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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
83350 NEZ PERCE TRIBAL HATCHERY WATERSHED PROTECTION AND RESTORATION FOR ANADROMOUS FISH. No
970600 NEZ PERCE TRIBE FOCUS WATERSHED PROGRAM FOCUS PROGRAM IS CO-COORDINATED BETWEEN NPT AND STATE OF IDAHO. No
9608600 IDAHO SOIL CONSERVATION COMMISSION FOCUS WATERSHED PROGRAM FOCUS PROGRAM IS CO-COORDINATED BETWEEN NPT AND STATE OF IDAHO. No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Alleviate Sediment Input from Road Sources in the Lolo Creek Watershed. a. Coordinate with the Clearwater National Forest on 20 miles of roads to be obliterated.
. b. Obliterate roads.
. c. Re-vegetate obliterated roads with native plant species.
. d. Monitor and evaluate obliterated roads for blow-outs, vegetation growth, and soil stabilization.
. e. Complete report on effects of road obliteration on the affected watershed over time.
2. Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of existing structures including, two non-source watering systems and riparian and stream protection fence. a. Observe and assess the two non-source watering systems for any problems that will not allow them to function properly.
. b. Purchase necessary supplies and equipment and fix the any assessed problems for complete functioning systems.
. c. Observe, assess, and repair existing fence for any damages or non-funcitoning sections for a complete functioning fence.
3. Monitor and Evaluation (M&E) of completed work including, stream bank stabilization structures and riparian vegetation regrowth. a. Observe and evaluate the stream bank stabilization structures and re-vegetation on their progress towards completing their original goals.
. b. Perform required work for the projects to be able to attain their original goals.
4. Analysis of watershed for further problems that may exist needing protetion or restoration to increase fish populations. a. Observe and analyze watershed for existing or potential problems that will affect increasing future fish populations negatively.
. b. Communicate with involved departments and agencies on future watershed protection or restoration projects.
. c. Prioritize determined future projects on their importance.
5. Protect crucial riparian and fish and wildlife habitat from cattle grazing. a. Coordinate with various involved agencies on 8 miles of stream and riparian protection fence to be built.
. b. Build stream and riparian protection fence.
. c. Operation and maintenance of riparian protection fence.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 06/01/99 10/01/99 55.0%
2 06/01/99 06/01/99 3.0%
3 08/01/99 08/01/99 2.0%
4 09/01/99 09/01/99 4.0%
5 06/01/99 06/01/99 36.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 67,797
Fringe $ 6,123
Supplies $ 2,680
Operating COST ABSORBED IN REST OF TABLE. $ 0
Travel $ 20,225
Indirect $ 38,462
Subcontractor Clearwater Nat’l Forest; Earth Conservation Corps/Salmon Corps at Nez Perce; Idaho Department of Lands; Potlatch Corp Headquaters; Private Permittee $216,926
Other $ 8,849
Other $ 8,849
Other $ 8,849
Other $ 8,849
Other $ 8,849
Other $ 8,849
Total Itemized Budget $405,307


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $405,307
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $405,307
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 $397,168 $ 59,575 $ 65,533 $ 72,086
Total Outyear Budgets $397,168 $ 59,575 $ 65,533 $ 72,086
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: EXISTING SCHEDULES FOR THE 1999 BUDGET YEAR MAY CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. ALL ON-THE-GROUND PROJECTS OCCUR IN MOUNTAINOUS AREAS AT ELEVATIONS UP TO 5500 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL, WHERE UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER PATTERNS MAY OCCUR.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

Protecting and restoring the Lolo Creek Watershed, to assist in increasing anadromous fish populations, is the overall goal of this project. We will achieve this working within an overall watershed approach, completing five objectives in many areas of the watershed, such as Mussellshell Uplands and Meadows, Browns Creek, and various portions of Lolo Creek and its tributaries. The first objective is road obliteration, which is a priority activity within the watershed, which will reduce sediment delivery to streams. Monitoring and evaluation will be completed and a report produced researching how road obliteration has decreased sediment loads into the Lolo Creek and its tributaries over time. The second objective is operation and maintenance (O&M) of existing structures to be constructed in 1998 (pending BPA approval), which will provide for their continual up keep including, two non-source watering systems and the stream and riparian protection fence. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of 1998 work (pending BPA approval) including, stream bank stabilization structures and riparian vegetation re-growth is objective three. Objective four, of the proposal, is to continue an analysis of the entire watershed for other problems that may need protection or restoration. Lastly, objective five will further exclude cattle from entering and destroying crucial fish and wildlife habitat by constructing eight miles of protection fence. The expected outcome of our work will decrease sediment problems, protect and enhance investments within the watershed already made, produce a list of possible future projects needing protection or restoration, and protect fish and wildlife habitat. These outcomes will increase available fish and wildlife habitat, assist in enlarging their populations, and protect Nez Perce tribal treaties and culture within this watershed.


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)
Date:
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Management Issue: Management flag – concern about the "in-lieu" issue and the delegation of funding responsibility (is this an example of BPA funding replacing a USFS responsibility?). The Forest Service should fund some of this work because their activities caused many of the problems.

Technical Issue: Need more detail on specifically which parameters will be monitored and evaluated to determine if the expected results are being achieved.


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$361,062 $397,168 $ 59,575
Comment:

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
These proposals (199607702 and 199607706) adequately describe the problems and the likely benefits to fish and wildlife. However, each also has some negative aspects, as detailed below. Methods for measuring reduced sediment delivery to the stream are not adequately described. This proposal lacks a good monitoring plan. The watershed analysis should be done before the restoration activities, not after. The roads that will be de-commissioned are not well described. Do these roads cause the sediment problems?

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$252,638
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$252,638
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$252,638
Sponsor (Nez Perce Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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