Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199607705

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 Mccomas Meadows
BPA Project Proposal Number 199607705
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries/Watershed
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 RESTORING THE MEADOW CREEK (MCCOMAS MEADOWS) WITHIN THE CLEARWATER SUBBASIN IS THE OVERALL GOAL OF THIS PROJECT. WE WILL ACHIEVE THIS WORKING WITHIN AN OVERALL WATERSHED APPROACH, COMPLETING FOUR OBJECTIVES WITHIN THE MEADOW.
Target Species Fall Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Resident Fish


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 Biological Opinion is in the process of being developed for the Clearwater Subbasin and is projected to be complete in January of 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
9607701 McComas Meadows-Nez Perce National Forest Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) No
9607700 Clearwater Focus Watershed Co-coordinators with the Nez Perce Tribe and the State of Idaho. No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Plant riparian vegetation a. Finish planting in areas that were not completed during 1998 fild season.
. b. Purchase of riparian plants
. c. Re-plant areas which did not survive the growing season.
2. Monitor and Evaluate regeneration of wetland characteristics. a. Monitor obliterated irrigation canals.
. b. Check effectiveness of obliteration from the air during times of high flow.
. c. Re-vegetate disturbed soil from irrigation canal obliteration.
3. Operate horticulture center a. Grow plants for revegetation of wetlands
. b. Daily operation of center.
. c. Purchase needed growing supplies.
4. Monitor and evaluate fence a. Evaluate over winter survival of fence.
. b. Replace any non-functioning areas of fence.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/98 07/01/98 30.0%
2 05/01/98 07/01/98 40.0%
3 05/01/98 06/01/98 15.0%
4 04/01/98 11/01/98 15.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 52,640
Fringe $ 6,947
Supplies $ 3,670
Operating all O & M is included within the other catergories included in the budget proposal. $ 0
Travel $ 10,100
Indirect $ 22,658
Subcontractor Nez Perce National Forest; Earth Conservation Corp.- Salmon Corp.-Nez Perce $ 23,100
Other $ 4,438
Other $ 4,438
Total Itemized Budget $127,991


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $127,991
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $127,991
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 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 25,000 $ 25,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 25,000 $ 25,000
 

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 A MOUNTAINOUS AREA 2500 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL, WHERE UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER PATTERNS MAY OCCUR


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

Excessive grazing within McComas Meadows while under private ownership has completely destroyed the riparian corridor and caused excessive summer water temperatures, a change in channel morphology, and cobble embeddedness. While under private ownership the stream was altered to accommodate irrigation within the meadow. This activity degraded the wetland characteristics of the meadow which destroyed the cultural plants distributed within the meadow. The goal of this project is to protect fish and wildlife habitat and cultural resources by establishing a riparian corridor, replanting vegetation, enhancing channel morphology, preventing livestock grazing, and monitoring the meadow to determine recovery. The area is unique because of its low elevation meadow habitat which is accessible to salmon and steelhead. Anadromous fish spawning in the meadow has been non-existent due to high summer water temperatures. The monitoring will be done in conjunction with the Nez Perce National Forest, and will include an automatic data recorder to measure water temperature, air temperature and discharge. The monitoring will also include photo points, channel profiles, pool:riffle ratio, redd densities, riparian plant distribution survey, and a vegetation survey of the meadow. The expected outcome of this work will help the meadow regain some of its natural characteristics, increasing available fish & wildlife habitat. All of these benefits will contribute to the protection & enhancement of Nez Perce Tribal Culture.


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 – concerned about the "in-lieu" issue and the delegation of funding responsibility. The Forest Service should be contributing more of the cost share.

Technical Issue: Explain why a nursery needs constructed in order to revegetate the meadow.

Technical Issue: Explain how this project is coordinated with other projects in the watershed.


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$123,553 $ 50,000 $ 50,000
Comment:

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Inadequate after revision
Date:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
This proposal is unclear. It does not adequately describe the history of the project and the area. The proposal is for stream protection along with planting of riparian vegetation. Although the proposal states that grazing has been removed for ten years, it does not adequately describe what is causing the current problems. In particular, if livestock have been excluded, one would expect that ample vegetation should regenerate. The proposal does not demonstrate that planting is needed. The proposal also is vague on habitat improvement methods, and the horticultural center is not described in enough detail. The budget is not adequately explained and should be analyzed by BPA ($525,553 (1997-2003) to treat only 2.5 miles of stream)

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$320,987
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$320,987
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$320,987
Sponsor (Nez Perce Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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