Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199701100

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 Enhance and Protect Habitat and Riparian Areas on Duck Valley Reservation
BPA Project Proposal Number 199701100
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) SPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Guy Dodson Sr.
Mailing Address P.O. Box 219
City, State, Zip Owyhee, NV 89832
Phone 2087593246
Fax 2087593248
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Snake
Subbasin Owyhee
Short Description Increase critical riparian areas of the Owyhee River and its tributaries as well as preserve the numerous natural springs located on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.
Target Species rainbow trout native redband trout bull trout wildlife

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): resident

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. Identify resident trout species and determine populations of fish and invertebrates a. Snorkel surveys, electrofishing, to determine population estimates
. b. Survey fish and invertebrates
2. Identify and protect spawning areas a. Evaluate river and streams to determine spawning areas
. b. Protect (through fencing) and monitor spawning areas
3. Protect and repair natural springs a. Prioritize springs for fencing
. b. Fence spring areas and install water troughs
. c. Inspect existing windmills and obtain repair cost estimates
. d. Repair windmills
. e. set maintenance schedule for fences, windmills, and springs.
4. Enhance river and stream habitat a. Plant native grasses and trees on eroded areas of rivers and streams.
. b. evaluate and monitor seeded areas for disturbance and regrowth

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 04/01/99 03/01/00 35.0%
2 04/01/99 03/01/00 15.0%
3 04/01/99 03/01/00 30.0%
4 04/01/99 03/01/00 20.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $108,000
Supplies $ 65,000
Operating $ 20,000
Travel $ 7,000
Indirect $ 51,000
Total Itemized Budget $251,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $251,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $251,000
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 $293,000 $293,000 $293,000 $293,000
Total Outyear Budgets $293,000 $293,000 $293,000 $293,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The only constrains that may cause schedule changes or delays would be the inclement weather that often occurs in the Duck Valley area. This may cause changes or delays to some of the construction projects such as access to spring sites, problems accessing some of the streams, or problems in purchasing needed equipment or engineering work.

Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract


The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation are currently in the second year of the Habitat Enhancement Project on the Reservation. The Goals are to protect and enhance the Owyhee River and its tributaries on the Reservation, and to develop a database that can be used by other fisheries professionals which includes information on water quality and fish composition, health, abundance, and genetic makeup. This project will aid all Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife programs in helping to identify genetically pure strains of fish (as called for in the Council's measures) and provide for clean water flowing into the Snake River and Columbia River. One habitat portion of this project will focus on protecting the numerous springs that provide clean cool water to the Owyhee River. This will be accomplished through exclosure fences at the springs and water troughs to provide wild and domestic stock access to drinking water. Part of this work also includes maintenance work on windmills and the purchase of pumps (solar powered) to ensure sufficient water for stock. The remaining portion of this project will focus on protecting and enhancing the Owyhee River and its tributaries by excluding domestic and wild stock from critical fish spawning areas, especially those streams with suspected populations of redband trout. This project is expected to last up to five years, once all areas are protected/enhanced the remaining time and money will focus on maintenance of these areas. The desired outcome of this project is to determine the populations and species of trout in the river and streams of the Reservation as well as to increase the natural reproduction of resident trout. It is the Tribes eventual goal to have a suitable habitat for anadromous fish to once again return to the Owyhee River basin. Yearly monitoring and evaluation will occur throughout the entirety of this project to ensure that the project is achieving the desired goals. Also, new areas will be evaluated for protection and enhancement as the project continues.

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: Basically the same as the FY98 proposal – need to provide an explanation of new work in FY99 resulting from FY98 funding.

CBFWA: Resident Fish Review Comments Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Presentation: The project started in FY 1997 and 1999 will be the third year. In 1997 we protected 5 streams. During the 1998 contract period (which began April 4, 1998), we are concentrating on 3 to 4 streams that we believe support redband trout. We plan to conduct habitat surveys, estimate populations, analyze genetics, fence natural springs, plant trees, and provide water troughs for cattle. The habitat is in pretty good shape and needs more protection than enhancement. We hope to make some intermittent streams perennial.


Have the ranchers changed their livestock management to protect the investment in habitat work? Answer: We are meeting with the Cattleman's Association and NRCS but our work with them is mostly on education (e.g. salt block placement). We are also working cooperatively on a grazing ordinance to control a disease outbreak on Tribal land. Also, the landowners work with NRCS and have to maintain the improvements after they are installed.

The WTWG asked, based on the work accomplished in 1998, what would be done in 1999. Answer: Stream protection.

The Project History section of the proposal (page 8) looks similar to baseline data collection listed in Sect 4 – Objectives (page 3). Explain. Answer: The habitat work was begun in 5 streams. We have 250 miles of streams on the reservation. In 1999 and beyond, we will finish the habitat work in the other streams and continue to monitor previous work.

Do you have a formal plan of attack? Answer: Yes.

One of the objectives is to repair windmills. What is the hydraulic continuity? Answer: We probably won't repair the windmills. This task could be deleted. It was originally planned in conjunction with fences for cattle, however our Natural Resources Program may do the repairs. They will most likely be doing the repairs on west side of reservation where the streams are intermittent.

The Sho-Pai Tribes are working with IPC but have not reached resolution on who (e.g. IPC?, BOR? BPA?) is responsible for mitigation, and how much.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes

General Comment: Project needs better coordination with related projects. Insufficient details for proposals in related projects.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$293,000 $293,000 $293,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal is for a diversity of activities, some of which are clearly needed and valuable and other of which are either too poorly developed to be judged or have poorly justified methods or goals. The scheme for fencing spawning areas (p. 5) looks inadequate. It appears the proposal is to protect and maintain some fairly arbitrary sites. The proposal includes a task to establish a recreational vehicle dumpsite but does not describe how this will benefit fish and wildlife. Many of the methods are not adequately explained. The proposal lists planting trees and native plants and not using rocks and large debris; if this is intended as attempting natural restoration, the methods sound appropriate for an area that has been disturbed in the past. The survey of resident fish and invertebrates is a good idea.

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 (Shoshone Paiute Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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