Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20001

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 Remove 23 Migrational Barriers and Restore Instream and Riparian Habitat on Chumstick Creek
BPA Project Proposal Number 20001
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFWS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Kate Terrell
Mailing Address 517 S. Buchanan Street
City, State, Zip Moses Lake, WA 98837
Phone 5097656125
Fax 5097659043
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Cascade
Subbasin Wenatchee
Short Description Enhance and restore fish passage in the Chumstick Drainage. 23 culverts will be replaced and realigned on private land within the watershed. Instream and riparian habitat will also be enhanced within these reaches.
Target Species Species that will be affected include chinook, steelhead, bull trout, westslope cutthroat, and re-introduced 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: 7.6, 7.7, 7.9, and 7.10
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: West Coast Steelhead Briefing Package, Steelhead Conservation Efforts: A Supplemental to the Notice of Determination for West Coast Steelhead Under the Endangered Species Act.
Other Planning Document References Chumstick Stream Survey and Flood Damage Assessment, Chumstick Stream Survey, The Wenatchee River Watershed Planning Project, Wenatchee River Watershed Ranking Report, Mid-Columbia River Tributary Compensation Report, Washington State Salmonid Inventory and the Washington State Wild Salmonid Policy.

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
99023 Culvert Replacement of Chumstick Creek (Highway209) Replacing a 153 foot long culvert on Chumstick Creek, one mile upstream of the confluence with the Wenatchee River. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Complete Watershed Assessment a. Combine the USFS watershed assessment with the USFWS assessment on private land
2. Develop a restoration plan for 23 sites a. Re-survey the identified sites.
2. b. Develop designs for the restoration projects
2. c. Comply with ESA, NEPA, ShiPo, county, state and federal agencies
3. Implement the restoration plan a. Replace culverts
3. b. Restore instream and riparian habitat
4. Develop and implement a monitoring plan a. Develop monitoring criteria including snorkeling survey, sediment loads, photo points, and cross section.
4. b. Install monitoring points.
4. c. Implement
5. Information and Education a. Conduct a series of workshops for local land owners ans other work groups on the benefit of the restoration project.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 12/01/99 Completed Watershed Assessment 6.0%
2 12/01/99 05/01/00 Restoration plan and biological assessment 10.7%
3 06/01/00 11/01/00 Replace culverts, install instream structures and revegetation of the riparian area 76.5%
4 12/01/00 Develop and implement a restoration plan 2.2%
5 02/01/01 Information and education 4.6%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel To be supplied by USFWS and NRCS $121,875.00 $ 0
Fringe To be supplied by NRCS and USFWS = $30,000.00 $ 0
Supplies $ 0
NEPA To be supplied by USFWS 20 bio-days @ $625 per day = $12,500.00 $ 0
Construction $300,000
Travel to be supplied by NRCS and USFWS $6,000.00 $ 0
Other Training $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $305,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $305,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $305,000
FY 2000 forecast from 1999 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
USFWS NEPA costs $ 12,500 unknown
Travel $ 6,000 unknown
Monitoring $10,000 per year for 10 years $100,000 unknown
Personnel and benefits $ 75,938 unknown
NRCS Personnel and benefits $ 75,938 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: It will be necessary that all instream work be completed during the work window established by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bjornn, T.C., and D.W. Reiser. 1991. Habitat requirements of salmonids in streams. In: Influences of Forest and Rangeland Management on Salmonid Fishes and Their Habitat, W.R. Meehan, ed. Special Publication 19. American Fisheries Society. Bethesda, No
Bureau of Land Management, U. S. Department of the Interior. 1993. Riparian Area Management: Process for assessing proper functioning condition. Bureau of Land Management Service Center, Denver CO. BLM/SC/ST-93/003+1737. No
Chamberlain, T.W., R. D. Harr, and F.H. Everest. 1991. Timber Harvesting, Silviculture, and Watershed Processes. In: Influences of Forest and Rangeland Management on Salmonid Fishes and Their Habitat, W.R. Meehan, ed. Special Publication 19. American No
Chelan County Conservation District. 1996. Draft: Wenatchee River Watershed Action Plan. Chelan County Conservation District. Wenatchee, Washington. Yes
Hines, R. 1994. Wenatchee River Watershed Ranking Project. Chelan County Conservation District. Wenatchee, Washington Yes
Hunter, H.J. 1991. Better Trout Habitat. A guide to stream restoration and management. Island Press, Washington D.C. No
Meehan, W.R., F.J. Swanson, and J.R. Sedell. 1977. Influences of riparian vegetation on aquatic ecosystem with particular reference to salmonid fishes and their food supply. Symposium on the Importance, Preservation and Management of the Riparian Habit No
Meehan, W.R., and W.S. Platts. 1978. Livestock Grazing and the Aquatic Environment. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 33:274-278. No
Megahan, W.F. 1982. Channel sedimentation storage behind obstructions in forested drainage basins draining the granitic bedrock of Idaho batholith. In: Swanson, (and others). Sediment budgets and routing in forested drainages. General Technical Report No
Mitchell, G., R.A. Lobos. 1996. Chumstick Stream Survey and Flood Damage Assessment. U.S.D.A. Natural Resource Conservation Service. Wenatchee, Washington. Yes
Mullan, J.W. 1984. Overview of artificial and natural propagation of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) on the mid-Columbia River. Report No. FRI/FOA-84-4. Fisheries Assistance Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Leavenworth, Washington. Yes
National Marine Fisheries Service. 1996. Factors for Decline: A supplement to the notice of determination for west coast steelhead under the Endangered Species Act. Available from National Marine Fisheries Service. 525 NE Oregon St. Suite 500, Portla No
Nehlsen, W., J.E. Williams, and J.A. Lichatowich. 1991. Pacific Salmon at the crossroads: stocks at risk from California, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Fisheries 16920:4-21. No
ODFW (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) and WDFW (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife). 1995. Status report: Columbia River fish runs and fisheries. 1938-1994. Olympia, Washington. Yes
Petersen, K., R. Eltrich, A. Mikkelsen, and M. Toneth. 1995. Downstream movement and emigration of chinook salmon from the Chiwawa River in 1994. Report H95-09. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wenatchee, Washington. No
Peven, C., and K. Truscott. 1995. Spring and summer chinook spawning ground surveys on the Wenatchee River Basin, 1994. Chelan County PUD, Wenatchee, Washington. Yes
Platts, W.S. 1991. Livestock Grazing. In: influences of Forest and Rangeland Management on Salmonid Fishes and Their Habitat, W.R. Meehan, ed. Special Publication 19. No
Powers, P.D., and J.F. Orsborn. 1985. Analysis of Barriers to Upstream Fish Migration. An Investigation of the Physical and Biological Conditions Affecting Fish Passage Success at Culverts and Waterfalls. Washington State University, Pullman, Washingt No
Reeves, G.H., F.H. Everest, and J.R. Seddell. 1993. Diversity of juvenile anadromous salmonid assemblages in basins in coastal Oregon, USA with different levels of timber harvest. Transaction American Fisheries Society. No
Rieman, B. E., and J.D. McIntyre. 1993 Demographics and Habitat Requirements for Conservation of Bull Trout. General Technical Report INT-302. U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. Ogden, Utah. No
Rosgen, D. and H.L. Silvey. Applied River Morphology. Wetland Hydrology. Pagosa Springs, CO. 450 pp. No
Steele, R. 1997 and 1998. Interviewed (telephone) by Kate Terrell. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Wenatchee, Washington. No
Titus, K. 1997. Stream Survey Report, Chumstick Creek, Washington. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Leavenworth, Washington. Yes
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1993. Washington State Salmon and Steelhead Stock Inventory. Olympia, Washington. No
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1997. Washington State Wild Salmonid Policy. Olympia, Washington. No
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1998. Washington State Salmon and Stock Inventory: Bull trout/Dolly Varden. Olympia, Washington. No
U.S.D.A. Forest Service. 1994. Mission Creek Watershed Assessment. Leavenworth Ranger District, Wenatchee National Forest. Leavenworth, Washington. Yes
U.S.D.A. Forest Service. 1995. Stream Inventory Handbook Level I and II, (Hankin-Reeves Inventory). No

Section 7. Abstract


Chumstick Creek is a 3rd order stream, which drains a 78 square mile sub-basin of the Wenatchee River watershed. In 1994, Chumstick Creek was ranked second to Mission Creek as contributing to current and future potential water quality degradation in the Wenatchee River watershed (Hines, 1994). The stream once supported healthy populations of chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), however access to Chumstick Creek is now limited due to 23 culverts that are migrational barriers particularly at low flows (Bugert and Bambrick, 1996). Several of these sites were affected by the 1995-1996 floods and the high water run off of 1997. The over all goal of this project is to enhance and improve salmonid migration throughout the Chumstick drainage. In addition to replacing the 23 identified culverts, 10 to 15 sites will be enhanced by improving in-stream habitat and riparian vegetation. All in-stream work will be completed by November 2000. Riparian vegetation will be replanted in the spring of 2001. Two other projects are presently being implemented within the watershed. They are a point source pollution project, funded by Washington Department of Ecology and the replacement of the large culvert on Highway 209, funded by the Bonneville Power Administration. With the completion of all three projects, the health of the watershed will be improved dramatically. These projects will provide access to 78 square miles of habitat for anadromous and resident fish. In addition to the habitat for fish, the migrational corridor for waterfowl, bald eagles, spotted owls, and grey wolves will be improved. Monitoring sites will be set up throughout the watershed. The parameters will include; water quality; cross section; sediment; habitat; and photo points.

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