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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 White Salmon River Watershed Enhancement Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 20004
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
White Salmon River Watershed Management Committee c/o Underwood Conservation District
Business acronym (if appropriate) UCD

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Steve Stampfli
Mailing Address P.O. Box 96
City, State, Zip White Salmon WA 98672
Phone 5094931936
Fax 5094938557
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Gorge
Subbasin Little White Salmon
Short Description A comprehensive, five-year plan aimed to improve fish habitat, riparian and upslope watershed conditions, and land stewardship through direct restorative actions, cooperative work with stakeholders, and promoting education and citizen involvement.
Target Species Spring chinook, tule fall chinook, coho salmon, sea run cutthroat, winter and summer steelhead, resident rainbow and cutthroat trout, and bull trout.

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: 2.2A, 2.2C, 3.3D, 4.1A, 7.6C, 7.8B, 7.8I, 7.10A, 7.10B, 10.2C, 10.5A
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NA
Other Planning Document References White Salmon River Watershed Enhancement Plan (1994), Panakanic (Rattlesnake Creek) Watershed Assessment (1994), UCD Water Quality Investigation Report (1994), Northwest Forest Plan Record of Decision (1994), Endangered Species Act, Joint Agency/Tribal Plan for the Ecosystem Restoration of the White Salmon River (1995), Trout Lake Creek Watershed Assessment (1996), Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush, Cave/Bear Creeks Watershed Assessment (1997), Upper White Salmon River Watershed Assessment (1998)

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

Year Accomplishment
1998 White Salmon River Watershed Enhancement Project -- Phase II Implementation completion
1998 Upper White Salmon River Watershed Assessment (USFS) completion
1997 White Salmon River Watershed Enhancement Project -- Phase I (DOE funded) Implementation completion.
1997 Panakanic (Upper RSC) Watershed Analysis (DNR) completion
1997 Cave/Bear Watershed Analysis (USFS) completion
1996 Trout Lake Creek Watershed Analyis (USFS) completion
1994 White Salmon River Watershed Land- Use Evaluaton Report completion
1994 White Salmon River Watershed Water Quality Investigation Report completion
1994 White Salmon River Watershed Enhancement Plan completion
1994 White Salmon River Watershed Assessment Project (DOE funded) completion
1993 Formation of watershed council (WMC) in White Salmon River watershed

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. (Coordination) Coordinate, guide, and monitor accomplishment of watershed assessment and restoration activities by continuing to support the White Salmon Watershed Management and Technical Advisory Committees. a. Facilitate quarterly meetings of the Watershed Management committee (WMC) to conduct planning and track progress (2000-2004).
1. b. Coordinate quarterly Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) workshops to develop and review technical project designs and conduct interagency work (2000-2004).
1. c. Draft 5-year update of the White Salmon River Watershed Management Plan (2000).
1. d. Develop a Plan of Work each year to clarify and refine annual program objectives (2000-2004).
2. (Assessment) Identify and document water quality and anadromous and resident fish habitat conditions, fish bearing stream reaches, diversion features, and watershed restoration projects. a. Conduct stream surveys on 40 miles of private and public lands to access: channel condition, fish habitat and populations, riparian condition, and restoration needs (2000-2002).
2. b. Inventory all potential fish passage problems in the watershed (including irrigation diversions) in cooperation with landowners and irrigation companies (2000-2002)
2. c. Combine existing and new information in a common database that is linked to GIS maintained by the USFS. This work would be done under a MOU to be developed between the USFS and UCD (2000-2002)
3. (Restoration) Implement actions to restore riparian and upland hydrologic functions, reduce sediment, increase shade and LWD recruitment in riparian areas, and protect fish from entrapment in irrigation ditches. All projects will be monitored. a. Decommission 10 miles of road and close an additional 35 miles. Roads are on private, state, and federal land in the Rattlesnake, Trout Lake, Buck Creek, and the Upper White Salmon River subwatersheds (2000-2004).
3. b. Install 5 miles of riparian protection fence in Rattlesnake, Gilmer, and other priority subwatersheds (2000-2004).
3. c. Conduct site preparation and planning, including thinning, and planting of 60,000 conifers and hardwoods in riparian areas. Planting will occur on Rattlesnake Creek, Trout Lake Creek and other streams. (2000-2004)
3. d. Dismantle one 600 foot long rock dike located along the streambank of Trout Lake Creek in order to reactivate the existing floodplain (2000).
3. e. Install up to seven irrigation diversion screens throughout the watershed in cooperation with private landowners (2001-2004).
3. f. Establish six permanent photo stations and conduct semi-annual photodocumentation of all restoration projects identified in tasks a-e (above) to assess project effectiveness (e.g. via plant community response) (2000-2004).
4. (Education) Expand public involvement and environmental education throughout the watershed through projects that will involve landowners and students in on-the-ground restoration, monitoring activities, and watershed planning processes. a. Implement "Watershed Conservation Warehouse"(WCW) project to create a shared stockpile of watershed emergency response materials (erosion mat, silt fence, oil booms, etc.) for cooperative use on private, state, and federal lands (2000-2001).
4. b. Host bi-annual White Salmon River Whitewater Trash Rodeo designed to involve 70 landowners per event in solid and toxic waste clean-up and innovative clean-up methods (2000-2004).
4. c. Assist Columbia High School StreamWalk class (20 students per year) in conducting water quality monitoring, riparian assessments, and restoration project implementation on Rattlesnake Creek (2000-2004).
4. d. Sponsor a White Salmon Watershed restoration symposium at project completion to define the current state of the White Salmon, and transfer technical and educational information pertaining to project accomplishiments and future restoration needs (2004).
5. (Monitoring) a. Perform quarterly/discretionary water quality monitoring at 18 sites in the watershed to continue ongoing baseline data collection and to identify trends in water quality conditions (2000-2004).
5. b. Review and analyze water quality data annually at TAC workshops, update databases, and document changes in conditions or assumptions (2000-2004).

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/00 4.0%
2 10/01/99 09/01/00 14.0%
3 10/01/99 09/01/00 See Section 8.e. (Proposal Objectives) 79.0%
4 10/01/99 09/01/00 0.0%
5 10/01/99 09/01/00 4.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 54,076
Fringe =26% of total personnel costs $ 19,000
Supplies $ 13,117
Operating phone, supplies, mailing, rent $ 3,367
NEPA included in personnel costs $ 0
Travel $ 2,467
Indirect $ 7,000
Subcontractor heavy equipment contract $106,500
Total Itemized Budget $205,527

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $205,527
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $205,527
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
UCD labor, lab fees, materials $ 64,901 unknown
NRCS labor $ 2,100 unknown
USFS labor, map product supplies $ 3,016 unknown
Timber Co.'s labor, fence and gate mat'ls $ 22,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $136,389 $ 81,024 $ 51,414 $ 48,124
Total Outyear Budgets $136,389 $ 81,024 $ 51,414 $ 48,124

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: NA

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Champion Pacific Timberlands, Inc. 1997. Panakanic Watershed Analysis. Western Watershed Analysis. Lewiston, Idaho. Yes
Coffin, B. 1993. Water quality monitoring results, White Salmon River basin assessment and enhancement project. Memo to district ranger. Mt. Adams Ranger District, Trout Lake, Washington. Yes
FERC #2342 Joint Fishery Party Intervenes. 1995. Joint Agency/Tribal Plan for the Ecosystem of the White Salmon River. No
Hankin, D.G., and G.H. Reeves. 1988. Estimating total fish abundance and total habitat area in small streams based on visual estimation methods. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 45:834-844. No
Mathews, J.L. 1992. Eastern Washington stream temperatures and variables influencing them. Yakima Indian Nation, TFW program. Toppenish, Washington. No
Rosgen D. 1996. Applied Fluvial River Morphology, Printed Media Company, Minneapolis, Minnosota. No
Stampfli, S. M. 1994. White Salmon River Basin Assessment and Watershed Enhancement Project - Basin Water Quality Investigation Report. Underwood Conservation District. White Salmon, Washington. Yes
Underwood Conservation District. 1994. White Salmon River Basin Assessment and Watershed Enhancement Project - Land-use Inventory Report. Underwood Conservation District. White Salmon, Washington. Yes
USFS and BLM 1994. Record of Decision for amendments to Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management planning documents within the range of the northern spotted owl. No
USFS 1995. Upper White Salmon River Watershed Analysis. Mt. Adams Ranger District, Trout Lake, Washington. Yes
USFS 1996. Trout Lake Creek Watershed Analysis. Mt. Adams Ranger District, Trout Lake, Washington. Yes
USFS 1997. Cave/Bear Creeks Watershed Analysis. Mt. Adams Ranger District, Trout Lake, Washington. No
WA Department of Ecology, 1989, Nonpoint source pollution assessment and management program. DOE. Olympia, Washington. No
WA Department of Wildlife. 1990. White Salmon River subbasin - salmon and steelhead production plan. DOW. Olympia, Washington. No
White Salmon River Watershed Management Committee. 1994. White Salmon River Watershed Enhancement Plan. Underwood Conservation District. White Salmon, WA. No

Section 7. Abstract


The White Salmon River is a “wild and scenic” waterway, which was placed on the Washington State’s 303(d) “water quality limited list” in 1994 for exceedance of state standards in temperature and coliform. Anadromous fish passage on the river is blocked by Condit Dam at river mile 3.3. The dam operators are currently being required to provide fish passage within seven years, and dam removal is a viable possibility. The overall goal of this proposal is to restore fish habitat, including water quality, for resident and anadromous fish in the White Salmon River subbasin. Specific objectives include: restoring processes and functions that will improve fish habitat; coordination and monitoring of watershed assessment and restoration activities by supporting the White Salmon River Watershed Management and Technical Advisory Committees; evaluation and documentation of water quality, fish habitat, and riparian conditions; restoration of hydrologic conditions and elimination of water quality degradation sources; and education of the public on watershed issues. These objectives will be accomplished by the Underwood Conservation District, the White Salmon River Management Committee, the White Salmon River Technical Advisory Committee, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Immediate high priority restoration needs will be met and all restoration projects will be monitored (some by permanent photo documentation sites). This five year project will begin in 2000 and end in 2004. The final outcome will be improved water quality and fish habitat conditions in the subbasin, and enactment of a comprehensive management plan for the entire White Salmon River subbasin to protect and improve fish habitat and water quality.

Reviews and Recommendations

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