Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20017

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 Restore Habitat Within Dredge Tailings on the Yankee Fork Salmon River
BPA Project Proposal Number 20017
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Forest Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) SBT/IDFG/USFS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jeffry L. Anderson
Mailing Address P.O. Box 306
City, State, Zip Fort Hall, ID 83203
Phone 2082383743
Fax 2082383742
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Salmon
Short Description Restore natural hydraulic and sediment regimes, restore floodplain and riparian function, expand available chinook salmon and steelhead spawning and rearing habitat, connect the West Fork Yankee Fork and Yankee Fork Salmon River priority critical reaches
Target Species Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon, Snake River summer steelhead, bull trout, westslope cutthroat 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: 7.6A.1, 7.6A.2, 7.6B.3, 7.6C.5, 7.8A.2, 7.8D.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Biological assessment for chinook salmon in the Yankee Fork Section 7 Watershed (USDA 1995)
Other Planning Document References Watershed Analysis Approaches Using Chinook Salmon, Yankee Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho: An Example (Overton & others In review); Challis National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (USDA 1987); Identified as primary population group for the mainstem Salmon River from Lemhi to Yankee Fork in the Final Snake River Recovery Plan (NMFS, in review). Salmon Subbasin FY99 DAIWP Objectives 1 - 4.

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

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Identify and assess the status of key physical and biological elements in the Yankee Fork watershed. a. Finalize Watershed Assessment for the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River.
1. b. Use remote sensing technology to identify impediments to natural upslope, riparian, and hydraulic processes.
2. Restore natural hydraulic and sediment regimes, and floodplain and riparian function to the Yankee Fork Salmon River a. Eliminate and redistribute dredge tailings as necessary from floodplain of the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River as an impediment to natural hydraulic processes.
2. b. Evaluate the current road configuration as it relates to floodplain function.
3. Expand available chinook salmon and steelhead spawning and rearing habitat a. Increase natural sinuosity of river channel by providing access to floodplain.
4. Connect West Fork Yankee Fork and Yankee Fork Salmon River priority critical reaches for chinook salmon a. Allow natural hydrograph, including floodplain and riparian function, to establish connectivity with suitable habitat. This may involve passive (shift in landuse management activities) or active restoration (inchannel, watershed, or riparian restoration)
5. Provide for upslope stability a. Bring riverbed back up to grade where necessary using dredge tailings material.
6. Provide for long-term benefits for water quality, fish, and wildlife. a. Develop agreements and/or easements with private parties to assure long-term protection of resources is provided for.
6. b. Use videography/remote sensing for future monitoring.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 10/01/00 x 15.0%
2 07/01/00 10/01/07 x 50.0%
3 07/01/01 10/01/07 10.0%
4 07/01/01 10/01/07 10.0%
5 07/01/01 10/01/07 10.0%
6 03/01/99 10/01/07 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Salary for Project Manager (1 FTE) $ 50,000
Fringe 34% of Salary $ 17,000
Supplies Aerial videography, thematic mapper imagery $ 4,500
Operating Pilot restoration $ 50,000
Travel $ 4,000
Indirect 28% of salary and fringe $ 18,760
Other Vehicle lease $ 4,000
Subcontractor $ 59,000
Total Itemized Budget $207,260

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $207,260
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $207,260
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

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $900,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000
Total Outyear Budgets $900,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The goal for FY00 is to complete the Watershed Assessment, remote sensing analysis, road and archaeological surveys, and a pilot study. Limitations could include NEPA and ESA compliance, permitting, easements, and available work window.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Forest Service. 1995. Biological assessment for chinook salmon in the Yankee Fork Section 7 watershed. Challis National Forest. Yes
U.S.D.A. Forest Service. 1987. Forest land and resource management plan for the Challis National Forest and EIS. Yes
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1994. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, OR. No
Davidson, D. F., and J. Osbourne. 1976. Soil and water resource inventory of the west half of the Challis National Forest. Challis National Forest. No
Overton, C. K., M. A. Radko, and R. Brannon. In Review (a). Watershed analysis approaches using chinook salmon, Yankee Fork of the Salmon River: An example. General Technical Report RMRS-XXX. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Moun Yes
Overton, C. K., R. Brannon, and J. S. Gebhards. In Review (b). Subbasin assessment and conservation restoration plan for chinook salmon and bull trout in the upper Salmon River subbasin, Idaho: An example. General Technical Report RMRS-XXX. U.S. Depar Yes
Lee, D. C., J. R. Seddell, B. E. Rieman, R. F. Thurow, and J. E. Williams. 1997. Broadscale assessment of aquatic species and habitats. In T. M. Quigley and S. J. Arbelbide (eds). An assessment of ecosystem components in the interior Columbia River Ba No
U.S. Government, Federal Register. (57 FR 14653). Listing of Snake River fall chinook and Salmon River spring/summer chinook salmon as threatened. April 22, 1992. Washington, D. C., 57:14653. No
U.S. Government, Federal Register. (59 FR 42529). Reclassification of Snake River fall chinook and Salmon River spring/summer chinook as endangered. August 18, 1994. Washington, D. C., 59:42529. No
McKinney, S. P. and E. Calame. 1994. North Fork John Day Dredge Tailing Restoration Project. Aqua-Talk, U.S. Forest Service R-6 Fish Habitat Relationship Technical Bulletin No. 5, Portland, OR. No
Saffel, P. D., H. Hayball, K. Bacon, and M. Rowe. 1996. Salmon River Habitat Enhancement. 1995 Annual Report. Project No. 94-50, Fort Hall, ID. No
U.S. Department of Commerce (USDC). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). In Review. Final recovery plan for Snake River Salmon. No

Section 7. Abstract


Approximately six miles of stream habitat on private land on the Yankee Fork Salmon River have been severely altered by dredge-mining, eliminating much of the natural meander pattern of the stream and associated instream habitat and riparian vegetation. The altered stream corridor consists of unconsolidated and unvegetated dredge tailings, which have increased sedimentation of spawning gravels and rearing pools. The mainstem Yankee Fork has downcut causing upslope instability in many tributary streams. The goal of the Yankee Fork Dredge Tailings Restoration project is to restore natural hydraulic and sediment regimes by redistributing dredge tailings piles from the floodplain. Restoring the Yankee Fork Salmon River, historically a major chinook salmon producer, to natural conditions will create a healthy, functioning riparian community providing numerous benefits to fish and wildlife. As part of the project, an ongoing Watershed Assessment will be completed prior to on-the-ground work. The methods used for construction will follow those of BPA Project 9605300, North Fork John Day Dredge Tailings Restoration, redistributing tailings piles and bringing the river back up to grade when necessary. Expected outcomes include a healthy, functioning floodplain and riparian community, an increase in spawning and rearing habitat for salmonids, an increase in instream habitat diversity, and upslope stabilization. Time frame for the project would be a maximum of eight years, with annual construction implemented through the year 2005. Monitoring and evaluation will be based on Watershed Assessment recommendations. M&E commitments will be minimal, as this can be accomplished with existing agency (USFS, IDFG) and Tribal personnel.

Reviews and Recommendations

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