Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20018

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 Tucannon River and Asotin Creek Riparian Enhancement
BPA Project Proposal Number 20018
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) WDFW

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Steve Martin
Mailing Address 401 S. Cottonwood
City, State, Zip Dayton, WA 99328
Phone 5093821710
Fax 5093822427
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Tucannon
Short Description Riparian Enhancement of the Tucannon River and Asotin Creek at Sites Unqualified for other Publically Funded Salmonid Habitat Restoration Efforts.
Target Species Snake River Chinook Salmon (Onchorynchus tshawtscha) Snake River Steelhead Trout (Onchorynchus mykiss) Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus)

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: 4 4.1.
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: section 4 of the Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan
Other Planning Document References NMFS Recovery Plan: Recovery Team Report 1994 NPPC Snake River subbasin production plan 1990 NMFS Salmon Recovery Plan, 1995 Annual Implementation Work Plan, Vol I. 1998. WY-KAN-USH-MI-WA-KISH-WUT: Tribal Recovery Plan: The Columbia River Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama Tribes

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
Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Hatchery Steelhead Production potentially affecting mortality of wild Snake River steelhead No
9401806 Tucannon Model Watershed Program Developing aquatic restoration projects on private land. In conjunction, this project proposes to enhance the riparian area on private land where other public funded restoration efforts are ineligible. No
940185 Asotin Creek Model Watershed Program Developing aquatic restoration projects on private land. In conjunction, this project proposes to enhance the riparian area on private land where other public funded restoration efforts are ineligible. No
WY-KAN-USH-MI-WA-KISH-WIT: The Columbia River Anadromous Fish Restoration Hatchery Steelhead Production potentially affecting mortality of wild Snake River steelhead. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Identify riparian revegetation sites on each tributary a. With assistance from technical staff, conservation district staff and local landowners visit each tributary and identify sites that need riparian revegetation
1. b. Develop a prioritized list of sites to revegetate on each tributary
1. c. Discuss specific site revegetation locations, species to plant, and planting time with landowners.
2. Acquire adequate nursery stock to meet site revegetation requirements a. Summarize site specific revegetation requirements and determine number of each species to have on-hand in the spring of 2000 for planting as whips in early spring and rooted stock in late spring and summer.
2. b. Mark native trees on WDFW and USFS land from which whips may be collected
2. c. Prepare the number of whips needed to be planted as rooted stock and root them in biodegradable material (pots, cloth, tubes, etc.).
3. Plant whips and rooted stock woody riparian species on the Tucannon River and Asotin Creek a. Plant whips at sites in early spring at the existing “water line” and landward of that mark.
3. b. Plant rooted stock in late spring and summer at and above the spring “water line”, as determined in Obj 3 Task a.
4. Monitor planting success (survival) on the Tucannon River and Asotin Creek a. In late summer count the number of trees planted as whips and rooted stock and calculate survival rate for each planting technique
5. Present data and results a. At annual CBFWA, Conservation District, BPA and other agency meetings, provide planting data and results.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 09/01/99 11/01/99 Determine site to revegetate and number of trees needed x 5.0%
2 09/01/99 11/01/99 Mark native trees from which to cut whips and cut them in early spring x 30.0%
3 03/01/00 08/01/00 Plant whips and rooted stock riparian trees x 50.0%
4 08/01/00 09/01/00 Count number of trees planted and determine survival x 10.0%
5 11/01/00 12/01/00 Present data and findings to watershed groups x 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel One full-time Technician 4, and 0.1 FTE project supervisor $ 37,507
Fringe 28.5% of Personnel Costs $ 10,689
Supplies Biodegradable pots, compost soil, hardware cloth, lumber, clippers, flagging, waders, etc $ 15,092
Operating Vehicle mileage and equipment repairs $ 7,254
Capital Truck with dump bed, small tractor with back hoe, dump trailer, and a hand held gas powered auger. $ 46,234
Travel meetings, seminars, and presentations $ 1,145
Indirect 22.5% (excludes capitol equipment) $ 16,130
Total Itemized Budget $134,051

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $134,051
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $134,051
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
WDFW Native vegetation nursery and building structures to use as nursery location $ 20,000 unknown
Columbia Conservation District Consultation, site reviews and landowner solicitations $ 2,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

All Phases $ 79,243
Total Outyear Budgets $ 79,243

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Stream flooding in March will prevent us from establishing the spring “water line” from which we determine the riparian woody species elevation to plant.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). 1989. Walla Walla Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Plan. Prepared for the Northwest Power Planning Council. Portland, Oregon. Yes
Martin, S.W. et. al. 1992. Investigation of bull trout, steelhead trout, and spring chinook salmon interaction in southeast Washington streams. 1991 Annual Report. BPA Project 90-53. No
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1997. Wild Salmonid Policy - Final Environmental Impact Statement. No
Washington State Natural Resources Cabinet. 1998. Extinction is not an option. A statewide strategy to recover salmon. Working draft. No
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 1994a. Snake River Recovery Team: Final Recommendations to the National Marine Fisheries Service. No
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 1994b. Factors for Decline; A supplement to the notice of determination for west coast steelhead under the Endangered Species Act. No
Washington State House Bill 2496. No

Section 7. Abstract


Fish habitat in tributaries of the Snake River has been severely degraded by anthropogenic disturbances in the riparian zone. Historically, the Tucannon River and Asotin Creek basins produced substantial runs of both spring chinook salmon and steelhead. Bull trout once thrived in these basins as well. Salmon numbers are now so low in these basins that they are listed as Endangered under the ESA, and bull trout and steelhead were recently listed as Threatened. Resource planning and aquatic restoration efforts have been undertaken recently in these basins with assistance from the State of Washington ( HB 2496) the federal government ( Whip, CREP, etc.) and BPA (Tucannon and Asotin Model Watershed Programs). These restoration efforts typically require that the landowner provide a cost share, agree to some land use restriction, or are attached to some other project (instream habitat project, alternative water source, riparian fence project, etc). WDFW fully supports a holistic approach to site restoration, however, seldom are these restoration efforts directed specifically at riparian restoration. For this reason, WDFW proposes a project that establishes riparian vegetation at sites that are either not eligible for other restoration funding, or on which the landowner chooses to avoid restoration efforts that contain too many restrictions and conditions. The goal of this project is to plant woody riparian species on the Tucannon River and Asotin Creek at sites that have failed to naturally revegetate themselves or that do not quality for other aquatic restoration grants. Methods are simply to prepare whips and rooted stock trees (willow sp. and cottonwood sp.) and plant either by hand, or with the use of small equipment, in the riparian zone of the Tucannon River and Asotin Creek. Work will occur annually in FY 1999, FY 2000, and FY 2001 with annual updates and a completion report in the spring of 2002. We recognize that water temperatures will not decrease in just three years. The managers must realize that outcomes of passive efforts at riparian restoration, like tree planting, require years, however, with the efforts proposed in this project the river and riparian zone will be much closer to fully functional than if funding agencies continue to focus efforts on active, aggressive attempts at recovering salmonids like artificial production and instream habitat projects. Although we are focusing our work in the Snake River basin, the potential for other geographical regions in the pacific northwest faced with this issue (conditional use of aquatic restoration funds) to utilize this approach exists.

Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

This project has not yet been reviewed

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