Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20032

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 Protect Bear Valley Wild Salmon, Steelhead, Bull Trout Spawning Habitat
BPA Project Proposal Number 20032
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Shoshone Bannock-Tribes and Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Business acronym (if appropriate) SBT/IDFG
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Scott Grunder
Mailing Address Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 3101 S. Powerline Road
City, State, Zip Nampa, ID 83686
Phone 2084658465
Fax 2084658467
E-mail sgrunder@idfg.state.id.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Salmon
 
Short Description Protect critical spawning, rearing and migratory habitats for wild chinook salmon, steelhead trout, bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout in the Elk Creek portion of the Bear Valley Basin by permanently closing the allotment to livestock grazing.
Target Species Wild spring/summer chinook salmon, steelhead trout, bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, and other riparian habitat dependent species.


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: 2.1; 2.2A; 4.1; 7.6; 7.6A; 7.6A.2; 7.6B.1; 7.6B.2; 7.6B.3; 7.6B.4; 7.6B.5; 7.6C; 7.6C.5; 7.8A.2; 7.8A.3; 7.8A.4; 7.8A.5; 7.8B.1; 7.8D.1; 7.8E.1; 7.8E.2
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Oct 30, 1996 Elk Creek Grazing Allotment BO,1993 Bear Valley Basin BO, 1998 Steelhead BO, 1998 Bull Trout BO,
Other Planning Document References Proposed Recovery Plan for Snake River Salmon, Tasks 1.1.b; 1.1.b.2; 1.1.b.3. CBFWA FY99 DAIWP Salmon Subbasin Objectives 1 - 4.; Boise N.F. Plan; PACFISH; INFISH; IDFG Anadromous & Resident Fish Plans; IDFG Elk Plan; IDFG Furbearer Plan; IDFG Nongame Species Plan, Bear Valley Creek Key Watershed Bull Trout Problem Assessment (draft)


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
9405000 Salmon River Habitat Enhancement (SRHE) M&E The SRHE project will provide monitoring of the grazing allotment in conjunction with USFS personnel following permanent closure of allotment to grazing. No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Increase chinook salmon and steelhead trout to help meet the Council’s objective of doubling the run size without loss of biological diversity and protect and enhance habitat for bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout and other riparian dependent spp. a. Permanently eliminate livestock grazing impacts on the Elk Creek Allotment in the Bear Valley Creek watershed.
1. b. base property and grazing permit appraisal associated with the Elk Creek Allotment
1. c. purchase of base property and grazing permit
1. d. permittees waive permits back to Government
1. e. implement NEPA action with closing allotment to grazing as the proposed action
1. f. implement decision modifying Forest Plan and permanently closing allotment to grazing
1. g. sell base property back to permittees (base property is located on Snake River desert near Boise, Idaho. It has no significant fish or wildlife habitat. IDFG and SBT have no interest in long-term ownership of this property.)
1. h. continue long-term monitoring (funding contributed by USFS, SBT, and IDFG)
2. Increase chinook salmon adult numbers from 50 to 2000 in the Bear Valley Basin a. same as tasks a-h in objective 1
3. Increase chinook salmon egg to parr survival from 0.8% to 5.0% in the Elk Cr. System a. same as tasks a-h in objective 1
4. Decrease spawning substrate fine sediment in Elk Creek system from 45% to 30% a. same as tasks a-h in objective 1
5. Increase bank stability in Elk Creek system from 53% to 80% (PACFISH standard) a. same as tasks a-h in objective 1

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 10/01/10 Increase chinook salmon and steelhead trout to help meet the Council’s objective of doubling the run size without loss of biological diversity and protect and enhance habitat for bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout and other riparian dependent spp. X 100.0%
2 10/01/99 10/01/10 Increase chinook salmon adult numbers from 50 to 2000 in the Bear Valley Basin X  
3 10/01/99 10/01/10 Increase chinook salmon egg to parr survival from 0.8% to 5.0% in the Elk Cr. System X  
4 10/01/99 10/01/10 Decrease spawning substrate fine sediment in Elk Creek system from 45% to 30% X  
5 10/01/99 10/01/10 Increase bank stability in Elk Creek system from 53% to 80% (PACFISH standard) X  


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 0
Fringe $ 0
Supplies $ 0
Capital Estimated value of grazing permit is $406 per cow/calf pair $300,000
NEPA NEPA costs will be contributed by Forest Service $ 0
Subcontractor Appraisal of grazing permit by BPA $ 10,000
Total Itemized Budget $310,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $310,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $310,000
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
FS NEPA $ 75,000 unknown
FS Riparian and Aquatic Habitat and Grazing Monitoring $ 40,000 unknown
IDFG Redd Counts & Parr Density Monitoring $ 2,000 unknown
SBT Parr and Habitat Monitoring and redd counts $ 3,000 unknown
SBT Contributed time. $ 3,000 unknown
IDFG Contributed time. $ 5,000 unknown
USFS Contributed time. $ 5,000 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Completion of appraisal and the schedule could be constrained if NEPA decision is appealed or litigated.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
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
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). 1995. Proposed recovery plan for Snake River Salmon. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NMFS, Washington, D.C. No
Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC). 1994. 1994 Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife program. NPPC, Portland, Oregon. No
Burton, T.A., W.J.Ririe, J.Erickson, and M.Miller. 1998. 5-Year Monitoring Report for Bear Valley Stream and Riparian Habitats. Boise National Forest, Boise, Idaho. Yes
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). 1996. Biological Opinion Elk Grazing Allotment. NMFS, NW Region, Seattle, Washington. Yes
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). 1993. Biological Opinion Annual Management Plans Bear Valley and Elk Creek Cattle and Horse Allotments. NMFS, NW Region, Seattle, Washington. Yes
NMFS. 1998. Biological Opinion Land and Resource Management Plans for National Forest and Bureau of Land Management Resource Areas in the Upper Columbia River Basin and Snake River Basin Evolutionarily Significant Units. NMFS, Seattle, Washington. Yes
Burton, T.A. 1992. Upper Bear Valley Creek Fisheries: An Assessment for the Bear Valley Creek Allotment Plan. Boise National Forest, Boise, Idaho. Yes
Lamansky, J.A. and S.A. Grunder. 1998. Bear Valley Creek Key Watersheds Bull Trout Problem Assessment. Southwest Basin Native Fish Watershed Advisory Group. Boise, Idaho. Yes
USDA Forest Service. 1995. Inland Native Fish Strategy (INFISH). Intermountain, Northern and Pacific Northwest Regions, USFS, Ogden, Utah. No
USDA Forest Service and USDI Bureau of Land Management. 1994. Implementation of Interim Strategies for Managing Anadromous Fish-producing Watersheds in Easter Oregon and Washington, Idaho, and Portions of California (PACFISH).USFS, Washington D.C. No
Boise National Forest. 1990. Land and Resource Management Plan for the Boise National Forest. USFS, Boise, Idaho. Yes
Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game (IDFG). 1992. IDFG Anadromous Fish Management Plan 1992 - 1996. IDFG, Boise, Idaho. No
Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game (IDFG). 1991. IDFG Elk ManagementPlan 1991 - 1995. IDFG, Boise, Idaho. No
Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game (IDFG). 1990. IDFG Furbearer Management Plan 1991 - 1995. IDFG, Boise, Idaho. No
Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game (IDFG). 1991. IDFG Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Management Plan 1991 - 1995. IDFG, Boise, Idaho. No
Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game (IDFG). 1996. IDFG Fisheries Management Plan 1996 - 2000. Federal Aid in Sports Fish Restoration, Boise, Idaho. No
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). 1996. Listed Specis, Critical Habitat, Biological Requirements, and Status Under Environmental Baseline in 1995. NMFS NW Region, Seattle, Washington. No
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 1998. Biological Opinion for the effects to bull trout from continued implementation of Land and Resource Management Plans and Resource Management Plans as amended by INFISH and PACFISH. USFWS, Portland, Oregon No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The Elk Creek Allotment covers approximately 48,000 acres of National Forest System Lands in the Bear Valley Basin. Elk Creek accounts for approximately one third of the production of wild chinook salmon in the Middle Fork Salmon River metapopulation. The overall goal of the project is to protect critical spawning, rearing and migratory habitats for wild spring/summer chinook salmon, steelhead trout, bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout in the Elk Creek portion of the Bear Valley Basin by compensating current permittees for their grazing permits and permanently closing the Elk Creek Allotment to grazing. This project addresses several sections of the CBFWP specifically dealing with native fish and wildlife species and habitat. The primary benefits of the project will be for protection and recovery of wild spring/summer chinook salmon, steelhead trout, bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout and their habitat. Removal or exclusion of livestock grazing from riparian systems has been shown to be an effective method to improve riparian and aquatic habitats which have been degraded in part by historic grazing (Burton, et al. 1998). The project will result in increasing chinook salmon and adult numbers from 50 to 2000 in the Bear Valley Basin; increasing chinook salmon egg to parr survival from 0.8% to 5.0% in the Elk Cr. system; decreasing spawning substrate fine sediment in Elk Creek system from 45% to 30%; and increasing bank stability in Elk Creek system from 53% to 80%. Habitat objectives should be accomplished by 2010. The time frame for achievement of the population objective for chinook salmon may be influenced by out-of-basin factors. Ongoing monitoring activities being conducted by IDFG, SBT and USFS will continue to be used to evaluate the success of the project.


Reviews and Recommendations

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