Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20033

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 Rehabilitate Instream and Riparian Habitat on the Similkameen and Okanogan Rivers
BPA Project Proposal Number 20033
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 Okanogan
Short Description Rehabilitate and enhance 6 miles of in-stream and riparian habitat along the Okanogan and Similkameen river channels adjacent to Driscoll Island. This will enhance spawning habitat for adult anadromous salmonids and improve the rearing and resting habita
Target Species Species that will be affected include chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) salmon as well as resident 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: 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 Toats Coulee Watershed Analysis, Draft: Okanogan River Basin Watershed Plan, Washington State Salmonid Stock Inventory: Bull trout/Dolly Varden, 1992 Washington State Salmon and Steelhead Stock Inventory, Conservation Assessment for Inland Cutthroat Trout, Draft Mid-Columbia Tributary Compensation Plan, Steelhead Conservation Efforts: A Supplement to the Notice of Determination for West Coast Steelhead Under the Endangered Species Act, and Tonasket Watershed Assessment

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
9604200 Colville Confederated Tribes to carry out Okanogan Watershed Planning and t No
9604000 Restore and Enhance Anadromous Fish Habitat in Salmon Creek No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Survey project site a. Complete a Rosgen Type habitat survey.
2. Develop a restoration plan a. Develop designs for instream and riparian restoration sites.
2. b. Comply with ESA, NEPA, SHIPO, county and state agencies.
3. Install access crossing a. Install bridge
4. Implement restoration plan a. Install 3 miles of instream habitat.
4. b. Re-establish 3 miles of riparian vegetation.
5. Develop and implement a monitoring plan a. Develop monitoring plan
5. b. Implement monitoring plan
6. Develop and implement plans for an interpretive trail. a. Install interpretive trail.
6. b. Install interpretive signs.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 12/01/99 Survey Project Site yes 3.0%
2 12/01/99 02/01/00 Develop a Restoration Plan yes 9.8%
3 07/01/00 09/01/00 Install Crossing yes 83.9%
4 07/01/01 11/01/04 Implement Restoration Plan yes  
5 11/01/00 Implement monitoring Plan yes 3.3%
6 11/01/04 09/01/05 Develop and implement plans for an interpretive trail yes  

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Cost Share $ 0
Fringe Cost Share $ 0
Supplies Survey Equipment $ 1,420
Capital Installation of a one lane bridge $430,000
NEPA Cost Share $ 0
Construction See capital acquisitions $ 0
Travel Cost Share $ 0
Indirect Contract Administration $ 44,082
Other Training $ 9,400
Total Itemized Budget $484,902

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $484,902
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $484,902
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 Personnel for Survey and Design $ 24,838 unknown
Environmental Compliance $ 16,559 unknown
Monitoring $ 20,000 unknown
NRCS Personnel for Survey and Design $ 24,838 unknown
WDFW Engineering for bridge crossing and permitting $ 32,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $264,000 $396,000 $426,800 $100,000
Total Outyear Budgets $264,000 $396,000 $426,800 $100,000

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?
Allen, R.L. and T.K. Meekin. 1980. Columbia River sockeye salmon study 1971-1974. Washington Department of Fisheries, Olympia, Washington. No
Barber, W.E. and N.R. Kevern. 1973. Ecological factors influencing macro invertebrate standing crop distribution. Hydrobiologia 43:53-75. No
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, editor. Special Publication 19. American Fisheries Society. Bethesd No
British Columbia Ministry of the Environment. 1994. Water quality status report, Similkameen river. British Columbia ministry of the Environment, Penticton, British Columbia. Yes
Bugart, B. and D. Bambrick. 1996. Draft Aquatic Species and habitat assessment of the Wenatchee, Entiat, Methow, and Okanogan watersheds for the mid-Columbia Habitat Conservation Plan. Wenatchee, Washington. Yes
Champman, D. and four co-authors. 1994. Status of summer/fall chinook salmon in the mid-Columbia Region. Don Chapman Consultants, Inc. Boise, Idaho. Yes
Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority. 1998. FY 1999 Draft Annual Implementation Work Plan. Volume I. Submitted to the Northwest Power Planning Council. No
Hagen, J.E. and G.B. Grette. 1994. 1993 Okanogan River sockeye salmon spawning ground population study. Parametrix report to Douglas County Public Utility District. East Wenatchee, Washington. Yes
Hansen, J.M. 1997. Outmigration ecology of sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka from Lake Osoyoos, Washington. Master’s Thesis. Central Washington University, Ellensberg, Washington. Yes
Hansen, J.M. 1993. Upper Okanogan River sockeye salmon spawning ground survey - 1992. For Douglas County Public Utility District. Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Department, Nespelem, Washington. Yes
Hillman, T. W. and K.E. Ross. 1992. Summer/fall chinook spawning ground surveys in the Methow and Okanogan River Basins. Don Chapman Consultants, Boise, Idaho. Yes
Hunter, H.J. 1991. Better Trout Habitat. A guide to stream restoration and management. Island Press, Washington D.C. No
Kaumheimer, D.J. 1988. Similkameen River Instream Flow Study Okanogan County, Washington. Part 3: Habitat Versus Flow Relationships. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Ecological Services, Olympia, Washington. 91 pages. Yes
Meehan, W.R., F.J. Swanson, and J.R. Sedell. 1977. Influences of riparian vegetation on aquatic ecosystems with particular references to salmonid fishes and their food supply. Symposium on the Importance, Preservation and Management of the Riparian Hab No
Mullan, J. 1986. Determinants of sockeye salmon abundance in the Columbia River, 1880's-1982; a review and synthesis. Biological Report 86(12). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Leavenworth, Washington. Yes
Murdoch, A. 1998. Personal Communication. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. No
National Marine Fisheries Service. 1996a. Making Endangered Species Act Determinations of effect for Individual or Grouped Actions at the Watershed Scale. Prepared by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Environmental and Technical Services Division, No
National Marine Fisheries Service. 1996b. Factors for Decline: A supplement to the notice of determination for west coast steelhead under the Endangered Species Act. National Marine Fisheries Service. Portland, Oregon. No
Natural Resources Conservation Service. 1994. Okanogan River Survey Report: Oroville to Tonasket Reach. Trip Report June 28-29. Okanogan, Washington. Yes
Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Inc. 1986. Appraisal of potential changes in river regime due to Similkameen Multipurpose Project. Report No. 2096/4223A. Prepares for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Seattle, Washington. Yes
Okanogan Stakeholder’s Advisory Committee. 1997. Draft Okanogan Watershed Management Plan. Okanogan, Washington. Yes
Pacific Northwest River Basins Commission. 1977. The Okanogan River Basin Level B study of the water and land related resources. Okanogan Conservation District. Okanogan, Washington. Yes
Platts, W.S. 1991. Livestock Grazing: In influences of Forest and Rangeland Management on Salmonid Fishes and their Habitat, W.R. Meehan, editor. Special Publication 19. American Fisheries Society. Bethesda, Maryland. No
Rabeni, C.F. and G.W. Minshall. 1977. Factors affecting microdistribution of stream benthic insects. Oikos 29:33-43. 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. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. No
Rosgen, D. 1996. Applied River Morphology. Wetland Hydrology, Pagosa Springs, Colorado. No
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 1995a. Toats Coulee Watershed analysis. Okanogan National Forest, Okanogan, Washington. Yes
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 1995b. Goat Creek watershed analysis and interim late successional reserve assessment. Okanogan National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District. Winthrop, Washington. Yes
United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service. 1980. Soil Survey of Okanogan County Area, Washington. Okanogan, Washington. Yes
United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. 1993. Riparian Area Management: Process for assessing proper functioning condition. Bureau of Land Management Service Center. Denver, Colorado. BLM/SC/ST-93/003+1737. No
Washington State Department of Ecology. 1998. Proposed 303(d) list for Impaired and Threatened Surface Waters Requiring Additional Pollution Controls. Olympia, Washington. No
Washington State Department of Ecology. 1996. Proposed 303 (d) list for Impaired and Threatened Surface Waters Requiring Additional Pollution Controls. Olympia, Washington. No
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1992. 1992 Washington State Salmon and Steelhead Stock Inventory. Olympia, Washington. No

Section 7. Abstract


The Driscoll Island instream and riparian habitat rehabilitation site is located on property owned by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) one mile south of Oroville, Washington. The proposed project would start at the historical confluence of the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers. The total project site would encompass approximately 6 miles of shoreline and instream habitat. The river channels surrounding Driscoll Island are extremely important for anadromous runs of summer chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawystcha), sockeye salmon (O. nerka), and summer steelhead (O. mykiss), because they provide migration corridors, spawning areas, and rearing habitat. The primary goals of this project are instream restoration and riparian rehabilitation along Driscoll Island, to improve spawning habitat for adult anadromous salmonids and to improve rearing and resting habitat for juveniles. Habitat improvements should result in increased production and survivability of juvenile salmonids. These improvements will also benefit a variety of wildlife species including migratory song bird, waterfowl, and several mammalian species. To achieve these goals, a Rosgen type habitat survey will be conducted, a restoration plan will be developed and implemented. Restoration of the site will include the installation of a one-lane access bridge, the rehabilitation of 4 miles of instream habitat and the revegetation of 3 miles of riparian vegetation. The restoration project will be implemented over five years. The first year will entail the installation of an access bridge, a site survey and the development of a restoration plan. Years two through five will be comprised of the implementation of the restoration plan and the development of monitoring and interpretive education plans. Once construction is complete, an interpretive trail will be installed. Monitoring will be accomplished by installing permanent cross sections, photo monitoring points and stream surveys.

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