Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20037

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 Improvement of Anadromous Fish Habitat and Passage in Omak Creek
BPA Project Proposal Number 20037
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Colville Confederated Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) CCT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Christopher J. Fisher
Mailing Address P.O. Box 862
City, State, Zip Omak, WA 98841
Phone 5094227427
Fax 5094227428
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Cascade
Subbasin Okanogan
Short Description This project would include the removal of railroad debris and rubble and allow anadromous fish to access about 26 miles of spawning and rearing habitat. Also, to include improvements in land management activities and instream restoration proactices.
Target Species Upper Columbia River summer steelhead

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: 4.1A, 4.1B, 7.6a, 7.6a.2, 7.6B.1, 7.6B.3, 7.6B.4, 7.6B.5, 7.6c. 7.6D
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: new project
Other Planning Document References Omak Creek Watershed Plan/Environmental Assessment (November 1995); Columbia Basin System Planning Production Plan for Salmon and Steelhead - Methow and Okanogan Rivers Subbasin (1990)

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
9609200 Restore and enhance anadromous fish populations in Salmon Creek Restoration of Upper Mid-Columbia summer steelhead No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Provide access for anadromous fish upstream of Mission Falls, Omak Creek a. Remove rubble, cribbing and railroad ties from stream channel at Mission Falls.
2. Restore fish habitat via reduction of impacts a. Identify areas of poor land management/practices
2. b. Implement instream restoration structures for short-term solutions
2. c. Modify or initiate improved land managment techniques or strategies to reduce adverse affects to Omak Creek.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 08/01/99 09/01/00 adult steelhead observed upstream of Mission Falls X 60.0%
2 06/01/99 09/01/08 Increased canopy closure/reduced water temperatures/reduced sediment yield/increased number of quality pools (> 1.0 m)/reduced fine sediment. X 40.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 2 Part Time Employees $ 30,000
Fringe 30% of salary (based upon 1998 figures) $ 9,000
Supplies Hand tools, gloves, hip boots, etc. $ 500
Operating Fuel, Vehicle servicing $ 2,500
Capital none $ 0
NEPA Assisting NMFS in Biological Opinion $ 1,000
Travel Updates and presentations $ 2,000
Indirect 39.2% of salary (based upon 1997 figures $ 11,760
Other none $ 0
Subcontractor heavy equipment and operator $292,901
Total Itemized Budget $349,661

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $349,661
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $349,661
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
Natural Resource Conservation Service Engineering design for barrier removal and implementation of restoration structures and land management strategies $ 0 unknown
Natural Resource Conservation Service Engineering design for barrier removal and implementation of restoration structures and land management strategies $350,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $ 55,760 $ 55,760 $ 55,760 $ 55,760
Total Outyear Budgets $ 55,760 $ 55,760 $ 55,760 $ 55,760

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: National Marine Fisheries Biological Opinion

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Fisher, C. J. and L. Feddersen. 1998. An estimate of quantity of spawning habitat and associated embryo production for summer steelhead and spring chinook in Salmon Creek, Washington. Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife Dept. Nespelem No
Mullan, J. W., K. R. Williams, G. Rhodus, T. W. Hillman, and J. D. McIntyre. 1992. Production and habitat of salmonids in mid-Columbia River tributary streams. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Monograph 1. No
Hansen, J. 1992. Omak Creek fish spawning stream substrate evaluation. Colville Confederated Indian Tribes Fish and Wildlife Department. Nespelem, Washington. No
Cederholm, C. J., L. M. Reid, and E. O. Salo. 1981. Cumulative effects of logging road sediment on salmonid populations in the Clearwater River, Jefferson County, Washington. Pages 38-74 in Proceedings, conference on salmon spawning gravel: a renewabl No
Platts, W. S. 1991. Livestock grazing. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 19:389-423. No

Section 7. Abstract


This project is part of a 10 year project which stemmed from the Omak Creek Watershed Plan/Environmental Assessment (NRCS 1995). The evaluation and implementation based on recommendations from the watershed analysis is a cost-share project between the Colville Confederated Tribe and the Natural Resource Conservation Service. Historically Omak Creek, particularly the Mission Falls area, has cultural significance to the Colville Confederated Tribes. Mission Falls was an area where native people fished for salmon and steelhead, an endangered specie determined by NMFS, and photos from the early 1900’s depict salmon drying racks and catch nets. A railroad system was constructed along Omak Creek in the early 1900’s. Rubble from the railroad construction has fall into the stream channel and created a barrier to migrating anadromous fish, particularly summer steelhead. Removal of rubble and railroad material will allow summer steelhead to access approximately 26 miles of potential spawning and rearing habitat which has been inaccessible since the railroad was constructed in the early 1900’s. Additionally, improving forestry practices and livestock grazing strategies within the watershed will improve water quality and fish habitat. The removal of railroad construction rubble will be conducted according to techniques determined by engineering personnel from the National Resource Conservation Service. In addition, improvement in land management practices within the watershed will improve water quality and fish habitat. Improvement in forestry practices will include better road design and location, road obliteration and removal of improperly placed or failed culverts. Livestock management will include grazing strategies which will improve range condition and minimize impacts to aquatic resources.

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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