Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20069

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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 Innovation Proposal Fund: Construct fuzzy logic decision support system for watershed assessments in Oregon
BPA Project Proposal Number 20069
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
E&S Environmental Chemistry, Inc.
Business acronym (if appropriate)

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Timothy Sullivan
Mailing Address P.O. Box 609
City, State, Zip Corvallis, OR 97339
Phone 5417585777
Fax 5417584413
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Develop a knowledge-based decision support software system that will interface with output from watershed assessments based on the Oregon Watershed Assessment Manual. The fuzzy logic system will classify stream reaches according to water and habitat qual
Target Species steelhead, salmon, resident fish, wildlife

Project Location

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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:
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds; Oregon Plan Supplement for Steelhead, 1997; Oregon Watershed Assessment Manual, 1998; GWEB Priorities and Plans; Clinton Administration’s Northwest Forest Plan 1993; Tillamook Bay Performance Partnership; South Santiam Watershed Council; Oregon State University. Federal agency involvement: USDA Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Tillamook Bay National Estuary Project. Oregon State agency involvement: GWEB, Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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. Develop a decision-making framework a. Evaluation of appropriate data to input into the model
1. b. Development of the data catalog
1. c. Development of the knowledge-base that describes logical relations among ecosystems states and processes of interest in the OWAM assessment
1. d. Develop output format and presentation of results
2. Test framework a. Run model iterations for both Trask and South Santiam watersheds
2. b. Provide draft version to South Santiam Watershed Council and Tillamook Bay Performance Partnership for testing
2. c. Compare quality of outputs from both iterations as well as to the current knowledge of ecosystem states in the test watersheds
3. Revise draft framework and provide final framework to GWEB a. Submit review draft version of model to peer reviewers
3. b. Make revisions according to review panel concerns and watershed council comments to make it more educational, user friendly, and rigorous
3. c. Provide final framework to GWEB
4. Provide training a. Conduct regional and statewide training workshops

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 11/01/99 07/01/00 20.0%
2 07/01/00 09/01/00 50.0%
3 09/01/00 11/01/00 20.0%
4 10/01/00 11/01/00 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 20,382
Fringe $ 9,783
Supplies $ 1,944
Operating $ 2,592
Travel $ 3,888
Indirect $ 20,618
Other Fee (6%) $ 5,660
Subcontractor $ 35,134
Total Itemized Budget $100,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $100,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $100,000
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
BPA $100,000 unknown
GWEB $ 54,325 unknown
Total project cost (including BPA portion) $154,325 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

All Phases $ 20,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 20,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Harris, L.D. 1984. The Fragmented Forest: Island Biogeography Theory and the Preservation of Biotic Diversity, University of Chicago Press. No
Hudson, W.E., Editor. 1991. Landscape Linkages and Biodiversity. Island Press, Washington, DC. No
Marcot, B.G., M.J. Widson, H.L. Li, and G.C. Castillo. 1994. Managing for featured, threatened, endangered and sensitive species and unique habitats for ecosystem sustainability. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-GTR-329. No
Pelley, J. 1998. NRC finds science, cooperation needed to support watershed management policy. Environ. Sci. Technol. 32:532A. No
Saunders, M.C., and B.J. Miller. 1996. NetWeaver: A tool for the construction and maintenance of object oriented knowledge bases. Proc., Eco-Informa 96: Global Networks for Environmental Information. No
Sullivan, T.J., J.M. Bischoff, and K.B. Vaché. 1998. Results of storm sampling in the Tillamook Bay Watershed. Report to Tillamook Bay National Estuary Project. E&S Environmental Chemistry, Inc. No

Section 7. Abstract


The Oregon Watershed Assessment Manual (OWAM) has recently been designed, and is in the process of being refined, for use by watershed councils throughout Oregon to evaluate watershed health. A standard methodology for integration of assessment results and prioritization of restoration and monitoring actions is needed to allow the results of OWAM assessments to be effectively translated into on-the-ground actions. The proposed project will provide such a methodology, in the form of a knowledge-based decision support system to be constructed using NetWeaver and ArcView software. The primary goal of this project is to provide a tool to allow stakeholders to identify and prioritize feasible restoration actions and monitoring strategies and to evaluate the ecological and economic effectiveness of those strategies for improving water and habitat quality in the subject watersheds. The resulting decision framework will integrate current scientific understanding and watershed-specific site characterization. The model will be developed jointly by staff of E&S Environmental and Pennsylvania State University with the assistance of a Technical Advisory Committee of local experts. The proposed effort will build upon several other recently-developed and on-going decision support knowledge bases for water quality and habitat quality issues, in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere. The resulting model will be tested by the South Santiam Watershed Council and the Tillamook Bay Performance Partnership and will receive a rigorous peer review prior to being released to the Governor’s Watershed Enhancement Board for broad scale application statewide.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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