Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20071

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 Restore Crab Lake and Adjacent Reaches of Crab Creek
BPA Project Proposal Number 20071
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Business acronym (if appropriate) DU

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Andy Engilis, Jr.
Mailing Address Ducks Unlimited, 3074 Gold Canal Drive
City, State, Zip Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6116
Phone 9168522000
Fax 9168522200
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Crab
Short Description Restore Crab Lake and adjacent reaches of Crab Creek. Crab Lake was drained and Crab Creek altered for agricultural purposes early this century. This project will restore historic habitat conditions.
Target Species This project will restore important habitat for many species of waterfowl, shorebirds, neo-tropical migrants and wading birds. Resident fish species will benefit from wetland, riparian and in-stream restoration activities.

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: 11.3E.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References This project is supported by all of the affected landowners, local community leaders, Ducks Unlimited, and several state and federal agencies. A watershed assessment that includes the project area has not been completed. However, this project is supported by the Conservation Districts Water Quality Partnership, a partnership between the following soil and water conservation disricts: Moses Lake, Othello, Upper Grant and Warden.

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): resident

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. Restore Crab Lake a. Acquire landowner easements
1. b. Install fish-friendly water control structures in wetland drainage ditches
2. Restore Crab Creek c. Restore natural meandering channel where appropriate
2. d. Acquire landowner easements
3. Restore productive wetland habitat e. Manage wetland and water control structures to produce productive seasonal and semi-permanent wetland habitat
4. Restore productive riparian habitat f. Restore riparian plant community by planting native riparian species along Crab Creek
5. Restore in-stream habitat for fish g. Install in-stream structures in Crab Creek where appropriate to enhance conditions for native fish species.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 04/01/99 09/01/00 X 86.0%
2 04/01/99 09/01/00 X 9.0%
3 09/01/00 09/01/02 Restore productive wetland habitat 1.0%
4 02/01/00 02/01/02 Restore productive riparian habitat X 3.0%
5 05/01/00 10/01/00 Restore in-stream habitat for fish X 1.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 0
Fringe $ 0
Supplies Materials for water control structures, trees, shrubs $110,000
NEPA $ 5,000
Construction Topographic surveys, engineering support, contingencies $ 50,000
Subcontractor Installation of structures, trees, dirtwork $200,000
Total Itemized Budget $365,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $365,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $365,000
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
Natural Resources Conservation Service Land Acquisition (Wetland Reserve Program) and Construction Practices $1,295,000 unknown
Ducks Unlimited Engineering, Construction Management and Construction Practices $ 50,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: This project is contingent upon acceptance of these properties into the Wetlands Reserve Program. This acceptance is expected during 1999.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
December, 1995, Intermountain West Joint Venture Implementation Plan No
Ducks Unlimited, June 1, 1994, Ducks Unlimited Continental Conservation Plan, Parts I-III No

Section 7. Abstract


This project will restore Crab Lake and adjacent reaches of Crab Creek. Historically, Crab Lake was a 2,000 acre semi-permanent marsh located near the community of Wilson Creek, Washington. Early this century, the lake was drained for agricultural purposes. Nearby reaches of Crab Creek were channelized and riparian habitat cleared. Twelve individual landowners have come together to support and implement a plan to restore this marsh and adjacent reaches of Crab Creek. The project scope includes a 12 mile reach of Crab Creek that will be enhanced and restored. In the middle of this project area, Crab Lake will be restored and managed to provide productive seasonal and semi-permanent wetland habitat, providing benefits to dozens of species of wetland associated wildlife. Three fish-friendly water control structures will be installed in drainage ditches and used to manage wetland habitat to produce a diverse, productive mix of habitat types benefitting multiple wildlife species. Riparian vegetation will be restored along Crab Creek. In-stream work will be implemented to benefit native fish species. Monitoring of habitat conditions and wildlife response will be conducted to assist in making future management decisions. Restoration practices will be completed by September 2000.

Reviews and Recommendations

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