Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20083

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 Evaluate, restore and enhance 14 miles of instream and riparian habitat on Lower Crab Creek
BPA Project Proposal Number 20083
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 Plateau
Subbasin Crab
Short Description Evaluate, rehabilitate and enhance 14 miles of in-stream and riparian habitat along Lower Crab Creek. This will enhance spawning habitat for adult anadromous salmonids and improve the rearing and resting habitat for juveniles. Habitat improvements may r
Target Species Species that will be affected include chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), resident fish species as well as waterfowl, raptors and ungulates.

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 1992 Washington State Salmon and Steelhead Stock Inventory, and 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.

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
9502800 Restore Moses Lake Recreational Fisheries No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. NEPA Compliance a. Complete environmental compliance prior to beginning survey.
2. Survey project site a. Complete a Rosgen Type habitat survey.
3. Develop a restoration plan a. Develop designs for instream and riparian restoration sites.
3. b. Comply with ESA, NEPA, SHIPO, county and state agencies.
4. Implement restoration plan a. Install approximately 7 miles of instream habitat.
4. b. Re-establish approximately 10 miles of riparian vegetation.
5. Develop and implement a monitoring plan a. Develop monitoring plan
5. b. Implement monitoring plan

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 09/01/99 10/01/99 NEPA Compliance no 1.4%
2 10/01/99 06/01/00 Survey Project Site yes 73.1%
3 04/01/00 09/01/00 Develop a Restoration Plan yes 25.5%
4 10/01/01 09/01/04 Implement Restoration Plan yes  
5 11/01/01 Implement monitoring Plan yes  

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 58,704
Fringe $ 14,064
Supplies Survey Equipment $ 7,613
NEPA Cost Share $ 0
Construction See capital acquisitions $ 0
Travel Cost Share $ 0
Indirect Contract Administration $ 17,825
Other Training $ 4,500
Total Itemized Budget $102,706

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $102,706
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $102,706
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 $ 0 unknown
Vehicle GSA $ 2,000 unknown
Environmental Compliance $ 1,516 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $327,200 $419,000 $419,000 $419,000
Total Outyear Budgets $327,200 $419,000 $419,000 $419,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: It will be necessary to complete all instream work during the work window established by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. A heavy snow pack could delay the survey.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Adkison, M.D. 1995. Population differentiation in Pacific salmon: Local adaptation, genetic drift, or the environment? Canadian Journal for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 52:2762-2777. No
Bugert, R. M., G. W. Mendel, and P.R. Seidel. 1997. Adult returns of subyearling and yearling fall chinook salmon released from a Snake River hatchery or transported downstream. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 17:638-651. No
Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority. 1998. FY 1999 Draft Annual Implementation Work Plan. Volume I. Submitted to the Northwest Power Planning Council. Volume I. Version May 13. 174 p. No
Cunningham, D., and G. Rothwell. 1971. Water Quality Report: Crab Creek December 1970-March 1971. Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympia, Washington. Yes
Daubenmire, R. 1988. Steppe vegetation of Washington. Washington State University Cooperative Extension. Pullman, WA. 131 p. Yes
Embrey, S. S., and E.K. Block. 1995. Reconnaissance investigation of water quality, bottom sediment, and biota associated with irrigation drainage in the Columbia Basin Project, 1991-92. U.S. Geological Survey, Tacoma, Washington. Yes
Evermann, B.W. and J.T. Nichols. 1909. Notes on the fishes of Crab Creek, Washington, with description of a new species of Trout. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. June 25th XXII: 91-94. Yes
Foster, J. H., W.L. Myers, L. Faulconer, L. Hoppis, G. Van Lom, and D. S. Galbreath. 1982. An inventory of fish, wildlife and habitat in the Columbia Basin Project Area, Washington: Phase I. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Washington Department of Game Habi Yes
Furniss, M.J., T.D. Roeeofs, and C.S. Yee. 1991. Road Construction and maintenance. Pages 297-324. American Fisheries Society Special Publication. Vol 19. No
Hankin, D.G. and G.H. Reeves. 1988. Estimating total fish abundance and total habitat area in small streams based on visual estimation methods. Canadian Journal and Aquatic Science. 45:834-844. No
Harrelson, C.C., C.L. Rawlins, and J.P. Potyondy. 1994. Stream channel reference sites: An illustrated guide to field technique. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 61 p, Fort Collins, CO No
Jones, J.L., and R.J. Wagner. 1995. Water-quality assessment of the Central Columbia Plateau in Washington and Idaho. Analysis of available nutrient and pesticide data for ground water, 1942-92. U.S. Geological Survey, Tacoma, Washington. Yes
Meehan, W.R., and T.C. Bjornn. 1991. Salmonid distributions and life histories. Pages 47-82. American Fisheries Society Special Publication. Vol. 19. No
Milner, A.M., and R.G. Bailey. 1989. Salmonid colonization of new streams in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. Aquiculture and Fisheries Management. 20: 179-192. 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
Pascual, M.A. and T.P. Quinn. 1995. Factors affecting the homing of fall chinook salmon from Columbia river hatcheries. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 124:308-320. 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. 389-424 p. No
Plotnikoff, R. W. 1995. Ambient Monitoring Instream Biological Assessment: Progress Report of 1993 Pilot Survey. Washington State Department of Ecology. Environmental Investigations and Laboratory Service Program. Ambient Monitoring Section, Lacy, Was Yes
Quinn, T.P., and K. Fresh. 1984. Homing and straying in chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) from Cowlitz River hatchery, Washington. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 41:1078-1082. No
Rosgen, D. 1996. Applied River Morphology. Wetland Hydrology, Pagosa Springs, Colorado. No
Sullivan, A.E. 1994. Selected small and ephemeral streams in arid Central Washington State: A historical perspective with recommendations for salmon habitat enhancement. Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington. 176 p. Yes
Unwin, M.J., and T.P. Quinn. 1993. Homing and straying patterns of chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) from a new Zealand hatchery: Spatial distribution of strays and effects of release date. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 50 No
U.S. Geological Survey. 1996. Organochlorine pesticides and PCBs in aquatic ecosystems of the Central Columbia Plateau. USGS Fact Sheet 170-96. Yes
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1981. Lower Crab Creek. Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Report. Submitted to the Bureau of Reclamation Ephrata, Washington. Ecological Services. Olympia Field Office. Olympia, Washington. 25p. Yes
Wagner, R. J., J.C. Ebbert, L.M. Roberts and S.J. Ryker. 1996. Agricultural pesticide applications and observed concentrations in surface waters from four drainages in the Central Columbia plateau. Washington and Idaho, 1993-94. U.S. Geological Survey Yes
Washington State Department of Ecology. 1998. Proposed 303(d) list for Impaired and Threatened Surface Waters Requiring Additional Pollution Controls. Olympia, Washington. Yes
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1992. 1992 Washington State Salmon and Steelhead Stock Inventory. Olympia, Washington. No

Section 7. Abstract


The Lower Crab Creek Restoration Project is located in the shrubb-steppe region of Washington State. The project area begins at O’Sullivan Dam and continues down stream to Highway 26 for fourteen miles through private land and the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge. O’Sullivan Dam is the upper most reach for anadromous salmonids in the Crab Creek Watershed. Historically anadromous salmonids spawned and reared within the Crab Creek Drainage. Chinook and steelhead are currently spawning and rearing in Red Rock Coulee, a tributary to Crab Creek. Very little information has been collected on current fish use. A watershed assessment is necessary to evaluate the fish use and the condition of the instream and riparian habitat. The primary goals of this project are instream restoration and riparian habitat rehabilitation along Crab Creek, 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 (1996) modified Hankin and Reeves (1988) type habitat survey will be conducted, a restoration plan will be developed and implemented. Restoration of the site will include the rehabilitation of approximately 7 miles of instream habitat and the revegetation of 6 miles of riparian vegetation. The restoration project will be implemented over five years. The first year will entail 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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