Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20086

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 Newsome Creek - S.F. Clearwater River
BPA Project Proposal Number 20086
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries/Watershed Program
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Felix M. Mcgowan
Mailing Address P.O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088432253
Fax 2088437310
E-mail felixm@nezperce.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
 
Short Description Protect and enhance Newsome Creek watershed for the benefit of both resident and anadromous fish. This will be accomplished using an overall watershed approach.
Target Species Targeted species include A-run steelhead, Spring Chinook, and bull trout.


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: Section 7.6 - Habitat goals, policies, and objectives; Section 7-7 Cooperative havitat protection and improvement with private landowners; Section 7-8 Implement state, federal, and tribal habitat improvements.
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Land and Resource Management Plans for Natioanl Forest, Bureau of Land Management Resource Areas in the Upper Columbia Basins and Snake River Basin Evolutionarily Significant Units, 1998.
Other Planning Document References Bonneville Power Administration, 1997. Watershed Management Program: Final Environmental Impact Statement. Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority, 1997. Intergrated Watershed Projects: The Process and Criteria for Selecting Watershed Projects for the Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Program. Columbia River Fish & Wildlife Program, 1994. Columbia River Basin Fish & Wildlife Program CRITFC, 1995. WY-KAN-USH-MI-WA-KISH-WIT, Spirits of the Salmon, Volume I & II. Portland, OR. Nez Perce Tribe and Idaho Department of Fish & Game, 1990. Clearwater River Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Production Plan. Power Planning Council & CBFWA. Boise, ID. USDA Forest Service - Nez Perce National Forest, 1998. South Fork Clearwater River Landscape Assessment, Volume I & II. Idaho County, ID.


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

Year Accomplishment
1996 Created a sediment trap and revegetated placer mine.
1989 U.S. Forest Service placed instream structures in Newsome Creek.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9608600 Clearwater Watershed Coordinator - Idaho Soil and Conservation District Coordinate all projects within the Clearwater Subbasin. No
8335000 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Watershed protection and restoration for anadromous fish. No
9600600 Clearwater Watershed Coordinator - Nez Perce Tribe Coordinate all projects within the Clearwater Subbasin. No
9901600 Protect and Restore Big Canyon Watershed was in umbrella table No
9607711 Restore McComas Meadows/Meadow Creek Watershed was in umbrella table No
9607708 Protect and Restore Lolo Creek Watershed was in umbrella table No
9607709 Protect and Restore Squaw to Papoose Watersheds was in umbrella table No
9901700 Protect and Restore Lapwai Creek Watershed was in umbrella table No
20087 Protect & Restore Mill Creek was in umbrella table No
20085 Analyse & Improve Fish Screen was in umbrella table No
Focus Watershed Coordinator was in umbrella table No
20084 Protect & Restore the North Lochsa Face Analysis Area Watersheds was in umbrella table No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Alleviate sediment input and potential input from road sources. a. Consult with the Nez Perce National Forest (NPNF) on roads for survey inventory and 10 miles to be obliterated.
1. b. Perform all pre-work needs, training, and logistics internally and the NPNF.
1. c. Consult with the NPNF on any necessary environmental analysis - Categorical exclusion within the Newsome Creek Watershed.
1. d. Obliterate 10 miles of roads.
1. e. Survey additional roads to be obliterated in future years.
1. f. Provide erosion control crew to re-vegetate obliterated roads.
2. Perform monitoring and evaluation of road obliteration. a. Measure sediment delivery into stream.
2. b. Use photopoints to determine revegetation success.
2. c. Measure changes in hydrological conditions of the watershed.
2. d. Monitor road obliteration at the stream crossing sights.
3. Design rehabilitation for the upper channel reaches affected by past dredge mining. a. Subcontract to complete feasibility study on channel restructuring.
3. b. Use study to determine whether project is worth the costs.
4. Disseminate information about work in the watershed. a. Write quarterly and annual reports.
4. b. Write proposals for future project years.
4. c. Prepare and deliver presentations to peers and public.
4. d. Consult, update, and finalize Cost Share Agreement with NPNF.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/00 09/01/00 X 35.0%
2 05/01/00 10/01/00 X 10.0%
3 06/01/00 10/01/00 X 45.0%
4 03/01/00 12/01/00 X 10.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 45,000
Fringe $ 9,200
Supplies $ 4,700
Travel $ 11,000
Indirect $ 19,825
Other vehicle costs $ 20,000
Subcontractor $255,000
Total Itemized Budget $364,725


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $364,725
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $364,725
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
Nez Perce National Forest Technical expertise, watershed assessment. $ 80,000 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $401,198 $441,318 $485,450 $533,995
Total Outyear Budgets $401,198 $441,318 $485,450 $533,995
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Existing schedules for the FY2000 budget may change due to weather conditions. All on the ground projects occur in mountainous areas at elevation up to 5500 feet above sea level, where upredictable weather patterns may occur.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority, 1997. Intergrated Watershed Projects: The Process and Criteria for Selecting Watershed Projects for the Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Program. No
Columbia River Fish & Wildlife Program, 1994. Columbia River Basin Fish & Wildlife Program No
CRITFC, 1995. WY-KAN-USH-MI-WA-KISH-WIT, Spirits of the Salmon, Volume I & II. Portland, OR. No
Harrelson, Cheryl, et al. 1994. Stream Channel Reference Sites: An Illustrated Guide to Field Technique. General Technical Report RM-245. No
Nez Perce Treaty of 1855, 1855. Treaty of 1855 between the Nez Perce Tribe and the United States Federal Government. No
Nez Perce Tribe and Idaho Department of Fish & Game, 1990. Clearwater River Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Production Plan. Power Planning Council & CBFWA. Boise, ID. No
Rosgen, Dave. 1996. Applied River Morphology. Pagosa Springs, CO No
Steward, Cleveland. 1996. Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery. No
USDA Forest Service - Nez Perce National Forest, 1998. South Fork Clearwater River Landscape Assessment, Volume I & II. Idaho County, ID. No
USDA Forest Service - Nez Perce National Forest, 1995. Ecosystem Analysis at the Watershed Scale. Federal Guide for Watershed Analysis. Version 2.2. August, 1995. No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

Newsome Creek has historically had a healthy run of anadromous fish, both salmon and steelhead, as well as resident fish populations within the watershed. Due to man’s impacts on the land and stream, these numbers have plummeted to dangerously low levels. These activities include road building in both the uplands and the riparian area, excess timber harvest, and mining activities in and out of the stream. The Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery (NPTH) has begun efforts to rebuild the salmon population by supplementing spring salmon population within the drainage. The current habitat problems must be addressed in order to contribute to the success of these supplementation efforts. We will work with the U.S. Forest Service and private landowners to create an interagency workgroup to pool resources for the benefit of the watershed. Within section 7.6 of the Columbia River Fish & Wildlife Plan, coordinated, cooperative efforts to protect salmon and steelhead habitat within the basins are needed. Our proposal is organized to meet this objective. We will first address the highest ranked limiting factor of excess sediment input from the uplands while simultaneously monitoring hydrological function of the stream as well. Monitoring will be done using Rosgen stream survey’s to access hydrological functions, snorkel counts to document juvenile survival, and redd counts to document adult spawning success. These activities will be discussed in detail within the next section of this document.


Reviews and Recommendations

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

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