Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20087

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 Protect and Restore Mill Creek Watershed
BPA Project Proposal Number 20087
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 Heidi Stubbers
Mailing Address P.O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088437406
Fax 2088437310
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
Short Description Protect and enhance critical riparian areas of the Mill Creek Watershed to provide quality habitat for Chinook salmon, Steelhead trout, Bull trout, and resident fish by working with an overall watershed approach.
Target Species Chinook salmon, Steelhead trout, Bull trout, and Westslope Cutthroat 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: 2.2C; 7.1; 7.6; 7.6A.1-2; 7.6B1-6; 7.6C.2; 7.6C.5; 7.6D; 7.7; 7.7A.1; 7.7A.4; 7.8A.1-6
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Land and Resource Management Plans for National Forests and Bureau of Land Management Resource Areas in the Upper Columbia River Basin and Snake River Basin Evolutionary Significant Units, 1998.
Other Planning Document References Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program; Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit, Spirit of the Salmon, The Columbia River Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama Tribes; Clearwater River Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Production Plan; South Fork Clearwater River Landscape Assessment

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
8335000 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Supplemetation No
9608600 Clearwater Focus Coordinator Idaho Soil Conservation Commission Co-coordinator for Clearwater River Subbasin No
9600600 Clearwater Focus Watershed/Co-corridinator was in umbrella table No
9607709 Protect and Restore Squaw & Papoose Creek Watersheds was in umbrella table No
9607711 Restore McComas Meadows/Meadow Creek Watershed was in umbrella table No
9607708 Protect and Restore the Lolo Creek Watershed was in umbrella table No
9901700 Rehabilitate Lapwai Creek was in umbrella table No
9901600 Protect and Restore Big Canyon Creek Watershed was in umbrella table No
20086 Rehabilitate Newsome Creek Watershed was in umbrella table No
20084 Protect and Restore the North Lochsa Face Analysis Area Watersheds was in umbrella table No
20085 Analyse and Improve Fish Screens was in umbrella table No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Coordinate to develop Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Nez Perce National Forest and Nez Perce Tribe. a. Develop MOU to define each entities responsibilities.
1. b. Review and revise MOU to avoid duplication of tasks.
2. Construct fence to protect the riparian corridor and critical spawning areas. a. Establish location of new fence.
2. b. Purchase fencing materials.
2. c. Construct three miles of fence to protect riparian corridor and critical spawning areas.
3. Develop monitoring plan to monitor success of excluding cattle and the regeneration of riparian vegetation. a. Coordinate with NPNF to compile baseline data.
3. b. Compile data and correlate the data into a monitoring plan to measure success of excluding grazing effects and the regeneration of riparian vegetation.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 12/01/99 12/01/00 N/A X 10.0%
2 03/01/00 07/01/00 Riparian protection fence constructed X 80.0%
3 05/01/00 12/01/00 Develop Monitoring Plan X 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 27,860
Fringe 24% Non-Tax Exempt, Perm Staff 14% Tax-Exempt, Perm Staff $ 4,526
Supplies Post-pounders, auger, office supplies. $ 1,200
Travel GSA vehicle lease, perdiem, meetings $ 5,500
Indirect 22.9% $ 8,950
Subcontractor $ 15,000
Total Itemized Budget $ 63,036

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 63,036
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 63,036
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 Range, Fisheries Expertise, and Administration $ 1,000 unknown
Earth Conservation Corps/ Salmon Corps $ 500 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 40,000 $ 35,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 40,000 $ 35,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Inclement weather

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority. 1997. Integrated watershed projects: The process and Criteria for Selecting Watershed Projects for the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. No
Nez Perce Tribe and Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 1990. clearwater River Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Porduction Plan. Lapwai and Boise, Idaho. No
Nez Perce Tribe and Nez Perce National Forest, 1998. Draft Memorandum of Understanding. No
Nez Perce Treaty of 1855 with the United States Federal Government. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1994. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Rosgen, Dave. 1996. Applied River Morphology. Wildland Hydrology, Pagoas Springs, Colorado. No
Steward, Cleveland R. 1996. Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery. Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management. No
USDA. 1997. National Indian Forest Resource Management Act, Public Law 101-630. No
USDA Forest Service. 1998. South Fork Clearwater River Landscape Assessment, Vols. I and II. Nez Perce National Forest. Grangeville, Idaho. Yes

Section 7. Abstract


The Mill Creek Watershed is located in the South Fork Clearwater River. This watershed drains 23,325 acres, of particular importance to steelhead and westslope cutthroat trout. Supplementation of Chinook salmon by the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery (NPTH) furthers the importance of restoration to the Nez Perce Tribe. A combination of grazing, timber harvest, and road building land management activities have altered the stream and riparian process. The overall goal of this project is to restore the physical and biological characteristics of the Mill Creek Watershed through protecting critical riparian habitat from grazing effects through fencing. This goal will assist in the restoration of Chinook salmon, steelhead trout, and resident salmonids. These goals will be accomplished by establishing a riparian protection fence, in turn allowing the riparian vegetation to grow and heal without disturbance. This riparian corridor will produce habitat for fish and wildlife, enhance cover to the stream, reduce sediment delivery, improve water temperatures, and improve water quality. A monitoring plan created in coordination with this project will measure the success of restoration activities throughout the watershed. The improvement of natural characteristics, through the outcomes of this project, will increase fish and wildlife habitat, and benefit tribal culture.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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