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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 Yakima River Subbasin Assessment
BPA Project Proposal Number 20117
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Yakama Indian Nation
Business acronym (if appropriate) YN

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Lynn Hatcher, Fisheries Program Manager
Mailing Address P.O. Box 151
City, State, Zip Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone 5098656262
Fax 5098656293
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Compile and evaluate existing fisheries and watershed information and perform field verification to prioritize protection, restoration and analysis needs throughout the Yakima River Subbasin, based on potential benefit to the fisheries resources.
Target Species Yakima River chinook, coho, steelhead

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: 7.6A.1, 7.6A.2, 7.6B.3, 7.6B.4, 7.6C
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References Wy-Kan-Ush-Me-Wa-Kish-Wit, Yakima River Subbasin Plan, basinwide recommendations

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
20510 Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project Umbrella Dependence of supplementation on habitat carrying capacity No
9803300 Restore Upper Toppenish Creek Watershed Yes
9901300 Ahtanum Creek Watershed Assessment Yes
9803400 Reestablish Safe Access Into Tributaries of the Yakima Subbasin Yes
9705000 Little Naches Riparian and In-Channel Restoration Yes
9705300 Toppenish-Simcoe Instream Flow Restoration Yes
926200 Yakama Nation Riparian/Wetlands Restoration Project Yes
9603501 Satus Watershed Restoration Yes
20547 Yakima Subbasin Habitat/Watershed Project Umbrella Yes
9705100 Yakima Basin Side Channels Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Compile, evaluate, and ground-truth existing information on historical and current watershed condition and anadromous fish use within the Yakima River Subbasin. a. Describe historical (i.e. normative) and current watershed condition and function,
1. b. Describe historical and current anadromous fish usage within the watershed.
1. c. Identify key habitat for protection or restoration, and key locations for reestablishing passage.
1. d. Identify limiting factors where anadromous fish populations are depressed,
2. Compile and evaluate information on social and economic factors affecting anadromous fisheries restoration in the Yakima River Subbasin. e. Survey land ownership, land use, and water use within the watershed,
2. f. Survey existing, ongoing, and planned watershed and fisheries studies within the watershed,
3. Perform ground-truthing of factors limiting fisheries resources, and riparian PFC assessment to identify condition, trend, and causes of degradation in key watershed sub-units, g. Ground-truth findings on limiting factors identified above. Assess riparian/stream condition, trends and causes of degradation in key watershed sub-units.
4. Integrate information, identifying and prioritizing: 1) watershed sub-units, based on potential for protection or restoration of high quality anadromous fish habitat, and 2) information gaps, where potential is indeterminate. . .
5. Prepare a concise report on the results of the assessment. .

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 06/01/00 07/01/00 35.0%
2 05/01/00 07/01/00 20.0%
3 07/01/00 08/01/00 20.0%
4 08/01/00 09/01/00 15.0%
5 09/01/00 09/01/00 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Project Manager, 640 hours, Bookkeeper, 80 hours $ 15,311
Fringe @ 25.3% $ 3,874
Supplies Miscellaneous supplies $ 2,000
Operating vehicles, fuel, repairs, insurance $ 8,900
Indirect @ 23.5% $ 7,070
Subcontractor $197,904
Total Itemized Budget $235,059

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $235,059
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $235,059
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

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Weather conditions will affect the timing of field studies; the initiation of the assessment is timed accordingly.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, 1998, Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Washington 194 p. plus appendices. No
Kinnison, H. B. and Sceva, J.E., 1963, Effects of Hydrologic and Geologic Factors on Streamflow of the Yakima River Basin, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 1595. No
Parker, G.L. and Storey, F.B., 1916, Water Powers of the Cascade Range Part III, Yakima River Basin, U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 369, 169 pp. No
Independent Scientific Group, 1996, Return to theRiver, Restorationof Salmonid Fishes in theColumbia River Ecosystem…584p. No

Section 7. Abstract


The Yakima River sub-basin, once perhaps the most productive anadromous fishery of the Columbia River Basin - beset by regulation, diversion, urban development, and various habitat-degrading land uses - now produces a small fraction of its former fish runs. There have been many efforts undertaken to understand and address problems causing the decline of fish runs. A substantial body of information now exists on the nature of these problems, and possible solutions. In accordance with the NPPC’s intention to coordinate fisheries restoration efforts within subbasins, and consistent with their Fish and Wildlife Program, we propose to perform an assessment of the Yakima River Subbasin, with the goal of providing a framework for future fisheries restoration activities. We will: compile existing information on past and present watershed functioning and fisheries resources, and on land and water use; divide the subbasin into groundwater zones; subdivide the groundwater zones by climate/vegetation factors into subbasin units; identify watershed units with high existing or anadromous fishery potential; identify factors limiting fish production. Following field verification, we will synthesize the information to prioritize protection and restoration of habitat, reestablishment of passage, and further analysis needs. A report summarizing the assessment results will be completed in September, 2000.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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