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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 Restore Riparian and Anadromous Fish Habitat in the Upper Sandy Basin
BPA Project Proposal Number 20125
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Mt. Hood National Forest, Zigzag Ranger District
Business acronym (if appropriate) Mt. Hood NF

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jeff Uebel
Mailing Address Zigzag Ranger District, 70220 E Hwy 26
City, State, Zip Zigzag, OR 97049
Phone 5036223191 680
Fax 5036225622
E-mail juebel/
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Columbia Lower
Short Description This project aims to recruit and guide private land owners in developing/implementing in-stream and riparian restoration projects benefitting Lower Columbia River salmonid species and wildlife populations and complementing work on National Forest Lands.
Target Species LCR coho salmon, steelhead, cutthroat, fall and spring chinook.

Project Location

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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: 7.7 Cooperative Habitat Protection and Improvement with Private Landowners 7.7A Coordination of Watershed Activities 7.7A.1-6 7.8 Water Availibility 7.10K Passage into Historic Habitat 7.6 Habitat Goal, Policies and Objectives
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
Other Planning Document References Land and Resource Management Plan (Mt. Hood National Forest), 1990. Record of Decision for Ammendments to Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Planning Documents ….Standards and Guidelines for Management of Habitat for Late-Successional and Old Growth Fores Related Species within..” (Northwest Forest Plan), “Aquatic Conservation Strategy”, B-11 no.2, 1994. Sandy River Basin Fish Management Plan, “Habitat Management Objectives”, C-38 and C-39 : 2.1,1997.

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 Initiated Sandy RiverKeeper Program to promote stream stewardship on private land
1996 Restored 0.5 miles side channel habitat for coho and steelhead habitat
1997 Accessed 0.5 mile high quality coho and steelhead habitat through installation of two fishways on two dams
1997 Improved 0.5 mile steelhead/coho habitat through installation of 50 log/boulder structures and riparian plantings
1998 Constructed 0.25 mile new meandering channel for channelized tributary on private golf course and added two new rearing ponds
1998 Started planning for 0.5 mile stream rehabilitation including fish passage, riparian planting, side channel improvements, and wetland creation.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
RiverKeeper: Partnership w/landowners to improve fish and wildlife habitat Forest Service pilot project No
Sandy River Basin BPA Powerline Right of Way Management. Watershed restoration plan for BPA powerline area (currently being implemented) No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Contact, inform, and recruit land owners with key habitat on mainstem rivers and tributaries in the Upper Sandy River system. a. Identify key habitats and associated land owners from ODFW plan and aerial photo recon.
1. b. Annually contact at least 100 land holders with information on stream stewardship and overview of improvement opportunities.
1. c. Site visits to identify specific opportunities on properties owned by interested land holders (at least 30/year).
1. d. Coordinate/present three public workshops (1/year) for upper Sandy Basin landholders. Workshop will address streamside stewardship, watershed restoration and stream habitat improvement.
2. Assist at least 3 interested landowners in planning and implementing watershed/stream habitat restoration projects a. Plan at least 10 projects and implement at least 3/year.
2. b. Offer assistance in: design services, material aquisition, contract preparation/procurement/administration, volunteer recruitment, coordination, management, additional technical or financial assistance, monitoring, evaluation, and project re-assessment.
3. Monitor and evaluate more than 3 projects annually and prepare annual reports detailing results a. Perform pre/post project monitoring elements such as temeperature, photo-points, site mapping, aquatic algal community assessment, macroinvertebrate and water quality sampling

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/00 09/01/03 30 or more landowners recruited for habitat improvements, annually 30.0%
2 10/01/00 09/01/03 Annually, plan 10 or more in-stream/riparian restoration projects 40.0%
3 10/01/00 09/01/03 Annually,restore and monitor 3 or more project sites 30.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Project leader, manager, and seasonal crew $ 56,000
Fringe $ 0
Supplies Approx 5,000 per project implemented $ 9,000
NEPA Forest Service (force account), five person IDT $ 15,000
Construction Heavy equipment contract for in-channel work, 1 project $ 5,000
Indirect 15% of project costs $ 12,750
Total Itemized Budget $ 97,750

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 97,750
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 97,750
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
USFS-MHNF Existing RiverKeep Program $ 1,500 unknown
ODFW STEP bio support $ 16,000 unknown
Wolftree, Inc. Vol. coord/prof services $ 2,000 unknown
GWEB (plus other grant programs) Average annual project support $ 20,000 unknown
Private Landowners Average annual cash support $ 10,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003
All Phases $147,250 $147,250 $147,250
Total Outyear Budgets $147,250 $147,250 $147,250

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: For in-stream projects, fill permits (ACOE/DSL) may be required and/or Environmental Analysis performed. This may delay implementation of these projects for one year. However, riparian improvement projects should not have any constraints.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Feduk, M.D. 1997. Application of River Spur Design Methods to Watershed Restoration Projects. 2nd Annual US-BC Watershed Restoration Technical Transfer Workshop. No
Land and Resource Management Plan. 1990. USDA-Forest Service. Mt. Hood National Forest, Sandy, OR 97055. No
NR-20. Stream and Watershed Restoration Design and Implementation Workshop. 1998. USDA-Forest Service. Mt. Hood National Forest. Hood River, Oregon. Yes
Record of Decision for Ammendments to Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Planning Documents ….Standards and Guidelines for Management of Habitat for Late-Successional and... 1994. USDA-Forest Service. Mt. Hood National Forest, Sandy, Oregon. Yes
Murtagh, T., J. Massey, and D. Bennett. 1997. Sandy River Basin Fish Management Plan. ODFW, Portland, Oregon. Yes
Robison, E. G. and R.L. Bescheta. 1990. Identifying Trees in Riparian Areas that Can Provide Coarse Woody Debris to Streams. Forest Science 36:3:790-801. Yes
Rosgen, D. 1996. Applied River Morphology. Wildland Hydrology. Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Yes
Salmon River Watershed Analysis. 1995. USDA-Forest Service. Mt. Hood National Forest, Sandy, Oregon. Yes
Slaney, P.A. and D. Zaldokas. 1997. Fish Habitat Rehabilitation Procedures. Watershed Restoration Program. Vancouver, British Columbia., Canada. Yes
Thom, B. and A. Talabere. 1998. Guide to In-stream and Riparian Restoration Sites and Site Selection. p. 15. ODFW, Portland, Oregon. Yes
Upper Sandy Watershed Anaysis. 1996. USDA-Forest Service. Mt. Hood National Forest, Sandy, Oregon. Yes

Section 7. Abstract


The Mt. Hood National Forest has been analyzing, improving, and managing the National Forest through many watershed analysis and implementation plans to protect, improve, and restore the habitats for fish wildlife. Within the federal lands, which are in the upper reaches of the Sandy River basins, are considered very good habitat to improve fish and wildlife stocks. However, the lower reaches of the watershed basin are publicly owned and good opportunities to restore fish habitat and improve fish passage that may increase fish stocks in the upper basin. The RiverKeeper, a partnership program with private land owners, is aimed to assist interested landowners to restore and improve their lands to benefit the fish stocks, passage, habitat, connectivity of riparian reserves in the watershed. This program will improve the connectivity of riparian reserves, a key element for habitat improvements for fish and wildlife. It entails identifying key habitats in private lands, contacting to participate in the program, educating, and assisting the land owners for habitat improvements. The U.S. Forest guidelines for stream and habitat restoration will be used to conduct the site assessment and implementation of each project. Aerial photographs will be taken; assessing the site, coordinating and planning instream and habitat designs will be made; and implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the project design will be studied. Within the three years, the program expects to improve the fish passage, habitat, stocks in the private lands by improving the connectivity of riparian reserves from the National Forest to private lands. The water quality, temperature, aquatic algal community assessment, and macroinvertebrate as well as yearly point shots of each project sites will be monitored and evaluated.

Reviews and Recommendations

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