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Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

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 Enhance North Fork John Day River Subbasin Anadromous Fish Habitat
BPA Project Proposal Number 20131
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) CTUIR
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Gary A. James
Mailing Address P.O. Box 638
City, State, Zip Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone 5412764109
Fax 5412764348
E-mail jaburke@ucinet.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin John Day
 
Short Description Increase production of indigenous wild stocks of spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead within the North Fork of the John Day River Subbasin.
Target Species The following anadromous species: indigenous wild spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead; resident fish (including bull trout) and wildlife will also benefit from habitat enhancements proposed under this project.


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 and 7.8
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Not Applicable
Other Planning Document References John Day River Basin Fish Habitat Improvement Implementation Plan, pages 11, 20 and 29 (Stuart, 1988). John Day River Subbasin Fish Habitat Enhancement Project, BPA Project # 84-21 Statement of Work, pages 1 and 2 (Neal, 1996). Stream Restoration Program for the North Fork Subbasin of the John Day River, pages 1, 23, 31 and 32 (OWRD, 1992). Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi-Wa-Kish-Wit -Volume 1, pages 5B-12 through 5B-14 and Volume 2, page 40 (CRITFC, 1995).


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
8402100 John Day River Subbasin Fish Habitat Enhancement Will complement project by integrating existing on-the-ground efforts into a comprehensive watershed management approach. Both projects will operate independently, but function as part of an interdependent program. No
9137 John Day Watershed Restoration Will complement project by integrating existing on-the-ground efforts into a comprehensive watershed management approach. Both projects will operate independently, but function as part of an interdependent program. No
9605300 North Fork John Day River Dredge Tailings Restoration Will complement project by integrating existing on-the-ground efforts into a comprehensive watershed management approach. Both projects will operate independently, but function as part of an interdependent program. No
8710001 Umatilla River Basin Anadromous Fish Habitat Enhancement Project Will share personnel, vehicles and equipment. No
9604601 Walla Walla Basin Habitat Enhancement Will share personnel, vehicles and equipment. No
9608300 Grande Ronde Basin Habitat Enhancement Will share personnel, vehicles and equipment. No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Implement habitat enhancements on private properties in the North Fork of the John Day River Subbasin. a. Pre-construction preparation:
1. . Sub-task a.1. Prepare grant proposals and cost-share agreements.
1. . Sub-task a.2. Develop easements for proposed habitat enhancements.
1. . Sub-task a.3. Conduct cultural/archeological surveys in proposed project areas (Section 106 Compliance).
1. . Sub-task a.4. Complete project(s) design(s) and layout(s).
1. . Sub-task a.5. Solicit bids and award sub-contracts for proposed enhancements.
1. b. Implement habitat enhancements.
1. . Sub-task b.1. Construct riparian corridor fencing.
1. . Sub-task b.2. Plant native grasses, shrubs and trees in project areas.
1. . Sub-task b.3. Control noxious weeds in project areas.
1. c. Conduct post-implementation final reviews to insure sub-contract conformity.
2. Collect pre and post-project data to quantify short and long-term effects of habitat enhancements in the North Fork of the John Day Subbasin. a. Conduct habitat surveys in proposed habitat enhancement areas.
2. b. Conduct biological inventories within proposed and existing habitat enhancement project areas to determine anadromous fish abundance.
2. c. Establish photo point and stream channel transects to measure changes in channel morphology and vegetative response.
2. d. Sample aquatic macroinvertebrate poulations to document response to habitat enhancements.
2. e. Deploy thermographs and obtain June through September stream temperature data.
3. Continue watershed planning, scoping and education processes to identify impacts, attain local solutions to detrimental land use practices, and promote support of habitat enhancement measures in the North Fork John Day River Subbasin. a. Provide oral presentations, workshops, tours, scoping meetings and other community outreach efforts to landowners, school groups, special interest groups and agency personnel.
3. b. Produce educational materials for display and public distribution.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 02/01/00 01/01/01 salmonid and macroinvertebrate utilization in enhancement areas increased annual salmonid and macroinvertebrate utilization trends 80.0%
1 02/01/00 01/01/01 native plant species abundance and survival increased annual native vegetation recovery trends  
1 02/01/00 01/01/01 streambank stability increased annual streambank stabilization trends  
1 02/01/00 01/01/01 solar input into stream channel decreased annual riparian solar input trends  
1 02/01/00 01/01/01 stream channel morphology decreased annual channel width to depth ratio trends  
2 02/01/00 01/01/01 N/A 8.0%
3 02/01/00 01/01/01 N/A 12.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 47,500
Fringe $ 13,300
Supplies $ 55,000
Operating Not Applicable - New Project Proposal. $ 0
Travel $ 7,740
Indirect $ 42,004
Subcontractor Fence construction, noxious weed control, and tree planting $ 40,000
Total Itemized Budget $205,544


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $205,544
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $205,544
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
CTUIR Partial salary for Fisheries Program Manager, Project Leader, Habitat Technician, Office Manager and Secretary $ 55,106 unknown
BIA Training and Per Diem $ 600 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $210,000 $215,000 $220,000 $225,000
Total Outyear Budgets $210,000 $215,000 $220,000 $225,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Possible constraints may include delays in securing conservation easements due to longer than anticipated negotiations with landowners.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Beschta, R.L., Platts, W.S., and Kaufmann, B. 1991. Field Review of Fish Habitat Improvement Projects in the Grande Ronde and John Day River Basins of Eastern Oregon. No
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. 1995. Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi-Wa-Kish-Wit Spirit of the Salmon. Columbia River Anadromous Fish Plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakima Tribes. Portland, Oregon. No
James, G. 1984. John Day River Basin-Recommended Salmon and Steelhead Habitat Improvement Measures. Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Mission, Oregon. Yes
Neal, J.A. 1996. John Day River Subbasin Fish Habitat Enhancement Project Statement of Work and Budget. John Day, Oregon. No
Neal, J.A. November 30, 1998. Personal comment stated in a phone conversation. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1990. Columbia Basin System Planning-Salmon and Steelhead Production Plan for the John Day Basin. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. Yes
Olsen, E.A., Lindsay, R.B., and Smith, B.J. 1984. John Day River Habitat Enhancement Evaluation Annual Progress Report. DOE/BP-294, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Olsen, E., Pierce, P., McLean, M., and Hatch, K. 1992. Stock Summary Reports for Columbia River Anadromous Salmonids-Volume II: Oregon subbasins above Bonneville Dam. DOE/BP-94402-2, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Oregon Water Resources Department. 1992. Stream Restoration Program for the North Fork Subbasin of the John Day River. Yes
Reeve, R. 1988. A Low Maintenance Fence "from" Groundwork-Wasco County Soil & Water Conservation District Newsletter. Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon. No
Sanchez, J. December 7, 1998. Personal comment stated in a phone conversation. No
Sanchez, J., Dougan, J., Frazier, B., Metz, R., and Scheeler, C. 1988. North Fork John Day River and Tributaries-Fish Habitat Improvement Implementation Plan. BPA Project Number 84-8, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Stuart, A. and Williams, S.H. 1988. John Day River Basin Fish Habitat Improvement Implementation Plan. BPA Project Number 84-21, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. Yes
USDA, Forest Service-Intermountain Region Wildlife Management. 1985. Aquatic Ecosystem Inventory-Macroinvertebrate Analysis, Chapter 5 Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Surveys "from" Fisheries Habitat Surveys Handbook. R-4 FSH 2609.23. Provo, Utah. No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

Funds are being sought to improve anadromous salmonid habitat on private lands, provide educational outreach opportunities and monitor habitat enhancements in the North Fork of the John Day Subbasin. The project goal is to protect and enhance habitat for improved natural production of indigenous, wild spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead in the John Day River Basin. Project objectives include public scoping and education, implementation of habitat enhancements, and monitoring habitat improvements. This project is consistent with NPPC Measure Numbers 7.6, 7.7 and 7.8. The project entails coordinated, cooperative efforts to protect and improve anadromous fisheries habitat on a comprehensive watershed management basis. Improved habitat quality will provide increased juvenile and adult freshwater survival and result in greater offspring out-migration. Habitat limiting factors have been identified by the tribes and agencies in various documents over the past 15 years. This information will be relied upon to assist the project with prioritization of habitat needs. The CTUIR will implement passive, natural recovery processes in combination with intensive native revegetation efforts to restore anadromous fish habitat on private lands in the North Fork of the John Day River Subbasin. Short-term (three to five years) project effects shall include native plant community recovery, increased stream bank stability, and increased stream channel shading. Long-term (25 to 100 years) project effects shall include changes in hydrological features, vegetation succession, channel narrowing, cooler stream temperatures, reduced sediment input, increased wood recruitment, greater riparian and in-stream habitat diversity, and increased bird, mammal, macroinvertebrate and salmonid populations. Pre and post-project monitoring shall include: (1) stream channel transect measurements, (2) summer (with foilage) and fall (without foilage) photo documentation, (3) modified Hankin and Reeves physical surveys, (4) summer and fall macroinvertebrate sampling, (5) biological sampling, and (6) stream temperature monitoring. Project success will be evaluated by changes in: (1) channel width to depth ratios, (2) vegetative response, (3) riparian solar input, (4) pool to riffle ratios, (5) macroinvertebrate and salmonid abundance and diversity, and (6) stream temperatures.


Reviews and Recommendations

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