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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 Deschutes River Umbrella Proposal
BPA Project Proposal Number 20511
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife / Confederated Tribe of the Warm Springs Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW/CTWSRO

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Tony Nigro
Mailing Address P.O. Box 59
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97207
Phone 5038725252
Fax 5038725632
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Deschutes
Short Description Restore the depressed Deschutes River summer steelhead population by restoring and protecting stream habitat. Wildlife will be enhanced and wildlife habitat will be enhanced or acquired.
Target Species Summer steelhead, bull trout, and a variety of wildlife

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: 7.1, 7.1D, 7.1D.1and .2, 7.6, 7.6A, 7.6B.1-.3, 7.6B.6, 7.7, 7.10K.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References Edlund R. And C. Penhollow. 1996. Trout Creek Watershed Resource Inventory, Problem Assessment and Treatment Alternatives. Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District. 46-84. Columbia River Ontertribal Fish Commission. 1996. Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit Spirit of the Salmon, The Columbia River Fish Restoration Plan of the Nez Perze, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakima Tribes. Volumn II p38. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1997. Lower Deschutes River Subbasin Fish Management Plan. 1-24-5 and 1-34. Northwest Biological Consulting. 1983. Trout Creek Restoration. Project No. 83-423. Phase 1 Final Report. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. P15-18.

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
1998 132 miles of riparian livestock exclosure fencing built and maintained on Trout Creek
1998 Trout Creek smolt emigration monitored
1998 236 instream rock weirs built and maintained in Trout Creek and tributaries
1998 189 log weirs placed and maintained in Trout Creek and tributaries
1998 3.7 miles of juniper riprap placed and maintained in Trout Creek and tributaries
1998 3,397 instream boulders placed and maintained in Trout Creek and tributaries
1998 498 pieces of large wood placed and maintained in Trout Creek and tributaries
1998 Developed and maintained six upland Trout Creek livestock watering sites
1998 Facilitated Corps of Engineer initial assessment for removal of 1964 Trout Creek berms
1998 Trout Creek basin habitat survey completed
1998 Bull trout population inventories conducted on the Metolius and Deschutes rivers

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9304000 Fifteenmile Creek Habitat Restoration Project Shared equipment and personnel No
9303000 Buck Hollow Watershed Restoration Yes
9405420 Bull Trout Studies Yes
9404200 Trout Creek Habitat Restoration Project Yes
9306600 Oregon Screens Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Achieve a spawner escapement of 6,575 wild summer steelhead passing upstream of Sherars Falls (Deschutes River - Rm 43) *. *Tasks (Strategies) a, b, and c, work cumulatively to achieve this objective.
1. a. Achieve the annual natural production of 100,000 summer steelhead smolts from Trout Creek
1. b. Restore and recover habitat lost as a consequence of man's activities in the Deschutes River subbasin.
1. c. Achieve fish screening protection at all water diversions and pump intakes on anadromous fish streams.
1. d. Determine the magnitude and cause of out-of-basin origin steelhead straying into the Deschutes River.
2. Restore bull trout populations in the Deschutes River subbasin. a. Determine abundance, distribution, and life history patterns of bull trout in the subbasin.
2. b. Identify population genetic structure, systematics, and distribution of bull trout in the subbasin.
2. c. Identify factors limiting bull trout numbers and distribution.
2. d. Implement measures to restore bull trout habitat
3. Achieve and sustain levels of habitat and species productivity in order to mitigate for all wildlife and wildlife habitat losses caused by the development and operation of the Columbia Basin hydro power system. a. Identify potential protection and enhancement projects within the Hood River / Fifteenmile subbasin.
3. b. Implement wildlife or wildlife enhancement measures.
3. c. Monitor and evaluate wildlife habitat and wildlife species response to implemented enhancement activities within the Hood River/Fifteenmile Creek subbasin.

Objective Schedules and Costs

n/a or no information

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 0
Fringe $ 0
Supplies $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 0

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 0
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 0
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
BPA Funding for Trout Creek Habitat Project $297,050 unknown
ODFW/USFWS Steelhead, chinook, rainbow trout, and bull trout population inventories. $123,679 unknown
CTWS Steelhead, chinook, rainbow trout, and bull trout population inventories. $150,000 unknown
USFS Watershed health improvements on forest land in headwaters $100,000 unknown
USDA-NRCS Implementing conservation measures on private land $150,000 unknown
USDA - NRCS & FSA Conservation Reserve Program - retires cropland to permanent vegetation $300,000 unknown
USDA - NRCS & FSA Hazard mitigation grant to reduce soil erosion on private land $ 50,000 unknown
Local landowners cost share for implementing EQIP practices $ 48,000 unknown
Trout Creek, Buck Hollow, and Bakeoven watershed councils In kind support $ 6,000 unknown
Oregon Water Trust Acquistion and conversion of water rights to instream rights $ 25,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Deschutes River subbasin umbrella encompasses individual project proposals with a common goal of restoring summer steelhead and bull trout populations in their historic habitats in the subbasin in accordance with the Lower Deschutes River Subbasin Fish Management Plan (July 1997), the Upper Deschutes River Fish Management Plan (September 1997), and the Crooked River Fish Management Plan (May 1997). The interim summer steelhead spawner escapement goal (without passage at the Pelton / Round Butte Hydro Electric Complex) is 6,575 wild escapement upstream from Sherars Falls. One measure of project success will be the achievement of adult summer steelhead spawner escapement objectives for the Deschutes River, and restoring bull trout numbers and distribution within the subbasin. ODFW and CTWS monitoring and evaluation projects will be used to evaluate project implementation and make management adjustments. Restoring wildlife numbers and species diversity will be accomplished by assessing habitat limitations, opportunities, and acquiring and/or enhancing wildlife habitat in the subbasin.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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