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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 Umatilla River Basin Anadromous Fish Habitat
BPA Project Proposal Number 198710001
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 James
Mailing Address P.O. Box 638
City, State, Zip Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone 5412764109
Fax 5412764348
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Umatilla
Short Description Increase natural production potential of summer steelhead, chinook salmon and coho salmon in the Umatilla River Basin.
Target Species The following anadromous species: summer steelhead, fall chinook salmon, spring chinook salmon and coho salmon; resident fish (including bull trout) and wildlife also benefit from habitat enhancements implemented 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 Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi-Wa-Kish-Wit -Volume 1, pages 5b-12 through 5B-14 and Volume 2, page 44 (CRITFC, 1995). Umatilla Drainage Fish Habitat Improvement Implementation Plan, pages 6 - 9 and APPENDIX B (ODFW and Others, 1987). The Umatilla River Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Production Plan, pages 27 - 28 (NPPC, 1990). Umatilla Basin Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation Annual Progress Reports, appendices (BPA,1992 -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
1998 Have secured 35 riparian easements on private propteries since 1988.
1998 Have enhanced 13.8 stream miles of habitat on private propteries since 1988.
1998 Have constructed approximately 20 miles of riparian corridor fencing, seeded 5,600 lbs. of native grasses, planted 40,250 native trees, placed 348 pieces of large woody debris, and constructed 59 tree bank revetments, 95 sediment retention
structures, 11 wiers and 39 wing deflectors since 1988.
1998 Have provided numerous oral presentations, tours, workshops, educational opportunities, etc. to promote habitat restoration and watershed management since 1988.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8710002 Umatilla Basin Habitat Improvement Integrate basin-wide approach to identify and remedy habitat limiting factors. While both projects continue to operate independently, they function as part of an interdependent program (based on 1987 Umatilla Drainage Habitat Implementation Plan). No
9000501 Umatilla Basin Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation Enhance habitat based upon habitat limiting factors identified from physical surveys, biological surveys, spawning surveys and water quality data. No
8343500 Umatilla Hatchery Satellite Facilities Operation and Maintenance Increase survival and out-migration potential of released juvenile fish by expanding available rearing habitat. No
8802200 Umatilla River Fish Passage Operations Improve habitat conditions to increase spawning potential of trapped and hauled adult fish. No
9604601 Walla Walla Basin Habitat Enhancement Share personnel, vehicles and equipment. No
9608300 Grande Ronde Basin Habitat Enhancement Share personnel, vehicles and equipment. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Implement and maintain habitat enhancement projects throughout the Umatilla River Basin. a. Pre-construction preparation:
1. . Sub-task a.1. Assess annual maintenance needs in existing project areas.
1. . Sub-task a.2. Prepare grant proposals and cost-share agreements.
1. . Sub-task a.3. Develop conservation easements for proposed habitat enhancements on private lands.
1. . Sub-task a.4. Apply for and obtain necessary fill and removal permits.
1. . Sub-task a.5. Conduct cultural/archeological surveys in proposed project areas (Section 106 Compliance).
1. . Sub-task a.6. Complete project(s) design(s) and layout(s).
1. . Sub-task a.7. Solicit bids and award sub-contracts for proposed enhancements.
1. b. Implement new and maintain existing habitat enhancements.
1. . Sub-task b.1. Place large woody debris and maintain bank stabilization structures.
1. . Sub-task b.2. Construct and maintain riparian corridor fencing.
1. . Sub-task b.3. Plant native grasses, shrubs and trees in project areas.
1. . Sub-task b.4. Control noxious weeds in project areas.
1. c. Conduct post-construction final reviews to insure sub-contract conformity.
2. Collect pre and post-project data to identify habitat limiting factors and to quantify short and long-term effects of habitat enhancements in the Umatilla River Basin. a. Conduct habitat surveys in proposed habitat enhancement areas.
2. b. Conduct biological inventories within proposed and existing habitat enhancement areas to determine anadromous fish utilization.
2. c. Establish and continue photo point and stream channel transect monitoring to measure changes in channel morphology and vegetative response.
2. d. Sample aquatic macroinvertebrate populations to document macroinvertebrate response to habitat enhancements.
2. e. Deploy thermographs and obtain stream temperature data during June through September.
2. f. Monitor suspended sediments year-round at established sites in the upper basin.
3. Continue watershed planning, scoping and education processes by identifying problems and developing creative solutions to land use problems impacting fisheries habitat in the Umatilla River Basin. a. Utilize Washington State University's Umatilla River Basin Watershed Assessment to coordinate and prioritize basin-wide habitat restoration projects.
3. b. Continue outreach efforts at the local community level to assist in identification of habitat impacts and development of long-term solutions.
3. c. Produce educational materials and distribute information to the public.

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 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 $ 96,000
Fringe $ 26,880
Supplies $ 55,000
Operating Approximately 40% of combined funds as indicated in right column comprise needed O&M dollars. $ 0
Travel $ 16,976
Indirect $ 66,251
Subcontractor $ 43,893
Total Itemized Budget $305,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $305,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $305,000
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 Project Leader $ 24,651 unknown
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Vehicle lease and insurance $ 4,000 unknown
BIA Noxious weed control contracts on Indian allotments within and adjacent to habitat projects $ 15,000 unknown
BIA Training and Per Diem $ 600 unknown
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Salaries, fringe benefits and indirect for Hydrologist and Resource Conservationist $ 10,291 unknown
EPA Construction materials and subcontract funds for on-the-ground project implementation $ 35,000 unknown
Umatilla County Road Department Equipment operator and excavator to correct passage problems at three county road bridges $ 8,400 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $315,000 $325,000 $335,000 $345,000
Total Outyear Budgets $315,000 $325,000 $335,000 $345,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Possible constraints may include delays in securing: (1) conservation easements due to longer than anticipated negotiations with landowners, and (2) fill and removal permits due to a slow response time from regulatory agencies.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Adelman, Bob. January 15, 1997. Personal comment stated in a phone conversation. 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. No
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Bureau of Indian Affairs - Umatilla Agency. 1997. Range Management Plan Umatilla Indian Reservation - Range Land Health Standards and Guidelines. Mission, Oregon. No
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. 1992-1997. Umatilla Basin Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation Annual Progress Reports. Physical Habitat Survey Data, Biological Survey Data, Passage Data in Appendices. BPA, Portland, OR. No
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. 1997. Umatilla Basin Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation Project Spawning Survey Data. Mission, Oregon. No
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. 1989-1997. Umatilla River Basin Anadromous Fish Habitat Enhancement Project Annual Reports. BPA, Portland,Oregon. No
Kelly, Christine. June 28, 1997. Personal comment stated in a phone conversation. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1990. Columbia Basin System Planning - Salmon and Steelhead Production Plan for the Umatilla Basin. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. Yes
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. 1996. Department of Environmental Quality's 1994/1996 303(d) List of Water Quality Limited Waterbodies & Oregon's Criteria Used for Listing Waterbodies. No
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, USDA Forest Service and CTUIR. 1988. Umatilla Drainage Fish Habitat Improvement Implementation Plan. Yes
Reeve, Randy. September-October 1988. A Low Maintenance Fence "from" Groundwork-Wasco County Soil & Water Conservation District Newsletter. No
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 1997. TMDL Sediment Subcommittee Spring 1997 Selected Parameters. No
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


Reviews and Recommendations

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

ISRP Preliminary Review , ISRP 99-2 Recommendation:
Fund in part
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Recommendation: Fund in part at a reduced level. Review next year for reports of results and application of monitoring.

Comments: This is not a stand-alone proposal. It can only be evaluated in the context of the Umatilla Subbasin program. The proposal provides a substantial list of data to be collected, but there is no mention of analysis or interpretation of the data. Who will be responsible for analysis? It is not clear from the list of monitoring activities that the needed knowledge will be obtained. What information is needed? For example, the reviewers were not able to discern the value of macroinvertebrate sampling. How will that information be used to relate to the subbasin goals? Response variables need to correspond with the objectives. If the objective is to produce more smolts, this project needs to be closely coordinated with the natural production studies.

CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Reduce Objective 1. Reducing personnel time. Costs reduced as a result of improved efficiencies. General reduction in the scope of the project.

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Technically Sound? Yes
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999

ISRP Final Review , ISRP 99-4 Recommendation:
Fund existing operations
Oct 29, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Fund existing operations. See programmatic recommendation for Umatilla and Walla Walla under project 8903500. Justification for the work as provided in the response seems reasonable. Cost/ mile may be high, but perhaps that is what it takes. The reviewers are now persuaded that watershed assessment and habitat rehabilitation work in the basin is coordinated.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund existing activities
Nov 8, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Mar 1, 2000
[Decision made in 11-3-99 Council Meeting]; Address ISRP comments in BPA contract

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
Sponsor (Confederated Tribes Of The Umatilla Indian Reservation) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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