Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199004400

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 Implement Fisheries Enhancement Opportunities: Coeur D'alene Reservation
BPA Project Proposal Number 199004400
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Coeur d'Alene Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) CDA Tribe

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Kelly Lillengreen
Mailing Address P.O. Box 408
City, State, Zip Plummer, ID 83851
Phone 2086865302
Fax 2086863021
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Inter-Mountain
Subbasin Coeur d'Alene
Short Description Enhance critical watershed habitat to mitigate limiting factors for westslope cutthroat and bull trout in the Coeur d'Alene subbasin. Maintain compensatory harvest opportunities and develop environmental educational programs in local schools.
Target Species Westslope cutthroat and bull trout

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: 10.1, 10.1A, 10,1B, 10.8B.20, 10.8B.21
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
Other Planning Document References Upper Columbia River Basin Draft Environmental Impact Statement (USDA 1997) Status of the Interior Columbia Basin, Summary of Scientific Findings (USDA 1996) Coeur d'Alene Lake Management Plan (IDEQ 1997) IDFG Fisheries Management Plan, 1996-2000 (IDFG 1996) Determination Status for the Columbia River Bull Trout (USFWS 1998) Feasibility Report on Restoration of Coeur d'Alene Tribal Fisheries (UCUT 1985) Coeur d'Alene Tribe Project Management Plan (BPA 1998) Supplementation Feasibility Report (BPA 1998) State of Idaho Bull Trout Conservation Plan (1996) Report on Coeur d'Alene Lake (EPA 1977) Agricultural Pollution Abatement Plan, Lake Creek Watershed (Kootenai-Shoshone Soil Conservation District 1991) Lake Creek Watershed Assessment (EPA 1998)

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): resident

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
1987 NPPC ammended the F&W Program to include baseline stream surveys of tributaries located on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation.
1990 Conducted field surveys of Reservation streams.
1990 Completed annual report which assessed the enhancement potential of Reservation streams for westslope cutthroat and bull trout.
1991 Physical and biological surveys were completed on the ten tributaries identified for further study.
1991 Used a modified Missouri method of evaluating streams in combination with information on biological indicators to select target tributaries for restoration and enhancement.
1992 Began using watershed assessment techniques to describe watershed processes and resource conditions in target tributaries on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation.
1993 Conducted baseline population evaluations for westslope cutthroat trout and macroinvertebrates in each target tributary.
1993 Identified limiting factors for westlope cutthroat and bull trout in target tributaries.
1994 Developed recommendations to improve and protect habitat while increasing numbers of westslope cutthroat and bull trout in target tributaries.
1994 Recommendations of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe were adopted by NPPC.
1995 Priority areas for restoration were identified in the four target watersheds.
1995 Initiated the first demonstration projects. Erected 2.8 km of exclusion fencing, installed bank protection structures, constructed pool habitat, and reestablished connections with historic floodplain channels at two locations.
1995 Implemented the first compensatory harvest project by planting 1000 rainbow trout into Worley Pond.
1996 Implemented additional demonstration projects. Erected 1.9 km of exclusion fencing, placed LWD in a 300 meter test reach, installed two current deflectors, and planted more than 9,000 trees and shrubs.
1996 Maintained and stocked Worley Trout Pond with over 3000 rainbow trout.
1997 Completed 5-year management plan for enhancement of Tribal fisheries.
1997 Continued project implementation. Constructed and enhanced 4 acres of wetland habitat, constructed a side-channel rearing pond, built a bio-revetment to protect 100 meters of streambank, and planted more than 9,000 trees and shrubs.
1997 Stocked Worley Pond with 2200 rainbow trout.
1998 Constructed and enhanced 2 acres of wetland habitat and planted more than 9,000 trees and shrubs.
1998 Stocked of Worley Pond with 1400 rainbow trout.
1998 Compiled comprehensive lists of landowner contacts in each of the target watersheds.
1998 Initiated a gravel study in known spawning tributaries of each target watershed to quantify the quality and quantity of available spawning gravel.
1998 Collected over 400 individual tissue samples from 13 location to determine stock purity and relatedness of westslope cutthroat trout stocks.
1998 Completed supplementation feasibility report for westslope cutthroat trout on Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9004400 Implement Fisheries Enhancement Opportunities: Coeur D'alene Reservation Yes
9004401 Lake Creek Land Acquisition Yes
9004402 Coeur d'Alene Tribe Trout Production Facility Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Implement habitat restoration projects that will ultimately increase production of resident westslope cutthroat and bull trout in four target watersheds. a. Identify projects using existing information from watershed assessments and biological surveys.
1. b. Work with private landowners to procure long term lease agreements or riparian easements.
1. c. Conduct project planning activities including: complete project descriptions, submit information for BPA supplemental analysis, coordinate with partnership agencies, and obtain permits.
1. d. Implement riparian and upland enhancement projects in target watersheds.
1. e. Develop sites that will provide high quality rearing habitat for juvenile fish.
1. f. Implement wetland enhancement projects in target watersheds.
2. Monitor changing biological and chemical conditions in target watersheds and evaluate the success of restoration projects. a. Conduct trend monitoring activities. Measure water quality parameters at 10 sites. Measure fish abundance and diversity at 95 sites. Monitor fish migration in target watersheds.
2. b. Conduct effectiveness monitoring at each project site. Measure specific habitat variables according to project needs. Use photo documentation where appropriate.
3. Provide compensatory harvest opportunities for the Reservation community at dispersed sites to reduce fishing pressure on target stocks. a. Maintain and stock existing trout ponds consistent with management direction.
3. b. Evaluate trout pond project effectiveness by conducting creel surveys, angler interviews and year- end population estimates.
4. Encourage long-term support of restoration activities by enlisting participation of local school districts, landowners and other agencies in the planning and implementation of projects. a. Enlist participation in the restoration program through classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and a summer internship program.
4. b. Facilitate watershed work group meetings to disseminate program information and develop cooperative opportunities for restoration. Coordinate community and agency activities to integrate restoration projects.
4. c. Publish a quarterly newsletter detailing restoration activities and other program highlights.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/00 09/01/02 Achieve 25% habitat improvement target. 46.0%
2 03/01/01 09/01/01 Track 8 water quality parameters at 10 sites. 17.0%
3 05/01/01 09/01/01 Reduce fishing pressure on target stocks by 9,000 angler hours. 24.0%
4 10/01/00 09/01/01 13.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 4 FTE's, 2 Part-time, 6-8 seasonal $307,000
Fringe 41% of personnel costs $125,870
Supplies office supplies, restoration materials, etc. $ 48,624
Operating equipment repair/maintenance, vehicles and milage $ 22,165
Capital $ 9,130
NEPA To be completed by program staff. $ 0
Travel Includes training $ 8,000
Indirect Calculated @ 31.6% minus capital acquisitions and subcontracts $129,887
Other Communications $ 4,166
Subcontractor Restoration implementation, macroinvertebrate sample analysis $ 30,412
Total Itemized Budget $685,254

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $685,254
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $685,254
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
EPA Section 106 Water quality monitoring $ 50,000 unknown
EPA Section 319 BMP Implementation $ 10,000 unknown
Soil Conservation District BMP Implementation $ 12,000 unknown
USDA Project monitoring $ 25,000 unknown
CDA Tribe Summer Intern Program $ 5,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $719,516 $755,492 $793,267 $832,930
Total Outyear Budgets $719,516 $755,492 $793,267 $832,930

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Critical constraints include: funding stability over time, timeliness of procurring funds, adequate landowner participation, and catastrophic natural events (floods, wind storms, etc.).

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Armour, C.L., K.P. Burnham, and W.S. Platts. 1983. Field methods and statistical analyses for monitoring small salmonid streams. USDI, Fish and Wildlife Service, FWS/OBS 83/33. Washington, D.C. No
Beschta, R.L., W.S. Platts, and B. Kaufman. 1991. Field review of fish habitat improvement projects in the Grande Ronde and John Day River basin of Eastern Oregon. No
Bisson, P.A., J.L. Nielsen, R.A. Palmason, and L.E. Grove. 1981. A system of naming habitat types in small streams, with examples of habitat utilization by salmonids during low streamflow. American Fisheries Society Symposium, Portland, OR. No
Conlin, K. and B.D. Tutty. 1979. Juvenile salmon field trapping manual. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Fisheries and Marine Service Resource Services Branch, Habitat Protection Division, Vancouver, B.C. 136 pp. No
Edelen, W. and D. Allen. 1998. A Chronicle of Latah Creek: Fisheries and Land Use. Spokane County Conservation District. Spokane, WA. No
Ellis, M.N. 1932. Pollution of the Coeur d'Alene River and adjacent waters by mine wastes. U.S. Bureau of Fisheries. Mimeo Report. 55p. No
Fajen, O.F. and R.E. Wehnes. 1981. Missouri’s method of evaluating stream habitat. In: Armantrout (ed.), Acquisition and Utilization of Aquatic Habitat Inventory Information. American Fisheries Society, Portland, OR. No
Hickman, T. and R.F. Raleigh. 1982. Habitat suitability index models: cutthroat trout. USDI, Fish and Wildlife Service FWS/OBS-82/10.5. No
Hicks, C.E., L.C. Belusz, D.J. Witter, and P.S. Haverland. 1983. Application of angler attitudes and motives to management strategies of Missouri’s trout parks. Fisheries 8(5): 2-7. No
Hoag, J.C. 1993. How to plant willows and cottonwoods for riparian rehabilitation. In: Proceedings-Streambank Stabilization Workshop: Bioengineering Techniques. Pendleton, OR, February, 1995. No
Hoag, J.C., G.L. Young, and J.L. Gibbs. 1991. Planting techniques for vegetating riparian areas from the Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. Paper presented at The 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management, Spokane, WA. 6pp. No
Hodgson, T. 1998. Historical Tour of the Benewah Valley. Benewah Valley Association. Benewah, ID. No
Hunt, R.L. 1993. Trout Stream Therapy. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisconsin. 74 pp. No
Idaho Division of Environmental Quality. 1997. Coeur d'Alene Lake Management Plan. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Environmental Quality. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Yes
IDFG. 1996. Fisheries Management Plan, 1996-2000. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise, ID. No
Kappesser, G. 1992. Riffle Armor Stability Index. Version 4.1. USDA, Forest Service. 7p. No
Kauffmann, J.B., R.L. Beschta, and W.S. Platts. 1993. Fish habitat improvement projects in the Fifteenmile Creek and Trout Creek basins of central Oregon: Field review and management recommendations. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, OR. No
Lambert, S.M., and M. Boswell. 1994. Selecting, preparing, and handling native plant materials. In: Proceedings-Streambank Stabilization Workshop: Bioengineering Techniques. Pendleton, OR, February, 1995. No
Lillengreen, K., A.J. Vitale, and R. Peters. 1996. Fisheries habitat evaluation on tributaries of the Coeur d’ Alene Indian Reservation: 1993, 1994 annual report. Project Number 90-044. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. 260p. Yes
Mallet, J. 1968. Coeur d’Alene Lake fisheries investigations. Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game. 3-6 pp. No
Miko, D.A., H.L. Schramm, S.D. Arey, J.A. Dennis, and N.E. Mathews. 1995. Determination of stocking densities for satisfactory put and take rainbow trout fisheries. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 15: 823-829. No
National Research Council (NRC). 1992. Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 552 pp. No
Montgomery, D.R. and J.M. Buffington. 1993. Channel classification, prediction of channel response, and assessment of channel condition. Wash. Edpt. Nat. Res. Rep. TFW-SH10-93-002. Olympia, WA. 86p. No
NPPC. 1994. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Plan. No
Oien, W.E. 1957. A pre-logging invetory of four trout streams in northern Idaho. M.S. Thesis. University of Idaho. Moscow, Idaho. 92p. No
Pfancuch, D.J. 1975. Stream reach inventory and channel stability evaluation. USDA, Forest Service. 15p. No
Plafkin, J.L., M. Barbour, K. Porter, S. Gross, and R. Hughes. 1989. Rapid bioassessment protocols for use in streams and rivers: benthic macroinvertebrates and fish. EPA Report 444/4-89-001, Washington, D.C. No
Platts, W.S. 1990. Managing fisheries and wildlife on rangelands grazed by livestock. Nevada Department of Fish and Wildlife. No
Platts, W.S., and 12 coauthors. 1987. Methods for evaluating riparian habitats with applications to management. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report, INT-221. 177 pp. No
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 1977. Report on Coeur d’Alene Lake, Benewah and Kootenai Counties, Idaho. U.S EPA, National Eutrophication Survey Working Paper No. 778. Washington, D.C. Yes
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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. Objectives 1, 2, and 4 are OK for multi-year review cycle, review in FY2003 for reporting of results. Do not fund objective 3 (24% of budget), the put-and-take trout pond objectives, until they are better justified and subjected to environmental review for potential impacts to native biota.

Comments: This project is basically a habitat restoration and education program to enhance the natural reproduction of native westslope cutthroat trout to mitigate losses of Pacific salmon and steelhead. It has many strengths: a strong watershed/ecosystem approach in collaboration with other projects, a well thought out scientifically rational approach, a strong monitoring program, an emphasis on improvement through natural processes compared to human technological intervention, an emphasis on native species of fish and plants, and an awareness of the need to obtain public support, over a relatively long time frame, via education and demonstration of success. We stand to learn and gain a lot from this project.

This was a well written and comprehensive proposal. Reviewers especially commended the project's emphasis on the conservation/enhancement of native species, and on habitat improvement as a mechanism. In addition, the relationship to other projects is very strong and well documented. The project history is clearly explained. Objectives and methods are concisely related (although they could have been better "cross-walked" with the budget). Taken on balance, this project proposal is very compelling, well thought out and clearly articulated.

The FWP and 12 other planning documents are referenced. This is one of three CDA Tribe projects (9004401, 9004402) that could use an umbrella. There is a good history of accomplishments (many the same as 9004402, which suggests that an umbrella proposal might have been appropriate). There are good objectives and tasks for 4 target watersheds. Cost sharing with EPA and USDA is a definite plus, considering the high temperatures and high sediment loads. There are good sections on background and rationale, as well as excellent history, and objectives narratives. The methods narrative of objectives by tasks is excellent. Facilities and budget seem reasonable. The resumes look good, as do the plans for information transfer. This project has good coordination with other projects, but needs to specify how its activities justify a large budget and how they are different from enhancement under the wildlife project? It needs to present more detail on interim results – more interpretation of where they are in relation to where they began and where they want to go. The artificial put-and-take trout ponds are a separate objective in this proposal and deserve further specific review. They should describe assurances that these trout ponds are in a closed system. Will they be located in a floodplain? This objective deserves to be put on hold until better explained and justified.

The set of three interrelated Coeur d'Alene Tribe proposals (including 9004400, 9004401, 9004402) might have benefited from an umbrella.

CBFWA: Resident Fish Review Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Screening Criteria: yes

Technical Criteria: yes

Programmatic Criteria: yes

Milestone Criteria: no- There are no milestones listed.

General Comments:

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Technically Sound? Yes
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Proposal identifies tremendous land use management and water quality problems but corrective methods are limited by land ownership patterns.

Proposal includes a detailed description of past accomplishments and biological objectives.

Watershed assessment has been completed.

Technically sound, but too small a scale for the scope of the problem.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999

ISRP Final Review , ISRP 99-4 Recommendation:
Oct 29, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Fund. The original proposal was generally excellent. The response to the ISRP's questions about Objective 3, the construction of put-and-take trout ponds, was of equally high quality. It is clear that the Tribe has thought through their management strategy, has emphasized native stocks, but also needs some interim fishing opportunities to take pressure off the native fish restoration efforts. The put-and-take ponds seem well located (in closed basins not accessible to native species) and are designed to avoid the problems that concerned the ISRP.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
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]

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 (Coeur D'Alene Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Sponsor (Coeur D'Alene Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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