Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199304000

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 Fifteenmile Creek Habitat Restoration Project (Request Multi-Year Funding)
BPA Project Proposal Number 199304000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Raymond E. Hartlerode / Steven L. Springston
Mailing Address 3450 W 10th St.
City, State, Zip The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone 5412968026
Fax 5412967889
E-mail rayh@gorge.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Gorge
Subbasin Fifteenmile
 
Short Description Provide for continued operation and maintenance of all completed fish habitat treatment measures within the Fifteenmile basin. Provide continued education & demonstration of BMP to landowners throughout the basin.
Target Species Wild Winter Steelhead,Pacific Lamprey,Resident Rainbow 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: 7.1, 7.1D, 7.6, 7.6A, 7.6A.2, 7.6B.1, 7.6B.2, 7.6B.3, 7.6B.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.10,1.10K and from Scientific Review 2, 21, 22, 28, 29
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: There has not yet been a final decision regarding the petition to list Columbia River Steelhead. This project would help address "Biological Opinion" deterinations related to habitat and natural production of Winter Steelhead.
Other Planning Document References Fifteenmile Creek Subbasin Plan (September 1990) Fifteenmile Creek Implementation Plan (September 1987) Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife USDA Forest Service The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation Fifteenmile Creek Watershed Action Plan (July 1997) CRITFC. 1996. WY-KAN-USH-MI-WA-KISH-WIT. The Columbia River Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama Tribes. Portland, OR. Cited: volume II, Fish Habitat Improvement Projects In The Fifteenmile Creek and Trout Creek Basins of Central Oregon: Field Review and Management Recommendations. (December, 1992)


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 To date, constructed approximately 100 - miles of riparian protection fence
1998 To date, inspected & maintained 100 miles of riparian protection fence
1998 To date, constructed and maintained approximately 1000 instream fish habitat structures
1998 To date, eliminated 3 high maintenance water gaps by providing off- site water for livestock using solar pumping stations
1998 To date, monitored stream temperatures at 10 locations throughout the basin from April through November
1998 To date, provided photographic documentation at 41 established photopoint location throughout the basin
1998 To date, coordinated field activities with other organizations, agencies,and landowners to insure maximum technology transfer
1998 Make, presentations related to the Fifteenmile Creek Habitat Restoration project
1998 To date, continued to pursue outside funding (non-BPA) and grants to expand the Fifteenmile Creek Habitat Restoration Project


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
940200 Trout Creek Fish Habitat Restoration Project Share equipment and some personnel No
9304500 Buck Hollow Fish Habitat Restoration Project Share office space, equipment and some personnel No
8902900 Hood River Production Program / Round Butte Hatchery Production and Pelton Yes
9802100 Hood River Fish Habitat Project / Implement Habitat improvement actions Yes
8805303 Hood River Production Program / CTWS M&E Yes
9304001 Fifteenmile Creek Wild Steelhead Smolt Production Yes
9405400 Bull Trout Study of of Central and NE Oregon Yes
8805304 Hood River Production Program / ODFW M&E Yes
20513 Hood River / Fifteenmile Creek Sub Basins Yes
9301900 Hood River Production Program - Oak Springs, Powerdale, Parkdale / O&M Yes
9500700 Pelton Ladder Hood River Production / PGE O&M Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Perform ongoing operation and maintenance of completed habitat treatment measures b. 1.1a Inspect and evaluate riparian protection fences
1. a. 1.1b Repair & maintenance of riparian protection fence
1. c. 1.1c Elimination of high maintenance actions
1. b. 1.2a Inspect and evaluate bank stabilization & instream habitat structures
1. a. 1.2b Repair and maintenance of bank stabilization & instream structures
1. c. 1.2c Elimination of high maintenance actions
2. Monitoring Identify enviornmental factors limiting production of winter steelhead within the Fifteenmile Creek subbasin; Document recovery of riparian habitat a. 2.1 Monitor stream temperatures
2. b. 2.2 Provide photographic Documentation
3. Project coordination b. 3.1 Coordinate field activities with other agencies and landowners
3. d. 3.2 Make presentations related to the Fifteenmile Creek Habitat Restoration to agencies, schools and news media.
3. a. 3.3 Work with private landowners to promote land management activities beneficial to the protection of riparian areas and watersheds.
3. c. 3.4 Persue outside funding & grants to expand habitat restoration within project area.
3. e. 3.5 Provide quarterly project status reports to BPA
3. f. 3.6 Provide annual project status report to BPA
3. . .
4. Provide administrative oversite & secretarial suppout for program activities a. 4.1 Respond to BPA, CBFWA and NWPPC's request for meetings, information, and project data.
4. b. 4.2 Serve as chief liaison on issues that arise from BPA, CBFWA, Federal, and state agencies. Supervise program biologists.
4. c. 4.3 Provide secretarial support for program activities.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 07/01/00 06/01/01 Eliminated high intensity livestock grazing on, 35 % of avaliable habitat within the basin.Working towards bank stabilization, stream shading and fish habitat diversification goals outlined in the Fifteenmile Creek implementation Plan. 80.0%
2 07/01/00 06/01/01 Identify enviornmental factors limiting production of winter steelhead within the Fifteenmile Creek subbasin; Document recovery of completed habitat treatment measures, and monitor stream temperatures. 5.0%
3 07/01/00 06/01/01 Project coordination 10.0%
4 07/01/00 06/01/01 Administrative oversite 5.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Personnel costs for O & M and monitoring $ 94,316
Fringe Other Personnel Expenses $ 36,896
Supplies Office rent, vehicles, mileage, fencing supplies $ 50,300
Operating The above items cover operation, maintenance & monitoring $ 0
NEPA N/A $ 0
Travel Training & per diem $ 1,053
Indirect 35.5 % personal services & sevice and supplies $ 64,291
Total Itemized Budget $246,856


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $246,856
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $246,856
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
Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife BPA Funded Fish Habitat Restoration Project (O &M) $246,856 unknown
Oregon Dept. of Fish & wildlife NMFS fish screening and passage $320,000 unknown
Local Landowners Cost share for implementing BMPs $ 25,000 unknown
Local Landowners Cost share for GWEB & 319 grant funds $ 25,000 unknown
Local Landowners Cost share erosion control $ 3,750 unknown
USDA Forest Service Watershed health improvements on forest land in headwaters $100,000 unknown
USDA-NRCS Implementing conservation measures on private land $245,000 unknown
USDA-NRCS & FSA Conservation Reserve Program, (retires cropland and seeds to permanent vegetation) $675,000 unknown
USDA-NRCS & FSA Hazard mitigation grant (implements measures to reduce erosion on private land) $100,000 unknown
Wasco County (SWCD) GWEB grant (improves watershed health) $ 60,000 unknown
Wasco County (SWCD) 319 Grant (implements practices to improve water quality) $ 40,000 unknown
Wasco County (SWCD) Soil & Water Commission Grant (erosion control) Company Hollow $ 15,000 unknown
Wasco County (SWCD) Oregon Dept. of Agriculture Water Quality Grant $ 4,000 unknown
Local Landowners Cost share for implementing EQIP land conservation practices $ 61,250 unknown
Fifteenmile Watershed Council In-kind support $ 5,000 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $254,621 $261,666 $269,071 $276,476
Total Outyear Budgets $254,621 $261,666 $269,071 $276,476
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: This project occurs on private lands, and work was authorized through the use of 15-year riparian leases with private landowners. Landowner acceptance and cooperation are necessary on private lands to allow for continued O& M of this project.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. September 1, 1990. Columbia Basin System Planning Salmon & Steelhead Production Plan. Funds provided by the Northwest Power Planning Council, and Ag Yes
Roger Smith, Dave Heller, Jim Newton, Harv Forsgren, Ron Boyce, Ken MacDonald. September 1987. Fifteenmile Basin Fish Improvement Implementation Plan. Funded by Bonneville Power Administration Project #86-79-01,1986. Yes
CRITFC. 1996. WY-KAN-USH-MI-WA-KISH-WIT. The Columbia River Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and the Yakama Tribes. Portland, OR. Cited: volume II, pages 34 and 35. No
J. Boone Kauffman, Robert Beschta, Nick Otting, and Danna Lytgen. May 1997. An Ecological Perspective of Riparian and Stream Restoration in the Western United States. No
National Research Council. (U.S.) Committee on restoration of aquatic ecosystems-science, technology and public policy. 1992 Restoration of aquatic ecosystems. National Academy Press, Washington , DC. (As reported in Kauffman et al. 1997). No
Jackson, L. L., N. Lopoukhine, and D. Hillyard. 1995. Ecological Restoration: a definition and comments. Restor. Ecol. 3:71-75. (As reported in Kauffman et al. 1997). No
Kauffman J.B., and W.C. Krueger. 1984. Livestock impacts on riparian ecosystems and stream management implications: a review. J. Range Manage. 37:430-437. No
Kauffman, J.B., Beschuta, R.L,. Platts, W. S,.1992. Fish Habitat Improvement Projects In The Fifteenmile Creek and Trout Creek Basins Of Central Oregon: Field Review And Management Recommendations. Yes


Section 7. Abstract

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 for one year.
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Fund for one year. Subsequent funding contingent on justification of the budget and correction of other shortcomings. Project's emphasis should be focused on identification of limiting factors and benefits to fish from past activities, less on the operation and maintenance.

Comments: The first portions of this project, need, etc., are explained much better than most other proposals. The linkage to the overall program and to ongoing and previous projects was clear. Proposal strengths lie in the efforts of previous segments that constructed the various habitat improvement structures. However, the proposal still did not reference studies critical of the use of in-stream structures. (see Kauffman and Beschta, OSU; ISRP's FY99 report Appendix A, page 37). There needs to be an assessment of what are the limiting factors and benefits to fish and wildlife. The proposal did not give a clear explanation of how a watershed assessment or comprehensive habitat survey within the subbasin was used to prioritize restoration efforts. The estimated improvement in smolt production was not adequately justified and seemed overly optimistic, especially because the assumed current smolt production potential is a lot more than the estimate given in proposal 9304001. The objective to identify limiting factors (objective 2) – monitor stream temperatures and provide photo documentation – is monitoring, not limiting factor analysis. The project has been going on since 1987. The authors will document the number of fish screens installed, habitat work done, etc. but what has this done for the fish?

Other weaknesses lie in the level of expense and the argument centered around whose responsibility is the maintenance of those same structures. The need for continuing the work is explained, but the budget is staggering for what the authors propose to do. The validity of the warning in boldface type as to the dire consequences of failing to fund this proposal is unclear. How much of the doomsday scenario is true?


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$247,000
Comment:

CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Cost increase due to ODFW indirect rate increase. #2/3/7-Plans listed. #5-big cost share. #6-existing landowner agreements include O&M. #12-Land owner cooperation and environmental factors will be critical to maintaining improvements. No demonstration in proposal

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Technically Sound? Yes
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
High cost for O&M.

Proposal exceeds the page limit.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$246,856
Comment:
[Decision made in 9-22-99 Council Meeting]

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$225,220
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$225,220
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$225,220
Sponsor (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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