Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199403900

Proposal Table of Contents

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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 Wallowa Basin Project Planner
BPA Project Proposal Number 199403900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Don Bryson
Mailing Address 612 SW 2nd St.
City, State, Zip Enterprise, OR 97828
Phone 5414260119
Fax 5414262096
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Grande Ronde
Short Description Act as the liaison between the Nez Perce Tribe and Wallowa County. Help coordinate efforts in Wallowa County between the Tribe, County Court, Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program, local landowners, and state and federal agencies.
Target Species chinook, summer steelhead, 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: 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 10.2C
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
Other Planning Document References Wallowa County/Nez Perce Tribe Salmon Recovery Plan - Implementation pg. 101 Grande Ronde Model Watershed Operations/Action Plan, Suggested Long Term Restoration Strategy, pg. 55 Proposed Recovery Plan for Snake River Salmon - Approach to Recovery, pg.V-1-6 Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wit - Recommendations, Vol. 1 pg. 5A-2 All of the above plans, developed by Federal and State agencies, Tribes, local governments, and landowners, support the concepts and activities of BPA Project #9403900 (Wallowa County Planner).

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
1994 Bear Creek Action Plan.
1995 Lostine River Habitat Assessment.
1995 Combined three irrigation diversion structures on the Wallowa River into one structure with built in fish passage. This eliminated three annual pushup dams.
1996 Converted annual push-up irrigation diversion structure into a permanent structure with built-in fish passage on the lower Lostine River.
1997 Converted three annual push-up irrigation diversion structures into permanent structures with built-in fish passage on the lower Lostine River.
1997 Constructed a low flow channel in the lower three miles of Bear Creek to facilitate late season passage of spring chinook to the spawning grounds.
1994 Seven stream gages were installed at irrigation diversion structures in Bear Creek.
1995 Twenty-nine stream gages installed at irrigation diversion structures in the Lostine and Wallowa rivers. Five additional gages were installed on the mainstems of Bear Creek and the Wallowa and Lostine rivers and two abandoned USGS gages were reinstalled.
1996 Completed the Eco-System Diagnosis and Treatment project for Wallowa County.
1997 Completed the Instream Flow Incremental Methodology study on the Lostine River.
1998 Revised the hatchery/natural production computer model to include a sliding scale involving Oregon’s Wild Fish Policy as per the dispute resolution settlement stemming from the 1993 spring chinook run in the Imnaha River.
1995 Forty-six habitat projects approved in Wallowa County through the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program in 1994-1995
1996 Nineteen habitat projects approved in Wallowa County through the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program.
1997 Eleven habitat projects approved in Wallowa County through the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program.
1998 Ten habitat projects approved in Wallowa County through the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9202601 Grande Ronde Model Watershed Administration Implements project 9202601 in Wallowa County and shares other project information. No
9402700 Grande Model Watershed Project Implementation Member of the Technical Committee which determines technical competence of project proposals and the Board which decides on the project’s fundability. No
9702500 County/Tribe Plan Implementation Manages project 9702500. No
8805301 Northeast Oregon Hatchery Project Provides technical advise and the habitat/natural production tie. No
9604400 Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Captive Broodstock Program Provide technical advise and the habitat/natural production tie. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Implement the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program in Wallowa County. a. Participate as a Board member, Standing Committee member, and Technical Committee member, representing the Nez Perce Tribe.
1. b. Act as the Wallowa Basin Project Planner counterpart to the Union County planner that works directly for the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program.
2. Implement the Wallowa County/Nez Perce Tribe Salmon Habitat Recovery Plan. a. Participate as the Nez Perce Tribe’s representative on Wallowa County’s Natural Resource Advisory Committee, and its associated Standing Committee and Technical Committee.
2. b. Participate in the development, monitoring, and updating of Comprehensive Resource Management Plans and Action Plans and developing individual Land Management Plans with parties active in Wallowa County, as called for in the County/Tribe Plan.
3. Facilitate coordination, cooperation, communication, and planning between Wallowa County and the Nez Perce Tribe, within Wallowa County, and between Wallowa County and Union County. a. Coordinate with the Nez Perce Tribe on a technical and policy level.
3. b. Work as Tribe-to-County liaison/representative bringing the Tribe’s perspectives to the planning process.
3. c. Coordinate with the GRMWP, NRCS, SWCD, ODFW, USFS, BLM, BOR USF&WS, NMFS, the Wallowa County Court, and others as needed.
3. d. Represent the Tribe in monthly coordination meetings facilitated by the County Court.
3. e. Participate in and facilitate local landowner meetings.
4. Facilitate project planning and development. a. Develop habitat project proposals as needed, working with landowners and appropriate agencies and entities.
4. b. Participate in the GRMW’s, GWEB’s, and Wallowa County NRAC’s Technical Committee forums and the GRMW Board.
4. c. Provide coordination and technical input for the Tribe on USFS and BLM activities (eg. Timber sales, grazing allotments, recreation, land swaps, culturally important plants) and on USCOE/State 404 permit application.
5. Facilitate project implementation and monitoring. a. Write Biological Assessments for habitat restoration projects proposed by the NRCS, SWCD, private landowners, or NPT.
5. b. Complete NEPA compliance checklists as needed.
5. c. Complete USCOE/State 404 permit applications as needed.
5. d. Insure that all on-the-ground projects include a project specific monitoring plan.
5. e. Participate in the development of a watershed level and basin level monitoring plan for Wallowa and Union counties.
5. f. Participate in the annual spawning ground surveys with ODFW,USFS, and the CTUIR.
6. Provide technical help as needed for the development of the Northeast Oregon Hatchery Program in Wallowa County and the on-going operation of the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan hatchery program in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha subbasins. a. Attend interagency and in-house meetings as needed.
6. b. Revise and expand the hatchery/natural production model as needed.
6. c. Provide computer modeling results as needed.
6. d. Participate with ODFW and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation on the development of the Annual Operating Plan for the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan hatchery program.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 04/01/94 15.0%
2 04/01/94 16.0%
3 04/01/94 17.0%
4 04/01/94 Improved water quality, quantity, and watershed habitat conditions in Wallowa County Wallowa County streams removed from the State’s 303d list. 25.0%
5 04/01/94 Improved water quality, quantity, and watershed habitat conditions in Wallowa County Wallowa County streams removed from the State’s 303d list. 21.0%
6 01/01/97 12/01/03 Fish production facilities constructed in Wallowa County 5.20% 200.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 1.25 FTEs $ 26,580
Fringe $ 6,616
Supplies $ 1,451
Operating office rent and utilities $ 2,379
Travel $ 3,134
Indirect $ 10,795
Other telephone, training, vehicles, etc. $ 7,080
Total Itemized Budget $ 58,035

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 58,035
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 58,035
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
Bureau of Reclamation ½ of total budget $ 58,035 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $ 61,089 $ 64,305 $ 67,689 $ 71,252
Total Outyear Budgets $ 61,089 $ 64,305 $ 67,689 $ 71,252

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: 1. NEPA, NMFS/USF&W consultation and fill and removal permit applications may take longer than expected. 2 Project opportunities may occur which were not anticipated. 3. Land owner availability may change. 4. Unforeseen issues.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bryson, Don. 1987. Nez Perce Tribe Evaluation of the LSRCP Hatchery Production in the Grande Ronde River Subbasin-Working Paper. Nez Perce Tribe, Lapwai, Id. No
Bryson, Don. 1990. Northeast Oregon Salmon and Steelhead Production Facilities -Draft Master Plan, Grande Ronde River. Nez Perce Tribe, Lapwai, Id. No
Bryson, Don. 1995. Bear Creek Action Plan. Nez Perce Tribe, Lapwai, Idaho. Yes
Bryson, Don. 1998. Big Sheep Creek Habitat Assessment. Nez Perce Tribe, Lapwai, Idaho. Yes
Environmental Protection Agency. 1993. Monitoring Protocols to Evaluate Water Quality Effects of Grazing Management on Western Rangeland Streams. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, Washington. Yes
Mobrand Biometrics, Inc. 1997. Application of the Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment Method to the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Project. Mobrand Biometrics, Inc., Vashon, Washington. Yes
Nez Perce Tribe, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1990. Imnaha River Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Plan. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. Yes
Reckendorf & Associates. 1996. Bear Creek Fish Enhancement-Wallowa County, Oregon. Reckendorf & Associates, Salem, Oregon. Yes
U.S. Forest Service, ODFW, CRITFC, CTUIR, NPT, and OSU. 1992. Upper Grande Ronde River Anadromous Fish Habitat Protection, Restoration, and Monitoring Plan. Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Baker City, Oregon. Yes
U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. 1996. Status of the Interior Columbia Basin-Summary of Scientific Findings. USFS and BLM, Portland, Oregon. Yes
Wallowa County and the Nez Perce Tribe. 1993. Wallowa County/Nez Perce Tribe Salmon Habitat Recovery Plan. Wallowa County, Enterprise, Oregon. Yes

Section 7. Abstract


Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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