Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199404200

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 Trout Creek Habitat Restoration Project Multi Year Funding Proposal
BPA Project Proposal Number 199404200
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 Ray Hartlerode and Tom Nelson
Mailing Address 3450 W 10th St.
City, State, Zip The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone 5412968026
Fax 5412967889
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Deschutes
Short Description Operation and Maintenance of instream and riparian habitat improvement; Monitoring and Evaluation of Basin SSt smolt production and habitat recovery; coordination for basin long range plan; resulting in increased native salmonid and wildlife production.
Target Species Summer Steelhead, Redband Trout, Pacific Lamprey

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.1, 7.1D.2, 7.6, 7.6A, 7.6A.2, 7.6B.1, 7.6B.2, 7.6B.3, 7.6B.6, 7.7, 7.10.K.1 AND FROM SCIENTIFIC REVIEW: 2,21,22,28,29
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Although there has not yet been a final decision regarding the petition to list Mid Columbia River ESU Steelhead. This project would help address "Biological Option" determinations related to habitat and natural production of summer steelhead .
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 Consrvation District. 46-84. Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commision. 1996. Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit Spirit of the Salmon The Columbia River Fish Restoration Plan of the Nez Perice, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakima Tribes. Volume II p38. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1997. Lower Deschutes River Subbasin 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 To date we have built and maintained 132 miles of fence
1998 conducted SSt smolt monitoring
1998 To date we have built and maintained 236 Rock weirs.
1998 To date we have built and maintained 189 log weirs.
1998 To date we have placed and maintian 3.7 miles of Juniper riprap.
1998 To date we have placed 3397 habitat boulders.
1998 To date we have placed 498 pieces of LWD.
1998 Facilitated COE to conduct an initial assessment to removal of 1964 berms in the basin.
1998 Facilitated and completed basin habitat survey.
1998 Developed and maintain 6 off chhannel water developments

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9304000 Fifteenmile Cr.habitat restoration Share equipment and manpower No
9306600 Oregon Screens Yes
9303000 Buckhollow watershed restoration Yes
9405420 Bull Trout studies Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. To promote bank stability and vegetation regrowth. a. Annually inspect all riparian fencing. Depending on livestock , wildlife, weather and other factors inspect riparian fencing with heavy livestock pressure at least once a week. Repair damage immediately or as soon as feasible.
1. b. Work with the COE to reestablish natural sinousity by removal of 1964 berms.
2. Provide unobstructed passage for migration of adult and juvenille summer steelhead to achieve full utilization of available habitat. a. Work with the private landowners in the basin to remove gravel push up dams in the basin.
3. Increase instream habitat diversity. a. Annually inspect all instream and bank stabilization structures. Repair structures as needed.
4. Document stream temperature changes attributable to riparian and instream channel recovery. a. Monitor stream temperatures at 22 sites throughout the basin. Both above and below riparian exclosures.
5. Determine basin and sub-basin summer steelhead smolt outmigration. a. Operate trap in the basin to monitor smolt outmigration.
6. Amend long range restoration plan for the Trout Creek watershed. Inclusive will be areas of critical habitat for SSt., and integration of currently accepted restoration methods for both riparian and uplands to continue expansion SSt. production. a. Coordinate and facilitate long range basin planning with SWCD and Trout Creek Watershed council.
6. b. Utilize existing manpower to continue leveraging existing BPA funds with other funds to accomplish additional basin wide goals.
6. c. Work with the Trout Creek Watershed council and Private landowners to develop projects and to locate additional funding sources.
7. Reduce poaching mortality on adult and juvenile SST. Reduce fill and removal and other habitat violations. a. Subcontract with Oregon State Police to enhance trooper presence in the basin during vulnerable peroids for summer steelhead.
8. Maximize instream flows during irrigation season. a. Subcontract with Water Resources to enhance monitoring of water withdrawls.
8. b. Subcontract with Water Resources to investigate more efficient methods of water delivery to water users.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 08/01/00 07/01/01 Maintain progress and continue to lower summer stream temperature and reduce sediment thereby increasing egg to smolt survival of target species. 32.0%
2 08/01/00 07/01/01 Provide unobstructed fish passage. 8.0%
3 08/01/00 07/01/01 Maintain increases in stream habitat complexity. 37.0%
4 08/01/00 07/01/01 Evaluate effects of obj. 1 and 2. 2.0%
5 08/01/00 07/01/01 Monitor smolt production and location of smolts to direct further conservation efforts. 8.0%
6 08/01/00 07/01/01 Further develop the basin plan based on 1998 stream survey and Obj. 4. 2.0%
7 08/01/00 07/01/01 Locate funding for objective 5. 1.0%
8 08/01/00 07/01/01 Reduce mortality due to poaching of summer steelhead adults and smolts in conjunction with better enforcement the fill and removal laws 5.0%
9 08/01/00 07/01/01 Assist water users in improving efficiency of water use. 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel The next three amounts include M&E, Long Rang planning and Projct coodination $ 31,891
Fringe OPE $ 12,437
Supplies $ 1,250
Operating This includes personnel OPE and supplies associated with O&M $184,805
Capital Replacement of 2 14 year old ATVs that currently require extensive maintenance, and 5 Solar pumps. $ 22,250
Indirect @35.5% $ 81,786
Subcontractor Oregon State Police 0.25 FTE $ 21,850
Subcontractor Ore. Water Resources Tech (6mo) $ 24,428
Total Itemized Budget $380,697

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $380,697
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $380,697
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
Conservation Resource Program Resting of erodable soils in the basin $153,000 unknown
NRCS EQUIP Land conservation practices $100,000 unknown
USFS new culverts and road obliteration $320,000 unknown
Trout Creek Watershed council Stream restoration $150,000 unknown
Corps of Engineers Stream restoration and berm removal $300,000 unknown
GWEB Stream restoration $152,000 unknown
NRCS Engineering and Farm plans $ 75,000 unknown
ODFW NMFS fish screening and passage $150,000 unknown
Landowners in kind services $ 54,000 unknown
Jefferson County Bridge and stream bank repair $ 75,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $389,800 $361,108 $307,991 $308,000
Total Outyear Budgets $389,800 $361,108 $307,991 $308,000

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Ames, C.R. 1977. Wildlife conflicts in riparian management: Grazing. In : Importance, Preservation and Management of Riparian Habitat. USDA Forest Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-43:39-51 No
Armour, C.L., D.A. Duff, and W. Elmore. 1991. The effects of livestock grazing on riparian and stream ecosystems. Fisheries 16:7-11. No
Behnke, R.J. and R.F. Raleigh. 1978. Grazing and the riparian zone: Impact and management perspectives. P184-189. In: Strategies for Protection and Management of Floodplain Wetlands and Other Riparian Ecosystems. USDA Forest Serv. GTR-WO-12 No
Beschta, R.L., W.S. Platts, J.B. Kauffman, and M.T. Hill. 1994. Artificial stream restoration-money well spent, or and expensive failure? Universities Council on Water Resources Annual Conference, Big Sky Montana, 2-5 August 1994. University of Illinois, No
Bryant, F.T., R.E. Blaser, and J.R. Peterson. 1972. Effect of trampling by cattle on bluegrass yield and soil compaction of a Meadowville Loam. Agron. J. 64:331-334 No
Cairns, J. Jr. 1993. Is restoration ecology practical? Restor. Ecol. 1:3-6. No
Davis, J.W. 1982. Livestock vs. riparian habitat management there are solutions. P175-184. In: Wildlife-Livestock Relationships Symposium: Proc. 10. Univ. of Idaho Forest, Wildlife and Range Exp. Sta. Moscow. No
Evans, Keith E., and Rodger R. Krebs. 1977. Avian use of livestock watering ponds in western South Dakota. USDA Forest Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-35. No
Everest, F.H., and W.R. Meehan. 1981. Forest management and anadromous fish habitat productivity: Tran. 46th North Amer. Wildlife and Natural Resource Conf. 1981 Wildlife Mgmt. Inst. Wash., D.C. No
Fleischner, T.L. 1994. Ecological costs of livestock grazing in western North America. Conserv. Bio. 8:629-644. No
Green, D.M. and J.B. Kauffman. 1995 Succession and livestock grazing in a Northeast Oregon riparian ecology. J. Range Manage. 48:307-313. No
Gunderson, D.R. 1968. Floodplain use related to stream morphology and fish populations. J. Wildl. Manage. 32:507-514 No
Johnson, D.R., H.L. Gary, and S.L. Ponce. 1978. Range cattle impacts on stream water in the Colorado Front Range. USDA Forest Serv. Res. Note RM-359 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., R.L. Beschta, N. Otting, and D. Lytjen. 1997. An ecological perspective of riparian and stream restoration in the Western United States. Fisheries. Vol.22 No.5 p12-24 No
Knoph, F.L., and R.W. Cannon. 1982. Structural resilience of a willow riparian community to changes in grazing practices. P. 198-209. In: Wildlife-Livestock Relationships Symposium: Proc. 10. Univ. of Idaho Forest, Wildlife and Range Exp. Sta. Moscow, Id No
Marcuson, P.E. 1977. The effect of cattle grazing on a brown trout stream in Rock Creek, Montana. Fish and Game Fed Aid Pro. F-20-R-21-11a No
Northwest Biological Consulting 1983. Trout Creek Restoration. Project No. 83-423. Phase 1 Final Report. Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. Yes
Oregon-Washington Interagency Wildlife Council. 1978. Managing riparian zones for fish and wildlife in eastern Oregon and eastern Washington. Unpub. No
Platts, W.S. 1979. Livestock grazing and riparian stream ecosystems. P. 39-45. In Proc., Forum–Grazing and Riparian Stream Ecosystems. Trout Unlimited, Inc. No
Platts, W.S. 1991. Livestock grazing. P. 389-483 in Influences of forest and rangeland management on salmonid fishes and their habitats. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. 19, Bethesda, Md. No
Pond, F.W. 1961. Effects of three intensities of clipping on the density and production of meadow vegetation. J. Range Manage. 14:34-38. Yes
Rauzi, F., and C.L. Hanson. 1966. Water intake and runoff as affected by intensity of grazing. J. Range Manage. 19:351-356. No
Trout Creek Watershed Analysis Report, 1995. USDA Forest Serv. Ochoco National Forest. Yes

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 (high priority)
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Recommendation: Fund (high priority). OK for a multi-year review cycle; review again in FY2003 to verify demonstrated benefits to fish and wildlife.

Comments: This is a well-defined and needed project. This proposal is especially good because they clearly describe that habitat assessments preceded implementation of restoration actions. The linkages with other projects is quite clear. The continuation of the planning process was well explained and effective. The objectives were clearly explained, and they fit within the obvious framework of the study based on past accomplishments. The past accomplishments were well explained and potentially substantial although there was not enough monitoring of past activities to make a convincing case that they had significantly improved conditions in Trout Creek. The proposal could better describe results to date such as pool area added, changes in riparian growth. The level of budgetary detail was excellent, but the budget seems very high for the work scheduled. The abstract is too long. Overall, this is an example of a well-written habitat restoration proposal.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999

CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Coordination improved between this project and SWCD project (98028) but more improvement needed. #6 Needs O & M, and commitments in place from landowners. #8-Ambiguous about number and location of smolt trapping. #12-No demonstration in proposal.

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Technically Sound? No
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
The proposal was not well organized or consistent. Objectives listed in Section 4 "objectives and tasks" table should match the objectives listed under "objectives schedules and costs" and Section 8e.

Project does not appear to be supported by a watershed assessment.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Mar 1, 2000
[Decision made in 9-22-99 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 (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Sponsor (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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