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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 Salmon River Habitat Enhancement M&E
BPA Project Proposal Number 199405000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) SBT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jeffry L. Anderson
Mailing Address P.O. Box 306
City, State, Zip Fort Hall, ID 83203
Phone 2082383743
Fax 2082383742
E-mail salmon1@cyberhighway.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Salmon
 
Short Description Maintain habitat improvements and evaluate benefits; monitor salmonid populations; coordinate evaluation of land and water stewardship activities; coordinate the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of new improvements and protections.
Target Species Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon, Snake River 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: 7.6A.1, 7.6A.2, 7.6B.1, 7.6B.3, 7.6B.4, 7.6C.5, 7.7, 7.8C.1, 7.8D.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References Proposed Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan: Tasks 1.1.b., 4.5.a.; FY99 CBFWA Draft Annual Implementation Work Plan, Salmon River Subbasin Objectives 2, 3, & 4.


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
1989 Reclamation of 2.5 km of floodplain in Bear Valley Creek eliminated a substantial source of fine sediment into the remaining 50 km of stream and the Middle Fork Salmon River.
1988 Successful interconnection of four series of remnant dredge ponds with the mainstem Yankee Fork Salmon River, creating over 1.5 ha of additional rearing habitat for anadromous salmonids.
1991 Successful modification of a debris jam and removal of an abandoned dam has allowed access to an additional 3.2 km of spawning habitat and 7.7 km of rearing habitat for anadromous salmonids and bull trout.
1992 Fencing constructed on Herd Creek to discourage livestock use of streambank and riparian areas, thus improving streambank stability and reducing sediment input into the stream.
1994 Vertical banks in a cutoff channel in Big Boulder Creek were sloped, the stream was diverted away from high cutbanks, returned to a more natural meander pattern within 0.5 km of affected floodplain, eliminating the cutoff channel of BBC as a sediment sou.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8909803 Salmon supplementation studies in Idaho Rivers - Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Coordinate field work, share field personnel and equipment while monitoring salmonid population status in the Salmon River Basin. No
9705700 Salmon River Production Program Provide assistance in developing low-tech bioenhancment facilities on the Yankee Fork Salmon River. No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Improve communications and information sharing among entities working in the Salmon River Basin on fisheries related issues. a. Participate in regional committees, work groups, etc., to ensure the exchange of Tribal information and perspective on the group's mission (e.g., natural production, supplementation, survival and mortality, habitat enhancement).
2. Monitor human activities in the Salmon River Basin which have the potential to affect anadromous fish and their habitat. a. Monitor activities (e.g., mining, road construction, logging, grazing) on federal lands which have the potential to affect anadromous fish directly or indirectly through degradation of habitat or water quality or quantity.
2. b. Monitor activities (as in Task a) on state and private lands.
2. c. Work with appropriate government agencies, interest groups, and private individuals to ensure all human activity in the Salmon River Basin has no detrimental impact to anadromous fish and the affected parts comply with all laws.
3. Assist other entities in monitoring overall populations of anadromous fish in the Salmon River Basin. a. Work with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game on monitoring parr densities and thus health of anadromous fish populations in the Salmon River Basin.
3. b. Monitor stocking success, where appropriate, of anadromous fish outplanted in the Salmon River Basin at the request of the Tribes.
4. Decrease both surface and subsurface streambed sediment in Bear Valley Creek (BVC) (MF Salmon River). a. Restore the dredge-mined area to pre-mining conditions as much as possible.
4. b. Work with the USFS and others to eliminate all human activities which result in extraordinary amounts of sediment input into BVC.
4. c. Monitor sediment levels in BVC to document changes.
5. Increase streambank cover and stability in BVC. a. Revegetate the newly created floodplain and streambank in the site area.
6. Increase stream habitat diversity in BVC. a. Allow natural hydrograph, including floodplain and riparian function, to allow BVC to reach a dynamic equilibrium in the affected area.
6. b. Monitor changes in pools and riffles in the site area and downstream.
6. c. Monitor changes in sinuosity in the site area.
6. d. Monitor changes in width-to-depth ratios in the project area and below.
7. Improve egg-to-parr survival of all fish but primarily anadromous fish in BVC. a. Reduce sediment inputs into BVC.
7. b. Monitor chinook salmon redds in the fall and steelhead redds in the spring.
7. c. Monitor numbers of adult and juvenile salmonids, primarily chinook salmon and steelhead.
8. Increase rearing area for anadromous fish in the Yankee Fork Salmon River (YFSR). a. Connect off-channel dredge ponds to the mainstem YFSR.
8. b. Monitor anadromous fish use of the off-channel rearing area.
8. c. Compare differences in numbers and growth between the off-channel rearing area and the adjacent mainstem YFSR.
9. Monitor use of the off-channel rearing area by anadromous fish to find ways to increase use. a. Study the use of off-channel rearing area by chinook salmon and steelhead taking into account habitat use, flow, temperature, invertebrate densities, dissolved oxygen, and cover.
10. Incorporate the off-channel rearing area into a low-tech, bioenhancement facility for chinook salmon in the YFSR a. In cooperation with the Tribes' Salmon River Production Program, continue to explore building a low-tech bioenhancement facility.
11. Decrease both surface and subsurface streambed sediment in Herd Creek (HC) and Big Boulder Creek (BBC) (EF Salmon River). a. Eliminate the section of HC in the Bennetts Ranch area as an extraordinary source of sediment input into HC.
11. b. Eliminate the affected reach of BBC near the trailhead as an extraordinary source of sediment into the stream.
11. c. Work with the USFS, BLM, and others to eliminate all human activities which result in extraordinary amounts of sediment into the East Fork Salmon River.
11. d. Monitor sediment levels in HC and BBC.
12. Increase streambank cover and stability in HC and BBC. a. Exclude livestock from streambanks in study sites in HC and continue revegetation as needed.
12. b. Revegetate the streambanks in the project site in BBC.
13. Increase stream habitat diversity in HC and BBC. a. Allow natural hydrograph, including floodplain and riparian function, to allow HC and BBC to reach a dynamic equilibrium in the affected area.
13. b. Monitor changes in pools and riffles in HC and downstream.
13. c. Monitor changes in pools and riffles in BBC project site.
13. d. Monitor changes in width-to-depth ratios in HC and BBC.
14. Improve egg-to-parr survival of all fish but primarily anadromous fish in HC and BBC. a. Reduce sediment inputs into HC and BBC.
14. b. Monitor chinook salmon redds in the fall and steelhead redds in the spring in HC and BBC.
14. c. Monitor numbers of adult and juvenile salmonids, primarily chinook salmon and steelhead in HC and BBC.
15. Increase spawning and rearing area for anadromous fish in BBC. a. Monitor use by anadromous fish of newly accessible spawning and rearing habitat upstream of breached dam on BBC.
15. b. Outplant chinook salmon and steelhead into the newly accessible spawning habitat in BBC.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 09/01/92 01/01/20 10.0%
2 05/01/84 01/01/20 10.0%
3 09/01/90 01/01/20 5.0%
4 05/01/84 08/01/05 Significant decrease in surface and subsurface sediment in Bear Valley Creek. X 5.0%
5 05/01/87 08/01/05 Increased streambank cover and stability in Bear Valley Creek. 2.0%
6 05/01/89 08/01/20 Increased stream habitat diversity in Bear Valley Creek. 5.0%
7 05/01/84 08/01/20 Significant improvements in egg-to-parr survival of all fish but primarily anadromous fish in Bear Valley Creek. X 10.0%
8 05/01/87 08/01/20 10.0%
9 05/01/87 08/01/20 5.0%
10 05/01/87 08/01/05 3.0%
11 05/01/87 08/01/20 Significant decreases in surface and subsurface sediment in East Fork project areas. X 10.0%
12 05/01/92 08/01/05 Increased streambank cover and stability in East Fork project areas. 5.0%
13 05/01/92 08/01/20 Increased stream habitat diversity in East Fork project areas. 5.0%
14 05/01/84 08/01/20 Significant improvements in egg-to-parr survival of all fish but primarily anadromous fish in East Fork project areas. X 10.0%
15 03/01/92 08/01/20 5.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 3 FTE's, 2 seasonal $113,000
Fringe 34% of FTE salary $ 33,000
Supplies Field Equipment and office supplies $ 4,200
Operating MOA with USFS, Salmon Corps field work, structural maintenance $ 15,000
Travel Field per diem, vehicle leases, travel $ 34,500
Indirect 30% of Personnel and fringe $ 43,800
Other Training/workshops $ 1,500
Total Itemized Budget $245,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $245,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $245,000
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

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $240,000 $240,000 $225,000 $210,000
Total Outyear Budgets $240,000 $240,000 $225,000 $210,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Some target changes for this project are dependent upon uncontrollable factors such as snow pack and run-off, which can substantially affect stream characteristics. Out-of-basin survival currently limits recovery efforts, the ultimate goal of the project.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bevenger, G. S., and R. M. King. 1995. A pebble count procedure for assessing watershed cumulative effects. USDA Forest Service, Research Paper RM-RP-319, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experimental Station, Fort Collins, Colorado. No
BNI (Bechtel National, Incorporated). 1987. Feasibility plan for the enhancement of the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho. Report to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall, Idaho. Yes
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Incorporated. 1988. Feasibility study: fisheries habitat enhancement project, East Fork Salmon River, Idaho. Draft Final Report to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall, Idaho. Yes
Hankin, D. G., and G. H. Reeves. 1988. Estimating total fish abundance and total habitat area in small streams based on visual estimation methods. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 41:1575-1591. No
J. M. Montgomery. 1985. Bear Valley Creek, Idaho, fish habitat enhancement project feasibility study. Report to Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall, Idaho. Yes
Kiefer, S. A., P. K. Cowley, and M. Rowe. 1990. Salmon River subbasin plan. Final Report to the Northwest Power Planning Council, NPPC, Portland, Oregon. Yes
Konopacky, R. C., E. C. Bowles, and P. J. Cernera. 1985. Salmon River habitat enhancement. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1984 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
Konopacky, R. C., P. J. Cernera, E. C. Bowles, and J. M. Montgomery, Consulting Engineers. 1986. Salmon River habitat enhancement. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1985 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
McNeil, W. J., and W. H. Ahnell. 1964. Success of pink salmon spawning relative to size of spawning bed materials. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Specific Science Report 469, Washington, D.C. No
NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 1995. Proposed recovery plan for Snake River salmon. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Washington, D.C. No
NPPC (Northwest Power Planning Council). 1994. 1994 Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife program. NPPC, Portland, Oregon. No
Platts, W. S., and twelve other authors. 1987. Methods for evaluating riparian habitats with application to management. U.S. Forest Service, General Technical Report INT-221, Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, Utah. No
Richards, C., and P. J. Cernera. 1987. Salmon River habitat enhancement. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1986 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
Richards, C., and P. J. Cernera. 1988. Salmon River habitat enhancement. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1987 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
Richards, C., P. J. Cernera, and J. M. Gunderman. 1989. Salmon River habitat enhancement. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1988 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
Richards, C., P. J. Cernera, M. P. Ramey, and D. W. Reiser. 1992. Development of off-channel habitat for use by juvenile chinook salmon. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 12:721-727. No
Richards, C., and K. L. Bacon. 1994. Influence of fine sediment on macroinvertebrate colonization of surface and hyporheic stream substrates. Great Basin Naturalist 54(2):106-113. No
Rowe, M., S. Spaulding, J. M. Gunderman, and K. Bacon. 1990. Salmon River habitat enhancement. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1989 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
Rowe, M., S. Spaulding, J. M. Gunderman, and K. Bacon. 1991. Salmon River habitat enhancement. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1990 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
Rowe, M., and five other authors. 1994. Salmon River habitat enhancement. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1991 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Fort Hall, Idaho. No
Saffel, P., H. Hayball, K. Bacon, and M. Rowe. 1994. Salmon River habitat enhancement. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1993 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Fort Hall, Idaho. No
Saffel, P., H. Hayball, K. Bacon, and M. Rowe. 1995. Salmon River habitat enhancement. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1994 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Fort Hall, Idaho. No
Saffel, P., H. Hayball, K. Bacon, and M. Rowe. 1996. Salmon River habitat enhancement. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1995 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Fort Hall, Idaho. No
Schwartzberg, M., and P. B. Roger. 1986. An annotated compendium of spawning ground surveys in the Columbia River. Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Technical Report 86-1, Portland, Oregon. No
Stonecypher, R. W., M. Rowe, H. Hayball, and K. Bacon. 1994. Salmon River habitat enhancement. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1992 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Fort Hall, Idaho. No
Thurow, R. F. 1994. Underwater methods for study of salmonids in the Intermountain West. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report INT-GTR-307, Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, Utah. No
Anderson, J. L., H. Hayball, and K. Bacon. 1998. Salmon River habitat enhancement. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1996 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Fort Hall, Idaho. No


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 (medium priority)
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Fund (medium priority)

Comments: This proposal focuses on monitoring and evaluation of results of previously completed "enhancement" work. This is appropriate, but there is no indication whether before-project habitat and fish data exist as a comparison. Proposed methods seem reasonable and standardized. There is to be little or no active collaboration with others, apparently, although there is mention of working cooperatively. Alternative approaches and unwanted side-effects are inadequately addressed.


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$245,000
Comment:

CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Will require BPA O&M

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Technically Sound? No
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Considerable concern about whether this long-term project has improved fish production and survival. No information is presented in Section 4 (Objectives, Costs, Schedules) about biological objectives and milestones.

Overhead rate (68%) seems high.

It is not clear how the tasks will achieve the stated objectives.

Reports to BPA should be referenced.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$245,000
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:
$245,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$245,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$245,000
Sponsor (Shoshone Bannock Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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