Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199607000

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 Mckenzie River Focus Watershed Coordination
BPA Project Proposal Number 199607000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
McKenzie Watershed Council
Business acronym (if appropriate) MWC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name John Runyon, Watershed Coordinator
Mailing Address P.O. Box 53
City, State, Zip Springfield, OR 97477
Phone 5417415235
Fax 5417668336
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Willamette
Short Description Continue administration of McKenzie Focus Watershed for coordinated planning, assessment, monitoring, and fish and wildlife enhancement projects
Target Species Native anadromous fish: spring chinook salmon Resident fish: bull trout, Oregon chub, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, and others Wildlife: Peregrine falcon, Northern spotted owl, Western pond turtle, wolverine, Townsend's big-eared, spotted frog

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: 2.2, 2.4A.3, 3.1B.1, 3.3D.1, 6.1C.1, 6.5, 7.0B.4, 7.6A.1, 7.6, 7.7, 10.2C.1, 10.5, 11.3
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS Consultation Number [711], USFWS Log no. 1-7-98-F-356
Other Planning Document References Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s McKenzie Sub-Basin Fish Management Plan, 1988. Oregon Plan Supplement on Steelhead, 1997. Willamette River Basin Task Force: Recommendations to Governor John Kitzhaber, 1997. U.S. General Accounting Office's Oregon Watersheds: Many Activities Contribute to Increased Turbidity During Large Storms, 1998. Clinton Administration’s Northwest Forest Plan, 1993. Federal agency involvement: Army Corps of Engineers; U.S.D.I. Bureau of Land Management; U.S.D.A. Forest Service; Environmental Protection Agency; Natural Resources Conservation Service. Oregon state agency involvement: Department of Environmental Quality; Division of State Lands; Department of Fish and Wildlife; Department of Forestry, Department of Water Resources.

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
1996 Completed Techical Report for Water Quality and Fish & Wildlife Habitat
Completed Action Plan for Water Quality and Fish & Wildlife Habitat
Implemented ambient water-quality monitoring
1997 Initiated collaboration with Spring Chinook Working Group and began communicating with Upper Willamette Bull Trout Working Group to address critical fish habitat issues
Initiated collaboration with Habitat Conservation and Land Acquisition Working Group to plan and implement habitat acquisitions
Convened Watershed Health Forum, which encouraged information sharing among scientists, natural resource managers, and the public
1998 Implemented storm event monitoring
Implemented macroinvertebrate monitoring
Council Coordinator selected as board member of the Willamette Basin Restoration Initiative, to represent Willamette Basin watershed councils

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9206800 Implementation of Willamette Basin Mitigation Program--Wildlife Targets acquisition of critical fish and wildlife habitat in the Upper Willamette Basin, and specifically in the McKenzie Watershed No
9405300 Bull Trout Assessment - Willamette/McKenzie Monitors the distribution, population trends, and habitat use of bull trout populations in the Upper Willamette Basin No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Continue to coordinate McKenzie Watershed project prioritization and planning among federal, state, and local government agencies, and landowners a. Continue administration and communication of Watershed Council activities, in particular through participation in Willamette Basin Restoration Iniatiative
1. b. Continue to work with interagency/resident task groups, including the Spring Chinook Working Group and the Habitat Conservation and Land Acquisition Working Group, to prioritize projects, in consultation with NMFS and USFWS
1. c. Produce proposals and reports describing assessment, monitoring, acquisition and enhancement projects
2. Coordinate implementation of watershed assessment, acquisition, restoration, and monitoring projects a. Implement high-priority enhancement and restoration projects and land acquisitions
2. b. Implement water quality monitoring
2. c. Implement effectiveness monitoring for projects
3. Secure other funding for long-term support of ongoing council operations and project implementation a. Leverage resources from other funding organizations
3. b. Increase contributions from Council partner organizations
4. Continue watershed education/outreach program for residents and local schools for improvement of fish and wildlife habitat and water quality a. Provide resident/landowner education/outreach through workshops, field visits, citizen monitoring programs, etc.
4. b. Continue to provide watershed education and monitoring project curricula to local schools

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/00 Increase effectiveness of fish and wildlife population and habitat recovery by coordinating regional efforts 40.0%
2 10/01/99 09/01/00 Increase quantity and quality of habitat for fish and wildlife populations in the McKenzie Watershed 30.0%
3 10/01/99 09/01/00 Increase presence and effectiveness of recovery efforts in the McKenzie Watershed 15.0%
4 10/01/99 09/01/00 Increase citizen support and stewardship to benefit fish and wildlife populations in the McKenzie Watershed 15.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Salary for Coordinator (0.5 FTE), Assistant Coodinator (1.0 FTE), and Education Coordinator (0.5 FTE $ 58,774
Fringe Payroll expenses and benefits for Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator $ 16,960
Supplies Office equipment, supplies, service, and public outreach materials $ 13,500
Operating Facility rent, utilities, communications, and insurance $ 7,766
Travel Mileage, hotels, per diem $ 6,000
Other Professional services $ 2,000
Total Itemized Budget $105,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $105,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $105,000
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

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
BPA Cash match $105,000 unknown
Eugene Water & Electric Board Cash match $ 32,000 unknown
City of Eugene Cash match $ 10,000 unknown
City of Springfield Cash match $ 5,000 unknown
Springfield Utility Board Cash match $ 6,000 unknown
Bureau of Land Management Cash match $ 6,000 unknown
U.S. Forest Service Cash match $ 3,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $100,000 $ 95,000 $ 90,000 $ 85,000
Total Outyear Budgets $100,000 $ 95,000 $ 90,000 $ 85,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Inadequate funding of the proposed McKenzie watershed assessment and project prioritizations may cause delays or inefficiencies in the prioritization, planning, and implementation of coordinated fish and wildlife habitat projects

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Benner P. A., and J. R. Sedell. 1997. Upper Willamette River landscape: a historic perspective. Pages 23-45 in A. Laenen and D.A. Dunnette, editors. River quality: dynamics and restoration. Lewis, New York. No
Department of Environmental Quality. 1998. The McKenzie Basin water quality report. Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Laboratory Division, Portland, OR. No
Howell, P., J. Hutchinson, and R. Hooton. 1988. McKenzie Subbasin fish management plan. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Springfield, OR. No
Hulse, D. et al. 1997. Possible futures for the Muddy Creek Watershed, Benton County, Oregon. University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. No
Ligon, F. 1991. The fluvial geomorphology of the lower McKenzie River. EA Engineering, Science and Technology, 41 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette, CA. No
McKenzie Watershed Council. 1996. Technical report for water quality and fish and wildlife habitat. Lane Council of Governments, Eugene, Oregon. Yes
Miller, J.D., et al. 1997. Willamette Basin Task Force: recommendations to Governor John Kitzhaber. No
Minear, P.J. 1994. Historical change in channel form and riparian vegetation of the McKenzie River, Oregon. M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. No
Ratliff, D.E., and P.J. Howell. 1992. The status of bull trout populations in Oregon. Pages 10-17 in Howell, P.J. and D.V. Buchanan, editors. Proceedings of the Gearhart Mountain Bull Trout Workshop. Oregon Chapter of the AFS, Corvallis, OR. No
Sedell, J.R., B.A. McIntosh, and P.J. Minear. 1991. Evaluation of past and present stream habitat conditions. Report for the Army Corps of Engineers temperature control feasibility study. Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, OR. No
U.S. General Accounting Office. 1998. Oregon watersheds: many activities contribute to increased turbidity during large storms. GAO/RCED-98-220. Washington, DC. 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 with high priority
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Recommendation: Fund with high priority. Also, this project is recommended for a multi-year review cycle with comprehensive review in three years.

Comments: This is one of only a few proposals that directly address habitat criteria. There appears to be good cooperation and significant cost sharing by other groups and entities in the McKenzie River Basin. The proposal excels in relating the importance of linking habitats within a watershed as well as human organizations, and it generally provides a sound basis for evaluation. It is somewhat ominous, however, to consider the potential cost of funding this level of activity over the entire Columbia Basin. Among shortcomings, the proposal notes that the 20-member McKenzie Watershed Council is developing a long-term funding plan, but that defies evaluation in the absence of an accounting of what is involved, prospects for success, when it is to be implemented, etc.

Specific comments and questions that should also be addressed are: Greater detail is invited about particular assessment methods to be used to prioritize areas for protection and restoration. It is difficult to establish from the proposal that efforts to plan, prioritize, coordinate, implement and educate will be properly focused.

Numerous tasks are outlined in the Methods section (Pages 15-16), but little indication of the prospects of success. For example, one task (to monitor for water quality, quantity and macroinvertebrates) neglects to say where, at how many sites, how frequently, and using what techniques. Under Objective No. 4, authors should identify how many workshops, field visits and demonstration projects are contemplated.

A list of critically related projects (Section 3) is incomplete, and the text supplies little detail about those projects. Reviewers are left with an incomplete understanding of the relationship of the current proposal to others being submitted by the McKenzie Watershed Council to BPA. Among outreach efforts, the proposal offers a variety of workshops, field visits and demonstration projects, but details are sorely lacking: Where, when, how many, with what goals and objectives and what prospects for success?

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999

CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
#6-ongoing funding needed.

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Technically Sound? Yes
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Well written proposal.

Project provides needed coordination within the basin.

Include a mechanism that shows how coordination is providing benefits to fish and wildlife.

Include a clearly developed internal and external performance plan to monitor and evaluate the progress and success of coordination activities.

Good range of cost-share partners.

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 (MWC) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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