Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199607711

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 Restore Mccomas Meadow/ Meadow Creek Watershed
BPA Project Proposal Number 199607711
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries/Watershed Program
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Heidi Stubbers
Mailing Address P.O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088437406
Fax 2088437310
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
Short Description Restore, enhance, and protect the diveristy of physical and biological characteristics of Meadow Creek and associated wetland area to provide quality habitat for Chinook salmon and Steelhead trout by working with an overall watershed approach.
Target Species Spring Chinook, Steelhead, and Resident Fish

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: 2.2C; 7.6A1 - 2; 7.6B1 - 6; 7.6C2; 7.6C.5; 7.6D; 7.7A.1; 7.4A.4; 7.8A.1 - 6; 7.8D.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Land and Resource Management Plans for National Forests and Bureau of Land Management Resource Areas in the Upper Columbia Basin and Snake River Basin Evolutionary Significant Units, 1998.
Other Planning Document References Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program; Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit, Spirit of the Salmon, The Columbia River Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama Tribes; Clearwater River Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Production Plan; South Fork Clearwater River Landscape Assessment

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 Salmon Corps removes 4 miles of posts, rails, and barb wire fence
1997 Construct 3.0 miles of riparian fence
1998 Finish fence construction (0.5 miles)
1998 Monitor existing riparian fence
1998 Install water table wells for groundwater monitoring

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8335000 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Supplementation No
9607701 Meadow Creek Restoration - Idaho Research/Education Project No
9608600 Clearwater Focus Corrdinator Idaho Soil Conservation Commission Co-coordinator for Clearwater River Subbasin No
9600600 Clearwater Focus Watershed/ Co-coordinators was in umbrella table No
9607708 Protect & Restore the Lolo Creek Watershed was in umbrella table No
9607709 Protect & Restore Squaw & Papoose Creek Waterhseds was in umbrella table No
9901700 Rehabilitate Lapwai Creek was in umbrella table No
9901600 Protect & Restore Big Canyon Creek Watershed was in umbrella table No
20087 Protect Mill Creek Watershed was in umbrella table No
20086 Rehabilitate Newsome Creek Watershed was in umbrella table No
20084 Protect and Restore the North Lochsa Face Analysis Area Watersheds was in umbrella table No
20085 Analyse and Improve Fish Screens was in umbrella table No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Coordinate with technical advisory work group associated with BPA project #9677701 Meadow Creek Restoration-Idaho (Research Project) a. Attend work group meetings to duscuss upcoming projects within Meadow Creek Watershed.
1. b. Present tribal views on projects.
2. Continue use of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Nez Perce National Forest and and Nez Perce Tribe. a. Review MOU for clarity.
2. b. Revise MOU and make modifications as necessary to avoid duplication of tasks.
3. Restore meadow and riparian plant communities (native plants, including cultural plants) to enhance fish and wildlife habitat, reduce sediment delivery to stream, stabilize stream banks, and improve water quality. a. Evaluate re-vegetation design.
3. b. Review design with technical group.
3. c. Collect willow cuttings and alder seed from local source.
3. d. Grow alder trees and store willow cuttings in cold storage.
3. e. Purchase container seedlings.
3. f. Plant willow cuttings and container seedlings in areas of stable channel morphology.
4. Monitor success of fence in excluding cattle from grazing effects on meadow riparian habitat. a. Evaluate over winter damage of fence during early spring months by walking entire fence line.
4. b. Repair any damaged or destroyed sections of fence.
4. c. Measure plant survival rates as a result of grazing exclusion.
5. Monitor and Evaluate regeneration of wetland characteristics. a. Monitor obliterated irrigation canals.
5. b. Create wetland vegetation design and review with technical group.
5. c. Plant native wetland vegetation, including cultural plants.
5. d. Measure wetland plant survival rates.
5. e. Collect groundwater levels and temperature data, and measure change in regime for each set of data.
5. f. Monitor wetland characteristics.
6. Monitor stream characteristics. a. Purchase long-term temperature recorders.
6. b. Install temperature recorders at selected sites.
6. c. Measure change in stream temperature regime.
6. d. Correlate groundwater and stream temperature data with channel morphology, fish densities, redd counts, amphibian densities, substrate composition with data that the Nez Perce National Forest has collected.
7. Complete NEPA analysis to obliterate irrigation ditches to restore hydrological characteristic of the watershed. a. Coordinate between University of Idaho, Nez Perce Tribe, and Nez Perce National Forest to complete NEPA analysis.
7. b. Determine materials and documents needed to complete NEPA analysis.
7. c. Complete NEPA analysis under coordination between University of Idaho, Nez Perce Tribe, and Nez Perce National Forest
8. Manage project to effectively accomplish project goals. a. Develop project time schedules.
8. b. Update and communicate with all entities involved in Technical Advisory Work Group.
8. c. Share information with all interested parties.
8. d. Prepare quarterly and annual reports.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 12/01/99 12/01/00 N/A X 5.0%
2 12/01/99 12/01/00 N/A X 5.0%
3 12/01/99 09/01/00 Restored native plant communities. X 20.0%
4 03/01/00 06/01/00 Full functioning fence. X 5.0%
5 03/01/00 09/01/00 Regenerated wetland. X 10.0%
6 02/01/00 11/01/00 Statistical analysis of monitoring data. X 25.0%
7 12/01/00 11/01/00 Completed NEPA Analysis. X 20.0%
8 12/01/00 01/01/01 N/A X 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 55,680
Fringe 14% Tax-Exempt, Permanent Staff 24% Non-Tax-Exempt Perm. Staff $ 12,018
Supplies Office supplies, Tree planting augers and bars, Container Seedlings, Cold Storage, Thermograph $ 7,800
NEPA Sub-contract $ 50,000
Travel $ 15,000
Indirect 22.9% $ 20,724
Other Equipment - camera $ 400
Subcontractor $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $166,622

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $166,622
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $166,622
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
Earth Conservation Corps/ Salmon Corps Management of Labor - tree planting $ 500 unknown
Nez Perce National Forest Ecology, Hydrology, Fisheries, and NEPA Support $ 20,000 unknown
University of Idaho Professional Faculity support. $ 5,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $120,000 $120,000 $100,000 $100,000
Total Outyear Budgets $120,000 $120,000 $100,000 $100,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Severe/Inclement weather, NEPA analysis, and permits for irrigation ditch obliteration.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bursik, Robert. 1992. McComas Meadows Vegetation and Floristic Surveys and Management Recommendations.Botanical Enterprises, Amery, WI. No
Federal Guide for Watershed Analysis. 1995. Ecosystem Analysis at the Watershed Scale. Portland, Oregon. No
Freeman, Larry H. 1995. How to Write a Quality EISs and EAs, Guidelines for NEPA Documents. Franklin Quest Co. Bountiful, Utah. No
Lentz, Scott. 1998. Draft Meadow Creek/McComas Meadows Restoration Monitoring Plan. Missoula, Montana. No
Nez Perce Tribe and Nez Perce National Forest. 1998. Draft Memorandum of Understanding. No
Nez Perce Treaty of 1855 with the United States Federal Government. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1994. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
USDA. 1997. National Indian Forest Resource Management Act, Public Law 101-630. No
US Department of the Interior. 1998. Riparian Area Management, Process for Assessing Proper Functioning Condition for Lentic Riparian-Wetland Areas. TR 1737-11 1994, Bureau of Land Management, Denver, Colorado. No

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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