Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199608600

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 Clearwater Subbasin Focus Watershed Program - ISCC
BPA Project Proposal Number 199608600
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Soil Conservation Commission
Business acronym (if appropriate) ISCC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Janet Hohle, Program Co-Coordinator
Mailing Address 220 East 5th Street, Rm 212
City, State, Zip Moscow, ID 83843
Phone 2088820507
Fax 2088834239
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
Short Description Coordinate multiple jurisdictions, agencies and private interests to protect, restore, and enhance anadromous and resident fish, and wildlife in the Clearwater River subbasin.
Target Species All fish and wildlife with emphasis on Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, O. mykiss, Salvelinus confluentus

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: Fish and Wildlife Program Sections: 3.1, 4.1, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References The Clearwater Focus Watershed Program is co-coordinated between Idaho (Soil Conservation Commission) and the Nez Perce Tribe (Tribal Fisheries-Watershed Department). The Clearwater River subbasin was designated a Focus program through the process described in the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Section 7.7. Idaho Governor Batt named the Clearwater River subbasin for a FWP Focus Program. Letters of support have been received from:Clearwater Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc., Idaho Dept. of Agriculutre, Idaho Dept of Lands, Idaho Dept of Fish & Game, Plum Creek Timber Co., and Potlatch. Corp. Cooperative efforts have also included: BLM, BPA, Clearwater BAG, DEQ, NMFS, NRCS, SWCDs - 5 in subbasin, USFS (Clearwater and Nez Perce), and USFWS.

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
1997 Completed inventory needs from existing data for Focus Program development FWP Section 7.7B.2
1998 Coordinated Little Canyon Creek project development
1998 Coordinated Nichols Canyon project development

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9706000 NPT Clearwater Focus Program Co-coordination w/ ISCC program No
9303501 Enhance Fish, Riparian and Wildlife Habitat w/i the Red River Watershed Focus restoration in subbasin-Idaho SWCD No
9901600 Protecting and Restoring Big Canyon Creek Watershed Focus restoration in subbasin-NPT No
9901700 Rehabilitate Lapwai Creek Focus restoration in subbasin-NPT No
9607702 Protecting and Restoring the Lolo Creek Watershed Focus restoration in subbasin-NPT No
9607703 Protecting and Restoring the Squaw and Papoose Creek Watersheds Focus restoration in subbasin-NPT No
9607704 Final Design for Fish Passage Improvements at Eldorado Falls Focus restoration in subbasin-NPT No
9607705 Restore McComas Meadows Focus restoration in subbasin-NPT No
9608600 Clearwater Subbasin Focus Watershed Program - ISCC Yes
9901400 Restore Anadromous Fish Habitat in the Little Canyon Creek Subwatershed Yes
9901500 Restore Anadromous Fish Habitat in the Nichols Canyon Subwatershed Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Coordinate with NPT Focus Program a. Develop project proposals in priority areas that have multiple land status.
1. b. Assist NPT Focus projects as requested.
1. c. Develop Focus program annual report in conjunction with NPT.
2. Program Management for Implementation projects: Little Canyon Creek and Nichols Canyon subwatersheds a. Perform as liaison for project work with local, state, tribal, and federal agencies in subbasin.
2. b. Perform oversight review for attainment of objectives of each sub-proposal.
2. c. Facilitate development plans for third year of project work.
3. Coordinate Potlatch River Watershed Project a. Convene technical advisory team (agencies, LSWCD, tribe, landowners, Potlatch Corp) to complete watershed planning process and document.
3. b. Work with team to develop projects and enlist sponsors.
3. c. Facilitate projects development and prioritization of proposals for FY2001.
4. Interface and Coordinate with DEQ where TMDL Process for CWA section 303(d) listed streams in Subbasin Correlate a. Monitor TMDL process and bull trout assessment to determine where implementation plans will correlate with objectives of the FWP.
4. b. Facilitate project development and TMDL coordination when correlation occurs.
5. Public Outreach and Research a. Provide publishing and distribution functions for Focus projects, give presentations at public meetings, coordinate workshops.
6. Investigate and Coordinate Other Funding Sources and Programs a. Develop opportunities for cost sharing and participation with other funding sources: federal (BLM, EPA, NRCS), state, and industry.
6. b. Investigate opportunities for implementation of complementary projects on adjacent project areas, e.g. BLM and private land.
7. Project Progress Documentation a. Prepare four quarterly status reports and one summary report compiling subbasin activities.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 02/01/00 01/01/01 10.0%
2 02/01/00 01/01/01 25.0%
3 02/01/00 12/01/00 35.0%
4 02/01/00 01/01/01 5.0%
5 02/01/00 01/01/01 10.0%
6 02/01/00 01/01/01 10.0%
7 02/01/00 01/01/01 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Co-coordinator 1 FTE $ 38,600
Fringe @33% $ 12,750
Supplies Public meetings and workshops, publishing, I/E, postage $ 15,000
Operating Vehicle operation $ 3,000
Capital Monitoring Equipment $ 6,000
Travel $ 6,000
Indirect @10% $ 8,100
Total Itemized Budget $ 89,450

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 89,450
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 89,450
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
ISCC Vehicle $ 3,600 unknown
NRCS Phone, fax, furniture, office copying $ 3,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

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

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Availability of technical specialists in subbasin for project planning and development; time needed for co-coordinator assistance with on-the-ground projects

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Clearwater Focus Watershed Project: review and update. 1997. No
Columbia River Basin fish and Wildlife Authority. 1998. FY1999 draft annual implementation work plan, vol I.. No
Columbia River Basin fish and Wildlife Authority. 1994. Columbia River basin fish and wildlife program. No
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. 1994. Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit. (Spirit of the Salmon). Yes
Huntington, Charles. 1994. Final report: fish habitat and salmonid abundance within managed and unroaded landscapes on the Clearwater National Forest, Idaho. Prepared for ICBEMP. Yes
Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 1996. Clearwater River drainage: anadromous fish management plan 1996-2000. Yes
Meehan, William (ed). 1991. Influences of forest and rangeland management on salmonid fishes and their habitats. Yes
National Marine Fisheries Service. 1997. Decision matrix. Yes
Nez Perce Tribe and U.S. Treaty. 1855. Yes
Schneph, C. and Hasselstrom, K. 1995. Idaho soil conservation districts supervisors' handbook. Yes
U.S. Burea of Land Management (DOI). 1993. Riparian ara management: greenline riparian-wetland monitoring. Technical Reference 1737-8 No
U.S. Forest Service, Clearwater National Forest. 1997. Assessment of the 1995 & 1996 floods and landslides on the Clearwater National Forest. Yes
U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management. 1997. Interior Columbia basin ecosystem management project: upper Columbia River basin draft environmental impact statement. Yes
U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management. 1995. PACFISH. No
50 CFR Parts 222 and 1227 No

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:
Delay Funding
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Recommendation: Delay funding until they demonstrate relation to fish and wildlife and include a clear statement of overall objectives of this project, the relationship of project objectives to overall basin restoration objectives, as well as timelines, and a rationale (prioritization via a watershed assessment) indicating why specific elements are being undertaken, and in what order. A comprehensive review, via a visiting committee, of all habitat restoration projects within the Clearwater basin is needed.

Comments: This is a proposal for continued support of habitat restoration efforts in the western portion of the Clearwater basin. This project and 9706000 are closely related efforts to coordinate restoration of steelhead habitat in situations where multiple land ownership exists. Coordination projects can have positive results, but there is a danger of the work becoming fragmented and including activities not directly related to restoration goals. Success depends, in large part, on the willingness of leaders to "take the lead," in coordinating personnel. For that reason, such proposals should include an outline of the specific types of actions guiding efforts in each basin. As it stands, neither this proposal nor its companion offers a convincing argument that anything other than "coordination" is to result from the work. The project needs a focus on increased flows that more closely approximate natural seasonal hydrographs. Many problems with salmon streams can be resolved with restoration of adequate discharge.

Little information is provided in the proposal as to how the funds will be used – the methods section consists primarily of a "toolkit" of restoration approaches. Where, why, when are difficult to determine. Furthermore, the project history section is thin. No real results to date are listed

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
$ 89,000

CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
All on-the-ground projects are a direct result of this coordination position. There is a repeated concern of redundancy by the WTWG reviewers. There are two coordinators due to the political, private ownership, state and federal public lands, and Nez Perce ceded territory, which requires co-coordination.

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Technically Sound? No
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
The proposal is better written this year than last year and provided more justification.

Coordination proposals should include a clearly developed performance plan (i.e. external and internal review of progress).

Biological objectives and milestones are not clear. Monitoring plan needs more detail.

Provides diversity in experience and training to the Clearwater watershed program.

This project has been funded for several years but has not demonstrated past accomplishments and has not met biological objectives.

ISRP Final Review , ISRP 99-4 Recommendation:
Oct 29, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Fund at base level to maintain operations until province review. The recommendation of ISRP, in its June 15 FY2000 report, was to delay funding, until what is now being termed a "province review" can be conducted. The panel was not persuaded by the response that this recommendation should be changed to a recommendation for full funding. This project, and its companion (9706000, to the Nez Perce Tribe) are designed to provide some of the oversight and coordination function to a group of watershed restoration projects. This function is badly needed, but has been weak to date, and the project is in need of careful review and recommendations of the type that can only be provided by a site review team. Furthermore, by the time of the province review, this project needs to demonstrate that there is a coordinated biological monitoring plan in place. The ISRP recognizes the urgency of the province review, and has recommended that the Clearwater basin be among the first to be scheduled. Note that ISRP is now recommending that the component restoration projects within the Clearwater basin on which work is already underway be funded in the interim (which is a change for most from a "delay funding" recommendation). See also project 9706000.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Nov 8, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Mar 1, 2000
$ 89,450
[Decision made in 11-3-99 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 (Idaho Soil and Water) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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