Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 20017

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Budgets for planning/design phase
Section 5. Budgets for construction/implementation phase
Section 6. Budgets for operations/maintenance phase
Section 7. Budgets for monitoring/evaluation phase
Section 8. Budget Summary

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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Restore Habitat Within Dredge Tailings on the Yankee Fork Salmon River
BPA Project Proposal Number 20017
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFS/IDFG/SBT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Tom A. Montoya
Mailing Address
City, State, Zip Clayton, ID 83227
Phone 2088383300
Fax 2088383329
E-mail tmontoya@fs.fed.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Rene' Mabe
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Salmon
 
Short Description Restore natural hydraulic and sediment regimes, restore floodplain and riparian function, expand available chinook salmon and steelhead spawning and rearing habitat, connect the West Fork Yankee Fork and Yankee Fork Salmon River priority critical reaches
Target Species


Project Location

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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


Biological Outcomes of this project: Expected outcomes include a healthy, functioning floodplain and riparian community, an increase in spawning and rearing habitat for salmonids, an increase in instream habitat diversity, and upslope stabilization.
Biological Data: Detailed aerial photography linked to a GIS data base, Forest Service, Idaho Fish and Game and Sho-Ban Tribes physical and biological data. The University of Idaho Ecohydrology Department is currently designing a restoration plan using channel cross-section data and a hydrodynamic model (MIKE 3) to simulate flood hydrographs, and low flow conditions. The model will also be capable to simulate sediment transport and selected water quality parameters.


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
1999 Overton, C. K., M. A. Radko, and R. Brannon. In Review (a). Watershed analysis approaches using chinook salmon, Yankee Fork of the Salmon River: An example. General Technical Report RMRS-XXX. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, RMRS
1999 Secured Partial Funding for Project through Forest Service Abandoned Mine Lands Appropriations.
1999 Completed Aerial Videography and GIS linkage
2000 Secured a understanding with landowner (Simplot Corp.) on Conservation Agreement.
2000 Presented conceptual design and methodologies to local stakeholders.
2000 Contracted with Ed Calame (N.F. John Day Project Manager) to review restoration feasibility.
2000 Partnership with University of Idaho Ecohydrology Department to design restoration plan through Graduate Program.
2000 Completion of Watershed Analysis (Federal Approach to Ecosystem Analysis).


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Restore natural hydraulic and sediment regimes, and floodplain and riparian function to the Yankee Fork Salmon River. a. Use aerial videography and linkage to GIS to develop spatial coverages of existing stream riparian area and condition. 1 $ 30,000 x
b. Use broad scale satellite imagery to identify key watershed areas that most directly effect riparian function. 1 $ 30,000 x
c. Use hydrodynamic modeling (U of I), fluvial geomorphologists, hydrologists, and fish biologists to define the desired channel configuration, floodplain, and riparian area. 2 $ 15,000 x
d. Develop a stream channel restoration design from above tasks to be used in a multi-year channel restoration project to rework the current dredged channel area, and to relocate the Yankee Fork road out of the active floodplain. 2 $ 30,000 x
2. Expand available chinook salmon and steelhead spawning and rearing habitat Same as Objective 1 Tasks a - d. Same as Objective 1 $ 0 x
3. Connect West Fork Yankee Fork and Yankee Fork Salmon River priority critical reaches for chinook salmon. Same as Objective 1 Tasks a - d. Same as Objective 1 $ 0 x
4. Provide for long-term benefits for water quality, fish, and wildlife a. An easement or land exchange with private landowners (i.e., J. R. Simplot Company) to protect the integrity of the restoration project will be necessary to ensure long-term benefits from this project. 1 $ 10,000 x
5. Complete NEPA, Permitting, SHIPO Compliance and ESA Consultation a. Same as Objective 2 $ 50,000 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 60,000 $ 30,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Restore natural hydraulic and sediment regimes, and floodplain and riparian function to the Yankee Fork Salmon River. a. Restoration of natural floodplain function will be accomplished through the reconstruction of the natural floodplain strata disturbed by past mining activities using heavy equipment. 7 $ 0  
b. Gravel and cobble tailing piles well be used to fill depressions in the floodplain following removal of built-up fine sediments. 7 $ 0  
c. These sediments will then be used to cover the leveled tailings for recovery of natural riparian vegetation in the floodplain. 7 $ 0  
2. Expand available chinook salmon and steelhead spawning and rearing habitat Same as Objective 1 Tasks a - c. 7 $ 0  
3. Connect West Fork Yankee Fork and Yankee Fork Salmon River priority critical reaches for chinook salmon. Same as Objective 1 Tasks a - c. 7 $ 0  
4. Provide for upslope stability. a. Reestablishment of the original bed elevations and floodplain of the main Yankee Fork is expected to reduce the continual headward migration of the stream channel. This should reduce channel scour and bedload transport from the tributaries. 7 $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$500,000 $500,000 $750,000 $300,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 20,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Provide for long-term benefits for water quality, fish, and wildlife. a. Aerial videography, and satellite imagery will be used to monitor riparian and upslope conditions. ongoing $ 10,000 x
b. Monitor water quality criteria to determine effects of implementation phase. ongoing $ 60,000 x
c. Channel cross-sections and photo-points to monitor river morphology ongoing $ 15,000 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
NEPA $ 50,000
Subcontractor USFS Rocky Mtn. Research Station, U of I Ecohydrology Lab obj.1-3, USFS Yankee Fork R.D. obj. 4-5. $115,000
Subcontractor Yankee Fork R.D. will complete task a and c, water quality monitoring and analysis will be contacted $ 85,000
Total Itemized Budget $250,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $250,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $250,000
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $900,000
% change from forecast -72.2%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 60,000 $ 30,000 $ 0 $ 0
Construction/implementation $750,000 $300,000 $500,000 $500,000
Operations and maintenance $ 20,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000
Monitoring and evaluation $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000
Total Outyear Budgets $930,000 $450,000 $620,000 $620,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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