Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199401806

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Additional Documents

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

Reviews and Recommendations
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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Implement Tucannon River Model Watershed Plan to Restore Salmonid Habitat
BPA Project Proposal Number 199401806
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Columbia Conservation District
Business acronym (if appropriate) CCD
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Terry Bruegman
Mailing Address 202 S 2nd St
City, State, Zip Dayton, WA 99328-1327
Phone 5093824773 x5
Fax 5093824273
E-mail terry-bruegman@wa.nacdnet.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Terry Bruegman
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Tucannon
 
Short Description Implement, assess, and monitor habitat cost-share projects coordinated through the Tucannon River Model Watershed Program, a "grass roots" public and agency collaborated effort to restore salmonid habitat on private and public property.
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: The goal of the Tucannon River Model Watershed is improved capacity of habitat to support viable salmonid populations . This goal supports the Columbia Basin Fish & Widlife Authority Co-manager's goals of improved adult pre-spawning and juvenile survival. Biological outcomes of improved survivability will be affected by, increasing pool and spawning habitat quality & quantity through geomorphic stabilization, riparian bio-function restoration, increasing complexity, and reducing water temperature & sediment embeddiness. 2001 projects will be designed to incrementally move toward desired biological outcomes by addressing Plan identified limiting factors and the 1994 Fish and Wildlife Program (FWP) Section 7.6D habitat objectives for sediment, stream stability, water quality, LWD, pools, & vegetation. Project designs will utilize bio-engineering methology, riparian buffer recommendations, and USDA NRCS Ag. Best Management Practices (BMPs) to meet biological outcomes.
Biological Data: Extensive historical data is available for the Tucannon basin. This data, together with a reach-by-reach habitat inventory was used to develop the Plan & provides a base line from which to measure current restoration effectiveness. Current monitoring efforts include; 1) monthly water quality analysis, 2) pre & post-construction habitat cross-sectional measurements, 3) riparian plant survivability, 4) water temperature, 5) structural integrity, 6) photo documentation, 7) ISCO sediment sampling, 8) Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) predictions on upland Ag BMPs, 9) Alutin erosion measurements on direct seeding practices, 10) fish utilization and 11) redd counts & location. Monitoring is in collaboration with WDFW, NRCS, USFS, WSU, Army COE, and Frank Reckendorf & Associate. Comprehensive 5-year evaluation will include an extensive reach-by-reach walk-the-stream re-evaluation.


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
1980 Initial proposal to BPA for watershed restoration funding - not funded at this time
1984 Initiated USDA PL-566 process for watershed assessment and funding for implementation of Conservation Best Management Pracitces for agriculture, range, & riparian acres within the watershed
1986 Conducted a riparian tree density study in collaboration with WDFW
1987 2 large sediment basins constructed with combined drainage of 5336 ac. in prime spring chinook spawning area. Basins caught 3971 tons of sediment the first year.
1987 8000 ft. riparian fencing and 5923 ft. re-vegetation (4708 willows, 253 alder, 4858 cottonwood, 95 vine maple, & 135 ponderosa pine)
1987 Wrote 11 Conservation Farm Plans encompassing 2927.1 ac of farm ground in the drainages of the 2 sediment basins.
1989 Install 2 log weirs and 11 rock deflectors with logs & roots and boulder clusters in 2.5 mile demonstration area (28 total structures which created 2 large plunge pools and 26 medium scour pools.
1989 Planted 7200 willow, alder and cottonwood whips using volunteer fisherman and Conservation Corps within the 2.5 mile demonstration area.
1990 Installed 28 additional boulder and wood clusters to scour pools and stabilize banks. Xmas trees were used for some structures to create habitat complexity while stabilizing banks (within the 2.5 mile demonstration area).
1990 Planted 1900 willow, alder and cottonwood whips using volunteer fisherman. Beaver are a major problem to whip establishment.
1991 Received Congressional funding for the Tucannon PL-566 program for soil conserving practices.
1992 PL-566 contracts written with 14 landowners for long term conservation practice implementation on 13,823.5 ac. within the watershed.
1992 Planted 3043 willow and cottonwood whips using volunteer fisherman.
1993 IFIM study by WDOE to set flow requirements to meet salmonid habitat needs.
1993 Installed 4700 ft. riparian fencing, 2 limited access watering sites, and 1 off river watering system.
1993 Installed 3 rock & log deflectors to create 3 large pools, stabilize eroding bank, and decrease the width to depth ratio.
1993 Planted 1460 willow and cottonwood whips using volunteer fisherman.
1993 Initiated the Tucannon River Model Watershed Program through BPA.
1993 Establish Technical Advisory Committee, Landowner Steering Committee, and assign assessment responsibility between all members.
1994 Installed a series of 3 desilting basins in a wetland enhancement & sediment control project. Project is in a spring chinook & steelhead spawning and rearing area.
1995 Finalize multi-agency efforts to synthesis the extensive scientific works previously done on the Tucannon River basin (see references in Plan).
1995 Conduct on-the-ground reach-by-reach current habitat condition assessment.
1995 First draft of the Tucannon River Model Watershed Plan written, an extension of the "Tucannon River Watershed Plan - Environmental Assessment (USDS 1991)," prepared under the authority of the Watershed Protection and Flood Act, Public Law 83-566.
1995 Received WCC grant funding to jump start the protection, enhancement, and restoration projects recommended in the Draft Tucannon River Model Watershed Plan.
1996 Installed 20 Early Action Instream Habitat Projects resulting in 5 large plunge pools, 4460 ft. of LWD & complexity, 1 off-channel rearing site, 125 small/medium pools created, 1 irrigation modification, 3100 ft. riparian fencing, and 500 trees planted.
1996 Reconstructed one large riparian desilting basin damaged in the flood. Catches sediment in spring chinook & steelhead spawning and rearing reaches.
1996 Reconstructed a 160 ft. section of dike incorporating large rootwads for habitat complexity, as requested by WDFW.
1996 Conducted a new on-the-ground reach-by-reach habitat assessment to inventory flood damage, critical areas, and to modify planned implementation schedules following the 1996 flood.
1996 Installed 1 upland sediment catch basin.
1997 Comprehensive report to NWPPC on the Model Watershed Process and Early Action Projects.
1997 Final Draft Tucannon River Model Watershed Plan written.
1997 Provide WDFW with water temperature measuring equipment for new temperature monitoring data.
1997 Installed 12 instream habitat projects resulting in 8 large plunge pools, 6828 ft. of LWD & complexity, 3 off-channel rearing sites, 98 small/medium pools created, 1 irrigation modification, 5762 ft. riparian fencing, and 7000 trees planted.
1997 Performed O&M on 5 of the 1996 projects due to January 1-3, 1997 flooding. All projects remained in place, 5 just needed some additional work to maintain structural integrity.
1997 663.7 ac. enrolled in conservation tillage practices.
1998 Installed 12 instream habitat projects resulting in 15 large plunge pools, 5540 ft. of LWD & complexity, 1 off-channel rearing site, 146 small/medium pools created, 1 irrigation modification, 11,891 ft. riparian fencing, and 10,000 trees planted.
1998 2665.24 ac. enrolled in conservation tillage practices.
1998 Take post-construction cross-sectional habitat measurements.
1999 Provide a "Living Stream" to school for salmon life-cycle education, involving approximately 500 students.
1999 Initiated a riparian planting monitoring program to measure survivability by species, planting method effectiveness, and to determine any outside influences.
1999 Initiated a new series of water quality monitoring collection sites to evaluate restoration efforts.
1999 Conducting a new series of ISCO sediment sampling collection sites.
1999 Perform pre-construction habitat cross-sectional measurements.
1999 Install 9 instream habitat projects resulting in 22 large plunge pools, 6146 ft. of LWD & complexity, 1 off-channel rearing site, 98 small/medium pools created, and 26,000 trees planted.
1999 1870.6 ac. enrolled in conservation tillage practices.
1999 2 upland water and sediment control structures installed.


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. Coordinate Implementation of Tucannon River Model Watershed Plan Activities a. Facilitate watershed council activities 1 $ 3,800  
b. Secure supplemental funding for Plan implementation; projects to protect, enhance and restore salmonid habitat 1 $ 5,000  
c. Facilitate cooperation & agreement between resource agencies and landowners 1 $ 1,887  
d. Coordinate watershed/salmonid life-cycle information /education activities 1 $ 2,000  
2. Coordinate habitat project site selection. a. Facilitate Inter-Disciplinary Team potential project site evaluations. 1 $ 3,200  
b. Coordinate with NRCS for potential project engineering and design. 1 $ 6,688  
c. Facilitate project prioritization and selection 1 $ 2,800  
d. Complete Biological Assessment 1 $ 2,000  
e. Complete NEPA check list 1 $ 500  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 27,875 $ 27,875 $ 27,875 $ 27,875


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Improve pool & spawning habitat quality & quantity to improve adult pre-spawning and juvenile survival. a. Install instream bio-engineered habitat structures to increase geomorphic stability and pool complexity & reducing water temperature and cobble embeddiness 5 $114,140  
b. Recover riparian buffer area to restore riparian bio-function to reduce sedimentation and water temperatrue while increasing LWD recruitment 5 $ 96,555  
c. Install agriculture conservation Best Management Practices to reduce sedimentation impacts on salmonid life-cycle & habitats 5 $ 11,930  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$222,625 $222,625 $222,625 $222,625


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

n/a or no information


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Validate effectiveness of projects to meet habitat objectives & affect biological outcomes a. Conduct pre & post-construction habitat cross sectional inventories 5 $ 25,960 x
b. Perform fish utilization of project sites (part of habitat inventories) 5 $ 0  
c. Conduct basin wide redd counts at project sites (WDFW in-kind) 5 $ 0  
d. Conduct structural integrity evaluations (NRCS in-kind) 5 $ 0  
e. Expand data collection from established & new ISCO sampling sites 5 $ 7,270  
f. Photo documentation of project work 5 $ 450  
g. Conduct tree & shrub survival study 5 $ 4,550  
2. Conduct 5-Year Milestone Comprehensive Project Evaluation a. Conduct Reach-by-Reach Walk-the-Stream re-evaluation 1 $ 41,270 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
$ 79,500 $ 79,500 $ 79,500 $ 79,500


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: .385 $ 10,258
Fringe payroll, health $ 7,015
Supplies office, education, information $ 3,473
Travel mileage, per diem $ 4,629
NEPA & Biological Assessment $ 2,500
Personnel FTE: .495 $ 13,189
Fringe payroll, health $ 9,019
Supplies office, information & education $ 4,466
Travel mileage, per diem $ 5,951
Other cost share $190,000
Personnel FTE: .22 $ 5,861
Fringe payroll, health $ 4,009
Supplies office, information & education $ 1,985
Travel mileage, per diem $ 2,645
Subcontractor $ 65,000
Total Itemized Budget $330,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $330,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $330,000
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $330,000
% change from forecast 0.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable


Reason for change in scope

Addition of the 5-Year Milestone Comprehensive Project Evaluation as called for in the Tucannon River Model Watershed Plan. This study will validate current restoration activities and guide future project activities based on evaluation findings - adaptive management.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 27,875 $ 27,875 $ 27,875 $ 27,875
Construction/implementation $222,625 $222,625 $222,625 $222,625
Monitoring and evaluation $ 79,500 $ 79,500 $ 79,500 $ 79,500
Total Outyear Budgets $330,000 $330,000 $330,000 $330,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Ongoing Funding: yes; New Funding: no
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$330,000
Comment:
This project has no increase from their FY 2001 projected budget. The 5-Year Milestone Comprehensive Project Evaluation has been added as called for in the Tucannon River Model Watershed Plan to address monitoring concerns with this project. This evaluation will validate current restoration activities and guide future project activities based on evaluation findings.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$257,375
Comment:
Rationale: Budget increase inappropriate in this review.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$318,417
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$318,417
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$318,417
Sponsor (Columbia Conservation District) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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