Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199401807

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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

Reviews and Recommendations
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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Continued Implementation of Pataha Creek Model Watershed Plan to Restore Habitat for Salmonids
BPA Project Proposal Number 199401807
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Pomeroy Conservation District
Business acronym (if appropriate) PCD

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Duane Bartels
Mailing Address P.O. Box 468
City, State, Zip Pomeroy, WA 99347
Phone 5098431998
Fax 5098431168
Manager of program authorizing this project Duane Bartels
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Tucannon
Short Description Continue to coordinate, implement, and monitor practices for the reduction of sediment from the riparian zone and uplands and the enhancement of riparian habitat for Summer Steelhead and Fall Chinook Salmon within Pataha Creek and Tucannon Watersheds.
Target Species

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

Biological Outcomes of this project: Reduce the amount of sediment entering and being transported in Pataha Creek to a level low enough that it will not adversely affect the Steelhead and other fish in the Pataha Creek and the salmonid population in the Tucannon River. Restore the riparian habitat in and along the Pataha to a degree where it will maintain the low water temperature leaving the upper portions of the watershed and maintain it to the mouth. Provide additional habitat for the increasing number of fish that will be present in the streams of the watershed.
Biological Data: A limited amount of data was available for the Pataha Creek until 1999. The Pomeroy CD is in it's second year of a contract with the Environmental Learning Center from WSU in doing an intensive water quality study and macroinvertabrate inventory in the Pataha Creek and other watersheds in the County. The district also collects water samples with two ISCO samplers located within the Pataha Watershed on a daily basin. This data has been collected for over 4 years. The district is also working with Don McCool and Dr. Shulin Chen from WSU in comparing runoff from no-till fields to conventional tillage farming practices. The data being collected will show the affect of conservation practices on erosion and water quality. The runoff plot comparison will give actual numbers of the reduction of sediment coming from our upland cropland rather than depending on the RUSLE program for soil loss estimate.

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
1993 Became one of three model watershed in the state to restore and enhance habitat for the endangered Snake River Chinook Salmon
1993 Began process of setting up landowner and technical advisory committee members to oversee the preliminary writing and implementation of the Pataha Creek Model Watershed Plan
1994 Worked with NRCS personnel in gathering data on Pataha Creek and putting together a draft plan for review of the landowner/steering and technical advisory committee.
1995 Continued plan development and gathering support from local landowners and community. Set up 1st demonstration site of riparian fencing on lower Pataha. Constructed 1,780 feet of fence and planted willow and cottonwood whips and poles.
1995 Utilized Conservation Commission implementation grant to cost share a limited number of upland conservation practices throughout the county
1996 Began cost share program with funding provided from BPA. Installed 1,200 feet of channel revegetation, 1,560 acres of no-till seeding, 2.4 acres of critical area seeding, 4 sediment basins, 40 acres of divided slope, 1.5 acres of riparian buffer strips
1996 Installed 2.6 acres of upland buffer strips, 600 ft. of fish stream improvement, 8263 feet of grassed waterway, 64,378 feet of terrace either constructed or rebuilt, planted 1,780 trees and developed 1 off site watering facility.
1996 all the practices installed saved over 20,400 tons of soil from entering the Pataha Creek.
1996 all through this year, a continued effort was made to involve more landowers in installing the best conservation practices to reduce erosion
1996 Supplied fish aquarium in Pomeroy Grade school through "Salmon in the Classroom" program. Hatched 200 rainbow trout to help educate students on fish and the importance of good habitat.
1997 Continued implementation of draft Pataha Creek Model Watershed Plan. Received BPA cost share funding to implement the following practices. 1,679 acres of deep fall subsoiling, 1,432 acres of no-till seeding which saved 15,888 tons of soil, 1
1997 15.4 acres of critical area seeding, 6 sediment basins, 250 acres of divided slope, 2,092 feet of riparian fencing, 25,250 feet of upland fencing, 15.2 acres of riparian buffer strip, 400 feet of fish stream improvement, 88 acres of grass in rotation
1997 7,016 feet of grassed waterway, 1 spring development, 5,715 feet of streambank protection, 576 acres of strip cropping, 73,155 feet of terrace construction or rebuilt, 6,100 trees planted utilizing members of NezPerce Tribe Salmon Corp
1997 3 off-site watering facilities developed.
1997 all the practices saved 38,607 tons of soil from entering the Pataha Creek.
1997 Operated school aquarium in grade school and again hatched 200 rainbow trout to release into Pataha Creek.
1997 BPA representatives conducted macroinvertebrate field day for 4th through 6th grade school classes
1998 Continued implementation of plan. Conducted tours of projects, newsletter, presentations and educational process. Reviewed plan with landowner/steering committee and brought them up to date on what progress is being made towards reaching its goals.
1998 Installed 2,230 acres of deep fall subsoiling, 1,859 acres of no-till seeding which saved 9,995 tons of soil, 795 acres of two pass seeding, 4.2 acres of critical area seeding, 8 sediment basins, 123 acres of divided slope, 9,080 feet of riparian fencing
1998 26.6 acres of riparian fencing, 37.8 acres of upland buffer strips, 79 acres of grass in rotation, 15,451 feet of grassed waterway, 31,665 feet of pasture pipeline, 500 feet of streambank protection, 57 acres of stripcropping, 65,073 feet of terrace const
1998 15,000 trees planted utilizing Salmon Corp and private contractors. Practices implemented saved 46,536 tons of soil from entering the Pataha Creek
1998 Deployed 5 Hobo temperature sensors throughout Pataha Creek to gather temperature variations throughout year.
1998 WDFW electroshocked Pataha and Alpowa Creek to determine salmonid distribution and relative abundance.
1999 Continued operation of aquarium in grade school.
1999 Continued implementation of plan and further involvement of landowners and public. Spring tours conducted along with sponsorship for registration to direct seed conference for 20 producers. Sponsored bus to "Fields of Tomorrow" in Moro, Oregon
1999 Implementation of 1,933 of deep fall subsoiling, 2,197 acres of no-till seeding in which 7,071 tons of soil was saved, 1,889 acres of two pass seeding, 6 sediment basins installed, 4,191 feet of upland fencing installed, 4.6 acres of upland buffer strip
1999 128 acres of grass in rotation, 3,433 feet of grassed waterways, 9,157 feet of terrace, 20,000 trees planted, 1,080 acres of upland wildlife habitat developed. All practice implementation saved 18,511 tons of soil from entering Pataha Creek
1999 Began 1st year of 5 year no-till erosion study with 7 cooperators located throughout Garfield County. This program is funded by Governors Salmon funds.
2000 Completed planting of 8,600 rooted trees, cottonwood poles and whips.
2000 Continuing "Salmon in the Classroom" program.
2000 Bring together watershed committee's to make necessary changes before final approval of watershed plan.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Coordinate Pataha Creek Model Watershed activities a. Continue administration and communications of watershed activites 5 $ 2,000  
b. Work with landowners, district board, landowner/steering and technical advisory committee to prioritize project implementation 5 $ 1,500  
c. Provide information on district's project implementation, costs, and project effectiveness 5 $ 1,500  
2. Coordinate prioritization and implementation of riparian and upland projects. a. Coordinate district cost share program in implementation of projects 5 $ 3,500  
a. Coordinate on project compliance with NRCS standards and specifications 5 $ 500  
3. Secure additional funding for Pataha and other watersheds a. Continue with cost share programs in areas outside Pataha watershed that contain salmonids 5 $ 600  
b. Match funds with local, state, and federal agencies 5 $ 600  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 9,500 $ 9,000 $ 11,000 $ 10,000

Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Reduce sediment deposition into stream and spawning gravels by reducing streambank and cropland erosion a. Continue upland cost-share program with an added focus on no-till, direct seeding, and changing crop rotation to annual cropping in high priority sub-watersheds 5 $ 85,000  
(Lower Snake Co-Managers Obj.) (Increase spawning and incubation success) b. Riparian fencing and planting to stabilize streambanks and recruit LWD in high priority areas 5 $ 10,000 x
c. Improve riparian zones with buffer strips, off-site watering facilities to reduce livestock impact on riparian vegetation 5 $ 10,000  
2. Maintain low water temperature as it moves from upper to lower portions of watershed a. Continue yearly tree planting program along Pataha Creek and expand this program into high priority sub watersheds 5 $ 10,000 x
b. Riparian fencing to manage plantings along stream banks and in riparian zone 5 $ 10,000 x

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 90,000 $ 75,000 $110,000 $100,000

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

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. Assess and monitor efficiency and effectiveness of practices being implemented. a. Coordinate data collection from producers on cultural practice installation (no-till, direct seed) to evaluate overall cost and effectiveness of projects 5 $ 7,500  
b. Continue runoff plot study with WSU on no-till comparison to conventional tillage practices. 5 $ 1,000 x
c. Continue water quality and macro invertabrate evaluation with WSU on data collection in Pataha, Alpowa and Deadman Creeks 5 $ 1,000  
d. Complete and submit reports describing assessment and monitoring results 5 $ 1,500  
e. Maintain ISCO's. Analysis ISCO samples in local soil lab 5 $ 1,000  
2. Plan and coordinate assessments and limiting factors of Pataha and other streams with spawning and rearing steelhead a. Work with WSU, WCC on conducting inventories and limiting factors analysis in Pataha, Alpowa, and Deadman Watersheds 5 $ 1,500  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 13,500 $ 13,500 $ 13,500 $ 13,500

Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 80% $ 4,900
Fringe health insurance, payroll taxes $ 2,400
Supplies office supplies and copier lease $ 1,400
Travel mileage and per diem $ 1,500
Personnel FTE: 80% $ 16,750
Fringe health insurance, district payroll taxes $ 8,250
Other Cost Share $100,000
Personnel FTE: 80% $ 8,200
Fringe health insurance, payroll taxes $ 4,100
Supplies office supplies, copeir lease $ 700
Travel meetings and over $ 500
Total Itemized Budget $148,700

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $148,700
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $148,700
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $200,000
% change from forecast -25.7%

Reason for change in estimated budget

FY2000 proposal was reduced to $167,000 from $213,000 by the regional evaluation team in LaGrande

Reason for change in scope

Adaptive management changes from monitoring projects, agency perspectives and landowner acceptance.

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 11,000 $ 10,000 $ 9,500 $ 9,000
Construction/implementation $110,000 $100,000 $ 90,000 $ 75,000
Monitoring and evaluation $ 13,500 $ 13,500 $ 13,500 $ 13,500
Total Outyear Budgets $134,500 $123,500 $113,000 $ 97,500

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
Jul 14, 2000
The FY 2000 proposal was reduced to $167,000 from $213,000 by the CBFWA, NEOSEW sub-regional team in FY 2000 due to budget constraints. Approximately 80% of this request is for on the ground implementation projects.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Sep 13, 2000

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$ 80,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 80,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 80,000
Sponsor (Pomeroy Soil & Water) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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