Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199403900

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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 Watershed Restoration Planner
BPA Project Proposal Number 199403900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Don Bryson
Mailing Address 612 S.W. 2nd
City, State, Zip Enterprise, OR 97828
Phone 5414260119
Fax 5414262096
E-mail bryson@oregontrail.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Silas Whitman
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Grande Ronde
 
Short Description Act as the liaison between the Nez Perce Tribe and Wallowa County. Help coordinate watershed restoration efforts in Wallowa County between the Tribe, County, Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program, local landowners, and state and federal agencies.
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: 1. Measurable improvement in watershed conditions in watersheds within Wallowa County. 2. Improved spawning success and egg-to-smolt survival for salmonids. 3. Improved habitat conditions for bull trout. These outcomes will result from reductions in temperature, sediment and nutrient inputs, improved morphological attributes (e.g. pools, woody debris, bank stability), and improved flows through better water management. This is expected to facilitate removal of Wallowa County streams from the State's 303d list.
Biological Data: 1. Stream habitat surveys were conducted in the early 1940's in the Grande Ronde subbasin, in the mid to late 1950's in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha subbasins, and again in the early 1990's using Hankin and Reeves protocols in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha subbasins. 2. Spring chinook spawning ground surveys have been conducted yearly since 1949 in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha subbasins. 3. Summer steelhead spawning ground surveys have been conducted yearly since 1964 in the Grande Ronde subbasin and since 1967 in Camp Creek, a tributary to Big Sheep Creek in the Imnaha Subbasin. 4. Bull trout spawning ground surveys were initiated in 1994 in the two subbasins and will be conducted yearly in selected streams depending on funding. 5. Smolt monitoring was initiated in 1993 in the Grande Ronde subbasin and 1994 on the Imnaha River. 6. Continuous water temperature data is available since the late 1980's; other water quality data is spotty. 7. Some USGS data is available since 1913.


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
1994 Bear Creek Action Plan
1994 Seven flow gages installed at irrigation diversions in Bear Creek, Wallowa River tributary.
1995 Lostine Habitat Assessment
1995 Combined three irrigation diversion structures into one structure with built in fish passage. This eliminated three annual push-up dams in the mainstem Wallowa River.
1995 Twenty-nine flow gages installed at irrigation diversions in the Lostine and Wallowa rivers. Five additional gages installed on the mainstems of Bear Creek and the Lostine and Wallowa rivers and two abandoned USGS gages were reinstalled.
1995 Fifty-five habitat projects (GRMWP/BPA, OWHP, GWEB) implemented in Wallowa County in 1994-1995.
1996 Converted annual push-up dam into a permanent structure with built-in fish passage on the Lower Lostine River.
1996 Twenty habitat projects (GRMWP/BPA, OWHP, GWEB) implemented in Wallowa County.
1997 Converted three annual push-up dams into permanent structures with built-in fish passage on the lower Lostine River.
1997 Constructed a low flow channel in the lower three miles of Bear Creek to facilitate late season passage of spring chinook onto the spawning grounds.
1997 Thirteen habitat projects (GRMWP/BPA, GWEB) implemented in Wallowa County.
1998 Revised the hatchery/natural production model to accommodate the Imnaha sliding scale developed by the co-managers to manage spring chinook.
1998 Twenty-one habitat projects (GRMWP/BPA, GWEB) implemented in Wallowa County.
1999 Coordinated an effort between the Wallowa SWCD, OWRD, and USGS to continue operating the mainstem flow gages on the Lostine River and Bear Creek and procured the funding.
1999 Worked with Wallowa County NRAC's Standing Committee and contractor to update the County/Tribe Plan and add a terrestrial multi-species section based on habitat and cover types.
1999 Twenty-one habitat projects (GRMWP/BPA, OWEB) implemented in 1999 or will be implemented in 2000 in Wallowa County.
2000 Completed Chapter 6 for the Northeast Oregon Hatchery Master 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. Implement the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program in Wallowa County. a. Participate as a member of the Board and Standing Committee representing the Nez Perce Tribe. ongoing $ 5,728  
b. Act as the Wallowa Basin Project Planner counterpart to the Union County planner that works directly for the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program. ongoing $ 3,580  
2. Implement the Wallow County/Nez Perce Tribe Salmon Habitat Recovery Plan and Multi-Species Habitat Strategy (County/Tribe Plan). a. Participate as the Nez Perce Tribe's representative on Wallowa County's Natural Resource Advisory Committee and Standing Committee. ongoing $ 3,341  
b. Participate in the development, monitoring, and updating of Comprehensive Resource Management Plans and Action Plans and developing individual Land Management Plans with parties active in Wallowa County, as called for in the County/Tribe Plan. ongoing $ 7,159  
3. Facilitate coordination, cooperation, communication, and planning between Wallowa County and the Nez Perce Tribe and between Wallowa County and Union County. a. Coordinate with the Nez Perce Tribe on a technical and policy level. ongoing $ 4,773  
b. Participate in ODA's Senate Bill 1010 and ODEQ's TMDL planning process. 2 $ 5,250  
c. Coordinate with the Wallowa County Commissioners and Public Works Department, GRMWP, Wallowa Resources, NRCS, SWCD, ODFW, ODEQ, ODF, USFS, BLM, BOR, BPA, USF&WS, NMFS, and others as needed. ongoing $ 2,864  
4. Facilitate watershed restoration project planning and development. a. Develop habitat project proposals as needed, working with private landowners and appropriate agencies and entities. ongoing $ 7,637  
b. Participate in the GRMW's, OWEB's, and Wallowa County NRAC's Technical Committee forums to review project proposals. ongoing $ 4,773  
c. Provide coordination and technical input for the Tribe on USFS and BLM activities (e.g. timber sales, grazing allotments, recreation, land swaps, culturally important plants) and COE/State 404 permit applications. ongoing $ 2,864  
5. Facilitate project implementation and monitoring. a. Write Biological Assessments and complete NEPA compliance checklists and COE/State 404 permit applications for habitat restoration projects proposed by the NRCS, SWCD, private landowners, and the Nez Perce Tribe. ongoing $ 5,728  
b. Participate in developing a comprehensive watershed level monitoring plan for Wallowa County. 2 $ 2,386  
c. Participate in the annual spawning ground surveys with ODFW and USFS. ongoing $ 1,671  
6. Provide technical help as needed for the development of the Northeast Oregon Hatchery Program (NEOH) in Wallowa County and the on-going operation of the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan hatchery program in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha subbasins. a. Provide written input and technical review of documents for NEOH. 2 $ 2,386  
b. Participate with ODFW, CTUIR, and WDFW on the development of the Annual Operating Plans for the LSRCP hatchery programs. ongoing $ 955  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 70,724 $ 74,260 $ 64,149 $ 67,356


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

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Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1.25; includes 1/4 time office manager (other 3/4 time covered by other budgets in office) $ 33,745
Fringe $ 6,749
Supplies office supplies, equipment lease and purchase $ 991
Travel vehicle lease, per diem, and air travel $ 2,775
Indirect 26.61% $ 12,840
Other telephone, repairs, and portion of office rent and utilities $ 3,995
Total Itemized Budget $ 61,095


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $ 61,095
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $ 61,095
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $ 61,089
% change from forecast 0.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable


Reason for change in scope

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Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 64,149 $ 67,356 $ 70,724 $ 74,260
Total Outyear Budgets $ 64,149 $ 67,356 $ 70,724 $ 74,260
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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