Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199607000

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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 McKenzie River Focus Watershed Coordination
BPA Project Proposal Number 199607000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
McKenzie Watershed Council
Business acronym (if appropriate) MWC
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jim Thrailkill
Mailing Address
City, State, Zip Springfield, OR 97477
Phone 5416879076
Fax 5416871065
E-mail jimt@pond.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Jim Thrailkill
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Willamette
 
Short Description Continue administration of McKenzie River Focus Watershed for coordinated planning, implementation, monitoring of fish, wildlife and water quality improvement projects; improve resource stewardship through public outreach and education.
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: The McKenzie Watershed has local and regional biological significance within the Willamette Basin. The McKenzie River has the highest water quality of all upper Willamette River tributaries and provides significant habitat for one of the few remaining strongholds for threatened spring chinook salmon and bull trout. Because its habitat contributions, the McKenzie Watershed is integral to the success of fish recovery planning in the Willamette Basin. In addition, riparian and upland habitat in the McKenzie Watershed is used by wildlife species of concern such as the harlequin duck, northern spotted owl and western pond turtle. From the BPA funded Assessment, the context for expected biological outcomes will occur in following areas: 1) water quality, 2) fish habitat and populations, and 3) wildlife habitat and populations. Measurable outcomes include: 1) an increase in ecologically functioning riparian and floodplain zones, 2) an increase in the protection and restoration of in-channel, side channel and riparian habitats for resident and anadromous fish and wildlife, 3) an increase in rearing habitat for juvenile spring chinook, 4) an increase in the protection of wetlands, oak-woodlands, and cottonwood habitat that benefit wildlife species, 5) improvement in water quality at selected areas due to monitoring data affecting land-management practices, and 6) improved resource stewardship and actions necessary to protect fish and wildlife habitat and water quality due to increased public awareness.
Biological Data: Many sources of data are available to measure and assess biological outcomes in the McKenzie Watershed. Available data is comprised of relational databases, GIS themes, and observational data. This includes: 1) completed subwatershed assessments by federal (USFS and BLM) and private organizations (Weyerhaeuser), 2) completed assessment of the BPA funded McKenzie Watershed, 3) completed assessment of the McKenzie-Willamette Confluence (OWEB funded), 4) water quality data collected and analyzed by the Council, Eugene Water and Electric Board, and DEQ, 5) fish, water quality, and precipitation data collected by OSU and USFS researchers stationed at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, 6) land-use planning maps and documents developed by Lane County, and 7) spatial and temporal data collected on fish and wildlife species by federal, state, and local entities.


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
2000 Completion of BPA funded McKenzie Watershed Assessment (November 00). 8 Steering Committee meetings, 1 document produced on Watershed Issues, Final Report characterizing the watershed with a framework for prioritizing and recommending restoration project
Completion of OWEB funded McKenzie-Willamette Confluence Assessment (July 00). 8 Steering Committee meetings involving gravel extraction companies, 1 document produced on Watershed Issues, Final Report characterizing the confluence's hydrologic, aquatic,
Completion of Council's evaluation of its water quality and macroinvertebrate monitoring programs. 5 Monitoring Task Group Meetings, report summary of data findings, final report providing an evaluation and recommendations for watershed monitoring.
Completion of Council's technical review of Lane County's riparian ordinance. 8 Committee meetings, draft report of Issues and recommendations, final report and recommendations by the Council for Ordinance improvements
Provided funding for Coordinator of Mohawk Watershed Partnership. Production of 8 Mohawk Watershed Partnership meetings and associated coordination duties.
Produced and distributed Pond Turtle brochure to private land owners. Distribution to approx.1000 property owners.
Completion of riparian restoration projects on private lands. Planted > 1000 trees, erected 2000' of fence, installed off watering area for cattle.
Continued citizen-based water quality monitoring in Cedar Creek. Monthly monitoring (12), interim report produced with recommendations for addressing e-coli concerns.
Continued citizen-based macroinvertebrate monitoring throughout the watershed. Sampled 10 sites with >20 volunteers.
Convened meeting of Spring Chinook Working Group and Habitat Acquisition Group. Developed preliminary strategy to present to DSL for using acquiring and using mitigation dollars for Leaburg Lake fill.
Council Staff serves on Willamette Restoration Initiative Board and associated Committees. Attended 10 meetings and produced draft work products.
1999 Council's Spring Chinook Working Group addressed management of spring chinook salmon. Monthly meetings with production of a list of limiting factors and recommendations.
Developed Steering Committees of technical specialists to frame the Confluence and McKenzie Watershed Assessments. Develop documents describing potential scope of work and issues
Council continued ambient and storm-event water quality monitoring. Collected storm-event samples during 2 storms, collected monthly ambient water quality samples
Council initiated private-land habitat improvement projects on Gate Creek. Developed agreements with 5 land owners for riparian improvement projects
Council maintained its cooperative relationship with UofO Infographics lab to house Council GIS. Finalized 7 spatial databases and developed WEB atlas for McKenzie Watershed.
Council developed fiscal management plan. 2 cost-sharing contracts initiated with Federal agencies
Facilitated the formation of the Teacher Watershed Education Network. Facilitated 5 workshops and worked with >100 students.
Staff worked with Oregon Dept. of Forestry re: riparian management. Arrange a multi-agency field tour developing a cooperative approach to riparian management across Oregon
1998 Provided letter to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission commenting on McKenzie Spring Chinook Management Plan.
Endorsed and lobbied for federal funding for temperature control devices at 2 ACE reservoirs to improve fish habitat in the watershed.
Hired Education Coordinator to manage Council's education and stewardship programs.
Developed and refined storm-event monitoring program across the watershed. Mobilized 30 volunteers to collect at 15 sites.
Developed and implemented citizen monitoring program for macroinvertebrates.
Collaborated with Habitat Conservation and Acquisition Working Group and local land trust to scope, plan, and implement large-scale land acquisition projects in the McKenzie Watershed. Produced targeted list of properties and landowners to contact.
Continued support and facilitation of stream/riparian enhancement projects in the Mohawk sub-watershed and mainstem McKenzie in cooperation with East Lane Soil and Water Conservation District. Planted >1000 trees with 2 landowners.
Secured matching funds from Oregon Parks Foundation for interpretive signage. Produced 5 kiosk signs.
Secured funding from foundations for citizen and student macroinvertebrate monitoring. Conducted 2 training sessions and 1 sampling event.
Produced riparian brochure, Caring for Streamside Areas in the McKenzie Watershed: A Landowners Guide. Distributed to 15 Realtors and Lane County Land Management Division (500 copies).
Completed a watershed education database and resource library for local educators. Distributed to school Districts, including approx 20 teachers.
Produced a Water Quality Forum to address local concerns following 1996 flood event. >100 attendees, media coverage, video produced of forum.
Provided resident/landowner education/outreach through workshops (3) and field visits (2). 40-50 attendees
1997 Expanded water quality monitoring program to include Cedar Creek. Monthly sampling at 10 sites.
Sponsored two riverside clean-up events (> 30 residents).
Worked in cooperation with East Lane Soil and Water Conservation District to implement riparian improvement projects in the Mohawk sub-watershed.
Formed 5 Council subcommittees to guide implementation activities. Each committee produced a Charter and potential work tasks and products.
Secured 2 grants in cooperation with Lane County Parks and Eugene Water and Electric Board for educational materials.


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.Continue to coordinate McKenzie Watershed activities among diverse groups that restore fish and wildlife habitat in the McKenzie-Willamette confluence area. a. Utilize framework developed during Confluence Assessment to identify and prioritize restoration projects 1 $ 1,000  
1. b. Plan restoration projects 2 $ 8,000  
1. c. Seek funding, partnerships, and associated permits for implementation 2 $ 5,000  
2. Continue to coordinate McKenzie Watershed activities among diverse groups that restore fish and wildlife habitat with emphasis on private lands in the lower portion of the watershed. a. Raise awareness of benefits of private lands to fish and wildlife through public outreach and education. ongoing $ 5,000  
2. b. Recruit willing land owners to implement restoration projects. ongoing $ 1,000  
2. c. Design, plan and seek resources to implement restoration projects. ongoing $ 10,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 29,000 $ 25,000 $ 27,000 $ 22,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Restore fish and wildlife habitat in the McKenzie Watershed a. Seek bids on the restoration design and select contractor. 1 $ 14,000 x
1. Provide oversight for implementation of project 1 $ 1,000  
2. Influence behavior of watershed residents to benefit watershed function a. Develop, utilize existing information, and distribute outreach and education materials to a targeted audience. ongoing $ 3,000  
2. b. Hold "targeted" workshops ongoing $ 2,000  
2. c. Convene focus group to assess successfulness of "message" 1 $ 1,000  
2. d. Convene citizens advisory group to assist Council with land owner awareness, education and recruitment. ongoing $ 2,000  
2. e. Coordinate application of water quality protection devices (salmon stencils, etc) 1 $ 1,000  
2. f. Facilitate water source and septic protection programs among local water districts. 1 $ 1,000  
3. Council would possess a strategy for implementing restoration projects that were identified in the BPA funded- science based assessment. a. Provide awareness and education to Council for context of implementation. ongoing $ 5,000  
3. b. Facilitate Council through a framework for project prioritization provided in Assessment; Watershed Action Plan would result, tied to an overall McKenzie Watershed Conservation Plan. 1 $ 15,000  
3. c. Develop strategy around utilizing Partners, the Council's technical committees, applicable laws and permits and permission and securing funding for successful project(s) implementation ongoing $ 5,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 73,000 $ 63,000 $ 68,000 $ 58,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Continue to maintain and sustain a highly functional watershed council a. Coordinate monthly Council meetings and supporting material. ongoing $ 6,000  
1. b. Chair and support Council's technical committees ongoing $ 12,500  
1. c. Maintain Council listserve and distribute information as needed ongoing $ 500  
1. d. Network with Council Partners and other Watershed Coordinators ongoing $ 2,000  
1. e. Administer to Council's budget and fiscal matters ongoing $ 500  
1. f. Production and distribution of quarterly Council Newsletter ongoing $ 6,000  
1. g. Supervision of Council Staff ongoing $ 500  
1. h. Seek funding for Council operations and project planning and implementation ongoing $ 2,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 41,000 $ 35,000 $ 38,000 $ 32,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Maintain and improve water quality through the continuation of Council sponsored monitoring and evaluation programs. a. Collect water quality and macroinvertebrate data. ongoing $ 9,500  
1. b. Analyze data ongoing $ 2,000  
1. c. Share data with appropriate parties ongoing $ 500  
1. d. Facilitate the development of recommendations with appropriate parties ongoing $ 1,000  
1. e. Collaborate to correct water quality problems ongoing $ 2,000  
2. Ensure restoration projects are meeting their objectives a. On-the-ground monitoring of projects with technical specialists ongoing $ 5,000  
2. b. On-the-ground monitoring of projects with non-technical groups (i.e. students and resident groups). ongoing $ 3,000  
2. c. Use adaptive management to add value to future restoration projects ongoing $ 2,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 50,000 $ 40,000 $ 45,000 $ 35,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: .5 $ 22,600
Supplies $ 3,000
Travel $ 2,000
Indirect $ 2,400
Personnel FTE: .45 $ 28,000
Supplies $ 3,000
Travel $ 1,000
Indirect $ 4,000
Subcontractor $ 14,000
Personnel FTE: .3 $ 17,600
Supplies $ 8,000
Travel $ 2,000
Indirect $ 2,400
Personnel FTE: .5 $ 20,000
Supplies $ 2,000
Travel $ 1,000
Indirect $ 2,000
Total Itemized Budget $135,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $135,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $135,000
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $105,000
% change from forecast 28.6%


Reason for change in estimated budget

The McKenzie River Focus Watershed Council requests additional funds in FY01 to enable the Council to provide a more comprehensive public outreach program, and expand our restoration project planning and implementation effort. These programs require enhancement due to the completion of the BPA funded Subbasin Assessment. The Assessment results will provide a terrific public outreach tool by displaying a “watershed context” useful to raise awareness of watershed landowners and residents. The Council has needed a resource to show “how and why” landowners can become involved in restoration. The Assessment will be used to meet that need. Additional funds will also enable the Council to develop a Watershed Action Plan. The Action Plan will prioritize areas to conduct restoration, examine the trade-offs and costs of particular projects, and develop a strategy for implementation. The MWC plans to have more on-the-ground projects completed in FY01 than past years due to the Assessment.


Reason for change in scope

The McKenzie River Focus Watershed Council objectives between FY00 and FY01 are relatively the same. The difference reflects a change in emphasis due to the availability of the Subbasin Assessment results and the need to capitalize of its scientific foundation for watershed restoration. The Council and Staff work programs will transition into a very focused and systematic approach to promote McKenzie Watershed conservation and restoration. As indicated above, the transition will provide emphasis on project planning and implementation, with a strong public outreach component to catalyze more participation in restoration projects. With the maturity of the McKenzie Watershed Council, less time will be spent on Council administration.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 22,000 $ 25,000 $ 27,000 $ 29,000
Construction/implementation $ 58,000 $ 63,000 $ 68,000 $ 73,000
Operations and maintenance $ 32,000 $ 35,000 $ 38,000 $ 41,000
Monitoring and evaluation $ 35,000 $ 40,000 $ 45,000 $ 50,000
Total Outyear Budgets $147,000 $163,000 $178,000 $193,000
 

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
$135,000
Comment:
The LwrCol SRT supports this project as it is proposed.

The McKenzie River Focus Watershed Council requests additional funds in FY01 to enable the Council to provide a more comprehensive public outreach program, and expand their restoration project planning and implementation effort. These programs require enhancement due to the completion of the BPA funded Subbasin Assessment. The Assessment results will provide a terrific public outreach tool by displaying a "watershed context" to raise awareness of watershed landowners and residents. The Council has needed a resource to show "how and why" landowners can become involved in restoration. The Assessment will be used to meet that need. Additional funds will also enable the Council to develop a Watershed Action Plan. The Action Plan will prioritize areas to conduct restoration, examine the trade-offs and costs of particular projects, and develop a strategy for implementation. The MWC plans to have more on-the-ground projects completed in FY01 than in past years due to the Assessment.

The McKenzie River Focus Watershed Council objectives between FY00 and FY01 are relatively the same. The difference reflects a change in emphasis due to the availability of the Subbasin Assessment results and the need to capitalize its scientific foundation for watershed restoration. The Council and Staff work programs will transition into a very focused and systematic approach to promote McKenzie Watershed conservation and restoration. As indicated above, the transition will provide emphasis on project planning and implementation, with a strong public outreach component to catalyze more participation in restoration projects. With the maturity of the McKenzie Watershed Council, less time will be spent on Council administration.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$115,000
Comment:
Rationale: Budget increase inappropriate in this review. Expansion of project should be determined in provincial review

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$127,133
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$127,133
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$127,133
Sponsor (MWC) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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