Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199608701

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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
Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Focus Watershed Coordination-Flathead River Watershed
BPA Project Proposal Number 199608701
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) CSKT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Lynn Ducharme
Mailing Address P.O. Box 278
City, State, Zip Pablo, MT 59855
Phone 4066752700
Fax 4066752739
Manager of program authorizing this project Les Evarts
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Columbia
Subbasin Flathead
Short Description This program fosters “grass roots” public involvement, interagency cooperation and cooperative cost-sharing for habitat restoration to offset impacts to fishery resources in the Flathead watershed.
Target Species

Project Location

Latitude Longitude Description
Flathead River - point on River

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: This project will result in a coordinated effort toward addressing resource concerns within the Flathead River basin from a watershed perspective. Pilot projects initiated under this project will help guide the plan for fisheries and wildlife losses caused by Hungry Horse Dam construction and operation. This project will also include participation in on-the-ground habitat improvement and protection measures toward the same goal. This program will help facilitate the recovery of native species including bull trout and westslope cutthroat and their associated habitat. A subbasin plan will result from the efforts of this program. This plan will provide background, identify limiting factors, areas of priority and concern, resource issues, etc. within the Flathead River basin and implementation strategies to address each limiting factor.
Biological Data: When on-the-ground projects are implemented, pre-and post-treatment surveys will be used to compare various habitat restoration, passage improvement and offsite mitigation efforts. Photo points measure the success of revegetation and bank stabilization projects. Habitat surveys quantify shifts in cover, pool-riffle run ratio and substrate. Population assessments compare species relative abundance, population structure, and survival recruitment. Redd surveys estimate adult spawning population and describe habitat requirements. Migration counts compare strength of spawner populations. Please refer to related projects 9101903 (Hungry Horse Mitigation/Habitat Improvements), 9101901 (Hungry Horse Fisheries Mitigation) and the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Tribal Fisheries Management Plan for a more detailed explanation. Other useful information includes work currently in progress by the Flathead Basin Commission (FBC), Univ. of MT Yellow Bay Biol. Station and CSKT programs.

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): resident

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
1998 Published Dayton Creek Watershed Restoration Progress Report
1998 Revised grazing plan, built riparian and headwater fence in East Valley Creek.
1998 Contributed to riparian fence in Valley View to exclude stock from irrigation canal/creek entering Flathead River.
1999 Constructed >7000' riparian fence along the mainstem of Dayton Creek in cooperation with landowner &MFWP
1999 Constructed 200' of livestock exclusion corral panels in cooperation with landowner & MFWP to exclude livestock from the riparian area.
1999 Constructed 3.5 miles of riparian fence on the middle and east forks of Dayton Creek in cooperation with Plum Creek
1999 Constructed 1.7 miles of riparian fencing along Valley Creek
1999 Constructed 800 feet of livestock exclusion fence along DuCharme Creek

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. Identify new entities involved in watershed management Identify agencies, interest groups and individuals with an interest in watershed management (ongoing) . Determine the extent to which these groups or individuals can be involved a Ongoing throughout project $ 1,714  
2. Enhance communication network Work with other agencies and individuals to coordinate efforts thereby avoiding duplication and increasing efficiency. This will also be ongoing throughout the project. Ongoing throughout project $ 13,643  
3. Establish watershed forum Facilitate the forming of local citizens working groups and provide professional expertise and resources necessary for the working group to create an implementable watershed plan. Ongoing throughout project $ 5,119  
Continue working with Dayton, DuCharme, and Valley Creek and Jocko landowners. Work with Post Creek and Marsh Creek, Ashley Creek and Stoner Creek landowners as well. Ongoing throughout project $ 5,119  
4. Compile watershed assessment/subbasin plan Work on the compilation of subbasin plan that will be used by districts, communities and agencies in the future as a guide for watershed planning, funding, and resource management. Continue on Dayton Creek, DuCharme Creek, Jocko River, Valley Creek. Ongoing throughout project $ 7,678  
5. Cooperative implementation & funding Provide coordination to facilitate watershed based fish and wildlife habitat improvement plans and projects. Identify potential federal, state, tribal and private funding sources for implementation of watershed based projects. Ongoing throughout project $ 10,238  
Form landowner MOA's with agencies and landowners to protect investments. Ongoing throughout project $ 0  
7. Transfer information Transfer data & information between agencies, districts, committees and groups to avoid duplication of efforts and increase efficiency. Ongoing throughout project $ 2,560  
8. Project Coordination Assist in coordinating the implementation of projects funded by Project 9101901. This includes materials purchasing, fencing projects, bridge and culvert replacement Ongoing throughout project $ 2,560  
9. Monitoring & Evaluation Monitor my effectiveness by the number of individuals in subwatersheds participating in restoration activities Ongoing throughout project $ 2,560  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2003 FY 2005 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 55,000 $ 59,000 $ 57,000 $ 53,000

Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Purchase materials such as office supplies, copy costs, field supplies, meeting expense, telephone Purchase materials & take care of daily operational costs varies $ 5,080  
Vehicle expenses such as operation & maintenance Operate and maintain vehicle varies $ 4,232  
Travel & Training Attend conferences & training varies $ 4,800  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2003 FY 2005 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 15,000 $ 16,000 $ 15,500 $ 14,500

Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

n/a or no information

Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1 $ 35,255
Fringe 21% $ 7,404
Indirect 20%-requested rate waiting for approval 14% if current approved rate $ 8,532
Supplies $ 4,200
Travel $ 7,560
Indirect $ 2,352
Total Itemized Budget $ 65,303

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $ 65,303
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $ 65,303
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $100,000
% change from forecast -34.7%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Budget for FY2001 is less than forecasted in 1998, 1999 and 2000 due to the fact that BPA has requested that the Focus Watershed budget include only salary and operating expenses. Any implementation or project dollars should be incorporated in project 9101901. Because of this fact, no construction/implementation was incorporated into this budget.

Reason for change in scope

See above

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 53,000 $ 55,000 $ 57,000 $ 59,000
Operations and maintenance $ 14,500 $ 15,000 $ 15,500 $ 16,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 67,500 $ 70,000 $ 72,500 $ 75,000

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:
Jul 14, 2000
$ 65,303

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Sep 13, 2000
$ 65,303

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Sep 20, 2003
2004 2005 2006
$ 75,912 $ 75,912 $ 75,912

Funding Category: Expense

Tied to 200200300, now separated out - approved level 73423. Check on accruals: Project has accrued $73,834 to date for 03. Council recommended $100k. Increase due to indirect increase. 24018 - original prop.

Project Sponsor Request for FY04-05 Recommendation:
Sep 20, 2003
2004 2005
$ 75,912 $ 78,190

Funding Category: Expense

This ongoing project was originally budgeted within project proposal #24018. Due to the fact that BPA has not funded the new portions of this proposal to date, we have broken out the ongoing activities and the appropriate budget amount for submission.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$ 75,912
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 75,912
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 75,912
Sponsor (Salish & Kootenai Tribes) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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