Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 200000100

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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 Improvement of Anadromous Fish Habitat and Passage In Omak Creek
BPA Project Proposal Number 200000100
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) CCT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Christopher J. Fisher
Mailing Address P. O. Box 862
City, State, Zip Omak, WA 98841
Phone 5094227427
Fax 5094227428
E-mail Anadromo@televar.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Gerald Marco
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia Cascade
Subbasin Okanogan
 
Short Description This project is the implementation of a plan to restore 40-miles of historical anadromous fish habitat (summer steelhead) by improving land management practices and conducting restoration activities that accelerate recovery of Omak Creek watershed.
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: Expected biological outcomes are to reestablish a self-sustainable summer steelhead population in the Omak Creek watershed. To meet this objective improvements to the physical habitat must occur. Improvements in physical habitat will include reduced seasonal water temperatures. Water temperatures in the lower reach of Omak Creek have exceeded 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the past three years. Expected outcome is to reduce the stream temperature below 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Reduction in fine sediment is another parameter that will be addressed through restoration efforts. V* and sediment yield models will be incorporated to evaluate efforts that reduce erosion and sediment delivered to waterways within the watershed.
Biological Data: To measure the effectiveness of the fish passage barrier removal conducted during 1999, a picket-weir fish trap will be constructed upstream of the previous fish passage barrier. The trap will be monitored during the spring of 2001. Information will be collected from the returning adults. Water temperature will continue to be collected in 5 locations throughout the basin. The distribution of temperature data loggers have identified reaches where water temperate has increased substantially. Results of a sediment yield model (Pacific Southwest Interagency Committee) was conducted for the Omak Creek watershed during 1998. A follow up survey will be conducted in the future to identify effectiveness of changes in land management practices. V* methodology will be incorporated in selected tributaries and Omak Creek during the summer of 2000 to establish a baseline for the volume of sediment in the stream channels.


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
1999 Removed approximately 28,000 cubic yards of rubble from Mission Falls reach
2000 Surveyed and identified logging roads to be decommissioned in sub-basin of Omak Creek - beginning road obliteration during the summer of 2000.


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
Restore fish habitat via reduction of impacts a. Develop and submit biological assessment(s) for installing instream structures and revetments, hardened rock crossing and riparian vegetation planting. FY2005 $ 4,837  
b. Select stream reach and conduct *V sampling to measure amount of fine sediment to evaluate effectiveness of changes in land management practices and decreases in road density. Establish photo monitoring plots at decommissioned road sections. FY2002 $ 9,381  
c. Conducting stream inventory (proper functioning condition, Rosgen stream typing, etc.) identify areas non-functioning and develop a plan to restore proper function. FY2005 $ 5,536  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 10,373 $ 10,373 $ 10,373 $ 19,104


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Restore fish habitat via reduction of impacts a. Plant native riparian vegetation along 2 miles of Omak Creek. 2001 $ 6,000 x
b. Install exclusionary fence along tributary of Omak Creek (approximately 8,000 feet) 2001 $ 10,000 x
c. Install 5 spring developments 2001 $ 25,000 x
d. Design step-pool sequence in downstream reach in Omak Creek 2001 $ 50,000 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2003 FY 2002
$ 56,000 $406,000


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
Evaluate fish passage upstream of Mission Falls a. Install picket-weir trap FY2005 $ 953  
b. Maintain and check trap for returning adult summer steelhead FY2005 $ 1,559  
Restore fish habitat via reduction of impacts a. Select stream reach and conduct *V sampling to estimate amount of fine sediment reduced due to changes in land practices and reduction in road density. FY2005 $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 8,733 $ 2,512 $ 2,512 $ 2,512


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1 biologist (2.5 mos.), 1 technician (2.25 mos.) $ 11,289
Fringe 30% of salary $ 3,388
Supplies 100' tape, metal rods, eye rings (survey), 35 mm camera $ 650
Indirect 39.2% of salary $ 4,427
Subcontractor Forestry contractors, Range contractors and Environmental engineering consulting firm $ 91,000
Personnel FTE: 1 biologist (1 month), 1 technician (2 mos.) $ 1,484
Fringe 30% of salary $ 446
Indirect 39.2% of salary $ 582
Total Itemized Budget $113,266


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $113,266
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $113,266
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $ 55,760
% change from forecast 103.1%


Reason for change in estimated budget

An additional 50,000 dollars is requested to re-design the lower re-located reach at Omak Creek. The original design was deficient in many areas and has resulted in loss of instream structures and severe bank erosion. If uncorrected the creek channel may become a threat to a nearby county road or structures to the adjacent lumber mill.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 19,104 $ 10,373 $ 10,373 $ 10,373
Construction/implementation $406,000 $ 56,000 $ 0 $ 0
Monitoring and evaluation $ 2,512 $ 2,512 $ 2,512 $ 8,733
Total Outyear Budgets $427,616 $ 68,885 $ 12,885 $ 19,106
 

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: yes
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$113,266
Comment:
This project will maintain and protect investments in Omak creek. The WA SRT supports this project. Additional funding ($50,000) is requested to re-design the lower re-located reach at Omak Creek. The original design was deficient in many areas and has resulted in loss of instream structures and severe bank erosion. If uncorrected the creek channel may become a threat to a nearby county road or structures to the adjacent lumber mill. In CY 2000 a major blockage was removed from Omak Creek just upstream from this site at significant cost. The additional task requested here will protect that investment.

FYI. In 1999, Douglas PUD implanted 400 adult steelhead downstream of Priest Rapids Dam. The tagging procedure began in July and lasted through the 3rd week in October, tagging every 12th fish. The intent of the study was to look at passage at the hydroelectric projects. Tracking flights were conducted every three weeks. During the early May 2000 flight an adult steelhead was located in Omak Creek. The location was near Disautel (9 miles upstream of Mission Falls). The aircraft made several circles to accurately pinpoint the location of the fish. Since the tagged fish were a sample of the entire population, we can logically assume this individual fish was not alone.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$113,266
Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$120,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$120,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$120,000
Sponsor (Colville Confederated Tribes) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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