Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 200003100

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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 Enhance North Fork John Day River Subbasin Anadromous Fish Habitat
BPA Project Proposal Number 200003100
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) CTUIR
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name R. Todd Shaw
Mailing Address P.O. Box 638
City, State, Zip Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone 5412764109
Fax 5412764348
E-mail toddshaw@ctuir.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Gary James
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin John Day
 
Short Description Increase production of indigenous wild stocks of spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead within the North Fork of the John Day River Subbasin.
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 project focuses on areas of the basin that are expected to provide the greatest benefit for salmonids. Pre-project surveys and monitoring will identify factors most limiting salmonid production. Restoration efforts will be designed to meet these needs with a long-term goal of restoring proper floodplain and channel function. Expected biological outcomes include: 1. Improved survival of incubating eggs through reduction of sediment input and water temperatures. 2. Elevated juvenile densities and survival as a result of improved channel diversity, pool habitat, riparian cover and increased populations of invertebrate species. 3. Improved adult return and usage as a result of elevated pool holding habitat and spawning gravels. 4. Increased riparian and upland vegetation by excluding livestock, supplementing native plants, encouraging floodplain function and stabilizing channel form to reduce erosion. Enhancements including, livestock exclusion and supplemental planting of native plant species will be utilized to meet biological outcomes. Over time, and the return of a healthy riparian plant community, we expect improvements in bank stability, shade, insect drop, macroinvertebrate populations, large wood recruitment, pool formation, bank storage, and ultimately elevated juvenile outmigration and adult returns. Ecological benefits, associated with habitat restoration, often require years to achieve. Biological outcomes, particularly those that are quantifiable, may be difficult to directly credit to habitat restoration efforts. Recovery rates of project sites vary considerably with climate, elevation and past land use. Restoration approaches also play a significant role in the response of biological indicators. For example, salmonid populations will typically respond quickly to large wood and pool reintroductions. However, this may not represent the best long-term management proposal for the site. Habitat restoration is a slow business at best and although some sites will achieve immediate benefits, others may take decades to produce similar results.
Biological Data: The overall project goal is to protect and enhance habitat for improved natural production of indigenous, wild spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead. The project focuses on correcting habitat factors most limiting to salmonid production. Project monitoring measures biological outcomes to determine effects of habitat enhancement efforts. The following pre and post-project monitoring methods are utilized under this project to evaluate biological outcomes and allow for adaptive management: 1. Summer stream temperatures (maximum, minimum and mean) are monitored from June through September of each year. Stream temperature data monitors the effectiveness of habitat enhancements on water temperature cooling. 2. Cross-section data is collected pre-project and continues to be taken once every three to five years thereafter. This information is useful in determining stream channel morphological responses from habitat enhancements. 3. Photos are taken in spring and autumn of each year to provide a visual record of changes in channel morphology and vegetative responses to habitat enhancements. This information provides managers with a visual tool of change over time and aids in the promotion of restoration activities. 4. Fish population estimates are sampled pre and post-project to determine anadromous fish presence and utilization as a result of habitat improvements. This information is useful in determining habitat use, species composition, and densities. 5. Habitat surveys are conducted pre-project to obtain baseline physical data. Post-project surveys will be conducted periodically to determine changes in stream hydrology, channel characteristics and riparian plant communities.


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
"New Project in 2000 - FY 2000 Funds have not yet been provided"


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 habitat impacts, attain solutions to detrimental land use practices and promote support of habitat enhancement measures in the North Fork of the John Day River Subbasin. a. Utilize existing information, including historical documents, research and management plans and any available GIS Data, to determine locations of site-specific habitat impacts. indefinite $ 7,905  
b. Coordinate with landowners and local, tribal, state and federal entities to identify habitat impacts, determine remedial measures and obtain support of project efforts. indefinite $ 11,945  
c. Conduct local outreach efforts (public meetings, tours and presentations) to obtain input, address landowner concerns, provide educational opportunities, and promote stream habitat restoration and protection. indefinite $ 14,268  
d. Assist the North Fork John Day Watershed Council in development of a North Fork John Day Watershed Assessment. three years $ 10,268 x
2. Plan and design habitat enhancement projects. a. Coordinate with local, state and federal resource entities and prepare grant proposals to develop cost-share projects. indefinite $ 6,065  
b. Develop and secure riparian easements with private landowners for proposed habitat enhancements. indefinite $ 9,323  
c. Obtain necessary environmental clearances, including Section 106 National Historic Preservation Act cultural and archeological compliance, Sections 401 and 404 Federal Clean Water Act Permits and Section 7 U.S. Endangered Species Act consultations. indefinite $ 10,631  
d. Complete project design and layout. indefinite $ 4,484  
e. Solicit bids and award subcontracts for fence construction, operated equipment, native tree and shrub plantings and noxious weed control. indefinite $ 9,871  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$112,000 $ 93,000 $102,000 $ 93,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
3. Implement passive enhancements in combination with intensive, native revegetation efforts. a. Construct livestock exclusion fencing around project areas indefinite $ 59,460 x
b. Install native willow cuttings and various bareroot tree and shrub species with an excavator along stream channel margins. indefinite $ 23,667 x
c. Seed native grasses and hand plant indigenous trees and shrubs in project areas to stabilize streambanks, reduce sediment input, provide insect drop, shade stream channels, cool stream temperatures and increase in-stream wood recruitment. indefinite $ 28,368  
d. Treat noxious weeds in project areas. duration of riparian easements $ 3,500 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$151,000 $134,500 $142,500 $126,500


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
4. Maintain habitat enhancements within project areas. a. Maintain livestock exclusion fencing. duration of riparian easement $ 8,092  
. b. Care of trees and shrubs, including watering, tree mat placement and tree shelter installation. approximately five years per individual project $ 8,480  
c. Treat noxious weeds in existing project areas. duration of riparian easement $ 3,000 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 25,500 $ 22,500 $ 24,000 $ 21,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
5. Collect baseline data and conduct post-project monitoring to identify habitat limiting factors and to quantify effects of habitat enhancement measures. a. Conduct habitat surveys in proposed habitat enhancement project areas to obtain baseline physical data. life of project $ 7,018  
b. Conduct biological inventories to determine pre and post-project anadromous fish presence. life of project $ 4,578  
c. Measure changes in channel morphology and vegetative responses to habitat enhancements at new and established photo point and stream channel transect sites. life of project $ 4,578  
d. Collect stream temperatures during summer months to monitor the effectiveness of habitat enhancements on water temperature cooling. life of project $ 699  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 22,500 $ 20,000 $ 21,000 $ 19,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 9.75 months (Biologist, Technician, GIS Analyst, Cultural Technician, Office Manager and Secretary $ 37,323
Fringe 30% $ 11,197
Supplies phone services, office supplies, duplication/printing, educational materials $ 4,000
Travel GSA vehicle lease, vehicle mileage, vehicle insurance $ 3,271
Indirect 34% of personnel & fringe, supplies and travel $ 18,969
NEPA included in Personnel above $ 0
Subcontractor Watershed Assessment $ 10,000
Personnel FTE: fish habitat technician, 2 months $ 4,630
Fringe 30% $ 1,389
Supplies fence materials, native trees/shrubs, native grass seed, and field materials $ 38,000
Travel GSA vehicle lease, vehicle mileage, vehicle insurance, training and per diem $ 4,485
Indirect 34% of personnel, fringe benefits, construction materials and field materials $ 16,491
Subcontractor fence construction, operated heavy equipment and noxious weed control $ 50,000
Personnel FTE: 1.5 months fisheries technician; 0.5 fish biologist $ 3,964
Fringe 30% $ 1,189
Supplies tools, fence materials, tree mats and tree shelters $ 6,000
Travel GSA vehicle lease, vehicle mileage and vehicle insurance $ 1,214
Indirect 34% of personnel, fringe benefits, supplies & materials and travel $ 4,205
Subcontractor noxious weed control $ 3,000
Personnel FTE: fish technician (2 months) and fish biologist (1.75 months) $ 8,752
Fringe 30% $ 2,626
Travel GSA vehicle lease, vehicle mileage and vehicle insurance $ 1,214
Indirect 34% of personnel, fringe benefits and travel $ 4,281
Total Itemized Budget $236,200


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $236,200
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $236,200
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $210,000
% change from forecast 12.5%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Budget is slightly higher than anticipated because of additional funds required for: (1) biologist to develop biological assessments for proposed noxious weed treatments and installation of live plant materials with 404 fill and removal permits (compliance with ESA Section 7 Consultation and NMFS 4d rules), (2) additional O&M ( includes increased technician hours for fence and plant maintenance due to project biologist having less field time than anticipated because of time required to develop biological assessments), and (3) trenching in willows with a subcontracted operated excavator.


Reason for change in scope

Scope has changed slightly to include modified O&M costs. This was a new project in FY 2000 and no O&M was required. Enhancements implemented during FY 2000 will require O&M during FY 2001. Enhancements involving operated heavy equipment and 404 fill and removals permits were not initially proposed. However, project personnel have determined that trenching in live plant materials with an excavator is the most cost-effective and most successful means of establishing riparian vegetation in project areas. CTUIR has had considerable success establishing native willow communities utilizing this planting technique in neighboring, Umatilla and Walla Walla River Basins.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 93,000 $ 93,000 $102,000 $112,000
Construction/implementation $126,500 $134,500 $142,500 $151,000
Operations and maintenance $ 21,000 $ 22,500 $ 24,000 $ 25,500
Monitoring and evaluation $ 19,000 $ 20,000 $ 21,000 $ 22,500
Total Outyear Budgets $259,500 $270,000 $289,500 $311,000
 

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
$236,200
Comment:
The budget is slightly higher than anticipated because of additional funds required for:
  1. the biologist to develop biological assessments for proposed noxious weed treatments and installation of live plant materials with 404 fill and removal permits (compliance with ESA Section 7 Consultation and NMFS 4d rules),
  2. additional O&M (includes increased technician hours for fence and plant maintenance due to project biologist having less field time than anticipated because of time required to develop biological assessments), and
  3. trenching in willows with a subcontracted operated excavator.

The scope has changed slightly to include modified O&M costs. This was a new project in FY 2000 and no O&M was required. Enhancements implemented during FY 2000 will require O&M during FY 2001. Enhancements involving operated heavy equipment and 404 fill and removals permits were not initially proposed; however, project personnel have determined that trenching in live plant materials with an excavator is the most cost-effective and most successful means of establishing riparian vegetation in project areas. CTUIR has had considerable success establishing native willow communities utilizing this planting technique in neighboring Umatilla and Walla Walla River Basins.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$221,205
Comment:
Rationale: Budget increase inappropriate in this review.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$244,544
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$244,544
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$244,544
Sponsor (Confederated Tribes Of The Umatilla Indian Reservation) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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