BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal
Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget
see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations
Title of project
Clark County Fish Passage Enhancement Program
BPA project number 5505700
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Clark County Department of Public Works
Sponsor type WA-State/Local Agency
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Mailing address||P.O. Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810|
BPA technical contact , EWI
Biological opinion ID
NWPPC Program number
Construct fish ladders and upgrade culverts to allow fish passage through county roads.
Project start year 1997 End year
Start of operation and/or maintenance 1999
Project development phase Planning, Implementation
Through this program, we have constructed 4 fish ladders in the last two years.
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
Specific measureable objectives
Projects (between 4 and 6) will be designed to correct fish passage problems due primarily to erosion at the downstream end of culverts under county roads. Project success can be measured by the presence of anadromous fishes upstream of the projects.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
The project assumes l) that anadromous fish species can reach the project sites, and 2) that suitable spawning and/or rearing habitat occurs upstream of the project sites. Both assumptions require survey information from private lands for verification. We will rely on the Washington Dept. Fish & Wildlife to provide this information.
Project sites will be identified from inventories conducted by County staff, volunteer groups, and the Washington Dept Fish & Wildlife. Potential fish production benefits will be evaluated for each site by WDF&W. Candidate sites will then be prioritized according to potential fish production benefits and economic feasibility. Engineering will be provided by County staff under guidance by WDF&W. Construction will be provided by County. Landscape restoration planning and installation will also be provided by County staff.
Brief schedule of activities
Inventory and assessment underway
Site prioritization fall 1996
Engineering design begin fall 1996
Right-of-way acquisition begin fall 1996
Environmental permitting begin fall 1996
Project construction summer 1997, summer 1998
Riparian habitat restoration begin fall 1997
Monitoring, performance evaluation begin fall 1997
Significant areas of spawning and rearing habitat in Clark County are not usable by anadromous fish species due to blockages by culverts under County roads. Correction of these problems would benefit coho, steelhead, searun cutthroat, and possibly chinook.
Summary of expected outcome
Projects are expected to open up between one and five miles of spawning and/or rearing habitat for coho, steelhead, searun cutthroat, and possibly chinook.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Fish surveys upstream of project sites will be conducted by County staff, volunteer groups, and WDF&W.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 75,000|
* For most projects, Authorized is the amount recommended by CBFWA and the Council. Planned is amount currently allocated. Contracted is the amount obligated to date of printout.
CBFWA funding review group Below Bonneville Dam
Recommendation Tier 2 - fund when funds available
Recommended funding level $75,000