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
Large Woody Debris Collection and Placement
BPA project number 5510300
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Yakama Indian Nation
Sponsor type WA-Tribe
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Mailing address||P.O. Box 151
Toppenish, WA 98948
BPA technical contact , EWN
Biological opinion ID
NWPPC Program number
Locate sources of high-quality large woody debris (LWD), such as from the USDA Forest Service or the USDI Bureau of Indian Affairs. Develop a memorandum of understanding with the agency(s) to provide long-term and (hopefully) perpetual source of LWD for future projects. Survey the river system using remote sensing to determine possible LWD project sites. Ground-truth potential sites, develop site-specific plan for placing LWD at sites in a manner that provides maximum benefit to fish resources.
Project start year 1997 End year 1998
Start of operation and/or maintenance
Project development phase Implementation
Provide any background relevant to prioritization (e.g. historic costs if the activity was previously funded under other project numbers, cost shares received from other agencies, major non-biological products or conclusions.) There are separate spaces below for biological products, reports, and need for the project.
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
Specific measureable objectives
Fish density will be determined pre- and post-project implementation throughout season of use.
Increasing stream complexity increases the amount of rearing habitat available, in turn improving carrying capacity of treated sites.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Fish density at treated sites will be determined by mark and recapture methods. Equipment will include normal fish sampling tools.
Brief schedule of activities
The project would begin by contacting potential cooperative agencies. Remote sensing would be conducted to determine potential suitable sites for scattering LWD. Once suitable sites have been ground-truthed and methods for delivery have been finalized, contractors with the appropriate equipment would be contacted and bids would be secured. Delivery of the LWD to the site would then occur. It is impossible to know the time frame within which all this would happen, but it would likely require one year to finalize the plan and an additional three months to distribute the material.
Managers believe rearing habitat for juvenile fish is severely limited in the basin. This project would increase that amount of rearing habitat available by increasing habitat complexity.
Rearing habitat for juvenile fish is severely limited in the Yakima Basin, so much so that fish managers believe rearing habitat restoration is one of most important actions to restore stock health.
Summary of expected outcome
Rearing habitat would increase.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Project design and implementation would be coordinated with the USDA Forest Service, the USDI Bureau of Indian Affairs affected contractors, landowners, BOR and WDFW.
Flooding may decrease the effectiveness of some of the LWD.
Pre- and post- project fish densities will be quantified at treated sites.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 50,400|
* 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 Bonneville Dam - Priest Rapids Dam
Recommendation Tier 2 - fund when funds available
Recommended funding level $50,400