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
Regional Habitat Education Support
BPA project number 9301100
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Multnomah Education Service District
Sponsor type OR-Consultant
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Mailing address||611 NE Ainsworth Circle
P.O. Box 301039
Portland, OR 97220-9017
BPA technical contact Andy Thoms, EWP 503/230-5827
Biological opinion ID None
NWPPC Program number
Develop materials for public awareness and involvement in fish and wildlife habitat protection and restoration.
Project start year 1992 End year
Start of operation and/or maintenance 1997
Project development phase Implementation
Initiated the Citizens Stream Monitoring Program. This program supplies stream monitoring kits to schools in the model watersheds program. The kits are made available to educators wishing to study the watershed as a "hands on" or integrated curriculum school project.
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
The project collects baseline information and documents changes in the watrshed area(s) over time.
Baseline information has been and continues to be gathered. This information could be used in considering the development of watershed preservation and reaclimation planning.
Specific measureable objectives
The placement of 32 watershed/stream monitoring kits in schools leading to the educational experience of students monitoring their local watershed/stream during an ongoing "hands on" research program. Both the student education on the watershed and monitoring procedures as well as the baseline information gathered by said students are stated objectives.
Students are capable, with proper training, education, and equipment, of performing basic research and information gathering in the monitoring of watershed and stream habitats.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Educators and students are available and willing to participate in the project. Schools are located in the proximity of safe monitoring sites.
Classrooms use hip waders, a Hach Aquaculture test kit, a copy of the Stream Scene Curriculum and the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (Green) Field Manual along with a square yard of insect screen, a 100' fiberglass measuring tape, a white dish basin, and three white ice cube trays to monitor and gather baseline information and document changes in the watershed study area(s) over time.
Brief schedule of activities
The continuing monitoring of the watershed study area. This will entail refurbishing and restocking of kits/supplies. The education and training of new students and new educators in the participating schools. The gathering, collating, and evaluation of original data for use in the development of ongoing watershed habitat protection and restoration plans.
Watershed degradation will continue until public awareness and involvement in its protection and restoration force reversal of current trends. Baseline information and continuing original data gathering are needed to lend credence to rehabilitation planning and execution.
Whether schools will be responsive to the project. Whether student data will be viable and consistent.
Summary of expected outcome
A wealth of original data on watershed(s) for use in planning. A well informed public in the project areas. Enhanced student learning through a "hands on" "real world" science research project.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Needs to work into regular school year.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
* 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 System Policy
Recommendation Tier 3 - do not fund