BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal

Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Administrative

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
 NameStephan Coowee
 Mailing address611 NE Ainsworth Circle
P.O. Box 301039
Portland, OR 97220-9017
 Phone503/257-1578

BPA technical contact   Andy Thoms, EWP 503/230-5827

Biological opinion ID   None

NWPPC Program number   

Short description
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

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects

Project history
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.

Management implications
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.

Testable hypothesis
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.

Methods
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.

Biological need
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.

Critical uncertainties
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.

Risks

Monitoring activity

Section 3. Budget

Data shown are the total of expense and capital obligations by fiscal year. Obligations for any given year may not equal actual expenditures or accruals within the year, due to carryover, pre-funding, capitalization and difference between operating year and BPA fiscal year.

Historic costsFY 1996 budget data*Current and future funding needs
1993: 9,414
1994: 41,694
1995: 65,021
Obligation: 0
Authorized: 12,246
Planned: 12,246
1997: 20,000
1998: 20,000
1999: 20,000
2000: 20,000
2001: 20,000

* 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.

Funding recommendations

CBFWA funding review group   System Policy

Recommendation    Tier 3 - do not fund