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
Okanogan Watershed Planning
BPA project number 9502100
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Colville Confederated Tribes
Sponsor type WA-Tribe
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Mailing address||P.O. Box 150
Nespelem, WA 99155
BPA technical contact Mark Shaw, EWP 503/230-5239
Biological opinion ID None
NWPPC Program number 7.7B.1
Initial model watershed planning for Okanogan watershed.
Project start year 1996 End year
Start of operation and/or maintenance 1999
Project development phase Planning
Contract has not yet been initiated.
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
Specific measureable objectives
1) Create an oversight committee of local stakeholders to develop and oversee the implementation of coordinated resource management that will restore and enhance the fish/wildlife resources in the Okanogan River basin, 2) Develop an overview of present watershed conditions that exist in the basin, 3) Identify the desired future conditions of the watershed, 4) Prioritize resource concerns and needs within sub-basins of the watershed.
The successful completion of actions associated with the objectives identified above will result in improvement to the health of the watershed which will enhance the anadromous fish resource as well.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Local stakeholders will work together to make the watershed planning effort a success. Adequate funding will be available to complete the objectives.
A planning approach will be used that focuses on endorsement of the model watershed by all the local entities in the basin. The priority will be to bring together local efforts into an integrated program aimed at restoring depressed stocks of anadromous fish.
Brief schedule of activities
Tasks would include: Committee development including a mission statement, goals, and objectives. A set of rules or charter to facilitate committee activities. The creation of planning objectives including the role of the committee and any other technical groups that might be required. The overview of present conditions as well as the identification of desired future conditions. The need to prioritize resource concerns in the watershed. Also, a framework of what the plan will include should be developed this first year.
The Okanogan River basin needs a comprehensive resource planning effort to restore and enhance its natural resources. Several of the anadromous fish species that inhabit the river are in a depressed state. Summer steelhead and summer chinook salmon are a low population levels and without some improvement to the health of the river they may become listed under the ESA.
Is it possible to bring together the local stakeholders in the basin to develop a plan that will improve the health of the watershed?
Will model watershed activities improve the anadromous fish resources in the basin?
Summary of expected outcome
Develop a process that involves all the stakeholders in the watershed to work for the benefit of the natural resources in the basin.
Create a framework that can be used to draft a model watershed plan and restore/enhance anadromous fish in the Okanogan River.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
This project, if funded this year, will enhance the Mid-Columbia Habitat Conservation Planning process now being developed. These processes compliment each other.
Progress reports describing rthe activities of the committee's and their progress towards meeting the expected outcomes will provide the means to measure the project's outcome.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 125,000|
* 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 Priest Rapids Dam - Chief Joseph Dam
Recommendation Tier 1 - fund
Recommended funding level $125,000
BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget) $105,000