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
Coordination of Watershed Projects in Umatilla River Basin
BPA project number 9608500
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Umatilla Basin Watershed Council
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Mailing address||Umatilla Basin Watershed Council
P.O. Box 1551
Pendleton, OR 97801
BPA technical contact Mark Shaw, EWP 503/230-5239
Biological opinion ID N/A
NWPPC Program number 3.1D.1
Provide coordination, through a Umatilla Basin Watershed Council Coordinator, for 1) planning of sub-watershed enhancement and restoration projects and for 2) watershed education projects with the public and schools grade K through 12.
Project start year 1997 End year 1998
Start of operation and/or maintenance
Project development phase Planning
Coordination of sub-watershed enhancement and restoration projects will tie in with CTUIR's (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation) on-going and planned projects such as Project 95-060 and Project 87-100-01.
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
Sub-watershed planning efforts.
Specific measureable objectives
Coordination of sub-watershed enhancement and restoration projects will generate watershed plans that will in turn be implemented by the appropriate landowners, agencies, and community volunteers. Coordination of watershed education projects will increase the knowledge level on watershed issues.
Coordination, via a watershed council coordinator, of sub-watershed enhancement and restoration projects with cooperating landowners, agencies, and the community at large will result in the successful and timely development of watershed plans. Coordination of watershed education projects with Morrow and Umatilla county school districts will facilitate implementation of these projects in the classroom.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Securing adequate funding for the coordination effort.
Coordination on a sub-watershed basis to develop a specific watershed plan will be accomplished through development of a sub-watershed planning committee composed of the coordinator, interested landowners, soil & water conservation district representative, and Umatilla Basin Watershed Council representatives. CTUIR representatives will be a member for those sub-watersheds in their areas of interest. Agencies will be kept informed and drawn in on an as-needed basis. The planning committee will be the group charged with planning the meeting agendas and analyzing the output of the meetings. Meetings will be held for all residents and landowners in the sub-watershed for the purpose of identifying areas of concern, developing innovative methods for land use practices, education on watershed issues, and the formulation and implementation of a watershed plan.
Coordination for education projects will involve the coordinator, Umatilla Basin Watershed Council members, Morrow/Umatilla Education Service District, and teachers of the various school districts. These individuals will plan projects that are appropriate for implementation in the classrooms. This effort will include listing curriculum sources, training for teachers, defining equipment and material needs, and obtaining funding for implementing the specific project.
Brief schedule of activities
1997: coordinate the development of sub-watershed enhancement and restoration plans; coordinate the development of watershed education projects for schools and for public outreach; coordinate the implementation of the sub-watershed enhancement and restoration plans and the watershed education projects.
1998 and on: coordinate the development of sub-watershed enhancement and restoration plans; coordinate the development of watershed education projects for schools and for public outreach; coordinate the implementation of the sub-watershed enhancement and restoration plans and the watershed education projects.
The current factor limiting anadromous and resident fish productivity in the Umatilla Basin is summer/fall rearing habitat. An ideal opportunity to meet the biological need (egg deposition to smolt) is presented through the need for coordination of watershed plan development and their subsequent implementation.
Adequate funding for a coordinator to facilitate sub-watershed planning efforts.
Summary of expected outcome
Development of sub-watershed enhancement and restoration plans which in turn will be implemented. The development of watershed education projects which will be implemented in the classrooms and with the public.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
This project represents a unique opportunity to combine objectives and funding sources from several agencies and organizations to accomplish a common enhancement and restoration objective in a watershed context.
Cooperation with the agencies, organizations, and landowners is key for success.
None identified. Project should result in plans which, upon implementation, will improve fish and wildlife habitat with resulting downstream benefits for cold water aquatic species.
Monitoring activity will be based on measuring the successful development of sub-watershed enhancement and restoration plans and the cooperation of landowners willing to implement these plans. Success on developing watershed education projects will be in the development of these plans and the cooperation of school teachers willing to implement these plans.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 65,000|
* 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 Bonneville Dam - Priest Rapids Dam
Recommendation Tier 1 - fund
Recommended funding level $65,000