BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1998 Proposal

Section 1. Summary
Section 2. Goals
Section 3. Background
Section 4. Purpose and methods
Section 5. Planned activities
Section 6. Outcomes, monitoring and evaluation
Section 7. Relationships
Section 8. Costs and FTE

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Summary

Title of project
Okanogan Watershed Planning

BPA project number   9502100

Short description
Initial model watershed planning for Okanogan watershed.

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Colville Confederated Tribes

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameGerald Marco, Fishery Biologist
 Mailing addressPO. Box 150
Nespelem, WA 99155
 Phone509/634-8845
 Emailcctfish@mail.wsu.edu
   

Sub-contractors
NA

Section 2. Goals

General
Supports a healthy Columbia basin; maintains biological diversity; maintains genetic integrity; increases run sizes or populations; provides needed habitat protection; program coordination or planning

Target stockLife stageMgmt code (see below)
Summer steelheadFreshwater 
Summer chinookFreshwater 
SockeyeFreshwater 
Spring chinookFreshwater 

 
Affected stockBenefit or detriment
Resident salmonidsBeneficial
Resident warmwater fishBoth

Section 3. Background

Stream area affected

Stream name   Okanogan River
Stream miles affected   80
Project is an office site only   X
Subbasin   Okanogan
Land ownership   Both
Acres affected   5,248,000

History
Contract work did not begin on this project until January '97

Section 4. Purpose and methods

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.

Critical uncertainties
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?

Biological need
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.

Hypothesis to be tested
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.

Methods
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.

Section 5. Planned activities

Constraints or factors that may cause schedule or budget changes
None.

Section 6. Outcomes, monitoring and evaluation

SUMMARY OF EXPECTED OUTCOMES

Contribution toward long-term goal
All anadromous and resident stocks in Okanogan

MONITORING APPROACH
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.

Section 7. Relationships

Related non-BPA projectRelationship
Okanogan Water Quality Plan/Wash. Dept. of EcologyWatershed approach to water quality planning
Mid-Columbia Habitat Conservation Planning process/ Mid-Columbia PUD'sanadromous fish habitat improvement work on Okanogan River

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.

Section 8. Costs and FTE

1997 Planned  $105,000

Future funding needs   Past obligations (incl. 1997 if done)
FY$ Need% Plan % Implement% O and M
1998125,000     
1999150,000     
2000150,000     
 
Longer term costs   Project implementation costs are expected beyond 2002, but costs cannot be evev estimated until watershed planning is in its later stages.
FY97 overhead percent   40%

How does percentage apply to direct costs
[Overhead % not provided so BPA appended older data.] Salaries only

Contractor FTE   One
Subcontractor FTE   Potential for one-quarter time fte