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
Title of project
Box Canyon Watershed Project
BPA project number 9700300
Cooperative development and implementation of projects to protect or restore fish habitat and water quality for the Pend Oreille watershed.
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
Supports a healthy Columbia basin; provides needed habitat protection
|Target stock||Life stage||Mgmt code (see below)|
|Westslope cutthroat trout||W|
|Bull trout||(P), W|
|Affected stock||Benefit or detriment|
Stream area affected
Stream name Cee Cee Ah Creek
Stream miles affected 9
Biological results achieved
Project reports and papers
Adaptive management implications
Specific measureable objectives
This project would develop measurable objectives for fish species currently lacking biological objectives in the blocked area and adhere to those objectives currently in section 10.8B of the NPPC Program.
Funding implementation of this project.
To protect resident fish populations within Box Canyon Reservoir and its tributaries.
Hypothesis to be tested
Justification for planning
Those efforts will provide the basis of on the ground implementation of beneficial projects
Use existing habitat assessment data to determine areas of present and potential upland impacts and propose projects to minimize or eliminate upland associated impacts to instream habitat and health.
|Phase Planning||Start January 97||End April 97||Subcontractor No|
|Identify areas of focus in Cee Cee Ah Creek.|
|Phase Implementation||Start April 97||End Unknown||Subcontractor Possible|
|Propose and implement upland projects that protect, improve, or augment existing in-stream habitat and overall stream health.|
|Phase O&M||Start 98||End ongoing||Subcontractor No|
|Provide O & M for projects within the watershed.|
Constraints or factors that may cause schedule or budget changes
SUMMARY OF EXPECTED OUTCOMES
Expected performance of target population or quality change in land area affected
The watershed approach, including participation in cooperative watershed projects and The Pend Oreille Watershed Committee (POWC) which consists of agencies, landowners, interest groups and the Kalispel Natural Resource Department. Members of POWC bring project proposals before the group for discussion and, where appropriate, cooperative implementation. Among the specific implementation measures being considered by POWC: streamside road relocation on USFS and industrial timberland; a series of public education events; an industry-sponsored watershed analysis project on mixed ownership; and tribal fish habitat improvement projects on mixed ownership.
Present utilization and convservation potential of target population or area
Presently open to the public and provides timber resources. Has a high potential to provide high quality habitat and protections for fishery population improvement and overall stream health.
Assumed historic status of utilization and conservation potential
Area was heavily utilized for timber extraction. Conservation potential remains high.
Long term expected utilization and conservation potential for target population or habitat
Improved upland conditions that contribute to, rather than degrade, stream health.
Contribution toward long-term goal
Protect and enhance resident fish for future harvest.
Indirect biological or environmental changes
Environmental attributes affected by the project
Water temperature, instream flow, decreased sedimentation, decreased embeddness, increased trout, and habitat availability.
Changes assumed or expected for affected environmental attributes
Near term changes will be negligible. However, long term changes will contribute to habitat requirements of native salmonids within the stream.
Assessment of effects on project outcomes of critical uncertainty
Habitat quality and quantity through the assessment methodology used by the Kalispel Resident Fish project.
Unknown at this time.
Compile data by a standardized method and complied into a standardized database such as GIS. These methods are yet to be determined.
Provisions to monitor population status or habitat quality
These methods are identified in the Kalispel Resident Fish project.
Data analysis and evaluation
Pre-assessment data will be compared to post-assessment data to evaluate the effectiveness of enhancement measures.
Information feed back to management decisions
By utilizing adaptive management techniques, we intend upon modifying techniques based upon new information.
Critical uncertainties affecting project's outcomes
By providing for stable funding levels to the tribe.
Project success can be measured by the direct effect upon the habitat as measured through the Kalispel resident fish project.
Incorporating new information regarding uncertainties
By utilizing adaptive management strategies.
Increasing public awareness of F&W activities
Through involvement in local watershed committees and public outreach conducted by the Kalispel Natural Resource Department.
|Related BPA project||Relationship|
|5503600 Yellow Perch Aquaculture Facility (Unfunded Resident Fish Project)5503500 Resident Fish Stock Status Above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams (ongoing Resident Fish Project) 9500100 Kalispel Tribe Resident Fish (Ongoing Resident Fish Project)||Unfunded resident fish substitution project.Improve knowledge of fish stocks to manage those species more effeciently.Project implementation to restore fish habitat.|
|Related non-BPA project||Relationship|
|Pend Oreille County Watershed Committee||Implementation of projects|
Opportunities for cooperation
Potential project cooperation from USFS, private land owners, and private timber companies.
1997 Planned $17,280
|Future funding needs||Past obligations (incl. 1997 if done)|
Other non-financial supporters
Pend Oreille Conservation District, USFWS, USFS, NRCS, WDFW, and private timber companies.
FY97 overhead percent 28.7%
How does percentage apply to direct costs
Direct costs minus capital equipment and contract services.