Within-Year Modification Request Form for FY 2008

 
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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Section 2: Description
Section 3: Related Projects
Section 4: Planning and Design
Section 5: Construction/Implementation
Section 6: Operations and Maintenance
Section 7: Monitoring and Evaluation
Section 8: Total Budget
Section 9: Project Documents
Part 2. Current Status of Modification Request
Part 3. Comments on this Modification Request


Part 1 of 3. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status BOG Meeting Date
January 2, 2008 Finalized January 9, 2008

Modification Type: FY 2008 Within-Year Ongoing
BPA Project Number: 199604200
BPA Project Name: Restore and Enhance Anadromous Fish Populations and Habitat in Salmon Creek
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Linda Hermeston
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Colville Confederated Tribes
Funding Type: expense
Project Leader: Christopher Fisher
Province: Columbia Cascade
Subbasin: Okanogan
 
Contact Person
First Name: Christopher
Last Name Fisher
Address: 23 Brooks Tracts Road
City, State Zip: Omak, WA 98841
Phone: (509) 422-7427
Fax: (509) 422-7428
Email: Chris.Fisher@colvilletribes.com

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
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Section 2a: Description (Species Information)
Target Species Oncorhynchus mykiss (steelhead)

Provide explanations as to why the following alternative funding solutions are not feasible and will jeopardize the project:
Reduction in existing scope of project: The objective of this project is to provide access by summer steelhead to Salmon Creek. To meet this objective this project includes two distinct components. One component is to lease water from the Okanogan Irrigation District which will create a migration corridor from the irrigation diversion dam (RM 4.3) to the confluence with the Okanogan River. The second component is to construct a low flow channel, which will provide passage at a low discharge (~10 cfs). This will allow the duration of the volume of leased water to be extended, consequently providing flow for fish migration for an increased period of time. There is approximately 7 acres near the confluence of Salmon Creek which has been appraised at a value of $240,000. By not purchasing this property at the confluence of Salmon Creek, addressing known impediments to fish passage may be prevented. Furthermore, accessing the stream channel to construct a low-flow channel may be denied by current landowners thereby compromising the project or increasing the costs by accessing the stream channel from another, more costly approach.
Deferral of existing work elements to later date: By deferring the aquisition of this property, access may be prevented thus compromising the objective of this project. If access is attempted from the opposite side of the creek, it will likely be more costly due to topography and infrastructure (swimming pool within a city park).

Section 2b: Description (Location Information)
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Location Description
48 41 70 119 62 77 W Confluence of Salmon Creek and Okanogan River

Is this/Are these the same study location(s) that was/were identified in the original proposal? Yes

Condition/situation creating the need for the modification:
Is the situation the result of a catastrophic event that occurred within the existing location? No
Has a habitat/population/mechanical/structural dilemma developed in the proposed study location since the contract was signed with BPA? No

Section 2c: Description (Work Element Information)
What work elements in the existing proposal does the proposed modification address?
Work Element Work Element Title

Proposed action to achieve the objective(s) A work element of land aquisition was included during the original scope-of-work, primarily as an oversight and there was a preception that the landowner was not interested in selling the property.

Does not implementing this modification jeopardize the ability to achieve existing biological objectives of this project, as well as other projects? Yes

Explain: Again by aquiring this property would allow access by construction equipment and resulting in an effective and efficient channel construction in the lower reach of Salmon Creek. A secondary benefit would be the City of Okanogan has expressed an interest in obtaining the property and expanding the City Park. This would ensure the integrity of project (stream channel, riparian vegetation, etc) in the lowermost reach.

Section 2d: Description (BiOp Information)
NMFS and/or FWS Biological Opinion that this funding request addresses Strategy
NMFS &/or USFWS
How proposed actions will address the BiOp
(i.e., substrategy / limiting factor / metric to be achieved)
NMFS 2004 habitat This project will allow access to 11 miles of Salmon Creek by UCR summer steelhead.

Section 2e: Description (Objectives)
Objectives of this proposed project
Objective
(abbreviation)
Full Description
Land acquisition Acquire land to access lower channel of Salmon Creek to efficiently construct a "low flow" channel and ensure integrity of channel and riparian habitat is maintained.
Access to Salmon Creek Construction of a low flow channel will extend the time period lower Salmon Creek is accessible for summer steelhead

Section 3: Is This Funding Request Related to Other Projects in the Basin?

Other projects that are related to this request
Project # Project Title/Description Nature of Relationship
200721200 Develop a locally-adapted summer steelhead program to supplement natural production throughout the Okanogan River basin Salmon Creek is identified as one of the major tributaries which would receive summer steelhead smolts developed from this program and in time would become a broodstock source.
20000100 Improvement of Anadromous Fish Habitat and Passage in Omak Creek Similar to Salmon Creek, Omak Creek has been rehabilitated to the point at which it is producing summer steelhead. Salmon Creek, like Omak Creek, is recognized as an important tributary in the recovery of summer steelhead in the Okanogan River.
200302200 Okanogan Basin Monitoring and Evaluation Project (OBMEP) OBMEP has been evaluating fish habitat and populations since 2004. OBMEP will evaluate the fish populations in Salmon Creek.

Section 4: Estimated Budget for Planning & Design phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Planning & Design
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?
Land acquisition Lease Land Land Acquisition Acquire 6 parcels, 23,598 sq. ft. of land at the confluence of the Salmon Creek and Okanogan River. Acquire land at the confluence of Salmon Creek 1 $ 0 No

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Planning & Design
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Planning & Design

Section 5: Estimated Budget for Contruction/Implementation phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Contruction/Implementation
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Contruction/Implementation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Contruction/Implementation

Section 6: Estimated Budget for Operations & Maintenance phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Operations & Maintenance
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Operations & Maintenance
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Operations & Maintenance

Section 7: Estimated Budget for Monitoring & Evaluation phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Monitoring & Evaluation
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Monitoring & Evaluation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Monitoring & Evaluation

Section 8: Total Budget Modification Request

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2008 Cost

Total Estimated Budget Modification
Total FY 2008 budget modification $ 0
Total FY 2008 budget for this project, including modification request $ 0

Outyear Budget Totals
Not applicable

Cost sharing associated with this modification
Organization Item or Service Provided Amount ($) Cash or in-kind?
City of Okanogan Removal of current structures on parcels $20,000 In-Kind

Section 9: Narrative, Maps and Project Documents
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 3. Current Status of Modification Request
Meeting Date Status Record Entry Date Decision Group Adjustment Category Urgency Status Budget Impact Reconsider Date
1/9/2008  1/2/2008  NA      Submitted  $ 0   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
1/9/2008  1/9/2008  BOG      BOG Denied  $ 0   
Decision Comments Next Steps
This request has been determined not be scope change.   

Part 3 of 3. Comments on this Modification Request
There are no comments on this proposed modification.