Request for New Funding 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
October 28, 2009 Finalized November 4, 2009

Modification Type: FY 2008 Within-Year New
BPA Project Number: 199901600
BPA Project Name: Protect and Restore Big Canyon Creek Watershed
COTR/BPA Project Manager: David Byrnes
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Nez Perce Tribe
Funding Type: unknown
Project Leader: Bobby Hills
Short Description: This project is to protect, restore, and return critical spawning and reareing habitat using a ridgetop to ridge top approach, based on the Big Canyon Creek Watershed Ecological Restoration Strategy and following the Clearwater Subbasin Management Plan.
Province: Mountain Snake
Subbasin: Clearwater
 
Contact Person
First Name: Bobby
Last Name Hills
Address: P.O. Box 365
City, State Zip: Lapwai, ID 83501
Phone: 208-621-3537
Fax: 208-843-9192
Email: bobbyh@nezperce.org

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
Name Emmit Taylor Name Bobby Hills
Address: P.O Box 365 Address: P.O Box 365
City, State Zip: Lapwai, ID 83501 City, State Zip: Lapwai, ID 83501
Phone: 208-621-3544 Phone: 208-621-3537
Fax: 208-843-9192 Fax: 208-843-9192
Email: emmitt@nezperce.org Email: bobbyh@nezperce.org
Note: Deputy Director Watershed Division Note: Project Manager

Section 2a: Description (Species Information)
Target Species Oncorhynchus mykiss (steelhead)

Section 2b: Description (Location Information)
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Location Description
46 29 48 N 116 26 3 W Big Canyon Creek and it's tributaries. Big Canyon Creek is a tributary to the Clearwater River, joining it 31 miles east of Lewiston, Idaho.

Section 2c: Information Transfer
In what ways will information from this project be transferred or used? Data will be housed at the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management, Watershed Division office. Data will be available upon request. Data will be presented and summarized in report form and submitted to BPA.

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)
habitat

Section 2e: Description (Objectives)
Objectives of this proposed project
Objective
(abbreviation)
Full Description
Improve Steelhead Habitat Protect and restore summer steelhead spawning and rearing habitat in previously degraded/altered reaches of Cold Springs Creek and Big Canyon Creek.

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
1999-017-00 Protect and Restore Lapwai Creek Part of the lower Clearwater Basin
Other: EPA Region10 NPT Water Resources Wetland Program Development Grant This project works cooperatively with the NPT Water Resources Division to assess, protect and restore wetlands and water quality. This project also implements wetland restoration and protection actions as recommended by the NPT Water Resources.
Other: EPA Region10 NPT Water Resources 319 Nonpoint Source Grant This project works cooperatively with the NPT Water Resources Division to assess, protect and restore watersheds and water quality. This project also implements watershed restoration and protection actions as recommended by the NPT Water Resources.
198335000 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery O&M This project compliments the hatchery supplementation to restore and recover Snake River Basin salmon stocks by improving habitat quantity/quality.
198335003 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery M&E Protection and restoration of fisheries habitat and water quality for fall chinook and coho satelite facility 0.8 miles upstream on Lapwai Creek from confluence with Clearwater River.
199608600 Clearwater Focus Program-IDSCC This project implements the goals and objectives of this program.
199706000 Clearwater Focus Watershed Np This project implements the goals and objectives of this program.
199901500 Big Canyon Fish Habitat This project focuses on habitat restoration and protection implementation on tribal properites and compliments project 199901500 which implements BMPs on private lands to reduce sediment, nutrients, and stream temperature, and improves low summer flows.

Section 4: Estimated Budget for Planning & Design phase

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?
Improve Steelhead Habitat Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Environmental Documentation For Project Complete and or furnish all environmental compliance documentation such as biological assessments, cultural resources review's, etc. and submit them to BPA's Environmental Compliance Group. Supply all necessary documents for each individual project scheduled to be implemented during this contract. N/A FY 10 $500 Yes
Improve Steelhead Habitat Produce Design and/or Specifications Produce Design Specifications For Projects Work with different agencies/contractors to produce design documents for all scheduled projects for each fiscal year N/A FY 10 $500 Yes

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget
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

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?
Improve Steelhead Habitat Install Fence Riparian Exclosure Construct a fence in strategic locations to exlude cattle from the creek and riparian area. 4.0 miles of fence, 2 miles of stream FY 10 $63,250 No
Improve Steelhead Habitat Develop Alternative Water Source Develop Alternative Water Source Develop alternative water sources located in strategic locaitons to allow watering for both wildlife and livestock with access to the stream. These water sources will generally be located adjacent to existing or planned riparian exclosures. N/A FY 10 $6,000 Yes
Improve Steelhead Habitat Increase Instream Habitat Complexity Stream Habitat Improvement Project Stabilize eroding stream banks with sod mats to maintain stream function and habitat quality 500 feet of stream channel FY 10 $25,000 No
Improve Steelhead Habitat Plant Vegetation Plant Riparian Vegetation Plant native vegetation in riparian buffers to reduce stream termperature, stream bank erosion, and increase biodiversty. Vegetation may vary from broadcast seeding native grasses and forbs to planting rooted native trees and shrubs. N/A FY 10 $8,000 No
Improve Steelhead Habitat Maintain Vegetation Maintain Riparian Vegetation Maintain riparian vegetation in designated riparian buffers/exclosures by controlling noxious weeds and protecting native plantings. N/A FY 10 $2,000 No

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget
Contruction/Implementation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
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Outyear totals
Contruction/Implementation

Section 6: Estimated Budget for Operations & Maintenance phase

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?
Improve Steelhead Habitat Produce PISCES Status Report Periodic Status Reports for BPA The Contractor shall report on the status of milestones and deliverables in Pisces. Reports shall be completed either monthly or quarterly as determined by BPA COTR. Additionally, when indicating a deliverable milestone as complete, the contractor shall provide metrics and the final location (latitude and longitude) prior to submitting the report to BPA COTR N/A FY 10 $250 No
Improve Steelhead Habitat Produce Annual Report Produce Annual Report Annual report will be required consistent with the terms and conditions of this contract. The Nez Perce Tribe DFRM Watershed Division shall submit an annual report to BPA. This report will report on the work completed during the budget year. In addition, the report will summarize the work completed since the start of the initial contract with BPA, along with lessons learned to improve future implementation success. N/A FY 10 $250 No
Improve Steelhead Habitat Manage and Administer Projects Manage Project Prepare Statement of Work (SOW, Budget, and Inventory List. Submit accruals. Sponsor may be requested to attend BPA, Council, CBFWA conferences and workshops. Manage and Administer Projects entails the project manager working with the different landowners, selecting projects, seeing the different projects through from start to finish and all of the associated reporting. Travel and administration costs are ties to this work element in the budget. N/A FY 10 $250 No
Improve Steelhead Habitat Coordination Coordination Coordination with NRCS, tribal, IDFG, NPWSCD, and other interests to avoid program and project duplication, increase cooperation/collaboration, coordinate efforts and education and outreach goals. N/A FY 10 $250 No
Improve Steelhead Habitat Provide Technical Review Provide Technical Review Technical Assistance to NPSWCD, NPT Natural Resources-Water Resources, Land Services, and Forestry Divisions, State of Idaho Transportation Department, and Nez Perce County Road & Bridge Dept. N/A FY 10 $250 No

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget
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

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?
Improve Steelhead Habitat Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Post Monitoring of Channel Habitat Improvement Project Reaches Perform compliance monitoring using SVAP protocol as described in the Big Canyon Creek Watershed Ecological Restoration Strategy. N/A FY 10 $1,000 No

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget
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

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2008 Cost
Personnel Project Manager $2,169
Fringe Benefits Project Manager $651
Personnel Watershed Restoration Spec. II $1,666
Fringe Benefits Watershed Restoration Spec. II $500
Personnel Tech. III $10,054
Fringe Benefits Tech. III $3,016
Personnel Tech. I $5,755
Fringe Benefits Tech. I $1,726
Personnel Tech. I $5,928
Fringe Benefits Tech. I $1,778
Personnel Tech. I $5,587
Fringe Benefits Tech. I $1,676
Other Satelitte Phone $48
Supplies Supplies $510
Supplies Materials $5,116
Travel GSA Vehicle $5,772
Overhead Indirect $11,548
Other Consultants and Sub-Contracts $44,000

Total Estimated Budget
Total FY 2008 budget for this project $107,500

Outyear Budget Totals
Not applicable

Cost sharing
Organization Item or Service Provided Amount ($) Cash or 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
11/4/2009  10/28/2009  NA      Submitted  $107,500   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
11/4/2009  11/4/2009  BOG  Budget  CAT-4: Lost Opportunity  Under BOG Review  $107,500  2/13/2010 
Decision Comments Next Steps
The ISRP will review the updated analysis of the Big Canyon Creek Watershed Ecological Restoration Strategy (Spring 2009 edition).  This request will be pooled up for 1st Quarter and will be reviewed by the Council with a recommendation and decision in February. 

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