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Proposal 199801800: John Day Watershed Restoration

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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative
Section 2: Project Location
Section 3: Project Species
Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Section 5: Relationship to Other Projects
Section 6: Biological Objectives
Section 7: Work Elements
Section 8: Budget
Section 9: Project Future
Section 10: Documents
Part 2. Reviews
Part 1 of 2. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status Form Generator
July 13, 2006 Finalized Linda Brown

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199801800
Proposal Name: John Day Watershed Restoration
BPA Project Manager: John Baugher
Agency, Institution or Organization: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Short Description: Continue implementation of protection and restoration actions, planned under the John Day Subbasin Plan, to improve water quality, water quantity, and riparian habitat, and to eliminate passage barriers for anadromous and resident fish.
Information Transfer: On-line data through BPA website, Sharing with other agencies, Annual Reports
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Linda Brown Confederated Tribes Warm Springs 68073 Hyw 26
Prairie City, Oregon 97869
Ph: 541-820-3568
Fax: 541-820-4523
Email: jdborestoration@ortelco.net
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Linda Brown Confederated Tribes Warm Springs 68073 Hyw 26
Prairie City, Oregon 97869
Ph: 541-820-3568
Fax: 541-820-4523
Email: jdborestoration@ortelco.net
BPA Project Manager
Form Submitter
Brad Houslet Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs PO Box C
Warm Springs, Oregon 97761
Ph: (541) 553-2039
Fax: (541) 553-1994
Email: bhouslet@wstribes.org
Administrative Contact
Supervisor
CTWS Fisheries Program Manager
Lori Switzler Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs P.O.Box C
Warm Springs Oregon 97761
Ph: [phone left blank]
Fax: [fax left blank]
Email: lswitzler@wstribes.org
Administrative Contact
Financial Officer

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Columbia Plateau ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: John Day ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
N44 25 04 W118 54 36 stream 2009 Mullin RFC S JDR Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 29 12 W119 33 18 stream 2009 Kennedy JDR Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 29 27 W119 34 32 stream 2009 Murray JDR Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 24 39 W119 07 43 stream 2009 Blue Mt. Ditch JDR Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 27 18 W119 25 33 stream 2009 Long Box JDR Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 24 36 W119 07 43 stream 2008 Bower/Lemons JDR Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 40 31 W118 45 10 stream 2008 Holmes Middle Fork Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 26 22 W118 37 57 stream 2008 Smith RFC JDR Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 25 08 W119 11 10 stream 2008 Walker RFC JDR Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 36 43 W118 33 10 stream 2008 4-Upper Middle Fork Diversion Replacements Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 25 21 W119 01 09 stream 2007 Enterprize Tailwater Pump JDR Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 25 40 W119 16 20 stream 2007 Hufstader Pump Station JDR Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 36 27 W118 32 60 stream 2007 Forrest Dead Cow Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 38 29 W118 39 05 stream 2007 Oxbow Butte Creek Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 20 32 W118 34 56 stream 2007 Jacobs Roberts Creek Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 25 11 W119 02 06 stream 2007 Nelson RFC JDR Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 24 36 W118 33 56 stream 2007 Elmwood Rynolds Creek Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 24 40 W118 34 03 stream 2007 Morgan Reynolds Creek Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 24 41 W118 34 48 stream 2007 Lawrence Reynolds Creek Grant, Oregon John Day No
N44 16 06 W118 56 54 stream 2007 Project Baccum (Canyon Cr.) Grant, Oregon John Day No
stream 2007 Off Channel Water Developments - 8-10 Grant/Baker/Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
stream 2008 JDR and Tributaries Juniper Control 500 acres Grant/Baker/Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
stream 2008 Off Channel Water Developments 8-10 Grant/Baker/Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
stream 2009 Juniper Control JDR and Tributaries 500 acres Grant/Baker/Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
stream 2009 Off Channel Water Developments 8-10 Grant/Baker/Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
stream 2007 Riparian Planting of 2006 Construction Sites Grant/Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
stream 2008 Riparian Planting of 2007 Construction Sites Grant/Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
stream 2009 Riparian Planting of 2008 Construction Sites Grant/Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
N45 25 99 W120 22 58 Stream 2007 Wilson Diversion Butte Creek Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
N44 51 38 W120 14 97 stream 2007 Hashknife Upper Diversion/ Pipeline Phase 1 Bridge Creek WS Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
N44 99 70 W120 07 33 stream 2007 Kinzzua Junction Rd Culvert Replacement Thirtymile Creek WS Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
N450132 W120 08 09 stream 2007 Kinzua Diversion and Screen Thirtymile WS Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
N45 01 19 W120 07 09 stream 2008 Kinzua Culvert #1 Thirtymile WS Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
N44 51 38 W120 14 97 stream 2008 Hashknife Upper Diversion/ Pipeline Phase 2 Bridge Creek WS Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
N44 99 79 W120 21 37 stream 2008 City of Fossil #1 Butte Creek WS Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
N44 99 40 W120 18 47 stream 2008 Stubblefield Culvert Butte Creek WS Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
N44 99 80 W120 21 40 stream 2009 City of Fossil #2 Butte Creek WS Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
N45 01 32 W120 08 11 stream 2009 Kinzua Culvert #2 Yhirtymile WS Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
N44 51 38 W120 14 97 stream 2009 Hashknife upper diversion Bridge Creek WS Wheeler, Oregon John Day No
stream 2007 TNC/Dunsten ProjectThe property is located along the Middle Fork John Day River, between river mile 50 and 54, within the Camp Creek 5th Field HUC. Grant, Oregon John Day No
N 44 29 27 W 119 34 32 stream 2007 Cluasen Ditch Grant, Oregon John Day No
stream 2007 Juniper Control JDR and Tributaries 500 Acres Grant/Baker/Wheeler, Oregon John Day Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Chinook Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
Steelhead Middle Columbia River ESU
All Wildlife
Bull Trout
Interior Redband Trout
Pacific Lamprey
Rainbow Trout
Westslope Cutthroat

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Completed the Silva, Raymond,Cummings Ditch,Greeg,Holliday Fisk,and Shcrier-Diversions, Harland & Gilespee pump stations, 800acres of juniper control, 5 miles of riparian planting, 6 water developments and the Jacobs RFC. Funding sources - BPA, NRCS-WHIP
2004 Completed the Boyce, Brown/Mt, Standard Ck, Swarringer, Tucker, and Mullin Diversions, Kruse, Vanier, and Patterson pump stations, Mullin and Holliday RFC, 500 Acres of Juniper Control, and 7 water developments. Planted 6.5 mile of stream bank. BPA Funds.
2003 With the delays in DSL permiting no construction projects were completed. we did 500 acres of juniper control, 4 water developments and the Field irrigation reorganization. Comprehensive ESA and project monitoring, preperation of native nursery. BPA Funds
2002 Completed Ricco and Rice Diversions, Henslee and Blackwell Fences, Walker Infiltration Gallery, 500 acres juniper control, Wisenhunt pump station, Emmel RFC, 5 water developments. Comprehensive ESA and project monitoring. BPA and OWEB Funding
2001 Completed Beaver Dam&Upper McHaley diversions, Coolie Island, Lane and East Side infilltration galleries,Clausen pump station, Holliday RFC#3. Extensive monitoring of project effectiveness, water quality and pre-project ESA monitoring. BPA/BOR Funds
2000 Completed Mascall, Mullin, Rudishauser, and Southside pump stations, Ediger and Vidondo RFCs, Granit Creek Tailings Removal, Extensive monitoring of project effectiveness, water quality and pre-project ESA monitoring. BPA/BOR Funds.
1999 Completed the Keerins Diversion and Courschesne Infiltration Gallery projects. Prepared and began implementation of a project monitoring plan; funded operations of a stream gauging station; began implementation and completed other demonstration projects.
1998 Completed the Holmes and Crown Ranch Diversion, Rudishauser Infiltration Gallery, Lee Irrigation Reorganization, and Morris and Pike Pumping Station/Irrigation Conversion projects. Completed post-implementation project monitoring. BPA/BOR Funding
1997 Completed the Field's Irrigation and Infiltration Gallery, and Page and Clausen Irrigation Conversion projects. BOR Funding
1996 Completed the Holliday Diversion, Kight and Ediger Irrigation Conversion, and Lemon's Infiltration Gallery projects. BOR Funding
1995 Completed the Luce-Long, Cathedral Rock, Holliday Return Flow Cooling, and Crown Ranch Return Flow Cooling projects. BOR Funding
1994 Condition monitoring and preperation for upcomming project implementation. BOR funding
1993 Completed the comprehensive John Day Basin Water Optimization Study and stream restoration plans for the Upper Mainstem, Middle Fork, North Forth, Upper South Fork, Lower South Fork, and Rock Creek subwatersheds. Multipule source funding.

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
BPA 198402100 John Day Habitat Enhancement The ODFW effort focused in the past on instream habitat restoration and most recently on riparian recovery through riparian corridor fencing. Our proposed projects are complementary since many are located within past ODFW project areas; consequently instream and riparian habitat restoration components have already been completed. Completion of the water quality related projects, therefore, may have a significant cumulative beneficial effect.
BPA 199306600 Oregon Fish Screens Project The Oregon Fish Screening Project #9306600 is generally affected through implementation of the John Day Watershed Restoration program. Irrigation screening began in the late 1950s and continues under the BPA fish screening and passage improvement program. In some cases, the proposed projects reduce the need for fish screens by providing alternative measures or by converting flood diversion to pumping stations. In other situations, the effectiveness of the screening device is enhanced through reconfiguration of the diversion structure. Project construction schedules are coordinated between the ODFW and Tribes/GSWCD in order to avoid any potential conflicts and to maximize cost effectiveness.
BPA 200001500 Oxbow Ranch Management The Watershed Restoration Program has funded and implemented several restoration projects on the conservation area. The Oxbow C.A. is the site of several permenent transects for monitoring of project effectivness.
BPA 200104101 Forrest Ranch Management The program office is located on the Forrest Conservation Area and works closley with the staff to develope restoration projects. The Watershed Restoration Program has funded and implemented several restoration projects on the conservation area. The Forrest C.A. is the home of the Restoration programs Native plants nursery that is used to plant capital investment sites as well as riparian fencing sites.
BPA 200203300 John Day Recovery Monitoring The program works closly with the Salmonid Monitoring Program by data sharing on water quality, stream surveys, thermal profiles and varius other monitoring.
BPA 200205100 Sub Basin Planning The program manager for this project has been active in the subbasin planning process and continues to work on the prioritization team. Techs from the program have assisted in data imput for the EDT process and QHA ratings.
OWEB - State 204-052 North Fork John Day WSC Suppor We have work with the NFJDWSC on various projects in the past years, including mine tailing and habitat restoration and look forward to continued partnerships. They have supported OWEB juniper control grants in 2002/3 and OWEB Beaver enhancement grants in 2000.
OWEB - State 205-201 Wheeler SWCD Project Assistanc We are currently working with the Wheeler SWCD to accomplish passage projects in the Butte Creek drainage and are looking forward to continuing the cooperative management of lower and mid John Day projects.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Control Noxious Weed and Juniper Encroachment Enhance base flows. Moderate peak flows where appropriate. Restore natural hydrographic conditions where appropriate. Minimize unnatural rates of erosion from upland areas. Trap sediment on the floodplain as appropriate. Bring the stream channel in balance with the water and sediment as supplied by the watershed. John Day C Flow Restoration, E. Riparian Habitat Restoration, H Upland Restoration 242-302
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project Istallation of thermalloggers, Water quality monitoring stations, Control of noxious weeds and upland erosion sources. Minimize unnatural rates of erosion from upland areas.Restore channel and floodplain connectivity.Piping of open delivery systems to increase efficency and reduce withdrawals. Installation of Return Flow Cooling Systems. John Day C. Flow Restoration, E. Riparian Habitat, F. Pollution Control, Upland Improvements, I Education and Outreach. 242-302
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops. Within 25 years: 1. Restore the freshwater productivity of steelhead and chinook populations to the 25-year levels identified in Table 68. 2. Restore adult returns of steelhead and chinook populations to the 25-year levels identified in Table 67. 3. Allow limited fisheries on the strongest populations. 4. Increase the total estimated abundance of adult bull trout to at least 5,000 individuals distributed within the John Day River Recovery Unit. 5. Maintain current distribution of bull trout and restore distribution in previously occupied areas within the John Day River Recovery Unit. 6. Maintain stable or increasing trends in abundance of all bull trout populations. 7. Restore and maintain suitable habitat conditions for all bull trout life history stages and strategies. 8. Conserve genetic diversity and reestablish connected environments between existing populations to provide opportunity for genetic exchange between populations. 9.The strongest recovering populations should support predictable annual fisheries. 10.Achieve stable population sizes in all populations and increasing trends in half of the present populations. 11. Implement limited sport fisheries on the strongest recovering redband and cutthroat populations. John Day A Thru J 242-302
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers. The effect of physical structures impeding movement of the focal species on its relative survival or performance within a stream reach; structures include dams, Culverts, Irrigation Diversions and other man made structures. John Day A. Passage, B. Screening 242-302
Reduce Livestock use on tributaries and mainstems Moderate extreme stream temperatures through improvement of width-to-depth ratio, increased shade and floodplain connectivity.Minimize unnatural rates of erosion from upland areas.Minimize unnatural factors that lead to fluctuations in levels of dissolved oxygen.Create physical and educational conditions that provide for growth of both fish and wildlife and at the same time enhance enjoyment of natural resources without creating economic hardship or infringing on private property rights.Maintain riparian management objectives.Maintain existing high water quality with respect to contamination. This is done through the off channel water development projects and the riparian fencing projects. John Day C Flow Restoration. E Riparian Habitat, F Pollution Control, H Upland Restoration, I education and outreach. 242-302
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain Bring vertical and lateral stream movement in balance with landscape and flow regime.Increase pool habitat (e.g. beaver ponds). Maintain and improve quality and quantity of spawning grounds. Decrease gradient; restore sinuosity. Restore channel and floodplain connectivity. Restore off-channel areas for high flow refugia. Create physical and educational conditions that provide for growth of both fish and wildlife and at the same time enhance enjoyment of natural resources without creating economic hardship or infringing on private property rights. Minimize direct mortality and stress to fish caused by human activity. Trap sediment on the floodplain as appropriate. Bring the stream channel in balance with the water and sediment as supplied by the watershed. Moderate extreme stream temperatures through improvement of width-to-depth ratio, increased shade and floodplain connectivity. John Day C flow Restoration, D Instream Activities, E Riparian Habitat, 242-302
Restore Key Habitat Diversity Maintain riparian management objectives. Provide adequate habitat components necessary for focal species. Accomplished through Riparian planting of native species, insteam structures, channel reconnection, increase role and abundance of wood and large organic debris in streambeds. Increase pool habitat (e.g. beaver ponds). Maintain and improve quality and quantity of spawning grounds. Decrease gradient; restore sinuosity. Restore channel and floodplain connectivity. Restore off-channel areas for high flow refugia. John Day C flow Restoration, D instream Activities, E Riparian Habitat, G Protect Existing Habitat, I Education and Outreach. 242-302
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction The effect of the amount of streamflow, or the pattern and extent of flow fluctuations, within the stream reach on the relative survival or performance of the focal species. Effects of flow reductions or dewatering due to water withdrawals are included. Improvment of irrigation efficency through conversion from Flood irrigation to sprinkle irrigation. Piping of open delivery systems to increase efficency and reduce withdrawals. John Day C Flow Restoration, F Pollution Control, I education and Outreach 242-302

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
01: Manage and Administer Projects Manage Administer Projects Administrative support includes fiscal tracking, contract compliance, purchasing, payroll, and other similar administrative activities, invoice payments, contracts, indirect costs and fringe benefits. 2/1/2007 1/31/2010 $314,200
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control Noxious Weed and Juniper Encroachment
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Reduce Livestock use on tributaries and mainstems
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
No Metrics for this Work Element

02: Outreach and Education Outreach and Education Work to promote landowner and community relations and understanding in the John Day Basin. Educate future and present landowners through school activities and local conservation groups. Participate in community activities that foster good working relationships and support the BPA and Tribal objectives. 2/1/2007 1/31/2010 $9,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control Noxious Weed and Juniper Encroachment
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Reduce Livestock use on tributaries and mainstems
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
* # of teachers reached: 20/year
* # of students reached: 400/year
* # of general public reached: 1800/year

03: Identify and Select Projects Identify and Select Projects Work with the SWCD's and Landowners to prioritize restoration projects to be completed in the 2007-2010 construction year. 2/1/2007 1/31/2010 $36,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control Noxious Weed and Juniper Encroachment
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Reduce Livestock use on tributaries and mainstems
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
No Metrics for this Work Element

04: Coordination Coordination Work with local Landowners and Agencies to develope restoration activities within the John Day basin. 2/1/2007 1/31/2010 $36,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control Noxious Weed and Juniper Encroachment
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Reduce Livestock use on tributaries and mainstems
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
No Metrics for this Work Element

05: Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Produce Environmental and Heritage Compliance Documentation for yearly projects. 2/1/2007 1/1/2010 $30,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control Noxious Weed and Juniper Encroachment
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Reduce Livestock use on tributaries and mainstems
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
No Metrics for this Work Element

06: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect/Generate/Validate field and lab data Collect/Generate/Validate field and lab data for projects implemented through BPA funds. Monitoring report associated with annual monitoring plan for projects funded by BPA and implemented through this project 2/1/2007 12/31/2009 $72,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control Noxious Weed and Juniper Encroachment
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Reduce Livestock use on tributaries and mainstems
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
Primary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectivness Monitoring

07: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Camp Creek Gauging Station Operate and maintaine gauging station to provide flow measurments and water quality data on the Middle Fork John Day River. 2/1/2007 1/31/2010 $18,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
Primary R, M, and E Type: Project Implementation Compliance Monitoring

08: Analyze/Interpret Data Analyze / Interpret Data Analyze / Interpret Data collected from yearly monitoring efforts 6/1/2007 11/30/2009 $21,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control Noxious Weed and Juniper Encroachment
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Reduce Livestock use on tributaries and mainstems
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
Primary R, M, and E Type: Project Implementation/ Compliance Monitoring

09: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Manage and Maintain Database Maintaine database and records of current and past data collected through monitoring activities for projects funded by BPA thru this program. 2/1/2007 1/31/2010 $15,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control Noxious Weed and Juniper Encroachment
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Reduce Livestock use on tributaries and mainstems
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
No Metrics for this Work Element

10: Submit/Acquire Data Submit/Acquire Data Cooperation with other agencies to share data from the basin. 8/1/2007 12/31/2009 $16,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control Noxious Weed and Juniper Encroachment
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Reduce Livestock use on tributaries and mainstems
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
No Metrics for this Work Element

11: Produce Status Report Produce Progress/Milestone Reports Input and submit thru pisces milestone and status reports 5/1/2007 1/31/2010 $3,600
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control Noxious Weed and Juniper Encroachment
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Reduce Livestock use on tributaries and mainstems
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
No Metrics for this Work Element

12: Produce Annual Report Produce Annual Report Produce Annual Report for 2006-2008 2/1/2007 5/1/2009 $8,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control Noxious Weed and Juniper Encroachment
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Reduce Livestock use on tributaries and mainstems
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
No Metrics for this Work Element

13: Maintain Vegetation Native Plants Nursery Maintain Native Plant Nursery for cutting production and seedlings. 2/1/2007 1/31/2010 $30,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
No Metrics for this Work Element

14: Plant Vegetation Plant Vegetation Plant construction sites, riparian restoration locations and habitat enhancement projects. 5/1/2007 7/1/2009 $36,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
* # of riparian miles treated: 5/year

15: Remove vegetation Juniper Control Controll juniper encroachment and improve upland conditions to release sequestered water for instream flow enhancement. 2/1/2007 1/31/2010 $130,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control Noxious Weed and Juniper Encroachment
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Reduce Livestock use on tributaries and mainstems
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
* # of acres treated: 500/year

16: Develop Alternative Water Source Develop Alternative Water Source Develop upland and off channel water sources in conjunction with juniper control, riparian fencing and grazing management to improve riparian health and reduce impacts from livestock. 2/1/2007 1/31/2010 $69,914
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Reduce Livestock use on tributaries and mainstems
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
No Metrics for this Work Element

17: Increase Instream Habitat Complexity TNC/Dunsten habitat project Re-open historic side channel, Install large woody debris, Remove levee to create slack water habitat at river edge,Deepen existing shallow pool to create adult chinook holding habitat, Remove bank rock from 2 locations, Restore Flow into Little Bluff Channel. 2/1/2007 9/30/2008 $154,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
* # of stream miles treated: 2.5

18: Produce Design and/or Specifications GSWCD Produce Design and/or Specifications Grant SWCD Planning and Design 2/1/2007 1/31/2010 $181,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
No Metrics for this Work Element

19: Produce Design and/or Specifications WSWCD Produce Design and specifications Wheeler SWCD Design and specification funding 2/1/2007 1/31/2010 $187,769
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
No Metrics for this Work Element

20: Increase Instream Habitat Complexity Forrest Dead Cow Project Reconnect Historic Channels 7/15/2007 9/1/2007 $30,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
* # of stream miles treated: .5

21: Install Pipeline Clausen Ditch Line existing delivery ditch that has become problematic and unefficent with water flowing sub-surface into surrounding fields prior to reaching the intended destination. 3/1/2007 6/1/2007 $35,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
* Amount of unprotected water flow returned to the stream by conservation in cfs: 4
* Estimated # of miles of total stream reach improvement: 2

22: Remove/Install Diversion Jacobs Roberts Creek Installation of layflat diversion to replace push up diversion 7/15/2007 8/15/2007 $24,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 3.5

23: Install Pipeline Nelson RFC Installation of Return Flow Cooling System on nelson property. 5/10/2007 10/1/2007 $32,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
* Estimated # of miles of total stream reach improvement: 1.

24: Remove/Install Diversion Elmwood Diversion Install lay flat diversion on reynolds creek to replace push up diversion. 7/15/2007 8/15/2007 $21,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 3

25: Remove/Install Diversion Morgan Diversion Install layflat diversion on Reynold Creek to replace push up diversion. 7/15/2007 8/15/2007 $21,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 3

26: Remove/Install Diversion Lawrence Diversion Install lay flat diversion on Reynold Creek to replace push up diversion. 7/15/2007 8/15/2007 $24,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 4

27: Remove/Install Diversion Baccum Diversion Install lay flat diversion on Canyon Creek to replace push up diversion. 7/15/2007 9/1/2007 $28,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 5

28: Install Pipeline Enterprise tailwater pump Install pipeline and pump to reuse tailwater from enterprize ditch to reduce water withdrawls from mainstem JDR. 7/1/2007 9/1/2007 $50,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
* Amount of unprotected water flow returned to the stream by conservation in cfs: 2

29: Remove/Install Diversion Hufstader Pump Station Install Pumping Station to eliminate push uo diversion. 7/1/2007 10/1/2007 $75,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 6

30: Install Fish Passage Structure Wilson Diversion Install rock weir step pools to create fish passae for diversion 7/15/2007 9/1/2007 $50,740
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
* Was barrier Full or Partial?: Full
* Does the structure remove or replace a fish passage barrier?: yes
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 5

31: Install Pipeline Hashknife Pipeline and diversion Phase 1 Install pipeline to convert open delivery ditch allowing more water to remaine instream. 5/1/2007 10/1/2007 $43,900
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Water Efficency Improvments and use reduction
* Amount of unprotected water flow returned to the stream by conservation in cfs: 1.5

32: Install Fish Passage Structure Kinzua Junction Culvert Replace the culverts with bottomless arch culverts. Remove log dam and install rock weir step pools to allow for passage of all life stages. 7/15/2007 9/1/2007 $52,450
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 4
* Does the structure remove or replace a fish passage barrier?: yes
* Was barrier Full or Partial?: full

33: Remove/Install Diversion Kinzua Diversion and Screen Install a layflat diversion and NOAA approved screen 7/15/2007 9/1/2007 $23,665
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 2.5

34: Remove/Install Diversion Bower/Lemons Diversion Install lay flat diversion structure to replace push up diversion. 7/15/2008 9/1/2008 $75,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 4

35: Remove/Install Diversion Holmes Diversion Install lay flat diversion structure to replace push up diversion. 7/15/2008 8/15/2008 $75,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 6

36: Install Pipeline Smith RFC install Return Flow Cooling System on Smith Property 5/1/2008 10/1/2008 $45,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
* Estimated # of miles of total stream reach improvement: 1

37: Install Pipeline Walker RFC Install Return Flow Cooling System on Walker Property 5/1/2008 10/1/2008 $40,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
* Estimated # of miles of total stream reach improvement: 1

38: Remove/Install Diversion Middle Fork Diversions (4) Install 4 diversions on Middle Fork John Day River Tributaries. 7/15/2008 8/15/2008 $100,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 12

39: Install Fish Passage Structure Stubblefield Culvert Install bottomless arch culvert to provide passage for all life stages 7/15/2008 9/1/2008 $30,305
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* Was barrier Full or Partial?: partial
* Does the structure remove or replace a fish passage barrier?: yes
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 2

40: Install Fish Passage Structure City of Fossil #1 Replace fish passage barrier culverts with bottomless arch culvert to provide passage for all life stages. 7/15/2008 9/1/2008 $54,180
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* Was barrier Full or Partial?: full
* Does the structure remove or replace a fish passage barrier?: yes
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 2.3

41: Install Pipeline Hashknife Pipeline and diversion Phase 2 Install pipe line phasw 2 to increase water efficency 5/1/2008 10/1/2008 $43,900
Biological Objectives Metrics
* Amount of unprotected water flow returned to the stream by conservation in cfs: 1.5
* Estimated # of miles of total stream reach improvement: .5

42: Install Fish Passage Structure Kinzua Culvert #1 Replace culvert with bottomless arch culvert 7/15/2008 9/1/2008 $40,300
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 3.5
* Does the structure remove or replace a fish passage barrier?: yes
* Was barrier Full or Partial?: partial

43: Install Pipeline Mullin RFC S Install Return Flow Cooling System 5/1/2009 10/1/2009 $50,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve and Monitor water quality/ monitor project
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
* Estimated # of miles of total stream reach improvement: 1

44: Remove/Install Diversion Kennedy Diversion Install Layflat diversion structure at Kennedy Diversion site 7/15/2009 9/1/2009 $75,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 1.8

45: Remove/Install Diversion Murray DIversion Install Layflat diversion structure to replace push up diversion 7/15/2009 9/1/2009 $75,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 1.7

46: Remove/Install Diversion Blue Mt Diversion Install lay flat diversion structure to replace push up diversion. 7/15/2009 9/1/2009 $75,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 2.4

47: Remove/Install Diversion Long Box Diversion Install lay flat diversion structure to replace push up diversion. 7/15/2009 9/1/2009 $75,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 5

48: Install Fish Passage Structure City of Fossil #2 Replace fish passage barrier culverts with bottomless arch culvert to provide passage for all life stages. 7/15/2009 9/1/2009 $54,180
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 2
* Does the structure remove or replace a fish passage barrier?: yes
* Was barrier Full or Partial?: full

49: Remove/Install Diversion Hashknife Upper Diversion Install rock weir step pools to allow passage for all life stages and stabalize diversion thus increasing habitat conection and diversity. 7/15/2009 9/1/2009 $79,800
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
Restore historic channels and reconnect floodplain
Restore Key Habitat Diversity
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 3.5

50: Install Fish Passage Structure Kinzua Culvert #2 Replace culvert with bottomless arch culvert 7/15/2009 9/1/2009 $30,425
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase steelhead, Chinook and resident pops.
Minimize artificial fish passage barriers.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 1.8
* Does the structure remove or replace a fish passage barrier?: yes
* Was barrier Full or Partial?: full


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel Fisheries Manager, Program Manager, Full Time Tech, Secretary time share, Limmited Durration Biologist $102,448 $105,448 $107,448
Fringe Benefits Fisheries Manager, Program Manager, Full Time Tech, Secretary time share, Limmited Durration Tech $22,344 $22,998 $23,434
Supplies For all inhouse projects such as water developments, riparian fencing, native plants nursery, public relations and education. $20,500 $21,000 $21,000
Travel Fisheries Manager, Program Manager $500 $500 $500
Capital Equipment Equipment for seeding and planting of Capital construction sites as required by NOAA and USFWS for mitigation of ground disturbance. $5,000 $2,500 $2,500
Overhead Tribal Indirect $60,943 $63,040 $64,686
Other Administrative cost such as utilities, GSA Vehical lease, insurance, postage and office supplies. $13,975 $15,975 $17,975
Other Grant SWCD Design and Planning Subcontract $60,500 $60,500 $60,500
Other Wheeler SWCD Design and Planning Subcontract $63,151 $62,737 $61,881
Other TNC Dunsten Project Subcontract $100,000 $54,000 $ 0
Other Grant SWCD Subcontracts $341,500 $335,000 $350,000
Other Wheeler SWCD Subcontracts $170,755 $168,685 $164,405
Other Juniper Cutting Subcontracts $40,000 $40,000 $40,000
Other Water Development Subscontracts $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
Totals $1,011,616 $962,383 $924,329

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$2,898,328
Total Work Element budget$2,898,328

Cost sharing
Funding Source or Organization Item or Service Provided FY 2007 Est Value ($) FY 2008 Est Value ($) FY 2009 Est Value ($) Cash or in-kind? Status
BOR Design and Planning $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 Cash Confirmed
Local Landowners O&M of projects. $30,000 $45,000 $40,000 In-Kind Confirmed
NOAA Implmentation Funding $25,000 $30,000 $25,000 Cash Under Development
NRCS - WHIP Grants Implementation Funding $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 Cash Under Development
OWEB Implementation Funding $40,000 $ 0 $40,000 Cash Under Development
Partners in Wildlife USFWS Implementation funding $15,000 $15,000 $25,000 Cash Under Development
The Nature Conservancy Planning and Implementation $10,000 $10,000 $ 0 In-Kind Under Review
USFS Plant Matterials and seed sources $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $245,000 $225,000 $255,000

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$950,000 $980,000 Program will continue to accomplish restoration activities at the 2007-2009 levels to reach Subbasin Biological Objectives
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Operation and maintenance costs should remaine in line with 2007-2009 levels. No foreseeable major increases.
 
Termination Date Comments
Ongoing Project Temination date is expected to coinside with the return to properly functioning condition of the watershed and when salmonid populations are returned to a level that can support historic fisheries within the basin.
 
Final Deliverables
Restored Watershed with substainable fisheries

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date
Fix-it Loop Documents
Documents Originally Submitted with this Proposal

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Capital
Location:
Province: No Change
Subbasin: No Change
Primary Focal Species
No Change
ARG Comments:


BPA Capital/Expense Review Results (March 14, 2006) [Download full document]

Initial BPA Capital/Expense Determination (Subject to final review):
Expense - small independent projects not capital
Primary Uncertainty for Capitalization: ---


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$753,416
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$704,185
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$666,131
Total NPCC Rec
$2,123,732
Budget Type:Capital
Budget Category:ProvinceCapital
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: Capital component.


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$257,800
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$257,800
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$257,800
Total NPCC Rec
$773,400
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: Expense portion of project. See capital budget for capital recommendation.


NPCC Draft Funding Recommendations (September 15, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$597,416
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$548,185
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$510,131
Total NPCC Rec
$1,655,732
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceCapital
NPCC Comments: Capital portion of project

Local or MSRT Comments: OSPIT recommends reducing the implementation rate of the project for budgetary purposes. Again, we do not understand the designation of the project as "expense." The change from capital to expense has caused the subbasin undue hardship in budgeting val


NPCC Draft Funding Recommendations (September 15, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$414,198
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$414,198
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$414,198
Total NPCC Rec
$1,242,594
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
NPCC Comments:
NPCC Staff Comments: Expense portion of project. See capital budget for capital recommendation.

Local or MSRT Comments: OSPIT recommends reducing the implementation rate of the project for budgetary purposes. Again, we do not understand the designation of the project as "expense." The change from capital to expense has caused the subbasin undue hardship in budgeting val


Independent Scientific Review Panel Final Review (August 31, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Fundable
Comments: This project would benefit from a program level review with a site visit following, perhaps, distribution of a ten-year summary report in 2008 of their biological and physical habitat results.

The explanation for priority setting and reference to priorities in the Subbasin Plan is brief but reasonable. The sponsors go beyond just prioritization by opportunity. Their prioritization process works out two ways: they evaluate projects that come forward against their prioritization, and they actively pursue actions in priority areas. Nevertheless, this project was hard to review because many of the proposed actions aren't well described and by the next review cycle, those actions will have been implemented. A more explicit description of the criteria used to prioritize projects would be beneficial and should be documented by the next review cycle. A flow chart describing proposed activities from prioritization to monitoring to adaptive management would be helpful.

The sponsors provided sound bites of results but didn't provide the data or graphs supporting the results. Although this is a good first step, the ISRP is in the position to have to take these statements at face value. Some context should be added to the data. The sponsors can make more of the data that they do have. They should incorporate better reporting in their next annual report.

Much of the proposal’s focus is for benefits to the range system, with some benefits to fish; however, this is a balanced approach for activities ongoing in the John Day Basin. Objectives as taken from the Subbasin Plan are reasonable, but in future the sponsors should make more effort to include these and priority areas in their proposal in measurable form.

The response to why detailed information is not available on all work elements (projects in development) was somewhat reasonable, provided that there is some mechanism for review of work plans as they are developed. However, even in the development stage, projects should have relevant design detail to report. Research design can't be only opportunistic.

Narrative summaries of biological outcomes of ongoing work were presented. These would have enhanced the proposal and should have been included with supporting data and interpretive evaluation. The project should routinely monitor and report these types of response measures. Much more emphasis should be given to the analysis and interpretation of these indicators in future proposals.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Preliminary Review (June 2, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Response requested
Comments: Chinook Mid-Columbia ESU, Steelhead Mid-Columbia ESU in addition to a range of wildlife and resident fish should benefit from this project. The project is tied to the limiting factors identified in the subbasin plan: stream flows, water temperature, passage, channel stability, sediment loads, habitat diversity, predation, harassment, and oxygen. It is also relevant to the 2000 BiOp RPAs, 2000 and 2003 modifications to the Fish and Wildlife Program, the John Day Subbasin Plan, BOR Water Optimization Plan for the Upper John Day, Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit, and the CBFWA Integrated System Plan for Salmon and Steelhead Production. The project is linked to others doing watershed research and restoration in the subbasin. It specifically references the ODFW habitat restoration work, the ODFW fish screening project, the Oregon Water Trust, and the SWCDs.

It would be helpful to have proposers clarify objectives and work elements, with rationale for priorities and work distribution. Objectives seem reasonable but are not associated with timelines or metrics. The sponsors are involved in a variety of activities and subcontracts, and it is difficult to discern how priorities are developed. Work elements are somewhat difficult to track and are described in varying detail (e.g. monitoring is described in detail, while work elements associated with "restore habitat diversity, improve water efficiency are not described). Most descriptions are general.

The proposal would benefit from more presentation of biological results achieved thus far. A description of project history and activities, with summaries of habitat improvements resulting from projects is provided but it is not well quantified or evaluated. Monitoring is a component of the objective "improve and monitor water quality and project effectiveness." Examples are provided of both qualitative and quantitative monitoring that is conducted. The quantitative monitoring is better described. Monitoring is done both by this project and in cooperation with other projects.

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