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Proposal 198402100: Mainstem, Middle Fork, John Day Rivers Fish Habitat Enhancement Project

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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
Finalized Russ Powell

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 198402100
Proposal Name: Mainstem, Middle Fork, John Day Rivers Fish Habitat Enhancement Project
BPA Project Manager: John Baugher
Agency, Institution or Organization: Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Short Description: This project was initiated on July 1, 1984, (BPA) contract number DE A179-84 BP17460 and allows for initial landowner contacts, agreement development, project design, budgeting, and implementation for anadromous fish habitat on private lands.
Information Transfer: The information of this fish habitat program through an Annual Report is directly transfered to BPA's web site, where it can be readily accessible.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Russ Powell Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife P.O. Box 515
John Day OR
Ph: 541.575.0561
Fax: 541.575.0868
Email: Russell.M.Powell@state.or.us
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Russ Powell Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife P.O. Box 515
John Day OR
Ph: 541.575.0561
Fax: 541.575.0868
Email: Russell.M.Powell@state.or.us
Form Submitter

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?
044 30'0.06" W 119 36' 7.94"N Cottonwood Creek This Project is an extension of projects completed in 2005 and 2006. In 2007 3.0 miles of riparian fence will be built. The total combined from 2005-2007 fence built on this creek at the end of 2007 will be approximately 11 miles of riparian fence protecting six miles of steelhead habitat. Grant County, Oregon John Day No
044 38' 14.58"N 119 08' 45.03" W Fox Creek This project will begin in 2007 to eleviate a headcut problem and raise the water table with a series of juniper/rock lifts, plus some bank stabilization with juniper rip-rap. A riparian fence will also be built (0.75 miles) to protect the instream work accomplished, if an landowner cooperative agreement is signed. There has been discussion with a couple of the landowners in the area and they are in agreement that something needs to be done with the stream system. The fish habitat program has been neogotiating with Monument Soil and Water District on a strategy to fix the situation. Grant County, Oregon John Day No
John Day River and its tributaries The fish habitat program consistently builds on the average of 10.0 miles of riparian fence each year. This is in addition to our ongoing work of maintaining 72.24 miles of existing riparian fences, placing juniper rip-rap, shrub planting and seeding of disturbed construction areas. Numerous miles of existing priority habitat still need improvement but are dependant on landowner cooperation. Working to acquire these agreements will be an ongoing process. Project locations are not determined at this time but as landowners are in agreement, the specific data will be entered. The projects will be completed on tributaries of the John Day River. According to the John Day Subbasin strategy and Prioritization plan the aquatic priorities and the fish habitats project goals are primarily focused on riparian habitat improvements. Our goal is to install 30 miles of riparian fence within this proposal timeframe. Grant, Oregon John Day No
044 25' 9.05"N 118 57' 31.39"W John Day River and Tributaries This is the central location for operation of the JD Fish Habitat program. Projects for this program range in distance of 10 to 150 miles away throughout subbasin. Grant, Oregon John Day No
44 45' 55.93" N 118 52' 27.75" W Middle Fork of the John Day River This project slated for 2007 work period is to build approximately 4.0 miles of riparian fence on the Middle Fork of the John Day River. This project encompasses two large tributaries of the MFJDR. Grant County, Oregon John Day No
45 18' 24.18"N 120 05' 59.36" W Rock Creek This project is to build approximately 3.5 miles of riparian fence on Rock Creek in 2007 work period. Gilliam, Oregon John Day No
44 42' 39.75"N 119 29' 27.50"W Gilmore Creek This project is and extension of a project started in 2006, which will be to build approximately 5.0 miles of riparian fence on Gilmore and Straight Creeks, in addition to a spring development. Grant County, 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
Bull Trout
Interior Redband Trout
Mountain Whitefish
Pacific Lamprey
Western Brook Lamprey
Westslope Cutthroat

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Constructed 9.10 mi. of riparian fence,planted 1500 willows, maintained 72.74 mi.fence, 60 watergaps, 30 spring developments, removed 1.7 mi. of old fence, dredgetail leveling on 0.9 mi. of the MFJDR, seeded 200 lbs of grass on new projects disturbed area
2004 Constructed 16.17 mi. of riparian fence, 2 cattleguards, 4 spring developments, planted 500 willow cuttings, placed 450 junipers on 19 sites on Mtn. Cr., removed 3.12 mi. of old fence, maintained 82.94 mi. 71 watergaps and 37 spring developments.
2003 Constructed 8.65 mi. of riparian fence, 1 spring development, 0.7 mi. dredgetail leveling on Granite Cr., maintained 66.14 mi., 66 watergaps, 33 spring developments and planted 3400 willow cuttings on various projects.
2002 Constructed 5.8 mi. of riparian fence, wired 2.2 mi. of stays on Canyon Cr., 4 spring developments, 1 cattle guard, 10,500 plants on Granite Creek plus 150 lbs of grass seed. Maintained 58.76 mi., 56 watergaps, and 32 spring developments.
2001 Constructed 4.25 mi. of riparian fence, 12 off-site water developments, recontoured and seeded 1.8 mi. of dredetail levelings on Granite Creek and 28 photopoints established on new projects.
2000 Constructed 3.16 mi. of riparian fence, removal of 7.0 mi., 1 watergap, 6 cross fences, 30 boulders placed, 28 photopoints established, dredgetail leveling on Granite Creek, seeded and planted disturbed area on Granite Creek.
1999 Constructed 8.62 mi. of riparian fence, 0.73 mi. of fence removal, 21 gates, 4 watergaps, 17 cross fences, 30 boulders placed, transects on Fox Cr. and Mainstem John Day River, 3 water developments, 50 aspens planted and 12 photopoints established.
1998 Constructed 6.77 mi. of riparian fence, 2.1 mi. of fence removal, 3 solar developments, bird surveys on Fox Creek, 22 gates, 7 watergaps, 3 cross fences, 303 boulders placed on two projects on Long Creek projects.
1997 Constructed 3.35 mi. of riparian fence, 0.3 mi. of removal, 13 gates, 6 watergaps, 6 stream crossings, bird surveys, redd counts for spring chinook, 50 ft of juniper rip-rap, and 12 photopoints established.
1996 Constructed 3.8 mi. of riparian fence, fence removal of 0.34 mi., bird surveys,9 gates, 4 watergaps, 7 stream crossings and 12 photopoints established.Planted 20 red dosier and 20 aspen on Fox Creek. Seeded construction areas with 103 lbs of grass seed.
1995 Constructed 5.75 mi. of riparian fence, 1.03 mi. fence removal, 9 gates, 6 watergaps, 6 stream crossings, and 4 solar developments. Steelhead redd counts, bird surveys, thermographs and photopoints were conducted on projects.
1994 Constructed 5.3 mi. of riparian fence, 0.87 mi. of fence removal, 16 gates, 7 watergaps, 1 spring development, bird surveys on Fox Creek, steelhead redd counts were conducted on Fox Creek, planted 1000 P. Pine 140 Aspen, and 1 cattleguard installation.
1993 Constructed 7.9 mi. of riparian fence, 3 watergaps, 40 Ponderosa Pine seedlings planted, and installed 5 cattleguards.
1992 Constructed 8.4 mi. of riparian fence, 3 log weirs, 6 spring developments, 3 oxbow repairs, 7 watergaps, 140 aspen cuttings planted on project sites.
1991 Constructed 9.95 mi. of riparian fence, 3 log weirs, 31 root wads placed, 15 stream boulder deflectors, 274 ft of rip-rap, 15 watergaps, 500 willow cuttings planted on Canyon Creek, and 2 culvert placements.
1990 Construction 8.0 mi. of riparian fence, 48 rock weirs, 531 ft boulder rip-rap, 12 watergaps, 2 spring developments and 8 culvert placements.
1989 Constructed 2.5 mi. of barbed wire riparian fence, 1.5 mi. rebuild of riparian fence, 305 ft of rip-rap, 2 watergaps, and 3 spring developments.
1988 Constructed 4.1 mi. of barbed wire riparian fence, rebuilt 1.4 mi. of barbed wire riparian fence, installed 40 ft of rip-rap, 1 check dam, 5 spring developments, 2 watergaps repaired and one fish passage problem on Canyon Creek.
1987 Constructed 8 mi. of barbed wire riparian fence, upgraded 3.0 mi. of barbed wire riparian fence, 2338 linear ft of boulder rip-rap, 974 linear ft of juniper rip-rap, 18 check dams, 10 watergaps, 1 culdesac, and one fish passage problem resolved.
1986 Constructed 17.6 mi. of barbed wire riparian fence, installed 189 linear ft of rip-rap, 170 linear ft of juniper rip-rap, 12 check dams, 3 spring developments, and 26 watergaps.
1985 Built 15.4 mi. of electric riparian fence/4.7 mi. of barbed wire riparian fence. Continued landowner agreements, equipment procurement,hire personnel, budgeting/contract development. Continue baseline stream surveys for post treatment.1725Ft Rip-rap.
1984 The planning stage included completion of physical, biological, and engineering surveys on 8 miles of streams, equipment purchases, project inventory, maintenance requirements, plan and design work. Initiated 10 landowner contacts for project completion.

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
OWEB - State 02-04-002 Alder Creek Riparian Planting Our project personnel provided technical expertise on riparian shrub species planting with Alder Creek landowner.
BPA 199303800 N Fork John Day R Enhancement This project concentrates on Umatilla National Forest lands and complements our work on private lands.
BPA 199306600 Oregon Fish Screens Project This project keeps smolts and juvenile salmonids produced by our project from going down unscreened diversions. This project also shares an office and other equipment with our project.
BPA 199801600 Escapement/Productivity Spring This project helps document numbers of wild spring chinook and summer steelhead produced by habitat enhanced by our project.
BPA 199801700 Gravel Push-Up Dam Removal Low This project enables adult and juvenile salmonids better access to habitat enhanced by our project.
BPA 199802200 Pine Creek/Wagner Management This project complements our project by intensively concentrating restoration efforts on one watershed many miles from our base of operation. Our project has just recently expanded into Wheeler County.
BPA 200001500 Oxbow Ranch Management Our project personnel assisted Oxbow personnel with implementation, layout, and design of the dredge tailing project completed on the Middle Fork John Day River in 2005. We regularly coordinate with Oxbow personnel on cooperative projects.
BPA 200003100 Enhance North Fork John Day Ri This project is concentrating their efforts in the North Fork John Day River and Camas Creek watersheds, an area that is a long distance from our base of operation. Because this project is based out of Ukiah, they can more easily contact landowners and implement projects in this area.
PCSRF - CRITFC 2004-2-02 Clear Creek Floodplain Restora This project complements the dredge tailing restoration project we completed in 2003 on Granite Creek that restores floodplain function.
OWEB - State 204-042 Gilliam-East John Day WSC Supp The watershed council coordinator has put us in contact with landowners wishing to participate in our riparian fencing program.
PCSRF - OWEB 204-042A Gilliam-East John Day WSC Supp The watershed council coordinator has put us in contact with landowners wishing to participate in our riparian fencing program.
OWEB - State 204-052 North Fork John Day WSC Suppor The watershed council coordinator has put us in contact with landowners wishing to participate in our riparian fencing program.
PCSRF - OWEB 204-052A North Fork John Day WSC Suppor The watershed council coordinator has put us in contact with landowners wishing to participate in our riparian fencing program.
OWEB - State 204-162 Upper SF John Day River WS Res General subbasin effort to increase habitat complexity for one of the last remaining wild runs of Spring Chinook and Summer Steelhead.
PCSRF - OWEB 204-298 Thirtymile Cr Watershed Assess The Watershed Assessment will help identify projects that our project can implement.
PCSRF - OWEB 204-308 Butte Cr Watershed Assessment The Watershed Assessment will help identify projects that our project can implement.
PCSRF - OWEB 205-201A Wheeler SWCD Project Assistanc Project personnel have provided technical expertise (engineering) on fish passage projects that enable fish to return to habitat enhanced by our riparian fencing project.
PCSRF - OWEB 206-042 Gilliam-East John Day Council The watershed council coordinator has put us in contact with landowners wishing to participate in our riparian fencing program.
PCSRF - OWEB 206-052 North Fork John Day Council Su The watershed council coordinator has put us in contact with landowners wishing to participate in our riparian fencing program.
PCSRF - OWEB 206-055 Bridge Creek & Mid-John Day Co The watershed council coordinator has put us in contact with landowners wishing to participate in our riparian fencing program.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Allow Fisheries for focal Salmonid Species 25 year goal to achieve limited fisheries on the strongest Salmonid populations John Day Strategies C,D,E, and G. To protect exhisting habitat is ranked #1 concern in the subbasin plan for all waters concerned in the John Day Basin. Riparian enhancement with fencing, planting, and bank stabilization projects will help resolve this issue. 238,259-263
Decrease gradient & restore sinuosity Increase the number of stream miles that are classified as proper functioning with regard to sinuosity and gradient John Day Strategies D,E,G,I. Riparian restoration is a high priority and can be achieved with riparian fencing. A healthy riparian area allows the channel to achieve equilibrium with regard to gradient and sinuosity. 245,250,260,263
Habitat Dregradation 15 yr. goal to restore at least 40% of tributary habitat degradaton in areas presently occupied by focal species in all first quartile restoration HUC5s. John Day Strategies C,D,E, F and G.To protect exhisting habitat is ranked #1 concern in the subbasin plan for all waters. concerned in the John Day Basin. Riparian enhancement with fencing, planting, and bank stabilization projects will help resolve this issue. 237,250-271
Increase adult Chinook Increase the adult population to an average yearly return to the mouth of the John Day River of 12,000 adult and jack salmon within 25 years. John Day Strategies C,D,E,F, and G. To protect existing habitat is ranked #1 concern in the subbasin plan for all waters concerned in the John Day Basin. Riparian enhancement with fencing, planting, and bank stabilization projects will help resolve this issue. 237,250-271
Increase Adult Steelhead Increase adult population to an average yearly return to the mouth of the John Day River of 29,400 adults within 25 years. John Day Strategies C,D,E, F and G.To protect exhisting habitat is ranked #1 concern in the subbasin plan for all waters. concerned in the John Day Basin. Riparian enhancement with fencing, planting, and bank stabilization projects will help resolve this issue. 237,250
Increase Bulltrout abundance 25 yr. goal to increase abundance to 5,000 individuals. Implement limited sport fisheries on the strongest recovering populations. John Day Strategies D,E,F,G. To protect exhisting habitat is ranked #1 concern in the subbasin plan for all waters concerned in the John Day Basin. Riparian enhancement with fencing, planting, and bank stabilization projects will help resolve this issue. 239
Increase Chinook Smolt return Increase the productivity to 113 smolts per spawner within 25 years. John Day Strategies C,D,E,F, and G. To protect exhisting habitat is ranked #1 concern in the subbasin plan for all waters concerned in the John Day Basin. Riparian enhancement with fencing, planting, and bank stabilization projects will help resolve this issue. 238,250
Increase Cutthroat Trout 25 yr. goal to achieve stable population size in all locations and increasing trends in half of the present populations. John Day Strategies C,D,E, F and G.To protect exhisting habitat is ranked #1 concern in the subbasin plan for all waters. concerned in the John Day Basin. Riparian enhancement with fencing, planting, and bank stabilization projects will help resolve this issue. 237,250-271
Increase pool habitat Where pool habitat is identified as deficient, create pools by either constructing riparian fences and allowing the pools to form on their own or by adding instream structures that have been documented to create pools. John Day Stategies C, D, E, G, H, and I. Riparian fencing can increase pool frequency by narrowing and deepening the channel. Where fencing will not work, construct instream structures with rocks and/or logs. 245,250,251,263
Increase role & abundance of LWD Increase the number of miles of stream that meet habitat benchmarks for quantity of large woody debris. John Day Strategies D,E, G, H, and I. Riparian fencing is the major component in achieving the habitat improvements required for a healthy system. To protect existing habitat is #1 priority in the subbasin plan for the John Day Basin. 245,250,251,263
Increase Steelhead Smolt return Increase the productivity to 136 smolts per spawner within 25 years. John Day Strategies C,D,E,F, and G. To protect exhisting habitat is ranked #1 concern in the subbasin plan for all waters concerned in the John Day Basin. Riparian enhancement with fencing, planting, and bank stabilization projects will help resolve this issue. 238,250
Mainstem Habitat 15 yr. goal to Restore at least 30% of the degradation of mainstem habitats used by spring chinook for holding and spawning. John Day Strategies C,D,E, F and G.To protect exhisting habitat is ranked #1 concern in the subbasin plan for all waters. concerned in the John Day Basin. Riparian enhancement with fencing, planting, and bank stabilization projects will help resolve this issue. 237,250-271
Maintain & improve quality & quantity spawning hab Decrease the number of miles of stream substrate classified as embedded and reduce the amount of fine sediment reaching stream channels. John Day Strategies A, C, D, E, G, H, and I. Riparian restoration is a high priority and can be achieved with riparian fencing. Healthy riparian areas can filter fine sediments. 245,250,260,263
Maintain riparian management objectives Increase the number of miles of stream rated at functioning John Day Strategy G and I. To protect exhisting habitat is ranked #1 concern in the subbasin plan for all waters concerned in the John Day Basin. 245,250,260,263
Provide adequate focal spp habitat components Increase the number of miles of focal fish species habitat that meets benchmarks for large wood, pool frequency, bank stability, and water quality. John Day Strategy G and I. Enhance the instream riparian community with fencing, planting and bank stabilization techniques. To protect exhisting habitat is ranked #1 concern in the subbasin plan for all waters concerned in the John Day Basin. 245,250,251,263
Tributary Restoration 15 year goal to begin restoration efforts in tributary areas that currently block access by aquatic focal species to existing usable habitat. John Day Strategies C,D,E, F and G.To protect exhisting habitat is ranked #1 concern in the subbasin plan for all waters. concerned in the John Day Basin. Riparian enhancement with fencing, planting, and bank stabilization projects will help resolve this issue. 237,250-271

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Biological Assessments Prepare and submit Biological Assessments (BA) to BPA. Which includes BA for project work, HIP BO form 1, herbicide reporting form and cultural resource survey reports. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $25,266
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Develop Alternative Water Source Water Development There will be approximately 9 off-site water developments constructed on the landowner cooperative agreements. These are developed to encourage livestock utilization of uplands and divert grazing pressure away from stream riparian areas. Most of these spring developments will be contracted out, but if there are budget constraints program personnel will make time for installation of the spring developments. 5/1/2007 2/28/2010 $156,457
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase adult Chinook
Increase Adult Steelhead
Increase Chinook Smolt return
Increase pool habitat
Increase role & abundance of LWD
Increase Steelhead Smolt return
Maintain riparian management objectives
Provide adequate focal spp habitat components
No Metrics for this Work Element

Increase Instream Habitat Complexity Stream bank stabilization. Work to add natural materials instream to create habitat features or to improve channel morphology. Work included to help stabilize or maintain a streambank with the use of juniper rip-rap. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $93,314
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase adult Chinook
Increase Adult Steelhead
Increase Bulltrout abundance
Increase Chinook Smolt return
Increase Cutthroat Trout
Increase role & abundance of LWD
Increase Steelhead Smolt return
Maintain riparian management objectives
Provide adequate focal spp habitat components
Tributary Restoration
* # of stream miles treated: Treat approximately 0.40 Miles

Install Fence Fence Installation Construct approximately 30.0 miles of riparian fence on priority areas within the John Day Basin. The construction of the fence projects will be sub-contracted through the Grant County Soil and Water Conservation District. This saves the program money and time associated with contract preparation and material purchasing. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $695,326
Biological Objectives Metrics
Allow Fisheries for focal Salmonid Species
Habitat Dregradation
Increase adult Chinook
Increase Adult Steelhead
Increase Bulltrout abundance
Increase Chinook Smolt return
Increase Cutthroat Trout
Increase pool habitat
Increase role & abundance of LWD
Increase Steelhead Smolt return
Mainstem Habitat
Maintain riparian management objectives
Provide adequate focal spp habitat components
Tributary Restoration
* # of miles of fence: Construct approximately 30.0 miles of riparian fen

Plant Vegetation Plant Vegetation Install plants for purposes for erosion control, roughness recruitment, shading, restoring native habitat, and forage enhancement. This also includes seed for seeding disturbed areas after construction activities have been completed. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $85,314
Biological Objectives Metrics
Allow Fisheries for focal Salmonid Species
Habitat Dregradation
Increase adult Chinook
Increase Adult Steelhead
Increase Bulltrout abundance
Increase Chinook Smolt return
Increase Cutthroat Trout
Increase pool habitat
Increase role & abundance of LWD
Increase Steelhead Smolt return
Mainstem Habitat
Maintain riparian management objectives
Provide adequate focal spp habitat components
Tributary Restoration
* # of acres of planted: Plant or seed approx. 30.5 acres of disturbed land

Remove vegetation Remove Vegetation Grant County Weed Control Department will be contracted to use chemical control to help eradicate weeds on the Grant Counties top ten weed list on riparian areas within the Fish Habitat Program. 4/1/2007 1/15/2010 $9,134
Biological Objectives Metrics
Allow Fisheries for focal Salmonid Species
Habitat Dregradation
Increase adult Chinook
Increase Adult Steelhead
Increase Bulltrout abundance
Increase Chinook Smolt return
Increase Cutthroat Trout
Increase pool habitat
Increase role & abundance of LWD
Increase Steelhead Smolt return
Mainstem Habitat
Maintain riparian management objectives
Provide adequate focal spp habitat components
Tributary Restoration
* # of acres treated: Will contract out to spray approx. 150 acres.

Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage Facility Maintenance The fish habitat pays 1/4 of the utility expenses associated with office building at the screens shop. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $36,808
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage Maintenance Inspect and maintain mainline fences, watergaps and off-site water developments. Program personnel will maintain 72.74 miles of riparian fence, 60 watergaps, and 30 off-site water developments. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $40,725
Biological Objectives Metrics
Decrease gradient & restore sinuosity
Habitat Dregradation
Maintain & improve quality & quantity spawning hab
Maintain riparian management objectives
Provide adequate focal spp habitat components
Tributary Restoration
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Coodination This includes contract package (SOW, budget, spending plan, and property inventory), metrics and locations report, financial income report, and accrual reports. Coordinate with BPA Environmental Compliance officers for the proper forms to be completed for the upcoming projects. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $41,417
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Landowner coordination Landowner cooperation is an on going task, due to people change their opinions, land is bought or sold (New Landowner). Considerable time is spent explaining the fish habitat programs pros and cons. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $125,303
Biological Objectives Metrics
Habitat Dregradation
Increase adult Chinook
Increase Adult Steelhead
Increase Bulltrout abundance
Increase Chinook Smolt return
Increase Cutthroat Trout
Increase pool habitat
Increase role & abundance of LWD
Increase Steelhead Smolt return
Maintain & improve quality & quantity spawning hab
Maintain riparian management objectives
Provide adequate focal spp habitat components
Tributary Restoration
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage and Administer Projects Prepare Annual work plans for program, supervise/monitor program activities throughout the course of the fiscal years. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $15,862
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Program Management Evaluate and prioritize all potential habitat improvement projects for implementation during the 2007-2009 Fiscal Year, should financial, manpower and/or logistical constraints not allow the completion of all projects. Attend training if the opportunity should arise. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $90,314
Biological Objectives Metrics
Decrease gradient & restore sinuosity
Habitat Dregradation
Increase adult Chinook
Increase Adult Steelhead
Increase Bulltrout abundance
Increase Chinook Smolt return
Increase Cutthroat Trout
Increase pool habitat
Increase role & abundance of LWD
Increase Steelhead Smolt return
Mainstem Habitat
Maintain & improve quality & quantity spawning hab
Maintain riparian management objectives
Provide adequate focal spp habitat components
Tributary Restoration
No Metrics for this Work Element

Outreach and Education Outreach and Education Work with OYCC crews on fence removal, collecting/planting of willow cuttings, help with fence construction, and seeding of disturbed areas after construction. The fish habitat crew has also put a summary together of the program and gave presentations to various user groups, GSWCD,MSWCD and school groups. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $2,808
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase pool habitat
Increase role & abundance of LWD
Maintain & improve quality & quantity spawning hab
Maintain riparian management objectives
Provide adequate focal spp habitat components
Tributary Restoration
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Produce Annual Report Prepare and submit annual program summary/completion reports for the period March 1, 2007 to February 28, 2008 year. Prepare and submit annual program summary/completion reports for the period March 1, 2008 to February 28, 2009 year. Prepare and submit annual program summary/completion reports for the period March 1, 2009 to February 28, 2010 year. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $16,862
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase adult Chinook
Increase Adult Steelhead
Increase Bulltrout abundance
Increase Chinook Smolt return
Increase Cutthroat Trout
Increase pool habitat
Increase Steelhead Smolt return
Maintain & improve quality & quantity spawning hab
Maintain riparian management objectives
Provide adequate focal spp habitat components
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Produce Status Report Produce Pisces status report on BPA's new report filing system. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $10,037
Biological Objectives Metrics
Allow Fisheries for focal Salmonid Species
Decrease gradient & restore sinuosity
Habitat Dregradation
Increase adult Chinook
Increase Adult Steelhead
Increase Bulltrout abundance
Increase Chinook Smolt return
Increase Cutthroat Trout
Increase pool habitat
Increase role & abundance of LWD
Increase Steelhead Smolt return
Mainstem Habitat
Maintain & improve quality & quantity spawning hab
Maintain riparian management objectives
Provide adequate focal spp habitat components
Tributary Restoration
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect/Generate Field and Lab Data Collect field data for use in the Annual and Quarterly milestone status reports. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $98,293
Biological Objectives Metrics
Decrease gradient & restore sinuosity
Habitat Dregradation
Increase adult Chinook
Increase Adult Steelhead
Increase Bulltrout abundance
Increase Chinook Smolt return
Increase Cutthroat Trout
Increase pool habitat
Increase role & abundance of LWD
Increase Steelhead Smolt return
Mainstem Habitat
Maintain & improve quality & quantity spawning hab
Maintain riparian management objectives
Provide adequate focal spp habitat components
Tributary Restoration
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel 3.25 FTE $113,907 $121,880 $130,411
Fringe Benefits OPE rates @64% $72,900 $78,003 $83,463
Supplies Misc. Tools/supplies/office $34,362 $35,393 $36,455
Capital Equipment ATV purchase in 2008 $ 0 $8,000 $ 0
Overhead Figured at current 35.87% $79,333 $84,393 $89,793
Other Contractual services @ 3% Increases $186,013 $191,593 $197,341
Totals $486,515 $519,262 $537,463

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$1,543,240
Total Work Element budget$1,543,240

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

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$564,336 $592,553 These budget totals for FY 2010 and 2011 were calculated using the total budget estimated for 2009 times 5% for each Year following.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
The future operation and maintenance costs of this fish habitat program are obligated from the 15 year agreements that are currently being signed with the landowners.
 
Termination Date Comments
 
Final Deliverables

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:
Expense
No changes were made to this proposal


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$340,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$340,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$340,000
Total NPCC Rec
$1,020,000
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: Sponsor should complete accomplishments report as called for in ISRP recommendation. Funding in FY08 and 09 contingent upon favorable review by ISRP and Council. See also programmatic recommendation on habitat m&e.


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$ 0
Total NPCC Rec
$ 0
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: ISRP fundable qualified. Sponsor should complete report by March 07 as called for in ISRP recommendation. Funding in 08 and 09 contingent upon favorable review by ISRP and Council.This project not currently recommended, but might come back in.

Local or MSRT Comments: OSPIT recognizes the long and successful implementation history of the project and does not understand the ISRP rating. This project has received high priority rankings throughout its history. OSPIT suggests the project proposers answer the ISRP comments


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

Recommendation: Fundable in part (Qualified)
Comments: Three previous reviews have emphasized that future funding would be contingent upon providing analysis of project results based on quantitative monitoring of biological outcomes, specifically, habitat characteristics and presence of target species. The sponsor’s response included excerpts from both a project-specific review from 1991 and a more general study from 2002, along with some example photopoint comparisons.

The sponsors have obviously conducted a locally popular program with results in re-vegetating of riparian corridors, as evidenced by the photopoint monitoring described in the response. After 22 years, the project should be showing changes in characteristics such as abundance of fishes, bank stability, and stream width-depth relationships. It is doubtful that before/after photopoint comparisons alone would be adequate for assessing some of the parameters listed in the proposal.

The 1991 and 2002 citations support continued fencing, but it is noted that sites studied by Kauffman et al. 2004, may not all be John Day sites and impacts on fish summarized from that paper are inconclusive. Citing preliminary analysis from project #199801600 might suggest that it would be wise to review project plans in terms of these more specific goals. Are current project proposals and priorities in line with these goals? Several project specific measurements are cited but not in the context of the watershed as a whole.

Another question is, overall, how much progress has been made toward project implementation goals? For example, what percentage of streambank miles needing rehabilitation have been rehabilitated to what extent? What changes have occurred in the watershed outside these projects that contribute to the cumulative effects of this project, both positive and negative? Project results must be assessed so that inferences can be drawn about changes observed in the John Day in the context of changes occurring in the larger region. Project 200301700, Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program, includes a John Day pilot program that should be helpful in this, but is just getting organized. Close cooperation with the M&E project and sharing of results and experiences from this long-running project will maximize the benefits from both.

It is time for a comprehensive review of this project's biological results. One year of funding should provide time for this while continuing ongoing field projects. Future funding should be contingent on completion of a satisfactory document.


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

Recommendation: Not fundable
Comments: This proposal describes some fish data being collected and shared, as well as photo points, but there is no history of accomplishment of original objectives, only completion of tasks. After 22 years, is this working? The ISRP has constantly noted the need for long-running projects to present results in biological terms, not just as a listing of tasks completed. The lack of presentation of such results in a study with 20+ year duration is unsupportable.

Objectives are contingent on landowners, but this appears to be an active program. The project has built an amazing 542 miles of fence alone, to what end? The larger question is overall benefit to fish, or even water quality, flow regimes, and the other original problems. Understanding of the general problems addressed has advanced significantly since 1984, as have approaches to restoration and knowledge relating to the "underlying assumption." It is not clear that this project has kept pace, scientifically or technically. For example "spraying weeds" is now usually part of an IPM strategy, not a strategy itself. Innovations noted are in equipment, not thought, or approach. Is this a biologically effective use of resources?

If there has been a recent review of this project's biological results, it should be summarized and cited in the proposal, otherwise, it is time for one. One year of funding might provide time for this with continuation of ongoing field projects.

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