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Proposal 199607000: Mckenzie Focus Watershed

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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
January 9, 2006 Finalized Megan Finnessy

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199607000
Proposal Name: Mckenzie Focus Watershed
BPA Project Manager: John Baugher
Agency, Institution or Organization: McKenzie Watershed Alliance
Short Description: Continued administration of McKenzie River Focus Watershed for coordinated planning and monitoring of fish, wildlife and water quality improvement projects and improved resource stewardship through public outreach and education.
Information Transfer: Information is distributed on the McKenzie Watershed Council website (mckenziewatershedcouncil.org), as well as through Council newsletters distributed throughout the State of Oregon. The Council also provides annual reports to interested stakeholders including City of Eugene, City of Springfield, Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), Lane County Board of Commissioners, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (http://oregon.gov/OWEB/) and within BPA's Piesces system. Monitoring data is housed on the EWEB website (www.mckenziewaterquality.org/)
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Megan Finnessy McKenzie Watershed Council PO Box 53
Springfield OR 97477
Ph: 541.687.9076
Fax: 541.687.1065
Email: Coordinator@mckenziewatershedcouncil.org
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Megan Finnessy McKenzie Watershed Council PO Box 53
Springfield OR 97477
Ph: 541.687.9076
Fax: 541.687.1065
Email: Coordinator@mckenziewatershedcouncil.org
Form Submitter

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Lower Columbia ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Willamette ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
44,07,03 122,37,20 McKenzie Entire McKenzie subbasin, including Lane and Linn Counties, 1,300 square miles, USGS Number 17090004 Lane, Oregon Willamette Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Chinook Upper Willamette River ESU
Bull Trout, Oregon Chub, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, winter steelhead, western pond turtle, red-legged frog, great blue heron, harlequin duck, northern spotted owl

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 45 Council meetings,work plan development,coordination of 12500 native trees,2000 ft fencing & 30 riparian projects,300 volunteers,1 culvert replaced, Mohawk Partnership,10 presenations,1400 students,70 teachers, newsletter,WQmonitoring(Amb.,Macro,Trib)
2004 42 Counil meetings,work plan development,coordination of 9000 native trees, 1200 ft fencing,15 projects,250 volunteers,3 culvert replaced,Mohawk Partnership, 5 presentation, 350 volunteers,1750 students,70 teachers, newlsetter,WQ monitoring(Amb,Macro,Trib
2003 38Council meetings,work plan development, coordination of 10 projects,1 off stream livestock watering system,culvert prioritization,Mohawk Partnership,2 workshops,150 attendees,250 volunteers,1500 students,70 teachers,newsletter,monitoring(Amb.,Macro,Trib
2002 38 Council meetings, work plan dev, 6 culvert designs developed, 4 riparian projects, project prioritization and program development,MohawkPartnership, 225 volunteers,40 workshop attendees, 400 students,60 teachers,newsletter,monitoring(Ambient,Macro,Trib
2001 36 Council meetings,work plan development,McKenzie Conservation Strategy and Confluence Guidelines,Mohawk Partne,250 volunteers,coordination of 500 trees,riparian fencing,5 culvert designs,300 students,60 teachers,newsletter,monitoring(Ambient,Macro,Trib)
2000 32 Council meetings, 200 volunteers, coordination of 3 projects and program developm, Mohawk Parternership, reports: Subbasin Assessment and Confluence Assessment, 1 workshop, 45 attendees, 400 students, 45 teachers, newsletter, Ambient, Macro, Trib moni
1999 30 Council meetings, coordination of 2 restoration projects and 1000 ft fencing, Spring Chinook Salmon Committee, Confluence Committee developed, 150 volunteers, 1 workshop, 30 attendees, 20 teachers, newsletter; Ambient, Macro, Trib, Storm Event monitori
1998 26 Council meetings, coordination of 3 riparian projects, Spring Chinook Salmon and Education Committees, SubbasinAssessment Planning, 100 volunteers, community and education outreach, WQ Committee, development of monitoring program (Ambbient, Macro, Trib
1997 22 Council meetings, work plan development, reports: Action Plan for Recreation and Human Habitat, 100 volunteers, community and education outreach, development of Water Quality Committee and monitoring program
1996 22 Council meetings, work plan development, reports: Action Plan for Fish&Wildlife and Water Quality, Technical Reports for Fish & Wildlife and Water Quality, 60 volunteers, community outreach and education, WQ coordination with local practitioner

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
Other: BLM [no entry] Parsons Creek Fish Passage Restoration on prioritized McKenzie tributaries to improve aquatic species passage opportunities (2005 - $14,500)
Other: BLM [no entry] Toms Creek Fish Passage Restoration on prioritized McKenzie tributaries to improve aquatic species passage opportunities (2004 - $12,000)
Other: USFS [no entry] Fish Passage Prioritization Funding for process to identify high priority fish passage improvement opportunities (2005 - $20,000)
Other: BLM 04-06 Mohawk-McGowan Riparian Projects Restoration on prioritized McKenzie tributaries to improve spring chinook and resident trout habitat (2005 - $29,500)
OWEB - State 08-04-002 Deerhorn Lower McKenzie Ripara Restoration on McKenzie mainstem to improve juvenile spring chinook rearing habitat (2004 - $3,200)
OWEB - State 08-04-012 Bockelie Riparian Enhancement Restoration on prioritized McKenzie tributaries to improve spring chinook and resident trout habitat (2005 - $2,500)
OWEB - State 08-04-013 Bailey Mohawk Riparian Enhance Restoration on prioritized McKenzie tributaries to improve spring chinook and resident trout habitat (2005 - $5,500)
OWEB - State 08-04-015 McKenzie-Dlouhy Riparian Enhan Restoration on McKenzie mainstem to improve juvenile spring chinook rearing habitat (2005 - $8,000)
Other: BPA 2000-030 Assess McKenzie Watershed Habitat & Prioritize Project Development of McKenzie River Watershed Subbasin Assessment (2000 - $183,000).
Other: OWEB 200-093 Confluence Action Plan Development of Confluence Area Guidelines (2002 - $51,000).
Other: OWEB 201-160 Macroinvertebrate Sampling Funds to conduct annual sampling event and analysis (2002 - $7,425).
Other: OWEB 201-470 Western Pond Turtle Restoration Development of alcove for turtle restoration and spring chinook rearing habitat (2003 - $96,204).
Other: OWEB 204-111 Spawning Education Salmon education in local school districts (2004 - $3,795).
Other: OWEB 204-112 Media Outreach Development of media outreach plan to increase awareness of watershed health (2004 - $12,584).
OWEB - State 204-205 Lower McKenzie Watershed Enhan Restoration on prioritized McKenzie tributaries to improve juvenile spring chinook rearing habitat (2003 - $4,500; 2004 - $45,000; 2005 - $30,000)
OWEB - State 205-030 Simmonds Cr Improvement Restoration on prioritized McKenzie tributaries to improve aquatic species passage opportunities (2005 - $290,000)
OWEB - State 205-031 U McKenzie River Aquatic Resto Restoration on McKenzie mainstem to improve juvenile spring chinook rearing habitat (2005 - $60,000)
Other: OWEB 205-259 Spawning Education Spawning education in local school districts (2004 - $21,835).
Other: OWEB 99-101 McKenzie-Willamette Confluence Evaluation Development of McKenzie-Willamette Confluence Assessment report (1999 - $86,000).
Other: OWEB 99-342 Macroinvertebrate Funding to conduct 4 years of sampling and produce analysis report ($1,900).
Other: OR Parks Foundation NA Intepretive Signage Funds to develop and post watershed signs throughout community (1999 - $5,000).
Other: US Fish & Wildlife Service NA Aerial Photos Match funding to produce aerial photos for Subbasin Assessment (2001 - $3,000).
Other: Weyerhaeuser Company NA Education Education and outreach in local community (2003 - $3,500).
Other: Willamette Restoration Initiative NA Subbasin Planning EDT on McKenzie River (2004 - $17,400).
Other: US Fish & Wildlife Service NA Native Plant Brochure Funds to develop and distribute native plant brochure (2002 - $1,500). Matching funds McKenzie River Trust ($200) and Division of State Lands ($200).
Other: NOAA NA McKenzie Tribs Project Restoration on prioritized McKenzie tributaries to improve juvenile spring chinook rearing habitat (2002 - $15,400).
Other: Bonneville Enviornmental Foundation NA Subwatershed Planning Subwatershed planning in Mohawk River area (2003 - $66,000).
Other: BLM NA Council Support Matching funds to aid in implementation of MWC Conservation Strategy (1999 - 2003: $30,750).
Other: EWEB NA Council Support Matching funds to aid in implementation of MWC Conservation Strategy (1996-2005: $240,000).
Other: EWEB NA Education Partners in Education funding and Education Coordinator salary (1999-2005: $81,500).
Other: City of Eugene NA Council Support Matching funds to aid in implementation of MWC Conservation Strategy (1996-2005 - $100,000).
Other: City of Springfield NA Council Support Matching funds to aid in implementation of MWC Conservation Strategy (1996-2005: $50,000).
Other: City of Springfield NA Council Support Matching funds to aid in implementation of MWC Conservation Strategy (1996-2005: $50,000).
Other: Springfield Utility Board NA Minutes Recording Funds to cover montly MWC meeting minutes costs (1999-2005: $28,000).
Other: US Forest Service - McKenzie District NA Council Support Matching funds to aid in implementation of MWC Conservation Strategy (1999-2005: $20,000).
Other: National Forest Foundation NA Interpretative Signage Funds to develop and post watershed signs throughout community (1999 - $15,000).
Other: US Fish & Wildlife Service NA Western Pond Turtle Brochure Funding to develop and distribute brochure (1999 - $5,000).
Other: Padi Foundation NA Macroinvertebrate Sampling Funds to conduct annual sampling event.
Other: River Network NA Facilitating Stakeholder Dialogue Outreach to local community (1999 - $1,300).
Other: Fish America Foundation NA Gate Creek Restoration Restoration on prioritized McKenzie tributaries to improve juvenile spring chinook rearing habitat (2000 - $8,500)
Other: EWEB NA Monitoring Salary to conduct tributary monitoring throughout watershed (2004 - $3,825).
Other: Bella Vista Foundation NA Confluence Steering Committee Further development of McKenzie-Williamette Confluence Steering Committee process (2004 - $15,000).
Other: Ferguson Foundation NA Education Education Coordinator salary (2004 - $4,000).

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Coordination of activites among diverse groups Continued coordination of McKenzie-Willamette River Confluence Steering Committee and Mohawk Watershed Partnership; integration with Willamette Basin activities; facilitation of Local Stewardship Action Groups; continued involvement with McKenzie River Maintenance and Security Partnership; and implementation of Marketing Strategy. Willamette Institutional: Increase capacity of local groups & agencies to market and implement incentive programs; improve coordination among management entities; promote more strategic targeting of restoration investments; and increase conservation resources. 5-20
Coordination of Education/Outreach Program Education and outreach are essential for providing McKenzie River Watershed residents with the knowledge they need to make wise choices to restore and protect the health of their watershed. Both children and adults can benefit from information on the status of the watershed's resources, as well as information on the appropriate actions to protect and restore fish and wildlife habitats and water quality. The Council's education and outreach efforts include: working with local teachers and students on water quality monitoring and habitat restoration projects; providing watershed stewardship curricula and other supporting materials to teachers; providing information on the status of watershed resources and avenues for participation in stewardship actions; attending community events that provide information on Council actions and other information; reporting on the results of water quality monitoring efforts and other resource assessments; maintaining a website that describes Council activities and provides access to MWC reports and assessments; and raising awareness through workshops, tours, forums, and newsletters. The Council's visibility and relationship to the McKenzie community is enhanced tremendously by this form of outreach. Willamette Institutional: Increase capacity of local groups; improve coordination at local level by promoting frequent and effective communication, outreach and education to stakeholders, decision-makers and the public. 5-20
Coordination of Restoration Projects Program Coordinate monitoring and maintenance of completed restoration projects through continual communication with private landowners. Coordinate the prioritization, development and implementation of new restoration projects through Projects Committee. Identify and prioritize replacement of aquatic species passage barriers, secure necessary engineer design and replacement funding, provide lead coordinating role in securing permits, finalizing funding agreements and overseeing the contract replacement work, all within high priority areas for fish habitat within the watershed. Positive biological outcomes to water quality and fish & wildlife habitat (and populations) are fully expected when implementing watershed restoration projects on private lands in the McKenzie. Measurable outcomes include: 1) an increase in the amount of and protection of native plant communities that benefit fish and wildlife species, 2) an increase in ecologically functioning riparian and floodplain zones, 3) improvement in water quality, and 4) improved resource stewardship and actions necessary to protect fish and wildlife habitat and water quality due to increased public awareness. Willamette Aquatic: Restore Physical Habitats - increase large wood, improve riparian shading; Conserve and Restore Bio Com. - control invasive species; Connect Habitats - get fish past barriers Terrestrial - improve riparian areas, manage invasive species, LWD 5-18 and 5-19
Coordination of WQ Monitoring Program The quality of water is important - for fish, for drinking, and for recreation. To get a sense for the quality of water in the McKenzie River and its tributaries the Council has developed a comprehensive monitoring program. The MWC Monitoring Program objectives include: 1. monitoring the overall health of the McKenzie River; 2. determining if and how water quality in the McKenzie River is changing over time, accounting for natural and seasonal variation; 3. providing credible data upon which management decisions can be made; 4. providing an affordable and sustainable measurement tool to evaluate the effectiveness of steps taken to protect and enhance basin water quality; 5. providing an early warning system to signal if any adverse trends are developing; and 6. using historical data to develop longer trends. Protecting and restoring water quality and quantity is one of five goals in the McKenzie River Watershed Conservation Strategy. The Council, in partnership with interested stakeholders, works to protect, restore, and monitor water quality throughout the watershed. Much of the Council's focus will be on preventing conditions that contribute to water quality problems; it will do so through outreach and education targeted to watershed residents and landowners. Water quality restoration actions will work in concert with habitat restoration actions to improve riparian vegetation, upland, wetlands and other watershed characteristics that contribute to water quality. The Council will collaborate with key interests and other organizations to coordinate the ambient, tributary, macroinvertebrate and effectiveness monitoring programs. Willamette Aquatic: Restore physical habitats by coordinating improved water quality. Institutional: Improve coordination among those working to managing Willamette subbasin habitats and increase diversity, amount and effective use of conservation resources. 5-18 and 5-20
Maintenance of highly functional watershed council Maintain and enhance momentum of McKenzie Watershed Council programs and activities by convening monthly Council and Executive Committee meetings; developing annual Work Plan to guide and track programs and activities; managing Council funds; and managing and administering all Council grants. Willamette Institutional: Increase capacity of local groups (especially watershed councils and districts) and agencies to market and help implement incentive programs. 5-20
Secured funding for Council activities Increase funding for McKenzie Watershed Council programs and activities by maintaining current Local Match funding, implementation of fundraising priorities and submittal at least 6 program grants. Willamette Institutional: Increase diversity, amount and effective use of conservation resources, including through improved efficiencies or enhanced funding to assist with strategy implementation. 5-20
Utilization of assessments for prioritzed action Continued implementation of Water Quality and Fish and Wildlife Habitat Action Plan, Recreation and Human Habitat Action Plan, McKenzie River Subbasin Assessment, and McKenzie River Conservation Strategies. GIS maps produced indicating Council program and activity locations; quarterly program updates in Conservation Strategy Benchmark tracking database. Willamette All listed Institutional Strategies. 5-20

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 Environmental Compliance Continue to work under CX since MWC is not implementing work that requires further environmental clearance. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $ 0
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Other Office and Financial Management Timely and accurate McKenzie Watershed Council legal, fiscal and office management. Cost share funding provided by Lane County Parks and Local Match 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $93,970
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintenance of highly functional watershed council
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Continue to Build on Success of Mohawk Watershed Partnership Coordinate Mohawk Watershed Partnership outreach, education, water quality, restoration and funds diversification efforts. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $56,383
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of activites among diverse groups
Coordination of Education/Outreach Program
Coordination of Restoration Projects Program
Coordination of WQ Monitoring Program
Utilization of assessments for prioritzed action
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Continued Coordination of McKenzie-Willamette Rivers Confluence Steering Committee Coordinate McKenzie-Willamette Confluence Steering Committee activities and projects. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $18,794
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of activites among diverse groups
Coordination of Restoration Projects Program
Utilization of assessments for prioritzed action
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Continued Inspiration and Facilitation of Community Participation Improve citizen awareness through participation and collaboration with local organizations and implementation of community events and public outreach efforts. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $17,228
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of activites among diverse groups
Coordination of Education/Outreach Program
Maintenance of highly functional watershed council
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Integration with Willamette Basin Activities Collaborate with other conservation efforts being conducted in the Willamette Basin. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $4,698
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of activites among diverse groups
Maintenance of highly functional watershed council
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Maintain McKenzie Watershed Council Momentum Maintain and enhance momentum of McKenzie Watershed Council programs and activities. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $43,853
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of activites among diverse groups
Maintenance of highly functional watershed council
Secured funding for Council activities
No Metrics for this Work Element

Identify and Select Projects Stream System Passage Improvement Identify, prioritzie and plan for replacement of compromised McKenzie Watershed stream system passage projects. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $12,530
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Restoration Projects Program
Utilization of assessments for prioritzed action
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Increased Funding for McKenzie Watershed Council Activities Increase annual McKenzie Watershed Council funding through matching cost share. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $28,193
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintenance of highly functional watershed council
Secured funding for Council activities
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Maintenance and Improvement of Water Quality Ensure coordination of monitoring efforts throughout McKenzie Watershed that will continue to shape future watershed conditions; conduct community outreach to ensure WQ goals are shared community goals. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $62,867
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of WQ Monitoring Program
Utilization of assessments for prioritzed action
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage and Administer Projects FY08 Scope of Work Development 10/1/2006 1/31/2007 $4,698
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintenance of highly functional watershed council
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Restoration Project Coordination Improve portions of McKenzie Watershed toward properly functioning condition through coordinated habitat restoration projects. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $87,707
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of activites among diverse groups
Coordination of Restoration Projects Program
Utilization of assessments for prioritzed action
No Metrics for this Work Element

Outreach and Education Promote Community Stewarship through Education Program Provide teachers, students and interested stakeholders tools and training to implement educational watershed-related activites. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $21,928
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of activites among diverse groups
Coordination of Education/Outreach Program
Maintenance of highly functional watershed council
Utilization of assessments for prioritzed action
* # of general public reached: 80
* # of students reached: 1,400
* # of teachers reached: 80

Outreach and Education Update Decision-Makers on Mckenzie Watershed Council Programs and Activities Ensure Oregon decision-makers are updated on Council programs and activities. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $4,698
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of activites among diverse groups
Coordination of Education/Outreach Program
Maintenance of highly functional watershed council
* # of general public reached: 75

Produce Inventory or Assessment Map Development Develop GIS maps indicating Council program activities; link maps to Conservation Strategy Benchmark database. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $18,794
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of activites among diverse groups
Maintenance of highly functional watershed council
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Annual Report Annual report delivered to BPA 10/1/2006 11/30/2006 $4,698
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintenance of highly functional watershed council
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Status Reports Quarterly status reports delivered to BPA 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $4,698
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintenance of highly functional watershed council
No Metrics for this Work Element

Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results Program Database Management Accurately track McKenzie Watershed Council program activities and activities in Access database via Conservation Strategy Benchmark tracking system. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $21,928
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintenance of highly functional watershed council
Secured funding for Council activities
Utilization of assessments for prioritzed action
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel Two 1.0 FTE; Five 0.5 FTE; One 0.25 FTE $113,500 $118,437 $123,589
Supplies Mohawk Watershed Partnership Overhead; Public Outreach (newsletters); Administrative Fund (Supplies, Utilities, Mailings, Copies, Insurance); Water Quality $25,200 $26,296 $27,440
Travel [blank] $5,000 $5,218 $5,445
Overhead Administrative Costs $18,370 $19,170 $20,000
Totals $162,070 $169,121 $176,474

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$507,665
Total Work Element budget$507,665

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
Ads for Free Internet Provider $3,500 $3,700 $3,900 In-Kind Confirmed
Bureau of Land Management Projects Program Support $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 Cash Under Development
City of Eugene Council Support $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 Cash Under Review
City of Springfield Council Support $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 Cash Under Review
Eugene Water & Electric Board Meals at monthly meetings $7,200 $7,500 $7,800 In-Kind Confirmed
Eugene Water & Electric Board Council Support $24,000 $24,000 $24,000 Cash Under Review
Eugene Water & Electric Board Education Support $12,000 $12,000 $12,000 Cash Under Development
Eugene Water & Electric Board Projects Program Support $93,000 $94,200 $96,000 Cash Confirmed
Eugene Water & Electric Board Water Quality Monitoring $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Forest Service Macroinvertebrate Analysis $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 Cash Under Review
Lane County Parks Office Space $7,200 $7,500 $7,800 In-Kind Confirmed
MWC Partner Professional Services, Involvement with Council $15,000 $17,000 $19,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Small Grants $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 Cash Under Development
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Projects Program Support $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 Cash Under Development
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Education Salary and Supplies $16,000 $16,000 $16,000 Cash Under Development
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Coordinator, Salary, Supplies, Insurance $45,000 $45,000 $45,000 Cash Under Development
Private Foundations Water Quality Support $10,000 $12,000 $14,000 Cash Under Development
Springfield Utilitiy Board Minutes Recording $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 Cash Under Review
Totals $382,900 $388,900 $395,500

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$184,150 $192,160 Based on 4.35% increase
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
 
Termination Date Comments
On-going As part of BPA's Focus Watershed Program, the McKenzie River Watershed Council programs and activities will be conducted as an on-going process that will be sustained through collaborative partnerships and sustainable fundraising strategies. Continued BPA support is essential to providing the coordination base of the program. Historically, BPA funds have been used to leverage considerable match (4:1) to Council programs.
 
Final Deliverables
Comprehensive and effective watershed program focusing on improved stewardship of McKenize Watershed resources through voluntary and collaborative partnerships.

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date

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 Budget
$ 0
FY 2008 Budget
$ 0
FY 2009 Budget
$ 0
Total NPCC Rec
$ 0
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Do Not Fund
Comments:


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

FY 2007 Budget
$ 0
FY 2008 Budget
$ 0
FY 2009 Budget
$ 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
Comments:

Local or MSRT Comments: This project should be a secondary priority and funded if other projects in to subbasin are unable to move forward. The project has an excellent history of leveraging cost share and OSPIT supports its habitat restoration in a priority basin in the Willam


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: The McKenzie Watershed Council (MWC) has been very active in subbasin issues, is well directed, and has achieved considerable success. There is every reason to believe this success will continue in the future. Future reviews should focus on the adequacy and accomplishments of the proposed monitoring program.

The proposal presents a good summary of the problems facing the McKenzie watershed as identified in the McKenzie River assessment and the Willamette Subbasin Plans. It establishes a general link between the MWC and the mitigation of identified limiting factors such as invasive vegetation, stream velocities, bank erosion and lack of channel complexity. Although the watershed has high quality habitat, significant habitat degradation has occurred in the lower river on private land. The major threat to salmon in the watershed is loss of juvenile habitat.

The MWC has been funded by BPA since 1996. The proposal includes a list of project accomplishments and reports, as well as a description of the adaptive management processes that the MWC follows to implement the conservation strategy. The MWC has an impressive list of accomplishments, many involving outreach to the public. It has established an innovative benchmark system to evaluate MWC progress toward its goals. However, as earlier ISRP comments have noted it would still be helpful to have a summary of the big picture effects of the many activities being coordinated. The project to date appears to have been well coordinated and involves multiple partners planning and actively participating in aquatic and terrestrial restoration projects. Particularly noteworthy is the 8300 volunteer hours that have been devoted to assisting with MWC projects.

The proposal directly addresses objectives in the McKenzie and the Willamette Subbasin Plans and is driven by the McKenzie River Conservation Strategy, which prioritizes watershed restoration actions. The strategy includes benchmarks that establish target conditions. The planning document connects the actions of the MWC to the Fish and Wildlife Program goals and other regional programs. The sponsors appear to have strong cooperative relationships with landowners and the McKenzie River Trust. Agency personnel participate in restoration planning.

Objectives are clear and are directed toward continuing the work of the MWC. The objectives deal primarily with coordination of restoration activities with private, government, and NGO entities. The proposal will establish several new, prioritized on-the-ground restoration projects. Improvement of water quality and outreach are especially important objectives of the proposal. They seem to be appropriate and ambitious objectives for a watershed council.

Work elements under each objective are described in detail. Techniques are appropriate for the coordination tasks described. Particularly noteworthy are the education and outreach activities conducted under Objective 4, which include not only the usual public information dissemination but also educational programs for K-12, reflecting a long-range strategy for community stewardship. In total, the work elements describe activities of a well-integrated watershed council program. The sponsors have a long-standing record of achieving success with the outlined methods.

The watershed council coordinates several monitoring programs related to water quality. As part of this proposal the MWC is developing an effectiveness monitoring program to expand on existing tributary monitoring. Information transfer is implemented through the MWC website, newsletters, and annual reports. Information distribution is also through collaborators. Probably the most effective information transfer is through the outreach and education programs which are well described under Objective 4.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: The McKenzie Watershed Council (MWC) has been very active in subbasin issues, is well directed, and has achieved considerable success. There is every reason to believe this success will continue in the future. Future reviews should focus on the adequacy and accomplishments of the proposed monitoring program.

The proposal presents a good summary of the problems facing the McKenzie watershed as identified in the McKenzie River assessment and the Willamette Subbasin Plans. It establishes a general link between the MWC and the mitigation of identified limiting factors such as invasive vegetation, stream velocities, bank erosion and lack of channel complexity. Although the watershed has high quality habitat, significant habitat degradation has occurred in the lower river on private land. The major threat to salmon in the watershed is loss of juvenile habitat.

The MWC has been funded by BPA since 1996. The proposal includes a list of project accomplishments and reports, as well as a description of the adaptive management processes that the MWC follows to implement the conservation strategy. The MWC has an impressive list of accomplishments, many involving outreach to the public. It has established an innovative benchmark system to evaluate MWC progress toward its goals. However, as earlier ISRP comments have noted it would still be helpful to have a summary of the big picture effects of the many activities being coordinated. The project to date appears to have been well coordinated and involves multiple partners planning and actively participating in aquatic and terrestrial restoration projects. Particularly noteworthy is the 8300 volunteer hours that have been devoted to assisting with MWC projects.

The proposal directly addresses objectives in the McKenzie and the Willamette Subbasin Plans and is driven by the McKenzie River Conservation Strategy, which prioritizes watershed restoration actions. The strategy includes benchmarks that establish target conditions. The planning document connects the actions of the MWC to the Fish and Wildlife Program goals and other regional programs. The sponsors appear to have strong cooperative relationships with landowners and the McKenzie River Trust. Agency personnel participate in restoration planning.

Objectives are clear and are directed toward continuing the work of the MWC. The objectives deal primarily with coordination of restoration activities with private, government, and NGO entities. The proposal will establish several new, prioritized on-the-ground restoration projects. Improvement of water quality and outreach are especially important objectives of the proposal. They seem to be appropriate and ambitious objectives for a watershed council.

Work elements under each objective are described in detail. Techniques are appropriate for the coordination tasks described. Particularly noteworthy are the education and outreach activities conducted under Objective 4, which include not only the usual public information dissemination but also educational programs for K-12, reflecting a long-range strategy for community stewardship. In total, the work elements describe activities of a well-integrated watershed council program. The sponsors have a long-standing record of achieving success with the outlined methods.

The watershed council coordinates several monitoring programs related to water quality. As part of this proposal the MWC is developing an effectiveness monitoring program to expand on existing tributary monitoring. Information transfer is implemented through the MWC website, newsletters, and annual reports. Information distribution is also through collaborators. Probably the most effective information transfer is through the outreach and education programs which are well described under Objective 4.

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