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Proposal 199608701: Montana Focus Watershed Coordi

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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 10, 2006 Finalized Lynn DuCharme

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199608701
Proposal Name: Montana Focus Watershed Coordi
BPA Project Manager: Joe Deherrera
Agency, Institution or Organization: Salish & Kootenai Confederated Tribes
Short Description: This program fosters “grass roots” public involvement, interagency cooperation and cooperative cost-sharing for habitat restoration to offset impacts to fishery resources in the Flathead watershed.
Information Transfer: Work with and transfer information between agencies, districts, committees and groups to avoid duplication of efforts and increase efficiency. Conduct public meetings with other agencies to disseminate information. Work with other BPA projects to share information, succeses, etc.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Lynn DuCharme Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation Highway 93 W P.O. Box 278
Pablo MT 59855
Ph: 406.883.2888
Fax: 406.883.2897
Email: lynnd@cskt.org
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Lynn DuCharme Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation Highway 93 W P.O. Box 278
Pablo MT 59855
Ph: 406.883.2888
Fax: 406.883.2897
Email: lynnd@cskt.org
Project Lead

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Mountain Columbia ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Flathead ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
47N & 48N 114W &115W Flathead River Flathead Subbasin , Montana Flathead Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Bull Trout
Westslope Cutthroat
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pikeminnow

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Initiated the Mission B irrigation wasteway reroute project. Coordinated the implementation of a stockwater well to reduce livestock pressure on the Jocko River and the submittal and receival of almost $320,000 in restoration dollars for the Jocko.
2004 Coordinated the protection of approximately xx feet of stream via the installation of riparian fencing
2003 Coordinated the installation of riparian fencing/stockwater development, instream pond removal/stream restoration in Ducharme Creek drainage, and restoration & revegetation of channelized reach in the Dayton Creek drainage.
2002 Coordinated the submittal & receival of almost $500,000 in grant dollars from the USFWS for fish screens. Participated in many local, regional & IDT team meetings
2001 Coordinated the replacement of one undersized culvert in the Dayton Creek drainage and the restoration of approximately 5000 feet of channelized stream in the Marsh Creek drainage
2000 Coordinated the replacement of two misaligned/undersized/barrier culverts, constructed almost 4 miles of riparian fencing, off-channel livestock water tanks & improved irrigation efficiencies In Dayton & Ronan Creek drainages
1999 Coordinated the construction of >6.5 miles of riparian fencing within the DuCharme Creek, Dayton Creek and Valley Creek drainages
1998 Published Dayton Creek Watershed Restoration Progress Report coordinated the construction of riparian fencing along East Valley Creek. Contributed to riparian fence in Valley View to exclude stock from irrigation canal/creek entering Flathead River
1997 Getting my feet on the ground

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 199101901 Hungry Horse Mitigation/Flathe Habitat restoration and monitoring. Sister project. This project coordinates habitat restoration activities implemented by this project
BPA 199101903 Hungry Horse Mitigation/Habita This project assists in implementing the mitigation plan. Sister project. This project coordinates with 199101903 to share information, avoid duplication and increase efficiency.
BPA 200200300 Secure & Restore F&W Habitat Land protection/preservation project. Sister project. This project often lays the groundwork with landowners leading to the possibility of acquisition or easement on candidate properties.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Improve channel stability Improve channel stability to a level equivalent to the channel stability habitat restoration score of reference streams. Flathead Coordinate projects through the focas watershed program to assist with identifying projects and to coordinate with landowners, agencies and other funding sources. 27,28
Improve habitat connectivity Restore passage to migratory ifsh by removing potential man-made barriers Flathead Work with watershed coordinator to assist with identifying barriers and coordinate with landowners, agencies and other funding sources. 31
Improve habitat diversity Restore the habitat diversity of the mainstem to a level that supports sustainable, harvestable levels of focal species. Flathead Coordinate projects through the focus watershed program to work collaboratively with landowners, agencies, and other funding sources. 22,23,28
Improve riparian condition Improve riparian condition of the mainstem to a level that supports sustainable, harvestable levels of focal species Flathead Coordinate projects through the focas watershed program to assist with identifying site-specific riparian restoration projects and to coordinate with landowners, agencies and other funding sources. 21,22,26,27
Improve shoreline condition Restore lake shoreline conditions to a level equivalent to the shoreline condition habitat restoration score of reference lakes Flathead Work with watershed coordinator to assist with identifying site specific lake wetland/riparian restoration projects and to coordinate with landowners, agencies and other funding sources. 37
Protect Class 1 watersheds Protect and maintain prime, functioning tributary habitat Flathead Work with watershed coordinator to assist coordinating with landowners, agencies and other funding sources to facilitate habitat protection. 32
Reduce fine sediments Reduce the delivery of fine sediments in the mainstem to a level that supports sustainable, harvestable levels of focal species Flathead Coordinate projects through the focus watershed program to identify sediment reduction projects and to coordinate with landowners, agencies, and other funding sources. 24,25,29,30
Reduce lake pollutants Reduce pollution to a level equivalent to the pollution habitat restoration score of reference lakes Flathead Coordinate projects with the Focus Watershed Program to identify site specific pollutant reduction projects and to coordinate with landowners, agencies, and other funding sources. 38
Reduce overgrazing Restore grassland or shrubland communities on 10% of grassland/shrubland acres over 10-15 years Flathead Work with watershed coordinator to assist with identifying site specific projects and coordinate with landowners, agencies and other funding sources. 57
Reduce rate of land conversion Using acquisitions, conservation easements and management agreements, conserve and restore 10% over 10-15 years in those subunits for which the floodplain vegetation index in the TBA spreadsheet tool are 8 or lower Flathead Work with watershed coordinator to assist with identifying site specific projects and coordinate with landowners, agencies and other funding sources. 50,55
Restore forest communities Restore forest communities on 10% of riparian/wetland watershed acres over 10-15 years in those subunits for which the floodplain vegetation index/vegetation disturbace index in the TBA spreadsheet tool ranges from 4 through 8 Flathead Work with watershed coordinator to coordinate with landowners, agencies and other funding sources. 52
Restore grassland/shrubland communities Restore grassland/shrubland communities on 10% of grassland acres over 10-15 years in those subunits for which the vegetation change index in the TBA spreadsheet tool is 5 or above Flathead Coordinate projects through the focas watershed program to coordinate with landowners, agencies and other funding sources. 56
Restore hydrograph Restore the hydrography within a natural range of variability on 10% of riparian/wetland acres over 10-15 years in those subunits for which the freshette impact index/water level difference Index in the TBA spreadsheet tool ranges from 4 thru 8 (riparian) below 8 (wetlands) Flathead Work with watershed coordinator to assist with identifying site specific projects and to coordinate with landowners, agencies and other funding sources. 51

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Coordination New and ongoing coordination with entities involved in watershed management Continue to identify new groups and/or individuals interested in watershed and resource management. Continue to work with Tribal employees, USFWS, NRCS, local conservation districts, etc to identify problems and solutions within the watershed. Coordinate with other entities on restoration efforts to prevent duplication and enhance communication and cooperation. Work with landowners, interest groups and agencies to research and identify funding and cost share opportunities 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $91,068
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve channel stability
Improve habitat connectivity
Improve habitat diversity
Improve riparian condition
Improve shoreline condition
Protect Class 1 watersheds
Reduce fine sediments
Reduce lake pollutants
Reduce overgrazing
Reduce rate of land conversion
Restore forest communities
Restore grassland/shrubland communities
Restore hydrograph
No Metrics for this Work Element

Identify and Select Projects Establish watershed forums/work with private landowners one-on-one Coordinate with biologists and private landowners to facilitate watershed restoration activities 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $106,247
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve channel stability
Improve habitat connectivity
Improve habitat diversity
Improve riparian condition
Improve shoreline condition
Protect Class 1 watersheds
Reduce fine sediments
Reduce lake pollutants
Reduce overgrazing
Reduce rate of land conversion
Restore forest communities
Restore grassland/shrubland communities
Restore hydrograph
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Project implementation coordination Coordinate with biologists and private landowners to facilitate watershed restoration activities. Actities include identifying cost share, grant writing, contract writing, subcontractor managment, etc. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $106,245
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve channel stability
Improve habitat connectivity
Improve habitat diversity
Improve riparian condition
Improve shoreline condition
Protect Class 1 watersheds
Reduce fine sediments
Reduce lake pollutants
Reduce overgrazing
Reduce rate of land conversion
Restore forest communities
Restore grassland/shrubland communities
Restore hydrograph
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel [blank] $51,000 $53,000 $55,000
Fringe Benefits [blank] $11,500 $11,800 $11,100
Supplies [blank] $6,000 $7,000 $8,000
Travel [blank] $6,500 $6,500 $6,500
Overhead [blank] $20,650 $23,160 $25,850
Totals $95,650 $101,460 $106,450

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$303,560
Total Work Element budget$303,560

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
CSKT facilities $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 Cash Confirmed
CSKT technical support $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 In-Kind Under Development
NRCS grant dollars $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 Cash Under Development
NRCS Technical support $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 In-Kind Under Development
USFWS grant dollars $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 Cash Under Review
USFWS Technical support $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 In-Kind Under Development
USFWS FRIMA grant dollars $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 Cash Confirmed
Totals $145,000 $145,000 $145,000

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$111,000 $115,000 [Outyear comment field left blank]
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
 
Termination Date Comments
N/A This project provides a vital role to projects 199101901 and 199101903 and potentially any other projects within the basin. On the ground projects, cost share and landowner and agency contacts are coordinated through this project.
 
Final Deliverables
The final deliverables of this project are the accomplishment of on-the ground projects via 199101901, 199101903 and 200200300. Annual reports are completed each year to describe cost share received and projects implemented.

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
$95,650
FY 2008 Budget
$101,460
FY 2009 Budget
$106,450
Total NPCC Rec
$303,560
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
Comments:


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

FY 2007 Budget
$95,650
FY 2008 Budget
$101,460
FY 2009 Budget
$106,450
Total NPCC Rec
$303,560
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: Part of OG felt this should be folded into Hungry Horse/Flathead Lake Project and not stand on its own.


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

Recommendation: Admin (see comments)
NPCC Comments: This is a coordinator position description. Objectives are very general and stated in terms of improving various conditions associated with fish habitat, but there are no endpoints from which real progress can be assessed.

No monitoring results for project effectiveness are provided. Objectives are not described in measurable terms. Responsibilities do not seem to include any assessment to guide an adaptive management approach. There is only a brief statement for 2005 results regarding development of an offstream watering well, a project to divert wastewater, and funding negotiated for stream improvement of the Jocko River. Reviewers are provided no basis for assessing whether there is continued need/benefits from the position.

Since the purpose of the position is to coordinate projects in the basin, perhaps it could be incorporated in Project 200200300.


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

Recommendation: Admin (see comments)
NPCC Comments: This is a coordinator position description. Objectives are very general and stated in terms of improving various conditions associated with fish habitat, but there are no endpoints from which real progress can be assessed.

No monitoring results for project effectiveness are provided. Objectives are not described in measurable terms. Responsibilities do not seem to include any assessment to guide an adaptive management approach. There is only a brief statement for 2005 results regarding development of an offstream watering well, a project to divert wastewater, and funding negotiated for stream improvement of the Jocko River. Reviewers are provided no basis for assessing whether there is continued need/benefits from the position.

Since the purpose of the position is to coordinate projects in the basin, perhaps it could be incorporated in Project 200200300.

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