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Proposal 200702800: Pend Oreille River Basin Watershed Protection and 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
January 10, 2006 Finalized Joe Maroney

Proposal Type: New
Proposal Number: 200702800
Proposal Name: Pend Oreille River Basin Watershed Protection and Enhancement Project
Agency, Institution or Organization: Kalispel Tribe
Short Description: Identify and implement larger scale projects to improve local watershed conditions within the Pend Oreille Subbasin.
Information Transfer: Information will be stored in the Kalispel Tibe's data base of information on stremas and waterbodies in the Upper Columbia River Basin.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Joe Maroney Kalispel Tribe of Indians 1981 N. LeClerc Rd., P.O. Box 39
Usk, WA 99180
Ph: (509) 445-1147
Fax: (509) 445-5302
Email: jmaroney@knrd.org
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Ray D. Entz Kalispel Tribe 1981 N. Leclerc Rd. P.O. Box 39
Usk WA 99180
Ph: 509.445.1147
Fax: 509.445.5302
Email: rentz@knrd.org
Technical Contact
Joe Maroney Kalispel Tribe of Indians 1981 N. LeClerc Rd., P.O. Box 39
Usk, WA 99180
Ph: (509) 445-1147
Fax: (509) 445-5302
Email: jmaroney@knrd.org
Technical Contact

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Intermountain ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Pend Oreille ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
Pend Oreille River Pend Oreille County tributaries to the Pend Oreille River Pend Oreille, Washington Pend Oreille Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Bull Trout
Mountain Whitefish
Westslope Cutthroat
All Wildlife

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project This proposal is for funding a new project, and has no past accomplishments.

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 199106000 Pend Oreille Wetlands Acquisition Potentially adjacent and like management of project lands
BPA 199206100 Albeni Falls Wildlife Mitigation Potentially adjacent and like management of project lands
BPA 199500100 Kalispel Tribe Resident Fish Project Complimentary actions in tributaries covered under this project
BPA 199700400 Resident Fish Above Chief Joe Complimentary actions in tributaries covered under this project. This project will use Joint Stock data to assist in site-specific project selection.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Assess, prioritize, coordinate habitat actions Use existing methodologies to asess habitat and population conditions. Prioritize actions annually and persue cost share with WSRFB, USFS and other funding sources/processess. Intermountain Subbasin Objective 1B1 Strategy a, b, c, & d 18-8
Contract aministration and compliance Administer contract and comply with BPA internal requirements including PISCES and NEPA. Intermountain Subbasin Objective 1B1 Strategy a, b, c, & d 18-8
Improve entire watershed conditions Implement habitat restoration, protectioin, and enhancement projects that benefit multiple resources in the watershed. Intermountain Subbasin Objective 2B1 18-17
Protect/enhance/restore native fish populations Enhance populations of bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout and mountain whitefish. Intermountain Subbasin Objective 2A1: Strategy a 18-16
Pursue objectives in Bull Trout Recovery Plan Ensure the long-term persistence of self-sustaining, complex interacting groups of bull trout in the Pend Oreille subbasin. Intermountain Subbasin Objective 1C5: Strategy a 18-13
Reduce/Remove Sediment Sources Measure effectiveness of sediment reduction methodologies on prioritized streams. Intermountain Subbasin Objective 1B4: Strategy b: Research and identify methods of sediment reduction, removal and/or disposal of bedload and sediment from stream reaches; implement sediment reduction methodologies on prioritized streams. 18-23
Restore bull trout to a harvestable surplus Target of 1,000 fish annually for Lake Pend Oreille and targets to be determined for Lower Pend Oreille and Priest Lake basins. Intermountain Subbasin Objective 1C1: Strategy a, c, 18-12

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 Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation The Kalispel Tribe will obtain the necessary permits and work with BPA to ensure environmental compliance. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $9,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Contract aministration and compliance
No Metrics for this Work Element

Decommission Road Coordinate funding sources to decommission appropriate roads Coordinate funding sources and activities to identify and remove roads that are susceptible to mass wasting and bank failures, negatively impact riparian areas and inhipit connectivity and natural stream functions. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $200,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve entire watershed conditions
Protect/enhance/restore native fish populations
Pursue objectives in Bull Trout Recovery Plan
Reduce/Remove Sediment Sources
* # of road miles decommissioned : 5

Improve/Relocate Road Coordinate funding sources to prioritize and decommission appropriate roads Coordinate activities and funding sources to relocate decomissioned roads to a suitable upland site to meet the multiple uses and benefits of public and private lands. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $235,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess, prioritize, coordinate habitat actions
Improve entire watershed conditions
Reduce/Remove Sediment Sources
* # of road miles improved, upgraded, or restored: 5

Increase Instream Habitat Complexity Increase instream habitat complexity Use existing and standardized methods/techniques to improve instream habitat associated with each priorititized site/action. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $80,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve entire watershed conditions
Protect/enhance/restore native fish populations
* # of stream miles treated: 2

Plant Vegetation Plant native vegetation on exposed or rehabilitated sites Using standard and accepted methods, plant native vegetation to increase habitat, stream cover, and decrease sediment contribution to streams. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $22,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve entire watershed conditions
Reduce/Remove Sediment Sources
* # of acres of planted: 20

Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel Coordinate funding sources to restore stream channel function and habitat. Use BPA funds under this project to coordinate actions amoung various funding sources to restore instream channel function and habitat at prioritized sites. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $160,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess, prioritize, coordinate habitat actions
Improve entire watershed conditions
Protect/enhance/restore native fish populations
Reduce/Remove Sediment Sources
* # of stream miles treated, including off-channels, after realignment: 2

Upland Erosion and Sedimentation Control Implement actions to reduce upland sediment recruitment to streams. Coordinate actions and funding sources to implement standardized and accepted methods for stabilizing upland site contributing sedimentation to prioritized watersheds and streams. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $30,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess, prioritize, coordinate habitat actions
Improve entire watershed conditions
Reduce/Remove Sediment Sources
* # of acres treated: 10

Maintain Vegetation Maintain previously vegetated sites Inspect and replant native vegetation in previously vegeted sites to maintain a minimum of 90% success and cover of planted materials. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $8,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve entire watershed conditions
Reduce/Remove Sediment Sources
No Metrics for this Work Element

Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage Maintain habitat structures Maintain instream and bank stabilization structure for long-term project success. This will include maintaining culverts, bypasses, stabilization sites, artificial barriers and instream habitat structures. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $20,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve entire watershed conditions
Protect/enhance/restore native fish populations
Reduce/Remove Sediment Sources
No Metrics for this Work Element

Provide Public Access/Information Inform public of project actions Coordinate public invlovement through multiple coordinated funding sources and processes. Signage, public meetings and public announcements will be used to inform the public and incorporate comments into project prioritization, design and implementation. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $5,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess, prioritize, coordinate habitat actions
Improve entire watershed conditions
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Coordinate with all entities involved inthe Watershed Project Coordinate with state, federal, local and private entities that are involved with the project. This included both landowner and regional coordination. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $10,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve entire watershed conditions
Protect/enhance/restore native fish populations
Pursue objectives in Bull Trout Recovery Plan
Reduce/Remove Sediment Sources
Restore bull trout to a harvestable surplus
No Metrics for this Work Element

Identify and Select Projects Idnetify and select projects using assessment data Using assessment data, cooperatively prioritize actions and seek fundiing sources to implement actions that meet project objectives. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $12,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess, prioritize, coordinate habitat actions
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage the Watershed Project The Kalispel Tribe will manage on the ground efforts and subcontractors associated with the project. This also covers administrative work such as financial reporting and SOW package. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $14,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve entire watershed conditions
Protect/enhance/restore native fish populations
Pursue objectives in Bull Trout Recovery Plan
Reduce/Remove Sediment Sources
Restore bull trout to a harvestable surplus
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Design and/or Specifications Produce site specific designs and specifications for project implementation Using assessment data and prioritized list of actions, complete site specific designs and specifications for each action to be implemented. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $46,705
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve entire watershed conditions
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce/Submit Scientific Findings Report Submit status, annual, and scientific reports Comply with contract requirements for status and annual reporting. Report data and findings in scientific reports as rtequired or as necessary. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $8,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Contract aministration and compliance
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect field data to prioritize annual actions Collect data to prioritize actions and support the pursuit of alternative funding sources to complete actions. 2/10/2007 2/9/2010 $55,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess, prioritize, coordinate habitat actions
Pursue objectives in Bull Trout Recovery Plan
Primary R, M, and E Type: 10 sites


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel 1.5 FTE Biologist $68,640 $71,385 $74,240
Personnel 1.5 FTE Bio-tech $46,800 $48,200 $49,650
Fringe Benefits 30% of salaries $34,635 $35,875 $37,165
Supplies native trees & shrubs $4,500 $4,500 $4,500
Supplies rock & rip-rap $8,000 $8,000 $8,000
Supplies general field supplies - gloves, tools, etc $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Other capital equipment lease - trackhoe, dump truck, etc $55,000 $55,000 $55,000
Other contract service - geo technical design/advise $14,000 $14,000 $14,000
Travel per diem, mileage, etc $7,500 $7,500 $7,500
Capital Equipment tracked bobcat $30,000 $ 0 $ 0
Supplies computer (2) $3,500 $ 0 $ 0
Other Two Isco Model 6712 Full-Size Samplers; two YSI turbidity sensors; two Campbell data loggers $15,000 $ 0 $ 0
Other consultant - set up monitoring system $5,000 $ 0 $ 0
Overhead Indirect 20% $39,315 $36,090 $37,210
Totals $336,890 $285,550 $292,265

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$914,705
Total Work Element budget$914,705

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
USFS challenge cost share funds $15,000 $10,000 $10,000 In-Kind Confirmed
WSRFB grant $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 Cash Under Development
Totals $115,000 $110,000 $110,000

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$1,200,000 $1,250,000 Project management for large scale restoration efforts in watersheds of the Pend Oreille River Basin including acquisition of management rights via easement, lease, or fee-title purchace.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
O&M costs will be mostly stable (COLA only) relying upon other cost share partners to assist in managing long term costs.
 
Termination Date Comments
2084 Approximately 50 years after decomissioning of Grand Coulee Dam.
 
Final Deliverables
Annual reports detailing project accomplishments and monitoring data.

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


BPA's in lieu Funding Review of new project proposals (August 3, 2006) [Download letter and table]

BPA's in lieu Rating: 2.3
Approx. BPA share of total costs: BPA 73%
Status of Cost Share: Mixed
Notes: Multiple restoration activities; multiple other entities potentially authorized/required to conduct


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:
NPCC Staff Comments: ISRP not fundable: If decision is made to continue consideration of this project, funding would be conditioned upon favorable ISRP and Council review of a revised proposal. WA recommends not funding.

Local or MSRT Comments: No change to proposed budget.


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

Recommendation: Not fundable
NPCC Comments: In the response, the project sponsors only provided a brief discussion of the impacts of sedimentation on salmonid spawning habitat. The proposal remains incomplete, inadequate, and is thus "Not fundable."

ISRP comments (June 2006): This project includes five miles of road decommissioning and reconstruction, dam removal and other fairly dramatic actions without specifying where these actions will occur or what results are expected except to "reduce sediment.” It appears some culverts would be evaluated and perhaps replaced and that vegetation will be planted and maintained, possibly with some fencing. There is the sense that these are all possible actions in a plan that has not yet been developed. The proposed budget seems inadequate for these types of activities. Only turbidity monitoring is presented in detail, but sometimes as a monitoring technique, other times as research. Details of time, location and measurable benefits are generally lacking. There is not enough detail to assess adequacy of the methods or design. Overall, it is unclear what would be done, and where or how it would benefit fish and wildlife.

The proposal is tied to the subbasin plan, Bull Trout Restoration plan and relevant state and Tribal plans. There are 2 section Bs in the proposal. The first deals with land use impacts, the second is a mini-proposal addressing sediment issues related to roads. Most proposed actions address the second, while many situations outlined in the first (e.g., non-native fish species) suggest that the impact of addressing only sediment issues would be minor. The proposal should include analysis of specific local problems and relate functionally to focal fish and wildlife.

The vitae of two program managers are provided, but their roles aren’t described. Data will be used in reports, but no mention is made of larger databases. The proposal is not specific enough to be convincing that focal species will benefit, although that is the stated intent, especially for bull trout.


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

Recommendation: Not fundable
NPCC Comments: This project includes five miles of road decommissioning and reconstruction, dam removal and other fairly dramatic actions without specifying where these actions will occur or what results are expected except to "reduce sediment.” It appears some culverts would be evaluated and perhaps replaced and that vegetation will be planted and maintained, possibly with some fencing. There is the sense that these are all possible actions in a plan that has not yet been developed. The proposed budget seems inadequate for these types of activities. Only turbidity monitoring is presented in detail, but sometimes as a monitoring technique, other times as research. Details of time, location and measurable benefits are generally lacking. There is not enough detail to assess adequacy of the methods or design. Overall, it is unclear what would be done, and where or how it would benefit fish and wildlife.

The proposal is tied to the subbasin plan, Bull Trout Restoration plan and relevant state and Tribal plans. There are 2 section Bs in the proposal. The first deals with land use impacts, the second is a mini-proposal addressing sediment issues related to roads. Most proposed actions address the second, while many situations outlined in the first (e.g., non-native fish species) suggest that the impact of addressing only sediment issues would be minor. The proposal should include analysis of specific local problems and relate functionally to focal fish and wildlife.

The vitae of two program managers are provided, but their roles aren’t described. Data will be used in reports, but no mention is made of larger databases. The proposal is not specific enough to be convincing that focal species will benefit, although that is the stated intent, especially for bull trout.

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