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Proposal 199608300: CTUIR Grande Ronde Subbasin Restoration 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 Allen Childs

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199608300
Proposal Name: CTUIR Grande Ronde Subbasin Restoration Project
BPA Project Manager: Dorothy Welch
Agency, Institution or Organization: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Short Description: The CTUIR Grande Ronde Subbasin Restoration Project plans, designs, implements, maintains, and monitors habitat enhancement and restoration projects in the Grande Ronde Subbasin. Planned FY 2007-09 projects include Meadow Cr, End Cr, Ladd Cr, and main GR
Information Transfer: Metrics reports, Pisces quarterly reports, GRMW/Annual Reports, www.grmw.org/grmwp-project-page.html and www.grmw.org/project_inventory.html.).
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Allen Childs Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Old Mission Highway P.O. Box 638
Pendleton OR 97801
Ph: 541.966.2391
Fax: 541.966.2397
Email: allenchilds@ctuir.com
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Julie Burke Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reserva 73239 Confederated Way P.O. Box 638
Pendleton OR 97801
Ph: 541.966.2372
Fax: 541.966.2397
Email: julieburke@ctuir.com
Contract Manager
Allen Childs Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Old Mission Highway P.O. Box 638
Pendleton OR 97801
Ph: 541.966.2391
Fax: 541.966.2397
Email: allenchilds@ctuir.com
Project Lead
Gary James Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Old Mission Highway P.O. Box 638
Pendleton OR 97801
Ph: 541.966.2371
Fax: 541.966.2397
Email: garyjames@ctuir.com
Supervisor

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Blue Mountain ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Grande Ronde ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
045 27 53 N 118 02 8 W End Creek Grande Ronde Valley, Willow Creek Watershed Union, Oregon Grande Ronde Yes
045 16 11 N 118 00 46 W Ladd Creek Grande Ronde Valley, Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area Union, Oregon Grande Ronde Yes
045 15 43 N 118 24 1 W Meadow Creek Upper Grande Ronde, Meadow Creek Union, Oregon Grande Ronde Yes
045 18 40 N 118 16 38 W Upper Grande Ronde River Longley Meadow, 3 miles upstream from Hilgard State Park, main Grande Ronde River Union, Grande Ronde Yes
045 29 47 N 117 24 35 W Wallowa 2 miles East of Lostine, Oregon along middle Wallowa River Wallowa, Oregon Grande Ronde Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Chinook Snake River Spring/Summer ESU
Bull Trout
Pacific Lamprey
Steelhead Snake River ESU

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Completed Phase 2 Construction of Wallowa Project with ODFW/Wallowa Resources, Planning/Design for End Creek and Meadow Creek Projects.
2004 Phase 1 Wallowa River (McDaniel) Restoration Project construction (0.5 miles restoration channel constructed, cross vanes, rootwad revetments. Planning/design for End Creek and Meadow Creek Restoration Projects initiated.
2003 Completed construction of the Longley Meadows Restoration Project (1 mile Bear Cr restoration channel, 6 miles riparian exclosure fence, 8 off-channel water troughs, well and deliverly line), Mainstem GR Phase 2 construction (1 mile, 100 whole trees, plan
2002 Implemented phase 3 McCoy Meadows (restoration channel activation), initiated construction of Bear Creek restoration channel (1 mi.) on Longley and continue planning/design for maintstem GR Phase 2 Enhancement Project.
2001 Initiated bridge construction on McCoy Meadows, Implemented Upper McCoy Hab Enhancement Proj. (150 whole trees, 1,500 feet railroad grade oblit., planted 300 trees and shrubs; Initiated planning/design for Longley Meadows Rest.Proj and Mainstem GR Phase 2
2000 Implemented Phase 2 McCoy Meadows (6,500 feet restoration channel construction, planted 2,000 shrubs, seeded 30 acres, completed bridge designs); Completed planning/design for Upper McCoy Cr. Enhancement Project (Cuhna Ranch), secured funding and permits.
1999 Meadow Creek Hab Enhacement Implementation (Cuhna Ranch) (600 pieces wood/whole tree placement along 3 stream miles, planted 13,000 trees and shrubs, 1,500 feet railroad grade obliteration); Phase 2 McCoy Meadows implementation prep (funding, contracting)
1998 Conducted planning/design Phase 2 McCoy Meadows Rest. Proj. Completed planning and implemented Phase 1 Mainstem Grande Ronde River Hab.Enhancement Proj. along 1.5 river miles. Included large wood/whole tree additions, railroad grade removal, and plantin
1997 Implemented phase 1 McCoy Meadows Resotration Project (1 mile channel restoration), Upper Grande Ronde River Large Wood Addition Project with USFS (2 miles), and initiated McIntyre Road Relocation Project planning/design with USFS.
1996 Completed 3 projects with USFS encompassing 3 river miles along the Upper Grande Ronde River, McIntyre Creek Road Analysis and Design, and Catherine Creek Road-Cut Stabilization Project.

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
PCSRF - CRITFC [no entry] CTUIR Grande Ronde Subbasin Restoration Project PCSRF-CRITFC grant to be administered through CTUIR Grande Ronde Subbasin Restoration Project. Funds matched with OWEB/BPA funds for revegetation activities along restoration channels.
BPA 198402500 Ne Oregon Habitat Projects CTUIR and ODFW coodinate and cooperatively develop individual habitat enhancement and restoration projects, including NRCS WRP and GRMWP projects.
BPA 199202601 Grand Ronde Model Watershed Participate on Grande Ronde Model Watershed Board of Directors and Technical Committee. Develop project proposals to secure GRMWP-BPA funds for project implementation.
BPA 199402700 Grande Ronde Model Ws Habitat CTUIR project 199608300 develops grant proposals for project implementation funds through and in cooperation with GRMWP.
BPA 199604601 Walla Walla River Basin Fish H CTUIR Department of Natural Resources inter-project coordination.
OWEB - State 204-434 End Cr/Rice Fish Habitat & Wet CTUIR is administrative lead to administer OWEB and BPA-GRMWP grant in cooperation with NRCS WRP Program and ODFW.
OWEB - State 205-095 Wallowa River/McDaniel Habitat Technical Support to Wallowa Resources

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Develop restoration project opportunities Continue to develop new project opportunities for implementation in FY 2010 through 2012 to acheive primary biological objective of increasing production potential of salmon and steelhead habitat. Plan an additional 15 miles of habitat improvement. Grande Ronde Same as primary. Specific strategy includes working through GRMW to develop additional project opportunities in priority geographic areas to address habitat limting factors. pg32
Increase prod pot of 15 mi salmon/steelhead hab Increase production potential of approximately 15 miles of salmon and steelhead habitat. Anadromous fish production is affected by habitat quantity, quality, and connectivity. Objective is to increase fish productivity and production, as well as life stage-specific survival, through habitat improvement. Grande Ronde Multiple strategies to address low flow/irrigation diversions, channel condition, riparian function: Restore wet meadows, reconnect floodplains, restore natl channel morph, enhance riparian vegetation, reestablish beaver Suppl. Pg32
Maintain and Protect Existing Projects Objective is to protect existing projects and investments made to achieve primary biological objective. None Fence maintanence, vegetation maintanence, implementation monitoring to identify adaptive management needs, necessary repair, and/or maintenance. Pg32

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 End/Creek/Rice/Meadow Cr. Proj Env. Compliance Pkg. Prepare biological asssessments, NEPA checklists, 404 permit applications, and coordinate cultural resource invesigations for Ladd Creek Restoration and Mainstem Grande Ronde River Habitat Projects. 10/15/2006 3/31/2007 $30,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase prod pot of 15 mi salmon/steelhead hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland Develop wetlands through natural channel design Natural channel design construction to incorporate floodplain connectivity. 10/1/2006 12/31/2009 $10,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase prod pot of 15 mi salmon/steelhead hab
* # of acres treated: 400

Develop Alternative Water Source Develop alternative water sources Includes development of off channel water sites 10/1/2006 12/31/2009 $5,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase prod pot of 15 mi salmon/steelhead hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Install Fence Conservation easement boundary fence construction Install an estimated 4 miles of conservation easement boundary fence on several project areas. Cost share funds secured for 2 mile End Creek fence 6/15/2007 10/15/2009 $24,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase prod pot of 15 mi salmon/steelhead hab
* # of miles of fence: 4

Plant Vegetation Plant vegetation following restoration channel construction at 5 primary project areas. Implement project revegetation plans including seeding, and tree, shrub, sedge/rush plug planting along 15 miles of restoration channel and within approximately 1,500 project acres. 10/1/2006 12/31/2009 $40,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase prod pot of 15 mi salmon/steelhead hab
* # of riparian miles treated: 15

Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel Meadow Creek, End Creek, Mainstem Grande Ronde River Project, Ladd Creek, Wallowa River Develop approximately 15 miles of restoration channel on five project areas. 5/1/2007 10/15/2009 $200,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase prod pot of 15 mi salmon/steelhead hab
* # of stream miles before treatment: 7.0
* # of stream miles treated, including off-channels, after realignment: 15

Maintain Vegetation Vegetation Maintenance Control noxious and competing vegetation on project areas. Includes biological and manual techniques. Maintain plants installed on project areas. Includes protection devices, irrigation. 5/15/2007 9/30/2009 $30,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain and Protect Existing Projects
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination CTUIR Grande Ronde Subbasin Restoration Coordination Participate on Grande Ronde Model Watershed Board of Directors and Technical Committee. Coordinate with basin managers on habitat issues, project opportunities, and implementation plans. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $20,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase prod pot of 15 mi salmon/steelhead hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Identify and Select Projects Develop habitat protection and restoration opportunties Cooridnate through GRMW and project partners to develop fish habitat protection and restoration opportunities on 15 miles of salmon and steelhead habitat 10/1/2006 12/31/2009 $20,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Develop restoration project opportunities
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage and Administer CTUIR GR Subbasin Restoration Project Manage and administer personnel, payroll, vehicles, equipment, purchasing, invoicing, and subcontracting. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $125,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Develop restoration project opportunities
Increase prod pot of 15 mi salmon/steelhead hab
Maintain and Protect Existing Projects
No Metrics for this Work Element

Outreach and Education Public Outreach and Education Participate in annual LaGrande School District Outdoor Learning Program at Spring Creek. Manage and present station on stream channel morphology and fish habitat. 5/15/2007 5/17/2009 $5,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Develop restoration project opportunities
* # of students reached: 100

Produce Design and/or Specifications Develop project restoration designs and specifications. Participate in project development and designs with project partners. 10/1/2006 12/31/2009 $65,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Increase prod pot of 15 mi salmon/steelhead hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Annual Reporting CTUIR GR Subbasin Restoration Project Develop annual reports and quarterly pisces report 12/1/2007 12/31/2009 $6,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Monitoring & Evaluation CTUIR GR Subbasin Restoration Project Collect physical data on temperature data, groundwater data, channel morphology data, vegetation data, fish population data, and photo points from project areas. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $10,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Develop restoration project opportunities
Increase prod pot of 15 mi salmon/steelhead hab
Maintain and Protect Existing Projects
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Status/Trend and Project Implementation Monitoring


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel 2.27 Full Time Equivalent (FTE's) $91,811 $91,811 $91,811
Fringe Benefits 27% full time, 10.15% part time $23,393 $23,393 $23,393
Supplies Includes materials, supplies, and services $9,715 $9,715 $9,715
Travel Incluse 12 mos. GSA vehicle rental @$350/mos and 10,000 mi. @ $0.25/mi. $7,456 $7,456 $7,456
Capital Equipment ATV replacement cost shared with 200002600 $3,500 $ 0 $ 0
Overhead Indirect rate 39% $51,626 $51,626 $51,626
Other Subcontracts. Proposed $10K increase for FY2008 and 2009 provides construction-related funds to address maintenance and new project start needs $2,500 $16,000 $16,000
Totals $190,000 $200,000 $200,000

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$590,000
Total Work Element budget$590,000

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
BPA Grande Ronde Model Watershed End Creek Implementation funds $ 0 $50,000 $25,000 Cash Under Development
BPA Grande Ronde Model Watershed Mainstem Grande Ronde River Implementation Fund $ 0 $50,000 $25,000 Cash Under Development
North American Wetlands Venture Program End Creek Implementation funds $25,000 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Confirmed
NRCS Wetland Reserve Program End Creek Project Implementation fund cost-share $100,000 $50,000 $25,000 Cash Confirmed
NRCS Wetland Reserve Program Meadow Creek Implementation funds $75,000 $10,000 $ 0 Cash Confirmed
ODFW Design/Implementation Partnership $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 In-Kind Under Development
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board End Cr Project Implementation Funds $10,000 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Confirmed
Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Program End Creek Implementation Funds $25,000 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Confirmed
Totals $260,000 $185,000 $100,000

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$229,000 $229,900 Estimated budget based on FY07-09 budget plus 10% increase for inflation.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Ongoing project into foreseeable future. Term conservation easements extend into 2020.
 
Termination Date Comments
Ongoing Project is an ongoing habitat-based effort to address factors limiting anadromous fish recovery. Subbasin plan identifies significant need in the Subbasin for habitat protection and enhancement/restoration.
 
Final Deliverables
Increased production and productivity potential of salmon and steelhead habitat in priority geographic areas identified in the Subbasin Plan.

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
$190,000
FY 2008 Budget
$190,000
FY 2009 Budget
$190,000
Total NPCC Rec
$570,000
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
Comments:


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

FY 2007 Budget
$190,000
FY 2008 Budget
$190,000
FY 2009 Budget
$190,000
Total NPCC Rec
$570,000
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: OSPIT recommends holding budget to FY07 proposed in FY08 and 09.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: The sponsors have provided an excellent response to ISRP comments. CTUIR is carrying out a number of important projects. In spite of budget limitations, they are conducting reasonably comprehensive project-level monitoring in cooperation with various agencies and Oregon State University. A summary of results from three major projects were reported, although quantitative information was not provided. The projects appear to be progressing as planned. An excellent overview of specific project M&E needs was provided.


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

Recommendation: Response requested
NPCC Comments: This is a good proposal, but it needs to display biological results that demonstrate effectiveness of past restoration activities. The sponsors need to provide better documentation of the success of individual projects to date and to better explain the monitoring program so that it is clear that monitoring will be adequate to assess progress toward the project’s goal.

Technical and scientific background: The problem is well documented by the Grande Ronde Subbasin Plan and other reports. The sponsors propose to continue habitat restoration action to recover declining stocks.

Rationale and significance to subbasin plans and regional programs: The project is closely linked to the Grande Ronde Subbasin Plan and generally addresses objectives in the Fish and Wildlife Program. The proposed projects are sited within the three highest priority watersheds identified by the Grande Ronde Plan.

Relationships to other projects: The project has an excellent history of collaboration in the Grande Ronde basin. The sponsors are members of the Board of Directors of the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program. They collaborate with numerous state, federal, and private entities and involve some of these entities in project design and implementation.

Project history: The project has been in existence for 14 years or so. The results in terms of target fish population responses to habitat change should be available, but these results do not appear in this proposal.

While a broad overview of project history is both helpful and necessary, a project-by-project summary also is necessary to determine how well the individual projects are progressing relative to their objectives. We suggest one way of summarizing this information. For each project, the sponsors could indicate the priority watershed in which it is located, project objectives, limiting factors, the priority restoration actions that have been undertaken, and metrics for evaluation. They could provide an indication of the changes that have occurred at the project site following enhancement actions much as they have done in a general way in the proposal, and an overall, objective assessment of the progress of the project relative to the information provided above. Finally, they could provide an objective evaluation of the status of data analysis for each project.

Objectives: The general objectives of the project and Work Elements are well defined. The projects have been identified. Specific objectives for individual projects have not yet been formulated because the projects are still in a developmental stage.

Tasks (work elements) and methods: The sponsors describe the process they use in developing and implementing a project. The process is logical; it is tied to the subbasin plan and can involve landowners in development of project goals. The enhancement actions the sponsors employ are well established, and they are experienced in their use.

Monitoring and evaluation: The sponsor’s provide a broad overview of the monitoring program. The monitoring plans in terms of questions to be addressed are presented. These plans imply that habitat and fish population variables will be measured, but often in vague terms. The M&E design and methods were not described. The project has been in existence for 14 years or so. M&E should have been fully developed by this time, and the results should have been presented in the Project History section of the proposal. The sponsors need to clarify what project-specific monitoring will occur and who will do it. Will both implementation and effectiveness monitoring take place for each project? What entity will be responsible for each? Will habitat surveys be conducted on a regular basis at each project? Will fish surveys be regularly conducted at each project? Will the fish performance measures appropriate for the project be selected from those in Table 9? The response should explain the BACI design.

Facilities, equipment, and personnel: Facilities are adequate. No information on project personnel was provided.

Information transfer: The proposal provides for means of information dissemination including reports and outreach programs.

Benefits to focal and non-focal species: The projects should benefit focal species by improving their habitat. The level of benefit that can be expected is unknown at this point because the projects are currently being developed

The project should provide improvements in stream, wetland, and riparian habitat and should have multiple benefits for many non-focal species.

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