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Proposal 200201800: Tapteal Greenway Riparian Corridor Enhancement, Protection and Education Outreach--Phase II (Tapteal Bend and Horn Rapids).

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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 Darrel Sunday

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 200201800
Proposal Name: Tapteal Greenway Riparian Corridor Enhancement, Protection and Education Outreach--Phase II (Tapteal Bend and Horn Rapids).
BPA Project Manager: Jonathan McCloud
Agency, Institution or Organization: Sunday & Associates, Inc for NPO Tapteal Greenway Association
Short Description: Continued riparian restoration & erosion control and native tree plantings for shoreline enhancement and sources of LWD, continued salmon life cycle education for schools, and critical habitat purchase, conservation easements and research site monitoring.
Information Transfer: The resulting project data and information will be shared on-line (include hosting website address), via surface mail and through verbal information transfers, presentations where required and media distribution.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Darrel Sunday Sunday & Associates, Inc. P.O. Box 4445
West Richland, WA 99353
Ph: (509) 967-0705
Fax: (509) 736-0386
Email: darrel@sundayinc.com
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Darrel Sunday Sunday & Associates, Inc. P.O. Box 4445
West Richland, WA 99353
Ph: (509) 967-0705
Fax: (509) 736-0386
Email: darrel@sundayinc.com
Form Submitter

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Columbia Plateau ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Yakima ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
46 17 54 -119 19 58 Yakima Section 31 & 32 Township: 10N Range: 28E , Washington Yakima No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Anadromous Fish
Bald eagle Osprey Resident wildlife species

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2004 Completed 300 feet of shoreline restablization, provide education program (Salmon Summit for schools), created river access for WDFW, shoreline plantings, and school kits for future workshops. FY2006 in the process of purchasing adjacent riparian habitat.

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 200201800 Restore Tapteal Bend Riparian Collaboration with Benton Conservation District, City of Richland, WDFW, CTUIR, WDOE, Richland School District, Benton County, City of West Richland, Richland Rod & Gun Club, and private citizens.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Riparian Restoration, Habitat Purchase, Education Complete riparian erosion control and shoreline restoration, including planting large blocks of cottonwoods for riparian habitat and for LWD not completed in Phase I, finish acquisition of Fox Island critical riparian habitat (contiguous riparian property is being purchased in I), and continue the the environmental education outreach program called Salmon In the Classroom sponsored by the local community, conservation district, WDFW, local schools. All of the objectives are a continuation of existing Yakima Subbasin salmon habitat restoration strategies. See section 10 for specific subbasin and State strategies. Yakima 1]Riparian stabilization, protecion of existing cottonwood groves, and addition of new cottonwoods for shade and LWD. 2]Multi-jurisdictional floodplain restoration. 3]Improve cover & off channel habitats. 4]Continue the public education outreach program 12-12 Exec Summ

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Increase Instream Habitat Complexity Restore severely eroded shoreline and enhance anadromous fish passage on the Lower Yakima River at Tapteal Bend and Horn Rapids Park (Phase II) Complete restoration of severely eroded shoreline and planting of native cottonwood trees to enhance anadromous fish habitat consistent with Yakima River subbasin strategy. Under the Executive Summary section 4.2.1 for aquatic habitats the strategy is to: increase LWD, bank stability, revegetation of large blocks of black cottonwood, improved riparian management, and restoration of natural flow regime on the Yakima River at Tapteal Bend and Horn Rapids Park near West Richland, Washington. Develop project bio-engineering design detail to be incorporated into permit submittals and for a working design for site work. Work also includes upgrading public access. Work to include monitoring and O&M of work activity through 2009. 2/1/2007 12/31/2009 $223,283
Biological Objectives Metrics
* # of stream miles treated: 3 miles of stream:3000 cottonwood trees planted.
* # of stream miles treated: 5 acres noxious weeds treated/revegetated
* # of structures installed: 36 tons of riprap, 15 LWD, 400 yds of fill.
* # of structures installed: 200 yds of concrete debris and litter to landfill
* # of acres treated: dig well and approx 2000 feet of sprinkler line

Conduct Pre-Acquisition Activities Purchase Fox Island and Conservation easement on right bank of Yakima River Purchase of Fox Island and surrounding critical habitat for the riparian protection of the Tapteal Bend section of the lower Yakima River. Purchase of Conservation easement on right bank across from Fox Island. Work includes all of the pre-acquisition activities and the fee title purchase of the property. 1/15/2007 8/15/2008 $111,200
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Outreach and Education Outreach and Salmon Life Cycle Education in Local Community Continue work of development and facilitation of the public information and relations program. The primary focus will be liaison with the local communities and schools and to develop “hand-on” involvement and public education opportunities. Includes participation in the Salmon Summit Program in conjunction with WDFW, Benton Conservation district, schools, Benton County and others. 3/15/2007 6/1/2009 $53,900
Biological Objectives Metrics
* # of students reached: Project directly involves 1000+ students and teach


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Other Project management,habitat acquisition, supplies, materials, construction, restoration materials, administration, overhead, travel, education outreach, sub-contracting of equipment operation, labor, $300,813 $43,785 $43,785
Totals $300,813 $43,785 $43,785

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$388,383
Total Work Element budget$388,383

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
Benton Conservation Distrcit Monitoring labor $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Benton County Equipment, labor, and materials $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 In-Kind Confirmed
River Sun Ranch Nursery Labor, equipment, trees $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Salmon Recovery Funding Board Matching Funds $50,000 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Under Development
Tapteal Greenway Association Labor, equipment, material $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Washington Dept of Ecology [provision left blank] $20,000 $10,000 $10,000 Cash Under Development
Totals $105,000 $45,000 $45,000

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$ 0 $ 0
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
 
Termination Date Comments
 
Final Deliverables

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:


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

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: The proposed work in this highly visible location has the potential to impact future habitat enhancement efforts. This is essentially an oasis next to a relatively degraded area. The education outreach efforts should be applauded. There certainly is value as a demonstration area and Yakama fish stocks pass through this area.

The restoration of degraded habitat in urban areas is clearly an issue in the Yakima basin and elsewhere in the Columbia River Basin. The proposal gives thorough background and explains how the work would improve habitat. The proposal indicates association with the Yakima subbasin plan and high priority objectives. The relationship of this ongoing project with other projects in the lower Yakima is clearly described. Collaboration with other local government and school entities is a strong part of this project. The work is put in context of a myriad of agencies and groups and includes substantial collaboration with government and non-government organizations. Benefits would primarily be educational rather than to fish and wildlife.

The project history section of the proposal describes the original need and identifies tasks completed during the previous phase. Not all objectives were met, such as land purchase, so this element is included in this proposal. Past biological monitoring is not clearly described nor reported. Educational benefits are reported in terms of students involved rather than impact (presumably to maintain and foster a conservation ethic in this urban area).

In future reports the sponsors should identify monitoring efforts in more detail so success of the project can be documented. Reports should include more than number of feet of shoreline restored and trees planted but should also document tree survival, the effect of weed removal activities, baseline water temperature and temperature changes, etc. Methods are based on basic stream restoration principles but do not explicitly recognize that bioengineered solutions will require long-term maintenance. The project seems to rely on monitoring of some results (e.g., water quality) by citizens, students, and volunteers. The monitoring objective would be improved if it clearly identified what monitoring will be done, where, why, and how. Effort will be needed to maintain QA/QC of results and the proponents should have explained how they plan on doing this.

More details regarding information transfer should be provided. The method of transfer mentioned: "The resulting project data and information will be shared on-line (include hosting website address), via surface mail and through verbal information transfers, presentations where required and media distribution." is too vague to evaluate. More details concerning information transfer should have been provided. Note: This is a three-year project scheduled to terminate in FY09.


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

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: The proposed work in this highly visible location has the potential to impact future habitat enhancement efforts. This is essentially an oasis next to a relatively degraded area. The education outreach efforts should be applauded. There certainly is value as a demonstration area and Yakama fish stocks pass through this area.

The restoration of degraded habitat in urban areas is clearly an issue in the Yakima basin and elsewhere in the Columbia River Basin. The proposal gives thorough background and explains how the work would improve habitat. The proposal indicates association with the Yakima subbasin plan and high priority objectives. The relationship of this ongoing project with other projects in the lower Yakima is clearly described. Collaboration with other local government and school entities is a strong part of this project. The work is put in context of a myriad of agencies and groups and includes substantial collaboration with government and non-government organizations. Benefits would primarily be educational rather than to fish and wildlife.

The project history section of the proposal describes the original need and identifies tasks completed during the previous phase. Not all objectives were met, such as land purchase, so this element is included in this proposal. Past biological monitoring is not clearly described nor reported. Educational benefits are reported in terms of students involved rather than impact (presumably to maintain and foster a conservation ethic in this urban area).

In future reports the sponsors should identify monitoring efforts in more detail so success of the project can be documented. Reports should include more than number of feet of shoreline restored and trees planted but should also document tree survival, the effect of weed removal activities, baseline water temperature and temperature changes, etc. Methods are based on basic stream restoration principles but do not explicitly recognize that bioengineered solutions will require long-term maintenance. The project seems to rely on monitoring of some results (e.g., water quality) by citizens, students, and volunteers. The monitoring objective would be improved if it clearly identified what monitoring will be done, where, why, and how. Effort will be needed to maintain QA/QC of results and the proponents should have explained how they plan on doing this.

More details regarding information transfer should be provided. The method of transfer mentioned: "The resulting project data and information will be shared on-line (include hosting website address), via surface mail and through verbal information transfers, presentations where required and media distribution." is too vague to evaluate. More details concerning information transfer should have been provided. Note: This is a three-year project scheduled to terminate in FY09.

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