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Proposal 199801900: Wind River Watershed Restoration

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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 Jim White

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199801900
Proposal Name: Wind River Watershed Restoration
BPA Project Manager: John Baugher
Agency, Institution or Organization: Underwood Conservation District
Short Description: This project is a continuation of the 2001-2006 Wind River project. The project involves continued montioring of fish populations, project effectiveness, restoration work, public involvement, and technical assistance to landowners.
Information Transfer: Information will be transferred via annual reports to BPA, publication of research papers, presentations at professional meetings, and by presentations and posters at public events. Monitoring information from restoration work activities will be used to modify practices where necessary to improve future results (adaptive management).
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Jim White Underwood Conservation District PO Box 96
White Salmon, WA 98672
Ph: 509-493-1936
Fax: 509-493-8557
Email: jimwhite@gorge.net
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Bengt Coffin U.S. Forest Service 2455 Highway 141
Trout Lake WA 98650
Ph: 509.395.3425
Fax: 509.395.3424
Email: bcoffin@fs.fed.us
Project Lead
Technical Contact
Patrick Connolly U.S. Geological Survey 5501A Cook-Underwood Rd.
Cook WA 98605
Ph: 509.538.2299
Fax: 509.538.2843
Email: patrick_connolly@usgs.gov
Project Lead
Technical Contact
Dan Rawding Washigton Department of Fish and Wildlife 2108 Grand Boulevard
Vancouver WA 98661
Ph: (360) 906-6747
Fax: (360) 906-6776
Email: rawdidr@dfw.wa.gov
Project Lead
Technical Contact
Jim White Underwood Conservation District PO Box 96
White Salmon, WA 98672
Ph: 509-493-1936
Fax: 509-493-8557
Email: jimwhite@gorge.net
Form Submitter
Project Lead
Technical Contact

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Columbia Gorge ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Wind ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
49 degrees 48 minutes 121 degrees 57 minutes Wind River Wind River Watershed Skamania, Washington Wind No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Chinook Lower Columbia River ESU
Coho Lower Columbia River ESU
Steelhead Lower Columbia River ESU
Chum Columbia River ESU
Coastal Cutthroat Southwest Washington/Columbia River ESU
Pacific Lamprey

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 We accomplished coordination and outreach, planted 2 acres, WQ and temp sampling, removed weeds on 5 acres, 2 miles instream hab., monitored 6 adult/juvenile traps, electrofished 16 stream segments, deployed 3788 Pit tags
2004 We accomplished coordination and outreach, planted 4 acres, WQ and temp sampling, removed weeds on 13 acres, 23 miles redd surveys, monitored 6 adult/juvenile traps, deployed 4099 Pit tags, electrofish 25km stream, snorkel 8.9km
2003 We accomplished coord & outreach, planted 3acres, WQ and temp sampling, removed weeds on 5 acres, electrofished 19 stream segments, habitat survey 3.5km stream, deployed 2736 Pit tags, conducted snorkel & redd surveys, 6 adult/juvenile traps
2002 We accomplished coord & outreach, planted 72 acres, WQ and temp sampling, removed weeds on 5 ac, surveyed 28 stream miles, thinned 40 ac., electrofished 20 stream segments, 2017 PIT tags, conducted snorkel and redd surveys, 6 adult/juvenile traps
2001 We accomplished coordination and outreach, planted 2 acres, WQ and temp sampling, surveyed 5 river miles, 200 feet of bank stabilization, thinned 50 ac, electrofished 21 stream segments, 858 Pit tags, surveyed 21 km stream,smolt and adult fish monitoring
2000 We accomplished coordination and outreach, planted 264 acres, assistance to 7 landowners, temp monitoring, electrofished 11 stream sections, deployed 1461 Pit tags, surveyed 17km stream, thinned 80 acres, 6 miles hab surveys, smolt and adult fish monitori
1999 We accomplished coordination and outreach, 4 rounds of WQ sampling and tech assistance to 3 landowners, electroshocked 6 stream segments, hab surveyed 21.3 km of stream, Pit tagging, installed 1.3 miles instream structures, smolt and adult fish monitoring
1998 We accomplished coordination and outreach, tech assistance, installed 1500' LWD, electrofished 15 segments, habitat surveyed 2.8 km of stream, monitored smolt and adult steelhead, planted 17 ac, closed 4.4 mi. roads, and thinned 47 acres of ripar. forest

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 - WSRFB 02-1515 Upper Trout Creek Restoration The Upper Trout Creek restoration project is an ongoing effort that envisions restoring approximately 10 miles of stream and associated riparian areas in the upper Trout Creek subbasin. The project has received over $260,000 from SRFB and Skamania County (Title II Program). Additional funds have been contributed to the Upper Trout project by the Forest Service and BPA. Work proposed under this solicitation would contribute to completion of this comprehensive effort.
Other: USFWS FONS project Hatchery and wild fish interaction A study to determine the interactions of hatchery spring Chinook with wild juvenile steelhead, FY 2004-2006
Other: Skamania County Title II Funds Middle Wind Riparian Enhancement Underwood Conservation District has been awarded a Title II grant for installation of log structures in the Middle Wind River. BPA funds were used for preliminary design, and will be used for some post-project planting work. We have not finalized a contract for this project at this time.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Assess juvenile steelhead and Chinook life history Assess O. mykiss and Chinook life history patterns to understand habitat use and important habitat linkages. Building on extensive and intensive past efforts to establish habitat relationships and to estimate adult and smolt steelhead, the proposed effort will address emerging issues (e.g., resident rainbow trout relationships with steelhead; climatic effects on juvenile steelhead growth and productivity) and will address key uncertainties (influence of elevation, summer low flow, and winter severity on steelhead production). Meeting this objective will help gauge the effectiveness of recent restoration actions and help prioritize future restoration projects. Lower Columbia Wind River Subbasin Plan; General references that indicate incomplete knowledge of juvenile life history patterns. J-14,25
Coordinate project efforts Coordinate project efforts to promote a healthy watershed for fish production. With coordination efforts among BPA-funded and cost-share partners, we will maximize collaboration and cost efficiency. Lower Columbia Wind River Subbasin Plan, Table 32, Action #11 encourages "building partnerships with landowners and agencies" to increase the level of implementation of voluntary habitat improvement". 8-19, I-160
Harvest Status Monitoring Monitor annual harvest and harvest rates of representative stocks in in-basin, Columbia River mainstem, and ocean fisheries including catch and release mortality in selective fisheries Lower Columbia Tributary creel surveys; Compare pre vs. post population estimate after fisheries; Analysis of CWT data from ocean, and Columbia River sampling; 7-26
Hatchery Status Monitoring Monitor in basin stray rates of hatchery fish in wild spawning areas realtive to hatchery practices. Lower Columbia Estimate proportions of hatchery and wild fish on the spawning grounds or in adult traps 7-26
Population/Biological Status Monitoring Estimate viable salmonid population parameters including abundance, productivity, diversity, spatial structure, along with juvenile production and freshwater productivity Lower Columbia Monitor adult & smolt abundance; Monitor spatial structure; Use adult and juvenile monitoring to estimate growth rate (Lambda) and spawner-recuit paramters 7-5, 7-6, 7-7
Project Admin and Reporting A general category to cover project administration and reporting for all entities involved. Lower Columbia Wind River Subbassin Plan Chapter J
Provide Education to promote a healthy watershed Provide education and outreach to promote a healthy watershed for fish production. Lower Columbia The Wind River Subbasin Plan, Table 32, Wind River Habitat Action #8 emphasizes "Increase Technical assistance to landowners" including "increasing incentives, and increasing program marketing and outreach". 8-19, I-160
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity Conduct restoration efforts to enhance fish production, including measures to reduce stream temperatures (plantings, weed removal), reduce sedimentaton and enhance instream habitat Lower Columbia Wind River Measure #6, water quality ((J-154); Wind Habitat Action #16, Invasive species (I-161); Wind River measure #8, Place stable woody debris in streams (J-157), and Wind measure #4, degraded hillslope processes (J-151) J-151, 154

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
001: Coordination UCD: Facilitate and Support Wind River Watershed Council The stakeholders that are represented on the WRWC include landowners, government agencies, businesses, recreation interests, conservation groups, the timber industry, tribes, and others. Monthly meetings of the WRWC are conducted to provide project identification, evaluation, final project prioritization, review current activities, share information, and investigate funding opportunities. Work will include facilitation of WRWC actitivies, and support by tracking and summarizing proposed projects. 7/1/2007 6/30/2010 $13,332
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordinate project efforts
No Metrics for this Work Element

002: Coordination UCD: Facilitate Wind River/White Salmon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Facilitate the activities of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). This group provides technical advice regarding projects, and serves as an information exchange forum for project participants. 7/1/2007 6/30/2010 $12,245
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordinate project efforts
No Metrics for this Work Element

003: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data UCD: Water Temperature Monitoring Water temperature monitoring. Continue to maintain network of 10 continuous temperature measurement loggers located throughout the Wind River basin. 7/1/2007 6/30/2010 $17,556
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity
Primary R, M, and E Type: Maintain 10 temperature loggers

005: Identify and Select Projects UCD: Identify, Design, and Select Projects Maintain and update list of proposed projects for the Wind River Watershed. The list is used for project selection, design, and prioritization by the Wind River Watershed Council, and for public involvement. 7/1/2007 6/30/2010 $13,865
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordinate project efforts
No Metrics for this Work Element

006: Increase Instream Habitat Complexity UCD: Increase the habitat complexity on the Wind River and tributaries This work involves installation of Fish Habitat and Bank Stability Structures in cooperation with willing landowners in the Middle Wind River. 7/1/2008 6/30/2010 $68,658
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity
* # of stream miles treated: .1

007: Plant Vegetation UCD: Plant Vegetation Reforestation of open and understocked areas on the Wind River and Tributaries, and monitor plantings for success. Reforestation will provide future stream shade, and future down wood for instream habitat and improved hydrologic function. 7/1/2007 6/30/2010 $28,818
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity
* # of acres of planted: 15

008: Remove vegetation UCD: Remove vegetation (Scotsbroom) Remove weeds (scotsbroom) from riparian plant communities along the Wind River and tributaries. This weed competes with native riparian vegetation, including planted conifers 7/1/2007 6/30/2010 $19,339
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity
* # of acres treated: 25

009: Outreach and Education UCD: Outreach and Education Conduct outreach and education regarding the project at local fairs, schools, and outdoor education activities including the Skamania County Fair, work with Wind River Middle School, Arbor Day tree event, and annual plant identification education field trips. 7/1/2007 6/30/2010 $24,278
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide Education to promote a healthy watershed
* # of general public reached: 500
* # of students reached: 200

010: Outreach and Education UCD: Technical Assistance Underwood Conservation District - Provide technical assistance to Wind River watershed landowners, specifically regarding habitat enhancement projects. Techical assistance can help to build landowner understanding, support, and commitment to restoration work. Our objective is to provide technical assistance to 5 landowners per year for the life of the proposal. 7/1/2007 6/30/2010 $17,001
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity
* # of general public reached: 15

011: Improve/Relocate Road UCD: Upland erosion and sediment control Reduce sedimentation from roads, providing for better spawning habitat for fish. This work includes roads in the Little Wind River subbasin, in proximity to a tier 1 reach of the Little Wind River, which is in a high priority subbasin. We will work with the Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group on this work element. 7/1/2007 6/30/2010 $15,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity
* # of road miles improved, upgraded, or restored: 0.5
* # of road miles improved, upgraded, or restored: .5

012: BPA Environmental Compliance UCD: Ensure environmental compliance for projects Underwood Conservation District Assist BPA Environmental Compliance Personnel in ensuring that UCD Contract Work is evaluated and meets environmental compliance standards. 7/1/2007 6/30/2009 $11,237
Biological Objectives Metrics
Project Admin and Reporting
No Metrics for this Work Element

013: Manage and Administer Projects UCD: Project management and Administration Project management and administration, including budget preparation, managing Pisces, and a portion of the Conservation District's fixed costs. 7/1/2007 6/30/2010 $76,056
Biological Objectives Metrics
Project Admin and Reporting
No Metrics for this Work Element

014: Produce Annual Report UCD: Produce Annual Report Produce annual project report for BPA. 7/1/2007 6/30/2010 $7,512
Biological Objectives Metrics
Project Admin and Reporting
No Metrics for this Work Element

105: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data USGS: Monitor stream temperature The USGS will maintain and add to the network of 25 thermographs located throughout the Wind River watershed (in key tributaries and upper Wind River mainstem). Some have been in place since December 1996. Assist UCD with their thermograph network as needed. 4/1/2007 3/31/2010 $14,047
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess juvenile steelhead and Chinook life history
Focal Area: Tributaries
Focal Area: Emerging Issues
Primary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties Research
Primary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring-Tier 2 Monitoring

110: Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation USGS: Obtain fish sampling permits and submit collection reports as required. Applications for fish collection permits will be submitted to WDFW and NOAA Fisheries. Annual collection reports will be provided as required. 10/1/2006 3/31/2010 $3,506
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess juvenile steelhead and Chinook life history
No Metrics for this Work Element

115: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data USGS: Capture O. mykiss (juvenile steelhead/rainbow trout) and juvenile chinook salmon to assess growth and condition in mainstem stream sections and primary tributaries. O. mykiss (juvenile steelhead/rainbow trout) and juvenile chinook salmon will be collected in mainstem sections and in all primary tributaries accessible to anadromous fish in the Trout Creek (Crater, Compass, East Fk Trout, Layout, Planting, Martha creeks), Panther Creek (Eightmile and Cedar creeks), and Upper Wind River (Paradise, Ninemile, Falls, Dry, and Trapper creeks) watersheds. To track growth rate throughout the year, electrofishing, trapping, and/or angling will be used to capture up to 100 age-0 and 30 age-1 or older fish in April/May; August, and October in each tributary at each sampling time. All fish will be measured for length and weight. Most fish will receive a PIT tag to enable tracking of growth and movement of individuals (see related work elements). 4/1/2007 10/30/2009 $114,426
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess juvenile steelhead and Chinook life history
Focal Area: Tributaries
Focal Area: Emerging Issues
Primary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties Research
Primary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring--Tier 2 Monitoring

120: Mark/Tag Animals USGS: PIT tag 3,500 O. mykiss (steelhead parr/rainbow trout) and juvenile chinook each year in dispersed stream sections and tributaries to track individual movement and seasonal growth rates. Assess life history attributes (e.g., age & growth, age at smolting, migration timing, percentage resident vs. anadromous) and survival for parr-to-smolt and parr-to-adult stages. 4/1/2007 10/30/2009 $23,625
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess juvenile steelhead and Chinook life history
Primary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties Research
Focal Area: Emerging Issues
Primary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring-Tier 2 Monitoring
Focal Area: Tributary

125: Install Fish Monitoring Equipment USGS: Install small, stationary, instream PIT-tag detectors in Cedar Creek and Martha Creek in 2007. To allow for determination of direction that the fish move, each stream will be equiped with two non-multiplexing readers having a single antenna each. 7/1/2007 10/31/2007 $38,611
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess juvenile steelhead and Chinook life history
Focal Area: Tributaries,
Focal Area: Emerging Issues
Primary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties Research
Primary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring-Tier 2 Monitoring

130: Install Fish Monitoring Equipment USGS: Install a large multiplexing PIT-tag detector in Trout Creek in 2007. In 2007, one instream multiplexing PIT-tag reader will be installed in Trout Creek just above the backwaters created by Hemlock Dam. This instream reader will be attached to as many as six antennas, which will allow us to detect direction of movement as well as to allow determination of detection efficiency. To power the system, a thermoelectric generator unit running on propane will be used. 6/1/2007 10/31/2007 $52,100
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess juvenile steelhead and Chinook life history
No Metrics for this Work Element

135: Install Fish Monitoring Equipment USGS: Install a large multiplexing PIT-tag detector in the upper mainstem of the Wind River in 2008. As planned for Trout Creek in 2007 (see related Work Element), a multiplexing reader with up to six antennas powered by a thermoelectric generator feuled with propane will be installed. 4/1/2008 10/31/2008 $55,203
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess juvenile steelhead and Chinook life history
No Metrics for this Work Element

140: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data USGS: Download and maintain existing PIT tag detectors. As of this date, there are two detectors installed in the Hemlock Dam fish ladder. More detectors are planned for 2007 and 2008 ( see related work elements). These systems require frequent downloads, exchange of parts, and extensive upkeep and testing to insure proper functionality. 4/1/2007 3/31/2010 $85,200
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess juvenile steelhead and Chinook life history
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties Research
Primary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring--Tier 2 Monitoring
Focal Area: Emerging Issues

145: Submit/Acquire Data USGS: Submit PIT-tag data to PTAGIS database Information on location and fish metrics for PIT-tagged fish will be uploaded to the PTAGIS database. Queries will be run to gain information from other sources about the fate of our PIT-tagged fish. 4/1/2007 3/31/2010 $19,485
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess juvenile steelhead and Chinook life history
No Metrics for this Work Element

150: Analyze/Interpret Data USGS: Analyze and interpret data A large amount of data will be generated from stream temperature monitoring, fish measures in the field, and PIT-tag detectors. These data will be electronically entered to a secure database and form the basis of analyses designed to link habitat characteristics (geomorphology, elevation, habitat integrity) with capacity for and characteristics of (such as survival, percent anadromy, age at smolting) production of juvenile steelhead and Chinook. 4/1/2007 3/31/2010 $174,496
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess juvenile steelhead and Chinook life history
No Metrics for this Work Element

155: Produce Pisces Status Report USGS: Quarterly status reports via PICSES Provide status reports via PICSES as required 4/1/2007 3/31/2010 $1,973
Biological Objectives Metrics
Project Admin and Reporting
No Metrics for this Work Element

160: Produce Annual Report USGS: Annual Report Provide an Annual Report of efforts and findings for each year of the project. 4/1/2007 3/31/2010 $54,815
Biological Objectives Metrics
Project Admin and Reporting
No Metrics for this Work Element

165: Outreach and Education USGS: Contribute to Watershed Council meetings, act on the Technical Advisory Committee, and conduct field trips for students. Provide updates by way of informal and formal presentations to the Wind River Watershed Council (WRWC) and its Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). Continue as a founding member of the TAC to assist the WRWC. Conduct field trips to expose students and teachers to the Wind River Restoration Project with the ultimate goal to promote regional stewardship for the resource. 4/1/2007 3/31/2010 $28,894
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide Education to promote a healthy watershed
* # of general public reached: 50/year
* # of students reached: 20/yr
* # of teachers reached: 2/yr

170: Manage and Administer Projects USGS: Track budget, maintain inventory, create an annual Statement of Work, maintain PICSES database, and provide information to BPA on an as-needed basis. [Same as Title] 4/1/2007 3/31/2010 $31,370
Biological Objectives Metrics
Assess juvenile steelhead and Chinook life history
No Metrics for this Work Element

175: Coordination USGS: Collaborate with present and future BPA-funded and cost-share partners to increase effectiveness of efforts and to reduce costs. Maximize collaboration to strive for increased effectiveness of efforts and cost efficiency. 4/1/2007 3/31/2010 $3,947
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordinate project efforts
No Metrics for this Work Element

200: Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation WDFW: NOAA-Fisheries Permit Apply and receive permity from NOAA for handling listed fish 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $6,440
Biological Objectives Metrics
Harvest Status Monitoring
Hatchery Status Monitoring
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
No Metrics for this Work Element

200: Coordination WDFW: Coordinate with landoweners for access for surveys and trapping Surveys and accessing traps requires permission from landowners 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $6,440
Biological Objectives Metrics
Harvest Status Monitoring
Hatchery Status Monitoring
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
No Metrics for this Work Element

200: Manage and Administer Projects WDFW: Project Management SOW, budget, contract development & tracking 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $32,204
Biological Objectives Metrics
Harvest Status Monitoring
Hatchery Status Monitoring
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
No Metrics for this Work Element

200: Outreach and Education WDFW: Attend Watershed Council and TAC meetings Attend Public meetings to present results 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $6,440
Biological Objectives Metrics
Harvest Status Monitoring
Hatchery Status Monitoring
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
No Metrics for this Work Element

200: Produce Annual Report WDFW: Produce Annual Report Produce annual report summarize population, harvest, and hatchery monitoring 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $64,407
Biological Objectives Metrics
Harvest Status Monitoring
Hatchery Status Monitoring
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
No Metrics for this Work Element

200: Analyze/Interpret Data WDFW: Analyze adult and juvenile trap data, seine, creel, and survey data Estimate populations, migration timing, age structure, and spawner-recruit parameters from collected data 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $64,409
Biological Objectives Metrics
Harvest Status Monitoring
Hatchery Status Monitoring
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
No Metrics for this Work Element

200: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data WDFW: Collect adult and juvenile data from traps and surveys Collect all biological data from creel surveys, snorkel surveys, carcass surveys, seining, and trapping for adults and juvenile salmonids 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $322,035
Biological Objectives Metrics
Harvest Status Monitoring
Hatchery Status Monitoring
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
No Metrics for this Work Element

200: Create/Manage/Maintain Database WDFW: Manage/Create/Maintain trapping and survey database Maintain capture-mark-recapture and survey database 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $6,440
Biological Objectives Metrics
Harvest Status Monitoring
Hatchery Status Monitoring
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
No Metrics for this Work Element

200: Develop RM&E Methods and Designs WDFW: Modify/Develop software for Bayesian Analysis in WinBUGS Modify/Develop software in WinBUGS for mark-recapture and spawner-recruit analysis incorporating measurement and process errors 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $32,204
Biological Objectives Metrics
Harvest Status Monitoring
Hatchery Status Monitoring
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
No Metrics for this Work Element

200: Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results WDFW: In-season reporting Report inseason population and migration timing for fisheries and Hydro managers and public 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $6,440
Biological Objectives Metrics
Harvest Status Monitoring
Hatchery Status Monitoring
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
No Metrics for this Work Element

200: Install Fish Monitoring Equipment WDFW: Install juvenile and adult traps Install 4 screw traps and close the adult trap in June 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $25,763
Biological Objectives Metrics
Harvest Status Monitoring
Hatchery Status Monitoring
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
No Metrics for this Work Element

200: Mark/Tag Animals WDFW: Mark and Tag adult and juvenile annimals PIT tags and panjet juvenile, and FLOY tag adults for population estimates 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $64,407
Biological Objectives Metrics
Harvest Status Monitoring
Hatchery Status Monitoring
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
No Metrics for this Work Element

200: Submit/Acquire Data WDFW: Submit and acquire tag data Upload PIT and CWT data to PTAGIS and RMIS and acquire data as needed 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $6,440
Biological Objectives Metrics
Harvest Status Monitoring
Hatchery Status Monitoring
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
No Metrics for this Work Element

300: Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation USFS: Complete NEPA or SEPA requirements along with all surveys, reports and consultation to support restoration activities occurring under this project. Identify and complete all required surveys, reports, consultations and environmental planning documentation for restoration activities and other ground disturbing work included under this project. This typically includes NEPA or SEPA documentation, archaeological surveys and reports, wildlife and botanical surveys and reports, and aquatics and fisheries surveys, evaluations and assessments. Complete required consultation with regulatory agencies and coordinate with BPA Environmental Planning to ensure coverage of all required work. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $44,889
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity
No Metrics for this Work Element

300: Increase Instream Habitat Complexity USFS: Increase habitat complexity on Trout Creek and tributaries Construct single log structures and multi-log complexes to increase LWD levels and habitat complexity, and reduce sediment inputs from rapidly eroding streambanks. 6/1/2007 9/30/2009 $250,486
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity
* # of stream miles treated: 5

300: Plant Vegetation USFS: Plant trees and shrubs in riparian areas along the Wind River and tributaries to increase stream shade and channel stability, and to provide a future source of LWD Under-plant understocked riparian forest stands on Trout Creek and major tributaries. Plantings will be done using native conifers and hardwoods including a mix of western redcedar, western hemlock, Douglas fir, grand fir, and western white pine. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $35,784
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity
* # of acres of planted: 100

300: Remove vegetation USFS: Thin riparian forests and remove competing invasive weeds along the Wind Riiver and tributaries Thin overly dense riparian forest stands to release native conifers such as cedar, hemlock, Douglas fir and grand fir. Thinning will focus on removal of small trees to favor accelerated growth of the larger trees in the stand. Thinning prescriptions will also avoid cutting minor tree species to maintain and enhance species diversity within the riparian area. We will also pull weeds in areas of heavy infestation in order to reduce competition with native riparian vegetation. 6/1/2007 9/30/2009 $71,567
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity
* # of acres treated: 120

300: Upland Erosion and Sedimentation Control USFS: Reduce erosion and sediment introduction to streams by repairing failed road crossings and drainage structures, or decommissioning segments of road Repair failed or poorly functioning road drainage on existing roadways, and decommission poorly drained segments of road that are eroding and contributing sediment to the aquatic environment. 6/1/2007 9/30/2009 $60,145
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity
* # of acres treated: 9

300: Coordination USFS: Watershed Council and Technical Advisory Committee Participate on the Wind River Watershed Council and Technical Advisory Committee 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $10,270
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordinate project efforts
No Metrics for this Work Element

300: Manage and Administer Projects USFS: Manage Wind River Project Manage the budget, reporting, contract development and implementation of the Wind River Project 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $50,519
Biological Objectives Metrics
Project Admin and Reporting
No Metrics for this Work Element

300: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data USFS: Channel and riparian surveys to evaluate restoration success Conduct channel and riparian surveys to determine the effectiveness of restoration activities 6/1/2007 9/30/2009 $24,187
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity
Primary R, M, and E Type: Survey

300: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data USFS: Conduct surveys to identify location and number of steelhead redds in Trout Creek and tributaries Conduct occular surveys of Trout Creek and key tributaries to identify steelhead redds during the spring spawning season. 2/1/2007 5/30/2009 $34,251
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity
No Metrics for this Work Element

300: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data USFS: Maintain and operate juvenile traps Maintain and operate 4 juvenile traps on the Wind River (2), Trout Creek, and Panther Creek. 3/15/2007 6/30/2009 $29,642
Biological Objectives Metrics
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
Primary R, M, and E Type: 4 juvenile steelhead traps

300: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data USFS: Operate and maintain the Wind River streamflow gage Continuous flow data will be collected year-round and will be available by phone line for real-time conditions. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $27,859
Biological Objectives Metrics
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
Restore habitats to increase fish productivity
Primary R, M, and E Type: 1 gage

300: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data USFS: Operate Hemlock Adult Steelhead Trap Operate adult steelhed trap at Hemlock Dam throughout the year to determine the number of adult steelhead returning to Trout Creek. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $53,347
Biological Objectives Metrics
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
Primary R, M, and E Type: 1 adult trap

300: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data USFS: Snorkel surveys Annually survey the Wind River to determine adult steelhead escapement. 8/1/2007 9/30/2009 $6,129
Biological Objectives Metrics
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
Primary R, M, and E Type: Annual Snorkel Survey

300: Install Fish Monitoring Equipment USFS: Install and remove juvenile traps Annually install and remove juvenile traps in the Wind River and tributaries. 3/15/2007 6/30/2009 $7,410
Biological Objectives Metrics
Population/Biological Status Monitoring
No Metrics for this Work Element

500: Produce Annual Report USFS: Produce annual report for BPA Summarize annual accomplishments and provide work products to BPA 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $11,539
Biological Objectives Metrics
Project Admin and Reporting
No Metrics for this Work Element

500: Produce Status Report USFS: Quarterly status reports via Pisces [Work Element Description Not Entered] 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $3,462
Biological Objectives Metrics
Project Admin and Reporting
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel USGS $90,470 $95,586 $107,634
Personnel WDFW $89,622 $94,103 $98,808
Personnel USFS $85,825 $88,399 $91,051
Fringe Benefits USGS $24,858 $26,325 $29,869
Supplies USGS $35,875 $25,500 $3,000
Travel USGS $8,649 $8,649 $8,649
Overhead USGS $68,420 $66,798 $63,841
Other USGS--PIT tags $7,875 $7,875 $7,875
Fringe Benefits UCD $15,790 $15,790 $17,917
Supplies UCD $4,338 $4,338 $19,338
Other UCD (Engineer contract, LWD Installation contract) $16,700 $16,700 $62,500
Travel UCD $2,846 $2,846 $3,065
Overhead UCD $9,152 $9,152 $9,152
Other USGS-Direct cost-Facilities $4,796 $4,682 $4,475
Personnel UCD $36,586 $36,586 $42,099
Fringe Benefits USFS $21,456 $22,100 $22,763
Supplies USFS $12,076 $12,438 $12,811
Travel USFS $4,191 $4,317 $4,446
Overhead USFS $46,974 $48,383 $49,834
Other USFS--Contracts $62,901 $64,788 $66,732
Supplies WDFW $41,518 $40,706 $42,741
Fringe Benefits WDFW $31,004 $32,596 $34,226
Overhead WDFW $45,295 $46,725 $46,725
Totals $767,217 $775,382 $849,551

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$2,392,150
Total Work Element budget$2,392,150

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
[organization left blank] [provision left blank] $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Confirmed
Mid Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group Technical Assistance $500 $500 $500 In-Kind Confirmed
Skamania County (Title II Funds) Cost Share $34,000 $34,000 $ 0 Cash Confirmed
SRFB Cost Share $25,000 $25,000 $ 0 Cash Confirmed
UCD Temperature loggers $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 In-Kind Confirmed
UCD Cost Share $5,000 $5,000 $ 0 Cash Confirmed
UCD Technical Assistance $5,000 $5,000 $ 0 In-Kind Confirmed
USFS Cost Share $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 Cash Under Development
USFS Office, computers, survey equipment, monitoring instruments $9,000 $9,000 $9,000 In-Kind Confirmed
USFS Logs $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 In-Kind Confirmed
USGS Electrofishing equipment $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 In-Kind Confirmed
USGS PIT-tag detectors (hand-held) $12,000 $12,000 $12,000 In-Kind Confirmed
WDFW Cost Share $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $206,500 $206,500 $137,500

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$892,000 $936,000 The Wind River has been selected as an intensively monitored watereshed; as such, work efforts are of high importance to the region,and we envision them continuing at current pace in the near future.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
 
Termination Date Comments
Because of the monitoring and research designs, the longer this project is funded, the more valuable it becomes to the region.
 
Final Deliverables
Technical reports, peer-reviewed journal articles.

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Expense
Location:
Province: No Change
Subbasin: No Change
Primary Focal Species
No Change
ARG Comments:


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 Budget
$333,333
FY 2008 Budget
$333,333
FY 2009 Budget
$333,333
Total NPCC Rec
$999,999
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: Sponsors should take the ISRP comments into account. See comment for project 200707700.


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

FY 2007 Budget
$333,333
FY 2008 Budget
$333,333
FY 2009 Budget
$333,333
Total NPCC Rec
$999,999
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: Sponsors should take the ISRP comments into account.


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

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: Monitoring for this project by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is extensive. Sponsors are unusually well positioned to continue an excellent program - they are one of the few to have an active watershed council, no hatchery stocking, and data from a modeling effort to aide in limiting factor analysis by stream reach and fish life-stage. A good general summary of project activities is provided, but summaries of how key habitat attributes and fish populations have responded over time are not included, which is a shortcoming of this proposal. In the province reviews four years ago we recommended that results of the Wind River project would likely be publishable. We continue to emphasize that results be published. There is no need to wait until everything is perfect. The ISRP is not requesting a response, but the proposal would be improved be addressing the following comments:

A summary of results and a plan for publishing and/or further efforts to disseminate the information should be included in the proposal. This project has the potential to be a demonstration monitoring site for the entire basin. The importance of the Wind River as a research area will increase further if Hemlock Dam is removed.

This project is one of the few watershed efforts that include tasks dealing with most of the Hs -- hatcheries, harvest, and habitat, excluding hydro, which isn't present in the subbasin. The broadly based attempt to monitor trends in each of the other Hs (hatcheries, harvest, and habitat) should be applauded. This is very much a fisheries project; there was no reference to wildlife restoration although some of the tasks will certainly affect some wildlife species. It would be helpful to provide some discussion of wildlife benefits.

The proposal would be improved by describing how EDT results, the Subbasin Plan, etc., were specifically used to prioritize the activities proposed for 2007-09 funding. Also a table showing the project’s target habitat conditions would be helpful.

The Bayesian approach to modeling spawner-recruit relationships using Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations seemed quite sophisticated for a watershed council. The new PIT-tag study should also be helpful in further documenting the 3-year "canyon" life cycle of steelhead, as this is a fairly unusual life history pattern (although logical, given the oligotrophic nature of the watershed). Additional work on the presence and significance of the protozoan parasite, especially in Trout Creek - perhaps the dam and sediment-rich reservoir have something to do with this - should also be helpful in other systems where dams are scheduled for removal. These topics could provide additional opportunities for publication.


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

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: Monitoring for this project by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is extensive. Sponsors are unusually well positioned to continue an excellent program - they are one of the few to have an active watershed council, no hatchery stocking, and data from a modeling effort to aide in limiting factor analysis by stream reach and fish life-stage. A good general summary of project activities is provided, but summaries of how key habitat attributes and fish populations have responded over time are not included, which is a shortcoming of this proposal. In the province reviews four years ago we recommended that results of the Wind River project would likely be publishable. We continue to emphasize that results be published. There is no need to wait until everything is perfect. The ISRP is not requesting a response, but the proposal would be improved be addressing the following comments:

A summary of results and a plan for publishing and/or further efforts to disseminate the information should be included in the proposal. This project has the potential to be a demonstration monitoring site for the entire basin. The importance of the Wind River as a research area will increase further if Hemlock Dam is removed.

This project is one of the few watershed efforts that include tasks dealing with most of the Hs -- hatcheries, harvest, and habitat, excluding hydro, which isn't present in the subbasin. The broadly based attempt to monitor trends in each of the other Hs (hatcheries, harvest, and habitat) should be applauded. This is very much a fisheries project; there was no reference to wildlife restoration although some of the tasks will certainly affect some wildlife species. It would be helpful to provide some discussion of wildlife benefits.

The proposal would be improved by describing how EDT results, the Subbasin Plan, etc., were specifically used to prioritize the activities proposed for 2007-09 funding. Also a table showing the project’s target habitat conditions would be helpful.

The Bayesian approach to modeling spawner-recruit relationships using Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations seemed quite sophisticated for a watershed council. The new PIT-tag study should also be helpful in further documenting the 3-year "canyon" life cycle of steelhead, as this is a fairly unusual life history pattern (although logical, given the oligotrophic nature of the watershed). Additional work on the presence and significance of the protozoan parasite, especially in Trout Creek - perhaps the dam and sediment-rich reservoir have something to do with this - should also be helpful in other systems where dams are scheduled for removal. These topics could provide additional opportunities for publication.

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