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Proposal 200206100: Restore Potlatch R Watershed

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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 Kenneth Stinson

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 200206100
Proposal Name: Restore Potlatch R Watershed
BPA Project Manager: Sabrina Keen
Agency, Institution or Organization: Latah County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)
Short Description: Implementation stage for the Potlatch River Watershed Management Plan with focus on restoration of A-run steelhead spawning and rearing habitat through the implementation of best management practices on private agricultural, forest and range lands.
Information Transfer: Project information will be hosted on supporting agencies websites, site reviews and published summary reports highlighting projects benefits, costs and available monitoring data.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Kenneth Stinson Latah Soil and Water Conservation District 220 East 5th Street, Room 212
Moscow, ID 83843
Ph: 208.882.4960 x118
Fax: 208.883.4239
Email: kstinson@moscow.com
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Kenneth Stinson Latah Soil and Water Conservation District 220 East 5th Street, Room 212
Moscow, ID 83843
Ph: 208.882.4960 x118
Fax: 208.883.4239
Email: kstinson@moscow.com
Administrative Contact
Form Submitter
Project Lead

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Mountain Snake ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Clearwater ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
46 37' 5" 116 46' 5" Big Bear Creek Big Bear Creek mouth near Kendrick, Idaho Latah, Idaho Clearwater No
46 39' 2" 116 32' 53" Cedar Creek Cedar Creek mouth near Kendrick, Idaho Latah, Idaho Clearwater No
46 45' 56" 116 29' 33" Corral Creek Corral Creek mouth near Helmer, Idaho Latah, Idaho Clearwater No
46 37' 50" 116 39' 15" Little Bear Creek Little Bear Creek mouth near Kendrick, Idaho Latah, Idaho Clearwater No
46 37' 45" 116 35' 41" Pine Creek Pine Creek mouth near Kendrick, Idaho Latah, Idaho Clearwater No
46 28' 30" 116 46' 14" Potlatch River Potlatch River mouth near Juliaetta, Idaho. Latah, Idaho Clearwater Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Steelhead Snake River ESU
Brook Trout
Chinook Snake River Fall ESU
Chinook Snake River Spring/Summer ESU

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 - Management Plan nears final draft - Additional fish production information incorporated - Additional stream surveys undertaken - Landowner conservation plans developed - Stream flow monitoring continues - Secured non-BPA implementation funds
2004 - Management Plan begins technical review - New fish abundance information incorporated - Additional implementation funding secured - Additional stream gauges installed - Additional stream surveys undertaken - Landowner conservation plans develope
2003 - Fish survey completed - Data analysis undertaken - Implementation agreement with NRCS signed - Management Plan in early draft stage - Implementation funding secured - Stream gauges installed - Stream surveys undertaken
2002 - Developed Technical Advisory Committee - Compiled existing databases - Developed structure and outline for Potlatch River Watershed Management Plan - Fish survey 50% complete - USGS flow gauge installed - Implementation proposals for direct-seeding

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 - Idaho 027 05 CW Potlatch River Steelhead Popul Administered by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Steelhead production surveys are entering their second year in the Big Bear and Little Bear Creek watersheds. This production information will be incorporated into the Potlatch River Watershed Management Plan and the data will be used as a base-line to measure effectiveness of best management practices within these watersheds.
PCSRF - Idaho 040 04 CW Potlatch River Watershed Restoration Administered by the Latah Soil and Water Conservation District. The primary focus is riparian restoration work within priority steelhead watersheds through the implementation of agricultural and livestock BMPs and riparian restoration. This proposed project will expand on work already underway in priority waterhseds within the Potlatch River watershed.
PCSRF - Idaho 041 04 CW Potlatch River Steelhead Popul Administered by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Steelhead production surveys initiated in the Big Bear and Little Bear Creek watersheds. This production information has been incorporated into the draft Potlatch River Watershed Management Plan and the data will be used as a base-line to measure effectiveness of best management practices within these watersheds.
BPA 199608600 Clearwater Focus Program-IDSCC Administered by the Idaho Soil Conservation Commission. This program assists with the coordination of the Clearwater Subbasin Management Plan. This program provides a conduit to BPA and NWPCC programs and policies.
Other: Idaho DEQ - CWA 319 319 - S-069 North Idaho AFO Implementation Project – Phases I & II Administered by the Latah Soil and Water Conservation District. This project focuses on improving water quality in 303(d) listed waterbodies throughout Clearwater, Idaho, Lewis, Latah and Nez Perce counties. Within the Potlatch River watershed, livestock exclusion fencing and off-site watering projects have been developed on the Potlatch River mainstem, Pine Creek and Big Bear Creek. Additional FY06 funding for this project has been requested from IDEQ.
Other: Idaho DEQ - CWA 319 319 - S106 Potlatch River Water Quality Improvement Project Administered by the Latah Soil and Water Conservation District. This project focuses on sediment reduction for CWA 303(d) listed waterbodies within the Potlatch River watershed. The project provides financial assistance to agricultural operators interested in transitioning from conventional tillage to continuous direct seeding systems.
Other: USDA - Natural Resources Cons. Service 68-0211-4-96 CCRP Contribution Agreement Administered by the Latah Soil and Water Conservation District. This contribution agreement partially funds Latah SWCD's efforts to coordinate, plan and implement riparian restoration efforts within the Potlatch River watershed through USDA's Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP).
Other: USDA - Natural Resources Cons. Service WHIP Corral Creek Passage Barrier Removal An abondoned railroad fill is scheduled for removal in 2006 by the Idaho Department of Lands and Idaho Department of Fish & Game with funding from USDA's Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program Salmon Habitat Restoration Initiative. This barrier blocks steelhead access to 80% of the 14,000 acre watershed.
Other: Idaho Soil Conservation Commission WQPA - A15 North Idaho AFO Implementation Project - Phases I & II Administered by the Latah Soil and Water Conservation District. This project focuses on improving water quality in 303(d) listed waterbodies throughout Clearwater, Idaho, Lewis, Latah and Nez Perce counties. Within the Potlatch River, livestock exclusion fencing and off-site watering projects have been developed in the Potlatch River mainstem, Pine Creek and Big Bear Creek.
Other: Idaho Soil Conservation Commission WQPA - A23 Potlatch River Water Quality Improvement Project Administered by the Latah Soil and Water Conservation District. This project focuses on sediment reduction for CWA 303(d) listed waterbodies within the Potlatch River watershed. The project provides financial assistance to agricultural operators interested in transitioning from conventional tillage to continuous direct seeding systems.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
A. Implement riparian and upland agricultural BMPs Implement riparian and upland agricultural best management practices designed to reduce sedimentation, reduce nutrient loading, reduce stream summer temperatures, increase/maintain summer flows and increase riparian habitat complexity. Clearwater Objective B/Strategies 2,5 Objective O/Strategy 4 Objective Q/Strategies 1,2,3 Objective S/Strategies 3,4 Objective T/Strategies 3,4 Objective U/Strategies 1,2,3,4,5 Objective BB/Strategies 1,2,3 Objective LL/Strategy 3 Objective QQ/Strategy 2 18,31,33,35,36,
B. Implement pasture and rangeland riparian BMPs Implement pasture and rangeland best management practices designed to reduce sedimentation, reduce nutrient loading, reduce summer stream temperatures, increase and maintain summer flows, increase riparian habitat complexity and protect functional riparian areas from further degradation by livestock grazing. Clearwater Obj. B/Strategy 2,5 Obj. O/Strategy 4 Obj. Q /Strategies 1,2,3 Obj. S/Strategies 3,4 Obj. U/Strategies 1,2,3,4,5 Obj. T/Strategy 3,4 Obj. BB/Strategies 1,2,3 Obj. EE/Strategies 1,2,3 Obj. FF/Strategy 2 Obj. LL/Strategy 3 Obj. QQ/Strategy 2 18,31,33,35,37,
C. Secure alternative non-BPA financial resources Secure technical and non-BPA financial resources necessary for the implementation of the Potlatch River Watershed Management Plan. Clearwater Obj. B/Strategy 2,5 Obj. O/Strategy 4 Obj. Q /Strategies 1,2,3 Obj. S/Strategies 3,4 Obj. U/Strategies 1,2,3,4,5 Obj. T/Strategy 3,4 Obj. BB/Strategies 1,2,3 Obj. EE/Strategies 1,2,3 Obj. FF/Strategy 2 Obj. LL/Strategy 3 Obj. QQ/Strategy 2 18,31,33,35,36,
D. Coordinate barrier removal planning Planning and design will be coordinated through this project to determine feasibility of barrier modification to allow upstream and downstream migration past an abandoned dam structure on Little Bear Creek. Clearwater Objective P/Strategies 1,2 Objective LL/Strategies 1,3 32,52
E. Coordinate interagency conservation planning Coordinate interagency conservation planning, including Potlatch Rivers TMDLs, and BMP implementation efforts within the Potlatch River watershed. Clearwater Objective B/Strategy 5 Objective S/Strategy 1 Objective T/Strategies 2,4 Objective LL/Strategy 2 Objective MM/Strategies 1,2,3 Objective NN/Strategies 2,3,4 18,35,36,52,53
F. Monitor riparian habitat and stream flows Monitor riparian habitat, water quality parameters and stream flows to analyze BMP effectiveness and watershed-scale trends. Clearwater Objective B/Strategies 4,7 Objective O/Strategy 7 Objective Q/Strategy 6 Objective S/Strategy 5 Objective T/Strategy 5 Objective U/Strategies 6,7 Objective BB/Strategy 6 Objective EE/Strategy 4 Objective FF/Strategy 5 18,31,33,35,36,
G. Develop landowner/producer information programs Develop mechanisms to engage and inform landowners and agriculture producers about the conservation issues of concern within the Potlatch River wateshed and the availability of technical and financial resources to assist with the implementation of BMPs. Clearwater Objective BB/Strategy 4 Objective LL/Strategy 3 Objective RR/Strategies 1,2,3,4 43,52,59
H. Manage and administer BPA contracts Manage and administer BPA contracts and coordinate these efforts with other programs. Clearwater Objective LL/Strategy 2 52

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
a1: Identify and Select Projects A1 Identify/select sites for agricultural BMPS Identify a set of preferred sites for BMP implementation within each of the priority tributaries. Identify landowners willing to implement BMPs in priority watersheds. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $21,878
Biological Objectives Metrics
A. Implement riparian and upland agricultural BMPs
No Metrics for this Work Element

a2: Produce Plan A2 Develop and implement site-specific conservation plans Develop and implement site-specific conservation plans for BMP implementation. This element includes: plan development, permitting, review and approval by Latah SWCD, project inspections during construction, plan modifications, if needed, and any other landowner/agency assistance needed related to BMP installation. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $72,586
Biological Objectives Metrics
A. Implement riparian and upland agricultural BMPs
No Metrics for this Work Element

a3: Coordination A3 Identify non-BPA alternative funding sources Identify alternative non-BPA funding sources, if available, for selected BMPs. 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $5,150
Biological Objectives Metrics
A. Implement riparian and upland agricultural BMPs
* # of acres of planted: 10

a4: Increase Instream Habitat Complexity A4 Implement riparian restoration BMPs Regenerate riparian areas within agricultural areas through planting of native grasses, shrubs and trees. 3/1/2007 10/31/2009 $161,001
Biological Objectives Metrics
A. Implement riparian and upland agricultural BMPs
* # of stream miles treated: 3

a5: Practice No-till and Conservation Tillage Systems A5 Continuous direct seeding systems Transition 3,000 acres from conventional tillage to continuous direct-seed systems. Landowner/operator contracts for cost-share will be for three years. 4/1/2007 10/31/2009 $270,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
A. Implement riparian and upland agricultural BMPs
* # of acres treated: 3000

a6: Upland Erosion and Sedimentation Control A6 Erosion/Sediment Control Structures Construct 5 erosion/sediment control structures per year. 6/1/2007 10/31/2009 $45,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
A. Implement riparian and upland agricultural BMPs
* # of acres treated: 75

b1: Identify and Select Projects B1 Identify and select sites for pasture and rangeland BMPs Potential restoration sites will be identified and willing landowners will be selected. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $21,878
Biological Objectives Metrics
B. Implement pasture and rangeland riparian BMPs
No Metrics for this Work Element

b2: Produce Plan B2 Develop and implement site-specific conservation plans Develop and implement site-specific conservation plans for BMP implementation. This element includes: plan development, permitting, review and approval by Latah SWCD, project inspections during construction, plan modifications, if needed, and any other landowner/agency assistance needed related to BMP installation. 3/1/2007 6/30/2009 $46,797
Biological Objectives Metrics
B. Implement pasture and rangeland riparian BMPs
No Metrics for this Work Element

b3: Coordination B3 Identify non-BPA alternative funding sources Identify alternative funding from non-BPA sources, if available, to implement the planned set of BMPs. 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $7,150
Biological Objectives Metrics
B. Implement pasture and rangeland riparian BMPs
No Metrics for this Work Element

b4: Install Fence B4 Install livestock exclusoin fencing Install fencing to exclude livestock access to streams and rivers. 5/1/2007 11/30/2009 $79,200
Biological Objectives Metrics
B. Implement pasture and rangeland riparian BMPs
* # of miles of fence: 6.0

b5: Develop Alternative Water Source B5 Livestock off-site water developments Off-site water developments may include wells, sping developments, etc. 6/1/2007 10/31/2009 $60,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
B. Implement pasture and rangeland riparian BMPs
No Metrics for this Work Element

b6: Increase Instream Habitat Complexity B6 Implement riparian restoration BMPs Riparian plantings along streams recently fenced to exclude livestock 3/1/2007 11/30/2009 $161,002
Biological Objectives Metrics
B. Implement pasture and rangeland riparian BMPs
* # of stream miles treated: 3

c1: Identify and Select Projects C1 Identify and select sites for agricultural, pasture and/or rangeland BMPS Identify and select potential project sites and coordinate with willing landowners to initiate the conservation planning process on their property. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $26,883
Biological Objectives Metrics
C. Secure alternative non-BPA financial resources
No Metrics for this Work Element

c2: Produce Plan C2 Develop site-specific conservation plan for non-BPA funding Develop site-specific conservation plans for non-BPA funding sources. 5/1/2007 12/31/2009 $21,503
Biological Objectives Metrics
C. Secure alternative non-BPA financial resources
No Metrics for this Work Element

c3: Produce Plan C3 Solict alternative funding for BMP implementation Solicit alternative funding for BMP implementation, when appropriate. 5/1/2007 12/31/2009 $61,630
Biological Objectives Metrics
C. Secure alternative non-BPA financial resources
No Metrics for this Work Element

d1: Coordination D1 Coordinate technical and community review of possible barrier removal options Discuss passage options with current owners of the facility, adjacent and upland landowners and partner agencies with appropriate technical expertise. 6/1/2007 12/31/2009 $23,608
Biological Objectives Metrics
D. Coordinate barrier removal planning
No Metrics for this Work Element

d2: Coordination D2 Solict funding for passage barrier planning and design If feasible, solicit technical and financial assistance to initiate planning, design and permitting phases. 7/1/2007 12/31/2009 $22,760
Biological Objectives Metrics
D. Coordinate barrier removal planning
No Metrics for this Work Element

d3: Produce Design and/or Specifications D3 Coordinate implementation funding for passage barrier removal If the planning and design phase is funded, coordinate the completion of designs to address the passage barrier and coordinate an application for implementation funding assistance for submittal to various funding agencies. 7/1/2008 12/31/2009 $5,043
Biological Objectives Metrics
D. Coordinate barrier removal planning
No Metrics for this Work Element

e1: Coordination E1 Coordinate the technical advisory group for the Potlatch River Watershed Management Plan Continue coordination role with the Technical Advisory Group formed to draft the Potlatch River Watershed Management Plan. Use this mechanism to coordinate interagency efforts to identify, prioritize and implement conservation practices to address limiting factors within the Potlatch River watershed. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $15,228
Biological Objectives Metrics
E. Coordinate interagency conservation planning
No Metrics for this Work Element

e2: Coordination E2 Participate on the Potlatch River TMDL Watershed Advisory Group Participate as an active member of the Potlatch River TMDL Watershed Advisory Group once formed by IDEQ. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $7,984
Biological Objectives Metrics
E. Coordinate interagency conservation planning
No Metrics for this Work Element

e3: Provide Technical Review E3 Review Potlatch River TMDL and associated implementation plan Provide technical assistance to the development of the Potlatch River TMDL, and associated implementation plan(s), as water quality parameters of concern to steelhead spawning and rearing habitat are addressed. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $17,215
Biological Objectives Metrics
E. Coordinate interagency conservation planning
No Metrics for this Work Element

e4: Coordination E4 Continue participation on the Clearwater Policy Advisory Group Continue to participate on the Clearwater Policy Advisory Committee as an alternate to the Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $12,878
Biological Objectives Metrics
E. Coordinate interagency conservation planning
No Metrics for this Work Element

e5: Coordination E5 Participate on interagency planning and assessment committees/workgroups Participate on interagency planning and assessment committees/workgroups to identify, prioritize and fill data gaps, undertake watershed-scale assessments, undertake economic/social impact assessments, and review implementation options/priorities for natural resources issues within the Potlatch River and lower Clearwater watersheds. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $14,396
Biological Objectives Metrics
E. Coordinate interagency conservation planning
No Metrics for this Work Element

f1: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data F1 Undertake BMP effectiveness monitoring Monitor selected restoration sites before and after BMP installation. 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $70,761
Biological Objectives Metrics
F. Monitor riparian habitat and stream flows
Primary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research

f2: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data F2 Maintain temperature and flow gauging stations throughout watershed Maintain the temperature and flow gauging stations in select tributaries and the USGS station at the mouth of the Potlatch River. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $96,317
Biological Objectives Metrics
F. Monitor riparian habitat and stream flows
Focal Area: Potlatch River Flow Measurements

f3: Create/Manage/Maintain Database F3 Maintain data from stream gauging stations Produce and maintain stream temperature and flow data in a format useful for future analysis. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $9,874
Biological Objectives Metrics
F. Monitor riparian habitat and stream flows
No Metrics for this Work Element

g1: Outreach and Education G1 Inform potential participants of restoration program funding Inform potential project participants of the availability of technical and financial BMP assistance through landowner and land user meetings, TMDL watershed advisory groups, agency newsletters, and through established web sites and email networks of agencies and local conservation organizations. 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $13,304
Biological Objectives Metrics
G. Develop landowner/producer information programs
* # of general public reached: 500

g2: Outreach and Education G2 Communicate project outcomes to the public Communicate project processes and outcomes to the general public and landuser groups. 7/1/2007 12/31/2009 $17,403
Biological Objectives Metrics
G. Develop landowner/producer information programs
* # of general public reached: 1000

g3: Outreach and Education G3 Undertake field tours Complete tours for landowners and agricultural producers when individual projects are complete. 6/1/2007 11/30/2009 $17,086
Biological Objectives Metrics
G. Develop landowner/producer information programs
* # of general public reached: 80

g4: Outreach and Education G4 Participate in local and regional seminars/conferences Participate in local and regional workshops to provide information regarding project highlights, current federal and state agency processes and opportunities for technical and financial assistance. 8/1/2007 12/31/2009 $9,298
Biological Objectives Metrics
G. Develop landowner/producer information programs
* # of general public reached: 70

h: Manage and Administer Projects H1 Manage and administer BPA contract Administer BPA contract per contract requirements, Latah SWCD accounting procedures and related State of Idaho requirements for state agencies. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $29,245
Biological Objectives Metrics
H. Manage and administer BPA contracts
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel Project Manager (0.65 FTE) $33,000 $34,500 $36,200
Personnel Resource Conservation Planner (1.0 FTE) $47,000 $49,500 $52,000
Personnel Assistant Resource Conservation Planner (1.0 FTE) $34,000 $35,700 $37,500
Fringe Benefits All project staff $40,000 $42,000 $44,000
Travel Airfare $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Travel Lodging/Per Diem $2,150 $2,150 $2,150
Travel Mileage $7,788 $7,788 $7,788
Supplies Office/Computer Supplies $5,250 $5,250 $5,250
Supplies General Field Supplies $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Supplies Monitoring Supplies $12,500 $12,500 $12,500
Other Storage Rental $900 $900 $900
Other Repair and Maintenance $750 $750 $750
Other Cell Phones/Internet Service $2,100 $2,100 $2,100
Other Postage $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Capital Equipment Laptop Computers (2) w/software $7,000 $ 0 $ 0
Capital Equipment 4x4 ATV w/trailer $7,000 $ 0 $ 0
Other BMP Contract - Direct Seeding Cost-share $90,000 $90,000 $90,000
Other BMP Contract - erosion/sediment control structures $15,000 $15,000 $15,000
Other BMP - Riparian Plantings - ag fields $40,920 $40,920 $40,920
Other BMP Contract - Livestock Exclusion Fencing $26,400 $26,400 $26,400
Other BMP Contract - Off-site Water Developments $20,000 $20,000 $20,000
Other BMP - range/pasture riparian plantings $40,920 $40,920 $40,920
Other Contract - USGS monitoring station $15,000 $15,000 $15,000
Overhead Indirect Costs $27,428 $28,198 $28,998
Totals $482,106 $476,576 $485,376

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$1,444,058
Total Work Element budget$1,444,058

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
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Grant funding to support direct-seed cost-share on 303(d) listed water bodies with sediment listing. $75,000 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Confirmed
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Grant funding to support riparian restoration on pasture and range lands on 303(d) listed waters $20,000 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Confirmed
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Grant funding to support riparian restoration on pasture and range lands on 303(d) listed waters. $15,000 $5,000 $ 0 Cash Under Review
Idaho Department of Fish and Game Funding through the Land Owner Incentive Program for Latah SWCD staffing $34,000 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Under Review
Idaho Soil Conservation Commission Grant funding to support riparian restoration on pasture and range lands on 303(d) listed waters. $25,000 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Confirmed
Idaho Soil Conservation Commission Grant funding to support direct-seed cost-share on 303(d) listed water bodies with sediment listing. $75,000 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Confirmed
Idaho State Department of Agriculture Engineering assistance with livestock BMP design and inspection $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 In-Kind Under Review
Individual landowners/operators Landowner and operators contribute 25% of BMP implementation cost through cash and labor $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 In-Kind Confirmed
USDA Farm Service Agency CCRP funded riparian restoration projects $25,000 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Under Development
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service EQIP funded direct-seeding cost-share and riparian restoration $100,000 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Under Development
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Contribution agreement to develop conservation plans for the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program $30,000 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Under Development
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Planning and engineering techncial assistance with agricultural BMPs $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 In-Kind Confirmed
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service USDA provides the Latah SWCD project staff with office space, utilities and office equipment. $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $496,000 $102,000 $97,000

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$490,000 $495,000 The implementation practices outlined in FY07-09 would be continued within the same priority watersheds, if needed, or implementation would begin in other watersheds where restoration efforts are needed. Focus would remain with private lands.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
The operation and maintenance of installed BMPs will remain the responsibility of landowners per signed contracts. No additional O/M costs will be needed for individual BMPs. Stream monitoring will need to be continued. An annual operations budget of approximately $35,000/year would keep the USGS station and all the tributary temperature and stream gauges operational.
 
Termination Date Comments
9/30/16 The 377,000 Potlatch River watershed is a large area predominantly under private ownership. An integrated implementation effort by affected state and federal agencies could make measureable differences to A-run steelhead habitat within the watershed. However, habitat restoration work on this scale will respond slowly and major land-use changes not addressed by this project could significantly impact the conditions within the watershed. With the proposed 10-year time horizon, measureable changes could be made to steelhead habitat on private lands within the lower tributaries of the Potlatch system. New efforts may be needed to protect and/or restore areas within the upper watersheds.
 
Final Deliverables
- 10-20 miles of restored riparian habitat within the dryland agricultural regions of the watershed. - 10-20 miles of restored riparian habitat within active pasture and rangelands. - 10,000 - 20,000 acres for agriculture land converted from conventional tillage to continuous direct seeding systems. - Higher, on average, summer flows from tributaries within the lower Potlatch River watershed. - Lower stream tempertures in areas serving as rearing habitat. - Decreased levels of sedimentation in spawning reaches of tributaries and the mainstem. - Measureable increases in riparian habitat complexity. - Wider steelhead distribution within the watershed, as a whole, and higher productivity within treated tributaries. - Baseline flow and temperature measurements for the watershed that can be used as reference background data for future restoration efforts. - A complementary and functional TMDL implementation plan for the Potlatch River with measureable progress to obtaining Idaho's water quality standards and established beneficial uses (including spawning and rearing habitat). - Productive family farms and ranching operations that have implemented restoration BMPs and have remained profitable. - Community members who are informed about A-run steelhead needs for healthy habitats and are willing, and able, to implement restoration projects throughout the watershed.

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
$397,486
FY 2008 Budget
$397,486
FY 2009 Budget
$397,486
Total NPCC Rec
$1,192,458
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
Comments:


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

FY 2007 Budget
$397,486
FY 2008 Budget
$397,486
FY 2009 Budget
$397,486
Total NPCC Rec
$1,192,458
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: Reduced funding levels are based upon the following : a) overall reduced funding to the province, b) planning and assessment activities are finished , c) full project implementation has not yet begun, d) reduced funding will allow implementation to begin without loss of project momentum, e) cooperative efforts to maintain other ongoing priority state projects in the Clearwater and Upper Salmon basin. $197486 has been added to this project (orig rec $200,000)


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: The ISRP is pleased to see stronger ties to fish and aquatic habitat here than in most SWCD proposals; this still works to implement Best Management Practices, but the authors have done an assessment and prioritized the tributaries with an understanding of what needs to be worked on first. This is a very strong point of this proposal. They used information from their assessment to actually inform their current understanding; i.e., some of the assessment data changed their minds. There is also a strong working connection, not just lip service, to IDFG steelhead studies on the Potlatch system.

The M&E needs to be better developed and coordinated; see ISRP's programmatic comments on M&E. Fish monitoring would be dependent upon IDFG. This is not likely a situation where in-depth habitat effectiveness monitoring is needed. The effectiveness monitoring should use methods that are peer reviewed and up to Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP) and Collaborative Systemwide Evaluation Program (CSMEP) standards.

In order to track progress toward a "restored" state, abundance targets (in this case, numbers of steelhead) are needed. Project staff will need to work with others to better identify abundance goals for fish in the Potlatch River. On page 9, paragraph 2 of the proposal, 5,900 - 10,000 adult A-run steelhead are identified as the goal for the Clearwater, and sponsors suggest that the Potlatch could produce a significant number of these fish. These goals should largely be identified by management agencies and perhaps a recovery plan.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: The ISRP is pleased to see stronger ties to fish and aquatic habitat here than in most SWCD proposals; this still works to implement Best Management Practices, but the authors have done an assessment and prioritized the tributaries with an understanding of what needs to be worked on first. This is a very strong point of this proposal. They used information from their assessment to actually inform their current understanding; i.e., some of the assessment data changed their minds. There is also a strong working connection, not just lip service, to IDFG steelhead studies on the Potlatch system.

The M&E needs to be better developed and coordinated; see ISRP's programmatic comments on M&E. Fish monitoring would be dependent upon IDFG. This is not likely a situation where in-depth habitat effectiveness monitoring is needed. The effectiveness monitoring should use methods that are peer reviewed and up to Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP) and Collaborative Systemwide Evaluation Program (CSMEP) standards.

In order to track progress toward a "restored" state, abundance targets (in this case, numbers of steelhead) are needed. Project staff will need to work with others to better identify abundance goals for fish in the Potlatch River. On page 9, paragraph 2 of the proposal, 5,900 - 10,000 adult A-run steelhead are identified as the goal for the Clearwater, and sponsors suggest that the Potlatch could produce a significant number of these fish. These goals should largely be identified by management agencies and perhaps a recovery plan.

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