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Proposal 200736500: Canyon Creek Culvert Replacements

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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 Scott Cotter

Proposal Type: New
Proposal Number: 200736500
Proposal Name: Canyon Creek Culvert Replacements
Agency, Institution or Organization: Malheur National Forest
Short Description: This project proposes to replace two culverts on Canyon Creek which are partial barriers to adult salmonids and complete barriers to juvenile salmonids and improves fish passage at one culvert on Canyon Creek without replacing the culvert.
Information Transfer: The Malheur National Forest Website would be used to transfer this information to the public. Additionally, this project would be presented to the Grant County Soil and Water Conservation District which functions as a watershed council for the Upper John Day subbasin.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Scott Cotter Forest Service P.O. Box 909
John Day
Ph: (541) 575-3394
Fax: (541) 575-3319
Email: sacotter@fs.fed.us
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Holly Bentz U.S. Forest Service - Malheur National Forest P.O. Box 909
John Day, OR 97845
Ph: (541) 575-3012
Fax: (541) 575-3191
Email: hbentz@fs.fed.us
Project Lead
See narrative (Section 10) for resume.

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Columbia Plateau ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: John Day ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
4413'2.33 11851'5.79 Canyon Creek T16S-R32E-SS. FSR 1516 @ Wickiup Campground Grant, Oregon John Day No
4413'6.90"N 11848'40.77"W Canyon Creek T16S-R33E-S6. FSR 1530 @ Crazy Creek Grant, Oregon John Day No
4414'29.44 11854'13.59 Canyon Creek T15S-R32E-S29. FSR 6500336 @ Sugarloaf Gulch Grant, Oregon John Day Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Steelhead Middle Columbia River ESU
Chinook Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
Interior Redband Trout
Westslope Cutthroat

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

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
Other: Federal Forest Service Canyon Creek Brook Trout Reduction Project Project reduces population of non-native brook trout which can displace and compete with native species such as redband trout and westslope cutthroat trout where populations overlapp.
Other: Federal Forest Service Canyon Creek Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Reduction Project H4: Vegetation Management and reintroduction of prescribed fire (273) can have a great bearing on the hydrologic function of the watershed and can significantly affect downstream fish habitat.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Improving Fish Passage Replace culverts and install weirs or other structures to improve fish passage for all life stages John Day A1: Replace culverts that are barriers to fish movement D4: Install weirs or other structures 252, 260

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Complete project NEPA Complete project NEPA for all three fish passage improvements. 10/1/2006 6/1/2007 $30,690
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Coordinate with other agencies and Tribes Coordinate project design of fish passage improvement @ 1516 road culvert @ Wickiup Campground. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $3,010
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Coordinate with other agencies and Tribes Coordinate design and installation of culverts with ODFW and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $2,730
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Local Landowner coordination @ Sugarloaf Gulch Coordinate with local landowner @ Sugarloaf Gulch to work within and outside of road 6500336 easement. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $3,160
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Contract Administration Administering the contracts to ensure all aspects of contract compliance, progress on contract and specs., and compliance with Programmatic Biological Opinions (e.g. setting up and checking block nets, monitoring Threatened or Sensitive species). 7/15/2007 9/30/2009 $36,775
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Subcontractor implements contract to replace two culverts Contract includes: clearing and grubbing, dewatering, excavation, removal of existing structure, placing and backfill of footings, placement and backfill of new structure, rewatering, site restoration, and finish work. 6/15/2007 9/30/2009 $220,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Design and/or Specifications Assemble and Award Contract Assemble specifications and drawings for two culvert replacements into contract. Advertise and award contract. 12/1/2006 6/15/2007 $4,450
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Design and/or Specifications Project Design and Surveys Project design and surveys. 10/1/2006 2/1/2007 $27,130
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Inventory or Assessment Monitor project implementation Determine if installation is meeting desired results and monitor to ensure fish passage is consistent with Programmatic guidance and monitoring protocols are followed (i.e., conduct pebble counts, monitor erosion control effectiveness). 7/15/2007 9/30/2009 $7,680
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Provide Technical Review Interagency Technical Review Technical review from other agencies (e.g. ODFW, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Regional Culvert Review Team). 10/1/2006 2/1/2007 $3,130
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce/Submit Scientific Findings Report Produce Annual Report [Work Element Description Not Entered] 12/1/2006 9/30/2009 $4,720
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce/Submit Scientific Findings Report Produce Pisces Status Report Produce quarterly status reports. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $7,750
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel Forest Service and partners $100,920 $11,525 $7,980
Supplies misc. photos, fish nets, drafting $1,400 $700 $700
Travel Expert Culvert Review Team and local travel to worksite $5,000 $2,000 $1,000
Capital Equipment [blank] $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Overhead [blank] $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Other Contract for two culvert replacements $187,000 $22,000 $11,000
Totals $294,320 $36,225 $20,680

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$351,225
Total Work Element budget$351,225

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
Forest Service Personnel $100,920 $11,525 $7,980 Cash Under Review
Forest Service Supplies $1,400 $700 $700 Cash Under Review
Forest Service Travel $5,000 $2,000 $1,000 Cash Under Review
Totals $107,320 $14,225 $9,680

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
9/30/2009 The termination date is the end of FY2009, however, it is possible that some activities such as planting, site restoration, and/or producing the FY2009 annual report may occur later than the termination date.
 
Final Deliverables
Annual reports, Quarterly reports, two culverts replaced to improve fish passage and fish passage improved at one culvert.

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Expense
No changes were made to this proposal


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

BPA's in lieu Rating: 1.0
Approx. BPA share of total costs: BPA 70% (73)
Status of Cost Share: Under Rev.
Notes: Another entity authorized/required (FS roads), assume covered by BPA-FS MOU


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

FY 2007 Budget
$200,000
FY 2008 Budget
$ 0
FY 2009 Budget
$ 0
Total NPCC Rec
$200,000
Budget Type:Capital
Budget Category:ProvinceCapital
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: ISRP comments will be addressed in comments to Council.This work will be funded as part of project 199801800.


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

FY 2007 Budget
$200,000
FY 2008 Budget
$ 0
FY 2009 Budget
$ 0
Total NPCC Rec
$200,000
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceCapital
Comments: ISRP comments will be addressed in comments to Council.This work will be funded as part of project 199801800. Capital.

Local or MSRT Comments: Budgetary restrictions.


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

Recommendation: Response requested
NPCC Comments: Canyon Creek passage improvements are a high priority in the subbasin plan. Steelhead (mid Columbia ESU), spring Chinook (mid-Columbia ESU), interior redband trout and westslope cutthroat are all likely to realize long-term benefits from expanded spawning and rearing habitat. It is stated in the proposal that the culverts are partial barriers to adults and complete barriers to juveniles, but no data, even a cursory analysis showing that, is provided. Although this may be a worthwhile project, there is no evidence of even a preliminary fisheries assessment indicating the extent of the passage problem. It would not be expensive for the Forest Service to conduct a brief, straightforward evaluation verifying that a problem exists and to what extent. These data could become the “before” component of an effectiveness monitoring plan, currently lacking.

Even some information explaining the nature of the culvert, the height of the drop, and literature indicating the likelihood of a problem would help. The lack of a fisheries participant in this proposal showed in the choice of only general fisheries references and lack of any fisheries data from this site or elsewhere that could justify this expenditure. A response is needed with problems and benefits more clearly documented, and detail on what will be monitored and how. Methods seem reasonable and appropriate, but broader data sharing is needed.


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

Recommendation: Response requested
NPCC Comments: Canyon Creek passage improvements are a high priority in the subbasin plan. Steelhead (mid Columbia ESU), spring Chinook (mid-Columbia ESU), interior redband trout and westslope cutthroat are all likely to realize long-term benefits from expanded spawning and rearing habitat. It is stated in the proposal that the culverts are partial barriers to adults and complete barriers to juveniles, but no data, even a cursory analysis showing that, is provided. Although this may be a worthwhile project, there is no evidence of even a preliminary fisheries assessment indicating the extent of the passage problem. It would not be expensive for the Forest Service to conduct a brief, straightforward evaluation verifying that a problem exists and to what extent. These data could become the “before” component of an effectiveness monitoring plan, currently lacking.

Even some information explaining the nature of the culvert, the height of the drop, and literature indicating the likelihood of a problem would help. The lack of a fisheries participant in this proposal showed in the choice of only general fisheries references and lack of any fisheries data from this site or elsewhere that could justify this expenditure. A response is needed with problems and benefits more clearly documented, and detail on what will be monitored and how. Methods seem reasonable and appropriate, but broader data sharing is needed.

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