BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal

Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Administrative

Title of project
Tetra Alpha Mine Restoration

BPA project number   5505100

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding

Sponsor type   OR-Federal Agency

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

 NameBob Mason
 Mailing addressBaker Ranger District
3165 10th Street
Baker City, OR 97614

BPA technical contact   , EWN

Biological opinion ID   

NWPPC Program number   

Short description
Restoration of past mining activities.

Project start year   1996    End year   1997

Start of operation and/or maintenance   0

Project development phase   Implementation

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects

Project history
Mining activities have been ongoing for a number of years in and near Boulder Creek. Mining activities have removed woody debris from the stream; exposed stream banks; removed riparian vegetation and created head cuts within the stream channel.

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers

Management implications

Specific measureable objectives
The reduction of stream sediment, re-establishment of riparian vegetation and increasing stream bank stabilization will be the measurable objectives for the project.

Testable hypothesis

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints


Brief schedule of activities

Biological need
Boulder creek is a tributary to Granite creek, which slows into the North Fork--John Day River. This river is important to Bull trout and supports the only natural run of salmon in the John Day River system.

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome
The expected outcome will be improved riparian habitat conditions.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
The project is supported by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. NEPA analysis has been completed.

There is a risk for not implementing the project. Sediment will continue to be introduced to the river from the road.

Monitoring activity
Post -project monitoring will be conducted by the Ranger District Fish Biologist and ODFW.

Section 3. Budget

Data shown are the total of expense and capital obligations by fiscal year. Obligations for any given year may not equal actual expenditures or accruals within the year, due to carryover, pre-funding, capitalization and difference between operating year and BPA fiscal year.

Historic costsFY 1996 budget data*Current and future funding needs
(none) New project - no FY96 data available 1997: 6,118

* For most projects, Authorized is the amount recommended by CBFWA and the Council. Planned is amount currently allocated. Contracted is the amount obligated to date of printout.

Funding recommendations

CBFWA funding review group   Resident Fish

Recommendation    Tier 2 - fund when funds available

Recommended funding level   $6,118