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
Relationship of Riparian Buffer Zones to Salmon Egg/Smolt Survival

BPA project number   5514700

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding

Sponsor type   Placeholder

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

 Mailing address

BPA technical contact   ,

Biological opinion ID   Research M&E Program, Hypothesis A.2.3

NWPPC Program number   

Short description
Determine need for and sutibable criteria for riparian buffer zones relative to such activities as timber management and road construction.

Project start year       End year   

Start of operation and/or maintenance   0

Project development phase   PLANNING

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects

Project history

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers

Management implications

Specific measureable objectives

Testable hypothesis
Hypothesis a.2.3: riparian buffer zones do not increase prespawning or egg-to-smolt survival of salmon.

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints


Brief schedule of activities

Biological need
Significant areas of remaining salmon habitat are affected by land management activities such as logging, road building and mineral extraction. Need to establish effective buffer zones relative to environmental, hydrological and climatelogical conditions.

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome
Effective criteria for buffer strips for a wide variety of activities over a large number of land types.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation


Monitoring activity
Sediment, Temperature, riparian condition, instream complexity, fish use.

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: 1,000,000

* 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   System Policy

Recommendation    Tier 2 - fund when funds available

Recommended funding level   $1,000,000