BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1998 Proposal

Section 1. Summary
Section 2. Goals
Section 3. Background
Section 4. Purpose and methods
Section 5. Planned activities
Section 6. Outcomes, monitoring and evaluation
Section 7. Relationships
Section 8. Costs and FTE

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Summary

Title of project
Box Canyon Watershed Project

BPA project number   9700300

Short description
Cooperative development and implementation of projects to protect or restore fish habitat and water quality for the Pend Oreille watershed.

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Kalispel Tribe

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

 NameRay D. Entz, Wildlife Biologist
 Mailing addressP.O.Box 39
Usk, WA 99180


Section 2. Goals

Supports a healthy Columbia basin; provides needed habitat protection

Target stockLife stageMgmt code (see below)
Westslope cutthroat trout W
Bull trout (P), W

Affected stockBenefit or detriment
Brown troutBeneficial
Various wildlifeBeneficial

Section 3. Background

Stream area affected

Stream name   Cee Cee Ah Creek
Stream miles affected   9
Subbasin   Lower Pend Oreille River
Land ownership   various

Not applicable

Biological results achieved
Not applicable

Project reports and papers
Not applicable

Adaptive management implications
Not applicable

Section 4. Purpose and methods

Specific measureable objectives
This project would develop measurable objectives for fish species currently lacking biological objectives in the blocked area and adhere to those objectives currently in section 10.8B of the NPPC Program.

Critical uncertainties
Funding implementation of this project.

Biological need
To protect resident fish populations within Box Canyon Reservoir and its tributaries.

Hypothesis to be tested
Not applicable

Alternative approaches

Justification for planning
Those efforts will provide the basis of on the ground implementation of beneficial projects

Use existing habitat assessment data to determine areas of present and potential upland impacts and propose projects to minimize or eliminate upland associated impacts to instream habitat and health.

Section 5. Planned activities

Phase PlanningStart January 97 End April 97Subcontractor No
Identify areas of focus in Cee Cee Ah Creek.
Phase ImplementationStart April 97 End UnknownSubcontractor Possible
Propose and implement upland projects that protect, improve, or augment existing in-stream habitat and overall stream health.
Phase O&MStart 98 End ongoingSubcontractor No
Provide O & M for projects within the watershed.
Project completion date   Ongoing

Constraints or factors that may cause schedule or budget changes

Section 6. Outcomes, monitoring and evaluation


Expected performance of target population or quality change in land area affected
The watershed approach, including participation in cooperative watershed projects and The Pend Oreille Watershed Committee (POWC) which consists of agencies, landowners, interest groups and the Kalispel Natural Resource Department. Members of POWC bring project proposals before the group for discussion and, where appropriate, cooperative implementation. Among the specific implementation measures being considered by POWC: streamside road relocation on USFS and industrial timberland; a series of public education events; an industry-sponsored watershed analysis project on mixed ownership; and tribal fish habitat improvement projects on mixed ownership.

Present utilization and convservation potential of target population or area
Presently open to the public and provides timber resources. Has a high potential to provide high quality habitat and protections for fishery population improvement and overall stream health.

Assumed historic status of utilization and conservation potential
Area was heavily utilized for timber extraction. Conservation potential remains high.

Long term expected utilization and conservation potential for target population or habitat
Improved upland conditions that contribute to, rather than degrade, stream health.

Contribution toward long-term goal
Protect and enhance resident fish for future harvest.

Indirect biological or environmental changes

Physical products

Environmental attributes affected by the project
Water temperature, instream flow, decreased sedimentation, decreased embeddness, increased trout, and habitat availability.

Changes assumed or expected for affected environmental attributes
Near term changes will be negligible. However, long term changes will contribute to habitat requirements of native salmonids within the stream.

Assessment of effects on project outcomes of critical uncertainty

Information products
Habitat quality and quantity through the assessment methodology used by the Kalispel Resident Fish project.

Coordination outcomes
Unknown at this time.

Compile data by a standardized method and complied into a standardized database such as GIS. These methods are yet to be determined.

Provisions to monitor population status or habitat quality
These methods are identified in the Kalispel Resident Fish project.

Data analysis and evaluation
Pre-assessment data will be compared to post-assessment data to evaluate the effectiveness of enhancement measures.

Information feed back to management decisions
By utilizing adaptive management techniques, we intend upon modifying techniques based upon new information.

Critical uncertainties affecting project's outcomes
By providing for stable funding levels to the tribe.

Project success can be measured by the direct effect upon the habitat as measured through the Kalispel resident fish project.

Incorporating new information regarding uncertainties
By utilizing adaptive management strategies.

Increasing public awareness of F&W activities
Through involvement in local watershed committees and public outreach conducted by the Kalispel Natural Resource Department.

Section 7. Relationships

Related BPA projectRelationship
5503600 Yellow Perch Aquaculture Facility (Unfunded Resident Fish Project)5503500 Resident Fish Stock Status Above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams (ongoing Resident Fish Project) 9500100 Kalispel Tribe Resident Fish (Ongoing Resident Fish Project) Unfunded resident fish substitution project.Improve knowledge of fish stocks to manage those species more effeciently.Project implementation to restore fish habitat.
Related non-BPA projectRelationship
Pend Oreille County Watershed CommitteeImplementation of projects

Opportunities for cooperation
Potential project cooperation from USFS, private land owners, and private timber companies.

Section 8. Costs and FTE

1997 Planned  $17,280

Future funding needs   Past obligations (incl. 1997 if done)
FY$ Need% Plan % Implement% O and M
199866,500 10%80% 10%
199969,200 10%75% 15%
200072,000 10%75% 15%
200174,900 10%75% 15%

Other non-financial supporters
Pend Oreille Conservation District, USFWS, USFS, NRCS, WDFW, and private timber companies.

Longer term costs   ~ $75,000 adjusted for inflation.

Continued implementation

FY97 overhead percent   28.7%

How does percentage apply to direct costs
Direct costs minus capital equipment and contract services.

Contractor FTE   1 FTE
Subcontractor FTE   N/A