FY07-09 proposal 200704400

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Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleKettle River Tributaries Riparian Habitat Improvement Project
Proposal ID200704400
OrganizationFerry Conservation District
Short descriptionWorking in cooperation with the Colville National Forest, we will install off-stream water sources for livestock grazing on National Forest land in the northeast corner of Ferry County. This will improve water quality, and enhance upland game range.
Information transferThe IMP Subbasin Plan for the Upper Columbia notes excessive sedimentation and subsequent low dissolved oxygen levels as detrimental to native redband trout populations. By inducing range cattle to stay out of riparian areas, we will determine how much we can reduce sedimentation from stock traffic. We will assess water quality before and after project installations, and we will share the information with any agency that strives to balance fish habitat needs with other forest uses.
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
Form submitter
Lloyd Odell Ferry Conservation District lloyd-odell@wa.nacdnet.org
All assigned contacts
Lloyd Odell Ferry Conservation District lloyd-odell@wa.nacdnet.org

Section 2. Locations

Province / subbasin: Intermountain / Columbia Upper

485502 1182836 Day Creek Bardwell Springs
485453 1181637 Little Boulder Creek Little Boulder Cutslope Repair
485409 1182404 Lone Ranch Creek Lone Ranch Wetland
485924 1182224 Manley Creek Manley Creek
485307 1181327 Martin Creek Martin Creek
485530 1183844 Stream Cottonwood Creek

Section 3. Focal species

primary: Interior Redband Trout
secondary: All Wildlife
Additional: migratory neotropical songbirds, migratory waterfowl, riparian-dwelling mammals.

Section 4. Past accomplishments


Section 5. Relationships to other projects

Funding sourceRelated IDRelated titleRelationship

Section 6. Biological objectives

Biological objectivesFull descriptionAssociated subbasin planStrategy
Province Level Objective 2B Focus restoration efforts on habitats and functions that allow for expanding and maintaining diversity within and among species in order to sustain a system of robust populations in the face of environmental variation. Intermountain Same objectives as Objecive 1B.
Subbasin Level Objective 2A2 Maintain, restore and enhance wild populations of native fish... (priority 3). Intermountain a,
Subbasin Objective 1B2 Begin implementation of habitat strategies for addressing identified limiting factors for all focal species and native fishes by 2005 (Priority 1). Intermountain a, b, e, k
Subbasin Objective 1B6 Enhance, conserve and protect riparian habitats to the extent that 80% of each stream's riparian areas remain intact and functional (priority 9). Intermountain a, b, c, d, e
Subbasin Objective 1B7 Reduce width to depth ratios to <10 for all streams within the subbasin, as appropriate. Intermountain b, c, d

Section 7. Work elements (coming back to this)

Work element nameWork element titleDescriptionStart dateEnd dateEst budget
Develop Alternative Water Source Water Trough Installation At three of our identified project sites (please refer to Sec. 10 narrative), we will install a total of 5 water troughs to provide alternative stock water sources. Troughs will have 1200 gallon capacity each. 6/15/2007 10/1/2007 $13,500
Biological objectives
Install Fence Riparian and Wetland Fencing At the five identified project sites (please see site descriptions in Section 10), we will install a total of 3.5 miles of fencing to limit cattle access to sensitive stream and wetland areas. 9/15/2007 8/30/2008 $34,400
Biological objectives
Province Level Objective 2B
Subbasin Level Objective 2A2
Subbasin Objective 1B2
Subbasin Objective 1B6
Subbasin Objective 1B7
* # of miles of fence: 3.5
Plant Vegetation Riparian/Wetland Vegetation Enhancement At all five project sites, we will restore and replant degraded vegetation. 4/15/2008 5/15/2008 $12,800
Biological objectives
* # of acres of planted: 12.8
Upland Erosion and Sedimentation Control Little Boulder Creek Slope Stabilization To stabilize cut slopes, we will install brush fascines on 16-foot centers, perpendicular to the fall line of the slope. Hydromulch with grass seed. Above structure lines, plant Ponderosa Pine. Plant Black Cottonwood and quaking Aspen 1'-2' above waterline. Rebuild the existing fence. 8/1/2007 5/30/2008 $4,500
Biological objectives
* # of acres treated: 1.70
Other Hardened Crossing Installlation At two of the identified project sites (please refer to narrative in Secction 10), we will construct hardened crossing points to lessen livestock impact. 7/1/2007 10/1/2007 $5,000
Biological objectives
Manage and Administer Projects Project Management and Administration Staff will develop work schedule, coordinate project implementation, and inspect finished projects, and submit any necessary progress reports. Administrative staff will be responsible for all billing, vouchering, accounting and financial reporting. 11/1/2006 9/30/2009 $20,552
Biological objectives
Outreach and Education Education and Outreach staff will conduct public education programs to explain the project to landowners and the general public. We will emphasize the coordinated efforts of the involved Federal, State and Local government agencies. Activities will include press releases, webpage articles and audio-visual displays at local conservation events. We will also usee the projects as subject matter for our continuing conservation education program in the schools within the Conservation District. 11/1/2006 9/30/2009 $5,000
Biological objectives
* # of general public reached: 5000
* # of students reached: 350
* # of teachers reached: 11
Produce Inventory or Assessment Riparian Vegetation Assessment In conjunction with water quality monitoring, staff will also assess the baseline vegetation levels in the project areas, and measure the improvement. 4/1/2007 9/15/2009 $2,300
Biological objectives
Submit/Acquire Data Water Quality Monitoring Prior to starting any specific project, staff will collect water quality data for baseline assessments. After implementation, we will continue monitoring to assess changes in water quality. 4/1/2007 9/15/2009 $3,200
Biological objectives

Section 8. Budgets

Itemized estimated budget
Personnel 0.1 FTE Administration $2,870 $2,870 $2,870
Fringe Benefits 0.1 FTE Administration $636 $636 $636
Personnel 0.1 FTE Project Oversight $2,722 $2,722 $2,722
Fringe Benefits 0.1 FTE Project Oversight $613 $613 $613
Personnel .3 FTE Project Specialist $4,255 $4,255 $4,255
Fringe Benefits .3 FTE Project Specialist $1,181 $1,181 $1,181
Travel 1000 mi/month during work season $2,730 $2,730 $2,730
Supplies Troughs, 1200 gal, 5ea $6,500 $0 $0
Supplies Rock & gravel for various projects $6,000 $0 $0
Supplies Bank Stabilization materials $2,800 $0 $0
Supplies Trees & Shrubs $0 $8,000 $0
Other Contracting -- Backhoe, trucks, $14,000 $4,000 $0
Other Contract Labor $6,000 $5,000 $0
Capital Equipment Digital Camera, 1/2 computer for record keeping, Densiometer $1,500 $0 $0
Overhead Water monitoring supplies, paper, general overhead $810 $810 $810
Totals $52,617 $32,817 $15,817
Total estimated FY 2007-2009 budgets
Total itemized budget: $101,251
Total work element budget: $101,252
Cost sharing
Funding source/orgItem or service providedFY 07 est value ($)FY 08 est value ($)FY 09 est value ($)Cash or in-kind?Status
Colville National Forest Project Coordination $2,889 $2,889 $2,889 In-Kind Confirmed
Colville National Forest Water Quality Monitoring $2,889 $2,889 $2,889 In-Kind Confirmed
Colville National Forest Project Standards and inspection $2,889 $2,889 $2,889 In-Kind Confirmed
USDA Job Corps Project Labor $3,000 $3,000 $1,500 In-Kind Under Review
Washington Department of Ecology Water Quality Monitoring $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 In-Kind Under Review
Totals $15,167 $15,167 $13,667

Section 9. Project future

FY 2010 estimated budget: $0
FY 2011 estimated budget: $0
Comments: [Outyear comment field left blank]

Future O&M costs: Working with a start date in FY 2007, project will be completed, with one year of post-project monitoring, by 09/30/09. By this date, we will know the benefit to cost ratio for other riparian rehabilitation projects within the subbasin.

Termination date: 09/30/09
Comments: The timetable we are using takes into account previous resource inventory work done by the Colville National Forest Fisheries Management Team. CNF will have NEPA documents for the treatment area in time to allow us to start work in FY 2007. Also, we will be ready to take on more work in FY 2010.

Final deliverables: 3.5 miles of riparian fence installed. 5 offsteam alternative water sources installed. 1.7 acres of streambank stabilized. 12.8 acres of riparian habitat restored. 6 presentations made in schools in the project area. 4 presentations made to general public.

Section 10. Narrative and other documents

Reviews and recommendations

FY07 budget FY08 budget FY09 budget Total budget Type Category Recommendation
NPCC FINAL FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS (Oct 23, 2006) [full Council recs]
$0 $0 $0 $0 Expense ProvinceExpense Do Not Fund
NPCC DRAFT FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS (Sep 15, 2006) [full Council recs]
$0 $0 $0 $0 ProvinceExpense


Recommendation: Not fundable

NPCC comments: This proposal lacks a narrative. In addition, some parts of the administrative/budget portion of the proposal were missing or deficient. As such the proposal must be disqualified. It is neither reviewable nor fundable.

ISRP FINAL REVIEW (Aug 31, 2006)

Recommendation: Not fundable

NPCC comments: This proposal lacks a narrative. In addition, some parts of the administrative/budget portion of the proposal were missing or deficient. As such the proposal must be disqualified. It is neither reviewable nor fundable.