FY 2000 proposal 199401805

Additional documents

199401805 Narrative Narrative
199401805 Sponsor Response to the ISRP Response

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleContinued Implementation of Asotin Creek Watershed Projects
Proposal ID199401805
OrganizationAsotin County Conservation District (ACCD)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameBradley J. Johnson
Mailing address720 Sixth Street, Suite B Clarkston, WA 99403
Phone / email5097588012 / accd@valint.net
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 2000
Province / SubbasinBlue Mountain / Asotin
Short descriptionImproves on "grass roots" public and agency cooperation and collaboration for habitat restoration on private and public property. Continues to coordinate, assess, and monitor fish and wildlife cost-share programs throughout Asotin Creek watershed.
Target speciesspring chinook salmon, summer steelhead, bull trout, and resident rainbow trout
Project location
Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)



Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

Reviewing agencyAction #BiOp AgencyDescription

Section 2. Past accomplishments

1991 Asotin Creek Water Quality Monitoring Project
1993 Initiated Collaboration with Citizens and Agency Representatives on Sensitive Fish and Wildlife Resource Issues
1994 Agricultural Conservation Program Funding from USDA ASCS was used for Demonstration Projects
1994 Continued Intensive Tree Planting Efforts on Asotin Creek and Tributaries
1994 Completed Watershed Analysis for Asotin Creek Watershed
1995 ISCO Water Sampling Units and HOBO Temperature Meters Deployed Throughout the Watershed
1995 Bonneville Early Action Projects Completed on Asotin Creek
1995 "Asotin Creek Model Watershed Plan" Completed and Printed.
1995 Continue Tree Planting Efforts with Local Schools, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and Volunteers.
1995 WCC Grant Funding for Upland and Riparian Restoration Projects in Asotin Creek Watershed from the WA State Legislature
1996 Continue Water Quality and Temperature Monitoring throughout Watershed
1996 Continue Tree Planting Efforts with Local Schools and Volunteer Groups
1996 Initiated Bonneville Early Action In-Stream Habitat Restoration Projects
1996 Implemented Headgate Park Pre- and Post-Monitoring of Habitat Restoration Projects funded by WCC.
1997 Completed Technical Report for Headgate Park Pre- and Post-Habitat and Resulting Changes in Pool Habitat Availability and Abundance of Juvenile Steelhead.
1997 Continued Tree Planting Projects
1997 Bonneville Funding used for Upland and Riparian Habitat Restoration Projects
1997 WCC Funding for Upland Sediment Reduction Practices in Watershed
1997 Initiated Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and ACCD Meander Reconstruction Habitat Monitoring.
1998 Intensive Tree Planting Efforts using Mechanical Means to Plant Willow and Cottonwood trees. Students and volunteers planted rooted stock such as ponderosa pine and blue elderberry.
1998 Continue Headgate Park Post-Habitat Restoration Monitoring
1998 Continued Bonneville Funding for Upland Sediment Reduction, Riparian/Floodplain Management and In-Stream Restoration Projects.
1998 Initiated Water Quality and Storm Event Sampling on Asotin Creek with Washington State University (WSU).
1998 Initiated WDFW Pre- and Post-Habitat Restoration Monitoring
1998 Completed Reports for 1997 Bonneville Habitat Restoration Projects Including Photo Documentations, Expected Benefits, Descriptions and Costs.
1998 Completed Aerial Surveys of Upland and Riparian Habitat Restoration Projects and Photo Documentation.
1998 Initiated NRCS and ACCD Sediment Basin Monitoring Funded by WCC.
1998 Continued NRCS and ACCD Meander Reconstruction Monitoring.

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
9401806 Implement Tucannon River Watershed Plan to Restore Salmonid Habitat Sister project on Tucannon River, Tucannon River Model Watershed
9401807 Continue with Implementation of Pataha Creek Model Watershed Plan Sister Project on Pataha Creek, Pataha Creek Model Watershed
WA State HB 2496 (HB 2496) Legislative Funding for Salmonid Restoration Projects
WA State Cons. Commission (WCC) Legislative Funding for Upland Cost-Share within Asotin County

Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

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Section 8. Estimated budget summary

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 2000 cost
Personnel Technical Lead @ 85% FTE Admin. Assistant @ 20% FTE $37,750
Fringe Payroll Expenses & Benefits $12,050
Supplies Office Supplies, Film & Develop, Copier Lease, & Newsletter Costs $11,000
Travel Mileage, Hotels, & per diem $4,200
Subcontractor Riparian Fencing & Alternative Water Developments $55,000
Subcontractor In-Stream Geomorphic Restoration $30,000
Subcontractor Continue On-Going Monitoring $15,000
Subcontractor Upland Sediment Reduction Practices $44,000
Subcontractor Riparian Tree & Shrub Planting $30,000
Total estimated budget
Total FY 2000 cost$239,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 2000 budget request$239,000
FY 2000 forecast from 1999$0
% change from forecast0.0%
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
Bonneville FY 2000 Cash Match - Cost-Share $239,000 unknown
HB 2496 Cash Match - Lead Entity & Habitat Restoration Projects $100,000 unknown
WCC Cash Match - Basic Funding & Upland Grant Cost-Share $68,000 unknown
Private Landowners Cash Match - Cost-Share % $55,000 unknown
NMFS In-Stream Restoration & Tree Planting Projects $50,000 unknown
NRCS In-Kind - Office Space, Phone, & Vehicle Use $30,000 unknown
U.S. Forest Service Cash Match - Charley Creek $20,000 unknown
Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: Inadequate funding of current cost-share programs. With low market prices landowners need current incentives to partcipate.

Reviews and recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

Fund for one year
Jun 15, 1999


Recommendation: Fund for one year; future funding contingent on comprehensive review of restoration programs within the basin, and demonstration of biological benefits.

Comments: This proposal is for continuation of the Asotin Creek habitat restoration project. It is not clear from the proposal when the project was initiated (1993?). The major project activities appear to be improving riparian shading via planting of phreatophytes to reduce summer stream temperature, and in-channel modifications to increase the number and size of pools. This plan to continue habitat restoration in the Asotin Creek watershed is enthusiastic but deficient in that no attempt is made to translate possible habitat improvement into gains in fish numbers. The proposal is difficult to evaluate, as the proposal is not written in a form that would allow comparison of the project's accomplishments with goals. Furthermore, the project was apparently initiated prior to completion of a watershed analysis. From the limited information included in the proposal, the project probably warrants continued funding. However, it appears that the project is scheduled to continue indefinitely; it needs a definite end date, and set of reviewable objectives and a time line. The panel was particularly concerned that despite continued monitoring, little information was presented to indicate what benefit (or harm!) had resulted from past restoration activities. Some of the instream work, in particular, has the potential to do serious damage. One panel member pointed out that these streams would seem to be ideal incubators of whirling disease. The project needs to produce an evaluation, in a subsequent proposal, of sediment fate, output and stability of structures that have been affected by past project activities, and an assessment of how the fish are responding. Has the project resulted in biologically measurable benefits to fish and wildlife?

Aug 20, 1999


Aug 20, 1999


Reduce implementation. General reduction in the scope of the project.
Technically Sound? Yes
Aug 20, 1999


Projects addressing headwater areas and riparian recovery are necessary elements in watershed recovery.

Sponsor should ensure the project does not become a long- term "program".

Proposal is complete. A good example of appropriately identified objectives, tasks and milestones.

Mar 1, 2000


[Decision made in 9-22-99 Council Meeting]
NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review
Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC start of year:FY06 NPCC staff preliminary:FY06 NPCC July draft start of year:
$280,214 $280,214 $280,214

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website