FY 2001 Ongoing proposal 199608300

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Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleCTUIR Grande Rodne Basin Watershed Restoration
Proposal ID199608300
OrganizationConfederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameAllen Childs
Mailing addressP.O. BOX 638 Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone / email5412787626 / AllenChilds@ctuir.com
Manager authorizing this projectCarl Scheeler
Review cycleFY 2001 Ongoing
Province / SubbasinBlue Mountain / Grande Ronde
Short descriptionProtect, enhance, and restore riparian, floodplain, and instream habitat to benefit anadromous fish with emphasis on rearing habitat and water quality. Project includes development and design, securing project partners, and working with priv. landowners.
Target species
Project location
Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)



Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

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Section 2. Past accomplishments

1996 Misc. cost share projects with GRMWP and USFW involving large woody debris additions and streambank stabilization on anadromous fish bearing streams, road cut stabilization project on Catherine Creek
1997 McCoy Meadows Restoration Project: Phase 1 McCoy Meadows Restoration Project completed (reactivation of 1,500 feet of McCoy Creek, enhancement on over 4,500 feet of McCoy Creek, reduced stream gradient from 1% to 0.5%, increased pool habitat by 35%,
1997 McCoy Meadows Cont: increased streamside shade 10-15%, initiated rehydration of alluvium/elevated groundwater table, improved water quality (decreased water temperature 5-10 degrees F within project reach), planted approx.10,000 riparian trees and shrub.
1997 McIntyre Road Relocation Project: USFS project with CTUIR-BPA, and other project partners initiated project involving relocation of over 3 miles of drawbottom road on McIntyre Creek. Project initiated to restore summer steelhead spawning and rearing hab
1997 Upper Mainstem Grande Ronde River Large Wood Addition Project - USFS lead with CTUIR-BPA as project partners; 140 pieces large wood and instream structures on over 2 miles of mainstem Grande Ronde to enhance instream habitat complexity for anad. rearing.
1998 McCoy Meadows Cont: Landowner and project partners develop approx. 500 acre perpetual resource conservation easement; phase 2 designs underway; planted additional 5,000 riparian trees and shrubs
1998 Middle Mainstem Grande Ronde River Habitat Enhancement Project; 1.5 mile reach of mainstem Grande Ronde River on Alta Cuhna Ranch and USFS land involving large woody debris additions, streambank stabilization, reconnection of floodplain
1998 Mainstem cont.; (old railroad grade obliteration), installation of over 6,000 riparian trees and shrubs, and improving trends in wetland/floodplain conditions.
1999 Meadow Creek (Cuhna Property) Large Wood Addition and Floodplain Restoration Project (ODFW, CTUIR, GRMWP); project included installation of large woody debris, obliteration of about 1,500 feet of old railroad grade, negotiation of 15 yr. ODFW-BPA
1999 Meadow Creek cont.: riparian lease, and planting 10,000 conifers in floodplain. Over 600 pieces of large wood added to stream and floodplain to enhance instream habitat complexity, create pool habitat for juvenile rearing, and stabilize streambanks.
1999 McCoy Meadows Restoration Project - CTUIR completed maintenance of phase 1 project area including installation of engineered woody debris jam on 1997 McCoy Creek diversion structure to increase streamflow into '97 restoration channel. Planted 3,000 shrub
2000 McCoy Meadows Restoration Phase 2 - Construction of 6,500 feet new channel with restoration on additional 2,100 feet of channel; construction of new crossing (bridge) on McCoy Creek; decommission approx. 1,200 of channelized reach/reincorp into floodplain
2000 McCoy Phase 2 Cont: Work scheduled to begin July 2000.
2000 Upper McCoy (Cuhna Ranch) Large Wood Additions and Floodplain Restoration (CTUIR, ODFW, GRMWP); work consists of large wood additions to enhance instream habitat diversity, obliteration of old railroad grade, and tree planting to restore shade.
2000 Upper McCoy Cont: Project includes negotiating 15 year ODFW-BPA resource easement on approx. 300 acres of McCoy Creek corridor. Work scheduled to begin July 2000

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription

Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 2001 costSubcontractor
1. Identify and Develop Restoration Project Opportunities a. Continue working with private landowners and multiple resource agencies (GRMWP, ODFW, NRCS, ODEQ, USEPA, USFS) to develop project opportunities and partnerships primarily on private lands. Task includes meetings with landowners and agencies. 1, ongoing $10,000
2. Compile and analyze existing data, identify data gaps, and conduct baseline resource assessments to fill data gaps. a. Conduct office/field review of project areas: compile existing relevant data, development of project maps, assessing various criteria (existing mgt activities, fish hab. cond, water quality, streambank cond. morphology, veg. cond, limiting factors. 1, ongoing $5,000
2. b. Identify data gaps, conduct necessary field surveys to doc existing conditions/fill data gaps. Surveys may include channel cross sections, flow measurements, elevation points, fish hab. survey, fish pop survey. 1, ongoing $10,000
3. Establish site-specific project goals and objectives to address limiting factors identified in baseline assessments. a. Develop project goals and objectives with landowner/other agencies to address resource concerns and limiting factors. Tier to existing basin-wide strategies/goals and objectives under GRMWP. 1, ongoing $3,000
4. Complete project design, implementation schedule, and budget. Prepare GRMWP project proposals to secure project implementation funding. a. Draft standardized GRMWP project proposals defining existing conditions, goals and objectives, restoration strategies and funding needs. Coordinate with other agencies, GRMWP Board and technical committee for project approvals. 1, ongoing $12,000
b. Participate in technical committee project review and prioritization process for GRMWP. 1, ongoing $500
5. Conduct necessary NEPA, ESA, and permitting planning and documentation. a. Prepare/coordinate development of NEPA documentation, Biological Assessments under ESA for T&E species and cultural resource investigations. Consult with appropriate federal agencies on individual projects 1, ongoing $4,772
b. Prepare documentation and checklists to cover project level DSL/Corps 404 permits, etc. 1, ongoing $2,000
6. Prepare for Project Construction/Implementation. a. Prepare construction contract requests for proposals, conduct project site reviews, develop construction contracts, perform as contract representative/COTR. 1, ongoing $1,500
Outyear objectives-based budget
ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
Outyear budgets for Planning and Design phase
FY 2003FY 2005FY 2004FY 2002

Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 2001 costSubcontractor
Construction/implementation funding to be secured through GRMWP funding procedures as agreed to by Grande Ronde Basin Fish Managers beginning with FY2000 review/prioritization process. See below for funding estimates for FY2002 and beyond. Tasks a through d below outline anticipated project construction activities for the 2002-2005 period. Specific construction-related tasks will be more fully developed during the project development phase. $0
1. Restore and/or enhance instream and floodplain habitat to improve salmonid rearing habitat and water quality ($40,000) a. Install instream large woody debris. Focus will be on "soft" structural approach involving installation of large, whole trees to create and maintain large pool habitat and overhead cover. Install rootwad revetments to restore streambank stability. 1, ongoing $0
($30,000) b. Restore stream channel meanders and reconnect historic channels to increase habitat availability, restore channel morphology/watershed hydrology to promote self sustaining stream channel and instream salmonid habitat. 1, ongoing $0
($16,000) c. Recontour/obliterate and grade segments of old railroad grades along major fish bearing stream to reconnect streams to their floodplains, enhance out-of-bank spring streamflow, and reduce/moderate effects of flooding to enhance floodplain stability 1, ongoing $0
($20,000) d. Install riparian/floodplain livestock exclosure fencing where appropriate to protect riparian/floodplain habitat and allow for recovery. 1, ongoing $0
($20,420) e. Collect, propagate, install, and protect riparian/floodplain trees and shrubs to restore vegetative cover, shade, and streambank stability. Estimated 10,000-20,000 stems planted annually in conjunction with tasks above on individual project areas. 1, ongoing $0
Outyear objectives-based budget
ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
Outyear budgets for Construction and Implementation phase
FY 2003FY 2005FY 2004FY 2002

Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 2001 costSubcontractor
1. Administer CTUIR Grande Ronde River Basin Watershed Restoration Program a. Prepare contract and SOW for GRMWP proposals through BPA. 1 $2,489
b. Develop annual contract and scope of work with BPA COTR 1 $1,245
c. Prepare annual/semi annual reports per contract agreements. 1 $2,489
2. Conduct Annual Project Maintenance Activities a. Conduct annual maint on seedling installed in prev years on multiple projects (over 30,000 trees/shrubs). Activities include erecting/replacing shade cards/protection tubes/fencing, interplant to achieve reveg objectives, and limited watering. 10 $10,000
b. Conduct annual weed control as necessary to control noxious weeds and competing vegetation. Activities include manaul control, limited herbicide app., and biological controls. 10 $10,000
c. Conduct annual maintenance on instream structures, streambank stabilization/bioengineering structures as necessary to maintain structure integrity and achieve objectives. Activities may include limited reconstruction, and/or hand repair. 5 $32,480
Outyear objectives-based budget
ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
Outyear budgets for Operations and Maintenance phase
FY 2003FY 2005FY 2004FY 2002

Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 2001 costSubcontractor
1. Conduct Monitoring and Evaluation to determine whether biological objectives are being met. a. Take annual photo points on McCoy, Upper McCoy, and Mainstem Grande Ronde Habitat Projects. Compile, label, and catalog photography in monitoring albums. 10 $2,000
b. Survey vegetative transects and plots to evaluate vegetation survival and assess techniques, and outcomes. Apply adaptive mgt. 5 $2,500
c. Conduct/participate in annual redd surveys, juvenile fish population surveys, fish habitat surveys, channel cross section/total stations, and groundwater monitoring. 10 $11,025
d. Conduct/participate in annual water quality monitoring programs, including water temperature and chemistry. 10 $7,000
Outyear objectives-based budget
ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
Outyear budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation phase
FY 2003FY 2005FY 2004FY 2002

Section 8. Estimated budget summary

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 2001 cost
Personnel FTE: 0.79 $25,000
Fringe @30% $7,500
Supplies $340
Travel $3,561
Indirect @34% $12,371
NEPA included in personnel above $0
Personnel FTE: 0.8 (planting crws, const preparations (lg wood id, field/site staking), construction supervis $17,802
Fringe @30% $5,340
Supplies plant stock, protection tubes, bio-fabric, misc. $10,000
Travel $1,500
Indirect @34% $11,778
Subcontractor $85,000
Personnel FTE: 0.67 $21,304
Fringe @30% $6,391
Supplies $5,000
Travel $1,781
Indirect @34% $9,227
Subcontractor Heavy Equipment Rental $15,000
Personnel FTE: 0.43 $12,500
Fringe @30% $3,750
Travel $560
Indirect @34% $5,715
Total estimated budget
Total FY 2001 cost$261,420
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 2001 budget request$261,420
FY 2001 forecast from 2000$261,420
% change from forecast0.0%
Reason for change in estimated budget

Projected budget illustrated above indicates no change from FY2000 forecast. A total of $131,420 (identified in section 4 under implementation/construction) however, will be secured through the GRMWP. Construction funding for all Grande Ronde Basin habitat enhancement projects will now come through the GRMWP as described above. Construction funding to be proposed through GRMWP plus planning, O&M, and M&E funds proposed under this proposal are consistent with the total FY2001 forecast from FY2000.

Reason for change in scope

Scope of project has not changed from 2000 proposal. The primary change in the project is the mechanism in which project construction funds will be secured.

Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind

Reviews and recommendations

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

Ongoing Funding: yes; New Funding: no
Jul 14, 2000


All new watershed implementation projects in the Grande Ronde need to pass through the GRMW. Projected budget indicates no change from the FY 2000 forecast. A total of $131,420 (identified in section 4 under implementation/construction), however, will be secured through the GRMWP. Construction funding for all Grande Ronde Basin habitat enhancement projects will now come through the GRMWP as described. Construction funding to be proposed through GRMWP plus planning, O&M, and M&E funds proposed under this proposal, are consistent with the total FY2001 forecast from FY 2000.
Sep 13, 2000


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:
$190,000 $190,000 $190,000

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website