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Contract 69520: 2002-035-00 EXP GILLIAM COUNTY RIPARIAN BUFFERS
Project Number:
Title:
Riparian Buffers in Gilliam County
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau John Day 100.00%
Contract Number:
69520
Contract Title:
2002-035-00 EXP GILLIAM COUNTY RIPARIAN BUFFERS
Contract Continuation:
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The mission of the Gilliam Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is to conserve, protect, and develop soil, water, and other natural resources for the economic and environmental benefit of the residents of Gilliam County.  Working in close partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) the district has the ability to develop and implement scientifically sound and economically feasible resource management plans for private landowners at the local level.

The project will implement riparian buffer systems and address limiting factors identified in the John Day Sub-basin Summary for areas of the Lower John Day River Sub-basin within Gilliam County.  This project will provide the technical planning support needed to implement approximately 5-9 riparian buffer contracts (on anadromous fish streams) as a one-year goal.  One full time employee will be dedicated to the outreach and promotion of state and federal riparian programs in addition to the technical planning support needed to implement the five riparian buffer agreements in the next contract year.  Buffers widths will average 60 feet on each side of the qualifying streams but may also vary in width from 35 to180 feet.  Actual implementation costs, lease payments and maintenance costs will be borne by existing USDA programs: Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).  Program leases will be for 10-15 year periods.  Implementation practices will include fencing, plantings, off stream water systems and other related practices necessary to ensure restoration and enhancement of the riparian area.  Other funding sources, such as Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), will also be used as needed based on availability.  This program meets a critical need in conducting assessments and developing plans to address riparian health for the Lower John Day River Sub-basin.

This project fills a critical staffing need to conduct assessments and develop plans to address the growing backlog of potential CREP projects.  Without this position, FSA and NRCS have a backlog of other duties creating another barrier to the implementation of CREP in Gilliam County.  Plans developed by the Riparian Buffer Technician are used for federal contracts to implement riparian buffers.  The SWCD uses the USDA NRCS "Nine Step" planning process to develop these plans: 1) identify opportunities and potential problems, 2) determine objectives, 3) inventory resources, 4) analyze resource inventory, 5) formulate alternatives, 6) evaluate alternatives, 7) decision - select alternative, 8) implement the plan, 9) evaluate the plan (monitor).

Gilliam SWCD will continue to provide vehicle liability and collision insurance for the length of this agreement.

Notes:
Operation and Maintenance (O&M) are not required in this project:
Actual O&M is a funded item in the CCRP/CREP contract whereby the landowner receives an additional payment to cover maintenance costs.  The landowner is responsible under the contract for maintenance.  O&M is funded by the USDA.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is included as a cost item.  This is accomplished through visual inspections.  Additionally, records of stream miles, acreage and number of plans completed will be tracked for reporting purposes.

FSA has fiscal and administrative responsibility for managing CREP contracts to ensure contract terms are being met.  NRCS has responsibility for technical supervision of all installed practices.  NRCS delegates authority to the SWCD to provide this technical supervision as long as the SWCD adheres to NRCS standards and specifications.  Through this delegation, SWCD technicians will use the NRCS Stream Visual Assessment Protocol (provided by NRCS) as the principal monitoring and evaluation tool to evaluate and describe both pre- and post- CREP project conditions.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
07/01/2015
Contract End Date:
06/30/2016
Current Contract Value:
$77,885
Expenditures:
$77,885

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 29-Feb-2020.

BPA CO:
BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Coordinate with (25 total) Private Landowners & Partner Agencies A: 99. Outreach & Education to the Private Landowners 06/30/2016 06/13/2016
Prepare & Submit (5-9 total) NRCS Environmental Checklists B: 165. Prepare & Submit NRCS Environmental Checklist 06/30/2016 06/14/2016
Produce (5-9 total) Conservation Plans for Landowners C: 174. Produce Conservation Plan for Landowners 06/30/2016 05/09/2016
Provide Technical Review on Implementation of (5-9 total) Conservation Plans D: 122. Provide Technical Review on Implementation of Conservation Plan 06/30/2016 06/13/2016
Sign CCRP/CREP Agreement with Private Landowner E: 92. Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA 06/30/2016 09/30/2015
Sign CCRP/CREP Agreement with Private Landowner F: 92. Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA 06/30/2016 09/30/2015
Sign CCRP/CREP Agreement with Private Landowner G: 92. Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA 06/30/2016 09/30/2015
Sign CCRP/CREP Agreement with Private Landowner H: 92. Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA 06/30/2016 12/01/2015
Sign CCRP/CREP Agreement with Private Landowner I: 92. Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA 06/30/2016 12/01/2015
Sign CCRP/CREP Agreement with Private Landowner J: 92. Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA (Placeholder) 06/30/2016
Sign CCRP/CREP Agreement with Private Landowner K: 92. Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA (Placeholder) 06/30/2016
Sign CCRP/CREP Agreement with Private Landowner L: 92. Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA (Placeholder) 06/30/2016
Sign CCRP/CREP Agreement with Private Landowner M: 92. Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA (Placeholder) 06/30/2016
Completed Annual Report N: 132. Submit Progress Report for the Period 7/1/14 - 6/30/15 06/30/2016
Manage & Administer Project P: 119. Manage & Administer Project 06/30/2016 06/14/2016

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 9 instances of WE 92 Lease Land
  • 1 instance of WE 174 Produce Plan

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 99 Outreach & Education to the Private Landowners 07/01/2015
B 165 Prepare & Submit NRCS Environmental Checklist 07/01/2015
C 174 Produce Conservation Plan for Landowners 07/01/2015
D 122 Provide Technical Review on Implementation of Conservation Plan 07/01/2015
E 92 Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA 07/01/2015
F 92 Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA 07/01/2015
G 92 Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA 07/01/2015
H 92 Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA 07/01/2015
I 92 Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA 07/01/2015
J 92 Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA (Placeholder) 07/01/2015
K 92 Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA (Placeholder) 07/01/2015
L 92 Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA (Placeholder) 07/01/2015
M 92 Sign CCRP/CREP Agreements with Landowners, NRCS, SWCD & FSA (Placeholder) 07/01/2015
N 132 Submit Progress Report for the Period 7/1/14 - 6/30/15 07/01/2015
O 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 07/01/2015
P 119 Manage & Administer Project 07/01/2015