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Project Summary

Project 1994-050-00 - Salmon River Habitat Enhancement
Project Number:
1994-050-00
Title:
Salmon River Habitat Enhancement
Summary:
Many factors have been implicated for the decline in returning adult fish in the Salmon River basin including; impaired mainstem passage, harvest, predation, impacts from hatchery programs, blocked habitat, and degraded habitat in spawning and rearing streams. For many years the Tribes have been working to improve anadromous fish runs back to the traditional fishing areas. The Tribes-Salmon River Habitat Enhancement (SRHE) project continues to monitor and evaluate the three systems, Yankee Fork Salmon River, East Fork Salmon River and Upper Salmon in which they have sponsored some habitat enhancement work to improve production of Chinook salmon and steelhead. To avoid duplication and increase information sharing, this project also seeks to coordinate activities among the involved entities and ensure Tribal participation in these tasks. Evaluation of these systems to date shows that that target goals established for fine sediment have been reached and responses from the biotic community have been favorable. The SRHE program proposes to continue ongoing M&E activities in the previously enhanced areas and begin analysis and feasibility studies for enhancement in new areas.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (Tribe)
Starting FY:
1994
Ending FY:
2032
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Salmon 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
Chinook - Snake River Fall ESU
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Freshwater Mussels
Sockeye - Snake River ESU
Steelhead - Snake River DPS
Trout, Brook
Trout, Bull
Trout, Rainbow
Whitefish, Mountain
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

Photo-point 1 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located northeast of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northeast), the middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southwest).

Figure Name: Photo 1a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 7

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 1 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located northeast of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northeast), the middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southwest).

Figure Name: Photo 1b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 7

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 1 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located northeast of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northeast), the middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southwest).

Figure Name: Photo 1c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 7

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 2 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located northeast of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northeast), the middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southwest).

Figure Name: Photo 2a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 7

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 2 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located northeast of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northeast), the middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southwest).

Figure Name: Photo 2b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 7

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 2 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located northeast of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northeast), the middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southwest).

Figure Name: Photo 2c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 7

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 3 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located in the center of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northeast), middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southwest)).

Figure Name: Photo 3a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 8

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 3 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located in the center of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northeast), middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southwest)).

Figure Name: Photo 3b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 8

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 3 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located in the center of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northeast), middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southwest)).

Figure Name: Photo 3c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 8

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Map of the Amonson-Little Springs Pond exclosure project in the Lemhi Valley, eight miles north of Leadore, Idaho.

Figure Name: Map 2

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 13

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

A photo of the cairne (monument) at point-point 1 located in Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek, October 18, 2011.

Figure Name: Photo 15

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 24

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 4 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located in the center of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northeast), middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southwest)).

Figure Name: Photo 4a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 8

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 4 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located in the center of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northeast), middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southwest)).

Figure Name: Photo 4b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 8

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 4 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located in the center of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northeast), middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southwest)).

Figure Name: Photo 4c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 8

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 5 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located southwest of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northwest), middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southeast).

Figure Name: Photo 5a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 9

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 5 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located southwest of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northwest), middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southeast).

Figure Name: Photo 5b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 9

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 5 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located southwest of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northwest), middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southeast).

Figure Name: Photo 5c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 9

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 6 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located southwest of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northwest), middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southeast).

Figure Name: Photo 6a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 9

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 6 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located southwest of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northwest), middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southeast).

Figure Name: Photo 6b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 9

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 6 on Big Creek, a tributary to the Pahsimeroi River, located southwest of the project area. The top photo is viewing the riparian areas downstream (northwest), middle photo is viewing cross section of the stream (east to west), and bottom photo is viewing upstream (southeast).

Figure Name: Photo 6c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 9

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of the Amonson Ranch pond exclosure fence project in the Lemhi Valley, April and May 2011. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited, a conglomeration of volunteers and work groups constructed 2,760 feet of fence and 1,000 willow plantings along the pond and within the spring complex, respectively.

Figure Name: Photo 7a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 12

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of the Amonson Ranch pond exclosure fence project in the Lemhi Valley, April and May 2011. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited, a conglomeration of volunteers and work groups constructed 2,760 feet of fence and 1,000 willow plantings along the pond and within the spring complex, respectively.

Figure Name: Photo 7b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 12

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of the Amonson Ranch pond exclosure fence project in the Lemhi Valley, April and May 2011. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited, a conglomeration of volunteers and work groups constructed 2,760 feet of fence and 1,000 willow plantings along the pond and within the spring complex, respectively.

Figure Name: Photo 7c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 12

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of the Amonson Ranch pond exclosure fence project in the Lemhi Valley, April and May 2011. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited, a conglomeration of volunteers and work groups constructed 2,760 feet of fence and 1,000 willow plantings along the pond and within the spring complex, respectively.

Figure Name: Photo 7d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 12

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of the Amonson Ranch pond exclosure fence project in the Lemhi Valley, April and May 2011. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited, a conglomeration of volunteers and work groups constructed 2,760 feet of fence and 1,000 willow plantings along the pond and within the spring complex, respectively.

Figure Name: Photo 7e

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 12

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of the Amonson Ranch pond exclosure fence project in the Lemhi Valley, April and May 2011. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited, a conglomeration of volunteers and work groups constructed 2,760 feet of fence and 1,000 willow plantings along the pond and within the spring complex, respectively.

Figure Name: Photo 7f

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 12

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 1 (45.21575295 -113.88644356 NAD27) north side of the Salmon River exclosure fence 1 project, located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photos are viewing south (left) and east (right), the bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right) within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 8a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 15

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 1 (45.21575295 -113.88644356 NAD27) north side of the Salmon River exclosure fence 1 project, located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photos are viewing south (left) and east (right), the bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right) within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 8b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 15

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 1 (45.21575295 -113.88644356 NAD27) north side of the Salmon River exclosure fence 1 project, located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photos are viewing south (left) and east (right), the bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right) within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 8c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 15

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo-point 1 (45.21575295 -113.88644356 NAD27) north side of the Salmon River exclosure fence 1 project, located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photos are viewing south (left) and east (right), the bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right) within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 8d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 15

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 2 (45.21481602 -113.88541787 NAD 27) on the Salmon River exclosure fence 2 project on the Salmon River, located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photo is viewing southeast, the middle photo is viewing east and the bottom photo is viewing northeast within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 9a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 16

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 2 (45.21481602 -113.88541787 NAD 27) on the Salmon River exclosure fence 2 project on the Salmon River, located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photo is viewing southeast, the middle photo is viewing east and the bottom photo is viewing northeast within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 9b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 16

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 2 (45.21481602 -113.88541787 NAD 27) on the Salmon River exclosure fence 2 project on the Salmon River, located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photo is viewing southeast, the middle photo is viewing east and the bottom photo is viewing northeast within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 9c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 16

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 3 (45.21223348 -113.88447415 NAD27) on the Salmon River exclosure fence 2 project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photos are viewing south (left) and southeast (right), the bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right) within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 10a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 17

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 3 (45.21223348 -113.88447415 NAD27) on the Salmon River exclosure fence 2 project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photos are viewing south (left) and southeast (right), the bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right) within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 10b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 17

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 3 (45.21223348 -113.88447415 NAD27) on the Salmon River exclosure fence 2 project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photos are viewing south (left) and southeast (right), the bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right) within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 10c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 17

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 3 (45.21223348 -113.88447415 NAD27) on the Salmon River exclosure fence 2 project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photos are viewing south (left) and southeast (right), the bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right) within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 10d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 17

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 4 (45.21109572 -113.88410208 NAD27) on the Salmon River exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photos are viewing south (left) and southeast (right), the middle photos are viewing east (left) and northeast (right) and the bottom photo is viewing north within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 11a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 18

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 4 (45.21109572 -113.88410208 NAD27) on the Salmon River exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photos are viewing south (left) and southeast (right), the middle photos are viewing east (left) and northeast (right) and the bottom photo is viewing north within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 11b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 18

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 4 (45.21109572 -113.88410208 NAD27) on the Salmon River exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photos are viewing south (left) and southeast (right), the middle photos are viewing east (left) and northeast (right) and the bottom photo is viewing north within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 11c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 18

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 4 (45.21109572 -113.88410208 NAD27) on the Salmon River exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photos are viewing south (left) and southeast (right), the middle photos are viewing east (left) and northeast (right) and the bottom photo is viewing north within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 11d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 18

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 4 (45.21109572 -113.88410208 NAD27) on the Salmon River exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photos are viewing south (left) and southeast (right), the middle photos are viewing east (left) and northeast (right) and the bottom photo is viewing north within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 11e

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 18

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 5 (45.20891894 -113.88334628 NAD27) on the Salmon River Exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photo is viewing south, the second photo is viewing east, third photo is viewing northeast and the bottom photo is viewing north within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 12a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 19

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 5 (45.20891894 -113.88334628 NAD27) on the Salmon River Exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photo is viewing south, the second photo is viewing east, third photo is viewing northeast and the bottom photo is viewing north within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 12b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 19

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 5 (45.20891894 -113.88334628 NAD27) on the Salmon River Exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photo is viewing south, the second photo is viewing east, third photo is viewing northeast and the bottom photo is viewing north within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 12c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 19

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 5 (45.20891894 -113.88334628 NAD27) on the Salmon River Exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, 2010. The top photo is viewing south, the second photo is viewing east, third photo is viewing northeast and the bottom photo is viewing north within the enclosed area.

Figure Name: Photo 12d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 19

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

The construction of the Salmon River 1 & 2 exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho. Approximately, 4,303 feet of jack and rail fence constructed to protect the riparian areas along the Salmon River corridor. July 2011.

Figure Name: Photo 13a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 20

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

The construction of the Salmon River 1 & 2 exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho. Approximately, 4,303 feet of jack and rail fence constructed to protect the riparian areas along the Salmon River corridor. July 2011.

Figure Name: Photo 13b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 20

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Constructing exclosure fence two miles north of Salmon, Idaho. July 2011. Courtesy of Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Figure Name: Photo 13c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 20

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

The construction of the Salmon River 1 & 2 exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho. Approximately, 4,303 feet of jack and rail fence constructed to protect the riparian areas along the Salmon River corridor. July 2011.

Figure Name: Photo 13d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 20

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

The construction of the Salmon River 1 & 2 exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho. Approximately, 4,303 feet of jack and rail fence constructed to protect the riparian areas along the Salmon River corridor. July 2011.

Figure Name: Photo 13e

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 20

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

The construction of the Salmon River 1 & 2 exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho. Approximately, 4,303 feet of jack and rail fence constructed to protect the riparian areas along the Salmon River corridor. July 2011.

Figure Name: Photo 13f

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 20

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

The construction of the Salmon River 1 & 2 exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho. Approximately, 4,303 feet of jack and rail fence constructed to protect the riparian areas along the Salmon River corridor. July 2011.

Figure Name: Photo 13g

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 20

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

The construction of the Salmon River 1 & 2 exclosure fence project located 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho. Approximately, 4,303 feet of jack and rail fence constructed to protect the riparian areas along the Salmon River corridor. July 2011.

Figure Name: Photo 13h

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 20

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 1 (44.98502833 -114.34814486 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing south, southeast, east, northeast. Middle photos are viewing north (left) and northwest (right). Bottom photos are viewing west (left) and southwest (right).

Figure Name: Photo 14a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 23

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 1 (44.98502833 -114.34814486 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing south, southeast, east, northeast. Middle photos are viewing north (left) and northwest (right). Bottom photos are viewing west (left) and southwest (right).

Figure Name: Photo 14b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 23

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 1 (44.98502833 -114.34814486 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing south, southeast, east, northeast. Middle photos are viewing north (left) and northwest (right). Bottom photos are viewing west (left) and southwest (right).

Figure Name: Photo 14c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 23

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 1 (44.98502833 -114.34814486 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing south, southeast, east, northeast. Middle photos are viewing north (left) and northwest (right). Bottom photos are viewing west (left) and southwest (right).

Figure Name: Photo 14d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 23

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 1 (44.98502833 -114.34814486 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing south, southeast, east, northeast. Middle photos are viewing north (left) and northwest (right). Bottom photos are viewing west (left) and southwest (right).

Figure Name: Photo 14e

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 23

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 1 (44.98502833 -114.34814486 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing south, southeast, east, northeast. Middle photos are viewing north (left) and northwest (right). Bottom photos are viewing west (left) and southwest (right).

Figure Name: Photo 14f

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 23

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 1 (44.98502833 -114.34814486 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing south, southeast, east, northeast. Middle photos are viewing north (left) and northwest (right). Bottom photos are viewing west (left) and southwest (right).

Figure Name: Photo 14g

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 23

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 1 (44.98502833 -114.34814486 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing south, southeast, east, northeast. Middle photos are viewing north (left) and northwest (right). Bottom photos are viewing west (left) and southwest (right).

Figure Name: Photo 14h

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 23

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 2 (44.98701937 -114.34668364 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing south, southeast, east, and photo of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 2. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 16a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 25

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 2 (44.98701937 -114.34668364 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing south, southeast, east, and photo of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 2. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 16b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 25

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 2 (44.98701937 -114.34668364 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing south, southeast, east, and photo of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 2. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 16c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 25

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 2 (44.98701937 -114.34668364 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing south, southeast, east, and photo of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 2. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 16d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 25

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 2 (44.98701937 -114.34668364 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing south, southeast, east, and photo of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 2. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 16e

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 25

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 2 (44.98701937 -114.34668364 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing south, southeast, east, and photo of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 2. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 16f

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 25

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 3 (44.98792998 -114.34641651 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 3, southeast, and east. Bottom photo is viewing northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 17a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 26

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 3 (44.98792998 -114.34641651 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 3, southeast, and east. Bottom photo is viewing northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 17b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 26

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 3 (44.98792998 -114.34641651 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 3, southeast, and east. Bottom photo is viewing northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 17c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 26

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 3 (44.98792998 -114.34641651 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 3, southeast, and east. Bottom photo is viewing northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 17d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 26

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 4 (44.99024699 -114.34281573 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 4, south and east. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 18a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 27

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 4 (44.99024699 -114.34281573 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 4, south and east. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 18b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 27

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 4 (44.99024699 -114.34281573 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 4, south and east. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 18c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 27

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 4 (44.99024699 -114.34281573 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 4, south and east. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 18d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 27

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 4 (44.99024699 -114.34281573 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 4, south and east. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 18e

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 27

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 5 (44.99170921 -114.34182918 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 5, southeast, and east. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 19a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 28

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 5 (44.99170921 -114.34182918 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 5, southeast, and east. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 19b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 28

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 5 (44.99170921 -114.34182918 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 5, southeast, and east. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 19c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 28

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 5 (44.99170921 -114.34182918 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 5, southeast, and east. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 19d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 28

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 5 (44.99170921 -114.34182918 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 5, southeast, and east. Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 19e

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 28

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 6 (44.99388389 -114.33965491 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 6 and south. Middle photos are viewing southeast (left) and east (right). Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 20a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 29

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 6 (44.99388389 -114.33965491 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 6 and south. Middle photos are viewing southeast (left) and east (right). Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 20b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 29

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 6 (44.99388389 -114.33965491 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 6 and south. Middle photos are viewing southeast (left) and east (right). Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 20c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 29

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 6 (44.99388389 -114.33965491 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 6 and south. Middle photos are viewing southeast (left) and east (right). Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 20d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 29

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 6 (44.99388389 -114.33965491 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 6 and south. Middle photos are viewing southeast (left) and east (right). Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 20e

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 29

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 6 (44.99388389 -114.33965491 NAD 27) in the Panther Creek watershed near Fourth of July Creek on October 18, 2011. Top photos from left to right are viewing of the cairne (monument) at photo-point 6 and south. Middle photos are viewing southeast (left) and east (right). Bottom photos are viewing northeast (left) and north (right).

Figure Name: Photo 20f

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 29

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 1 (44.96192822 -114.35624907 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest, south and east.

Figure Name: Photo 21a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 32

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 1 (44.96192822 -114.35624907 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest, south and east.

Figure Name: Photo 21b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 32

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 1 (44.96192822 -114.35624907 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest, south and east.

Figure Name: Photo 21c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 32

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 1 (44.96192822 -114.35624907 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest, south and east.

Figure Name: Photo 21d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 32

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 1 (44.96192822 -114.35624907 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest, south and east.

Figure Name: Photo 21e

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 32

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 1 (44.96192822 -114.35624907 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest, south and east.

Figure Name: Photo 21f

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 32

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 2 (44.96073145 -114.35554910 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 22a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 33

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 2 (44.96073145 -114.35554910 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 22b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 33

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 2 (44.96073145 -114.35554910 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 22c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 33

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 2 (44.96073145 -114.35554910 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 22d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 33

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 2 (44.96073145 -114.35554910 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 22e

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 33

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 2 (44.96073145 -114.35554910 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 22f

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 33

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 2 (44.96073145 -114.35554910 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 22g

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 33

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photos of photo-point 2 (44.96073145 -114.35554910 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 22h

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 33

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 3 (44.95984004 -114.35508776 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 23a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 34

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 3 (44.95984004 -114.35508776 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 23b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 34

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 3 (44.95984004 -114.35508776 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 23c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 34

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 3 (44.95984004 -114.35508776 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 23d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 34

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 3 (44.95984004 -114.35508776 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 23e

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 34

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 3 (44.95984004 -114.35508776 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 23f

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 34

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 3 (44.95984004 -114.35508776 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 23g

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 34

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 3 (44.95984004 -114.35508776 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, west and southwest. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing south, southeast, east and northeast.

Figure Name: Photo 23h

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 34

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 4 (44.95880311 -114.35425342 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest and south.

Figure Name: Photo 24a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 35

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 4 (44.95880311 -114.35425342 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest and south.

Figure Name: Photo 24b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 35

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 4 (44.95880311 -114.35425342 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest and south.

Figure Name: Photo 24c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 35

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 4 (44.95880311 -114.35425342 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest and south.

Figure Name: Photo 24d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 35

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 4 (44.95880311 -114.35425342 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north, northwest, and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest and south.

Figure Name: Photo 24e

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 35

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 5 (44.95843892 -114.35306562 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the northwest, and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest and south.

Figure Name: Photo 25a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 36

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 5 (44.95843892 -114.35306562 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the northwest, and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest and south.

Figure Name: Photo 25b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 36

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 5 (44.95843892 -114.35306562 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the northwest, and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest and south.

Figure Name: Photo 25c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 36

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 5 (44.95843892 -114.35306562 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the northwest, and west. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing southwest and south.

Figure Name: Photo 25d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 36

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 6 (44.95703604 -114.3534541 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north and east. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing east and southeast.

Figure Name: Photo 26a

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 37

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 6 (44.95703604 -114.3534541 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north and east. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing east and southeast.

Figure Name: Photo 26b

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 37

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 6 (44.95703604 -114.3534541 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north and east. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing east and southeast.

Figure Name: Photo 26c

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 37

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384

Photo of photo-point 6 (44.95703604 -114.3534541 NAD27) within the enclosed project area in the Panther Creek watershed located near Cabin Creek, 37 miles south of the confluence of Panther Creek, on October 18, 2011. The photos on the left from the top to bottom are viewing the north and east. The photos on the right from the top to bottom are viewing east and southeast.

Figure Name: Photo 26d

Document ID: P123936

Document: Salmon River Habitat Enhancement; 9/10 - 8/11

Page Number: 37

Project: 1994-050-00

Contract: 49384


Summary of Budgets

To view all expenditures for all fiscal years, click "Project Exp. by FY"

To see more detailed project budget information, please visit the "Project Budget" page

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2019 - FY2021)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2019 Capital $0 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Accord Extensions (Shoshone-Bannock Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2019 Expense $262,943 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Accord Extensions (Shoshone-Bannock Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2020 Capital $0 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Accord Extensions (Shoshone-Bannock Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2020 Expense $267,843 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Accord Extensions (Shoshone-Bannock Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2021 Capital $0 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Accord Extensions (Shoshone-Bannock Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2021 Expense $277,972 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Accord Extensions (Shoshone-Bannock Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018

Pending Budget Decision?  No


Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2020
Cost Share Partner Total Proposed Contribution Total Confirmed Contribution
There are no project cost share contributions to show.
Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
2013 (Draft)
2012 $18,250 8 %
2011 $58,095 20 %
2010
2009 $0 0 %
2008 $0 0 %
2007 $0 0 %

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
* "Total Contracted Amount" column includes contracted amount from both capital and expense components of the contract.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Total Contracted Amount Dates
227 REL 1 SOW Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 199405000 SALMON RIVER HABITAT ENHANCEMENT Terminated $283,537 9/1/1999 - 8/31/2001
6725 SOW Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1994-050-00 SALMON RIVER HABITAT History $718,868 9/1/2001 - 9/30/2004
19852 SOW Shoshone-Bannock Tribes PI 1994-050-00 PL SALMON RIVER HABITAT History $245,000 10/1/2004 - 9/30/2005
24593 SOW Shoshone-Bannock Tribes PI 1994-050-00 PL SALMON RIVER HABITAT ENHANCEMENT History $262,338 10/1/2005 - 11/30/2006
30750 SOW Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1994-050-00 EXP SALMON RIVER HABITAT ENHANCEMENT History $205,066 12/1/2006 - 12/31/2007
77111 REL 9 SOW Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1994-050-00 EXP SALMON RIVER HABITAT ENHANCEMENT Issued $465,267 9/4/2018 - 3/31/2020
CR-333466 SOW Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1994-050-00 EXP SALMON RIVER HABITAT ENHANCEMENT Pending $262,943 4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):16
Completed:10
On time:10
Status Reports
Completed:58
On time:16
Avg Days Late:15

Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
6725 19852, 24593, 30750, 36128, 39533, 43838, 49384, 54450, 58504, 62505, 66367, 69994, 74532, 77016, 77111 REL 9 1994-050-00 SALMON RIVER HABITAT Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 09/2001 09/2001 Pending 58 124 6 0 14 144 90.28% 7
Project Totals 58 124 6 0 14 144 90.28% 7


The table content is updated frequently and thus contains more recent information than what was in the original proposal reviewed by ISRP and Council.

Review: 2013 Geographic Category Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1994-050-00-NPCC-20131125
Project: 1994-050-00 - Salmon River Habitat Enhancement
Review: 2013 Geographic Category Review
Proposal: GEOREV-1994-050-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 11/5/2013
Recommendation: Implement with Conditions
Comments: Implement through FY 2018: See Programmatic Issue and Recommendation A for effectiveness monitoring.
Conditions:
Council Condition #1 Programmatic Issue: A. Implement Monitoring, and Evaluation at a Regional Scale—See Programmatic Issue and Recommendation A for effectiveness monitoring.

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1994-050-00-ISRP-20130610
Project: 1994-050-00 - Salmon River Habitat Enhancement
Review: 2013 Geographic Category Review
Proposal Number: GEOREV-1994-050-00
Completed Date: 6/12/2013
Final Round ISRP Date: 6/10/2013
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:

This proposal is primarily for CHaMP monitoring in the Yankee Fork Salmon River. The CHaMP monitoring protocols have been thoroughly reviewed elsewhere so there is no question these are appropriate. It appears that this work should be done. While the monitoring of habitat is worthwhile, the eventual goal is more fish. Where and how this objective is being monitored is not specified in the proposal.

For Deliverable 1: Increase habitat function and diversity within the Yankee Fork River System, the proposal was not effective in communicating to the ISRP those habitat restoration tasks developed through project 2002-059-00 (Yankee Fork Salmon River Restoration) to be implemented by project 1994-050-00.

The ISRP urges that in any future proposal the project sponsor develop clear links with a watershed assessment, well developed restoration alternatives, and specific strategies.

1. Purpose: Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

Significance to Regional Programs: The text is not particularly clear, but the linkage of work in the Yankee Fork Salmon River to the 2008 BiOp and Salmon River recovery plans is obvious. What is not discussed is the function the Yankee Fork might contribute to maintenance of independent populations of salmon or steelhead under the ESA versus improving habitat for improved post-release survival of hatchery production. In the 2012 LSRCP steelhead symposium, there was discussion of a plan to have increased hatchery steelhead releases in Yankee Fork. In the TRT analysis of spring Chinook, the Yankee Fork population is not required for delisting and its status with regard to introgression and replacement by Rapid River hatchery remains unresolved. In the Crystal Springs Hatchery Master Plan, the role that the Yankee Fork may serve in delisting was not resolved. The goal for natural production in Yankee Fork is not clearly integrated with hatchery production and harvest objectives.

Technical Background: The discussion in the problem statement does not provide the information the ISRP needs to understand the ecological and technical features of the proposed work. The technical background should establish a goal statement that is unambiguous in providing a guiding vision of project intent by articulating a desired end condition. The goal statement should be followed by objective statements, which should ultimately be specific, measurable, achievable, and time specific.

A summary of the Yankee Fork Technical Assessment completed by the BOR should be provided with an indication of the specific restoration elements being proposed reflect the watershed assessment including how watershed, reach, and site-specific limitations are being considered, alternatives evaluated, and life-stage survival and production gains anticipated from restoration actions.

Objectives: There are two objectives, both in reference to Yankee Fork: 1) increase habitat function and diversity, and 2) monitor status and trend and action effectiveness. The text under the TAURUS objectives appears backwards. Text for objective 1 applies to objective 2. The TAURUS objectives would be sufficient but should be expressed in the problem statement with tighter ties to steelhead and Chinook salmon populations.

In the objectives section of the proposal mention is made to a Master Plan. The plan should be cited, and attached to the proposal.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management (Evaluation of Results)

Accomplishments, Results:The major accomplishments were habitat restoration projects such as fencing streams to keep cattle away to protect riparian habitats.

It does not appear that any monitoring of the effectiveness of past work was done so that no before treatment snapshot of the habitat is available to compare to what happened after fencing. For example, have the exclosures been successful in keeping cattle out or improving riparian habitat?

Habitat or fish monitoring effort was reported in only 2011. It is not clear what portion of the budget, as a proxy for time and effort, was intended for monitoring versus habitat restoration in the 2007-2009 proposal. The ISRP review in 2006 recommended that all the effort be directed to monitoring.

No evaluation of the success of implementation was provided. Much of the work was in cooperation with other agencies and Trout Unlimited. The justification for the work performed is not provided, and any role beyond incidental labor is not clear. There is no indication of how the project staff was involved in the watershed assessments used to justify the actions to correct limiting factors. It is not clear that the work addressed the fundamental landscape features leading to compromised ecosystem function, that is, the cause rather than symptoms.

In future proposals, there is a need for the sponsors to clearly explain what work elements and deliverables were proposed for each year, and how those compare to what the staff actually accomplished during each year.

Annual reports have not been updated since November 2011.

Adaptive management: The sponsor recognizes the need to have habitat condition status and trends data collected in a robust design to provide guidance to evaluate the efficacy of past restoration projects and design future ones. To improve the field data, the sponsor is adopting the CHaMP protocol. For three years, CHaMP technical staff will be subcontracted to collect data in the Yankee Fork and train Shoshone-Bannock tribal staff. Shoshone-Bannock tribal staff will assume primary CHaMP collection after that period. There was no discussion of whether evaluation of past restoration projects has resulted in reconsideration of action alternatives.

Evaluation of Results

A brief summary of an irrigation diversion removal and fencing projects is provided. No assessment of success or failure is provided, nor is there discussion of how these activities have informed future habitat restoration project development. Because there is no comparison to annual statements of work, or to the 2007-2009 final proposal, it is not possible for the ISRP to judge whether the amount of work completed is reasonable.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions

Project Relationships:Adequate.

Emerging Limiting Factors: The sponsor recognizes that climate change is likely to alter the hydrograph in the Yankee Fork. Other potential factors, like increased or decreased recreational use of the Yankee Fork watershed, second home development, or future mining were not discussed.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

Past work has been livestock exclosure fencing, but the first deliverable is quite different with channel work, replanting, and restoring wetlands. Much of this part of this project is in support of Yankee Fork Habitat Restoration 2002-059-00. It is not established how much of the implementation is conducted by 1994-050-00 or whether this project is providing CHaMP monitoring for these listed actions. Deliverable 2 speaks to establishing the monitoring protocols, but it is not clear if all the sites are located in the Yankee Fork, or which projects are being targeted for before/after monitoring?

CHaMP Deliverable: The CHaMP pilot has been reviewed by the ISRP and is proceeding with broader implementation. It is appropriate that the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe adopt the CHaMP protocol in order to integrate with other habitat status and trend and effectiveness monitoring in the Columbia River basin.

The Habitat Restoration Deliverable could be more specific about restoration work to be accomplished and why the other YFSR projects need resources from 1994-050-00. In the 2007-2009 project review, the ISRP recommended that this project focus on monitoring. No explanation is provided on why habitat restoration continues to be included in the proposal. The budget through 2018 indicates that $400,000 will be allocated to habitat restoration and $800,000 to habitat status and trends monitoring. However, there is no explanation of what the funds will be used for and no justification for habitat restoration work based on summaries of assessments and consideration of alternatives in this proposal.


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Qualification #1 - Qualification #1
The Shoshone Bannock are developing an RME plan that the ISRP should review when complete. The RME plan should communicate what they expect to know after CHaMP is completed including what hypotheses are to be tested. The RME plan should also describe how fish monitoring will be accomplished and integrated with evaluations of steelhead and Chinook hatchery production effectiveness.
Qualification #2 - Qualification #2
Implementing Deliverable 1. Increase habitat function and diversity with the Yankee Fork River System is contingent upon a Meets Review Criteria recommendation for 2002-059-00, which has a Response Requested in the preliminary review.
First Round ISRP Date: 6/10/2013
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
First Round ISRP Comment:

This proposal is primarily for CHaMP monitoring in the Yankee Fork Salmon River. The CHaMP monitoring protocols have been thoroughly reviewed elsewhere so there is no question these are appropriate. It appears that this work should be done. While the monitoring of habitat is worthwhile, the eventual goal is more fish. Where and how this objective is being monitored is not specified in the proposal.

For Deliverable 1: Increase habitat function and diversity within the Yankee Fork River System, the proposal was not effective in communicating to the ISRP those habitat restoration tasks developed through project 2002-059-00 (Yankee Fork Salmon River Restoration) to be implemented by project 1994-050-00.

The ISRP urges that in any future proposal the project sponsor develop clear links with a watershed assessment, well developed restoration alternatives, and specific strategies.

1. Purpose: Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

Significance to Regional Programs: The text is not particularly clear, but the linkage of work in the Yankee Fork Salmon River to the 2008 BiOp and Salmon River recovery plans is obvious. What is not discussed is the function the Yankee Fork might contribute to maintenance of independent populations of salmon or steelhead under the ESA versus improving habitat for improved post-release survival of hatchery production. In the 2012 LSRCP steelhead symposium, there was discussion of a plan to have increased hatchery steelhead releases in Yankee Fork. In the TRT analysis of spring Chinook, the Yankee Fork population is not required for delisting and its status with regard to introgression and replacement by Rapid River hatchery remains unresolved. In the Crystal Springs Hatchery Master Plan, the role that the Yankee Fork may serve in delisting was not resolved. The goal for natural production in Yankee Fork is not clearly integrated with hatchery production and harvest objectives.

Technical Background: The discussion in the problem statement does not provide the information the ISRP needs to understand the ecological and technical features of the proposed work. The technical background should establish a goal statement that is unambiguous in providing a guiding vision of project intent by articulating a desired end condition. The goal statement should be followed by objective statements, which should ultimately be specific, measurable, achievable, and time specific.

A summary of the Yankee Fork Technical Assessment completed by the BOR should be provided with an indication of the specific restoration elements being proposed reflect the watershed assessment including how watershed, reach, and site-specific limitations are being considered, alternatives evaluated, and life-stage survival and production gains anticipated from restoration actions.

Objectives: There are two objectives, both in reference to Yankee Fork: 1) increase habitat function and diversity, and 2) monitor status and trend and action effectiveness. The text under the TAURUS objectives appears backwards. Text for objective 1 applies to objective 2. The TAURUS objectives would be sufficient but should be expressed in the problem statement with tighter ties to steelhead and Chinook salmon populations.

In the objectives section of the proposal mention is made to a Master Plan. The plan should be cited, and attached to the proposal.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management (Evaluation of Results)

Accomplishments, Results:The major accomplishments were habitat restoration projects such as fencing streams to keep cattle away to protect riparian habitats.

It does not appear that any monitoring of the effectiveness of past work was done so that no before treatment snapshot of the habitat is available to compare to what happened after fencing. For example, have the exclosures been successful in keeping cattle out or improving riparian habitat?

Habitat or fish monitoring effort was reported in only 2011. It is not clear what portion of the budget, as a proxy for time and effort, was intended for monitoring versus habitat restoration in the 2007-2009 proposal. The ISRP review in 2006 recommended that all the effort be directed to monitoring.

No evaluation of the success of implementation was provided. Much of the work was in cooperation with other agencies and Trout Unlimited. The justification for the work performed is not provided, and any role beyond incidental labor is not clear. There is no indication of how the project staff was involved in the watershed assessments used to justify the actions to correct limiting factors. It is not clear that the work addressed the fundamental landscape features leading to compromised ecosystem function, that is, the cause rather than symptoms.

In future proposals, there is a need for the sponsors to clearly explain what work elements and deliverables were proposed for each year, and how those compare to what the staff actually accomplished during each year.

Annual reports have not been updated since November 2011.

Adaptive management: The sponsor recognizes the need to have habitat condition status and trends data collected in a robust design to provide guidance to evaluate the efficacy of past restoration projects and design future ones. To improve the field data, the sponsor is adopting the CHaMP protocol. For three years, CHaMP technical staff will be subcontracted to collect data in the Yankee Fork and train Shoshone-Bannock tribal staff. Shoshone-Bannock tribal staff will assume primary CHaMP collection after that period. There was no discussion of whether evaluation of past restoration projects has resulted in reconsideration of action alternatives.

Evaluation of Results

A brief summary of an irrigation diversion removal and fencing projects is provided. No assessment of success or failure is provided, nor is there discussion of how these activities have informed future habitat restoration project development. Because there is no comparison to annual statements of work, or to the 2007-2009 final proposal, it is not possible for the ISRP to judge whether the amount of work completed is reasonable.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions

Project Relationships:Adequate.

Emerging Limiting Factors: The sponsor recognizes that climate change is likely to alter the hydrograph in the Yankee Fork. Other potential factors, like increased or decreased recreational use of the Yankee Fork watershed, second home development, or future mining were not discussed.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

Past work has been livestock exclosure fencing, but the first deliverable is quite different with channel work, replanting, and restoring wetlands. Much of this part of this project is in support of Yankee Fork Habitat Restoration 2002-059-00. It is not established how much of the implementation is conducted by 1994-050-00 or whether this project is providing CHaMP monitoring for these listed actions. Deliverable 2 speaks to establishing the monitoring protocols, but it is not clear if all the sites are located in the Yankee Fork, or which projects are being targeted for before/after monitoring?

CHaMP Deliverable: The CHaMP pilot has been reviewed by the ISRP and is proceeding with broader implementation. It is appropriate that the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe adopt the CHaMP protocol in order to integrate with other habitat status and trend and effectiveness monitoring in the Columbia River basin.

The Habitat Restoration Deliverable could be more specific about restoration work to be accomplished and why the other YFSR projects need resources from 1994-050-00. In the 2007-2009 project review, the ISRP recommended that this project focus on monitoring. No explanation is provided on why habitat restoration continues to be included in the proposal. The budget through 2018 indicates that $400,000 will be allocated to habitat restoration and $800,000 to habitat status and trends monitoring. However, there is no explanation of what the funds will be used for and no justification for habitat restoration work based on summaries of assessments and consideration of alternatives in this proposal.


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Modified by Dal Marsters on 6/12/2013 9:33:45 AM.
Documentation Links:
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1994-050-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1994-050-00 - Salmon River Habitat Enhancement
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: ISRP fundable in part. Remove habitat restoration work, and Bear Valley Creek monitoring and evaluation (per ISRP recommendation)

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1994-050-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1994-050-00 - Salmon River Habitat Enhancement
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria - In Part
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This proposal is actually two proposals in one cover that would be better separated into different proposals. The ISRP recommends that only the monitoring component of this proposal is fundable, with the exception of that in Bear Valley Creek.

The sponsors are strongly acknowledged for past monitoring and its contribution to new proposed projects, even if they are not justified as submitted. These proposed projects on Slate and Smiley Creeks address diffuse sediment/flow problems that are difficult to attack and probably of medium priority. Fine sediment in both creeks is high but no convincing evidence is given in the proposal or response that stabilizing two reaches of bank is the best approach. The justification cites the Subbasin Plan and the Sawtooth National Forest Plan. In fact, both mention a need to reduce sediment input, but the latter especially identifies grazing management as the most needed change. Reviewers recommend passive restoration over any "hard" approaches. The proposed projects in Slate and Smiley Creeks are not fundable.

Project sponsors have submitted a reasonable argument for continuing the monitoring effort, but the Bear Valley Creek monitoring has run its course, and is no longer justified. It is stated that the Bear Valley experience will provide guidance for similar projects elsewhere. The argument that higher fish densities are associated with low fines must also acknowledge that low densities also occurred at low fines. Overall results are inconclusive, and it appears that project impacts have stabilized and there is no new information about project impacts to be gained from further monitoring here.

In the case of the other monitoring, the relatively long run of data would, at first glance, suggest that perhaps they have monitored long enough, but explaining the influences of events such as floods and changes in land and water use justify continuing this monitoring well into the future. There is reason now to monitor actual focal species as well as proxies, even though out-of-basin effects persist. Adaptive management is not directly addressed, but should be. One case is noted in which data collection was discontinued when not useful, but use of monitoring data to improve projects is not explicit.

Reporting to Streamnet and intent to publish in open literature is evident. Substantially improved communication and collaboration with other projects is apparent. The narrative demonstrates close integration with projects, past, present and upcoming, under various sponsorships, not just BPA, and at varied scale. They should investigate linking up with the Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program (ISEMP) project #200301700 that is doing work in the Upper Salmon.
Documentation Links:

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1994-050-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1994-050-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 3 - Does not appear reasonable
Comment: M&E on existing enhanced salmon habitat areas and proposed areas for enhancement; other entities (FS, BLM, mining company) may be authorized/required to conduct M&E work. Consider whether FS portions covered by FS-BPA MOU.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1994-050-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1994-050-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Chad Colter Supervisor Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Israel Duran Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
Jennifer Lord Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Steven Campbell Project Lead Shoshone-Bannock Tribes