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Project Summary

Project 1996-077-03 - Restore Fishing To Bear Creek
Project Number:
1996-077-03
Title:
Restore Fishing To Bear Creek
Summary:
This is a holistic watershed restoration project targeting anadromous and resident fish in the upper Lochsa Drainage Basin. Project work focuses on reducing sedimentation, reconnecting habitat, and reducing water temperature in fish bearing tributaries of the Upper Lochsa River. Implementation includes road removal, road improvement, culvert replacement, and weed treatment. Focal species are spring chinook, ESA listed Snake River Steelhead, ESA bull trout, and all wildlife.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe)
Starting FY:
1996
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Clearwater 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
All Anadromous Fish
All Anadromous Salmonids
Bass, Largemouth
Bass, Smallmouth
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Freshwater Mussels
Kokanee
OBSOLETE-Carp, Common
OBSOLETE-Catfish
OBSOLETE-Crappie, Black
OBSOLETE-Perch, Yellow
OBSOLETE-Pikeminnow, Northern
OBSOLETE-Trout, Brown
Trout, Brook
Trout, Bull (threatened)
Trout, Interior Redband
Trout, Rainbow
Whitefish, Mountain
Wildlife
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

Location of Analysis Area.

Figure Name: Figure 1

Document ID: 00023606-1

Document: Watershed Restoration in the Upper Lochsa River Basin

Page Number: 5

Project: 1996-077-03

Contract: 23606

Detail of the 5th order watershed that comprise the Analysis Area.

Figure Name: Figure 2

Document ID: 00023606-1

Document: Watershed Restoration in the Upper Lochsa River Basin

Page Number: 6

Project: 1996-077-03

Contract: 23606

Full recontour - Before excavator

Figure Name: Figure 3a

Document ID: 00023606-1

Document: Watershed Restoration in the Upper Lochsa River Basin

Page Number: 9

Project: 1996-077-03

Contract: 23606

Full recontour - After work

Figure Name: Figure 3b

Document ID: 00023606-1

Document: Watershed Restoration in the Upper Lochsa River Basin

Page Number: 9

Project: 1996-077-03

Contract: 23606

Road Improvement (slump repair) in Wendover-Badger.

Figure Name: Figure 4

Document ID: 00023606-1

Document: Watershed Restoration in the Upper Lochsa River Basin

Page Number: 11

Project: 1996-077-03

Contract: 23606

Setting up transects with exclosures.

Figure Name: Figure 5

Document ID: 00023606-1

Document: Watershed Restoration in the Upper Lochsa River Basin

Page Number: 15

Project: 1996-077-03

Contract: 23606

Excavator Operator uses bucket to drag duff from undisturbed area above decommissioned road onto the decommissioned road.

Figure Name: Figure 6

Document ID: 00023606-1

Document: Watershed Restoration in the Upper Lochsa River Basin

Page Number: 17

Project: 1996-077-03

Contract: 23606

Vegetation transplanted by excavator along stream crossing.

Figure Name: Figure 7

Document ID: 00023606-1

Document: Watershed Restoration in the Upper Lochsa River Basin

Page Number: 17

Project: 1996-077-03

Contract: 23606

Native slash placed by excavator along a decommissioned road.

Figure Name: Figure 8

Document ID: 00023606-1

Document: Watershed Restoration in the Upper Lochsa River Basin

Page Number: 18

Project: 1996-077-03

Contract: 23606

Goats along an obliterated road in Parachute Creek.

Figure Name: Figure 10

Document ID: 00023606-1

Document: Watershed Restoration in the Upper Lochsa River Basin

Page Number: 21

Project: 1996-077-03

Contract: 23606


Summary of Budgets

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

Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2017 (Previous) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2018 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2019 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Sep-2017

No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

FY2010 0 %
FY2009 0 %
FY2008 0 %
FY2007 0 %
Fiscal Year Cost Share Partner Total Proposed
Contribution
Total Confirmed
Contribution

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
4505 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 199607703 PROTECT & RESTORE THE BEAR TO FISHING CREEK WATERSHEDS History $1,620,545 1/1/2001 - 5/31/2005
23606 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 1996 077 03 PROTECT AND RESTORE FISHING TO BEAR CR ANALYSIS AREA History $368,746 6/1/2005 - 5/31/2006
27779 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 1996 077 03 BEAR CREEK WATERSHED RESTORATION History $364,346 6/1/2006 - 5/31/2007



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):2
Completed:2
On time:2
Status Reports
Completed:9
On time:2
Avg Days Late:21

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
4505 23606, 27779 199607703 PROTECT & RESTORE THE BEAR TO FISHING CREEK WATERSHEDS Nez Perce Tribe 01/2001 01/2001 History 9 33 0 0 4 37 89.19% 0
Project Totals 9 33 0 0 4 37 89.19% 0


Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1996-077-03-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1996-077-03
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Road decommissioning, culvert removal, erosion control; assume it occurs on National Forest lands and is covered by BPA-FS MOU.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1996-077-03-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1996-077-03
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1996-077-03-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1996-077-03 - Restore Fishing To Bear Creek
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This proposal is for road decommissioning and culvert removal in a context of declining fish numbers. The data on results, taken from sources outside the project, are the sort of material that ISRP expected to see in the original proposal narrative.

The response addressed the issues raised by the ISRP in their preliminary review of this project. At issue remains the need to develop an acceptable biological monitoring effort in this project. The nature of the habitat rehabilitation is arguably difficult to adapt to a treatment and control approach and a fish response, given that this work deals primarily with road deactivation, culvert improvement, and some riparian work. Nonetheless, consideration should be given to selection of stream and tributary sections that might act as treatment and control areas.

The ISRP recognizes that some assistance may be required to establish this type of investigation, and this may not be an ideal area for such research. However, given that this area is also part of intensive supplementation studies, and that parr monitoring occurs within the related project 199107300, some attempt at development of a monitoring and assessment framework seems possible. Funding should be contingent on making this attempt. The response included some data on steelhead and Chinook redds, and juvenile densities, which served to indicate that with further analysis and comparison (e.g., estimates of parr density/spawner), a monitoring program is possible, and one that is much needed for the basin.

For full comments on "restore and protect" type projects, please see heading "General comments concerning Nez Perce Tribe proposals to protect and restore various watersheds" at the beginning of the ISRP comments on project # 199607702, Protect & Restore Lolo Creek Watershed.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1996-077-03-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1996-077-03 - Restore Fishing To Bear Creek
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: This project Merged To 2007-395-00 effective on 7/2/2007
Relationship Description: All work & budgets from projects 1996-077-03, 2002-074-00 and 2007-255-00. This new combined effort will follow the ISRPs recommendations of integrated weed control and management.


Name Role Organization
Rebecca Lloyd (Inactive) Project Lead Nez Perce Tribe
David Kaplowe Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Kimberly St Hilaire (Inactive) Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
David Forestieri Technical Contact Nez Perce Tribe
Jeremi Syron (Inactive) Technical Contact Nez Perce Tribe
Paul Krueger (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration