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Project Summary

Project 1997-051-00 - Yakima Basin Side Channels Land Acquisition
Project Number:
1997-051-00
Title:
Yakima Basin Side Channels Land Acquisition
Summary:
The Yakima Side Channels Project is a fish habitat acquisition program. Habitat acquisition criteria includes a willing seller, land characterized by connected or restorable floodplain, prime spawning and/or rearing habitat, and critical habitat for listed Mid-Columbia steelhead. Preference is given to properties that have a water right, and/or are adjacent to protected lands.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Yakama Confederated Tribes (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2001
Ending FY:
2032
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Yakima 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
Chinook - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
Coho - Lower Columbia River ESU (threatened)
Coho - Unspecified Population
Lamprey, Pacific
Steelhead - Middle Columbia River DPS (threatened)
Trout, Rainbow
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None

Priority Reaches

Figure Name: Map 1

Document ID: 00004339-2

Document: Yakima River Basin Side Channels Project

Page Number: 5

Project: 1997-051-00

Contract: 4339


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 *
FY2016 (Previous) $1,042,717 $1,676,499 $2,499,715 $1,385,465 $1,526,475

Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama $1,676,499 $2,499,715 $1,385,465 $1,526,475
FY2017 (Current) $1,026,458 $2,300,302 $1,477,086 $2,508,181 $1,629,601

Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama $2,300,302 $1,477,086 $2,508,181 $1,629,601
FY2018 (Next) $1,488,403 $1,488,403 $0 $83,155 $0

Post 2018 – Yakama $1,488,403 $0 $83,155 $0
Capital SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2016 (Previous) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2017 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2018 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

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

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2016 - FY2018)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2016 Expense $1,000,000 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Fish Accord Review 05/02/2008
FY2016 Expense $188,686 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Fish Accord project COLA 11/21/2008
FY2016 Expense $175,093 To: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama YN (1988-120-25) adjustment of 4/11/12 decision 01/10/2013
FY2016 Expense $380,000 To: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama YN Adjustments (Changes to FY13) 03/22/2013
FY2016 Expense $262,124 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama YN-Move YKFP Habitat work from 1988-120-25 to 1997-051-00 04/03/2014
FY2016 Expense $147,000 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama YN Accord Budget Adjustments 6/30/15 07/01/2015
FY2016 Expense $1,125,000 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Budget Transfers (land projects) 10/19/2015 10/22/2015
FY2016 Expense $200,000 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Budget Transfers (Yakama) 11/30/2015 12/18/2015
FY2016 Expense $540 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Budget Transfers (YN, WS, Idaho) 8/24/2016 08/24/2016
FY2016 Expense $691,758 To: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Budget Transfers (**Various**) 11/30/2016 12/01/2016
FY2017 Expense $1,000,000 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Fish Accord Review 05/02/2008
FY2017 Expense $218,403 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Fish Accord project COLA 11/21/2008
FY2017 Expense $246,000 To: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama YN adjust FY08 budget for 1988-115-35 (5/16/11) 05/16/2011
FY2017 Expense $175,094 To: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama YN (1988-120-25) adjustment of 4/11/12 decision 01/10/2013
FY2017 Expense $189,715 To: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama YN Adjustments (Changes to FY13) 03/22/2013
FY2017 Expense $268,678 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama YN-Move YKFP Habitat work from 1988-120-25 to 1997-051-00 04/03/2014
FY2017 Expense $125,000 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama YN Accord Budget Adjustments 6/30/15 07/01/2015
FY2017 Expense $21,944 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Budget Transfers (Yakama) 11/30/2015 12/18/2015
FY2017 Expense $200,000 To: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Budget Transfers (Yakama) 11/30/2015 12/18/2015
FY2017 Expense $203,242 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Budget Transfers (YN, WS, Idaho) 8/24/2016 08/24/2016
FY2017 Expense $691,758 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Budget Transfers (**Various**) 11/30/2016 12/01/2016
FY2017 Expense $69,335 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Budget Transfers (YN) 3/9/2017 03/09/2017
FY2017 Expense $512,751 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Budget Transfers (YN) 3/9/2017 03/09/2017
FY2018 Expense $1,488,403 From: Post 2018 – Yakama FY18 Initial Planning Budgets (WS, CTUIR, YN, CRITFC, CCT, ID) 2/10/2017 02/13/2017

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

FY2016 0 %
FY2015 0 %
FY2014 0 %
FY2013 0 %
FY2012 0 %
FY2011 0 %
FY2010 0 %
FY2009 16 %
FY2008 3 %
FY2007 2 %
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
4339 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-051-00 YAKIMA RIVR SIDE CHANNELS History $377,641 4/4/2001 - 7/23/2004
4361 SOW Applied Archaeological Research CULTURAL SURVEY FOR YAKIMA RIVER SIDE CHANNEL PROJECTS History $2,855 4/9/2001 - 7/15/2001
4840 SOW Nature Conservancy 1997-051-00 YAKIMA BASIN SIDE CHANNELS History $25,885 4/1/2001 - 9/30/2002
5489 SOW Don Wilton Surveying 1997-051-00, SURVEYING SERVICES FOR YAKIMA RIVER SIDE CHANNELS History $14,916 8/9/2001 - 8/8/2002
9467 SOW Don Wilton Surveying 1997-051-00 SURVEYING SERVICES FOR YAKIMA RIVER SIDE CHANNELS History $11,845 6/27/2001 - 11/30/2002
592 REL 6 SOW Eastern Washington University CULTURAL RESOURCES - YAKIMA RIVER SIDE CHANNELS History $1,300 6/16/2000 - 9/30/2001
BPA-004355 Bonneville Power Administration T.O. for Pre-Acquisition Work Active $372,482 10/1/2007 - 9/30/2008
BPA-004607 Bonneville Power Administration Yakima Side Channels : T.O. for Pre-Acq Work/Land Acquisitions Active $52,662 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2009
BPA-004966 Bonneville Power Administration Yakima Side Channels TBL T. O. pre acquisition activities Active $205,314 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2010
BPA-005578 Bonneville Power Administration Yakima Basin Side Channels Active $3,075,374 10/1/2010 - 9/30/2011
BPA-005590 Bonneville Power Administration TBL Task Order Active $8,670 10/1/2006 - 9/30/2007
BPA-006212 Bonneville Power Administration Yakima Basin Side Channels Active $17,842 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
BPA-006770 Bonneville Power Administration FY13 Yakima Side Channel acquisitions Active $13,202 10/1/2012 - 9/30/2013
BPA-007555 Bonneville Power Administration FY14 (Yakima Side Channels) Land Acquisitions Active $15,060 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2014
BPA-008237 Bonneville Power Administration TBL Work/Land - Yakima Basin Side Channels Active $8,056 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015
BPA-008569 Bonneville Power Administration FY16 TBL Realty Services / Land Acquisition Active $271,214 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2016
56662 REL 98 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-051-00 EXP YAKIMA BASIN SIDE CHANNELS Issued $2,228,501 3/1/2016 - 2/28/2018
BPA-009459 Bonneville Power Administration FY17 Land Acquisitions & TBL Task Orders Active $895,000 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):2
Completed:1
On time:1
Status Reports
Completed:12
On time:2
Avg Days Late:12

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
BPA-005590 TBL Task Order Bonneville Power Administration 10/2006 10/2006 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-004355 T.O. for Pre-Acquisition Work Bonneville Power Administration 10/2007 10/2007 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-004607 Yakima Side Channels : T.O. for Pre-Acq Work/Land Acquisitions Bonneville Power Administration 10/2008 10/2008 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-004966 Yakima Side Channels TBL T. O. pre acquisition activities Bonneville Power Administration 10/2009 10/2009 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-005578 Yakima Basin Side Channels Bonneville Power Administration 10/2010 10/2010 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-006212 Yakima Basin Side Channels Bonneville Power Administration 10/2011 10/2011 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-006770 FY13 Yakima Side Channel acquisitions Bonneville Power Administration 10/2012 10/2012 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-007555 FY14 (Yakima Side Channels) Land Acquisitions Bonneville Power Administration 10/2013 10/2013 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008237 TBL Work/Land - Yakima Basin Side Channels Bonneville Power Administration 10/2014 10/2014 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008569 FY16 TBL Realty Services / Land Acquisition Bonneville Power Administration 10/2015 10/2015 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-009459 FY17 Land Acquisitions & TBL Task Orders Bonneville Power Administration 10/2016 10/2016 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Review: 2013 Geographic Category Review

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1997-051-00-ISRP-20130610
Project: 1997-051-00 - Yakima Basin Side Channels Land Acquisition
Review: 2013 Geographic Category Review
Proposal Number: GEOREV-1997-051-00
Completed Date: 9/26/2013
Final Round ISRP Date: 8/15/2013
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:

The ISRP appreciated the detailed response to concerns raised during the review. The response was helpful in clarifying some items. As with other YN projects, links to monitoring need to be strengthened.

The main thrust of this project is land acquisition and protection, and the proposal includes a table listing some 20 properties acquired since 1998. Another table identifies several dozen offreservation fish habitat restoration projects, listing fish limiting factors addressed and project objectives. Biological results were not indicated. The statement is made that the YKFP Ecological Interaction Team (WDFW Ellensburg) is continuing to collect data that may prove definitively that the work is meaningful.

First Round ISRP Date: 6/10/2013
First Round ISRP Rating: Response Requested
First Round ISRP Comment:

The ISRP requests that the sponsors provide more details about the techniques used for producing the deliverables identified in the proposal. These details should be written into the proposal.

After the site visits and presentation by sponsors, the ISRP is supportive of the overall program, but the proposal does not present enough details. The ISRP suggests a better development of monitoring response before and after projects is needed. The ISRP would like the sponsors to identify monitoring data for the whole basin and provide those links in the proposal as a minimum for providing monitoring data.

The ISRP also requests that the sponsors provide maps showing location of sites selected to produce deliverables, especially for lands sought for purchase. For instance, the sponsors need to justify that these land purchases are important given direction from the Steelhead Recovery Plan.

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

The introduction should be revised to provide a more clear description of the project. Maps and descriptions of the location and setting are needed. For example, "In addition, the greater habitat picture in the Yakima Basin (formerly part of Project 198812025) necessarily includes all land and water affecting fish, thus land owned by non-willing sellers must be considered in the spectrum of habitat work, along with fish-bearing water regardless of adjacent ownership." What is the meaning of this statement? Can land be acquired from non-willing sellers?

Another example where the meaning was not clear to reviewers is the following, "All these activities are supported by the Yakima-Klickitat Fisheries Program, thus supported by BPA, thus supported by the Yakima Subbasin Plan, etc."

The proposal identified 2 objectives: Prevent further floodplain development; facilitate natural processes that remain (OBJ-1) ("Purchase of floodplain allows natural floodplain processes to continue while curbing development that reduces floodplain complexity en route to near-term profit") and: Improve tributary rearing and spawning habitat (OBJ-2).

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

Accomplishments are listed in an impressive success table that includes acres protected. The ISRP would like an additional table that provides an estimate of what proportion of the total effort needed that these accomplishments constitute. That is, are we 1% done, 10% done, or some other percentage?

The list of projects off-reservation is useful. One project in particular requires further explanation. The objective for the Holmes Habitat Restoration action is so inclusive that specific restoration actions are unclear. More details are needed, especially with reference to "Fix the world."

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

The identification of emerging limiting factors is not adequate. The proposal mentions several existing and long standing limiting factors but consideration of how the project could respond to factors such as climate change, toxics and contaminants, and increasing pressure from invasive species would be very useful.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

The deliverables are clearly associated with objectives. The description of metrics used is not adequate to relate project deliverables with a positive influence on fish. The ISRP requests that the sponsors further explain how project actions will lead to increased fish abundance, productivity, diversity, or spatial distribution.

Modified by Dal Marsters on 9/26/2013 3:26:39 PM.
Documentation Links:
  • Proponent Response (7/10/2013)

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1997-051-00-NPCC-20131125
Project: 1997-051-00 - Yakima Basin Side Channels Land Acquisition
Review: 2013 Geographic Category Review
Proposal: GEOREV-1997-051-00
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.
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1997-051-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1997-051-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 2 - May be reasonable
Comment: Acquisition of floodplain habitat; assume in mitigation for FCRPS; assume development of MOA to address mutual roles responsibilities.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1997-051-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1997-051-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1997-051-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1997-051-00 - Yakima Basin Side Channels Land Acquisition
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 project focuses on how the Yakima Side Channels project will complete protection of approximately 1,024 acres of high quality salmonid habitat using conservation easements and acquisition as the conservation tools. The sponsors have a history of success in this important effort.

The project history is well described. Principles that have guided project direction are clearly listed. The potential benefits to fish are clearly identified. Monitoring programs are in place by other agencies. It is not clear from this proposal where the data and metadata are stored. The responsibility for conveying results pertaining to fish seems to reside with others, but this is not well explained.

The protocol for land acquisition is described and seems reasonable, but no effort to tie the acquisition directly to fish/wildlife populations is provided. Evidence that upstream effects have been considered in prioritizing purchases should be more clearly provided in the future. The proposal would be strengthened if measurable objectives were presented in more detail rather than in general statements about recovery from impacts and land acquisition metrics.

Proposed information transfer is limited to communication with resource agencies, land trusts and other interested parties. It would be beneficial if successes and lessons learned concerning effective acquisition strategies could be shared with others in the region involved with protection of salmonid habitat.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1997-051-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1997-051-00 - Yakima Basin Side Channels Land Acquisition
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Funding for work element #6. Acquisitions should go through within-year request process.

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Mel Sampson Supervisor Yakama Confederated Tribes
Adrienne Wilson Administrative Contact Yakama Confederated Tribes
Scott Nicolai Project Lead Yakama Confederated Tribes
Peter Lofy Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Katey Grange Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Shirley Alvarado Administrative Contact Yakama Confederated Tribes
Kelly Clayton Technical Contact Yakama Confederated Tribes
Michelle O'Malley Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Jennifer Snyder Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Lisa Renan Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Elisabeth Bowers Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration