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Project Summary

Project 1998-018-00 - John Day Watershed Restoration

Please Note: This project is the product of one or more merges and/or splits from other projects. Historical data automatically included here are limited to the current project and previous generation (the “parent” projects) only. The Project Relationships section details the nature of the relationships between this project and the previous generation. To learn about the complete ancestry of this project, please review the Project Relationships section on the Project Summary page of each parent project.

Project Number:
1998-018-00
Title:
John Day Watershed Restoration
Summary:
See Contract description
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (Tribe)
Starting FY:
1998
Ending FY:
2032
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau John Day 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
All Anadromous Fish
All Anadromous Salmonids
Bass, Smallmouth
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Freshwater Mussels
OBSOLETE-Carp, Common
OBSOLETE-Catfish
OBSOLETE-Pikeminnow, Northern
Trout, Brook
Trout, Bull (threatened)
Trout, Interior Redband
Trout, Rainbow
Wildlife
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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Juniper encroachment in the John Day Basin.

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Juniper Cutting at Holliday Castle Creek site

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Water Development for Wildlife and Livestock Use.

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Installation of Off-Channel water developments.

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Installation of Off-Channel water developments.

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Planted Cuttings along the Middle Fork John Day River

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Young trees Planted in the Native Plants Nursery at the Forrest Mainstem Property.

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Prior to construction with push up diversion installed.

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Smith Diversion During construction summer of 2006

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Smith Diversion During construction summer of 2006

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Smith Diversion Post construction showing fish passage slot located in middle of stream channel.

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Smith Diversion Post construction showing fish passage slot located in middle of stream channel.

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Document: 2006 Annual Report

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Bacuum diversion installed prior to replacement.

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Bacuum diversion installed prior to replacement.

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Photos of construction showing passage during construction.

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Photos of construction showing passage during construction.

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Photos of construction showing passage during construction.

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Diversion with passage ladder installed during irrigation season, post construction and replacement of previous push-up diversion.

Figure Name: Overview-Photo 6a

Document ID: P103767

Document: 2006 Annual Report

Page Number: 28

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Diversion with passage ladder installed during irrigation season, post construction and replacement of previous push-up diversion.

Figure Name: Overview-Photo 6b

Document ID: P103767

Document: 2006 Annual Report

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Chandler Diversion prior to replacement.

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Contract: 26506

Chandler Diversion prior to replacement.

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During Construction of the Chandler

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During Construction of the Chandler

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During final construction – passage on near side.

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Post construction of Chandler Diversion.

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Emmel prior to replacement

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Post replacement

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Post replacement

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Lawrence pre construction – limited passage.

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Lawrence pre construction – limited passage.

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During construction – shows minimal bank disturbance.

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During construction – shows minimal bank disturbance.

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Finished project – passage for all life stages.

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Finished project – passage for all life stages.

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Document: 2006 Annual Report

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Project: 1998-018-00

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Mike Smith Lower Diversion - Prior to installation of fish friendly diversion structure.

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Document ID: P103767

Document: 2006 Annual Report

Page Number: 32

Project: 1998-018-00

Contract: 26506

Mike Smith Lower Diversion - Prior to installation of fish friendly diversion structure.

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Document ID: P103767

Document: 2006 Annual Report

Page Number: 32

Project: 1998-018-00

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Mike Smith Lower Diversion - Diversion of water on far side during construction.

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Document: 2006 Annual Report

Page Number: 33

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Mike Smith Lower Diversion - Minimal flows through site during construction, sediment barriers in place down stream of project.

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Post construction at Smith lower diversion.

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Post construction at Smith lower diversion.

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Roberts Creek Prior to construction.

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Roberts Creek Prior to construction.

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Roberts Creek during Construction and stabilization of head cut.

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Roberts Creek during Construction and stabilization of head cut.

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Roberts Creek - Post construction and during winter flows.

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Roberts Creek - Post construction and during winter flows.

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South Reynolds Ditch - No passage during installation of this push up diversion.

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South Reynolds Ditch - No passage during installation of this push up diversion.

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Document: 2006 Annual Report

Page Number: 35

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South Reynolds Ditch - Sediment at minimal bank disturbance also minimal with the installation of these type fish friendly diversions.

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Document ID: P103767

Document: 2006 Annual Report

Page Number: 35

Project: 1998-018-00

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South Reynolds Ditch - Sediment at minimal bank disturbance also minimal with the installation of these type fish friendly diversions.

Figure Name: Overview-Photo 24b

Document ID: P103767

Document: 2006 Annual Report

Page Number: 35

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Contract: 26506

South Reynolds Ditch - Full passage post construction.

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Contract: 26506

South Reynolds Ditch - Full passage post construction.

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Document ID: P103767

Document: 2006 Annual Report

Page Number: 35

Project: 1998-018-00

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Butte Creek Culvert #1 - Pre Replacement, Collapsed and high velocity.

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Document ID: P103767

Document: 2006 Annual Report

Page Number: 36

Project: 1998-018-00

Contract: 26506

Butte Creek Culvert #1 - Post Replacement

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Butte Creek Culvert #2 - Pre Replacement, Perched Culvert

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Butte Creek Culvert #2 - Post Replacement

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Document ID: P103767

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Butte Creek Culvert #3 - Pre replacement, skewed, high velocities, perched.

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Document: 2006 Annual Report

Page Number: 38

Project: 1998-018-00

Contract: 26506

Butte Creek Culvert #3 - Post Replacement

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Butte Creek Culvert #4 - Pre replacement - Perched, shallow jump pool

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Document ID: P103767

Document: 2006 Annual Report

Page Number: 39

Project: 1998-018-00

Contract: 26506

Butte Creek Culvert #4 - Post Construction

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Document ID: P103767

Document: 2006 Annual Report

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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) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Fish Accord - LRT - Warm Springs $0 $0 $0 $0
FY2017 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Fish Accord - LRT - Warm Springs $0 $0 $0 $0
FY2018 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $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 28-Feb-2017

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2016 - FY2018)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2016 Expense $0 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Warm Springs Fish Accord Review 05/02/2008
FY2017 Expense $0 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Warm Springs Fish Accord Review 05/02/2008

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

FY2016 0 %
FY2015 0 %
FY2014 0 %
FY2013 0 %
FY2012 0 %
FY2011 0 %
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.
Capital Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
4282 SOW Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 1998-018-00 INSTALL IRRIGATION DITCH DIVERSIONS History $1,707,204 4/2/2001 - 1/31/2005
21629 SOW Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs PI 1998-018-00 JOHN DAY WATERSHED RESTORATION History $727,768 2/1/2005 - 1/31/2006
26506 SOW Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 199801800 CAP JOHN DAY WATERSHED RESTORATION History $600,000 2/1/2006 - 1/31/2007



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):2
Completed:2
On time:2
Status Reports
Completed:8
On time:4
Avg Days Late:23

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
4282 21629, 26506 1998-018-00 INSTALL IRRIGATION DITCH DIVERSIONS Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 04/2001 04/2001 History 8 56 0 0 4 60 93.33% 0
Project Totals 13 81 0 0 31 112 72.32% 0


Historical from: 1998-017-00
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
6257 26818 1998-017-00 GRAVEL PUSH-UP DAM REMOVAL Monument Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 08/2001 08/2001 History 5 25 0 0 27 52 48.08% 0
Project Totals 13 81 0 0 31 112 72.32% 0


Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1998-018-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1998-018-00
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: Multiple watershed restoration activities; multiple other entities authorized/required to perform; need confirmation that screening or other criteria ensures that BPA not funding activities others are required to perform; need confirmation that cost share is adequate.
Assessment Number: 2007-365-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-365-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Another entity authorized/required (FS roads), assume covered by BPA-FS MOU.
Assessment Number: 1998-017-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1998-017-00
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: Fish screening or other passage alternatives for private irrigation facilities/push up dams in creeks; irrigators authorized/required to perform; are BPA funds being used to provide screens or other facilities that are required/have been ordered to replace/upgrade their screens?

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1998-018-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1998-018-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None
Assessment Number: 2007-365-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-365-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None
Assessment Number: 1998-017-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1998-017-00
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: 1998-018-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1998-018-00 - John Day Watershed Restoration
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 would benefit from a program level review with a site visit following, perhaps, distribution of a ten-year summary report in 2008 of their biological and physical habitat results.

The explanation for priority setting and reference to priorities in the Subbasin Plan is brief but reasonable. The sponsors go beyond just prioritization by opportunity. Their prioritization process works out two ways: they evaluate projects that come forward against their prioritization, and they actively pursue actions in priority areas. Nevertheless, this project was hard to review because many of the proposed actions aren't well described and by the next review cycle, those actions will have been implemented. A more explicit description of the criteria used to prioritize projects would be beneficial and should be documented by the next review cycle. A flow chart describing proposed activities from prioritization to monitoring to adaptive management would be helpful.

The sponsors provided sound bites of results but didn't provide the data or graphs supporting the results. Although this is a good first step, the ISRP is in the position to have to take these statements at face value. Some context should be added to the data. The sponsors can make more of the data that they do have. They should incorporate better reporting in their next annual report.

Much of the proposal's focus is for benefits to the range system, with some benefits to fish; however, this is a balanced approach for activities ongoing in the John Day Basin. Objectives as taken from the Subbasin Plan are reasonable, but in future the sponsors should make more effort to include these and priority areas in their proposal in measurable form.

The response to why detailed information is not available on all work elements (projects in development) was somewhat reasonable, provided that there is some mechanism for review of work plans as they are developed. However, even in the development stage, projects should have relevant design detail to report. Research design can't be only opportunistic.

Narrative summaries of biological outcomes of ongoing work were presented. These would have enhanced the proposal and should have been included with supporting data and interpretive evaluation. The project should routinely monitor and report these types of response measures. Much more emphasis should be given to the analysis and interpretation of these indicators in future proposals.
Documentation Links:
Assessment Number: 2007-365-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-365-00 - Canyon Creek Culvert Replacements
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Response Requested
Final Round ISRP Comment:
Canyon Creek passage improvements are a high priority in the subbasin plan. Steelhead (mid Columbia ESU), spring Chinook (mid-Columbia ESU), interior redband trout and westslope cutthroat are all likely to realize long-term benefits from expanded spawning and rearing habitat. It is stated in the proposal that the culverts are partial barriers to adults and complete barriers to juveniles, but no data, even a cursory analysis showing that, is provided. Although this may be a worthwhile project, there is no evidence of even a preliminary fisheries assessment indicating the extent of the passage problem. It would not be expensive for the Forest Service to conduct a brief, straightforward evaluation verifying that a problem exists and to what extent. These data could become the "before" component of an effectiveness monitoring plan, currently lacking.

Even some information explaining the nature of the culvert, the height of the drop, and literature indicating the likelihood of a problem would help. The lack of a fisheries participant in this proposal showed in the choice of only general fisheries references and lack of any fisheries data from this site or elsewhere that could justify this expenditure. A response is needed with problems and benefits more clearly documented, and detail on what will be monitored and how. Methods seem reasonable and appropriate, but broader data sharing is needed.
Documentation Links:
Assessment Number: 1998-017-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1998-017-00 - Gravel Push-Up Dam Removal Low
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 well-written project proposal describes activities to improve habitat connectivity and riparian habitat conditions in selected tributaries to the North Fork and Mid-mainstem of the John Day River by replacing between 18 and 25 problematic irrigation diversions, culverts, and other artificial structures with fish-friendly structures. The culverts were identified through a prioritization process. The focal species include Mid-Columbia Summer Steelhead, redband trout, specific life histories of Mid-Columbia Spring Chinook, and Pacific Lamprey.

This is a solid proposal that demonstrates its activities are linked to priority needs from regional and subbasin planning documents and that is making steady progress toward achieving its objectives. Much of the proposal and planned work is straightforward with simple monitoring planned to document that anticipated results are actually achieved.

No termination date is identified for the project even though sponsor comments indicate that approximately 10-13 years work will be needed to address passage issues in the John Day Basin. Even though such a termination date is uncertain and is some years out, a termination date should be identified for projects, rather than leaving them open-ended.

The ISRP has a programmatic concern on all projects proposing culvert replacement.
1. Prioritization of specific culvert?
2. How much habitat is made available?
3. What is the "quality" of the habitat?
This project has addressed these concerns within its proposal.

Technical and scientific justification: Fixing fish passage barriers is the focus of this project. Primary barriers are culverts and push-up dams. Excellent descriptions of problems with push-up dams and culverts at the specific watershed sites to be addressed by this project are included in the proposal. These are effectively illustrated with maps, graphs, and photographs of problem areas and fish-friendly alternatives.

Push-up dams and old makeshift diversion dams are to be replaced with removable flashboard dams and/or rock step-pool weirs, while poorly-installed culverts and other problematic road crossings (collapsed log bridges, etc) will be replaced with properly-sized culverts, bottomless arch culverts or small bridges. Funding is requested for $1,328,764 over the 3-year project period.

Priority areas are consistent with those identified in the John Day Subbasin Plan. Fish passage has been identified in the subbasin plan as a high-priority limiting factor.

Relationship of activities under this project to the Fish and Wildlife Program and to the subbasin plan is clear. The actions in this project are directly tied to specific priority restoration strategies in the subbasin plan. The proposal also discusses relationship to the draft recovery plan (not yet released) for Mid-Columbia steelhead. Project actions relate to RPA 149 in the 2000 BiOp.

Relationships to other projects: Examples are given of other projects this group works with: ODFW fish screens, multi-agency riparian habitat restoration, Oregon Water Trust irrigation efficiency projects, other SWCD upland conservation. The project will build on previous passage work of these SWCDs and others.

Project history: To date, this project has replaced 15 problematic irrigation diversions with fish friendly alternatives, with another 8 scheduled for replacement in 2006 (Map G). This represents over 60% of the problematic diversions in the initial project area. As initially developed, the project focused on eliminating push-up dams on the lower mainstem of the North Fork John Day. In 2003, sponsors started to emphasize works in tributaries, as low-flow passage barriers typically have much more impact in small streams that do provide summer habitat to salmonids.

Objectives: Five project objectives are clearly specified with quantitative measures of progress. Brief but clear descriptions of the intent of each objective are included. Timelines are not included.

Tasks (work elements) and methods: Work elements are specifically described. Methods have previously demonstrated effectiveness. Note is made of the need for voluntary cooperation of landowners, and that this may limit project success. However, a history of positive working relationships of the SWCD and landowners make failure unlikely.

Monitoring and evaluation: The project includes basic monitoring of effectiveness of actions -- habitat response to project implementation. Population response monitoring is done by other projects (ODFW, NOAA/BOR). Work elements are included for project effectiveness monitoring to collect data on: site changes (photopoints) and stream temperature. Monitoring, data collection, and analysis are done in collaboration with Monument SWCD. Primary use of project-generated monitoring is to assess effectiveness and guide project implementation.

The project also includes a monitoring component, which aims to 1) document the changes at project sites over time through photo monitoring, and 2) determine whether in fact push-up dams result in warming of downstream flows. Photo documentation has show gradual riparian recovery at the sites of old push-up dams. The temperature monitoring that has been collected has documented that specific types of push-up dams (in particular, ones that create long artificial side-channels in summer low flow conditions) can elevate water temperatures. Other types of push up dams do not have as clear a temperature signal.

Facilities, equipment, and personnel: Facilities are reasonable. A history of collaboration among SWCDs and among SWCDs and landowners make these groups uniquely qualified to implement these types of projects on private lands.

Information transfer: Project results to be reported in SWCD newsletters, reports and other publications of the SWCDs and watershed councils, local and regional media. If monitoring shows broadly applicable results, sponsors intend to summarize in more broadly distributed reports.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1998-018-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1998-018-00 - John Day Watershed Restoration
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments:
Assessment Number: 2007-365-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-365-00 - Canyon Creek Culvert Replacements
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: ISRP comments will be addressed in comments to Council.This work will be funded as part of project 199801800.
Assessment Number: 1998-017-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1998-017-00 - Gravel Push-Up Dam Removal Low
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: This work will be funded as part of project 199801800.

Project Relationships: This project Merged From 2007-365-00 effective on 2/26/2007
Relationship Description: The work has been incorporated into project 1998-018-00.

This project Merged From 1998-017-00 effective on 2/26/2007
Relationship Description: Move work and budgets to 1998-018-00 to improve fish passage and riparian habitat for species with limited productivity.

This project Merged To 2007-397-00 effective on 1/30/2008
Relationship Description: Move expense budgets from 1998-018-00 to 2007-397-00 so a single project number is used for Expense and Capital work.


Name Role Organization
Linda Brown (Inactive) Project Lead Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
John Baugher (Inactive) Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Mike Welden (Inactive) Supervisor Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs