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Project Summary

Project 1999-010-00 - Pine Hollow and Jackknife Watershed Restoration
Project Number:
1999-010-00
Title:
Pine Hollow and Jackknife Watershed Restoration
Summary:
Implement practices to reduce erosion, flooding, and protect critical areas in the stream corridor which will allow natural recovery of riparian vegetation and channel stability in the Pine Hollow and Jackknife watersheds.

Pine Hollow Watershed provides over twenty miles of potential steelhead habitat which has been degraded by high peak flows, low summer water levels, and high water temperatures. Riparian soil and vegetation have been removed in certain reaches by flood events and maintenance activities on a natural gas pipeline that transects Pine Hollow Canyon. Jackknife Watershed provides approximately ten miles of potential steelhead habitat, currently limited by low base flows and lack of riparian vegetation. Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) assessments are complete in both Pine Hollow and Jackknife Canyon Creeks. The goal of this project is to encourage the recovery of the streams in Pine Hollow and Jackknife Watersheds by slowing runoff during peak flow events, allowing the slow, safe release of water during the summer months. Utilizing the priority strategies set forth in the John Day Subbasin Plan, habitat/water quality improvement projects will be implemented to improve spawning and rearing habitat by increasing flows during critical months, reducing damage to riparian vegetation, reducing summer water temperatures, and allowing recovery of channel morphology. Specific projects include development of grazing management plans, riparian pasture exclusion, cross fencing, water and sediment control basins (WASCBs), brush control, water developments, and native grass and tree plantings. Upland work in Pine Hollow and Jackknife Watersheds will continue in reduced amounts through 2009. Riparian work will continue in the watersheds to at least 2011. Monitoring sites will be established in each separate management unit (individual reach) following the completion of project work in that reach to ensure efforts are accomplishing the desired effect. Monitoring will consist of extensive photo points, spawning surveys, continuous temperature readings, and physical stream surveys.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Sherman Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) (SWCD)
Starting FY:
2000
Ending FY:
2014
BPA PM:
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau John Day 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
Steelhead - Middle Columbia River DPS (threatened)
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None

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Summary of Budgets

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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 31-Oct-2017

No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

FY2013 0 %
FY2012 3 %
FY2011 0 %
FY2010 0 %
FY2009 33 %
FY2008 53 %
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
610 REL 1 SOW Sherman Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 1999-010-00 PINE HOLLOW WATERSHED ENHANCEMENT History $35,582 2/15/1999 - 9/1/2001
11356 SOW Sherman Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 1999-010-00 PINE HOLLOW WATERSHED ENHANCEMENT History $18,765 7/1/2001 - 9/30/2004
20536 SOW Sherman Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) PI 1999-010-00 PINE HOLLOW WATERSHED ENHANCEMENT History $6,338 12/1/2004 - 9/30/2005
24460 SOW Sherman Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 199901000 EXP PINE HOLLOW WATERSHED ENHANCEMENT History $7,900 10/1/2005 - 9/30/2006
35478 SOW Sherman Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 1999-010-00 EXP PINE HOLLOW WATERSHED ENHANCEMENT History $23,705 11/1/2007 - 9/15/2010
51211 SOW Sherman Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 1999-010-00 EXP SHERMAN LOWER JOHN DAY WATERSHED ENHANCEMENT History $2,231 9/16/2010 - 9/15/2012



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):4
Completed:4
On time:4
Status Reports
Completed:25
On time:13
Avg Days Late:13

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
610 REL 1 11356, 20536, 24460, 35478, 51211 1999-010-00 PINE HOLLOW WATERSHED ENHANCEMENT Sherman Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 02/1999 02/1999 History 25 36 0 0 38 74 48.65% 22
Project Totals 25 36 0 0 38 74 48.65% 22


Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1999-010-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1999-010-00
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 protection and restoration activities, including activities that other entities may be authorized/required to perform (e.g., range management on BLM lands); recommend confirmation of screening to ensure BPA not funding activities where another entity already required to perform.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1999-010-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1999-010-00
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: 1999-010-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1999-010-00 - Pine Hollow and Jackknife 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 is a well-written proposal for another cost-effective SWCD project that will leverage private and public money to achieve subbasin environmental improvements. The proposal shows good collaboration with other resource agencies and is well integrated with private interests.

The proposal does a good job describing the causes and effects of watershed impairment, as well as the history of collaboration among landowners and agencies in addressing problems of aquatic habitat quality and quantity. The project is clearly linked to the limiting factors and restoration priorities identified in the John Day Subbasin Plan, as well as to regional programs. Benefits are clearly defined; however, it would be useful to have more detail on the nature of the linkages among the various riparian buffer projects

Specific results of the project's several years of implementation are reported. The accomplishments are impressive and represent good cost-sharing and leveraging. However, more evaluative detail on the effectiveness of past projects (actual impact, beyond enrollment numbers) would be helpful. It would also be useful to know how the results of the project fit within the overall needs of the watershed to have a better understanding of how recovery is progressing.

Objectives are clearly stated in measurable terms, with time lines, in ways that address limiting factors identified in the subbasin plan. The project will use straightforward approaches. M&E is tied to each objective. Methods are clearly described in specific terms and relate well to objectives. Justification for each work element is clearly provided. This project appears to have excellent interagency and landowner coordination in implementing work elements.

Effectiveness monitoring is conducted in collaboration with ODFW and landowners. The effect of restoration is monitored in part through redd counts and water temperature. The redd count data presented in the proposal show sensitivity to drought years, and it would be interesting to know the sponsors' thinking on how this effect might be alleviated. M&E is also a component of the work elements for each habitat improvement project. Lists of indicators and performance standards are provided as a way to monitor habitat improvements. The metrics are measurable and reasonable. Information on project results will be reported on the form of metrics: water quality improvement, number of stream miles, water quality projects, etc.

Benefits to focal species in the John Day Subbasin Plan (steelhead and redband trout) are clear and should be long lasting. The changes being made in the process of restoration are likely to be permanent, although the question of how to further protect in-stream flows in drought years should be addressed.

Overall, this proposal outlines a practical, on-the-ground approach to protection of focal species. The improvements provided by project activities should also benefit a wide range of non-focal aquatic and terrestrial species.

See comments under proposal 200201900 and the programmatic section of this report on SWCD projects.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1999-010-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1999-010-00 - Pine Hollow and Jackknife Watershed Restoration
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Krista Coelsch Administrative Contact Sherman Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)
Rosemary Mazaika Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Emily Lyle (Inactive) Interested Party Sherman Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)
Jacob Calvert (Inactive) Project Lead Sherman Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)
Jamie Cleveland Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration