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Project Summary

Project 1999-019-00 - Restore 12 Mile Reach of Upper Salmon River
Project Number:
1999-019-00
Title:
Restore 12 Mile Reach of Upper Salmon River
Summary:
Passive restoration by securing easements will assist restoration efforts via the Corps 206 Program.
The development of side channels will help create a more naturally functioning floodplain, provide a wide array of environmental and ecological benefit.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Custer Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) (SWCD)
Starting FY:
1999
Ending FY:
2011
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Salmon 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (threatened)
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Steelhead - Lower Columbia River DPS (threatened)
Steelhead - Snake River DPS (threatened)
Trout, Bull (threatened)
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
FCRPS 2008 – view list of

Tributary Habitat Implementation 2007 to 2009

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Summary of Budgets

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Expense 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

No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

FY2011 0 %
FY2010 0 %
FY2009 0 %
FY2008 0 %
FY2007 97 %
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
6116 SOW Custer Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 1999-019-00 RESTORE SALMON RIVER AREA - CSWCD History $98,586 8/1/2001 - 9/30/2005
6328 SOW University of Idaho 1999-019-00 SPECIFIC ENHANCEMENT PLAN FOR AN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM R History $42,788 8/21/2001 - 11/30/2003
24568 SOW Custer Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 199901900 EXP RESTORE SALMON RIVER 12-MILE REACH CHALLIS, ID History $41,992 10/1/2005 - 4/30/2007
32493 SOW Custer Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 199901900 EXP RESTORE SALMON RIVER 12-MILE REACH CHALLIS, ID History $12,166 5/1/2007 - 4/30/2008
BPA-003095 Bonneville Power Administration Conservation Easements Active $806 10/1/2006 - 9/30/2007
37879 SOW Custer Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 1999-019-00 EXP 12-MILE LAND ACQUISITION FOR SECT 206 History $16,581 5/1/2008 - 8/31/2009
44104 SOW Custer Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 1999-019-00 RESTORE 12 MILE REACH UPPER SALMON R. CHALLIS,ID History $9,209 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2010
BPA-004691 Bonneville Power Administration Conservation Easements Acquisition Active $0 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2009



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):5
Completed:2
On time:2
Status Reports
Completed:25
On time:18
Avg Days Late:0

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
6116 24568, 32493, 37879, 44104 1999-019-00 RESTORE SALMON RIVER AREA - CSWCD Custer Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 08/2001 08/2001 History 25 29 2 0 0 31 100.00% 7
BPA-003095 Conservation Easements Bonneville Power Administration 10/2006 10/2006 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
BPA-004691 Conservation Easements Acquisition Bonneville Power Administration 10/2008 10/2008 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Project Totals 25 29 2 0 0 31 100.00% 12


Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1999-019-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1999-019-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 1 - Appears reasonable
Comment: Appears to be BPA funding for Army Corps flood control project, and BPA funding is for work the Corps is authorized/required to perform; query whether cost share sufficient. Upon review, COTR corrections as to nature of project (BPA funds acquisitions, Corps performs restoration, cost share is appropriate). Rating changed from "2.3" to "2.1."

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1999-019-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1999-019-00
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: 1999-019-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1999-019-00 - Restore 12 Mile Reach of Upper Salmon River
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Does Not Meet Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This project has changed so much since the ISRP site visit and previous review that it is unrecognizable. Previous ISRP comments were "Fundable in part for study of the importance of temperature as the potential limiting factor in the proposed study reach and to pursue passive activities such as purchase of priority easements and fencing projects. Temperature modeling similar to that alluded to in items 5 & 6 of the response, as well as additional physical and biological watershed assessment, will be crucial in assessing potential benefits of the project, including components of the heavy construction work. It is clear that the agencies involved have indeed done a nice job in getting local landowners poised to ‘collaborate on a single vision and to consider the reach in a holistic sense.' Unfortunately, it is not clear to the ISRP that enhancement of anadromous fish populations will necessarily follow from all of the tasks. A watershed assessment should indicate the priorities of tasks in this project. For example, if high stream temperature generated upstream is the key limiting factor, the heavily engineered approach proposed in the project may be secondary in priority. Evidence that this reach provides a number of high quality thermal refuges and assessment of the potential to provide more should be given. The proponents are referred to the programmatic section of this report on Monitoring, the specific comments on Aquatic Monitoring and Evaluation, and the specific comments on Terrestrial Monitoring and Evaluation."

Reviewers were concerned that extensive (expensive) active restoration efforts in this 12-mile section might be ineffective because of overwhelming water temperature constraints. Apparently some temp modeling was done, but no results seem to be given. Instead this has evolved to be a 35% cost-share for a heavily engineered rehab program with the US Army Corps of Engineers. The proposal lays out some benefits to control flooding, but the link to fish and wildlife is tenuous.

Although the sponsors did temperature monitoring in 2002, they didn't analyze the data to justify the proposal. In other words, they've ignored the ISRP's recommendation from the province reviews and are seeking to acquire easements without assurance that benefits will accrue to fish and wildlife. Are reviewers to assume that they going to exclude grazing?

What are they going to construct? What are their methods? What are they going to monitor? Is monitoring/project assessment left to others not mentioned here? Monitoring remains in the planning process.

Apparently, to date (since 1999) $800k of BPA money has been spent and one 180-acre easement has been secured.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1999-019-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1999-019-00 - Restore 12 Mile Reach of Upper Salmon River
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: This project Merged To 2007-268-00 effective on 9/14/2010
Relationship Description: Cost share effort with Corp of Engineers did not work out; so planned, unspent funds are moved to project 2007-268-00 to implement on-the-ground restoration activities on an existing easement which addresses limiting factors on ESA-listed fish.


Name Role Organization
Karma Bragg Project Lead Custer Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)
Philip Key Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Lydia Grimm Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
David Taylor Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Rick Philps Administrative Contact Custer Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)
Carl Christianson (Inactive) Technical Contact US Army Corps of Engineers (COE)
Gerald Mcclintock Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Brent Stanger Interested Party <Interested Party>
Mickey Carter (Inactive) Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Paul Krueger (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Ellen Berggren Interested Party US Army Corps of Engineers (COE)
Dan Gambetta Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration