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Project Summary

Project 2002-018-00 - Restore Tapteal Bend Riparian
Project Number:
Restore Tapteal Bend Riparian
Continued riparian restoration & erosion control and native tree plantings for shoreline enhancement and sources of LWD, continued salmon life cycle education for schools, and critical habitat purchase, conservation easements and research site monitoring.
Proponent Orgs:
Sunday and Associates, Inc. (Private)
Starting FY:
Ending FY:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Yakima 100.00%
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
BiOp Association:

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The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Closed, Complete, History, Issued.
* "Total Contracted Amount" column includes contracted amount from both capital and expense components of the contract.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Total Contracted Amount Dates
11555 SOW Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) TAPTEAL BEND RIPARIAN CORRIDOR RESTORATION 200201800 History $2,236 10/7/2002 - 4/3/2003
BPA-011040 Bonneville Power Administration FY04 misc. charges Active $188 10/1/2003 - 9/30/2004
17612 SOW Sunday and Associates, Inc. 200201800 TAPTEAL BEND RESTORATION PROJECT Closed $121,137 4/15/2004 - 9/30/2005
BPA-011041 Bonneville Power Administration FY05 misc. charges Active $563 10/1/2004 - 9/30/2005
BPA-011042 Bonneville Power Administration FY06 misc. charges Active $32,597 10/1/2005 - 9/30/2006

Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):0
On time:0
Status Reports
On time:0
Avg Days Late:None

                Count of Contract Deliverables
Earliest Contract Subsequent Contracts Title Contractor Earliest Start Latest End Latest Status Accepted Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
BPA-11040 FY04 misc. charges Bonneville Power Administration 10/01/2003 09/30/2004 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-11041 FY05 misc. charges Bonneville Power Administration 10/01/2004 09/30/2005 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-11042 FY06 misc. charges Bonneville Power Administration 10/01/2005 09/30/2006 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

The table content is updated frequently and thus contains more recent information than what was in the original proposal reviewed by ISRP and Council.

Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2002-018-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2002-018-00 - Restore Tapteal Bend Riparian
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2002-018-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2002-018-00 - Restore Tapteal Bend Riparian
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The proposed work in this highly visible location has the potential to impact future habitat enhancement efforts. This is essentially an oasis next to a relatively degraded area. The education outreach efforts should be applauded. There certainly is value as a demonstration area and Yakama fish stocks pass through this area.

The restoration of degraded habitat in urban areas is clearly an issue in the Yakima basin and elsewhere in the Columbia River Basin. The proposal gives thorough background and explains how the work would improve habitat. The proposal indicates association with the Yakima subbasin plan and high priority objectives. The relationship of this ongoing project with other projects in the lower Yakima is clearly described. Collaboration with other local government and school entities is a strong part of this project. The work is put in context of a myriad of agencies and groups and includes substantial collaboration with government and non-government organizations. Benefits would primarily be educational rather than to fish and wildlife.

The project history section of the proposal describes the original need and identifies tasks completed during the previous phase. Not all objectives were met, such as land purchase, so this element is included in this proposal. Past biological monitoring is not clearly described nor reported. Educational benefits are reported in terms of students involved rather than impact (presumably to maintain and foster a conservation ethic in this urban area).

In future reports the sponsors should identify monitoring efforts in more detail so success of the project can be documented. Reports should include more than number of feet of shoreline restored and trees planted but should also document tree survival, the effect of weed removal activities, baseline water temperature and temperature changes, etc. Methods are based on basic stream restoration principles but do not explicitly recognize that bioengineered solutions will require long-term maintenance. The project seems to rely on monitoring of some results (e.g., water quality) by citizens, students, and volunteers. The monitoring objective would be improved if it clearly identified what monitoring will be done, where, why, and how. Effort will be needed to maintain QA/QC of results and the proponents should have explained how they plan on doing this.

More details regarding information transfer should be provided. The method of transfer mentioned: "The resulting project data and information will be shared on-line (include hosting website address), via surface mail and through verbal information transfers, presentations where required and media distribution." is too vague to evaluate. More details concerning information transfer should have been provided. Note: This is a three-year project scheduled to terminate in FY09.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2002-018-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2002-018-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 2 - May be reasonable
Comment: Property acquisition, restoration activities, and education/outreach; multiple entities could be authorized/required (eg WDFW, City of Richland); need confirmation of screening or other criteria to confirm that funding not applied to activities that others already required to perform; confirm that cost share is reasonable.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2002-018-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2002-018-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Darrel Sunday Sunday and Associates, Inc.
Jonathan McCloud Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration