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Project 2002-054-00 - Protect & Restore Asotin Cr Ws
Project Number:
2002-054-00
Title:
Protect & Restore Asotin Cr Ws
Summary:
The proposed restoration and protection of the Asotin Creek watershed follows the watershed restoration approach mandated by the Fisheries and Watershed Program. Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries/Watershed Program (NPTFWP) vision focuses on protecting, restoring, and enhancing watersheds and treaty resources within the ceded territory of the Nez Perce Tribe under the Treaty of 1855 with the United States Federal Government. The program uses a holistic approach, which encompasses entire watersheds, ridge top to ridge top, emphasizing all cultural aspects. We strive toward maximizing historic ecosystem productive health, for the restoration of anadromous and resident fish populations.

PROJECT GOAL: The ultimate goal of this project is to work within a holistic approach to protect and restore the ecological and biological functions of the Asotin Creek watershed, to assist in the recovery of anadromous and resident fish species.

LOCATION OF PROJECT: Asotin Creek is a fourth order tributary to the Snake River (Rm 145), which drains approximately 325 square miles of Asotin and Garfield Counties in Washington. The headwaters of Asotin Creek originate in the Blue Mountains and flow east into the Snake River at Asotin, Washington. Asotin Creek is within the treaty territory of the Nez Perce Tribe and within Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) #35. This project will take place in the upper headwaters of the Asotin Creek watershed, within the Umatilla National Forest. The Asotin Creek watershed is broken out into several sub-watersheds for area encompassed and project description purposes. The sub-watersheds are listed as Lick Creek, Charley Creek, North Fork Asotin Creek, South Fork Asotin Creek and Upper George Creek.

The 2006 project area will encompass the South Fork subwatershed of Asotin Creek. Project areas are chosen based on completion of the NEPA process review for the various sub-watersheds. The implementation schedule is as follows; In 2002-2003 NEPA, surveying and decommissioning was performed in the Lick Creek sub-watershed. In 2004-2005 NEPA, surveying and decommissioning was performed in a major portion of the Charley Creek sub-watersed. Upon completion of these processes in the South Fork in 2006 and probably 2007, since this is an intensely roaded sub-watershed, we plan to continue the process into the Upper George then the North Fork sub-watersheds.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2003
Ending FY:
2017
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Blue Mountain Asotin 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
All Anadromous Fish
All Anadromous Salmonids
Bass, Smallmouth
Chinook - Snake River Fall ESU (threatened)
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (threatened)
Freshwater Mussels
OBSOLETE-Carp, Common
OBSOLETE-Catfish
OBSOLETE-Crappie, Black
OBSOLETE-Crappie, White
OBSOLETE-Pikeminnow, Northern
Steelhead - Snake River DPS (threatened)
Trout, Bull (threatened)
Trout, Rainbow
Whitefish, Mountain
Wildlife
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

Charley Creek (red is decommissioned road): Longitudinal (LP) and Cross Channel (CC) profile data gathering area

Figure Name: Figure 3

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 8

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Upper Charley Road # 4206-060

Figure Name: Photo 1

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 9

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Upper Charley Road # 4200-049

Figure Name: Photo 2

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 9

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Upper Charley, Lick, Parks, &Dark Canyon Creeks Decommissioning FY07-FY08

Figure Name: Figure 1a

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 10

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Parks Creek Decommissioning -FY08

Figure Name: Figure 1b

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 11

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Park Ridge/Dark Canyon Creeks Decommissioning Prescriptions FY07-FY08

Figure Name: Figure 2

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 13

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Relationship of Road, Fillslope, Forest Buffer and Stream for the WEPP: Road Program

Figure Name: Appendix C - Figure 1

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 24

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Trent Grade (George Creek) Passage Structure

Figure Name: Appendix H - Map 1

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 42

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Charley Creek (red is decommissioned road): Longitudinal (LP) and Cross Channel (CC) profile data gathering area

Figure Name: Appendix J - Map 3

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 56

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Upper Charley Road # 4206-060

Figure Name: Appendix J - Photo 1

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 58

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Upper Charley Road # 4200-049

Figure Name: Appendix J - Photo 2

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 58

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Map of 43.4 miles of roads surveyed for WEPP modeling in FY07

Figure Name: Appendix K - Figure 1

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 63

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Photo example of High disturbance spring condition.

Figure Name: Appendix L - Figure 1

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 68

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Photo example of Moderate disturbance spring condition.

Figure Name: Appendix L - Figure 2

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 68

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Photo example of Slight disturbance spring condition.

Figure Name: Appendix L - Figure 3

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 69

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Photo example of no disturbance, or “None” disturbance condition.

Figure Name: Appendix L - Figure 4

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 69

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Location of springs surveyed in 2007.

Figure Name: Appendix L - Figure 5

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 71

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Photo of piping and trough at Sisters Spring.

Figure Name: Appendix L - Figure 6

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 72

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188

Photo of piping and trough at Park Springs.

Figure Name: Appendix L - Figure 7

Document ID: P108585

Document: FINAL REPORT: Protect & Restore Asotin Creek Watershed

Page Number: 72

Project: 2002-054-00

Contract: 35188


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

FY2017 (Current) $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 31-Jul-2017

No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

FY2009 100 %
FY2008 57 %
FY2007 35 %
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
11067 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 2002-54 PROTECT & RESTORE ASOTIN CREEK WATERSHED History $349,976 8/15/2002 - 10/31/2005
24964 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 2002 054 00 PROTECT & RESTORE ASOTIN CR WATERSHED History $302,270 11/1/2005 - 9/30/2007
35188 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 200205400 EXP PROTECT & RESTORE ASOTIN CR WATERSHED History $97,860 10/1/2007 - 9/30/2008



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):6
Completed:6
On time:6
Status Reports
Completed:14
On time:10
Avg Days Late:4

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
11067 24964, 35188 2002-54 PROTECT & RESTORE ASOTIN CREEK WATERSHED Nez Perce Tribe 08/2002 08/2002 History 14 30 1 0 5 36 86.11% 0
Project Totals 14 30 1 0 5 36 86.11% 0


Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2002-054-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2002-054-00
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 restoration activities, other entities may be authorized required; need to confirm whether BPA-FS MOU covers some/all and/or confirm that screening or other criteria to ensures BPA funding not being used for specific activities another entity already required to perform; query if cost share sufficient.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2002-054-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2002-054-00
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: 2002-054-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2002-054-00 - Protect & Restore Asotin Cr Ws
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria - In Part (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The ISRP recommends the project as fundable with the qualifications that sponsors complete the geomorphic assessment and "classify" the stream (e.g., Montgomery and Buffington) on where it is now and where they want to be.

The proposed works of decommissioning roads are probably needed to reduce sediment delivery to the stream system. However, reducing "bedscour" by which it's assumed is meant restoring historical bed levels (?) is unlikely to be assisted by stabilizing streambanks. The creek widens in order to entrain more gravel to its carrying capacity, and restricting this process is likely to increase bed lowering or "incision."

A proper geomorphic assessment seems to be needed to clarify what is needed. It is of concern, but of no great surprise, that the word geomorph... cannot be found by word-searching the Asotin Subbasin Plan.

Given these concerns, we recommend that, until a geomorphic assessment is made, streambank stabilization is limited to those areas where the creek is not yet actively eroding its banks. The concern is that this action may exacerbate the problem by causing down-cutting of the streambed (which will undermine any streambank bioengineered works).

ISRP comments on proposal 199401805 (and 20020500) apply to this proposal.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2002-054-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2002-054-00 - Protect & Restore Asotin Cr Ws
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Paul Kraynak (Inactive) Project Lead Nez Perce Tribe
Sarah Branum (Inactive) Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Shannon Stewart (Inactive) Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
Emmit Taylor, Jr. Supervisor Nez Perce Tribe
Mark D. Reaney, Jr. P.E. (Inactive) Project Lead Nez Perce Tribe