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Project Summary

Project 2007-041-00 - Kalispell Road Removal
Project Number:
Kalispell Road Removal
Sediment pollution has been identified as a key limiting factor for native salmonids, including bull trout, a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and westslope cutthroat trout, a federal species of concern in the Kalispell basin. This project will reduce sediment delivery to Kalispel Creek, a tributary to Priest Lake in the Pend Oreille Subbasin, by 200-400 tons per year. Project implementation will include obliteration of a three mile section of Forest Service Road 308, which is directly adjacent to Kalispell Creek. Riparian slopes will be recontoured, instream structures will be installed to improve fish habitat, culvert crossings will be removed, noxious weed will be treated, and all exposed soils will be revegetated with native grasses, shrubs, and trees. Decommissioning the road will also reduce mortality to grizzly bear, a threatened species under ESA, by providing increased secure spring range. This project is well supported by the Intermountain Province Subbasin Plan, as well as, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Draft Bull Trout Recovery Plan (2002) and the Strategy for Protection and Improvement of Native Salmonid Habitat in the Pend Oreille Watershed (Pend Oreille Salmonid Recovery Team 2005).

Key biological objectives of the project are to:
1) Reduce sediment delivery to Kalispell Creek by 200-400 ton/year by 2010;
2) Restore instream and riparian habitat along three miles of Kalispell Creek to improve habitat function for bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout by September 2009; and,
3) Reduce risk of grizzly bear mortality in the Kalispell Bear Management Unit by increasing the proportion of secure spring range in grizzly bear core habitat by 5% or 4,300 acres by 2010.

The Kalispell Riparian Road Removal project is part of a larger ecosystem-based aquatic restoration effort, which includes a concurrent project funded by the Salmon Recovery Funding Board to restore adjacent bull trout habitat in the Kalispell subbasin. Jointly the projects will compliment and enhance the effectiveness of each other.
The project is located in Sections 29 and 30, Township 61 North, Range 5 West, Boise Meridian and Sections 23 and 24, Township 36 North, Range 45 East, Williamette Meridian. The project occurs in both Washington and Idaho.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has challenged the USDA-Forest Service, Idaho Panhandle National Forest (Forest Service) to be a partner in the project. WDFW will contribute funding to the Forest Service for the project via a contact or Interlocal Agreement. The Forest Service will also support the project via non-cash, in-kind contributions of labor, materials, and equipment.
Proponent Orgs:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
Ending FY:
Province Subbasin %
Intermountain Pend Oreille 100.00%
Focal Species:
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Trout, Bull
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 100.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
BiOp Association:

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Summary of Budgets

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No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No

Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2024
Cost Share Partner Total Proposed Contribution Total Confirmed Contribution
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Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
2009 $110,000 87%
2008 $7,554 5%
2007 $16,748 22%


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
34486 SOW US Forest Service (USFS) 2007-041-00 EXP KALISPELL ROAD REMOVAL Closed $201,401 9/1/2007 - 8/31/2011

Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):2
On time:2
Status Reports
On time:2
Avg Days Late:20

                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
34486 2007-041-00 EXP KALISPELL ROAD REMOVAL US Forest Service (USFS) 09/01/2007 08/31/2011 Closed 15 11 0 0 1 12 91.67% 0
Project Totals 15 11 0 0 1 12 91.67% 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: 2007-041-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-041-00 - Kalispell Road Removal
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-041-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-041-00 - Kalispell Road Removal
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:
In the sponsor's response, the requested M&E has been added, and the implication is that similar M&E has been conducted on similar projects in the past with findings used to modify future projects, or to replant if survival is not adequate. The ISRP finds the project credible and fundable.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-041-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-041-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Road decommissioning of FS road); assume covered by BPA-FS MOU.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-041-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-041-00
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
Carlos Matthew Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Sandy Dotts Project Lead Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Mark Wachtel Supervisor Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Peter Lofy Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Stephanie Breeden (Inactive) Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Jill Cobb Project Lead US Forest Service (USFS)