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Project Summary

Project 2007-079-00 - Salmon & Steelhead Habitat Restoration and Protection in the Yakima Basin
Project Number:
2007-079-00
Title:
Salmon & Steelhead Habitat Restoration and Protection in the Yakima Basin
Summary:
Implement a non-regulatory, basin-wide effort to involve landowners in restoration and protection projects in priority areas identified in Yakima Subbasin Plan. Work includes riparian planting, fencing, fish passage, and instream habitat improvements.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group (Non-Profit)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Yakima 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
None
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-079-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-079-00
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, multiple other entities may be authorized/required (or cert. that no projects for entities required?).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-079-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-079-00
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: 2007-079-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-079-00 - Salmon & Steelhead Habitat Restoration and Protection in the Yakima Basin
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:
The proposal and response are incomplete. The ISRP maintains its recommendations from the preliminary review.

ISRP comments (June 2006): Not fundable. This proposal does not sufficiently describe how it would coordinate with other ongoing projects in the basin that are doing similar work, and there are no specifics on what projects would be implemented. In addition, the out-year activities and budget for the project are not adequately justified. The prioritizations from the subbasin plan are very general, and there is inadequate mention of the supplementation project. There are several organizations in the Yakima Subbasin that are currently prioritizing and implementing restoration projects. The establishment of another entity with similar responsibilities would seem to result in an unnecessary duplication of some administrative functions.

The ISRP questions why the prioritization and project development functions proposed here couldn't be handled by an existing organization, such as the Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board? A better case should have been made to explain the gap that this new program would fill. Also, a detailed description of how this new program would coordinate with existing efforts and how restoration responsibilities would be allocated among the organizations should have been included.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-079-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-079-00 - Salmon & Steelhead Habitat Restoration and Protection in the Yakima Basin
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

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