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Project Summary

Project 2007-119-00 - Restore Access to Upper Musselshell Creek
Project Number:
2007-119-00
Title:
Restore Access to Upper Musselshell Creek
Summary:
Enhance the upper Musselshell Creek Watershed to restore access and provide quality habitat for all aquatic species by reversing past mining activities that have diverted a portion of Musselshell Creek creating a passage barrier.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Clearwater 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: 2007-119-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-119-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Channel realignment on FS lands after blockage by historic mining tunnel; FS is authorized/required; assume covered by MOU.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-119-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-119-00
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: 2007-119-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-119-00 - Restore Access to Upper Musselshell Creek
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 original review stated: Sponsors do not prioritize this watershed in terms of biological benefit. It is not tied to critical needs based on EDT or other limiting factor analysis. The proposal should include a description of the basis for, and a projection of the gains in abundance of focal species that are expected from removal of the barrier. The tunnel removal must be feasible, and the proposal should be limited to the tunnel. The response needs to include a convincing argument that access for exotics will not be improved too. It is not clear why new personnel are required; the USFS has the engineering and technology capabilities to complete this project if it is justified. Monitoring and evaluation needs development.

There was no response to these requests except a ranking of all the Tribe's 20+ proposals and a generic memo. Lack of a specific response precludes a "fundable" recommendation. In addition, the Tribe ranked this second tier.

For full comments on "restore and protect" type projects, please see heading "General comments concerning Nez Perce Tribe proposals to protect and restore various watersheds" at the beginning of the ISRP comments on project # 199607702, Protect & Restore Lolo Creek Watershed.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-119-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-119-00 - Restore Access to Upper Musselshell Creek
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: None