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Project Summary

Project 2007-134-00 - Restore and Protect Crooked River Watershed
Project Number:
2007-134-00
Title:
Restore and Protect Crooked River Watershed
Summary:
Protect and restore the Crooked River Watershed for the benefit of both anadromous and resident fish using an overall watershed health approach. This project is a cooperative effort between the Nez Perce Tribe and Nez Perce National Forest.
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:
Restoration/Protection
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: 2007-134-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-134-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Culvert replacements, road decommis on FS lands; assume covered by BPA-FS MOU.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-134-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-134-00
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: 2007-134-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-134-00 - Restore and Protect Crooked River Watershed
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 ISRP carefully reviewed the series of Restore and Protect proposals in the Clearwater Subbasin for justification based on a "needs" prioritization; assessment of expected impact to habitat at a coarse level and to focal species at a fine level, and an appropriate level of M&E.

The sponsors appear to have misinterpreted the ISRP's original review comment pertaining to justification for this project's elements (including barrier removal). The ISRP sought justification of each specific project based on the quality and quantity of habitat above a barrier and the potential increase in fish use and benefit. Here, the ISRP recommends as a precursor (perhaps as a future stand alone project) a quantitative evaluation of habitat quality and quantity above each barrier, and that these estimates should play a major role in prioritizing barrier replacement/removal projects.

An additional rationale for requesting a project prioritization was to guide Council as to which project(s) of the group similarly submitted might yield greatest and lasting biological response to focal species per investment. Ultimately, the sponsors provided a ranking regarding this and similar projects. While the process was not transparent, nonetheless, this particular project was listed toward the bottom half of ~20 or so similar projects.

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: 2007-134-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-134-00 - Restore and Protect Crooked River Watershed
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: This project Merged To 2010-086-00 effective on 8/4/2010
Relationship Description: In order to imlement work under FCRPS RPA-35, 2 projects previously proposed during the 07-09 soliciation are being combined and proposed again in 2010. Projects 2007-142-00 (American River) and 2007-134-00 (Crooked River) are combined into project 2010-086-00.