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Project Summary

Project 2007-194-00 - Oak Flat Acquisition
Project Number:
Oak Flat Acquisition
Acquire a 300 acre multi-parcel site on the Naches River to protect from rural development and enhance 3.0 miles of streamside riparian habitat. Site supports Chinook salmon and Federally threatened mid-Columbia summer steelhead and bull trout.
Proponent Orgs:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
Ending FY:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Yakima 100.00%
Focal Species:
All Anadromous Fish
Steelhead - Middle Columbia River DPS
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
BiOp Association:
FCRPS 2008 – view list of FCRPS 2008 BiOp Actions

Tributary Habitat Implementation 2007 to 2009,
Tributary Habitat Implementation 2007 to 2009,
Tributary Habitat Implementation 2007 to 2009

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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
There are no project cost share contributions to show.
Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
2009 $0 0%
2008 $202,103 27%
2007 $0 0%


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
BPA-003351 Bonneville Power Administration Oak Flats Acquisition Active $581 10/1/2006 - 9/30/2007
BPA-004805 Bonneville Power Administration FY08 Oaks Flat Acquisition Active $525,139 10/1/2007 - 9/30/2008
BPA-005583 Bonneville Power Administration TBL Task Order Active $1,217 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2009

Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):0
On time:0
Status Reports
On time:0
Avg Days Late:None

                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
BPA-3351 Oak Flats Acquisition Bonneville Power Administration 10/01/2006 09/30/2007 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-4805 FY08 Oaks Flat Acquisition Bonneville Power Administration 10/01/2007 09/30/2008 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-5583 TBL Task Order Bonneville Power Administration 10/01/2008 09/30/2009 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 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: 2007-194-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-194-00 - Oak Flat Acquisition
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Fund just the aquisition as per ISRP comments.

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-194-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-194-00 - Oak Flat Acquisition
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The sponsors of this proposal have provided adequate responses to most ISRP review comments and recommendations. The response contains useful information about target species abundance. From the EDT analyses it does appear that Oak Flats ranks as a high priority area for salmonid restoration. Additionally, the response (as well as the revised narrative) makes a good case for acquiring the Oak Flats area to help fill in a gap -- and remove an elk fence -- that will improve wildlife connectivity between existing wildlife strongholds. It was gratifying to see a proposal address fish and wildlife issues in an integrated way.

Some details of the restoration work are provided, although there are other undescribed details that could be potentially important (e.g., when will the old water diversion structures be demolished?). Heavy equipment activity in the river could cause sediment and other water quality issues for spawning, egg incubation, and early rearing life stages, so timing of instream activity will be critical.

The ISRP rated this proposal as Fundable with a qualification because of the lack of details described for the monitoring and evaluation of project effects benefiting focal species (steelhead and bull trout) and their habitats. They name the groups doing fisheries monitoring in this area of the Naches River (the Yakima Nation, WDFW, and the USFS), but need to include the methods used, variables to be measured, and the links to those agencies' monitoring projects.
Documentation Links:

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-194-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-194-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Anadromous fish habitat acquisition (addressing irrigation impacts/Wapatox etc).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-194-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-194-00
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
Patricia Smith (Inactive) Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
John McGowan (Inactive) Project Lead Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Dan Budd Administrative Contact Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
David Brown Administrative Contact City of Yakima
June Skye Technical Contact Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Rosemary Mazaika (Inactive) Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration