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Project Summary

Project 2007-231-00 - Entiat River Riparian Restoration
Project Number:
Entiat River Riparian Restoration
UPA Entiat Subbasin Riparian Restoration. Tillicum & Indian Creek Riparian Fencing
Proponent Orgs:
Cascadia Conservation District (SWCD)
Starting FY:
Ending FY:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Cascade Entiat 100.00%
Focal Species:
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall ESU
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Steelhead - Middle Columbia River DPS
Steelhead - Upper Columbia River DPS
Trout, Bull
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

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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
2011 $360 100%
2010 $11,305 8%
2009 $5,000 4%
2008 $15,907 16%
2007 $6,653 7%


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
35574 SOW Cascadia Conservation District 200723100 EXP UPA ENTIAT RIPARIAN History $46,655 9/17/2007 - 9/16/2008
40842 SOW Cascadia Conservation District 2007-231-00 EXP UPA ENTIAT RIPARIAN History $39,535 9/17/2008 - 9/16/2009
44290 SOW Cascadia Conservation District 2007-231-00 EXP UPA ENTIAT RIPARIAN History $112,832 9/17/2009 - 11/30/2010
49723 SOW Cascadia Conservation District 2007-231-00 EXP UPA ENTIAT RIPARIAN History $85,590 9/30/2010 - 11/30/2011

Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):6
On time:5
Status Reports
On time:8
Avg Days Late:12

                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
35574 40842, 44290, 49723 2007-231-00 EXP UPA ENTIAT RIPARIAN Cascadia Conservation District 09/17/2007 11/30/2011 History 18 53 0 0 9 62 85.48% 0
Project Totals 18 53 0 0 9 62 85.48% 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: 2007-231-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-231-00 - Entiat River Riparian Restoration
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: ISRP fundable qualified: Use increase in funding to more fully develop the plans as per the ISRP comments to complete the assessments, evaluation of livestock exclusion alternatives, and monitoring plans. Review with Bonneville during contracting. Bonneville should address comment about Tillicum Creek fencing costs during contracting.

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-231-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-231-00 - Entiat River Riparian Restoration
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria - In Part
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The Tillicum Creek fencing is justified, with conditions. The programmatic section is not justified until assessments and thoughtful plans are available. The ISRP therefore recommends that base funds be provided for completion of the assessments, evaluation of livestock exclusion alternatives, and monitoring plans.

This proposal is to construct 0.7 mile of pole fence, off-channel stock watering facilities, and about 0.1 mile of riparian tree plantings along three sites on Tillicum Creek, Indian Creek and Mad River. The goal is to exclude sheep from the riparian zone and channels at a time when steelhead, salmon, or resident trout are spawning or rearing. The proposal does not estimate how many steelhead or Chinook actually use the areas for which fencing is planned, but there is no question that sheep grazing has damaged riparian vegetation, although stream temperatures have not reached hazard thresholds. Additional fine sediment has been attributed to streambank damage, but the percent of fine sediment in spawning gravels has not been measured so the extent of current damage to spawning areas cannot be determined with precision.

The fence-building objective is clearly explained, but the proposal suggests no biological or habitat performance metrics for judging project effectiveness. The buck and pole fence is more visually and environmentally appealing than a wire fence, but it is being proposed for an area that has a history of severe fires, and this fence type is highly vulnerable to wildfire damage. Since the fencing work will consist of three segments, it is possible that livestock could reach the streams through an area that is unfenced if the herd is not continuously monitored. The cost of this approach also creates concerns for the more general programmatic proposal in that few miles of riparian area could be fenced under the program if fencing costs over $80,000 per mile as it does in the Tillicum Creek project.

Another possible issue with the programmatic element of the project was the indication that bank stabilization would be considered as one of the treatments. Bank armoring may be an appropriate restoration technique in some cases, but it has been greatly overused and is a prime reason why some rivers have become disconnected from their floodplains. Bank armoring projects should receive thorough review before implementation.

Riparian monitoring will be limited to periodic photos. Fish population response will include presence/absence surveys and redd counts. It will be difficult to document population-level responses to this project with only one-year pretreatment data. Monitoring the recovery of riparian vegetation to sheep exclusion through vegetation surveys would yield valuable information on the fence's effectiveness.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-231-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-231-00
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: Fencing, livestock management to protect listed species, mixed landownership; other entities authorized/required (FS, pvt, to avoid ESA impacts).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-231-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-231-00
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
Peggy Entzel Supervisor Cascadia Conservation District
Dorothy Welch Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Joseph Connor Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Douglas Corkran (Inactive) Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
Peter Lofy Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Michael Rickel (Inactive) Project Lead Cascadia Conservation District
Phylisha Olin (Inactive) Technical Contact Cascadia Conservation District