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Project Summary

Project 2007-282-00 - Okanagan River Restoration Initiative: Phases IV & V
Project Number:
2007-282-00
Title:
Okanagan River Restoration Initiative: Phases IV & V
Summary:
The objective of the project is to re-naturalize 0.7 miles of channel by moving back dykes, restoring river meanders, creating pool/riffle sequences, reconnecting the river to its former floodplain and replanting riparian vegetation.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Okanagan Nation Alliance (Non-Profit)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Cascade Okanogan 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

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-282-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-282-00 - Okanagan River Restoration Initiative: Phases IV & V
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-282-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-282-00 - Okanagan River Restoration Initiative: Phases IV & V
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This proposal merits high priority. The feasibility of the project and its alternatives have been carefully examined for a period of years, during which the process was conducted in phases appropriate to the circumstances. The proposal obviously has wide support from affected agencies and entities on both sides of the international border. The proposal is very complete, thorough, well prepared, and well documented. The ISRP appreciated the photos and figures of the project site. This project is likely to have significant benefits (increase in spawning habitat) to focal species that will persist over the long-term. Wildlife species are quite likely to benefit from restoration of sinuosity in the stream channel.

Although the project would take place in Canadian waters, the anadromous fish affected pass through U.S. waters both as juveniles and adults. Adults are subject to in-river fisheries by tribal members and others. Counts of adults at Bonneville Dam will clearly accrue to the credit of the Council's Fish and Wildlife Program. Monitoring and evaluation involves eight years of pre-treatment sockeye "inventories" for treatment and control areas (upstream and downstream) and 2 years of pre-treatment inventories for Chinook and steelhead/rainbow. The proposed work includes similar monitoring "at least 10 years" after treatment. The proposal would have been improved by an explanation of the experimental design and methods of the inventories, as well as provisions for release and long-term storage of data and meta-data.

The proponents are qualified to administer the restoration work. Personnel and equipment for dike removal, etc., will be contracted. Cost sharing is proposed.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-282-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-282-00
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: Dike setbacks, other river restoration activities on land in Canada (BC agencies authorized/required; also see Mid-Columbia PUD HCP?).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-282-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-282-00
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