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Project Summary

Project 2007-359-00 - Application/enhancement of monitoring protocols for assessing productivity & watershed condition in headwater subcatchments of John Day subbasin
Project Number:
2007-359-00
Title:
Application/enhancement of monitoring protocols for assessing productivity & watershed condition in headwater subcatchments of John Day subbasin
Summary:
We developed monitoring protocols for assessing watershed condition in the headwaters of the Wenatchee sub-basin and we propose to test the same techniques and evaluate the effects of landscape-scale factors in the John Day sub-basin.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
US Forest Service (USFS) (Govt - Federal)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau John Day 100.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
RM and E
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: 2007-359-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-359-00
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: Watershed monitoring, multiple entities authorized/required (FS, landowners, state DEQ etc).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-359-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-359-00
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: 2007-359-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-359-00 - Application/enhancement of monitoring protocols for assessing productivity & watershed condition in headwater subcatchments of John Day subbasin
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:
The number of proposed activities is quite large. The proposal makes a good connection between biological and physical components by examining the relationship between food web productivity surrogates and the health of downstream fish communities in multiple basins. The project location is in headwaters in nearly fishless areas, therefore this study looks at watershed processes and the influence of headwaters on downstream areas with fish.

The proposal would be stronger with more assurances on collaboration with other John Day and regional projects. Some projects are mentioned, but there are several other projects in the John Day that could complement this work (SWCD, ODFW, NOAA). The proposal ties the project to the goals of the Fish and Wildlife Program, the BiOp (RME), the monitoring programs ISEMP, PNAMP (through the intensively monitored watersheds), and the John Day Subbasin Plan objective of achieving aquatic ecosystem health.

The objectives, identified as components in the proposal, are reasonably specified, and a rationale is presented for each. Methods for the site selection work element are described in detail, with timelines and deliverables. The characterization of the 60 selected sites is described in less detail, but with timelines and deliverables. Sampling and measurement is described at length. Statistical analysis is described in good detail. The statistical design shows good awareness and appears technically sound.

Facilities and personnel are reasonable. Similar work by this team has focused on the effects of headwater restoration on downstream fish productivity in Lake Wenatchee. Plans for information transfer are reasonable.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-359-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-359-00 - Application/enhancement of monitoring protocols for assessing productivity & watershed condition in headwater subcatchments of John Day subbasin
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: None