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Project Summary

Project 2007-365-00 - Canyon Creek Culvert Replacements
Project Number:
2007-365-00
Title:
Canyon Creek Culvert Replacements
Summary:
This project proposes to replace two culverts on Canyon Creek which are partial barriers to adult salmonids and complete barriers to juvenile salmonids and improves fish passage at one culvert on Canyon Creek without replacing the culvert.
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:
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: 2007-365-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-365-00 - Canyon Creek Culvert Replacements
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: ISRP comments will be addressed in comments to Council.This work will be funded as part of project 199801800.

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-365-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-365-00 - Canyon Creek Culvert Replacements
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Response Requested
Final Round ISRP Comment:
Canyon Creek passage improvements are a high priority in the subbasin plan. Steelhead (mid Columbia ESU), spring Chinook (mid-Columbia ESU), interior redband trout and westslope cutthroat are all likely to realize long-term benefits from expanded spawning and rearing habitat. It is stated in the proposal that the culverts are partial barriers to adults and complete barriers to juveniles, but no data, even a cursory analysis showing that, is provided. Although this may be a worthwhile project, there is no evidence of even a preliminary fisheries assessment indicating the extent of the passage problem. It would not be expensive for the Forest Service to conduct a brief, straightforward evaluation verifying that a problem exists and to what extent. These data could become the "before" component of an effectiveness monitoring plan, currently lacking.

Even some information explaining the nature of the culvert, the height of the drop, and literature indicating the likelihood of a problem would help. The lack of a fisheries participant in this proposal showed in the choice of only general fisheries references and lack of any fisheries data from this site or elsewhere that could justify this expenditure. A response is needed with problems and benefits more clearly documented, and detail on what will be monitored and how. Methods seem reasonable and appropriate, but broader data sharing is needed.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-365-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-365-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Another entity authorized/required (FS roads), assume covered by BPA-FS MOU.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-365-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-365-00
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: This project Merged To 1998-018-00 effective on 2/26/2007
Relationship Description: The work has been incorporated into project 1998-018-00.