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Project Summary

Project 2010-072-00 - Lemhi River Restoration

Please Note: This project is the product of one or more merges and/or splits from other projects. Historical data automatically included here are limited to the current project and previous generation (the “parent” projects) only. The Project Relationships section details the nature of the relationships between this project and the previous generation. To learn about the complete ancestry of this project, please review the Project Relationships section on the Project Summary page of each parent project.

Project Number:
2010-072-00
Title:
Lemhi River Restoration
Summary:
Project 2010-072-00 is a consolidated project developed in 2010 by BPA to combine two of Idaho's Fish Accord projects, Upper Lemhi River - Restoration (2008-602-00) and Lower Lemhi Habitat - Restoration (2008-606-00). The consolidation was completed in order to simplify management and implementation of habitat improvements in the Lemhi sub-basin.
Proposer:
Proponent Orgs:
Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
2010
Ending FY:
2032
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Salmon 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
Chinook - Snake River Fall ESU
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Steelhead - Snake River DPS
Trout, Brook
Trout, Bull
Trout, Interior Redband
Trout, Rainbow
Whitefish, Mountain
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None
BiOp Association:

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Summary of Budgets

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Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2019 - FY2021)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2019 Expense $1,292,361 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Accord Extensions (State of Idaho) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2019 Expense $71,931 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Accord Budget Transfers (Idaho) 12/14/18 12/14/2018
FY2019 Expense $8,083 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Accord budget transfer (IOSC) 1/11/2019 01/15/2019
FY2019 Expense $11,591 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Accord budget transfer (IOSC) 1/17/2019 01/17/2019
FY2020 Expense $1,292,361 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Accord Extensions (State of Idaho) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2020 Expense $104,991 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Fish Accord Transfers - ID - 1/29/20 01/29/2020
FY2020 Expense $50,890 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Fish Accord Transfers - ID - 1/29/20 01/29/2020
FY2020 Expense $4,025 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Fish Accord Transfers - ID - 1/29/20 01/29/2020
FY2021 Expense $1,308,516 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Accord Extensions (State of Idaho) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018

Pending Budget Decision?  No


Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2020   DRAFT
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
2019 $1,599,814 (Draft) 54% (Draft)
2018 $2,121,264 (Draft) 66% (Draft)
2017 $882,580 (Draft) 29% (Draft)
2016 $730,029 (Draft) 28% (Draft)
2015 $806,704 30%
2014 $104,541 12%
2013 $337,156 77%
2012 $80,736 9%
2011 $453,985 37%

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, 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
47379 SOW Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation 2008-602-00 EXP LEMHI RIVER RESTORATION PLANNING History $33,345 6/1/2010 - 5/31/2011
76913 REL 9 SOW Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation 2010-072-00 EXP SALMON BASIN RESTORATION Issued $1,383,966 3/1/2019 - 2/29/2020
76913 REL 17 SOW Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation 2010-072-00 EXP LEMHI RIVER RESTORATION Issued $1,452,267 3/1/2020 - 2/28/2021



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):20
Completed:11
On time:11
Status Reports
Completed:75
On time:12
Avg Days Late:13

Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
47379 53200, 57487, 61357, 65294, 68742, 72593, 76169, 76913 REL 2 2008-602-00 EXP LEMHI RIVER RESTORATION PLANNING Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation 06/2010 06/2010 Closed 36 39 0 0 5 44 88.64% 1
48863 58410, 59768, 63697, 67754, 71307, 75750, 76913 REL 1, 76913 REL 9, 76913 REL 17 2010-072-00 EXP LEMHI RIVER RESTORATION Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation 08/2010 08/2010 Issued 39 248 30 0 70 348 79.89% 20
Project Totals 75 287 30 0 75 392 80.87% 21


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: 2013 Geographic Category Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2010-072-00-NPCC-20131126
Project: 2010-072-00 - Lemhi River Restoration
Review: 2013 Geographic Category Review
Proposal: GEOREV-2010-072-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 11/5/2013
Recommendation: Implement with Conditions
Comments: Implement through FY 2018. Also see Programmatic Issue and Recommendation A for effectiveness monitoring.
Conditions:
Council Condition #1 Programmatic Issue: A. Implement Monitoring, and Evaluation at a Regional Scale—Also see Programmatic Issue and Recommendation A for effectiveness monitoring.

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2010-072-00-ISRP-20130610
Project: 2010-072-00 - Lemhi River Restoration
Review: 2013 Geographic Category Review
Proposal Number: GEOREV-2010-072-00
Completed Date: 6/11/2013
Final Round ISRP Date: 6/10/2013
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:

This is a good, detailed proposal. The ISRP benefitted from the site visit and discussions with project sponsors, including key members of the ISEMP monitoring effort. The Lemhi habitat restoration program has a strategy for addressing previously identified limiting factors of water flow and access to habitat, improving salmonid habitat, and implementing a monitoring program (ISEMP, CHaMP, IMW) for documenting progress. The program demonstrates broad coordination among stakeholders, and it has a good working relationship with private property owners, based on observations during our site visit, and these relationships are essential for improving salmon habitat. Although not discussed in the proposal, the ISRP was encouraged by the use of Hayden Creek as a control stream when evaluating the response of salmonids to the reconnection of a number of disconnected tributaries to the mainstem Lemhi River. Given that many salmonids seem to emigrate from the Lemhi River prior to winter, the ISRP encourages the program to identify and evaluate overwintering habitat, which is an important life stage for maintaining survival. Overall, the proposal and information gained at the site visit provide an adequate response to the previous review by the ISRP (ISRP 2011-22).

The comments below do not require a response by the sponsors. We provide these comments so that the sponsors may improve subsequent reports and proposals.

1. Purpose: Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

The regional significance and background to this Accord project are adequately described. The physical setting, nature of the problem, and an approach to a solution is clearly presented. Three habitat-related objectives and one administrative objective are given. The habitat projects aim to improve passage, to improve riparian and aquatic habitat, and to increase and protect flow. Specificity of the objectives is shown in 32 detailed deliverables. Habitat projects implemented by this project were selected by project 2007-394-00, currently also under ISRP review. Projects selected for implementation under 2007-072-00 were previously vetted by the USBWP Technical Team and received support from the USBWP Advisory Committee. Nevertheless, the proposal provided rational for the habitat projects. The ISRP recognizes that planning and coordination efforts were intentionally split from implementation efforts, but this approach led to some redundancy and confusion.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management (Evaluation of Results)

This project merges two former projects with the renamed 2007-394-00, and these projects have been collectively restoring habitat in the Lemhi River since 1994 as the Model Watershed Program. In the problem statement, and elsewhere, the sponsor identifies that there are 2,950 points of water diversion in the Lemhi watershed and 191 stream-alteration permits recorded. Local staff stated a much lower number of water diversions at the site visit. A long list of completed projects since 2009 is provided along with a summary statement that estimation of fish response is difficult to measure but is under IDFG and NOAA responsibility through ISEMP and IMW activities. The sponsors noted that there has been some positive response of salmonids to the reconnection of streams. The Lemhi program appears to have a decent monitoring program in place for adults and juveniles, based on discussions during the site visit, and we look forward to seeing details on how salmonids are responding to the habitat projects throughout the Lemhi basin. Presently, there is no supplementation with hatchery fish and reportedly few hatchery strays, therefore the response of naturally-produced salmonids to habitat changes will be easier to detect.

This project merges two former projects with the renamed 2007-394-00, and these projects have been collectively restoring habitat in the Lemhi River since 1994 as the Model Watershed Program. The proposal provides a long table of BPA funded projects implemented since 2009. These projects addressed key limiting factors for salmonids such as flow, fish passage, entrainment, riparian condition, and habitat complexity. Quantitative results of the habitat improvements were stated in the table. These projects and proposed projects have improved habitat quantity and quality.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions

The proposal states that this project implements projects identified by project 2007-394-00, but the proposal also describes how projects are prioritized to address factors that limit salmonids. Water flow is a key limiting factor in this region, and the proposal addressed the implications of a changing climate on flow.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

Most of the proposed work is directed toward active in stream construction to address anthropogenic disturbance. There are 31 action deliverables and one administrative deliverable. Implementation of these 31 deliverables is a large undertaking, and it will be an important accomplishment. The proposal, in conjunction with the site visit, demonstrates that the sponsors have a strategy for improving salmonid habitat quantity and quality.

First Round ISRP Date: 6/10/2013
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
First Round ISRP Comment:

This is a good, detailed proposal. The ISRP benefitted from the site visit and discussions with project sponsors, including key members of the ISEMP monitoring effort. The Lemhi habitat restoration program has a strategy for addressing previously identified limiting factors of water flow and access to habitat, improving salmonid habitat, and implementing a monitoring program (ISEMP, CHaMP, IMW) for documenting progress. The program demonstrates broad coordination among stakeholders, and it has a good working relationship with private property owners, based on observations during our site visit, and these relationships are essential for improving salmon habitat. Although not discussed in the proposal, the ISRP was encouraged by the use of Hayden Creek as a control stream when evaluating the response of salmonids to the reconnection of a number of disconnected tributaries to the mainstem Lemhi River. Given that many salmonids seem to emigrate from the Lemhi River prior to winter, the ISRP encourages the program to identify and evaluate overwintering habitat, which is an important life stage for maintaining survival. Overall, the proposal and information gained at the site visit provide an adequate response to the previous review by the ISRP (ISRP 2011-22).

The comments below do not require a response by the sponsors. We provide these comments so that the sponsors may improve subsequent reports and proposals.

1. Purpose: Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

The regional significance and background to this Accord project are adequately described. The physical setting, nature of the problem, and an approach to a solution is clearly presented. Three habitat-related objectives and one administrative objective are given. The habitat projects aim to improve passage, to improve riparian and aquatic habitat, and to increase and protect flow. Specificity of the objectives is shown in 32 detailed deliverables. Habitat projects implemented by this project were selected by project 2007-394-00, currently also under ISRP review. Projects selected for implementation under 2007-072-00 were previously vetted by the USBWP Technical Team and received support from the USBWP Advisory Committee. Nevertheless, the proposal provided rational for the habitat projects. The ISRP recognizes that planning and coordination efforts were intentionally split from implementation efforts, but this approach led to some redundancy and confusion.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management (Evaluation of Results)

This project merges two former projects with the renamed 2007-394-00, and these projects have been collectively restoring habitat in the Lemhi River since 1994 as the Model Watershed Program. In the problem statement, and elsewhere, the sponsor identifies that there are 2,950 points of water diversion in the Lemhi watershed and 191 stream-alteration permits recorded. Local staff stated a much lower number of water diversions at the site visit. A long list of completed projects since 2009 is provided along with a summary statement that estimation of fish response is difficult to measure but is under IDFG and NOAA responsibility through ISEMP and IMW activities. The sponsors noted that there has been some positive response of salmonids to the reconnection of streams. The Lemhi program appears to have a decent monitoring program in place for adults and juveniles, based on discussions during the site visit, and we look forward to seeing details on how salmonids are responding to the habitat projects throughout the Lemhi basin. Presently, there is no supplementation with hatchery fish and reportedly few hatchery strays, therefore the response of naturally-produced salmonids to habitat changes will be easier to detect.

This project merges two former projects with the renamed 2007-394-00, and these projects have been collectively restoring habitat in the Lemhi River since 1994 as the Model Watershed Program. The proposal provides a long table of BPA funded projects implemented since 2009. These projects addressed key limiting factors for salmonids such as flow, fish passage, entrainment, riparian condition, and habitat complexity. Quantitative results of the habitat improvements were stated in the table. These projects and proposed projects have improved habitat quantity and quality.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions

The proposal states that this project implements projects identified by project 2007-394-00, but the proposal also describes how projects are prioritized to address factors that limit salmonids. Water flow is a key limiting factor in this region, and the proposal addressed the implications of a changing climate on flow.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

Most of the proposed work is directed toward active in stream construction to address anthropogenic disturbance. There are 31 action deliverables and one administrative deliverable. Implementation of these 31 deliverables is a large undertaking, and it will be an important accomplishment. The proposal, in conjunction with the site visit, demonstrates that the sponsors have a strategy for improving salmonid habitat quantity and quality.

Modified by Dal Marsters on 6/11/2013 2:01:37 PM.
Documentation Links:

Project Relationships: This project Merged From 2008-602-00 effective on 6/2/2010
Relationship Description: All work and budget from projects 2008-602-00 and 2008-606-00 are combined into 2010-072-00.

This project Merged From 2008-606-00 effective on 6/2/2010
Relationship Description: All work and budget from projects 2008-602-00 and 2008-606-00 are combined into 2010-072-00.


Name Role Organization
Amy Hines Project Lead Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation
Mike Edmondson Supervisor Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation
Art Butts Interested Party Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Robert Shull Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
Dorothy Welch Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Russell Scranton Project SME Bonneville Power Administration
Timothy Ludington Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration