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199802800 - Trout Creek Watershed Restoration Project

Sponsor: Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)

Budgets: FY07: $263,287 | FY08: $281,870 | FY09: $295,428

Short description: Implementation of numerous riparian and upland habitat improvement projects on private lands in the Trout Creek watershed, Deschutes basin. Monitoring and evaluation of current and past projects.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $165,000 | FY08: $165,000 | FY09: $165,000

Comment: Budget reductions not specific. Project to be implemented with reduced scope. Sponsor should address ISRP concerns during the next project review process.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)

Comment:

Fundable; however, the qualification is that like its companion project from ODFW (199404200: Trout Creek Fish Habitat Restoration), this project needs to provide more reporting on the results of their work and the measured biological benefits to date. This response and proposal provides even less information than project 199404200. We recognize the project has a shorter history and consequently, sponsors are in less of a position to report than for project 199404200, but the sponsors might consider coordinating data analysis efforts between the two projects. Even if this project (199802800) isn't doing the monitoring, it should report the results of other monitoring in Trout Creek and the subbasin. The ISRP will be expecting and looking for more thorough reporting of results in the next review cycle.

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State/province recommendation: Fundable, but at a reduced level

Review group: OSPIT - Plateau

Recommended budgets: FY07: $236,958 | FY08: $236,958 | FY09: $236,958

Comment: OSPIT recommends a 10% reduction in budget to match other Trout Creek project. Flatlined budget for FY08 and 09 to the FY07 level.