(1) Restoration projects involving devices to improve fish habitat, such as digger logs, K-dams, wing deflectors, trash collectors, boulder placement, bank cover, gabions, jetties, or any variations thereof, shall be evaluated by the applicant. A tentative evaluation plan shall be submitted along with the program application form in order to be considered for project funding. The evaluation plan must involve one year of pre-project data including fish population information and channel morphology measurements. Post-project evaluation must be conducted at least twice in the following five year period. The applicant shall submit a report to the department following each post-project evaluation activity. The report must summarize the findings of the evaluation.