FY 1999 proposal 9096

Additional documents

TitleType
9096 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleNortheast Oregon Wildlife Mitigation O&M Trust Fund
Proposal ID9096
OrganizationNez Perce Tribe (NPT)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameKeith Lawrence
Mailing addressP.O. Box 365 Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone / email2088432253 /
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinLower Snake / Grande Ronde
Short descriptionProvide long term operation and maintenance on 16,500 acres adjacent to the Hells Canyon NRA and the Wallowa Whitman NF, mainly south of the Grande Ronde River and west of the Snake River, to mitigate wildlife losses caused by hydropower development. .
Target species
Project location
LatitudeLongitudeDescription
Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-reported:

RPA

Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

Reviewing agencyAction #BiOp AgencyDescription

Section 2. Past accomplishments

YearAccomplishment

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
9608000 The NPT’s NEOR 16,500 acre Wildl. Mit. Proj., BPA contract # 96BI97175. This trust fund will provide long term, stable funding for O&M in perpetuity.

Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
Outyear objectives-based budget
ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
Outyear budgets for Planning and Design phase

Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation phase

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ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance phase

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ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
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ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

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ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
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Section 8. Estimated budget summary

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 1999 cost
Personnel Trust Fund generated-variable amounts based on $3.428/acre/60 years. $0
Fringe Trust Fund generated-variable amounts based on $3.428/acre/60 years. $0
Supplies Trust Fund generated-variable amounts based on $3.428/acre/60 years. $0
Operating Trust Fund generated-variable amounts based on $3.428/acre/60 years. $1,200,000
Capital Trust Fund generated-variable amounts based on $3.428/acre/60 years. $0
Travel Trust Fund generated-variable amounts based on $3.428/acre/60 years. $0
Indirect Trust Fund generated-variable amounts based on $3.428/acre/60 years. $0
Subcontractor N/A at this time $0
$1,200,000
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$1,200,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$1,200,000
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
% change from forecast0.ToString("0.0%"))
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
Outyear budget totals

(working on it)

Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: The Trust Fund would be operated by proven Trust Managers, however, O&M budgets would be subject to the income generated from the previous year. The budget would be based on previous years earnings, living on the interest only.


Reviews and recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

Recommendation:
Fund (low priority)
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

To be funded at $3,392,822 only if substantial additional funds become available. Caucus is drafting programmatic policy on trust funds.
Recommendation:
Fund (low priority)
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Project 9096, Northeast Oregon Wildlife Mitigation O&M Trust Fund, was submitted as an alternative funding arrangement for O&M project 9608000. Fiscal restraints prohibit its implementation in FY99. The members of the CBFWA Wildlife Caucus fully support the establishment and use of trust funds to fund the operation and maintenance of existing wildlife mitigation projects as well as the implementation of new wildlife mitigation activities. Trust funds are the caucus’s preferred method to ensure the continued funding of wildlife mitigation activities throughout the Columbia River Basin. The Wildlife Caucus is developing a coordinated, program-wide proposal for realizing the substantial cost savings achieved through trust funds. Project 9096 is recommended for funding only if a substantial amount of additional funds becomes available for the wildlife program.
Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

Proposal 9096 is not particularly well written but includes the necessary information to establish a trust fund. It is the same proposal as 960800, but it is not clear if they are alternative proposals. The description of fire suppression raises concerns whether the land will be administered in a manner most beneficial to the habitat. Land management activities should be better described and justified.