FY 1999 proposal 9116

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleRasor Ranch Acquisition/Crab Creek Watershed Restoration Project
Proposal ID9116
OrganizationU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Columbia National Refuge (USFWS, CNWS)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameGreg Hughes
Mailing address735 East Main St., P.O. Drawer F Othello, WA 99344
Phone / email5094882668 / Greg_Hughes@fws.gov
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinUpper Columbia / Upper Columbia Mainstem
Short descriptionProtect and enhance the Crab Creek watershed and its fish, wildlife, water, archaelogical, geological and educational resources through partnerships, acquisition, and management of the 4,285 acre Rasor Ranch.
Target species
Project location
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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-reported:

RPA

Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

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Section 2. Past accomplishments

YearAccomplishment

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
See Section 7 under rationale and significance

Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

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Section 8. Estimated budget summary

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 1999 cost
Personnel $25,000
Capital Purchase 1660.82 acres of shrub-steppe ($350K); restoration ($400K) $750,000
Subcontractor U.S. Bureau of Reclamation; U.S.D.A. Natural Res. Cons. Service; Ducks Unlimited Inc.; Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife $0
$775,000
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$775,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$775,000
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: NRCS purchases easement from private landowner; then USBR purchases land with and without easement from land owner; then BPA purchases land and USFWS manages the land and works with NRCS and DU to restore wetland, riparian, and upland habitats.


Reviews and recommendations

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

Recommendation:
Return to Sponsor for Revision
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Technical Issue: Explain the specific restoration activities and techniques.

Management Issue: Management flag – consider if this presents an in-lieu problem (using BPA funds to purchase land in a wildlife refuge).

Technical Issue: Explain how this project is really a watershed project.


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Need reduced by $330,000 because acquisition is moving forward in 98. $50,000 reduction in planned enhancements
Recommendation:
Adequate after revision
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

The revised proposal was deemed adequate because it improved the description of flood simulation. However, the monitoring plans remain vague. The original proposal includes good technical justification, describes the specific property to be purchased, and attempts to integrate fish and wildlife. The methods, monitoring and relation to other projects are not described with sufficient detail.