Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9096

Proposal Table of Contents

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Northeast Oregon Wildlife Mitigation O&M Trust Fund
BPA Project Proposal Number 9096
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Keith Lawrence
Mailing Address P.O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088432253
Fax 2088437329
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Grande Ronde
Short Description Provide 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

[No information]

Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal

NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses: The Trust Fund will provide stable O&M funding for 60 years to preserve and protect 16,500 acres in NE Oregon which partially mitigates wildlife losses caused by hydropower production at federal facilities within the Columbia River Basin..
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): wildlife

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
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. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Yearly develop and maintain resource data base for project lands acquired by the NPT, under BPA contract #96BI97175 a. Maintain current mapping and aerial photography information
. b. Develop new and maintain current GIS data bases.
. c. Acquire new mapping data to fill data gaps.
2. Noxious weed monitoring and control, yearly. a. Monitor noxious weed presents and map distribution.
. b. Coordinate with local weed supervisors.
. c. Control existing noxious weeds using excepted methods of control.
3. Maintain the integrity of the property boundary against tresspass grazing, yearly. a. Monitor conditons of existing fences.
. b. Repair fences, gates, and crossings.
. c. Construct new fencing and gates along with coordinate, cooperate with, and surpervise volunteer groups and projects using outside funding sources.
4. Manage access to the property, yearly. a. Maintain existing roads in good repair.
. b. Maintain information signs.
. c. Coordinate, cooperate with and supervise volunteer groups who wish to develop access projects using outside funding.
5. Maintain existing facilities on the property, yearly. a. Maintain existing capital facilities in support of field crews.
6. Protect property and facilities against fire, yearly. a. Contract for initial strike on fire.
. b. Maintain fire cache in good working condition.
. c. Provide training in fire fighting and safety.
7. Yearly project administration a. Staff training in operation, maintenance and care of equipment and resources.
. b. Quarterly reports
. c. Coordinate with appropriate agencies and neighbors.
8. Yearly Management Plan Implementation. a. Implement the NEOR project management plan
. b. Develop a yearly implementation Plan.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 3.0%
2 15.0%
3 15.0%
4 9.0%
5 10.0%
6 10.0%
7 7.0%
8 31.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 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
Total Itemized Budget $1,200,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project 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 forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2000 2001
All Phases $1,200,000 $1,158,766
Total Outyear Budgets $1,200,000 $1,158,766

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.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The NEOR Wildlife Mitigation Project is expected to mitigate for approximately half the outstanding wildlife losses amended into the PNPPC’s Fish and Wildlife Program attributed to the Lower Snake River Complex of Dam’s. The NPT working with the Trust for Public Lands identified an opportunity to acquire a ranch in NEOR which would provide habitat diversity, native grasslands, riparian habitat for a wide variety of wildlife species. The property had somewhat limited access and the possibility of future additional land acquisitions. The overall goal of the project would be to protect and preserve the property for the benefit of native species (elk, big horn sheep, quail, etc.) while protecting the native vegetation and watershed. An inventory of the property will be completed and a management plan following a public format will outline future activities occurring on the property for the benefit of wildlife. A monitoring program will be outlined to measure the success of the management plans and provide feedback for adaptive management. A baseline HEP and periodic HEP evaluations will be used to document habitat improvements consistent with the Power Council’s Program. Initially, the property will be managed for limited access, (by foot, horseback, etc.) until a management plan can be put in place. The full extent of the resources available on the property will need to be inventoried first, then management plans and implementation plans could be expected to be finished and implementation fully under way within 3 to 5 years. The property is expected to be managed for the benefit of wildlife in perpetuity. This proposal is to fund a NEOR Wildlife Mitigation Trust Fund, the interest of which will be used for Operation and Maintenance of the project lands in perpetuity. Funding of the Trust would preferably be with one payment of $3,392,822 or with three payments ($1,200,000, $1,200,000, and $1,158,766) totalling $3,558,766.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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