Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199206100

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 Albeni Falls Wildlife Mitigation Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 199206100
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Business acronym (if appropriate) IDFG

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name H. Jerome Hansen
Mailing Address P.O. Box 25
City, State, Zip Boise, ID 83707
Phone 2083343180
Fax 2083342114
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Columbia
Subbasin Upper Columbia Mainstem
Short Description Protect, enhance, and maintain important wetland and riparian wildlife habitat in the Lake Pend vicinity as on-going mitigation for construction and operation impacts associated with the Albeni Falls hydroelectric project.
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:
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

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Provide 5,204 Habitat Units (HUs) through the protection and enhancement of 2,834 acres of the highest priority native riparian, wetland and upland habitats in northern Idaho, by September 2003. a. Complete federal compliance requirements (e.g., cultural resources, hazardous materials, appraisals)
. b. Secure conservation easements and fee-titles and/or provide cost-share funding to other projects
. c. Conduct baseline surveys
. d. Credit HUs in Inter-Governmental Contract with BPA
. e. Develop management plans
. f. Consult and coordinate throughout process with NWPPC, BPA, CBFWA, interagency teams of biologists, local governments, and public.
. g. Implement enhancement actions as outlined in management plan
2. Maintain HUs provided in Objective 1 in perpetuity. a. Using O&M guidelines prepared by the CBFWA Wildlife Caucus, apply appropriate maintenance activities to mitigation sites to protect HUs provided through protection and enhancement actions.
. b. Implement monitoring and evaluation program
. c. Adapt management plan as needed
. d. Coordinate and consult throughout process as under Objective 1.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/03 75.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/03 25.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 37,000
Fringe $ 12,000
Supplies $ 40,000
Operating $ 65,000
Capital $601,000
Travel $ 5,000
Indirect $ 35,000
Subcontractor $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $800,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $800,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $800,000
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 2002 2003
All Phases $800,000 $810,000 $1,020,500 $1,008,800
Total Outyear Budgets $800,000 $810,000 $1,020,500 $1,008,800

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Critical constraints include: funding stability over time, changes in land values, and the availability of willing sellers in the primary mitigation focus areas.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Protect, enhance, and maintain wetland and riparian habitat in Lake Pend Oreille vicinity as on-going mitigation for construction and operation of the Albeni Falls hydroelectric project (NWPPC Program Measures 11.2D.1, 11.2E.1, 11.3D.4, 11.3D.5). The overall objective is to provide 5,204 Habitat Units (HUs) by protecting and enhancing 2,834 acres through the acquisition of fee-title and/or conservation easements through the year 2003. Potential mitigation sites around Lake Pend Oreille were initially prioritized in the mid 1980's by the Albeni Falls Interagency Work Group, an interagency/tribal team of biologists. Priority areas were established by taking into consideration in-place/in-kind opportunities, juxtaposition to other management areas, and availability of protection opportunities. Each individual mitigation parcel is subjected to the CBFWA regional wildlife criteria by the Work Group to ensure that it meets regional wildlife program standards. While the original list of mitigation sites continues to guide mitigation implementation, more local criteria serve as an additional filter to determine whether mitigation parcels meet more contempory wetland conservation strategies. Mitigation progress will be monitored by measuring standardized target species habitat variables from Habitat Evaluation Procedure (HEP) models (USFWS 1980). Target species population trends also will be monitored to evaluate long-term species-habitat relationships.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$700,000 $800,000 $810,000
Unspent FY98 funds should be adequate to fund all FY99 activities.

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal stresses conservation of native riparian lowlands, which are a good target for mitigation because these lands were disproportionately lost with development of hydroprojects. The methods for maintenance and evaluations are very brief, and would benefit from a more detailed description. The budget should be scrutinized; there should be a timetable for land purchase versus management.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
Sponsor (IDFG) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Sponsor (IDFG) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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