Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199505700

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 Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation
BPA Project Proposal Number 199505700
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Department of Fish and Game; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) IDFG, SBT

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 Snake
Subbasin Upper Snake
Short Description Protect, enhance, maintain wildlife habitats in southern Idaho as ongoing mitigation for Palisades, Minidoka, Anderson Ranch, Black Canyon hydroelectric projects. Activities consistent with Wildlife Mitigation EIS (BPA 1997).
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 18,223 Habitat Unites through protection and enhancement of 16,216 acres high priority riparian, wetland & upland habitats in so. Idaho by 9/2003. FY99 goal is 4,146 HU and 3,689 acres of high priority habitat. 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 HU 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 HU’s 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 HU 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 80.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/03 20.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $125,900
Fringe $ 37,770
Supplies $ 86,000
Operating $150,000
Capital $3,019,975
Travel $ 5,500
Indirect $ 86,301
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $3,511,446

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $3,511,446
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $3,511,446
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 $3,230,970 $2,857,976 $3,500,000 $3,500,000
Total Outyear Budgets $3,230,970 $2,857,976 $3,500,000 $3,500,000

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 having the highest potential to provide significant, long-term biological benefits and appropriate mitigation for wildlife losses at individual hydroelectric projects.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Protect, enhance, and maintain native riparian, wetland, and shrub-steppe habitats in southern Idaho as on-going mitigation for Palisades, Anderson Ranch, Minidoka, and Black Canyon hydroelectric projects (NWPPC Program Measures 11.2D.1, 11.2E.1, 11.3D.4, 11.3D.5, 11.3D.7, and 11.3D.8). The overall objective is to provide 18,223 Habitat Units (HU’s) by acquiring fee-title or easements and enhancing a combination of 16,216 acres of priority habitats, through the year 2003. The specific FY1999 objective is to provide 4,146 HU by the protection/enhancement of 3,689 acres. Potential mitigation sites in southern Idaho were initially prioritized by interagency teams of biologists in the mid 1980's, who considered biological significance, applicable references (Boccard 1980), in-place/in-kind opportunities, and juxtaposition to other management areas. The original list of mitigation sites continues to guide mitigation implementation, with the addition of new information from more contemporary conservation site planning in Idaho, including wetland conservation strategies (Jankovsky-Jones, 1997a,b) and the recent Nature Conservancy/Idaho Department of Fish and Game process to identify a set of biodiversity conservation reserves in the Columbia Plateau ecoregion using GAP Analysis Program cover types as coarse filter targets (Moseley, pers. comm.). Each individual mitigation parcel is subjected to the CBFWA regional wildlife criteria by the interagency teams of biologists to ensure that it meets regional wildlife program standards. 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
$3,111,446 $3,230,970 $2,857,976
Reduction in scope of project acquisitions (approx. 150-250 acres)

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This is a very good wildlife mitigation proposal. It is integrated with other projects and describes benefits to many fish and wildlife species. It identifies criteria for prioritization of lands for acquisition. Negative points include some confusion of tasks with objectives, which are thus sometimes vague, and an emphasis on active restoration without justifying the need for a management intensive approach. The 1999 budget total should be checked.

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; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes; Shoshone-Paiute Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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

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