Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199608000

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

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 Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 199608000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Loren A. Kronemann
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 the funding for the O&M of 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 production.
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: This proposal will provide O&M funding for the NPT’s NEOR mitigation properties, a project which mitigates for wildlife losses caused by hydropower production at federal facilities within the Columbia River Basin.
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
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
N/A No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Develop and maintain resource data base for project lands acquired by the NPT, under BPA contract # 96BI97175. a. Maintain current mapping and aerial photography data
. b. Develop new and maintain current GIS data bases.
. c. Acquire new mapping data to fill data gaps.
2. Noxious weed monitoring and control. a. Monitor noxious weed presents and map distribution.
. b. Coordinate with local weed supervisors.
. c. Control existing noxious weeds on up to 500 acres using excepted methods of control.
3. Maintain the integrity of the property boundary against tresspass grazing. . Survey existing fences and their condition.
. b. Repair existing fences, gates, and crossings.
. c. Construct up to 5 miles of new fencing and gates along with coordinate, cooperate with, and surpervise volunteer groups and projects using outside funding sources.
4. Manage and maintain access to the property. a. Maintain existing roads in good repair.
. b. Maintain information signs.
. c. Coordinate, cooperate with and supervise volunteer groups who wish to work access projects using outside funding.
5. Maintain existing facilities on the property. a. Maintain existing facilities in support of field crews.
6. Protect property and facilities against fire. a. Contract for initial strike on fire.
. b. Maintain fire cache in good working condition.
. c. Provide training in fire fighting and safety.
7. Project Administration a. Staff training in operation, maintenance and care of equipment and resources.
. b. Quarterly reports
. c. Coordination with necessary agencies and neighbors.
8. Management Plan Implementation. a. Implement the NEOR project management plan
. b. Develop an implementation Plan.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 3.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/99 15.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/99 29.0%
4 10/01/98 09/01/99 9.0%
5 10/01/98 09/01/99 10.0%
6 10/01/98 09/01/99 9.0%
7 10/01/98 09/01/99 7.0%
8 10/01/98 09/01/99 18.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 61,557
Fringe $ 15,485
Supplies $ 39,000
Operating $ 1,800
Capital $ 5,000
Travel $ 28,080
Indirect $ 42,609
Subcontractor N/A at this time $ 34,204
Total Itemized Budget $227,735

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $227,735
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $227,735
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 $235,325 $242,917 $250,933 $259,214
Total Outyear Budgets $235,325 $242,917 $250,933 $259,214

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The Tribe acquired title to 10300 acres of land in 1997. An additional 6200 acres is being actively searched for. The Tribe is working with Trust for Public Lands (TPL) to facilitate additional purchases. Land acquisition is always touch and go.Land

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 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 along with the design of a management plan following a public format will outline future activities which may occur 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.

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
$227,735 $235,325 $242,917

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
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.

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 (Nez Perce Tribe - Lapwai) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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