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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 Characterize and Assess the John Day Watershed Using Landsat Tm Imagery
BPA Project Proposal Number 20015
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Northwest Habitat Institute
Business acronym (if appropriate) NHI

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Chris Kiilsgaard
Mailing Address P.O. Box 805
City, State, Zip Corvallis, OR 97339-0855
Phone 5419296330
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin John Day
Short Description Characterizing and assessing landscapes within watersheds will allow for better planning of habitat enhancement and mitigation projects. Also, linking landscapes with wildlife habitats enhances a system approach and strengthens the design of a project.
Target Species All native wildlife species that occur within the John Day watershed with a specific emphasis on those associated or linked (directly or indirectly) to salmon.

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: ISRP V-C.3.1, V-C.4.1, and V-C.5.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References ISRP

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

Year Accomplishment
1998 Phase 1 - developed regional wildlife habitats and structural conditions for forest, shrub/grasslands, and agriculture
1998 Completed a statewide vegetation map with a 250 acre minimum mapping unit
1998 Completed the Willamette Valley map with about a 2 acre minimum mapping unit
1999 Publish the findings in Wildlife Habitats and Species Associations in Oregon and Washington with OSU Press

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. *Note: Each Objective has Tasks 1-3 associated with it. Task 4 would require work each year. Map wildlife habitats within the North and Middle Forks of the John Day to Kimberley, Oregon at the local level [10 acre minimum mapping unit] 1. Develop and classify spectral groups that would most closely represent wildlife habitats as determined in Phase 1. Also see Methods in Section 8.f for more detail.
2. Map wildlife habitats within the South Fork and Main John Day to Kimberely, Oregon 2. Develop and classify spectral groups that would most closely represent structural conditions as determined in Phase 1. Also see Methods in Section 8.f for more detail.
3. Map wildlife habitats associated with the Main John Day from Kimberley, Oregon to the Columbia River 3. Validate mapping classifications via field visits. Also see Methods in Section 8.f for more detail.
3. 4. Verify species/habitat relationships that were determined in Phase 1. Also see Methods in Section 8.f for more detail.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/00 characterize and assess watershed X 33.0%
2 10/01/00 09/01/01 characterize and assess watershed X 33.0%
3 10/01/01 09/01/02 characterize and assess watershed X 33.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Support for 5 staff (or equivalent of 3.3 FTE $116,984
Fringe rate 30% OPB $ 50,136
Supplies software licenses, imagery, and field supplies $ 4,100
Travel rate .30/mile and a maximum of $65.00 per diem/day $ 6,780
Indirect rate 21% $ 37,380
Total Itemized Budget $215,380

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $215,380
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $215,380
FY 2000 forecast from 1999 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
Northwest Habitat Institute computer equipment, some imagery $ 15,000 unknown
Fish and Wildlife Information Exchange technical support $ 10,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002
All Phases $258,000 $261,000
Total Outyear Budgets $258,000 $261,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None know at this time

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bruner, H., and T.A. O'Neil. Assessing Vegetation Mapping Accuracy for the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Pittman-Robinson Report (under grant 87-R from U.S.FW Service, Federal Aid Program). Corvallis, OR. No
Johnson, D.H., and T.A. O'Neil. in press. Wildlife Habitats and Species Associations in Oregon and Washington - Building a Common Understanding. Oregon State University Press. Corvallis, OR. No
O'Neil, T.A., R.J. Steidl, W.D. Edge, and B. Csuti. 1995. Using Wildlife Communities to Improve Vegetation Classification for Conserving Biodiversity. In Conservation Biology, 9(6):1482-1491. No
Puchy, C., and D. Marshall. 1993. Oregon Wildlife Diversity Plan. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Portland, OR. pp. 413. No
Risenhoover, K.L., H.B. Underwood, W. Yan, and J.L. Cooke. 1997. A spatially-explicit modeling environ. for evaluting deer manage. strategies. Pages 366-379 in: (W.J. McShea eds.) Science of overabundance: deer ecology . Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. No
U.S, Fish and Wildlife Service . 1981. Habitat Suitability Index Models. Div. of Ecological Service, EMS 103. Department of Interior, Washington, D.C. pp. 176. No
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1980. Habitat Evaluation Procedures. Div. of Ecological Services, EMS 102. Department of Interior, Washington, D.C. pp. 143. No

Section 7. Abstract


The Independent Scientific Review Panel (ISRP) that critiqued the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife program suggested that the successful design and implementation of wildlife habitat restoration and mitigation projects must begin with putting these actions in context with the existing landscapes. To do so will allow watershed assessments findings to guide fish and wildlife goals and objectives. Furthermore having the ability to predict species associations, map wildlife habitats and wildlife species distributions, would allow for a more comprehensive assessment of individual watersheds, and increase success with conservation actions and strategies. Hence, our proposal builds on the information produced by a previous effort [Phase1 of the project from 1995 to1998], and proposes initiating Phase II which will focus on (1) mapping wildlife habitats at a refined resolution (10 acre minimum mapping unit) and incorporating vegetative as well as structural conditions, (2) validating the mapping effort, (3) evaluating the ability of the wildlife habitats and structural conditions identified through cluster analysis to predict species occurrence, (4) assessing conservation planning by constructing spatially explicit models using classified habitat maps and John Day Basin species data, and (5) using the information to enhance and modify conservation planning for the John Day Basin in Oregon.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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