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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 Eagle Lakes Ranch Acquisition and Restoration
BPA Project Proposal Number 20074
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Columbia National Wildlife Refuge
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFWS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Randy Hill
Mailing Address P.O. Drawer F
City, State, Zip Othello, WA 99344
Phone 5094882668
Fax 5094880705
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Columbia Lower Middle
Short Description Protect wetland and shrub steppe habitats from imminent development. Restore proper function to wetland and upland habitats.
Target Species Mallard, Calif. Quail, Spotted Sandpiper, Yellow Warbler, Willow Flycatcher, Yellow-breasted Chat, Prairie Falcon, Ferruginous Hawk, Sage Thrasher, Sage Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Burrowing Owl, WA Ground Squirrel, Badger, Mule Deer, Sagebrush Lizard

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. Acquire Eagle Lakes Ranch a. Obtain funding (3,650 acres fee and 3,850 acres easement)
1. b. purchase land and easements
2. Evaluate conditions a. Conduct inventories: engineering, riparian, wetland, upland vegetation, noxious weeds
2. b. Complete evaluation reports
3. Develop restoration plans a. Work with NRCS, DU, WDFW, and other appropriate local, State, and Federal entities
3. b. Wetland Restoration Plan
3. c. Riparian Restoration Plan
3. d. Upland restoration Plan
4. Implement Restoration Projects a. Implement above restoration plans
4. b. Manage as part of Columbia NWR
5. Monitor restored areas a. Evaluate restoration success

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 08/01/98 12/01/99 xxxxx 75.0%
2 04/01/99 06/01/00 xxxxx 10.0%
3 03/01/99 12/01/00 10.0%
4 06/01/00 06/01/04 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Biologist, manager, realty, engineer $ 60,000
Fringe calculated at 30% $ 18,000
Supplies herbicide, fencing supplies, seed, truck, computer, netting supplies $ 85,000
Operating equipment maintenance $ 0
Capital partial payment to purchase portions of 3650 acres in fee and 3,850 acres in perpetual easement $690,500
NEPA EA for acquisition, cultural resources clearance $ 0
Travel Regional Office personnel $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $853,500

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $853,500
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $853,500
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
USFWS acquisition, inventory, restoration planning and implementation $150,000 unknown
Ducks Unlimited engineering and contract support $ 50,000 unknown
NRCS WRP easement, restoration $520,000 unknown
WDFW restoration, monitoring $ 40,000 unknown
NAWCA restoration $250,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $750,000 $750,000 $400,000 $300,000
Total Outyear Budgets $750,000 $750,000 $400,000 $300,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Conservation Fund purchases fee acquisitions; NRCS funds WRP easements; USFWS purchases perpetual easements. Results of evaluation and partnership agreements may delay start-up. Weather conditions could affect the schedule/success of upland restoration.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Columbia NWR. 1990. Preliminary Project Proposal, Eagle Lakes NWR. USFWS. Othello, WA No
Andelman, S.J. and A. Stock. 1994. Management, Research and Monitoring Priorities for the Conservation of Neotropical Migratory Landbirds that Breed in WA State. WA Nat. Heritage Program. Washington DNR. Olympia, WA No
LaTourrette, J. 1998. Intermountain West Joint Venture, North Columbia Basin Focus Area Implementation Plan. Washington State Steering Committee. Olympia, Washington. Yes
Cassidy, K.M., M.R. Smith, C.E. Grue, K.M.Dvornich, J.E. Cassady, K.R. McAllister, and R.E. Johnson. 1997. Gap Analysis of Washington State: An evaluation of the protection of biodiversity. Volume 5. WA Cooperative F&W Research Unit, U of WA, Seattle No
Dobler, F.C., J. Eby, C. Perry, S. Richardson, and M. Vander Haegen. 1996. Status of Washington's Shrub-Steppe Ecosystem: Extent, ownership, and wildlife/vegetation relationships. Research report. WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia No

Section 7. Abstract


This project would fund the acquisition and/or easement purchase of a 7500 acre shrub steppe, basalt cliff, and wetland complex as wildlife mitigation lands in northern Franklin County, Washington. The area is known to have several sensitive shrub steppe species, and due to its location is a prime wintering area for waterfowl. Fee and easement purchases would allow the continued use of part of the ranch as a hunting and fishing club, protect the land from development, preserve nearly half as National Wildlife Refuge lands, and restore wetland and upland habitats to native vegetation. In conjunction with habitat programs offered through NRCS, WDFW, DU, and NAWCA funding, the USFWS would eliminate grazing on fee lands, restrict grazing on easements, use IPM principles to eliminate or control noxious weeds (including Russian olive and saltcedar), and replant desirable native species. FY2000 funds would be directed primarily to reimburse The Conservation Fund for fee and easement purchase and to develop habitat management plans. Out-year funding would complete reimbursement installments, but is directed mainly at restoration and concurrent monitoring, with most restoration implementation expected by 2004. Monitoring and evaluation would be described in the individual habitat management plans consistent with methods currently in place at Columbia NWR. Communication and coordination of the easements would be reflected in the management authority of Columbia NWR.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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