Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20081

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 STOI Wildlife Land Acquisition and Enhancements
BPA Project Proposal Number 20081
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Business acronym (if appropriate) STOI

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name B.J. Kieffer
Mailing Address P.O. Box 100
City, State, Zip Wellpinit, WA 99040
Phone 5092587055
Fax 5092589600
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Inter-Mountain
Subbasin Columbia Upper
Short Description Acquisition of lands for habitat protection, restoration, enhancements for target species. Partial mitigation for inundation losses of habitat on the Spokane Indian Reservation due to construction of Grand Coulee Dam.
Target Species Mule Deer, Sharp-Tailed Grouse, Western Meadowlark, Ruffed Grouse,

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: Section 11, 11.2E.1, 11.3A.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
Other Planning Document References N/A

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
1996 Secured Funding for Partial Mitigation of losses due to inundation
1997 Began purchasing lands for mitigation
1998 Secured 1833 acres of land for protection, finishing HEP Report to BPA and Management plans, HEP's completed on 1393.5 acres.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Acquire 1338.5 acres of land a. obtain funding for purchases
1. b. purchase the 1338.5 acres
2. Evaluation conditions a. Conduct HEP's for Target Species to determine HU's for crediting.
2. b. complete evaluation reports
2. c. Develop mitigation plan, HU contract with BPA.
3. Develop management plans a. work with the STOI IRMP Identification Team, BIA Foresrty, BIA Fire Management, to develop management plan for the acres.
4. Enhancement, Operation and Maintenance of property a. Design and implement enhancement projects including riparian and upland vegetation planting.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/00 12/01/00 Securing 1338.5 acres of land 97.0%
2 12/01/00 05/01/01 Conduct Enhancement. HU Accreditation to BPA  
3 12/01/00 05/01/01 Management Plans and implementation of enhancements 2.0%
4 12/01/00 05/01/01 O&M 1.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 0
Fringe $ 0
Supplies Restoration and Enhancement supplies; shrubs, grass plantings ect. $ 25,000
Capital Acquisition of 1338.5 acres $2,007,750
Total Itemized Budget $2,032,750

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $2,032,750
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $2,032,750
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

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $ 90,000 $ 89,000 $ 88,000 $ 87,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 90,000 $ 89,000 $ 88,000 $ 87,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Negotiation of purchase price may be a constraint for acquisition.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). 1994. Blue Creek Winter Range: Wildlife Mitigation. Project Final Environmental Assessment. DOE/EA-0939, USDIE/BPA, Portland, OR. No
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). 1997. Wildlife mitigation program final environmental report statement. DOE/EIS- 0246. Portland, OR. No
Creveling, J. and Renfrow, B. 1986. Wildlife protection, mitigation and enhancement planning for Grand Coulee Dam. Wash. Dept. Game. Olympia. Funded by USDOE/BPA, Portland, OR. as Project No. 86-74 No
Merker, C. 1993. Wildlife mitigation and restoration for Grand Coulee Dam. Blue Creek Project Phase 1. Prepared for USDOE/BPA, Portland, OR.. as Project No. 91-062. No

Section 7. Abstract


Efforts of the Spokane Tribe Grand Coulee Wildlife Mitigation Project are a portion of the Northwest Power Planning Council’s (NPPC) overall Wildlife Mitigation Program Goal. This is to achieve and sustain levels of habitat and species productivity in order to fully mitigate for the losses that have resulted from construction and operation of the federal and non-federal hydroelectric system. Grand Coulee Dam is largest storage facility in the Federal Columbia River Power System. Grand Coulee Dam flooded over 80,000 acres of floodplain wildlife habitat. The Spokane Tribe lost and interim acreage of 3,900 acres along their reservation. The Tribal project goal is to partially mitigate for the 3,900 acres. The project finds relevancy under the interim 1993 Washington Coalition Agreement signed between Bonneville Power Administration and the tribes and agencies having wildlife management responsibilities in Washington (see section 11.3D.2 in the 1994 NPPC Fish and Wildlife Program). A loss statement was completed and accepted into the 1994 FWP (see table 11-4). Methods applied are/ will follow accepted protocols as defined by the NPPC/CBFWA Wildlife Working Group, including that defined under the Wildlife Plan (Appendix G of FWP). The latter is the standard operating procedure for wildlife projects. Expected Outcomes include protecting an additional 1338.5 acres of wildlife habitat. With a total of 1120 HU’s of habitat protected for wildlife. Baseline HU’s protected would be 515 mule deer, 200 sharp-tailed grouse, 357 meadowlark, and 48 ruffed grouse. Meadowlark was used in pace of Mourning Dove, because meadowlark is a specialist in its biological needs and Mourning Dove is more of a generalist. Limiting factors identified by using HEP’s will be addressed and improved. Target Species response will be measured and correlated with habitat improvements measured using Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP). This will be accomplished under a Timeframe of 5 years post-protection for enhancement practices, then in perpetuity/ life of Grand Coulee project for Operations and Maintenance activities. M&E will be conducted using the Wildlife Plan guidelines.

Reviews and Recommendations

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