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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 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, South Fork Crooked River
BPA Project Proposal Number 20113
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Susan P. Barnes
Mailing Address 2501 SW First Ave, P.O. Box 59
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97217
Phone 5038725260
Fax 5038725269
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Deschutes
Short Description Maintain enhanced wetland, shrub-steppe, and riverine/riparian habitats on a 2,000-acre eased property on the South Fork of the Crooked River
Target Species Lesser scaup, great blue heron, Canada goose, spotted sandpiper, yellow warbler, black-capped chickadee, western meadowlark, sage grouse, mink, and mule deer

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: 7.1, 7.6.A, 7.6.B, 7.6.C, 7.7, 7.8, 11.3A, 11.3D
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References 1. Oregon Trust Oregon Trust Agreement Planning (OTAP) Project 2. BPA Wildlife Mitigation Program Final EIS 3. BPA Watershed Management Program Final EIS 4. Assessing OTAP Project Using GAP Analysis 5. USFS Status of the interior Columbia Basin: summary of scientific finding 6. CTUIR Wildlife Mitigation Plan for the John Day and McNary Dams, Columbia River Basin 7. CTWSRO Integrated Resource Management Plan 8. ODFW District Wildlife Management Plans 9. Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wit, CRITFC 10. CBFWA Guidelines for Enhancement, Operations, and Maintenance for Wildlife Mitigation Projects

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
1993 Created a list of potential wildlife mitigation projects throughout Oregon
1997 Compiled more comprehensive prioritized list of mitigation sites; identified South Fork Crooked River area as priority area
1998 FY99 proposal for $20,000 to ease and enhance 2,000-acre parcel was approved and recommended
1998 Began landowner negotiations for conservation easement of parcel along the South Fork Crooked River
1998 Developed partnerships with Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation, BLM, and The Nature Conservancy to help facilitate project objectives

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9705900 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon Umbrella project; explains intent for mitigation planning, coordination, and implementation by Oregon wildlife managers within Oregon. Identifies priority projects with specific budgets that will help meet mitigation objectives. No
0 ODFW Deschutes Subbasin Umbrella Proposal Umbrella project; explains management intent for anadromous and resident fish and wildlife in the Deschutes River Subbasin. No
9565 Assessing Oregon Trust Agreement Using GAP Anaylsis A mitigation planning tool used to analyze and rank potential mitigation projects within the basin. No
9284 Oregon Trust Agreement Planning Project A mitigation planning tool that includes methods for assembling a trust agreement and a list of potential mitigation projects. No
9206800 Implementation of Willamette Basin Mitigation Program - Wildlife A mitigation proposal focusing on land acquisition/easement, enhancement, and management of lands in the Willamette Basin. Similar in function as Coalition's umbrella project. No
Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Trout Creek Canyon Yes
Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Logan Valley Yes
9140 Acquisition of Pine Creek Ranch Yes
20140 Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Additions Yes
Juniper Canyon and Columbia Gorge Wildlife Mitigation Project Yes
20112 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Wenaha WMA Additions Yes
20115 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Irrigon WMA Additions Yes
Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Ruthton Point (Mitchell Point) Yes
Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Multnomah Channel Yes
Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, E.E. Wilson WMA Additions Yes
Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, McKenzie River Islands Yes
20114 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Ladd Marsh WMA Additions Yes
9705900 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon Yes
20134 Acquire Oxbow Ranch - Middle Fork John Day Yes
20116 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Horn Butte Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Maintain Habitat Values - Implement Operations and Maintenance Plan a. Conduct habitat enhancement activities as necessary to maintain habitat values
1. b. Maintain fences and gates
1. c. Maintain informational signs
2. Measure Effectiveness of Restoration Plan - Implement Monitoring and Evaluation Plan a. Evaluate changes in habitat conditions using HEP survey methods, plant survey methods, and photo points
2. b. Compare noxious weed infestation levels to pre-control survey
2. c. Conduct biological monitoring to assess species response

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 12/01/99 12/01/04 Maintain protection and enhancement credit HUs 67.0%
2 12/01/99 12/01/04 Habitat/Biological monitoring 33.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel for 0.125 FTE $ 5,799
Fringe @38% $ 2,204
Supplies fence, weed control, sign, and other materials $ 1,000
Operating included in personnel line item $ 0
Travel $ 500
Indirect @35.5% $ 3,374
Other M&E costs included in personnel line item $ 0
Subcontractor Crook Co. Weed Control (O&M) $ 1,000
Total Itemized Budget $ 13,877

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 13,877
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 13,877
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
undetermined at this time Opportunities will be investigated $ 0 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $ 13,000 $ 13,000 $ 13,000 $ 13,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 13,000 $ 13,000 $ 13,000 $ 13,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Difficult landowner negotiation efforts and inadequate or untimely fund acquisition could delay project implementation. Severe weather conditions could delay field activities.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Beak Consultants, Inc. 1993. Audit of wildlife loss assessments for federal dams on the Columbia River and its tributaries. Prepared for the NPPC, Portland, OR. No
BPA. 1993. OR Trust Agreement Planning Project: Potential mitigation to the impacts on OR wildlife resources associated with relevant mainstem Col. R. and Willamette R. hydroelectric projects. BPA, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Portland, OR. DOE/BP-299-1. 53pp. No
BPA. 1997a. Watershed management program final environmental impact statement. DOE/EIS - 0265. BPA, Portland, OR. No
BPA. 1997b. Wildlife mitigtaion program final environmental impact statement. DOE/EIS - 0246. BPA, Portland, OR. No
BPA. 1997c. Wildlife mitigation program record of decision. DOE/EIS - 0246. BPA, Portland, OR. No
Northwest Power Act. 1980. Pacific Northwest electric power planning and conservation act, with index. BPA, U.S. Dept. of Energy. 40 pp. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1994. Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. NPPC 94-55. NPPC, Portland, OR. January 1994. No
ODFW 1997. Assessing OTAP Project Using GAP Analysis. In fulfillment of Project Number 95-65, Contract Number DE-BI179-92BP90299. Prepared for: BPA; Project Cooperators: USFWS, CTUIR, CTWSRO, BPT, Oregon Natural Heritage Program, Portland, OR. No
Rasmussen, L. and P. Wright. 1990a. Wildlife impact assessment, Bonneville Project, Oregon and Washington. Prepared by USFWS for U.S. Dept. of Energy, BPA, Portland, OR. 37pp. No
Rasmussen, L. and P. Wright. 1990b. Wildlife impact assessment, McNary Project, Oregon and Washington. Prepared by USFWS for U.S. Dept. of Energy, BPA, Portland, OR. 46pp. No
Rasmussen, L. and P. Wright. 1990c. Wildlife impact assessment, John Day Project, Oregon and Washington. Prepared by USFWS for U.S. Dept. of Energy, BPA, Portland, OR. 47pp. No
Rasmussen, L. and P. Wright. 1990d. Wildlife impact assessment, The Dalles Project, Oregon and Washington. Prepared by USFWS for U.S. Dept. of Energy, BPA, Portland, OR. 34pp. No

Section 7. Abstract


This project, one of many proposed by the Oregon Wildlife Coalition, is considered an ongoing acquisition and enhancement project under the Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon project (Umbrella Project 9705900) as it was recommended for FY1999 funding. This proposal explains the management objectives for wildlife and wildlife habitat as they relate to the proposed project and describes the link between this project and others proposed under the Coalition’s umbrella project. The overall goal of this project is to protect and enhance wildlife and fish habitat values associated with 2,000 acres of alkaline wetlands, shrub-steppe, riparian wetland, and salt desert scrub habitat along and in the headwaters area of the South Fork Crooked River. Black greasewood and Great Basin Wild Rye, some of the most threatened vegetation species in the eco-region, occur on the site. The 2,000-acre site is part of a privately owned 185,000-acre ranch that extends from Paulina to the Glass Butte area in central Oregon. The 185,000-acre ranch is almost completely surrounded by Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Prineville District land. There also are some private and Division of State Land (DSL) lands in the area. The landowner, who has grazing rights on about 265,000 acres of adjacent and nearby BLM and DSL lands, is not interested in selling any portion of the ranch; however, he expressed interest in a conservation easement with a land management entity for the purpose of wildlife habitat enhancement. In response to the landowner’s interest, the Oregon Wildlife Coalition submitted a proposal in 1998 requesting FY99 BPA dollars to fund easement and enhancement of the 2,000-acre South Fork Crooked River tract. The Council approved the proposal in September 1998. As described in the FY99 proposal, enhancement activities to occur include: 1) altering agricultural and grazing practices that are degrading habitats and negatively affecting water quality and quantity, 2) control of noxious weeds, 3) riparian area fencing, and 4) the development of alternative water sources for downstream areas. Opportunities to enhance wetlands by doing some minor diking was also recognized. Although not yet implemented, these enhancement activities are expected to help restore wetland, riparian, and upland habitats to more natural vegetative states and improve water quality and quantity. About 800-1,000 protection and enhancement HUs are expected by the year 2004 from easement and enhancement of the 2,000-acre site. Habitat credits will likely be used to offset BPA’s wildlife debt at The Dalles hydroelectric facility. In this FY2000 proposal, the Oregon Wildlife Coalition is requesting funds to: 1) implement operation and maintenance (O&M) activities to maintain achieved habitat values on the 2,000-acre tract, and 2) implement monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities to ensure the wildlife mitigation goals and objectives are met. Proposed O&M activities include use of agriculture and grazing to maintain certain habitat characteristics where consistent with mitigation goals and objectives, control of noxious weeds, and the maintenance of fences and gates, water control structures, and informational signs. Key habitats and cover types provided by the area include wetland, riverine/riparian, and shrub-steppe habitats. This project will help achieve the wildlife mitigation goal of fully mitigating for wildlife losses caused by the construction and operation of the hydropower system in the Columbia River Basin as outlined in the NPPC’s Wildlife Program (NPPC 1994, Section 11.1). Wetland, riverine/riparian, and shrub-steppe habitat types are high priority habitat types in the Lower Mid-Columbia River Subregion (NPPC 1994, Table 11-2). This project will benefit a variety of wildlife species, including all the target species associated with The Dalles hydroelectric project (i.e., lesser scaup, great blue heron, Canada goose, spotted sandpiper, yellow warbler, black-capped chickadee, western meadowlark, and mink). Results of project restoration and enhancement activities will be monitored and evaluated using Habitat Evaluation Procedures protocols for the above mentioned mitigation target species, as well as for plant communities determined at a later time to be indicative of habitat quality. Photo monitoring, as well as biological monitoring of certain wildlife species and plant communities, will occur to measure changes in habitat quality and corresponding species responses.

Reviews and Recommendations

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