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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 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Ladd Marsh WMA Additions
BPA Project Proposal Number 20114
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 Blue Mountain
Subbasin Grande Ronde
Short Description Enhance wetland habitats on lands adjacent to the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Management Area to mitigate for wildlife habitats impacted by the lower four Columbia River hydroprojects.
Target Species Mallard, western meadowlark, Canada goose, spotted sandpiper, yellow warbler, downy woodpecker, mink, and California quail

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: 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
1996 Developed partnerships with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Ducks Unlimited (DU) to facilitate project objectives
1997 Compiled more comprehensive prioritized list of mitigation sites; identified Ladd Marsh as priority area
1997 TNC began landowner negotiations for land acquisitions
1998 Title to 308-acre property secured by TNC
1998 FY99 proposal for $8,000 to enhance 308-acre property was approved and recommended
1998 DU prepared proposal for the Ladd Creek/Tule Lake Restoration Project
1998 Title to 160-acre property secured by TNC
1998 Enrollment of the 308-acre and 160-acre properties into the Federal Wetland Reserve Program

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
ODFW Grande Ronde Subbasin Umbrella Proposal Umbrella project; explains management intent for anadromous and resident fish and wildlife in the Grande Ronde 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 proprosal focusing on land acquisition/easement, enhancement, and management of lands in the Willamette Basin. Similar in function as Coalition's umbrella project. No
20112 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Wenaha WMA Additions Yes
Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Logan Valley Yes
20134 Acquire Oxbow Ranch - Middle Fork John Day 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
20113 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, South Fork Crooked River Yes
Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Trout Creek Canyon 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
9705900 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon Yes
20116 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Horn Butte Yes
20115 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Irrigon WMA Additions Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Develop Management Plans for Acquired Lands a. Assess existing habitat conditions and restoration needs and opportunities on 308-acre parcel and 160-acre parcel
1. b. Develop Restoration Plan for both parcels
1. c. Develop Operations and Maintenance Plan for both parcels
1. d. Develop Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for both parcels
2. Restore Habitat Values - Implement Restoration Plans a. Alter livestock grazing practices
2. b. Alter agricultural practices
2. c. Install/improve water control structures
2. d. Plant native grasses and shrubs
2. e. Secure public access
3. Maintain Habitat Values - Implement Operations and Maintenance Plans a. Conduct habitat enhancement activities as necessary to maintain habitat values
3. b. Maintain water control structure
3. c. Maintain informational signs
3. d. Maintain fences and gates
4. Measure Effectiveness of Restoration Plan - Implement Monitoring and Evaluation Plans a. Evaluate changes in habitat conditions using HEP survey methods, plant survey methods, and photo points
4. b. Conduct biological monitoring to assess species response
5. Acquire Additional Lands Adjacent to the Ladd Marsh WMA a. Acquire 375-acre property

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 12/01/97 06/01/00 Assessment of existing conditions; development of Restoration Plan, O&M Plan, and M&E Plan 15.0%
2 06/01/99 06/01/03 Restore wildlife habitats; Provide enhancement credit HUs 25.0%
3 06/01/99 12/01/04 Maintain protection and enhancement credit HUs 5.0%
4 06/01/99 12/01/04 Habitat/Biological monitoring 5.0%
5 06/01/99 12/01/00 Acquire property x 50.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 0.25 FTE $ 11,598
Fringe @38% $ 4,407
Supplies water control structure, planting supplies, weed control, and sign materials $ 58,620
Operating incorporated into personnel and subcontractor line items $ 37,000
Capital acquisition of 375-acre property $216,000
NEPA for 375-acre property $ 10,000
Travel $ 3,000
Indirect @35.5% $ 0
Other reimbursement to TNC for project acquisition costs $ 17,012
Subcontractor Union Co. Weed Control Board $ 3,000
Total Itemized Budget $360,637

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $360,637
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $360,637
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
The Nature Conservancy Facilitated acquisition of 308-acre and 160-acre properties; will facilitate acquisition of additional property (note: reimbursement of this cost is being requested) $ 17,012 unknown
NRCS Wetlands Reserve Program Paid for 75% of the cost of the 308-acre property and 100% of the cost of the 160-acre property; will likely contribute to cost of restoration activities and additional acquired properties $373,000 unknown
Ducks Unlimited Prepared restoration plan for Ladd Marsh area $ 17,000 unknown
NRCS Wetlands Reserve Program Will reimburse between 60% to 80% of the purchase price of the 375-acre parcel (note: 60% reimbursement amount is assumed in the cost-share) $324,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $283,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 30,000
Total Outyear Budgets $283,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 30,000

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
Prose. B., Farmer A., and Olson R. 1986. Cost-effectiveness of easement and fee title acquisition for mitigating wildlife habitat losses. USDI, USFWS, Nat. Ecol. Center, Fort Collins, CO. 61 pp. 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. In this FY2000 proposal, the Oregon Wildlife Coalition is proposing to: 1) continue the enhancement of a 308-acre parcel with wetland and riparian habitats, 2) initiate the enhancement of vernal lake and associated upland habitats on a 160-acre parcel, and 3) acquire a 375-acre property. All three parcels are adjacent to ODFW’s Ladd Marsh Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in the Grande Ronde River valley. Specific tasks to be accomplished relative to the 308-acre and 160-acre parcels include assessment of habitat conditions; development of management plans; and implementation of restoration, operation and maintenance, and monitoring and evaluation activities. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) currently has title to the 308-acre and 160-acre parcels; TNC will be reimbursed through the Federal Wetlands Reserve Program for much of the acquisition costs for these two parcels. Title to both properties will then be transferred to ODFW. Title to the 375-acre parcel will acquired by TNC or Ochoco Timber Co. The property will then be enrolled into the Federal Wetlands Reserve Program and most of the purchase costs will be reimbursed. A proposal to enhance the 308-acre parcel was submitted in 1998 for FY99 BPA funds. The Council approved the proposal in September 1998. The overall goal of this project is to acquire, enhance, and maintain lands adjacent to the Ladd Marsh WMA for the benefit of wildlife. Habitat protection and enhancement will be achieved by developing and implementing restoration activities on the 308-acre and 160-ace parcels and by acquiring the 375-acre parcel. Enhancement of the 308-acre parcel will include restoration of approximately 4,000 feet of the Middle Fork Ladd Creek and 2,000 feet of Barney Creek. Diversion ditches will be removed to allow the creeks to flow into their natural channels. Water control structures will be installed to regulate water flows, and wetland and upland habitats will be planted to native vegetation. Restoration of the 160-acre property will include altering land use practices which are currently degrading the site and planting of the uplands to native species. Herbicides will be used to control undesirable plant species until native species become established. A 375-acre parcel adjacent to the Ladd Marsh WMA will be acquired. Funds to conduct habitat assessment and management planning will be proposed in out-years. All parcels will be enhanced and managed in cooperation with the Ladd Marsh WMA. TNC will assist in the development of enhancement plans to ensure plant species of concern are specifically addressed. Key habitats and cover types provided by the area include wetland and riverine/riparian 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 and riverine/riparian habitat types are high priority habitat types in the Upper Mid-Columbia Subregion (NPPC 1994, Table 11-2). This project will benefit a variety of wildlife species, including many of the target species associated with the lower four Columbia River hydroelectric projects (i.e., mallard, Canada goose, mink, western meadowlark, spotted sandpiper, yellow warbler, downy woodpecker, and California quail). About 500 - 1,000 protection and enhancement Habitat Units (HUs) are expected from the mitigation site by the year 2004. 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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