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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 Northeast Oregon Mitigation Trust Fund
BPA Project Proposal Number 20130
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Loren A. Kronemann
Mailing Address P.O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088432162
Fax 2088437329
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Grande Ronde
Short Description Provide long term funding for the O & M of the NEOR Wildlife Mitigation Project through the use of a Trust Fund. This would assure long term stability of funding in the future.
Target Species Downy Woodpecker, Song Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Marsh Wren, Western Meadowlark, Mule Deer, Chukar, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Mallard, Canada Goose, River Otter, and one for timber cover type - to be selected.

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: P.L. 96-501 sections 4(h) and 10(e)
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
1997 All new aerial photography of the project lands and surrounding area
1997 Rebuilt access roads into the project area after major winter flooding
1998 Initiated vegetation cover mapping project. Scanning area 7.5 minute orthophotoquads. Developing GIS Data Base.
1998 Repaired and upgraded staff facilities in Tamarack Ck.: rebuilt electric generator power system, upgraded water system, major repairs on buildlings, road maintenance.
1998 Repaired 1 mile of existing fence in area of heavy trespass grazing. Basin Creek
1998 Established fire protection subcontract with Oregon State Department of Forestry, initial attack.
1998 Repaired staff facilities in Basin Creek.
1998 Bought additional 158 acres adjacent to existing property.
1998 Manual control of weeds along 6 miles of access road.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Develop and maintain resource data base for project lands acquired by the NPT under BPA contract# 96B197175. Common objective to all out years covered by a TRUST FUND a. Maintain current mapping and aerial photography data
1. b. Develop new and maintain current GIS data bases
1. c. Acquire new mapping data to fill data gaps
1. d. Complete development and varification of vegetation cover map, digitizing 7.5 min. orthophotoquads into GIS Data layer.
2. Noxious weed monitoring and control. Common objective to all out years covered by a TRUST FUND a. Monitor noxious weed presents and map distribution.
2. b. Coordinate with local agency weed supervisors
2. c. Control existing noxious weeds on up to 500 acres using excepted methods of control.
3. Maintain the integrity of the property boundary against trespass grazing. Common objective to all out years covered by a TRUST FUND a. Survey fences and condition
3. b. Repair fences, gates and crossings.
3. c. Construct up to 5 miles of new fencing and gates.
4. Manage and maintain access to the property. Common objective to all out years covered by a TRUST FUND a. Maintain existing roads in good repair.
4. b. Develop and maintain information signs.
4. c. Coordinate, cooperate with neighbors, and volunteers who wish to work access projects using outside funding consistant with an approved access plan.
5. Maintain existing facilities on the property. Common objective to all out years covered by a TRUST FUND a. Maintain existing facilities in support of field crews.
6. Protect property and facilities against uncontrolled, unmanaged wildfire, consistant with fire management plan. Common ojective to all out years covered by a TRUST FUND a. Contract for initial strike on uncontolled fires which are inconsistant with fire management plan.
6. b. Maintain fire equipment and fire cache in good condition.
6. c. Provide training in fire fighting and safety.
7. Project Administration Common objective to all out years covered by a TRUST FUND a. Staff training in operation, maintenance, and care of equipment and resources.
7. b. Quarterly reports
7. c. Coordination with agencies and neighbors.
8. Management Plan Implementation Common objective to all out years covered by a TRUST FUND a. Implement activities from an approved Management Plan consistant with the goals of wildlife mitigation.
8. b. Coordination and cooperation with agencies and neighbors on the implementation of a approved Management Plan

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/01 09/01/61 3.0%
2 10/01/01 09/01/61 15.0%
3 10/01/01 09/01/61 29.0%
4 10/01/01 09/01/61 9.0%
5 10/01/01 09/01/61 10.0%
6 10/01/01 09/01/61 9.0%
7 10/01/01 09/01/61 7.0%
8 10/01/01 09/01/61 Approved Management Plan 18.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $1,215,000
Fringe $315,000
Supplies $350,000
Operating $350,000
Capital $ 90,000
NEPA $100,000
Construction $100,000
Travel $505,000
Indirect $800,000
Other $100,000
Subcontractor $575,000
Total Itemized Budget $4,500,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $4,500,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $4,500,000
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

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The NPT has acquired 10,458 acres todate, 6,002 acres to reach goal. Availability of willing sellers within the time frame to reach the acreage goals are subject to the market. Year to year budgets are dependent on returns from the Trust.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The NEOR Wildlife Mitigation Project is expected to mitigate for approximately half the outstanding wildlife losses amended into the PNPPC’s Fish and Wildlife Program and attributed to the Lower Snake River Complex of Dams. The NPT entered in to a contract with BPA, #96BI97175, to provide funding to the NPT for acquisition and maintenance of approximately 16,500 acres in NE Oregon/SE Washington, of which 10,480 acres have been purchased to date. The contract also stated a long term funding strategy using a Trust Fund should be negotiated by June 2001. The Trust Fund approach only works when the trust is set up in time to allow investments to generate funds needed in the future. If the Trust Fund is going to be built over time then initial investments into the Fund need to start as soon as possible. This proposal is for O & M funding related to project lands. The goal of the project is to protect and preserve the property for the benefit of native species (elk, bighorn sheep, quail, etc.) while protecting native plant communities and watershed in pertetuity. Existing data and information gathered during the inventory of resources present on the property would be transferred to the NPTs’GIS system and used to develop a comprehensive Management Plan, following a public format, outlining future activities which will occur on the property. A long-term monitoring program will be developed, along with a baseline HEP evaluation to document habitat improvements. O & M funding will be used to maintain the integrity of the property and facilities found there while providing funds to implement an approved management plan. Initially the property will be managed for limited access, (by foot, horseback) until a management plan can be put into place. Management plans and their implementation should be fully underway in 2 to 4 years. Habitat, access, weed, and fire management will be the key to this project. The property will be managed for wildlife in perpetuity.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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