Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20134

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 Acquire Oxbow Ranch -- Middle Fork John Day River
BPA Project Proposal Number 20134
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Business acronym (if appropriate) CTWSRO
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Terry Luther
Mailing Address P.O. Box C
City, State, Zip Warm Springs, OR 97761
Phone 5415533233
Fax 5415533359
E-mail potoole@mail.wstribes.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin John Day
 
Short Description Acquire, protect and enhance 1,022 acres of riverine, riparian, meadow, and forest habitat on the Middle Fork John Day River.
Target Species summer steelhead, spring chinook salmon, bull trout, great blue heron, Canada goose, spotted sandpiper, yellow warbler, black-capped chickadee, western meadowlark, California quail, mallard, mink.


Project Location

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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: 7.6A, 7.6B, 7.6C, 11.3A, 11.3D
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References 1. 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. Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wit, CRITFC 7. CBFWA Guidelines for Enhancement, Operations, and Maintenance for Wildlife Mitigation Projects 8. Malheur Mational Forest Plan 9. John Day Salmon and Steelhead Production Plan (NPPC, 1990) 10. Stream Restoration Program for the Middle Fork Subbasin of the John Day River, Oregon Water Resources Department, May 1991. 11. Draft Stream Restoration Program for the Upper Main Stem of the John Day River, prepared for the John Day Basin Council, Bureau of Reclamation, 1992.


CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
1993 Created a list of potential wildlife mitigation projects throughout Oregon.
1997 Compiled a more comprehensive prioritized lists of mitigation sites; identified Middle Fork John Day as a priority area.
1998 Developed partnership with The Nature Conservancy to facilitate project objectives.
1998 TNC began landowner negotiations for land acquisitions.
1998 Title to 1022-acre property secured by TNC.


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 withini Oregon. Identifies priority projects with specific budgets that will help meet mitigation objectives. No
ODFW John Day Subbasin Umbrella Proposal Umbrella project: explains management intent for anadromous and resident fish and wildlife in the John Day Subbasin. No
9565 Assessing Oregon Trust Agreement Using GAP Analysis A mitigation planning process tool used to analyze and rank potential mitigation projects with 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, E.E. Wilson WMA Additions Yes
Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - 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
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, Multnomah Channel Yes
20115 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Irrigon WMA Additions Yes
Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, McKenzie River Islands Yes
20116 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Horn Butte Yes
9705900 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon (#9705900) Yes
Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Ruthton Point (Mitchell Point) Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. CTWSRO or other entity acquire property with funding from BPA a. Complete/Update property appraisal
1. b. Complete Level 1 hazardous materials assessment
1. c. Draft legal documents and complete transaction
2. Complete Inventory and HEP assessment a. Assemble HEP Team and identify target species
2. b. Conduct field work
2. c. Analyze data, complete report
3. Complete Hankin and Reeves Fish habitat inventory a. Conduct field work, analyze data, and write report on habitat conditions
4. Develop Management Plans a. Conduct additional field work to evaluate habitat conditions and restoration and management needs
4. b. Complete background research
4. c. Write draft management plans
4. d. Circulate for peer review
4. e. Finalize plans
5. Maintain habitat values a. Monitor/prevent livestock trespass, illegal dumping, or other illegal uses
5. b. Maintain fences and gates
5. c. Control non-native species
5. d. Control public access

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 02/01/00 Secure property 98.0%
2 05/01/00 09/01/00 Complete HEP Analysis 0.0%
3 05/01/00 09/01/00 Complete Hankin and Reeves Report  
4 02/01/00 10/01/99 Develop mitigation & management plans 1.0%
5 10/01/99 10/01/00 Implement plans to maintain habitat values 1.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Note: cost will be shared equally between anadromous fish and wildlife budgets see Section h. $ 20,000
Fringe Note: cost will be shared equally between anadromous fish and wildlife budgets see Section h. $ 4,600
Supplies Note: cost will be shared equally between anadromous fish and wildlife budgets see Section h. $ 10,000
Capital Note: cost will be shared equally between anadromous fish and wildlife budgets see Section h. $2,550,000
NEPA Note: cost will be shared equally between anadromous fish and wildlife budgets see Section h. $ 5,000
Travel Note: cost will be shared equally between anadromous fish and wildlife budgets see Section h. $ 5,000
Indirect Note: cost will be shared equally between anadromous fish and wildlife budgets see Section h. $ 18,464
Subcontractor $ 15,000
Total Itemized Budget $2,628,064


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $2,628,064
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $2,628,064
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 Real estate acquisition, interim management, and technical services for management planning $ 40,000 unknown
Oregon Water Trust Instream water rights filings, certified water rights examination, technical assistance for management planning, and contribution of acquisition funds $200,000 unknown
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon Technical expertise for development of management plans $ 10,000 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $ 75,000 $ 78,750 $ 35,000 $ 36,750
Total Outyear Budgets $ 75,000 $ 78,750 $ 35,000 $ 36,750
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The approval of this project and funding availability from BPA anadromous fish and wildlife budgets.


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 mainstream Col. R. and Willamette R. hydroelectic projects. BPA, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Portland, OR. DOE/BP-299-1. No
BPA. 1997a. Wildlife mitigation program final environmental impact statement. DOE/EIS - 0265. BPA, Portland, OR. No
BPA 1997b. Wildlife mitigation 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. NPCC, 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. Lost effectiveness of easement and fee title acquisition for mitigating wildlife losses. USDI, USFWS, Nat. Ecol. Center, Fort Collins, CO. 61pp. No
Rasmussen, L. and P. Wright. 1990a. Wildlife impact assessment, Bonneville Project, Oregon and Washington. Prepared for 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 for 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 for 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 for USFWS for U.S. Dept. of Energy, BPA, Portland, OR. 34pp. No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The CTWSRO proposes to acquire land and water rights on the Middle Fork John Day River to provide dual benefits for fish and wildlife species. This project seeks funding from BPA Anadromous and Wildlife Mitigation budgets and has Oregon Wildlife Coalition support under the umbrella project, Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites – Oregon #9705900. The project’s specific objectives are to: 1) acquire 1022 acres, 4 miles of stream habitat and approximately 5 cfs of water rights, 2) complete a Habitat Evaluation Procedures analysis, 3) Complete a Hankin and Reeves fish habitat assessment, 4) develop a management and mitigation plan for the property, and 5) maintain habitat values on the property. The project will partially mitigate fish and wildlife impacts for the John Day Dam as outlined in the NPPC’s Wildlife Program (NPPC 1994, Section 11.1, Section 7.6). It will improve habitat for the following target species: great blue heron, Canada goose, spotted sandpiper, yellow warbler, black-capped chickadee, western meadowlark, California quail, mallard, and mink as well as spring chinook salmon, summer steelhead, bull trout and Pacific lamprey. Fish and wildlife habitat protection will be secured through fee title acquisition. Management and enhancement planning will be guided by tribal fish and wildlife experts with input from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Forest Service. Results of project restoration and enhancement activities will be monitored and evaluated using Habitat Evaluation Procedures protocols and Hankin and Reeves Habitat Assessment methods for fish. Eight percent of the project costs will come from other sources. The project will compliment several on-going protection and restoration efforts on the John Day River.


Reviews and Recommendations

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