Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20137

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 Acquisition of Malheur Wildlife Mitigation Site
BPA Project Proposal Number 20137
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Burns Paiute Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) BPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Daniel Gonzalez/Haace St.Martin
Mailing Address HC 71 - 100 Pasigo St.
City, State, Zip Burns OR 97720
Phone 5415731375 1533
Fax 5415732422
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Middle Snake
Subbasin Malheur
Short Description The project would protect and enhance critical fish and wildlife habitat. The project consist of riparian/riverine that can be restored to its natural state. In many places there are large areas of shrub steppe that can provide significant HU's.
Target Species Redband trout, Bull trout, Mule Deer, Elk and Antelope, Sanhill Cranes.

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, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References Oregon Trust Agreement Planning Project, perpared by Oregon Wildlife Managers for Bonneville Power Administration, project #92-84 BPA; Assessing Oregon Trust Agreement Planning Project using GAP Analysis, prepared by ODFW for BPA; Status of the Inertior Columbia Basin:summary of scientific findings, USDA Forest Service, ODFW District Wildlife Management Plans; North Fork Wild and Scenic Management Plan, USDA 1993; Malheur River Wild and Scenic Management Plan, USDA 1993.

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
1 BPA and Trust for Public Lands have initiated negotiations with landowner.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9705900 Stinkingwater Salmonid Project Bull trout/redband trout life history study. This study is being conducted in the same river basin. No
9107 North Fork Malheur Bull Trout/Redband Trout Life History Study Bull trout/redband trout life history study. This study is also being conducted in the same river basin. No
9284 Assessing Oregon Trust Agreement Planning Project Yes
9705900 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites-Oregon Yes
975900 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites-Oregon Yes
5519400 Burns Paiute - Mitigation Coordinator Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Aquire Denny Jones Ranch a. Purchase property
1. b. Seek out opportunities to form partners for a demonstration project.
2. Evaluate Conditions a. Conduct inventories: Riparian, wetland, upland, vegetation and aquatic.
2. b. Use HEP as methods to inventory above.
2. c. Develop mitigation plan, HU contract with BPA
3. Develop management plans for project site. a. Work with local, state, federal and other appropiate entities.
3. b. wildlife plan.
3. c. fisheries plan.
3. d. vegetation and noxious weed plan.
3. e. limited grazing plan.
3. f. geology plan
3. g. archeology plan
4. Enhance fish & wildlife habitat. a. Develop management plans based upon HEP evaluation.
4. b. Monitor enhancements based on HEP Models

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
2 06/01/00 10/01/00 Inventory condidtions 0.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Wildlife Biologist 2080hrs @ 16.90 Program/site Manager 2080 @ 13.90 $ 64,112
Fringe 25% $ 16,028
Supplies Purchase existing haying equipment and implements, 1 flatbed 1-ton truck, ATV $200,000
Operating 6700 acres @ $15/acre $100,500
Capital Acquisition cost $1,400,000
NEPA estimate $150,000
Travel 120 miles round trip X 4 days X 20 weeks @.31/mile $ 3,000
Indirect 26.3% $ 96,439
Total Itemized Budget $2,030,079

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $2,030,079
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $2,030,079
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 $100,500 $100,500 $100,500 $100,500
Total Outyear Budgets $100,500 $100,500 $100,500 $100,500

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Delays due to extensive landowner negotiations and slow response time from the regulatory agencies reguarding insuance of permits for proposed project. Issues of crediting this project to dams with inundation and contruction losses.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Beschta, R.L., and W.S. Platts and J.B. Kauffman. 1991. Field review of fish habitat improvement project in the Grande Ronde and John Day River Basins of eastern Oregon. DOE?BP-21493-1. US Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, O No
Beschta, R.L., W.S. Platts, J.B. Kauffman and M.T.Hill. 1994. Artificial stream restoration-money well spent or an expensive failure? university Council on Water Resources Annual Conference, Big Sky Montana, Carbondale, IL No
Bonneville Power Administration 1997b. Watershed Management Program Final Enviromental Impact Statement. DOE/EIS-0265. Bonneville Power Adminstration, Portland, OR No
Bonneville Power Administration 1997b. Wildlife Mitigation Program Final Environmental Impact Statement. DOE/EIS-0246. Portland,OR No
Bonneville Power Administration 1997c. WildlifeMitigation Program Record of Decision. DOE/EIS-0246. Portland,OR No
Kauffman, J.V., R.L. Beschta, N. Otting and D. Lytjen. 1997. An ecological perspective of riparian and stream restoration in the western United States. Fisheries 22:12-24. No
Beak Consultants, Incorporated,1993. Audit of wildlife loss assessments for federal dams on the Columbia River and its tributaries. Prepared for the Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, OR. No
Bonneville Power Administration. 1993. Oregon Trust Agreement Planning Project: Potential Mitigation No
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. 1997. Assessing Oregon Trust Agreement Planning Project Using GAP Analysis. In fullfillment of Project # 95-65. Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration; No
Northwest Power Planning Council 1994. Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. NPPC 94-55. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, OR. No

Section 7. Abstract


The Burns Paiute Tribe is proposing to acquire the Denny Jones Ranch in Juntura, Oregon. This acquisition would allow the Tribe to manage 6700 acres of richly diverse property on the Malheur River. The ranch holds deed to ~ 7 miles of the Malheur River which includes 328 acres of 1888 water rights and leases 21,000 acres of BLM and 4000 acres of state land. The project will benefit a diverse population of fish, wildlife and vegetation species. Objectives would include: removal of cattle from damaged riparian, wetlands and upland areas, fencing, riparian restoration and enhancement, increase wildlife use and reestablish historical home range for migratory species, weed control and maximize water quality. Currently, the ranch is in very poor condition. The present land practices contributes to the degradation of land and water quality. According to federal and state officials, the Malheur River is highly impacted by the current grazing practices. Initial HEP estimates have or will be taken on all sites identified by the planning process. Once sites are acquired or under management, a full baseline HEP analysis for current and potential HU’s will be taken and agreed to by project proponents and BPA. Bonneville Power Administration and the region that contracted habitat goals are met. Additionally, Oregon’s Wildlife Managers will work with the WMC to develop monitoring protocols for populations of target and non-target species, as called for by the ISRP. This is an on-going project that was approved in FY 98 to fund in FY 99. Once agreements between the Oregon Wildlife Coalitions Members are approved on where FY 99 dollars should be applied, further actions will continue.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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