Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199004401

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 Lake Creek Land Acquisition and Enhancement
BPA Project Proposal Number 199004401
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Coeur d'Alene Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) CDA Tribe

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Kelly Lillengreen
Mailing Address P.O. Box 408
City, State, Zip Plummer, ID 83851
Phone 2086865302
Fax 2086863021
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Inter-Mountain
Subbasin Coeur d'Alene
Short Description Protect, enhance, and maintain wetland and riparian habitat in the Lake Creek drainage as partial mitigation for the impacts attributed to the construction and operation of the Albeni Falls hydroelectric facility.
Target Species This project will target species used to assess the impacts of Albeni Falls Dam. This will include mallard duck, canada goose, bald eagle, black-capped chickadee, white-tailed deer, muskrat, and yellow warbler.

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: Sections 11.3F.3, 10.8B, 10.8B.20, 10.8B.21, 10.1, 10.1A, 10.1B
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References CBFWA Multi Year Implementation Plan, Coeur d'Alene Tribe Project Management Plan, Lake Creek Watershed Assessment, Albeni Falls Wildlife Protection, Mitigation, and Enhancement Plan (DOE/BP-36154-1), Albeni Falls Wildlife Management Plan: Final EIS (DOE/EA-2939), BPA Wildlife Mitigation Program: Final EIS (DOE/EIS-0246)

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
1999 Complete Acquisition of Property
1999 Protection of Project Lands

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9004400 Implement Fisheries Enhancement Opportunities: Coeur d'Alene Reservation This project focuses on the protection and restoration of four key watersheds on the Reservation. Lake Creek is one of these drainages. All activities will complement ongoing fisheries habitat restoration efforts in the drainage. No
9206100 Albeni Falls Wildlife Mitigation Project This project is an umbrella project submitted by the Albeni Falls Interagency Workgroup (Coeur d'Alene Tribe is a member). This project specifically targets in-kind wetland and riparian habitats impacted by Albeni Falls Dam. No
9004400 Implement Fisheries Enhancement Opportunities: Coeur D'alene Reservation Yes
9004401 Lake Creek Land Acquisition Yes
9004402 Coeur d'Alene Tribe Trout Production Facility Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Protect and maintain the baseline habitat units on the project site. a. Maintain and construct new and existing fences to secure the property from livestock trespass, identify the project boundary, and control public access.
1. b. Apply appropriate maintenance activities necessary to protect existing site conditions and to prevent any decline in baseline habitat units. All activities will be consistent with the O&M guidelines document prepared by the CBFWA Wildlife Managers.
1. c. Use adaptive management principles to address unforseen management concerns and needs.
1. d. Consult and coordinate land management activities with NWPPC, BPA, CBFWA, Albeni Falls Work Group, local governments, and the public.
2. Assess the quality and quantity of existing habitat on project site. a. Use Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) to calculate existing baseline habitat units (HU's) for the target species indicated.
2. b. Credit BPA for the number of baseline HU's identified in task "a"
3. Develop and begin to implement a long-term management strategy for the project area. a. Use HEP results to help develop a management plan that addresses any critical habitat deficiencies on the site and identifies a desired future condition.
3. b. Identify additional on-site habitat deficiencies and enhancement opportunities not previously identified through HEP.
3. c. Implement enhancement activities as identified in a management plan.
3. d. Design a long-term monitoring and evaluation plan to determine the effectiveness of land management activities on both habitat and species specific populations.
4. Public Outreach a. Identify and negotiate with willing landowners throughout the Lake Creek drainage to identify future opportunities to expand the existing project and to compliment other existing efforts in the drainage.
4. b. Coordinate mitigation efforts with other agencies and public organizations including the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Kootenai County, local conservation groups, the Lake Creek Watershed Work Group, and private land holders.
4. c. Educate the local public on the role that fish and wildlife mitigation projects play in protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat on the Reservation and on the importance of protecting and conserving existing habitat.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/00 03/01/01 The baseline HU's associated with the project will be maintained and protected from decline. 25.0%
2 06/01/00 11/01/00 Baseline HU's will be identified and credited to BPA. X 15.0%
3 A plan describing a desired future condition will be identified including potential enhancement activities and associated HU's. Species and habitat response to project activities will be monitored. X 50.0%
4 03/01/00 03/01/01 Identification of project expansion opportunities and potential HU's to be protected. 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 1FTE Biologist, .5FTE Technician, .07FTE G.I.S. $ 47,568
Fringe 40% $ 19,028
Supplies Maps, Film, Printing & Copying, Communications, Office Supplies, etc. $ 13,000
Operating Field Equipment, Vehicle Costs, etc. $ 20,000
Travel $ 3,500
Indirect 31.6% $ 33,719
Other $ 3,608
Total Itemized Budget $140,423

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $140,423
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $140,423
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 $150,000 $157,500 $165,375 $173,644
Total Outyear Budgets $150,000 $157,500 $165,375 $173,644

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Implementation of this project may be limited by the ability to secure funding from BPA. Delays may also arise from seasonal weather constraints. The ability to find willing landowners may also limit project expansion opportunities.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Coeur d'Alene Tribe Fish, Water, and Wildlife Program, 1998. Lake Creek Watershed Assessment. Environmental Protection Agency. 27pp Yes
Bauer, S.B. 1998. Lake Creek 1996 interim monitoring report, Kootenai County, Idaho. Kootenai-Shoshone Soil Conservation District. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. 27pp. Yes
Kootenai-Shoshone Soil Conservation District. 1991. Agricultural Pollution Abatement Plan, Lake Creek Watershed. Final Planning Report. USDA Soil Conservation Service. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Yes
Lillengreen, K., A.J. Vitale, R. Peters. 1998. Coeur d'Alene Tribe Project Management Plan- Enhancement of Resident Fish Resources within the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation. Project Number 90-044. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. Yes
Lillengreen, K.L., T. Skillingstad, A.T. Scholz. 1994. Fisheries habitat evaluation on tributaries of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation: Annual Report, 1992. Project Number 90-044. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. Yes
Lillengreen, K.L., D.C. Johnson, A.T. Scholz. 1993. Fisheries habitat evaluation on tributaries of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation: Annual Report, 1991. Project Number 90-044. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. Yes
Graves, S., et al. 1992. Fisheries habitat evaluation on tributaries of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation: Annual Report, 1991. Project Number 90-044. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. Yes
Bonneville Power Administration. 1997. Wildlife Mitigation Program: Final Environmental Impact Statement. DOE/EIS-0246, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Martin, R.C., et al. 1988. Albeni Falls Wildlife Protection, Mitigation, and Enhancement Plan. Project Number 87-43. Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Bonneville Power Administration. 1996. Albeni Falls Wildlife Management Plan: Final Environmental Assessment. DOE/EA-2939. Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority Wildlife Managers. 1998. Guidelines for Enhancement, Operation, and Maintenance Activities for Wildlife Mitigation Projects. Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority, Portland, Oregon. No

Section 7. Abstract


Reviews and Recommendations

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

ISRP Preliminary Review , ISRP 99-2 Recommendation:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Recommendation: Fund. OK for multi-year review cycle, with review in FY2003 for reporting of benefits to target species.

Comments: This is an example of a good wildlife proposal. The methodology described is especially impressive. This is a well written, comprehensive proposal that warrants continued funding. Several FWP measures are identified, along with several other plans (e.g., Lake Creek Watershed Assessment; Albeni Falls Wildlife Protection, Mitigation, and Enhancement Plan). The work is Albeni Falls Dam mitigation, but also is related to Grand Coulee Dam mitigation. The project plan is given as consistent with the O&M guidelines of CBFWA wildlife managers. There are excellent background, rationale, objectives, and methods. The current work was preceded by thorough surveys. Costs are reasonable. Complete resumes were provided. Only unwanted side effects seems to have been left out of the discussion. The project seems a good candidate for multi-year funding.

This is a good project that is based on the watershed management concept for both fish and wildlife. There is good coordination between agencies, and outreach is included. There is a management strategy. The proposers need to be more specific about outputs and measurable milestones. There is good layout of methods for planning and land management. It is good to have desired outcomes specified. It is a good example of a systematic approach to acquisition and enhancement. It is well thought out, planned, and scientifically sound. It integrates very well wildlife conservation and restoration of native salmonid fishes as mitigation measures. The involvement of and linkage to many other projects, often being conducted by other agencies, in the drainage makes it part of a true watershed ecosystem approach to mitigation and conservation.

The set of three interrelated Coeur d'Alene Tribe proposals (including 9004400, 9004401, 9004402) might have benefited from an umbrella.

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Technically Sound? Yes
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
These very small projects emphasize the economy involved in large-scale projects. It is more expensive to operate small projects.

CBFWA: Wildlife Committee Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Mar 1, 2000
[Decision made in 9-22-99 Council Meeting]

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
Sponsor (Coeur D'Alene Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Sponsor (Coeur D'Alene Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Return to top of page