Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199009200

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 Wanaket Wildlife Mitigation Project Operations & Maintenance
BPA Project Proposal Number 199009200
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) CTUIR

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Eric J. Quaempts
Mailing Address P.O. Box 638
City, State, Zip Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone 5412787621
Fax 5412787673
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Columbia Lower Middle
Short Description Protect, enhance, and mitigate for wildlife habitats impacted by the McNary Hydroelectric Project. Achieve NPPC wildlife mitigation objectives in a cost effecient manner with in-kind habitats located on-site where original habitat inundation occurred.
Target Species Downy woodpecker, yellow warbler, spotted sandpiper, Western meadowlark, California quail, mink, and mallard.

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: 7.6.A, 7.6B, 7.6C, 11.3A, 11.3D
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References 1. Conforth Ranch Wildlife Mitigation Feasibility Study, McNary Oregon (USDOE BPA Division of Fish and Wildlife, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service. 2. Wanaket (Conforth Ranch) Wildlife Mitigation Project Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (CTUIR and BPA). 3. CTUIR Wildlife Mitigation Plan for the John Day and McNary Dams. 4. 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 BPA acquires Wanaket Wildlife Area Mitigation Project under Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. CTUIR assumes management responsibility.
1995 Completion of management plan, update of original HEP analysis.
1997 Rebuilt pumpstation irrigation infrastructure to allow for continued application of water.
1998 Upgraded canal water delivery system components to increase control and efficiency of water application. Initiated application of approved water rights transfer order, creating an additional 8 acres of emergent wetland habitats.
1999 Completion of water rights transfer order scheduled. An estimated increase in emergent wetland habitats of 20 acres is expected (28 total for 1998/99). Management plan update scheduled.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9705900 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Projects - Oregon. Proposal allows for the development of a complex of in-kind and on-site shrub/steppe and wetland habitats that could be managed in conjunction with Wanaket No
9500800 Umatilla Tribal Wildlife Coordination, Umatilla Riparian Coordination. A mitigation planning and coordination project which references and integrates the Wanaket Wildlife Area. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Administer updated 5-year management plan to provide 2,334 Habitat Units of protection credit for 7 target species with in-place and in-kind habitats. Protection will also be provided for State of Oregon Category 2 Species, Federal T/E/S/ Species a. Administer access and travel management component of management plan; - maintain kiosks, signs, and information.
1. (con't) and long-term ecosystem/species diversity. b. Monitor/prevent livestock trespass, illegal dumping, other illegal uses.
1. c. Maintain fences and gates.
1. d. Regulate recreational access.
2. Maintain habitat values for selected target species, Category 2 Species and T/E/S species. a. Flood irrigate McNary potholes to provide wetland habitats. - implement sub-contract for screen maintenance, - maintain canals, - maintain headgates.
2. b. Implement noxious weed control including; - prevention (limit vectors), - manual control (hand pulling), - implement sub-contract for herbicide application.
3. Continue management plan enhancements to provide 2,495 Habitat Units of enhancement credits by the year 2004. a. Collect and propogate native shrubs and grasses for outyear planting projects.
4. Monitor & Evaluate protection, maintenance and enhancement activities. a. Implement M&E program; - monitor access and travel management complicance.
4. b. Monitor and record amount of irrigation water applied.
4. c. Biological monitoring - conduct 2 breeding pair surveys.
4. d. Biological monitoring - conduct 3 brood counts.
4. e. Continue to utilize existing photo- points.
4. f. Compare noxious weed infestation levels to previous year's surveys.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 12/01/99 11/01/00 Provide 2,334 HU's of protection credit. - Mgmt Plan /Property Admin, -Habitat/property /Infrastructure Maint. - TM Admin. 50.0%
2 02/01/00 10/01/00 Maintain 2,334 HU's protection credit. - Flood Irrigation - Irrigation infrasctructure maint. - Noxious weed control 40.0%
3 04/01/00 06/01/00 Contribute towards objective of 2,495 HU's of enhancement credit by 2,004. -Plant collection, propogation 5.0%
4 12/01/99 11/01/00 Biological/Habitat Monitoring. -ATM, public use compliance -Photopoints -Breeding Pr Surveys -Brood Count Surveys 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 72,888
Fringe @ 28% $ 20,409
Supplies $ 33,760
Operating O&M incocorporated into personnel and subcontractor line items. $ 0
NEPA NEPA requirements already covered under existing programmitic EIS/ROD and project management plan. $ 0
Travel $ 11,105
Indirect $ 46,975
Subcontractor $ 14,864
Total Itemized Budget $200,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $200,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $200,000
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

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
Undetermined at this time. Opportunities to be developed in update of management plan (1999). $ 0 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $210,933 $222,469 $234,641 $247,483
Total Outyear Budgets $210,933 $222,469 $234,641 $247,483

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None identified.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Conforth Ranch Wildlife Mitigation Feasibility Study, McNary Oregon. 1991. USDOE BPA Division of Fish and Wildlife, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service. 65 pp. No
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). 1996. Wildlife Mitigation Plan for the John Day and McNary Dams, Columbia River Basin. No
Hammond, M.C. 1970. Waterfowl brood survey manual. USFWS Publ. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1994. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. No
Prose, B., Farmer, A., and Olson, R. 1986. Cost-effectiveness of easement and fee title acquisition for mitigating wildlife habitat losses. USDI, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Ecology Center, Fort Collins, CO, 61 pp. No
Rassmussen, L. and P. Wright. 1990d. Draft wildlife impact assessment, McNary Project, Oregon and Washington. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv., Portland Ore., 28 pp. 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:
Fund for one year
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Recommendation: Fund for one year. Subsequent funding contingent on a better description of monitoring and restoration objectives and methods.

Comments: The proposal needs a better description of monitoring and restoration objectives and methods. Operation and maintenance costs are about $250,000 per year into the future, which seems like a large commitment.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Technically Sound? Yes
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Explain how this project fits into a watershed context.

High personnel and related expenses. Sponsor should justify the costs and provide biological evidence for why the money is needed. What is the return on investment?

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

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 (Confederated Tribes Of The Umatilla Indian Reservation) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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