Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199106000

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 Pend Oreille Wetlands Wildlife Mitigation Project - Kalispel
BPA Project Proposal Number 199106000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Business acronym (if appropriate) KNRD

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Ray D. Entz
Mailing Address P.O. Box 39
City, State, Zip Usk, WA 99180
Phone 5094451147
Fax 5094455302
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Inter-Mountain
Subbasin Pend Oreille
Short Description Protect, restore, enhance and maintain important wetland/riparian wildlife habitat along the Pend Oreille River as partial mitigation for the construction and operation impacts associated with Albeni Falls Dam consistent with regional planning documents.
Target Species Bald Eagle (breeding and wintering), Black-capped Chickadee, Canada Goose, Mallard, Muskrat, Yellow Warbler, and White-tailed deer

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: 11.2D.1, 11.2E.1, 11.3D.4, 11.3D.5, 11.3D6, 11.3E
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
Other Planning Document References The following documents refer to need to mitigate hydropower impacts, need to protect habitat in the Albeni Falls Project area, and reognize that the federal hydropower system has impacted wildlife habitat in Idaho and Washington and calls for mitigation of the losses: Bonneville Power Administration Wildlife Mitigation Final EIS (BPA 1997); Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (NPPC 1995); Albeni Falls Wildlife Management Plan: Final EA (1996); USFWS Pacific Bald Eagle Recovery Plan (1994); WDFW Priority Habitats and Species program (1995); Washington State GAP Analysis (1997); An iterim report on the Fish and Wildlife Resources Affected by Albeni Falls Project, Pend Oreille River, Idaho (FWS 1953); Columbia River System Operation Review: Final EIS (BPA 1995); Albeni Falls Wildlife Protection, Mitigation and Enhancement Plan: Final Report (IDFG 1988); Kalispel Tribe of Indians Wildlife Mitigation and Restoration for Albeni Falls Dam: Flying Goose Ranch Phase I (UCUT 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
1992 Land acquisition of 436 acre parcel for baseline protection of 371 HU's
1993 Began management efforts on the project
1994 Completed bio-engineered shoreline stabilization projects on highly eroded banks
1995 Completed implementation of three wetland control structures for increased wetland quantity, quality, and diversity
1996 Completed the construction of two nesting islands for waterfowl
1997 Land acquisition of additional 164 acre adjjacent parcel for baseline protection of 246 HU's
1997 Five-year HEP update on original purchase showing an increase of 182 HU's through management activities
1998 Completed 25 acres of riparian cottonwood reforestation on the main acquisition site
1998 Completed 30 acres of hardwood stand improvement on the main acquisition site
1998 Completed the draft management plan for the additional parcel

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9206100 Albeni Falls Wildlife Mitigation Project - IDFG complimentary and interconnected in fulfilling mitigation for Albeni Falls Dam No
9004401 Lake Creek Watershed Acquisition - Coeur d'Alene Tribe complimentary and interconnected in fulfilling mitigation for Albeni Falls Dam No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Restore and enhance approximately 600 acres and 700 Habitat Units (HUs) on the two properties comprising the project a. Restore approximately 30 acres of eroded shoreline into a riparian black cottonwood forest
1. b. Increase hardwood stands densities from 100 stems/acre to 900 stems/acre
1. c. Restore approximately 20 acres of pasture to scrub-shrub wetland habitat
1. d. Increase wetland quantity by approximately 90 surface acres and quality by using moist soil management techniques
1. e. Increase overall stand health and individual tree heights using standard silviculture practices
1. f. Stabilize and protect 1,500 feet of eroding shoreline and manage pasture for meeting life history requisites of various waterfowl
1. g. Reduce human disturbance to species/habitats
2. Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres and 1,300 HUs on the two properties comprising the project a. Property management and reporting requirements
2. b. Management enforcement
2. c. Fire protection and fire management
2. d. fence repair and maintenance
2. e. water control structure management, operation and maintenance
2. f. Building maintenance
2. g. Noxious weed control
2. h. Maintain habitat improvements
3. Monitor and evaluate wildlife habitat and management activities on 600 acres a. Conduct HEP on 5-year intervals to determine increase in HUs from enhancement measures
3. b. Conduct appropriate wildlife guild/species population surveys on a random basis
3. c. Monitor burned areas at regular intervals including soil and vegetation response
3. d. Monitor control of noxious weeds
3. e. Monitor human use
3. f. Amend and update management plans as necessary

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/94 10/01/03 700 HUs credited to BPA for Albeni Falls Dam wildlife impacts X 50.0%
2 05/01/93 10/01/93 1,277 total HUs credited to BPA with adequate O&M funding X 40.0%
3 05/01/93 10/01/93 Monitor and evaluate habitat and species response on 600 acres X 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel .2 FTE oversight, 2.1 FTE (1 biologist, 1 tech and .1 equip operator) implementation $ 68,598
Fringe 30% of personnel $ 20,580
Supplies Plants, tools, etc $ 10,000
Operating Fence repair, water control structures, building mainenance, vegetation maintenance, erosion maint. $ 12,000
Capital vehicle lease $ 6,000
Travel related meetings and training $ 3,500
Indirect 19.8% of direct costs less contract services and capital equipment $ 25,439
Other heavy equipment lease and office space $ 7,800
Total Itemized Budget $153,917

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $153,917
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $153,917
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
Kalispel Tribe law enforcement $ 3,000 unknown
Kalispel Tribe project vehicles/equipment $ 3,000 unknown
Kalispel Tribe Computer, printer $ 2,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $156,000 $162,000 $168,000 $ 87,000
Total Outyear Budgets $156,000 $162,000 $168,000 $ 87,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Critical constraints include: funding stability over time for adequate operation & maintenance and monitoring & evaluation in order to provide HUs to BPA

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bonneville Power Administration. 1997. Wildlife mitigation program final EIS. DOE/EIS - 0246. US Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
_________. 1996. Albeni Falls wildlife management plan: final EA. DOE/EA - 2939. US Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Cassidy, K.M., C.E. Grue, M.R. Smith, and K.M. Dvornich. 1997. GAP Analysis for Washington state/final report. Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Vol 1 - 5. No
Dahl, T.E. 1990. Wetlands -- Losses in the United States, 1780's to 1980's. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Report to Congress, Washington, D.C. No
Kalispel Natural Resource Department (KNRD). 1997. Fish and wildlife management plan. Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Usk, Washington. No
Martin R.C., H.J. Hansen, and G.A. Meuleman. 1988. Albeni Falls wildlife protection, mitigation, and enhancement plan. Proj. 87-43. Bonneville Power Administration, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Portland, Oregon. No
Merker, C. 1993. Kalispel Tribe of Indians wildlife mitigation and restoration for Albeni Falls Dam: flying goose ranch phase I. DE-BI79-91BP20287, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
US Fish and Wildlife Service. 1994. Habitat Evaluation Procedures. Ecological Services Manual 102. US Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Ecological Services, Washington, D.C. No
__________. 1980. Habitat Evaluation Procedures. Ecological Services Manual 102. US Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Ecological Services, Washington, D.C. No
__________. 1953. An interim report on the fish and wildlife resources affected by albeni Falls project, Pend Oreille River, Idaho No
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1995. Priority habitats and species list. Washinton Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, Washington 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 provision of results. This proposal may have been adequate for multi-year review cycle if they had provided a better description of results to date.

Comments: This project proposes to enhance already acquired wetlands for conservation to increase wildlife abundance, maintain existing enhancement measures, and monitor and evaluate in terms of wildlife abundance past and proposed enhancement activities. The project is not land acquisition (that was done in 1992 and 1997) but restoration/enhancement, operations, and monitoring. Enhancement procedures are designed appropriately for specific habitat types, and all past and present activities are to be thoroughly monitored. When monitoring indicates a failure to meet project objectives modification will be enacted. This is a logical and rational approach. A drawback of this proposal is that it does not consider potential conflicts of obtaining project objectives with fisheries mitigation projects in the area. However, this appears to have been a successful project.

The proposal quality was good, in the midrange of those reviewed. The proposal references the FWP and several other statements and plans. It is related to two other projects (920611, 9004401). It involves two tribes and IDFG as a working group. There have been good accomplishments since 1991. There is good background, rationale, and relationships to other projects. The good project history shows good planning and agency cooperation. Objectives, methods, and facilities are fine. The budget seems reasonable. There are good resumes of staff. This could be a good candidate for multi-year funding.

The primary shortcoming of the proposal is the failure to provide data on the target species using the site. After over 7 years, it is poor to say they still do not have a management plan. What's the plan here for M&E? What are the milestones? It is pretty far into the project to be presenting so little monitoring and evaluation information.

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 in a watershed context.

Good description of enhancement activities.

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:
$ 99,250
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 99,250
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 99,250
Sponsor (Kalispel Tribe Of Indians) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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