Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199107800

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 Burlington Bottoms Wildlife Mitigation
BPA Project Proposal Number 199107800
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Sue Beilke
Mailing Address 18330 NW Sauvie Island Rd.
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97231
Phone 5036213488
Fax 5036213025
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Willamette
Short Description The project would mitigate for hydro-electric facilities through protecting, maintaining, and enhancing wildlife habitat and related Habitat Units, benefitting target and other wildlife including Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk species.
Target Species Great blue heron, Yellow Warbler, Beaver, Valley Quail, Spotted Sandpiper, Red-tailed Hawk, Black-capped Chickadee, Wood Duck

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: 11.3F.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
Other Planning Document References Oregon Trust Agreement Planning Project; BPA Wildlife Mitigation Program Final EIS; BPA Watershed Management Program Final EIS; Assessing Oregon Trust Agreement Planning Project Using GAP Analays; ODFW District Wildlife Management Plans.

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 Completed habitat evaluation procedures (HEP). Completed hydrology and hydraulics assessment project.
1994 Completed EA/Management Plan, including NEPA work.
1995 Initiated survey and monitoring efforts for target and other wildlife species, including Federal and State listed species. Studies are on-going and will continue indefinitely with the assistance of volunteers.
1996 Maintained wildlife habitat values for target wildlife species through removal of invasive non-native plant species.
1997 Maintained and/or enhanced wildlife habitat values for target species through removal of non-native plant species and planting of native plant species.
1998 Maintained and/or enhanced wildlife habitat values for target species through non-native plant removal and planting of native plant species.
1998 Continued survey and monitoring efforts for target and other wildlife including one Federal listed (Bald Eagle) and three State listed (red-legged frog, western painted and pond turtles) species.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9705900 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Projects-Oregon Proposal calls for enhancement and management of similar wetland habitats statewide. No
9705908 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites-Oregon, Multnomah Channel Adjacent project involving enhancement of similar wildlife habitats, involving coordination of management activities, etc.. Contributes to mitigation requirements for Willamette Basin. No
9705906 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Projects-McKenzie River Islands Acquisition and enhancment of similar wildlife habitat. Contributes to mitigation requirements for Willamette Basin. No
9205900 Amazon Basin/Eugene Wetlands, Phase III Enhancement of similar wildlife habitat. Contributes to mitigation requirements for Willamette Basin. No
9705907 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Projects, EE Wilson WMA Additions Enhancement of similar wildlife habitat. Contributes to mitigation requirements for Willamette Basin. No
9705916 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Projects, Tualatin River Nat. Wildlife Refuge Enhancement of similar wildlife habitat. Contributes to mitigation requirements for Willamette Basin. No
20550 Willamette Basin Mitigation Program Umbrella Yes
9206800 Implement Willamette Basin Mitigation Program Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Protect and maintain 1,319 Habitat Units for eight target wildlife species through maintenance and enhancement of wildlife habitats. a. Install water control structure to control water levels in the riparian shrub, forested wetland, wet meadow, emergent wetland, and open water habitats. Total acres targeted: 200 ac.
1. b. Using various methods including mowing, hand removal, etc., remove/control non-native plant species in the riparian forest, riparian shrub, wet meadow, and disturbed upland habitats. Total acres targeted: 280 ac.
1. c. Monitor and prevent human trespass, livestock trespass, illegal dumping, and other illegal activities. Monitor activities off site (i.e. quarry operations) that may affect on-site conditions such as water quality.
2. Provide 105 additional Habitat Units of protection credit by the year 2004, for five target wildlife species through enhancement of wildlife habitats. In addition, habitat will be protected and enhanced for listed species, and overall biodiversity will a. Same as Objective 1, Task a.
2. b. Plant native plant species in the riparian tree, riparian shrub, wet meadow, and disturbed upland habitats, in a total of 84 acres.
3. Monitor and evaluate the protection, maintenance, and enhancement activities. a. Monitor and evaluate water levels, flow etc. in connection with water control structure.
3. b. Conduct a modified HEP for eight target wildlife species to determine success of maintenance and enhancement activities.
3. c. Biological monitoring; Conduct wildlife surveys during various seasons to determine habitat use, population estimates, etc.
3. d. Monitor site weekly for human trespass, illegal dumping, etc. Monitor off site activities.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 02/01/00 12/01/04 Protect and maintain Habitat Units for target species. Control/removal of non-native plant species and enhancement of habitat on 417 acres. X 57.0%
2 02/01/00 10/01/04 Protect, maintain, and increase Habitat Units for target species. Enhancement of habitat for target and other wildlife species. X 35.0%
3 03/01/00 10/01/04 Conduct modified HEP. Collect data on wildlife species including habitat use, diversity and abundance, seasonal movements, etc. Monitor and evaluate all tasks. X 8.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Personnel costs for project manager and technician. $ 35,110
Fringe Administrative costs for 2 temporary employees. $ 9,478
Supplies Mailing supplies, copying, materials, native plants and grass seed. $ 4,000
Operating Costs of field crews and tractor/mower rental for maintenance activities. $ 10,000
Capital Costs of water control structure and related surveying, engineering, site prep., maintenance, etc. $ 40,000
Travel Mileage reimbursement for personnel and volunteers. $ 1,900
Indirect Overhead $ 16,334
Total Itemized Budget $116,822

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $116,822
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $116,822
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
Ducks Unlimited Engineering $ 0 unknown
Volunteers Noxious weed control; assist with wildlife surveys. $ 10,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $ 69,000 $ 71,000 $ 74,000 $ 77,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 69,000 $ 71,000 $ 74,000 $ 77,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Possible schedule constraints include: delays in obtaining necessary permits; delays in scheduling maintenance/enhancement work due to unavailability of field crews; and no access to a particular area during high water events.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Andelman, S.J. and Stock, A. 1994. Management, Research and Monitoring Priorities for the Conservation of Neotropical Migratory Landbirds that Breed in Oregon. Partners in Flight, Oregon and Washington Chapters. No
Beilke, S.B. ODF&W. 1994. Burlington Bottoms Management Plan/Environmental Assessment. Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. Yes
Beilke, S.B. ODF&W. 1993. Burlington Bottoms Habitat Evaluation. Bonneville Power Administration. No
Csuti, B., A.J. Kimerling, T.A. O’Neil, M.M. Shaughnessy, E. Gaines, M.M.P. Huso. 1997. Atlas of Oregon Wildlife: distribution, habitat, and natural history. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR. No
NPPC. 1994. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. NPPC94-55. Northwest Power Planning Council. Portland, Oregon. No
ODFW 1997a. Assessing Oregon Trust Agreement Planning Project Using GAP Analysis. In fulfillment of Project Number 95-65, Contract Number DE-BI179-92BP90299. Prepared for: U.S. Bonneville Power Administration; No
Project Cooperators: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation, Burn Paiute Tribe, Oregon Natural Heritage Program, Portland, OR. No
Oregon Natural Heritage Database. 1993. Rare, Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals of Oregon. The Nature Conservancy, Portland, Oregon No
Oregon Statewide Planning Program. 1973. ORS 197.225-.245. Adopted as administrative rules (OAR 660 Div. 15). 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 with high priority
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Recommendation: Fund with high priority. The project is also recommended for a multi-year review cycle with comprehensive review for results in 5 years.

Comments: A very good proposal, well justified and with clear relationships to other projects in the Willamette Basin. The reviewers particularly commend its inclusion of wildlife surveys to document and monitor site use by fish and wildlife, and for plant surveys that demonstrate that exotics diminish and native plant species flourish when water levels more closely resemble historic levels. The budget is adequately justified, notably the need for an increase over previous estimates, in order to construct a water-control structure.

Specific questions and comments that should also be addressed are: A small table of data would be helpful in the section relating to plant surveys and the effects of maintaining historic water levels. Similarly, a table of data showing results of wildlife surveys also would be a welcome contribution. Discussion of the value of the site to fish species could be expanded and improved. Reviewers express some concern that removal of non-native species may require annual funding in perpetuity.

Project history is well presented, but little is said about the results of surveys. Were expectations for habitat modifications met? Were there errors that led to 'adaptive management,' and if so, what modifications resulted to be applied to future work? The design of the proposed water control structure is unclear. Might it pose an obstruction to fish passage? What are the five wildlife species that are the targets of enhancement activities discussed in Objective No. 2 (Page 17)? How will water levels and flow be monitored under Objective No. 3a (Page 18), and with what frequency?

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 expense for the benefit gained.

Proximity to high population areas may lessen wildlife values.

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 (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Sponsor (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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