Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199205900

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 Amazon Basin/Eugene Wetlands Phase Two
BPA Project Proposal Number 199205900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
The Nature Conservancy
Business acronym (if appropriate) TNC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Edward R. Alverson
Mailing Address 858 Pearl Street
City, State, Zip Eugene, OR 97401
Phone 5416825586
Fax 5416825032
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Willamette
Short Description Restore and enhance wildlife habitat at the Willow Creek Natural Area. Acquire an additional 134 acres contiguous with the 330 acres currently managed under the BPA Wildlife Mitigation Program. Prepare a new Habitat Evaluation for the new acquisitions.
Target Species Beaver, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-tailed Hawk, Valley Quail, Western Meadowlark, Yellow Warbler, and Western Pond Turtle.

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, 7.1, 7.6.A, 7.6.B, 7.6.C, 7.7, 7.8, 11.3.A, 11.3.D
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
Other Planning Document References Willow Creek Wildlife Mitigation Project, Final Environmental Assessment, BPA document # DOE-EA-1023, April 1995. BPA 1993, Oregon Trust Agreement Planning (OTAP) Project: Potential Mitigation to the impacts on Oregon wildlife resources associated with relevant mainstem Columbia River and Willamette River hydroelectric projects. Bonneville Power Adminstration, US Dept. of Energy, Portland, OR. DOE-BP-90299-1. ODF&W 1997. Assessing Oregon Trust Agreement Planning Project using GAP analysis. Contract No. DE-BI179-92P90299 prepared for US Bonneville Power Administration.

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
1995 Acquired conservation easement over 330 acres of habitat.
1995 Completed the Willow Creek wildlife management plan and Environmental Assessment proposing restoration and enhancement actions and wildlife mitigation credits that would be produced.
1996 Implementation of restoration and enhancement actions proposed in management plan.
1997 Implementation of restoration and enhancement actions proposed in management plan.
1998 Implementation of restoration and enhancement actions proposed in management plan.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9206800 Implementation of Willamette Basin Mitigation Program-Wildlife No
9705900 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites-—Oregon No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Implement wildlife habitat management activities as outlined in the Willow Creek management plan to maintain a baseline of 575 habitat units and provide additional habitat units through restoration and enhancement of wildlife habitats. a. Continue non-native vegetation control efforts; reduce or eliminate the top 10 problem non-native plant species from the site.
1. b. Reduce adult bullfrog populations by 50% from pre-control levels.
1. c. Monitor and evaluate invasive non-native species control efforts.
1. d. Enhance three acres of oak woodland by reducing trunk density and removing non-native understory vegetation.
1. e. Restore two acres of invaded wet prairie to wet prairie and ash savanna habitats.
1. f. Restore native grasses and forbs to establish one acre of native upland prairie on former agricultural land.
1. g. Install and monitor “soft” erosion control methods on streambanks and at nickpoints.
2. Acquire 133 acres of adjacent land to expand wildlife credits and improve the overall viability of the site for wildlife use. a. Negotiate for and purchase a total of 133 acres on the following tracts at Willow Creek: Alvord (56 acres), Rathbone (36 acres), Mahler (7 acres), Christensen (5 acres), Houser (10 acres), Scott (7 acres), and Watson (10 acres).
3. Monitor hydrology and water quality conditions to compare with baseline conditions regarding stream flows and water quality inputs to the Willow Creek site. a. Monitor hydrology and water quality conditions.
3. b. Continue precipitation monitoring.
3. c. Continue turbidity monitoring.
3. d. Refine wildlife management and enhancement activities based upon results of monitoring and analysis.
4. Improve defensibility of the site and reduce unauthorized use and associated impacts. a. Increase volunteer defensibility monitoring.
4. b. Maintain or update public use signage and entry controls (gates and fences) as necessary.
5. Perform additional habitat evaluation, management planning, and NEPA documentation to guide acquisition and management of new land acquisitions and assess changes in HU's achieved on existing lands. a. Undertake a Habitat Evaluation, develop a management plan, and perform necessary NEPA documentation for the tracts listed under Task 2a and evaluate additional HU's protected through restoration and enhancement on existing lands.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 04/01/00 03/01/01 Maintain 575 HU's and work towards achieving 815 HU's 2.0%
2 10/01/99 03/01/01 Protect an additional 133 acres New conservation easements 97.0%
3 04/01/00 03/01/01 Prevent degradation of hydrologic regime 0.0%
4 04/01/00 03/01/01 Prevent damage from unauthorized use 0.0%
5 10/01/99 03/01/01 Identify management actions to increase the number of HU's Updated management plan 1.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 18,700
Fringe (38.5%, based upon line 1 and part of line 4 costs) $ 11,450
Supplies $ 2,800
Operating (some of personnel expense applied to O&M tasks) $ 5,000
Capital Fair market value as determined by preliminary appraisals $2,295,070
NEPA $ 5,000
Travel $ 1,000
Indirect 20%, TNC federally approved indirect cost rate for all non subcontract costs. $ 6,000
Subcontractor Work crews, contract labor, appraisals, HEP work, hydrologist, zoologist $ 31,000
Total Itemized Budget $2,376,020

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $2,376,020
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $2,376,020
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
Oregon Commission on Families and Children youth work crews $ 6,000 unknown
US Fish and Wildlife Service upland prairie restoration $ 4,000 unknown
The Nature Conservancy real estate assistance $ 3,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $ 70,000 $ 71,750 $ 73,540 $ 75,380
Total Outyear Budgets $ 70,000 $ 71,750 $ 73,540 $ 75,380

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bonneville Power Administration. 1995. Willow Creek Wildlife Mitigation Project, Final Environemental Assessment. DOE-EA-1023, Portland, OR. No
Beilke, Susan. 1995. Willow Creek Habitat Evaluation. Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Clackamas, OR. No
Oregon Trust Agreement Planning (OTAP) Project 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

Comments: A well-written proposal in behalf of somewhat expensive conservation easements. The authors do not make a wholly convincing case that this is the most cost-effective way to protect fish and wildlife in the area. Monitoring provisions are well presented.

Specific comments and questions that should also be addressed are: The proposal includes an apparent long-term (perpetual?) commitment to control non-native vegetation, a questionable element at best. The proposal does not adequately describe why this is a priority area. What is the efficacy of attempting to control non-native species (e.g., active vs. passive restoration)?

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
$ 50,000

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Technically Sound? Yes
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Project is expensive even given high cost of urban property.

Explain how this project fits into a watershed context.

Project success depends on willing sellers.

Proximity to high population areas may lessen wildlife.

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

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

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Mar 1, 2000
$ 50,000
[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:
$ 62,712
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 62,712
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 62,712
Sponsor (Nature Conservancy) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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