Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199506001

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 Protect & Enhance Wildlife Habitats in the Squaw Creek Watershed
BPA Project Proposal Number 199506001
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 Umatilla
Short Description This project proposes operations and maintenance for protecting and enhancing habitats for selected HEP target species in the Squaw Creek Watershed. It is a continuation of a 1998 watershed project that provides dual benefits for fish and wildlife.
Target Species Western meadowlark, black-capped chickadee, mink, blue grouse, great blue heron, downy woodpecker, mule 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: 7.6A, 7.6C, 7.7, 7.8E, 11.2, 11.3C, 11.3D
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wit - Volume 1, Hypothesis 3, Watershed Restoration, Habitat: Tributary, Problem Statement, second paragraph, pages 5B-12 and 5B-13 and Hypothesis, page 5B-13. Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wit - Volume 2, Umatilla River, Recommended Actions For The Umatilla River, III. Watershed Management, page 44. Umatilla River Drainage Anadromous Fish Habitat Improvement Implementation Plan, Fishery Characteristics -Limiting Factors, last paragraph of page 6 through page 9 and APPENDIX B, Riparian Habitat Inventory Summaries - by Subbasin and Stream The Umatilla River Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Production Plan, Part II. HABITAT PROTECTION NEEDS, History and Status of Habitat, pages 27 - 28. Umatilla Basin Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation Annual Progress Reports - Physical Habitat Survey Data and Biological Survey Data: 1992 - 1993, Appendixes D and E; 1993 - 1994, Appendixes D and E; 1995, Appendixes D and E; 1996 Appendixes B and D.

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
1988 The Umatilla Drainage Fish Habitat Improvement Plan identified and prioritized 7 miles of riparian/stream habitat in Squaw Creek for improvement.
1994 Ten miles of fish habitat in Squaw Creek were surveyed. Fish surveys and population estimates were also completed.
1995 The Squaw Creek Watershed Project was identified and prioritized in both the anadromous and wildlife caucuses for joint funding.
1997 Approximately 5,536 acres of land were purchased to form the nucleus of the Squaw Creek Watershed Project. Additionally, 1005 acres of BIA administered trust lands were incorporated into for mitigation purposes.
1998 An additional 320 acres of fee lands, consisting primarily of coniferous forest and grassland cover types was purchased.
1998 Two BIA-administered grazing allotments, totalling approximately 20,000 acres and 1,056 AUM's were leased.
1998 HEP analysis initiated, field surveys completed for riparian and grassland cover types.
1998 Management planning process initiated. Scoping notices provided in local media, inter-agency HEP team.
1999 Field surveys for timber cover types completed. HEP analysis for all cover types and target species completed.
1999 Completed comprehensive management plan, including HEP.
2000 Implementation of management plan, including protection, enhancements/restoration, and operations/maintenance.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8710001 Umatilla Basin Habitat Enhancement Project incorporates Squaw Creek due to its critical contribution of summer steelhead spawning/rearing habitat to the Umatilla Basin. Opportunities exist to share personnel, vehicles, and equipment to minimize project expense. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Administer management plan to provide 3,832 Habitat Units of protection credit for selected target species. Protection will also be provided for T/E/S species and long-term ecosystem/species diversity. a. Administer access and travel management component of management plan; -maintain kiosks, signs, and information -provide on-site presence to provide information & enforce regulations.
1. b. Purchase leases for two grazing allotments (20,000 acres, 1,056 AUM's).
1. c. Monitor/prevent livestock trespass, illegal dumping, other illegal uses.
1. d. Re-construct range infrastructure including - fences - gates.
2. Maintain habitat values for selectet target species and T/E/S species. a. Conduct noxious weed control including; - prevention (limit vectors), - manual control (hand pulling), - implement sub-contract for herbicide application.
2. b. Conduct range infrastructure maintenance including; - fences - cattleguards - spring developments.
3. Implement management plan enhancement strategies to provide 5,554 HU's of enhancement credit by the year 2008. a. Collect and propogate native shrubs and grasses.
4. Monitor & Evaluate protection, maintenance, and enhancement activities. a. Implement M&E program; - monitor access and travel management compliance.
4. b. Biological monitoring - incorporate results of wildlife surveys conducted under other projects/funding sources.
4. c. Noxious weed monitoring - compare current year infestation levels to previous surveys.
4. d. Continue to utilize existing photopoints.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 07/01/99 06/01/00 Provide 3,832 HU's of protection credit. -Mgmt. plan/property admin, Habitat protection. 75.0%
2 07/01/99 06/01/00 Maintain 3,832 HU's of protection credit. - Range infrastructure maintenance. - Noxious weed control. 15.0%
3 04/01/99 10/01/00 Contribute towards objective of 5,554 HU's of enhancement credit by 2,004. Native plant collection and propogation. 5.0%
4 07/01/99 06/01/00 Administrative/Biolog- ical/habitat/ monitoring. -ATM, public use compliance, - photopoints -incorporate biological monit. from other projects/funding sources. - Monitor success of noxious weed treatement. 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Includes staff for administration, maintenance, and enhancements. $ 50,823
Fringe @28% $ 14,230
Supplies $ 14,700
Operating O&M incorporated in personnel, subcontractors, and materials/repairs poriton of supplies. $ 0
Capital Purchase of two grazing leases (approximately 20,000 acres and 1,056 AUM's) $ 10,700
NEPA NEPA requirements already covered under existing programmitic EIS/ROD and project management plan. $ 0
Construction Inspection duties of fence construction contract incorporated into personnel. $ 0
Travel $ 5,220
Indirect @ 34% $ 28,891
Subcontractor Umatilla County Weed Control $ 11,025
Subcontractor Unidentified fence construction contractor $ 60,000
Subcontractor Unidentified nursery contractor $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $200,589

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $200,589
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $200,589
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
Bureau of Indian Affairs. Undetermined amount of materials for fence and spring construction/ maintenance. $ 0 unknown
other/undetermined Opportunities to be developed in management plan (1999). $ 0 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $220,655 $242,180 $229,240 $211,400
Total Outyear Budgets $220,655 $242,180 $229,240 $211,400

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Collection of native plant materials will be dependent on plant growth and seed production, which may vary from growing season to growing season. Poor production may result in a delay of collection/propogation & carryover of funds.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). 1996. Wildlife Mitigation Plan for the John Day and McNary Dams, Columbia River Basin. No
Moore, Kelly M.S., Jones, Kim, K. Dambacher, Jeffery M. 1993. Methods for stream habitat surveys: Oregon Department of Fish and Widlife, Aquatic Inventory Project. Corvallis, OR 97330. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1994. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. No
Oregon Trust Agreement Planning Project, October 1993, U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Confederated Tribes of theUmatilla Indian Reservation. 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
Umatilla Drainage Fish Habitat Improvement Plan. 1988. U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. No
U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. 1980. Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP). Ecol. Serv. Manual 102. Div. Ecol. Servi., Washington D.C. 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 methods and the criteria used for evaluation.

Comments: It was encouraging to note that fish were included with wildlife in the proposal. In the case of wildlife habitat enhancement projects, it would be helpful to know how the particular project fits into a "big picture". What is the overall plan, and what portion of the plan is to be accomplished by this project? The proposal includes a considerable amount of continuing operation and maintenance costs.

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.]

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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