Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199608000

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 Northeast Oregon Wildlife Mitigation Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 199608000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Loren A. Kronemann
Mailing Address P.O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088432162
Fax 2088437329
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Grande Ronde
Short Description Provide funding for the Operation & Maintenance actiities on 16,500 acres of the NEOR Wildlife Mitigation Project located on the breaks of Joseph and Cottonwood Creeks, tributaries of the Grande Ronde River, in NE Oregon.
Target Species Downy Woodpecker, Song Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Marsh Wren, Western Meadowlark, Mule Deer, Chukar, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Mallard, Canada Goose, River Otter, and one for timber cover type - to be selected.

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: P.L. 96-501 sections 4(h) and 10(e)
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
Other Planning Document References N/A

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
1997 All new aerial photography of the project lands and surrounding area
1997 Rebuilt access roads into the project area after major winter flooding
1998 Initiated vegetation cover mapping project. Scanning area 7.5 minute orthophotoquads. Developing GIS Data Base.
1998 Repaired and upgraded staff facilities in Tamarack Ck.: rebuilt electric generator power system, upgraded water system, major repairs on buildlings, road maintenance.
1998 Repaired 1 mile of existing fence in area of heavy trespass grazing. Basin Creek
1998 Established fire protection subcontract with Oregon State Department of Forestry, initial attack.
1998 Repaired staff facilities in Basin Creek.
1998 Bought additional 158 acres adjacent to existing property.
1998 Manual control of weeds along 6 miles of access road.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Develop and maintain resource data base for project lands acquired by the NPT under BPA contract# 96B197175 a. Maintain current mapping and aerial photography data
1. b. Develop new and maintain current GIS data bases
1. c. Acquire new mapping data to fill data gaps
1. d. Complete development and varification of vegetation cover map, digitizing 7.5 min. orthophotoquads into GIS Data layer.
2. Noxious weed monitoring and control a. Monitor noxious weed presents and map distribution.
2. b. Coordinate with local agency weed supervisors
2. c. Control existing noxious weeds on up to 500 acres using excepted methods of control.
3. Maintain the integrity of the property boundary against trespass grazing. a. Survey fences and condition
3. b. Repair fences, gates and crossings.
3. c. Construct up to 5 miles of new fencing and gates.
4. Manage and maintain access to the property. a. Maintain existing roads in good repair.
4. b. Develop and maintain information signs.
4. c. Coordinate, cooperate with neighbors, and volunteers who wish to work access projects using outside funding consistant with an approved access plan.
5. Maintain existing facilities on the property. a. Maintain existing facilities in support of field crews.
6. Protect property and facilities against uncontrolled, unmanaged wildfire, consistant with fire management plan. a. Contract for initial strike on uncontolled fires which are inconsistant with fire management plan.
6. b. Maintain fire equipment and fire cache in good condition.
6. c. Provide training in fire fighting and safety.
7. Project Administration a. Staff training in operation, maintenance, and care of equipment and resources.
7. b. Quarterly reports
7. c. Coordination with agencies and neighbors.
8. Management Plan Implementation a. Implement activities from an approved Management Plan consistant with the goals of wildlife mitigation.
8. b. Coordination and cooperation with agencies and neighbors on the implementation of a approved Management Plan

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/00 3.0%
2 10/01/99 09/01/00 15.0%
3 10/01/99 09/01/00 29.0%
4 10/01/99 09/01/00 9.0%
5 10/01/99 09/01/00 10.0%
6 10/01/99 09/01/00 9.0%
7 10/01/99 09/01/00 7.0%
8 10/01/99 09/01/00 Approved Management Plan 18.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 63,394
Fringe $ 15,945
Supplies $ 45,000
Operating $ 3,000
Capital $ 5,000
Travel $ 29,000
Indirect $ 35,802
Subcontractor $ 38,184
Total Itemized Budget $235,325

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $235,325
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $235,325
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

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $242,917 $250,933 $259,214 $267,509
Total Outyear Budgets $242,917 $250,933 $259,214 $267,509

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The NPT has acquired 10,458 acres todate, 6,002 acres to reach goal. Availability of willing sellers within the time frame to reach the goal is subject to market.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

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. This proposal and 20130 are not distinct in scientific content, but rather present alternative particular funding mechanisms. The scientific part of this proposal is supportable for the short-term, as described below, but subsequent funding requires further development and justification of the long-term management and evaluation plan. The trade-offs among and constraints on funding mechanisms are beyond biological review.

Comments: Project 20130 would set up a trust fund to administer operation and maintenance on NEOR wildlife mitigation project over the next 60 years, this project would fund one year of administration, operation, and maintenance on the NEOR wildlife mitigation project. Protecting habitats by purchasing land is a worthwhile use of money, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, where so much has been severely degraded. The proposal is weakened because, although there is some description of kinds of activities that would be carried out, there is no scientific information provided to justify specific management actions. Reviewers had special concern about the justification for "noxious" weed programs and fire programs, about development of a long-term management plan as a prerequisite to long-term funding of this project, about whether maintaining access roads and facilities is beneficial for fish and wildlife (the primary goal of this project is to manage the property "for wildlife in perpetuity"), about whether employment of a full time site manager is justified, about the justification for extensive travel. .

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Technically Sound? No
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Same proposal as 20130, but for one year only.

Explain how this project fits into a watershed context.

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 (Nez Perce Tribe - Lapwai) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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