Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199106100

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Budgets for planning/design phase
Section 5. Budgets for construction/implementation phase
Section 6. Budgets for operations/maintenance phase
Section 7. Budgets for monitoring/evaluation phase
Section 8. Budget Summary

Reviews and Recommendations
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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area (SLWA)
BPA Project Proposal Number 199106100
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) WDFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Paul R. Ashley
Mailing Address 8702 N. Division
City, State, Zip Spokane, WA 99218
Phone 5094562823
Fax 5094564071
E-mail ashlepra@dfw.wa.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Jenene Ratassepp
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Crab Creek
 
Short Description Protect and maintain a self sustaining sharp-tailed grouse population, establish sage grouse in viable numbers, increase mule deer use of the project site, and enhance associated shrub-steppe habitat for other shrub-steppe obligate species.
Target Species


Project Location

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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


Biological Outcomes of this project: The primary expected biological outcome is increased viability and long term sustainability of the sharp-tailed grouse meta population occurring on and adjacent to the SLWA project. In addition, sage grouse, burrowing owls, jack rabbits, and other shrub-steppe obligate species are expected to maintain present population levels and/or increase as a result of the project. Mule deer, neotropical birds, raptors, waterfowl, and a host of other wildlife species are also expected to benefit. Habitat diversity will increase to more closely mimic native plant communities as introduced weedy vegetation is controlled and former agricultural lands are seeded to native-like perennial grasses, forbs, and shrubs.
Biological Data: Columbian sharp-tailed grouse lek data is available (sharp-tails are the primary species of concern at the Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area as well as an ESA species). Leks (breeding display sites) have been monitored at Swanson Lakes continuously since the early 1970s. Sharp-tailed grouse habitat use has also been documented with radio telemetry equipment. In addition, neotropical bird surveys, mule deer production counts, and hunter harvest surveys are conducted annually. Habitat variables are also monitored with photo points and direct measurements.


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 Acquired the 10,399 acre Roloff property as the "core" sharp-tailed grouse area within WDFW's Sharp-tailed Grouse Management Zone Four.
1995 Expanded the "core area" by acquiring the 5,060 acre Welch/Anderson properties, the 240 acre Rustemeyer/Finch ranch , and adding the 3,000+ acre Tracy Rock parcel purchased by WDFW.
Coordinated sharp-tailed grouse management activities with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM owns approximately 15,000 acres adjacent to the SLWA project.
Controlled non-native weedy vegetation on 478 acres.
1996 Seeded 520 acres of agricultural land to native-like perennial grasses and forbs for sharp-tailed grouse nesting and brood rearing habitat. Planted 18,400 shrubs and trees for sharp-tailed grouse winter forage and loafing/roosting cover.
Seeded 240 acres to small grains in order to supplement sharp-tailed grouse winter feed while shrubs, trees, and native herbaceous cover is established (Finch Management Unit).
Purchased 295 acres of habitat to preserve a sharp-tailed grouse lek site and adjoining nesting habitat as well as protect the area from further anthropogenic disturbance/development.
Constructed 16 miles of fence to protect habitat from livestock encroachment.
Controlled non-native weedy vegetation on 906 acres.
1997 Converted 30 acres of agricultural land to native-like perennial grasses and forbs for sharp-tailed grouse nesting/brood rearing habitat. Planted an additional 23,500 shrubs and trees primarily for winter forage and thermal cover. Seeded 15
acres to small grains for sharp-tailed grouse supplemental winter feed (Roloff Management Unit).
Planted 24,500 shrubs and trees on the Roloff East Management Unit, 15,000 shrubs and trees on the Roloff West Management Unit, 2,100 shrubs and trees on the Welch/Anderson Unit, and 17,100 trees and shrubs on the Tracy Rock
Unit to improve habitat for sharp-tailed grouse and other endemic wildlife species.
Developed 40 acres of sharp-tailed grouse nesting/brood rearing habitat on the Roloff West Management Unit.
Purchased 792 acres of shrub-steppe habitat to link disjunct parcels and further protect habitat/wildlife values on SLWA.
Established permanent monitoring and evaluation transects.
Constructed 16 miles of fence and repaired an additional 12 miles of fence to protect habitat from livestock encroachment.
Controlled non-native weedy vegetation on 846 acres.
1998 Constructed 17 miles of fence and repaired an additional 4.5 miles of fence to protect habitat from livestock encroachment.
Obtained fire control contracts to protect shrub-steppe habitat from wildfires.
Controlled non-native weedy vegetation on 552 acres.
1999 Controlled non-native weedy vegetation on 440 acres.
Completed the Cultural Resource Survey.
Constructed 2 miles of fence and performed routine maintenance on an additional 60 miles of fence.
Assisted Scotch Creek WA staff seed 400 acres to native-like sharp-tailed grouse nesting and brood rearing habitat.
Maintained seeded fields.
Conducted sharp-tailed grouse lek surveys, neotropic bird surveys, hunter harvest checks, general wildlife surveys, and habitat quality/enhancement result surveys from 1993 to the present time.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Protect, enhance, and maintain 20,000 acres of shrub-steppe habitat for sharp-tailed grouse and other shrub-steppe obligate species. A. Control introduced vegetation (weeds). Perpetuity $ 50,000  
B. Maintain sharp-tailed grouse nesting/ brood rearing habitat enhancements. Perpetuity $ 53,560  
C. Maintain shrub and tree enhancements. Perpetuity $ 26,000  
D. Maintain 60 miles of fence. Perpetuity $ 26,000  
E. Maintain all project related equipment. Perpetuity $ 20,000  
F. Maintain all physical improvements including roads, signs, culverts, wells, buildings etc., to the extent necessary to carry out the management plan. Perpetuity $ 24,000  
G. Monitor and control recreational use of project lands. Perpetuity $ 5,000  
H. Coordinate protection, enhancement, and maintenance activities with BLM, DNR, adjacent landowners, and public interests. Perpetuity $ 5,000  
I. Provide adequate fire protection to include surveillance and fire fighting resources. Perpetuity $ 4,600 x
2. Monitor wildlife and habitat response to protection, maintenance, and enhancement measures annually. A. Monitor sharp-tailed grouse leks (breeding display sites). Perpetuity $ 11,785  
B. Search for satellite/new leks. Perpetuity $ 3,000  
C. Conduct Sharp-tailed/sage grouse brood/density surveys. Perpetuity $ 3,000  
D. Conduct big game counts. Perpetuity $ 1,500  
E. Conduct neotropical bird surveys. Perpetuity $ 1,500  
F. Conduct hunter harvest surveys. Perpetuity $ 1,000  
G. Monitor habitat photo points. Perpetuity $ 2,500  
H. Establish/monitor permanent vegetation response transects. Perpetuity $ 6,361  
3. Provide project administrative support. A. Prepare monthly reports and other mitigation related documents. Perpetuity $ 5,115  
B. Conduct public/inter-agency project tours. Perpetuity $ 2,500  
C. Attend mitigation related training seminars and meetings. Perpetuity $ 3,500  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$290,000 $265,000 $256,000 $260,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

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Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 2.5 FTEs: Bio III (12 months), Bio II (11 months) Laborer (6 months). $101,520
Fringe For staff outlined under "Personnel" $ 26,500
Supplies Fuel, mileage, equip./bldg. maint., herbicides, fence materials, lumber, computer, signs, utilities. $ 76,140
Travel Herbicide applicator license courses etc. $ 4,000
Indirect (Computed at 19%) $ 40,861
Subcontractor Local Fire Districts provide fire protection through individual contracts. $ 4,600
Other DNR leases $ 2,300
Total Itemized Budget $255,921


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $255,921
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $255,921
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $250,000
% change from forecast 2.4%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Cost of living salary adjustments.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Operations and maintenance $256,000 $260,000 $290,000 $265,000
Total Outyear Budgets $256,000 $260,000 $290,000 $265,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$255,921
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$255,921
Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$ 0
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$265,137
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$265,137
Sponsor (WDFW - Olympia) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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