Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199205900

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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 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 St.
City, State, Zip Eugene, OR 97401
Phone 5416825586
Fax 5416825032
E-mail Ed.R.Alverson@ci.eugene.or.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Catherine A. Macdonald
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Willamette
 
Short Description Restore, enhance existing mitigation lands, and acquire 99 acres contiguous with the Willow Creek Wildlife Mitigation Project. Complete a baseline Habitat Evaluation for new acquisitions and re-assess habitat conditions on existing mitigation area.
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: We are providing an estimated 575 Habitat Units (HU’s) of protection credits with the 330 acres currently enrolled in the Wildlife Mitigation Program. Our management plan proposes restoration and enhancement work to result in a total of 815 HU’s. To-date four years of work have restoration and enhancement work have been performed. Additional HU’s of protection credits would accrue from the additional 99 acres.
Biological Data: The baseline data for HU’s present on the site were determined from a Habitat Evaluation completed in 1995. We propose to perform a follow-up Habitat Evaluation in FY 2001 to document the increase in HU’s since 1995, and to establish baseline HU’s for the 99 acres addition. Additional documentation of habitat improvements is obtained from air photos, annual vegetation monitoring, photo plots, weed mapping, and wildlife observations.


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.
1999 Implementation of restoration and enhancement actions proposed in management plan.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Perform management planning, NEPA documentation, and habitat evaluation to guide acquisition and management of new land acquisitions. a. Undertake a Habitat Evaluation, develop a management plan, and perform necessary NEPA documentation for the tracts listed under Section 4. FY 2001 only $ 12,500 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

n/a or no information


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Acquire 99 acres of adjacent land to expand wildlife credits and improve overall viability of the site for wildlife use. a. Complete appraisals, title reports, and legal documents to acquire a 36-acre addition (Rathbone addition). FY2001 only $ 7,085 x
b.Acquire 36-acre Rathbone addition. FY2001 only $394,500  
b.Complete appraisals, title reports, and legal documents to convey permanent mitigation rights over 3 Tracts (Rathbone, Alvord, & Christensen) totaling 99 acres to the BPA Wildlife Mitigation Program. FY 2001 only $ 7,085 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

n/a or no information


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
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. through FY05 $ 11,557 x
b. Reduce adult bullfrog levels by 50% from pre-control levels through FY05 $ 2,523 x
c. Enhance three acres of oak woodland by reducing trunk density and removing non-native understory vegetation. through FY05 $ 5,969 x
d. Restore eight acres of invaded wet prairie to wet prairie and ash savanna habitats. through FY05 $ 19,693 x
e. Restore native grasses and forbs to establish one acre of native upland prairie on former agricultural land. through FY05 $ 5,458 x
f. Install and maintain "soft" erosion and stream restoration methods to prevent erosion and restore original stream channels. through FY05 $ 1,599 x
g. Remove unnecessary interior fencing. through FY05 $ 1,334 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 44,500 $ 45,800 $ 42,000 $ 43,200


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Document increase in Habitat Units resulting from management activity performed at Willow Creek between 1996 and 2001. a. Undertake a Habitat Evaluation for the 330 acres included in the original (1995) HEP. through FY01 $ 7,936 x
2. Monitor and evaluate invasive and non-native species control activities. a. Monitor permanent vegetation plots and permanent photo plots on an annual basis. through FY05 $ 8,995  
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. Continue to monitor stream hydrology and water quality conditions with automated equipment and manually. through FY05 $ 1,198 x
b. Continue precipitation monitoring. through FY05 $ 218  
c. Continue turbidity monitoring. through FY05 $ 436  
d. Continue groundwater well monitoring through FY05 $ 491  
4. Monitor selected target wildlife species to document wildlife use and promote an adaptive management approach to habitat restoration. a. Monitor response of selected wildlife species to prescribed burning. through FY05 $ 1,321 x
b. Use volunteers to conduct monitoring of breeding birds in prairie, ash woodland, and oak woodland habitats. through FY05 $ 558  
5. Improve defensibility of the site to reduce unauthorized use and associated impacts. a. Continue volunteer defensibility monitoring. through FY05 $ 278  
b. Monitor fences and signage and maintain or repair as necessary. through FY05 $ 401  
6. Prepare quarterly and annual reports to document methods and results of habitat management. a. Prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports. through FY05 $ 2,238  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 18,100 $ 18,873 $ 16,800 $ 17,450


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: .1 $ 3,041
Fringe $ 1,126
Indirect $ 833
NEPA included above under personnel $ 0
Subcontractor for HEP $ 7,500
Personnel FTE: .10 $ 4,000
Fringe .1 FTE @ .38% $ 1,520
Supplies $ 50
Travel $ 200
Capital $394,500
Subcontractor Appraisals, title insurance, etc. $ 8,400
Personnel FTE: .5 $ 10,405
Fringe $ 3,902
Supplies Equipment rental ($1500), purchase used truck ($7000), debris removal ($3000), & misc. supplies $ 12,850
Indirect Applied to all costs accept the truck purchase $ 3,951
Subcontractor $ 17,025
Personnel FTE: .37 $ 8,916
Fringe $ 3,344
Supplies $ 600
Indirect $ 2,572
NEPA $ 7,500
Subcontractor $ 1,138
Total Itemized Budget $493,373


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $493,373
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $493,373
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $ 70,000
% change from forecast 604.8%


Reason for change in estimated budget

We are undertaking significant new acquisition, habitat evaluation, and management planning tasks.


Reason for change in scope

We propose to provide additional mitigation for habitat losses as outlined in the Northwest Planning Council 1994 Fish and Wildlife program. We propose to convey permanent mitigation rights on an additional 99 acres of land contiguous with the existing, Willow Creek Wildlife Mitigation Area. In addition, we would conduct a new habitat evaluation and undertake management planning and NEPA work. The acquisitions will improve the overall viability of the site and increase the diversity of wildlife habitats.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Operations and maintenance $ 42,000 $ 43,200 $ 44,500 $ 45,800
Monitoring and evaluation $ 16,800 $ 17,450 $ 18,100 $ 18,873
Total Outyear Budgets $ 58,800 $ 60,650 $ 62,600 $ 64,673
 

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
$493,373
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$493,373
Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
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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