Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199206200

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

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 Yakama Nation - Riparian/Wetlands Restoration
BPA Project Proposal Number 199206200
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Yakama Nation
Business acronym (if appropriate) YN
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Tracy Hames
Mailing Address P.O. Box 151
City, State, Zip Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone 5098656262
Fax 5098653619
E-mail tracyhames@yakama.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Dr. William Bradley
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Yakima
 
Short Description Continue implementation of YN Wetlands/Riparian Restoration Project by protecting and restoring native floodplain habitats along anadromous fish-bearing waterways in the agricultural area of the Yakama Reservation (~2,500 acres/year).
Target Species


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


Biological Outcomes of this project: The overriding goal of this project is to return normative conditions to the anadromous fish-bearing waterways of the Yakama Reservation. The biological outcomes of such an effort include the following: 1) Increased wildlife use and diversity within the floodplain areas of the project. Yakama Nation surveys have shown the project area to contain some of the most productive waterfowl populations in eastern Washington. 2) Increased quality and quantity of functioning native floodplain habitats within the project area. These include large expanses of wetland, cottonwood gallery forest, side channel, native grassland, and riparian shrub communities. 3) Increased anadromous fish passage and survival capabilities of the agricultural zone floodplain areas of the Reservation's watersheds. 4) Restored native fish and wildlife habitats that also protect, restore and enhance the cultural resources of the Yakama Nation.
Biological Data: 1) Property-specific, local, and regional wildlife surveys are conducted to measure the wildlife use and diversity of the restoration areas in the context of local and regional population trends. 2) GIS-based habitat maps are developed for each property before and after restoration activities are conducted. HEP is used along with other vegetational surveys (photo points, plant composition and densities, etc.) to determine the success of restoration activities and to guide future management actions. 3) Redd counts and smolt surveys are the principle means of measuring anadromous fish characteristics of the project. Screw traps are placed above, within and below the project area to monitor survival and passage characteristics. 4) Cultural resources are mapped and monitored before, during and after restoration. Archaeological sites are protected and culturally-important plant and animal resources are utilized in a traditional manner by the Yakama People.


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
1991 Completed initial project plan including Habitat Evaluations Procedures (HEP) estimates for the project area.
1992 Obtained predesign funding for implementation plan.
1993 Developed implementation plan and identified 15 priority areas for inclusion into the project (total 27,000 acres).
1993 Project programmatic NEPA work completed, FONSI signed.
1994 Acquired Priority Area Number 1 (430 acres).
1995 Acquired Priority Area Number 2 (3,800 acres).
1995 Restored wetlands on Priority Area 1 (200 acres).
1996 Acquired Priority Area 3 (660 acres).
1996 Began restoration activities on Areas 2 and 3, began native grass restoration on Area 1.
1997 Began land securing process for all or portions of Priority Areas 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, and 15.
1997 Finished native habitat restoration of Areas 1 and 3, continued restoration of Area 2.
1998 Acquired portions of Areas 5, 10, 11, 12, and 15 (total 3,415 acres).
1998 Completed wetlands restoration on Area 2 (2,000 acres).
1999 Acquired Area 4 (2,500 acres).
1999 Restored Areas 5, 10, 11, 12, and 15.
2000 Acquired Area 6 (2,000 acres).
2000 Completed wetland restoration on Area 10 (500 acres).


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Acquire Priority Area properties for restoration and long-term management (2,000-3,000 acres per year). a. Plan annual activities to determine the properties selected for acquisition. 30 $ 15,690  
b. Conduct pre-acquisition activities (ownership research, appraisals, etc.). 30 $ 31,380  
2. Protect, restore and/or enhance secured lands to realize an increase in wildlife habitat values. a. Develop site-specific restoration plans for secured properties according to procedures outlined in project implementation plan. 40 $ 15,690  
b. Adjust restoration plans according to results achieved in monitoring activities. 40 $ 5,230  
3. Adaptively manage properties to ensure permanent wildlife habitat value. a. Develop site-specific operations and management plans. 60 $ 15,690  
b. Adjust site-specific management plans according to results achieved in monitoring activities. 60 $ 5,230  
4. Monitor wildlife habitat conditions to ensure the desired mitigation level is reached and maintained. a. Develop monitoring and evaluation plans; both site-specific and at landscape scale. 60 $ 10,460  
b. Adjust monitoring plans according to information gathered each year. 60 $ 5,230  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$120,000 $125,000 $110,000 $115,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Acquire Priority Area properties for restoration and long-term management (2,000-3,000 acres per year). a. Secure land in perpetuity with appropriate procedure outlined in project implementation plan (purchase, easement or lease). 30 $1,009,427  
2. Protect, restore and/or enhance secured lands to realize an increase in wildlife habitat values. a. Implement restoration activities identified in site-specific restoration plan. 40 $341,425 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$1,210,000 $1,170,000 $1,310,000 $1,250,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Adaptively manage properties to ensure permanent wildlife habitat value. a. Manage habitats according to site-specific plans. 60 $190,684  
b. Adjust management activities according to results achieved in monitoring activities. 60 $ 47,671  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$350,000 $380,000 $270,000 $320,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Monitor wildlife habitat conditions to ensure the desired mitigation level is reached and maintained. a. Perform baseline and periodic HEP analysis to measure habitat responses to management activities and to monitor mitigation levels achieved. 60 $ 5,619  
b. Develop and perform habitat response monitoring according to restoration goals set out in the site-specific management plans. 60 $ 16,858  
c. Perform wildlife surveys on selected populations to ensure that habitat responses are resulting in wildlife responses. 60 $ 16,858  
d. Perform landscape-scale habitat and population surveys according to plans developed. 60 $ 16,858  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 70,000 $ 75,000 $ 60,000 $ 65,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1.6 $ 60,000
Fringe @ .25 of personnel line $ 15,000
Supplies $ 6,700
Travel $ 3,000
Indirect @ .235 of all previous lines. $ 19,900
Personnel FTE: 3.8 $112,000
Fringe @ .25 of Personnel $ 28,000
Supplies $ 50,000
Indirect @ .235 of all previous lines $ 44,650
Capital Nearly all is spent on land acquisition, with some minor amounts spent on farm equipment. $1,016,202
Subcontractor $100,000
Personnel FTE: 4.0 $113,000
Fringe @ .25 of Personnel $ 28,250
Supplies $ 51,750
Indirect @ .235 of above lines $ 45,355
Personnel FTE: 0.7 $ 26,000
Fringe @ .25 of Personnel $ 6,500
Supplies $ 10,000
Travel $ 3,000
Indirect @ .235 of above lines $ 10,693
Total Itemized Budget $1,750,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $1,750,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $1,750,000
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $1,750,000
% 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

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $110,000 $115,000 $120,000 $125,000
Construction/implementation $1,310,000 $1,250,000 $1,210,000 $1,170,000
Operations and maintenance $270,000 $320,000 $350,000 $380,000
Monitoring and evaluation $ 60,000 $ 65,000 $ 70,000 $ 75,000
Total Outyear Budgets $1,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
 

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
$1,370,000
Comment:

BPA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Date:
Sep 8, 2000
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: This project should not be funded from the anadromous fish budget because it is not an ongoing project, nor from the wildlife budget because the Washington Lower Columbia dams wildlife losses have been mitigated.

Background: This project was submitted and processed as a wildlife project. The Wildlife Committee did not budget FY01 funds for this project because of a crediting issue. The Washington portion of the wildlife losses for the Lower Columbia Dams have been mitigated for. CBFWA subsequently moved this project into the Anadromous Fish category commenting that it is a wildlife project with important benefits to fish. MMG agreed to fund from anadromous budget if not credited toward wildlife mitigation.

BPA comments: That position is inconsistent with BPA policy of receiving wildlife credit for permanent protection of habitat using anadromous budget. Please refer to our earlier comments on wildlife crediting.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$800,000
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$570,000
Comment:
Previously funded as a wildlife project - YN comment requested Council reconsideration.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$1,514,545
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$1,514,545
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$1,514,545
Sponsor (Confederated Tribes And Bands Of The Yakama Indian Nation) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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