Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199506001

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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 Protect and Enhance Wildlife Habitat in Squaw Creek Watershed
BPA Project Proposal Number 199506001
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Agency DNR Wildlife Program
Business acronym (if appropriate) CTUIR
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Eric J. Quaempts
Mailing Address PO Box 638
City, State, Zip Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone 5412787621
Fax 5412787673
E-mail ericquaempts@CTUIR.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Carl Scheeler, Wildlife Program Manager
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Umatilla
 
Short Description Protect and enhance watershed resources to provide benefits for eight HEP Target Species and anadromous and resident salmonids.
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: Habitat protection and enhancement activities will increase habitat suitability for 8 HEP Target Species, increase stream shading and bank stability, and improve salmonid rearing production and rearing capacity through improved pool:riffle ratio. Access and travel management regulations will reduce motor-vehicle disturbance to wildlife, specifically mule deer and great blue heron (HEP Species), and spawning and rearing salmonids.
Biological Data: In grassland cover types, 27,200 feet of transect and 272 microplots (square meter) are complete. In the riparian cover type, 18,000 feet of transect and 32 macroplots (1/10 ac) are complete. In the forested cover type, 20,300 feet of transect, 406 microplots, and 101 macroplots are complete. This data characterizes habitat parameters for 8 wildlife mitigation species and measures protection and enhancement in Habitat Units. Additionally, 14 tenth-acre ecological monitoring plots were completed in grasslands and 20 in forested areas to measure vegetative structure and composition, and monitor changes in species coverage and seral development (succession or regression). Mule deer herd composition surveys and population estimates are conducted bi-annually in Squaw Creek. Fish habitat and population survey data was collected in 1994 for 10 miles of Squaw Creek and characterize baseline fish habitat conditions (including existing large wood occurrence) and fish population estimates.


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
1994 Completed ten miles of fish habitat and population surveys in Squaw Creek. Established baseline data, characterized existing riparian and fish habitat conditions and obtained estimate of salmonid populations (37,611 salmonids).
1995 The Squaw Creek Watershed Project was identified and prioritized by the CTUIR as a mitigation project providing dual benefits for fish and wildlife.
1997 Approximately 5,536 acres of land in the Squaw Creek subbasin purchased to form the nucleus of the Squaw Creek Watershed Project. Additionally, 1,005 acres of BIA-administered Trust land incorporated into the project.
1998 An additional 320 acres of fee lands, consisting of forested, grassland, and riparian cover types, purchased for incorporation into project.
1998 Two BIA-administered grazing allotments, totaling approximately 20,000 acres and 1,056 Animal Unit Months purchased and rested from use. Allotment rest provides an estimated 588 Habitat Units of protection credit.
1998 Management plan initiated to formulate inter-agency HEP-team, develop concurrence on eight HEP Target Species for project, and initiate stakeholder involvement. The management plan outline is developed and description of existing conditions initiated.
1998 Habitat Evaluation Procedures surveys are initiated. 18,000 linear feet of transect and 32 tenth-acre plots completed in the riparian cover type, and 11,000 linear feet of transect and 110 microplots completed in the grassland cover type.
1999 In HEP field surveys, 27,200 linear feet of transect and 272 microplots completed in grassland cover type. 20,300 linear feet of transect, 406 microplots, and 101 macroplots completed in forested cover types. All HEP field surveys complete.
1999 20 ecological survey plots completed in grassland and forested cover types. The surveys identify plant associations, ecological status (sere), aid in identification of processes effecting changes in plant communities, and provide baseline monitoring.
1999 An additional 80 acres of lands providing forested and grassland cover types purchased and incorporated into the project.
1999 Appraisals completed for 612 acres of corporate forest lands in the Squaw Creek Subbasin headwaters. Fair market land value is obtained to initiate negotiations for acquisition of the property.
1999 16.3 miles of road administratively closed to protect fish and wildlife habitats, and reduce disturbance to mule deer, great blue heron, other wildlife, and spawning summer steelhead.
2000 Two BIA-administered grazing allotments, totaling approximately 20,000 acres and 1,056 Animal Unit Months purchased and rested from use. Allotment rest provides an estimated 588 Habitat Units of protection credit.
2000 Habitat suitability indices developed from HEP surveys. The HEP Report and futures analysis are scheduled for completion in May of 2000.
2000 Management plan scheduled for completion June 2000.


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. Implement enhancements to contribute towards provision of 5,554 enhancement credits. a. Identify and mark LWD source and placement sites. 1 $ 4,739  
1. b. Conduct site-specific cultural resource surveys at LWD source and placement sites and road segments targeted for obliteration. 1 $ 7,937  
1. c. Conduct NEPA analysis for project. 1 $ 8,143  
1. d. Solicit bids for heavy equipment contract and develop subcontract. 1 $ 3,581  
2. Develop native plant material sources for out year enhancement projects. e. Solicit bids and develop subcontract for native perennial grass seed collection and propagation and conifer acquisitions. 1 $ 1,508  
INDIRECT 1 $ 8,809  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2003 FY 2005 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 35,730 $ 39,320 $ 37,520 $ 34,030


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Implement enhancements to contribute towards provision of 5,554 enhancement credits. a. Place a minimum of 160 pieces of large woody debris in 2.5 miles of stream channel. 1 $ 12,000 x
1. b. Obliterate 6 miles of road. 1 $ 23,500 x
1. c. Provide oversight/inspection of large woody debris placement and road obliteration. 1 $ 5,556  
1. d. Plant subsoiled and recontoured road beds to native conifer/hardwood/shrubs. 1 $ 4,617  
2. Develop native plant material sources for out year enhancement projects. e. Implement subcontract for native perennial grass seed collection and propagation and conifer acquisitions. 1 -2 $ 15,000 x
2. f. Provide coordination/oversight for plant collection subcontract. 1 $ 2,928  
2. g. Collect and propagate native hardwood and shrub plant material. 1 $ 5,434  
INDIRECT $ 6,438  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2003 FY 2005 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 59,553 $ 65,657 $ 62,530 $ 56,717


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Continue operations and maintenance to provide 3,832 Habitat Units of protection credit. a. Purchase grazing leases for two BIA-administered grazing allotments (20,000 acres and 1,056 AUMS). Ongoing $ 13,200  
b. Maintain 15 miles of allotment fencing. Ongoing $ 13,058  
c. Develop subcontract for noxious weed control. Ongoing $ 1,508  
d. Implement subcontract for noxious weed control. Ongoing $ 3,500 x
e. Coordinate/inspect implementation of noxious weed subcontract. Ongoing $ 2,780  
e. Implement and provide oversight of Access and Travel Management regulations. Ongoing $ 12,356  
f. Coordinate with BPA, including development and submission of annual Statement of Work and Budget, quarterly reports, annual report, purchasing, financial reporting, and other coordination as needed. Ongoing $ 27,486  
INDIRECT Ongoing $ 19,444  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2003 FY 2005 FY 2004 FY 2002
$119,106 $131,314 $125,061 $113,434


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Provide monitoring of protection and enhancement activities. a. Establish photo points for large wood addition and road obliteration activities. 1 $ 1,522  
b. Photograph enhancement sites (pre and post implementation). Annually for 2 years, once every 5 year thereafter. $ 2,814  
c. Permanently mark photo points and record with Global Positioning Systems unit. 1 $ 1,122  
d. Process, label, and organize photography. 1 $ 1,122  
e. Develop ARCView theme/map of photopoints, large wood placements, obliterated and planted road segments. 1 $ 2,479  
INDIRECT 1 $ 3,080  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2003 FY 2005 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 23,821 $ 26,262 $ 25,012 $ 22,686


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: .41 $ 18,494
Fringe .30 $ 5,548
Supplies Misc. supplies, office supplies, communications, duplication/printing (copies/film) $ 1,250
Travel GSA vehicle rental and insurance. $ 616
Indirect $ 8,809
NEPA Incorporated into personnel cost estimates. $ 0
Personnel FTE: .42 $ 11,772
Fringe .30 $ 3,531
Supplies (misc. supplies, plant materials, tools) $ 2,000
Travel GSA Vehicle Rental and Insurance $ 1,232
Indirect .34 $ 6,438
Subcontractor Helicopter Cost-Share with EPA Project $ 12,000
Subcontractor Heavy Equipment - Operated Dozer, Track Hoe $ 23,500
Subcontractor Plant collection and propagation $ 15,000
Personnel FTE: .73 $ 29,956
Fringe .30 $ 8,986
Supplies Fence maintenance supplies, signing supplies, office supplies, communications, duplication/printing. $ 14,550
Travel GSA Vehicle Rental and Insurance $ 3,696
Indirect $ 19,444
Capital Purchase of grazing leases (1,056 AUM's @ $12.50/AUM) $ 13,200
Subcontractor $ 3,500
Personnel FTE: .17 $ 5,572
Fringe .30 $ 1,671
Supplies $ 1,200
Travel $ 616
Indirect $ 3,080
Total Itemized Budget $215,661


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $215,661
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $215,661
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $220,655
% change from forecast - 2.3%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Noxious weed control costs are lower than expected. Infestations are smaller than expected and spread rates have been controlled. Additionally, Bureau of Indian Affairs is providing cooperative funding for weed control on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and $10,000 was awarded to the BIA by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for control of noxious weeds on a project site bordering the Squaw Creek subbasin.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 34,030 $ 35,730 $ 37,520 $ 39,320
Construction/implementation $ 56,717 $ 59,553 $ 62,530 $ 65,657
Operations and maintenance $113,434 $119,106 $125,061 $131,314
Monitoring and evaluation $ 22,686 $ 23,821 $ 25,012 $ 26,262
Total Outyear Budgets $226,867 $238,210 $250,123 $262,553
 

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
$215,661
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$205,188
Comment:
Rationale: Budget increase inappropriate in this review.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$150,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$175,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$175,000
Sponsor (Confederated Tribes Of The Umatilla Indian Reservation) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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