Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199609400

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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 Scotch Creek Wildlife Area
BPA Project Proposal Number 199609400
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 Cascade
Subbasin Okanogan
 
Short Description Protect and maintain a self sustaining sharp-tailed grouse population, increase and enhance mule deer winter range, and enhance associated shrub-steppe habitat for other shrub-steppe/conifer forest 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 establishment of a viable sharp-tailed grouse meta population on and adjacent to the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area. A secondary biological outcome is increased mule deer survival during severe winter stress periods and improved fecundity. In addition, other shrub-steppe/conifer forest species such as white-tailed deer, neotropical birds, raptors, and other wildlife species are expected to maintain present population levels and/or increase as a result of the project. 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 and an ESA species). Leks (breeding display sites) have been monitored at Scotch Creek Wildlife Area since the late 1980s. Sharp-tailed grouse habitat use and survival of grouse, reintroduced from southern Idaho and the Colville Indian Reservation, have 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
1997 Seeded 250 acres of abandoned agricultural land to native-like herbaceous vegetation for sharp-tailed grouse nesting habitat.
Planted 8,200 shrubs and trees on four acres for sharp-tailed grouse winter forage/cover.
Pruned 15 acres of upland shrubs to improve mule deer winter forage quality and quantity.
Controlled introduced weedy vegetation on 350 acres of upland habitat.
Maintained and/or constructed 12 miles of fence to protect key habitat from livestock trespass and anthropogenic disturbance.
Conducted Cultural Resource surveys.
1998 Prepared 488 acres for seeding of native-like herbaceous cover for sharp-tailed grouse nesting habitat.
Pruned 8 acres of upland shrubs to improve mule deer winter forage quality and quantity.
Planted 14,500 shrubs and trees on seven acres for sharp-tailed grouse winter forage/cover.
Controlled introduced weedy vegetation on 450 acres of upland habitat.
Maintained and/or constructed 12 miles of fence to protect key habitat from livestock trespass and anthropogenic disturbance.
Purchased and permanently protected 140 acres of sharp-tailed grouse nesting habitat on the Scotch Creek Unit.
1999 Seeded 664 acres of abandoned agricultural land to native-like herbaceous vegetation for sharp-tailed grouse nesting habitat.
Pruned 52 acres of upland shrubs to improve mule deer winter forage quality and quantity.
Planted 5,800 shrubs and trees on two acres for sharp-tailed grouse winter forage/cover.
Controlled introduced weedy vegetation on 500 acres of upland habitat.
Maintained and/or constructed 12 miles of fence to protect key habitat from livestock trespass and anthropogenic disturbance.
Purchased and permanently protected 240 acres of sharp-tailed grouse habitat on the Tunk Unit.
Conducted sharp-tailed grouse lek and radio telemetry surveys, mule deer counts, harvest checks, neotropical bird counts, and habitat surveys annually from 1997 through the present time.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

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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

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets 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 15,200 acres of shrub-steppe/conifer forest habitat for sharp-tailed grouse, mule deer and other wildlife species. A. Control introduced vegetation (weeds). Perpetuity $ 50,000  
B. Maintain sharp-tailed grouse nesting/ brood rearing habitat enhancements. Perpetuity $ 60,000  
C. Maintain shrub and tree enhancements. Perpetuity $ 30,000  
D. Maintain 12 miles of fence. Perpetuity $ 12,000  
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 $ 24,922  
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 $ 1,700 x
J. Maintain mule deer winter habitat. Perpetuity $ 15,000  
2. Monitor wildlife and habitat response to protection, maintenance, and enhancement measures annually. A. Monitor sharp-tailed grouse leks (breeding display sites). Perpetuity $ 11,000  
B. Search for satellite/new leks. Perpetuity $ 1,500  
C. Conduct Sharp-tailed grouse brood/density surveys. Perpetuity $ 3,000  
D. Conduct big game counts. Perpetuity $ 3,000  
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 $ 4,500  
3. Provide project administrative support. A. Prepare monthly reports and other mitigation related documents. Perpetuity $ 5,000  
B. Attend mitigation related training seminars and meetings. Perpetuity $ 2,500  
C. Conduct public/inter-agency project tours. Perpetuity $ 2,500  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2003 FY 2005 FY 2004 FY 2002
$268,000 $298,000 $268,000 $262,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-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: 4.25 FTEs: Bio III (12 months), Habitat Technician II (21months: 2 positions), WCC staff (18 months) $129,050
Fringe For staff outlined under "Personnel" $ 31,600
Supplies Fuel, mileage, equip./bldg. maint., herbicides, fence materials, lumber, tools, signs, utilities. $ 55,000
Travel Herbicide applicator license courses etc. $ 2,500
Indirect (Computed at 19%) $ 41,772
Subcontractor Local Fire Districts provide fire protection through individual contracts. $ 1,700
Total Itemized Budget $261,622


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $261,622
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $261,622
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $261,622
% 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
Operations and maintenance $262,000 $268,000 $268,000 $298,000
Total Outyear Budgets $262,000 $268,000 $268,000 $298,000
 

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
$261,622
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$261,622
Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$289,225
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$289,225
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$289,225
Sponsor (WDFW - Olympia) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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