Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199705900

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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 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon
BPA Project Proposal Number 199705900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
ODFW for the Oregon Wildlife Coalition (OWC): ODFW, CTWSRO, CTUIR, BPT, and USFWS in collaboration with a variety of natural resource groups and organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Metro, Oregon Natural Heritage Program, etc.
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Susan P. Barnes
Mailing Address 2501 SW 1st Ave., P.O. Box 59
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97207
Phone 5038725260
Fax 5038725269
E-mail susan.p.barnes@state.or.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Susan P. Barnes
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description Develop wildlife mitigation sites in Oregon through habitat acquisition and protection and facilitated by coordination, planning, and assessment by the OWC as specified by the NWPPC's FWP.
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: This project will result in the acquisition and protection of many acres of diverse habitat types, including wetland, riparian/riverine, grassland, shrub-steppe, and forested habitats. Lands acquired with project funds will have existing wildlife habitat values and will be enhanced to provide additional benefits to wildlife. Existing and created habitat values will be measured in Habitat Units (HUs), the unit of measure in Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP). Project HUs will be used to offset federal hydrosystem losses. Improved and maintained habitat conditions will enhance species diversity and help ensure the future viability of the many species using these habitats. Project activities will focus on 1) protecting and enhancing high priority habitats and wildlife target species, 2) protecting and enhancing naturally self-sustaining ecosystems over the long-term, 3) benefiting state or federal T&E species, and 4) providing benefits to both wildlife and fish.
Biological Data: HEP will be used to quantify pre- and post-enhancement habitat values. Standardized HEP models for target species will be used and information on plant species response to enhancement activities will be collected using photo points and line transects. Wildlife species surveys (e.g., breeding bird counts) will be conducted. These methods will be used to measure baseline habitat conditions and to monitor changes in habitats and species over time. Gap Analysis project data will be used to depict the contribution of each acquired project mitigation site to target species and habitats, and to overall biodiversity in the ecoregion it is found.


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 Completed Oregon Trust Agreement Planning (OTAP) Project
1995 Assembled preliminary and ownership and habitat condition information on potential mitigation sites.
1996 Conducted project scoping and landowner contacts/negotiations. Developed partnerships with The Nature Conservancy, Trust For Public lands, Metro, BLM, and others.
1997 Completed draft Assessing OTAP Project using Gap Analysis: Potential Mitigation for Impacts to Oregon Wildlife Resources Associated with Relevant Mainstem Columbia River and Willamette River Hydroelectric Projects
1997 FY 1997 OWC Programmatic Project proposal for $250,000 for mitigation planning and coordination was approved by the NWPPC. OWC coordination/planning occurred, data was gathered on priority projects, and the securing of properties began.
1998 FY 1998 OWC Programmatic Project proposal for $500,000 for mitigation planning and coordination was approved by the NWPPC. OWC coordination/planning occurred, potential projects were investigated, $ for Pine Ck Ranch and Ladd Marsh projects were obtained
1999 FY 1999 OWC Programmatic Project proposal for $4,000,000 for planning, coordination, and land acquisition/easement/interim management was approved and recommended. Have contracted with BPA:
1) OWC coordinator positions
2) appraisal review for Tualatin River NWR Oleson property and Ladd Marsh WA Wallender and Simonis properties
3) Multnomah Channel enhancement
4) Pine Creek Ranch NEPA surveys, partial acquisition costs, first-year restoration and O&M
5) Malheur River appraisal and NEPA surveys
2000 FY 2000 OWC individual project proposals totaling $599,235 total for first-year enhancement and O&M for six of the FY 1999 OWC projects was approved by the NWPPC.
2000 FY 2000 OWC Programmatic Project proposal for $5,000,000 was submitted and reviewed. The NWPPC approved $3,980,685 for planning, coordination, and land acquisition/easement/interim management. Have contracted with BPA:
1) Logan Valley Purchase of fee-title
2) Malheur River (Denny Jones) Option to Purchase fee-title
Other accomplishments: Willamette Basin (WB): McKenzie River Option to Purchase Conservation Easement acquired by MRT; appraisal completed on Tualatin River NWR Henricksen property; NEPA checklists completed for Ladd Marsh
(Wallender, Simonis, Conley Lake); NEPA surveys in progress on Wallender and Simonis, and landowners negotiations occurring on Horn Butte and Wenaha WA.


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. Maintain an active list of potential wildlife mitigation opportunities/sites for prioritization, acquisition, easement, and enhancement. NOTE: A portion of the funds requested to achieve this objective is FY 2000 carry forward dollars. a. Evaluate and prioritize wildlife mitigation opportunities using existing mitigation strategies for project selection and implementation: federal, tribal, and state plans, the CBFWA Wildlife Committee ranking criteria, and Gap Analysis. ongoing $ 35,000  
b. Develop and apply new statewide mitigation project selection and implementation strategies to current and new mitigation opportunities based on the NWPPC's FWP, the Oregon Gap Analysis, and sound biological and technical principles. ongoing $ 35,000  
2. Cooperate in the development and implementation of wildlife mitigation projects within the State of Oregon. NOTE: A portion of the funds requested to achieve this objective is FY 2000 carry forward dollars. a. Coordinate project planning and implementation between wildlife managers to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. ongoing $ 50,000  
b. Provide technical coordination and support to Oregon wildlife managers regarding land appraisals, landowner negotiations, NEPA compliance, HEP, purchase agreements, habitat management methods, and identifying new mitigation opportunities. ongoing $120,000  
c. Participate in the development and implementation of a consistent statewide M&E program. Work with the CBFWA Wildlife Committee, ISRP, and others to create and integrate a basin-wide M&E program. ongoing $ 25,000  
d. Develop and implement coordinated public outreach strategies. ongoing $ 5,000  
3. Develop a MOAs and IGCs between Oregon's wildlife managers and BPA to guide mitigation implementation. NOTE: A portion of the funds requested to achieve this objective is FY 2000 carry forward dollars. a. Integrate technical, administrative, and policy direction to facilitate timely and effective implementation of coordinated wildlife mitigation into Memorandum of Agreement and InterGovernmental Contracts ready for signing. ongoing $ 43,494  
b. Secure full policy review and approval by Coalition entities and BPA and submit for signing. ongoing $ 15,000  
4. Establish and manage an Oregon project implementation funding vehicle with BPA and the Council to provide the flexibility and security required to meet changing financial and project implementation scenarios. a. Develop a funding process and/or an interim agreement (e.g., trust fund) consistent with the NWPPC's FWP. two years $ 25,000  
NOTE: A portion of the funds requested to achieve this objective is FY 2000 carry forward dollars. b. Establish an Oregon Wildlife Mitigation Trust Fund with associated investment policy. two years $ 15,000  
c. Coordinate development and approval of Annual Project Budgets for Oregon Fund ongoing $ 15,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$250,000 $450,000 $500,000 $400,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Implement wildlife mitigation projects by negotiating with landowners, purchasing fee-title or easement options, conducting appraisals, completing NEPA surveys and other BPA and pre-implementation requirements, developing a project MOA/IGC. a. purchase fee-title of/easement to priority project lands using FY 2000 CARRY FORWARD FUNDS. Priority projects are: Tualatin R. NWR (Oleson acq.): $715,318 Tualatin R. NWR (Henricksen acq.): $687,556 Ladd Marsh WA (Wallender acq. and one to three years $3,496,574  
enhancement): $76,800 Ladd Marsh WA (Simonis acq): $216,000 Multnomah Channel (enh.): $900 Horn Butte (pre-acq. and acq.): $400,000 Malheur River (Denny Jones remaining acquisition): $1,400,000 $ 0  
b Purchase fee-title/easement of priority projects lands within the Willamette Basin (WB) using FY 2000 CARRY FORWARD FUNDS FROM THE WILLAMETTE BASIN MITIGATION PROGRAM. (Note: see FY 2001 Project No. 199206800) Priority projects in the WB are: one to three years $ 0  
McKenzie River Big Island: $50,000 Muddy Ck/Mary's R.: $600,000 Coast Fork State Park area: $150,000 $ 0  
c. purchase fee-title of /easement to priority project lands using FY 2001 FUNDS Priority projects are, but not limited to: one to ten years $5,715,000  
Pine Creek Ranch: $2,723,000 (remaining acquisition) Squaw Creek: $3,000,000 Page Ranch: $3,200,000 $ 0  
WB - Mollala State Park: $500,000 WB - Stout Mtn.: $2,000,000 WB - Crocker: $500,000 Wagner Ranch: $2,550,000 Tualatin R. NWR - Mallory: $900,000 Tualatin R. NWR - Wesphal: $90,000 Grande Ronde basin: $5,000,000 Ladd Marsh WA - Cartwright: $500,000 $ 0  
Horn Butte: $1,000,000 Wenaha WA: $750,000 $ 0  
POTENTIAL PROJECT TOTAL: $22,713,000 $ 0  
d. purchase fee-title of /easement to priority project lands using future FY funds $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$4,000,000 $11,550,000 $12,000,000 $7,600,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
NA - addressed in the individual project proposals $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

n/a or no information


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
NA - addressed in the individual project proposals $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

n/a or no information


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: represents a composite of OWC personnel $223,494
Fringe represents a composite of OWC fringe rates proportional to their individual contracts $ 50,000
Supplies represents a composite of OWC supplies $ 20,000
Travel represents a composite of OWC travel expenses $ 35,000
Indirect represents a composite of OWC indirect rates proportional to their individual contracts $ 55,000
NEPA to be funded with individual project funds $ 0
Personnel FTE: staff time and related costs are incorporated into the P/D phase above $ 0
Capital land acquisitions/easements $8,411,574
NEPA hazardous materials, cultural resources, T&E surveys $200,000
Other appraisal costs, closing costs, attorney fees, interest accrued $600,000
Total Itemized Budget $9,595,068


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $9,595,068
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $3,595,068
Total FY 2001 budget request $6,000,000
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $6,000,000
% change from forecast 0.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

NA - no change in estimated budget


Reason for change in scope

FY 2000 carry forward funds ($98,494) from Project No. 9705900 will be used for all tasks in the Planning & Design phase. Additional carry forward funds, totaling $3,496,574, from Project No. 9705900 will be used to implement the OWC's currently approved priority projects (C/I Phase, Obj., 1 Task a). These projects, approved for funding by the NWPPC are in various stages of implementation. In the past, on-going land acquisition within the Willamette Basin was a component of Project No. 9206800. Starting in FY 2001, the C/I phase of the OWC's programmatic project incorporates land acquisitions within the Willamette Basin. Currently approved projects in the Willamette Basin will be funded by FY 2000 carry forward funds from Project No. 9206800. The $6,000,000 requested in FY 2001 will fund continued wildlife habitat acquisitions in the Columbia River Basin within Oregon, including the Willamette Basin (C/I Phase, Obj. 1, Task c).


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $400,000 $450,000 $500,000 $250,000
Construction/implementation $7,600,000 $11,550,000 $12,000,000 $4,000,000
Total Outyear Budgets $8,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,500,000 $4,250,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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