Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199800300

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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 Spokane Tribe of Indians Operations and Maintenance
BPA Project Proposal Number 199800300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Business acronym (if appropriate) STOI
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name B.J. Kieffer
Mailing Address P.O. Box 100
City, State, Zip Wellpinit, Wa. 99040
Phone 5092587055
Fax 5092589600
E-mail bjk@spokanetribe.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project B.J. Kieffer
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Inter-Mountain
Subbasin Lake Roosevelt
 
Short Description Partial mitigation to protect, mitigate, and enhance wildlife mitigation lands on the Spokane Indian Reservation for construction and inundation losses of wildlife habitat on the Spokane Indian Reservation caused by Grand Coulee Dams,.
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: HEP's were completed in 1999. Habitat Units credited to BPA for wildlife mitigation included a total of 2523.98 habitat units. 280 hu's for Western Meadow lark, 125 hu's for Sharp-tailed Grouse, 27 hu's for Yellow warbler, 43 hu's for Ruffed Grouse, 1696.98 hu's for White-tailed Deer, and 352 hu's for Mule Deer. The expected biological outcomes are to protect these habitats without losing the quality of habitat presently found on mitigation lands while enhancing habitats within mitigation lands. Our enhancement efforts in early spring will be concentrated within the McCoy Lake Watershed Management Area (MLWMA) We expect to plant 10,000 native trees and shrubs along McCoy Lake Creek, our expected biological outcomes are to increase canopy cover (shading) for McCoy Lake Creek while providing food and nesting cover for ruffed grouse, yellow warbler and also providing cover and food for white-tailed deer. On areas identified as potential sharp-tailed grouse habitat, we will be conducting more thorough habitat evaluations to determine the habitat requirements of all the life stages for sharp-tailed grouse. The STOI Wildlife Program has begun control measures on noxious weeds on mitigation parcels and expect to slow the progress of invasion of noxious weeds through out mitigation parcels.
Biological Data: Wildlife Protection, Mitigation and Enhancement Planning for Grand Coulee Dam, Final Report 1986. Wildlife Mitigation and Restoration for Grand Coulee Dam, Blue Creek Project Phase 1, (May 1993). The STOI Wildlife Program conducted Habitat Evaluation Procedures on the 1863.7 acres using 6 HEP models. White-tail Deer Model, Mule Deer Model, Yellow Warbler Model, Sharp-tailed Grouse Model, Ruffed Grouse Model, Western Meadowlark Model. April 1999, the Habitat Evaluation Procedures Report (HEP) was submitted to BPA. May 1999, the Habitat Enhancement Plan for the 1863.5 acres was submitted to BPA.


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 Washington Interim Agreement was completed
Spokane Tribe completed Blue Creek Project Phase 1
1996 Spokane Tribe secured funds for Mitigation $1.8 Million for partial mitigation for Grand Coulee Dam
1997 Spokane Tribe began purchasing lands for wildlife mitigation
1998 Spokane Tribe completed partial mitigation from funds, 1863.5 acres purchased for mitigation.
Approximately 900 acres was purchased within the McCoy Lake Watershed.
Spokane Tribe entered into Carbon Offset Program (COP) through Upper Columbia RC&D to plant 50 acres of ponderosa pine trees within the McCoy Lake Watershed Management Area, (No cost was attributed to BPA)
1999 STOI Wildlife Program completed Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) on the 1863.5 acres and report was submitted to BPA.
Habitat Enhancement Plans completed on 1863.5 acres and submitted to BPA.
Noxious weed control on 20 acres of land; thistle, knapweed, Dalmation Toadflax.
30 acres of agriculture land that was infested with knapweed was planted with native grass seed.
Spring (March-May) Planted 10,350 trees and shrubs on 40 acres at 260 stems per acre along McCoy Lake Creek.
2000 Spring: gathering cottonwoods shoots on the Spokane Reservation and planting them along McCoy Lake Creek.
Using Aspen from areas on the Reservation and transplanting them along McCoy Lake Creek.


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 wildlife species and habitats a) Procure manpower to implement and maintain project 99+ $104,671  
b) Maintain project equipment and supplies. 99+ $ 1,000  
c) Road closures of 3 miles of road 99+ $ 2,500 x
d) Remove trespass livestock 99+ $ 500  
e) Maintain and repair boundary fences on 1863.5 acres. 99+ $ 4,500  
f) Manage 1863.5 acres using HEP data and/or site specific management plans. 99+ $ 1,000  
2) Noxious Weed Control a) Noxious weed control for acres identified per year as needed/ or required by STOI Natural Resource 12+ $ 500  
b) Report annually on noxious weed control progress 12+ $ 100  
3) Maintain Project Lands a) Maintain Project lands at least baseline HEP. 99+ $ 1,000  
b) Provide fire protection (working with BIA Fire Management planning) 99+ $ 1,000  
4) Coordination a) Coordination with Tribal and BIA Natural Resource Staff. 99+ $ 1,500  
b) Coordination with other land managers within the Columbia Basin on mitigation 99+ $ 1,000  
5) Management a) Using best available scientific information to manage mitigation lands for species and their habitats. 99+ $ 1,000  
b) Using HEP Baseline and Site specific management plans for enhancement on mitigation lands. 99+ $ 1,500  
6) Enhancements a) Submit and report ground disturbance information to Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) 99+ $ 1,500  
b) Use Site specific management plans to identify selected habitats for enhancements 99+ $ 1,000  
c) Implement Site Specific Management plans on mitigation lands. 99+ $ 2,000  
d) Begin to work with NRCS and enroll certain habitat types into EQIP and WHIP. 99+ $ 0  
7) Communication a) Maintain communication with all interested and involved parties. 99+ $ 1,790  
b)Continue with information exchange with all involved parties. 99+ $ 1,900  
c) Hold informational meetings for interested parties. 99+ $ 2,000  
8) Submit Reports a) Prepare and submit required reports to Tribal Government, BPA, NWPPC, CBFWA 99+ $ 1,700  
b) Prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports to BPA. 99+ $ 1,595  
c) Prepare and submit for BPA Publication Project Studies. 99+ $ 1,442  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$150,888 $143,618 $147,208 $140,115


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1) Monitor and Evaluation a) Procure manpower to implement monitoring and evaluation of wildlife habitats and species. 99+ $ 32,240  
b) Conduct HEP on 3-5 year intervals to determine habitat response from enhancement measures. 99+ $ 1,937  
c) Conduct wildlife population surveys. 99+ $ 1,937  
d) Monitor Noxious Weed Control sites and use adaptive management to meet objectives. 15+ $ 1,937  
e) Monitor habitat enhancement and use adaptive management to meet objectives 99+ $ 1,937  
f) Monitor human impacts on mitigation lands. 99+ $ 1,937  
g) Monitor plant propagation from cuts from Spokane Indian Reservation. 99+ $ 1,937  
h) Begin to assess the feasibility of a reintroduction of sharp-tailed grouse back to the Spokane Indian Reservation 99+ $ 1,937  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 49,321 $ 46,945 $ 48,118 $ 45,799


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 3.3 $ 81,259
Fringe 18 % plus medical expenses $ 23,412
Travel $ 2,213
Indirect 17.6 % $ 27,314
Subcontractor Heavy Equipment to close out 3 miles of identified roads. $ 2,500
Personnel FTE: 1 $ 32,240
Fringe 18% plus Medical $ 8,439
Supplies $ 3,620
Travel $ 1,500
Total Itemized Budget $182,497


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $182,497
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $182,497
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $ 97,187
% change from forecast 87.8%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Through the 1999 and 2000 project selection process, the ISRP made some comments on the lack on monitoring and evaluation on mitigation lands the Spokane Tribe has purchased. The increase to the proposed budget for FY2001 reflect the funding needs of the Spokane Tribal Wildlife Program to implement the Site Specific Management Plans and develop M&E on the mitigation lands. Over the course of the last three years, the Spokane Tribe had requested a small portion of funds for O&M Funding to begin implementation of Habitat Evaluation Procedures and develop the Site Specific Management Plans for mitigation lands to allow us to better identify the actual needs of funding. Upon completion of these two phases of our project, we have identified two major components that need to be addressed. Lack of funding to implement the Site Specific Management Plans, and the need to develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Component to be incorporated into the long term funding needs of the Spokane Tribe.


Reason for change in scope

The Spokane Tribe has added another objective to its Scope of Work for FY 2001 and into the Future. The Wildlife Program will be adding M&E as an objective to monitor all phases of our implementation of our Site Specific Management Plans for Mitigation Parcels. The Spokane Tribe has identified this as an area that also needs to be addressed as we implement the Site Specific Management Plans. This will allow us to better monitor our target enhancement measures and to determine if our objectives for enhancements are being met.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Operations and maintenance $140,115 $143,618 $147,208 $150,888
Monitoring and evaluation $ 45,799 $ 46,945 $ 48,118 $ 49,321
Total Outyear Budgets $185,914 $190,563 $195,326 $200,209
 

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
$182,497
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$100,000
Comment:
Rationale: Budget increase inappropriate in this review. Expansion of project should be determined in provincial review

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 20, 2003
2004 2005 2006
$190,563 $190,563 $190,563

Funding Category: Expense

Comment:
Contract period starts in July, new contract in October, had some slow downs in implementation. 03 moving into 04. 05 is in proposal for outyear funding. Sharptail grouse study delayed and will be completed in 04.

Project Sponsor Request for FY04-05 Recommendation:
Date:
Sep 20, 2003
2004 2005
$190,563 $195,326

Funding Category: Expense

Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$190,563
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$190,563
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$190,563
Sponsor (Spokane Tribe Of Indians) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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