Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 200001600

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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 Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Additions - First Addition/Oleson Parcel
BPA Project Proposal Number 200001600
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFWS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Ralph D. Webber
Mailing Address 16340 SW Beef Bend Road
City, State, Zip Sherwood, OR 97140
Phone 5035905811
Fax 5035906702
Manager of program authorizing this project Ralph D. Webber
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Willamette
Short Description Develop wildlife mitigation sites within the approved acquisition boundary of the Tualatin River NWR through protection, enhancement, and management activities for the benefit of fish and wildlife species in the Tualatin River watershed.
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: Restoration of hydrology will reestablish hydroperiods that mimic natural floodplain wetland processes. Establishment of native species of vegetation, control of non-native species, and manipulation of selected variables will create an environment favorable for the development of native floodplain vegetative communities which will support the conservation of indigenous fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, and plants of the Tualatin River Basin, including numerous species that are threatened, endangered, or of special management concern. When projected acquisitions and restorations are complete, over 3,000 acres of connected, biologically diverse habitats will be secured. and improved. Those parcels acquired with BPA funds will be measured in Habitat Units to offset hydropower losses. Habitat Evaluation Procedures and biological assessment monitoring will provide pre and post restoration baseline data to indicate improvements in habitat function.
Biological Data: No data is currently available. Biological outcomes will be measured with Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) baseline biological inventories and post-restoration monitoring. Standardized HEP models for target species will be used and information on plant community response relative to enhancement activities will be collected using photo points and line transects. Evaluation will involve using the same key habitat components to compare existing habitat conditions and optimum habitat conditions for the species of interest. Wildlife species surveys will be conducted as appropriate to determine species response. GAP Analysis data will be used to depict the contribution of each BPA acquired mitigation site to target habitat types and biodiversity elements at a landscape scale. Techniques will follow those identified in Guidelines for Enhancement, Operation, and Maintenance for Wildlife Mitigation Projects (CBFWA 1998), and other monitoring protocols as they are developed.

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
2000 Acquisition of Oleson parcel (OWC FY 2000, Project # 9705900, Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites-Oregon) $715,318. NOTE: this amount has not been contracted and a request to carryforward to FY2001 will be forwarded by the OWC.
2000 Memorandum of Agreement between BPA and USFWS-Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is in final stages of development.
2000 Pre-acquisition activities for the Hendricksen parcel (OWC FY 2000, Project # 970509) $687,556. NOTE: This amount has not been contracted and a request to carryforward to FY 2001 will be forwarded by the OWC.
2000 Identified other areas as potential acquisitions, Mallory parcel for $900,000 and Wesphal parcel for $90,000 (OWC FY 2001 request, Project # 199705900)
2000 Begin restoration activities on the Oleson parcel (FY2000, Project # 20140). NOTE: This amount has not been contracted and is requested to be carried forward to FY 2001.

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. Develop a restoration plan (NOTE: FY2000 funds) a. Map surface elevations and create a 1-foot interval contour map 1 year once funding contracted. $ 28,000 x
b. Identify composition and volume of habitats to be restored and a strategy for establishing target habitats, managing habitats, and measuring success 1 year once funding contracted. $ 5,000  
2. Design water control features (NOTE: Bureau of Reclamation in-kind contribution) a. Determine elevation, length, and location of surface dikes, spillways, and borrow sites (BOR) 1 year once funding contracted. $ 0  
b. Design water control structure(s) and produce line-CAD drawings depicting location, layout, and cross-section detail (BOR) 1 year once funding contracted. $ 0  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000

Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Acquisition $715, 318 (Refer to OWC Programmatic Project # 199705900, FY2000 carry forward funds) a. Purchase, property survey, property appraisal and closing costs Immediately once funding contracted. $ 0  
2. Fence property a. Post boundaries, install gates 1 year once funding contracted. $ 3,000  
3. Remove barriers a. Remove interior fences 1 year once funding contracted $ 14,000  
4. Control non-native vegetation a. Disc or mow cropland and canary grass 1 year once funding contracted. $ 7,250  
5. Restore hydrology and native vegetation. a. Hydrology (NOTE: FY2000 funds) Design and construct dikes, spillways, and water control structures 2 years once funding contracted. $117,000 x
b. Native vegetation (NOTE: FY2000 funds). Remove/control non-native vegetation and plant native vegetation 5 years once funding contracted. $100,000 x

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$300,000 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000

Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$100,000 $ 50,000 $ 75,000 $ 25,000

Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 40,000 $ 20,000 $ 30,000 $ 10,000

Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: .1 $ 3,500
Fringe $ 1,500
Subcontractor Private Survey and Engineering Consultant $ 28,000
Personnel FTE: 0.4 $ 14,556
Fringe $ 2,911
Supplies $ 6,783
Capital Land Acquisition $ 0
Subcontractor Hydrology and Revegetation $217,000
Total Itemized Budget $274,250

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $274,250
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $250,000
Total FY 2001 budget request $ 24,250
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $1,350,000
% change from forecast -98.2%

Reason for change in estimated budget

The FY2001 Budget forecast included the $1,000,000 in acquisition funds and $350,000 in restoration and enhancement funds for an additional Tualatin parcel, the Hendricksen tract. Although the entire budget request was forecasted in the Tualatin Additions FY 2000 proposal, the acquisition component was in reality requested through the OWC Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites (Project No. 9705900). Because this was confusing, the acquisition component is now being addressed through OWC's 2001 Budget Update (Project No. 199705900) and this proposal only addresses the restoration and enhancement component for the Oleson tract and does not include restoration funding needs for the Hendricksen tract.

Reason for change in scope

The change from $350,000 to $24,250 is primarily the result of timing delays, logical sequence for task completion, and staff workloads. Because the MOA between FWS and BPA has not yet been executed for the transference of funds to commence planning and restoration activities for the Oleson parcel, there is insufficient time to complete the planning, design, and construction tasks for the Hendricksen parcel prior to the end of the 2001 construction season. In addition, total contract and force account costs to restore the hydrology and native plant community for the Oleson tract are projected at $623,500. The Bureau of Reclamation, Ducks Unlimited, and several non-profit volunteer organizations will provide partner contributions to leverage the $274,250 BPA funds in addition to the USFWS share ($214,250), pending approval of the USFWS FY 2003 budget request.

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000
Construction/implementation $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Operations and maintenance $ 25,000 $ 50,000 $ 75,000 $100,000
Monitoring and evaluation $ 10,000 $ 20,000 $ 30,000 $ 40,000
Total Outyear Budgets $385,000 $420,000 $455,000 $490,000

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:
Jul 14, 2000

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Sep 13, 2000

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$ 91,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 91,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 91,000
Sponsor (USFWS) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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