Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 200002100

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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, Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area Additions
BPA Project Proposal Number 200002100
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
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 Blue Mountain
Subbasin Grande Ronde
 
Short Description Enhance wetland habitats on lands adjacent to ODFW's Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area (WA) to mitigate for wildlife and wildlife habitats impacted by the Columbia River federal hydropower system.
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 enhance and protect 843 acres of high priority wetland and riparian habitats. Restored seasonal wetlands will produce abundant stands of aquatic plants (e.g., sedges and rushes) that provide food for water birds. These plant communities will also provide habitat for many other species of birds and wetland wildlife. The wetlands will dry out during most years, allowing the natural processes of recycling nutrients to occur, which is important for maintaining wetland system productivity. Restored riparian habitats will provide much improved habitat conditions for a wide variety of wildlife species, especially neotropical migrants and locally nesting passerine species. Wetland margins will be restored to a tufted hairgrass community and upland areas will be restored to a greasewood/basin wildrye plant community. Restoration efforts will also dramatically improve winter and summer habitat for steelhead and chinook salmon in Ladd Creek and Catherine Creek.
Biological Data: Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) will be used to estimate pre- and post-enhancement habitat values. Changes in habitat values will be expressed in Habitat Units. Standardized HEP models for target species will be used. Wildlife species surveys (e.g., aerial migrant waterfowl and upland bird brood counts) will be conducted as appropriate to determine species response. Photo points will be established to monitor vegetation changes over time. Transects will be developed on the restored streams to monitor changes in habitat, substrate, riffle/pool development, and fish use. Snorkeling and/or electro-fishing techniques may be used to monitor fish use of the area. TNC and NRCS will assist in on-going M&E efforts to document plant and animal responses to wetland and upland restoration practices. Gap Analysis data will be used to depict the contribution of the enhanced mitigation site to target habitat types and biodiversity elements at a landscape level.


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
1996 Conducted project scoping and developed partnerships with The Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited, USFWS, 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 TNC began landowner negotiations for land acquisitions adjacent to Ladd Marsh WA.
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
1998 The 308-acre Wallender and 160-acre Conley Lake parcels are acquired by TNC.
1998 GWEB project proposal was approved for planning and design, restoration, supplies and materials for the Ladd Marsh restoration project.
1999 FY 1999 Ladd Marsh project proposal for $8,000 to enhance the Wallender and Conley Lake properties was approved by the NWPPC.
1999 The 375-acre Simonis parcel was acquired by TNC.
1999 Federal Wetlands Reserve Program easement was conveyed to all three properties.
1999 BPA reviewed and approved the existing Wallender and Simonis property appraisals.
1999 NEPA checklists for Wallender and Simonis were completed by ODFW and submitted to BPA.
2000 FY 2000 Ladd Marsh project proposal for continued acquisition ($216,000) was approved by the NWPPC. Acquisition is to be funded under the OWC's programmatic project (FY 2000 Project No. 9705900).
2000 FY 2000 Ladd March enhancement and O&M proposal ($144,637) was approved by the NWPPC. Enhancement and O&M is to be funded under FY 2000 Project No. 20114.
2000 NEPA checklist for Conley Lake was completed by ODFW and submitted to BPA.
2000 Progress made on complying with NEPA requirements - Hazardous materials, cultural resources, and biological analysis surveys are occurring.
2000 Coordination occurring between ODFW, BPA, and TNC to prepare for transfer of funds and fee-titles.


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. Reimburse TNC for project acquisition costs (NOTE: FY2000 carry forward funds used) a. Appraisals, interest, closing fees, travel, printing and photos one year $ 17,000  
2. Assess baseline habitat conditions a. Conduct HEP surveys on all parcels one year $ 12,000  
(NOTE: FY2000 carry forward funds used) b. Conduct species surveys one year $ 3,000  
c. Complete cultural resource surveys for NEPA compliance one year $ 30,000 x
d. Collect other necessary baseline data one year $ 3,000  
3. Engineering and design (Note: FY 2000 carry forward funds used) a. Survey, design and construction, management services two year $ 20,000 x
4. Develop Management Plans for Wallender, Conley Lake, and Simonis properties a. Evaluate baseline data to develop site management goals and objectives one year $ 3,000  
(Note: FY 2000 carry forward funds used) b. Prepare Interim Habitat Management Plans one year $ 2,000  
c. Prepare Habitat Management Plans two years $ 7,000  
d. Develop Operations and Maintenance Plans one year $ 3,000  
e. Develop Monitoring & Evaluation Plans one year $ 2,100  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2002
$ 30,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Restore Habitat Conditions - Implement Habitat Management Plans for Wallender, Conley Lake and Simonis parcels a. Conduct stream rechannelization and wetland restoration work three years $ 56,600 x
b. Alter livestock grazing practices two year $ 4,000  
(NOTE: FY 2000 carry forward funds will be used) c. Alter agricultural practices two years $ 1,000  
d. Install/improve water control structures three years $ 87,000 x
e. Plant native grasses and shrubs four years $ 3,000  
f. Secure public access two years $ 1,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 70,000 $ 10,000 $100,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Maintain Habitat Values-Implement Operations & Maintenance Plans a. Control habitat enhancement activities as necessary to maintain habitat values (e.g., planting of native vegetation, control of non-native vegetation) on-going $ 15,000  
b. Maintain water control structures on-going $ 5,500  
c. Maintain minimal infrastructure (e.g., signs, fences, gates, roadways, house, etc.) on-going $ 3,100  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 35,000 $ 27,000 $ 30,000 $ 25,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Measure Effectiveness of Restoration Plan - Implement M&E Plans a. Conduct vegetation surveys to monitor changes in plant communities (using HEP survey data, photo points/transects, on-going $ 3,200  
b. Conduct wildlife surveys to monitor species response to habitat changes (using HEP surveys data from periodic HEP sampling, wildlife inventory data, stream surveys, redd counts, snorkeling/ electroshocking) on-going $ 2,700  
c. Conduct hydrological surveys to establish most efficient techniques for restoring wetland function on-going $ 0 x
d. Analyze data using success criteria and established statistical methods on-going $ 1,000  
e. Prepare M&E reports on-going $ 500  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 15,000 $ 7,000 $ 10,000 $ 5,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: part of a 0.25 FTE (includes mgmt plan dev. & HEP survey time) $ 21,000
Fringe @ 38.8% $ 6,300
Supplies $ 1,500
Travel $ 1,500
Indirect @ 26.6% $ 4,800
NEPA cultural resource surveys $ 30,000
Subcontractor a. Reimbursement to The Nature Conservancy for acquisition costs $ 17,000
Subcontractor a. Reimbursement to Ducks Unlimited for engineering $ 20,000
Other $ 0
Personnel FTE: part of a 0.25 FTE $ 9,730
Fringe @ 38% $ 3,700
Supplies Fish ladder, water control structures (2), fence materials, seed, trees/shrubs and protectors $ 50,270
Travel $ 1,000
Indirect @ 26.6% $ 13,600
Subcontractor Channel restoration, dike construction, and water control structures, construct fence, plantings $ 72,300
Subcontractor Union Co. Weed Control Board $ 2,000
Personnel FTE: part of a 0.25 FTE $ 9,000
Fringe @ 38% $ 3,200
Supplies four-wheeler ORV $ 5,000
Travel $ 1,500
Indirect @ 26.6 % $ 2,900
Subcontractor Union Co. Weed Control Board $ 2,000
Personnel FTE: part of a 0.25 FTE (data collection, analysis, and report prep. time) $ 3,500
Fringe @ 38% $ 1,300
Supplies spotting scope, binoculars $ 800
Travel $ 1,000
Indirect @ 26.6 % $ 800
Total Itemized Budget $285,700


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $285,700
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $144,637
Total FY 2001 budget request $141,063
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $360,637
% change from forecast -60.9%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Because of a variety of project delays, less project work is anticipated in FY 2001. Also, FY2000 carry forward funds ($144,637) are available and will be used to accomplish Planning & Design Objectives 1-3, All tasks and Construction/Implementation Objectives 1, All Tasks. Therefore, fewer FY2001 funds are needed to accomplish project activities in FY 2001. NRCS Wetland Reserve Program will provide more restoration funds than previously projected.


Reason for change in scope

Project activities were delayed because the ODFW/BPA MOA was not completed when expected, and NEPA compliance requirements will likely not allow restoration activity to occur in FY2000.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 30,000 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Construction/implementation $100,000 $ 70,000 $ 10,000 $ 0
Operations and maintenance $ 25,000 $ 27,000 $ 30,000 $ 35,000
Monitoring and evaluation $ 5,000 $ 7,000 $ 10,000 $ 15,000
Total Outyear Budgets $160,000 $104,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000
 

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
$285,700
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$285,700
Comment:
Wildlife acquisitions

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$ 48,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 48,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 48,000
Sponsor (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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