Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 200002300

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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

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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites - Oregon, Horn Butte
BPA Project Proposal Number 200002300
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 Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Mainstem Columbia
 
Short Description Protect and enhance shrub-steppe and native bunch grass habitat in the Horn Butte area near the town of Arlington on the mainstem Columbia River 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 result in the protection and enhancement of the few remaining contiguous tracts of native shrub-steppe and grassland habitats. Many wildlife species, especially those that only inhabit these types of habitats as well as mitigation target species, will benefit (e.g., California quail, western meadowlark, long-billed curlew, furruginous hawk, Swainson's hawk, burrowing owl, loggerhead shrike, grasshopper sparrow, sagebrush lizard, and Washington Ground Squirrel. Habitat conditions will improve as grazing and agricultural practices are modified. Control of noxious weeds and the planting of native vegetation will help restore habitats to more natural and diverse conditions. Existing and created habitat values will be measured in Habitat Units (HUs).
Biological Data: Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) will be used to estimate pre- and post-enhancement habitat values (HUs). About 2,000 to 3,500 protection and enhancement HUs are expected within 5 years of project implementation. Wildlife species surveys (e.g., big game inventories and upland bird surveys) will be conducted as appropriate to determine response to habitat changes. Changes in vegetation, including response of non-native vegetation to control methods and restoration of native plants, will be monitored over time using photo points along established transects. 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
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 dollars 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 FY1998 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 Developed partnerships with BLM, Clearwater Land Exchange, Trust for Public Lands, and the Nature Conservancy to help facilitate project objectives in the Horn Butte area. Landowner negotiations began.
1998 FY 1999 OWC programmatic proposal submitted for $4 million for coordination/planning and implementation of individual projects was approved by the NWPPC. The Horn Butte project was approved for under this proposal.
1999 Continued landowner communications and negotiations.
2000 FY 2000 proposal for first-year restoration and O&M costs ($42,302) was approved by the NWPPC.
2000 FY 2000 proposal to continue acquisition and/or easement of lands in the Horn Butte area ($400,000) was approved by the NWPPC as under the OWC's FY 2000 programmatic proposal (Project No. 9705900).
2000 Continued landowner communications and negotiations.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Assess Baseline Habitat Conditions on Acquired Lands a. Conduct HEP surveys one year $ 5,067  
b. Conduct species surveys one year $ 1,000  
(Note: FY 2000 carry forward funds will be used) c. Collect other necessary baseline data one year $ 1,000  
2. Develop Management Plan(s) for Acquired Lands a. Evaluate baseline data to develop site goals and objectives one year $ 2,000  
b. Prepare Interim Habitat Management Plan(s) one year $ 500  
c. Prepare Habitat Management Plan(s) one - three years $ 1,500  
(Note: FY 2000 carry forward funds will be used) d. Develop Operations & Maintenance Plan(s) one year $ 500  
e. Develop Monitoring & Evaluation Plan(s) one year $ 500  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2003 FY 2002
$ 15,000 $ 20,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Restore Habitat Values - Implement Management Plan(s) a. Alter existing land use practices (e.g., livestock grazing and agriculture, build fence) two years $ 8,600  
b. Remove/control non-native vegetation four years $ 6,000  
(Note: FY 2000 carry forward funds will be used) c. Plant/transplant native grasses and shrubs where removal of non-natives is insufficient to promote the restoration of native vegetation four years $ 3,724  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 35,000 $ 20,000 $ 35,000


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 Plan(s) a. Control expansion of non-native vegetation by addressing vectors (e.g., roads), and by using hand control, equipment removal and herbicides; plant native vegetation on-going $ 5,411  
(Note: FY 2000 carry forward funds will be used) b. Maintain minimal infrastructure (e.g., fences, gates, signs, roadway, etc.) on-going $ 1,500  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 25,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000 $ 15,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Measure Effectiveness of Habitat Restoration - Implement Monitoring & Evaluation Plan(s) a. Conduct vegetation surveys to monitor changes in plant communities (using HEP survey data, photo points/transects) on-going $ 2,500  
b. Conduct wildlife surveys to monitor species response to habitat changes (using HEP survey data from periodic HEP sampling and wildlife inventory data) on-going $ 1,200  
c. Analyze data using success criteria and established statistical methods (e.g., compare noxious weed infestation levels to pre-control survey levels) on-going $ 800  
(Note: FY 2000 carry forward funds will be used) d. 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 $ 10,000 $ 10,000 $ 7,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: part of a 0.25 FTE (includes HEP surveys, data collection, mgmt plan dev.) $ 6,100
Fringe @ 38% $ 2,367
Supplies $ 1,000
Travel $ 500
Indirect @ 26.6% $ 2,100
Personnel FTE: part of a 0.25 FTE $ 3,000
Fringe @ 38.8% $ 1,164
Supplies fence materials, seed, plants/transplants $ 3,660
Travel $ 1,000
Indirect @ 26.6% $ 1,500
Subcontractor Construct/repair fences, plant/transplant native grasses and shrubs, weed control $ 8,000
Personnel FTE: part of a 0.25 FTE $ 2,100
Fringe @ 38.8% $ 815
Supplies $ 1,516
Travel $ 700
Indirect @ 26.6% $ 780
Subcontractor Road maintenance; Weed Control District, fence contractor $ 1,000
Personnel FTE: part of a 0.25 FTE $ 2,200
Fringe @ 38.8% $ 800
Supplies $ 1,000
Travel $ 500
Indirect @ 26.6 % $ 500
Total Itemized Budget $ 42,302


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $ 42,302
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 42,302
Total FY 2001 budget request $ 0
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $ 90,000
% change from forecast -100.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

The FY 2000 Horn Butte project proposal estimate for FY 2001 assumed that first-year project activities had occurred. However, requested FY 2000 monies have not yet been spent. Thus, first-year restoration and O&M funds ($42,302) approved by the NWPPC under FY 2000 Project No. 20116 will be carried forward to complete the tasks outlined in this proposal. Lands in the HOtrn Butte area still need to acquired and will be acquired with OWC carry forward funds (see FY 2001 Project No. 199705900).


Reason for change in scope

Project delays occurred due to insufficient time and staffing to accomplish pre-acquisition project activities. Communications with several of the landowners in the Horn Butte area indicate that implementation of this project will be complex in nature. The project will likely involve a combination of fee-title acquisition purchase/easement and the trading of certain Horn Butte properties in order to secure targeted wildlife mitigation lands. This level of coordination likely to be necessary between ODFW, BLM, The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Lands, and the landowners was unanticipated and will take additional time to occur before project implementation.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 20,000 $ 15,000 $ 0 $ 0
Construction/implementation $ 35,000 $ 35,000 $ 20,000 $ 0
Operations and maintenance $ 15,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000 $ 25,000
Monitoring and evaluation $ 7,000 $ 10,000 $ 10,000 $ 15,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 77,000 $ 80,000 $ 50,000 $ 40,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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