Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 200002700

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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
No documents associated with this request

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Malheur Wildlife Mitigation Site
BPA Project Proposal Number 200002700
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Burns Paiute Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) BPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Daniel Gonzalez
Mailing Address HC 71 - 100 Pasigo St.
City, State, Zip Burns, OR 97720
Phone 5415731375 x251
Fax 5415732125
Manager of program authorizing this project Daniel Gonzalez
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Middle Snake
Subbasin Malheur
Short Description Restore habitat on the Malheur River for T&E species and enhance critical wintering habitat for migratory mammals, birds and resident fish
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: Accomplishment of restoration and enhancement objectives will provide: 1) wintering habitat for mule deer, rocky mountain elk, antelope, California quail and sage grouse as well as other migratory wildlife, 2) nesting habitat for migratory waterfowl, game birds and resident birds 3) migratory habitat for sandhill cranes, bald eagles and other raptor species of concern, passerines, amphibian population of concern such as spotted frog. Enhancement efforts will also: 1) improve critical bull trout and redband trout migratory habitat, 2) protect sensitive riparian and upland habitat, 3) reduce weed distribution thorough the watershed, and 4) encourage the reestablishment of native vegetation throughout the project site. Other management activities will protect cultural sites and cultural gathering and ceremonial areas.
Biological Data: Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) will be used measure pre-enhancement and post-enhancement habitat values. Standardized HEP models for target species and information on vegetation species response to restoration and enhancement activities will be collected using photo points and riparian transects.

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
2000 NEPA

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
Baseline Assessment of project site a. Quantify existing habitat values using HEP methodology 1 year $ 5,000  
b. Analyze data to written form 1 year $ 2,500  
Develop a Management a. Coordinate with federal and state agencies to partner with our efforts in the management of the project 1 year $ 12,500  
b. Consult with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on validating grazing allotments and how to implement them into or goals and objectives 1 year $ 8,500  
c. Coordinate with the BLM on fencing needs and the possibility of cost-sharing 1 year $ 12,250  
d. Coordinate with watermaster on verifying water rights and current legal diversions in use 1 year $ 12,250  
e. Consult with Oregon State University - Extension Agent on irrigation systems and pasture management 1year $ 11,500  
f. Coordinate with NRCS and SWCD on soil rehabilitation and management in areas that are in production 1year $ 12,500  
g. Coordinate with NRCS, OSU, and Watershed Councils on weed control and management 1year $ 7,000  
h. Consult with the State of Oregon on validation and the use criteria of state leased land that is within the project boundaries 1year $ 7,500  
i. Coordinate with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on management of harvestable wildlife 1year $ 9,000  
j. Coordinate with BLM to obtain information on the status of fish and wildlife populations on their allotments that are tied to the acquisition 1year $ 9,500  
k. Incorporate public access into the management plan 1year $ 15,500  
Cultural Resource Assessment a. Coordinate with BLM on cultural inventories found on allotments 1 year $ 8,000  
b. Conduct cultural surveys on deeded lands prior to any land manipulations 1 year $ 8,500  
Community Outreach a. Inform local governments, counties and watershed councils of BPA and Tribal acquisition activities 1year $ 6,500  
b. Meet with city and county officials who have economic issues with project activities 1year $ 3,500  
c. Develop a local advisory group made up of community members and state, federal officials who can input their concerns into the overall management of project site 1year $ 6,500  
Building operations a. Inventory repairs needed on office building 1year $ 2,000  
b. Conduct small repairs as needed to maintain the building for the first year 1year $ 10,318  
c. Develop, prepare and advertise contracts for bids 1year $ 2,500  
d. Inventory structures on property to determine the need for use or removal 1year $ 5,500  
e. Consult with Malheur County to determine tax responsibility for project site 1year $ 5,500  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 10,000 $ 10,000 $ 10,000 $ 10,000

Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Bridge reconstruction a. Reinforce bridge across the Malheur River (only access to project site) 2002-2003 $ 0 x
b. Conduct any needed biological documentation needed to perform repairs 2002-2003 $ 0  
Habitat Enhancement a. Remove or manipulate dikes and diversions to benefit wetlands where they were once naturally found 2002-2004 $ 0  
b. Plant native shrubs, trees and grasses along riparian areas 2002-2004 $ 0  
c. Remove unnecessary stock ponds and stock watering diversions and convert them back to wetlands and/or floodplains where possible 2002-2004 $ 0  
Determine bull trout life history patterns a. Determine bull trout life history within the mainstem of the Malheur River below Beulah and Warm Springs Reservoirs 2002-2004 $ 0  
b. Determine migrational patterns 2002-2004 $ 0  
c. Identify spawning attempts and areas of bull trout within the mainstem 2002-2004 $ 0  
Redband Genetics a. Conduct a genetic analyses of redband trout found in the 6 drainages of the project site to determine the origin of the stocks (hatchery v native) 2002-2003 $ 0  
Sage Grouse a. Conduct a cooperative analyses of sage grouse with ODFW and other partners to determine the use and life history needs of the project site - this site has known populations of sage grouse but has not had any prior access for confirmation 2002-2005 $ 0  
Building Repairs a. Convert ranch house to office for staff and site personnel 2002-2003 $ 0  
b. Replace any needed filters on domestic water system to comply with drinking water regulations 2002 $ 0  
c. Repaint structures where needed 2002 $ 0  
d. Replace roof on office 2002 $ 0 x
e. Remove unnecessary structures 2002-2003 $ 0 x
Wetland Restoration a. Replace agricultural crops (wetland converted to agricultural lands) with native grasses, trees and shrubs where possible 2002-2005 $ 0  
b. Spray or manually pull noxious weeds to control and prevent distribution 2002-2003 $ 0  
c. Stabilize banks by planting native trees, shrubs and grasses and by restricting livestock access to sensitive areas 2002-2005 $ 0  
d. Restore wetlands and floodplains that have been converted to stock ponds 2002-2005 $ 0  
Screen Diversion a. Screen all diversion for irrigation withdrawals 2002-2005 $ 0  
Farming a. Prepare land for seeding of natural/native cover 2002-2003 $ 0  
b. Soil improvement through the addition of nitrogen and organic matter (legumes) 2002-2004 $ 0  
Visual Obstruction and Biomass Analyses a. Define the quantitative and qualitative relationship between visual obstruction and herbaceous biomass 2002-2004 $ 0 x
b. Define the quantitative and qualitative relationship between visual obstruction and willow biomass 2002-2004 $ 0 x
c. Determine the utility of using scanned 35mm images for characterizing changes in willow biomass and willow community size at permanent monitoring stations 2002-2005 $ 0 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
$110,000 $170,000 $130,000 $250,000

Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Road Maintenance a. Maintain access roads ongoing $ 0  
Building Maintenance a. Maintain all function of office operations - restroom, heating, water etc. ongoing $ 0  
Farming Equipment Maintenance a. Maintain farm equipment, implements and tools ongoing $ 0  
Fence Maintenance a. Maintain habitat fences and allotment fences ongoing $ 0  
b. Remove or replace fencing where needed ongoing $ 0  
Manage Public Access a. Control access according to management plan ongoing $ 0  
b. Control recreational activities according to management plan ongoing $ 0  
Education & Information a. Inform local community of activities and progress of project ongoing $ 0  
b. Educate Tribal people of the status and progress of our program and project ongoing $ 0  
c. Inform local governments and councils of activities and progress ongoing $ 0  
Irrigation Maintenance a. Maintain ditches and concrete runways on areas that will be irrigated for management purposes ongoing $ 0  
b. Maintain head gates on water control structures ongoing $ 0  
c. Maintain culverts on road ways for irrigation and fish passage ongoing $ 0  
d. Maintain irrigation pumps and water withdrawal equipment ongoing $ 0  
Habitat Enhancement a. Convert alfalfa crops to native grasses with seedings where feasible ongoing $ 0  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

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

Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Habitat Assessment a. Conduct habitat inventories on 7 miles of the mainstem Malheur River once every 5 years $ 0  
b. Conduct habitat evaluations on upland drainages once every 5 years $ 0  
c. Evaluate substrate structure of the Malheur River once every 5 years $ 0  
Fish Assessments a. Evaluate fish populations in tributaries the Malhuer River that reside on the project site once every 5 years $ 0  
b. Monitor fish populations with response to habitat enhancements once every 5 years $ 0  
c. Evaluate fish composition within the 7 miles of the project area of the Malheur River once every 5 years $ 0  
Water Quality a. Monitor water quality in tributaries and mainstem of the Malheur River Annual $ 0  
b. Evaluate TMDL on mainstem Every 2 years $ 0  
c. Monitor water temperatures in tributaries and mainstem on the Malheur River $ 0  
d. Monitor aquatic invertebrate communities in the Malheur River Annual $ 0  
HEP a. Conduct annual HEP's to determine HU production and progress Annual $ 0  
b. Analyze data and report for BPA $ 0  
Monitor Wildlife Populations a. Conduct population counts of migratory mammals and birds on project site Annual $ 0  
b. Conduct population counts of resident mammals, game birds and waterfowl Annual $ 0  
c. Evaluate the nesting use by all birds on project site Annual $ 0  
d. Monitor the level of predation with response to increased populations of prey Annual $ 0  
e. Evaluate the extent of raptor use and predation on project site Annual $ 0  
Vegetation Analyses a. Evaluate vegetation composition on uplands and riparian areas Annual $ 0  
b. Evaluate vegetation fluctuations with changes in management (from production to restoration and enhancement) Annual $ 0  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 60,000 $ 60,000 $ 60,000 $ 60,000

Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1.5 $ 62,436
Fringe 32% $ 19,980
Supplies Field Equipment, radios, 2 ATV's, trailer, office supplies and office equipment $ 27,800
Travel 30,000/year @ $.32/mile $ 9,600
Indirect 26% $ 31,152
Capital 1 Leased Truck - 4 quarterly payments @ 3,200/quarter $ 12,800
Subcontractor Cultural Survey - BPT archeologist and staff $ 20,550
Total Itemized Budget $184,318

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $184,318
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $184,318
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 10,000 $ 10,000 $ 10,000 $ 10,000
Construction/implementation $250,000 $170,000 $130,000 $110,000
Operations and maintenance $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000
Monitoring and evaluation $ 60,000 $ 60,000 $ 60,000 $ 60,000
Total Outyear Budgets $370,000 $290,000 $250,000 $230,000

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
Assumes completion of project acquisition

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

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