BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal

Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Administrative

Title of project
Crates Point

BPA project number   5507800

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Sponsor type   OR-Tribe

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameTerry Luther
 Mailing addressDepartment of Natural Resources
PO Box C
Warm Springs, Oregon 97761
 Phone541/553-3233

BPA technical contact   , EWP

Biological opinion ID   

NWPPC Program number   11.3D.1

Short description

Project start year   1997    End year   

Start of operation and/or maintenance   0

Project development phase   Planning, Implementation

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects

Project history

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers

Management implications

Specific measureable objectives
BPA will receive credit for an estimated 106.85 habitat units as a result of the implementation of this project. Additional acreage to the south part of this project will be completed by ranking time.

Testable hypothesis
NA

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Securing adequate funding for enhancement, operation, monitoring and evaluation.

Methods
For information pertaining to planning and implementation of this wildlife mitigation project. Please see: Vegetation Management Plan by Walker and Macy.

A H.E.P. would be conducted on the project area for all wildlife species.

Brief schedule of activities
Information will be provided prior to the ranking process.

Biological need
The Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act includes provisions for the protection, mitigation, and enhancement of fish and wildlife affected by the development and operation of hydroelectric facilities of the Columbia River Basin. This Act authorizes the Administrator of the BPA to use the BPA fund to carry out the provisions of the Act. The development of the hydropower system in the Columbia River Basin has affected many species of wildlife. Some floodplain and riparian habitats important to wildlife were inundated when reservoirs were filled. Fluctuating water levels caused by dam operations have created predation. Activities associated with hydroelectric development have altered land and stream areas in ways that adversely affect wildlife.
The impacts of dam construction and reservoir inundation have been documented and the wildlife losses are included in the NPPC's program.

Critical uncertainties
Adequate funding to implement and complete project.

Environmental factors which we have no control of.

Summary of expected outcome
BPA will receive credit for an estimated minimum of 106.85 habitat units when full implementation of this project is achieved.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Many cooperators are involved. They include: Columbia Gorge Commission, State of Oregon, Wasco County, Wasco County Museum, Citizens of the Gorge Discovery Center, U.S. Forest Service, Bonneville Power Administration and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Risks
None Known.

Monitoring activity
Long-term monitoring and evaluation of management activities will occur 1) to determine if the objectives of a given proposed action are met, 2) to evaluate the success of the management plan for each wildlife or project area, 3) to ensure the principles of adaptive management are undertaken for any corrective action needed. Included in the monitoring and evaluation program will be:

1. Monitoring and evaluation of habitat through the use of a quantifiable method to analyze change in Habitat Units as determined by Habitat Evaluation Procedure (HEP) studies for each area in response to habitat maintenance and enhancement activities.

2. Monitoring of species presence and occurrence before, during, and after project implementation in response to habitat maintenance and enhancement activities.

3. Cost effectiveness of comparative methodologies during the
development of project proposals and implementation.

Section 3. Budget

Data shown are the total of expense and capital obligations by fiscal year. Obligations for any given year may not equal actual expenditures or accruals within the year, due to carryover, pre-funding, capitalization and difference between operating year and BPA fiscal year.

Historic costsFY 1996 budget data*Current and future funding needs
(none) New project - no FY96 data available 1997: 500,000
1998: 200,000
1999: 200,000
2000: 150,000
2001: 150,000

* For most projects, Authorized is the amount recommended by CBFWA and the Council. Planned is amount currently allocated. Contracted is the amount obligated to date of printout.

Funding recommendations

CBFWA funding review group   Wildlife

Recommendation    No recommendation