BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal
Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget
see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations
Title of project
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
|Mailing address||Department of Natural Resources
PO Box C
Warm Springs, Oregon 97761
BPA technical contact , EWP
Biological opinion ID
NWPPC Program number 11.3D.1
Project start year 1997 End year
Start of operation and/or maintenance 0
Project development phase Planning, Implementation
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
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.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Securing adequate funding for enhancement, operation, monitoring and evaluation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 500,000|
* 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.
CBFWA funding review group Wildlife
Recommendation No recommendation