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 5508500
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Burns Paiute Tribe
Sponsor type OR-Tribe
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Name||Haace St. Martin|
|Mailing address||HC71-100 Pasigo
Burns, Oregon 97720
BPA technical contact , EWP
Biological opinion ID
NWPPC Program number 11.3D.2
Preservation of important feeding, nesting and resting area for waterfowl, raptors and shorebirds adjacent to Malheru Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Project start year 1997 End year 1998
Start of operation and/or maintenance 1998
Project development phase Planning, Implementation
95-19 Mitigation Coordinator
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 1995 Fish Review (Southwest Region). Scientific Resources Inc. (Paul Henson) March 16 1993 11830 SW Kerr Parkway Suite 375 Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035 SRI Project Number 92140
Specific measureable objectives
BPA would be credited with appropriate habitat units gained and/or restored.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Willingness of seller to sell to the Burns Paiute Tribe. The county allowing the tribe to put the property into trust in lieu of taxes.
Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Methods.
Brief schedule of activities
1st year (97) acquired property, survey property for fish & wildlife and vegetation. Develop plan based on information from surveys and known needs for fish & wildlife.
2nd year implement program developed.
3rd & 4th years monitor and adjust to suite needs.
This project site contains a diverse mix of habitats. Flooded meadows dominate, but riparian corridors and shallow slough channels with willow and other shrubs occur in several portions of the property. The site provides excellent habitat for cranes, waterfowl, raptors, and shorebirds. These values are enhanced by its location adjacent to the Malheur Lake National Wildlife Refuge, making the site an important feeding, nesting and resting area for raptors, phalaropes, blackbirds, ibises, cranes, curlews, willets, and several species of geese, ducks, and gulls.
The property is heavily grazed and mown, and it often has limited cover for nesting and brooding birds. Proper management of agricultural activities and creative use of existing water rights would greatly increase wildlife productivity.
County, seller, and general public might not support project.
Summary of expected outcome
Increase nesting, cover, and food availability for migratory & shorebirds. This could be done by using water right to flood portions of the property to create more wetlands. Streambank restoration: Planting trees, willows, and different grasses. Enhance and encourage Redband trout & native suckers in the lower reaches of the Silvies River. Develop & implement program to remove carp from the lower Silvies River and Malheur Lake.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
This project would be supported by the Closed Basin Working Group of the Intermountain West Joint Venture which is a partnership of private and public interests in waterfowl and wetland restoration. This group would help solicit funds for wetland restoration. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Malheur Refuge and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife would cooperate with technical advise on planning, wetland restoration, riparian restoration, wetland management, and wildlife and fisheries management.
Other potential sources of funds for wetland or riparian restoration include:
Governor's Watershed Enhancement Board
North American Wetland Council
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Partners for Wildlife Program
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife's Wetland Joint Venture
Natural Resource Conservation Service's Wetland Reserve Program
Natural Resource Conservation Service's Conservation Reserve Program
Oregon Waterfowl and Wetland Association
The full purchase price of the property is shown below as the required amount for FY1997, but we are seeking contributions from these other potential funding sources, and this may reduce the total contribution needed from BPA Fish and Wildlife Program funds.
Target species might not take advantage of area set aside.
Resident and exotic fish populations would be monitored using standard fish survey techniques employed by Oregon Dept. of Fish Wildlife. Waterfowl, sandhill crane, and other waterbirds use of the property would be monitored during migration periods. Surveys would be conducted to estimate breeding populations of waterfowl, cranes and other waterbirds on the property.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 4,366,000|
* 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