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
Marshall Ranch

BPA project number   5508700

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Burns Paiute Tribe

Sponsor type   OR-Tribe

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameHaace St. Martin
 Mailing addressHC71-100 Pasigo St
Burns, Oregon 97720
 Phone541/573-2088

BPA technical contact   , EWP

Biological opinion ID   

NWPPC Program number   11.3D.2

Short description
This site includes a that drains shrub-steppe habitat, adjacent meadows, and alluvial basin areas. There is the potential to restore the riparian corridor.

Project start year   1997    End year   1998

Start of operation and/or maintenance   1998

Project development phase   Planning, Implementation

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
95-19 Mitigation Coordinator

Project history
N/A

Biological results achieved
N/A

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

Management implications
N/A

Specific measureable objectives
This site would be acquired and managed for wildlife habitat. Some grazing and other agricultural activities would be permitted, but only to the extent that they benefited wildlife mitigation goals.
BPA would be credited with appropriate habitat units gained and/or restored.

Testable hypothesis
N/A

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
willingness of seller to sell to the Burns Paiute Tribe. Willingness of the County allowing the Tribe to put the property in trust in-lieu of taxes.

Methods
We will use Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Methods.

Brief schedule of activities
1st year (97) acquire property, survey property for fish, wildlife, and vegetation. Develop plan based on information from surveys.
2nd year - Implement programs developed.
3rd & 4th years monitor and adjust.

Biological need
Nesting habitat has declined because of grazing practices. Nest and cover has been removed/cleared for agricultural use.

Critical uncertainties
County, seller and general public might not support project on private land.

Summary of expected outcome
Increased wildlife productivity. Enhance Redband trout in the lower reaches of the Silvies River.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Owner of the property, proposed for acquisition wants to sell grazing leases on BLM land. BLM could assist with management.

Risks
Target species might not take advantage of the area set aside.

Monitoring activity
Baseline surveys (use federal and/or state survey technic) of present use of fish & wildlife use.

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:
1998: 68,040
1999: 68,040
2000: 68,040
2001: 68,040

* 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    Tier 2 - fund when funds available

Recommended funding level