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
Kalama Wetland Preserve - Deep Water

BPA project number   5513100

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Kalama Wetland Preserve

Sponsor type   WA-Consultant

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameTerry Cornelius, Habitat Manager
 Mailing addressPO Box 1341
Kalama, WA 98625
 Phone360/695-0707

BPA technical contact   ,

Biological opinion ID   

NWPPC Program number   

Short description
Create deep water reservoirs in moist-soil management areas.

Project start year   F 1996-1997    End year   1997-1998

Start of operation and/or maintenance   1998

Project development phase   Implementation

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects

Project history
N/A

Biological results achieved
N/A

Annual reports and technical papers
N/A

Management implications
N/A

Specific measureable objectives
To provide keep water sites for waterfowl nesting and breeding pairs. To allow deep water botanical plantings. To create islands in the sites to provide nesting habitat.

Testable hypothesis
That a combination of moist-soil and deep water habitats would allow a more diverse wildlife mix in the preserve's habitat.

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
This was a site of an old dairy farm, and we have been working to restore it back to a viable seasonal wetlands. We were completely flooded out in the 1996 flood.

Methods
Create deep water sites by building soils to below water table -- 2' or 3' excavation is all that is required.

Brief schedule of activities
Spring: Start to identify lowest areas for excavation sites -- obtain permits if necessary.
Summer - Fall: Excavate sites -- sculpture sites and plant native grasses to distrurbed areas.
Fall-Winter-Spring: Monitor utilization by waterfowl for nesting and feeding.

Biological need
Nesting waterflowl need areas of islands in deeper water to protect their nest, eggs, and young from predation.
Deep water plants provide supplemental feed to watering and nesting birds.

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome
We hope that waterfowl will find greater nesting success and utilize additional food sources provided by the plantings.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
We have already received funding from federal Fish and Wildlife for a restoration project.
And Ducks Unlimited has approached us on a possible project.

Risks

Monitoring activity
The Kalama wetland preserve has a program of method, monitoring, utilizing school children and qualified ecologists.

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: 10,000
1998: 5,000

* 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    Tier 2 - fund when funds available

Recommended funding level   $10,000