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
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
|Name||Terry Cornelius, Habitat Manager|
|Mailing address||PO Box 1341
Kalama, WA 98625
BPA technical contact ,
Biological opinion ID
NWPPC Program number
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
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Kalama wetland preserve has a program of method, monitoring, utilizing school children and qualified ecologists.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 10,000|
* 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 Tier 2 - fund when funds available
Recommended funding level $10,000