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
Colville Confed. Tribes Performance Contract
BPA project number 9506700
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Colville Confederated Tribes
Sponsor type WA-Tribe
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Mailing address||P.O. Box 150
Nespelm, WA 99155
BPA technical contact Joe DeHerrera, EWP 503/230-3442
Biological opinion ID None
NWPPC Program number 11.3F.5
Acquire minimum habitat units to be permanently protected for wildlife as outlined in a MOA.
Project start year 1995 End year
Start of operation and/or maintenance 2015
Project development phase Implementation
9204800 Adjoining Project Parts
Partial mitigation for wildlife impacts from construction of Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph Dams.
Biological results achieved
Baseline HEP field work and analysis completed for about 4,800 acres. Eleven thousand acres protected for wildlife.
Annual reports and technical papers
Baseline HEP analysis of portion of protected properties is providing data for site specific management planning.
Specific measureable objectives
Complete the protection phase of the planned project area.
Long term protection, management, and enhancement of project lands will provide increased biodiversity, improves soil, water and vegetation quality and quantity. Animal populations will benefit because of these actions.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Management and enhancement activities based on sound ecosystem concepts and adaptive management principals will lead to wildlife habitat improvement and maintenance. The chief constraint will be the amount and timing of funding to carryout program activities.
We are primarily in the implementation and protection phase of acquisition and protection. Methods, etc. will be developed during and following the completion of the site specific management plans.
Brief schedule of activities
1997: complete acquisition and protection of project properties.
Complete baseline HEP where needed.
Work on developing site specific management plans.
Carryout O&M activities.
1998-2001: Start enhancement and continue O&M phases. Start monitoring activities.
Many thousands of acres and their associated habitat units were lost due to inundation. This project will help mitigate some of those losses. It will provide benefits for the regions wildlife and fisheries far into the future.
Funding quantity and stability.
Summary of expected outcome
We expect this project to provide improved wildlife habitat and wildlife benefits, in perpetuity, for the Colville Tribes and the public in general.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Availability of enhancement funds due to BPA market conditions. Otherwise things should go forward fairly well.
no project is without risk. However barring catastrophic wildfire or a prolonged drought period major risks should be minimal. The greatest risk would be loss of funding to manage and maintain the project.
Transects to evaluate vegetation changes. Plant survival monitoring on enhancements. Trend census of selected wildlife species. Some periodic HEP evaluations.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
* 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