Rescheduling Request for FY 2007, Project 200723200

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Project Status Work Funded
Section 1: General Administrative Information
BPA Project Number: 200723200
BPA Project Name: Okanogan-Similkameen Habitat Conservation Project
BPA Contract Number,
Release and Name
(if applicable):
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Joe DeHerrera
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: WDFW
Funding Type: capital
Contact Person
First Name: Nate
Last Name Pamplin
Address: 600 Capitol Way North
City, State Zip: Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: 360-902-2693
Fax: 360-902-2158

Section 2: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Original Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2007: $2,380,000
Proposed Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2008: $2,380,000
Explanation or Additional Information: The original proposal submitted and approved for the FY07-09 project solicitation was for capital funding for fee simple or conservation easements for $625K in FY07, $877.5K in FY08, and $877.5K in FY09. WDFW submitted a BOG request in FY07 to have the funding pre-scheduled and re-scheduled to FY08 in order to be consistent with BPA capital policy (needs over $1M/yr). WDFW identified a conservation easement in FY08, but did not complete project using BPA funds because of the workload with BPA appraisers as projects neared end of the Fiscal Year. Also, this was the first acquisition/conservation easement outside the 1996 BPA-WDFW wildlife agreement. By re-scheduling funds to FY09, it would allow additional time for BPA and WDFW to develop an agreement regarding assigning habitat units and defining post-acquisition management activities and responsibilities. There are sufficient HUs remaining in Upper Columbia ledger to complete this acquisition(s) and WDFW intends to manage the new parcel(s) as part of Scotch Creek Wildlife Area (Project 199609401).

Section 3: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Activity Description Original Start Date Original End Date New Start Date New End Date Condition/Situation Creating the Need to Reschedule Cost What Will Enable the Work to be Achieved Now?
Conduct pre-acquisition and acquisition work elements to complete project in FY09.  10/1/2007  9/30/2008  10/1/2008  9/30/2008  Appraisal could not be completed/reviewed until after end of FY08.  $00  An entire fiscal year should be enough time to accomplish work elements and coordinate with BPA, given that only one or two properties will be purchased. 

Please explain why the following alternative funding solutions are not feasible and would jeopardize the project:
Reducing existing scope of project
(i.e., eliminating some activities planned for FY 2008 to accommodate the FY 2007 activities)
Work elements in FY09 will only include pre-acquisition and acquisition activities, in order to be consistent with BPA capital policy. Work elements in proposal associated with fencing, management planning, etc. will be dropped from project, with those funds assigned to the acquisition work element. There is no change in overall funding level. This request re-schedules funds to FY09 to complete the two work elements associated with acquisition.
Shifting entire schedule
(i.e., deferring some FY 2008 activities to FY 2009 to avoid doubling up on activities this year)
Appraisal could not be completed/reviewed until after end of FY08.

Section 4: Documents Pertaining to this Reschedule
No documents are associated with this request