Rescheduling Request for FY 2007, Project 199901700

 
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Section 1: General Administrative Information
BPA Project Number: 199901700
BPA Project Name: 1999-017-00 EXP NPT LAPWAI CREEK WATERSHED RESTORATION
BPA Contract Number,
Release and Name
(if applicable):
No 1: 37309 Release: Contract Name: EXP NPT LAPWAI CREEK WATERSHED RESTORATION
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Dave Kaplowe
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Nez Perce Tribe
Funding Type: expense
Contact Person
First Name: Jennifer
Last Name Boie
Address: PO Box 365
City, State Zip: Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone: 208-621-3541
Fax: 208-843-9192
Email: jenniferb@nezperce.org

Section 2: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Original Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2007: $7,000
Proposed Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2008: $7,000
Explanation or Additional Information: NPT staff will restore approximately 13.5 acres of wetland within the riparian/floodplain area on Tribal Trust Unit 3123. All existing drain tile in the soil, which is currently decreasing water retention and causing desiccation, will be located and removed in order to restore the natural hydrology. Upon hydrologic restoration, native wetland species such as wetland sod, plugs or wetland seed mix will be planted. The wetland planting restoration effort will be implemented in a pattern and spacing that mimics the natural vegetation in the vicinity. There are 6 milestones associated with this project:

A Environmental compliance requirements complete 5/1/08-6/30/08 On-the-ground work associated with this work element cannot proceed until this milestone is complete. Milestone is complete when final documentation is received from BPA environmental compliance staff (completion can be based on pre-existing environmental documentation from BPA).

B Design restoration project 5/1/08-6/30/08 Project biologist will develop project map and restoration design/specifications.

C Establish subcontract for drain tile location and removal 5/1/08-8/31/08 A subcontract for drain tile location and removal will be established.

D Locate and remove drain tile 7/1/08-9/30/08 Drain tile will be located and removed by a subcontractor.

E Order and/or collect wetland sod, plugs, or seed 7/1/08-2/1/09 Vegetation will be collected in the field (e.g., wetland plugs) or ordered from local nurseries and/or grass seed companies based on the planting design/specifications.

F Restore 13.5 acres of wetland 7/1/08-4/30/09 NPT Watershed staff will restore approximately 13.5 acres of wetland within the riparian buffer area on Tribal Trust Unit 3123 through native planting.

We are currently on schedule to complete milestones A-E under the current 2008 contract year, but would like to reschedule milestone F to contract year 2009 for the following reasons:

-delays associated with contracting drain tile removal (now scheduled for November 2008) will postpone reestablishment of natural hydrology therefore delaying ideal planting conditions till the fall of 2009

-wetland sod will not be available from the distributor until fall of 2009

-planting in the fall of 2009 will allow additional time for pre-planting weed control at the project site


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?
NPT Watershed staff will restore approximately 13.5 acres of wetland within the riparian buffer area on Tribal Trust Unit 3123 through native planting.  7/1/2008  4/30/2009  10/1/2009  4/30/2010  contracting delays for removal of drain tile, contracting delays for growing out wetland sod   $7,000  drain location and removal, sod availability 

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)
The majority of project tasks will be completed including milestones A-E during CY 2008 so that the personnel time required under CY 2009 to implement the final milestone (F) in Fall of 2009 is minimal and would not detract from currently planned CY 2009 implementation tasks. CY 2009 tasks have already been identified and are supported by the "Strategy for the Ecological Restoration of Lapwai Creek Watershed," which was completed under the FY 07 contract.
Shifting entire schedule
(i.e., deferring some FY 2008 activities to FY 2009 to avoid doubling up on activities this year)
The only remaining task for this project will be planting (milestone F) which will be subcontracted, therefore allowing project staff to focus attention on regularly scheduled CY 2009 activities.

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