Request for New Funding for FY 2008

 
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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Section 2: Description
Section 3: Related Projects
Section 4: Planning and Design
Section 5: Construction/Implementation
Section 6: Operations and Maintenance
Section 7: Monitoring and Evaluation
Section 8: Total Budget
Section 9: Project Documents
Part 2. Current Status of Modification Request
Part 3. Comments on this Modification Request


Part 1 of 3. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status BOG Meeting Date
February 28, 2008 Finalized April 9, 2008

Modification Type: FY 2008 Within-Year New
BPA Project Number: 200800700
BPA Project Name: UCUT M&E Program
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Virgil Watts
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Kalispel Tribe of Indians on behlaf of UCUT
Funding Type: expense
Project Leader: Ray Entz
Short Description: Combined UCUT wildlife M&E project
Province: Intermountain
Subbasin: Spokane
 
Contact Person
First Name: Ray
Last Name Entz
Address: P.O. Box 39
City, State Zip: Usk, WA 99180
Phone: (509) 445-1147
Fax: (509) 445-5302
Email: rentz@knrd.org

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
Name Ray Entz Name
Address: Address:
City, State Zip: City, State Zip:
Phone: (509) 445-1147 Phone:
Fax: Fax:
Email: rentz@knrd.org Email:
Note: Note:

Section 2a: Description (Species Information)
Target Species amphibians
bird species
mammals
plant species
shrubsteppe obligate species

Section 2b: Description (Location Information)
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Location Description
47.65974 -117.412337 UCUT Headquaters

Section 2c: Information Transfer
In what ways will information from this project be transferred or used?

Section 2d: Description (BiOp Information)
NMFS and/or FWS Biological Opinion that this funding request addresses Strategy
NMFS &/or USFWS
How proposed actions will address the BiOp
(i.e., substrategy / limiting factor / metric to be achieved)

Section 2e: Description (Objectives)
Objectives of this proposed project
Objective
(abbreviation)
Full Description
Ref. site characterization Collect data for small mammals, breeding birds, amphibians and vegetations to describe desired future conditions for each of six habitat types. at least two replicates of each reference habitat type will be used for the charachterization.
Data Entry Enter reference sitte data to establish baseline conditions for each of the six habitat cover types.
Plan revision Complete revision of the Albeni Falls Wildlife M&E plan to include changes to the sample site selection criteria and revizitation schedules.
site comparisons Compare permanent sample point data with hte corrisponding reference site to determine similarity to desired future condition.
develop database Develop and manage a web enabled database for theaccess and distribution of project data.

Section 3: Is This Funding Request Related to Other Projects in the Basin?

Other projects that are related to this request
Project # Project Title/Description Nature of Relationship
1998-003-00 Spokane Tribe Wildlife Mitigation M&E ddata forom project will be used to track success toward desired future condition of habitats.
1992-048-00 Hellsgate Big Game Winter Range Wildlife Mitigation M&E ddata forom project will be used to track success toward desired future condition of habitats.
1991-061-02 KALISPEL TRIBE ALBENI FALLS M&E ddata forom project will be used to track success toward desired future condition of habitats.
1991-061-05 KOOTENAI TRIBE ALBENI FALLS WILDLIFE MITIGATION M&E ddata forom project will be used to track success toward desired future condition of habitats.
1991-061-06 Albeni Falls Wl Couer D'Alene M&E ddata forom project will be used to track success toward desired future condition of habitats.
2001-033-00 IMPLEMENT WILDLIFE HABITAT-COEUR D'ALENE INDIAN RES. M&E ddata forom project will be used to track success toward desired future condition of habitats.

Section 4: Estimated Budget for Planning & Design phase

Work element-based estimated budget
Planning & Design
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?
Data Entry BPA Environmental Compliance Produce documentation to satisfy EC needs Collect and produce necessary documentation to satisfy NEPA and EC needs. Herbicides not part of contract ongoing $500 No
Data Entry Manage and Administer Projects Manage project and subcontract Oversight of project w/ participating five Tribes and Eastern Washington University. N/A ongoing $16,000 No
Data Entry Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect small mammal, breeding bird, amphibian, and vegetation data Collect data for small mammals, amphibians, breeding birds and vegetation on at least 2 locations for each of six reference habitat types. R,M,&E for 11 wildlife focal habitat cover types ongoing $81,000 Yes
develop database Manage/Maintain Database Input data and maintain database Input small mammal, bird, amphibian, and vegetative data into a central UCUT wildlife M&E database. This database will be housed at EWU for the time being. This database will be used to serve data through a web accessible database. N/A ongoing $22,000 Yes
develop database Disseminate Raw & Summary Data Summarize data for web based dissemination Develop web based query system to disseminate raw and/or summary data. This is a proto type and will not be completed by the end of the first year. It will be a multi-year development task. N/A ongoing $10,000 Yes
site comparisons Analyze/Interpret Data Analyze and interpret small mammal, breeding bird, amphibian, and vegetation data Complete analysis and interpretation of data from all focal guilds and vegetation for the six reference habitat types. These include shrub steppe, steppe, Ponderosa pine woodland, upland hardwood woodland, mixed conifer forest, and Palouse prairie. R,M,&E for 11 wildlife focal habitat cover types ongoing $15,000 Yes
Plan revision Develop RM&E Methods and Designs Complete M&E plan for future permanent sample site selection and site interval revisitation Rework the Albeni Falls Wildlife M&E Plan to fit the new UCUT structure and budget limitations. This will include work on random permanent sample site selection on each wildlife management parcel. It will also include work on site revisitation intervals for the various management types (passive or active restoration) and habitat types. N/A 2 $30,000 Yes
site comparisons Manage and Administer Projects FY 2009 Funding package submission to BPA COTR FY 2009 Funding package submission to BPA COTR N/A ongoing $8,000 No
site comparisons Produce Annual Report Submit Progress Report for the period (May 2008) to (Apr 2009) The progress report summarizes the project goal, objectives, hypotheses, completed and uncompleted deliverables, problems encountered, lessons learned, and long-term planning. Examples of long-term planning include future improvements, new directions, or level of effort for contract implementation, including any ramping up or ramping down of contract components or of the project as a whole. Date range May 2008 to Apr 2009. Progress reports must conform to BPA guidelines. See the 'formatting guidelines' link at the Technical Reports and Publications page: http://www.efw.bpa.gov/IntegratedFWP/technicalreports.aspx. N/A ongoing $8,000 No
site comparisons Produce PISCES Status Report Periodic Status Reports for BPA The Contractor shall report on the status of milestones and deliverables in Pisces. Reports shall be completed either monthly or quarterly as determined by the BPA COTR. Additionally, when indicating a deliverable milestone as COMPLETE, the contractor shall provide metrics and the final location (latitude and longitude) prior to submitting the report to the BPA COTR. N/A ongoing $1,264 No

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget
Planning & Design
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost
Develop RM&E Methods and Designs 2 years 2008 2009 $30,000
Manage and Administer Projects ongoing 2008 2058 $16,000
Manage and Administer Projects ongoing 2008 2058 $8,000
Produce Annual Report ongoing 2008 2058 $8,000
Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data ongoing 2008 2058 $81,000
Manage/Maintain Database ongoing 2008 2058 $22,000
Disseminate Raw & Summary Data ongoing 2008 2058 $10,000
Analyze/Interpret Data ongoing 2008 2058 $15,000
Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation ongoing 2008 2058 $500
Produce PISCES Status Report ongoing 2008 2058 $1,264

Outyear totals
Planning & Design

Section 5: Estimated Budget for Contruction/Implementation phase

Work element-based estimated budget
Contruction/Implementation
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget
Contruction/Implementation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Contruction/Implementation

Section 6: Estimated Budget for Operations & Maintenance phase

Work element-based estimated budget
Operations & Maintenance
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget
Operations & Maintenance
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Operations & Maintenance

Section 7: Estimated Budget for Monitoring & Evaluation phase

Work element-based estimated budget
Monitoring & Evaluation
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget
Monitoring & Evaluation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Monitoring & Evaluation

Section 8: Total Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2008 Cost
Personnel 1.25 $43,290
Fringe Benefits 25% $10,823
Supplies various field & office supplies $6,240
Travel mileage, per diem $3,013
Capital Equipment vehicle lease $4,500
Other EWU subcontract $90,139
Other pro birder contracts $7,500
Other cell reimbursement $540
Overhead 37.6% of total - contracts $25,719

Total Estimated Budget
Total FY 2008 budget for this project $191,764

Outyear Budget Totals
Not applicable

Cost sharing
Organization Item or Service Provided Amount ($) Cash or in-kind?

Section 9: Narrative, Maps and Project Documents
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 3. Current Status of Modification Request
Meeting Date Status Record Entry Date Decision Group Adjustment Category Urgency Status Budget Impact Reconsider Date
4/9/2008  2/28/2008  NA      Submitted  $191,764   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
4/9/2008  4/9/2008  BOG  New  CAT-5: Other  Under BOG Review  $42,914  8/13/2008 
Decision Comments Next Steps
Look for innovative ways of contracting to keep it out of the Council process. A decision in August will result in a delay of data collection. A letter would come from BPA to capture the contract efficiencies.  Address through contracting and/or a third quarter recommendation in August. 
4/9/2008  6/11/2008  NA      Withdrawn  $ 0   
Decision Comments Next Steps
Per request of Project Sponosr (Ray Entz), this request is withdrawn.   

Part 3 of 3. Comments on this Modification Request
Comment Date Commentor Agency Comment
2/29/2008 Christine Read BPA Actual amount contributed by the 5 tribes is $147,798. COTR-Lee Watts
2/28/2008 Ray Entz Kalispel Tribe The five UCUT member tribes have contributed $147,000 from their existing wildlife mitigation project budget (~5% each). The budget impact of this request is $44,764, the additional needs to bring the project total to $191,764.