Within-Year Modification Request Form 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
January 28, 2009 Finalized February 4, 2009

Modification Type: FY 2008 Within-Year Ongoing
BPA Project Number: 199206800
BPA Project Name: 199206800 Willamette Wildlife Mitigation
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Dorothy Welch
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Funding Type: capital
Project Leader: Michael Pope
Province: Lower Columbia
Subbasin: Willamette
 
Contact Person
First Name: Michael
Last Name Pope
Address: 3406 Cherry Ave NE
City, State Zip: Salem, OR 97303
Phone: 503-947-6321
Fax: 503-947-6339
Email: Michael.D.Pope@state.or.us

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
Name Michael Pope Name Eric Rickerson
Address: 3406 Cherry Ave NE Address: 3406 Cherry Ave NE
City, State Zip: Salem, OR 97303 City, State Zip: Salem, OR 97303
Phone: 503 947-6321 Phone: 503 947 6082
Fax: Fax:
Email: Michael.D.Pope@state.or.us Email: Eric.V.Rickerson@state.or.us
Note: Note:

Section 2a: Description (Species Information)
Target Species duck
fish
herptiles
migratory songbirds
migratory waterfowl
neotropical migrant birds
passerine birds
plant species
raptors
reptiles
resident fish
resident trout
riparian forest
ungulate
upland game birds
waterfowl
wildlife species
Actitis macularia (spotted sandpiper)
Aix sponsa (wood duck)
Anas crecca (green wing teal)
Anas cyanoptera (cinnamon teal)
Anas platyrhynchos (mallard)
Anser spp. (goose)
Aquila chrysaetos (golden eagle)
Ardea herodias (great blue heron)
Bonasa umbellus (ruffed grouse)
Botaurus lentiginosus (american bittern)
Branta canadensis (canada goose)
Buteo jamaicensis (red-tailed hawk)
Callipepla californica (California quail)
Callipepla californica (valley quail)
Castor canadensis (beaver)
Clemmys marmorata (western pond turtle)
Colaptes auratus (common flicker)
Columba fasciata (band-tailed pigeon)
Dendroica coronata (yellow-rumped warbler)
Dendroica petechia (yellow warbler)
Dryocopus pileatus (pileated woodpecker)
Empidonax traillii (willow flycatcher)
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (bald eagle)
Icteria virens (yellow-breasted chat)
Lampetra tridentata (pacific lamprey)
Lontra canadensis (river otter)
Lophortyx californica (California quail)
Lynx rufus (bobcat)
Mergus merganser (common merganser)
Mustela vison (mink)
Odocoileus hemionus (black-tailed deer)
Oncorhynchus kisutch (coho)
Oncorhynchus mykiss (steelhead)
Oncorhynchus spp. (salmonids)
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook)
Parus atricapillus (black-capped chickadee)
Poecile atricapillus (black-capped chickadee)
Quercus garryana (oregon white oak)
Rana aurora (red-legged frog)
Sciurus griseus (western grey squirrel)
Sturnella neglecta (western meadowlark)
Zenaida macroura (mourning dove)

Provide explanations as to why the following alternative funding solutions are not feasible and will jeopardize the project:
Reduction in existing scope of project: Budget issues (declining lottery sales) have restricted the other primary source of funding, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB). The projects also are part of an on-going effort to link new ecologically significant areas to existing conservation properties. Also the need to work strategically and opportunistically is critical to adding new properties to these conservation zones. The landowners for the proposed properties are willing to place their parcels under restrictive easements and may not be so inclined as land values start escalating again the Willamette Valley (as happpened in 1994-2006).
Deferral of existing work elements to later date:

Section 2b: Description (Location Information)
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Location Description
44.753826 -123,149416 12110 Buena Vista Road, Independence, OR
44.62703 -123.157978 35824 Riverside Drive SW,
44.699651 -123.439299 38970 King Valley, HW Monmouth, OR

Is this/Are these the same study location(s) that was/were identified in the original proposal? No

Condition/situation creating the need for the modification:
Is the situation the result of a catastrophic event that occurred within the existing location? No
Has a habitat/population/mechanical/structural dilemma developed in the proposed study location since the contract was signed with BPA? No

Section 2c: Description (Work Element Information)
What work elements in the existing proposal does the proposed modification address?
Work Element Work Element Title
Land Purchase Acquire conservation easements on 3 properties in Willamette Subbasin for wildlfie mitigation

Proposed action to achieve the objective(s) Funding from this request will be used to acquire conservation easements on 3 parcels in the mid-Willamette Valley for wildlife mitigation. All the properties are in focal areas and contain priority habitats and species.

Does not implementing this modification jeopardize the ability to achieve existing biological objectives of this project, as well as other projects? No

Explain:

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)
Willamette BIOP habitat Address BIOP Actions described in Section 9.7 for habitat restoration actions. Identifies the Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program as venue for implementing BIOP Actions (Table 7.1). Numbers of miles of riparian habitat protected is about 1.5 river miles.

Section 2e: Description (Objectives)
Objectives of this proposed project
Objective
(abbreviation)
Full Description
Protect Critical Habitats The Willamette Subbasin has undergone extensive alterations from human settlement including the loss of nearly 99% of grasslands and oak savannas, 98% of wet prairies, and 67% of emergent marsh habitats (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 2005). The need to protect and restores remanants of these habitats in key conservation areas is critical for maintaining populations of associated native wildlife and reversing declines of associated at-risk species.
Aggegate Conservation Areas To provide a matrix of habitats with diverse structural and compositional ecological elements is critical for maintaining existing wildlife populations and reversing declines of at-risk species. Linking these properties to existing adjacent or nearby protected areas will increase available habitat to many important Willamette Basin species.

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
199206800 Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program Specifically projects funded through this program on EE Wilson Wildlife Area and Camp Adair

Section 4: Estimated Budget for Planning & Design phase for this request (request amount only)

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?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Planning & Design
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Planning & Design

Section 5: Estimated Budget for Contruction/Implementation phase for this request (request amount only)

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?
Aggegate Conservation Areas Land Purchase Acquire Conservation Easements on 195 ac parcel in Willamette Basin Acquire conservation easements on 195 ac parcel in the Mid-Willamette Valley for wildlife mitigation. Continuation of on-going effort to protect ecologically significant areas in key conservation areas. This area is adjacent to Bowers Rock State Park along the mainstem of the Willamette River between Albany and Corvallis. It contains a diverse, biologically complex floodplain that includes cold water back channel habitats for native fish, riparian corridors, and potential upland prairie sites. 195 ac habitat protected 2009 Fiscal Year $1,000,000 Yes
Protect Critical Habitats Land Purchase Acquire Conservation Easement on 115 ac Parcel in Willamette Basin Acquisition of a conservation easement on 115 ac parcel on the mainstem Willamette River adjacent to confluence of Luckiamute, Santiam, and Willamette Rivers for wildlife mitigation. Property contains hardwood riparian forest, wetlands and potential upland prairie. Also linked to Luckiamute River during high flows. 115 ac habitat 2009 $720,000 Yes
Protect Critical Habitats Land Purchase Acquire Conservation Easement on 75 ac parcel in Willamette Basin A conservation easement on 75 ac will be acquired for wildlife mitigation on a property at the confluence of Maxfield Creek and the Luckiamute River. This property is primarily riparian and potential wet/upland prairie habitat and contains a rich biota of plants and animals. 80 ac 2009 $250,000 Yes

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

Outyear totals
Contruction/Implementation
FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
$ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0

Section 6: Estimated Budget for Operations & Maintenance phase for this request (request amount only)

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 for this proposal
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 for this request (request amount only)

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 for this proposal
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 Modification Request

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2008 Cost
Other Easement Acquisitions $1,970,000

Total Estimated Budget Modification
Total FY 2008 budget modification $1,970,000
Total FY 2008 budget for this project, including modification request $2,645,722

Outyear Budget Totals
  2009 2010 2011 2012
Construction & Implementation $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Total Outyear Budgets $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0

Cost sharing associated with this modification
Organization Item or Service Provided Amount ($) Cash or in-kind?
Greenbelt Landtrust Due Diligence for Acquisitions $50,000 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
2/4/2009  1/28/2009  NA      Submitted  $1,970,000   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
2/4/2009  2/4/2009  BOG  Budget  CAT-4: Lost Opportunity  Under BOG Review  $1,970,000  5/28/2009 
Decision Comments Next Steps
Determination on HUs would be helpful for decisions. They may have benefit to the Willamette BiOp.  Fish Four review in April and a decision in May. 
2/4/2009  5/15/2009  BPA  Budget    BPA Approved  $1,970,000   
Decision Comments Next Steps
BPA approves with council concurrence to approve this request. $1,970,000 (capital) will be added to the FY09 project budget.   

Part 3 of 3. Comments on this Modification Request
There are no comments on this proposed modification.