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Proposal 199106200: Spokane Tribe Wildlife Mitigation

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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative
Section 2: Project Location
Section 3: Project Species
Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Section 5: Relationship to Other Projects
Section 6: Biological Objectives
Section 7: Work Elements
Section 8: Budget
Section 9: Project Future
Section 10: Documents
Part 2. Reviews
Part 1 of 2. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status Form Generator
July 14, 2006 Finalized Kelly Singer

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199106200
Proposal Name: Spokane Tribe Wildlife Mitigation
BPA Project Manager: Sabrina Keen
Agency, Institution or Organization: Spokane Tribe
Short Description: The project is the Spokane Tribes Wildlife Mitigation Project that acquires property as partial mitigation for construction and inundation losses at Grand Coulee Dam. FY07-09 will focus on the acquisition of Forest Capital lands on the Reservation.
Information Transfer: Information will be submitted electronically or online via Pisces.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Kelly Singer Spokane Tribe of Indians P.O. Box 100
Wellpinit WA 99040
Ph: 509.258.7055
Fax: 509.258.9600
Email: kellys@spokanetribe.com
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Kelly Singer Spokane Tribe of Indians P.O. Box 100
Wellpinit WA 99040
Ph: 509.258.7055
Fax: 509.258.9600
Email: kellys@spokanetribe.com
Form Submitter

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Intermountain ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Spokane ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
Spokane Indian Reservation Stevens, Washington Columbia Upper No
Spokane Indian Reservation Stevens, Washington Spokane Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
All Wildlife
Wildlife species include the Grand Coulee Dam Loss Species (mule deer, white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, mourning dove, and riparian forest habitat.

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Acquired Allotment 154 (148.59 acres)
2004 Acquire Allotment 65-C (40 acres), Lantzy East & West (85 & 124.3 acres), Parson East & West (200.55 & 300.75 acres), and Sampson (565.82 acres).
2003 No acquisitions
2002 No acquisitions
2001 No acquisitions
2000 No acquisitions
1999 Acquired Etue (74 acres), People (440 acres), and Blue Creek Swap (737-acre swap for checker boarded lands that had been purchased in previous years)
1998 Acquired Smith (160 acres)
1997 Acquired Kenworthy (40 acres), Kieffer (40 acres), and Harris (180 acres)
1996 Acquireed Allotment 67-B (80 acres)
1995 Acquired Allotment 401-A (35 acres)
1994 No acquisitions
1993 No acquisitions
1992 No acquisitions
1991 Acquired Allotment 322 (77.5 acres)

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
BPA 199106100 Swanson Lake Wildlife Mitigati This is part of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife's mitigation for Grand Coulee Dam widlife losses.
BPA 199204800 Hellsgate Big Game Winter Rang This is part of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation's mitigation for Grand Coulee Dam wildlife losses.
BPA 199800300 Spokane Tribe Wildlife Mitigation O&M This is the Spokane Tribes O&M project for lands that are acquired in the land acquisition project.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A Fully mitigate for terrestrial resource losses incurred from construction and inundation of the Grand Coulee Project per the requirements of the Northwest Power Act. Complete the compensation mitigation for construction losses at Grand Coulee Dam for wildlife and wildlife habitat consistent with the HEP loss assessment by year 2015. Intermountain Strategy a,b,c,d,e,f 26-27,28
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A2 Protect, enhance, or restore mourning dove Habitat Units to address riparian and agricultural habitat losses resulting from construction of the Grand Coulee Project. Intermountain Strategy a,b,c 26-28
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A3 Protect, enhance, or restore mule deer Habitat Units to address shrub-steppe and river break habitat losses resulting from construction of the Grand Coulee Project. Intermountain Strategy a,b,c 26-28
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A4 Protect, enhance, or restore riparian forest Habitat Units to address habitat losses resulting from construction of the Grand Coulee Project. Intermountain Strategy a,b,c,d,e 26-28
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A6 Protect, enhance, or restore ruffed grouse Habitat Units to address riparian/hardwood forest habitat losses resulting from construction of the Grand Coulee Project. Intermountain Strategy a,b,c 26-29
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A8 Protect, enhance, or restore sharp-tailed grouse Habitat Units to address grasslands, shrub-steppe, and riparian draw habitat losses resulting from construction of the Grand Coulee Project. Intermountain Strategy a,b,c 26-29
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A9 Protect, enhance, or restore white-tailed deer Habitat Units to address seral forest habitat losses resulting from construction of the Grand Coulee Project. Intermountain Strategy a,b,c,f 26-29
Support Work Element For support of work elements that do not address biological objectives, but are require to complete the project. Intermountain No specific strategy NA
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A Fully mitigate for terrestrial resource losses incurred from construction and inundation of the Grand Coulee Project per the requirements of the Northwest Power Act. Complete the compensation mitigation for construction losses at Grand Coulee Dam for wildlife and wildlife habitat consistent with the HEP loss assessment by year 2015. Intermountain Strategy b 34-25
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A2 Protect, enhance, or restore mourning dove Habitat Units to address riparian and agricultural habitat losses resulting from construction of the Grand Coulee Project. Intermountain Strategy b 34-26
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A3 Protect, enhance, or restore mule deer Habitat Units to address shrub-steppe and river break habitat losses resulting from construction of the Grand Coulee Project. Intermountain Strategy b 34-26
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A4 Protect, enhance, or restore riparian forest Habitat Units to address habitat losses resulting from construction of the Grand Coulee Project. Intermountain Strategy b 34-26
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A6 Protect, enhance, or restore ruffed grouse Habitat Units to address riparian/hardwood forest habitat losses resulting from construction of the Grand Coulee Project. Intermountain Strategy b 34-26
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A8 Protect, enhance, or restore sharp-tailed grouse Habitat Units to address grasslands, shrub-steppe, and riparian draw habitat losses resulting from construction of the Grand Coulee Project. Intermountain Strategy b 34-26
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A9 Protect, enhance, or restore white-tailed deer Habitat Units to address seral forest habitat losses resulting from construction of the Grand Coulee Project. Intermountain Strategy b 34-26

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Land Purchase Purchase land for Wildlife Mitigation. Purchasing of a property for partial mitigation for wildlife losses associated with the Grand Coulee Dam Project. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $6,750,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A2
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A3
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A4
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A6
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A8
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A9
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A2
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A3
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A4
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A6
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A8
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A9
* # of acres of new purchase/easement: Approximately 1500 acres per year

Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Complete the Environmental Compliance for all new lands to be purchased. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $10,200
Biological Objectives Metrics
Support Work Element
No Metrics for this Work Element

Conduct Pre-Acquisition Activities Conduct Pre-acquisition activities on potential new wildlife lands. Activities include list of potential properties for purchase, maps, legal descriptions, title status reports, land appraisals, environmental land audit, Tribal Resolution to purchase, HU letters, buyer/seller agreements, and etc. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $255,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination General Project Coordination Activities include meetings, phone calls, and other communication tasks with funding agency, partners and cooperators. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $10,200
Biological Objectives Metrics
Support Work Element
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage and Administer Project Project management include preparing Statement of Work, June & September Accrual estimates, manage budget and provide information to BPA and NWPCC as requested 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $10,200
Biological Objectives Metrics
Support Work Element
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce/Submit Scientific Findings Report Annual Progress/HEP Report The Annual Progress/HEP Report describes all pertinent yearly activities, successes, problems, and opportunities encountered and may include photos, as well as, giving the final HU crediting results that BPA will receive for protection of property through fee title acquisition 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $17,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Support Work Element
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce/Submit Scientific Findings Report Produce Pisces Reports Prepare 4 quarterly Pisces reports against each identified milestone, indicating whether the milestone is green, yellow, or red. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $3,400
Biological Objectives Metrics
Support Work Element
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Conduct HEP surveys on newly acquired Wildlife lands. Work in conjunction with Regional HEP Team on habitat data collection for HU crediting to BPA. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $34,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Spokane Subbasin Objective 1A
Upper Columbia Subbasin Objective 1A
Primary R, M, and E Type: Collect HEP data for BPA protection crediting


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel Two (2) .25 FTE's $21,472 $22,117 $22,781
Fringe Benefits [blank] $5,261 $5,419 $5,582
Supplies Supplies, enviro. testing, contracted services $66,804 $68,808 $70,872
Overhead Indirect rate of 17.6% $16,463 $16,956 $17,465
Capital Equipment Land acquisition funding $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000
Totals $2,360,000 $2,363,300 $2,366,700

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$7,090,000
Total Work Element budget$7,090,000

Cost sharing
Funding Source or Organization Item or Service Provided FY 2007 Est Value ($) FY 2008 Est Value ($) FY 2009 Est Value ($) Cash or in-kind? Status

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$ 0 $ 0 At this time is is expected that the Spokane Tribe may complete mitigation for construction and inundation losses at Grand Coulee if FY07-09 are funded completely.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
O&M cost for future years is addressed in Project # 1998-00-300.
 
Termination Date Comments
Unknown Project will terminate when the Spokane Tribe has acquire 100% of the HU losses for construction and inundation of Grand Coulee Dam.
 
Final Deliverables

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date
Fix-it Loop Documents
Documents Originally Submitted with this Proposal

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Both Capital and Expense
Location:
Province: No Change
Subbasin: No Change
Primary Focal Species
No Change
ARG Comments:


BPA Capital/Expense Review Results (March 14, 2006) [Download full document]

Initial BPA Capital/Expense Determination (Subject to final review):
Capitalize land acquisition
Primary Uncertainty for Capitalization: Land acquisition requirements


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$2,250,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$2,250,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$2,250,000
Total NPCC Rec
$6,750,000
Budget Type:Capital
Budget Category:ProvinceCapital
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: Capital component.


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$110,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$113,300
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$116,700
Total NPCC Rec
$340,000
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: Expense portion of project. See capital budget for capital component.


NPCC Draft Funding Recommendations (September 15, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$110,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$113,300
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$116,700
Total NPCC Rec
$340,000
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
NPCC Comments:
NPCC Staff Comments: Expense portion of project. See capital budget for capital recommendation.


NPCC Draft Funding Recommendations (September 15, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$2,250,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$2,250,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$2,250,000
Total NPCC Rec
$6,750,000
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceCapital
NPCC Comments: Capital portion of project

Local or MSRT Comments: No change to proposed budget.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Final Review (August 31, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Fundable
Comments: The response states the criteria that are used to prioritize purchases and these criteria should provide useful evaluation of possible acquisitions. Thus, the acquisition component of the project is justified.

The response to the request to provide evaluation of project success is not adequate, as it does not address the project's ultimate biological objectives. Instead, it simply provides a task completion summary of amount of mitigation in terms of HU acquired relative to assessed HU losses. This does not provide relevant information for the ISRP's scientific review charge. See comments under the companion O&M project 199800300.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Preliminary Review (June 2, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Response requested
Comments: This proposal fails to present evidence of the effectiveness of past purchases and similarly fails to adequately describe how purchases will be prioritized. The priorities appear to be simply repeated from the subbasin plan, with little description of the process that was used to prioritize purchases. The ISRP requests a response describing the prioritization process and to justifying the land purchases. Additionally, the ISRP requests a description of the success of past purchases (i.e., an evaluation of project success), a reasonable expectation for a program with a long history of funding.

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