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Proposal 200002700: Acquisition Of Malheur River Wildlife Mitigation Project

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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 David Speten

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 200002700
Proposal Name: Acquisition Of Malheur River Wildlife Mitigation Project
BPA Project Manager: Joe Deherrera
Agency, Institution or Organization: Burns Paiute Tribe
Short Description: Malheur River Wildlife Mitigation Site is an ongoing project allowing the Tribe to manage 6385 deeded acres of wet meadow, wetland and sagebrush steppe habitats along the Malheur River while addressing multiple goals for fish, wildlife and tribal members.
Information Transfer:
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
David Speten Burns Paiute Tribe 100 Pasigo St.
Burns OR 97720
Ph: 541.573.1375 x2
Fax: 541.573.7806
Email: david.speten@burnspaiute-nsn.gov
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
David Speten Burns Paiute Tribe 100 Pasigo St.
Burns OR 97720
Ph: 541.573.1375 x2
Fax: 541.573.7806
Email: david.speten@burnspaiute-nsn.gov
Contract Manager

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Middle Snake ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Malheur ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
43.7976 -117.9271 Malheur River, Hunter Creek, Saddlehorse Creek Approximately 7 miles east of Juntura, Oregon Malheur, Oregon Malheur Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
All Wildlife
All Wildlife
Elk, Mule Deer, Sage Grouse, California Bighorn Sheep, Pronghorn, California Quail, Bald Eagle, River Otter, Spotted and Leopard Frog, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-Breasted Chat, Bull Trout, Interior Redband Trout, Chinook Salmon

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Completed Management Plan. Planted riparian and steppe vegetation. Removed and modified fence. Restored a wetland. Conducted biological surveys. Administered haying and irrigation practices to meet management objectives. Controlled and eradicated weeds.
2004 Reseeded rye grass to prevent weed introduction. Fertilized meadows. Controlled and eradicated weeds. Administered grazing, haying and irrigation practices to meet management objectives. Managed public access.
2003 Started a Management Plan for Project site. Conducted the baseline HEP. Replaced roof on field office. Replaced drinking water structures. Administered grazing, haying and irrigation practices to meet management objectives. Controlled and eradicated weeds
2002 Treated 300 acres of weeds. Completed Hunter Creek enclosure project. Administered grazing, haying and irrigation practices to meet management objectives. Rebuilt railroad bridge. Completed baseline vegetation inventories. Managed public access.
2001 Assessed role of Clean Water Act and EPA on Project. National Riparian Team assessed riparian conditions. Controlled and eradicated weeds. Continue irrigating meadows. Reduced cattle by 50% on BLM allotments. Photo Points were taken. Managed public access
2000 Property acquistion. NEPA compliance.

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 199701900 Stinking Water Salmonid Project Redband and bull trout research- study has included the Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site.
BPA 200000900 Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigatition Project Co-managed by the Department, located 38 miles upstream along the Malheur River.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects Provide habitat for the losses associated with the development and operation of hydrosystem projects. Malheur 2) Acquisition and Enhancement 3) Coordinate and implement Wildlife Mitigation Projects 4) Protect and Maintain Habitats 5) Management Planning 6) Monitor 87,88
Assess and map habitat extent and condition inform Develop a central database for storing habitat information Malheur 1) Habitat Mapping 3) Habitat Monitoring 89
Evalutate and address noxious weeds Idenify noxious weed communities, prevent their intoduction, reproducktion, and spread, and reduce their density where already established. Malheur 1) Evaluate Noxious Weed Problems in the Subbasin 2) Develop and implement Noxious weed Control 56,90
Increase Harvest Opportunities Administer and increase harvest opportunities of culturally significant terrestrial species in substitution for the loss of anadromous fish resources. Malheur 1) Property Acquisition for Culturally Significant Terrestrial Resource Harvest 80
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f To achieve a distribution of herbaceous wetland communities having 1) a species composition, 2) size, and 3) structure that is appropriate for the location and ecoregion, while allowing for natural disturbances. Malheur 2) Restoration 3) Protection 86,107
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat To achieve a distribution of mahogany and bitterbrush communities having 1) a species composition, 2) size, and 3) structure that is appropriate for the location and ecoregion, while allowing for natural disturbances Malheur 1) Overstory Habitat 2)Protection 85,106
Restore Riparian Condition To achieve a distribution of riparian communities having 1) a species composition, 2) size, and 3) structure that is appropriate for the channel type and ecoregion, recognizing that the distribution will also vary in time in response to natural disturbance factors. Malheur 2) Riparian Buffer Restoration- Cropland Areas 3) Riparian Buffer Restoration- Rangelands Areas 4) Exotic Vegetation and Noxious Weeds in Riparian Areaseas 8) Wetland Protection and Restoration 41,46,71,72
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions To achieve a distribution of riparian communities having 1) a species composition, 2) size, and 3) structure that is appropriate for the location and ecoregion, while allowing for natural disturbances. Malheur 1) Restoration 2) Beaver Management 3) Upland Erosion Management 4) Protection 86,87,107
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio To achieve a distribution of shrub-steppe communities have 1)species composition, 2)size and 3) structure that is appropriate for the location and ecoregion, while allowing for natural disturbances. Malheur 1) Overstory vegetation 2) Understory vegetation 5) Restore/Manage weed and juniper encroachment 6) Roads 7) Management 8) Protection 59,83,84,106
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions To achieve both a 1)distribution of channel types, e.g., Rosgen (1996) channel types, as well as 2) a distribution of habitat conditions within those channel types, that are as close as possible to the historic distribution of these two variables within the subbasin. Malheur 8) Reduce Mechanical Streambank damage associated with Grazing 9) Beaver Management 41,46,70
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab Implement wildlife projects to mitigate for losses due to the hydropower system. Malheur 1) Mitigate or Enhance Neo-tropical Migrant Bird Populations 2) Mitigate Or Enhance Reptile and Amphibian Population 4) Mitigate or Enhance Big Game Populations for Cultural and Subsistence Uses 5)Mitigate Small Game Populations 88

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Cultural Resources Environmental compliance reporting completed 1/1/2007 9/1/2009 $56,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Assess and map habitat extent and condition inform
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Increase Harvest Opportunities
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore Riparian Condition
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Install Fence Modify Fence Allow/improve wild ungulate movement throughout property while limiting livestock encroachment 1/1/2007 9/1/2009 $36,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore Riparian Condition
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
* # of miles of fence: 2.5 miles of fence per year

Plant Vegetation Plant Annual Crop Planting an annual crop will help deplete weed seed source. 1/1/2007 9/1/2009 $30,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Increase Harvest Opportunities
Restore Riparian Condition
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
* # of acres of planted: 15 acres a year

Plant Vegetation Plant native shrubs and herbaceous vegetation in steppe habitat Revegetate and increase plant community diversity in steppe habitat 9/1/2007 9/30/2009 $70,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Increase Harvest Opportunities
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
* # of acres of planted: 5 acres a year

Plant Vegetation Plant riparian vegetation Provide habitat for multiple wildlife species and help protect the Malheur River from sedimentation and pesticide use associated with farming activities. 3/1/2007 9/1/2009 $76,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Increase Harvest Opportunities
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore Riparian Condition
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
* # of riparian miles treated: 1/2 miles of stram per year

Remove vegetation Juniper Removal Maintain habitat function through juniper control efforts. Juniper will be cut down using chainsaws. 1/1/2007 9/1/2009 $30,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
* # of acres treated: 200 acres a year

Remove vegetation Weed Control Maintain habitat function through weed control efforts. 5/1/2007 9/1/2009 $208,605
Biological Objectives Metrics
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore Riparian Condition
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
* # of acres treated: 500 acres a year

Investigate Trespass Control Human and Livestock Access Public access will be controlled and monitored throughout the season. Trespass by neighboring cattle will be controlled. 1/1/2007 9/1/2007 $15,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Assess and map habitat extent and condition inform
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Increase Harvest Opportunities
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore Riparian Condition
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Maintain Vegetation Cattle Managment Use cattle grazing as a managment tool to create disturbance. 1/1/2007 9/1/2009 $15,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Maintain Vegetation Haying Operation Hay wet meadows to provide regrowth for wildlife utilization. 7/1/2007 9/1/2009 $15,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Increase Harvest Opportunities
No Metrics for this Work Element

Maintain Vegetation Maintain wet meadow irrigation system Repair and maintenance of irrigation canals and pumps associated with wet meadow complex. 1/1/2007 9/1/2009 $85,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Increase Harvest Opportunities
No Metrics for this Work Element

Provide Public Access/Information Control Access Access and public activities will be controlled through our site manager and will be controlled throughout the contract period. 1/1/2007 9/1/2009 $45,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Assess and map habitat extent and condition inform
Increase Harvest Opportunities
No Metrics for this Work Element

Remove Debris Removal of fencing Removal and disposal old fencing that is not need to meet management goals. 1/1/2007 9/1/2009 $10,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Install Fish Passage Structure Fish passage dam Coordinate with ODFW and USFW in constructing a fish passage dam. 1/1/2007 10/31/2008 $10,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
* If installing a ladder, does the ladder meet NOAA specs for attraction flow, pool dimensions, jump height, etc?: yes
* Was barrier Full or Partial?: N/A
* Does the structure remove or replace a fish passage barrier?: yes

Install Fish Screen Install fish Screen on diversion ditch Coordinate with ODFW and USFW to construct a fish screen on the diversion ditch on the project site. 1/1/2007 9/1/2007 $10,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
* Does the screen meet NOAA/FSOC specs?: yes
* Is the screen New or a Replacement?: New
* Flow rate at the screen diversion allowed by the water right: 13.25 CFS

Other Annual Report An annual reportwill be produced at the end of the performance period. 12/1/2007 9/1/2009 $3,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Assess and map habitat extent and condition inform
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Increase Harvest Opportunities
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore Riparian Condition
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Other Maintain Terrestrial Structures Maintain ranch houses, outbuildings, and corral system used to benefit the project. 5/1/2007 9/1/2009 $30,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore Riparian Condition
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Other Pisces Reporting Quarterly Status Reports 4/1/2007 9/1/2009 $1,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Assess and map habitat extent and condition inform
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Increase Harvest Opportunities
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore Riparian Condition
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Big Game Surveys Coordinate wiht ODFW to perform aerial big game surveys 1/1/2007 4/1/2009 $18,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Increase Harvest Opportunities
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Education and Information Educate the public about the wildlife mitigation process, share project progress and coordinate with other agencies to accomplish project goals and objectives. 1/1/2007 9/1/2009 $12,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Assess and map habitat extent and condition inform
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Increase Harvest Opportunities
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore Riparian Condition
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Enter Project into CREP program Coordinate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to enter Malheur River and Hunter Creek riparian corridors into the CREP program to help cost share with riparian plantings, etc. 5/1/2007 9/1/2009 $3,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore Riparian Condition
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Sage Grouse Surveys Coordinate with ODFW to perform Sage Grouse surveys 1/1/2007 4/1/2009 $18,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Increase Harvest Opportunities
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Project Administration All tasks associated with administering the Burns Paiute Wildlife Department 1/1/2007 9/1/2009 $200,321
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Assess and map habitat extent and condition inform
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Increase Harvest Opportunities
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore Riparian Condition
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Outreach and Education Tribal Community Education Inform Tribal members on the wildlife mitigation process nad share project progress 1/1/2007 9/1/2009 $6,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Assess and map habitat extent and condition inform
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Increase Harvest Opportunities
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore Riparian Condition
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
* # of general public reached: 150

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Amphibian Surveys Conduct amphibian surveys across project site. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $5,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Conduct HEP HEP coordinated with CBFWA staff. 6/1/2007 10/31/2008 $5,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Assess and map habitat extent and condition inform
Evalutate and address noxious weeds
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore Riparian Condition
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore Stream Channel Processes and Conditions
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
Primary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Reasearch

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Neo-tropical bird surveys counduct point counts to determine species present and number of occurrences. 5/1/2007 9/1/2009 $15,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Restore herbaceous wetland habitat processes and f
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
Primary R, M, and E Type: Primary Effectiveness Reasearch

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Small mammal surveys survey small mammals utilizing sherman live traps. 6/1/2007 9/30/2009 $5,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Address Habitat losses from hydrosystem projects
Restore mountain mahogany and bitterbrush habitat
Restore Riparian Habitat processes and fuctions
Restore shrub-steppe habitat processes and functio
Restore, Enhance and Protect critical wildlife hab
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel [blank] $110,944 $121,129 $132,248
Fringe Benefits [blank] $35,877 $39,172 $42,767
Supplies [blank] $70,103 $65,785 $60,037
Travel [blank] $11,330 $11,670 $12,020
Overhead [blank] $89,095 $91,767 $94,520
Capital Equipment [blank] $12,875 $10,609 $8,741
Other [blank] $4,121 $4,244 $4,373
Totals $334,345 $344,375 $354,706

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$1,033,426
Total Work Element budget$1,033,426

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
DSL Herbicides $500 $500 $500 In-Kind Under Development
Local Ranchers Haying/Cattle Grazing $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 Cash Under Development
ODFW Irrigation Dam with Fish Passage $74,944 $ 0 $ 0 In-Kind Under Review
ODFW Big Game Surveys $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 In-Kind Under Development
ODFW Irrigation Fish Screen $67,423 $ 0 $ 0 In-Kind Under Review
USDA Crep Program $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 Cash Under Development
USFWS Irrigation Fish Screen $44,949 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Under Review
USFWS Irrigation Dam with Fish Passage $49,962 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Under Review
Totals $272,778 $35,500 $35,500

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$324,607 $324,607 Continued funding at current funding levels.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
The Tribe anticipates receiving current funding levels into the forseeable future. Restoration and enhancement needs, vegetation treatments, and adminisrative costs along with repair and maintenance of facilities and equipment necessitate this level of funding.
 
Termination Date Comments
None This is a wildlife acquisition project that includes land acquisition. Funding should continue indefinitely if designated as a project for funding priority with NPCC.
 
Final Deliverables
Improved fish and wildlife habitat and the ability to provide tribal hunting opportunities as mitigation for the loss of fish and wildlife resources.

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:
Expense
No changes were made to this proposal


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$334,345
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$344,375
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$354,706
Total NPCC Rec
$1,033,426
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: Interim funding pending wildlife o&m review.


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$334,345
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$344,375
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$354,706
Total NPCC Rec
$1,033,426
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
NPCC Comments:

Local or MSRT Comments: Proposed budgets increased to reflect 3% cost of living increase.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
Comments: The logical need for the project is explained. Multiple fish and wildlife species could benefit from these restoration activities. The proposal demonstrates significance of the project to the Malheur subbasin and includes cultural justification that complements the biological justification. The project history is clearly recounted.

The sponsors provided a response to the ISRP review that better explains provisions for monitoring and evaluation. This continues to be an issue identified in past ISRP reviews. The ISRP review asked for more details concerning monitoring and evaluation including: 1) benefits to fish and wildlife including an evaluation of how persistent the benefits will be, 2) possible adverse effects on non-focal species, 3) short and long-term success of habitat manipulation. The ISRP encourages more adaptive management as the project proceeds. The sponsors have provided additional information that responds to ISRP questions and concerns in a very effective manner. It is clear that extensive monitoring is planned and personnel are available to effectively evaluate the project.

Relationship and collaboration with other projects are noted as well as outreach and educational activities. However, some methods to share successes and lessons learned with others involved in similar monitoring and restoration activities should be identified.

Most objectives seem appropriate given the detail presented. The presentation of work elements was not very detailed in the proposal, but the response effectively provided justification for the methods chosen.

The facilities, equipment, and personnel are reasonable, and their description is well written. Personnel appear quite adequate now that additional resource personnel have been identified to assist with setting up and evaluating the monitoring program.


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

Recommendation: Response requested
Comments: The logical need for the project is explained. Multiple fish and wildlife species could benefit from restoration activities. The proposal demonstrates significance of the project to the Malheur subbasin. The context includes cultural justification that complements the biological justification. The project history is clearly recounted.

The sponsors need to provide a response that better explains provisions for monitoring and evaluation. This continues to be an issue identified in past ISRP reviews. Details concerning monitoring and evaluation are needed on: 1) benefits to fish and wildlife including an evaluation of how persistent the benefits will be, 2) possible adverse effects on non-focal species, 3) short and long-term success of habitat manipulation. More discussion of management implications and benefits to fish and wildlife should be included in a response. The ISRP encourages more adaptive management as the project proceeds.

Relationship and collaboration with other projects are noted but plans for information transfer should be expanded. The outreach and educational activities are encouraged. However, some methods to share successes and lessons learned with others involved in similar monitoring and restoration activities should be identified.

Most objectives seem appropriate given the detail presented. The presentation of work elements is not very detailed as to actual methods. Some justification for the methods chosen should be provided.

The description of facilities, equipment and personnel is well written. The facilities, equipment, and personnel are generally reasonable but it is unclear how effective the contribution of the Fisheries and Wildlife Director will be with only 0.08% (=0.0008) of time committed to the project. The personnel appear quite adequate for routine management but the ISRP encourages the sponsors to identify additional resource personnel to assist with setting up and evaluating the monitoring program.

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