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Proposal 199505702: Southern Idaho 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
April 24, 2007 Finalized Michael Haddix
DB Administrator's Note Renumbered from 200735600 to 199505702 per P. O'Toole on 1/13/2006. (Submitted by DBA per request of P. O'Toole.

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199505702
Proposal Name: Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation
BPA Project Manager: Dorothy Welch
Agency, Institution or Organization: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Short Description: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes on-going Southern Idaho Wildife Mitigation project. Part of the CBF&W Program; and for operations and maintanance activities and habitat restoration/enhancement on Soda Springs Hills and Rudeen Ranch mitigation project
Information Transfer: Information from monitoring activities will be used to determine success of management activities and in adaptive management for continued wildlife mitigation and habitat maintanance and ewnhancement. Information will be shared through the Pisces project tracking and reporting system. Information will also be shared with various agencies to coordinate landscape scale management.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Michael Haddix Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Fort Hall P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall ID 83203
Ph: 208.239.4558
Fax: 208.478.3986
Email: mhaddix@shoshonebannocktribes.com
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Aren Eddingsaas Fisheries and Wildlife Dept; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes PO Box 306
Fort Hall, ID 83202-0306
Ph: 208-239-4558
Fax: 208-478-3986
Email: aeddingsaas@shoshonebannocktribes.com
Project Lead
Project Biologist

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Upper Snake ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Snake Upper ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
Rudeen Ranch Mitigation Property Oneida, Idaho Snake Upper No
Soda Hills Mitigation Property Caribou, Idaho Snake Upper No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
All Wildlife
Bald eagle (breeding), bald eagle (wintering), elk, mule deer, greater sage-grouse, mallard, Canada goose, mink, river otter, black-capped chickadee, yelow warbler, ruffed grouse, sage sparrow

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2006 Continued O&M on Rudeen and Soda Hills. Continued search for mitigation properties.
2005 Continued O&M on Rudeen and Soda Hills. Continued search for mitigation properties.
2004 Continued O&M on Rudeen and Soda Hills. Continued search for mitigation properties.
2003 Continued O&M on Rudeen and Soda Hills. Continued search for mitigation properties.
2002 Assisted IDF+G om acquireing Allen ($283,800; 511 HU's) and Horkley ($336,000; 219 HU's) segments of Deer Parks. Continued O&M and search for mitigation properties.
2001 Continued O&M on Rudeen and Soda Hills. Continued search for mitigation properties.
2000 Aquired Rudeen Property ($1,700,000; 6,918 HUs). Began O&M on Rudeen, continued O&M at Soda Hills.
1999 O&M at Soda Hills. Continued search for mitigation properties.
1998 Acquired the Soda Hills Property ($1,282,000; 3,896 HUs) in conjunction with IDF+G. Property placed under BLM fee title. Began operations, maintenance, and monitoring (O&M) activities at Soda Hills.
1997 Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation Agreement signed. This MOU between the Sho-Ban Tribe, IDF+G, and BPA outlined the wildlife mitigation program of southern Idaho as part of the Councils Fish and Wildlife Program. Began search for mitigation properties.
1996 Establish interagency/tribal working groups for each federal hydro projuct. Develop MOU's and plan for mitigation implementation. Coordinate activities within Councils Fish and Wildlife Program.

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 199505700 S Idaho Wildlife Mitigation The Idaho Department of Fish and Games (IDF+G) wildlife mitigation program for the Upper Snake Province. The IDF+G program is tied to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes through the 1997 SIWM agreement. IDF+G and the Tribe have collaborated in the purchase of two additional mitigation properties in the Upper Snake, the Deer Park Complex managed by IDF+G and the Soda Hills managed by the Tribe. Additional colabotation between the parties will be necessary for the purchase of more land and future operations and monitoring.
BPA 199505701 S Idaho Wildlife Mitigation Idaho Department of Fish and Games (IDF+G) wildlife mitigation program for the Middle Snake Province. As part of the 1997 SIWM agreement, this project is tied to the Sho-Ban project through shared funding and the larger goal of wildlife mitigation throughout southern Idaho.
BPA 199505703 S Idaho Wildlife Mitigation The Shoshone-Paiute Tribe (Sho-Pai) joined the SIWM program in 2001. In the future the Sho-Pai program will need to be integrated with mitigation efforts of the Sho-Ban and IDF+G.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Control invasive plants II.A.5. Reduce the impact of invasive plant species on native species and ecosystems. V.B.1. Limit/treat invasive plant species that compete with mahogany. VIII.C.1.a. Control invasive plant species such as cheatgrass from encroaching/replacing mountain brush habitats. IX.B.2. Control undesirable invasive plant species competition. IX.D.1. Prevent invasive plant species establishment. Upper Snake II.A.5.b,d-g; V.B.1.a; VIII.C.1.a; IX.B.1.a-c; IX.D.1.a 3-18,27,30,32,
Control livestock grazing II.D.1. Protect, enhance, and restore riparian and wetland habitats where they are being impacted by grazing activities. II.D.2. Protect, enhance, and restore springs that have been. impacted by overgrazing. V.C.1. Limit livestock and elk grazing/browsing to allow successful mahogany regeneration. VII.B.2. Manage livestock and big game to allow aspen regeneration after fire in decadent stands. IX.A.2. Minimize impacts to native bunch grasses and forbs from livestock grazing and maintain diverse shrub-steppe canopy cover. Upper Snake II.D.1.a-c; II.D.2.b; V.C.1.a; VII.B.2.a; IX.A.2.a 3-20,27,29,32
Protect an enhance riparian habitat II.A.1. Protect and enhance the riparian cottonwood forests in river bottoms. II.B.1. Prevent future loss of riparian/wetland areas. Upper Snake II.A.1.d-j; II.B.1.b-d 3-14 , 19
Protect and enahce waterfowl habitat III.C.1. Protect, enhance, and restore nesting habitat for waterfowl and shorebirds on ponds and impoundments. Upper Snake III.C.1.b 3-24
Protect and enhance aspen habitat VII.A.1. Manage to have 80 percent of the mixed conifer/aspen habitat complex occur in 100 percent aspen stands. VII.A.2. Manage aspen stands against pine/fir encroachment. Upper Snake VII.A.1.a; VII.A.2.a 3-28
Protect and enhance forest habitat IV.A.1. Identify, enhance, and protect potential late-seral forest habitats to benefit focal species and achieve forest Desired Future Conditions (DFC). These and other wildlife species require large blocks of late-seral pine/fir forests for their survival. None IV.A.1.d 3-24
Protect and enhance shrub-steppe habitat IX. A.1. Protect, enhance, and restore shrub-steppe habitats. IX.C.1. Reduce or eliminate land use conversion and habitat fragmentation. IX.C.2. Restore planted crested wheatgrass areas to shrub-steppe habitats. IX.C.3.Restore shrub-steppe habitats in areas displaced by cheatgrass monocultures. IX.E.1. Treat Utah juniper encroachment on shrub-steppe habitat. Upper Snake IX.A.1.b; IX.C.1.a,c; IX.C.2.a; IX.C.3.a; IX.E.1.a 3-31,32,33,34
Protect and restore mountain brush habitat VIII.A.1. Restore, enhance, and protect the geographic extent of remaining mountain brush habitats. VIII.D.1. Identify and protect important mountain brush habitats that lie in winter range areas and/or are vulnerable to development. Upper Snake VIII.A.1.a; VIII.D.1.a-b 2-29, 31
Restore natural fire regime IV.C.1. Reduce fuel loads where appropriate. Use fire management to achieve DFC of healthy forests. V.A.1. Restore the natural fire regime to prevent juniper encroachment and restore mahogany stands. VII.B.1. Reintroduce fire to regenerate aspen in decadent/diseased aspen stands. VIII.B.1. Manage fire to maintain mountain brush habitats. Upper Snake IV.C.1.a; V.A.1.a; VII.B.1.a; VIII.B.1.a 3-25,26,28,30

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 Produce environmental compliance documentation Environmental compliance (EC) requirements apply to the planting and removal of vegetation, the collection of plant and wildlife survey data, and the installation of fencing. All consultation, documentation, and permitting will be completed, and clearance from BPA will be provided/obtained prior to starting each year's field activities. 5/1/2007 4/30/2009 $25,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control invasive plants
Control livestock grazing
Protect an enhance riparian habitat
Protect and enahce waterfowl habitat
Protect and enhance aspen habitat
Protect and enhance forest habitat
Protect and enhance shrub-steppe habitat
Protect and restore mountain brush habitat
Restore natural fire regime
No Metrics for this Work Element

Conduct Controlled Burn Conduct Controlled Burn Work with BLM to use perscribed fire to restore habitat in the soda hills 5/1/2007 4/30/2009 $60,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect and enhance aspen habitat
Protect and enhance shrub-steppe habitat
Protect and restore mountain brush habitat
Restore natural fire regime
No Metrics for this Work Element

Install Fence Install Fence Install fencing to control access and protect habitat 5/1/2007 4/30/2009 $75,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control livestock grazing
Protect an enhance riparian habitat
Protect and enahce waterfowl habitat
Protect and enhance aspen habitat
Protect and enhance forest habitat
Protect and enhance shrub-steppe habitat
Protect and restore mountain brush habitat
* # of miles of fence: Jack and rail fence

Plant Vegetation Plant Vegetation Plant vegetation to restore native shrub-steppe and mountain brush habitat 5/1/2007 4/30/2009 $100,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control invasive plants
Protect and enhance shrub-steppe habitat
Protect and restore mountain brush habitat
* # of acres of planted: Use native plants

Remove vegetation Remove vegetation Remove non-native vegetation 5/1/2007 4/30/2009 $100,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect and enhance shrub-steppe habitat
Protect and restore mountain brush habitat
* # of acres treated: Remove crested wheat and smooth brome

Maintain Vegetation Control Invasive Plants Removal of noxious weeds will allow for successful restoration of native plant communities and improve wildlife habitat. 5/1/2007 4/30/2009 $150,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control invasive plants
No Metrics for this Work Element

Conduct Pre-Acquisition Activities Conduct Pre-Acquisition Activities Search for lands, apraise, and estimate wildlife mitigation credits, for wildlife mitigation related to Palisades and Minedoka Dams 5/1/2007 4/30/2009 $240,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect an enhance riparian habitat
Protect and enahce waterfowl habitat
Protect and enhance aspen habitat
Protect and enhance forest habitat
Protect and enhance shrub-steppe habitat
Protect and restore mountain brush habitat
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Coordination Work with IDF+G and BLM to complete necesssary habitat protection and enhancement and monitoring of habitat and wildlife populations 5/1/2007 4/30/2009 $30,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control invasive plants
Control livestock grazing
Protect an enhance riparian habitat
Protect and enahce waterfowl habitat
Protect and enhance aspen habitat
Protect and enhance forest habitat
Protect and enhance shrub-steppe habitat
Protect and restore mountain brush habitat
Restore natural fire regime
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage and Administer Projects Administration of BPA contract and subcontracts; administrative work to support BPA's programmatic requirements. 5/1/2007 4/30/2009 $30,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control invasive plants
Control livestock grazing
Protect an enhance riparian habitat
Protect and enahce waterfowl habitat
Protect and enhance aspen habitat
Protect and enhance forest habitat
Protect and enhance shrub-steppe habitat
Protect and restore mountain brush habitat
Restore natural fire regime
No Metrics for this Work Element

Analyze/Interpret Data Analyze/Interpret Data Analyze and interpret monitoring data for reporting and use in adaptive management 5/1/2007 4/30/2009 $60,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control invasive plants
Protect an enhance riparian habitat
Protect and enahce waterfowl habitat
Protect and enhance aspen habitat
Protect and enhance forest habitat
Protect and enhance shrub-steppe habitat
Protect and restore mountain brush habitat
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect monitoing data Collect monitoring data for habitat and wildlife populations of interest to monitor in relation to mitigation activities and adaptive management 5/1/2007 4/30/2009 $300,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Control invasive plants
Protect an enhance riparian habitat
Protect and enahce waterfowl habitat
Protect and enhance aspen habitat
Protect and enhance forest habitat
Protect and enhance shrub-steppe habitat
Protect and restore mountain brush habitat
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] $165,000 $175,000 $180,000
Fringe Benefits [blank] $50,000 $60,000 $65,000
Travel [blank] $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Overhead [blank] $60,000 $65,000 $70,000
Other Subcontracts $50,000 $50,000 $50,000
Capital Equipment [blank] $20,000 $10,000 $5,000
Supplies [blank] $30,000 $30,000 $20,000
Totals $380,000 $395,000 $395,000

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$1,170,000
Total Work Element budget$1,170,000

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
$450,000 $500,000 Increases for 2010 and 2011 assume purchase of additional property and inflation.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
$50,000per year assuming the purchase of additional mitigation projects
 
Termination Date Comments
none O&M will continue. mitigation will continue until SIWM HU ledger is complete
 
Final Deliverables
Total replacement of HU's lost

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date
Fix-it Loop Documents
No original documents are associated with this request

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: [none]


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
$1,670,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$1,655,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$1,655,000
Total NPCC Rec
$4,980,000
Budget Type:Capital
Budget Category:ProvinceCapital
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: ISRP not fundable. Funding contingent on favorable ISRP and Council review of revised proposal that is responsive to ISRP concerns. Capital component.


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$380,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$395,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$395,000
Total NPCC Rec
$1,170,000
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: ISRP not fundable. Funding contingent on favorable ISRP and Council review of revised proposal that is responsive to ISRP concerns. Interim funding pending wildlife o&m review. 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
$380,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$395,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$395,000
Total NPCC Rec
$1,170,000
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: ISRP not fundable. Funding contingent on favorable ISRP and Council review of revised proposal that is responsive to ISRP concerns.Expense portion of project. See capital budget for capital recommendation

Local or MSRT Comments: $1,670,000 of proposed budget was moved to Capital for 2007; $1,655,000 was moved to Capital for 2008 and 2009


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$1,670,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$1,655,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$1,655,000
Total NPCC Rec
$4,980,000
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceCapital
NPCC Comments: ISRP not fundable. Funding contingent on favorable ISRP and Council review of revised proposal that is responsive to ISRP concerns.Capital portion of project

Local or MSRT Comments: $1,670,000 of proposed budget was moved to Capital for 2007; $1,655,000 was moved to Capital for 2008 and 2009


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

Recommendation: Not fundable
Comments: The proposal did not include any narrative except to describe agreements and administrative processes and the response likewise did not constitute an actual proposal. Nevertheless, they pulled the cost of acquiring wildlife habitat out of the budget and are now asking for funds to perform O&M at existing sites and to pursue opportunities for future acquisitions. The response does not provide enough information to evaluate the scientific merit of the project.

The sponsors state that past funding provided for a wide variety of habitat protection and enhancement activities and that assessment of habitat improvement activities is being quantified. In addition they note that long-term management plans are being prepared in cooperation with other agencies. Reviewers are told, "detailed description of the activities can be found in project annual reports and work plans submitted to BPA." A comprehensive summary and evaluation of past accomplishments in terms of benefits to fish and wildlife would be a useful basis for the sponsors to begin formulating a future proposal should they choose to do so.


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

Recommendation: Not fundable
Comments: No narrative information is provided as a basis for evaluation. The goal is to acquire and manage land, but the entire budget is in personnel.

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