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Proposal 199802200: Pine Creek Conservation Area: Wildlife Habitat and Watershed Management on 33,557-acres to benefit grassland, shrub-steppe, riparian, and aquatic species.

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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
January 6, 2006 Finalized Mark Berry

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199802200
Proposal Name: Pine Creek Conservation Area: Wildlife Habitat and Watershed Management on 33,557-acres to benefit grassland, shrub-steppe, riparian, and aquatic species.
BPA Project Manager: John Baugher
Agency, Institution or Organization: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Short Description: Ongoing wildlife habitat and watershed management on the Pine Creek Conservation Area in FY2007-2009 (includes Pine Creek Ranch and Wagner Ranch acquisitions).
Information Transfer: Cooperative data will be available through partner agencies and websites and Tribes will submit monitoring reports to BPA every five years beginning in 2006.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Mark Berry Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon 39067 Highway 218
Fossil OR 97830
Ph: 541.489.3477
Fax: ..
Email: pinecreek@bendnet.com
Form Submitter Manager, Pine Creek Conservation Area
All Assigned Contacts
Mark Berry Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon 39067 Highway 218
Fossil OR 97830
Ph: 541.489.3477
Fax: ..
Email: pinecreek@bendnet.com
Form Submitter
Project Lead
Technical Contact
Manager, Pine Creek Conservation Area
Terry Luther Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon 4223 Holiday St. P.O. Box C
Warm Springs OR 97761
Ph: 541.553.2026
Fax: 541.553.1994
Email: tluther@wstribes.org
Supervisor

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Columbia Plateau ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: John Day ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
44.900 -120.350 This project is a Conservation Area of approximately 33,557 acres. A map of the Conservation Area will be included with the project narrative. The Lat Lon coordinate provided is within the Conservation Area. Wheeler, Oregon John Day Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
All Wildlife
Chinook Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
Interior Redband Trout
Steelhead Middle Columbia River ESU

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Completed 8,726 ac burn targeting juniper in the Pine Creek watershed. Cut juniper in ½ mile of Robinson Canyon. Continued education partnership, access program, and monitoring photos, streamflow, water temp., weather, deer & elk, steelhead, and birds.
2004 BPA approved Management Plan. Planted 12,200 trees & shrubs & 134 ac. bunchgrass in CREP buffer. Replaced 2 culverts. Completed 10,907-ac. burn with BLM to improve wildlife habitat and watershed health. Cut juniper in 1.3 miles of riparian areas.
2003 Replaced undersized culvert ½ mile up Pine Creek with bottomless arch. Cut juniper in 2 miles of riparian area to improve wildlife habitat and watershed function. Additional monitoring: USGS streamflow gage with water temp. & weather; HEP on Wagner R.
2002 Management Plan public review, CBFWA approval, submission to BPA. Enrolled 5.4 miles of Pine Creek in CREP. Removed one passage barrier culvert. Additional monitoring: digital ortho photography, upland vegetation, aquatic habitat survey on John Day R.
2001 Draft Wildlife Habitat and Watershed Management Plan. Water rights leased instream. Acquired 9,253-acre Wagner Ranch. OWEB grant for fish-passage design. Monitoring: photos, PFC, riparian veg., water quality, deer & elk, steelhead redds, birds, & HEP.
2000 24,304-acre Pine Creek Ranch acquired in November 1999. Livestock removed. Monitoring and management planning began. Access regulations and education partnership with OMSI developed. Noxious weed survey and control began. Manager hired in Aug. 2000.
1999 Pre-acquisition surveys and appraisals were completed and BPA funding for acquisition of Pine Creek Ranch was secured.
1998 Began landowner negotiations for acquisition.
1997 Pine Creek Ranch identified as a potential mitigation site through GAP analysis due to linkages provided between wildlife habitats on adjacent federal lands.

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 199705900 Or W/L Plan And Coordination The Pine Creek and Wagner Ranch acquisitions were identified by this umbrella project for Oregon wildlife mitigation planning, coordination, and implementation.
BPA 199801800 John Day Watershed Restoration The Tribes' Watershed Restoration Program staff initially assisted with development of the Pine Creek proposal and continue to work in partnership with the Pine Creek Conservation Area.
BPA 200001500 Oxbow Ranch Management The Oxbow Conservation Area is a Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs John Day Basin project, focused on fish and wildlife habitat restoration. The Tribes' Conservation Area Managers work collaboratively.
BPA 200104000 Wagner Ranch Acquisition Acquisition of Wagner Ranch and its incorporation into the Pine Creek Conservation Area was funded as a High Priority project while its review as a Wildlife Mitigation project was pending.
BPA 200104101 Forrest Ranch Management The Forrest Conservation Area is a Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs John Day Basin project, focused on fish and wildlife habitat restoration. The Tribes' Conservation Area Managers work collaboratively.
BPA 200201300 Water Entity (Rpa 151) The Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation supports the work of the Oregon Water Trust. Oregon Water Trust assisted the Tribes with instream leasing of irrigation water rights on Pine Creek and the John Day River.
BPA 200203400 Wheeler Co Riparian Buffers This project of Wheeler SWCD is dedicated to implementing riparian buffers on streams in Wheeler County. In May, 2004, the Tribes and SWCD hosted a Twilight Tour that highlighted the Tribes' CREP riparian buffer along with other wildlife habitat and watershed projects on the Pine Creek Conservation Area.
Other: OWEB - State 201-254 Pine Creek Steelhead Habitat Improvement Design & Cost-Analysis This OWEB funded cooperative project between the Tribes and Wheeler SWCD was for engineering fish passage designs for three passage barrier sites on Pine Creek. The passage barriers were removed in separate projects in 2002, 2003, and 2004.
Other: OWEB - State 203-206 Pine Creek - Clarno Rd Fish Passage Restoration The cooperative project with Wheeler SWCD and Wheeler County was proposed by the Tribes and received joint funding from OWEB, USFWS, and BPA through the Pine Creek Conservation Area. It replaced an undersized passage barrier culvert one half mile above the mouth of Pine Creek with a bottomless arch structure.
OWEB - State 204-431 Pine Cr Culvert Replacement at Robinson Canyon This cooperative project with Wheeler SWCD was proposed by the Tribes, and received joint funding from OWEB, USFWS, and BPA through the Pine Creek Conservation Area. It removed two undersized passage barrier culverts, one from Pine Creek at Robinson Canyon, and the other on Robinson Canyon near the mouth. Both were replaced with bottomless arch structures.
OWEB - State 205-089 Pine Cr Prescription Fire For Watershed Restoration This prescribed fire for watershed restoration and wildlife habitat improvement was a cooperative project of the Tribes, Prineville District BLM, and Wheeler SWCD. Funding was from OWEB, BLM, and BPA.
Other: NRCS/FSA CREP Pine Creek Riparian Buffer The Tribes enrolled a riparian buffer along the lower 5.4 miles of Pine Creek in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. The NRCS and FSA pay an annual rental fee per acre on the 124.1 acres enrolled, and provided reimbursement for planting grasses, shrubs, and trees in the riparian buffer.
Other: BLM NA Rattlesnake Prescribed Burn The Tribes worked with BLM to plan this prescribed fire for watershed restoration and wildlife habitat improvement. The burn was completed in September 2004. The burn unit of 10,904 acres included 7,674 acres of the Pine Creek Conservation Area.
Other: USFWS NA Partners for Fish and Wildlife The USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provided cost-share funds and technical assistance for implementation of three fish passage projects on Pine Creek (OWEB 203-206 & 204-431, USFWS PC-2 2002). These projects were all in cooperation with Wheeler SWCD.
Other: BLM NA Porcupine Prescribed Burn This prescribed fire of 8,726 acres targeted the Pine creek watershed for wildlife habitat and watershed restoration. This cooperative project of the Tribes, Wheeler SWCD and Prineville District BLM, was jointly funded and is also in this list as OWEB 205-089.
Other: USFWS PC-2 2002 Pine Creek Fish Passage Improvement 2002 This cooperative project between the Tribes and Wheeler SWCD was cooperatively funded by USFWS and BPA through the Pine Creek Conservation Area O&M funding. It removed an elevated undersized culvert to restore fish passage and installed three rock weirs to protect the stream grade.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
*All Biological Objectives* Is a placeholder for use in Section 7 when a single Work Element applies to all Biological Objectives of the Proposal. None [Strategy left blank] [Pg no blank]
Diversity of native wildlife increased. Increased use by riparian, grassland, and shrub-steppe associated wildlife species. To be encouraged by allowing development of riparian habitats and managing upland habitats. To be evaluated through monitoring of breeding birds. John Day E: Riparian Habitat Improvements; G: Protect Existing High Quality Habitat Areas; H: Upland Improvement Projects; I: Education/Outreach. 263,270,273,278
Habitat and watershed potential demonstrated. Pine Creek Conservation Area serves as an example of wildlife habitat and watershed management in the John Day Basin and Intermountain West. John Day I: Education/Outreach 278.
Hunting opportunities provided. Productivity of mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, and upland game bird populations adequate to allow continued tribal and public hunting opportunities. To be achieved through habitat management and monitored through long-term population ratio monitoring and harvest reporting. John Day G: Protect Existing High Quality Habitat Areas; H: Upland Improvement Projects; I: Education/Outreach 270,273,278
Invasive species impacts reduced. Impacts of invasive species on wildlife habitat quality and hydrological function should be minimal. Invasive species populations and potential for further spread should be reduced. To be evaluated beginning in 2010. John Day E: Riparian Habitat Improvements; G: Protect Existing High Quality Habitat Areas; H: Upland Improvement Projects. 263,270,273
Juniper encroachment reduced. Ongoing encroachment of western juniper into grassland, shrub-steppe, and riparian habitats reduced. In FY07-09, 3,000 acres burned or juniper cut. John Day E: Riparian Habitat Improvements; H: Upland Improvement Projects; Grassland Obj. 2 Str. 1 & 4; Western Juniper Obj. 2 Str. 1 & 2. 263,273,302,305
Minimal erosion from roads. Roads in a state of maintenance that prevents extensive movement of sediment and allows for vehicle access within 2 miles of any point on the Conservation Area. John Day H: Upland Improvement Projects. 273
Steelhead spawning increased to 4 out of 5 years. Frequency of steelhead spawning and rearing use of Pine Creek increased from current levels (7 out of last 12 years) to 4 out of 5 years (80%) by 2015. John Day C: Flow Restoration, E: Riparian Habitat Improvements, G: Protect Existing High Quality Habitat Areas; H: Upland Improvement Projects 257,263,270,273

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Manage and Administer Projects General Management and Administration Covers general management and administration of the Pine Creek Conservation Area, including project planning and oversight. Does not include preparation and submittal of administrative documents, reports, or environmental compliance information to BPA. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $91,320
Biological Objectives Metrics
*All Biological Objectives*
No Metrics for this Work Element

1a: Maintain Vegetation Manage Vegetation Includes most aspects of vegetation management, including maintenance of riparian buffer plantings and control of invasive species as identified in the Weed Management Plan. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $92,075
Biological Objectives Metrics
Diversity of native wildlife increased.
Habitat and watershed potential demonstrated.
Hunting opportunities provided.
Invasive species impacts reduced.
Steelhead spawning increased to 4 out of 5 years.
No Metrics for this Work Element

1b: Remove Debris Remove old interior fences Involves continued work to remove existing barbed -wire and woven-wire interior fences that pose a hazard to wildlife and interfere with natural movement of wildlife. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $37,240
Biological Objectives Metrics
Diversity of native wildlife increased.
Hunting opportunities provided.
No Metrics for this Work Element

1c: Investigate Trespass Remove trespass livestock Monitor for trespass livestock, and work with livestock owners to coordinate removal and reduce trespass problems. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $23,405
Biological Objectives Metrics
Diversity of native wildlife increased.
Invasive species impacts reduced.
No Metrics for this Work Element

1d: Improve/Relocate Road Maintain proper drainage on Jennies Peak Rd In FY2009, maintain the entire length of Jennies Peak Rd. Re-shape drainage features (drivable dips, water bars, and ditches) as necessary to maintain roadway and reduce erosion. 10/1/2008 9/30/2009 $31,805
Biological Objectives Metrics
Invasive species impacts reduced.
Minimal erosion from roads.
* # of road miles improved, upgraded, or restored: 20

2a: Remove vegetation Chichester Gulch juniper cut Cut juniper to improve wildlife habitat and watershed health. Project area in portions of Sect 25 & 26, T7SR20E in the Chichester Gulch and "North Robinson" watersheds. 10/1/2006 4/15/2007 $56,015
Biological Objectives Metrics
Diversity of native wildlife increased.
Habitat and watershed potential demonstrated.
Hunting opportunities provided.
Juniper encroachment reduced.
Steelhead spawning increased to 4 out of 5 years.
* # of acres treated: 500

2b: Conduct Controlled Burn Shaw Canyon Prescribed Fire Plan and Implement Prescribed Fire in Shaw Canyon area for wildlife habitat and watershed restoration in cooperation with BLM. approximately 20% of an estimated 5000-acre burn unit is tribal land. Burn tentatively scheduled for September 2007. 10/1/2006 10/1/2008 $68,395
Biological Objectives Metrics
Diversity of native wildlife increased.
Habitat and watershed potential demonstrated.
Hunting opportunities provided.
Invasive species impacts reduced.
Juniper encroachment reduced.
No Metrics for this Work Element

2c: Remove vegetation Amine Canyon juniper cut Cut juniper to improve wildlife habitat and watershed health. This project to be completed in cooperation with a BLM juniper cut in the May Basin portion of Amine Canyon tentatively planned for 2008. CTWS cooperative portion in T9SR20E, parts of Sections 4, 10, and 16 in Amine Canyon watershed. Estimate CTWS portion at 550 acres. 10/1/2007 9/30/2008 $59,015
Biological Objectives Metrics
Diversity of native wildlife increased.
Habitat and watershed potential demonstrated.
Hunting opportunities provided.
Juniper encroachment reduced.
* # of acres treated: 550

2d: Conduct Controlled Burn East Robinson Prescribed Fire Plan and implement a prescribed fire in cooperation with BLM for wildlife habitat and watershed restoration in the area east of lower Robinson Canyon, south of Highway 218, and west of Pine Creek Road. The estimated 500 acre burn unit is entirely on tribal land and is tentatively scheduled for September 2008. 10/1/2007 9/30/2009 $90,895
Biological Objectives Metrics
Diversity of native wildlife increased.
Habitat and watershed potential demonstrated.
Hunting opportunities provided.
Juniper encroachment reduced.
Steelhead spawning increased to 4 out of 5 years.
No Metrics for this Work Element

2e: Remove vegetation Cove Creek juniper cut Cut juniper to improve wildlife habitat and watershed health. Project area in Cove Creek watershed in portions of T7SR20E Sections 19, 29, 30 and T7SR19E Section 36. 10/1/2008 9/30/2009 $92,015
Biological Objectives Metrics
Diversity of native wildlife increased.
Habitat and watershed potential demonstrated.
Hunting opportunities provided.
Juniper encroachment reduced.
Steelhead spawning increased to 4 out of 5 years.
* # of acres treated: 1100

2f: Conduct Controlled Burn Little Pine Prescribed Fire Plan and implement prescribed fire in cooperation with BLM in Little Pine and upper Robinson canyons for wildlife habitat and watershed restoration. Project area is estimated at approximately 2000 acres of tribal lands and the burn is tentatively planned for September, 2009. 10/1/2008 9/30/2009 $130,745
Biological Objectives Metrics
Diversity of native wildlife increased.
Habitat and watershed potential demonstrated.
Hunting opportunities provided.
Juniper encroachment reduced.
Steelhead spawning increased to 4 out of 5 years.
No Metrics for this Work Element

3a: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect Monitoring Data Ongoing collection of monitoring data, including: streamflow, water temperature, meteorogical data, riparian monitoring photos, steelhead redds, deer and elk population composition surveys, bird monitoring, and noxious weeds. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $86,120
Biological Objectives Metrics
Habitat and watershed potential demonstrated.
Focal Area: Tributaries & Wildlife
Primary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring

4a: Outreach and Education Represent the CTWS Represent the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and work cooperatively with the local community, local conservation organizations, and education organizations. Use the Pine Creek Conservation Area as an example of conservation and stewardship practices in the lower John Day Basin. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $38,555
Biological Objectives Metrics
Habitat and watershed potential demonstrated.
No Metrics for this Work Element

4b: Provide Public Access/Information Public Access and Information Manage all aspects of public access to the Conservation Area. Includes reviewing access regulations, implementing access program, enforcing regulations, and coordinating research activities by outside parties. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $41,195
Biological Objectives Metrics
Habitat and watershed potential demonstrated.
Hunting opportunities provided.
No Metrics for this Work Element

4c: Coordination Coordinate Land Exchange between the Tribes and BLM An equal value land exchange proposal to improve management and access to both tribal and federal land has been developed in cooperation with local government, neighbors, and conservation groups, and endorsed by the Wheeler County Commission. When legislation is enacted, coordinate the exchange of lands after review by BPA. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $9,915
Biological Objectives Metrics
*All Biological Objectives*
No Metrics for this Work Element

4d: Manage and Administer Projects Prepare and submit documents to BPA Prepare and submit required documents to BPA. Includes Metric forms, Annual Income and Expense Reports, contracting documents, and other documents required by BPA. Also includes Scope of Work, Progress Reports, and Metric reporting in the Pisces system. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $13,670
Biological Objectives Metrics
*All Biological Objectives*
No Metrics for this Work Element

4e: Produce Annual Report Produce and Submit Annual Reports Produce and submit annual reports in the Pisces system. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $23,652
Biological Objectives Metrics
*All Biological Objectives*
No Metrics for this Work Element

4f: Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Environmental Compliance Covers Environmental Compliance documentation activities for operations and management activities on the Pine Creek Conservation Area. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $12,211
Biological Objectives Metrics
*All Biological Objectives*
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel Conservation Area Manager (1 FTE) $38,000 $39,140 $40,314
Personnel Fish & Wildlife Biologist (1 FTE) $32,000 $32,960 $33,949
Personnel CTWS Wildlife & Parks Manager (.08 FTE) $4,873 $5,019 $5,170
Fringe Benefits 0.25% of Salaries $18,718 $19,280 $19,858
Supplies Office supplies $1,300 $1,339 $1,379
Supplies Digital camera & GPS replacement $1,000 $ 0 $ 0
Supplies Software Updates $ 0 $300 $350
Supplies Printing: brochures, maps, regulations $1,000 $1,030 $1,061
Supplies Miscellaneous supplies: seed, hardware, etc. $6,000 $6,180 $6,365
Supplies Minor equipment and hand tools $750 $750 $750
Supplies Equipment maintenance $400 $450 $500
Supplies Equipment and vehicle fuel $1,900 $1,957 $2,016
Supplies Equipment rental $1,500 $1,500 $2,000
Travel Lodging and meals $1,000 $1,030 $1,061
Travel Mileage (POV) $500 $515 $530
Travel Conference & Training Fees $500 $500 $500
Other GSA Vehicle Leases: 1 Truck and 1 SUV $6,600 $6,798 $7,002
Other GSA Vehicles Mileage $4,200 $4,326 $4,456
Other Vehicles: Insurance $3,000 $3,090 $3,183
Other Telephone $2,700 $2,781 $2,864
Other Internet Service (Satellite) $1,500 $1,545 $1,591
Other Electricity $3,000 $3,090 $3,183
Other Sanitation: Garbage & Portable Toilet $1,800 $1,854 $1,910
Other Buildings Insurance $900 $927 $955
Overhead Tribal Overhead, at 37.1% $49,395 $50,590 $52,291
Other Subcontract: USGS Stream gage & weather station $13,000 $13,390 $13,792
Other Subcontract: Helicopter for deer & elk surveys $2,400 $2,472 $2,546
Other Subcontract: Salmon bake for volunteer weekend $400 $412 $424
Other Subcontract: Noxious weed control $13,000 $13,390 $13,792
Other Subcontract: Road maintenance $ 0 $ 0 $20,000
Other Subcontract: Prescribed Fire, Shaw Canyon $37,500 $ 0 $ 0
Other Subcontract: Juniper cut, Chichester Gulch $30,000 $ 0 $ 0
Other Subcontract: Prescribed Fire, East Robinson $ 0 $60,000 $ 0
Other Subcontract: Juniper cut, Amine Canyon $ 0 $33,000 $ 0
Other Subcontract: Prescribed Fire, Little Pine $ 0 $ 0 $100,000
Other Subcontract: Juniper cut, Cove Creek $ 0 $ 0 $66,000
Totals $278,836 $309,615 $409,792

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$998,243
Total Work Element budget$998,243

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
BLM Prescribed Fires, Cooperative $150,000 $10,000 $25,000 In-Kind Under Development
BLM Juniper cut $ 0 $30,000 $ 0 In-Kind Under Development
NPS Bat monitoring $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 In-Kind Under Review
NRCS / FSA CREP riparian buffer rental $11,578 $11,578 $11,578 Cash Confirmed
ODFW Redd survey $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 In-Kind Under Review
OMSI Education programs (1000 student-days/year) $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 In-Kind Under Review
ONDA & OHA Volunteer work $4,000 $4,000 $4,000 In-Kind Under Development
USGS Streamflow Gage $6,750 $6,953 $7,161 In-Kind Under Review
Wheeler SWCD Joint tours and outreach $500 $500 $500 In-Kind Under Development
Totals $217,828 $108,031 $93,239

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$425,000 $430,000 Repeat HEP and satellite imagery in 2010, repeat water quality monitoring in 2011. These expenses may be cost-shared by partner agencies.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Operations and Maintenance of the Conservation Area will continue in perpetuity. Major project expenses should decrease after 15 years, but periodic prescribed fires and annual weed management and monitoring will be necessary.
 
Termination Date Comments
None BPA is committed to funding operations and management of this mitigation site for the life of the hydropower system.
 
Final Deliverables
Pine Creek Conservation Area managed for wildlife and fish habitat in perpetuity.

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date

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 Budget
$210,000
FY 2008 Budget
$210,000
FY 2009 Budget
$210,000
Total NPCC Rec
$630,000
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: Interim funding pending wildlife o&m review.


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

FY 2007 Budget
$210,000
FY 2008 Budget
$210,000
FY 2009 Budget
$210,000
Total NPCC Rec
$630,000
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Comments:

Local or MSRT Comments: For budgetary reasons and respecting local ratings, the top wildlife project in the basin would go unfunded. Will BPA be able to maintain these credits on its ledger? If additional money becomes available, we recommend funding this project.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: This proposal meets the ISRP review criteria, benefits wildlife, and is an exemplary proposal among the wildlife set of proposals. The project sponsors may want to explore work with their neighbors to expand the benefits of this project.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: This proposal meets the ISRP review criteria, benefits wildlife, and is an exemplary proposal among the wildlife set of proposals. The project sponsors may want to explore work with their neighbors to expand the benefits of this project.

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