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Proposal 199009200: Wanaket Wildlife Area

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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 9, 2006 Finalized Jenny Barnett
DB Administrator's Note [BPA Project Manager changed from J. Dehererra to S. Keen per email request by S. Keen (BPA) on 6/16/2006. - DBA]

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199009200
Proposal Name: Wanaket Wildlife Area
BPA Project Manager: Sabrina Keen
Agency, Institution or Organization: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Short Description: Continue operations and maintenance of the 2,765 acre Wanaket Wildlife Area to provide 2,334 habitat units of protection credits and generate 2,495 habitat units of enhancement credits. Primary habitat types include wetland and shrub-steppe/grassland.
Information Transfer: Annual reports, summarizing yearly accomplishments, will be sent to BPA in pdf format. Data associated with weed management will be entered into the Tribe's weed database (in development) and will be available for viewing by the public.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Jenny Barnett Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Old Mission Highway P.O. Box 638
Pendleton OR 97801
Ph: 541.966.2389
Fax: 541.966.2397
Email: jennybarnett@ctuir.com
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Jenny Barnett Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Old Mission Highway P.O. Box 638
Pendleton OR 97801
Ph: 541.966.2389
Fax: 541.966.2397
Email: jennybarnett@ctuir.com
Form Submitter

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Columbia Plateau ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Umatilla ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
45.9197 -119.2478 [none] Adjacent to the south shore of the Columbia River, between McNary Dam and Hat Rock State Park Umatilla, Oregon Columbia Lower Middle Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
All Wildlife
All Wildlife
8 HEP mitigation species: Canada goose, western meadowlark, California quail, mallard, spotted sandpiper, mink, yellow warbler, downy woodpecker

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Planted 30 acres with bluebunch wheatgrass seed. Removed 10 acres of Russain olive. Collected field data for HEP. Re-read ecological reconnaissance survey plots and established Daubenmire cover transects on the plot locations.
2004 Planted big sagebrush seedlings on 900 acres. Installed new self-cleaning screens on irrigation intakes.
2003 Conducted annual management tasks (see narrative section for description).
2002 Planted 1,200 acres with seed of native perennial grasses.
2001 Created 2 new acres of wetlands, installed 3 new headgates, and removed 20 acres of Russian olive. Competed management plan update, with emphasis on shrub-steppe/grassland enhancement, wetland and wildlife protection through access and travel management.
2000 Initiated management plan update. Created 11 ecological reconnaissance survey plots to document current ecological status of shrub-steppe habitat, compare current conditions to historical conditions, and develop priorities for the management plan update.
1999 Created 7 additional acres of wetlands. Succession of wetlands to emergent wetland habitats, and moist soil management will contribute toward Habitat Units enhancement objectives.
1998 Completed management plan objective of increasing irrigation efficiency through canal and headgate improvements and created an additional 8 acres of emergent wetland habitats.
1997 Rebuilt pumpstation irrigation infrastructure to increase irrigation efficiency.
1996 Conducted annual management tasks (see narrative section for description).
1995 Management plan and update of original HEP analysis completed, and protection credits were revised to 2,334 HUs. Developed management objectives (protect existing habitats, upgrade irrigation infrastructure) and range of acceptable management activities.
1994 [Accomplishment field left blank]
1993 BPA acquired Wanaket Wildlife Area Mitigation Project under Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program, securing an estimated 2,274 Habitat Units of protection credit. CTUIR assumed management responsibility.
1992 [Accomplishment field left blank]

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 199506001 Iskuulpa Watershed Project One of 3 fish and/or wildife mitigation projects developed by CTUIR to mitigate for impacts of the John Day and McNary Dams within the CTUIR ceded territory. All meet the vision of the CTUIR Wildlife Mitigation Plan.
BPA 200002600 Rainwater Wildlife Area Operat One of 3 fish and/or wildlife mitigation projects, developed by CTUIR to mitigate within the CTUIR ceeded territory, for impacts of the John Day and McNary Dams. All meet the vision of the CTUIR Wildlife Mitigation Plan.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Provide enhancement credits, enhance habitat Implement enhancements that will contribute towards the provision of 2,495 enhancement credits and enhance wetland and 50 acres of shrub-steppe habitat. Enhancements aim to improve habitat for 8 HEP species. Herbaceous wetland and shrub-steppe/grassland are highest priority for enhancements. Umatilla Herbaceous wetland, bio obj 2, strategy 3: Reduce exotic plants. strategy 4: mimic natural disturbance regimes. Shrub-steppe, bio obj 5, strategy 1: reduce exotic, plants. Strategy 2: modify livestock grazing. Strat 3: ID site potential and restore 5-54, 5-51
Provide Habitat Units, protect habitat Operate and maintain the Wanaket Wildlife Area to provide 2,334 Habitat Units of protection credit. Protect 159 acres of herbaceous wetland and 2,477 acres of shrub-steppe habitat. Herbaceous wetland and shrub-steppe/grassland are the primary habitat types on Wanaket. These habitat types, along with riparian tree, riparian shrub, and sand/cobble/gravel/mud provide habitat for 8 mitigation species. Umatilla Herbaceous wetland, obj 1, strat 1. Protect. Shrub-steppe, obj 4., strategy 1; protect 5-54 to 5-51

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
01: Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage Maintain Functionality of Irrigation Facilities The irrigation facilities are the means by which wetland habitats are created and maintained. Therefore, their maintenance is critical to providing and maintaining emergent wetland and associated riparian habitat mitigation credits. 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $197,661
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide Habitat Units, protect habitat
No Metrics for this Work Element

02: Maintain Vegetation Maintain Vegetation by Controlling Noxious Weeds and Competing and Unwanted Vegetation Noxious weeds and competing and unwanted vegetation (Russian olive) threaten to negatively impact the species diversity and structure of desirable plant communities that are beneficial to mitigation target species. 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $55,669
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide enhancement credits, enhance habitat
Provide Habitat Units, protect habitat
No Metrics for this Work Element

03: Plant Vegetation Plant native vegetation in shrub-steppe habitats Native shrub-steppe plant species on Wanaket have been negatively impacted by past management practices, such as livestock grazing and wildfire. Planting native grasses and forbs will help move these plant communties toward recovery. 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $39,948
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide enhancement credits, enhance habitat
* # of acres of planted: 30

04: Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage Maintain Project Boundary Fence, Gates, and Signs Maintain project boundary fence and access regulation signs: Fencing and associated signing serve to delineate project area bounds, provide public information, reduce unregulated human use and livestock tresspass. They are critical to protecting habitat structure and wildlife use of the project area. 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $58,973
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide Habitat Units, protect habitat
No Metrics for this Work Element

05: Investigate Trespass Prevent Unregulated Human Access and Livestock Trespass Provide 2,817 acres of habitat protection. Unregulated human use during sensitive life history stages of wildlife (i.e. nesting) can reduce habitat effectivenss. Tresspass (unmanaged) livestock grazing can negatively impact habitat structure important to target mitigation species. Modification of livestock grazing was identified as a management strategy under shrub-steppe biological objective 4 in the subbasin plan (p 5-56). 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $35,794
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide enhancement credits, enhance habitat
Provide Habitat Units, protect habitat
No Metrics for this Work Element

06: Provide Public Access/Information Provide Regulated Public Access Provide non-consumptive and consumptive public access opportunities. Public access for rate-payers is a component of the fish and wildlife program. However, access must be managed to prevent disturbance to wildlife during critical life history stages, such as nesting and brood-rearing. 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $67,259
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide Habitat Units, protect habitat
No Metrics for this Work Element

07: Remove Debris Remove Debris Resulting from Illegal Dumping The objective is to maintain a debris-free project area. Illegal dumping is problematic in Umatilla County open space areas. Failure to collect and dispose of illegally dumped debris decreases habitat quality, visitation experiences, and invites additional dumping unless addressed promptly. 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $66,645
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide Habitat Units, protect habitat
No Metrics for this Work Element

08: Coordination Assist Vector Control District in Reducing Vector (Mosquito) Production Purchase granular larvicide or pay for helicopter application of larvicide. Providing wetland and riparian associated habitats is critical to the mission of Wanaket. A direct effect of wetland provision, however, is the creation of mosquito (vector) habitat and mosquito production. Therefore, mosquito control is is cost-shared with the West Umatilla Vector Control District to reduce mosquitoes and potential health threats and nuisances to the local communities. 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $49,520
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide Habitat Units, protect habitat
No Metrics for this Work Element

09: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect Data Data collection to estimate annual waterfowl production (pair and brood counts). Monitoring transects on revegetated areas to determine success of seeding/planting efforts. 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $25,721
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide enhancement credits, enhance habitat
Provide Habitat Units, protect habitat
Primary R, M, and E Type: 2 breeding pair surveys (waterbirds)
Primary R, M, and E Type: 3 waterfowl brood counts
Primary R, M, and E Type: Revegetation Monitoring
Primary R, M, and E Type: Public Use

10: Analyze/Interpret Data Analysis of waterfowl and revegetation monitoring data Estimate annual waterfowl production. Monitor results of revegetation efforts. 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $6,194
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide enhancement credits, enhance habitat
Provide Habitat Units, protect habitat
Primary R, M, and E Type: Waterfowl Production Estimates
Primary R, M, and E Type: Public Use

11: Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Environmental Compliance Complete environmental compliance on all project requiring it. Environmental compliance includes securring permits, conducting NEPA analysis, and conducting threatened and endangered species consultation 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $30,367
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

12: Manage and Administer Projects General project administrative duties Work element includes general administrative duties such as supervision, purchasing, and budget tracking. Also includes peparing annual Statements of Work and budgets, and preparing accural estimates. 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $43,085
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

13: Coordination Participation in CBFWA and NWPPC Coordinate with mitigation co-managers and Northwest Power Planning Council Staff. This project must be considered in the context of the Fish and Wildlife Program, which includes reviewing the project for consistency with regional standards and reviewing project funding needs at quarterly reviews. Coordinate with partners to seek match funding opportunities. 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $28,719
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

14: Produce Annual Report Wanaket Wildlife Mitigation Project Annual Reports Production of narrative annual report, each year, for 2007, 2008, and 2009 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $21,836
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel [blank] $87,288 $91,652 $96,235
Fringe Benefits [blank] $23,568 $24,746 $25,983
Supplies [blank] $14,103 $14,103 $14,103
Travel [blank] $11,212 $11,436 $11,665
Overhead [blank] $54,666 $56,916 $59,275
Other [blank] $42,500 $43,800 $44,140
Totals $233,337 $242,653 $251,401

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$727,391
Total Work Element budget$727,391

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
$258,943 $266,711 Accounts for increased costs of personnel, fuel, goods/services, etc.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Base cost of project should increase to cover increased operations and maintenance costs due to inflation.
 
Termination Date Comments
perpetual Project should be maintained for the life of the hydroelectric project it mitigates for.
 
Final Deliverables
Long-term/perpetual protection and management of lands providing Habitat Unit credits agains't BPA's loss obligation.

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
$225,978
FY 2008 Budget
$225,978
FY 2009 Budget
$225,978
Total NPCC Rec
$677,934
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
$225,978
FY 2008 Budget
$225,978
FY 2009 Budget
$225,978
Total NPCC Rec
$677,934
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: OSPIT supports Flatline budget at FY07 level.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: The proposal is clearly written and complete. It describes work elements associated with continued operations and maintenance of the Wanaket Wildlife area and clearly identifies the relationship of the project to the Umatilla/Willow Subbasin plan. Primary habitat types are wetland and shrub-steppe/grassland.

The benefits to focal species are clearly identified, and justification for the methods is very good. More information, however, concerning the impact of management on non-focal species would be beneficial. The proposal includes provisions for monitoring and evaluation that apply to the multiple objectives of the project, but the project would be improved by more efforts to share lessons learned and experiences with the region, especially similar projects. This work is related to other projects, but more evidence of collaboration would have been helpful if included.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: The proposal is clearly written and complete. It describes work elements associated with continued operations and maintenance of the Wanaket Wildlife area and clearly identifies the relationship of the project to the Umatilla/Willow Subbasin plan. Primary habitat types are wetland and shrub-steppe/grassland.

The benefits to focal species are clearly identified, and justification for the methods is very good. More information, however, concerning the impact of management on non-focal species would be beneficial. The proposal includes provisions for monitoring and evaluation that apply to the multiple objectives of the project, but the project would be improved by more efforts to share lessons learned and experiences with the region, especially similar projects. This work is related to other projects, but more evidence of collaboration would have been helpful if included.

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