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Proposal 199106000: Pend Oreille Wetlands Wildlife Mitigation Project - Kalispel

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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 10, 2006 Finalized Ray D. Entz

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199106000
Proposal Name: Pend Oreille Wetlands Wildlife Mitigation Project - Kalispel
BPA Project Manager: Virgil Watts III
Agency, Institution or Organization: Kalispel Tribe
Short Description: The Pend Oreille Wetlands project is a 600-acre property to partially mitigate for wildlife habitat losses due to the construction and inundation at Albeni Falls Dam.
Information Transfer: Information will be transferred via a web interfaced database and will be used to track changes in habitat cover types and credit BPA with Habitat Units against Albeni Falls Dam Wildlife Losses.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Ray D. Entz Kalispel Tribe 1981 N. Leclerc Rd. P.O. Box 39
Usk WA 99180
Ph: 509.445.1147
Fax: 509.445.5302
Email: rentz@knrd.org
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Ray D. Entz Kalispel Tribe 1981 N. Leclerc Rd. P.O. Box 39
Usk WA 99180
Ph: 509.445.1147
Fax: 509.445.5302
Email: rentz@knrd.org
Form Submitter
Neil Lockwood
Ph:
Fax:
Email: nlockwood@knrd.org
Technical Contact

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Intermountain ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Pend Oreille ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
48.4374 -117.2826 Pend Oreille River T34N, R44E, S 17 - 20 W.M. Jared Quad Pend Oreille, Washington Pend Oreille Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
All Wildlife
Bald Eagle, Black-capped Chickadee, Canada Goose, Mallard, muskrat, Redhead, white-tailed deer, and Yellow Warbler

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Completed breeding bird surveys, fence maintenance, building maintenance, water control structure operations for moist soil management practices, maintenance planting of shoreline stabilization sites, maintenance planting of riparian and shrub communities
2004 Completed breeding bird surveys, fence maintenance, building maintenance, water control structure operations for moist soil management practices, maintenance planting of shoreline stabilization sites, maintenance planting of riparian and shrub communities
2003 Completed breeding bird surveys, fence maintenance, building maintenance, water control structure operations for moist soil management practices, maintenance planting of shoreline stabilization sites, five-year HEP update for enhancements
2002 Completed breeding bird surveys, fence maintenance, building maintenance, water control structure operations for moist soil management practices, maintenance planting of shoreline stabilization sites
2001 Completed riparain and wetland vegetation enhancements, completed breeding bird surveys, fence maintenance, building maintenance, water control structure operations for moist soil management practices
2000 Completed 5 acres of emergent wetland enhancements, Completed 5 acres of shrub-scrub wetland enhancements, Implemented breeding and wintering bird surveys
1999 Implemented breeding and wintering bird surveys, Implemented objectives and tasks consistant with the project managmenet plans
1998 Completed 25 acres of riparian cottonwood reforestation on the main acquisition site, Completed 30 acres of hardwood stand improvement on the main acquisition site, Completed the draft management plan for the additional parcel
1997 Land acquisition of additional 164 acre adjjacent parcel for baseline protection of 246 HU's, Five-year HEP update on original purchase showing an increase of 182 HU's through management activities
1996 Completed the construction of two nesting islands for waterfowl
1995 Completed construction of three water control structures, tree and shrub planting, fence maintenance
1994 Shoreline stabilization (1,500'), 5 acres cottonwood planting, 5 acres shrub planting
1993 Initial site clean-up and protection (fencing & management plan)
1992 Land acquisition of 436 acre parcel for baseline protection of 371 HU's

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 199004401 Lake Creek Land Acquisition partial mitigation for Albeni Falls Dam losses
BPA 199206100 Albeni Falls Wildlife Mitigati Albeni Falls Dam Mitigation project - also meets partial mitigation for losses
Other: Pend Oreille PUD #1 N/A WMA wildlfie AAHU mitigation Adjacent lands under like management for wildlife target species
Other: USFWS N/A Little Pend Oreille NWR - Cusick Unit Adjacent land under like management

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Contract Administration and Compliance Annual contract budget negotiation Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Contract Administration and Compliance Meet reporting requirements Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Contract Administration and Compliance Track budgeting and assist in billing Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Contract Administration and Compliance Supervise implementation of the project Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Monitor & Evaluate wildlife habitat on 600 acres Conduct HEP on 5-year intervals to determine increase in HUs from enhancement measures Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Monitor & Evaluate wildlife habitat on 600 acres Conduct appropriate wildlife guild/species population surveys on a random basis Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Monitor & Evaluate wildlife habitat on 600 acres Monitor burned areas at regular intervals including soil and vegetation response Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Monitor & Evaluate wildlife habitat on 600 acres Monitor control of noxious weeds Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Monitor & Evaluate wildlife habitat on 600 acres Monitor human use Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Monitor & Evaluate wildlife habitat on 600 acres Amend and update management plans as necessary Intermountain Strategy b): Develop management plans consistent with Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority (CBFWA) Guidelines for Enhancement, Operation, and Maintenance Activities for Wildlife Mitigation Projects 18-31
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres Property management and reporting requirements Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres Management enforcement Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres Fire protection and fire management Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres Fence repair and maintenance Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres Water control structure management, operation and maintenance Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres Building maintenance Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres Noxious weed control Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres Maintain habitat improvements Intermountain Strategy a: Ensure long-term protection, enhancement, and monitoring of habitat units through secured funding for O&M. 18-32

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
1a: Manage and Administer Projects Prepare Scope of Work and Budget Prepare draft and final SOW and budget for FY 07 - 09 through BPA's PISCES system. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $16,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Contract Administration and Compliance
No Metrics for this Work Element

1b: Produce Pisces Status Report Prepare and submit status reports. Prepare and submit updates for quarterly pisces status reporting. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $2,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Contract Administration and Compliance
No Metrics for this Work Element

1c: Produce Annual Report Prepare annual report Compile information to complete and deliver annual reports to BPA regarding project acomplishments. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $9,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Contract Administration and Compliance
No Metrics for this Work Element

1d: Coordination Corrdinate project with Albeni Falls Workgroup Maintain conection of project with AFD project for overall consistency and coordination. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $12,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Contract Administration and Compliance
No Metrics for this Work Element

2a: Maintain Vegetation Maintain habitat improvements Replant/maintain deciduous vegetation on 100 acres of previously enhanced riparian and wetland cover types as described in the management plan. Maintain 1500 feet of stabilized shoreline areas along the Pend Oreille River on the project. Could include re-structuring/re-constructing areas as they show signs of failure during moinitoring. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $153,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres
No Metrics for this Work Element

2b: Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage Maintain fence maintain ~2.5 miles of perimeter fence annually 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $9,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres
No Metrics for this Work Element

2c: Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage Maintain structures maintain shop/bldg for storage. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $7,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres
No Metrics for this Work Element

2d: Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage Operate and maintain water control structures Operate and maintain 5 water control structures. Operating includes managing water levels and water storage timing and maintenance will include beaver control, cleaning, and eventual replacement of structures. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $45,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres
No Metrics for this Work Element

2e: Improve/Relocate Road Maintain access roads maintain work access road system by clearing, grading and maintaining surface integrity for vehicle access. 3/12/2007 9/30/2009 $7,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres
* # of road miles improved, upgraded, or restored: 2

2f: Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage Maintain dike Maintain dike system enhancing water control structures and wetland density and diversity. This will inlcude beaver damage and vegetation control to maintain dike integrity. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $6,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres
No Metrics for this Work Element

2g: Remove or Relocate Non-predaceous Animals Relocate problem beaver As necessary, trap and relocate beaver causing damage or maintenance problems to water control structures. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $6,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Operate and maintain approximately 600 acres
No Metrics for this Work Element

3a: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect plant, avian, amphibian and small mammal data for evaluation Collect plant, small mammal, amphibian, and avian data from each of the 8 permenant M&E sites on the project. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $20,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Monitor & Evaluate wildlife habitat on 600 acres
Secondary R, M, and E Type: 8 sites
Primary R, M, and E Type: 8 sites

3b: Analyze/Interpret Data Analyze/ interpret M&E data through accepted scientific methods Analyze and interpret M&E data and prepare for data base storage and reporting. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $16,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Monitor & Evaluate wildlife habitat on 600 acres
Primary R, M, and E Type: report
Secondary R, M, and E Type: report

3c: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Data entry, organization, filing and database management Maintain data in database and make available via webbased data base with Kalsipel Tribe in conjunction with the Albeni Falls Project. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $9,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Monitor & Evaluate wildlife habitat on 600 acres
No Metrics for this Work Element

3d: Manage and Administer Projects Manage M&E data collection and synthesis subcontracts Manage M&E subcontractors through the Albeni Falls Project to collect, analyze and synthesize data associate with the 8 permanent M&E sites within the project boundaries. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $22,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Monitor & Evaluate wildlife habitat on 600 acres
No Metrics for this Work Element

3e: Prepare HEP Report Update HEP data on 5 year intervals 5 year HEP re-evaluation for protection and enhancement credits to BPA. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $7,412
Biological Objectives Metrics
Monitor & Evaluate wildlife habitat on 600 acres
No Metrics for this Work Element

3f: Produce Annual Report Produce M&E report for submittal Produce and submit M&E report to BPA in conjunction with the Albeni Falls Project. 3/1/2007 9/30/2009 $9,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Monitor & Evaluate wildlife habitat on 600 acres
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel 0.6 FTE Biologist $35,000 $36,750 $38,600
Personnel 0.1 FTE Program Manager $7,600 $8,100 $8,500
Personnel 0.5 FTE Technician $17,200 $18,050 $18,950
Personnel 0.1 FTE Administrative support $3,500 $3,675 $3,900
Personnel 100 hrs Heavy Equipment Operator $2,300 $2,450 $2,550
Fringe Benefits 26% of salaries $17,056 $17,946 $18,850
Supplies Plants, fence materials, rock, gravel, weed chem., tools $7,600 $7,800 $8,050
Travel mileage, per diem $550 $600 $600
Overhead ~20% of direct negotiated annual and subject to change $18,161 $19,074 $20,000
Other Weed Control sub contract $4,000 $4,000 $4,000
Totals $112,967 $118,445 $124,000

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$355,412
Total Work Element budget$355,412

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
Kalispel Tribe computer $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Kalispel Tribe police $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 In-Kind Confirmed
Kalispel Tribe water truck $12,000 $12,000 $12,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Kalispel Tribe office space $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $16,700 $16,700 $16,700

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$128,000 $130,000 O&M for project
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
consistent with current O&M costs for project
 
Termination Date Comments
2105 Project will terminate 50 years after decomissioning of the Albeni Falls Dam project
 
Final Deliverables
Annual Report of Activites, HEP report of HU contributions to Albeni Falls Dam Losses and M&E report & database management

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
$ 0
FY 2008 Budget
$ 0
FY 2009 Budget
$ 0
Total NPCC Rec
$ 0
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Close Out
Comments: Sponsor requests that the project be closed out and that the $80,000 be added as a line item to the project 199206100(see below). Therefore, these O&M activities will be covered in project 199206100. Programmatic Issue: wildlife lands o&m.


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

FY 2007 Budget
$80,000
FY 2008 Budget
$80,000
FY 2009 Budget
$80,000
Total NPCC Rec
$240,000
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Comments:
NPCC Staff Comments: ISRP fund in part (qualified): Sponsors should address ISRP concerns during contracting.

Local or MSRT Comments: Budget reduced by $30,000 in FY07, $38,000 in FY08, and $44,000 in FY09. Attempt to reduce by combining with AFWG project # 199206100.


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

Recommendation: Fundable in part (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: Fundable acquisition.

Project 199106000 and 199206100 have been merged together by the tribe. The criteria for acquisition of land are now documented in a satisfactory manner including their priority scoring system. The combined projects are fundable in part for acquisitions and for FY07 to complete an assessment of past work. Future funding of the active management part of the budget should be contingent upon a meaningful analysis of the existing data, which should be a relatively easy task for this project. Huge summaries of raw data by location for vegetation, amphibians, mammals and birds were provided, but with no meaningful overall evaluation. What is needed is one or more graphs (or some other form of data summary) that clearly address project objectives, along with some text stating how the project proponents interpret the findings. This simple summary of relevant information should be presented so as to interpret a project's past success and to justify the proposed current direction. Although these two projects appear to have adequate ongoing monitoring, it is not at all clear that they are using the data to help interpret their progress or to develop possible adaptive management strategies.


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

Recommendation: Response requested
NPCC Comments: This project was initiated in 1992, and the ISRP has reviewed it several times. In past reviews, the ISRP has suggested not to fund this project because of the lack of reporting results or a monitoring and evaluation plan. The ISRP recommended in 2000 that the proposal be funded for one year with subsequent funding contingent on better description of maintenance and monitoring methods.

The ISRP would like a response on the following. Monitoring has been conducted in recent years, e.g., breeding Bird Surveys conducted in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. It appears that bank stabilization, water management and other enhancement activities have taken place. Thus, there should be some positive findings, but "no data" is provided. After five years of Breeding Bird Surveys some meaningful information should be generated, or at least a good base.

Also, Community Similarity metrics need to be reported to determine if project goals are being met and maintained. The ISRP requests that the response include data from the bird surveys completed and a better description of data evaluation processes. Some of the management and data collection has been going on since 1993. The ISRP needs to see an evaluation of biological objectives. This has been an ongoing recommendation of the ISRP, but the proposal still does not adequately report biological findings.

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