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Proposal 199609401: Scotch Creek 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 10, 2006 Finalized Jim Olson

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199609401
Proposal Name: Scotch Creek Wildlife Area
BPA Project Manager: Joe Deherrera
Agency, Institution or Organization: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Short Description: Protect, increase, and maintain a viable sharp-tailed grouse population and increase mule deer use of the project site. Enhance shrub-steppe and forested habitats for sharp-tailed grouse, mule deer and other obligate species.
Information Transfer: Information derived from this project will be used to improve wildlife/habitat management techniques on mitigation and non-mitigation wildlife areas and will be provided to CBFWA project managers and other interested parties either electronically or in hard copy reports. All data, reports, techniques, and methods resulting from monitoring and research will be made available in accordance with WDF&W policies regulating the release of sensitive fish and wildlife information. Additional data can be found on the WDF&W homepage (wildlife areas). Publications (Schroeder et al. 2005) explain our efforts at re-establishment of viable populations of sharp-tailed grouse in Washington.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Jim Olson Washington fish and Wildlife 1514 Conconully Highway
Okanogan, WA. 98840
Ph: 509-826-4430
Fax: 509-826-4430
Email: olsonjpo@dfw.wa.gov
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Paul Dahmer WDFW 600 Capitol Way N.
Olympia, WA 98501-1091
Ph: (360) 902-2480
Fax: (360)-902-2162
Email: dahmepad@dfw.wa.gov
Administrative Contact
WDFW's Wildlife Area section manger.
Jim Olson Washington fish and Wildlife 1514 Conconully Highway
Okanogan, WA. 98840
Ph: 509-826-4430
Fax: 509-826-4430
Email: olsonjpo@dfw.wa.gov
Form Submitter

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Columbia Cascade ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Okanogan ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
48 25.974 119 36.770 Point within the Pogue Mountain unit. Approximately 4 miles NW of Omak. , Washington Okanogan No
48 32.714 119 48.520 Point within the Mineral Hill unit. Approximately 3 miles west of Conconully. , Washington Okanogan No
48 32.537 119.23.730 Point on the northern boundary of the Tunk Valley unit. This is the beginning of the access road to the center of the property. Approximately 9 miles NW of Riverside. , Washington Okanogan No
48 56.07 119 5.44 Point on the southern boundary of the Chesaw unit. This is the beginning of the access road to the center of the property. Approximately 1 mile west of downtown Chesaw. , Washington Okanogan No
48 31.50 119 41.76 This point is at the headquarters to the Scotch Creek Wildlife Areas, and on the west boundary of the Scotch Creek unit. The 5 separate management units are all located in eastern Okanogan county. , Washington Okanogan Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
All Wildlife
Columbian Sharp-tailed grouse Mule deer Other shrub-steppe obligate species

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Re-seeded 100 acres to native grasses/forbs on new lands purchased adjacent to the Scotch Creek unit. Planted 1,000 trees and shrubs and installed deer exclosure to protect plants. Applied fall chemical treatment on 200 acres of Russian Knapweed
2004 Re-seeded 125 acres to native grasses/forbs on new lands purchased adjacent to the Scotch Creek unit. Developed solid set irrigation system and planted 2,000 trees and shrubs. Applied fall chemical treatment on 300 acres of Russian Knapweed.
2003 Re-seeded 175 acres old pasture land to native shrub-steppe on new acquisition lands for the Scotch Creek unit. Planted 10,000 trees and shrubs along Scotch Creek below the corrals to restore winter habitat. Controlled weeds on 725 rangeland acres.
2002 Re-seeded 122 acres on Scotch Creek, and 66 acres on Chesaw units. Planted 3,000 trees and shrubs. Approx. 10 miles fence removed, cattle winter feeding structures dismantled, and 30 bluebird boxes built and installed. Weeds controlled on 1,530 acres.
2001 Re-seeded 100 acres on Scotch Creek and 125 acres on Chesaw units to a native grass/forb mix. Completed 500 acres of rangeland weed control, and season long control of Musk Thistle on Chesaw unit. 80 acres browse pruning, and planted 20,000 trees/shrubs
2000 Re-seeded 457 acres on Scotch Creek units to native grasses/forbs. Planted 20,500 trees and shrubs. Removed 10 miles of interior fence, installed 80 bluebird nest boxes, and pruned 20 acres of browse to improve mule deer winter forage.
1999 Re-seed 443 acres on Scotch Creek units for native habitat restoration. Planted 5,000 trees and shrubs in the Boyce lek area to improve winter habitat for sharp-tails. Treated 400 acres rangeland for noxious weeds. Pruned 22 acres browse for mule deer.
1998 Re-seeded 543 acres to a native grass/forb mix. Planted 16,700 trees and shrubs including 9 miles of fabric mulch for a weed barrier. Pruned 22 acres browse for mule deer winter forage. Controlled weeds on 200 acres for Diffuse Knapweed.
1997 BPA funding starts. Purchased equipment and hired personnel to manage a new wildlife area. Re-seeded 250 acres to native grasses/forbs and planted 8,200 trees and shrubs. Controlled weeds on 450 acres. Construct 4.5 miles new fence.
1996 Acquired the 1,800 acre Lathum property adjoining the Chesaw Wildlife Area, completed HEP baseline evaluations on the Scotch Creek, Tunk Valley, Chesaw, and Mineral Hill Units. Re-seeded 90 acres of degraded shrubsteppe habitat to native grasses/forbs.
1995 Installed a wheel line irrigation system and seeded 40 acres to alfalfa for mule deer forage and upland bird nesting, re-vegetated 100 acres of degraded shrubsteppe habitat, and built 30 miles of new boundary fence at Scotch Creek and Tunk Valley.
1994 Treated noxious weeds on 650 acres, planted 150 acres of wheat to supplement sharp-tailed grouse/mule deer winter feed, re-vegetated 60 acres to native shrub-steppe, and completed a comprehensive 5-year management plan for the area.
1993 Controlled noxious weeds on 780 acres, re-seed 100 acres to native shrub-steppe grasses and forbs, and planted shrubs and trees on 10 acres of mesic upland habitat.
1992 Planted 10,000 trees and shrubs along Scotch Creek and on wet springs to improve riparian habitat, and provide winter food and cover for sharp-tailed grouse. Installed 10 guzzlers, 600 acres weed control, and re-seed 100 acres to native shrub-steppe.
1991 Acquired the 9,064 acre Metcalf ranch near Conconully, the 2,800 acre Byers ranch near Chesaw, and 1,000 acres in Tunk Valley with Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program funds. These are the core sharp-tailed grouse recovery areas in Okanogan County.

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
Other: Douglas County PUD No. 1 [no entry] Wells Wildlife Mitigation Project Complements the shrub-steppe protection and restoration efforts of this project as well as sharp-tailed grouse population protection and enhancement efforts in North Central Washington.
[Funding Source left blank] [no entry] WDFW Shrub-steppe Restoration Research This research project evaluates the ability of restored agricultural fields to support native wildlife. The results of this research will help guide restoration and enhancement efforts on the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area. WDFW biologists and scientists conduct the research.
Other: Federal [no entry] BLM - Shrub-steppe restoration and management/Wildlife monitoring and evaluation. BLM acquires, restores and manages shrub-steppe habitat within the UMM for shrub-steppe wildlife species. BLM managed lands are scattered in North Central Washington. Their work complements the shrub-steppe protection and restoration efforts of this project as well as our sharp-tailed grouse population protection and enhancement efforts.
Other: The Nature Conservancy [no entry] Moses Coulee/Beezley Hills and Barker Mountain Shrub Steppe Preserve The Nature Conservancy has acquired more than 25,000 acres of shrub-steppe habitat within the UMM. Their goal is to protect and restore large blocks of this habitat. Their work complements the shrub-steppe protection and restoration efforts of this project as well as our sharp-tailed grouse population protection and enhancement efforts.
Other: County, State and federal [no entry] Foster Creek Conservation District habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) The HCP will offer potential coverage to privately owned or operated agricultural lands in Douglas County. The plan will include management recommendations for specific wildlife species and habitats including those identified as focal indicators within the UMM. Complements the shrub-steppe protection and restoration efforts of this project as well as our sharp-tailed grouse population protection and enhancement efforts.
Other: Federal, Provincial [no entry] Okanogan-Similkameen Conservation Corridor Program This project advances the protection and restoration of shrub-steppe habitat and sharp-tailed grouse within the Okanogan River Valley. It will provide a critical habitat and population link between British Columbia, through the Okanogan Valley to shrub-steppe regions of the Columbia Basin.
Other: Federal [no entry] Sharp-ailed grouse translocation This project funds the capture and transportation of sharp-tailed grouse from Idaho, British Columbia and/or Utah to Washington. Birds are released on the Swanson Lake WLA, the Sagebrush Flat WLA, and lands owned by the Colville Confederated Tribes. This project is essential to maintaining and expanding the population of sharp-tailed grouse in North-Central Washington.
Other: Federal; US Army Corps of Engineers [no entry] Chief Joseph Dam Wildlife Mitigation Project Complements shrub-steppe protection as well as riparian enhancement and protection efforts of this project.
Other: Federal [no entry] Landowner Incentive Program This grant program is administered by the WDFW and offers private landowners financial assistance for the protection and restoration of habitat to benefit species-at-risk. Priorities include Eastern Washington shrub-steppe and protection of sharp-tailed grouse. Compliments state protected lands by preserving and enhancing private lands in the vicinity of the SCWL.
BPA 199106100 Swanson Lake Wildlife Mitigati Share the Sharp-tailed grouse recovery program with WDFW. Similar habitat enhancements, and genetic augmentation efforts.
BPA 199404400 Sagebrush Flat Wl Mitigation Sharp-tailed grouse recovery and shrub-steppe habitat restoration. Supports this project and WDFW goals and objectives.
BPA 199506700 Colville Confederated Tribes P Supports Tribal (CCT) and WDFW goals and objectives
BPA 199609400 WDFW Habitat Acquisition WDFW habitat acquired for Sharp-tailed grouse
BPA 200103000 Sharp Tailed Grouse Habitat Sharp-tailed grouse recovery

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Conduct research on sharp-tailed grouse Monitor sharp-tailed grouse leks annually (lek surveillance). Search SCWA and adjacent areas for satellite/new leks annually (site reconnaissance). Okanogan Select survey protocol and measure population status of focal species. 88
Implement management activities and schedules Control introduced vegetation. Maintain sharp-tailed grouse nesting and brood rearing habitat enhancements. Maintain shrub and tree enhancements. Maintain boundary fence annually to protect habitat from trespass livestock grazing and vehicle encroachment. Maintain project infrastructure and physical improvements. Provide adequate fire protection to include surveillance and fire fighting resources. Assess the feasibility of using prescribed fire for habitat improvements. Okanogan Assist in long-term development and implementation of a Comprehensive Weed Control Management Plan in cooperation with local weed boards. Implement habitat stewardship projects. 89
Increase the number of sharp-tailed grouse to >300 Through augmentation and habitat enhancements, increase the sharp-tailed grouse population to >300 by 2010 in the Scotch Creek basin. Okanogan Re-introduce sharp-tailed grouse into the sub-basin and identify sites that are currently not in shrubsteppe habitat that have the potential to be of high value, if restored. 88-89
Maintain and enhance mule deer populations Enhance mule deer populations on the wildlife area consistent with state herd management objectives. Okanogan Ensure mule deer habitat needs are met on state managed lands. Protect and enhance important winter range and areas of sensitive habitat. 90
Maintain and/or enhance habitat function Improve agricultural practices, fire management, weed control, livestock grazing practices, and road management on existing and restored shrubsteppe. Okanogan Develop and implement a long-term comprehensive weed control management plan in cooperation with local weed boards. Implement habitat stewardship projects on the wildlife area. 89

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Develop Terrestrial Habitat Features Expand and maintain nest boxes Maintain or replace current nest boxes on the wildlife area. Build and expand into suitable habitat for bluebirds, and cavity nesting ducks. 3/15/2007 9/30/2009 $11,700
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
* # of features: 50 new per year

Improve/Relocate Road Construct parking area on Chesaw unit. Construct new parking area at the Chesaw unit of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area. Grade and gravel, construct fence and reader board. 3/15/2007 9/30/2007 $10,400
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
* # of road miles improved, upgraded, or restored: .02 miles (parking area construction)

Improve/Relocate Road Maintain Project Roads/Parking Areas Continued maintenance of graveled road surfaces on the project area with grading, adding gravel and shaping drainage ditches and water bars where needed. Parking area maintenance includes signs, and fence repair, litter pickup, and grading when necessary. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $10,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
* # of road miles improved, upgraded, or restored: 6 miles

Install Fence Survey and Construct boundary fence Survey and construct 2 miles of new boundary fence on the Scotch Creek unit to protect from trespass livestock use. 3/15/2008 9/30/2008 $39,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
* # of miles of fence: 2 miles

Plant Vegetation Develop six 1/2-acre shrub/tree plots to utilize existing water delivery system on the Boyce acquisition. Plant approximately 600 native trees and shrubs in each of six ½-acre plots over the next three years and utilize the existing water line to develop a drip irrigation system on the new Boyce acquisition. Protect plant survival with temporary deer fencing and hand weeding. 4/1/2007 9/30/2009 $38,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain and/or enhance habitat function
* # of acres of planted: 3 acres

Plant Vegetation Reseed Degraded Shrubsteppe Habitat Restore native shrub-steppe habitat on old ag fields on project area. Spray out, summer fallow and re-seed with native grass/forb mix at the rate of 125 acres per year for 3 years. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $146,250
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain and/or enhance habitat function
* # of acres of planted: 375 acres

Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel Scotch Creek Channel Improvement Restore the Scotch Creek channel to an irregular meandering stream pattern that mimics natural flow regimes and plant native riparian plant species. Previous owners channelized the creek to facilitate pasture and alfalfa production and recently the channel has filled in with reed canary grass causing a wide marsh area with little open water or deciduous vegetation. 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $58,022
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain and/or enhance habitat function
* # of stream miles treated, including off-channels, after realignment: .40 mile

Remove vegetation Timber thinning on Pogue Mountain Advance the Ponderosa Pine forested stands on Pogue Mountain to a late seral stage by removing dense stands of young pine and increase spacing. Use proceeds of the timber sale to fund the thinning and slash dispersal. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $33,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain and enhance mule deer populations
Maintain and/or enhance habitat function
* # of acres treated: 500 acres

Remove vegetation Weed Control Weed and undesirable plant removal will follow IPM techniques. Cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical methods will be considered for each species we want to remove and the best method or combination of methods for the particular situation will be used. This is a continuing element to improve habitat quality over the next three years. Budget includes replacement of two ATV's over three years to replace aging equipment with excessive hours. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $209,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
Maintain and/or enhance habitat function
* # of acres treated: 200 acres/year Chemical, plus biological releases

Maintain Vegetation Maintain Extant Shrub and Tree Plantings To insure success of tree and shrub planting efforts, a continuing annual maintenance schedule will be followed. Rodent control and tree guards to protect saplings, and weed control to reduce competition. Mowing will reduce competition and provide sunlight. Fertilizer and watering applications will increase survival the first year. Temporary deer fencing or repellant may be used. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $39,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain and/or enhance habitat function
No Metrics for this Work Element

Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage Boundary fence repair As soon as conditions allow in the spring, survey the entire boundary fence on all units of the wildlife area (60 miles) and repair to prevent trespass livestock use on the area. 3/15/2007 9/30/2009 $74,400
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
No Metrics for this Work Element

Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage Maintain physical improvements Maintain all buildings, wells, and other infrastructure to safely operate and manage the wildlife area. Well maintained infrastructure will prolong the life of all structures. Includes maintaining spring developments. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $74,400
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
No Metrics for this Work Element

Provide Public Access/Information Coulee Creek trail Improve trail system from the Hess lake parking area to the north end of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area through the Coulee Creek canyon. Include interpretive signs to educate public on wildlife habitat needs. 10/1/2008 9/30/2009 $12,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
No Metrics for this Work Element

Provide Public Access/Information Purchase easement/access agreement for improved access to the Pogue mountain unit. Purchase easement/access agreement to improve public access to the Pogue mountain unit. Build parking area adjacent to the Conconully highway and improve trail to DFW property line. Includes fencing to control use. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $15,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
No Metrics for this Work Element

Other Equipment/Vehicle Maintenance and/or Replacement Project equipment and vehicle maintenance (Fuel, LOF, tires, brakes, alignment, etc) and repairs. One 3/4 Pickup replaced in '07, one 3/4 Ton pickup replaced in '09. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $162,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
No Metrics for this Work Element

Other Maintain Informational Signs, Reader Boards, and Kiosks Installation of two information boards on Chesaw unit and parking area. Maintenance of all regulatory and informational signing across all wildlife area units. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $20,800
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Fire Protection, PILT, and Weed Assessments Payments of legally required taxes on project area. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $19,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Administrative Duties and Professional Development This element includes all the office and field management responsibilities to effectively carry out the wildlife area management/mitigation plan. Includes professional development to learn new techniques and/or increase scientific knowledge regarding target species and habitats. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $162,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
No Metrics for this Work Element

Outreach and Education Community Outreach Improve public perception of lands owned/managed by WDFW through the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area Citizens Advisory Group (CAG) contacts, presentations or tours, or news events. Educate the public regarding the needs of wildlife and habitat. The CAG has 12 members representing hundreds of people within their interest group. One presentation per year reaches 100's more, and talks or tours can reach additional people from the general public per season. Ongoing element. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $3,900
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
* # of general public reached: 200/year. CAG meetings and presentations.

Produce Inventory or Assessment Assess Habitat Conditions Photo points and vegetation data collection sites will be established and mapped for each unit. Staff will assess seeding and planting survival success of all enhancement efforts, and collect nested frequency and cover data on key plant species and exotic vegetation. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $7,800
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Annual Report Produce an annual report 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $5,850
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Monitor Recreational Use Interview hunters as they exit the area to determine hunter success. Talk with as many as possible before they head into the field to warn them of the closed season for sharp-tailed grouse. Record all use, including non-hunter use of the area. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $7,800
Biological Objectives Metrics
Implement management activities and schedules
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Monitor Sharp-Tailed Grouse Starting in mid March and continuing until Mid May, search all known sharp-tail grouse lek sites at least 2 times per season. Count total birds observed or flushed off the site. Search all adjoining lands and potential sites for sharp-tail use. Surveys will occur 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1 hour after sunrise. 3/15/2007 5/15/2009 $58,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Conduct research on sharp-tailed grouse
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 4.75 FTE's. F&W Bio 3 (12 months), F&W Bio 2 (12 months), Maint. Mech I (9 months), WCC crew (6 months). Also includes a 3.5 % increase per year (COLA). $156,495 $161,972 $167,641
Fringe Benefits Includes a 3.5% per year increase for COLA. $44,650 $46,213 $47,830
Supplies Includes a 3.5% per year inflation rate. $78,800 $81,558 $84,413
Travel Includes 3.5% per year inflation rate. $4,000 $4,140 $4,285
Capital Equipment One 3/4T replacement pickup and one Polaris ATV with spray equipment in 07. One Polaris ATV with spray equipment in 08. One 3/4T replacement pickup in 09. $42,000 $7,398 $35,000
Overhead Does not include overhead on capitol equipment $81,748 $84,609 $87,570
Totals $407,693 $385,890 $426,739

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$1,220,322
Total Work Element budget$1,220,322

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
$405,450 $419,641 This represents a 3.5% increase inflation rate over 2009 budget.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Future operational costs include administrative duties, monitoring recreational use and sharp-tailed grouse populations, community outreach, and reporting. Ongoing maintenance needs include extant tree and shrub plantings, roads and parking areas, weed control, equipment and vehicle repairs, signs and reader boards, physical improvements, and fence repair. As more lands are acquired adjacent to the project areas there becomes a need for more shrub-steppe restoration and riparian plantings, as well as the ongoing list of maintenance. When Pogue Mountain unit mule deer enhancements are completed in this project funding there is a need for the same forest thinning on the Chesaw unit. Future Operations and Maintenance costs will be similar to this project proposal, mostly due to the acquisition of additional lands in need of repair.
 
Termination Date Comments
 
Final Deliverables

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
$200,000
FY 2008 Budget
$200,000
FY 2009 Budget
$200,000
Total NPCC Rec
$600,000
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
$200,000
FY 2008 Budget
$200,000
FY 2009 Budget
$200,000
Total NPCC Rec
$600,000
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Comments:


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: This project began in 1991 with major land purchases (now 16,500 acres). Much habitat work has been completed including collecting native plant seeds and commercially growing them to develop a large quantity of locally adapted seed stock for reseeding.

This project has meaningful goals with appropriate monitoring data collected to evaluate the sharp-tailed grouse population change over time. With much management activity on a relatively large study area, the ISRP was pleased to see grouse population increases in recent years. Additionally, the ISRP was impressed with the inclusion of the grouse data in the proposal.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: This project began in 1991 with major land purchases (now 16,500 acres). Much habitat work has been completed including collecting native plant seeds and commercially growing them to develop a large quantity of locally adapted seed stock for reseeding.

This project has meaningful goals with appropriate monitoring data collected to evaluate the sharp-tailed grouse population change over time. With much management activity on a relatively large study area, the ISRP was pleased to see grouse population increases in recent years. Additionally, the ISRP was impressed with the inclusion of the grouse data in the proposal.

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