BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal

Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Administrative

Title of project
Kalispel - Pend Oreille Wetlands 100 Acre Extension

BPA project number   5503700

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Sponsor type   WA-Tribe

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

 NameRay Entz
 Mailing addressKalispel Tribe of Indians
P.O. Box 39
Usk, WA 99180

BPA technical contact   , EWP

Biological opinion ID   

NWPPC Program number   11.3F.1

Short description
Protect, mitigate, & enhance 100 acres of wetlands and riparian habitat along the Pend Oreille River to benefit H.U.ís and target species associated with Albeni Falls Dam losses.

Project start year   1997    End year   2002

Start of operation and/or maintenance   2003

Project development phase   Implementation and Maintenance

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
Kalispel Resident Fish project No. 9500100. Slough will be used asa rearing area. Existing Pend Oreille Wetlands project as this would be an extention of the project and associated management.

Project history

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers
Merker, C.R. 1990. Kalispel Tribe of Indians Wildlife Mitigation and Restoration for Albeni Falls Dam: Flying Goose Ranch Phase I. Bpa Tchnical Report.

Management implications
Association with existing project will reduce management costs.

Specific measureable objectives
Habitat Units for each target species will be enumerated throughout the project. Crediting for BPA will be awarded at completion of project and/or HEP.

Testable hypothesis

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
The assumptions and constraints for project success and BPA crediting are available funds to complete enhancements and provisions for O&M money to secure crediting for the long term.

Weed Conrol - EPA approved chemicals applied by a licensed operator and mechanical removal.
Perch Tree - Thinning techniques in upland areas to improve stand heights. Reforestation in riparian areas.
Tree Density and Riparian - plantinging hardwoods in riparian areas to increase stems/acre from ~ 100 to ~ 900.
Shrub Swamp - Planting native species to increase acres of habitat type>.
Wetlands - Water control structures placed along existing dike will inundate ~ 89 additional surface acres.
Pasture - Hay and burn grasses in fall to manage pasture for waterfowl.

Brief schedule of activities
1997 - Land purchase.
1998-2002 - Continue to follow brown book management plan and complete implementation of project.

Biological need
To protect, mitigate, and enhance high priority habitats in the NPPC program, Section 11, Table 11-4, for Albeni Falls Dam.

Critical uncertainties
Funding availability and in-kind habitat for future mitigation opportunities.

Summary of expected outcome
Fully expect that about 250 H.U.ís will be credited to BPA for Albeni Falls Dam.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Opportunities exist to continue cooperative projects within the project. This project is adjacent to existing mitigation land, USFS land, and county land. Any opportnity to include these lands in managemetn will be considered to increase the benefits of the project.

No known risks exist for this project.

Monitoring activity
HEP will be used to measure the H.U.ís associated with the project. Mammalian and avian species distribution and abundance data will also be used to detrmine target species resopnse to habitat protection and enhancement.

Section 3. Budget

Data shown are the total of expense and capital obligations by fiscal year. Obligations for any given year may not equal actual expenditures or accruals within the year, due to carryover, pre-funding, capitalization and difference between operating year and BPA fiscal year.

Historic costsFY 1996 budget data*Current and future funding needs
(none) New project - no FY96 data available 1997: 200,000
1998: 20,000
1999: 20,000
2000: 20,000
2001: 20,000

* For most projects, Authorized is the amount recommended by CBFWA and the Council. Planned is amount currently allocated. Contracted is the amount obligated to date of printout.

Funding recommendations

CBFWA funding review group   Wildlife

Recommendation    Tier 1 - fund

Recommended funding level   $200,000