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Project Summary

Project 1995-057-00 - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation
Project Number:
1995-057-00
Title:
Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation
Summary:
This is for on-going coordination within the Council's CBF&W Program; and for operation, maintenance, monitoring and evaluation at wildlife mitigation properties previously acquired with BPA funding, for the Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation project.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
2004
Ending FY:
2032
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Middle Snake Boise 10.00%
Upper Snake Snake Upper 90.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
Wildlife
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 100.0%
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

Centennial Marsh, located in Camas County Idaho.

Figure Name: Cover

Document ID: P122101

Document: Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation FY10 annual report

Page Number: 1

Project: 1995-057-00

Contract: 49724

Centennial Marsh, located in Camas County Idaho.

Figure Name: Cover

Document ID: P126132

Document: Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation; 10/10 - 9/11

Page Number: 1

Project: 1995-057-00

Contract: 54762


Summary of Budgets

To view all expenditures for all fiscal years, click "Project Exp. by FY"

Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2017 (Previous) $400,000 $400,000 $318,828 $318,828 $376,739

Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation (IDFG) $400,000 $318,828 $318,828 $376,739
FY2018 (Current) $400,000 $400,000 $400,000 $400,000 $218,599

Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation (IDFG) $400,000 $400,000 $400,000 $218,599
FY2019 (Next) $410,000 $410,000 $380,000 $380,000 $0

Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation (IDFG) $410,000 $380,000 $380,000 $0
Capital SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2017 (Previous) $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $0 $0 $0

Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation (IDFG) $5,000,000 $0 $0 $0
FY2018 (Current) $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $0 $0 $0

Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation (IDFG) $2,500,000 $0 $0 $0
FY2019 (Next) $2,562,500 $2,562,500 $0 $0 $0

Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation (IDFG) $2,562,500 $0 $0 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Jul-2018

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2017 - FY2019)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2017 Capital $5,000,000 From: Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation (IDFG) Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation-IDFG 09/23/2014
FY2017 Expense $400,000 From: Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation (IDFG) Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation-IDFG 09/23/2014
FY2018 Capital $2,500,000 From: Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation (IDFG) Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation-IDFG 09/23/2014
FY2018 Expense $400,000 From: Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation (IDFG) Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation-IDFG 09/23/2014
FY2019 Capital $2,500,000 From: Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation (IDFG) Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation-IDFG 09/23/2014
FY2019 Capital $62,500 From: Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation (IDFG) SIWM-IDFG MOA - Inflation adjustments 09/23/2014
FY2019 Expense $400,000 From: Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation (IDFG) Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation-IDFG 09/23/2014
FY2019 Expense $10,000 From: Fish Accord - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation (IDFG) SIWM-IDFG MOA - Inflation adjustments 09/23/2014

Pending Budget Decision?  No


Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2018
Cost Share Partner Total Proposed Contribution Total Confirmed Contribution
There are no project cost share contributions to show.
Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
2014 (Draft)
2013
2012 $46,104 1 %
2011
2010
2009 $1,901 0 %
2008 $360 0 %
2007 $231,000 7 %

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Capital Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
BPA-007282 Bonneville Power Administration Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation Land Acquisition Active $0 10/1/1998 - 9/30/1999
BPA-007287 Bonneville Power Administration Rudeen Ranch Land Acquisition Active $0 10/1/2000 - 9/30/2001
BPA-007281 Bonneville Power Administration Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation Land Acquisition Active $0 10/1/2002 - 9/30/2003
BPA-003840 Bonneville Power Administration IDFG's SIWM Acquisitions Active $2,279,851 10/1/2007 - 9/30/2008
BPA-004587 Bonneville Power Administration IDFG's SIWM Acquisitions Active $0 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2009
BPA-006469 Bonneville Power Administration FY12 Capital Land Acquisitions Active $5,059,268 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
BPA-008355 Bonneville Power Administration FY14 Capital Land Active $14,000,000 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2014
BPA-008238 Bonneville Power Administration FY15 Capital Land Active $0 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015
BPA-008809 Bonneville Power Administration FY16 Capital Land Acquisition Active $1,857,697 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2016
BPA-009695 Bonneville Power Administration FY17 Capital Land Acquisition Active $0 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017
BPA-009887 Bonneville Power Administration FY18 Capital Land Acquisition Active $0 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
BPA-007297 Bonneville Power Administration Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation Land Acquisition Active $0 10/1/2001 - 9/30/2002
6388 REL 21 SOW Applied Archaeological Research CAMAS PRAIRIE CULTURAL REVIEW History $8,151 5/13/2002 - 6/30/2002
BPA-005531 Bonneville Power Administration TBL Task Order Active $394 10/1/2006 - 9/30/2007
BPA-005532 Bonneville Power Administration TBL Task Order Active $4,969 10/1/2007 - 9/30/2008
BPA-004588 Bonneville Power Administration TBL Work for IDFG's Acquistions Active $16,669 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2009
BPA-005037 Bonneville Power Administration FY10 Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation Active $0 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2010
BPA-005481 Bonneville Power Administration TBL Work for FY2011 IDFG Active $14,917 10/1/2010 - 9/30/2011
BPA-006203 Bonneville Power Administration FY12 Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation - IDFG Active $17,116 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
BPA-007171 Bonneville Power Administration Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation - IDGF Active $4,401 10/1/2012 - 9/30/2013
BPA-007522 Bonneville Power Administration FY14 Land Acquisitions Active $559 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2014
BPA-008580 Bonneville Power Administration TBL Task Order Active $38,332 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015
BPA-008564 Bonneville Power Administration TBL Work Active $33,266 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2016
BPA-009296 Bonneville Power Administration TBL Task Order Active $6,740 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017
77322 SOW Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 1995-057-00 EXP SOUTHERN IDAHO WILDLIFE MITIGATION Issued $370,000 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
BPA-010170 Bonneville Power Administration FY18 Realty Services Active $30,000 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
CR-326426 SOW Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 1995-057-00 EXP SOUTHERN IDAHO WILDLIFE MITIGATION - TBL Pending $380,000 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):33
Completed:30
On time:30
Status Reports
Completed:122
On time:66
Avg Days Late:19

Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
BPA-007282 Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation Land Acquisition Bonneville Power Administration 10/1998 10/1998 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-007287 Rudeen Ranch Land Acquisition Bonneville Power Administration 10/2000 10/2000 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6339 24655, 24656, 29548, 29547, 35435, 35973, 40422, 40386, 44375, 44376, 49724, 49931, 54762, 54763, 59754, 59695, 62940, 63060 1995-057-00 SOUTHERN IDAHO WILDLIFE MITIGATION Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 03/2001 03/2001 Closed 69 218 0 0 6 224 97.32% 1
BPA-007297 Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation Land Acquisition Bonneville Power Administration 10/2001 10/2001 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-007281 Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation Land Acquisition Bonneville Power Administration 10/2002 10/2002 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16616 25698, 35092, 38587, 43652, 47812, 53109, 57577, 61687, 65189 PROJECT NO. 1995-057-00 RICE PROPERTY O&M Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 01/2004 01/2004 Closed 38 81 6 0 6 93 93.55% 1
BPA-005531 TBL Task Order Bonneville Power Administration 10/2006 10/2006 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-003840 IDFG's SIWM Acquisitions Bonneville Power Administration 10/2007 10/2007 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-005532 TBL Task Order Bonneville Power Administration 10/2007 10/2007 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-004587 IDFG's SIWM Acquisitions Bonneville Power Administration 10/2008 10/2008 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-004588 TBL Work for IDFG's Acquistions Bonneville Power Administration 10/2008 10/2008 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-005037 FY10 Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation Bonneville Power Administration 10/2009 10/2009 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-005481 TBL Work for FY2011 IDFG Bonneville Power Administration 10/2010 10/2010 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-006469 FY12 Capital Land Acquisitions Bonneville Power Administration 10/2011 10/2011 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-006203 FY12 Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation - IDFG Bonneville Power Administration 10/2011 10/2011 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-007171 Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation - IDGF Bonneville Power Administration 10/2012 10/2012 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008355 FY14 Capital Land Bonneville Power Administration 10/2013 10/2013 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-007522 FY14 Land Acquisitions Bonneville Power Administration 10/2013 10/2013 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
67495 70464, 73692, 77322 1995-057-00 EXP SIWM WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 10/2014 10/2014 Pending 14 51 16 0 0 67 100.00% 1
BPA-008238 FY15 Capital Land Bonneville Power Administration 10/2014 10/2014 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008580 TBL Task Order Bonneville Power Administration 10/2014 10/2014 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008564 TBL Work Bonneville Power Administration 10/2015 10/2015 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008809 FY16 Capital Land Acquisition Bonneville Power Administration 10/2015 10/2015 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-009296 TBL Task Order Bonneville Power Administration 10/2016 10/2016 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-009695 FY17 Capital Land Acquisition Bonneville Power Administration 10/2016 10/2016 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-009887 FY18 Capital Land Acquisition Bonneville Power Administration 10/2017 10/2017 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-010170 FY18 Realty Services Bonneville Power Administration 10/2017 10/2017 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 121 350 22 0 12 384 96.88% 3


Review: Wildlife Category Review

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1995-057-00-ISRP-20090618
Project: 1995-057-00 - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation
Review: Wildlife Category Review
Completed Date: 5/19/2009
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Does Not Meet Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The sponsors provided much material in their response, but the ISRP’s concerns were largely unaddressed. To bolster scientific and technical justification, the sponsors provided tables of HUs and a few general comments, but this was inadequate scientific or technical justification for the actions proposed.

What monitoring and evaluation has actually taken place other than HEP? The use of HEP does not substitute for effectiveness monitoring. One of the objectives of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife program is to monitor and evaluate habitat and species responses to mitigation actions. In the sponsor response there is ample acknowledgement that M&E should be conducted, and plans for monitoring in general are included. However, data and summaries of actual monitoring and evaluation are still lacking.

Attaching management plans and annual reports is useful, but reviewers spent fruitless hours rummaging through these looking for information missing from the proposal. The narrative refers reviewers to the annual reports for monitoring data and analyses, but neither are included in the reports and the reports refer only to Deer Parks. What is the status of monitoring on the other units? The Deer Parks management plan shows what data are supposed to be collected, but the appended monitoring plan is undated and there is no indication it has been used. In lieu of monitoring results, observations or conclusions are offered without any data to support them. The monitoring outlined in the management plan differs from what is in this proposal. Both, however, include HEP as effectiveness monitoring. Once parcels have been acquired and management plans put into place, more specific monitoring and adaptive management should occur than is included in or supported by HEP. Annual reports from 2006-2008 document numerous activities including sharecropping, weed control and facilities upgrades. When did, or will the first round of vegetation monitoring occur? This is what will tell us about the success of these habitat activities. Likewise, year to year comparisons of wildlife data will eventually provide some insight into the success of habitat manipulations.

Neither objectives, nor work elements have been put into quantifiable terms. For example, how many acres do you plan to treat for weeds? How many acres do you plan to plant with native vegetation? Quoting the Fish and Wildlife Program objectives is not sufficient. The individual projects are intended to operationalize the Program, and hence must be more detailed so that it can be seen what contribution to Program goals can be expected from individual projects. Without measures, how would you ever know if you had been successful and were fully mitigated, or if your efforts failed?

Most earlier comments on this proposal are repeated below as most still apply.
First Round ISRP Date: 3/26/2009
First Round ISRP Rating: Response Requested
First Round ISRP Comment:
These are partially edited from the preliminary review.

A simple response to ISRP concerns will not be sufficient. A rewritten proposal is needed. We suggest the sponsor take a look at the Pine Creek Wildlife Proposal as a model. As written, this proposal is very general and does not follow the narrative instructions. There is not enough specific information to evaluate the scientific merit of the project. There is no indication of biological results from the prior 13 years. Management plans for parcels in addition to Deer Parks are important because activities on 8 separate parcels are lumped together. References include nothing more recent than 2003.

1. Technical Justification, Program Significance and Consistency, and Project Relationships
It appears the sponsors did not look at the narrative instructions. The technical and scientific background section lacks technical or scientific information. The project relationships section does address subbasin plans and other programs in general terms, but does not provide any specificity regarding future project activities.

2. Project History and Results
Except for a section on acquisition priority formulation, there is nothing more detailed than acres and HUs. What enhancements have been accomplished? Monitoring is mentioned, but are there any results? Has there been any adaptive management based in prior years' activity? This section includes very little of what was requested.

3. Objectives, Work Elements, and Methods
Objectives are not in a measurable form. For example, how many acres or HUs do they anticipate acquiring in what priority habitats or areas? Are they actively seeking lands and if they are, how?

4. M&E
It sounds as if monitoring is all in the future. Has there been monitoring yet? Adaptive management section is also very unclear. When will the data be evaluated and by whom? Has there been any M&E, and if so, what are the results?
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1995-057-00-NPCC-20091217
Project: 1995-057-00 - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation
Review: Wildlife Category Review
Approved Date: 5/31/2009
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: No recommedation at this time. Funding pending future review and apporval by ISRP/Council; Expense budget included as a placeholder.
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1995-057-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1995-057-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: O&M and M&E for wildlife mitigation lands; some activities may be responsibility of landowner per MOAs (eg noxious weeds); also need to ensure BPA is not funding activities on BLM-owned lands that BLM already authorized/required to perform. This was confirmed by COTR, so rating changed from a "3" to a "1."

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1995-057-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1995-057-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 9/14/2007
Capital Rating: Qualifies for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: Land
Comment: Capital funding approval submitted by BPA COTR. The COTR, COTR's Manager and BPA Accountant certified that the request meets the BPA F&W capital policy and is approved for capital funding (if capital funds are available).

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1995-057-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1995-057-00 - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This proposal cites more appropriate literature than most wildlife proposals and demonstrates an emphasis on use of science in management. The authors clearly stated the problem. The ISRP wonders whether the proposed acquisitions link to other current or future parcels, perhaps under other ownership, that create a landscape level habitat network. Is there such a thing here, or could there be?

The objectives are generally clear and measurable, but timelines are continuous. Work elements regarding monitoring protocols are especially clear and appear sound. Focal species' links to the landscape are not presented. Persistence of benefits to fish and wildlife is implied, given continuing support. Could some of these sites become more self sustaining, for example, convert irrigated sites to native vegetation?

It is not clear that monitoring data already being collected for prior acquisitions have been evaluated for adaptive management and achievement of Program goals. Information transfer is not mentioned, nor any published outputs. By the next review this proposal should report monitoring results in biological terms and applications for adaptive management based on the results.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1995-057-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1995-057-00 - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Interim funding pending wildlife o&m review.

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Gregg Servheen Supervisor Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Steve Elam Project Lead Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Paul Kline Interested Party Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Luca De Stefanis Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
Sandra Fife Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration