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Project Summary

Project 2000-009-00 - Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation
Project Number:
2000-009-00
Title:
Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation
Summary:
The Logan Valley was purchased in April 2000 to compensate, in part, for the loss of fish and wildlife resources in the Columbia and Snake River Basins. The project allows the Tribe to manage 1,760 acres of meadow, wetland, and sagebrush steppe habitats within the headwaters of the Malheur River. The property includes significant stretches of Big and Lake Creeks and hosts key habitat for bull trout. The project is also benefiting other populations of fish, wildlife, and plant species. General objectives include reviving and improving critical habitat for fish and wildlife populations, controlling/ eradicating weed populations, improving water quality, and preserving cultural resources.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Burns-Paiute Tribe (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2000
Ending FY:
2018
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Middle Snake Malheur 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
Bass, Largemouth
Bass, Smallmouth
Freshwater Mussels
OBSOLETE-Catfish
OBSOLETE-Crappie, Black
OBSOLETE-Crappie, White
OBSOLETE-Perch, Yellow
OBSOLETE-Pikeminnow, Northern
Other Resident
Trout, Brook
Trout, Bull (threatened)
Trout, Interior Redband
Trout, Rainbow
Whitefish, Mountain
Wildlife
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 100.0%
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

Cover photo

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

Fencing (Green) and Willow Planting (Pink).

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

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Contract: 45459

Known weed infestations.

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

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Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

Thinning Location.

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

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Project: 2000-009-00

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Picture of Oregon semaphore grass.

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

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Project: 2000-009-00

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Proposed fence locations.

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

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Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

Stream Photo Locations

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

BC #1 Upstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

BC #1 Downstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

BC #2 Upstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

BC #2 Downstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

BC #3 Upstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

BC #3 Downstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

BC #4 Upstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

BC #4 Downstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

BC #5 Upstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

BC #5 Downstream

Figure Name: Appendix B, Figure 8j

Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

MR #1 Upstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

MR #1 Downstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

MCC #1 Upstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

MCC #1 Downstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

MCC #2 Upstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

MCC #2 Downstream

Figure Name: Appendix B, Figure 8p

Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

LC #1 Upstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

LC #1 Downstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

LC #2 Upstream

Figure Name: Appendix B, Figure 8s

Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

LC #2 Downstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

LC #3 Upstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

LC #3 Downstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

LC #4 Upstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

LC #4 Downstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

LC #5 Upstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

LC #5 Downstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

LC #6 Upstream

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Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

LC #6 Downstream

Figure Name: Appendix B, Figure 8ab

Document ID: P119238

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site 2010 Annual Report

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 45459

Burn Location.

Figure Name: Figure 5

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 10

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

Picture of Oregon Semaphore grass.

Figure Name: Figure 6

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 16

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

MCC #2 Upstream

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Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 35

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

MCC #2 Downstream

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Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 35

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

LC #1 Upstream

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Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

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Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

LC #1 Downstream

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Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

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Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

LC #2 Upstream

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Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 36

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

Area of Small Exclosure Fencing.

Figure Name: Figure 2

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 7

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

Location of Aspen Plantings and Associated Exclosures.

Figure Name: Figure 3

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 8

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

Known weed infestations.

Figure Name: Figure 4

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 9

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

Oregon Semaphore grass ouplantings with latitude and longitude.

Figure Name: Figure 7

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 16

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

Stream Photo Locations

Figure Name: Appendix B-Figure 1

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 31

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

BC #1 Upstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 1

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

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Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

BC #1 Downstream

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Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 32

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

BC #2 Upstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 3

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

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Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

BC #2 Downstream

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Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 32

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

BC #3 Upstream

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Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

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Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

BC #3 Downstream

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Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

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Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

BC #4 Upstream

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Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 33

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

BC #4 Downstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 8

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 33

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

BC #5 Upstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 9

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 34

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

BC #5 Downstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 10

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 34

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

MR #1 Upstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 11

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 34

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

MR #1 Downstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 12

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 34

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

MCC #1 Upstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 13

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 35

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

MCC #1 Downstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 14

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 35

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

LC #2 Downstream

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Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 36

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

LC #3 Upstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 21

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 37

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

LC #3 Downstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 22

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 37

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

LC #4 Upstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 23

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 37

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

LC #4 Downstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 24

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 37

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

LC #6 Upstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 25

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 38

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548

LC #6 Downstream

Figure Name: Appendix B-Photo 26

Document ID: P124456

Document: Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Site; 1/11 - 12/11

Page Number: 38

Project: 2000-009-00

Contract: 50548


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) $162,084 $162,084 $162,084 $162,084 $173,529

General $162,084 $162,084 $162,084 $173,529
FY2018 (Current) $161,434 $161,434 $161,434 $161,434 $21,619

General $161,434 $161,434 $161,434 $21,619
FY2019 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

General $0 $0 $0 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Nov-2017

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2017 - FY2019)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2017 Expense $162,084 From: General FY17 SOY Budgets 06/02/2016
FY2018 Expense $161,434 From: General FY18 SOY Budgets 07/17/2017

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

FY2017 0 %
FY2016 0 %
FY2015 0 %
FY2014 19 %
FY2013 28 %
FY2012 25 %
FY2011 25 %
FY2010 25 %
FY2009 62 %
FY2008 79 %
FY2007 50 %
Fiscal Year Cost Share Partner Total Proposed
Contribution
Total Confirmed
Contribution

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
74622 SOW Burns-Paiute Tribe 2000-009-00 EXP LOGAN VALLEY WILDLIFE MITIGATION Issued $162,084 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
77964 SOW Burns-Paiute Tribe 2000-009-00 EXP LOGAN VALLEY WILDLIFE MITIGATION BPT Issued $161,434 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):18
Completed:16
On time:16
Status Reports
Completed:49
On time:41
Avg Days Early:6

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
4855 20865, 25876, 30989, 36160, 40840, 45459, 50548, 55165, 59432, 63745, 67694, 71116, 74622, 77964 2000-009-00 LOGAN VALLEY WILDLIFE MITIGATION Burns-Paiute Tribe 05/2001 05/2001 Issued 49 181 14 0 14 209 93.30% 0
Project Totals 49 181 14 0 14 209 93.30% 0


Review: Wildlife Category Review

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2000-009-00-ISRP-20090618
Project: 2000-009-00 - Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation
Review: Wildlife Category Review
Completed Date: 5/19/2009
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The project is well described, justified, described, planned, and documented. The location of this project makes it likely that fish and wildlife will benefit from the actions taken. The monitoring and evaluation plan is good. The sponsors are encouraged to effectively summarize their quantitative and qualitative results to provide further evidence of the value of the project. The long-term grazing allotment and grazing issues will be important issues affecting the landscape. Institutional policy decisions concerning grazing should be clearly articulated.

1. Technical Justification, Program Significance and Consistency, and Project Relationships
The technical justification of the project is written clearly and is compelling. This ongoing work is in a good geographic position to improve water and riparian conditions downstream as well as in the immediate area. The logical need for the project is clearly explained. The restoration activities are likely to benefit several fish and wildlife species. The proposal identifies the importance of the project to the Malheur subbasin. Focal species were identified and related to both the Malheur subbasin plan and to ODFW's wildlife species of concern. Relationships to other restoration efforts in the region were given in general terms.

2. Project History and Results
The history of the project is clearly reported and provides context that includes cultural justification to complement the biological justification. Partial results from 2006-2008 are presented in the proposal, but the short time series and lack of effective interpretation make evaluation of project success difficult. It would have been helpful to include monitoring data, even though preliminary, on upland and riparian vegetative recovery since grazing exclusion.

3. Objectives, Work Elements, and Methods
The objectives, work elements, and methods are described in a coherent manner. Several work elements involving alternative strategies are used to address the same objective. It is likely that such a strategy will result in useful information to share with others concerning successes and lessons learned. A map of the area showing where different actions would occur (fencing, controlled burning, and noxious weed control) for each biological objective would help. In general the work description and methods were adequately detailed.

4. M&E
Similar to the ISRP FY 2007-09 review, the monitoring and evaluation includes vegetative monitoring through four different methods: photo monitoring, noxious weed monitoring, HEP and forest inventory monitoring. The sponsors note that HEP provides an additional source of information that can be used to assess vegetative changes specifically for the focal species used in the baseline HEP, even though the ISRP does not recommend HEP as a monitoring tool. We note once again that field observations complement photography in understanding mechanisms involved and in developing any needed modifications or replicating success. More information should have been provided on how the data would be analyzed and archived.
First Round ISRP Date: 3/26/2009
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
First Round ISRP Comment:
The project is well described, justified, described, planned, and documented. The location of this project makes it likely that fish and wildlife will benefit from the actions taken. The monitoring and evaluation plan is good. The sponsors are encouraged to effectively summarize their quantitative and qualitative results to provide further evidence of the value of the project. The long-term grazing allotment and grazing issues will be important issues affecting the landscape. Institutional policy decisions concerning grazing should be clearly articulated.

1. Technical Justification, Program Significance and Consistency, and Project Relationships
The technical justification of the project is written clearly and is compelling. This ongoing work is in a good geographic position to improve water and riparian conditions downstream as well as in the immediate area. The logical need for the project is clearly explained. The restoration activities are likely to benefit several fish and wildlife species. The proposal identifies the importance of the project to the Malheur subbasin. Focal species were identified and related to both the Malheur subbasin plan and to ODFW's wildlife species of concern. Relationships to other restoration efforts in the region were given in general terms.

2. Project History and Results
The history of the project is clearly reported and provides context that includes cultural justification to complement the biological justification. Partial results from 2006-2008 are presented in the proposal, but the short time series and lack of effective interpretation make evaluation of project success difficult. It would have been helpful to include monitoring data, even though preliminary, on upland and riparian vegetative recovery since grazing exclusion.

3. Objectives, Work Elements, and Methods
The objectives, work elements, and methods are described in a coherent manner. Several work elements involving alternative strategies are used to address the same objective. It is likely that such a strategy will result in useful information to share with others concerning successes and lessons learned. A map of the area showing where different actions would occur (fencing, controlled burning, noxious weed control) for each biological objective would help. In general the work description and methods were adequately detailed.

4. M&E
Similar to the ISRP FY 2007-09 review, the monitoring and evaluation includes vegetative monitoring through four different methods: photo monitoring, noxious weed monitoring, HEP and forest inventory monitoring. The sponsors note that HEP provides an additional source of information that can be used to assess vegetative changes specifically for the focal species used in the baseline HEP, even though the ISRP does not recommend HEP as a monitoring tool. We note once again that field observations complement photography in understanding mechanisms involved and in developing any needed modifications or replicating success. More information should have been provided on how the data would be analyzed and archived.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2000-009-00-NPCC-20091217
Project: 2000-009-00 - Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation
Review: Wildlife Category Review
Approved Date: 5/31/2009
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Programmatic issue # 2-3 and # 7
Conditions:
Council Condition #1 Programmatic Issue: Habitat Evaluation Procedure (HEP) - interaction between wildlife crediting and monitoring
Council Condition #2 Programmatic Issue: Habitat Evaluation Procedure (HEP) participation funding
Council Condition #3 Programmatic Issue: Management Plans - Multiple uses of wildlife conservation lands
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2000-009-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2000-009-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: O&M on BPA-funded wildlife mitigation site; assume requested funds consistent with terms of MOA.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2000-009-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2000-009-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2000-009-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2000-009-00 - Logan Valley 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:
The logical need for the project is explained in the proposal. Multiple fish and wildlife species could possibly benefit from these restoration activities. The proposal demonstrates the significance of the project to the Malheur subbasin. The history of the project is clearly reported. The context includes cultural justification that complements the biological justification. This project is in a good topographic position to influence water and riparian conditions downstream as well the proximate area.

The monitoring and evaluation includes vegetative monitoring through four different methods: aerial photos, willow monitoring, vegetation transects and HEP. The sponsors note that the ISRP does not recommend HEP as a vegetation monitoring tool but assert that it is a source of additional information that can be used to assess vegetative changes specifically for the focal species used in the baseline HEP. Statements of desired conditions are very useful starting points. A few comments on vegetation monitoring: aerial photos will provide useful information on overstory species change, but will tell little about the reasons, e.g., recruitment or development of existing plants. Some field observation to complement photography will aid in understanding mechanisms involved and in developing any needed modifications or replicating success. It is noted that elk browsing appears to be limiting willow recovery. Is any management change indicated to assure meeting project objectives? It appears that vegetation frequency data may be incorrectly understood as more than just occurrence of a species in a proportion of plots examined. The sponsors should verify that this will give them what they are seeking. As far as transects: 1 per vegetation type will not allow very robust interpretation, regardless of the number of subsamples associated with the location. The ISRP appreciates that wildlife monitoring is also described in the response.

Relationship and collaboration with other projects are noted. Publications and other methods of sharing results were identified in the response. Methods to share successes and lessons learned with others involved in similar monitoring and restoration activities should be utilized.

Most objectives seem appropriate given the detail presented. The ISRP hopes to see more adaptive management as the project proceeds. Adaptive management means a systematic evaluation of monitoring results by the team to be used to verify successes, identify unanticipated opportunities, and change management when needed.

The description of facilities, equipment, and personnel is well written. The facilities, equipment, and personnel are generally appropriate. The sponsors have identified a consulting biometrician to provide statistical support as necessary.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2000-009-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2000-009-00 - Logan Valley 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
Kyle Heinrick (Inactive) Technical Contact Burns-Paiute Tribe
Maria Clark Administrative Contact Burns-Paiute Tribe
Paul Krueger (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Paul Ashley (Inactive) Technical Contact Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Jonathan Goodman Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
Siena Lopez-Johnston Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Erica Maltz Project Lead Burns-Paiute Tribe