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Project Summary

Project 2003-072-00 - Habitat and Biodiversity Information System for Columbia River Basin
Project Number:
2003-072-00
Title:
Habitat and Biodiversity Information System for Columbia River Basin
Summary:
This project is based upon the Wildlife Habitat Relationship’s in Oregon and Washington book (Johnson and O’Neil 2001), which was supported by more than 40 organizations was an outgrowth of the Spotted Owl management issues that occurred in the early to mid-1990s. This book serves as a principal source for standardizing wildlife names, along with relationships with habitat types, structural conditions, and key environmental correlates (i.e. fine feature habitat elements). The collection of data sets that this project uses are called IBIS and are recognized as a regional information system. IBIS has been valued by other organizations as a "Key Informational Source for the Northwest” by National Biological Information Infrastructure, as "Best Available Science" by the Office of Community Development in Washington State, and as "Best Practices" by the Ash Institute-Harvard University. IBIS also includes a spatial component to habitat (mapping) and species range maps based off of the the Atlas of Oregon Wildlife (Csuti, O'Neil. Shaughnessy, Gaines, and Hak (2001) and other sources.. This project is identified as a "Core Program" to support Regional Planning by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Fish and Wildlife Program..
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Northwest Habitat Institute (Non-Profit)
Starting FY:
2004
Ending FY:
2014
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Data Management
Focal Species:
All Anadromous Fish
All Anadromous Salmonids
Bass, Largemouth
Bass, Smallmouth
Burbot
Carp, Common
Catfish
Chub, Oregon
Crappie, Black
Crappie, White
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal - Resident Populations
Cutthroat Trout, Lahontan
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Cutthroat Trout, Yellowstone
Kokanee
Lamprey, Western Brook
Other Anadromous
Perch, Yellow
Pike, Northern
Pikeminnow, Northern
Sturgeon, White - All Populations except Kootenai R. DPS
Sturgeon, White - Kootenai River DPS
Trout, Brook
Trout, Brown
Trout, Bull
Trout, Interior Redband
Trout, Lake
Trout, Rainbow
Walleye
Whitefish, Mountain
Wildlife
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 100.0%
Special:
None

White oak, ponderosa pine, and riparian mapping status in the Willamette Valley including the Forest Service’s Mt. Hood National Forest quads.

Figure Name: Figure 1

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 7

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674

A breakout of the riparian polygons mapped in 2011 (in yellow) within the Willamette Valley.

Figure Name: Figure 2

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 9

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674

Forest Service’s Mt. Hood National Forest quads mapped as a collaborative partnership.

Figure Name: Figure 3

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 10

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674

Sample NHI rangemap viewer built with ESRI Flex viewer web application

Figure Name: Figure 4

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 11

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674

Zoom-Out and Zoom-In view of Oregon Airborne Videography

Figure Name: Figure 5

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 12

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674

Wildlife Habitat Types, per acre value by polygon, and structural conditions at the Wildish property.

Figure Name: Figure 6a

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 14

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674

Wildlife Habitat Types, per acre value by polygon, and structural conditions at the Wildish property.

Figure Name: Figure 6b

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 14

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674

Wildlife Habitat Types, per acre value by polygon, and structural conditions at the Wildish property.

Figure Name: Figure 6c

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 14

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674

Invasive plant species-grass layer, Invasive plant species-shrub layer, Invasive plant species-tree layer, 100 year flood plain and relative wildlife habitat acreage contained within.

Figure Name: Figure 7a

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 15

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674

Invasive plant species-grass layer, Invasive plant species-shrub layer, Invasive plant species-tree layer, 100 year flood plain and relative wildlife habitat acreage contained within.

Figure Name: Figure 7b

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 15

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674

Invasive plant species-grass layer, Invasive plant species-shrub layer, Invasive plant species-tree layer, 100 year flood plain and relative wildlife habitat acreage contained within.

Figure Name: Figure 7c

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 15

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674

Invasive plant species-grass layer, Invasive plant species-shrub layer, Invasive plant species-tree layer, 100 year flood plain and relative wildlife habitat acreage contained within.

Figure Name: Figure 7d

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 15

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674

Reference map of the Wildish property in context with its surroundings.

Figure Name: Figure 8

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 16

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674

Location of Habitat Data Collection Projects.

Figure Name: Figure 9

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 17

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674

Change detection of riparian forests using aerial imagery and field visits at Green Island.

Figure Name: Figure 10

Document ID: P123951

Document: An Integrated Habitat and Biodiversity System For Columbia River Basin

Page Number: 18

Project: 2003-072-00

Contract: 54674


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) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2018 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2019 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

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

No Decided Budget Transfers

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
2013 (Draft)
2012 $165,000 50 %
2011 $142,000 46 %
2010
2009 $143,000 39 %
2008 $227,000 59 %
2007 $131,000 45 %

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
19561 SOW Northwest Habitat Institute PI 200307200 BIODIVERSITY SYST FOR COLUMBIA History $168,846 9/1/2004 - 9/30/2005
24577 SOW Northwest Habitat Institute 200307200 EXP BIODIVERSITY SYST FOR COLUMBIA History $157,831 10/1/2005 - 9/30/2006
29718 SOW Northwest Habitat Institute 200307200 EXP HABITAT AND BIODIVERSITY INFO SYSTEM FOR COLUMBIA History $157,831 10/1/2006 - 9/30/2007
34627 SOW Northwest Habitat Institute 200307200 EXP HABITAT AND BIODIVERSITY INFO SYSTEM FOR COLUMBIA History $157,830 10/1/2007 - 9/30/2008
38779 SOW Northwest Habitat Institute 200307200 EXP HABITAT AND BIODIVERSITY INFO SYSTEM FOR COLUMBIA History $222,125 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2009
43717 SOW Northwest Habitat Institute 200307200 EXP HABITAT AND BIODIVERSITY INFO SYSTEM FOR COLUMBIA History $161,777 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2010
49290 SOW Northwest Habitat Institute 200307200 EXP HABITAT AND BIODIVERSITY INFO SYSTEM FOR COLUMBIA History $165,821 10/1/2010 - 9/30/2011
54674 SOW Northwest Habitat Institute 2003-072-00 EXP HABITAT AND BIODIVERSITY INFO SYSTEM FOR COLUMBIA History $190,821 10/1/2011 - 12/31/2012



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):9
Completed:7
On time:7
Status Reports
Completed:30
On time:24
Avg Days Late:9

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
19561 24577, 29718, 34627, 38779, 43717, 49290, 54674 PI 200307200 BIODIVERSITY SYST FOR COLUMBIA Northwest Habitat Institute 09/2004 09/2004 History 30 76 0 2 2 80 95.00% 0
Project Totals 30 76 0 2 2 80 95.00% 0


Review: Resident Fish, Regional Coordination, and Data Management Category Review

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2003-072-00-ISRP-20120215
Project: 2003-072-00 - Habitat and Biodiversity Information System for Columbia River Basin
Review: Resident Fish, Regional Coordination, and Data Management Category Review
Proposal Number: RESCAT-2003-072-00
Completed Date: 4/17/2012
Final Round ISRP Date: 4/3/2012
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
Qualification #1 - Qualification 2/8/2012
The issues raised in this review can be addressed during contracting. No response to the ISRP is required. Deliverable 2 (Implement a GIS spatial library and repository for habitat data) and parts of Deliverable 5 (Continue to Acquire Other Regional Data Appropriate to Subbasin Planning and High-Level Indicators) appear to be regionally inconsistent with the objectives and deliverables of StreamNet and other fish and fish habitat data storage projects. Long-term storage of terrestrial wildlife and habitat data, including GIS data layers, may be more appropriate in a distributed network in cooperation with projects dealing with long-term storage and retrieval of fish and fish habitat data. Deliverable 5 needs specific details that can be specified during contacting, namely, what other data sets should be acquired and where will they be permanently stored, should NHI serve in a "tier 2 data analysis" capacity to derive and disseminate High-Level Indicators and GIS data layers based on non-spatial and spatial data that reside within agencies and organizations, and what non-spatial information should be acquired?
First Round ISRP Date: 2/8/2012
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
First Round ISRP Comment:

1. Purpose: Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

We support the proposal to present a more comprehensive and integrated wildlife approach in the Fish and Wildlife Program. The project as proposed will continue to support subbasin planning and will now include other work objectives to develop wildlife high-level indicator information and integrate habitat inventories and evaluations. 

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management (ISRP Review of Results)

IBIS is an information system providing service to the region on terrestrial wildlife and habitat issues. The project has started producing GIS map based products for the Basin and has made major accomplishments, particularly in helping with development of subbasin plans and production of wildlife habitat maps. 

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions for Type of Work (hatchery, RME, tagging)

This project is to merge the Habitat Evaluation Project (200600600) with the IBIS project, as well as to take steps to integrate with the CHaMP program (201100600).

The proposal identified four emerging limiting factors for the Council's Fish and Wildlife Program that if addressed would better inform subbasin planning, high-level indicators, and other monitoring projects.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

Deliverables 1, 3, and 4 meet scientific review criteria.

Deliverable 2 (Implement a GIS spatial library and repository for habitat data) and parts of Deliverable 5 (Continue to Acquire Other Regional Data Appropriate to Subbasin Planning and High-Level Indicators) appear to be in conflict with the objectives and deliverables of other proposals which meet scientific review criteria, namely StreamNet and other fish and fish habitat data storage projects. Long-term storage of terrestrial wildlife and habitat data, including GIS data layers, may be more appropriate in a distributed network in cooperation with projects dealing with long term storage and retrieval of fish and fish habitat data.

Deliverable 5 needs specific details that can be specified during contacting, namely what other data sets should be acquired and where will they be permanently stored, should NHI serve in a “tier 2 data analysis” capacity to derive and disseminate High-Level Indicators and GIS data layers based on non-spatial and spatial data that reside within agencies and organizations, and what non-spatial information should be acquired?

4a. Specific comments on protocols and methods described in MonitoringMethods.org

The wildlife habitat monitoring protocols, both at a fine and coarse scale, can be found in MonitoringMethods.org.

Modified by Dal Marsters on 4/17/2012 2:47:25 PM.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2003-072-00-NPCC-20120313
Project: 2003-072-00 - Habitat and Biodiversity Information System for Columbia River Basin
Review: Resident Fish, Regional Coordination, and Data Management Category Review
Proposal: RESCAT-2003-072-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 3/5/2014
Recommendation: Implement with Conditions
Comments: Council recommendation:

Revise proposed work based on the following recommendation through FY 2013:
This work should remain narrowly focused on Program evaluation needs and evolve towards web-service data accessibility for facilitating meeting these needs. Guidance from the wildlife managers and Council should guide wildlife and terrestrial related work needed for Program evaluation and reporting needs related to HEP, CHAP, subbasin and provincial assessments, and wildlife HLIs. The sponsor will work with Bonneville to incorporate all HEP data into the NWHI database by end of FY2013 (also see project-specific recommendation for NHI in Part 3-3b). Furthermore, if the PERC moves forward, it would be expected that the council recommendations based on the guidance from this committee would be incorporated in this work.
Review: Wildlife Category Review

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2003-072-00-ISRP-20090618
Project: 2003-072-00 - Habitat and Biodiversity Information System for Columbia River Basin
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 principal goal of this phase of the project is to continue development of common data sets and methods to inventory, monitor, and evaluate habitats for fish and wildlife. Among other uses, this information would be used in future subbasin planning efforts. This product was used during subbasin planning in all subbasins. Regular updating is necessary to ensure current data are easily available to users. With advances in small scale mapping and data storage, the product may be useful for monitoring of noxious weeds.

In the future, the ISRP recommends that more formal efforts be used to document use of the products produced by the project as well as to evaluate user satisfaction with services provided.
First Round ISRP Date: 3/26/2009
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
First Round ISRP Comment:
The principal goal of this phase of the project is to continue development of common data
sets and methods to inventory, monitor, and evaluate habitats for fish and wildlife. Among other uses this information would be in future subbasin planning efforts. This product was used during subbasin planning in all subbasins. Regular updating is necessary to ensure current data are easily available to users. With advances in small scale mapping and data storage the product may be useful for monitoring of noxious weeds.

In the future ISRP recommends that more formal efforts be used to document use of the products produced by the project as well as to evaluate user satisfaction with services provided.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2003-072-00-NPCC-20091217
Project: 2003-072-00 - Habitat and Biodiversity Information System for Columbia River Basin
Review: Wildlife Category Review
Approved Date: 5/31/2009
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Programmatic issues #2-3, #10, and Project-Specific Issue #2-3 for NHI. All or part of this project may be considered for funding in the RM&E category review. Staff recommend holding to BPA's SOY 2010 until Council and BPA address this issue.
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: Regional Coordination funding
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2003-072-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2003-072-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 3 - Does not appear reasonable
Comment: Habitat and "biodiversity" database for planning and monitoring; multiple other entities authorized or required to maintain this information; query whether cost share is too low or is this the kind of "glue" that no one else supports and that BPA can?

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2003-072-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2003-072-00
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: 2003-072-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2003-072-00 - Habitat and Biodiversity Information System for Columbia River Basin
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 is a detailed and thorough proposal for a big project. Among the database proposals, this is among the best justified. It includes an excellent recounting of the history of this effort, but little is said about how results have guided work in the Columbia River Basin, or how they solicit and utilize regular feedback on their products. Are all the users happy with the way habitats are quantified and displayed? As an example consider the following comment from the ISRP's review of the Flathead and Kootenai Subbasin Plans: "Planners used a biome approach informed by IBIS to assess wildlife. Specifically, they developed the Terrestrial Biome Assessment (TBA) tool to get to a finer level of analysis than that provided by IBIS, which is limited to qualitative measurements. The Terrestrial Biome Assessment includes both quantitative and qualitative data fields." www.nwcouncil.org/library/isrp/isrp2004-7.pdf. IBIS has likely progressed and can get to finer scales.

The rationale and significance to subbasin plans and regional programs is clearly and exhaustively described. Data developed by this proposal relate to the Fish and Wildlife Program, BiOp, and the ISRP retrospective report. This project provides data to, or works directly with, a wide range of projects. The proposal provides a good description of connections to many projects, BPA funded and otherwise.

The objectives and work elements are clearly described. The sponsors propose new decision support tools using data from the RME process: ELVIS (to provide guidance on wetland vegetation planning and monitoring protocols). Project effectiveness monitoring is proposed, as are quality control checks and data refinements.

Information transfer includes a website to disseminate habitat and biodiversity information and performance tools to support decision making, presentations at meetings, professional material development, peer reviewed publications, and an education outreach effort in a habitat assessment course offered at PSU.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2003-072-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2003-072-00 - Habitat and Biodiversity Information System for Columbia River Basin
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Interim funding pending Council review of data priorities. The Council will need to decide on the appropriate interim funding level pending further action on recommendatios from the data management workshop.

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Thomas O'Neill Project Lead Northwest Habitat Institute
Jamae Hilliard Creecy (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Christine Petersen Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration