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Project Summary

Project 2006-005-00 - Asotin Creek Wildlife Mitigation
Project Number:
2006-005-00
Title:
Asotin Creek Wildlife Mitigation
Summary:
The Asotin Creek Wildlife Area is approximately 33,000 acres in size. In 2003 and 2004, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) acquired 8,500 acres from the Schlee Family in two parcels located on Smoothing Iron Ridge and Lower George Creek. In 2004, WDFW acquired the Bickford acquisition in lower George Creek. Both acquisitions were funded by BPA and operation and maintenance activities are also funded by BPA each year. Priority activities include boundary fence maintenance, noxious weed control, upland wildlife habitat development, and facility maintenance.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
2006
Ending FY:
2032
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Blue Mountain Asotin 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
Wildlife
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 100.0%
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

Tractor pulling 50’ Degelman heavy harrow at Smoothing Iron Ridge. August 2011

Figure Name: Photo 1

Document ID: P124867

Document: Asotin Creek Wildlife Area O & M; 10/10 - 9/11

Page Number: 4

Project: 2006-005-00

Contract: 50187

Degelman heavy harrow at Smoothing Iron Ridge CRP field.

Figure Name: Photo 2

Document ID: P124867

Document: Asotin Creek Wildlife Area O & M; 10/10 - 9/11

Page Number: 5

Project: 2006-005-00

Contract: 50187

Second application of glyphosate herbicide to CRP fields at Smoothing Iron Ridge. September2011

Figure Name: Photo 3

Document ID: P124867

Document: Asotin Creek Wildlife Area O & M; 10/10 - 9/11

Page Number: 6

Project: 2006-005-00

Contract: 50187

Mechanical Weed control in Native Grass at Smoothing Iron Ridge.

Figure Name: Photo 4

Document ID: P124867

Document: Asotin Creek Wildlife Area O & M; 10/10 - 9/11

Page Number: 7

Project: 2006-005-00

Contract: 50187


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 *
FY2018 (Previous) $183,191 $183,191 $183,191 $183,191 $195,190

General $183,191 $183,191 $183,191 $195,190
FY2019 (Current) $183,191 $183,191 $183,191 $183,191 $14,343

General $183,191 $183,191 $183,191 $14,343
FY2020 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

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

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2018 - FY2020)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2018 Expense $171,020 From: General FY18 SOY Budgets 07/17/2017
FY2018 Expense $11,779 From: General July 25th 2017 Transfers 07/25/2017
FY2018 Expense $392 From: General Asotin FY18 Adjustment 08/03/2017
FY2019 Expense $183,191 From: General WDFW (FY19-Q1) SOY Budgets - 9/18/2018 09/18/2018

Pending Budget Decision?  No


Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2019
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
2017 (Draft)
2016 $37,500 18 %
2015 $30,000 15 %
2014 $27,500 14 %
2013 $32,500 17 %
2012 $32,500 17 %
2011
2010 $36,000 19 %
2009 $62,500 29 %
2008 $200,000 57 %
2007 $160,000 52 %

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
74314 REL 20 SOW Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) 2006-005-00 EXP ASOTIN CREEK WILDLIFE AREA O&M 2018 Issued $183,191 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
74314 REL 54 SOW Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) 2006-005-00 EXP ASOTIN CREEK WILDLIFE AREA O&M 2019 Issued $183,191 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):15
Completed:8
On time:8
Status Reports
Completed:52
On time:18
Avg Days Late:16

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
25403 29534, 34928, 39682, 44225, 50187, 55038, 59257, 63046, 66628, 70532, 74101, 74314 REL 20, 74314 REL 54 2006-005-00 EXP ASOTIN CREEK WILDLIFE AREA O&M Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) 10/2005 10/2005 Issued 52 194 0 0 33 227 85.46% 5
Project Totals 52 194 0 0 33 227 85.46% 5


The table content is updated frequently and thus contains more recent information than what was in the original proposal reviewed by ISRP and Council.

Review: Wildlife Category Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2006-005-00-NPCC-20091217
Project: 2006-005-00 - Asotin Creek Wildlife Mitigation
Review: Wildlife Category Review
Approved Date: 5/31/2009
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Programmatic issue # 7. Sponsor to address ISRP qualifcation in next review cycle. See ISRP recommendations
Conditions:
Council Condition #1 Programmatic Issue: Management Plans - Multiple uses of wildlife conservation lands

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2006-005-00-ISRP-20090618
Project: 2006-005-00 - Asotin Creek Wildlife Mitigation
Review: Wildlife Category Review
Completed Date: 5/19/2009
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The ISRP thanks the Agency for responding to our requests for the grazing plan and the explanation for maintaining the agricultural fields on the property. The ISRP qualifies its recommendation with an explicit expectation that results of monitoring vegetation and wildlife response to grazing will be included in the next review cycle.
First Round ISRP Date: 3/26/2009
First Round ISRP Rating: Response Requested
First Round ISRP Comment:
The reviewers request:
a) A clear justification for maintaining the agricultural fields.
b) More details on how they plan to restore habitat. They mention replanting native plants. Please provide some methodological detail about this restoration. For example, what plants seeds will be used?
c) A better link among objectives, work elements, and M&E.
The objectives need to be more detailed. For example, please describe in greater detail in the M&E section where and when you will sample the vegetation using vegetation sampling points. We would like to see an example of a grazing plan if cattle are going to be managed on the Project.
d) That any M&E work completed since 2004 be summarized, including bird surveys, elk counts, deer counts, sheep counts, vegetation response to plantings/restoration, and weed control efforts.
Documentation Links:
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2006-005-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2006-005-00 - Asotin Creek Wildlife Mitigation
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Interim funding pending wildlife o&m review.

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2006-005-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2006-005-00 - Asotin Creek 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 meets the ISRP review criteria and benefits wildlife. However, the ISRP suggests that the sponsor address the following comments to improve the project. The ISRP does not need to see a response to these comments but suggests them as material that could improve the proposal for implementation and subsequent review.

The proposal could be improved by a fuller treatment of biological objectives, and monitoring and evaluation of these objectives. In the future, the authors could improve their proposal by showing data in tables or figures. Photographs can be powerful tools for showing progress on habitat changes (riparian, upland, crop fields). The ISRP suggests that upland habitats be monitored for vegetation and bird responses; this will likely require survey sites independent of the BBS route used currently. Weed control efforts present an opportunity to monitor and evaluate management activities. The ISRP also suggests that the authors include more background information about big game target populations.

The ISRP has additional reservations about the conversion of the smooth brome fields on the Smoothing Iron Ridge parcel as sharp-tailed grouse habitat management. This conversion will be very expensive. The ISRP believes it may be less costly and more beneficial to manage this parcel as big game wintering habitat. Managing these fields as sharp-tail habitat is risky given that no sharp-tails have been seen in the area for decades, and it is a relatively small field.
Documentation Links:

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2006-005-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2006-005-00
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: O&M on BPA-funded wildlife mitigation site; assume requested funds consistent with terms of MOA. Upon review, BPA concerned that funding is being applied in lieu of state funding; will need additional cost share or other resolution. Rating changed from a "1" to a "2.3".

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2006-005-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2006-005-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Paul Dahmer Administrative Contact Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Bob Dice Project Lead Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Tracy Hauser Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Rosemary Mazaika Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Paul Ashley (Inactive) Technical Contact Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
David Woodall Technical Contact Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Luca De Stefanis Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration