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Project Summary

Project 2007-234-00 - Assessing Habitat and Environmental Suitability for Northern Leopard Frogs in the Crab Creek and Pend O'reille Subbasins of Eastern Washington
Project Number:
2007-234-00
Title:
Assessing Habitat and Environmental Suitability for Northern Leopard Frogs in the Crab Creek and Pend O'reille Subbasins of Eastern Washington
Summary:
We will improve environmental conditions and evaluate disease in 2 leopard frog populations. We will develop a leopard frog habitat suitability model and apply it in the Crab Creek and Pend O?reille drainages to estimate translocation site availability.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Crab 100.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 100.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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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: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-234-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-234-00 - Assessing Habitat and Environmental Suitability for Northern Leopard Frogs in the Crab Creek and Pend O'reille Subbasins of Eastern Washington
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-234-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-234-00 - Assessing Habitat and Environmental Suitability for Northern Leopard Frogs in the Crab Creek and Pend O'reille Subbasins of Eastern Washington
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 proposal clearly explains the problem of declining leopard frog populations in Washington State. Background information is provided to justify improving environmental conditions and evaluating disease in two leopard frog populations. The proposed techniques for disease assessment appear to be the best available.

The proposal is clearly written with well-defined objectives and work elements. The relationship to the subbasin plan is clearly stated and collaborative efforts with other projects are noted. Measurable benefit to leopard frogs is not explicitly identified nor is the likelihood of long-term success discussed. Long-term benefits will persist only if continued monitoring and management is conducted and if the limitations that are identified are truly the limiting factors and they can be reduced by the actions proposed. The proposal would be stronger if it identified how visual surveys for leopard frogs will be deployed (i.e., how much effort will this require). Some benefit to other species is mentioned but a complete discussion of the impact on non-focal species would be beneficial.

Plans for information transfer that emphasize publication of results and providing the habitat suitability model on WDFW website are good. Successes and lessons learned concerning habitat restoration should be made available to others in the region involved in similar efforts.
Documentation Links:

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-234-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-234-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: RME re: declining leopard frogs in WA; multiple entities authorized/required (WDFW, other sources of habitat decline).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-234-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-234-00
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