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Project Summary

Project 2007-271-00 - Willamette Basin Capitalized Wildlife Land Acquisitions
Project Number:
2007-271-00
Title:
Willamette Basin Capitalized Wildlife Land Acquisitions
Summary:
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde would contract with the BPA to acquire 650 wildlife habitat units in the Willamette Subbasin at a fixed price range.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Lower Columbia Willamette 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
None
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 100.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-271-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-271-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Wildlife HUs, minimum HUs promised (650).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-271-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-271-00
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: 2007-271-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-271-00 - Willamette Basin Capitalized Wildlife Land Acquisitions
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Does Not Meet Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (Tribe) propose the acquisition of 880 acres of wildlife habitat in the Willamette River Subbasin to protect, restore, and manage focal habitats that have been identified in the Subbasin Plan. Planning is in the very early stages, and links to existing planning documents are only vaguely described. The Tribe might be better off to pre-select a subset of parcels, perhaps in collaboration with others, then develop a more specific proposal. Provision for future management, other than just continuing Program funding, would be more compelling. Discussion of anticipated restoration (if needed), maintenance, focal species to be managed for, and a monitoring and evaluation program should all be included for specific parcels when identified. Collaboration with complementary programs in the sub-basin is likely to improve overall conservation value due to the degree of fragmentation present.

Monitoring, in terms of regular measurement of established indicators and comparison to desired conditions, followed by adaptive management, is not included in this proposal. The project's ability to "improve species trend..." is doubtful if there are no specific goals or monitoring of success relative to target species. Proposing to acquire a minimum number of Habitat Units from unspecified lands, at estimated prices, as is done here, could create an untenable commitment by the tribe and offers no obvious advantage over a more focused approach. Timelines are optimistic. The estimated cost per HU of $12,166 is considerably higher than similar proposals.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-271-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-271-00 - Willamette Basin Capitalized Wildlife Land Acquisitions
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

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