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Project Summary

Project 2009-017-00 - TNC Willamette Wildlife Acquisitions
Project Number:
2009-017-00
Title:
TNC Willamette Wildlife Acquisitions
Summary:
The proposed acquisitions are located in the Amazon Basin (West Eugene), Basket Butte, Coast Fork - Middle Fork of the Willamette, Coburg Ridge, Corvallis Area, Yamhill Oaks ecoregional sites / conservation opportunity areas. The properties total approximately 1200 acres of oak woodlands and prairie habitats, approximately 667 acres of Douglas fir forest and 774 acres of floodplain and riparian forest. Intermittent streams, seeps and rock outcrops add diversity to the habitats at several sites. The overall goal of the project is to mitigate habitat loss and degradation through protection, restoration, and maintenance of key Willamette Valley priority habitats. Once acquired, we will manage the land to benefit the subbasin plan’s terrestrial and aquatic focal species and to meet the plan’s habitat objectives using ecosystem and adaptive management principals. The project is expected to benefit at least 26 terrestrial focal species identified in the Willamette Subbasin Plan including habitat for a minimum of two listed terrestrial species (Table 1). Aquatic targets include Oregon chub and multiple ESUs of salmonids specifically including the Upper Willamette ESU of Spring Chinook.

The proposed acquisitions support all 4 of the largest populations of Fender’s blue butterfly and Kincaid's lupine (Hammond 1994, Schultz 1995), in Lane, Benton, Polk Counties and also provide a opportunity to create viable populations in Yamhill County. Both species were federally listed under the Endangered Species Act as Endangered and Threatened respectively in 2000 (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2000). Sites were also selected specifically to support objectives of the draft recovery plan for protected functional populations in each of 6 recovery zones. These acquisition efforts would help create functional populations in all three of the recovery zones in the Willamette Valley, with population targets, specifically Eugene, Corvallis and Salem. Each site also represents potentially safe reintroduction sites for listed species not currently present.

All of these sites are identified as important opportunity areas in recent regional assessments, most identified as an important area to conserve in all three recent assessment and guidance documents (Hulse et al. 2002; Floeburg et al. 2004; NWPCC Oct. 2005). Acquisition of these properties will contribute to conservation goals identified in the Statewide Comprehensive Wildlife Strategy (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 2005); federal critical habitat designation (Federal Register, Nov. 2 2005, Vol. 70. No. 21, p. 66512); Oregon Biodiversity Project (Oregon Biodiversity Project 1998); Willamette Valley-Puget Trough-Georgia Basin Ecoregional Conservation Assessment (Floeburg et al. 2004); Oregon Joint Venture Plan for the Willamette (Roth and Taylor 2002); and the McKenzie River Watershed Assessment which identified protection of Oak habitat as a priority.

In addition to supporting implementation of the conservation plans identified above, acquiring these parcels will contribute to priorities identified in several additional regional and state programs and support regional projects to benefit the mainstem Willamette River and tributary floodplains below Army Corps of Engineers, Bonneville Power dams.
Proposer:
Proponent Orgs:
Nature Conservancy (Non-Profit)
Starting FY:
2009
Ending FY:
2015
BPA PM:
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Lower Columbia Willamette 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
Chinook - Lower Columbia River ESU
Chinook - Upper Willamette River ESU
Chub, Oregon
Coho - Lower Columbia River ESU
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal - Upper Willamette River ESU
Steelhead - Upper Willamette River DPS
Wildlife
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 100.0%
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

Description: Page: 3 Figure 1: Greenhouses Prior to Removal

Project: 2009-017-00

Document: P121046

Dimensions: 800 x 536

Description: Page: 3 Figure 2: Greenhouse Site after Remediation

Project: 2009-017-00

Document: P121046

Dimensions: 800 x 536

Description: Page: 6 Figure 3: Fencing Around Watson Residence

Project: 2009-017-00

Document: P121046

Dimensions: 800 x 536


Summary of Budgets

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No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No


Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2021
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 $260,000 51%
2011 $44,000 0%

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
* "Total Contracted Amount" column includes contracted amount from both capital and expense components of the contract.
Capital Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Total Contracted Amount Dates
BPA-004959 Bonneville Power Administration FY2010 TNC Wildlife Acquisitions Active $2,245,363 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2010
BPA-005732 Bonneville Power Administration FY11 TNC Wildlife Acquisition Active $20,851,010 10/1/2010 - 9/30/2011
BPA-007645 Bonneville Power Administration Stewardship Active $2,000,000 10/1/2012 - 9/30/2013
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Total Contracted Amount Dates
BPA-004958 Bonneville Power Administration FY2010 TBL Support for Land Acquisitions Active $41,297 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2010
48141 SOW Nature Conservancy 2009-017-00 EXP TNC WILLAMETTE WILDLIFE ACQUISITIONS History $399,886 4/1/2010 - 3/31/2011
BPA-005451 Bonneville Power Administration BPA Internal Work for FY11 Wildlife Acquisitions (TBL) Active $40,305 10/1/2010 - 9/30/2011
51446 SOW Nature Conservancy 2009-017-00 EXP TNC WILDISH O AND M History $242,413 2/1/2011 - 1/31/2012
BPA-006632 Bonneville Power Administration FY12 TNC TBL Support for Land Acquisitions Active $4,065 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
56741 SOW Nature Conservancy 2009-017-00 EXP TNC WILDISH O&M History $286,239 2/1/2012 - 3/31/2013
62236 SOW Nature Conservancy 2009-017-00 EXP TNC WILDISH O&M History $161,288 4/1/2013 - 9/30/2013



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):4
Completed:4
On time:4
Status Reports
Completed:15
On time:9
Avg Days Late:4

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
BPA-004958 FY2010 TBL Support for Land Acquisitions Bonneville Power Administration 10/2009 10/2009 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-004959 FY2010 TNC Wildlife Acquisitions Bonneville Power Administration 10/2009 10/2009 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
48141 2009-017-00 EXP TNC WILLAMETTE WILDLIFE ACQUISITIONS Nature Conservancy 04/2010 04/2010 History 4 10 0 0 6 16 62.50% 0
BPA-005732 FY11 TNC Wildlife Acquisition Bonneville Power Administration 10/2010 10/2010 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-005451 BPA Internal Work for FY11 Wildlife Acquisitions (TBL) Bonneville Power Administration 10/2010 10/2010 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
51446 56741, 62236 2009-017-00 EXP TNC WILDISH O AND M Nature Conservancy 02/2011 02/2011 History 11 35 0 0 1 36 97.22% 0
BPA-006632 FY12 TNC TBL Support for Land Acquisitions Bonneville Power Administration 10/2011 10/2011 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-007645 Stewardship Bonneville Power Administration 10/2012 10/2012 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 15 45 0 0 7 52 86.54% 0


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: 2009-017-00-NPCC-20091217
Project: 2009-017-00 - TNC Willamette Wildlife Acquisitions
Review: Wildlife Category Review
Approved Date: 5/31/2009
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Reviewed as part of 199205900 - Amazon. Capital removed from 199205900 to this project to reflect TNC's proposed acquistions in the Willamette Valley

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Dorothy Welch Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Paul Krueger (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Israel Duran Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Dan Bell (Inactive) Project Lead Nature Conservancy
Cathy Macdonald (Inactive) Supervisor Nature Conservancy
Jason Nuckols Technical Contact Nature Conservancy
Chris Fryefield (Inactive) Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration