Response for project 199106000: Pend Oreille Wetlands Acquisit

Comment on proposed FY 2006 budget

This budget is accurate.

Accomplishments since the last review

The two properties (600 acres) known as the "Flying Goose Ranch" have been part of the widlife mitigation program since 1992. These two projects have been protected and restored, providinh a minimum of 1200 HUs to BPA for losses incurred due to the construction and innundation of Albeni Falls Dam. HU benefits are determined every 5 to 10 years by conducting Habitat Evaluation Procedures.

FY 2006 goals and anticipated accomplishments

This is an O&M project and will maintain a minimum of 1200 HUs toward mitigating losses at Albeni Falls Dam.

Subbasin planning

How is this project consistent with subbasin plans?

Terrestrial Objective 1A9 strategy a. Ranked HIGH - 2nd priority.

How do goals match subbasin plan priorities?

This project matches the subbasin goals and objectives exactly as it is proposed to "Maintain wildlife habitat values (Habitat Units) for the life of the project on existing and newly acquired mitigation lands through adequate long-term Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funding" (Pend Oreille Subbasin Plan pp. 18-32).

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