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199802200 - Pine Creek Conservation Area: Wildlife Habitat and Watershed Management on 33,557-acres to benefit grassland, shrub-steppe, riparian, and aquatic species

Sponsor: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon

Budgets: FY07: $278,836 | FY08: $309,615 | FY09: $409,792

Short description: Ongoing wildlife habitat and watershed management on the Pine Creek Conservation Area in FY2007-2009 (includes Pine Creek Ranch and Wagner Ranch acquisitions).

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $210,000 | FY08: $210,000 | FY09: $210,000

Comment: Interim funding pending wildlife o&m review.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable

Comment:

This proposal meets the ISRP review criteria, benefits wildlife, and is an exemplary proposal among the wildlife set of proposals. The project sponsors may want to explore work with their neighbors to expand the benefits of this project.

State/province recommendation: Fundable when money available

Review group: OSPIT - Plateau

Recommended budgets: FY07: (n/a) | FY08: (n/a) | FY09: (n/a)

Comment: For budgetary reasons and respecting local ratings, the top wildlife project in the basin would go unfunded. Will BPA be able to maintain these credits on its ledger? If additional money becomes available, we recommend funding this project.