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199009200 - Wanaket Wildlife Area

Sponsor: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Budgets: FY07: $233,337 | FY08: $242,653 | FY09: $251,401

Short description: Continue operations and maintenance of the 2,765 acre Wanaket Wildlife Area to provide 2,334 habitat units of protection credits and generate 2,495 habitat units of enhancement credits. Primary habitat types include wetland and shrub-steppe/grassland.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $225,978 | FY08: $225,978 | FY09: $225,978

Comment: Interim funding pending wildlife o&m review.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable

Comment:

The proposal is clearly written and complete. It describes work elements associated with continued operations and maintenance of the Wanaket Wildlife area and clearly identifies the relationship of the project to the Umatilla/Willow Subbasin plan. Primary habitat types are wetland and shrub-steppe/grassland. The benefits to focal species are clearly identified, and justification for the methods is very good. More information, however, concerning the impact of management on non-focal species would be beneficial. The proposal includes provisions for monitoring and evaluation that apply to the multiple objectives of the project, but the project would be improved by more efforts to share lessons learned and experiences with the region, especially similar projects. This work is related to other projects, but more evidence of collaboration would have been helpful if included.

State/province recommendation: Fundable

Review group: OSPIT - Plateau

Recommended budgets: FY07: $233,337 | FY08: $233,337 | FY09: $233,337

Comment: OSPIT supports Flatline budget at FY07 level.