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199206100 - Albeni Falls Wildlife Mitigation

Sponsor: Albeni Falls Interagency Work Group

Budgets: FY07: $7,949,297 | FY08: $8,103,022 | FY09: $8,342,004

Short description: Protect, restore, enhance, and maintain wetland and wildlife habitat in Pend Oreille, Coeur d'Alene, and Kootenai Subbasins as ongoing mitigation for impacts associated with the construction and inundation of the Albeni Falls hydroelectric project.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Capital

Recommended budgets: FY07: $6,000,000 | FY08: $6,000,000 | FY09: $6,000,000

Comment: ISRP fund in part (qualified): sponsors should address ISRP concerns during contracting. Capital component.

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $2,029,297 | FY08: $2,183,022 | FY09: $2,392,004

Comment: ISRP fund in part (qualified): sponsors should address ISRP concerns during contracting. Expense portion of project. See capital budget for capital recommendation. The Kalispel Tribe request that the $80,000 associated with project 199106000 be added as a line item to this project in order to elimate a contract and save ~$112,000 over the '07-'09 rate case (from the Flying Goose). The saving are due to elimination of duplicate Admin. and contracting costs. Interim funding recommendation pending wildlife o&m review.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable in part (Qualified)

Comment:

Projects 199106000 and 199206100 provided a single joint response. The combined projects are fundable in part for acquisitions and for FY07 to complete an assessment of past work. Future funding of the active management part of the budget should be contingent upon a meaningful analysis of the data, which should be a relatively easy task for this project. The response describes a sound data collection program but does not provide an evaluative analysis of the data and its application to project direction. What is needed is one or more graphs (or some other form of data summary) that clearly address project objectives, along with some text stating how the project proponents interpret the provided results and how their M&E affect their management decisions. The response justifies the acquisition component of the project. Detailed, relevant, and useful decision criteria are provided.

Response loop edit

See the sponsor's revised proposal from the response loop. You'll be taken to CBFWA's proposal system in Section 10 where most sponsors uploaded revised narratives or other responses to the ISRP comments.

State/province recommendation: Fundable

Review group: Intermountain

Recommended budgets: FY07: $7,949,297 | FY08: $8,103,022 | FY09: $8,312,004

Comment: Withdrew $30,000 from FY09 expense budget. Error in proposal budget.

State/province recommendation: Washington

Review group: Washington list

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

Comment: See Washington guidance