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200704000 - Upper Columbia Landowner Incentive Program

Sponsor: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)

Budgets: FY07: $450,227 | FY08: $450,227 | FY09: $450,227

Short description: A new, competitive, incentive-based grant program, administered by WDFW, will be developed to provide financial assistance to private landowners for implementation of priority objectives and strategies of the Upper Columbia Subbasin Plan.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $0 | FY08: $0 | FY09: $0

Comment: Tier 2. 3rd priority on Intermountain Province Tier 2 list. Fund at a level consistent with ISRP comments as funding becomes available.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable

Comment:

Sponsor has dealt with ISRP comments and revised the proposal satisfactorily and included broader representation on the science review panel. This project has solid biological objectives and envisaged methods. The sponsor (WDFW) explains that, because this is essentially a project for developing many separate on-the-ground projects, M&E design must await development of the individual projects and will be tailored to each one. Therefore, the M&E aspect of this proposal would have to be taken on faith that WDFW will do it right. Furthermore, the added M&E will be accomplished at no added expense. WDFW certainly has the capability to design and undertake suitable M&E, if they bring the right personnel to bear on the matter.

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 when money available

Review group: Intermountain

Recommended budgets: FY07: $386,227 | FY08: $386,227 | FY09: $386,227

Comment: Reduced budget by $64,000 in FY07, 08 and 09.

State/province recommendation: Washington

Review group: Washington list

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

Comment: See Washington guidance