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.
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
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