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199205900 - Amazon Basin/Eugene Wetlands

Sponsor: Nature Conservancy

Budgets: FY07: $98,764 | FY08: $583,766 | FY09: $91,267

Short description: Continue restoration and enhancement of Willow Creek Wildlife Mitigation Area. Habitats being protected or restored include riparian zones of seasonal streams, wet prairie, upland prairie, forested wetland, oak woodland, and dry coniferous forest.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Capital

Recommended budgets: FY07: $0 | FY08: $475,000 | FY09: $0

Comment: Capital component, land acquisition. Capitalization is questionable.

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $98,764 | FY08: $108,766 | FY09: $91,267

Comment: Interim funding pending wildlife o&m review. Expense portion. See capital budget for capital component.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable

Comment:

In some cases, appropriate measures of success are stated (e.g., measures of success for controlled burns are stated to come from monitoring of listed plant species, photo-monitoring of plots, and surveys of breeding birds and butterflies. This is appropriate monitoring to assess biological objectives, but results are not given in the response, though they are stated to be available in preliminary form in annual reports. The ISRP received a large amount of relevant data including graphs, which indicates meaningful data is being collected for the series of projects. These analyzed data become important in future decision making processes, and provide a measure of project progress. Some summary quantitative reporting of such information, including interpretation (statement of what the project proponents think it means relative to their project's actions and goals), is what is needed in future proposals for continuing funding of an ongoing project. In future reviews the ISRP will look for better analysis/summarization of the data and application of those results to management.

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State/province recommendation: Fundable

Review group: OSPIT - Estuary

Recommended budgets: FY07: $98,764 | FY08: $108,766 | FY09: $91,267

Comment: OSPIT recommends funding the O&M portion of the project as proposed. Make sure acquisition can be capitalized. Has not received Capitalization determination from BPA. Tie to project 200726000 for capital potential.