200600400 - Wenas Wildlife Area O&M

Sponsor: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)

Budgets: FY07: $482,857 | FY08: $529,755 | FY09: $533,300

Short description: Provide and enhance riparian and shrub-steppe habitats for focal species as partial mitigation for the habitat losses associated with the construction and inundation of the Grand Coulee, McNary and John Day hydroelectric dams.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $333,333 | FY08: $333,333 | FY09: $333,333

Comment: Interim funding pending wildlife o&m review.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable

Comment:

The sponsors provided an effective, detailed response to concerns raised by the ISRP. The response on the monitoring, although generic, did indicate that they had a plan. This response was quite similar with the response to 200201400, therefore the ISRP evaluation of the response for this project is similar to that presented for 200201400. Sponsors provided information about monitoring and evaluation such as noting that they currently incorporate standard Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) and Habitat Suitability Indices (HSIs). See general ISRP programmatic comments on HEP; this shouldn't be emphasized as a management tool. In addition, for operation and maintenance projects before and after photographs document the progress and completion of the project. They also provide some general information about monitoring of various mammal and bird species of interest. They should be more specific on the site designs. In the future, the ISRP wants to see the number, length, and location of transects used for monitoring and also see results obtained from these surveys. Also in the future, the ISRP would like more specific information included in proposals or linkages to readily available documents that specify monitoring and evaluation information.

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: Washington

Review group: Washington list

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

Comment: See Washington guidance