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Program A: Wildlife

Program Authorization: Const. Art. IX, Sec. 7; R.S. 56:1 et seq.; 36:601 et seq.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Wildlife program is to develop, maintain, enhance, manage and promote wildlife resources, their habitats, and biological diversity while providing conservation-based recreational and commercial opportunities for the public. The program goals are 1) to ensure wildlife resource stakeholders experience greater satisfaction in their activities and 2) to ensure that all species of wildlife, including flora of special concern, sustain their populations. This program has only one activity, Wildlife.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with the State General Fund, Interagency Transfers, Statutory Dedications, and Federal Funds. The Interagency Transfers are derived from the Department of Natural Resources and are for Environmental Monitoring and the Nutria Demonstration and Eradication Projects. The Statutory Dedications are derived from fees, mineral royalties, licenses etc. and are distributed into the Conservation Fund, Louisiana Alligator Resource Fund, the Louisianan Duck Stamp Fund, the Louisiana Reptile/Amphibian Research Fund, the Marsh Island Operating Fund, the Natural Heritage Account, the Rockerfeller Wildlife Refuge, and Game Preserve Fund, Russel Sage Fund #2, the Scenic Rivers Fund, and the La. Fur and Alligator Education Fund. These Statutory Dedications are used for wildlife and wildlife habitat management, and the promotion and enhancement of the Alligator industry in Louisiana (Per R.S.39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund). Federal Funds are derived from Dire Emergency Appropriations - Racoon Island, Hurricane Andrew, Impact of Hurricane Andrew on Coastal Wetlands, Impact of Hurricane Andrew on Avian Species, a US Fish and Wildlife Service Box Turtle Grant, and a Mineral Management Service Grant.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$35,000

$15,462,890

203

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$1,005,575

$1,953,444

0

 

Carry forward for various maintenance projects and other equipment

$0

$11,748

0

 

Carry forward for various studies performed by LSU and USL.

$0

($76,065)

(1)

 

Transfer of the Waddill Urban Wildlife Refuge to the Office of the Secretary - Information and Education program.

 

 

 

 

 

$1,040,575

$17,352,017

202

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$117,931

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 - 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$0

$129,687

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$0

$5,140,777

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($3,893,399)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($1,005,575)

($1,953,444)

0

 

Nonrecurring Carry forward for various maintenance projects and other equipment

$0

($11,748)

0

 

Nonrecurring Carry forward for various studies performed by LSU and USL.

$0

$273,286

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

($25,483)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

$0

($150,045)

(7)

 

Personnel Reduction

$0

$2,899

0

 

Civil Service Fees

$0

($161,700)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments - for Dire Emergency projects

$0

($12,950)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments - for Box Turtle Study

$0

($95,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments - for Mineral Management Resources Project

$0

$920

0

 

Other Adjustments - Postage rate increase

$0

$38,586

0

 

New and Expanded Adjustments - Alligator Crew expansion

$0

$215,000

0

 

New and Expanded Adjustments - Forest program acquisitions

$0

$20,000

0

 

New and Expanded Adjustments - Land Acquisitions appraisals

$0

$200,000

   

New and Expanded Adjustments - Stakeholders surveys

$0

$400,000

0

 

New and Expanded Adjustments - Coastal Refuge Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

$852,354

8

 

New and Expanded Adjustments - Atchafalaya Basin Plan

 

 

 

 

 

$35,000

$18,439,688

203

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($1,005,575)

$1,087,671

1

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 106.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 69.6% of the total request ($26,477,280) for this program. Adjustments to this program include: non-recurring carry-forward adjustments for expenditures that could not be liquidated prior to June 30,1998 -$1,965,192; non-recurring adjustment for Dire Emergency projects -$161,700; non-recurring adjustment for Mineral Management Resources projects -$95,000; Acquisitions and Major Repairs $1,247,378; funding for Alligator Crew Wages $38,586; funding for Forest Program acquisitions $215,000; funding Land Acquisition Appraisals $20,000; funding for Stakeholders Surveys $200,000; funding for Coastal WMAs Refuge Acquisitions and Major Repairs $400,000; funding for the Atchafalaya Basin Program, including eight (8) positions $852,354; $596,140 of these funds are transferred from the Department of Natural Resources and is matched with $256,214 of Conservation Funds for the Atchafalaya Basin Program. Also included is a reduction of 7 unnecessary positions.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$817

 

Medical examinations for new employees

$7,925

 

Land appraisals for prospective property purchases

$20,000

 

Land acquisition appraisals

$1,584

 

Veterinary examinations and treatment as needed on injured and sick wildlife

$155,000

 

Promote the fur and alligator industries

 

 

 

$185,326

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$4,000

 

Contract with LSU to train employees to digitize maps and establish data bases on department owned lands

$86,000

 

Contract(s) with various Louisiana Universities for research relating to marine organisms on Rockefeller Refuge, prescribed burning and marsh management techniques on vegetation and avian populations, etc.

$90,569

 

Contract(s) with various Louisiana Universities for research relating to marsh and ecology, alligator harvest, and other projects deemed necessary and required

$58,000

 

Contracts to continue assessments of vegetation conditions on Racoon Island, after Hurricane Andrew, etc.

$47,520

 

Contract with LSU for statistical consulting on research projects

$156,500

 

Research Contracts relating to alligators, etc.

$61,000

 

Contract(s) with Louisiana Tech University regarding nutria

$660,000

 

Contract(s) with various universities regarding nutria, nutria meat marketing, processing, etc.

$25,000

 

Various cooperative agreements with universities and professional herpetologists to conduct research on specific species of reptiles and amphibians

$252,733

 

Research contracts on various rare, threatened and endangered species

$101,000

 

Scenic River special grants and special projects

$9,891

 

Research contract(s) relating to health and disease problems for wildlife in Louisiana

$101,000

 

Research on son geese, and cooperative agreements relating to Ducks Unlimited and land management on privately owned lands

$125,000

 

Cooperative agreements with Foresters to assist with timber marking, sales, beaver control, etc., on state Wildlife Management Areas

$64,000

 

Duck Stamp funding for waterfowl habitat protection

200,000

 

Stakeholders Surveys

$413,810

 

Atchafalaya Basin Plan

 

 

 

$2,456,023

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$20,393

 

Department of Civil Service pro rata share of expenses

$1,854

 

Comprehensive Public Training Program charge

$20,000

 

Legal services for on-going litigation concerning State Wildlife Refuge

 

 

 

$42,247

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$789,404

 

Replacement of various acquisitions for Wildlife Management Areas.

$1,398,700

 

Replacement of various acquisitions for Fur and Refuge

$37,000

 

Various acquisitions for Forest Program

$200,000

 

Various acquisitions for Coastal WMA Refuge

$20,000

 

Acquisitions for Alligator Crews

$37,026

 

Acquisitions associated with the Atchafalaya Basin Plan

$35,927

 

Major Repairs associated with the Atchafalaya Basin Plan

$1,393,123

 

Major Repairs for Wildlife Management Areas

$1,554,300

 

Major Repairs for Fur and Refuge

$200,000

 

Major Repairs for Coastal WMA Refuge

$178,000

 

Major Repairs for Forest Program

 

 

 

$5,843,480

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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