FY 1999 proposal 9020

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Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleGenetic Analysis of Native Fish on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation
Proposal ID9020
OrganizationShoshone-Paiute Tribes (SPT)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameGuy Dodson Sr.
Mailing addressP.O. Box 219 Owyhee, NV 89832
Phone / email2087593246 /
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinUpper Snake / Owyhee
Short descriptionThis project in accordance with the Northwest Power Planning Councils (NPPC) measures determines the genetic purity of the native fish in the Owyhee River and Snake River subbasins.
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Section 2. Past accomplishments

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Section 3. Relationships to other projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

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Section 8. Estimated budget summary

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ItemNoteFY 1999 cost
Personnel $25,000
Supplies $40,000
Capital $7,000
Travel $15,000
Indirect $23,000
Subcontractor $40,000
$150,000
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$150,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$150,000
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
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Schedule Constraints: The only constrains that may cause schedule changes or delays would be the inclement weather that often occurs in the Duck Valley area. The other problem would be collection of fish and transport to laboratory in a timely manner.


Reviews and recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

Recommendation:
Fundable if funds available
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Presentation: This project addresses a Council Measure that has never been implemented. BLM data show that there are some genetically pure redband trout in the Owyhee River downstream from the reservation. No genetics work has been done on fish on the reservation. Bull trout used to be present in that drainage and this project will confirm their presence or absence. The Governor's bull trout recovery plan stopped at Hell's Canyon.

Questions/Answers:

In order to assess the genetics, is it necessary to kill and freeze the fish? Answer: We will use incidental only (no killing). In light of the mine upstream, the subcontractor would also like to test for the presence of metals.

Do you have a more systematic sampling plan? Explain your strategy for starting in the headwaters. Answer: We will start on streams not connected to the river. We know there are pure redband trout downstream. Nevada Fish and Wildlife found pure strains higher up also.

What species are you testing? How many samples? Answer: Native redband trout. The number of samples depends on the population estimates - we may use 20 -30 fish. The $40,000 budget is a flexible estimate. There isn't a link between the genetics work and invertebrate samples.

Who will be doing the work? Answer: Guy, Vinnie, Reggie and one more person.

If you need less money, when can you revise your budget? Answer: I don't know. This is a multi-year project.

Does this project transition into something else or will the sampling last for 5 years. Answer: The genetics sampling will continue for as long as it takes to do of the all streams on the reservation. After that we will implement recovery projects. The data will be used for recovery planning and will be shared with other basin users.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: No. Methods are not adequate and the budget is not appropriate to achieve the project objectives. Programmatic Criteria: Yes.

General Comment: The budget for the genetic analysis appears to be high.


Recommendation:
Fund (low priority)
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:


Recommendation:
Inadequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This is a poorly written proposal, with vague objectives and methods, but is for a good idea. There should be an overall assessment of fish and biota in the area. Inadequate detail is given on methods (e.g., sample sizes and locations, methods for analyzing genetic data, etc), so the technical quality of the work cannot be judged.