FY 1999 proposal 9079

Additional documents

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9079 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleInventory Resident Fish Populations in Bonneville, Dalles, John Day Res.
Proposal ID9079
OrganizationU.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division (USGS)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameJames H. Petersen
Mailing address5501A Cook-Underwood Rd. Cook, WA 98605-9701
Phone / email5095382299 / Jim_Petersen@usgs.gov
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinLower Columbia / Lower Columbia Mainstem
Short descriptionInventory resident fish populations in the Bonneville, The Dalles, and John Day Reservoirs of the Columbia River
Target species
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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

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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

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 1999 cost
Personnel $112,066
Fringe $31,379
Supplies $19,525
Operating $7,880
Travel $3,600
Indirect $66,291
Subcontractor $0
$240,741
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$240,741
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$240,741
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
% change from forecast0.ToString("0.0%"))
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Schedule Constraints: Sampling permits will be required. Sampling will be done in February and March to avoid salmonids.


Reviews and recommendations

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

Recommendation:
Not fundable
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Presentation: ISRP said the region needs information on status and trends of resident fish in the mainstem reservoirs. We would like to develop an inventory and look at the relationships between species. The study has the following objectives: 1) Develop standardized sampling methods, design, strict guidelines. (Through the first year). 2) Use the methods to assess status of resident fish in 3 reservoirs (second and third years). The fourth year will be the final write up phase. This project meets

Council measures 10.1a and 10.1a.2 and lays the groundwork for assessing resident fish throughout the area.

Questions/Answers:

What do Oregon and Washington managers think of this project? Are these species generally ignored in the multi-million dollar projects? Answer: There is a lot of work going on in the area but it is not focused on resident fish.

What historical pre-impoundment data are available to give a “baseline” to the “baseline”? Answer: There is not a lot of information. There was one paper done on the Hanford Reach.

What are the target species? Answer: All species. We will test the efficiency of a variety of sampling gear to find out what gear combination will sample the greatest number of species.

Do you plan to summarize all of the information that has already been collected for these reservoirs first? Answer: Yes.

Is the sampling adequate? The protocol calls for sampling in February and March. Answer: We need to conduct the sampling when there are minimal effects on outmigrating salmonids. We are trying to be sensitive to migratory passages for adults and juvenile salmonids. The sampling is hindered by listed species.

How will this basic research translate into implementation? What is outcome of this information, given all programs already going? Answer: We will communicate the results (in terms of how resident fish populations are changing and what would be the effects of changes in river management) and coordinate with the other agencies and groups that need it.

Do you anticipate that the information will be related to exotic fish or native fish? Answer: Both (depending on sampling methods). We have smallmouth bass, walleye, carp etc. We will also troll for other fish to get a better data set for whole community.

Screening Criteria: No. The project doesn't meet Council Measure and doesn't meet criteria 1.B or 1.C.

Technical Criteria: No. The project does not meet criteria 5,6,7, and 10. This appears to be basic research with no link to implementation and no direct benefits to resident fish. It is unclear how a loss assessment will be determined based on new sampling methods.

Programmatic Criteria: No. The project doesn't meet criteria 11, 12, 15, and 16.

General Comment: There has been a lot of work in these pools. They could compile an inventory from that work.


Recommendation:
Do Not Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

See CBFWA Committee Comments
Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

ISRP reviewers commend this as a good, basic proposal that is endorsed in NMFS and Council programs. They ask if the study intends to inventory all species, given that methods will vary with different species. If funded, this project should be coordinated with 9081.