FY 1999 proposal 9082

Additional documents

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9082 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleEvaluate Feed Strategies to Reduce Residualism & Promote Smolting in Stlhd
Proposal ID9082
OrganizationIdaho Fishery Resource Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with joint sponsors. (IFRO-USFWS)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameRay N. Jones
Mailing addressP.O. Box 18 Ahsahka, ID 83520
Phone / email2084767242 / Ray_Jones@fws.gov
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinLower Snake / Clearwater
Short descriptionReduce residualism and improve smoltification of steelhead using two feed techniques: 1) enhanced diets, 2) altered feeding schedules to stimulate smoltification, reduce residualism, increase emigration success, reduce interactions w/wild fish, incr. rtrn
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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 $179,000
Fringe $30,000
Supplies $17,000
Operating $32,000
Capital $3,500
Tag $21,000
Travel $11,000
Indirect $94,700
Subcontractor $0
$388,200
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$388,200
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$388,200
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
% change from forecast0.ToString("0.0%"))
Cost sharing
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(working on it)

Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: Flow conditions in the spring may have an affect on PIT-tag detection rates at Lower Snake and Columbia River dams. The last production release would occur in 2002. The last adult returns would occur in 2005. The final report would be completed in 2006.


Reviews and recommendations

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

Recommendation:
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Comments:

Criteria 1: Technical Criteria - Yes

Criteria 2: Objectives Criteria - Yes

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Yes:


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

Comment:

Pending
Recommendation:
Inadequate, perhaps technically sound if coordinated with proposal 9011 (above)
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This proposal is generally well written; however, the programmatic value of the work is not justified. The proposal does not establish that reducing residualism will address the ultimate problem of low fish survivorship and return. The experimental design is adequate if tied to 9011, but no connection is shown, although the principal investigators have the same address and the projects appear to be related. The proposal does not mention volitional release, which other hatchery systems claim reduces residualism. Although the project title says "reduce residualism", the study focuses on adult returns, and residualism is apparently not measured. It appears that the principal investigator will not be able to distinguish residualism from mortality. The goal of the study may not be attainable with the study design described. Objectives 3 and 5 of the proposal appear worthwhile. The proposal should show that the supplementation is more beneficial and not just less damaging than alternative actions.