FY 1999 proposal 9107

Additional documents

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9107 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleNorth Fork Malheur River Bull Trout and Redband Trout Life History Study
Proposal ID9107
OrganizationBurns Paiute Tribe (BPT)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameDaniel Gonzalez/Dyan Straughan
Mailing addressHC 71 - 100 Pasigo St Burns, OR 97720
Phone / email5415731375 / gonfish@orednet.org
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinUpper Snake / Malheur
Short description Identify the distribution of bull trout from Beula Reservoir to the headhead waters of the North Fork Malheur River. Sample the genetic composition of redband trout and bull trout to distinguish population chracteristics. Identify the perferred habitat
Target speciesBull trout redband trout
Project location
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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

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Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

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Section 2. Past accomplishments

YearAccomplishment

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
9701900 Bull Trout and Redband

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 1 Biologist @ $14.00 hr (2080 hr) and 1 Fisheries Technician @ $8.10 hr (1080) $37,868
Fringe 25% of Salary $9,467
Supplies Waders, Dry Suit, Snorkle, Mask, Polarized Glasses, $796
Operating None $0
Capital None $0
Tag None $0
Travel 130 miles/day, 520 @ 4 days/week, 2080/month, @ 24,960/year, @ $.31/mile $7,738
Indirect 29% $62,408
Subcontractor Montana State University $3,900
Other $116,804
$238,981
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$238,981
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$238,981
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
% change from forecast0.ToString("0.0%"))
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
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(working on it)

Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: Weather


Reviews and recommendations

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

Recommendation:
Fundable
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Presentation: We propose working on North Fork of the Malheur River because there is pure strain of bull trout. This is a separate project which complements our Stinkingwater Project. Bull trout are likely to be listed in June so we need data on which to base a Recovery Plan. Brook trout are a problem – they are the same size as bull trout and there is no easy way to tell them apart. This study will let us compare the genetics of the North and Middle Fork systems. Both rivers are dammed so the species do not intermix. There are redband trout in both systems so we should do the studies simultaneously. We plan to radio–tag 30 fish and send the samples to Montana State University for analysis. The costs of this project are shared with several agencies including (USFWS, BLM,) The Burns Paiute Tribe contributes 24% of the project. The goal is to get baseline data on the status of the population and then develop and implement a recovery plan.

Questions/Answers:

Does this project address both redband and bull trout? What objectives deal with redband trout? Answer: This project looks at bull trout first and then will look at redband trout. The Stinkingwater project focuses more on redbands. We are doing genetic samples of both species.

What is the impact if these studies were not conducted simultaneously? Answer: There would be a delay and we wouldn't have the information necessary for the recovery plan (which needs the data). The Forest Service would have to do it.

Explain the costs. Answer: The $34,000 cost is divided into 3 years. The costs drop in the future because we save money by combining the projects. The cost share agreement was put in the first year budget. Is the money expended up front or over time? Answer: Over time

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes. Sponsor indicated possible budget adjustments.

Programmatic Criteria: Yes. This project needs better coordination with project 9701900


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Costs redistributed over 3 years
Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This is a poorly written proposal, but a good idea. The proposed work would provide important basic information that would be valuable to the region. Monitoring is not well described.