FY 1999 proposal 9123

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Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleRestore Chinook Watershed
Proposal ID9123
OrganizationSea Resources
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameBrent Davies
Mailing addressP.O. Box 187 Chinook, WA 98614
Phone / email3607778229 / brentd@u.washington.edu
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinLower Columbia / Chinook
Short descriptionImplement Chinook Watershed Restoration Plan using students guided by a team of scientists and wetland restoration experts.
Target species
Project location
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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-reported:

RPA

Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

Reviewing agencyAction #BiOp AgencyDescription

Section 2. Past accomplishments

YearAccomplishment

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
Outyear objectives-based budget
ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
Outyear budgets for Planning and Design phase

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 Executive director, salmon biologist, restoration coordinator, genetics consultant $92,000
Fringe $21,250
Supplies cables and assoc gear for snorkel counts, scales, dissolved oxygen probe coded-wire tagger $21,500
Operating publications printing, mapping, life-history library $30,000
Capital building improvements, pond naturalization, smolt trap $110,000
Tag 500,000 $25,000
Travel $2,500
Indirect $15,000
Subcontractor $17,500
$334,750
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$334,750
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$334,750
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
% change from forecast0.ToString("0.0%"))
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
Outyear budget totals

(working on it)

Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: extreme weather conditions


Reviews and recommendations

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

Recommendation:
Return to Sponsor for Revision
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Technical Issue: Check accuracy of 500,000 PIT tags for $25,000.

Management Issue: Specify what hatchery improvements are needed and explain why and how upgrades to the hatchery will help accomplish the goal of using the hatchery fish for natural production supplementation. Explain if other alternatives were considered, such as phasing out the hatchery.

Technical Issue: Clearly define the tangible objectives, including how the variety of tasks (e.g., develop watershed assessment, hatchery management plan for natural production supplementation, education) are tied together in coherent manner, including specific expected results and milestones, so that an assessment of their feasibility can be made.

Technical Issue: Need a plan that specifies how the expected results will be monitored to determine if the objectives are being achieved.

Technical Issue: Need more detail on the budget.


Recommendation:
Do Not Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

urgent. Proposed activities would not produce significant near-term survival improvement nor risk a lost opportunity within the next 1-3 years.

Did not respond adequately to technical criteria. Proposal was either incomplete but did not provide adequate information to determine whether technical criteria were met, or was complete but did not meet technical criteria.

Questionable management value. Proposal was either incomplete but did not provide adequate information to determine whether management criteria were met or complete but did not meet critical management criteria.

Cost issues. Proposed budget and/or out-year costs were unknown or judged to be high in relation to the cost of similar projects or activities.


Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This project is a test of the "normative" concept in a lower Columbia River tributary without a dam. The proposal is well presented, logical and particularly appealing as it has many different interfaces. It integrates various aspects of biology, ecology, and aquaculture. It includes links to higher education, high school and various interest groups from the local community. It has an outreach educational program designed to initiate long-term changes in rural community values coincident with the ecosystem restoration. However, the proposal lacks details of methods, current status, and monitoring and evaluation for objectives and tasks. The references cited are sound. The budget should be scrutinized for justification of publications and facilities improvement costs.