FY 1999 proposal 198806400

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Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleKootenai River White Sturgeon Studies and Conservation Aquaculture
Proposal ID198806400
OrganizationKootenai Tribe of Idaho (KTOI)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameSusan Ireland
Mailing addressP.O. Box 1269 Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Phone / email2082673620 / ireland@kootenai.org
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinUpper Columbia / Kootenai
Short descriptionPrevent extinction, preserve existing gene pool, and begin rebuilding healthy age classes of the endangered white sturgeon in the Kootenai River using conservation aquaculture techniques with wild broodstock.
Target speciesKootenai River white sturgeon (ESA listed) kokanee
Project location
LatitudeLongitudeDescription
Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-reported:

RPA

Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

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Section 2. Past accomplishments

YearAccomplishment

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
8806500 Kootenai River Fisheries Investigations Co-investigator
9404900 Kootenai River Ecosystems Improvements Study Co-investigator
9401200 Kootenai River White Sturgeon - M&E Supplemental funding for monitoring and evaluation

Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
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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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ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
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ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
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Section 8. Estimated budget summary

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 1999 cost
Personnel Biologist/Admistrator; Hatchery Manager; 4 Fish Culturists; 2 part time M&E; Hatchery Maintenance $257,000
Fringe 33% of Personnel Costs $84,810
Supplies $35,000
Operating $120,000
Capital $60,000
Tag 6,000 $17,400
Travel includes training $10,000
Indirect 57.6% of total personnel costs $196,882
Subcontractor Idaho Department of Fish and Game; British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands, and Parks-Fisheries Branch; J-U-B Engineers, Inc.; University of Idaho Aquaculture Research Institute $100,000
Other $400,000
Other $400,000
Other $400,000
Other $400,000
$2,481,092
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$2,481,092
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$2,481,092
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: The conservation aquaculture program should continue until evidence is available to show that natural reproduction is yielding adequate recruits to sustain the genetic variability of the population, as defined in the recovery plan (USFWS 1996).


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: This project started in 1991 when the co-managers recognized that there was a water quality problem and that there had been no natural recruitment. Could sturgeon reproduce? Sturgeon were listed as Endangered in 1994 and recovery efforts are guided by the White Sturgeon Recovery Team (BC ministry of Environment, MT, ID, KTOI, FWS, etc). The hatchery's short term goal is to prevent extinction and it is implementing the Kincaid Breeding Plan included in the Recovery Plan. The project has 3 objectives: 1) conservation aquaculture -release hatchery reared juvenile sturgeon back into the Kootenai River; 2) provide a facility for research, including timing of the development of embryos and contaminates in eggs; and 3) kokanee enhancement efforts - including reintroducing kokanee into the system. The hatchery has 2 phases: 1) the current hatchery upgrades and a test well for the counter current exchange system; and 2) an alternate rearing site. The FY 99 budget includes the funds necessary to begin the Council's 3-step process for the alternative rearing site.

Questions/Answers: The sturgeon broodstocks are very valuable, and kokanee are known to harbor diseases. Why are you raising kokanee next to sturgeon? Answer: Kokanee do spread disease. We began raising kokanee this year because of the loss of the entire sturgeon 1997 year class. In the future we will not raise kokanee in the sturgeon hatchery but will instead use streamside incubators. The kokanee work could be done under the ecosystem project.

Concern: The capital costs in 1999 and the future will come from the Resident Fish budget.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes. The kokanee work is inappropriate. Sponsor agreed to move the kokanee work (Objective 4) to the Ecosystem Project (9404900).

Programmatic Criteria: Yes


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Includes 50,000 from 9401200
Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This is a well-written proposal (one of the best of the set); it follows the recovery plan (FWS) and breeding plan, and it is well linked to other studies and to the Fish and Wildlife Program measures. It could be better related to other Kootenai proposals. There needs to be an umbrella proposal for all Kootenai/white sturgeon projects. The kokanee work may be a stretch and the time frame may be a bit long. The budget suggests major expenditures.
REVIEW:
NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review
Funding category:
capital
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC start of year:FY06 NPCC staff preliminary:FY06 NPCC July draft start of year:
$1,604,000 $0 $0

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website