FY 1999 proposal 198815600

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Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleStocking Fish in Lakes and Streams on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation
Proposal ID198815600
OrganizationShoshone-Paiute Tribes (SPT)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameGuy Dodson Sr.
Mailing addressP.O. Box 219 Owyhee, NV 89832
Phone / email2087593246 /
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinUpper Snake / Owyhee
Short descriptionEnhance reservoir fishing on Duck Valley Reservation by stocking Mt. View & Sheep Creek reservoirs & Owyhee River with catchable & fingerling rainbow trout.
Target speciesrainbow trout wildlife
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

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

Task-based budget
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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
Operating $9,607
Indirect $2,553
Subcontractor $97,837
$109,997
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$109,997
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$109,997
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: Constraints that may cause changes are mortalities to fish during transport from hatchery to the Reservation. Also, of being able to secure certified disease free fish


Reviews and recommendations

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

Recommendation:
Fundable if funds available
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Presentation: This resident fish substitution project has been stocking rainbow trout in 2 reservoirs on the reservation for 8 - 10 years. The reservoirs are screened and there is some natural fish production. In addition to native species surveys, the project includes creel surveys to determine how many fish are harvested, how many over winter, etc. The reservation already has non-native fish that have come into the system from Nevada. There is low fishing pressure on the Owyhee River because habitat and ultimately fishing success is poor. However, tribal members prefer to fish on the river (as opposed to the reservoir) and stocking fish in the river could relieve fishing pressure on the reservoirs.

Questions/Answers:

Why stock fish in the river under these conditions? Answer: We haven't yet.

What is the species assemblage in the tributaries? Are redband trout there? Answer: We don't know. The rainbow trout stocked in the reservoirs cannot escape into the tributaries.

Is funding a seasonal employee an appropriate objective (Obj. 2)? Answer: Yes.

What will happen when Billy Shaw Reservoir is completed? Answer: That depends on the status of the Joint Culture Facility (9500600)

Do you conduct any education activities on when and where to fish? Answer: Yes. Ice fishing picked up this year.

Screening Criteria: Yes.

Technical Criteria: No. Objectives, tasks and monitoring are poorly developed and unclear. There is not enough information to determine if stocking will have an impact on weak native stocks. Stocking the Owyhee River is not justified.

Programmatic Criteria: No. Project doesn't meet criteria 12, 13,14, or 16.

General Comment: Objective 2 should be a task not an objective.


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:


Recommendation:
Inadequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This proposal is for a put-and-take sports fishery; it is not a supplementation proposal. The proposal does not adequately consider impacts on resident fish, and results to date of the project are not presented. The proposal lacks adequate plans for monitoring and evaluation. No mention is made of stocking rates or of return-to-the-creel rates, even though a creel census has apparently been conducted. Much equipment is listed, but most of it does not look relevant to a stocking program. The proposal presents no information on the suitability of the waters for the kinds of fish being stocked.