FY 1999 proposal 199404900

Additional documents

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199404900 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleImprove the Kootenai River Ecosytem
Proposal ID199404900
OrganizationKootenai Tribe of Idaho (KTOI)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameDiana Richards
Mailing addressP.O. Box 1269 Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Phone / email2082673620 / richards@kootenai.org
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinUpper Columbia / Kootenai
Short descriptionIdentify best management options in order to enhance the aquatic ecosystem and provide future harvest opportunities of white sturgeon, kokanee salmon and burbot in the Kootenai River system, historically fished by the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho.
Target speciesKootenai River white sturgeon (ESA listed) bull trout westslope cutthroat redband trout burbot kokanee
Project location
LatitudeLongitudeDescription
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

Project IDTitleDescription
8806500 Kootenai River Fisheries Investigation Co-Investigator
8806400 Kootenai River White Sturgeon Studies and Conservation Aquaculture Co-Investigator

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
Personnel $102,571
Fringe $33,849
Supplies $5,000
Operating $2,000
Travel $3,000
Indirect $78,578
Subcontractor Ecometric Research Inc. $20,000
Other $600
$245,598
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$245,598
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$245,598
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: Funding for the analysis of contaminants in soil and invertebrates in the Lower Kootenai River (objective 4) may be provided through the Kootenai River Network Organization. If this happens, then objective 4 will be dropped from this project summary.


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 arose from a 1995 Council amendment calling for a 5-year study. At that time, there were holes in the data on the Kootenai River system downstream from Montana. The first year of the study looked at invertebrates and developed a biological baseline. More work is still needed on game and non-game assessments. In addition to monitoring water quality on monthly basis, there is some habitat assessment on the west side tributaries and IDFG conducts the contaminant analyses. This project includes the mainstem Kootenai River as well as the tributaries and is linked to the Kootenai River Network. Other activities include conducting a workshop, compiling data for management use, and developing a model.

Questions/Answers:

One third of the budget is for indirect costs? Answer: KTOI indirect rates are 56% of the personnel costs only. Indirects are not applied to implementation actions (on-the-ground work). The Attorney General sets indirect rates for tribes for government contracts.

You are in the fourth year of a five-year project, why does the budget run through 2003? Answer: The outyear budgets beyond the end of the 5-year study covers implementation of the recommendations developed during the study.

Are other projects collecting similar information? Is there duplication? Answer: There is no overlap, the contaminant studies are coordinated with IDFG. This project also coordinates and cost-shares with IDFG on other work in the basin including population estimates/ radio implants.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes

General Comment: Mainstem work duplicates ongoing sampling.


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:


Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This proposal rated poorly compared to others in the set (but still acceptable). The proposal is for a very descriptive study monitoring basic ecosystem features. The proposed consideration of pollution impacts is good. The proposers should not assume that using one method will capture the necessary data on all species. The proposal is well related to the Fish and Wildlife Program. The river work is not "ecosystem" (habitat) but fish oriented. The tributary work is more ecosystem oriented. The write-up does not seem current; FY 96 results are given. The methods are provided in detail but there is not much rationale. It needs better coordination with other Kootenai River projects, including others by the KTOI.
REVIEW:
NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review
Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC start of year:FY06 NPCC staff preliminary:FY06 NPCC July draft start of year:
$1,614,000 $1,614,000 $1,614,000

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website