FY 1999 proposal 199500600

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199500600 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleShoshone-Bannock/Shoshone-Paiute Joint Culture Facility
Proposal ID199500600
OrganizationShoshone-Bannock Tribes (SBT)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameDavid C. Moser
Mailing addressP.O. Box 306 Fort Hall, ID, 83203
Phone / email2082383761 / salmon@nicoh.com
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinUpper Snake / Upper Snake
Short descriptionPlanning, development, and operation of a hatchery facility to provide native trout for supplementation of stocks affected by hybridization, habitat loss, and exploitation on the Duck Valley and Fort Hall Reservations
Target speciesYellowstone cutthroat trout redband trout Contributes to rebuilding weak but recoverable native populations. Management intent to have naturally spawning fish without targeted artificial enhancement. rainbow trout Pursues opportunities for resident fisheries (consumptive and non-consumptive) isolated from native species protection and recovery programs
Project location
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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

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Section 2. Past accomplishments

YearAccomplishment

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
9201000 Habitat restoration/enhancement Fort Hall Reservation Provides conditions to re-establish native Yellowstone cutthroat trout runs in bottoms and mountain stream tributaries

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 Three full time two part time personnel $114,564
Fringe $38,952
Supplies Additional funds needed for hatchery startup $61,000
Operating Feed, Power, Oxygen $61,000
Indirect $43,645
Subcontractor $0
$319,161
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$319,161
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$319,161
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: Operation of the hatchery is dependant upon purchase of property, engineering/design, and construction. All phases of the three step NPPC review process have been completed.


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: The goal of this project is to produce native Yellowstone cutthroat trout, redband trout and rainbow trout. The first two phases have been completed and the project has been issued a FONSI through the NEPA process. The project is currently in Step 2 of the Council's 3-step process. The Tribe has signed an option to purchase the property on May 3, 1998. Construction should be completed in 1998. The 1999 budget covers start-up, maintenance, personnel, etc.

Questions/Answers:

Have you secured the construction money? Answer: Yes, $1.7 million was allocated in 1995 and has been carried forward.

Where will the fish be stocked? Answer: For now, the project will supply fish for the reservations but after the project passes the second NEPA review, we would like to supply fish to other areas.

What does the $61,000 star-up money cover? Answer: It will be used to purchase of hatchery equipment, nets, buckets, etc. It may be high.

You are planning to replace native broodstock with wild gametes at 20-30% per year. Is this more than you need? Answer: We came up with that number from the literature. We want to maintain the integrity of these fish. Do you need to develop a broodstock management plan as well? In the first phase we will raise rainbow trout and do an inventory of the reservation.

Would you stock hatchery fish on top of wild native stock? No, our main plan is to stock rainbow trout on the reservation, we will only re-introduce fish where there are no pure Yellowstone cutthroat trout.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes . What is the link between the two tribes? Criteria 11 isn't adequately addressed.

General Comment: Exercise caution with pure wild stocks. Will costs for 9501500 and 8815600 decrease?


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

A full complement of personnel is not needed during the first year of operation
Recommendation:
Inadequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This proposal is for a hatchery facility, but the hatchery does not appear to be technically justified. The proposal is for hatchery production of native stocks of cutthroat trout and for production of rainbow trout for use in put-and-take fisheries. However, the area has a history of ecological problems with resident fish caused by introduction of hatchery rainbow trout. Also, it is not clear that hatchery cutthroat are needed, as native stocks are present, and the genetic and ecological effects of hatchery fish could be problematic. The proposal does give needed consideration to genetics, but, although tasks involve genetic analyses, no geneticists are listed and no methods for this are detailed.