FY 1999 proposal 199608701

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199608701 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleFocus Watershed Coordination-Flathead River Watershed
Proposal ID199608701
OrganizationConfederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (CSKT, MFWP)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameLynn S. Ducharme
Mailing addressP.O. Box 278 Palbo, MT 59860
Phone / email4066752700 /
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinUpper Columbia / Flathead
Short descriptionThis program fosters "grass roots" public involvement and interagency cooperation for habitat restoration to offset impacts to fishery resources in the Flathead watershed..
Target speciesAll species residing in the Flathead River drainage
Project location
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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-reported:

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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

Project IDTitleDescription
9101903 Implements mitigation plan
9101901 Hungry Horse Fisheries Mitigation-Salish and Kootenai Tribes Habitat restoration and monitoring; identify stream restoration projects
9608720 Focus Watershed Coordinator - Kootenai River Watershed Sister project

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 1.0 FTE watershed coordinator $32,000
Fringe $9,000
Supplies Office supplies, computer software, copies $2,000
Operating Phone and internet fees, office space, administrative support $11,000
Travel Vehicle and mileage $7,500
Indirect 13.2% $12,000
Subcontractor $0
Other $26,500
$100,000
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$100,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$100,000
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: Permitting, public scoping, interagency coordination, and cost-share funding opportunities will introduce uncertainty into the timing of project implementation. Moving ahead with several projects simultaneously ensures a continues string of completed ...


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: Based on the proposal's text "model watershed plan will result from this program," explain if the plan will be completed in 1998?

Technical Issue: Need to provide an explanation of new work in FY99 resulting from FY98 funding.


Recommendation:
Fundable
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Presentation: The objective of this coordination project is to promote grass roots participation in watershed restoration efforts. Currently the project focuses on two areas; 1) Dayton Creek which is an historic bull trout and cutthroat trout stream, and 2) Valley Creek which has a mixed species assemblage including bull, cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout. The WTWG asked two questions: 1) When will the watershed plan be completed? Answer: this is an ongoing project that will produce an umbrella document; 2) How does the proposed work in FY 99 build on FY 98? Answer: Habitat restoration is ongoing. This is a large basin and it will take more than one year to restore it. On-the ground activities are cost-shared and this project includes $20,000 for seed money. There are many cooperators.

Questions/Answers:

Concern: the goals appear unrealistic, the coordinator has no authority. Answer: A lot of groups are involved and this is only one component of the overall Flathead system. There are three functional areas in the Flathead system: 1) the upper Flathead River; 2) Flathead Lake; and 3) the Lower Flathead River. The Flathead Basin Commission coordinates work in the upper Flathead (area 1), this projects coordinates with the Flathead Lake work (area 2) and conducts the work in the lower river (area 3) because it is on the Salish-Kootnenai Reservation.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:


Recommendation:
Inadequate proposal, adequate purpose
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

The watershed coordination is important, but the methods in this proposal are vague and there is no monitoring or basis for adaptive management. It would be very difficult to identify limiting factors solely on a literature review.
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:
$75,912 $75,912 $75,912

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website