FY 1999 proposal 199608720

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Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleFocus Watershed Coordination-Kootenai River Watershed
Proposal ID199608720
OrganizationMontana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (MFWP, CSKT)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameBrian Marotz, Scott Snelson
Mailing address490 N. Meridian Rd. Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone / email4067514546 / marotz@digisys.net
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinUpper Columbia / Kootenai
Short descriptionFosters “grass roots” public involvement and interagency cooperation for habitat restoration to offset impacts to the fishery resources in the Kootenai River watershed. Establishes cost-share arrangements with government agencies and private groups.
Target speciesbull trout (proposed ESA listing) westslope cutthroat (petitioned for ESA listing) Kootenai River burbot Naturally spawning fish without targeted artificial enhancement, contributes to rebuilding weak but recoverable native populations. Kootenai white sturgeon (ESA listed as endangered) Artificial production for fish population enhancement, naturally spawning fish without targeted artificial enhancement. interior redband trout mountain whitefish Contributes to rebuilding weak but recoverable native populations, restoration through hatchery production or imprint planting to restore wild runs. rainbow trout Contributes to rebuilding naturalized populations, naturally spawning fish without targeted artificial enhancement, some offsite supplementation.
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
9404900 Kootenai River Ecosystem Improvements Study (KTOI)(IDFG) Sister projects help assess techniques for watershed improvement
9401000 Excessive Drawdown Mitigation Program (EDDM)-Libby Reservoir Drawdown Mitigation funds personnel and operations for many on-the-ground habitat improvement projects identified by the Focus Watershed Coordinator (FWC) who supervises EDDM. 0.2 FTE of FWC of is funded under EDDM.
8346700 Kootenai IFIM/Libby Mitigation FWC provides public involvement in the watershed to help guide mitigation. FWC identifies mitigation projects, facilitates permitting and interagency, interstate, international cooperation. FWC provides technical expertise in project design.
9648701 Montana Focus Watershed-Flathead System (FWC-FR) Sister project- Share information and techniques for public involvement and restoration techniques
9101903 Hungry Horse Resrvoir Mitigation Sister mitigation project on Flathead System- exchange information and techniques and occasionally share personel.

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 0.8 FTE Watershed Coordinator (0.2 FTE Project 9404900) 0.2 FTE Lakes Coordinator $30,481
Fringe $7,823
Supplies Office supplies, copies, computer software, $2,550
Operating Telephone and internet fees $1,560
Capital Purchase of Conservation Easements and Long-term management agreements for riparian corridor protect $20,000
Travel Mileage (5400 miles @ .31/mile) $1,674
Indirect 17.2 percent $14,609
Subcontractor We will be subcontracting stream reconstruction/design yet to be determined; WestWater Consultants Inc.; Watershed Consulting; Wildland Hydrology Consultants $20,850
$99,547
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$99,547
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$99,547
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
% change from forecast0.ToString("0.0%"))
Cost sharing
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Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: Acheivement of objective associated with willingness of local governments, public support and permitting processes. Also CBFWA prioritization and NPPC approval.


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: Need to describe what activities will be modified and what additional work will be performed based on receiving funding in FY98.
Recommendation:
Fundable
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Presentation: This is the sister project to the Flathead Focus Watershed project. It coordinates implementation of Excessive Drawdown (9401001) and Libby Mitigation (8346700). The Libby Mitigation Plan equals the Libby Watershed Plan. The FY 99 budget will be used for coordination, public scoping/outreach and travel. The funding for on-the-ground work and monitoring comes from other projects. The local county commissioners provide some for stream rehabilitation.

Questions/Answers:

There is a concern about sprouting coordinators. Does this project coordinate with the Kootenai River Ecosystem project (9404900)? Answer: No, the Kootenais do not want to be the primary coordinators.

Why is $20,000 in the budget for purchasing conservation easements? Answer: This is being negotiated at this time.

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:

This is a Watershed Council proposal that falls short of providing concrete plans. Thus, it ranked low in the set. The abstract needs to be better written. The objectives are not clear in text. It shows a strong collaboration with two Kootenai projects and should include more coordination with other projects. The focus here is on public interaction, which may be different enough from other efforts in the basin to warrant funding.