FY 1999 proposal 199702400

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199702400 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleAvian Predation on Juvenile Salmonids in the Lower Columbia R: Phase II M&E
Proposal ID199702400
OrganizationOregon State University, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (OSU, CRITFC)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameDr. Daniel D. Roby
Mailing addressOregon Coop Wildlife Research Unit, Dept. of F&W, 104 Nash Hall, OSU Corvallis, OR 97331-3803
Phone / email5417371955 / robyd@ccmail.orst.edu
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinMainstem / Mainstem
Short descriptionDevelop a management plan to reduce avian predation on juvenile salmonids. Implement chosen management options and evaluate their efficacy through continued monitoring of smolt losses to birds.
Target speciesAll Columbia Basin salmonid stocks consumed by piscivorous waterbirds
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

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 $70,000
Fringe $25,000
Supplies $25,000
Operating $40,000
Travel $5,000
Indirect $35,000
Subcontractor $150,000
$350,000
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$350,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$350,000
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: The implementation of a management plan to reduce predation by piscivorous waterbirds on juvenile salmonids will depend on decisions made by regional fish and wildlife managers and stakeholders, specifically (1) is there sufficient data to warrant management action, (2) what level of predation on juvenile salmonids warrants management of bird populations, and (3) what management options are most appropriate. These issues will be addressed in a workshop planned for December 1998. The schedule for FY99 could be affected if resource management agencies and stakeholder groups have difficulty reaching a consensus on the above mentioned management questions.


Reviews and recommendations

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

Recommendation:
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Comments:

Criteria 1: Technical Criteria - Yes

Criteria 2: Objectives Criteria - Yes

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Yes:


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

The budget recommendation will necessitate changes in the FY99 work, and either the radio-telemetry study of tern and cormorant foraging behavior in the estuary (new component) or addressing avian predation above Bonneville Dam will need to be eliminated.
Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

Although specific for the lower river and estuary, this proposal was grouped with the systemwide proposals because of its wide application. It is a well-written proposal that ranked near the top of the set. It is good basic research on an important topic and the proposal is well documented with lots of references. Is the food or the habitat attracting the birds? The proposal needs to propose various alternatives for management actions. Actual potential control methods are pretty vague. This proposal does not address the real problems associated with most releases of hatchery fish and barged fish. There is no indication of how a colony might be relocated.
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:
$250,000 $470,000 $470,000

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website