Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9041

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Enhance/Protect Imperiled Native Fish Species Through Improved Education...
BPA Project Proposal Number 9041
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Business acronym (if appropriate) MFWP
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Heather M. Pier
Mailing Address 490 N. Meridian Rd.
City, State, Zip Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone 4067514563
Fax 4062570349
E-mail kbrooks@mt.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Columbia
Subbasin Kootenai, Flathead
 
Short Description Provide educational and informational services to the public on issues relating to enhancement of bull trout, cutthroat trout, sturgeon, red band rainbow and other imperiled fisheries, and their corresponding habitats
Target Species


Project Location

[No information]


Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal


NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses:
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References


CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): resident


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Provide for protection and enhancement of bull trout, cutthroat trout, Kootenai white sturgeon, red band rainbow and other imperiled native resident fishes, via increased education and public involvement. a. Increase public awareness of native resident fish species by educating user groups and non-sporting groups as to the critical role they will play in comprehensive recovery plans for resident native fish.
1. Provide for protection and enhancement of bull trout, cutthroat trout, Kootenai white sturgeon, red band rainbow and other imperiled native resident fishes, via increased education and public involvement. b. Educate the public on issues related to restoration of imperiled fish stocks in Montana. Provide information in a variety of formats, such as brochures, public presentations, signs, news releases, press conferences, radio and television spots.
1. Provide for protection and enhancement of bull trout, cutthroat trout, Kootenai white sturgeon, red band rainbow and other imperiled native resident fishes, via increased education and public involvement. c. Educate anglers and recreationists on identification of target species in Western Montana. Evaluate effectiveness and adaptively manage the Fish ID effort presently being conducted.
1. Provide for protection and enhancement of bull trout, cutthroat trout, Kootenai white sturgeon, red band rainbow and other imperiled native resident fishes, via increased education and public involvement. d. Coordinate efforts between fish managers, public information officers, biologists and fish and game wardens in development and distribution of materials for public information and education.
1. Provide for protection and enhancement of bull trout, cutthroat trout, Kootenai white sturgeon, red band rainbow and other imperiled native resident fishes, via increased education and public involvement. e. Develop methods to enhance public involvement in native fish preservation and restoration, e.g., toll free fish violator hotlines and volunteer programs.
1. Provide for protection and enhancement of bull trout, cutthroat trout, Kootenai white sturgeon, red band rainbow and other imperiled native resident fishes, via increased education and public involvement. f. Develop criteria and methods to evaluate the effectiveness of public awareness programs. Assess public willingness to comply with rules and regulations for protecting imperiled fish stocks and their critical habitat in the Columbia basin.
2. Optimize annual & long term efficacy of efforts through development of annual operational plans for Montana fisheries education & protection of critical habitat. a. Coordinate with fish manager, fish & wildlife biologists & policy makers within MFWP & other state agencies to identify & prioritize education activities in Montana. Efforts will complement and maximize efficiency of state-wide & regional management goals
2. Optimize annual and long term efficacy of efforts through the development of annual operational plans for Montana fisheries education and protection of critical habitat. b. Coordinate with Helena & regional fish managers for planning in Columbia Basin that will complement & maximize efficiency of management goals related to ESA & protect/enhance native resident fish stocks & their habitats.
3. Develop performance standards and specific criteria to objectively measure achievement. a. Develop criteria to evaluate performance of specific objectives in education program. Improve public awareness & participation, enhance voluntary compliance, decrease mistaken take of native resident fish stocks, increase survival of spawners, etc.
3. Develop performance standards and specific criteria to objectively measure achievement. b. Annually evaluate performance in terms of how education efforts resulted in accomplishment of specified performance objectives according to predetermined criteria i.e., did the education program actions accomplish the desired results?
3. Develop performance standards and specific criteria to objectively measure achievement. c. Collect and summarize education statistics using a consistent scientifically valid methodology. Document the results of the program through annual reports to pertinent agencies.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 12/01/01 48.0%
2 01/01/99 12/01/99 20.0%
3 01/01/99 12/01/99 32.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 24,998
Fringe $ 7,931
Supplies $ 12,097
Operating $ 10,800
Travel $ 4,027
Indirect $ 10,685
Subcontractor $ 3,000
Total Itemized Budget $ 73,538


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 73,538
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 73,538
FY 1999 forecast from 1998 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2000 2001 2002 2003
All Phases $ 79,936 $ 79,936 $ 79,936 $ 79,936
Total Outyear Budgets $ 79,936 $ 79,936 $ 79,936 $ 79,936
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

Fish managers are increasingly utilizing innovative strategies for preserving and restoring native resident fish populations. These new strategies often conflict with angler misconceptions. To create public support for native fish programs, agencies and fish conservation groups must undertake broad based education efforts. To teach effectively about imperiled fish populations, all types of education and communication need to be used. Awareness of these populations must be raised among anglers and the general public. This education and information effort will also facilitate the exchange of technical information concerning the biology and management of imperiled fish stocks between public information officers, fish managers, biologists, and law enforcement personnel. Projects will include working with traditional resource users and non users, as to the critical role they play in comprehensive recovery for resident native fish. Monitoring will include pre- and post- educational surveys, using a consistent scientifically valid methodology. Documentation of the results of the program will occur through annual reports to BPA and other appropriate entities.


Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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