Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9049

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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 Feasibility Study for a State-Wide Water Quality Data Sharing Mechanism
BPA Project Proposal Number 9049
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Rachel Stein, MS, hydrologist
Business acronym (if appropriate)

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Rachel Stein
Mailing Address 2835 SE Yamhill
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97214
Phone 5032329385
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Evaluate water quality data sources within the State of Oregon. Compile a data base of this information. Use information to recommend an efficient data sharing mechanism that would provide user-friendly, real-time access to state-wide water quality data
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: 3.3., 3.2, 4.2
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): anadromous

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8810804 Streamnet supplementary data No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Identify biological, chemical, and physical water quality data being collected within the state of Oregon a. contact federal, state, local agencies, organizations, watershed councils, tribes
. b. create data base for information
. c. transfer data into useable form
2. Recommend an efficient data-sharing mechanism a. analyze information about data collection
. b. write report
. c. assess possibilities of integration into Streamnet, using Internet and GIS

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 10/01/99 85.0%
2 10/01/99 04/01/00 15.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel professional time $ 42,700
Fringe health insurance, car insurance $ 2,040
Supplies office supplies, copying, faxing, printing $ 1,190
Operating computer lease, printer and fax lease, fax line, telephone line, internet service, office rent, telephone calls $ 12,845
Capital Software (Note: If a computer, printer and fax were purchased instead of leased, costs could be lowered) $ 1,700
Travel to agencies, organizations $ 5,700
Subcontractor $ 0
Other order library materials $ 200
Total Itemized Budget $ 66,375

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 66,375
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 66,375
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

All Phases $ 37,843
Total Outyear Budgets $ 37,843

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Constraints- possible difficulty in contacting parties Milestones- (1)- finish data collection, (2)- write report of results

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


As the concern for salmon recovery in the Northwest increases, the State of Oregon has been forced to evaluate the effects of land use management upon its fish and wildlife habitat. It has become evident that the need for a quick solution to the declining salmon populations is crucial. The sharing of natural resource data and coordination of information is a major element sought after by salmon-related plans such as the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Plan and the Oregon Coastal Salmon Restoration Initiative. This ensures that management decisions are based on a comprehensive view of the problem, rather than focusing on small parts. Currently, water quality data is being collected state-wide by a variety of agencies and organizations. This data is gathered at different times, in different places and at different frequencies. Often, this data may consist of overlapping information or contain gaps, unbeknownst to either party. Because of this lack of coordination, a great amount of money and resources are being wasted. Watershed councils are having difficulties obtaining the information they need to make efficient planning decisions. Without a baseline and real-time data, agencies are losing precious time in fish and wildlife recovery efforts. Up to the present, there have been only a few efforts to bring natural resource data together. The Streamnet system provided by the Columbia Fish and Wildlife Plan is an example of such an effort, yet it does not include an inventory of water quality information. The goal of the grant proposal is to assess the feasibility of a state-wide water quality data-sharing mechanism for Oregon. Such a system would establish a baseline of information, improve access to real-time water quality data, assist in coordination efforts between agencies, and provide knowledge as to where data is being duplicated and where information is lacking. It would serve as a management tool for salmon recovery efforts throughout the state of Oregon, as well as providing a precedent for other states in their restoration efforts. An integrated data-sharing mechanism would ensure cost-effectiveness for all parties conducting research. The study would involve contacting agencies, organizations, watershed councils and other groups within the state and compiling a data base on their data-collection practices. This would last for 1 1/2 years, after which there would be a report outlining results. A recommendation for the actual mechanism will be made.

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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