Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199001800

Proposal Table of Contents

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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 Evaluate Rainbow Trout Habitat/Passage Improvements of Tribs. to L. Roosev
BPA Project Proposal Number 199001800
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Colville Confederated Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) CCT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name David Alexis
Mailing Address P.O. Box 150
City, State, Zip Nespelem, WA 99155
Phone 5096348845
Fax 5096348592
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Columbia
Subbasin Upper Columbia Mainstem
Short Description Increase quality/quantity of spawning/rearing habitat in selected trib streams to L. Roosevelt by eliminating migration barriers, improved riparian conditions, improved instream habitat & protracted late summer flow conditions.
Target Species adfluvial rainbow trout

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. Determine fish population status a. Determine the relative abundance of adult rainbow trout spawners present in five project streams
1. Determine fish population status b. Enumerate juvenile adfluvial rainbow trout outmigrants in five project streams
1. Determine fish population status c. Enumerate juvenile rainbow trout outmigrants in the SanPoil River.
2. Determine effectiveness of passage improvements. a. Conduct spawning ground surveys above culverts on five project streams.
2. Determine effectiveness of passage improvements. b. Monitor passage locations to access the longevity of fish passage improvements.
3. Determine effectiveness of instream habitat measures on channel morphology. a. Conduct channel morphology surveys (Horizontal control Surveys) on five study streams.
4. Determine effectiveness of riparian habitat improvements a. Plant survivability survey
5. Comparative analysis of stream morphology, passage sites, fish habitat, and juvenile fish populations of pre and post implementation. a. Analyze data collected in objectives 1- 4.
6. Maintenance excavation of stream channel and passage structures a. Provide maintenance of stream channel and instream structures in instances where private property is threatened.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/99 05/01/99 27.0%
2 7.0%
3 52.0%
4 3.0%
5 8.0%
6 3.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 91,000
Fringe $ 2,730
Supplies $ 3,312
Operating $ 3,500
Travel $ 24,300
Indirect $ 35,672
Subcontractor $ 6,183
Other $ 1,303
Total Itemized Budget $168,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $168,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $168,000
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 $182,000
Total Outyear Budgets $182,000

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Habitat/Passage Improvement Project is a resident fish substitution project to mitigate for anadromous fish losses above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams. The goal of the project is to increase natural production of adfluvial rainbow trout in tributaries to Lake Roosevelt through habitat and fish passage improvements in selected tributaries. Specific over-all program objectives include: Increase parr production consistent with habitat availability to help achieve a 12,000 fish harvest of adfluvial rainbow trout by the 2000; Manage adfluvial rainbow trout populations as self-sustaining populations (escapement of 6,000 adults by the year 2000); Identify future habitat/passage improvement opportunities in the “blocked areas” above chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams; Monitor and evaluate habitat/passage improvements. The project includes three phases: Phase I- Develop base-line information of existing conditions and strategies/opportunities for enhancement; Phase II- Implementation of selected actions/strategies described in phase I; and Phase III- Monitor and evaluate the impacts of implementation actions. The current project scope includes phase III, which began in 1996 and will continue through 2000. Phase III will develop a comparative analysis of pre and post implementation of habitat/passage improvements by monitoring fish populations (both juvenile and adult), examining fish passage effectiveness, instream habitat effectiveness on channel morphology fish habitat and fish habitat utilization and effectiveness of riparian habitat improvement actions.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA: Resident Fish Review Comments Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Presentation: The goal of this project is to provide a subsistence and recreational fishery through natural production of native rainbow trout in the San Poil River. The initial phases of the project focused on habitat improvements (instream structures, large woody debris, fencing and channel restoration) in 5 tributaries. The habitat work has been completed and the project has 2 more years of monitoring (population sampling and adult returns).


Is this an adequate length of time to monitor the effectiveness of the project? Answer: No.

Can other hatchery rainbow trout stocked in Lake Roosevelt go up the San Poil River? What prevents the hatchery fish from straying? Answer: Yes, hatchery rainbows can go up the San Poil, but we have never caught one in our weirs. We identify hatchery fish by fin condition and FLOY tags.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes

General Comment: There is some concern about how hatchery rainbow trout will impact wild rainbow trout.

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Pass (Fundable)
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000
$168,000 $182,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal is well organized and includes good descriptions and goals for evaluation of habitat improvement activities. However, the proposal provides no history and no summary or descriptions of concrete results from past activities and monitoring; thus, there is no indication of how good their data really are. If the sampling is done primarily in shallow streams and rivers, electrofishing would be a better sampling method than hydroacoustics. A great deal of work is proposed (perhaps overly optimistically) to be completed in one year.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
Sponsor (Colville Confederated Tribes) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Sponsor (Colville Confederated Tribes) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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