Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199004400

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 Implement Fisheries Enhancement Opportunities :Coeur d’Alene Reservation
BPA Project Proposal Number 199004400
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Coeur d’Alene Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) CDA Tribe

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Kelly Lillengreen
Mailing Address P.O. Box 408
City, State, Zip Plummer, ID 83851
Phone 2086866803
Fax 2086863021
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Columbia
Subbasin Coeur d'Alene
Short Description Habitat restoration, purchase critical watershed areas to protect quality habitat, develop an educational outreach program, develop interim tribal harvest opportunities, construct and operate a hatchery, and 5 year monitoring and evaluation program.
Target Species bull trout (proposed ESA listing) westslope cutthroat trout 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: 10.8B.4
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
4401 Lake Creek Land Acquisition Purchases critical watershed areas in the Lake Creek Drainage for protection of upland and riparian areas deemed critical for restoration of fish and wildlife habitat in the Lake Creek Drainage. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Riparian Enhancement a. Implement riparian and upland enhancement projects in target watersheds
2. Lateral water development a. Develop sites in target watersheds that will provide high quality summer and/or winter rearing habitat for juvenile cutthroat trout.
3. Water storage enhancement a. Implement wetland enhancement projects in target drainages
4. Monitoring and Evaluation a. Monitor the movement of adultand juvenile fish within all target watersheds. Install and maintain spring migration traps
4. Monitoring and Evaluation b. Track abundance and distribution of cutthroat trout in all target watersheds.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation c. Monitor water temperature and stream flow at selected sites in each target watershed
4. Monitoring and Evaluation d. Evaluate project effectiveness for all ongoing and completed restoration projects. Evaluations to include: 1) utilization by cutthroat trout; 2) document stability of instream structures; 3) growth and survival of riparian plantings; 4) riparian function
5. Develop Interim Harvest Opportunities a. Prepare, stock and maintain existing ponds, as well as develop additional pond locations.
5. Develop Interim Harvest Opportunities b. Evaluate the effectiveness of stocking program through creel survey information, population estimates and other information.
6. Education Outreach Program a. Continue development of educational forum for the local community. Interact with area schools to enlist participation in the program. Coordinate community activities that provide information and integrate projects
6. Education Outreach Program b. Form functional watershed work groups comprised of private landonwers, industry and agency interests to develop restoration and cooperative opportunities
6. Education Outreach Program c. Produce quarterly newsletter detailing watershed and restoration activities
7. Supplementation Feasibility a. Identify limiting factors for cutthroat and bull trout in Lake Coeur d’Alene. Evaluate Predator-prey relationships. Identify and describe habitat types and fish assemblages found within nearshore areas of Lake Coeur d’Alene
7. Supplementation Feasibility b. Conduct baseline genetic analysis of cutthroat trout from each target watershed
7. Supplementation Feasibility c. Complete data analysis of above tasks to determine if supplementation is necessary for rebuilding stocks to harvestable levels. Determine feasibility of re-introduction of bull trout to Tribal Waters.
7. Supplementation Feasibility q. If supplementation is necessary develop bio-engeneering criteria for pre-design phase of hatchery construction. Selection options for location and type of facility and complete NEPA requirements for construction.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 06/01/96 11/01/02 40.0%
2 06/01/96 11/01/02 5.0%
3 06/01/96 11/01/02 5.0%
4 06/01/96 11/01/02 15.0%
5 06/01/97 11/01/07 5.0%
6 06/01/97 12/01/07 10.0%
7 10/01/97 01/01/00 20.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $274,100
Fringe $ 95,935
Supplies $ 60,775
Capital hatchery slted for this year/scheduling constraints may limit the need for this amount. $1,200,000
Travel $ 25,000
Indirect currently calculated at 31.6% of budget minus capitat and subcontracts $154,248
Subcontractor Not determined at this time $ 16,500
Other $ 32,316
Total Itemized Budget $1,858,874

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,858,874
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,858,874
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 $894,000 $894,000 $794,000 $794,000
Total Outyear Budgets $894,000 $894,000 $794,000 $794,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: 1)Adequate landowner participation 2.) Supplementation feasibility study completed on time 3.) Hatchery NEPA requirements completed on time 4.) Adequate budget to implement interrelated objectives/tasks.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Bonneville Power Administration is funding necessary stream habitat improvement projects on tributaries within the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation to facilitate recovery of westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout populations. Baseline stream surveys conducted from 1990-1994 have identified several population limiting factors, including: high summer water temperatures, suboptimal baseflows, reductions in pool volume, and low abundance of woody debris. Critical habitat areas have been identified based on existing land-use patterns and cutthroat trout abundance and distribution. Recommendations for treating limiting factors are presented as a three phase implementation process. Phase one emphasizes watershed restoration techniques including: 1) changing land use practices that are causing habitat degradation; and 2) reestablishing riparian/stream linkages. Phase two involves active manipulations of habitat structure that address site specific problems. Phase three evaluates alternatives for supplementation and construction of supplementation facilities. Restoration strategies combine: conservation of remaining high quality habitat; reclamation of degraded riparian and upland areas; development of interim harvest opportunities; and increasing public awareness, landowner involvement and public education.

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: This project began in 1992 with a baseline study. In 1995 the Council approved the recommendations from the baseline study and in 1996 implementation got underway. The project has 5 parts: 1) restoration in 4 watersheds; 2) education and outreach; 3) monitoring and evaluation; 4) supplementation; and 5) interim harvest opportunities. Funds for construction of the hatchery are included in the 99 budget so that the tribe won't have to come back for more money when the NEPA/Master Plan/ 3-Step processes are complete. BPA may have to go to Congress to get approval. The Tribe is also doing work on Benewah, Alder and Evans creeks.


Concern: The capital expenditure for the hatchery should come out of the capital budget.

What percent is the hatchery cost versus the trout pond construction? Answer: It will take $50,000 - $100,000 to build and maintain each pond. The trout for the ponds have been donated by another hatchery.

How much supplementation is needed? Answer: That will be covered in the master plan.

What does the personnel budget cover? Answer: The $274,000 covers project supervisors, technicians and biologists.

Is there money in this proposal for the Lake Creek Project. Answer: No. Lake Creek is a priority watershed and the purchase will be completed by the end of this year.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$858,874 $1,894,000 $894,000
$1,000,000 for hatchery deferred to 2000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Inadequate as a whole, but some portions are adequate
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Although the ISRP recommends combining integrated projects in one proposal, this proposal is too diffuse and divergent and lacks focus. The habitat study and restoration aspects of the project appear beneficial, but these activities appear to be limited to provision of production and harvest opportunities. The proposal does not make clear the scientific need for or likely efficacy of the hatchery, as described. If the habitat work is done properly, stocking may not be necessary. However, the habitat manipulation techniques described in the proposal appear misguided. The proposal discusses evaluation of the need for supplementation, but it appears the proposers intend to implement hatchery production before completing their background study or watershed analysis. The budget does not appear to be consistent with the objectives. The ISRP does not support this proposal.

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 (Coeur D'Alene Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Sponsor (Coeur D'Alene Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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