Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199101901

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 Hungry Horse Fisheries Mitigation Plan Flathead Lake
BPA Project Proposal Number 199101901
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) CSKT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Barry Hansen
Mailing Address P.O. Box 278
City, State, Zip Pablo, MT 59855
Phone 4066752700
Fax 4066752713
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Columbia
Subbasin Flathead
Short Description Monitor and implement fisheries improvement activities within the Flathead Lake Basin.
Target Species cutthroat bull trout lake trout kokanee

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 relative abundance of bull and cutthroat trout. a. Spring gillnetting
2. Determine angler pressure, and catch and harvest rates, on four target species in Flathead Lake a. Creel survey
3. Improve habitat conditions and biological productivity in direct tributaries to Flathead Lake. a. Comprehensive watershed restoration.
4. Monitor kokanee survival a. Gillnetting
4. Monitor kokanee survival b. Creel survey
4. Monitor kokanee survival c. Merwin trapping
4. Monitor kokanee survival d. Spawning survey
5. Evaluate 6 parameters of lake trout biology a. Fall gillnetting

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 04/01/99 05/01/07 10.0%
2 10/01/98 05/01/99 55.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/07 20.0%
4 10/01/98 09/01/99 10.0%
5 10/01/98 09/01/07 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 34,000
Fringe $ 6,000
Supplies $ 8,000
Operating $ 2,500
Travel $ 2,000
Indirect $ 7,500
Subcontractor $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $ 65,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 65,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 65,000
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

2000 2001 2002 2003
All Phases $ 65,000 $ 65,000 $ 65,000 $ 70,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 65,000 $ 65,000 $ 65,000 $ 70,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None foreseen

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The CSKT and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) wrote ?Fisheries Mitigation Plan for Losses Attributable to the Construction and Operation of Hungry Horse Dam.? in March 1991 to define the fisheries losses, mitigation alternatives and recommendations to protect, mitigate and enhance resident fish and aquatic habitat affected by Hungry Horse Dam. On November 12, 1991, the Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC) approved the mitigation plan with minor modifications, called for a detailed implementation plan, and amended measures 903(h)(1) through (7). A long-term mitigation plan was submitted during August 1992 and was approved by the Council in 1993. This particular project is a continuation of an original contract signed on November 11, 1993. Goals of this project are to create and restore habitat and quantitatively monitor changes in fish populations to verify the efficacy of our mitigation measures. For example, native trout monitoring in Flathead Lake is conducted annually and builds on an existing data set initiated in 1981. Monitoring of the experimental kokanee reintroduction has been a primary activity of this project since 1992. The Polson Golf Course Spring Creek project was completed in 1995 and the first of a planned three years of imprint planting was begun with the placement of 20,000 cutthroat eggs in the stream. Initial planning, distribution of information, scoping of landowners, and inventory of resources were initiated in the Dayton Creek drainage in 1996. Restoration work is projected to continue there for several years. Restoration work began on Skidoo Creek in 1997 and consisted of 1)identifying the problem, 2)recruiting landowner support and participation, and 3) data collection. Work is scheduled for completion in 1998 with monitoring activities projected for several additional years. Lake trout, whose high densities have precluded successful mitigation of losses of other species, have been sampled since 1996 for a determination of maturity and fecundity. Results of this work have utility in determining the population status of this key predator in Flathead Lake. This program also includes Project No. 9500400 (Libby Mitigation Plan, Section 10.3B1). Public scoping, project site selection and loss/gain assessment for Libby Dam began in 1995 and were completed in 1997. CSKT and MFWP produced a draft document for review in 1997, with a final submitted to NPPC in 1998.

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 and is the lake monitoring component of the Hungry Horse Mitigation Plan. It monitors community structure, biological responses and bioenergetics ( mysis shrimp - lake trout - whitefish) in Flathead Lake (but not the tributaries). Indirect costs are 13.2%. This is a collaborative effort and activities (e.g. Dayton Creek) are coordinated with the ongoing watershed project (9608701).


Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$ 65,000 $ 65,000 $ 65,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This is a marginal proposal that was one of the poorest in the set. It reads as a monitoring and evaluation project for basic fisheries data: creel survey, fish sampling. It needs to be part of an overall umbrella project for all Hungry Horse projects, but the proposal itself does not relate the work to other Hungry Horse projects. The standard surveys are good for long-term data records. The status of the populations was not described well enough to be sure the next steps are needed. The work plan for tributary reclamation is not clear. The proposal is linked administratively with other projects, but division of labor is not clearly presented.

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 (Salish & Kootenai Tribes) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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