Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199202401

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 Enhanced Harvest & Habitat Law Enforcement for Anadromous Salmonids & Resid
BPA Project Proposal Number 199202401
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Law Enforcement Department
Business acronym (if appropriate) CRITFC
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Captain John B. Johnson
Mailing Address 4270 Westcliff Drive
City, State, Zip Hood River, OR 97031
Phone 5033866363
Fax 5033866620
E-mail hrojohj@gorge.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Mainstem
Subbasin Mainstem
 
Short Description Law enforcement protection of salmon species throughout their life cycle with an emphasis on protection of weak stocks. Protection will be concentrated within the hydro corridor (e.g., between Bonneville and McNary dams).
Target Species Anadromous Salmonid/Steelhead and Sturgeon


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): anadromous


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. Enhanced enforcement for protection of anadromous & resident fish throughout the Columbia Basin. a. Maintain enhanced level of law enforcement officers (1997 level of FTE's) in the field.
. b. Maximize overall fisheries and habitat enforcement effectiveness focused within the hydro corridor (Zone 6).
. c. Include additional protection for depleted fish stocks throughout the Columbia Basin in conjunction with tribal policy directives and guidelines.
. d. Continued implementation of "problem oriented policing" by focusing enforcement resources towards specific task oriented, special emphasis patrols. Specific plans developed in coordination with tribal fishery management goals, objectives & priorities.
. e. Increase overt and covert operations, aircraft surveillance, inter-agency task force operations and public awareness efforts.
. f. Increase enforcement efforts for protection of resident fish in tribal fishing areas and provide task force support in coordination with the four Treaty Tribes.
. g. Increase enforcement efforts for protection of critical habitat of anadromous and resident fish throughout tribal fishing areas and provide task force support in coordination with the four Treaty Tribes.
. h. Provide required basic and advanced training of fisheries enforcement personnel relative to specific tribal and Inter-Tribal enforcement responsibilities. Provide enhanced training in the area of environmental and habitat enforcement protection.
2. Develop and conduct environmental and habitat enforcement programs and projects in coordination with tribal, state and federal regulatory agencies. a. Initiate specialized training for law enforcement personnel in the area of environmental and habitat enforcement application techniques.
. b. To the extent practicable, coordinate field operations in a specific location with local enforcement agencies, e.g., city police, county sheriffs, and tribal police.
. c. Work within tribal policy guidelines & coordinate with state, tribal, federal agencies to expand enforcement for protection of spawning & habitat areas and "gravel-to-gravel management" & achieve better coordination with tribal conservation enforcement ef
. d. Assist as requested and in conjunction with other agencies in the coordination and integration and expansion of the currently funded Tribal Tributary Enforcement Programs.
3. Optimize voluntary compliance with of laws and rules to protect Columbia Basin fishes and their critical habitats -- via increased public involvement and deterrence of illegal activities. a. Coordinate efforts to increase public awareness of effects of illegal take & habitat degradation on anadromous salmonid & resident fish stocks.
. b. Educate public on major issues related to restoration of stocks with focus on role of enforcement by providing information in a variety of formats & developing objective news releases to various media.
. c. Continue to upgrade/enhance public relations expertise to educate general public on importance of tribal treaty fishing rights & demonstrate effectiveness & importance of professional "preventive" law enforcement program.
. d. Use various media Optimize voluntary compliance with of laws and rules to protect Columbia Basin fishes and their critical habitats -- via increased public involvement and deterrence of illegal activities.
. e. Publicize enforcement successes such as increased compliance to tribal fishing regulations and apprehension and conviction of fish and wildlife violators
4. Continue coordination with CRITFC fisheries management to assure that enforcement efforts are conducive to tribal fish and wildlife protection and enhancement priorities. a. Coordinate with various entities to identify & prioritize law enforcement activities in Columbia Basin that will complement & maximize efficiency of tribal mainstem & tributary management goals.
. b. Coordinate with various entities to identify & prioritize law enforcement activities in the Basin that will complement & maximize efficiency of regional management goals.
. c. Develop annual cooperative enforcement plans for the protection and enhancement of Columbia Basin fish stocks and their critical habitats, using the input and review derived from the coordination described in the above tasks.
5. Maximize the accountability of CRITFE enhanced law enforcement for the protection of fish and their critical habitats. a. Develop performance standards and specific quantitative and qualitative criteria to objectively measure achievement of results.
. b. Collect and summarize law enforcement statistics using a consistent methodology and document the results of the CRITFE enhanced law enforcement program through required quarterly and annual reports.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 12/01/99 40.0%
2 01/01/99 12/01/99 15.0%
3 01/01/99 12/01/99 25.0%
4 01/01/99 12/01/99 10.0%
5 01/01/99 12/01/99 10.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $272,356
Fringe $ 85,792
Supplies $ 36,750
Operating $196,328
Capital $ 29,250
Travel $ 14,900
Indirect $233,178
Subcontractor $ 7,500
Total Itemized Budget $876,054


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $876,054
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $876,054
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 $919,856 $965,848 $1,064,848 $1,118,090
Total Outyear Budgets $919,856 $965,848 $1,064,848 $1,118,090
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The goals and objectives of the enhanced CRITFE law enforcement program are to implement an expanded enforcement program to provide additional protection against illegal takes of Columbia River salmon species throughout their life cycle with an emphasis on weak stocks passing through the hydro-power corridor (e.g., between Bonneville and McNary Dams). The Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program was amended in 1991 to include a measure providing for increased levels of harvest law enforcement. The increased law enforcement measure was included in the "Strategy for Salmon (NPPC 1992): i.e., Measure 5.5C "Law Enforcement and Public Education on Impacts of Illegal or Wasteful Fisheries." This enhanced law enforcement measure is also included in 1994 NPPC amendments as measure 8.5C. The approach is threefold. First, CRITFE will maintain field levels (1997 level of effort) of harvest and habitat law enforcement protection. Second, CRITFE will enhance the efficiency of this increased enforcement by promoting cooperation and assistance from other regional fisheries enforcement entities. Third, the effort to educate the public on the plight of specific fish stocks and of the importance and effectiveness of enhanced law enforcement protection in stopping violations before they occur (deterrence and voluntary compliance). Expected outcomes include: (1) Increased passage survival of adult salmonids during their upstream migration through the Columbia River with an emphasis in the hydro-power corridor (Zone 6 -- which is CRITFE's core area of operation); (2) Increased protection of critical habitats of anadromous salmonids; (3) Increased life cycle survival of depleted species of endemic resident fish and protection of their critical habitats throughout the subbasins of the Columbia Basin; (4) Increased public awareness of problems associated with illegal take and habitat degradation, increased public participation in reporting and deterring violations; (5) Increased deterrence for criminals and the general public in violating laws and rules and improved voluntary compliance with state, tribal and federal fish and wildlife protection laws. Results will be monitored as a result of the ongoing development of performance standards and specific quantitative and qualitative criteria in conjunction with tribal and regional fish and wildlife management processes and objectives.


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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