Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199202406

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 Public Fisheries Education/Enhanced Protection of Resident/ESA Species
BPA Project Proposal Number 199202406
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Business acronym (if appropriate) MFWP

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Captain Mack Long
Mailing Address 3201 Spurgin Road
City, State, Zip Missoula, MT 59804
Phone 4065425512
Fax 4065425529
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Columbia
Subbasin Flathead, Kootenai
Short Description Enhance the MFWP resident and ESA fisheries education and enforcement effort through increased public awareness, coordination, and accountability.
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: 10.1, 10.1A, 10.1B, 10.3.13
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: 62FR32268, 56FR58619, 57FR14653
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. Educate the public on issues that affect bull trout, resident, & ESA fish recovery and protection a. Increase public education/ awareness on the effects of illegal take, illegal introductions, water quality and habitat degradation in Western Montana on the Columbia River Basin native resident and ESA fish species.
. b. Enhance the public awareness and deterrent effect of various education/enforcement efforts.
. c. Maintain two FTE's to coordinate the educational material distribution, schedule and give presentations, document education/enforcement activities, prepare quarterly reports on budget and ed/enf. activities
. d. Develop measurement criteria and methods to evaluate the effectiveness of public awareness, deterrence, and willingness to comply with the laws and rules for the protection of depleted fish stocks and their habitat.
2. Provide enhanced enforcement of laws and rules for the protection of E.S.A. and native fish throughout western Montana. a. Continue the development of enforcement efforts for protection of critical habitat for native, resident, and ESA threatened fishes.
. b. Provide enhanced operations and equipment for 22-25 State funded wardens to conduct education and enforcement emphasis programs and special operations.
. c. Continue and improve a reporting system (via action plans and after action critiques) for use by officers for development of protection strategies to enhance depleted fish stocks.
3. Maximize the accounability of the education/enforcement effort and achievement of results for the protection of fish via monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of the program in terms of qualitative and quantitative performance criteria. a. Develop performance standards and specific quantitative and qualitative criteria to objectively measure achievement results.
. b. Collect and summarize law enforcement effort statistics using a consistent scientifically valid methodology, and document the results of the enhanced law enforcement program through quarterly progress reports, and annual completion reports.
. c. Adaptively manage the education/enforcement program by making necessary changes as indicated by performance measures.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 01/01/00 68.0%
2 01/01/99 01/01/00 28.0%
3 01/01/99 01/01/00 4.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Two FTE's $ 42,000
Supplies Equipment for enhanced education/enforcement project $ 20,000
Operating $ 34,000
Capital None $ 0
Tag None $ 0
Travel Budget for participation in CBLEC process. $ 2,400
Indirect Differential pay for 22-25 State funded wardens. $ 10,000
Subcontractor NONE $ 0
Other $ 15,293
Total Itemized Budget $123,693

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $123,693
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $123,693
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 $127,403 $131,225 $135,161 $139,216
Total Outyear Budgets $127,403 $131,225 $135,161 $139,216

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: NONE

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Part One addresses the need of the general public, school children, private landowners and other resource agencies who need to be educated on the plights and perils facing the recovery of bull trout, Kootenai white sturgeon and other salmonids in western Montana. It also addresses the public’s inability to properly identify bull trout and salmonids. Presentations will be given to fourth grade students, the general public, sportsman/women organizations, etc. in western Montana. In addition, all field contacts will also be used as an educational opportunity. Fish ID will be an essential element of this program. Pre- and post-educational surveys using consistent, scientifically valid methodology will be done. M & E along with adaptive management will insure success. Base line study was done in 1995/1996. Part Two allows enhanced protection of these species at critical periods during spawning, staging, and migration. The expected outcome is increased fish survival, success of fishery management goals, and increased compliance. Program will be monitored through angler surveys, public attitude, biological, and redd count statistics.

Reviews and Recommendations

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