Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199202409

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 Enhance Law Enforcement for Fish & Wildlife and Watersheds of the Nez Perce
BPA Project Proposal Number 199202409
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Captain Adam Villavicencio
Mailing Address P.O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088437320 4
Fax 2088437407
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
Short Description Increase law enforcement (LE) protection of fish, wildlife, their critical habitats and other essential natural resources within watersheds managed by the Tribe. The LE program will be coordinated with all other resource enhancement projects of the NPT.
Target Species (a) Tributary fisheries: Clearwater River steelhead, spring and fall chinook salmon, Snake River white sturgeon, and a variety resident fish species. (b) Mainstem fisheries: spring, summer and fall chinook salmon, coho salmon, sockeye salmon, steelhead, white sturgeon, and northern pikeminnow

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: 8.5C2
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: The NMFS Biological Opinion on steelhead impacts for Columbia Basin fsiheries, October 1997-January 1998. BO on subsequent 1998 winter, spring, and summer fisheries is now in preparation by US v Oregon TAC (Joint CR Mgt. Staff Report 12/10/97).
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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
92024 CRITFC /Umatilla / Shoshone-Bannock Enforcement Projects Cooperative Task Forces & resource sharing No
8335000 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Enforce regulations of fisheries targeted on hatchery & supplementation production; protect brood stock in ladder entrances & hatchery ponds; protect incubation and rearing structures (e.g., egg boxes) from vandalism. No
8805301 NE Oregon Outplanting Facilities (same as above) No
8909802 Salmon Supplementation - Idaho (same as above) No
9604300 Johnson Creek artificial propagation (same as above) No
9703000 Listed stock adult escapement monitoring Coordinate with NPT researchers to provide equipment & personnel to assist with tracking and monitoring. No
9501300 Nez Perce trout ponds (same as 83350000 above) No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Provide enhanced enforcement of laws and rules for the protection of anadromous fish, resident fish, wildlife, and their habitats -- with an emphasis on depleted populations on the Nez Perce reservation and ceded lands, including stocks listed under ESA. a. Task 1.1. Increase the level of law enforcement officers in the field; and maintain the equipment, facilities, and management systems -- to maximize the overall fisheries and habitat enforcement effectiveness.
. b. Task 1.2. Provide required basic training of fisheries enforcement personnel relative to Tribal-specific and basin-wide enforcement responsibilities.
. c. Task 1.3. Increase enforcement efforts during anadromous salmonid runs on the Nez Perce Reservation and ceded lands -- with special emphasis on NMFS Biological opinions on harvest.
. d. Task 1.4. Increase enforcement efforts for protection of sturgeon and resident fish in tributary subbasins, and provide inter-tribal support throughout the Columbia Basin.
. e. Task 1.5. Increase enforcement efforts (as in Task 1.3) for protection of critical habitat of anadromous and resident fish in tributary subbasins, and provide inter-tribal support throughout the Columbia Basin.
. f. Task 1.6. Implement an integrated Nez Perce tribal cooperative enforcement operations plan.
. g. Task 1.7. Implement a task-specific reporting system (Enforcement Action Plans and After-Action Critiques) that will be utilized by Nez Perce fish & wildlife patrol officers as a common methodology for developing enforcement plans & specific strategies.
2. Improve cost-effectiveness of fisheries and habitat enforcement efforts via improved coordination with other Columbia Basin enforcement and regulatory agencies via appropriate coordination mechanisms. a. Task 2.1. Develop an integrated Nez Perce tribal cooperative enforcement operations plan.
. b. Task 2.2. At the command level, the program will be coordinated through the existing law enforcement processes.
. c. Task 2.3. Inter-agency task force operations will be coordinated upon mutual agreement with participating agencies -- including the sharing of equipment and personnel for effective utilization of all available resources.
. d. Task 2.4. Intra-agency operations will be coordinated under the authority of field supervisors and will be structured to achieve command level and inter-agency operational goals and objectives.
. e. Task 2.5. Field patrols will be coordinated and developed to compliment the overall objectives of the program.
. f. Task 2.6. Conduct environmental and habitat enforcement in coordination with state and federal regulatory agencies.
. g. Task 2.7. To the extent practicable, coordinate field operations in a specific location with local enforcement agencies, e.g., city police, county sheriffs, and tribal BIA police.
. h. Task 2.8. Work within tribal policy guidelines in an effort to expand enforcement to include protection of spawning and habitat areas in conjunction with "gravel-to-gravel management" and achieve better coordination with tribal conservation LE efforts.
. i. Task 2.9. Explore opportunities for and benefits of increased enforcement in spawning grounds in tribal ceded areas, e.g., the "Tribal Ranger Program" concept developed by member tribes.
. j. Task 2.10. Coordinate with other participating enforcement agencies and the designated monitoring and evaluation (M&E) fisheries consultant to provide data and assistance for the evaluation of the efficacy and accountability of the BPA-funded LE Project.
3. Optimize voluntary compliance of laws and rules to protect Columbia Basin fishes and their critical habitats -- via increased public involvement and deterrence of illegal activities. a. Task 3.1. Increase public awareness of the effects of illegal take and habitat degradation on Columbia River Basin anadromous salmonid stocks and resident fish species -- with emphasis on the need to conserve depleted naturally spawning stocks.
. b. Task 3.2. Enhance the public awareness and deterrent effect of various law enforcement efforts outlined in Objective 1.
. c. Task 3.3. Develop measurement criteria & methods to evaluate the effectiveness of public awareness, deterrence, and compliance with laws and rules for the protection of depleted fish stocks and their critical habitats in Nez Perce Tribal lands.
4. Maximize the annual and long-term efficacy of enforcement efforts through the development of annual operational and 5-year strategic plans for Nez Perce fisheries, wildlife and critical habitat -- within the framework of watershed planning. a. Task 4.1. Develop a cooperative enforcement plan for the Nez Perce Tribal law enforcement program, including a specific section on its responsibilities, goals & objectives, planned activities, and expected results within tributary subbasins of the NPT.
. b. Task 4.2. Develop and refine a strategic 5-year plan for Columbia Basin law enforcement, in conjunction with CRITFE and other relevant law enforcement entities.
5. Maximize the accountability of the enhanced LE program and achievement of results for the protection of fish & wildlife and their critical habitats via M&E of the efficacy of the program -- in terms of qualitative and quantitative performance criteria. a. Task 5.1. Develop performance standards and specific quantitative and qualitative criteria to objectively measure achievement of results.
. b. Task 5.2. Collect and summarize law enforcement statistics using a consistent scientifically valid methodology, and document the results of the enhanced law enforcement program through quarterly progress reports, annual reports, and program reviews.
. c. Task 5.3. Cooperate with the independent third-party evaluation of the law enforcement program by providing all relevant information and peer review of evaluation documentation.
. d. Task 5.4. Adaptively manage the Nez Perce law enforcement program by making required changes as indicated by the performance measurements and independent evaluation.
6. Enhance prosecution success rate by increased levels of technical and legal support of state, tribal and federal prosecution processes relative to fisheries cases made as a result of the increased law enforcement within the Nez Perce jurisdiction. a. Task 6.1. Provide support to appropriate Nez Perce legal councils to assure timely prosecutions of all violators.
. b. Task 6.2. Work with CRITFC and participating entities to set up processes for coordination of case prosecutions within the Nez Perce jurisdiction.
. c. Task 6.3. Set up a data base of fishery related cases initiated within the Nez Perce jurisdiction to assess the effects of prosecution and judicial processes as a component of a "preventative" law enforcement program.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 12/01/99 76.0%
2 01/01/99 12/01/99 2.3%
3 01/01/99 12/01/99 5.3%
4 11/01/99 12/01/99 3.5%
5 08/01/99 12/01/99 7.8%
6 01/01/99 12/01/99 5.3%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $136,356
Fringe $ 20,453
Supplies $ 45,004
Operating $ 80,165
Travel $ 15,000
Indirect $ 93,258
Subcontractor S.P. Cramer & Associates, Inc. $ 35,000
Total Itemized Budget $425,236

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $425,236
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $425,236
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 $400,000 $400,000 $400,000 $400,000
Total Outyear Budgets $400,000 $400,000 $400,000 $400,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Constraints: funding available January 1, 1999; retention of qualified officers on staff; academy training schedules; cooperation of co-management entities. Milestones: hiring of personnel; requisite officer training completion; equipment procurement.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The overall goal of the Nez Perce Tribe’s law enforcement (LE) project is to increase protection of fish & wildlife on all watersheds under our jurisdiction. LE protection includes two primary components (1) reduce illegal take of Columbia Basin fish & wildlife, and (2) enforce habitat rules & regulations. Specific goals and objectives of the NPT enforcement project are consistent with the regional enhancement efforts, including: the NPT fisheries Resource Management Program; the CBFWA multi-year implementation Plan, the NPPC Fish & Wildlife Program; the anadromous fish restoration plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama Tribes (1995), and the NMFS & USFWS ESA recovery plans. The conceptual scope of the LE program is the entire life cycle of the target fish species, i.e., “gravel to gravel”. The geographical scope of Nez Perce enforcement is primarily the Nez Perce reservation and ceded lands in the tributary subbasins of the Columbia River system. The approach is threefold: (1) substantially increase the levels of harvest & habitat law enforcement on Nez Perce watersheds; (2) enhance the efficiency of this effort by promoting cooperation among all relevant entities; and (3) educate the public on the plight of depleted fish & wildlife stocks and the need to protect their critical habitats. We will adaptively manage the LE program via monitoring and evaluation --according to biologically-based performance criteria. The evaluation of desired/actual achievements are in terms of: Inputs (e.g., budget, personnel, equipment), Outputs (e.g., fishery statistics, contacts, arrests, seizures, etc.), and Outcomes (e.g., fish & wildlife saved, critical habitats protected).

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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