Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199203200

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 Life-Cycle Model Development and Application to System Planning
BPA Project Proposal Number 199203200
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Danny C. Lee
Mailing Address 316 E. Myrtle
City, State, Zip Boise, ID 83702
Phone 2083734386
Fax 2083734391
E-mail dlee/
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Improve decision-support tools for (1) assessing overall program effectiveness, and more specifically (2) assessing the impacts of land-use activities on resident and anadromous salmonids.
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: BPA SUPP
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: ND-Program Support
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
9600600 PATH - Facilitation, Tech Assistance, and Peer Review Analyses contribute directly to PATH No
9202603 Idaho Model Watershed: Technical assistance No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Enhance the Bayesian Viability Assessmen Model (BayVAM) a. Increase the fexibility of the model.
1. b. Improve methods for selecting model forms and estimating parameters.
1. c. Improve the user-friendliness of the model.
1. d. Technical transfer
2. Improve Monitoring of Instream Habitat Conditions and Watershed Assessment a. Validation of exisisting monitoring protocols
2. b. Development of optimal sampling designs
2. c. Develop protocols for information updating

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/98 09/01/00 40.0%
2 10/01/97 09/01/01 60.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel 2 GS-11 Scientists for 48 pay periods $ 75,650
Fringe $ 18,000
Travel $ 2,400
Indirect 22% $ 21,131
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $117,181

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $117,181
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $117,181
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
All Phases $120,000 $ 72,000
Total Outyear Budgets $120,000 $ 72,000

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Proposed new work for FY 1999 builds upon recent progress in five arenas: 1) the recently completed ICBEMP scientific assessment, 2) the ongoing PATH process, 3) development of a Bayesian viability assessment model (BayVAM), 4) the NPPC’s model watershed process, and 5) recent advances in monitoring techniques and methods of analysis. Collectively, these efforts significantly improve and expand the information and analytical tools available to support ecosystem management in the Columbia River Basin. Further work is needed to fully realized the benefits of these efforts. In particular, a concerted research program is needed to integrate some of the disparate parts of these efforts into a more seamless decision-support system. To assist in this effort, we propose research directed at enhancing the BayVAM model, and improving protocols for watershed assessment and monitoring of instream habitat conditions. Planned enhancements in the BayVAM model include increased flexibility of the model to accommodate alternative model forms, improved parameter estimation procedures, and increased user-friendliness. Efforts to improve watershed assessment and monitoring will focus on validating existing monitoring protocols, developing optimal sampling designs, and developing protocols for information updating. This continuing research effort has been jointly funded by the Forest Service, NMFS, EPA, and BPA since 1992.

Reviews and Recommendations

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