Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199500900

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 Volunteers Rear 500,000 Net Pen Rainbow Trout Above Grand Coulee Dam
BPA Project Proposal Number 199500900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Lake Roosevelt Development Association
Business acronym (if appropriate) LRDA

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Gene Smith
Mailing Address Rt 1 Box 67-F
City, State, Zip Davenport, WA 99122
Phone 5097258416
Fax 5097258416
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Columbia
Subbasin Upper Columbia Mainstem
Short Description Enhance the harvest of rainbow in waters above Grand Coulee Dam by rearing 500,000 net pen Rbt with the cooperation of volunteers
Target Species rainbow trout

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: 10.8, 10.8B,10.8B3, 10.8B.4
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: 10.8B.4
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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9104600 Spokane Tribal Hatchery source of net pen Rbt No
9404300 Lake Roosevelt Monitoring tagging/monitoring/creel counts No
9104700 Sherman Creek Hatchery source of Rbt No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. develop volunteer base a. sign up volunteers
. b. meet with/organize volunteers
. c. inform/aid volunteers
2. maintain/operate net pens a. repair pens, docks, anchors, cables
. b. build/replace pens/docks
. c. organize work days/order materials
3. Successfully rear Rbt a. stock fish in pens
. b. monitor size/food/temp/disease
. c. order/distribute fish food
. d. organize/schedule volunteer feeders
4. develop plan of operation a. follow plan of Lake Roosevelt HT group
5. provide 180,000 harvested Rbt annually . release fish at appropriate time based on water conditions
6. administrate the program according to Biological objectives for Lake Roosevelt a. follow objectives set forth for the net pen program under the resident fish proposals

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 09/01/98 09/01/03 20.0%
2 09/01/98 09/01/03 34.0%
3 09/01/98 09/01/03 12.0%
4 09/01/98 09/01/03 10.0%
5 09/01/98 09/01/03 0.0%
6 09/01/98 09/01/03 24.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel coordinator and secy/treas $ 45,000
Fringe $ 7,430
Supplies office supplies, telephone, insurance $ 7,800
Operating build/repair/replace pens $ 28,120
Capital truck lease $ 10,000
Travel mileage/lodging/meals $ 1,425
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 99,775

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 99,775
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 99,775
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 $ 96,000 $ 98,000 $ 98,000 $ 97,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 96,000 $ 98,000 $ 98,000 $ 97,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: changes in biological objectives for fish production

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Project Description: The 1994 FWP allows for the mitigation for salmon and steelhead runs that have been lot to the area above Grand Coulee Dam. Lake Roosevelt net pet program is being funded as a resident fish substitution project under Section 10.8B 1994 FWP. The program substitutes for loss of salmon and steelhead, bust also for wild stock rainbows which were declining due to fishing pressure and habitat problems in spawning areas. The release of 500,000 net pen reared rainbow provides anglers with a substitute for salmon and reduces pressure on wild stocks of rainbow. The net pen program is operated according to and in conjunction with the biological objectives set forth in the FWP 1994, Sec 10.8B.4. Utilizing rainbow trout rearing by net pens to help rebuild wild stock populations is also a CBFWA)subbasin management objective.

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 is truly a grassroots volunteer effort that has grown in size. We have 51 volunteers (average age 70) who work with CCT, ST and WDFW. The volunteers build and maintain 43 rainbow trout net pens spread over a 96-mile area. We also have 6 kokanee net pens at Kettle Falls. BPA provides funding for coordination. The goal is to produce 500,000 rainbow trout in pens to increase the target harvest to 190,000 fish. Last year's 82 foot drawdown caused a problem for the fish: we were constantly moving and re-anchoring


What is the catch rate? Answer: In 1997 it was 100,000 –200,000 out of a 500,000 release. We met the objective of 180,000 fish harvested.

Can net pen rainbows be increasing fishing pressure on wild (San Poil) stocks by drawing fishermen to lake? Answer: The native population is limited to the San Poil River and is protected by fishing regulations. The net pen trout do not go up the San Poil River.

Can you mobilize the volunteers to build net pens for kokanee? Answer: We could use the volunteers if the kokanee were localized in larger pens. But there are regulations about how many fish the pens can hold. The 9 existing net pens are very spread out now. The nutrients from the net pens would add to system.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$ 99,775 $ 96,000 $ 98,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Lake Roosevelt Hatchery Proposals - Inadequate as a set
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal is for work that is not well linked to the other mitigation programs. The assumption that a harvest of 180,000 can be produced from 500,000 fish is not technically justified in the proposal, and plans to assess and avoid ecosystem-level effects of net pens are not given. BPA should look at the budget.

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 (Lake Roosevelt Development Association) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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