Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199502700

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 Assess Limiting Factors of the Lake Roosevelt White Sturgeon Population
BPA Project Proposal Number 199502700
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Business acronym (if appropriate) STOI

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Keith Underwood
Mailing Address P.O. Box 100
City, State, Zip Wellpinit, WA 99040
Phone 5092587020
Fax 5092589032
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Columbia
Subbasin Upper Columbia Mainstem
Short Description Three year base-line assessment of white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt from Grand Coulee Dam to the international border, including the Spokane River arm on the Spokane Indian Reservation.
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: 10.4A.1, 10.4A.2, 10.4A.6, 10.4A.9
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
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
9404300 Lake Roosevelt Moitoring / Data Collection Program Management plan developed under the LRMDCP will depend on findings of this project. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Conduct baseline investigations of population dynamics of white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt, WA. a. Define population characteristics of white sturgeon including: age/length frequencies, mortality and recruitment rates, distribution, habitat use, and abundance
. b. Assess environmental factors affecting abundance of white strurgeon and the potential for artificial propogation.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 01/01/01 100.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Project Manager, Biologist, Technician $ 71,000
Fringe 28% of salaries $ 19,880
Supplies set lines, misc. field, office, lab $ 5,000
Operating Insurance $ 3,000
Capital 2 computers $ 6,000
Tag 100 $ 290
Travel $ 5,000
Indirect 21.3% of contract less capital $ 22,188
Subcontractor Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife $131,642
Total Itemized Budget $264,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $264,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $264,000
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 $264,000 $264,000
Total Outyear Budgets $264,000 $264,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Definition and refinement of collection methods which will be most successful within Lake Roosevelt will be necessary to effectively collect the necessary data.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Sturgeon populations throughout the Columbia River Basin have been shown to be declining, possibly as a result of dam construction and hydropower operation. Research and surveys concerning sturgeon status are directly called for in the 1994 Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (Section 10.4A). The status of white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt is currently unknown. This program will define population characteristics of white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt which will assist in future management decisions. Population characteristics of particular interest include age/length frequencies, mortality and recruitment rates, distribution, habitat use, and abundance. This program will also examine the relationship between environmental factors and sturgeon survival and examine the feasibility of artificial propagation as a management strategy. This project is expected to be completed three years after initiation of sampling, and should provide solid baseline data regarding sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt.

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:
Fundable if funds available
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Presentation: This project is intended to work in cooperation with the lower river sturgeon project 8605000. The goal is to index populations and identify habitat availability in Lake Roosevelt and Rufus Woods Lake. Lake Roosevelt sturgeon are a transboundary population of about 600 individuals and there has been little recruitment during the last 20-30 years. The sponsors are not sure that data collected under project 8605000 will answer the questions for Lake Roosevelt sturgeon. This 3-year project has not been funded in the past and a cooperative (with WDFW) sampling program could start this year.


Has the previous work provided enough management information? Answer: There has not been much sturgeon work done on the reservoir. The co managers need information from other projects (including 8605000). Habitat mapping conducted under another project will fold into this project. The population above lake Roosevelt needs to be monitored but this is outside the scope of the other sturgeon projects.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: No. Tasks and objectives are not clearly defined.

Programmatic Criteria: Yes. Can the white sturgeon monitoring be part of the Lake Roosevelt Monitoring Project (9404300)?

General Comment: The relation to project 8605000 seems unclear.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund (low priority)
May 13, 1998
2000 2001
$264,000 $264,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Inadequate proposal, adequate purpose
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal describes the need for the activity but no approach is given. Although the project is to assess factors limiting sturgeon, the proposal does not clearly address measurement and assessment of these. This is a continuing project, but insufficient project history is given. The description of methods is too vague to ensure that the objectives are obtainable.

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 (Spokane Tribe Of Indians) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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