Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199600800

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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 PATH-Participation by State and Tribal Agencies
BPA Project Proposal Number 199600800
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Dr. Howard Schaller
Mailing Address 2501 SW First Ave.
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97207
Phone 5038725252
Fax 5038725632
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Test hypotheses underlying key salmon recovery management decisions, develop decision analysis to evaluate alternative management strategies, and assist in designing research, monitoring and adaptive management experiments.
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: 3.2.A, 3.2.F , 4.2a, 4.3, 7.1E
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS Hydrosystem BO RPA 13; RPA A17
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 & Peer Review work with planning group to develop specific PATH workplans and reports to be submitted to PATH peer review process, coordinate independent scientists work plan. No
9203200 USFS modeling support PATH scientific support No
9303701 Simulation Modeling Participation C. Paulsen PATH scientific support No
9601700 Hydrosystem Work Particiption A. Giorgi PATH scientific support No
8910800 Modeling PATH/ BPA technical support J. Anderson PATH scientific support No
PATH Participation NMFS PATH scientific support No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Retrospective Analysis (RA) a. Snake River Sockeye salmon (RA)
1. RA b. Finalize RA for spring/summer chinook (SPCH) fall chinook (FACH), and steelhead (STHD)
2. Prospective Analysis (PA) a. STHD PA;completed, reviewed, and modified
2. PA b. Incorporate additional management actions into STHD PA, update SPCH and FACH PAs
2. PA c. Document biological rationale for alternative hypotheses for SPCH, FACH, and STHD
2. PA d. Estimate the probabilities associated with alternative hypotheses
2. PA e. Finalize PA for SPCH,FACH, and STHD. Relate to sockeye
2. PA f. Incorporate PA findings into integrated species decision analysis
2. PA g. Iterative evaluation of options
3. Decision Analyses (DA) a. Estimate for STHD the needed improvement in life cycle survival
3. DA b. Complete an integrated species DA
3. DA c. Use integrated species DA to evaluate research, monitoring, and adaptive management experiments
4. Conclusions Document a. Develop final conclusions document integrating across SPCH, FACH, and STHD. Relate to sockeye.
5. Adiministration and Planning . Coordinate PATH activities and administer subcontacts

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 11/01/98 12/01/98 10.0%
2 11/01/98 05/01/99 30.0%
3 11/01/98 09/01/99 45.0%
4 07/01/99 10/01/99 10.0%
5 11/01/98 10/01/99 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel NRS4 10 mos, NRS3 6mos, NRS1 6mos, Manager 3 mos, Office Asst. 3mos $107,342
Fringe 41% of salary $ 44,010
Supplies Computer Software Miscellanous $ 2,258
Operating Communications Computer Lease $ 4,200
Travel air fare, per diem, lodging, Mileage & Parking for workgroups and workshops $ 4,425
Indirect 22.9% $ 37,152
Subcontractor Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority; Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission; Idaho Department of Fish and Game; Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife; US Fish and Wildlife Service $498,750
Total Itemized Budget $698,137

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $698,137
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $698,137
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 $698,200 $698,200 $710,000 $720,000
Total Outyear Budgets $698,200 $698,200 $710,000 $720,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Schedule and objective are prioritized by needs for NMFS 1999 decision on the FCRPS Biological Opinion. The schedules may change due to the number of alternative management options that are fowarded for evaluation.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The NMFS 1995-1998 Biological Opinion on operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System created a process called PATH--Plan for Analyzing and Testing Hypotheses. The PATH process was designed to clarify the nature of differences among salmon management models, and point the way towards helping to resolve them. The PATH process is intended to ensure that the region has the benefit of the best available scientific information in analyses supporting salmon recovery/rebuilding efforts, including: development of recovery plans for listed Endangered Species Act (ESA) salmon and steelhead populations; ESA section 7 consultations; and development of rebuilding programs under the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. The first phase of PATH is retrospective and involves explicitly stating hypotheses about mortality over the life cycle, evaluating strengths and weaknesses of supporting evidence and testing those hypotheses which have significant management implications. Prospective analyses estimate the improvement needed in life cycle survival to achieve recovery objectives; forecast future stock responses for different management actions under the range of alternative hypotheses; document a biological rationale for each alternative hypothesis which can then be used in weighting in the formal decision analyses. The formal decision analyses assess the effects of different combinations of actions, to provide guidance to fishery management decision makers in an adaptive management framework. PATH’s schedule and objectives are prioritized by needs for NMFS 1999 decision on the Biological Opinion. The PATH products are rigorously reviewed by an independent scientific review team.

Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

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