Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199601900

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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 Second-Tier Database For Ecosystem Focus
BPA Project Proposal Number 199601900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Bonneville Power Administration
Business acronym (if appropriate) BPA-EWI

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name David Askren
Mailing Address 905 NE 11 St, P.O. Box 3621 [Mail Code EWI-4]
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97208-3621
Phone 5032305624
Fax 5032304564
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Provide single-point, Internet-based access to a subset of fishery, hydraulic, project-operation, and environmental information useful in monitoring and evaluating regional efforts to recover threatened or listed anadromous species.
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: 3.2G, 5.0F.4
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Actions IIA, IIB, IIC, IID; RPAs 13 (pg 119), 16 (pg 123), 17 (pg 124) NMFS Hydrosystem Operations Biological Opinion
Other Planning Document References

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: BiOp designation from 4/16/03 budget estimates spreadsheet.
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
9105100 Monitoring and Evaluation Statistical Support [UW] Critical - 9105100’s “RealTime” statistical juvenile salmon migration timing models require input presently only available from 9601900 services. Models are used during migration season in support of weekly hydrosystem operations. No
8910700 Statistical Support for Salmonid Survival Studies [UW] Critical - 9601900 integrates regionally-distributed data sets for input to 8910700 survival analyses. No
8910800 Monitoring and Evaluation Modeling Support [UW] Critical - 8910800’s CRISP juvenile salmon hydrosystem survival model requires input presently available only through 9601900 services. Model is used during migration season in support of weekly hydrosystem operations. No
940330 Fish Passage Center [FPC] Critical - FPC provides passage indices, transport numbers, and hatchery release data to be integrated into second-tier database No
9008000 Columbia Basin PIT-tag Information System [PSMFC] Critical - PSMFC provides PIT-tag tagging and detection information to be integrated into second-tier database No
9207104 In-season Operations Technical Management Team (TMT) Support-Corps funded. Critical - 9601900 integrates primary data from Corps of Engineers, PSMFC, and FPC for retrieval, processing, and presentation to TMT to support weekly hydro-operation decision. 9207104 prototyped Internet TMT support systems now used by Corps. No
8810804 StreamNet (aka CIS) StreamNet is the FWP data archive which could (but does not) provide the integration of historical and inseason observations provided by this proposal. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Assemble and serve (via the Internet) input data sets to FWP-funded and ESA-mandated modeling, monitoring, and evaluating efforts whose input requirements are not satisfied by a single primary data service. a. Identify qualifying projects and their input data requirements. Task will be annual and performed through coordination with responsible regional entities.
1. b. Implement data polling, quality control, posting, and reporting of input data to recipients.
1. c. Revise processes on mutually-agreed timeframes to satisfy evolution of models, refinement of user needs, and of Internet services.
2. Provide monitoring and evaluation information (via the Internet) on single and associated FWP-funded and ESA-mandated activities a. Identify single and associated projects appropriate for second-tier monitoring and evaluation. Task will be annual and performed through coordination with regional entities.
1. b. Implement data polling, quality control, posting, and reporting in cooperation with project participants.
. . Revise processes on mutually-agreed timeframes to satisfy refinement of needs and evolution of Internet services.
3. Provide a public Internet interface to the integrated data that permits interactive selection of data items, time frame, presentation format, etc. .

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 60.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/99 30.0%
3 01/01/98 09/01/99 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel 12 month salary for database administrator and coordinator/web programmer. $ 90,000
Fringe If this is a “value-added” service to entity with database admin, subtract 6-month salary ($26,000) $ 21,000
Supplies $ 13,000
Capital If this is “value-added” service using existing computer resources, subtract $40,000. $ 40,000
Subcontractor Columbia Basin Research, University of Washington; Fish Passage Center; StreamNet [Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission] $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $164,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $164,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $164,000
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

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: 4/1/1999 - All services of Objectives 1 and 3 to be functional to serve information during juvenile outmigration

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Fish and Wildlife Program (FWP) repeatedly cites the need to use the “best available information” and “adaptive management” in recovery efforts based upon effective monitoring and evaluation. The Corps of Engineers, Fish Passage Center, StreamNet, and other primary data centers separately provide a variety of high-quality fishery, hydraulic, project-operation, and other data but the integration of that information into useful products is essential for effective monitoring and evaluation. Lack of co-location and a diversity of data access protocols and data formats complicates and increases the costs of data integration needed by many efforts funded by the FWP or required under ESA. This project continues to improve the integration and delivery of such information to FWP participants and the greater Public. Using internet-based technology proven since 1995, the separate primary providers are polled automatically and subsets of their data integrated into this contract’s local database. Specific data extracts and reports are then automatically generated for identified FWP and other customers, saving them time and expense. Data exchange agreements between the involved parties will assure timeliness and content. This project also provides an intuitive and highly flexible Internet-based interface for public access to the integrated database. This service will, at a minimum, provide the present flexibility of user-customized graphic or tabular reports of multiple parameters over multiple years. Such user-defined services encourage adaptive management by encouraging the user to ask “What if...” and then explore what available information has to say.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]

Criteria 1: Technical Criteria - Yes

Criteria 2: Objectives Criteria - Yes

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Yes:

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Do Not Fund
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Duplicates FPC and StreamNet

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This is an adequate proposal rated in the upper midrange of the set. The proposal does not clarify why the problems inherent in the primary databases are not fixed instead of adding a second tier (this proposal). There is little explanation of how the 2nd tier is done. The objectives are not the same in table and text. The work is not so much collaborative as competitive, but this is all laid out and stated in terms of the need to cooperate. This project seems to be the result of frustration with other projects not doing what was expected.

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 (U of W) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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