Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199701900

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

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 Stinkingwater Salmonid Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 199701900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Burns Paiute Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) BPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Dyan Straughan/Daniel Gonzalez
Mailing Address HC 71 - 100 Pasigo St
City, State, Zip Burns, OR 97720
Phone 5415732420
Fax 5415732422
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Snake
Subbasin Malheur
Short Description Develop strategies based upon base line habitat surveys and life history traits to enhance and protect resident fish in the Middle Fork Malheur River and mitigate for resident and anandromous fish losses due to loss of habitat and other factors.
Target Species Bull trout redband 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: 10.1; 10.1A2; 10.5; 10.5A; 10.5B.1; 10.5B.2; 10.6
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
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

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Identify overall habitat conditions a. Habitat surveys (Hanking and Reeves method)
. b. Determine water quality, measuring DO,pH and Conductivity--HOBO's for water temperature monitoring
2. Quantify population structure in current redband and bull trout populations c. Fish surveys (ODFW methods)
. e. Radio Telemetry
. f. Screw Traps
3. Formulate enhancement and management recommendations g. Analyze information and fill in information gaps
4. Implement enhancement and management recommendations h. Prioritize enhancement and management recommendations
. i. Implement recommendations by priority

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/97 10/01/99 30.0%
2 05/01/97 10/01/99 30.0%
3 11/01/99 03/01/00 10.0%
4 03/01/00 12/01/02 30.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Dyan Straughan and Daniel Gonzalez (2080hrs @$14) and 2 field assistants (1080 hr @$8.10) $ 75,736
Fringe 25% $ 18,934
Supplies Waders, Dry suits, Snorke gear, HOBO's etc. Genetic supplies $ 24,500
Capital Tribal lease of two Ford F-150's, Building insurance, upkeep, ect. $ 22,000
Travel 130 mi/day, 2 veh/day, 170 days/yr @.31/mi $ 13,702
Indirect 29% $ 44,913
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $199,785

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $199,785
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $199,785
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
All Phases $200,000 $200,000 $200,000
Total Outyear Budgets $200,000 $200,000 $200,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Identifing schedule constraints is very difficult due to the stochastic events that can occur

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Past land use practices and construction of hydroelectric facilities have degraded the Middle Fork Malheur River to the point where survival of the remaining native salmonids are severely threatened. The goal of this project is to gain an understanding of the life history and genetic composition of the native salmonids in the Malheur River Basin. Little information is currently available concerning native trout populations, seasonal distribution and movements throughout the Middle Fork Malheur River. What information there is on this area indicates that bull and redband populations are severely threatened. This project outlines a plan to assess habitat conditions, salmonid population structure and dynamics through the use of radio telemetry, screw traps, habitat assessments and genetic analyses. This project will assist us in achieving the goals and objectives defined in the Northwest Power Planning Council’s 1994 Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Program. This project also complements the management plans outlined in the Malheur Wild and Scenic River Management Plan and the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Malheur Management plan. Assessment of these surveys will be the basis of recommendations for enhancement and protection strategies that are in line with council measures. Implementation of these strategies will provide the native salmonids with suitable habitat and increase population numbers.

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: The Tribe is currently using state-approved protocols and methods (FLIR Flights, water temperature monitoring, snorkeling, etc.) to conduct habitat and presence/absence surveys on the Middle Fork of the Malheur River. The goal is to identify the overall habitat conditions and quantify the population structure of bull trout and redband trout. In addition to the habitat work, the Tribe will do some genetic analysis of redband trout (for which there are no current genetics analyses). Cost-sharing comes from the USFS ($32,000/year), BOR ($47,000/year), BLM, and others. The funding is tight so it is important to have both projects (9701900 and 9107). In order to develop management strategies , it is important that both projects - the North Fork bull trout study (9701) and the Stinkingwater - be implemented at the same time.


Are the bull trout in the North Fork migratory? Answer: We don't know. This is what we want to find out. We have no information.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes

General Comment: Do you need 3 biologists and 3 technicians for this project?

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$199,785 $200,000 $200,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal is for good baseline assessment work, to provide data for decision-making that will precede further management activities. The goals are protection and enhancement of resident fishes in an area that contains naturalized brook trout from previous stocking. The project history and methods are well written.

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 (Burns Paiute Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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