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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 Monitor and Protect Wigwam River Bull Trout for Koocanusa Reservoir
BPA Project Proposal Number 20008
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks
Business acronym (if appropriate)
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jay Hammond
Mailing Address #401 - 333 Victoria Street
City, State, Zip Nelson, BC V1L 4K3
Phone 2503546343
Fax 2503546332
E-mail jhammond@nelson.env.gov.bc.ca
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Columbia
Subbasin Kootenai
 
Short Description Protect Koocanusa Reservoir bull trout from inappropriate reservoir operating regimes and logging practices by monitoring spawner returns, juvenile densities, habitat conditions and water quality/quantity in critical habitats on the Wigwam River in B.C.
Target Species Bull 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: 10.3B5
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: FWS 1999 Bull Trout Biological Opinion/1995 Biological Opinion for Salmon
Other Planning Document References N/A


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
9401000 Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks - Libby Excessive Drawdown B.C. will baseline data on stream habitat condition and bull trout abundance. No
8346700 Montana FW&P - Mitigation for the Construction and Operation of Libby Dam B.C. will baseline data on stream habitat condition and bull trout abundance. No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Establish baseline data on adult bull trout a. Annual redd counts
1. b. Fish fence operations
2. Establish baseline data on juvenile bull trout a. Juvenile abundance sampling
3. Establish baseline data on stream habitat a. Stream substrate study
4. Monitor water quality a. Implement exisiting plan

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 10/01/09 stable spawner returns 25.0%
2 10/01/99 10/01/09 stable juvenile densities 25.0%
3 10/01/99 10/01/09 suitable habitat 15.0%
4 10/01/99 10/01/09 status quo water quality 35.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel BC gov't (MELP) personnel $ 2,000
Fringe $ 0
Supplies lab costs for water quality work $ 17,000
Operating fish fence and related costs $ 1,500
PIT tags 500 $ 1,500
Travel $ 2,000
Other helicopter charter $ 6,000
Subcontractor fish component $ 20,000
Subcontractor water quality component $ 10,000
Total Itemized Budget $ 60,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 60,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 60,000
FY 2000 forecast from 1999 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
Habitat Conservation Trust Fund fish stock assessment $ 15,000 unknown
Montana Dept FW & Parks fish stock assessment (in kind support) $ 2,000 unknown
Forest Renewal BC watershed restoration $ 60,000 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $ 60,000 $ 60,000 $ 60,000 $ 60,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 60,000 $ 60,000 $ 60,000 $ 60,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Pre-logging assessment is a critical component of this project. Funding must be obtained as soon as possible to address this time constraint.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Oliver, G. 1979. Fisheries investigations in tributaries of the Canadian portion of the Libby Reservoir, 1978. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Cranbrook, BC No
Westover, W. and D. Conroy. 1997. Wigwam River Bull Trout: Habitat Conservation Trust Fund Progress Report (1996). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Cranbrook, BC No
Chirico, A. and W. Westover. 1998. . Wigwam River Bull Trout: Habitat Conservation Trust Fund Progress Report (1997). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Cranbrook, BC No
Cope, S. 1997. Wigwam River Fish - Forestry Study: Preliminary Surveys (1997). Consultant rep. prep. for Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Nelson, BC No
Columbia Environmental Services. 1996. Upper Wigwam Stream Inventory. Consultant rep. prep. for Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Nelson, BC No
Lambert, J. 1997. Wigwam Watershed FRBC Water Quality and Quanity Inventory Design. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Nelson, BC No
Klohn-Krippen Consultants Ltd. 1998. Bighorn Creek Integrated WRP Project. Consultant rep. prep. for Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Cranbrook, BC No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

This proposal outlines a bull trout stock and habitat monitoring program on the Wigwam River, a tributary to the upper Kootenai River. The Wigwam supports the largest and most important bull trout population in Koocanusa Reservoir, formed by Libby Dam. The project will provide baseline data to track changes in the population and assess the impact of reservoir operations, and will assist in identifying problems associated with logging developments planned for this watershed. The resulting baseline data will be used to assess the relative importance of reservoir operations vs. forest developments in impacting this population. The work plan includes operation of a fish fence, a tagging program, spawner counts, redd counts, juvenile abundance studies, annual habitat (substrate) assessments and water quality/quantity monitoring. The study results will assist in developing reservoir management strategies for Koocanusa Reservoir, reflecting the intent of Fish and Wildlife Measure 10.3B.5. The project will also link to habitat protection efforts associated with timber harvesting planned for the watershed.


Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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