Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20027

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 Electronic Columbia Basin Watershed Newsletter
BPA Project Proposal Number 20027
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Intermountain Communications
Business acronym (if appropriate) IC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Bill Crampton
Mailing Address 506 NW 2First Street
City, State, Zip Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone 5419669706
Fax 5412760276
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Delivers by email to policymakers, stakeholders, watershed councils, media and the public a monthly electronic newsletter offering complete information about Columbia Basin watershed councils and other watershed-related news.
Target Species Columbia Basin fish and wildlife

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: 1.2A, 1.2C, 3.3
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): anadromous

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. The Watershed Bulletin provides monthly, objective news and information related to watershed restoration activities in Columbia River Basin, using email delivery system a. information sources: watershed councils, federal, state, & tribal agencies, governors & congressional offices, NWPPC, utilities, agriculture, conservation, & industry organizations
1. b. attend and cover regional meetings, conferences & workshops, conduct telephone and personal interviews, read and summarize reports and other documents
1. c. accurately portray positions discussed at meetings, include diverse reactions to topics discussed
2. provide quality customer service to subscribers and interested individuals a. provide “feedback” feature allowing readers to respond to newsletter content & participate in monthly interactive reader forums
2. b. provide names and contact information for sources used in preparing newsletter upon request
2. c. respond positively to subscribers seeking more information about topics covered in newsletter and assist in any technical difficulties
2. d. conduct readership survey to monitor customer satisfaction
3. market newsletter to increase circulation a. write press releases, make phone contacts, put notices in journals and other newsletters
3. b. encourage subscribers to forward newsletter to others through email

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/00 90.0%
2 10/01/99 09/01/00 5.0%
3 10/01/99 09/01/00 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Senior Editor, writer, admin. asst. $ 44,400
Fringe $ 0
Supplies office overhead $ 1,200
Operating Telephone $ 2,000
Travel coverage of meetings, workshops, conferences in Columbia Basin $ 6,000
Other email delivery & website posting $ 3,000
Total Itemized Budget $ 56,600

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 56,600
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 56,600
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
Intermountain Communications office overhead, telephone, internet $ 2,500 unknown
(same) equipment $ 12,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The goal of The Columbia Basin Watershed Bulletin is to offer complete, objective information that links and unites watershed councils, improves public understanding and awareness of watershed restoration and management efforts, and provides useful news and information to watershed council members, staff, local and state officials, the public and other interested parties. The Watershed Bulletin responds to the 1994 Fish and Wildlife Program (Sections 1.2A, 1.2C, 3.3), which stresses the need for information dissemination, public involvement and cooperation among all parties involved in fish and wildlife restoration. Intermountain Communications, which produces The Columbia Basin Bulletin: Weekly Fish and Wildlife News, proposes to provide information in a monthly electronic mail format similar to the existing Columbia Basin Bulletin. The Watershed Bulletin will increase efficiency of information-related activities within individual watershed councils, promote communication among watershed councils throughout the Basin, and provide an information/education link with the public and policymakers. Information will be compiled by a Senior Editor and news writer. Methods used to gather information will include attendance at meetings, workshops, and conferences, telephone interviews, and face-to-face interviews. The Watershed Bulletin will also summarize and present watershed-related information supplied by watershed councils and state, federal and tribal fish and wildlife agencies. The Watershed Bulletin will be judged on its quality, its utility to its audience, and number of readers.

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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