Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20040

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 Develop a Fish & Wildlife Management Plan for the Owyhee Basin, D.V.I.R.
BPA Project Proposal Number 20040
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) SPT - DVIR

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Guy Dodson Sr.
Mailing Address P.O. Box 219
City, State, Zip Owyhee, NV 89832
Phone 2087593246
Fax 2087593248
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Middle Snake
Subbasin Owyhee
Short Description Develop a long-term fish & wildlife strategic plan for the Owyhee Basin, including an annual Shoshone-Paiute implementation plan -- needed to provide an adaptive management framework for all fish, wildlife, and watershed restoration efforts on the DVIR.
Target Species Redband trout; bull trout; introduced trout species (e.g., rainbow, cutthroat, brook) for put and take fisheries; other resident fish species comprising the native community; anadromous salmonids (reintroduction/off-site mitigation).

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: Section (§) 2.1; §2.1A.1 ; §2.2A ; §2.2E6; §2.2F1; §2.2H; §7.1B; §7.1C; §8.5C; §10.1; §10.1A; §10.1E; §10.1E1; §10.2; §10.2A.2; §10.2B; §10.3E9; §10.5; §10.5B; §10.5B1; §10.5B2; §10.8C (all); §11.1; §11.2D; §11.3A; §11.3C; §11.3G; §11.5; §11.5A.
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: FERC relicensing considerations of the Hells Canyon Complex relative to the 1999 FCRPS (Hydropower Operations) Biological Opinion, NMFS; ; USFWS listing of bull trout under ESA; USFWS status review of redband trout pursuant to ESA listing
Other Planning Document References CBFWA-Resident Fish Managers (1997) Multi-Year Implementation Plan Federal MOA on Bonneville Power Administration Fish & Wildlife restoration funding Department of Energy / BPA Tribal Policy State of Idaho and State of Nevada Fish Management Plans affecting the Owyhee Basin Independent Scientific Group (1996) Return to the River / (1997) Review of Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program NPPC Regional Multi-Species Framework Project/Process/Documents

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
9701100 Enhance and Protect Habitat & Riparian Areas on the Duck Valley Indian Res Habitat enhancement is a critical need for comprehensive fish & wildlife management of the Owyhee Basin DVIR No
9501500 Lake Billy Shaw Wetlands Catch & Release Fishery O&M A new BPA- funded reservoir was completed in 1998 on the DVIR -- the development of its fisheries needs to be integrated within a comprehensive fish management plan. No
8815600 Stocking Fish in Lakes and Streams on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation Stocking of hatchey trout in reservoirs and streams has been implemented for many years to provide fisheries and economic benefits to the DVIR -- this program needs to be re-evaluated & integrated in the rationale of a comprehensive fish management plan. No
9500600 Shoshone-Bannock/Shoshone-Paiute Joint Culture Facility A BPA-funded fish culture facility is being developed to provide trout production to supplement fisheries on Duck Valley and Fort Hall reservations. Its operation should be coordinated with the comprehensive Owyhee Basin resident fish management plan. No
20041 Develop a Fish & Wildlife Conservation Law Enforcement Plan, DVIR Yes
20093 Evaluate the Feasibility for Anadromous Fish Reintroduction in the Owyhee Yes
20092 Inventory Wildlife Species & Populations Of The Owyhee Basin, DVIR Yes
Implement Fishery Stocking Program Consistent with Native Fish Conservation Yes
20094 Fish Assess Resident Fish Stocks Of The Owyhee Basin, DVIR Yes
20040 Develop a Fish & Wildlife Management Plan for the Owyhee Basin, DVIR Yes
20536 Develop Management Plan & Assess Fish & Wildlife Of The Owyhee Basin, DVIR Yes
9701100 Enhance and Protect Habitat and Riparian Areas on DVIR Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. 1. Coordinate parks management, habitat & watershed restoration, fisheries enhancement, conservation enforcement, and wildlife mitigation for the DVIR under a unified strategic plan framework. a. Incorporate parks management actions, and habitat & watershed restoration projects into the overall management plan.
1. b. Incorporate fisheries enhancement projects into the overall management plan.
1. c. Incorporate conservation enforcement projects into the overall management plan.
1. d. Incorporate wildlife mitigation projects into the overall management plan.
1. e. Integrate the various components of the overall management plan into a five-year strategic plan.
2. 2. Promote cooperation with other tribal, local, state, regional, and federal entities to maximize fish & wildlife enhancement opportunities and the cost-effectiveness of overall natural resource restoration efforts on the DVIR. a. Coordinate with other relevant fish & wildlife management entities through the CBFWA processes.
2. b. Coordinate with USFWS and NMFS relative to ESA issues.
2. c. Coordinate with NPPC and BPA relative to regional planning processes such as the Multi-species Framework and Council Fish & Wildlife Program amendment.
3. 3. Incorporate monitoring & evaluation (M&E) on an individual project and overall programatic basis to manage the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes’ watershed, fish & wildlife restoration efforts utilizing the principles of adaptive management. a. Develop a habitat & watershed restoration monitoring and evaluation plan and incorporate it into the overall M&E plan.
3. b. Develop a fisheries restoration monitoring and evaluation plan and incorporate it into the overall M&E plan.
3. c. Develop a conservation enforcement monitoring and evaluation plan and incorporate it into the overall M&E plan.
3. d. Develop a wildlife mitigation monitoring and evaluation plan and incorporate it into the overall M&E plan.
3. e. Integrate the results from the various M&E components into an adaptive management feedback loop for annual revision of the five-year strategic plan.
4. 4. Manage the natural resources (parks, habitat, fish & wildlife) of the DVIR for long-term self-sustaibability in order to achieve a healthy Owyhee Basin ecosystem and maximize the benefits to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribal members and society as a whole. a. Use the DVIR fish & wildlife strategic planning effort to develop an annual project implementation plan.
4. b. Engage the regional (CBFWA/NPPC/BPA) fish & wildlife project selection and funding processes in order to implement the DVIR watershed & habitat, fisheries, and wildlife projects and achieve restoration goals.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/00 12/01/04 40.0%
2 01/01/00 12/01/04 10.0%
3 01/01/00 12/01/04 25.0%
4 01/01/00 12/01/04 25.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Director / Fishery & Wildlife Biologists (0.17 FTE) $ 8,000
Fringe @30% $ 2,400
Supplies none $ 0
Capital none $ 0
Travel to attend regional and tribal coordination meetings for staff and consultant $ 2,500
Indirect @26.6% $ 3,431
Subcontractor fisheries consultant $ 6,080
Total Itemized Budget $ 22,411

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 22,411
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 22,411
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
None is identified at this time -- one possible future source is USFWS sport fisheries restoration (Federal Aid) $ 0 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $ 23,083 $ 23,776 $ 24,489 $ 25,224
Total Outyear Budgets $ 23,083 $ 23,776 $ 24,489 $ 25,224

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Successful implementation of this project is subject to concurrent funding of the umbrella project -- ShopaiGD1.doc

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
{refer to umbrella proposal ShopaiGD1.doc} No

Section 7. Abstract


A comprehensive fish & wildlife management plan is needed as an adaptive management framework for all fish, wildlife, and watershed restoration efforts on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation (DVIR), Owyhee Basin. The Hells Canyon Complex completely blocked anadromous fish migrations into the Owyhee Basin since 1958; this eliminated a major component of the food resources and economic base of the Shoshone & Paiute tribes inhabiting the basin. Furthermore, the extirpation of anadromous fish significantly reduced the productivity of the native resident fish and upset the balance of the wildlife community. The vision of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes is to achieve a healthy Owyhee River watershed -- which supports naturally sustainable fish & wildlife communities. In order to achieve this vision we will pursue alternative strategies: (1) an agressive mitigation program of watershed restoration, native/non-native resident fish enhancement & substitution, and wildlife mitigation; and (2) exploring all means to circumvent the current barriers to anadromous fish migration in the mid-Snake River and re-introduce appropriate stocks into the Owyhee Basin. As part of the strategic planning, the Tribe will develop an annual implementation plan for specific projects, encompassing: habitat & watershed, anadromous & resident fish, and wildlife restoration. Specific measurable objectives and outcomes for the individual projects will be presented in terms of restoration of habitat units, increased fish & wildlife production & survival, and increased economic benefits to the Tribe. Many sections of the Council’s program support the Shoshone-Paiute’s comprehensive restoration approach, including specific measures in §2, §7, §8, §10, and §11.

Reviews and Recommendations

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