Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20092

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 Inventory Wildlife Species & Populations of the Owyhee Basin, D.V.I.R
BPA Project Proposal Number 20092
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 Conduct an inventory of all wildlife species present, abundance estimates of bird & mammal populations, and quantification of habitat units on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation -- based on a systematic survey & statistically sound sampling design.
Target Species All terrestrial wildlife species (i.e., birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians) of the Owyhee Basin, DVIR component -- with an emphasis on ecologically sensitive & utilized 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: Section (§) 2.1; § 2.1A; § 2.1A1; § 2.2A; § 2.2H; § 2.2E6; § 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
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): wildlife

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
Implement Fishery Stocking Program Consistent with Native Fish Conservation Yes
20092 Inventory Wildlife Species & Populations Of The Owyhee Basin, DVIR Yes
9701100 Enhance and Protect Habitat and Riparian Areas on DVIR Yes
20041 Develop a Fish & Wildlife Conservation Law Enforcement Plan, DVIR Yes
20093 Evaluate the Feasibility for Anadromous Fish Reintroduction in the Owyhee 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
20094 Fish Assess Resident Fish Stocks Of The Owyhee Basin, DVIR Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Conduct a wildlife inventory & habitat assessment of the DVIR component of the Owyhee River Basin. a. Consult with wildlife scientist and hire project leader to design and implement the Owyhee Basin wildlife population assessment study. (Year 1)
1. b. Coordinate with relevant co-management entities (state, federal, and tribal), conduct a literature review, and compile all available data on wildlife distribution, abundance and ecological relationships in the Owyhee River Basin. (Year 1)
1. c. Develop statistically valid field sampling methods, protocol and sampling design for the wildlife population inventory & habitat assessment. (Year 1)
1. d. Procure any additional equipment and supplies needed to implement the wildlife inventory. (Year 1)
1. e. Implement the Owyhee Basin wildlife inventory and habitat assessment based on the study design developed in Task 1c. (Years 2-3)
1. f. Document findings in annual reports and provide input to the Owyhee Basin-DVIR strategic fish & wildlife management plan. (Years 1-4)
2. Develop a GIS mapping capability for analysis and summary of population distribution and abundance of wildlife populations & essential habitat in the Owyhee Basin – in coordination with the proposed fish stock assessment study. a. Consult with a GIS expert and cooperating entities (tribal, state & federal fish & wildlife agencies) on the development of a PC-based GIS mapping system. (Year 1)
2. b. Procure computer equipment software and/or services needed to conduct GIS mapping of wildlife assessment data within the Owyhee River Basin. (Year 1)
2. c. Hire staff and/or obtain necessary training and/or services from cooperative entity to enable GIS mapping of wildlife distribution within the Owyhee River Basin. (Year 1).
2. d. Implement GIS mapping of wildlife populations & their essential habitat within the Owyhee River Basin. (Years 2-4)
2. e. Coordinate all the previous Tasks with the resident fish stock assessment project to maximize cost-effectiveness. (Years 1-4)
3. Develop a baseline to monitor and evaluate the status of wildlife populations on the DVIR component of the Owyhee Basin with respect to habitat availability, ecological factors and mitigation plans. a. Document the current wildlife species composition, distribution and abundance within the Owyhee River Basin – with emphasis on ecologically sensitive taxa and wildlife populations utilized by the Shoshone-Paiute tribal members for subsistence. (Years 1-4)
3. b. Relate the current wildlife species composition, distribution and abundance within the Owyhee River Basin to limiting ecological factors, available habitat and watershed conditions. (Year 4)
3. c. Develop computer databases for wildlife population assessment variables and habitat conditions -- as a basis for evaluation of future long-term trends. (Years 1-4)
3. d. Utilize the information on wildlife population assessment to provide a rationale for overall wildlife mitigation and implementation of specific restoration projects within the context of a comprehensive fish & wildlife management framework. (Years 2-4)

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/00 12/01/03 60.0%
2 01/01/00 12/01/03 15.0%
3 01/01/00 12/01/03 25.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Project Leader- Wildlife Biologist (1.0 FTE), part time technician (0.5 FTE) $ 75,000
Fringe @30% $ 22,500
Supplies Computer system, sampling equipment, and field supplies $ 18,000
Operating GSA vehicle lease & maintenance costs $ 9,500
Capital none $ 0
Travel Attend regional coordination meetings $ 7,500
Indirect @26.6% $ 35,245
Subcontractor $ 18,240
Total Itemized Budget $185,985

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $185,985
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $185,985
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 identified at this time; we will seek cooperative studies/support with relevant state & federal agencies $ 0 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003
All Phases $191,565 $197,311 $ 75,000
Total Outyear Budgets $191,565 $197,311 $ 75,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Special collection or "take" permits may be required for sensitive or ESA listed species

Section 6. References

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

Section 7. Abstract


The purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic assessment of the species composition, abundance, community structure and ecological relationships of wildlife populations inhabiting the Duck Valley Indian Reservation (DVIR). A significant component of the Owyhee Basin is within the 284,000 acre Reservation, Idaho & Nevada. Before construction of the Hells Canyon complex (1958-67), the biotic community of the Owyhee watershed consisted of anadromous & resident fishes and diverse wildlife populations. The complete extirpation of anadromous fish from the Owyhee Basin has detrimentally impacted its wildlife community and probably caused the elimination of species that depended on the salmon for their primary food supply. The ISRP (1998) commented that a wildlife inventory of the Owyhee Basin was a “laudable goal”. The Councils Program (§11) calls for wildlife & habitat assessments as a prerequisite to wildlife mitigation. The objectives of this project include: identification of wildlife species (including and rare or sensitive taxa), enumeration of major wildlife populations, quantification of essential habitat, and evaluation of limiting ecological factors. The general approach will consist of three phases: Phase 1. Develop statistically sound methods, protocol and sampling design. Phase 2. Conduct field sampling, develop a computerized wildlife population inventory & habitat database, and provide input to the DVIR fish & wildlife management plan. Phase 3. Document the results of the wildlife population assessment, conduct GIS mapping of major wildlife species and their essential habitats in the Owyhee Basin, recommend conservation & restoration measures, and completion of the final report.

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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