Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20093

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 Evaluate the Feasibility for Anadromous Fish Reintroduction in the Owyhee
BPA Project Proposal Number 20093
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
E-mail dvirfg@aol.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Middle Snake
Subbasin Owyhee
 
Short Description Evaluate the feasibility of reintroducing anadromous salmon and steelhead into the Upper Snake River and Owyhee River Basin – above the Hells Canyon Complex – and develop alternatives for utilization of anadromous fishes by the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe.
Target Species Anadromous salmon and steelhead (reintroduction and/or 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; §7.10K; §10.1E; §10.8C; and, § 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): anadromous


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
20094 Fish Assess Resident Fish Stocks Of The Owyhee Basin, DVIR Yes
20041 Develop a Fish & Wildlife Conservation Law Enforcement Plan, 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
20093 Evaluate the Feasibility for Anadromous Fish Reintroduction in the Owyhee Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Objective 1. Evaluate the institutional constraints & legal opportunities for reintroducing anadromous salmon and steelhead into the Upper Snake River above the Hells Canyon complex. a. Engage the Columbia Basin Regional process relative to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes’ vision for reintroduction of anadromous salmonids into the “Blocked Area” above the Hells Canyon Complex – specifically the Owyhee Basin.
1. b. Research the legal responsibilities of the Northwest Power Planning Council pursuant to the Power Act and the Idaho Power Company pursuant to FERC re-licensing – relative to mitigation for anadromous salmonid losses in the Owyhee Basin, DVIR.
2. Evaluate the biological & technological feasibility of reintroducing anadromous salmon and steelhead into the Owyhee River Basin. a. Review available data and documents to estimate the extent of lost anadromous fish production in the Owyhee Basin.
2. b. Evaluate various conventional methods and options for reestablishment of the viability entire life cycle of salmonids within the paradigm of restoring the connectivity and health of its “normative” pre-dam riverine ecosystem.
2. c. Evaluate alternatives outside the box (i.e., the “natural system restoration paradigm”) -- for reintroduction of anadromous fishes and/or mitigation for their losses.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/00 12/01/01 Increased anadromous fish production / utilization in the Upper Snake River. 60.0%
2 01/01/00 12/01/01 Increased anadromous fish production / utilization in the Owyhee Basin. 40.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Director 0.33 FTE $ 20,000
Fringe @30% $ 6,600
Supplies $ 0
Travel regional & coordination meetings $ 7,500
Indirect @26.6% $ 9,071
Subcontractor (a) legal council (b) fisheries consultant $ 13,680
Total Itemized Budget $ 56,851


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 56,851
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 56,851
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 available at this time $ 0 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001
All Phases $ 58,557
Total Outyear Budgets $ 58,557
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: FERC relisencing schedule for the Hells Canyon Complex


Section 6. References

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


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the feasibility of reintroducing anadromous salmon and steelhead into the Upper Snake River and Owyhee River Basin – above the Hells Canyon Complex – as mitigation to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe for lost salmonid production caused by dam construction and operation. We will review available data and documents to estimate the extent of lost anadromous fish production in the Owyhee Basin. Various conventional methods and options for reestablishment of the viability entire life cycle of salmonids within the paradigm of restoring the connectivity and health of its “normative” pre-dam riverine ecosystem will be explored. Issues such as upstream adult passage, available spawning and rearing habitat in the Owyhee Basin, and downstream juvenile migration will be reviewed in the context of: (a) past management actions, (b) previous anadromous fish reintroduction schemes, (c) recent mitigation measures & management actions implemented in other areas, (d) legal responsibilities of Idaho Power Company pursuant to FERC re-licensing, (e) possible passage & watershed restoration solutions from the current scientific literature, and (f) results of ongoing fish & habitat enhancement work in the Owyhee Basin. The feasibility study would also explore alternatives outside the natural system restoration box; for example: a more rigorous resident fish substitution program; re-introduction of surplus (live) lower river hatchery salmonid brood stock for “trophy” fisheries in DVIR reservoirs; direct allocation of processed salmon from hatchery returns; off-site mitigation fisheries for the Tribal members below Hells Canyon Dam; and monetary settlements for the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe.


Reviews and Recommendations

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

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