Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20536

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 Management Plan & Assess Fish &Wildlife - Owyhee Basin, D.V.I.R.
BPA Project Proposal Number 20536
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 Design a comprehensive (umbrella) fish & wildlife management program for the Owyhee River basin within the Duck Valley Indian Reservation - for the cost-effective restoration of its natural ecosystem for the benefit of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe & society.
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); all wildlife 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.1 ; §2.2A ; §2.2E6; §2.2F1; §2.2H; §7.1B; §7.1C; §7.10K; §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 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
20536 Develop Management Plan & Assess Fish & Wildlife Of The Owyhee Basin, DVIR Yes
9701100 Enhance and Protect Habitat and Riparian Areas on DVIR Yes
8815600 Implement Fishery Stocking Program Consistent with Native Fish Conservation Yes
20092 Inventory Wildlife Species & Populations Of The Owyhee Basin, DVIR Yes
20094 Assess Resident Fish Stocks Of The Owyhee Basin, DVIR Yes
20040 Develop a Fish & Wildlife Management Plan for the Owyhee Basin, DVIR Yes
20093 Evaluate the Feasibility for Anadromous Fish Reintroduction in the Owyhee Yes
20041 Develop a Fish & Wildlife Conservation Law Enforcement Plan, DVIR Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Coordinate a Comprehensive Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Restoration Plan for the DVIR -- including Fish & Wildlife Management Planning, Fish Stock Assessment, and Wildlife Inventory of the Owyhee Basin, DVIR component. a. Coordinate project and budget development of individual Owyhee Basin DVIR Fish & Wildlife projects via the regional (CBFWA/NPPC/BPA) project implementation process.
1. b. Provide fiscal accountability and budget oversight for implementation of coordinated Shoshone-Paiute fish & wildlife projects in the Owyhee Basin.
1. c. Coordinate project Adaptive Management via monitoring, evaluation, and reporting requirements -- both for individual projects and as a DVIR-wide restoration program.
1. d. Seek opportunities for cost-sharing and collaborative research & restoration efforts with relevant entities, including: private landowners, local, state, and federal governmental agencies.
2. Develop a Comprehensive Fish & Wildlife Management Plan for the Owyhee Basin, Duck Valley Indian Reservation (DVIR) . (see sub-proposal for more detail)
3. Develop a Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Conservation Law Enforcement Plan, DVIR . (see sub-proposal for more detail)
4. Assess Resident Fish Stocks of the Owyhee Basin, DVIR . (see sub-proposal for more detail)
5. Enhance and Protect Habitat and Riparian Areas on DVIR . (see sub-proposal for more detail)
6. Implement Fishery Stocking Program Consistent with Native Fish Conservation . (see sub-proposal for more detail)
7. Inventory Wildlife Species & Populations of the Owyhee Basin, DVIR . (see sub-proposal for more detail)
8. Evaluate the Feasibility for Anadromous Fish Reintroduction into the Owyhee River Basin, DVIR . (see sub-proposal for more detail)
9. Lake Billy Shaw Operations & Maintenance and Evaluation (O&M, M&E) . (see sub-proposal for more detail)

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/00 12/01/00 Cost-effective expenditure of mitigation & enhancement funds via fiscal accountability, adaptive management & project coordination. CBFWA/NPPC/BPA project implementation process & schedule. 10.0%
2 01/01/00 12/01/00 Maximze effectiveness of fish & wildlife restoration efforts on the DVIR via implementation of a comprehensive fish & wildlife management plan that is based on scientific principles and consistent with regional planning framework. a) Completion of draft Fish & wildlife wanagement plan. b) Review and revision of plan. c) Implement. of plan. d) Annual cycle of adaptive mgt. of plan. 2.0%
3 01/01/00 12/01/00 Protect fish, wildlife, and habitat resources via enforcement of existing Tribal code, state, and federal laws. a) Review existing Shoshone-Paiute fish & wildlife law enforcement. b) Develop plan for cooperative enhanced enforcement efforts. c) Implement plan and increase protection of fish, wildlife & their habitats. 3.0%
4 01/01/00 12/01/00 Implement scientific management of Owyhee Basin fish resources using input on current species composition, stock status, and genetic composition. Prevent further loss of genetic identity and diversity of native fish populations in the Owyhee Basin, DVIR. a) Assess & summarize info on anadromous fish losses. b) Inventory current distribution and abundance of resident fish stocks on DVIR. c) Evaluate genetic composition of resident fish stocks. d) Use stock assessment & genetic analyss for scientific mgt. 17.0%
5 01/01/00 12/01/00 Enhance and Protect Habitat and Riparian Areas on DVIR a) Protect natural spring systems. b) Protect and enhance the riparian zone of the Owyhee River and tributaries. c) Collect ancillary biological data. 22.0%
6 01/01/00 12/01/00 Implement Fishery Stocking Program Consistent with Native Fish Conservation a) Develop artificial production plan b) Design stocking strategy for closed reservoirs c) Design stocking strategy for streams inhabited by native fish 10.0%
7 01/01/00 12/01/00 Initiate scientific management of Owyhee Basin wildlife resources using input on current species composition, distribution abundance, and status. Identify potential conditions or activities limiting wildlife communities and feasible enhancement measures. a) Assess & summarize existing data on wildlife losses. b) Inventory current distribution and abundance of wildlife species on DVIR. c) Use wildlife inventory data in conjunction with habitat and land use activities for scientific mgt. 14.0%
8 01/01/00 12/01/00 Evaluate potential for increasing fish production in the Owyhee Basin by reintroduction of anadromous fishes. a) Summarize anadromous fish losses. b) Assessment of feasibility of reintroduction alternatives. c) If feasible alternatives exist, develop plan for regional review & future implementation. 4.0%
9 01/01/00 12/01/04 Lake Billy Shaw Operations & Maintenance and Evaluation (O&M, M&E) a) protect lake shoreline from degradation. b) Information & technology transfer c) Dam operations & maintenance of screens 17.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel {Umbrella Project: 0.66 FTE -- Fish, Wildlife and Parks Director; 0.1 FTE Fishery Biologist} $ 55,500
Fringe {included in Personnel category above} $ 0
Supplies $ 0
Travel $ 14,500
Indirect {26.6% of above Items} $ 15,820
Subcontractor {Fisheries Consultant} $ 48,000
Total Itemized Budget $133,820


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $133,820
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $133,820
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 future opportunities $ 0 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $141,000 $148,000 $155,000 $163,000
Total Outyear Budgets $141,000 $148,000 $155,000 $163,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None identified


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Armour, C.L. 1990. Options for reintroducing salmon and steelhead above mid-Snake River Dams. USFWS, National Ecology Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado. No
BPA. 1997. Billy Shaw Dam and Reservoir -- Environmental Assessment and finding of no significant impacts. DOE/EA--1167. No
Bureau of Reclamation. 1988. Review of the potential for constructing a fishing reservoir, Duck Valley Indian Reservation, Idaho-Nevada. Report to the Power Planning Council. No
Burge, H.L. and W.H. Miller. 1993a. Fishery Management on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation -- Shoshone-Paiute Tribes. USFWS 1993 Annual Report, December 1993. No
Burge, H.L. and W.H. Miller. 1993b. Fishery Management on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation -- Shoshone-Paiute Tribes. USFWS 1992 Annual Report, January 1993. No
Burge, H.L. and W.H. Miller. 1991. Fishery Management on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation -- Shoshone-Paiute Tribes. USFWS 1991 Annual Report, December 1991. No
Burge, H.L. and W.H. Miller. 1990. Fishery Management Plan for the Duck Valley Indian Reservation -- Shoshone-Paiute Tribe. USFWS Report, October, 1990 No
CH2M Hill. 1992. Joint culture facilities for resident fish substitution program, Snake River above Hells Canyon, Idaho. Feasibility study report. Bonneville Power Administration. Project No. 91-27. No
Diggs, D. 1985. Evaluation of stocking commercially produced trout on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in 1981 and 1982. USFWS Report. No
Dodson Sr., G. 1997. Shoshone Paiute Tribes Fishery Management Plan. Submitted to Bonneville Power Administration, February 28, 1997. No
Duck Valley Tribal Council. 1991. Duck Valley Indian Reservation Soil Conservation Plan. Owyhee Nevada. No
Duck Valley Tribal Council. 1994. Duck Valley Indian Reservation Natural Resource Plan. Owyhee, Nevada. No
Framework Project Ecological Workgroup.1998. Development of a Regional Framework for Fish and Wildlife Restoration in the Columbia River Basin -- A Proposed Scientific Foundation for the Restoration of Fish and Wildlife in the Columbia River Basin. NPPC. No
Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). 1996. Fisheries Management Plan, 1996-2000. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise, Idaho. No
Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). 1996. Idaho Wild Fish Management Policy. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise, Idaho. No
Independent Scientific Group (ISG). 1996. Return to the River -- Restoration of Salmonid Fishes in the Columbia River Ecosystem. Northwest Power Planning Council, Pre-Publication Copy 96-6. No
Independent Scientific Group (ISG). 1997. Review of the Columbia River Basin Fish & Wildlife Program as directed by the 1996 Amendment to the Power Act. Northwest Power Planning Council, ISRP 97-1. No
Independent Scientific Group (ISG). 1998. Review of the Columbia River Basin Fish & Wildlife Program for FY 1999 as directed by the 1996 Amendment to the Power Act. Northwest Power Planning Council, ISRP 98-1a. No
Kalispel, Colville, Spokane, Coeur d’ Alene, and Kootenai tribes, and WDFW. 1998. A Holistic Vision for Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Restoration – with equitable consideration for anadromous & resident fish in the “Blocked Area”. Regional Framework No
Li, H.W., C.B. Schreck, C.E. Bond, and R. Rextad. 1987. Factors influencing changes in fish assemblages of Pacific Northwest streams. In: W.J. Matthews and D.C. Hains, Editors. Community and evolutionary ecology of North American stream fishes. Univ. Ok No
Louisana State Division of Administration. 1996. Manageware -- a practical guide to managing for results. Version 2.0. A Publication of the Office of Planning and Budget, Division of Administration, State of Louisiana. No
Lyons, J., L. Wang, and T.D. Simonson. 1996. Development and validation of an index of biotic integrity for coldwater streams in Wisconsin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 16:241-256. No
Miller, D.L., and 13 co-authors. 1988. Regional application of an index of biotic integrity for use in water resource management. Fisheries 13:12-20. No
Moyle, P.B. and G.M. Sato. 1991. On the design of preserves to protect native fishes. Battle Against Extinction: Native Fish Management in the American West. W.L. Minckley and J.E. Deacon. Tucson, University of Arizona Press: 155-169. No
National Research Council (NRC). 1995. Upstream: Salmon and Society in the Pacific Northwest. Washington, DC. (Prepublication Copy). No
Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama Tribes. 1995. WY-KAN-USH-MI WA-KISH-WIT, The Spirit of the Salmon. The Columbia River Anadromous Fish Plan of the Shoshone-Paiute, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama Tribes. No
Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC). 1995. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Publication 94-55. September 13, 1995. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon No
Resident Fish Manager’s Caucus of the Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Authority (RFM-CBFWA). 1997. Draft Multi-Year Implementation Plan for Resident Fish Protection, Enhancement & Mitigation in the Columbia River Basin. April 24, 1997 Draft. CBFWA. No
Schmitten, R., W. Steele, Jr., and R. P. Jones, Jr. 1995. Proposed Recovery Plan for Snake River salmon. March 1995. U.S. Department of Commerce. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service. No
State of Idaho. 1996. Bull Trout Conservation Plan. Office of the Governor, State of Idaho. July 1, 1996. No
Scholz, A., K. O’Laughlin, D. Geist, D. Peone, J. Uehara, L. Fields, T. Kleist, I. Zozaya, T. Peone, K., Teesatuskie.1985. Compilation of information on salmon total run size, catch, and hydropower related losses in the Upper Columbia River Basin. UCUT#2 No
Stanford, J.A., and J.V. Ward. 1992. Management of aquatic resources in large catchments: recognizing interactions between ecosystem connectivity and environmental disturbance. Pages 91-126 In: R.J. Naiman (ed.), Watershed Management. No
Vigg, S. (editor). 1995 Increased levels of harvest & habitat law enforcement and public awareness for anadromous salmonids and resident fish in the Columbia River Basin -- Project 92-024 Final Report for the demonstration period, 1992-94. June 31, 1995. No
Vigg, S. and R. Stevens. 1996. Needs Assessment of Tribal law enforcement in Columbia River tributaries relative to anadromous salmonid mitigation & restoration. Final Report prepared on June 1, 1996 for CRITFC, by S.P. Cramer and Associates, Inc. No
White Shield, Inc. 1990. Historical and future resource use to support Indian water claims, Duck Valley Indian Reservation. Draft Report to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. No
Willis, D.W., and B.R. Murphy. 1996. Planning for sampling. Pages 1-15. In B.R. Murphy , and D.W. Willis, editors. Fisheries Techniques, 2nd Edition, American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. No
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Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

This project is designed as the “umbrella” framework for all fish, wildlife, and watershed restoration efforts on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation (DVIR), Owyhee Basin. The vision of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes is to achieve a healthy Owyhee River watershed within the Columbia River ecosystem -- which supports viable, genetically diverse and naturally sustainable fish & wildlife communities. The individual sub-proposals comprise the Objectives of the umbrella project for the DVIR: 1) Develop a Fish & Wildlife Management Plan for the Owyhee Basin; 2) Develop a Fish & Wildlife Conservation Law Enforcement Plan; 3) Assess Resident Fish Stocks of the Owyhee Basin; 4) Enhance and Protect Habitat and Riparian Areas; 5) Implement Fishery Stocking Program Consistent with Native Fish Conservation; 6) Inventory Wildlife Species & Populations of the Owyhee Basin; and, 7) Evaluate the Feasibility for Anadromous Fish Reintroduction in the Owyhee. Specific, measurable objectives and outcomes for the individual projects will be presented in more detail in the sub-proposals. A comprehensive fishery management plan – based on an integrated natural resources framework and coordinated with regional planning efforts -- is needed to accomplish the Tribe’s vision. Many sections of the Council’s program support the Shoshone-Paiutes comprehensive mitigation & enhancement approach, including: § 2.1A; § 2.2A, § 2.2H, § 2.2E6, § 7.1C, § 8.5C, § 10.1A, § 10.1E, §10.2A1, § 10.2B, § 10.3E.9, § 10.5B, § 10.8C, § 11.2D. These sections include specific measures for resident fish & wildlife substitution and mitigation for anadromous fish losses above the Hells Canyon Complex.


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