Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 198503800

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 Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery
BPA Project Proposal Number 198503800
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Colville Confederated Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) CCT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Kirk Truscott
Mailing Address P.O. Box 150
City, State, Zip Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone 5096342115
Fax 5096342126
E-mail
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Inter-Mountain
Subbasin Columbia Upper
 
Short Description Produce 22,679 kg (50,000 lbs ) of resident salmonids for distribution to reservation waters in an effort to provide a successful subsistence/ recreational fishery as partial mitigation for anadromous fish losses above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams.
Target Species Brook trout, lahontan cutthroat trout and rainbow trout.


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: Colville Confederated Tribes
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NA
Other Planning Document References Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority (CBFWA) 1998 Multi-Year Imlementation Plan (MYIP).


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

Year Accomplishment
1991 Reared and stocked 20,687 lbs.of legal size rainbow trout (Mt. Whitney Stock).
1991 Reared and stocked 17,123 lbs of subcatchable size rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
1991 Reared and stocked 8,679 lbs of fingerling size rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
1991 Reared and stocked 18,089 lbs of subcatchable size eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
1991 Reared and stocked 1,659 lbs of fingerling size eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
1991 Reared and stocked 5,812 lbs of subcatchable size lahontan cutthroat trout (Omak Lk. stock).
1992 Reared and stocked 14,052 lbs.of legal size rainbow trout (Eagle Lake stock).
1992 Reared and stocked 10,076 lbs of subcatchable size rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
1992 Reared and stocked 2,413 lbs of fingerling size rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
1992 Reared and stocked 11,003 lbs of subcatchable size eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
1992 Reared and stocked 2,292 lbs of fingerling size eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
1992 Reared and stocked 4,554 lbs of subcatchable size lahontan cutthroat trout (Omak Lk. stock).
1993 Stocking data unavailable
1994 Reared and stocked 14,482 lbs.of legal size rainbow trout (Mt. Whitney stock).
1994 Reared and stocked 12,223 lbs of subcatchable size rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
Reared and stocked 934 lbs of fingerling size rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
Reared and stocked 14,695 lbs of subcatchable size eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
Reared and stocked 832 lbs of fingerling size eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
Reared and stocked 5,065 lbs of subcatchable size lahontan cutthroat trout (Omak Lk. stock).
1995 Reared and stocked 11,789 lbs of subcatchable size rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
1995 Reared and stocked 14,500 lbs.of legal size (5 fish/lb) rainbow trout (Mt. Whitney stock).
1995 Reared and stocked 1,758 lbs of fingerling size (155 fish/lb) rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
1995 Reared and stocked 8,878 lbs of subcatchable size (31 fish/lb) eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
1995 Reared and stocked 1,043 lbs of fingerling size eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
1995 Reared and stocked 4,747 lbs of subcatchable size lahontan cutthroat trout (Omak Lk. stock).
1995 Obtained 841,138 eastern brook trout eggs from Owhi Lk. broodstock.
1995 Obtained 200,070 lahontan cutthroat trout eggs from Omak Lk. Broodstock.
1995 Provided a tribal subsistence fishery on the Colville Reservation of .86 fish/hr CPUE.
1995 Provided a recreational fishery on the Colville Reservation of .29 fish/hr. CPUE
1995 Brook trout observed in the creel averaged 352mm with a condition factor of 126 x10-7
1995 Rainbow trout observed in the creel averaged 283mm with a condition factor of 130 x 10-7
1995 Prevented bacterial/viral outbreaks and minimize fin erosion during hatchery rearing.
1995 35,000 sub-catchable brook trout and 100,000 lahontan cutthroat trout were stocked into Owhi lake and Omak Lake respectively during 1995. Bacterial/viral sampling continued during spawning operations to access broodstock health and results were negative.
1995 Monitored and enumerated adult escapement of adfluvial rainbow trout in the SanPoil River Basin and stocked spring spawning Mt. Whitney Rainbow Trout into Round Lk., South Twin Lk. and North Twin Lk. (5,000, 23,122 and 23,118 fish respectively).
1995 Participated in the CBFWA and Northwest Power Planning Council process for implementation of three projects funded through the NWPPC Fish and Wildlife Program.
1996 Reared and stocked 16,404 lbs (7,441 kg) of catchable size rainbow trout (Mt. Whitney stock).
1996 Reared and stocked 15,719 lbs of subcatchable size rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
1996 Reared and stocked 10,152 lbs (4,605 kg) of subcatchable size eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
1996 Reared and stocked 5,668 lbs of subcatchable size lahontan cutthroat trout (Omak Lk. stock).
1996 Obtained 783,363 eastern brook trout eggs from Owhi Lk. broodstock.
1996 Obtained 265,160 lahontan cutthroat trout eggs from Omak Lk. Broodstock.
1996 Provided a tribal subsistence fishery on the Colville Reservation of 1.14 fish/hr CPUE.
1996 Provided a recreational fishery on the Colville Reservation of .28 fish/hr. CPUE
1996 Brook trout observed in the creel averaged 354mm with average condition factor of 123 x 10-7
1996 Rainbow trout observed in the creel averaged 317mm with condition factor of 129 x 10-7
1996 Prevented bacterial/viral outbreaks and minimize fin erosion during hatchery rearing.
1996 Stocked 29,938 sub-catchable brook trout and 177,356 lahontan cutthroat trout into Owhi lake and Omak Lake respectively. Broodstock bacterial/viral sampling continued during spawning operations and results were negative.
1996
1996 Participated in the CBFWA and Northwest Power Planning Council process for implementation of three projects funded through the NWPPC Fish and Wildlife Program.
1997 Reared and stocked 12,637 lbs of catchable size rainbow trout (Mt. Whitney stock).
1997 Reared and stocked 13,038 lbs of subcatchable size rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
1997 Reared and stocked 608 lbs of fingerling size rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
1997 Reared and stocked 12,403 lbs of subcatchable size eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
1997 Reared and stocked 802 lbs of fingerling size eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
1997 Obtained 875,121 eastern brook trout eggs from Owhi Lk. broodstock.
1997 Obtained 265,000 lahontan cutthroat trout eggs from Omak Lk. Broodstock.
1997 Provided a tribal subsistence fishery on the Colville Reservation of .76 fish/hr CPUE.
1997 Provided a recreational fishery on the Colville Reservation of .31 fish/hr. CPUE
1997 Brook trout observed in the creel averaged 358mm with a condition factor of 126 x 10-7.
1997 Rainbow trout observed in the creel averaged 308mm with a condition factor of 123 x 10-7
1997 Reared all species components without bacterial/viral outbreaks with the exception of internal gut fungus in the legal rainbow trout component.
1997 Experimented with auto/demand and hand feeding techniques in an attempt to reduce fin erosion in rainbow trout.
1997 Experimented with auto/demand and hand feeding techniques in an attempt minimize domestication (behavorial responses).
1997 Stocked 34,929 sub-catchable brook trout and 0 lahontan cutthroat trout into Owhi lake and Omak Lake respectively (broodstock lakes). Bacterial/viral sampling continued and were negative.
1997 Successfully marked all broodyear 97 legal size rainbow trout to be stocked in the spring of 1998
1997 Participated in the CBFWA and Northwest Power Planning Council process for implementation of three projects funded through the NWPPC Fish and Wildlife Program.
1998 Production and fishery related 1998 data currently in the process of analysis.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Annually produce and stock 22,679 kg (50,000 lbs) of resident salmonid production into reservation waters. a. Rear and stock 16,000 lbs.of legal size (5 fish/lb) rainbow trout (Mt. Whitney stock).
1. b. Rear and stock 13,200 lbs of subcatchable size (25 fish/lb) rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
1. c. Rear and stock 1,857 lbs of fingerling size (90 fish/lb) rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
1. d. Rear and stock 13,200 lbs of subcatchable size (25 fish/lb) eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
1. e. Rear and stock 1,178 lbs of fingerling size (90 fish/lb) eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
1. f. Rear and stock 4,000 lbs of subcatchable size (25 fish/lb) lahontan cutthroat trout (Omak Lk. stock).
1. g. Obtain 850,000 eastern brook trout eggs from Owhi Lk. brood stock annually.
1. h. Obtain 200,000 lahontan cutthroat trout eggs from Omak Lk. Brood stock annually.
2. Support a tribal subsistence fishery of 1.0 fish/hr CPUE. a. Provide hatchery production and spawning activities detailed in tasks 1a-1h.
2. b. Analyze and creel census data obtained from Owhi Lk., North and south Twin Lakes.
3. Support a recreational fishery on the Colville Reservation of .8-1.0 fish/hr. CPUE a. Provide hatchery Production and spawning activities detailed in tasks 1a-1h.
3. b. Analyze creel census data obtained from Buffalo Lk., Omak Lk., and North and South Twin Lakes fisheries.
4. Average length Brook trout observed in the creel (343mm) and condition factors of 152x10-7 a. Tasks 1d, 1e, 2b and 3b
4. b. Provide gill netting surveys on Owhi Lk, North and south Twin lakes and Buffalo Lk., three times per year (spring, summer and fall)
5. Average length of rainbow trout observed in the creel (343mm) with condition factors of 152 x10-7) a. Tasks 1a-1c, 2b, 3b and 4b
6. Average lahontan cutthroat trout lengths observed in the creel (508mm) with condition factors of 125x10-7 a. Tasks 1f, 1h, 3b and 4b
7. Increase natural production of brook trout 15% by the year 2010. a. Increase natural production of brook trout 15% by the year 2010.
7. b. Assess existing and potential shoreline spawning success of brook trout in North Twin Lakes, South Twin lakes Owhi Lake and Simpson lake.
8. Increase natural production of rainbow trout 10% by the year 2010. a. Task 1a
9. Determine contribution to subsistence and recreational fisheries of natural production fisheries component and fingerling, subcatchable, legal size hatchery fish. . Develop/implement marking program for hatchery origin fish.
9. b. Tasks 2b, 3b, and 4b
10. Maintain current free-ranging brood stocks of brook trout and lahontan cutthroat trout. a. Stock 35,000 sub-catchable brook trout into Owhi Lake annually.
10. b. Stock 100,000 lahontan cutthroat trout into Omak Lake annually.
10. c. Continue bacterial and viral sampling of adults during spawning operations.
11. Prevent bacterial and viral out-breaks and minimize fin erosion during hatchery rearing. a. Continue proper fish culture techniques.
11. b. Reduce loading rate of rainbow trout through rearing
11. c. Experiment with feeding regimes and feed types to reduce fin erosion in rainbow trout.
12. Develop a free-ranging rainbow trout brood stock on the Colville Reservation. a. Monitor and enumerate adult escapement of adfluvial rainbow trout in the SanPoil River Basin
12. b. Monitor and enumerate gravid adult rainbow trout in North Twin Lk., South Twin Lk. And Round Lk.
12. c. Investigate other reservation waters for potential to sustain rainbow trout brood stock populations.
13. Provide administrative and technical over-sight of Colville Tribal fisheries projects funded by BPA and coordinate fisheries management approaches within the reservation and affected areas within the Upper Columbia river Subbasin and Columbia River Basin a. Participate in the CBFWA and Northwest Power Planning Council process; specifically Resident Fish Managers group (RFM), Prioritization process, development of a Multi-Year Implementation Plan, Comprehensive Hatchery review and watershed project selection

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/00 yes 75.0%
2 10/01/99 09/01/00 yes 2.0%
3 10/01/99 09/01/00 yes 2.0%
4 10/01/99 09/01/00 yes 3.0%
5 10/01/99 09/01/00 yes 4.0%
6 10/01/99 09/01/00 yes 1.0%
7 10/01/99 09/01/10 yes 1.0%
8 10/01/99 09/01/10 yes 0.0%
9 10/01/99 09/01/00 0.0%
10 10/01/99 09/01/00 yes 1.0%
11 10/01/99 09/01/00 yes 1.0%
12 10/01/99 09/01/00 yes 3.0%
13 10/01/99 09/01/00 7.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $130,674
Fringe $ 33,975
Supplies $ 17,500
Operating Actual O&M cost will include major portions of Line-Items for Personnel, Fringe Benefits, Indirect. $ 95,400
Capital Pesculator $ 25,000
Travel $ 7,200
Indirect $ 51,224
Total Itemized Budget $360,973


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $360,973
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $360,973
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

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $365,000 $370,000 $375,000 $380,000
Total Outyear Budgets $365,000 $370,000 $375,000 $380,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: (1) The percent cost per objective is based upon current cooperation with other BPA funded projects implemented by the Tribe, Project personnel from BIA and Tribal funded Programs, if cooperation ceases to some objectives may not be met.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bilby, R.E., B.R. Fransen, and P.A. Bisson. 1996. Incorporation of Nitrogen and Carbon from Spawning Coho Salmon into the trophic System of Small Streams: Evidence from Stable Isotopes. Can. J. Fish Aquati. Sci. 53: 164-173. No
Halfmoon, F.L. 1978. Fisheries Management Compendium Lakes and Streams Colville Indian Reservation. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries Assistance Office, Coulee Dam, Washington. No
Johnston, N.T., J.S. MacDonald, K.J. Hall, and P.J. Tschaplinski. 1997. A Premininary study of the role of Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) Carcasses as carbon and nitrogen sources for henthic insects and fishes in the "Early Stuart" stock spawning s No
Larkin, G.A., and P.A. Slancy. 1997. Implications of trends in Marine derived nutrient influx to South Coastal British Columbia Salmon Production. Fisheries, American Fisheries Society, 22: 16-24. No
Jones and Stokes Associates. 1986. Environmental Assessment of the Resident Trout Hatchery on the Colville Reservation. Report, DOE/EA-0307. Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Malvestuto, S.P., W.D. Davies and W.L. Shelton. 1978. An evaluation of the roving creel survey with non-uniform probability sampling. Transaction of the American Fisheries Society, 107: 255-262. No
Piper et al. 1982. Fish Hatchery Management. United States Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. No
R.W. Beck & Associates. 1988. Colville Hatchery Conceptual Design. R.W. Beck & Associates, Seattle, Washington. No
R.W. Beck & Associates. 1988. Hatchery Construct Document, Volumes 1 and 2. R.W. Beck & Associates, Seattle, Washington. No
Scholz et al. 1985. Complication of Information on salmon and steelhead total run size, catch and hydropower related losses in the Upper Columbia River Basin, above Grand Coulee Dam. Fisheries Technical Report No. 2. Upper Columbia United Tribes Fishe No
Sweet, Edwards and Associates. 1987. Colville Tribes Well field analysis report. Sweet, Edwards and Associates, Kelso, Washington. No
Sweet-Edwards/Emcon, Inc. 1989. Colville Confederated Tribes Fish Hatchery well field construction report. Project No. 508-01.03, Sweet-Edwards/Emcon, Inc. Bothell, Washington. No
Thiessen, J.L. 1965. A fishery management compendium lakes and streams Colville Indian Reservation. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries Assistance Office, Coulee Dam, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1989. Colville Tribal Trout Hatchery Water Quality Study. Unpublished report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division, Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1990. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Annual Operation Plan. Unpublished report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division. Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1990. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Production Report. Unpublished Report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division, Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1991. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Production Report. Unpublished Report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division, Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1991. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Annual Operation Plan. Unpublished report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division. Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1992. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Production Report. Unpublished Report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division, Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1992. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Annual Operation Plan. Unpublished report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division. Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1993. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Production Report. Unpublished Report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division, Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1993. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Annual Operation Plan. Unpublished report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division. Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1994. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Production Report. Unpublished Report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division, Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1994. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Annual Operation Plan. Unpublished report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division. Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1995. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Annual Operation Plan. Unpublished report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division. Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1996. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Production Report. Unpublished Report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division, Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1996. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Annual Operation Plan. Unpublished report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division. Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1997. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Annual Operation Plan. Unpublished report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division. Nespelem, Washington. No
Truscott, K.T. 1997. Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery Production Report. Unpublished Report, Colville Confederated Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Division, Nespelem, Washington. No
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Section 7. Abstract

Abstract


Reviews and Recommendations

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

ISRP Preliminary Review , ISRP 99-2 Recommendation:
Do Not Fund
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Do not fund. Although the proposal is adequately presented, the objectives are in conflict with regional goals to enhance and protect native biota. The proposal would be more acceptable if native species, such as local stocks of redband or cutthroat, were used. This proposal needs to address and monitor potential impacts on native biota.

Comments: This proposal is for a fish production project with subsequent monitoring and evaluation of fish performance through creel surveys, netting, and trapping. It is a long-term project for fish stocking on the Colville reservation (non-Lake Roosevelt) as mitigation for Grand Coulee Dam. It has a history of success, based on standard views of need. The proposal is fair, in the mid-range of those reviewed, but the absence of any linkage to FWP is conspicuous. The proposal includes a thorough listing of production related to goals. The list of revised objectives is detailed. There is good background, rationale/justification, and project history. The work includes M&E. No resumes were given for the staff, however.

A major deficiency is that the proposal does not address what attempts are being made to determine why performance objectives, in terms of catch per unit effort and condition, are generally not met. It also should better describe what attempts are being made to determine the factors limiting natural reproduction, another project objective. It appears that the approach to attaining these objectives is simply to stock fish, but this is a hit-or-miss approach and is not likely to be successful. Some of the monitoring and evaluation work could be tied to other projects in the area. The proposal overall could improve by demonstrating the project's linkages to others in the area. Any funding recommendation should be tentative pending results of the Council's artificial propagation review.

The proposal explains the justification for using non-native species, but questions persist as to whether that is consistent with goals of the FWP. Reviewers challenge the claim that this stocking program is good for native species (see page 17 of proposal). The stocking does not seem compatible with regional goals of fostering local species and stocks. Monitoring and evaluation seem to include only stocked non-native fish instead of including effects of stocking on all fish and the ecosystem. The proposal should address and monitor potential impacts on native biota.


CBFWA: Resident Fish Review Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Screening Criteria: yes

Technical Criteria: yes

Programmatic Criteria: yes

Milestone Criteria: yes


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$361,000
Comment:

ISRP Final Review , ISRP 99-4 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Oct 29, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Fund. However, some emphasis of the project should immediately be used for: 1) survey and gather more complete data regarding native salmonid presence/distribution and status and their potential utilization for native species recovery and tribal subsistence/recreational fishery potential (assuming that there are no known local redband or cutthroat trout populations within the bounds of the reservation), and 2) survey of natural production for tribal subsistence/recreational fishery potential within the reservation. Surveys of small headwater tributaries in Idaho and Nevada have frequently found remnant populations of redband and cutthroat trout.

The response adequately answers the ISRP's reservations. Although not clearly listed in the proposal, the project does match FWP objectives and regional goals for introducing replacement fish to blocked areas as expressed in the FWP, even though regional attitudes about using non-native species are changing.

The proposers responded with an informative discussion of availability (lack) of native species on the reservation, the long history of stocking, and an overall discussion of the species substitution questions facing the Council and resource managers. The primary concern of the reviewers, that the emphasis of the hatchery program appears to be on non-native fishes is satisfactorily dealt with. Project managers explain what was not apparent to the reviewers, that waters in the Colville Tribal Reservation have been stocked with non-native species of fish since at least 1913. Because the U.S. Department of Interior has a duty in regard to the trust responsibility of the U. S. to Indian Tribes, the Fish and Wildlife Service for many years assumed responsibility for fish enhancement on the reservation (along with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, who asserted some authority, up until 1974). The end result is that native salmonids are no longer present in significant numbers, other than possibly in the upper reaches of some tributaries, which have not been surveyed. There is no source of brood stock for native species (which the tribe would prefer to use).

It is commendable that performance objectives in terms of catch are used rather than simply production objectives, and the project should not be penalized for incomplete evaluations in this direction. More ecosystem-oriented evaluations, including natural reproduction, are beginning, but may be difficult considering the long history of stocking. The response about the similar stocking practices of the tribe and WDFW regionally is the sort of project linkage information that the ISRP sought. We agree with the proposers' comment that change of the resident fish program toward more emphasis on locally native stocks is appropriately carried out as an adaptive process within the project rather than project termination. This hatchery should, however, remain part of the Council's overall evaluation of artificial production in the basin and abide by the eventual recommendations of that review.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Nov 8, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$360,973
Comment:
[Decision made in 11-3-99 Council Meeting]

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$870,580
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$870,580
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$870,580
Sponsor (Colville Confederated Tribes) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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