Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 198810804

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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 Streamnet: the Northwest Aquatic Information System
BPA Project Proposal Number 198810804
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Business acronym (if appropriate) PSMFC
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Drew O. Parkin
Mailing Address 45 SE 82nd Dr., Suite 100
City, State, Zip Gladstone, OR 97027-2522
Phone 5036505400
Fax 5036505426
E-mail Drew_Parkin@psmfc.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description Provide essential data services to the Fish & Wildlife Program including: 1) regionally consistent biological data, 2) access to data and documents via the Internet, Library, and custom products, and 3) technical support to projects and activities.
Target Species chinook, sockeye, coho, steelhead, bull trout, cutthroat


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: Primary: Sections 3.2 and 3.3 as follows: 3.2A.1, 3.2A.2, 3.2B.1, 3.2F.1, 3.2G.2, 3.3A.1, 3.3A.2, 3.3B.1, 3.3 C.1, 3.3D.1, 3.3 E.1 Additional: 2.2A, 2.2D, 4.3C.1, 5.0F.15, 7.0C.2, 7.1C1, 7.1C2, 7.1C3, 7.6D, 8.1, 8.5E.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: StreamNet provides data and data services to a variety of Columbia Basin ESA-related activities including the draft Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan, the Oregon Plan, the Idaho Bull Trout Plan, and the Washington Wild Salmonid Policy.
Other Planning Document References draft Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan: 0.3.a, 0.3.b, 0.3.d, 1.1.a, 1.1.b.3, 1.2.a, 1.4.a, 1.5.b, 1.6.a, 2.1.d.5, 4.2.d. Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wit: pages 5A-4, 5B-5, 5D-1, 5D-2, 5D-3, volume 2 (subbasin plans). ISG Return to the River (page numbers refer to prepublication version): pages 353, 425, 426, 429, 430, 431, 443, 444, 445, 449, 511, 518. USFS/BLM INterior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project: Assessment of Ecosystem Components: pages 2056, 2057. CBFWA AIWP Recommendations, June 1997: 5.5.1.1, 5.5.2, 5.5.2.1, 5.9.4-1, 5.11.3.1, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.4.7, 7.4.2, 8.3.1, 8.3.2, 8.3.3, also: Appendix A, June 1997: 2.2.3, 2.4.3, 2.5.1.4, 2.7.1, 2.7.2. ISRP July 1997 Program Review: III.A.1, III.A.4, III.B.7, III.B.13, III.B.14, III.B.15, III.B.20. NWPPC AIWP Recommendations, 1997: 4.b, 9.a, 9.b. NWPPC AIWP Recommendations, 1998: 5a,b; 18b ISRP July 1998 Program Review: III-B (resident fish), V-C.1.1, V-C.1.2V-C.1.3, V-C.3.1, V-C.5.3.


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

Year Accomplishment
1998 StreamNet successfully added recent and/or current year data to all anadromous fish escapement trends.
1998 StreamNet released the initial version of an Internet-based, Basin-wide project tracking system and made significant progree toward establishment of multi-agency data exchange standards for compiling enhancement project data.
1998 StreamNet prepared and updated an online version of the annual FWP AIWP process. The product has proven to be extremely useful to FWP managers and decision makers.
1998 StreamNet completed a first-ever regionally consistent hydrographic data layer, established lat-long identification protocol, and populated the system with regionally consistent anadromous fish distribution and use type data.
1998 StreamNet produced a comprehensive online data query system that provides custom, user-defined remote access to all StreamNet data.
1998 StreamNet produced a major update to its regional data exchange formats document, including new entries for project tracking and fish distribution. Significant improvements were also made to geographic location standards.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8906200 CBFWA - Prepare Draft Annual Implementation Work Plan StreamNet will provide data and data services in support of CBFWA objects #1 (draft AIWP), #4 (regional research, monitoring, & evaluation plan), #5 (tracking of non-FWP restoration activites and budgets), and #6 (status of fish & wildlife populations). No
9700400 Kalispel Tribe - Resident Fish Status Above Chief Joseph & Grand Coulee StreamNet will provide data exchange protocol and technical support, integrates products with basin-wide datasets. No
5502000 IDFG - Snake River Native Salmonid Assessment StreamNet will provide data exchange protocol and technical support, integrates data with basin-wide datasets. No
8812001 Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project StreamNet will provide Internet access to applicable data prepared through this and other YIN-sponsored projects. No
9132 Implement Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit Watershed Restoration Plan StreamNet will provide baseline data, data exchange protocol, and technical GIS assistance; and will integrate applicable data into basin-wide datasets. No
Misc. Fish and Wildlife Projects Several FY 99 projects propose to use StreamNet as the principal means to provide Internet access to project data and results. No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Basin-wide Data Development a. Anadromous fish. Prepare and maintain regionally consistent data including distribution and life history, adult abundance, juvenile abundance, harvest, hatchery production, natural production, age/sex composition, genetics, and populations.
1. b. Resident fish. Prepare and maintain regionally consistent data including distribution and life history, adult abundance, angler use, hatchery production, genetics, population, and status.
1. c. Aquatic Habitat. Compile regionally consistent data including stream surveys, water quality, water quantity, and watershed parameters (ICBEMP and other existing sources).
1. d. Facilities. Prepare and maintain regionally consistent data on dams, fish passage facilities, hatcheries, and, as available, diversions and screenings.
1. e. Mitigation and Restoration. Prepare and maintain regionally consistent data on fish and wildlife restoration and protection projects undertaken through the Fish and Wildlife Program, Federal MOA, Endangered Species Act, and other activities.
2. Data Management a. Database Management. Maintain and update the StreamNet database.
2. b. Data Plan. Review the StreamNet long-term data plan in light of regional needs and update accordingly.
2. c. Data Exchange Standards. Maintain and update the StreamNet data exchange standards in light of emerging regional needs.
2. d. GIS Data System. Maintain and update StreamNet GIS datasets to be responsive to regional needs.
2. e. Internet Site. Maintain and enhance the StreamNet Internet site, including providing acess to StreamNet data and other information critical to the Fish and Wildlife Program.
2. f. Hydrologic/geographic Referencing. Maintain the 1:100,000-scale hydrography and a regionally consistent watershed, subbasin, and physiographic province referencing system, including providing means for integrating FWP-generated data with this system.
3. Library and Reference Services a. Documents. Maintain and expand the StreamNet Library document collection, including cataloging and indexing materials.
3. b. Data Source Materials. Maintain and update StreamNet data source materials including providing online referencing.
3. c. Online Access. Provide online access to important reference materials and reports related to Columbia Basin fish biology and management.
3. d. Library Services. Provide professional library services to the Columbia Basin FWP community, including document search, inter-library loans, and access to the Streamnet collection.
4. Services to Fish and Wildlife Program Activities. a. AIWP. Provide technical assistance in preparing a database that tracks the annual AIWP process. Prepare an Internet version of the database that depicts each stage of the AIWP process and provides access to appropriate documents (CBFWA objective #1).
4. b. Monitoring and Evaluation. Provide technical assistance regarding development of an M&E plan; provide data services for M&E analyses and reports (CBFWA objectives #4 and #6).
4. c. Watershed Projects. Provide technical database and GIS services to watershed projects and system-wide watershed project evaluation. Integrate data from these projects into regional datasets.
4. d. FWP Projects. Provide technical assistance to select research, stock assessment, and other FWP projects. Integrate data from these projects into regional datasets.
4. e. System-wide Initiatives. Provide technical assistance to FWP system-wide initiatives (priorities defined by NWPPC and CBFWA).
4. f. Internet Access. Provide Internet access for applicable FWP-related data and documents (in consultation with NWPPC and CBFWA).
4. g. Historic Policy and Planning Data. Maintain and provide access to historic FWP datasets and documents, e.g., Proteced Areas and System Planning.
5. Project Coordination a. Administration. Supervise and coordinate StreamNet project activities and the regional and sub-contractor levels.
5. b. Coordination. Coordinate StreamNet activities with other FWP, ESA, and related activities.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/00 Compile and update biological and project all data as described in the FY2000 statement of work and within the schedule defined in the annual StreamNet data plan. Milestones for deliverables will be established at the beginning of the contract period and will vary by data category. 52.0%
2 10/01/99 09/01/00 Integrate all data compiled in objective #1 into the StreamNet data system in a timely manner. Adapt the StreamNet online query system to accomodate all data provided through objective #1. All data will be incorporated into the StreamNet datasets within one month of submission. 14.0%
3 10/01/99 09/01/00 Catalog and index all source materials used to compile data in objective #1. Provide timely response to all FWP-related library service requests. Source documents will be catalogued and indexed within one month of submission. Library requests will receive a response within 24 hours. 12.0%
4 10/01/99 09/01/00 Provide timely and effective data services to high priority FWP-related activities where these could not otherwise be provided. All data requests will receive an initial response within 24 hours. Larger requests will be delivered within an agreed upon timeframe. 18.0%
5 10/01/99 09/01/00 Provide effective leadership to project participants and ensure that StreamNet data and data services respond to high priority regional needs. All project tasks will be completed on time and within budget. FWP clients will be contacted following service delivery to evaluate performance. 4.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel PSMFC staff (project manager, database manager, GIS manager, programmer, data technician) $206,000
Fringe @ 37% $ 76,220
Supplies Includes Internet connections, computer system support, office supplies, limited computer upgrades. $ 60,000
Travel $ 16,000
Indirect @ 15% $ 53,733
Other PSMFC administration of sub-contracts $ 29,500
Subcontractor Warm Springs Tribe $ 26,000
Subcontractor WDFW $310,000
Subcontractor USFWS $ 15,000
Subcontractor Umatilla Tribe $ 26,000
Subcontractor Shoshone-Bannock Tribes $ 26,000
Subcontractor Nez Perce Tribe $ 26,000
Subcontractor MFWP $150,000
Subcontractor IDFG $235,000
Subcontractor CRITFC (tribal coordination and data management, library management) $345,000
Subcontractor Yakama Indian Nation $ 26,000
Subcontractor ODFW $310,000
Total Itemized Budget $1,936,453


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $1,936,453
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $1,936,453
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
National Marine Fisheries Commission Contract for coastal anadromous trend data comparable to in-Basin data (estimated). $ 75,000 unknown
Environmental Protection Agency Contract for compilation of related aquatic habitat and hydrological data (estimated). $ 75,000 unknown
National Marine Fisheries Service and/or others Contract for compilation of non-FWP enhancement project data (estimated). $ 75,000 unknown
Participating Agencies In-kind services and data (based on prior experience). $150,000 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $1,984,864 $2,034,485 $2,085,348 $2,137,481
Total Outyear Budgets $1,984,864 $2,034,485 $2,085,348 $2,137,481
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: StreamNet compiles data from a variety of sources. Delays in data development and/or verification by these sources may force alteration of schedule. Unforeseen demand for data services may also require adjustments to project priorities.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Agencies and Indian Tribes of the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority. 1991. Integrated System Plan for Salmon and Steelhead Production in the Columbia River Basin. Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority, Portland, Oregon. No
Anderson, D, R. Beamesderfer, B. Woodard, M. Rowe, and J. Hansen. 1996. Report on the Status of Salmon and Steelhead in the Columbia River Basin. DOE/BP-65130-1, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Bonneville Power Administration.1992. Stock Summary Reports. Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority. 1998. Proposed FY 1999 Annual Implementation Work Plan. Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority, Portland, Oregon. No
Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority. 1997. Proposed FY 1998 Annual Implementation Work Plan (Appendix A). Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority, Portland, Oregon. No
Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission & Member Tribes.1996. Spirit of the Salmon: Columbia River Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs & Yakama Tribes. Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission, Portland, Oregon No
Fish and Wildlife Managers of the Columbia River Basin.1997. Multi-Year Implementation Plan for the Protection, Restoration, and Enhancement of Columbia River Basin Fish & Wildlife Resources. Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority, Portland, Oregon. No
Independent Scientific Group. 1996. Return to the River: Restoration of Salmonid Fishes in the Columbia River Ecosystem (Prepublication version). Northwest power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Independent Scientific Review Panel. 1997. Review of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program as Directed by the 1996 Amendment to the Power Act. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Independent Scientific Review Panel. 1998. Review of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program as Directed by the 1996 Amendment to the Power Act. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland. Oregon. No
National Marine Fisheries Service. 1995. Proposed Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan. National Marine Fisheries Service, Washington, DC. No
National Research Council. 1996. Upstream: Salmon and Society in the Pacific Northwest. National Academy Press, Washington, DC. No
National Research Council. 1995. Science and the Endangered Species Act. National Academy Press, Washington, DC. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1998. Fiscal Year 1999 Annual Implementation Work Plan Recommendations of the Northwest Power Planning Council. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1997. Fiscal Year 1998 Annual Implementation Work Plan Recommendations of the Northwest Power Planning Council. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1998. An Integrated Framework for Fish and Wildlife Management in the Columbia River Basin. Northwest Power Planning Council Portland, Oregon. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1994. 1994 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1987. 1987 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1984. 1984 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1992. Strategy for Salmon. Portland, Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Snake River Salmon Recovery Team. 1997. Comments on the ISG Return to the River. Letter to John Etchart, Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
State of Idaho. 1996. Bull Trout Conservation Plan. State of Idaho, Boise, Idaho. No
State of Oregon. 1997. The Oregon Plan. State of Oregon, Salem, Oregon. No
Quigley, Thomas M., and Sylvia J. Arbelbide, editors. 1997. An Assessment of Ecosystem Components in the Interior Columbia Basin. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, Oregon. No
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1997. Policy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Western Washington Treaty Tribes Concerning Wild Salmonids. State of Washington, Olympia, Washington. No


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:
Fund for one year
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Fund for one year. Subsequent funding contingent on the results of an independent project review on the quality of service delivery. Subject this project to a programmatic information management review as recommended in the ISRP's FY99 report.

Comments: The programmatic aspects of the proposal are clear. However, it is unclear how this effort differs from FPC, CWT and PIT tag information systems. Although attempts are made to explain the distinction, the potential for duplication of data processing effort remains. The split of services seems arbitrary. We recommend evaluating the possibility for combining the data processing functions of the Fish Passage Center, PITAGIS (direct data), Streamnet, and DART. PSMFC has the critical mass to create a regional central database as recommended in the ISRP's commentary on the smolt monitoring proposals. For example, the DART forecasting model could be a link on the Streamnet website. We repeat the recommendation made in our FY99 review that the proposal could have better documented its relationship to other databases in the basin, such as PITAGIS.

It is hard to get a good sense from the proposal whether this many personnel are really necessary to do the information project. The program needs to develop measures of effectiveness and assess its impact in terms of those measures. Use of the services should be documented, and more focus should be placed on outputs rather than inputs. In addition, the proposal presents information on data consistency but not on quality control. Strategies for quality control should be strengthened. We recommend that the project receive an independent project review on the quality of its service delivery.


CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Criteria all: Met? yes - How can StreamNet improve data quality?

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$1,936,000
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$1,936,453
Comment:
[Decision made in 9-22-99 Council Meeting]

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$2,315,033
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$2,315,033
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$2,315,033
Sponsor (Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Sponsor (Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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