Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 198812025

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 Ykfp Management, Data and Habitat
BPA Project Proposal Number 198812025
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Yakama Indian Nation
Business acronym (if appropriate) YN

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Melvin R. Sampson
Mailing Address P.O. Box 151
City, State, Zip Toppenish, WA 98948-0151
Phone 5098656262
Fax 5098656293
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description This proposal describes the YKFP’s management and administrative support requirements for Project operations in the Yakima and Klickitat River basins.
Target Species Yakima and Klickitat Subbasin spring chinook, fall chinook, and coho. Steelhead are not being produced at this time, but are being reconditioned at the Prosser Fish Facility.

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: 7.4K, 7.1A, 7.1B, 7.1C, 7.1D, 7.1F, 7.2D, 7.3B, 7.4A, 7.6A, 7.6A.2, 7.6B.3, 7.6B.6, 7.6D, 7.7, 7.8E
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS Biologcial Opinion for the 1995 to 1998 Hatchery Operations in the Columbia River Basin (NMFS 1995a), BPA's Biological Assessment of 1997-2001 Hatchery Operations of the Proposed Cle Elum Hatchery, December 1995 (BPA 1995). NMFS letter dated 4/1/96
Other Planning Document References 1. Yakima Fisheries Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (1/96) 2. Yakima Fisheries Project Spring Chinook Supplementation Monitoring Plan (Busack et al, 1997). 3. Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wit, Vol 1: pp 5A-2; 5B-13 through 5B-12; Vol 2: pp57 &59. 4. NPPC Yakima and Klickitat Subbasin Plans 5. The ISRG's Return to the River (Williams et al. 1996) -- Restoration of Salmonid Fishes in the Columbia River Ecosystem: Chapter 2.

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
1997 Acting as Lead Agency, YIN implemented YKFP operations; managed and directed all YIN management, administrative, science and technical personnel; participated in all activities affecting Project management and administration.
1997 As co-managers, the YIN and WDFW developed project policy and implemented planning functions
1997 YIN and WDFW -- organized and ensured successful completion of Project Annual Review
1997 YIN and WDFW -- coordinated all environmental compliance activities with BPA
1997 YIN and WDFW -- managed and directed all sub-contractors providing services to the Project
1998 YIN and WDFW performed all management activities listed above

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9105500 Supplementation Fish Quality (Yakima) Unknown -- study not completed at this time. No
9105700 Yakima Phase 2 Screen Fabrication Basin Passage No
9200900 Yakima Screens-Phase II O & M Basin Passage No
9506404 Policy/Tech Involvement/Planning YKFP for WDFW Provides for WDFW participation in YKFP management No
9603501 Satus Watershed Restoration Yakima River Tributary No
9705100 Yakima Basin Side Channels Rearing habitat No
9705600 Lower Klick R. Riparian & Habitat Enhancement Rearing/spawning No
9803400 Restablish safe access into tribs. of Yakima Basin Passage/rearing No
9803300 Restore Upper Toppenish Creek Watershed Yak R. Trib/water quality No
9901300 Ahtanum Creek Watershed Assessment Yak R. Tributary No
20510 Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project Yes
9701725 YKFP, Operations & Maintenance Yes
8811525 YKFP, Design and Construction Yes
9506325 YKFP, Monitoring & Evaluation Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Develop and implement Project policy and planning functions and provide administrative support for YKFP a. YIN and WDFW will participate in all Policy Group meetings and develop Project policy.
1. b. YIN will manage and implement Project monitoring & evaluation; operations & maintenance; and design and construction activities.
1. c. YIN and WDFW will complete Project reporting requirements and ensure Project financial accountability.
1. d. YIN will manage and direct all YIN management, administrative, science and technical personnel.
1. e. WDFW will manage and direct all WDFW particpating in Project activities.
2. Implement and Maintain a Data Information System for YKFP a. YKFP will design/maintain Data Info System and develop a 5 year Information System Resource Plan.
2. b. YIN will employ the services of a qualified data Manager:
3. Coordinate a planning process through the YKFP Policy Group, utilizing the concepts of adaptive management. a. YIN and WDFW will perform Project planning functions;
3. b. YIN and WDFW will oversee the Project's specific initiatives: Project Management Plan; Planning Status Report; Uncertainty Resolution Plan and Annual Operation Plan.
4. Plan/Facilitate Project Annual Review a. Coordinate with WDFW in planning Project Annual Review (PAR), which will utilize scientific peer review.
4. b. Analyze PAR results for future consideration into YKFP Objectives and Plans.
5. Coordinate the services of a Science/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). a. STAC will review all technical/scientific information and tasks, and will provide recommendations to Policy Group for implementation.
6. Coordinate, in the Yakima/Klickitat River Basins, water and habitat planning/development initiatives by various agencies, groups and committees. a. YKFP will maintain a presence at various basin initiatives relative to all water and habitat matters that will impact the YKFP.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/00 12/01/00 58.0%
2 01/01/00 12/01/00 16.0%
3 01/01/00 12/01/00 12.0%
4 01/01/00 12/01/00 2.0%
5 01/01/00 12/01/00 8.0%
6 01/01/00 12/01/00 4.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $273,635
Fringe $ 49,486
Supplies $ 54,271
Operating $ 46,935
Travel $ 25,176
Indirect $105,632
Subcontractor $194,865
Total Itemized Budget $750,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $750,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $750,000
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 $760,000 $770,000 $780,000 $790,000
Total Outyear Budgets $760,000 $770,000 $780,000 $790,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Potential constraints for full implementaion of the fall chinook and coho programs will be dictated by compliance to the NEPA review.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Project Management Plan No
Project Status Report, Upper Yakima Spring Chinook Salmon (YKFP, 1995) No
Project Status Report, Yakima River Fall Chinook Salmon (YKFP, 1994, revision in review) No
Project Status Report, Yakima River Coho Salmon (YKFP, 1995, revision in review) No
Uncertainty Resolution Plan (YKFP, 1993) No
Annual Operations Plan, CESRF (YKFP, 1997 & 1998) No
Spring Chinook Supplementation Monitoring Plan (Busack et al, 1997) No

Section 7. 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:
Delay Funding
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Recommendation: Delay funding until the entire set of proposals under umbrella 20510 have been reorganized to provide the scientific rationale for the two stated objectives to test supplementation and to provide a harvestable surplus.

Comments: This is primarily a bureaucratic subproposal. It describes the committee structure and coordination processes for the plan. It does not address the technical implementation of the project. This is an awkward organization (separating project management as a distinct subproposal). It would make more sense to fold management into a more complete description of the technical program. Contrary to the title, it has very little to say about data or habitat. This project seems parallel to the WDF proposal, Policy and Technical Involvement (9506425), but the title implies data and habitat work that it does not specifically address.

The relationship to habitat improvement projects discussed on p. 4119 is not clear and seems indirect at best. The proposal notes that a vast amount of data have been collected in previous years. But it does not say whether these data were useful, how they were analyzed, or how this proposed management structure will improve on information management. It does not evaluate alternative management or data structures or indicate why the proposed structure is preferred.

The umbrella proposal (20510) lists over $1 million in indirect costs. This project should be reviewed by appropriate financial experts at BPA to determine if some of the tasks described here should be funded as part of the indirect. The project history section must include explicit examples of adaptive management as it has been used in this basin. For example, were the findings listed on pages 3-5 of the M&E proposal incorporated into the program through adaptive management? The proposal should include an explicit description of the adaptive management process as it is employed in the basin. Dave Fast is budgeted for more than 36 months for FY 2000 in this set of proposals.

Neither the proposal nor the umbrella proposal presented adequate information on the fishery problem that this proposal addresses. This had to be inferred by reading other proposals within this group or relying on the reviewers' previous knowledge. The technical background on the need for project management and decision making was logical but lacked any citations or documentation. In general, the proposal did not address the Category II questions asked of this kind of proposal very well. It is not clear how the success of this project has been determined or will be determined. The description and justification for the budget section was inadequate.

CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Technical Criteria 1: Met? NA -

Programmatic Criteria 2: Met? - Major details lacking.

Milestone Criteria 3: Met? no - Objectives not clearly defined and not measurable.

Resource Criteria 4: Met? no - Inadequate resources to achieve objectives.

CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
There appears to be a duplication of effort assigned to specific participants among the 4 FYKP proposals. Could this administrative manpower be removed from the other budget proposals? Is Objective 6a already being addressed within existing YIN management processes? Subcontractor assignments are unclear? Who will be performing what tasks at what level of funding is not clearly defined. Purpose and need for subcontractors is unclear.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999

ISRP Final Review , ISRP 99-4 Recommendation:
Oct 29, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Fund at appropriate interim level to maintain the basic program until province level review. See programmatic recommendation and comments in project 8811525.

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

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Mar 1, 2000
[Decision made in 11-3-99 Council Meeting]; Address ISRP comments in BPA contract

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
Sponsor (Confederated Tribes And Bands Of The Yakama Indian Nation) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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