Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199101903

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 Hungry Horse Mitigation - Watershed Restoration & Monitoring (MFWP Umbrell
BPA Project Proposal Number 199101903
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Business acronym (if appropriate) MFWP
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Brian Marotz, Ladd Knotek
Mailing Address 490 N. Meridian Rd.
City, State, Zip Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone 4067514546
Fax 4062570349
E-mail marotz@digisys.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Columbia
Subbasin Flathead
 
Short Description Enhance and protect native fish communities in the Flathead Basin through watershed assessments, fish passage improvements, habitat enhancement, off-site fishery restoration, applied research, and project- and watershed level monitoring.
Target Species Bull Trout, Westslope Cutthroat Trout, Mountain Whitefish, Native Fish Communities


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: 10.1B, 10.1C, 10.3A.1-4, 10.3A.6-8, 10.3A.10-13, 10.3A.17
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Bull Trout ESA Listing (63 FR 31647) Westslope Cutthroat Trout - Petitioned for ESA Listing ( 63 FR 31691) NMFS hydrosystem operations for salmon and steelhead recovery (56 FR 58619; 57 FR 14653; 62 FR 43937)
Other Planning Document References Fisheries Mitigation Plan for Losses Attributable to the Construction and Operation of Hungry Horse Dam (MFWP & CSKT 1991), Hungry Horse Dam Fisheries Mitigation Implementation Plan (MFWP &CSKT 1993), Fish Passage and Habitat Improvement in the Upper Flathead River Basin (Knotek et al. 1997). Montana Bull Trout Restoration Plan (Montana Bull Trout Restoration Team 1997), Montana Westslope Cutthroat Trout Restoration Plan (Montana Westslope Cutthroat Restoration Team, In preparation), Monitoring Master Plan for the Flathead Basin (Flathead Basin Commission 1985), Forest Plan: Flathead National Forest (Brannon 1985), Water Quality Data and Analyses to Aid in the Development of Revised Water Quality Targets for Flathead Lake, Montana (Stanford et al. 1997). Flathead Basin Commission Biennial Report 1995-96 (Flathead Basin Commission 1997), Flathead River Drainage Bull Trout Status Report (Montana Bull Trout Scientific Group 1995a), South Fork Flathead River Drainage Bull Trout Status Report (Montana Bull Trout Scientific Group 1995b), Fish and Habitat Monitoring in the Upper Flathead Basin (Weaver et al., In prep)


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 Completed study examining enhancement of benthic insect production in Hungry Horse Reservoir through slash pile installation.
1992 Completed brook trout eradication and habitat enhancement project at Elliott Creek, a direct Flathead River tributary.
1991 Completed thermal modeling and installation of selective withdrawal structures on Hungry Horse Dam to restore normative river temperatures (Marotz et al. 1994).
1992 Completed chemical rehabilitation of Lion Lake. Removed illegally introduced perch & pumpkinseed (potential contaminants) from lake ~ 2 mi from H.H. Reservoir.
1992 Completed development of Integrated Rule Curves (IRCs) for Hungry Horse Reservoir (Marotz et al. 1996).
1993 Completed offsite chemical rehabilitation of Rogers Lake. Removed perch and reestablished cutthroat trout and arctic grayling. Lake now genetic reserve for Red Rocks Lake strain arctic grayling.
1994 Devine Lake Chemical Rehabilitation
1994 Completed bank stabilization and sediment abatement project at Big Creek. Major bull trout spawning reach lies downstream.
1994 Completed cooperative culvert improvement projects on 7 Hungry Horse Reservoir tributaries to eliminate passage barriers for adfluvial cutthroat trout
1995 Completed willow survival experiments in drawdown zone of H.H. Reservoir. Examined methods for re-establishing vegetation on reservoir margins.
1995 Completed sediment source surveys on road systems associated with the 6 major (direct) bull trout spawning tributaries for Hungry Horse Reservoir.
1995 Completed fish passage and habitat enhancement project at Hay Creek (North Fork Flathead River tributary).
1996 Completed fish ladder at Taylor’s Outflow to allow access for cutthroat trout from Flathead System to spawning tributary.
1996 Completed offsite chemical rehabilitation of Bootjack Lake.
1996 Completed channel reconstruction of ~2 km of Taylor’s Outflow spring creek
1997 Completed food habits study for lake trout in Flathead Lake
1997 Completed offsite chemical rehabilitation of Murray and Dollar Lakes.
1998 Completed Griffin Creek fencing project. Excluded cattle from ~8 km of stream with genetically pure cutthroat population.
1998 Completed offsite chemical rehabilitation of Little McGregor Lake.
1998 Completed study quantifying zooplankton entrainment at Hungry Horse Dam under different operational scenarios using selective withdrawal (Cavigli et al. 1998).
1997 Completed construction on Crossover Wetlands Project


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9608701 Focus Watershed Coordination - Flathead Basin (CSKT) Serves as liaison between agencies on watershed projects. Primarily cooperator in Dayton Creek restoration No
3874700 Streamnet Geographic Information Services Unit (MFWP) Provide GIS and GPS support. Design and archive watershed maps. Manage Montana portion of STREAMNET No
Hungry Horse Dam Wildlife Mitigation Program (MFWP) Co-sponsor of Dayton Creek restoration project and other possible conservation easements No
Create Stream Reference Condition Data Set for the Upper Flathead River Bas Quantifies reference conditions in wilderness portions of drainage to aid in restoration work of project 9101903 No
9401002 Flathead River Native Species Project (MFWP) Yes
9101901 Hungry Horse Mitigation - Flathead Lake Monitoring & Habitat Enhancement (C Yes
9502500 Flathead River Instream Flow (IFIM) Project (MFWP) Yes
9101903 Hungry Horse Mitigation - Watershed Restoration & Monitoring (MFWP) Yes
20554 Hungry Horse Dam Fisheries Mitigation Yes
9101904 Hungry Horse Mitigation - Non-native Fish Removal and Hatchery Production ( Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Implement fish passage improvement projects in Flathead Drainage a. Remove culvert barrier and road prism on USFS Rd 1638 to allow fish passage in upper Paola Creek
1. b. Install baffles in Hwy 2 culvert to allow fish passage in lower Paola Creek
2. Implement habitat restoration projects in Flathead Drainage a. Reconstruct selected channel reaches in 1.8 km section of Emery Creek concurrent with road obliteration
2. b. Plan and complete lake rehabilitation of Skyles and Spencer Lakes or other lakes with illegal, non-native fish introductions
2. c. Pursue livestock management agreements and eliminate point sediment/nutrient sources in Dayton Creek drainage in cooperation with CSKT
2. d. Place large woody debris (LWD) in deficient (clear cut) upper reaches of Big Creek and Coal Creek drainages where wood recruitment is limited
2. e. Construct channel and pond complex for Sekokini Springs Experimental Rearing Facility
2. f. Complete riparian fencing in lower Hay Creek to exclude cattle in conjunction with (USFS) grazing allotment modification
3. Conduct project-specific monitoring and evaluation of ongoing and completed projects a. Monitor flow regimes, fish community composition, riparian recovery, and instream habitat at Hay Creek (completed habitat and passage project)
3. b. Monitor water retention and response of vegetation and invertebrates at Crossover Wetland site (completed habitat project)
3. c. Monitor use of fish ladder, fish response to channel restoration, and riparian recovery at Taylor’s Outflow (completed watershed restoration and passage project)
3. d. Monitor colonization rates of adult adfluvial cutthroat trout in 7 Hungry Horse Reservoir tributaries where passage was restored (completed passage projects)
3. e. Monitor channel morphology, riparian recovery, bank stability, and fish abundance in response to cattle exclusion at Griffin Creek
3. f. Monitor fish growth, species composition, and angler use at past lake rehabs on Lion, Rogers, Bootjack,, Murray, Dollar and Little McGregor Lakes
4. Complete watershed assessments, site evaluations, and public scoping to identify and prioritize new projects a. Complete site evaluation, feasibility analysis, and landowner/public scoping for Rose Creek stream project
4. b. Complete watershed assessments for upper tributaries of Big and Coal Creeks to identify riparian areas that have experienced extensive clear cutting
4. c. Evaluate and scope future candidates for lake rehabilitation
5. Monitor watershed level fish and habitat parameters in cooperation with fish management staff and other BPA projects/agencies a. Monitor annual McNeil streambed coring and substrate scoring sites in 21 tributaries to assess trout spawning and rearing habitat quality
5. b. Conduct annual adfluvial cutthroat and bull trout redd counts in 31 index tributary reaches to monitor adult runs
5. c. Conduct annual cutthroat and bull trout juvenile estimates in 28 tributaries to monitor recruitment
5. d. Conduct river population estimates in main stem and forks of Flathead R. to assess fish abundance, species composition, and size structure
5. e. Conduct annual gill net series on Flathead Lake and Hungry Horse Reservoir to monitor basin-wide response to mitigation activities
6. Monitor effects of selective withdrawal at Hungry Horse Dam on Flathead River ecosystem a. Monitor river temperatures at 6 locations in Flathead River system
6. b. Quantify differences in macrozoobenthos diversity and abundance; pre- and post-selective withdrawal
6. c. Quantify and compare fluvial trout and whitefish growth rates; pre- and post-selective withdrawal
7. Complete assessment of major biological threats to native fish stocks a. Oversee graduate project in cooperation with the University of Montana examining interactions between rainbow trout and westslope cutthroat trout
7. b. Collect samples for whirling disease and genetics testing on selected Flathead River tributaries
8. Coordinate species recovery planning and operational mitigation activities with other actions in the Columbia River Drainage (i.e. flood control, power, and species recovery actions) a. Track activities of bull trout and cutthroat trout restoration teams, scientific groups, and status under the Endangered Species Act; provide data, maps, text, etc. for Flathead Basin populations
8. b. Refine and update Integrated Rule Curves for Hungry Horse Reservoir; modify, run and link reservoir and river models

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/98 10/01/00 Fish passage above barriers X - individual tasks considered milestones 15.0%
2 06/01/97 11/01/02 Generally increased fish density and spawning success- varies with task X - individual tasks considered milestones 30.0%
3 05/01/92 Quantify biological/abiotic response to habitat projects - varies w/ task 10.0%
4 06/01/92 11/01/00 N/A 5.0%
5 10/01/88 Quantify watershed level habitat/fish population status 15.0%
6 05/01/95 05/01/01 Quantify fish and invertebrate response to selective withdrawal 10.0%
7 04/01/97 11/01/01 Identify native stocks at risk to introgression and whirling disease 10.0%
8 06/01/93 N/A 5.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 7.76 FTE $201,000
Fringe State of MT benefits package $ 61,000
Supplies Office supplies, field supplies, nets, rotenone $ 50,900
Operating Vehicles, boat & equipment maintenance, project maintenance $ 24,900
NEPA Included in personnel and supplies $ 0
Construction Heavy equipment, trucks, helicopter, etc. for habitat work $ 44,000
Travel Lodging, per diem, commercial airfare, etc. $ 12,000
Indirect 17.1% overhead $ 72,726
Subcontractor Modeling Consultant - Analyze/ update reservoir and river models $ 10,000
Subcontractor U of MT, Dr. Chris Frissell - Graduate project stipend and waiver (cost-sh $ 11,500
Subcontractor U of MT - Wild Trout and Salmon Genetics Lab. Genetic testing for introgres $ 10,000
Total Itemized Budget $498,026


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $498,026
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $498,026
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 Fish & Wildlife Foundation Cost Share - Emery Creek Restoration $ 15,000 unknown
Trout Unlimited Cost share - Emery Creek Restoration $ 10,000 unknown
U.S. Forest Service Cost share- Emery Creek Restoration $ 50,000 unknown
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Cost share - Paola Creek fish passage and habitat restoration* $ 30,000 unknown
U.S. Forest Service Cost share - Paola Creek fish passage and habitat restoration $ 12,000 unknown
U.S. Forest Service Cost share - LWD additions in Big and Coal Creeks $ 5,000 unknown
U.S. Bureau of Reclam. Dayton Creek - Develop Water Conservation Plan $ 20,000 unknown
Hungry Horse Wildlife Mitigation Program Cost Share - Hay Creek fencing project $ 5,000 unknown
U.S. Forest Service Cost Share - Hay Creek fencing project $ 15,000 unknown
U.S. Bureau of Reclam. Sekokini Springs - Design & Engineering Support* $ 30,000 unknown
U.S. Forest Service Provide funding to support watershed level monitoring $ 20,000 unknown
Montana Dept. Of Natural Resources and Conservation Provide funding to support watershed level monitoring $ 20,000 unknown
MFWP - Management Staff Cooperator in watershed level monitoring $ 10,000 unknown
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Dayton Creek $ 10,000 unknown
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Cooperator in watershed level monitoring $ 5,000 unknown
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Cost share - whirling disease and genetics testing $ 10,000 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Schedule changes are the norm, not the exception in implementing habitat and fish passage projects. Factors such as weather, public scoping, contracting, and permitting make this an adaptive process. Some projects proceed more quickly than expected, others more slowly. We must, therefore, move on many projects simultaneously to assure that some are completed each year. Monitoring, watershed assessment, and research portions of this program are expected to proceed as scheduled.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Berman, C. 1998. Oregon temperature standards review. Draft report, USEPA Region 10, Seattle, WA. No
Carty, D., W. Fredenberg, L. Knotek, M. Deleray and B. Hansen. 1997. Hungry Horse Dam Mitigation: kokanee stocking and monitoring in Flathead Lake. Annual progress report-1996. BPA project numbers 9101901, 9101903, and 9101904. Submitted to Bonneville Po No
Cavigli, J., L. Knotek & B. Marotz. 1998. Minimizing zooplankton entrainment at Hungry Horse Dam: implications for operation of selective withdrawal. Final Report. DOE/BPA 91-19-03. BOR 1425-5-FG-10-01760. Submitted to Bonneville Power Administrationm. 1 No
Deleray, M. 1997. Statewide Fisheries Investigations: Survey and inventory of coldwater and warmwater ecosystems. Flathead Lake-River System study, F-78-R-3, Job No. V-a. July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1996. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Kalispell, M No
Deleray, M., W. Fredenberg, and B. Hansen. 1995. Kokanee stocking and monitoring, Flathead Lake -1993 and 1994. BPA Project No. 91-19. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Kalispell, Montana. Submitted to Bonneville Power Administration. 46 pp. No
DuCharme, L., B. Hansen, and L. Knotek. 1998. Dayton Creek watershed progress report: May 1997 - June 1998. Prepared by Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Polson, Montana. No
Flathead Basin Commission. 1997. Biennial report: 1995-96. Kalispell, Montana. No
Fraley, J., B. Marotz, J. Decker-Hess, W. Beattie, and R. Zubik. 1989. Mitigation, compensation, and future protection for fish populations by hydropower development in the upper Columbia System, Montana, U.S.A. Regulated Rivers: Research & Management 3:3 No
Frissell, C.A. 1992. Cumulative effects of land use on salmon habitat in southwest Oregon coastal streams. Doctoral dissertation, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. No
Hansen, B., J. Cavigli, M. Deleray, W. Fredenberg, and D. Carty. 1996. Hungry Horse Dam fisheries mitigation: kokanee stocking and monitoring in Flathead Lake-1995. BPA Project numbers 91-19-01, 91-19-03, 91-19-04. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes No
Hauer, F.R., J.T. Gangemi and J.A. Stanford. 1994. Long-term influence of Hungry Horse Dam operation on the ecology of macrozoobenthos of the Flathead River. Prepared for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Special Projects Bureau, Kalispell, Montana. No
Hungry Horse Implementation Group. 1994. Hungry Horse Dam Fisheries Mitigation Biennial Report, 1992-1993. Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration. 15 pp. No
Knotek, W.L. and D.J. Orth. 1998. Survival for specific life intervals of smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieu, during parental care. Environmental Biology of Fishes 51:285-296. No
Marotz, B.L. 1998. Sekokini Springs hatchery and habitat restoration plan. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Kalispell, Montana. No
Marotz, B.L., C.L. Althen, and D. Gustafson. 1994. Hungry Horse Mitigation: aquatic modeling of the selective withdrawal system - Hungry Horse Dam, Montana. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration. 36 No
Marotz, B.L., D. Gustafson, C.L. Althen, and W. Lonon. 1996. Model development to establish integrated operational rule curves for Hungry Horse and Libby Reservoirs - Montana. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. Prepared for Bonneville Power No
May, B., S. Glutting, T. Weaver, G. Michael, B. Marotz, P. Suek, J. Wachsmuth and C. Weichler. 1988. Quantification of Hungry Horse Reservoir water levels to maintain or enhance reservoir fisheries. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Kalisp Yes
McNeil, W. J. and W. H. Ahnell. 1964. Success of pink salmon spawning relative to size of spawning bed materials. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Special Scientific Report. Fisheries 468. 15 pp. No
Montana Bull Trout Scientific Group. 1995a. Flathead River drainage bull trout status report. Prepared for the Montana Bull Trout Restoration Team. 46 pp. No
Montana Bull Trout Scientific Group. 1995b. South Fork Flathead River drainage bull trout status report. Prepared for the Montana Bull Trout Restoration Team. 33 pp. No
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. 1991. Fisheries mitigation plan for losses attributable to the construction and operation of Hungry Horse Dam. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and No
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. 1993. Hungry Horse Dam fisheries mitigation implementation plan. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, Kalis No
Morton, W.M. 1955. Report on field trip, June 13 to 17, 1955, to study culverts blocking spawning cutthroat trout at Hungry Horse Reservoir, Montana. MFWP file report. 18 pp. (Photos included). No
Soil Conservation Service. 1982. Ponds - Planning, design, and construction. U.S. Department of Agriculture Handbook No. 590. 51 pp. No
Rosgen, D. L. 1996. Applied River Morphology. Wildland Hydrology, Pagosa Springs, Colorado. No
Shepard, B. B. and P. J. Graham. 1982. Completion report. Monitoring spawning bed material used by bull trout on the Glacier View District, Flathead National Forest, FWP, Kalispell, Montana. 37 pp. No
Stanford, J. A., B. K. Ellis, J. A. Craft and G. C. Poole. 1997. Water quality data and analyses to aid in the development of revised water quality targets for Flathead Lake, Montana. Report prepared for the Flathead Basin Commission, Kalispell, Montana. No
Swift, C.H. III. 1976. Estimation of stream discharge preferred by steelhead trout for spawning and rearing in western Washington. Unpublished report - Cited in Berman (1998). No
Weaver, T.M., W.L. Knotek, M. Deleray & S. Rumsey. In preparation. Fish and habitat monitoring in the upper Flathead Basin. DOE/BP 9101903. Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. Yes
Weaver, T.M. and J.J. Fraley. 1993. A method to measure emergence success of westslope cutthroat trout fry from varying substrate compositions in a natural stream channel. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 13:817-822. No
Weisberg, S. And R.V. Frie. 1987. Linear models for growth of fish. Pages 127-143 in R.C. Summerfelt and G.E. Hall, eds. Age and growth of fish. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa. No
Zippen, C. 1956. An evaluation of the removal method of estimating animal populations. Biometrics 12:163-169. 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
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Fund. The project would be more attractive for multi-year review cycle if it were consistent with regional goals by shifting hatchery plantings to native species such as local stocks of cutthroat.

Comments: This project is a component of the Hungry Horse Fisheries Mitigation umbrella (20554), the specific goals of which are to mitigate effects of Hungry Horse dam on native fisheries within the Flathead Lake basin. It is an expensive (roughly $0.5m/year), continuing project that describes a number of specific projects. It is very difficult to determine from the proposal the relative priorities, and their rationale, of the various projects, and how effective they have been (a criticism last year, too). It is also nearly impossible to make such judgments in the format of an annual review. The best mechanism for accomplishing a thorough review, as indicated in reviews of other component projects of the same umbrella, is formation of a visiting committee for simultaneous review of all of the projects. Following such review, and receipt by the various project teams of review comments, these projects should be invited to propose for a longer period (e.g. 3-5 years), during which annual progress reports could be submitted and assessed administratively. In the interim, continued funding of the project at current base levels would seem appropriate.

The program appears to be a model of success judging from their description of past accomplishments and the abstract. The project has a formalized process (but undescribed) to decide on various tactics to restore habitat. The proposal claims that passive restoration is emphasized. "Before-and-after" monitoring of projects is standard (but proposers do not describe how they account for interannual variation in weather). Not surprisingly, as Marotz helps coordinates the Libby Dam and Hungry Horse Dam management teams, the project is attempting to restore the normal pattern of the hydrograph using integrated rule curves for dam releases. Monitoring suggests that their restoration tack has been partially successful at a minimum. The program is to reestablish connections of tributaries to drainages, eliminate exotic species, and restore native fishes in off-site lakes and ponds to alleviate fishing pressure on sensitive native stocks.

To repair riparian damage from cattle grazing and logging, the proposers are allowing large woody debris to set up in a quasi-natural process. Large woody debris are not cabled or anchored. This is the preferred process when damage to private or public property is not anticipated. They are accounting for spatial and temporal variability in their redd counts, a procedure that should be, but is not, standard everywhere. The array of methods used to assess changes in population and community structure is impressive. However, they do not provide evidence of checking for catchability and comparing efficiencies of capture by gear and technique. They are checking for whirling disease and here they recognize that rainbow trout are exotics and potential problems for cutthroat trout via hybridization and competition. Ironically, other proposals (here and in the Kootenai) introduce rainbows as a management tool but are concerned with the status of nonindigenous kokanee salmon.

The proposal was well written and comprehensive, when taken with the umbrella proposal. It was in the midrange of quality of those reviewed. It lists the relevant FWP measures, ESA listings, NMFS hydrosystem opinions, and several specific Montana/Hungry Horse plans. It lists the umbrella and 4 other related projects (two of which are not BPA funded). There is an excellent listing of past accomplishments. The objectives and tasks are good (but more a list of activities), except that more focus on FY2000 is needed. This proposal is more of a multi-year proposal. There is superb cost sharing with many agencies, that raises the total funding by half. The proposal makes use of the umbrella for background, significance, and relationships to other projects. The narrative objectives do not focus on FY2000, but methods do (they are good, extensive). The project is a good candidate for multi-year funding, particularly if more emphasis is placed on native species.


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: no- Until further deliberation.

General Comments: BPA long term agreements should be attached to the proposal.


CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Technically Sound? Yes
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Well written proposal that is organized in a clear hierarchical fashion.

Very aggressive goals for limited staff.

Great detail on monitoring, impressive biological objectives and past accomplishments.


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$498,000
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$498,026
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:
$1,715,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$1,715,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$1,715,000
Sponsor (MFWP) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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