Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199202409

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 Enhance Conser. Enforcement for Fish & Wildlife,Watersheds of the Nez Perce
BPA Project Proposal Number 199202409
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries/Conservation Enforcement
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Captain Adam A. Villavicencio
Mailing Address P.O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088437320 4
Fax 2088437407
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
Short Description Increase law enforcement (LE) protection of fish, wildlife, their critical habitats and other essential natural resources within watersheds managed by the Tribe. The LE program will be coordinated with all other resource enhancement projects of the NPT.
Target Species Anadromous Fish (Salmon, Steelhead, etc.), Resident Fish, and Wildlife.

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: 8.5 c2
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: The NMFS Bio Opinion on steelhead impacts for Columbia Basin fisheries, Oct 1997- Jan 1998. BO on subsequent 1998 winter, spring and summer fisheries prepared by US v Ore TAC (Joint CR Mgt. Staff Report, 12-10-97).
Other Planning Document References 1) Snake River Salmon Recovery Team (1994): "The BPA, the fishery agencies, and the tribes should continue the Enhanced Fishery Enforcement Program." (2) Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama Tribes(1995): "Continue coordinated harvest law enforcement; develop habitat protection law enforcement. (3) Needs Assessment of Tribal Tributary Anadromous Fish Enforcement. (4) The Columbia River Fish Management Plan (1987): The Treaty tribes clearly have co-management responsibilty for anadromous salmonids in the Columbia Basin through treaties& litigation. (5) The Endangered Species Act (1973) : The ESA specifically lists law enforcement as one of the conservation measures to be used to rebuild T&E species to achieve de-listing. (6) The MOA on BPA Fish & Wildlife Funding (1996): Tribes rights reserved by treaty, executive order, or statute to resources (fish & Wildlife) affected by the FCRPS.

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
1996 Successful formation of fisheries enforcement program, fielded uniformed tribal officers for the first time in tribal history.
1997 Fisheries Enforcement Program now offically providing enforcement of tribal regs on the protection of resident fish, wildlife, and their habitats
1998 Provided required basic training of all programs sworn personnel.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
See Section 8(c)… No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Provide enhanced enforcement of laws and rules for the protection of anadromous fish, resident fish, wildlife, and their habitats--with an emphasis on depleted populations on the Nez Perce reservation and ceded lands, including stocks listed under ESA. a. Task 1.1 Increase the level of conservation enforcement officers in the field; and maintain the equipment, facilities, and management systems -- to maximize the overall fisheries and habitat enforcement effectiveness
1. b. Task 1.2 Provide required basic training of fisheries enforcement personnel relative to Tribal specific and basin-wide enforcement responsibilities
1. c. Task 1.3 Increase enforcement efforts during anadromous salmonid runs on the Nez Perce Reservation and ceded lands--with special emphasis on NMFS Biological opinions on harvest.
1. d. Task 1.4 Increase enforcement efforts for protection of sturgeon and resident fish in tributary subbasins, and provide inter-tribal support throughout the Columbia basin as needed.
1. e. Task 1.5 Increase enforcement efforts (as in Task 1.3) for protection of critical habitat of anadromous and resident fish in tributary subbasins, and provide inter-tribal support throughout the Columbia Basin
1. f. Task 1.6. Implement and intergrated Nez Perce Tribal cooperative enforcement operations plan .
1. g. Task 1.7. Implement a task-specific reporting system that will be utilized by Nez Perce Conservation Officers as a common methodology for developing enforcement plans & specific strategies.
2. Improve cost-effectiveness of fisheries and habitat enforcement efforts via improver coordination with other Columbia Basin enforcement and regulatory agencies via appropriate coordination mechanisms. a. Task 2.1 Develop an intergrated Nez Perce Tribal Conservation Enforcement operations plan
2. b. Task 2.2. At the command level, the program will be coordinated through the the existing law enforcement processes.
2. c. Task 2.3. Inter-agency task force operations will be coordinated upon mutual agreement with participating agencies--including the sharing of equipment and personnel for effective utilization of all available resources.
2. d. Task 2.4. Intra-agency operations will be coordinated under the authority of field supervisors and will be structured to achieve command level and inter-aency operational goals and objectives.
2. e. Task 2.5. Field patrols will be coordinated and developed to compliment the overall objectives of the program.
2. f. Task 2.6. Conduct enviromental and habitat enforcement in coordination with state and federal regulatory agencies when needed.
2. g. Task 2.7. To the extent practicable, coordinate field operations in a specific location with local enforcement agencies, e.g., city police, county police, county sheriffs, and tribal/BIA police.
2. h. Task 2.8. Work within tribal policy guidelines in an effort to expand enforcement to include protecton of spawning and habit areas ton conjuction with "gravel-to-gravel management" and achieve better coordination with tribal conservation efforts.
2. i. Task 2.9. Explore opportunties for benefits of incresed enforcement in spawning grounds in tribal ceded areas, e.g., the "Tribal Ranger Program" concept developed by member tribes.
2. j. Task 2.10. Coordinate with other participating enforcement agencies and the designated monitoring and evaluation (M&E) fisheries consultant to provide data and assistance for the evalution of the efficacy and accountability of the BPA-funded LE Project.
3. Optimize voluntary compliance of laws and rules to protect Columbia Basin fishes and their critical habitats--via incresed public involvement and deterrence of illegal activites a. Task 3.1. Increase public awareness of the effects of illegal take and habitat degradation on Columbia River Basin anadromous salmonid stocks and resident fish species--with emphasis on the need to conserve depleted naturally spawning stocks.
3. b. Task 3.2. Enhance the public awareness and deterrent effect of various law enforcement efforts outlined in Objective 1.
3. c. Task 3.3. Develop measurement criteria & methods to evaluate the effectiveness of public awareness, deterrence, and compliance with laws and rules for the protection of depleted fish stocks and their critical habitats in Nez Perce Tribal lands.
4. Maximize the annual and long-term efficacy of enforcment efforts through the development of annual operational and 5-year strategic plans for Nez Perce fisheries, wildlife and critical habitat--within the framework of watershed planning a. Task 4.1. Develop a cooperative enforcement plan for the Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries/Conservation Enforcement program, including a specific section on its responsibilities, goals & objectives, planned activities, and expected results within tributaries .
4. b. Task 4.2. Develop and refine a strategic 5-year plan for Columbia Basin conservation enforcement, in conjuction with other relevant conservation enforcement entities.
5. Maximize the accountability of the enhanced LE program and achievement of results for the protection of fish & wildlife and their critical habitats via M&E of the efficacy of the program --in terms of qualitative and quantitive performance criteria. a. Task 5.1. Develop performance standards and specific quantitative and qualitative criteria to objectively measure achivement of results.
5. b. Task 5.2. Collect and summerize law enforcement statistics using a consistent scientifically valid methodology, and document the results of the enhanced conservation enforcement program through quarterly reports, annual reports, and program reviews
5. c. Task 5.3. Cooperate with a designated independent third-party evaluation of the conservation enforcement program by providing relevant information when requested.
5. d. Task 5.4. Adaptively manage the Nez Perce Conservation Enforcement program by making required changes as indicated by the performance measurements and independent evaluations when needed.
6. Enhance prosecution success rate by increased levels of technical and legal support of tribal, federal, and state prosecution processes relative to fisheries cases made as a result of increased conservation enforcement within Nez Perce jurisdiction a. Task 6.1. Provide support to appropriate Nez Perce Legal Councils t assure timely prosecutions of all violators.
6. b. Task 6.2. Work with participating entities to set up processes for coordination of case prosecutions within Nez Perce jurisdiction.
6. c. Task 6.3. Set up a data base of fishery related cases initiated within Nez Perce jurisdiction to assess the effects fo prosecution and judicial processess as a component of a "preventive" conservation enforcement program.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/00 12/01/00 76.0%
2 01/01/00 12/01/00 2.0%
3 01/01/00 12/01/00 5.0%
4 11/01/00 12/01/00 4.0%
5 08/01/00 12/01/00 8.0%
6 01/01/00 12/01/00 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $136,356
Fringe $ 20,453
Supplies $ 45,004
Operating $ 80,165
Travel $ 15,000
Indirect $ 93,258
Subcontractor $ 35,000
Total Itemized Budget $425,236

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $425,236
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $425,236
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
Nez Perce Tribe Personnel-Captain $ 29,328 unknown
Nez Perce Tribe Personnel-Officer $ 22,027 unknown
Nez Perce Tribe 1-Officer Equipment $ 2,159 unknown
Nez Perce Tribe 1-GSA Vehicle Lease $ 8,568 unknown
Nez Perce Tribe 5-Internet Phone Service $ 1,250 unknown
Nez Perce Tribe 1-Cell Phone Service $ 500 unknown
Nez Perce Tribe Dispatch Services-Forestry $ 25,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $425,236 $400,000 $400,000 $400,000
Total Outyear Budgets $425,236 $400,000 $400,000 $400,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Funding available Jan. 1, 2000; retention of qualified officers on staff; academy training schedules; cooperation of co-management entities. Milestones: hiring of personnel; requisite office training completion; equipment procurement.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bevan, D., J. Harville, P. Bergman, T. Bjornn, J. Crutchfield, P. Klingeman, and J. Litchfield. 1994. Snake River Salmon Recovery Team: final recommendations to the National Marine Fisheries Service. May 1994. Rob Jones, Recovery Plan Coordinator. No
ESA (The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended through the 100th Congress). 1973. The ESA as Amended by P.L. 94-325, June 30, 1976; P.L. 94-359, July 12, 1976; P.L. 95-212, December 19, 1977; P.L. 95-632, November 10, 1978; and P.L. 96-159 No
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). 1996. Memorandum of Agreement among the Departments of Army, Commerce, Energy, and Interior concerning The Bonneville Power Administration’s financial commitment for Columbia River Basin Fish & Wildlife Costs 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 Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama Tribes. No
Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC). 1994. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Publication 94-55. December 15, 1994. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
US v. Oregon. 1987. The Columbia River Fish Management Plan. Parties to US v Oregon, November 9, 1987. 61 Pages + Appendices. No
Vigg, S. 1991. Increased levels of fishery harvest law enforcement and public awareness for anadromous salmonids in the Columbia River Basin. Grant Proposal and Project Description . Portland, Ore. No
Vigg, S. 1994. Increased levels of harvest & habitat Law Enforcement and Public Awareness for anadromous salmonids and resident fish in the Columbia River Basin. Project 92-024. Portland, Ore. No
Vigg, S. (editor). 1995a. 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. Portland, Or 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 August 1, 1996 for CRITFC, by S.P. Cramer & Assoc. Gresham, Or. No
Vigg, S. 1997. Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Department of Fisheries Enforcement (CRITFE) Five-Year Performance Report, 1992 - 1996. August 21, 1997. Submitted to the Columbia Rv. Inter-Tribal Fish S.P. Cramer & Assoc. Gresham, Or No

Section 7. Abstract


Reviews and Recommendations

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