Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199404300

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 Monitor, Evaluate, and Research the Lake Roosevelt Fishery
BPA Project Proposal Number 199404300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Business acronym (if appropriate) STOI
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Keith Underwood
Mailing Address P.O. Box 100
City, State, Zip Wellpinit, WA 99040
Phone 5092587020
Fax 5092589032
E-mail keithu@iea.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Inter-Mountain
Subbasin Columbia Upper
 
Short Description Monitor and evaluate the performance of hatchery fish. Develop and maintain a model able to predict the effects of hydro-operations and management actions on the lake ecosystem and fishery. Use model results to refine a fisheries management plans.
Target Species Indigenous and non-indigenous: kokanee salmon, redband trout, rainbow trout, burbot, white sturgeon, walleye, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, mountain whitefish, lake whitefish, catostomid spp., cyprinid spp., centrarchid spp. and cottid spp.


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 measure 10.8B.5; supporting measures 2.2E5 - 2.2E.7, 10.1, 10.3E.3, 10.3E.5, 10.8A, and 10.8B.2 - 10.8B.4
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Task No. 2.1.d of the NMFS Proposed Recovery Plan for Snake River Salmon; "Conduct monitoring, evaluation and research to support flow augmentation efforts.".
Other Planning Document References Upper Columbia Blocked Area Management Plan.


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
1988 From 1988 to date, The Lake Roosevelt Montoring Program (this project) began collecting baseline limnological, biological and fisheries data.
1988 Under the auspices of the Lake Roosevelt Montoring Program, established coordinated Fisheries Co-Managers of Lake Roosevelt among WDFW, CCT and STI.
1988 Established communcation with local and regional Columbia River stakeholders through special interest groups (i.e. CBFWA, NWPPC, Lake Roosevelt Forum) which continues to date.
1990 Established hatchery reared kokanee and rainbow trout stocking goals based on food (zooplankton) availability. Set harvest goals based on stocking goals.
1990 Established new walleye harvest regulations to maintain a harvestable population.
1991 Spokane Tribal Hatchery began operation (managed by Spokane Tribe of Indians)
1991 Annually monitor and evaluate the performance of fish from the hatcheries
1992 Sherman Creek Hatchery began operation (managed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
1992 Established time frame when kokanee are physiologically predisposed to forming an olfactory imprinted memory of the water, which they are reared in.
1992 Discovered that kokanee exhibit weak smoltification characteriestics, both physiologically and behaviorally, during their first year of life.
1993 Surveyed the benthic macroinvertebrate community and estimated terrestrial macroinvertebrate deposition.
1993 Established a relationship between water retention time and zooplankton production.
1994 Participated in human health studies which investigated toxin loads (ie. mercury, PCBs, dioxins and furans) in tissue of walleye, rainbow trout, kokanee and whitefish. Also, conducted surveys to estimate Lake Roosevelt fish consumption by anglers.
1994 Imprint kokanee to a unique scent while being reared at the Spokane Tribal Hatchery, then released the same scent at Sherman Cr. during the kokanee spawning migration to increase the number of kokanee returning for egg collection to Sherman Cr.
1994 Hatcheries changed kokanee stocking stratagies by moving from fry to yearling releases.
1994 Changed stocking period of net pen and hatchery reared rainbow trout from April to June.
1994 Changed stocking period of hatchery reared kokanee from May to July.
1994 Estabilished the need to model the effects of hydro-operations and management actions on the ecosystem and fishery of Lake Roosevelt in the NWPPC Program, in order to create harmonized management objectives between lower and upper river stakeholders.
1995 Established interim Lake Roosevelt hydro-operations rule curves in NWPPC Program
1995 Became member of the TMT to participate with in-season hydro-operations decisions.
1997 Intensified data collection to a level appropriate for modeling the effects of hydro-operations and potential management actions on the ecosystem and fishery of Lake Roosevelt.
1998 In cooperation with the Sturgeon Project (BPA Project No.8605000) indexed the Lake Roosevelt sturgeon population.
1998 Imposed new kokanee harvest regulations limiting angler harvest to hatchery fish only.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9104600 Spokane Tribal Hatchery Releases hatchery reared kokanee and rainbow trout into Lake Roosevelt. The proposed project herein monitors and evaluates hatchery fish performance and their ecological impacts. No
9104700 Sherman Creek Hatchery Releases hatchery reared kokanee and rainbow trout into Lake Roosevelt. The proposed project herein monitors and evaluates hatchery fish performance and their ecological impacts. No
9500900 Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Net Pens Releases hatchery reared kokanee and rainbow trout into Lake Roosevelt. The proposed project herein monitors and evaluates hatchery fish performance and the ecological impacts from fish and in situ net pens. No
9001800 Habitat Improvement Project Supplies data on adfluvial redband and rainbow trout populations residing in tributaries draining into Lake Roosevelt. This information is vital for model and management plan completion. No
9501100 Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhancement Project Provide estimates of fish entrainment through Grand Coulee Dam, estimates number of tributary spawning kokanee, and determines if Lake Roosevelt contains a genetically unique stock of kokanee. This data is vital for model and management plan completion. No
9700400 Resident Fish Stock Status Above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams Provides a clearinghouse of organized fisheries related databases to facilitate management planning. No
9502700 Lake Roosevelt Sturgeon Project Provides sturgeon data for modeling and management planning efforts. No
8810804 Streamnet Provides regional information vital to model development. No
9094 Lake Roosevelt Kokanee Net Pens Releases hatchery reared kokanee into Lake Roosevelt. The proposed project herein monitors and evaluates hatchery fish performance and their ecological impacts. No
Phalon Lake Redband Trout Trapping Facility Provides an alternate source of trout for stocking programs in Lake Roosevelt, which will be evaluated by the Lake Roosevelt Monitoring Program. No
Ford Hatchery Water Supply Improvement Provides additional rearing space for fish releases into Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake, which will be evaluated by the Lake Roosevelt Monitoring Program. No
Little Falls Kokanee Egg Collection and Acclimation Facility Collects adult kokanee spawners for egg collection and acclimates yearling kokanee prior to stocking into the Spokane arm of the lake. No
Lake Roosevelt Forum Provides a forum that facilitates roundtable discussion among managers and other stakeholders on topics such as hydro operations and fisheries issues. No
Lake Roosevelt Water Quality Council Provides peer review for the Lake Roosevelt Monitoring Program and conducts supporting research such as fish heavy metal and organic toxin loads in fish tissues. No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Monitor and evaluate impacts of hatchery orgin fish on wild fish and lower trophic levels of the Lake Roosevelt ecosystem. a. Conduct fishery surveys through electo-fishing, gillnetting and beach seining three times a year at eleven stations in the reservoir to assess wild and hatchery fish abundance, feeding habits, habitat use, growth and age structure.
1. b. Procure and compile into a master data set current and historical data from other projects conducted on Lake Roosevelt and its tributaries.
1. c. Monitor and evaluate the effects of fish net pens on the ecology of Lake Roosevelt through periphyton, total organic carbon, macroinvertebrate and fish community studies.
1. d. Evaluate realized and potential competitive interactions between hatchery and wild fishes.
1. e. Recommend stocking strategies and management actions which minimize negative interactions among hatchery and wild fish and recommend rearing methods which minimize negative impact to the environment.
2. Monitor and evaluate the performance of hatchery fish in the Lake Roosevelt fishery a. Conduct Lake Roosevelt creel surveys.
2. b. Estimate angle pressure, harvest and catch for all predominant fisheries.
2. c. Evaluate hatchery versus wild fish performance in fishery.
2. d. Mark hatchery origin rainbow trout and kokanee with anchor tags by release group.
2. e. Describe performance of marked release groups in the fishery.
2. f. Evaluate harvest biological objectives in terms of progress towards objectives and objective attainablitiy.
2. g. Recommend hatchery operations and management actions (e.g. harvet regulations) which maximize hatchery fish harvest and minimize wild fish harvest.
3. Monitor and evaluate the performance of hatchery fish in the Banks Lake Fishery (This task will be completed if the Ford Hatchery Project does not receive funding). a. Conduct Banks Lake creel survey.
3. b. Estimate angle pressure, harvest and catch for all predominant fisheries.
3. c. Describe performance of special marked hatchery groups in the fishery.
3. d. Evaluate harvest biological objectives in terms of progress towards objectives and objective attainablitiy.
3. e. Recommend hatchery operations and management actions (e.g. harvet regulations) which maximize hatchery fish harvest and minimize wild fish harvest.
4. Establish, monitor and evaluate self-sustaining Lake Roosevelt kokanee egg supply. a. Coded Wire Tag hatchery release groups to determine which groups most successfully return to egg collection facilities.
4. b. Expose Spokane Tribal Hatchery kokanee to a unique scent during imprinting stage by dripping metered concentrations of morpholine into the hatchery water system. Subsequently, drip unique scent into the Sherman Cr. fish trap during the spawning migration.
4. c. Identify, pursue and test through marking studies the use of indigenous kokanee stocks such as Kootenay and Arrow Lakes Stocks.
4. d. Use electrofishing and trapping t collect viable eggs from returning adult kokanee spawners.
4. e. Extract coded wire tags from spawned kokanee to estimate release group return and stray rates.
4. f. Recommend hatchery release strategies and management actions which maximize the return of kokanee to egg collection facilities
5. Maintain current databases and continue testing of ecological relationships in order to validate, refine and maintain the enviromental model of Lake Roosevelt. a. Collect water quality data to monitor the temporal-spatial dynamics of physical and chemical water parameters
5. b. Verify relationships established in past years among various water quality and hydro-operation parameters through multivariate analyses.
5. c. Collect phytoplankton and estimate biovolume by taxon.
5. d. Collect primary production rates by carbon 14 methods
5. e. Test running hypotheses in regards to water quality parameters and phytoplankton responses
5. f. Collect zooplankton data using Wisconsin nets and estimate biomass and density of collected organisms.
5. g. Examine zooplankton population structure for changes over time, validate model with collected zooplankton data and test established relationships between phytoplankton and zooplankton.
5. h. Monitor macroinvertebrate populations for changes in relationship to hydro-operations.
5. i. Estimate population size of pelagic fish species by way of mobile hydroacoustics surveys throughout Lake Roosevelt January through November.
5. j. Monitor the temporal-spatial distribution of newly released hatchery fish to estimate timing of vulnerability to entrainment and predation.
5. k. Combine fixed hydroacoustic data from Grand Coulee Dam (collected by the Chief Joseph kokanee Project) and mobile hydroacoustics to estimate timing and extent of kokanee entrainment.
5. l. Monitor habitat use of pelagic fish (i.e. temperature, depth, proximity to lake bottom) by way of mobile hydroacoustics
5. m. Monitor littoral habitat use of fish by way of electro-fishing, gillnetting and beach seining. Also, collect species abundance, diet, growth and age information to monitor for ecological shifts.
5. n. Collect additional habitat data and apply to GIS Map.
5. o. Conduct mark recapture studies during walleye spawning period to estimate spawner abundance and build an index of predator abundance.
5. p. Conduct creel surveys to estimate fish harvest. Use creel and age class structure data to estimate mortality rates.
5. q. Procure tributary fisheries data to estimate escapement and recruitment of known adfluvial populations.
6. Model of Lake Roosevelt able to predict various tropic level responses to hydro-operation and management actions. a. Create a Lake Roosevelt specific hydro-operations model on a weekly timestep which is compatible with BPA's system wide hydro model, Hydrosim
6. b. Maintain and validate the liminological model CE-Qual.
6. c. Maintain and validate the Wisconsin Bioenergitics Model for pelagic species.
6. d. Complete the GIS based habitat and fish distribution model.
6. e. Create a master model able to link submodels together with appropriate submodel feedback loops using a life cycle model approach.
7. Create a refined Lake Roosevelt Fishery Management Plan a. Create an idealized long term vision for the Lake Roosevelt fishery and ecosystem using participation of appropriate Columbia River stakeholders.
7. b. Run model with various hydro-operation and management action senarios to identify steps necessary to achieve long term vision.
7. c. Identify and evaluate constraints (i.e. economic, biologic, social) limiting our ability to reach the long term vision with participation of appropriate stakeholders.
7. d. Adjust vision to match realistic actions based on constraits
7. e. Create and publish a document articulating the Lake Roosevelt Fishery Management Plan.
7. f. Implement hydro-operation and management actions recommended in management plan.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/91 01/01/25 Annual escapement goal to exceed: 60,000 wild kokanee with an average weight of 1.5 Lb. 74,000 wild redband/rainbow trout with an average weight of 2 Lb. Walleye, sturgeon, burbot and other species escapement goals yet to be defined. Annually, monitor and evaluate the effects of hatchery stocks on the environment and and recommend hydro-operation and management actions to minimize impacts to wild fish. 7.0%
2 01/01/91 01/01/25 Annual Harvest Goal to exceed: 290,000 hatchery kokanee 120,000 wild kokanee 190,000 net pen redband/rainbow trout 150,000 wild redband/rainbow trout 131,000 wild walleye Sturgeon, burbot and other species harvest goals yet to be defined. Annually, monitor and evaluate the performance of hatchery and wild origin fish in the fishery. 7.0%
3 01/01/00 01/01/25 Yet to be defined. Annually, monitor and evaluate the performance of hatchery and wild origin fish in the fishery. 3.0%
4 01/01/91 01/01/25 Annual escapement meet or exceeds 10,000 hatchery origin kokanee at egg collection facilities. Annually, monitor, evaluate and collect kokanee spawners at egg collection facilities. 10.0%
5 01/01/96 01/01/03 Provide data sufficient to test existing feasibility of current biological objectives. Compiled data and identified trophic level relationship sufficent to create a predictive model. 58.0%
6 01/01/99 01/01/03 Newly defined biological objectives. Fully developed model able to predict various troplic level responses to hydro and management actions. 10.0%
7 01/01/00 01/01/03 Achievement of newly defined biological objectives. Refinement and implementation of the Lake Roosevelt Fish Management Plan. 5.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Project manager, 2.5 biologists, 4 fish techs, 1 office assistant, 1.5 fish taggers $252,500
Fringe 28% of Salaries $ 70,700
Supplies 40,000 anchor tags, 250,000 CWT plus CWT parts, office, field and laboratory supplies $ 48,000
Operating repair, maintenance, utilities, and insurance $ 24,000
Capital hydrolab $ 10,000
Travel sampling, coordination, public meetings and training $ 30,000
Indirect 21.3% of direct costs less contracted services and capitalized equipment $ 90,568
Subcontractor Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife $390,000
Subcontractor Colville Confederated Tribes $390,000
Subcontractor Spokane Tribal Laboratory $ 7,000
Subcontractor University of Portland - Dr. Wells $ 80,232
Subcontractor Eastern Washington University - Dr. Scholz $ 83,000
Subcontractor Eastern Washington Univerisity- Dr. Soltero $ 12,000
Subcontractor Washington State University $ 12,000
Total Itemized Budget $1,500,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $1,500,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $1,500,000
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

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
Spokane Tribe Coordination among fisheries co-managers. $ 10,000 unknown
Colville Confederated Tribes Coordination among fisheries co-managers. $ 10,000 unknown
Chief Joseph Kokanee Project Grand Coulee Dam Entrainment Study and wild kokanee escapement. $100,000 unknown
Redband/Rainbow Trout Habitat Improvement Tributary carrying capacity and redband/rainbow trout escapement for select tributaries. $100,000 unknown
Joint Stock Assesment Tributary carrying capacity and redband/rainbow trout escapement of select tributaries. $ 80,000 unknown
Spokane Tribe of Indians Spokane River kokanee trap operation. $ 10,000 unknown
Spokane Tribe of Indians Spokane Tribal Hatchery mark and release kokanee and rainbow trout into Lake Roosevelt. $100,000 unknown
Washington Department of Fisheries Sherman Creek Hatchery - mark and release kokanee and rainbow trout and capture returning adults. $ 50,000 unknown
Lake Roosevelt Development Association Lake Roosevelt Net Pens - mark and release rainbow trout and kokanee into Lake Roosevelt. $ 10,000 unknown
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Coordination among fisheries co-managers. $ 10,000 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $900,000 $750,000 $750,000 $600,000
Total Outyear Budgets $900,000 $750,000 $750,000 $600,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Model must be completed prior to refinement of Lake Roosevelt Fish Management Plan. M&E will not end, but will be curtailed after appropriate M&E plan is identified in the management plan.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Cichosz, T.A., J.P. Shields and K.D. Underwood. In Press. Lake Roosevelt Monitoring / Data Collection Program. Annual Report 1997. Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. Project No. 94-43. No
Cichosz, T.A., J.P. Shields and K.D. Underwood. 1997. Lake Roosevelt Monitoring / Data Collection Program. Annual Report 1996. Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. Project No. 94-43. No
Cominco. 1997. 1996 Environmental Report. Cominco, Ltd. Trail, British Columbia. No
Elston, R. and J. Rensel. 1996. Fish mortality losses from gas supersaturated Columbia River water at Columbia River Fish Farms, Summary Report. Loss documentation and suggestions for mitigation of excess dissolved gas in the Columbia River to the Gran No
Griffith, J.R. and A.T. Scholz. 1991. Lake Roosvelt fisheries monitoring program, Annual Report 1990. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. Project No. 88-63. No
Griffith, J.R., A.C. McDowel and A.T. Scholz. 1995. Measurement of Lake Rosevelt biota in relation to reservoir operations, Annual Report 1991. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. Project No. 88-63. No
Griffith, J.R. and A.C. McDowel. 1996. Measurement of Lake Roosevelt biota in relation to reservoir operations, Annual Report 1992. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. Project No. 88-63. No
Johnson, A., D. Serdar, and S. Magoon. 1991. Polychlorinated dioxins and furans in Lake Roosevelt (Columbia River) sportfish. Washington State Department of Ecology. Publication No. 91-4. Olympia, Washington. No
Peone, T., A.T. Scholz, J.R. Griffith, S. Graves, and M.G. Thatcher. 1990. Lake Roosevelt fisheries monitoring program. Annual Report, 1988-89. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. No
Scholz, A.T., J.K. Uehara, J. Hisata, and J. Marco. 1986. Feasibility report on restoration and enhancement of Lake Roosevelt Fisheries. In: Northwest Power Planning Council, Application for amendments. Vol. 3A:1375-1489. No
Scholz, A.T., R.J. White, V.A. Koehler and S.A. Horton. 1992. Measurement of thyroxine concentration as an indicator of the critical period for imprinting in kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka): Implications for operating Lake Roosevelt kokanee hatcher No
Scholz, A.T., R.J. White, M.B. Tilson, and S.A. Horton. 1993. Measurement of thyroxine concentration as an indicator of the critical period for imprinting in kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka): Implications for operating Lake Roosevelt kokanee hatcher No
Sheehan, S.W. and M. Lamb. 1987. Water chemistry of the Columbia and Pend Orielle Rivers near the international boundary. Data Report. Inland Waters, Pacific and Yukon Region, Environment Canada. Vancouver, British Columbia. No
Shields, J.P. and K.D. Underwood. 1997. Measurement of Lake Roosevelt biota in relation to reservoir operations, 1995 Annual report in K.D. Underwood and J.P. Shields. Lake Roosevelt fisheries and limnological research, 1995 annual report. Bonneville P No
Shields, J.P. and K.D. Underwood. 1996. Measurement of Lake Roosevelt biota in relation to reservoir operations, 1994 Annual report in K.D. Underwood et al. Lake Roosevelt fisheries and limnological research, 1994 annual report. Bonneville Power Admini No
Thatcher, M.G., J.R. Griffith, A.C. McDowell, and A.T. Scholz. ( In press-a, submitted 1993). Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Monitoring Program, annual report 1991. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. Project No. 88-63. No
Thatcher, M.G., A.C. McDowell, J.R. Griffith, and A.T. Scholz. (In press-b, submitted 1994). Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Monitoring Program, annual report 1992. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. Project No. 88-63. No
Tilson, M.B., A.T. Scholz, R.J. White and J. Galloway. 1994. Thyroid induced chemical imprinting in early life stages and assessment of smoltification in kokanee salmon: Implications for operating Lake Roosevelt kokanee salmon hatcheries, annual report No
Tilson, M.B., A.T. Scholz, R.J. White and J.L.Hendrickson. 1995. Artificial imprinting and smoltification in juvenile kokanee salmon: Implications for operating Lake Roosevelt kokanee salmon hatcheries, annual report 1994. Bonneville Power Administrat No
Underwood, K.D. and J.P. Shields. 1996. Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Monitoring Program, annual report 1993. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. Project No. 88-63. No
Underwood, K.D., J.P. Shields and M.B. Tilson. 1997. Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Monitoring Program, 1995 annual report in K.D. Underwood and J.P. Shields. Lake Roosevelt fisheries and limnological research, 1995 annual report. Bonneville Power Administr No
USGS. 1997. Are walleye from Lake Roosevelt contaminated with mercury? USGS Fact Sheet No. 102-97. U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division. Tacoma, Washington. No
Voeller, A. C. 1996. Measurements of Lake Roosevelt biota in relation to reservoir operations, annual report 1993. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. Project No. 94-43. No
Wierenga, R.E. 1997. Investigation into the primary productivity of Lake Roosevelt, Washington. Interim Report to Spokane Tribe of Indians. State of Washington Water Research Center. Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. No
Wilson, G. 1996. Nutrient and trophic state reduction in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Reservoir of Washington State. Masters Thesis. Washington State University. Pullman, 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 a year
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Fund for a year. Subsequent funding contingent on addressing the following points: The proposal needs a better explanation of personnel and subcontracts, a better relation of objectives to budget, and better reporting of results to date. With these shortcomings addressed, the proposal could be a candidate for a multi-year review cycle. As a set, the Roosevelt Lake hatchery proposals need to address and monitor potential impacts on native biota.

Comments: This is a proposal to continue to monitor and evaluate the fisheries and ecological conditions in Lake Roosevelt and to correlate fluctuations in the fisheries and ecological conditions to reservoir operations. The ultimate objective is to develop a predictive model that will allow an objective and scientifically based decision on use of Lake Roosevelt water among numerous, often competitive, stakeholders for the long term benefit. Information gained from this project is also crucial to evaluating the success of numerous other ongoing or proposed fisheries projects in the area (all designed to mitigate for blockage of anadromous runs by Grand Coulee Dam).

This is a good project proposal that warrants continued funding, although some of the concerns raised in the ISRP's FY 1999 review remain inadequately handled. Overall this is a valuable and productive project. The work is well related to the FWP, BiOp, and the Upper Columbia Blocked Area Management Plan. It is well related to 9 existing projects and 5 proposed projects. This is the main monitoring component of a multi-project effort in the Lake Roosevelt area and, as such, is critical for evaluation of several other projects. It also receives information from the other projects as input to a well-conceived modeling framework. There is an excellent description of past accomplishments, giving results. The list of objectives and tasks is excellent, although the schedules for FY 2000 were unclear. There is good cost sharing. The narrative was very good, with well described scientific and biological objectives. There is a clearly explained evolution of science and management over time. The discussion of the tradeoff between fish management goals and other uses of Lake Roosevelt for water downstream was good, with a realistic approach to hatchery reproduction and specific timing of releases to avoid entrainment. This project would be a good candidate for multi-year funding.

There were also some drawbacks in the proposal. The rationales for use of certain techniques are instead of possible alternatives are not fully explained. It is not clear how possible negative interactions between hatchery released and naturally produced fish are expected to be minimized. The proposal is a pretty skimpy explanation of a large, $1.5 million budget. There is a long list of objectives, but no direct tracking of objectives to tasks and methods. Several research projects are listed as subcontracts but left completely undescribed. The hypotheses are not testable. The project history refers to reports rather than to technical accomplishments. This appears to be good work, but the proposal continues to be somewhat inadequate in its description and presentation.

A subsequent year's proposal should address specifically these points: The personnel and subcontracts are not adequately described. The hypotheses do not appear testable. The objectives don't track to tasks very well. The objectives are not adequately related to the budget. The objectives of monitoring are primarily related to the abundance of hatchery fish produced for the reservoir, but would be better if the focus were broadened to include the native biota and ecosystem responses.


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$1,500,000
Comment:

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 the plan is in place, this should be an annually reviewed project.

General Comment: The project direction should be peer reviewed.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$1,500,000
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:
$950,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$950,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$950,000
Sponsor (Spokane Tribe Of Indians) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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