Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199500900

Proposal Table of Contents

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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 Rainbow Trout Net Pen Rearing Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 199500900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Lake Roosevelt Development Association
Business acronym (if appropriate) LRDA

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Gene Smith
Mailing Address 43573 Miles Creston Road N
City, State, Zip Davenport, WA 99122
Phone 5097258416
Fax 5097258416
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Inter-Mountain
Subbasin Columbia Upper
Short Description Resident fish substitution addresses unmitigated losses of salmon and steelhead attributed to development and operation of hydropower projects.
Target Species Rainbow trout

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: 10.8; 10.8B; 10.8B.3; 10.8B.4
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References Upper Columbia River Blocked Area Management Plan (e.g. regional plan developed for intergrated framework).

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
1995 Began BPA funding process in April. Acquired NEPA exclusion, Received $8,000 to construct 150' of docks, purchase cable and build four new net pens. Rebuilt two pens at Hunters to increase active net pens from 18 to 24. Reared and released 330,000
1996 Completed 140' of new dock and 6 net pens for Lincoln site. Completed 90' of dock and 4 net pens for Two Rivers Site. Transferred 540,000 Rbt from Spokane and Sherman Creek Hatcheries. Released 534,000 RBT.
1997 Released 530,000 net pen rainbow. Replaced 60' of dock at Hall Creek; built 4 new replacement pens. Built 6 new pens for Kettle Falls Site. Replace two 20' dock sections at Kettle Falls Site.
1998 Updated special use permits. Updated & repaired pens. Acquire two damaged boats from USFWS - work and repair by volunteers. Built 4 net pens for Kettle Falls-Sherman Creek Site. Participate in BPA sponsored "Big Horn Show" booth. Release 540,000 Rbt.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9104600 Spokane Tribal Hatchery O&M Transfer hatchery fingerlings to net pens No
9104700 Sherman Creek Hatchery managed by WDFW Transfer Rbt to northernmost net pens No
9404300 Monitor, Evaluate and Research the Lake Roosevelt Fishery Creel checks, interview sportsmen, evaluate fishing success and conditions on reservoir No
9001800 Rainbow Trout Habitat Improvement Provide net pen fishery to reduce harvest of naturally producing stocks No
5228100 Lake Roosevelt Kokanee Net Pens Provide, design and construction plans; operation schedules; scope information based on Rbt nep pen practices No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Expand net pen program to release 500,000 Rbt annually a. Organize, supervise, and participate in the production of new net pens
1. b. find new sites for pen locations.
1. c. seek volunteer workers
1. d. purchase materials
1. e. secure special use permits
1. f. meet quarterly to work with Lake Roosevelt H. C. T.
2. Build a volunteer in-kind work force to carry out and maintain program a. recruit and organize volunteers at various sites on the reservoir
2. b. set up meetings to coordinate volunteers for construction, maintenance, feeding schedules and other work related functions
2. c. speak to groups to secure in-kind work force, equipment, and donations
3. Operate and maintain the net pen program as an ongoing project a. order materials needed in a timely fashion to maintain net pens
3. b. build new docks
3. c. order new nets, cable, and rigging to replace worn out equipment
3. d. inventory all equipment
3. e. coordinate and participate with volunteers at all sites to build/repair pens
3. f. assure fiscal responsibility for budget purchases and equipment maintenance
3. g. provide quarterly reports to BPA
4. Coordinate with Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Management Team to enhance the harvest of net pen rainbor a. participate in decision making processes with LRHCT concerning best time of release of fish from pens
4. b. review in creel survey and floy tag collection
4. c. work to achieve the biologic objectives for Lake Roosevelt as set forth in the Fish and Wildlife amendments

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 06/01/00 Rear and release of 500,000 Yearling Rbt from pens in June 500,000 Rbt production 36.0%
2 10/01/99 09/01/00 Volunteers recruited to build, repair docks and pens to feed fish. Cost from budget is for coordinator only. 53 volunteers 18.0%
3 10/01/99 09/01/00 Continued annual releases of 500,000 Rbt yearlings averaging 3-6 per pound. Construction, repair maintenance of pens. 500,000 Rbt release. All sites repaired and ready for fish. 44.0%
4 10/01/99 09/01/00 Harvest of net pen fish to aid in the protection of naturally produced rainbow as a target goal of the program. 2.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Coordinator/Secretary-Treasurer $ 47,643
Fringe Health Insurance/Benefits $ 9,460
Supplies Paper, Printer Supplies $ 940
Operating Building Materials, Maintenance of Equipment, Fuel, Fish Food $ 34,257
Travel Meals, Lodging, Mileage $ 800
Other Liability Insurance, Phone, Advertising, Publications $ 6,900
Total Itemized Budget $100,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $100,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $100,000
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
WDFW Fish Food $ 20,000 unknown
LRDA Volunteer Hours 5,600 @ $10.00/hr. $ 56,000 unknown
LRDA Volunteer & other donated use of Equipment/Boats $ 15,000 unknown
Lake Roosevelt Monitors Tagging; floy tag return analysis $ 4,000 unknown
UCUT & STI Donated dock moorage for pens and boats at Two Rivers Marina, Keller Marina, Seven Bays Marina $ 2,400 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $ 98,000 $100,000 $100,000 $102,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 98,000 $100,000 $100,000 $102,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Operation of reservoir drawdown and refill has an adverse effect on net pen operations.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Griffith, JR and AT Scholz. 1991. Lake Roosevelt fisheries monitoring program, Annual Report 1990. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, OR. Project No. 88-63. No
Peone, TL, AT Scholz, JR Griffith, S Graves and MG Thhatcher. 1990. Lake Roosevelt fisheries monitoring program. Annual Report 1988-89. Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Shields, JP and KD Underwood. 1996. Measurement of Lake Roosevelt biota in relation to reservoir operations, 1995 Annual Report. Lake Roosevelt fisheries and limnoligical reasearch, 1995, Annual Report. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, OR. No
Underwood, KD, JP Sheilds. 1995 Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Monitoring Program, annual report 1995. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. Project No. 88-63 No
Underwood, KD, et al. 1996. Lake Roosevelt Fisheries and Limnological Research. Annual Report. 1995 Annual Report Table 4.4, Page 103. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, OR. No
Voeller, AC. 1996. Measurements of Lake Roosevelt biota in relation to reservoir operations, Annual report 1993. Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. Project No. 94-43. No
Voeller, AC. 1996. Measurements of Lake Roosevelt biota in relation to reservoir operations, Annual report 1993. Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. Project No. 94-43. 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:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Recommendation: Fund on the quality of the proposal, but it would be more consistent with regional goals if this (and inter-related projects) shifted to native species such as local stocks of redband or cutthroat. As a set, the Roosevelt Lake hatchery proposals need to address and monitor potential impacts on native biota.

Comments: This is a proposal to use net pens in Lake Roosevelt to continue the rearing process for fish, largely rainbow trout, used for stocking of the lake in mitigation for Grand Coulee Dam. It is a part of the sequence of actions for this stocking that involves several projects for gamete collection, incubation, and rearing. Rainbow trout are presently perceived as an integral part of the Lake Roosevelt enhancement program and rearing trout in net pens in the reservoir has proven effective. Continuation of the project requires administrative and maintenance costs, which this proposal solicits.

This is a good project proposal that warrants continued funding. The proposal quality fell in the midrange of proposals reviewed. Several FWP measures are cited, as well as the Upper Columbia River Blocked Area Management Plan. The work is coordinated with 5 other projects, as listed in the front part and in the narrative. The work depends on other projects for fish to be raised in the net pens and for monitoring. Clear O&M accomplishments are listed. The proposal is a bit confusing in asking for upgrade to production of 500,000 fish when this number was produced in 1996-98 (the request seems to have been old text from the start of the project). There is good cost sharing and excellent use of volunteers (both for labor and commitment to the resource). A good background narrative is followed by a good discussion of rationale/significance and an excellent methods description. A strength of this proposal is that a monitoring and evaluation program is already in place (9494300). This project seems to be an excellent use of funding. Pending the results of the artificial propagation review, funding is recommended. This project seems to be a good candidate for multi-year funding. Integration under an umbrella would be desirable.

This proposal for FY2001 should contain some clarification and/or evaluation of the effects of expected increasing production to 500,000 fish. If this is a large increase, what is the justification? How will its effects be monitored? What increase in harvest is expected? What effects on other fish are anticipated? What about using native species? As noted for other projects that are linked in the propagation series, the entire effort needs to critically evaluate non-native substitution and possibly shift into production of native species such as redband.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999

CBFWA: Resident Fish Review Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Screening Criteria: yes

Technical Criteria: yes

Programmatic Criteria: yes

Milestone Criteria: no- The biological objectives are ending in 2000, and there are no long term milestones.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Mar 1, 2000
[Decision made in 9-22-99 Council Meeting]

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 (Lake Roosevelt Development Association) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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