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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 Lake Billy Shaw Operations and Maintenance and Evaluation (O&M, M&E)
BPA Project Proposal Number 199501500
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) SPT - DVIR

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Guy Dodson Sr.
Mailing Address P.O. Box 219
City, State, Zip Owyhee, NV 89832
Phone 2087593246
Fax 2087593248
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Middle Snake
Subbasin Owyhee
Short Description
Target Species Redband trout, introduced trout species (rainbow) trophy fisheries; other resident trout species comprising the native community; anadromous salmonids (reintroduction/off site mitigation; all wildlife species.

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: 2.1A1, 2.2A, 2.2H, 7.1B, 7.1C, 10.1E1, 10.2A.2, 10.8C2, 10.8C5
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: FERC relicensing considerations of the Hells Canyon Complex relative to the 1999 FCRPS (Hydropower Operations) Biological Opinion, NMFS
Other Planning Document References CBFWA-Resident Fish Managers (1997) Multi-year Implementation Plan Federal MOA on BPA Fish and Wildlife restoration funding Department of Energy/BPA Tribal Policy State of Idaho and State of Nevada Fish Management Plans affecting the Owyhee Basin Independent Scientific group (1996) Return to the River/ (1997) Review of Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program NPPC Regional Multispecies Framework Project/Process/Documents Duck Valley Indian Reservation (DVIR) Natural Resources Plan Duck Valley Water Quality Standards (draft)

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
1999 Fenced approximately 6 miles of reservoir
1999 Planted native trees and willows
1999 Fish screens checked and maintained
1999 O&M plan followed and information recorded (water quality, riparian growth/disturbance)
1999 Dam monitoring wells checked and information recorded during filling

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8815600 Stocking Fish in Lakes and streams on the DVIR Stocking of hatchery trout in reservoirs and streams has been implemented for many years to provide fisheries and economic benefits to the DVIR — this program needs to be re-evaluated & integrated in the rationale of a comprehensive fish management plan. No
9500600 Shoshone-Bannock-Shoshone-Paiute Joint Culture Facility A BPA funded fish culture facility is being developed to provide trout production to supplement fisheries on the DVIR and Fort Hall. Its operation should be coordinated with the comprehensive Owyhee Basin resident fish management plan. No
9701100 Enhance and Protect Habitat & Riparian Areas on the DVIR Habitat enhancement is a critical need for Lake Billy Shaw. This is a new reservoir and must be protected and enhanced to provide for the trophy fishery. No
20536 Develop Management Plan & Assess Fish and Wildlife of the Owyhee Basin - DV Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Protect shoreline from degradation a. Fence 8 Miles of shoreline
1. b. Plant native trees along shoreline
2. Information dissemination a. Erect informational signs
2. b. Monthly articles/updates in Sho-Pai news/Idaho Statesman
3. Work with Owyhee Schools Environmental Club a. Students help in water quality monitoring & evaluation
3. b. Students aid biologist and staff in fishery surveys/ creel census
4. Operations and Maintenance of screens and dam structures a. Follow O&M, M&E plan for Lake Billy Shaw

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/00 03/01/01 yes - completed fence 35.0%
2 02/01/00 02/01/01 yes- completed and erected signs 15.0%
3 02/01/00 02/01/01 school involvement in environmental issues/fisheries 0.0%
4 02/01/00 02/01/01 yes - water quality data and dam safety records 50.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 1 FTE, 2 part-time, 0.1FTE (administration) $ 70,000
Fringe @30% included in personnel $ 0
Supplies fencing, rental equipment, trees, seed, sign materials $ 80,000
Operating Vehicle lease, gas, maintenance, ins. $ 25,000
Indirect @ 26.6% $ 46,550
Total Itemized Budget $221,550

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $221,550
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $221,550
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
See umbrella project $ 0 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $221,550 $221,550 $221,550 $221,550
Total Outyear Budgets $221,550 $221,550 $221,550 $221,550

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: ESA listings, weather conditions, water year,

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
see umbrella proposal (ShopaiGD1.doc) 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:
Do Not Fund
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Recommendation: Do not fund. The proposal is not technically sound and does not offer a sound scientific basis for (or even a clear description of) the work to be done.

Comments: This proposal lacks explicit support for almost all of the evaluation categories. Undoubtedly, mitigation for the blocked areas needs to be addressed. However, this proposal is lacking in detail necessary to determine scientific soundness. There is little detail on species that will benefit. The project objectives are unclear and do not match the description in the project abstract. No information is provided on what percent of the total work has been done and what is left to do, e.g., fencing, tree planting, etc. The proposal is for work in an apparently open system, but potential impacts of the work are not addressed or even stated. Non-native fish substitution raises substantial issues that the proposal does not adequately address, specifically whirling disease, competition, and alternatives. The proposed project is not consistent with the other projects proposed in the subbasin. Stocking probably should be limited salmonids that are native to the Owyhee River; if not, the Principal Investigators need to clearly and carefully justify their selection of non-native stock. The CBFWA evaluation is basically in agreement with the above noting that "There is no biological objectives listed. I urge that the native species receive top priority in this reservoir. What we stock should be compatible with the native redband." The ISRP concludes that the proposed project is of questionable value to fish and is not based on sound scientific principles.

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-There is no biological objectives listed.

General Comments: I urge that the native species receive top priority in this reservoir. What we stock should be compatible with the native redband. Peer review of the program direction and cost analysis.

ISRP Final Review , ISRP 99-4 Recommendation:
Delay Funding
Oct 29, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Delay funding until the proposers develop and present a scientifically justified plan for development of Lake Billy Shaw as a fishery. The initial proposal received a Do Not Fund recommendation from reviewers, due to lack of clear presentation or justification of work to be done.

The responses address some of the concerns, but fail to address the most fundamental. The response clarifies short-term tasks to be accomplished in developing and maintaining the reservoir. However, the long-term intent of the project is to establish a fishery, with the reservoir serving to host that fishery. The long-term goals of the project are not adequately described, nor are methods for their accomplishment and evaluation given. The response does not talk about fish or fish habitat, and gives no detailed discussion of goals and plans for use of native or non-native fish or for how these plans might be developed and judged. The response indicates that the proposers want to re-establish native fish, but does not go on to develop this plan and relate it to the overall proposal.

To facilitate an evaluation of the effects of Lake Billy Shaw on native fish and wildlife populations, monitoring should include protocols for the collection and analysis of data on fish and wildlife populations and on habitat quality and quantity.

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

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund pending compliance
Mar 1, 2000
[Decision made in 11-3-99 Council Meeting]; Fund pending compliance with ISRP Comments through BPA's Contract Process

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 (Shoshone Paiute Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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