Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199600500

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 Independent Scientific Advisory Board
BPA Project Proposal Number 199600500
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Foundation
Business acronym (if appropriate) CBFWF

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Kathie Titzler
Mailing Address 2701 SW First Ave., Suite 200
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97201
Phone 5032290191
Fax 5032290443
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Provide independent scientific advice and recommendations on issues related to regional fish and wildlife recovery programs under the Northwest Power Act and the Endangered Species Act.
Target 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: 3.2B, 3.2C.1, 3.2D
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: n/a
Other Planning Document References The ISAB fulfills the recommendation for the creation and implementation of a Salmon Advisory Panel as described in the NMFS Proposed Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan, March 1995, III.0.1.b. Specifically, NMFS established the ISAB to review the implementation of the Proposed Recovery Plan for Snake River Salmon and other actions implemented pursuant to the ESA.

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 Review of the FWP. NPPC Report 96-6 by the Independent Scientific Group: Return to the River.
1997 Completion of 8 Reviews requested by NMFS and the Council including reviews of downstream passage for salmon, PIT Tag research, NMFS Waiver of Dissolved Gas Standard, ecological impacts of BiOp flow provisions on Hungry Horse and Libby resident fishes.
1998 Completion of 8 Reviews requested by NMFS, the Council, and Congress including review of the Corps Capital Construction Program, PIT tag workplan, and the Multi-Species Framework Scientific Principles.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8907201 Independent Scientific Advisory Board Support BPA-DOE contract to pay for Dr. Charles Coutant's ISAB services. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Provide scientific review and recommendations to NWPPC as described in the FWP a. evaluate the fish and wildlife program on its scientific merits every two years,
1. b. identify critical uncertainties that should be the focus of research efforts under the Council's program
1. c. oversee the development of an experimental design to test fundamental hypotheses regarding mainstem passage
2. Provide scientific review and recommendations to NMFS as provided in the Proposed Recovery Plan a. review the scientific and technical issues associated with efforts to improve anadromous fish survival through all life stages, based on adaptive management approaches
2. b. develop guidelines and procedures for peer review of research and proposals
2. c. provide technical review of research proposals
2. d. review and provide advice on priorities for conservation and recovery efforts including research, monitoring and evaluation
2. e. provide specific scientific advice on topics when needed for recovery and conservation
3. Provide Independent Scientific Peer Review and Advice to the Region a. Conduct reviews requested by Tribes, Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Congress and submitted by NMFS and NPPC
3. b. Conduct reviews that the board itself generates with approval of NMFS and NPPC
4. Operate the ISAB (CBFWF) a. prepare and administer contracts with individual members of the ISAB for their services
4. b. provide the administrative activities of the ISAB including administrative and logistical support

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/96 35.0%
2 01/01/96 35.0%
3 01/01/96 13.0%
4 01/01/96 17.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel CBFWF admin. asst. and budget analyst $ 24,073
Fringe CBFWF $ 9,388
Supplies CBFWF $ 550
Travel CBFWF $ 250
Indirect CBFWF Cost Pool Allocation - 12.8% $ 77,569
Subcontractor ISAB member services, travel and supplies (allocation to be determined) $571,750
Total Itemized Budget $683,580

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $683,580
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $683,580
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
n/a $ 0 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $704,124 $725,248 $747,005 $769,415
Total Outyear Budgets $704,124 $725,248 $747,005 $769,415

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Reviews mandated by Congress could interfere with ISAB reviews requested by NMFS and NPPC.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
General Accounting Office. 1994. Peer Review: Reforms needed to ensure fairness in federal agency grant selection. Washington D.C. No
Independent Scientific Review Panel. 1998. Review of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program for Fiscal Year 1999 as Directed by the 1996 Amendment to the Northwest Power Act. NWPPC: ISRP 98-1. No
McGarity, T. 1994. Peer review in awarding federal grants. High Technology Law Review. Vol.9:1. No
Meffe, G.K., P.D. Boersma, D.D. Murphy, B.R. Noon, H.R. Pulliam, M.E. Soule, and D.M. Waller. April 1998. Independent Scientific Review in Natural Resource Management. Conservation Biology. Vol. 12, no. 2: 268-270. No
National Research Council. 1989. Report review: guidelines for committees and staffs. Washington D.C. No
Snake River Salmon Recovery Team. May 1994. Final Recommendations to the National Marine Fisheries Service. 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:
Not Reviewed
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Recommendation: Not reviewed

Comments: Not Reviewed

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999

CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Technical Criteria 1: Met? NA - Selection process does not include tribes

Programmatic Criteria 2: Met? NA - How will independence be maintained?

Milestone Criteria 3: Met? NA - SRT report not independent

Resource Criteria 4: Met? NA - Need improved selection process to acquire independent reviewers

CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Due to budget constraints and emphasis of tasks, AFM suggests that the BPA Direct Program fund 50% of this project and the remaining funds be provided by the capital and reimbursable portion of the MOA.

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 (NPCC) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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