Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199004400

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Budgets for planning/design phase
Section 5. Budgets for construction/implementation phase
Section 6. Budgets for operations/maintenance phase
Section 7. Budgets for monitoring/evaluation phase
Section 8. Budget Summary

Reviews and Recommendations
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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Implement Fisheries Enhancement Opportunities on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation
BPA Project Proposal Number 199004400
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Coeur d'Alene Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) CDA Tribe

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Ron Peters
Mailing Address 850 A Street, P.O. Box 408
City, State, Zip Plummer, ID 83851
Phone 2086865302
Fax 2086863021
Manager of program authorizing this project Ron Peters
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Columbia
Subbasin Coeur d'Alene
Short Description Enhance critical watershed habitat to mitigate limiting factors for westslope cutthroat and bull trout in the Coeur 'd Alene subbasin. Maintain compensatory harvest opportunities and develop environmental education programs in local schools.
Target Species

Project Location

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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

Biological Outcomes of this project: This project insures that streams and associated native plant communities are allowed to evolve through natural stages of succession. Expected long term changes (>5 years) in target streams include: increased shading of stream channels through overstory development; reduced summer water temperatures; reduced sediment recruitment and streambank erosion; and increased instream and riparian habitat diversity. Increased large woody debris recruitment and pool development will occur naturally as late succession plant communities develop. Improvement of the quality and quantity of spawning and rearing habitat for native westslope cutthroat and bull trout will result from restoration techniques. Increases in natural production should occur. This project will also provide multiple benefits for wildlife as well. Benefits to participating landowners include reduced soil loss, increased soil productivity, better pasture management, etc.
Biological Data: Measurements of abiotic factors (e.g. stage/discharge, temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, turbidity, TSS, nutrients) are tracked at 10 sites within the target watersheds. Abundance and distribution of trout species are assessed annually at 95 sample sites within the target watersheds. Migration of adult and juvenile fish is monitored in each watershed through use of a modified weir and holding pen. Macroinvertebrates are sampled and analyzed following EPA Rapid Bioassessment Protocol (RBP) II of Plafkin et al. (1989). Physical habitat assessments conducted at individual restoration projects describe changes to channel morphology, hydrology, and riparian function using Methods for Evaluating Riparian Habitats with Applications to Management (Platts et. al. 1987) as a guidance document for selecting appropriate habitat variables and methods.

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
1987 NPPC amended the F&W Program to include baseline stream surveys of tributaries located on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation.
1990 Conducted field surveys of Reservation streams. Documented location, accessibility, stream gradient, and habitat potential of 21 streams within the Reservation boundaries.
1991 Used a modified Missouri method of evaluating streams in combination with information on biological indicators to select target tributaries for restoration and enhancement.
1992 Compiled population and biomass estimates for westslope cutthroat trout and calculated community metrics for macroinvertebrate populations in each target tributary.
1993 Identified limiting factors for westslope cutthroat and bull trout in target tributaries.
1994 Mark-recapture effort initiated in Lake Coeur d'Alene to help describe fish assemblages in near shore areas and evaluate interactions between cutthroat and their predators.
1994 Recommendations given by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe were adopted by NPPC (10.8B.20).
1995 Used GIS technology to identify priority areas for restoration by overlaying information on riparian condition, fish population abundance and distribution, and land ownership.
1995 Erected 2.8 km of exclusion fencing, installed bank protection structures, constructed pool habitat, and reestablished connections with historic floodplain channels at two locations.
1995 Implemented the first compensatory harvest project by planting 1000 rainbow trout into Worley Pond.
1995 Initiated annual creel census surveys at Worley Pond to help manage put and take fisheries on the Reservation.
1996 Erected 1.9 km of exclusion fencing, placed LWD in a 300 meter test reach, installed two current deflectors, and planted more than 9,000 trees and shrubs.
1996 Maintained and stocked Worley Trout Pond with over 3000 rainbow trout.
1997 Completed 5-year management plan for enhancement of Tribal fisheries. Identified appropriate restoration techniques and projected anticipated program expenses for FY1997-2001.
1997 Constructed and enhanced 4 acres of wetland habitat, constructed a side-channel rearing pond, built a bio-revetment to protect 100 meters of streambank, and planted more than 9,000 trees and shrubs.
1997 Stocked Worley Pond with 2200 rainbow trout.
1997 Initiated baseline water quality monitoring in Lake Coeur d'Alene to identify limiting factors for the adult cutthroat trout lifestage.
1998 Constructed and enhanced 2 acres of wetland habitat and planted more than 9,000 trees and shrubs. Substantially reduced non-point source sediment pollution from over 300 acres of farmland.
1998 Stocked Worley Pond with 1400 rainbow trout.
1998 Compiled comprehensive lists of landowner contacts in each of the target watersheds. Signed 8 long-term easements to protect critical habitat in two target watersheds during the past three years.
1998 Completed a gravel study in known spawning tributaries of each target watershed to quantify the quality and quantity of available spawning gravel.
1998 Collected over 400 individual tissue samples from 13 location to determine stock purity and relatedness of westslope cutthroat trout stocks.
1998 Completed supplementation feasibility report for westslope cutthroat trout on Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation. Determined the need for supplementation of natural fish stocks in order to meet goals of NPPC and Tribe.
1999 Stocked Worley Pond with 1400 rainbow trout.
1999 Rehabilitated more than 20 acres of riparian habitat and planted more than 11,000 trees and shrubs. Substantially reduced non-point source sediment pollution from over 300 acres of farmland.
1999 Initiated a bathymetric survey of Lake Coeur d'Alene to quantify near shore habitat.
1999 Completed a biological assessment for bull trout in waters of the Coeur d'Alene Reservation. Obtained an incidental take permit from the USFWS to authorize restoration and monitoring/evaluation activities and ensure compliance with ESA.
1999 Completed a NEPA compliance checklist and supplemental analysis for watershed projects under the watershed management program EIS.
1999 Completed a stock assessment for westslope cutthroat trout in waters of the Coeur d'Alene Reservation.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information

Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Complete advanced project planning a. Complete NEPA requirements for all planned enhancement projects. 1 $ 23,318 x
1. b. Engage in advanced scoping of restoration projects with landowners in the target watersheds. 1 $ 53,584  
1. c. Develop the provisions of a long-term easement process for application on private lands within the target watersheds where voluntary participation in the restoration program has not been realized. 1 $ 52,958 x
2. Coordinate restoration and management activities with other Tribal programs and federal or state agencies involved in natural resources management on the Reservation. a. Conduct quarterly meetings for an inter-agency workgroup to review and discuss proposed management efforts that affect ecosystem recovery. ongoing $ 7,013  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000

Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Implement habitat restoration projects to increase carrying capacity in target tributaries. a. Implement riparian enhancement projects in the target watersheds. ongoing $ 59,675  
1. b. Implement lateral water development projects that will restore elements of floodplain function, provide high quality rearing areas for juvenile trout, or improve available spawning habitat for adult trout. ongoing $ 89,106 x
1. c. Implement projects to enhance upland water retention and reduce sediment mobilization and transport. ongoing $ 82,675 x

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$400,000 $430,000 $277,750 $330,000

Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Improve awareness of Program activities to encourage long-term support of restoration activities within the Reservation community. a. Publish a quarterly newsletter that highlights Program activities, recognizes cooperative efforts, and serves as a forum for discussing land management issues. ongoing $ 20,050  
1. b. Continue meeting with watershed work groups to discuss restoration and cooperative opportunities. ongoing $ 14,000  
2. Provide educational opportunities in the local schools to improve student/teacher involvement in Program activities. a. Implement an outdoor classroom project to expose students to scientific methods, conservation and restoration principles, and consequences of landuse management. ongoing $ 33,400  
2. b. Provide summer internships for high school students to assist with implementation of restoration projects. ongoing $ 31,794  
3. Provide compensatory harvest opportunities for the Reservation community at dispersed sites to reduce fishing pressure on target stocks. a. Implement fish stocking strategy at put and take fishing sites on the Reservation. ongoing $ 27,889  
3. b. Prepare and maintain pond sites ongoing $ 26,056  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$181,225 $190,790 $163,450 $172,120

Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Compile physical, chemical and biological trend data in target tributaries to evaluation project effectiveness. a. Monitor the movement of adult and juvenile fish within watersheds targeted for restoration activities. ongoing $ 20,048  
1. b. Calculate population estimates for cutthroat trout and other salmonids in mainstem and tributary reaches within the four target watersheds. ongoing $ 30,000  
1. c. Monitor water temperature and stream flow at selected sites in each of the restoration target drainages. ongoing $ 47,679 x
1. d. Collect and analyze aquatic macroinvertebrates in the Lake Creek watershed according to EPA Rapid Bioassessment Protocols. 1 $ 9,500 x
2. Continue limiting factor analysis for cutthroat trout in Coeur d'Alene Lake. a. Gather information to evaluate predator-prey relationships between large piscivorous fish and their prey located in Coeur d'Alene Lake. ongoing $ 48,765 x
2. b. Continue baseline productivity analysis (i.e. Nutrients, total keldahl nitrogen, total phosphorus, turbidity, total suspended solids, metals and chlorophylla). ongoing $ 50,354 x
2. c. Identify fish assemblages found within nearshore areas. ongoing $ 51,265 x
3. Evaluate effectiveness of stocking program. a. Conduct creel census and public opinion surveys for all ponds in the program to determine angler use and attitudes. 1 $ 5,241  
3. b. Calculate population estimates of remaining fish at each pond as a measure of fishing pressure. 1 $ 8,110  
3. c. Review the existing management plan and make adaptive changes to ensure that fishing pressure on wild stocks remains at acceptable levels. ongoing $ 7,070  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$333,400 $350,100 $302,400 $317,500

Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1.25 FTE $ 52,000
Fringe 40% $ 20,800
Travel $ 5,000
Indirect 27.6% $ 21,473
NEPA cultural resource surveys $ 4,000
Subcontractor Not Yet Determined $ 33,600
Personnel FTE: 2.75 FTE $ 78,968
Fringe 40% $ 31,587
Supplies including 1GSA vehicles $ 33,407
Travel $ 10,000
Indirect 27.6% $ 42,494
Subcontractor Not Yet Determined $ 35,000
Personnel FTE: 2.25 FTE $ 50,718
Fringe 40% $ 20,287
Supplies including 1 GSA vehicle $ 47,049
Travel $ 2,000
Indirect 27.6% $ 33,135
Personnel FTE: 4.75 FTE $116,984
Fringe 40% $ 46,794
Supplies includes 1 GSA vehicle $ 21,548
Travel $ 4,166
Indirect 27.6% $ 55,060
Subcontractor Spokane Tribal Laboratories $ 23,980
Subcontractor EcoAnalysts $ 9,500
Total Itemized Budget $799,550

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $799,550
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 33,600
Total FY 2001 budget request $765,950
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $719,516
% change from forecast 6.5%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Forecasts made in FY 2000 were only estimates. This budget reflects a more accurate estimate of the needs of the project.

Reason for change in scope

There was no change in the scope of work

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000
Construction/implementation $277,750 $330,000 $400,000 $430,000
Operations and maintenance $163,450 $172,120 $181,225 $190,790
Monitoring and evaluation $302,400 $317,500 $333,400 $350,100
Total Outyear Budgets $843,600 $919,620 $1,014,625 $1,070,890

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Jul 14, 2000

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Sep 13, 2000
Rationale: Budget increase inappropriate in this review.

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 (Coeur D'Alene Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Sponsor (Coeur D'Alene Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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