Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199101904

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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 Stocking of offsite waters for Hungry Horse Mitigation - Creston National Fish Hatchery
BPA Project Proposal Number 199101904
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFWS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Donald A. Edsall
Mailing Address 780 Creston Hatchery Road
City, State, Zip Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone 4067586870
Fax 4067586877
Manager of program authorizing this project Donald A. Edsall
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Columbia
Subbasin Flathead
Short Description Produce hatchery fish for offsite stocking to mitigate losses to Flathead Lake caused by construction and operation of Hungry Horse Dam.
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

Biological Outcomes of this project: Tribal and state management agencies have determined that stocking of small lakes within interconnected waters of the Flathead subbasin with 3-4" hatchery produced fish will, after one to two years of growth, provide recreational angling opportunities for catchable sized trout and help to reduce angling pressure on weak but recoverable native populations of westslope cutthroat and bull trout remaining in the Flathead Lake and River system. Observation of a captive bull trout broodstock has provided valuable knowledge of cultural requirements and broodstock performance that may be applied once the bull trout recovery plan is in place. Use of hatcheries as a bull trout genetic refugia or for supplementation in recovery efforts is a possibility. Bull trout eggs that Creston has supplied to research partners have been used in a variety of studies that have increased our knowledge of the fish which may help the recovery effort.
Biological Data: The CSKT conducts extensive creel and angler census, along with population surveys, on the stocked lakes. Montana FWP uses postal angler surveys to determine success, and periodic sampling to determine fish population status in lakes they manage. The USFWS has gathered info on bull trout incubating and hatching needs, as well as feeds and feeding techniques and cover requirements, seasonal thyroid hormone changes, success as a predator in a closed basin, nonreproducing lake, and brood fish fecundity and successful spawning techniques. Other researchers have investigated susceptibility to whirling disease; toxicity of heavy metals, dioxin and PCB; temperature requirements for growth and survival; competition with brook trout; hybridization with dolley varden; and adequacy of NMFS screening criteria.

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
1993 Initiate 5-year kokanee stocking and monitoring program
1993 Initiate bull trout experimental hatchery development and research
1995 Develop kokanee broodstock
1997 Initiate offsite westslope cutthroat and rainbow trout stocking
1997 Initiate bull trout experimental broodstock development
1997 Develop Sekokini Springs Natural Rearing Facility fish culture program
1998 Evaluate success of kokanee program

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Produce native westslope cutthroat trout at Creston NFH. a. Acquire eggs and produce up to 100,000 - 3" hatchery cutthroat. ongoing $ 51,988  
1 b. Stock fish to offsite mitigation waters as requested by management agencies (CKST and MFWP). ongoing $ 17,329  
2. Produce rainbow trout at Creston NFH. a. Acquire eggs and produce up to 100,000 - 3" rainbow trout. ongoing $ 38,124  
2 b. Stock rainbows for offsite mitigation to CSKT managed closed basin waters. ongoing $ 13,863  
3. Develop experimental techniques for hatchery culture of bull trout. a. Continue experimental evaluation of bull trout broodstock. ongoing $ 29,460  
3 b. Provide bull trout eggs and fry for research purposes. ongoing $ 22,528  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$189,361 $195,042 $178,491 $183,845

Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

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Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1.95 $ 81,408
Fringe $ 21,935
Supplies Fish feed, oxygen, hatchery equipment, office supplies, vehicle o&m, gasoline, electricity, etc $ 37,000
Travel 2 employees to the Northwest Fish Culture Conference. $ 1,700
Indirect USFWS overhead (22%) $ 31,249
Total Itemized Budget $173,292

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $173,292
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $173,292
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $405,000
% change from forecast -57.2%

Reason for change in estimated budget

A 4th objective proposed in the FY2000 budget and approved by CBFWA and the ISRP (Lake McDonald non-native trout removal) was disallowed for funding by the NWPPC at a Dec. 1999 meeting

Reason for change in scope

Remaining three objectives are unchanged

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Operations and maintenance $178,491 $183,845 $189,361 $195,042
Total Outyear Budgets $178,491 $183,845 $189,361 $195,042

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

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