Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 200005500

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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

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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Enhanced Conservation Enforcement for Fish & Wildlife, Watersheds of the Nez Perce
BPA Project Proposal Number 200005500
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Adam Villavicencio
Mailing Address Beavergrade Road & Main, P.O. Box 305
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088437143
Fax 2088437148
E-mail adamv@nezperce.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Silas Whitman
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
 
Short Description Increase conservation law enforcement (CE) protection of fish, wildlife, critical habitats and other natural resources within watersheds managed by the Nez Perce Tribe. The CE program will be coordinated with all of the NPT resource enhancement projects.
Target Species


Project Location

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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

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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: Expected direct biological outcomes include: (1) Increased passage survival of adult salmonids during their upstream migration through the Columbia River to the spawning areas of the Upper Snake River tributaries -- with an emphasis in the tributary areas under NPT jurisdiction & comanagement; (2) Increased protection of tributary habitats of anadromous salmonids that are essential for passage, reproduction, and rearing -- including the adult/juvenile migration corridor; and (3) Increased life cycle survival of depleted species of endemic resident fish (e.g., bull trout, redband trout, cutthroat trout and white sturgeon) and protection of their essential habitats. Based on police science principles, we believe that the following public awareness outcomes will also translate into enhanced fish survival: (a) Increased public awareness of problems associated with illegal take and habitat degradation, (b) increased public participation in reporting and deterring violations; (c) Increased deterrence for criminals and the general public in violating laws and rules and (d) improved voluntary compliance with state, tribal and federal fish and wildlife protection laws.
Biological Data: 1. Historical baseline NPT fisheries/conservation law enforcement input/output/outcome data; 2. Historical juvenile and adult salmonid passage, adult salmonid radiotracking data, and Columbia River fishery harvest data; 3. Historical Columbia Basin adult salmon tributary escapement, hatchery rack returns, and inter-dam conversion rate data; 4. Historical Upper Snake, Rapid River and Clearwater River hatchery returns, fishery harvest and spawning escapement data; 5. Historical critical habitat and adult/juvenile salmonid passage facility data; 6. Historical resident fish & wildlife population status and trend data; 7. Current year NPT fisheries/conservation law enforcement input/output/outcome data; 8. Current year juvenile and adult salmonid passage, adult salmonid radiotracking data; and Columbia River fishery harvest data; 9. Current year adult salmon tributary escapement, hatchery rack returns, and inter-dam conversion rate data; 10. Current year Upper Snake, Rapid River and Clearwater River hatchery returns, fishery harvest and spawning escapement data; 11. Current year critical habitat and adult/juvenile salmonid passage facility data; and 12. Current year resident fish & wildlife population status and trend data.


CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: Project ID changed from 199202409 to 200005500 per notification by BPA in their comments on this review cycle. ANL 1/16/03
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
2000 This is a new project implemented in March 2000; progress will be documented in Quarterly reports & annual reports.
1991 A related law enforcement demonstration project was funded in 1991 -- for 1992-1997 that resulted in increased protection of depleted anadromous salmonid stocks throughout the Columbia basin (refer to Vigg 1991, 1995, 1997; Peters et al 1997).
1996 Tribal Needs Assessment (Vigg and Stevens 1996) documented need for conservation enforcement in NPT jurisdiction. Successful formation of fisheries enforcement program, fielded uniformed tribal officers for the first time in tribal history.
1997 In the mainstem Zone 6 increased effort resulted in deterrence -- from 1992 thru 1997 tribal arrests decreased by 59%. Tribal gillnet, setline and hoopnet seizures have decreased by 63%. From 1991 through 1997, patrol effort (patrol hrs) increased 70%.
1997 Tribal enforcement of conservation laws regarding harvest of resident fish, wildlife, and their habitats carried out for the first time by this programs officers throughout NPT jurisdiction.
1998 Training was provided on basic conservation enforcement procedures, timber theft investigations, environmental law enforcement, and Endangered Species Act.
1999 The Nez Perce Tribe maintained interim conservation law enforcement protection when enhanced enforcement funding was cut by the Northwest Power Planning Council.


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
Objective 1. Adaptively manage the NPT fisheries conservation enforcement project by making changes to the BPA performance plan, enforcement strategic plan, and evaluation study design - based on M&E results. Task 1.1. Revise the BPA statement of work and performance plan for FY 2002 -- based on the results of the M&E component during 2000-2001 implementation {see Objective 2 for implementation phase}. Annual update - 5 FY $ 1,720 x
Task 1.2. Update the NPT enforcement approach and tributary enforcement strategic plan to respond to opportunities for FY 2002 project improvement -- based on the results of the M&E component during 2000-2001 {see Objective 6 implementation phase}. Annual update - 5 FY $ 1,290 x
Task 1.3. Refine performance measures that best fit NPT fish, wildlife & habitat CE application and revise M&E study design, as needed - based on the results of the M&E component during 2000-2001 {see Objective 6 for implementation phase}. Annual update - 5 FY $ 1,290 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 4,978 $ 5,227 $ 4,515 $ 4,741


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Objective 2. Provide enhanced enforcement of laws & rules for the protection of anadromous fish, resident fish, wildlife, and their habitats with an emphasis on depleted populations on the Nez Perce reservation and Treaty lands, including ESA stocks. Task 2.1. Increase the level of law enforcement officers (6 Full Time Equivalents, FTE) in the field. Ongoing, 5 FYs $214,153  
Task 2.2. Provide necessary basic training of fisheries enforcement personnel relative to Tribal-specific and basin-wide enforcement responsibilities. Ongoing, 5 FYs $ 30,593  
Task 2.3 Seek opportunities to increase cooperative enforcement efforts over previous levels - especially patrols, surveillance, inter-agency task forces, & public awareness during anadromous salmonid runs on the Nez Perce Reservation and Treaty lands. Ongoing, 5 FYs $ 7,648  
Task 2.4. Seek opportunities to increase cooperative enforcement efforts over previous levels - (as in Task 2.3) for protection of resident fish in tributary subbasins, and provide inter-tribal support throughout the Columbia Basin. Ongoing, 5 FYs $ 7,648  
Task 2.5. Seek opportunities to increase cooperative enforcement efforts over previous levels - (as in Task 2.3) for protection of critical habitat of anadromous and resident fish in tributary subbasins, and (if possible given budget constraints) provide Ongoing, 5 FYs $ 7,648  
Task 2.6. Implement an integrated Nez Perce tribal cooperative enforcement operations plan. Ongoing, 5 FYs $ 15,297  
Task 2.7. Develop and implement a task-specific reporting system that will be utilized by Nez Perce fish & wildlife patrol officers as a common methodology for developing enforcement plans and specific strategies to provide increased CE protection. Ongoing, 5 FYs $ 22,945  
Objective 4. Improve cost-effectiveness of fisheries and habitat enforcement efforts via improved coordination within the NPT and with other Columbia Basin enforcement and regulatory agencies through appropriate coordination mechanisms. Ongoing, 5 FYs $ 11,058  
Objective 5. Enhance voluntary compliance of laws and rules to protect Columbia Basin fishes and their critical habitats via increased public involvement and deterrence of illegal activities. Ongoing, 5 FYs $ 11,058  
Objective 6. Maximize the annual and long-term efficacy of enforcement efforts through the development of annual operational and 5-year strategic plans for Nez Perce conservation enforcement. Ongoing, 5 FYs $ 14,744  
Objective 8. Enhance Nez Perce prosecution success rate by increased levels of technical and legal support of tribal and federal prosecution processes relative to fisheries cases made as a result of the increased CE effort within the NPT jurisdiction. Ongoing, 5 FYs $ 25,801  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$426,692 $448,027 $387,022 $406,373


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Objective 3. Operate and maintain patrol vehicles, boats, aircraft flights, equipment, and facilities to provide for full time (7x24x365) enforcement readiness and effectiveness. Ongoing, 5 FYs $ 66,569  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 77,062 $ 80,915 $ 69,897 $ 73,392


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Objective 7. Maximize the accountability of the enhanced law enforcement program and achievement of results for the protection of fish & wildlife and their critical habitats via M&E of the efficacy of the program in terms of performance criteria. Task 7.1. Develop performance standards and specific quantitative and qualitative criteria to objectively measure achievement of results. Ongoing, 5 FYs $ 3,907 x
Task 7.2. Collect and summarize fishery & enforcement statistics using a consistent scientifically valid methodology, and document the results of the enhanced law enforcement program. Ongoing, 5 FYs $ 7,814 x
Task 7.3. Conduct & document integral independent scientific evaluations of the efficacy of enhanced NPT fishery / conservation enforcement efforts within the Nez Perce Tribes jurisdiction. Ongoing, 5 FYs $ 14,326 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 30,153 $ 31,660 $ 27,349 $ 28,717


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Subcontractor Steven Vigg & Company $ 4,300
Personnel FTE: 6.0 $209,166
Fringe @ 27.0% $ 56,475
Supplies $ 12,852
Travel $ 8,568
Indirect @22.9% $ 68,680
Capital $ 12,852
Indirect $ 12,404
Other Operate and maintain patrol vehicles, boats, aircraft flights, equipment, and facilities. $ 54,165
Subcontractor Steven Vigg & Company, CE Evaluation $ 26,047
Total Itemized Budget $465,509


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $465,509
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $465,509
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $446,497
% change from forecast 4.3%


Reason for change in estimated budget

It is within a reasonable range of variation; projected fringe and overhead rates changed for FY2001 and officer salary increases are expected.


Reason for change in scope

N/A


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 4,515 $ 4,741 $ 4,978 $ 5,227
Construction/implementation $387,022 $406,373 $426,692 $448,027
Operations and maintenance $ 69,897 $ 73,392 $ 77,062 $ 80,915
Monitoring and evaluation $ 27,349 $ 28,717 $ 30,153 $ 31,660
Total Outyear Budgets $488,783 $513,223 $538,885 $565,829
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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