Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199404900

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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
No documents associated with this request


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Improve the Kootenai River Ecosystem
BPA Project Proposal Number 199404900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
Business acronym (if appropriate) KTOI
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Charlie Holderman
Mailing Address P.O. Box 1269
City, State, Zip Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Phone 2082673620
Fax 2082671131
E-mail cholderman@kootenai.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Sue Ireland
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Columbia
Subbasin Kootenai
 
Short Description Identify the best management strategies to enhance aquatic biota in the Kootenai River Ecosystem and recover native species assemblages across multiple trophic levels (e.g. zooplankton, mayflies, kokanee salmon, redband trout, white sturgeon).
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: - Empirical validation of biotic and abiotic factors limiting biological productivity - Increased biomass and abundance of indicator fish and invertebrate species - Restoration of natural ecosystem functions and complexity - Restoration of native species abundance and biodiversity
Biological Data: Biomass, abundance, and index of diversity data from native fish and invertebrate species Primary and secondary productivity data (algal accrual rates, nutrient transport, and ecosystem metabolism data) Baseline water quality data (organic and inorganic nutrients, metals data; river hydrographic, thermographic and stage data)


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
2000 PUBLICATIONS (1996-PRESENT)
2000 Holderman, C. E. 2000. A field experiment to assess white sturgeon egg development and hatching success in the Kootenai River. In prep. Kootenai Tribe of Idaho report to Bonneville Power Administration (Contract No. 95BI40364). Portland, OR.
2000 Anders, P.J., D.L. Richards, and M.S. Powell. The first endangered white sturgeon population (Acipenser transmontanus):Repercussions in an altered large-river-floodplain ecosystem. In Prep.
1999 Korman, J. and C.W. Walters. 1999. Summary of the Kootenai River adaptive environmental assessment modeling exercise. Ecometric Research, Inc. and University of British Columbia. Vancouver, B.C. Prepared for the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho.
1999 Century West Inc. Comprehensive Water Quality Monitoring Plan for the Kootenai River Basin, in British Columbia, Montana, and Idaho.
1999 Bauer, S. B. 1999. Kootenai River Water Quality Summary 1997/1998. Boise, ID. Prepared for Kootenai Tribe of Idaho.
1999 (1996-Present) Contributions to: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1999. Recovery plan for the Kootenai River white sturgeon. Region 1. Portland, OR
1998 EcoAnalysts, Inc. 1998. Stream habitat survey of Long Canyon, Parker, and Trout Creeks: Tributaries to the Kootenai River, Idaho, with special consideration of kokanee spawning habitat and enhancement potential. Moscow, ID. Prep. for Kootenai Tribe.
1998 EcoAnalysts, Inc. 1998. Stream biota survey of Long Canyon, Parker, and Trout Creeks: Tributaries to the Kootenai River, Idaho, with emphasis on macroinvertebrate and fish communities. Moscow, ID. Prep. for Kootenai Tribe.
1998 Richards, D.L. 1998. Kootenai River macroinvertebrate investigation. Kootenai Tribe of Idaho report to Bonneville Power Administration (Contract No. 95BI40364). Portland, OR.
1997 Richards, D.L. 1997. Kootenai River biological baseline status report. Kootenai Tribe of Idaho report to Bonneville Power Administration (Contract No. 95BI40364). Portland, OR.
1996 Anders, P.J, and D.L Richards. 1996. Implications of ecosystem collapse on white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) in the Kootenai River, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. Proc. of the Int. Congr. Biol. of Fishes. San Francisco, CA. July 14-18, 1996
DEMONSTRATED RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT CONTRIBUTIONS (1995-PRESENT)
2000 "Ecologically-based long-term systematic monitoring and research plan"
1998 (1998-Present) Analysis of age-class-structure, growth, movements, and fish community dynamics in the lower Kootenai River and its tributaries.
1998 (1998-Present) Analysis of seasonal dietary preferences of non-game fishes in the lower Kootenai River in Idaho.
1997 (1997-Present) Reintroduction of Kootenai subbasin kokanee salmon into lower Kootenai River tributaries in Idaho.
1996 (1996-Present) Development and use of Adaptive Environmental Assessment process to identify and prioritize ecosystem restoration and management strategies.
1996 (1996-Present) Development and use of Adaptive Environmental Assessment model, resulting in identification of factors limiting ecosystem productivity and biodiversity.
1995 (1995-Present) Collection of fisheries, water quality and limnological field data and subsequent baseline datasets for Kootenai River and its tributaries.
INTERAGENCY COOPERATION
2000 (1996-Present) Formation of the International Kootenai River Ecosystem Restoration Team (IKRERT) (an international, inter-agency research and management team) to develop and guide ecosystem restoration research and management.


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. Initiate NEPA permiting process to accommodate Kootenai River ecosytem restoration research, monitoring and management activities. Provide all required NEPA documentation. 2 $ 10,000 x
2. Test the feasibility of a Kootenai River controlled nutrient addition experiment 2a. Design, implementation, and refinement of comprehensive, multi-trophic level monitoring program. 3 $ 5,000  
3. Develop large-scale nutrient addition experiment to compensate for nutrient limitation identified by Task 2. 3a. Design, implement, and evaluate experimental large-scale controlled nutrient addition experiment. 5 $ 25,000  
4. Develop baseline investigation/inventory of near-river wetland habitats 4a. Review literature and perform small scale studies to determine the relationship and relative importance of backwater-slough habitat within the Kootenai River ecosystem. 3 $ 10,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 60,000 $ 64,000 $ 53,000 $ 57,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
None for FY 2001 $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2003
$ 50,000 $ 50,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
None for FY 2001 $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2003
$250,000 $250,000 $200,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Monitor fish community dynamics at index sites on the mainstem Kootenai River 1a. Late summer, night-time electrofishing of near-shore, feeding-zone habitats 5 $ 11,781  
1b. Gill netting of deepwater habitats 5 $ 11,781  
1c. Beach seining of shallow water habitats 5 $ 11,781  
2. Monitor fish community dynamics at index sites on selected tributaries of the Kootenai River 2a. Derive fish community composition and relative abundance by snorkeling techniques 5 $ 10,412  
2b. Derive fish community composition and relative abundance by backpack electrofishing techniques 5 $ 10,412  
3. Monitor macroinvertebrate community dynamics within the mainstem Kootenai River as part of a pre-nutrient enhancement decision 3a. Deploy macroinvertebrate samplers during the biologically productive months at sites within representative reaches of the Kootenai River from Libby Dam to Porthill, Idaho 3 $ 33,927  
3b. Do monthly field collections of macroinvertebrate samplers 3 $ 33,927  
3c. Clean and sort macroinvertebrate samples in the laboratory, and prepare for identification 3 $ 33,927  
3d. Macroinvertebrate taxonomy and community dynamics analysis 3 $ 25,000 x
4. Monitor primary productivity, algal community composition, and test nutrient addition effects on these parameters 4a. Perform detailed mesocom analysis within key reaches of the Kootenai River in Montana and Idaho 2 $ 25,000 x
5. Monitor key water quality parameters at mainstem Kootenai River sites as part of pre-nutrient enhancement decision 5a. Take monthly water quality samples during the biologically productive months within key reaches of the Kootenai River in Montana and Idaho, and B.C. 3 $ 4,600  
5b. Ship water quality samples to certified lab for nutrient and chemical analysis 3 $ 5,400  
6. Evaluate aquatic biota community dynamics and productivity of backwater-slough habitats adjacent to the lower Kootenai River ? 6a. Derive fish community composition and relative abundance by gill netting and hook and line techniques 2 $ 6,795  
6b. Derive macroinvertebrate abundance and species composition information by various techniques 2 $ 6,795  
6c. Sample zooplankton abundance and species composition by plankton towing techniques 2 $ 6,795  
7. Evaluate physical and biological parameters of selected lower Kootenai River tributaries 7a. Perform stream habitat and biota inventories by various techniques 5 $ 35,000 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
$309,000 $325,000 $286,000 $296,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 3; 1 PTE (24 hr/wk) $ 15,000
Fringe 33 % of personnel $ 5,049
Supplies Approx. 2 % of total $ 1,125
Travel IKRERT annual meeting, related workshops & symposiums $ 8,000
Indirect 54 % of personnel & fringe $ 10,826
NEPA Initiation of process $ 10,000
Personnel FTE: 3; PTE 1 $ 91,300
Fringe 33% total M&E budget $ 30,129
Supplies Aprox. 2 % total M&E budget $ 6,332
Travel Related workshops, symposiums $ 5,000
Indirect 54 % total M&E budget $ 65,572
Subcontractor Stream Surveys, macroinvertebrate analysis, water chemistry analysis $ 50,000
Other graduate understudy, mesocosm experiment $ 25,000
Total Itemized Budget $323,333


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $323,333
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $323,333
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $325,000
% change from forecast - 0.5%


Reason for change in estimated budget

N/A


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 53,000 $ 57,000 $ 60,000 $ 64,000
Construction/implementation $ 0 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 0
Operations and maintenance $ 0 $200,000 $250,000 $250,000
Monitoring and evaluation $286,000 $296,000 $309,000 $325,000
Total Outyear Budgets $339,000 $603,000 $669,000 $639,000
 

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:
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$323,333
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$273,333
Comment:
Rationale: Budget increase inappropriate in this review. Planning and design of additional work should depend on provincial review

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$1,614,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$1,614,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$1,614,000
Sponsor (Kootenai Tribe Of Idaho) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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