Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199700900

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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 Evaluate Rebuilding the White Sturgeon Population in the Lower Snake Basin
BPA Project Proposal Number 199700900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Michael A. Tuell
Mailing Address P. O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088437320
Fax 2088437310
E-mail miket@nezperce.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Silas Whitman
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Mainstem Snake
 
Short Description Evaluate the need for and identify potential measures to protect and restore white sturgeon between Hells Canyon and Lower Granite dams to obtain a sustainable annual harvest of 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: Identifying the current health and status of the white sturgeon population between Hells Canyon and Lower Granite Dams, including the major tributaries (Clearwater and Salmon Rivers). Identifying and characterizing reproductive and early life history of white sturgeon and the habitat used for spawning and rearing by white sturgeon between Hells Canyon and Lower Granite Dams. Characterizing the life history and population dynamics of subadult and adult white sturgeon between Hells Canyon and Lower Granite Dams. Identifying changes in abundance, and age structure over the last 25 years.
Biological Data: Population characteristics such as length, weight and age frequency distributions. Population abundance and growth models. Population distribution and movement patterns. Spawning behavior, timing, location and habitat characteristic associated with spawning events. Rearing habitat characterization.


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
1996 Upper Snake River White Sturgeon Biological Assessment
1997 NPT White Sturgeon Multi-Year Research Plan
1997 Annual report
1998 Annual Report
1999 Initiated white sturgeon telemetry study
1999 Initiated white sturgeon egg recovery study
2000 Hosted regional white sturgeon research coordination conference
2000 Initiated white sturgeon young-of-the-year sampling study


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

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Evaluate the need for and identify potential actions for protecting and restoring populations to mitigate for effects of hydropower on white sturgeon productivity. a. Conduct a biological assessment. Completed (Carmichael et. al. 1997) 1996-1997 $ 0  
2. Determine the status and characteristics ( reproductive and early life history of the Snake River white sturgeon population between Hells Canyon and Lower Granite Dams, including the major tributaries (Clearwater and Salmon rivers). a. Estimate white sturgeon abundance throughout entire study area and determine if there has been any marked change in abundance or age structure of the population over the last 25 years. 1997-2001 $288,811  
b. Identify spawning behavior and movements of gravid females and mature males before, during, and after spawning. Identify spawning locations. 1999-2002 $ 14,294  
c. Verify spawning activities, timing, and locations. 1999-2002 $ 18,938  
d. Determine distribution/movements of fish, abundance of various age classes of white sturgeon per reach throughout the system and determine life history characteristics to be used in modeling population dynamics. 1999-2002 $ 33,142  
3. Determine habitat used for spawning and rearing of white sturgeon in the Snake River between Lower Granite and Hells Canyon Dams, including major tributaries (Clearwater and Salmon Rivers). a. Describe environmental conditions at locations where sub-adult and adult fish are captured in conjunction with tasks 1.1, 1.2, and 1.4. 1997-2002 $ 23,673  
4. Coordination with fisheries co-managers and funding entities and dissemination of information. a. Attendance of regional white sturgeon technical/management meetings. 1996-2017 $ 14,115  
b. Data compilation and report writing. 1996-2003 $ 80,488  
5. Develop an adaptive management plan. a. Fully assess the risks associated with mitigative actions using information collected. 2002-2003 $ 0  
b. Make recommendations for implementation of mitigative action(s). 2003 $ 0  
c. Develop an implementation, evaluation and monitoring plan. 2003 $ 0  
6. Restore population to provide an annual sustainable harvest of 5 kg/ha/yr. a. Implementation of mitigative action(s). 2004-2014 $ 0  
b. Evaluate and monitor effectiveness of action(s) by quantifying changes in population. 2014-2017 $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$250,000 $500,000 $250,000 $250,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

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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: 8 $243,752
Fringe $ 55,929
Supplies $ 33,446
Travel $ 26,100
Indirect @26.6% $ 95,554
Capital $ 0
NEPA $ 0
Subcontractor telemetry flights $ 18,680
Total Itemized Budget $473,461


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $473,461
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $473,461
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $410,000
% change from forecast 15.5%


Reason for change in estimated budget

The indirect cost for FY2001 increased 3.2% increase. A more accurate calculation of fringe resulted in a 2.8 % increase. Salary increased by 9.4% because we upgraded the field crew to technicians.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Construction/implementation $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 $500,000
Total Outyear Budgets $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 $500,000
 

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
$473,461
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$410,000
Comment:
Rationale: Budget increase inappropriate in this review.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$284,350
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 0
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 0
Sponsor (Nez Perce Tribe - Lapwai) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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