Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199800200

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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 Snake River Native Salmonid Assessment
BPA Project Proposal Number 199800200
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Business acronym (if appropriate) IDFG
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Kevin Meyer
Mailing Address 1414 East Locust Lane
City, State, Zip Nampa, ID 83686
Phone 2084658404
Fax 2084658434
E-mail kmeyer@idfg.state.id.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Steve Yundt
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Upper Snake
Subbasin Upper Snake
 
Short Description Investigate population status and trends, life histories, habitat needs, limiting factors, and threats to persistence of native salmonids in the Snake River and tributaries upstream of Hell's Canyon Dam in Idaho, and implement recovery/protection plans.
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: Expected outcomes from this project will be activities that result in recovery, protection, and long-term persistence of native salmonids in the middle and upper Snake River provinces.
Biological Data: Currently there is very little data available to evaluate biological outcomes. The purpose of the first phase of this project is to obtain biological data to evaluate the current status of native salmonids in order to assess which populations are currently strong or at risk of extinction. Based on the inventorying phase, recovery strategies can be formulated and implemented, and subsequent monitoring will be able to assess whether the expected biological outcomes were achieved.


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
98 Conducted basin-wide population surveys for bull trout and redband trout in the 52 headwater tributaries of the North Fork Payette and Weiser river drainages.
98 Conducted bull trout spawning surveys in selected portions of the upper Boise River subbasin in an effort to identify critical spawning habitat and establish a baseline for future trend analysis.
9899 Collected data for two years on the effectiveness of a brook trout removal project in a tributary in the Boise River subbasin in an effort to increase bull trout numbers.
9899 Coordinated with BLM, USFS, private consultants, University of Wyoming, and IDFG regional biologists to obtain available information in the middle and upper Snake River provinces, to share data, avoid data duplication, etc.
99 Conducted basin-wide population surveys for bull trout, redband trout, and redband trout in 186 tributaries in several subbasins in the middle and upper Snake River provinces.
99 Determined the age structure, maturity, sex ratio, and other demographic for several populations of redband trout and cutthroat trout in tributaries in the middle and upper Snake River provinces to assess at what age and size they become spawners.
99 Collected genetic samples from several redband trout and cutthroat trout populations to characterize the purity of those populations.


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
Coordinate with other entities and ongoing projects. Conduct literature searches to determine what kinds of similar population assessments have been performed elsewhere, their findings and recommendations, any available published data, etc. 14 $ 7,893  
Coordinate with IDFG regional staff, BLM, USFS, DEQ, tribal organizations, and others to determine where sufficient sampling has occurred to avoid data duplication and prioritize field work. 14 $ 3,946  
Based on results from first two tasks of this objective, prioritize sampling locations and develop workplan for FY2001. 14 $ 1,316  
Assess the current status, life history traits, limiting factors, and threats to persistence of native salmonids in the middle and upper Snake River provinces. Use electrofishing and snorkeling to estimate presence/absence and abundance of salmonids at 200 sites per year. 4 $142,293  
Identify, describe, and measure habitat characteristics at the fish sampling sites. 4 $ 31,572  
Analyze the effect habitat variables have on salmonid distribution and density using logic analysis and multiple regression. 4 $ 10,392  
Compile fish and habitat data into a Basin-wide Native Salmonid Database. Enter data (and quality check entry) into database, add available data from other agencies, and share data with IDFG regional managers and other agencies that they can use in GIS analysis, etc. 4 $ 40,428  
Determine genetic composition of salmonids from 10-15 representative or most important streams per year. Collect and preserve fins samples from purported native salmonid populations for mtDNA testing. 4 $ 2,469  
Send samples to lab for analysis. 4 $ 15,372 x
Use results to identify pure and introgressed populations to assist in developing recovery and protection plans. 14? $ 263  
Assess whether, in the next five years, a concerted brook trout removal effort in a small stream can increase bull trout numbers to a density of 15 fish/km. Participate in multi-agency effort to remove brook trout with removal-depletion electrofishing over 10 km of stream above a man-made barrier. 2 $ 2,901  
Calculate densities of trout and removal efficiencies of brook trout to assess the recovery of native redband and bull trout and effectiveness of the removal effort. 2 $ 2,496  
Determine age, mortality, growth, sex ratio, age-at-maturity, and fecundity of brook trout to assess the compensatory capacity of any remaining brook trout that we failed to remove. 2 $ 2,496  
If bull trout re-introduction is implemented by the South West Native Fish Watershed Advisory Group, monitor the success of their re-establishment to bolster the existing population. 2 $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$320,000 $290,000 $305,000 $276,000


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: 2.1 $143,821
Fringe $ 43,721
Supplies $ 7,110
Travel $ 16,243
Capital $ 37,570
Subcontractor Genetic analysis; Matt Powell $ 15,372
Total Itemized Budget $263,837


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $263,837
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $263,837
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $250,000
% change from forecast 5.5%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Needed more summer help to complete fish and habitat sampling across middle and upper Snake River provinces in timeframe originally outlined.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Construction/implementation $276,000 $290,000 $305,000 $320,000
Total Outyear Budgets $276,000 $290,000 $305,000 $320,000
 

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
$263,837
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$230,000
Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$320,806
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$320,806
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$320,806
Sponsor (IDFG) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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