Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 200000400

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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 Monitor and Protect Bull Trout for Koocanusa Reservoir
BPA Project Proposal Number 200000400
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
BC Environment
Business acronym (if appropriate) BCE
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Bill Westover
Mailing Address 205 Industrial Road G, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
City, State, Zip V1C 6H3
Phone 2504898557
Fax 2504898506
E-mail Bill.Westover@gems4.gov.bc.ca
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Rick Morley, Regional Fish and Wildlife Manager
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Columbia
Subbasin Kootenai
 
Short Description Assess and monitor the status of wild, native spawning populations of bull trout in tributaries to Lake Koocanusa and the upper Kootenay River and to protect these fish from inappropriate reservoir operating regimes and logging practices.
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: Biological outcomes as a result of this project include: long term trend data on the number of bull trout redds in the Wigwam and Skookumchuck drainages; trend data on bull trout fry and juvenile densities and stream habitat conditions on the Wigwam River (pre and during logging). Migration patterns of bull trout in the upper Kootenay River, identification of critical spawning habitats and use of Lake Koocanusa by overwintering upper Kootenay River bull trout will be documented. The magnitude of the bull trout spawning population using Skookumchuck Creek and its biological characteristics will be determined. Over the long term critical habitats will be identified and protected which will assist in maintaining healthy population of bull trout.
Biological Data: Four years of data on the Wigwam River are available to measure and compare biological outcomes including number of bull trout redds, estimated size of spawning population and spawning locations. Bull trout fry and juvenile density will be measured on the Wigwam River and compared to other years (1997) and other systems. Substrate condition (% fines) and habitat suitability will be measured over time. Total bull trout spawning population and its' biological characteristics will be measured at the Skookumchuck fence. Bull trout migration rates and critical habitats (spawning and overwintering) will be measured through radio telemetry.


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 Operated a fence and trap on the Wigwam River and weighed, measured and tagged 862 spawning bull trout.
Radio tagged 10 bull trout in co-operation with Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MDFWP).
Enumerated 512 bull trout redds in the Wigwam drainage.
Ages were determined for forty bull trout and they ranged from 5 to 13 years old.
1997 Operated a fence and trap on the Wigwam River and weighed, measured and tagged 616 spawning bull trout
Radio tagged six bull trout and sonic tagged 10 bull trout in co-operation with MDFWP.
Enumerated 598 bull trout redds in the Wigwam drainage.
Low level color aerial photography of the Wigwam River was completed at a scale of 1:3000.
Bull trout fry and juvenile density and pebble counts were conducted at ten sites.
Temperature data recorders were installed a three locations by MDFWP.
1998 Operated a fence and trap on the Wigwam River and weighed, measured and tagged 821 spawning bull trout.
Radio tagged 10 bull trout in co-operation with MDFWP
Enumerated 679 bull trout redds in the Wigwam drainage
Conducted a creel survey on the lower Elk and Wigwam Rivers. A total of 1,514 anglers caught and released 3,867 cutthroat trout, 648 bull trout and 52 rainbow trout.
McNeil core samples were collected at three permanent stations by MDFWP.
1999 Operated a fence and trap on the Wigwam River and weighed, measured and tagged 978 spawning bull trout.
Enumerated 849 bull trout redds in the Wigwam drainage.
Fecundity estimates were completed for a size range of female bull trout (n = 9).
Completed the second year of a creel survey which was restricted to the lower Elk River from June 15 to July 31 and from October 31 to October 31. An estimated 365 anglers caught and released 450 bull trout and 107 cutthroat trout.
McNeil core samples were collected at three permanent stations by MDFWP.
Crestbrook Forest Industries Ltd. (in conjunction with MoELP) initiated a water quality and quantity monitoring program on the Wigwam River.
A paper (Baxter el al. 1999) was presented at the Ecology and Management of Northwest Salmonids: Bull Trout II Conference (Canmore, Alberta, November 1999) which discuss flow and PIT tag retention rates for Wigwam River bull trout.


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

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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

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Assess and monitor the metapopulation strength of transboundary (British Columbia and Montana) populations of bull trout in the Kootenay River above Libby Dam. a. Enumerate bull trout redds on the Wigwam River and its tributaries. 5 $ 2,000  
1. b. Map (digitize) Wigwam bull trout redds on 1:20,000 Terrain Resource Information Management (TRIM) maps. 5 $ 1,300 x
1. c. Enumerate bull trout redds on Skookumchuck Creek and its tributaries 5 $ 700  
1. d. Map (digitize) Skookumchuck bull trout redds on 1:20,000 TRIM maps. 5 $ 800 x
1. e. Operate a fence and trap on Skookumchuck Creek to enumerate, tag and collect biological data on bull trout. 5 $ 19,200 x
1. f. Track movements of radio tagged bull trout in the Kootenay River upstream of Lake Koocanusa 3 $ 10,000 x
2. Monitor habitat and estimate bull trout fry and juvenile densities at permanent sites on the Wigwam River a. Establish five permanent stations and collect Rosgen and Fish Habitat Assessment data. 5 $ 6,000 x
2. b. Collect and analyze McNeil core samples at three permanent stations. 5 $ 4,000  
2. c. Estimate bull trout fry and juvenile densities. 5 $ 10,000 x
2. d. Link bull trout fry and juvenile densities to spawner escapement and habitat suitability. 5 $ 1,400 x
3. Support Rosgen training for Kootenay Fisheries Specialist. a. Enroll Fisheries Specialist in training courses with Wildlands Hydrology Consultants 3 $ 5,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 60,000 $ 60,000 $ 60,000 $ 60,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Travel Accommodation, meals and gas for vehicles $ 6,700
PIT tags # of tags: 500 $ 1,200
Subcontractor Digitize bull trout redd locations. $ 2,100
Subcontractor Operating fence and trap on Skookumchuck $ 18,000
Subcontractor Aircraft rental for radio tracking $ 10,000
Subcontractor Collecting habitat data and fish densities $ 17,400
Other Training $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $ 60,400


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $ 60,400
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $ 60,400
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $ 60,000
% change from forecast 0.7%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Rounding errors when converting from Canadian to US dollars.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Monitoring and evaluation $ 60,000 $ 60,000 $ 60,000 $ 60,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 60,000 $ 60,000 $ 60,000 $ 60,000
 

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
$ 60,400
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$ 60,400
Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$ 62,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 62,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 62,000
Sponsor (Ministry Of Environment) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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