BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal

Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Administrative

Title of project
ESA Recovery Implementation Coordination

BPA project number   5513200

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
CBFWF

Sponsor type   CBFWF

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameBrian Allee
 Mailing addressCBFWA
2501 S.W. First Ave., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97201
 Phone503/326-7031

BPA technical contact   ,

Biological opinion ID   

NWPPC Program number   

Short description
The project is intended to assist with the planning, coordination and facilitation of the implementation of the Proposed Recovery Plan for Snake River Salmon. An essential component is the coordination among the fisheries co-managers and the operating agencies with respect to reservoir operations and the hatchery and other fish and wildlife mitigation programs.

Project start year   1996    End year   

Start of operation and/or maintenance   1997

Project development phase   Implementation

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
Project 8906200 is intended to facilitate decision-making by the fish and wildlife managers relative to the NPPC Program in a similar fashion.

Project history
N/a

Biological results achieved
N/A

Annual reports and technical papers
N/A

Management implications
N/A

Specific measureable objectives
Schedule meetings and arrange for meeting facilities, notify participants, prepare and disseminate agendas, meeting summaries, and facilitate meetings when appropriate.

Maintain participant data base information to facilitate distribution of materials. Coordinate committee Chair assignments with NMFS and or appropriate participating entity.

Prepare and coordinate generation of content and format of the monthly Restoration Implementation calendar and newsletter on implementation progress and upcoming meetings of interest. Distribute to participants and interested parties.

Facilitate the Budget Allocation Teams and make recommendations on expenditures for the anadromous and wildlife fish programs, and the wildlife programs.

Testable hypothesis
N/A

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
N/A

Methods
N/A

Brief schedule of activities
Facilitate the communication on issues and concerns related to policy and implementation among the fish and wildlife managers, operating agencies, program planning and funding organizations and others.

Coordinate logistic arrangements for EC, IT, SCT, BAT, ACT, RRT, and GBDTWG meetings. Make appropriate conference room and audio facilities reservations, format and distribute agendas, meeting summary notes and supporting documents within prescribed time allowances. Maintain master lists of committees for various mailing and facsimilie distributions and coordinate committee chair assignments with NMFS and/or other appropriate participating entities.

Chair, facilitate and coordinate activities of the Budget Allocation Team meetings on anadromous, resident and wildlife expenditure recommendations under the $435 million allocation cap of BPA.

Arrange conference calls, agendas, and required material as needed to address issues of concern to the fish and wildlife managers.

Establish ad hoc committees and provide staff support to address technical questions and concerns as directed by the IT.

Prepare Restoration Implementation calendar and Restoration Implementation newsletter and provide electronic accessability of agendas, meeting summaries, calendar and newletter information to fish and wildlife managers, operating agencies and others.

Attend meetings as required by fish and wildlife managers and the Recovery Plan Implementation/ Program direction.

Facilitate information sharing/dissemination among staff, fish and wildlife managers, operating agencies and/or other external organizations, groups or individuals as necessary with regard to issues of concern to the fish and wildlife managers and consituent groups.

Coordinate with the various committee chairs to develop a schedule and milestone dates to ensure the schedule of activities and specific products defined in this statement of work are measurably achieved.

Provide planning support for all elements of Recovery Plan implementation.

Biological need
Well-coordinated implementation wiil allow greater efficiency and efforts directed at the most appropriate objectives. The fish and wildlife resources should benefit.

Critical uncertainties
N/A

Summary of expected outcome
Scheduled meetings and necessary arrangements, including facilities, invitations, agendas, meeting summaries, and meeting facilitation when appropriate.

Participant data base to facilitate distribution of materials. Committee Chair assignments

Monthly Restoration Implementation calendar and newsletter on implementation progress and upcoming meetings of interest, distributed to participants and interested parties.
Budget Allocation Teams' recommendations on expenditures for the anadromous, resident fish and wildlife programs.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Cooperation between the efforts proposed here and those undertaken through Project 8906200 will be enhanced by both projects being done by the same contractor, resulting in greater efficiency and effectiveness.

Risks
N/A

Monitoring activity
Some monitoring of project outcome will be done through on-going monitoring of budget expenditures during the year.

Section 3. Budget

Data shown are the total of expense and capital obligations by fiscal year. Obligations for any given year may not equal actual expenditures or accruals within the year, due to carryover, pre-funding, capitalization and difference between operating year and BPA fiscal year.

Historic costsFY 1996 budget data*Current and future funding needs
(none) New project - no FY96 data available 1997: 200,000
1998: 206,000
1999: 212,000
2000: 218,000
2001: 225,000

* For most projects, Authorized is the amount recommended by CBFWA and the Council. Planned is amount currently allocated. Contracted is the amount obligated to date of printout.

Funding recommendations

CBFWA funding review group   System Policy

Recommendation    Tier 1 - fund

Recommended funding level   $200,000

BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget)   $193,000