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
Strm Survey, Htchry, Hab Improv, Mntr Coeur D

BPA project number   9004400

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Coeur d'Alene Tribe

Sponsor type   ID-Tribe

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameKelly Lillingreen
 Mailing addressCouer d'Arlene Tribe
Tribal Headquarters
Route 1
Plummer, ID 83851
 Phone208/686-5302

BPA technical contact   Tom Morse, EWN 503/230-3694

Biological opinion ID   None

NWPPC Program number   10.8B.4

Short description
Implement habitat restoration and other fishery enhancement measures on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation. These include: habitat restoration, purchase of critical watershed areas, educational outreach program, develop interim tribal harvest opportunities, construction/operation of hatchery and a five-year monitoring program to evaluate program effectiveness.

Project start year   1990    End year   2009

Start of operation and/or maintenance   2005

Project development phase   Planning

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects

Project history
This project was started as a mitigation subsitution project. Resident fisheries improvements were to be subsituted for lost anadromous salmon resources.

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers
Draft baseline report.

Management implications

Specific measureable objectives
These can be found in Section 10.8.B of the NPPC's program. Section 10.8.B includes the following information:
1. Enhance and protect fish habitat on Alder, Benewah, Evans and Lake creeks to achieve interim 25%, 60% and final 75% habitat improvements targets. (see tables in NPPC's program)
2. Stock 25,000 rainbow trout in ponds developed or to be developed.
3. Achieve harvest and escapement targets as outlined in section 10.8.B of the NPPC Fish and Wildlife Program for westslope cutthroat trout over a twelve year period.
4. Achieve minimum viable populations of bull trout within reservation waters.

Testable hypothesis
1. Restoration will provide increases in usable fish habitat and increase population levels of westslope cutthroat and bull trout.
2. Habitat recovery alone will not be sufficient to rebuild westslope cutthroat and bull trout populations to sustainable harvest levels.
3. Supplementation will achieve harvest and escapement tarets within specified time frames (as outlined in Council's program).
4. Trout ponds will reduce pressure on wild stocks of adfluvial westslope cutthroat trout, and provide interim harvest opportunities.

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
1. Land-owner participation is adequate to achieve restoration goals.
2. Extinction is preventable.
3. Habitat restoration will promote species recovery.
4. Sustainable harvest can be achieved and maintained.
5. Suitable pond locations and quantities exist for stocking.
6. Land-owners are willing to sell critical watershed areas.

Methods

Brief schedule of activities
1997: Complete hatchery planning process. Continue habitat restoration projects on Lake and Benewah creeks. Continue implementing an educational outreach program. Continue implementation of the trout pond stocking program.
1998-1999: Construct hatchery/begin supplementation efforts. Same as above.
1999-2005: Complete restoration activities. Continue supplementation efforts (as well as monitor effectiveness of the supplementation efforts). If trout stocks have rebuilt to allow escapement and harvest targets in 2001, discountinue trout pond stocking program.
2002-2006: Five year monitoring program.

Biological need

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation

Risks

Monitoring activity
A habitat and fish population monitoring program is planned for this program. It will be initiated at the time when approximately 70 percent of the habitat work in a stream is completed. Baseline monitoring of the fish that move between Lake Coeur d'Alene and the target streams will be continued.

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
1990: 172,831
1991: 0
1992: 92,857
1993: 156,840
1994: 517,690
1995: 7,118
1996: 501,868
Obligation: 501,868
Authorized: 500,000
Planned: 505,151
1997: 764,800
1998: 1,512,000
1999: 918,000
2000: 726,000
2001: 417,000

* 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   Resident Fish

Recommendation    Tier 1 - fund

Recommended funding level   $764,800

BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget)   $764,800