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
Assess Tech to Improve Measurement Capabilities & Passage Survival

BPA project number   9207100

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
U.S. Department of Energy

Sponsor type   WA-Federal Agency

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameDr. Thomas J. Carlson/Tim D. Scheibe
 Mailing addressPacific Northwest Laboratory
P.O. Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
 Phone509/376-7875

BPA technical contact   Pat Poe, EWI 503/230-4043

Biological opinion ID   NMFS BO RPA 11,12,13f,14,15 and 22

NWPPC Program number   3.2

Short description
Provides Research/Technical Assistance/Program Support for assessment and application of new and/or improved technologies to improve fish bypass, measurement and M&E capabilities, and regional dissemination of fish and wildlife information to improve the survival of salmon and steelhead through the Columbia River hydropower system.

Project start year   1992    End year   

Start of operation and/or maintenance   

Project development phase   Implementation

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
Project 9207101 - "Applications of Sound To Modify Fish Behavior"
Project 9207102 - "Technical Assistance For Juvenile And Adult Migrant Monitoring Facilities"
Project 9207103 - "Technical Assistance To Establish Environmental Mnitoring Capability In The Snake River Basin"
Project 9207104 - "Network-Based World-Wide Web Information Infrastructure"
Project 9207100 represents the initial master project established with Battelle from which the above 4 separate Task Orders were issued. Presently Project 9207100 represents a placeholder for technical assistance in this program area; "Assessment of New and Improved Technologies to Improve Measurement Capabilities and Passage Survival Through the Columbia River System."

Project history
This project was initiated in 1992 to address Salmon Strategy Action Numbers 3.7B.7 (explore promising new approaches to fish bypass technologies, such as the use of sound to guide fish) and 7.2 and to give requested technical support to Projects 8331900, 9008000 and 9102800. Presently this project (Project 9207100) is comprised of four separate task orders issued under 8611800 Master Task Order Agreement: Task Order No. 49432 - Project 9207101 "Perform comprehensive technical review of sound effects on fish behavior and implement a sound effects technology to the extent applicable for desirable fish behavior modification"; Task Order No. 05733 - Project 9207103 "Technical assistance to establish baseline environmental monitoring capability in the Snake River Basin;" Task Order No. 06298 - Project 9207102 "Technical assistance for research, development and implementation of juvenile and adult monitoring facilities within Columbia River Basin;" Task Order 38572 - Project 9207104 "Technical assistance in establishing network based information system to improve exchange of real-time research and monitoring information on fish passage." These Task Orders address improving monitoring and evaluation capabilities by exploring/developing/implementing new technologies and measurement tools for application and evaluations of Fish and Wildlife Program actions with emphasis on improving mainstem fish protection and survival.

Biological results achieved
See information entered for Projects 9207101, 9207102, 9207103 and 9207104.

Annual reports and technical papers
See information entered for Projects 9207101, 9207102, 9207103 and 9207104.

Management implications
See information entered for Projects 9207101, 9207102, 9207103 and 9207104.

Specific measureable objectives
See information entered for Projects 9207101, 9207102, 9207103 and 9207104.

Testable hypothesis
See information entered for Projects 9207101, 9207102, 9207103 and 9207104.

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
See information entered for Projects 9207101, 9207102, 9207103 and 9207104.

Methods
See information entered for Projects 9207101, 9207102, 9207103 and 9207104.

Brief schedule of activities
See information entered for Projects 9207101, 9207102, 9207103 and 9207104.

Biological need
See information entered for Projects 9207101, 9207102, 9207103 and 9207104.

Critical uncertainties
See information entered for Projects 9207101, 9207102, 9207103 and 9207104.

Summary of expected outcome
Improved measurement capabilities for monitoring and evaluation under the adaptive management framework and improved passage survival through the Columbia River hydrosystem. See further information entered under Projects 9207101, 9207102, 9207103 and 9207104.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
See information entered for Projects 9207101, 9207102, 9207103 and 9207104.

Risks
See information entered for Projects 9207101, 9207102, 9207103 and 9207104.

Monitoring activity
See information entered for Projects 9207101, 9207102, 9207103 and 9207104.

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:

* 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 3 - do not fund