BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal
Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget
see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations
Title of project
Technical Assistance With the Life Cycle Model
BPA project number 9303701
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Sponsor type OR-Consultant
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Mailing address||Paulsen Environmental Research
10175 SW Barbur Boulevard Suite 302-B
Portland, OR 97219
BPA technical contact Jim Geiselman, EWI 503/230-5732
Biological opinion ID Program Support
NWPPC Program number 3.2F.2
Evaluation of biological impacts of hydro operations through life cycle modeling.
Project start year 1994 End year 2000
Start of operation and/or maintenance
Project development phase Implementation
NMFS Program for Analyzing and Testing Hypotheses (PATH)
ESA listing of Snake River stocks required model development and analysis to estimate adult returns under various hydrosystem operations. The PATH process has identified hypothese to be tested with existing data, and the need for design of monitoring programs for recovery planning. These hypothese will be tested and models modified as needed.
Biological results achieved
Research/modeling project - no specific biological results.
Annual reports and technical papers
Past analyses included in ESA records.
Results are expected to assist NMFS in deciding on alternative actions in recovery planning and in design of monitoring activities to assess the effects of management actions.
Specific measureable objectives
Collect data and perform analyses to help distinguish among hypotheses regarding past effects of hydro operations and habitat condition. Develop methods to monitor effects of future management actions.
PATH has developed lists of specific hypotheses to be tested under this project. See October 1995 PATH report for details.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
1. Comparisons of escapement and recruitment in stocks in good/bad spawning and rearing habitat.
2. Comparisons of upstream and downstream stocks.
3. Comparisons of stocks with different ocean migration patterns.
4. Assessment of future possible management actions in light of results from 1-3, above.
5. Assessment of monitoring activities needed in light of observed (past) variability in escapement and recruitment.
6. No field research anticipated as part of this project.
Brief schedule of activities
1. PATH retrospective results and workshop.
2. PATH prospective (monitoring) results and workshop.
3. Life cycle model analyses of management alternatives.
4. Life cycle model modifications, as needed for specific analyses, specific out-year activities not yet determined, as these will depend on results of 1-4.
More accurate projections of the effects of Recovery Plan actions are needed by NMFS. The project results are intended to help provide these.
Summary of expected outcome
Same as biological objectives.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Results will be reviewed by PATH participants and outside review panel.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
* 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.
CBFWA funding review group System Policy
Recommendation Tier 1 - fund
Recommended funding level $60,000
BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget) $60,000