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
SBT/SPT Joint Culture Facility

BPA project number   9500600

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

Sponsor type   ID-Tribe

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameDavid Arthraud
 Mailing addressShoshone-Bannock Tribes
Fort Hall Indian Reservation
PO Box 306
Fort Hall, Idaho 83203
 Phone208/238-3761

BPA technical contact   Phil Havens, EWP 503/230-3543

Biological opinion ID   None

NWPPC Program number   10.3E.9, 10.8C.1, 10.8C.2, 10.8C.3, 10.8C.6

Short description
To provide trout for the resident fish substitution portion of the program; specifically to the Duck Valley Reservation and the Fort Hall Reservation. If the facility is large enough (ie. has sufficient water), then surplus eggs will be provided to the BPA programs throughout the basin without charge. Funding for would be directed toward operations and maintainance of the facility.

Project start year   1995    End year   2017

Start of operation and/or maintenance   1997

Project development phase   Maintenance

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
Habitat Restoration/Enhancement Fort Hall Bottoms; SPT Coyote Sink Reservoir Project at Duck Valley; Duck Valley Habitat Restoration;

Project history
1992 CH2M Hill Feasibility study, 1995 Master Plan, 1996 Purchase and Capital Construction.

Biological results achieved
None yet

Annual reports and technical papers
1992 Preliminary Feasibility study, 1995 Hatchery Master Plan.

Management implications

Specific measureable objectives
Research potential for native fish restoration. If successful, adult cutthroat and redband brood stock will be spawned in the hatchery to provide eggs, fingerlings, and catchable trout for Duck Valley and Fort Hall Reservations. Cutthroat brood stock will be spawned to provide 350,000 eggs for the Fort Hall Reservation. Redband will be spawned to provide Duck Valley Reservation with 350,000 eggs, 245,000 fingerlings and 94,000 catchables. Rainbow trout will be raised to provide heavily fished enclosed waters on both reservations with fish.

Testable hypothesis
N/A

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Hatchery was purchased during 1996.

Methods
Collect tissue samples from local populations of native fish to assess genetic purity, collect adult fish from genetically pure populations and use them as brood stock for the hatchery. Every year brood stock would be replaced with wild fish at a rate of 20 - 30%. Eyed eggs will be outplanted to hatch-boxes.

Brief schedule of activities
1) Complete purchase of hatchery, rebuilding necessary components. 2) Operation and maintenance of hatchery. 3) Collection and introduction of brood stock.

Biological need
Fish are needed to help recover native populations of cutthroat on the Fort Hall Reservation and redband trout on the Duck Valley Reservation, and to provide catchable rainbow trout for economic development on the Duck Valley Reservation.

Critical uncertainties
Whether we will be able to purchase the hatchery. Whether we can successfully hold and spawn native brood stock and outplant eyed eggs.

Summary of expected outcome
Expect above numbers and species of fish to be produced. Restoration and recovery of native fisheries.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Partnership between Fort Hall and Duck Valley. Cooperation with IDFG, ODFW, BPT.

Risks

Monitoring activity
Hatch-box survival, adult returns where natives are re-introduced, weirs to exclude non-native species.

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
1995: 75,067
Obligation: 0
Authorized: 1,400,000
Planned: 1,400,000
1997: 315,000
1998: 350,000
1999: 350,000
2000: 350,000
2001: 350,000

* 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   $315,000

BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget)   $1,715,000