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
Idaho Loss Assessment
BPA project number 9501400
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Shoshone-Bannock Tribe, IDFG, NPT
Sponsor type ID-Tribe
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Mailing address||Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Fort Hall Indian Reservation
P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall, ID 83203
BPA technical contact Phil Havens, EWP 230-3543
Biological opinion ID None
NWPPC Program number 10.1C.1
Assess losses and gains of resident fish at federal hydropower projects throughout the Columbia River Basin in Idaho. Focus will be on 6 dams in Idaho where wildlife loss assessments have been initiated or completed by BPA.
Project start year 1997 End year 2002
Start of operation and/or maintenance
Project development phase Planning & Implementation
Wildlife loss/gain assessments
In 1993 NPPC staff informed the RFC that loss assessments needed to be done for resident fish at all federal hydropower projects. Wildlife managers had already initiated or completed wildlife losses for most of these projects. In 1994 IDFG, SBT, and NPT submitted a proposal to do loss assessments in Idaho that was ranked high enough for funding in 1995. Soon thereafter a statement of work was completed and initiation of research was ready to begin upon funding; however, NPPC staff and RFC agreed that a comprehensive format and plan was first needed for the assessments, and that the assessments should be done on a basin wide scope. The initial draft of a working format will be presented to the RFC for review and at that time projects to be assessed will likely be prioritized basin wide.
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
Specific measureable objectives
Create mathematical models for loss assessments that will quantify losses of native fish (numbers and species) due to hydropower development. Initiate research, and submit completed assessments to the NPPC for final approval.
Construction and operation of hydropower dams and reservoirs cause a change in fish populations.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Sufficient historical data is available to test hypothesis. Measurements of parameters is accurate and possible.
HEP habitat units. Much of these HEP data will already have been inventoried by wildlife assessments, and would be available for modification and use by resident fish researchers.
Brief schedule of activities
Assess current habitats and populations, research historic habitat and populations and define differences.
Native fish populations damaged by hydropower system.
That assessments are accurate and complete.
Summary of expected outcome
Initial and final assessment of resident fish losses or gains in Idaho.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
IDFG, NPT, SBT cost-share resources and personnel.
To be decided.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 245,692|
* 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 Resident Fish
Recommendation Tier 2 - fund when funds available
Recommended funding level $245,692