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
Policy/Technical Involvement and Planning for YKFP
BPA project number 9506404
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Sponsor type WA-State/Local Agency
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Mailing address||Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildllife
600 Capitol Way N.
Olympia, WA 98501-1091
BPA technical contact Kelly Kittel, EWN 503/230-5199
Biological opinion ID
NWPPC Program number 7.4K.1
Provide for WDFW participation in all aspects of YKFP management in terms of policy and the impact of technical matters on policy.
Project start year 1989 End year
Start of operation and/or maintenance
Project development phase Implementation.
9506400, 9506401, 9506402, 9506403, 9506405
Former Departments of Fisheries and Wildlife have been under contract to provide policy and project management input to BPA for the YKFP since 1989 and 1990 respectively. Combined annual expenditures averaged $431,775 for the two budget periods prior to merger of the two agencies. Current budget for WDFW is $261,774.
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
Reports produced by task. See 9506400, 9506402.
The YKFP Policy Group and Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), supported by this task, are responsible for incorporating the results of completed task work into the Project Status Report (PSR) and the Uncertainty Resolution Plan (URP) in an annualized planning cycle based on adaptive management.
Specific measureable objectives
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Brief schedule of activities
Monitor and guide response to the ROD. Complete staffing description for Cle Elum Hatchery. Continue review of pre-construction and construction activities. Provide oversight and direction for updates to the PSOR and URP. Provide oversight for a project annual review and development of an annual work plan.
The YKFP is required by the NPPC to test the assumption that supplementation can be used to enhance fish runs while keeping genetic and ecological impacts within specified limits.
Specific to tasks; responding to YKFP Uncertainty Resolution Plan.
Summary of expected outcome
The Policy Group and STAC will guide a test of supplementation that will monitor and evaluate key biological response variables including ecological interactions, long-term fitness, reproductive success, and post-release survival.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
A final EIS has been printed for the Federal Register. A Record of Decision is scheduled for February 26, 1996. Biological Assessments are being processed by NMFS and USFWS. State of Washaington SEPA requirements will be met by adoption of the NEPA EIS. Failure in one or more of these processes is unlikely, but could delay construction.
Risks are described in the Final EIS.
Monitoring and evaluation plans are currently being developed under the direction of STAC.
|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 Bonneville Dam - Priest Rapids Dam
Recommendation Tier 1 - fund
Recommended funding level $275,000
BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget) $290,000