BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1998 Proposal

Section 1. Summary
Section 2. Goals
Section 3. Background
Section 4. Purpose and methods
Section 5. Planned activities
Section 6. Outcomes, monitoring and evaluation
Section 7. Relationships
Section 8. Costs and FTE

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Summary

Title of project
Operation of The Independent Scientific Advisory Board

BPA project number   9600500

Short description
Provide the administrative and fiscal support to the ISAB established by the NPPC and NMFS. Reimburse the ISAB members for time and expenses.

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Foundation

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameTom Giese, Budget Analyst
 Mailing address2701 S.W. First Ave., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97201

Section 2. Goals

Scientific Review

Section 3. Background

Stream area affected

Project is an office site only   X

Background: As part of the Implementation Process agreement between BPA and CBFWA, in the late 1980s the Scientific Review Group (SRG) was created to provide independent scientific evaluation on a variety of topics. The Council’s fish and wildlife program, as amended December 1994, calls for BPA to establish an Independent Scientific Group (ISG) to review the science of the program once every two years. The SRG has since been designated as the ISG.
SRG/ISG Products/Milestones: 1) Participated in review of studies to estimate smolt survival; 2) Provided comments to BPA on its Project Review, indicating it served well as a vehicle for information exchange. Recommendations: 1) Develop a conceptual foundation for the Fish and Wildlife Program that is based on review and synthesis of existing scientific information; 2) Implement a peer review process in the F & W Program; 3) Immediately develop and implement a systemwide monitoring and evaluation program.
1994: 1) Developed guidelines for the review of proposals submitted to BPA for funding, and a process for peer review of funded projects; 2) Began development of an ecosystem management concept as it might apply to salmon recovery and the NPPC’s F & W Program; 3) Began review of Smolt Monitoring Program; 4) Began review of Hungry Horse Reservoir Fisheries Mitigation Plan; 5) Reviewed NPPC’s proposed language on mainstem passage hypotheses; 6) Developed recommendations for the formation of the Independent Scientific Group.

Biological results achieved

Project reports and papers
1990: Review of five supplementation proposals; review of hatchery effectiveness workplan; guidelines for research proposals; review of three supplementation proposals; 1989-90 Annual Report.
1991: Habitat improvement standards; review of Clay manuscript; 1990-91 Annual Report; review of RASP draft status report; review of fish disease activities; review of fish habitat classification project; review of Miller et al. supplementation report.
1992: 1991-92 Annual Report; review of Skalski & Giorgi document; review of NMFS/UW proposal for survival estimates.
1993: Evaluation of need for new scoping groups; evaluation of BPA Projects Review; Critical Uncertainties Report; guidelines for SRG in review process; comments on structure of an ISG; 1992-93 Annual Report; recommendations regarding peer review of projects; review of Hilborn et al. manuscript.
1994: recommendation procedures for peer review and proposal review; 1993-94 Annual Report.
1995: Smolt Monitoring Review; Strategy for the Biennial Evaluation of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program.
1996: Return to the River: Restoration of Salmonid Fishes in the Columbia River Ecosystem.

Section 4. Purpose and methods

Specific measureable objectives

Critical uncertainties

Hypothesis to be tested


Section 5. Planned activities

Constraints or factors that may cause schedule or budget changes

Section 6. Outcomes, monitoring and evaluation



Information feed back to management decisions
Scientific Review and assessment

Incorporating new information regarding uncertainties
Annual review process

Section 7. Relationships

Section 8. Costs and FTE

1997 Planned  $620,000

Future funding needs   Past obligations (incl. 1997 if done)
FY$ Need% Plan % Implement% O and M
Longer term costs   $784,498.00
FY97 overhead percent   12.80% approved by BPA

How does percentage apply to direct costs

Contractor FTE   .20% FTE
Subcontractor FTE   10