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
Fish.net Policy Access Network With NW Fishletter

BPA project number   9601500

Short description
Continue to develop, publicize and maintain a Fish.NET web page project on Internet which gathers and organizes policy and scientific information and which hosts and publishes the fortnightly NW Fishletter periodical, which reports objective policy and scientific news supported by hyperlinked documents. The audience for the newsletter includes fish management professionals, fish scientists, commissions & associations, river users, environmentalists, fish activists, power utility staff, consultants, engineers, news media, business & industry, the general public and federal, state & tribal governments.

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Energy NewsData

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameBill Rudolph, Editor
 Mailing addressNewsData, Box 900928
Seattle, WA 98109
 Phone206/285-4848
 Emailbillr@newsdata.com
   

Sub-contractors
NA

Section 2. Goals

General
Program coordination or planning

Section 3. Background

Stream area affected

History
Fish.NET was designed as a demonstration project developing a page on the World Wide Web of Internet. This page hosts a Web Detector section which lists, links and describes useful regional fish & wildlife information available on the Internet. The page also hosts NW Fishletter, a fortnightly periodical with summary policy/scientific news stories containing hyperlinks to documents which provide details of the story subject. The demonstration runs from September 1995 through May 1996 and was funded by BPA ($24,600); the Montana office of the Power Council ($20,000); the Idaho office ($10,000); the National Marine Fisheries Service ($2,500); the DSIs ($9,000) and the Mid-Columbia PUDs (14,000). Continued funding for the balance of FY 1996 was provided by BPA; extension funding for FY 1997 was approved by the Council and includes support from the Mid-Columbias, DSIs and NMFS.

Biological results achieved
N/A

Project reports and papers
The most recent issue of NW Fishletter can be seen at http://www.newsdata.com/enernet/fishnet/fishletter/fishletter.html

Adaptive management implications
It is assumed that this project could enhance adaptive program management and related processes by providing a common frame of policy and scientific information over time. Timely identification of and access to documents would be enhanced.

Section 4. Purpose and methods

Specific measureable objectives
N/A

Critical uncertainties
N/A

Biological need
N/A

Hypothesis to be tested
N/A

Methods
N/A

Section 5. Planned activities

Project completion date   1997

Constraints or factors that may cause schedule or budget changes
N/A

Section 6. Outcomes, monitoring and evaluation

SUMMARY OF EXPECTED OUTCOMES

Expected performance of target population or quality change in land area affected
It is expected that the project will make fish and wildlife policy development at the regional level more intelligible to those concerned because the NW Fishletter periodical will report news in a sustained, comprehensive and objective manner. No such service is now available. The project can also provide a medium for policy players to present information to a general peer group in an effective and economical way---to become a recognized and reliable information channel that in energy parlance is used and useful.

MONITORING APPROACH
N/A

Section 7. Relationships

Opportunities for cooperation
N/A

Section 8. Costs and FTE

1997 Planned  $63,000

Future funding needs   Past obligations (incl. 1997 if done)
FY$ Need% Plan % Implement% O and M
199897,925 5%95%  
1999102,821 5%95%  
 
FYObligated
199659,600
Total59,600
FYOther funding sourceAmountIn-kind value
1998Mid-Cols, DSIs, NMFS, BOR $56,000 
1999Mid-Cols, DSIs, NMFS, BOR $59,000 

How does percentage apply to direct costs
[Overhead % not provided so BPA appended older data.]