Within-Year Modification Request Form for FY 2008

 
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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Section 2: Description
Section 3: Related Projects
Section 4: Planning and Design
Section 5: Construction/Implementation
Section 6: Operations and Maintenance
Section 7: Monitoring and Evaluation
Section 8: Total Budget
Section 9: Project Documents
Part 2. Current Status of Modification Request
Part 3. Comments on this Modification Request


Part 1 of 3. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status BOG Meeting Date
December 30, 2008 Finalized January 7, 2009

Modification Type: FY 2008 Within-Year Ongoing
BPA Project Number: 199501100
BPA Project Name: Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhancement Project
COTR/BPA Project Manager: carlos matthew
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Colville Tribes
Funding Type: expense
Project Leader: Bret Nine
Province: Intermountain
Subbasin: Sanpoil
 
Contact Person
First Name: Bret
Last Name Nine
Address: 64 School Lp Rd
City, State Zip: Nespelem, Wa 9155
Phone: 509-722-7619
Fax: 509-722-7052
Email: bret.nine@colvilletribes.com

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
Name Collete Adolph Name Sheri Sears
Address: 64 School Lp Rd Address: 64 School Lp Rd
City, State Zip: Nespelem, Wa 9155 City, State Zip: Nespelem, Wa 9155
Phone: 509-634-2116 Phone: 509-634-2118
Fax: 509-634-2126 Fax: 509-634-2126
Email: colette.adolph@colvilletribes.com Email: sheri.sears@colvilletribes.com
Note: Note:

Section 2a: Description (Species Information)
Target Species fish
resident fish
Oncorhynchus nerka (kokanee)

Provide explanations as to why the following alternative funding solutions are not feasible and will jeopardize the project:
Reduction in existing scope of project: This is a request for a scope of work change in FY09.

The Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhancement Project submitted a proposal during the FY07-09 funding cycle that addressed artificial production measures which initiated the three step review process. During the preperation of the master plan, data gaps were identified and were determined to be critical pieces of information in the completion of the plan. To address these issues, the project proposes a scope change that will include: 1) a habitat assessment of the San Poil River 2) a diet and migratory telemetry study on key predators in the San Poil system. The project is not requesting additional funds and will be able to complete the assessments with current funding. Approval of this scope change will help address key limiting factors addressed by the ISRP and the managers guiding document. Without this information the project will be unable to complete a thorough and detailed master plan that would meet ISRP standards and expectations for approval.

Deferral of existing work elements to later date:

Section 2b: Description (Location Information)
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Location Description
48 03'53.9" 118 40' 11.7" San Poil River

Is this/Are these the same study location(s) that was/were identified in the original proposal? Yes

Condition/situation creating the need for the modification:
Is the situation the result of a catastrophic event that occurred within the existing location? No
Has a habitat/population/mechanical/structural dilemma developed in the proposed study location since the contract was signed with BPA? No

Section 2c: Description (Work Element Information)
What work elements in the existing proposal does the proposed modification address?
Work Element Work Element Title
Produce Inventory Assessment San Poil River Habitat Assessment
Mark and Tag animals Acoustic tag walleye in the San Poil River
Collect Field Data San Poil Predator analysis

Proposed action to achieve the objective(s) Habitat Assessment: This proposed work element will be used to identify and measure aquatic habitat in the San Poil River. The methods for this WE will be complete the first quarter of FY09 after a thorough literature review is conducted. A set of protocols will be developed and followed based on study objectives and literature review. Study variables will mainly revolve around habitat type and complexity however other variables will be involved. The schedule for each milestone is as follows: Develop plan and procedures (January-May), Conduct field investigation (June-September) and Analyze and prepare report (October-December).

Mark and Tag animal: Walleye have been identified by managers as a limiting factor. In order to better understand their interactions with migrating salmonids, the CJKEP proposes a cursory telemetry survey to determine seasonal habitat preferences and key interactions points that will help guide walleye management. A total of upto 30 walleye will be surgically tagged with acoustic transmitters in the San Poil arm of Lake Roosevelt to track seasonal movements and habitat preferences. Surgical procedures will follow standardized techniques. Methods of capture will include angling and electrofishing. An acoustic receiver array in Lake Roosevelt has already been developed which enables use to track the walleye from the dam to the Canadian border. Stationary acoustic receivers will be downloaded bi-monthly. Mobile tracking will also be conducted on a bi-monthly to monthly basis depending on the activity at the stationary sites. During the peak of salmonid migrations mobile surveys will be used more often. Data collected from this survey will be plotted on a map overlay based on habitat. A habitat overlay was produced during the tribes videography survey in 2007. The schedule for completion is as follows: Capture and implant tags (April-May 2009), Track (May 2009 - May 2010) and repeat the schedule one additional year. Final analysis and report complete 2011-2012.

Predator diet analysis:The objective of this work element is to determine the extent of predation on salmonids in the San Poil arm of Lake Roosevelt. Methods will include sampling fish via gill netting, electrofishing, angling and other active and passive techniques monthly to bi monthly and also during daylight and nighttime hours to determine gut content. Stomachs will be removed whole and preserved in 95% ethanol for analysis. Fequency of occurence, precent comppsition by number and by weight, and other hybrid indices will be used to interpret the data. It is anticipated that sampling will begin in April and continue into October/November 09 with analysis occuring the later part of 2009 and beginning of 2010.


Does not implementing this modification jeopardize the ability to achieve existing biological objectives of this project, as well as other projects? Yes

Explain: These objectives specifically address data gaps in the the San Poil Master Plan (artificial production measure). Without implementing these elements, the master plan will not meet desired expectations and standards that are critical to master plan development and ISRP approval.

Section 2d: Description (BiOp Information)
NMFS and/or FWS Biological Opinion that this funding request addresses Strategy
NMFS &/or USFWS
How proposed actions will address the BiOp
(i.e., substrategy / limiting factor / metric to be achieved)

Section 2e: Description (Objectives)
Objectives of this proposed project
Objective
(abbreviation)
Full Description
Habitat Conduct an inventory habitat assessment of the San Poil River to include substrate size and embeddedness, channel type, wetted and bank full widths, velocity, temperature, ect.
Predation Describe food habits of each predator fish species in the San Poil River to assess the relative importance of prey such as kokanee and rainbow trout in their diet.
Predation Describe the movement and habitat utilization of walleye in the San Poil arm of Lake Roosevelt and determine overlaps with salmonids.

Section 3: Is This Funding Request Related to Other Projects in the Basin?

Other projects that are related to this request
Project # Project Title/Description Nature of Relationship

Section 4: Estimated Budget for Planning & Design phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Planning & Design
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?
Habitat Produce Inventory or Assessment San Poil River Habitat Assessment The development of the Master Plan has identified several research needs in order to understand factors that limit kokanee production in the San Poil River. A habitat assessment of the San Poil Basin has been identified as one of those actions. Rudimentary habitat analysis has been completed in streams tributary to the San Poil however no assessment has identified habitat types in the San Poil proper. A deep pool survey was completed in the summer of 2007 but didn't identify habitat type. This work element will develop a plan and protocol based on scientific literature thats comparable to habitat surveys in the region and complete the analysis. . This work will be used in developing plans for artificial production measures during the 3 step process and beyond. None 1 $25,000 No
Predation Mark/Tag Animals Acoustic tag walleye in San Poil Basin Elements of this work will be used to determine predatory impacts on native salmonid. Marked piscivores will be tracked throughout the San Poil River basin and Lake Roosevelt using existing fixed acoustic receiver stations. Mobile surveys will also be conducted on a weekly basis (when possible). Habitat presence and locations will be identified and compared to potential salmonid migrations and nursery areas to determine the extent to which they interact. This work element is an important question in development of the master plan. Information gathered from this survey will guide release strategies and predator removal strategies. None 2-3 $30,000 No
Habitat Decommission Road San Poil Predator Diet Analysis Predator impacts to salmonids will be determined through diet analysis on a monthly/bi monthly basis. Fish will be collected via active and passive capture techniques and stomachs removed whole and stored 95% ethanol. Stomachs will be identified to species. Frequency of occurence, percent compositionby weight and number and other hybrid indices will be used to quantify diet. none 1 $50,000 Yes

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Planning & Design
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost
Produce Inventory or Assessment none 9 9 $25,000
Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data San Poil Predator Diet Analysis 9 9 $50,000
Mark/Tag Animals Tag and monitor additional predators in outyears. 9 10 $60,000

Outyear totals
Planning & Design
FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
$509,000 $520,000 $520,000 $520,000

Section 5: Estimated Budget for Contruction/Implementation phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Contruction/Implementation
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Contruction/Implementation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Contruction/Implementation

Section 6: Estimated Budget for Operations & Maintenance phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Operations & Maintenance
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Operations & Maintenance
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Operations & Maintenance

Section 7: Estimated Budget for Monitoring & Evaluation phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Monitoring & Evaluation
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Monitoring & Evaluation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Monitoring & Evaluation

Section 8: Total Budget Modification Request

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2008 Cost

Total Estimated Budget Modification
Total FY 2008 budget modification $ 0
Total FY 2008 budget for this project, including modification request $ 0

Outyear Budget Totals
  2009 2010 2011 2012
Planning & Design $509,000 $520,000 $520,000 $520,000
Total Outyear Budgets $509,000 $520,000 $520,000 $520,000

Cost sharing associated with this modification
Organization Item or Service Provided Amount ($) Cash or in-kind?

Section 9: Narrative, Maps and Project Documents
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 3. Current Status of Modification Request
Meeting Date Status Record Entry Date Decision Group Adjustment Category Urgency Status Budget Impact Reconsider Date
1/7/2009  12/30/2008  NA      Submitted  $ 0   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
1/7/2009  1/7/2009  BOG      Withdrawn  $ 0   
Decision Comments Next Steps
This request is within budget and scope. It was withdrawn by the sponsor based on BOG's analysis that this requested information was part of the step one process.   

Part 3 of 3. Comments on this Modification Request
There are no comments on this proposed modification.