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
January 29, 2009 Finalized March 4, 2009

Modification Type: FY 2008 Within-Year Ongoing
BPA Project Number: 199702400
BPA Project Name: Avian Predation on Juvenile Salmonids in the Columbia River Basin
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Dorothy Welch
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: BPA
Funding Type: expense
Project Leader: Daniel Roby
Province: Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin: Systemwide
 
Contact Person
First Name: Dorothy
Last Name Welch
Address: 905 NE 11th Ave
City, State Zip: Portland, OR 97208
Phone: 503-230-5479
Fax: 503-230-4564
Email: dwwelch@bpa.gov

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
Name Daniel Roby Name
Address: 104 Nash Hall, Oregon State University Address:
City, State Zip: Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3803 City, State Zip:
Phone: 541-737-1955 Phone:
Fax: 541-737-3590 Fax:
Email: daniel.roby@oregonstate.edu Email:
Note: Note:

Section 2a: Description (Species Information)
Target Species Larus spp. (gulls)
Oncorhynchus spp. (salmonids)

Provide explanations as to why the following alternative funding solutions are not feasible and will jeopardize the project:
Reduction in existing scope of project: Existing funding is earmarked for the monitoring of Capsian tern and double-crested cormorant predation on juvenile salmonids. The additional funding that is being requested will help to address growing concerns about gull predation of juvenile salmonids.
Deferral of existing work elements to later date: The existing work elements identified in the proposal occur on an annual basis.

Section 2b: Description (Location Information)
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Location Description
No Locations Entered

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
TBL Work Take aerial photos of significant gull colonies in the Columbia River basin
Analyze/interpret data Use aerial photos to estimate number of breeding gull pairs in each colony, deliniated by gull species

Proposed action to achieve the objective(s) Through BPA's photogrammetry department (TBL), aerial photos are taken of the major Caspain tern and double-crested cormorant colonies on an annual basis to assist in the determination of colony size. We are proposing to also photograph the major gull colonies in the Columbia River basin to get a sense of their size and location given increasing concerns about gull predation of juvenile salmonids. The existing aerial photography flights can be expanded, and the infrastructure to count the photos is already in place at BPA and Oregon State University. It is expected that this count will only need to occur once, unless it is determined that a particular colony is of further interest.

Does not implementing this modification jeopardize the ability to achieve existing biological objectives of this project, as well as other projects? No

Explain: This is an expansion of the existing and on-going work associated with the Avian Predation project.

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)
NMFS 2008 predator control RPA 68.1 - 68.4: Monitor and evaluate inland avian predation

Section 2e: Description (Objectives)
Objectives of this proposed project
Objective
(abbreviation)
Full Description
Reduce avian predation The goal of this project is to reduce the impact of avian predation on juvenile salmonids. Ascertaing which bird colonies have the greatest impact is one of the basic research needs that must be met before management alternatives can be developed.

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?
Reduce avian predation TBL Work Take aerial photos of major gull colonies in Columbia River basin Expand existing flights to include photos of the following gull colonies: East Sand Island Rice Island Miller Sands Spit Miller Rocks Three Mile Canyon Island Rock Island Crescent Island Island 20 Island 18 (if occupied) Goose Island in Potholes Reservoir Harper Island in Sprague Lake Twining Island in Banks Lake Goose Island in Banks Lake [Not Entered] 1 $6,000 Yes
Reduce avian predation Analyze/Interpret Data Determine gull colony size Estimate the number of gulls in each colony by counting individual birds in the aerial photographs. 1 $15,000 No

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

Outyear totals
Planning & Design

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
Other TBL Costs (Aerial Photography) $6,000
Personnel [blank] $15,000

Total Estimated Budget Modification
Total FY 2008 budget modification $21,000
Total FY 2008 budget for this project, including modification request $526,000

Outyear Budget Totals
Not applicable

Cost sharing associated with this modification
Organization Item or Service Provided Amount ($) Cash or in-kind?
USACOE Additional Gull Research Funding $31,000 Cash

Section 9: Narrative, Maps and Project Documents
No documents are associated with this request

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
3/4/2009  1/29/2009  NA      Submitted  $21,000   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
3/4/2009  3/4/2009  BPA    CAT-5: Other  Under BPA Review  $21,000  3/13/2009 
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
3/4/2009  3/20/2009  NPCC  Budget    BPA Approved  $21,000   
Decision Comments Next Steps
BPA approves to add $21,000 to the FY09 budget. This was agreed to by the BOG management team.   

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