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Proposal 198810804: StreamNet (CIS/NED)

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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative
Section 2: Project Location
Section 3: Project Species
Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Section 5: Relationship to Other Projects
Section 6: Biological Objectives
Section 7: Work Elements
Section 8: Budget
Section 9: Project Future
Section 10: Documents
Part 2. Reviews
Part 1 of 2. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status Form Generator
July 14, 2006 Finalized Bruce Schmidt

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 198810804
Proposal Name: StreamNet (CIS/NED)
BPA Project Manager: John Piccininni
Agency, Institution or Organization: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)
Short Description: StreamNet is a data development & dissemination project that provides data related services to the FWP and the region's fish and wildlife agencies. It obtains, georeferences, standardizes and disseminates specific fish related data from multiple sources
Information Transfer: StreamNet exists specifically to facilitate transfer of data from multiple agencies for regional use in research, monitoring, management, public education, policy and decision-making. Data are obtained from field agencies and other FWP related projects. The primary data sets are standardized to a consistent format across agencies, quality assessed, and georeferenced. The data are made available publicly through an on-line data query system and through interactive map interfaces, accessible through www.streamnet.org. This makes data available from many agencies that are not able to make data available via the web themselves. The project also operates a searchable data archive that houses data and associated metadata directly from field projects in native format, for data types that do not logically fit into the standardized StreamNet Data Exchange Format. Data from StreamNet are used by many state and federal agencies, consultants, universities, planners and other data projects. The data include the primary base data used by the fish management agencies in their management programs, and these are made available for wider use by programs with a larger, regional need or scope of interest. Specific data can be queried from the StreamNet databases, or the entire database can be downloaded. Source documents for all data in the database are provided in the StreamNet Library.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Bruce Schmidt Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 205 SE Spokane St Suite 100
Portland OR 97202-6413
Ph: 503.595.3100
Fax: 503.595.3232
Email: bruce_schmidt@psmfc.org
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Bruce Schmidt Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 205 SE Spokane St Suite 100
Portland OR 97202-6413
Ph: 503.595.3100
Fax: 503.595.3232
Email: bruce_schmidt@psmfc.org
Form Submitter
Project Lead

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Mainstem/Systemwide ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Systemwide ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
all All streams at the 1:100,000 scale in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and western Montana , Systemwide No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
All Anadromous Salmonids
Bull Trout
Coastal Cutthroat
Cutthroat Trout
Interior Redband Trout
Lahontan Cutthroat
Westslope Cutthroat
Yellowstone Cutthroat

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 StreamNet continued to function as a regional database system for fish data. A major Quality Assessment review was conducted on all major data categories in the StreamNet database. This was done at the agency source level, and data were amended as needed
2004 StreamNet continued to function as a regional database system for fish data. Online data query and interactive mapping features were enhanced.
2003 StreamNet continued to function as a regional database system for fish data. Online data query and interactive mapping features were enhanced.
2002 StreamNet continued function as a regional database system for fish data. Programming was initiated to improve the function of the online data query system using new "off the shelf" software. Interactive mapping capability was added to the online system
2001 StreamNet continued function as a regional database system for fish data. New applications, such as an automated location identification application to assign LLID measures on streams, were developed.
2000 The StreamNet Project continued to function as a regional database system for fish data. Nearly all data types were tied to the regional 1:100,000 scale hydrography.
1999 The StreamNet Project continued to obtain and disseminate fish related data and function as a regional database system. A major effort to tie all data in the database system to the regional 1:100,000 scale hydrography was largely completed.
1998 The StreamNet Project continued to function as a regional database system. Work continued on enhancing the use of the Internet as the primary tool of data dissemination. Significant effort was directed at developing the 1:100,000 regional hydrography
1997 The StreamNet Project continued to obtain and disseminate fish related data as a regional database system. The project initiated distribution of data via Internet. Work continued on the hydrography.
1996 The StreamNet Project continued to perform the functions of CIS and NED. Work continued on developing and using the regional hydrography to georeference data. Over the years work progressed from the 1:250,000 scale to 1:200,000.
1995 CIS and NED were combined to form the StreamNet Project. The data from both systems were combined into a single project subtitled "Northwest Aquatic Information System". The data continued to support regional management and the Protected Areas program.
1994 The CIS continued to serve as a regional database system for anadromous fish data, and NED continued support of the NWPPC Protected Areas.
1993 The CIS continued to serve as a regional database system for anadromous fish data, but administration was transferred to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. NED continued support of the NWPCC Protected Areas.
1992 The CIS continued to serve as a regional database system for anadromous fish data, and NED continued support of the NWPPC Protected Areas.
1991 The Coordinated Information System (CIS) grew out of the Sub-Basin Planning effort and NWPPC anadromous fish data to establish a regional database system. The NED (a separate project) continued support for the Protected Areas designations.
1990 The Northwest Environmental Database (NED) continued to serve as the support for the Protected Areas designations from the Northwest Power Planning Council.
1989 The Northwest Environmental Database (NED) continued to serve as the support for the Protected Areas designations from the Northwest Power Planning Council.
1988 The project was created from the 1984 Hydro Assessment Study/Pacific Northwest Rivers Study. In 1988 the Northwest Environmental Database (NED) was created to use data from the Rivers Study to designate over 40,000 stream miles as Protected Areas

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
BPA 198201301 Coded Wire Tag - PSMFC StreamNet has used the Regional Mark Information System as a primary source of stocking data for the region in the past. We will be working with them to develop a new approach to providing more discrete release locations.
BPA 200303600 CBFWA Monitor/Eval Program StreamNet has assisted the CSMEP project with conduct of data inventories in priority subbasins, and developed the online inventory database tool.
BPA 200304700 Data Management Placeholder StreamNet has been working with and supporting various data management efforts such as NED and archiving of Subbasin Planning data.
BPA 200400200 PNAMP Funding StreamNet provides staff time to participate on the PNAMP Steering Committee and provides input related to data management.
Other: many many many other projects StreamNet provides data to a wide array of other projects. Since data are usually obtained via the Internet, no specific project names are known. We do know that large users of the data delivery system have included NOAA, universities, management agencies, and consultants.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Support effective management and restoration StreamNet provides indirect support to a variety of management, restoration and monitoring efforts that are designed to protect, enhance, and restore fish populations. We obtain management and other population related data from the region's fish management agencies, combine them across agency lines in consistent, standardized formats and make the data readily available for use by managers, researchers and decision makers. None We provide fish related data types in a consistent format across agency lines to support local and regional scale monitoring, evaluation, research, management and recovery efforts. Data are also in GIS format for comparison with other data geographically [Pg no blank]

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
1a: Submit/Acquire Data Library: Collection and data source document development The StreamNet Library will acquire source documents for all data entered into the StreamNet database. Acquire literature (publications, reports) related to fish and wildlife from basin agencies. Acquire published literature and journals related to fish and wildlife. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $386,015
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1b: Submit/Acquire Data Develop anadromous fish distribution data Agency partners will acquire information on anadromous fish distribution from management agencies, standardize and georeference the data, and update the data in the StreamNet database. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $135,657
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1c: Submit/Acquire Data Develop resident fish distribution data Agency partners will acquire, standardize and georeference data on distribution of high priority resident fish species and submit to the StreamNet database. Distribution information for lower priority resident species will be acquired as possible in conjunction with this effort. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $140,538
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1d: Submit/Acquire Data Develop data for abundance of anadromous fish in the wild Agency partners will acquire, standardize and georeference data on the abundance of anadromous fish and update the StreamNet database. This work entails a variety of abundance measures, including spawning ground surveys (redd counts, spawner estimates), outmigration (smolt trapping), etc. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $330,960
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1e: Submit/Acquire Data Develop resident fish abundance data Agency partners will acquire, standardize and georeference data on the abundance of resident fish species and update the StreamNet database. These data will come from a variety of agency survey activities, including stream surveys, population estimates, etc. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $263,445
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1f: Submit/Acquire Data Develop fish count data at dams and weirs Agency partners will acquire, standardize, and georeference dam and weir count data and update the StreamNet database. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $131,570
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1g: Submit/Acquire Data Develop hatchery return data Agency partners will acquire, standardize and georeference data on counts of anadromous fish returning to hatchery facilities and update the StreamNet database. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $127,824
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1h: Submit/Acquire Data Develop fish sightings (confirmed location observations) data Agency partners will acquire, standardize and georeference confirmed sightings data and submit them to the StreamNet database. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $128,249
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1i: Submit/Acquire Data Develop hatchery fraction (proportion of hatchery fish on spawning areas) data Agency partners will locate data being collected on proportion of hatchery fish located in wild spawning areas. Data will be acquired, standardized and georeferenced as they can be obtained and then submitted to the StreamNet database. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $65,583
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1j: Submit/Acquire Data Develop fish barrier data Agency partners will work to locate barrier data from multiple agencies; acquire, standardize and georeference the data as possible; and update the StreamNet database. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $185,620
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1k: Submit/Acquire Data Develop diversion screening data Agency partners will locate data on locations of barriers and the presence/need for fish screens. The data, as located and acquired, will be standardized and georeferenced and submitted to the StreamNet database. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $55,522
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1l: Submit/Acquire Data Develop dam and fish passage facility data Agency partners will acquire new or changed information on dam and fish passage facilities and update the StreamNet database as needed. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $38,617
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1m: Submit/Acquire Data Develop hatchery facility data (key dataset, update once per year) Agency partners will acquire new or changed data related to hatchery facilities and update the StreamNet database as needed. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $40,152
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1n: Submit/Acquire Data Develop fish age data Agency partners will acquire and standardize data on age composition of returning anadromous fish and submit to the StreamNet database. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $56,659
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1o: Submit/Acquire Data Acquire data of "other" types to assure access Agency partners will work to acquire data from various sources that are not specifically listed here or that do not fit the standard data exchange format. Much of this work will consist of acquiring and loading data sets into a searchable archive for other participants in the FWP. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $80,117
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1p: Submit/Acquire Data Acquire data of "other" types to assure access Project sponsor will work to acquire data from various sources that are not specifically listed here or that do not fit the standard data exchange format. Much of this work will consist of acquiring and loading data sets into a searchable archive for other participants in the FWP. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $17,277
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2a: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Systems Administration (sponsor) The sponsor will administer the computer systems necessary to store, manage and disseminate the data contained in the StreamNet databases. This administration includes database systems, web servers, and GIS. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $311,663
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2b: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Systems Administration (contractors) The agency partners will administer the computer systems necessary to store and manage data within their agencies and submit it to the sponsor. This administration includes database systems, web servers, and GIS. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $287,690
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2c: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Application and interface development (sponsor) The sponsor will develop and maintain computer applications and routines to support data loading, QA procedures, manipulation, querying, sharing, and dissemination. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $205,250
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2d: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Application and interface development (contractors) The agency partners will develop and maintain computer applications and routines within their agencies to support data loading, QA procedures, manipulation, querying, exchange, and dissemination. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $692,995
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2e: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Data (content) management (sponsor) Sponsor will maintain and manage the data contents of the various StreamNet databases. This management includes loading data received from partners, data submitted by FWP participants to the searchable archive, development of GIS coverage from submitted data, and all data manipulations necessary for dissemination via the Internet and other means. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $280,658
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2f: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Data (content) management (contractors) The agency partners will maintain and manage data content within their respective database systems as part of within agency data storage and the process of data acquisition, standardization and exchange with the StreamNet database. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $520,968
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2g: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Data exchange standard development (sponsor) The sponsor will manage/update existing data exchange formats and develop new ones for new data types listed under this contract. The exchange formats are critical to combining and disseminating data from multiple agencies in a consistent format. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $161,462
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2h: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Data exchange standard development (contractors) The agency partners will participate in developing and managing existing data exchange formats and developing new ones for the new data types listed under this contract. The exchange formats are critical to being able to combine and disseminate data from multiple agencies in a consistent format. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $218,967
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2i: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Maintain and manage legacy data sets (sponsor) The sponsor will continue to maintain and manage, as needed, older static data sets, including the NPCC Protected Areas database and the Smolt Density Model data set. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $4,268
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2j: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Develop and maintain a searchable data archive to support FWP data (sponsor) The sponsor will expand upon StreamNet's searchable data archive database to maintain a repository for fish data collected by other projects that lack the capability to post the data. The intent is to provide a place to make data available in cases where there are not other appropriate means to store and disseminate the data. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $34,181
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2k: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Develop and maintain a searchable data archive to support FWP data (contractors) The agency partners will work to acquire and develop data of "other" types than those specifically included in this contract. This will include assisting in the acquisition of data sets from other FWP projects that need a place to store data so that they are accessible to others. These data will be submitted to the StreamNet database in DEF format or to the searchable archive, as appropriate. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $13,094
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2l: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Maintain and manage the hydrography data (sponsor) The sponsor will manage and update the regional 100K hydrography data set as requested by partners, and will add enhanced data at a larger scale as submitted. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $53,381
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2m: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Maintain and manage the hydrography data (contractors) The agency partners will provide data to update the 100K hydrography as needed. They will also develop hydrography data at a larger scale and submit to the StreamNet database to accommodate streams with attached data at the 24K scale (mixed scale hydrography). They will also integrate with efforts by others to develop a functional 24K hydrography. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $103,151
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2n: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Maintain and manage the library collection (sponsor) The contractor will coordinate the integration of library catalog records for the data source documents with the data in the StreamNet database. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $34,109
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2o: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Maintain and manage the library collection (contractors) The agency partners will maintain and manage the contents of the library collections. This includes the physical housing of the collections and management of the catalog. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $332,904
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3a: Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results Disseminate fish data via the Internet (sponsor) The sponsor will utilize the online data query system, ftp, and interactive online map applications to disseminate fish related data from the StreamNet databases. This will include both tabular data and various GIS formats. Efforts will be made to make StreamNet data available through regional portals and other distributed means. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $242,932
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3b: Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results Disseminate fish data via the Internet (contractors) The agency partners will manage and utilize Internet data distribution as appropriate within their agency projects. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $95,836
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3c: Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results Respond to data/information requests (sponsor) The sponsor will respond to requests for information from a variety of entities, including formal requests from NPCC or other regional entities or smaller requests from various agencies, universities, tribes, consultants or the public. Requests received and satisfied will be logged and reported. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $85,406
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3d: Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results Respond to data/information requests (contractors) The agency partners will respond to requests for data or other information from their agency perspective. Requests received and satisfied will be logged and reported. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $135,456
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3e: Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results Disseminate legacy data sets The sponsor will continue to disseminate legacy data, older static data sets including the Protected Areas database and the Smolt Density Model data set, via the online data query system and the interactive map application. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $15,781
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3f: Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results Dissemination of data of the newly developed types (contractors) The agency partners will develop new means of disseminating and exchanging data of the new types include in this contract. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $119,990
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3g: Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results Disseminate library information by providing access to the collection The agency partner will provide for widespread dissemination of library contents and information through the provision of library services to patrons. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $501,819
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4a: Coordination Coordinate with and support regional efforts of the Fish and Wildlife Program (sponsor) The sponsor will coordinate with and provide data management expertise to regional data management and monitoring efforts, including NED, CSMEP, PNAMP and other projects funded through the FWP. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $190,424
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4b: Coordination Coordinate with and support regional efforts of the Fish and Wildlife Program (contractors) The agency partners will coordinate with and support regional programs supported by the FWP, including CSMEP, PNAMP, NED and other projects funded through the FWP, as requested. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $133,185
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4c: Coordination Support subbasin planning efforts (sponsor) The sponsor will support subbasin planning efforts through acquiring, managing and disseminating data developed through subbasin planning and through providing data related services as requested by Council or planning participants 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $6,911
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4d: Coordination Support subbasin planning efforts (contractors) The agency partners will support subbasin planning efforts by working to acquire data developed during the planning process and provide it to the StreamNet database, and by responding to requests for data-related assistance from planners. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $48,529
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4e: Coordination Coordinate with related activities outside of the FWP (sponsor) The sponsor will coordinate with and provide data related support to agencies and programs in the region but not necessarily funded by the FWP. These may include data providing agencies, various resource management agencies and research institutions. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $64,746
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4f: Coordination Coordinate with related activities outside of the FWP (contractors) The agency partners will coordinate with and provide data related support to agencies and programs in the region but not necessarily funded by the FWP. These may include data providing agencies, various resource management agencies and research institutions. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $162,534
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5a: Coordination Determine IT needs to improve data flow in data collecting agencies (sponsor) The sponsor will assist agency partners in exploring each agency's needs for IT based tools to increase efficiency of data capture at the field level and throughout the agency. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $43,140
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5b: Coordination Determine IT needs to improve data flow in data collecting agencies (contractors) The agency cooperators will work within their agency, to determine needs for information technology to increase efficiency of data capture in the field and means to increase efficiency of data management within the agency and simplify submission of data to the StreamNet database. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $250,703
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5c: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Application development to improve data capture in data collecting agencies (sponsor) The sponsor will work in collaboration with agency partners in development of applications to improve efficiency of data capture at the field level and speed its flow to the agency and to StreamNet. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $50,122
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5d: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Application development to improve data capture in data collecting agencies (contractors) The agency partners, in collaboration with the sponsor, will develop tools and interfaces to improve efficiency of data capture at the field level and speed its flow to the agency and to StreamNet. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $536,587
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6a: Outreach and Education Professional and public involvement The sponsor will develop materials to explain StreamNet services and data contents to potential patrons, and will give presentations to professional and technical groups to expand knowledge of the project and to encourage expanded flow and use of data. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $19,343
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* # of general public reached: 2 newsletters/yr.
* # of general public reached: 2 or more prof. presentations / year

6b: Outreach and Education Professional and public involvement (contractors) The agency partners will participate in outreach through development of materials to promote their portions of the StreamNet project and participate in professional and technical meetings to promote data flow and greater utilization of the project's resources. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $72,194
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* # of general public reached: 2 or more prof. presentations

6c: Manage and Administer Projects Manage project activities The sponsor will administer the StreamNet project, including working with the Steering Committee to guide the project, managing staff and budgets to meet project goals, and developing budgets and work statements. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $267,156
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6d: Manage and Administer Projects Manage project activities (contractors) The agency partners will contribute to management of the project through participation in the Steering Committee to guide the project, provide guidance to their staff, work within budget to achieve milestones, and contribute to development of budgets and work plans. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $374,555
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6e: Produce Annual Report Annual report (sponsor) The sponsor will enter the annual Status Report into Pisces, and will also produce and submit to BPA a detailed annual report of accomplishments by Work Element and Milestone. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $67,916
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6f: Produce Annual Report Annual report (contractors) The agency partners will contribute detailed input on accomplishments by Work Element and Milestone to PSMFC as part of the annual report. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $43,267
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6g: Produce Pisces Status Report Quarterly reports The sponsor, with input from agency partners, will produce a quarterly Pisces status report and other quarterly reports requested by the COTR. 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $23,832
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6h: Produce Pisces Status Report Quarterly reports (contractors) The agency partners will provide input quarterly for the Pisces status reports and any other reports requested by the COTR 10/1/2006 9/30/2010 $149,216
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Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel This represents the regional scope portion of the project at PSMFC. Data development and other work by subcontracting agencies is presented under $373,681 $392,365 $411,983
Fringe Benefits This represents the regional scope portion of the project at PSMFC. Data development and other work by subcontracting agencies is presented under $142,332 $149,448 $156,921
Supplies This represents the regional scope portion of the project at PSMFC. Data development and other work by subcontracting agencies is presented under $87,565 $91,945 $96,542
Travel This represents the regional scope portion of the project at PSMFC. Data development and other work by subcontracting agencies is presented under $5,560 $5,838 $6,130
Capital Equipment Scheduled computer upgrades: Web server in 07, GIS workstation in 09 $5,000 $ 0 $5,000
Overhead Includes Indirect for PSMFC expenses plus administrative overhead for funds passed through to subcontracting agencies $122,479 $128,601 $135,033
Other Subcontracts to six agencies that collect field fisheries data. This part of the project entails acquisition, standard formatting, georeferencing and submission of data, plus internal data management expenses, project administration, and overall project guidance through the Steering Committee. Out year estimates assume 5% inflation. $2,164,537 $2,272,764 $2,386,402
Totals $2,901,154 $3,040,961 $3,198,011

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$9,140,126
Total Work Element budget$9,140,126

Cost sharing
Funding Source or Organization Item or Service Provided FY 2007 Est Value ($) FY 2008 Est Value ($) FY 2009 Est Value ($) Cash or in-kind? Status
All StreamNet cooperating agencies Contribute data collected and time by field staffs to work in data acquisition process. Significant $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 In-Kind Under Development
IDFG Project Administrator salary $20,742 $21,779 $22,868 In-Kind Confirmed
IDFG Computer/software/network fees $16,510 $16,510 $16,510 Cash Confirmed
IDFG Employee Development $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 Cash Confirmed
IDFG Programmer to work on additional applications/databases $56,443 $59,265 $62,228 In-Kind Under Development
IDFG GIS Analyst $5,429 $5,700 $5,985 In-Kind Confirmed
Land mngt agencies and various other agencies/orgs Data and time by staffs in the data acquisition process. Significant contribution but hard to quanti $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 In-Kind Under Development
MFWP All operational support ($40,000) and computer programming services for the MFWP StreamNet system ($ $58,000 $58,000 $58,000 In-Kind Confirmed
ODFW Cash for personnel support beyond the FWP funding: portions of the Project Lead, GIS Coordinator, tw $40,000 $40,000 $ 0 Cash Under Development
ODFW Computer $1,500 $1,000 $500 In-Kind Confirmed
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Cash to improve Oregon Plan monitoring data management and access, expands monitoring data in Stream $99,000 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Under Development
USBOR GIS License Fee for ID StreamNet $4,200 $4,200 $4,200 Cash Confirmed
WDFW Rent, some phone and some supply charges that are covered by WDFW $32,472 $32,472 $32,472 In-Kind Confirmed
WDFW Salaries and benefits for clerical support and management time put in beyond the amount charged to t $17,768 $17,768 $17,768 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $355,064 $259,694 $223,531

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$ 0 $ 0 Outyear cost estimates are based on inflation and periodic computer upgrades. Actual costs will vary.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Cost estimates are based on the assumption of continuing work on existing types of data. Costs could increase or decrease based on additions or deletions of work on specific data types. Unless the types of data are changed, inflation and periodic upgrade of computers is the primary driver of cost changes. Regional requests for compilation of additional data types or specific new data services would change the cost estimates.
 
Termination Date Comments
None planned The StreamNet database is envisioned as an ongoing program to serve ongoing management and restoration programs in the basin. The need for annual data updating and ongoing data services will continue into the future. The need for consolidated data across agency lines will likely continue well into the future.
 
Final Deliverables
Ongoing maintenance and updating of a regional database system to serve fish and wildlife related data to regional managers and decision makers and the general public, and ongoing data management services to the Fish and Wildlife Program and projects funded under the FWP.

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date
Fix-it Loop Documents
Documents Originally Submitted with this Proposal

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Expense
No changes were made to this proposal


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$2,315,033
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$2,315,033
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$2,315,033
Total NPCC Rec
$6,945,099
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:Basinwide
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: Interim funding pending Council review of data priorities. Council draft recommendation is to hold to FY 2006 level. ISRP fundable (qualified): address in programmatic issue in the decision document.


NPCC Draft Funding Recommendations (September 15, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$2,315,033
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$2,315,033
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$2,315,033
Total NPCC Rec
$6,945,099
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$2,500,000
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$2,500,000
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$2,500,000
Total MSRT Rec
$7,500,000
Budget Category:Basinwide
NPCC Comments: Interim funding pending Council review of data priorities. Council draft recommendation is to hold to FY 2006 level. ISRP fundable (qualified): address in programmatic issue in the decision document.

Local or MSRT Comments: StreamNet and IBIS should be well coordinated. This project should be coordinated with the Data Management Placeholder, in case additional funding is required. Any discussions of a regional data center should also occur in the context of the data management proposals. CBFWA should host a workshop to develop priorities for the data management projects. (see comments in MSRT final report).


Independent Scientific Review Panel Final Review (August 31, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
Comments: The need to standardize data protocols continues. The central role of BPA in funding data collection in the basin should provide a mechanism to require standardization of data reporting, protocols, and methods. However, the sponsor’s response provided reasonable explanation of the position of StreamNet relative to the data standards issue and the difficulties of moving the issue forward based on voluntary agency agreement. The proposal describes past, present, and future features of StreamNet in a subdued manner. Nevertheless, the importance of having data development and dissemination activities in the basin is clear.

StreamNet is complex, and the staff is attempting to meet the needs of a diverse audience. As we learned in the 2000 review, this is not easy. Workshops to establish priority needs, better mechanisms to track use and effectiveness, documented QA/QC procedures, moves toward standardization without offending clients (both users and suppliers of data), specific data development on hatchery releases, and other topics that the ISRP questioned appear to be underway and in the right direction. For example, the ISRP encourages the sponsors to complete the draft document describing QA/QC procedures soon.

The base program is fundable and serves an important role in the Basin. The ISRP strongly supports expanding the tasks and objectives of StreamNet to provide the most utility to the basin. The “Fundable” recommendation is qualified, however, because the program needs to develop measures of effectiveness and assess its impact in terms of those measures. The project should have in place a system for monitoring and evaluating its performance. The program still needs to develop more in-depth measures of monitoring effectiveness and assess its impact in terms of user satisfaction. Use of the services should be documented, and more focus should be placed on outputs rather than inputs. A systematic way of evaluating effectiveness is needed. Who are the users? Were these users satisfied? Is tracking software used (e.g., Web Trends)? The sponsors should provide some evaluative performance information to address these questions.

The ISRP recommends that the project receive an independent project review on the quality of its service delivery soon. The sponsors are receptive to the idea of an independent performance review.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Preliminary Review (June 2, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Response requested
Comments: The need to standardize data protocols continues. The central role of BPA in funding data collection in the basin should provide a mechanism to require standardization of data reporting, protocols, and methods. The proposal describes past, present, and future features of StreamNet in a subdued manner. It is not clear what the new tasks will contribute to work in the basin. Nevertheless, the importance of having data development and dissemination activities in the basin is clear.

The base program is fundable and serves an important role in the Basin. We strongly support expanding the tasks and objectives of StreamNet to provide the most utility to the basin. Unfortunately, adequate information is not presented in the proposal to provide scientific review and fully evaluate the methods, budget, personnel, and infrastructure necessary to accomplish the listed tasks. The sub-proposals are all in preliminary form and do not provide evidence that their proposed activities are well developed.

A brief and general project history is presented. The focus is on administrative changes rather than accomplishments. Documentation of results providing information about benefits as a result of StreamNet would strengthen the proposal.

It is hard to get a good sense from the proposal whether this many personnel are really necessary to do the information project. The program needs to develop measures of effectiveness and assess its impact in terms of those measures. Use of the services should be documented, and more focus should be placed on outputs rather than inputs. The proposal does not report on user interface. A response is needed to justify ongoing activities and new work elements. In addition, strategies for quality control should be strengthened. A systematic way of evaluating effectiveness is needed. Who are the users? Were these users satisfied? Is tracking software used (e.g., Web Trends)? The sponsors should provide some evaluative performance information to address these questions. The project should have in place a system for monitoring and evaluating its performance. Almost no performance metrics are provided.

The ISRP recommends that the project receive an independent project review on the quality of its service delivery.

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