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Proposal 199506425: YKFP Policy/Plan/Technical

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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
January 9, 2006 Finalized Todd Pearsons

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199506425
Proposal Name: YKFP Policy/Plan/Technical
BPA Project Manager: David Byrnes
Agency, Institution or Organization: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Short Description: This project provides the policy and technical support for WDFW participation in the Yakima/Klicktat Fisheries Project.
Information Transfer: 1) YKFP web site and other regional web sites (e.g., DART) 2) Oral presentations (e.g., co-host Yakima Basin Science and Aquatic management conference) 3) Technical reports 4) Peer-reviewed journal and book articles
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Todd Pearsons Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife 201 North Pearl Street
Ellensburg WA 98926
Ph: 509 925-4467
Fax: 509 925-4702
Email: pearstnp@dfw.wa.gov
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
David Byrnes
Ph:
Fax:
Email: dmbyrnes@bpa.gov
BPA Project Manager
Ted Nelson WDFW 600 North Capitol Way
Olympia, WA 98501
Ph: 360-902-2401
Fax:
Email: nelsotfn@dfw.wa.gov
BPA Contracting Officer
Todd Pearsons Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife 201 North Pearl Street
Ellensburg WA 98926
Ph: 509 925-4467
Fax: 509 925-4702
Email: pearstnp@dfw.wa.gov
Project Lead

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Columbia Plateau ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Yakima ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
Stream Yakima watershed , Washington Yakima No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Chinook Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
Coho Unspecified Population
Steelhead Middle Columbia River ESU
Bull Trout
Chinook Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall ESU
Cutthroat Trout
Interior Redband Trout
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pikeminnow
Other Resident
Pacific Lamprey
Piscivorous birds, salmonid pathogens, invertebrates that are eaten by target species, dace, sculpins, suckers, redside shiners

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Produced summary and other technical reports for the YKFP, provided policy and technical leadership and decisions for the YKFP, produced peer reviewed publications, co-sponsored Yakima Basin Aquatic Science and Management Conference
2004 Produced summary and other technical reports for the YKFP, provided policy and technical leadership and decisions for the YKFP, produced peer reviewed publications, co-sponsored Yakima Basin Aquatic Science and Management Conference.
2003 Produced summary and other technical reports for the YKFP, provided policy and technical leadership and decisions for the YKFP, produced peer reviewed publications, co-sponsored Yakima Basin Aquatic Science and Management Conference
2002 Produced technical reports for the YKFP, provided policy and technical leadership and decisions for the YKFP, co-sponsored YKFP Project Annual Review
2001 Provided policy and technical leadership and decisions for the YKFP, co-sponsored YKFP Project Annual Review, first age 4 Cle Elum Supplementation and Research Facility (CESRF) Chinook return and spawn in the river
2000 Provided policy and technical leadership and decisions for the YKFP, co-sponsored YKFP Project Annual Review
1999 Provided policy and technical leadership and decisions for the YKFP, co-sponsored YKFP Project Annual Review, released first CESRF smolts from acclimation sites in the upper Yakima River
1998 Provided policy and technical leadership and decisions for the YKFP, co-sponsored YKFP Project Annual Review, produced containment objectives for non-target taxa of concern
1997 Provided policy and technical leadership and decisions for the YKFP, co-sponsored YKFP Project Annual Review, produced Spring Chinook Supplementation Conceptual Monitoring Plan and Genetic Guidelines for Brookstock
1996 Provided policy and technical leadership and decisions for the YKFP, co-sponsored YKFP Project Annual Review, completed YKFP Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0169, DOE/BP-2784)
1995 Provided policy and technical leadership and decisions for the YKFP, co-sponsored YKFP Project Annual Review, prepared draft Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0169)

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
Other: LSRCP [no entry] Supplementation in Tucannon River Provides opportunity to compare findings relative to the efficacy of supplementation
BPA 198812025 YKFP Management, Data, Habitat Yakama Nation's companion YKFP policy and technical project which together provides the technical and policy guidance for the YKFP
BPA 199506325 YKFP - Monitoring And Evaluati Provides the WDFW policy and technical support to carry out the monitoring and evaluation for the YKFP
BPA 199701325 Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Pro Provides the WDFW policy and technical support to support operations and maintenance of the YKFP particularly fish culture
BPA 200303900 Monitor Repro In Wenat/Tuc/Kal Provides opportunity to compare findings relative to the efficacy of supplementation

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Achieve the quantitative objectives of the YKFP The co-managers are committed to balancing the current and future benefit/costs of fish resources in the Yakima Basin. This includes enhancing and conserving habitat conditions for long-term benefits, reaping current harvest opportunities through supplementation, and striving towards containing undesirable genetic and ecological impacts. To this end, the co-managers have agreed to quantitative objectives (described in the narrative) and have committed to monitoring the results within an adaptive management framework. Success of the YKFP will be judged based on the achievement of these objectives. Yakima 1) Continue YKFP supplementation experiments and habitat restoration. 2) Monitor population productivity, abundance, and life history and habitat restoration. 3) Continue and enhance the YKFP programs for spring and fall chinook, and coho reintroduction. 26 of supp.

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Prepare documentation for environmental compliance of YKFP activities Prepare documentation in support of ESA/NEPA compliance regarding fisheries monitoring and evaluation activities in consultation and coordination with BPA environmental staff. 8/1/2007 7/31/2010 $7,244
Biological Objectives Metrics
Achieve the quantitative objectives of the YKFP
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage and administer YKFP activities Manage and administer the various components of the YKFP's monitoring and evaluation project through the Policy Group and the Scientific Technical Advisory Committee. Provide policy and technical guidance from WDFW for all aspects of the YKFP. Attend monthly meetings of the policy and technical work group. 8/1/2007 7/31/2010 $362,191
Biological Objectives Metrics
Achieve the quantitative objectives of the YKFP
No Metrics for this Work Element

Provide Technical Review Review technical proposals and reports Review proposals, plans, reports, and ongoing activities generated within and outside the YKFP. Reviews will evaluate technical rigor and importance of work. Recommendations will be made to improve project proposals. 8/1/2007 7/31/2010 $144,876
Biological Objectives Metrics
Achieve the quantitative objectives of the YKFP
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Produce overview report of YKFP Prepare annual reports documenting the accomplishments and results of monitoring and evaluation studies supported by Project 1995-064-25 and this contract. 8/1/2007 7/31/2010 $72,438
Biological Objectives Metrics
Achieve the quantitative objectives of the YKFP
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Produce quarterly reports for YKFP PG/STAC activities Prepare quarterly and annual reports documenting the accomplishments and progress of policy and technical activities supported by this contract. 8/1/2007 7/31/2010 $7,244
Biological Objectives Metrics
Achieve the quantitative objectives of the YKFP
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce/Submit Scientific Findings Report Write YKFP peer-reviewed publications Lead or participate in developing and submitting peer reviewed publications associated with the YKFP. 8/1/2007 7/31/2010 $130,389
Biological Objectives Metrics
Achieve the quantitative objectives of the YKFP
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel 2.35 $124,282 $124,282 $124,282
Fringe Benefits average of 30% $35,911 $36,647 $37,384
Supplies (e.g., utilities, computer leases, office supplies, software) $11,919 $12,448 $13,003
Travel Meetings with Power Council, BPA, NOAA etc. and scientific fora $5,237 $5,441 $5,677
Overhead average of 35% $56,752 $62,586 $68,531
Totals $234,101 $241,404 $248,877

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$724,382
Total Work Element budget$724,382

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

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$258,832 $268,787 Applied a 4% inflation rate per year
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
 
Termination Date Comments
See comment The YKFP will continue unless the following conditions are met: 1) habitat is able to support the abundance and harvest goals, 2) science objectives have been achieved, or 3) supplementation fails to meet objectives and the costs of continuing exceed the benefits of stopping
 
Final Deliverables
1) Peer-reviewed publications that answer the four key questions about whether supplementation can meet objectives 2) Restored and enhanced salmon and steelhead populations in the Yakima Basin that meet the quantitative objectives 3) Habitat that will support salmon and steelhead populations, and their associated species, in perpetuity

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date

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 Budget
$183,333
FY 2008 Budget
$183,333
FY 2009 Budget
$183,333
Total NPCC Rec
$549,999
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: ISRP fundable qualified: ISRP recommends that the broader YKFP program be the subject of an organized program review. Project sponsor should consider focusing the next annual review for this purpose, otherwise review will need to occur as part of the next project review cycle. As Council has asked for in the past, a Master Plan is needed for fall chinook and coho elements of the project.


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

FY 2007 Budget
$183,333
FY 2008 Budget
$183,333
FY 2009 Budget
$183,333
Total NPCC Rec
$549,999
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Comments:
NPCC Staff Comments: ISRP fundable qualified: ISRP recommends that the broader YKFP program be the subject of an organized program review. Project sponsor should consider focusing the next annual review for this purpose, otherwise review will need to occur as part of the next project review cycle. As Council has asked for in the past, a Master Plan is needed for fall chinook and coho elements of the project.


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

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: See overall comments for the five related Yakima/Klickitat Fishery Projects under proposal 19881205.

Comments specific to this Policy/Plan/Technical (PPT) proposal:

A key question is why this is a separate project from the 198812025 (YKFP Management, Data, Habitat). The work elements appear to be very similar if not identical (even including "Manage and Administer YKFP Activities). Because this is the WDFW portion of the administration component, it is likely relying on another counterpart proposal for some explanation. This points to the general need to have a broader program description regardless of sponsor.

This project identifies its primary biological objective as "Achieve the quantitative objectives of the YKFP." The strategies identified as part of the Yakima Subbasin Plan are duplicative of other projects submitted for the YKFP. Although unclear for this specific project element, the project history was provided for the broader YKFP, which is extensive, particularly when viewing the long list of publications and reports. The objectives are listed but unclear how they differ from other broader project elements. Methods are more related to business and program management as opposed to biological. As such there is no real science to review here, although review is doable for the broader program. There is opportunity to explicitly set up hypotheses regarding habitat improvement. Some additional focus on how much actual on the ground habitat work will be completed would be welcomed. As the stated objectives are non-biological for this specific project, M&E are not amenable unless there is some actual habitat work being conducted (which is not obvious).


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

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: See overall comments for the five related Yakima/Klickitat Fishery Projects under proposal 19881205.

Comments specific to this Policy/Plan/Technical (PPT) proposal:

A key question is why this is a separate project from the 198812025 (YKFP Management, Data, Habitat). The work elements appear to be very similar if not identical (even including "Manage and Administer YKFP Activities). Because this is the WDFW portion of the administration component, it is likely relying on another counterpart proposal for some explanation. This points to the general need to have a broader program description regardless of sponsor.

This project identifies its primary biological objective as "Achieve the quantitative objectives of the YKFP." The strategies identified as part of the Yakima Subbasin Plan are duplicative of other projects submitted for the YKFP. Although unclear for this specific project element, the project history was provided for the broader YKFP, which is extensive, particularly when viewing the long list of publications and reports. The objectives are listed but unclear how they differ from other broader project elements. Methods are more related to business and program management as opposed to biological. As such there is no real science to review here, although review is doable for the broader program. There is opportunity to explicitly set up hypotheses regarding habitat improvement. Some additional focus on how much actual on the ground habitat work will be completed would be welcomed. As the stated objectives are non-biological for this specific project, M&E are not amenable unless there is some actual habitat work being conducted (which is not obvious).

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