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Proposal 199700400: Resident Fish Stock Status Above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams

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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 10, 2006 Finalized Jason Connor

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199700400
Proposal Name: Resident Fish Stock Status Above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams
BPA Project Manager: Virgil Watts III
Agency, Institution or Organization: Kalispel Tribe
Short Description: The Joint Stock Assessment Project goals are to assess the current resident fish and habitat conditions of the blocked area and implement management recommedations based on research results.
Information Transfer: Primary data generated by and aquired through this project will be stored in the JSAP Unified Database (UDB). Primary and secondary data will be available through StreamNet Independant Datasets. Data will be reported in annual technical reports to BPA, available on the Internet. Data may be presented to peer-reviewed journals for publication.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Jason Connor Kalispel Tribe of Indians 1981 N. LeClerc Rd., PO Box 39
Usk WA 99180
Ph: 509.445.1147
Fax: 509.445.5302
Email: jconnor@knrd.org
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Jason Connor Kalispel Tribe of Indians 1981 N. LeClerc Rd., PO Box 39
Usk WA 99180
Ph: 509.445.1147
Fax: 509.445.5302
Email: jconnor@knrd.org
Form Submitter
Joe Maroney Kalispel Tribe of Indians 1981 N. LeClerc Rd., P.O. Box 39
Usk, WA 99180
Ph: (509) 445-1147
Fax: (509) 445-5302
Email: jmaroney@knrd.org
Project Lead
Virgil Watts III
Ph:
Fax:
Email: vlwatts@bpa.gov
BPA Project Manager
Lorraine Wood Kalispel Tribe of Indians 1981 N. LeClerc Rd., P.O. Box 39
Usk, WA 99180
Ph: (509) 445-1147
Fax: (509) 445-1705
Email: lwood@kalispeltribe.com
Administrative Contact

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Intermountain ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: None Selected ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
Entire blocked area including Box Canyon Reservoir, Spokane River, Little Spokane River, Lake Spokane, Lake Roosevelt tributaries , Washington None Selected No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
All Resident Fish
Bull Trout
Burbot
Interior Redband Trout
Northern Pike
Westslope Cutthroat

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Completed fish and habitat surveys of 9 tributaries and 5 lakes in the Pend Oreille, Spokane, and Spokane Arm of Lake Roosevelt watersheds, conducted stock assessment of Lake Roosevelt white sturgeon. Monitored Harvey Creek kokanee spawning (4th yr of 5).
2004 Completed fish and habitat surveys of Skookum Creek and its tributaries, Box Canyon Reservoir, Horseshoe Lake, upper Kettle River, middle Spokane River and 5 tributaries, and upper Tshimikain Creek and 4 tributaries.
2003 Completed fish and habitat surveys of 5 tributaries and 4 lakes in the Pend Oreille watershed, Spokane/Little Spokane rivers and 9 tributaries, and Tshimikain Creek. Constructed JSAP Unified Database (UDB), data upload utility, and web browser interface.
2002 Completed fish and habitat surveys of 9 tributaries and 6 lakes in the Pend Oreille watershed, Little Spokane River and 5 tributaries including genetic analysis, Spokane River and Nine Mile Reservoir, 6 tributaries on the Spokane reservation.
2001 Completed fish and habitat surveys of 7 tributaries and 7 lakes in the Pend Oreille watershed, 9 tributaries in the Little Spokane watershed and conducted genetic analysis of 5 rainbow trout populations, and 4 tributaries on the Spokane reservation.
2000 Completed Box Canyon Reservoir radiotelemetry study. Completed fish and habitat surveys in Boundary Reservoir and tributaries, Yokum and Halfmoon lakes, Blue, Castle Rock, Oyachen creeks, and four major lakes on the Spokane reservation.
1999 Completed the standardization of sampling methodologies. Completed a genetic analysis of cutthroat trout in the Lower Pend Oreille. Completed analysis of Spokane River existing data. Began conducting standardized fish and habitat surveys.
1998 Constructed data storage and analysis system. Began adressing identified data gaps with the Box Canyon Reservoir migration study. Began an analysis of existing data on the Spokane River System to identify needed research.
1997 Identified projects critical needs: A central data storage and analysis system, input and analysis of existing data to identify data gaps, standardization of sampling methodologies, and coordination of data exchange with ongoing projects.

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 [no entry] Genetic Bull/westslope trout II information exchange, equipment/personnel sharing, coordination
BPA [no entry] Upper Pend Oreille exotic fish control information exchange,equipment/personnel sharing, coordination
BPA 198503800 Colville Hatchery Information exchange and blocked area coordination
BPA 198810804 Streamnet (CIS/NED) Information exchange
BPA 199001800 Rainbow Tr Hab/Pass Impr Prog Information exchange and blocked area coordination
BPA 199104600 Spokane Tribal (Galbr Sprgs) H Information exchange and blocked area coordination
BPA 199104700 Sherman Creek Hatchery - O&M Information exchange and blocked area coordination
BPA 199404300 Lake Roosevelt Data Collection Information exchange, personnel/equipment sharing, and blocked area coordination
BPA 199500100 Kalispel Tribe Resident Fish P Information exchange, personnel/equipment sharing, blocked area coordination.
BPA 199500900 Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout N Information exchange and blocked area coordination
BPA 199501100 Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhanceme Information exchange and blocked area coordination
BPA 199502700 Lake Roosevelt Sturgeon Coordinate and assist in sturgeon stock assessments and information exchange
BPA 199502800 Assessment of Fishery Improvem Information exchange and blocked area coordination
BPA 200204300 Genetic Bull/Westslope Trout Information exchange, personnel/equipment sharing, coordination

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Describe resident fish and habitat conditions Describe the current status of resident fish stocks and habitat conditions in the blocked area Intermountain Pend Oreille Subbasin Objectives 1B1 (a,b,c), 1B2 (c,d), 1B3 (a), Spokane Subbasin Objectives 1A1 (a,b), 1B1 (a,b,c), 1C1, 1C6, 2A1 (b,c), 2A3 (a,h) 18-8,9, 26-6,13
Develop northern pike management recommendations Develop and implement management recommendations for northern pike in the Box Canyon Reservoir by 2008 Intermountain IMP Level Objectives 1C3, 2C2, Pend Oreille Subbasin Objective 2A2 (a,c) 18-11,16,18
Improve management of burbot stocks in two lakes Complete final two years of standardized burbot stock assessment surveys to improve harvest management and reduce impacts to native species in Bead and Sullivan lakes Intermountain IMP level Objectives 1C2, 2C2, Pend Oreille Subbasin Objectives 1A2 (a), 2A1, 2A2 (a,c) 18-7,11,17,18
Maintain or enhance fish in Spokane River Conduct standardized baseline fish survey of middle Spokane River betwen Upriver and Monroe Street dams to develop management stratagies to maintain or enhance native fish populations as well as non-native sport fish populations for harvest Intermountain IMP Level Objective 1C1, Spokane Subbasin Objectives 1A1 (a,b), 2A1 (b,c) 26-6,10,12,13
Maintain or enhance redband trout in Spokane River Conduct mark-recapture/resight experiment to estimate the abundance of redband trout in the upper Spokane River. Intermountain IMP level objective 1C1, Spokane Subbasin Objectives 1A1 (a,b), 2A1 (b,c) 26-6,10,12,13
Protect important habitats used by redband trout Conduct radiotelemetry study of redband trout in Little Spokane River and upper Lake Spokane to identify spawning areas, migration corridors, and seasonal adult rearing areas and characterize habitat conditions at these locations Intermountain IMP Level Objective 1C1, Spokane Subbasin Objectives 1A1 (a,b), 1A2 (a), 1B1 (a,b,c), 1B4 (a), 2A1 (a,b,c), 2A3 (a) 26-6,7,8,10,12,
Protect life history diversity of redband trout Conduct radiotelemetry study of redband trout in Little Spokane River and upper Lake Spokane to identify life history diversity and associated habitats Intermountain IMP Level Objective 1C1, Spokane Subbasin Objectives 1A1 (a,b), 1A2 (a), 1B4 (a), 2A1 (a,b,c) 26-6,8,10,12,13
Store all RM&E data for IMP in database Incorporate data from lake and stream surveys conducted by the Colville Tribe into JSAP UDB to make available to managers via the Internet Intermountain San Poil RM&E Objective 2B2, Rufus Woods RM&E Objective 1C2 43-4, 51-4

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
1a: Manage and Administer Projects Cooperatively manage and administer the JSAP contract(s) to ensure project implementation We will prioritize stock assessment projects for the following project year and prepare statements of work, budget, spending plan, and property inventory, according to BPA guidelines for submission to BPA. Prepare accrual estimates as requested by BPA. Upon approval of SOW package by BPA, the Kalispel Tribe will negotiate subcontracts with WDFW, STI, and CCT. Conduct agency administration (purchasing, hiring, financial estimates, budget management, contract entry, personnel management, etc). Manage on the ground work to insure project implementation and completion. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $112,024
Biological Objectives Metrics
Describe resident fish and habitat conditions
Develop northern pike management recommendations
Improve management of burbot stocks in two lakes
Maintain or enhance fish in Spokane River
Maintain or enhance redband trout in Spokane River
Protect important habitats used by redband trout
Protect life history diversity of redband trout
Store all RM&E data for IMP in database
No Metrics for this Work Element

1b: Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Obtain scientific collection permits Permitting requirements for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientific collection permits will be satisfied. 11/1/2007 1/30/2009 $10,200
Biological Objectives Metrics
Describe resident fish and habitat conditions
Develop northern pike management recommendations
Improve management of burbot stocks in two lakes
Maintain or enhance fish in Spokane River
Maintain or enhance redband trout in Spokane River
Protect important habitats used by redband trout
Protect life history diversity of redband trout
No Metrics for this Work Element

2a: Develop RM&E Methods and Designs Develop study plan for the mark-recapture/resight experiment to estimate the abundance of redband trout in the upper Spokane River. A study plan will be developed to for conducting the upper Spokane River redband trout mark-recapture/resight abundance estimate. The study plan will be developed in consultation with a WDFW biometrician and regional management biologists. The study plan will include maps with sample sites, schedules for implementation, biological data collection protocols, equipment requirements, sample sizes, and datasheets. 3/1/2007 7/31/2007 $11,672
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain or enhance redband trout in Spokane River
No Metrics for this Work Element

2b: Develop RM&E Methods and Designs Develop study plan for the baseline assessment of the fish population in the Spokane River between Upriver and Monroe Street dams (middle Spokane River). A study plan will be developed for conducting the baseline assessment of the fish population in the Spokane River between Upriver and Monroe Street dams (middle Spokane River). The study plan will be developed in consultation with regional management biologists. The study plan will include maps with sample sites, schedules for implementation, biological data collection protocols, equipment requirements, sample sizes, and datasheets. 3/1/2007 4/30/2007 $11,672
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain or enhance fish in Spokane River
No Metrics for this Work Element

2c: Develop RM&E Methods and Designs Develop study plan for a radio telemetry study to describe the life history diversity of redband trout and identify important seasonal habitats used by potamodromous adult redband trout in the Little Spokane River and upper Lake Spokane. A study plan will be developed to for conducting a radio telemetry study to describe the life history diversity of redband trout and identify important seasonal habitats used by potamodromous adult redband trout in the Little Spokane River and upper Lake Spokane. The study plan will be developed in consultation with a WDFW biometrician, telemetry equipment manufacturers, and regional management biologists. The study plan will include maps with sample sites, schedules for implementation, biological data collection protocols, equipment requirements, sample sizes, and datasheets. 3/1/2008 4/30/2008 $24,170
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect important habitats used by redband trout
Protect life history diversity of redband trout
No Metrics for this Work Element

3a: Produce Inventory or Assessment Conduct baseline stream habitat assessments in tributaries in the Pend Oreille subbasin identified as having no quantitative data available. Baseline habitat conditions will be determined for 40 Km of unsurveyed tributaries annually in the Salmo, Upper West Branch Priest River, Lower West Branch Priest River, Lamb, Kalispel, Granite, and Hughes Fork watersheds. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $150,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Describe resident fish and habitat conditions
No Metrics for this Work Element

3b: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Conduct fisheries surveys in tributaries in the Pend Oreille subbasin Conduct standardized multiple pass removal-depletion electrofishing surveys in 100 m stream sections distributed throughout surveyed tributary streams to determine species composition, relative abundance, densities, and biological statistics. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $150,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Describe resident fish and habitat conditions
No Metrics for this Work Element

3c: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Conduct baseline assessments of the fish populations in 4 Pend Oreille and Priest subbasin lakes annually. Determine species composition, relative abundance, and biological statistics of fish in 4 lakes annually to improve management. 6/1/2007 10/31/2009 $75,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Describe resident fish and habitat conditions
No Metrics for this Work Element

3d: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Conduct baseline water quality and productivity assessments of 4 Pend Oreille and Priest subbasin lakes annually. Determine water quality (temperature, dissolved oxygen (DO), and turbidity) and productivity (periphyton, phytoplankton, zooplankton, and macroinvertebrate species compositions, densities, and biomass) in the 4 lakes that fisheries assessments are conducted. 6/1/2007 10/31/2009 $60,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Describe resident fish and habitat conditions
No Metrics for this Work Element

3e: Produce Inventory or Assessment Conduct baseline stream habitat assessments in tributaries in WRIA 58 (Middle Lake Roosevelt) and WRIA 59 (Colville) watersheds identified as having no quantitative data available. Baseline habitat conditions will be determined for 25 Km of unsurveyed tributaries annually in WRIA 58 (Middle Lake Roosevelt) and WRIA 59 (Colville) watersheds. Priority tributaries will be determined by the Colville River watershed group and WDFW, based on draft instream flow studies conducted in those watersheds. 6/1/2007 10/31/2009 $86,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Describe resident fish and habitat conditions
No Metrics for this Work Element

3f: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Conduct fisheries surveys in tributaries in WRIA 58 (Middle Lake Roosevelt) and WRIA 59 (Colville) watersheds. We will identify passable and non-passable tributaries to Lake Roosevelt that would act as an attractant to adfluvial species in both the spring and fall seasons. Sampling will consist of boat and backpack electrofishing. Preliminary sampling will focus on staging fish if a tributary acts as a barrier within the confluence due to Lake Roosevelt drawdown or geological limitations. If no barriers are encountered within the confluences then sampling within the tributaries will focus on absence/presence of adfluvial spawners. JSAP standardized multiple pass removal-depletion electrofishing surveys in 100 m stream sections will be conducted to determine species composition, relative abundance, densities, and biological statistics. 6/1/2007 10/31/2009 $86,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Describe resident fish and habitat conditions
No Metrics for this Work Element

3g: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Conduct two years of burbot stock assessment surveys to establish baseline trend for managing the populations in Bead and Sullivan lakes. Complete the final two of three years of standardized burbot stock assessment surveys to establish trend in catch-per-unit-effort, size structure, and age structure for use in managing these two populations. 3/1/2007 12/31/2008 $67,496
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve management of burbot stocks in two lakes
No Metrics for this Work Element

3h: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Conduct a mark-recapture/resight experiment to estimate the abundance of redband trout in the upper Spokane River to establish a baseline trend for managing the population. A mark-recapture/resight experiment will be conducted to estimate the abundance of redband trout in the upper Spokane River to establish baseline trend for managing the population. 9/1/2007 11/30/2008 $54,766
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain or enhance redband trout in Spokane River
No Metrics for this Work Element

3i: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Conduct a baseline assessment of the fish population in the Spokane River between Upriver and Monroe Street dams (middle Spokane River). A baseline assessment of the fish population in the middle Spokane River will be conducted to improve management. 7/1/2007 10/31/2007 $48,625
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain or enhance fish in Spokane River
No Metrics for this Work Element

3j: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Conduct a radio telemetry study to describe the life history diversity of redband trout and identify important seasonal habitats used by adult redband trout in the Little Spokane River and upper Lake Spokane. A radio telemetry study to describe the life history diversity of redband trout and identify feeding, wintering, and spawning areas used by adult redband trout in the Little Spokane River and upper Lake Spokane and describe the mesohabitat in these areas. Redband trout will be surgically implanted with radio transmitters and subsequently tracked to identify seasonal movement patterns use areas. 10/1/2008 11/30/2009 $231,588
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain or enhance redband trout in Spokane River
Protect important habitats used by redband trout
No Metrics for this Work Element

4a: Analyze/Interpret Data Data analysis of tributary habitat and fishery assessments and lake water quality, productivity, and fishery assessments will be conducted annually following field data collection. Data from the tributary habitat assessments will be analyzed to produce summary and descriptive statistics of stream reaches. Electrofishing data analysis will include presence/absense, species composition, relative abundance, and density. Lake fish sampling estimates of species composition, relative abundance/density, age structure, and catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE) will be calculated. water quality profiles of temperature, dissolved oxygen (DO), and turbidity will be calculated. Productivity of periphyton, phytoplankton, zooplankton, and macroinvertebrate species compositions, densities, and biomass will be estimated. 9/1/2007 12/31/2009 $60,016
Biological Objectives Metrics
Describe resident fish and habitat conditions
No Metrics for this Work Element

4b: Analyze/Interpret Data Analysis of burbot stock assessment data, calculation of upper Spokane River redband trout abundance estimate and evaluate estimator assumptions, baseline assessment data for the middle Spokane River, and radiotelemetry data will be conducted annually upo Data from the burbot stock assessment surveys will be analyzed to produce indices of abundance (catch-per-unit-effort), size composition, and age composition. Statistical tests will be conducted to determine differences in each index between sample years. Power analysis will be conducted to determine necessary sample sizes for future burbot stock assessment surveys. The upper Spokane River redband trout abundance estimate will be calculated using an appropriate model. Estimator assumptions will be evaluated using data collected during the project to ensure an unbiased estimate. Indices and statistics related to species composition, abundance (CPUE), age, growth, and condition will calculated. Distances moved by redband trout with transmitters will be determined using GPS data from telemetry locations and ArcGIS software. Seasonal use and migration areas will be mapped using ArcGIS software. Mesohabitat will be summarized for each season and type of habitat function (feeding, wintering, spawning). 10/1/2007 11/30/2009 $71,274
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve management of burbot stocks in two lakes
Maintain or enhance fish in Spokane River
Maintain or enhance redband trout in Spokane River
Protect important habitats used by redband trout
Protect life history diversity of redband trout
No Metrics for this Work Element

5a: Other Produce Annual Reports Develop annual technical progress reports for the JSAP updating identified data gaps within the project area. Reports will provide background (introduction) information, description of methods, results of analyses, a discussion of the results in the context of other related research, management recommendations, and literature citation. This report will be a combined effort between the Kalispel Tribe, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Spokane Tribe, and Colville Confederated Tribes. 9/1/2007 2/28/2010 $171,241
Biological Objectives Metrics
Describe resident fish and habitat conditions
Develop northern pike management recommendations
Improve management of burbot stocks in two lakes
Maintain or enhance fish in Spokane River
Maintain or enhance redband trout in Spokane River
Protect important habitats used by redband trout
Protect life history diversity of redband trout
Store all RM&E data for IMP in database
No Metrics for this Work Element

5b: Produce Plan Develop and implement a northern pike management plan for the Box Canyon Reservoir Utilizing data collected between 2004-2006 on northern pike distribution, habitat use/preference, migration patterns and timing, diet, population estimate, and recruitment to develop and implement management plan for northern pike in the Box Canyon Reservoir. 3/1/2007 12/30/2008 $25,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Develop northern pike management recommendations
No Metrics for this Work Element

6a: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Maintain-Update the JSAP Unified database and website The Kalispel Tribe manages the JSAP UDB which allows users (fisheries managers, and the public to a lesser extent) to access, query, view, download, and analyze data collected through this project. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $166,176
Biological Objectives Metrics
Describe resident fish and habitat conditions
Improve management of burbot stocks in two lakes
Maintain or enhance fish in Spokane River
Maintain or enhance redband trout in Spokane River
Protect important habitats used by redband trout
Protect life history diversity of redband trout
No Metrics for this Work Element

6b: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Update and maintain an MS Access database system with WDFW JSAP data, check and certify original UDB contents for WDFW (1999-2001), and implement a tool to transfer the data to JSAP Unified Database (UDB). We will enhance and update the existing MS Access database system that was created in 2005. Data tables, forms, queries and reports relevant to data from earlier years (as needed) as well as for data collected from the current sampling season will be generated annually. A tool will be used to validate, certify as complete, and load annual WDFW JSAP data from the MS Access database system into the standard SQL Server-based Project data repository, the Unified Database (UDB). 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $35,832
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve management of burbot stocks in two lakes
Maintain or enhance fish in Spokane River
Maintain or enhance redband trout in Spokane River
Protect important habitats used by redband trout
Protect life history diversity of redband trout
No Metrics for this Work Element

6c: Submit/Acquire Data Transfer certified WDFW data stored in an MS Access database to the JSAP UDB and StreamNet. The StreamNet Independent Datasets page will be updated with WDFW 2007-2009 JSAP data. WDFW data from 2007 through 2009 will be loaded from MS Access into the UDB. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $45,876
Biological Objectives Metrics
Improve management of burbot stocks in two lakes
Maintain or enhance fish in Spokane River
Maintain or enhance redband trout in Spokane River
Protect important habitats used by redband trout
Protect life history diversity of redband trout
No Metrics for this Work Element

6d: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Compile and enter current fisheries and habitat data into the JSAP UDB Data generated by Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Habitat/Passage Improvement Project will be provided to JSAP database manager for incorporation into the database. We will enter all collected data into the standard database format and provide a copy to JSAP database manager. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $41,922
Biological Objectives Metrics
Store all RM&E data for IMP in database
No Metrics for this Work Element

6e: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Organize files of historic fisheries and habitat data and input into MS Access for inclusion in the JSAP UDB Hard copies of historical data are stored in files in the Colville Tribe fisheries office. The hard copies will be input into Excel/Access formats and sent to the Kalispel Tribe for inclusion into the JSAP database. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $180,852
Biological Objectives Metrics
Store all RM&E data for IMP in database
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel KT-GIS/Database Administrator (0.5 FTE) $29,925 $31,420 $33,000
Personnel KT-Project Manager/Biologist (1.0 FTE) $47,350 $49,600 $52,000
Personnel KT-Fisheries Technician (0.75 FTE) $27,500 $28,875 $30,325
Personnel KT-Fisheries Technician (0.5 FTE) $16,500 $15,125 $17,775
Personnel KT-Fisheries Program Manager(0.1 FTE) $6,656 $6,988 $7,338
Personnel KT-Administrative Assistant (0.1 FTE) $3,500 $3,675 $3,900
Fringe Benefits KT-32% of Salaries $42,057 $43,418 $46,188
Supplies KT-Field and office supplies $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Travel KT-Vehicle lease, fuel, maintenance, lodging, per diem $14,420 $14,420 $14,420
Other KT-Office lease, utilities, telecommunications (Spokane) $15,400 $15,400 $15,400
Overhead KT-~20% of direct, negotiated annually and subject to change $41,469 $52,720 $44,877
Personnel WDFW-Biologist 3 Project Manager (0.5 FTE) $27,568 $28,671 $29,077
Personnel WDFW-Biologist (Field) 2 (1.0 FTE) $48,737 $50,686 $50,686
Personnel WDFW-Biometrician (0.08 FTE) $5,465 $5,683 $5,683
Personnel WDFW-ITAS 4 (0.25 FTE) $15,599 $16,223 $16,223
Personnel WDFW-Fisheries Technician 2 (0.33 FTE) $12,098 $22,018 $12,581
Fringe Benefits WDFW-34% of Salaries $37,059 $41,531 $37,659
Supplies WDFW-Field and office supplies $15,004 $28,555 $9,025
Travel WDFW-Vehicle lease, fuel, maintenance, lodging, per diem $8,771 $12,831 $14,494
Other WDFW-Equipment storage, utilities, telecommunications $7,032 $7,384 $7,754
Overhead WDFW-~29% of direct costs $51,426 $61,949 $53,182
Personnel STI-Project Manager (0.04 FTE) $1,848 $1,921 $1,998
Personnel STI-Biologist (0.6 FTE) $22,772 $23,683 $24,630
Personnel STI-Fisheries Technician (0.3 FTE) $6,887 $7,163 $7,450
Personnel STI-Fisheries Technician (0.5 FTE) $9,703 $10,091 $10,495
Fringe Benefits STI-29% of Salaries $11,889 $12,364 $12,859
Supplies STI-Field and office supplies $2,169 $2,256 $2,346
Travel STI-Vehicle lease, fuel, maintenance, insurance $6,848 $7,122 $7,407
Other STI-Office utilities and telecommunications $874 $909 $945
Overhead STI-~17.6% of direct $10,987 $11,426 $11,883
Personnel CCT-Fisheries Biologist 1 $37,816 $39,707 $41,692
Fringe Benefits CCT-27% of salaries $10,208 $10,718 $11,254
Supplies CCT-Office supplies $4,000 $4,200 $4,400
Travel CCT-Travel, training, POV mileage $3,000 $3,150 $3,300
Other CCT-Office lease, maintenance, telecommunications $5,000 $5,250 $5,500
Overhead CCT-~20% of direct $9,512 $9,988 $10,487
Totals $622,049 $692,120 $663,233

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$1,977,402
Total Work Element budget$1,977,402

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
BIA ArcView Software Suite $11,200 $11,200 $11,200 In-Kind Confirmed
Eastern Washington University Sampling design, laboratory use, personnel $15,000 $5,000 $5,000 In-Kind Confirmed
EPA Collection, analysis, and reporting of baseline water quality and invertabrate data on inland lakes $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 Cash Under Review
Kalispel Tribe Computer server, PCs (2), tape back-up $15,500 $15,500 $15,500 In-Kind Confirmed
Kalispel Tribe Office space (Usk) $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 In-Kind Confirmed
WDFW Database administration support $25,223 $26,093 $20,818 In-Kind Confirmed
WDFW Electrofishing boat and truck $4,000 $ 0 $ 0 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $77,123 $63,993 $58,718

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$696,394 $731,214 [Outyear comment field left blank]
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
 
Termination Date Comments
 
Final Deliverables

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
$622,049
FY 2008 Budget
$682,120
FY 2009 Budget
$663,233
Total NPCC Rec
$1,967,402
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
Comments:


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

FY 2007 Budget
$622,049
FY 2008 Budget
$682,120
FY 2009 Budget
$663,233
Total NPCC Rec
$1,967,402
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Comments:

Local or MSRT Comments: Reduced by $10,000 in FY08. Correction of error in proposal budget.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: The basic design of this project is collaboration; project staff subcontract many work elements with WDFW, STI and CCT. The proposal is well-written and clearly traces the history of the project. Recent efforts have been actively improving the program by a) standardizing and upgrading data collection techniques and experimental design and b) making data more available, primarily on Streamnet. Reviewers note and applaud significant progress.

That said, future activities need to begin another upgrade, namely a gradual shift in project justification. In its previous review the ISRP commented that the Panel will be looking for clear descriptions as to how managers are using the data generated, and that comment is being repeated more forcefully here. Project justification must begin to move from the current "fill data gaps" to something more scientifically meaningful, more cost-effective, and more likely to benefit fish, fish habitat, and resource managers. That means a focus on limiting factors, looking for opportunities (especially those that are time-critical) to gather data to help the resource managers actually preserve and restore the most important habitat/populations. Refer to the ISAB's report: A Review of Strategies for Recovering Tributary Habitat; ISAB 2003-2: www.nwcouncil.org/library/isab/isab2003-2.htm.

To date, project efforts seem to focus on reporting "activities performed," but should be placing more emphasis on "results obtained." Unfortunately project activities in recent history have largely been to document the invasion of one exotic fish species after another, which seems a fact of life today in the region. Proposed objectives seem reasonable for burbot and redband trout. The planning for, and discussion of, census techniques for proposed Spokane River project seems very well considered. However, the value of diet analysis and bioenergetics modeling for northern pike seems of low management value. Such work has been done repeatedly elsewhere and would not seem needed to assess the situation.

Project staff is encouraged to increase their level of publication in peer-reviewed literature in the future.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: The basic design of this project is collaboration; project staff subcontract many work elements with WDFW, STI and CCT. The proposal is well-written and clearly traces the history of the project. Recent efforts have been actively improving the program by a) standardizing and upgrading data collection techniques and experimental design and b) making data more available, primarily on Streamnet. Reviewers note and applaud significant progress.

That said, future activities need to begin another upgrade, namely a gradual shift in project justification. In its previous review the ISRP commented that the Panel will be looking for clear descriptions as to how managers are using the data generated, and that comment is being repeated more forcefully here. Project justification must begin to move from the current "fill data gaps" to something more scientifically meaningful, more cost-effective, and more likely to benefit fish, fish habitat, and resource managers. That means a focus on limiting factors, looking for opportunities (especially those that are time-critical) to gather data to help the resource managers actually preserve and restore the most important habitat/populations. Refer to the ISAB's report: A Review of Strategies for Recovering Tributary Habitat; ISAB 2003-2: www.nwcouncil.org/library/isab/isab2003-2.htm.

To date, project efforts seem to focus on reporting "activities performed," but should be placing more emphasis on "results obtained." Unfortunately project activities in recent history have largely been to document the invasion of one exotic fish species after another, which seems a fact of life today in the region. Proposed objectives seem reasonable for burbot and redband trout. The planning for, and discussion of, census techniques for proposed Spokane River project seems very well considered. However, the value of diet analysis and bioenergetics modeling for northern pike seems of low management value. Such work has been done repeatedly elsewhere and would not seem needed to assess the situation.

Project staff is encouraged to increase their level of publication in peer-reviewed literature in the future.

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