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Proposal 199004400: Coeur D'Alene Reservation Habitat Enhancement (Coeur d'Alene Subbasin)

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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 Angelo Vitale

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199004400
Proposal Name: Coeur D'Alene Reservation Habitat Enhancement (Coeur d'Alene Subbasin)
BPA Project Manager: Virgil Watts III
Agency, Institution or Organization: Coeur D'Alene Tribe
Short Description: Enhance critical habitat to mitigate limiting factors for westslope cutthroat in 4 target watersheds in the Coeur d'Alene subbasin. Complete monitoring of populations and physical habitat and promote coordination/participation among stakeholders.
Information Transfer: Information will be transferred through agency technical reports, quarterly and annual progress reports to BPA, peer reviewed journal articles, oral and poster presentations at professional conferences and a Project newsletter.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Angelo Vitale Coeur d'Alene Tribe 401 Annie Antelope Road
Plummer, ID 83851
Ph: 208-686-6903
Fax: 208-686-3021
Email: ajvitale@cdatribe-nsn.gov
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Ronald Peters Coeur d'Alene Tribe 401 Annie Antelope Road
Plummer, ID 83851
Ph: 208-686-6307
Fax: [left blank]
Email: rlpeters@cdatribe-nsn.gov
Supervisor
Fisheries Manager, Coeur d' Alene Tribe
Angelo Vitale Coeur d'Alene Tribe 401 Annie Antelope Road
Plummer, ID 83851
Ph: 208-686-6903
Fax: 208-686-3021
Email: ajvitale@cdatribe-nsn.gov
Project Lead

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Intermountain ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Coeur d'Alene ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
117°0'44.43 47°30'54.89 stream Lake Creek watershed Kootenai, Idaho Coeur d'Alene No
116°45'5.64 47°15'34.69 stream Benewah Creek watershed Benewah, Idaho Coeur d'Alene No
116°42'50.91 47°12'6.98 stream Alder Creek watershed Benewah, Idaho Coeur d'Alene No
116°31'29.27"W 47°25'37.47"N stream Evans Creek watershed Kootenai, Idaho Coeur d'Alene No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Westslope Cutthroat
Bull Trout

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Monitoring - Compiled population statistics (104 sites); collected habitat data (11 sites); installed PIT tag system (Lake Creek). Implementation - Channel construction (518 m); riparian planting (1,036 m); floodplain stabilization (1.2 ha).
2004 Channel design (2,651m). Compiled pop est. (104 sites); collected habitat data (21sites). Brook trout removal; channel construction (580m); barrier removal (4,344m); riparian planting (14.6ha); floodplain stabilization (627m); wetland construction (1.5ha)
2003 Monitoring – Compiled populations statistics for 104 index sites; collected habitat data (22 sites). Implementation - Riparian plantings (1,417 m of stream); channel construction (380 m); floodplain stabilization (627 m); wetland construction (1.45 ha).
2002 Planning - Completed RM&E Plan; geomorphic channel assessment (4.8km of stream); developed restoration prescriptions. Monitoring - Compiled population statistics (104 sites); collected habitat data (21 sites). Implementation - Riparian plantings (1,254m)
2001 Monitoring - Compiled population statistics for 104 index sites. Implementation - Riparian plantings (2,431 m of stream); channel construction (347m); exclosure fencing (1,390 m); constructed off-channel wetalnds (1.1 ha); slope stabilization (4.9 ha).
2000 Monitoring - Compiled population statistics (104 sites); analyzed invertebrates. Implementation - Riparian planting (2431m of stream); constructed off-channel wetland (0.81ha); channel reconstruction (347m); slope stabilization (4ha); gully repair (1000m)
1999 Planning – Finalized project management plan; completed ESA consultation. Monitoring – Compiled population statistics (104 sites). Implementation – Riparian planting (3,142 m of stream); instream structures (550 m of stream); slope stabilization (0.8 ha).
1998 Monitoring – Completed spawning gravel survey; compiled population statistics (104 sites). Implementation – Constructed off-channel wetlands (0.65ha); riparian planting (1,769m of stream); slope stabilization (54.8 ha).
1997 Monitoring – Compiled population statistics for 104 index sites. Implementation – Bank stabilization (100 m); riparian planting (670m of stream); lateral water habitat construction (50m); constructed off-channel palustrine wetlands (1.4 ha).
1996 Monitoring – Installed traps; compiled population statistics (104 sites). Implementation – Installed instream structures (3); riparian planting (2,546 m of stream); constructed exclusion fence (488 m of stream); bank stabilization (885 m).
1995 Planning – Developed preliminary prioritization for treatment areas. Implementation – Installed instream structure (vortex weir); constructed exclusion fences (640m of stream); Initiated compensatory harvest project (1,000 fish stocked).
1994 Planning – Quantified limiting factors for westslope cutthroat trout. Compiled recommendations for improving habitat and increasing trout production for NPPC Fish and Wildlife Program.
1993 Monitoring – Completed channel inventories (Rosgen 1991), riffle stability surveys (Kappesser 1992), channel stability evaluations, and ambient stream monitoring (TFW 1990). Calculated metrics for invertebrate populations. Closed fishing in target waters.
1992 Monitoring – Compiled baseline population and biomass estimates for westslope cutthroat trout. Completed habitat surveys following Platts et al. (1983) and TFW (1991). Completed channel stability evaluations (Phancuch 1975). Completed spawning surveys.
1991 Monitoring - Ranked 10 streams using Habitat Quality Index (Fajen and Wehnes 1981). Compiled water quality data, fish and invertebrate population statistics for ranked streams. Prioritized four target tributaries for restoration and enhancement.
1990 Planning - Conducted preliminary surveys of Reservation streams. Collected data on location, accessability, broad geomorphic characterization, and habitat potential of 21 streams within the Reservation boundaries.

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 198906201 Annual Work Plan CBFWA Provides participation funding for various regional groups and provides funding to participate in RM&E forums (e.g.CSMEP)
BPA 199004401 Lake Creek Land Acquisition Project secures management rights through fee-title acquisition to high priority properties for native fish conservation and enhancement in the Lake Creek watershed.
BPA 199004402 Coeur D'Alene Trout Production Project provides compensatory harvest opportunities to relieve fishing pressure on target populations and partially replaces lost angling opportunities. Project work elements historically were part of 199004400. This project will be considered new in this solicitation.
BPA 199206100 Albeni Falls Wildlife Mitigati Project secures management rights through fee-title acquisition to high priority properties for native fish conservation and enhancement in the target watersheds.
BPA 200204500 Coeur D'Alene Fish Habitat Acq Project secures management rights through either conservation easements or fee-title acquisition to high priority properties for native fish conservation and enhancement in the target watersheds.
Other: Avista Corporation FERC#2545 Spokane River Hydroelectric Project License conditions for Post Falls Dam require mitigation and enhancement of native resident fishes in the Coeur d’Alene Subbasin. Project will provide direct cost share opportunities in the range of $200K to $600K/year from 2007-2040. Mitigation will address limiting factors for adfluvial westslope cutthroat trout in Coeur d’Alene Lake and tributaries.
Other: Upper Columbia United Tribes ID Team Interdiciplinary Coordination UCUT provides direct funding to support some interdiciplinary team functions relating to coordination of projects at the tribal, county and municipal levels.
Other: Bonneville Environmental Foundation Model Watershed Benewah Creek Effectiveness Monitoring Grant provides $100,000 in supplemental monies to support effectiveness monitoring in the Benewah Creek watershed over a ten-year period.
Other: Coeur d'Alene Tribe NRDA Superfund Implementation and Oversight The Tribe has settled with several of the potential responsible parties associated with NRDA litigation and has used settlement money to fund projects that have helped reduce the release of mining pollution into the Lake and watershed and have helped other lake related problems. The Tribe has steered numerous studies and Commission activity funding to address water quality issues and projects which reduce nutrient loading into the basin watershed. Funds will be used to directly supplement resoration activities completed by this project.
Other: Kootenai - Shoshone SWCD SAWQP Lake Creek Water Quality Projects KSSWCD has received grants totaling $900,000 to fund projects that reduce NPS pollution from cropland erosion. Efforts are coordinated with BPA Project 199004400 and KSSWCD employs strategies that are consistent with the Tribal fisheries management plan for the watershed
Other: Coeur d'Alene Tribe Water Resources TMDL Development and Implementation The Coeur d’Alene Tribe Water Resource Program has received more than $361,000 in combined funding from EPA, the Bureau of Reclamation, and other sources since 2001 to collect water quality data, develop watershed assessments, and assist in the development of TMDL’s for the Lake, Benewah and Alder creek watersheds.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
1. Implement habitat restoration projects Improve stream channel stability, habitat complexity and stream/ groundwater interaction through habitat restoration and enhancement. Address habitat needs in 25 percent of high priority areas by 2015. Intermountain 2A: a,b; 2A2: a,b,c,d,e,f,g 10-11,12, 11-8
2. Evaluate habitat restoration effectiveness Measure physical habitat indicators at treatment and control reaches to quantify variability and habitat change. Statistically test trends in indicators to evaluate restoration effectiveness in reaching performance standards (25 percent of optimal level) by 2015. Intermountain 2A: a; 2A2: 1,5,6, d, e, f 11-8,9,10
3. Detect changes in fish populations. Monitor fish distribution, production and productivity along the longitudinal profile of tributaries. Evaluate restoration effectiveness in reaching production and productivity performance standards by statistically detecting changes of ± 4% at a level 0.05 by 2014. Statistically test for correlation between changes in habitat indicators and fish production. Intermountain 2A: a,b;2A2: 2 11-8, 11-9
4. Reduce brook trout abundance/distribution Remove non-native brook trout from Benewah Creek. Evaluate removal effectiveness in reaching brook trout production and productivity performance standards by statistically detecting changes of ± 4% at a level 0.05 by 2014. Use Alder Cr. brook trout population as a control to statistically compare for differences and changes in reproductive life history indicators. Intermountain 2A: c 11-9
5. Measure the productivity of adfluvial fishes Develop smolt-to-adult survival, lake residence time, growth and migration timing of lacustrine-adfluvial cutthroat trout in Benewah and Lake creeks to separate production in the lake vs. stream environments. Develop statistically significant relationship for spawner to juvenile outmigrant ratio. Intermountain 2A: a,b; 2A2: 2,h 11-8, 11-10
6. Increase coordination and participation Coordinate and participate in a variety of educational and informational forums with local students, stakeholders and managers to disseminate information about restoration efforts and allow for participation by interested parties. Coordinate activities with relevant agencies and cooperators. Actively engage as a vested fish management entity in regional and local activities. Intermountain 2A: d 10-11

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
001: Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation WE1: NEPA Analysis and Documentation Obtain applicable local, Tribal, and federal permits and submit required documents to BPA to ensure NEPA/ESA/NHPA compliance for all project sites prior to implementation. 6/1/2007 5/30/2010 $72,970
Biological Objectives Metrics
1. Implement habitat restoration projects
No Metrics for this Work Element

002: Produce Inventory or Assessment WE 2: Assess Large Woody Debris Recruitment Potential in Target Watersheds Evaluate the LWD recruitment potential in 2nd and 3rd order tributaries within the target watersheds. Revise performance standards for LWD volume/ frequency and identify and prioritize sites for restoration treatment. 6/1/2007 5/30/2008 $77,143
Biological Objectives Metrics
1. Implement habitat restoration projects
No Metrics for this Work Element

003: Produce Inventory or Assessment WE 3: Inventory and Assess Forest Roads and Culverts in Target Watersheds Inventory and assess non-paved road segments and culverts in proximity to critical areas for spawning and rearing within the target watersheds to predict sediment detachment and delivery and evaluate fish passage. 6/1/2007 9/30/2008 $63,178
Biological Objectives Metrics
1. Implement habitat restoration projects
No Metrics for this Work Element

004: Identify and Select Projects WE 4: Identify and Select New Restoration Projects Engage in advanced scoping of restoration projects with private landowners in four target watersheds. Make contacts with landowners, negotiate agreements, and conduct field evaluations to characterize baseline conditions on properties where projects are likely to occur. 6/1/2007 5/30/2010 $15,232
Biological Objectives Metrics
1. Implement habitat restoration projects
No Metrics for this Work Element

005: Produce Design and/or Specifications WE 5: Produce Design for Phase II Channel Construction in Benewah Creek Produce a 30% level of design needed for fit in the field construction to restore stable channel plan, profile and dimension to approximately 1.5 miles of channel in Benewah Creek. 7/15/2007 5/31/2008 $110,311
Biological Objectives Metrics
1. Implement habitat restoration projects
No Metrics for this Work Element

006: Produce Design and/or Specifications WE 6: Produce Restoration Design for WF Lake Creek Produce a 30% level of design needed for fit in the field construction to restore stable channel plan, profile and dimension to approximately 1.0 mile of channel in WF Lake Creek. 6/1/2007 3/30/2008 $70,287
Biological Objectives Metrics
1. Implement habitat restoration projects
No Metrics for this Work Element

007: Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel WE 7: Benewah Creek Channel construction (Johnson Site) Implement channel restoration design to recover abandoned channel alignment and raise the invert of existing channel segments to near historical elevations per design specifications. 6/15/2007 9/30/2009 $1,098,061
Biological Objectives Metrics
1. Implement habitat restoration projects
* # of stream miles before treatment: 2.35
* # of stream miles treated, including off-channels, after realignment: 3.02

008: Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel WE 8: Implement Channel Restoration Design WF Lake Creek Implement channel restoration design for WF Lake Creek to create stable channel planform, profile and dimension for approximately 1.0 mile of channel. 7/1/2008 9/30/2009 $450,369
Biological Objectives Metrics
1. Implement habitat restoration projects
* Start lat of treated reach: -117.04
* Start long of treated reach: 47.52
* End lat of treated reach: -117.05
* End long of treated reach: 47.53

009: Plant Vegetation WE 9: Enhance Floodplain Plant Communities Restore native riparian plant communities within the 100-year floodplain of streams within the target watersheds. 6/1/2007 9/30/2010 $355,998
Biological Objectives Metrics
1. Implement habitat restoration projects
* # of riparian miles treated: 5.0

0110: Increase Instream Habitat Complexity WE 10: Place Instream LWD to Increase Habitat Complexity in Target Tributaries Increase large woody debris volumes in 2nd order tributaries identified as critical spawning/rearing habitat within the target watersheds in a manner consistent with the priorities and recommendations developed during the inventory and assessment process (WE 4). 7/1/2007 9/30/2010 $163,871
Biological Objectives Metrics
1. Implement habitat restoration projects
* # of stream miles treated: 1.97

0111: Remove or Relocate Predaceous Animals We 11: Remove Brook Trout from Benewah Creek Remove brook trout from upper Benewah Creek and tributaries using single-pass electroshocking. Measure total length and weight of each fish removed. Sacrifice 150 fish for maturation status and fecundity. 7/15/2007 9/30/2010 $131,917
Biological Objectives Metrics
4. Reduce brook trout abundance/distribution
No Metrics for this Work Element

0112: Analyze/Interpret Data WE 12: Analyze Data from Brook Trout Removal from Benewah Creek Analyze and interpret data from brook trout removal in Benewah Creek. Statistically test for changes in density between Alder Creek (control) and Benewah Creek (treatment). Estimate potential production removed using age-at-maturity, age structure, gender ratio, # of eggs per length relationship. Compare life history attributes between Alder Creek population (Control) and Benewah Creek population (treatment). 10/1/2007 9/30/2010 $51,813
Biological Objectives Metrics
4. Reduce brook trout abundance/distribution
No Metrics for this Work Element

0113: Install Fish Monitoring Equipment WE 13: Install and Maintain Migration Traps Lake and Benewah Creeks Install resistance board weir traps in Lake and Benewah creeks to capture westslope cutthroat trout spawners and emigrating juveniles. 7/15/2007 9/30/2010 $58,913
Biological Objectives Metrics
5. Measure the productivity of adfluvial fishes
No Metrics for this Work Element

0114: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data WE 14: Trap Juvenile and Adult Adfluvial Westslope Cutthroat Trout in Lake and Benewah Creeks Monitor immigration of adult spawners and emigration of juvenile adult lacustrine-adfluvial westslope cutthroat trout in Lake and Benewah Creeks. Capture emigrating juveniles using weir traps immigrating adult spawners using resistance board weir traps. Measure length (nearest mm), weight (nearest 0.1g gram) and take scale sample from each fish. 7/15/2007 6/30/2010 $169,226
Biological Objectives Metrics
3. Detect changes in fish populations.
5. Measure the productivity of adfluvial fishes
No Metrics for this Work Element

0115: PIT Tags WE 15: Purchase Pit Tags for Adfluvial Westslope Cutthroat Trout Survival Study Purchase 2,000 PIT tags to support work element (WE 16). 6/1/2007 9/30/2010 $20,323
Biological Objectives Metrics
5. Measure the productivity of adfluvial fishes
No Metrics for this Work Element

0116: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data WE 16: PIT Tag Juvenile Adfluvial Westslope CutthroatTrout in Lake Creek and Benewah Creek PIT tag 1,000 emigrating juvenile westslope cutthroat trout from weir traps in Lake and Benewah Creeks following PSMFC and PTAGIS protocols. 6/1/2007 6/30/2010 $53,509
Biological Objectives Metrics
3. Detect changes in fish populations.
5. Measure the productivity of adfluvial fishes
No Metrics for this Work Element

0117: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data WE 17: Sample Salmonids in Target Watersheds for Population Estimation Use three-pass electrofishing in 100m length reaches. Sample reaches include a 1:1 ratio of historic long term index sites and probabilistic sites randomly selected using EMAP GIS protocols. 7/1/2007 9/30/2009 $178,958
Biological Objectives Metrics
3. Detect changes in fish populations.
No Metrics for this Work Element

0118: Create/Manage/Maintain Database WE 18: Biological Data Management Maintain salmonid abundance and production databases for target stream population estimates in all target tributaries. Maintain salmonid trapping databases for emigrating juveniles and immigrating spawners. Maintain PIT tag databases for tagged fish and detection. Maintain digital scale image archive. 6/1/2007 9/30/2010 $51,813
Biological Objectives Metrics
3. Detect changes in fish populations.
4. Reduce brook trout abundance/distribution
5. Measure the productivity of adfluvial fishes
No Metrics for this Work Element

0119: Analyze/Interpret Data WE 19: Analyze Data Generated from Salmonid Trapping and PIT Tagging in Lake and Benewah Creeks Develop descriptive statistics of length and weight in each age class. Conduct analysis of smolts per spawner relationship based on age composition from scale analysis. Determine age structure of spawners by scale analysis. Verify accuracy of scale analysis using returns of PIT tagged adults. Determine juvenile outmigration timing and adult spawn migration timing. Determine spawning duration and spawner mortality using fin-punched adults. Conduct statistical analysis of adult scales to estimate interannual growth rate in Coeur d'Alene Lake. Estimate number of eggs deposited and potential fry production based on literature values for fecundity/length relationship and egg-to-fry survival. 6/1/2007 9/30/2010 $51,813
Biological Objectives Metrics
5. Measure the productivity of adfluvial fishes
No Metrics for this Work Element

0120: Analyze/Interpret Data WE 20: Analyze Data Generated from Salmonid Sampling in Target Watersheds Analyze three-pass removal data to estimate westlope cutthroat trout and brook trout population and production at the stream order and watershed scale for target streams. Determine longitudinal distribution of salmonids, and update power analysis to detect changes in salmonid populations at the watershed scale. 6/1/2007 9/30/2010 $51,813
Biological Objectives Metrics
3. Detect changes in fish populations.
No Metrics for this Work Element

0121: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data WE 21: Measure Physical Habitat in Reference and Treatment Reaches in Target Watersheds Measure physical habitat at a total of 26, 150 meter restoration treatment and reference sites. Use standard survey methods to measure channel pattern, longitudinal profile, cross section dimension, channel substrate, large woody debris and stream canopy. 6/1/2007 9/30/2009 $177,179
Biological Objectives Metrics
2. Evaluate habitat restoration effectiveness
No Metrics for this Work Element

0122: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data WE 22: Measure Water and Air Temperature in Target Watersheds Measure water and air temperature at sites along the longitudinal gradient in mainstem and tributary reaches of target streams using Hobo Pro temperature sensors. 6/1/2007 9/30/2010 $47,033
Biological Objectives Metrics
2. Evaluate habitat restoration effectiveness
No Metrics for this Work Element

0123: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data WE 23: Measure Summer and Winter Thermal Heterogeneity in Benewah Creek Measure fine-scale thermal differences (thermal heterogeneity) in restored and reference reaches in Benewah Creek using the integration of surveying methods and a rapid-response temperature sensor. 6/1/2007 9/30/2010 $51,813
Biological Objectives Metrics
2. Evaluate habitat restoration effectiveness
No Metrics for this Work Element

0124: Create/Manage/Maintain Database WE 24: Physical Data Management Maintain physical habitat and temperature databases for all data categories needed to support data analysis for channel geometry, longitudinal profile, residual pool depth cross section dimension, channel substrate, large woody debris, stream canopy, and air and water temperature. 6/1/2007 9/30/2010 $51,813
Biological Objectives Metrics
2. Evaluate habitat restoration effectiveness
No Metrics for this Work Element

0125: Analyze/Interpret Data We 25: Analyze Data from Physical Habitat Sampling and Temperature Monitoring in Target Watersheds Analyze data from physical habitat sampling at reference (control) and treatment sites, at temperature monitoring sites in mainstem and tributaries, and at thermal heterogeneity sampling sites in Benewah Creek. 6/1/2007 9/30/2010 $51,817
Biological Objectives Metrics
2. Evaluate habitat restoration effectiveness
3. Detect changes in fish populations.
No Metrics for this Work Element

0126: Coordination WE 26: Coordinate Restoration Efforts with Stakeholders Coordinate and participate in a variety of forums with local stakeholders and managers to disseminate information about restoration efforts and allow for participation by interested parties. 6/1/2007 9/30/2010 $123,813
Biological Objectives Metrics
1. Implement habitat restoration projects
6. Increase coordination and participation
No Metrics for this Work Element

0127: Outreach and Education WE 27: Provide Education and Outreach Opportunities Participate in and develop an educational forum for the local community and surrounding areas regarding stream restoration opportunities on the Reservation. 6/1/2007 9/30/2010 $181,252
Biological Objectives Metrics
6. Increase coordination and participation
* # of general public reached: 2000+/year
* # of students reached: 100+/year

0128: Manage and Administer Projects WE 28: Manage and Administer Project Provide oversight of the project as needed. Respond to BPA as requested, providing financial, contractual, and administrative documents. Prepare FY07-09 Statements of Work and Budgets. 6/1/2007 9/30/2010 $346,208
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

0129: Produce Status Report WE 29: Produce Quarterly Status Reports via Pisces Prepare quarterly status reports against each milestone, indicating whether the milestone is green, yellow or red. Reports will be filled in on-line via Pisces. 6/1/2007 9/30/2010 $15,232
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

0130: Produce Annual Report WE 30: Produce Annual Report Produce annual reports that summarize work accomplished in the previous 12 months. 6/1/2007 9/30/2010 $103,982
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel 9.26 FTE $402,255 $416,334 $430,906
Fringe Benefits 39% $156,879 $162,370 $168,053
Supplies [blank] $325,065 $364,884 $417,194
Travel Includes Training $6,135 $6,435 $1,800
Capital Equipment Electroshocker $ 0 $7,800 $ 0
Overhead 31.47% $288,711 $307,496 $328,873
Other Lease Fee (subject to overhead) $27,084 $27,084 $27,084
Other Subcontracts $233,770 $190,724 $150,724
Totals $1,439,899 $1,483,127 $1,524,634

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$4,447,660
Total Work Element budget$4,447,660

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
Avista Implementation and Monitoring Funding $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 Cash Under Review
Bonneville Environmental Foundation Monitoring Funding $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 Cash Confirmed
EPA Tributary water quality monitoring $72,000 $72,000 $72,000 In-Kind Confirmed
EPA Lake water quality monitoring $100,000 $ 0 $ 0 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $382,000 $282,000 $282,000

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$1,570,000 $1,570,000 We anticipate that outyear activites will be comparable to the WE described in this proposal.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
There are no identified operation and maintenance costs associated with this project.
 
Termination Date Comments
undetermined We have not identified a termination date for this project. Researchers have determined that population response of migratory salmonids to habitat restoration occurs on a timescale of decades. Our power analysis of a nine-year data set indicates that monitoring must continue through 2014 to detect a 4% change at a power of 80% and alpha level of 0.10. Current measured production is 2-4 times less than project performance standards that would allow for sustainable harvest in the target tributaries. This project mitigates for the loss of anadromous fisheries in the Intermountain Province through resident fish substitution and restoration activities will continue until the adfluvial fishery supports sustainable harvest. Alternatively, return of anadromous fisheries to Reservation lands would signify a termination for this project.
 
Final Deliverables
The target goal is a mean production of 125 kg/hectare/year in mainstem and tributary habitats.

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Expense
Location:
Province: No Change
Subbasin: No Change
Primary Focal Species
No Change
ARG Comments: [none]


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

FY 2007 Budget
$1,469,899
FY 2008 Budget
$1,503,127
FY 2009 Budget
$1,474,634
Total NPCC Rec
$4,447,660
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
Comments:


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

FY 2007 Budget
$1,469,899
FY 2008 Budget
$1,503,127
FY 2009 Budget
$1,474,634
Total NPCC Rec
$4,447,660
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Comments:


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: Reviewers appreciate the focus, logic, and clarity provided by the response. That 15-page document showed evidence of a quality program with evidence of results, sound monitoring and a good potential for benefiting native resident fish. Upon reconsideration, although the original proposal had some deficiencies, the ISRP feels it should have given this a "response requested" in the initial review. In the current streamlined review process, with the absence of a site visit and verbal interactive presentations, it is more vital than ever that a proposal for an ongoing project adequately describe results and future plans. The original proposal for this project was extremely long (90+ pages), unfocused, and contained much semi-relevant material. When reviewers noted the absence of, for example, a description of how fish populations had changed over time, they reacted too critically. The trend and interannual abundance data provided in the response was nicely summarized and especially helpful.

As significantly clarified in this new material, the broad-based, long-term aquatic monitoring appears appropriate. There is clear utility of the monitoring to provide information for, for example, the land acquisition project 200204500 that apparently got much of its updated habitat and fish information from this project.

Reviewers appreciate the new discussion of the ongoing brook trout removal program and agree with sponsors that both the no-action and the fish toxicant alternatives are not preferred. Reviewers did not favor the approach that seemed to be advocated in the original proposal of "piecemeal" electrofishing continued over a number of years. That method usually removes juveniles and gives survivors ample time to compensate, leading to no gain in suppression. However, as described in the response, the actual plan is for annual, single-pass electroshocking the entire upper Benewah Creek watershed just prior to brook trout spawning to target adult brook trout. Reviewers react more favorably to that approach provided that a substantial fraction (much more than half) of adults is removed each time to preclude a rapid brook trout rebound. The data provided in the response does not identify what fraction of the population of brook trout adults is removed annually. Reviewers are skeptical and note that the most recent recommendation from Montana researchers calls for at least six removal treatments of two to three electrofishing passes per treatment within two to three years, and for trampling brook trout redds. The ISRP would not view the possible outcome that such annual single-pass removal might be effective, but be needed to be continued indefinitely, as constituting "success." Reviewers suggest that by the conclusion of the 07-09 funding cycle the ability/inability of sponsors’ protocol to suppress brook trout should be apparent.


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

Recommendation: Not fundable
NPCC Comments: This proposal and a related Three-Step Review submittal have undergone significant ISRP review over the past decade. Despite reviewer efforts to inform modification of the project, the results do not indicate a benefit to fish and wildlife. Indeed, the project has not adopted appropriate methods to enable assessment of success. To quote the last review:

"A central concern of the ISRP (and the 1996 Amendment to the Power Act) is project accountability. The project has been ongoing for almost a decade (total expenditures of approx. $4 million), but the results reported do not show significant changes or demonstrate significant benefits. Therefore, benefits to fish and wildlife are only marginally justified. Adequate fish abundance data need to be collected and analyzed in order to show positive or decreasing trends."

In the current proposal reviewers are provided exquisite detail on non-relevant metrics like the number of trout eggs per skein and water temperature by stream section, but nothing to show any benefit to cutthroat trout from this project.

The project has two management goals and several elaborate research aspects. The management goals are improvement of habitat in some small streams for westslope cutthroat trout and removal of non-native brook trout from one of the streams. The research includes evaluating the effects of the management actions and measuring various fish population parameters so as to investigate differences among cutthroat trout life history types. In recent monitoring of habitat projects, treatment sites had much poorer physical values than control sites. Whether these are pre- or post-treatment values is not identified. The limited trout population data that are shown are whole-stream averages and not separated for treatment and control sites.

The proposal briefly mentions that northern pike predation in the lake phase (and river phases) of cutthroat trout life histories is probably a major problem. If so, much of the management effort of this project is futile. The authors say "additional research will be needed to quantify predator production in the lake environment so that strategies for minimizing predation effects can be developed and tested as necessary." And they refer to the Avista Corporation item in the proposal's section on relationships to other projects, but that item contains no mention of predation.

Brook trout removal attempts in 2004 and 2005 (and as proposed to continue) were spatially discontinuous and temporally gradual (annual removal). Such piecemeal removal - rather than a major, near-complete removal of the brook trout in the shortest time possible - has proved ineffective in numerous cases throughout the Intermountain Province and elsewhere. Such activity should be terminated. Also, there is no discussion of a barrier to prevent reinvasion by brook trout. Brook trout have also become well established in Alder Creek. Reviewers see no effort to integrate results from similar projects elsewhere regarding the issue of cutthroat trout population stabilization and restoration.

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