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Project Proposal Request for FY 2007 - FY 2009 Funding

Proposal 200103100: Intermountain Province Resident Fish Conference and E-Library

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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 Andrew Dunau

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 200103100
Proposal Name: Intermountain Province Resident Fish Conference and E-Library
BPA Project Manager: Tracy Hauser
Agency, Institution or Organization: Lake Roosevelt Forum
Short Description: Host conference and e-library to facilitate innovative coordination, planning and assessment of resident fish and related programs in the Intermountain Province, thus improving information exchange among managers, policy makers, scientists and the public.
Information Transfer: Information will be transfered when participants meet at the Lake Roosevelt Forum conference, which lasts three days. Conference papers and presentations will be made available via the world wide web and conference CD. An IMP e-library will allow resource managers and entities to post and update research, monitoring, evaluation and other documents on the world wide web. This will streamline and make more effective sharing of information with technical specialists, managers and the general public.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Andrew Dunau Lake Roosevelt Forum 2206 S Sherman Street
Spokane WA 99203
Ph: 509.535.7084
Fax: 509.535.3986
Email: info@lrf.org
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Andrew Dunau Lake Roosevelt Forum 2206 S Sherman Street
Spokane WA 99203
Ph: 509.535.7084
Fax: 509.535.3986
Email: info@lrf.org
Project Lead

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Intermountain ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Columbia Upper ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
48.3868 -118.1845 Columbia River The upper Columbia, Lake Roosevelt, is central to the Intermountain Province, which is the full area this proposal addresses. Stevens, Washington Columbia Upper Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Kokanee
Rainbow Trout
White Sturgeon Upper Columbia River Population
Brook Trout
Bull Trout
Burbot
Largemouth Bass
Mountain Whitefish
Pacific Lamprey
Westslope Cutthroat

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Initiated planning for the conference "Moving Forward." This will be a three day conference that will be convened in Spokane, WA from April 17th through April 19th 2006.
2004 Convened three day conference in November entitled "Collaborating for the Future." Over 230 people attended, representing universities, agencies, tribes and the general public. There were 18 sessions and workgroup meetings.
2003 Convened three day conference in April entitled "Research & Action in the Upper Columbia and Lake Roosevelt." Over 200 people attended, representing universities, agencies, tribes and the general public. There were 20 sessions and workgroup meetings.
2002 Toward Ecosystem Based conference convened in Spokane, WA in April. Over five days, more than 840 people from throughout the Columbia River basin attended a five day conference. Universities, tribes, government agencies and the general public attended.
2001 The Lake Roosevelt Forum partnered with the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation and the American Fisheries Societies to develop the conference "Toward Ecosystem-Based Management: Breaking Down the Barriers in the Columbia River Basin and Beyond."

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: WA Department of Ecology [no entry] Public Participation Grant Conference sponsor, Forum member and contributor to other outreach and educational activities.
Other: Counties [no entry] Forum Sponsor Lincoln, Stevens and Grant counties are Forum members and assist with development of activities.
Other: Federal Agencies [no entry] Forum Sponsor The Bureau of Reclamation and Nation Park Service are Forum members and assist with development of activities.
BPA 199104700 Sherman Creek Hatchery - O&M Assists the Forum with public outreach, education and conference participation.
BPA 199404300 Lake Roosevelt Data Collection Assist with conference development and participation, and Forum member.
BPA 199500900 Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout N Forum member and conference participant.
BPA 199502700 Lake Roosevelt Sturgeon Conference participant and co-sponsor with Forum of outreach and education activities.
BPA 200001800 Lake Roosevelt Kokanee Net Pen Conference participant

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Begin implementation of habitat strategies Begin implementation of habitat and strategies for addresing identified limiting factors for all focal species and native fishes by 2005. This includes riparian habitat restoration, partnerships with landowners, minimizing impacts of nonnative species, removing artificial barriers, and meeting necessary in-stream flow conditions. Intermountain Work with counties, conservation districts, watershed planning groups, and state and tribal resource managers to participate in conference activies and implement solutions for Upper Columbia. 34-17
Mitigate for hydropower projects Fully mitigate fish losses related to construction and operation of federally-licensed and federally operated hydropower projects. This includes artificial production needs, mitigating TDG and other water quality factors, and considering enhancement efforts such as nutrient enrichment. Intermountain Work with Lake Roosevelt Evaluation Program, Upper Columbia United Tribes, Intermountain Province committee members and Lake Roosevelt Water Qualtiy Council to support posting of materials on e-library. 34-6
Protect genetic integrity of focal/native species Determine genetic distribution of native focal species, use genetically appropriate stock for supplmentation and prevent introgression between hatchery and wild stocks. Intermountain Use e-library to support technical and policy work groups of fishery managers, and use conference to share best practices and research/monitoring/evaluation results. 34-18
Restore resident fish losses Increase cooperation and coordination among stakeholders thorughout the province Intermountain Hold conference and workshops to share best practices and monitoring/evaluation results. Utilize data base and web to share research, evaluation and monitoring documents. 2-13
Substitute for anadromous fish losses Increase cooperation and coordination among stakeholders throughout the province Intermountain Work in partnership with Lake Roosvelt Evaluation Program, Upper Columbia United Tribes and other IMP managers to support conference activity and e-library to share best practices and monitoring/evaluation results. 2-14

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Coordination Conference and E-Library Coordination Coordinate e-library development,stakeholder input, and posting of documents; corrdinate conference activities with session development, agendas, promotional materials, securing facilities, registering participants, and collecting/distributing materials. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $50,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects General Contract Management Submit draft scopes of work and budgets as per time lines established by the COTR. 1/1/2007 12/31/2007 $1,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Outreach and Education Conference and E-Library Produce and distribute materials, promote and facilitate conference participation and activities, produce and distribute conference CD, and work with resource managers, agencies and groups to post materials in e-library. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $32,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Final Report Prepare final report, including a) conference attendance figures, conference materials and conference evaluation, and b) e-library web utilization reports and any training or other materials associated with promoting and supporting it's usage. 1/30/2008 12/31/2009 $3,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Quarterly Reports Prepare periodic progress reports regarding conference, workshope and e-library development and outreach activities. 4/30/2007 12/31/2009 $4,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Create/Manage/Maintain Database Develop e-library data base Develop on-line data base repository for all research, monitoring and evaluation data pertinent to the Intermountain Province. Security will enable resource managers and entities to directly control publication, distribution and updating of reports and documents that they are responsible for. Search tools will allow technical specialists and the general public to locate materials in which they are interested. Users will be able to download and/or print documents posted. 1/1/2007 6/30/2008 $25,000
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 Subcontractors $20,000 $29,800 $29,800
Supplies [blank] $1,450 $4,250 $4,250
Travel [blank] $500 $5,000 $5,000
Capital Equipment [blank] $1,000 $ 0 $ 0
Overhead At 9 Percent $2,050 $3,700 $3,700
Other Facility Rental $ 0 $2,250 $2,250
Totals $25,000 $45,000 $45,000

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$115,000
Total Work Element budget$115,000

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
$ 0 $ 0
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
 
Termination Date Comments
Supporting needs to share best practices and research, monitoring and evaluation results from both a technical and policy perspective are ongoing. The Forum will continue to develop partnerships and seek funding to continue these dialogs past the 2007-2009 grant round.
 
Final Deliverables
Fully functioning e-library that managers and entities update and make available to the public using security features. Two conferences will be held, including CDs containing all presentations and papers delivered. Support of technical meetings, workshops and planning sessions that are designed and held at the discretion of Intermountain Province natural resource managers.

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
$ 0
FY 2008 Budget
$20,000
FY 2009 Budget
$20,000
Total NPCC Rec
$40,000
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: Reduced budget to reflect holding conference every 18 months instead of every year. The budget reflects this alignment and the assumption that funding from previous FY funding cycle can be used to make conference whole.


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

FY 2007 Budget
$13,400
FY 2008 Budget
$13,300
FY 2009 Budget
$13,300
Total NPCC Rec
$40,000
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: WA recommends to fund.

Local or MSRT Comments: Reduced budget $45,000 in FY08. Conference will occur every 18 months. Have carryover funding from previous funding cycle - BPA approved to use for conference after proposals submitted.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: This proposal differs markedly from other watershed coordination proposals. It is much better than many of them. The tasks are significant and well defined. This project has an excellent track record. It does a good job of connecting appropriate parties, and it has an informative website.

The proposal’s rationale and significance to the subbasin plan and regional programs are adequate. Its relationship to other projects is evident by definition. The proposal presents evidence that project activities foster strong collaboration (transboundary aspects included).

This proposal contains a more useful set of statements on broad objectives than do most of the more technical project proposals. The personnel from the rest of the projects should have such objectives firmly in mind. If the forum promotes this, it will certainly help improve the sense of purpose for the projects in this region.

The assessment of project performance occurs via compilation of attendees' conference evaluation forms (high marks received). Otherwise, the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is unclear, and such matters as coordination and education are evaluated differently than physical and biological efforts. A response is not requested on this issue, but future proposals could be improved by additional consideration of evaluation methods.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: This proposal differs markedly from other watershed coordination proposals. It is much better than many of them. The tasks are significant and well defined. This project has an excellent track record. It does a good job of connecting appropriate parties, and it has an informative website.

The proposal’s rationale and significance to the subbasin plan and regional programs are adequate. Its relationship to other projects is evident by definition. The proposal presents evidence that project activities foster strong collaboration (transboundary aspects included).

This proposal contains a more useful set of statements on broad objectives than do most of the more technical project proposals. The personnel from the rest of the projects should have such objectives firmly in mind. If the forum promotes this, it will certainly help improve the sense of purpose for the projects in this region.

The assessment of project performance occurs via compilation of attendees' conference evaluation forms (high marks received). Otherwise, the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is unclear, and such matters as coordination and education are evaluated differently than physical and biological efforts. A response is not requested on this issue, but future proposals could be improved by additional consideration of evaluation methods.

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