BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal

Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Administrative

Title of project
Independent Scientific Group Support

BPA project number   8907201

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
U.S. Department of Energy

Sponsor type   TN-Federal Agency

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

 NameDr. Charles Coutant
 Mailing addressOak Ridge National Lab
P.O. 2008
Oakridge, TN 37831-8611

BPA technical contact   Joyce Lindsay, EWP 503/230-5710

Biological opinion ID   None

NWPPC Program number   3.2B.1

Short description
Provides funding for one member of the Independent Scientific Group through a contract with DOE.

Project start year   1989    End year   

Start of operation and/or maintenance   

Project development phase   Implementation

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects

Project history
The Scientific Review Group was established under the Implementation Planning Process and in l995 became the Independent Scientifiic Group as called for in the NPPC's l994 Fish and Wildlife Program, Measure 3.2B.1.

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers
l990: Review of five supplementation proposals; Review of hatchery effectiveness workplan; Guidelines for research proposals; Review of three supplementation proposals; l989-90 Annual Report.

l991: Habitat improvement standards; review of Clay manuscript; l990-91 Annual Report; Review of RASP draft status report; Review of fish disease activities; Review of fish habitat classification project; Review of Miller et al supplementation report.

l992: l991-92 Annual Report; Review of Skalski & Giorgi document; Review of NMFS/UW proposal for survival estimates.

l993: Evaluation of need for new scoping groups; Evaluation of BPA Projects Review; Critical Uncertainties Report; Guidelines for SRG in review process; comments on structure of an ISG; l992-93 Annual Report; Recommendations regarding peer review of projects; Review of Hilborn et al manuscript.

l994: Recommended procedures for peer review and proposal review; l993-l994 Annual Report;

l995: Smolt Monitoring Review; Strategy for the Biennial Evaluation of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program; Review of Hungry Horse Mitigation Implementation Plan

Management implications
The ISG advises on the scientific basis for management options as requested.

Specific measureable objectives
Preparation of a review of science behind the Fish and Wildlife Program; responses to questions for advice received from BPA, NPPC, NMFS, CBFWA through appropriate channels, usually in report form.

Testable hypothesis

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints


Brief schedule of activities
Meetings monthly or as needed to respond to questions for advice and any additional necessary work time and travel

Biological need

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome
Useful advice to NPPC, NMFS, BPA, CBFWA and others.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Requirements depend on the advice requested.


Monitoring activity
Annual reports and topical reports, as requested, and that the information is pertinent and useful to regional decision-makers.

Section 3. Budget

Data shown are the total of expense and capital obligations by fiscal year. Obligations for any given year may not equal actual expenditures or accruals within the year, due to carryover, pre-funding, capitalization and difference between operating year and BPA fiscal year.

Historic costsFY 1996 budget data*Current and future funding needs
1989: 11,757
1990: 17,253
1991: 64,219
1993: 254,840
1996: 99,163
Obligation: 99,163
Authorized: 450,000
Planned: 100,000
1997: 100,000
1998: 100,000
1999: 100,000
2000: 100,000
2001: 100,000

* For most projects, Authorized is the amount recommended by CBFWA and the Council. Planned is amount currently allocated. Contracted is the amount obligated to date of printout.

Funding recommendations

CBFWA funding review group   System Policy

Recommendation    Tier 1 - fund

Recommended funding level   $100,000

BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget)   $100,000