BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1998 Proposal

Section 1. Summary
Section 2. Goals
Section 3. Background
Section 4. Purpose and methods
Section 5. Planned activities
Section 6. Outcomes, monitoring and evaluation
Section 7. Relationships
Section 8. Costs and FTE

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Summary

Title of project
Resident Fish Stock Status Above Chief Jo. and Grand Coulee

BPA project number   9700400

Short description
Assess stock status of resident fish species and associated habitats in the areas above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Kalispel Tribes

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

 NameJason Scott, Fisheries Biologist
 Mailing address
Usk, WA 99180
 Emailosterman@povn.com, jrscott@sisna.com

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Spokane Tribe of Indians, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Section 2. Goals

Supports a healthy Columbia basin; maintains biological diversity; maintains genetic integrity; increases run sizes or populations; provides needed habitat protection; adaptive management (research or M&E); program coordination or planning

Target stockLife stageMgmt code (see below)
All species in the blocked areaAllRSH


Section 3. Background

Stream area affected

Stream name   All waters above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dam
Subbasin   Lower Pend Oreille Subbasin


Biological results achieved

Adaptive management implications
Currently there is not a formal coordinated effort in management strategies by management strategies that manage waterbodies that are connected. The current project will identify fishery trends throughout the blocked area, identify data gaps, and enable managers to coordinate management efforts such that fish assemblages are managed to increase recreational opportunities while protecting and enhancing stable or declining native species.

Section 4. Purpose and methods

Specific measureable objectives
This project would develop measurable objectives for fish species currently lacking biological objectives in the blocked area and adhere to those objectives currently in section 10.8B of the NPPC Program, provide common methodologies and database storage for management agencies, thus have a coordinated effort in management strategies.

Critical uncertainties
Funding will be available for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of this project.

Biological need
To identify, protect and enhance resident fish populations above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams.

Hypothesis to be tested

Compile data by a standardized method and complied into a standardized database such as GIS. With this data storage and cooperative efforts between management agencies define gaps in data, recommend research, and implement management strategies that will enhance and/or protect fish resources.

Section 5. Planned activities

Phase PlanningStart 12-20-96 End 12-20-97Subcontractor ST, CCT, WDFW
coordinate with other agencies to determine needs, design a database storage system, and methodology design
Phase ImplementationStart 12-21-97 End ongoingSubcontractor ST, CCT, WDFW
database construction, studies to fill data gaps, implement strategies determined to benefit desirable fish populations and/or assemblages
Project completion date   ongoing

Constraints or factors that may cause schedule or budget changes

Section 6. Outcomes, monitoring and evaluation


Expected performance of target population or quality change in land area affected
A fully implemented management plan that is concentrating on the aquatic ecosystem.

Assumed historic status of utilization and conservation potential
This area historically supported large runs of anadromous salmon and steelhead along with healthy populations of non-anadromous fish that were utilized as a subsistence fisheries. Because anadromous fish have been precluded from this area, conservation of non-anadromous fish is essential

Long term expected utilization and conservation potential for target population or habitat
Maintain a fish population that produces as much harvestable biomass as did pre-dam conditions

Contribution toward long-term goal
identification of current population structure and interactions that lead to recommendations of successful fishery enhancement

Coordination outcomes
Coordinated management effort between Kalispel Tribe, Colville Tribes, Spokane Tribes, and WDFW

Compile data by a standardized method and complied into a standardized database such as GIS. These methods are yet to be determined.

Information feed back to management decisions
Understanding of fish stocks, assemblages, and interactions will allow managers to more successfully manage fish resources

If a better understanding of the fish assemblages is achieved in a way that enables more productive management strategies.

Section 7. Relationships

Related BPA projectRelationship
9104600 9104700 9500900 9001800 Spokane Tribal Hatchery; Sherman Creek Hatchery; Lake Roosevelt Net Pens; Habitat Improvement Project 87-127-00 project tags juveniles later detected at mainstem projects

Opportunities for cooperation
USFS, Spokane Tribe, Colville Tribes, WDFW, and possibly IDFG, MFWP, Cour d Alene Tribe, British Columbia because this project will focus on managing the blocked area as an ecosystem, thus all connected waterbodies and associated management agencies should be incorporated at some capacity

Section 8. Costs and FTE

1997 Planned  $17,280

Future funding needs   Past obligations (incl. 1997 if done)
FY$ Need% Plan % Implement% O and M
1998390,000 25%75%  
1999405,000 25%75%  
2000421,000 25%75%  
2001438,000 25%75%  
2002438,000 25%75%  

Other non-financial supporters

Longer term costs   $438,000+ for planning, implementation, and O&M
FY97 overhead percent   22%

How does percentage apply to direct costs
[Overhead % not provided so BPA appended older data.] Portion