FY 2000 proposal 198812025

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198812025 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleYkfp Management, Data and Habitat
Proposal ID198812025
OrganizationYakama Indian Nation (YN)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameMelvin R. Sampson
Mailing addressP.O. Box 151 Toppenish, WA 98948-0151
Phone / email5098656262 / mel@yakama.com
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 2000
Province / SubbasinColumbia Plateau / Yakima
Short descriptionThis proposal describes the YKFP’s management and administrative support requirements for Project operations in the Yakima and Klickitat River basins.
Target speciesYakima and Klickitat Subbasin spring chinook, fall chinook, and coho. Steelhead are not being produced at this time, but are being reconditioned at the Prosser Fish Facility.
Project location
Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)



Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

Reviewing agencyAction #BiOp AgencyDescription

Section 2. Past accomplishments

1997 Acting as Lead Agency, YIN implemented YKFP operations; managed and directed all YIN management, administrative, science and technical personnel; participated in all activities affecting Project management and administration.
1997 As co-managers, the YIN and WDFW developed project policy and implemented planning functions
1997 YIN and WDFW -- organized and ensured successful completion of Project Annual Review
1997 YIN and WDFW -- coordinated all environmental compliance activities with BPA
1997 YIN and WDFW -- managed and directed all sub-contractors providing services to the Project
1998 YIN and WDFW performed all management activities listed above

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
9105500 Supplementation Fish Quality (Yakima) Unknown -- study not completed at this time.
9105700 Yakima Phase 2 Screen Fabrication Basin Passage
9200900 Yakima Screens-Phase II O & M Basin Passage
9506404 Policy/Tech Involvement/Planning YKFP for WDFW Provides for WDFW participation in YKFP management
9603501 Satus Watershed Restoration Yakima River Tributary
9705100 Yakima Basin Side Channels Rearing habitat
9705600 Lower Klick R. Riparian & Habitat Enhancement Rearing/spawning
9803400 Restablish safe access into tribs. of Yakima Basin Passage/rearing
9803300 Restore Upper Toppenish Creek Watershed Yak R. Trib/water quality
9901300 Ahtanum Creek Watershed Assessment Yak R. Tributary
20510 Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project
9701725 YKFP, Operations & Maintenance
8811525 YKFP, Design and Construction
9506325 YKFP, Monitoring & Evaluation

Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 2000 costSubcontractor
Outyear objectives-based budget
ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
Outyear budgets for Planning and Design phase

Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 2000 costSubcontractor
Outyear objectives-based budget
ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
Outyear budgets for Construction and Implementation phase

Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 2000 costSubcontractor
Outyear objectives-based budget
ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
Outyear budgets for Operations and Maintenance phase

Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 2000 costSubcontractor
Outyear objectives-based budget
ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
Outyear budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

Section 8. Estimated budget summary

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 2000 cost
Personnel $273,635
Fringe $49,486
Supplies $54,271
Operating $46,935
Travel $25,176
Indirect $105,632
Subcontractor $194,865
Total estimated budget
Total FY 2000 cost$750,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 2000 budget request$750,000
FY 2000 forecast from 1999$0
% change from forecast0.0%
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: Potential constraints for full implementaion of the fall chinook and coho programs will be dictated by compliance to the NEPA review.

Reviews and recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

Delay Funding
Jun 15, 1999


Recommendation: Delay funding until the entire set of proposals under umbrella 20510 have been reorganized to provide the scientific rationale for the two stated objectives to test supplementation and to provide a harvestable surplus.

Comments: This is primarily a bureaucratic subproposal. It describes the committee structure and coordination processes for the plan. It does not address the technical implementation of the project. This is an awkward organization (separating project management as a distinct subproposal). It would make more sense to fold management into a more complete description of the technical program. Contrary to the title, it has very little to say about data or habitat. This project seems parallel to the WDF proposal, Policy and Technical Involvement (9506425), but the title implies data and habitat work that it does not specifically address.

The relationship to habitat improvement projects discussed on p. 4119 is not clear and seems indirect at best. The proposal notes that a vast amount of data have been collected in previous years. But it does not say whether these data were useful, how they were analyzed, or how this proposed management structure will improve on information management. It does not evaluate alternative management or data structures or indicate why the proposed structure is preferred.

The umbrella proposal (20510) lists over $1 million in indirect costs. This project should be reviewed by appropriate financial experts at BPA to determine if some of the tasks described here should be funded as part of the indirect. The project history section must include explicit examples of adaptive management as it has been used in this basin. For example, were the findings listed on pages 3-5 of the M&E proposal incorporated into the program through adaptive management? The proposal should include an explicit description of the adaptive management process as it is employed in the basin. Dave Fast is budgeted for more than 36 months for FY 2000 in this set of proposals.

Neither the proposal nor the umbrella proposal presented adequate information on the fishery problem that this proposal addresses. This had to be inferred by reading other proposals within this group or relying on the reviewers' previous knowledge. The technical background on the need for project management and decision making was logical but lacked any citations or documentation. In general, the proposal did not address the Category II questions asked of this kind of proposal very well. It is not clear how the success of this project has been determined or will be determined. The description and justification for the budget section was inadequate.

Aug 20, 1999


Aug 20, 1999


Technical Criteria 1: Met? NA -

Programmatic Criteria 2: Met? - Major details lacking.

Milestone Criteria 3: Met? no - Objectives not clearly defined and not measurable.

Resource Criteria 4: Met? no - Inadequate resources to achieve objectives.

Aug 20, 1999


There appears to be a duplication of effort assigned to specific participants among the 4 FYKP proposals. Could this administrative manpower be removed from the other budget proposals? Is Objective 6a already being addressed within existing YIN management processes? Subcontractor assignments are unclear? Who will be performing what tasks at what level of funding is not clearly defined. Purpose and need for subcontractors is unclear.
Oct 29, 1999


Fund at appropriate interim level to maintain the basic program until province level review. See programmatic recommendation and comments in project 8811525.
Fund existing activities
Nov 8, 1999


Mar 1, 2000


[Decision made in 11-3-99 Council Meeting]; Address ISRP comments in BPA contract
NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review
Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC start of year:FY06 NPCC staff preliminary:FY06 NPCC July draft start of year:
$1,124,731 $1,124,731 $1,124,731

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website