FY 2000 proposal 199004400

Additional documents

199004400 Narrative Narrative
199004400 Sponsor Response to the ISRP Response

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleImplement Fisheries Enhancement Opportunities: Coeur D'alene Reservation
Proposal ID199004400
OrganizationCoeur d'Alene Tribe (CDA Tribe)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameKelly Lillengreen
Mailing addressP.O. Box 408 Plummer, ID 83851
Phone / email2086865302 / kellylil@iea.com
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 2000
Province / SubbasinInter-Mountain / Coeur d'Alene
Short descriptionEnhance critical watershed habitat to mitigate limiting factors for westslope cutthroat and bull trout in the Coeur d'Alene subbasin. Maintain compensatory harvest opportunities and develop environmental educational programs in local schools.
Target speciesWestslope cutthroat and bull trout
Project location
Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)



Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

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Section 2. Past accomplishments

1987 NPPC ammended the F&W Program to include baseline stream surveys of tributaries located on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation.
1990 Conducted field surveys of Reservation streams.
1990 Completed annual report which assessed the enhancement potential of Reservation streams for westslope cutthroat and bull trout.
1991 Physical and biological surveys were completed on the ten tributaries identified for further study.
1991 Used a modified Missouri method of evaluating streams in combination with information on biological indicators to select target tributaries for restoration and enhancement.
1992 Began using watershed assessment techniques to describe watershed processes and resource conditions in target tributaries on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation.
1993 Conducted baseline population evaluations for westslope cutthroat trout and macroinvertebrates in each target tributary.
1993 Identified limiting factors for westlope cutthroat and bull trout in target tributaries.
1994 Developed recommendations to improve and protect habitat while increasing numbers of westslope cutthroat and bull trout in target tributaries.
1994 Recommendations of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe were adopted by NPPC.
1995 Priority areas for restoration were identified in the four target watersheds.
1995 Initiated the first demonstration projects. Erected 2.8 km of exclusion fencing, installed bank protection structures, constructed pool habitat, and reestablished connections with historic floodplain channels at two locations.
1995 Implemented the first compensatory harvest project by planting 1000 rainbow trout into Worley Pond.
1996 Implemented additional demonstration projects. Erected 1.9 km of exclusion fencing, placed LWD in a 300 meter test reach, installed two current deflectors, and planted more than 9,000 trees and shrubs.
1996 Maintained and stocked Worley Trout Pond with over 3000 rainbow trout.
1997 Completed 5-year management plan for enhancement of Tribal fisheries.
1997 Continued project implementation. Constructed and enhanced 4 acres of wetland habitat, constructed a side-channel rearing pond, built a bio-revetment to protect 100 meters of streambank, and planted more than 9,000 trees and shrubs.
1997 Stocked Worley Pond with 2200 rainbow trout.
1998 Constructed and enhanced 2 acres of wetland habitat and planted more than 9,000 trees and shrubs.
1998 Stocked of Worley Pond with 1400 rainbow trout.
1998 Compiled comprehensive lists of landowner contacts in each of the target watersheds.
1998 Initiated a gravel study in known spawning tributaries of each target watershed to quantify the quality and quantity of available spawning gravel.
1998 Collected over 400 individual tissue samples from 13 location to determine stock purity and relatedness of westslope cutthroat trout stocks.
1998 Completed supplementation feasibility report for westslope cutthroat trout on Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation.

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
9004400 Implement Fisheries Enhancement Opportunities: Coeur D'alene Reservation
9004401 Lake Creek Land Acquisition
9004402 Coeur d'Alene Tribe Trout Production Facility

Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

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Section 8. Estimated budget summary

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 2000 cost
Personnel 4 FTE's, 2 Part-time, 6-8 seasonal $307,000
Fringe 41% of personnel costs $125,870
Supplies office supplies, restoration materials, etc. $48,624
Operating equipment repair/maintenance, vehicles and milage $22,165
Capital $9,130
NEPA To be completed by program staff. $0
Travel Includes training $8,000
Indirect Calculated @ 31.6% minus capital acquisitions and subcontracts $129,887
Other Communications $4,166
Subcontractor Restoration implementation, macroinvertebrate sample analysis $30,412
Total estimated budget
Total FY 2000 cost$685,254
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 2000 budget request$685,254
FY 2000 forecast from 1999$0
% change from forecast0.0%
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
EPA Section 106 Water quality monitoring $50,000 unknown
EPA Section 319 BMP Implementation $10,000 unknown
Soil Conservation District BMP Implementation $12,000 unknown
USDA Project monitoring $25,000 unknown
CDA Tribe Summer Intern Program $5,000 unknown
Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: Critical constraints include: funding stability over time, timeliness of procurring funds, adequate landowner participation, and catastrophic natural events (floods, wind storms, etc.).

Reviews and recommendations

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

Fund in part
Jun 15, 1999


Recommendation: Fund in part. Objectives 1, 2, and 4 are OK for multi-year review cycle, review in FY2003 for reporting of results. Do not fund objective 3 (24% of budget), the put-and-take trout pond objectives, until they are better justified and subjected to environmental review for potential impacts to native biota.

Comments: This project is basically a habitat restoration and education program to enhance the natural reproduction of native westslope cutthroat trout to mitigate losses of Pacific salmon and steelhead. It has many strengths: a strong watershed/ecosystem approach in collaboration with other projects, a well thought out scientifically rational approach, a strong monitoring program, an emphasis on improvement through natural processes compared to human technological intervention, an emphasis on native species of fish and plants, and an awareness of the need to obtain public support, over a relatively long time frame, via education and demonstration of success. We stand to learn and gain a lot from this project.

This was a well written and comprehensive proposal. Reviewers especially commended the project's emphasis on the conservation/enhancement of native species, and on habitat improvement as a mechanism. In addition, the relationship to other projects is very strong and well documented. The project history is clearly explained. Objectives and methods are concisely related (although they could have been better "cross-walked" with the budget). Taken on balance, this project proposal is very compelling, well thought out and clearly articulated.

The FWP and 12 other planning documents are referenced. This is one of three CDA Tribe projects (9004401, 9004402) that could use an umbrella. There is a good history of accomplishments (many the same as 9004402, which suggests that an umbrella proposal might have been appropriate). There are good objectives and tasks for 4 target watersheds. Cost sharing with EPA and USDA is a definite plus, considering the high temperatures and high sediment loads. There are good sections on background and rationale, as well as excellent history, and objectives narratives. The methods narrative of objectives by tasks is excellent. Facilities and budget seem reasonable. The resumes look good, as do the plans for information transfer. This project has good coordination with other projects, but needs to specify how its activities justify a large budget and how they are different from enhancement under the wildlife project? It needs to present more detail on interim results – more interpretation of where they are in relation to where they began and where they want to go. The artificial put-and-take trout ponds are a separate objective in this proposal and deserve further specific review. They should describe assurances that these trout ponds are in a closed system. Will they be located in a floodplain? This objective deserves to be put on hold until better explained and justified.

The set of three interrelated Coeur d'Alene Tribe proposals (including 9004400, 9004401, 9004402) might have benefited from an umbrella.

Aug 20, 1999


Aug 20, 1999


Screening Criteria: yes

Technical Criteria: yes

Programmatic Criteria: yes

Milestone Criteria: no- There are no milestones listed.

General Comments:

Technically Sound? Yes
Aug 20, 1999


Proposal identifies tremendous land use management and water quality problems but corrective methods are limited by land ownership patterns.

Proposal includes a detailed description of past accomplishments and biological objectives.

Watershed assessment has been completed.

Technically sound, but too small a scale for the scope of the problem.

Oct 29, 1999


Fund. The original proposal was generally excellent. The response to the ISRP's questions about Objective 3, the construction of put-and-take trout ponds, was of equally high quality. It is clear that the Tribe has thought through their management strategy, has emphasized native stocks, but also needs some interim fishing opportunities to take pressure off the native fish restoration efforts. The put-and-take ponds seem well located (in closed basins not accessible to native species) and are designed to avoid the problems that concerned the ISRP.
Nov 8, 1999


Mar 1, 2000


[Decision made in 11-3-99 Council Meeting]
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:
$1,197,873 $1,197,873 $1,197,873

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website