FY 2000 proposal 199004402

Additional documents

199004402 1Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleCoeur d' Alene Tribe Trout Production Facility
Proposal ID199004402
OrganizationCoeur d'Alene Tribe (CDA Tribe)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameKelly Lillengreen
Mailing addressP.O. Box 408 Plummer, ID 83851
Phone / email2086866803 / kellylil@iea.com
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 2000
Province / SubbasinInter-Mountain / Coeur d'Alene
Short descriptionProduce fish in support of on-going Coeur d'Alene Tribal fisheries enhancement projects. Complete Step 3-Final Cost Determination of the NPPC 3-step process, construct and begin hatchery operation. Evaluate effectivness of fish production facility.
Target speciesWestslope cutthroat trout, Bull trout, Rainbow 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 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 Stocked of Worley Pond with 1400 rainbow trout.
1998 Coordinated field trips to restoration sites as part of Water Awareness Week during the past three years.
1998 Completed supplementation feasibility report for westslope cutthroat trout on Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation.
1998 Compiled comprehensive lists of landowner contacts in each of the target watersheds.
1999 Completed 4 additional trout ponds for stocking in FY 2000.
1999 Completed hatchery Master Plan.
1999 Completed hatchery NEPA process
1999 Completed genetic analysis of cutthroat trout in reservation waters.

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
9004400 Implement Fisheries Enhancement Opportunities: Coeur d'Alene Reservation
9004401 Lake Creek Land Acquisition and Enhancement
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 Project Supervisor, Project Biologist, Administrative Assisant Technicians, and cost share personnel $170,000
Fringe 41% of Salaries $70,720
Supplies Fish food, office supply, other supply, nets, etc. $19,700
Operating Two Vehicles, Equipment Repair $14,600
Capital Forklift, computer, automated water quality testing equipment, $104,552
NEPA Completed in FY1999 $0
Construction Construct Fish Hatchery $1,000,000
Travel $2,500
Indirect 31.6% of total $131,645
Other Contingency, cost overuns $15,000
Subcontractor Disease, water qualty testing $24,527
Total estimated budget
Total FY 2000 cost$1,553,244
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 2000 budget request$1,553,244
FY 2000 forecast from 1999$0
% change from forecast0.0%
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
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Schedule Constraints: Hatchery construction is contingent on completing the Master plan, NEPA, and final design and cost determination on schedule.

Reviews and recommendations

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

Jun 15, 1999


Recommendation: Fund, but only if the construction plans are approved and NEPA findings are favorable. OK for review by BPA COTR.

Comments: Although this is supposed to be a proposal to acquire funds for the construction of a salmonid fish hatchery, the majority of the proposal addresses other, albeit related, issues: e.g. perceived biological and mitigation need for the hatchery, land acquisition and habitat improvement projects, an emphasis on using native populations for supplementation purposes, hatchery operation including spawning procedures, and monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of hatchery releases in helping obtain mitigation objectives. In terms of construction, therefore, it is very difficult to evaluate. The hatchery appears to be an integral part of a larger well thought out and potentially valuable mitigation program.

The proposal was well written and comprehensive, in the midrange of quality of those reviewed. The FWP and 13 other planning documents are referenced as justification. The proposal discusses a good history of accomplishment for this project, including much survey work with recommendations, demonstration projects for stream rehabilitation, fish stocking, stock identification using genetics, and development of the hatchery master plan. It is all well documented in literature citations. There is excellent background and rationale, and the need for the hatchery is presented in the project history. Objectives and tasks are well laid out. Monitoring is planned well. The budget is well justified, but skewed toward the hatchery construction. Resumes of staff are provided and there are good plans for information transfer. This would be a good candidate for multi-year funding.

The use of native stocks is a particularly attractive part of the proposal. Are effects on other fish being monitored? The project involves a watershed assessment and habitat restoration. There is good coordination with habitat restoration and protection of wetlands and riparian habitat. About 2/3 of the budget is for construction but adequate information is not provided on the construction activities, schedule, or contractors. These should be handled in NEPA review and other processes for approval of construction. Where is the hatchery going to be located?

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 is no long term plan describing milestones.

General Comments: Analysis, strategies, objectives are not compatible with bulltrout. There is financial uncertainty, we need to check availability of BPA, ESA, and Capital dollars. A serious analysis and planning effort needs to be incorporated into the bulltrout portion of the project.

Mar 1, 2000


[Decision made in 9-22-99 Council Meeting]