FY 2000 proposal 199500900

Additional documents

199500900 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleRainbow Trout Net Pen Rearing Project
Proposal ID199500900
OrganizationLake Roosevelt Development Association (LRDA)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameGene Smith
Mailing address43573 Miles Creston Road N Davenport, WA 99122
Phone / email5097258416 / BSmith6184@aol.com
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 2000
Province / SubbasinInter-Mountain / Columbia Upper
Short descriptionResident fish substitution addresses unmitigated losses of salmon and steelhead attributed to development and operation of hydropower projects.
Target speciesRainbow trout
Project location
Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)



Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

Reviewing agencyAction #BiOp AgencyDescription

Section 2. Past accomplishments

1995 Began BPA funding process in April. Acquired NEPA exclusion, Received $8,000 to construct 150' of docks, purchase cable and build four new net pens. Rebuilt two pens at Hunters to increase active net pens from 18 to 24. Reared and released 330,000
1996 Completed 140' of new dock and 6 net pens for Lincoln site. Completed 90' of dock and 4 net pens for Two Rivers Site. Transferred 540,000 Rbt from Spokane and Sherman Creek Hatcheries. Released 534,000 RBT.
1997 Released 530,000 net pen rainbow. Replaced 60' of dock at Hall Creek; built 4 new replacement pens. Built 6 new pens for Kettle Falls Site. Replace two 20' dock sections at Kettle Falls Site.
1998 Updated special use permits. Updated & repaired pens. Acquire two damaged boats from USFWS - work and repair by volunteers. Built 4 net pens for Kettle Falls-Sherman Creek Site. Participate in BPA sponsored "Big Horn Show" booth. Release 540,000 Rbt.

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
9104600 Spokane Tribal Hatchery O&M Transfer hatchery fingerlings to net pens
9104700 Sherman Creek Hatchery managed by WDFW Transfer Rbt to northernmost net pens
9404300 Monitor, Evaluate and Research the Lake Roosevelt Fishery Creel checks, interview sportsmen, evaluate fishing success and conditions on reservoir
9001800 Rainbow Trout Habitat Improvement Provide net pen fishery to reduce harvest of naturally producing stocks
5228100 Lake Roosevelt Kokanee Net Pens Provide, design and construction plans; operation schedules; scope information based on Rbt nep pen practices

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 Coordinator/Secretary-Treasurer $47,643
Fringe Health Insurance/Benefits $9,460
Supplies Paper, Printer Supplies $940
Operating Building Materials, Maintenance of Equipment, Fuel, Fish Food $34,257
Travel Meals, Lodging, Mileage $800
Other Liability Insurance, Phone, Advertising, Publications $6,900
Total estimated budget
Total FY 2000 cost$100,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 2000 budget request$100,000
FY 2000 forecast from 1999$0
% change from forecast0.0%
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
WDFW Fish Food $20,000 unknown
LRDA Volunteer Hours 5,600 @ $10.00/hr. $56,000 unknown
LRDA Volunteer & other donated use of Equipment/Boats $15,000 unknown
Lake Roosevelt Monitors Tagging; floy tag return analysis $4,000 unknown
UCUT & STI Donated dock moorage for pens and boats at Two Rivers Marina, Keller Marina, Seven Bays Marina $2,400 unknown
Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: Operation of reservoir drawdown and refill has an adverse effect on net pen operations.

Reviews and recommendations

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

Jun 15, 1999


Recommendation: Fund on the quality of the proposal, but it would be more consistent with regional goals if this (and inter-related projects) shifted to native species such as local stocks of redband or cutthroat. As a set, the Roosevelt Lake hatchery proposals need to address and monitor potential impacts on native biota.

Comments: This is a proposal to use net pens in Lake Roosevelt to continue the rearing process for fish, largely rainbow trout, used for stocking of the lake in mitigation for Grand Coulee Dam. It is a part of the sequence of actions for this stocking that involves several projects for gamete collection, incubation, and rearing. Rainbow trout are presently perceived as an integral part of the Lake Roosevelt enhancement program and rearing trout in net pens in the reservoir has proven effective. Continuation of the project requires administrative and maintenance costs, which this proposal solicits.

This is a good project proposal that warrants continued funding. The proposal quality fell in the midrange of proposals reviewed. Several FWP measures are cited, as well as the Upper Columbia River Blocked Area Management Plan. The work is coordinated with 5 other projects, as listed in the front part and in the narrative. The work depends on other projects for fish to be raised in the net pens and for monitoring. Clear O&M accomplishments are listed. The proposal is a bit confusing in asking for upgrade to production of 500,000 fish when this number was produced in 1996-98 (the request seems to have been old text from the start of the project). There is good cost sharing and excellent use of volunteers (both for labor and commitment to the resource). A good background narrative is followed by a good discussion of rationale/significance and an excellent methods description. A strength of this proposal is that a monitoring and evaluation program is already in place (9494300). This project seems to be an excellent use of funding. Pending the results of the artificial propagation review, funding is recommended. This project seems to be a good candidate for multi-year funding. Integration under an umbrella would be desirable.

This proposal for FY2001 should contain some clarification and/or evaluation of the effects of expected increasing production to 500,000 fish. If this is a large increase, what is the justification? How will its effects be monitored? What increase in harvest is expected? What effects on other fish are anticipated? What about using native species? As noted for other projects that are linked in the propagation series, the entire effort needs to critically evaluate non-native substitution and possibly shift into production of native species such as redband.

Aug 20, 1999


Aug 20, 1999


Screening Criteria: yes

Technical Criteria: yes

Programmatic Criteria: yes

Milestone Criteria: no- The biological objectives are ending in 2000, and there are no long term milestones.

Mar 1, 2000


[Decision made in 9-22-99 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:
$114,889 $114,889 $114,889

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website