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Project Summary

Project 2000-004-00 - Protect Wigwam R Bull Trout-Ko
Project Number:
2000-004-00
Title:
Protect Wigwam R Bull Trout-Ko
Summary:
PROJECT GOAL

Monitor, restore, enhance and protect native fish populations in the Upper Kootenay Basin that have been negatively affected by the construction and operation of Libby Dam.
Before we can restore, enhance and/or protect fish (bull trout) populations in the Kootenay Basin upstream of the Libby Dam we must first have a better understanding of bull trout life history in the upper Kootenay including key spawning and over-wintering areas, and migration rates through the different fisheries. Once we complete this objective we will have a better idea of critical spawning habitats in a number of different systems. We will also have a good understanding of how important these systems are to bull trout production in the upper Kootenay and/or Lake Koocanusa. We will have an understanding of the relationships (if any) between the different stocks of spawning bull trout in these tributaries including the Wigwam River. These areas can then be protected, restored and/or enhanced as required.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection (Govt - Federal)
Starting FY:
2000
Ending FY:
2011
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Columbia Kootenai 100.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Trout, Bull (threatened)
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 100.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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Summary of Budgets

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Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2016 (Previous) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2017 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2018 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Jul-2017

No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

FY2009 0 %
FY2008 0 %
FY2007 31 %
Fiscal Year Cost Share Partner Total Proposed
Contribution
Total Confirmed
Contribution

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
5672 SOW Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection 2000-004-00 PROTECT WIGWAM RIVER BULL TROUT - KOOCANUSA RES. History $260,823 7/1/2001 - 6/30/2005
23483 SOW Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection 2000-004-00 PROTECT BULL TROUT FOR KOOCA NUDA RESERVOI History $61,746 7/1/2005 - 6/30/2006
28126 SOW Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection EXP2000-004-00 PROTECT BULLTROUT WIGWAM RIVER KOOCANUSA RESERVOIR History $61,747 7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007
34053 SOW Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection 2000-004-00 APP EXP WIG WAM RESERVOIR BULL TROUT MONITORING History $20,711 7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):4
Completed:2
On time:2
Status Reports
Completed:12
On time:10
Avg Days Early:19

Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
5672 23483, 28126, 34053 2000-004-00 PROTECT WIGWAM RIVER BULL TROUT - KOOCANUSA RES. Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection 07/2001 07/2001 History 12 30 1 0 2 33 93.94% 0
Project Totals 12 30 1 0 2 33 93.94% 0


Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2000-004-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2000-004-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 3 - Does not appear reasonable
Comment: Baseline monitoring of resident fish populations and some instream habitat restoration by BC government in Canadian portion of Libby Dam/Lake Koocanusa and upper Kootenay tributaries to address impacts of Libby Dam. BC government authorized/required; need confirmation that cost share is adequate; the habitat restoration/LWD component needs further legal review (on-the-ground work in Canada).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2000-004-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2000-004-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2000-004-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2000-004-00 - Protect Wigwam R Bull Trout-Ko
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This proposal includes all the important parts. It has redd/adult counts, and they are gathering offspring data. These should permit an assessment of whether the number of offspring at any given spawner level has increased through time.

The sponsors seem very qualified and experienced, have a good protocol, and already have done some work similar to what is proposed on a lower stream section. It looks like the rehab would be done well and have a high probability of bolstering fish abundance. Hypotheses linking "habitat fixing recipes" and fishery benefits are driving a significant portion of fishery work in the Northwest. This project has potential to provide a test of that link.

From the Council and BPA, the ISRP also seeks clarification on what types of actions are eligible for funding in Canada. What is BPA's mitigation responsibility in Canada for such projects as Libby Dam? Is there any Council or BPA policy on this?
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2000-004-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2000-004-00 - Protect Wigwam R Bull Trout-Ko
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: The Mountain Columbia oversight group strongly recommends funding the monitoring components and modifying them to include radio telemetry work to learn to what extent other tributaries are used by spawning bull trout. This project needs to be directly coordinated with MFWP. Budget amount shown here reflects these changes.

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Dave Dunbar (Inactive) Supervisor Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection
Herb Tepper (Inactive) Project Lead Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection
Virgil Watts III Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
David Byrnes (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration