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Project Summary

Project 2003-029-00 - Assess Upper Malheur Above Beu
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Assess Upper Malheur Above Beu
Assess the feasibility of the Upper Malheur Watershed to support the reintroduction of anadromous Fish populations above the Beulah and Warm Springs Reservoirs. Complete a pathogen study on all existing pathogens in the Malheur Subbasin
Proponent Orgs:
Burns-Paiute Tribe (Tribe)
Starting FY:
Ending FY:
Province Subbasin %
Middle Snake Malheur 100.00%
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
BiOp Association:

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Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2003-029-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2003-029-00 - Assess Upper Malheur Above Beu
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2003-029-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2003-029-00 - Assess Upper Malheur Above Beu
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Does Not Meet Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
In the previous funding cycle the ISRP's recommendation was "Fundable as a planning and prioritization exercise," but on further consideration the ISRP considers the current proposal as only marginally justified, at best, as a planning exercise. Given the current context of the Snake River Complex, the benefits to fish and wildlife from this project are not justified. The pathogen component of the study is out of phase (it should follow an assessment of the feasibility of reintroduction) and not justified in a compelling fashion. The remaining objective is to "Develop a comprehensive plan to detail the feasibility of reintroducing salmon in the Malheur Subbasin. This plan will consist of an adult salmon survivability and spawning success, egg to fry survivability rates, fry to smolt/juvenile survivability, and juvenile migration behavior and survivability rates. This study will also address the effects salmon reintroduction will have on native resident fish." Most of the issues involved with this proposal are outside the realm of science, and what science there is has not been convincingly presented.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2003-029-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2003-029-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Assessment of feasibility of reintroduction above non-FCRPS dams; fishery managers, BIA, other hydro operators authorized/required to perform; need cost share or other remedy.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2003-029-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2003-029-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Marlene Affett (Inactive) Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration