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Project Summary

Project 2007-048-00 - Transboundary Watershed Coordination in the Kootenai River Basin
Project Number:
2007-048-00
Title:
Transboundary Watershed Coordination in the Kootenai River Basin
Summary:
Fosters "grass-roots" public involvement and interagency cooperation for habitat restoration to offset deleterious impacts to the Kootenai River watershed fisheries by information transfer and public interface.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Kootenai River Network, Inc. (Private)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Intermountain Columbia Upper 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
None
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 100.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-048-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-048-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Expansion of coordinating office, multiple entities authorized/required (other entities in the network).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-048-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-048-00
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: 2007-048-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-048-00 - Transboundary Watershed Coordination in the Kootenai River Basin
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Not Applicable
Final Round ISRP Comment:
In spite of designation as a new project, this is clearly a follow-on/expansion of previous projects offering environmental education and outreach for the Libby Dam project - 199500400. There is no cost-sharing, yet such a collaborative project should be able to generate cost sharing and/or grant support in addition to BPA, leveraging BPA investments, increasing buy-in and reflecting growing value and relevance to partner organizations. Coordination functions look reasonable, but the other projects don't mention this group. There is not much science to review in this project. Benefits to species are indirect and have not been measured.

The proposed objectives are not very concrete. This is an operational or social approach rather than a technical or scientific one; however, there is substantial research documenting the long-term effectiveness of such approaches to improving natural resource management, especially in cases of mixed ownership and jurisdiction. This program seems to bring together more interests and activities in the subbasin than any other proposals from the subbasin even hinted existed. An extensive list of accomplishments supports their credibility.

Monitoring and evaluation consists of names, dates, and numbers of participants in activities. Would an overall program effectiveness evaluation be advisable? The proposal is to hire existing staff at higher FTE levels and do more of same activities. What larger goals would be possible if this were funded and how might the accomplishments resulting from this increased level of support be documented? As an outreach program, almost all they do is information transfer. Data in the scientific sense are not generated, but program ideas, successes and such might be shared at conferences or in semi-technical publications.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-048-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-048-00 - Transboundary Watershed Coordination in the Kootenai River Basin
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: None