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Project Summary

Project 2007-052-00 - Chum Salmon Evaluations Within Bonneville Reservoir
Project Number:
2007-052-00
Title:
Chum Salmon Evaluations Within Bonneville Reservoir
Summary:
Evaluate and expand upon existing data for chum salmon movement patterns, habitat preferences, and population dynamics within Bonneville Reservoir with the intent to establish a viable spawning population of chum salmon.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Gorge Columbia Gorge 100.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   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: 2007-052-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-052-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: BON reservoir monitoring.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-052-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-052-00
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: 2007-052-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-052-00 - Chum Salmon Evaluations Within Bonneville Reservoir
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:
The new draft of the proposal has almost no changes to it, and the response, which was supposed to explain all of the shortfalls of why the original was not justified continues to fall short. Why funding for this activity should commence is still not justified.

The ISRP's preliminary comments (June 1, 2006): The technical and scientific background establishes that a problem exists - a decrease in chum salmon abundance during the past century. But the technical and scientific background does not establish that this project is needed to guide management in solving the problem. There is no indication that this work is identified in a Fish and Wildlife Program subbasin plan or a federal recovery plan. Therefore, the ISRP cannot recommend the project for funding at this time.

Any future proposal should develop the topic with much more detailed justification and evidence that much of the work has not been completed by prior projects. For example, habitat evaluation is going to be completed to identify sites for Duncan Creek like supplementation. Wouldn't information already exist in databases or the EDT analysis that was part of the subbasin planning process?

The proposal could have been made more complete by describing the methodology and proposed outcomes of this study.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-052-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-052-00 - Chum Salmon Evaluations Within Bonneville Reservoir
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: None