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Project Summary

Project 2007-146-00 - Bull Trout Population Status Monitoring in the Snake River Basin of Southeast Washington
Project Number:
2007-146-00
Title:
Bull Trout Population Status Monitoring in the Snake River Basin of Southeast Washington
Summary:
Monitor bull trout distribution and relative abundance using summer sampling and fall spawning surveys. Collect tissues and genetically characterize the populations and metapopulation structure in southeast Washington
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 %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 100.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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The table content is updated frequently and thus contains more recent information than what was in the original proposal reviewed by ISRP and Council.

Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-146-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-146-00 - Bull Trout Population Status Monitoring in the Snake River Basin of Southeast Washington
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-146-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-146-00 - Bull Trout Population Status Monitoring in the Snake River Basin of Southeast Washington
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:
In the preliminary review the ISRP requested: a brief description of the currently understood population structure of bull trout; the location of the core populations in this region; more details on the sampling history in this region; a better summary of the sampling that needs to be completed from this area for the full initial status monitoring (species distribution) to be complete; a better rationalization why population size is needed - rather than just presence/absence and distribution; and that the sampling to be executed under this proposal will fill a reasonable portion of the outstanding tasks.

The sponsors prepared a thorough response to the ISRP questions, which adequately addressed the ISRP concerns. The response provided a succinct summary of the past survey work by the sponsors, the anticipated sampling in the current proposal, and an improved perspective on bull trout in this fairly remote region of southeastern Washington. They have also clarified that they will not be conducting population estimates, but one-pass electrofishing, which seems acceptable.

In this proposed phase of their study, what they are gathering is the background data to prepare a plan for the species. The personnel identified for this phase of the study seem appropriate. For any future efforts, however, more expertise may be needed to fully deal with more complex ecological and genetic considerations.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-146-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-146-00
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: Population status monitoring for bull trout; fishery managers authorized/required.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-146-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-146-00
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