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Project Summary

Project 2007-235-00 - Blackfoot River Subbasin Plan
Project Number:
Blackfoot River Subbasin Plan
Creation of subbasin plan for the Blackfoot subbasin.
Proponent Orgs:
Trout Unlimited (TU) (Non-Profit)
Starting FY:
Ending FY:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Columbia Blackfoot 100.00%
Local Coordination
Focal Species:
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Trout, Brown
Trout, Bull
Trout, Rainbow
Whitefish, Mountain
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 100.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
BiOp Association:

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Summary of Budgets

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No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No

Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2024
Cost Share Partner Total Proposed Contribution Total Confirmed Contribution
There are no project cost share contributions to show.
Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
2011 (Draft)
2009 $12,138 100%
2008 $2,960 6%
2007 $500 1%


The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Closed, Complete, History, Issued.
* "Total Contracted Amount" column includes contracted amount from both capital and expense components of the contract.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Total Contracted Amount Dates
33129 SOW Trout Unlimited (TU) 2007-235-00 EXP BLACKFOOT RIVER SUBBASIN PLAN History $32,266 6/1/2007 - 9/30/2008
39093 SOW Trout Unlimited (TU) 2007-235-00 EXP BLACKFOOT RIVER SUBBASIN PLAN History $44,995 9/1/2008 - 10/31/2009

Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):2
On time:2
Status Reports
On time:3
Avg Days Late:105

                Count of Contract Deliverables
Earliest Contract Subsequent Contracts Title Contractor Earliest Start Latest End Latest Status Accepted Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
33129 39093 2007-235-00 EXP BLACKFOOT RIVER SUBBASIN PLAN Trout Unlimited (TU) 06/01/2007 10/31/2009 History 10 12 0 0 0 12 100.00% 0
Project Totals 10 12 0 0 0 12 100.00% 0

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: 2007-235-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-235-00 - Blackfoot River Subbasin Plan
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Funding for two fiscal years only, plan to be delivered by end of fiscal year 08.

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-235-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-235-00 - Blackfoot River Subbasin Plan
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:
The primary issue is policy related: does the Council need a subbasin plan for these areas? If they do, this is a fundable proposal and it is advisable to expand the plan to include the Clark Fork/Bitterroot Basins. A current proposal for the Bitterroot is not as well developed as this one. This is a good proposal for a subbasin plan, and they have the capability to create it: most of the work has already been done. The methods are appropriate and consistent with those used to develop earlier subbasin plans. The results should increase the effectiveness of future projects and provide a model of collaborative restoration.

This project will leverage existing work, at very reasonable cost with almost 50% cost share from existing partners. Further, this is not anticipated to be an unending obligation, just a 1-term project. It is not clear that the Tribes are as involved as they could be, but this is noted in the proposal.

There is no stated relationship to other BPA projects, but the proposal relates to adjacent sub-basin plans as well as a number of efforts undertaken by partners using funds other than those from BPA. Planning objectives are clear, measurable and feasible in the time proposed. As the sponsors develop methods and strategies, they need to assure they are based on sound scientific evidence that they will, in fact, increase distribution and abundance of the target species. Human activity is believed to have caused a decline in this system's production of valuable fishes. Actions needed to restore lost productivity are difficult to identify because flushing flows, stable hillslopes, and flood plain dynamics no longer exist as they did in the past. Strategies for improving productivity in similar basins are not producing desired benefits for fish. Sponsors of this proposal need to be thoroughly familiar with all such strategies and develop innovative new ones with greater probabilities for success (e.g., see Palmer et al. 2005. Standards for ecologically successful river restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology 42, 208-217). All exotic species should be assessed as potential threats to the natives.

The monitoring and evaluation component is a major strength of this project, proposing to link a number of current and future efforts in the subbasin with a unique, integrated monitoring scheme. It seems highly likely that focal species and other associated species will benefit as projects come on-line that are carefully prioritized and planned and whose results are monitored.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-235-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-235-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: (Because we funded development of other sub-basin plans).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-235-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-235-00
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
Jan Brady (Inactive) Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Stan Bradshaw (Inactive) Project Lead Trout Unlimited (TU)
Laura Ziemer Supervisor Trout Unlimited (TU)
Paul Krueger (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration