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Project Summary

Project 2007-265-00 - Bitterroot Watershed Subbasin Plan
Project Number:
2007-265-00
Title:
Bitterroot Watershed Subbasin Plan
Summary:
This project for the purpose of creating a subbasin plan for the Bitterroot Subbasin.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Montana Water Trust (MWT) (Non-Profit)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Columbia Bitterroot 100.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
Local Coordination
Focal Species:
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Trout, Brook
Trout, Brown
Trout, Bull
Trout, Rainbow
Whitefish, Mountain
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 100.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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Summary of Budgets

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Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2017 (Previous) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2018 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2019 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Jan-2018

No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

FY2010 0 %
FY2009 0 %
FY2008 0 %
FY2007 0 %
Fiscal Year Cost Share Partner Total Proposed
Contribution
Total Confirmed
Contribution

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
33076 SOW Montana Water Trust (MWT) 2007-265-00 EXP BITTERROOT WATERSHED SUBBASIN PLAN History $50,000 6/1/2007 - 7/31/2008
38996 SOW Montana Water Trust (MWT) 2007-265-00 EXP BITTERROOT WATERSHED SUBBASIN PLAN History $99,811 8/1/2008 - 8/31/2009



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):2
Completed:1
On time:1
Status Reports
Completed:10
On time:6
Avg Days Late:18

Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
33076 38996 2007-265-00 EXP BITTERROOT WATERSHED SUBBASIN PLAN Montana Water Trust (MWT) 06/2007 06/2007 History 10 10 0 0 0 10 100.00% 0
Project Totals 10 10 0 0 0 10 100.00% 0


Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-265-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-265-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: (Assuming BPA is responsible for new subbasin plans since it funded the original set)

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-265-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-265-00
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: 2007-265-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-265-00 - Bitterroot Watershed 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 - In Part
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This is a key watershed with rapidly declining conservation opportunities. The sponsors have submitted a worthwhile idea that needs fuller development. The proposal is not linked directly to the Fish and Wildlife Program, but to the Clean Water Act and other relevant public concerns. Although collaboration is described, details are few and a lack of cost-share suggests limited knowledge of, or buy-in by partners at this point. Further, not citing any plans being used by collaborators, neighboring subbasin plans or Council planning guidance suggests this effort is early in its development.

Actions needed to restore lost productivity are difficult to identify in such basins because flushing flows, stable hillslopes, and flood plain dynamics no longer exist as they did in the past. Strategies for improving productivity in comparable basins are not producing desired benefits for fish. Proposers need to become thoroughly familiar with this background and develop innovative new strategies with greater probability for success (e.g., see Palmer et al. 2005. Standards for ecologically successful river restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology 42, 208-217 and cited references).

Many allied aquatic and terrestrial species are likely to benefit if focal species do. Objectives are clear and measurable, but preliminary to any species benefits that may flow following successful plan development and implementation. Work elements are social and organizational rather than scientific or technical, but are reasonable for the immediate task at hand. Personnel appear well qualified although relatively new to the job. They will likely require assistance from a geomorphologist and population/conservation biologist. Only completion monitoring applies now, but they should plan eventual subbasin-wide monitoring. Information transfer is not addressed. Sponsors might benefit from studying the Blackfoot subbasin proposal as an example.

Sponsors may eventually be successful in both formulating a fundable proposal for subbasin planning and in achieving the long-term goals of such a plan. This proposal is justified for one year of planning support to pull the project together and submit a more detailed proposal. Additional funding requests would be entertained after one year of satisfactory progress building partnerships, outlining a plan, inventorying useable data, identifying data needs, and building a public process.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-265-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-265-00 - Bitterroot Watershed Subbasin Plan
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Funding for two fiscal years only, second year contingent on first year success, plan to be delivered by end of fiscal year 08.

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Jan Brady (Inactive) Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Barbara Hall (Inactive) Project Lead Montana Water Trust (MWT)
Rankin Holmes (Inactive) Supervisor Montana Water Trust (MWT)
Paul Krueger (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration