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Project Summary

Project 2007-391-00 - Tribal Conservation Enforcement-Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Project Number:
2007-391-00
Title:
Tribal Conservation Enforcement-Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Summary:
Implementation of Tribal and Inter-Tribal harvest and habitat law enforcement within the Nez Perce tribe 1855 Treaty Area, Zone 6 of the mainstem Columbia River and Usual and Accustomed fishing areas to reduce the illegal take of salmon, steelhead and resident fish and aid in the rebuilding of native fish populations.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2032
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mainstem - 100.00%
Purpose:
Harvest
Emphasis:
Law Enforcement
Focal Species:
All Anadromous Fish
Bass, Largemouth
Bass, Smallmouth
Catfish
Chinook - All Populations
Chinook - Deschutes River Summer/Fall ESU
Chinook - Lower Columbia River ESU
Chinook - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
Chinook - Snake River Fall ESU
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall ESU
Coho - Unspecified Population
Lamprey, Pacific
Perch, Yellow
Shad, American
Sockeye - All Populations
Sockeye - Snake River ESU
Steelhead - All Populations
Steelhead - Lower Columbia River DPS
Steelhead - Middle Columbia River DPS
Steelhead - Snake River DPS
Steelhead - Upper Columbia River DPS
Sturgeon, White - All Populations except Kootenai R. DPS
Sturgeon, White - Lower Columbia River
Walleye
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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Summary of Budgets

To view all expenditures for all fiscal years, click "Project Exp. by FY"

Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2017 (Previous) $671,719 $671,719 $671,719 $671,719 $617,254

Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC $671,719 $671,719 $671,719 $617,254
FY2018 (Current) $671,719 $671,719 $671,719 $671,719 $223,588

Post 2018 – CRITFC $548,281 $548,281 $548,281 $182,500
Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC $123,438 $123,438 $123,438 $41,087
FY2019 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC $0 $0 $0 $0
Post 2018 – CRITFC $0 $0 $0 $0

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

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2017 - FY2019)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2017 Expense $450,000 From: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC Fish Accord Review 05/02/2008
FY2017 Expense $98,281 From: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC Fish Accord project COLA 11/21/2008
FY2017 Expense $1,269 To: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC Accord Budget Adjustments (9/3/2014) 09/03/2014
FY2017 Expense $1,209 From: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC Accord Budget Transfers (CRITFC, Yakama, CTUIR) 2/13/2015 02/13/2015
FY2017 Expense $24,645 To: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC CRITFC Establish FY16 budget for 2009-022-00 Accord Administration. 09/01/2015
FY2017 Expense $40,000 From: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC CRITFC budget adjustments (2/1/2016) 02/01/2016
FY2017 Expense $13,573 From: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC Accord Budget Transfers (CCT, Id, CRITFC) 9/7/2016 09/08/2016
FY2017 Expense $9,506 From: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC Accord Budget Transfers (CCT, Id, CRITFC) 9/7/2016 09/08/2016
FY2017 Expense $58,637 From: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC Accord Budget Transfers (CCT, Id, CRITFC) 9/7/2016 09/08/2016
FY2017 Expense $26,427 From: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC Accord Budget Transfers (CCT, Id, CRITFC) 9/7/2016 09/08/2016
FY2018 Expense $548,281 From: Post 2018 – CRITFC FY18 Initial Planning Budgets (WS, CTUIR, YN, CRITFC, CCT, ID) 2/10/2017 02/13/2017
FY2018 Expense $59,971 From: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC Accord Budget Transfers (CCT, CRITFC, ID) 5/23/17 05/23/2017
FY2018 Expense $63,467 From: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC Accord Budget Transfers (CRITFC) 7/7/2017 07/10/2017
FY2018 Expense $0 From: Post 2018 – CRITFC CRITFC Establish FY18 budget for 2009-022-00 Accord Administration 07/26/2017

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

FY2017 0 %
FY2016 0 %
FY2015 0 %
FY2014 0 %
FY2013 0 %
FY2012 0 %
FY2011 0 %
FY2010 0 %
FY2009 0 %
FY2008 79 %
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
74157 SOW Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) 2007-391-00 EXP CRITFC CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT Issued $671,719 11/1/2016 - 10/31/2017
77451 SOW Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) 2007-391-00 EXP CRITFC CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT Issued $671,719 11/1/2017 - 10/31/2018



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):10
Completed:8
On time:8
Status Reports
Completed:51
On time:21
Avg Days Late:17

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
33205 35732, 39697, 50380, 59774, 63160, 67031, 70724, 74157, 77451 200739100 EXP CRITFC CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) 05/2007 05/2007 Issued 51 56 11 0 4 71 94.37% 0
Project Totals 51 56 11 0 4 71 94.37% 0


Review: RME / AP Category Review

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-391-00-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 2007-391-00
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2007-391-00
Completed Date: None
2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Rating: Supports 2008 FCRPS BiOp
Comments: BiOp Workgroup Comments: No BiOp Workgroup Comments

The BiOp RM&E Workgroups made the following determinations regarding the proposal's ability or need to support BiOp Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) RPAs. If you have questions regarding these RPA association conclusions, please contact your BPA COTR and they will help clarify, or they will arrange further discussion with the appropriate RM&E Workgroup Leads. BiOp RPA associations for the proposed work are: ()
All Questionable RPA Associations () and
All Deleted RPA Associations ()
Proponent Response:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-391-00-ISRP-20101015
Project: 2007-391-00 - Tribal Conservation Enforcement-Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2007-391-00
Completed Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The proposal provides good detail in describing the approach taken by the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement (CRITFE) to Zone 6 enforcement. It also provides an adequate justification for the approach and places the need for effective enforcement well within the larger context of conservation and recovery efforts. Effective enforcement is of clear benefit to fish and wildlife.

Where the proposal could be stronger is in presenting lessons learned from a synthesis of the many enforcement actions, and an assessment of limiting factors, challenges, and adaptive responses based on what has been learned about enforcement activities to date. All enforcement projects should have an educational component, and the presentation made it clear that this one does, but it could be better described and represented in the proposal.

Among the different enforcement entities there are opportunities to better coordinate, improve data collection, and do spatial representation through GIS. These actions would allow a more analytical, synthetic, and scientific representation of what is occurring in enforcement across the Columbia River Basin.

1. Purpose, Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

The purpose of the proposed work is for CRITFE to reduce illegal take of Columbia River Basin salmonids and native resident fish, and to thereby enhance the rebuilding of endemic fish populations. This would be accomplished through harvest law enforcement in Zone 6, promoting cooperation and assistance from non-tribal agencies, and public education about the need to conserve fishes and habitat. The proposal explicitly integrates enforcement for the protection of fish, wildlife and habitats with other fish and wildlife enhancement measures, and makes the case for the significance of enforcement to the success of regional programs. The proposal provides a good problem statement.

The approach has three components: 1. maintain active and visible harvest law enforcement in Zone 6 of the Columbia River at levels that ensure compliance; 2. improve enforcement efficiency by promoting cooperation among federal, state, tribal, regional and local entities; and 3. educate the public about risks to specific fish stocks and their habitats and the need for conservation.

The proposal lists four objectives to achieve these goals: 1. improve juvenile outmigration survival; 2. improve adult outmigration survival; 3.improve resident fish survival; and 4. improve enforcement program effectiveness. Each has coordination, outreach and enforcement activities listed.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management

The proposal provides a financial history and a link to the annual report. The annual report provides detailed lists of enforcement and outreach issues and actions, but does not provide any synthesis of key issues or assessment of areas of success or failure.

A brief summary lists co-funders and emphasizes a community oriented enforcement strategy for effective deterrence.

“Adaptive management” is described as varying enforcement actions in response to changes in run status and associated behaviors. It describes coordination of enforcement actions with CRITFC biologists.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions for Type of Work (Hatchery, RME, Tagging)

CRITFE has primary enforcement authority for all treaty tribal fisheries and shares concurrent jurisdiction on the mainstem Columbia River over enforcement of state law. CRITFE officers are also commissioned with Special Law Enforcement Commissions by the Bureau of Indian Affairs - Law Enforcement Division. Related conservation enforcement projects and/or cooperating entities in Zone 6 of the mainstem Columbia River include many other entities. A list of tribal, state and federal cooperating agencies is provided.

No limiting factors are described.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

Work elements are listed as outreach and education, regional coordination and law enforcement. Deliverables are tracked into these work elements and are described as tasks under each objectives. An assessment of factors that may limit success is not provided for any of the deliverables.

Methods of conducting the tasks are generally described. Metrics of deliverable performance are summarized. Four full time enforcement personnel are funded by this project: three officers and one dispatcher.
First Round ISRP Date: 10/18/2010
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
First Round ISRP Comment:
The proposal provides good detail in describing the approach taken by the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement (CRITFE) to Zone 6 enforcement. It also provides an adequate justification for the approach and places the need for effective enforcement well within the larger context of conservation and recovery efforts. Effective enforcement is of clear benefit to fish and wildlife.

Where the proposal could be stronger is in presenting lessons learned from a synthesis of the many enforcement actions, and an assessment of limiting factors, challenges, and adaptive responses based on what has been learned about enforcement activities to date. All enforcement projects should have an educational component, and the presentation made it clear that this one does, but it could be better described and represented in the proposal.

Among the different enforcement entities there are opportunities to better coordinate, improve data collection, and do spatial representation through GIS. These actions would allow a more analytical, synthetic, and scientific representation of what is occurring in enforcement across the Columbia River Basin.

1. Purpose, Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

The purpose of the proposed work is for CRITFE to reduce illegal take of Columbia River Basin salmonids and native resident fish, and to thereby enhance the rebuilding of endemic fish populations. This would be accomplished through harvest law enforcement in Zone 6, promoting cooperation and assistance from non-tribal agencies, and public education about the need to conserve fishes and habitat. The proposal explicitly integrates enforcement for the protection of fish, wildlife and habitats with other fish and wildlife enhancement measures, and makes the case for the significance of enforcement to the success of regional programs. The proposal provides a good problem statement.

The approach has three components: 1. maintain active and visible harvest law enforcement in Zone 6 of the Columbia River at levels that ensure compliance; 2. improve enforcement efficiency by promoting cooperation among federal, state, tribal, regional and local entities; and 3. educate the public about risks to specific fish stocks and their habitats and the need for conservation.

The proposal lists four objectives to achieve these goals: 1. improve juvenile outmigration survival; 2. improve adult outmigration survival; 3.improve resident fish survival; and 4. improve enforcement program effectiveness. Each has coordination, outreach and enforcement activities listed.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management

The proposal provides a financial history and a link to the annual report. The annual report provides detailed lists of enforcement and outreach issues and actions, but does not provide any synthesis of key issues or assessment of areas of success or failure.

A brief summary lists co-funders and emphasizes a community oriented enforcement strategy for effective deterrence.

“Adaptive management” is described as varying enforcement actions in response to changes in run status and associated behaviors. It describes coordination of enforcement actions with CRITFC biologists.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions for Type of Work (Hatchery, RME, Tagging)

CRITFE has primary enforcement authority for all treaty tribal fisheries and shares concurrent jurisdiction on the mainstem Columbia River over enforcement of state law. CRITFE officers are also commissioned with Special Law Enforcement Commissions by the Bureau of Indian Affairs - Law Enforcement Division. Related conservation enforcement projects and/or cooperating entities in Zone 6 of the mainstem Columbia River include many other entities. A list of tribal, state and federal cooperating agencies is provided.

No limiting factors are described.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

Work elements are listed as outreach and education, regional coordination and law enforcement. Deliverables are tracked into these work elements and are described as tasks under each objectives. An assessment of factors that may limit success is not provided for any of the deliverables.

Methods of conducting the tasks are generally described. Metrics of deliverable performance are summarized. Four full time enforcement personnel are funded by this project: three officers and one dispatcher.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-391-00-NPCC-20110107
Project: 2007-391-00 - Tribal Conservation Enforcement-Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-2007-391-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Implement through FY 2016.
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-391-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-391-00
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
Jerry Ekker Project Lead Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Brent Campbell (Inactive) Administrative Contact Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Peter Lofy Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Makary Hutson Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration