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199608701 - Montana Focus Watershed Coordi

Sponsor: Salish & Kootenai Confederated Tribes

Budgets: FY07: $95,650 | FY08: $101,460 | FY09: $106,450

Short description: This program fosters “grass roots” public involvement, interagency cooperation and cooperative cost-sharing for habitat restoration to offset impacts to fishery resources in the Flathead watershed.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $95,650 | FY08: $101,460 | FY09: $106,450


ISRP final recommendation: Admin (see comments)


This is a coordinator position description. Objectives are very general and stated in terms of improving various conditions associated with fish habitat, but there are no endpoints from which real progress can be assessed. No monitoring results for project effectiveness are provided. Objectives are not described in measurable terms. Responsibilities do not seem to include any assessment to guide an adaptive management approach. There is only a brief statement for 2005 results regarding development of an offstream watering well, a project to divert wastewater, and funding negotiated for stream improvement of the Jocko River. Reviewers are provided no basis for assessing whether there is continued need/benefits from the position. Since the purpose of the position is to coordinate projects in the basin, perhaps it could be incorporated in Project 200200300.

State/province recommendation: Fundable

Review group: Mtn Col

Recommended budgets: FY07: $95,650 | FY08: $101,460 | FY09: $106,450

Comment: Part of OG felt this should be folded into Hungry Horse/Flathead Lake Project and not stand on its own.