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200706000 - Lake Pend Oreille Invasive Fish

Sponsor: Idaho Department of Fish & Game

Budgets: FY07: $182,400 | FY08: $190,529 | FY09: $199,035

Short description: Overall Project Goal: To insure that the recovery of native species (bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout) and sport-fish (kokanee) in Lake Pend Oreille are not jeopardized by the recent establishment of smallmouth bass and walleyes.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $0 | FY08: $0 | FY09: $0


ISRP final recommendation: Not fundable


The response is minimal. The proposal is inadequate and not justified. The ISRP maintains its preliminary recommendation of "Not fundable." ISRP comments (June 2006): The presence of walleye and smallmouth bass can hardly be anything but detrimental to co-occurring native salmonids. The fact that this conclusion is publicly voiced by IDFG in an article on the situation in the Coeur d'Alene newspaper (CDA Press, 12 April 2006), but not in the proposal, leads the ISRP to question the thoroughness of this proposal. It is clear that three years of study are not needed to assess the situation. Immediate management action to suppress walleye and bass is appropriate if not already too late.

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State/province recommendation: Fundable when money available

Review group: Intermountain

Recommended budgets: FY07: $182,400 | FY08: $190,529 | FY09: $199,035

Comment: No change to proposed budget.