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199701501 - Imnaha River Smolt to Adult Return Rate and Smolt Monitoring Project

Sponsor: Nez Perce Tribe

Budgets: FY07: $324,987 | FY08: $340,062 | FY09: $355,135

Short description: This project will estimate total juvenile emigrant abundance, smolt survival and smolt-to-adult return rates (SAR) of wild/natural chinook salmon and steelhead at Lower Granite and McNary Dams and support the Smolt Monitoring Program and NEOH M&E Projects.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

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

Comment: Priority for funding if funding becomes available.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable

Comment:

Viewed in the context that this is essentially a data collection project, the rationale for the presentation of tasks as objectives is understandable. The proposal as constructed must be viewed not as a research investigation per se but a data supply project. The response does an adequate job of showing how the data collected by this project are applied through other analyses and inform management decisions. Interpretation of the data is acknowledged by the presenters as probably someone else's primary responsibility, or is at least outside of the scope of this proposal. However, the sponsors should remain vigilant on staying current on how the information is being used in management decisions to ensure that they are collecting the highest priority data. The proposal is fundable on that basis.

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State/province recommendation: Fundable when money available

Review group: OSPIT - Blue Mountain

Recommended budgets: FY07: (n/a) | FY08: (n/a) | FY09: (n/a)

Comment: The Budget cannot accommodate this Bi-op designated project, however, if additional funding becomes available, consider funding this project as a high priority.