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200700900 - Spatially Explicit & Web-accessible Database for Managing the Impacts of Expanding Colonial Waterbird Populations on Juvenile Salmonids (Oncorhynchus spp.) in the Columbia River Basin

Sponsor: Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Budgets: FY07: $102,930 | FY08: $52,930 | FY09: $29,273

Short description: The project sponsors are proposing to develop a spatially explicit and web-accessible database (and spatial analysis tools) to facilitate access to juvenile salmonid (O. spp.) mortality data from avian predation based on PIT tag detections; Columbia River Basin.

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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


This is a well-written proposal, but does not make a compelling case about why information should not be handled by PTAGIS. Has PTAGIS been asked to track this additional information? It seems this data could easily be incorporated into PTAGIS with some coordination with the project sponsor. Modification of the existing data base system (PTAGIS) is likely a more efficient option to improve data accessibility and to add spatial considerations. The ISRP is concerned about duplication of effort with this proposed project. The parties need to get together.

State/province recommendation: MS: Do Not Fund

Review group: MSRT

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

Comment: This could be accomplished through existing projects, likely at a reduced cost.