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200716200 - Kalispel Tribe Fish and Wildlife Coordination

Sponsor: Kalispel Tribe

Budgets: FY07: $90,000 | FY08: $93,100 | FY09: $96,200

Short description: Participate in regional mitigation activities in implementation of the Fish and Wildlife Program and BPA's role in funding the Fish and Wildlife Program.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $65,000 | FY08: $0 | FY09: $0

Comment: Funding recommendation for FY08 and 09 dependent on further review and decision by the Council. See 'regional coordination placeholder' below and see discussion of regional coordination funding in the programmatic recommendations.

ISRP final recommendation: Admin (see comments)

Comment:

This is an inadequately written proposal to perform coordination and meeting participation. The proposal provides little explanation of how the requested FTE support and other funds will be spent. Budget figures are rounded and seem excessive (e.g. .7 FTE for coordination; $10,000 to attend regional meetings). The proposal does not justify why the efforts described in this proposal, which would seem to be routine and to require minimal effort, are not a component of the eight funded Kalispel projects, or how conservation and management will be affected if the funding is not provided. This proposal and a twin proposal submitted by the Spokane Tribe would seem to be covered under the more comprehensive (and less expensive) UCUT coordination proposal, which includes the Spokane and Kalispel. The justification for the proposal is based in the need for regional cooperation, the MOU between BPA and the Upper Columbia United Tribes regarding consultation, coordination and participation, and the withdrawal of the Kalispel Tribe from CBFWA. The proposal does not provide specific explanation of the Tribe’s withdrawal from CBFWA. The proposal has a single objective of coordinating the Kalispel tribe fish and wildlife projects with the region. Four work elements are generally explained as participation in meetings, exchanging information, providing Kalispel information to regional reporting, and providing information to regional entities on Kalispel policies, programs and projects. Coordination is not specifically tied to improvements of fish and wildlife conservation and restoration on Kalispel lands.

State/province recommendation: MS: Review as a group

Review group: MSRT

Recommended budgets: FY07: $30,000 | FY08: $30,000 | FY09: $30,000

Comment: No comments.