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200721200 - Develop a locally-adapted summer steelhead program to supplement natural production throughout the Okanogan River basin

Sponsor: Colville Confederated Tribes

Budgets: FY07: $300,736 | FY08: $227,561 | FY09: $1,132,242

Short description: Evaluate Cassimer Bar Hatchery, using the NPCC's 3 step process, to meet the estimated production level of 200,000 steelhead smolts to supplement natural reproduction within the Okanogan River basin. Assess current sub-population and habitat in tribs.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Capital

Recommended budgets: FY07: $0 | FY08: $0 | FY09: $1,130,000

Comment: ISRP fundable in part: funding contingent on favorable step review. Capitalize construction. Capital component.

Funding category: Expense

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

Comment: ISRP fundable in part: funding contingent on favorable step review. Capitalize construction. As funds become available, provide for the expense portion of this project. See capital budget for capital component.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable in part

Comment:

The ISRP recommends funding this project at a base level in order to proceed with the Three-Step process and development of the Step One documents and analysis. The Three-Step process will provide an opportunity for the review team to examine the proposed project in considerably greater detail than is possible in the FY 2007 process. The in-depth review process by the Three-Step process is appropriate and should lead to recommendations on how and whether to proceed into implementation. The project has demonstrated some early results of returns to Omak Creek that appear on the surface to be positive. Of course numerous questions arise such as "have these returns led to any increase in natural production?" and other related concerns the ISRP/ISAB have identified with supplementation. Does the OSP have EDT or other analysis that identify major limitations? The sponsors should consider including include AHA modeling in the Three-Step process.

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State/province recommendation: Washington

Review group: Washington list

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

Comment: See Washington guidance