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200737300 - IDL Priest Lake Fish Passage

Sponsor: Idaho Department of Lands

Budgets: FY07: $55,100 | FY08: $53,320 | FY09: $0

Short description: This project involves the replacement of fish barrier culverts with fish passable structures. This will make available existing fish habitat.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

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


ISRP final recommendation: Response requested


This project is likely to have major benefit (fish were present, but no numbers provided below the barrier culverts) despite shortcuts taken in proposal writing. Note that throughout the proposal, the wording is mostly (or entirely) similar to that of Proposals 200705600 and 200737300, even in that access to 7 miles of stream will be enabled. Does the latter mean that each of the projects will provide that much access or that the three projects will in total? More specific information is needed in the response about the amount of habitat above the present barrier. Also, a measure of project success should be made after the barrier was eliminated (no M&E is included). A response is needed on monitoring and assessment of the project; e.g., evaluation of whether fish successfully pass or how many fish pass, and how much habitat is upstream waiting to be utilized.

State/province recommendation: Not fundable

Review group: Intermountain

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