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Proposal                Title                Sponsor             FY07 Req      FY08 Req      FY09 Req     Budget       Program         Monitoring      Prioritization                          MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                    July 27
Number                                                                                                   Category      Priority      Component/Foc       Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Final
                                                                                                                                       al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MSRT        MSRT        MSRT                                                                                                      Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ISRP       Recom.      Recom.      Recom.                                                                                                         #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Comment      FY2007      FY2008      FY2009                                    MSRT Budget Comment
198201301   Coded-Wire Tag Recovery     Pacific States       $ 2,783,640 $ 2,894,985 $ 3,010,785 Basinwide          Monitoring and   CWT             Core Program       A new task has been added to include sampling for PIT tags while             Fundable      $ 2,130,195 $ 2,130,195 $ 2,130,195 The MSRT recommends funding the CWT projects at their FY2006 level plus a 5%                       38
                                        Marine Fisheries                                                            Evaluation                                          sampling for CWTs. There has been a significant increase in budget that                                                        increase for increased costs. The PIT tag sampling is not a high priority for the MSRT.
                                        Commission                                                                                                                      cannot be explained by the addition of sampling wands. A budget review
                                        (PSMFC)                                                                                                                         should be performed prior to funding. One MSRT member questions the
                                                                                                                                                                        usefulness of the additional PIT tag interrogation task. Many or most fish
                                                                                                                                                                        sampled would likely be cleaned and missing PITs. Individual tag
                                                                                                                                                                        information or expansions from tag data may only produce “interesting”
                                                                                                                                                                        information.


198201302   Annual Stock Assessment -   Oregon Department    $     245,680 $     250,593 $     255,604 Basinwide    Monitoring and   CWT             Core Program       see 198201301                                                                Fundable      $   228,775 $      228,775 $     228,775 The MSRT recommends funding the CWT projects at their FY2006 level plus a 5%                  39
            Coded Wire Tag Program      of Fish & Wildlife                                                          Evaluation                                                                                                                       (Qualified)                                            increase for increased costs.
            (ODFW)                      (ODFW)
198201303   Coded Wire Tag - USFWS      US Fish & Wildlife   $     115,538 $     121,315 $     127,987 Basinwide    Monitoring and   CWT             Core Program       see 198201301                                                                Fundable      $   115,538 $      115,538 $     115,538 The MSRT recommends funding the CWT projects at their FY2006 level plus a 5%                  39
                                        Service (USFWS)                                                             Evaluation                                                                                                                       (Qualified)                                            increase for increased costs.
198201304   Coded Wire Tag - WDFW       Washington           $     386,607 $     389,092 $     412,992 Basinwide    Monitoring and   CWT             Core Program       see 198201301                                                                Fundable      $   335,094 $      335,094 $     335,094 The MSRT recommends funding the CWT projects at their FY2006 level plus a 5%                  39
                                        Department of Fish                                                          Evaluation                                                                                                                       (Qualified)                                            increase for increased costs.
                                        and Wildlife
                                        (WDFW)
198331900   New Marking & Monitoring    National Oceanic &   $     768,685 $ 1,357,243 $ 1,596,791 Basinwide        Research         12              Core Program       The MSRT would like to see cost sharing by the USACE for this work.                        $   909,930 $ 1,149,930 $        909,930 The MSRT recommends funding this project at it's 2006 funding level (plus 5% for              60
            Tech                        Atmospheric                                                                                                                     The big cost for this project is for installing detectors at RSWs, which                                                            increased costs) average for the three years of funding, due to limited funding in the
                                        Administration                                                                                                                  should be included in the cost of their development. A funding                                                                      Basinwide category. The research scheduled in the proposal should be sequenced at a
                                        (NOAA)                                                                                                                          recommendation needs to consider the budget path for this project into                                                              slower pace to adjust to the funding level proposed here. The MSRT supports a
                                                                                                                                                                        the future. The MSRT would also like to make sure that the technology                                                               comprehensive review of tagging in the CRB. The results of that review will likely guide
                                                                                                                                                                        that is developed through this project includes usefulness for lamprey.                                                             the continuation of this project. A one time cost of $240,000 is included for FY2008 for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Dalles sluiceway receiver.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Fundable
198605000   White Sturgeon Mitigation and Oregon Department $ 1,613,363 $ 1,591,637 $ 1,613,212 Multi-province Monitoring and        1, 2a, 5b, 5c   Core Program       A large portion of the project should be considered on-the-ground (trap    Fundable        $ 1,431,916 $ 1,431,916 $ 1,431,916 The proposal is supported through collaboration between several entities. Those entities           65
            Restoration in the Columbia   of Fish & Wildlife                                                   Evaluation                                               and haul juvenile sturgeon above the lower dams). This project is also the                                                     need to restructure this proposal to fit within the FY06 (a reduced) budget level.
            and Snake Rivers Upstream (ODFW)                                                                                                                            primary monitoring project for sturgeon on the lower river.
            from Bonneville Dam

198712700   Smolt Monitoring By Non-    Pacific States       $ 2,345,710 $ 2,436,778 $ 2,550,951 Basinwide          Monitoring and   Smolt passage   Core Program       This project coordinates and collects core data for real time smolt          Fundable      $ 2,351,730 $ 2,351,730 $ 2,351,730 The MSRT recommends funding the SMP project at the FY2006 level plus a 5%                          42
            Feder                       Marine Fisheries                                                            Evaluation                                          passage estimates.                                                           (Qualified)                                       increase for increased costs.
                                        Commission
                                        (PSMFC)
198810804   StreamNet (CIS/NED)         Pacific States       $ 2,901,154 $ 3,040,961 $ 3,198,011 Basinwide          Coordination/Su Data Mgmt        Core Program       A Streamnet project is a Core Program need. The MSRT is not certain       Response         $ 2,500,000 $ 2,500,000 $ 2,500,000 StreamNet and IBIS should be well coordinated. This project should be coordinated                  30
                                        Marine Fisheries                                                            pport                                               that this is the core Streamnet project that is needed. There are four    requested                                            with the Data Management Placeholder, in case additional funding is required. Any
                                        Commission                                                                                                                      additional Streamnet proposals related to CSMEP, harvest, hatchery, and                                                        discussions of a regional data center should also occur in the context of the data
                                        (PSMFC)                                                                                                                         habitat project data which need to be considered in addition to this core                                                      management proposals. CBFWA should host a workshop to develop priorities for the
                                                                                                                                                                        project. Streamnet's role and functions need be defined within an M&E                                                          data management projects. (see comments in MSRT final report).
                                                                                                                                                                        framework for the Program. The project has requested guidance on
                                                                                                                                                                        priorities for data types needed by the Program. The MSRT anticipates a
                                                                                                                                                                        workshop or meeting involving the Streamnet steering committee and
                                                                                                                                                                        regional managers to define Streamnet's role and functions for FY 2007-
                                                                                                                                                                        2009. We do not have a specific recommendation to make that happen.
                                                                                                                                                                        Some ideas include intial discussion at the upcoming NED workshop,
                                                                                                                                                                        Remand RME workgroup, CSMEP, and others. There is currently not a
                                                                                                                                                                        requirement in BPA contracts to report non-tagging fish data to
                                                                                                                                                                        Streamnet. It appears that there may be substantial non-reporting of fish
                                                                                                                                                                        data to Streamnet by data collection projects funded by BPA. Input to
                                                                                                                                                                        the Council's M&E Framework could help define information needs for
                                                                                                                                                                        regional data management
                                                                                                                                                                        (ISRP Retrospective Report recommendation).



198906201   Annual Work Plan CBFWA      Columbia Basin Fish $ 2,253,787 $ 2,253,787 $ 2,253,787 Basinwide           Coordination/Su F&W Mgr Coord Core Program          The portion of this project that addresses support for regional coordination Response      $ 2,071,450 $ 2,071,450 $ 2,071,450 The CBFWA budget supports two types of coordination - staff support and manager                    20
                                        & Wildlife Authority                                                        pport                                               of the fish and wildlife managers should be discussed in relation to other   requested                                         reimbursement. The staff support portion of the project should be level funded from FY
                                        (CBFWA)                                                                                                                         projects proposing similar work, in particular project proposals                                                               2006, plus a slight increase (5%) to cover increased costs (FY2006 staff portion totaled
                                                                                                                                                                        200710600, 200710800, 200716200, and with Program coordination                                                                 $1,629,000). The manager reimbursement portion of the project should be funded at
                                                                                                                                                                        tasks in project proposal 199803100. The project also provides regional                                                        $361,000.
                                                                                                                                                                        reporting that should be tied with regional data management projects.
                                                                                                                                                                        The portion of the CBFWA contract that supports fish and wildlife
                                                                                                                                                                        manager participation in regional activities should be considered in the
                                                                                                                                                                        "review as a group" prioritization category.




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Proposal                Title                  Sponsor              FY07 Req      FY08 Req      FY09 Req     Budget       Program         Monitoring      Prioritization                           MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                         July 27
Number                                                                                                      Category      Priority      Component/Foc       Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Final
                                                                                                                                          al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MSRT        MSRT        MSRT                                                                                                       Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ISRP        Recom.      Recom.      Recom.                                                                                                          #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Comment       FY2007      FY2008      FY2009                                     MSRT Budget Comment
198909600   Genetic Monitoring of Snake   Northwest Fisheries   $     513,210 $     527,980 $     543,280 Basinwide    Research         1               High Priority      This project has been ongoing for possibly 17 years. What have we                Fundable      $   483,525 $   483,525 $   483,525 Due to the limited funding environment, the MSRT recommends sequencing the work                      48
            River Chinook Salmon and      Science Center                                                                                                                   learned so far? The project established a baseline genetic framework and                                                           within this project to meet FY 2006 funding levels (plus a 5% increase for increased
            Steelhead                                                                                                                                                      is now filling in more specific genetic information on particular stocks. This                                                     costs) for the next three years.
                                                                                                                                                                           project should be grouped with similar efforts to insure no redundancy and
                                                                                                                                                                           appropriate priorities. The underlying research into reproductive success
                                                                                                                                                                           of salmon and steelhead is a Core Program need. Which projects should
                                                                                                                                                                           be funded to address the critical management questions cannot be
                                                                                                                                                                           determined by the MSRT. The ongoing reproductive success projects are
                                                                                                                                                                           ranked High Priority as an understood need, but how each of these
                                                                                                                                                                           projects are addressing specific management questions needs to be fully
                                                                                                                                                                           explained.

198910700   Statistical Support For       University of         $     371,546 $     382,507 $     391,038 Basinwide    Coordination/Su BPA/Contract     High Priority      This project develops study designs. Directly supports NOAA survival          Fundable         $   251,228 $      251,228 $     251,228 Fund at a level more consistent with the FY2006 funding level. Concern was raised               22
            Salmonid Survival Studies     Washington                                                                   pport           Support                             studies. Provides general statistical support to any project sponsor that                                                               about a $100,000 in contracts that were added to this project that were previously
                                                                                                                                                                           requests it. Methodology, consulting, study designs for tagging studies.                                                                provided under a NOAA Fisheries project 199302900. The budget for 199302900 was
                                                                                                                                                                           This service is a high priority. It may serve the region better to have a                                                               reduced to move the funding into this project. As a relative priority within the Basinwide
                                                                                                                                                                           consortium of independent statistical analysts available to project                                                                     budget, this project may have to absorb this cost. This project should receive a slight
                                                                                                                                                                           sponsors, rather than a single point source. This project is in the Action                                                              increase (5%) to their FY 2006 budget level to support increased costs.
                                                                                                                                                                           Agencies 2005-2007 Implementation Plan. New efforts proposed in this
                                                                                                                                                                           project should be reviewed in the context of similar regional efforts on Fall
                                                                                                                                                                           Chinook studies. One member stated that the proposal fails to identify the
                                                                                                                                                                           benefits to date to justify the current funding request level. The service
                                                                                                                                                                           appears to be under utilized and needs to be web based. The member
                                                                                                                                                                           suggests and independent cost anlysis and use survey and this projects
                                                                                                                                                                           relation to CSMEP and PNAMP during the next funding cycle.


199007700   Dev Of Systemwide Predator Pacific States           $ 3,884,045 $ 3,990,748 $ 4,102,784 Multi-province On-the-Ground                        Core Program       Does increased harvest rate on pike minnow (nearing 20%) relate to a             Response      $ 3,000,000 $ 3,000,000 $ 3,000,000 The MSRT recommends reducing the reward portion of the budget. If harvest is                         64
            Control for Northern       Marine Fisheries                                                            Action                                                  relative increase in salmon survival? The project has undergone a                requested                                         successful and the reward portion of the budget requires increasing, the project should
            Pikeminnows.               Commission                                                                                                                          biological and economic review every several years. The reviewers are                                                              pursue the within-year process at that time. The project has been achieving their
                                       (PSMFC)                                                                                                                             concerned about the significant increase in budget since 2005. Will the                                                            projected harvest rates, therefore, the dam angling portion of the program could be
                                                                                                                                                                           increased biological benefits for salmon be equivalent to the increase in                                                          removed. The project sponsors should determine the most effective way to implement
                                                                                                                                                                           costs, particularly as compared with other alternatives that increase                                                              the project at this level of funding. The MSRT recommends focusing on reducing the
                                                                                                                                                                           salmon survival?                                                                                                                   administration costs of the sport reward fishery.

199008000   Columbia Basin Pit-Tag        Pacific States        $ 2,531,577 $ 2,692,839 $ 2,800,553 Basinwide          Coordination/Su Data Mgmt        Core Program       No comments.                                                                     Fundable      $ 2,500,000 $ 2,500,000 $ 2,500,000 Funding for PTAGIS should average $2.5M over the next three years. If additional                     32
            Information System.           Marine Fisheries                                                             pport                                                                                                                                (Qualified)                                       studies are approved that impact PTAGIS's budget, that cost should be borne by the
                                          Commission                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          project requesting support.
                                          (PSMFC)
199102900   Research, monitoring, and     US Fish & Wildlife    $     499,731 $     499,731 $     499,731 Basinwide    Research         2               Core Program       AFEP is funding a study on transportation and spill to determine if              Fundable      $   456,375 $      456,375 $     456,375 Due to the limited funding environment, the MSRT recommends sequencing the work                 51
            evaluation of emerging issues Service (USFWS)                                                                                                                  hatchery surrogate fish behave in a similar manner as naturally produced                                                                within this project to meet FY 2006 funding levels for the next three years, with
            and measures to recover the                                                                                                                                    smolts. That study evaluates behavior and timing down to Lower Granite                                                                  $100,000 of added funding annually to support the density dependence portion of the
            Snake River fall Chinook                                                                                                                                       Dam. This project focuses on wild fish. All elements of the project may                                                                 study.
            salmon ESU                                                                                                                                                     not be Core Program (i.e., food habits).


199105100   M&E Statistical Support For   University of         $     473,086 $     485,492 $     498,267 Basinwide    Coordination/Su Fish Passage     Core Program       The project supports BPA decision making, provides in-season survival      Fundable            $   414,388 $      414,388 $     414,388 This project provides real time analysis to support DART. It appears that this project          28
            Life-Cycle Studies            Washington                                                                   pport           Monitoring                          estimates, and performs monitoring and evaluation of several                                                                            should be rolled into a single proposal with the other DART projects. This project is
                                                                                                                                                                           environmental parameters. This project should be reviewed with the Data                                                                 providing fish passage analysis and should be held to the same standards and oversight
                                                                                                                                                                           Management projects and the analytical support projects being                                                                           as described in the 2003 Mainstem Amendment for fish passage monitoring. It appears
                                                                                                                                                                           considered under the fish passage monitoring issue. This project provides                                                               that some of the tasks within the project are duplicative of other fish passage
                                                                                                                                                                           data analysis and evaluation. This project is in the Action Agencies 2007-                                                              monitoring, or are solely for BPA support. Tasks within the three fish passage
                                                                                                                                                                           2009 Implementation Plan. Some members of the MSRT believe this                                                                         monitoring projects (199105100, 199601900, and 200732100) need to be well
                                                                                                                                                                           project should be funded by NOAA.                                                                                                       coordinated to avoid duplication. This project should receive a slight increase (5%) to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   their FY 2006 budget level to support increased costs.

199302900   Survival Estimates for the    Northwest Fisheries   $ 1,688,376 $ 1,739,026 $ 1,791,197 Basinwide          Monitoring and   Smolt passage   Core Program       This project is coordinated with project number 19960200. The pair-trawl Fundable              $ 1,688,376 $ 1,739,026 $ 1,791,197 The MSRT recommends funding this project at its requested levels. The reduction from               42, 43
            Passage of Juvenile           Science Center                                                               Evaluation                                          portion of this project takes place in the Lower Columbia River and helps                                                          2006 funding level is due to removal of UW statistical support (moved to UW statistical
            Salmonids Through Snake                                                                                                                                        document survival of PIT-tagged smolt through Bonneville Dam and the                                                               support proposals).
            and Columbia River Dams                                                                                                                                        estuary.
            and Reservoirs




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Proposal                Title                  Sponsor             FY07 Req      FY08 Req      FY09 Req      Budget        Program         Monitoring      Prioritization                          MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                       July 27
Number                                                                                                      Category       Priority      Component/Foc       Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Final
                                                                                                                                           al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MSRT        MSRT        MSRT                                                                                                       Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ISRP       Recom.      Recom.      Recom.                                                                                                          #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Comment      FY2007      FY2008      FY2009                                 MSRT Budget Comment
199305600   Research to advance hatchery Northwest Fisheries   $ 1,474,045 $ 1,512,513 $ 1,567,424 Multi-province Research               1               High Priority      This project has provided core research evaluating captive broodstock          Fundable      $ 1,468,100 $ 1,468,100 $ 1,468,100 The MSRT considered this proposal while reviewing the research projects in the                    45, 46
            reform, including captive    Science Center                                                                                                                     methodologies. Some MSRT members expressed concern that BPA is                 (Qualified)                                       basinwide category.
            broodstocks                                                                                                                                                     funding some research that may be more appropriately funded within
                                                                                                                                                                            NOAA's congressional budget. Cost share? The project appears to be a
                                                                                                                                                                            grab bag of important research items. Some research items may be
                                                                                                                                                                            more important than others. The MSRT ranked the project as High
                                                                                                                                                                            Priority without a clear understanding of the importance of each question
                                                                                                                                                                            the project is attempting to address. Although this is an ongoing project,
                                                                                                                                                                            some of the tasks proposed are new. The proposal merits additional
                                                                                                                                                                            scrutiny to determine high priority research topics and reduction in budget.
                                                                                                                                                                            The MSRT would like to see better integration with project number
                                                                                                                                                                            200203100 and 200733500. There appears to be some lack of
                                                                                                                                                                            coordination and possibly some duplication between this older "parent"
                                                                                                                                                                            project and several of the new NOAA proposals in this group.


199405400   Migratory Patterns, Structure, Oregon Department $       466,260 $     460,337 $     453,849 Basinwide      Monitoring and   Bull Trout      Core Program       There are several bull trout monitoring projects proposed here that provide Response         $   367,500 $     367,500 $      367,500 There are two unresolved issues with the bull trout projects. First, the tie to the FCRPS      39
            Abundance and Status of Bull of Fish & Wildlife                                                             Evaluation                                          good coverage of the basin. Other bull trout monitoring projects are         requested                                                Bull Trout BiOp and FCRPS responsibility. Second, coordination with USCOE bull trout
            Trout Populations in           (ODFW)                                                                                                                           proposed in the local subbasin processes. The MSRT would like to see a                                                                projects would be expected and cost savings should be identified.
            Subbasins of the Columbia                                                                                                                                       comprehensive picture of what bull trout monitoring is being funded                                                                   To be consistent with other mainstem/systemwide recommendations, the project budget
            Gorge, Columbia Plateau and                                                                                                                                     throughout the basin to insure there is a common strategy for monitoring                                                              was cut to the FY06 level of $350,000 plus a 5% increase for increased costs (The
            Blue Mountain Provinces                                                                                                                                         bull trout (consistent with the MSRT desire to see a coordinated plan for                                                             FY06 budget that totaled approximately $488,000 included efforts implemented by the
                                                                                                                                                                            monitoring salmon and steelhead). Basic monitoring and evaluation for                                                                 Warm Springs Tribe at a cost of approximately $125,000. Those efforts are no longer
                                                                                                                                                                            bull trout is a Core Program activity, the additional research activities in                                                          part of this project but instead have been proposed through Proposal 200715700). The
                                                                                                                                                                            some of the bull trout projects are a lesser priority.                                                                                MSRT recommends that the budget for this project be reduced through deferral of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  equipment purchases and reduction in subcontracts to USFS and USGS. Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of a bull trout monitoring plan should be completed through CSMEP and not individual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  projects; therefore, costs associated with developing the monitoring plan can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  eliminated because this effort should be implemented through funds that ODFW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  receives to participate in CSMEP.



199600500   ISAB                          Northwest Power      $     566,718 $     583,945 $     601,703 Basinwide      Coordination/Su NPCC support     Core Program       Historically, the fish and wildlife managers have recommended funding the                                                               This proposal will be funded out of the ISRP/ISAB placeholder.                               21
                                          and Conservation                                                              pport                                               ISAB out of the Council's overhead funding and not take funding away
                                          Council                                                                                                                           from on-the-ground actions. This is not an action that would be supported
                                                                                                                                                                            by consensus of the MSRT.
199601900   Technical Management Team University of            $     597,642 $     552,925 $     578,067 Basinwide      Coordination/Su Fish Passage     Core Program       This is the DART project. A portion of this proposal addresses functions Fundable            $   331,279 $     277,279 $      277,279 Tasks within the three fish passage monitoring projects (199105100, 199601900, and           29, 28
            (TMT)                     Washington                                                                        pport           Monitoring                          formerly performed by Fish Passage Center. This proposal should be        (Qualified)                                                 200732100) need to be well coordinated to avoid duplication. This project should
                                                                                                                                                                            reviewed in the context of the other fish passage monitoring proposals.                                                               receive a slight increase (5%) to their FY 2006 budget level to support increased costs.
                                                                                                                                                                            DART has been providing second tier data base for 14 years. The MSRT                                                                  A one time expense of $54,000 has been included in FY 2007 for the purchase of a new
                                                                                                                                                                            would like to review the DART functions in relation to the support they                                                               server.
                                                                                                                                                                            provide to BPA and others in the CRB. This project should also be
                                                                                                                                                                            reviewed with the Data Management projects.

199602000   Pit Tagging Spring/Summer     Columbia River       $ 1,757,000 $ 1,788,425 $ 1,831,615 Basinwide            Monitoring and   Smolt passage   Core Program       This is the Comparative Survival Study (CSS). All hatchery fish are            Response      $ 1,365,000 $ 1,365,000 $ 1,365,000 An increase in this budget responds to Council, fish and wildlife managers, ISAB and                42
            Chin                          Fisheries Program                                                             Evaluation                                          marked through this study and substantial numbers of wild fish. This           requested                                         ISRP requests for the addition of steelhead in the sampling design. Also, with the
                                          Office                                                                                                                            project coordinates their tagging with 199302900 to insure efficiency.                                                           CBFWA assuming administration of the fish passage functions proposal, a reduction in
                                                                                                                                                                            These two projects work together. The increase in budget supports                                                                the budget of approximately $400,000 could occur. This recommendation assumes
                                                                                                                                                                            marking Steelhead. The fish and wildlife managers have consistently                                                              successful implementation of Project Number 200732100.
                                                                                                                                                                            recommended adding steelhead to this project in the past.

199602100   Gas Bubble Disease            Columbia River       $      23,946 $      25,081 $      26,906 Basinwide      Coordination/Su BPA/Contract     High Priority      This project makes an important contribution to a UPA action, but is not       Fundable      $    23,946 $      25,081 $       26,906 This project provides training for GBD technicians throughout the basin. This should           22
            Research & Monitoring of      Research                                                                      pport           Support                             absolutely required for that action. The project provides training for                                                                probably be a Core function for the Program and likely a UPA project for BPA. Gas
            Juvenile Salmonids            Laboratory                                                                                                                        individuals in other projects that are sampling at the dams. The training                                                             bubble monitoring is required to obtain a gas waiver from the states for fish spill.
                                                                                                                                                                            and reporting addresses OR/WA water quality gas waivers. The
                                                                                                                                                                            biomonitoring will need to continue, but the future of this need will be
                                                                                                                                                                            based on future state water quality regulations.

199606700   Manchester Spring Chinook     National Oceanic &   $     795,407 $     636,326 $     572,694 Multi-province On-the-Ground                    High Priority      This project must be funded to complete the evaluation of salt water      Fundable           $   795,407 $     636,326 $      572,694                                                                                                64
            Captive Broodstock Project    Atmospheric                                                                   Action                                              rearing for captive brood stocks and implement a spread the risk strategy (Qualified)
                                          Administration                                                                                                                    for Idaho stocks. It is identified as a 2004 Biological Opinion and UPA
                                          (NOAA)                                                                                                                            project. It was determined a High Priority project because this project
                                                                                                                                                                            may not continue after this funding cycle as a core program element,
                                                                                                                                                                            depending on the final evaluation.

199702400   Avian Predation on Juvenile   Oregon State         $     700,000 $     860,000 $     900,000 Multi-province Monitoring and   5a, 5b          Core Program       There is a funding issue with this project that the Council will want to       Fundable      $   470,000 $     470,000 $      470,000 The MSRT recommends funding this project at 2006 levels.                                       64
            Salmonids in the Lower        University                                                                    Evaluation                                          investigate related to the USACE funding. Most of the avian predation in       (Qualified)
            Columbia River                                                                                                                                                  the mainstem is based off of dredge pilings. Although there is significant
                                                                                                                                                                            monitoring associated with this project, the MSRT ranks it as an on-the-
                                                                                                                                                                            ground because of its direct benefits to salmon survival.




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Proposal                Title                 Sponsor             FY07 Req      FY08 Req      FY09 Req      Budget            Program        Monitoring      Prioritization                          MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                            July 27
Number                                                                                                     Category           Priority     Component/Foc       Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Final
                                                                                                                                             al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MSRT         MSRT        MSRT                                                                                                            Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ISRP        Recom.       Recom.      Recom.                                                                                                               #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Comment       FY2007       FY2008      FY2009                                   MSRT Budget Comment
199703800   Listed Stock Chinook Salmon Nez Perce Tribe      $      339,525 $     354,522 $     362,233 Multi-province On-the-Ground                       High Priority      This project collects gametes to support the safety net Program initiated in Fundable      $    308,447 $   308,447 $   308,447 The MSRT recommends funding this project at 2006 levels.                                                45, 65
            Gamete Preservation                                                                                        Action                                                 previous biological opinions. This project should be reviewed with all       (Qualified)
                                                                                                                                                                              hatchery projects.
199706000   Focus Watershed Coordinator Nez Perce Tribe      $      411,315 $     431,469 $     459,510 Multi-province Coordination/Su Multi-province      Multiprovince      This project would be more appropriately reviewed in subbasin processes.                   $    140,000 $   140,000 $   140,000 This funding supports coordination. The level of funding, held at the FY06 level, will                    69
            - Nez Perce Tribe                                                                                          pport                                                  The criteria that the MSRT developed for reviewing proposals does not                                                           determine the amount of coordination that can be achieved.
                                                                                                                                                                              support an adequate review of this proposal. This project should be
                                                                                                                                                                              reviewed with other multi-province projects with criteria established for
                                                                                                                                                                              that review.                                                                 Admin (see comments)
199800401   Columbia Basin Bulletin     Intermountain        $      150,000 $     150,000 $     150,000                    Coordination/Su Information     Recommended        In the past, CBFWA has recommended that NPCC pay for this effort out Fundable                $        -   $       -   $       -                                                                                                           24
                                        Communications                                                                     pport           Dissemination   Action             of their public relations budget. It is a very important communication tool (Qualified)
                                                                                                                                                                              for the region although not a high priority for Program funding.

199801400   Ocean Survival Of Salmonids National Oceanic &   $ 2,499,879 $ 2,578,533 $ 2,655,894 Basinwide                 Research        5               High Priority      The predator/prey studies included in the proposal are unique and         Fundable        $ 2,170,600 $ 2,170,600 $ 2,170,600 This project best addresses the fundamental management questions necessary to                             56, 57
                                        Atmospheric                                                                                                                           important for ocean studies. Levels of cost share by NOAA should be       (Qualified)                                         improve management and operation of the FCRPS. Due to the limited funding
                                        Administration                                                                                                                        evaluated since this project addresses NOAA's core mission activities.                                                        environment, the MSRT recommends sequencing the work within this project to meet
                                        (NOAA)                                                                                                                                These projects address a Core Program need, but it is unclear which                                                           the FY 2006 funding level for the next three years. Funding in addition to the ongoing
                                                                                                                                                                              tasks within the project meet that standard. Several MSRT members are                                                         funding level was provided for the addition of two new tasks: 1) Estuary survival study
                                                                                                                                                                              concerned that the suite of ocean projects have outgrown a sustainable                                                        and 2) a growth model.
                                                                                                                                                                              size for the Program and are addressing questions derived outside of the
                                                                                                                                                                              needs of the Program. This project needs to be reviewed with other
                                                                                                                                                                              ocean studies. The set of questions around ocean survival and movement
                                                                                                                                                                              are Core Program issues. Which suite of projects should be funded to
                                                                                                                                                                              address those questions needs to be strategically developed to fit within
                                                                                                                                                                              the available budget and address management questions with enough
                                                                                                                                                                              certainty to be useful for decision making.



199803100   Implement Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi     Columbia River Inter- $     234,205 $     234,205 $     234,205 Basinwide          Coordination/Su F&W Mgr Coord Core Program         The portion of this project that addresses support for regional coordination Response     $       210,000 $       210,000 $       210,000 The project should be funded at FY 2006 levels, plus a slight (5%) increase due to              20
            Wa-Kish-Wit                 Tribal Fish                                                                        pport                                              of the fish and wildlife managers should be discussed in relation to other   requested                                                    increased costs. The proposal should provide the same level of accountability in
                                        Commission                                                                                                                            projects proposing similar work. This project coordinates tribal members                                                                  reporting as the CBFWA project (sign in sheets, meeting summaries, etc.).
                                        (CRITFC)                                                                                                                              at the project level to insure consistency between projects and among
                                                                                                                                                                              funding processes. One member expressed concern that funding for this
                                                                                                                                                                              program should be concomitant with upriver and Snake River tribal
                                                                                                                                                                              recovery plans such as the Okanogan Initiative. Performance standards
                                                                                                                                                                              and benchmarks should be clearly articulated and reported to the region.

199900301   Evaluate Spawning of Fall   Oregon Department $ 1,183,925 $ 1,216,893 $ 1,263,378 Multi-province Monitoring and                1, 2a, 2b       Core Program       This project establishes operating criteria for maintaining flows below     Fundable      $       779,586 $       779,586 $       779,586 The MSRT recommends that the project sponsors for this project prioritize the tasks          42, 52, 53
            Chinook and Chum Salmon     of Fish & Wildlife                                                   Evaluation                                                       Bonneville for redd distribution. There was some discussion that USACE                                                                    within this proposal to meet the budget recommendation. The Core Program work
            Just Below the Four         (ODFW)                                                                                                                                versus BPA responsibility should be visited for this project. Chum portion                                                                within this project is the chum redds mapping and monitoring which guides system
            Lowermost Mainstem Dams                                                                                                                                           of the project is Core Program; some members of the MSRT felt that the                                                                    operations at Bonneville Dam and the Chinook surveys below the lower Columbia River
                                                                                                                                                                              fall Chinook portion may be High Priority. This project is coordinated with                                                               dams.
                                                                                                                                                                              project number 200303800, evaluating mainstem spawning habitat in the
                                                                                                                                                                              Snake River.
199902000   Analyze Chinook Salmon      US Forest Service    $       88,154 $      92,485 $      97,035 Basinwide          Research        12              High Priority      This project provides a long term data base with large geographic           Fundable      $       88,154 $        92,485 $         97,035                                                                                                 61
            Spatial and Temporal        (USFS) - Rocky Mt                                                                                                                     coverage that can be used for evaluating future sampling designs. The       (Qualified)
            Dynamics and Persistence    Research Station                                                                                                                      data collected by the project also contributes significantly to TRT
                                                                                                                                                                              evaluations and management of these stocks. How does this project fit
                                                                                                                                                                              into a regional monitoring program?
                                                                                                          Multi-province                                   Not reviewed by                                                                                                  $        -      $        -      $          - This project was reviewed in the Lower Columbia and should be funded in that province.         14
                                                                                                                                                           MSRT                                                                                                                                                          The funding for this project that was used to create the Multi-province allocation should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         be moved to that province as well (approximatley $263,000).
200001200                                                         $
                                            USFWS-Columbia River 304,626 $        319,879
            Evaluate Factors Limiting Columbia River Chum Salmon Fisheries Program Office $     335,131
200001700   Recondition Wild Steelhead      Columbia River Inter- $ 945,906 $     953,835 $     985,931 Multi-province Research            1               High Priority      This project tests the hypothesis that we can recondition kelts and         Response      $       400,000 $       400,000 $       400,000 The MSRT recommends deferring the expansion of this project into the Snake River.             48, 49
            Kelt                            Tribal Fish                                                                                                                       evaluates methodology for reconditioning (feeding, timing, etc.). The       requested                                                     This project is also tied to a project in the research portion of the Basinwide budget
                                            Commission                                                                                                                        MSRT would like this project reviewed with 200306200 in order to find                                                                     category (200306200), and should be considered during that project's review.
                                            (CRITFC)                                                                                                                          budget efficiencies.
200100300   Adult Pit Detector Installation Pacific States        $ 245,491 $     184,235 $     134,742 Basinwide          Research        12              Core Program       No comments.                                                                Response      $       245,491 $       184,235 $       134,742 The MSRT recommends funding this project at the levels requested.                               61
                                            Marine Fisheries                                                                                                                                                                                              requested
                                            Commission
                                            (PSMFC)
                                                                                                          Multi-province                                   Not reviewed by                                                                                                  $        -      $        -      $          - This project was reviewed in the Lower Columbia and should be funded in that province.         14
                                                                                                                                                           MSRT                                                                                                                                                          The funding for this project that was used to create the Multi-province allocation should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         be moved to that province as well (approximatley $295,000).
200105300                                Pacific States Marine $ 326,113 $     350,266 $
            Reintroduction of Chum Salmon into Duncan Creek Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)        375,029




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Proposal                Title                  Sponsor              FY07 Req      FY08 Req      FY09 Req      Budget        Program         Monitoring      Prioritization                           MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                             July 27
Number                                                                                                       Category       Priority      Component/Foc       Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Final
                                                                                                                                            al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MSRT        MSRT        MSRT                                                                                                             Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ISRP       Recom.      Recom.      Recom.                                                                                                                #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Comment      FY2007      FY2008      FY2009                                       MSRT Budget Comment
200201301   Water Entity (RPA 151)        National Fish &       $ 5,000,000 $ 5,000,000 $ 5,000,000 Multi-province On-the-Ground                          Core Program       Called for in 2004 FCRPS Biological Opinion and UPA. The project has            Fundable      $ 3,500,000 $ 3,500,000 $ 3,500,000 The adminstration costs for this project appear very high. It requires approximately $2M                   63
            NPCC                          Wildlife Foundation                                                      Action                                                    recently been expanded to include land rights acquisition. All acquisitions     (Qualified)                                       in admistration to achieve $3M in on-the-ground actions ($1M in conservation
                                                                                                                                                                             are certified for their biological benefit. Could this project be modified to                                                     easements and $2M in water transactions). In the limited funding environment, the
                                                                                                                                                                             provide reporting of all water and land rights acquisition for the Program?                                                       MSRT recommends reducing this project in order to support other Core Program
                                                                                                                                                                             Does BPA track and report such acquisitions?                                                                                      activities in this funding category. The pilot project portion of conservation easements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               should be concluded. The MSRT believes that this project should be able to continue to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               acquire $2M in water transactions at this funding level.

200202700   Forecasting Hydrosystem       US Department of      $     446,547 $     451,931 $     454,888                Research         2               Recommended        This is a new project. This is a follow up project to a BPA 2000 BiOp       Fundable              $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                               50
            Operations to Benefit         Energy (DOE)                                                                                                    Action             project addressing RPA 143. The original phase of the project covering
            Anadromous Fish Migration                                                                                                                                        the four Snake River resevoirs has completed. RPA 143 and the UPA
                                                                                                                                                                             anticipated extension of the temperature model selected by the Water
                                                                                                                                                                             Quality Team, CEQUAL-W2, down to Bonneville Dam. The initial portion
                                                                                                                                                                             of this project proposes to do so but is a component of a larger effort
                                                                                                                                                                             addressing load following/peaking operations and fish movement. This
                                                                                                                                                                             project will develop a computer model to predict the hydrograph under
                                                                                                                                                                             different flow simulations, linking several other existing models (mostly
                                                                                                                                                                             hydrodynamic and temperature models). Several MSRT members view
                                                                                                                                                                             this project as primarily benefiting power operations, and only secondarily
                                                                                                                                                                             benefiting fish. The non-temperature portion of the proposal requires a
                                                                                                                                                                             policy change affecting hydro operations.



200203000   Develop Progeny Marker for    Confederated          $     304,726 $     319,563 $     335,711 Basinwide      Research         1               High Priority      This project should be grouped with similar efforts to insure no         Fundable             $       273,000 $       273,000 $       273,000 The increase in funding from 2006 is linked to a subcontract for otilith analysis. The         49
            Salmonids to Evaluate         Tribes of the                                                                                                                      redundancy and appropriate priorities. The underlying research into                                                                           MSRT recommends funding this project at a slightly reduced level to continue this
            Supplementation               Umatilla Indian                                                                                                                    reproductive success of salmon and steelhead is a Core Program need.                                                                          important study.
                                          Reservation                                                                                                                        Which projects should be funded to address the critical management
                                                                                                                                                                             questions cannot be determined by the MSRT. The ongoing reproductive
                                                                                                                                                                             success projects are ranked High Priority as an understood need, but how
                                                                                                                                                                             each of these projects are addressing specific management questions
                                                                                                                                                                             needs to be fully explained. Also, these projects may need to be
                                                                                                                                                                             considered ongoing monitoring rather than research.

200203100   Growth modulation in salmon   National Oceanic &    $     355,378 $     373,601 $     392,693 Basinwide      Research         1               High Priority      This is a basic research project developing hatchery practice                   Fundable      $       353,850 $       353,850 $       353,850 Due to the limited funding environment, the MSRT recommends sequencing the work              46, 45
            supplementation               Atmospheric                                                                                                                        improvements. The study is investigating what hatchery practices are            (Qualified)                                                   within this project to meet FY 2006 funding levels (plus 5% for increased costs) for the
                                          Administration                                                                                                                     driving the large number of precocial males returning to the Cle Elum                                                                         next three years.
                                          (NOAA)                                                                                                                             hatchery. The current proposal expands that work beyond the Yakima
                                                                                                                                                                             basin (about 20% of the proposal). The issue this project addresses
                                                                                                                                                                             (larger percentage of precocial males) is a high priority critical uncertainty.
                                                                                                                                                                             The MSRT are not sure if this study design is the best we can do for
                                                                                                                                                                             addressing this uncertainty. The MSRT will look to the ISRP review for
                                                                                                                                                                             determination of the study design adequacy. The MSRT would like to see
                                                                                                                                                                             better integration with project number 199305600. This proposal should
                                                                                                                                                                             be reviewed with all hatchery reform and hatchery research projects.



200203200   Snake River fall Chinook      US Geological         $ 4,416,192 $ 3,991,426 $ 4,094,349 Basinwide            Research         2               Core Program       This project can be flexible in funding level based on which tasks are Fundable               $       750,000 $       750,000 $     750,000 The budget for this proposal contains many uncertainties and covers a wide breadth of            51
            salmon life history           Survey (USGS) -                                                                                                                    moved forward and coordination with other projects (USACE acoustic                                                                          information. The budget was submitted as if no other monitoring programs were in
            investigations                Cook                                                                                                                               receivers). This project needs to be reviewed with all the other Fall                                                                       place at the dams. We know that COE-funded monitoring programs will likely be in
                                                                                                                                                                             Chinook studies. The set of questions surrounding SR Fall Chinook                                                                           place, so budget efficiencies will be available. The MSRT recommends funding this
                                                                                                                                                                             survival and movement are Core Program issues. Which suite of projects                                                                      project at a target level, and ask the projects sponsors to seek cost and study design
                                                                                                                                                                             should be funded to address those questions needs to be strategically                                                                       efficiencies to meet that target. The MSRT recommends that the project sponsors
                                                                                                                                                                             developed to fit within an available budget and address management                                                                          proceed at a slower pace and focus on where the yearling life history type fish reside
                                                                                                                                                                             questions with enough certainty to be useful for management decisions.                                                                      over the winter. The budget target should average no more than $750,000 annually
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         over three years.
200203700   Freshwater Mussel Research Confederated             $     294,953 $     293,713 $     352,316                Research         12              Recommended        This project appears to have two distinct parts: 1) restoration activities in                     $        -      $        -      $       -                                                                                                  68
            and Restoration Project    Tribes of the                                                                                                      Action             the Umatilla subbasin (and possibly others), and 2) genetic analysis of
                                       Umatilla Indian                                                                                                                       mussels in several subbasins. This project would be more appropriately
                                       Reservation                                                                                                                           reviewed in the subbasin processes. This project may fit into PNAMP's
                                                                                                                                                                             vision for monitoring high level indicators. Some MSRT members believe
                                                                                                                                                                             that certain elements of this project may be High Priority.

200206000   Nez Perce Harvest Monitoring Nez Perce Tribe        $     336,447 $     346,538 $     356,934 Multi-province Monitoring and   4a              High Priority      Data feeds run reconstruction and other analysis efforts.                       Response      $       326,646 $       326,646 $       326,646                                                                                                45
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Proposal                 Title                    Sponsor              FY07 Req      FY08 Req      FY09 Req     Budget       Program         Monitoring       Prioritization                           MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                                  July 27
Number                                                                                                         Category      Priority      Component/Foc        Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Final
                                                                                                                                             al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MSRT            MSRT            MSRT                                                                                                      Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ISRP         Recom.          Recom.          Recom.                                                                                                         #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Comment         FY2007          FY2008          FY2009                                          MSRT Budget Comment
200300900   Canada-Usa Shelf Salmon          Canada Department $         604,400 $     598,900 $     604,400 Basinwide    Research         5                High Priority      The project collects coded wire tags of juvenile fish to piece together          Fundable in       $        -      $        -      $          - This project does not address the primary management questions related to operation              56
            Survival Study                   Of Fisheries &                                                                                                                    distributions during their first year in the sea. Some prioritization of tasks   part                                                           and mitigation of the FCRPS. Knowing specific location of fish movement in the ocean
                                             Oceans                                                                                                                            proposed in the suite of ocean projects must occur. These projects                                                                              will not contribute significantly to the life cycle studies necessary for hydro operations.
                                                                                                                                                                               address a Core Program need, but it is unclear which tasks within the
                                                                                                                                                                               project meet that standard. Several MSRT members are concerned that
                                                                                                                                                                               the suite of ocean projects have outgrown a sustainable size for the
                                                                                                                                                                               Program and are addressing questions derived outside of the needs of the
                                                                                                                                                                               Program. This project needs to be reviewed with other ocean studies.
                                                                                                                                                                               The set of questions around ocean survival and movement are Core
                                                                                                                                                                               Program issues. Which suite of projects should be funded to address
                                                                                                                                                                               those questions needs to be strategically developed to fit within an
                                                                                                                                                                               available budget and address management questions with enough
                                                                                                                                                                               certainty to be useful for decision making.



200301000   Historic Habitat Opportunities   National Oceanic &    $     769,214 $     750,067 $     756,971 Basinwide    Research         4                Core Program       New work includes partnering with Columbia Land Trust and CREST on               Fundable          $        -      $        -      $          - This proposal is currently recommended in the Estuary Province to be funded at a level           55
            and Food-Web Linkages of         Atmospheric                                                                                                                       restoration actions. Much of this project should be prioritized in the           (Qualified)                                                    of $729,000, as the highest rated proposal in that province. This funding level is
            Juvenile Salmon in the           Administration                                                                                                                    Estuary Province. The contribution to a regional monitoring program is                                                                          relatively higher than other proposals being funded in the Basinwide (Systemwide)
            Columbia River Estuary and       (NOAA)                                                                                                                            most relevant to the Systemwide process.                                                                                                        province (most ongoing projects were rolled back to 2006 levels (plus 5%) by the
            Their Implications for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MSRT).
            Managing River Flows and
            Restoring Estuarine Habitat

200301700   Integrated Status and        Northwest Fisheries       $ 3,950,858 $ 4,520,935 $ 4,749,337 Basinwide          Monitoring and   Adult abundance High Priority       This project began in the Wenatchee subbasin and has grown to several            Fundable      $ 2,982,000 $ 2,982,000 $ 2,982,000 The MSRT recommends that the project sponsor revisit their scheduling for this project                      44, 46
            Effectiveness Monitoring     Science Center                                                                   Evaluation                                           intensively monitored watersheds. The total project lifetime cost for this       (Qualified)                                       and adjust the sequence to fit within a reduced budget. Also, the project could reduce
            Program (ISEMP): The design                                                                                                                                        project will total more than $60M. Are these the subbasins and is this the                                                         the amount of restoration actions and target actions being funded by BPA in similar
            and evaluation of monitoring                                                                                                                                       effort that the region wants to invest in? This project must be included in                                                        areas within the proposed subbasins. This project should receive a slight increase (5%)
            tools for salmon populations                                                                                                                                       the discussion of where to prioritize monitoring for the Program. On                                                               to their FY 2006 budget level to support increased costs.
            and habitat in the Interior                                                                                                                                        member expressed concern that products for management decisions
            Columbia River Basin.                                                                                                                                              have not been in proportion to costs for this project.

200303600   CBFWA Collaborative              Columbia Basin Fish $ 1,024,245 $ 1,024,245 $ 1,024,245 Basinwide            Coordination/Su M&E               Core Program       This project would be considered High Priority by several MSRT          Fundable               $       997,500 $       997,500 $       997,500 The MSRT reduced the budget target for this project to the 2006 level. The sponsor will           23
            Systemwide Monitoring and        & Wildlife Authority                                                         pport           coordination                         members, but all agree this project should be funded. CSMEP is          (Qualified)                                                            need to revise their proposal, to identify the priority tasks.
            Evaluation Program               (CBFWA)                                                                                                                           accomplishing the Columbia River fish elements of the PNAMP work plan.
                                                                                                                                                                               This project has demonstrated high production and good coordination. It
                                                                                                                                                                               is likely the best program to coordinate and standardize RME and its
                                                                                                                                                                               partnership with PNAMP will assist in “marketing” standardization and
                                                                                                                                                                               agency acceptance. Comparability of data is a high priority and only
                                                                                                                                                                               CSMEP, PNAMP and a few others are collaborating to the degree
                                                                                                                                                                               necessary to ensure joint development of products and broad acceptance
                                                                                                                                                                               and future attainment of comparable and accessible data, analysis and
                                                                                                                                                                               standards.

200303800   Evaluate Restoration Potential Pacific Northwest       $     289,960 $     378,972 $     311,739              Research         3                Recommended        This project is coordinated with project number 199900301. This project Fundable                   $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                                53, 42
            of Snake River Fall Chinook    National Laboratory                                                                                              Action             has completed it's initial 3 years worth of work and will be delivering a final
            Salmon Spawning Habitat                                                                                                                                            report a the end of 2006. This proposal would expand the evaluation to
                                                                                                                                                                               the next two dams upriver. The effort to date has focused on the
                                                                                                                                                                               bathymetry and hydrology below the dams to determine potential
                                                                                                                                                                               spawning habitat. The MSRT does not view this as a High Priority due to
                                                                                                                                                                               lack of redd identification and enumeration.

200304100   Evaluate Delayed (Extra)         Northwest Fisheries   $ 1,328,500 $ 1,346,306 $ 1,364,645 Basinwide          Research         2                Core Program       Some MSRT members expressed concern about language in this                 Response            $ 1,328,500 $ 1,346,306 $ 1,364,645 Although this project addresses a primary management question, it is unclear whether                          52
            Mortality Associated with        Science Center                                                                                                                    proposal that indicated that this project may not be able to accomplish it requested                                               this project can be successful in answering the latent mortality question. The MSRT
            Passage of Yearling Chinook                                                                                                                                        objectives. This project is addressing a Core Program need; however, the                                                           would encourage the project sponsors to find efficiencies by coordinating with other
            Salmon through Snake River                                                                                                                                         MSRT needs the ISRP and other technical reviews for this project to                                                                tagging projects for the in-river fish. This project needs to be reconciled/coordinated
            Dams                                                                                                                                                               determine if this project can accomplish its objectives.                                                                           with the AFEP project addressing latent mortality. This is a high priority, but future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  funding levels for this project should be based on the project's successful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  implementation of its study design.


200305000   Eval Of Reprod Of Steelhead University of              $     320,447 $     259,894 $     259,978 Basinwide    Research         1                High Priority      This project should be grouped with similar efforts to insure no         Fundable              $       320,447 $       259,894 $       259,978 The increase in funding from 2006 is linked to construction of a smolt trap and upgrades          49
                                        Washington                                                                                                                             redundancy and appropriate priorities. The underlying research into                                                                            a fish weir. The MSRT recommends funding this project at its requested level.
                                                                                                                                                                               reproductive success of salmon and steelhead is a Core Program need.
                                                                                                                                                                               Which projects should be funded to address the critical management
                                                                                                                                                                               questions cannot be determined by the MSRT. The ongoing reproductive
                                                                                                                                                                               success projects are ranked High Priority as an understood need, but how
                                                                                                                                                                               each of these projects are addressing specific management questions
                                                                                                                                                                               needs to be fully explained. Also, these projects may need to be
                                                                                                                                                                               considered ongoing monitoring rather than research. The MSRT would
                                                                                                                                                                               like some assurance that this work is not being duplicated within other
                                                                                                                                                                               projects funded within the Program.




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Proposal                Title                   Sponsor              FY07 Req       FY08 Req       FY09 Req      Budget       Program         Monitoring      Prioritization                          MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                                July 27
Number                                                                                                          Category      Priority      Component/Foc       Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Final
                                                                                                                                              al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MSRT        MSRT        MSRT                                                                                                                Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ISRP         Recom.      Recom.      Recom.                                                                                                                   #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Comment        FY2007      FY2008      FY2009                                    MSRT Budget Comment
200305400   Repro Of Steelhead In Hood     Oregon State          $     339,575 $      353,157 $      371,558 Basinwide     Research         1               High Priority      This project should be grouped with similar efforts to insure no             Response       $   290,850 $   290,850 $   290,850 Due to the limited funding environment, the MSRT recommends sequencing the work                               49
            River                          University                                                                                                                          redundancy and appropriate priorities. The underlying research into          requested                                          within this project to meet FY 2006 funding levels (plus 5% for increased costs) for the
                                                                                                                                                                               reproductive success of salmon and steelhead is a Core Program need.                                                            next three years.
                                                                                                                                                                               Which projects should be funded to address the critical management
                                                                                                                                                                               questions cannot be determined by the MSRT. The ongoing reproductive
                                                                                                                                                                               success projects are ranked High Priority as an understood need, but how
                                                                                                                                                                               each of these projects are addressing specific management questions
                                                                                                                                                                               needs to be fully explained. Also, these projects may need to be
                                                                                                                                                                               considered ongoing monitoring rather than research.

200306000   Evaluating relative            Washington                           $          -   $          -    Basinwide   Research         1               High Priority      It appears that this project is requesting funds for completion of work. The Fundable       $       28,979      $        -      $          - This proposal has requested funds to complete a final report for the project.                    48
            reproductive success of wild   Department of Fish                                                                                                                  MSRT supports completion of this project at the level of funding             (Qualified)
            and hatchery origin Snake      and Wildlife                                                                                                                        requested.
            River fall Chinook spawners    (WDFW)
            upstream of Lower Granite
            Dam                                                  $      28,979
200306200   Evaluate the Relative          Columbia River Inter- $     612,083 $      645,912 $      672,115 Basinwide     Research         1               High Priority      This project evaluates the reproductive success of reconditioned kelts.      Response       $       596,758 $       596,758 $       596,758 Due to the limited funding environment, the MSRT recommends sequencing the work                   49
            Reproductive Success of        Tribal Fish                                                                                                                         The MSRT would like this project reviewed with 200001700 in order to         requested                                                      within this project to meet FY 2006 funding levels (plus 5% for increased costs) for the
            Reconditioned Kelt Steelhead   Commission                                                                                                                          find budget efficiencies.                                                                                                                   next three years.
                                           (CRITFC)
                                                                                                              Multi-province                                Not reviewed by                                                                                 Not fundable       $        -      $        -      $         - The MSRT adopted a principal that ISRP Not Fundable proposals were not going to be                --
200306500                                                       $     Fish and $     320,249
                                            Washington Department of 305,000 Wildlife (WDFW)
            Klickitat River Cooperative Evaluation Program (Formerly Bull Trout Presence, Origin,$and 336,261
                                                                                                      Movements In Bonneville Reservoir)                    MSRT                                                                                                                                                           included in the budget balance exercise.
200307200   Habitat and Biodiversity        Northwest Habitat   $     997,107 $ 1,068,287 $ 1,030,199 Basinwide              Coordination/Su Data Mgmt      Core Program       Significant increase in budget should be evaluated against regional needs. Fundable         $       440,000 $       440,000 $       440,000 IBIS should be closely coordinated with StreamNet. This project should be coordinated             31
            Information System For          Institute                                                                        pport                                             Guidance for this project should be included in the Streamnet discussions.                                                                  with the Data Management Placeholder, in case additional funding is required. Any
            Columbia River Basin                                                                                                                                               This project focuses on habitat information. One member expressed a                                                                         discussions of a regional data center should also occur in the context of the data
                                                                                                                                                                               desire for improvements in data accuracy and better technology for query                                                                    management proposals. CBFWA should host a workshop to develop priorities for the
                                                                                                                                                                               and data acquisition.                                                                                                                       data management projects. (see comments in final MSRT report)

200311400   Acoustic Tracking For Survival Kintama Research      $ 1,499,816 $ 1,499,816 $ 1,499,816 Basinwide             Research         5               High Priority      POST tracking project. Some prioritization of tasks proposed in the suite Response              $        -      $        -      $          - This project does not address the primary management questions related to operation              57
                                                                                                                                                                               of ocean projects must occur. These projects address a Core Program        requested                                                         and mitigation of the FCRPS. Knowing specific location of fish movement in the ocean
                                                                                                                                                                               need, but it is unclear which tasks within the project meet that standard.                                                                   will not contribute significantly to the life cycle studies necessary for hydro operations.
                                                                                                                                                                               Several MSRT members are concerned that the suite of ocean projects
                                                                                                                                                                               have outgrown a sustainable size for the Program and are addressing
                                                                                                                                                                               questions derived outside of the needs of the Program. This project
                                                                                                                                                                               needs to be reviewed with other ocean studies. The set of questions
                                                                                                                                                                               around ocean survival and movement are Core Program issues. Which
                                                                                                                                                                               suite of projects should be funded to address those questions needs to be
                                                                                                                                                                               strategically developed to fit within an available budget and address
                                                                                                                                                                               management questions with enough certainty to be useful for decision
                                                                                                                                                                               making.
200400200   PNAMP Funding                  US Geological         $      50,000 $       50,000 $       50,000 Basinwide     Coordination/Su M&E              High Priority      PNAMP relies on CSMEP for Columbia River fish monitoring strategies        Fundable         $       50,000 $        50,000 $         50,000                                                                                                 23, 61
                                           Survey (USGS) -                                                                 pport           coordination                        and is focused more on habitat strategies for the CRB. Both projects are
                                           Cook                                                                                                                                well coordinated and avoid duplication of effort. This project funds a
                                                                                                                                                                               portion of the coordinator for PNAMP. Although not ranked as Core
                                                                                                                                                                               Program, this project is needed to insure regional consistency in
                                                                                                                                                                               monitoring. This was considered Core Program by the federal agencies
                                                                                                                                                                               and NPCC staff. PNAMP’s workload and the expectations of its functions
                                                                                                                                                                               have increased significantly.

200500200   Operation of the Lower         Northwest Fisheries   $     283,220 $      291,717 $      300,469 Basinwide     Monitoring and   Adult abundance Core Program       USACE relies on this project for data. The USACE also pays for               Fundable       $       283,220 $       291,717 $       300,469 The MSRT recommends funding the project at its requested budget levels; but the                   43
            Granite Dam Adult Trap         Science Center                                                                  Evaluation                                          maintenance costs of the trap. Information from this project is critical for                                                                MSRT recommends that BPA and the NPCC pursue USCOE funding for this project in
                                                                                                                                                                               evaluating hydro and hatchery survival as well as collecting bloodstock for                                                                 the future.
                                                                                                                                                                               BPA funded hatcheries.
200600600   Habitat Evaluation Procedures Columbia Basin Fish $        341,828 $      348,308 $      364,036 Multi-province Coordination/Su BPA/Contract    High Priority      This project provides a support tool that some, not all, wildlife managers   Fundable in    $       222,000 $       222,000 $       222,000 Adjust number of surveys to fit within proposed budget. This project received a within-           63
            (HEP)                         & Wildlife Authority                                                              pport           Support                            rely on for determining mitigation benefits. Evaluating habitat credits is   part                                                           year request in FY 2006 for a total budget of $222,000.
                                          (CBFWA)                                                                                                                              core to Program, if this project is not funded then more individual projects
                                                                                                                                                                               will have to perform their HEP evaluations. WDFW (Chair of Wildlife
                                                                                                                                                                               Committee) expressed that this project supports a Core Program function
                                                                                                                                                                               for the administration of the Program.

200700100   Aquatic survey protocol        US Forest Service -   $     450,000 $      450,000 $      450,000 Basinwide     Research         12              High Priority      This proposal should be very closely coordinated with the CSMEP project. Not fundable           $        -      $        -      $          - The MSRT adopted a principal that ISRP Not Fundable proposals were not going to be               61
            comparison.                    National                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         included in the budget balance exercise.
                                           Headquarters
200700900   A Spatially Explicit & Web-    Northwest Fisheries   $     102,930 $       52,930 $       29,273               Coordination/Su Data Mgmt        Do Not Fund        This could be accomplished through existing projects, likely at a reduced    Not fundable       $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                                  33
            accessible Database for        Science Center                                                                  pport                                               cost.
            Managing the Impacts of
            Expanding Colonial Waterbird
            Populations on Juvenile
            Salmonids (Oncorhynchus
            spp.) in the Columbia River
            Basin




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Proposal                  Title                      Sponsor              FY07 Req      FY08 Req      FY09 Req     Budget       Program         Monitoring      Prioritization                           MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                              July 27
Number                                                                                                            Category      Priority      Component/Foc       Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Final
                                                                                                                                                al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MSRT            MSRT            MSRT                                                                                                   Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ISRP           Recom.          Recom.          Recom.                                                                                                      #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Comment          FY2007          FY2008          FY2009                                      MSRT Budget Comment
200701400   Stock specific run timing and       Columbia River Inter- $     318,986 $     314,300 $     334,609              Monitoring and   1, 2a           Recommended        Possible budget reductions through elimination of PIT tags in spring           Fundable           $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                               43
            upstream migration mortality        Tribal Fish                                                                  Evaluation                       Action             Chinook. This project proposes to identify stock specific run timing and       (Qualified)
            of adult Chinook and sockeye        Commission                                                                                                                       structure differences that may allow greater precision in Zone 6 harvest
            salmon and steelhead through        (CRITFC)                                                                                                                         management to avoid imperiled stocks. CRITFC views this project as a
            PIT tagging and genetic                                                                                                                                              High Priority.
            analyses at Bonneville Dam.

200702200   Characterizing stress               Columbia River        $     191,116 $     226,225 $     225,658              Research         2               Recommended        This limiting factor ranked in a high category in the Lamprey critical     Not fundable           $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                               67
            responses in lampreys:              Research                                                                                                      Action             uncertainties document. The MSRT struggled with the management
            assessments based on cDNA           Laboratory                                                                                                                       context of this study. The MSRT does not believe that this is a High
            microarrays                                                                                                                                                          Priority need at this time.
200702500   Project Compliance                  XLSolutions           $     459,790 $     459,790 $     403,883              Coordination/Su BPA/Contract     Do Not Fund        PISCES should be able to provide project compliance monitoring for the Not fundable               $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                               22
            Monitoring                                                                                                       pport           Support                             Program as it matures.
200702600   Historic Changes in Organic         Pacific Northwest     $     100,177 $      95,896 $     103,205              Research        4                Recommended        It appears that there may be duplication with project number 200301000.                           $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                               55
            Nutrient Sources and                National Laboratory                                                                                           Action             If recommended for funding these two projects should be closely
            Productivity Proxies in the                                                                                                                                          coordinated. This project will direct on-the-ground work in the Estuary
            Columbia River Estuary in                                                                                                                                            Province, and therefore should be prioritized and funded there. An
            Relation to Juvenile Salmon                                                                                                                                          analysis of the sediment core samples would allow the analysis of nutrient
            Habitat Restoration Priorities                                                                                                                                       flow modifications in the estuary due to construction and operation of the
                                                                                                                                                                                 hydrosystem.

200703300   Monitor sub adult and adult         US Fish & Wildlife    $     141,912 $     113,729 $     120,090 Basinwide    Monitoring and   Bull Trout      Core Program       There are several bull trout monitoring projects proposed here that provide Response          $       116,412 $       116,412 $       116,412 There are two unresolved issues with the bull trout projects. First, the tie to the FCRPS      40
            bull trout passage through          Service (USFWS)                                                              Evaluation                                          good coverage of the basin. Other bull trout monitoring projects are         requested                                                        Bull Trout BiOp and FCRPS responsibility. Second, coordination with USCOE bull trout
            Lower Granite, Little Goose                                                                                                                                          proposed in the local subbasin processes. The MSRT would like to see a                                                                        projects would be expected and cost savings should be identified.
            and Lower Monumental                                                                                                                                                 comprehensive picture of what bull trout monitoring is being funded                                                                           The MSRT views this proposed work as a key project to evaluate reports that bull trout
            juvenile bypass facilities.                                                                                                                                          throughout the basin to insure there is a common strategy for monitoring                                                                      are using the reservoirs and also are passing though the FCRPS facilities. The success
                                                                                                                                                                                 bull trout (consistent with the MSRT desire to see a coordinated plan for                                                                     of this project will depend on the region’s ability to tag a large number of fish. This
                                                                                                                                                                                 monitoring salmon and steelhead). Basic monitoring and evaluation for                                                                         project will distribute 3000 tags to managers in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon that are
                                                                                                                                                                                 bull trout is a Core Program activity, the additional research activities in                                                                  conducting fisheries surveys (surveys included in this group include efforts proposed
                                                                                                                                                                                 some of the bull trout projects are a lesser priority.                                                                                        through Proposal 200714600) in this particular region. Project sponsors have indicated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               that the $18,000 requested for the vehicle is no longer needed. The MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               recommends deferring the genetic analysis task to a later date; however, tissue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               samples should be collected and archived.




200703600   Mid-Columbia Trophic                Washington            $     633,000 $     533,000 $     533,000              Research         7               Recommended        This project studies the effects of predacious fish in the mid-Columbia.       Not fundable       $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                               58
            Dynamics Project                    Department of Fish                                                                                            Action             This project could also be considered in section 9, Invasives, in the
                                                and Wildlife                                                                                                                     Research Plan. Significant cost share would be expected by BPA. How
                                                (WDFW)                                                                                                                           does this project tie to the existing PUD predator studies?

200704700   Hydrography Spatial Data            Interagency           $     606,879 $     477,786 $     261,511 Basinwide    Coordination/Su Data Mgmt        High Priority      The Regional Hydro clearinghouse is used by GIS analysts for supporting        Not fundable       $        -      $        -      $          - The MSRT adopted a principal that ISRP Not Fundable proposals were not going to be            33
            Enhancement Project -               Committee (IAC)                                                              pport                                               management decisions. This data is not specific for fisheries                                                                                  included in the budget balance exercise.
            WDFW & WDNR Operational                                                                                                                                              management needs. If BPA funds this project, appropriate cost share
            Data Updates and Integration                                                                                                                                         should be pursued. This project should be included in the
            to the PNW Hydrography                                                                                                                                               Streamnet/database review discussion.
            Clearinghouse for the WA
            Columbia Basin
200704900   Efficacy of carcass analogs         Columbia River        $     442,707 $     476,635 $     501,996              Research         3               Recommended        The Council recently funded several coordinated studies on nutrient                               $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                               54
            for restoring the productivity of   Research                                                                                                      Action             enhancement. The MSRT question the need for further basic research.
            nutrient limited salmonid           Laboratory                                                                                                                       There is nutrient enhancement occurring via carcass placement consistent
            streams                                                                                                                                                              with state permits. If recommended for funding, this project should be
                                                                                                                                                                                 coordinated with other nutrient enhancement projects being funded in the
                                                                                                                                                                                 subbasins.

200705100   Assessment of Interactions          Confederated        $       265,615 $     219,285 $     223,802              Research         1               Recommended        This project should be tied into the pilot project for intensively monitored                      $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                               46
            between Hatchery and Wild           Tribes of Warm                                                                                                Action             watersheds (project number 200301700 - John Day subbasin portion), if
            Summer Steelhead in the             Springs Reservation                                                                                                              funded. The MSRT does not believe that this is the highest priority
            John Day River Subbasin             of Oregon                                                                                                                        location for this type of work to occur to provide a basin-wide benefit. A
                                                                                                                                                                                 member of the MSRT would like the ISRP to review the sampling
                                                                                                                                                                                 methodology (this project may not be able to answer the question it is
                                                                                                                                                                                 addressing).
200705900   Abiotic and Biotic Factors          Washington            $     373,544 $     367,132 $     364,075              Research         Subbasin        Subbasin           This project will pave the way for a sockeye reintroduction program in Cle                        $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                               69
            Affecting the Success of            Department of Fish                                                                                                               Elum Lake. This project would be more appropriately reviewed in
            Reintroductions of                  and Wildlife                                                                                                                     subbasin process. This is an on-the-ground action that is wholly contained
            Anadromous Salmonids in Cle         (WDFW)                                                                                                                           in the Yakima subbasin.
            Elum Lake, Washington
200706300   Use of drift nets to monitor        Oregon State          $     122,284 $     124,379 $     126,713 Basinwide    Research         12              High Priority      This project is a follow up to a previous study that established the           Fundable in    $       90,000 $        90,000 $         90,000 The MSRT recommends funding this proposal with close coordination to the USGS                  67
            production and limiting factors     University                                                                                                                       methodology. The primary purpose of the project is to evaluate the             part                                                           project (200716500), consistent with the ISRP review. The MSRT recommends funding
            in recruitment of larval Pacific                                                                                                                                     limiting factors affecting lamprey. If funded, this project needs to be                                                                       at a level to focus on evaluating lamprey abundance and distribution in the Willamette
            lamprey                                                                                                                                                              strongly coordinated with the USGS project (200716500).                                                                                       Basin, not to exceed a 3-year average of $90,000 annually.




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Proposal                  Title                    Sponsor              FY07 Req      FY08 Req      FY09 Req     Budget       Program         Monitoring      Prioritization                            MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                            July 27
Number                                                                                                          Category      Priority      Component/Foc       Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Final
                                                                                                                                              al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MSRT           MSRT           MSRT                                                                                                Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ISRP           Recom.         Recom.         Recom.                                                                                                   #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Comment          FY2007         FY2008         FY2009                                    MSRT Budget Comment
200707300   Dynamics of Gravel Spawning Woods Hole                  $     235,068 $     361,079 $     290,357              Research         Subbasin        Subbasin           This project will develop predictive tools to better understand sediment                              $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                             70
            Beds in Lake Pend Oreille, ID Oceanographic                                                                                                                        transport of potential spawning gravels for Kokanee in Lake Pend Oreille.
                                          Institution                                                                                                                          This project would be more appropriately reviewed in the subbasin
                                                                                                                                                                               process. This is an on-the-ground project occurring wholly in the Pend
                                                                                                                                                                               Oreille subbasin.
200707800   Characterizing the Geographic     Washington            $      30,500 $       8,200 $          -               Monitoring and   1               Recommended        This project would sample museum collections to begin creating            Response                    $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                             68
            Distribution of Freshwater        Department of Fish                                                           Evaluation                       Action             distribution estimates.                                                   requested
            Mussels in the Columbia Basin     and Wildlife
            Using Museum Collection           (WDFW)
            Data.
200708900   Monitoring Invasive Species in    US Geological         $     350,902 $     403,695 $     221,763              Research         10              Recommended        Habitat based monitoring program for invasive species using an EMAP         Response                  $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                             59
            the mainstem Columbia River:      Survey (USGS) -                                                                                               Action             type of approach. Species include mussels, aquatic macrophytes,             requested
            the development of a design       Cook                                                                                                                             phytoplankton and zooplankton, and others. The MSRT were concerned
            to monitor the status and                                                                                                                                          that BPA is probably not the appropriate funding source for this project. A
            trends and provide for the                                                                                                                                         significant cost share would be expected if BPA were to fund.
            early detection of invasive
            species
200709000   Effects of the marine             Columbia River Inter- $      70,319 $      58,694 $       9,124              Research         5               Recommended        This project appears redundant with project number 199801400. The         Not fundable                $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                             57
            environment on the growth         Tribal Fish                                                                                                   Action             tasks presented here appear to be included in project number 199801400
            and survival of Columbia          Commission                                                                                                                       (by different implementers). Some prioritization of tasks proposed in the
            Basin spring Chinook and          (CRITFC)                                                                                                                         suite of ocean projects must occur. These projects address a Core
            sockeye salmon stocks.                                                                                                                                             Program need, but it is unclear which tasks within the project meet that
                                                                                                                                                                               standard. This project needs to be reviewed with other ocean studies.
                                                                                                                                                                               The set of questions around ocean survival and movement are Core
                                                                                                                                                                               Program issues. Which suite of projects should be funded to address
                                                                                                                                                                               those questions needs to be strategically developed to fit within an
                                                                                                                                                                               available budget and address management questions with enough
                                                                                                                                                                               certainty to be useful for decision making.

200709100   The evaluation of limiting        Washington            $     489,210 $     433,814 $     447,380              Research         Subbasin        Subbasin           This project will look at predation and other limiting factors (i.e., nutrients)                      $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                             70
            factors on resident and           Department of Fish                                                                                                               for sockeye in Lake Wenatchee. This is an on-the-ground action that is
            anadromous salmonids in           and Wildlife                                                                                                                     wholly contained in the Wenatchee subbasin.
            Lake Wenatchee, Washington        (WDFW)

200710600   Spokane Tribe Fish and            Spokane Tribe         $      93,100 $      93,100 $      93,100 Basinwide    Coordination/Su F&W Mgr Coord Core Program          No comments.                                                                       Admin (see     $       30,000 $       30,000 $       30,000 The proposal should be funded at a level consistent with other fish and wildlife           21, 20
            Wildlife Planning and                                                                                          pport                                                                                                                                  comments)                                                   managers receiving reimbursement through the CBFWA contract, and with the same
            Coordination                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      level of accountability in reporting. The CBFWA model should be followed for reporting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and receiving reimbursement for coordination activities under this proposal.

200710700   What was old is new again:        Washington            $     365,514 $     405,459 $     406,792              Research         6               Recommended        Tribal members of the MSRT expressed their concern about selective                 Response           $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                             57
            evaluate the pound net and        Department of Fish                                                                                            Action             harvest. This may potentially be considered a conservation action in the           requested
            beach seine as innovative live    and Wildlife                                                                                                                     2006 Biological Opinion.
            capture selective harvest         (WDFW)
            gears
200710800   Regional Coordination for         Upper Columbia        $      69,594 $      73,346 $      80,053 Basinwide    Coordination/Su F&W Mgr Coord Core Program          BIA will cover the second half of the FTE proposed here. Some MSRT                 Admin (see     $       69,594 $       73,346 $       80,053 The MSRT supports funding a position at UCUT to provide better coordination between        21, 20
            Upper Columbia United Tribes      United Tribes                                                                pport                                               members expressed concern that this request is underscoped.                        comments)                                                   the UCUT members and Program related processes. The proposal should provide the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              same level of accountability in reporting as the CBFWA project (sign in sheets, meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              summaries, etc.).
200711000   Differences in Functional         University of Idaho - $     472,018 $     611,167 $     506,241              Research         1               Recommended        This proposal should be reviewed with all hatchery reform or hatchery              Response           $        -     $        -     $        -                                                                                              46
            Genes Between Hatchery and        Aquaculture                                                                                                   Action             research projects.                                                                 requested
            Wild Chinook Salmon               Research Institute
200711700   Comprehensive Assessment          Columbia River Inter- $      59,421 $      65,898 $      71,683              Coordination/Su M&E              Recommended        One member stated that this is a low priority for the Upper Columbia ESU Response                     $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                             23
            of Coho Salmon Restoration        Tribal Fish                                                                  pport           coordination     Action             and Province.                                                            requested
            Efforts in the Mid-Columbia       Commission
            and Mid-Snake River Basins        (CRITFC)

200713100   Screening diversions for          Columbia River        $     407,735 $     375,200 $     338,824              Research         3               Do Not Fund        The purpose of subbasin planning was to generate priorities within                 Fundable           $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                             54
            conservation of fish              Research                                                                                                                         subbasins for habitat improvements. The MSRT would be surprised that               (Qualified)
            populations in the Columbia       Laboratory                                                                                                                       this is an urgent need at the local level.
            River Basin: entrainment
            losses, prioritization, and the
            efficacy of alternative
            technology designs
200713300   Systemwide distribution of        University of         $     303,737 $     247,741 $     245,704              Research         7               Recommended        The sturgeon proposals should be reviewed together. The results of the             Not fundable       $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                             65
            genetic variation within and      California at Davis                                                                                           Action             current sturgeon workshop would help in prioritizing the sturgeon
            among populations of the                                                                                                                                           proposals. A comprehensive management plan for sturgeon is a High
            white sturgeon (Acipenser                                                                                                                                          Priority need.
            transmontanus)




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Proposal                 Title                   Sponsor              FY07 Req      FY08 Req      FY09 Req      Budget        Program         Monitoring      Prioritization                          MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                         July 27
Number                                                                                                         Category       Priority      Component/Foc       Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Final
                                                                                                                                              al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MSRT           MSRT           MSRT                                                                                                  Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ISRP           Recom.         Recom.         Recom.                                                                                                     #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comment           FY2007         FY2008         FY2009                                    MSRT Budget Comment
200713600   Beavers as stream            University of Idaho      $     106,695 $     105,890 $      85,889                Research         3               Recommended        BPA would like to see more cost share for this type of activity.           Fundable in         $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                               54
            restorationists? Determining                                                                                                                    Action                                                                                        part
            Systemwide status and trends
            in beaver impoundments in
            tributary streams, and the
            relationships between beaver
            impoundment and salmonids.


200714400   Evaluation of water             University of Idaho   $     132,630 $     136,825 $     141,161                Research         3               Recommended        No comments.                                                               Fundable            $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                               53
            temperature exposure in the                                                                                                                     Action
            Columbia River hydrosystem
            on reproductive success of
            adult and juvenile Chinook
            salmon and steelhead

200714600   Bull Trout Population Status    Washington            $     129,372 $     129,991 $     125,590 Multi-province Monitoring and   Bull Trout      Core Program       There are several bull trout monitoring projects proposed here that provide Response       $       90,000 $       90,000 $       90,000 There are two unresolved issues with the bull trout projects. First, the tie to the FCRPS    40, 14
            Monitoring in the Snake River   Department of Fish                                                             Evaluation                                          good coverage of the basin. Other bull trout monitoring projects are         requested                                                  Bull Trout BiOp and FCRPS responsibility. Second, coordination with USCOE bull trout
            Basin of Southeast              and Wildlife                                                                                                                       proposed in the local subbasin processes. The MSRT would like to see a                                                                  projects would be expected and cost savings should be identified.
            Washington                      (WDFW)                                                                                                                             comprehensive picture of what bull trout monitoring is being funded                                                                     The MSRT views this as an important project because it provides support to Proposal
                                                                                                                                                                               throughout the basin to insure there is a common strategy for monitoring                                                                200703300 by PIT tagging bull trout in Snake River reservoir tributaries. Three
                                                                                                                                                                               bull trout (consistent with the MSRT desire to see a coordinated plan for                                                               subbasins are included in this study. The USCOE currently provides funds to PIT tag bull
                                                                                                                                                                               monitoring salmon and steelhead). Basic monitoring and evaluation for                                                                   trout in the Tucannon Subbasin; however, no funds are provided for efforts in the
                                                                                                                                                                               bull trout is a Core Program activity, the additional research activities in                                                            Grande Ronde nor Asotin subbasins. The MSRT recommends efforts associated with
                                                                                                                                                                               some of the bull trout projects are a lesser priority.                                                                                  this project be focused on the Grande Ronde and Asotin subbasin. The MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       recommends that the following tasks not be funded at this time:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bull trout movements in the Tucannon River – Funded by USCOE, Comprehensive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       monitoring and evaluation – Development of a bull trout monitoring plan should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       completed through CSMEP and not individual projects (costs associated with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       developing the monitoring plan can be eliminated because this effort should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       implemented through funds that WDFW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        receives to participate in CSMEP), and DNA analysis - deferred to a later data;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        however, tissue samples should be collected and archived.



200714800   Monitoring and Models for       US Geological         $     153,282 $     281,257 $     264,040                Research         7               Recommended        The sturgeon proposals should be reviewed together. The results of the     Fundable            $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                               66
            Restoration and Adaptive        Survey (USGS) -                                                                                                 Action             current sturgeon workshop would help in prioritizing the sturgeon          (Qualified)
            Management of White             Cook                                                                                                                               proposals. A comprehensive management plan for sturgeon is a High
            Sturgeon in the Columbia                                                                                                                                           Priority need.
            River Basin
200715100   Nutrient Enhancement          Lower Columbia        $       100,000 $      50,000 $          -                 Research         3               Do Not Fund        The MSRT views the purpose of this project as mostly economic              Not fundable        $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                               54
            Business Plan                 Fish Enhancement                                                                                                                     development.
                                          Group
200715500   Develop a Master Plan for a   Columbia River Inter- $       141,687 $     145,040 $     148,491                On-the-Ground                    Recommended        Request is for the planning phase of the project only. This project        Not fundable        $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                               66
            Rearing Facility to Enhance   Tribal Fish                                                                      Action                           Action             addresses a known limitation on sturgeon production (no recruitment in
            Selected Populations of White Commission                                                                                                                           lower river reservoirs). There is currently no overall sturgeon
            Sturgeon in the Columbia      (CRITFC)                                                                                                                             management plan that identifies the long term needs for sturgeon in the
            River Basin                                                                                                                                                        lower river. CRITFC believes this should be a High Priority project to
                                                                                                                                                                               protect the long term existence of sturgeon in the lower reservoirs. The
                                                                                                                                                                               MSRT believes there is a high priority need to develop a basinwide
                                                                                                                                                                               sturgeon plan for the Program.

200716000   Evaluation of spawning          Pacific Northwest     $     199,983 $     205,896 $     212,652                Research         1               Recommended        This project is evaluating the question of whether specific fish are        Not fundable       $        -     $        -     $         -                                                                                               47
            success in Pacific salmon       National Laboratory                                                                                             Action             spawning in the wild (Red Fish Lake sockeye), where and when they
            using electromyogram                                                                                                                                               spawn. This project is different from the genetic studies in that if stocks
            telemetry                                                                                                                                                          are shown to be less fit, this project can help explain why. This project
                                                                                                                                                                               should be grouped with similar efforts to insure no redundancy and
                                                                                                                                                                               appropriate priorities. The underlying research into reproductive success
                                                                                                                                                                               of salmon and steelhead is a Core Program need. Which projects should
                                                                                                                                                                               be funded to address the critical management questions cannot be
                                                                                                                                                                               determined by the MSRT. The new reproductive success projects are
                                                                                                                                                                               ranked Recommended Action. Although this information is understood as
                                                                                                                                                                               a high priority need, how each of these projects are addressing specific
                                                                                                                                                                               management questions needs to be explained.


200716200   Kalispel Tribe Fish and         Kalispel Tribe        $      90,000 $      93,100 $      96,200 Basinwide      Coordination/Su F&W Mgr Coord Core Program          No comments.                                                               Admin (see      $       30,000 $       30,000 $       30,000 The proposal should be funded at a level consistent with other fish and wildlife             21, 20
            Wildlife Coordination                                                                                          pport                                                                                                                          comments)                                                    managers receiving reimbursement through the CBFWA contract, and with the same
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       level of accountability in reporting. The CBFWA model should be followed for reporting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and receiving reimbursement for coordination activities under this proposal.




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Proposal                  Title                    Sponsor              FY07 Req      FY08 Req      FY09 Req      Budget        Program         Monitoring      Prioritization                           MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                              July 27
Number                                                                                                           Category       Priority      Component/Foc       Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Final
                                                                                                                                                al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MSRT            MSRT            MSRT                                                                                                    Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ISRP            Recom.          Recom.          Recom.                                                                                                       #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Comment           FY2007          FY2008          FY2009                                      MSRT Budget Comment
200716400   Determination of Steelhead        Idaho Department      $     262,126 $     237,926 $     241,767                Research         Subbasin        Subbasin           This is a project to assess the benefit of habitat actions in the Potlatch                       $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                                70
            Production and Productivity       of Fish & Game                                                                                                                     River to benefit steelhead production. This project would be more
            Response to Habitat                                                                                                                                                  appropriately reviewed in the subbasin process. This is an on-the-ground
            Manipulations in the Upper                                                                                                                                           project occurring wholly in the Clearwater subbasin.
            Potlatch River, Idaho
200716500   Relative abundance,               Columbia River        $     667,711 $     900,464 $ 1,001,775 Basinwide        Monitoring and   Lamprey         High Priority      It is important this project be closely coordinated with the other lamprey Fundable in       $       500,000 $       500,000 $       500,000 The MSRT recommends funding reductions for FY 2007 (Fund Tasks 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3).              67
            distribution, and population      Research                                                                       Evaluation                                          projects and the Lamprey Technical Work Group. Some members of the part                                                                      For FY 2008 and 2009, the sponsor should sequence the tasks to meet the reduced
            structure of lampreys in the      Laboratory                                                                                                                         MSRT believe that this project should be Core Program project due to the                                                                     funding level. Funding this project is a priority. The tasks should be defined to meet the
            Columbia River Basin                                                                                                                                                 lack of information available for lamprey in the basin.                                                                                      lower budget target. It is assumed that the pace of sampling would be reduced to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              match a reduced funding level, to average $500,000 over the three year funding period.

200716800   Using otolith microstructure      National Oceanic &    $     459,527 $     447,564 $     460,992                Research         2               Recommended        This project could help answer the question of where fall Chinook may         Fundable           $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                                52
            and microchemistry to             Atmospheric                                                                                                     Action             over winter in the reservoirs if the water chemistry within each pool is
            delineate growth patterns and     Administration                                                                                                                     adequately different.
            spatial structure of Snake        (NOAA)
            River Fall Chinook salmon

200716900   Total Dissolved Gas Effects       Pacific Northwest     $     451,147 $     235,341 $     164,912                Research         3               Recommended        This project has approved for funding by the USACE for FY 2006. The                              $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                                53
            on Incubating Chum Salmon         National Laboratory                                                                                             Action             AFEP program is annually funded and out of sync with this funding
            Below Bonneville Dam                                                                                                                                                 process for FY 2007 and beyond. This project is directly related to spill
                                                                                                                                                                                 operations at Bonneville Dam. This project is coordinated with Project
                                                                                                                                                                                 number 199900301. This is a High Priority need in the 2004 FCRPS
                                                                                                                                                                                 Biological Opinion UPA. The MSRT believes that if the USACE had the
                                                                                                                                                                                 responsibility to fund the feasibility study, then it would likely be their
                                                                                                                                                                                 responsibility to fund the follow on work. There is a similar proposal
                                                                                                                                                                                 identified in the Corps FY07 AFEP research planning process.

200717500   DNA typing to identify native     Washington State      $      80,445 $     124,266 $     129,235                Research         7               Recommended        There are two projects addressing this issue. This project would occur for Fundable              $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                              58, 59
            inland Oncorhynchus mykiss        University                                                                                                      Action             several populations in Washington. If this project were funding it should
                                                                                                                                                                                 be closely coordinated with project number 200721800. This project
                                                                                                                                                                                 addresses pervasive TRT issues with resident fish genetic conservation
                                                                                                                                                                                 contribution to anadromous life history type affecting many ESUs and
                                                                                                                                                                                 populations.
200717600   A Freshwater Mussel Watch         Confederated          $     276,971 $     313,691 $     302,043                Monitoring and   1               Recommended        This project addresses a habitat monitoring question, how should we be      Not fundable         $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                              37, 68
            for Biomonitoring in the          Tribes of the                                                                  Evaluation                       Action             monitoring water quality and should we use a suite of species for
            Columbia River Basin              Umatilla Indian                                                                                                                    establishing biological indices? What other entities have water quality
                                              Reservation                                                                                                                        M&E responsibility and how should they be coordinated/partnered with for
                                                                                                                                                                                 common data needs? Should we use a suite of species for establishing
                                                                                                                                                                                 indices? This project would sample one subbasin in each state. There is
                                                                                                                                                                                 a direct link to salmon in that they are the intermediate host for mussels.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Level of FCRPS responsibility?

200717700   Protecting wild steelhead         Northwest Fisheries   $     285,438 $     309,678 $     318,997                Research         1               Recommended        If this project were recommended for funding by the Council, a specific   Response               $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                                46
            populations by minimizing the     Science Center                                                                                                  Action             time frame should be determined for the course of their study. This       requested
            behavioral differences                                                                                                                                               proposal should be reviewed with all hatchery reform or hatchery research
            between hatchery and wild                                                                                                                                            projects.
            populations.
200717800   Monitoring fine sediment          US Forest Service  $        265,570 $     145,830 $     154,010                Monitoring and   5b              Do Not Fund        The MSRT questions BPA responsibility for this project. There is currently Fundable              $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                                44
            delivery in the Entiat subbasin   (USFS) - Pacific                                                               Evaluation                                          an MOU between USFS and BPA that covers cost sharing where there is
                                              Northwest Research                                                                                                                 shared responsibility. The MSRT did not find a good fit in the Council's
                                              Station                                                                                                                            research plan for this project. Is this project coordinated with the CSMEP
                                                                                                                                                                                 and PNAMP sampling protocols efforts? The sponsors propose to
                                                                                                                                                                                 develop protocols, but then propose a continuous study with no end
                                                                                                                                                                                 determined.

200718000   Evaluating and prioritizing       US Forest Service  $        190,328 $     197,144 $     210,019                Research         3               Do Not Fund        As a USFS effort, more cost share may be appropriate.                                            $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                              55, 62
            restoration of riparian habitat   (USFS) - Pacific
            for improving in-stream           Northwest Research
            conditions for anadromous         Station
            salmonids in the Columbia
            River basin.
200718300   Restoration of Historical         Southwest Idaho       $     382,000 $     336,000 $     338,000 Multi-province Coordination/Su Multi-province   Multiprovince      This project would be more appropriately reviewed in the Salmon               Not fundable       $        -      $        -      $          - The MSRT adopted a principal that ISRP Not Fundable proposals were not going to be             69
            Salmonid Habitat in South         RC&D                                                                           pport                                               subbasin and the Boise and Payette subbasins. The criteria that the                                                                           included in the budget balance exercise.
            West Idaho                                                                                                                                                           MSRT developed for reviewing proposals does not support an adequate
                                                                                                                                                                                 review of this proposal. This project should be reviewed with other multi-
                                                                                                                                                                                 province projects with criteria established for that review. The MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                 provided a Recommended Action priority to keep the project alive for the
                                                                                                                                                                                 local review process. The MSRT was concerned that ranking this a Do
                                                                                                                                                                                 Not Fund for mainstem systemwide funding could have negative
                                                                                                                                                                                 ramifications in the local review.




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Proposal                Title                    Sponsor              FY07 Req      FY08 Req      FY09 Req     Budget       Program         Monitoring      Prioritization                          MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                  July 27
Number                                                                                                        Category      Priority      Component/Foc       Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Final
                                                                                                                                            al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MSRT           MSRT           MSRT                                                                                           Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ISRP           Recom.         Recom.         Recom.                                                                                              #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Comment          FY2007         FY2008         FY2009                                  MSRT Budget Comment
200718700   Use of Mainstem Habitats by     Pacific Northwest     $     144,910 $     166,255 $     100,033              Research         3               Recommended        This proposal would address critical uncertainties identified by the LTWG. Fundable            $        -     $        -     $        -                                                                                         67
            Juvenile Pacific Lamprey        National Laboratory                                                                                           Action             This is a High Priority issue that is being addresses by several proposals.
            (Lampetra tridentata)                                                                                                                                            These proposals should be reviewed as a group to determine the priorities
                                                                                                                                                                             for this funding cycle.
200719700   Evaluating the sublethal        Northwest Fisheries   $     336,400 $     354,000 $     366,000              Research         9               Recommended        Some MSRT members expressed concern about in-lieu issues with water Response                   $        -     $        -     $        -                                                                                         59
            impacts of current use          Science Center                                                                                                Action             quality regulators. Some MSRT members question the management               requested
            pesticides on the                                                                                                                                                application of this information. BPA would like to see an increased cost
            environmental health of                                                                                                                                          share for this project.
            salmonids in the Columbia
            River Basin.
200719800   Next Steps in Subbasin          Confederated          $     382,432 $     420,675 $     462,742 Basinwide    Research         12              High Priority      This proposal would tie many of the existing models (EDT, AHA, QHA,      Not fundable          $        -     $        -     $        - The MSRT adopted a principal that ISRP Not Fundable proposals were not going to be      62
            Planning: Umatilla Pilot        Tribes of the                                                                                                                    Mainstem and estuarine passage models) for planning efforts for the next                                                                included in the budget balance exercise.
            Project                         Umatilla Indian                                                                                                                  round of subbasin planning. One MSRT member believes this proposal
                                            Reservation                                                                                                                      should be a Recommended Action at this time.

200720000   Idaho Subbasin Planning and     Idaho Department      $     139,489 $     146,464 $     153,787              Coordination/Su Data Mgmt        Recommended        There may be duplication with other data management projects.               Fundable           $        -     $        -     $        -                                                                                         33
            Comprehensive Wildlife          of Fish & Game                                                               pport                            Action             Consideration of this projects should be made in the discussion of
            Conservation Strategy                                                                                                                                            Streamnet role and function. BPA responsibility should also be
            (CWCS) Data Distribution                                                                                                                                         considered. The project calls for coordination to insure consistency with
            System                                                                                                                                                           regional needs and eventual data portal. More groundwork may be
                                                                                                                                                                             necessary before funding the project.
200721300   Assessing Recruitment Failure US Geological           $     547,057 $     773,105 $     727,882              Research         2               Recommended        The sturgeon proposals should be reviewed together. The results of the      Fundable in        $        -     $        -     $        -                                                                                         66
            Across White Sturgeon          Survey (USGS) -                                                                                                Action             current sturgeon workshop would help in prioritizing the sturgeon           part
            Populations: Differences in    Cook                                                                                                                              proposals. A comprehensive management plan for sturgeon is a High
            Prey Availability and Physical                                                                                                                                   Priority need.
            Habitat Among Areas with
            Consistent, Inconsistent, and
            no Annual Recruitment to Age-
            1

200721600   Pacific Northwest Aquatic       Pacific Northwest     $      19,718 $      28,718 $      28,718 Basinwide    Research         12              High Priority      This proposal should be rolled into the PNAMP coordination proposal         Admin (see     $       19,718 $       28,718 $       28,718                                                                                         61
            Monitoring Partnership-Fish     Aquatic Monitoring                                                                                                               (project number 200400200). It is confusing why these tasks and costs       comments)
            Population Monitoring (FPM)--   Partnership                                                                                                                      would not be included in the coordinator project.
            RME Design and Protocols.       (PNAMP)
            Programmatic and
            Standardized Work Products
            for PNW and the Columbia
            Basin
200721800   Development of single           Idaho Department      $      60,689 $      25,392 $          -               Research         7               Recommended        There are two projects addressing this issue. This project is focused in                       $        -     $        -     $        -                                                                                       59, 58
            nucleotide polymorphism         of Fish & Game                                                                                                Action             the Kootenai system but coordinates with other projects. If this project
            (SNPs) genetic markers                                                                                                                                           were funded it should be closely coordinated with project number
            diagnostic between coastal                                                                                                                                       200717500.
            rainbow trout and interior
            redband trout
200722300   Genetic characteristics and     US Fish & Wildlife    $     400,298 $     404,786 $     395,429 Basinwide    Monitoring and   Bull Trout      High Priority      There are several bull trout monitoring projects proposed here that provide Not fundable       $        -     $        -     $        - The MSRT adopted a principal that ISRP Not Fundable proposals were not going to be      41
            movement patterns of bull       Service (USFWS)                                                              Evaluation                                          good coverage of the basin. Other bull trout monitoring projects are                                                                    included in the budget balance exercise.
            trout populations between                                                                                                                                        proposed in the local subbasin processes. The MSRT would like to see a
            Chief Joseph and McNary                                                                                                                                          comprehensive picture of what bull trout monitoring is being funded
            Dams, within the Columbia                                                                                                                                        throughout the basin to insure there is a common strategy for monitoring
            Cascade and Columbia                                                                                                                                             bull trout (consistent with the MSRT desire to see a coordinated plan for
            Plateau Provinces                                                                                                                                                monitoring salmon and steelhead). Basic monitoring and evaluation for
                                                                                                                                                                             bull trout is a Core Program activity, the additional research activities in
                                                                                                                                                                             some of the bull trout projects are a lesser priority.


200722700   Rapid DNA Profiling of        Pacific Northwest       $     213,250 $     232,194 $      66,755              Research         6               Recommended        No comments.                                                                Not fundable       $        -     $        -     $        -                                                                                         57
            Hatchery and Wild Salmon      National Laboratory                                                                                             Action
            Stocks with Single Nucleotide
            Polymorphism (SNP) Profiling

200723000   Selective Gear Demonstration Washington Sea           $      50,697 $      53,716 $      35,028              Research         6               Recommended        Tribal members of the MSRT expressed their concern about selective          Not fundable       $        -     $        -     $        -                                                                                         58
            Project: Reef Net Fishing    Grant Program                                                                                                    Action             harvest. This may potentially be considered a conservation action in the
            Gear for Lower Columbia                                                                                                                                          2006 Biological Opinion.
            River Commercial Salmon
            Fishery




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Proposal                 Title                     Sponsor               FY07 Req      FY08 Req       FY09 Req     Budget       Program         Monitoring       Prioritization                           MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                    July 27
Number                                                                                                            Category      Priority      Component/Foc        Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Final
                                                                                                                                                al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 MSRT         MSRT         MSRT                                                                                                   Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ISRP      Recom.       Recom.       Recom.                                                                                                      #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Comment     FY2007       FY2008       FY2009                                    MSRT Budget Comment
200723600   Strategic Adaptation of the       Portland State         $     490,430 $     491,812 $      477,808              Research         2                Do Not Fund        There is an economic analyses contained in this proposal that would be          Fundable      $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                                 59
            Federal Columbia River            University                                                                                                                          suited for an IEAB review. The hydrologic model appears to be a
            Power System to Climate                                                                                                                                               reinvention of the wheel. The aspect of looking at climate change is on the
            Variability and Change                                                                                                                                                mark and is included in the Council's work plan to include in power
                                                                                                                                                                                  planning in the near future. The proposal will rely on a one dimensional
                                                                                                                                                                                  temperature model and a new reservoir operations model that are not
                                                                                                                                                                                  consistent with what the regional managers have agreed with.

200723800   Providing Services to Assist      Steven Vigg &          $      74,027 $      74,027 $       74,026              Coordination/Su Data Mgmt         Do Not Fund        No comments.                                                                    Response      $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                                 33
            Record Keeping of Over the        Company                                                                        pport                                                                                                                                requested
            Bank Sales in Zone 6 Tribal
            Fisheries
200724900   Evaluation of Live Capture,       Colville               $     394,600 $     254,800 $      264,000              Research         6                Recommended        Tribal members of the MSRT expressed their concern about selective         Fundable           $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                                 58
            Selective Fishing Gear            Confederated                                                                                                     Action             harvest. This may potentially be considered a conservation action in the   (Qualified)
                                              Tribes                                                                                                                              2006 Biological Opinion. This project is tied to the Chief Joseph Hatchery
                                                                                                                                                                                  project for collection of brood stock.
200725000   Genetic Evaluation of Chinook Idaho Department           $ 1,287,711 $       959,465 $      966,814              Research         1                Recommended        This project adds a genetic analysis component to the existing ISS study                      $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                                 48
            Salmon Supplementation in     of Fish and Game /                                                                                                   Action             in response to a recent ISRP review. Moved from local province review.
            Idaho Rivers                  Nez Perce Tribe                                                                                                                         This project should be grouped with similar efforts to insure no
                                                                                                                                                                                  redundancy and appropriate priorities. The underlying research into
                                                                                                                                                                                  reproductive success of salmon and steelhead is a Core Program need.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Which projects should be funded to address the critical management
                                                                                                                                                                                  questions cannot be determined by the MSRT. The new reproductive
                                                                                                                                                                                  success projects are ranked Recommended Action. Although this
                                                                                                                                                                                  information is understood as a high priority need, how each of these
                                                                                                                                                                                  projects are addressing specific management questions needs to be
                                                                                                                                                                                  explained.


200725200   Multi-scale assessment of         Confederated           $     226,306 $     195,372 $      178,888              Research         3                Recommended        Comparison of this project with other projects focused on hyporheic flow        Fundable      $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                                 54
            hyporheic flow, temperature       Tribes of the                                                                                                    Action             should be performed. Some members of the MSRT felt this should be               (Qualified)
            and fish distribution in          Umatilla Indian                                                                                                                     ranked higher. The benefits of restoring this basic and pervasive limiting
            Columbia River Tributaries        Reservation                                                                                                                         factor for salmonid survival is clear, few correlate studies (similar ecotype
                                                                                                                                                                                  and basin hydrography) exist to compare appropriately.

200725300   Monitoring of Adult               Nez Perce Tribe /      $     505,083 $     458,274 $      365,394 Basinwide    Monitoring and   Adult abundance High Priority       This proposal raises the question of how much monitoring we require and Fundable              $        -   $        -   $        - This is an important project, but under the current funding environment this new start          37
            Abundance and Spatial             Idaho Department                                                               Evaluation                                           intend to perform across the basin and how to distribute that monitoring. (Qualified)                                              project should be delayed until additional funding is identified. This may be an important
            Distribution for Snake River      of Fish and Game                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       project for recovery monitoring and BiOp implementation monitoring.
            Spring/Summer Chinook
            Salmon ESU Populations
200725400   StreamNet Support and             Pacific States         $     155,818 $     163,609 $      171,789 Basinwide    Coordination/Su Data Mgmt         see Streamnet      Include in Streamnet review.                                                    Response      $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                                 32
            Services for Conservation and     Marine Fisheries                                                               pport                             comments                                                                                           requested
            Recovery Data Needs               Commission
                                              (PSMFC)
200725600   Physical and Biological           Natural Solutions      $     251,546 $     330,691 $           -               Research         3                Recommended        This project should be considered within the USACE AFEP research                Fundable      $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                               53, 64
            Testing of a Flow Velocity                                                                                                                         Action             process. The effort is mainly focused at mainstem federal dams in the far
            Enhancement System                                                                                                                                                    forebay to entrain fish prior to the confused currents directly in front of the
                                                                                                                                                                                  dams. This request is for phase one of the evaluation. This work needs
                                                                                                                                                                                  to be well coordinated with other passage improvement projects to insure
                                                                                                                                                                                  no overlap and integration with other research efforts by the USACE.



200725800   Development of reliable ESU- University of Idaho         $     938,732 $     958,585 $      979,035              Monitoring and   1                Recommended        This is an alternative sampling methodology from PIT tags for estimating        Response      $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                                 44
            specific estimates of                                                                                            Evaluation                        Action             escapement through the hydrosystem. The intent of the project overlaps          requested
            escapement, harvest, and                                                                                                                                              with existing studies. It is unlikely that radio telemetry data could be used
            straying for adult anadromous                                                                                                                                         to estimate harvest information as the sponsor suggests.
            salmonids migrating through
            the Federal Columbia River
            Power System.

200726100   Habitat effectiveness survey      Pacific Biodiversity   $      79,240 $          -   $          -               Research         Subbasin         Subbasin           This project evaluates historic distribution of beaver habitat and will                       $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                                 70
            of existing, historical, and      Institute                                                                                                                           transplant beaver into suitable habitat as a restoration action. This project
            potential beaver habitat in the                                                                                                                                       would be more appropriately reviewed in the subbasin process. This is an
            Upper Columbia Basin,                                                                                                                                                 on-the-ground project occurring wholly in the Methow subbasin.
            Methow Subbasin
200726200   Enhanced Landscape                Pacific Northwest      $     295,911 $     306,851 $      291,753              Research         3                Do Not Fund        More cost share would be appropriate with this project. The purpose of          Response      $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                               55, 63
            Classifcation to Improve          National Laboratory                                                                                                                 the model goes beyond BPA responsibilities. With the completion of              requested
            Assessment of Conservation                                                                                                                                            Subbasin Plans and comprehensive subbasin assessments, this project
            Restoration and Mitigation                                                                                                                                            seems out of sync with the Program implementation.
            Projects




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Proposal                 Title                     Sponsor              FY07 Req      FY08 Req       FY09 Req     Budget       Program         Monitoring       Prioritization                           MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                    July 27
Number                                                                                                           Category      Priority      Component/Foc        Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Final
                                                                                                                                               al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MSRT         MSRT         MSRT                                                                                                 Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ISRP      Recom.       Recom.       Recom.                                                                                                    #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Comment       FY2007       FY2008       FY2009                                   MSRT Budget Comment
200726700   Probabilistic Monitoring of the   Interagency           $     835,391 $ 1,076,591 $ 1,076,591                   Monitoring and   5a               Recommended        Although monitoring is a high priority throughout the CRB, a concerted           Not fundable   $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                               44
            Status and Trends of Habitat,     Committee (IAC)                                                               Evaluation                        Action             effort is needed to prioritize what to monitor and where during the 2007-
            Water Quality, and Fish                                                                                                                                              2009 period.
            Presence in the Washington
            Portion of the Columbia River
            Basin
200727300   Evaluate the effects of           Pacific Northwest     $     163,547 $     210,086 $      193,557              Research         3                Recommended        This project should probably be funded by Idaho Power Company and                               $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                               53
            hyporheic exchange on egg         National Laboratory                                                                                             Action             considered in the FERC relicensing process. Any recommendations as a
            pocket water temperature in                                                                                                                                          result of this project would have to be implemented by IPC.
            Snake River fall Chinook
            salmon spawning areas
200727500   Impact of American shad in   Columbia River             $     278,736 $     360,313 $      365,160              Research         10               Recommended        The members of the MSRT feel that this is an important management                Fundable       $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                               60
            the Columbia River           Research                                                                                                             Action             question.
                                         Laboratory
200728000   Columbia River Basin Journal Intermountain              $     105,000 $     100,000 $      100,000              Coordination/Su Research          Do Not Fund        Service could be provided by existing projects (i.e., Streamnet library).        Fundable       $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                               23
                                         Communications                                                                     pport           Support                              There was disagreement among the MSRT on the value of this service.              (Qualified)
                                                                                                                                                                                 Journal publications are generally available on-line on various websites,
                                                                                                                                                                                 this proposal would bring access to those publications into one location.

200728100   Washington Salmonid               Washington            $     512,000 $     334,000 $      364,000 Basinwide    Monitoring and   Adult abundance High Priority       It appears that this project is well coordinated with existing CSMEP and  Not fundable          $        -   $        -   $        - The MSRT adopted a principal that ISRP Not Fundable proposals were not going to be            38
            Abundance and Productivity        Department of Fish                                                            Evaluation                                           PNAMP processes. The amount of monitoring, and the location of that                                                                  included in the budget balance exercise. This is an important project, but under the
            Monitoring Framework              and Wildlife                                                                                                                       monitoring, will have to be evaluated as a package. Some MSRT                                                                        current funding environment this new start project should be delayed until additional
                                              (WDFW)                                                                                                                             members are hesitant to rank these proposals until the monitoring                                                                    funding is identified. This may be an important project for recovery monitoring and BiOp
                                                                                                                                                                                 framework is established to be able to have a defined regional monitoring                                                            implementation monitoring.
                                                                                                                                                                                 need, evaluate the gaps, and compare and prioritize the monitoring
                                                                                                                                                                                 projects against each other. One member stated that this effort needs to
                                                                                                                                                                                 have dedicated ESA funding and be a joint tribal, federal, and state
                                                                                                                                                                                 initiative.

200728700   Delivering Reliable Fish          Pacific Northwest     $     537,283 $     497,028 $      507,119 Basinwide    Coordination/Su Fish Passage      Fish passage       The fish and wildlife managers believe that this project would not address Response             $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                               30
            Passage Information for           National Laboratory                                                           pport           Monitoring        monitoring         their needs.                                                               requested
            Hydrosystem Management
200729100   Developing and Assessing          Washington            $      55,330 $          -   $          -               Research         12               Recommended        The MSRT is reviewing this proposal on the basis of protocol                                    $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                             61, 68
            Freshwater Mussel                 Department of Fish                                                                                              Action             development.
            Distribution, Abundance and       and Wildlife
            Life History Survey Methods in    (WDFW)
            the Columbia Basin in
            Washington.
200729200   Effectiveness Monitoring of In-   US Forest Service  $         63,973 $      61,558 $           -               Research         Subbasin         Subbasin           This project will monitor the response of juvenile fish populations to rearing                  $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                               70
            Stream Habitat Restoration in     (USFS) - Pacific                                                                                                                   habitat restoration actions. This project would be more appropriately
            the Lower Entiat Basin at         Northwest Research                                                                                                                 reviewed in the subbasin process. This is an on-the-ground project
            Microhabitat and Reach            Station                                                                                                                            occurring wholly in the Entiat subbasin.
            Scales
200729400   Control of BKD by Inactivation    Northwest Fisheries   $     223,694 $     238,875 $      251,359              Research         1                Recommended        This project addresses a High Priority issue within the basin hatcheries. It Fundable           $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                               46
            of the Renibacterium              Science Center                                                                                                  Action             is unclear to the MSRT if this project is the one to address this issue. The
            salmoninarum Sortase                                                                                                                                                 ISRP review should help in the final determination of technical merits for
            Enzyme as an Alternative to                                                                                                                                          this project. This proposal should be reviewed with all hatchery reform or
            Antibiotics                                                                                                                                                          hatchery research projects.

200729700   Effect of Elevated Water          Abernathy Fish        $     138,396 $     157,998 $      158,158              Research         2                Recommended        The MSRT is not certain that a laboratory study to evaluate these survival Not fundable         $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                               41
            Temperature and Gas               Tech. Center                                                                                                    Action             parameters is appropriate. It is also not clear that results of this study
            Supersaturation on Bull Trout                                                                                                                                        would guide management action.
            Reproduction and Growth.

200729900   Investigation of the Relative  Oregon Department $            466,730 $     409,178 $      395,072              Research         1                Recommended        Moved from local province review. This project should be grouped with                           $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                               50
            Reproductive Success of        of Fish & Wildlife                                                                                                 Action             similar efforts to insure no redundancy and appropriate priorities. The
            Stray Hatchery and Wild        (ODFW)                                                                                                                                underlying research into reproductive success of salmon and steelhead is
            Steelhead and the Influence of                                                                                                                                       a Core Program need. Which projects should be funded to address the
            Hatchery Strays on Natural                                                                                                                                           critical management questions cannot be determined by the MSRT. The
            Productivity in the Deschutes                                                                                                                                        new reproductive success projects are ranked Recommended Action.
            River Subbasin                                                                                                                                                       Although this information is understood as a high priority need, how each
                                                                                                                                                                                 of these projects are addressing specific management questions needs to
                                                                                                                                                                                 be explained.

200730000   Fish Passage Technical            Columbia River Inter- $ 1,555,069 $ 1,602,717 $ 1,651,390 Basinwide           Coordination/Su Fish Passage      Fish passage       The fish and wildlife managers believe that this project may meet their          Response       $        -   $        -   $        -                                                                                               29
            Services Project                  Tribal Fish                                                                   pport           Monitoring        monitoring         needs. See February 16, 2006 FPAC memo for articulation of fish and              requested
                                              Commission                                                                                                                         wildlife manager needs. These functions are Core Program activities.
                                              (CRITFC)                                                                                                                           The MSRT recommends that a group should be formed that would
                                                                                                                                                                                 develop the criteria for evaluating projects to serve fish passage
                                                                                                                                                                                 monitoring functions for FY 2007-2009.




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Proposal                 Title                   Sponsor              FY07 Req      FY08 Req      FY09 Req     Budget       Program         Monitoring      Prioritization                          MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                                                                                       July 27
Number                                                                                                        Category      Priority      Component/Foc       Category                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Final
                                                                                                                                            al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MSRT            MSRT            MSRT                                                                                             Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ISRP          Recom.          Recom.          Recom.                                                                                                #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Comment           FY2007          FY2008          FY2009                                    MSRT Budget Comment
200731300   Expanded Acquisition and        Pacific States       $      148,844 $     156,287 $     164,201 Basinwide    Coordination/Su Data Mgmt        see Streamnet      Include in Streamnet review.                                                 Not fundable       $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                         32
            Display of Fish (Initially      Marine Fisheries                                                             pport                            comments
            Anadromous Salmonids)           Commission
            Harvest Data in the             (PSMFC)
            StreamNet Database
200731400   Regional Consolidation of       Pacific States       $      238,514 $     250,440 $     262,964 Basinwide    Coordination/Su Data Mgmt        see Streamnet      Include in Streamnet review.                                                 Not fundable       $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                         32
            Habitat Restoration Project     Marine Fisheries                                                             pport                            comments
            Information From Multiple       Commission
            Funding Sources with            (PSMFC)
            Dissemination Through the
            StreamNet Website
200732100   Data Management for System      Columbia Basin Fish $ 1,531,414 $ 1,531,414 $ 1,531,414 Basinwide            Coordination/Su Fish Passage     Core Program       The fish and wildlife managers believe that this project may meet their      Response       $ 1,500,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 1,500,000 The MSRT identified this proposal as best meeting the language in the 2003 Mainstem 29, 28, 43
            Operations                      & Wildlife Authority                                                         pport           Monitoring                          needs. See February 16, 2006 FPAC memo for articulation of fish and          requested                                          Amendment. Tasks within the three fish passage monitoring projects (199105100,
                                            (CBFWA)                                                                                                                          wildlife manager needs. These functions are Core Program activities.                                                            199601900, and 200732100) need to be well coordinated to avoid duplication. The Fish
                                                                                                                                                                             The MSRT recommends that a group should be formed that would                                                                    Passage Oversight Board needs to convene to review the three fish passage monitoring
                                                                                                                                                                             develop the criteria for evaluating projects to serve fish passage                                                              projects and provide guidance to the projects.
                                                                                                                                                                             monitoring functions for FY 2007-2009. One member suggested
                                                                                                                                                                             incorporating this task into the CSMEP project.

200732200   Ecosystem Economics Model David Evans and            $      425,919 $     143,650 $          -               Research         11              Recommended        This is the only project that addresses cost effectiveness of actions                           $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                       60, 62
            for Willamette Basin         Associates, Inc.                                                                                                 Action             proposed for the FY07-09 process. The proposal builds out from existing
            Restoration and Conservation                                                                                                                                     biological technical infrastructure that was developed for subbasin
                                                                                                                                                                             planning and recovery planning.
200732300   Investigate genetic parentage Idaho Department       $      406,964 $     422,191 $     438,030 Basinwide    Research         7               High Priority      This technique would fill gaps in managing steelhead in Idaho (TRT        Not fundable          $        -      $        -      $          - The MSRT adopted a principal that ISRP Not Fundable proposals were not going to be      58
            analysis techniques to        of Fish & Game                                                                                                                     inputs), where adult traps are not being used. The technique would have                                                                      included in the budget balance exercise.
            estimate spawner abundance                                                                                                                                       to be evaluated for cost effectiveness against other sampling methods,
            in ESA-listed steelhead                                                                                                                                          once it was developed. The ability to provide an inexpensive technique to
            populations                                                                                                                                                      fill this gap is a High Priority need across the basin. One members
                                                                                                                                                                             suggested that PNAMP will be providing similar information as part of
                                                                                                                                                                             protocol review, publication, gap analysis and possible side/side
                                                                                                                                                                             comparison. This project could be sequenced as a pilot study once
                                                                                                                                                                             PNAMP provides clearer direction.

200732600   Monitoring of juvenile and      Washington           $ 1,622,780 $ 1,679,576 $ 1,738,338 Basinwide           Coordination/Su Fish Passage     Fish passage       The fish and wildlife managers believe that this project may meet their      Response           $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                         29
            adult salmonid survival         Department of Fish                                                           pport           Monitoring       monitoring         needs. See February 16, 2006 FPAC memo for articulation of fish and          requested
            through the Federal Columbia    and Wildlife                                                                                                                     wildlife manager needs. These functions are Core Program activities.
            River Power System              (WDFW)                                                                                                                           The MSRT recommends that a group should be formed that would
                                                                                                                                                                             develop the criteria for evaluating projects to serve fish passage
                                                                                                                                                                             monitoring functions for FY 2007-2009.

200732700   Compilation of Location-        Pacific States       $      192,720 $     202,356 $     212,474 Basinwide    Coordination/Su Data Mgmt        see Streamnet      Include in Streamnet review.                                                 Response           $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                         32
            Specific Hatchery Release       Marine Fisheries                                                             pport                            comments                                                                                        requested
            Data in Consistent Format       Commission
            Across Agencies by              (PSMFC)
            StreamNet
200733200   Mititgation of marine-derived   Idaho Department     $      351,037 $     360,084 $     367,509              Research         Subbasin        Subbasin           This is a pilot project to develop a technique for mitigating for loss of                       $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                         70
            nutrient loss in the Boise-     of Fish & Game                                                                                                                   marine derived nutrients in anadromous streams. This issue was
            Payette-Weiser subbasin.                                                                                                                                         addressed in a previous Council innovative project solicitation. This
                                                                                                                                                                             project would be more appropriately reviewed in the subbasin process.
                                                                                                                                                                             This is an on-the-ground project occurring wholly in the Middle Snake
                                                                                                                                                                             Province. BPA would expect to see significant cost share in this study
                                                                                                                                                                             area.
200733300   Timing and survival of PIT      Columbia River Inter- $     151,659 $     148,120 $     151,214 Basinwide    Monitoring and   Smolt passage   High Priority      This project would cost share with existing projects to PIT tag Fall Chinook Fundable       $       151,659 $       148,120 $       151,214 The MSRT believes that the benefits received compared to the proposed costs, makes       43
            tagged juvenile fall Chinook    Tribal Fish                                                                  Evaluation                                          in the Hanford Reach for survival rates and SARs. Possible budget            (Qualified)                                                    this project a higher priority.
            from the Hanford Reach.         Commission                                                                                                                       reductions if PIT tag costs were covered in other project(s). This is the
                                            (CRITFC)                                                                                                                         last healthy component of mainstem spawners and there is not currently a
                                                                                                                                                                             long term tagging effort in place for this keystone stock. One member
                                                                                                                                                                             suggested cost share by Pacific Salmon commission, since much of the
                                                                                                                                                                             impact on this stock is by Alaska and Canadian fisheries.

200733500   Migration and homing ecology Northwest Fisheries     $      395,168 $     420,483 $     426,565              Research         1               Recommended        The MSRT would like to see better integration with project number                               $        -      $        -      $          -                                                                                       47, 45
            of supplemented and wild     Science Center                                                                                                   Action             199305600. This project would build on existing YKFP efforts to get
            spring Chinook salmon.                                                                                                                                           better and more specific information on release information and carcass
                                                                                                                                                                             location post-spawning. Some MSRT members see this work as very
                                                                                                                                                                             redundant with the YKFP project and recommend a Do Not Fund. This
                                                                                                                                                                             proposal should be reviewed with all hatchery reform or hatchery research
                                                                                                                                                                             projects.




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Proposal                 Title                     Sponsor              FY07 Req      FY08 Req       FY09 Req     Budget       Program         Monitoring      Prioritization                          MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                             July 27
Number                                                                                                           Category      Priority      Component/Foc       Category                                                                                                                                                                                 Final
                                                                                                                                               al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                                  MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MSRT         MSRT         MSRT                                          Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ISRP       Recom.       Recom.       Recom.                                             #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Comment      FY2007       FY2008       FY2009       MSRT Budget Comment
200733600   Effects of short-term flow        Oak Ridge National   $      129,646 $     164,968 $      188,194              Research         2               Recommended        This is a load following study at mainstem Snake River dams where load          Fundable       $        -   $        -   $        -                                         51
            fluctuations on salmon            Laboratory                                                                                                     Action             following is not currently allowed because these projects are held within
            migration                                                                                                                                                           one foot of minimum operating pool (MOP) during fish migration season.
                                                                                                                                                                                A significant policy shift would have to occur to implement results from this
                                                                                                                                                                                study due to current MOP operations.

200735200   Feasibility Study and             Steven Vigg &        $      163,090 $     102,290 $       92,489              Coordination/Su Data Mgmt        Do Not Fund        No comments.                                                                    Fundable       $        -   $        -   $        -                                         33
            Implementation of a System-       Company                                                                       pport                                                                                                                               (Qualified)
            wide Conservation
            Enforcement Web-Based
            Data Center
200735300   Quantitative and effective        Columbia River Inter- $     155,531 $     145,380 $      145,380              Monitoring and   1               Recommended        With the significant investment we are expending in collecting data, this       Response       $        -   $        -   $        -                                         38
            analysis of Columbia River        Tribal Fish                                                                   Evaluation                       Action             project could help in interpreting important parts of that data.                requested
            Chinook salmon                    Commission
            (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)        (CRITFC)
            and steelhead (O. mykiss)
            population viability.

200735500   Determining the Accuracy of       Washington           $      100,192 $      83,798 $       87,990              Research         12              Recommended        This is a comparison of accuracies for techniques. This proposal should                        $        -   $        -   $        -                                         61
            Adult Coho Salmon                 Department of Fish                                                                                             Action             be guided by PNAMP and CSMEP. Application of the technique should
            Population Estimates from a       and Wildlife                                                                                                                      be proposed and funded under a separate proposal.
            Random, Spatially Balanced        (WDFW)
            design using Area-Under-the-
            Curve
200735800   Estimating the detection          US Forest Service    $      342,912 $     294,702 $      309,731              Research         12              Recommended        The need for this type of work will be determined in the PNAMP and              Fundable       $        -   $        -   $        -                                         62
            efficiency of snorkeling for      (USFS) - Rocky Mt                                                                                              Action             CSMEP projects developing standardized sampling protocols. Several
            detecting anadromous              Research Station                                                                                                                  MSRT members felt that their agencies/tribes had addressed this need
            salmonid parr                                                                                                                                                       (accuracy and precision of snorkel estimates). The project sponsor
                                                                                                                                                                                remained skeptical that this was the case and that there remained a
                                                                                                                                                                                regional need for this work. The ISRP should comment on the utility and
                                                                                                                                                                                purported uniqueness of the proposed methodology. The final CSMEP
                                                                                                                                                                                report may speak to the need for this type of study.


200735900   Application and enhancement       US Forest Service                                                             Research         12              Recommended        This project would attempt to connect habitat actions with effectiveness                       $        -   $        -   $        -                                         62
            of monitoring protocols for       (USFS) - Pacific                                                                                               Action             monitoring.
            assessing productivity and        Northwest Research
            watershed condition in            Station
            headwater subcatchments of
            the John Day subbasin

200736000   Columbia River/Cowlitz River      Steward and          $      438,881 $     410,542 $      410,542              Research         7               Recommended        This project provides an assessment of eulachon population status and                          $        -   $        -   $        -                                         59
            Eulachon Research and             Associates                                                                                                     Action             distribution in the lower Columbia River. Some MSRT members would
            Monitoring Plan (ERMP)                                                                                                                                              like to see the focus on limiting factors emphasized in this proposal with a
                                                                                                                                                                                reduction in other efforts within the proposal.
200736400   Determining the effects of        Columbia River       $      711,105 $     760,883 $      814,145              Research         2               Recommended        This proposal should be evaluated with other load following studies.         Fundable          $        -   $        -   $        -                                         51
            load following on reservoir       Research                                                                                                       Action
            hydraulics and migration          Laboratory
            behavior of juvenile
            salmonids.
200737000   Methods of Applying Salmon        The B. Taylor Group $       110,000 $     110,000 $           -               Research         1               Do Not Fund        This proposal was inadequate to determine merit and no ties to specific                        $        -   $        -   $        -                                         47
            Timing Mechanisms to Wild         LLC                                                                                                                               guidance documents were provided.
            and Hatchery Fish
            Management
200737100   Documentation of food-web         Columbia River       $      209,774 $     232,226 $      105,146              Research         10              Recommended        No comments.                                                                                   $        -   $        -   $        -                                       60, 66
            linkages in the mainstem          Research                                                                                                       Action
            Columbia River towards            Laboratory
            understanding the role of
            invasive species and
            establishing a baseline trophic
            state
200737400   Investigating Juvenile            bluefish.org         $       10,000 $          -   $          -               Research         2               Do Not Fund        Although this proposal poses an interesting question, it does not provide       Not fundable   $        -   $        -   $        -                                         50
            Salmonid Mortality Associated                                                                                                                                       enough detail to evaluate nor does funding appear adequate to complete
            with Lock Flushing                                                                                                                                                  the study. Evaluation of salmonid survival through the locks is not called
                                                                                                                                                                                for in any guidance documents. A more complete proposal should be
                                                                                                                                                                                developed for the AFEP process.

200737500   Does the Decline of Idaho's       bluefish.org         $       10,000 $          -   $          -               Research         Subbasin        Subbasin           This project investigates the impacts of the elimination of sockeye salmon                     $        -   $        -   $        -                                         71
            Sockeye Salmon Correlate                                                                                                                                            from the ecological function of Idaho subbasins. This project would be
            with a Mountain Beetle                                                                                                                                              more appropriately reviewed in the subbasin process. This is an on-the-
            Infestation?                                                                                                                                                        ground project occurring in the Upper Snake province.




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Proposal                Title                    Sponsor          FY07 Req      FY08 Req       FY09 Req     Budget       Program       Monitoring      Prioritization                         MSRT General Comments                                                                                                                          July 27
Number                                                                                                     Category      Priority    Component/Foc       Category                                                                                                                                                                             Final
                                                                                                                                       al Theme                                                                                                                                                                                              MSRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MSRT         MSRT         MSRT                                          Rec Page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ISRP      Recom.       Recom.       Recom.                                             #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Comment       FY2007       FY2008       FY2009       MSRT Budget Comment
200737700   Cooler Temperatures for     bluefish.org          $      10,000 $          -   $          -               Research       3               Do Not Fund        The USACE evaluated discharges from Brownlee, as well as previous           Not fundable   $        -   $        -   $        -                                         53
            Federally Controlled                                                                                                                                        Battelle studies. This issue is being addressed through FERC relicensing.
            Reservoirs
200737800   Investigating Reservoir     bluefish.org          $      10,000 $          -   $          -               Research       Dam Removal     Do Not Fund        This proposal investigates a pre-dam removal activity. Not likely a BPA     Not fundable   $        -   $        -   $        -                                         71
            Sediment Concerns of a                                                                                                                                      obligation.
            Restored Free-Flowing Lower
            Snake River
200737900   Surveying Jobs that Depend bluefish.org           $      10,000 $          -   $          -               Research       Dam Removal     Do Not Fund        This is a FY 2007-2009 funding cycle. Currently there is no pending        Not fundable    $        -   $        -   $        -                                         71
            on the Existence of Lower                                                                                                                                   legislation for authorization of dam removal. Some of these questions
            Snake River Reservoirs                                                                                                                                      were addressed in the Lower Snake River Feasibility Study. If
                                                                                                                                                                        authorization was granted for dam removal, the most likely funding source
                                                                                                                                                                        for this type of activity would be through Congressional appropriations to
                                                                                                                                                                        the USACE. Review of this type of work would more appropriately be
                                                                                                                                                                        performed by the IEAB.
200738000   Keeping Irrigators Whole in    bluefish.org       $      10,000 $          -   $          -               Research       Dam Removal     Do Not Fund        This is a FY 2007-2009 funding cycle. Currently there is no pending        Not fundable    $        -   $        -   $        -                                         71
            the Event of Reservoir                                                                                                                                      legislation for authorization of dam removal. Some of these questions
            Removal                                                                                                                                                     were addressed in the Lower Snake River Feasibility Study. If
                                                                                                                                                                        authorization was granted for dam removal, the most likely funding source
                                                                                                                                                                        for this type of activity would be through Congressional appropriations to
                                                                                                                                                                        the USACE. Review of this type of work would more appropriately be
                                                                                                                                                                        performed by the IEAB.


200738300   Keeping Commodity Shippers bluefish.org           $      10,000 $          -   $          -               Research       Dam Removal     Do Not Fund        This is a FY 2007-2009 funding cycle. Currently there is no pending        Not fundable    $        -   $        -   $        -                                         72
            Whole in the Event of                                                                                                                                       legislation for authorization of dam removal. Some of these questions
            Reservoir Removal                                                                                                                                           were addressed in the Lower Snake River Feasibility Study. If
                                                                                                                                                                        authorization was granted for dam removal, the most likely funding source
                                                                                                                                                                        for this type of activity would be through Congressional appropriations to
                                                                                                                                                                        the USACE. Review of this type of work would more appropriately be
                                                                                                                                                                        performed by the IEAB.

200738400   Reducing the Cost of           bluefish.org       $      10,000 $          -   $          -               Research       Dam Removal     Do Not Fund        This is a FY 2007-2009 funding cycle. Currently there is no pending        Not fundable    $        -   $        -   $        -                                         72
            Reservoir Removal                                                                                                                                           legislation for authorization of dam removal. Some of these questions
                                                                                                                                                                        were addressed in the Lower Snake River Feasibility Study. If
                                                                                                                                                                        authorization was granted for dam removal, the most likely funding source
                                                                                                                                                                        for this type of activity would be through Congressional appropriations to
                                                                                                                                                                        the USACE. Review of this type of work would more appropriately be
                                                                                                                                                                        performed by the IEAB.


200738500   Investigating Flood Control    bluefish.org       $      10,000 $          -   $          -               Research       2               Do Not Fund        Flood control is a USACE responsibility and there was a very recent study Not fundable     $        -   $        -   $        -                                         51
            Benefits and Flooding Risks of                                                                                                                              out for public comment.
            Federally Controlled Lower
            Snake Dams
200738600   Estimating Bonneville Power bluefish.org          $      10,000 $          -   $          -               Research       Dam Removal     Do Not Fund        This is a FY 2007-2009 funding cycle. Currently there is no pending        Not fundable    $        -   $        -   $        -                                         72
            Administration Revenue                                                                                                                                      legislation for authorization of dam removal. Some of these questions
            Effects in the Event of                                                                                                                                     were addressed in the Lower Snake River Feasibility Study. If
            Reservoir Removal                                                                                                                                           authorization was granted for dam removal, the most likely funding source
                                                                                                                                                                        for this type of activity would be through Congressional appropriations to
                                                                                                                                                                        the USACE. Review of this type of work would more appropriately be
                                                                                                                                                                        performed by the IEAB.

200738800   Fish Passage Data System       Pacific States     $     890,189 $     925,797 $      962,828 Basinwide    Coordination/Su Fish Passage   Fish passage       The fish and wildlife managers believe that this project would not address Fundable        $        -   $        -   $        -                                         30
            (Key Functions Previously      Marine Fisheries                                                           pport           Monitoring     monitoring         their needs. No mechanism for real time delivery of products.
            Performed by the Fish          Commission
            Passage Center)                (PSMFC)




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