Project Summary. The combined Coordinated Information
System (CIS) / Northwest Environmental Database (NED) was renamed
StreamNet in Fiscal Year 1996. The project provides data services
and other technical support for activities associated with the
Northwest Power Planning Council's Northwest Conservation and
Electric Power Plan and Fish and Wildlife Program and for related
planning, policy, and management activities at the state and regional
levels. StreamNet consists of a series of databases and reference
materials concerning anadromous fish, resident fish, wildlife,
and related aquatic resources in the four state Pacific Northwest
region. Included are data on fish production (both natural and
hatchery), fish and wildlife distribution, habitat characteristics
and condition, source material references, stream hydrography,
and other environmental factors. A project data plan identifies
additions and enhancements planned for the future. Tabular information
can be accessed through custom PC-based interfaces and much of
the data is also available using Geographic Information System
(GIS) technology. The StreamNet home page on the World Wide Web
of the Internet debuted in July 1996, showcasing samples of tabular
and graphic data contained in StreamNet. (The home page continues
to be refined and enhanced; in FY 97 the sample data will be replaced
with a far more detailed and comprehensive set of tabular and
graphic data.) Source materials are available through a library
housed and maintained at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish
Commission in Portland, Oregon, a StreamNet partner organization.
StreamNet Goals and Objectives. The overall goal of the
project is to create, maintain, enhance, and provide public access
to a regionally consistent set of fish, wildlife, and related
resource data that is directly applicable to regional policy,
planning, and management. Specific objectives include:
1. Fish and Wildlife Program. Serve as the primary mechanism
for coordinating fish and wildlife data related to the Northwest
Power Planning Council's Fish and Wildlife Program by maintaining
and providing public access to essential existing data, supplying
Program projects with data and computerized maps, serving as a
repository for data collected through these projects, and providing
information services for tracking projects and, ultimately, evaluating
2. Other Fish and Wildlife Initiatives. Provide data and services to activities within the region that are related to the conservation of fish and wildlife resources and that complement the Fish and Wildlife Program, including Endangered Species Act (ESA) activities, regional environmental analyses, tribal resource management, state-level policy and planning, and federal land and resource management agency activities.
Project Organization. The StreamNet project is a cooperative
effort on the part of many organizations involved in the management
of fish and wildlife resources. The project is managed by the
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), under contract
to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The Northwest Power
Planning Council (Council) provides policy oversight. Other agencies
with a contractual commitment to the project include:
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP)
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (Sho-Ban)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Additional agencies that participate in certain aspects of the
project and/or are significant beneficiaries of project products,
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
PSMFC's project management team includes a project manager responsible
for overall project coordination, and a data manager responsible
for overseeing development of the StreamNet data system. Each
participating agency has designated a project coordinator who
serves as the principal contact person within the organization
and is responsible for ensuring that the agency meets its obligations
regarding the project work statement. Much of the actual data
development and compilation occurs at the state level. Project
coordinators within each of the four state fish and wildlife agencies
oversee this and ensure that appropriate state-level data services
are provided. A Steering Committee, consisting of the regional
project management team and coordinators from participating agencies,
provides the principal means for interagency coordination and
communication, and for ensuring the needs of each agency are being
addressed. BPA has assigned a Contracting Officer's Technical
Representative (COTR) to oversee the StreamNet contract. BPA
has responsibility for ensuring that the project work statement
adequately addresses Fish and Wildlife Program requirements in
a cost effective manner, and that satisfactory progress is made
toward producing work statement deliverables.
Funding. The project is a component of the Council's Fish
and Wildlife Program and receives funding through the BPA. The
project is also supported through contributed services on the
part of participating agencies and through limited contracts and
other forms of financial support from participating agencies and
Currently, PSMFC is party to three interagency agreements that
are directly related to the StreamNet project and that are funded
from sources other than BPA. These include 1) a contract with
the EPA ($60,000) to conduct a "visual pass" on the
soon-to-be-released National Hydrographic Dataset - a necessary
step to make the new 1:100.000-scale Pacific Northwest river reach
system fully operational and to integrate it with the national
system, 2) a contract with the USFS ($50,000) to assist in developing
the technical foundation necessary for collection of regionally-consistent
stream habitat data, and 3) a contract with the NMFS ($250,000)
to review a large volume of anadromous fish data compiled by NMFS
contractors and integrate these data into StreamNet. Many of
the tasks that will be undertaken through these contracts would
have otherwise been integrated into the BPA work statement, either
in FY 97 or future years. Work on these non-BPA funded tasks
will, at least in part, be undertaken by StreamNet staff attached
to PSMFC and participating agencies. Time allocations will be
closely monitored to ensure that the proper project is billed
for staff efforts.
Work undertaken through each of the contracts identified above
will directly benefit the StreamNet project and help to accomplish
StreamNet goals. Collaborative funding of this nature is consistent
with the strategic plan being drafted for the StreamNet project
and is particularly important if the project is to include data
that is region-wide in scope. Project participants will pursue
funding from these and other sources to support data development
activities that complement overall StreamNet goals - especially
for data development outside of the Columbia Basin.
PSMFC works with all west coast states on fisheries issues. By
virtue of these relationships StreamNet will also be able to provide
Northwest natural resource managers with some data from California,
Alaska, and British Columbia. The StreamNet team intends to maintain
active contacts with data development efforts in California, Alaska,
and British Columbia in order to promote the development of StreamNet-type
This statement of work addresses tasks that will be performed
using BPA-administered Fish and Wildlife Program funds. StreamNet-related
activities that will be undertaken using non-Fish and Wildlife
Program funds are, with minor exceptions, not reflected in this
work statement. The exception is Task 4.3, which is included
in order to show how this task links to other StreamNet tasks.
Work Plan Summary
Overview of Tasks. The work plan which follows identifies
six primary objectives that the StreamNet project will address
in FY 1997. For each objective the work plan identifies a number
of tasks that will be completed during the fiscal year. Tasks
are divided into sub-tasks as appropriate. For each task one
or more products are identified, as are timelines for product
delivery. Attachment II identifies the professional staff who
will be involved in the project and the amount of time that each
will allocate to the project. Attachment III presents a proposed
budget for the project for FY 1997. Included are an overall budget
and a budget for each participating organization.
The work plan is the product of a concerted effort on the part
of participating agencies to target high priority data in light
of current and projected needs. The work statement links directly
to the StreamNet Data Plan, which identifies data currently in
the system, data that should be compiled over the next five years,
and, within this, data that should receive priority for FY 97.
For FY 97, anadromous fish productivity trends will continue
to be a priority, as will identification of resident and anadromous
fish distribution and life stage use. Available anadromous fish
age and population data will be incorporated as will biological
data on resident fish. Additional areas that will receive attention
are aquatic habitat, man-made stream facilities, and tracking
of fish and wildlife planning and restoration projects. The 1:100,000-scale
river reach system will be enhanced and made fully operational.
Substantial effort will be given to enhancing the project's data
management and data delivery services, with development of interagency
data exchange formats and Internet access receiving significant
attention. The StreamNet Library's ability to provide services
to the fish and wildlife management community will likewise be
Budgetary Changes for FY 97. Items that represent a significant
change from how project funding was allocated in FY 96 are as
3. GIS Data Management. The work plan includes several
tasks that will require the services of a GIS data manager. The
addition of this position is a response to increased demand for
data that can be compiled, displayed, and/or analyzed using GIS
technology and the associated need to expand the regional capability
to address GIS-related data management issues. The GIS data manager
will be a member of the regional data management team and will
be located at PSMFC. During FY 97 the GIS data manager will work
full time on the StreamNet project in close coordination with
the Regional Data Manager and BPA's GIS team and will be responsible
for both producing regional products and coordinating state-level
GIS efforts aimed at producing regionally consistent products.
Care will be taken to ensure a minimum of duplication with ongoing
regional GIS work at BPA.
The GIS data manager will contribute to completion of the following
work statement tasks:
Task 1.1: Integrate spatial data related to anadromous fish into StreamNet.
Task 1.2: Integrate spatial data related to resident fish into StreamNet.
Task 1.3: Integrate spatial data related to habitat into StreamNet.
Task 1.6: Integrate spatial data related to wildlife into StreamNet.
Task 1.7: Integrate spatial data related to management and project tracking into StreamNet.
Task 2.1: Design data exchange formats, formats for Fish and Wildlife Program projects.
Task 2.3: General data management.
Task 2.5: Develop GIS data catalog.
Task 2.6: Establish GIS coordination protocol.
Tasks 4.3, 4.4, and 4.6: Refine and maintain 100K river reach system.
Task 4.7: Acquire data layers.
Task 5.1: General data delivery services.
Task 5.3: Internet access to GIS data.
Task 5.6: Prepare GIS components of annual salmon and steelhead report.
Task 5.7: Prepare regional GIS products.
4. Hardware and Software. The budget includes funds
to acquire the hardware and software necessary to accomplish specific
tasks. These include a GIS work station, plotter, and GIS software
to support the GIS data manager described in # 3 above, and software
required to implement Task 5.3. This task involves development
of a system to provide StreamNet data (both tabular and spatial)
to users via the Internet and to allow user-defined data query.
Specific data delivery hardware and software requirements will
be determined midway through FY 97 in accordance with a development
strategy prepared during FY 96. The budget accompanying this
work plan does not include funds to acquire these items as specifics
are not yet defined. Probable hardware and software needs include
an SQL server, operating system, SQL software and spatial data
engine (SDE). When specific needs are known a contract modification
will be initiated.
5. In-season Data. Discussion continues regarding StreamNet's
role in packaging and delivering "real time" fish,
hydrology, water quality, and dam operations data. The complexity
of this issue, coupled with historic interagency sensitivities,
indicate the need for interagency evaluation prior to making a
decision. Task 1.10 calls for StreamNet to undertake a scoping
project aimed at determining how best to meet in-season data needs
for the 1997 migration season. The work plan does not include
tasks nor budget for actually implementing the in-season data
project. Task 1.10 is independent of other tasks and decisions
regarding that task need not affect decisions regarding the rest
of the work plan.
Funding the items described immediately above will not involve
an increase in the overall budget from what was expended in FY
96. Rather, these items represent a re-directing of project efforts
to build upon past successes and respond to current needs. Collectively
the proposed changes will significantly enhance StreamNet's ability
to provide fish and wildlife data services and otherwise respond
to Fish and Wildlife Program imperatives.
White Papers and the Project Record. In comparison to
FY 96, the FY 97 work plan includes more tasks that involve the
preparation of scoping or strategy reports. This increased attention
to scoping and strategy reports is necessitated by 1) changing
and expanding demands within the region for fish and wildlife
data, 2) advancements in data management and delivery technology,
and 3) the desire among project participants to make sound decisions
regarding expenditure of funds and to provide documentation for
these decisions. These reports - or white papers - are considered
to be internal working documents that, due to their subject matter
and volume, are not appropriate for wide circulation or formal
The procedure for preparing and reviewing project white papers
will be as follows:
First, white papers will be produced according to the schedule
defined in the work plan. Assignments for preparing these reports
will be made by the project manager in consultation with the Steering
Committee. They will range in length from a single page to several.
To the extent possible papers will follow a common format with
the most important component being a recommended course of action.
Next, draft white papers will be distributed to the Steering Committee
and BPA's COTR for review and comment. Particularly important
or complex issues will be discussed at Steering Committee meetings,
others may be handled in a less formal manner. Steering Committee
members and the COTR may, at their discretion, solicit additional
review from others in their respective organizations. All draft
products will also be made available to the public upon request.
Depending on the issue, the Steering Committee may also wish
to solicit comments from the Council, the agencies and tribes,
Next, draft white papers will be revised and made final according
to the timetable in the work statement. Typically this will be
within one month of release of the draft. Again, final white
papers will be distributed to the Steering Committee and COTR.
Whenever possible draft and final white papers will be transmitted
Finally, in accordance with Task 6.9, all final white papers will
be assembled into a "project record" that will be presented
as a formal project deliverable, and made available to the public
over the Internet. The project record provides both a convenient
means for compiling white papers and an efficient way to allow
for more formal review by BPA, the Council, and others wishing
to do so. Upon completion, appropriate recommendations from the
project report will be integrated into the project's strategic
plan, data plan, and/or next year's work plan.
Work plan tasks that involve production of white papers are as
Task 1.2(d): Procedures for compilation of resident fish hatchery
production data (January 31).
Task 1.3(a): Draft (January 31) and final (February 28) strategy
for interagency collection/compilation of stream habitat data.
Task 1.3(f): Draft (June 30) and final (July 31) strategies for
Task 1.3(g): Draft (June 30) and final (July 31) strategies for
Task 1.4(c and d): Draft (January 31) and final (February 28)
strategy and proposed data contents for diversions and fish passage
Task 1.4(e): Draft (March 31) and final (April 30) NWHS recommendation.
Task 1.10: Draft (November 15) and final (December 15) recommendation
for incorporating "in-season" data on dam operations,
hydrology, water quality, and fisheries into StreamNet.
Task 2.1: Recommendation on integrating StreamNet formats into
Fish and Wildlife Program projects (January 31).
Task 2.4: Draft (November 30) and final (January 31) strategy
for future handling of data on the Council VAX.
Task 3.2: A strategy for providing access to library materials
via Internet (December 31).
Task 4.1: Recommended course of action concerning use of the
national 100K River Reach File product (due within one month of
release of the national product).
Task 4.5: Draft (November 30) and final (January 31) recommended
procedure for long-term maintenance of the 1:100,000-scale river
Task 4.8: Draft (November 30) and final (January 31) protocol
for linking data collected at other scales to the 1:100,000-scale
river reach system.
Task 5.1: Draft recommendation on a fee for services policy (June
Task 6.5: Identify mechanisms for StreamNet to maintain and provide
information that is critical to the Council's Fish and Wildlife
Program and regional Endangered Species Act programs (due dates
not defined) .
Overall FY 97 Goal: Provide the Fish
and Wildlife Program, regional Endangered Species Act activities,
and related regional and state programs with essential information
on the region's fish, wildlife, and related aquatic resources
for use in policy, planning, and management.
Objective 1 - Data Development: Increase
the knowledge base concerning the region's fish and wildlife resources
through the acquisition of new, high priority information, and
the update and enhancement of existing information.
The geographic scope for data development will be the four state
region, with the Columbia River Basin being the first priority.
Data related to other geographic areas, including Alaska, California,
or British Columbia, may be incorporated if this does not add
to the overall cost and produces information that directly supports
Fish and Wildlife Program activities.
The data elements described in Tasks 1.1 through 1.10 represent
the range of resource data to be compiled in FY 1997. Within
this range, the various project participants will identify specific
data elements to be compiled, based on the availability of data
and priorities. Specifics regarding data development responsibilities
of each participating agency will be detailed in individual subcontracts
and will be reflected in the project's data plan as described
in Task 2.9. Data will be compiled and delivered to the Regional
Data Manager using pre-defined regional data exchange standards.
Data associated with a given site, stream, or watershed will
be linked to the 1:100,000-scale river reach system.
Task 1.1 Prepare and maintain standardized data on anadromous
salmonids and, where indicated, other anadromous fish, to include:
Products: Regionally consistent data sets for salmon and steelhead
gathered and forwarded to PSMFC in exchange format (delivered
as completed, with July 31 as deadline) and incorporated (September
RESIDENT FISH AND OTHER AQUATIC SPECIES
Task 1.2 Prepare and maintain standardized data on resident fish
and other aquatic species, to include:
Products: 1) Regionally consistent data sets for identified resident fish gathered and forwarded to PSMFC in exchange format (delivered as completed, with July 31 as deadline) and incorporated (September 30).
2) Scoping document for task 1.2(d), hatchery production (January
Task 1.3 Prepare and maintain standardized data relating to fish
and aquatic habitat, to include:
Products: 1) Draft (January 31) and final (February 28) strategy for interagency collection/compilation of stream habitat data.
2) GIS layers identified and appropriate layers incorporated into StreamNet (September 30).
Task 1.4 Prepare and maintain standardized data relating to facilities
affecting fish and aquatic habitat.
Products: 1) Draft (January 31) and final (February 28) strategy and proposed data contents for diversions and fish passage facilities data.
WILDLIFE AND NATURAL HERITAGE DATA
Task 1.5 Secure an annual update of natural heritage program data
within the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Provide BPA with a electronic data file and, the most current
Product: Electronic data to BPA (June 30).
Task 1.6 Drawing from state heritage data bases or other available sources, prepare and maintain standardized point and polygon data on sensitive riparian-based vertebrate species (as defined by state and federal fish and wildlife agencies).
Products: Data compiled from participating organizations (July
31) and incorporated into StreamNet (September 30).
FISH AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS
Task 1.7 Prepare and maintain standardized data relating to fish
and aquatic management, to include:
Products: Data compiled (July 31) and incorporated into StreamNet
data base (September 30).
Task 1.8 Document data incorporated into StreamNet with reference
number and source; collect applicable source documents and provide
same to the StreamNet Library.
Products: 1) References and sources in electronic format (July 31) and integrated into system (Sept. 30).
RIVER SYSTEM OPERATIONS
Task 1.9 Compile available historic data on mainstem hydro and
storage dam operations including spill flow, turbine flow, screening
and FGE, temperature, juvenile transport, and dissolved gases
(including integration of data prepared through Fish and Wildlife
Program project # 93-008, "Allowable Gas Supersaturation
Product: Data incorporated into StreamNet (August 31).
Task 1.10 Prepare a recommended approach for incorporating available
in-season fishery, hydrologic, water quality, and dam operations
data into StreamNet. The approach will focus on the immediate
issue of providing Internet data services during the 1997 migration
season and will build upon related products prepared by Battelle's
Pacific Northwest Labs (PNL) and the University of Washington
Center for Quantitative Sciences (UW). Steps will include:
Product: Draft (November 30) and final (December 31) recommended
approach for incorporating 1997 migration season fishery, hydrologic,
water quality, and dam operations data into StreamNet.
Objective 2 - Data Management: Provide
high quality data management services, with specific emphasis
on the creation of regionally consistent data sets.
Task 2.1 Design, develop, and maintain standard codes and data
exchange formats for data being compiled as part of the StreamNet
project. At the regional level, provide technical assistance
regarding standard codes and exchange formats for Fish and Wildlife
Program and ESA-related projects, and for applicable tribal data
compilation activities. At the state level provide similar technical
assistance for state agency data activities applicable to StreamNet.
The extent of this technical assistance will be determined by
data manager work loads. Prepare a recommendation regarding integration
of StreamNet data exchange formats into Fish and Wildlife Program
contract terms and conditions.
Products: 1) Proposed and adopted data exchange formats for specific data items (to be completed prior to commencement of data compilation activities).
2) Recommendation on integrating StreamNet formats into Fish
and Wildlife Program projects (January 31).
Task 2.2 Update the existing data exchange format report.
Products: Data exchange format report containing formats for data
types that are either components of StreamNet or in the process
of being incorporated (ongoing, with a final product produced
by September 30).
Task 2.3 At both the regional and state levels, provide database
management and administration necessary for accomplishing StreamNet
objectives, to include: 1) maintaining regional and state-level
StreamNet tabular and graphic data sets, 2) processing exchange
data into the regional database, transporting data to SQL environment,
3) enhancing StreamNet database structures and capabilities, and
at the regional level, provide programming services to project
participants to allow for efficient data entry and transfer.
Products: Summary of services (in quarterly status and annual
Task 2.4 Evaluate Fish and Wildlife Program data currently stored
on the Council's VAX computer and, in consultation with the Council
and BPA, determine data sets to be stored, maintained, and/or
enhanced. Port applicable files to StreamNet. The evaluation
will specifically consider data related to: 1) the Hydro Assessment
Study, 2) Subbasin Planning and 3) Protected Areas.
Products: 1) Draft (November 30) and final (January 31) strategy for future handling of data currently on the Council's VAX.
2) Applicable data transferred to StreamNet and/or archived (April
Task 2.5 Establish a protocol for compilation of a regional catalog
of spatial data and, following these protocol, compile a regional/state
catalog of applicable and available data.
Products: Initial catalog report (December 31), updated quarterly
Task 2.6 Establish and implement procedures for coordination of
GIS activities among participating organizations.
Products: Brief report identifying procedures (by January 31).
Task 2.7 Establish procedures for managing non-standardized datasets
having significance to the Fish and Wildlife Program and/or Endangered
Species Act activities related to aquatic species.
Products: Management procedures (February 28).
Task 2.8 Store and make available current and select historical
version of each state's River Information System (RIS). (All
four states have historical versions of their RIS. At a minimum,
the 1986 version must be retained. Other historical versions
to be retained will be determined by state fish and wildlife agencies.
Current RIS contents vary by state. The long-term intent is
to merge applicable RIS data sets into StreamNet.)
Product: Selected historic datasets made available at the regional
level (September 30).
Task 2.9 Prepare and maintain a project data plan that identifies
1) current data holdings at the regional level, 2) data items
to be incorporated in the current contract period and in future
years, and 3) expectations for data development and delivery from
participating organizations within the current contract period.
Product: Data plan updates (quarterly). The initial list of expectations
for data development and delivery from participating organizations
will be completed and provided to BPA by October 31 for incorporation
into this work plan.
Objective 3 - Library / Reference Services:
Provide high quality library services targeted to meeting
the needs of the region's decision-makers, planners, managers,
and the public in the areas of fish, wildlife, and aquatic habitat.
This includes continuing to acquire and catalog relevant research
reports and other documents and providing open and efficient access
to these materials.
Task 3.1 Continue to develop a collection of materials applicable to the mission of StreamNet. These include:
a) Documents used as source materials for data compiled in Objective
Products: A collection of relevant materials, with collection
efforts summarized in quarterly and final reports.
Task 3.2 Provide improved user access to the materials described
in Task 3.1, including:
Products: 1) An organization system conducive to locating materials (Dec. 31).
Task 3.3 Catalog, index, and abstract materials acquired in Task
3.1a; catalog and index materials acquired in Task 3.1b; catalog
materials acquired in Task 3.1c.
Products: 1) Dataset uploaded to StreamNet (quarterly).
Task 3.4 Manage the StreamNet Library and provide library services
to the StreamNet user community. Services will include reference
and referral, document delivery, inter-library lending and borrowing,
and on-line search services. (Some of these services may be limited
by staff or legal constraints. Fees may be required for public
use of some services, according to predefined and Steering Committee
Products: 1) Summary of activities (in quarterly and final status reports).
Task 3.5 Engage in networking activities with other agency and
regional library service providers in the following ways:
Products: 1) File of information on agency fish and wildlife library collections and services (ongoing, completed by September 30).
Objective 4 - River Reach System / Hydrologic
Referencing: Create and maintain the means to link
StreamNet data to hydrologic units, streams, and specific locations
and to analyze and display this information using database and
geographic information system technologies. Work on the 1:100,000-scale
river reach system will be undertaken in collaboration with the
USGS/EPA development of the National Hydrographic Dataset and
will meet national standards.
Task 4.1 Monitor progress of the National Hydrographic Dataset;
provide comments and technical assistance as necessary. Evaluate
the final product to determine if this product is appropriate
for StreamNet uses. If so, integrate the Pacific Northwest 100K
reach system with the national product.
Products: 1) Recommended course of action concerning use of the national product (due within one month of release of the national product).
Task 4.2 Review the National Hydrographic Dataset product in terms
of its treatment of lakes and reservoirs. As necessary, establish
graphic links and provide regionally consistent unique numbers
for each water body. Prepare a recommendation regarding if and
how high mountain lakes should be integrated into the system.
Products: 1) Lakes and reservoirs in system (within 3 months of release of national product).
2) High lakes recommendation (by July 31).
Task 4.3 Complete a "visual pass" and make corrections
to the National Hydrographic Dataset product. Note: Funding for
staff to complete this task will come from the EPA, not from the
BPA Fish and Wildlife Program contract.
Product: Corrected graphic files (four months after receipt of
Task 4.4 Complete routing using regionally consistent protocol
and establish a unique stream ID for each stream in the StreamNet
hydrologic referencing system. Steps include:
Products: Draft protocol (November 30). Routing and naming complete
(February 28), integrated into regional system (April 30).
Task 4.5 Establish a recommended procedure for long-term maintenance
of the 100K river reach system, either through StreamNet or some
Products: Draft (November 30) and final (January 31) recommendation.
Task 4.6 Maintain the 100K river reach system, including making
corrections, consistent with the recommendation in Task 4.5.
Products: 1) Error corrections (submitted quarterly).
2) Brief report describing maintenance protocols (June 30).
Task 4.7 Acquire computerized coverages that provide a means for
referencing StreamNet data to hydrologic units (USGS cataloging
units, Council subregions, USFS sub-hucs, etc.) and geographic
referencing systems (ecological provinces, etc.). Provide necessary
links to StreamNet data.
Products: 1) List of applicable coverages (November 30).
2) Acquisition of applicable coverages (March 31).
Task 4.8 Establish protocol for linking data collected at other
scales to the 1:100,000-scale system.
Products: Draft (November 30) and final (January 31) protocol.
Objective 5 - Data Delivery / Information Systems:
Provide StreamNet data to users in formats that meets their
policy, planning, and management needs.
Task 5.1 Receive and respond to requests for data, source materials,
and custom products, including providing BPA with electronic updates
of StreamNet data and documentation as requested. Response to
requests will be honored within the limits of available resources.
Priority will be given to information requests having direct
relevance to 1) the Fish and Wildlife Program, 2) implementation
of the Endangered Species Act, and 3) natural resource management
Products: Services summarized in quarterly and final status reports.
Draft recommendation on a fee for services policy (June 30).
Task 5.2 Maintain and distribute the existing windows-based distributed
system (DS) as needed. Maintenance will include 1) adding new
data and references to existing data categories and 2) correcting
software problems. New data categories may also be added if this
can be accomplished with limited new programming effort and is
approved by the Steering Committee and BPA. As necessary, update
code and data documentation. Provide the capability to download
the DS via the Internet and, when this is not feasible, via disk,
CD, or other high density data storage products, depending
on which is most effective at providing desired services at reasonable
cost. The need for implementation of this task depends on the
progress made in developing the Streamnet home page and user acceptance
of that product. The Steering Committee and BPA will be consulted
prior to work being undertaken on this task to determine if implementation
Products: 1) DS beta release (March 31) and final version (May 31).
2) Draft (June 30) and final (August 31) revisions to documentation.
Task 5.3 Continue to develop, test, and document a functional
client-server system to provide platform independent access to
StreamNet data products through the world-wide-web (WWW) service
of the Internet. Development will proceed collaboratively with
BPA and participating organizations. Specific components of the
development effort will include: 1) a Structured Query Language
(SQL) data engine to host attribute data sets, 2) on-line linkage
between the SQL host and the StreamNet geographic information
system, and 3) a Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) based WWW user
Work will proceed in accordance with the StreamNet-produced report
"Technical Applications Development and Implementation Plan
to Provide Independent Access to StreamNet Data Products Through
the World Wide Web Service of the Internet" dated 7/2/96
(as modified by correspondence dated 7/10, 7/17, and 7/26, and
any future bilateral changes or contract modifications) and incorporated
herein by reference.
Products: 1) Draft (January 31) and final (February 28) phases I and II status report.
2) Draft (April 30) and final (May 31) report describing findings for phases I and II and recommending a preferred alternative for development of spatial data query tools.
3) Hardware and software necessary for system development procured, installed, and configured (June 30).
4) Functional Internet-based data access system for all StreamNet
data with documentation (September 30).
Task 5.4 Maintain and enhance other components of the StreamNet
home page. Possibilities include but are not limited to educational
materials, visual materials, links to related projects and activities,
a project news function, information concerning project administration,
and project participant communications.
Products: 1) Draft (November 30) and final (December 31) enhancement strategy.
2) Enhancements described in quarterly and final status reports.
Task 5.5 Provide training and orientation for users of the StreamNet
data delivery systems upon request.
Products: Activities described in quarterly and final reports.
Task 5.6 Prepare an annual salmon and steelhead report for the
Columbia Basin as identified in the Fish and Wildlife Program.
Products Draft (March 31) and final (May 30) Report on the Status
of Salmon and Steelhead in the Columbia River Basin.
Task 5.7 Prepare map products (e.g., map atlases) in hardcopy
and/or electronic format that depict the distribution and (potentially)
other features associated with anadromous and resident salmonids.
Products: Map products for three to six species (May 30), with
other activities described in quarterly and final reports.
Task 5.8 With Steering Committee concurrence, prepare topical
reports that describe content, methods used, and sources of select
large datasets compiled and incorporated into StreamNet databases
(e.g., a spawner-recruitment report).
Products: Draft (July 31) and final (September 30) reports on
at least one data type.
Objective 6 - Project Management / Coordination:
Provide effective leadership that ensures the production
of high quality products targeted at critical applications and
the development of these products in a timely, cost-effective
Task 6.1 Organize, facilitate, and/or participate in essential
coordination meetings involving 1) the steering committee, 2)
BPA, 3) staff and management of participating organizations, and
4) Fish and Wildlife Program and ESA officials. (Products described
below constitute minimum requirements).
Products: 1) Four steering committee meetings, with minutes.
2) One on-site coordination meeting with each participating organization (by May 30).
3) Two coordination meetings with each of the Council and NMFS (by December 31 and June 30).
4) One briefing/coordination meeting with BPA fish and wildlife
staff (by November 30). Additional meetings with BPA personnel
Task 6.2 Prepare project administration reports including:
Products: 1) Quarterly reports (January 31, April 30, July 31, October 31).
2) Final report (November 30).
Task 6.3 Produce public information materials including updated
versions of the project brochure, computer demonstration materials,
a paper summarizing the project suitable for use at conferences,
and other applicable materials. Revision of existing materials
will be on an as needed basis, as determined by the project manager
and steering committee in consultation with BPA.
Products: 1) Revised brochure (November 30).
2) Draft (December 15) and final (January 31) computer demonstration.
3) Draft (February 28) and final (April 30) summary paper.
Task 6.4 Develop and maintain a communication link among StreamNet
participants regarding participation in state, regional, and national
educational and professional conferences. With concurrence from
the Steering Committee, participate in, and as appropriate, make
presentations or participate in poster sessions at suitable conferences.
Products: Attendance and presentation by project participants
at four state-level conferences (one per state), one regional
conference, and one additional state, regional, or national conference
(by September 30).
Task 6.5 In conjunction with Fish and Wildlife Program and regional
Endangered Species Act officials, identify mechanisms for StreamNet
to maintain and provide information that is critical to these
Products: When applicable, reports summarizing proposed actions.
Task 6.6 Maintain communications between StreamNet and other applicable
regional and state-level fish and wildlife activities in order
to identify means for collaborative data collection, storage,
and dissemination. Collaborative data activities will specifically
target tribal fishery programs within the Columbia Basin, federal
land managers' fishery programs, state fish and wildlife agencies,
and, with respect to water use and stream development, state
water resource management agencies. Collaboration with coast-wide
and private data collection/compilation efforts will be pursued
when this supports overall project goals.
Products: Summary of activities in quarterly and final reports
and, if applicable, narratives summarizing interagency agreements.
Task 6.7 Participate in Fish and Wildlife Program advisory groups
and other applicable regional and/or state forums.
Products: Activities summarized in quarterly and final reports.
Task 6.8 Update the StreamNet strategic plan based on evaluations
of 1) the extent to which current data needs are being met, 2)
emerging needs for data and StreamNet's capacity to meet these
needs, and 3) legal, administrative, social, and biological trends
that might influence future StreamNet activities. User surveys,
focus groups, or other outreach techniques may be employed, as
Products: Draft (June 30) and final (August 31) revised strategic
Task 6.9 Compile a project record consisting of final versions
of all white papers and other significant written materials that
are prepared during the contract period. Distribute this to BPA,
the Council, and members of the Steering Committee for review
and revise accordingly.
Products: Draft (June 30) and final (July 31) project record.
Task 6.10 In collaboration with BPA, prepare a proposed work plan
and budget for FY 1998.
Products: Draft (June 30) and final (July 31) proposed work statement
Estimated Time Allocations by Objective / Person Months for FY
1997 StreamNet Activities. (Note: These are approximations for
planning purposes and are subject to change.) TBA refers to
positions where a specific individual has not yet been identified.
|Asst. Librarian (TBA)||0.40||7.20||0.40||8.0|
|Library Tech (TBA)||6.00||6.0|
|Nez Perce Tribal Biologist||6.00||6.0|
|Umatilla Tribal Biologist||6.00||6.0|
|Warm Springs Tribal Bio.||6.00||6.0|
|Yakima Tribal Biologist||6.00||6.0|
|Rec/Data Entry Clerk||5.00||5.0|
|Data Coord (CDC)||1.50||1.5|
|FWB3 - TBA||7.80||3.00||1.20||12.0|
|GIS Data Anal - TBA||3.60||3.00||1.80||2.40||1.20||12.0|