At the Council’s request of August 2007, the ISRP reviewed proposal 2007-405-00, Rufus Woods Supplementation and Creel Project. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Colville Tribe) propose to stock triploid rainbow trout into Lake Rufus Woods to provide increased tribal subsistence and tribal and non-tribal recreational harvest. In addition, the Colville Tribe proposes to evaluate stocking success with creel data collection.
The proposal was submitted to the Budget Oversight Group in early April as part of the third quarter review associated with Fiscal Year 2007. The request was presented to the Council at their August meeting, and they approved sending the proposal to the ISRP for review. The ISRP reviewed the proposal with the same criteria used during the FY 2007-09 project review. Based on a final ISRP review, the Council will make a funding recommendation on this project.
The ISRP found that the proposal was not complete enough to determine whether it meets the Fish and Wildlife Program scientific review criteria. Consequently, the ISRP requests that project sponsors revise their proposal in response to the ISRP comments and submit the revised proposal for final ISRP review. The ISRP provides a detailed review with suggestions on the type of information needed to produce a proposal that would meet the scientific review criteria.