Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: Fund
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: The last subsistence survey in spill affected communities was 1998. The project proposes to survey 760 HH in 15 communities related to 2003 subsistence activities. The project would be a collaborative effort between ADF&G, Division of Subsistence, CRRC, KANA, BBNA, and the communities. A key project goal is training local researchers in survey administration and data entry and review. The project design, including goals, sampling and survey methods, data analysis and statistical methods, are sound. The proposal incorporates community involvement in most stages of the project (except data analysis). The schedule is reasonable and the qualifications of the ADF&G Division of Subsistence are high. The proposal is responsive to the invitation (community involvement) and specifically responds to invited proposals under Lingering Oil Effects (collect, analyze and report information about current subsistence uses in a subset of oil spill area communities using methodology that is comparable with previous research results). Fall (ADF&G Division of Subsistence) was the PI for most of the previous research. The proposal is consistent with GEM strategies (incorporate community involvement and local knowledge) and goals (detect change, provide information to facilitate understanding of causes of change). The proposed project is part of a long-term monitoring of subsistence activities in the communities affected by the oil spill and includes both restoration and monitoring goals. EVOS EVOS Non-EVOS Non-EVOS Total FY04 $298,700 86.6% $46,300 13.4% $345,000 FY05 $25,600 60.0% $17,100 40.0% $42,700 Total $324,300 83.6% $63,400 16.4% $387,700 The FY04 budget is within the $300,000 EVOS Solicitation guideline.
Science Director Recommendation: (Not Available)
Science Director Comments: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: Fund
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: In the last survey of subsistence uses in 1998 it was found that this injured service had not recovered to pre-spill levels. A follow-up survey to assess the status of recovery is needed.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: Approved at the November 10, 2003 TC meeting.