Most Fish and Wildlife program contracts are required to report on the progress
of their work on either a monthly or quarterly basis. Monthly reports are
typically due on the 7th of each month, and should cover the previous month's
activities. Quarterly reports are typically due on the 15th of each month, and
should cover activities of the previous quarter (the past three months).
Beginning October 1, 2005, most Fish and Wildlife Program contractors will
submit status reports online in Pisces,
BPA's fish and wildlife project management software system.
To see the types of reports used in the Fish and Wildlife Program, see
Progress Reports and Publications.
Some work elements have associated standards of measurement that should be used
when reporting project accomplishments. Many of these metrics, such as the
number of fish screens installed and miles of stream bank protected through
land acquisition, easement, or lease, are for habitat protection and
enhancement actions and are the same ones used by the
Pacific Coastal Salmon
Recovery Fund (PCSRF; Phase I) and BPA?s current BiOp database.
BPA also solicited new metric ideas from throughout the region.
BPA collects focal species data for all applicable work elements. A focal species
is the primary species benefited from a project or contract action. In some cases,
the focal species may be a group of species, such as wildlife, or a subset of a species,
such as an ESU (evolutionarily significant unit).
In order to accurately record Fish and Wildlife program expenses in the
appropriate fiscal year, BPA asks its contractors report any unbilled expenses
prior to the end of the fiscal year.
At the end of each fiscal year (starting with FY2007), we require Project Sponsors to
provide an estimate of the cost share achieved (either cash or in-kind) for their project.
Cost share information must be entered and submitted via Pisces. From the Report Center, you
Project Cost Share Funding Source Summary reports.