FY 1999 proposal 9095

Additional documents

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9095 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleBull Trout Population Assessment in the Columbia River Gorge, WA
Proposal ID9095
OrganizationWashington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameCraig Burley
Mailing address600 Capitol Way N. Olympia, WA 98501-1091
Phone / email3609022406 / burleccb@dfw.wa.gov
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinLower Mid-Columbia / Wind, Little White Salmon, Klickitat
Short descriptionDetermine status of bull trout populations in Wind, Little White Salmon, White Salmon and Klickitat River Subbasins and develop and implement management plans for these populations.
Target speciesbull trout
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Section 2. Past accomplishments

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Section 3. Relationships to other projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

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Section 8. Estimated budget summary

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ItemNoteFY 1999 cost
Personnel $85,227
Fringe $27,273
Supplies $8,000
Travel $5,550
Indirect $23,950
Subcontractor $0
$150,000
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Total FY 1999 cost$150,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$150,000
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
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Reviews and recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

Recommendation:
Fundable
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Presentation: This project addresses Council measure 10.5A.6 and considers how stocks relate to each other. In addition to conducting a low- level presence/absence assessment, it will look at limiting factors and develop recovery methods. We don't know much about bull trout in this area. Adult bull trout have been observed below Condit Dam and in the headwaters of the Klickitat.

Questions/Answers:

Are you using the information from the Forest Service research in Lewis drainage? Answer: Yes.

What is WDFW doing internally to prioritize bull trout work? Answer: We have completed stock assessments and the status of 75% of the stock is unknown. We are developing spawning abundance studies and taking genetic samples. We are moving up the Columbia River now and are pursuing activities to fund project across the state.

What about the genetics work? Answer: There is nothing in this budget to cover it. We are hoping to do it in-house.

This information is needed. How can it best be accomplished? Answer: We are working with ODFW and YIN.

How will the genetics work change management practices? Answer: As we identify isolated populations we can see where connectivity can be restored. The broader scope is the relationship with dolly varden and where they occur together. This will help us deal with the Endangered Species Act. Re-introductions are also important.

Is Condit Dam a fish barrier? Answer: Yes. Do anadromous fish have access to the Klickitat? Yes.

How do you coordinate with project 9033? Answer: That group is focusing on the Yakima basin and we need to coordinate with them.

According to the proposal, the population above Condit is distinct. Would this area be a priority? How would removing the dam change the project focus? Answer: There are too many unknowns to act yet.

Explain the hydro impact to bull trout in the Klickitat. Response: 1992 work shows historic and current distribution. Bull trout used to be in the mainstem Columbia River but the dams have fragmented the populations.

What about the life history patterns? Are the mainstem pools their “ocean”? Answer: We don't know. That is part of what we want to find out.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes

General Comment: This project needs to coordinate with 9033, 9156, and 9095 to reduce costs.


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:


Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This proposal addresses bull trout populations in tributaries of the Columbia River Gorge. It is a straightforward study with genetics. The proposal should list personnel and provide linkages to other BPA studies. It does note ODFW collaboration. The proposal is not related to 9033, but it looks like the efforts are duplicitous regarding bull trout. 9033 does include assessment of more than bull trout.