FY 1999 proposal 199202604

Additional documents

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199202604 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleSpring Chinook Salmon Early Life History
Proposal ID199202604
OrganizationOregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameRichard W. Carmichael
Mailing address211 Inlow Hall, EOU, 1410 “L” Avenue La Grande, OR 97850
Phone / email5419623777 / odfw2@eou.edu
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinSystemwide / Systemwide
Short descriptionInvestigate the abundance, migration patterns, survival, and alternate life history strategies exhibited by spring chinook salmon juveniles from distinct populations in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha River basins.
Target species
Project location
LatitudeLongitudeDescription
Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-reported:

RPA

Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

Reviewing agencyAction #BiOp AgencyDescription

Section 2. Past accomplishments

YearAccomplishment

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
9403300 Fish passage center’s smolt monitoring program Trap data will be exchanged with Lower Grande Ronde study to provide in-river information on migration timing.
8805305 Northeast Oregon Hatcheries Master Plan Provide information on local populations that is crucial for planning and implementation of supplementation in the Grande Ronde Basin.
9402700 Grande Ronde Model Watershed Provide information on habitat utilization and juvenile production.
9604400 Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Captive Broodstock Program
9600800 PATH: Plan for analyzing and testing hypotheses Provide data for life cycle model
8810804 STREAMNET Provide information for use in database
9405400

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

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 1999 cost
Personnel permanent = 175,801 seasonal = 110,628 $286,429
Fringe 36% for permanent employees = 63,289; 45% for seasonal employees = 49,783 $113,072
Supplies $64,200
Capital Desk top computer = 2,400; Truck canopy = 1,200 $3,600
Tag 8,500 @ 2.90 ea. $24,650
Travel 80 d @ $90/d = 7,200 8 commercial flights @ 350 =2,800 $10,000
Indirect 22.9% of PS and S&S (473,701) $108,477
Subcontractor Oregon State University $76,952
$687,380
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$687,380
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$687,380
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
% change from forecast0.ToString("0.0%"))
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
Outyear budget totals

(working on it)

Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: Spring chinook salmon in the Grande Ronde basin are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Therefore, these research activities are regulated by NMFS and are subject to NMFS permitting for scientific take. This project involves the handling of large numbers of naturally-produced spring chinook salmon. Consequently, there is some risk of mortality associated with our field activities. Over the past three years juvenile chinook salmon mortality has been low, although it has varied some year to year mortality has remained near or below 1% of all fish captured. We have and continue to take several precautions to reduce or eliminate mortality when collecting salmon. We have replaced fin clipping with a benign paint mark for trap efficiencies and when we anticipate high debris loads at our traps we implement 24 hour trap checking to reduce debris accumulation and minimize the time fish are held in the trap. All field activities on private land are subject to obtaining permission from the landowner for access to the river.


Reviews and recommendations

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

Recommendation:
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Comments:

Criteria 1: Technical Criteria - Yes

Criteria 2: Objectives Criteria - Yes

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Yes:


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Reduction from increased efficiencies
Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

Although for the Grande Ronde, this proposal was grouped with the systemwide proposals because of its systemwide implications. It was rated highly, in the top 10 of the set. It includes especially good connections to the Fish and Wildlife Program and to other projects. Although too long for the BPA format, the objectives and tasks are well laid out. The project background is well documented.
REVIEW:
NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review
Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC start of year:FY06 NPCC staff preliminary:FY06 NPCC July draft start of year:
$949,504 $949,504 $949,504

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website