FY 1999 proposal 199405300

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199405300 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleBull Trout Assessment - Willamette/Mckenzie
Proposal ID199405300
OrganizationOregon Department of Fish and Wildlfie (ODFW)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameJeff Ziller
Mailing address3150 Main Street Springfield, OR 97478
Phone / email5417263515 / odfwspfd@efn.org
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinLower Columbia / Willamette
Short descriptionMonitor distribution, population trends, and habitat use of bull trout populations in the Upper Willamette Basin. Implement rehabilitation of the bull trout population in Middle Fork Willamette.
Target speciesbull trout (proposed ESA listing)
Project location
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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

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Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

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Section 2. Past accomplishments

YearAccomplishment

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
9206800 Willamette Basin Aquisition Targets acquisition of critical fish habitat in the Upper Willamette Basin.
9405400 Bull Trout Genetics, Habitat needs, L. H. etc. in Central and N.E, Oregon Both are Columbia River Basin bull trout studies. This project targets Willamette Subbasin populations whereas 9405400 targets subbasins in Eastern Oregon.
8810808 STREAMNET We provide information and maps for website and database.

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 Experimental Biology Aide 1, 15 FTE months $32,940
Supplies Gloves, wading boots, waders, flashlights and batteries, dry suit repair and office supplies $1,130
Travel Mileage, vehicle rental and per diem $3,365
Indirect Overhead $8,573
Subcontractor $0
$46,008
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$46,008
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$46,008
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
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Cost sharing
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Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: No constraints are foreseen.


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 low-budget recovery-type study in the Upper Willamette Basin has shown very good success. Adult bull trout are moving into spawning areas and we have found juveniles rearing in Olallie Creek. Now we are looking at the middle fork of the Willamette where bull trout are probably extinct. There have been 1-2 sightings in the past 3 years by anglers. We will do snorkeling to see if there is a population in the middle fork. Studies suggest that there is no major difference between the main McKenzie and the tributaries. ODFW, in cooperation with the USFS, proposes to collect fry and them into the middle fork Willamette.

Questions/Answers:

Is the area above Lookout Point and Waterville beyond the range of anadromous stocks? Answer: There is a small residual population and we hope they will move down.

Who owns the facilities (dams) in the upper Willamette? Answer: The Corps and Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB).

Bull trout have declined for several reasons but there is no mention of hydropower. Response: That was an oversight. Hydropower has a major effect on migratory corridors.

The proposal is to transfer excess fish from Anderson Creek. How did you determine that they were excess? Answer: Anderson Creek is a small adult spawning area. We find about 12,000 migratory fry in early spring. These could be early nomads or excess fry. The theory is that fry go right into the main McKenzie, but the main McKenzie is not good habitat for early rearing therefore the fry won't survive. To cover both bases, just in case the theory is wrong, we take only about 10-25% of the migratory fry. We do find 1+ and 2+ year old fish in the area.

Is there any cost share? Answer: Yes, with the USFS.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:


Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

The ISRP review team terms this a "very important" issue that has been examined now for four years, but with many unknowns remaining. The reviewers comment that the proposal presents a systematic approach that is short on methods, but is coordinated with a number of other projects. Sponsors should better explain future work in the context of past results. After four years of effort, they should have published peer-reviewed reports by this date.