FY 1999 proposal 199603201

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Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleBegin Implementation of Year 1 of the K Pool Master Plan Program
Proposal ID199603201
OrganizationYakama Indian Nation (YIN)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameLynn Hatcher
Mailing addressP.O. Box 151 Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone / email5098656262 / lynn@yakama.com
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinLower Mid-Columbia / Lower Mid-Columbia Mainstem
Short descriptionInitiate white sturgeon rearing activities and Pacific lamprey pilot studies specified in the K Pool Master Plan that will lead to supplementation programs that will reestablish naturally reproducing populations of these species.
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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

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 1999 cost
Personnel $68,200
Fringe @ 25.3% $17,300
Supplies $150,600
Operating Sum of all items but capital and M&E = $583,000 $0
Capital $187,300
Tag 500 PIT + 10,000 CWTs $2,500
Travel $6,800
Indirect @ 26.8% $123,000
Subcontractor B.N. Anderson; D.I. Herborn; Quality Aquatics; PNNL; Yakama Industries; AquaGen Engineers; Forster Consulting, Inc.; Stan Owsley $213,700
Other $76,000
Other $76,000
Other $76,000
Other $76,000
Other $76,000
Other $76,000
Other $76,000
Other $76,000
$1,377,400
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$1,377,400
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$1,377,400
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
% change from forecast0.ToString("0.0%"))
Cost sharing
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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 if funds available
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Presentation: This is a sturgeon supplementation project which evaluates options for using Hanford K-pools and addresses an approved Council measure. The Master plan is to be reviewed by Yakama Leadership next week and Council approval is expected later this year. The project has 3 parts: 1) spawning of gravid females; 2) juvenile rearing; and 3) captive brood stock development from wild sturgeon. To complete the project we will use the existing K Pools, a trout hatchery and the Abernathy Technology Center. Ultimately the YIN would like to build a new sturgeon hatchery if they can do it cost effectively. They are looking at 46 potential sites. This project compliments 8605000 and we already use their data. That project has done an done impact assessment on developing this program. The YIN is raising sturgeon in net pens at the Hanford K pool and in 1995 gave 150 fish to the NPT for their Asotin project. The project will use research and protocols to support restoration activities. The Hanford pools are water treatment pools and need a pumping system. The Yakima Trout Hatchery is not being used and needs emergency funds for repairs. This why the YIN wants to build a new facility. There are no radio nuclei in the fish going to sea. The $214,000 in subcontracts is for the design of needed modifications.

Questions/Answers:

Are you coordinating with WDFW and the other co-managers? Are they in agreement with this project? Answer: John Devore from WDFW was on the team to develop the program. We are in conformance with WDFW's Wild Salmonid Policy.

There is some concern about the broodstock and the magnitude of releases. Where would the brood stock would come from? If funded, how soon and where would your release fish? Answer: It would take a few years. The first year of implementation would involve getting the facility ready and getting a few gravid females to test things out.

Is this new artificial production? Does it have to go through the 3-step process? How does this project relate to the K basin anadromous fish fall chinook production? Answer: This project won't interfere with that.

Why is resident fish paying for the lamprey component? Answer: I don't know. It is mostly a pilot scale test - a small part of budget. It would be OK if the funding came from other sources. YIN has funded this on its own since 1985.

Is there any funding in the anadromous fish side for sturgeon now? Answer: No.

Is the Master Plan complete? Answer: It was written by consultants for YIN and is in the approval process now.

How does this relate to CRITFC subcontract in project 8605000? Answer: It dovetails. The work for 8605000 provides research and recommendations.

Screening Criteria: Yes. The project does not meet Criteria 1B. This sponsor has not coordinated with ODFW.

Technical Criteria: No. The impacts of stocking hatchery sturgeon on top of wild sturgeon were not addressed.

Programmatic Criteria: No. There is not demonstrated consensus among managers. Lack of coordination with states.

General Comment: Pacific lamprey should be removed from the proposal as discussed with the sponsor. No statement regarding how to address Council's 3-step process. ODFW and WDFW would like full coordination but don't want to stop the project.


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

RFM recommends sturgeon tasks be assigned to Tier 2; AFM recommends funding lamprey objectives
Recommendation:
Inadequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

The proposal repeatedly references an unpublished master plan and does not provide enough technical justification, methods or monitoring. The objectives and tasks are stated well. The description of the sturgeon broodstock program and juvenile rearing are not in sufficient detail to complete a review. The lamprey work is interesting and potentially fruitful.