Return to Proposal Finder FY 2003 Columbia Estuary Proposal 30008

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Budgets for planning/design phase
Section 5. Budgets for construction/implementation phase
Section 6. Budgets for operations/maintenance phase
Section 7. Budgets for monitoring/evaluation phase
Section 8. Budget Summary

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Instream evaluation of populations, migration timing, individual adult return rates, and wild-hatchery interactions of 3 naturally produced salmonids
BPA Project Proposal Number 30008
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFWS
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Gayle B. Zydlewski
Mailing Address 1440 Abernathy Creek Road
City, State, Zip Longview, WA 98632
Phone 3604256072
Fax 3606361855
E-mail gayle_zydlewski@fws.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Carl Burger, Center Director
 
Review Cycle Columbia Estuary
Province Columbia Estuary
Subbasin Elochoman
 
Short Description Evaluate distribution and abundance of juvenile and adult coho salmon, steelhead trout, and cutthroat trout in Abernathy Creek using new PIT tag techniques.
Target Species steelhead trout, coho salmon, cutthroat trout


Project Location

Latitude Longitude Description
46 22 6 123 14 7 Abernathy Creek (mouth = 87 km from mouth of Columbia River)


Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

RPA
193
188
174(#4)
107
184

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

This information comes from National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) reviews of this project proposal. The following table represents BPA & NMFS determinations as to this proposal's relevance to particular Biological Opinion Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs).

Reviewing Agency Action Number BiOp Agency Description
NMFS Action 184 NMFS The Action Agencies and NMFS shall work within regional prioritization and congressional appropriation processes to establish and provide the appropriate level of FCRPS funding for a hatchery research, monitoring, and evaluation program consisting of studies to determine whether hatchery reforms reduce the risk of extinction for Columbia River basin salmonids and whether conservation hatcheries contribute to recovery.


Information Transfer

The expected outcomes of this project are:
Quantitative
Qualitative

Data generated by this project are:
Primary
Derived
Indirect Data

Are there restrictions on the use of this data?
None

Where do the data reside?
Private/Managed Locally:

Electronic

Public Access:
Printed at BPA
Peer-reviewed Journal
Internet at DART

Other Internet Location: www.psmfc.org


In what other ways will information from this project be transferred or used?

PTAGIS database, workshops, conference presentations


CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
2001 Smolt monitoring at a screwtrap in Abernathy Creek (WDFW). Juvenile steelhead trout production is estimated at 11,000 fish. Juvenile coho salmon smolt production is estimated at 7,000 fish. Juvenile cutthroat trout production is estimated at 750.
2001 PIT tag interrogation infrastructure established in coordination with Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) at Abernathy Fish Technology Center (AFTC).
2001 PIT tag interrogation infrastructure was established in coordination with PSMFC at a remote location on Abernathy Creek.
2001 An array of three antennae (stationary detectors) were built and permanently positioned at AFTC in coordination with Destron Fearing, USFWS Columbia River Fisheries Program Office, and Smith-Root, Inc.
2001 An array of stationary detectors were built and permanently positioned at a remote location on Abernathy Creek.
2001 Remote communications and computer connectivity between both stationary units were established with PSMFC so that all data are continuously updated to the PTAGIS database.
2001 Initiated PIT tag retention study for coho salmon using 3 different PIT tag sizes. For the 207 coho tagged (averaging 132 mm fork length) over the current period of the study (3 months) one fish lost a 23 mm tag and one died, tag retention rate = 99.0%.
2001 Initiated PIT tag retention study for cutthroat trout with 23 mm tags. For the 101 fish tagged the tag retention rate was 100%.
2001 Initiated evaluation of a portable back-pack unit for mobile detection of PIT tagged fish.
2001 In October 2001 juvenile steelhead trout (1200 individuals) have been captured, PIT tagged and are being continuously monitored for movements from tagging location to stationary detectors on Abernathy Creek.
2001 In October 2001 juvenile and adult cutthroat trout (450 individuals) have been captured, PIT tagged and are being continuously monitored for movements from tagging location to stationary detectors on Abernathy Creek.
2001 In October 2001 seven juvenile coho salmon were captured, PIT tagged and are being continuously monitored for movements from tagging location to stationary detectors on Abernathy Creek.
2001 To date 42 individuals (steelhead trout, cutthroat trout, and coho salmon) have migrated 1-10 km downstream from all but the uppermost section of Abernathy Creek.
2001 Detection efficiencies at the remote site are optimized and approximate 100%. Efficiencies at the AFTC site are not optimized but are approximated to be greatere than 50% detection of all fish passing at any water level.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description
198331901 New PIT Tag monitoring equipment Both studies are working together to provide new and different PIT tag monitoring technology
199701501 Imnaha Smolt Survival and Smolt to Adult Return Rate Quantification (formerly the Imnaha Smolt Monitoring Program) Researchers of the Imnaha Project hope to implement the technologies established in the current proposal. Results from this proposal will be important for their establishment of smolt emigration monitoring.
199008000 Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Information Systems The current proposal will be providing information for the databases established by PSMFC in project #199008000. PSMFC has helped establish the infrastructure required for continuous connectivity to the database.


Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2003 cost Subcontractor
1. Determine abundance and natural production of juvenile, smolt and adult salmonids in Abernathy Creek a. Monitor freshwater life history characteristics of naturally spawned juvenile steelhead trout, coho salmon, and cutthroat trout in Abernathy Creek. 5 $ 2,197  
1. Determine abundance and natural production of juvenile, smolt and adult salmonids in Abernathy Creek b. Monitor adult return of juveniles PIT tagged in Task a. 5 $ 17,000  
3. Evaluate novel tagging techniques for long-term research, monitoring, and evaluation efforts a. Evaluate effects of tag size on fish survival, growth, and physiology. 1 $ 10,000  
3. Evaluate novel tagging techniques for long-term research, monitoring, and evaluation efforts. b. Evaluate effects of tag size on fish behavior. 2 $ 6,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

Objective Starting FY Ending FY Estimated cost
1. Abundance and natural production of salmonids in Abernathy Creek Task a 2003 2007 $ 20,000
2. Compare biological and ecological interactions of hatchery and wild fish Task b 2004 2007 $ 4,000
2. Compare biological and ecological interactions of hatchery and wild fish Task c 2004 2005 $ 8,000


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007
$ 16,075 $ 4,017 $ 4,017 $ 4,017


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2003 cost Subcontractor
1. Determine abundance and natural production of juvenile, smolt and adult salmonids in Abernathy Creek. a. Monitor freshwater life history characteristics of naturally spawned juvenile steelhead trout, coho salmon, and cutthroat trout in Abernathy Creek. 5 $ 34,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

Objective Starting FY Ending FY Estimated cost
1. Abundance and natural production of salmonids in Abernathy Creek Task a 2003 2007 $100,000
2. Compare biological and ecological interactions of hatchery and wild fish Task b 2004 2006 $ 6,834
2. Compare biological and ecological interactions of hatchery and wild fish Task d 2004 2005 $ 8,576
3. Evaluate novel tagging techniques for long-term research, monitoring, and evaluation efforts Task b 2003 2004 $ 28,000


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006
$ 57,620 $ 18,492 $ 18,492


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2003 cost Subcontractor
1. Determine abundance and natural production of juvenile, smolt and adult salmonids in Abernathy Creek. a. Monitor freshwater life history characteristics of naturally spawned juvenile steelhead trout, coho salmon, and cutthroat trout in Abernathy Creek. 5 $ 54,000 x
3. Evaluate novel tagging techniques for long-term research, monitoring, and evaluation efforts a. Evaluate effects of tag size on fish survival, growth, and physiology. 1 $ 8,900  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

Objective Starting FY Ending FY Estimated cost
1. Abundance and natural production of salmonids in Abernathy Creek Task a&b 2003 2007 $223,912


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007
$ 48,388 $ 62,743 $ 59,728 $ 53,053


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2003 cost Subcontractor
1. Determine abundance and natural production of juvenile, smolt and adult salmonids in Abernathy Creek. a. Monitor freshwater life history characteristics of naturally spawned juvenile steelhead trout, coho salmon, and cutthroat trout in Abernathy Creek. 5 $ 81,643 x
3. Evaluate novel tagging techniques for long-term research, monitoring, and evaluation efforts b. Evaluate effects of tag size on fish behavior. 2 $ 25,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

Objective Starting FY Ending FY Estimated cost
1. Abundance and natural production of salmonids in Abernathy Creek Task a 2003 2007 $281,000
1. Abundance and natural production of salmonids in Abernathy Creek Task b 2003 2007 $120,320
2. Compare biological and ecological interactions of hatchery and wild fish Task b 2004 2006 $174,210
2. Compare biological and ecological interactions of hatchery and wild fish Task c 2004 2005 $ 21,306
2. Compare biological and ecological interactions of hatchery and wild fish Task d 2004 2005 $ 25,326


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007
$218,562 $205,966 $181,980 $104,250


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2003 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1.0 GS 7 1.25 GS 5 0.1 GS 11 0.25 GS 12 $ 78,706
Fringe 35% $ 27,547
Supplies $ 26,000
Indirect overhead 34% $ 44,966
NEPA $ 0
PIT tags # of tags: 6700 $ 15,075
Subcontractor Smith-Root, Inc. $ 6,500
Subcontractor Destron Fearing $ 15,000
Subcontractor Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife $ 19,946
Subcontractor Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $238,740


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2003 project cost $238,740
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2003 budget request $238,740
FY 2003 forecast from 2002 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
Abernathy Fish Technology Center, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Longview, WA GS12 time $ 10,000 in-kind

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2004 2005 2006 2007
Planning and design $ 16,075 $ 4,017 $ 4,017 $ 4,017
Construction/implementation $ 57,620 $ 18,492 $ 18,492 $ 0
Operations and maintenance $ 48,388 $ 62,743 $ 59,728 $ 53,053
Monitoring and evaluation $218,562 $205,966 $181,980 $104,250
Total Outyear Budgets $340,645 $291,218 $264,217 $161,320
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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