Return to Proposal Finder FY 2003 Lower Columbia Proposal 199405300

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 Middle Fork Willamette River Bull Trout Re-introduction and Basinwide Monitoring
BPA Project Proposal Number 199405300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Alan Hemmingsen
Mailing Address 28655 Hwy 34
City, State, Zip Corvallis, OR 97333
Phone 5417574263 225
Fax 5417574102
E-mail hemminga@fsl.orst.edu
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Ed Bowels, Director of Fish Division, ODFW
 
Review Cycle Lower Columbia
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Willamette
 
Short Description Evaluate protocols for the re-introduction of bull trout into historic habitats in the upper Willamette River subbbasin, and employ methods to monitor and evaluate the status and trends of bull trout populations in the Lower Columbia Province.
Target Species Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus), Columbia River DPS


Project Location

Latitude Longitude Description
44 15 47 122 02 34 Anderson Creek plus other McKenzie River locations including , but not limited to areas above Trail Bridge Reservoir and South Fork McKenzie
43 35 48 122 27 22 Multiple locations in the Middle Fork Willamette River watershed above Hills Creek Dam


Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

RPA
RME RPA Action 180
RME RPA Action 193

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal


Information Transfer

The expected outcomes of this project are:
Indirect

Data generated by this project are:
Primary

Are there restrictions on the use of this data?
None

Where do the data reside?
Private/Managed Locally:

Printed
Electronic

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


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

Recommendations for implementation and technical information gathered from the project will be distributed by the following means: preparation and submission of monthly and annual reports, preparation and submission of journal manuscripts, presentations at agency and professional fisheries meetings, participation in district, regional, Recovery Team and Columbia River coordination meetings. Information will also be provided to USFWS and other bull trout researchers.


CBFWA-Generated Information

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


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
1996 Surveyed 100+ miles of stream for presence of bull trout. Young of the year bull trout found only in spawning tributaries.
1997 Completed a risk assessment, rehabilitation plan and monitoring program of Middle Fork Willamette River bull trout.
1998 Conducted spawning surveys in Anderson Creek, Olallie Creek, and manistem McKenzie River. Detected an increasing trend in bull trout abundance.
1998 Monitored timing and number of juveniles moving downstream in Anderson Creek using a downstream migrant trap. Data indicated good spawning success.
1998 Transferred 1,497 juvenile bull trout from the McKenzie Basin to the Middle Fork Willamette Basin.
1998 Described seasonal movements and habitat use in mainstem McKenzie, South Fork McKenzie and Cougar Reservoir using radio telemetry.
1999 Estimated the number of spawning adult bull trout in Anderson Creek and Roaring River using electronic fish counters.
1999 Transferred 1,976 juvenile bull trout from the McKenzie Basin to the Middle Fork Willamette Basin.
1999 Confirmed survival of juvenile bull trout transferred from the McKenzie Basin to the Middle Fork Willamette Basin in 1998 and 1999.
1999 Conducted a population estimate of juvenile bull trout rearing in Anderson Creek.
2000 Conducted spawning surveys, standard pool counts, juvenile trapping, electronic counting of adults and juvenile population estimates for the mainstem McKenzie population of bull trout.
2000 Conducted spawning surveys, standard pool counts, radio tracking and electronic counting of adults for the South Fork McKenzie population of bull trout.
2000 Transferred 2,788 McKenzie River juvenile bull trout to six release sites in the Middle Fork Willamette above Hills Creek Reservoir and monitored survival of the 1997-99 releases.
2000 Prepared and presented paper at Wild Trout VII Conference titled: Using Partnerships for Attaining Long Term Sustainability of Bull Trout Salvelinus confluentus Populations in the Upper Willamette Basin, Oregon.
2001 Conducted spawning surveys, juvenile trapping, electronic counting of adults and determined juvenile distribution and microhabitat use for the mainstem McKenzie population of bull trout.
2001 Conducted spawning surveys and electronic counting of adults for the South Fork McKenzie population of bull trout.
2001 Transferred 1,456 McKenzie River juvenile bull trout to four release sites in the Middle Fork Willamette above Hills Creek Reservoir and monitored survival of the 1997-2000 releases.
2001 We estimated approximately 230 age 2+ bull trout were residing in 5.5 miles of the upper Middle Fork Willamette River.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description
199206800 Assess Mckenzie Watershed Habitat And Prioritize Projects Assesses McKenzie Watershed habitat by synthesizing recent watershed analyses and gathering data to address information gaps. The project will provide a basin-wide context for bull trout habitat protection, restoration and monitoring strategies.
199405400 Bull trout genetics, habitat needs, life history in Central and NE Oregon Both are Columbia River Basin bull trout studies. 199405300 targets Willamette Subbasin populations 199405400 targets subbasins in Eastern Oregon.
199206800 McKenzie Watershed Council Coordination Coordinates McKenzie Watershed Council administration, project planning, implementation and monitoring among multiple stakeholders/landowners. The proposed project would be guided by the ongoing McKenzie Watershed Council framework.
199206800 Willamette Basin Mitigation Program, Phase III, Wildlife Habitat for bull trout
Cougar Water Temperature Control Project, Fisheries Monitoring Monitoring work being conducted under this project will add additional data to the monitoring portion of the proposed project.
Willamette National Forest Personnel, Planning, Financial
US Fish and Wildlife Service Personnel, Planning, Financial
Eugene Water and Electric Board Planning, Financial
Oregon Department of Transportation Financial
Oregon State Police Personnel
Oregon Council Federation of Flyfishers Personnel, Planning, Review, Financial
McKenzie Flyfishers Personnel
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (Bring Back the Natives Program) Financial
Trout Unlimited Planning, Financial
Bureau of Land Management Personnel, Review
Native Fish Society Review
McKenzie Watershed Council Planning
Saturday Academy (Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering) Personnel, Financial
Oregon Chapter American Fisheries Society Review
Salvelinus confluentus Curiosity Society Personnel, Review
US Army Corps of Engineers Planning, Financial
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Personnel, Planning, Review, Financial
Weyerhaeuser Company Personnel, Review


Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

n/a or no information


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2003 cost Subcontractor
Objective 1. Determine the feasibility and suitability of relocating bull trout from Anderson Creek to suitable sites in the Middle Fork Willamette River. Task 1.1. Conduct habitat surveys on Middle Fork Willamette River (above Hills Creek Dam), Salt Creek, Salmon Creek and North Fork Middle Fork Willamette River using Aquatic Inventory Project (ODFW) crews and protocol. 1 $ 33,400  
Task 1.2. Conduct fish presence or absence surveys using Aquatic Inventory Project (ODFW) crews and protocol. 1 $ 23,400  
Task 1.3. Monitor temperatures in streams listed in Task 1.1, from April through October. 1 $ 6,600  
Task 1.4. Evaluate the current status of, and risk to, the donor population. 1 $ 7,000  
Task 1.5 . Conduct trial rearing of YOY Anderson Creek bull trout in Marion Forks Hatchery. 1 $ 17,200  
Task 1.6. Publish results in annual reports and information reports, and present results at technical meetings. 1 $ 5,200  
Objective 2. Collect and transfer bull trout from Anderson Creek to suitable re-introduction sites and to Marion Forks Hatchery. Task 2.1. Collect YOY bull trout from Anderson Creek by screw trap from February to June. 5 $ 0  
Task 2.2. Mark experimental groups with opposite ventral fin clips. 5 $ 0  
Task 2.3. Transport 50% of removed bull trout to re-introduction sites and 50% to Marion Forks Hatchery. 5 $ 0  
Task 2.4. Transport hatchery reared bull trout to re-introduction sites during spring following their collection from Anderson Creek. 5 $ 0  
Objective 3. Monitor re-introduced bull trout and compare response variables between treatments. Task 3.1. Determine the distribution of re-introduced bull trout using snorkel surveys. 5 $ 0  
Task 3.2. Estimate the number of re-introduced bull trout using calibrated night snorkel counts. 5 $ 0  
Task 3.3. Estimate the growth of re-introduced bull trout using visual estimation and cohort analysis. 5 $ 0  
Task 3.4. Conduct bi-weekly spawning surveys from mid-August through mid-November. 5 $ 0  
Task 3.5. Monitor temperatures at re-introduction sites throughout each year. 5 $ 0  
Task 3.6. Publish results of the analysis in annual reports and peer-reviewed publications and present results at technical meetings. 5 $ 0  
Objective 4. Continue to monitor Anderson Creek bull trout and refine estimates of their status and risk. Task 4.1 Operate a screw trap during February through June to estimate the number of migrating juveniles. 5 $ 10,300  
Task 4.2 Conduct calibrated snorkel surveys to estimate the number of resident juveniles. 5 $ 7,400  
Task 4.3 Count the number of adults returning to Anderson Creek during August through October. 5 $ 7,000  
Task 4.4. Conduct bi-weekly spawning surveys from mid-August through mid-November. 5 $ 5,400  
Task 4.5. Publish results in annual reports and information reports, and present results at technical meetings. 5 $ 3,300  
Objective 5. Monitor other populations of bull trout in the McKenzie River and Middle Fork Willamette River watersheds. Task 5.1. Conduct bi-weekly spawning surveys in Olallie Creek, Sweetwater Creek, Upper McKenzie River (above Trial Bridge Reservoir), South Fork McKenzie River, Roaring River Middle Fork and Willamette River from mid-August through October. 5 $ 16,900  
Task 5.2. Determine the distribution of bull trout in the mainstem McKenzie River and Middle Fork Willamette River by snorkeling during summer months. 5 $ 11,100  
Task 5.3. Publish results in annual reports and information reports, and present results at technical meetings. 5 $ 5,200  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

Objective Starting FY Ending FY Estimated cost
Objective 2. Collect and transfer bull trout from Anderson Creek to suitable re-introduction sites and to Marion Forks Hatchery. 2004 2008 $ 39,200
Objective 3. Monitor re-introduced bull trout and compare response variables between treatments. 2004 2008 $ 79,000
Objective 4. Continue to monitor Anderson Creek bull trout and refine estimates of their status and risk. 2004 2008 $ 32,400
Objective 5. Monitor other populations of bull trout in the McKenzie River and Middle Fork Willamette River watersheds. 2004 2008 $ 21,800


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007
$172,400 $179,600 $192,200 $204,800


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

n/a or no information


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

n/a or no information


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2003 Cost
Personnel FTE: 2.33 $ 70,370
Fringe 34%, varies by position $ 36,180
Supplies $ 11,182
Travel $ 10,300
Indirect $ 31,368
Capital $ 0
NEPA $ 0
PIT tags # of tags: 0 $ 0
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $159,400


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2003 project cost $159,400
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2003 budget request $159,400
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
Willamette National Forest Daily sampling of screw trap in Anderson Cr., spawning and snorkel surveys above Trail Bridge Reservoir. $ 48,000 in-kind
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Liason with cooperators, data maintenance, field assistance as needed. $ 9,300 in-kind

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2004 2005 2006 2007
Construction/implementation $172,400 $179,600 $192,200 $204,800
Total Outyear Budgets $172,400 $179,600 $192,200 $204,800
 

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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