Return to Proposal Finder FY 2003 Lower Columbia Proposal 200001200

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 Evaluate factors limiting Columbia River gorge chum salmon populations.
BPA Project Proposal Number 200001200
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 Nancy Uusitalo
Mailing Address 9317 Highway 99, Suite I
City, State, Zip Vancouver, WA 98665
Phone 3606967605
Fax 3606967968
E-mail nancy_uusitalo@fws.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Howard Schaller
 
Review Cycle Lower Columbia
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Columbia Lower
 
Short Description Evaluate factors limiting chum salmon production in Hardy Creek, Hamilton Springs, and Columbia River side-channel.
Target Species Chum Salmon


Project Location

Latitude Longitude Description
576595.66 5052990.61 Mouth of Hardy Creek on Pierce Refuge.
578368.48 5053167.89 Mouth of Hamilton Creek on Pierce Refuge.
579452.44 5054287.30 Beginning of Hamilton Spring Channel in town of North Bonneville.
578343.16 5053071.65 Side Channel of Columbia River adjacent to Pierce Refuge.


Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

RPA
Action 107
Action 150
Action 156
Action 157
Action 159
Action 160
Action 179
Action 193
Action 196
Action 197
Action 198
Action 1
Action 9
Action 13
Action 14
Action 15
Action 16
Action 17
Action 21
Action 27
Action 28
Action 30
Action 54
Action 60

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/BPA Action 155 NMFS BPA, working with BOR, the Corps, EPA, and USGS, shall develop a program to 1) identify mainstem habitat sampling reaches, survey conditions, describe cause-and- effect relationships, and identify research needs; 2) develop improvement plans for all mainstem reaches; and 3) initiate improvements in three mainstem reaches. Results shall be reported annually.


Information Transfer

The expected outcomes of this project are:
Quantitative

Data generated by this project are:
Derived

Are there restrictions on the use of this data?
None

Where do the data reside?
Private/Managed Locally:

Printed
Electronic

Public Access:
Internet at BPA


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

Future publication of data and production of internal reports.


CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: Processing error; posted to web late. ANL 2/24/02; Contact info updated from Council, 11/10/03
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
2000 Produced abundance estimates and determined biological characteristics of adult chum returns to Hardy Creek and Hamilton Springs for 1999 spawning year.
2000 Produced abundance estimates and determined biological characteristics of juvenile chum emigrants from Hardy Creek and Hamilton Springs in 2000.
2000 Determined characterisitcs of areas used for spawning and egg incubation by chum salmon, including intragravel water chemistry, during 1999-2000.
2000 Evaluated movements of adult chum salmon between spawning areas in Hardy Creek, Hamilton Creek, Hamilton Springs, and Columbia River in 1999.
2000 Constructed a chum salmon spawning channel adjacent to Hardy Creek on Pierce National Wildlife Refuge.
2001 Produced abundance estimates of adult chum salmon returns in Hardy Creek and Hamilton Springs for 2000 spawning year.
2001 Evaluated movements of adult chum salmon between spawning areas in Hardy Creek, Hardy Creek spawning channel, Hamilton Creek, Hamilton Springs, and Columbia River in 2000.
2001 Produced abundance estimates of juvenile chum salmon emigrants in Hardy Creek and Hamilton Springs in 2001.
2001 Evaluated substrate in Hardy Creek and Hamilton Springs.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


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

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

n/a or no information


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

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2003 cost Subcontractor
1. Assess movement of adults among three spawning areas. a. Capture and radio tag chum salmon and evaluate movements between spawning areas. 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 $ 18,039  
b. Establish fixed station telemetry arrays and provide telemetry technical assistance (USGS-BRD-CRRL subcontract). 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 $ 2,673 x
c. Capture and radio tag chum salmon at Bonneville Dam (WDFW cost-share). 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 $ 0  
2. Determine abundance and baseline biological characteristics of adult chum salmon. a.Install and operate weirs in Hardy Creek, Hardy Creek spawning channel, and Hamilton Springs. 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 $ 56,100  
b. Conduct spawning ground surveys in Hardy Creek and Hamilton Springs to determine spawning success. 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 $ 11,000  
c. Conduct spawning ground surveys in Hamilton Creek (WDFW cost-share). 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 $ 0  
d. Measure subsample of eggs to determine ratio of female length to number of eggs and egg size. 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 $ 12,600  
3. Determine chum smolt production and abundance in Hardy Creek, Hardy Creek spawning channel, Hamilton Springs, and main stem Columbia River near Ives Island. a. Install fyke nets in Hamilton Springs, Hardy Creek, and Hardy Creek spawning channel and evaluate abundance by mark-recapture techniques (USFWS cost-share). 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 $ 0  
b. Install screw trap in Columbia River to evaluate smolt abundance by mark-recapture techniques. 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 $ 89,400  
c. Evaluate homing fidelity by uniquely marking smolts with a strontium solution in Hamilton Springs and Hardy Creek. 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 $ 4,800  
4. Evaluate habitat parameters associated with chum salmon spawning success. a. Monitor intragravel water quality near redds at egg pocket depth using piezometers. 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 $ 26,300  
b. Install redd caps in Hamilton Springs to determine swim-up timing and temperature unit requirements for egg incubation. 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 $ 34,300  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

Objective Starting FY Ending FY Estimated cost
1. Assess movement of adults among three spawning areas. 2004 2007 $ 93,732
2. Determine abundance and baseline biological characteristics of adult chum salmon. 2004 2007 $360,691
3. Determine chum smolt production and abundance in Hardy Creek, Hardy Creek spawning channel, Hamilton Springs, and main stem Columbia River near Ives Island. 2004 2007 $426,313
4. Evaluate habitat parameters associated with chum salmon spawning success. 2004 2007 $274,253


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007
$267,972 $281,371 $295,440 $310,212


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2003 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1 Supervisory Biologist (33%), 2 Field Biologists (100%) 2 Temporary Biologists (50%) $130,091
Fringe 30% $ 39,027
Supplies $ 10,128
Travel Vehicle and boat lease $ 10,000
Indirect 24.8% $ 63,293
Subcontractor USGS $ 2,673
Total Itemized Budget $255,212


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2003 project cost $255,212
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2003 budget request $255,212
FY 2003 forecast from 2002 $262,283
% change from forecast - 2.7%


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
WDFW Capture and radio tag chum salmon at Bonneville Dam. $ 78,200 in-kind
WDFW Conduct spawning ground surveys in Hamilton Creek. $ 10,500 in-kind
USGS Radio telemetry receivers, antennas. cable, batteries, and technical assistance. $115,000 in-kind
University of Idaho Radio Tags $ 17,500 in-kind
USFWS Fyke nets, screw traps, and biometric services. $132,086 in-kind

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2004 2005 2006 2007
Monitoring and evaluation $267,972 $281,371 $295,440 $310,212
Total Outyear Budgets $267,972 $281,371 $295,440 $310,212
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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

ISRP Preliminary Review , ISRP 2002-2 Recommendation:
Fundable - no response required
Date:
Mar 1, 2002
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Fundable. The proposal is sound and well organized with logical objectives, and should generate information useful for protecting these remnant chum salmon in the Lower Columbia. The viability of these populations may be affected by movements among them, lending importance to the proposed study of movements. A summary of censuses of adults is given but no summary of fry production.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
High Priority
Date:
May 17, 2002
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
$255,212 $267,972 $281,371 $295,440 $310,212
Comment:
NMFS has identified that this project is a BiOp project.

ISRP Final Review , ISRP 2002-11 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Jun 7, 2002
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Fundable. A response was not needed. The proposal is sound and well organized with logical objectives, and should generate information useful for protecting these remnant chum salmon in the Lower Columbia. The viability of these populations may be affected by movements among them, lending importance to the proposed study of movements. A summary of censuses of adults is given but no summary of fry production.

NMFS Review Recommendation:
Date:
Jul 19, 2002
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Statement of Potential Biological Benefit to ESU
This is an important element of studies in the Ives Island area to understand the effects of FCRPS flow management on productivity of the Bonneville chum population. Supports long-term habitat restoration of chum habitat and short and long-term survival of this ESU.

Comments
This is an important project that will result in a better understanding of FCRPS flow management on productivity of the Bonneville chum population. Fulfills Biop requirements in part.

Already ESA Req? No

Biop? Yes


BPA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
A
Date:
Jul 23, 2002
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommend to implement RPAs 156 and 157.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Oct 30, 2002
2003 2004 2005
$255,211 $263,888 $272,860
Comment:

BPA Funding Decision Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Apr 30, 2003
2003
$246,820
Comment:
Fund as Recommended and to implement RPA 155, 156

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 20, 2003
2004 2005 2006
$263,888 $272,860 $263,888

Funding Category: Expense

Comment:
Sponsor surprised at how low accrual is, project should be pretty much in line for 2003. Changes in personnel costs and benefits, similar to lamprey project in terms of needs.

Project Sponsor Request for FY04-05 Recommendation:
Date:
Sep 20, 2003
2004 2005
$291,950 $303,629

Funding Category: Expense

Comment:
The reason for requested increase is due to changes in personnel, cost of living adjustments and equipment replacement.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$263,888
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$263,888
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$263,888
Sponsor (USFWS) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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