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Proposal Table of Contents

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

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Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Evaluate Movement Patterns of Bull Trout in Dworshak Reservoir.
BPA Project Proposal Number 9055
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Business acronym (if appropriate) IDFG

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Tim Cochnauer
Mailing Address 1540 Warner Ave.
City, State, Zip Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone 2087995010
Fax 2087995012
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
Short Description Evaluate the movement patterns of bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in Dworshak Reservoir and N.F. Clearwater River above the reservoir to determine the extent of movement downstream of Dworshak Dam and lost to the drainage.
Target Species

Project Location

[No information]

Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

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

NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses: 10.3C
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References

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

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Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine movement patterns of bull trout in Dworshak Reservoir and N.F. Clearwater River above Dworshak Reservoir a. Capture bull trout in the lower N.F. Clearwater River and upper Dworshak Reservoir by angling and netting techniques. Document findings.
. b. Implant radio transmitters in abdominal cavity of bull trout (350mm) annually for 3 years. Bull trout less than 350 mm will be marked by fin clip or VIT only. All bull trout will be marked with PIT tags. Document findings.
. c. Track radio tagged bull trout in reservoir and drainage, with particular emphasis below Dworshak Dam. Document findings.
. d. Conduct systematic electofishing in N.F. Clearwater River below Dworshak Dam , noting any marked bull trout. Continue systsematic netting in upper reservoir to accomplish Task a and observe for any marked fish. Document findings.
2. Develop and implement strategies to minimize entrainment. a. Coordinate with the kokanee entrainment study (Project No. 87-99) and develop system that addresses bull trout entrainment.
. b. Implement strategy to minimize bull trout entrainment.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/98 11/01/02 75.0%
2 11/01/02 11/01/04 25.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Fishery technician & Biological Aide $ 24,930
Fringe @36% $ 8,975
Supplies VI tags, radio tags, meals, nets, etc. $ 14,000
Operating Vehicle rental, flights $ 9,200
Capital PIT tag reader, Radio receiver $ 6,500
Tag 200 $ 580
Travel $ 2,000
Indirect @21.3% $ 13,655
Subcontractor College of Forestry, Wildlife and Range $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $ 84,840

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 84,840
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 84,840
FY 1999 forecast from 1998 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2000 2001 2002 2003
All Phases $ 81,648 $ 85,730 $ 80,000 $ 75,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 81,648 $ 85,730 $ 80,000 $ 75,000

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Little information is known about bull trout Salvelinus confluentus in the North Fork Clearwater River drainage. Surveys by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game have documented bull trout in several streams and in Dworshak Reservoir. Recent studies by Idaho Department of Fish and Game in southern Idaho reservoirs have documented movement of bull trout downstream past the dams. The significant of the loss of these fish to the population viability is unknown, but could be significant. Historically, prior to Dworshak Dam construction, these fish probably moved out of the North Fork Clearwater River drainage into the mainstem Clearwater River and bull trout from other tributaries moved into the North Fork perpetuating a genetic interchange throughout the Clearwater River drainage. This study is designed to determine if bull trout move downstream of Dworshak Dam and to assess how significant this loss is to the population in the North Fork Clearwater drainage. Movement of bull trout within the reservoir will be monitored by radio tags and other physical marks. Sampling for marked, but non-radio tagged fish will be conducted by netting, electroshocking, and angling techniques in the reservoir and below Dworshak Dam. The study will be conducted over a six-year period and will be incorporated into the Graduate School at the University of Idaho, Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Reviews and Recommendations

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