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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

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Evaluate Status of Pacific Lamprey in the Clearwater River Drainage, Idaho
BPA Project Proposal Number 9057
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 The Pacific Lamprey is the only anadromous native fish species in Idaho that is not being addressed in other BPA projects. Determine the status and life history of Pacific lamprey populations in Idaho.
Target Species Pacific Lamprey (Lampetra tridentatus)

Project Location

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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: 7.5 F
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): anadromous

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. Determination of life history characteristics a. Determine age and length at outmigration collection and measurement of individuals at traps.
. b. Determine outmigration timing by collection with rotary screen screw traps at two locations on the S.F. Clearwater River and one on the Snake River.
. c. Determine adult spawning migration timing by using radio tagging of individuals captured at Lower Granite Dam.
2. Determination of habitat requirements a. By using radio tagging procedures spawning habitat (described by velocity, substrate, depth) will be identified.
. b. Individual juvenile habitat (described by velocity, habitat, water depth) will be identified by collection of individuals.
3. Determination of distribution of juvenile rearing and adult spawning in Clearwater River drainage a. Collection of individual lamprey and observation of radio-tagged adults will identify distribution of lamprey within the drainage.
. b. GIS overlays will be constructed for all life history phases for the Clearwater River drainage.
4. Develop and implement strategies to minimize impacts to habitat a. Work with land managers (USFS, BLM, etc.) to minimize habitat degradation.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/03 30.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/03 30.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/03 30.0%
4 09/01/03 09/01/04 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Fishery Tech--8mos; Bio-aide--6 mos $ 22,515
Fringe @36% $ 8,100
Supplies Camp and field equipment, film, etc. $ 5,700
Operating Vehicle rental, communications $ 3,900
Capital Rotary screw trap $ 16,000
Travel $ 1,200
Indirect @21.3% $ 9,880
Subcontractor UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $ 72,295

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 72,295
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 72,295
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 $ 73,500 $ 77,000 $ 80,500 $ 83,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 73,500 $ 77,000 $ 80,500 $ 83,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The first year's juvenile outmigrant collection could be delayed if purchase of rotary screen trap is delayed.

Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract


The Pacific lamprey Lampetra tridentatus is an anadromous fish species facing the same migratory hazards as other anadromous fish in Idaho. Problems with habitat and the Snake River and Columbia River migratory corridors are unquestionably impacting Idaho’s lamprey. Because Pacific lamprey are not recognized as a sport game fish in Idaho, little attention has been given to the species. While improvement in salmon and steelhead passage will also improve passage for Pacific lamprey, maintaining critical freshwater habitat for spawning and juvenile rearing is just as important for their survival. The Fish and Wildlife Plan Measure 7.5F addresses the declining status of Pacific lamprey within its natural range and the need to provide funding for projects that will support a restoration effort. This project will add to the knowledge of the lamprey’s life history and habitat requirements. Data to be collected will describe both juvenile and adult migratory behavior and timing, and describe habitat for the multi-year juvenile rearing and the adult spawning. Measuring habitat parameters such as water depth, water velocity, and substrate at collection sites will help describe preferred juvenile rearing habitat. Collection of migratory juveniles by traps will provide information on size and age of migration and the timing of migration out of Idaho. Radio tagging of adults will help provide information of upstream migration timing, spawning periodicity, spawning location and necessary spawning habitat. The information obtained will be used to identify, preserve and enhance necessary habitat in the Clearwater River drainage.

Reviews and Recommendations

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