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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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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Analyze the Persistence and Spatial Dynamics of Snake River Chinook Salmon
BPA Project Proposal Number 9064
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Business acronym (if appropriate) RMRS
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Russell F. Thurow
Mailing Address 316 E. Myrtle
City, State, Zip Boise, ID 83702
Phone 2083734377
Fax 2083734391
E-mail rthurow/rmrs_boise@fs.fed.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Salmon
 
Short Description Describe factors influencing the spatial distribution and persistence of wild chinook salmon.
Target Species Wild Snake River Spring and Summer Chinook Salmon


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:
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. Map the distribution of chinook salmon redds a. Count redds annually via aerial and ground-based surveys
1. Map the distribution of chinook salmon redds b. Use GPS to locate redds
2. Map the distribution of potential spawning patches a. Aerially surveys spawning areas
2. Map the distribution of potential spawning patches b. Validate aerial surveys with ground-based surveys
2. Map the distribtuion of potential spawning patches c. Use GPS to locate spawning areas
3. Describe spawning patch quality a. Measure indices of patch quality
4. Relate the location and quality of spawning patches to basin geomorphic features a. Compile existing databases that describe basin landscape features (geology, elevation, aspect, etc.)
4. Relate the location and quality of spawning patches to basin geomorphic features b. Explore various regression and discriminate function analyses approaches
4. Relate the location and quality of spawning patches to basin geomorphic features c. Select the analysis and complete
5. Evaluate the influence of patch size, quality, and context on redd distribution a. Explore various regression and discriminate function analyses approaches
5. Evaluate the influence of patch size, quality, and context on redd distribution b. Select the analysis and complete

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 09/01/99 12/01/99 35.0%
2 07/01/99 12/01/99 35.0%
3 07/01/99 12/01/99 5.0%
4 12/01/99 12/01/03 10.0%
5 12/01/00 12/01/03 15.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 37,400
Fringe $ 7,690
Supplies $ 6,000
Operating $ 29,500
Travel $ 5,500
Indirect $ 15,500
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $101,590


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $101,590
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $101,590
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 $103,700 $105,800 $108,000 $110,400
Total Outyear Budgets $103,700 $105,800 $108,000 $110,400
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: If water conditions limit the accuracy of redd counts, additional years of research may be required


Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

We propose new research to describe factors influencing the spatial distribution and persistence of wild chinook salmon. Emerging conservation theory suggests that recolonization and persistence of widely ranging species may be strongly influenced by the spatial geometry of remaining habitats. As our central hypothesis, we propose that habitat area, quality, or context (location in relation to other spawning populations) strongly influences the occurrence of spawning chinook salmon. We propose to test this hypothesis by describing the distribution of chinook salmon redds and spawning habitats within the Middle Fork Salmon River drainage. A global positioning system (GPS) will be used to spatially locate redds and spawning patches that will be mapped using a geographic information system (GIS). Tests will be applied to determine the most appropriate spatial statistical analyses. If spatial concepts are important to persistence of declining chinook salmon stocks, the distribution of redds within suitable spawning habitats should significantly deviate from a random distribution. The 1994 Columbia River Basin Fish and wildlife Program calls for the acquisition of long-term monitoring, indexing, and life history information for Snake River chinook salmon. While this research will focus on larger scale spatial questions about persistence, it will simultaneously provide information useful for intensively monitoring an ESA listed chinook salmon stock. Our annual estimates of the total number of wild chinook salmon redds will enable managers to estimate annual adult escapement in order to monitor stock status and evaluate the influences of various mitigation and restoration efforts. Three years of data have already been gathered. The project will require a total of 5 years to follow one generation of spawning fish in order to complete the analysis of spatial structure.


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