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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

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Evaluation of Interactions between American Shad and Salmon in Columbia R
BPA Project Proposal Number 9077
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division
Business acronym (if appropriate) USGS-BRD
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Dennis W. Rondorf
Mailing Address 5501A Cook-Underwood Rd.
City, State, Zip Cook, WA 98605
Phone 5095382299 228
Fax 5095382843
E-mail dennis_rondorf@usgs.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Mainstem
 
Short Description Assess the interactions between increasing abundance of American shad and declining numbers of salmon relative to competition, salmon predator adundance and the changing ecosystem of the Columbia River.
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:
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

n/a or no information


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Identify interactions of juvenile American shad with juvenile fall chinook salmon a. Determine spatial and temporal occurrence and abundance of juvenile American shad and juvenile fall chinook salmon
1. Identify interactions of juvenile American shad with juvenile fall chinook salmon b. Determine food habits of juvenile American shad and juvenile fall chinook salmon to identify competitive interactions
1. Identify interactions of juvenile American shad with juvenile fall chinook salmon c. Determine larval and juvenile American shad effects on food resources of juvenile fall chinook salmon
1. Identify interactions of juvenile American shad with juvenile fall chinook salmon d. Develop bioenergetics model to describe juvenile American shad growth and feeding dynamics as related to feeding of juvenile fall chinook
2. Determine role of American shad as supplemental food source contributing to salmonid predator fitness a. Determine importance of juvenile American shad in diet of northern squawfish near hydroelectric facilities
2. Determine role of American shad as supplemental food source contributing to salmonid predator fitness b. Estimate effect of American shad biomass on growth and fecundity of northern squawfish
3. Estimate effect of American shad biomass on growth and fecundity of northern squawfish a. Conduct literature review and analyze existing data on American shad
3. Estimate effect of American shad biomass on growth and fecundity of northern squawfish b. Charactarize adult American shad migration patterns, spawning sites, and spawning habitat requirements
3. Estimate effect of American shad biomass on growth and fecundity of northern squawfish c. Determine age, growth and fecundity of spawning population of adult American shad
3. Estimate effect of American shad biomass on growth and fecundity of northern squawfish d. Identify determinates (biotic and abiotic) of year class strength and develop American shad freshwater phase life cycle model
4. Develop methods to control Columbia River American shad population a. Explore harvest methods
4. Develop methods to control Columbia River American shad population b. Explore biological control methods
4. Develop methods to control Columbia River American shad population c. Evaluate effects of shad biomass on salmonid passage.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 06/01/99 12/01/03 30.0%
2 06/01/99 12/01/03 25.0%
3 01/01/99 12/01/03 30.0%
4 01/01/99 12/01/03 15.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $234,003
Fringe $ 59,865
Supplies $ 20,810
Operating $ 55,648
Tag $ 290
Travel $ 39,960
Indirect $137,058
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $547,634


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $547,634
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $547,634
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 $600,000 $650,000 $650,000 $600,000
Total Outyear Budgets $600,000 $650,000 $650,000 $600,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Delayed funding of project would necessitate schedule change


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The increasing abundance of American shad in the Columbia River Basin has prompted concerns about their potential impacts on dwindling salmonid populations. Managers do not know if recent large increases in American shad contribute to declines in chinook salmon or are a response to a changing ecosystem. This study addresses the lack of information on American shad recognized in the NPPC?s Fish and Wildlife Program, the NMFS?s Biological Opinion and Proposed Recovery Plan and the Columbia River Fish Management Plan. Our objectives are to identify the interactions between juvenile American shad and juvenile fall chinook salmon rearing in reservoirs and the estuary, where larval shad may be a food resource for juvenile fall chinook salmon and juvenile shad may be a competitor. We will determine the importance of shad as an abundant prey species which may enable predators such as northern squawfish to increase fecundity and overwinter survival. We will identify the determinates of year class strength of shad and the migration and reproductive patterns of shad to develop potential shad harvest or biological controls.


Reviews and Recommendations

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

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