Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9090

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 Recondition Wild Steelhead Kelts For Repeat Spawning
BPA Project Proposal Number 9090
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Business acronym (if appropriate) CRITFC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Allen F. Evans
Mailing Address 729 NE Oregon St., Suite 200
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97232
Phone 5037311317
Fax 5032354228
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Lower Snake Mainstem
Short Description Indentify the proportion of steelhead kelts outmigrating through juvenile bypass systems in the Snake River. Once identified, reconditioning kelts to augment wild Snake River steelhead populations.
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: 7.0A.1, 7.1B.2, 7.1C.3, 7.2C, 7.4D.2, potentially 7.4L.1, 7.4M, 7.4O.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
0 (none) No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Enumerate kelts a. Collect adult steelhead at Snake River bypass facilities.
. b. Use ultrasound techniques to identify pre and post spawned adults.
. c. Analyze data and include results in a report.
2. Validate kelt identification a. Use ultrasound techniques at a hatchery
. b. Test ultrasound identification accuracy
. c. Analyze data and include results in a report.
3. Develop a key of morphological traits associated with kelts a. Record physical data on adults collected at the dams.
. b. Compare physical data with ultrasound information to segregate pre and post spawned adults.
. c. Analyze data and include result in a report
4. Locate other facilities for kelt collection a. Identify facilities (hatchery, weir, dams) were kelt identification and collection techniques can be applied
. b. Report results
5. Collect and recondition kelts a. Collect Snake River kelts
. b. Build reconditioning structures
. c. Recondition kelts
6. Evaluate kelt reconditioning a. Tag kelts before release
. b. Identify returning adults
. c. Analyze data and include in a report

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/99 05/01/99 30.0%
2 04/01/99 04/01/99 1.0%
3 06/01/99 07/01/99 3.0%
4 03/01/99 07/01/99 4.0%
5 03/01/00 01/01/01 54.0%
6 09/01/01 11/01/01 8.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 16,500
Fringe @ 31.5% $ 5,198
Supplies Ultrasound machine ($17,500)- no indirect cost associated. We will attemp to lease, to reduce cost $ 18,375
Operating $ 3,125
Travel per diem, lodging $ 2,720
Indirect @ 37.8% $ 10,742
Subcontractor NA $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 56,660

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 56,660
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 56,660
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
All Phases $ 85,741 $ 13,635
Total Outyear Budgets $ 85,741 $ 13,635

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: No major foreseeable constraints

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Repeat steelhead spawners (iteroparous) may have significantly augmented early wild Snake River populations. Accurate information on steelhead kelts within the Snake River subbasin is lacking and anecdotal. In 1999 we propose to identify the number of steelhead kelts (post-spawned) outmigrating through Snake River bypass systems using ultrasound technology. An ultrasound image of a steelheads body cavity will be used to identify pre-spawned (i.e., with eggs or sperm) and post-spawned (i.e., without eggs and sperm) adults. Once identified, a kelt enumeration will be conducted on the data. If it is found that significant numbers of kelts are prevented from reaching the sea, then measures will be initiated to aid kelt survival. Kelt reconditioning experiments on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) have provided the impetus for steelhead kelt reconditioning. In these studies, iteroparous salmonids were successfully captured, artificially reconditioned and held captive in fresh water for another spawning episode. In order to make kelt reconditioning and/or kelt transportation beneficial to Snake River populations, we must have an accurate estimate of the number of kelts traveling through the bypass systems. Such estimates will dictate the number of kelts which can be captured and reconditioned. Assuming the results obtained in 1999 are encouraging, kelt reconditioning and/or transportation studies will be initiated in 2000. Ultimately, enhancement efforts through kelt reconditioning may significantly supplement Snake River steelhead populations.

Reviews and Recommendations

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