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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 Conduct Baseline Habitat and Pop. Dynamics Studies on Lampreys in Cedar Cr.
BPA Project Proposal Number 9104
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Columbia River Fisheries Program Office
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFWS, CRFPO

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Travis C. Coley
Mailing Address 9317 Hwy. 99, Suite I
City, State, Zip Vancouver, WA 98665
Phone 3606967605
Fax 3606967968
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Lewis
Short Description With emphasis on Pacific lampreys, identify and quantitatively evaluate populations of Lampetra and their habitats in a stream below Bonneville.
Target Species Pacific lamprey

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. Estimate abundance, measure biological characteristics, determine migration timing of mature Pacific lampreys. a. Trap adult anadromous (Pacific and river) lampreys through the entire spawning run and measure their biological characteristics (length, weight, sex, and maturity).
. b. Mark captured Pacific lampreys, release them downstream of the trap location, and estimate spawning run abundance from proportion of marked animals recaptured.
. d. Capture and estimate abundance of adult resident (brook) lampreys by multi-pass depletion electrofishing
2. Determine larval lamprey distribution, habitat use, and biological characteristics. a. Capture larval lampreys by electrofishing and measure their length, weight, and sex.
. b. Evaluate habitat characteristics at ammocoete capture sites.
3. Determine outmigration timing and estimate abundance recently metamorphosed lampreys. a. Capture outmigrant lampreys by floating screw trap, mark and release these animals upstream of the trap site, and estimate abundance from the proportion of marked lampreys in subsequent samples.
4. Determine diagnostic characteristics of larval lampreys, evaluate thermal tolerances of larval lampreys by species, and evaluate effects of internal tag placement in young adult lampreys in the laboratory. a. Spawn adult Pacific, river & brook lampreys in lab, examine resulting progeny, conduct morpho-metric analysis to determine characteristics that will facilitate identification; evaluate temperature effects on survival & early development on each species.
. b. Collect large ammocoetes and recently metamorphosed Pacific lampreys and evaluate effects and success of PIT tag placement in controlled experiments in the laboratory.
3. Evaluate spawning habitat requirements of adult lampreys. a. Conduct weekly surveys during potential spawning periods to identify lamprey spawning locations and redds.
. b. Measure physical characteristics of redds, including redd size, depth in the water column, water velocity, substrate, habitat type, and presence of cover and shading.
. c. Sample redds to evaluate the occurrence of unused redds.
. d. Cap redds to determine developmental timing and survival of lamprey larvae.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/02 15.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/02 15.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/02 10.0%
4 10/01/98 09/01/02 35.0%
5 10/01/98 09/01/02 25.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 89,000
Fringe $ 19,000
Supplies $ 3,000
Operating $ 10,000
Tag $ 145
Travel $ 3,000
Indirect $ 26,000
Subcontractor $ 82,000
Total Itemized Budget $232,145

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $232,145
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $232,145
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
All Phases $240,000 $250,000 $260,000
Total Outyear Budgets $240,000 $250,000 $260,000

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Pacific lampreys (Lampetra tridentata) in the Columbia River Basin (CRB) have declined to a remnant of their pre-1940s populations. The ecological, economic, and cultural significance of this species is underestimated by most casual observers. NPPC-FWP sections 7.5F and 7.5F.1 noted this decline and requested a status report identifying research needs. Among identified needs were abundance, current distribution and habitat limitation studies. Studies of the biology, population dynamics, ecology, identification, and relationships of Pacific lamprey with the two other species of lampreys (L. ayresi, and L. richardsoni) coexisting in the CRB will assist in rehabilitating the Pacific lamprey populations. Quantitative baseline data including lamprey population dynamics, length-frequency relationships, abundance estimates of spawning-phase adults, and habitat requirements will be collected from a Pacific lamprey population that has open access to the ocean. Habitat for reproduction and for rearing larval lampreys will be quantatively described. Temperature effects on lamprey embryos will be evaluated because habitats where reproduction can be successful would be easily identifiable if temperature is a major factor regulating development as it is in sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus). Characteristics of the three species of larval Lampetra found in the CRB will be examined to develop a precise key for the identification of these fish. Methods will be taken from the literature developed from 40 years of studying sea lampreys. Specific products of this study will include: year two, an identification key for larval Lampreta in the CRB and a manuscript describing the importance of specific temperatures in the embryonic development of Pacific lampreys; and years three and four, manuscripts describing species-specific age, growth and fecundity, migration timing of anadromous lampreys, and ecological and inter-specific interactions of larval lampreys, including habitat selection and limiting factors. The quality of the work will be judged by the peer review of the written and verbal infomation presented.

Reviews and Recommendations

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