Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9107

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 North Fork Malheur River Bull Trout and Redband Trout Life History Study
BPA Project Proposal Number 9107
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Burns Paiute Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) BPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Daniel Gonzalez/Dyan Straughan
Mailing Address HC 71 - 100 Pasigo St
City, State, Zip Burns, OR 97720
Phone 5415731375
Fax 5145732422
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Snake
Subbasin Malheur
Short Description Identify the distribution of bull trout from Beula Reservoir to the headhead waters of the North Fork Malheur River. Sample the genetic composition of redband trout and bull trout to distinguish population chracteristics. Identify the perferred habitat
Target Species Bull trout redband trout

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: 10.1, 10.1A.2,10.2A.1, 10.5, 10.5A, 10.6
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NA
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): resident

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9701900 Bull Trout and Redband No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Identify limiting factors to criticle life statges of bull trout and redband trout a. Screw traps will operate near the mouth of Beulah Res. and at the headwaters of the NF Malheur River
2. Determine a population estimate and age class structure for bull trout b. Spawning surveys - lead by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and BPT staff
3. Determine water quality c. Using Aqua Check water quality instrument to measure DO, pH, and Conductivity- HOBO's for water temperature monitoring
4. Determine seasonal distribuion of bull trout and time of movement d. Radio Telemetry
5. Determine the timing of spawning and perferred spawning areas e. Radio Telemetry
6. Determine the bull trout use and extent of Beulah Reservoir f. Radio Telemetry and Screw Traps
7. Identify overall habitat conditions and perferred site conditions by bull torut and redband trout g. Habitat surveys (Hankin and Reeves method), fish surveys (ODFW methods) and radio telemetry.
8. Continue quantifying genetic population structure in current bull trout and redband populations h. Submit samples to laboratory and assist in analyses with qualifyed BPT staff member - Microsattelite DNA analyses
9. Determine the use of micro-refugia i. Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) vidiography. Approximately 60 miles of North Fork will be sampled

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 04/01/98 07/01/99 26.0%
2 08/01/98 15.0%
3 04/01/98 10.0%
4 04/01/98 7.0%
5 05/01/98 7.0%
6 04/01/98 16.0%
7 06/01/98 6.0%
8 05/01/98 3.0%
9 07/01/98 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel 1 Biologist @ $14.00 hr (2080 hr) and 1 Fisheries Technician @ $8.10 hr (1080) $ 37,868
Fringe 25% of Salary $ 9,467
Supplies Waders, Dry Suit, Snorkle, Mask, Polarized Glasses, $ 796
Operating None $ 0
Capital None $ 0
Tag None $ 0
Travel 130 miles/day, 520 @ 4 days/week, 2080/month, @ 24,960/year, @ $.31/mile $ 7,738
Indirect 29% $ 62,408
Subcontractor Montana State University $ 3,900
Other $116,804
Total Itemized Budget $238,981

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $238,981
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $238,981
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 $ 96,000 $ 96,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 96,000 $ 96,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Weather

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The goal of this project is to gain a cooperative understanding of the life history and genetic composition of the bull trout and redband trout in the Malheur River Basin. Little information is currently available concerning native trout populations, seasonal distribution and movements throughout the North Fork Malheur River. From past spawning surveys conducted by ODFW, Burns Paiute Tribe and USFS personnel, it seems somewhat apparent that bull trout numbers are relatively low. There is no information to indicate trend. Through the use of radio telemetry, screw traps, FLIR flights and genetic analyses we will be able to record and document the life history patterns of these species. This project will assist us in fulfilling the goals and objectives in section 10.1. It also complies with sections 10.1A.2, 10.2A.1, 10.5, 10.5A, 10.6 in the 1994 Columbia Fish and Wildlife Program. This project also compliments the management plans stated in Malheur Wild and Scenic River Management Plan and the North Fork Malheur Scenic River Management Plan directed by the USDA, U.S. Forest Service. Our expected completion date and completion of outlined objectives is 11/2001. Results will be monitored by continuing spawning surveys, surveying identified holding areas indicated by telemetry monitoring and FLIR flights, and identifying population trends throughout the species recovery.

Reviews and Recommendations

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