Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9125

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 Columbia River Basin Fish Key
BPA Project Proposal Number 9125
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Eastern Washington University Biology Department
Business acronym (if appropriate)

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Allan T. Scholz, Ph.D.
Mailing Address EWU Biology Department, MS#72
City, State, Zip Cheney, WA 99004
Phone 5093596397
Fax 5093597400
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Write book about taxonomy and life histories of fishes inhabiting the Columbia River System
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

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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. Collect fish taxonomy and life history data for the Columbia River System a. Review scientific journals for primary papers and review articles about Columbia River System fish.
. b. Review fisheries abstracts for articles about Columbia River System fish.
. c. Search stacks, government documents, archives and species collections at libraries in the region for books, reports and other documents pertaining to Columbia River salmon. This will initially be accomplished through interlibrary loan and Internet.
. d. Visit offices of federal, state & tribal fisheries agencies, federal hydroproject operator/regulator agencies, land management, & water quality agencies, universities, historical societies, libraries & other groups with interest in Columbia fisheries.
. e. Visit OR, WA, ID, MT & Washington DC to collect data.
2. Develop life history accounts for individual species and compare between subbasins. a. Compile taxonomy data to describe etymology and history of scientific name. Also describe common name(s) and Indian names.
. b. Compile data on distribution in the Columbia Basin. Construct distribution maps that indicates relative abundance in each sub-basin.
. c. Compile data on stocks, including information about native and hatchery stocks, introductions and genetic stock identification.
. d. Compile data about fish feeding habits, including feeding habits at different life stages and regional differences in feeding habits related to type of sub-basin environment. Describe predator-prey interactions.
. e. Compile data on age and growth, including comparisons of growth in different regions and trends in the growth over time.
. f. Compile data on reproduction such as age at first spawning by males and females frequency of spawning, length or weight/fecundity relationships, spawning seasons, peak of spawning season and secondarv sexual characteristics.
. g. Compile data on population dynamics, including population abundance, relative abundance, mortality rates, recruitment and production potential. Note differences between regions and trends over time.
. h. Compile data on utilization, including sport, commercial or subsistence harvest and relation to man.
. I. Compile data on daily, seasonal and annual behavior pattems, and habitat preferences to develop a life history account. Prepare draft life history diagrams. Also, describe relationship to other organisms and ecological niche in the ecosystem.
. j. Compile data about the management history in the Columbia Basin and describe current management programs.
. k. Compile data on parasite, viral and bacterial diseases that affect this species. Describe past and current status.
3. Compile data on parasite, viral and bacterial diseases that affect this species. Describe past and current status. a. Compile data on nutrients primary and secondary productivity.
. b. Compile data on mining, industrial and municipal pollutants.
. c. Compile data on watershed activities such as logging, irrigation, agriculture and grazing; including pesticide and herbicide pollution, erosion and sedimentation of rivers, and alteration to physical habitat.
. d. Compile data on physical habitat changes related to water flow and habitat inundation caused by construction and operation of hydroelectric dams.
. e. Compile data on how commercial, sport and subsistence fisheries have impacted populations.
. f. Compile data on how natural cycles, e.g., El Nino events, have impacted populations. e.g., Describe how fish are redistributed in the system during high flow years.
4. Construct taxonomic key to fishes of the Columbia River Basin. a. Construct taxonomic key using data collected from Jish collections housed at museums in Task id and le. Additionally, other fish keys will be consufted.
. b. Send key to taxonomy expert for peer review
. c. Incorporate comments of the reviewer to prepare final version of key.
5. Prepare figures for book. a. Contract J.R. Tomelleri to produce color plates of fish for the key.
. b. Prepare other figures for the text, such as distribution maps and life history diagrams, in-house using the EWU Instruction Media Center Graphics Laboratory.
6. Write and publish book. a. Prepare tables and graphs that will be used in the text.
. b. Write book. At the onset, prospective publishers will be contacted and a contract developed.
. c. Integrate figures, tables, graphs and distribution maps into text using Desktop Publishing software.
. d. Edit and proof draft.
. e. Send draft book to federal, state and tribal fish and wildlife agencies for peer review.
. f. Incorporate comments and prepare publisher ready fair copy of book.
. g. Print book.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 55,350
Fringe $ 14,368
Supplies $ 18,232
Travel $ 12,982
Indirect $ 14,945
Subcontractor $ 14,500
Total Itemized Budget $130,377

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $130,377
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $130,377
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

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The objective of this proposal is to write a book about the taxonomy and life histories of fishes in the Columbia River System. The book will synthesize historical and current fisheries and limnological data for all regions within the Columbia River System. lt will provide regional and temporal comparisons of biogeographic distribution and~productivity of native and introduced fish, as well as life history and taxonomy information typically found in a fish key. The book will also inform fish and water managers who make decisions concerning system operations about the economic value and ecological importance of fisheries in different parts of the basin. The project will require three years to complete (October 98 to September 01).

Reviews and Recommendations

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