Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9151

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 Assess Adult Steelhead Escapement in the Secesh River System
BPA Project Proposal Number 9151
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Dave Faurot
Mailing Address P.O. Box 1942
City, State, Zip McCall, ID 83638
Phone 2086345290
Fax 2086344097
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Salmon
Short Description Abundance of spawning steelhead will be assessed by multiple ground counts and sampling kelts, captured by non-lethal means. Information gathered will enhance managements knowledge of the stocks origin and life history characteristics.
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. Assess abundance and timing of steelhead spawning in Lake Creek and the Secesh River a. conduct weekly spawning ground surveys for redds and adult steelhead
2. Determine biological characteristics of returning adult steelhead a. conduct weekly efforts to capture adults using non-lethal means
. b. determine the age and sex ratio of the spawning population from carcasses and kelts
. c. collect genetic samples before releasing the fish
. d. record external mark and tags (eg. fin clip, jaw, radio, PIT)
3. Transfer of Technology a. prepare annual report with recommendations regarding feasibility of techniques and spawning population status

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 02/01/99 06/01/00 45.0%
2 02/01/99 06/01/00 45.0%
3 06/01/99 12/01/00 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 23,000
Fringe $ 5,000
Supplies $ 3,000
Operating $ 2,000
Capital $ 6,500
Travel $ 5,000
Indirect $ 12,994
Subcontractor $ 8,000
Total Itemized Budget $ 65,494

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 65,494
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 65,494
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

All Phases $ 60,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 60,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Unusually harsh winter storms/environmental conditions and challenges with access

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Steelhead populations have been declining and have been listed under the Endangered Species Act. Present knowledge of wild/natural adult steelhead escapement has been primarily limited to enumeration at Lower Granite Dam. Return characteristics for individual spawning aggregates are largely unknown. This project will provide managers with baseline data on the spawning aggregate, origin, life history characteristics This study is designed to evaluate the feasibility of spawning ground abundance monitoring techniques for adult steelhead and to identify the status of adult steelhead escapement in the Secesh River system. The study will use intensive redd counts as an index of relative abundance and spawning distribution in tributary streams. Biological characteristics (including: spawner age composition, length-age relationships, adult pre-spawning mortality, genetic sampling, and hatchery:wild composition on spawning grounds) will be collected from carcasses and kelts. Kelts will be captured by non-lethal means and tagged to prevent duplication of data. This is a short term study, after one year we expect to describe baseline data on relative abundance and biological characteristics and assess our sampling techniques. At the completion of the second year we will be able to describe the age structure of the population, determine the stocks origin and assess the feasibility of assessing additional spawning aggregates in the Snake River Basin.

Reviews and Recommendations

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