Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9152

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 Feasibility of Sockeye Reintroduction to Wallowa and Warm Lakes
BPA Project Proposal Number 9152
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resources Management
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Billy D. Arnsberg
Mailing Address 3404 Hwy. 12
City, State, Zip Orofino, ID 83544
Phone 2084767296
Fax 2084760719
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Salmon
Short Description Determine the feasibility of reintroducing Snake River sockeye salmon into Warm Lake, Idaho and Wallowa Lake, Oregon.
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. Review historical data to determine physical, chemical, biological characteristics of Wallowa & Warm Lakes that were important to indigenous sockeye salmon & identify appropriate donor stocks for reintroduction. a. Review historical records at area universities and fishery libraries.
2. Identify the historical changes in the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of Wallowa and Warm Lakes, their primary spawning tributaries, and the anadromous migration route to them that may constrain reintroduction success. a. Conduct field studies to determine the physical habitat changes that may impede adult migration to Wallowa and Warm Lakes and to the spawning habitat.
. b. Document man-made or natural barriers for emigration and immigration and determine possible habitat modifications to improve migration.
3. Develop simulation models for Warm Lake and Wallowa Lake to measure the contribution of natural production that would result form various supplementation strategies, habitat modifications, and harvest management strategies a. Determine primary and secondary productivity of Wallowa and Warm Lakes by taking water, benthic invertebrate, and zooplankton samples.
. b. Review the historic fish sampling data on Wallowa and Warm Lakes and determine possible ecological interactions or competition between species that may prevent successful reintroduction of sockeye salmon.
. c. Model sockeye salmon natural production expected from Wallowa and Warm Lakes that incorporates the lake's current productivity status, spawning habitat availability and quality, and potential competition between species.
4. Recommend an action plan for achieving the Grand Ronde River and Salmon River subbasin goals for sockeye recovery and restoration. a. Develop an action plan that specifies appropriate donor stocks and stocking strategies that will lead to sockeye salmon reintroduction success in Wallowa and Warm Lakes.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 12/01/99 10.0%
2 01/01/99 12/01/00 20.0%
3 03/01/99 11/01/00 60.0%
4 09/01/00 12/01/00 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $103,000
Fringe $ 24,700
Supplies $ 10,000
Operating $ 7,500
Capital $ 32,500
Travel $ 16,000
Indirect $ 56,600
Subcontractor $ 10,000
Total Itemized Budget $260,300

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $260,300
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $260,300
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 $205,000
Total Outyear Budgets $205,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The availability of Snake River sockeye salmon eggs and/or fry will not be limited to the Stanley Basin lakes in the future. The genetic structure of Redfish Lake sockeye salmon will not restrain reintroduction success to Wallowa and Warm Lakes. The migration corridor will be sufficient to pass sockeye salmon adults and juveniles to and from the ocean.

Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract


The Snake River sockeye salmon were listed as an endangered species on November 20, 1991 under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This study would determine current habitat conditions and if and how production of indigenous Snake River sockeye salmon could be restored to Wallowa Lake in Northeast Oregon and Warm Lake in central Idaho. This study is consistent with the Snake River Salmon Recovery Team Recommendations to the National Marine Fisheries Service that states that "Warm or Wallowa Lakes should prove to be substantial contributors to recovery" (SRSRT 1994). During the first year of study, we will review all historical and current data to determine the physical, chemical, and biological changes that have occurred in Wallowa and Warm Lakes. Field reconnaissance to determine the physical habitat barriers to the lakes and to the spawning areas will be conducted. We will determine the current productive state of Wallowa and Warm Lakes by reviewing recent data and taking additional samples if needed. Fish sampling data will be reviewed with additional sampling conducted to measure possible interactions with other species. A model will be constructed that incorporates Wallowa and Warm Lake's sockeye salmon production potential. An action plan and recommendations will be made that determines the feasibility of reintroducing sockeye salmon to Wallowa and Warm Lakes. Based on a positive analysis for sockeye salmon reintroduction success, future work will include the acquisition of sockeye broodstock, eggs and/or fry for reintroduction to Wallowa and Warm Lakes and monitoring and evaluation of the program.

Reviews and Recommendations

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