Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 198335000

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 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery
BPA Project Proposal Number 198335000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name R. Ed Larson
Mailing Address P.O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088437320 3
Fax 2088437322
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
Short Description Design, construct and implement the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery supplementation program to assist in recovery and restoration of spring/summer, and fall chinook in the Clearwater Subbasin.
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. Planning/Coordination a. Coordinate supplementation planning internally and with State, Tribal and Federal co-managers.
1. Planning/Coordination b. Participate in consultatoin with NMFS to address Sectoin 7 terms and conditions for NPTRH; acquire Sec. 10 permits as necessary' participate on production coordination committees to meet the Recovery Plan for salmon; address listing of Snake R. steelhead.
1. Planning/Coordination c. Participate in CBFWA 5-Year Implementation Plan Steering Committee, NPPC Fish & Wildlife Program amendment process, and other budget processes.
2. Implementation a. Assist BPA with completing elements of the Final Design of NPTH Central Incubation and Rearing Facilities and associated satellite facilities.
2. Implementation b. Assist BPA and construction contractors with directing construction of NPTH Central Incubation & Reargin Facilities & associated satellite facilities.
2. Implementation c. Monitor, review, comment on USFS & other agency activities in streams/watersheds where NPTH supplementation has been planned & take appropriate actions to protect watersheds.
2. Implementation d. Coordinate cultural resource protection prior to & during construction of hatchery and satellite facilities with NPT Cultural Resources Dept. and BPA.
2. Implementation e. Coordinate resource protection prior to and during construction of hatchery & satellite facilities with NPT Fisheries Law Enforcement and BPA
3. Operations and Maintenance a. Acquire broodstock through available forums to insure broodstock availability at project start-up for each salmon species
3. Operations and Maintenance b. Continue providing personnel & materials to rear & release juvenile/adult salmon slated for NPTH production at existing state/federal hatcheries until NPTH can be constructed (Dworshak, Clearwater, Kooskia hatcheries)
4. Monitoring and Evaluation a. Implement baseline sampling compatible with ongoing monitoring. Collect fish samples from Meadow & Lolo creeks for electrophoretic analysis. Other types of genetic sampling techniques will be considered if appropriate.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation b. Monitor anadromous and resident fish species composition through snorkel count and/or electrofishing in index areas.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation c. Operate 4 traps (Lolo Creek, Newsome Creek, Meadow Creek) to monitor outmigration of resident fish, coho, steelhead, chinook. Sub-sample fish collected; determine trap efficiency through mark & recapture of known numbers of juvenile chinook & steelhead.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation d. Install and monitor four temporary weirs to enumerate chinook adult returns at Lolo Creek, Eldorado Creek, Newsome Creek, and Meadow Creek.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation e. PIT tag 4,000 parr in Lolo, Newsome & Meadow Creek traps in late summer/fall/spring to evaluate recovery rates of Lwr. Granite release groups. Estimate overwinter/spring survival rates for tagged fish; monitor adult detections as tagged fish return.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation f. Prior to hatchery release, mark sp. Chinook parr/smolts intended for release into treatment streams to determine return rate for outplanted fish. PIT tag subsample of 4,000 fish prior to outplant. Estimate parr-to-smolt survival; determine arrival times.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation g. Conduct salmon redd count surveys; collect biological information from salmon carcasses to determine sex, stage of spawning, age composition of spawning population, origin (CWT's).
4. Monitoring and Evaluation h. Radio tag adult fish for return to NPTH treatment streams; radio tag & track fish to determine movement pattern & length of time prior to spawning.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation I. Monitor interactions between resident salmonids and juvenile chinook salmon and other species of concern where applicable, by outmigrant traps and snorkel surveys.
5. Technology Transfer a. Participate in the twice annual meetings of the Idaho Salmon Supplementation studies to coordinate NPTH efforts in monitoring baseline conditions and supplementation streams
5. Technology Transfer b. Refine production goals in response to new information from M&E baseline data analysis and literature searches.
5. Technology Transfer c. Compile, analyze and present results of the year?s M&E studies. Compare to similar work (Idaho Supplementation Studies, Stream Inventories, Habitat Evaluation Program) proceeding in the basin.
5. Technology Transfer d. Prepare and provide quarterly reports stating accomplished activities for project.
5. Technology Transfer e. Present reports on project activities and findings at annual BPA/CBFWA Project Review ans as requested, to other parties.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 12/01/99 6.0%
2 01/01/99 12/01/99 6.0%
3 01/01/99 12/01/99 75.0%
4 01/01/99 12/01/99 7.0%
5 01/01/99 12/01/99 6.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $713,392
Fringe $144,917
Supplies $321,620
Operating $153,380
Capital $6,000,000
Tag $ 29,000
Travel $ 35,914
Indirect $399,813
Subcontractor $120,000
Total Itemized Budget $7,918,036

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $7,918,036
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $7,918,036
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 2003
All Phases $8,000,000 $6,000,000 $4,200,000 $2,200,000
Total Outyear Budgets $8,000,000 $6,000,000 $4,200,000 $2,200,000

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


This project utilizes hatchery supplementation for restoration and recovery of Snake River Basin salmon stocks. Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery (NPTH) is intended to rear and release fall and spring chinook salmon into rivers and streams with the express purpose of increasing the numbers of fish spawning, incubating and living in the natural environment. It will use the modern technology that hatcheries offer (e.g. incubators, disease control) to overcome the mortality typically occurring in rivers and streams after eggs are laid in the gravel. Moreover, it will also utilize innovative NATUREs techniques to rear fish that are more like wild fish than those typically reared in hatcheries. Project management, direction, and overall outcome will be dependent upon implementation of the comprehensive Monitoring Evaluation Plan (Steward 1996). Goals and objectives of NPTH, and an indication of expected outcome and time frame, are described in the NPTH Final EIS (BPA et al 1997). These are to: 1. Protect, mitigate and enhance Columbia River Basin Anadromous fish resources; 2. Develop, increase, and reintroduce natural spawning populations of salmon within the Clearwater River Subbasin; 3. Provide long-term harvest opportunities for Tribal and non-tribal anglers within four salmon generations following project completion; 4. Sustain long-term fitness and genetic integrity of targeted fish populations; 5. Keep ecological and genetic impacts to non-targeted fish populations within acceptable limits; and 6. Promote Nez Perce Tribal management of Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery facilities and production areas within Nez Perce Treaty lands. The Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC) recognized the opportunity to mitigate impacts to salmon runs in the Clearwater River Subbasin and developed specific measures for implementation of NPTH in its 1982, 1987, and 1994 Fish and Wildlife Programs (FWP). In addition, in 1996, NPTH was included as one of the fifteen high-priority supplementation projects for recovery of Snake River spring and fall chinook salmon.

Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]

Criteria 1: Technical Criteria - Yes

Criteria 2: Objectives Criteria - Yes

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Yes:

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$7,918,036 $8,000,000 $6,000,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal is for hatchery supplementation of fall and spring chinook salmon. However, the proposal does not establish that the proposed activities are likely to result in benefits to fish and wildlife and the proposed activities are likely to cause problems for wild fish and other biota. Overcoming egg mortality in streams has not been shown to increase fish populations. Fish passage remains as an unaddressed problem to the work. This proposal relies on references to extensive past studies, but does not adequately describe findings from the studies. A clear monitoring and evaluation plan is not yet developed.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
Sponsor (Nez Perce Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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