Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 198503800

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

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 Colville Hatchery
BPA Project Proposal Number 198503800
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Colville Confederated Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) CCT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Kirk Truscott
Mailing Address P.O. Box 150
City, State, Zip Nespelem, WA 99155
Phone 5096348845
Fax 5096348592
E-mail cctfish@mail.wsu.edu
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Columbia
Subbasin Upper Columbia Mainstem
 
Short Description Produce 22,679 kg (50,000 lbs ) of resident salmonids for distribution to reservation waters in an effort to provide a successful subsistence/ recreational fishery as partial mitigation for anadromous fish losses above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams.
Target Species rainbow trout brook trout lahontan cutthroat trout cutthroat 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:
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): resident


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. Annually produce & stock 22,679 kg (50,000 lbs) of resident salmonid production into rservation waters. a. Rear and stock 16,000 legal size (5 fish/lb) rainbow trout (Mt. Whitney stock).
1. Annually produce & stock 22,679 kg (50,000 lbs) of resident salmonid production into rservation waters. b. Rear and stock 13,200 lbs of subcatchable size (25 fish/lb) rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
. Annually produce & stock 22,679 kg (50,000 lbs) of resident salmonid production into rservation waters. c. Rear and stock 1,857 lbs of fingerling size (90 fish/lb) rainbow trout (Goldendale stock).
1. Annually produce & stock 22,679 kg (50,000 lbs) of resident salmonid production into rservation waters. d. Rear and stock 13,200 lbs of subcatchable size (25 fish/lb) eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
1. Annually produce & stock 22,679 kg (50,000 lbs) of resident salmonid production into rservation waters. e. Rear and stock 1,178 lbs of fingerling size (90 fish/lb) eastern brook trout (Owhi Lk. Stock).
1. Annually produce & stock 22,679 kg (50,000 lbs) of resident salmonid production into rservation waters. f. Rear and stock 4,000 lbs of subcatchable size (25 fish/lb) lahontan cutthroat trout (Omak Lk. stock).
1. Annually produce & stock 22,679 kg (50,000 lbs) of resident salmonid production into rservation waters. g. Obtain 850,000 eastern brook trout eggs from Owhi Lk. brood stock annually.
1. Annually produce & stock 22,679 kg (50,000 lbs) of resident salmonid production into rservation waters. h. Obtain 200,000 lahontan cutthroat trout eggs from Omak Lk. Brood stock annually.
2. Support a tribal subsistence fishery of 1.0 fish/hr CPUE a. Provide hatchery production and spawning activities detailed in tasks 1a-1h.
2. Support a tribal subsistence fishery of 1.0 fish/hr CPUE b. Analyze and creel census data obtained from Owhi Lk., North and south Twin Lakes.
3. Support a recreational fishery on the Colville Reservation of .8-1.0 fish/hr. CPUE a. Provide hatchery Production and spawning activities detailed in tasks 1a-1h.
3. Support a recreational fishery on the Colville Reservation of .8-1.0 fish/hr. CPUE b. analyze creel census data obtained from Buffalo Lk., Omak Lk., and North and South Twin Lakes fisheries.
4. Average length Brook trout observed in the creel (343mm) and condition factors of 152x10-7 a. Tasks 1d, 1e, 2b and 3b
4. Average length Brook trout observed in the creel (343mm) and condition factors of 152x10-7 b. Provide gill netting surveys on Owhi Lk, North and south Twin lakes and Buffalo Lk., three times per year (spring, summer and fall)
5. Average length of rainbow trout observed in the creel (343mm) with condition factors of 152 x10-7) a. Tasks 1a-1c, 2b, 3b and 4b
6. Average lahontan cutthroat trout lengths observed in the creel (508mm) with condition factors of 125x10-7 a. Tasks 1f, 1h, 3b and 4b
7. Increase natural production of brook trout 15% by the year 2010. a. Task 1d and 1e
. Increase natural production of brook trout 15% by the year 2010. b. Assess existing and potential shoreline spawning success of brook trout in North Twin Lakes, South Twin lakes Owhi Lake and Simpson lake.
8. Increase natural production of rainbow trout 10% by the year 2010. a. Task 1a
8. Increase natural production of rainbow trout 10% by the year 2010. b. Assess potential rainbow trout spawning potential in tributary streams to North Twin Lake, South Twin Lake.
9. Determine contribution to subsistence and recreational fisheries of natural production fisheries component and fingerling, subcatchable, legal size hatchery fish. a. Develop/implement marking program for hatchery origin fish, including the continued development of thermal otolith marking.
9. Determine contribution to subsistence and recreational fisheries of natural production fisheries component and fingerling, subcatchable, legal size hatchery fish. b. Tasks 2b, 3b, and 4b
10. Maintain current free-ranging brood stocks of brook trout and lahontan cutthroat trout. a. Stock 35,000 sub-catchable brook trout into Owhi Lake annually.
10. Maintain current free-ranging brood stocks of brook trout and lahontan cutthroat trout. b. Stock 100,000 lahontan cutthroat trout into Omak Lake annually
10. Maintain current free-ranging brood stocks of brook trout and lahontan cutthroat trout. c. Continue bacterial and viral sampling of adults during spawning operations.
11. Prevent bacterial and viral out-breaks and minimize fin erosion during hatchery rearing. a. Continue proper fish culture techniques.
11. Prevent bacterial and viral out-breaks and minimize fin erosion during hatchery rearing. b. Reduce loading rate of rainbow trout through rearing
11. Prevent bacterial and viral out-breaks and minimize fin erosion during hatchery rearing. c. Experiment with feeding regimes and feed types to reduce fin erosion in rainbow trout.
12. Develop a free-ranging rainbow trout brood stock on the Colville Reservation. a. Monitor and enumerate adult escapement of adfluvial rainbow trout in the SanPoil River Basin
12. Develop a free-ranging rainbow trout brood stock on the Colville Reservation. b. Monitor and enumerate gravid adult rainbow trout in North Twin Lk., South Twin Lk. And Round Lk.
12. Develop a free-ranging rainbow trout brood stock on the Colville Reservation. c. Investigate other reservation waters for potential to sustain rainbow trout brood stock populations.
13. Provide administrative and technical over-sight of Colville Tribal fisheries projects funded by BPA and coordinate fisheries management approaches within the reservation and affected areas within the Upper Columbia river Subbasin and Columbia River Basin a. Participate in CBFWA & NPPC process (RFM, prioritization process, MYP development, Comprehensive Hatchery review, watershed project selection process.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 09/01/99 09/01/00 79.0%
2 09/01/99 09/01/00 2.0%
3 09/01/99 09/01/00 2.0%
4 09/01/99 09/01/00 1.0%
5 09/01/99 09/01/00 1.0%
6 09/01/99 09/01/00 1.0%
7 09/01/99 09/01/00 1.0%
8 09/01/99 09/01/00 1.0%
9 09/01/99 09/01/00 1.0%
10 09/01/99 09/01/00 0.0%
11 09/01/99 09/01/00 1.0%
12 09/01/99 09/01/00 1.0%
13 09/01/99 09/01/00 9.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $131,614
Fringe $ 34,220
Operating $106,000
Capital $ 30,000
Travel $ 7,000
Indirect $ 51,592
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $360,426


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $360,426
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $360,426
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 $360,426 $365,000 $370,000 $375,000
Total Outyear Budgets $360,426 $365,000 $370,000 $375,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: (1) The percent cost per objective is based upon current cooperation with other BPA funded projects implemented by the Tribe, Project personnel from BIA and Tribal funded Programs, if cooperation ceases to occur many of the objectives will not be met. (2) Increased process in the Power Council?s Program will decrease time spent implementing the project.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery is a project within the North West Power Planning Council?s Fish and Wildlife Program that partially mitigates for anadromous fish losses in the ?blocked areas? of the Columbia River Basin. The hatchery project was adopted into the Council?s fish and wildlife Program in 1984 as resident fish substitution for anadromous fish losses. The goal of the project is to provide artificial production of fish that will help support and enhance tribal subsistence fisheries and non-tribal recreational sport fisheries within the Colville reservation including it?s boundary waters. The fish provided by the facility are intended to be capable of not only direct creel contribution, but to contribute to the natural production component of the reservation fisheries in areas compatible with native fish conservation. The majority of the hatchery production provides a ?carry-over fishery rather than a ?put-and-take? fishery. Specific hatchery objectives include: (1) 22,679 kg to include: 160,000 fingerling rainbow trout (90 fish/lb.), 330,000 sub-catchable rainbow trout, 80,000 legal size rainbow trout, 196,000 fingerling brook trout, 330,000 sub-catchable brook trout and 100,000 lahontan cutthroat trout, (2) Fishery Catch Per Unit Effort (CPUE): Subsistence fishery of 1.0 fish/hr and recreational/sport fishery of .8-1.0 fish/hr, (3) creel fish condition factors: Brook trout (K > 152 X 10-7), rainbow trout (K> 152 X 10-7) and lahontan cutthroat trout ( K> 152 X 10-7), (4) increase natural production of brook and rainbow trout ( 10% and 15% respectively) by the year 2010, (5) brood stock objectives: maintain current free-ranging brood stock sources, develop a free-ranging rainbow trout brood stock source, (6) Fish culture objectives: provide rearing conditions that prevent the manifestation of bacterial and viral diseases and minimize fin erosion; (7) fishery monitoring objectives: Access the fishery contribution of natural and hatchery production; (8) Maintain coordinated fisheries management within the reservation and other affected areas within the Columbia River Basin.


Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA: Resident Fish Review Comments Recommendation:
Fundable
Date:
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Presentation: This project provides resident fish substitution for anadromous fish losses caused by Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams. The objective of the hatchery is to produce rainbow trout (4 stocks), brook trout, and Lahontan trout to sustain a tribal subsistence and recreational fishery. BPA has a 25-year obligation to fund 100% of the hatchery operation and maintenance. Livestock, timber and power production depleted the native species and had a dramatic impact on the tribes. The reservation now has 2 native stocks remaining; 1) an adfluvial rainbow trout stock in the San Poil River; and 2) a kokanee stock that is a derivative of sockeye. The hatchery doesn't stock hatchery fish on top of native fish.

Questions/Answers: Do brook trout get into Lake Roosevelt? Answer: Brook trout are not native to the area and have been on the reservation since 1913. They could get into Lake Roosevelt but the habitat isn't suitable and there are no known bull trout in the reservoir.

Are westslope cutthroat trout native? Answer: Yes. We are stocking Lahotan cutthroat trout in one highly alkaline lake.

The catch-per-unit-effort goals seem high. Are you achieving them? Answer: No – except for a few months. They may need to be re-evaluated.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$360,426 $360,426 $365,000
Comment:

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Lake Roosevelt Hatchery Proposals - Inadequate as a set
Date:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
This is a well-written and clearly argued proposal, but the ISRP found the proposal not to be biologically supportable. The proposed use of non-native fish stocks is not biologically justified and is in conflict with restoration and maintenance of Pacific Northwest ecosystems. Although the proposal states the reasons that non-native stocks have been chosen for use in establishing naturally-producing populations, some of these proposed stocks have been shown to be harmful to bull trout and other native species. The Council’s FWP prioritizes the use and protection of native stocks. Even the "native" stocks listed in the proposal are "naturalized" non-native species. The proposal provides a good context of why a hatchery is beneficial to recovery efforts, but it does not adequately address ecosystem interactions.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$870,580
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$870,580
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$870,580
Sponsor (Colville Confederated Tribes) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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