Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 198805301

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 Northeast Oregon Hatchery Master Plan
BPA Project Proposal Number 198805301
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Becky Ashe
Mailing Address P.O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088437320 2433
Fax 2088437322
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Grande Ronde
Short Description Implement supplementation programs in Imnaha & Grande Ronde rivers by constructing conservation facilities for incubation, rearing, acclimation, release of native ESA listed chinook; begin reintroduction/restoration programs for fall chinook, coho, sockey
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. Participate in, and coordinate with NEPA subcontractors, BPA, NMFS, ODFW, and CTUIR to complete NEPA for proposed facilities outlined in master plans and supporting documents.
1. Planning/Coordination c. Participate in, and coordinate final design with engineering and design subcontractors, BPA, NMFS, ODFW, and CTUIR to establish artificial propagation facilities outlined in the master plans and supporting documents
1. Planning/Coordination d. Develop monitoring and evaluation plan integrating ongoing LSRCP and Smolt Monitoring M&E to evaluate proposed supplementation.
1. Planning/Coordination e. Complete master planning for summer steelhead in Imnaha and Grande Ronde River subbasins.
1. Planning/Coordination f. Develop captive broodstock alternative for Imnaha spring chinook.
1. Planning/Coordination g. Coordinate existing LSRCP production planning, incubation, rearing and release of progeny from Imnaha and Grande Ronde River broodstock (AOP meetings with ODFW, CTUIR, and USFWS).
1. Planning/Coordination h. Coordinate supplementation research planning and field evaluation program activities. Apply prudent management recommendations for the Nez Perce Tribe.
1. Planning/Coordination I. Assist in obtaining appropriate permits for production or M&E requiring biological evaluation of effects.
1. Planning/Coordination j. Coordinate with other fisheries agencies on matters regarding this project, e.g., WDFW, USFWS, NMFS, NPPC, BPA. The US v. OR PAC shall aid in this process
1. Planning/Coordination k. Participate with ODFW and CTUIR in interagency technical and policy management meetings quarterly (every three months) providing co-management of fisheries resources.
1. Planning/Coordination l. Consult with NMFS regarding the consistency of various aspects of this project with regard to recovery planning for chinook salmon in the Imnaha and Grande Ronde River subbasin. Activities include Biological Assessments and Biological Opinions.
1. Planning/Coordination m. Coordinate and share biological data collected by M&E activities with interagency task groups assigned to monitor habitat and biological conditions of streams inhabited by T&E species (Snake River chinook, steelhead and bull trout).
2. Implementation a. Implement acquisition of sites identified for proposed facilities.
2. Implementation b. Implement construction of acclimation and release facilities for spring chinook on the Imnaha River
2. Implementation c. Implement renovation of smolt trapping facilities at mouth of Imnaha River
2. Implementation d. Implement NPT/ODFW management plan for Imnaha, Wallowa, lower Grande Ronde rivers. Partition management actions based on adult production threshhold for ESA delisting conservation & harvestable production.
2. Implementation e. Implement cultural resource monitoring at acclimation site construction. Apply prudent management recommendations for the Nez Perce Tribe.
3. O&M a. Prepare project budgets, statement of work, project prioritization process, project review documents
3. O&M b. Prepare necessary subcontracts for work to be accomplished by subcontractors
3. O&M c. Purchase necessary equipment for operation of project.
4. M&E a. Collect baseline fisheries information on Imnaha steelhead population.
4. M&E b. Monitor effects of project implementation on target species.
5. Technology Transfer a. Prepare and provide quarterly reports summarizing activities accomplished during the quarter.
5. Technology Transfer b. Compile, analyze and present project results in annual report summarizing all activities and comparing to similar supplementation work (Idaho Supplementation Studies, LSRCP, NPTH) proceeding in the Columbia River basin.
5. Technology Transfer c. Present reports on project activities and findings at Annual BPA/CBFWA Project Review and other forums (i.e., AFS, NAFWS, LSRCP Annual Review).

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 12/01/99 15.0%
2 01/01/99 12/01/99 70.0%
3 01/01/99 12/01/99 5.0%
4 01/01/99 12/01/99 5.0%
5 01/01/99 12/01/99 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $192,069
Fringe $ 51,058
Supplies $ 6,000
Operating $ 33,340
Capital $1,750,000
Travel $ 17,122
Indirect $ 72,880
Subcontractor $250,000
Total Itemized Budget $2,372,469

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $2,372,469
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $2,372,469
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 $4,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000
Total Outyear Budgets $4,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The NPPC 3-step review process, completion of NEPA, ESA requirements, site acquisition, well performance tests (1998), availability of salmon for supplementation in 1999 may change the focus of the project to a captive brood stock program instead of supplementation project. Also, availability of qualified engineering design firms and construction firms could set design and construction time lines back into 2000 or 2001.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The goal of this project is to identify and develop artificial propagation facilities to protect and enhance anadromous salmonid species native to the Imnaha and Grande Ronde River subbasins as authorized by the NPPC in 1987 (NPPC ). Actions authorizing and directing this project are found in the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program, NPPC 94-55, Section 7.4. The strength of these mandates is intensified by the inclusion of Imnaha and Grande Ronde River spring and fall chinook populations under the Endangered Species Act in 1992. Master plans for facilities in the Imnaha and Grande Ronde River subbasins (Ashe et al., in prep.) will be submitted to the NPPC for approval in 1998. Species addressed in the master plans include spring chinook, fall chinook, coho, and sockeye salmon. Support documents to the master plans include: genetic risk assessments (Neeley et al. 1993 and Neeley et al. 1994), feasibility studies for reintroducing coho and sockeye salmon (Cramer and Witty, in prep.), fisheries management plans (Mundy, in prep.), facility conceptual design (Montgomery Watson 1995), facility siting (Montgomery Watson 1995), cultural resource surveys (Lyon, in prep.) Facilities detailed in the above documents are low cost, small scale, portable facilities designed for conservation and supplementation of native fish stocks. Rearing techniques will utilize NATURE’s techniques and mimic natural rearing conditions with the intent to improve post-release and smolt-to-adult survival and decrease potential impacts on wild fish. Production will be integrated with LSRCP program. Supplementation under this project is planned for a minimum of five salmon generations or 25 years. A monitoring and evaluation plan modified from Steward (1996) will be developed for this project in 1999. This plan will integrate M&E occurring under LSRCP and needs specific to this supplementation project. It will include at a minimum data collection on life history information, ecological interactions, genetics, fish health, adult returns, spawning ground surveys, juvenile releases, juvenile outmigration and survival. The plan will be used as an adaptive management tool and to gauge the effectiveness of the program relative to its purposes.

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
$2,300,000 $4,000,000 $3,000,000
$2M for construction

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Grande Ronde NEOH - Inadequate as a set
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal includes planning and construction.

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 - Lapwai) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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