Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 198805303

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 Hood River Production Program (HRPP)
BPA Project Proposal Number 198805303
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Business acronym (if appropriate) CTWSRO
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Michael Lambert
Mailing Address 3430 W 10th St.
City, State, Zip The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone 5412966866
Fax 5412968886
E-mail hoodriverproject@netcnct.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Hood
 
Short Description Implement, monitor, and evaluate actions outlined in the Hood River and Pelton Ladder Master Plans pertaining to smolt production, acclimation, and habitat. Coordinate Pelton Ladder production.
Target Species spring chinook salmon, summer and winter steelhead


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. .
1. Hood River/Pelton Ladder program coordination a. Oversee all components and tasks of the HR/PLPP; and coordinate with all other parties involved.
1. Hood River/Pelton Ladder program coordination b. Coordination of engineering and construction activities.
1. Hood River/Pelton Ladder program coordination c. Periodically re-evaluate the HR/PLPP management plans and project progress utilizing recommended planning processes.
1. Hood River/Pelton Ladder program coordination d. Provide informational reports to agencies and public on project activities. Prepare BPA annual report.
1. Hood River/Pelton Ladder program coordination e. Coordinate clipping and coded-wire tagging operations for hatchery releases into the Hood.
2. Watershed/habitat coordination a. Complete work statements and budgets for development of a habitat restoration/protection plan
2. Watershed/habitat coordination a. Complete work statements and budgets for development of a habitat restoration/protection plan
2. Watershed/habitat coordination b. Continue to update/modify habitat protection, restoration, monitoring plan. Incorporate watershed assessment components.
2. Watershed/habitat coordination c. Plan, coordinate, and implement habitat projects. Seek cost sharing funds for all projects.
3. Determine abundance, selected life history patterns, and spatial distribution of juvenile anadromous salmonids and resident trout a. Assist ODFW in providing equipment and labor in estimating numbers of downstream migrant naturally produced anadromous salmonids.
3. Determine abundance, selected life history patterns, and spatial distribution of juvenile anadromous salmonids and resident trout b. Estimate juvenile rearing distribution of anadromous and resident species.
3. Determine abundance, selected life history patterns, and spatial distribution of juvenile anadromous salmonids and resident trout c. Estimate rearing densities or relative abundance of juvenile anadromous salmonids and resident trout in selected reaches.
3. Determine abundance, selected life history patterns, and spatial distribution of juvenile anadromous salmonids and resident trout d. Estimate spatial distribution or rearing juvenile anadromous salmonids and resident trout.
3. Determine abundance, selected life history patterns, and spatial distribution of juvenile anadromous salmonids and resident trout e. Estimate selected morphometric characteristics of resident trout (e.g. mean fork length, mean weight).
4. Determine abundance of upstream migrant anadromous salmonids. a. Assist ODFW in enumeration of all species of upstream migrant anadromous salmonids.
5. Determine the amount and condition of habitat available to anadromous salmonids. a. Monitor selected environmental factors that may effect carrying capacity.
5. Determine the amount and condition of habitat available to anadromous salmonids. b. Estimate the quantity and quality of habitat available for spring chinook salmon and summer and winter steelhead.
5. Determine the amount and condition of habitat available to anadromous salmonids. c. Reevaluate and refine smolt carrying capacity.
5. Determine the amount and condition of habitat available to anadromous salmonids. d. Monitor water quality (e.g. temperature, flow, PH, and turbidity).
5. Determine the amount and condition of habitat available to anadromous salmonids. e. Complete physical habitat surveys
6. Determine what subspecies of O. mykiss and O. clarki exist in the subbasin and if there are any sensitive gene pools that may be impacted by HRPP actions. a. Provide support to conduct laboratory work on the electrophoretic and mtDNA analysis. Work will be completed by University of Montana, contracted by ODFW. A report summarizing results will be submitted to CTWS.
7. Prepare a document that outlines program objectives and implementation guidelines for the Hood River hatchery supplementation program. a. Complete document. Document should include brood stock collection methodology based on run timing and population size.
8. Determine effectiveness of acclimation of spring chinook salmon and summer and winter steelhead smolts. a. Setup and operation of portable acclimation ponds on the West Fork Hood River for spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead. Setup and operation of an acclimation pond on the East Fork Hood River for winter steelhead.
8. Determine effectiveness of acclimation of spring chinook salmon and summer and winter steelhead smolts. b. Assist ODFW in monitoring naturally produced and acclimated hatchery produced smolt outmigration timing at migrant traps.
8. Determine effectiveness of acclimation of spring chinook salmon and summer and winter steelhead smolts. c. Evaluate if acclimation facilities have significantly increased numbers of hatchery smolts leaving the Hood River subbasin.
8. Determine effectiveness of acclimation of spring chinook salmon and summer and winter steelhead smolts. d. Estimate and compare median date of outmigration for naturally produced and acclimated hatchery produced smolts.
8. Determine effectiveness of acclimation of spring chinook salmon and summer and winter steelhead smolts. e. Evaluate significance of ?residualism? using electrofishing and snorkel surveys.
8. Determine effectiveness of acclimation of spring chinook salmon and summer and winter steelhead smolts. f. Determine if acclimated hatchery spring chinook salmon adult returns distribute throughout the West Fork and utilize primary spawning areas.
8. Determine effectiveness of acclimation of spring chinook salmon and summer and winter steelhead smolts. g. Determine if acclimated smolts have a significantly higher smolt to adult survival rate in relation to direct released smolts
9. Review measures of relative ?smolt quality? between fish reared in Pelton Ladder (old and new sections) and fish reared at Round Butte Hatchery (RBH), as inference that ladder-reared smolts may have superior ?fitness? for survival. a. Utilize past data from several broods of ladder reared and RBH reared smolts. Compile and analyze data to provide a comparison of relative ?fitness? between the groups of fish.
9. Review measures of relative ?smolt quality? between fish reared in Pelton Ladder (old and new sections) and fish reared at Round Butte Hatchery (RBH), as inference that ladder-reared smolts may have superior ?fitness? for survival. b. Determine and compare smolt survival and condition of fish in Pelton Ladder.
9. Review measures of relative ?smolt quality? between fish reared in Pelton Ladder (old and new sections) and fish reared at Round Butte Hatchery (RBH), as inference that ladder-reared smolts may have superior ?fitness? for survival. c. Summarize and report jack and adult life history and morphological data on Deschutes River stock spring chinook salmon released from Pelton Ladder and RBH.
9. Review measures of relative ?smolt quality? between fish reared in Pelton Ladder (old and new sections) and fish reared at Round Butte Hatchery (RBH), as inference that ladder-reared smolts may have superior ?fitness? for survival. d. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival rates of similar sized smolts released at the same time from RBH and Pelton Ladder (Pond H-1 vs. cells 1,2, and 6; pond H-2 vs. cell 3).
10. Conduct controlled tests to define effective smolt production criteria that maximizes adult returns. a. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival of fish transferred to Pelton Ladder in September and November.
10. Conduct controlled tests to define effective smolt production criteria that maximizes adult returns. b. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival rates of small (12/lb at release; cell L-3) and medium (8/lb at release; cell L-6) size smolts reared at Pelton Ladder.
10. Conduct controlled tests to define effective smolt production criteria that maximizes adult returns. c. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival rates of small (12/lb at release; pond H-2) and medium (8/lb at release; pond H-1) size smolts reared at RBH.
10. Conduct controlled tests to define effective smolt production criteria that maximizes adult returns. d. Document fish culture activities that occur at RBH and Pelton Ladder.
10. Conduct controlled tests to define effective smolt production criteria that maximizes adult returns. e. Coordinate (assist) with RBH staff in sampling fish at the hatchery and ladder for condition factors prior to release.
10. Conduct controlled tests to define effective smolt production criteria that maximizes adult returns. f. Coordinate (assist) with RBH staff in retrieving coded-wire tags from jack and adult spring chinook collected at the Pelton Trap.
11. Measure survival of smolts produced in the (new) modified sections of Pelton Ladder and compare to (old) established pre-modification survival rates. a. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival of cells 1 and 2 (old section) with cell 6 (new section).
11. Measure survival of smolts produced in the (new) modified sections of Pelton Ladder and compare to (old) established pre-modification survival rates. b. Calculate and compare survival rates of historic smolt releases from the old ladder section and hatchery.
12. Evaluate the effective production potential of the currently, unused area in Pelton Ladder. a. Measure adult returns provided by the new modifications to Pelton Ladder to gain inferences about the potential value of further extending production in the ladder.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 9.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/99 7.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/99 6.0%
4 10/01/98 09/01/99 6.0%
5 10/01/98 09/01/99 6.0%
6 10/01/98 09/01/99 11.0%
7 10/01/98 09/01/99 6.0%
8 10/01/98 09/01/99 29.0%
9 10/01/98 09/01/99 6.0%
10 10/01/98 09/01/99 6.0%
11 10/01/98 09/01/99 6.0%
12 10/01/98 09/01/99 2.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $181,081
Fringe $ 41,649
Supplies $ 32,090
Capital $ 5,900
Travel $ 41,650
Indirect $135,568
Subcontractor $ 89,900
Other $ 27,480
Total Itemized Budget $555,318


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $555,318
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $555,318
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 $580,000 $605,000 $630,000 $655,000
Total Outyear Budgets $580,000 $605,000 $630,000 $655,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: This is an ongoing monitoring and evaluation project. For purposes of this proposal, objectives described above were ended on 09/1999 (end of the FY 99 contract period) but does not represent the actual end date of those objectives.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The HRPP is a fish supplementation project in the lower Columbia Basin funded by BPA and jointly implemented by the CTWS and the ODFW (Project #88-053-04). The goal of the HRPP is to restore summer and winter steelhead populations and reestablish spring chinook salmon using supplementation techniques in accordance with the Hood River Production Master Plan (1991). In February, 1991, the NPPC separated the Hood River portion of the NEOH and linked it with the Pelton Ladder Project. This was because: (1) the Pelton Ladder Master Plan identified the Hood River subbasin as a destination for spring chinook salmon smolts produced by the Pelton Ladder Project (Smith 1991), and (2) the Hood River Production Master Plan identified a need for the spring chinook salmon production (O?Toole 1991). The NPPC approved the Hood River and Pelton Ladder Master Plans in 1992. In accepting the Hood River Production Master Plan, the NPPC recommended a three-phased approach which included collecting baseline information, project implementation and facilities construction, and follow-up monitoring and evaluation studies. Comprehensive collection of data began in December, 1991, including information on the natural production, smolt to adult survival, escapement, harvest, life history, and several morphological and meristic parameters needed to characterize wild and hatchery anadromous salmonid stocks and resident trout (CTWS and ODFW 1997). Information collected by the HRPP was used to prepare an environmental impact statement evaluating the program?s impact on the human environment (DOE and BPA 1996). Studies for Pelton Ladder to evaluate the effect of the new cells on the existing production were implemented in 1996. Information collected by this M&E project will be used to (1) determine the current status of indigenous populations of resident and anadromous salmonids, (2) identify measures that will minimize any potentially detrimental impacts the HRPP could have on indigenous populations of resident trout and anadromous salmonids, and (3) develop and fine tune management guidelines that will optimize the benefits associated with the HRPP.


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:
Date:
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Comments:

Criteria 1: Technical Criteria - Yes

Criteria 2: Objectives Criteria - Yes

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Yes:


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$500,000 $580,000 $605,000
Comment:
Reduced for watershed coordination cost sharing

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
HRPP Adequate as a set
Date:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
The ISRP notes that this is a difficult proposal to judge – and argues that suites of linked proposals/projects that form one larger project or program should be submitted and reviewed in depth as a single project in a single, large integrated proposal for multi-year funding. Nonetheless, this proposal is well written and is the master project in the Hood River Production Program series of proposals. The ISRP commends the sponsors for providing linkages to the other related proposals; this is in contrast to some of the production project proposals in other subbasins that did not describe adequate linkage. The reviewers are encouraged that the steelhead supplementation portion of the proposal describes a shift to indigenous Hood River stocks and proposes to eliminate passage of out-of-basin stocks into the subbasin.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$516,646
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$516,646
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$516,646
Sponsor (Warm Springs Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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