Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 198812008

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 Fisheries Technician Field Activities
BPA Project Proposal Number 198812008
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Yakama Indian Nation
Business acronym (if appropriate) YIN
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Mel Sampson
Mailing Address P.O. Box 151
City, State, Zip Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone 5098656262
Fax 5098656293
E-mail yinfish@yakama.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
 
Short Description Test new supplementation techniques to increase natural production and improve harvest opportunities, while maintaining genetic fitness of salmonid populations; Provide critical knowledge to resource managers throughout the Columbia River Basin.
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. Test assumption that new techniques can increase natural production and improve harvest opportunities, while maintaining long-term genetic fitness of native salmonids and minimizing adverse ecological interactions. a. The technicians will be used to assist in the collection of data for various Task Orders related to the on going needs of the YKFP
2. To provide knowledge about the use of supplementation, so that it may be used to enhance anadromous fisheries throughout the Columbia River Basin. a. The technicians will be used to assist in the collection of data for various Task Orders related to the on going needs of the YKFP

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/82 12/01/48 95.0%
2 01/01/82 12/01/48 5.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $577,132
Fringe $ 91,561
Supplies $ 97,965
Capital $ 14,980
Travel $ 16,346
Indirect $212,263
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $1,010,247


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,010,247
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,010,247
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 $1,010,247 $1,010,247 $1,070,857 $1,010,857
Total Outyear Budgets $1,010,247 $1,010,247 $1,070,857 $1,010,857
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: N/A


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

a. The technicians will be used in on going and future research/monitoring projects associated with YKFP. The data they collect will be used to test the assumption that new supplementation techniques can be used in the Yakima River Basin to increase natural production and to improve harvest opportunities, while maintaining the long-term genetic fitness of the native salmonid populations and keeping adverse ecological interactions within acceptable limits. This data will also provide knowledge about supplementation, so that it may be used to enhance anadromous fisheries throughout the Columbia River Basin. The data collected will be analyzed and evaluated by the MIPT team of the YKFP. b. The YKFP’s core objectives are as follows: 1) To test the hypothesis that new supplementation techniques can be used in the Yakima and Klickitat River Basins to increase natural production and to improve harvest opportunities, while maintaining the long-term genetic fitness of the wild and native salmonid populations and keeping adverse ecological interactions within acceptable limits; 2) To provide knowledge about the use of supplementation, so that it may be used to mitigate effects on anadromous fisheries throughout the Columbia River Basin; 3) To implement and be consistent with the Council's Fish and Wildlife Program; and 4) To implement the Project in a prudent and environmentally sound manner. c. All activities conducted by the YKFP, including the operation and maintenance of the CERSF, are consistent with the NPPC’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (“Program”) Measure 7.4K.1. d. Supplementation is defined as utilizing artificial propagation in an attempt to maintain or increase natural production while maintaining long-term fitness of the target population and while keeping ecological and genetic impacts on nontarget species within specified limits (RASP 1991). YKFP operations have been designed to test the principles of supplementation. Its experimental design has focused on the following critical uncertainties affecting hatchery production: 1) the survival of hatchery fish after release from the hatchery; 2) the impacts of hatchery fish as they compete with wild populations; and, 3) the effects of hatchery propagation on the long-term genetic fitness of fish stocks. One of the YKFP’s primary objectives is to provide regional resource managers with knowledge regarding these issues, and identify and apply improved methods for carrying out hatchery production and supplementation of natural production. The YKFP’s monitoring activities are intended evaluate the relative survival and success of various release groups of supplementation fish and to compare their success with that of naturally produced fish. e. The expected outcome of the project is to have supplementation fish return as adults in sufficient numbers, and to have a reproductive rate of success that will contribute to the enhancement of the natural populations. The first smolts will be released in 1999, and the majority of the adults will return in 2001 from that release. The project plans to evaluate several generations of releases to obtain a statistically significant result. f. Project scientists and managers realize that effective monitoring is the key to a successful adaptive management program. The YKFP’s PSR and the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan lay out an integrated multi-level monitoring program for supplementing upper Yakima spring chinook. This structure ensures that strategies are implemented as intended, that experimental studies produce reliable results, and that risks associated with unresolved uncertainties are contained. The Project’s upper Yakima spring chinook monitoring plan addresses the following five monitoring categories: 1. Quality control will monitor the performance of the facilities and their operators. 2. Product specification attributes will be monitored at the Cle Elum facility, the acclimation ponds, and the juvenile monitoring facilities to determine whether the fish produced by the project meet goals with respect to: fish health; morphology (size and shape); behavior; and survival. 3. Research monitoring activities will be designed to test the performance of two treatments of artificially reared fish (OCT vs. SNT) and to compare their performance with naturally reared fish. Research monitoring would include measurements of performance in four main areas: o post-release survival (survival from time of release until the fish return to spawn); o reproductive success (number of offspring produced per spawner); o long-term fitness (genetic diversity and long-term stock productivity); and o ecological interactions (population abundance and distribution, growth rates, carrying capacity, survival rates, transfer of disease, and gene flow). 4. Risk containment, and 5. Monitoring of stock status. Details can be found in the YKFP M&E project # 9506300.


Reviews and Recommendations

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