Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 198909803

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 Salmon Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers
BPA Project Proposal Number 198909803
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) SBT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Christopher A. Reighn
Mailing Address P.O. Box 306
City, State, Zip Fort Hall, ID 83203
Phone 2082383762
Fax 2082383742
E-mail salmon@nicoh.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Salmon, Clearwater
 
Short Description Evaluate various supplementation strategies for maintaining and rebuilding spring/summer chinook populations in Idaho. Develop recommendations for the use of supplementation to rebuild naturally spawning populations.
Target Species Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon


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. Monitor and evaluate the effects of supplementation on parr, presmolt and smolt numbers and spawning escapements of naturally produced salmon. a. Identify study areas.
1. Monitor and evaluate the effects of supplementation on parr, presmolt and smolt numbers and spawning escapements of naturally produced salmon. b. Identify brood stocks and facilities to be used for supplementation.
1. Monitor and evaluate the effects of supplementation on parr, presmolt and smolt numbers and spawning escapements of naturally produced salmon. c. Summarize existing knowledge or measure baseline information on habitat and fish populations prior to supplementation and for hatchery facilities and stocks.
1. Monitor and evaluate the effects of supplementation on parr, presmolt and smolt numbers and spawning escapements of naturally produced salmon. d. Develop and implement “standardized” spawning, rearing, marking and release protocols.
1. Monitor and evaluate the effects of supplementation on parr, presmolt and smolt numbers and spawning escapements of naturally produced salmon. e. Differentially mark all hatchery supplementation and general production fish released in or nearby the study streams.
1. Monitor and evaluate the effects of supplementation on parr, presmolt and smolt numbers and spawning escapements of naturally produced salmon. f. PIT tag a minimum of 300 to 700 hatchery supplementation and general production fish released in or nearby the study streams.
1. Monitor and evaluate the effects of supplementation on parr, presmolt and smolt numbers and spawning escapements of naturally produced salmon. g. Release various life stages of chinook salmon into study areas for a minimum of one to two generations(5-10 years). Determine fish numbers for each life stage based on existing natural production and natural rearing capacity
1. Monitor and evaluate the effects of supplementation on parr, presmolt and smolt numbers and spawning escapements of naturally produced salmon. h. Estimate late summer parr abundance from snorkeling surveys utilizing stratified random sampling design to provide a coefficient of variation of approximately 15%.
1. Monitor and evaluate the effects of supplementation on parr, presmolt and smolt numbers and spawning escapements of naturally produced salmon. I. PIT tag a minimum of 300 to 500 naturally produced parr from each treatment and control stream to estimate smolt production and survival.
1. Monitor and evaluate the effects of supplementation on parr, presmolt and smolt numbers and spawning escapements of naturally produced salmon. j. Use existing weirs where possible and construct new weirs downstream of the study area to collect, mark (PIT tag), and enumerate emigrating fish and to identify and enumerate returning adults.
1. Monitor and evaluate the effects of supplementation on parr, presmolt and smolt numbers and spawning escapements of naturally produced salmon. k. Compare natural production of supplemented populations to unsupplemented populations and baseline data.
2. Monitor and evaluate changes in natural productivity and genetic composition of target and adjacent populations following supplementation. a. Monitor productivity & genetic indices from supplemented populations & compare baseline & controls. Evaluate productivity characteristics as a function of density or percent carrying capacity to minimize density dependent effects confounding treatment.
2. Monitor and evaluate changes in natural productivity and genetic composition of target and adjacent populations following supplementation. b. Monitor straying of hatchery supplementation fish into adjacent and control streams by weirs and carcass surveys.
2. Monitor and evaluate changes in natural productivity and genetic composition of target and adjacent populations following supplementation. d. Develop “small scale” experiments to monitor behavioral interactions between natural and hatchery fish.
2. Monitor and evaluate changes in natural productivity and genetic composition of target and adjacent populations following supplementation. e. Determine spawner to recruitment relationship based on determined production and productivity indices(parr and smolt numbers, adult escapements, survival, eggs/spawner etc.)
2. Monitor and evaluate changes in natural productivity and genetic composition of target and adjacent populations following supplementation. f. Predict population viability based on spawner to recruitment relationship to determine of the population will maintain itself through time in the absence of additional supplementation.
2. Monitor and evaluate changes in natural productivity and genetic composition of target and adjacent populations following supplementation. g. Predict level and frequency of supplementation required to maintain natural populations at enhanced levels.
3. Determine which supplementation strategies (broodstock and release stage) provide the quickest and highest response in natural production without adverse effects on productivity. a. Utilize existing hatchery brood stocks during the first generation (5 years) of supplementation.
3. Determine which supplementation strategies (broodstock and release stage) provide the quickest and highest response in natural production without adverse effects on productivity. b. Monitor and evaluate natural production (presmolt, smolt and adult numbers) and productivity (survival, life stage characteristics, pathogens, straying, genetic composition) of supplemented populations and compare to baseline and controls.
3. Determine which supplementation strategies (broodstock and release stage) provide the quickest and highest response in natural production without adverse effects on productivity. c. Utilize local broodstocks with known natural component from the target population during the second generation of supplementation.
3. Determine which supplementation strategies (broodstock and release stage) provide the quickest and highest response in natural production without adverse effects on productivity. d. Compare natural production and productivity indices of supplemented populations using existing hatchery broodstocks (first generation) to populations using locally developed broodstocks (second generation).
3. Determine which supplementation strategies (broodstock and release stage) provide the quickest and highest response in natural production without adverse effects on productivity. e. Compare natural production and productivity indices among supplemented populations using parr, fall presmolt and smolt release strategies.
4. Develop supplementation recommendations. a. Guidelines and recommendations will be developed addressing risks and benefits of supplementation (augmentation and restoration) in general and specific supplementation strategies (broodstock and release stage).

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/92 12/01/07 32.0%
2 05/01/92 12/01/07 32.0%
3 05/01/92 12/01/07 32.0%
4 01/01/99 09/01/07 4.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 84,000
Fringe $ 30,240
Supplies $ 36,000
Operating $ 40,000
Tag $ 2,900
Indirect $ 33,130
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $226,270


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $226,270
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $226,270
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 $190,000 $195,000 $200,000 $205,000
Total Outyear Budgets $190,000 $195,000 $200,000 $205,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The continued decline of spring/summer chinook salmon returning to Idaho resulting in insufficient adult returns to provide target supplementation treatments.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The goal of the Idaho Supplementation Studies Project is to evaluate the usefulness of supplementation as a recovery/restoration strategy for depressed stocks of spring and summer chinook salmon in Idaho. The project is a multi-agency effort, covering 30 streams throughout the Salmon River and Clearwater River basins, working to help define the potential role of chinook salmon supplementation in managing Idaho’s natural spring and summer chinook populations, and identify genetic and ecological impacts to existing natural populations. The ISS experimental design is split into three main approaches: (1) Large scale population production and productivity studies designed to provide Snake River basin wide inferences. (2) Using study streams to evaluate specific supplementation programs. (3) Small-scale studies designed to evaluate specific hypotheses. Approaches one and two measure population responses to supplementation and are long-term studies. Approach three determines specific impacts of supplementation such as competition, dispersal, and behavior; and are short-term studies conducted in “controlled” environments. We expect this research to demonstrate the best methods for supplementing existing natural populations of chinook salmon and re-establishing natural populations in streams where chinook have become extirpated. We expect supplementation effects and recommendations to be different for each stream. The study design called for a minimum of 15 years of research (three generations). Sampling was initiated in 1991 and implementation began in 1992. The supplementation effects will be monitored and evaluated by comparing juvenile production and survival, fecundity, age structure, and genetic structure and variability in treatment and control streams of similar ecological parameters.


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
$226,270 $190,000 $195,000
Comment:

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Inadequate proposals, adequate purpose
Date:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
These are a series of proposals [198909800, 198909801, 198909802, 198909803] from NPT, IDFG, the Sho-Ban Tribe, and USFWS. The proposals are for important research with desirable objectives. However, the proposals do not adequately describe experimental design and methods to ensure that the studies will achieve scientifically sound results. Although the proposals state that lengthy reports justify the experimental design, the important aspects of the design, why they were chosen, and their strengths and limitations should be summarized in the proposals. Otherwise, the technical soundness of the work cannot be evaluated. This project is over eight years old, but the progress and results to date are not adequately described. Reviewers wondered whether the small numbers of returning fish would allow the objectives of the work to be accomplished. Careful design of experiments and analyses might minimize these sorts of problems.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$240,767
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$240,767
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$240,767
Sponsor (Shoshone Bannock Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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