Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199007800

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 Evaluate Predator Control and Provide Technical Support For PATH
BPA Project Proposal Number 199007800
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Geological Survey, Columbia River Research Laboratory
Business acronym (if appropriate) USGS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name James H. Petersen
Mailing Address 5501A Cook-Underwood Rd.
City, State, Zip Cook, WA 98605
Phone 5095382299
Fax 5095382843
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Examine existing data to test the hypothesis that compensatory predation on juvenile salmon is not occurring in response to northern squawfish removals. Provide analyses and technical support for PATH .
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: 5.7, 5.7A, 5.7B (Predation), 3.2C, 3.2F (PATH Support)
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS Biological Opinion (1995), Section IV Project Effects, Part 5 Squawfish Removal Program (p. 64)
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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9007700 Northern Squawfish Management Program Provide supporting analyses to cooperating agencies. No
9600600 PATH - Facilitation and Technical Assistance; ESSA Technologies Provide analyses, data, reports, etc. for the PATH group. Attend meetings and workshops. No
9601700 Technical Support for PATH; Don Chapman Consulting Provide assistance with fall chinook salmon analyses No
9600800 PATH - Participation by state and tribal agencies; ODFW Provide assistance with fall chinook salmon and steelhead analyses No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Evaluate the feeding response of northern squawfish and smallmouth bass to predator removal a. Collect and organize existing data from past and ongoing studies.
. b. Test hypothesis that predators in the system do not respond to changes in predator density or average predator size (effects of predator removal program).
2. Provide technical support for PATH analyses a. Provide data and analyses upon request of PATH members.
. b. Attend PATH meetings and workshops as needed.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/98 09/01/99 50.0%
2 03/01/98 09/01/01 50.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Primarily J. H. Petersen $ 29,030
Fringe 28% of personnel costs $ 8,124
Supplies Software $ 500
Travel Workshops, non-local meetings $ 2,000
Indirect Agency rate: 38% of direct costs $ 15,069
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 54,723

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 54,723
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 54,723
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
All Phases $ 40,000 $ 40,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 40,000 $ 40,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: No constraints foreseeable.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Work in this project falls into two objectives: 1) conduct an analysis of existing data to test the hypothesis that removal of northern squawfish does not cause compensatory feeding by predators that remain in the system, and, 2) provide technical assistance to PATH. Predation is recognized as the primary source of mortality for juvenile salmon passing through the mainstem Snake and Columbia rivers, aside from direct dam mortality. The Fish and Wildlife Program, Return to the River, and other regional planning documents support the northern squawfish management program, but recent evaluations acknowledge that feeding compensation could reduce some of the benefits of the program. We propose to conduct analyses of pre- and post-removal data (1983-86 versus 1993-96) on the local density of predators, feeding rates on juvenile salmon, and diets of predators. Results could be used to corroborate the efficiency of the current removal efforts or to plan and adjust future efforts. For the second objective, staff will provide technical assistance to PATH for spring and fall chinook salmon and steelhead. Assistance will be in the form of meeting and workshop attendance, data, data analyses, and possibly research plans. Results will be incorporated into PATH analyses and documents.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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