Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199107300

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 Idaho Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation Program (INPMEP)
BPA Project Proposal Number 199107300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Business acronym (if appropriate) IDFG

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Doug Nemeth
Mailing Address 1414 E. Locust Lane
City, State, Zip Nampa, ID 83686
Phone 2084658404
Fax 2084658434
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Salmon, Clearwater
Short Description The INPMEP collects, manages, and analyzes data describing the status and survival of spring/summer chinook salmon and steelhead populations in Idaho. The INPMEP provides long-term monitoring information necessary to evaluate recovery efforts.
Target Species Snake River spring chinook, summer chinook, 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: 3.2, 3.2C, 4.1A, 4.2A, 4.3C.1, 5.0A, 5.0B, 5.0E, 5.0F.7, 7.1C, 7.1C.3, 8.4A, 8.4B
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: VIII, Reasonable and Prudent Alternative to the Proposed Action, IN: Reinitiation of consultation on 1994-1998 operation of the federal Columbia River power system and juvenile transportation program in 1995 and future years. signed: 2 March 1995
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
8909800 Idaho Supplementation Studies (IDFG) 8909800 supplies to the INPMEP samples for age analysis and genetic analysis, production and productivitiy data, and PIT tags fish used in mainstem survival analysis. Objective 2, of INPMEP is a component of 8909800. No
8909802 Salmon Supplementation Studies in ID Rivers (NPT 8909800 supplies to the INPMEP samples for age analysis and genetic analysis, production and productivitiy data, and PIT tags fish used in mainstem survival analysis. No
8909803 Salmon Supplementation Studies in ID Rivers (SBT) Same as above No
8909801 Salmon Supplementation Studies in ID Rivers (USFWS) Same as above No
9005500 Steelhead Supp.Studies in ID Rivers, (IDFG) Same as above No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Monitor adult and juvenile spring and summer (sp/su) chinook salmon and steelhead populations in Idaho. a. Continue coordinating the snorkeling of general parr monitoring (GPM) and other sites throughout the Salmon River and Clearwater River basins.
. b. Maintain centralized database of information collected through GPM and other sites.
. c. Continue to provide data from snorkel sites to Streamnet and Plan for Analyzing and Testing Hypotheses (PATH).
. d. Coordinate with USFS to improve compatibility between the GPM database and the USFS's Upper Columbia Basin database.
. e. Evaluate biases of snorkeling in Idaho streams.
. f. Coordinate with NMFS to determine the need to expand sp/su chinook salmon redd counts to ensure all identified metapopulations are adequately indexed.
. g. Define the relationship between sp/su chinook index areas and total escapement for the basin indexed.
. h. Use adult escapement estimates at Lower Granite Dam, hatchery records, and harvest records to estimate sp/su chinook salmon adults available for natural production in the Snake R. basin.
. i. Continue monitoring steelhead escapement in Idaho through aerial redd counts.
2. Estimate productivity and lifestage survival rates of sp/su chinook salmon and steelhead stocks in study streams. a. Continue quantifying adult chinook salmon and steelhead escapement and resultant juvenile production in study streams.
. b. Continue to estimate lifestage survival and survival to Lower Granite dam of chinook salmon from study streams.
3. Identify wild/natural (w/n) salmon and steelhead smolt-to- adult survival rates (SARs) associated with mainstem smolt passage routes within specific strategies. a. Estimate the proportion of PIT-tagged smolts that were collected and transported, collected and bypassed, and unhandled for w/n and hatchery, sp/su chinook salmon, sockeye salmon, and steelhead, for past and future years.
. b. Determine SAR for each of the groups identified in Objective 3, "a".
. c. Check the accuracy of SAR information generated by PIT-tag detections using age-at-length information from sp/su chinook salmon escapement into Idaho and length-frequency of sp/su chinook salmon passing the viewing window at Lower Granite dam.
. d. Improve steelhead SAR data by PIT-tagging additional w/n steelhead juveniles.
4. Monitor age composition of adult spring and summer chinook salmon returning to the Salmon River and Clearwater River basins. a. Determine and implement the most accurate method of aging chinook salmon returning to Idaho.
. b. Build an archive of scales and/or otoliths of known-age chinook salmon returning to Idaho by drainage.
. c. Develop and maintain a centralized database containing freshwater age and ocean age of chinook salmon adults by drainage, rearing type, and year.
5. Monitor genetic diversity in Idaho's sp/su chinook salmon and steelhead populations. a. Establish and maintain an archive of fin samples suitable for genetic analysis that represents major and important populations and groups of sp/su chinook salmon in Idaho.
. b. Coordinate collection of fin samples among IDFG personnel and tribal personnel from sp/su chinook salmon carcasses on spawning grounds and at hatcheries.
. c. Through coordination with NMFS, to ensure IDFG and NMFS efforts are complimentary, contract genetic assays as necessary to aid in management and recovery of Idaho's sp/su chinook salmon and steelhead.
. d. Develop and maintain a centralized database containing pertinent carcass information for fish sampled.
6. Effectively communicate information describing Idaho's sp/su chinook salmon and steelhead populations. a. Consolidate, analyze, report, and present information describing productivity, structure, status, and survival of w/n metapopulations of sp/su chinook salmon and steelhead in the Salmon River and Clearwater River basins.
. b. Continue predicting the annual wild/natural smolt emigration of sp/su chinook salmon and steelhead from Idaho.
. c. Continue providing in-season PIT-tag detection information to aid in water management and begin producing an annual PIT-tag detection report.
. d. Continue using information generated by the INPMEP for management-related activities (e.g. recommending fisheries, hatchery outplant levels, mainstem passage strategies, etc.)
. e. Predict adult returns of sp/su chinook salmon to indicator streams and hatcheries using appropriate smolt emigration and SAR estimates.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 07/01/84 07/01/23 10.5%
2 07/01/87 07/01/23 28.6%
3 07/01/96 07/01/23 32.6%
4 07/01/87 07/01/23 7.4%
5 07/01/96 07/01/23 4.8%
6 07/01/96 07/01/24 16.1%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $286,278
Fringe $ 92,949
Supplies $ 12,500
Operating $ 95,050
Capital $ 13,000
Tag 25,000 $ 72,500
Travel Includes field groceries, ($19,950) $ 30,150
Indirect $129,232
Subcontractor Nez Perce Tribe; Shoshone-BannockTribes; USFWS $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $731,659

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $731,659
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $731,659
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 $759,159 $797,117 $836,973 $878,821
Total Outyear Budgets $759,159 $797,117 $836,973 $878,821

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Because the objectives and tasks of this program are monitoring and analysis, there are no constraints other than funding availability. .

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Idaho Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation Program (INPMEP) conducts monitoring, evaluation, and analysis reflecting near-term and long-term informational needs of the region and state. The goal of the project is to effect recovery of threatened spring and summer chinook salmon and steelhead. The INPMEP contributes toward this goal by collecting, managing, analyzing and communicating data and information directly related to sp/su chinook salmon and steelhead production, productivity, structure, survival, and stock identification. The program supplies necessary information in an adaptive management framework (FWP 3.2), addresses critical uncertainties (FWP 4.1A, 4.2A), monitors indicator populations (FWP 4.3C, 7.1C.3), supplies information to Streamnet (formerly the Coordinated Information System (CIS)) (FWP 4.3C.1), addresses mainstem survival questions (FWP 5.0A, 5.0B, 5.0E, 5.0F.7), collects life history and population status information (FWP 7.1C), and collects information for stock identification (FWP 8.4, 8.4A). Monitoring methods are based on widely accepted techniques including redd counts and carcass recovery (Hassemer 1991), emigrant trapping (Thedinga et al. 1994), and mask and snorkel counts (Petrosky and Holubetz 1986). Analysis is conducted using accepted methodologies although some methodologies are being developed by this program (e.g. estimating the proportion of undetected smolts). The expected outcome is to develop and maintain long-term databases needed by the Region (e.g. PATH) and to provide feedback on recovery measures. The INPMEP is intended to be in place until management feedback in an adaptive framework is no longer needed (recovery).

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
$731,659 $759,159 $797,117

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Inadequate proposal, adequate purpose
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal is for archival data, including data from the supplementation studies. The proposal is diffuse and unfocused, with no clear relationship of activities. The description of tasks lacks detail, and sampling procedures are not described. The proposal needs to provide a conceptual framework for evaluating the data. The proposal does not describe the quality of the data or how that might be assessed. For instance, are data adequate to detect status and trends of populations?

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 (IDFG) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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