Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199202604

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 Spring Chinook Salmon Early Life History
BPA Project Proposal Number 199202604
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Richard W. Carmichael
Mailing Address 211 Inlow Hall, EOU, 1410 “L” Avenue
City, State, Zip La Grande, OR 97850
Phone 5419623777
Fax 5419623849
E-mail odfw2@eou.edu
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description Investigate the abundance, migration patterns, survival, and alternate life history strategies exhibited by spring chinook salmon juveniles from distinct populations in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha River basins.
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: 7.1C, 7.1D, 7.4L
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Information collected during this study relates to and will be useful for two actions described in the NMFS Hydrosystem Operations Biological Opinion. This study will provide data on multiple detections of wild PIT-tagged salmon at mainstem dams. This information can be used in evaluating in-river survivals of wild salmon. In addition, data collected during this study has been and will continue to be incorporated into the PATH life cycle modeling project.
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
9403300 Fish passage center’s smolt monitoring program Trap data will be exchanged with Lower Grande Ronde study to provide in-river information on migration timing. No
8805305 Northeast Oregon Hatcheries Master Plan Provide information on local populations that is crucial for planning and implementation of supplementation in the Grande Ronde Basin. No
9402700 Grande Ronde Model Watershed Provide information on habitat utilization and juvenile production. No
9604400 Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Captive Broodstock Program No
9600800 PATH: Plan for analyzing and testing hypotheses Provide data for life cycle model No
8810804 STREAMNET Provide information for use in database No
9405400 No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Document the in-basin migration patterns for spring chinook salmon juveniles in the upper Grande Ronde River, including the abundance of migrants, migration timing and duration. .
2. Estimate and compare smolt detection rates at mainstem Columbia and Snake River dams for fall and spring migrating spring chinook salmon from the upper Grande Ronde River. . Interrogate each chinook salmon collected in the screw traps for a previously implanted PIT tag. Record tag number and measure lengths and weights of all PIT-tagged recaptures.
3. Document the in-basin migration patterns, including abundance of migrants, timing, and duration, for spring chinook salmon juveniles in Catherine Creek. . Collect juvenile spring chinook salmon migrants in Catherine Creek by operating screw traps at selected trapping sites. The Catherine Creek trap will be operated from ice-out (February-March) until ice-up (November-February).
4. Estimate and compare smolt detection rates at mainstem Columbia and Snake River dams for fall and spring migrating spring chinook salmon from Catherine Creek. . Interrogate each chinook salmon collected in the screw trap for a previously implanted PIT tag. Record tag number and measure lengths and weights of all PIT-tagged recaptures.
5. Document the in-basin migration patterns, including abundance of migrants, timing, and duration, for spring chinook salmon juveniles in the Wallowa subbasin. . Collect juvenile spring chinook salmon migrants in Wallowa subbasin by operating screw traps at selected trapping sites. The traps will be operated year round if possible as determined by summer water temperatures and winter icing.
12. Investigate the significance of alternative life history strategies of spring chinook salmon in two local populations in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha river basins. .

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 8.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/99 9.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/99 9.0%
4 10/01/98 09/01/99 9.0%
5 10/01/98 09/01/99 8.0%
6 10/01/98 09/01/99 9.0%
7 12/01/98 08/01/99 11.0%
8 10/01/98 09/01/99 11.0%
9 08/01/98 09/01/99 8.0%
10 08/01/98 09/01/99 6.0%
11 07/01/98 08/01/99 8.0%
12 07/01/98 09/01/99 6.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel permanent = 175,801 seasonal = 110,628 $286,429
Fringe 36% for permanent employees = 63,289; 45% for seasonal employees = 49,783 $113,072
Supplies $ 64,200
Capital Desk top computer = 2,400; Truck canopy = 1,200 $ 3,600
Tag 8,500 @ 2.90 ea. $ 24,650
Travel 80 d @ $90/d = 7,200 8 commercial flights @ 350 =2,800 $ 10,000
Indirect 22.9% of PS and S&S (473,701) $108,477
Subcontractor Oregon State University $ 76,952
Total Itemized Budget $687,380


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $687,380
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $687,380
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 $708,001 $729,241 $751,118 $773,652
Total Outyear Budgets $708,001 $729,241 $751,118 $773,652
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Spring chinook salmon in the Grande Ronde basin are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Therefore, these research activities are regulated by NMFS and are subject to NMFS permitting for scientific take. This project involves the handling of large numbers of naturally-produced spring chinook salmon. Consequently, there is some risk of mortality associated with our field activities. Over the past three years juvenile chinook salmon mortality has been low, although it has varied some year to year mortality has remained near or below 1% of all fish captured. We have and continue to take several precautions to reduce or eliminate mortality when collecting salmon. We have replaced fin clipping with a benign paint mark for trap efficiencies and when we anticipate high debris loads at our traps we implement 24 hour trap checking to reduce debris accumulation and minimize the time fish are held in the trap. All field activities on private land are subject to obtaining permission from the landowner for access to the river.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The goal of this project is to investigate the abundance, migration patterns, survival, and alternate life history strategies exhibited by spring chinook salmon juveniles from distinct populations in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha River basins. Our methods include collecting juveniles with migrant traps and passive seining techniques. This study will provide such information as directed under three separate measures of the Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Program. This study pertains to program measures 7.1C and D in that it will provide information on abundance of parr and estimates for egg to parr and parr to smolt survival. This information is important in evaluating, critical life stages, population status, and sustainability of naturally spawning populations. This study will also provide a means for long term monitoring of juvenile production in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha River basins. Furthermore, program measure 7.4L funded the establishment of Northeast Oregon Hatcheries project (NEOH). Task 3.3.4, identified in the Northeast Oregon Hatchery Grande Ronde River Final Report is the completion of early life history studies in the upper Grande Ronde system.


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
$650,000 $708,001 $729,241
Comment:
Reduction from increased efficiencies

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Although for the Grande Ronde, this proposal was grouped with the systemwide proposals because of its systemwide implications. It was rated highly, in the top 10 of the set. It includes especially good connections to the Fish and Wildlife Program and to other projects. Although too long for the BPA format, the objectives and tasks are well laid out. The project background is well documented.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$949,504
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$949,504
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$949,504
Sponsor (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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