Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199405300

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 Bull Trout Assessment - Willamette/Mckenzie
BPA Project Proposal Number 199405300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlfie
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jeff Ziller
Mailing Address 3150 Main Street
City, State, Zip Springfield, OR 97478
Phone 5417263515
Fax 5417262505
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Willamette
Short Description Monitor distribution, population trends, and habitat use of bull trout populations in the Upper Willamette Basin. Implement rehabilitation of the bull trout population in Middle Fork Willamette.
Target Species bull trout (proposed ESA listing)

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: 10.5A.1
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): resident

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9206800 Willamette Basin Aquisition Targets acquisition of critical fish habitat in the Upper Willamette Basin. No
9405400 Bull Trout Genetics, Habitat needs, L. H. etc. in Central and N.E, Oregon Both are Columbia River Basin bull trout studies. This project targets Willamette Subbasin populations whereas 9405400 targets subbasins in Eastern Oregon. No
8810808 STREAMNET We provide information and maps for website and database. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Objective 1. Determine distribution of bull trout in the Middle Fork Willamette and McKenzie river basins. a. Task 1.1. Locate bull trout by snorkeling, electrofishing and spawning surveys in areas identified as suitable and by angler reports.
. b. Task 1.2. Locate rearing and spawning areas of bull trout in the mainstem and South Fork McKenzie rivers.
2. Objective 2. Determine population size of bull trout in the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette basins. a. Task 2.1. Estimate the number of bull trout in the Middle Fork subbasin using snorkel observations and spawning surveys. Snorkeling will be conducted at night to enhance the effectiveness of the survey.
. b. Task 2.2. Estimate the number of juvenile bull trout migrating from Anderson Creek.
. c. Task 2.3. Estimate the number of bull trout residing in Anderson Creek by calibrated night snorkel counts.
. d. Task 2.4. Conduct Anderson Creek, Olallie Creek and mainstem McKenzie spawning ground counts.
. e. Task 2.5 Refine bull trout abundance index using snorkeling gear to count adult bull trout in pools of the mainstem McKenzie and South Fork McKenzie rivers.
. f. Task 2.6 Utilize estimates of the number of spawning bull trout collected in Objective 3 to obtain trend information on bull trout populations.
3. Objective 3. Determine the location of spawning areas for bull trout in the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette basins. a. Task 3.1. Conduct extensive spawning surveys in the mainstem Middle Fork and tributaries.
. b. Task 3.2. Conduct extensive spawning surveys in the McKenzie River and tributaries above Trail Bridge Dam; tributaries of the mainstem below Trail Bridge Dam.
. c. Task 3.3 Utilize information gained in Objective 1 to obtain undiscovered spawning locations.
4. Objective 4. Determine life history characteristics of bull trout in the Middle Fork and McKenzie river basins. a. Task 4.1. Summarize information collected in Objectives 1,2 and 3 to identify habitat characteristics of adult and juvenile rearing areas and spawning locations.
. b. Task 4.2. Identify available habitat in the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette sub-basins.
5. Objective 5. Implement the 1997 rehabilitation Plan for the bull trout ppulation in the Middle Fork Willamette River. a. Task 5.1. Transfer young of the year bull trout from Anderson Creek to the Middle Fork Willamette River during February, March and April 1998 through 2002.
. b. Task 5.2. Conduct snorkel surveys to monitor survival, distribution and growth.
6. c. Task 5.3 Identify habitat characteristics of juvenile rearing areas.
6. Objective 6. Determine the effectiveness of restrictive angling regulations for maintaining bull trout populations in the Willamette Basin. a. Task 6.1. Estimate catch of bull trout by anglers in Cougar and Trail Bridge reservoirs and determine potential mortality.
7. Objective 7. Provide information acquired about bull trout to landowners and land management agencies within the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette basins and to other regional entities. a. Task 7.1. Compile and analyze data collected in this study and relate to habitat surveys completed by WNF and ODFW.
. b. Task 7.2. Complete and distribute a report of findings. Additional informational and technical presentations will be conducted as requested.
. c. Task 7.3. Coordinate and participate in bi-annual meetings of the Upper Willamette Bull Trout Working Group to coordinate field activities and exchange information.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 04/01/96 06/01/00 5.0%
2 06/01/96 11/01/02 15.0%
3 02/01/94 08/01/02 10.0%
4 03/01/98 11/01/02 30.0%
5 06/01/94 11/01/02 15.0%
6 06/01/94 08/01/02 5.0%
7 08/01/94 10/01/02 10.0%
8 10/01/94 11/01/02 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Experimental Biology Aide 1, 15 FTE months $ 32,940
Supplies Gloves, wading boots, waders, flashlights and batteries, dry suit repair and office supplies $ 1,130
Travel Mileage, vehicle rental and per diem $ 3,365
Indirect Overhead $ 8,573
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 46,008

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 46,008
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 46,008
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
All Phases $ 47,390 $ 48,810 $ 50,275
Total Outyear Budgets $ 47,390 $ 48,810 $ 50,275

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: No constraints are foreseen.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The goal of this project is to attain population health and long term sustainability of bull trout and their habitat in the Upper Willamette Basin by the acquisition of quantifiable population information and the rehabilitation of depressed bull trout stocks. This project is being conducted under Section 9.3G (1) of the Northwest Power Planning Council's Resident Fish and Wildlife amendments. The project will describe the range of bull trout in the Upper Willamette Drainage Basin system by snorkeling or electrofishing surveys on tributaries. We will monitor the population size using downstream migrant traps and snorkel counts, conduct spawning surveys and estimate the number of spawning bull trout, monitor the movements of radio-tagged bull trout to determine habitat use and locate spawning areas, and evaluate the effectiveness of habitat improvement projects for bull trout within the basin. A small percentage of bull trout captured in the downstream migrant trap will be transferred to unoccupied habitat in the Middle Fork Willamette River and monitored for survival and growth. This project will provide timely information about bull trout populations to resource managers in the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette watersheds. Information concerning distribution, population trends, and habitat use of bull trout populations will aid in rebuilding depressed populations and in mitigation of hydroelectric/flood control projects. This project proposes to continue through FY 2002, and, with associated habitat improvement projects and management decisions, bull trout populations are expected to slowly increase over the project period. The results of this project are monitored and evaluated annually by the Upper Willamette Bull Trout Working Group; whose members include all agencies with management responsibility for bull trout in the Willamette Basin.

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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