Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199506300

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 Yakima/Klickitat Monitoring and Evaluation Program
BPA Project Proposal Number 199506300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Yakama Indian Nation Fisheries Program
Business acronym (if appropriate) YIN

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Melvin Sampson
Mailing Address P.O. Box 151, Fort Road
City, State, Zip Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone 5098656262
Fax 5098656293
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Monitors performance of YKFP in terms of natural production and harvest increases, and ecological and genetic impacts, to guide adaptive management within the project and to provide valuable information on supplementation for the region.
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: 7.4K.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: 7.4K.1
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
8812001 Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project Management Core Management/Admin. support for all YIN's YKFP Tasks. No
8811500 Yakima Hatchery Construction Final design/construction of needed acclimation facilities/wells for YFP. No
9701300 Yakima Cle Elum Hatchery O&M O&M costs for Cle Elum Suppl. and Research Facilities. Core facility No
8811500 Fisheries Technician Field Activities Provides essential technical support to fulfill diverse needs of the YKFP (e.g., M&E support, spawner surveys, juvenile facility operations, marking, etc.) No
8812005 Fish Passage Video Monitoring Monitors, at Prosser and Roza Dams, the number of adult salmonids returning to the Yakima Subbasin. A key element of YFP M&E. No
9506404 Policy/Technical Involvement/Planning -- YKFP Supports the required co-manager process for the YKFP. No
9506406 Monitoring of Supplementation Response Variables for the YKFP Essential for adequate M&E planning and technical participation as co-manager of the YKFP. No
9506402 Upper Yakima Species Interaction Studies Vital M&E function relative to impacts of YKFP on existing fish community in Yakima Subbasin, and relative to impacts of existing fish community on YKFP. No
9503300 O&M of Yakima Fish Protection, Mitigation and Enhancement Facilities Essential for maintaining effectiveness of Yakima Subbasin fish protection structures. No
9704900 Teanaway Instream Flow Restoration Tributary enhancement critical to success of YKFP. No
0 Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project (YRBWEP): Congressional Act. Irrigation water conserved by YRBWEP may be allocated in part to benefit fish stocks analyzed by this planning/modeling project. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Upgrade, maintain and test key monitoring facilities a. Calibrate Chandler juvenile monitoring facility
. b. Install and maintain fish guidance system at Roza juvenile trap.
. c. Improve and maintain juvenile trapping equipment at Roza Dam
2. Evaluate reproductive success of hatchery fish relative to wild. a. Maintain experimental spawning channles at Cle Elum Hatchery.
. b. Study reproductive success of wild spring chinook in experimental spawning channels.
3. Data Management and biometrical support a. Fund a permanent project data manager to design and build a data management and dissemination system, including a project Home Page on the Internet.
. b. Retain half-time services of PhD-level biometrician to assist with power analyses of monitoring tasks and data analysis.
4. Establish genetic baseline for supplemented upper Yakima spring chinook a. Generate allozyme allele frequency profile for 1998 upper Yakima broodstock.
. b. Generate DNA microsatellite profile for 1998 upper Yakima broodstock.
. c. Age all broodstock by scale analysis.
5. Establish pathogen baseline in wild spring chionook prior to introduction of hatchery fish. a. Screen approximately 200 wild smolts for pathogens according to standard USFWS protocols.
6. Compare the performance of juvenile Optimal Conventional Treatment (OCT) and Semi-Natural Treatment (SNT) and wild fish relative to each other and wild fish in terms of survival and phenotypic traits strongly linked to survival. a. Compare survival of PIT-tagged OCT/SNT/wild smolts from release point and/or Roza Dam (on the upper Yakima) to the Chandler juvenile facility (on the lower Yakima) and to all mainstem Columbia Dams equipped with PIT-tag detectors.
. b. Compare OCT/SNT/wild fish in terms of morphometrics and cryptic coloration.
. c. Compare OCT/SNT/wild fish in terms of physiology.
. d. Compare OCT/SNT/wild fish in terms of behavior (predator avoidance ability, agonistic behavior, etc.)
7. Investigate direct and indirect predatory impacts of hatchery smolts on non-target species; and the predatory impact of non-target species on hatchery and wild chinook and coho. a. Estimate the impacts hatchery smolt releases have on the survival of wild smolts, and whether survival is related to indirect predation.
. b. Develop field methods for calculating a predation index for birds and predatory fish on juvenile spring chinook.
. c. Estimate the predation impact of hatchery coho smolts on wild fall chinook.
8. Quantify the effects of key environmental variables to discriminate between the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic factors in limiting the success of supplementation. a. Measure environmental variables via analysis of aerial videography and use of existing hydrological data, correlate with annual estimates of productivity, and statistically "filter out" impacts due to environmental fluctuations.
. b. Estimate impacts of environmental and harvest-related factors occurring outside the Yakima Subbasin on spring chinook production in the Yakima.
. c. Monitor the effect of stream sediment loads on survival and productivity of upper Yakima spring chinook.
9. Investigate the impact of inter- and intra-specific ecological interactions on success of supplementation. a. Generate baseline prey abundance indeces for spring chinook.
. b. Generate baseline competition indeces (space and food) between spring chinook and redside shiners, rainbow trout and mountain whitefish.
. c. Estimate baseline microhabitat utilization patterns for juvenile spring chinook in the upper Yakima.
. e. Estimate the baseline abundance of residual and precocial spring chinook.
10. Estimate the benefits to productivity and survival of wild spring chinook populations of fertilizing selected stream segments with salmon carcasses. a. Compare growth and survival of selected wild spring chinook populations before and after carcass fertilization.
. b. Determine decay rates of carcasses and utilization of carcasses by invertebrates and juvenile fish
. c. Develop cost-effective methods of sterilizing carcasses to prevent disease transmission.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 12/01/99 36.1%
2 01/01/99 12/01/99 4.4%
3 01/01/99 12/01/99 10.7%
4 01/01/99 12/01/99 1.8%
5 01/01/99 12/01/99 0.6%
6 01/01/99 12/01/99 15.2%
7 01/01/99 12/01/99 20.3%
8 01/01/99 12/01/99 6.9%
9 01/01/99 12/01/99 2.7%
10 01/01/99 12/01/99 1.4%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $467,336
Fringe $ 67,628
Supplies $140,127
Operating $ 3,526
Capital $221,100
Tag 37,092 $107,566
Travel $ 7,828
Indirect $248,547
Subcontractor Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife; IntStats, Inc.; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; University of Washington; Central Washington University; National Marine Fisheries Service; Alden Labs, Inc. $112,479
Other $ 27,765
Other $ 27,765
Other $ 27,765
Other $ 27,765
Other $ 27,765
Other $ 27,765
Other $ 27,765
Total Itemized Budget $1,570,492

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,570,492
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,570,492
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 $892,900 $827,900 $777,900 $777,900
Total Outyear Budgets $892,900 $827,900 $777,900 $777,900

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Many 1999 studies are contingent primarily on successful completion of preparatory facility work in 1998.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Supplementation is a key feature of the 1994 Fish and Wildlife Program. This project is part of a long-term comprehensive effort to monitor the performance of a large supplementation program, the YKFP, in terms of four basic elements of the ecology of anadromous salmonids: natural production, harvest, genetics and ecological interactions. For each of these four elements ,we propose empirical studies that will have been subjected to rigorous power analysis before implementation. Results of these studies will both guide adaptive management within the project and assist other fisheries managers throughout the Region in developing effective supplementation programs. The expected outcomes of this work and related YKFP projects are to demonstrate rigorously: 1) success or failure to increase natural production and harvest opportunity; 2) unacceptable impacts to nontarget species; 3) whether supplementation success or failure is attributable to intrinsic factors (those directly controllable by project managers) or extrinsic factors (those outside the control of project managers); 4) the performance of semi-naturally versus conventionally reared smolts. Natural production will be monitored ultimately at the level of natural origin recruits as well as the component levels of egg-fry, fry-smolt, smolt-adult survival. Maintenance of genetic resources will be monitored by DNA and/or allozyme profiling. Project impacts on nontarget species will be monitored by comparing pre- and post-supplementation stock status (size, age structure and geographic distribution of populations). Impacts of nontarget species on project fish will be monitored by generating indices of impacts from five classes of strong interactors: predators, pathogens, competitors, mutualists, and prey.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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