Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199506800

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 Klickitat Passage/Habitat Improvement M&E
BPA Project Proposal Number 199506800
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 Mel Sampson
Mailing Address P.O. Box 151
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 Klickitat
Short Description Integrated watershed anaylsis to produce information that identifies passage, habitat improvements oppurtunities and supplememntation strategies within basin.Test new supplementation techniques to increase natural production, harvest and genetic fitness.
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: 7.1.A.1, 7.1.C-, 7.6A, 7.6.A.2-, 7.7-
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Biological Opinion for 1995 to 1998 Hatchery Operations in the Columbia River Basin (NMFS 1995a)
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 Management Core Management/Admin. Support services for all YIN's YKFP Tasks No
8811500 Fisheries Technician Field Activites Manpower support during peak field periods No
5512800 Lower Klickitat River Riparian and In-Channel Habitat Conduct riparian restoration in Swale Creek (tributary to Klickitat River). Develop public relations with local community No
9506300 Yakima/Klickitat M&E Program Covers the diverse M&E needs for the target species which are essential for the success of the YKFP No
5512700 Klickitat Basin Culvert Rehabiliitation Passage witnin tributaries is essential for natuiral restortartion of species No
5512600 Upper Klickitat Meadows Riparian Restoatrion Contributes to improving prime habitat which is vital for success of supplentattion implementation No
9506800 Klickitat/Habitat Preliminary Design Project O&M Redesign and contruction modifications to mainstem passage facilitities on the Klickitat River. No
9506402 Project #9506402, Upper Yakima species interaction studies. Incorporate ideas, procedures, and successes into future Klickitat River supplementation activities. No
9506404 Policy and technical involvement and planning, YKFP. The Policy Group must approve directs habitat/passage improvements and future supplementation activities to be developed under this project before they can be implemented. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine Habitat conditions of mainstem and tributaries, using Timber Fish and Wildlife (TFW) Ambient Moinitoring Protocol a. Conduct stream reach indentification survey
. b. Conduct Reference point survey
. c. Conduct Habitat unit survey
. d. Conduct Large Woody Debries Survey
. e. Record water quality measurements at each tributary surveyed
. f. Record daily water temperatures at selected sites in the Klickitat basin
. g. Assess habitat conditions on mainstem Klickitat using aerial video
. h. Determine specific habitat, fish and physical parameters to be measured using EDT modeling
2. Conduct juvenile and adult salmonid surveys to describe species distribution and abundance a. Conduct juvenile fish surveys in tributaries
. b. record spatial and temporaral distribution of adult life stage of all salmonid stocks in the Klickitat
3. Deterimne the fesability of using the selected juvenile mointoring sites as long term monitoring stations a. Describe postive and negative attributes of three rotary screw trap locations in the basin.
4. Determine the temporal distribution and abundance of juvenile salmonid outmigrants in the mainstem Klickitat River. a. Collect life history data for each salmoid species and non-target species at the three monitoring sites
5. Develop a suite of options/recommendations for improvements to adult passage at Lyle and Castile Falls. a. Through continuation of subcontract with Summit Technology focus on implementation of Phase II passage improvemnts for the fishway at Lyle and Castile Falls.
6. Catalog tributary passage blockages including road culverts a. Gather existing data
. b. Conduct field surveys
. c. Summarize information from above tasks

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/96 10/01/00 25.0%
2 08/01/95 12/01/04 20.0%
3 10/01/95 12/01/99 15.0%
4 06/01/96 12/01/04 15.0%
5 07/01/96 12/01/99 10.0%
6 05/01/96 12/01/00 15.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Assume additional manpower support from YIN Tech pool BPA # 8811500 $292,700
Fringe 20 % $ 58,540
Supplies estimated $ 15,000
Operating estiamted $ 5,000
Capital estimated $ 15,000
Travel estimated $ 5,000
Indirect 26.6 % $102,739
Subcontractor Summit Technology; International Statistical Training and Technical Services; Mobrand Biometrics $ 30,000
Other $ 50,000
Other $ 50,000
Other $ 50,000
Total Itemized Budget $673,979

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $673,979
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $673,979
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 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
Total Outyear Budgets $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Continuation of field sampling to more accurately indicate overall survival of each individual stocks throughout life history. Continuation of critical engineering work to better use Mitchell Act available funds to defrey BPA costs. BPA budgeting

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


A. Integrated watershed analysis of Klickitat Basin using fisheries, population, habitat, and engineering surveys to develop a preliminary design of passage and habitat improvements which directly benefit salmonids and provide information used for patient/template style analysis and future supplementation activities. B. The YKFP’s core objectives are as follows: 1) To test the hypothesis that new supplementation techniques can be used in the Yakima and Klickitat River Basins to increase natural production and to improve harvest opportunities, while maintaining the long-term genetic fitness of the wild and native salmonid populations and keeping adverse ecological interactions within acceptable limits; 2) To provide knowledge about the use of supplementation, so that it may be used to mitigate effects on anadromous fisheries throughout the Columbia River Basin; 3) To implement and be consistent with the Council's Fish and Wildlife Program; and 4) To implement the Project in a prudent and environmentally sound manner. 5) Provide knowledge of habitat/passage improvement projects and supplementation, so that it may be used to enhance anadromous fisheries throughout the Columbia River Basin. C. The Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project has been included in the Council? Fish and Wildlife Program. The Council’s 1987 Fish and Wildlife Program presented measures specifically for the Klickitat River. This Project initiates the preliminary design work needed to complete a Preliminary Design Report for the Klickitat Subbasin. D. Supplementation is defined as utilizing artificial propagation in an attempt to maintain or increase natural production while maintaining long-term fitness of the target population and while keeping ecological and genetic impacts on nontarget species within specified limits (RASP 1991). YKFP operations have been designed to test the principles of supplementation. Its experimental design has focused on the following critical uncertainties affecting hatchery production: 1) the survival of hatchery fish after release from the hatchery; 2) the impacts of hatchery fish as they compete with wild populations; and, 3) the effects of hatchery propagation on the long-term genetic fitness of fish stocks. One of the YKFP’s primary objectives is to provide regional resource managers with knowledge regarding these issues, and identify and apply improved methods for carrying out hatchery production and supplementation of natural production. The YKFP’s monitoring activities are intended evaluate the relative survival and success of various release groups of supplementation fish and to compare their success with that of naturally produced fish. Characterize physical attributes of each stream and tributary surveyed. Determine summer distribution and abundance of juvenile fish by species within basin. Conduct salmon spawner ground surveys. Evaluate effectiveness of current monitoring sites in terms of logistics and to meet YKFP monitoring needs. Collect life history data from wild and hatchery salmonid outmigrants. Collect historical information beneficial to model template for future patient-template analysis. Develop specifics from Phase I engineering investigations into primary passage problems at Lyle and Castile Falls. E. Increase number of returning adults and naturally reproducing adults to the target population. Increase information on the feasibility of using supplementation to rebuild natural populations. Baseline life history information on spring and summer/fall chinook, coho, and summer and winter steelhead. Expanding use of anadromous stocks to newly accessible areas opened through passage and habitat improvement projects. Increased natural production and resultant carcasses will add nutrients to the entire subbasin. F. Project scientists and managers realize that effective monitoring is the key to a successful adaptive management program. The YKFP’s PSR and the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan lay out an integrated multi-level monitoring program for supplementation activities. Use standard fisheries inventories for monitoring short and long-range goals of project. Fisheries and habitat survey data used to resolve critical uncertainties that developed. Monitor increase in natural production of salmonids stocks associated with particular habitat/passage improvements or supplementation activities. Conduct standardized fisheries surveys to determine if habitat and passage improvement projects result in increased natural production. Monitoring of riparian habitat projects conducting using photo documentation. Use YKFP patient-template analysis to direct habitat and passage improvements as well as any future supplementation activities

Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Return to Sponsor for Revision*
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Technical Issue: Need to clearly describe what work is going on in FY98, and what specifically is going to be done in FY99 (new activities).

Technical Issue: How does budget increase from FY98 relate to FY99 work and funding?

Technical Issue: Page 11 of the proposal (steps 1-5) seems to indicate the logical sequence of needs and actions and this needs to be more clearly threaded through the proposal (formatting problem).

Technical Issue: Proposal needs significant modification to clearly describe how the techniques are valid and appropriate to achieve the objectives, and the specific fish and wildlife benefit.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$548,979 $925,000 $925,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Inadequate proposal, adequate purpose
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
The technical justification is too vague. The general description of YKFP is good. It was difficult to determine whether this is a project to implement watershed analysis or a supplementation project. The proposal’s integration with other YKFP projects is well done. The earlier completion of the watershed analysis is a positive feature, but the proposal gives no interpretation or summary of the results of that analysis. The proposal gives no indication how the watershed analysis affects management decisions. How will the fish be sampled? How will the fishways be improved? The objectives in section 7.b are not consistent with objectives stated elsewhere.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Sep 20, 2003
2004 2005 2006
$844,350 $4,784,650 $ 0

Funding Category: Capital

Project authorized for 233 and then big capital component. Master plan developed for Step review. 04 is for NEPA and design work and upgrades. 05 would be construction of Lyle brood and hatchery upgrades, on/off site acclimation construction. Capital

Project Sponsor Request for FY04-05 Recommendation:
Sep 20, 2003
2004 2005
$844,350 $4,784,650

Funding Category: Capital


NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 0
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 0
Sponsor (Confederated Tribes And Bands Of The Yakama Indian Nation) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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