Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199604300

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 Johnson Creek Artificial Propagation Enhancement - O&M and M&E
BPA Project Proposal Number 199604300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name John S. Gebhards
Mailing Address P.O. Box 1942
City, State, Zip McCall, ID 83638
Phone 2086345290
Fax 2086344097
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Salmon
Short Description Develop native chinook broodstock for rearing in Nature's concept production program & release of smolts to recover Johnson Creek summer chinook population, with utilization of on-site adult collection/holding & juvenile rearing/acclimation.
Target Species Snake River summer chinook salmon

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:
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): anadromous

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Planning/Coordination a. Develop an Annual Operations Plan (AOP) to address production goals, broodstock acquisition, spawning protocols, incubation strategies, rearing programs, pathology, and facility operations and maintenance.
. b. Finalize Environmental Assessment.
. c. Coordinate with co-managers to facilitate objectives.
. d. With BPA assistance, consult with NMFS regarding this project to recovery planning for salmon River Basin.
. e. Facility Design Completion
2. Implementation a. Participate with BPA, co-managers, and consultants in design and construction of required facilities on Johnson Creek and at the McCall Fish Hatchery.
3. Operation and Maintenance a. Install, operate, and maintain a portable weir/trap on Johnson Creek for collection of broodstock.
. b. Assist in Juvenile Production at McCall Fish Hatchery.
. c. Outplant smolts at acclimation facilities on Johnson Creek.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation a. Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan.
. b. Monitor marking methods used with artificial propagation fish.
. c. Evaluate adult release/escapement.
. d. Determine baseline characteristics of natural fish populations in Johnson Creek (timing, size, numbers).
. e. Determine emigration survival (PIT tags).
. f. Monitor natural adult escapement (spawning ground surveys, dispersal rates, spawning range).
5. Technology Transfer a. Prepare and provide quarterly reports stating accomplished activities for project.
. b. Compile, analyze and present an annual report stating all activities for project.
. c. Present reports on project activities and findings at annual BPA/CBFWA Project Review and as requested to other parties.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/96 12/01/24 10.0%
2 01/01/98 09/01/02 20.0%
3 01/01/98 12/01/24 40.0%
4 07/01/96 12/01/29 25.0%
5 01/01/96 12/01/29 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $270,000
Fringe $ 60,000
Supplies $100,000
Operating $150,000
Capital $450,000
Tag $ 52,200
Travel $ 63,000
Indirect $140,000
Subcontractor $ 14,800
Total Itemized Budget $1,300,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,300,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,300,000
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 $700,000 $700,000 $700,000 $700,000
Total Outyear Budgets $700,000 $700,000 $700,000 $700,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Availability of salmon for supplementation in 1999 may change the focus of the project to a captive brood stock program instead of supplementation project. Completion of NEPA analysis and ESA requirements is expected in 1998, but could extend into 1999. Completion of NPPC 3-step review/approval process could cause delays in final design and construction of necessary facilities. Final design and construction should begin in 1998 and be completed in 1999 or 2000. However, the availability of qualified engineering design firms and construction firms could set design and construction time lines back into 2000 or 2001.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Johnson Creek, a tributary of the South Fork Salmon River, is located in Central Idaho. The salmon population in Johnson Creek is one of the 39 populations listed under the Endangered Species Act. This population has experienced significant decline in population numbers over the past five decades. Escapement levels in Johnson Creek have declined from a high of 486 redds in 1960 to a low of five (5) redds observed in 1995. Since Snake River chinook salmon are listed as an endangered species we are in an emergency situation. This project is a small-scale production initiative designed to increase survival of a weak but recoverable population of summer chinook salmon. The goal of this project is to prevent the extinction of the ESA listed Johnson Creek summer chinook population and begin it’s rebuilding through supplementation. We intend to achieve this goal by rearing 300,000 chinook salmon smolts in a Nature’s concept hatchery program for acclimated releases back into Johnson Creek. This program is addressed in Section 7.4 of the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (NPPC 1995). Supplementation under this project is planned for a minimum of 5 full salmon generations or 25 years. Overall, the project will evaluate the benefits of nature’s concepts in rearing and acclimated releases which may include supplementation initiatives such as captive brood stock and cryopreservation, in conjunction with portable, low capital techniques for holding adults, acclimating juveniles, and the conversion of existing artificial production facilities to produce smolts and or other approaches as necessary to increase the population. A monitoring and evaluation plan coordinated with the ongoing Idaho Salmon Supplementation studies will be used as an adaptive management tool and to gauge the effectiveness of the program relative to its purposes.

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 - Incomplete: Clarify budget - Planning 120k, Interagency coord. 260k, Report 65k.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$1,300,000 $700,000 $700,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal is to build a new facility for collecting and raising new broodstock (a small-scale production initiative), but it does not give adequate justification of the need for this activity. The proposal does not adequately describe or justify the methods to be used, though it states that NATURE’s technology will be used and evaluated. Likely effectiveness of supplementation is not well addressed, though the five-generation supplementation timeframe is consistent with RASP guidelines.

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 (Nez Perce Tribe - Lapwai) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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