Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199701300

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 Operation & Maintenance For Upper Yakima River Supplementation Facility
BPA Project Proposal Number 199701300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Yakama Indian Nation
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 Yakima
Short Description To implement and test supplementation-based measures in order to increase natural production and harvest opportunities. Supplementation measures will be evaluated using a systematic, experimental program.
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: Biological Opinion for 1995 to 1998 Hatchery Operations in the Columbia River Basin (NMFS 1995a); Biological Assessment of 1997-2001 Hatchery Operations of the Proposed Cle Elum Hatchery, December 1995 (BPA 1995); NMFS concurrence letter dated 4/1/96.
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 Mngmt. Core Management/Admin. Support services for all YIN'sYKFP Tasks No
8811500 Yakima Hatchery Construction Final design/construction of needed acclimation facilities/wells for YFP 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
8812008 Fish Technician Field Activities Provides exxential technical support to fulfill the diverse needs of the YKFP i.e. M&E support, surveys, juvenile fac. operations, marking, etc No
8812005 Fish Passage Video Monitoring Monitors, at Prosser and Roza dams, the adult salmonids returning to Yakima Basin. The need for this keyM&E information is essential to YKP No
9706200 Objectives & Strategies for Yakima Represents the modeling process,for iterative planning for species consistent with the Regional Assessment of Supplementation Project. No
9603301 Yakima River Fall Chinook Suppl-O&M Essential for YKFP's all stock initiative for experimental purposes for supplementation No
9603302 Yakima River Coho Restoration-O&M Essential for YKFP's all stock initiative for experimental purposes for supplementation No
9506404 Policy/Tech Involvement/Planning-YKFP Supports the required co-manager process for the YKFP No
9506406 Monitoring of Supplementation Response Variables for 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 behavior of multi species within the Yakima Basin for the YKFP. Defines competitive/ecological interaction No
9105700 Yakima Phase 2 Screen Fabrication Vital to species control within basin for straying into irrigation diversions No
9200900 Yakima Screen-Phase II-O&M Vital to maintain screens for above purpose and effectiveness No
9107500 Yakima Phase 2 Screens-Construction Vital for control within basin for straying into irrigation diversions No
9503300 O&M of Yakima Fish Protection, Mitigation & Enhancement Facilities Vital to maintain screens for control of target species within basin from irrigation diversions. No
9704900 Teanaway Instream Flow Restoration Essential tributary enhancement vital to success of YKFP No
9603501 Satus Watershed Restoration Represents a positive factor for improving tributaries within Yakima ABasin; Vital for supplementation No
9506800 Klickitat/Habitat Preliminary Design Project YIN Klickitat, in its preliminary stages, is a vital part of YKFP for the implementation of supplementation. No
5512600 Upper Klickitat Meadows Riparian Restoration YIN Contributes to improving prime habitat which is vital for success of supplementation implementation No
5512700 Klickitat Basin Culvert Rehabilitation YIN Passage within tributaries is essential for natural restoration of species. No
5512800 Lower Klickitat Habitat Enhancaement Project, YIN Essential for improved reproduction of affected species. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Produce fish to meet production goals for the YKFP a. a. Furnish rearing, acclimate and release smolts from 1997 brood year adults b. Incubate and rear juveniles from 1998 brook year adults.
2. Continue to develop and test water supply issues at Cle Elum and acclimation sites. b. a. Monitor quantity and quality of well and stream water supplies to hatchery and acclimation sites. b. Monitor water temperature at all rearing and acclimation sites.
3. Monitor and develop personnel needs at central and acclimation facilities. c. a. Utilize personnel to operate central and acclimation facilities
4. Utilize and evaluate facilities and equipment to produce fish for experimental needs of YKFP d. a. Determine if facilities and equipment meet needs to produce quality fish for YKFP> b. Mark fish for identification for experimental evaluation.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 11/01/98 12/01/48 25.0%
2 11/01/98 12/01/48 35.0%
3 11/01/98 12/01/48 7.0%
4 11/01/98 12/01/48 33.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $296,403
Fringe $ 47,686
Supplies $102,294
Operating $366,572
Capital fish marking trailer-150,000 24ft travel trailers-3@11,500 Storage building 40,000 $224,500
Travel $ 8,500
Indirect $233,259
Subcontractor Fish Health USFWS; Ros-Elum Cleaning Services; Cle Elum Fire Dept.; Pudget Sound Energy $ 84,122
Other $ 93,960
Other $ 93,960
Other $ 93,960
Other $ 93,960
Total Itemized Budget $1,739,176

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,739,176
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,739,176
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 $1,530,161 $1,606,669 $1,687,002 $1,771,352
Total Outyear Budgets $1,530,161 $1,606,669 $1,687,002 $1,771,352

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Increase or decrease supply of adults for the facility

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


a. The operation and maintenance of the YKFP’s Cle Elum Research and Supplementation Facility (CERSF), including its three acclimation sites (to be constructed in the upper Yakima River Basin). 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. a. All activities conducted by the YKFP, including the operation and maintenance of the CERSF; are consistent with the NPPC’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (“Program”) Measure 7.4K.1. b. Supplementation is defined as utilizing artificial propagation in an attempt to maintain or increase natural production while maintaining long-term fitness for the target populations 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 to evaluate the relative survival and success of various release groups of supplementation fish and to compare their success with that of naturally produced fish. c. The expected outcome of the project is to have supplementation fish return adults in sufficient numbers, and to have a reproductive rate of success that will contribute to the enhancement of the natural populations. The first smolts will be release in 1999, and the majority of the adults will return in 2001 form that release. The project plans to evaluate several generations of releases to obtain a statistically significant result. d. 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 supplementing upper Yakima spring chinook. This structure ensures that strategies are implemented as intended, that experimental studies produce reliable results, and that risks associated with unresolved uncertainties re contained. The Project’s upper Yakima spring chinook monitoring plan addresses the following five monitoring categories: 1. Quality Control will monitor the performance of the facilities and their operator. 2. Product specification attributes will be monitored at the Cle Elum facility, the acclimation ponds, and the juvenile monitoring facilities to determine whether the fish produced by the project meet goals with respect to: fish health, morphology (size and shape); behavior; and survival. 3. Research monitoring activities will be designed to test the performance of two treatments of artificially reared fish (OCT vs SNT) and to compare their performance with naturally reared fish. Research monitoring would include measurements of performance in four main areas: - post release survival (survival from time of release until the fish return to spawn); - reproductive success (number of offspring produces per spawner); - long-term fitness (genetic diversity and long-term stock productivity); and - ecological interactions (population abundance and distribution, growth rates, carrying capacity, survival rates, transfer of disease, and gene flow). 4. Risk containment and 5. Monitoring of stock status. Details can be found in YKFP’s M & E project #9506300.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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