Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199703000

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 Monitor Listed Stock Adult Chinook Salmon Escapement
BPA Project Proposal Number 199703000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Dave Faurot
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 Monitor abundance-based adult salmon spawner information over time, with a passive temporary facility using underwater time-lapse video technology.
Target Species Spring/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. Coordinate the listed stock chinook salmon escapement monitoring project with state and federal management agencies in the Snake River basin. . Tasks not measurable
2. Coordinate the escapement monitoring evaluation study with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). a. Provide annual reports to NMFS which summarize project activities relating to chinook salmon populations listed under the ESA.
3. Determine the abundance and timing of migration of adult chinook salmon into the Secesh River and Lake Creek drainage. a. Install the temporary fish counting structures and underwater video in early-June to early-July as water discharge and water velocity criteria allow
. b. Operate and maintain the fish counting station on a daily basis to ensure safe and accurate operation of the facility.
. c. Implement the monitoring and evaluation plan for the fish counting station to ensure that adult salmon do not reject the structure and that fish passage is not impeded.
. d. Determine timing of adult spawner migration into the Secesh River and Lake Creek systems.
. e. Accurately determine the adult salmon escapement into the Secesh River and Lake Creek drainages. Determine if and estimate the number of hatchery strays into the system.
. f. Compare the fish counting station escapement number with intensive and index area redd count technique estimated numbers and compare the relative accuracy of each method over time.
. g. Compare the adult spawner migration into the Secesh River and Lake Creek with stream discharge and water temperature and examine correlations between these variables over time.
. h. Investigate the use of underwater video in taking morphometric measurements of adult salmon migrating into the Secesh River and Lake Creek.
. I. Remove the fish counting stations by mid September or after the adult spawner migration is finished.
4. Transfer of Technology. a. Prepare and provide annual reports summarizing all activities associated with the adult chinook salmon escapement monitoring project.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/97 10/01/04 5.0%
2 03/01/97 12/01/04 5.0%
3 06/01/97 04/01/05 60.0%
4 09/01/97 04/01/05 30.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 80,000
Fringe $ 18,000
Supplies $ 6,000
Operating $ 8,000
Capital $ 5,000
Travel $ 8,000
Indirect $ 34,000
Subcontractor $ 1,000
Total Itemized Budget $160,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $160,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $160,000
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 $160,000 $162,000 $162,000 $164,000
Total Outyear Budgets $160,000 $162,000 $162,000 $164,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Extreme high or low spring runoff could affect the dates of installation of the fish counting stations. Delay in the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with the USFS could affect the installation dates and sites of the fish counting stations.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


This project is designed to accurately determine the abundance and migratory timing of adult chinook salmon into the Secesh River and Lake Creek using underwater time-lapse video photography. The information gathered with this technology would be compared to redd count survey data to determine the relative accuracy and cost of each method. Underwater time-lapse video photography is a passive methodology that does not trap, hold or handle this ESA listed species. These streams have never been supplemented and the fish are considered to be wild and naturally spawning populations. The NPPC Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program directs programs and management to maintain the genetic life history and morphological characteristics, and to conduct projects to determine population status, life history and other data on wild and naturally spawning populations. The Secesh River is a control population under the Idaho Salmon Supplementation study. Adult escapement information would aid this project in calculation of adult escapement to smolt production and smolt to adult escapement information. Escapement activities are coordinated with state and federal management agencies and ESA species monitoring is coordinated with NMFS. Escapement monitoring using underwater time-lapse video photography is a relatively new application of this technology. This methodology has the potential to provide more consistent and accurate information with less monetary and personnel expenditure. Accurate adult escapement information would allow managers to determine if recovery actions were recovering these unsupplemented populations.

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: Methods for Tasks 3d and 3e - CRITFC's video editing system needs to be tested in this setting before being applied in production tape editing.

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Incomplete: Please add budget details. Report 50k?, Is the Hydrogenerator the item(s) in Capital equip.?

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$160,000 $160,000 $162,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
There is a programmatic need for the information this proposal is to gather. The area to be monitored is a reference site against which supplementation can be gauged. The video technique appears adequate.

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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