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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 Evaluate Status of Pacific Lamprey in Clearwater River Drainage, Idaho
BPA Project Proposal Number 20019
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Business acronym (if appropriate) IDFG

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Tim Cochnauer
Mailing Address 1540 Warner Ave
City, State, Zip Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone 2087995010
Fax 2087995012
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
Short Description Determine the status and life history of Pacific lamprey in the Clearwater River drainage, Idaho, with emphasis in the South Fork Clearwater drainage.
Target Species Pacific lamprey

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: 7.5F
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References Idaho Department of Fish and Game Fish Management Plan, 1996-2000; Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority Multi-year Implementation Plan; Nez Perce National Forest South Fork Clearwater River Landscape Assessment, 1998

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
9402600 Pacific Lamprey Research and Restoration Provides lower Columbia Basin Life history information, methodology; lead for the Lamprey Technical Workgroup; analyzes genetic samples provided by Idaho. No
8909800 Idaho Supplementation Studies Collects ammocetes in traps No
9107300 Idaho Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation Provides incidental observations No
8332300 Smolt Monitoring at the Head of Lower Granite Reservoir and L. Granite Dam Collects ammocetes in traps. No
9801003 Monitor and Evaluate the Spawning Distribution of Snake River Fall Chinook Provides locations of radio-tagged lamprey No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Understand life history characteristics of ammocoetes, macrothalmia and adult Pacific lamprey in the Clearwater Basin. a. Determine age and size of outmigrants by collecting and measuring ammocoetes at downstream traps. Subsample to collect statoliths for aging and determine larval stage.
1. b. Determine outmigration timing and strength by collecting ammocoetes and macrothalmia with rotary screen traps at two locations in the S.F. Clearwater River.
1. c. Determine age class distribution and density of ammocoetes, and estimate population size by electroshocking rearing habitat. Mark with Coded Wire Tags and photonic marks for later identification at traps, stream sites and downstream facilities.
1. d. Determine length and age at transformation by rearing subsample of ammocoetes at Columbia River Research Laboratory.
1. e. Determine adult spawning migration timing by radio-tagging individuals captured at Lower Granite Dam.
1. f. Determine adult spawning period by monitoring radio-tagged individuals and conducting redd surveys. Collect carcasses to identify sex and age.
1. g. Determine number and time of arrival of ammocoetes to mainstem dams by Coded Wire Tag detections.
2. Determine habitat requirements of juvenile and adult lamprey in the Clearwater Basin. a. Identify adult pre-spawning and spawning habitat (water velocity, water depth, substrate, cover, temperature) by monitoring radio-tagged lamprey.
2. b. Identify juvenile habitat (water velocity, water depth, substrate, cover, temperature) by electroshocking stratified sites.
3. Determine distribution of juveniles and adults in S.F. Clearwater River drainage a. Collect all life history phases through trapping and electroshocking, and monitor radio-tagged lamprey.
3. b. Construct GIS overlay using GPS coordinates obtained at collection and observation sites for all life history phases
4. Develop and implement strategies to minimize impacts to critical habitat and restore degraded habitat in the Clearwater Basin. a. Work with land management agencies (USFS, BLM) to minimize impacts to lamprey critical habitat.
4. b. Develop and implement restoration plans to improve and increase critical lamprey habitat within the Clearwater Watershed. Coordinate and cooperate with other agencies and watershed work groups.
4. . Develop and implement restoration plans to improve and increase critical lamprey habitat within the Clearwater Watershed. Coordinate and cooperate with other agencies and watershed work groups.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/03 Radio tag and monitor 20 adult lamprey annually 33.0%
2 10/01/99 09/01/03 Monitor radio tagged adults and collect 300 juveniles annually. 33.0%
3 10/01/99 09/01/03 Map all observed lamprey locations and develop GIS overlays for different life history phases. 33.0%
4 10/01/03 09/01/04 Develop restoration plans  

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Fish Technician and Biological Aide $ 36,904
Fringe @36.5% $ 13,470
Supplies Nets, chemicals, waders, radio tags (20), etc. $ 11,000
Operating Vehicle rental, per diem $ 10,600
Capital Rotary screen trap, CWT scanner $ 22,300
Travel $ 2,200
Indirect @22.3% $ 17,565
Subcontractor University of Idaho $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $119,039

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $119,039
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $119,039
FY 2000 forecast from 1999 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
IDFG Administration, supervision, additional field assistance $ 16,500 unknown
Univ of ID Graduate program, radio-tagging and monitoring assistance $ 2,000 unknown
USFWS Radio-tag monitoring assistance $ 5,000 unknown
USGS Raise ammocoetes to transformation $ 3,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $124,300 $130,200 $126,200 $ 96,300
Total Outyear Budgets $124,300 $130,200 $126,200 $ 96,300

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bergstedt, R.A., W.D. Swink, and J.G. Seeyle. 1993. Evaluation of two locations for coded wire tags in larval and small parasitic phase sea lampreys. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 13:609-612. No
Close D.A., M. Fitzpatrick, H. Li, B. Parker, G. James. 1995. Status Report of the Pacific Lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) in the Columbia River Basin. Project No. 94-026 prepared for BPA. Portland, OR. No
Conservation Data Center. 1997. Species with Special Status in Idaho. Fourth edition. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise, Idaho. 20 p. No
Hawkins, C.P. and 10 coauthors. 1993. A hierarchical approach to classifying stream habitat features. Fisheries 18(6):3-12. No
Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 1996. Fisheries Management Plan, 1996-2000. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise, Idaho. 273 p. No
Jackson, A.D., D.R.Hatch, B.L.Parker, D.A.Close, M.S. Fitzpatrick and H. Li. 1998. Pacific Lamprey Research and Restoration. Annual Report 1997. DOE/BP-39067-3. No
Nez Perce National Forest. 1998. South Fork Clearwater River Landscape Assessment. USDA Forest Service. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1994, amended 1995. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. As amended in 1995. Portland, Oregon. No
Pajos, T.A. and J.G. Weise. 1994. Estimating populations of larval sea lamprey with electrofishing methods. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 14:580-587. No
Platts, W.S., W.F. Megahan, and G.W. Minshall. 1983. Methods for evaluating stream, riparian and biotic conditions. U.S. Forest Service General Technical Report INT-221. No
Richards, J.E., R.J. Beamish and F.W.H. Beamish. 1982. Descriptions and keys for ammocoetes of lamprey from British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 39:1484-1495. No
Roper, B. and D.L. Scharnecchia. 1996. A comparison of trap efficiencies for wild and hatchery age-0 chinook salmon. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 16:214-217. No
Simpson J. and R.L. Wallace. 1978. Fishes of Idaho. The University Press of Idaho. Moscow, ID. No
Summerfeldt, R.C. and L.S. Smith. 1990. Anesthesia, surgery and related techniques. Pages 213-272 in C.B. Schreck and P.B. Moyle, editors. Methods for Fish Biology. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. No
Volk, E.C. 1986. Use of calcareous elements (statoliths) to determine age of sea lamprey ammocoetes (Petromyzon marinus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 43:718-722. No
Wydowski, R.S. and R.R. Whitney. 1979. Inland Fishes of Washington. University of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington. No

Section 7. Abstract


The Pacific lamprey Lampetra tridentatus is an anadromous fish species facing the same migratory hazards as other anadromous fish in Idaho. Problems with habitat and the Snake River and Columbia River migratory corridors are unquestionably impacting Idaho’s Pacific lamprey. Because Pacific lamprey are not recognized as a sport or game fish in Idaho, little attention has been given to the species, though they are considered endangered by the State of Idaho. While improving salmon and steelhead inriver passage will benefit passage for Pacific lamprey, maintaining critical freshwater habitat for spawning and juvenile rearing is just as important for their survival. The Fish and Wildlife Plan Measure 7.5F addresses the declining status of Pacific lamprey within its natural range and the need to provide funding for projects that will support a restoration effort. Currently, the farthest upstream that Pacific lamprey are being studied is the Walla Walla River in the Lower Mid-Columbia Basin. The proposed project will add to our knowledge of the Pacific lamprey’s life history and habitat requirements in the Lower Snake Subregion. Data collected will identify both juvenile and adult migratory behavior and timing, and describe habitat for multi-year freshwater juvenile rearing and adult spawning. Measuring habitat parameters such as water depth and velocity, substrate, cover and temperature at collection or observation sites will help describe preferred habitats. Collecting migratory juveniles by rotary traps will provide information on size and age of larvae and timing of movement out of Idaho. Radio-tagged adults will provide information on upstream migrational timing, prespawning habitat locations and needs, spawning periodicity, locations and necessary habitat. Preserving Pacific lamprey populations in Idaho depends on understanding habitat needs and protecting that critical habitat during this time of problems with the Snake and Columbia rivers migratory corridors.

Reviews and Recommendations

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