Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20023

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 Hanford Reach Steelhead Stock Investigation
BPA Project Proposal Number 20023
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) WDFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Keith Wolf, Fish Program Manager
Mailing Address 1701 S 24th Ave
City, State, Zip Yakima, WA 98902
Phone 5094579330
Fax 5095752474
E-mail wolfksw@dfw.wa.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description In 1998 a large number of concentrated spawning redds were observed in the Hanford Reach. These redds were observed during a time when only O. mykiss (Steelhead) typically spawn. This project intends to focus on species identification, stock delineation
Target Species Onchorynchus mykiss - Anadromous life history form.


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: 3.1B.11, 4.1A, 7.01B1, 701.C1,7.01C4, 7.1A1, 7.1B.1, 7.1C3, 7.1C4, 7.1D, 7.1H1,7.4C1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Upper Columbia River Steelhead No. (Unavailable at this time) May also be dependent upon verification of stock origin(Mid Columbia Steelhead [proposed]; Snake River]). Biological Opion(s) would also apply if stock is listed is February 1999 and stock found to be genetically related. Upper Columbia River Section 10 permit No. 1094
Other Planning Document References The Northwest Power Planning Councils Fish and Wildlife Program (including 1995 amendments);The Columbia River Fish Management Plan (renegotiation in process); Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi-Wa-Kish Wit (The Tribal Recover Plan); Wild Salmonid Policy; The Endandered Species Act; The National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion(s) for upper Columbia River Steelhead; The National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion(s) for Lower Columbia River Steelhead; The National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion(s) for mid Columbia River Steelhead(proposed); The National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion(s) for Snake River listed fall/spring/summer chinook; The Yakima Klickitat Fisheries Project; The Hanford Reach Juvenile Standing Study; The Mid-Columbia Habitat Conservation Plan


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
20510 Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project (95061) Yes
9701400 Hanford Reach Juvenile Stranding Study Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Development of protocol and experimental design. Conduct aerial redd count surveys. Conduct in-river redd monitoring. a. Develop multi-year plan to establish stock delineation, sampling methods, statistical analysis and management response. Aerial surveys. In-river redd monitoring.
2. Development of methodology a. Develop methods to detect and mark redds.
3. Development of method a. Develop method to locate redds and extent of spawning distribution, spawn timing and life-history patterns.
4. Development of methodology` a. Develop methods to extract and analyze genetic material (DNA).
5. Implementation of methodology a. Extract and analyze genetic material
6. Verification of species a. Verify Onchorynchus mykiss the spawning species
7. Discriminate habitat preferences and utilization a. Identify habitat preferences, condition and utilization patterns.
8. Assess habitat condition a. Assess limiting or contributing factors for stock condition and status
9. Verification of stock` a. Establish progenitor stock(s)
10. Enable active fisheries management a. Produce GIS spawning distribution layer
11. Enable active fisheries management a. Initiate stock status and trend analysis
12. Enable active fisheries management a. Monitor stock status and trend analysis. Develop and implement fisheries management, including risk and limiting factor analysis.
13. Implement active fisheries management a. Establish escapement goals, production level (if applicable), and harvest allocation
14. Coordinate ESA activities a. Compliance with applicable ESA requirements

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 11/01/99 05/01/00 Development of peer reviewed experimental design and conduct aerial redd counts in Hanford Reach and locate in-river Implementation of experimental design. Collection of data. 5.0%
2 11/01/99 06/01/00 Marking and relocation of redds before loss of visual detect ability Marking and relocation of actual redds 5.0%
3 11/01/99 06/01/99 Utilize objectives 1 and 2 to determine extent and range of actual redd development and spawning of alleged stock Baseline data development of spawning distribution 10.0%
4 12/01/99 04/01/00 Develop methodology to extract eggs from redds at the eyed-egg stage for archival and DNA analysis. Statistical power analysis development Methodology to obtain baseline data development of genetic lineage for this stock 5.0%
5 04/01/00 06/01/00 Extract sufficient number of eggs from sufficient number of redds at the eyed-egg stage for archival and DNA analysis Obtain baseline data development of genetic lineage for this stock 25.0%
6 04/01/00 11/01/00 Collection of genetic material sufficient to verify species as O. mykiss Verification of O. mykiss spawning in Hanford Reach 5.0%
7 04/01/00 06/04/98 Develop methodology to determine habitat preferences, condition and utilization patterns Assessment of habitat preferences, condition and utilization patterns to develop management options and identify limiting factors 5.0%
8 04/01/00 06/04/98 Establish limiting factors for stock through habitat preference, condition and utilization patterns Known limiting factors for stock, habitat preference, condition and utilization patterns 5.0%
9 04/01/00 10/04/98 Comparisons of genetic materials to known steelhead stocks Establishment of genetic stock lineage 10.0%
10 04/01/00 10/04/98 Collect data on spawning distribution and range for this stock GIS layer for spawning distribution and range 10.0%
11 04/01/00 10/04/98 Collect data on redd counts, survival rates and adult returns Initiate stock status and trend analysis 10.0%
12 04/03/98 10/04/98 Collect data on redd counts, survival rates and adult returns Monitor, update and verify stock status. 0.0%
13 04/02/98 10/04/98 Collect data on redd counts, survival rates and adult returns Establish escapement goals, reach productivity and harvest allocation. 0.0%
04/02/98 10/04/98 Collect data on redd counts, survival rates and adult returns Monitor applicability of escapement goals, harvest levels 0.0%
15 04/02/98 10/04/98 Collect data on redd counts, survival rates and adult returns Compliance with applicable ESA requirements 0.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 1- Project Supervisor (PM @1.5 mo.); 1 Principle Investigator ( bio 4 @3.0 mo.); 3 Tech Temp (21-sta $ 72,235
Fringe Retirement only (other incl. above) $ 3,285
Supplies Postage, copies, telephone and fax, printing, photography/processing $ 1,900
Operating OM of sampling materials, boats, $ 800
Capital Office space rental @ 150/mo. (3 FTE’s x 2.17 months) $ 975
Construction Engineering of redd marking methods and temp SCUBA sampling platform (in-river) $ 300
PIT tags 62 (Blank pit) (BPA to purchase) $ 180
Travel 2 personnel x 10 days/year (per diem) $ 2,500
Indirect WDFW Administrative overhead @ .20 $ 15,370
Other Genetic sampling @ 75.00 sample $ 4,725
Subcontractor SCUBA sampling of redds/season (1,500/day @ 3 days per year), aerial survey $ 4,500
Total Itemized Budget $106,770


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $106,770
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $106,770
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
Battelle Northwest Aerial survey $ 1,000 unknown
WDFW Data analysis, baseline genetic collection and analysis of Snake and Upper Columbia River steelhead stocks $ 2,700 unknown
Yakama Indian Nation/WDFW (YKFP) Baseline genetic collection and analysis of Yakima stocks $ 675 unknown
Other Col. Tribes (Umatilla, Warm Springs, Nez Perce) Baseline genetic collection and analysis of other stocks $ 675 unknown
CRITFC Review of genetic profile $ 1,900 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003
All Phases $ 98,820 $ 89,681 $ 83,850
Total Outyear Budgets $ 98,820 $ 89,681 $ 83,850
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: FY 99 work cannot be initiated under BPA funding. FY 00-03 constraints will be established by funding and availability of staff resources, cost-sharing and unforseen environmental conditions.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Duauble, Dennis 1998 Battelle Northwest Laboratories - pers. comm No
Dauble et,. al. 1998 Battelle Northwest Laboratories. Aerial observations of Hanford Reach No
The Northwest Power Planning Council Fish and Wildlife Program (including 1995 amendments). Yes
NMFS 1998 Upper Columbia River Steelhead Biological Opinion-1998. Yes
The Spirit of the Salmon (Tribal Recovery Plan) Yes
Columbia River Fish Management Plan , 1985 (currently renegotiating, 1998-99). Yes
Endangered Species Act-1976 Yes
The Artificial Production Review, NPPC 1998 - Draft Yes
Wild Salmonid Policy-WDFW, 1998 Yes


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

We intend to focus on species identification, stock delineation and stock status and monitoring of a scientifically derived number of salmonid redds appearing intermittently in the Hanford Reach since 1962. In 1998 a large number (64) of localized concentration of redds were observed in the Hanford Reach area near Locke Island (100 F area, White Bluffs) in 1998. This high level of localized spawning compels the basin to initiate a directed program to identify this possible “founder population.” These redds were observed during a time when only Onchoryhchus. mykiss (anadromous life history form/Summer Steelhead) typically spawn and at a time when no other salmonid species are know to spawn in the Hanford Reach. Collections of genetic material from redds marked and located within the spawning population will be compared with other baseline genetic information on Columbia River stocks to determine 1. Speciation, 2. Stock origin, and, 3. Stock status. Development of appropriate fishery management actions are inextricably dependent upon completion of these abstract objectives.


Reviews and Recommendations

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