Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20025

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 Deschutes River Stray Summer Steelhead Assessment
BPA Project Proposal Number 20025
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Tony Nigro
Mailing Address P.O. Box 59
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97207
Phone 5038725252
Fax 5038725632
E-mail Tony.Nigro@state.or.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description Review available information to determine the magnitude and cause of stray summer steelhead entering the Deschutes River, Oregon, and identify potential solutions.
Target Species Summer Steelhead


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: Measures 5.0F and 5.8A (1994 FWP), NPPC indicated that there was monitoring needed to support the scientific basis for smolt transportation. NPPC also indicated that the relationship between Columbia River flows, velocity, transportation, and smolt [to a
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References CRITFC. 1996. WY-KAN-USH-MI WA-KISH-WIT ODFW. 1997. Lower Deschutes River Subbasin Fish Management Plan. Entire 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
8903500 Umatilla Hatchery O&M One potential source of stray fish No
8805302 Grande Ronde Satellite Facilities One potential source of stray fish No
8805301 Northeast Oregon Outplanting Facilities One potential source of stray fish No
Comprehensive Review of Columbia Basin Artificial Production Could help identify cause of stray problem. No
20511 Deschutes River Umbrella Proposal Yes
9404200 Trout Creek Habitat Restoration Project Yes
9303000 Buck Hollow Watershed Restoration Project Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Assess the magnitude of straying summer steelhead into the Deschutes River. a. Estimate the numbers and proportion of hatchery strays, Deschutes hatchery, and wild steelhead in the Deschutes River.
1. b. Determine the origin of hatchery strays in the Deschutes River.
1. c. Determine the stray rate for all Columbia River Basin hatchery summer steelhead stocks by brood and run year.
1. d. Summarize the summer steelhead stray rate information for all Columbia Basin fish hatcheries.
1. e. Determine spatial and temporal distribution and dropout characteristics of stray steelhead in the Deschutes River.
2. Determine the causes of adult summer steelhead straying into the Deschutes River. a. Determine the relationship between stray rate and widespread stock differences.
2. b. Determine the relationship between stray rate and hatchery practices and experimental treatments.
2. c. Determine the relationship between stray rate and juvenile migration.
2. d. Determine the relationship between stray rate and juvenile fish transportation.
2. e. Determine the relationship between stray rate and adult migration timing and migration conditions.
3. Report findings and the conclusions of the data analysis. a. Write a report summarizing the findings and conclusions on the magnitude and causes of adult steelhead straying into the Deschutes River.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/30/00 Determine magnitude of steelhead straying Summarizing report 40.0%
2 10/01/99 09/30/00 Determine cause of steelhead straying Summarizing report 40.0%
3 06/01/00 09/30/00 Prepare Final Project Report Final Report 20.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 30,221
Fringe $ 12,088
Supplies $ 2,010
Travel $ 3,900
Indirect @ 35.5% $ 17,118
Total Itemized Budget $ 65,337


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 65,337
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 65,337
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
BPA Stray Steelhead Assessment $ 65,337 unknown
ODFW Office space and equipment $ 10,000 unknown
ODFW Hatchery data retrieval $ 2,500 unknown
WDW Hatchery data retrieval $ 2,500 unknown
USFWS Hatchery data retrieval $ 2,500 unknown
IDFG Hatchery data retrieval $ 2,500 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Project startup will be dependent upon selection of a qualified/experienced project leader.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. October 21, 1997. Letter to NMFS concerning effects of stray steelhead on wild Deschutes River population. Portland, Oregon. Yes
ODFW. July 1997. Lower Deschutes River Subbasin Fish Management Plan. Portland, Oregon. Yes
ODFW. 1998. 1997 Mid-Columbia Fish District Annual Report. The Dalles, Oregon. Yes
ODFW. 1997. 1996 Mid-Columbia Fish District Annual Report. The Dalles, Oregon. Yes
ODFW. 1996. 1995 Mid-Columbia Fish District Annual Report. The Dalles, Oregon. Yes
ODFW. 1995. 1994 Mid-Columbia Fish District Annual Report. The Dalles, Oregon. Yes
ODFW. 1994. 1993 Mid-Columbia Fish District Annual Report. The Dalles, Oregon. Yes


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The average number of wild summer steelhead escaping to the Deschutes River has declined dramatically since the 1980's, prompting the proposed listing of the population as a threatened species by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Although a number of factors could potentially be contributing to this population decline, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) believes one possible cause could be the loss of reproductive capacity as a result of indigenous steelhead spawning with out-of-basin stray hatchery steelhead. Hatchery stray steelhead have dominated steelhead runs in the Deschutes River in recent years. In 1994 stray hatchery steelhead comprised 76% of the steelhead run monitored at Sherars Falls (river mile 43). Wild steelhead escapements to the Deschutes River have declined from 6,715 in 1984 to 1,719 in 1997 (Annual Reports, Mid-Columbia Fish District). It also appears possible that a portion of the “wild” escapement may also be stray fish. This project would compile and analize existing Columbia Basin summer steelhead data to determine the magnitude and cause of the straying problem in the Deschutes River.


Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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