Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20039

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

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Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Comparative Population Study: Naneum, Coleman, Cooke Creeks
BPA Project Proposal Number 20039
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington Trout
Business acronym (if appropriate) WT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Nick Gayeski
Mailing Address P.O. Box 402
City, State, Zip Duvall, WA 98019
Phone 4257881167
Fax 4257889634
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Measure/analyze resident trout population dynamics and measure/evaluate the effects of landscape/channel habitat dynamics on the dynamics of these populations in three subbasin tributaries of the upper Yakima R. subbasin.
Target Species Westslope cutthroat trout, brook trout, and redside trout.

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: 7.6, 7.6A, 7.6C, 7.1, 7.1I, 7.1B, 7.1E, 10.1, 10.2A1, 10.2C.
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): resident

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
YSIS study of juvenile chinook gut-contents, % stomach fullness Complementary; provides additional relevant data. No
YSIS salmon carcass "planting", nutrient-enrichment study Complementary; provides additional relevant data on resident fish populations/habitat/food web relations. No
Yakima Basin Reaches Studies: Dr. Jack Stanford, USBR Complementary; provides additional relevant data. Will engage in similar work on food web, habitat, and salmonid population dynamics in tributaries instead of mainstem. No
Yakima Basin Habitat-Fish Population Studies Yes
20039 Comparative Population Study: Naneum, Coleman, and Cooke Creeks. Yes
20006 Yakima Basin B-IBI Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Measure populations dynamics of local native and exotic resident salmonid populations in 3 streams. a. Annual census of resident pops. and conduct spawning surveys in each of 2 study reaches in each stream.
1. b. Annually assess age structureand growth rates each population.
1. c. Monitor fish movement and habitat use, within and across seasons/years.
2. Assess relation between catchment habitat conditions/dynamics and local benthic invert. and fish pop. dynamics a. Annually conduct Rosgen channel geometry surveys on each study reach.
2. b. Measure discharge each stream three times/yr.. Develop local rule curves.
2. c. Calculate each study catchment area; calculate annual precipitation and seasonal distribution.
2. d. Measure vertical hydraulic gradient in each reach three times/yr. and determine lateral extent of hyporheos.
2. e. Measure water and air temp. each reach year-round.
2. f. Sample benthos of each reach annually.
2. g. Enter all data into GIS database.
3. Compare population dynamics and delineate risk assessment factors for displacement of native westslope and redband by brook trout. a. Based on all of the data over several years, develop/evaluate population models and risk factor matrices.
3. f.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/00 10/01/00 Population, spanwing, benthic data Report 5/2001 0.0%
2 05/01/00 09/01/00 Hydraulic and channel geography measurements Report 5/2001 0.0%
1 05/01/00 03/01/01 Analysis of data; Development of GIS maps/database Report 5/2001 0.0%
2 05/01/00 03/01/01 analysis of data; development of GIS maps/databases. Report 5/2001  
3 11/01/00 03/01/01 Tentative hypotheses re-brook trout risk. Final at end of 5 years. Report 5/2001  
3 11/01/00 03/01/01 Tentative hypotheses re-brook trout risk. Final at end of 5 years. Report 5/2001  

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Field surveys, data analysis, GIS, report writing, project planning and coordination $ 11,400
Fringe Calculated at 25% on above total less sub-contracts (=15400) $ 2,850
Supplies $ 2,000
Operating Vechicle maintenance. $ 1,000
Capital Temperature loggers, piezometers, snorkelling equip. $ 9,150
Travel Mileage, food, lodging $ 3,375
Indirect 20% of total costs incl. sub-contracts $ 8,703
Other GIS data aquisition $ 4,000
Subcontractor Alan Johnson, Dr. John Orsborn, David Plume $ 9,740
Total Itemized Budget $ 52,218

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 52,218
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 52,218
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
Alan Johnson Donation Water Quality meter (temp, DO, cond., pH). $ 1,500 unknown
Dr. Morris Ubelaker GIS mapping, data aquisition $ 0 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $ 48,000 $ 49,000 $ 50,000 $ 52,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 48,000 $ 49,000 $ 50,000 $ 52,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Run-off will affect timing of spawning surveys in Naneum and Cooke Creeks.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
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Bayley, P.B. and H.W. Li. 1994. “Riverine Fishes”. In River Biota, selections from The Rivers Handbook (Petts, Geoffrey and Peter Calow, eds.) Blackwell Scientific. Pp. 92-123. No
3. Downs, C.C., R.G. White, and B.B. Shepard. 1997. “Age at Sexual Maturity, Sex Ratio, Fecundity, and Longevity of Isolated Headwater Populations of Westslope Cutthroat Trout”. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, Volume 17, Number 1, February No
4. Fausch, K.D., and M.K. Young. 1995. “Evolutionarily Significant Units and Movement of Resident Stream Fishes: A Cautionary Tale” In Nielsen (ed.), op.cit. pp. 360-371. No
5. Frissell, C.A., W.J. Liss, M.D. Hurley, and C.E. Warren. 1986. “A Hierarchical Framework for Stream Habitat Classification: Viewing Streams in a Watershed Context.” Environmental Management 10: 199-214. No
6. Frissell, Christopher A., and David G. Lonzarich. 1996. “Habitat Use and Competition among Stream Fishes.” Chapter 23 in Methods in Stream Ecology. No
7. Gelwick, Frances P., and William J. Matthews. 1996. ”Trophic Relations of Stream Fishes”. Chapter 22 in Methods in Stream Ecology. No
8. Grossman, Gary D., Jennifer Hill, and J.Todd Petty. 1995. “Observations on Habitat Structure, Population Regulation, and Habitat Use with Respect to Evolutionarily Significant Units: A Landscape Perspective for Lotic Systems.” In Nielsen, Jennifer L. ( No
9. Helfman, Gene S. 1983. “Underwater Methods”. Chapter 19 in Fisheries Techniques. American Fisheries Society. No
10. Independent Scientific Review Panel. Document # 98-1. June 15, 1998. “Review of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program for Fiscal Year 1999 as Directed by the 1996 Amendment to the Northwest Power Act.” P. 15, 16. No
11. Karr, James R. 1998. “Salmonweb Biological Monitoring Protocol.” VHS tape available from salmonweb. Website address: No
12. Karr, James R., and Ellen W. Chu. 1997. “Biological Monitoring and Assessment: Using Multimetric Indexes Effectively.” EPA 235-R97-001. University of Washington, Seattle. No
13. Kocovsky, C. Gowan, K.D. Fausch, and S.C. Riley. 1997. “Spinal Injury Rates in Three Wild Trout Populations in Colorado after Eight Years of Backpack Electrofishing”. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, Volume 17, Number 2, May 1997. Pp. 3 No
14. Li, Hiram W. and Judith L. Li. 1996. “Fish Community Composition”. Chapter 18, in Methods of Stream Ecology (F.Richard Hauer and Gary A. Lamberti, eds.) Academic Press. No
15. Naiman, Robert, John J. Magnuson, Diane M. McKnight, and Jack A. Stanford. 1995. The Freshwater Imperative. Island Press. No
16. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, Volume 17, Number 4, November 1997. Special Section “Ecology and Management of Potomodromous Salmonids”. No
17. Schlosser, I.J. and P.L. Angermeier. 1995. “Spatial Variation in Demographic Processes of Lotic Fishes: Conceptual Models, Empirical Evidence, and Implications for Conservation.” In Nielsen (ed.), op.cit. pp. 392-402. No
18. Trotter, Patrick C. 1987. Cutthroat: Native Trout of the West. Colorado Associated University Press. No

Section 7. Abstract


A comparative study of physical habitat conditions and resident trout population dynamics would be undertaken on three closely-related second and third order streams draining the Colockum Hills and tributary to the Yakima River at Ellensburg. The three streams, Naneum, Coleman, and Cooke Creeks, appear to possess stable populations of native westslope cutthroat, introduced brook trout, and native redband trout, respectively, throughout their upper reaches which extend for lengths of 6 to 9 miles. The brook trout population appears to have recently displaced a previously existent population of westslope cutthroat. Two separate, but related, objectives would be addressed. First, to assess and better understand the dynamics of small, refuge populations of native resident trout (westslope and redband) in tributary sub-basins of the mid-Columbia and to better define the relationship between physical habitat and hydrological variables and these population dynamics. Second, to compare these dynamics and relationships across the three species to determine unique features of brook trout population dynamics which allow them to successfully invade and displace established native resident trout populations. A range of catchment-scale physical habitat data together with detailed channel measurements would be made and incorporated into a GIS system. Benthic invertebrate populations would be regularly measured. Resident trout populations would be regularly measured. An integrated analysis of within- and between-population response to changes in physical channel features, hydrologic variation, and benthic invertebrate population variation would be conducted as data accumulated over time. This is conceived as a long-term study, one of the sort which a BioDiversity Institute of the sort mentioned in section 7.1I of the FWP would undertake as a matter of course.

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