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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 Engineered Anadromous Salmonid Habitat
BPA Project Proposal Number 20075
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
University of Idaho
Business acronym (if appropriate) UI

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Ernest L. Brannon
Mailing Address Aquaculture Research Institute, U of I
City, State, Zip Moscow, ID 83844-2260
Phone 2088855830
Fax 2088855968
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Cascade
Subbasin Columbia Upper Middle
Short Description Construct an engineered stream channel at the USFWS Winthrop NFH as a new concept in natural-type chinook salmon and steelhead production supplementation.
Target Species Chinook salmon and steelhead 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: 4.1, 7.2, 7.2C, 7.2D, and 7.4
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: ESA, Section 7 NMFS Biological Opinion on 1995-1998 Hatchery Operations in the Columbia River Basin, Consultation
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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
Grand Coulee Fish Maintenance Supplementation No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Engineered stream development a. Survey site
1. b. Develop model stream specifications
1. c. Construct engineered stream
2. Monitor performance of stream a. Assess survival and perforrmance of incubation and rearing steelhead

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/00 Incubation readiness Engineered stream complete 95.0%
2 01/01/00 09/01/00 Emergence and rearing Smoltification 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Ph.D. Research Assist. 12 mo Sr. Research Tech. 1 mo $ 15,332
Fringe Research Tech @34.5% $ 900
Supplies Channel inlet/outlet screens $ 3,000
Construction Gravel, woody debris, rock, riparian vegetation, concrete $ 16,000
Travel $ 7,260
Indirect Off campus rate 25.8% $ 12,408
Subcontractor Kinsel, WSU - engineered habitat $ 5,602
Total Itemized Budget $ 60,502

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 60,502
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 60,502
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
UI E.L. Brannon $ 20,631 unknown
USFWS G. Pratschner $ 10,000 unknown
USFWS Technician $ 4,000 unknown
USFWS Backhoe use $ 8,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None anticipated

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Brannon, E.L. 1995. Chinook salmon and steelhead smolt migraiton. SOAC report to Bureau of Reclamation, Yakima, WA. pp 23. No
Bjornn, T.C. and D.W. Reiser. 1991. Habitat requirements of salmonids in streams. Pages 83-138 in W.R. Meehan, editor. Influences of forest and rangeland mangement on salmonid fishes and their habitats. American Fisheries Society, Special Pub. No
Chapman, D. W. and T.C. Bjornn. 1969. Distribution of salmonids in streams, with special reference to food and feeding. Pages 153-176 in Symposium on salmon and trout streams, 1968. Institute of Fisheries, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. No
Dauble, D.D. 1998. Habitat requirements of Columbia River salmonids: what’s missing? Pages 109-113 in E. Brannon and W. Kinsel editors. Proceedings of Columbia river Anadromous rehabilitation and Passage Symposium. Aquaculture Research Institute, UI. No

Section 7. Abstract


Development of an engineered stream is proposed as a new concept in hatchery supplementation. In collaboration with the USFWS, research on engineered streams is proposed by UI/WSU as a long-range ecosystem alternative to hatcheries for supplemention of weak or failing salmonid populations. The objectives are to provide the viability of natural-type engineered streams for chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and steelhead (O. mykiss) production that match wild smolt quality and to monitor performance as a demonstration project for the new hatchery concept. The project is relevant to concerns about mitigation, anadromous species supplementation, hatchery problems in domestication and diversity, and habitat improvement. The approach is to develop the stream channel with engineering specifications based on biological and ecosystem criteria, and develop rearing strategies to optimize production, while maintaining genetic specificity, diversity, and natural smolt quality. The demonstration site selected is the water supply diversion of the USFWS Winthrop NFH where a basic stream channel, flow control structures, dikes and monitoring capability are already in place. Expected results will be a supplementation tool that markedly improves survivability of enhanced chinook stocks. Post-study monitoring will be accomplished by USFWS assessment of smolt quality, emigration success, and marked adult return success compared to standard hatchery production.

Reviews and Recommendations

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