Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20095

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 Evaluate Interactions of American Shad With Salmon in the Columbia River
BPA Project Proposal Number 20095
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division
Business acronym (if appropriate) USGS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Dennis W. Rondorf
Mailing Address 5501A Cook-Underwood Rd.
City, State, Zip Cook, WA 98605
Phone 5095382299
Fax 5095382843
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Analyze existing data to assess the potential interactions between the increasing abundance of American shad and declining numbers of salmon relative to competition, and the changing ecosystem of the Columbia River.
Target Species American shad, chinook salmon

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: 5.7 Reduce predation and competition, 5.7A.2 Explore the population ecology of shad..., 5.7B.9 Explore population ecology of shad... adverse interactions with salmonids.... 5.7B.11 ...reduce numbers of shad..., 6.1B.1 Evaluate effects of shad population..
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS BiOp 13.h. The BPA shall investigate the effects of the intensified competition for food resulting from the introduction of non-native species and production of hatchery fish in the Columbia River Basin
Other Planning Document References NMFS Recovery Plan 2.8.b.2 ...control fishes that prey on or compete with juvenile salmonids, 2.8.b.3 ...reduce American shad in the Columbia River Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wit section 5, hypotheses 9: Large numbers of shad also impede salmon passage through adult fishways. Columbia River Fish Management Plan, 1996 All-Species Review, Shad Management Issues: 1) competition between shad and juvenile salmonids for limited food and habitat resources. 2) noncompetitive, but stressful, interactions between shad and salmon, such as disease transmission or migration delay at dam fish passage facilities. 3) inaccurate counts of other concurrently migrating species. 4) contribution of shad to the forage base and ultimately the survival of predators of juvenile salmonids.

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

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Analyze existing data on the Columbia River American shad a. Conduct literature review and compile existing data on American shad in the Columbia River basin
1. b. Characterize adult American shad migration patterns using historical dam passage data
1. c. Determine spatial and temporal occurrence of juvenile American shad and juvenile fall chinook salmon using existing data
1. d. Determine the food habits of juvenile American shad and juvenile fall chinook salmon using existing data
2. Summarize potential methods to control the Columbia River American shad population a. Summarize harvest methods
2. b. Summarize potential control methods
2. c. Evaluate effects of shad biomass on salmon passage
3. Provide current information base on Columbia River American shad to fisheries managers a. Conduct workshop on Columbia River American shad
3. b. Publish proceedings of workshop as synthesis of information on Columbia River American shad

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/00 Technical report 50.0%
2 10/01/99 09/01/00 Technical report 30.0%
3 10/01/99 09/01/00 Workshop proceedings 20.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel USGS-BRD $ 34,905
Fringe $ 8,627
Supplies $ 600
Travel $ 400
Indirect overhead costs $ 22,622
Other Sponser workshop and print proceedings $ 15,000
Subcontractor USFWS $ 33,554
Subcontractor CRITFC $ 36,606
Total Itemized Budget $152,314

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $152,314
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $152,314
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

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: none

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Adams. S. M., and J. E. Breck. 1992. Bioenergetics In C. B. Shreck and P. B. Moyle (eds.), Methods for Fish Biology. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD. No
Chapman, D.W., A. Giorgi, M. Hill, A. Maule, S. McCutcheon, D. Park, W. Platts, K. Pratt, J. Seeb, L. Seeb, and F. Utter. 1991. Status of Snake River chinook salmon. Prepared for PNUCC by Chapman Consultants, Inc., Boise, ID. No
Columbia River Fish Management Plan, All Species Review, 1996 No
Crecco, V., and M. Blake. 1983. Feeding ecology of coexisting larvae of American shad and blueback herring in the Connecticut River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 112:498-507. No
Dirkin, J.T., S.J. Lipovsky, and R.J. McConnell. 1979 (Jan.). Biological impact of a lowline disposal project near Pillar Rock in the Columbia River Estuary. Final report of research submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District. No
Kaczynaki, V.W. and J.F. Palmisano. 1993. Oregon’s wild salmon and steelhead trout: A review of the impact of management and environmental factors responsible for the decline and lack of recovery of Oregon’s wild anadromous salmonids, dated 04/93. No
McCabe, G.T., Jr., W.D. Muir, R.L. Emmett, and J.T. Durkin. 1983. Interrelationships between juvenile salmonids and nonsalmonid fish in the Columbia River estuary. Fishery Bulletin: 81:(4)815-826. No
Monk, B., D. Weaver, C. Thompson, and F. Ossiander. 1989. Effects of flow and weir design on the passage behavior of American shad and salmonids in an experimental fish ladder. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 9:60-67. No
Poff, N.L., J.D. Allan, M.B. Bain, J.R. Karr, K.L. Prestegaard, B.D. Richter, R.E. Sparks, and J.C. Stromberg. 1997. The natural flow regime: a paradigm for river conservation and restoration. BioScience 47(11):769-784. No
Quinn, T., and D. Adams. 1996. Environmental changes affecting the migratory timing of American shad and sockeye salmon. Ecology 77:1151-1162. No
Rondorf, D., G. Gray, and R. Fairley. 1990. Feeding ecology of subyearling chinook salmon in riverine and reservoir habitats of the Columbia River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 119:16-24. No
Scott, W.B., and E.J. Crossman. 1973. Freshwater fishes of Canada. Bull. Fish. Res. Board Can. 184. 966 pp. No
Stanford, J.A. , J.V. Ward, W.J. Liss, C.A. Frissell, R.N. Williams, J.A. Lichatowich and C.C. Coutant. 1996. A general protocol for restoration of regulated rivers. Regulated Rivers: Research and Management 12:391-413. No
Williams, R.N. and eleven coauthors. 1996. Return to the river: restoration of salmonid fishes in the Columbia River ecosystem. Portland (OR): Northwest Power Planning Council. No

Section 7. Abstract


The increasing abundance of American shad in the Columbia River Basin has prompted concerns about their potential impacts on dwindling salmon populations. Managers do not know if recent large increases in American shad contribute to declines in fall chinook salmon, or are a response to a changing ecosystem. This study addresses the lack of information on American shad recognized in the NPPC’s Fish and Wildlife Program, the NMFS’s Biological Opinion and Proposed Recovery Plan, and the Columbia River Fish Management Plan. Our objectives are to analyze existing data on the Columbia River American shad, summarize potential methods to control the Columbia River American shad, and provide the current information base on Columbia River American shad to fisheries managers.

Reviews and Recommendations

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