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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 Cedar Creek Natural Production and Watershed Monitoring Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 20109
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 Dan Rawding
Mailing Address 2108 Grand Blvd.
City, State, Zip Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone 3609066747
Fax 3609066776
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Columbia Lower
Short Description Estimate juvenile production and adult escapement for coho, cutthroat, steelhead, chinook, and possibly lamprey to support local watershed restoration projects and recovery of fish populations listed under the Endangered Species Act.
Target Species coho salmon, steelhead, sea-run cutthroat, chinook salmon, chum salmon, and pacific lamprey

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: 2.2A, 2.2C, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2, 4.3, 7.0C, 7.1A,C&F, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4A,B&F, 7.5C,D,E&F, 7.6, 8.1, 8.4
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Because ESA listings are new, NMFS biological opinions have not been developed for Lower Columbia River steelhead, chum and chinook salmon
Other Planning Document References State of Washington’s - Lower Columbia Steelhead Conservation Initiative and Statewide Salmon Strategy-Extinction is not an Option; National Marine Fisheries Service - Working guidance for comprehensive salmon restoration initiatives on the Pacific Coast; Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife - Wild Salmonid Policy; Lewis River Subbasin Plan; Independent Science Group - Return to the River

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
9600800 PATH-Participation by State and Tribal agencies Provide wild salmon and steelhead escapement, smolt production, freshwater and marine survival for below Bonneville populations No
9145 Evaluate the Status of Columbia River Sea-run Cutthroat Provide cutthroat scale and genetic samples No
9800100 Analytical Support-PATH & ESA Biological Opinions Provide wild salmon and steelhead escapement, smolt production, freshwater and marine survival for below Bonneville populations No
960400 Evaluate the feasibility and risk of coho salmon reintroduction in the Mid- Provides information on success/or failure of coho salmon rebuilding and potentially a wild donor stock No
9005200 Performance/Stock Productivity Impacts of Hatchery Supplementation Address coho supplementation to be compared with steelhead and chinook in 9005200 No
Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project Provides information on the success/or failure of Coho rebuilding and potentially a wild donor stock No
9104 Conduct baseline habitat and population dynamics studies on lamprey in Ceda Collect adult and juvenile lamprey data to support this project No
20543 Coded Wire Tag Program Yes
8906600 Annual Stock Assessment - Tagging Program (WDFW) Yes
8906900 Annual Stock Assessment - Tagging Program (ODFW) Yes
8906500 Annual Stock Assessment - Tagging Program (USFWS) Yes
8201300 Coded Wire Tag Recovery Program (PSMFC) Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Estimate the total number of chinook, coho, steelhead, sea-run cutthroat, and lamprey spawners in Cedar Creek a. install adult trap, check trap daily, enumerate fish, floy tag, paper punch for secondary mark, and release fish
1. b. conduct salmon carcass surveys to determine tag retention and the number of fish passing upstream but not using fish ladder
1. c. construct database, analyze, write report
2. Monitor the age structure, biological characteristics, and genetic diversity of fish populations a. remove scales from sampled fish and determine ages
2. b. obtain genetic samples and conduct analysis
3. Determine the stray rate of adult hatchery coho, chinook, cutthroat, and steelhead from Lewis River and Merwin Hatcheries and limit hatchery spawners to Wild Salmonid Policy guidelines a. enumerate adipose fin clipped and non-adipose fin clipped coho, steelhead, and cutthroat
3. b. since some hatchery coho are not adipose fin clipped, scan coho for presence of coded wire tags
3. c. sacrifice coded wire tagged hatchery fish to determine origin of strays
4. Determine smolt production estimates for steelhead, cutthroat, and coho, presmolt chinook production, and the feasibility for juvenile lamprey estimates a. install a screw trap at river mile 2, enumerate captured fish by species, mark and release a portion of trap catch, enumerate the number of recaptures
4. b. coded wire tag smolts and release downstream of trap
5. Determine key spawning and rearing areas within the basin based on a life cycle monitoring approach a. document redd locations during conducting carcass surveys
5. b. document adult holding locations during snorkel surveys
5. c. install juvenile traps at 3 locations in the watershed and monitor smolt and parr production
5. d. document potential chum spawning areas during redd & carcass surveys
6. Determine the freshwater survival (egg to presmolt/smolt) and marine survival (presmolt/smolt to adult) for cutthroat, steelhead, and coho, chinook and possibly lamprey. a. freshwater survival - estimate total escapement and smolt production from this brood
6. b. marine survival - estimate the wild adult return by smolt outmigration year

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/00 number of adult spawners 25.0%
2 10/01/00 age and genetic baseline for sampled spawners 3.0%
3 10/01/00 number and origin of hatchery spawners in Cedar Creek 2.0%
4 10/01/00 09/01/05 use trap efficiency to estimate smolt production and use back calculation to estimate 25.0%
5 10/01/00 09/01/03 redds by stream reach and parr and smolt estimate by trap site 40.0%
6 10/01/00 09/01/05 freshwater and marine survival by species 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 57,946
Fringe $ 19,702
Supplies $ 6,620
Operating $ 6,000
Capital $ 74,000
Travel $ 6,480
Indirect $ 18,651
Subcontractor USFWS $ 36,500
Total Itemized Budget $225,899

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $225,899
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $225,899
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
Fish First riparian fencing and planting $ 0 unknown
Clark County Conservation District riparian fencing and planting $ 0 unknown
Clark County culvert repair $ 0 unknown
WDFW personnel $ 0 unknown
USFWS equip supply & and personnel $ 0 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $223,200 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000
Total Outyear Budgets $223,200 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Assumptions are made that we will continue to have landowner access and support for surveys and juvenile trapping. NMFS will continue to issue permits for work.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bailey, N.T.J. 1951. On estimating the size of mobile populations from recapture. Biometrika 38:293-306. No
Efron, B. and R. Tibshiriani. 1986. Bootstrap methods for standard errors, confidence intervals, and other measures of statistical accuracy. Statistical Science 1:54-77 No
Hale, D., T Coley, and D Rawding. Cedar Creek salmonid investigation. Progress Report. No
ISG (Independent Science Group). 1996. Return to the River: Restoration of salmonid fishes in the Columbia River Ecosystem. No. 96-6. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, OR. No
Knudsen, E.E. Managing pacific salmon escapements: the gaps between theory and reality. U.S.Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division. Proceedings from the Sustainable Fisheries Conference. In press. Anchorage, AK No
Lestelle, L.C., L.E. Mobrand, J.A. Lichatowich, and T.S. Vogel. 1996. Applied ecosystem analysis--a primer, EDT:ecosystem diagnosis and treatment method. Project No. 9404600. Bonneville Power Administration. No
Marmorek, D.R. (Ed.), J.J. Anderson, L. Basham, D. Bouillon, T. Cooney, R. Dersio, P. Dygert, L. Garrett, A. Giorgi, O.P. Langness, D. Lee, C. McConnaha, I. Parnett, C.M. Paulsen, C. Peters, C.E. Petrosky, C. Pinney, H.A. Sch aller, C. Toole, E. Weber, P No
Murphy, M.L., J.F. Thedinga, and J.J. Pella. 1996. Bootstrap confidence intervals for trap efficiencies of migrating fish. National Marine Fisheries Service, Juneau, AK. No
National Marine Fisheries Service. 1996a. Coastal salmon conservation: working guidance for comprehensive salmon restoration initiatives on the Pacific coast. National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA. No
National Marine Fisheries Service. 1996b. Factors for decline: a supplement to the notice of determination for west coast steelhead under the Endangered Species Act. Environmental and Technical Services, Portland, OR. No
NPPC (Northwest Power Planning Council). 1994. The Columbia basin Fish and Wildlife Program. No. 94-55. Portland, OR. No
Seiler, D. and five co-authors. 1997. Wild salmon production and survival evaluation. Annual report No. RAD97-03. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, WA. No
State of Washington. 1998. Lower Columbia Steelhead Conservation Initiative. Draft. Olympia, WA. No
State of Washington. 1998. Statewide Strategy to Recover Salmon. Draft. Olympia, WA. No
Thedinga, J.F., S.W. Johnson, K.V. Koski, J.M. Lorenz, and M.L. Murphy. 1994. Determination of salmonid smolt yield with rotary screw traps in the Situk River, Alaska, to predict the effects of glacial flooding. North American Journal of Fisheries Mana No
Washington Department of Fisheries, Department of Wildlife, and Western Washington Treaty Indian Tribes. 1993. 1992 Washington State salmon and steelhead stock inventory. Olympia, WA. No
WDFW. 1995. Wild Salmonid Policy - draft environmental impact statement. Olmpia, WA. No
WDF and WDW. 1990. Lewis River Subbasin salmon and steelhead production plan. Columbia Basin System Planning, Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, OR. No

Section 7. Abstract


WDFW proposes natural production monitoring of chinook salmon, coho salmon, steelhead, sea-run cutthroat trout, and pacific lamprey populations in Cedar Creek to support ongoing habitat projects, preserve genetic diversity, and aid in recovery of declining wild stocks. Lower Columbia River steelhead have been listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Fall chinook and chum salmon are proposed for listing as threatened, and coho salmon are a candidate species under the ESA. NMFS has expressed concern over the recent decline in anadromous cutthroat and a proposed listing determination is scheduled for December 1998. Cedar Creek, a tributary to the North Fork Lewis River and within the Lower Columbia region is unique because it supports all of the fish species listed or likely to be listed and has an adult collection facility and a juvenile trap site to support accurate scientifically sound population estimates. The proposed natural production monitoring will permit objective evaluation of ongoing local (non-BPA funded) habitat restoration efforts. The life-cycle/key production area monitoring is the first step to complete a watershed assessment, which can be used to apply limited restoration funds to projects that will be the most successful. Adult trap operation maintains genetic diversity by limiting access of hatchery sea-run cutthroat trout and steelhead spawners to wild steelhead and cutthroat spawning areas in the upper basin. Further, operation of the trap will allow an evaluation of an ongoing supplementation project to recover coho salmon production in the basin. The information learned in the coho and steelhead recovery portion of this project will help managers address key uncertainties in reintroduction and recovery efforts both in the Lewis Basin and importantly, in ongoing work supported by state, federal, and tribal agencies above Bonneville dam.

Reviews and Recommendations

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