Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20127

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

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 Walla Walla River Basin Monitoring and Evaluation Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 20127
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) CTUIR
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Gary A. James
Mailing Address P.O. Box 638
City, State, Zip Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone 5412764109
Fax 5412764348
E-mail jaburke@uninet.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Walla Walla
 
Short Description
Target Species Summer Steelhead, Bull Trout, Spirng 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: 4.2A, 4.3C.1, 7.1A.2, 7.1C.3, 7.1C.4, 7.1D.2
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
Other Planning Document References Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit, Volume I, 5b-13 (CRITFC 1995) Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit, Volume II, pages 42-45, and 52-54 (CRITFC 1995) Walla Walla River Basin Restoration Master Plan (CTUIR 1998) Northeast Oregon Hatchery Project, Walla Walla Hatchery Program (CTUIR 1993)


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

Year Accomplishment
1998 M & E Plan - Through coordination with ODFW & WDFW, developed a M&E plan to address the urgent information needs first and move into secondary information needs in following years. Additional M&E objs to be added following spring chinook reintroduction e
1998 Temperature monitoring - Monitor water temperatures throughout the Walla Walla River Basin in coordination with other CTUIR, WDFW, ODFW and USFS projects. Water temperature data has been useful in estimating the suitability of stream reaches for salmonid


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
20138 Design and Construct NEOH Hatchery for Walla Walla Our project will measure the success of this project in terms of increased natural production No
20319 Walla Walla Fish Passage Operations Our project will measure the success of this project in terms of increased natural production No
9601100 Juvenile Fish Passage Improvements – Walla Walla River Our project will measures the success of project No. 9601100 in terms of increased natural production No
9601200 Adult Fish Passasge Improvements – Walla Walla River Our project will measure the success of project No 9601200 in terms of passage success (FY2001) and increased natural production No
9604601 Walla Walla Fish Habitat Enhancement Our project will measure the success of project No. 9604601 in terms of increased natural production No
9901100 Assess Fish Habitat & Salmonids in Washington (WDFW)(sub-proposal submitted was in umbrella table No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Monitor spawning activities of summer steelhead in the Walla Walla River Basin. a. Examine existing spawning survey data collected in the Walla Walla Basin
1. b. Develop index areas to monitor steelhead spawning
1. c. Document the number and location of redds, and examine carcasses in index areas and throughout the basin as conditions allow.
1. d. Estimate survival to spawning and total egg deposition
1. e. Collect and record length, sex, pre and post spawn mortality data, coded wire tags, marks, fin clips and scales from the carcasses examined.
1. f. Bag, label, freeze and deliver snouts (if any) to the appropriate research laboratories for analysis.
1. g. Digitize and summarize data, report findings, and discuss management implications
2. Estimate juvenile salmonid abundance and rearing densities in selected stream reaches in the Walla Walla River Basin. a. Electrofish selected stream reaches using block-nets and depletion methods to estimate salmonid densities and abundance in priority areas as defined by the Management Oversight Committee.
2. b. Digitize and summarize capture data, estimate densities and abundance, examine trends, report findings and discuss management implications.
3. Monitor stream temperatures in the Walla Walla River Basin in cooperation with other monitoring agencies a. Meet with other agencies to coordinate temperature-monitoring activities.
3. b. Deploy Vemco Minilog thermographs in April of 2000. Check status and function of thermographs in July
3. c. Retrieve thermographs in November. Download, summarize and graph data. Examine trends, report findings and discuss management implications.
4. Determine age and growth of bull trout and steelhead in the Walla Walla River Basin. a. Take scales from juvenile and adult steelhead during trapping, electrofishing and spawning surveys.
4. b. Mount and press adult scale samples. Place juvenile scales directly between labeled acetate sheets at the time of sampling.
4. c. Determine the proportion of unmarked adult salmon that are of hatchery and natural origin based on circuli counts from the scale focus to the first annuli.
4. d. Determine the years of freshwater and saltwater rearing of adult natural steelhead.
4. e. Digitize and summarize data, report findings and discuss management implications.
5. Improve and update the monitoring and evaluation strategies for the Walla Walla River Basin. Coordinate with the Management Oversight Committee to ensure an effective M&E program. a. Meet with administrators, managers and researchers to determine monitoring and evaluation needs.
5. b. Modify and develop the monitoring and evaluation program to meet identified needs.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 30.0%
2 03/01/99 11/01/10 30.0%
3 03/01/98 11/01/10 10.0%
4 03/01/99 10/01/10 20.0%
5 03/01/98 12/01/10 10.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 2 FTE $ 77,878
Fringe 29% $ 22,585
Supplies $ 9,200
Travel $ 7,450
Indirect 34% $ 39,818
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $156,931


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $156,931
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $156,931
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
CTUIR Summer Youth, Bio-Aids $ 14,400 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $203,000 $208,000 $213,000 $263,000
Total Outyear Budgets $203,000 $208,000 $213,000 $263,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: This is a long-term monitoring project. Scheduling changes would not affect the ongoing steelhead monitoring of wild steelhead. However, delays in implementing the Walla Walla Hatchery for steelhead supplementation and spring chinook reintroduction would delay related tasks for monitoing those programs under this project.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Black, E. C. 1953. Upper lethal temperatures of some British Columbia freshwater fishes, J. Fish. Res. Board of Canada 10(4):196-210 No
Brett, J. R. 1952. Temperature tolerance in young Pacific salmon, genus Oncorhynchus. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 9(6):265-323. No
Buchanan, David V., Mary L. Hanson, Robert M. Hooton, Status of Oregon’s Bull Trout. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Portland, OR 97207. No
Byrne, Alan; T. C. Bjornn, J. D. McIntyre. 1992. Modeling the response of native steelhead to hatchery supplementation programs in an Idaho River. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 12:62-78. No
CRITFIC, 1995. Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit, Spirit of the Salmon, The Columbia River Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakima Tribes, vols I & II. Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Portland, Oregon No
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). 1994. Umatilla Basin natural production monitoring and evaluation project. Draft Annual Report 1992-1993. DOE/BP-75347-1, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland Oregon. No
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). 1998. Walla Walla Rive Basin Fisheries Restoration Master Plan - Draft. CTUIR, P.O. Box 638, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. No
Contor, C. R., E. Hoverson, P. Kissner. 1995. Umatilla Basin natural production monitoring and evaluation project. Annual Report 1993-1994. DOE/BP-75349-1, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland Oregon. No
Contor, C. R., E. Hoverson, P. Kissner, J. Volkman. 1996. Umatilla Basin natural production monitoring and evaluation project. Annual Report 1994-1995. DOE/BP-75349-2, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland Oregon. No
Contor, C. R., E. Hoverson, P. Kissner, J. Volkman. 1997. Umatilla Basin natural production monitoring and evaluation project. Annual Report 1995-1996. DOE/BP-75349-3, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland Oregon. No
Contor, C. R., E. Hoverson, P. Kissner. 1998 (in press). Umatilla Basin natural production monitoring and evaluation project. Annual Report 1996-1997. DOE/BP-75349-4, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland Oregon. No
Contor, C. R., E. Hoverson, P. Kissner. 1999 (in preparation). Umatilla and Walla Walla Basins natural production monitoring and evaluation project. Annual Report 1997-1998. DOE/BP-75349-5, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland Oregon. No
Hubbard L. E., T. A. Herrett, R. L. Kraus, G. P. Ruppert, M. L. Courts. 1995. Water resources data, Oregon, water year 1994. US Geological Survey, Water-Data Report OR-94-1, U.S. Department of the Interior. 473 pp. No
Nielson, Reed S. 1950. Survey of the Columbia River and its tributaries. Report prepared for the United States Department of the Interior, Report No. 38. No
Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC). 1987. Columbia river basin fish and wildlife program. Northwest Power Planning Council, 850 S.W. Broadway, Suite 1100, Portland, Oregon 97205. No
Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC). 1990. Umatilla River subbasin salmon and steelhead production plan. Northwest Power Planning Council and the Agencies of the Indian Tribes of the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority. No
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Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

Our project goal is to provide information to managers and researchers working to restore anadromous salmonids to the Walla Walla River Basin. Ongoing and completed projects include a hatchery, dam removal, new ladders and screens, and instream flow enhancement. This project, in cooperation with WDFW (Assess Fish Habitat and Salmonids in Washington, project No. 9010), monitors the restoration of naturally producing salmon and steelhead in the basin. Through coordination meetings, WDFW will operate on the Washington side of the Basin and we will operate primarily on the Oregon side. The project objectives are to measure, estimate and report steelhead spawning success, rearing densities and abundance, and age and growth characteristics. In the future, this project will evaluate and monitor habitat quantity and quality, adult passage facilities, smolt migration timing and survival, and salmonid life history characteristics. This project also monitors water temperatures in coordination with WDFW, ODFW, USFS and other CTUIR projects. Researchers and managers from throughout the basin will examine and modify the project during coordination meetings. We strive to provide the best information for adaptive management of local steelhead (and salmon in the near future). The information generated by this project also has utility for salmonid restoration efforts throughout the Columbia River Basin. While certain monitoring activities are conducted each year, others objectives have been deferred to future years through prioritization, need, and limitations in personnel and funding. Physical habitat surveys, outmigrant surveys, adult passage facility evaluations and genetic monitoring are examples of this. Genetic samples from endemic steelhead will be collected in the Walla Walla Basin in 1999 (allozyme and mtDNA). Geneticists will use both electrophoresis and DNA techniques to begin examine steelhead throughout the Walla Walla Basin. This genetic information will be useful in evaluating supplementation options for endemic steelhead. Additional genetic monitoring may occur again in 2009. We communicate findings to researchers and managers through formal reports, oversight committee meetings, annual basin operation meetings, and formal presentations at various conferences and forums.


Reviews and Recommendations

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