Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20149

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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 Develop Research Priorities for Fall Chinook in the Columbia River Basin
BPA Project Proposal Number 20149
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Business acronym (if appropriate) PNNL

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Dennis D. Dauble
Mailing Address P.O. Box 999, MSIN: K6-85
City, State, Zip Richland, WA 99352
Phone 5093763631
Fax 5093723515
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Conduct a synthesis of ongoing and planned fall chinook salmon research, examine the factors that have resulted in successful fall chinook populations (i.e., Hanford Reach) and apply this knowledge to other locations in the Columbia Basin.
Target Species Fall chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Project Location

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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, 6.1C, 7.0D, 7.1C, 7.1F, 7.3, 7.5B.3, 7.6
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: None
Other Planning Document References Our study is designed to identify research opportunities that protect and enhance naturally spawning anadromous fish populations and their habitats in the mainstem Columbia River, an objective consistent with many planning documents: • The Snake River Recovery Plan (Section 1.4 and 2.11; Measure 4.1.d and 4.7) • Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wi (Artificial Production Actions for the Snake River Mainstem Action 8) • “Return to the River” (ISG 1996) emphasized the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River as a model of metapopulation dynamics and study area for “normative” river reaches. They also discussed the importance of alluvial mainstem reaches and importance of core populations to system production • The ISRP FY99 review of the Fish and Wildlife Program recommended further work on naturally reproducing salmon populations (Recommendation V-B.2.b.2) and in their comments on proposals specifically outlined the need for a fall chinook synthesis and coordination "umbrella" proposal (Appendix A).

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
20541 Snake River fall chinook salmon studies/Umbrella Proposal Yes
9105 Determine if salmon are successfully spawning below lower Columbia main st… Yes
9131 Evaluate fall chinook and chum spawing, production, and habitat use in the… Yes
9102900 Life history and survival of fall chinook salmon in Columbia River basin Yes
9403400 Assessing summer and fall chinook salmon restoration in the Snake River ba… Yes
9406900 A spawning habitat model to aid recovery plans for Snake River fall chinook Yes
9603301 Supplement and enhance the two existing stocks of Yakima R. fall chinook Yes
9701400 Evaluation of juvenile fall chinook stranding on the Hanford Reach Yes
9801003 Monitor and evaluate the spawning distribution of Snake River fall chinook… Yes
9801004 Monitor and evaluate yearling Snake River fall chinook released upstream o… Yes
Assessment of the impacts of development and operation of the Columbia Riv… Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Develop the conceptual research framework for fall chinook salmon a. Conduct interviews with staff from the Council, ISAB, CBFWA, and BPA
1. b. Conduct a regional workshop with principal investigators involved in fall chinook salmon research
2. Synthesize current information on fall chinook salmon populations a. Compile and integrate existing information on fall chinook salmon, with emphasis on management actions influencing the success and/or demise of Columbia River system populations
3. Develop a research compendium consistent with an ecosytem approach and natural production objectives a. Conduct a second regional workshop to present synthesis results, identify information gaps, and prioritize research opportunities
3. b. Produce a comprehensive planning document as a reference for regional decision-making

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 01/01/00 Interviews completed 31 Dec; workshop completed 31 Jan 40.0%
2 01/01/00 05/01/00 Draft synthesis document completed 30 Apr 20.0%
3 06/01/00 09/01/00 Second workshop completed 30 Jun; final report completed 30 Sep 40.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 31,782
Fringe $ 5,962
Supplies $ 0
Travel $ 5,087
Indirect $ 9,313
Other Duplicating $ 450
Subcontractor $ 17,486
Total Itemized Budget $ 70,080

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 70,080
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 70,080
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: Coordination of researcher availability

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Dauble DD, and DG Watson. 1997. Status of fall chinook salmon populations in the mid-Columbia River, 1948-1992. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 17:283-300. No
Fulton LA. 1968. Spawning areas and abundance of chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the Columbia River basin--past and present. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Spec. Sci. Rep. Fish. No. 571. No
Geist DR, and DD Dauble. 1998. Redd site selection and spawning habitat use by fall chinook salmon: the importance of geomorphic features in large rivers. Environmental Management 22:655-669. No
Gilbert CH, and BW Evermann. 1892. A report upon investigations in the Columbia River basins, with descriptions of four new species of fish. Bull. U.S. Fish Commission 14:169-207. No
Giorgi AE. 1992. Fall chinook salmon spawning in Rocky Reach pool: effects of a three foot increase in pool elevation. Research report to Chelan County Public Utility District, Wenatchee, Washington. No
Horner N, and TC Bjornn. 1979. Status of upper Columbia River fall chinook salmon (excluding Snake River populations). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Moscow, Idaho. No
Hymer J. 1997. Results of Studies on Chinook Spawning in the Main Stem Columbia River below Bonneville Dam. WDFW Progress Report #97-9. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Battle Ground, Washington. No
Huntington C, W Nehlsen, and J Bowers. 1996. A survey of healthy native stocks of anadromous salmonids in the Pacific Northwest and California. Fisheries 21(3):6-14. No
Independent Scientific Groups (ISG). 1996. Return to the river, restoration of salmonid fishes in the Columbia Riber ecosystem. Pre-publication copy dated September 10, 1996. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Independent Science Review Panel (ISRP). 1998. Review of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program for fiscal year 1999 as directed by the 1996 ammendment to the NW Power Act. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Rogers LE, PA Beedlow, LE Eberhardt, DD Dauble, and RE Fitzner. 1988. Ecological baseline study of the Yakima firing center proposed land acquisition A status report. PNL-6485. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington. No
Van Hyning JM. 1969. Factors affecting the abundance of fall chinook salmon in the Columbia River. Fish. Bull. 4:1-83. No

Section 7. Abstract


We propose to conduct a synthesis of ongoing and planned research on fall chinook salmon, examine the factors (e.g., supplementation, flow management practices, habitat protection) that have resulted in successful populations (i.e., Hanford Reach) and apply this knowledge to other locations in the Columbia Basin. We will develop a conceptual approach based on interviews with fisheries managers, program planners, and key researchers. We will synthesize information from all fall chinook salmon research being conducted in the Columbia River basin, including projects supported by BPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Energy, Pacific Salmon Treaty, and others. Our synopsis will describe key linkages and interdependencies among projects. A workshop forum will be used to communicate results. The overall approach will address regional goals and will encompass an ecosystem approach. The final report from this project will provide fisheries managers, resource planners, and researchers with information needed to evaluate restoration and recovery options for fall chinook salmon.

Reviews and Recommendations

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