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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 Grand Ronde River Basin Umbrella
BPA Project Proposal Number 20512
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Tony Nigro And Susan Barnes
Mailing Address 2501 SW First Avenue
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97207
Phone 5038725252
Fax 5038725632
E-mail Tony.Nigro@state.or.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Grande Ronde
 
Short Description The management intent for GRR basin involves protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife species, their habitats and watershed health to ensure their persistence. The objectives and strategies to achieve this goal are described in this umbrella proposal.
Target Species Spring and full chinook salmon, summer steelhead, bull trout and other native fish species, native wildlife species, including habitat indicator species.


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: 2.1, 7.1b, 7.1c, 7.1d, 7.2, 7.2d, 7.3b, 7.4a, 7.4d, 7.4l, 7.6a.2, 7.6b, 7.7, 7.8d, 7.8e, 7.10, 10.5
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NA
Other Planning Document References Grande Ronde River Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Production Plan, Draft Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan, Lower Snake River Fish and Wildlife Compensation Plan Special Report,Upper Grande Ronde River Anadromous fish Habitat Restoration and Monitoring Plan, NWPPC Strategies for salmon, Volume VII, Oregon Trust Agreement Planning project, Assessing OTAP Project Using GAP Analysis.


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
1986 Restored recreational fishery for summer steelhead.
1993 Identified potential mitigation oportunities by priority (OTAP Project).
1995 Initiated spring chinook captive broodstock program.
1996 Completed genetics characterization of chinook salmon populations.
1997 Initiated conventional supplementation program in Catherine Creek, upper Grande Ronde and Lostine Rivers.
1997 Completed ecosystem diagnosis and treatment as a watershed assessment tool.
1997 Created series of databases and GOA layers to assist in the evaluation of potential wildlife mitigation projects (GAP analysis Project).
1998 Identified life history patterns and critical habitat for spring chinook salmon in the upper Grande Ronde subbasin.
1998 Collected embryos from the first ripe 1994 captive broodstock females.
1998 Resolution of co-management of Grande Ronde stocks using hatchery supplementation programs.
1998 Completed screening most diversions in the Grande Ronde subbasin.
1998 Continued implementation of habitat enhancement.
1998 Elimination of non-endemic broodstock at Lookingglass Hatchery.
1998 Identified two potential mitigation projects in the two subbasins that would meet wildlife mitigation objectives.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9600800 PATH Analysis to assess status and health of populations. No
8805301 NEOH Master Plan / Nez Perce Tribe Planning process to develop additional hatchery facilities in the subbasin. No
9800702 Grande Ronde Supplementation / Nez Perce Tribe Hatchery enhancement for Lostine River s[romg chinook. No
9800703 GR Spring Chinook Salmon Satellite Facility Operation & Management / CTUIR Operates facilities to acclimate progeny of captive brood & conventional components in CCr & upper GRR. Participates in monitoring adult escapement & juvenile production in the GRR. Participates in M&E of (1) of hatchery supplementation program. No
9801006 Captive Broodstock Art. Propagation / Nez Perce Tribe Assists in ODFW with M&E of captive broodstock program. No
9202601 Grande Ronde Model Watershed Planning Oversee and implement habitat restoration in the subbasin. No
9402700 Grande Ronde Model Watershed Habitat Oversee and implement habitat restoration in the subbasin. No
8909600 Genetics Monitoring of Snake River Salmon and Steelhead / NMFS Understanding the genetics crucial for monitoring success of Snake River hatchery supplementation efforts. Monitoring the genetic diversity of local populations. ODFW will increase efficiencies by collecting samples during other field activities No
9606700 Captive Brood Stock Program Manchester Marine Lab / NMFS Rears captive fish for the Grande Ronde Captive broodstock program. No
0 Securing Wildlife Mititgation Sites in Oregon Umbrella Regionwide umbrella proposal for wildlife mitigation projects. No
9801001 Captive Brood Stock Program Yes
20512 Grande Ronde River Subbasin Umbrella Yes
9705912 Securing Wildlife Mititgation Sites in Oregon Wenaha WMA Additions Yes
9705905 Securing Wildlife Mititgation Sites in Oregon Ladd Marsh WMA Additions Yes
8402500 Protect and Enhance Fish Habitat Yes
8805305 NEOH Master Plan and Facilities Yes
9405400 Bull trout Yes
9202604 Salmonid Life History Study Yes
9608000 Northeast Oregon Wildlife Mitigation O&M Truct Fund Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Utilize hatcheries to assist in recovery efforts of threatened spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead. a. Implement captive broodstock programs including research, monitoring, evaluation, and fish health monitoring for spring chinook populations in Catherine Creek, upper Grande Ronde, and Lostine Rivers.
1. b. Develop and utilize endemic broodstocks for supplementation of spring chinook salmon in the Grande Ronde Basin.
1. c. Continue planning for anadromous salmonid enhancement programs with co-managers.
2. Develop an understanding of the biology of local spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead populations to allow for effective management and recovery of depressed populations. a. Implement research to understand life history strategies and critical habitat utilized by populations of spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead in Grande Ronde River basin including strategies that affect survival, habitat use and reproduction.
2. b. Investigate biology of spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead at the local population level to lucidate differences important for proper management and to ensure management actions are effective for all populations within Grande Ronde basin.
3. Develop an understanding of bull trout population biology to allow for effective management and recovery of depressed populations. a. Implement research to investigate the distribution, abundance, genetics, and life history patterns exhibited by bull trout in the Grande Ronde River Basin.
3. b. Evaluate the interactions between bull trout and brook trout, including extent of hybridization, feeding overlap and assess risk imposed on bull trout by similar introduced species.
4. Restore and improve watershed health to provide habitat for all life stages and life histories of spring chiook salmon, summer steelhead, and bull trout. a. Restore riparian vegetation, species diversity, and community structure to perpetuate ecological and physical processes.
4. b. Improve instream habitat diversity and streambank stability.
4. c. Maintain and evaluate existing habitat projects to ensure expected benefit to salmonids are achieved.
4. d. Promote habitat enhancement activities within Grande Ronde River basin.
4. e. Construct, operate, and maintain irrigation diversion screens to protect fishes.
4. f. Inform the general public as well as resource users of the value and importance of watershed health.
5. Monitor salmonid populations to ensure recovery and persistence within the basin. a. Use juvenile traps to monitor annual smolt abundance and survival to mainstem dams.
5. b. Conduct parr abundance surveys in selected streams.
5. c. Monitor annual adult escapement for spring chinook salmon, summer steelhead, and bull trout using spawning ground surveys, as well as adult weirs on selected streams.
5. d. Generate survival by life stage to estimate for naturally reproduced populations in selected streams.
5. e. Look for and evaluate changes in naturally reproducing populations as supplementation strategies progress and fish are outplanted into local streams.
5. f. Use adaptive management to ensure that supplementation strategies enhance but do not negatively impact natural populations and allow for persistence of local populations.
6. Recover and manage stocks of spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead to provide for recreational and tribal fishery opportunities. a. Use endemic broodstock based supplementation to enhance adult returns to the basin.
6. b. Use captive broodstock supplementation to enhance adult returns to the basin.
6. c. Monitor adult escapement of spring chinook salmon, summer steelhead, and adult production of bull trout.
6. d. Reopen spring chinook salmon and bull trout fisheries when populations have recovered to a sustainable level.
6. e. Operate hatchery summer steelhead fisheries to minimize impacts on naturally produced populations within the basin.
7. Mitigate for wildlife losses resulting from construction and operation of hydroelectric facilities. e. Coordinate and implement securing wildlife mitigation sites in Oregon through the development of wildlife mitigation strategies, land acquisition and easement, enhancement planning, and monitoring and evaluation plan development.

Objective Schedules and Costs

n/a or no information

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel NA $ 0
Fringe $ 0
Supplies $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 0


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 0
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 0
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
Data was unavailable to do complete cost share analysis. Other projects include USFS, USFWS, EPA, DEQ, OR State lands, ODOT, ODF, OSU, NRCS, USACOE, BOR, BLM, GWEB, NMFS, CTUIR, City and County Govts., ODA, OSP, Environmental Groups and landowners. A thorough database of watershed projects is available from the GR Model Watershed. BPA funded projects are estimated to be a small proportion of total expenditures for Fish and Wildlife management in the subbbasin. $ 0 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Not Applicable (NA)


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bedrossian, K.L. et al. 1985. Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat Loss Assessment at Lookout Point Dam and Reservoir Project Middle Fork Willamette River, Oregon. Prepared by ODFW for U.S. Department of Energy, BPA Portland Or, 72 pp. No
BPA (Bonneville Power Administration) 1993. Oregon Trust Agreement Planning Project: Potential Mitigation to the Impacts on Oregon Wildlife Resources Associated with Relevant Mainstem Columbia River and Willamette River Hydroelectric Projects. BPA U.S. No
Buchanan, D.V., M.L. Hanson and R.M. Hooton. 1997. Status of Oregon's bull trout. Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. Portland, OR. No
Noyes, J.H. et al. 1985a Wildlife and Wildlife HabitatLoss Assessment at Detroit and Big Cliff Dam and Reservoir Project North Santiam River, Oregon. Prepared by ODFW for U.S. Department of Energy, BPA Portland Or, 76 pp. No
Noyes, J.H. et al. 1985a Wildlife and Wildlife HabitatLoss Assessment at Dexter Dam and Reservoir Project Middle Fork Willamette River, Oregon. Prepared by ODFW for U.S. Department of Energy, BPA Portland Or, 63 pp. No
NPPC. 1994. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Portland, OR. No
NWPPC (Northwest Power Planning Council). 1994. Strategy for Salmon, Volume VII, No
ODFW (Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife). 1990. Grande Ronde river Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Prokuctin Plan. Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, Portland, OR. No
Rieman, B.E. and J.D. McIntyre. 1993. Demographic and habitat requirements for conservation of bull trout. U.S. Forest Service , Ogden, UT. No
Snake River Recovery Team. 1993. Draft Snake River salmon recovery plan recommendations. National Marine Fisheries Service, Portland OR. No
Spruell, P. and F.W. Allendrof. 1997. Nuclear DNA analysis of Oregon bull trout. Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Report 97/5. Portland, Oregon. No
USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers). 1975. Lower Snake River Fish and Wildlife Compensation Plan Special Report. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla, WA. No
USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers). 1975. Lower Snake River Fish and Wildlife Compensation Plan Special Report. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla, WA. No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

Fish and wildlife management in the Grande Ronde River subbasin is focused on protecting, enhancing, and recovering depressed populations of native species. To accomplish this we need to improve and maintain watershed health. We need to develop a scientific-based understanding of the ecology, life-history, habitat needs, and genetics of local populations. We need to provide adequate habitat for all life stages and to allow the natural production potential of the basin to be achieved. We will utilize hatchery supplementation programs to assist with salmon and steelhead recovery. Once recovery is achieved and populations are sustainable we will look to provide opportunities for tribal and recreational harvest. We will improve and enhance existing wildlife areas to achieve levels of wildlife production that mitigate for losses associated with hydropower. Specific actions to be undertaken include, implementing captive and conventional hatchery supplementation programs, investigate the ecology and population biology of local populations of chinook salmon, steelhead, and bull trout, and protecting and restoring both riparian and instream habitat. In addition, two wildlife areas in the basin will be enlarged through pruchase or easement of additional properties and land management practices will be altered to facilitate habitat restoration. Monitoring and evaluation of fish and wildlife management actions will occur to ensure that the desired level of productivity is achieved and that listed species are in no way jeopardized. The projects covered by this umbrella proposal are listed below. 9202604 Salmonid Life History Study 9405400 Bull Trout 8805305 NEOH Master Plan 9801001 Captive Brood Stock Program 8402500 Protect and Enhance Fish Habitat 9608000 Northeast Oregon Wildlife Mitigation Trust Fund 9705905 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Stes in Oregon/ Ladd Marsh WMA Additions 9705912 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Stes in Oregon/ Wenaha WMA Additions


Reviews and Recommendations

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