Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20513

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 Hood River / Fifteenmile Creek Umbrella
BPA Project Proposal Number 20513
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife / Confederated Tribe of the Warm Springs Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW/CTWSRO
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Tony Nigro
Mailing Address P.O. Box 59
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 Columbia Gorge
Subbasin Hood
 
Short Description Re-establish Hood River spring chinook salmon population and restore depressed Fifteenmile Creek winter steelhead and Hood River winter and summer steelhead populations by supplementation, using native fish stocks, and/or habitat restoration. Wildlife wi
Target Species Winter Steelhead, Summer Steelhead, Spring Chinook Salmon, and a variety of Wildlife


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:
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References


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 The physical stream survey of the Fifteenmile Creek subbasin was completed.
1987 The Fifteenmile Creek Basin Fish Habitat Improvement Implementation Plan (Smith et al. 1987) was completed.
1994 Winter steelhead broodstock first collected at Powerdale Dam (Hood River).
1994 Spring chinook salmon collected at Pelton Trap for Hood River smolt production
1995 Construction of rearing cells in the Pelton Fish Ladder completed.
1995 Physical stream inventories of anadromous salmonid bearing streams located on all private and selected USFS lands in Hood subbasin completed.
1996 Completed development of winter steelhead acclimation facility on the East Fork Hood River.
1996 Completed development of the West Fork Hood River smolt acclimation site.
1996 Powerdale Trapping Facility completed.
1996 Genetic analysis of fish from different portions of the Hood River subbasin will be completed.
1997 Collection of Hood River summer steelhead stock began at Powerdale Dam
1997 Hood River Production Program EIS completed
1997 Determination of spacial distribution for anadromous adult holding and spawning was completed in 1997.
1997 Rearing density estimates for indigenous fish populations in the Hood River subbasin were made for selected sites from 1994-97.
1997 130 cfs East Fork Irrigation District diversion was equipped with fish screens.
1998 Hood River smolt migration has been monitored from 1994 - 98.
1998 Parkdale Fish Facility completed and operational
1998 Oak Springs Hatchery - addition to hatchery building completed, including isolation incubation and early rearing. New raceways and water supply nearing completion - will be completed for spring 99 rearing.
1998 Round Butte Hatchery / Pelton Ladder - 125,000 spring chinook reared to smolt stage and released into Hood River acclimation ponds.
1998 Selected, high priority, Hood River subbasin fish habitat has been protected and/or restored.
1998 Hood sport angler harvest has been monitored since 1996.
1998 Biological data has been collected from all salmonids trapped at the Powerdale Dam since 1991.
1998 Riparian habitat along Fifteenmile Creek subbasin streams have been protected to speed vegetative recovery.
1998 Fifteenmile Creek subbasin instream habitat was improved by installing instream structures.
1998 Off site livestock watering developments have been constructed to reduce livestock grazing of riparian habitat in the Fifteenmile Creek subbasin.
1998 Fish habitat improvements on private lands in the Fifteenmile Creek subbasin have been maintained from 1987 - 1998.
1998 1998 steelhead smolt migration estimates were made for the Fifteenmile Creek subbasin.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8902900 Hood River Production Program Round Butte Hatchery production and Pelton Ladder rearing No
8805304 Hood River Production Program ODFW M&E No
8805303 Hood River Production Program CTWS M&E No
9802100 Hood River Habitat CTWS No
9304000 Fifteenmile Creek Habitat Restoration Project ODFW No
9304001 Fifteenmile Creek Wild Steelhead Smolt Production ODFW No
9500700 Hood River Production Program PGE, Pelton Ladder O&M No
9145 Cutthroat Trout ODFW No
9705909 Hood River Wildlife Habitat ODFW No
9404200 Trout Creek Habitat Restoration Project Shares equipment and personnel with Fifteenmile Creek Habitat Restoration Project (9304000) No
9802100 Hood River Habitat CTWS Yes
9147 Cutthroat Trout ODFW Yes
9500700 Hood River Production Program PGE, Pelton Ladder O&M Yes
9705909 Hood River Wildlife Habitat ODFW Yes
9304000 Fiteenmile Cr Habitat Restoration ODFW Yes
8805304 Hood River Production Program ODFW M&E Yes
8902900 Hood River Production Program Round Butte Hatchery Prod. & Pelton Ladder Yes
9301900 Hood River Production Program ODFW CTWS O&M Yes
20513 Hood River / Fifteenmile Creek Umbrella Proposal Yes
9304001 Fifteenmile Cr Wild Steelhead Smolt Prod ODFW Yes
8805303 Hood River Production Program CTWS M&E Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Achieve an escapement goal of 1,700 jack and adult spring chinook salmon to the mouth of the Hood River and a spawner escapement goal of 400 jack and adult spring chinook salmon to the Hood River subbasin. *. Tasks (Strategies) a, b, c, d, g, h, i, and j work cumulatively to achieve this objective.
2. Achieve an escapement goal of 8,000 adult summer steelhead (1,200 wild and 6,800 hatchery) to the mouth of the Hood River and a spawner escapement goal of 2,400 adult summer steelhead (1,200 wild and 1,200 hatchery) to the Hood River subbasin. *. Tasks (Strategies) a, b, c, d, e, g, h, and j work cumulatively to achieve this objective.
3. Achieve an escapement goal of 5,000 winter steelhead (1,200 wild and 3,800 hatchery) to the mouth of the Hood River and a spawner escapement goal of 2,400 winter steelhead (1,200 wild and 1,200 hatchery) to the Hood River subbasin. *. Tasks (Strategies) a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, and j work cumulatively to achieve this objective.
3. a. Determine abundance, distribution, and life history patterns of anadromous and resident fishes in the Hood River subbasin.
3. b. Identify the population genetic structure, systematics, and distribution of genetically unique steelhead , cutthroat, and resident rainbow trout populations in the Hood River subbasin.
3. c. Develop fish culture procedures for steelhead and spring chinook to minimize future genetic impacts to the wild gene pools in the Hood River subbasin.
3. d. Achieve an interim run of 850 jack and adult spring chinook salmon to Hood River, with a spawner escapement of 400 jacks and adults.
3. e. Achieve an interim run of 2,340 summer steelhead ( 540 wild and 1,800 hatchery) to Hood River, with a spawner escapement of 1,000 steelhead (500 wild and 500 hatchery) Hood River stock.
3. f. Achieve an interim run of 2,785 winter steelhead (535 wild and 2250 hatchery) to Hood River, with a spawner escapement of 1,000 (500 wild and 500 hatchery) Hood River stock.
3. g. Determine the amount and condition of habitat available to anadromous salmonids in the Hood River subbasin.
3. h. Restore and recover habitat lost as a consequence of man's activities in the Hood River subbasin.
3. i. Achieve a 95% compliance rate with statutes regulating the harvest of spring chinook salmon in the Hood River subbasin.
3. j. Reduce the incidence of vandalism on structures and equipment used to implement BPA funded projects and programs.
4. Achieve an escapement goal of 1,500 wild adult winter steelhead to the mouth of Fifteenmile Creek and a spawner escapement goal of 900 adult winter steelhead to the Fifteenmile Creek subbasin. a. Restore and recover habitat lost as a consequence of man's activities in the Fifteenmile Creek subbasin.
4. b. Determine abundance and life history patterns of anadromous and resident fishes in the Fifteenmile Creek subbasin.
4. c. Reduce the incidence of vandalism on structures and equipment used to implement BPA funded projects and programs.
5. Achieve and sustain levels of habitat and species productivity in order to mitigate for all wildlife and wildlife habitat losses caused by the development and operation of the Columbia Basin hydro power system. a. Identify potential protection and enhancement projects within the Hood River / Fifteenmile subbasin.
5. b. Implement wildlife or wildlife enhancement measures.
5. c. Monitor and evaluate wildlife habitat and wildlife species response to implemented enhancement activities within the Hood River/Fifteenmile Creek subbasin.

Objective Schedules and Costs

n/a or no information

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 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
Bonneville Power Administration Funding for HRPP and FCHRP $2,121,590 unknown
PacifiCorp Final design and initial construction of Powerdale Dam fish screens $1,100,000 unknown
Long View Fibre Company Use of West Fork Hood River acclimation site and site preparation $ 2,500 unknown
Middle Fork Irrigation District Convert open ditch to pipe, remove three diversion structures (fish migration obstacles) on Evans Creek $1,200,000 unknown
Middle Fork Irrigation District Install new diversions, fish screens, and fish ladders on Coe and Elliot branches $1,000,000 unknown
Middle Fork Irrigation District Instream spawning gravel supplementation - Clear Branch $ 10,000 unknown
U.S. Forest Service Instream habitat restoration $150,000 unknown
East Fork Irrigation District Acclimation sit for Winter Steelhead on East Fork Hood River $ 10,000 unknown
East Fork Irrigation District Install new fish screen on Neal Creek 30 cfs diversion $500,000 unknown
Farmers Irrigation District Instream habitat restoration - Greenpoint Creek $500,000 unknown
Farmers Irrigation District Water conservation piping of open canal and installation of new fish screen on 80cfs diversion from Hood River $1,500,000 unknown
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife NMFS fish screening and passage $100,000 unknown
CTWSRO Salmon Corps and AmeriCorp Riparian fencing and acclimation pond assembly $ 35,000 unknown
Local landowners Cost share for implementing BMPs (hazmit) Fifteenmile Creek subbasin $ 25,000 unknown
Local landowners Cost share for GWEB and 319 funds $ 25,000 unknown
Local landowners Cost share erosion control $ 25,000 unknown
U.S. Forest Service Watershed health improvements on forest land in headwaters $100,000 unknown
USDA - NRCS Implementing conservation measures on private land $245,000 unknown
USDA - NRCS & FSA Conservation Reserve Program - retires cropland to permanent vegetation $675,000 unknown
USDA - NRCS & FSA Hazard mitigation grant to reduce soil erosion on private land $100,000 unknown
Wasco County SWCD GWEB grant to improve watershed health $ 60,000 unknown
Wasco County SWCD 319 grant implementation to improve water quality $ 40,000 unknown
Wasco County SWCD Soil and Water Commission grant to control erosion in Company Hollow $ 15,000 unknown
Wasco County SWCD Oregon Dept. Of Agriculture water quality grant $ 4,000 unknown
Local landowners cost share for implementing EQIP practices $ 61,250 unknown
Fifteenmile Watershed Council In kind support $ 5,000 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The Hood River / Fifteenmile Creek Subbasin Umbrella encompasses individual project proposals with a common goal of restoring summer and winter steelhead populations in their historic habitats and reestablishing a selfsustaining spring chinook salmon population in the Hood River subbasin in accordance with the Hood River Production Master Plan (July 1991) and the Fifteenmile Creek Basin Fish Habitat Improvement Plan (1987). The long term objectives for this geographic umbrella are to return 8,000 summer steelhead, 5,000 winter steelhead, and 1,700 spring chinook salmon to Hood River and return 1,500 winter steelhead to Fifteenmile Creek. Restoring the Hood River steelhead populations will require supplementation utilizing hatchery reared smolts derived from wild Hood River stock. Reintroduction of spring chinook salmon will be achieved with the use of Deschutes River stock, which are from the neighboring watershed and best suited to the habitat conditions of the Hood River subbasin. The Hood River supplementation management scenario will allow increased spawner escapement and distribution, and maintain compliance with Oregon’s Wild Fish Management Policy. This management scenario will result in the production of increased numbers of naturally produced smolts that will emigrate from the subbasin. Other stock recovery restoration activities implemented in the Hood River subbasin include: restricting access for outofbasin and excess hatchery adults above rivermile 4.0 (Powerdale Dam) to protect the native gene pools; exclusive use of indiginous Hood River steelhead stocks; matrix spawning; acclimation; volitional smolt releases; and fish habitat restoration. Completed, ongoing, and planned fish habitat restoration activities and long term habitat project maintenance will result in improved egg to smolt survival. Restoring the Fifteenmile Creek winter steelhead population will be accomplished by providing improved fish habitat, including: increased habitat diversity; increased stream shading; reduced water temperature extremes; reduced sedimentation; unobstructed fish passage; and the screening of all irrigation withdrawls. Fifteenmile Creek fish habitat restoration measures and long term habitat project maintenance will result in improved egg to smolt survival. This population restoration is specifically dependent upon the continuing maintenance of 100 miles of riparian livestock exclosure fencing and more than 1,000 instream structures. The ultimate measure of project success will be the achievement of biological fish objectives for Hood River and Fifteenmile Creek subbasins. ODFW and CTWS monitoring and evaluation projects will be used to evaluate project implementation and make management recommendations. Restoring wildlife numbers and species diversity will be accomplished by acquiring and/or enhancing wildlife habitat in the Hood River and Fifteenmile Creek subbasins.


Reviews and Recommendations

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