Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20515

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 Mainstem Columbia River Umbrella Proposal
BPA Project Proposal Number 20515
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 / Susan Barnes
Mailing Address P.O. Box 59
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97207
Phone 5038725310
Fax 5038725632
E-mail tony.nigro@state.or.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description This proposal explains the management intent for anadromous and resident fish, and for wildlife in and along the mainstem Columbia and Snake rivers. Objectives for key species are described, as are strategies and actions to meet those objectives.
Target Species All species of anadromous and resident salmonids; white sturgeon and other resident 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: N/A
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
Other Planning Document References Proposed Recovery Plan for Snake River Salmon (NMFS); Wy-Kan-Ush-Me Wa-Kush-Wit; Return to the River; Multi-Year Implementation Plan; Columbia River Fish Management Plan (US v. Oregon); Oregon Trust Agreement Planning (OTAP) 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
1992 Determined status of sturgeon populations downstream from McNary Dam; recommended development of mitigation actions.
1993 Identified potential wildlife mitigation opportunities by priority (OTAP Project).
1997 Created series of databases and GIS layers to assist in the evaluation of potential wildlife mitigation projects (GAP Analysis Project).
1997 Implemented actions to mitigate and restore white sturgeon populations.
1997 Reduced predation on juvenile salmonids through sustained harvest of northern pikeminnow.
1998 Established StreamNet as a data management tool used by a number of fish management agencies.
1998 Through PATH, completed assessments of the likelihood of recovery for Snake River chinook salmon under various hydrosystem operations.
1998 Maintained and continued to improve the CWT database.
1998 Demonstrated the potential for establishing fisheries in select areas.
1998 Documented mainstem spawning of chinook salmon.
1998 Maintained real-time data collection of juvenile salmonid outmigrations.
1998 Annual estimates of salmonid returns to the Columbia River, and estimates of recreational and commercial harvest.
1998 Identified 3 potential sites in Columbia River mainstem area that would meet wildlife mitigation objectives.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9702400 Avian Predation on Juvenile Salmonids in the Lower Columbia River Complementary study of predation by birds downstream from area covered by 9007700. No
9700900 Evaluate Means of Rebuilding White Sturgeon Populations in the Snake River Complementary project to study and restore white sturgeon populations outside the geographical bounds of 8605000. No
9093 Consumptive Sturgeon Fishery - Hells Canyon and Oxbow Reservoirs Complementary project to study and restore white sturgeon populations outside the geographical bounds of 8605000. No
9084 Assessing Genetic Variation Among Columbia Basin White Sturgeon Populations Genetic analyses from project 9084 will be used to guide supplementation and propagation developed by project 8605000 (under this umbrella). No
9603201 Begin Implementation of Year 1 of the K-Pool Master Plan Program Propagation techniques developed as part of project 8605000 will be used by project 9603201. No
8906500 Annual Fish Marking Program-Missing Production Groups OR/WA/ID Recovery of CWTs from marked fish released by BPA-funded program. No
8906600 Annual Coded Wire Tag Program-Missing Production WA HTCH Recovery of CWTs from marked fish released by BPA-funded program. No
9701400 Evaluation of Juvenile Fall Chinook Stranding on the Hanford Reach Provides information relating to operation of the hydrosystem. No
9602100 Gas Bubble Disease Research and Monitoring of Juvenile Salmonids Provides information relating to operation of the hydrosystem. No
9300802 Symptoms of GBT Induced in Salmon by TDGS of the Columbia and Snake Rivers Provides information relating to operation of the hydrosystem. No
8712700 Smolt Monitoring by Non-Federal Agencies Yes
9705909 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites in Oregon - Mitchell Point Yes
9705911 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites in Oregon - Irrigon WMA Addition Yes
9705904 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites in Oregon - Horn Butte Yes
9705900 Securing Wildlife Mitigation Sites in Oregon (Umbrella) Yes
9079 Inventory Resident Fish in Bonneville, The Dalles, & John Day Reservoirs Yes
9007800 Evaluate Predator Control and Provide Technical Support for PATH Yes
9007700 Northern Pikeminnow Management Program Yes
9600800 PATH-Participation by State & Tribal Agencies Yes
8810804 Streamnet: The Northwest Aquatic Information Network Yes
9105 Determine if Salmon Are Successfully Spawning Below Lower Columbia Dams Yes
8201300 Coded Wire Tag Recovery Program Yes
8906900 Annual Coded Wire Tag Program - Missing Production Oregon Hatcheries Yes
9306000 Evaluate Columbia River Select Area Fisheries Yes
20515 Mainstem Columbia River Umbrella Proposal Yes
8605000 White Sturgeon Mitigation & Restoration in the Columbia & Snake Rivers Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Increase returns of hatchery and naturally produced salmonids to the Columbia River basin a. Protect and enhance habitat by providing necessary flows through dam operations
1. b. Decrease predation on juvenile salmonids
1. c. Develop escapement goals necessary to protect listed or depressed stocks and ensure adequate hatchery escapement
1. d. Apply CWT mark to all major salmonid stocks released from Oregon hatcheries in the Columbia River basin
1. e. Develop fisheries in select areas of the Columbia River that target hatchery-produced salmonids while avoiding impact on listed stocks.
1. f. Monitor fisheries harvesting listed or depressed stocks to ensure that harvest impacts do not exceed ESA limits
1. g. Use life cycle model to quantify effects of various management srategies on recovery of listed or depressed stocks.
2. Maintain and enhance production of native resident fish, including white sturgeon, in the Columbia and Snake rivers a. Protect and enhance habitat by providing necessary flows through dam operations
2. b. Use supplementation, artificial propagation, and intensive fisheries management to increase abundance of populations depressed by poor reproduction
3. Maintain and enhance populations of wildlife native to the Columbia River basin a. Acquire and ease riverine, riparian, wetland, and upland habitat suitable for native wildlife species
3. b. Enhance habitat for native wildlife species through control of exotic plants, alteration of land use practices, and control of public access.

Objective Schedules and Costs

n/a or no information

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel N/A $ 0
Fringe N/A $ 0
Supplies N/A $ 0
Travel N/A $ 0
Indirect N/A $ 0
Other N/A $ 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

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: N/A


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
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. No
Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority. 1997. Multi-Year Implementation Plan. No
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. 1995. Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit; The Columbia River Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama Tribes. No
Independent Scientific Group. 1996. Return to the River: Restoration of Salmonid Fishes in the Columbia River Ecosystem. No
National Marine Fisheries Service. 1995. Proposed Recovery Plan for Snake River Salmon. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1984. 1994 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, OR. No
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1997. Assessing Oregon Trust Agreement Planning Project Using Gap Analysis. Report to Bonneville Power Administration. No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

This intent of this umbrella proposal is to explain the management intent for anadromous fish, resident fish, and wildlife in and along the mainstem Columbia and Snake rivers. The management intent is explained by describing the set of management objectives for key species, and by describing the set of strategies and actions taken to meet those objectives. The umbrella proposal lists individual projects that address the objectives and relates those projects to the objectives and each other through strategies. Objectives for the mainstem Columbia and Snake rivers are: (1) increase returns of hatchery and naturally produced salmonids to the Columbia River basin, (2) maintain and restore production of resident fish, including white sturgeon, in the Columbia and Snake rivers, and (3) maintain and restore populations of wildlife native to the Columbia River basin. Strategies to meet these objectives are (1a) protect and restore habitat for salmonids by providing necessary flows through dam operations, (1b) decrease predation on juvenile salmonids, (1c) develop escapement goals necessary to protect listed or depressed stocks and ensure adequate hatchery escapement, (1d) apply CWT mark to all major salmonid stocks released from Oregon hatcheries in the Columbia River basin, (1e) develop fisheries in select areas of the Columbia River that target hatchery-produced salmonids while avoiding impact on listed stocks, (1f) monitor fisheries harvesting listed or depressed stocks to ensure that harvest impacts do not exceed ESA limits, (1g).use life cycle model to quantify effects of various management srategies on recovery of listed or depressed stocks, (2a) protect and restore habitat for resident fish, including white sturgeon, by providing necessary flows through dam operations, (2b) use supplementation and artificial propagation to increase abundance of populations depressed by poor reproduction, (3a) acquire and ease riverine, riparian, wetland, and upland habitat suitable for native wildlife species, and (3b) restore habitat for native wildlife species through control of exotic plants, alteration of land use practices, and control of public access.


Reviews and Recommendations

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