Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20556

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 Grande Ronde Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Program Umbrella
BPA Project Proposal Number 20556
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Eastern Oregon University
Business acronym (if appropriate) EOU

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Peter Lofy
Mailing Address 211 Inlow Hall, EOU, 1410 “L” Avenue
City, State, Zip La Grande, OR 97850
Phone 5419623777
Fax 5419623067
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Grande Ronde
Short Description Implement supplementation program and associated monitoring and evaluation for endemic spring chinook salmon in Catherine Creek and the upper Grande Ronde and Lostine rivers through captive brood and conventional production.
Target Species Snake River spring 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: 6.2 Production, 6.26.2 Other Production Measures, 7.1B Conserve Genetic Diversity, 7.2 7.2D Improve Hatchery Production, 7.3B High Priority Supplementation, 7.4A, 7.4D, 7.4D2 Implement Captive Broodstock, 7.4L Production Facilities
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: The Biological Opinion for Hatchery Actions states, "USFWS should terminate use of Rapid River stock at Lookingglass Hatchery no later than 1996" and "The USFWS should consider development of indigenous broodstock…"
Other Planning Document References Conventional and captive broodstock programs for Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon are supported by the Snake River Recovery Team (SRSR, 1994), NMFS Draft Recovery Plan (1995a), Wy-Kan-Ush-Me Wa-Kush-Wit Plan (Vol.II), Grande Ronde Subbasin Plan (ODFW et al. 1990), Northeast Oregon Hatchery (NEOH) Final Siting Report, NEOH Conceptual Design Report, Genetic Risk Assessment of the Grande Ronde Master Plan (Neeley et al. 1994), Environmental Assessment Grande Ronde Basin Endemic Spring Chinook Salmon Supplementation Program (BPA 1998).

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
1995 Collected spring chinook parr from Grande Ronde for rearing to captive broodstock
1996 Developed comprehensive captive broodstock management plan
1996 Prepared application and received NMFS ESA Section 10 permit 1011
1996 Collected spring chinook parr from Grande Ronde for rearing to captive broodstock
1997 Captive brood building constructed at Bonneville Hatchery
1997 Modified ESA Permit 1011 to include conventional smolt production
1997 Operated 3 weirs in Grande Ronde to estimate population size and collect endemic spring chinook adults for conventional broodstock
1997 Collected spring chinook parr from Grande Ronde for rearing to captive broodstock
1998 Developed comprehensive management program integrating captive and conventional brood production.
1998 Operated 3 adult weirs in the Grande Ronde tributaries to collect endemic spring chinook adults for conventional broodstock
1998 Prepared application and received ESA Permit
1998 Collected spring chinook parr from Grande Ronde for rearing to captive broodstock
1998 Preserved gametes and spawned fish at Bonneville and Manchester.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9600800 PATH Analysis to assess status and health of populations. No
9202601 Grande Ronde Model Watershed Planning Oversee habitat restoration in the subbasin. No
9402700 Grande Ronde Model Watershed Habitat Implement habitat restoration in the subbasin. No
9405400 Bull Trout Genetics, Habitat Needs, L.H., etc. in Central and NE Oregon Projects incidentally collects bull trout. Data are taken for tagging, demographic and recapture information. No
8909600 Monitor, Evaluate Genetic Characteristics of Supplemented Salmon Monitor genetics of spring chinook salmon populations in the targeted tributaries. No
8402500 Grande Ronde Habitat Enhancement (ODFW) Improved habitat increases likelihood of Program success. No
9608300 Upper Grande Ronde Habitat Enhancement (CTUIR) Improved habitat increases likelihood of Program success. No
9403300 Fish Passage Center Juvenile hatchery and natural salmon resulting from the Program will provide release and migration data for in-river on migration timing and survival studies. No
9702500 Implement the Wallowa County/Nez Perce Tribe Salmon Recovery Plan Coordinate implementation of the recovery plan with Wallowa Valley stakeholders. No
9403900 Wallowa Basin Project Planning Coordination between various stakeholders (Nez Perce Tribe). No
9801001 Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Captive Broodstock Program - ODFW Yes
20556 Grande Ronde Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Program Yes
9800704 Northeast Oregon Hatchery Master Plan - ODFW Yes
9202604 Early Life History - ODFW Yes
9801007 Listed Stock Gamete Preservation - NPT Yes
9703800 Captive Broodstock Artificial Propagation - NPT Yes
9800701 Grande Ronde Supplementation - CTUIR Yes
9800702 Grande Ronde Supplementation - O&M/M&E - NPT Yes
9606700 Captive Broodstock Program NMFS - Manchester Marine Laboratory Yes
8805301 Northeast Oregon Hatchery Master Plan - NPT Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Prevent extinction of endemic spring chinook salmon populations in the Grande Ronde River. a. Implement conventional and captive brood hatchery components of the Program
1. b. Develop and utilize endemic broodstocks for supplementation of spring chinook salmon in the Grande Ronde River
2. Develop an understanding of local spring chinook salmon biology to aid in recovery a. Investigate critical life history patterns and habitat use that may affect success of the supplementation program
3. Assess effectiveness of captive and conventional components of the supplementation programs in recovering salmon populations. a. Monitor adult escapement in targeted and non-targeted tributaries to determine effectiveness of supplementation.
3. b. Monitor juvenile abundance, growth and survival rates.
4. Continue planning for implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and management of the Grande Ronde Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Program a. Coordinate, facilitate and conduct meetings among comanagers for Technical Oversight Teams, Annual Operations Plans, and Monitoring and Evaluation planning .
4. b. Implement adaptive management and determine future plans for the Program among comanagers to ensure objectives are met.
4. c. Plan for delisting of spring chinook salmon and revisit mitigation goals as provided under LSRCP as appropriate.

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
Data are unavailable to provide cost share analysis. Substantial cost sharing in the form of personnel, facilities and expertise among projects occurs because of the integrated nature of the projects under this umbrella. $ 0 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Appleby, A. and K. Keown. 1995. History of White River spring chinook broodstock and captive brood rearing efforts, in (Flagg, T. and C. Mahnken, eds.) An assessment of the status of captive broodstock technology for Pacific salmon. BPA… No
BPA (Bonneville Power Association). 1998. Grande Ronde basin endemic spring chinook supplementation program. Environmental Assessment DOE/EA-1173. Portland, Oregon. No
Currens, K., J. Lannan, B. Riddel, D. Tave, and C. Wood. 1996. Responses of the Independent Science Panel to questions about the interpretation of genetic data for spring chinook in the Grande Ronde basin. US v. OR Dispute Resolution Document. No
DeHart, D. 1996. Application for an emergency permit for scientific purposes and to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered Grande Ronde River Basin spring chinook Oncorhynchus tshawytscha under the Endangered Species Act. May 1996. No
Flagg, T.A., and C. Mahnken,. 1995. An assessment of the status of captive broodstock technology for Pacific salmon. Draft Report to Bonneville Power Administration. Contract DE-AI79-93-BP55064. Project 93-56. Portland, OR. No
NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 1995a. Proposed recovery plan for Snake River Salmon. U. S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
NMFS. 1995b. Biological Opinion for 1995 to 1998 hatchery operations in the Columbia River basin. Section 7 Consultations. U. S. Department of Commerce, National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland. No
Neeley, D., K. Witty, and S. P. Cramer. 1994. Genetic Risk Assessment of the Grande Ronde River Master Plan. Nez Perce Tribe. Lapwai, Idaho. No
NPPC (Northwest Power Planning Council). 1994. 1994 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Nez Perce Tribe and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. 1990. Grande Ronde River Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Plan. Columbia Basin System Planning. NPPC, Portland, Oregon. No
Smith, C.J., and P. Wampler. 1995. Dungeness River chinook salmon rebuilding project, Progress Report, 1992-1993. Northwest Fishery Resource Bulletin, Project Report, Series No. 3. Washinton Department of Fisheries, Olympia, WA. No
SRSRT (Snake River Salmon Recovery Team). 1994. Final recommendations to the National Marine Fisheries Service. Portland, Oregon. No
USACOE (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers). 1975. Lower Snake River Fish and Wildlife Compensation Plan. U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Special Report. Walla Walla, Washington. No
Witczak, D. 1995. Dungeness chinook restoration project - data accumulation 1993 - 1995. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, WA. No
Wy-Kan-Ush-Me Wa-Kush-Wit, Spirit of the Salmon. 1995. The Columbia River Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakim Tribes. Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission. No

Section 7. Abstract


The Grande Ronde Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Program (Program) was initiated in 1995 as a conservation measure in response to severely declining runs of spring chinook salmon in the Grande Ronde Basin. The goal of this Program is to assist in preventing extinction and rebuilding of listed natural chinook salmon populations "in-place, in-kind” by supplementing natural production. Our main project objectives are to: prevent extinction of endemic spring chinook salmon populations, develop an understanding of basic biology for local populations, assess effectiveness of the hatchery program in using supplementation for recovery and continue to plan for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Program and consequences of delisting. The Program was integrated by comanagers to respond to changing challenges and conduct intensive monitoring and evaluation as effectively and efficiently as possible. Conventional and captive components of the Program are supported by measures 7.1B, 7.2, 7.2D, 7.3B, 7.4A, 7.4D and 7.4D2 of the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program, the Biological Opinion for Hatchery Actions, and the Snake River Salmon Recovery Team. Combined conventional and captive brood propagation techniques have been implemented as the most scientifically sound blend of techniques to achieve our goal. The captive brood component was implemented to minimize demographic risk of extinction. The conventional component was implemented to balance the captive component and increase production and reduce the genetic risk of artificial selection. The Program is expected to produce substantial adult returns to the target tributaries starting in 2002. We expect 200 adults to return per tributary when our smolt releases reach 200,000. As returns increase, production for the captive component will diminish and the conventional component will increase. Cooperative multi-agency, multi-project monitoring and evaluation of the effects of the Program on the salmon populations will be accomplished through yearly assessment of the adult populations at weirs and on spawning grounds, and resulting juvenile production, growth and juvenile migration performance. Success of conventional and captive hatchery components in augmenting natural production will be intensively monitored under criteria in the captive brood/conventional ESA permit as part of the comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan developed by comanagers.

Reviews and Recommendations

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