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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 Imnaha River Smolt Monitoring Program Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 198712703
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries/Watershed Program
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Peter Cleary
Mailing Address 612 SW 2nd St.
City, State, Zip Enterprise, OR 97828
Phone 5414265986
Fax 5414262096
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Imnaha
Short Description Operate smolt traps to provide the Fish Passage Center with information and indices on spring emigration timing, estimated survival, smolt performance and health of wild and hatchery salmonid smolts from the Imnaha River to Snake and Columbia River dams.
Target Species natural spring chinook salmon, hatchery spring chinook salmon, natural steelhead trout, hatchery steelhead trout

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: 5.1B, 5.1B.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: ESA Section 10 permit 1134, ESA Section 10 permit 822
Other Planning Document References The Tribal Recovery Plan (Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit 1995) states "to develop experimental and monitoring programs in association with these projects to study the relationships between natural and supplemented components of the populations". It further suggests that smolt abundance be estimated at tributary mouths to estimate egg to smolt survival production parameter. The TRP also suggets a suite of juvenile salmon passage alternatives which would require stream reach survival estimates to evaluate effectiveness of the preferred alternative through PIT tagging of smolts.

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
1998 Data collection and summary, tasks 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6
1997 All tasks completed, final draft 11/98
1996 BPA annual report, contract DE-FC79-88FC38906-13 January 1998 632, all tasks completed
1995 BPA annual report, contract DE-FC79-88FC38906-5 January 1997 544, all tasks completed
1994 BPA annual report, contract DE-FC79-88FC38906-4 December 1995 775, all tasks completed

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8712700 Smolt Monitoring by non-Federal Entities / necessary for water budget. The projects collect similar data and report daily catch to the Fish Passage Center. PIT tag smolts for emigration timing, travel time and estimated survival to dams. The combined data enables the Fish Passage Center to meet their goals. No
8805301 Northeast Oregon Hatchery Smolt monitoring will provide evaluation of production releases No
Lower Snake River Comp. Plan Hatchery Evaluations. Coordination enables cost sharing and evaluation of natural and hatchery chinook salmon emigration timing, post-release survival estimation of hatchery chinook smolts, other smolt performance characteristics such as estimated survival to Snake River dams. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine the spring emigration timing of chinook salmon and steelhead trout smolts at the Imnaha River trap from March 15 to June 5. a. Operate the outmigrant traps 5 to 7 days per week to determine the timing of anadromous samonid smolt emigration and collect fish for tagging
1. b. Subsample the catch to estimate the length and weight of target species and species composition of the catch
1. c. Calculate Fulton's conditon factor for target species
1. d. Inspect target species for descaling and examine fins for damage as an indicator of general fish health
1. e. Report outmigration information to the FPC two times per week by 1600 hours in a standard format determined by the FPC
2. Determine the emigration timing and travel time of previously PIT tagged natural and hatchery steelhead trout smolts through interrogation at the lower Imnaha River trap from March 15 to June 5. a. Obtain release time and tag information for previously PIT tagged natural and hatchery chinook salmon and steelhead trout smolts from ODFW and the NPT
2. b. Interrogate all fish collected for the presence of PIT tags
2. c. Determine outmigration timing and travel time of previously PIT tagged natural and hatchery smolts at the Imnaha River trap
2. d. Report all interrogation files to PTAGIS within 48 hours
3. Determine the emigration timing, travel time, recovery rate and estimated survival of natural and hatchery steelhead trout, PIT tagged at the Imnaha River trap, through the Snake and Columbia river dams. a. PIT tag 1,400 actively outmigrating natural steelhead trout smolts over a seven week period (200 fish per week).
3. b. PIT tag 3,200 actively migrating hatchery steelhead trout smolts over a five week period (640 fish per week). Weekly tagging is to be done over a one to three day period if possible.
3. c. Edit and validate all PIT tag files using PITVAL before submission to PTAGIS.
3. d. Upload PIT tagging files to PTAGIS within 48 hours.
3. e. Retrieve PIT tag recovery and travel time data from PTAGIS for Snake and Columbia river dams.
3. f. Calculate outmigration timing of PIT tagged natural and hatchery steelhead trout smolts from the Imnaha River to the Snake and Columbia River Dams.
3. g. Determine the travel time and recovery rate of PIT tagged natural and hatchery steelhead trout smolts to Lower Granite Dam.
3. h. Estimate the survival of PIT tagged natural and hatchery steelhead trout smolts to Lower Granite Dam and other dams.
4. Provide a final report summarizing the results of Imnaha River smolt monitoring studies. a. Prepare a final report of all spring smolt monitoring activities conducted in the Imnaha River during the monitoring period.
4. b. Summerize all data collected on spring chinook and report to the NPT project leader for the LSRCP Studies.
5. Manage and coordinate the PIT tag database for the Nez Perce Tribe's Enterprise Field Office a. Manage the PIT tag database for this project and provide reports for management review.
5. b. Coordinate all NPT PIT tagging projects in the Northeastern Oregon area with appropriate state, federal, and tribal agencies.
5. c. Provide NPT's Research Coordinator with technical assistance in implimenting ISO tags and transceivers in Northeastern Oregon.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 02/01/00 01/01/20 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1f 15.0%
2 02/01/00 01/01/20 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e 15.0%
3 02/01/00 01/01/20 3a, 3b, 3e, 3f, 3g, 3h 15.0%
4 06/01/00 02/01/20 4a Annual Report Publication 40.0%
5 01/01/00 01/01/20 15.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 3 FTE, 2PTE, and Admin. Support $ 91,088
Fringe 27% FTE, 12% PTE $ 17,244
Supplies Office Services, supplies and utilities, telephone, internet, & rent $ 11,136
Operating vehicle lease and maintainace, trap repair $ 13,080
Capital computer and software upgrades, field communication equipment $ 3,140
PIT tags 4600 $ 13,340
Travel $ 4,960
Indirect $ 28,734
Other New PIT tagging equipment $ 6,000
Total Itemized Budget $188,722

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $188,722
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $188,722
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
USFWS/LSRCP $ 61,620 unknown
Vehicles and mileage $ 6,000 unknown
Office Services - supplies, office rent, telephone, fax. $ 6,420 unknown
Field Supplies - incl. trap maintenance $ 4,600 unknown
Perdiem $ 3,000 unknown
PIT Tags (14,600 tags @2.90/tag) $ 42,340 unknown
Screw Traps - two 7' traps $ 30,000 unknown
Computers - two desk top and two laptops $ 10,400 unknown
Trailer -one purchased, two surplus trailers $ 12,000 unknown
PIT Tag Station $ 8,000 unknown
Indirect Rate (excl. equipment) $ 18,700 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $174,000 $177,000 $180,000 $183,000
Total Outyear Budgets $174,000 $177,000 $180,000 $183,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: High river water discharge and debris loads may preclude trap operations and data collection for the Fish Passage Center. These conditions may damage the trap, cause debris to injure fish in the trap, or create unsafe conditions for the crew.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Ashe, B. L., A. C. Miller, P. A. Kucera, and M. L. Blenden. 1995. Spring outmigration of wild and hatchery chinook salmon and steelhead trout smolts from the Imnaha River, March 1 - June 15, 1994. FPC Technical Report. NPT DFRM Lapwai, Idaho No
Bagenal, T. B., and F. W. Tesch. 1978. Age and growth. Pages 101-136 in T.B.Bagenal, editor. Methods for assessment of fish production in fresh waters, 3rd edition. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, England. No
Bell, Milo C. 1981. Updated Compendium on success of passage of small fish through turbines. US Army Corps. of Engineers, North Pacific Division No
Blenden, M. L., R. S. Osborne, and P. A. Kucera. 1996. Spring outmigration of wild and hatchery chinook salmon and steelhead trout smolts from the Imnaha River, Oregon, February 6 - June 20, 1995. Fish Passage Center Technical Report. NPT DFRM. Lapwai, ID No
Efron, B., and R. Tibshirani. 1986. Bootstrap methods for standard errors, confidence intervals, and other measures of statistical accuracy. Statistical Science 1:54-77. No
Giorgi, A.E. and L. Stuehrenberg.. 1988. Lower granite pool and turbine survival study, 1987. Portland, Bonneville Power Administration. Oregon:30. No
Independent Scientific Group. 1996. Return to the River. Restoration of salmonid fishes in the Columbia River ecosystem. Prepublication copy. Sept. 10, 1996. 584 pp. No
Iwamoto, R.N., W.D. Muir,B.P. Sandford, K.W. McIntyre, D.A. Frost, J.G. Williams, S.G. Smith and J.R. Skalski. 1994. Survival estimates for the passage of juvenile salmonids through Snake River dams and reservoirs. BPA. Portland, Oregon. No
James, G. 1984. Imnaha River basin recommended salmon and steelhead habitat improvement measures. Working paper. Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. No
Kennen, J. G., S. J. Wisniewski, N. H. Ringler, and H. M. Hawkins. 1994. Application and modification of an auger trap to quantify emigrating fishes in Lake Ontario tributaries. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 14:828-836. No
Kucera, P. A. 1989. Nez Perce Tribal review of the Imnaha River Lower Snake River Compensation Plan. Working paper. LSRCP Technical Report AFF1/LSR-89-08. Nez Perce tribe Fisheries Management, Lapwai, Idaho No
Long, C.W. 1968. Diel movement and vertical distribution of juvenile anadromous fish in turbine intakes. U.S. Fishery Bulletin 66:599-609. No
Long, C.W., F.J. Ossiander, T.E. Ruehle and G.M. Mathews. 1975. Survival of coho salmon fingerlings passing through operating turbines with and …without a flow detector. NMFS/NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center: 8 No
Matthews, G. M., J. R. Harmon, S. Achord, O. W. Johnson, and L. A. Kubin. 1990.Evaluation of transportation…on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, 1989. Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Contract DACW68-84-H0034. NMFS. Seattle, Washington. No
Matthews, G. M., S. Accord, J. R. Harmon, O. W. Johnson, D. M. Marsh, B. P. Sandford, N. N. Paasch, K. W. McIntyre, and K. L. Thomas. 1992. Evaluation of transportation of juvenile salmonids…Columbia and Snake Rivers, 1990.Report to USACE, Seattle No
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Prentice, E. F., D. L. Park, T. A. Flagg, and S. McCutcheon. 1986. A study to determine the biological feasibility of a new fish tagging system, 1985-1986. Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Contract DE-A179-83BP11982, Project 83-119. NMFS No
Prentice, E. F., T. A. Flagg, C. S. McCutcheon, D. F. Brastow, and D. C. Cross. 1990b. Equipment, methods, and an automated data-entry station for PIT tagging. American Fisheries Society Symposium 7:335-340. No
Skalski, J.R. et al.1994. Statistical Survival Analysis of Fish and Wildlife Tagging Studies (SURPH.1). BPA project # 89-107. Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. No
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Thedinga, J. F., M. L. Murphy, S. W. Johnson, J. M. Lorenz, and K. V. Koski. 1994. Determination of salmonid smolt yield with rotary screw traps in the Situk River, Alaska, to predict effects of glacial flooding. North American J.F.M. 14:837-851 Yes
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Section 7. Abstract


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