Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 198805303

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 Hood River Production Program - M&E
BPA Project Proposal Number 198805303
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Business acronym (if appropriate) CTWSRO
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Michael Lambert
Mailing Address 3450 W 10th St.
City, State, Zip The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone 5412966866
Fax 5412968886
E-mail hoodriverproject@netcnct.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Gorge
Subbasin Hood
 
Short Description Implement, monitor, and evaluate actions outlined in the Hood River and Pelton Ladder Master Plans pertaining to smolt production, acclimation, and habitat. Coordinate Pelton Ladder production.
Target Species Spring chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), summer and winter steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)


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: 7.4L.1, 7.4L.2, 7.4N.1, 7.4N.2
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References CRITFC. 1996. WY-KAN-USH-MI WA-KISH-WIT, Cited: Volume II:25-26. Department of Natural Resources, CTWS, October 1993. Hood River/Pelton Ladder Master Agreement. Cited: entire document. DOE and BPA. March 1996. Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0241). Cited: entire document. DOE and BPA. July 1996. Final Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0241). Cited: entire document. ODFW and CTWS. September 1990. Hood River Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Production Plan. NPPC. 1992. NPPC approval letter for the Hood River Master Plan. April 16, 1992. NPPC. 1994. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Adopted November 15, 1982. Amended December 14, 1994. O’Toole, P., and ODFW. 1991a. Hood River Production Master Plan. Cited: entire document.


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 Completed physical stream inventories of anadromous salmonid bearing streams located on all private and selected USFS lands in the Hood River subbasin.
1995 Completed construction of rearing cells in Pelton Ladder.
1996 Completed development of the winter steelhead acclimation facility on the East Fork Hood River.
1996 Completed development of the West Fork Hood River spring chinook salmon acclimation sites (portable acclimation ponds with gravity fed pipe system).
1996 Powerdale Trapping Facility completed.
1996 Determined what subspecies of O. mykiss and O. clarki exist in the subbasin and if there are any sensitive gene pools that may be impacted by HRPP actions.
1996 Completed a radio telemetry study to assess the upstream migration of adult salmonids in the lower Hood River (Rm 0.0-4.0).
1997 Hood River Production Program EIS completed.
1997 Determination of spatial 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 1994-1997.
1997 The East Fork Irrigation District 130 cfs diversion on the East Fork Hood River was equipped with fish screens.
1998 Spring chinook salmon spawning ground surveys on the West Fork Hood River were completed from 1997-1998.
1998 Parkdale Fish Facility completed and operational.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9802100 Hood River Fish Habitat Project / Implement habitat improvement actions Yes
8902900 Hood River Production Program / Round Butte Hatchery production and Pelton Yes
9500700 Pelton Ladder Hood River Production / PGE O&M Yes
8805304 Hood River Production Program / ODFW M&E Yes
9301900 Hood River Production Program - Oak Springs, Powerdale, and Parkdale / O&M Yes
20513 Hood River / Fifteenmile Creek Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine abundance, distribution, and life history patterns of anadromous and resident fishes in the Hood River subbasin. a. Estimate juvenile rearing distribution of anadromous and resident species.
1. b. Estimate rearing densities or relative abundance of juvenile anadromous salmonids and resident trout in selected reaches.
1. c. Estimate spatial distribution or rearing juvenile anadromous salmonids and resident trout.
1. d. Estimate selected morphometric characteristics of resident trout (e.g. mean fork length, mean weight).
1. e. Assist ODFW in enumeration of all species of upstream migrant anadromous salmonids at Powerdale Dam.
1. f. Assist ODFW in monitoring naturally produced and acclimated hatchery produced smolt outmigration timing at migrant traps.
1. g. Evaluate if acclimation facilities have significantly increased numbers of hatchery smolts leaving the Hood River subbasin.
1. h. Estimate and compare median date of outmigration for naturally produced and acclimated hatchery produced smolts.
1. i. Evaluate significance of "residualism" using electrofishing and snorkel surveys.
1. j. Determine if acclimated hatchery spring chinook salmon adult returns distribute throughout the West Fork and utilize primary spawning areas.
1. k. Determine if acclimated smolts have a significantly higher smolt to adult survival rate in relation to direct released smolts.
1. l. Coordination of all monitoring and evaluation activities. Provide informational reports to agencies and public on project activities. Prepare BPA annual report.
2. Identify the population genetic structure, systematics, and distribution of genetically unique steelhead, cutthroat, and resident trout populations in the Hood River subbasin. a. Provide support to conduct laboratory work on the electrophoretic and mtDNA analysis. Work will be completed by University of Montana, contracted by ODFW. A report summarizing results will be submitted to CTWS.
3. Develop fish culture procedures for steelhead and spring chinook to minimize future genetic impacts to the wild gene pools in the Hood River subbasin. a. Periodically re-evaluate the HR/PLPP management plans and broodstock collection, spawning, and adult fish passage protocol for summer and winter steelhead and spring chinook salmon to minimize future genetic impacts.
4. Achieve an interim run of 850 jack and adult spring chinook salmon to Hood River, with a spawner escapement of 400 jacks and adults. a. Volitionally release acclimated hatchery smolts into the Hood River subbasin.
4. b. Coordinate clipping and coded-wire tagging operations for hatchery releases into the Hood.
5. Achieve an interim run of 2,340 summer steelhead to Hood River, with a spawner escapement of 1,000 (500 wild and 500 hatchery) Hood River stock a. Volitionally release acclimated hatchery smolts into the Hood River subbasin.
5. b. Coordinate clipping and coded-wire tagging operations for hatchery releases into the Hood.
6. Achieve an interim run of 2,785 winter steelhead to Hood River, with a spawner escapement of 1,000 (500 wild and 500 hatchery) Hood River stock. a. Volitionally release acclimated hatchery smolts into the Hood River subbasin.
6. b. Coordinate clipping and coded-wire tagging operations for hatchery releases into the Hood.
7. Determine the amount and condition of habitat available to andromous salmonids in the Hood River subbasin. a. Monitor selected environmental factors that may effect carrying capacity.
7. b. Estimate the quantity and quality of habitat available for spring chinook salmon and summer and winter steelhead.
7. c. Reevaluate and refine smolt carrying capacity.
7. d. Complete physical habitat surveys.
8. Restore and recover habitat lost as a consequence of man’s activities in the Hood River subbasin. . Plan, coordinate, and implement habitat projects from the Hood River Habitat Restoration/Protection Plan working document. Seek cost sharing funds for all projects.
8. . Continue to update and modify the habitat protection, restoration, and monitoring plan. Incorporate components of the watershed assessments, completed by the Hood River Watershed Group with HRPP support, and the USFS.
9. Review measures of relative "smolt quality" between fish reared in Pelton Ladder (old and new sections) and fish reared at Round Butte Hatchery (RBH), as inference that ladder-reared smolts may have superior "fitness" for survival. a. Utilize past data from several broods of ladder reared and RBH reared smolts. Compile and analyze data to provide a comparison of relative "fitness" between the groups of fish.
9. b. Determine and compare smolt survival and condition of fish in Pelton Ladder.
9. c. Summarize and report jack and adult life history and morphological data on Deschutes River stock spring chinook salmon released from Pelton Ladder and RBH.
9. d. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival rates of similar sized smolts released at the same time from RBH and Pelton Ladder (Pond H-1 vs. cells 1,2, and 6; pond H-2 vs. cell 3).
10. Conduct controlled tests at Pelton Ladder to define effective smolt production criteria that maximizes adult returns. a. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival of fish transferred to Pelton Ladder in September and November.
10. b. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival rates of small (12/lb at release; cell L-3) and medium (8/lb at release; cell L-6) size smolts reared at Pelton Ladder.
10. c. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival rates of small (12/lb at release; pond H-2) and medium (8/lb at release; pond H-1) size smolts reared at RBH.
10. d. Document fish culture activities that occur at RBH and Pelton Ladder.
10. e. Coordinate (assist) with RBH staff in sampling fish at the hatchery and ladder for condition factors prior to release.
10. f. Coordinate (assist) with RBH staff in retrieving coded-wire tags from jack and adult spring chinook collected at the Pelton Trap.
11. Measure survival of smolts produced in the (new) modified sections of Pelton Ladder and compare to (old) established pre-modification survival rates. a. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival of cells 1 and 2 (old section) with cell 6 (new section).
11. b. Calculate and compare survival rates of historic smolt releases from the old ladder section and hatchery.
12. Evaluate the effective production potential of the currently, unused area in Pelton Ladder. a. Measure adult returns provided by the new modifications to Pelton Ladder to gain inferences about the potential value of further extending production in the ladder.
12. . Measure adult returns provided by the new modifications to Pelton Ladder to gain inferences about the potential value of further extending production in the ladder.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/00 A) Collect abundance, distribution, and life history information on fishes in the Hood. B) Acclimating and volitonally releasing smolts resulted in an increased smolt outmigration, smolt-to-adult survival, and a minimal affect to wild fish. 18.0%
2 10/01/99 09/01/00 A) Identify the population structure, systematics, and distribution of steelhead and cutthroat trout. B) Historic steelhead, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout hatchery releases have not had a genetic impact on the indigenous populations. Tissue samples for genetic analysis were collected from the Hood River subbasin streams from 1994-1996. The objective 2 milestones will be completed by FY 2000. 8.0%
3 10/01/99 09/01/00 6.0%
4 10/01/99 09/01/00 Achieve an interim adult return of 850 hatchery spring chinook salmon to the mouth of the Hood River (see Hood River/Fifteenmile Creek Umbrella for long range run size objectives). The acclimation and volitional release of spring chinook salmon into the Hood River subbasin milestone will be accomplished in FY 2000. The adult return milestone will be attainable by FY 2002. 11.0%
5 10/01/99 09/01/00 Achieve an interim adult return of 1800 hatchery summer steelhead to the mouth of the Hood River (see Hood River/Fifteenmile Creek Umbrella for long range run size objectives). The adult return milestone will not be attainable for several years. The first release of Hood River stock smolts is scheduled for the spring of 1999. 11.0%
6 10/01/99 09/01/00 Achieve an interim adult return of 2250 hatchery winter steelhead to the mouth of the Hood River (see Hood River/Fifteenmile Creek Umbrella for long range run size objectives). The acclimation and volitional release of winter steelhead into the Hood River subbasin milestone will be accomplished in FY 2000. The adult return milestone will be attainable by FY 2002. 11.0%
7 10/01/99 09/01/00 Refine smolt carrying capacity for summer and winter steelhead and spring chinooks salmon This milestone will be attainble by FY 2002. 6.0%
8 10/01/99 09/01/00 9.0%
9 10/01/99 09/01/00 Finish rearing spring chinook salmon smolts in a semi-natural environment produces a higher smolt-to-adult survival rate. This milestone will be attainable by FY 2002. 5.0%
10 10/01/99 09/01/00 A) mean size at release of ladder-reared and hatchery-reared smolts will not significantly affect smolt-to-adult survival rates. This milestone will be attainable by FY 2002. 5.0%
11 10/01/99 09/01/00 Survival to adults of smolts produced in the new section of Pelton Ladder will be no different than survival of smolts produced in the old section. This milestone will be attainable by FY 2002. 5.0%
12 10/01/99 09/01/00 Smolts reared in the new modified section of Pelton Ladder have a >= smolt-to-adult survival rate as those reared in the old section. This milestone will be attainable by FY 2002. 5.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $176,475
Fringe @ 23% $ 40,589
Supplies $ 26,750
Capital radio repeater and equipment $ 12,000
Travel $ 40,450
Indirect @ 41.4% $130,784
Other office rent, utilities $ 31,640
Subcontractor $ 41,200
Total Itemized Budget $499,888


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $499,888
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $499,888
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
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon Assist in spring chinook salmon spawning ground surveys. $ 300 unknown
East Fork Irrigation District Acclimation site for winter steelhead on the East Fork Hood River $ 10,000 unknown
Long View Fibre Company Use of the West Fork Hood River acclimation site and site preparation $ 2,500 unknown
Salmon Corps - CTWSRO Assist in setup of acclimation ponds and piping. $ 10,000 unknown
U.S. Forest Service Complete EIS for acclimation sites and assist in spring chinooks salmon spawning ground surveys. $ 3,000 unknown
AmeriCorp Assist in setup of acclimation ponds and piping, provide overnight caretaker services of the acclimation facility $ 20,000 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $520,000 $540,000 $560,000 $580,000
Total Outyear Budgets $520,000 $540,000 $560,000 $580,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: This is an ongoing monitoring and evaluation project. For purposes of this proposal, objectives described above were ended on 09/2000 (end of the FY 2000 contract period) but does not represent the actual end date of those objectives.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
CRITFC. 1996. WY-KAN-USH-MI WA-KISH-WIT. The Columbia River Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama Tribes. Portland, Oregon. No
CTWS and ODFW, cooperators. 1996. Annual progress report. Hood River and Pelton Ladder evaluation studies. Annual Progress Report of the CTWS and ODFW (Projects 88-053-03 and 88-053-04) to Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Portland, Oregon. No
CTWS and ODFW, cooperators. January 1998. Annual progress report. Hood River and Pelton Ladder evaluation studies. Annual Progress Report of the CTWS and ODFW (Projects 88-053-03 and 88-053-04) to BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
CTWS and ODFW, cooperators. In Print. Annual progress report for FY1997. Hood River and Pelton Ladder evaluation studies. Annual Progress Report of the CTWS and ODFW (Projects 88-053-03 and 88-053-04) to BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
Department of Natural Resources, Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. October 1993. Hood River/Pelton Ladder master agreement. Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
DOE and BPA (U.S. Department of Energy and Bonneville Power Administration). March 1996. Hood River fisheries project. Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0241). Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
DOE and BPA (U.S. Department of Energy and Bonneville Power Administration). July 1996. Hood River fisheries project. Final Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0241). Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
NEOH Project (Northeast Oregon Hatchery Project). 1991. Hood River Master Plan. Draft monitoring and evaluation plan produced for NPPC’s Monitoring and Evaluation Group review. CTWS, Warm Springs, Oregon. No
Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC). 1987. Columbia River basin fish and wildlife program. Portland, Oregon. No
NPPC. 1989. Documentation from System Planning Model. Monitoring and Evaluation Group. Portland, Oregon. No
NPPC. 1992. NPPC approval letter for the Hood River Master Plan to Zane Jackson, Chairman, CTWS. April 16, 1992. No
NPPC. 1994. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Adopted November 15, 1982. Amended December 14, 1994. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
ODFW. 1995. Aquatic Inventories Project: Physical Habitat Surveys, Fish Surveys, Hood River subbasin. No
ODFW and CTWS. September, 1990. Hood River Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Production Plan. No
Olsen, E.A., R.A. French, and J.A. Newton. 1994. Hood River and pelton ladder evaluation studies. Annual Progress Report of CTWS and ODFW (Projects 88-053-04 and 88-053-03) to BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
O’Toole, P., and ODFW. 1991a. Hood River production master plan. Final report of the CTWS and the ODFW (Project 88-053, Contract DE-BI79-89BP00631 to BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
O’Toole, P., and ODFW. 1991a. Hood River production master plan (Appendices). Final report of the CTWS and the ODFW (Project 88-053, Contract DE-BI79-89BP00631 to BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
Seber, G.A.F. and J.F. Whale. 1970. The removal method for two and three samples. Biometrics:393-400. No
Smith, M. and the CTWS. 1991. Pelton ladder master plan. Final Report of ODFW and CTWS (Project 89-029, Contract DE-BI79-89BP01930) to BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
Zippin, C. 1958. The removal method of population estimation. Journal of Wildlife Management 22(1): 82-90. No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract


Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

ISRP Preliminary Review , ISRP 99-2 Recommendation:
Fund (high priority).
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Fund (high priority). OK for multi-year funding; review on an annual basis for progress towards meeting objectives.

Comments: Overall, this was a complete and well-detailed proposal. This program is integrally linked to a large number of other projects; together with 8805304, it serves as the backbone of the evaluation of the HRPP. Its continuation seems imperative for a successful program. The objectives and activities were clearly explained, even though this is a large and complex project. Past progress has been clearly demonstrated; feasibility and value of continuation seems very high. The progressive nature of this project warrants publication in peer-reviewed journals. They should have included more results of previous studies by ODFW and CTWSRO. They need better description of their sampling effort and sample size. Are the sample sizes large enough to test the hypotheses? Other areas the proposal could have better addressed include the methods under objective 1, e.g. how will the hypothesis be tested? What will be done under objectives 2 and 3? Under objective 9, statistical tests for comparing survival rates are not mentioned. When will this project be complete?


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$500,000
Comment:

CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Criteria all: Met? yes -

CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
#1 objective/task overlap with 8805304 but activities distinct. Implements Obj 1-4.#3 92%BPA. #7 lost prior BPA investment. Need to maintain data stream for re-evaluate project in 2002. Becomes more important as populations listed.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$499,888
Comment:
[Decision made in 9-22-99 Council Meeting]

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$516,646
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$516,646
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$516,646
Sponsor (Warm Springs Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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