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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 Northeast Oregon Hatcheries Planning and Implementation - ODFW
BPA Project Proposal Number 198805305
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 Bruce Eddy
Mailing Address 107 20th St.
City, State, Zip LaGrande, OR 97850
Phone 5419632138
Fax 5419636670
E-mail neroadmn@oregontrail.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Grande Ronde
 
Short Description Work with comanagers to develop endemic broodstocks for supplementation of spring chinook salmon in the Grande Ronde basin and continue planning for additional anadromous salmonid enhancement programs in the Grande Ronde, Imnaha, and WallaWalla basins.
Target Species Spring Chinook, Fall Chinook, Steelhead, Coho


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: 7.2, 7.4L
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: 95-98 Hatchery Operations in the Columbia River Basin, Consultation No.383; ESA Sec. 10 Permits 847-Imnaha Spring Chinook and 1011-Grande Ronde Spring Chinook
Other Planning Document References Chapter 7, Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan - August 8, 1997 Draft; Volume 2, Grande Ronde and Imnaha sections of Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wit


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
1997 Comanagers installed temporary adult collection facilities in upper Grande Ronde River, Catherine Creek, and Lostine River and began collecting adult chinook. ODFW spawned and reared progeny of adults collected from Lostine River.
1998 Completed long-term management plan for Grande Ronde endemic spring chinook program and applied for modification of ESA Section 10 Permit No. 1011. Plan was developed cooperatively with NPT, CTUIR, and USFWS.
1998 Completed designs for new adult collection and juvenile acclimation facilities in upper Grande Ronde River, Catherine Creek, and Lostine River. Received approval to begin construction, secured landowner agreements, and will begin construction in winter.
1998 Comanagers operated temporary adult collection facilities in upper Grande Ronde River, Catherine Creek, and Lostine River.
1998 Completed a long-term management plan for research and enhancement of Imnaha River chinook and applied for new ESA Section 10 Permit. The plan was developed cooperatively with NPT and USFWS.
1998 Reviewed drafts of master plan documents prepared by or for NPT and provided comments to NPT. Wrote a captive broodstock alternative and submitted it to NPT for inclusion in Imnaha master plan.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8805301 Northeast Oregon Hatchery Master Plan, NPT Cooperative Project No
8805302 Plan, Site, Design & Construct NEOH Hatchery, CTUIR Cooperative Project No
9800702 Grande Ronde Supplementation - O&M/M&E, NPT Implementation of GRESP No
9800703 Conduct Satellite Facility O&M and Program M&E for GRESP, CTUIR Implementation of GRESP No
9801006 Captive Broodstock Artificial Propagation, NPT Implementation of GRESP No
9600800 PATH/ELH Provide information for M&E No
9202601 Grande Ronde Model Watershed - Project Planning Support No
9402700 Grande Ronde Model Watershed Habitat Projects No
8909600 Genetics of Snake River Salmon and Steelhead, NMFS Genetics monitoring for GRESP and information needed for steelhead planning. Comanagers of GRESP will collect samples during field activities No
20512 Grande Ronde River Subbasin Yes
8805305 Northeast Oregon Hatcheries Planning and Implementation - ODFW Yes
9202604 Spring Chinook Salmon Early Life History Evaluation Yes
9405400 Bull Trout Genetics, Habitat Needs, Life History, etc. Yes
9801001 Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Captive Broodstock Program Yes
8402500 Protect and Enhance Fish Habitat in Grande Ronde Basin Streams Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Provide timely and effective input to NPT and CTUIR on development of Master Plans for enhancement of anadromous salmonids in the Imnaha, Grande Ronde and Walla Walla Basins. a. Provide timely responses to requests for review of draft Master Plan documents.
1. b. Assist with preparation of Master Plans.
1. c. Continue cooperating with tribal and federal comanagers to develop management strategies for recovery and enhancement of anadromous salmonids in target basins.
2. Begin planning for conversion to endemic summer steelhead broodstocks for hatchery programs in the Grande Ronde basin. a. Review available information on escapement, distribution, stock structure, and genetics of Grande Ronde basin summer steelhead.
2. b. Coordinate with NPT, CTUIR, USFWS, NMFS, and WDFW to develop strategies for managing an endemic summer steelhead program in the Grande Ronde basin.
2. c. Conduct a review of existing and needed facilities for endemic summer steelhead program in the Grande Ronde basin.
3. Develop annual operating plans for implementation of the conventional component of the Grande Ronde Basin Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Program (GRESP) a. Coordinate with NPT, CTUIR, and USFWS to develop annual plans for the operation of the program.
4. Develop endemic broodstocks to reduce the decline and contribute to recovery Grande Ronde basin spring chinook by coordinating with NPT, CTUIR, and USFWS to implement the conventional component of GRESP. a. Safely transport spring chinook salmon adults to Lookingglass Hatchery from trapping sites on the upper Grande Ronde River, Catherine Creek, and Lostine River. Adult collection facilities are operated by NPT (Lostine) and CTUIR (UGR and CC).
4. b. Spawn endemic spring chinook adults at Lookinglass Hatchery keeping adults from each subbasin separate.
4. c. Rear progeny of endemic chinook adults to pre-smolt stage at Lookingglass Hatchery
4. d. Safely transport pre-smolt chinook juveniles from Lookingglass Hatchery to acclimation facilities on their parent streams. Acclimation facilities are operated by comanagers from NPT (Lostine R.) and CTUIR (upper Grande Ronde R. and Catherine Cr.).
5. Evaluate the success of the Grande Ronde Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Program a. Compare performance of natural, conventional hatchery, and captive broodstock components of the program by comparisons of progeny-to-parent ratios, survival rates among life stages, and survival to mainstem dams.
5. b. Utilize data collected from other projects (eg. Early Life History Study) for evaluations of program success.
5. c. Conduct multiple spawning surveys in supplemented and non-supplemented streams in the basin to evaluate: effects of the program on spawner distribution, survival, and behavior; contribution of hatchery adults to spawning; and, progeny-to-parent ratios.
5. d. Monitor genetic and life history characteristics of supplemented and non-supplemented populations in the basin and hatchery and natural chinook in supplemented sub-basins.
6. Monitor fish health at all stages in the Grande Ronde Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Program. a. Monitor adult mortalities and spawned adults for presence of viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic agents.
6. b. Conduct monthly monitoring of hatchery reared juveniles to assess presence of viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic agents.
6. c. Conduct examinations at all life stages when unusual loss occurs to derermine cause of loss and recommend preventative and therapeutic treatment.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 04/01/00 03/01/01 Completion of Master Plans 10.0%
2 04/01/00 03/01/01 Completion of plan and facilities review for endemic steelhead 15.0%
3 04/01/00 03/01/01 5.0%
4 04/01/00 03/01/01 Release juvenile progeny of endemic broodstock 50.0%
5 04/01/00 03/01/01 15.0%
6 04/01/00 03/01/01 5.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Approximately 4 FTE $106,923
Fringe 36% for permanents, 45% for seasonals $ 44,973
Supplies $ 61,220
Operating $ 56,600
Capital Facility improvements at Lookingglass Hatchery to accommodate GRESP $152,000
Travel $ 21,400
Indirect 35.5% $157,306
Subcontractor Steelhead facility review $ 60,000
Total Itemized Budget $660,422


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $660,422
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $660,422
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
Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Funding for base program in Grande Ronde and Imnaha basins $1,500,000 unknown
ODFW District biologists' participation in planning and implementation $ 70,000 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $600,000 $600,000 $400,000 $400,000
Total Outyear Budgets $600,000 $600,000 $400,000 $400,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
CRITFC (Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission). 1996. Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit: Spirit of the Salmon. The Columbia River anadromous fish restoration plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama Tribes. Vols. I and II. Portland, Oregon No
Currens, K., J. Lannan, B. Riddell, D. Tave, and C. Wood. 1996. Responses of the independent scientific panel to questions about the interpretation of genetic data for spring chinook salmon in the Grande Ronde basin. US v. OR Dispute Resolution, 1996. No
Herrig, D. 1998. Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Background. pages 14-19 in: Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Status Review Symposium. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Boise, Idaho. No
Maynard, D.J., T.A. Flagg, and C.V.W. Mahnken (editors). 1996. Development of a natural rearing system to improve supplemental fish quality, 1991-1995. Report to Bonneville Power Asministration, Contract DE-AI79-91BP20651, 231p. No
Nehlsen, W.J., J.E. Williams, and J.A. Lichatowich. 1991. Pacific salmon at the crossroads: stocks at risk from California, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Fisheries 16(2):4-21. No
NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) 1997. Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan, August 8, 1997 Draft. National Marine Fisheries Service, Portland, Oregon. No
NPPC (Northwest Power Planning Council) 1987. 1987 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. NPPC, Portland, Oregon. No
NPPC (Northwest Power Planning Council) 1994. 1994 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. NPPC, Portland, Oregon. No
ODFW (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) 1996. Application For An Emergency Permit For Scientific Purposes And To Enhance The Propagation Or Survival Of Endangered Grande Ronde River Basin Spring Chinook Salmon Under The ESA. ODFW, Portland, Oregon. No
ODFW (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) 1998a. Application For A Permit For Scientific Research And To Enhance The Propagation Or Survival Of Endangered Imnaha River Chinook Salmon Under The Endangered Species Act of 1973. ODFW, Portland, Oregon. No
ODFW 1998b. Request For Modification Of Permit 1011 For Scientific Research And To Enhance The Propagation Or Survival Of Endangered Grande Ronde River Basin Spring Chinook Salmon Under The Endangered Species Act. ODFW, Portland, Oregon. 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:
Do Not Fund
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Do not fund. The proposal is not scientifically sound; it lacks adequate detail on rationale and methods.

Comments: This proposal is from ODFW to participate in planning and implementation of NEOH, particularly for spring chinook and possibly steelhead, coho, and sockeye. It is stated that planning might also cover species other than chinook; this is disturbingly vague. It would be desirable to have an integrated master plan for all of the species to improve efficiencies and reduce overlap. This would seem to be a role of ODFW.

Although this proposal fits under the umbrella for spring chinook, conversion to endemic summer steelhead broodstocks represents a major component of the project. Monitoring includes assessment of the effects of the program on spawner distribution, survival, and behavior; contribution of hatchery adults to spawning; and progeny-to-parent ratios. Genetic and life-history characteristics of supplemented and non-supplemented populations in the basin and the hatchery will also be evaluated. Assessment of viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic agents will occur in natural spawning areas and hatcheries. Additionally, it appears that the proposers are introducing conventional "enhancement" production along with the openly proposed "supplementation."

The proposal has many weaknesses, failing to provide needed detail and justification for the project. The methods are only superficially described. The methods sections refer to documents that purportedly describe methodologies and justification for activities associated with the program, but details were entirely lacking so quality of the approach could not be assessed. Information on monitoring the project to evaluate its success was vague. What methods and criteria will be used to determine success or failure? The proposal has little detail on either monitoring and evaluation or "adaptive management". Monitoring components outlined in this proposal should be associated with milestones and summarized in previous accomplishments. The reviewers conclude that the proposal is of questionable benefit to fish.

The budget gives no defense of personnel requirements or capital costs. What will the 4 FTEs be doing? Capital costs "for facilities we expect will be needed" are not justified (the unexplained anticipated need does not provide rationale or justification for such expenditures). Additionally, the supplies budget is large and inadequately justified.


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 Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$226,000
Comment:

ISRP Final Review , ISRP 99-4 Recommendation:
Fund in Part
Date:
Oct 29, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Fund in part. Fund the spring chinook Grande Ronde and Imnaha objectives, which involve some capital modifications to Lookingglass Hatchery. Do not fund the reintroduction efforts or efforts to use local endangered stocks to support harvest. See project 8805301.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund in part
Date:
Nov 8, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
(3). Northeast Oregon Hatcheries Planning And Implementation - ODFW, Project ID #8805305, FY00 CBFWA Rec. $226,000.

Description/Background: ODFW's primary objective is to provide timely and effective input to NPT and CTUIR on development of Master Plans for Imnaha, Grande Ronde and Walla Walla Basins.

ISRP Review: Fund in part. Fund the spring chinook Grande Ronde and Imnaha objectives, which involve some capital modifications to Lookingglass Hatchery. Do not fund the reintroduction efforts or efforts to use local endangered stocks to support harvest. See project 8805301.

Discussion and Council Recommendations: Of the $226,000 CBFWA recommended funding level, approximately $45,000 is directly allocated to master plan development (Objective 1). Lookinglass improvements should not be funded prior to master plan development and approval. Please see recommendations for item (2)(above). The operations and maintenance portion of existing program should continue to receive sufficient funding in the interim.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$169,500
Comment:
[Decision made in 12-7-99 Council Meeting]; Fund completion of master plan and 3-step 4/15/00, remainder as placeholder. (Funding for project #199800704)

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
capital
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$ 69,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 20,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 20,000
Sponsor (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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