Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 198909800

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 Idaho Supplementation Studies
BPA Project Proposal Number 198909800
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Business acronym (if appropriate) IDFG
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Peter F. Hassemer
Mailing Address 1414 East Locust Lane
City, State, Zip Nampa, ID 83686
Phone 2084658404
Fax 2084658434
E-mail phasseme@idfg.state.id.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Salmon
 
Short Description Evaluate various supplementation strategies for maintaining and rebuilding spring/summer chinook populations in idaho. Develop recommendations for the use of supplementation to rebuild naturally spawning populations.
Target Species Snake River spring/summer 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: 7.3B.2, 7.0A, 7.1B.1, 7.1C.3, 7.2A
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: ESA Section 10 permitted, Federal Land Management NEPA compliance
Other Planning Document References 4.5C, 4.1, 4.1B, 4.2 - NMFS draft Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan, Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wit 5B page 14-23


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
1991 Identified study areas, brood stocks, facilities to be used.
1991 Brood stock development.
1992 Begin supplementation and monitoring of treatment streams, and monitoring of control streams.
1996 Small scale investigations into chinook salmon supplementation strategies and techniques: 1992-1994. Technical Report. Perry, C.A. and T.C. Bjornn.
1997 First generation returns, a known brood stock for supplementation is established.
1998 Five-year Report (1991-1996) in progress.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9005500 Steelhead Supplementation Studies Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination No
9107300 Idaho Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination No
8335000 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery- O&M Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination No
9405000 Salmon River Habitat Enhancement - O&M, M&E Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination No
9705700 Salmon River Production Program Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination No
9703000 Monitor Listed Stock Adult Chinook Salmon Escapement Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination No
9604300 Johnson Creek Artificial Propagation Enhancement- O&M, M&E Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination No
9102800 Monitoring Smolt Migration of Wild Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination No
8909800 Idaho Supplementation Studies - IDFG Yes
8909801 Idaho Supplementation Studies - USFWS Yes
8909802 Idaho Supplementation Studies - NPT Yes
8909803 Idaho Supplementation Studies - SBT Yes
20545 Idaho Supplementation Studies - Umbrella Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Monitor and evaluate the effects of supplementation on parr, pre smolt and smolt numbers, and spawning escapements of naturally produced salmon. a. Continue to implement “standardized” spawning, rearing, marking, and release protocols.
1. b. Differentially mark all hatchery supplementation and general production fish released in or nearby the study streams.
1. c. PIT tag a minimum of 700 hatchery supplementation and general production fish released in or nearby the study streams.
1. d. Release various life stages of chinook salmon. Determine fish numbers for each life stage based on existing natural production and natural rearing capacity.
1. e. Estimate late summer parr densities from snorkel surveys.
1. f. PIT tag a minimum of 700 naturally produced parr from each treatment and control stream to estimate smolt production and survival.
1. g. Use existing weirs to collect, mark (PIT tag), and enumerate emigrating fish and to identify and enumerate returning adults.
1. h. Compare natural production of supplemented populations to unsupplemented populations and baseline data.
2. Monitor and evaluate changes in natural productivity and genetic composition of target and adjacent populations following supplementation. a. Monitor productivity and genetic indices from supplemented populations and compare baseline and controls. Productivity characteristics will be evaluated as a function of density or percent carrying capacity to minimize density dependent effects confoundi
2. b. Monitor straying of hatchery supplementation fish into adjacent and control streams by weirs and carcass surveys.
2. c. Determine spawner to recruitment relationship based on determined production and productivity indices (parr and smolt numbers, adult escapements, survival, eggs/spawner etc.).
2. d. Predict population viability based on spawner to recruitment relationship to determine if the population will maintain itself through time in the absence of additional supplementation.
3. Determine which supplementation strategies (brood stock and release stage) provide the quickest and highest response in natural production without adverse effects on productivity. a. Monitor and evaluate natural production (pre smolt, Smolt and adult numbers) and productivity (survival, life stage characteristics, pathogens, straying, genetic composition) of supplemented populations and compare to baseline and controls.
3. b. Use local brood stocks with known natural component from the target population during the second generation of supplementation.
3. c. Compare natural production and productivity indices of supplemented populations using existing hatchery brood stocks (first generation) to populations using locally developed brood stocks (second generation).
3. d. Compare natural production and productivity indices among supplemented populations using parr, pre smolt, and smolt release strategies.
4. Develop supplementation recommendations. (Long term). a. Guidelines and recommendations will be developed addressing risks and benefits of supplementation (augmentation and restoration) in general and specific supplementation strategies (brood stock and release stage).

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/92 12/01/07 Evaluation of supplementation effects on numbers of presmolt and smolt, and spawning excapements of naturally produced salmon. X 31.0%
2 05/01/92 12/01/07 Evaluate increases or decreases in number of naturally produced salmon. Evaluate genetic composition of target and adjacent populations following supplementation. X 31.0%
3 05/01/92 12/01/07 Determine which brood stock and release stage result in the quickest and highest (if any) increase in natural production, without adversely effecting the productivity. X 31.0%
4 01/01/99 12/01/07 Supplementation recommendations completed in final study report. X 7.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 5.17 FTE permanent, 9.83 FTE temp. $404,222
Fringe 35% of salary $141,478
Supplies Misc. Supplies for field and office operations $ 14,000
Operating Field and Office $124,401
Capital Replace 2 vehicles with >130,000 miles; replace 2 field computers; wand-detector for CWTd fish $ 58,800
PIT tags 18,500 $ 53,650
Travel Project Coordination and meeting attendance $ 6,500
Indirect Set by IDFG, estimated to be 23% of all costs except capital acquisitions. $171,178
Total Itemized Budget $974,229


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $974,229
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $974,229
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

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $975,000 $975,000 $985,000 $990,000
Total Outyear Budgets $975,000 $975,000 $985,000 $990,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The continued decline of spring/summer chinook salmon returning to Idaho result in insufficient adult returns to provide target supplementation treatments.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC). 1994. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Portland, Oregon. No
Regional Assessment of Supplementation Project (RASP). 1991. Draft status report for review and comment. Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration PJSP, Portland, Oregon. No
ISS Project Reports No
Bowles, E. and E. Leitzinger, 1991. Salmon Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers. Experimental Design to the U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration. Project No. 89-098. Contract No. DE-B179-89BP01466. No
Salmon Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers- Five year summary report. (In progress 1999). No
Peery, C.A., and T.C. Bjornn. 1996. Small-scale investigations into chinook salmon supplementation strategies and techniques: 1992-1994. Technical Reports 96-3 ICFWRU, University of Idaho. IDFG and BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
IDFG Reports No
Leitzinger, E.J., K. Plaster, P. Hassemer, and P. Sankovich. 1996. Idaho supplementation studies annual progress report 1993. Idaho Department of Fish and Game annual report to U.S. Department of Energy-Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. No
Leitzinger, E.J., K. Plaster, and E. Bowles. 1993. Idaho supplementation studies annual report 1991-1992. Fisheries Research Section, Idaho Department of Fish and Game annual report to U.S. Department of Energy-Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, O No
Nemeth, D., K. Plaster, K. Apperson, J. Brostrom, T. Curet, and E. Brown. 1996. Idaho supplementation studies annual report 1994. Idaho Department of Fish and Game annual report to U.S. Department of Energy-Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Orego No
Nez Perce Reports No
Arnsberg, B.D. 1993. Salmon Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers. Annual work summary for 1992. U.S. Department of Energy-Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. No
Hesse, J.A., and B.D. Arnsberg. 1994. Salmon Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers. Annual Report- 1993. U.S. Department of Energy-Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. No
Hesse, J.A., P.J. Cleary, and B.D. Arnsberg. 1995. Salmon Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers. Annual Report-1994. U.S. Department of Energy-Bonneville Power Administration. Portland,Oregon. No
Sho-Ban Reports No
Keith, R.M., M. Rowe, C.A. Reighn, J.Honena, and T. Trahant. 1996. Salmon Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers-Annual Report 1995. U.S. Department of Energy-Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, Oregon. No
USFWS Reports No
Rockhold, E.A., R.B. Roseberg, and J.M. Olson. 1997. Idaho Supplementation Studies Pete King and Clear creeks progress report 1991-1993. U.S. Department of Energy-Bonneville Power Administration. 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:
Fund for one year
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Fund for one year. Subsequent funding contingent on a programmatic review of the supplementation effort in the Snake River Basin similar to the Lower Snake Compensation Plan symposium of February 1998.

Comments: This is Idaho Fish and Game's portion of the supplementation study in Johns Creek, Crooked River, American River, Red River, White Cap Creek, Crooked Fork Creek, Brushy Fork Creek, Colt Killed Creek, and Big Flat Creek in the Clearwater Drainage. In the Salmon River drainage, it also includes mid-South Fork Salmon River, Sulphur Creek, Marsh Creek drainage, North Fork Salmon River, Lemhi River, Pahsimeroi River, Upper Salmon River, and Alturas Lake Creek.

This proposal provides an excellent discussion of statistical analysis – assumptions and procedures. There is strong integration with other efforts including referencing points of debate in the literature and describing sources of uncertainty. The proposal provides an excellent discussion on the issue of supplementation.

The abstract indicates that the project assumes at the outset that supplementation is a worthwhile procedure, and that problems with it found in evaluation will be "fixed," rather than taking the more responsible outlook that supplementation may or may not be a good thing, and that if insurmountable problems with it (unavoidable, fatal flaws) are found, it will be abandoned. Study of natural populations is only vaguely mentioned. Such study ought to be emphasized as the major basis of comparison for the supplemented populations. Otherwise, the research questions posed are apt.

The methods outlined cover most of the necessities in a general way, but specifics are lacking, e.g, Task 1.e, estimate late-summer parr densities from snorkeling surveys. How will the estimation be calculated? How will sample areas be chosen? How will these areas be covered by the divers (and under what standardized conditions of weather, time of day, time of night); what data will be recorded; and by what methods of calculation will the data be converted to density estimates? Unless such questions are answered, the appropriateness of the methods cannot be judged. The one authority (Schaeffer et al. 1979) on sampling shown for this task in companion proposals in the 89098 series is not referenced in this project's proposal, and, in any event, does not appear on the basis of its title to be fully appropriate. The wording of Task 1.h is unclear: "Compare natural production or supplements populations to unsupplemented populations and baseline data." This sounds undecided about what sorts of populations to compare with what other sorts. And why even consider comparing natural production with unsupplemented populations?--aren't the two things identical?

The specific part (treatment or control) each of these streams plays in the study is not presented, but the "Umbrella Proposal" outlines what appear to be reasonable procedures for addressing problems in the analysis. By now at least a preliminary analysis should now be available to provide a basis for a project assessment. Data from the three parts of the study should be compiled and analyzed as soon as possible, and subjected to a rigorous review. The review should include an assessment of the probability that the goals can be attained under present conditions for anadromous species in the basin.


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:
These projects provide a critical component for monitoring Spring and Summer chinook in Idaho, including supplemented and wild populations. These are ongoing critical projects and we recommend funding at the requested levels in order achieve management objectives in this region. See umbrella proposal #20545.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$974,000
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$974,229
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:
$990,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$990,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$990,000
Sponsor (IDFG) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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