Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 198909801

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 Evaluate Salmon Supplementation in Idaho Rivers (ISS)
BPA Project Proposal Number 198909801
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho Fishery Resource Office
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFWS-IFRO
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jill M. Olson
Mailing Address P.O. Box 18
City, State, Zip Ahsahka, ID 83520
Phone 2084767242
Fax 2084767228
E-mail Jill_Olson@fws.gov
 
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 salmon populations in Idaho. Develop recommendations for the use of supplementation to rebuild naturally spawning populations.
Target Species Spring / Summer Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)


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, 7.1C3, 7.2A
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: ESA Section 10 permits, Federal Land Management NEPA compliance
Other Planning Document References 4.5C., 4.1, 4.1B, 4.2 - NMFS Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan, Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wit 5B pages 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.
1992 Begin supplementation and monitoring of treatment streams, and monitoring of control streams.
1995 Annual Report for 1991-93 Pete King and Clear creeks. USFWS.
1996 Small scale investigations into chinook salmon supplementation strategies and techniques: 1992-1994. Technical Reports. Perry, C.A. and T.C. Bjornn.
1997 First generation returns, a known brood stock for supplementation is established.
1997 Initiated radio telemetry study to monitor adult movement and identify spawning locations of adults released above weir.
1998 Five-year Report (1992-1997) in progress.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9005500 Steelhead Supplementation Studies 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
9102800 Monitoring Smolt Migration of Wild Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination No
9604300 Johnson Creek Artificial Propagation Enhancement- O&M, M&E Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination No
8909800 Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game Cooperator on ISS Study Yes
8909803 Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Cooperator on ISS Study Yes
8909801 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Cooperator on ISS Study Yes
20545 Salmon Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers (ISS) Yes
8909802 Nez Perce Tribe Cooperator on ISS Study 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. (Long term) 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 escapements of naturally produced salmon. X 34.0%
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 32.0%
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 34.0%
4 01/01/99 09/01/07 Supplementation recommendations completed in final study report. X 0.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 49,654
Fringe $ 13,200
Supplies field gear (boots, waders, etc.), bait, batteries, yagi antenna, radio tags(25) $ 8,500
Operating trap repairs, vehicle rental, gas $ 8,400
PIT tags 2100 @ $2.90each $ 6,090
Travel coordination meetings, training $ 3,000
Indirect USFWS Overhead @34.2% $ 33,121
Subcontractor backhoe(8hrs), trap operator (900hrs) $ 8,000
Total Itemized Budget $129,965


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $129,965
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $129,965
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 $140,000 $140,000 $140,000 $140,000
Total Outyear Budgets $140,000 $140,000 $140,000 $140,000
 

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). 1987. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Portland, Oregon. No
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
Scheaffer, R.L., W. Mendenhall, and L. Ott. 1979. Elementary survey sampling, 2nd edition. Duxbury Press, North Scituate, Massachusetts. No
Smith, S.G., J.R. Skalski, J.W. Schlechte, A. Hoffman, and V. Cassen. 1994 SURPH.1 Manual. Statistical survival analysis for fish and wildlife tagging studies. Developed for the Bonneville Power Administration. University of Washington, Center for Quanti 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 portion of Idaho Fish and Game's supplementation study is at Clear Creek and Pete King Creek on the Clearwater River. Tagged parr will be released in Pete King Creek either from Dworshak or Rapid River. Seven hundred juveniles from natural rearing will receive PIT tags. The choice of Dworshak or Rapid River stocks was not clear; are these two stocks being tested to determine which is "best" to supplement parr production in Pete King Creek? If so, are the two used in different years? How are results kept separate? If the trial is not to assess relative performance of parr stocking from the two brood sources, the purpose is not clear. Idaho Fish and Game concluded that summer counts of parr did not prove to be a useful technique. If that is the case here too, and evaluations have to be made based on smolt or adult counts, are numbers sufficient to provide useful statistical sensitivity?

Smolts from Kooskia (source of brood?) are stocked in Clear Creek where there is both an adult trapping facility and a screw trap to monitor downstream migrants. Presumably, the work is designed to be a smolt stocking treatment. Evaluation is based on 700 marked juveniles (700 each for hatchery fish and stream fish), but there is no analysis to show that with the low return rates experienced in the system that 700 juveniles will produce enough adults to complete the analysis.

Smolts are re-counted at Lower Granite Dam, adults are counted in Clear Creek, and redds are counted in both streams. The proposal is to obtain peak spawner counts, but given that such counts are notoriously unreliable, this measure of success should be re-assessed as an end-point for these research projects.


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
$130,000
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$129,965
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:
$125,590
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$125,590
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$125,590
Sponsor (USFWS) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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