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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 Umatilla River Basin Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation
BPA Project Proposal Number 199000501
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) CTUIR
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Gary James
Mailing Address P.O. Box 638
City, State, Zip Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone 5412764109
Fax 5412764348
E-mail jaburke@uninet.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Umatilla
 
Short Description Monitor and evaluate natural spawning, rearing, migration, survival, life histories, age and growth characteristics, and genetic characteristics of adult salmon and steelhead and their natural progeny in the Umatilla River Basins.
Target Species Spring Chinook Salmon, Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Summer Steelhead, Bull 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: 4.2A, 4.3C.1, 7.1A.2, 7.1C.3, 7.1C.4 and 7.1D.2
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
Other Planning Document References Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit, Volume I, 5b-13 (CRITFC 1995) Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit, Volume II, pages 42-45, and 52-54 (CRITFC 1995) Umatilla Hatchery Master Plan, pages 60-87 (CTUIR 1989) Northeast Oregon Hatchery Project, Umatilla Hatchery Supplementation Master Plan, pages 19-21 (CTUIR 1998) Umatilla Basin recommened salmon and steelhead habitat (hatchery and passage) improvement measures (CTUIR 1984) A Comprehensive Plan for Rehabilitation of Anadromous Fish Stocks in the Umatilla River Basin (CTUIR 1986) Umatilla Basin Annual Operation Plan, Section VIII (ODFW and CTUIR 1998)


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 Spawning Surveys - Annual spawning surveys document the location and timing of spawning for each species and stock. Annually, we estimated prespawning mortality, total number of redds, the ratio of redds/adult available to spawn and total egg deposition
1993 Habitat surveys Habitat surveys were coordinated and conducted by CTUIR, USFS and ODFW. CTUIR completed intensive habitat assessments on 138.5 miles of stream in the basin (1993-1998).
1994 Radio telemetry This project completed a three-year evaluation of the adult passage facilities using radio telemetry techniques. We documented the successful passage of salmon and steelhead over all irrigation diversions in the Umatilla River.
1992 Genetic monitoring - We collected samples for the genetic studies conducted by Currens and Schreck (1993, 1995). In 1999 we will collect additional samples for a follow up genetic evaluation study contracted with CRITFC
1993 Trapping – We operated traps from 1993 to the present. We placed traps in tributaries, the upper mainstem Umatilla and in the mid-mainstem Umatilla River.
1993 Salmonid density and abundance estimates - This project examines salmonid populations to determine their rearing success and production potential (1993-1998).
1994 Salmonid index - We have established permanent index sites to monitor annual reproduction and rearing success of natural salmonids (1994-1998).
1993 Residualization - We have observed few residual hatchery reared Umatilla steelhead during extensive sampling from 1993 through 1998.
1993 Life Histories - We have developed detailed knowledge of juvenile salmonid life histories in the Umatilla Basin by combining data from traps, electrofishing data (all four seasons) and from salmonid age and growth data
1993 Natural salmonid production estimates
1993 Harvest monitoring - CTUIR monitors the tribal harvest of summer steelhead and salmon.
1993 Temperature monitoring - This project monitors water temperatures throughout the Umatilla River Basin in coordination with other CTUIR projects, ODFW, USFS and BOR.
1993 Bull trout information - Workers record all pertinent data from any bull trout observed or collected during field activities (surveys, electrofishing, trapping, etc.).


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8805302 Design and Construct Umatilla Hatchery, Supplement Our project will measure the success of project No. 8805302 in terms of increased natural production No
8373600 Umatilla Passage Facility Operations and Maintenance. Our project measures the success of project No. 8373600 in terms of increased natural production No
8902700 Power Repay Operations and Maintenance for USBR CRP Project Our project measures the success of project No. 8902700 in terms of increased natural production No
8343500 Umatilla Hatchery Satellite Operation and Maintenance Our project measures the success of project No. 8343500 in terms of increased natural production No
8802200 Umatilla Fish Passage Operations Our project measures the success of project No. 8802200 in terms of increased natural production No
8710001 Umatilla Fish Habitat Enhancement Our project measures the success of project No. 8710001 in terms of increased natural production No
9000501 Umatilla Natural Production M & E (subject sub-proposal, this document) Yes
9000500 Umatilla Hatchery M&E (sub-proposal submitted separately) Yes
8902401 Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Outmigration and Survival (sub-proposal sub Yes
20516 Umatilla Production M&E Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Monitor spawning activities of hatchery and natural spring and fall chinook and coho salmon, and summer steelhead in the Umatilla River Basin. a. Document the number and locations of redds and examine carcasses in index areas and in other areas throughout the basin as conditions allow.
1. b. Estimate survival to spawning and total egg deposition by species and reach.
1. c. Collect and record length, sex, pre/post spawn mortality data, coded wire tags, marks, fin clips, kidney samples and scales from the appropriately marked carcasses examined on the spawning grounds.
1. d. Bag, label, freeze and deliver snouts and kidney samples to the appropriate research laboratories for analysis.
1. e. Digitize and summarize data, report findings, and discuss management implications
2. Estimate timing and survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead migrating from the headwaters of the Umatilla River to the Lower Columbia (John Day and Bonneville Dam PIT tag interrogation sites). a. PIT tag natural juvenile chinook and summer steelhead collected in the headwaters of the Umatilla River Basin with rotary screw traps, electrofishing and other methods
2. b. Develop and submit tagging, mortality and release files to PTAGIS
2. c. Extract and examine PIT tag detections from PTAGIS detection files
2. d. Estimate timing and minimum in-river survival from PIT tag detections at down-river sites
2. e. Estimate smolt to adult survival from detections of PIT tagged adults returning in future years at mainstem dams and at TMD.
2. f. Report findings and discuss management implications.
3. Estimate juvenile salmonid abundance and rearing densities in index sites and selected stream reaches in the Umatilla River Basin. a. Electrofish established index sites. Isolate the site with block-nets and use depletion methods to estimate salmonid densities.
3. b. Electrofish selected stream reaches using block-nets and depletion methods to estimate salmonid densities and abundance in priority areas as defined by the Management Oversight Committee.
3. c. Digitize and summarize capture data, estimate densities and abundance, examine trends, report findings and discuss management implications.
4. Estimate tribal harvest of adult salmon and steelhead returning to the Umatilla River Basin (in cooperation with BIA). a. Design and implement a roving creel survey and phone survey depending on season and location of fisheries as determined by tribal authorities.
4. b. Digitize and summarize data, estimate harvest and report findings.
5. Monitor stream temperatures in the Umatilla River Basin in cooperation with other monitoring agencies a. Meet with other agencies to coordinate temperature-monitoring activities.
5. b. Deploy 6 Ryan RTM2000 and 15 Vemco Minilog thermographs in April of 2000. Check status and function of thermographs in July
5. c. Retrieve thermographs in November. Download, summarize and graph data. Examine trends, report findings and discuss management implications.
6. Determine age, growth and life history characteristcs of bull trout, salmon and steelhead in the Umatilla River Basin. a. Take scales from juvenile and adult salmon and steelhead during trapping, electrofishing and spawning surveys.
6. b. Mount and press adult scale samples. Place juvenile scales directly between labeled acetate sheets at the time of sampling.
6. c. Determine the proportion of unmarked adult salmon that are of hatchery and natural origin based on circuli counts from the scale focus to the first annuli.
6. d. Determine the years of freshwater and saltwater rearing of adult natural steelhead and salmon.
6. e. Digitize and summarize data, report findings and discuss management implications.
7. Determine and compare genetic characteristics of Umatilla River steelhead with previous genetic data. a. Deliver genetic samples collected in FY1999 to one or several laboratories for analysis. CRITFC geneticists will analyze the data, report findings and discuss management implications (FY2000).
7. b. Attach geneticists' report to annual report.
8. Improve and update the monitoring and evaluation strategies for the Umatilla River Basin. Coordinate with the Management Oversight Committee to ensure an effective M&E program. a. Meet with Management Oversight Committee to determine monitoring needs.
8. b. Modify and develop the monitoring and evaluation program to meet identified needs.
9. Examine the movements of 30 adult fall chinook salmon after transport to the Umatilla River from Priest Rapids Hatchery and/or Ringold Springs Hatchery. a. Radio-tag and release 30 adult fall chinook salmon into the Umatilla River in early to mid October.
9. b. Monitor the movement of tagged adult fall chinook with fixed site and mobile receivers.
9. C. Summarize results, report findings and discuss management implications.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 11/01/85 12/01/07 25.0%
2 03/01/98 12/01/07 15.0%
3 06/01/93 12/01/07 25.0%
4 04/01/93 12/01/07 4.0%
5 05/01/93 12/01/07 4.0%
6 04/01/93 12/01/07 4.0%
7 03/01/93 12/01/09 15.0%
8 03/01/99 12/01/07 4.0%
9 10/01/99 01/01/00 4.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 6.25 FTE $270,165
Fringe 29% $ 78,348
Supplies $ 19,700
PIT tags 3000 $ 8,700
Travel $ 29,200
Indirect 34% $138,078
Subcontractor CRITFC Genetics Work $ 65,000
Total Itemized Budget $609,191


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $609,191
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $609,191
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
BIA Harvest Monitor $ 30,000 unknown
CTUIR Summer Youth, Bio-Aids $ 14,400 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $586,000 $625,000 $660,000 $695,000
Total Outyear Budgets $586,000 $625,000 $660,000 $695,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: This is a long-term monitoring project. We have crews working in the field every week of the year. Scheduling changes would not affect this project unless it removed personnel from the field.


Section 6. References

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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 in part
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Fund in part at a reduced level. Improve the focus. Review next year.

Comments: There is overlap of tasks within two proposals: 9000501 and 8902401. Both projects intend to measure survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead using PIT tag technology. Proposal 9000501 proposes to go a step further and estimate smolt-to-adult return ratios. All of the monitoring and evaluation proposals for the Umatilla Basin describe objectives to monitor natural production. There should be some monitoring of natural production, but this proposal seems overly broad. With respect to monitoring potential spawning sites, the workload seems formidable. Perhaps some of the questions could be answered in smaller bites. There is a need to streamline the activities. Monitoring at index sites could answer the same questions. Improved coordination among the projects may assist in this.

To be realistic, the proposal to estimate smolt-to-adult return rates should include an analysis of the numbers of juveniles that would need to be tagged and the corresponding numbers of adults to be recovered in order to accomplish a useful estimate. It is likely that these numbers can not be achieved, given the circumstances involved, i.e. small population, low detection rate of adults, etc. The harvest numbers provided (38 steelhead, 183 chinook in the river fisheries) do not suggest a high degree of success under the present strategies.


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:
Reduce Objectives 1, 2 & 4. Genetic samples but no analysis. Potential duplicative efforts were reduced and/or coordination was improved. Costs reduced as a result of improved efficiencies. General reduction in the scope of the project.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$480,000
Comment:

ISRP Final Review , ISRP 99-4 Recommendation:
Fund existing operations
Date:
Oct 29, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Fund existing operations. See programmatic recommendation for Umatilla and Walla Walla under project 8903500. A thorough response was provided that clarified the coordination of efforts, provided further justification for the approaches, identified uncertainties, and indicated how this work might help address the latter. Perhaps they will find survivals are very low (as found elsewhere) and below recruitment replacement. Would harvest then be eliminated?

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund existing activities
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
2000
$480,000
Comment:
[Decision made in 11-3-99 Council Meeting]; Address ISRP comments in BPA contract

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$395,129
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$395,129
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$395,129
Sponsor (Confederated Tribes Of The Umatilla Indian Reservation) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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