Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199102800

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 Monitoring Smolt Migrations of Wild Snake River Sp/Sum Chinook
BPA Project Proposal Number 199102800
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
National Marine Fisheries Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) NMFS
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Stephen Achord/Gene Matthews
Mailing Address 2725 Montlake Blvd. East
City, State, Zip Seattle, WA 98112-2097
Phone 5095477518 2068
Fax 5095474181
E-mail Steve.Achord@noaa.gov or
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Salmon
 
Short Description Collect time series information to examine migrational characteristics of wild ESA-listed Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon stocks. Mark wild spring/summer chinook salmon parr with PIT-tags annually; intercept and decode tagged smolts as they pass
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: 5.9A.1; and 5.8A.8 (partially)
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS BO RPA 13a and 13f
Other Planning Document References 2.1.d.5 of NMFS Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan.


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 Documented migrational timings of individual and combined populations of wild Snake River sp/sum. chinook salmon smolts at dams.
1997 Migrational timings of these wild fish populations at traps and dams were used for real-time management of the hydropower system operations and water budget usage.
1997 Documented environmental conditions within some streams where PIT-tagged wild parr reside.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8909800 Idaho Supplementation Studies Screw Trap operations in 9102800 study streams critical for assessing relationships between fish movement and environmental factors. No
9202604 Spring Chinook Salmon Early Life History/ODFW 9102800 timing information includes fish from some Oregon streams. No
8909802 Salmon Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers Screw Trap operations in Secesh/Lake Creeks critical for assessing relationships between fish movement and environmental factors No
9105100 Evaluation of the predictions of the run-timing of wild migrant spring/summ This project uses fish tagged for project 9102800. No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Gather data related to smolt migrational timings of individual and combined populations of wild sp/sum. chinook salmon. a. Collect and PIT tag wild Snake River sp/sum. chinook salmon parr during summer each year. Download/analyze PIT tag detection info. on these fish from PSMFC database each spring and summer.
2. Gather data on environmental conditions within streams where PIT-tagged wild parr reside b. Service and download/analyze data from environmental monitors every 4 months. Post analyzed data on Internet.
3. Provide timing information on a yearly basis and determine differences between years related to seasonal climatic and environmental conditions within the streams. c. Analyze all collected data and provide quarterly and annual reports.
4. Provide emigration, genetic, and survival information on salmon (primary) and steelhead (ancillary) juvenile populations from the Big Creek drainage of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho, and relate movement info.to seasonal climatic and environ d. Install and operate a rotary screw trap in the lower portion of Big Creek at Taylor Ranch from March through November yearly to monitor salmonid emigrants. In-stream environmental monitor and weather station are in place for collecting data at this Unive

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 06/01/91 12/01/05 35.0%
2 06/01/96 12/01/05 25.0%
3 06/01/91 12/01/05 25.0%
4 06/01/99 12/01/05 15.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $114,300
Fringe $ 23,700
Supplies $ 54,700
Operating $ 26,000
PIT tags 15,000 $ 43,500
Travel $ 22,400
Indirect $ 50,600
Subcontractor PSMFC $ 50,000
Total Itemized Budget $385,200


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $385,200
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $385,200
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
N/A $ 0 unknown
Total project cost (including BPA portion) $ 0 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $325,000 $350,000 $350,000 $350,000
Total Outyear Budgets $325,000 $350,000 $350,000 $350,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Acquisition of State of Idaho Collectors Permits and/or ESA-Permits may effect schedules.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Achord, S., M. B. Eppard, E. E. Hockersmith, B. P. Sandford, and G. M. Matthews. 1998. Monitoring the migrations of wild Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon smolts, 1997. Report to Bonneville Power Administration, Project 91-028, Contract DE-AI79... No
Achord, S., M. B. Eppard, E. E. Hockersmith, B. P. Sandford, and G. M. Matthews. 1997. Monitoring the migrations of wild Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon smolts, 1996. Report to Bonneville Power Administration, Project 91-028, Contract DE-AI... No
Achord, S., M. B. Eppard, B. P. Sandford, and G. M. Matthews. 1996a. Monitoring the migrations of wild Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon smolts, 1995. Report to Bonneville Power Administration, Project 91-028, Contract DE-AI79-91BP18800. 179... No
Achord, S., J. R. Harmon, D. M. Marsh, B. P. Sandford, K. W. McIntyre, K. L.Thomas, N. N. Paasch, and G. M. Matthews. 1992. Research related to transportation of juvenile salmonids on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, 1991. Report to U.S. Army Corps o... No
Achord, S., D. J. Kamikawa, B. P. Sandford, and G. M. Matthews. 1995a. Monitoring the migrations of wild Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon smolts, 1993. Report to Bonneville Power Administration, Project 91-028, Contract DE-AI79-91BP18800. 8... No
Achord, S., D. J. Kamikawa, B. P. Sandford, and G. M. Matthews. 1995b. Monitoring the migrations of wild Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon smolts, 1994. Report to Bonneville Power Administration, Project 91-028, Contract DE-AI79-91BP18800. 1... No
Achord, S., G. M. Matthews, O. W. Johnson, and D. M. Marsh. 1996b.Use of Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags to monitor migration timing of Snake River chinook salmon smolts. N. Amer. J. Fish. Manage. 16:302-313, 1996. No
Achord, S., G. M. Matthews, D. M. Marsh, B. P. Sandford, and D. J. Kamikawa. 1994. Monitoring the migrations of wild Snake River spring and summer chinook salmon smolts, 1992. Report to Bonneville Power Administration, Project 91-028, Contract DE... No
Bjornn, T. C. 1971.Trout and salmon movements in two Idaho streams as related to temperature, food, stream flow, cover, and population density. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 100(3):423-438. No
Durkin, J. T., D. L. Park, and R. R. Raleigh. 1970.Distribution and movements of juvenile salmon in Brownlee Reservoir, 1962-1965. Fish. Bull. 68(2):219-243. No
Ebel, W. J., H. L. Raymond, G. E. Monan, W. E. Farr, and G. K. Tanonaka. 1975. Columbia River supersaturation. Northwest and Alaska Fisheries Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, Washington. 111 p. No
Edmundson, E., F. E. Everest, and D. W. Chapman. 1968.Permanence of station in juvenile chinook salmon and steelhead trout. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 25(7):1453-1464. No
Everest, F. E., and D. W. Chapman. 1972.Habitat selection and spatial interaction by juvenile chinook salmon and steelhead trout in two Idaho streams. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 29(1):91-100. No
Krcma, R. F., and R. R. Raleigh. 1970.Migration of juvenile salmon and trout into Brownlee Reservoir, 1962-65. Fish. Bull. 68(2):203-217. No
Lindsay, R. B., W. J. Knox, M. W. Flesher, B. J. Smith, E. A. Olsen, and L. S. Lutz. 1986. Study of wild spring chinook salmon in the John Day River system. Report to Bonneville Power Administration, Contract DE-A179-83BP39796, Project 79-4. 101 p.... No
Matthews, G. M., S. Achord, J. R. Harmon, O. W. Johnson, D. M. Marsh, B. P. Sandford, N. N. Paasch, K. W. McIntyre, and K. L. Thomas. 1992. Evaluation of transportation of juvenile salmonids and related research on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, 1990... No
Matthews, G. M., J. R. Harmon, S. Achord, O. W. Johnson, and L. A. Kubin. 1990. Evaluation of transportation of juvenile salmonids and related research on the Snake and Columbia Rivers, 1989. Report to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Contract DACW68-8... No
Matthews, G. M., D. L. Park, S. Achord, and T. E. Ruehle. 1986. Static seawater challenge test to measure relative stress levels in spring chinook salmon smolts. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 115(2):236-244. No
Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning Council and Conservation Act. 1980. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Prentice, E. F., T. A. Flagg, and C. S. McCutcheon. 1990a.PIT-tag monitoring systems for hydroelectric dams and fish hatcheries. Am. Fish. Soc. Symposium 7:323-334. No
Prentice, E. F., T. A. Flagg, C. S. McCutcheon, D. F. Brastow, and D. C. Cross. 1990b. Equipment, methods, and an automated data-entry station for PIT tagging. Am. Fish. Soc. Symposium 7:335-340. No
Raymond, H. L. 1979.Effects of dams and impoundments on migrations of juvenile chinook salmon and steelhead from the Snake River, 1966 to 1975. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 108(6):505-529. No
Raymond, H. L. 1988.Effects of hydroelectric development and fisheries enhancement on spring and summer chinook salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin. N. Amer. J. Fish. Manage. 8:1-24. No
Sekulich, P. T. 1980.The carrying capacity of infertile forest streams for rearing juvenile chinook salmon. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Idaho, Moscow, ID. 135 p. plus Appendix. No
White, M., and T. Cochnauer. In press. Salmon spawning ground surveys. Report to Bonneville Power Administration, Contract 14-16-0001-89501. 43 p. 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
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Fund. OK for multiyear funding, review on 3-5 year timeframe

Comments: This is an adequate proposal to continue a smolt monitoring project that provides invaluable data basic to making management decisions affecting the stocks involved. The project objectives (Section 4) are formulated as data-gathering and information-providing tasks, rather than as statements of desired outcomes (i.e., to find out if X exists or whether Y is performing better than Z, etc.). Therefore, the project would seem to be more a data-gathering exercise than true research. Some genuine research questions (problems) are touched on in the narrative. These should be incorporated in the objectives. The data-gathering and info-providing functions should be discussed as methods toward the revised objectives. Any statistical design is lacking in the proposal and should be included. The proposal to install and operate a new rotary screw trap in Lower Big Creek seems unjustified to reviewers. The presentation of this as a "wonderful opportunity" seemed a matter of convenience only. In a biological (and wild chinook management) sense, why would a new trap site be worth the allocation of resources?


CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Not coordinated well with managers. Data could be collected in conjunction with other studies. Concerns with tagging populations on the verge of extinction. Data gathered may not be worth the risk to the populations. Information only marginally useful. Objective 4 not supported by co-managers. This project is viewed by NMFS as a requirement under the Biological Opinion.

CBFWA: Fish Passage Advisory Committee Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Criteria all: Met? No - Is there a justifiable need to continue collecting these data? The impacts to the population (particularly as a result of electrofishing) appear greater than the information need.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$325,000
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$325,200
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:
$350,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$350,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$350,000
Sponsor (NOAA Fisheries) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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