Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199104700

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 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M
BPA Project Proposal Number 199104700
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) WDFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Mitch Combs
Mailing Address 3825 Mellenberger Road
City, State, Zip Kettle Falls, WA 99141
Phone 5097386971
Fax 5097384971
E-mail mcombs@plix.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Inter-Mountain
Subbasin Columbia Upper
 
Short Description Sherman Creek Hatchery’s (SCH) primary objective is the restoration and enhancement of the Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake fisheries. SCH is listed as a specific action in the September 13, 1995 FWP Sec. 10.8b.2. The hatchery was constructed in 1991, at
Target Species Lake Whatcom Stock kokanee salmon, native Kootenay Lake Stock kokanee 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: 10.8b, 10.8b.2
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Not applicable.
Other Planning Document References NPPC , Columbia River Basin F&W Program, Resident Fish Substitutions: 10.8,


CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): resident


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
1992 Annual Operating Plan (AOP). Completed Annual Production Goals (APG): 1,022,639 kokanee salmon, (45,714 as yearling kokanee)
1993 AOP - Completed. APG: 988,070 kokanee salmon, (85,321 as yearling kokanee)
1994 AOP - Completed. APG: 1,072,921 kokanee salmon, (126,159 as yearling kokanee)
1995 AOP - Completed. APG: 275,609 yearling kokanee salmon and 101,116 rainbow trout
1996 AOP - Completed. APG: 286,253 yearling kokanee salmon and 142,072 rainbow trout
1997 AOP - Completed. APG: 265,313 yearling kokanee salmon and 140,359 rainbow trout
1998 AOP - Completed. APG: 487,000 yearling kokanee salmon and 195,000 rainbow trout


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9104600 Spokane Tribal Hatchery O&M (STH) Operated conjunctively with Sherman Creek Hatchery to maximize the attributes of each facility while optimizing production. STH is the primary incubation, and early rearing facility. No
9500900 Volunteer Rainbow Trout Net Pen Project Net Pen Project rears 530,000 rainbow trout yearlings initially raised at Sherman Creek and Spokane Tribal Hatcheries for annual release into Lake Roosevelt. No
5228100 Lake Roosevelt Kokanee Net Pens These net pens will rear 500,000 kokanee yearlings transferred from Spokane Tribal Hatchery for annual release into Lake Roosevelt. No
9404300 Lake Roosevelt Monitoring/Data Collection Program (LRM/DCP) Monitors and evaluates effects of hatcheries and stocking on Lake Roosevelt fisheries; collects fisheries and limnological data for reservoir modeling. No
9001800 Habitat Improvement Project Habitat improvement in Lake Roosevelt tributaries for rainbow trout juvenile rearing and adult passage to increase natural production. No
9501100 Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhancement Project Monitors native kokanee stock interactions and development, and fish entrainment through Grand Coulee Dam. No
9502700 Lake Roosevelt Sturgeon Project Restoration and enhancement of the Lake Roosevelt fishery. No
Ford Hatchery Water Supply Improvement Increased kokanee survival through increased yearling releases. No
Phalon Lake Rainbow Trapping Facility This native red band rainbow trout project will supply native trout for net pen and tributary stocking in the Upper Columbia River Basin. No
Lake Roosevelt Hatcheries Coordination Team Fishery managers from above projects, meet quarterly for project review and coordination / information sharing. No
9700400 Resident Fish Stock Status Above Chief Joseph/Grand Coulee Dam Informational exchange / Blocked Area Coordination. No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Acclimate 255,000 kokanee yearlings a. Rear for release in July, 255,000 kokanee salmon at 15 fish per pound or larger from Sherman Creek raceways
2. Acclimate 200,000 kokanee yearlings a. Rear for release in May, 200,000 kokanee salmon at 15 fish per pound or larger from Sherman Creek net pens
3. Rear 200,000 rainbow trout fingerlings a. Rear and transfer to Lake Roosevelt net pens in October 200,000 rainbow trout at 15 fish per pound for final rearing.
4. Capture adult kokanee returning to Sherman Creek a. Using all available methods to collect, trap, electrofish and net adult kokanee returning to Sherman Creek for spawning / egg take goals.
4. b. Coordinate with other fishery managers on Lake Roosevelt to collect and propagate other mature kokanee
4. c. Collect, compile and manage biological information from returning fish relative to age composition, size, survival, maturity and coded wire tagging
5. Assist with Volunteer Rainbow Trout Net Pen Project a. Provide technical assistance to volunteer cooperators rearing rainbow trout on project 9500900.
5. b. Provide help and equipment on volunteer rainbow net pen project when time and resources permit.
6. Native Stocks Utilization a. Seek alternate brood sources (ie Native Kootenay Lake kokanee / indigenous red band rainbow) to utilize and promote as available.
7. Lake Roosevelt Fishery Enhancement a. Inter project coordination between related projects on Lake Roosevelt through data collection / equipment sharing / and fishery management recommendations.
8. Fish Health Monitoring a. Monthly fish health monitoring and recommendations for both Sherman Creek Hatchery and Spokane Tribal Hatchery (9104600) are conducted by WDFW Fish Health Division.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/00 07/01/00 Plant into Lake Roosevelt 255,000 kokanee yearling 26.0%
2 10/01/99 06/01/00 Plant into Lake Roosevelt 200,000 kokanee yearling 20.0%
3 07/01/00 10/01/00 Rear 200,000 rainbow fingerlings for net pen stocking. 19.0%
4 09/01/00 12/01/00 Collect returning adult kokanee. Adult trapping overlaps FY’s. 15.0%
5 10/01/99 09/01/00 Rear and release net pen rainbow trout. 10.0%
6 10/01/99 09/01/00 Utilize native stocks 3.0%
7 10/01/99 09/01/00 Coordinate restoration and enhancement efforts. 4.0%
8 10/01/99 09/01/00 Fish Health Monitoring 3.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Fish Hatchery Specialist 3 1.0 FTE Fish Hatchery Specialist 2 .75 FTE Fish Health Specialist $ 72,665
Fringe $ 19,967
Supplies $ 35,493
Operating Complete 1997 Flood caused damage to intake /outlet as needed. $ 12,000
Capital Replacement hatchery vehicle and fish transport / water tank. $ 30,000
Travel $ 2,380
Indirect Administrated Overhead: 20.0% of Total less Capital Purchases and Fish Feed $ 25,962
Other Equipment Operations and Maintenance $ 3,950
Total Itemized Budget $202,417


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $202,417
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $202,417
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
Lake Roosevelt Development Association Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Net Pen Project $ 0 unknown
Spokane Tribe Little Falls Dam Kokanee Trap $ 0 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $176,397 $181,689 $187,140 $192,754
Total Outyear Budgets $176,397 $181,689 $187,140 $192,754
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Hydropower operations can necessitate time changes in rearing / planting schedules and have caused survival limitations on resident fish in Lake Roosevelt. Availability of native stocks limit the use of alternate brood sources and target stocks.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Beckman, L.G., Novotny,J.F., Parsons,W.R., Tarrell, T.T. 1985. Assessment of the fisheries and limnology in Lake F.D. Roosevelt 1980-1983. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Final Report to U. S. Bureau of Reclamation. Contract No. WPRS-0-07-10-X0216; FWS-1 No
Cichosz, T., Shields, J., Underwood, K.,Tilson, M.B., and Scholz, A.T. 1997.Lake Roosevelt Fisheries and Limnological Research. Annual Report 1996. Spokane Tribe of Indians. 94-043, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program.1994.Application For Amendment. Section 10.8B Resident Fish Substitution Projects Above Chief Joseph/Grand Coulee Dam. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program.1995. Section 10 Resident Fish, Section 10.8 Resident Fish Substitutions. 95-4, Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Combs, M. 1992. Sherman Creek Hatchery Annual Report April 1, 1992 - September 30, 1992. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. DE-B179-91BP21191, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Combs, M. 1993. Sherman Creek Hatchery Annual Report October 1, 1992 - September 30, 1993. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. DE-B179-91BP21191, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Combs, M. 1994. Sherman Creek Hatchery Annual Report October 1, 1993 - September 30, 1994. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. DE-B179-91BP21191, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Combs, M. 1995. Sherman Creek Hatchery Annual Report October 1, 1994 - February 28, 1995. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. DE-B179-91BP21191, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Combs, M. 1995. Sherman Creek Hatchery Annual Report March 1, 1995 - September 30, 1995. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. DE-B179-91BP21191, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Combs, M. 1996. Sherman Creek Hatchery Annual Report October 1, 1995 - September 30, 1996. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. DE-B179-91BP21191, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Combs, M. 1997. Sherman Creek Hatchery Annual Report October 1, 1996 - September 30, 1997. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. DE-B179-91BP21191, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Griffith, J.R., Scholz, A.T. 1991. Lake Roosevelt Monitoring Program. Annual Report 1990. DE-8179-88BP91819, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Peone, T., Scholz, A.T., Griffith, J.R., Graves, S. and Thatcher, M.G. 1990. Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Monitoring Program. Annual Report, 1988-89. DE-8179-88 BP91819, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Peone, T. 1996. Spokane Tribal Hatchery Annual Report January 1, 1996 - December 31, 1996. Spokane Tribe of Indians. DE-MS79-90BP92906, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Scholz, A.T., Uehara, J.K., Hisata, J., and Marko, J. 1986. Feasibility report on restoration and enhancement of Lake Roosevelt Fisheries. In: Northwest Power Planning Council, Application for amendments. Vol 3A. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portlan No
Thatcher, M.G., Griffith, J.R., McDowell, A.C., and Scholz, A.T. 1993. Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Monitoring Program. Annual Report 1991. DE-8179-BP91819, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Thatcher, M.G., McDowell, A.C., Griffith, J.R., and Scholz, A.T. 1994. Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Monitoring Program. Annual Report 1992. DE-8179-BP91819, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Underwood, K.D., Shields, J., and Tilson, M.B. 1996. Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Monitoring Program, 1994 Annual Report. Project No. 88-63, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Upper Columbia Fishery Managers.(1998-in press). WDFW Upper Columbia Blocked Area Management Plan. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Olympia, Washington. 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 for one year on the quality of the proposal. Subsequent funding contingent on inclusion of more emphasis on native biota. It would be more attractive for multi-year review cycle if consistent with regional goals by shifting to native species such as local stocks of kokanee, redband, or cutthroat. The proposed use of local stocks of redband should be expanded. As a set, the Roosevelt Lake hatchery proposals need to address and monitor potential impacts on native biota.

Comments: The proposal is basically a fish production project for releasing fish into Lake Roosevelt as mitigation for Grand Coulee Dam, with an established monitoring program. Releasing kokanee salmon and rainbow trout into Lake Roosevelt as a mitigation tool has been accepted. In terms of providing a viable fisheries in Lake Roosevelt, monitoring suggests the project has been, and most likely will continue to be, successful.

This is a good proposal (much improved from last year), which warrants continued funding. The relevant FWP measures are identified, as well as the Upper Columbia Blocked Area Management Plan. The work is related to 8 existing projects and 3 proposed projects, which generally form a coordinated whole (but without an umbrella proposal). This is a companion hatchery for the Spokane Tribal Hatchery (the Spokane hatchery does initial incubation and this hatchery does rearing, with output often going to net pens funded in separate projects). Good accomplishments are listed in terms of an annual operating plan and annual production goals. There has been a good increase in fish catch in Lake Roosevelt as a result of this project. The budget is well detailed. There are good write-ups of methods and facilities. Multi-year funding might be appropriate. The proposal quality ranked in the midrange of proposals reviewed.

A drawback of this proposal is its strong reliance on non-native versus native populations as an egg source (see project 9104600, Spokane Tribal Hatchery). There are commendable efforts, albeit weak, to at least partially convert to the use of native fish. The proposal did not make clear why the objective of this work is not to restore natural native species for the fishery. The proposal also does not address the ecosystem interactions. M&E is done under another project. Despite its strong reliance on non-native fishes, the project was recommended for funding pending the artificial propagation review. The proposal for FY2001 should include more about native species and stocks.


CBFWA: Resident Fish Review Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Screening Criteria: yes

Technical Criteria: yes

Programmatic Criteria: yes

Milestone Criteria: no-All objectives have an end date of 2000.


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$201,000
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$201,397
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:
$223,493
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$223,493
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$223,493
Sponsor (WDFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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