Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199401002

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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 Flathead River Native Species Project (MFWP Sub-proposal)
BPA Project Proposal Number 199401002
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Business acronym (if appropriate) MFWP
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Brian Marotz, Rick Malta
Mailing Address 490 N. Meridian Rd.
City, State, Zip Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone 4067514546
Fax 4062570349
E-mail marotz@digisys.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Columbia
Subbasin Flathead
 
Short Description Protect and enhance native fish by managing the effects of regulated flow and temperature below Hungry Horse Dam on species interactions in the Flathead River. Evaluate effects of thermal control using selective withdrawal. Model macro- and micro-habita
Target Species Bull Trout, Westslope Cutthroat Trout, Mountain Whitefish


Project Location

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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: 903(a), 903(b) (NPPC 1987), 10.1B, 10.1C, 10.2A.2, 10.2B, 10.3A.1-4, 10.3A.6, 10.3A9, 10.3A11, 10.3A.18 (NPPC 1995)
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Bull Trout ESA Listing (63 FR 31647) Westslope Cutthroat Trout - Petitioned for ESA Listing (63 FR 31691) NMFS Hydrosystem Operations for Salmon and Steelhead Recovery (56 FR 58619;57 FR 14653; 62 FR 43937)
Other Planning Document References Fisheries Losses Attributable to Reservoir Drawdown In Excess of Limits Stated in the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program: Hungry Horse and Libby Dams 1987-1991 (Marotz and DosSantos 1993), Fisheries Losses Attributable to Reservoir Drawdown In Excess of Limits in the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program: Hungry Horse and Libby Dams 1991-1993 (MFWP and CSKT 1997), Fisheries Mitigation Plan for Losses Attributable to the Construction and Operation of Hungry Horse Dam (MFWP & CSKT 1991), Hungry Horse Dam Fisheries Mitigation Implementation Plan (MFWP & CSKT 1993), Fish Passage and Habitat Improvement in the Upper Flathead River Basin (Knotek et al. 1997), Montana Bull Trout Restoration Plan (Montana Bull Trout Restoration Team 1997), Flathead River Drainage Bull Trout Status Report (Montana Bull Trout Restoration Team 1997), Flathead River Drainage Bull Trout Status Report (Montana Bull trout Scientific Group 1995a), South Fork Flathead River Drainage Bull Trout Status Report (Montana Bull Trout Scientific Group 1995b), Montana Westslope Cutthroat Trout Restoration Plan, In Prep), Monitoring Master Plan for the Flathead Basin (Flathead Basin Commission 1985), Flathead Basin Commission Biennial Report 1995-1996 (Flathead Basin Commission 1997), Forest Plan: Flathead National Forest (Brannon 1985), Montana Stream Preservation Act (1963), Natural Streambed and Land Preservation Act (1975), Water Quality Data and Analysis to Aid in the Development of Revised Water Quality Targets for Flathead Lake , Montana (Stanford et al. 1997).


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
1995 Completed cooperative culvert improvement project on Margaret Creek, a direct tributary of Hungry Horse Reservoir.
1995 Completed cooperative sediment source surveys in drainages along Hungry Horse Reservoir containing bull trout spawning and rearing tributaries.
1995 Completed pilot food habits study examining predation of native salmonids by lake trout and northern squawfish in the Flathead River.
1996 Completed cooperative culvert improvement project on Murray Creek, a direct tributary of Hungry Horse Reservoir.
1996 Completed cooperative culvert improvement project on Riverside Creek, a direct tributary of Hungry Horse Reservoir.
1996 Completed cooperative baseline data collection of bull trout spawning habitat quality and utilization in reservoir and backcountry tributaries of the South Fork Flathead River.
1997 Completed cooperative culvert improvement project on Harris Creek, a direct tributary of Hungry Horse Reservoir.
1997 Completed cooperative culvert improvement project on Felix Creek, a direct tributary of Hungry Horse Reservoir.
1998 Completed development of radio-telemetry monitoring system for the Flathead River.
1998 Completed construction of Crossover Creek Wetlands Project in cooperation with project 9101903.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9648701 Focus Watershed Coordination-Flathead Basin (BPA) Serves as liaison between agencies on focus watershed projects. No
3874700 StreamNet Geographical Information Services Unit (BPA) Provides GIS and GPS support for design, modification, and archive of watershed maps resulting from projects 9401002, 9502500, and 9101903. No
9101904 Hungry Horse Mitigation - Non-native Fish Removal and Hatchery Production ( Yes
9101901 Hungry Horse Mitigation - Flathead Lake Monitoring & Habitat Enhancement (C Yes
9502500 Flathead River Instream Flow (IFIM) Project (MFWP) Yes
9101903 Hungry Horse Dam Mitigation - Watershed Restoration & Monitoring (MFWP) Yes
20554 Hungry Horse Dam Fisheries Mitigation (MFWP) Yes
9401002 Flathead River Native Species Project (MFWP) Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Compile biological information for a model layer coorelating macro- and micro-habitats to changes in flow for the Flathead River in cooperation with the Flathead IFIM Project (BPA #9502500). A. Use radio-telemetry and underwater observation to locate fish and document associated habitat parameters for use in developing weighted useable area curves.
1. B. Collect physical data measurements of water temperature, nose velocity, velocity profile, proximity to cover, substrate type, and IFIM cell micro-habitat.
1. C. Provide radio-locations from tagged lake trout, bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, and other species for use in mapping species seasonal distribution.
1. D. Correlate fish locations with season, flow, temperature, species, substrate type, depth, and distance from shore.
1. E. Correlate occurrence of aquatic insects with substrate type mapping.
1. F. Analyze fish food habits relative to season, flow, and temp conditions.
2. Complete assessment of lake trout relative seasonal abundance, distribution, and movements in the Flathead River. A. Capture lake trout using traps, angler harvest, angling, and electrofishing apparatus.
2. B. Surgically implant radio-transmitters into lake trout to monitor movements. A maximum of 50 radio-tagged fish will be maintained in the system for the duration of this objective.
2. C. Maintain three radio-telemetry ground stations along the Flathead River to monitor directional movements of radio-tagged fish.
2. D. Collect additional data on lake tout distribution, movements, and habitat use through weekly aerial surveys of radio-tagged fish.
2. E. Correlate flows and water temperatures with the occurrence of lake trout.
2. F. Pump stomachs of fish captured for radio-tagging and collect stomachs from fish harvested by anglers to obtain food habits. Collect age and growth information (lengths/weights, scales/otoliths) from fish harvested by anglers.
3. Monitor native fish distribution, movements, and habitat use in the Flathead River. A. Capture sub-adult bull trout and adult and sub-adult westslope cutthroat trout using passive traps, angling, electrofishing apparatus, or other non-lethal means.
3. B. Surgically implant radio-transmitters into captured bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout to monitor movements. A maximum of 35 radio-tagged bull trout and 30 radio-tagged westslope cutthroat trout will be maintained in the system for the duration of
3. C. In conjunction with lake trout monitoring, maintain three radio-telemetry ground stations along the Flathead River to monitor movements of radio-tagged fish.
3. D. In conjunction with lake trout monitoring, collect additional data on fish distribution, movements, and habitat use through weekly aerial surveys of radio-tagged fish.
3. E. Correlate flows and water temperatures with seasonal movements and distribution of bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout.
3. F. Correlate bull trout/ westslope cutthroat trout/lake trout movements, distribution, and habitat use.
4. Complete assessment of predation by northern pike on native fish in the main stem Flathead River. A. Capture northern pike using traps, angling, angler harvest, electrofishing apparatus, or other means.
4. B. Surgically implant radio-transmitters into northern pike to monitor movements. A maximum of 30 radio-tagged fish will be maintained in the system for the duration of this objective.
4. C. In conjunction with other radio-telemetry monitoring flights, collect data on fish distribution, movements, and habitat use through weekly aerial surveys of radio-tagged fish.
4. D. Pump stomachs of fish captured for radio-tagging and collect stomachs from fish harvested by anglers to obtain food habits. Collect age and growth information (lengths/weights, scales/otoliths) from fish harvested by anglers.
4. E. Correlate northern pike/bull trout/ westslope cutthroat trout movements and habitat use.
5. Complete assessment of rainbow trout threat to native westslope cutthroat trout in the upper main stem, north fork, and middle fork of the Flathead River. A. Cooperate on radio telemetry portion of University of Montana graduate study examining interactions of rainbow trout and westslope cutthroat trout in the Flathead System with project 9101903.
5. B. Capture rainbow trout using traps, angling, angling harvest, electrofishing apparatus, or other means.
5. C. Surgically implant radio-transmitters into rainbow trout to monitor movements. A maximum of 40 radio-tagged fish will be maintained in the system for the duration of this objective.
5. D. Obtain data on rainbow trout movements from three radio-telemetry ground stations along the Flathead River collected in conjunction with other species monitoring.
5. E. Collect additional data on rainbow trout distribution, movements, and habitat use through periodic aerial surveys of radio-tagged fish.
6. Conduct westslope cutthroat trout population surveys in the Flathead System in cooperation with MFWP management staff and Project 9101903. A. Conduct mark-snorkel population estimates for westslope cutthroat trout in the south, middle and north forks of the Flathead River.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 04/01/98 04/01/03 Complete model of biological attributes associated with macro- and micro-habitats in IFIM. X 25.0%
2 01/01/95 12/01/00 Identify lake trout distribution, movements, and habitat preference in main stem Flathead River. X 20.0%
3 11/01/97 09/01/03 Identify bull trout and cutthroat trout distribution, movements, and habitat preference in Flathead River. X 20.0%
4 05/01/97 12/01/00 Determine levels of northern pike predation on native fish in Flathead River. X 15.0%
5 10/01/99 10/01/02 Identify timing and locations of rainbow trout spawning in tributaries. X 15.0%
6 07/01/97 Monitor Flathead River westslope cutthroat trout populations . 5.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 4.0 FTE $ 95,157
Fringe $ 31,213
Supplies Field sampling, radio-telemetry, monitoring, gasoline, lab supplies. $ 13,570
Operating Communications, rent, equipment repair and maintenance. $ 35,224
Capital Radio-transmitters (75), one data logging receiver and associated equipment. $ 28,125
Travel Mileage (13,750 miles @ .31/mile); per diem (40 nights @ $12/day, 45 days @ $23/day, 315 employee da $ 9,558
Indirect Overhead 17 %. Minus equipment $ 38,802
Other Graduate student research stipend and radio-telemetry equipment. $ 12,000
Subcontractor Food habits analysis: 400 stomachs @ $8.50 ea. $ 3,400
Total Itemized Budget $267,049


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $267,049
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $267,049
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
MFWP Management Staff Annual watershed fish and habitat monitoring. $ 3,000 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002
All Phases $285,000 $285,000
Total Outyear Budgets $285,000 $285,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Achievement of stated objectives on schedule is dependent upon the subcontracting processes, permitting processes, unanticipated BPA schedule and timeline changes and major weather events. Project schedule changes are the norm rather than the exception due to many variables beyond our control making prioritization of tasks an adaptive process. Some objectives proceed more quickly than anticipated and others more slowly. We must proceed on many projects simultaneously to assure a continuous series of completed tasks. It is anticipated this project will proceed on schedule.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
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Christenson, D.J., R.L. Sund and B. Marotz.1996. Hungry Horse Dam's successful withdrawal system. Hydro Review/May 1996. XV(3):10-15. No
Council. 1987. Northwest Power Planning Council Fish and Wildlife Program. No
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Courtois, L.A. 1981. Lightweight, adjustable and portable surgical table for fisheries work in the field. Progressive Fish-Culturist 43:55-56. No
Dalbey, D., J. DeShazer, L. Garrow, G. Hoffman and T. Ostrowski.1997. Quantification of Libby Reservoir levels needed to maintain or enhance reservoir fisheries: methods and data summary, 1988-1996. DRAFT report to Bonneville Power Administration. 70pp. No
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Hansen, B., J. Cavigli, M. Deleray, W. Fredenberg, and D. Carty. 1996. Hungry Horse Dam fisheries mitigation: kokanee stocking and monitoring in Flathead Lake-1995. BPA Project numbers 91-19-01, 91-19-03, 91-19-04. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Trib... No
Hart, L. G., and R. C. Summerfelt. 1975. Surgical procedures for implanting ultrasonic transmitters in flathead catfish(Polyodictis olivaris). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 104:56-59. No
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Section 7. Abstract

Abstract


Reviews and Recommendations

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