Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199402600

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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 Pacific Lamprey Research and Restoration
BPA Project Proposal Number 199402600
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 5412767615
Fax 5412764348
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Assess status and survival limitations of Pacific lamprey in the Umatilla, Walla Walla, John Day, Tucannon, Grande Ronde basins. Implement and monitor restoration plan developed for the Umatilla River.
Target Species Pacific lamprey

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: 7.5F.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: n/a
Other Planning Document References Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit, 1995, Volume 2. Recommended actions under John Day, Umatilla, Walla Walla, Grande Ronde, Tucannon subbasin restoration plans. Status Report of the Pacific Lamprey in the Columbia River Basin, 1995.

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
1995 Status report of lamprey in Columbia Basin.
1996 Assessment of radio tag use for lamprey.
1998 Completed sampling for Columbia Basin lamprey genetic database.
1998 Began development of Umatilla Basin lamprey restoration plan.
1998 Assessment of past and current lamprey abundance in NE Oregon subbasins.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8902401 Evaluate juvenile salmonid outmigration and survival in the Umatilla River outmigration study will capture lamprey smolts and provide data necessary for monitoring success of lamprey restoration in Umatilla River. No
8802200 Umatilla Fish Passage Operations passage project provides for improved salmonid and lamprey migration in the Umatilla River. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine abundance and passage trends of adult lamprey crossing mainstem Columbia and Snake River dams. a. Coordinate exiting efforts to count adult lamprey at mainstem dams.
1. b. Standardize counts at mainstem dams.
1. c. Coordinate implemention of night counts.
1. d. Assist in lamprey passage research
1. e. Estimate lamprey numbers at John Day Dam by mark/recapture and compare to window counts.
2. Continue developing the Pacific lamprey restoration plan for the Umatilla River in NE Oregon. a. Compile existing information regarding supplementation, disease, genetics and pheromones.
2. b. Continue to add new information from ongoing studies.
3. Conduct pilot tests to address critical uncertainties and begin implementation of the Umatilla River Pacific lamprey restoration plan . a. Collect adults, hold adults, spawn adults, incubate eggs to prolarvae, outplant larvae.
3. b. Monitor and evaluate methods.
3. c. Validate aging methods.
3. d. Determine petromyzonol sulfate levels in Umatilla and John Day Rivers.
3. d. Estimate smolt yield in Umatilla River.
4. Document current presence and distribution of larval lamprey in the John Day, Grande Ronde, Tucannon, Walla Walla Basins for future restoration plans. a. Conduct electrofishing and document lamprey presence and relative abundance.
4. b. conduct trapping on John Day River
4. c. continue monitoring water samples for analysis of petromyzonol sulfate.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/00 12/01/00 20.0%
2 01/01/00 12/01/00 10.0%
3 01/01/00 12/01/00 50.0%
4 01/01/00 12/01/00 20.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel FTE=4.25 $150,000
Fringe 29% $ 43,500
Supplies $ 20,000
Travel $ 15,000
Indirect @34% $ 77,690
Subcontractor $ 75,000
Total Itemized Budget $381,190

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $381,190
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $381,190
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 $408,000 $430,000 $450,000 $475,000
Total Outyear Budgets $408,000 $430,000 $450,000 $475,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The final Umatilla River lamprey restoration plan has not been completed or agreed to by ODFW. Approval is expected in 1999 for action in 1999 or 2000. Any delay in plan approval may constrain proposed schedule.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Anglin, D.R., W.J. Ambrogetti, and C.L. Burley. 1979. A preliminary study to determine feasible methods of harvesting adult lamprey in the Columbia River. USFWS. Vancouver, Washington. 23 p. No
Beamish, R.J., and C.D. Levings. 1991. Abundance and freshwater migrations of the anadromous parasitic lamprey, Lampetra tridentata, in a tributary of the Fraser River, British Columbia. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 48:1250-1263. No
Beamish, F.W.H., and T.E. Medland. 1988. Age determination for lampreys. Tran. Amer. Fish. Soc. 117:63-71. No
Bergstedt, R.A., and J.G. Seelye. 1995. Evidence for lack of Homing by sea lampreys. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 124:235-239. No
Brussard, P.F., M.C. Hall, and J. Wright. 1981. Structure and affinities of freshwater sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) populations. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 38:1708-1714. No
Close, D.A., M. Fitzpatrick, H. Li, B. Parker, D. Hatch, and G. James. 1995. Status report of the Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) in the Columbia River Basin. Report (Contact No. 95BI39067) to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Farlinger, S.P., and R.J. Beamish. 1984. Recent colonization of a major salmon producing lake in British Columbia by the Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 41:278-285 No
Fredricks, K.T., and J.G. Seelye. 1995. Flowing recirculated-water system for inducing laboratory spawning of sea lampreys. The Progressive Fish-Culturist. 57:297-301. No
Hammond, R.J. 1979. Larval biology of the Pacific lamprey, Entosphenus tridentata (Gardiner), of the Potlatch River, Idaho. M.Sc. thesis. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. U.S.A. 44 pp. No
Jackson, A.D., P.D. Kissner, D.R. Hatch, B.L. Parker, D.A. Close, M.S. Fitzpatrick, and H. Li. 1997. 1996 Pacific Lamprey Research and Restoration annual report. BPA, Project No. 94-026 No
Jackson, A.D., D.R. Hatch, B.L. Parker, D.A. Close, M.S. Fitzpatrick, and H. Li. 1998. 1997 Pacific Lamprey Research and Restoration annual report. BPA, Project No. 94-026 No
Jebbink, J.A., and F.W.H. Beamish. 1995. Prspectus on the use of statoliths for age determination in lampreys. in Recent developments in fish otolith research. edited by D.H. Secor, J.M. Dean, S.E. Campana, and A.B. Miller. pp. 331-339. No
Kan, T.T. 1975. Systematics, variation, distribution, and biology of lampreys of the genus Lampetra in Oregon. Doctoral Dissertation, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 194p. No
Li, W., P.W. Sorensen, and D.D. Gallaher. 1995. The olfactory system of migratory adult sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) is specifically and acutely sensative to unique bile acids released by conspecific larvae. J. Gen. Physio. 105:569-587. No
Manion, P.J., and L.H. Hanson. 1980. Spawning behavior and fecundity of lampreys from the upper Great Lakes. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 37:1635-1640. No
Manion, P.J., and A.L. McLain. 1971. Biology of larval sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) of the 1960 year class, isolated in the Big Garlic River, Michigan, 1965-69. Great Lakes Fishery Commission. Report 15. 35pp. No
Medland, T.E., and F.W.H. Beamish. 1991. Lamprey statolith banding patterns in response to temperature, photoperiod, and ontogeny. Tran. Amer. Fish. Soc. 120:255-260. No
Medland, T.E., and F.W.H. Beamish. 1987. Age validation for the moutain brook lamprey, Icthyomyzon greeleyi. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 44: 901-904. No
Mullan, J.W., M.B. Dell, S.G. Hays, and J.A. McGee. 1986. Some factors affecting fish production in the Mid-Columbia River 1934-1983. U.S.F.W.S. Report No. FRI/FAO-86-15 No
Piavis, G.W. 1961. Embryological stages in the sea lampey and effects of temperature on development. USFWS Fishery Bulletin. 61:111-143. No
Purvis, H.A., and R.B. MacDonald. 1987. Summary of evaluation methods and population studies of spawning phase sea lamprey. In: Workshop to evaluate sea lamprey populations. Edited by B.G.H. Johnson. Great Lakes Fishery Commission. no.87-2, 231p. No
Starke, G.M., and J.T. Dalen. 1995. Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) passage patterns past Bonneville Dam and incidental observations of lamprey at the Portland district Columbia River Dams in 1993. U.S.C.O.E. CENPP-OP-PF. Bonneville Lock and Dam. No
Van de Wetering, S.J. 1998. Aspects of life history characteristics and phsiological processes in smolting Pacific lamprey, Lampetra tridentata, in a Central Oregon coast stream. M.Sc. thesis. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. USA., 58 pp. No
Vella, J.J., and L.C. Struehrenberg. 1996. Migration patterns of Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) in the lower Columbia River, 1996. U.S.C.O.E, Annual Report of Research, Portland, Or. No
Vella, J.J., and L.C. Struehrenberg. 1997. Migration patterns of Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) in the lower Columbia River, 1997. U.S.C.O.E, Annual Report of Research, Portland, Or. No
Vella, J.J., and L.C. Struehrenberg. 1998. Migration patterns of Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) in the lower Columbia River, 1998. U.S.C.O.E, Annual Report of Research, Portland, Or. No
Weisser, J.W. 1994. Response of larval sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) to electrical stimulus. M.S. thesis. Northern Michigan University. Marquette, Michigan. 144 p. No
Whyte, J.N.C., R.J. Beamish, N.G. Ginther, and C.E. Neville. 1993. Nutritional condition of the Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) deprived of food for periods of up to two years. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 50:591-599. No

Section 7. 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
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Recommendation: Fund in part at reduced level (10%) to assess results and develop a long-term strategy, along the lines of objective 2 (10% of the budget). This project has been ongoing for approximately 5 years, project scientists need to show and assess the results to date and develop a long-term strategy.

Comments: Need for this research is not an issue, but performance and evidence of good science is lacking. The overall goal of this project is to identify Pacific lamprey enhancement opportunities and implement projects to bring back lamprey to the Columbia and Snake River tributaries. The problem faced by Pacific lamprey is directly related to the Basin's fisheries resources, not to mention native American culture. The project is apparently a continuation of work begun in 1995. Although Pacific lamprey constitute an important resource that has potentially suffered the same limiting factors as Pacific salmon in the Columbia River Basin, the scientific basis for identification of limiting factors, population assessment, better management, restoration actions, and other mitigation for hydropower impacts is meager. The current proposal is for continued evaluation of the status of lamprey stocks and mainstem passage and restoration methods. They intend to integrate these data with "new knowledge" with regards to genetics, disease, pheromones, and supplementation, although the sources of these data are not obvious. While information about lamprey is extremely important, it is not apparent from the proposal that significant progress has been gained since the 1995 status report (Close et al. 1995), at least from the standpoint of reporting and, in particular, publication of results.

Of the three objectives, only the third (testing constraints regarding lamprey restoration in the Umatilla River) and fourth (current lamprey presence and distribution in the John Day, Grande Ronde, Tucannon, and Walla Walla sub-basins) offer anything new and unique. Although logically describing the problem, the proposal lacks convincing illustration of the problem; graphical representation of information from the 1995 status report, integrated with new data, could have provided more substance to the proposal. The project is directly related to #8902401 (salmonid outmigration study providing lamprey samples) and #8802200 (passage project). The proposal cites collaboration with University of Idaho, University of Minnesota, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, USGS-BRD, and the USACE. Generally the proposed objectives are explicit and measurable, although expected outcomes are not listed. However, progress is ill defined and there is no evidence of results other than technical status report produced one year after project initiation. The project's experimental design lacks specificity. Methods are arguably adequate given the lack of specificity in the objectives and lack of task descriptions. No explicit tasks are identified, although some implicit tasks are included in Methods description. Monitoring and evaluation criteria are not directly discussed. A one-year schedule is proposed, but some objectives and tasks (e.g., #3) would seemingly encompass more than one year. Facility and personnel descriptions are inadequate to assess the capability to conduct the proposed work, especially objectives #3 and #4. The lamprey program is of high priority; however, this project has been ongoing since 1994 and results to date are not adequately described .

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999

CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Criteria all: Met? Yes - Since this is a feasibility study it is difficult to apply criteria to all objectives

CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This is a well developed proposal that addresses critical uncertainties and needs identified in the lamprey status report.

ISRP Final Review , ISRP 99-4 Recommendation:
Oct 29, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Fund. The sponsors superficially, but adequately, addressed concerns of the ISRP with the exception that reporting of past results should be given higher priority.

The proposal is well written and describes objectives that are appropriate to the near-term goal of developing a restoration plan and the long-term objective of establishing naturally sustainable lamprey populations at levels that support tribal harvest opportunities. The proposed work seems to strike an admirable, but difficult balance between defining the information needed to restore lampreys specifically to the Umatilla and the information needed to guide much larger scale restoration efforts. The sponsor's response to ISRP comments was informative. Much work appears to have been done thus far; substantial planning has occurred and valuable databases are being assembled that bear on the restoration project.

Nevertheless, a major concern remains for the ISRP that the project is moving ahead into restoration actions (starting in 1999) without completion of the comprehensive plan (one of the project's objectives) that should serve to guide and coordinate such activities. Neither the proposal, nor the response, make clear a completion date for the comprehensive plan, although the Pacific Lamprey Plan in Appendix F of the CBFWA Draft Annual Implementation Work Plan (August 20, 1999) indicates that completion of the comprehensive plan is expected in 1999. The ISRP urges that this task be given highest priority among the present objectives and that it be completed as soon as possible. The ISRP recognizes that some of the project's research and survey activities up to this point have been needed in order to provide critical information for development of the comprehensive plan. However it appears from the proposal and response that adequate information now exists for development of the comprehensive plan. Using an adaptive management framework, sponsors can address remaining information gaps and incorporate new information as it develops. The comprehensive plan can also be revised as needed within this framework.

The ISRP reviewed the lamprey projects in relation to the Pacific Lamprey Plan. The plan demonstrates the need for the suite of research projects to address critical uncertainties. In addition, the plan appears to provide the vehicle through which coordination among the existing and new lamprey projects can occur. As a package, the new proposals address critical needs in lamprey research. Project 20064 should address uncertainties in upriver stocks, Project 20121 should address uncertainties in downriver stocks, and project 20065 should provide base scientific information on lamprey. This package also could include Project 20064 Upstream Migration of Pacific Lampreys in the John Day River, which received a CBFWA tier 2, and subsequently was ranked by the ISRP at 14 of 36 (see ISRP 99-3, October 8, 1999). The proposed lamprey projects are listed below.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Under policy review
Nov 8, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund in part
Mar 1, 2000
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
(22). Pacific Lamprey Research and Restoration; CTUIR; Project ID # 9402600; CBFWA 00 Rec. $381,190

This project was rated as "fund" by the ISRP in its second review. However, the Council has stated that it will continue to require submission and approval of a lamprey restoration plan in advance of recommending that funds be spent on implementation activities. Bob Lohn sent the project sponsors a letter in late October outlining the process to be used to submit a plan for approval. The sponsors did provide the draft restoration plan, which was approved insofar as the Fiscal Year 2000 project is concerned.

Council Recommendation: The activities presented in the Fiscal Year 2000 proposal that do not involve implementation are recommended for funding. The Council will ask the ISRP to review the restoration plan, but funding this project in Fiscal Year 2000 is in no way contingent upon that review occurring or its outcome.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Mar 1, 2000
[Decision made in 12-7-99 Council Meeting]; Fund plan review, remainder as placeholder

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Mar 1, 2000
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
(e) lamprey projects - (20019, 20065, 20121, 9402600) (IDFG, USGS, USFWS) approx. $287,000.

Issue: CBFWA and the ISRP recommended funding for three new lamprey projects in Fiscal Year 2000. The Council was required to decide if it would: (1) recommend funding for the projects in concurrence with the ISRP, or (2) condition its recommendation on a finding that these new projects have been assessed and coordinated with the on-going lamprey umbrella project, demonstrating that there is a need for an expansion of the lamprey work in the basin.

Past Council Treatment: In its Fiscal Year 1999 recommendations the Council recommended that new lamprey research and evaluation projects recommended by CBFWA not be funded. The projects proposed that year did not appear to be connected or coordinated with the existing, on-going, coordinated lamprey umbrella project that was developed in response to a lamprey status review conducted in 1995 (project 9402600). That existing project, being implemented in phases, is supposed to provide information regarding lamprey status, and possibly identify restoration plans. It made little sense to the Council to recommend the start-up of new lamprey projects not linked to the existing umbrella project. Moreover, the Council was concerned that the existing project seemed to be out of sequence, seeking funds for implementation (phase III) prior to the planning and Council approval of the planning to be completed in phase II. The Council's recommendation stated that if project sponsors sought to initiate new lamprey research projects in the future, the project sponsors and CBFWA should assess the on-going effort and proposed new projects in a coordinated way and recommend whether there is a need for a more detailed project review and possibly an expansion of the lamprey effort in Fiscal Year 2000.

Moreover, and regarding the ongoing project and its implementation activities specifically, the Council recommended that no funds be expended until Council review and approval of the lamprey restoration plans to be produced during phase II of the project.

Council Recommendation: First, the ongoing project (9402600) was rated as "fund in part" by the ISRP initial review, but improved its rating to "fund" after the ISRP considered additional sponsor comments. Funding for Objective 2 of this proposal is recommended at this time. The Council conditionally recommends funding for Objectives 1, 3, and 4 (and particularly 3, "pilot tests") for this ongoing project. The condition that must be satisfied before funds should be provided by Bonneville for these objectives is Council receipt and approval of a lamprey restoration plan to be provided by the sponsor. The Council provided the sponsor a letter in late October 1999 explaining the Council's expectation with regard to receipt of a restoration plan, and setting out a preferred schedule for its submission to enable an expeditious review and final decision. The sponsor provided a draft of the restoration plan on November 29, 1999, which is under staff review.

Regarding the three new proposed lamprey projects, the ISRP considered them in its Response Review in the context of all the proposed lamprey work, ongoing and new, and in light of the "Status Report on Columbia Basin Pacific Lamprey Projects and Needs" provided in the August 20, 1999 Fiscal Year 2000 Draft Work Plan submitted by CBFWA. The ISRP found that these projects were adequately coordinated, and that there had been an adequate showing that it is reasonable to expand the lamprey work under the program at this time by initiating these three new projects. The Council recommends that the three new projects recommended for funding by both CBFWA and the ISRP identified above be funded in Fiscal Year 2000.

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

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