Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199403400

Proposal Table of Contents

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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 Assessing Summer and Fall Chinook Restoration in the Snake River Basin
BPA Project Proposal Number 199403400
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries/Watershed Program
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Billy D. Arnsberg
Mailing Address 3404 Highway 12
City, State, Zip Orofino, ID 83544
Phone 2084767296
Fax 2084760719
E-mail billa@nezperce.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
 
Short Description Assess current fall chinook spawning escapement and locations, juvenile emergence, growth rates, emigration timing, survival to dams, and smolt-to-adult survival for evaluating supplementation as a tool for recovery of Snake River fall chinook salmon
Target Species Oncorhynchus tschawytscha-fall 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: 7.3B.2, 7.4B.1, 7.5B.1, 7.5B.3
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Section 10 permit 1134.
Other Planning Document References National Marine Fisheries Service Proposed Recovery Plan for Snake River Salmon (March, 1995), Chapter V, Section 4, p V-4-15 Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy; Chapter V, Section 4, p V-4-40 4.7 Biological Objective and p V-4-42 4.7.d; and Chapter V, Section 4, p V-4-43 4.8 Biological Objective. In relation to the Tribal Recovery Plan WY-KAN-USH-MI WA-KISH-WIT (1996), the plan states that "the intention of Tribal supplementation proposals is to increase the abundance of naturally reproduicing populations through outplanting while keeping genetic risk at acceptable levels", and "the increase in survival and reproduction capacity gained through the use of artificial propagation in supplementation and reintroduction programs is necessary to recover stocks in a timely fashion" and recommends to: "develop experimental and monitoring programs in association with these projects to study the relationships between natural and supplemented components of the populations."


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
1994 Determined the chinook salmon optimal spawning timing window based on water temperatures in the upper Clearwater River and principal tributaries, Grande Ronde, Salmon, and Imnaha Rivers
1994 Evaluated the quantity and quality of chinook spawning habitat in the upper mainstem Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, and lower sections of South Fork Cleawater, Selway, and Lochsa
1994 Determine the extent of current fall chinook spawning activity and hatchery contributions in the Clearwater and major tributaries, Grande Ronde, and Salmon Rivers and coordinate redd locations on the Imnaha River with the USFWS and Idaho Power Company
1994 Describe fall chinook life history strategies (emergence timing, growth rates, emigration timing and survival) in the Clearwater and Grande Ronde Rivers
1995 Provided an annual report on the results of the first year of study
1996 Evaluated the quantity and quality of chinook spawning habitat in the lower Grande Ronde, Salmon, and Imnaha Rivers
1997 Described the movement patterns, growth rates and emigration survival of Lyons Ferry Hatchery fall chinook released in the Clearwater River
1997 Prepared a cooperative BPA report with NMFS and USFWS
1998 Collected a subsample of wild subyearling chinook salmon from the Clearwater and Grande Ronde Rivers to determine fall chinook stock structure through genetic analysis
1998 Provided a 1995-96 report to BPA


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9801004 Monitoring and Evaluation of Yearling Snake River fall chinook Monitoring of fall chinook adult returns through aerial redd surveys and carcass recovery to determine hatchery contributions, and use of jet boat and staff to assist in the yearling fall chinook telemetry studies No
This project also depends on staff from Project 9801004 to assist in seining and collection of juvenile fall chinook No
9102900 Life History and Survival of Fall Chinook Salmon in the Columbia R. Basin Yes
9801005 Pittsburg Landing, Capt.John Rapids and Big Canyon Fall Chin Accl. Facil. Yes
9801003 Monitor and Evaluate the Spawning Distribution of Snake R. Fall Chinook Yes
9801004 M&E of Yearling Snake R. Fall Chinook Released Upstream of L. Granite Yes
9403400 Assessing Summer and Fall Chinook Restoration in the Snake River Basin. Yes
20541 Snake River Fall Chinook Studies Yes
9302900 Survival Est. for the Passage of Juvenile Salmonids Through Dams and Res. Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Describe the movement patterns, growth rates, life history characteristics, emigration survival, and stock structure of wild and hatchery fall chinook released in the Clearwater and Grande Ronde Rivers a. Capture up to 8,000 wild fall chinook by beach seining and use PIT tags to describe movement patterns, growth rates, emigration timing and survival through recaptures and detection data at the mainstem dams
1. b. Obtain a subsample of up to 120 wild chinook salmon from each study stream for chinook stock identification i.e. either spring/summer or fall chinook and to describe stock structure i.e. Snake River and/or mid-Columbia River fall chinook
1. c. Obtain 24,000 Lyons Ferry Hatchery fall chinook subyearlings to PIT tag, acclimate, and release in the Clearwater River at the Big Canyon Creek Acclimation Facility to measure emigration survival
1. d. In cooperation with NMFS, PIT tag and direct stream release 7,500 Lyons Ferry Hatchery fall chinook subyearlings at the Big Canyon Creek Facility as a comparison to previous studies and to the acclimated releases in task c
1. e. Recapture (through task a) Lyons Ferry Hatchery subyearling fall chinook released in tasks c and d to obtain movement patterns, growth rates, emigration timing and survival through detection data at the mainstem dams
1. f. Analyze PIT tag detection information at mainstem dams and use the Survival Under Proportional Hazards (SURPH) model to estimate juvenile survival of hatchery and wild fall chinook salmon through the lower Snake River hydro system
2. Determine fall chinook adult escapement and spawning success in the Clearwater, Grande Ronde and Salmon Rivers and coordinate with the USFWS and Idaho Power Company on the Snake and Imnaha Rivers a. Conduct weekly aerial spawning surveys by helicopter from the first week in October to the first week in December to determine fall chinook salmon spawning timing, total redd number and the fall chinook spawning distribution
2. b. Obtain locations of radio tagged hatchery fall chinook salmon adults during aerial redd surveys in task 2a to help determine hatchery fish spawning contributions (in cooperation with Project 9801004)
2. c. Conduct fall chinook deep water redd surveys using underwater video in systematic sampling locations in the Clearwater River to determine the extent of deep water spawning activity
2. d. Collect fall chinook carcasses in all study streams for biological information (length, weight, percent spawned, scale analysis) and to determine hatchery contributions through coded wire and elastomer tag recoveries
3. Correlate juvenile wild and hatchery fall chinook survival in study streams to emigration conditions and environmental variables to adult returns a. Gather mainstem temperature and flow data and operational conditions at dams to correlate juvenile survival rates estimated in task 1f and to adult returns as reported over Lower Granite and redd counts and carcasses collected in tasks 2a, 2c, and 2d
3. b. Deploy thermographs and monitor water temperatures in Clearwater, North Fork, Middle Fork and South Fork Clearwater, and the lower sections of the Grande Ronde, Salmon, and Imnaha Rivers to relate juvenile emigration timing and survival and adult spawning
4. Provide reports on the technical findings, project status, and budget status a. Provide project status reports on a quarterly basis to BPA
4. b. Provide a draft annual report and/or a scientific journal paper on the technical findings for peer review by regional scientists with expertise in this type of research
4. c. Provide a final annual report and/or scientific journal paper for publication and distribution that incorporates any necessary changes resulting from peer review comments

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/00 05/01/01 Fall chinook life history characteristics, emigration survival through mainstem dams, and the current genetic stock structure of wild and hatchery fall chinook salmon 35.0%
2 10/01/00 12/01/00 Determine fall chinook adult escapement and spawning success in the Clearwater, Grande Ronde and Salmon Rivers and coordinate with the USFWS and Idaho Power Company on the Snake and Imnaha Rivers 25.0%
3 01/01/00 12/01/00 Correlate juvenile wild and hatchery fall chinook survival in study streams to emigration conditions and environmental variables to adult returns 15.0%
4 04/01/00 04/01/01 Report on the technical results 25.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $122,000
Fringe $ 25,040
Supplies $ 3,000
Operating $ 4,000
PIT tags 32,000 $ 92,800
Travel $ 10,500
Indirect $ 37,482
Subcontractor Valley Helicopter Service $ 12,000
Subcontractor WDFW Genetics Laboratory $ 10,000
Total Itemized Budget $316,822


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $316,822
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $316,822
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 $323,400 $225,000 $235,000 $245,000
Total Outyear Budgets $323,400 $225,000 $235,000 $245,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Availability of Lyons Ferry Hatchery subyearling fall chinook salmon to continue supplementation survival research for at least five consecutive years which would be completed by the year 2001


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Arnsberg, B.D., W.P. Connor, and E. Connor. 1992. Mainstem Clearwater River study: assessment for salmonid spawning, incubation, and rearing. Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Final Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Project 88-15. No
Arnsberg, B.D., and D.P. Statler. 1995. Assessing summer and fall chinook salmon restoration in the upper Clearwater River and principal tributaries. Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Annual Report to the BPA, Project 94-034. No
Arnsberg, B.D. 1998. Assessing summer and fall chinook salmon restoration in the Snake River basin. Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries 1995-96 Draft Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Project 94-034. No
Bjornn, T.C., and N. Horner. 1980. Biological criteria for classification of Pacific salmon and steelhead as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. No
Blankenship, H.L., L. LaVoy, C. Knudsen, A. Marshall, D. Thompson, and J. Sneva. 1997. Stock Identification of Snake River fall chinook salmon, Chapter 2 . Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Final Report to BPA. Project No. 92-046. No
Chapman, D. and others. 1991. Status of Snake River chinook salmon. Don Chapman Consultants, Inc. for the Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee. Boise, Idaho. No
Cramer, S.P. 1995. Selway River genetic resource assessment. Supplement to Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Genetic Resource Assessment prepared for the Nez Perce Tribe, Lapwai, Idaho. No
Hoss, S. 1970. Evaluation of salmon and steelhead reintroductions into the Clearwater River drainage, Idaho. State of Idaho Fish and Game Department. Columbia River Fisheries Development Program. Project No. 1612-B, Contract No.14-17-0001-1857. No
Muir, W.D., S.G. Smith, E.E. Hockersmith, M.B. Eppard, W.P. Connor, and B.D. Arnsberg. 1998. Passage survival of hatchery subyearling fall chinook salmon to Lower Granite, Little Goose, and Lower Monumental Dams, 1996 in BPA Project 9102900. No
Parkhurst, Z.E. 1950. Survey of the Columbia River and its tributaries. Special Scientific Report No. 39, Part 6. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. No
Smith, S.G., J.R. Skalski, J.W. Schlechte, A. Hoffmann, and V. Cassen. 1994. Statistical survival analysis for fish and wildlife tagging studies. Submitted to BPA by Center for Quantitative Science, School of Fisheries, University of Washington. Yes
Steward, C.R., and B.D.Arnsberg. 1998. Fall chinook broodstock management plan for the Clearwater River subbasin in Arnsberg 1998 Assessing summer and fall chinook salmon restoration in the Snake River Basin. BPA Project 94-034. Yes
WDF (Washington Department of Fisheries). 1993. Stock composition of fall chinook at Lower Granite Dam in 1992. Columbia River laboratory progress report 93-5. Battleground, Washington. Yes
WDF (Washington Department of Fisheries). 1994. Stock composition of fall chinook at Lower Granite Dam in 1993. Columbia River laboratory progress report 94-10. Battleground, Washington. Yes


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract


Reviews and Recommendations

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