Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199405300

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 Bull Trout Assessment - Willamette/McKenzie
BPA Project Proposal Number 199405300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jeff Ziller
Mailing Address 3150 Main Street
City, State, Zip Springfield, OR 97478
Phone 5417263515
Fax 5417262505
E-mail Jeffrey.S.Ziller@state.or.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Willamette
 
Short Description Monitor distribution, population trends, and habitat use of bull trout populations in the Upper Willamette Basin. Continue to implement the Rehabilitation Plan for bull trout in Middle Fork Willamette (ODFW 1997).
Target Species Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus)


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: 10.5A.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References McKenzie Subbasin Fish Management Plan, Resident Trout Section, Adopted by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, April 1997 (ODFW 1997) McKenzie Watershed Council Water Quality and Fish and Wildlife Action Plan, Adopted by consensus by the McKenzie Watershed Council, Jan. 11, 1996


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
1996 Over 100 miles of stream have been surveyed for presence of bull trout. Young of the year bull trout have only been found in known spawning tributaries.
1998 Redd surveys conducted in Anderson and Olallie creeks and the mainstem McKenzie show an increasing trend in adult bull trout abundance.
1998 With a downstream migrant trap, we monitored of timing and numbers of juveniles moving downstream in Anderson Creek. Data indicates good spawning success; however, habitat for young of the year bull trout may be limited.
1998 Monitoring of radio transmitters implanted in bull trout has allowed us to describe seasonal movements and habitat use in mainstem McKenzie, South Fork McKenzie, and Cougar Reservoir.
1997 Information collected on this project has allowed ODFW to complete a risk assessment, rehabilitation plan and monitoring program for bull trout in the Middle Fork Willamette River.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9206800 McKenzie Watershed Council Coordination Coordinates McKenzie Watershed Council administration, project planning, implementation and monitoring among multiple stakeholders/landowners. The proposed project would be guided by the ongoing McKenzie Watershed Council framework. No
9206800 Assess Mckenzie Watershed Habitat And Prioritize Projects Assesses McKenzie Watershed habitat by synthesizing recent watershed analyses and gathering data to address information gaps. The project will provide a basin-wide context for bull trout habitat protection, restoration and monitoring strategies. No
9405400 Bull trout genetics, habitat needs, life history in Central and NE Oregon Both are Columbia River Basin bull trout studies. 9405300 targets Willamette Subbasin populations 9405400 targets subbasins in Eastern Oregon. No
9206800 Willamette Basin Mitigation Program, Phase III, Wildlife Yes
9705907 Securing Mitigation Sites in Oregon - EE Wilson WMA Additions Yes
9107800 Burlington Bottoms Wildlife Mitigation Project Yes
20550 Willamette Basin Mitigation Program Umbrella Yes
9705906 Securing Mitigation Sites in Oregon - McKenzie River Islands Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine distribution of bull trout in the Middle Fork Willamette and McKenzie river basins. a. Conduct surveys of potential spawning locations of bull trout in the Middle Fork Willamette and tributaries above Hills Creek Reservoir.
1. b. Conduct surveys of potential spawning locations in the McKenzie River and tributaries above Trail Bridge Dam; tributaries of the mainstem below Trail Bridge Dam and in the South Fork McKenzie above Cougar Reservoir.
1. c. Determine juvenile bull trout rearing areas by locating fish with snorkeling and electrofishing techniques in habitat identified as suitable for bull trout.
1. d. Locate adult bull trout rearing and spawning areas in the mainstem and South Fork McKenzie rivers by radio tagging up to 10 adult fish.
2. Determine population size of bull trout in the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette basins. a. Estimate the number of bull trout in the Middle Fork subbasin using calibrated snorkel observations and the results of spawning surveys conducted in Task 1.1. Snorkeling will be conducted at night to enhance the effectiveness of the survey.
2. b. Estimate the number of juvenile bull trout migrating from Anderson Creek using a rotary screw downstream migrant trap and calculating trap efficiency.
2. c. Estimate the number of bull trout residing in Anderson Creek by calibrated night snorkel counts. We will calculate a density estimate based on the calibrated counts and extrapolate for the total area below the barrier falls in Anderson Creek.
2. d. Conduct bi-weekly counts of known spawning areas in Anderson Creek, Olallie Creek and mainstem McKenzie from September 1-October 15.
2. e. Continue using snorkeling gear to count adult bull trout in pools of the mainstem and South Fork McKenzie rivers as an index to pre-spawning bull trout abundance and distribution.
2. f. Utilize estimates of the number of spawning bull trout collected in Task 2.4. to obtain trend data on bull trout populations.
3. Determine life history characteristics of bull trout in the Middle Fork and McKenzie river basins. a. Summarize information collected in Objectives 1 and 2 to identify habitat characteristics of adult and juvenile bull trout rearing areas and spawning locations.
3. b. Identify the amount of habitat in the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette subbasins similar to habitat currently or historically colonized by bull trout in those basins.
3. c. Calculate the potential size of the Middle Fork Willamette and McKenzie river bull trout populations by extrapolating from the average density of bull trout found in Task 3.1 and the amount of habitat determined in Task 3.2.
4. Implement the Rehabilitation Plan for the bull trout population in the Middle Fork Willamette River (ODFW 1997). a. Transfer young of the year bull trout captured in the rotary screw trap from Anderson Creek to the Middle Fork Willamette River. Fry will be transported from February-April 1998 through 2002.
4. b. Conduct snorkel surveys to monitor survival, distribution and growth of bull trout from the release site downstream approximately one kilometer. Calculate growth rates using length at release data and visual estimates of size from snorkel surveys.
4. c. Identify habitat characteristics of juvenile rearing areas including water temperature and flow, stream gradient, substrate size, distance to cover, and habitat complexity (e.g. amount of large wood, pools).
5. Determine the effectiveness of restrictive angling regulations for maintaining bull trout populations in the Willamette Basin. a. Estimate catch of bull trout by anglers in Cougar and Trail Bridge reservoirs and calculate potential mortality.
6. Provide information acquired about bull trout to landowners and land management agencies within the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette basins and to other regional entities. a. Compile data collected in this study and relate to habitat surveys completed by USFS and ODFW.
6. b. Provide quarterly and annual reports of operations and interim findings to BPA and other interested parties.
6. c. Publish the results and recommendations in a refereed journal or equivalent. Additional informational and technical presentations will be conducted as requested.
6. d. Coordinate and participate in bi-annual meetings of the Upper Willamette Bull Trout Working Group to coordinate field activities and exchange information.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 02/01/94 09/01/02 25.0%
2 06/01/96 11/01/02 15.0%
3 03/01/98 11/01/02 30.0%
4 06/01/94 11/01/02 15.0%
5 06/01/94 08/01/02 5.0%
6 08/01/94 11/01/02 10.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Experimental Biology Aide, 15 FTE months $ 24,081
Fringe $ 12,041
Supplies Gloves, wading boots, waders, flashlights, 2 dry suits, 5 radio tags and office supplies $ 3,300
Travel Mileage, vehicle rental and per diem $ 4,560
Indirect Overhead $ 15,258
Total Itemized Budget $ 59,240


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 59,240
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 59,240
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
ODFW Personnel $ 24,997 unknown
US Forest Service Personnel $ 26,175 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002
All Phases $ 62,575 $ 65,703
Total Outyear Budgets $ 62,575 $ 65,703
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: No constraints are forseen


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bellerud, B.L., S. Gunkel, A.R. Hemmingsen, D.V. Buchanan and P.J. Howell. 1997. Bull trout life history, genetics, habitat needs, and limiting factors in central and northeast Oregon. U.S. Dept. of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR. No
Buchanan, D.V. and S.V. Gregory. 1997. Development of water temperature standards to protect and restore habitat for bull trout and other cold water species in Oregon. Proceedings of the friends of the bull trout conference. Calgary, Alberta. No
Buchanan, D.V., M.L. Hanson and R.M. Hooton. 1997. Status of Oregon’s bull trout. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Portland, Oregon. No
Cavender, T.M. 1978. Taxonomy and distribution of the bull trout, Salvelinus confluentus (Suckley) from the American Northwest. California Fish and Game 64(3): 139-174. No
Goetz, F. 1989. Biology of the bull trout, Salvelinus confluentus, a literature review. USDA, Willamette National Forest, Eugene, Oregon. No
Houslet, B.S. and M.D. Riehle. 1997. Trends in juvenile bull trout abundance and habitat use in relation to temperature in tributaries to the Metolius River, Oregon. U.S. Forest Service, Sisters Ranger District. No
Howell, P. J. and D.V. Buchanan, editors. 1992. Proceedings of the Gearhart Mountain bull trout workshop. Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Corvallis, Oregon. No
Kostow, K. 1995. Biennial report on the status of wild fish in Oregon. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland, Oregon. No
Leary, R.F., F.W. Allendorf and S.H. Forbes. 1993. Conservation genetics of bull trout in Columbia and Klamath River Drainages. Conservation Biology 4, 856-865. No
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1994. Bull trout population study in the Middle Fork Willamette and McKenzie River Drainage Basins. ODFW, Springfield. No
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1995. Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) population and habitat surveys in the Middle Fork Willamette and McKenzie River Systems. ODFW, Springfield. No
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1996. Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) population and habitat surveys in the Middle Fork Willamette and McKenzie River Systems. ODFW, Springfield. No
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1997a. Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) population and habitat surveys in the McKenzie River System. ODFW, Springfield. No
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1997b. Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) rehabilitation and habitat surveys in the Middle Fork Willamette System. ODFW, Springfield. No
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1997c. McKenzie Subbasin Fish Management Plan, Trout Mangement Sections. ODFW, Springfield No
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1997d. Rehabilitation of bull trout in the upper Middle Fork Willamette River: Actions, risk analysis, and monitoring plan. ODFW, Springfield. No
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1998. Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus) Population and Habitat Surveys in the Middle Fork Willamette and McKenzie River Systems. ODFW, Springfield. No
Rigdon Ranger District. 1996. Upper Middle Fork of the Willamette watershed analysis. Willamette National Forest, Eugene, Oregon. No
Spruell, P. and F.W. Allendrof. 1997. Nuclear DNA analysis of Oregon bull trout. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report 97/5. Portland Oregon. No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract


Reviews and Recommendations

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