Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 198335003

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Budgets for planning/design phase
Section 5. Budgets for construction/implementation phase
Section 6. Budgets for operations/maintenance phase
Section 7. Budgets for monitoring/evaluation phase
Section 8. Budget Summary

Reviews and Recommendations
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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation
BPA Project Proposal Number 198335003
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Sherman Sprague
Mailing Address 3404 Hwy. 12
City, State, Zip Orofino, ID 83544
Phone 2084764044
Fax 2084760719
E-mail shermans@nezperce.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Silas Whitman
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
 
Short Description Monitor and evaluate results of the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery so that operations can be adaptively managed to optimize hatchery and natural production, sustain harvest, and minimize ecological impacts.
Target Species


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


Biological Outcomes of this project: This project has been developed to monitor the results of the NPTH so that operations can be adaptively managed to optimize hatchery and natural production, sustain harvest, and minimize ecological impacts. Biological parameters measured will assist hatchery managers in chinook supplementation strategies that should maximize juvenile survival and adult returns which contribute to the natural spawning population. Activities and sub-activities have been designed to provide data for resolving nine main management questions and critical uncertainties. Seven primary data collection activities and four small-scale experiments are associated with quantification of performance criterion. Juvenile survival to and through the mainstem corridor and the overall performance of fish reared according to NATURES supplementation criteria will be a critical monitoring task. Smolt-to-adult survival information and adult return data will be important parameters measured to evaluate overall success.
Biological Data: There are baseline data on spring chinook and other fish densities, juvenile life history, juvenile survival, adult escapement, and supplementation evaluations that have been collected since 1992 on spring chinook salmon through the Idaho Salmon Supplementation Studies (project 198909820) and through this project (198335003) since 1993. For fall chinook, there has been ongoing adult return monitoring through aerial redd surveys on the lower Clearwater River since 1988 and in the upper Clearwater River Subbasin since 1992. Fall chinook juvenile life history and survival information have been collected since 1994 in the Clearwater River Subbasin and supplementation evaluations began in 1997 and has continued to the present (project 199403400). For past accomplishments on other projects, see individual project proposals.


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
1993 Initiated ongoing baseline data (parr densities, juvenile emigration, spawning ground surveys).
Results of Meadow Creek fish trapping, fall 1993.
1995 Supplement to the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Master Plan.
Habitat condition report.
1996 Completion of monitoring and evaluation plan for the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery.
Initiated adult escapement analysis (Lolo Creek).
1997 Results of Meadow Creek fish trapping, 1994.
Aerial Photographs of Meadow Creek (Selway)
Stream conditions and salmonid abundance - Meadow Creek (Selway) (Clearwater Biostudies).
Results of Meadow Creek fish trapping for the 1995 migratory year.
1998 Aerial Photographs of Newsome Creek.
2000 Monitoring and evaluation plan for the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery: Phase 1 action plan.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Determine if program targets for contribution rate of hatchery fish are being achieved and can be improved. a. Monitor the in-hatchery survival and rearing conditions of NPTH fish by treatment and rearing strategy. 15-20 $ 20,527  
b. Estimate the number of smolts and adults produced by each hatchery treatment in each NPTH stream. 15-20 $181,590  
c. Estimate survival from egg-to-smolt, release-to-smolt, and smolt-to-adult for various treatments in each NPTH stream. 15-20 $115,881  
d. Determine the effects of rearing and release treatments on the dispersal of juveniles and returning adults to occupy available habitat in the target streams. 15-20 $ 82,938  
e. Estimate the continuing stocking rates needed in each stream to sustain natural production. 15-20 $ 23,527  
f. Monitor inherited traits in hatchery-reared fish that may indicate a genetic change toward domestication, or loss of fitness for natural production. 3-15 $ 48,626  
2. Determine where, when and how much natural production that results from supplementation of chinook salmon in the Clearwater River subbasin, and relate them to limiting factors. a. Determine where, when and how much natural production is occurring in target and reference streams. 15-20 $191,704  
b. Determine the relationship of habitat features to varying levels of use by each race of chinook salmon. 15-20 $122,095  
c. Measure life history traits that may reflect limitations to natural production. 15-20 $132,095  
d. Determine the influence of environmental variation on natural production. 15-20 $ 44,699  
e. Conduct stocking density experiments to determine the capacity for spring chinook salmon rearing parr in defined reaches of a test stream. 3-15 $ 63,697  
f. Revise estimates for carrying capacity based on findings from tasks 2.a-2.e. 15-20 $ 71,407  
3. Estimate ecological and genetic impacts to fish populations. a. Determine if there is evidence of genetic change through introgression into chinook salmon populations in non-target streams. 15-20 $ 46,680 x
b. Determine if there is evidence that non-target fish populations in treatment streams are influenced by competition or predation interactions with the supplemented populations. 15-20 $ 71,605  
c. Determine if there is evidence that non-target fish populations in treatment streams are influenced by disease transmission from the supplemented populations. 15-20 $ 56,297  
4. Determine how harvest opportunities on spring, early-fall, and fall chinook salmon can be optimized for tribal and non-tribal anglers within Nez Perce treaty lands. a. Estimate total harvest mortality on hatchery and natural chinook salmon from the NPTH treatment streams. 15-20 $ 9,077  
b. Determine the influence of release strategies on fish availability to harvest in NPTH treatment streams. 15-20 $ 19,154  
c. Develop run prediction and harvest monitoring to allow harvest of only the surplus fish in NPTH. 15-20 $ 27,869  
5. Effectively communicate monitoring and evaluation program approach and findings to resource managers. a. Facilitate effective data management and dissemination. 15-20 $ 10,678  
b. Communication of results and transfer of technology. 15-20 $ 41,110  
c. Develop and maintain open communications with all resource managers. 15-20 $ 8,108  
d. Facilitate Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery program review. 15-20 $ 2,769 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$1,815,651 $1,942,296 $1,790,813 $1,769,584


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 9 full time regular employees, seasonal employees, management and administrative support. $612,785
Fringe $109,312
Supplies $117,977
Travel Travel & perdiem $ 43,081
Indirect $235,008
Capital Screw Trap, weir $ 54,000
PIT tags # of tags: 18,200 $ 43,680
Subcontractor Helicopter survey time $ 41,650
Subcontractor Fish Health Monitoring $ 10,000
Subcontractor Genetic, CWT, Scale Sample Analysis & Report $ 20,000
Subcontractor Statistical, study design, and engineering analysis $ 30,000
Other CWT costs, CWT detector, $ 74,640
Total Itemized Budget $1,392,133


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $1,392,133
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $1,392,133
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $960,000
% change from forecast 45.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Fall chinook salmon monitoring and evaluation activities associated with project 199403400 have been incorporated into the overall NPTH M&E program. Project 199403400 costs for FY2001 have been reduced by 67.5%. Funding for staff time, fall chinook aerial redd surveys and other monitoring tasks not associated with the Lyons Ferry Hatchery subyearling survival research have been incorporated within the project 198335003 budget. The combined change in projected 2001 budgets for projects 199403400 and 198335003 is a 16% increase. An indirect rate increase of 4% and increases in marking (PIT tagging and Coded Wire Tagging) effort were primary changes in budget costs.


Reason for change in scope

Development of a comprehensive NPTH M&E Action Plan for ISRP review was required by the NPPC. ISRP approved the NPTH M&E Action Plan which includes M & E tasks collected through project 199403400. The rationale for inclusion of project 199403400 under the Nez Perce Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation is related to supplementation of fall chinook salmon in the Clearwater River Subbasin being directly from the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery. The M & E tasks relating to wild fall chinook life history data and survival in the Clearwater and monitoring adult returns for both wild and hatchery fish contributions has been ongoing through Project 199403400 and will now be expanded on a larger scale through this M & E. The development of the ISRP approved NPTH M&E Action Plan involved modification from the projected 2001 program budgets.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Monitoring and evaluation $1,790,813 $1,769,584 $1,815,651 $1,942,296
Total Outyear Budgets $1,790,813 $1,769,584 $1,815,651 $1,942,296
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Ongoing Funding: yes; New Funding: no
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$1,347,003
Comment:
The budget has been adjusted due to a change in the indirect cost rate.

The fall chinook salmon monitoring and evaluation activities associated with project 199403400 have been incorporated into the overall NPTH M&E program. Project 199403400 costs for FY2001 have been reduced by 67.5%. Funding for staff time, fall chinook aerial redd surveys and other monitoring tasks not associated with the Lyons Ferry Hatchery subyearling survival research in project 199403400 have been incorporated within the project 198335003 budget. The combined change in projected 2001 budgets for projects 199403400 and 198335003 is a 16% increase. Increased marking (PIT tagging and Coded Wire Tagging) effort was the primary change in budget costs.

The development of a comprehensive NPTH M&E Action Plan for ISRP review was required by the NWPPC. This proposal has been modified to meet the NWPPC's ISRP review process. ISRP approved the NPTH M&E Action Plan, which includes M&E tasks collected through project 199403400. The rationale for inclusion of project 199403400 under the Nez Perce Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation is related to supplementation of fall chinook salmon in the Clearwater River Subbasin being directly from the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery. The M&E tasks relating to wild fall chinook life history data and survival in the Clearwater and monitoring adult returns for both wild and hatchery fish contributions has been ongoing through project 199403400 and will now be expanded on a larger scale through this M&E. The development of the ISRP approved NPTH M&E Action Plan involved modification from the projected 2001 program budgets.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$1,392,000
Comment:
Contract requires NPPC review of scope (per NPPC approval)

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$1,816,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$1,816,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$1,816,000
Sponsor (Nez Perce Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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