Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 198805303

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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 Hood River Production Program - M&E
BPA Project Proposal Number 198805303
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Business acronym (if appropriate) CTWSRO
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Alexis Vaivoda
Mailing Address 3430 W 10th
City, State, Zip The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone 5412966866
Fax 5412968886
E-mail avaivoda@netcnct.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Mick Jennings
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia Gorge
Subbasin Hood
 
Short Description Implement, monitor, and evaluate actions outlined in the Hood River and Pelton Ladder Master Plans pertaining to smolt production, acclimation, and habitat. Coordinate Pelton Ladder production.
Target Species


Project Location

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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

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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: Biological Outcome 1: Collect abundance, distribution, and life history information on fishes in the Hood River subbasin; 2: Acclimating and volitionally releasing smolts resulted in an increased smolt outmigration, smolt-to-adult survival, and a minimal stray rate and affect to wild fish; 3: Identify the population genetic structure, systematics, and distribution of steelhead, cutthroat, and resident trout. Historic steelhead, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout hatchery releases have not had a genetic impact on the indigenous populations; 4: Will determine if the pesticides used and entering surface waters in the Hood River subbasin are adversely affecting steelhead; 5: Develop fish culture procedures for steelhead and spring chinook salmon to minimize future genetic impacts to the wild gene pools in the Hood River subbasin; 6: Achieve an interim run of 850 jack and adult spring chinook salmon to the Hood River; 7: Achieve an interim run of 1,800 summer steelhead to the Hood River, with a spawner escapement of 1,000 (500 wild and 500 hatchery) Hood River stock; 8: Achieve an interim run of 2,250 winter steelhead to the Hood River, with a spawner escapement of 1,000 (500 wild and 500 hatchery) Hood River stock; 9: Refine smolt carrying capacity for summer and winter steelhead and spring chinook salmon; 10: Restore and recover habitat lost as a consequence of man's activities in the Hood River subbasin; 11: Finish rearing spring chinook salmon smolts in a semi-natural environment produces a higher smolt-to-adult survival rate; 12: Mean size at release of ladder-reared smolts will not significantly affect smolt-to-adult survival rates; 13: Survival to adults of smolts produced in the new section of Pelton Ladder will be no different than survival of smolts produced in the old section; 14: Smolts reared in the new modified section of Pelton Ladder have a >= smolt-to-adult survival rate as those reared in the old section.
Biological Data: Downstream migrant rainbow-steelhead (rb-st), spring chinook salmon smolts, and summer and winter steelhead smolts will be trapped at a rotary-screw trap located at approximately Rm 4.5 in the mainstem Hood River. The screw traps will be sampled on a daily basis. A pooled Peterson estimate with Chapmanā€™s modification will be used to estimate numbers of downstream migrants, by size category. Approximate 95% confidence intervals will be calculated. A three pass and two pass removal method are used to estimate population numbers at selected index sites within the Hood River subbasin (Zippin 1958; Seber and Whale 1970). Electrofishing and snorkeling methods are used to complete fish distribution surveys throughout the Hood River subbasin. Upstream migrant wild, natural, and hatchery produced jack and adult anadromous salmonids will be trapped at an adult migrant trap located in the mainstem Hood River at Powerdale Dam (Rm 4.5). The trapping facility will be operated daily, to weekly, throughout the year. The project will be acclimating all hatchery spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead on the West Fork and hatchery winter steelhead on the East Fork using portable acclimation raceways. The portable raceways will be gravity fed and fish will be volitionally released. Spring chinook salmon spawning ground surveys will be completed on the West Fork Hood River. Data collection includes redds, carcasses, live fish, and river miles associated with each. Fish are also checked for spawning success and disease. An adult collection facility (Pelton Adult Trap) will be operated on the Deschutes River. Numbers from the Pelton Adult Trap, along with expanded Indian and sport catch figures from the Deschutes River creels, will be used to monitor adult escapement. Comparisons among Pelton Ladder cells and RBH ponds (objectives 10-13) are based on smolt-to-adult survival. For additional information on METHODS see Lambert et al., December 1998 and Olsen et al., December 1998.


CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: Contact info updated from Council, 11/10/03
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
1995 Completed physical stream inventories of most anadromous salmonid bearing streams located on all private and selected USFS lands in the Hood River subbasin.
1995 Completed construction of rearing cells in Pelton Ladder.
1996 Completed development of the winter steelhead acclimation facility on the East Fork Hood River.
1996 Completed development of the West Fork Hood River spring chinook salmon acclimation sites (portable acclimation ponds with gravity fed pipe systems).
1996 Powerdale Trapping Facility completed.
1996 Determined what subspecies of O. mykiss and O. clarki exist in the subbasin and if there are any sensitive gene pools that may be impacted by HRPP actions.
1996 Completed a radio telemetry study to assess the upstream migration of adult salmonids in the lower Hood River (Rm 0.0-4.0).
1997 Hood River Production Program EIS completed.
1997 Determination of spatial distribution for anadromous adult holding and spawning was completed in 1997.
1997 The East Fork Irrigation District 130 cfs diversion on the East Fork Hood River was equipped with fish screens.
1998 Spring chinook salmon spawning ground surveys on the West Fork Hood River were completed from 1997-1999.
1998 Parkdale Fish Facility completed and operational. Spring chinook salmon and summer and winter steelhead broodstock have been held and spawned; and eggs incubated. Hatchery winter steelhead and spring chinook salmon smolts were acclimated and released.
1999 Rearing density estimates for indigenous fish populations in the Hood River subbasin were made for selected sites from 1994-1999.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

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Section 6. Budget 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 abundance, distribution, and life history patterns of anadromous and resident fishes in the Hood River subbasin. a. Estimate juvenile rearing distribution of anadromous and resident species. Ongoing $ 10,309  
1 b. Estimate rearing densities or relative abundance of juvenile anadromous salmonids and resident trout in selected reaches. Ongoing $ 12,180  
1 c. Estimate spatial distribution or rearing juvenile anadromous salmonids and resident trout. Ongoing $ 10,309  
1 d. Estimate selected morphometric characteristics of resident trout (e.g. mean fork length, mean weight). Ongoing $ 11,382  
1 e. Evaluate if acclimation facilities have significantly increased numbers of hatchery smolts leaving the Hood River subbasin. Ongoing $ 7,714  
1 f. Estimate and compare median date of outmigration for naturally produced and acclimated hatchery produced smolts. Ongoing $ 9,035  
1 g. Evaluate significance of "residualism" using electrofishing and snorkel surveys. Ongoing $ 9,369  
1 h. Determine if acclimated hatchery spring chinook salmon adult returns distribute throughout the West Fork and mainstem and utilize primary spawning areas. Ongoing $ 19,675  
1 i. Determine if acclimated smolts have a significantly higher smolt to adult survival rate in relation to direct released smolts. Ongoing $ 7,714  
1 j. Coordination of all monitoring and evaluation activities. Provide informational reports to agencies and public on project activities. Prepare BPA annual report. Ongoing $ 36,125  
2. Identify the population genetic structure, systematics, and distribution of genetically unique steelhead, cutthroat, and resident trout populations in the Hood River subbasin. a. Coordinate and provide support to conduct laboratory work on the electrophoretic and mtDNA analysis. Work will be completed by University of Montana, contracted by ODFW. Ongoing $ 27,501 x
3. Develop fish culture procedures for steelhead and spring chinook to minimize future genetic impacts to the wild gene pools in the Hood River subbasin. a. Periodically re-evaluate the HR/PLPP management plans and broodstock collection, spawning, and adult fish passage protocol for summer and winter steelhead and spring chinook salmon to minimize future genetic impacts. Ongoing $ 12,945  
4. Achieve an interim run of 850 jack and adult spring chinook salmon to Hood River, with a spawner escapement of 400 jacks and adults. a. Volitionally release acclimated hatchery smolts into the Hood River subbasin. Ongoing $ 36,756  
4 b. Coordinate clipping and coded-wire tagging operations for hatchery releases into the Hood. Ongoing $ 8,127  
5. Achieve an interim run of 2,340 summer steelhead to Hood River, with a spawner escapement of 1,000 (500 wild and 500 hatchery) Hood River stock. a. Volitionally release acclimated hatchery smolts into the Hood River subbasin. Ongoing $ 36,735  
5 b. Coordinate clipping and coded-wire tagging operations for hatchery releases into the Hood. Ongoing $ 8,127  
6. Achieve an interim run of 2,785 winter steelhead to Hood River, with a spawner escapement of 1,000 (500 wild and 500 hatchery) Hood River stock. a. Volitionally release acclimated hatchery smolts into the Hood River subbasin. Ongoing $ 27,382  
6 b. Coordinate clipping and coded-wire tagging operations for hatchery releases into the Hood. Ongoing $ 8,127  
7. Determine the amount and condition of habitat available to anadromous salmonids in the Hood River subbasin. a. Monitor selected environmental factors that may effect carrying capacity. Ongoing $ 11,821  
7 b. Estimate the quantity and quality of habitat available for spring chinook salmon and summer and winter steelhead. Ongoing $ 11,382  
7 c. Re-evaluate and refine smolt carrying capacity. Ongoing $ 7,714  
7 d. Complete physical habitat surveys. Ongoing $ 19,849  
8. Restore and recover habitat lost as a consequence of man's activities in the Hood River subbasin. a. Plan, coordinate, and implement habitat projects from the Hood River Fish Habitat Protection, Restoration, and Monitoring Plan working document. Seek cost sharing funds for all projects. Ongoing $ 12,027  
8 b. Continue to update and modify the Hood River Fish Habitat Protection, Restoration, and Monitoring Plan. Ongoing $ 8,137  
9. Determine if the pesticides used and entering surface waters in the Hood River subbasin are adversely affecting steelhead. a. Determine if there is toxicity associated with surface waters in the Hood River subbasin. FY2002 $ 15,001 x
9 b. If there is toxicity, determine if the toxicity is caused by pesticides. FY2002 $ 15,001 x
10. Review measures of relative "smolt quality" between fish reared in Pelton Ladder (old and new sections) and fish reared at Round Butte Hatchery (RBH), as inference that ladder-reared smolts may have superior "fitness" for survival. a. Utilize past data from several broods of ladder reared and RBH reared smolts. Compile and analyze data to provide a comparison of relative "fitness" between the groups of fish. Ongoing $ 8,995  
10 b. Determine and compare smolt survival and condition of fish in Pelton Ladder. Ongoing $ 14,943  
10 c. Summarize and report jack and adult life history and morphological data on Deschutes River stock spring chinook salmon released from Pelton Ladder and RBH. Ongoing $ 8,995  
10 d. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival rates of similar sized smolts released at the same time from RBH and Pelton Ladder (Pond H-1 vs. cells 1,2 and 6; pond H-2 vs. cell 3). Ongoing $ 9,209  
11. Conduct controlled tests at Pelton Ladder to define effective smolt production criteria that maximizes adult returns. a. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival of fish transferred to Pelton Ladder in September and November. Ongoing $ 9,209  
11 b. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival rates of small (12/lb at release; cell L-3) and medium (8/lb at release; cell L-6) size smolts reared at Pelton Ladder. Ongoing $ 9,209  
11 c. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival rates of small (12/lb at release; pond H-2) and medium (8/lb at release; pond H-1) size smolts reared at RBH. Ongoing $ 9,209  
11 d. Document fish culture activities that occur at RBH and Pelton Ladder. Ongoing $ 9,209  
11 e. Coordinate (assist) with RBH staff in sampling fish at the hatchery and ladder for weight, length, size/lb., and clipping and coded-wire tag evaluations. Ongoing $ 12,819  
11 f. Coordinate (assist) with RBH staff in retrieving coded-wire tags from jack and adult spring chinook salmon collected at the Pelton Trap. Ongoing $ 7,610  
12. Measure survival of smolts produced in the (new) modified sections of Pelton Ladder and compare to (old) established pre-modification survival rates. a. Determine and compare smolt to adult survival of cells 1 and 2 (old section) with cell 6 (new section). Ongoing $ 7,772  
12 b. Calculate and compare survival rates of historic smolt releases from the old ladder section and hatchery. Ongoing $ 5,298  
13. Evaluate the effective production potential of the currently, unused area in Pelton Ladder. a. Measure adult returns provided by the new modifications to Pelton Ladder to gain inferences about the potential value of further extending production in the ladder. Ongoing $ 7,038  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$580,000 $600,000 $540,000 $560,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel $182,765
Fringe @ 23% $ 42,036
Supplies $ 25,235
Travel $ 42,950
Indirect @ 41.4% $133,733
Subcontractor $ 63,200
Other office rent, utilities $ 30,040
Total Itemized Budget $519,959


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $519,959
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 20,000
Total FY 2001 budget request $499,959
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $520,000
% change from forecast - 3.9%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Monitoring and evaluation $540,000 $560,000 $580,000 $600,000
Total Outyear Budgets $540,000 $560,000 $580,000 $600,000
 

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
$519,959
Comment:
No change in budget although some carry forward is anticipated from FY 2000. There is no change in scope of work. Proposed $20,000 in FY 2000 carry forward.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$519,959
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 20, 2003
2004 2005 2006
$516,646 $516,646 $516,646

Funding Category: Expense

Comment:
Accruals are a little low. Contracts being held up at Warm Springs. If contracts signed, will come close to spending cap for fiscal year. 04 and 05 work represents increase in rent for office, some equipment O&M. M&E for habitat project shifted to this project.

Project Sponsor Request for FY04-05 Recommendation:
Date:
Sep 20, 2003
2004 2005
$516,646 $520,000

Funding Category: Expense

Comment:
No comment submitted

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$516,646
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$516,646
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$516,646
Sponsor (Warm Springs Tribe) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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