Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 198806400

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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 Kootenai River White Sturgeon Studies and Conservation Aquaculture
BPA Project Proposal Number 198806400
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
Business acronym (if appropriate) KTOI
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Susan Ireland
Mailing Address P.O. Box 1269
City, State, Zip Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Phone 2082673620
Fax 2082671131
E-mail ireland@kootenai.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Susan Ireland
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Columbia
Subbasin Kootenai
 
Short Description Prevent extinction, preserve existing gene pool, and begin rebuilding healthy age class structure of the endangered white sturgeon in the Kootenai River using conservation aquaculture techniques with wild broodstock.
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: Success of the project will be determined by: 1) an increase in the number of juvenile sturgeon in the Kootenai River drainage; 2) survival of hatchery fish to sexual maturity; 3) retention of wild sturgeon life history characteristics and genetics in the hatchery reared population; and 4) an understanding of the life history characteristics and factors limiting natural recruitment of sturgeon in the Kootenai River.
Biological Data: Preservation stocking data includes numbers stocked, genetic information, animal health information, and individual PIT tag #s, lengths, weights, parental information, sonic tracking and location data, and recapture data (growth and location). Data for wild sturgeon collected during broodstock capture includes PIT tag number, length, recapture info, sex, reproduction stage, and age.


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
PUBLICATIONS (1991-PRESENT)
2000 1991-present. Kootenai Tribe of Idaho Annual Project Reports to Bonneville Power Administration (Contract No. 88 BI 97343)
2000 Ireland, S.C. and P.J. Anders. 2000. Conservation aquaculture: An adaptive approach to prevent extinction of an endangered white sturgeon population. In prep. Manuscript to be presented at National AFS sturgeon symposium in St. Louis, MO
1999 Lapatra, S.E., S.C. Ireland, J.M. Groff, K.M. Clemens, and J.T. Siple. 1999. Adaptive disease management strategies for the endangered population of Kootenai River white sturgeon. Fisheries 24 (5):6-13.
1999 (1995-present) Contributions to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1999. Recovery plan for the Kootenai River white sturgeon. Region 1. Portland, OR
1999 Duke, S., P. Anders, G. Ennis, R. Hallock, J. Hammond, S. Ireland, J. Laufle, R. Lauzier, L. Lockard, B. Marotz, V. Paragamian, and R. Westerhof. 1999. Recovery plan for the Kootenai River white sturgeon. J. Appl. Ichthyo. 15:157-163.
1997 Bonneville Power Administration. 1997. Kootenai River white sturgeon aquaculture project: environmental assessment. Bonneville Power Administration, DOE/EA-1169, Portland, OR.
1996 Anders, P.J. and R.E. Westerhof. 1996. Conservation Aquaculture of endangered white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) from the Kootenai River, Idaho. Pages 51-62 in S. Doroshov, F. Binkowski, T. Thuemeler, and D. MacKinlay, eds. Culture and Manag
RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT CONTRIBUTIONS
2000 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) Successfully captured wild white sturgeon broodstock for use in the conservation aquaculture program.
1999 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999) Successfully spawned wild white sturgeon broodstock.
1999 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999) Successfully produced white sturgeon offspring from wild adults.
1999 (1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999) Released white sturgeon juveniles into the Kootenai River.
1999 (1996-1999) Recaptured hatchery released white sturgeon juveniles from the Kootenai River. Recapture data has provided the first habitat use, movement, survival, and growth information for juveniles in the Kootenai system.
1999 (1997-1999) Determined DNA haplotype frequency of 23 wild white sturgeon broodstock spawned in the Kootenai Hatchery. All five mtDNA haplotypes found in the wild population were represented at least once by spawned broodstock.
1999 Identified maternal lineage of each wild white sturgeon spawned at Kootenai Hatchery.
1999 Preliminary assessment of inheritance of mtDNA markers (D-loop length variants) completed (n=60). Results to date support the use of this marker as an informative and legitimate population marker.
2000 (1996-present) Developed and implemented disease testing protocol for juvenile white sturgeon.
1997 Developed and implemented non-lethal sampling method for detection of white sturgeon iridovirus (WSIV).
1991 (1991-present) Contributed monitoring information to IDFG for wild white sturgeon adults and hatchery produced juveniles released into the Kootenai River.
1993 (1993-present) Conducted kokanee spawning surveys in lower Kootenai River tributaries in Idaho.
1997 (1997-present) Reintroduced Kootenay Lake kokanee into lower Kootenai River tributaries in Idaho.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Establish an experimental white sturgeon population outside the current occupied range. a. Identify appropriate location in consultation with the recovery team and complete NEPA process. (USFWS Recovery Measure 2.24.245) 1.5 $ 20,000 x
2. Complete planning process for second facility to be used for mitigation/restoration/preservation of declining native fish populations a. Step 1 (master planning) of NWPPC 3 step process. 1.5 $ 30,000 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $100,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Refine elements of white sturgeon conservation aquaculture program using research with direct management implications. (Recovery measure 2.24) 1a. Further refine disease testing protocol for detection of the presence and prevalence of white sturgeon iridovirus (WSIV) and other pathogens affecting white sturgeon. Further define relationship between salmonid diseases and effect on sturgeon. 3 $ 10,000 x
1b.. Investigate cryopreservation techniques, as well as assessment of viability of sperm collected in the field for Kootenai River white sturgeon. 3 $ 25,000 x
1c. Develop and evaluate permanent tagging or marking technologies or techniques to identify larval, fingerling, and YOY white sturgeon to allow for early release. (Recovery measure 2.24.243) 3 $ 40,000 x
2. Investigate factors limiting sturgeon recruitment using research with direct management implications. (Recovery Measure 2 and 3) 2a. Determine mortality, growth, development, and deformity rates for sturgeon sac-fry reared under simulated river conditions and test for metals and organochlorine pesticides in substrates (USFWS recovery measure 3.34.342) 1.5 $ 50,000 x
2b. Conduct contaminant analysis of invertebrates in the lower Kootenai River to determine tissue bioaccumulation and potential bioavailability to white sturgeon. (USFWS recovery measure 3.34.341) 1 $ 20,000 x
USGS Project 20049 was incorporated into this project as a subcontract for FY2000 at the request of CBFWA, ISRP, and NWPPC. 2c. Complete investigative report for evaluation of sediment transport in Kootenai River (data collected in FY2000) (Recovery measure 1.12.125) 0.7 $ 19,000 x
3. Evaluate the feasibility of developing burbot donor stock sources from Kootenay/Duncan Reservoir for recovery of declining native burbot stocks in the lower Kootenai. 3a. Participate in developing burbot recovery measures. 5 $ 0  
3b. In cooperation with BC Ministry of Fisheries and IDFG, capture mature burbot for transplant to the Kootenai River or for use in developing culture techniques at the Kootenai Hatchery. 5 $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$1,000,000 $230,000 $230,000 $2,000,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Prevent extinction, preserve genetic variability, and restore demographic viability of the Kootenai River white sturgeon population through the propagation and rearing of up to ten families per year from wild white sturgeon from the Kootenai River. 1a. Collect and spawn wild broodstock following protocol outlined in breeding plan for white sturgeon (Kincaid 1993) (Recovery measure 2.23). Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 80,000  
(Recovery measure 2) 1b. Incubate, hatch, and rear progeny at the Kootenai Tribal hatchery until ready for release. (Recovery measure 2). Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $300,000  
1c. Rear progeny in at least two separate facilities to prevent fish loss due to unforeseen circumstances. (Recovery measure 2.22.223). Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 70,000 x
1d. Develop and implement experimental larval release strategies. (Recovery measure 2.25). At discretion of recovery team $ 20,000  
1e. Retain family identities by keeping individual families separate during egg, larvae, YOY, and juvenile stages. Mark juvenile white sturgeon with PIT tag and scute removal before release. (Recovery measure 2.23) Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 80,000  
1f. Release up to 1,000 white sturgeon juveniles per family into the Kootenai River following release protocol outlined in the breeding plan. (Recovery measure 2.25) Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 50,000  
1g. Hatch and rear certified disease-free rainbow trout as bait and food for wild sturgeon broodstock held in the facility. Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 5,000  
1g. Implement information/education/outreach program. (Recovery measure 4.45) Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 17,375  
2. Provide administrative and technical oversight of Kootenai Tribal Fisheries Program. 2a. Participate in the NWPPC and CBFWA process to secure funding for fish mitigation due to the operation of Libby Dam. (Recovery measure 4.42) Until sustainable recruitment of native fish in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 0  
2b. Provide quarterly and annual reports to BPA. same $ 0  
3. Provide facilities and expertise to allow for additional recovery, research and training programs. 3a. Provide space in the hatchery for the development of research methods for IDFG burbot and rainbow trout projects. When necessary. $ 0  
3b. Provide technical assistance and training to others involved in white sturgeon conservation in the Columbia Basin. When necessary. $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$710,000 $740,000 $650,000 $680,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Monitor, evaluate, and report genetic variability and diversity of hatchery white sturgeon juveniles produced and wild broodstock spawned in the Kootenai Hatchery. (Recovery measure 2.23) (Addresses ISRP concerns about genetics.) 1a. Optimize and use nuclear and mitochondrial DNA marker analyses (sequencing, RFLP's, and microsatellites) to document existing variability and diversity of wild broodstock and hatchery progeny. Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 53,000 x
1b. Compare genetic variability and diversity of hatchery progeny and wild broodstock with that of the wild population to assess genetic representation in hatchery progeny. Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 0 x
1c. Refine breeding matrix if necessary based on findings from task a. and b. Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 0 x
1d. Provide annual report of results from genetic analyses, including hatchery management recommendations from annual completion of tasks 1a-c. Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 0 x
2. Monitor and evaluate survival, condition, growth, movement, and habitat use of hatchery reared juvenile white sturgeon released into the Kootenai River. (Recovery measure 3.31) 2a. Sample juvenile white sturgeon to collect information pertaining to life history characteristics using gillnets, hoopnets, and angling. (Recovery measure 3.31) Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $109,193  
2b. Conduct sonic tracking studies to determine movement and habitat use of juvenile white sturgeon. (Recovery measure 3.31) Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 10,000  
2c. Evaluate habitat characteristics in areas used by white sturgeon and identify habitat improvements opportunities. (Recovery measure 3.32.324) Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 50,000  
2d. Contribute all data to cooperative IDFG database for use in numerous analyses. (Recovery measure 3.31.313) Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 10,000  
2e. Monitor and evaluate juvenile and adult sturgeon and burbot in Kootenay Lake, BC (Recovery measure 3.31.311 and 3.32.323). Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 35,000 x
3. Monitor and evaluate biological condition and related population dynamics of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River. (Recovery measure 2.26) (Addresses ISRP concerns about biological condition and population dynamics.) 3a. Determine existing empirical range and variation of growth and condition values of white sturgeon in the Columbia and Kootenai Basin. 1 $ 10,000 x
3b. Identify, develop, and rank techniques to determine biological condition as it relates to carrying capacity and associated population dynamics. 3 $ 15,000 x
3c. Evaluate cumulative effects of incremental annual stocking of white sturgeon on growth, condition, and behavioral responses of the hatchery origin and wild population components in the Kootenai River. Until sustainable natural recruitment of white sturgeon in the Kootenai River is restored. $ 0 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
$320,000 $330,000 $300,000 $310,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
NEPA $ 20,000
Subcontractor $ 30,000
Subcontractor CSI/ Hagerman WSIV research $ 10,000
Subcontractor U of I cryopreservation research $ 25,000
Subcontractor U of I Center for Species at Risk $ 40,000
Subcontractor Subcontractor for larval experiment and contaminant analysis $ 70,000
Subcontractor USGS -sediment transport research $ 19,000
Personnel FTE: 85% of 6 FTE $212,500
Fringe 33% $ 70,125
Supplies aquaculture supplies, spawning hormone, sampling equip., educational mat., 10000 400 khz tags $ 70,000
Travel travel/training $ 10,000
Indirect 54% of personnel and fringe $114,750
Subcontractor BC Ministry of Fisheries (fail-safe O&M) $ 70,000
Other Building and equipment maintenance/utilities $ 75,000
Personnel FTE: 20% of 6 FTE $ 37,500
Fringe 33% $ 12,375
Supplies sampling gear, sonic tags $ 18,386
Travel travel/training $ 4,000
Indirect 54% of personnel and fringe $ 26,932
Capital Truck/Boat $ 60,000
Subcontractor BC Ministry of Fisheries $ 35,000
Subcontractor U of I Center for Species at Risk $ 88,000
Other IDFG database mgmt $ 10,000
Total Itemized Budget $1,128,568


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $1,128,568
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $1,128,568
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $1,942,250
% change from forecast -41.9%


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
Planning and design $ 50,000 $100,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000
Construction/implementation $230,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $230,000
Operations and maintenance $650,000 $680,000 $710,000 $740,000
Monitoring and evaluation $300,000 $310,000 $320,000 $330,000
Total Outyear Budgets $1,230,000 $3,090,000 $2,080,000 $1,350,000
 

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:
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$1,128,568
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$1,128,568
Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
capital
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$1,604,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 0
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 0
Sponsor (Kootenai Tribe Of Idaho) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Sponsor (Kootenai Tribe Of Idaho) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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