Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199000501

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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 Umatilla Basin Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation
BPA Project Proposal Number 199000501
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) CTUIR
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Craig Contor
Mailing Address
City, State, Zip Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone 5412764109
Fax 5412764348
E-mail craigcontor@ctuir.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Gary James
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Umatilla
 
Short Description Monitor and evaluate natural spawning, rearing, migration, survival, age and growth characteristics and life histories of adult salmon and steelhead and their natural progeny in the Umatilla River Basin.
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 is a monitoring project. Biological outcomes have and will come indirectly as management utilizes data collected by this project to further enhance salmonid restoration efforts in the Umatilla and other basins. Information has been used to protect and rehabilitate spawning and rearing habitat, modify harvest management, optimize juvenile and adult outplanting activities for salmonid restoration, develop water quality standards and targets for the TMDL process (water quality improvement process), and to develop bull trout restoration plans and other restoration activities. The overall expected outcome of this project is to optimize management for the restoration and enhancement of naturally producing salmon and steelhead in the Umatilla River Basin.
Biological Data: This project measures the biological outcomes of the larger Umatilla Basin salmonid restoration effort in regard to the natural production of spring chinook salmon, fall chinook salmon, coho salmon, summer steelhead and bull trout. This project provides data on spawning success, rearing densities and abundance, natural life history characteristics and migration timing and success. We coordinate our efforts with ODFW's outmigration study (BPA project 89-024-01). Both projects PIT tag salmonids in a coordinated manner to optimize the number of outmigrants PIT tagged with the least amount of man power (based on the location of personnel and tagging locations). Data generated by the cooperation of both projects allows the most cost effective assessment of salmonid outmigratant timing and success.


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
1999 Spawning surveys (1991-1999)
1998 Habitat surveys (1993-1998)
1996 Adult passage evaluations (1992-1996)
1992 Collected samples for steelhead genetic studies
1999 Juvenile outmigration studies (1993-1999)
1999 Salmonid density, relative abundance and distribution surveys (salmon, steelhead, and bull trout, 1993-1999)
1999 Salmonid index sites (1993-1999)
1999 Harvest monitoring (1993-1999)
1999 Water temperature monitoring (1993-1999)
1999 Complied to the required administrative processes of BPA, GSA, ESA, USFWS, USFS, NMFS, CRITFC, CBFWA, ISRP, NWPPC, ODFW, WDFW, DEQ, TMDL, watershed assessments, master plans, sub-basin plan reviews, UMMEOC (basin oversight com) and basin AOP (1993-1999).


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 Objective-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. Monitor spawning activities of hatchery and natural spring and fall chinook and coho salmon, and summer steelhead in the Umatilla River Basin. a. Document the number and location of redds and examine carcasses on going $ 26,417  
b. Estimate survival to spawning and total egg deposition by species and reach. on going $ 26,417  
c. Collect and record length, sex, pre/post spawn mortality data, coded wire tags, marks, fin clips, kidney samples and scales from the appropriately marked carcasses examined on the spawning grounds. on going $ 26,417  
2. Estimate timing and survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead migrating from the headwaters of the Umatilla River to the Lower Columbia (John Day and Bonneville Dam PIT tag interrogation sites). a PIT tag natural juvenile chinook and summer steelhead collected in the headwaters of the Umatilla River Basin with rotary screw traps, electrofishing and other methods 1 $120,059  
b Submit and extract tagging and detection files 1 $ 5,000  
c Estimate timing and minimum in-river survival from PIT tag detections at down-river sites 1 $ 8,000  
3. Estimate juvenile salmonid abundance and rearing densities in index sites and selected stream reaches in the Umatilla River Basin. a Electrofish established index sites. and selected stream reaches. Isolate the sites with block-nets and use depletion methods to estimate salmonid densities. on going $ 32,588  
4. Estimate tribal harvest of adult salmon and steelhead returning to the Umatilla River Basin (with contributed BIA funding). a Design and implement a roving creel survey and phone survey depending on season and location of fisheries as determined by tribal authorities. on going $ 2,924  
5. Monitor stream temperatures in the Umatilla River Basin in cooperation with other monitoring agencies a Deploy thermographs in April of 2001. Check status and function of thermographs regularly during deployment on going $ 4,100  
b Retrieve and download thermographs in November. on going $ 4,015  
6. Determine age, growth and life history characteristics of salmon, steelhead and bull trout (secondarily) in the Umatilla River Basin. a Take scales from juvenile and adult salmon and steelhead during trapping, electrofishing and spawning surveys. on going $ 3,000  
b Mount and press adult scale samples. Place juvenile scales directly between labeled acetate sheets at the time of sampling. on going $ 1,000  
c Determine the proportion of unmarked adult salmon that are of hatchery and natural origin based on circuli counts from the scale focus to the first annuli. on going $ 8,673  
d Determine age, growth, life history characteristics and the years of freshwater and saltwater rearing of adult natural steelhead and salmon. on going $ 8,673  
7 Examine the movements of 30 adult fall chinook salmon after transport into the Umatilla River from Priest Rapids Hatchery and/or Ringold Hatchery. a Radio-tag and release 30 adult fall chinook salmon into the Umatilla River in early to mid October. 2 $ 8,280  
b Monitor the movement of tagged adult fall chinook with fixed site and mobile receivers 2 $ 14,558  
8 Comply to the required administrative processes of BPA, GSA, ESA, USFWS, USFS, NMFS, CRITFC, CBFWA, ISRP, NWPPC, ODFW, WDFW, DEQ, TMDL, watershed assessments, master plans, sub-basin plan reviews, UMMEOC and AOP . a Complete the necessary reports, permit applications and proposals. Attend the necessary coordination, planning, scoping and consultation meetings. on going $ 18,212  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$179,000 $184,000 $188,000 $173,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 3.38 $136,320
Fringe $ 27,172
Supplies $ 35,500
Travel $ 24,170
Indirect $ 80,771
PIT tags # of tags: 6000 $ 14,400
Total Itemized Budget $318,333


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $318,333
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $318,333
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $586,000
% change from forecast -45.7%


Reason for change in estimated budget

This project is operated in conjunction with the Walla Walla Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation Program (one BPA contract but with two proposals and annual reports). Monitoring activities in the Umatilla Basin have decreased from a decade of intense evaluations to a more streamlined monitoring program. Monitoring in the Umatilla will decrease further after the radio telemetry and PIT tagging projects are completed in 2001. Habitat surveys will not be conducted and the intense spawning and electrofishing surveys have been reduced to index areas only. Monitoring activities in the Walla Walla Basin have increased in accord with the current and forthcoming restoration activities. Restoration planning and implementation will require more information about the Walla Walla Basin salmonids. Combined budgets for the two M&E projects have increased 3.7% from last years reduced funding level but are 20% lower than forecasted for FY2001 in the FY2000 proposals.


Reason for change in scope

Explained immediately above.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Monitoring and evaluation $188,000 $173,000 $179,000 $184,000
Total Outyear Budgets $188,000 $173,000 $179,000 $184,000
 

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
$318,333
Comment:
This project is operated in conjunction with the Walla Walla Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation Program (one BPA contract but with two proposals and annual reports). Monitoring activities in the Umatilla Basin have decreased from a decade of intense evaluations to a more streamlined monitoring program. Monitoring in the Umatilla will decrease further after the radio telemetry and PIT tagging projects are completed in 2001. Habitat surveys will not be conducted and the intense spawning and electrofishing surveys have been reduced to index areas only. Monitoring activities in the Walla Walla Basin have increased in accord with the current and forthcoming restoration activities. Restoration planning and implementation will require more information about the Walla Walla Basin salmonids. Combined budgets for the two M&E projects have increased 3.7% from last years reduced funding level but are 20% lower than forecasted for FY 2001 in the FY 2000 proposals.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$318,333
Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$395,129
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$395,129
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$395,129
Sponsor (Confederated Tribes Of The Umatilla Indian Reservation) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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