Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199005500

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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 Steelhead supplementation studies in Idaho rivers
BPA Project Proposal Number 199005500
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Business acronym (if appropriate) IDFG
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Alan Byrne
Mailing Address IDFG - 1414 E Locust Lane
City, State, Zip Nampa, ID 83868
Phone 2084658404
Fax 2084658434
E-mail abyrne@idfg.state.id.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Steve Yundt
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
 
Short Description Evaluate the feasibility of using artificial production to increase natural steelhead populations and to collect life history, genetic, and disease data from wild steelhead populations in Idaho.
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: Evaluate the feasibility of using the Sawtooth Hatchery stock for steelhead supplementation in the upper Salmon River and the Dworshak Hatchery stock for supplementation in the Red River drainage. Document juvenile steelhead life history and migration characteristics from important wild production streams. Document wild adult escapement, length, and age from index streams. Document the genetic stock structure of wild steelhead populations in Idaho.
Biological Data: Parr densities from snorkel surveys, PIT-tag data, screw trap data, scale and DNA samples from fish in streams throughout the state


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
1992 I submitted a detailed experimental design to BPA for this project
1993 We outplanted adult hatchery steelhead from Sawtooth Hatchery in Beaver and Frenchman creeks
SF Red River was stocked with 50,000 hatchery fingerlings.
Crews snorkeled 8 streams to obtain juvenile steelhead densities
Crews PIT-tag 2,870 juvenile steelhead in 6 streams for smolt estimates and smolt migration characteristics.
1994 We outplanted adult hatchery steelhead from Sawtooth Hatchery in Beaver and Frenchman creeks and assessed last years spawning success.
SF Red River was stocked with 50,000 hatchery fingerlings
Crews snorkeled 8 streams to obtain juvenile steelhead densities
Crews PIT-tag 6,314 juvenile steelhead in 12 streams for smolt estimates and smolt migration characteristics.
Crews collected scales from juvenile steelhead in 5 stream and adults from 3 streams for aging.
1995 We outplanted hatchery adult steelhead from Sawtooth Hatchery in Beaver Creek and assessed last years spawning success.
Stock 50,000 hatchery fingerlings in SF Red River
Crews snorkeled 8 streams to obtain juvenile steelhead densities
Crews PIT-tag 3,431 juvenile steelhead in 7 streams for smolt estimates and smolt migration characteristics.
We installed a temporary weir in Fish Creek and counted the adult escapement.
Crews collected scales from juvenile steelhead in 4 streams and adults from 5 streams for aging
1996 We outplanted hatchery adult steelhead from Sawtooth Hatchery in Beaver Creek and assessed last years spawning success.
Stock 50,000 hatchery fingerlings in SF Red River and 5,000 hatchery smolts in Red River
We installed a temporary weir in Fish Creek and counted the adult escapement
Crews PIT-tag 7,998 juvenile steelhead in 11 streams for smolt estimates and smolt migration characteristics.
Crews snorkeled 12 streams to obtain juvenile steelhead densities
Crews collected scales from juvenile steelhead in 2 streams and adults in 1 stream for aging.
1997 We outplanted hatchery adults from Sawtooth Hatchery in Beaver and Frenchman creeks and assessed last years spawning success.
We stocked 5,000 hatchery smolts in Red River
We installed a temporary weir in Fish Creek to count adult escapement
Crews snorkeled 13 streams to obtain juvenile steelhead densities.
Crews PIT-tag about 9,200 juvenile steelhead in 11 streams for smolt estimates and smolt migration characteristics.
We collected scales from juvenile steelhead in 4 streams and adults from 2 streams for aging
We collected fin samples for future DNA analysis from juvenile steelhead in 4 streams and adults in 2 streams.
1998 We outplanted hatchery adults from Sawtooth Hatchery in Beaver and Frenchman creeks and assessed last years spawning success.
We stocked 5,000 hatchery smolts in Red River
We installed a temporary weir in Fish Creek to count adult escapement
Crews snorkeled 10 streams to obtain juvenile steelhead densities
Crews PIT-tag about 6,700 juvenile steelhead in 11 streams for smolt estimates and smolt migration characteristics.
We collected scales from juvenile steelhead in 3 streams and adults in 2 streams for aging
We collected fin samples for future DNA analysis from juvenile steelhead in 6 streams and adults in 2 streams.
We mounted and aged 432 adult steelhead scales and 2,766 juvenile steelhead scales that were collected from 1993 to 1997.
1999 We outplanted hatchery adults from Sawtooth Hatchery in Beaver and Frenchman creeks and assessed last years spawning success.
We stocked 5,000 hatchery smolts in Red River
We installed a temporary weir in Fish Creek to count adult escapement
Crews snorkeled 11 streams to obtain juvenile steelhead densities
Crews PIT-tag about 13,280 juvenile steelhead in 18 streams for smolt estimates and smolt migration characteristics.
We collected scales from juvenile steelhead in 6 streams and adults in 2 streams for aging


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
3. Assess the abundance, habitat, and life-history characteristics of existing wild steelhead populations in the Salmon and Clearwater river drainage's. i. Develop study plan to assess the relation between anadromous and resident rainbow trout. 2 $ 6,553  
3 h. Investigate the feasibly of using resident rainbow and/or kelts as a broodsource in supplementation. Develop a study plan to assess the performance of kelts and/or resident rainbows as a broodsource for supplementation. 3 $ 6,553  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2004 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 7,540 $ 13,761 $ 14,449


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

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1 Assess the performance of hatchery and wild brood sources to reestablish steelhead in streams where extirpated. Evaluate the brood sources in a hatchery and natural stream environment a. Outplant hatchery adults from Sawtooth Fish Hatchery into Beaver and Frenchman creeks 5 $ 1,644  
1 b. Snorkel Beaver and Frenchman creeks during the summer to estimate parr densities 7 $ 2,923  
1 c. PIT-tag parr in Beaver Creek. 6 $ 2,621  
2 Evaluate the ability of returning adults from hatchery smolt and fingerling releases to produce progeny in natural streams. a. Operate Red River weir to trap returning adult steelhead. 2 $ 20,226  
2 b. Snorkel SF Red River and Red River to estimate parr densities. 3 $ 8,851  
3 Assess the abundance, habitat, and life-history characteristics of existing wild steelhead populations in the Salmon and Clearwater river drainage's. a. Operate the temporary Fish Creek weir to enumerate wild adult escapement. 10 $ 71,592  
3 b. Operate the Fish Creek screw trap to trap and PIT-tag steelhead parr and smolts 10 $108,657  
3 c. Snorkel index streams to obtain summer parr densities 10 $ 44,882  
3 d. PIT-tag juvenile steelhead in Gedney Creek and other wild production streams. 10 $ 43,138  
3 e. Complete the DNA analysis of steelhead tissue samples collected in FY 2000 for genetic stock structure. 1 $200,000 x
3 f. Coordinate data collection and PIT-tagging of wild steelhead with other IDFG projects and other agencies 10 $ 7,955  
3 g. Maintain temperature recorders in selected steelhead streams in the Salmon and Clearwater drainage's. 10 $ 3,513  
3 h. Maintain database of wild steelhead parr that were Pit-tagged and smolt detections at downstream dams. 10 $ 2,124  
4. Evaluate broodstock management at existing hatchery weirs in relation to IDFG natural production objectives a. Monitor adult escapement, and juvenile abundance upstream of weir sites. Maintain database. 10 $ 1,633  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$346,000 $363,000 $315,000 $330,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

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Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 0.4 $ 9,868
Fringe $ 3,238
Personnel FTE: 4.6 $118,132
Fringe $ 38,762
Supplies $ 42,000
Travel $ 13,500
Indirect $ 63,365
Capital $ 20,000
PIT tags # of tags: 10,000 $ 24,000
Subcontractor Dr. Jennifer Nielsen Alaska Biological Science Center 1011 East Tudor Road Anchorage, AK 99503 $200,000
Total Itemized Budget $532,865


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $532,865
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $532,865
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $273,000
% change from forecast 95.2%


Reason for change in estimated budget

$200,000 is needed to complete the DNA analysis of steelhead stocks (all samples collected in the summer 2000). FY 2001 forecast did not include the cost of PIT-tags ($24,000) or purchase of a new truck ($18,000) to replace an old vehicle. The remaining $31,000 is to cover increased overhead, operating, and personnel costs. We anticipate, in the future, that this project will reduce or complete work on tasks outlined in this form . We plan to implement other new tasks (for example: resident /anadromous rainbow interactions, kelt research) that were identified in the original study design.


Reason for change in scope

The stock structure analysis (DNA sub-contract) was approved by the ISRP during the FY2000 review conducted in 1999.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 13,761 $ 14,449 $ 7,540 $ 0
Operations and maintenance $315,000 $330,000 $346,000 $363,000
Total Outyear Budgets $328,761 $344,449 $353,540 $363,000
 

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
$532,865
Comment:
In FY 2000, the budget was reduced by $160,000 due to budget restrictions within the Idaho SRT. This was achieved by reduction of DNA sample analysis, but the SRT recommended funding this objective in the future. $200,000 is needed to complete the DNA analysis of steelhead stocks (all samples collected in the summer 2000). FY 2001 forecast did not include the cost of PIT-tags ($24,000) or purchase of a new truck ($18,000) to replace an old vehicle. The remaining $31,000 is to cover increased overhead, operating, and personnel costs. We anticipate, in the future, that this project will reduce or complete work on tasks outlined in this form. They plan to implement other tasks (for example: resident /anadromous rainbow interactions, kelt research) that were identified in the original study design.

The stock structure analysis (DNA sub-contract) was approved by the ISRP during the FY 2000 review conducted in 1999.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$403,106
Comment:
Rationale: Budget increase inappropriate in this review. Project held to 2000 budget. As a research project, should not be classified as O&M.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$589,086
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$589,086
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$589,086
Sponsor (IDFG) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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