Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199007700

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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 Northern Pikeminnow Management Program
BPA Project Proposal Number 199007700
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Business acronym (if appropriate) PSMFC
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Russell Porter
Mailing Address 45 SE 82nd Dr., Suite 100
City, State, Zip Gladstone, OR 97027
Phone 5036505400
Fax 5036505426
E-mail russell_porter@psmfc.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Russell G. Porter
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description Reduce predation on juvenile salmonids by implementing fisheries to harvest northern Pikeminnow in the mainstem Columbia and Snake rivers. Monitor effects of fisheries on predation by northern Pikeminnow and other resident fish.
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: Past exploitation rates have shown that this program can be expected to exploit at least 12% of the predatory size pikeminnows per year. This equates to at least a 25% reduction in annual losses to predation by northern Pikeminnow which saves over 4 million salmonid smolts annually. If the project is not continued, predation will increase each year until levels observed prior to implementation are again reached. The expected major biological benefit of this project is the saving of over 4 million juvenile salmonids annually, a significant portion of the total run. The salmonids saved include stocks listed as threatened or endangered.
Biological Data: Annual program evaluation and reporting. Published in peer review journals listed below under Section 2 or 7, and in Northern Pikeminnow Management Program annual reports


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 Initial index of northern Pikeminnow predation on juvenile salmonids completed. Predation found to be significant throughout the lower Columbia and Snake rivers. Results published in peer-review journals.
Beamesderfer, C.P., D.L. Ward, and A.A. Nigro. 1996. Evaluation of the biological basis for a predator control program on northern squawfish (Ptychocheilus oregonensis) in the Columbia and Snake rivers. Can J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 53:2898-2908.
1993 Sport-reward and dam-angling fisheries found to be successful in removing large numbers of northern Pikeminnow. Annual explitaion rates exceeded the minimum goal of 10%. Results published in peer-review journals.
Parker, R.M., M.P. Zimmerman, and D.L. Ward. 1995. Variability in biological characteristics of northern squawfish in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 124:335-346.
Petersen, J.H. 1994. The importance of spatial pattern in estimating predation on juvenile salmonids in the Columbia River. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 123:924-930.
Ward, D.L, J.H. Petersen, and J.J. Loch. 1995. Index of predation on juvenile salmonids by northern squawfish in the lower and middle Columbia River, and in the lower Snake River. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 124:321-334.
1997 Confirmation that compensation by northern Pikeminnow and other resident fish predators has not occurred as a result of Pikeminnow removals. No trends in consumption, growth, or reproduction observed. Results published in peer-review journals.
Zimmerman, M.P., and R.M. Parker. 1995. Relative density and distribution of smallmouth bass, channel catfish, and walleye in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers. Northwest Sci. 69:19-28.
Ward, D.L., and M.P. Zimmerman., 1999. Response of smallmouth bass to sustained removals of northern Pikeminnow in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 128;1020-1035.
Zimmerman, M.P., 1999. Comparative food habits and piscivory of smallmouth bass, walleyes, and northern Pikeminnow in the lower Columbia River basin. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 128;1036-1054.
1997 Predation on juvenile salmonids by northern Pikeminnow reduced from pre-program levels. Modeling results (supported by empirical evidence) indicated that annual predation decreased by 25%. Results published in peer-review journals.
Friesen, T.A., and D.L. Ward., 1999. Management of northern Pikeminnow and implications for juvenile salmonid survival in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers. N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 19;406-420.
Knutsen, C.J., and D.L. Ward., 1999. Biological characteristics of northern Pikeminnow in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers before and after sustained exploitation. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 128;1008-1019.
Zimmerman, M.P., and D.L. Ward., 1999. Index of predation on juvenile salmonids by northern Pikeminnow in the lower Columbia river basin from 1994-96. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 128;995-1007.
1999 Confirmation that compensation by northern Pikeminnow and other resident fish predators has not occurred as a result of Pikeminnow removals. No trends in consumption, growth, or reproduction observed.
1999 Predation on juvenile salmonids by northern Pikeminnow reduced from pre-program levels. Modeling results (supported by empirical evidence) indicated that annual reduction in predation is maintain at about 25%.


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

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Decrease predation on juvenile salmonids in the Columbia River basin by implementing a public sport-reward fishery for northern Pikeminnow in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers. a. Implement the public sport reward fishery for northern Pikeminnow in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers. [WDFW & PSMFC]. Continuous $1,359,730 x
b. Issue reward payments and prizes to qualifying anglers, and provide associated accounting, reporting, and problem resolution. [PSMFC] Continuous $1,107,790  
2. Decrease predation on juvenile salmonids in the Columbia River basin by implementing angling for northern Pikeminnow at lower Columbia and Snake river dams, and by implementing site-specific removal at other areas where they concentrate a. Implement angling for northern Pikeminnow at lower Columbia river dams. [Yakama Indian Nation] Continuous until it is ineffective. $ 97,660 x
b. Implement site-specific removal of northern Pikeminnow from areas where they concentrate. [Yakama Indian Nation & Nez Perce Tribe] Continuous until it is ineffective. $160,870 x
4. Coordinate implementation of the Northern Pikeminnow Management Program a. Guide the development of work statements, budgets, biological assessments, and reports [CBFWA] Continuous $ 20,000 x
b. Coordinate and guide program activities, respond to inquiries about the program, and provide status reports.[CBFWA] Continuous $ 40,730 x
5. Provide contractual and fiscal oversight for all components of the Northern Pikeminnow Management Program. a. Contract the various tasks comprising the program, and provide fiscal and technical oversight to ensure adherence with the approved budget and program objectives and requirements. [PSMFC] Continuous $ 40,390  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$3,272,800 $3,436,440 $2,968,530 $3,116,950


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
3. Estimate percent reduction in predation a. Monitor exploitation rates achieved by program fisheries. [ODFW] Continuous $227,052  
b. Monitor effects of observed exploitation rates on predation by northern Pikeminnow and other resident fish. [ODFW] Continuous $ 98,881  
c. Full evaluation every three years FY03 $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$356,000 $374,000 $322,000 $529,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 27.6 $849,450
Fringe Variable rates 3% - 39% $285,380
Supplies $204,364
Travel $149,232
Indirect Variable 15% - 29% (excludes Reward Fund) $338,744
Other Reward Fund $1,000,000
Personnel $122,397
Fringe $ 57,526
Supplies $ 23,810
Travel $ 37,920
Indirect $ 64,280
Subcontractor [Statistician - FY2001 Only] $ 20,000
Total Itemized Budget $3,153,103


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $3,153,103
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $3,153,103
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $3,405,000
% change from forecast - 7.4%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Changes result from elimination of some components of the dam angling task and site-specific fishing by Columbia River tribes and the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission. In addition, cost efficiencies in the running of registration/check stations helped offset some of the inflationary costs.


Reason for change in scope

Some dam angling and site-specific fisheries are not currently productive in areas where they had been in the past..


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Operations and maintenance $2,968,530 $3,116,950 $3,272,800 $3,436,440
Monitoring and evaluation $322,000 $529,000 $356,000 $374,000
Total Outyear Budgets $3,290,530 $3,645,950 $3,628,800 $3,810,440
 

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
$3,153,103
Comment:
The changes result from elimination of some components of the dam angling task and site-specific fishing by Columbia River tribes and the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission. In addition, cost efficiencies in the running of registration/check stations helped offset some of the inflationary costs.

Some dam angling and site-specific fisheries are not currently productive in areas where they had been in the past.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$2,505,933
Comment:
Budget holds project costs to FY 2000 level pending provincial review. Reductions are from O&M phase

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$2,050,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$3,770,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$3,770,000
Sponsor (Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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