Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199202604

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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 Investigate Early Life History of Spring Chinook Salmon and Summer Steelhead in the Grande Ronde River Basin
BPA Project Proposal Number 199202604
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Richard W. Carmichael
Mailing Address 211 Inlow Hall, One University Blvd.
City, State, Zip La Grande, OR 97850
Phone 5419623777
Fax 5419623067
E-mail odfw2@eou.edu
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Richard W. Carmichael
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Grande Ronde
 
Short Description Investigate the abundance, migration patterns, survival, and alternate life history strategies exhibited by spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead from distinct populations in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha River basins.
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: Description of critical habitat, abundance, migration patterns, survival by life stage, and alternate life history strategies exhibited by spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead juveniles from distinct populations in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha river basins.
Biological Data: 1. Fish distribution data and fish densities by habitat type are available to describe critical habitat. 2. Summer parr and smolt abundance and in-basin movement patterns for selected populations of spring chinook salmon are available. 3. PIT tag data are available to describe migration patterns and estimate survival indices of chinook salmon to Snake River and Columbia River dams. 4. Abundance estimates of chinook salmon exhibiting alternate life history types are available. 5. Abundance data for specific life stages will be used to estimate survival by life stage.


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
1994 Deployed rotary screw traps at sites in the Grande Ronde River below upper rearing areas and below Grande Ronde valley. Allowed us to estimate chinook salmon smolt production and describe fall and spring, in-basin migration patterns.
1994 PIT tagged juvenile salmon and obtained recapture data from mainstem dams. Compared detection rates between fish that migrate from rearing areas in spring and fall.
1994 Presentation to Grande Ronde Model Watershed Board of Directors.
1994 Completed annual progress report.
1995 Maintained Grande Ronde traps and deployed screw trap in Catherine Creek. Allowed us to estimate chinook salmon smolt production, describe fall and spring, in-basin migration patterns, and compare among tributary populations.
1995 PIT tagged juvenile salmon in Catherine Creek and upper Grande Ronde River and obtained recapture data from mainstem dams. Compared detection rates between fish that migrate from rearing areas in spring and fall and among tributary populations.
1995 Determined nighttime snorkeling to be most effective method for locating juvenile salmon in winter. Juvenile salmon were found in greatest abundance in pool habitats during both summer and winter surveys.
1995 Presentation at BPA review.
1995 Completed annual progress report.
1996 Maintained Grande Ronde and Catherine Creek traps. Allowed us to estimate chinook salmon smolt production, describe fall and spring, in-basin migration patterns, and compare among tributary populations.
1996 PIT tagged juvenile salmon in Catherine Creek and upper Grande Ronde River and obtained recapture data from mainstem dams. Compared detection rates between fish that migrate from rearing areas in spring and fall and among tributary populations.
1996 Conducted summer and winter habitat surveys for juvenile chinook salmon. Juvenile salmon were found in greatest abundance in pool habitats during both summer and winter surveys.
1996 Presentation to Northeast Oregon regional managers at ODFW Research Review.
1996 Presentation at Oregon Chapter American Fisheries Society annual meeting.
1996 Completed annual progress report.
1997 Established a field office for Wallowa River life history study.
1997 Maintained Grande Ronde River and Catherine Creek traps. Deployed two traps in the Wallowa River and one in the Lostine River. We estimated smolt production, described fall and spring, in-basin migration patterns, and compared among tributary populations.
1997 PIT tagged juvenile salmon in Grande Ronde and Lostine rivers and Catherine Creek and obtained recapture data from mainstem dams. Compared detection rates between fish that migrate from rearing areas in spring and fall and among tributary populations.
1997 Conducted summer and winter habitat surveys for juvenile chinook salmon. Juvenile salmon were found in greatest abundance in pool habitats during both summer and winter surveys.
1997 Presentation at CBFWA Fish and Wildlife Program review.
1997 Completed annual progress report.
1998 Maintained Grande Ronde, Wallowa, and Lostine River and Catherine Creek traps. We estimated chinook salmon smolt production, described fall and spring, in-basin migration patterns, and compared among tributary populations.
1998 PIT tagged juvenile salmon in Grande Ronde and Lostine rivers and Catherine Creek and obtained recapture data from mainstem dams. Compared detection rates between fish that migrate from rearing areas in spring and fall and among tributary populations.
1998 Conducted summer and winter habitat surveys for juvenile chinook salmon. Juvenile salmon were found in greatest abundance in pool habitats during both summer and winter surveys.
1998 PIT tagged chinook salmon parr in summer from Catherine Creek, Minam and Imnaha rivers and obtained detection data from mainstem dams. Compared detection rates and migration timing among tributary populations.
1998 Determined late summer abundance of immature and mature chinook salmon parr in Catherine Creek and Lostine River and estimated number of age 0 and age 1 parr produced per redd for each stream.
1998 Completed annual progress report.
1999 Maintained Grande Ronde, Wallowa, and Lostine River and Catherine Creek traps. We estimated chinook salmon smolt production, described fall and spring, in-basin migration patterns, and compared among tributary populations.
1999 PIT tagged juvenile salmon in Grande Ronde and Lostine rivers and Catherine Creek and obtained recapture data from mainstem dams. Compared detection rates between fish that migrate from rearing areas in spring and fall and among tributary populations.
1999 Conducted summer and winter habitat surveys for juvenile chinook salmon in Lostine River. Juvenile salmon were found in greatest abundance in pool habitats during both summer and winter surveys.
1999 PIT tagged chinook salmon parr in summer from Catherine Creek, Lostine, Minam and Imnaha rivers and obtained detection data from mainstem dams. Compared detection rates and migration timing among tributary populations.
1999 Determined late summer abundance of immature and mature chinook salmon parr in Catherine Creek and Lostine River and estimated number of age 0 and age 1 parr produced per redd for each stream.


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

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Document the in-basin migration patterns for spring chinook salmon juveniles in the upper Grande Ronde River, Catherine Creek, Minam River and the Lostine River tributary populations, including abundance of migrants, migration timing and duration. a. Collect and enumerate juvenile spring chinook salmon migrants by operating rotary screw traps at selected trapping sites. The traps will be operated year round if possible and will only be removed if low flows or ice prevent operations. 12 $155,574  
1. b. Estimate the number of juvenile chinook salmon migrating from rearing areas based on number of chinook salmon collected in the traps, trap efficiencies, and mortality estimates associated with the marking procedure. 12 $ 38,894  
2. Estimate and compare smolt detection rates at mainstem Columbia and Snake River dams for fall and spring migrating spring chinook salmon from tributary populations in the upper Grande Ronde River, Catherine Creek, Minam River and the Lostine River a. PIT-tag approximately 500 fall and spring migrating spring chinook salmon juveniles at rearing area traps that were not previously tagged and create a PIT tag data base for tagged fish. 12 $ 24,185  
2. b. Collect and PIT-tag approximately 500 winter resident parr from rearing areas above the screw traps on the upper Grande Ronde River, Catherine Creek, and the Lostine River. 12 $ 32,770  
2. c. Determine mainstem dam detection rates for fall, winter, and spring tagged fish, and compare detection rates between groups. Derive estimates of overwinter mortality, success of fall migration, and the relative success of fall and spring migrants. 12 $ 4,862  
3. Estimate and compare smolt detection rates at mainstem Columbia and Snake River dams for spring chinook salmon migrants from four local, natural populations in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha River basins. a. Collect and PIT-tag 500 juvenile chinook salmon from Catherine Creek and the Lostine River and 1,000 juveniles from the Minam and Imnaha rivers in August and September. Locate juveniles by snorkeling and collect fish with seines. 10 $ 61,755  
3. b. Determine mainstem dam detection rates for salmon tagged in summer as parr and compare detection rates between populations. 10 $ 6,062  
4. Document the annual migration patterns for spring chinook salmon juveniles from four local, natural populations in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha River basins. a. Plot the number of PIT tagged fish migrating over time for spring chinook from each population. Compare the migration timing to Lower Granite Dam between populations. 10 $ 10,103  
5. Determine survival to parr stage for spring chinook salmon in two local, natural populations in the Grande Ronde River Basin. a. Use mark-recapture methodology to estimate the total abundance of parr in summer in Catherine Creek and the Lostine River. 8 $ 54,555  
5. b. Estimate survival by life stage using summer parr abundance estimates combined with smolt abundance and adult escapement data from an ongoing related study. 8 $ 6,062  
6. Investigate the significance of alternative life history strategies of spring chinook salmon in two local populations in the Grande Ronde River Basin. a. Estimate the total abundance in late summer of precocious males and immature salmon that remain in streams past their second spring and determine what portion of the population exhibits this alternate life history strategy. 8 $ 5,051  
6. b. Estimate the number of two year old smolts that out-migrate past the mainstem Snake and Columbia River dams. 8 $ 5,051  
7. Document patterns of movement for juvenile O. mykiss from tributary populations in Catherine Creek, the upper Grande Ronde, Minam, and the Lostine River. Include data on migration timing, duration, and smolt abundance. a. Collect and enumerate juvenile O. mykiss migrants by operating rotary screw traps at selected trapping sites. The traps will be operated year round if possible and will only be removed if low flows or ice prevent operations. 12 $155,574  
7. b. Estimate the number of juvenile O. mykiss migrating from rearing areas based on number of O. mykiss collected in the traps, trap efficiencies, and mortality estimates associated with the marking procedure. 12 $ 38,894  
8. Estimate and compare smolt detection rates at mainstem Columbia and Snake River dams for summer steelhead from the populations in Catherine Creek, the upper Grande Ronde, Minam and the Lostine rivers. a. PIT-tag approximately 500 spring migrating steelhead smolts at rearing area traps that were not previously tagged and create a PIT tag data base for tagged fish. 12 $ 32,025  
8. b. Determine mainstem dam detection rates for steelhead smolts from each of the populations tagged. 12 $ 6,806  
9. Evaluate methods to estimate the proportion of O. mykiss captured during fall trapping that migrate out of rearing areas in Catherine Creek, the upper Grande Ronde, Minam, and the Lostine rivers to undertake a smolt migration the following spring. a. PIT-tag up to 1000 juvenile O. mykiss collected at each rearing area trap during fall and create a PIT tag data base for tagged fish. 12 $ 22,727  
9. b. Use recapture data from in-basin traps, collection efficiencies, and mainstem dam detections to estimate the minimum number of smolts that leave tributary rearing areas in fall. 12 $ 1,459  
10. Describe the population characteristics of the juvenile O. mykiss population in Catherine Creek during summer. a. Identify the limits and distribution of O. mykiss parr in Catherine Creek during summer. Use mark-recapture methodology to estimate the abundance of O. mykiss parr. 8 $ 38,770  
10. b. Collect and read scale samples from O. mykiss parr to determine parr age structure. 8 $ 24,244  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$839,768 $881,756 $761,694 $799,779


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

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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: 11.5 $323,877
Fringe $130,331
Supplies $ 44,100
Travel $ 45,312
Indirect $144,603
PIT tags # of tags: 15,500 $ 37,200
Total Itemized Budget $725,423


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $725,423
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $725,423
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $821,545
% change from forecast -11.7%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Previous budgets included contract work with Oregon State University which was completed in FY 2000.


Reason for change in scope

Contract work with Oregon State University was completed in FY 2000.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Construction/implementation $761,694 $799,779 $839,768 $881,756
Total Outyear Budgets $761,694 $799,779 $839,768 $881,756
 

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
$725,423
Comment:
The previous budgets included contract work with Oregon State University that was completed in FY 2000. Therefore, there is a decrease from the FY 2001 projected budget. The increases from FY 2000 are due to COLAs.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$725,423
Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$949,504
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$949,504
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$949,504
Sponsor (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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