Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199403400

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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

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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Assessing Summer And Fall Chinook Restoration In The Snake River Basin
BPA Project Proposal Number 199403400
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Billy D. Arnsberg
Mailing Address 3404 Hwy 12
City, State, Zip Orofino, ID 83544
Phone 2084767296
Fax 2084760719
E-mail billa@nezperce.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Silas Whitman
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
 
Short Description Assess current fall chinook spawning escapement and locations, juvenile emergence, growth rates, emigration timing, survival to dams, and smolt-to-adult survival for evaluating supplementation as a tool for recovery of Snake River fall chinook salmon.
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: Biological parameters we are measuring which assist and will aid salmon managers in fall chinook supplementation strategies that should maximize juvenile survival include the subyearling emigration timing and survival data. Emergence timing, growth rate, and emigration data collected on wild fall chinook in the lower Clearwater will continue to be important during the summer water budget period when Dworshak Reservoir is heavily called upon to release large amounts of cold water to cool the Snake River and to meet Lower Granite flow targets set by NMFS. The main biological parameter being measured is to what degree the supplemented fall chinook are contributing to natural reproduction and in helping to recover the Snake River fall chinook stock under the ESA. We are documenting supplementation success by assessing hatchery adult return rates over Lower Granite Dam and in measuring what percentage of spawned-out carcasses are hatchery fish that are found on the spawning grounds.
Biological Data: For wild fall chinook emigrating from the lower Clearwater River, data thus far shows that emergence timing ranges from late April through May, fry growth rates average about 1.0 mm/d, and emigration timing begins around 1 July and continues through September. This data is used in-season to allow subyearling fall chinook a growth window needed for smoltification before Dworshak Reservoir is called upon for unnaturally high cold water releases. Year 2001 will be the fifth year for measuring Lyons Ferry Hatchery fall chinook subyearling survival through the mainstem dams by using PIT tag technology. Survival data indicates that earlier subyearling releases during the first part of June have higher survival than later releases in July and larger fish have higher survival than smaller fish. The recent increase in adult returns above Lower Granite Dam can be attributed to supplementation and our carcass collection data shows that a high percentage are successfully spawning hatchery fish.


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 Gathered and analyzed temperature data in the upper Clearwater River Subbasin, and lower sections of the Grande Ronde, Salmon, and Imnaha Rivers and determined what stock of summer and/or fall chinook would best fit the existing habitat.
1994 Collected emigration timing, growth, and survival information on wild fall chinook in the lower Clearwater River through the use of PIT tags.
1994 Conducted fall chinook aerial redd surveys on the Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, and lower sections of the South Fork Clearwater, Selway, and Salmon Rivers and collected carcasses for biological data and hatchery fish contributions.
1995 Physically measured chinook salmon spawning habitat quantity and determined spawning carrying capacity in the upper mainstem Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater and lower sections of the South Fork Clearwater, Lochsa and Selway Rivers.
1995 Freeze-cored potential spawning substrate and described habitat quality for chinook in the upper mainstem Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater and lower sections of the South Fork Clearwater, and Selway Rivers.
1995 Gathered and analyzed temperature data in the upper Clearwater River Subbasin, and lower sections of the Grande Ronde, Salmon, and Imnaha Rivers.
1995 Collected emigration timing, growth, and survival information on wild fall chinook in the lower Clearwater River through the use of PIT tags.
1995 Conducted fall chinook aerial redd surveys on the Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, and lower sections of the South Fork Clearwater, Selway, and Salmon Rivers and collected carcasses for biological data and hatchery fish contributions.
1996 Physically measured chinook salmon spawning habitat quantity and determined spawning carrying capacity in the lower sections of the Salmon, Grande Ronde, and Imnaha Rivers.
1996 Freeze-cored potential spawning substrate and described habitat quality for chinook in the lower Salmon, Grande Ronde, and Imnaha Rivers.
1996 Collected emigration timing, growth, and survival information on wild fall chinook in the lower Clearwater River through the use of PIT tags.
1996 Conducted fall chinook aerial redd surveys on the Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, and lower sections of the South Fork Clearwater, Selway, and Salmon Rivers and collected carcasses for biological data and hatchery fish contributions.
1996 Assisted BPA fall chinook project 9801004 in PIT tagging yearling fall chinook salmon at the Pittsburg Landing Acclimation Facility.
1996 Monitored temperature data in the upper Clearwater River Subbasin, and lower sections of the Grande Ronde, Salmon, and Imnaha Rivers.
1997 Collected emigration timing, growth, and survival information on wild fall chinook in the lower Clearwater River through the use of PIT tags.
1997 Collected emigration timing, growth, and survival information on Lyons Ferry Hatchery subyearling fall chinook in the lower Clearwater River through the use of PIT tags and investigated size at release and time of release differences.
1997 Conducted fall chinook aerial redd surveys on the Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, and lower sections of the South Fork Clearwater, Selway, and Salmon Rivers and collected carcasses for biological data and hatchery fish contributions.
1997 Assisted BPA fall chinook project 9801004 in PIT tagging yearling fall chinook salmon at the Big Canyon Creek Acclimation Facility and in radio tagging activities after release.
1997 Monitored temperature data in the upper Clearwater River Subbasin, and lower sections of the Grande Ronde, Salmon, and Imnaha Rivers.
1998 Collected emigration timing, growth, and survival information on wild fall chinook in the lower Clearwater River through the use of PIT tags.
1998 Subsampled juvenile fall chinook collected in the lower Clearwater and Grande Ronde Rivers and determined stock structure through genetic analysis.
1998 Collected emigration timing, growth, and survival information on Lyons Ferry Hatchery subyearling fall chinook in the lower Clearwater River through the use of PIT tags and investigated size at release and time of release differences.
1998 Conducted fall chinook aerial redd surveys on the Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, and lower sections of the South Fork Clearwater, Selway, and Salmon Rivers and collected carcasses for biological data and hatchery fish contributions.
1998 Assisted BPA fall chinook project 9801004 in PIT tagging yearling fall chinook salmon at the Big Canyon Creek and Captain John Rapids Acclimation Facility and in radio tagging activities after release.
1998 Monitored temperature data in the upper Clearwater River Subbasin, and lower sections of the Grande Ronde, Salmon, and Imnaha Rivers.
1999 Collected emigration timing, growth, and survival information on wild fall chinook in the lower Clearwater River through the use of PIT tags.
1999 Subsampled juvenile fall chinook collected in the lower Clearwater River and determined stock structure through genetic analysis.
1999 Collected emigration timing, growth, and survival information on Lyons Ferry Hatchery subyearling fall chinook in the lower Clearwater River through the use of PIT tags and investigated size at release and time of release differences.
1999 Conducted fall chinook aerial redd surveys on the Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, and lower sections of the South Fork Clearwater, Selway, and Salmon Rivers and collected carcasses for biological data and hatchery fish contributions.
1999 Assisted BPA fall chinook project 9801004 in PIT tagging yearling fall chinook salmon at the Big Canyon Creek and Captain John Rapids Acclimation Facility and in radio tagging activities after release.
1999 Monitored temperature data in the upper Clearwater River Subbasin, and lower sections of the Grande Ronde, Salmon, and Imnaha Rivers.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

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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
Objective 1.Investigate the movement patterns, growth rates, and survival of wild and Lyons Ferry Hatchery fall chinook subyearlings in the lower Clearwater River to the mainstem dams. a. Capture using beach seines and PIT tag up to 4,000 wild fall chinook salmon in the lower Clearwater River 2001 $ 14,600  
b. Obtain a subsample of up to 120 wild subyearling chinook in the lower Clearwater River for genetic analyis. 2001 $ 5,400 x
c. Obtain 24,000 Lyons Ferry Hatchery subyearling fall chinook to PIT tag, acclimate and release in the lower Clearwater River. 2001 $ 57,600  
d. Use the Survival Under Proportional Hazards (SURPH) model to estimate survival of wild and hatchery fall chinook to the mainstem dams. 2001 $ 6,865  
Objective 2. Correlate juvenile wild and hatchery fall chinook survival in the Clearwater River to emigration conditions and environmental variables to adult return rates. a. Analyze temperature data, flow data, and operational conditions at dams to correlate juvenile survival rates to adult return information including numbers over Lower Granite and redds counts. 2001 $ 6,864  
Objective 3. Provide annual reports to BPA b. Provide project status reports on a quarterly basis and an annual report on 1999 results by June 30, 2001 2002 $ 13,729  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2002
$ 30,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

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Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: Administrative support (one month) $ 17,288
Fringe Administrative support (one month) $ 3,350
Supplies Expendable field supplies $ 1,000
Travel GSA vehicle $ 4,000
Indirect 26.6% $ 6,820
PIT tags # of tags: 28,000 $ 67,200
Subcontractor Genetic analysis $ 5,400
Total Itemized Budget $105,058


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $105,058
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $105,058
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $323,400
% change from forecast -67.5%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Year 2001 will be the fifth and final year for Lyons Ferry Hatchery fall chinook subyearling survival research and this 2001 budget reflects those costs plus PIT tag costs for the wild fall chinook subyearlings captured in the lower Clearwater. The monitoring and evaluation part of this fall chinook salmon project in the Clearwater River Subbasin will continue beyond 2001 and has been incorporated into the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery (NPTH) Monitoring and Evaluation Action Plan (Project 198335003) which has been submitted for 2001 funding. Funding for staff time, fall chinook aerial redd surveys and other monitoring tasks not associated with the Lyons Ferry Hatchery subyearling survival research have been incorporated within Project 198335003 and is reflected by the 67.5% decrease in the FY 2000 projected budget.


Reason for change in scope

The rationale for inclusion of this project under the Nez Perce Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation is because the supplementation of fall chinook salmon in the Clearwater River Subbasin will be directly from the hatchery or from new acclimation facilities. Also, emigration survival research in the lower Clearwater River using Lyons Ferry Hatchery fall chinook subyearlings will have five consecutive years of data and will be completed in 2001. The final report for this project will be compiled during the first part of 2002. The ISRP reviewed NPTH M&E Action Plan provides compresensive monitoring and evaluation for NPTH which includes most M & E tasks that are already being collected through this project, but on a smaller scale.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002
Construction/implementation $ 30,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 30,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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