Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199404300

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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 Monitor, Evaluate, Research and Model the Lake Roosevelt Fishery
BPA Project Proposal Number 199404300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Business acronym (if appropriate) STOI
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Keith Underwood
Mailing Address PO Box 100
City, State, Zip Wellpinit, WA 99040
Phone 5092587020
Fax 5092589032
E-mail keithund@spokanetribe.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Keith Underwood
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Inter-Mountain
Subbasin Lake Roosevelt
 
Short Description Monitor and evaluate the performance of hatchery fish. Develop and maintain a model able to predict the effects of hydro-operations and management actions on the lake ecosystem and fishery. Use model results to refine a fisheries management plans.
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: Environmental conditions within Lake Roosevelt that provide for robust wild, naturalized and hatchery origin populations of fishes. A fishery that can maintain an annual harvest of no less than 410,000 kokanee salmon, 352,000 rainbow trout, 131,000 walleye, and yet to be determined harvest numbers of white sturgeon, burbot, lake whitefish, mountain whitefish, and other infrequently harvested species.
Biological Data: Lake Roosevelt biological measures include limnological data such as water quality, phytoplankton biomass, periphyton biomass, zooplankton biomass in the presents or absence of a predator, and littoral habitat availability. These indices are collected from 2 to 11 sites along the length of the reservoir depending on year and index. Data collection periodicity varies from bimonthly to seasonally with a duration of 3 to 11 years. Success/failure of hatchery stocking programs. Fisheries data is collected by way of electro-fishing, gill netting, hydroacoustics, tagging studies and creel surveys yielding relative abundance, age, growth, temporal-spatial distribution, habitat use, feeding habitats, harvest, angler pressure, population estimates and other population dynamic information. Fisheries data has been collected from 1988 to present from seasonal (spring, summer, and fall) to monthly sampling efforts.


CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): resident


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
1988 From 1988 to date, collected baseline limnological, biological and fisheries data to allow for adaptive management of the hatcheries and hydrosystem.
1988 Established coordinated fisheries co-management activities among WDFW, CCT and STI on Lake Roosevelt to facilitate coordinated management activities.
1988 Established communcation with local and regional Columbia River stakeholders through special interest groups (i.e., CBFWA, NWPPC, Lake Roosevelt Forum) to include public in fisheries management process.
1990 Established hatchery reared kokanee salmon and rainbow trout stocking goals based on food (zooplankton) availability. Set harvest goals based on stocking goals. Articulated the first set of biological objectives for the lake.
1990 Established new walleye harvest regulations to maintain a harvestable population. Walleye condition was low suggesting the walleye population was too large for the available food. Regulation changed age and size structure of walleye population.
1991 Spokane Tribal Hatchery began operation. First hatchery with primary purpose of providing kokanee salmon and rainbow trout for harvest in Lake Roosevelt.
1991 Annually monitor and evaluate the performance of fish from the hatcheries. Based on data collected, hatcheries stocking strategies are adjusted to maximize angler harvest and minimize impacts to wild native species.
1992 Sherman Creek Hatchery began operation (managed by WDFW). Hatchery is designed to collect eggs from kokanee returning as adults to spawn at Sherman Creek.
1992 Established time frame when kokanee salmon are physiologically predisposed to forming an olfactory imprinted memory of the water in which they are reared suggesting that imprinting could be used to enhance the return of kokanee salmon to Sherman Creek.
1992 Discovered that kokanee exhibit weak smoltification characteristics, both physiologically and behaviorally, during their first year of life suggesting that kokanee salmon are likely to entrain during the spring of each year.
1993 Surveyed the benthic macroinvertebrate community and estimated terrestrial macroinvertebrate deposition. Discovered benthic and terrestrial macroinvertebrate communities were a limited, insignificant source of food for fish.
1993 Established a relationship between water retention time and zooplankton production. Water retention times greater than 30 days is necessary to maximize zooplankton density and biomass.
1994 Participated in human health studies that investigated toxin loads (i.e., mercury, PCBs, dioxins and furans) in tissue of walleye, rainbow trout, and kokanee. Also, conducted surveys to estimate fish consumption by anglers. Identified minimal risk.
1994 The first year adult kokanee spawners returned to Sherman Cr. as a result of imprinting with artificial chemicals.
1994 Hatcheries changed kokanee stocking strategies from fry to yearling releases. Fry provided less than one percent return to harvest and egg collection facilities. Studies suggest yearlings out perform fry by 5 to 10 percent.
1994 Changed stocking period of net pens and hatchery reared rainbow trout from April to June. This change minimizes entrainment by releasing fish while the lake is refilling instead of drawing down.
1994 Established the need to model the effects of hydro-operations and management actions on the ecosystem and fishery of Lake Roosevelt in order to create compatible management objectives between lower and upper river stakeholders.
1995 Established interim Lake Roosevelt hydro-operations rules. If rules are followed fish entrainment will be limited and food production will be enhanced providing for more and bigger fish in the creel.
1995 Became member of the TMT to participate with in-season hydro-operations decisions process in an attempt to make hydro-operations which benefit salmon while limiting impacts to Lake Roosevelt ecology.
1997 Intensified data collection of lower trophic levels (i.e., phytoplankton, periphyton and zooplankton) to a level appropriate for creating a model of Lake Roosevelt ecosystem.
1998 Began providing water quality data to the Lake Roosevelt Water Quality Council for human health considerations.
1998 Assisted the Lake Roosevelt Water Quality Council with collection of fish tissues for metal, dioxin and furan toxicity tests.
1998 In cooperation with the Sturgeon Project indexed the Lake Roosevelt sturgeon population. Results suggest sturgeon have not recruited to adult stage within Lake Roosevelt for over 20-25 years.
1998 Performed initial pelagic hydroacoustic surveys and mapped littoral habitats of the lake.
1998 Developed new kokanee harvest regulation, limiting angler harvest to hatchery origin kokanee only. Wild origin kokanee appear to be depressed and in need of protection from harvest.
1999 Conducted a bioenergics model run on Lake Roosevelt kokanee salmon and rainbow trout. Determined that food (zooplankton) was not limiting. This information refocused us on entrainment and predation as most likely the main limiting factors.
1999 Completed a walleye predation study on kokanee released from Sherman Creek Hatchery. This study estimated that from10 to 20% of the kokanee released were consumed by walleye within the first 3 weeks of release.
1999 Identified zooplankton production is greater near shore (Z=17m) than at the thalwag of the lake. Historical and current reservoir zooplankton biomass estimates are based on thalwag sampling and are therefore conservative.
1999 Completed a rainbow trout net pen environmental impact assessment. No significant impacts were identified.
1999 Mapped shoreline macrohabitat at 8 sites in Lake Roosevelt.
1999 Confirmed through a series of studies that Lake Roosevelt kokanee salmon, rainbow trout and other fishes production is primarily limited due to entrainment.
1999 Based on matched release studies of kokanee imprinted to artificial chemicals and kokanee not imprinted at Sherman Creek. Determined that the use of artificial imprinting chemicals did not significantly improve adult returns of kokanee to Sherman Creek.
1999 Began evaluating redband trout performance in the Lake Roosevelt net pen program, in an attempt to find stocks of indigenous rainbow trout, which perform in the fishery and lend themselves to artificial propagation.
1999 Began testing the performance of Kootenay Lake kokanee performance in the Spokane Tribal Hatchery, Sherman Creek Hatchery and Lake Roosevelt fishery. Our goal is to transition fully to indigenous Kootenay Lake kokanee within the next couple of years.
1999 Completed a mark-recapture study to estimate the walleye population. This information is used for estimating predation of hatchery origin fish during the first three weeks of release.
2000 Imposed new kokanee harvest regulation to limit hooking mortality of wild kokanee. Further limited angler induced mortality of wild kokanee salmon.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Create an informed Lake Roosevelt Fishery Management Plan with hydro-operation recommendations. a. Develop management objectives for the Lake Roosevelt fishery and ecosystem in cooperation with appropriate Columbia River stakeholders. 1 $ 10,000 x
b. Run model with various hydro-operations and management action scenarios to identify steps necessary to achieve management objectives. 2.5 $ 40,000 x
c. Identify and evaluate constraints (i.e., economic, biologic, social) limiting our ability to reach the management objectives. 1 $ 0 x
d. Adjust management objectives to match realistic actions based on constraints 1 $ 0 x
e. Write and publish document articulating the Lake Roosevelt Fishery Management Plan with hydro-operation recommendations for NWPPC review and approval. 1 $ 0 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2002 FY 2003
$150,000 $100,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Refine analyses of trophic interactions and effects of various parameters on trophic levels. a. Conduct multivariate or other appropriate statistical analyses with multiyear fisheries and lower trophic level data sets to confirm working hypotheses. 3 $ 50,000 x
b. Scientific peer review analyses. 3 $ 10,000 x
c. Write studies for publication in professional journals. 3 $ 40,000 x
2. Maintain current databases in order to validate, refine and maintain the Lake Roosevelt Ecology Model. a. Collect water quality, phytoplankton, zooplankton, and macroinvertebrate community data to monitor temporal-spatial physical, chemical and population indices. in perpetuity $100,000 x
b. Estimate population size and habitat use (e.g., water temp use) of pelagic fish species by way of mobile hydroacoustics surveys. in perpetuity $ 30,000 x
c. Monitor temporal-spatial distribution of newly released hatchery fish to estimate timing of vulnerability to entrainment and predation. 3 $ 10,000 x
d. Measure littoral habitat type and availability. 2 $ 50,000 x
3. Validate and refine the Lake Roosevelt Ecology Model a. Use collected data to validate the accuracy of the Lake Roosevelt Ecology Model. 2 $ 10,000 x
b. Identify model weaknesses and recommend solutions. 2 $ 10,000 x
c. Make refinements to model based on recommendations. 2 $ 5,000 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$100,000 $100,000 $150,000 $100,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

n/a or no information


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Monitor and evaluate impacts of hatchery origin fish on wild fish and lower trophic levels of Lake Roosevelt. a. Conduct fishery surveys through electro-fishing, gillnetting and beach seining during three seasons to assess wild and hatchery fish abundance, feeding habits, habitat use, growth, age structure and food availability. In perpetuity $110,584 x
b. Maintain a master data set of current and historical data projects conducted on Lake Roosevelt and its tributaries. In perpetuity $ 30,000  
c. Conduct analyses sufficient to create an informed recommendations as to hatchery stocking strategies which minimize impacts to wild fish and lower trophic levels. In perpetuity $ 63,000  
Monitor and evaluate various stocks of kokanee salmon and rainbow trout performance in Lake Roosevelt a. Mark a minimum of 40,000 hatchery origin rainbow trout with anchor tags. 4 $ 27,000  
b. Mark a minimum of 300,000 hatchery origin kokanee salmon with coded wire tags and adipose clips. 4 $ 63,000  
c. Conduct paired release studies of hatchery kokanee salmon and rainbow trout to determine the best stocks and release strategies which maximize harvest and egg collection will minimizing negative effects to wild fish and entrainment. 6 $160,000  
d. Monitor temporal-spatial distribution of newly released hatchery fish to estimate timing of vulnerability to entrainment and predation. in perpetuity $ 92,000  
e. Estimate walleye population size with mark-recapture studies to determine predator abundance. 4 $ 8,000  
Monitor and evaluate the performance of hatchery and wild fish in the Lake Roosevelt fishery. a. Conduct Lake Roosevelt creel surveys to estimate angle pressure, harvest and catch. Also evaluate the performance of hatchery and wild fish in the fishery. in perpetuity $155,000  
Monitor and evaluate the performance of hatchery and wild fish in the Lake Roosevelt fishery. a. Conduct a limited Banks Lake creel survey to estimate angle pressure, harvest and catch of kokanee salmon from the Spokane Tribal Hatchery. 2 $ 40,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$800,000 $800,000 $748,584 $750,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel $ 20,000
Fringe 28% of Salaries $ 5,600
Supplies Office Supplies $ 2,000
Travel Meeting Rooms $ 2,000
Indirect 20% of contract less capital equipment and subcontracts $ 5,920
Subcontractor Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife $ 7,240
Subcontractor Colville Confederated Tribes $ 7,240
Personnel $ 80,000
Fringe 28% of salaries $ 22,400
Supplies Fixatives, bottles and sampling equipment $ 4,000
Travel Repair/maintenance and fuel for boats and vehicles $ 8,000
Indirect 20% of contract less capital equipment and subcontracts $ 22,880
Subcontractor Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife $ 85,720
Subcontractor Eastern Washington University Phytoplankton $ 2,000
Subcontractor Spokane Tribal Labs - Nutrients $ 5,000
Subcontractor Colville Confederated Tribes $ 75,000
Subcontractor Portland State University $ 10,000
Personnel $184,277
Fringe 28% of salaries $ 51,597
Supplies Tags, gill nets, jars, office, lab gloves, computer software, etc. $ 44,445
Travel Training, repair/maintenance and fuel for vehicles and boats, creel mileage, per diem, etc. $ 27,468
Indirect 20% of contract less capital equipment and subcontracts. $ 64,533
Subcontractor Eastern Washington University $ 49,735
Subcontractor Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife $133,887
Subcontractor Colville Confederated Tribes $177,760
Other Utilities / Communications, and insurance $ 14,882
Total Itemized Budget $1,113,584


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $1,113,584
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $1,113,584
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $900,000
% change from forecast 23.7%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Although the 2001 budget request is greater than the budget forecasted in 1999, this 2001 budget request does reflect a significant reduction from that contracted in 2000. The 2000 budget was 1.5 million and the current 2001 budget is 1.1 million resulting in a 26% reduction from the 2000 budget. We have made an honest effort to meet our originally forecasted target however, due to the fact that the model and data collection effort are behind schedule, the budget is greater than expected. We are unwilling to abandon our data collection effort prior to having the model up and running. We believe it is foolish to stop data collect activities prior to knowing whether the model can answer questions in place of empirical data. Furthermore, an additional year of intensive data collection will refine model variables and our understanding of trophic relationships, ultimately providing for stronger models and understanding of the biological systems in which we are working.


Reason for change in scope

No change is scope of work.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $150,000 $100,000 $ 0 $ 0
Construction/implementation $150,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000
Monitoring and evaluation $748,584 $750,000 $800,000 $800,000
Total Outyear Budgets $1,048,584 $950,000 $900,000 $900,000
 

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:
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$1,113,584
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$1,113,584
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 20, 2003
2004 2005 2006
$1,046,491 $ 0 $ 0

Funding Category: Expense

Comment:
Tasks delayed, objective 4 model (100K) is stopped, may go into 04 rather than 03. Management plan won't go until 05 because of need of model. Contract year offset from fiscal year.

Project Sponsor Request for FY04-05 Recommendation:
Date:
Sep 20, 2003
2004 2005
$1,046,491 $950,000

Funding Category: Expense

Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$950,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$950,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$950,000
Sponsor (Spokane Tribe Of Indians) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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