Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199405300

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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 Bull Trout Assessment - Willamette/Mckenzie
BPA Project Proposal Number 199405300
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 Jeffrey S. Ziller
Mailing Address 3150 Main Street
City, State, Zip Springfield, OR 97478
Phone 5417263515
Fax 5417262505
E-mail Jeffrey.S.Ziller@state.or.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Jeffrey S. Ziller
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Willamette
 
Short Description Monitor distribution, population trends, and habitat use of bull trout populations in the Upper Willamette Basin. Continue to implement the Rehabilitation Plan for bull trout in Middle Fork Willamette (ODFW 1997).
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: Distribution and population size of bull trout in the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette basins, distribution and timing of bull trout spawning in the mainstem and South Fork McKenzie basins, Rehabilitation of the bull trout population in the Middle Fork Willamette Basin, the effectiveness of restrictive angling regulations for maintaining bull trout populations in the Willamette Basin, and perhaps most important, bull trout data for land owners and management agencies within the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette basins that can be used to set ESA recovery goals and determine progress towards those goals.
Biological Data: Spawning surveys for Anderson and Olallie Creek, standard pool counts in the mainstem and South Fork McKenzie, distribution of radio tagged bull trout in the mainstem and South Fork McKenzie Basin, juvenile bull trout trapping using rotary screw traps in Anderson and Olallie Creeks, juvenile population estimates in Anderson Creek using a modified Hankin and Reeves protocol, estimated number of adult spawners in Anderson Creek and Roaring River using electronic fish counters, presence/absence surveys conducted in the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette basins, the number and location of fry transferred from Anderson Creek to the Middle Fork Willamette above Hills Creek Reservoir, monitoring of survival, distribution, and growth of bull trout fry released in the Middle Fork Willamette Basin.


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
1996 Surveyed over 100 miles of stream for the presence of bull trout. Young of the year bull trout have only been found in known spawning tributaries.
1997 Information collected on this project has allowed ODFW to complete a risk assessment, rehabilitation plan and monitoring program for bull trout in the Middle Fork Willamette River.
1998 Redd surveys conducted in Anderson and Olallie creeks and the mainstem McKenzie show an increasing trend in adult bull trout abundance.
1998 With a downstream migrant trap, we monitored of timing and numbers of juveniles moving downstream in Anderson Creek. Data indicates good spawning success; however, habitat for young of the year bull trout may be limited.
1998 Transfer of 1,497 juvenile bull trout from the McKenzie Basin to the Middle Fork Willamette Basin.
1998 Monitoring of radio transmitters implanted in bull trout has allowed us to describe seasonal movements and habitat use in mainstem McKenzie, South Fork McKenzie, and Cougar Reservoir.
1999 Estimate of the number of spawning adult bull trout in Anderson Creek and Roaring River using electronic fish counters
1999 Transfer of 1,976 juvenile bull trout from the McKenzie Basin to the Middle Fork Willamette Basin.
1999 Confirmed survival of juvenile bull trout transferred from the McKenzie Basin to the Middle Fork Willamette Basin in 1998 and 1999.
1999 Population estimate of juvenile bull trout rearing in Anderson Creek.


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

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Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Determine distribution of bull trout in the Middle Fork Willamette and McKenzie river basins. a. Conduct surveys of potential spawning locations of bull trout in the Middle Fork Willamette and tributaries above Hills Creek Reservoir. Survey locations will be determined from historical ODFW survey data and the distribution of cold water, appr 2 $ 1,375  
b. Conduct surveys of potential spawning locations in the McKenzie River and tributaries above Trail Bridge Dam; tributaries of the mainstem below Trail Bridge Dam and in the South Fork McKenzie above Cougar Reservoir. Surveys will be conducted in coope 2 $ 1,031  
c. Determine juvenile bull trout rearing areas by locating fish with snorkeling and electrofishing techniques in habitat identified as suitable for bull trout. Criteria for suitable habitat will include stream segments with appropriate water temperatures 2 $ 1,031  
d. Locate adult bull trout rearing and spawning areas in the mainstem and South Fork McKenzie rivers by radio tagging up to 10 adult fish during the fall and winter and tracking their movements, at least bi-weekly, through the migration and spawning peri 2 $ 3,437  
2. Determine population size of bull trout in the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette basins. a. Estimate the number of bull trout in the Middle Fork subbasin using calibrated snorkel observations and the results of spawning surveys conducted in Task 1.1. Snorkeling will be conducted at night to enhance the effectiveness of the survey. 12 $ 6,873  
b. Estimate the number of juvenile bull trout migrating from Anderson Creek using a rotary screw downstream migrant trap and calculating trap efficiency. The migrant trap will be operated approximately 4 d/wk from February through May and at least 4d/mo 2 $ 5,499  
c. Estimate the number of bull trout residing in Olallie Creek by calibrated night snorkel counts. We will calculate a density estimate based on the calibrated counts and extrapolate for the total area below the springs on Olallie Creek. 1 $ 4,124  
d. Conduct bi-weekly counts of known spawning areas in Anderson Creek, Olallie Creek and mainstem McKenzie from September 1-October 15. 2 $ 3,437  
e. Continue using snorkeling gear to count adult bull trout in pools of the mainstem and South Fork McKenzie rivers as an index to pre-spawning bull trout abundance and distribution. 2 $ 2,749  
f. Utilize estimates of the number of spawning bull trout collected in Task 2.4. to obtain trend data on bull trout populations. 2 $ 344  
3. Determine life history characteristics of bull trout in the Middle Fork and McKenzie river basins. a. Summarize information collected in Objectives 1 and 2 to identify habitat characteristics of adult and juvenile bull trout rearing areas and spawning locations. Characteristics will include water temperature and flow, substrate type and size, stream 2 $ 687  
b. Identify the amount of habitat in the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette subbasins similar to habitat currently or historically colonized by bull trout in those basins. 2 $ 344  
c. Calculate the potential size of the Middle Fork Willamette and McKenzie river bull trout populations by extrapolating from the average density of bull trout found in Task 3.1 and the amount of habitat determined in Task 3.2. 2 $ 344  
4. Implement the Rehabilitation Plan for the bull trout population in the Middle Fork Willamette River (ODFW 1997). a. Transfer young of the year bull trout captured in the rotary screw trap from Anderson Creek to the Middle Fork Willamette River. Fry will be transported from February-April 1998 through 2002. The transportation vehicle is a 250-gallon tank with oxyg 2 $ 13,746  
b. Conduct snorkel surveys to monitor survival, distribution and growth of bull trout from the release site downstream approximately one kilometer. Estimate growth rates using length at release data and visual estimates of size from snorkel surveys. 12 $ 6,873  
c. Identify habitat characteristics of juvenile rearing areas including water temperature and flow, stream gradient, substrate size, distance to cover, and habitat complexity (e.g. amount of large wood, pools). 2 $ 1,718  
5. Determine the effectiveness of restrictive angling regulations for maintaining bull trout populations in the Willamette Basin. a. Estimate catch of bull trout by anglers in Cougar and Trail Bridge reservoirs and calculate potential mortality. Measure angler catches, the degree of angler compliance and knowledge of the restrictive angling regulations through creel surveys. Esti 2 $ 687  
6. Provide information acquired about bull trout to landowners and land management agencies within the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette basins and to other regional entities. a. Compile data collected in this study and relate to habitat surveys completed by USFS and ODFW. 2 $ 3,437  
b. Provide quarterly and annual reports of operations and interim findings to BPA and other interested parties. 12 $ 3,437  
c. Publish the results and recommendations in a refereed journal or equivalent. Additional informational and technical presentations will be conducted as requested. 2 $ 6,873  
d. Coordinate and participate in bi-annual meetings of the Upper Willamette Bull Trout Working Group to coordinate field activities and exchange information. 2 $ 686  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 24,461 $ 25,683 $ 69,490 $ 23,296


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: Natural Resources Specialist I (12 months), Experimental Bio Aide (2 months) $ 31,436
Fringe $ 14,391
Supplies Gloves, wading boots, waders, flashlights, oxygen, dry suit repair and office supplies $ 1,300
Travel Mileage, vehicle rental and per diem $ 7,164
Indirect Overhead $ 14,441
Total Itemized Budget $ 68,732


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $ 68,732
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $ 68,732
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $ 62,575
% change from forecast 9.8%


Reason for change in estimated budget

We have changed the crew leader for this project from an Experimental Biology Aide (EBA) to a Limited Duration Natural Resources Specialist I (NRS I). The duties of the crew leader for this project were consistent with those of an NRS I and not those of an EBA. The cost of an NRS I is approximately 29% higher than an EBA. To compensate, 3 months of EBA time were eliminated.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Monitoring and evaluation $ 69,490 $ 23,296 $ 24,461 $ 25,683
Total Outyear Budgets $ 69,490 $ 23,296 $ 24,461 $ 25,683
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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