Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199405400

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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 Bull trout life history, genetics, habitat needs, and limiting factors in central and northeast Oregon.
BPA Project Proposal Number 199405400
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation, Oregon
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW/CTWSRO
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Alan Hemmingsen
Mailing Address 28655 Hwy 34
City, State, Zip Corvallis, OR 97333
Phone 5417574263
Fax 5417574102
E-mail hemmingsena@fsl.orst.edu
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Tim Whitesel, PhD, ODFW
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Deschutes
 
Short Description Characterize aspects of bull trout biology to help develop protection and recovery plans for the species in Oregon's portion of the Columbia Basin.
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: This project is intended to fill gaps in the description of bull trout biology in general, and to update the status of specific populations. Information gathered will help fisheries managers assess the relative risks to populations, develop protection and recovery plans specific to each population, and prioritize resources to enable such protection or recovery. If this information is applied properly, the expected over-all outcome is long-term persistence of all bull trout populations that currently exist. Knowledge of bull trout biology was limited at the start of this project, and work to date has considerably enhanced that knowledge. Efforts have also identified, and will continue to uncover, other critical areas for futher investigations.
Biological Data: Data to measure the expected biological outcomes also describe the relative health of bull trout populations. Such data include bull trout distributions at various life stages; description and availability of habitats critical to each life stage; population abundance; genetic description of populations and their relationships to each other; identification of migratory corridors; and description of the interactions between bull trout and sympatric brook trout. Some of these data have been incorporated into current recovery plans, and new data will help refine those plans.


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 Completed sampling and DNA analysis of 46 populations of bull trout in Oregon, Washington and Idaho to describe genetic structure of bull trout populations.
1996 Collected of summer temperature data from streams which contain bull trout and brook trout.
1996 Completed multiple pass spawning surveys of three streams; conducted exploratory surveys in three additional streams.
1997 Conducted distribution and habitat surveys of 17 streams with sympatric populations of bull trout and brook trout (began in 1996).
1997 Conducted radio telemetry study of movements and habitat use of bull trout juveniles and adults.
1997 Collected of summer temperature data from streams which contain bull trout and bull trout.
1997 Completed multiple pass spawning surveys of three streams; conducted exploratory surveys in two additional streams.
1997 Completed statewide bull trout distribution maps (entered into GIS system).
1997 Made two presentations at the annual meeting of the Oregon Chapter, American Fisheries Society.
1998 Completed fieldwork portion of enclosure study of bull trout/brook trout interactions, growth and feeding behavior.
1998 Conducted radio telemetry study of movements and habitat use of bull trout juveniles and adults (ongoing).
1998 Collected of summer temperature data from streams which contain bull trout and bull trout (ongoing).
1998 Conducted adult and juvenile movement studies in upper John Day and Walla Walla subbasins (ongoing).
1998 Completed multiple pass spawning surveys of three streams, spawner population estimate in one stream, and exploratory surveys in one stream (ongoing).
1998 Completed thermal videography of Wenaha River (Grande Ronde subbasin).
1998 Made two presentations at the annual meeting of the Oregon Chapter, American Fisheries Society.
1998 Made two presentations at the annual Salvelinus confluentus Curiosity Society workshop.
1998 Made two presentations at the special bull trout meeting of the North Pacific International Chapter, American Fisheries Society.
1999 Completed analysis of bull trout/brook trout interactions.
1999 Completed laboratory description of bull trout and brook trout diets.
1999 Conducted radio telemetry study of movements and habitat use of bull trout juveniles and adults in upper John Day, Walla Walla, Grande Ronde, and Deschutes subbasins (ongoing).
1999 Collected of summer temperature data from streams which contain bull trout and bull trout (ongoing).
1999 Conducted adult and juvenile movement studies (traps) in upper John Day, Walla Walla, and Deschutes subbasins (ongoing).
1999 Conducted distribution and habitat surveys of three stream systems with sympatric populations of bull trout and brook trout in the Deschutes subbasin.
1999 Completed multiple pass spawning surveys of three streams and exploratory surveys in another four streams (ongoing).
1999 Estimated age at maturity and spawner abundance in one population of bull trout with resident life history form.
1999 Made one presentation at the annual meeting of the Oregon Chapter, American Fisheries Society.
1999 Presented a paper at the Ecology and Management of Northwest Salmonids: Bull Trout II conference in Alberta, Canada.
1999 Published an abstract on bull trout and brook trout feeding behaviors at the Bull Trout II conference above.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

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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. Determine distribution of juvenile and adult bull trout as well as habitats associated with that distribution in portions of the Grande Ronde, John Day, Deschutes and Walla Walla subbasins a. Identify areas where bull trout spawn and where juveniles rear. 3 $ 29,941  
b. Identify movement patterns of radio-tagged migratory juvenile bull trout. 3 $ 14,088  
c. Identify movement patterns and characterize habitat use of radio-tagged adult bull trout. 3 $ 38,236  
d. Map juvenile and adult distribution using the Geographic Information System (GIS). 4 $ 35,533  
2. Determine relationships between stream temperature and distribution of bull trout. a. With thermographs, identify summer temperatures experienced by juvenile bull trout in selected streams. 5 $ 22,164  
b. Primarily with thermistor telemetry, identify seasonal temperatures experienced by adult bull trout in the Walla Walla, John Day, Deschutes and Grande Ronde subbasins. 2 $ 14,964  
c. With thermographs and telemetry, identify fall through spring temperatures experienced by migrant juvenile bull trout in selected streams of the John Day subbasin. 5 $ 17,562  
3. Determine fluvial and resident life history patterns in the upper John Day, Walla Walla, and Deschutes subbasins. a. Capture juvenile bull trout and implant them with PIT tags. 2 $ 22,080  
b. Trap upstream migrant adult bull trout and sample for PIT tags. 5 $ 13,582  
c. Collect scales and length data to determine length at age. 2 $ 27,890  
4. Characterize relationships among bull trout and sympatric species. a. Determine the distribution and habitat use of sympatric bull trout and brook trout populations. 2 $ 11,630  
b. Estimate the amount of hybridization between bull trout and brook trout by dorsal fin pigmentation and genetic analysis. 3 $ 19,272  
c. Determine a basis for assessing the relative risk to bull trout by brook trout. 4 $ 15,764  
d. Characterize invertebrate communities in bull trout and brook trout zonations. 1 $ 15,182  
5. Establish guidelines to monitor the abundance of bull trout using spawning surveys. a. Identify variation in spawning distribution. 5 $ 32,856  
b. Identify variation associated with life history form. 5 $ 23,582  
c. Determine variation in spawning timing between years. 5 $ 32,856  
d. Develop indices from spawning survey information. 2 $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$328,250 $331,533 $300,000 $325,000


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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Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 5.5 $177,283
Fringe $ 61,196
Supplies $ 21,900
Travel $ 22,219
Indirect $ 84,317
PIT tags # of tags: 1000 $ 2,400
Subcontractor OSU Forest Science Lab (computer support) $ 2,800
Subcontractor Baker Aircraft (ODFW telemetry) $ 5,000
Subcontractor USDA Forest Service (trapping, telemetry) $ 6,000
Subcontractor Aircraft rental (CTWSRO telemetry) $ 2,067
Subcontractor GIS/GPS Services (CTWSRO) $ 2,000
Total Itemized Budget $387,182


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $387,182
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $387,182
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $380,000
% change from forecast 1.9%


Reason for change in estimated budget

The position of assistant project leader was unfilled for portions of FY99 and FY00 because of budget shortfalls. Consequently, some data analysis and reporting of results were not completed. Some additional travel and personnel costs are expected in order for this work to be coordinated and completed, within the timeframe of the present contract.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Construction/implementation $300,000 $325,000 $328,250 $331,533
Total Outyear Budgets $300,000 $325,000 $328,250 $331,533
 

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
$387,182
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$387,182
Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$490,750
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$490,750
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$490,750
Sponsor (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Sponsor (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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