Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199604300

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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 Johnson Creek Artificial Propagation Enhancement
BPA Project Proposal Number 199604300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name John Gebhards/Jason Vogel
Mailing Address P.O. Box 1942
City, State, Zip McCall, ID 83638
Phone 2086345290
Fax 2086344097
E-mail johng@nezperce.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Silas Whitman
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Salmon
 
Short Description Enhance and monitor a weak but recoverable stock of native summer chinook salmon in Johnson Creek. Construct facilities for adult collection and holding, juvenile rearing, and smolt acclimation.
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: We anticipate a green egg to smolt survival of 80% and a smolt to adult survival of the supplementation fish of 0.1% to 0.15%. Wild juvenile chinook studies will determine: juvenile survival estimates, juvenile life history information, emigration timing and abundance, and comprehensive genetic analysis. Supplemented juvenile chinook studies will determine: juvenile survival estimates, juvenile life history information, emigration timing and abundance, evaluation of the acclimation and release of supplemented juvenile smolts compared to wild juvenile smolts, and comprehensive genetic analysis. Adult chinook studies will collect information about supplemented vs. natural chinook salmon to compare: smolt-to-adult survival estimates, adult escapement information, spawner distribution and run timing, adult life history information, dispersion rates, effectiveness of adult collection facilities, and comprehensive genetic analysis.
Biological Data: Juvenile chinook salmon marked with PIT tags at several life history stages are used for survival, arrival timing, and abundance of smolts past the lower Snake River dams and throughout the system, and effectiveness of acclimation and rearing techniques of supplementation vs. natural chinook. This data will be analyzed using PTAGIS databases and the SURPH model. Multiple pass redd count/carcass count surveys will quantify: total escapement above the weir, smolt-to-adult estimates, supplemented to wild fish ratios, fish per redd, and evaluation of wild vs. supplementation fish. Tissue samples taken from juvenile and adult salmon will determine genetic characteristics/patterns of supplementation vs. natural summer chinook salmon.


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
1997 Completed Quarterly Reports for BPA
1997 Collected baseline information on environmental conditions on Johnson Creek.
1998 Collected baseline information on environmental conditions on Johnson Creek.
1998 Determined abundance and selected life history characteristics/patterns of juvenile summer chinook salmon (PIT-tagged 4,268 fish)
1998 Determined abundance and spawning distribution/success of upstream migrant adult summer chinook salmon.
1998 Completed Quarterly Reports for BPA
1998 Secured Section 10 Permit from NMFS for Broodstock Collection
1998 Collected First Broodstock from Johnson Creek (54 adult fish taken for supplementation)
1998 Began Implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation Program
1998 Monitored and evaluated operation of adult collection and holding facility for adverse impacts to summer chinook salmon.
1998 Collected samples to initiate genetic monitoring plan, samples currently being analyzed
1999 Collected baseline information on environmental conditions on Johnson Creek.
1999 Collected samples to initiate genetic monitoring plan, samples currently being analyzed.
1999 Determined abundance and selected life history characteristics/patterns of juvenile summer chinook salmon (PIT-tagged 8,482 fish)
1999 Completed Quarterly Reports for BPA
1999 Prepared draft annual (1998) report for BPA
1999 Completed and Submitted NMFS Annual Section 10 Report
1999 Initiated Preliminary Design of proposed facilities
1999 Began NEPA analysis of project
1999 Completed Working Draft of Broodstock Management Plan
2000 Collected baseline information on environmental conditions on Johnson Creek.
2000 Completed Quarterly Reports for BPA
2000 Completed Hatchery Genetic Management Plan
2000 Completed Benefit Risk Assessment
2000 Completed Working Draft of the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
2000 Submitted modification for NMFS Section 10 permit
2000 Released 80,000 smolts from Broodyear 1998 back into Johnson Creek, 100% marked with coded wire and visual elastomer tags and 10% PIT-tagged


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Final Engineering Design a. McCall Fish Hatchery Facilities 1 $100,000 x
b. Adult Collection Facility 1 $ 60,000 x
c. Juvenile Acclimation Facility 1 $ 40,000 x
2. Complete necessary environmental and cultural reviews. a. NEPA 1 $ 10,000  
b. Cultural Resources 1 $ 5,000 x
3. Site Evaluations a. Topographic Surveys 1 $ 15,000 x
b. Geotechnical Surveys 1 $ 15,000 x
4. Obtain appropriate permits and leases for construction activities a. 404 permit 1 $ 5,000  
b. USFS Special Use Permit 1 $ 6,171  
c. Secure Private Landowner Leases 1 $100,000  
5. NPPC's Step 3 Review a. Submit necessary documents for NPPC's Step 3 Review. 1 $ 18,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

n/a or no information


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Construction of Production Facilities a. McCall Fish Hatchery Facilities 2 $850,000 x
b. Adult Collection Facility 2 $900,000 x
c. Acclimation Facility 2 $700,000 x
2. Construction Contract Administration a. Oversee construction of facilities to ensure that they meet the specifications designed. 2 $ 33,391  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

n/a or no information


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Salmon Supplementation a. Collect and Hold Adult Salmon 25 $ 25,000  
b. Spawn Adult Salmon 25 $ 15,000  
c. Incubate eggs at McCall Fish Hatchery 25 $ 10,000  
d. Rear juvenile salmon at McCall Fish Hatchery 25 $210,711  
e. Transfer juvenile salmon to Acclimation Facilities 25 $ 10,000  
f. Acclimate and release juvenile salmon 25 $ 30,000  
g. Tagging and Marking of Juvenile Salmon 25 $ 78,100  
h. Fish Health Monitoring 25 $ 15,000  
2. Operations Administration a. Budget Tracking and Preparation 25 $ 10,000  
b. Overall Project Administration 25 $ 50,000  
3. Technology Transfer a. Data analysis, preparation of quarterly and annual reports, publications 25 $ 27,000  
b. Presentation of results and major findings to professional staff and meetings/conferences 25 $ 3,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2003 FY 2005 FY 2004 FY 2002
$533,610 $588,305 $560,290 $508,200


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Objective 1. Determine abundance and spawning distribution/success of upstream migrant jack and adult anadromous summer chinook salmon pre-, during, and post-supplementation of indigenous summer chinook salmon in the Johnson Creek system. a. Evaluate the portable weir/trap facility during spawning migration for enumeration of upstream migrant summer chinook salmon. 1/1998 to 12/2029; 30 years $ 12,000  
b. Collect run timing information from adults trapped. 1/1998 to 12/2029; 30 years $ 8,000  
c. Collect length, sex, physical characteristics, tissue for genetic analysis, spawning maturation, scales, otoliths, percent spawned, snouts from CWT tagged fish, and record marks on all carcasses, and mark all adults released upstream of the weir. 1/1998 to 12/2029; 30 years $ 10,000  
d. Estimate efficiency and total escapement above the weir, utilizing a mark-recapture study comparing marked to unmarked carcasses and determine hatchery to wild fish ratios and fish per redd ratio. 1/1998 to 12/2029; 30 years $ 15,000  
e. Conduct intensive multiple count spawning ground surveys to enumerate redds, live fish, and carcasses and determine relative abundance of spawners. Trend area, conducted since 1957, will continue indefinitely. $ 11,000  
Objective 2. Determine abundance, selected life history characteristics/patterns, and spatial distribution of juvenile summer chinook salmon pre-, during, and post-supplementation of indigenous summer chinook salmon. a. Operate juvenile chinook salmon emigration trapping trap to obtain timing, estimate abundance, and life history characteristics. 1/1998 to 2/2029; 30 years, possibly continue monitoring for unknown amount of time $ 53,901  
b. PIT tag natural parr, pre-smolts and smolts for estimating survival, emigration timing, and travel times to Lower Granite, Little Goose, Lower Monumental, and McNary dams ($24,000 of the cost are PIT-tags).. 1/1998 to 2/2029; 30 years, possibly continue monitoring for unknown amount of time $ 54,000  
c. Conduct juvenile summer parr PIT tagging (PIT tag at least 700 juvenile summer parr)with IDFG to obtain summer parr survival estimates and movement patterns. 1/1998 to 2/2029; 30 years, possibly continue monitoring for unknown amount of time $ 7,500  
d. Assist IDFG snorkel, general parr monitoring sites (GPM), for presence/absence and general trend information. 1/1998 to 2/2029; 30 years, possibly continue monitoring for unknown amount of time $ 2,000  
Objective 3. Determine and monitor genetic characteristics/patterns, of supplementation vs. natural summer chinook salmon pre-, during, and post-supplementation of indigenous summer chinook salmon. a. Conduct genetic analysis of Johnson Creek summer chinook population in order to determine within-population genetic variability. 1/1998 to 12/2029; 30 years $ 32,000 x
Objective 4. Evaluate operation of adult collection and holding facility for adverse impacts to resident and/or anadromous fish populations in Johnson Creek. a. Monitor upstream and downstream of the weir in regular intervals with multiple ground counts and snorkeling to enumerate redds, live fish, and carcasses of salmon that may be impeded by the presence of the adult weir. 12/1998 to 12/2029; 30 years $ 7,500  
Objective 5. Monitor smolt production in the hatchery to evaluate health status, growth rates, and condition factors to compare supplementation fish with natural fish. a. Perform standard health and pathological tests coordinated with ongoing evaluations conducted by Idaho Fish & Game and U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service. 12/1998 to 12/2029; 30 years $ 5,000  
Objective 6. Determine effectiveness of acclimation of hatchery summer chinook salmon to increase the overall population of Johnson Creek summer chinook salmon. a. Implement marking program (CWT and VIE tagging) of hatchery chinook juveniles to have a definitive internal and external mark to compare survival estimates between hatchery and wild chinook in the Johnson Creek system. 10/1999 to 10/2029; 30 years $ 5,000  
b. PIT tag a portion of Johnson Creek hatchery pre-smolts per brood year for estimating survival, emigration timing, and travel times to Lower Granite, Little Goose, Lower Monumental, and McNary dams ($20,640 for PIT tags). 10/1999 to 10/2029; 30 years $ 37,500  
c. Compare timing, estimated numbers, and life history characteristics of hatchery juvenile summer chinook salmon compared to wild summer chinook salmon captured in emigrant traps (objective 2, task a). 10/1999 to 10/2029; 30 years $ 12,000  
Objective 7. Collect baseline information on environmental conditions in Johnson Creek, with special attention to smolt emigration and adult spawning migration periods. a. Monitor a constant recording thermograph and stage gauge to collect water temperature information near the adult trapping, emigrant trapping, smolt acclimation, and release facility and permanent gauging station. 1/1998 to 12/2024; 25 years $ 6,000  
Objective 8. Technology transfer a. Data analysis, preparation of quarterly and annual reports, publications 6/1998 to 12/2029; 30 years $ 65,000  
b. Presentation of results and major findings to professional staff and meetings/conferences 6/1998 to 12/2029; 30 years $ 8,500  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2003 FY 2005 FY 2004 FY 2002
$418,000 $469,000 $443,000 $394,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 0.5 $ 13,132
Fringe 28% of Personnel Costs $ 3,369
Supplies $ 705
Travel Includes vehicle charges $ 5,834
Indirect 26.61% $ 6,131
Capital Private Landowner Leases $100,000
NEPA $ 10,000
Subcontractor Design Engineering Costs $200,000
Subcontractor Site Evaluations $ 30,000
Subcontractor Cultural Surveys $ 5,000
Personnel FTE: 0.5 $ 15,534
Fringe 28% of Personnel Costs $ 4,350
Supplies $ 655
Travel $ 5,834
Indirect 26.61% $ 7,018
Capital Facility Construction and Contract Administration Costs (see subcontractor below) $ 0
Subcontractor Facility Construction Costs $2,450,000
Personnel FTE: 5 $190,722
Fringe 28% of Personnel Costs $ 51,745
Supplies Includes rent, office & field supplies, repair, etc. $ 43,869
Travel Includes GSA vehicles, field per diem, travel, helicopter services, etc. $ 43,820
Indirect 26.61% $ 87,855
Subcontractor $ 17,700
Other Tagging/Marking materials $ 48,100
Personnel FTE: 4.5 $131,356
Fringe 28% of Personnel Costs $ 35,497
Supplies Includes rent, office & field supplies, repair, etc. $ 45,625
Travel Includes GSA vehicles, field per diem, travel, helicopter services, etc. $ 15,396
Indirect 26.61% $ 60,637
PIT tags # of tags: 18600 $ 44,640
Subcontractor Genetic analysis, scale analysis, and otolith analysis. $ 18,750
Total Itemized Budget $3,693,274


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $3,693,274
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $2,941,376
Total FY 2001 budget request $751,898
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $725,000
% change from forecast 3.7%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Nez Perce Tribe indirect costs increased from 22.9% to 26.61%. Additional Administrative support personnel have been added, increasing salary and fringe costs. As fish production increases, additional rearing and tagging costs were added. Delays in completion and approval of final design have pushed construction of production facilities to FY2001 or FY2002.


Reason for change in scope

There has not been a change in scope of the overall project. Delays in completing the design and construction of production facilities has resulted in budget changes only.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Operations and maintenance $508,200 $533,610 $560,290 $588,305
Monitoring and evaluation $394,000 $418,000 $443,000 $469,000
Total Outyear Budgets $902,200 $951,610 $1,003,290 $1,057,305
 

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
$3,662,234
Comment:
Proposed $2,941,376 in FY 2000 carry forward. The budget has been adjusted due to a change in the indirect cost rate.

Additional administrative support personnel have been added, increasing salary and fringe costs. As fish production increases, additional rearing and tagging costs were added. Delays in completion and approval of final design have pushed construction of production facilities to FY2001 or FY2002.

There has not been a change in the scope of the overall project. Delays in completing the design and construction of production facilities have resulted in budget changes only.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$-1,772,398
Comment:
Rationale: Previous commitments remain available for scope of work; Reallocate $1,772,398 of FY 2000 budget

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$923,887
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$923,887
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$923,887
Sponsor (Nez Perce Tribe - Lapwai) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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