Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199701500

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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 Imnaha River Smolt Monitoring Program Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 199701500
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Peter Cleary
Mailing Address 612 SW 2nd Street
City, State, Zip Enterprise, OR 97828
Phone 5414265986
Fax 5414262096
E-mail peterc@nezperce.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Silas Whitman
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Imnaha
 
Short Description Provide the Fish Passage Center with information and indices on spring emigration timing, estimated smolt survival, smolt performance and health of wild and hatchery salmonid smolts captured in the Imnaha River to Snake and Columbia River dams.
Target Species


Project Location

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Biological Outcomes of this project: Annually, this project provides information on the emigration timing of Imnaha River smolts, dam arrival timing, daily fish health, performance, and survival from the Imnaha River to the Snake River and Columbia River dams. This data will be utilized for in-season shaping of the water budget, for evaluating spill requests, and monitoring general fish health as part of the FPC’s smolt monitoring program. Annual reports summarizing the previously mentioned information are expected to be useful for local hatchery programs seeking to evaluate releases of hatchery chinook salmon and steelhead smolts. The information will also provide a record of how closely hatchery smolts mimicked natural smolts’ biological characteristics and migration performance. We will attempt to present annual information in a consistent format for the purpose of identifying trends in emigrating salmonid populations. We expect annual reports to be most useful to local hatchery programs at Annual Operation Plan meetings. Current Imnaha River emigration data will be useful when making decisions such as which release strategy to employ (i.e. direct, forced, or volitional). Hatchery managers debating which method to employ could refer to data from a previous migration year for insight. Any two migration years are not directly comparable due to such variables as flow conditions, temperature, predation, and collection efficiencies. However, trends in natural and hatchery chinook or steelhead emigration timing at the Imnaha River trap, arrival timing at Lower Granite Dam, and survival through the Snake and Columbia river dams could be useful indicators of the natural and hatchery population’s health, performance, and viability. A long-term expectation is to be able to use the annual data to describe the performance of Imnaha River smolts, at mainstem dams, in relation to smolts from other tributaries of the Snake, Salmon, and Clearwater rivers.
Biological Data: Data collected annually from 1994 to present at the Imnaha River Trap consists of the following: date of capture, hours fished, number of traps fished, conditions in which the trap(s) were fished, species captured, number captured per trap, physical condition (eg. descaling, lacerations, body scares and deformations), length, and weight. If the captured fish was marked with a PIT tag, the time of tagging, water temperatures, PIT tag identification number, and time of release are noted as well. Water temperature and flow data consist of observations made at staff gauges on the Imnaha River and data retrieved from the USGS gauging station on the Imnaha River and a thermograph placed above the Cow Creek bridge. Emigration timing, travel time, and estimated survival information from the Imnaha River to Snake River and Columbia River dams is provided to measure biological objectives.


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
2000 Internal review of the final draft of the first joint Imnaha River Smolt Monitoring/Lower Snake River Compensation Plan 1998 annual report, summarizing 1997 fall and 1998 spring smolts, completed. A final report will be submitted to BPA by June 15.
1999 Data collection and tasks completed. Preliminary work on the joint Imnaha River Smolt Monitoring/Lower Snake River Compensation Plan 1999 annual report begins.
1998 BPA annual report, contract DE-FC79-88BP38906, November 1998, all tasks completed.
1996 BPA annual report, contract DE-FC79-88FC38906-13 January 1998 632, all tasks completed
1995 BPA annual report, contract DE-FC79-88FC38906-5 January 1997 544, all tasks completed
1994 BPA annual report, contract DE-FC79-88FC38906-4 December 1995 775, all tasks completed


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

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-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

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Objective 1. Determine the spring emigration timing of chinook salmon and steelhead smolts collected at the Imnaha River trap(s) from March 15 to June 5. a. Operate the emigrant trap daily (5 days/week) from March 15 to June 5 to determine the timing of anadromous salmonid smolt emigration. 1 $ 46,432  
b. Collect stream discharge measurements at the USGS Imnaha stream gauge 13292000 and daily staff gauge measurements at the trap. 1 $ 988  
c. Subsample the fish catch to collect length, weight, species catch composition, and fish condition (descaling) of hatchery and natural chinook salmon and steelhead smolts. 1 $ 5,927  
d. Calculate fish condition factors for spring emigrating natural and hatchery chinook salmon and steelhead smolts. 1 $ 988  
e. Report emigration information to the FPC two times per week by 1600 hours in a standard format determined by the FPC. 1 $ 6,915  
Objective 2. Determine the emigration timing and travel time of previously PIT tagged natural and hatchery chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead smolts through interrogation at the lower Imnaha River trap from March 15 to June 5. a. Obtain release time and tag information for previously PIT tagged natural and hatchery chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead smolts from ODFW and the NPT. 1 $ 988  
b. Operate the emigrant traps 2 days per week in addition to Task 1a during volitional releases to maximize PIT tag interrogations. 1 $ 9,879  
c. Interrogate all fish collected at the trap for the presence of PIT tags. 1 $ 6,915  
d. Determine the emigration timing and travel time of previously PIT tagged natural and hatchery chinook salmon smolts and hatchery steelhead smolts at the Imnaha River trap. 1 $ 6,915  
e. Estimate the survival of PIT tagged hatchery chinook salmon smolts recaptured at the Imnaha River trap. 1 $ 6,915  
f. Report all interrogation files to PTAGIS within 48 hours. 1 $ 2,964  
Objective 3. Determine the emigration timing, travel time and survival of natural and hatchery steelhead PIT tagged from the Imnaha River through the Snake River and other Columbia River dams. a. PIT tag 4,400 actively emigrating natural steelhead smolts (700 fish per week for six weeks + 200 fish/week) during a seven week period at the lower Imnaha River trap (if possible). 1 $ 11,855  
b. PIT tag 5,200 actively emigrating hatchery reared steelhead smolts (1,000 fish/week) during a five week period; with 200 tags for one week of tagging. PIT tag release groups of 1,000 fish are to be tagged during a one to three day period if possible. 1 $ 11,855  
c. Edit and validate all PIT tag files before submission to PTAGIS. 1 $ 3,952  
d. Upload PIT tagging files to PTAGIS within 48 hours. 1 $ 1,976  
e. Retrieve PIT tag recovery and travel time data from PTAGIS for Snake River and other Columbia River dams. 1 $ 5,927  
f. Calculate emigration timing of PIT tagged natural and hatchery steelhead smolts from the Imnaha River to Snake River and Columbia River dams. 1 $ 3,952  
g. Determine the travel time and survival of PIT tagged natural and hatchery steelhead smolts to from the traps to Lower Granite Dam. 1 $ 3,952  
h. Estimate the survival of PIT tagged natural and hatchery steelhead smolts, from the traps to Lower Granite Dam and other dams as release group size allows. 1 $ 9,879  
Objective 4. Provide a final report summarizing results of Imnaha River smolt monitoring activities. a. Validate all data reported to the Fish Passage Center. 1 $ 1,976  
b. Identify and correct for duplicate tag codes (unmarked PIT tag recaptures), search PTAGIS for Imnaha orphans (PIT tagged fish with no tagging event record) and submit corrected tagging files as necessary. 1 $ 1,976  
c. Summarize the biological characteristics of Imnaha River natural and hatchery chinook salmon and steelhead smolts. 1 $ 1,976  
d. Prepare a final report of all spring smolt monitoring activities conducted in the Imnaha River in conjunction with fall smolt monitoring activities conducted by LSRCP. 2 $ 39,516  
Objective 5. Assist with PIT tagging activities in the Imnaha sub-basin for the Nez Perce Tribe. a. Manage PIT tag data for this project and provide reports for management review. 1 $ 988  
b. Assist LSRCP with PIT tagging Imnaha hatchery chinook salmon as needed. 1 $ 988  
c. Provide technical assistance to NPT research programs PIT tagging in the Imnaha sub-basin as needed. 1 $ 987  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2003 FY 2005 FY 2004 FY 2002
$239,002 $249,442 $235,322 $220,436


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 2 FTE, 6 months for 2 PTE, 3 months for an office manager, 3 months for administrative support $ 97,729
Fringe Average of 28% per FTE and 13% per PTE $ 25,394
Supplies Office rent, services, utilities and supplies, repair and maintenance, field supplies, per diem $ 17,012
Travel Vehicle lease, mileage, repair and maintenance, air travel for project leader $ 6,912
Indirect @ 26.6% $ 39,194
PIT tags # of tags: 4600 $ 11,040
Other Training ( registration fee for seminar or workshop) $ 300
Total Itemized Budget $197,581


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $197,581
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $197,581
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $174,000
% change from forecast 13.6%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Indirect rates increased about 4%, and fringe benefits increased 1% to match costs incurred by NPT. The forecasted budget for FY 2000 underestimated operating and repair costs for the traps. The FY 2000 statement of work estimated FY 2001 budget needs at $192,771. Additional management support staff positions were necessary. A Office Manager (cost-shared between four projects) was added in 2000, but had not been projected for the 2001 budget.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Monitoring and evaluation $220,436 $239,002 $235,322 $249,442
Total Outyear Budgets $220,436 $239,002 $235,322 $249,442
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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