Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199800702

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Additional Documents

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
Title Type File Size File Date


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Grande Ronde Supplementation: Lostine River O&M and M&E
BPA Project Proposal Number 199800702
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Becky Ashe/James Harbeck
Mailing Address P.O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088437320
Fax 2088432351
E-mail beckya@nezperce.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Silas Whitman
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Grande Ronde
 
Short Description Operate adult trapping and juvenile acclimation facilities and conduct monitoring and evaluation in the Lostine River to implement the Lostine component of the Grande Ronde Basin Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Program (GRESP).
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: The GRESP proposes to increase the number of spring chinook salmon returning to the Lostine River thereby preventing imminent extirpation. The expected biological outcome is an increase in the number of adults returning and contributing to natural population growth without a phenotypic or genetic change to the original population. The production goal for the Lostine River is 250,000 smolts composed of production from conventional or captive broodstock. Co-managers have established a minimum adult escapement level of 250 adults below which the emphasis is on managing for demographic risk of extinction. Monitoring and evaluation will support an adaptive management process.
Biological Data: Population status and potential should be evaluated with respect to environmental parameters in the watershed. The Tribe will compile historical and current flow and temperature data pertinent to salmon survival and passage. It is also through life history traits and genetic variability that salmon are able to exploit unique habitats. Once characteristics are measured they will be used as performance standards against which hatchery fish will be compared. Collection of data during the rearing process assists proper evaluation of the hatchery product used in supplementation. Therefore, data available to measure outcomes are as follows: juvenile wild and hatchery comparisons (emigration timing and diel patterns, survival estimates, size and condition factors and environmental influence and correlations); adult wild and hatchery comparisons (immigration, age-at-maturity, size-at-maturity, sex ratios, escapement, environmental influence and correlations, survival and genetic profiles).


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 Preliminary planning, design and environmental assessment (NEPA) documents completed for the adult trapping and juvenile acclimation/release facilities.
1997 Land acquisition agreement for adult trapping facility through BPA Lands Division.
1997 Operation of adult trapping facility (July-September) resulted in the capture of 27 adult spring chinook. Seven of these were collected for broodstock which resulted in 12,000 smolts for release in 1999.
1997 Monitored and evaluated Lostine adult weir and trap
1997 Collected baseline environmental data in the Lostine River
1998 Completion of final design and the Environmental Assessment for the adult trapping and juvenile acclimation facilities.
1998 Land acquisition agreement for the juvenile acclimation site through BPA Lands Division.
1998 A comprehensive management plan was developed by the NPT and ODFW for the Lostine River which integrated conventional and captive broodstock production.
1998 ESA Section 10 Permit Application was developed for operation of the Lostine program and submitted through BIA to NMFS.
1998 Operation of adult trapping facility (July-September) resulted in the capture of 23 adult spring chinook. None were utilized for broodstock.
1998 Monitored and evaluated Lostine adult weir and trap
1998 Conducted spawning ground surveys.
1998 Collected and analyzed baseline information on population abundance and life history characteristics of wild chinook
1998 Collected and analyzed baseline information on environmental conditions in the Lostine River
1998 Collected and analyzed biological data on hatchery juvenile chinook
1998 PIT tagged 5,000 BY 1997 chinook parr at Lookingglass Hatchery
1998 Prepared quarterly reports and presented results.
1999 Operation of juvenile acclimation facility. Acclimated 12,000 spring chinook smolts from March 1 to April 15. Fish were volitionally released beginning April 1.
1999 Operation of the adult trapping facility (July-September) resulted in the capture of 13 adult spring chinook. None were utilized for broodstock.
1999 Monitored and evaluated Lostine adult weir and trap
1999 Conducted spawning ground surveys.
1999 Collected and analyzed baseline information on population abundance and life history characteristics of wild chinook
1999 Collected and analyzed baseline information on environmental conditions in the Lostine River
1999 Collected and analyzed biological data on hatchery juvenile chinook
1999 PIT tagged 8,000 BY 1998 chinook parr at Lookingglass Hatchery
1999 Monitored the volitional release of 12,000 BY 1997 chinook smolts from the Lostine River Acclimation Facility
1999 Monitored the emigration of hatchery and wild smolts at the Lostine River screw trap
1999 Prepared quarterly reports and presented results.
2000 Operation of juvenile acclimation facility. Acclimated 35,000 spring chinook smolts (the first progeny of the captive broodstock) from February 28 to April 18. Fish were volitionally released beginning April 1.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


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

n/a or no information


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. Project coordination a. Attend TOT and LSRCP AOP meetings to coordinate production planning (adult collection, spawning, incubation, rearing, acclimation and release of progeny) for conventional and captive broodstock. on-going $ 6,000  
b. Provide assistance with care of Lostine River adults, spawning, incubation and rearing of progeny at Lookingglass Hatchery or other facilities (Oxbow, Irrigon, Bonneville). on-going $ 8,000  
c. Develop appropriate permit applications or modifications (ESA Section 10) and biological assessments for continued implementation of GRESP. on-going $ 5,000  
d. Coordinate with private landowners for operation and maintenance of trapping and acclimation facilities. on-going $ 1,000  
e. Coordinate with cultural resource, construction, and engineer consultants for operation and maintenance of trapping and acclimation facilities. on-going $ 2,500  
f. Coordinate with other co-managers regarding relevant management issues, through U.S. v. Oregon Production Advisory Committee and Technical Advisory Committee forums. on-going $ 2,500  
g. Facilitate the use of collected data with co-managers. on-going $ 2,500  
h. Develop proposals, work statements and budgets for operation of the Lostine facilities. on-going $ 3,000  
i. Provide information for provincial scientific review of project. on-going $ 3,000  
2. Operate and maintain a juvenile acclimation and release facility on the Lostine River. a. Set up/assemble and test facility in February prior to bringing fish on station. on-going $ 7,000  
b. Provide pumps, generators, fuel supply, maintenance and emergency service for water supply to acclimation facility. on-going $ 56,400 x
c. Coordinate fish delivery, fish health inspections, and release with co-managers. on-going $ 3,750  
d. Staff facility 24 hours a days to perform necessary fish culture activities (i.e., feeding, cleaning, monitoring flows, temperatures, DO) and provide final rearing regime and acclimation for up to 250,000 smolts. on-going $ 15,050  
e. Provide NATURES type rearing by providing adaptations to rearing containers (e.g., trees for structure, natural foods, shading). on-going $ 2,500  
f. Facilitate and assist with necessary fish health, genetic, tagging sampling activities. on-going $ 3,750  
g. Provide volitional release opportunity followed by forced release on appropriate dates. on-going $ 2,500  
h. Disassemble facilities and equipment following release of fish, on or about April 15. on-going $ 8,750  
h. Provide security and maintenance of living quarters, facility and equipment. on-going $ 8,181  
i. Perform maintenance of facility property as required by agreement with landowner (e.g., fence repairs, irrigation of trees, noxious weed control). on-going $ 6,000  
j. Update facility operations and routine maintenance journal. on-going $ 2,500  
3. Operate and maintain portable weir/trap facilities on the Lostine River to collect spring chinook adults. a. Set up auxiliary trapping facility at the Clearwater Diversion structure - April to May. on-going $ 10,550  
b. Set up main trapping facility as soon as flows allow - June to July. on-going $ 15,050  
c. Staff facility 24 hours a day providing routine trap checks. Collect spring chinook adults for a broodstock source and assessment of adult escapement. Pass fish not selected for broodstock above the weir. on-going $ 53,038  
d. Sample adults at least daily, collect mark, length, sex, spawning maturation information, and biological samples from adults trapped and opercle punch all adults released upstream of weir. Provide data to monitoring and evaluation project. on-going $ 6,250  
e. Deliver necessary injections to those adults selected for broodstock. on-going $ 3,750  
f. Transport adults selected for broodstock to Lookingglass Hatchery or other holding facility. Provide transportation of adults back to the Lostine River if necessary. on-going $ 18,000  
h. Provide transportation of adults from weir to spawning grounds (around dewatered sections) should extreme low flow conditions exist in the Lostine River. on-going $ 6,300  
i. Collect biological data on incidentally caught species (bull trout and steelhead) and provide data to monitoring and evaluation project. on-going $ 2,500  
j. Disassemble facilities and equipment on or about October 1. on-going $ 6,750  
k. Provide security and maintenance of living quarters, facilities and equipment. on-going $ 24,750  
l. Perform maintenance of facility property as required by agreement with landowner (e.g., fence repairs, irrigation of trees, noxious weed control). on-going $ 6,000  
m. Update facility operations manual and routine maintenance journal. on-going $ 2,500  
4. Transfer of technology a. Prepare and provide quarterly reports summarizing activities accomplished during the quarter. on-going $ 7,500  
b. Compile, analyze, and present results in coordination with the monitoring and evaluation project in an annual report. on-going $ 20,000  
c. Present reports on project activities and findings at Annual BPA/CBFWA Project Review and other forums. on-going $ 7,500  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$382,000 $361,000 $371,000 $350,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Project planning and coordination. a. Participate in the production planning and facility development to provide physical requirements for monitoring and evaluation tasks. on-going $ 3,500  
b. Coordinate research planning and activities with ODFW (spawning ground surveys, emigrant trapping, PIT tagging, and captive brood evaluations). on-going $ 5,000  
c. Assist in obtaining appropriate permits requiring biological evaluation of the effects of monitoring and evaluation. on-going $ 2,500  
d. Facilitate the use of collected data with co-managers. on-going $ 2,500  
e. Attend TOT meetings to represent the interest of and to provide information for the Nez Perce Tribe. on-going $ 3,000  
2. Collect baseline information on environmental conditions in the Lostine River. a. Monitor a constant recording thermograph to collect water temperature information near the adult trapping facility and smolt acclimation and release facility. on-going $ 3,000  
b. Monitor staff gauge to determine water flows near the adult trapping facility and smolt acclimation and release facility. on-going $ 2,500  
c. Collect on-line stream discharge information. on-going $ 3,500  
3. Collect and analyze baseline information on abundance, genetic and life history characteristics of the Lostine River spring chinook salmon prior to supplementation. a. Installation, operation and monitoring of the portable weir/trap facility during spawning migration for assessing adult returns and broodstock collection. on-going $ 5,000  
b. Collect run timing information from adults trapped. on-going $ 3,000  
c. Collect mark, length, sex, and spawning maturation information from adults trapped and opercle punch all adults released upstream of the weir. on-going $ 3,000  
d. Collect life history characteristics, and migration information on steelhead and bull trout incidentally captured at the weir. on-going $ 3,000  
e. Collect baseline genetic samples from adults collected and passed at the weir, from carcasses, and juvenile production in the hatchery that complements ongoing genetic monitoring programs. on-going $ 3,000  
f. Analyze collected genetic samples on-going $ 5,000 x
g. Conduct intensive multiple spawning ground surveys to bracket spawning timing, enumerate redds, live fish, and carcasses and to determine relative abundance of spawners. on-going $ 15,802  
h. Collect length, sex, scales, determine percent spawned and record marks on all carcasses. Collect snouts from CWT tagged adults. on-going $ 4,000  
i. Determine hatchery to wild fish ratios based on marked and unmarked carcass recoveries. on-going $ 3,000  
j. Determine total escapement above the weir based on number of adults released above the weir and mark to unmarked ratios. on-going $ 4,500  
k. Calculate the fish per redd ratio above the weir. on-going $ 3,000  
4. Monitor and evaluate operation of adult collection (weir and trap) for adverse impacts to resident and/or anadromous fish populations in the Lostine River. a. Monitor upstream and downstream of the weir in regular intervals by stream side surveys to determine the presence and species composition of fish on both sides of the weir. Special attention will be given to monitoring whether spring chinook. on-going $ 10,000  
b. Determine the number of chinook redds and fish in the stream reach below the weir and compare with historical records. on-going $ 3,000  
5. Monitor and evaluate conventional smolt production. a. PIT tag juvenile chinook at Lookingglass Hatchery. on-going $ 26,000  
b. Estimate marking efficiencies/retention rates prior to release. on-going $ 3,000  
c. Assist ODFW with the Lostine River smolt trap operations. on-going $ 3,000  
d. Estimate survival of smolt releases to Lower Granite, Little Goose, Lower Monumental, and McNary dams using the SURPH.1 model. on-going $ 4,000  
e. Determine smolt size influence on downstream survival. on-going $ 3,000  
f. Compare acclimation release strategies for smolt to adult survival on-going $ 3,000  
g. Compare wild and hatchery migration characteristics. on-going $ 4,000  
6. Technology Transfer a. Prepare and provide quarterly reports summarizing activities accomplished during the quarter associated with the Lostine River spring chinook supplementation project. Report will be submitted 15 days after the end of the quarter. on-going $ 25,000  
b. Compile, analyze and present results in annual report summarizing all activities associated with the Lostine River spring chinook supplementation project and compare to similar supplementation work proceeding in the Columbia River basin. on-going $ 25,000  
c. Present reports on project activities and findings at Annual BPA/CBFWA Project Review and other forums (i.e., AFS, NAFWS, LSRCP Annual Review). on-going $ 15,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$240,000 $227,165 $233,980 $220,549


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 3.2 (total staff) $109,338
Fringe $ 35,229
Supplies $ 65,620
Travel 90% field crew per diem $ 6,262
Indirect 26.6% $ 57,575
Subcontractor Pump rental, mob/de-mob, fuel supply, equipment rental, weir structures $ 66,295
Personnel FTE: 2.5 (total staff) $ 78,598
Fringe $ 23,179
Supplies $ 24,910
Travel $ 5,700
Indirect 26.6% $ 35,215
Capital CWT detector and image digitizing software/equipment $ 11,000
PIT tags # of tags: 8,000 $ 19,200
Subcontractor genetic analysis $ 4,000
Total Itemized Budget $542,121


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $542,121
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $542,121
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $450,000
% change from forecast 20.5%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Indirect rate increased about 4%. The operation and maintenance budget has increased from what was anticipated need for 2001. This is primarily due to a change in responsibility for pump rental, operation, and maintenance for the acclimation facility which amounts to $60,000. For the first two years of operation (FY99 and FY00) these expenses were covered by the contractor constructing the facilities through a different BPA budget. Starting in 2001 these costs will have to be covered by this project. The increases in monitoring and evaluation cost was primarily due to the number of PIT tags required and additional administrative support.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Operations and maintenance $350,000 $361,000 $371,000 $382,000
Monitoring and evaluation $220,549 $227,165 $233,980 $240,000
Total Outyear Budgets $570,549 $588,165 $604,980 $622,000
 

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:
Ongoing Funding: yes; New Funding: no
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$524,331
Comment:
The budget should be $524,331 due to a decrease in indirect costs. The O&M budget has increased from what was anticipated for 2001. This is primarily due to a change in responsibility for pump rental, operation, and maintenance for the acclimation facility which amounts to $60,000. For the first two years of operation (FY99 and FY00), these expenses were covered by the contractor constructing the facilities through a different BPA budget. Starting in 2001 these costs will have to be covered by this project. The increases in monitoring and evaluation costs were primarily due to the number of PIT tags required and additional administrative support.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$479,289
Comment:
Rationale: Budget increase inappropriate in this review. Acknowledges some transfer of costs but maintenance within M&E.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$581,215
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$581,215
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$581,215
Sponsor (Nez Perce Tribe - Lapwai) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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