Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199800703

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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 Facility O&M And Program M&E For Grande Ronde Anadromous Salmonids
BPA Project Proposal Number 199800703
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) CTUIR
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Peter Lofy
Mailing Address 211 Inlow Hall, One University Ave.
City, State, Zip La Grande, OR 97850
Phone 5419623777
Fax 5419623043
E-mail lofyp@eou.edu
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Gary James
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Grande Ronde
 
Short Description Develop, implement, and evaluate integrated hatchery projects to prevent extinction, stabilize populations and assist in restoration of threatened spring chinook salmon and steelhead populations in the Grande Ronde River.
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: Production goals: Short-term Goal: Stabilize and begin recovery of spring chinook salmon and steelhead populations in Catherine Creek (CC) and the upper Grande Ronde River (GR) by increasing adult returns to underseeded habitat. Increase survival and homing by acclimating 150,000 - 250,000 salmon smolts to produce adults for each target tributary (150 Lookingglass Creek; 250 each, CC and GR). Long-term Goal: Collect sufficient brood to produce 150,000 - 250,000 salmon smolts to achieve population levels that fully seed habitat and provide annual fisheries.. Research goals: Monitor natural and hatchery production of chinook salmon to evaluate results of supplementation efforts in CC and GR. Determine the need for supplementation of steelhead in Grande Ronde River tributaries by assessing run status and genetics of steelhead populations in CC and GR. Evaluate steelhead kelt rejuvenation techniques to determine strategies applicable to Grande Ronde steelhead restoration.
Biological Data: Activities/projects: Salmon: 1) Historic and recent spawning ground surveys (under CTUIR/NPT/ODFW LSRCP and BPA: 9800703, 9800702, 8805305. 2) Weir counts (1997 and later) for CC and GR: 9800703 . 3) Coded-wire tagging (CWT): ODFW LSRCP 4) PIT tag detection of juvenile salmon Steelhead: 5) Historic and recent spawning ground surveys, ODFW District Office 6) Weir counts for steelhead (2000 and later for CC and GR) 9800703 Research: 7) Salmon captive brood evaluation database: 9800703, 9800702, 8805305. 8) Captive and conventional progeny performance: under CTUIR/NPT/ODFW LSRCP.


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 NEPA evaluation completed.
Completed designs for adult collection and juvenile acclimation facilities at all three stream locations
Installed and operated temporary adult collection facilities.
1998 Final NEPA evaluation completed.
Completed ESA Section 10 permit applications with comanagers.
Completed comprehensive management plan for the Grande Ronde River basin with comanagers integrating conventional and captive brood.
Installed and operation of adult collection facilities. Marked enough fish to provide a population estimate.
Cooperated in collection of 1997 brood year juveniles from Catherine Creek, Lostine and Upper Grande Ronde Rivers. Met targets (500) in all three streams.
Cooperated in preservation of gametes and spawning fish at Bonneville and Manchester.
1999 Installed and operated adult collection facilities. Marked enough fish to provide a population estimate at Catherine Creek
Cooperated in collection of 1998 brood year juveniles from Catherine Creek, Lostine and Upper Grande Ronde Rivers. Met targets (500) in all three streams.
Cooperated in completing construction of acclimation facilities at Catherine Creek and the upper Grande Ronde.
Cooperated in spawning 1994 brood year, 1995 brood year captive brood salmon. Cryopreserved semen from all males.
2000 Acclimated and released ~1,500 and 36,000 smolts are the upper Grande Ronde and Catherine Creek facilities. Evaluated volitional migration of smolts from acclimation facilities.
Installed and operated adult collection facilities. Captured adult steelhead at Catherine Creek and upper Grande Ronde River.


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

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Increase populations of spring chinook salmon in Catherine Creek and the upper Grande Ronde River by supplementation using conventional and captive broodstock. a. Operate and maintain facilities to collect adult salmon for broodstock. >20 $224,378 x
b. Operate and maintain facilities to acclimate juvenile chinook salmon. >20 $ 98,389 x
2. Implement adaptive management and develop revised plans for captive brood and conventional components of the Program. a. Meet with comanagers to review Program and implement adaptive management changes, including Technical Oversight Team meetings and Annual Operations Plan development. >20 $ 18,252 x
3. Document accomplishments and needs to permitters, comanagers, funding agencies and the scientific community. a. Prepare and distribute weekly trapping summaries, temperature data, quarterly and annual reports, statements of work/budgets, annual reports, posters papers and presentations. >20 $ 60,902 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$526,836 $460,159 $492,371 $430,055


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
4. Monitor adult populations and characteristics of Catherine Creek and upper Grande Ronde River spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead and incidentally-caught bull trout. a. Describe population status, escapement and run timing, and describe genetic profiles by collecting biological data on all fish caught at or found near traps. >20 $171,357 x
5. Monitor the success of CTUIR facility operations/fish culture techniques (captive brood, conventional production for chinook, kelt rejuvenation for steelhead) in increasing natural populations in Catherine Creek and the upper Grande Ronde River. a. Cooperate with ODFW and NPT to collect and analyze data for salmon: adult collection and acclimation facility operations, PIT tag monitoring, spawning surveys, captive brood and steelhead: monitor kelt rejuvenation success. >10 $ 81,253 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$331,120 $289,213 $309,458 $270,293


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: Bio 1.67, Tech 2.67, Admin 0.25 $159,690
Fringe $ 43,037
Supplies $ 51,295
Travel $ 13,422
Indirect $ 90,846
Capital 1 water pump $ 32,000
Subcontractor $ 11,631
Personnel FTE: Bio 1.25, Tech 0.75, Admin .08 $ 92,661
Fringe $ 27,248
Supplies $ 18,825
Travel $ 12,131
Indirect $ 53,895
Subcontractor $ 47,850
Total Itemized Budget $654,531


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $654,531
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $654,531
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $645,317
% change from forecast 1.4%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Analyzing steelhead genetic samples will add $30,000. Additional technician time for steelhead kelt rejuvenation will be 2.0 months (~$5,400). Pumping at Catherine Creek acclimation facility in 2001 will add $25,000. These costs that were absorbed in 2000 by Montgomery Watson. We propose to buy one pump in 2001 ($32,000) for operating the Catherine Creek acclimation facility. Pay back on investment (versus rental) is estimated to be 5.8 years for a pump. We anticipate purchasing a second pump in 2002. Additional 7 months of Biologist to assist in operation and evaluation of the program. Personnel to accomplish kelt trapping in 2001 will be accomplished at no cost by changing trapping dates earlier in the season.


Reason for change in scope

Population information CTUIR, NPT and ODFW agree we need a better understanding of the demographics and genetics of steelhead and need to develop fish culture techniques for an endemic steelhead program. CTUIR will operate weirs to enumerate and mark upstream-migrating adult steelhead fish and provide a minimum count and population estimate, and collect tissue for genetics. Kelt rejuvenation CTUIR and ODFW are proposing a comparison of the two kelt rejuvenation methods for steelhead from Catherine Creek and the upper Grande Ronde. CTUIR will collect kelts and hold them at the upper Grande Ronde acclimation facility until final rejuvenation site has appropriate water quality. ODFW will then provide the remainder of the kelt rejuvenation activities funded under LSRCP.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Operations and maintenance $430,055 $460,159 $492,371 $526,836
Monitoring and evaluation $270,293 $289,213 $309,458 $331,120
Total Outyear Budgets $700,348 $749,372 $801,829 $857,956
 

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: yes
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$619,131
Comment:
Analyzing steelhead genetic samples will add $30,000. Additional technician time for steelhead kelt rejuvenation will be 2.0 months (~$5,400). Other increases are due to adding biologist time that was cut in FY 2000 for captive brood analysis.

Pumping at the Catherine Creek acclimation facility in 2001 will add $25,000. These are costs that were absorbed in 2000 by Montgomery Watson. We propose to buy one pump in 2001 ($32,000) for operating the Catherine Creek acclimation facility. Pay back on investment (versus rental) is estimated to be 5.8 years for a pump. We anticipate purchasing a second pump in 2002. An additional seven months of biologist time has been added to assist in operation and evaluation of the program. Personnel to accomplish kelt trapping in 2001 will be accomplished at no cost by changing trapping dates earlier in the season.

The CTUIR, NPT and ODFW agree we need a better understanding of the demographics and genetics of steelhead, and need to develop fish culture techniques for an endemic steelhead program. CTUIR will operate weirs to enumerate and mark upstream-migrating adult steelhead fish and provide a minimum count and population estimates, and collect tissue for genetics. The CTUIR and ODFW are proposing a comparison of the two kelt rejuvenation methods for steelhead from Catherine Creek and the upper Grande Ronde. The CTUIR will collect kelts and hold them at the upper Grande Ronde acclimation facility until final rejuvenation site has appropriate water quality. ODFW will then provide the remainder of the kelt rejuvenation activities funded under LSRCP.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$517,210
Comment:
Rationale: Budget increase inappropriate in this review.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$684,454
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$684,454
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$684,454
Sponsor (Confederated Tribes Of The Umatilla Indian Reservation) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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