Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199801004

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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 Monitoring and Evaluation Of Yearling Snake River Fall Chinook Released Upstream Of Lower Granite Dam
BPA Project Proposal Number 199801004
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Stephen J. Rocklage
Mailing Address 3404 Hwy. 12
City, State, Zip Orofino, ID 83544
Phone 2084763626
Fax 2084760719
E-mail stever@nezperce.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Silas Whitman
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Mainstem Snake
 
Short Description Monitor and evaluate survival and performance of yearling fall chinook from Pittsburg Landing, Big Canyon, and Captain John acclimation facilities (Project 199801005) to maximize success of the fall chinook supplementation program above Lower Granite Dam.
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 (BPA #9801004) is part of the monitoring and evaluation component of BPA Project 9801005. The goal of Project 9801005 is to enhance natural production of Snake River fall chinook above Lower Granite Dam through acclimation and final rearing of Lyons Ferry yearlings at two sites on the Snake River (Pittsburg, Captain John) and one Site on the Clearwater River (Big Canyon). Success of this program depends on maintaining smolt-to-adult survival at current levels. The purpose of this project is to evaluate performance of fall chinook yearlings released from the acclimation facilities. The actual biological outcomes of this overall program fall under 9801005. This project is charged with measuring a portion of these biological outcomes. The biological outcomes we measure include pre-release condition, post-release survival and emigration behavior. We provide analysis which assists in management decisions to maximize smolt-to-adult survival, hence program success.
Biological Data: We use PIT tag and radio telemetry technology to measure yearling survival (using the Survival Under Proportional Hazards Model) and emigration behavior (rates, patterns, and timing) and correlate these with various environmental factors such as flow and temperature. We also monitor pre-release yearling health, condition, and mark retention (coded wire tags and VI elastomer). We have collected these data annually since 1997, 1996 has PIT tag data only.


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
1999 Obtained survival estimates and migration data to the Lower Snake River dams from 9,943 yearling chinook at Pittsburg Landing, 12,182 at Big Canyon, and 2,494 at Captain John Rapids PIT tagged in cooperation with the USFWS and WDFW.
1999 Radio tagged, released, and recorded locations on 50 yearling chinook from each the Pittsburg Landing, Big Canyon Creek, and Captain John Rapids facilities.
1999 Yearling chinook health assessments were performed at the Pittsburg Landing, Big Canyon Creek, and Captain John Rapids facilities by the USFWS.
1999 62 adult fall chinook from acclimated releases were radio tagged at Lower Granite Dam by the USFWS. The USFWS coordinated telemetry efforts and compiled the data which was collected.
1998 Obtained survival estimates and migration data to the Lower Snake River dams from 9,942 yearling chinook at Pittsburg Landing, 7,458 at Big Canyon, and 1,253 at Captain John Rapids PIT tagged in cooperation with the USFWS and WDFW.
1998 Radio tagged, released, and recorded locations on 50 yearling chinook from each the Pittsburg Landing, Big Canyon Creek, and Captain John Rapids facilities.
1998 Yearling chinook health assessments were performed at the Pittsburg Landing, Big Canyon Creek, and Captain John Rapids facilities by the USFWS.
1998 62 adult fall chinook from the acclimation facilities were radio tagged at Lower Granite Dam by the USFWS. The USFWS coordinated telemetry efforts and compiled the data which was collected.
1997 Obtained survival estimates and migration data to the Lower Snake River Dams from 9,916 yearling chinook at the Pittsburg Landing facility and 10,051 at the Big Canyon facility PIT tagged in cooperation with the USFWS and WDFW.
1997 Radio tagged, released, and recorded locations on 98 yearling chinook at the Pittsburg Landing facility and 97 at Big Canyon Creek.
1997 Yearling chinook health assessments were performed at the Pittsburg Landing and Big Canyon Creek facilities by the USFWS.
1997 16 adult fall chinook from the acclimation facilities were radio tagged at Lower Granite Dam by the USFWS. The USFWS coordinated telemetry efforts and compiled the data which was collected.
1996 Obtained survival estimates and migration data to the Lower Snake River Dams from 12,421 yearling chinook PIT tagged and released from the Pittsburg Landing facility in cooperation with the USFWS.


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

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Monitor, evaluate and compare pre-release and release health condition of yearling Lyons Ferry Hatchery fall chinook acclimated and released at Pittsburg Landing and Captain John Rapids on the Snake River and at Big Canyon Creek on the Clearwater River a. Assist the Dworshak Hatchery Fish Health Lab in conducting weekly health assessments on a sample of 100 fish at each the Pittsburg Landing, Captain John Rapids, and Big Canyon Creek acclimation facilities. 14 $ 500  
b. Document fish size and condition factor on fish sampled in Task 1.1 and during PIT tagging (Task 2.2). 14 $ 855  
c. Using data from Tasks 1.1 and 1.2 compare fish size and condition of fish reared at Big Canyon, Pittsburg Landing, Captain John Rapids, and LFH. 14 $ 750  
d. Check a representative sample of 1,500 fish for elastomer tag retention at Big Canyon Creek and Pittsburg Landing while PIT tagging (Task 2.2) and assist the WDF in checking elastomer tag retention while PIT tagging at Captain John Rapids. 14 $ 750  
2. Monitor, evaluate, and compare post-release behavior, migration timing, and survival of yearling fall chinook released at Pittsburg Landing, Captain John Rapids, and Big Canyon Creek. a. Radio tag 50 fall chinook yearlings each at the acclimation facilities one day prior to release and monitor post-release dispersal and movement patterns to Lower Granite and Little Goose Dams. 14 $ 32,500  
b. Place fixed radio receivers at the downstream end of the free-flowing stretch of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers and at Lower Granite and dam and monitor movement patterns and migration rates in the free-flowing and impounded reaches of these systems. 14 $ 3,500  
c. Coordinate with the NPT, USFWS, BRD, University of Idaho (UI), and WDF on radio telemetry equipment and data collection positions that may be shared for this study. 14 $ 500  
d. Monitor individual fish locations by fixed-wing flights and boat tracking every day for four weeks after release from the acclimation facilities to Little Goose Dam and plot locations using the GPS and detailed navigation maps. 14 $ 16,000 x
e. Compile temperature and discharge data in the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, and in Lower Granite Reservoir and supplement thermographs where needed. 14 $ 4,000  
f. Evaluate fish distribution and travel times in relation to environmental variables (water temperature, discharge, etc.). 14 $ 10,000  
g. PIT tag up to 10,000 fall chinook yearlings (2,500 X 4 replicate groups) acclimated at Big Canyon Creek and Pittsburg Landing and assist the WDF in PIT tagging comparable numbers at the Captain John Rapids facility. 14 $ 93,277  
h. Compile and analyze PIT tag detection data at mainstem dams and compare arrival timing, mean detections dates and travel times for the fish released at Big Canyon Creek, Pittsburg Landing, Captain John Rapids and PIT tag releases at LFH. 14 $ 52,747  
i. Evaluate the effect of fish size on travel time from Big Canyon Creek and Captain John Rapids to Lower Granite Dam by partitioning release fork lengths in 5 mm increments and analyze using analysis of variance (ANOVA). 14 $ 7,000  
j. Use PIT tag data and the Survival Under Proportional Hazards model to estimate survival from the acclimation facilities to the Snake and Columbia River dams. Coordinate with the Univ. of Wash. and the Natl. Marine Fisheries Service to run the model. 14 $ 3,000  
3. Monitor and compare contribution and distribution of adult returns and smolt-to-adult survivals of yearling fall chinook released from Pittsburg Landing, Captain Johns Rapid, and Big Canyon Creek. a. Assist BPA project 9403400 with spawning surveys on the Clearwater, Salmon, and Grande Ronde Rivers to count redds and recover spawning success data from post-spawning carcasses of natural, supplementation, or hatchery fall chinook. 14 $ 6,000  
b. Assist the USFWS in radio tagging adult fall chinook at Lower Granite and monitor adult movements in Lower Granite and Little Goose Reservoirs weekly by fixed wing flights from September through December and provide locations to them for data analysis. 14 $ 12,000 x
c. Assist project 9403400 in conducting aerial spawning surveys on the Clearwater, Salmon, and Grande Ronde Rivers and provide locations to project 9801003 to analyze adult movements and locations of radio tagged supplementation fish. 14 $ 7,000  
d. From the above activities, cooperate with project 9801003 estimate the total redd contribution in the Clearwater, Grande Ronde, and Salmon Rivers by supplemented fall chinook released from the acclimation facilities. 14 $ 3,614  
e. Coordinate with the WDF and USFWS in compiling the adult recovery information to estimate and compare smolt-to-adult survivals from yearling releases at Pittsburg Landing, Captain John Rapids, and Big Canyon Creek. 14 $ 2,500  
4. Prepare a cooperative annual report with the USFWS and WDFW that evaluates the success of supplementation of yearling fall chinook above Lower Granite Dam. a. Provide project status reports on a quarterly basis. Quarterly reporting requirements are detailed in the BPA Terms and Conditions 14 $ 1,000  
b. Write an annual report on the results of all objectives and tasks outlined in this statement of work and coordinate and review reports with the USFWS and WDF to combine into a comprehensive annual report. 14 $ 18,000  
c. Evaluate the success of the supplementation of LFH yearlings above Lower Granite Dam to increase natural production and assess potential impacts to natural fall chinook populations and productivity. 14 $ 10,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$305,000 $295,000 $300,000 $290,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1 Project Leader, 1 Project Biologist $101,298
Fringe 27% for Taxed and 12% for Non-Taxed Employees $ 20,836
Supplies Office Services, Office Supplies, Materials, Boat Fuel and Maintenance $ 19,648
Travel Air Travel (Portland, Boise), Vehicle Rental, GSA Vehicle, Per Diem $ 7,897
Indirect 26.6% of Direct Costs $ 39,814
Capital Coded Radio Tags $ 30,000
PIT tags # of tags: 22,500 $ 54,000
Subcontractor Yearling and Adult Fixed-Wing Telemetry Flights $ 12,000
Total Itemized Budget $285,493


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $285,493
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $285,493
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $275,000
% change from forecast 3.8%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Indirect rate increased about 4%. Other minor cost increases were associated with administrative support and seasonal employee costs.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Monitoring and evaluation $290,000 $295,000 $300,000 $305,000
Total Outyear Budgets $290,000 $295,000 $300,000 $305,000
 

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
$277,860
Comment:
The budget has been adjusted due to a change in the indirect cost rate.

There is no change in the scope of work. Minor cost increases were associated with administrative support and seasonal employee costs.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$277,860
Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$307,176
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$307,176
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$307,176
Sponsor (Nez Perce Tribe - Lapwai) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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