Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199901800

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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 Characterize and quantify residual steelhead in the Clearwater River, Idaho
BPA Project Proposal Number 199901800
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFWS
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Patricia E. Bigelow
Mailing Address P.O. Box 18
City, State, Zip Ahsahka, ID 83520
Phone 2084767918
Fax 2084767242
E-mail patricia_bigelow@fws.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project USFWS
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
 
Short Description Describe unsuccessful hatchery smolts released into the Clearwater basin. Assess potential negative interactions with wild steelhead and recommend modifications to hatchery practices to produce more effective smolts and reduce hatchery/wild interactions.
Target Species


Project Location

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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

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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: Expected results include information leading to production of more effective hatchery smolts, maximizing our hatchery program and minimizing negative impacts to the threatened wild steelhead and fall chinook stocks in the basin. We also expect to determine if unsuccessful smolts are residing in the Clearwater River or simply expiring after their release to the wild.
Biological Data: Emigration data. Rearing history, sex ratio, percent precocity, and food habits of residual steelhead.


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 Start-up year; all major equipment was purchased and fine-tuned. Includes electrofishing and field gear.
4500 juvenile steelhead were PIT tagged and released, stratified by size, rearing system, and release site; Emigration success was monitored through the Ptagis database to evaluate survival, and emigration success and timing.
Over 300 residual steelhead were sampled in the Clearwater River and its tributaries downstream of Dworshak NFH; data on emigration, sex ratio, piscivory, maturity., and hatchery variables are being processed.
2000 4500 juvenile steelhead were PIT tagged and released, stratified by size, rearing system, and release site; Emigration success was monitored through the Ptagis database to evaluate survival, and emigration success and timing.
Began collecting data on residual steelhead in the Clearwater River and its tributaries downstream of Dworshak NFH in April, 2000.


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 Objective-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
1. Estimate emigration success of Dworshak NFH steelhead smolts a. PIT tag steelhead, stratified by size, release site, and rearing system 4 $ 22,800  
b. Monitor emigration success via Ptagis database 4 $ 7,450  
2. Estimate number of unsuccessful smolts residing in the Clearwater River (residuals) a. Multiple sampling of the Clearwater mainstem and tributaries 4 $ 24,400  
b. Estimate population using mark/recapture techniques 4 $ 8,200  
3. Describe residuals a. Monitor movement and growth of recaptured residuals 4 $ 8,400  
b. Determine sex, maturity level, and incidence of piscivory 4 $ 12,820  
c. Determine hatchery origin, rearing system, and release site 4 $ 12,200  
d. Compare characteristics of successful vs. unsuccessful smolts (using mark/recapture, PIT tag, and coded-wire tag data) 4 $ 11,400  
e. Assess relation between residualism and hatchery practices. Where possible, recommend changes in hatchery practices to reduce residualism 1 $ 0  
4. Determine if relations exist between residualism rate, persistence of residuals, and in-river conditions a. Collect in-river conditions data on water flow and temperature 1 $ 0  
b. Analyze relations of residualism to in-river conditions 1 $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2003 FY 2002
$ 30,000 $110,700


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1.7 $ 50,825
Fringe 18% $ 9,150
Supplies fuel, boat maintenance, lab supplies, misc. $ 9,025
Travel $ 500
Indirect USFWS overhead (34.2%) $ 23,770
PIT tags # of tags: 6000 $ 14,400
Total Itemized Budget $107,670


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $107,670
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $107,670
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $ 86,000
% change from forecast 25.2%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Salary underestimated by ~ $14,000 (COLA, step increases, and additional hours); Supplies underestimated by ~$1,800 (particularly boat maintenance and fuel); and resulting indirect costs underestimated by ~$6,700.


Reason for change in scope

n/a


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003
Monitoring and evaluation $110,700 $ 30,000
Total Outyear Budgets $110,700 $ 30,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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