Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 200001200

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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
No documents associated with this request


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Evaluate Factors Limiting Columbia River Gorge Chum Salmon Populations
BPA Project Proposal Number 200001200
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 Travis Coley
Mailing Address 9317 Highway 99, Suite I
City, State, Zip Vancouver, WA 98665
Phone 3606967605
Fax 3606967968
E-mail Travis_Coley@fws.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Mainstem Columbia
 
Short Description Evaluate factors limiting chum salmon production, spawning group relationships, population dynamics, and biological and ecological characteristics of chum in tributaries and mainstem below Bonneville Dam; evaluate chum movements above Bonneville 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: Determination if three groups of chum spawning in close proximity are separate populations; determination of factors limiting chum production in Hamilton and Hardy Creeks and adjacent Columbia River by evaluating migration timing, population abundance, survival rates, and ecological and biological characteristics of these groups of chum; and increased runs of chum in existing habitat, and restarted populations in historic habitats.
Biological Data: This project began in FY2000; therefore, the initial year's data are currently being collected to measure the biological outcomes of this project. Data collected to date include adult chum spawning ground counts, biological parameters and population abundance estimates; intragravel water chemistry parameters; and juvenile outmigrating timing, biological parameters, and abundance estimates for Hardy Creek and Hamilton Springs; and chum movements among spawning areas in Hardy Creek, Hamilton Springs and Creek, and the Columbia River.


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 Produced abundance estimates and determined biological characteristics of adult chum returns to Hardy Creek and Hamilton Springs for 1999 spawning year.
2000 Produced abundance estimates and determined biological characteristics of juvenile chum emigrants from Hardy Creek and Hamilton Springs for 2000 outmigration.
2000 Determined characteristics of areas used for spawning and egg incubation by chum salmon, including intragravel water chemistry, during egg incubation, 1999-2000.
2000 Evaluated movements of adult chum salmon between spawning areas in Hardy Creek, Hamilton Creek and Springs, and Columbia River spawning areas during 1999 spawning period.
2000 Constructed a chum salmon spawning channel adjacent to Hardy Creek on Pierce National Wildlife Refuge.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


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

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Evaluate the relationship between mainstem Columbia River and tributary spawning chum salmon. a. Capture and tag 20 chum salmon from each location (total, n=60) yearly and evaluate movements between locations by radio-telemetry 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 10,435  
b. Establish fixed station telemetry arrays and provide telemetry technical assistance (USGS-BRD-CRRL subcontract). 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 3,800 x
c. Evaluate homing fidelity by uniquely marking smolts with strontium in Hamilton and Hardy Creeks and monitoring where they return to spawn. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 4,560  
2. Evaluate factors limiting chum production in Hamilton and Hardy Creeks and adjacent mainstem areas. a. Install and operate weirs in Hardy and Hamilton Springs to capture adult chum for radio-tagging, to measure biological characteristics, and to determine adult spawning escapement. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 41,423  
b. Conduct spawning ground surveys in Hardy Creeks and Hamilton Springs and validate these counts by comparing weir counts with spawning ground counts. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 10,435  
c. Conduct spawning ground surveys in Hamilton Creek (WDFW subcontract) 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 10,000 x
d. Trap outmigrating chum smolts by fyke net in Hardy and Hamilton Creeks, Hardy spawning channel and Hamilton Spring and evaluate population abundance by mark-recapture techniques. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $120,439  
e. Trap outmigrating chum smolts by screw trap in the Ives Island channel of the Columbia River and evaluate population abundance by mark-recapture techniques. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 85,120  
f. Monitor intragravel and ambient water quality parameters in Hardy and Hamilton Creek and Hamilton Springs during egg incubation by withdrawing water samples from within redds and the water column, and measuring water chemistry parameters. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 11,903  
g. Evaluate substrate composition in chum spawning areas in Hardy and Hamilton Creeks and Hamilton Springs by removing sediment cores with a McNeil sampler. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 11,903  
h. Measure discharge with current meters, ultrasonic doppler current profilers, or a combination of both; install staff gauges; and establish stage-discharge relationships in Hamilton Springs, Hamilton and Hardy Creeks. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 0  
i. Conduct scale-pattern analysis to Identify correlates between growth patterns and cohort survival patterns. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 18,696  
j. Evaluate freshwater food habits of juvenile chum relative to food availability to determine bioenergetic correlations to growth and survival. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 15,200  
3. Evaluate chum salmon movements and habitat use above Bonneville Dam a. Capture and tag up to 40 chum salmon annually at the trapping facility at Bonneville Dam and evaluate their movements by radio-telemetry (includes WDFW subcontract for tagging at Bonneville). 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 74,480 x
4. Enhance and restore chum salmon production both in Hamilton and Hardy Creeks, and in nearby tributaries. a. Determine chum escapement and smolt production from the spawning channel constructed in 2000 on Pierce National Wildlife Refuge. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 23,806  
b. Collect chum salmon from Hardy and Hamilton Creek to re-establish chum populations in streams with suitable chum habitat but no current chum populations, if such habitat is identified. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 $ 0  
c. Evaluate Infrared Videography as a tool for identifying instream groundwater upwellings that chum use for spawning. (Snowy Butte Helicopter subcontract) 2001 $ 10,000 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$481,000 $505,000 $458,000


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

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

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Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1 Biologist, 3 Technicians $115,417
Fringe 30% $ 51,729
Supplies Marking supplies, trapping materials, radio-tags, misc. equipment $ 33,705
Travel Vehicle and boat rental; professional and coordination meeting attendance $ 16,000
Indirect 34.2% $161,849
Capital Screw Trap (8-ft, with trailer) $ 16,000
Subcontractor WDFW $ 45,000
Subcontractor Snowy Butte Helicopter $ 10,000
Subcontractor USGS $ 2,500
Total Itemized Budget $452,200


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $452,200
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $452,200
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $154,013
% change from forecast 193.6%


Reason for change in estimated budget

This increased budget reflects an increase in indirect costs from 19% to 34.2% , increased personnel costs, and the addition of six new study components (Objective 2, tasks c, e, i, and j; Objective 3; and Objective 4, task c; all are described in the following section). If FY 2001 work-tasks remain unchanged from FY 2000, the budget for this project would be $238,704 (an increase of 55%). Combined, the budget increase for the six new study components is $213,496.


Reason for change in scope

These changes provide crucial management and restoration information for this chum population. Obj. 2c: supports WDFW counts and abundance estimates of chum spawning in mainstem Hamilton Cr. Obj. 2e: provides estimates of the contribution and egg-to-fry survival of mainstem spawned chum; if these estimates can be made, then these estimates will be available for all components of this chum population. Obj. 2i: examines correlates between growth at various ages and corresponding cohort survival. Obj. 2j: examines relationship between freshwater food habits of chum and food availability to growth, survival, and cohort survival. Obj. 3a: evaluates movement, habitat use, and potential spawning of chum salmon that pass Bonneville dam. Obj. 4c: evaluates IR Videography for identifying potential chum salmon spawning sites by determining if surface water temperatures changes corresponding to groundwater upwelling can be detected. Chum salmon spawn at such upwelling sites.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004
Construction/implementation $458,000 $481,000 $505,000
Total Outyear Budgets $458,000 $481,000 $505,000
 

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: yes
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$238,704
Comment:
This increased budget reflects an increase in indirect costs from 19% to 34.2%, increased personnel costs, and the addition of six new study components (Objective 2, tasks c, e, i, and j; Objective 3; and Objective 4, task c; all of which are described in the following section). If FY 2001 work-tasks remain unchanged from FY 2000, the budget for this project would be $238,704 (an increase of 55%). Combined, the budget increase for the six new study components is $213,496.

These changes provide crucial system operations management and restoration information for this chum population. Objective 2c supports WDFW counts and abundance estimates of chum spawning in mainstem Hamilton Cr. Objective 2e provides estimates of the contribution and egg-to-fry survival of mainstem spawned chum; if these estimates can be made, then these estimates will be available for all components of this chum population. Objective 2i examines correlates between growth at various ages and corresponding cohort survival. Objective 2j examines relationship between freshwater food habits of chum and food availability to growth, survival, and cohort survival. Objective 3a evaluates movement, habitat use, and potential spawning of chum salmon that pass Bonneville dam. Objective 4c evaluates IR Videography for identifying potential chum salmon spawning sites by determining if surface water temperatures change corresponding to groundwater upwelling can be detected. Chum salmon spawn at such upwelling sites.

These new components were issues raised during BiOp discussions with NMFS.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$190,000
Comment:
Rationale: Budget increase inappropriate in this review. Project expansion should be determined in provincial review

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$263,888
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$263,888
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$263,888
Sponsor (USFWS) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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