Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 200001300

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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

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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Evaluate An Experimental Re-introduction of Sockeye Salmon into Skaha Lake
BPA Project Proposal Number 200001300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) CCT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Christopher J. Fisher
Mailing Address P. O. Box 862
City, State, Zip Omak, WA 98841
Phone 5094227427
Fax 5094227428
Manager of program authorizing this project Gerald Marco
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia Cascade
Subbasin Okanogan
Short Description Evaluation of an experimental re-introduction of sockeye salmon into Skaha Lake in the Okanogan River Basin. Assess risks benefits, formulate hypotheses, develop an experimental design and analytical tools.
Target Species

Project Location

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Biological Outcomes of this project: Determination of exotic fish species upstream and downstream of the current fish barrier and associated risk involved to current fish communities by providing fish passage for anadromous fish, particularly sockeye salmon. Determination of risk of disease to fish populations upstream of the fish passage barrier if fish passage was provided for sockeye salmon. Estimation of potential production for sockeye salmon based upon spawning and rearing habitat assessments. Based upon the results of this project, possible to substantially increase the population of sockeye salmon in the Okanogan River Basin, by providing fish passage to Skaha Lake and possibly Okanogan Lake.
Biological Data: The data collected will include a presence and absence of fish species upstream and downstream of the fish barrier (MacIntyre Dam). To gain the most accurate information, fish populations upstream and downstream of the fish passage barrier will be evaluated using a variety of sample techniques and during three different times of the year (spring, summer and fall). Disease risk assessment will be conducted during a three year period. Seven hundred fish per year will be collected from upstream and downstream of the fish passage barrier. The 700 fish will consist of 350 salmonids and 350 non-salmonids. The disease agents of particular concern to be tested will be IPNV, IHNV type 2, EIBSV, whirling disease agent and ceratomyxosis agent. Spawning and rearing habitat will be assessed in both Skaha and Okanogan Lake. Preliminary results for exotic species distribution, disease agent prevalence and habitat assessment will be available in December 2000.

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 Conducted a workshop, to include input from regulatory agencies and fish managers to complete a disease risk assessment plan for this study.
2000 Initiating fish sampling to collect tissues and conduct analysis to evaluate prevalence of pathogens and determine disease risk upstream and downstream of the fish passage barrier (MacIntyre Dam).
2000 Completed spring sampling for exotic fish species upstream and downstream of fish passage barrier (MacIntyre Dam) to evaluate risk of resident stocks by providing fish passage.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget 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) Disease Risk assessment a) Project management/administration 2003 $ 10,382  
b) Compare the disease and infection status of fish above and below the dams (including diagnostic tests - $46,000) 2002 $ 75,592 x
c) Determine if there are environmental conditions specific to the lakes in question that would either put fish at extraordinary risk for developing disease or that would maintain introduced infectious agents 2002 $ 5,724 x
d) Assess the opportunity for re-introduced fish to interact with susceptible resident fish or to extend the distribution of important pathogens 2002 $ 5,724 x
e) Multi-agency meetings to review disease prevalence from first sampling season and provide opportunities to modify sampling or processing methods (2 meetings November & March) 2002 $ 21,024 x
2) Exotic species re-introduction risk assessment a) Inventory exotic fish species and habitat use in each of these two areas 2001 $ 25,792 x
b) Assess the availability of suitable habitat for species of concern in Skaha and Okanogan Lakes 2001 $ 4,300 x
c) Compile information from tasks a and b and literature review identified in FY 2000 proposal 2001 $ 2,592 x
d) Multi-agency meetings to review exotic species inventory results. (see Objective 1) 2001 $ 0 x
3) Inventory existing habitat and opportunities for habitat enhancement a) Identification of potential areas of beach-spawning habitat in Skaha Lake 2001 $ 1,296 x
b) Assessment of potential areas of beach-spawning habitat in Skaha Lake 2001 $ 3,362 x
c) Field inventory of potential sockeye spawning/incubation habitat in the Okanogan River between Okanogan and Skaha Lakes and Okanogan River and Skaha Lake tributaries 2001 $ 1,531 x
d) Identification of opportunities for sockeye habitat enhancement and development (e.g. spawning channels, lower tributary spawning gravel placement, etc.) and preliminary engineering feasibility assessments 2001 $ 2,743 x
e) Assess potential rearing conditions in Skaha and Okanogan Lakes (temperature, dissolved oxygen, stratification, spring/fall overturn) 2002 $ 26,300 x
f) Multi-agency meetings to review results from habitat assessment and discuss potential habitat enhancement opportunities (See objective 1) 2001 $ 0 x
4) Develop life-cycle model of Okanogan River Basin salmonids including interaction with resident kokanee a) Literature review to compile information on life-cycle of Okanogan salmonids 2001 $ 5,475 x
b) Design document that describes general structure and assumptions of life-cycle model 2001 $ 4,095 x
c) Mult-agency workshop to review model structure and assumptions 2001 $ 6,925 x
d) Model development 2001 $ 13,250 x
e) Develop user interface 2001 $ 6,900 x
f) Documentation 2001 $ 6,350 x
5) Develop experimental design a) Multi-agency workshop to review existing information and formulate hypotheses about potential effects of experimental reintroduction on sockeye salmon and resident species 2002 $ 0 x
b) Survey/compile baseline data to test hypotheses (including assessment of Wenatchee stock as quasi-control) 2002 $ 0 x
c) Design alternative implementation designs and monitoring programs collect data 2002 $ 0 x
d) Test alternative designs and monitoring programs in context of entire life-cycle using life-cycle model 2002 $ 0 x
6) Finalize plan for experimental re-introduction of sockeye salmon into Skaha Lake and associated monitoring programs a) Multi-agency workshop to: review results of Objectives 1-5 and develop experimental management plan; develop workplan for obtaining necessary approval and additional funding 2003 $ 0 x
b) Multi-agency workshop to review progress on obtaining approval/funding; finalize plans for experimental re-introduction 2003 $ 0 x

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2003 FY 2002
$ 78,949 $196,746

Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

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Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1 Fisheries Biologist, Project management/contract administration $ 5,716
Fringe (30%) $ 1,715
Travel Per diem - 2 meetings $ 710
Indirect (39.2%) $ 2,241
Subcontractor Objective 1 - Disease risk assessment (Fish Health Consultant Ltd., Atlantic Veterinary College, DFO $108,064
Subcontractor Objective 2 - Exotic species risk assessment (Okanogan Nation Fisheries Commission) $ 32,684
Subcontractor Objective 3 - Habitat inventory (Okanogan Nation Fisheries Commission) $ 35,232
Subcontractor Objective 4 - Develop life-cycle model of Okanogan salmonids - (ESSA) $ 42,995
Total Itemized Budget $229,357

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $229,357
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $229,357
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $223,000
% change from forecast 2.9%

Reason for change in estimated budget

An additional task (task e) to Objective 3 was added to investigate the amount of rearing habitat in Skaha and Okanogan Lake. This task will include sockeye fry rearing potential in Skaha Lake, including water quality measurements in Skaha Lake and the Okanogan River upstream and downstream of the lake and measuring the composition, distribution, growth and abundance of phytoplankton and zooplankton communities (including Mysis) in Skaha Lake.

Reason for change in scope

Objective 4, which was initially identified to be conducted during FY 2000, was delayed one year to FY 2001. The reason for the delay was because members of the Sub-regional team felt a model could not be developed until sufficient data was collected. Therefore Objective 4 was delayed until FY 2001.

Cost Sharing

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Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003
Construction/implementation $196,746 $ 78,949
Total Outyear Budgets $196,746 $ 78,949

Other Budget Explanation

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