BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal

Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Administrative

Title of project
Estuary Smolt Condition

BPA project number   5517300

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
TBD

Sponsor type   Placeholder

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameTBD
 Mailing address
 Phone

BPA technical contact   ,

Biological opinion ID   Research M&E Program; hyp C.1.5

NWPPC Program number   

Short description
Smolt to adult survival in response to smolt size, abundance, health and condition.

Project start year   1997    End year   2007

Start of operation and/or maintenance   0

Project development phase   PLANNING

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects

Project history

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers

Management implications
Long-term monitoring of smolt size, health status, condition, and indices of abundance will help managers to determine if carrying capacity of the estuary is exceeded.

Specific measureable objectives

Testable hypothesis
HYPOTHESIS C.1.5: SIZE, ABUNDANCE, HEALTH STATUS AND CONDITION OF SMOLTS AS THEY LEAVE THE ESTUARY DO NOT AFFECT SURVIVAL TO ADULTHOOD.

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints

Methods
Health status is generally assessed by measurement of physiological and immunological parameters, as well as by prevalence of microbial diseases (e.g., bacterial kidney disease, vibrio, furunculosis) and parasitic infestations (e.g. Nanophyetus sp.) of juvenile salmon. Smolt condition is generally evaluated by examining age/length/weight relationships; however, more refined physiological measures of smolt condition can be developed. Evaluation of relationships between these physiological parameters and survival will be important in determining the characteristics of juveniles that survive to adulthood.

Brief schedule of activities

Biological need

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation

Risks

Monitoring activity

Section 3. Budget

Data shown are the total of expense and capital obligations by fiscal year. Obligations for any given year may not equal actual expenditures or accruals within the year, due to carryover, pre-funding, capitalization and difference between operating year and BPA fiscal year.

Historic costsFY 1996 budget data*Current and future funding needs
(none) New project - no FY96 data available 1997: 1,000,000
1998: 1,000,000
1999: 1,000,000
2000: 1,000,000
2001: 1,000,000

* For most projects, Authorized is the amount recommended by CBFWA and the Council. Planned is amount currently allocated. Contracted is the amount obligated to date of printout.

Funding recommendations

CBFWA funding review group   System Policy

Recommendation    Tier 2 - fund when funds available

Recommended funding level   $1,000,000