BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1998 Proposal
Section 1. Summary
Section 2. Goals
Section 3. Background
Section 4. Purpose and methods
Section 5. Planned activities
Section 6. Outcomes, monitoring and evaluation
Section 7. Relationships
Section 8. Costs and FTE
see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations
Title of project
NE Oregon Outplanting Facility Master Plan
BPA project number 8805301
Develop the Imnaha and Grande Ronde Master Plans covering production, supplmention, genetics, etc. Develop facility designs and costs with schedule for implementation.
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
Supports a healthy Columbia basin; maintains biological diversity; maintains genetic integrity; increases run sizes or populations; adaptive management (research or M&E); program coordination or planning
|Target stock||Life stage||Mgmt code (see below)|
|Lostine River spring chinook||Adult, egg, fry, parr, smolt||L, S, W|
|Hurricane Creek spring chinook||Adult, egg, fry, parr, smolt||L, S, W|
|Bear Creek spring chinook||Adult, egg, fry, parr, smolt||L, S, W|
|Imnaha River summer chinook||Adult, egg, fry, parr, smolt||L, S, W|
|Lower Grande Ronde fall chinook||Adult, egg, fry, parr, smolt||L, S, W|
|Imnaha River fall chinook||Adult, egg, fry, parr, smolt||L, S, W|
|Wallowa River summer chinook||Adult, egg, fry, parr, smolt||E, S|
|Wallowa River coho salmon||Adult, egg, fry, parr, smolt||E, S|
|Wallowa River sockeye salmon||Adult, egg, fry, parr, smolt||E, S|
|Affected stock||Benefit or detriment|
Stream area affected
Stream miles affected All
This project was initiated as one of the Northeast Oregon Hatchery Projects to improve fish production in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha subbasins via hatchery and weir development.. The project was started in response to the Council's objective of doubling the numbers of salmonids in the system. Project development was stalled by ESA listing. Project was restarted in 1996.
Project reports and papers
Northeast Oregon Salmon and Steelhead Draft Master Plan, Imnaha River, Larson, March 1990.Northeast Oregon Salmon and Steelhead Draft Master Plan, Grande Ronde River, Bryson, March 1990.Feasibility for Reintroducing Sockeye & Coho Salmon in the Grande Ronde River and Coho and Chum in the Walla Walla River, S.P. Cramer, November 1990.Draft Siting Report for Northeast Oregon Hatchery Project, Montgomery Watson, February 1992. Draft Conceptual Design Report for Northeast Oregon Hatchery Project, Montgomery Watson, October 1992. Preliminary Report of Test Well Drilling Northeast Oregon Project, Montgomery Watson, October 1992.Genetic Risk Assessment of the Imnaha Master Plan, S.P. Cramer, December 1993. Genetic Risk Assessment of the Grande Ronde River Master Plan, S.P. Cramer, December 1994. Northeast Oregon Hatchery Project Grande Ronde River Master Plan Final Report, Bryson, NPT, January 1993.
Adaptive management implications
The goal of this project is to recover stocks of listed Snake River chinook using supplementation facilities designed to produce as close to a "natural" fish as possible. Releases will be made at all life stages. If success is realized in this project the methodology can be used in other Snake River subbasins to recover listed/threatened salmon species.
Specific measureable objectives
Upward trend in spawning ground counts. Increased outmigration of wild smolts.
Bureaucratic process cannot be activated in a timely manner to provide facilities for hatchery production as needed to prevent extinction of listed stocks.
Rapid recovery of weak populations, 2-4 generations (8-16 years), to population sizes supporting ESA delisting. Prevent loss of biodiversity and inbreeding depression due to small population size. Develop population sizes capable of sustaining Tribal and Non-Tribal Harvests.
Hypothesis to be tested
Local supplementation facilities will improve returns of ESA listed salmon species and stocks.
Supplementation using one or more of the following products; adults, gametes, eggs, fry, parr, presmolt, smolts, captive broodstock. The priority is to rear and release smolts from a local facility. Lostine captive broodstock began in 1995 with collection of 500 juvenile chinook under LSRCP. In 1997 conventional production for this stock should be initiated.
|Phase Implementation||Start 2001||End 2001||Subcontractor|
|Lostine adult return response to conventional production.|
|Phase Implementation||Start 2000||End 2000||Subcontractor|
|Operation of all facilities.|
|Phase Implementation||Start 1999||End 1999||Subcontractor|
|Construct Wallowa summer chinook, coho, sockeye facility.|
|Phase Implementation||Start December 1996||End June 30, 1997||Subcontractor|
|Imnaha River Master Plan, Wallowa and Lower Grande Ronde River Master Plan. Lostine River Biological Assessment, NEPA EA/FONSI or Exemption, Final Design, Lostine site acquisition, Cultural Resource surveys.|
|Phase Implementation||Start 1997||End 1997||Subcontractor NPT Cultural Resources Dept.|
|Construction of a small incubation and smolt rearing facility on the Imnaha River, including appropriate adult trapping and holding facility. Wallowa summer chinook, coho, sockeye site acquisition, Biological Assessment, NEPA document, Final Design|
|Phase Implementation||Start 1997||End 1997||Subcontractor S.P. Cramer, Phillip R. Mundy, Roy Sampsel|
|Construction of a small incubation and smolt rearing facility on the Lostine River, adult trapping and holding facility. Imnaha site acquisition, Biological Assessment, NEPA document, Final Design|
Constraints or factors that may cause schedule or budget changes
Extinction of existing species and populations if supplementation is not undertaken within the next few years.
SUMMARY OF EXPECTED OUTCOMES
Expected performance of target population or quality change in land area affected
600 - 1,000 Lostine spring chinook adults annually by year 2,015.1,300 - 3,800 Imnaha River summer chinook adults annually by year 2,015..2,500 - 5,000 Wallowa River summer chinook adults annually by year 2,015. Recovery of Fall chinook in the lower Grande Ronde and lower Imnaha River by year 2,015.Restoration 2,000 - 5000 coho adults in the Wallowa River by year 2,015.Restoration of 3,000 - 6,000 Sockeye adults in Wallowa Lake by year 2,015.
Long term expected utilization and conservation potential for target population or habitat
Stable self sustaining populations of anadromous fish capable of sustaining Tribal and non-Tribal fisheries
Contribution toward long-term goal
Recovery and restoration of listed salmon species enabling the stocks to increase in numbers and eventually rebuild to self sustaining populations able to sustain fisheries
Indirect biological or environmental changes
More productivity in watersheds
Coordinated production goals for the Grande Ronde and Imnaha rivers between NPT, ODFW and CTUIR.
Supplementation using one or more of the following products; adults, gametes, eggs, fry, parr, presmolt, parr, smolts, captive broodstock. The priority is to rear and release smolts from a local facility. Lostine captive broodstock began in 1995 with collection of 500 juvenile chinook under LSRCP. In 1997 conventional production for this stock should be initiated.
|Related BPA project||Relationship|
|LSRCP, ODFW, USFWS, NPT: 1995 -96 Captive Broodstock Program NPPC #74D||The acclimation and release facilities for the captive brood program will also be used by the NE Oregon Hatchery Project|
|8805302 NEOH - Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation||Coordination of the NE Oregon Hatchery Master Plan|
|8805305 NEOH - Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife||Coordination and planning of the NE Oregon Hatchery Master Plan|
|9402700 Grande Ronde Model Watershed Project||Habitat protection/restoration of tributaries in the subbasin|
|5520900 Wallowa County/NPT Salmon Habitat Recovery Plan Implementation||Habitat protection/restoration of tributariesin the subbasin|
|9403900 Wallowa Basin Project Planning||Habitat protection/restoration of tributaries in the subbasin|
|Grande Ronde River Monitoring and Evaluation - ODFW||M&E of anadromous fish stocks in the Grande Ronde subbasin|
|9002200 BPA Engineering support for NEOH||Engineering support|
|9503700 BPA support from facilities design||Facilities design support|
|9504000 BPA support from real estate||Real estate support|
|8909700 ODFW - Evaluation of steelhead supplementation Imnaha River||M&E of steelhead in Imnaha River|
|9208500 BPA lands support for NEOH||Engineering support|
|9305300 BPA Engineering support for NEOH|
|9405500 BPA Engineering support for NEOH|
|Related non-BPA project||Relationship|
|LSRCP, ODFW, USFWS, Lookingglass Hatchery Production Imnaha summer chinook.||Production of spring chinook for release in the Imnaha and Grande Ronde rivers|
|Bear Creek Low Flow Channel/ BOR, OWHP, NPT||Habitat quality|
|Lostine IFIM Study - BOR||Habitat evaluation and use|
Opportunities for cooperation
Opportunity to integrate LSRCP and NEOH production in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha subbasins. This is a coordinated project between ODFW, CTUIR, and NPT with the NPT as the lead agency and writer of the Master Plan. There will also be coordination with Wallowa County and private landowners within the county. Acclimation and rearing facilities currently being constructed under the captive brood project will also be used by this project. Production and the use of production facilities in the Imnaha and Grande Ronde rivers will be coordinated between ODFW, CTUIR and the NPT.
1997 Planned $100,000
|Future funding needs||Past obligations (incl. 1997 if done)|
Other non-financial supporters
How does percentage apply to direct costs
Total direct project costs with the exception of capital equipment and subcontracts.