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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Section 2: Description
Section 3: Related Projects
Section 4: Planning and Design
Section 5: Construction/Implementation
Section 6: Operations and Maintenance
Section 7: Monitoring and Evaluation
Section 8: Total Budget
Section 9: Project Documents
Part 2. Current Status of Modification Request
Part 3. Comments on this Modification Request


Part 1 of 3. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status BOG Meeting Date
May 2, 2007 Finalized May 9, 2007

Modification Type: FY 2007 Within-Year Ongoing
BPA Project Number: 199801001
BPA Project Name: Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Salmon Captive Broodstock Operation and Maintenance
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Greg Baesler
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Funding Type: expense
Project Leader: Tim Hoffnagle
Province: Blue Mountain
Subbasin: Grande Ronde
 
Contact Person
First Name: Tim
Last Name Hoffnagle
Address: ODFW, 203 Badgley Hall, Eastern Oregon University
City, State Zip: La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: 541-962-3884
Fax: 541-962-3067
Email: tim.hoffnagle@eou.edu

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
Name Rich Carmichael Name Sandra Sovay
Address: EOU, 203 Badgely Hall Address: 3406 Cherry Avenue N.E.
City, State Zip: La Grande, OR 97850 City, State Zip: Salem, OR 97303-4924
Phone: 541-962-3777 Phone: (503) 947-6189
Fax: 541-962-3067 Fax: (503) 647-6202
Email: rcarmich@eou.edu Email: sandy.e.sovay@state.or.us
Note: Note:

Section 2a: Description (Species Information)
Target Species Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook)

Provide explanations as to why the following alternative funding solutions are not feasible and will jeopardize the project:
Reduction in existing scope of project: We are requesting an increase in budget for FY 2008 and 2009 so that we can collect and rear two more brood years of captive broodstock Chinook salmon from the upper Grande Ronde River, as agreed to by the co-management agencies (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Nez perce Tribe, and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation). If approved, this will also require an extension of the Captive Broodstock Program for an additional two years, in order to rear the BY 2006 and 2007 salmon to maturation. If this request for a budget increase is not granted, then we will not be able to rear any more fish than are already in the program, which could result in harm to the upper Grande Ronde River Chinook salmon population.
Deferral of existing work elements to later date: We cannot defer any existing work elements because we must care for the fish that we already have in captivity.

Deferring the proposed collection of two additional brood years of upper Grande Ronde River Chinook salmon will only cause an increase (above that which we are now proposing) in the total Captive Broodstock budget over the remaining life of the program because that will cause the captive rearing portion of the program to last longer. Deferring the parr collections will also result in a gap in the hatchery production by the Captive Broodstock Program.


Section 2b: Description (Location Information)
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Location Description
Catherine Creek
upper Grande Ronde River
Lostine River

Is this/Are these the same study location(s) that was/were identified in the original proposal? Yes

Condition/situation creating the need for the modification:
Is the situation the result of a catastrophic event that occurred within the existing location? No
Has a habitat/population/mechanical/structural dilemma developed in the proposed study location since the contract was signed with BPA? Yes

Section 2c: Description (Work Element Information)
What work elements in the existing proposal does the proposed modification address?
Work Element Work Element Title
Trap/Collect/Hold/Transport Fish - Hatchery Collect and Transport Captive Broodstock Spring Chinook Salmon
Rear Fish Rear Captive Broodstock Salmon at Wallowa Fish Hatchery

Proposed action to achieve the objective(s) We are proposing two changes to this work element:

1) To collect and rear two more brood years (the 2006 and 2007 brood years to be collected in August of 2007 and 2008, respectively) of natural parr from the upper Grande Ronde River. A sufficient number of adult has not yet consistently returned to support natural spawning at the 150 adult threshold level or a Conventional Broodstock Supplementation Program in this stream.

2) To cease collection of natural parr for captive broodstock from Catherine Creek and the Lostine River due to a consistently sufficient number of adults returning that can now support natural spawning and Conventional Hatchery Supplementation programs based on adult collections on thsese streams.

We anticipate that two more brood years of captive broodstock will be sufficient to increase the upper Grande Ronde River Chinook salmon popualtion to a level at which a Conventional Hatchery Supplementation Program, bsed on collection of adults, can become self-sufficinet. We propose that no more salmon will be brought into the captive rearing portion of the Captive Broodstock Program after 2008 (BY 2007). If these proposed changes are implemented, this will mean that the captive rearing portion of the Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Salmon Captive Broodstock Program will come to an end in October 2012, when the last of the 2007 brood year will mature and spawn at age 5.

If we collect more natural parr, we will need an increase in funding of $33,469 in FY 2008 and $66,358 in FY 2009 over the present funding level of $723,718 for each of those fiscal years (total increase needed = $99,827). This increase in funding will be necessary for salary increases for personnel, over which we have no control. No more substantive cuts can be made to other parts of the program and still be able to complete our contractual obligations, including rearing the salmon already in captivity.

If we do not receive an increase in funding, we will not bring any more salmon into the Captive Broodstock Program. Money that had been budgeted for Wallowa Fish Hatchery will be used in FY 2008 and FY 2009 to cover personnel expenses required for rearing and monitoring the salmon still in the Captive Broodstock Program.

The existing monitoring and evaluation protocols that are in place at present will be continued until captive rearing ceases.


Does not implementing this modification jeopardize the ability to achieve existing biological objectives of this project, as well as other projects? Yes

Explain: Not implementing this modification may cause the Captive Broodstock Program to not be able to sufficiently supplement the upper Grande Ronde River so that a Conventional Hatchery Supplementation Program, based on collection of returning adults, can become established. The Conventional Hatchery Supplementation Program uses only returning adults that were produced naturally or from the Conventional Program - all returning Captive Broodstock Program offspring are allowed to spawn naturally and are not collected to hatchery spawning.

The upper Grande Ronde River spring Chinook salmon population has had extremely low numbers of returning adults in the late 1990s. Adult nubmers have increased slightly, in part due to release of Captive Broodstock offspring, but have not yet reached sufficient numbers to allow a Conventional Hatchery Supplementation Program to become established and reach our threshold of 150 naturally spawning adults. The Technical Oversight Team (TOT; composed of research, hatchery, and management biologists from each of the co-management agencies: ODFW, NPT, CTUIR, and NOAA Fisheries) of the Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Salmon Captive Broodstock Program believes that two more brood years will provide sufficient supplementation to allow for a Conventional Broodstock Program to fulfill all supplementation needs in the upper Grande Ronde River.

Additionally, this will give us enough brood years to complete an evaluation of eggs vs. parr as a means of bringing fish into a captive broodstock program. Results of this study will be very useful for designing captive broodstock programs in the future. This is a test of an effort to reduce the prevalence of BKD in the Captive Broodstock Program. It is a direct comparison of the strategies employed in the Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Salmon Captive Broodstock Program (parr collections) and that used in the Salmon River Chinook salmon captive propagation program in Idaho (egg collections).

The TOT believes that the Chinook salmon populations in Catherine Creek and the Lostine River (the other two streams being supplemented by the Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Salmon Captive Broodstock Program) are no longer in need of supplementation from the Captive Broodstock Program. Sufficient numbers of adults are now returning to these streams (due, in part, to Captive Broodstock supplementation) to support Conventional Broodstock Programs based on collection of returning adults.

Not collecting an additional two brood years of natural parr will directly affect other BPA-funded work. Captive Broodstock production is incorporated into the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan hatchery mitigation production and that of the Northeast Oregon Hatchery Master Plan - C (Project # 199805302) and the Grande Ronde Supplementation O&M/M&E (Project #199800703), which support the Conventional Broodstock Programs in thsese streams. Not collecting these two brood years will reduce this production. The Genetic M&E Program for Salmon/Steelhead (Project #198909600) takes tissue samples from naturally collected captive broodstock for genetic analysis to determine the success of Captive Broodstock offspring in nature and examine the effects of hatchery supplementation on natural populations. Finally, results of our eggs vs. parr experiment to reduce the incidence of bacterail kidney disease will have important applications for future captive rearing programs, such as Captive Rearing for Steelhead/Coho Salmon (Project #200303400).


Section 2d: Description (BiOp Information)
NMFS and/or FWS Biological Opinion that this funding request addresses Strategy
NMFS &/or USFWS
How proposed actions will address the BiOp
(i.e., substrategy / limiting factor / metric to be achieved)

Section 2e: Description (Objectives)
Objectives of this proposed project
Objective
(abbreviation)
Full Description
Increase natural spawners The goal of the Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Salmon Captive Broodstock Program is to assure persistence of spring Chinook salmon populations in Catherine Creek, the upper Grande Ronde River, and Lostine River. Specific objectives of the program are to: 1) prevent extinction of native wild Chinook populations in Catherine Creek, Lostine River, and upper Grande Ronde River; 2) maintain the genetic diversity of indigenous artificially propagated Chinook salmon populations; and 3) maintain the genetic diversity of wild Chinook salmon populations. Hatchery production to provide a demographic boost to these populations is achieved in the Captive Broodstock Program without removing naturally spawning adults. Natural parr are collected from the program streams and reared in captivity until maturity, at which time the adults are spawned. The resulting progeny are reared to smoltification, when they are released into their parents’ natal stream to complete their life cycle in nature. The Program was intended to achieve this goal by supplementing natural production to produce a consistent threshold return of at least 150 adults (natural + hatchery origin) spawning in nature in each of the three program streams. The Captive Broodstock Program was intended to be an emergency and experimental measure that would be phased out as natural adult returns increased to a level that allowed a more conventional supplementation program based on adult collections.
Eggs vs. Parr experiment Bacterial kidney disease (BKD) is the largest source of mortality in the Captive Broodstock Program and is the primary reason for the Program not achieving its goal of producing 150,000 smolts per year. When the Salmon River Chinook salmon captive propagation program in Idaho switched from collecting smolts or parr to collecting eyed eggs, there was a large decrease in the prevalence of BKD. It is likely that this reduction in BKD is due to collecting eggs but no paired comparison was conducted. Since BKD has been such a large problem, the Technical Oversight Team of the Captive Broodstock Program decided that we should evaluate these two protocols in a side-by-side experiment to evaluate not only disease prevalence but also growth, health, survival, and maturation rates and ages - other variables that affect production. Development of new methodologies has been a goal of the Captive Broodstock Program from its inception, with the intent of developing recommendations for future captive propagation programs.

Section 3: Is This Funding Request Related to Other Projects in the Basin?

Other projects that are related to this request
Project # Project Title/Description Nature of Relationship
none LSRCP Northeast Oregon Spring Chinook Salmon Offspring from the Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Salmon Captive Broodstock Program are incorporated into the LSRCP mitigation program.
198402500 NE Oregon Habitat Projects Habitat improvement projects implemented by this project will improve habitat for offspring of Captive Broodstock Chinook salmon and increae the likelihood of success of this program.
198805301 NE Oregon Hatchery Master Plan - N The Captive Broodstock Program will be directly integrated into the NE Oregon Hatcheries Program, by providing the broodstock and eggs that will be utilized by NEOH.
198805302 Ne Or Hatchery Master Plan - C The Captive Broodstock Program will be directly integrated into the NE Oregon Hatcheries Program, by providing the broodstock and eggs that will be utilized by NEOH.
198909600 Genetic M&E Prog For Sal/Steel Captive Broodstock Chinook salmon and their offspring are sampled for these important genetics studies.
199107200 Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Ca The Idaho sockeye salmon captive broodstock program is another similar program that uses some different methodologies and, with which, the Grande Ronde Basin Captive Broodstock Program will be compared.
199202601 Grand Ronde Model Watershed Watershed improvement projects implemented by the Grande Ronde Mofdel Watershed will improve habitat for offspring of Captive Broodstock Chinook salmon and increase the likelihood of success of this program.
199202604 Life Studies of Spring Chinook Success of the Captive Broodstock Program is defined by an increase in naturally spawning salmon in the program streams. Information developed by this project will assist with improving the survival of Captive Broodstock offspring in nature.
199305600 Demonstration of Captive Salmo This project helps evaluate the effectiveness of captive rearing strategies, monitors health of Captive Broodstock salmon reared at Manchester Research Station and develops protocols to improve success of Captive Broodstock offspring released into nature.
199403300 Fish Passage Center The Captive broodstock program uses data from the FPC to monitor survival and movement of juveniles through the Snake and Columbia rivers. Also, Captive Broodstock progeny are part of downstream suvrvival studies conducted by the Fish Passage Center.
199606700 Manchester Spring Chinook Capt This is an integral componenent of the Captive Broodstock Program. Approximately one-half of the Grande Ronde Basin spring Chinook salmon captive broodstock are sent to Manchester Research Station for saltwater rearing to maturation.
199608300 Grand Ronde Watershed Restor Watershed improvement projects implemented by this project will improve habitat for offspring of Captive Broodstock Chinook salmon and increase the likelihood of success of this program.
199700100 Idaho Chinook Salmon Captive R The Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Salmon Captive Broodstock Program is complimentary to the Idaho Chinook Salmon Captive Rearing Program. Results from the two programs will be used to develop recommendations for future captive rearing programs.
199703800 Listed Stock Chinook Salmon Ga This program allows us to cryopreserve ssperm and use it when there are insufficient numbers of fresh males to spawn with females. Cryopreserves sperm has been used extensively in the Captive Broodstock Program.
199800702 Gd Ronde Supp Lostine O&M/M&E This project rears and releases Captive Broodstock offspring and enumerates returning adults. Offspring from the Captive Broodstock Program are incorporated into the Lostine River supplementation program.
199800703 Grande Ronde Supp. O&M/M&E This project rears and releases Captive Broodstock offspring and enumerates returning adults. Offspring from the Captive Broodstock Program are incorporated into the Catherine Creek and Grande Ronde River supplementation programs.
199800704 Captive Broodstock Artificial The Nez Perce Tribe is one of the co-management agencies for the Captive Broodstock Program (along with ODFW, CTUIR and NOAA Fisheries). This project funds M&E for the Nez Perce Tribe and is an integral part of the Captive Broodstock Program.
200106200 Lostine R Streamflow Enhanceme Enhancing streamflow in the Lostine River during adult migration will inprove habitat and survival for Lostine River Captive Broodstock offspring.
200303400 Captive Rearing For Steel/Coho This program will likely use methodolgies that have been developed and are being developed by the Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Salmon Captive Broodstock Program.

Section 4: Estimated Budget for Planning & Design phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Planning & Design
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Planning & Design
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Planning & Design
FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011
$ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0

Section 5: Estimated Budget for Contruction/Implementation phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Contruction/Implementation
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Contruction/Implementation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Contruction/Implementation

Section 6: Estimated Budget for Operations & Maintenance phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Operations & Maintenance
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?
Increase natural spawners Trap/Collect/Hold Fish - Hatchery Collect natural parr from the upper Grande Ronde River Collect 150 natural spring Chinook salmon (Snake River ESU) parr from the upper Grande Ronde River in 2007 and 2008 (2006 and 2007 brood years) and transport them to Wallowa Fish Hatchery for rearing to the smolt stage. Also collect up to 180 Chinook salmon eyed eggs from the 2007 brood year of the Grande Ronde River Conventional Hatchery Program for incorporation into the Captive Broodstock Program (eggs from the 2006 brood year have already been collected and are surrently being reared at Wallowa Fish Hatchery). These eggs will be from females with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) optical density (OD) levels <0.2 and will be used to compare the effectiveness of collecting eggs vs. wild parr for use in captive broodstock programs. Also transport these fish from Wallowa Fish hatchery to Bonneville Fish Hatchery for post-smolt rearing to maturation. All of these fish will be reared to adulthood and spawned - no fish will be euthanized. Collect 150 natural parr from the upper Grande River in August 2007 and 2008 2 $41,660 No
Increase natural spawners Mark/Tag Animals Implant PIT tags and Visual Implant tags into captive broodstock salmon Each fish in the Captive Broodstock Program is given a PIT tag to identify that fish and a Visual Implant tag in case of loss or failure of the PIT tag. Tags will be replaced if they are found to have been lost or inoperative. 100% of each brood year are PIT and Visual Implant tagged 3 $14,471 No
Increase natural spawners Rear Fish Rear BY 2002 - 2007 Captive Broodstock Chinook Salmon at Bonneville Fish Hatchery All (300 minus pre-smolt mortalities) of the Grande Ronde River and Catherine Creek Captive Broodstock salmon are reared at Bonneville Fish Hatchery in freshwater from age 2 smolt to maturation (at ages 2-6). The Lostine River salmon are reared in saltwater at Manchester Research Station (NOAA Fisheries under Project Number 1996-067-00, Manchester Spring Chinook Captive Broodstock). We are nearly finished with the accelerated vs. natural pre-smolt growth rate and freshwater vs. saltwater post-smolt growth experiments - the 2003 brood year is the last to have those comparisons. With the 2004 and 2005 brood years, we are beginning some experiments to improve our ability to prevent and treat BKD in captive and conventional broodstock hatchery programs (See K - Collect Data for Monitoring and Evaluation Analyses, below). 55% survival from smoltification to maturation 6 $218,731 No
Increase natural spawners Rear Fish Rear BY 2006 and 2007 Captive Broodstock Chinook Salmon at Wallowa Fish Hatchery Acclimated to captive conditions (environment and food) and rear 150 natural parr from each of the 2006 and 2007 brood years to smoltification at Wallowa Fish Hatchery. We will also incubate and rear approximately 180 eyed eggs from the Grande Ronde River Conventional Hatchery Program for incorporation into the Captive Broodstock Program. These eggs will be from females with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) optical density (OD) levels <0.2. At smoltification, these fish will be transported to Bonneville Fish Hatchery for rearing to maturation. All of these fish will be reared to adulthood and spawned - no fish will be euthanized. 95% survival from collection to smoltification 3 $48,635 No
Increase natural spawners Maintain Fish Health Maintain health of Captive Broodstock Chinook salmon We do all we can to keep the Captive Broodstock salmon healthy. Prophylactic measures are taken, when possible, we treat disease outbreaks aggressively to reduce the amount of horizontal transmission of disease within each tank, and strict quarrantine measures are implemented to prevent contamination between tanks. Additionally, eggs collected from females are culled for disease prevention based on ELISA OD values. Therefore, maintaining the best health possible is critical to the program. We consult with Dr. Christine Moffitt, University of Idaho, and other fish health experts on use of drugs for treatment of disease. Captive Broodstock salmon remain healthy and survival from parr collection to maturation is at least 55%. 6 $97,890 No
Increase natural spawners Manage and Administer Projects Manage project and prepare SOWs with budget Provide oversight of the project and respond to BPA, as requested, providing financial, contractual, and administrative documents. Prepare and submit FY 2008 Statement of Work for submission to BPA no less than 90 days before end of current performance period. Accrual estimates, SOWs, and budgets submitted to BPA on time. 6 $5,788 No
Increase natural spawners Spawn Fish Spawn Captive Broodstock Chinook salmon at Bonneville Fish Hatchery Spawn Captive Broodstock salmon to produce the F1 generation for release into the stream from which their parents were collected. All salmon that reach maturity are spawned. All spawning is done using a matrix in which eggs from each female are fertilized by 2-4 males in order to maintain as much genetic diversity as possible. Males usually fertilize 2-4 females but there are often extra males, semen from which we cryopreserve for use when there are not sufficient live males. Gametes collected from all maturing salmon. 7 $93,471 No
Increase natural spawners Maintain Hatchery Maintain fish rearing facilities at Wallowa Fish Hatchey and Bonneville Fish Hatchery Maintain captive broodstock facilities at Wallowa Fish Hatchery and Bonneville Fish Hatchery in good working condition - e.g., pipes and tanks don't leak, buildings are structurally sound, and there are no safety hazards. Repair when necessary. Facilities are kept in good working order in order to insure safe and successful rearing of captive broodstock Chinook salmon at ODFW facilities. 7 $5,164 No
Increase natural spawners Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Obtain NEPA clearance and permits Have necessary permits to conduct program. The Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Salmon Captive Broodstock Program is currently operating under our Section 10 permit but are switching to a Hatchery Genetic Management Plan, which has been submitted to NOAA. No herbicides are used. NEPA clearance and permits obtained. 2 $2,894 No
Increase natural spawners Produce Plan Annual Operating Plans Develop annual operating plans for guidance of the Captive Broodstock Program through each year. AOP produced by February of each year 6 $14,471 No
Increase natural spawners Coordination Program coordination Coordinate program activities with co-managers within the Captive Broodstock Program and with BPA and similar regional programs. Attend all TOT and TOC meetings 6 $5,793 No
Increase natural spawners Produce Annual Report Develop and submit annual report Prepare and submit an annual report documenting all activities conducted during the year. Prepare and submit an annual report documenting all activities conducted during the year. 6 $30,042 No
Increase natural spawners Produce PISCES Status Report Periodic status reports for BPA Prepare and submit an annual report documenting all activities conducted during the year. Prepare and submit an annual report documenting all activities conducted during the year. 6 $5,788 No

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Operations & Maintenance
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost
Rear Fish Pre-smolt rearing at Wallowa Fish Hatchery 2008 2009 $105,862
Trap/Collect/Hold Fish - Hatchery Collect natural parr from the upper Grande Ronde River 2008 2009 $90,680
Mark/Tag Animals PIT tag and VI tag fish for individual identification 2008 2009 $31,498
Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Obtain NEPA clearance and permits 2008 2009 $5,955
Maintain Fish Health Identify and respond to fish health problems 2008 2013 $692,868
Maintain Hatchery Maintain facilities at Wallowa Fish Hatchery (2008-2009) and bonneville Fish Hatchery (2011-2013) 2008 2013 $40,362
Rear Fish Post-smolt rearing at Bonneville Fish Hatchery 2008 2013 $1,248,913
Spawn Fish Spawn Captive Broodstock at Bonneville Fish Hatchery 2008 2013 $549,398
Coordination Program coordination 2008 2013 $39,753
Manage and Administer Projects Administer project and coordinate activities 2008 2013 $36,293
Produce Annual Report Prepare and submit annual report 2008 2013 $292,908
Produce Plan Annual Operating Plans 2008 2013 $81,817
Produce PISCES Status Report Periodic status reports for BPA 2008 2013 $77,327

Outyear totals
Operations & Maintenance
FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011
$618,449 $654,456 $616,411 $612,691

Section 7: Estimated Budget for Monitoring & Evaluation phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Monitoring & Evaluation
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?
Eggs vs. Parr experiment Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Evaluate Eggs vs. Parr for Incorporation into Captive Broodstock se data collected during regular monitoring activities to evaluate differences in growth, health, survival, and age at maturity for salmon collected as eggs from the Conventional Broodstock Program on the upper Grande Ronde River vs. those collected as natural parr from the upper Grande Ronde River. Growth, health, survival and age of maturity of salmon collected as eyed eggs is similar to those collected as natural parr. 6 $ 0 No
Increase natural spawners Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect data for monitoring and evaluation of the Captive Broodstock Program Collect data to evaluate growth, health, survival to maturation, age and size at maturation, fecundity and other spawning characteristics for individuals of each treatment group - accelerated vs. natural presmolt growth regimes and freshwater vs. saltwater post-smolt rearing. All data needed for analyses are collected 6 $71,776 No
Increase natural spawners Analyze/Interpret Data Evaluate rearing protocols, spawning, genetic relatedness and experimental treatments Analyze and interpret data collected on growth, health, survival, maturation and spawning of captive broodstock salmon reared under either an accelerated or simulated natural presmolt growth regime and freshwater vs. saltwater post-smolt rearing and their effects on spawning parameters. Draw conclusions from analysis results that will suggest which rearing method is best suited for captive broodstock programs. Also, analyze data to examine genetic relatedness of the captive broodstock and the effectiveness of erythromycin vs. azithromycin to prevent vertical transmission of BKD. Data are analyzed and prepared for dissemination in reports, scientific papers and presentations 6 $43,413 No
Increase natural spawners Develop RM&E Methods and Designs Develop RM&E methods and designs for the Captive Broodstock Program Develop Research, Monitoring and Evaluation methods and designs, as needed, to evaluate the captive broodstock program and its research elements. These are questions that arise as we conduct this program. Also, develop research plans and experimental designs to evaluate issues of importance to the Captive Broodstock Program - these issues may also have applicability beyond captive broodstock/rearing programs, e.g., the treatment and prevention of BKD or the cause of oral tumors. RM&E plans and experimental designs are implemented. 6 $2,894 No
Increase natural spawners Produce/Submit Scientific Findings Report Disseminate findings through scientificreports, presentations and publications Disseminate the results and findings of the Captive Broodstock Program through presentations at scientific meetings (i.e., American Fisheries Society, Northwest Fish Culture Conference, etc.) and publications of agency reports and in scientific journals (i.e., such as North American Journal of Aquaculture, Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, etc.) as sufficient data become available. Reports and papers submitted for publication tot he appropriate journal and presentations made at scientific meetings. BPA will receive copies of all publications and presentations. 6 $5,788 No
Increase natural spawners Provide Technical Review Technical review of captive propagation projects Provide technical review of captive broodstock/propagation projects, as requested. Technical review provided to the ISRP, NPCC, etc. as requested is complete and on time. 6 $579 No
Increase natural spawners Manage/Maintain Database Manage and maintain captive broodstock database Keep Captive Broodstock database up-to-date and functioning so that it is accessible to all co-managers. This is a relational database using MS Access. the server is located at ODFW headquarters in Salem but copies of the database are downloaded onto the office computers of those with access to it. Copies of the database are downloaded via the internet and the database is updated continuously. When each person synchronizes their copy of the database, his/her changes are added to the master database in Salem and any updates made by others are downloaded to his/her computer at the same time. Write access to the database is limited. Database is up-to-date and remains accessible via internet to all co-managers. 6 $14,470 No

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Monitoring & Evaluation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost
Provide Technical Review Technical review of captive propagation projects 2007 2013 $5,252
Develop RM&E Methods and Designs Develop RM&E methods and designs for the Captive Broodstock Program 2007 2013 $18,341
Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Evaluate Eggs vs. Parr for Incorporation into Captive Broodstock 2007 2013 $ 0
Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect data for monitoring and evaluation of the Captive Broodstock Program 2007 2013 $439,536
Manage/Maintain Database Manage and maintain captive broodstock database 2007 2013 $89,724
Analyze/Interpret Data Evaluate rearing protocols, spawning, genetic relatedness and experimental treatments 2007 2013 $516,973
Produce/Submit Scientific Findings Report Disseminate findings through scientificreports, presentations and publications 2007 2013 $65,458

Outyear totals
Monitoring & Evaluation
FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011
$146,914 $155,467 $178,458 $230,659

Section 8: Total Budget Modification Request

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2008 Cost

Total Estimated Budget Modification
Total FY 2008 budget modification $ 0
Total FY 2008 budget for this project, including modification request $ 0

Outyear Budget Totals
  2008 2009 2010 2011
Planning & Design $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Operations & Maintenance $618,449 $654,456 $616,411 $612,691
Monitoring & Evaluation $146,914 $155,467 $178,458 $230,659
Total Outyear Budgets $765,363 $809,923 $794,869 $843,350

Cost sharing associated with this modification
Organization Item or Service Provided Amount ($) Cash or in-kind?

Section 9: Narrative, Maps and Project Documents
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 3. Current Status of Modification Request
Meeting Date Status Record Entry Date Decision Group Adjustment Category Urgency Status Budget Impact Reconsider Date
5/9/2007  5/2/2007  NA      Submitted  $ 0   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
5/9/2007  5/9/2007  BOG  Both  Not Urgent  Under BPA Review  $ 0  7/3/2007 
Decision Comments Next Steps
This request is a category 5.  Third quarter review. 
5/9/2007  8/17/2007  BPA  Both    BPA Approved  $ 0   
Decision Comments Next Steps
Budget increase for outyears only   

Part 3 of 3. Comments on this Modification Request
There are no comments on this proposed modification.