Within-Year Modification Request Form for FY 2007

 
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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
June 26, 2007 Finalized July 3, 2007

Modification Type: FY 2007 Within-Year Ongoing
BPA Project Number: 199506325
BPA Project Name: YKFP Monitoring and Evaluation
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Patty Smith
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Yakama Nation
Funding Type: expense
Project Leader: Melvin Sampson
Province: None Selected
Subbasin: None Selected
 
Contact Person
First Name: Mark
Last Name Johnston
Address: P.O. Box 151
City, State Zip: Toppenish, Wa. 98948
Phone: (509)945-1133
Fax: (509)865-6293
Email: markj@yakama.com

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
Name Melvin Sampson Name Adrienne Wilson
Address: P.O. box 151 Address: P.O. box 151
City, State Zip: toppenish, wa. 98948 City, State Zip: toppenish, wa. 98948
Phone: (509) 865-5121 ext.6303 Phone: (509) 865-5121 ext.6306
Fax: (509) 865-6293 Fax: (509) 865-6293
Email: mel@yakama.com Email: adrienne@yakama.com
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: This is an emergency with-in year request for addition funds to repair a break in the in-flow pipe to the spawning channel. The spawning channel was built to evaluate one component of many that exist in the YKFP M&E plan. It is designed to evaluate spawning behavior and success of multiple generation hatchery returns vs one generation returns. This experiment was perpetuated and requested by ISRP and approved by CBFWA as a long term study. The YKFP was designed as a long term evaluation to determine all of the impacts (good or bad) supplementation might have within the yakima river basins ecosystem as a whole. To reduce existing scope of the project would jeopardize the our data sets and the ability to monitor suttle changes over time.
Deferral of existing work elements to later date: The YKFP M&E is a monitoring and evaluation program set up to determine impacts of supplentation. All of this monitoring is on anadromous fish that spwan and then die. If the work is deffered the information/data will be lost.

Section 2b: Description (Location Information)
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Location Description
Cle Elum Supplementation and Research Facility, Cle Elum Washington

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? Yes
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
Collect/Generate/Validate field and lab data Yakama Nation Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation in the Yakima River Basin

Proposed action to achieve the objective(s) One of the major questions being raised about salmonid restoration and supplementation programs is whether hatchery produced adults can successfully reproduce under wild conditions. This task is designed to directly investigate and answer that question. Additional Information: Latest Possible Operation Date: Adult salmon will be placed into the artificial stream located on the grounds of the CESRF on the 12th of September 2007. We typically start running water through the stream 24 hrs prior to fish introduction. Consequently we would want to start flows into the stream on the afternoon of the 11th of September 2007. Research Activities: We have been comparing hatchery and wild fish reproductive success in the artificial spawning channel since 2001. In 2006, our work focused on determining if second generation hatchery adults are less effective at producing offspring when they are allowed to spawn naturally than first-generation hatchery fish. Adult fish of both types have been put into the separate sections of the artificial stream where they were allowed to spawn. The number of fry each group produced was determined. Any differences we detect between the productivity of these fish based on their origin can be attributed to genetic change caused by inadvertent domestication. Determining how effective hatchery fish are at reproducing under natural conditions is extremely important because of the conservation role that many hatcheries in the Columbia Basin and elsewhere are now playing. Knowing this information will help managers decide how best to employ hatcheries to recover listed or depressed populations of salmon. If we are unable to carry this work out in 2007, it will reduce our ability to evaluate second generation hatchery effects by 25% (one out of the four possible years that evaluations can be conducted).

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

Explain: This is one of the key questions being asked about hatchery and supplementation projects. Can hatchery fish perform at the same level as wild?

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
Emergency Repairs Repair existing pipes to spawning channel. This will allow YKFP to evaluate hatchery/wild spring chinook reproductive success and redd characteristics.

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
1997-013-25 YKFP O&M Upper Yakima Supplementation Complex The spawning channel is located at the Cle Elum complex and all fish used in the experiments come from there. The overall evaluation of spawning success will be used for modifying current rearing techniques if warranted.

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

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?
Emergency Repairs Remove or Relocate Non-predaceous Animals Yakama Nation Production monitoring and evaluation in the yakima river basin This request is for an emergency repairs to the pipe for the spawning channel to perform the afformentioned tasks. Use/develope methods of detecting indices of increasing natural production, as well a methods of detecting realized increase in natural production with statistical power. R, M, and E focal area hatchery. Primary R,M, &E action effectiveness research, Secondary R,M & E uncertainies research 1 month $200,000 Yes
Emergency Repairs Install Pipeline [Not Entered] $ 0 Yes

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?

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

Outyear totals
Operations & Maintenance

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?

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

Outyear totals
Monitoring & Evaluation

Section 8: Total Budget Modification Request

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2008 Cost
Other emergency repair to spawning channel pipe $200,000

Total Estimated Budget Modification
Total FY 2008 budget modification $200,000
Total FY 2008 budget for this project, including modification request $4,300,251

Outyear Budget Totals
Not applicable

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

Section 9: Narrative, Maps and Project Documents
No documents are associated with this request

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
7/3/2007  6/26/2007  NA      Submitted  $200,000   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
7/3/2007  7/3/2007  BOG  Budget  Urgent  Under BPA Review  $200,000   
Decision Comments Next Steps
This request would be category 3b2 due to loss of M&E data.  BPA review. 
7/3/2007  7/18/2007  BPA  Budget    BPA Approved  $180,000   
Decision Comments Next Steps
The request was reviewed by BOG Management Group and has been approved to not exceed $180,000.   

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