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Proposal 200102900: Ford Hatchery Operations & Maintenance

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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative
Section 2: Project Location
Section 3: Project Species
Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Section 5: Relationship to Other Projects
Section 6: Biological Objectives
Section 7: Work Elements
Section 8: Budget
Section 9: Project Future
Section 10: Documents
Part 2. Reviews
Part 1 of 2. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status Form Generator
July 14, 2006 Finalized Rich Watson

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 200102900
Proposal Name: Ford Hatchery Operations & Maintenance
BPA Project Manager: Gregory Baesler
Agency, Institution or Organization: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Short Description: To operate and maintain Ford Hatchery to enhance recreational and subsistence Kokanee Fisheries in Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake, and boltser put and take resident trout fishing lakes in region1.
Information Transfer:
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Rich Watson WDFW 2315 North Discovery Place
Spokane Valley, WA. 99216-1566
Ph: (509) 892-7862
Fax: (509) 921-2441
Email: watsorbw@dfw.wa.gov
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Ace Trump Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife P.O. Box 70
Ford, WA. 99013
Ph: (509) 258-4269
Fax: (509) 258-9510
Email: trumpatt@dfw.wa.gov
Technical Contact
Rich Watson WDFW 2315 North Discovery Place
Spokane Valley, WA. 99216-1566
Ph: (509) 892-7862
Fax: (509) 921-2441
Email: watsorbw@dfw.wa.gov
Project Lead

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Intermountain ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Columbia Upper ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
Ford Hatchery Stevens, Washington Columbia Upper No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Kokanee
Interior Redband Trout
Rainbow Trout

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Planted 423,685 kokanee @ 64.9 fpp into Banks Lake and transferred an additional 133,394 kokanee @ 72.0 fpp to Banks Lake Net Pens for over-wintering.
2004 Planted 486,058 kokanee @ 57.1 fpp into Banks Lake and transferred an additional 160,303 kokanee @ 63.6 fpp to Banks Lake Net Pens. Water improvement portion of the original proposal was completed with a well being installed and ready for use.
2003 Planted 419,898 kokanee @ 51.4fpp into Banks Lake and transfered an additional 128,759 kokanee @ 52.9 fpp to Banks Lake Net Pens. An additional 53,328 kokanee were transferred to net pens at Sherman Creek hatchery as part of an ongoing precocity study.
2002 Planted 639,063 kokanee @ 67.5fpp into Banks Lake. An additional 46,000 kokanee were transferred to net pens at Sherman Creek Hatchery in October as part of an ongoing precocity study to be released the following year.
2001 Planted 471,758 kokanee @ 72.0fpp into Banks Lake.

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
Other: WDFW [no entry] Colville Trout Hatchery (WDFW) Provide egg taking, incubation and early rearing of redband rainbows for stocking throught net pens on Lake Roosevelt.
BPA 199001800 Rainbow Tr Hab/Pass Impr Prog Habitat improvement in Lake Roosevelt tributaries for rainbow trout to enhance juvenile rearing and adult passage. Aim is to increase natural production.
BPA 199104600 Spokane Tribal (Galbr Sprgs) H Operated in conjunction with Sherman Creek Hatchery; serves as the primary egg incubation and rearing facility for the Lake Roosevelt kokanee and rainbow trout program. Ford Hatchery production will augment this program.
BPA 199104700 Sherman Creek Hatchery - O&M Operated in conjunction with Spokane Tribal Hatchery; serves as kokanee egg collection site and kokanee and rainbow trout fingerling/yearling rearing and acclimation facility. Ford Hatchery production will augment this project.
BPA 199404300 Lake Roosevelt Data Collection Monitors and evaluates hatchery stocking program harvest goals; effects of hatchery fish on Lake Roosevelt biota. Collects fisheries and limnological data for reservoir modeling. Will evaluate Ford Hatchery stocking in Lake Roosevelt.
BPA 199500900 Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout N Net Pens rear 500,000 rainbow trout fingerlings raised at Spokane Tribal & Sherman Creek Hatcheries. Releases into Lake Roosevelt after annual spring drawdown.
BPA 199501100 Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhanceme Monitors fish entrainment through Grand Coulee Dam and evaluates natural reproduction of wild kokanee stocks in Lake Roosevelt.
BPA 199502700 Lake Roosevelt Sturgeon Coordinate native/wild fish restoration and enhancement efforts with artificial production efforts for project area.
BPA 199700400 Resident Fish Above Chief Joe Information exchange/blocked area coordination. Creel data collected at Banks Lake to evaluate Ford Hatchery kokanee stocking will provide data for JSA.
BPA 200102800 Banks Lake Fishery Evaluation Monitors and evaluates Ford kokanee stocking into Banks Lake.
BPA 200204700 Artificial Production Review Participate and collaborate artificial production efforts with ongoing APR and future reform measures.
BPA 200205100 Sub Basin Planning Participate and provide information as needed for future program direction.
BPA 200300500 Hatchery & Genetics Mgmt Plan Develop and incorporate HGMP format and measures.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species Incorporate hatchery genetic management plan guidelines (appropriate stock selection, marking). Intermountain 2A1 (b,c,d), 2A2 (b,c,d,e), 2C1 (d,f) 34- 13,14,15
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish Artificially produce kokanee salmon and rainbow trout per State and Tribal management objectives currently at 3.3 million kokanee fry/fingerlings, 475,000 kokanee yearlings and 500,000 rainbow trout fingerlings annually for release into project area. Maintain and improve articial production programs/net pens. Use native redband stock where biologically prudent. Enhance white strugeon populations through artificial production. Intermountain 1A5, (a,b,c,d) 2A2, (b,c,d,e) 2C1/2C2, (a,b,c,d,f) 34- 7,13,14,15

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
01: Maintain Hatchery Hatchery Maintenance The Ford Hatchery will be maintained in a fully functional state by guidelines set by WDFW in concert with BPA. WDFW will keep the rearing vessels and equipment needed for kokanee production in a useable condition at all times. The facility will be kept in a functional state with attention to site appearance and grounds maintenance. Includes utilities for well operation. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $33,105
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

02: Produce Hatchery Fish Kokanee Incubate, hatch, rear and transfer to net pens and direct plant up to 700,000 kokanee to a release size of 60 fpp. for stocking into Banks Lake (11,666 lbs.) Fish incubation & rearing procedures will follow standard WDFW practices. Utility costs for otolith marking. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $229,792
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
* Production: # juveniles (presmolt) released from program: release up 700,000 kokanee juveniles.

03: Manage and Administer Projects Management and Administration Oversee fish production at Ford and interact with Sherman Creek & Spokane Tribal Hatchery managers to coordinate production and out plantings. Participate in local and regional processes associated with implementing the project and performing necessary objectives and tasks. Includes overhead charged by WDFW for outside funding sources. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $110,170
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

04: Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Maintain Permits WDFW will maintain National Discharge Permits at Ford Hatchery and all operations at Ford Hatchery will be conducted according to compliance. No cost to BPA. WDFW will obtain NEPA clearance and maintain all other neccesary permits. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $ 0
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

05: Maintain Fish Health Maintain Fish Health/Pathology Sampling Monitor fish health at Ford Hatchery. Produce healthy fish through effictive fish health & feeding program. Disease prevention and treatments are per WDFW policy. Ford is monitored by a WDFW pathologist to ensure that it conforms to WDFW fish health policy & guildlines. No cost to BPA. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $ 0
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

06: Coordination Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Coord. Team Meet monthly with Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Managers and semi-annually with Lake Roosevelt Hatchery Coordination Team to plan/coordinate hatchery operations. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $3,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

07: Produce Status Report Quarterly Reporting Produce: Monthly stock/plants reports (WDFW), quarterly/pices reports(BPA), monthly fiscal/billing reports (WDFW/BPA). 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $3,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

08: Produce Annual Report Development and Submission of Report Prepare and submit annual reports to both coordinate and share information/accomplishments with project co-managers and to fulfill contract obligations with BPA. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $3,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

09: Outreach and Education Outreach and Education The hatchery staff represents WDFW and BPA on the Lake Roosevelt project including school tours and community outreach. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $ 0
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel 1 Hatchery Specialist 2 annually, and Complex Manager for 2 months annually. $49,075 $51,530 $54,106
Fringe Benefits 1 Hatchery Specialist 2 annually, and Complex Manager for 2 months annually. $17,312 $18,178 $19,087
Other Utility costs for otolith marking with chillers and for operating well for incubation and rearing. $10,000 $10,500 $11,030
Supplies Includes fish food, costs associated with hauling fry/fingerlings for release, and misc. supplies associated with rearing fish and associated o&m. $20,167 $21,179 $22,240
Overhead In-direct rate charged by WDFW for all costs except fish food purchases and capitol equipment. $24,636 $25,867 $27,160
Totals $121,190 $127,254 $133,623

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$382,067
Total Work Element budget$382,067

Cost sharing
Funding Source or Organization Item or Service Provided FY 2007 Est Value ($) FY 2008 Est Value ($) FY 2009 Est Value ($) Cash or in-kind? Status
WDFW Fish health, fish transprort, coordination between agencies, and public outreach and education. $279,567 $293,546 $308,223 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $279,567 $293,546 $308,223

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$140,305 $147,325 Base FY'09 O&M costs plus 5% annual increase.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Continued O&M.
 
Termination Date Comments
N/A Artificial production to mitigate for fish/habitat loss in order to meet biological objectives.
 
Final Deliverables

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date
Fix-it Loop Documents
Documents Originally Submitted with this Proposal

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Expense
No changes were made to this proposal


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$121,190
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$127,254
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$133,623
Total NPCC Rec
$382,067
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: ISRP fund in part: funding continues but part of funding contingent on outcome of a workshop with the ISRP to address ISRP concerns.


NPCC Draft Funding Recommendations (September 15, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$121,190
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$127,254
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$133,623
Total NPCC Rec
$382,067
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
NPCC Comments:
NPCC Staff Comments: ISRP fund in part: funding continues but part of funding contingent on outcome of a workshop with the ISRP to address ISRP concerns.

Local or MSRT Comments: No change to proposed budget.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Final Review (August 31, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Fundable in part
Comments: The efforts to produce a viable hatchery-based kokanee program in Lake Roosevelt have not been successful so the ISRP recommends "Not Fundable" for projects or project elements directed to rearing and stocking for kokanee salmon in communities including walleye, bass (smallmouth or largemouth), northern pike, or lake trout unless populations of these predators can be reduced to and maintained at levels so low that they cannot control the abundance of kokanee salmon. Existing evidence, including results of Fish and Wildlife Program projects, does not show that kokanee populations can be successful under heavy predation.

Ford Hatchery production of kokanee for introduction into Banks Lake for use by the Banks Lake Fishery Evaluation Project is supported by reviewers as Fundable.

The continued redband and triploid rainbow production is also Fundable. The ISRP recommends that only female triploids be stocked, because male triploids (in mixed sex production lots) will engage in courtship behavior with native trout, possibly leading to gamete waste (from the native trout). The ISRP notes that standardized Quality Assurance/Quality Control protocols are not yet established for using sterile female triploids to provide recreational angling in waters inhabited by native trout. Large-scale production of triploid female rainbow trout is not 100% effective. Sponsors should have the production lots they stock evaluated for the percentage of triploids, and report this as part of the project monitoring. The efficacy of avoiding hybridization between stocked and native trout is unknown when less than 100% of the stocked fish are triploids. Ongoing evaluation of hybridization in contemporaneous native trout populations will be needed in the future. Stocking triploid females to provide recreational angling in regions with highly sensitive native populations is not yet justified. See Kozfkay, J. R., J. C. Dillon, and D. J. Schill. 2006. Routine use of sterile fish in salmonid sport fisheries: are we there yet? Fisheries 31(8):392 - 401.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Preliminary Review (June 2, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Fundable in part
Comments: The efforts to produce a viable hatchery-based kokanee program in Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake have not been successful so the ISRP recommends "not fundable" for projects or project elements directed to rearing and stocking, or habitat enhancement, for kokanee salmon in communities including walleye, bass (smallmouth or largemouth), northern pike, or lake trout unless populations of these predators can be reduced to and maintained at levels so low that they cannot control the abundance of kokanee salmon. Existing evidence, including results of Fish and Wildlife Program projects, does not show that kokanee populations can be successful under heavy predation.

The proposal is fundable in part for the continued redband and triploid rainbow production only.

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