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Proposal 199800702: Gd Ronde Supp Lostine O&M/M&E

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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
Finalized Peter Cleary

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199800702
Proposal Name: Gd Ronde Supp Lostine O&M/M&E
BPA Project Manager: Kenneth Kirkman
Agency, Institution or Organization: Nez Perce Tribe Dept. Fisheries Resource Management Watershed Division
Short Description: Supplementation and concurrent monitoring and evaluation of Lostine River spring Chinook salmon are accomplished by this project. O&M activities acclimate smolts, trap adults, and spawn adults. M&E provides abundance and life history performance measures.
Information Transfer: Results are provided to co-managers at Grande Ronde Techinical Oversite Team meetings on a monthly basis. Weekly updates for the catch of Chinook salmon, steelhead, and bull trout at the weir are distributed to co-managers from May 1 to October 1. Weekly reports allow co-managers to discuss current weir management policies and adjust the policies if needed. Analysis of data by brood year, origin, and performance factors are provided in annual reports. The Department takes seriously the need to make primary data and meta data available within the region (ISRP 2005). This project will result in the collection of extremely valuable data given society’s monetary investment and the important management questions to be answered. Hence, the volume and complexity of information gathered through the monitoring and evaluation activities will need to be compiled and organized in a systematic manner. It will involve archiving monitoring data, integrating data from different co-manager M&E activities, and making the data accessible in local and regional databases. For these reasons it is imperative that data management receive careful attention. In addition to annual reports posted to the BPA website, we will utilize project specific and region-wide databases that have been developed to centralize data associated with widely used data collection activities and standardized performance measures. The Nez Perce Tribe website (www.nezperce.org/~dfrm/research) will house a standardized database for primary data, description of meta-data, and summary/annual reports related to this project. Appropriate components of program data and results will be provided to the following websites: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), including: PIT Tag Information System (PTAGIS), and the Regional Mark Information System (RMIS); StreamNet, CSMEP, and Northwest Environmental Data Network (NED; when functional). The Tribe currently is coordinating with the Columbia River InterTribal Fish Commission to seek additional Streamnet funds which would be dedicated for the Nez Perce Tribe to make project data more readily available.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Peter Cleary Nez Perce Tribe 612 SW 2nd St.
Enterprise OR 97828
Ph: 541.426.4266
Fax: 541.426.2096
Email: peterc@nezperce.org
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Peter Cleary Nez Perce Tribe 612 SW 2nd St.
Enterprise OR 97828
Ph: 541.426.4266
Fax: 541.426.2096
Email: peterc@nezperce.org
Form Submitter
Arleen Henry Nez Perce Tribe PO Box 365
Lapwai, ID 83540
Ph: 208-843-7317
Fax: 208-843-7319
Email: arleenh@nezperce.org
Administrative Contact
NPT Finance Department accountant
Jay Hesse Nez Perce Tribe PO Box 365
Lapwai, ID, 83540
Ph: 208.843.7145
Fax: 208.843.9184
Email: jayh@nezperce.org
Supervisor
Becky Johnson Nez Perce Tribe P.O. Box 365
Lapwai, ID 83540
Ph: 208.843.7320
Fax: ..
Email: beckyj@nezperce.org
Supervisor
Rick Zollman Nez Perce Tribe 612 S.W. 2cd ST
Enterprise, OR 97828
Ph: 541.426.2003
Fax: 541.426.2096
Email: rickz@nezperce.org
Project Lead

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Blue Mountain ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Grande Ronde ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
45.760 117.811 Lookingglass Creek Lookingglass Fish Hatchery Union, Oregon Grande Ronde No
45.297 117.399 Lostine River Furthest upstream location for spawning ground surveys in the Lostine River (~RKM 43.2) Wallowa, Oregon Grande Ronde No
45.425 117.444 Lostine River Lostine River Acclimation Facility located between RKM 17.8 and 22.6. Wallowa, Oregon Grande Ronde No
45.535 117.451 Lostine River Lostine River Weir located at RKM 1. Wallowa, Oregon Grande Ronde Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Chinook Snake River Spring/Summer ESU
Bull Trout
Steelhead Snake River ESU

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 AOP/TOT, budget, acclimated fish (164,779), M&E aided screw trapping, operated adult facility May-Oct. (824 adults), transported adults, spawned adults, attained eggs, redd counts, PIT tagged (14,466), hat. pre-release, data sharing, performance measures
2004 AOP/TOT, budget, acclimated fish (250,251), M&E aided screw trapping, operated adult facility May-Oct. (1,091 adults), transported adults, spawned adults, attained eggs, redd counts, PIT tagged (15,900), hatchery pre-release, data sharing, SQL development
2003 AOP/TOT, budget, acclimated fish (242,776), M&E aided screw trapping, operated adult facility May-Oct. (464 adults), transported adults, spawned adults, attained eggs, aid redd counts, PIT tagged (15,817), hatchery pre-release, data sharing.
2002 AOP/TOT, budget, acclimated fish (109,015), M&E aided screw trapping, operated adult facility May-Oct. (543 adults), transported adults, spawned adults, attained eggs, aid redd counts, PIT tagged (15,985), hatchery pre-release, data sharing
2001 AOP/TOT, budget, acclimated fish (133,982), M&E aided screw trapping, install panel weir, operate adult facility May-Oct. (443 adults), transported adults, spawned adults, attained eggs, redd counts, PIT tagged (7,885), hatchery pre-release, data sharing
2000 AOP/TOT, budget, acclimated fish (34,977), M&E aided screw trapping, operate adult facility May-Oct. (91 adults), transported adults, spawned adults, attained conventional egg source, aid redd counts, PIT tagged (7,921), hatchery pre-release, data sharing
1999 Coord. in AOP/TOT, BPA budget, acclimation final construct, acclimated fish (11,738), M&E aided screw trapping, operate adult facility May-Oct. (12 adults), aid redd counts, PIT tagged (4,958), hatchery pre-release, data sharing.
1998 Coord. in AOP/TOT, BPA budget, NPPC approval, M&E project staffed, acclimation facility plan/construct, conducted weir impact surveys, operate adult facility June-Oct. (23 adults), aid redd counts, PIT tagged (4,958), hatchery pre-release, data sharing.
1997 Coordination in AOP/TOT, BPA budget, completed NEPA, landowner agreements attained, adult facility planning/construction, operated adult facility July-Oct. (27 adults trapped), transported adults, spawned adults, attained egg source, data sharing

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
BPA 198805301 Ne Or Hatchery Master Plan - N Coordination occurs between projects through the implementation of the draft monitoring and evaluation plan developed by the program for supplementation in Northeast Oregon, and planning for future implementation of future monitoring and evaluation of supplementation, and adaptive management approaches.
BPA 198805305 Ne Ore Outplntg Facilities Mst BPA project 8805305 funds ODFW participation in the master planning and design process to develop new and updated hatchery facilities for Grande Ronde spring Chinook. This project also funds operation of Lookingglass Hatchery for captive and conventional chinook salmon produced in the Grande Ronde program.
BPA 198909600 Genetic M&E Prog For Sal/Steel An objective of this NOAA study determines the relative reproductive success of captive progeny, conventional hatchery Chinook salmon, and natural origin Chinook salmon spawners. Genetic samples will continue to be collected at the Lostine River weir by NPT and provided to NOAA Fisheries for a pedigree analysis. The data will help determine if supplementation provides a net benefit for species recovery.
BPA 199202601 Grand Ronde Model Watershed BPA project 9402700 is responsible for coordinating water quality monitoring and habitat enhancement projects in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha subbasins. These efforts are expected to assist recovery actions implemented by this project. Water temperature data collected by the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Foundation is utilized by this project for correlating adult arrival timing to temperature at the Lostine River weir.
BPA 199202604 Life Studies of Spring Chinook BPA project 9202604 is funded to establish baseline life history information on Grande Ronde River spring Chinook salmon. A juvenile screw trap is operated downstream of the Lostine River Acclimation Facility through project 9202604. Information collected provides information to the M&E component of this project to evaluate the success of the Lostine supplementation program. There is a high level of coordination between project 9800702 and project 9202604. This project provides daily communication of fish leaving the acclimation facility as well as additional equipment and backup staff to operate the screw trap during times of mass emigration of hatchery fish.
BPA 199703800 Listed Stock Chinook Salmon Ga BPA project 9803800 funds the collection, cryopreservation, and storage of male chinook semen collected from the Lostine River both on the spawning grounds and in the hatchery. This is a conservation measure taken by NPT.
BPA 199801006 Captive Broodstock Artificial Progeny from this NPT program are acclimated and released volitionally at the Lostine River. Juvenile are evaluated during pre-release sampling at Lookingglass Hatchery and survival is estimated to Lower Granite Dam. Adult returns from the captive broodstock program are categorized separately from adult returns from the conventional program to allow for an evaluation of supplementation by rearing program.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Acclimate and Release Juvenile Chinook Salmon Protocols for operation of the Lostine River acclimation facility follows basic juvenile acclimation procedures consistent with IHOT guidelines (1995) and the LSRCP Annual Operating Plan. Work Elements under this strategy are WE 56, WE 61, WE 141, WE 132, and WE 165. Coordination work elements that make this effort successful are WE 118, WE 174, WE 61, and WE 119. Grande Ronde These objectives are consistent with Grande Ronde Subbasin Plan Supplement Objective 1A and Objective 2B: Increase anadromous fish productivity and production, as well as life stage-specific survival through artificial production. 31
Collect and Archive Genetic Samples Genetic tissue is collected as a result of opercle punches applied in Objective 2 for WE 157. The Lostine River M&E is responsible for archiving samples, sharing samples with NOAA fisheries for pedigree analysis study (BPA project number 1989-0960-00), and contracting further genetic diversity analysis with CRITFC. The CRITFC analysis is attempting to answer three questions by amplifying microsatellite loci and genotyping: 1) Are there significant temporal (year-to-year) genetic variation in Lostine Chinook population? 2) Are there significant genetic differences between early and late run Chinook (i.e. June/July versus August/September) in the Lostine River? And 3) are there significant genetic differences between hatchery and natural Chinook in the Lostine River? Grande Ronde RM&E Priority 2; it’s necessary to determine if supplementation results in viable offspring with the same reproductive success as natural fish. Collection of genetic samples is needed to ensure the genetic integrity of population (Objective 2A). 31
Collect and Spawn Adult Broodstock Protocols for operation of the Lostine River trapping facility follow basic adult trapping and handling procedures consistent with IHOT guidelines (1995) and the LSRCP Annual Operating Plan. Adult Chinook are either released above the Lostine weir to spawn naturally, outplanted to adjacent Wallowa River underutilized habitat, or retention of broodstock to hatchery facilities. During August and September during low flow conditions fish are transported by this project around a dewatered section of the Lostine River and released in habitat with adequate water. Adults selected for broodstock are transferred to a transportation vehicle and transported to Lookingglass Hatchery. Adults for natural spawning will be released upstream of the weir following recovery from anesthetic. Only a portion of adults of natural or conventional hatchery origin from across the run will be retained for broodstock. All captive broodstock origin adults will be released to spawn naturally. The level of take or number of adults necessary to implement the conventional production component is based on a sliding scale developed by the co-managers (BIA 1998) and permitted by NMFS ESA Section 10 permit. Adult collection, transportation, and holding details are worked out annually by co-managers through the Annual Operation Plan process. Work Elements under this strategy are WE 61, WE 70, WE 66, WE 99, WE 141, WE 32, and WE 165. Coordination work elements that make these efforts successful are WE 118, WE 174, and WE 119. Currently long term holding and spawning of all collected Lostine River adults occurs at Lookingglass Fish Hatchery. This project provides fish culturist for sorting, spawning, and fertilizing gametes produced from conventional Lostine River broodstock. Following construction of the Lostine Hatchery (NEOH), adult through resultant juvenile production will occur in the Lostine River drainage. Work element under this strategy is WE 64 (spawning fish). Grande Ronde Artificial production is used in the Grande Ronde Subbasin Plan Supplement to address out of subbasin issues as specified by Objective 2B and transportation of adult fish to suitable spawning habitat is consistent with Objective 3A. 31-33
Coordination of Data Collection for M&E Coordination of the collection of data with co-managers and providing current data summaries for adaptive management are accomplished underneath this objective. Work Elements lumped under this objective are Coordinate Monitoring and Evaluation Activities with State, Federal, and Tribal Agencies (WE 118), Manage and Administer the Project Contract (WE 119), Prepare and Submit an Annual Report to BPA (WE 132), Provide BPA with Written Quarterly Status Reports (WE 141), Submit Data to PTAGIS (WE 159), Manage and Maintain a SQL 2000 Database Structure for Archiving Collected Data (WE 160), and Ensure Environmental Compliance Requirements Have Been Met (WE 165). Grande Ronde Grande Ronde Subbasin Priority 2 & 3 for RM&E are addressed by this objective. The projects objective also addresses Problem 8 and provides implementation of Objective 8A in Table 5-1 of the Grande Ronde Subbasin Plan Supplement (p. 31). 31
Coordination of Project Admin. and Maint. (O&M) This project provides multiple tours of the facilities for many different fisheries organizations, public groups, and schools. The coordination and administration is addressed through many meetings, conference calls and reports that occur throughout the year. Public outreach and education, coordination and administration occurring through this project are covered by WE 99, WE 118, WE 174, WE 141, WE 132, WE 165, WE 119. Maintenance for the Lostine River Acclimation Facility, Lostine River Weir, project vehicles, and equipment are accomplished under WE 61. Grande Ronde These objectives are consistent with Grande Ronde Subbasin Plan Supplement Objective 1A and Objective 2B: Increase anadromous fish productivity and production, as well as life stage-specific survival through artificial production. 31-33
Determine Life History Performance Measures This objective determines if differences exist between natural and hatchery Chinook salmon life histories. It is necessary to compare life histories of natural and hatchery Chinook salmon because of the critical uncertainties surrounding supplementation. The following life history performance measures listed in the draft NEOH M&E plan (Hesse et al. 2004) for natural and hatchery chinook salmon will be compared: age class structure, age at return, age at emigration, size at return, size at emigration, condition of juvenile at emigration, adult spawner sex ratio, adult run timing, spawn timing, and juvenile emigration timing. Grande Ronde Grande Ronde Subbasin Priority 3 for RM&E is to implement M&E plans of the subbasin. The performance measures produced by this objective are the same as for the subbasin M&E plan and estimation of survival is relevent to subbasin Objective 2B. 31
Determine Spawner Distribution If hatchery fish are to help fill vacant habitat for natural production, spawning should be dispersed throughout available habitat. Reaches where fish choose to spawn may be related to time of arrival, temperature, substrate size, etc. with later maturing fish tending to spawn further downstream. Determining the distribution of spawners in the Lostine River will help management understand what effects supplementation or habitat improvements may have had on spawner distribution. Grande Ronde Relevant to subbasin Priority 2 for RM&E because the data allows for an evaluation of supplementation and it provides data to evaluate if work performed for subbasin Objective 3A resulted in use of the habitat for spawning. 31
Determine Total Escapement The objective is to determine total escapement of natural and hatchery Chinook salmon to the Lostine River. WE 157, titled ‘Collect Data for Monitoring and Evaluating Adult Chinook Salmon provides the data for this objective. Analysis of the data is accomplished in WE 162, titled ‘Prepare Data for Presentation in Technical Reports and Management Forums.’ The Lostine River weir provides the method of capture and fish passed upstream are marked and later identified during spawning ground surveys. Grande Ronde The objective is relevant to RM&E Priority 1. It also is relevant to Objective 1A (Grande Ronde Subbasin Plan Supplement) because escapement estimates are nessisary to determine if the escapement goals have been met. 31
Determine Water Temperature of Spawning Habitat This objective determines if water temperatures in the upper spawning section of the Lostine River between rkm 40 and 43 significantly differ from the spawning index area between rkm 18 to 23, and lower spawning section between rkm 0 to rkm 4. Water temperatures between rkm 18 and 23 are currently being collected by the Grande Ronde Model Watershed program. The data will be useful for understanding differences in spawner distribution and potential productivity in reaches of the Lostine River. Grande Ronde Relevant to Priority 2 for RM&E and Subbasin Objective 5A. If excess water temperatures are suspected to limit salmonid distribution then collection of temperature data should coincide with spatial collection of spawner distribution data. 31
Document Steelhead & Bull Trout Status The objective is to determine if the weir impacts steelhead or bull trout populations. A concern co-managers had when the Lostine O&M program began was that a weir in the Lostine River would impede migration of bull trout and steelhead populations. Captures of steelhead and bull trout at the Lostine River weir provide an index of the status of the populations. Grande Ronde Population status monitoring is relevant to Priority 1 for RM&E. It is also relevant to Subbasin Objective 10D because the data improves information concerning the distribution and status of bull trout in the Grande Ronde Subbasin. 31

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Assist BPA NEPA Group in Obtaining Permits Provide BPA with necessary information to fulfill permitting requirements to authorize operation of Lostine River acclimation and adult facilities. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $9,737
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Project Admin. and Maint. (O&M)
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Ensure Environmental Compliance Requirements Have Been Met for M&E Verify that work elements 157 and 158 are authorized under ESA Section 10 permits maintained by the Nez Perce Tribe and Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife before implementing field work activities. Work includes providing documentation of past activities and compliance and summaries of current activities to demonstrate environmental compliance. 1/3/2007 12/31/2009 $7,774
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Data Collection for M&E
No Metrics for this Work Element

Acclimate Juvenile Fish Acclimate and Release Spring Chinook smolts from Lostine River Acclimation Facility Provide acclimation at Lostine River acclimation facility (RM 10) and release Lostine River derived smolts at facility (RM 10) in native waters. (Program is for 250,000 smolts). 2/15/2007 4/30/2009 $324,845
Biological Objectives Metrics
Acclimate and Release Juvenile Chinook Salmon
* Purpose of production program: Supplementation
* # of fish released: 250,000 yearling smolts

Maintain Hatchery Lostine River O&M Facility Maintenance Maintain, repair, improve and secure facilities and equipment of Lostine River acclimation and adult facilities. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $91,250
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Project Admin. and Maint. (O&M)
No Metrics for this Work Element

Spawn Fish Lookingglass Hatchery Adult Spring/Summer Chinook Care and Spawning Provide assistance with care of Lostine River adults, spawning, incubation, and rearing of progeny (180 adults for Lostine River program) at Lookingglass Hatchery or other facilities (Irrigon, Oxbow, Bonneville). 8/1/2007 9/30/2009 $39,069
Biological Objectives Metrics
Collect and Spawn Adult Broodstock
* Purpose of production program: Supplementation
* # of Female non-clip (natural origin) fish: up to 50% or 51 females

Trap/Collect/Hold/Transport Fish - Hatchery Collect Spring/Summer Chinook at Lostine River Adult Facility Collect 180 Native/Conventional Lostine River Adult Spring/Summer Chinook For Lostine River Program Egg Source at Lostine River Adult Facility (RM 1). 4/15/2007 10/31/2009 $520,121
Biological Objectives Metrics
Collect and Spawn Adult Broodstock
* Purpose of production program: Suplementation, Harvest

Coordination Coordinate Monitoring and Evaluation Activities with State, Federal, and Tribal Agencies Meet with state, federal, and tribal agencies to coordinate annual data collection needs and activities 1/1/2007 12/1/2009 $31,694
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Data Collection for M&E
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Lostine River O&M Project Coordination Project coordination with all cooperators. (ODFW (fish production), CTUIR (information chain), USFWS (fish production), NOAA/NMFS (Chinook smolt releases), Coleman property owners (acclimation), Wolfe property owners (adult collection), Becker Construction (water delivery installation). 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $19,646
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Project Admin. and Maint. (O&M)
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage and Administer Project Prepare a Statement of Work for contract year that identifies research objectives and tasks. Identify and outline methods to abide by tribal policies and procedures as required for project operational, safety, personnel, finance, and administrative actions. The first draft will be available for technical review beginning 15 September, 2006, and will be submitted to BPA by 1 October, 2006. Also prepare a budget for contracts, and providing BPA with budget accruals and invoicing estimates as requested. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $16,228
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Project Admin. and Maint. (O&M)
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage and Administer the Project Contract Complete tasks necessary for obtaining contract funding and trackin project expenditures. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $54,417
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Data Collection for M&E
No Metrics for this Work Element

Outreach and Education Educational Tours Of Lostine River Facilities. Provide onsite tours of facilities associated with the Lostine River Spring/Summer Chinook Program 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $6,491
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Project Admin. and Maint. (O&M)
* # of students reached: 1 Tour, 12-24 Students Annually

Produce Plan Develop Annual Operation Plan For Northeast Oregon Region Coordinate Annual Operations for Operations in Northeast Oregon 1/1/2007 2/28/2009 $6,567
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Project Admin. and Maint. (O&M)
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Grande Ronde Supplementation - Lostine River Spring/Summer Chinook Reporting Submit a final operational report of all project activities. For this project the Annual Report has and will continue to be fulfilled by the ESA Annual Report. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $9,737
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Project Admin. and Maint. (O&M)
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Prepare and Submit an Annual Report to BPA An annual report summarizing the project's methodology and results for 2007 and each contract year thereafter will be produced. The results will be described in terms of the performance measures described in the Northeast Oregon Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation Plan. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $101,059
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Data Collection for M&E
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Produce Quarterly M&E Status Reports A quarterly report will be prepared fifteen days following the calendar year of each quarter that summarizes accomplished milestones, and results from data sets associated with individual milestones. Quarterly reports will be include the PISCES status reports. The report will be limited to five pages and the content and format will follow the past format used by BPA contract 00004219 unless otherwise specified by BPA. 3/15/2007 1/15/2010 $38,869
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Data Collection for M&E
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Status Reports Prepare quarterly status progress reports against each milestone, indicating whether the milestone is green, yellow, or red. Reports will be submitted via Pisces. 3/15/2007 1/15/2010 $9,737
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Project Admin. and Maint. (O&M)
No Metrics for this Work Element

Analyze/Interpret Data Prepare Data for Presentation in Technical Reports and Management Forums Estimates and data summaries will be prepared from data collected. The estimates and data summaries will be presented in the annual reports to BPA with an interpretation of the results. All estimates produced for survival will be presented with 95% C.I. Any statistical comparisons will be considered significant at p<0.05. 2/1/2007 12/1/2009 $155,476
Biological Objectives Metrics
Collect and Archive Genetic Samples
Coordination of Data Collection for M&E
Determine Life History Performance Measures
Determine Spawner Distribution
Determine Total Escapement
Determine Water Temperature of Spawning Habitat
Document Steelhead & Bull Trout Status
Primary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties Research, Status and Trend M&E

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect Data for Monitoring and Evaluating Adult Chinook Salmon The protocols for handling captured Lostine River Chinook salmon is specified in the AOP agreed to with the co-managers. In additon to the AOP requirements, ESA permitting requires NPT to monitor the movement of Chinook salmon past the weir. NPT monitors the movement of Chinook salmon past the weir by conducting bank surveys twice a week. Surveyers walk approximately 400 yrds upstream and downstream of the Lostine River weir and make visual observations of Chinook salmon and record observations in a notebook. Adult data is collected at the weir from the first week of May to October 1 for the weekly report. The Lostine River M&E project leader also works cooperatively with ODFW to conduct spawning ground surveys in the Grande Ronde subbasin to gather data for trend analysis of the Lostine River Chinook salmon population and collect carcass data for estimating escapement and spawner distribution. 5/1/2007 10/1/2009 $194,345
Biological Objectives Metrics
Collect and Archive Genetic Samples
Coordination of Data Collection for M&E
Determine Life History Performance Measures
Determine Spawner Distribution
Determine Total Escapement
Determine Water Temperature of Spawning Habitat
Document Steelhead & Bull Trout Status
Primary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties Research, Status and Trend M&E

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect Data for Monitoring and Evaluating Juvenile Spring Chinook Salmon This work element covers all M&E activities that monitor the production and release of Lostine River Chinook salmon. The first set of data collected for Lostine River Chinook salmon will occur during the pre-release sampling conducted in February. Each raceway of Lostine River Chinook salmon at Lookingglass hatchery will be sampled. A total of 50 from each raceway will be sampled for length and weight for estimating condition factors. An additional 100 lengths from each raceway are collected to estimate fork length distribution. And fin clip, coded wire tag, and VIE tag retention will be checked on a sample of 500 fish per raceway. 1/1/2007 12/1/2009 $93,286
Biological Objectives Metrics
Determine Life History Performance Measures
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring

Create/Manage/Maintain Database Manage and Maintain a Database for Archiving Collected Data Append collected data entered at the weir in work element 157 to a database that contains project data (1997 to current) and allows NPT Research and Production Personnel access to validated historic and current data. 5/1/2007 12/20/2009 $38,869
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Data Collection for M&E
No Metrics for this Work Element

Install Fish Monitoring Equipment Lostine River Adult Monitoring and Evaluation Install Weir and Trap for Spring/Summer Chinook salmon in Lostine River (RM 1). 4/15/2007 10/15/2009 $39,270
Biological Objectives Metrics
Collect and Spawn Adult Broodstock
No Metrics for this Work Element

Mark/Tag Animals PIT Tag Lostine River Hatchery Spring Chinook Salmon PIT tag a total of 8,000 hatchery spring Chinook salmon from the Lostine River O&M conventional program for survival and arrival timing estimates to Lower Granite Dam, and to evaluate adult returns of hatchery Chinook salmon. 9/25/2007 11/11/2009 $72,761
Biological Objectives Metrics
Determine Life History Performance Measures
Primary R, M, and E Type: Project Implimentation/Compliance Monitoring

Submit/Acquire Data Submit Data to PTAGIS Submit PIT tag and interrogation files created by the project to PTAGIS. 3/1/2007 4/20/2009 $38,869
Biological Objectives Metrics
Coordination of Data Collection for M&E
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel M&E (3 FTE and Admin. Support) $115,168 $118,623 $122,182
Fringe Benefits M&E (includes 18.67% for Workers Comp.) $55,008 $56,658 $58,358
Travel M&E $1,606 $1,654 $1,704
Supplies M&E (includes vehicle expenses) $13,816 $13,612 $14,021
Overhead M&E Indirect rate of 29.65% $55,030 $56,497 $58,192
Other M&E Sub Contracts (Genetic Analysis, Remote Air Travel) $11,950 $11,950 $11,950
Capital Equipment M&E PIT Tags (supplied by BPA) $16,480 $16,480 $16,480
Personnel O&M (2.7 FTE and Admin. Support) $132,269 $136,237 $140,509
Fringe Benefits O&M (includes 18.67% for Workers Comp.) $73,521 $75,726 $77,998
Travel O&M (Field per diem only) $3,230 $3,327 $3,427
Supplies O&M (includes vehicle expenses) $28,191 $29,037 $29,908
Overhead O&M Indirect rate of 29.65% $70,309 $72,418 $74,591
Other O&M Subcontract for acclimation pumps $46,000 $48,000 $48,000
Totals $622,578 $640,219 $657,320

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$1,920,117
Total Work Element budget$1,920,117

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
NRAC (Title II Funds) Personnel for Bull Trout Surveys $11,000 $11,329 $11,669 Cash Under Development
Totals $11,000 $11,329 $11,669

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$676,849 $697,156 O&M and M&E Outyear Funding Needs
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Project proponents are planning that Lostine River Hatchery will be constructed under the NEOH project (198805301) in 2006-2009 and that beginning in 2010 O&M and M&E costs for the activities under this project will be incorporated in the hatchery O&M and M&E.
 
Termination Date Comments
ongoing or 2010 Project proponents anticipate that the Lostine River Hatchery will be constructed under the NEOH project (198805301) in 2006-2009 and that beginning in 2010 O&M and M&E costs for the activities under this project will be incorporated in the hatchery O&M and M&E.
 
Final Deliverables
The 2009 annual ESA report.

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
Location:
Province: No Change
Subbasin: No Change
Primary Focal Species
No Change
ARG Comments: [none]


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$602,457
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$602,457
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$282,887
Total NPCC Rec
$1,487,801
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: See discussion of Programmatc Issue: supplementation m&e. The NEOH Lostine component will not be complete by 2008. Thus, this budget would increase from proposed in 2008 because of lack of hatchery completion and this project accommodating both O&M and M&E.


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$602,457
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$602,457
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$282,887
Total NPCC Rec
$1,487,801
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: See discussion of supplementation m&e in decision memo.

Local or MSRT Comments: OSPIT notes the presumption that the NEOH Lostine component will not be complete by 2008. Thus, this budget would increase from proposed in 2008 because of lack of hatchery completion and this project accommodating both O&M and M&E. Within year budget m


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

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
Comments: See ISRP comments on the set of NEOH projects under proposal 198805301.

This project conducts supplementation of Lostine River spring Chinook salmon toward avoiding extinction of this much-reduced stock and, in the longer term, achieving its recovery. It is one of several projects that compose the Grande Ronde Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Program (GRESCSP). This project operates a smolt acclimation facility and an adult trapping station on the Lostine River tributary of the Grand Ronde River. Adults are spawned at the station; the fertilized eggs are then transferred to hatcheries elsewhere for raising until the young are brought back to the Lostine smolt acclimation site. The project monitors and evaluates the results in terms of population abundance and life history performance. There will be side benefits to other species such as steelhead via monitoring at weirs.

The proposal makes a strong case for continuation and funding as part of the GRESCSP. The authors are to be complimented on a clear, well-organized presentation that is thorough in most details. The project’s biological objects are truly stated as biological objectives. Much of this proposal could serve as an example for other projects’ proposals.

Project history and summary results to date are well presented, but future proposals for this project need to show more results in terms of return rates. There is no evidence so far that benefit from supplementation is occurring. The proposal gives well-warranted recognition that long-term prospects for the population depend on the remediation of habitat problems by related projects in the watershed.

Biological objectives are described with well-articulated and designed hypotheses to permit robust adaptive management. It would be logical to add an objective of terminating the project when M&E determines either that it is not working or that the target population recovers. A response was needed describing such a decision tree.

The sponsors responded well to most of the few questions that the ISRP had relating to this strong proposal. They reiterated the nature of the hypotheses and biological metrics.

The Fundable (Qualified) recommendation is for two reasons:

(1) Scientific justification for the project depends on the funding of the M&E proposal 200713200.

(2) In its initial review, the ISRP requested a decision tree, which would describe a path of adaptive management. For each of the project’s eight management objectives, the sponsors responded with a list of hypotheses or criteria, which they term “management assumptions.” They regard the resultant outline a “decision framework” for guiding the decision process of NEOH adaptive management. The array is based on the NEOH M&E Conceptual Plan (Hesse and Harbeck 2000). In addition to this framework of assumptions, a decision tree would require statements of reasonably foreseeable alternative adjustments of management (scenarios, including project termination) that would depend on whether the assumptions are borne out. (See the decision tree provided under proposal 199800704.)


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

Recommendation: Response requested
Comments: This project conducts supplementation of Lostine River spring Chinook salmon toward avoiding extinction of this much-reduced stock and, in the longer term, achieving its recovery. It is one of several projects that compose the Grande Ronde Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Program (GRESCSP). This project operates a smolt acclimation facility and an adult trapping station on the Lostine River tributary of the Grand Ronde River. Adults are spawned at the station; the fertilized eggs are then transferred to hatcheries elsewhere for raising until the young are brought back to the Lostine smolt acclimation site. The project monitors and evaluates the results in terms of population abundance and life history performance. There will be side benefits to other species such as steelhead via monitoring at weirs.

The proposal makes a strong case for continuation and funding as part of the GRESCSP. The authors are to be complimented on a clear, well-organized presentation that is thorough in most details. Much of this proposal could serve as an example for other projects in the future. Project history and summary results to date are well-presented. The proposal gives well-warranted recognition that long-term prospects for the population depend on the remediation of habitat problems by related projects in the watershed.

This is one proposal that states its project’s biological objects truly as biological objectives. Biological objectives are described with well-articulated and designed hypotheses to permit robust adaptive management. It would be logical to add an objective of terminating the project when M&E determines either that it is not working or that the target population recovers. A response is needed that describes such a decision tree. See comments on the main ODFW and NPT M&E project.

The proposal adequately reports results to date, but future proposals for this project need to show more results in terms of return rates. There is no evidence so far that benefit from supplementation is occurring.

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