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Proposal 199500900: Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout N

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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 Gene Smith

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199500900
Proposal Name: Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout N
BPA Project Manager: Gregory Baesler
Agency, Institution or Organization: Lake Roosevelt Development Association
Short Description: Operate and maintain the Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Net Pen Rearing Project to aid volunteer efforts to participate in fishery restoration and enhancement activities.
Information Transfer: Annual and quarterly reports turned into BPA EFW Library for web site based posting. Information is included in data collected from Lake Roosevelt Monitors, and is submitted online through Pisces.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Gene Smith Lake Roosevelt Net Pens 43573 Miles Creston Rd N
Davenport, WA 99122
Ph: 509-725-8416
Fax: 509-725-8416
Email: bsmith6184@aol.com
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Kaye Anderson LRDA 2419 H Sand Canyon Road
Chewelah, WA 99109
Ph: 509-935-8405
Fax: [fax left blank]
Email: dk@theofficenet.com
Administrative Contact
Gene Smith Lake Roosevelt Net Pens 43573 Miles Creston Rd N
Davenport, WA 99122
Ph: 509-725-8416
Fax: 509-725-8416
Email: bsmith6184@aol.com
Form Submitter

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?
48 N 120-118 W Lake Roosevelt 150 miles of shoreline above Grand Coulee Dam/(central location 7Bays Lincoln, Washington Columbia Upper Yes

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

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Built 2 mylar net pens at Seven Bays. Replaced 2 net pens at Keller. Helped build 60 feet of new dock at Kettle Falls. Operated 45 net pens located at 7 sites above Grand Coulee Dam and released 477,847 rainbow trout.
2004 Purchased and assembled 2 more mylar frames. Replaced two old frames at Seven Bays; Re-anchored net pens at Hall Creek. Deccked 250' of dock, constructed a new pen for strobe light experiment at Grand Coulee Dam and released 525,890 rainbow trout.
2003 Purchased and assembled 8 pens of mylar plastic. Poured 4 cement anchors of 1100 pounds each. Attached donated 4 ton winches to docks. Rebuilt 4 pens at Keller, replaced 4 pens at Lincoln and released 567,890 rainbow trout.
2002 Set up Hunters net pen site with automatic feeders. Constructed 8 new pens of mylar plastic, 4 new pens of pvc. Attached donated winch to new dock. Added new cables at Hunters, built new feed boxes for all sites and released 550,745 rainbow trout.
2001 Purchased and assembled two new net pen frames, re-anchored two sites and released 574,015 rainbow trout.
2000 Re-anchored two sites. Replaced four net pen frames. Modified automatic feeders, altered fish transfer procedure and released 561,300 rainbow trout.
1999 Replaced hinges on docks. Redesigned net pen tops. Replaced 4 net pen frames, released 483,651 rainbow trout.
1998 Acquired 2 surplus boats from USFWS. Replaced more docks and pens. Installed 8 autofeeders. Built feed storage sites, released 565,108 rainbow trout. Updated Special Use Permits.
1997 Replaced old docks and net pens. Reanchored three sites. Installed 14 automatic feeders, released 575,831 rainbow trout.
1996 Completed more docks and constructed new pens. Added two new net pen sites, released 553,683 rainbow trout.
1995 Began BPA funding process in April, acquired NEPA exclusion, received $8000 to construct docks and net pens, increased active net pens from 18 to 24, released 392,159 rainbow trout.

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 199001800 Rainbow Tr Hab/Pass Impr Prog Habitat improvement in Lake Roosevelt tributaries for rainbow trout juvenile rearing and adult passage to increase natural production.
BPA 199104600 Spokane Tribal (Galbr Sprgs) H Transfer hatchery fingerlings to net pens
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.
BPA 199404300 Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program Monitors and evaluates effects of hatcheries on Lake Roosevelt fisheries; provided recommendation for artificial production efforts.
BPA 199501100 Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhanceme Coordinates resoration and enhancment efforts with artificial production efforts.
BPA 199502700 Lake Roosevelt Sturgeon Coordinates resoration and enhancment efforts with artificial production efforts.
BPA 200102900 Ford Hatchery Improvement O&M Coordinate artificial production efforts.
BPA 200204700 Artificial Production Review Participate and collaborate artificial production efforts with ongoing APR.
BPA 200205100 Sub Basin Planning Participate and provide input as needed.
BPA 200300500 Hatchery & Genetics Mgmt Plan Develop and incorporate HGMP format and measures.
Other: Volunteer - Priceless Volunteer We have electricians, cabinet makers, repairmen, engineers, farmers, teachers, plumbers, policemen, dock hands, security, coaches, railroaders, accountants, firemen, ministers, distributors, motor experts, store owners, and skilled laborers. Most are retired and could be out catching fish. They are the heart and soul of this project.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Obj: 1A5 Restore resident fish species using artificial production Intermountain strategy a. Maintain and improve existing artificial production programs/net pen operations 34-7
Obj: 2C1 Artificially produce enough fish to supplement consistent harvest to meet State and Tribal management objectives Intermountain strategy b. Preserve and enhance net pen operations 34-15
Obj: 1A1 Continue to evaluate and implement plans to reduce hydropower impacts to native and focal species Intermountain strategy a. Develop and implement plans to reduce hydropower impacts to native and focal species (net pens) 34-6
Obj: 2A2 Maintain, restore, and enhance subsistence species to provide a harvestable surplus Intermountain strategy d. Artificially produce enough fish to fulfill management and harvest needs 34-13

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 Obtain and Comply With Permits Obtain permits from EPA to install net pens on Lake Roosevelt. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $10,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Obj: 1A1
No Metrics for this Work Element

Maintain Hatchery Insure Operational Net Pen Readiness All activities related to the maintenance of the net pens and the docks--including repairs and replacements of nets, pens, anchors, cables, tops. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $66,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Obj: 2A2
No Metrics for this Work Element

Rear Fish Rear Fish in Net Pen This WE covers the rearing of both diploid and triploid rainbow trout that are reared in 45 net pens located at: Kettle Falls (6), Hall Creek (4), Hunters (4), Two Rivers (5), Seven Bays (12), Lincoln (10), and Keller Ferry (4) 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $145,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Obj: 2A2
# juveniles (presmolt) released from program: Rear and Release 750,000 rainbow trout

Rear Fish Transport Fish to Net Pen Sites Rainbow trout are transported in October from either Spokant Tribal Hatchery or Sherman Creek Hatchery for rearing in net pens located at seven sites on Lake Roosevelt: Hall Creek, Seven Bays, Hunters, Two Rivers Marina, Lincoln, Keller Ferry, Kettle Falls. Fish are reared at these sites until their release in June. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $62,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Obj: 2C1
# juveniles (presmolt) released from program: Rear and release 750,000 rainbow trout.

Coordination Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Coordination Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Coordination Team meetings are convened at least twice per year to decide the fish number, species, age, genetic type (diploid/triploid), type of marking, timing, location, etc. that will be transferred to Lake Roosevelt volunteer net pens for rearing followed by release at designated times. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $56,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Obj: 2A2
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Project Execution Covers work by the contractor to manage on the ground efforts. Also covers administrative work in support of on the ground efforts and in support of BPA's programmatic requirements such as metric reporting, financial reporting, and development of an SOW package. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $70,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Obj: 1A1
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Plan Produce Status Report This WE covers the status of milestones. These milestone status reports would be completed quarterly as negotiated with the contractor and the COTR. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $14,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Obj: 2C1
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Prodcue Annual Report This WE is a progress report that includes details of accomplishments for each work element in the contract: Were the deliverables produced, and, if not, why not? 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $10,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Obj: 2C1
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 full time/2 part time $71,400 $72,000 $72,600
Fringe Benefits [blank] $20,230 $20,400 $20,570
Supplies [blank] $41,660 $41,800 $41,940
Capital Equipment [blank] $6,000 $6,000 $6,000
Other [blank] $4,710 $4,800 $4,890
Totals $144,000 $145,000 $146,000

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$435,000
Total Work Element budget$435,000

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
ALEA Grant fish food $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 In-Kind Under Review
marinas moorage $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 In-Kind Confirmed
self storage/utilities $4,800 $4,800 $4,800 In-Kind Confirmed
Two Rivers Casino fish derby share $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 Cash Confirmed
volunteers labor $56,000 $56,000 $56,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $88,200 $88,200 $88,200

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$147,000 $148,000 Assuming all costs will go up slightly.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
This is a fairly low budget operation. About 77% of BPA's cost covers one full time and two part time employees. The other 23% covers maintenance and operation of the program. The volunteers and in kind contributions from different sources are key to keeping this program low budget. Volunteering of time for all labor of maintenance of the net pens, feeding of fish, stocking and release of fish from the pens, and donated moorage, storage, and grants for fish food bring another 68% of the budget. At this time, it is uncertain that we will get an ALEA grant for fishfood, so the costs of fish food have been added in to the budget request beginning FY07
 
Termination Date Comments
none Since this is a mitigation project to replace upstream fish lost due to the construction of Grand Coulee Dam, we do not anticipate termination in the near future.
 
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
$144,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$145,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$146,000
Total NPCC Rec
$435,000
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments:


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$144,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$145,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$146,000
Total NPCC Rec
$435,000
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
NPCC Comments:

Local or MSRT Comments: No change to proposed budget.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
Comments: This popular program, supported by dedicated volunteers, appears fundable at the increased release level of about 750,000 rainbow trout per year, as was proposed. The response provided evidence and logic to indicate that the proposed expansion of the program would have minimal impact on hatchery and wild kokanee by way of increased predation by rainbow trout.

In the future, the proposal should place some additional emphasis in reporting the estimated harvest (number, or percentage, of the fish released from netpens that are caught and those kept by anglers). Those data should be gathered regularly through the Fisheries Evaluation Program. As project personnel are aware, a successful netpen project will be one that, among other things, returns a good percentage of fish to the angler, not just into the lake.

Reviewers applaud the decision to move into 100% triploid rainbow trout releases beginning after 2007. 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: Response requested
Comments: This popular program supported by dedicated volunteers appears fundable at a current release level of about 550,000 rainbow trout per year. A response is requested to provide some biological justification regarding the intent to increase the level of netpen rearing by about 50%, shifting to about 750,000 fish released per year. Benefits to anglers and fish managers clearly exist, but what are the risks? In Idaho's Lake Pend Oreille, rainbow trout are emerging as the greatest predator on kokanee. To what extent would kokanee in Lake Roosevelt be impacted by the proposed increase in rainbow trout production? Would any such impact be acceptable? This issue is also raised with the sponsors of Project 199404300, Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program, and reviewers anticipate a single response.

In the future, the proposal should place some additional emphasis in reporting the estimated harvest (number, or percentage, of the fish released from netpens that are caught and those kept by anglers). Those data should be gathered regularly through the Fisheries Evaluation Program. As project personnel are aware, a successful netpen project will be one that, among other things, returns a good percentage of fish to the angler, not just into the lake.

Reviewers applaud the decision to move into 100% triploid rainbow trout releases beginning after 2007.

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