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Proposal 199506335: YKFP - Klickitat Subbasin Monitoring and Evaluation

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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 Joe Zendt

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199506335
Proposal Name: YKFP - Klickitat Subbasin Monitoring and Evaluation
BPA Project Manager: David Byrnes
Agency, Institution or Organization: Yakama Confederated Tribes
Short Description: Monitoring and evaluation of spring chinook, steelhead, fall chinook, and coho fisheries enhancement projects in the Klickitat Subbasin. M&E results guide adaptive management decisions.
Information Transfer: Status, quarterly, and annual reporting will be via the BPA project reporting process. Project information is posted to the ykfp.org, PTAGIS, and BPA web sites. The project produces peer-reviewed technical publications.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Joe Zendt Yakama Nation PO Box 151
Toppenish WA 98948
Ph: 509-369-3184
Fax: 509-369-3194
Email: jzendt@ykfp.org
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
melvin sampson yakama nation p.o. box 151
toppenish, wa 98948
Ph: 509-865-5121
Fax: 509-865-6293
Email: mel@yakama.com
Project Lead

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Columbia Gorge ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Klickitat ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
Klickitat R. and tributaries Multiple locations throughout the Klickitat subbasin Klickitat and Yakima, Washington Klickitat No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Chinook Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
Steelhead Middle Columbia River ESU
Bull Trout
Coastal Cutthroat Southwest Washington/Columbia River ESU
Coho Unspecified Population
Other Anadromous
Pacific Lamprey
Rainbow Trout
Westslope Cutthroat
Chinook Fall/Summer

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 To date: Completed spawner surveys (redd counts) on 146 stream miles. Operated 3 rotary screw traps. Collected over 2000 DNA samples. Collected sediment samples at 12 sites. Monitored stream temperature at 36 sites.
2004 Completed spawner surveys (redd counts) on 143 stream miles. Operated 3 rotary screw traps. Collected 210 scale samples, 736 DNA samples, 204 pathogen samples. Completed habitat surveys at 6 sites. Monitored temperature at 36 sites. PIT-tagged 9943 fish.
2003 Completed spawner surveys (redd counts) on 120 stream miles. Operated 3 rotary screw traps (partial year). Collected 148 scale samples and 442 pathogen samples. Completed habitat surveys at 6 sites. Monitored stream temperature at 36 sites.
2002 Completed spawner surveys (redd counts) on 128 stream miles. Operated 3 rotary screw traps (partial year). Collected 1297 scale samples and 360 pathogen samples. Completed habitat surveys on 4 streams. Monitored stream temperature at 28 sites.
2001 Completed spawner surveys (redd counts) on 138 stream miles. Operated 3 rotary screw traps (partial year). Collected 1047 scale samples and 226 DNA samples. Completed habitat surveys at 10 sites. Monitored stream temperature at 29 sites.

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: NOAA [no entry] Flood Restoration - Castile Falls Fishway Enhancement Reconstruction of improperly functioning fishways at Castile Falls opened 65 miles of spawning and rearing habitat into the upper Klickitat Subbasin. This project proposes to monitor fish movement through and above Castile Falls.
BPA 198812035 Klickitat Mgmt, Data, Habitat Provide monitoring info for management decisions. Receive higher-level direction, administrative, and data management support.
BPA 199506325 YKFP - Monitoring And Evaluation Klickitat subbasin monitoring and evaluation activities were formerly a part of this project. Information and methodologies shared between projects.
BPA 199705600 Klickitat Watershed Enhancement Provide monitoring info for enhancement/restoration projects (for project identification and planning and for effectiveness monitoring). Receive data management assistance. This proposal references multiple habitat projects which are working to improve natural productivity throughout the Klickitat Subbasin.
BPA 200306500 Bull Trout In Bonneville Reservoir Cooperators in operation of adult salmonid trap. Provide supplemental monitoring info.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Answer key questions/uncertainties Answer questions regarding passage issues at Little Klickitat and Castile Falls; wild and hatchery steelhead holding areas; migration, rearing and survival patterns in the White Cr. watershed; subpopulation genetic characteristics; and effects of hatchery steelhead rearing options. Klickitat Conduct comprehensive study of fish passage window at Little Klickitat Falls, Various strategies to restore habitat in White Cr. watershed (lack of baseflow, pools, LWD). Implement hatchery practices that do not decrease fitness, run size, timing. 339, 342, 349
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions Evaluate effectiveness of fish passage improvements and instream habitat enhancements. Provide technical review of local habitat project planning. Provide data for EDT modeling for habitat action strategies. Klickitat Habitat project effectiveness monitoring called for including biological response to various projects. Provide M&E of passage effectiveness. Study effectiveness of Snyder Cr. mill restoration actions. 333, 347, 362+
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin hatchery actions Evaluate effectiveness of hatchery actions, including comparison of hatchery and wild stocks in smolt-to-adult return rates and demographic characteristics, and via hatchery adult spawner monitoring, genetic sampling, fish health monitoring, and EDT modeling. Klickitat Hatchery program effects monitoring called for, including comparative smolt-smolt survival, smolts/spawner, smolt-adult survival. Implement hatchery practices that do not decrease fitness, run size, timing. 342, 349, 355+
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations Monitor the status and trend of Klickitat subbasin anadromous and resident fish populations, including abundance, distribution, productivity, and demographic characteristics. Klickitat Comprehensive monitoring plan called for, including abundance, smolt-adult survival rates, and other parameters. Multiple strategies and objectives (e.g., restore indigenous population abundance, productivity, and distribution) require monitoring data. 244, 247, 354+
Monitor Klickitat subbasin habitat conditions Monitor the status and trend of habitat conditions in the Klickitat mainstem and tributaries, including stream habitat surveys, sediment sampling, stream temperature, and water quality monitoring Klickitat Environmental monitoring plan called for, including water quality, habitat structure, channel and watershed condition, instream flows. Other strategies: decrease summer temperatures; study productivity and water quality, study fine sediment sources. 336-351, 360

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 Participate ESA/NEPA Compliance for Klickitat Basin M&E & Fisheries Management [Work Element Description Not Entered] 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $10,864
Biological Objectives Metrics
Answer key questions/uncertainties
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin hatchery actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
Monitor Klickitat subbasin habitat conditions
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Plan and coordinate project activities. [Work Element Description Not Entered] 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $43,458
Biological Objectives Metrics
Answer key questions/uncertainties
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin hatchery actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
Monitor Klickitat subbasin habitat conditions
No Metrics for this Work Element

Provide Technical Review Local technical review panel involvement Lead Klickitat M&E biologist is a member of the Klickitat Technical Advisory Group, a local technical review panel that is part of the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board process for reviewing and funding habitat restoration/enhancement projects. Approximately 5% of this biologist’s time will be spent on attending advisory group meetings, reviewing projects, and assisting with advisory group documents and other products. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $10,864
Biological Objectives Metrics
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Yakama Nation - Produce Klickitat M & E Annual Report [Work Element Description Not Entered] 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $9,881
Biological Objectives Metrics
Answer key questions/uncertainties
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin hatchery actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
Monitor Klickitat subbasin habitat conditions
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Quarterly status reports via Pisces [Work Element Description Not Entered] 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $7,411
Biological Objectives Metrics
Answer key questions/uncertainties
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin hatchery actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
Monitor Klickitat subbasin habitat conditions
No Metrics for this Work Element

Analyze/Interpret Data EDT and AHA modeling New habitat data from (ongoing habitat surveys) and new biological data (from adult trap facilities, genetic analysis, scale age analysis, and harvest estimates) will be incorporated for future model runs. Modeling will assist in identifying sites and/or potential benefits of future habitat restoration/enhancement projects and in guiding supplementation efforts. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $117,867
Biological Objectives Metrics
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin hatchery actions
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Adult counts - Lyle Falls fishway adult trap Trap is currently in operation with WDFW as partner. Fish are counted as they are released from trap within the Lyle Falls fishway on lower Klickitat. Trap efficiencies will be estimated from floy tagging of fish and recapture in sport fisheries or resighting during spawner/carcass surveys. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $287,481
Biological Objectives Metrics
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Adult counts - Redd counts (spawner surveys) Regular foot and/or raft surveys will be conducted within the known geographic range for each species. Individual redds will be counted and their locations recorded using handheld GPS units. Counts of live fish and carcasses will also be recorded. Carcasses will be examined for sex determination, egg/milt retention, and presence of CWT or PIT tags or external experimental marks. Scale samples will also be taken from carcasses. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $718,702
Biological Objectives Metrics
Answer key questions/uncertainties
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties Research
Focal Area: Tributaries

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Age and sex sampling Adult scale, sex, and length sampling will be done at adult traps and during spawner surveys. Juvenile scale and length sampling will be done at screw traps. Scale age will be determined by technicians trained in WDFW methodology. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $22,998
Biological Objectives Metrics
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin hatchery actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Fish health sampling and analysis A baseline data set will be augmented describing existing levels of pathogens in wild resident trout and naturally produced chinook, coho and steelhead in order to determine if supplementation increases the incidence of pathogens. YN field crews will collect samples (approximately 200-300 per year) of all salmonid species found within the range of anadromy within the Klickitat subbasin. Samples will be examined for pathogens by the USFWS Lower Columbia River Fish Health Center utilizing protocols from the Laboratory Procedures Manual for the National Wild Fish Health Survey. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $18,514
Biological Objectives Metrics
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin hatchery actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Genetic sampling and analysis In order to gain a thorough understanding of the genetic make-up of target stocks in order to maintain long term genetic variability (within- and between-population) and minimize the impacts of domestication on supplemented stocks (spring chinook and summer steelhead), samples will be collected at adult traps, screw traps, and via electrofishing. DNA analysis will be done by CRITFC geneticists under subcontract. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $121,312
Biological Objectives Metrics
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin hatchery actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Juvenile and resident fish monitoring Electrofishing and snorkel surveys will be used to determine presence/absence of fish species in selected tributaries. Multiple pass electrofishing sampling and snorkel surveys will be used to estimate abundance in selected stream reaches, including selected habitat enhancement sites. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $143,740
Biological Objectives Metrics
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Juvenile production estimates Floating rotary screw traps located just above Lyle Falls (RM 2.8) and at the WDFW Klickitat Hatchery (RM 43) will be operated on a year-round basis. A rotary trap located above Castile Falls (RM 64.6) will be fished seasonally from early summer through fall. Environmental and trap data will be recorded along with bio-data on 10 to 30 of each salmonid species represented. Additional fish will tallied by species. Bio-data consists of fork lengths, weights and smoltification stage. Trap efficiencies will be estimated by mark/recapture trials (conducted biweekly if feasible or less frequently as flows vary) using fin clips, fin markings, and/or PIT tags. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $718,702
Biological Objectives Metrics
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin hatchery actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Steelhead rearing study A growth modulation experiment is proposed for wild Klickitat summer steelhead utilizing conservation hatchery practices in an effort to gauge differences between juvenile steelhead smolts reared and released at ages 1+ and 2 years of age. The principals in this experiment will examine growth, physiology and health, as well as smolting, residualism, survival and adult return rates between two different rearing treatments. Conclusions from this experiment will carry over into the implementation of long-term hatchery rearing practices for steelhead with the purpose of developing a successful and efficient integrated hatchery program. Goals for the long-term development of the program include: Conserve and restore indigenous stock to historical distribution and abundance levels; Minimize residualism rates; Maximize survival and adult return rates; Mimic natural growth patterns and size of wild counterparts; and Improve tribal and sport fishing opportunities. Mimicking the growth pattern, size, and out-migration timing of natural fish has been shown to have the potential to produce a higher quality hatchery smolt with greater smolt to adult survivals. Bearing this in mind, conventional hatchery rearing practices using an accelerated 1 year growth program for steelhead would not “mimic” natural growth profiles and freshwater age structures for the greater part observed in wild Klickitat steelhead juveniles. YKFP data suggests that 15-20% of outmigrating smolts are 1+ in age, 80-85% are 2 years of age and 1-5% are 3 years of age annually. Use of a conventional 1 year rearing protocol has the potential to alter and accelerate growth profiles for the majority of steelhead juveniles raised in a hatchery that would otherwise smolt as a two or three year old. Alteration of juvenile growth profiles could result in undesired genetic and ecological risks. A recent study in the Kalama Subbasin has shown that hatchery produced offspring of wild steelhead may residualize at a rate up to 25 times greater than those of a domesticated hatchery broodstock when reared under a 1 year growth program. Caveats such as these have serious implications for developing a newly founded integrated hatchery program utilizing wild broodstock. Because of this, YKFP would like to examine and compare an accelerated 1 year rearing program to a 2 year rearing program encompassing a 1 year volitional release. Steelhead raised in the conventional 1 year accelerated environment would serve as the control group while steelhead juveniles raised in the 2 year program functioning as the treatment group. 5000 fish from each group would be PIT tagged in order to estimate smolt-to-smolt and smolt-to-adult survival by group. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $1,274,670
Biological Objectives Metrics
Answer key questions/uncertainties
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin hatchery actions
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties Research
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Stream habitat monitoring (habitat surveys, gravel/sediment sampling, temperature and water quality monitoring) Stream habitat surveys will be conducted on approximately 5-10 stream reaches per year using TFW methodology. McNeil core gravel samples will be collected from approximately 12 sites (in the Klickitat mainstem and major tributaries) per year. Gravel samples will be collected and analyzed using TFW Salmonid Spawning Gravel Composition Survey methodology. Water temperature will be continuously monitored at approximately 36 sites throughout the subbasin using Onset thermographs. Basic water quality parameter measurements (pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity) will be recorded seasonally at approximately the same sites. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $321,978
Biological Objectives Metrics
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin habitat conditions
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research

Create/Manage/Maintain Database Data management and analysis Klickitat M&E project staff will: assist Klickitat database manager with design, development, and management of databases to store ongoing monitoring data; assist with quality assurance/quality control of data; assist with analysis and interpretation of data for use in evaluation of population status and trend, and action effectiveness. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $102,917
Biological Objectives Metrics
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin hatchery actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
Monitor Klickitat subbasin habitat conditions
No Metrics for this Work Element

Install Fish Monitoring Equipment Adult counts - Castile Falls fishway fish monitoring Adult trap and video monitoring equipment will be installed at Castile Falls fishway (RM 64 on Klickitat R.). Adult counts will be used for upper basin production estimates, fish-per-redd estimates, and Castile fishway improvement effectiveness monitoring. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $467,481
Biological Objectives Metrics
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
No Metrics for this Work Element

Install Fish Monitoring Equipment Install instream PIT tag detector on lower White Cr. An instream PIT tag detector would be installed on lower White Creek to detect outmigrating juveniles and determine outmigration timing and relative abundance. The White Creek watershed has been the most heavily used Klickitat tributary watershed by adult steelhead in recent years, yet many reaches go dry due to lack of base flows and pool habitat. Determining migration and rearing patterns will help assess importance of White Cr. vs. mainstem Klickitat rearing habitat and help evaluate habitat improvement actions. USGS Columbia River Research Laboratory staff would install PIT tag detector and assist with data management (under subcontract with YN). PIT tagging would be conducted by YN staff, with approximately 1500 fish being tagged per year via electrofishing in the White Creek watershed. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $110,314
Biological Objectives Metrics
Answer key questions/uncertainties
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
No Metrics for this Work Element

Mark/Tag Animals Smolt-to-Adult Return estimates PIT tagging of wild and hatchery smolts (total number approximately 60,000 - 84,000 per year). Detection will be at instream detectors (White Cr.), screw traps, and Bonneville Dam as smolts; at Bonneville Dam, adult traps (Lyle and Castile falls), and on spawner surveys as adults. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $167,281
Biological Objectives Metrics
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin hatchery actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research

Mark/Tag Animals Steelhead and spring chinook radio telemetry study Using radio telemetry techniques, the travel times, passage delays, tributary usage, and spawning and holding locations of steelhead and spring chinook will be described. Differences in these traits between wild and hatchery steelhead, and summer and winter steelhead, will be determined and will provide a baseline to assess any changes that occur following proposed supplementation, and to provide proportional use information for abundance estimates that result from redd counts. Effectiveness of passage improvements at certain sites can also be evaluated. Methods that will be used are as follows: Fish will be captured at Lyle Falls adult trap and implanted with radio tags and PIT tags; fixed telemetry receiver sites will be installed at various locations in the Klickitat subbasin (potential passage impediments and major tributary confluences) to detect fish locations; mobile tracking (via foot, raft, or automobile) will be employed on a weekly or biweekly basis, fish locations will be recorded using GPS receivers, and PIT tags will allow for fish identification after the radio-tag battery expires, Bonneville Dam detection, and returning kelt detection. Approximate numbers of fish tagged per year would be as follows: 2007 – 50 wild steelhead, 50 hatchery steelhead; 2008 – 50 wild steelhead, 50 hatchery steelhead, 100 spring chinook; 2009 – 50 wild steelhead, 50 hatchery steelhead. This project will be conducted as a cooperative project between YN/YKFP and USGS Columbia River Research Laboratory. USGS staff would perform radio tag implanting and radio tracking (with assistance from YN staff), as well as most data management and analysis, under a subcontract with YN. USGS staff would provide and install fixed telemetry receiver site equipment as an in kind contribution. 5/1/2007 9/30/2010 $635,474
Biological Objectives Metrics
Answer key questions/uncertainties
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin habitat actions
Evaluate Klickitat subbasin hatchery actions
Monitor Klickitat subbasin fish populations
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties Research
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Action Effectiveness Research


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel 13 FTE; 5 Split with other projects $509,080 $525,221 $541,900
Fringe Benefits Fringe for Yakama Nation averages 18.9% $101,816 $105,044 $108,380
Supplies All supplies and Materials requried to complete the project. Year 2007 includes the Steelhead Rearing Study $277,007 $204,667 $189,607
Travel Meetings, Training and Conferences $3,500 $3,605 $3,713
Capital Equipment Year 2007 for Steelhead Rearing Study $743,075 $ 0 $ 0
Overhead Overhead Cost at applicable rate for each fiscal year $167,725 $157,719 $158,655
Other Subcontracts: DNA Analysis, USGS Radio Telemetry, Pit Tagging, etc. to complete project. $616,268 $220,224 $230,786
Other BPA Direct Pay Pit Tags $2.09 per tag $175,769 $134,179 $133,969
Totals $2,594,240 $1,350,659 $1,367,010

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$5,311,909
Total Work Element budget$5,311,909

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
USGS Columbia River Reseach Laboratory Equipment for building/installation of instream PIT tag detector $8,000 $ 0 $ 0 In-Kind Confirmed
USGS Columbia River Research Laboratory Personnel and equipment for radio telemetry fixed site installation; Equipment for mobile tracking $128,952 $129,054 $129,159 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $136,952 $129,054 $129,159

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$1,421,690 $1,478,558 Assumes 4% increase for inflation
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Continuing project to meet YKFP objectives and/or the Klickitat Subbasin Management and Recovery Plans
 
Termination Date Comments
indefinite Monitoring and Evaluation needs will be continuing
 
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
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
$520,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$520,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$520,000
Total NPCC Rec
$1,560,000
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: Dependent upon step review. See project 198811535.


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$520,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$520,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$520,000
Total NPCC Rec
$1,560,000
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
NPCC Comments:
NPCC Staff Comments: Dependent upon step review

Local or MSRT Comments: See Washington guidance


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

Recommendation: Fundable in part (Qualified)
Comments: Fundable in Part to complete the Step One review including revision of the Master Plan to reflect due consideration of other alternatives.

Funding is qualified, in that the completed Master Plan needs to include a “no artificial production” alternative modeled to achieve the plan’s objectives for steelhead and spring Chinook in the upper Klickitat subbasin. Modeling should provide some type of evidence (model, habitat data, EDT modeling, etc.) that shows the likelihood of achieving upper Klickitat basin objectives with and without supplementation. Also, modeling should evaluate the potential of a passive natural rebuilding approach over an appropriate response period, perhaps 10-12 years (~ 3 generations), that if not successful could retrigger consideration of the hatchery supplementation program proposed. A habitat-based model might predict the numbers of wild recruits necessary to fully seed the upper part of the watershed - even EDT could do that and would therefore indicate whether supplementation is needed to achieve the upper basin objectives.

The ISRP is supportive of the Master Plan’s vision of separating lower river fall Chinook and coho hatchery and harvest operations from the upper river rebuilding objectives for steelhead and spring Chinook.

This project is designed to monitor and evaluate fisheries enhancement projects; however, it is not clear that data being collected directly relate to this objective. The response states that the utility of the habitat monitoring data is its use for various planning and management purposes such as "ongoing land use throughout the subbasin (e.g., timber harvest, road construction and use, agriculture)." It is not clear that all data being collected relate to fisheries enhancement projects. Nevertheless, our subbasin visits and the sponsor’s annual plans show that data, including fish population data, are being gathered. It is also clear from previous presentations how they are incorporated into EDT and how EDT is utilized. The Master Plan does not currently reflect this information and needs to describe how it is being used to direct management actions.

The sponsors identify that the data is used in EDT and AHA modeling of habitat and fish populations, and has been used to develop target large woody debris levels for streams and riparian management and that temperature data were used in Total Maximum Daily Load analysis. The ISRP also commented that employing standard protocols such as the Timber, Fish, and Wildlife protocol to gather field data might not be worthwhile because the data would be unsuitable when not collected for a specific purpose. The sponsors indicate that this is baseline data that can assist in formulation of management alternatives. In the Master Plan Three-Step Review, the sponsors should provide additional depth of discussion of the M&E for fish and habitat monitoring, especially since in comments on 198811535 sponsors note that "current data and methods do not allow accurate assessment of steelhead escapement and stock composition for the Klickitat subbasin."


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

Recommendation: Response requested
Comments: The project sponsor should develop a coordinated response addressing the general comments provided under proposal 198811535 - Klickitat Fishery YKFP Design and specific comments provided with each proposal.

Comments specific to this proposal:

Technical and scientific background: The background section for this proposal is very nicely written and summarizes the status of fishery management (production, harvest, and habitat measures) in the subbasin and identifies the need for monitoring data to serve management. This a thorough and thoughtful proposal that reflects much of the past dialogue between Klickitat sponsors and the ISRP about the need to carefully monitor supplementation projects in order to understand the effects and to adaptively manage unanticipated effects.

The proposal contains substantial detail on a large number of biological objective and associated tasks that will be critical to understanding the success and effects of the proposed work. Like many of the M&E proposals, this one relates to many tasks. The suite of Klickitat proposals is dependent upon the overview and direction of the yet-to-be completed Master Plan. In the Master Plan it would be helpful to have separate treatments for major fisheries management issues such as:

1. monitoring for inventory and assessment (basic fisheries management information),

2. evaluation of a) habitat actions, b) hatchery actions,

3. research on uncertainties or others, such as rearing studies.

Without the overview and direction provided by a comprehensive and thoroughly integrated Master Plan, it has been difficult to be certain that all the many fisheries management issues in the Klickitat have received appropriate attention in a manner that increases the likelihood of the proposed actions reaching their objectives.

Relationships to other projects: There is clear identification for the need for the data and the other projects within the Klickitat subbasin that are served by the data produced by this proposal.

Project history: The summary of project history is brief but adequate. It would be improved by a more thorough discussion of how management has been modified as a consequence of data collected and analyzed in this project.

Objectives: The newly proposed tasks seem to have clear and reasonable objectives and timelines, especially the comparison of rearing strategies (1 yr vs 2 yr) study that is nicely laid out with testable hypotheses. On the other hand, much habitat-related monitoring seems to be done in automatic mode: conduct habitat surveys in 5-10 reaches per year, continue to take gravel samples, and on. No data (or results thus far) are presented in synthesized form to show reviewers how such data are used. These programs should be justified by the presentation of results that bear on biological objectives, or discontinued.

Tasks (work elements) and methods: The methods are summarized briefly and appear adequate for new tasks, but inadequate for many ongoing tasks, especially habitat monitoring. For example, to say that a Timber, Fish and Wildlife protocol is followed might be okay, but unless that information can be used for a predetermined purpose, its chance of being worthwhile is slim.

Monitoring and evaluation: This is a monitoring and evaluation, and data management proposal; consequently, the M&E section is very thorough. Not surprising as this is the main thrust of the proposal, which informs all the other Klickitat proposals in this suite of projects.

Information transfer: At least one paper was submitted to open literature. Adequate explanation of the dissemination of information occurs largely by BPA reports.

Benefits to focal and non-focal species: If robust interpretation follows the collection of the data, and management responds to the information it receives, there should be persisting benefits to the focal species. Benefits or adverse effects to non-focal species are not considered.

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