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Proposal 198335000: Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Operations & Maintenance

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

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 198335000
Proposal Name: Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Operations & Maintenance
BPA Project Manager: Kenneth Kirkman
Agency, Institution or Organization: Nez Perce Tribe
Short Description: Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery is a supplementation program using conventional and NATURES rearing techniques to rear spring and fall chinook salmon. Phase I production goals are set at 1.4 million fall chinook salmon and 625,000 spring chinook salmon.
Information Transfer: Monthly reports: BPA, WDFW, IDFG, USFWS. Adult data: USFWS, WDFW, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), Fish Passage Center (FPC), IDFG, Clearwater River Subbasin AOP, and listed on Nez Perce Tribe (NPT) web site. Fish release data: USFWS, WDFW, TAC, FPC, IDFG, Clearwater River Subbasin AOP and listed on NPT web site. Annual reports: BPA, WDFW, USFWS, IDFG and listed on BPA web site.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Harold Harty Nez Perce Tribe 3404 Highway 12
Orofino ID 83544
Ph: 208.843.7384
Fax: 208.276.4461
Email: hartyhb@nezperce.org
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Harold Harty Nez Perce Tribe 3404 Highway 12
Orofino ID 83544
Ph: 208.843.7384
Fax: 208.276.4461
Email: hartyhb@nezperce.org
Contract Manager
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
Becky Johnson Nez Perce Tribe P.O. Box 365
Lapwai, ID 83540
Ph: 208.843.7320
Fax: ..
Email: beckyj@nezperce.org
Interested Party
Ed Larson Nez Perce Tribe Main St. P.O. Box 365
Lapwai ID 83540
Ph: 208.843.7320
Fax: 208.843.2351
Email: edl@nezperce.org
Supervisor
Kelly Wasson Nez Perce Tribe P. O. Box 365
Lapwai, ID 83540
Ph: 208-843-7317
Fax: 208-843-7319
Email: kellyw@nezperce.org
Administrative Contact
Nancy Weintraub Bonneville Power Administration P.O. Box 3621
Portland, OR 97208-3621
Ph: 503-230-5373
Fax: 503-230-5699
Email: nhweintraub@bpa.gov
BPA Env. Compliance Lead

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Mountain Snake ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Clearwater ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
N 46.03247 W 115.97569 Clearwater River, South Fork Lukes Gulch Acclimation Facility located on the Clearwater River, South Fork (RKM 14.1) Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
N 46.44352 W 116.81387 Lapwai Creek North Lapwai Valley Acclimation Facility located on Lapwai Creek (RKM 1.2) Nez Perce, Idaho Clearwater No
N 46.39713 W 115.64786 Lola Creek Yoosa/Camp Acclimation Facility located at the confluence of Camp and Yoosa creeks (RKM 4.6). Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
N 45.89640 W 115.63097 Newsome Creek Newsome Acclimation Facility located on Newsome Creek (RKM 10.9) Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
N 46.09381 W 115.53955 Selway River, Middle Fork Cedar Flats Acclimation Facility located on the Selway River, Middle Fork (RKM 8.6). Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
N 46.22963 W 116.85351 Sweetwater Creek Sweetwater Springs Early Rearing Facility lcoated on Sweetwater Springs. Nez Perce, Idaho Clearwater No
N 46.52013 W 116.66075 Clearwater River Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery - Site 1705 located on the Clearwater River (RKM 35.0) Nez Perce, Idaho Clearwater Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Chinook Snake River Fall ESU
Other Anadromous

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Spring Chinook Releases: Clearwater R. – 310,920; Newsome Cr. – 68,691; Lolo – 161,419. Snake River Fall Chinook Releases: Clearwater R. – 869,300 (0+Smolts). Costs: O&M - $1,673,915. Capital - $166,099.
2004 Spring Chinook Releases: Meadow Cr.– 309,555; Newsome Cr. – 69,137; Lolo Cr. – 146,962. Snake River Fall Chinook Releases: Clearwater R. – 169,596. Costs: O&M - $1,630,684. Capital - $402,502.
2003 Spring Chinook Releases: Meadow Cr.– 390,303; Newsome Cr. – 68,917; Lolo Cr. – 156,310. Snake River Fall Chinook Releases: Lapwai Cr. – 191,382; Clearwater R. – 314,529. Costs: O&M - $2,401,425. Capital - $602,699

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 198335003 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery M&E This project provides a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation of NPTH Phase I production of fall and spring Chinook salmon.
BPA 199901700 Rehabilitate Lapwai Creek This project involves channel revegetation, riparian fencing and culvert assessment/replacement. Improvement in water quality will benefit the operation of the North Lapwai Valley Acclimation Facility
Other: LSRCP 200101 Idaho Fish Health Center This project provides subcontract fish health monitoring services for fall and spring Chinook salmon.
Other: LSRCP 200112 Lyons Ferry Hatchery/WDFW NPTH production is closely coordinate with Snake River fall Chinook at Lyons Ferry. Both facilities share broodstock collected at Lower Granite Dam. An annual operation plan provides coordination specifics between projects.
BPA 200203200 Fall Chin Passage Lower Granit This project provides fall Chinook broodstock (goal: 30% of fish trapped are transported to NPTH for broodstock)
Other: LSRCP USFWS Dworshak Hatchery This project provides NPTH with spring Chinook broodstock that is surplus to LSRCP production needs. An annual operation plan provides coordination specifics between projects.
Other: LSRCP USFWS Clearwater Hatchery/IDFG This project provides NPTH with spring Chinook broodstock that is surplus to LSRCP production needs. An annual operation plan provides coordination specifics between projects.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Biological Objective D Utilize a mix of hatchery and natural production strategies for native, localized, and reintroduced populations to meet subbasin goals delineated in Table 3 within 25 years. Clearwater • 1. Maximize hatchery effectiveness,continue innovative hatchery production strategies. 2. Apply safety net intervention. 3. Implement artificial propagation measures. 4. Monitor & evaluate effectivness of hatchery & wild. 21

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 Permits and submit copies to BPA NEPA group. Procure necessary/required permits and other authorization documents to implement the project. ESA permits and reports, Bio Op. reports, fish/gamete transport permits. 1/1/2007 12/29/2009 $22,376
Biological Objectives Metrics
Biological Objective D
No Metrics for this Work Element

Maintain Hatchery Facility Maintenance Provide maintenance for the central incubation facility (Site 1705) and six satellite facilities (Cedar Flats AF, Lukes Gulch AF, Newsome Creek AF, North Lapwai Valley AF, Sweetwater Springs early rearing facility and Yoosa/Camp AF). 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $351,298
Biological Objectives Metrics
Biological Objective D
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Hatchery Fish Salmon Production - Snake River Fall Chinook Produce 1.4 million subyearling fall chinook salmon. 1/1/2007 7/1/2009 $2,616,623
Biological Objectives Metrics
Biological Objective D
* Incubation: # fertilized eggs into incubation program.: 1.2 million from adults trapped at L. Granite Dam
* Incubation: # fertilized eggs into incubation program.: 700,000 from adults trapped at Site 1705
* Incubation: # fry (button-up) produced.: 1,080,000 from L. Granite adults
* Incubation: # fry (button-up) produced.: 630,000 from Site 1705 adults
* Purpose of production program: Supplementation
* Production: # smolts released from program: 500,000 sub-yearling into Lapwai Cr.
* Production: # smolts released from program: 500,000 sub-yearling into Clearwater R.
* Production: # smolts released from program: 200,000 sub-yearling into Selway River
* Production: # smolts released from program: 200,000 sub-yearling into S. Fork Clearwater R.
* Broodstock collection: # of ad-clip (hatchery origin) fish : Site 1705 - 112
* Broodstock collection: # of non-clip (natural origin) fish: Site 1705 - 428
* Broodstock collection: # of non-clip (natural origin) fish: Lower Granite - 398
* Broodstock collection: # of ad-clip (hatchery origin) fish : Lower Granite - 475

Produce Hatchery Fish Salmon Production - Spring Chinook Develop localized brood sources to supplement Lolo, Newsome, and Meadow creeks by propagating and releaseing 625,000 spring chinook fingerling into area streams. 1/1/2007 12/29/2009 $2,791,915
Biological Objectives Metrics
Biological Objective D
* Purpose of production program: Supplementation
* Production: # juveniles (presmolt) released from program: 400,000 into Meadow Creek/Selway River
* Production: # smolts released from program: 150,000 into Lolo Creek
* Production: # smolts released from program: 75,000 into Newsome Creek
* Broodstock collection: # of ad-clip (hatchery origin) fish : Site 1705 - 542
* Broodstock collection: # of non-clip (natural origin) fish: Lolo Creek - 60
* Broodstock collection: # of ad-clip (hatchery origin) fish : Lolo Creek - 60
* Broodstock collection: # of non-clip (natural origin) fish: Newsome Creek - 30
* Broodstock collection: # of ad-clip (hatchery origin) fish : Newsome Creek - 30
* Incubation: # fertilized eggs into incubation program.: 951,500
* Incubation: # fry (button-up) produced.: 792,000

Coordination Coordination of Project Activities There are multiple forums relative to the implementation and planning of project activities. They are primarily related to LSRCP fall Chinook mitigation and spring Chinook programs in the Clearwater Subbasin as well as coordinating with local, state and Tribal fish management staffs. This project will participate in meetings and the development of plans relative to project activities as required. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $38,335
Biological Objectives Metrics
Biological Objective D
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage and Administer Project Prepare a Statement of Work within PICES, budget and spending plan for contract year 2007 through 2009 that idenitifies objectives and tasks. Submit accrual estimates by June 30 and September 30. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $84,744
Biological Objectives Metrics
Biological Objective D
No Metrics for this Work Element

Outreach and Education Conduct Outreach and Public Education Conduct outreach and educational efforts for cooperators, students, teachers and the general public. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $63,871
Biological Objectives Metrics
* # of general public reached: Yearly average: 850
* # of students reached: Yearly average: 425
* # of teachers reached: Yearly average: 72

Produce Annual Report Produce Annual Report for Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery O & M Complete and distribute final Annual Report for previous contract period. Complete and distribute "draft" Annual Report for forthcoming contract period. 1/31/2007 12/31/2009 $38,335
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Status Reporting Complete and distribute monthly reports on project activities. Provide quarterly reports. Submit final Annual Operations Plan. Provide a summary of milestones completed for the project 15 days after the end of each calendar year quarter using PICES. 1/1/2007 12/1/2009 $56,808
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Analyze/Interpret Data Prepare Hatchery Review Team Recommendations Hatchery management staff will analyze juvenile rearing data, collected throughout the rearing cycle and well performance data collected in the alarm computer data log files. Recommendations will be developed to address critical issues and be included in a report to the HRT. 1/1/2007 12/29/2009 $9,582
Biological Objectives Metrics
Biological Objective D
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Data Collection at Facilities NPTH staff will collect and maintain data on juvenile rearing, adult fish collected and spawned. Analysis of adult data will be performed by NPTH management staff, NPT Research M&E staff and coordinated with WDFW. Analysis of adult fish health data, i.e., kidney/spleen samples for BKD ELISA, ovarian fluids for viruses, bacteria assays and M. cerebralis will be performed by pathologist from the Idaho Fish Health Center/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Analysis of juvenile rearing and release data will be performed by NPTH management staff in coordination with NPT Research M&E staff. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $137,333
Biological Objectives Metrics
Biological Objective D
Primary R, M, and E Type: Collect/record juvenile rearing data
Primary R, M, and E Type: Collect/record adult trapping data
Primary R, M, and E Type: Collect/record spawning data

Mark/Tag Animals Mark (Coded Wire Tag and PIT tag) Hatchery Fish Assist with marking of juvenile fall and spring chinook salmon with a Coded Wire Tag (CWT) and/or PIT tag. 3/1/2007 10/30/2009 $94,203
Biological Objectives Metrics
Biological Objective D
Primary R, M, and E Type: CWT - 625,000 Spring Chinook
Primary R, M, and E Type: CWT - 600,000 Fall Chinook
Primary R, M, and E Type: Ad/CWT - 400,000 Fall Chinook
Primary R, M, and E Type: PIT tag - 31,000 Spring Chinook
Primary R, M, and E Type: PIT tag - 12,000 Fall Chinook


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel Salaries and wages for 17.4 FTE's. $779,020 $802,391 $834,487
Fringe Benefits Includes holiday pay, overtime and annual leave buyout. $236,433 $243,526 $253,267
Supplies Includes telephone and utilities costs for central hatchery and six satellite facilities. $277,498 $285,823 $297,256
Travel Includes travel and per diem associated with operation of the six satellite facilities. $19,838 $20,433 $21,250
Overhead Approved indirect rate of 29.64%. $457,533 $471,259 $490,110
Other Insurance premium for central hatchery, 6 satellites and vehicles as required in MOA between BPA and Nez Perce Tribe. $38,625 $39,784 $41,375
Other Leasing cost for surface water pumps used at the Lukes Gulch Acclimation Facility for a period of 2.5 months $12,454 $12,827 $13,340
Other Contract costs: U.S.F.W.S for fish health monitoring; quarterly chiller maintenance with Divco, Agee Construction for snow removal at Newsome and Yoosa/Camp sites; helicopter flight services to outplant spring chinook into Meadow Cr.; NPT Cultural Resources for annual analysis & survey at Cedar Falts & Lukes Gulch sites. $32,054 $33,015 $34,336
Other Repairs and maintenance of central hatchery, 6 satellite facilites and associated equipment. $80,854 $83,281 $86,612
Other Vehicle operation costs and GSA vehicle leasing costs. $98,911 $101,878 $105,953
Totals $2,033,220 $2,094,217 $2,177,986

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$6,305,423
Total Work Element budget$6,305,423

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

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$2,287,986 $2,317,986 Estimates include $15,000 annualy - inflation adjustment.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
FY 2010 - Includes $15,000 inflation adjustment and $95,000 for the replacement of BPA owned vehicles ( 2 - one ton diesel flatbed trucks). FY 2011 - Includes $15,000 inflation adjustment and $110,000 for the replacement of BPA owned vehicle ( 1 Kenworth 20' Flatbed truck). Operations and Maintenace will continue, at least, through the year 2022.
 
Termination Date Comments
'none'
 
Final Deliverables
The project will provide the following deliverables: monthly and quarterly reports, yearly "Final" annual report, yearly Annual Operation Plan (AOP), Hatchery Review Team (HRT) report regarding the operation and performance of Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery.

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
$2,033,220
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$2,033,220
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$2,033,220
Total NPCC Rec
$6,099,660
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: Flat line '07 requested amount - this level was reflected in the Step 3 NPTH decision (May 17, 2000). Other associated life histories (coho) not prioritized.


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$2,033,220
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$2,033,220
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$2,033,220
Total NPCC Rec
$6,099,660
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: Flat line '07 requested amount - this level was reflected in the Step 3 NPTH decision (May 17, 2000). Other associated life histories (master plans - Coho) are not prioritized or to be funded.

Local or MSRT Comments: Referenced as currently Implementing BiOp UPA in June 1, 2006 Delwiche (BPA) letter to Whiting (NPCC).


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

Recommendation: Fundable
Comments: While the ISRP recommends the project as fundable, the ISRP also expects the sponsors to do a better job of reporting results in their future proposals. The Project History reports only actions performed, e.g., the planning and creation of the hatchery, and numbers of fish of different sorts stocked each year since releases began in 2003. Adult return rates cannot yet be reported, of course, but it would be helpful to have information for each released group on egg-to-smolt survival and on smolt survival to points downstream. Reasons for variation in such results should be discussed, including comparison with literature values.

In their response, the sponsors provided additional data and explanations, and these seem adequate; however, in future review cycles, sponsors could do a better job of following the topical outline for proposals.


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

Recommendation: Response requested
Comments: A response is needed from the sponsors of this proposal that brings reviewers up-to-date on progress toward interim goals described for Phase 1, including returning numbers, smolt releases, smolt-to-adult return rates (SARs), etc.

The proposal is well done, although superficial on details of releases relative to the Phase I and Phase 2 objectives and presentation of any results on performance by hatchery stocks at the interim management points. Given the well-described logic path in the first part of this proposal's narrative, reviewers expected to see some evaluation of recent performance versus stated goals.

Technical and scientific background: This section contains technical items but very little scientific background. The abundant literature on results and consequences of releasing hatchery-produced fish of this and related species into waters is not discussed as it may pertain to the project. The section does contain a lot of information that would fit nicely into the proposal section on rationale but doesn’t fit well into the technical section.

The most recent prior ISRP review recommended “Fundable at the Phase 1 level only”. The ISRP noted that future funding would likely be contingent upon proposals better addressing longstanding ISRP concerns from previous reviews and presentation of Phase 1 M&E results. Implementation of the full-scale production program (Phase Two) will be dependent on M&E results from the first phase of the program. It is important that the NPTH production remain at the reduced Phase I level throughout this initial review and evaluation period.

The concerns of the ISRP in that review remain relevant to this 2006 review: “The ISRP remains concerned that planning for the hatchery and its M&E include all possible management and response alternatives including termination of the program due to either success or failure in achieving program objectives. As noted in FY00 review, the ISRP recommends that a full and consistent decision tree be developed as the program moves forward. The tree should specify all triggers, including intermediate levels and timelines that if not achieved would forestall Phase 2 construction, or even lead to termination of the program itself. The history of fisheries management in the Columbia River basin is replete with projects that failed to achieve their objectives in part or even completely. Thus, in spite of the need for this project, and the enthusiasm of its implementers, it would seem prudent to plan for all possible outcomes.”

The major issue currently in play for this supplementation project is as follows: The NPTH has two phases of construction management. These phases are the result of issues arising during the Final Design process. During that process, the Council approved construction of a smaller scale, more temporary NPTH program, based on concerns by the ISRP in their FY2000 review. Implementation of the full-scale production program (Phase Two) will be dependent on M&E results from the first phase of the program. As a result of the smaller scale of Phase 1, production numbers were decreased and facility infrastructure was designed to meet a reduced cost.

The original design target production for NPTH was 2.8 million fall Chinook sub-yearlings and 768,000 spring Chinook juveniles. Revised Phase I production goals were set at 1.4 million fall Chinook sub-yearlings and 625,000 spring Chinook juveniles and biological triggers for each stock were established for the implementation of Phase II (Table 1).

Summary of Biological Triggers for phased expansion of NPTHC.

Stock: Spring Chinook

Biological Trigger: Smolt-to-adult return rates for NPTH produced spring Chinook salmon in Lolo and Newsome creeks meet or exceed 0.4% for 4 out of 5 years (approximately 546 returning adults to the Clearwater River subbasin from Phase I production).

Stock: Fall Chinook

Biological Trigger: Returning NPTH adults to Site 1705 sufficient to produce 500,000 sub-yearling smolts (approximately 800 returning adults to the Clearwater River subbasin from Phase I production).

Stock: Early-Fall Chinook

Biological Trigger: Returning naturally produced adults to Luke’s Gulch or Cedar Flats sufficient to produce 100,000 sub-yearling smolts (approximately 120 to 170 returning adults to the Clearwater River subbasin from early-fall Chinook natural production)."

M&E is the subject of a companion proposal (Project 198335003) and is not directly covered here. The M&E will address possible expansion to Phase 2. The first complete set of adults should return by end of 2007. A symposium is planned for the following year. The benefits to focal species are unknown pending supplementation analysis.

Objectives: Long- and short-term goals are given and are well described in considerable detail. The efficacy of NATURES rearing technique is being assessed. The methods are adequate, but lacking detail.

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