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Proposal 199800704: Grande Ronde Basin Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Project: Northeast Oregon hatcheries implementation-ODFW

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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 Scott Patterson

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199800704
Proposal Name: Grande Ronde Basin Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Project: Northeast Oregon hatcheries implementation-ODFW
BPA Project Manager: Kenneth Kirkman
Agency, Institution or Organization: Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Short Description: This proposal augments Northeast Oregon spring Chinook programs with funds for Artificial production, fish health, and Redd count surveys to implement the Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Supplementation Project.
Information Transfer: Information will be used by Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), Nez Perce Tribe (NPT), and comanagers in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha Subbasins, as well as other anadromous fish managers in the northwest.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Scott Patterson ODFW 107 20th Street
La Grande, Oregon 97850
Ph: (541) 963-2138
Fax: (541) 963-6670
Email: Scott.D.Patterson@state.or.us
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Scott Patterson ODFW 107 20th Street
La Grande, Oregon 97850
Ph: (541) 963-2138
Fax: (541) 963-6670
Email: Scott.D.Patterson@state.or.us
Form Submitter

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?
117 51' 45 45 44' 00 Grande Ronde Lookingglass Hatchery Union, Oregon Grande Ronde Yes

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

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Comanagers operated acclimation facilities and released 105k in upper Grande Ronde River, 189k Catherine Creek, and 191k Lostine River. Redd count summaries include: 90 UGR, 74 CC, and 57 LR.
2004 Comanagers operated acclimation facilities and reelased 149k in upper Grande Ronde River, 163k Catherine Creek, 250k Lostine River. Redd count summaries: UGR 185, CC 96, LR 189.
2003 Comanagers operated acclimation facilities and released 237k in upper Grande Ronde River, 130k Catherine Creek, and 243k Lostine River smolts combine from conventional and captive brood programs. Redd count summaries: UGR 29, CC 167, and LR 194
2002 Comanagers operated acclimation facilities and released 151K upper Grande Ronde River, 181K in Catherine Creek, and 110K Lostine River. Adults were collected and spawned for production.
2001 Comanagers operated acclimation facilities in upper Grande Ronde River, Catherine Creek, and Lostine River. Released 2.5K GR, 137 CC, and 134K LR captive brood produced smolts.
2000 Comanagers operated acclimation facilities in upper Grande Ronde River, Catherine Creek, and Lostine River. Released 1.5K GR, 38K CC, and 35K LR captive brood produced smolts.
1999 Completed Lookingglass Hatchery Review considering limitations to meet GRESCSP goalsReviewed drafts of master plan documents prepared by or for NPT and provided comments to NPT. Wrote a captive broodstock alternative and submitted it to NPT for inclusion
1998 Completed long-term management plan for Grande Ronde endemic spring chinook program and applied for modification of ESA Section 10 Permit No. 1011. Plan was developed cooperatively with NPT, CTUIR, and USFWS.
1997 Comanagers installed temporary adult collection facilities in upper Grande Ronde River, Catherine Creek, and Lostine River and began collecting adult chinook. ODFW spawned and reared progeny of adults collected from Lostine River

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 199202604 Life Studies of Spring Chinook Co-managers utilize migration timing information from this project to determine when to collect juveniles for captive broodstock. Life history information will also be used to access the success of supplementation programs and smolt migration success.
BPA 199606700 Manchester Spring Chinook Capt Rear Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon captive broodstocks from Idaho’s Salmon River sub-basin and Oregon’s Grande Ronde River sub-basin. Provide pre-spawning adults, eyed eggs, and juveniles to aid recovery of these ESA-listed stocks.
BPA 199800702 Gd Ronde Supp Lostine O&M/M&E Operate adult trapping and juvenile acclimation facilities and conduct monitoring and evaluation in the Lostine River to implement the Lostine component of the Grande Ronde Basin Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Program (GRESCSP).
BPA 199800703 Grande Ronde Supp. O&M/M&E Operate adult trapping and juvenile acclimation facilities and conduct monitoring and evaluation in the upper Grande Ronde and Catherine Creek for spring chinook and steelhead and to implement the UGR and CC component of the GRESCSP.
BPA 199801001 Grande Ronde Captive Brood O&M Implement captive broodstock programs and associated research, monitoring, evaluation, and fish health for spring chinook salmon populations in Catherine Creek, upper Grande Ronde and Lostine rivers, to conserve genetic diversity and assist in recovery.
BPA 199801006 Captive Broodstock Artificial Implements the captive broodstock project through the collection of juvenile salmon from the wild and maintaining them in captivity. The founding generation is spawned at maturity and the resulting F1 generation is released back to the parental stream.
Other: USFWS LSRCP Northeast Oregon LSRCP Lookingglass Hatchery O&M This project supplements activities at Lookingglass hatchery for holding adults, incubation, and fish health. It also provides supplemental staff for multiple and extensive redd count surveys

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Artificial Production Artificial Production objectives include: 150,000 smolts for Catherine Creek, 250,000 smolts for Lookingglass Creek, 250,000 smolts for Lostine River, and 250,000 smolts for the Upper Grande Ronde. LSRCP mitigation Grande Ronde Hatchery production of 900,000 endemic stock spring Chinook for the Grande Ronde Subbasin for supplementation and harvest mitigation 86-87

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Incubate Eggs Incubate Eggs Incubate Catherine Creek, Lostine and Upper Grande Ronde endemic stock spring Chinook. Number of eggs is dependent on the strength of wild fish. 10/1/2007 9/30/2009 $66,982
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Maintain Fish Health Maintain Fish Health & Conduct Pathology Sampling According to Guidelines Established in the AOP's Screen adult females for BKD, perform one prophylactic medication treatment on juviniles (28-day), and produce a pre-release disease profile on Catherine Creek, Lostine River, and Upper Grande Ronde spring Chinook stocks. 10/1/2007 9/30/2009 $220,326
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Maintain Hatchery Maintain Hatchery Maintain the BPA adult holding building and fish health lab. 10/1/2007 9/30/2009 $70,315
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Spawn Fish Spawn Spring Chinook (Lostine, Catherine, U. Grande Ronde) Spawn spring chinook collected by NPT and CTUIR from the Lostine River, Catherine Creek, and Upper Grande Ronde. 10/1/2007 9/30/2009 $66,982
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Trap/Collect/Hold/Transport Fish - Hatchery Transport Fish Transport spring Chinook smolts to tribal operated acclimation raceways on Catherine Creek, Lostine River, and Upper Grande Ronde. Provide assistance on adult Chinook transfers. 10/1/2007 9/30/2009 $44,722
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Integrate Tribal, State, BPA, and LSRCP Artificial Spring Chinook Activities Integrate Tribal, ODFW, BPA and LSRCP activities into Annual Operation Plans 10/1/2007 9/30/2009 $40,996
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage and Administer Spring Chinook Prepare SOW with objectives and tasks consistence with state and tribal policies and procedures. 10/1/2007 9/30/2009 $24,988
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Annual Report Produce annual report with number females spawned, BKD screening results, and disease history of fish released. Summarize redd count results for Catherine Creek, Lostine River, and Upper Grande Ronde, 10/1/2007 9/30/2009 $31,579
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Status Reporting Pisces reporting 10/1/2007 9/30/2009 $9,414
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect Field Data (Spring Chinook Redds) Assist with multiple redd count surveys in the Grande Ronde Subbasin. 10/1/2007 9/30/2009 $122,936
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel F&W Tech 2 (6 months) $15,656 $16,479 $17,347
Personnel Eq. Op. 2 (0.5 month) $1,325 $1,395 $1,468
Personnel NRS-3 (Fish Health) (2 months) $9,606 $9,903 $10,425
Personnel F&W Tech 1 (12 months) $27,327 $28,766 $30,280
Personnel PEM-C (2 months) $10,183 $10,498 $11,051
Personnel NRS-3 (Fish Research) (2 months) $8,755 $9,501 $10,311
Personnel EBA (3 months) $5,796 $5,975 $5,975
Personnel EBA (3 months) $5,796 $5,975 $5,975
Personnel Microbiologist (2 months) $5,899 $6,402 $6,947
Fringe Benefits OPE 60% $54,206 $56,936 $59,867
Travel per diem, mileage, vehicle lease $3,432 $3,538 $3,648
Supplies Office supplies, UV supplies, medication, maintenance $15,549 $16,030 $16,526
Overhead overhead 35.87% $58,511 $61,480 $64,501
Totals $222,041 $232,878 $244,321

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$699,240
Total Work Element budget$699,240

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
BPA Lostine River acclimation and adult trapping $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 In-Kind Confirmed
BPA Catherine Creek acclimation and adult trapping $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 In-Kind Confirmed
BPA Upper Grande Ronde acclimation and adult trapping $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 In-Kind Confirmed
LSRCP Fish Health $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 In-Kind Confirmed
LSRCP Fish Research $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 In-Kind Confirmed
LSRCP Fish liberation Equipment and PS $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 In-Kind Confirmed
LSRCP Lookingglass Hatchery O&M $900,000 $900,000 $900,000 In-Kind Confirmed
ODFW license sales Fish Liberation Equipment $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 In-Kind Confirmed
ODFW license sales PS- Regional Management and District Biologists $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 Cash Confirmed
ODFW license sales Fish liberation PS $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 Cash Confirmed
Totals $2,030,000 $2,030,000 $2,030,000

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$240,000 $250,000 This is an onpoing project and will continue for the life of the four Lower Snake River dams providing restoration or mitigation
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
This contract is primarily a personal service contract to provide additional resources for fish health, fish culture, and fish research staffs for the GRBESCSP agreed to in the US v Oregon forum
 
Termination Date Comments
na This program will persist as long as the four Lower Snake River Dams are in operation.
 
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
$200,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$200,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$200,000
Total NPCC Rec
$600,000
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: See discussion of Programmatc Issue: supplementation m&e. The reduced budget reflects that the O&M needs for NEOH hatchery would not take place in 2007 or 2008, so the increased needs for O&M would not be required for this funding period. The recommended budget reflects holding to $200K, slightly below FY2006 level. Budget reductions not specific. Project to be implemented as proposed with reduced scope.


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$200,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$200,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$200,000
Total NPCC Rec
$600,000
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: See discussion of supplementation m&e in decision memo.

Local or MSRT Comments: OSPIT presumes that O&M needs for NEOH hatchery would not take place in 2007 or 2008, so the increased needs for O&M would not be required for this funding period. Given that presumption, OSPIT recommends holding to $200K for budget savings, slightly bel


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.

The ISRP makes the fundable (qualified) recommendation because scientific justification for the project depends on the funding of the M&E proposal 200713200.

As one of several projects that compose the Grande Ronde Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Program (GRESCSP), this project covers the ODFW role of operating the Lookingglass Hatchery and rearing a projected 900,000 smolts for release throughout the subbasin. It is the GRESCSP’s production element. The proposal presents a strong case for its continuation and funding. It details operations involving fish health, spawning, rearing, transport to release raceways, and coordination with co-managers.

Also included as monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is instream monitoring for redd counts as indices of adult return. More comprehensive M&E is covered under a separate proposal for Project 200713200.

This proposal lays out its project well. Hoped-for benefits are stated. The proposal relates clearly to priorities and objectives outlined in the GRESCSP. As a “conservation" project it meets the ISRP criteria. The funds requested are solidly matched with funds from other sources. The stated objectives are operational.

Presentation of results in the narrative proposal was adequate. It is too early in the production schedule to get data on returns, although survival rates of earlier life history stages could have been reported. Data from monitoring of fish health in the hatchery are presented. Redd counts for natural spawning are shown.

The ISRP commented that the proposal should include the objective of terminating the project when M&E determines either that it is not working or that it becomes successful enough that it is no longer needed. The project is designed to provide emergency risk management of spring/summer Chinook in the subbasin and ultimately to recover self-sustaining populations as out-of-subbasin stressors are addressed. If those stressors are not remedied, the long-term viability of the spring/summer Chinook is uncertain. The ISRP requested a response, in coordination with the other GRESCSP proposals, showing a decision tree detailing criteria for termination based on results, whether positive or negative. The response to this was thorough, its content describing a decision-tree process that recognized decision-making at several administrative levels. The sponsors’ presentation of the three manager-level criteria was a good effort and very satisfactory.


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

Recommendation: Response requested
Comments: As one of several projects that compose the Grande Ronde Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation Program (GRESCSP), this particular project covers the ODFW role of operating the Lookingglass Hatchery and rearing a projected 900,000 smolts for release throughout the subbasin. It is the GRESCSP’s production element, and the proposal presents a strong case for its continuation and funding. The proposal details operations involving fish health, spawning, rearing, transport to release raceways, and coordination with co-managers.

Also included as monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is in-stream monitoring for redd counts as indices of adult return. More comprehensive M&E is covered under a separate proposal for Project 200713200. Please refer to that project and to programmatic comments on M&E projects.

This proposal lays out its project well. Hoped-for benefits are stated. The proposal relates clearly to priorities and objectives outlined in the GRESCSP. As a “conservation" project it meets the ISRP criteria. The funds requested are solidly matched with funds from other sources. The stated objectives are operational.

The proposal should include the objective of terminating the project when M&E determines either that it is not working or that it becomes successful enough that it is no longer needed. The project is designed to provide emergency risk management of spring/summer Chinook in the subbasin and ultimately to recover self-sustaining populations as out-of-subbasin stressors are addressed. If those stressors are not remedied, the long-term viability of the spring/summer Chinook is uncertain. In coordination with the other GRESCSP proposals, a response is needed showing a decision tree detailing criteria for termination based on results, whether positive or negative.

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