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Proposal 198909800: Idaho Supplementation Studies

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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 Doug Taki

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 198909800
Proposal Name: Idaho Supplementation Studies
BPA Project Manager: Roy Beaty
Agency, Institution or Organization: Idaho Department of Fish and Game/NPT/SBT/USFWS
Short Description: The goal of the Idaho Supplementation Studies is to evaluate supplementation as a recovery/restoration strategy for spring/summer Chinook salmon in Idaho. The project is a multi-agency effort, covering 30 streams throughout the Salmon and Clearwater subba
Information Transfer: The ISS program regularly makes project data available to such regional databases as StreamNet, PTagis, CSMEP, and PNAMP either through agency representatives, daily data uploads via the internet, or direct data requests. Data summaries are provided to BPA through joint annual reports that incorporate the input of all program cooperators. The ISS project also maintians a centralized server that houses project data and website to allow all cooperators access for data storage, summary, and specific analyses.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Doug Taki Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Fort Hall P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall ID 83203
Ph: 208.239.4568
Fax: 208.478.3986
Email: dtaki@shoshonebannocktribes.com
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Carrie Bretz Idaho Fishery Resource Office-USFWS PO Box 18
Ahsahka, ID 83520
Ph: 208.476.7242
Fax: 208.476.7228
Email: carrie_bretz@fws.gov
Project Lead
Technical Contact
Jerald Lockhart Nez Perce Tribe P. O. Box 1942
McCall ID 83638
Ph: 208.634.5290
Fax: 208.634.4097
Email: jerryl@nezperce.org
Project Lead
Technical Contact
Doug Taki Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Fort Hall P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall ID 83203
Ph: 208.239.4568
Fax: 208.478.3986
Email: dtaki@shoshonebannocktribes.com
Form Submitter
Project Lead
David Venditti Idaho Department of Fish and Game 1414 E. Locust Lane
Nampa, ID 83686
Ph: 208-465-8404
Fax: 208-465-8434
Email: dvenditti@idfg.idaho.gov
Project Lead
Technical Contact

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Mountain Snake ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Salmon ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
45.8246 -115.4136 American River Control Stream Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
44.4441 -115.2453 Bear Valley Creek Control Stream Valley, Idaho Salmon No
46.4003 -114.4685 Big Flat Creek Treatment Stream Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
46.5752 -114.5934 Brushy Fork Control Stream Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
46.1074 -115.9436 Clear Creek Treatment Stream Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
46.4321 -114.5543 Colt Creek Treatment Stream Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
46.6467 -114.6712 Crooked Fork Lochsa River Control Stream Clearwater, Idaho Clearwater No
45.8189 -115.5288 Crooked River Treatment Stream Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
44.2557 -114.3121 East Fork Salmon River Treatment Stream Custer, Idaho Salmon No
46.2944 -115.7429 Eldorado Creek Control Stream Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
44.1429 -114.2879 Herd Creek Control Stream Custer, Idaho Salmon No
44.8837 -115.5070 Johnson Creek Treatment Stream Valley, Idaho Salmon No
45.2622 -115.9023 Lake Creek Control Stream Idaho, Idaho Salmon No
45.1704 -113.8676 Lemhi River Control Stream Lemhi, Idaho Salmon No
46.3731 -116.1524 Lolo Creek Treatment Stream Clearwater, Idaho Clearwater No
44.4473 -115.2195 Marsh Creek Control Stream Custer, Idaho Salmon No
45.8416 -115.6188 Newsome Creek Treatment Stream Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
45.4409 -113.9964 North Fork Salmon River Control Stream Lemhi, Idaho Salmon No
44.6808 -114.0383 Pahsimeroi River Treatment Stream Lemhi, Idaho Salmon No
46.5173 -114.7640 Papoose Creek Treatment Stream Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
46.1732 -115.6001 Pete King Creek Treatment Stream Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
45.0351 -115.7260 Secesh River Control Stream Valley, Idaho Salmon No
45.6418 -116.2740 Slate Creek Control Stream Idaho, Idaho Salmon No
44.9514 -115.7357 South Fork Salmon River Treatment Stream Valley, Idaho Salmon No
46.5139 -114.8677 Squaw Creek Treatment Stream Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
44.2210 -114.9333 Valley Creek Control Stream Custer, Idaho Salmon No
44.3603 -114.7412 West Fork Yankee Fork Treatment Stream Custer, Idaho Salmon No
45.8712 -114.7274 White Cap Creek Control Stream Idaho, Idaho Clearwater No
45.7145 -115.3361 Red River Treatment Stream Idaho, Idaho Clearwater Yes
44.1510 -114.8862 Salmon River Treatment Stream Custer, Idaho Salmon 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 Completed NPCC/ISRP Programmatic Review Issue 10 Report DOE/BP-00020863-1 Report 05-25 (Available on the IDFG website. BPA has not yet loaded this report)
2004 Released the last ISS smolt groups into treatment streams.
2003 Released the last ISS pre-smolt supplementation groups into treatment streams Report 03-37 (Available on IDFG website. BPA will re-load on their site) Report DOE/BP-00006630-2 Report DOE/BP-00004998-1 Report DOE/BP-00004127-4
2002 The last groups of adults were collected for ISS broodstocks. Broodstock creation was extended through 2002 to increase the number of streams receiving “full” treatment levels Continued supplementation evaluation on treatment and control streams
2001 Continued supplementation of treatment streams and monitoring of control streams, continued monitoring of juvenile survival and abundance, and monitoring of adult returns. Report DOE/BP-00004012-2
2000 Continued supplementation of treatment streams and monitoring of control streams, continued monitoring of juvenile survival and abundance, and monitoring of adult returns.
1999 Continued supplementation of treatment streams and monitoring of control streams, continued monitoring of juvenile survival and abundance, and monitoring of adult returns Report DOE/BP-00006630-1 Report DOE/BP-00004012-1
1998 Continued supplementation of treatment streams and monitoring of control streams, continued monitoring of juvenile survival and abundance, and monitoring of adult returns
1997 Monitored adult returns from prior releases and natural spawning and juvenile production. Continued supplementation brood stock production and juvenile releases.
1996 Completed first series of small scale investigations 1992-1994. Technical Report 96-3 ICFWRU Monitored adult returns and juvenile emigration Broodstock production and juvenile releases Report DOE/BP-014664 Report DOE/BP-01466-4A
1995 Release of progeny from supplementation brood stocks to treatment streams; continued brood stock development Monitored adult returns from prior releases and natural spawning. Used adults from earlier ISS releases in broodstocks Report DOE/BE-00004127-3
1994 Release of progeny from supplementation brood stocks to treatment streams; continued brood stock development Report DOE/BP-00004127-2
1993 Release of progeny from supplementation brood stocks to treatment streams; continued brood stock development. Monitored treatment and control streams Report DOE/BP-01466-2 Report DOE/BP-00004127-1
1992 Began supplementation (juvenile releases) and monitoring of treatment and control streams. Monitoring included PIT tagging and juvenile and adult abundance estimates.
1991 Published study design Began preliminary baseline data collection on treatment and control streams including stock history, genetic sampling. Initiated development of local brood stocks to provide future releases.

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: LSRCP [no entry] Sawtooth, Pahsimeroi, McCall, Clearwater Hatcheries Operate adult weirs used by the ISS program
Other: Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Fund 014-04-SA Lemhi River Conservation Plan Personnel from the ISS program are also contributing to and collaborating in the development of this monitoring and evaluation program
Other: Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Fund 015-04-SA Lemhi River Conservation Plan Personnel from the ISS program are also contributing to and collaborating in the development of thismonitoring and evaluation program
BPA 198335003 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery M&E Coordination of field activities and data collection efforts
BPA 198712700 Smolt Monitoring By Non-Feder ISS tags a significan number of known source, wild Chinook salmon juveniles whose detections can be used by this program
BPA 198810804 Streamnet (CIS/NED) ISS program distributes information to this regional database through our agency representative
BPA 198909801 Salmon Studies Id Rvrs USFWS Cooperator
BPA 198909802 Salmon Studies Id Rvrs NPT Cooperator
BPA 198909803 Salmon Studies Id Rvrs SBT Cooperator
BPA 199005500 Id Steelhead M&E Studies Coordination of field activities and data collection efforts
BPA 199008000 Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Informa ISS program uploads daily PIT tag files to this regional database
BPA 199102800 Pit Tagging Wild Chinook Coordination of field activities and data collection efforts
BPA 199107100 Sockeye Salmon Hab & Limnologi Coordination of field activities and data collection efforts
BPA 199107200 Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Ca Coordination of field activities and data collection efforts
BPA 199107300 Idaho Natural Production Monit Coordination of field activities and data collection efforts.
BPA 199403300 Fish Passage Center ISS tags a significan number of known source, wild Chinook salmon juveniles whose detections can be used by this program
BPA 199405000 Salmon River Habitat Enhance Coordination of field activities and data collection efforts
BPA 199506335 Klickitat Fishery YKFP M & E While the ISS is an experimntal study and YKFP M&E is an ongoing population maintenance program, results from both may be used in a regional evaluation of supplementation.
BPA 199602000 Pit Tagging Spring/Summer Chin ISS tags a significan number of known source, wild Chinook salmon juveniles whose detections can be used by this program
BPA 199604300 Johnson Creek Artificial Propa Coordination of field activities and data collection efforts
BPA 199700100 Idaho Chinook Salmon Captive R Coordination of field activities and data collection efforts
BPA 199703000 Listed Stock Adult Escapement Coordination of field activities and data collection efforts
BPA 200001900 Tucannon River Spring Chinook These two programs are evaluating different types of supplementation, but results from both may be used in a regional evaluation of supplementation.
BPA 200206200 Chinook Return Quantification ISS tags a significan number of known source, wild Chinook salmon juveniles whose detections can be used by this program
BPA 200303600 CBFWA Monitor/Eval Program ISS regularly provides data to this program as requested

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Assess outofbasin factors affecting smolt outmigra Populations status monitoring Clearwater 4.3.1 - VIII.3 collect and analyze juvenile mortality from FCRPS and conduct surveys to enable calculation of returns per spawner for chinook 76
Calculate mainstem mortality Use detections of PIT tagged smolts to estimate mortality during migration. Clearwater 1A1 - Examine mainstem mortality associated with differential migration timing.. 14
Delevelop smolt to adult return ratios Using juvenile and adult weirs to enumerate smolt abundance and returning spawners, produce smolt to adult ratios for Chinook salmon. Clearwater 4.2.2 - 1.A.1 and 1.A.2 determine population specific smolt-to-adult return rates (SAR) for anadromous salmonids on a representative set of index streams. Determine population-specific smolt-to-adult return rates for chinook salmon... 14, 15
Delevelop smolt to adult return ratios Using juvenile and adult weirs to enumerate smolt abundance and returning spawners, produce smolt to adult ratios for Chinook salmon. Salmon 1.A2 Determine population specific smolt-to-adult return rates (SAR) for anadromous salmonids on a representative set of index streams. Determine population-specific smolt-to-adult return rates for chinook salmon... 20, 25
Estimate freshwater productivity In addition to adult weirs, redd counts, and juvenile trapping we will conduct multiple pass carcass surveys on ISS study streams collecting the necessary biological samples to estimate sex ratio, pre-spawn mortality, parentage analyses, age structure, weir efficiency, and origin (natural, ISS, or GP hatchery). Salmon Strategy 3C3 - Determine population productivity on a representative set of index streams 25
Estimate juvenile and adult abundance Operate adult weirs to monitor adult escapement. Operate screw traps to estimate juvenile abundance. Salmon Strategy 3C1 - Quantify population specific adult and juvenile abundance information for focal species on a representative set of index streams. 25
Estimate juvenile freshwater survival rate Combine information from screw traps, PIT tag detections and the SURPH2 model to determine survival by life history stage to compare between treatment types and stream classifications. Salmon 1A1, 2A1, 2A2, 3A2, 3C3 21, 23, 24, 25,
Estimate juvenile freshwater survival rate Using adult traps to quantify returning adults and redd counts to estimate the number of spawning adults (and subsequesnt offspring), and juvenile traps to estimate smolt densities, the ISS project will estimate smolts per female. Salmon Strategy 3A2 - Determine juvenile or smolt per female measurement to further knowledge of freshwater productivity 25
Identify origin of adult Chinook salmon Conduct multiple pass carcass surveys on ISS study streams collecting the necessary biological samples to estimate sex ratio, pre-spawn mortality, parentage analyses, age structure, weir efficiency, and origin (natural, ISS, or GP hatchery strays). Salmon Strategy 3C1 - Quantify population specific adult and juvenile abundance information for focal species on a representative set of index streams. 25
Identify reproductive contribution of adults Collect DNA samples from juvenile and adult Chinook salmon to identify the reproductive contribution of natural, ISS, and/or GP hatchery stray origin adults and to compare genetic indices over time for supplemented and unsupplemented populations. Salmon 1B4, 2A2&7, 3A2, 3C4 "ISRP 2003-8 pg 4" "NPPC memo dated 7/9/2003 M. Fritsch to F&W Comittee Members pg 1" "ISRP/ISAB 2005-15 pg 7, 9" "ISRP 2005-14 pg 85" 21, 24, 25, 25
Investigate population status Assess current status of natural and hatchery derived populations of salmon Clearwater 4.3.1 - VIII.1 Identify tributary specific life history characteristics, juvenile and adult migration patterns, survival factors, adult spawner abundance, distribution, timing and parentage, spawning success, spawner to spawner ratios 75
Sustain or rebuild natural production w/hatchery f Use supplementation adults to augment natural production Clearwater 4.3.1 - VIII.4 Use direct adult and juvenile outplants and measure recruitment success of outplants and natural spawning progeny 75,76

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 ESA Take Reporting Cooperate with BPA environmental personnel to ensure continued compliance documentation are being completed. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $126,400
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Produce Biop/Metrics Report A special annual report will be required for the FCRPS Biological Opinion Annual Progress Report. The format for this report will be provided by BPA's project manager as soon as the report format is finalized. The actions areas under the Biological Opinion that this contract will be required to report on are: RPA 180, RPA 182, and contingent on funding and approval of program change of scope RPA 185. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $50,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Coordinate ISS Program Activities with Cooperating Agencies Attend relevant inter- and intra-agency meetings, workshops, training as required to coordinate program activities. Coordinate activities and share project information through attendance and participation in professional meetings (e.g., AFS, CBFWA Implementation Reviews, NPCC) and meetings with other regional supplementation programs. In addition, coordinate with state, federal, and tribal hatcheries integrated with the ISS project. Also includes day to day operations of the project for administration, logistics, and operations of the project to collect, analyze, summarize, and report data, results, and conclusions 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $47,400
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Prepare Proposal Package for FY10 Provincial Review All cooperators contribute to a joint proposal for the next funding cycle. 1/1/2008 12/31/2009 $47,400
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Produce Cooperative SOW Prepare a cooperative Statement of Work for the upcoming contract year that identifies research objectives and tasks completed by the IDFG, NPT, SBT, and USFWS. Identify and outline methods to abide by tribal and agency policies and procedures as required for project operational, safety, personnel, finance, and administrative actions. The first draft will be available for technical review by each agency beginning 15 September, and will be submitted to BPA by 1 October. Each agency will be responsible for constructing a budget for individual agency contracts, and providing BPA with budget accruals and invoicing estimates as requested. 9/15/2007 10/1/2009 $47,400
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Produce Joint Annual Reports Prepare a cooperative annual report that documents ISS research activities supported by the IDFG, NPT, SBT, and USFWS that are associated with Chinook salmon Brood Years. This will include adult return information (spawning surveys) and juvenile production and emigration through spring of 2009. Final drafts will be submitted to the BPA by May 1. 10/1/2006 5/1/2009 $94,800
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Produce Quarterly Reports Update quarterly progress reports and submit within 15 days of the end of each calendar quarter. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $6,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce/Submit Scientific Findings Report Prepare, submit Peer Reviewed Journal Article Prepare draft manuscript - draft preparation before significant intra-contractor technical review. Internal technical review of manuscript - submission of the manuscript for in-house, internal technical review. External technical review of manuscript - this may include submission to interagency cooperators, a request for technical review by posting on the BPA website, sending the manuscript to the COTR for review or other such requests for technical review before submission to a peer-reviewed journal. Submit manuscript - submitted to a journal for peer review and publication. Revise manuscript - manuscript has been returned for major revision. Manuscript has not been accepted by the journal for publication. Use this until the manuscript has been rejected or accepted. 1/5/2007 9/30/2009 $126,400
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Analyze/Interpret Data Estimate Adult Production in ISS Study Streams Complete data analysis of adult production evaluation points collected in 2003 (redd counts, adult returns to weirs, carcass data) to estimate the following: 1) adult Chinook salmon escapement across all study streams using redds, 2) escapement by origin in select streams using weirs, 3) straying, and 4) redd production attributable to ISS and stray adults. This interim production comparison will be completed annually, with products incorporated into annual progress reports 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $126,400
Biological Objectives Metrics
Estimate freshwater productivity
Estimate juvenile and adult abundance
No Metrics for this Work Element

Analyze/Interpret Data Estimate Juvenile Production in ISS Study Streams Complete data analysis of juvenile production by estimating outmigration of naturally produced Chinook salmon. This interim production comparison will be completed annually, with products incorporated into annual progress reports. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $126,400
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Analyze/Interpret Data Estimate Juvenile Survival to Lower Granite Dam Estimate minimum survival and estimated overall survival using the SURPH model to Lower Granite Dam and arrival timing at Lower Granite Dam by life stage for juvenile Chinook salmon from ISS treatment and control streams based on PIT tag detections at Lower Granite, Little Goose, Lower Monumental, and McNary dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $126,461
Biological Objectives Metrics
Calculate mainstem mortality
Estimate juvenile freshwater survival rate
No Metrics for this Work Element

Analyze/Interpret Data Perform Microsatellite Parental Exclusion Tests Determine if there are statistically significant differences in the reproductive contribution between natural, ISS supplementation, and GP hatchery adults when measured in the resulting progeny. 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $225,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Identify reproductive contribution of adults
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Additional Carcass Surveys Intensify carcass surveys beyond multiple pass redd counts, remove various structures from carcasses for aging, collect length, sex, DNA, egg retention information, and examine for the presence of fin clips, coded wire tags, radio tags, VI tags, and other tags. Remove snouts from carcasses containing coded wire for laboratory analysis. Additional carcass collection effort will be provided by the following BPA funded programs: Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation - BPA Project # 1991-073-00 (Valley Creek), Captive Rearing Program for Salmon River Chinook Salmon - BPA Project # 1997-00-100 (EFSR, WFYF), NPTH Project #: 1983 350 03 Lolo Creek, Newsome Creek, Eldorado Creek, JCAPE Project #: 1996-043-00 Johnson Creek. 7/1/2007 9/30/2009 $750,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Identify origin of adult Chinook salmon
Primary R, M, and E Type: status and trend monitoring

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect DNA from Juvenile Chinook Salmon at ISS Traps Collect DNA samples from juvenile Chinook salmon to identify the reproductive contribution of natural, ISS, and/or GP hatchery stray origin adults and to compare genetic indices over time for supplemented and unsupplemented populations. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $50,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Identify reproductive contribution of adults
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties Research

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect DNA Samples from Adult Chinook Salmon at ISS Wiers Collect tissue samples for DNA analysis from all adult Chinook salmon released to spawn naturally upstream of escapement weirs. DNA samples will be used to quantify production and productivity estimates for wild/natural and supplementation adults. Samples are currently being collected and archived. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $50,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Identify origin of adult Chinook salmon
Identify reproductive contribution of adults
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties Research

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Conduct Redd Counts and Carcass Surveys Conduct redd counts and carcass surveys on all ISS study streams. Redd counts will be used as the primary measure of adult escapement since not all study streams contain weirs to intercept adults. Record redd locations and document the number of live fish and their origin (hatchery or natural) during each survey. Pertinent biological information (length, sex, DNA, retained eggs, marks/tags) will be collected from all Chinook salmon carcasses encountered. Redd counts on Herd Creek (16.4 km survey lenght) will be performed for the SBT by the Salmon River Habitata Evaluation project (Program # ) pending access to private property. NPT project BPA# 1983-350-03 conducts redd counts and carcass surveys in Lolo and Newsome Creeks and NPT project BPA# 1996-043-00 conducts redd counts and carcass surveys in Johnson Creek. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $1,264,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Estimate juvenile and adult abundance
Identify origin of adult Chinook salmon
Identify reproductive contribution of adults
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Monitor Adult Escapement into Study Streams Use existing weirs and other escapement monitoring techniques to identify, collect, mark, and enumerate adults escaping into ISS study streams. Record fork length, age, marks, tags, and gender on all supplementation, general production, and wild/natural fish collected at these weirs. Release all returning wild/natural adult Chinook salmon upstream of weirs, and release up to equivalent numbers of supplementation adults. All general hatchery production fish collected at weirs on ISS treatment streams will be taken to the hatchery or released downstream of the weir. Additional adult escapement data for Lolo Creek, Eldorado Creek, and Newsome Creek provided by NPTH personnel BPA program # 1983 350 03, adult escapement data in Johnson Creek provided by JCAPE personnel BPA program # 1996 043 00. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $189,600
Biological Objectives Metrics
Estimate juvenile and adult abundance
Identify origin of adult Chinook salmon
Identify reproductive contribution of adults
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Operate Juvenile Screw Traps Operate juvenile screw traps in ISS study streams to estimate the number of Chinook salmon parr, pre-smolt, and smolts migrating out of ISS study streams. Record data on fork length, weight, number of juveniles captured, and marked fish recaptured to estimate brood year production. This will provide annual estimates used to test the effect of treatment over time. This WE will be conducted concurrently with WE 158 to provide marked fish to compute migration estimates. Additional juvenile production data will be provided for additional ISS study streams by the following non-ISS contracts: Johnson Creek - Johnson Creek Artificial Production Enhancement M&E Project # 1996-043-00; Lolo Creek, Eldorado Creek, and Newsome Creek - Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Project #: 1983-350-03. This work element includes post-season repair and maintenance to screw traps and other field equipment as needed. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $632,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Provide Snouts to Laboratories for CWT Extraction and Reading Provide snouts containing CWT's collected during redd/carcass surveys to those laboratories contracted to extract, read, and upload the CWT data to state/federal/regional databases. IDFG utilizes the LSRCP CWT laboratory at the Nampa Research facility (Cooperative Agreement Number 141105J008). NPT utilizes the NPT CWT Laboratory SBT utilizes the IDFG Nampa Research CWT Lab USFWS utilizes the CWT laboratory at the IFRO office at Dworshak National Fish Hatchery. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $6,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
Identify origin of adult Chinook salmon
Identify reproductive contribution of adults
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties Research

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Supplemental Data Collection Cooperative data collection and data transfer for other Columbia River basin Chinook salmon R M & E programs. 10/1/2006 10/1/2009 $20,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Delevelop smolt to adult return ratios
Estimate juvenile freshwater survival rate
No Metrics for this Work Element

Create/Manage/Maintain Database Maintain Project Servers and Databases Upload all juvenile Chinook salmon PIT tag release files to PTAGIS throughout the field season. Retrieve interrogated PIT-tag detections from Lower Granite, Little Goose, Lower Monumental and McNary dams to estimate minimum survival estimates to Lower Monumental Dam. Additional PIT tag files will be provided by the following non-ISS contracts: Johnson Creek - Johnson Creek Artificial Production Enhancement M&E Project # 1996-043-00; Lolo Creek, Eldorado Creek, and Newsome Creek - Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Project #: 1983-350-03. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $120,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Calculate mainstem mortality
No Metrics for this Work Element

Install Fish Monitoring Equipment Install Screw Traps and Adult Weirs Install screw traps and adult weirs on select ISS study streams to estimate juvenile production and adult escapement to these streams. Adult weirs will also be used to manage adult ISS treatments and prevent general hatchery production fish from accessing spawning areas above them. NPT project BPA# 1983-350-03 install traps and weirs on Lolo and Newsome Creeks and NPT project BPA# 1996-043-00 install weir and trap on Johnson Creek with assistance from ISS. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $189,600
Biological Objectives Metrics
Estimate juvenile and adult abundance
No Metrics for this Work Element

Mark/Tag Animals Assist BPA with PIT Tag Purchase Complete appropriate BPA and PSMFC paperwork to assure an adaquate number of PIT tags are purchased and scheduled for delivery in time for distribution to the various ISS PIT tagging locations. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $1,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Mark/Tag Animals Mark Juvenile and Adult Chinook Salmon Tag or mark fish to obtain survival data, trap efficiencies, and population estimates. Provides for PIT tags to be detected at both juvenile and adult monitoring facilities in the Columbia River basin. Juveniles are PIT tagged in a number proportional to the daily catch. Juvenile emigration from each stream is estimated prior to the season, and, based on the number of PIT tags available, a tagging "schedule" is estblished where every "Xth" fish is tagged to distribute PIT tagging effort over the entire season. Tag usage is monitored throughout the season to ensure the number of juveniles tagged is tracking with the numbers projected. When deviations are detected, the interval between juveniles tagged is adjusted accordingly. In streams where sufficient numbers of juvenles large enough for PIT tagging are not available, Bismark-Brown dye or fin clips may be used to estimate trap efficiency. However, juveniles from these streams are PIT tagged as well for survival and migration timing estimates through the FCRPS. All adult Chinook salmon passed above weirs all recieve an opercal punch, which allows for an estimate of escapement and weir efficiency. NPT BPA Project # 1983-350-03 will mark in Lolo Creek, Eldorado Creek, and Newsome Creek. NPT BPA Project # 1996-043-00 will mark in Johnson Creek. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $1,390,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Delevelop smolt to adult return ratios
Estimate juvenile and adult abundance
Estimate juvenile freshwater survival rate
No Metrics for this Work Element

Submit/Acquire Data Manage PIT Tag Files Upload all juvenile Chinook salmon PIT tag release files to PTAGIS throughout the field season within 3 days of tagging. Retrieve interrogated PIT-tag detections from Lower Granite, Little Goose, Lower Monumental and McNary dams to estimate minimum survival estimates to Lower Monumental Dam. Additional PIT tag files will be provided by the following non-ISS contracts: Johnson Creek - Johnson Creek Artificial Production Enhancement M&E Project # 1996-043-00; Lolo Creek, Eldorado Creek, and Newsome Creek - Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Project #: 1983-350-03. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $379,200
Biological Objectives Metrics
Delevelop smolt to adult return ratios
Estimate juvenile freshwater survival rate
No Metrics for this Work Element

Submit/Acquire Data Upload ISS Juvenile Chinook Salmon Data to Centralized Database Transfer juvenile data collected each year that has been through QA/QC inspection to IDFG Nampa Research for upload to centralized ISS databases on the program website 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $126,400
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 SBT Contract & Budget $111,000 $116,550 $122,378
Fringe Benefits SBT Contract & Budget $31,635 $33,217 $34,878
Supplies SBT Contract & Budget $7,000 $7,350 $7,500
Travel SBT Contract & Budget $55,165 $57,733 $60,957
Capital Equipment SBT Contract & Budget $ 0 $1,000 $1,000
Overhead SBT Contract & Budget (19.63%) $40,200 $41,400 $43,400
Personnel IDFG Contract & Budget $331,600 $348,200 $365,600
Fringe Benefits IDFG Contract & Budget $273,500 $287,200 $301,500
Travel IDFG Contract & Budget $85,000 $89,200 $93,700
Supplies IDFG Contract & Budget $114,500 $120,200 $126,200
Overhead IDFG Contract & Budget (21%) $168,950 $177,400 $186,270
Capital Equipment IDFG Contract & Budget $5,000 $5,000 $10,000
Other IDFG Contract & Budget - PIT tags $62,700 $65,900 $69,200
Personnel NPT Contract & Budget $254,342 $269,602 $285,778
Capital Equipment NPT Contract & Budget $71,708 $76,011 $80,572
Supplies NPT Contract & Budget $55,685 $44,686 $45,974
Travel NPT Contract & Budget $37,922 $39,059 $40,231
Overhead NPT Contract & Budget (29.65%) $130,649 $133,899 $141,172
Other NPT Contract & Budget (PIT tags) $18,810 $18,810 $18,810
Other NPT Contract & Budget (subcontracts) $6,500 $6,500 $6,500
Fringe Benefits NPT Locality Adjustment (McCall) $20,770 $20,770 $20,770
Personnel USFWS Contract & Budget $62,858 $66,001 $69,301
Fringe Benefits USFWS Contract & Budget $30,960 $32,508 $34,133
Supplies USFWS Contract & Budget $5,194 $5,454 $5,726
Travel USFWS Contract & Budget $2,079 $2,183 $2,292
Overhead USFWS Contract & Budget (24.72%) $26,135 $27,442 $28,814
Other USFWS Contract & Budget (subcontract) $4,621 $4,852 $5,095
Totals $2,014,483 $2,098,127 $2,207,751

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$6,320,361
Total Work Element budget$6,320,361

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
$6,636,380 $6,968,198 Estimated budget includes IDFG, NPT, SBT, and USFWS budgets combined
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Through these two fiscal years, we do not anticipate O&M costs to rise in excess of inflation.
 
Termination Date Comments
12/31/2016 Adult monitoring and evaluation (weirs) will terminate in 2012. Juvenile monitoring and evaluation will conclude with BY12 smolt collection in 2014 ISS operations for 2015-2016 will be for analysis and writing
 
Final Deliverables
Completion Report 1 or more peer-reviewed publications

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date
No revised documents are associated with this request
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
$1,950,306
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$1,950,306
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$1,950,306
Total NPCC Rec
$5,850,918
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: Four sponsors and contracts for this one project (NPT). Scope of work not changed. Deferred maintenance and equipment replacement funds to outyears. Eliminated subcontracts for fish aging and statistical support. Eliminated increase in PIT tag numbers for improved precision. Eliminated merit/COLA and training.


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$131,847
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$ 0
Total NPCC Rec
$131,847
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: Four sponsors and contracts for this one project (USFWS).

Local or MSRT Comments: no tasks removed - note USFWS is $131,847 of 2007 funds


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$532,209
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$532,209
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$532,209
Total NPCC Rec
$1,596,627
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: Four sponsors and contracts for this one project (NPT).

Local or MSRT Comments: Scope of work not changed. Deferred maintenance and equipment replacement funds to outyears. Eliminated subcontracts for fish aging and statistical support. Eliminated increase in PIT tag numbers for improved precision. Eliminated merit/COLA and train


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$245,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$245,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$245,000
Total NPCC Rec
$735,000
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: Four sponsors and contracts for this one project (SBT).

Local or MSRT Comments: Included with the three other co-operators proposal


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

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$1,041,250
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$1,173,097
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$1,173,097
Total NPCC Rec
$3,387,444
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: Four sponsors and contracts for this one project (IDFG).

Local or MSRT Comments: no tasks removed - note USFWS is $131,847 of 2007 funds


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

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
Comments: This is an important project entering a final data collection phase, which will carry important implications for using supplementation as a strategy and for using large-scale ecosystem experiments in the Columbia River Basin. The ISRP reviewed a portion of the ISS in December 2005. The ISRP continues to recommend that they include an analysis of the data as an observational study using regression models. They have moved from hypothesis testing to a modeling approach. They are using a statistician from U of I that is highly qualified. They should continue to take note of advice from their statistician.

The technical explanation of supplementation was adequate but not remarkable. The important measures needed to evaluate supplementation, the practical difficulty of collecting the data under the environmental conditions in the Columbia River basin, and the challenges in implementing the initial ISS design are not well developed. A primary recurring ISRP concern is the adequacy of redd and carcass data. The redd data alone is of limited utility, which they recognize. They need to assess the carcasses originating from the various combinations of natural and hatchery fish. Precision and bias of the carcass counts needs to be measured regularly. The FY07-09 proposal is consistent with the material last reviewed. The ISRP recommends that future funding beyond FY08 be contingent ("Qualified") on reporting of results from 2006-2007 returns, in 2008, coupled with a presentation to reviewers. The ISS plans to follow the last cohorts, plus a year of subsequent natural production. Thus, the project should be complete by 2016.

The history of the project is adequately described and the difficulties in maintaining the study design are identified. The project proponents have not taken the lead in making progress of the ISS widely known. Modifications in the statistical design are largely a product of prodding by the ISRP with support of the Council.

Some of the biological objectives in Section 6, such as "assess out of basin factors affecting smolt outmigration" and "calculate mainstem mortality" do not seem particularly germane to the evaluation of supplementation.

At this point in the ISS, the critical element is estimating adult abundance and partitioning it and subsequent production by adult source - natural adults, supplementation adults, and general production hatchery adults. This is not a simple straightforward task but is essential to a robust statistical evaluation of the ISS and subsequent interpretation for management decisions.

It is not entirely clear from the work elements that the ISS proponents have fully considered and addressed the recommendations from the most recent ISRP review. Addressing bias and other difficulties with redd and carcass counts is not well developed; proponents are advised to review the approaches in project 199107300 Idaho Natural Production Monitoring.

There is a disappointing lack of peer reviewed literature submission; dissemination of information from this project has been poor. If robust data is collected and then appropriately analyzed, this project will provide benefit to the region by helping clarify whether there are benefits from supplementation.

If there are adverse effects to non-target populations they have occurred already but are not quantified.


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

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
Comments: This is an important project entering a final data collection phase, which will carry important implications for using supplementation as a strategy and for using large-scale ecosystem experiments in the Columbia River Basin. The ISRP reviewed a portion of the ISS in December 2005. The ISRP continues to recommend that they include an analysis of the data as an observational study using regression models. They have moved from hypothesis testing to a modeling approach. They are using a statistician from U of I that is highly qualified. They should continue to take note of advice from their statistician.

The technical explanation of supplementation was adequate but not remarkable. The important measures needed to evaluate supplementation, the practical difficulty of collecting the data under the environmental conditions in the Columbia River basin, and the challenges in implementing the initial ISS design are not well developed. A primary recurring ISRP concern is the adequacy of redd and carcass data. The redd data alone is of limited utility, which they recognize. They need to assess the carcasses originating from the various combinations of natural and hatchery fish. Precision and bias of the carcass counts needs to be measured regularly. The FY07-09 proposal is consistent with the material last reviewed. The ISRP recommends that future funding beyond FY08 be contingent ("Qualified") on reporting of results from 2006-2007 returns, in 2008, coupled with a presentation to reviewers. The ISS plans to follow the last cohorts, plus a year of subsequent natural production. Thus, the project should be complete by 2016.

The history of the project is adequately described and the difficulties in maintaining the study design are identified. The project proponents have not taken the lead in making progress of the ISS widely known. Modifications in the statistical design are largely a product of prodding by the ISRP with support of the Council.

Some of the biological objectives in Section 6, such as "assess out of basin factors affecting smolt outmigration" and "calculate mainstem mortality" do not seem particularly germane to the evaluation of supplementation.

At this point in the ISS, the critical element is estimating adult abundance and partitioning it and subsequent production by adult source - natural adults, supplementation adults, and general production hatchery adults. This is not a simple straightforward task but is essential to a robust statistical evaluation of the ISS and subsequent interpretation for management decisions.

It is not entirely clear from the work elements that the ISS proponents have fully considered and addressed the recommendations from the most recent ISRP review. Addressing bias and other difficulties with redd and carcass counts is not well developed; proponents are advised to review the approaches in project 199107300 Idaho Natural Production Monitoring.

There is a disappointing lack of peer reviewed literature submission; dissemination of information from this project has been poor. If robust data is collected and then appropriately analyzed, this project will provide benefit to the region by helping clarify whether there are benefits from supplementation.

If there are adverse effects to non-target populations they have occurred already but are not quantified.

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