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Proposal 199104700: Sherman Creek Hatchery - O&M

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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
January 10, 2006 Finalized Rich Watson

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199104700
Proposal Name: Sherman Creek Hatchery - O&M
BPA Project Manager: Gregory Baesler
Agency, Institution or Organization: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Short Description: Operate and maintain Sherman Creek Hatchery and the Lake Roosevelt Net Pens to aid in the restoration and enhancement of the Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake Fisheries. SCH is a key component of the Lake Roosevelt Fishery Enhancement Project.
Information Transfer: Information on Sherman Creek Hatchery and Lake Roosevelt is available in printed format from WDFW Annual Reports, along with Printed and Electronic Reports from BPA. Monitoring and evaluation information from the Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program is available as Electronic Reports from BPA.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Rich Watson WDFW 2315 North Discovery Place
Spokane Valley, WA. 99216-1566
Ph: (509) 892-7862
Fax: (509) 921-2441
Email: watsorbw@dfw.wa.gov
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Mitch Combs WA State Dept of Fish and Wildlife 152 Mellenberger Road
Kettle Falls, WA 99141
Ph: 509-738-6971
Fax: 509-738-4971
Email: mcombs@plix.com
Technical Contact
Rich Watson WDFW 2315 North Discovery Place
Spokane Valley, WA. 99216-1566
Ph: (509) 892-7862
Fax: (509) 921-2441
Email: watsorbw@dfw.wa.gov
Form Submitter

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Intermountain ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Columbia Upper ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
Lake Roosevelt Sherman Creek Hatchery Ferry, Washington Columbia Upper No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Interior Redband Trout
Kokanee
Rainbow Trout
White Sturgeon Upper Columbia River Population

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M, 2005 APG Ongoing, #'s n/a kokanee salmon yearlings released and #'s n/a wild redband rainbow trout yearlings released and #'s n/a rainbow trout fingerlings reared for net pen production.
2004 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M, 2002 APG Completed, 707,916 kokanee salmon yearlings released and 38,142 wild redband rainbow trout yearlings released and 206,808 rainbow trout fingerlings reared for net pen production.
2003 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M, 2003 APG Completed, 619,847 kokanee salmon yearlings released and 14,309 wild redband rainbow trout yearlings released and 268,327 rainbow trout fingerlings reared for net pen production.
2002 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M, 2002 APG Completed, 588,106 kokanee salmon yearlings released and 45,714 triploid rainbow trout yearlings released and 266,217 rainbow trout fingerlings reared for net pen production.
2001 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M, 2001 APG Completed, 793,161 kokanee salmon yearlings released and 58,859 wild redband rainbow trout yearlings released and 249,560 rainbow trout fingerlings reared for net pen production.
2000 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M, 2000 APG Completed, 575,573 kokanee salmon yearlings released and 32,449 wild redband rainbow trout yearlings released and 197,379 rainbow trout fingerlings reared for net pen production.
1999 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M, 1999 APG Completed, 550,468 kokanee salmon yearlings released and 9,725 wild redband rainbow trout yearlings released and 238,139 rainbow trout fingerlings reared for net pen production.
1998 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M, 1998 APG Completed, 487,000 kokanee salmon yearlings released and 192,461 rainbow trout fingerlings reared for net pen production.
1997 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M, 1997 APG Completed, 265,313 kokanee salmon yearlings released and 140,359 rainbow trout fingerlings reared for net pen production.
1996 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M, 1996 APG Completed, 286,253 kokanee salmon yearlings released and 142,072 rainbow trout fingerlings reared for net pen production.
1995 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M, 1995 APG Completed, 275,609 kokanee salmon yearlings released and 101,116 rainbow trout fingerlings reared for net pen production.
1994 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M, 1994 APG Completed, 1,072,921 kokanee salmon fry/yearlings released.
1993 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M, 1993 APG Completed, 988,070 kokanee salmon fry/yearlings released.
1992 Sherman Creek Hatchery O&M, 1992 APG Completed, 1,022639 kokanee salmon fry/Yearlings released.

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: WDFW [no entry] Colville Trout Hatchery (WDFW) Provides egg taking, incubation and early rearing of wild redband rainbows for stocking through net pens on Lake Roosevelt.
BPA 199001800 Rainbow Tr Hab/Pass Impr Prog Habitat improvement in Lake Roosevelt tributaries for rainbow trout juvenile rearing and adult passage to increase natural production.
BPA 199104600 Spokane Tribal (Galbr Sprgs) H Produce kokanee salmon and rainbow trout for stocking into Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake. Operated conjunctively with Sherman Creek Hatchery to maximize the attributes of each facility while optimizing production. STH is the primary incubation, and early rearing facility.
BPA 199404300 Lake Roosevelt Data Collection Monitors and evaluates effects of hatcheries and stocking on Lake Roosevelt fisheries; collects fisheries and limnological data for reservoir modeling.
BPA 199500900 Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout N Net Pen Project rears 530,000 rainbow trout yearlings supplied from Sherman Creek and Spokane Tribal Hatcheries for annual release into Lake Roosevelt.
BPA 199501100 Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhanceme Monitors native kokanee stock interactions and development, and fish entrainment through Grand Coulee Dam.
BPA 199502700 Lake Roosevelt Sturgeon Restoration and enhancement of the Lake Roosevelt white sturgeon population. Coordinate efforts with the Transboundry Upper Columbia White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative.
BPA 199700400 Resident Fish Above Chief Joe Informational exchange / Blocked Area Coordination.
BPA 200102900 Ford Hatchery Improvement O&M Produce kokanee salmon for stocking into Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake. Operated conjunctively with Sherman Creek and Spokane Tribal Hatcheries.
BPA 200204700 Artificial Production Review Participate and coordinate artificial production efforts with ongoing projects and future reform measures.
BPA 200205100 Sub Basin Planning Participate and provide information as needed for future program direction.
BPA 200300500 Hatchery & Genetics Mgmt Plan Develop and incorporate HGMP format and measures

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species Incorporate hatchery genetic management plan guidelines (appropriate stock selection, marking, and release strategies to supplement natural production and for harvest applications). Intermountain 2A1 (b,c,d), 2A2 (b,c,d,e), 2C1 (d,f) 34- 13,14,15
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish Artiffically produce kokanee salmon and rainbow trout per State and Tribal management objectives currently at 4.3 million kokanee fry/fingerlings, 475,000 kokanee yearlings and 750,000 rainbow trout fingerlings annually for release into project area. Maintain and improve existing artificial production programs/net pens. Use native redband stock where biologically prudent. Enhance white sturgeon populations through artificial production,(UCWSRP). Intermountain 1A5 (a,b,c,d), 2A2 (b,c,d,e), 2C1/2C2 (a,b,c,d,f) pgs (34-7,13,14,15 26-14,15,16) 34-7,13,14,15,1

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
01: Maintain Hatchery Sherman Creek Hatchery / Net Pens - Maintenance and Repair. The Sherman Creek Hatchery and associated net pens and equipment will be maintained in a fully operational state at all times. The hatchery staff will follow WDFW guidelines for hatchery operations and maintenance. The Sherman Creek facility will be kept in a functional state of repair with attention to site appearance and grounds maintenance. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $141,621
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

02: Rear Fish Domestic Stock Rainbow Trout Rearing Rear up to 300,000 rainbow fingerlings for transfer into the Lake Roosevelt Net Pens for winter rearing. These fish will be received from the Spokane Tribal Hatchery in June at 90 fish per/lb and reared in the raceways until they are transferred to the net pens in October at approximately 15 fish per/lb. These fish will then be held over winter for release into Lake Roosevelt after the spring drawdown. 6/1/2007 10/15/2009 $101,794
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

03: Rear Fish Yearling Kokanee Acclimation and Release Acclimation will commence with transfer of up to 300,000 kokanee from the Spokane Tribal Hatchery in March to Sherman Creek Hatchery. These will be received at 25 fish per/lb. They will be reared under current WDFW fish culture guidelines and released in June at 10+ per/lb. 4/1/2007 6/15/2009 $68,157
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

04: Rear Fish Wild Redband Rainbow Trout Incubation, Rearing and Release Rear up to 100,000 wild redband rainbow trout yearlings in the net pens for release into Lake Roosevelt. The Colville Fish Hatchery performs incubation and early rearing then transfers these fish to Sherman Creek’s net pens in November for release the following October at >10 fish per pound. This portion of the project is attempting to address the use of native stocks as outlined by the Independent Scientific Review Panel. 11/1/2006 10/15/2009 $94,712
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

05: Maintain Fish Health Fish Health Monitoring To produce healthy fish through an effective fish health monitoring and feeding / rearing water flow and denisty program. Disease prevention and treatments are per WDFW policy. The WDFW Fish Health Program preforms the fish health monitoring for both the Sherman Creek and Spokane Tribal Hatcheries. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $44,258
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

06: Trap/Collect/Hold/Transport Fish - Hatchery Fish Transfers and Fish Plants Transfers and plants from the Spokane Tribal Hatchery to Sherman Creek / Lake Roosevelt and transfers from Sherman Creek to the Lake Roosevelt Net Pens have increased with the implementation of the Kokanee fry, yearling and net pen programs. The number of transfers in and out of Sherman Creek Hatchery has increased from seven loads in 1992 to currently (2006) over sixty tanker loads. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $92,942
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

07: Spawn Fish Spawning Spawning operations at Sherman Creek Hatchery will follow WDFW current broodstock collection and Fish Health spawning guidelines and policies. This is to ensure genetic diversity and to prevent the spread of any known pathogens. While initial kokanee egg take goals were at 13 million annually, we will coordinate with the Lake Roosevelt Hatchery Coordination Team on kokanee, wild redband rainbow, and wild white sturgeon adults available for spawning. Egg takes depending on lot size will be handled in the following manner, small egg takes will remain at the Colville Hatchery for incubation while large egg takes will be shipped to the Spokane Tribal Hatchery. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $68,157
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

08: Spawn Fish Alternate Brood Stocks Alternate brood sources (i.e. Kootenay Lake) will continue to be sought and evaluated for future use to improve returns, utilize native stocks and to increase kokanee populations throughout the reservoir. There has been a very deliberate effort to follow the recommendations of the ISRP and use native and indigenous stocks for propagation. To date Sherman Creek Hatchery has imported native Kootenay Lake Kokanee, from 300,000 in 1998 to 3,100,000 in 2005 for use on the Lake Roosevelt Project. These are Meadow Creek Stock and initially reared at the Spokane Tribal Hatchery. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $33,638
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

09: Outreach and Education Outreach and Education The hatchery staff represented WDFW and BPA on the Lake Roosevelt Water Festival Organization Committee, which prepares for the annual fourth-grade event. SCH and BPA were joint presenters for the ninth year at the water festival, providing hands-on instruction to more than 500 students from the surrounding area. We also participate with Kettle Falls High School Chemistry and Biology classes in their annual field study at SCH. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $26,553
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

10: Coordination Coordination and assisting of activities Hatchery staff from WDFW will continue to coordinate activities with those of the Spokane Tribal Hatchery, Colville Confederated Tribe, Lake Roosevelt Sturgeon Project and the Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $17,705
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
No Metrics for this Work Element

11: Manage and Administer Projects SOW, Accrual and Metrics Reporting Prepare, submit and monitor Scope of Work/Contract. Plan and manage hatchery operations. Participate in local and regional project coordination within and outside of WDFW. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $62,843
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

12: Produce Status Report Quarterly / Monthly / Fiscal Reporting Produce: Monthly Stock/Plant Reports(WDFW), Quarterly/Pisces Reports(BPA), Monthly Fiscal/Billing Reports(WDFW/BPA). 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $106,218
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

13: Produce Annual Report Submit Annual Report for Review Prepare and submit Annual Reports to both coordinate and share information / accomplishments with project co-managers and to fullfill contract obligations with BPA. 11/1/2006 9/30/2009 $17,705
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element

14: Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Obtain/Maintain Permits Maintain necessary and required permits in coordination with WDFW, BPA and NPS. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $8,851
Biological Objectives Metrics
Protect Genetic Integrity of Resident Fish Species
Restore Harvestable Populations of Resident Fish
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel 2.17 FTE (Includes Project Manager, Fish Health Specialist and 2 Fish Hatchery Specialists) $90,927 $95,473 $100,247
Fringe Benefits *See Personnel $32,454 $34,076 $35,780
Supplies Includes fish feed, fish therapuetants, grounds and facility maintenance supplies and materials, utilities and office supplies. $94,972 $99,720 $104,706
Travel Includes fish health sampling/monitoring, employee training, and interagency coordination. $3,333 $3,499 $3,674
Overhead Currently @ 28.79% (less fish feed and capitol) $59,094 $62,048 $65,151
Totals $280,780 $294,816 $309,558

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$885,154
Total Work Element budget$885,154

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
$325,037 $341,289 Base FY'09 O&M cost plus 5% annual increase.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Continued O&M with some small equipment needs.
 
Termination Date Comments
NA Artificial production to mitigate for fish/habitat loss in order to meet biological objectives.
 
Final Deliverables

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date

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 Budget
$280,780
FY 2008 Budget
$294,816
FY 2009 Budget
$309,558
Total NPCC Rec
$885,154
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: ISRP fund in part: funding continues but part of funding contingent on outcome of a workshop with the ISRP to address ISRP concerns.


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

FY 2007 Budget
$280,780
FY 2008 Budget
$294,816
FY 2009 Budget
$309,558
Total NPCC Rec
$885,154
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Comments:
NPCC Staff Comments: ISRP fund in part: funding continues but part of funding contingent on outcome of a workshop with the ISRP to address ISRP concerns.

Local or MSRT Comments: No change to proposed budget.


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

Recommendation: Fundable in part
NPCC Comments: The project sponsors provided some data to show limited success of the hatchery kokanee propagation and to support a proposal to try alternative methods and monitor results. Their response did not really address the issue of walleye predation and the ways it can be managed to reduce impacts on hatchery kokanee.

The reviewers concluded that this project is fundable in part to continue the native redband trout and triploid rainbow trout, but there is no justification to continue production of kokanee salmon unless they are being produced to stock Banks Lake. The ISRP recommends that only female triploids be stocked, because male triploids (in mixed sex production lots) will engage in courtship behavior with native trout, possibly leading to gamete waste (from the native trout). The ISRP notes that standardized Quality Assurance/Quality Control protocols are not yet established for using sterile female triploids to provide recreational angling in waters inhabited by native trout. Large-scale production of triploid female rainbow trout is not 100% effective. Sponsors should have the production lots they stock evaluated for the percentage of triploids, and report this as part of the project monitoring. The efficacy of avoiding hybridization between stocked and native trout is unknown when less than 100% of the stocked fish are triploids. Ongoing evaluation of hybridization in contemporaneous native trout populations will be needed in the future. Stocking triploid females to provide recreational angling in regions with highly sensitive native populations is not yet justified. See Kozfkay, J. R., J. C. Dillon, and D. J. Schill. 2006. Routine use of sterile fish in salmonid sport fisheries: are we there yet? Fisheries 31(8):392 - 401.


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

Recommendation: Fundable in part
NPCC Comments: Project sponsors wrote (p. 27): "The Lake Roosevelt kokanee artificial production program has been plagued with walleye predation, early maturation, skewed sex ratios and entrainment which likely contribute synergistically to reduced hatchery kokanee numbers in the reservoir. The twin goals of developing a fishery that can be utilized for subsistence and recreational purposes as well as be self-sustaining had not been reached, despite extensive monitoring and adaptive management based on study results."

This and other Fish and Wildlife Program efforts to produce viable hatchery-based kokanee fisheries from fish communities that also support fisheries for predatory fishes have not been successful. The ISRP recommends "not fundable" for all projects or project elements directed to rearing and stocking, or habitat enhancement, for kokanee salmon in communities including walleye, bass (smallmouth or largemouth), northern pike, or lake trout unless populations of these predators can be reduced to and maintained at levels so low that they cannot control the abundance of kokanee salmon. The project is fundable in part for continued production of redband and triploid rainbow trout.

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