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Proposal 198902401: Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Outmigration and Survival in the Lower Umatilla River Basin.

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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 Tara White

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 198902401
Proposal Name: Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Outmigration and Survival in the Lower Umatilla River Basin.
BPA Project Manager: Jonathan McCloud
Agency, Institution or Organization: Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Short Description: To evaluate migration patterns, abundance and survival of hatchery & natural smolts in the Umatilla basin using PIT tag technology; install an adult ladder detector at TMFD; assess affects of river variables on fish migration; monitor life history charac
Information Transfer: Information from this project will be used to address management objectives and critical uncertanties identified in the Umatilla Subbasin Plan and Umatilla RM&E Plan. Results will be shared through poster & oral presentations at professional symposia, in annual reports posted on the BPA website, and in peer reviewed publications. Information will be disseminated amoung co-managers at basin coordination meetings and used to adjust production practices & management strategies. Data will be forwarded to biologists in nearby basins to compare status and trends in fish production and applied regionally to conduct such activities as technical recovery team planning.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Tara White Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife 80866 Hwy 395 N
Hermiston OR 97838
Ph: 541.567.5318
Fax: 541.567.0293
Email: Tara.White@state.or.us
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Richard Carmichael Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife 203 Badgley Hall, One University Blvd.
LaGrande OR 97850
Ph: 541.962.3754
Fax: 541.962.3067
Email: rcarmich@eou.edu
Supervisor
Tara White Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife 80866 Hwy 395 N
Hermiston OR 97838
Ph: 541.567.5318
Fax: 541.567.0293
Email: Tara.White@state.or.us
Project Lead

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Columbia Plateau ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Umatilla ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
45 50' 119 20' Umatilla River Three Mile Falls Dam Juvenile Bypass Facility situated within West Extension Canal; RM 3.7, Umatilla River; T4N/R28E Umatilla, Oregon Umatilla Yes
45 50' 119 20' Umatilla River Three Mile Falls Dam east bank adult fish ladder; RM 3.7 Umatilla River; T4N/R28E Umatilla, Oregon Umatilla Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
All Anadromous Salmonids
Steelhead Middle Columbia River ESU
Pacific Lamprey
Resident Fish

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Repeated tasks 1-3, 5-6, 13, 15-16, & 20 from previous years. Completed design plans & specs for installation of a permanent PIT-tag detection system within the east-bank adult fish ladder at Three Mile Falls Dam.
2004 Repeated tasks 1-3, 5-6, 13, 15-16, 20 & 22 from previous years. (24)Upgraded PIT tag detection equipment, (25)nstalled a bird deterent system, (26)conducted species specific passage tests, completed facility modifications and prepared Umatilla RM&E Pla
2003 Repeated tasks 1-3, 5-6, 13, 15, & 20 from previous years. (22) Evaluated efficiency of the juvenile bypass, (23) attempted to install flate-plate antenna at the adult fish ladder to improve interrogation capabilities.
2002 Repeated tasks 1-6, & 13-15. (20) Initiated discussions for design & implementation of PIT-tag interrogation at TMFD east-bank fishway. (21)Evaluated relative survival between transported and non-transported (in-river) fish.
2001 Repeated tasks 1-6, 9, & 13-17. (18) Installed experimental detection system in adult ladder at TMFD and investigated feasibility of flatplate detection. (19) Conducted transport evaluation tests.
2000 Repeated tasks 1-3, 5-6, 9, & 13-14. (15) Conducted PIT-tag interrogation operations at WEID. (16) Upgraded to 134KHz PIT tag system at WEID. (17) Conducted trap efficiency tests with juvenile lamprey to estimate abundance.
1999 Repeated tasks 1-6 from 1997, & 8-9 from '98. (12)Installed 400KHz remote PIT tag interrogation system at WEID. (13)Monitored species comp & trends thru time. (14)Monitored relationship between flow & temperature & subyearling fall Chinook migration
1998 Repeated 1-4, & 6-7, 1997. (9)Conducted reach-specific survival tests with PIT tagged hatchery smolts. (10)Investigated feasibility of PIT tag use for smolt monitoring. (11)Evaluated new photonic marking techniques for use in smolt monitoring.
1997 Repeated 1-5, 1996. (6)Documented lamprey at trap sites. (7)Video monitored fish behavior & passage at TMFD. (8)Identified poor hydraulics for smolt passage &survival problems. Trapped using the rotary screw trap.
1996 Repeated 1-3 from 1995.(4)Determined species composition, fish condition, & fish numbers, & evaluate effects of summer transport (Westland canal)on smolt health & survival.(5)Determined diel patterns of smolt movement through the trap. Test VI-jet tags
1995 1)Assessed migration patterns & estimated abundance & survival (H/W smolts). (2)Documented resident fish species, various predators, fish condition, & assess disease. (3)Investigated effects of environmental variables on fish migration.

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 198343500 Umatilla Satellite Facilities O&M - CTUIR Project 198343500 receives data on coho migration & survival. Projects coordinate PIT tagging actvities and juvenile fish sampling and transport at Westland Canal.
BPA 198343600 Umatilla Passage Facilities O&M Project 198343600 maintains, repairs, & modifies the juvenile sampling facility at WIED for monitoring purposes. Project also receives information from the proposed project on juvenile fish passage problems at the canal site.
BPA 198710001 Umatilla Anad Fish Hab - CTUIR Project 198710001 receives information on smolt abundance which is used to evaluate fish habitat improvements. Proposed project uses thermograph data.
BPA 198710002 Umatilla Anad. Fish Hab - ODFW Project 198710002 receives water quality and smolt abundance data which is used to evaluate fish habitat improvements.
BPA 198802200 Umatilla Fish Passage Ops Project 198802200 receives and uses migrant data to determine timing of fish transport operations. Proposed project monitors production success of outplanted adult CHF, evaluates survival of transported fish,and conducts sampling at Westland Canal during fish trapping and transport operations.
BPA 198902700 Power Repay Umatilla Basin Pro Project 198902700 receives information on smolt survival and migration timing related to flow enhancement. Proposed work provides information to support Phase III pumping needs & Umatilla Basin Project Biological Opinion.
BPA 198903500 Umatilla Hatchery O&M - ODFW Project 198903500 receives information on migration success of fish reared at the Umatilla Hatchery to assist in adaptive management. Project 198903500 provides the proposed project with use of facilities, equipment, and test fish for PIT tagging and project monitoring.
BPA 199000500 Umatilla Hatchery - M&E Project 199000500 receives information on migration success & performance of hatchery -produced fish & uses it to identify the most effective hatchery practices. Project 199000500 and the proposed project regularly coordinate activities & share vehicles, office space, equipment, funding & personnel to facilitate completion of tasks. Both project share the responsibity for PIT-tagging hatchery fish for outmigration & performance monitoring.
BPA 199000501 Umatilla Basin Nat Prod M&E Project 199000501 receives information on smolt abundance, migration timing, &survival of natural smolts. PIT tagging of natural fish for outmigration monitoring is conducted by Project 199000501. PIT-tagging is supplemented by the proposed project in the lower river to augment the PIT tag database & support SAR estimates. Both projects coordinate activities to facilitate completion of tasks & share equipment.
BPA 199402600 Pacific Lamprey Population Sta Project 199402600 receives information on lamprey migration, abundance, life history patterns, & associations with environmental variables. These two projects also share equipment.
Other: BPA; NMFS BiOp RPA's RPA Action 179 Population Identification & Establishment of Recovery Goals The proposed project specifies tasks that monitor environmental characteristics, life history traits, abundance and survival of Mid-Columbia ESU listed juvenile summer steelhead.
Other: BPA; NMFS BiOp RPA's RPA Action 183 Habitat Effectiveness Monitoring Proposed project specifies tasks that will monitor salmonid response to flow enhancement strategies & water clarity in the lower river.
Other: BPA; NMFS BiOp RPA's RPA Action 184 Hatchery Effectiveness Monitoring Proposed project estimates numbers of progeny produced from outplanted hatchery fish (CHF); monitors size, health, quality of smolts and release locations, timiing and life stage of H?W fish; assess H/W fish interactions through migration timing.
Other: BPA; NMFS BiOp RPA's RPA Action 192 Hydropower Action to install adult PIT-tag detectors at FCRPS projects The proposed project specifies objectives to install a PIT tag detection system within the adult fish ladder at TMFD.
Other: BPA; NMFS BiOp RPA's RPA Action 193 Hydropower Actions The proposed project specifies objectives to install an adult ladder PIT tag detection system at TMFD

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Objective 1: Install an adult ladder detector at Three Mile Falls Dam. Umatilla Umatilla Subbasin Plan Management Objectives: 1, 2, 3 & 8; Umatilla RM&E Plan Objectives: 1c, 1d, 2a1, 2b, 3a, 3b, 8a1, 8a2; Regional RM&E Framework Questions: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, & 12 p 5:4-5
Objective 2: Determine migration timing, abundance and survival of natural spring Chinook salmon, fall Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and summer steelhead smolts and monitor trends in natural production. Umatilla Umatilla Subbasin Plan Management Objectives: 1, 2, 3 & 9; Umatilla RM&E Plan Objectives: 1a, 1c, 1d, 2a1, 2b, 3a, 3b, & 9a2; Regional RM&E Framework Questions:1, 3, 4, 5, 7, & 12. p 5:4-5, 5:8-9
Objective 3: Determine migration parameters and survival of hatchery-produced salmonids, including spring Chinook salmon, fall Chinook salmon, coho slamon and summer steelhead representing various rearing, acclimation & release strategies. Umatilla Umatilla Subbasin Plan Management Objectives: 1, 3, 8, & 9; Umatilla Subbasin Plan Strategy: Artificial Propagation Strategies 1-4; Umatilla RM&E Plan Objectives: 1a, 1c, 1d, 3a, 3b, 8a1, 8a2, 9a2; Regional RM&E Framework Questions: 5, 7, & 12. p5:4-6, 5:38-39
Objective 4: Monitor juvenile life history characteristics (age, size, condition, health and emigration timing) of hatchery and natural salmonids and evaluate trends over time. Umatilla Umatilla Subbasin Plan Management Objectives: 1, 3, & 9; Umatilla RM&E Plan objectives: 1c, 3a, 3b, 9a2. p 5:4, 5:5
Objective 5: Investigate the effects of river, canal, and fishway operations, and environmental conditions on fish migration and survival. Umatilla Umatilla Subbasin Plan Management Objectives: 10 & 12; Umatilla Subbasin Plan Strategies: Natural Production Strategy 1; Umatilla RM&E Plan Objectives: 10b, 12a, & 12b; Regional RM&E Framework Questions: 3 & 4. p 5:5, 5:8
Objective 6: Document temporal distribution and diversity of resident fish and pacific lamprey at lower river sites. Umatilla N/A N/A
Objective 7: Participate in planning and coordination activities and dissemination of results. Umatilla Umatilla Subbasin Plan Management Objectives: 14 & 15; Umatilla RM&E Plan Objectives: 14a, 15a, 15b. p 5:6
Objective 8: Compute productivity measures of natural salmonids. Umatilla Umatilla Subbasin Plan Management Objectives: 1, 2 & 3; Umatilla RM&E Plan Objectives: 1a, 2a1, 2b, 3a; Regional RM&E Framework Questions: 1, 3, 4, 7 & 12. p 5:4, 5:5

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
01a: Develop RM&E Methods and Designs Complete Construction; Install permanent PIT Tag detection system within the east bank adult fish ladder at Three Mile Falls Dam. Install a permanent PIT tag detection system w/in the adult fish ladder at TMFD. Design plans & specfications completed in FY05 will be used to guide construction. Field work will begin in July 2007 following annual shutdown and dewatering of the ladder. Work will be contracted out and completed no later than Sept 2007. Oversight of construction activities will be conducted by ODFW, PSMFC, and NOAA fisheries. Cooperating agencies include BOR, CTUIR, NOAA fisheries, ODFW, PSMFC and USFWS. Tasks include secure contractor; purchase antennas; complete construction; conduct pilot run and detection efficiency testing; transfer of system maintenance & oversight to PSMFC. 10/1/2006 9/30/2008 $169,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 1:
No Metrics for this Work Element

02a: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Monitor migration timing, abundance & survival of natural salmonids via smolt trapping and PIT tag interrogation at Three Mile Falls Dam and monitor trends in natural production. Natural migrants will be monitored via smolt trapping and PIT tag interrogation at Three Mile Falls Dam. Data collected will be used to estimate smolt abundance, survival, migration timing, species composition, and trends in prevalence. Collection efficiency of the trap will be estimated, biological data and information on race & origin documented, and juvenile salmonid data collected during mid summer transport operations at Westland Canal. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $153,410
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 2:
Primary R, M, and E Type: uncertainties, status &trend

02b: Mark/Tag Animals PIT-tag natural smolts Natural Chinook and steelhead smolts will be PIT-tagged annually to supplement efforts conducted by the Umatilla Natural Production M&E project (10,000 tags per species/ year) and the BOR (5,000 sts tags) . PIT tagging will be conducted to calibrate the trap efficiency, and enhance migration timing and survival estimates to JDD. Supplemental tagging of natural species will also augment the PIT tag database and support SAR estimates. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $45,851
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 2:
No Metrics for this Work Element

02b: Submit/Acquire Data Submit PIT tag files, tag forecast and extract PIT tag summary reports. Tagging, interrogation and recapture files will be uploaded to the PTAGIS database using Minimon & PITTAG3 software. Interrogation data collected at the juvenile bypass will be automatically submitted to PTAGIS on a daily basis. Detection data from the adult fish ladder will be manually downloaded and submitted to PTAGIS on a weekly basis. The PSMFC database will be queried and PIT tag summary reports downloaded regularly to provide capture histories for Umatilla River fish detected at the Three Mile Falls and mainstem Columbia River dams 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $47,802
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 2:
No Metrics for this Work Element

02c: Analyze/Interpret Data Determine migration timing, abundance & survival of natural smolts & monitor trends in natural production. An estimate of smolt abundance for naturally-reared species in the lower Umatilla River is essential to answering critical uncertainties surrounding production capacity and basin productivity. In addition, an understanding of migration success and survival is necessary to identify in & out-of-basin bottlenecks and estimate loss by life-stage. Smolt abundance will be derived from smolt trapping and trap collection efficiency. The Bootstrap method with 1,000 iterations will be used to obtain a variance. Migration timing will be determined from weekly abundance estimates expressed as a percentage of the total run over time. Smolt survival will be estimated using the SURPH model. Smolt abundance, migration timing and survival information will be forwarded to the Umatilla Natural Production M&E project and used to monitor productivity and trends in natural production. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $83,653
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 2:
Primary R, M, and E Type: uncertainties and status & trend

03a: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Monitor migration performance and survival of hatchery-reared juvenile salmonids Hatchery-reared juvenile steelhead, Chinook salmon, and coho salmon will be monitored via smolt trapping and PIT-tag interrogation at Three Mile Falls Dam (February to June). Data will be collected to evaluate migration parameters (timing, pattern, duration), weekly species composition, trends in prevalence and migrant survival of fish from various rearing and release strategies. Collection efficiency of the trap will be estimated, biological data and information on race & origin documented, and juvenile salmonid data collected during mid summer transport operations at Westland Canal.Field data will be recorded directly into the computer using a digitizer board. Quality control of field operations and data will be conducted. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $155,356
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 3:
Primary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties & status & trend

03b: Mark/Tag Animals PIT tag hatchery smolts Approximately 8,500 hatchery smolts will be PIT tagged and released in the Umatilla Basin annually by the Outmigration and Survival project. Tagging efforts will supplement those conducted by the Umatilla Hatchery M&E project (~6,000 tags) and the BOR (5,000 sts tags) for a combined tagging effort of 20,500 fish per year. Tagging levels will allow for estimates of smolt survival to TMFD and JDD (using the SURPH model) by species and rear/release group. The one exception to this is spring Chinook salmon, where only species level survival will be derived. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $95,604
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 3:
Primary R, M, and E Type: uncertainties research, status & trend monitoring

03c: Analyze/Interpret Data Evaluate migration performance and survival of hatchery-reared juvenile salmonids. Migration parameters (ie. timing, pattern, duration and travel speed) of spring Chinook salmon, fall Chinook salmon, summer steelhead and coho salmon will be analyzed to evaluate the performance of hatchery-origin relative to those of naturally-produced species. Survival will be estimated to determine in and out-of-basin loss by species and life-stage. Survival estimates will also be generated to support hatchery production monitoring and evaluation of optimal rearing and release strategies (see Hatchery M&E SOW). The SURPH model utilizing PIT tags and subsequent detections at Three Mile Falls and downstream Columbia River dams will be used to calculate survival (SURPH model v2.1). Migration timing & survival of hatchery species to TMFD and JDD will be reported to the Umatilla Basin Hatchery M&E project. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $59,752
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 3:
Primary R, M, and E Type: uncertainties and status & trend

04a: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Monitor juvenile life history characteristics of hatchery and natural salmonids and assess trends over time. Length, age, weight, condition, health and smolt status will be collected on hatchery and natural spring Chinook salmon, fall Chinook salmon, coho salmon and summer steelhead to monitor life history characteristics, evaluate trends over time and assess potential impacts of the hatchery program on natural populations. The hatchery supplementation program is managed to minimize potential unintended impacts on life history characteristics of the native steelhead population. It is assumed that naturally-produced fish for broodstock will result in hatchery fish that mimic the behavioral characteristics of native fish, thus minimizing the impacts of the supplementation program. In order to detect shifts in native steelhead life history, long-term monitoring is required. The challenge of this approach is distinguishing whether these shifts are attributable to natural variability or hatchery supplementation. To acheive this, an understanding of the natural plasticity of native steelhead life history characteristics is required, in addition to how they are affected by environmental and ecological interactions. Fork lengths of all natural smolts and a subsample of hatchery smolts will be collected. Weights of natural fish will be sampled and weight/length relationships analyzed in conjunction with environmental variables. summer steeleahd scales and a sample of natural Chinook scales will be collected to determine the proportion of smolts in a particular age class migrating past TMFD. Chinook scales will also be used to differentiate species and race of natural migrants. Salmonids collected during trapping will be examined for smolt status, scale loss, body injuries, external parasites, bird marks, fungal infections and potential disease. Dead or diseased natural salmonids will be forwarded to ODFW fish pathology for analysis. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $71,703
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 4:
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status & trend monitoring

04b: Analyze/Interpret Data Evaluate juvenile life history characteristics of hatchery and natural smolts and assess trends over time. Life history characteristics including age, size, weight, condition, health, timing and smolt status of hatchery and natural migrants will be assessed to depict status and trends over time. Life history characteristics will also be evaluated to ensure potential negative impacts of the Umatilla hatchery program on naturally-reared steelhead and Chinook salmon are minimized. Migration timing of hatchery and naturally-produced smolts will be compared by calculating the percent of the run that passes TMFD on a weekly basis and testing for significant differences (Kolmogorov-Smirnov analysis). 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $35,851
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 4:
Primary R, M, and E Type: status & trend

05a: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Measure river turbidity and monitor canal and fishway operations During monitoring at West Extension Canal's juvenile bypass, facility operations and canal settings will be recorded daily to associate with species-specific detection patterns and rates. Operational changes at Three Mile Falls Dam's east bank adult fish ladder will also be recorded. This infomration will help illuminate the effect operational changes in canal and fishway operations have on bypass efficiency and fish movement. Water clarity data will be recorded daily. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $11,950
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 5:
Primary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties research

05b: Submit/Acquire Data Obtain thermograph and flow data from cooperating agencies. Data on river discharge, water temperature and diversion will be downloaded from teh USBR website. Information on Phase I &II pumping and McKay Resevoir releases will be obatined from teh USBR website and Oregon Deprtment of Water Resources. Environmental variables, including river discharge, flow augmentation, and water temperature are monitored annually to characterize conditions in the Umatilla River and to assess their effects on smolt migration timing, fish entrainment rates and survival. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $23,901
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 5:
No Metrics for this Work Element

05c: Analyze/Interpret Data Evaluate the effects of river canal and fishway operations and environmental variables on fish migration and survival. Physical and environmental variables including river discharge, flow augmentation, water temperature and water clarity are monitored annually to characterize conditions in the Umatilla River and to assess their effects on smolt survival, fish entrainment rates and emigration success. Relationships between the smolt migration timing in the lower river versus river discharge, water temperature and water clarity will be correlated. Relationships of fish entrainment rate versus flow magnitude, river diversion, water temperature and clarity will be assessed using regression analysis. The proportion of smolts passing a trap site during flow augmentation from McKay Resevoir will be summarized using time series analysis. Facility operations and canal setting will be tracked to illuminate their effects on juvenile fish behavior and bypass efficiency. Associations between canal diversion rate, river discharge and water temperature and trapping efficiency will be determined using multiple regression analysis. Associations between proportionate use of passage routes by smolts past TMFD (adult fish ladder and juvenile bypass) will be assessed. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $47,802
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 5:
Primary R, M, and E Type: uncertainties research

06a: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Document temporal distribution and diversity of resident fish and pacific lamprey captured at lower river trap sites. Resident fish captured during smolt trapping will be identified, measured for length and ennumerated to assess distribution and changes in species diversity through time. Juvenile lamprey moving downstream and captured in lower river traps will be documented. Lamprey will be ennumerated, measured for length, and smolt status assessed. Data will be forwarded to the Umatilla Lamprey Research and Restoration project. Project & field assistance will be provided for upriver lamprey trapping when required.. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $23,901
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 6:
Secondary R, M, and E Type: status & trend monitoring

07a: Coordination Coordinate with local and regional groups and integrate information in assessments of the Umatilla Program Personnel will participate in monthly Umatilla Rivers OPeration Group meetings, Umatilla Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation Oversight Committee (UMMEOC) meetings, and development of the Annual Operating Plan for the Umatilla Hatchery and Basin. The UMMEOC provides a forum for discussing and implementing adpative management strategies based on past performance and research results. Additionally staff will coordinate with local and regional researchers, program staff and co-managers. Information will be shared with projects from nearby basins including John Day, Walla Walla and Grande Ronde to compare status and trends in fish production, abundance and habitat. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $51,703
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 7:
No Metrics for this Work Element

07b: Manage and Administer Projects Submit draft Scope of Work, Budget, Spending Plan, Accrual Estimates, and Reports. An annual report will be completed to comply with BiOp reporting requirements. A statement of work (SOW), budget, spending plan, and accrual estimate will be submitted annually three months prior to the start of each contract year. An annual report will be produced that summarizes work conducted within each contract year. Each annual report will be organized as follows: Abstract, INtroduction, Description of Study Area, Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusions and Recommendations. Pisces Status Reports will be completed on a monthly basis. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $149,381
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 7:
No Metrics for this Work Element

07d: Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Obtain NEPA/ESA Clearance A 4(d) take permit and report will be submitted to ensure consistency with ESA requirements. Summer steelhead which are listed as threatened in the Middle Columbia River ESU, will be captured, handled and released during fish trapping. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) authorizes take of summer steelhead under the provisions of the 4(d) ruling. Take will be reported annually in a comprehensive report provided to NOAA Fisheries with copies to BPA. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $5,975
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 7:
No Metrics for this Work Element

07e: Produce/Submit Scientific Findings Report Present findings within professional forums and journals. Project findings will be analyzed and presented for peer review in scientific journals, professional meetings and forums. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $95,604
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 7:
No Metrics for this Work Element

08a: Analyze/Interpret Data Compute productivity measures for natural species. Natural productivity measures including smolt-yield-per spawner, smolt-per-female, egg-to-smolt survival and SAR's will be computed annually for spring Chinook salmon, fall Chinook salmon and summer steelhead and forwarded to the Umatilla Natural Production M&E project for comparative analysis. Adult return infromation will be obtained from disposition tables maintained by the Umatilla Hatchery M&E and Natural Production M&E projects. Fecundity data from hatchery conspecifics will be used to compute egg-to-smolt estimates. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $35,851
Biological Objectives Metrics
Objective 8:
Primary R, M, and E Type: status and trend
Primary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties research


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel 3 FTE, 1PTE and 1 seasonal employee (5 mo) $152,708 $160,344 $168,361
Fringe Benefits 57% on permanent employees and 67% on seasonal employees $91,683 $96,267 $101,080
Supplies SS includes a 3% increase by Fiscal Year $21,751 $22,404 $23,075
Travel Per diem & lodging for 6 days; 3% increase per fiscal year $600 $618 $637
Overhead Indirect rate held steady @ 35.87% $95,680 $100,304 $105,154
Other FY2007 includes $169K for implementation of TMFD adult ladder detector ($145K construction & $24K for antennas). FY07-09 includes 8,800 PIT tags @$2.06/tag per year. No overhead charged on these items. $187,128 $18,128 $18,128
Totals $549,550 $398,065 $416,435

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$1,364,050
Total Work Element budget$1,364,050

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
BOR Implementation of adult ladder PIT tag detection system at TMFD. $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 In-Kind Under Development
BOR PIT tags for summer steelhead $20,600 $20,600 $20,600 In-Kind Confirmed
PSMFC TMFD adult ladder detector: monitoring construction, installing& testing equip, site maintenance & w $31,640 $12,040 $12,040 Cash Confirmed
USFWS Implementation of adult ladder PIT tag detector $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Under Development
Totals $52,240 $32,640 $32,640

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$435,706 $455,922 Budgets include 5% annual increase in PS, 3% increase in SS. Indirect rates are held steady at 35.87%.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Future oversight and maintenance of the proposed adult ladder detector at TMFD will be conducted by PSMFC.
 
Termination Date Comments
None This project is considered long-term trend monitoring; lifespan 15 years+ as identified in the Umatilla RM&E Plan. Implementation of the PIT tag detection system in the adult ladder at TMFD is considered a one year project in FY07. Future monitoring & maintenance of the PIT tag system & equipment will be conducted by PSMFC.
 
Final Deliverables
Final reports and peer reviewed publications.

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
$ 0
FY 2008 Budget
$ 0
FY 2009 Budget
$ 0
Total NPCC Rec
$ 0
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Do Not Fund
Comments:


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

FY 2007 Budget
$ 0
FY 2008 Budget
$ 0
FY 2009 Budget
$ 0
Total NPCC Rec
$ 0
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Comments:

Local or MSRT Comments: OSPIT recommends holding project funding to FY06 levels and flatlined. OSPIT hopes to find greater synergies with the three M&E projects (199000500, 199000501 and 198902401) for other possible budget reductions.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: This is a very thorough proposal with thorough methods that justify continuation. A history of the project to date was covered in detail in over ~ 20 pages. This project should assist in providing critical evaluation information to the set of Umatilla projects. And the ISRP encourages the proponent to publish results and observations in the formal fisheries literature. Monitoring and evaluation of smolt yields and survivals is the focus of the investigations. Some adaptive management is evident (e.g., steelhead releases moved to lower reaches), clearly indicating the benefits of this type of work.

The project should provide data on egg-to-smolt survival and/or smolts-per-spawner as a function of spawner density to augment the information provided in table 4 (p 33). This is the key response variable in monitoring population dynamics and towards evaluation of management actions.

There may also be a possibility, worth exploring, to collaborate with other tagging studies (e.g., POST), and to explore alternative methods for estimation of adults to relate smolt yields to spawner abundance more effectively.

See ISRP comments on the “Umatilla Initiative” under proposal 198343600.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: This is a very thorough proposal with thorough methods that justify continuation. A history of the project to date was covered in detail in over ~ 20 pages. This project should assist in providing critical evaluation information to the set of Umatilla projects. And the ISRP encourages the proponent to publish results and observations in the formal fisheries literature. Monitoring and evaluation of smolt yields and survivals is the focus of the investigations. Some adaptive management is evident (e.g., steelhead releases moved to lower reaches), clearly indicating the benefits of this type of work.

The project should provide data on egg-to-smolt survival and/or smolts-per-spawner as a function of spawner density to augment the information provided in table 4 (p 33). This is the key response variable in monitoring population dynamics and towards evaluation of management actions.

There may also be a possibility, worth exploring, to collaborate with other tagging studies (e.g., POST), and to explore alternative methods for estimation of adults to relate smolt yields to spawner abundance more effectively.

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