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Proposal 198805307: Hood R Prod O&M - Ws/Odfw

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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative
Section 2: Project Location
Section 3: Project Species
Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Section 5: Relationship to Other Projects
Section 6: Biological Objectives
Section 7: Work Elements
Section 8: Budget
Section 9: Project Future
Section 10: Documents
Part 2. Reviews
Part 1 of 2. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status Form Generator
December 16, 2005 Finalized Alexis Vaivoda

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 198805307
Proposal Name: Hood R Prod O&M - Ws/Odfw
BPA Project Manager: Peter Lofy
Agency, Institution or Organization: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Short Description: Restore and maintain populations of summer and winter steelhead, and re-establish and maintain the spring chinook population in the Hood River subbasin. Steelhead and chinook broodstock will be held and spawned at the Parkdale Fish Facility.
Information Transfer: Information will be summarized and reported to BPA in the form of monthly, status, and annual reports. Project information will be shared and presented to HRPP co-managers (ODFW), NPCC, CBFWA, BPA, the Hood River Watershed Group, and the public through written and verbal means.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Alexis Vaivoda Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 6030 Dee Highway
Parkdale, Oregon 97041
Ph: 541-352-9326
Fax: 541-352-9365
Email: vaivoda@gorge.net
Form Submitter Hood River Production Program Manager
All Assigned Contacts
Sarah Branum
Ph:
Fax:
Email: stbranum@bpa.gov
BPA COTR
Jim Gidley Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 5620 Red Hill Drive
Parkdale, Oregon 97041
Ph: (541) 352-7936
Fax: (541) 352-7924
Email: jwg@gorge.net
Technical Contact
Parkdale Fish Facility Manager
Brad Houslet Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs PO Box C
Warm Springs, Oregon 97761
Ph: (541) 553-2039
Fax: (541) 553-1994
Email: bhouslet@wstribes.org
Supervisor
CTWS Fisheries Program Manager
Alexis Vaivoda Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 6030 Dee Highway
Parkdale, Oregon 97041
Ph: 541-352-9326
Fax: 541-352-9365
Email: vaivoda@gorge.net
Form Submitter
Project Lead
Hood River Production Program Manager

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Columbia Gorge ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Hood ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
045 31' 26 121 37' 13 Middle Fork Hood River Lat and Lon coordinates give the location of the Parkdale Fish Facility Hood River, Oregon Hood Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Chinook Lower Columbia River ESU
Steelhead Lower Columbia River ESU

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Implemented "real-time" genetics analysis into the broodstock program to help maintain the genetic integrity and prevent summer and winter crosses. Co-managers come to consensus about how to adaptively manage the Hood River Production Program.
2004 Spring chinook incubated to swim-up fry and then transferred to Round Butte Hatchery for the first time. Standard operation and maintenance. Discussions between the co-managers about how to proceed with the expansion.
2003 Hood River Program Review completed, this changed the outlook for the original "Parkdale Fish Facility Expansion". Standard operation and maintenance.
2002 Test wells dug for the original "Parkdale Fish Facility Expansion". First winter steelhead observed spawning in Rogers Creek below the facility. Standard operation and maintenance. Second year that only Hood River return chinook used as broodstock.
2001 Engineering completed for the original "Parkdale Fish Facility Expansion". Standard operation and maintenance. First year that only Hood River return chinook used as broodstock.
2000 Engineering initiated for the original "Parkdale Fish Facility Expansion". Production program for summer and winter steelhead and spring chinook up and running.
1999 First winter steelhead broodstock taken. First group of chinook eggs incubated to the eyed stage. First group of winter steelhead and spring chinook smolts acclimated.
1998 Parkdale Fish Facility completed. First summer steelhead broodstock taken. First spring chinook broodstock taken.

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 198805303 Hood River Production M&E - Ws Monitoring and evaluation of HRPP activities within the Hood River subbasin: acclimation, life history, distribution, water quality, chinook run estimations, tribal creel, and PIT tagging hatchery production.
BPA 198805304 Hood River Production M&E-ODFW Monitoring and evaluation of HRPP activities within the Hood River subbasin: juvenile screw traps, adult trap summaries, steelhead run estimations, sport creel, and PIT tagging natural production.
BPA 198805306 Hood R Prod O&M - PGE Pelton Ladder operation, maintenance, chinook rearing, and marking.
BPA 198805308 Hood R Powerdale/Oak Springs Powerdale Fish Trap operation, maintenance, adult broodstock collection, and upstream adult data collection. Oak Springs Hatchery operation, maintenance, steelhead incubation, rearing, and marking.
BPA 198805315 Hood River Art Prod Constructi Planning and engineering for retrofit/construction of the Parkdale Fish Facility and broodstock collection facilities for the HRPP.
BPA 199802100 Hood River Fish Habitat Planning and implementation of habitat restoration actions in the Hood River subbasin.
BPA 200305400 Repro of Steelhead In Hood Riv Genetic analysis and pedigree of anadromous and resident fish in the Hood River subbasin.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Maintain genetic integrity of steelhead Maintain the genetic integrity of the hatchery summer and winter steelhead stocks. Hood Maintain genetic monitoring program with hatchery broodstock to protect unique stock identity. 193
Maintain hatchery spring chinook returns Achieve an annual adult return of 750 hatchery spring chinook to the mouth of Hood River. Hood Continue acclimating and volitionally releasing spring chinook smolts. Follow recommendations from Program Review: use Hood R. brood, achieve smolt size (15 fish/lb), and improve smolt quality (reduce disease). 194-195
Maintain hatchery summer steelhead returns Achieve an annual adult return of 600 hatchery summer steelhead to the mouth of Hood River. Hood Continue to supplement the indigenous summer steelhead population with a hatchery program consisting of Hood R. origin broodstock and the volitional release of 40,000 summer steelhead smolts. 195
Maintain hatchery winter steelhead returns Achieve an annual adult return of 1,000 hatchery winter steelhead to the mouth of Hood River. Hood Continue to supplement the indigenous winter steelhead population with a hatchery program consisting of Hood R. origin broodstock and the volitional release of 50,000 winter steelhead smolts. 195
Retrofit Parkdale Fish Facility Retrofit Parkdale Fish Facility to accommodate the spring chinook smolt production for the subbasin. Changes necessary will include the ability to continue rearing spring chinook past the swim-up fry stage rather than transporting them to Round Butte Hatchery for rearing. Hood Consider moving production to Parkdale Fish Facility. If it appears the disease problems cannot be overcome in Pelton Ladder, production should be moved to a disease-free station, preferably in the Hood River subbasin. 194-195
Routine operation and maintenance of facility Provide management and data support for the routine operation and maintenance of the Parkdale Fish Facility. Hood The current HRPP supplementation strategy is scheduled through 2010 when Powerdale Dam is removed. This work will require the operation and maintenance of the Parkdale Fish Facility to carry out the associated objectives. 195

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 Ensure environmental compliance is current [Work Element Description Not Entered] 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $5,494
Biological Objectives Metrics
Routine operation and maintenance of facility
No Metrics for this Work Element

Acclimate Juvenile Fish Acclimate juvenile spring chinook at the Parkdale Fish Facility Acclimate and volitionally release approximately 30,000 juvenile spring chinook at the Parkdale Fish Facility. Non-migrant fish will be transported to the mouth of the Hood River. 3/1/2007 6/1/2009 $24,508
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain hatchery spring chinook returns
* # of fish released: 30,000
* Purpose of production program: Supplementation

Acclimate Juvenile Fish Acclimate juvenile winter steelhead at the Parkdale Fish Facility Acclimate and volitionally release approximately 25,000 juvenile winter steelhead at the Parkdale Fish Facility. Non-migrant fish will be transported to the mouth of the Hood River. 3/1/2007 6/1/2009 $24,508
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain hatchery winter steelhead returns
* # of fish released: 25,000 fish
* Purpose of production program: Supplementation

Incubate Eggs Incubate spring chinook eggs to the swim up fry stage Following spring chinook spawning, the fertilized spring chinook eggs are incubated at the Parkdale Fish Facility until they reach the swim-up fry stage. Swim-up fry are then transported to Round Butte Hatchery for further rearing (BPA Project No. 1988-053-06). 10/1/2006 4/1/2009 $17,953
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain hatchery spring chinook returns
* Purpose of production program: Supplementation
* # of eggs into program: 180,000
* # of fry (button-up) produced: 135,000

Maintain Fish Health Maintain spring chinook broodstock health Treat spring chinook broodstock regularly with prophylactic antiseptic treatments to prevent fungal infection and pre-spawning mortality. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $38,487
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain hatchery spring chinook returns
No Metrics for this Work Element

Maintain Fish Health Maintain summer steelhead broodstock health Treat wild summer steelhead broodstock regularly with prophylactic antiseptic treatments to prevent fungal infection and pre-spawning mortality. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $37,537
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain hatchery summer steelhead returns
No Metrics for this Work Element

Maintain Fish Health Maintain winter steelhead broodstock health Treat winter steelhead broodstock regularly with prophylactic antiseptic treatments to prevent fungal infection and pre-spawning mortality. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $38,487
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain hatchery winter steelhead returns
No Metrics for this Work Element

Maintain Hatchery Routine operation and maintenance of Parkdale Fish Facility grounds and equipment. [Work Element Description Not Entered] 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $306,433
Biological Objectives Metrics
Routine operation and maintenance of facility
No Metrics for this Work Element

Spawn Fish Kill spawn spring chinook Spring chinook broodstock are kill spawned in 1:1 (female:male) family groups, or pairings that do not exceed a 2x2 matrix. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $53,795
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain hatchery spring chinook returns
* # of Female non-clip (natural origin) fish: 60
* # of Jack non-clip (natural origin) fish: 5
* # of Male non-clip (natural origin) fish : 55
* Purpose of production program: Supplementation

Spawn Fish Live spawn wild summer steelhead Wild summer steelhead broodstock ar live spawned in 1:1 (female:male) family groups, or pairings that do not exceed a 2x2 matrix. Following spawning the fish are released into the Hood River subbasin to provide the opportunity for repeat spawners. 3/1/2007 6/1/2009 $53,795
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain hatchery summer steelhead returns
* # of Female non-clip (natural origin) fish: 16
* # of Jack non-clip (natural origin) fish: 1
* # of Male non-clip (natural origin) fish : 15
* Purpose of production program: Supplementation

Spawn Fish Live spawn winter steelhead Winter steelhead broodstock are live spawned in 1:1 (female:male) family groups, or pairings that do not exceed a 2x2 matrix. Following spawning the fish are released into the Hood River subbasin to provide the opportunity for repeat spawners. 3/1/2007 6/1/2009 $53,395
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain hatchery winter steelhead returns
* Purpose of production program: Supplementation
* # of Female non-clip (natural origin) fish: 22
* # of Jack non-clip (natural origin) fish: 2
* # of Male non-clip (natural origin) fish : 20

Coordination Coordination of Parkdale Fish Facility operations in conjunction with the larger scope of the Hood River Production Program. [Work Element Description Not Entered] 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $20,506
Biological Objectives Metrics
Routine operation and maintenance of facility
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage operations of the Parkdale Fish Facility [Work Element Description Not Entered] 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $78,010
Biological Objectives Metrics
Routine operation and maintenance of facility
No Metrics for this Work Element

Outreach and Education Work with students and give tours [Work Element Description Not Entered] 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $8,017
Biological Objectives Metrics
Routine operation and maintenance of facility
* # of general public reached: Approximately 100 visitors annually
* # of students reached: Typically one high school job shadow annually
* # of students reached: Approximately 75 students annually
* # of teachers reached: Approximately 3 teachers annually

Provide Technical Review Provide review for program co-managers and of related activities [Work Element Description Not Entered] 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $13,054
Biological Objectives Metrics
Routine operation and maintenance of facility
No Metrics for this Work Element

Provide Technical Review Provide technical review to planning, engineering, and design for the Parkdale Fish Facility retrofit Provide technical review and feedback during the development and planning of changes to the Parkdale Fish Facility. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $11,469
Biological Objectives Metrics
Retrofit Parkdale Fish Facility
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Prepare an annual report [Work Element Description Not Entered] 10/1/2006 2/1/2009 $31,891
Biological Objectives Metrics
Routine operation and maintenance of facility
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Provide status reports to COTR [Work Element Description Not Entered] 12/1/2006 9/30/2009 $8,017
Biological Objectives Metrics
Routine operation and maintenance of facility
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Use genetics data from summer and winter steelhead to maintain genetic integrity of the stocks. Genetic data collected from BPA Project Nos. 1988-053-08 and 2003-054-00 will be used to identify and separate the specific summer and winter steelhead stocks so that the two runs are kept distinct. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $8,362
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maintain genetic integrity of steelhead
Secondary R, M, and E Type: Status monitoring and implemenation


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel Manager, Asst. Manager, and Tech 2 $103,000 $105,000 $107,000
Fringe Benefits benefits @ 30% $30,900 $31,500 $32,100
Supplies [blank] $48,000 $50,000 $52,000
Travel stand by and training $2,000 $2,200 $2,400
Overhead overhead @ 38% $69,882 $71,706 $73,530
Other subcontracts $16,500 $17,500 $18,500
Totals $270,282 $277,906 $285,530

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$833,718
Total Work Element budget$833,718

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
$293,000 $300,000 Increases account for general inflation costs.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
The project consists of operation and maintenance of the Parkdale Fish Facility. All costs contribute towards this work for the Hood River Production Program.
 
Termination Date Comments
2020 or beyond This is part of a supplementation program. It is uncertain at what point artficial production will not be necessary to maintain steelhead and chinook runs in Hood River, or if further data will support different management scenarios.
 
Final Deliverables
Annual reports and data provided on a regular basis.

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
$270,282
FY 2008 Budget
$277,906
FY 2009 Budget
$285,530
Total NPCC Rec
$833,718
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
Comments:


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

FY 2007 Budget
$270,282
FY 2008 Budget
$277,906
FY 2009 Budget
$285,530
Total NPCC Rec
$833,718
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 ruducions in staffing and materials for equipment to very minimal levels.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: The ISRP particularly welcomes the pledge by the sponsors to dedicate staff in FY 2007 to synthesizing data and submitting manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals, using information collected by the Hood River monitoring and evaluation projects, the Parkdale Fish Facility, and the Powerdale Fish Trap.

A concern identified by the ISRP in the Hood River habitat project (199802100) is the need to assess the extent to which the residualism of hatchery steelhead is resulting in the displacement of wild fish from Hood River habitat. It is expected that much of this task will be done in close conjunction with projects 199805303 and 198805304. It is important to ensure that the benefits to wild salmon and steelhead are fully realized because some of the fish response to the habitat work might be confounded by residualized steelhead.

An over-riding issue with respect to the suite of Hood River projects is to more fully define the future timeline and objectives for the project, particularly with the impending loss of Powerdale as a counting and monitoring station. Sponsor’s judgment on success of the program is premature. For example, statements such as "Underwood et al. (2003) used Hood River adult returns and smolt to adult rates to determine whether or not the hatchery component of the program was contributing to the wild fish runs. The winter steelhead hatchery supplementation has benefited the wild population and has met or exceeded program goals (Underwood et al., 2003, p.218)" need to be examined more closely and peer reviewed.

In this particular proposal, the reporting of results is merely a list of tasks accomplished; however, the M&E component should cover the monitoring for this project.

The following are the seven ISRP concerns from the preliminary review and an assessment of the sponsor’s responses:

1) “The incomplete nature of this proposal, both potential missing sections as well as a lack of needed data should be addressed before funding is considered.” The following was the basis for the rest of the detailed response to this issue, “There was a formatting error in the text of the original proposal (on page 8 of the narrative) that made it seem as though section C was missing, This section was actually there. Otherwise the proposal contains all required sections.” The response was adequate.

2) “The proposal uses these new goals, but fails to mention at all how much progress is being made.” Much explanation (with figures) was added to help in this area.

3) “Project history: There is some history, but with little presentation of results to assess any level of success. Some of this is addressed in other sections of the proposal.” An adequate explanation was given.

4) “Objectives: The proposal describes a termination date of 2020 or beyond. This is part of a supplementation program, not a long-term hatchery intervention program. Sponsors go on to say, ‘It is uncertain at what point artificial production will not be necessary to maintain steelhead and Chinook runs in Hood River, or if further data will support different management scenarios.’ A statement such as this does not seem compatible with the purpose of supplementation programs in general.” An adequate explanation was given, followed by “The co-managers will discuss the termination date of the program and the future of the supplementation project in FY 2007. This will be included in the FY 2007 statement of work and the results of this work will be incorporated into the Hood River Master Plan revision.”

5) “Monitoring and evaluation needs to be better described in the response.” The response consisted of a simple rehash of a short list – no real contribution.

6) “Information transfer: The lack of publications and the lack of a sense of need to do so is disturbing in all the Hood River related projects.” A similar promise as another, “The sponsor will dedicate staff in FY 2007 to synthesizing data and submitting manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals.” Accomplishment will be monitored.

7) “Benefits to focal and non-focal species: Unknown and not discussed.” This oversight was addressed briefly, but adequately.


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

Recommendation: Response requested
NPCC Comments: The incomplete nature of this proposal, both potential missing sections as well as a lack of needed data should be addressed before funding is considered.

This project addresses adult broodstock holding, spawning, and smolt acclimation and volitional releases at the Parkdale Fish Facility located on the Middle Fork Hood River (RM 4.0). In cooperation with several ODFW facilities and operations, Powerdale Dam Fish Trap, Oak Springs Hatchery, and Round Butte Hatchery/Pelton Ladder, this project is a portion of the Hood River summer and winter steelhead and Chinook production.

Technical and scientific background: The co-managers have recently made major changes in run targets within the Hood River subbasin, e.g., "Following the completion of the HR Review, the co-managers agreed upon the future direction of the HRPP. The co-managers have revised the numerical adult fish objectives (French and Vaivoda, unpublished). This was done considering not only the HR Review, but also the Hood River Subbasin Plan. Overall the revised objectives are lower than originally proposed (Tables 4 and 5). Changes to the HRPP are being developed to make necessary operational and facility adaptations so that the program remains biologically sound, the objectives are attainable, and the resources in the Hood River basin will continue to be enhanced and protected. The changes were based upon the assimilated data and output from several models run on the Hood River system, including the EDT model (Coccoli, 2004) and the Unit Characteristic Model, developed by Cramer and Associates (Underwood et al., 2003).”

Table 4. Adult steelhead and Chinook escapement goals to the Hood River from the Hood River Master Plan drafted in 1991 (O’Toole and ODFW, 1991).

Species Naturally Produced Adults Hatchery Produced Adults Total

Winter Steelhead 1,200 3,800 5,000

Summer Steelhead 1,200 6,800 8,000

Spring Chinook 400 1,300 1,700

Table 5. Proposed adult steelhead and Chinook escapement goals to the mouth of the Hood River drafted in 2004 by HRPP co-managers (French and Vaivoda, unpublished).

Species Naturally Produced Adults Hatchery Produced Adults Total

Winter Steelhead 656 1,000 1,656

Summer Steelhead 375 600 975

Spring Chinook 128 750 878

The proposal uses these new goals, but fails to mention at all how much progress is being made.

Project history: There is some history, but with little presentation of result to assess any level of success. Some of this is addressed in other sections of the proposal.

Objectives: The proposal describes a termination date of 2020 or beyond. This is part of a supplementation program, not a long-term hatchery intervention program. Sponsors go on to say, “It is uncertain at what point artificial production will not be necessary to maintain steelhead and Chinook runs in Hood River, or if further data will support different management scenarios." A statement such as this does not seem compatible with the purpose of supplementation programs in general.

Monitoring and evaluation needs to be better described in the response.

Information transfer: The lack of publications and the lack of a sense of need to do so is disturbing in all the Hood River related projects. The proposal’s reference section does not have one peer-reviewed paper in it. How can a foundation for a proposal not have one?

Benefits to focal and non-focal species: Unknown and not discussed.

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