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Proposal 200736800: Adult Coho Salmon Monitoring Proposal for the Lower Columbia Province.

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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 Bryce Glaser

Proposal Type: New
Proposal Number: 200736800
Proposal Name: Adult Coho Salmon Monitoring Proposal for the Lower Columbia Province.
Agency, Institution or Organization: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Short Description: This proposal addresses adult coho salmon population status monitoring in the Lower Columbia province to provide complete estimates of abundance, productivity, diversity, and spatial structure for Washington’s portion of the Lower Columbia River ESU.
Information Transfer: A multi-step approach is used for information transfer in this proposed project. For adult counts, the database consists of individual records for each survey. If BPA, in working with fisheries agencies and tribes, developed a “regional database” then this reporting format could be incorporated into WDFW data reporting. First, data sheets will be tallied daily and the database updated as soon as possible. In this way hydro or fishery managers, who often require real-time information, may call project biologists to request data such as daily survey counts. Secondly, we will disseminate preliminary information quarterly through memos. For example, adult escapement is often used to forecast adult salmon returns and final reports may not be available before forecast for fisheries are required. Therefore, we will provide preliminary memos on adult population estimates in February. Final BPA reports are required 60 days after the end of the annual contract. Reports are submitted to the COTR and finalized within 30 days. Reports are then submitted to BPA for posting on their website (http://www.efw.bpa.gov/searchpublications/). The above information transfers are largely for hydro and fisheries managers. The following steps are made to make the information available to others. First, all final reports are forwarded to data mangers in WDFW for inclusion into StreamNet, SalmonScape and Washington’s Salmon Stock Inventory (SaSI WDFW 2003). StreamNet (http://www.streamnet.org/) is a cooperative database of the Pacific Northwest fisheries agencies and tribes administered by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) to manage and restore aquatic resources. SalmonScape (http://wdfw.wa.gov/mapping/salmonscape/) is WDFW’s interactive computer mapping system to aid in on-the-ground salmon recovery projects. Reports are also made available to WDFW SaSI (http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/sasi/) staff who provide online information on population status and include adult and juvenile population information. Recovered CWT data are uploaded to the Regional Mark Information System (RMIS).
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Bryce Glaser WDFW 2108 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA, 98661
Ph: 360-906-6765
Fax: 360-906-6776
Email: glasebgg@dfw.wa.gov
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Henry Cheng Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA 98501
Ph: 360-902-2200
Fax: [fax left blank]
Email: chengywc@dfw.wa.gov
Technical Contact
Biometrician
Bryce Glaser WDFW 2108 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA, 98661
Ph: 360-906-6765
Fax: 360-906-6776
Email: glasebgg@dfw.wa.gov
Form Submitter
Supervisor
Dan Rawding Washigton Department of Fish and Wildlife 2108 Grand Boulevard
Vancouver WA 98661
Ph: (360) 906-6747
Fax: (360) 906-6776
Email: rawdidr@dfw.wa.gov
Project Lead
Supervisor
Technical Contact

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Lower Columbia ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Columbia Lower ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
No Locations Entered

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

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project This proposal is for funding a new project, and has no past accomplishments.

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: SRFB [no entry] IMW Germany, Abernathy, Mill Creeks Complements adult and juvenile monitoring as outlined by LCFRB (2004) Salmon Recovery and Subbasin Plan.
Other: Tacoma PUD/BPA [no entry] Reintroduction of salmonids into the Upper Cowlitz. Complements adult and juvenile monitoring as outlined by LCFRB (2004) Salmon Recovery and Subbasin Plan
Other: SRFB/WDFW [no entry] Cedar Creek (N. Lewis) Evaluation Complements adult and juvenile monitoring as outlined by LCFRB (2004) Salmon Recovery and Subbasin Plan
Other: WDFW [no entry] Region 5 Adult Salmonid Monitoring Complements current adult monitoring activities conducted by WDFW in Region 5 for chinook, steelhead, chum and coho
Other: WDFW [no entry] Kalama River Research Complements adult and juvenile monitoring as outlined by LCFRB (2004) Salmon Recovery and Subbasin Plan
Other: WDFW [no entry] Klickitat River - Lyle Falls Trap Complements adult monitoring conducted at the Klickitat River - Lyle Falls adult trap since 2004.
BPA 198201301 Coded Wire Tag - PSMFC Complements adult monitoring that occurs to recover CWTs.
BPA 199306000 Select Area Fishery Evaluation Complements adult coho surveys conducted by Select Area Fishery Evaulation (SAFE) project
BPA 199801900 Wind River Watershed Complements adult and juvenile monitoring as outlined by LCFRB (2004) Salmon Recovery and Subbasin Plan
BPA 200001200 Eval Factors Limiting Col R Ch Complements adult and juvenile monitoring as outlined by LCFRB (2004) Salmon Recovery and Subbasin Plan
BPA 200105300 Reintro of Chum In Duncan Cr Complements adult and juvenile monitoring as outlined by LCFRB (2004) Salmon Recovery and Subbasin Plan
BPA 200301300 Grays River Watersed Assess Complements current adult monitoring and newly proposed juvenile monitoring piece as outlined by LCFRB (2004) Salmon Recovery and Subbasin Plan.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Status and trend monitoring of adult coho The primary biological objective of this proposal is to monitor the status and trends of naturally producing adult coho salmon. The purpose of this objective is to determine if LCFRB (2004) population goals for abundance, spatial structure, and diversity are achieved and to monitor the trend of abundance based on habitat restoration. A secondary biological objective is hatchery status monitoring to estimate the proportion of hatchery fish spawning in the wild by examining live adult salmon and carcasses. The purpose of this objective is to determine the number and origin of hatchery coho salmon on the spawning grounds. Lower Columbia Adult abundance will be estimated for adult coho salmon following the methods in Suring et al 2005, which is a random, spatially balanced survey with reach population estimates calculated using AUC. 7-5 to 7-8

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 NOAA/NMFS 4d permits Obtain NOAA Fisheries 4(d) Scientific Research permit for monitoring and evaluation prior to surveying and complete NMFS 4d report after season. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $530
Biological Objectives Metrics
Status and trend monitoring of adult coho
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Landowner Contacts Contact Landowners for access for surveys. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $5,700
Biological Objectives Metrics
Status and trend monitoring of adult coho
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Administration and Supervision Develop SOW and budget, supervise personnel, provide training, track inventory and budgets. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $11,400
Biological Objectives Metrics
Status and trend monitoring of adult coho
No Metrics for this Work Element

Outreach and Education Attend Meetings. Attend and make presentations at Watershed Council, Technical Advisory Committee, local fishing and conservation group meetings to share information on this project. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $5,700
Biological Objectives Metrics
Status and trend monitoring of adult coho
* # of general public reached: 20-50+

Analyze/Interpret Data Data summary and Reports Analyze count data to provide coho population estimates and variances, spatial distribution, and diversity for annual and scientific reports. Productivity will not be assessed until sufficient years of data are available. 1/15/2007 9/30/2009 $39,200
Biological Objectives Metrics
Status and trend monitoring of adult coho
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Field Work: Stream Surveys Count adult salmon. Obtain biological samples from captured fish (carcasses). Collect data on hatchery/wild origin of sampled fish. Collect snouts from carcasses positive for CWTs. 10/15/2006 1/31/2009 $1,330,100
Biological Objectives Metrics
Status and trend monitoring of adult coho
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Status and Trend Monitoring

Create/Manage/Maintain Database Data management Create, maintain, and manage CWT and count databases from surveys. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $26,440
Biological Objectives Metrics
Status and trend monitoring of adult coho
No Metrics for this Work Element

Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results In-season data management Provide raw data to fisheries and hydro managers as needed and in season summary reports for population estimates and the proportion of hatchery fish in the population estimate. 10/15/2006 9/30/2009 $2,640
Biological Objectives Metrics
Status and trend monitoring of adult coho
No Metrics for this Work Element

Submit/Acquire Data CWT and NMFS 4d data submission Submit and acquire coded-wire-tag (CWT) data to RMIS from tag recoveries. Submit trapping and tagging data to NOAA-Fisheries for 4(d) permit 10/15/2006 9/30/2009 $1,573
Biological Objectives Metrics
Status and trend monitoring of adult coho
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel [blank] $216,648 $227,494 $238,878
Fringe Benefits [blank] $87,210 $91,571 $96,149
Supplies [blank] $35,544 $35,116 $36,873
Travel [blank] $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Capital Equipment CWT wands $50,000 $ 0 $ 0
Overhead [blank] $98,042 $102,321 $107,437
Totals $487,444 $456,502 $479,337

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$1,423,283
Total Work Element budget$1,423,283

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
WDFW WDFW non-BPA funded population monitoring in Region 5 $400,000 $400,000 $400,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $400,000 $400,000 $400,000

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$503,290 $528,450 [Outyear comment field left blank]
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Based upon a 5% increase from FY09 Funding levels
 
Termination Date Comments
Ongoing The Independent Scientific Review Panel (ISRP) (2005) indicated that often 10 to 15 years or more of status and trend monitoring are required before it can be considered a success. The LCFRB salmon recovery plan identified a 25-year horizon in which they expected salmon populations to be recovered, and the timeline for adult monitoring is expected to occur throughout the duration of the salmon recovery plan.
 
Final Deliverables
Deliverables = Adult coho population estimates by subbasin with precision goal of 95 CI of + or - 35%. Adult age structure, spatial structure and DNA collection for genetic diversity analysis. Final BPA reports are required 60 days after the end of the annual contract. Reports will be submitted to the COTR and finalized within 30 days. Reports will then be submitted to BPA for posting on their website (http://www.efw.bpa.gov/searchpublications/). All final reports are forwarded to data mangers in WDFW for inclusion into StreamNet, SalmonScape and Washington's Salmon Stock Inventory (SaSI). StreamNet (http://www.streamnet.org/) is a cooperative database of the Pacific Northwest fisheries agencies and tribes administered by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) to manage and restore aquatic resources. SalmonScape (http://wdfw.wa.gov/mapping/salmonscape/) is WDFW's interactive computer mapping system to aid in on-the-ground salmon recovery projects. Reports are also made available to WDFW SaSI (http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/sasi/) staff (WDFW 2003) who provide online information on population status and include adult and juvenile population information. Recovered coded-wire-tagged (CWT) information is submitted to RMIS.

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


BPA's in lieu Funding Review of new project proposals (August 3, 2006) [Download letter and table]

BPA's in lieu Rating: 2.2
Approx. BPA share of total costs: BPA 54%
Status of Cost Share: Confirmed
Notes: Population status monitoring, fishery managers authorized/required


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 Budget
$373,233
FY 2008 Budget
$356,401
FY 2009 Budget
$330,308
Total NPCC Rec
$1,059,942
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: Budget reductions not specific. Project to be implemented as proposed with reduced scope


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

FY 2007 Budget
$373,233
FY 2008 Budget
$356,401
FY 2009 Budget
$330,308
Total NPCC Rec
$1,059,942
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: See Washington guidance


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: Detailed and more than satisfactory responses were provided, and the ISRP recommends funding this project. The proposal will complete assessment of the population status of coho in the Washington side of the lower Columbia River and has clear benefits to the Fish and Wildlife Program’s needs to determine recovery.

Explanation of the proponent’s role concerning coho in Intensively Monitored Watersheds projects was excellent. Responses to queries about SARs, marine survival estimates and habitat limitations were also well done. Data were presented and interpreted in response to queries about past results.

The response to the ISRP's concerns about databases was encouraging. The coho data will be entered into Streamnet and at least two WDFW databases. However, the ISRP's question was also about a comprehensive database for the Columbia River Basin. The ISRP had recommended that the idea of a comprehensive database be vigorously pursued so that status and trends can be evaluated for the entire Lower Columbia. This question/suggestion was not really dealt with, unless one accepts Streamnet as the answer. The response gives the impression that the WDFW databases will be emphasized, which is logical considering the proposing Agency. The key item is whether or not the WDFW databases will be available to the public.

The overview of related projects and proposals would have been useful from the outset to aid ISRP review of this and associated proposals for juvenile monitoring projects to estimate ocean survival (BPA 200727400, 200734300, and 200715000). Perhaps a better strategy by WDFW would have been to submit a comprehensive proposal that addressed all of their proposed adult and juvenile coho salmon abundance monitoring and ocean survival estimation work. In any event, this adult monitoring project will begin to fill large gaps in information on adult escapement and other population parameters for the lower Columbia River coho salmon ESU.


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

Recommendation: Response requested
NPCC Comments: This research proposes to assess the abundance, spatial structure and diversity of the recently listed lower Columbia River coho salmon and secondarily to estimate the proportion of hatchery fish spawning in the wild in Washington streams. Coho salmon in the lower Columbia have long been neglected but now are ESA listed. This project is essential in evaluating status and trends of these populations.

They will adjust index counts of coho in streams currently surveyed and add population estimates to other streams not presently monitored in this province. By adopting the EMAP protocols as used in Oregon, data collected will be comparable to those in Oregon and will enable monitoring of the status and trend of naturally produced coho salmon. The proposal will complete assessment of the population status of coho in the Washington side of the lower Columbia River and has clear benefits to the Fish and Wildlife Program’s needed to determine recovery. It will enable complete EMAP estimates of population abundances by using methods already used by ODFW in the lower Columbia River. Funding is presently received from NOAA and BPA.

The proposal would be improved by responses to the following questions:

1. The proponents state that these estimates of population structure will continue for 25 years. Since population estimates by WDFW have been completed for many years in some of these streams, it would be informative to see some of the trends, but none were presented. Ongoing projects should show results.

2. It would be informative to find out if these studies are integrated with habitat investigations. Are habitat limitations a concern for these streams?

3. A database of survey results will be updated in near real time and available to managers. Will data be posted on a web site? A regional database is mentioned - has there been progress on its development? The ISRP recommends that the idea be vigorously pursued so that status and trends can be evaluated for the entire Lower Columbia River.

4. It would be helpful to provide more information on the projects that are apparently underway to estimate marine survival. Estuarine and marine survival is important for assessing population trends.

5. The proposal would be enhanced by an explanation of the linkages of this project with other projects concerned with juvenile monitoring. How will these data be used in an assessment of productivity? How many streams are being extrapolated to from the "index streams" (assuming this is how they are going to be used).

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