BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal

Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Administrative

Title of project
Essential M&E Infrastructure - Adult Sampling and Tag Interogation Facilities (CWT)

BPA project number   5514100

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding

Sponsor type   Placeholder

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

 Mailing address

BPA technical contact   ,

Biological opinion ID   RM&EP A.1 NMFS-BO RPA Sec.13, 22 and ITS-14

NWPPC Program number   6.1B.6

Short description
This project provides support for the installation of denil sections, electronic separation of CWT fish, holding facilities, and interogation of separated CWT fish at fish ladders at BON, PRD and LGR as required. At MCN, installation of adult facilities is conditioned on transport studies initiated there.

Project start year   1997    End year   

Start of operation and/or maintenance   0

Project development phase   PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
COE-ADLT-96-(4)-1 Year 2; BPA Project 8201300 Coded-Wire Tag Recovery

Project history

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers

Management implications
Improved capability to detect coded wire tags (CWTs) and separate wire-tagged adults from the general migrating population will provide valuable information and learning related to SAR's for evaluation of transport v. inriver migration, homing success, interdam losses and better understanding of other specific questions that need addressing in the migration corridor.

Specific measureable objectives

Testable hypothesis
Provides infrastructure for evaluation of B.1 Hypotheses Transport or inriver migration.

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
It is assumed information needs require that the region go forward with denil ladders until successful adult PIT-tag detection capability is installed in fish ladders.


Brief schedule of activities

Biological need
Large numbers of juvenile fish marked as part of the transport v. inriver migration research and other mainstem studies beginning in 1995 will return as jacks in 1996 and adults in 1997 and 1998. It is critical to obtain as much information from them as possible, given that the broods of 1995 and 1996 will produce small smolt cohorts, limiting sample sizes and widening confidence intervals on adult return statistics on those brood years.

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome
Improved M&E measurement capabilities for adult evaluation and improved learning.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Because denil ladders for adult separation and interrogation will cause some slowing of movement of adults, this project will require the consent of the fishery agencies and Tribes.

The biological risks associated with some slowing or delays of the upstream movement of adults at sites where denils are installed in fish ladders will have to be considered in the context of the management implications and other benefits of the biological information obtained.

Monitoring activity
Measurement of improved capability to detect coded-wire tags (CWTs) and separate wire-tagged adults from the general migrating population.

Section 3. Budget

Data shown are the total of expense and capital obligations by fiscal year. Obligations for any given year may not equal actual expenditures or accruals within the year, due to carryover, pre-funding, capitalization and difference between operating year and BPA fiscal year.

Historic costsFY 1996 budget data*Current and future funding needs
(none) New project - no FY96 data available 1997: 500,000

* For most projects, Authorized is the amount recommended by CBFWA and the Council. Planned is amount currently allocated. Contracted is the amount obligated to date of printout.

Funding recommendations

CBFWA funding review group   System Policy

Recommendation    Tier 2 - fund when funds available

Recommended funding level   $500,000