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
Hatchery Training and Education

BPA project number   8812004

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Yakama Indian Nation

Sponsor type   WA-Tribe

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

 NameMel Sampson
 Mailing addressYakima Indian Nation
Fisheries Resource Management
P.O. Box 151
Toppenish, WA 98948

BPA technical contact   Kelly Kittel, EWN 503/230-5199

Biological opinion ID   

NWPPC Program number   7.4K.1

Short description
Supports the proposed manpower of the YKFP facilities.

Project start year   1993    End year   

Start of operation and/or maintenance   

Project development phase   Implementation.

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
Monitoring: Proj# 8812005 Estimating adult passage at Roza & Chandler for YKFP objectives, etc. -Fish Technicians: Proj# 8812008 Technical personnel support for field data collection, task activities/assignments and special fishery projects consistent with YKFP objectives. -Quantative Production Objectives, Sh/FC: Proj# 8812009 Refining objectives for Steelhead/Fall Chinook and assist in selection of appropriate treatment strategies, risk analysis and monitoring plans. -Yakima Hatchery Construction: Proj# 88-115 Construction of Spring Chinook Supplementation Facilities for YKFP.
-Yakima Hatchery Final Design: Proj# 90-69 Design of Spring Chinook Facilities for YKFP. -Yakima/Klickitat Monitoring/Evaluation Program: Proj# 95-63 Develop and Test M&E Plans for YKFP. -Preliminary Design for Passage and Habitat Improvement in the Klickitat River: Proj# 95-68 Initiates the objectives needed to provide basic information from fisheries surveys, population monitoring, habitat inventory and engineering surveys of passage barriers in the Klickitat River watershed. -YKFP Scientific & Mgt Services (Master To): Projects Contracted to Co-Managers, Washington State

1. YSIS (Yakima Species Interaction Studies) 1

2. Marking Studies

All of these Tasks represent as aspect of the Goals and Objectives of the YKFP

3. Genetic Management Framework

4. Policy/Management

5. NIT Design; (New Innovative Treatment) one of two methods to be tested in YKFP.

Project history
The YKFP has been in the Fish and Wildlife plan since 1982. The Yakima phase of the Project initially included an all stock initiative. There sill remains an all stock initiative but not all at once. The Policy Group's preferred an all stock initiative. There still remains an all stock inititative but it will be implemented through a phase in process. The Policy Group's preferred alternative that's included within the FEIS is to implement the supplementation aspects for Spring Chinook and develop and implement a monitoring plan for the now released coho in the basin. The other stocks will be implemented through a tiering process. The Klickitat aspect of the Project currently is doing fishery surveys, population monitoring, habitat inventory, and engineering surveys of passage barriers in the Klickitat River watershed. This is consistent with the Preliminary Design Report.

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers
Annual report on trainees.

Management implications

Specific measureable objectives
Train tribal personnel so they will have the necessary skills, knowledge, and techniques needed to fulfill key positions needed in the YKFP

Testable hypothesis

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints


Brief schedule of activities
Four fish culturist working towards their Fishery Biologist Degree. Three are attending Central Washington University and one is attending the University of Washington. During school breaks these students work on YIN fish culture projects and do OJT as deemed necessary. A designated tribal biologist supervises these students, manages YIN fish enhancement projects, and trains with other agencies to gain further knowledge in the field of fish health.

Biological need
Trained tribal personnel are needed to fulfill key positions that are needed in the YKFP.

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome
We expect to have trained personnel ready to run and work on the YKFP.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation


Monitoring activity

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
1993: 249,991
1994: 231,440
1995: 377,407
1996: 186,466
Obligation: 186,466
Authorized: 0
Planned: 186,466
1997: 231,202
1998: 79,078

* 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   Bonneville Dam - Priest Rapids Dam

Recommendation    Tier 1 - fund

Recommended funding level   $231,202

BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget)   $231,202