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
Fisheries Technician Field Activities

BPA project number   8812008

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
14 Yakama employees retained to assist in field data collection, task activities/assignments, and special fishery related projects consistent with the overall objectives of YKFP. 4 temporary employees also retained to work the separator at Chandler.

Project start year   1993    End year   

Start of operation and/or maintenance   

Project development phase   Implementation.

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
-Training & Education: Proj#8812004 Training Assistance for Personnel for YKFP Needs
-Video Monitoring: Proj#8812005 Estimating adult passage at Roza & Chandler for YKFP objectives, etc.
-Quantitative 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): Project Contracts to Co-Managers, Washington State
1. YSIS ( Yakima Species Interaction Studies) |
2 . Marking Studies | All of these Tasks represent an aspect of the Goals and
3. Genetic Management Framework | Objectives of the YKFP
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 still remains an all stock initiative but nat all at once. The Policy Groupís preferred an all stock initiative. There still remains an all stock initiative but it will be implemented through a phase in process. The Policy Groupís preferred alternative thatís 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
The technicians were utilized to collect pre-supplementation data. This information will be used as a gauge to the effectiveness of supplementation and to assist in the adaptive management concept.

Annual reports and technical papers

Management implications
The data collected by the technicians for pre-supplementation and post-supplementation will be used to guide the adaptive management concept.

Specific measureable objectives

Testable hypothesis

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints


Brief schedule of activities
The 14 technicians will be used to assist in the collection of data for various Task Orders related to the on going needs of the YKFP.

Biological need
The 14 technicians will be used in on going and future research/monitoring projects associated with YKFP.

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome
The data collected by the 14 technicians will be used to monitor and evaluate the YKFP.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
The technicians work with other contracting agencies ( WDF&W, NMFS and various private consultants) to collect data used in the implementation, evaluation and monitoring of the YKFP.


Monitoring activity
The data collected by the 14 technicians will be used as part of the monitoring process.

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
1994: 537,924
1995: 496,850
1996: 627,288
Obligation: 627,288
Authorized: 0
Planned: 627,288
1997: 822,564
1998: 942,893
1999: 1,010,243
2000: 1,010,243
2001: 1,010,243

* 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   $822,564

BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget)   $822,600