FY 2000 proposal 198909800

Additional documents

198909800 Narrative Narrative
198909800 Sponsor Response to the ISRP Response

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleIdaho Supplementation Studies
Proposal ID198909800
OrganizationIdaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NamePeter F. Hassemer
Mailing address1414 East Locust Lane Nampa, ID 83686
Phone / email2084658404 / phasseme@idfg.state.id.us
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 2000
Province / SubbasinMountain Snake / Salmon
Short descriptionEvaluate various supplementation strategies for maintaining and rebuilding spring/summer chinook populations in idaho. Develop recommendations for the use of supplementation to rebuild naturally spawning populations.
Target speciesSnake River spring/summer chinook salmon
Project location
Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)



Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

Reviewing agencyAction #BiOp AgencyDescription

Section 2. Past accomplishments

1991 Identified study areas, brood stocks, facilities to be used.
1991 Brood stock development.
1992 Begin supplementation and monitoring of treatment streams, and monitoring of control streams.
1996 Small scale investigations into chinook salmon supplementation strategies and techniques: 1992-1994. Technical Report. Perry, C.A. and T.C. Bjornn.
1997 First generation returns, a known brood stock for supplementation is established.
1998 Five-year Report (1991-1996) in progress.

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
9005500 Steelhead Supplementation Studies Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination
9107300 Idaho Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination
8335000 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery- O&M Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination
9405000 Salmon River Habitat Enhancement - O&M, M&E Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination
9705700 Salmon River Production Program Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination
9703000 Monitor Listed Stock Adult Chinook Salmon Escapement Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination
9604300 Johnson Creek Artificial Propagation Enhancement- O&M, M&E Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination
9102800 Monitoring Smolt Migration of Wild Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon Reciprocal transfer of data/coordination
8909800 Idaho Supplementation Studies - IDFG
8909801 Idaho Supplementation Studies - USFWS
8909802 Idaho Supplementation Studies - NPT
8909803 Idaho Supplementation Studies - SBT
20545 Idaho Supplementation Studies - Umbrella

Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

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Section 8. Estimated budget summary

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 2000 cost
Personnel 5.17 FTE permanent, 9.83 FTE temp. $404,222
Fringe 35% of salary $141,478
Supplies Misc. Supplies for field and office operations $14,000
Operating Field and Office $124,401
Capital Replace 2 vehicles with >130,000 miles; replace 2 field computers; wand-detector for CWTd fish $58,800
PIT tags 18,500 $53,650
Travel Project Coordination and meeting attendance $6,500
Indirect Set by IDFG, estimated to be 23% of all costs except capital acquisitions. $171,178
Total estimated budget
Total FY 2000 cost$974,229
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 2000 budget request$974,229
FY 2000 forecast from 1999$0
% change from forecast0.0%
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: The continued decline of spring/summer chinook salmon returning to Idaho result in insufficient adult returns to provide target supplementation treatments.

Reviews and recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

Fund for one year
Jun 15, 1999


Recommendation: Fund for one year. Subsequent funding contingent on a programmatic review of the supplementation effort in the Snake River Basin similar to the Lower Snake Compensation Plan symposium of February 1998.

Comments: This is Idaho Fish and Game's portion of the supplementation study in Johns Creek, Crooked River, American River, Red River, White Cap Creek, Crooked Fork Creek, Brushy Fork Creek, Colt Killed Creek, and Big Flat Creek in the Clearwater Drainage. In the Salmon River drainage, it also includes mid-South Fork Salmon River, Sulphur Creek, Marsh Creek drainage, North Fork Salmon River, Lemhi River, Pahsimeroi River, Upper Salmon River, and Alturas Lake Creek.

This proposal provides an excellent discussion of statistical analysis – assumptions and procedures. There is strong integration with other efforts including referencing points of debate in the literature and describing sources of uncertainty. The proposal provides an excellent discussion on the issue of supplementation.

The abstract indicates that the project assumes at the outset that supplementation is a worthwhile procedure, and that problems with it found in evaluation will be "fixed," rather than taking the more responsible outlook that supplementation may or may not be a good thing, and that if insurmountable problems with it (unavoidable, fatal flaws) are found, it will be abandoned. Study of natural populations is only vaguely mentioned. Such study ought to be emphasized as the major basis of comparison for the supplemented populations. Otherwise, the research questions posed are apt.

The methods outlined cover most of the necessities in a general way, but specifics are lacking, e.g, Task 1.e, estimate late-summer parr densities from snorkeling surveys. How will the estimation be calculated? How will sample areas be chosen? How will these areas be covered by the divers (and under what standardized conditions of weather, time of day, time of night); what data will be recorded; and by what methods of calculation will the data be converted to density estimates? Unless such questions are answered, the appropriateness of the methods cannot be judged. The one authority (Schaeffer et al. 1979) on sampling shown for this task in companion proposals in the 89098 series is not referenced in this project's proposal, and, in any event, does not appear on the basis of its title to be fully appropriate. The wording of Task 1.h is unclear: "Compare natural production or supplements populations to unsupplemented populations and baseline data." This sounds undecided about what sorts of populations to compare with what other sorts. And why even consider comparing natural production with unsupplemented populations?--aren't the two things identical?

The specific part (treatment or control) each of these streams plays in the study is not presented, but the "Umbrella Proposal" outlines what appear to be reasonable procedures for addressing problems in the analysis. By now at least a preliminary analysis should now be available to provide a basis for a project assessment. Data from the three parts of the study should be compiled and analyzed as soon as possible, and subjected to a rigorous review. The review should include an assessment of the probability that the goals can be attained under present conditions for anadromous species in the basin.

Aug 20, 1999


Aug 20, 1999


Criteria all: Met? Yes -
Aug 20, 1999


These projects provide a critical component for monitoring Spring and Summer chinook in Idaho, including supplemented and wild populations. These are ongoing critical projects and we recommend funding at the requested levels in order achieve management objectives in this region. See umbrella proposal #20545.
Mar 1, 2000


[Decision made in 9-22-99 Council Meeting]
NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review
Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC start of year:FY06 NPCC staff preliminary:FY06 NPCC July draft start of year:
$990,000 $990,000 $990,000

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website