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Contract 45642: 1990-055-00 EXP ID STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES
Project Number:
Title:
Idaho Salmon & Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation Studies (M&E)
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Clearwater 100.00%
Contract Number:
45642
Contract Title:
1990-055-00 EXP ID STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES
Contract Continuation:
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40650: 199005500 EXP ID STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES
  • 50973: 1990-055-00 EXP IDFG ID STEELHEAD M & E STUDIES
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
In 2010, our monitoring activities will be similar to what was done in 2009.  We will install and operate a weir in Fish Creek to estimate steelhead escapement.  We will also collaborate with other Idaho Fish and Game weirs to estimate adult steelhead escapement in Rapid River, Pahsimeroi River, upper Salmon River (Sawtooth Weir), Red River and Crooked River.  We plan to run screw traps in Fish Creek, Rapid River, and Big Creek (Middle Fork salmon drainage) at Taylor Ranch.  Data from these traps will allow us to gather important life-history data (e.g., length and age of smolts, smolt migration patterns, and number of migrants) from a range of population types.   This juvenile and smolt life-history data will allow comparisons among streams.  We will assess juvenile steelhead abundance in selected tributary streams of the Clearwater and Salmon rivers.  The ISMES project will continue collecting continuous temperature data at over 20 locations within the Clearwater and Salmon rivers.  In 2009, we finished work on a pilot study on genetic stock identification of adult steelhead passing Lower Granite Dam, (Spawn year 2009), conducted in cooperation with NOAA Fisheries personnel (project 200500200, Operation of the Lower Granite Dam Adult Trap). This portion of the contract was directed by a Memorandum of Agreement between Bonneville Power and the State of Idaho for a period of 10 years. The pilot study was a success and will be continued in this contract. Sampling will be directed towards spawn year 2010, finishing during spring 2010, and spawn year 2011, beginning in fall 2010. The goal will be to provide Lastly, we plan to prepare manuscripts for peer reviewed journals regarding the genetic work at Lower Granite Dam, a summarization of the previous supplementation work (1993-2006), and a description of juvenile age and growth in Idaho streams.

ISMES cooperates with and complements the other projects in the Idaho Anadromous Natural Production Program (Idaho Supplementation Studies and Idaho Natural Production Monitoring & Evaluation Project) as well as research conducted by other resource management entities operating in areas upstream of Lower Granite Dam (LGD).  ISMES uses data from a variety of sources from the Snake River drainage that is upstream of LGD and accessible to anadromous salmonids. Collection of these data requires coordination and cooperation among numerous agencies and projects, e.g. the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the United States Forest Service (USFS), the Nez Perce Tribe (NPT), the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (SBT), and the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).  In particular, we coordinate closely with the Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring PRogram (200301700). Internal IDFG cooperators include the Idaho Supplementation Studies (ISS, projects 198909800, 198909801, and 198909802), Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Evaluation, and Idaho Natural Production Monitoring & Evaluation Project (INPMEP project 1991-073-00), and IDFG regional fisheries biologists and managers.


PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Objective 1: Estimate adult escapement, age composition, sex ratio, and run timing at index streams in the Clearwater/Salmon drainages and at Lower Granite Dam.
Objective 2:  Estimate steelhead parr abundance in selected tributaries of the Clearwater and Salmon drainages.
Objective 3:  Estimate abundance, timing, and age composition of juvenile steelhead emigrants from selected tributaries of the Clearwater and Salmon drainages.
Objective 4: Estimate smolt survival and migration timing from selected tributaries to Lower Granite Dam, through the hydro system, and to adult return.
Objective 5: Develop productivity metrics from wild steelhead populations in Idaho.
Objective 6: Describe temporal and spatial patterns in genetic diversity of steelhead populations in Idaho.
Objective 7:  Monitor water temperatures in selected tributaries of the Clearwater and Salmon drainages.

FAST TRACK CHANGES (May 2010)
Four new work elements were added (AC-AF)
Budgets were modified for elements F, L, U, Z, and AA.
Work element X was transferred to a new project (2010-026-00)
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
01/01/2010
Contract End Date:
12/31/2010
Current Contract Value:
$669,114
Expenditures:
$669,114

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Oct-2022.

Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Brenda Aguirre Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead baguirre@bpa.gov (503) 230-5928
Jeff Allen Northwest Power and Conservation Council No Interested Party jallen@nwcouncil.org (208) 334-6972x11
David Byrnes Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR dmbyrnes@bpa.gov (503) 230-3171
Matthew Campbell Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Yes Interested Party matthew.campbell@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 939-6713
Conan Chiu Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) No Administrative Contact conan.chiu@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 287-2813
Tim Copeland Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Yes Technical Contact tim.copeland@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 287-2782x232
Jeff Dillon Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Yes Supervisor jeff.dillon@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 287-2777
Mike Edmondson Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation No Interested Party mike.edmondson@osc.idaho.gov (208) 334-2189
Amy Hines Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation No Interested Party amy.hines@osc.idaho.gov (208) 332-1557
Paul Krueger Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver pqkrueger@bpa.gov (503) 230-5723
William Schrader Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Yes Contract Manager bill.schrader@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 465-8404x235
Susan Smith Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) No Administrative Contact susan.smith@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 287-2803
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Permits obtained to do field work B: 165. Project Permitting 02/28/2010 02/28/2010
Measure Stream Temperature in Salmon and Clearwater River Tributaries C: 157. Measure Stream Temperature (Clearwater River) 12/31/2010 12/28/2010
Measure Stream Temperature in Salmon and Clearwater River Tributaries D: 157. Measure Stream Temperature (Salmon River) 12/31/2010 12/28/2010
Install and operate temporary weir in Fish Creek E: 157. Install and Operate Fish Creek Weir 09/30/2010 09/30/2010
Install and Operate Screw Trap in Fish Creek F: 157. Install and Operate Screw Traps (Clearwater River - Fish Creek) 12/01/2010 11/12/2010
Install and Operate Screw Traps in Rapid River and Big Creek G: 157. Install and Operate Screw Traps (Salmon River - Rapid River & Big Creek) 11/30/2010 11/12/2010
DNA tissue collection at Salmon & Clearwater River tributaries, traps, and weirs H: 157. Collect DNA Tissue Samples (Salmon River & Tribs) 12/01/2010 11/12/2010
DNA tissue collection at Salmon & Clearwater River tributaries, traps, and weirs I: 157. Collect DNA Tissue Samples (Clearwater River & Tribs) 12/01/2010 11/12/2010
PIT-tagged fish J: 158. PIT tag juveniles in streams (Clearwater River & Tribs) 12/01/2010 11/12/2010
PIT-tagged fish K: 158. PIT tag juveniles in streams (Salmon River - Middle Fk & Little Salmon) 12/01/2010 11/12/2010
Snorkel surveys in Clearwater & Salmon River Tributaries L: 157. Snorkel streams to estimate juvenile densities (Clearwater River & Tribs) 08/31/2010 08/31/2010
Snorkel surveys in Clearwater & Salmon River Tributaries M: 157. Snorkel streams to estimate juvenile densities (Salmon River & Tribs) 08/31/2010 08/31/2010
Adult steelhead sampling in Big Creek N: 157. Sample adult steelhead in Big Creek (Middle Fk Salmon River) 07/01/2010 06/30/2010
Scale and tissue sample collection O: 157. Sample adult steelhead at Lower Granite Dam 12/15/2010 11/24/2010
PIT tag files in PTAGIS P: 159. Manage PIT Tag Files 11/30/2010 11/30/2010
Reports & analysis Q: 161. Submit data to IDFG & other regional managers 12/31/2010 12/28/2010
Databases updated with 2010 data R: 160. Maintain Databases 12/31/2010 12/28/2010
2009 Stream temperature data summarized S: 162. Summarize stream temperature data 04/01/2010 03/31/2010
Age of adult and juvenile steelhead T: 162. Estimate ages of adult and juvenile steelhead collected in 2009 04/30/2010 04/30/2010
Determine the age of wild adult steelhead U: 162. Estimate ages of adult steelhead collected in fall 2010 12/31/2010 12/28/2010
Estimated juvenile production for ISMES streams V: 162. Estimate 2009 juvenile steelhead production and timing 04/01/2010 03/31/2010
Juvenile steelhead density estimates W: 162. Estimate fish densities in snorkeled tributaries 04/01/2010 03/31/2010
Deliverable transferred as well X: 162. Genotype and analyze genetic tissues and results- DELETE (transfer to project 2010-026-00) 12/31/2010 12/28/2010
Adult steelhead escapement into Idaho index streams. Y: 162. Estimate 2010 steelhead escapement 12/31/2010 12/28/2010
Journal articles Z: 183. Prepare/Submit Journal Articles 12/31/2010 12/28/2010
2009 Annual Report AA: 132. Produce Annual Report for 2009 10/15/2010 12/31/2010
Manage project administration and coordination AB: 119. Manage Project 12/31/2010 12/28/2010
Wild adult steelhead escapement above Lower Granite Dam AC: 162. Estimate wild adult steelhead escapement above Lower Granite Dam - NEW 06/30/2010 12/31/2010
Smolt data & samples AD: 157. Sample wild steelhead smolts at Lower Granite Dam - NEW 07/09/2010 07/09/2010
Determine the age of juvenile steelhead AE: 162. Estimate ages of wild steelhead smolts collected at Lower Granite Dam - NEW 10/29/2010 10/29/2010
Wild smolt production at Lower Granite Dam AF: 162. Estimate wild steelhead smolt production at Lower Granite Dam - NEW 12/31/2010 12/28/2010

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (Threatened)
  • 4 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer (not listed)
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Snake River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 183 Produce Journal Article
  • 12 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 10 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 02/09/2007
B 165 Project Permitting 02/09/2007
C 157 Measure Stream Temperature (Clearwater River) 02/09/2007
D 157 Measure Stream Temperature (Salmon River) 02/09/2007
E 157 Install and Operate Fish Creek Weir 03/11/2010
F 157 Install and Operate Screw Traps (Clearwater River - Fish Creek) 03/11/2010
G 157 Install and Operate Screw Traps (Salmon River - Rapid River & Big Creek) 03/11/2010
H 157 Collect DNA Tissue Samples (Salmon River & Tribs) 03/23/2010
I 157 Collect DNA Tissue Samples (Clearwater River & Tribs) 03/23/2010
J 158 PIT tag juveniles in streams (Clearwater River & Tribs) 03/23/2010
K 158 PIT tag juveniles in streams (Salmon River - Middle Fk & Little Salmon) 03/23/2010
L 157 Snorkel streams to estimate juvenile densities (Clearwater River & Tribs) 02/09/2007
M 157 Snorkel streams to estimate juvenile densities (Salmon River & Tribs) 02/09/2007
N 157 Sample adult steelhead in Big Creek (Middle Fk Salmon River) 03/11/2010
O 157 Sample adult steelhead at Lower Granite Dam 07/02/2008
P 159 Manage PIT Tag Files 02/09/2007
Q 161 Submit data to IDFG & other regional managers 02/09/2007
R 160 Maintain Databases 02/09/2007
S 162 Summarize stream temperature data 02/09/2007
T 162 Estimate ages of adult and juvenile steelhead collected in 2009 02/09/2007
U 162 Estimate ages of adult steelhead collected in fall 2010 02/09/2007
V 162 Estimate 2009 juvenile steelhead production and timing 02/09/2007
W 162 Estimate fish densities in snorkeled tributaries 02/09/2007
X 162 Genotype and analyze genetic tissues and results- DELETE (transfer to project 2010-026-00) 02/09/2007
Y 162 Estimate 2010 steelhead escapement 02/09/2007
Z 183 Prepare/Submit Journal Articles 02/09/2007
AA 132 Produce Annual Report for 2009 02/09/2007
AB 119 Manage Project 02/09/2007
AC 162 Estimate wild adult steelhead escapement above Lower Granite Dam - NEW 01/01/2010
AD 157 Sample wild steelhead smolts at Lower Granite Dam - NEW 02/25/2010
AE 162 Estimate ages of wild steelhead smolts collected at Lower Granite Dam - NEW 01/01/2010
AF 162 Estimate wild steelhead smolt production at Lower Granite Dam - NEW 01/01/2010