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Contract 45728: 1989-098-00 EXP SALMON STUDIES ID RVRS - IDFG
Project Number:
Title:
Salmon Studies in Idaho Rivers
BPA PM:
Stage:
Closed
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Salmon 100.00%
Contract Number:
45728
Contract Title:
1989-098-00 EXP SALMON STUDIES ID RVRS - IDFG
Contract Continuation:
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  • 50460: 1989-098-00 EXP ISS / IDF&G IDAHO SALMON STUDIES
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The Idaho Supplementation Studies (ISS) is a Clearwater River and Salmon River sub-basin wide cooperative research project partitioned among four resource management entities including the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Nez Perce Tribe, Shoshone-Bannock Tribe, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game functions acts as the lead agency with respect to project development, coordination, and implementation. The project encompasses 30 streams throughout Idaho. Sixteen streams have received supplementation treatments and 14 are un-supplemented controls. Each agency is individually contracted through Bonneville Power Administration, but data collection and reporting duties are administered through a joint statement of work, which helps ensure that consistent protocols are used by each agency. This Statement of Work for contract year 2010 (Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2010) includes synthesis of research activities and tasks to be completed by all cooperating agencies.

The goals of the Idaho Supplementation Studies Project are to 1) assess the effectiveness of localized hatchery broodstocks to increase the size of naturally spawning spring and summer Chinook salmon populations in the Salmon and Clearwater river drainages, and 2) evaluate the long-term genetic and ecological impacts of supplementation on these populations.  Specific objectives of the program include monitoring and evaluating the effects of supplementation on natural production in Chinook salmon populations, monitoring and evaluating changes in productivity in these populations relative to supplementation, and developing recommendations for the use of supplementation.  

The ISS study uses a multi-phased approach to evaluate supplementation. In Phase I, local adult returns were collected to develop supplementation broodstock. Phase II (treatment phase) used the returning supplementation adults to augment natural reproduction in treatment streams. In Phase III, or evaluation phase, supplementation treatments will be terminated, but we will continue to monitor production and productivity in both treatment and control populations for one Chinook salmon generation (i.e., five years). Determining population response after supplementation ceases will provide valuable insight into the long-term effects of supplementation.  The project has just transitioned from Phase II (treatment) to Phase III (evaluation).  In 2007 the last supplementation adults (the five-year-old component from our brood year 2002 juvenile releases) returned representing the program’s final supplementation treatment.  

The cessation of adult treatments in 2008 (i.e., passing supplementation origin adults over weirs onto spawning grounds) represent the only significant change in program activities from the FY2007 and previous statements of work.  All other activities described within the FY2010 statement of work are a continuation of previous work,  The cessation of adult treatments does not, however, eliminate any work elements or any realized reduction in time or personnel commitment.  In most instances, adults were sorted by hatchery not ISS personnel, and in 2010 and into the future hatchery staff will still be required to sort fish to separate hatchery origin fish for broodstock from natural origin fish to be passed over the weir.  The Crooked Fork Creek weir is the one instance where IDFG ISS personnel operate a weir.  This activity will remain in place to minimize the number of hatchery origin fish that stray into this control stream.


FAST TRACK CHANGES (MAY 2010)

An additional activity was added to the project to better meet BiOp and ESA monitoring requirements.  This includes installing and operating a new juvenile screw trap on Marsh Creek below the confluence with Beaver Creek.  This trap will provide intensive, high precision fish-out monitoring for Chinook salmon spawning in the upper Marsh Creek population (including Marsh, Knapp, Beaver, and Cape Horn creeks).  Multiple pass redd counts and carcass surveys are currently being conducted in Marsh Creek (above Cape Horn Creek) and additional multiple pass redd counts and carcass surveys will be initiated in Cape Horn and Beaver creeks and in Marsh Creek (from Cape Horn Creek to the screw trap) in 2010 to provide the intensive, high precision fish-in data necessary for VSP monitoring.

This new activity resulted in the addition of a new Work Element (WE - Z) to install and run the trap and modifications to WE - G and WE - K to include the additional fish tagging and redd counts and carcass surveys.

Our proposal included $90,000 to perform this work, but IDFG received only ~ $50,000.  It appears the USFWS received an additional $37,000 in excess of what was in their proposed budget.  This additional USFWS money needs to be transferred to IDFG in order to complete this activity.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
01/01/2010
Contract End Date:
12/31/2010
Current Contract Value:
$919,862
Expenditures:
$919,862

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Nov-2021.

Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Environmental compliance B: 165. IDFG Ensure program environmental compliance 02/01/2010 02/01/2010
Juvenile outmigration data C: 157. IDFG Operate Juvenile Screw Traps 12/31/2010 12/31/2010
Juvenile DNA samples D: 157. IDFG Collect DNA from Juvenile Chinook Salmon at ISS Traps 12/01/2010 12/01/2010
Adult escapement data E: 157. IDFG Monitor Adult Escapement into Study Streams 11/01/2010 11/01/2010
Adult DNA samples F: 157. IDFG Collect DNA Samples from Adult Chinook Salmon at ISS Weirs 10/15/2010 10/29/2010
Redd counts and carcass collections G: 157. IDFG Conduct Redd Counts and Carcass Surveys - MODIFIED 10/15/2010 10/15/2010
Additional carcass collections H: 157. IDFG Additional Carcass Surveys 10/15/2010 10/15/2010
Interagency cooperation I: 157. IDFG Supplemental Data Collection 12/31/2010 12/31/2010
Coded wire tag collection J: 157. IDFG Provide Snouts to Laboratories for CWT Extraction and Reading 11/30/2010 11/30/2010
Migration and survival data K: 158. IDFG Mark Juvenile and Adult Chinook Salmon - MODIFIED 11/15/2010 11/15/2010
Program database L: 159. IDFG Upload ISS Juvenile Chinook Salmon Data to Centralized Database 10/31/2010 10/31/2010
Migration and survival data M: 159. IDFG Manage PIT Tag Files 11/26/2010 12/03/2010
Interagency data access N: 160. IDFG Maintain Project Servers and Databases 12/31/2010 12/31/2010
Juvenile production estimate O: 162. IDFG Estimate Juvenile Production in ISS Study Streams and upper Marsh Creek population 10/31/2010 11/25/2010
Juvenile survival estimate P: 162. IDFG Estimate Juvenile Survival to Lower Granite Dam 10/31/2010 11/18/2010
Adult production estimate Q: 162. IDFG Estimate Adult Production in ISS Study Streams 10/31/2010 10/31/2010
Reproductive contribution R: 162. IDFG Perform Microsatellite Parental Exclusion Tests 12/15/2010 12/15/2010
Program coordination S: 191. Inter- and intra-agency coordination and cooperation 12/31/2010 12/31/2010
Draft funding package T: 119. Produce CY2011 SOW, budgets, and inventories 09/30/2010 09/30/2010
ESA compliance U: 141. IDFG ESA Take Reporting to NOAAF and USFWS 12/31/2010 12/31/2010
Joint annual report for Brood Year 2007 V: 132. IDFG Produce Joint Annual Report for Brood Year 2007 (Aug. 2007 thru July 2009) 10/31/2010
Journal Article(s) X: 183. Prepare/submit articles for peer reviewed publication 12/31/2010
Program solicitation and project proposal for next funding cycle Y: 114. Finalize ongoing funding solicitation for the next funding cycle 08/30/2010 08/30/2010
Juvenile migration estimates for upper Marsh Creek and tributaries Z: 157. IDFG operate juvenile screw trap - NEW 12/31/2010 12/31/2010

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Fall ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 183 Produce Journal Article
  • 9 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 2 instances of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 4 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer (not listed)
  • 7 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Snake River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab 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 IDFG Ensure program environmental compliance 02/09/2007
C 157 IDFG Operate Juvenile Screw Traps 06/24/2010
D 157 IDFG Collect DNA from Juvenile Chinook Salmon at ISS Traps 06/24/2010
E 157 IDFG Monitor Adult Escapement into Study Streams 06/24/2010
F 157 IDFG Collect DNA Samples from Adult Chinook Salmon at ISS Weirs 06/24/2010
G 157 IDFG Conduct Redd Counts and Carcass Surveys - MODIFIED 06/24/2010
H 157 IDFG Additional Carcass Surveys 06/24/2010
I 157 IDFG Supplemental Data Collection 02/09/2007
J 157 IDFG Provide Snouts to Laboratories for CWT Extraction and Reading 06/24/2010
K 158 IDFG Mark Juvenile and Adult Chinook Salmon - MODIFIED 06/24/2010
L 159 IDFG Upload ISS Juvenile Chinook Salmon Data to Centralized Database 02/09/2007
M 159 IDFG Manage PIT Tag Files 02/09/2007
N 160 IDFG Maintain Project Servers and Databases 02/09/2007
O 162 IDFG Estimate Juvenile Production in ISS Study Streams and upper Marsh Creek population 02/09/2007
P 162 IDFG Estimate Juvenile Survival to Lower Granite Dam 02/09/2007
Q 162 IDFG Estimate Adult Production in ISS Study Streams 02/09/2007
R 162 IDFG Perform Microsatellite Parental Exclusion Tests 02/09/2007
S 191 Inter- and intra-agency coordination and cooperation 02/09/2007
T 119 Produce CY2011 SOW, budgets, and inventories 02/09/2007
U 141 IDFG ESA Take Reporting to NOAAF and USFWS 02/09/2007
V 132 IDFG Produce Joint Annual Report for Brood Year 2007 (Aug. 2007 thru July 2009) 02/09/2007
W 132 IDFG Assemble and compile data for Brood Year 2008 Joint Annual Report (Aug. 2008 thru July 2010) 02/09/2007
X 183 Prepare/submit articles for peer reviewed publication 02/09/2007
Y 114 Finalize ongoing funding solicitation for the next funding cycle 02/09/2007
Z 157 IDFG operate juvenile screw trap - NEW 06/24/2010