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Contract 53865: 2010-033-00 EXP STUDY REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS
Project Number:
Title:
Study Reproductive Success of Hatchery and Natural Origin Steelhead in the Methow
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Cascade Methow 100.00%
Contract Number:
53865
Contract Title:
2010-033-00 EXP STUDY REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
We propose to quantitatively evaluate the relative reproductive success of naturally spawning hatchery and natural origin steelhead in the Columbia Basin. Hatcheries are one of the main tools that have been used to mitigate for salmon losses caused by the construction and operation of the Columbia River hydropower system.  In addition to harvest augmentation, hatcheries have recently been used in attempts to protect stocks from extinction (e.g., captive breeding) and attempts to enhance natural production (supplementation).  Surprisingly, little is known about how much the investment in hatcheries benefits or harms natural production.  We propose to take advantage of recent technological advances in genetics to empirically monitor the reproductive success of hatchery and natural steelhead using a DNA-based pedigree approach.  For this contract period, we will continue to trap and collect DNA and biological data from all steelhead released upstream of the weir, conduct intensive spawning ground surveys and collect DNA samples from progeny (i.e., parr and smolts) of previous brood years.  Specifically, we will (1) directly measure the relative reproductive success of hatchery and natural-origin steelhead  in a the natural environment, (2) determine the degree to which any differences in reproductive success between hatchery and natural steelhead can be explained by measurable biological characteristics such as run timing, morphology or behavior, and (3) estimate the relative fitness of hatchery-lineage steelhead after they have experienced an entire generation in the natural environment.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
08/01/2011
Contract End Date:
07/31/2012
Current Contract Value:
$230,982
Expenditures:
$230,982

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

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
EC Documentation provided A: 165. Produce environmental compliance documentation for BPA 08/02/2011 08/02/2011
Project managed. Draft contracting package including SOW, LIB, & PI submitted to COTR B: 119. Overall project administration 04/01/2012 03/31/2012
DNA from steelhead captured at weir collected C: 157. Collect adult DNA samples from steelhead 05/31/2012 05/31/2012
Spawning ground ecological data conducted D: 157. Conduct steelhead spawning ground surveys 05/31/2012 05/31/2012
DNA samples from age-1 steelhead parr collected E: 157. Collect DNA from age-1 steelhead parr 11/01/2011 11/01/2011
DNA samples from steelhead smolts collected F: 157. Collect DNA from steelhead smolts at smolt trap 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Adult steelhead genotypes G: 157. Genotype adult steelhead 02/01/2012 02/01/2012
Juvenile steelhead genotypes H: 157. Genotype Juvenile Steelhead and Conduct Parentage Analysis 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Redd morphology and habitat data collected I: 157. Collect Ecological and Redd Morphology Data on the Spawning Grounds 05/31/2012 05/31/2012
Ecological traits influence of fitness J: 162. Analyze ecological data from spawning grounds 03/01/2012 03/01/2012
August 2010 - July 2011 Annual Report L: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period (August 2010) to (July 2011) 03/09/2012 03/09/2012

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Upper Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 7 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Produce environmental compliance documentation for BPA 08/01/2011
B 119 Overall project administration 08/01/2011
C 157 Collect adult DNA samples from steelhead 08/01/2011
D 157 Conduct steelhead spawning ground surveys 08/01/2011
E 157 Collect DNA from age-1 steelhead parr 08/01/2011
F 157 Collect DNA from steelhead smolts at smolt trap 08/01/2011
G 157 Genotype adult steelhead 08/01/2011
H 157 Genotype Juvenile Steelhead and Conduct Parentage Analysis 08/01/2011
I 157 Collect Ecological and Redd Morphology Data on the Spawning Grounds 08/01/2011
J 162 Analyze ecological data from spawning grounds 08/01/2011
K 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 08/01/2011
L 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (August 2010) to (July 2011) 08/01/2011