Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
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Contract 63431: 1996-043-00 EXP JCAPE M&E
Project Number:
Title:
Johnson Creek Artificial Propagation Enhancement
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Salmon 100.00%
Contract Number:
63431
Contract Title:
1996-043-00 EXP JCAPE M&E
Continuation of Contract:
60453: 1996-043-00 EXP JCAPE M&E
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
In 1998, the JCAPE project requested an emergency Step-2 action from the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NPCC) to begin limited salmon supplementation of the Johnson Creek stock of summer Chinook salmon population.  This request was to produce 110,000 smolts in existing facilities at the McCall Fish Hatchery.  This action allowed the JCAPE project to start the recovery of the Johnson Creek stock while the JCAPE project continued development through the NPCC 3-Step review process.  This limited production has now occurred in 1998, 2000-2013.  The original proposal for the JCAPE project was to produce 300,000 smolts annually. This level of production would have required the development of new satellite facilities on Johnson Creek and the expansion of the McCall Fish Hatchery.  NOAA Fisheries indicated, in August 2002, that they would only permit the JCAPE project for 110,000 smolts.  This level of production could be accomplished utilized existing hatchery facilities without modifications.

Johnson Creek Artificial Propagation Enhancement Project is a conservation program that will spawn, incubate, rear, and release summer Chinook salmon. This program will utilize existing incubation and rearing facilities at the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan (LSRCP) juvenile rearing hatchery at McCall, Idaho.  Juvenile fish will be reared to the smolt stage and direct released into Johnson Creek.  The production goal for Johnson Creek Chinook salmon remains 100,000 smolts.  These numbers are authorized by NMFS through Section 10 permits of the Endangered Species Act (ESA Permit #1250).

Juveniles will be raised to smolts from incubation to release in variable water temperature conditions mimicking the natural regime. Rearing conditions will also include low density (0.1 to 0.30 lb/cf/in), and natural photo-period (indoors).  Smolts will be direct released into a known natural production area in Johnson Creek with the intent that the returning adults will spawn in their natural habitat.  Releases of juvenile smolts occurred in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.  Existing McCall Fish Hatchery facility structure has limited JCAPE production to one final rearing container.  Based on results from a recent small-scale study, we found that release timing of fish differed between an 'early' and 'late' period.  Results indicate that survival of fish released during the later time frame were higher than for those released during the early time frame.  We plan on releasing all BY12 smolt during the later (April) time frame in 2014.

This program, initiated prior to the first releases of supplemented fish, has been collecting baseline life-history characteristic information, to examine survival of the natural fish in Johnson Creek and any potential effects that the supplementation program may have on the natural population. This M&E program quantifies 38 key performance measures, which are being standardized throughout Columbia River Basin (within Collaborative System-wide Monitoring and Evaluation Project), and contributes to regional monitoring and evaluation (RM&E) efforts addressing critical uncertainties associated with supplementation and ESA listed stock status/recovery.  These performance measures are listed in six major categories: (1) Abundance, (2) Survival-Productivity, (3) Distribution, (4) Genetic, (5) Life History, and (6) Habitat.  Evaluation under the context of these performance measures give us the most accurate means to evaluate this supplementation program.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
01/01/2014
Contract End Date:
12/31/2014
Current Contract Value:
$777,564
Expenditures:
$777,564

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Oct-2019.

Env. Compliance Lead:
Contract Contractor:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Type Email Work Phone
Joe Deherrera Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR jldeherrera@bpa.gov (503) 230-3442
John Gebhards Nez Perce Tribe Yes Interested Party johng@nezperce.org (208) 634-5290x3305
Arleen Henry Nez Perce Tribe No Administrative Contact arleenh@nezperce.org (208) 621-3833
Jay Hesse Nez Perce Tribe Yes Supervisor jayh@nezperce.org (208) 621-3552
Rebecca Johnson Nez Perce Tribe No Interested Party beckyj@nezperce.org (208) 621-4629
Paul Krueger Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver pqkrueger@bpa.gov (503) 230-5723
Craig Rabe Nez Perce Tribe Yes Contract Manager craigr@nezperce.org (208) 634-5290x3311
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605
Jason Vogel Nez Perce Tribe No Interested Party jasonv@nezperce.org (208) 621-3602
Nancy Weintraub Bonneville Power Administration No Env. Compliance Lead nhweintraub@bpa.gov (503) 230-5373


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Obtain and submit environmental permits A: 165. Obtain Permits and submit copies to BPA NEPA group 12/31/2014 12/17/2014
Report preparation and submission (2011 progress report) B: 132. Submit Progress Report for BY2009: 3/2/2010 to 09/30/2011 08/13/2014 08/13/2014
Report preparation and submission (2012 progress report) C: 132. Submit Progress Report for BY 2010: 3/2/2011 to 12/31/2012 08/13/2014
Report preparation and submission (2013 progress report) D: 132. Submit Progress Report for BY 2011: 3/1/2012 to 09/30/2013 04/11/2014 04/11/2014
Redd & Carcass surveys E: 157. Conduct Redd Counts, Prespawning, and Carcass Surveys 11/30/2014 09/18/2014
Coordination of data collection and dissemination F: 189. Coordinate JCAPE M&E Activities with Cooperating Agencies 12/31/2014 12/29/2014
Mark & tag summer Chinook G: 158. Mark Juvenile and Adult Summer Chinook Salmon 12/31/2014 12/29/2014
Escapement monitoring and adult production estimation H: 157. Monitor Johnson Creek Adult Escapement and Estimate Adult Production 12/31/2014 12/29/2014
Collection of genetic samples and bony structures I: 157. Collect DNA, Scale, Snout & Fin Ray Samples from Adult summer Chinook Salmon in JC 12/31/2014 12/29/2014
Screw trap operation J: 157. Operate Juvenile Screw Traps 12/31/2014 11/25/2014
Conduct Probabilistic-based Redd Counts and Carcass Surveys K: 157. Conduct Probabilistic-based Redd Counts and Carcass Surveys 12/31/2014 09/18/2014
Screw trap and adult weir install and remove L: 70. Install and Remove Screw Trap and Adult Picket Weir 12/31/2014 11/25/2014
BiOp RM&E Report submission M: 141. Produce BiOp RPA Report 12/31/2014 12/29/2014
Manage and administer project N: 119. Manage and Administer Projects 12/31/2014 12/29/2014
Manage PIT tag files O: 159. Manage PIT Tag Files 12/31/2014 12/29/2014
Public outreach P: 99. Public Outreach for Fisheries Education 09/12/2014 09/12/2014

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 5 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

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Obtain Permits and submit copies to BPA NEPA group 01/01/2014
B 132 Submit Progress Report for BY2009: 3/2/2010 to 09/30/2011 01/01/2014
C 132 Submit Progress Report for BY 2010: 3/2/2011 to 12/31/2012 01/01/2014
D 132 Submit Progress Report for BY 2011: 3/1/2012 to 09/30/2013 01/01/2014
E 157 Conduct Redd Counts, Prespawning, and Carcass Surveys 01/22/2014
F 189 Coordinate JCAPE M&E Activities with Cooperating Agencies 01/01/2014
G 158 Mark Juvenile and Adult Summer Chinook Salmon 01/22/2014
H 157 Monitor Johnson Creek Adult Escapement and Estimate Adult Production 01/22/2014
I 157 Collect DNA, Scale, Snout & Fin Ray Samples from Adult summer Chinook Salmon in JC 01/22/2014
J 157 Operate Juvenile Screw Traps 01/22/2014
K 157 Conduct Probabilistic-based Redd Counts and Carcass Surveys 01/22/2014
L 70 Install and Remove Screw Trap and Adult Picket Weir 01/22/2014
M 141 Produce BiOp RPA Report 01/01/2014
N 119 Manage and Administer Projects 01/01/2014
O 159 Manage PIT Tag Files 01/01/2014
P 99 Public Outreach for Fisheries Education 01/01/2014
Q 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 01/01/2014