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Contract 63755: 1990-055-00 EXP IDAHO STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES - 2014
Project Number:
Title:
Idaho Salmon & Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation Studies (M&E)
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Clearwater 100.00%
Contract Number:
63755
Contract Title:
1990-055-00 EXP IDAHO STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES - 2014
Contract Continuation:
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59800: 1990-055-00 EXP IDAHO STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES - 2013
  • 67655: 1990-055-00 EXP IDAHO STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES - 2015
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
Information regarding this project is publicly and easily accessible from project reports located on the IDFG web site (http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/science/) and searchable using public search engines. Data are available via the Idaho Fish & Wildlife Information System (https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/portal/)

The purpose of the Idaho Steelhead Monitoring & Evaluation Studies (ISMES) is to monitor and evaluate of the status and trends of wild steelhead populations in Idaho. We have retained most of the objectives from the last proposal (2007-2009) but they have been expanded to incorporate the mandate from the Idaho Fish Accord to assess the status of wild steelhead in Idaho. The objectives are re-framed to be consistent with the Snake River monitoring and evaluation goals developed by the RPA Workgroup, with the strategies put forth by the Snake River basin fish managers, and with the guidance from NOAA Fisheries (Crawford and Rumsey 2009).

We will assess abundance, productivity, spatial structure, and diversity at the population and major population group scales. We will also assess abundance, productivity, and diversity for the Snake River Distinct Population Segment based on samples from Lower Granite Dam. To provide DPS-level monitoring, ISMES will continue to sample adult and juvenile steelhead at Lower Granite Dam. We will collaborate with Lower Granite Dam Genetic Stock Identification project (201002600)  to break aggregate abundance estimates and age composition into major population groups and, in some cases, populations. Over time, productivity will be assessed. Intensive monitoring efforts will continue (at Fish Creek, Rapid River and Big Creek) as will recent expansions in regards to coordination and support of other intensive steelhead monitoring work in Idaho. We will estimate adult abundance, length distribution, sex ratio, and age composition; smolt abundance, length structure, and age composition; survival of juveniles from spawning stream to Lower Granite and smolt-to-adult return rate. Current extensive monitoring elements are retained (dispersed parr surveys to assess spatial structure and stream water temperature monitoring), as are the population-level genetic work. Genetic elements will emphasize maintenance of the genetic baseline used by project 201002600 as well as genetic diversity.

This statement of work will be organized in accordance with the 2010 proposal. There are 5 objectives from the proposal:
Objective 1: Monitor status and trends of wild steelhead at Lower Granite Dam. This effort is funded by Idaho Fish Accord monies.
Objective 2:  Conduct intensive, high-precision (fish in, fish out) monitoring of steelhead in Fish Creek (Lochsa population), Rapid River (Little Salmon population), and Big Creek (Lower Middle Fork Salmon population).
Objective 3:  Support and coordinate intensive, high-precision (fish in, fish out) monitoring of wild steelhead at other locations in Idaho. ISMES is the central repository of information for wild steelhead in Idaho. The goal of this work is to collect information where wild steelhead are being passed above hatchery weirs.
Objective 4:  Conduct extensive monitoring in selected streams (snorkel surveys and temperature monitoring).
Objective 5: Monitor temporal and spatial genetic patterns of steelhead populations in Idaho.

Lastly, in 2012, this project took on the steelhead run re-construction objective of the B-run steelhead supplementation monitoring project (201005700).
Objective 6: Account for the spatial distribution and final disposition of all adult steelhead (hatchery and natural production) crossing Lower Granite Dam.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
01/01/2014
Contract End Date:
12/31/2014
Current Contract Value:
$815,805
Expenditures:
$815,805

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-May-2024.

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 Concluded
Permits obtained to do field work B: 165. Project Permitting 12/31/2014 12/30/2014
Measure Stream Temperature in Salmon and Clearwater River Tributaries C: 157. Measure Stream Temperature 12/31/2014 12/30/2014
Collect Data from Adult Steelhead in Fish Creek and Rapid River D: 157. Collect Data from Adult Steelhead in Fish Creek & Rapid River 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Install and Operate Screw Traps in Fish Creek, Rapid River and Big Creek E: 157. Install and Operate Screw Traps (Fish Creek, Rapid River & Big Creek) 11/30/2014 11/07/2014
DNA tissue collection at Salmon & Clearwater River tributaries, traps, and weirs F: 157. Collect DNA Tissue Samples (Salmon & Clearwater River tributaries, traps, & weirs 12/01/2014 12/01/2014
PIT-tagged fish G: 158. PIT tag juveniles in streams (Salmon & Clearwater River tributaries) 12/01/2014 12/01/2014
Snorkel surveys in Clearwater & Salmon River Tributaries H: 157. Snorkel streams to estimate juvenile densities (Salmon & Clearwater River tributaries) 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Adult steelhead sampling in Big Creek I: 157. Sample adult steelhead in Big Creek (Middle Fk Salmon River) 07/01/2014 06/30/2014
Scale and tissue sample collection J: 157. Sample adult steelhead at Lower Granite Dam 12/15/2014 12/15/2014
Smolt data & samples K: 157. Sample wild steelhead smolts at Lower Granite Dam 07/31/2014 07/31/2014
Age of adult and juvenile steelhead L: 162. Assign ages to adult and juvenile steelhead scale samples collected at trap & weirs in 2013 04/30/2014 04/30/2014
Determine the age of wild adult steelhead M: 162. Assign ages to adult steelhead scale samples collected at Lower Granite Dam during run year 2013-14 12/31/2014 12/30/2014
Determine the age of wild juvenile steelhead N: 162. Assign ages to wild steelhead smolt scale samples collected at Lower Granite Dam during 2014 12/31/2014 12/30/2014
PIT tag files in PTAGIS O: 159. Manage PIT Tag Files 11/30/2014 11/30/2014
Reports & analysis P: 161. Fulfill Data Requests & Make Professional Presentations 12/31/2014 12/30/2014
Databases updated with 2014 data Q: 160. Maintain Databases 12/31/2014 12/30/2014
2013 Stream temperature data summarized R: 162. Summarize 2013 stream temperature data 04/01/2014 03/31/2014
Estimated juvenile production for ISMES streams S: 162. Estimate 2013 juvenile steelhead production and timing in Fish Creek, Rapid River, & Big Creek 04/01/2014 03/31/2014
Juvenile steelhead density estimates T: 162. Estimate fish densities in tributaries surveyed in 2013 04/01/2014 03/31/2014
Adult steelhead escapement into Idaho index streams. U: 162. Estimate 2012 steelhead escapement in Fish Creek, Rapid River & Big Creek 02/28/2014 02/28/2014
Wild adult steelhead escapement above Lower Granite Dam for the 2013-14 spawn year V: 162. Estimate wild adult steelhead escapement above Lower Granite Dam for spawn year 2013-14 12/31/2014 12/30/2014
Wild smolt production at Lower Granite Dam W: 162. Estimate wild steelhead smolt production at Lower Granite Dam during 2014 12/31/2014 12/30/2014
Journal articles X: 183. Prepare/Submit Journal Articles 12/31/2014 12/30/2014
2013 Annual Report Y: 132. Produce Annual Report for 2013 10/15/2014
Manage project administration and coordination Z: 119. Manage Project 12/31/2014 12/30/2014
Steelhead Run Reconstruction Data AA: 157. Collect Data for Annual Steelhead Run Reconstruction with Co-Managers 05/31/2014 05/31/2014
Interpretation of of summarized data sets regarding the steelhead run AB: 162. Conduct Annual Steelhead Run Reconstruction with Co-Managers 12/31/2014 12/30/2014
BPA Technical Report for 2012 AC: 132. Produce BPA Technical Report for 2012 03/15/2014 03/14/2014
BPA BiOp RPA Report for 2013 AD: 141. Produce BPA BiOp RPA Report for 2013 03/15/2014 03/14/2014

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Snake River DPS (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
  • 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 01/01/2014
B 165 Project Permitting 01/01/2014
C 157 Measure Stream Temperature 10/17/2014
D 157 Collect Data from Adult Steelhead in Fish Creek & Rapid River 10/17/2014
E 157 Install and Operate Screw Traps (Fish Creek, Rapid River & Big Creek) 10/17/2014
F 157 Collect DNA Tissue Samples (Salmon & Clearwater River tributaries, traps, & weirs 10/17/2014
G 158 PIT tag juveniles in streams (Salmon & Clearwater River tributaries) 10/17/2014
H 157 Snorkel streams to estimate juvenile densities (Salmon & Clearwater River tributaries) 10/17/2014
I 157 Sample adult steelhead in Big Creek (Middle Fk Salmon River) 10/17/2014
J 157 Sample adult steelhead at Lower Granite Dam 10/17/2014
K 157 Sample wild steelhead smolts at Lower Granite Dam 10/17/2014
L 162 Assign ages to adult and juvenile steelhead scale samples collected at trap & weirs in 2013 01/01/2014
M 162 Assign ages to adult steelhead scale samples collected at Lower Granite Dam during run year 2013-14 01/01/2014
N 162 Assign ages to wild steelhead smolt scale samples collected at Lower Granite Dam during 2014 01/01/2014
O 159 Manage PIT Tag Files 01/01/2014
P 161 Fulfill Data Requests & Make Professional Presentations 01/01/2014
Q 160 Maintain Databases 01/01/2014
R 162 Summarize 2013 stream temperature data 01/01/2014
S 162 Estimate 2013 juvenile steelhead production and timing in Fish Creek, Rapid River, & Big Creek 01/01/2014
T 162 Estimate fish densities in tributaries surveyed in 2013 01/01/2014
U 162 Estimate 2012 steelhead escapement in Fish Creek, Rapid River & Big Creek 01/01/2014
V 162 Estimate wild adult steelhead escapement above Lower Granite Dam for spawn year 2013-14 01/01/2014
W 162 Estimate wild steelhead smolt production at Lower Granite Dam during 2014 01/01/2014
X 183 Prepare/Submit Journal Articles 01/01/2014
Y 132 Produce Annual Report for 2013 01/01/2014
Z 119 Manage Project 01/01/2014
AA 157 Collect Data for Annual Steelhead Run Reconstruction with Co-Managers 10/17/2014
AB 162 Conduct Annual Steelhead Run Reconstruction with Co-Managers 01/01/2014
AC 132 Produce BPA Technical Report for 2012 01/01/2014
AD 141 Produce BPA BiOp RPA Report for 2013 01/01/2014