Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
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Contract 68303: 1998-016-00 EXP ESCAPEMENT/PRODUCTIVITY SPRING
Project Number:
Title:
Escapement and Productivity of Spring Chinook and Steelhead
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau John Day 100.00%
Contract Number:
68303
Contract Title:
1998-016-00 EXP ESCAPEMENT/PRODUCTIVITY SPRING
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
Salmonid Productivity, Status, and Trend Monitoring
in the John Day River Basin
Statement of Work and Budget FY2015

BPA Project Number:  1998-016-00
Contract Number: 278339
Performance/Budget Period: 1 Feb. 2015 to 31 Jan. 2016
The John Day River subbasin supports one of the last remaining intact wild populations of spring Chinook salmon and summer steelhead in the Columbia River Basin.  These populations, however, remain depressed relative to historic levels.  Numerous habitat protection and rehabilitation projects to improve salmonid freshwater production and survival have been implemented in the basin and are in need of effectiveness monitoring.  While our monitoring efforts outlined here will not specifically measure the effectiveness of any particular project, they will provide much needed background (status and trend) information for developing context for project-specific effectiveness monitoring efforts.  To meet the data needs as index stocks, to assess the long-term effectiveness of habitat projects, and to differentiate freshwater and ocean survival, sufficient annual estimates of spawner escapement, age structure, smolt-to-adult ratios (SAR), and egg-to-smolt survival are needed.  Additional sampling and analyses to meet these goals include an estimate of smolt abundance and SAR rates.  Columbia Basin managers have identified the John Day subbasin spring Chinook population as an index population for assessing the effects of alternative future management actions on salmon stocks in the Columbia Basin.

This work is integrated with the current RM&E effort for the John Day River basin.  Our efforts provide nearly all of the status and trend monitoring, and some of the effectiveness monitoring, for the RM&E projects.  Coordination occurs through periodic meetings.  Trap operations coincide with current research efforts and comanagers participate.


References:

DeHart, K. B., I. A. Tattam, J. R. Ruzycki, and R. W. Carmichael.  2012.  Productivity of spring Chinook salmon and summer steelhead in the John Day River basin, 2011–2012 annual report, project no. 199801600, Bonneville Power Administration.

Hart, P.J.B. and T.J. Pitcher. 1969. Field trials of fish marking using a jet inoculator. Journal of Fish Biology. 1:383-385.

Keefe, M.L., and five co-authors. 1998. Investigations into the early life history of naturally produced spring chinook salmon in the Grande Ronde River basin. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, La Grande, OR. Annual Progress Report to Bonneville Power Administration. Project No. 92-026-04 (https://efw.bpa.gov/Environment/EW/EWP/DOCS/REPORTS/HABITAT/H33299-4.pdf).

Lindsay, R.B., and five co-authors. 1986. Study of wild spring chinook salmon in the John Day River System. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland, OR. Final Report to Bonneville Power Administration. Project No. 79-004-00.
https://efw.bpa.gov/Environment/EW/EWP/DOCS/REPORTS/HABITAT/H39796-1.pdf

Tattam, I.A., J.R. Ruzycki, P. B. Bayley, H. W. Li, and G. R. Giannico.  2013.  The Influence of Release Strategy and Migration History on Capture Rate of Oncorhynchus mykiss in a Rotary Screw Trap.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 33:237–244.

Tattam, I.A., J.R. Ruzycki, H. W. Li, and G. R. Giannico.  2013.  Body size and growth rate influence emigration timing of Oncorhynchus mykiss.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:1406–1414.

Thedinga J.F., M.L. Murphy, S.W. Johnson, J.M. Lorenz, and K.V. Koski. 1994. Determination of salmonid smolt yield with rotary screw traps in the Situk River, Alaska, to predict effects of glacial flooding. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 14:837-851.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
02/01/2015
Contract End Date:
01/31/2016
Current Contract Value:
$379,104
Expenditures:
$379,104

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Jun-2024.

BPA COR:
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
4(d) Report A: 165. Produce NEPA Checklist and Regulatory Clearances to BPA 01/15/2016 01/14/2016
Dataset on SAR & Abundance Estimates B: 157. Rotary Screw Trap Operation 01/31/2016 01/26/2016
Dataset on Spring Chinook Smolt Seining C: 157. Spring Chinook Smolt Seining 01/29/2016 01/08/2016
Smolt PIT Tagging D: 158. PIT Tag Emigrating Smolts 01/31/2016 01/26/2016
PIT Tag Data Submission to PTAGIS E: 159. Submit & Acquire PIT Tag Data to/from PTAGIS and NRIMP 01/31/2016 01/26/2016
Dataset on Smolt Migrant Abundance and Survival F: 162. Estimate Smolt Abundance, Productivity, Age, and SAR 01/31/2016 01/26/2016
Professional Presentation of Results H: 161. Present Project Data at Professional Meetings 08/28/2015 08/21/2015
All Administrative Tasks Fulfilled with Timely Quality Products J: 119. SOW and Budget for FY 2016 01/31/2016 01/26/2016
Revise/Publish Manuscript on Chinook Salmon Survival Rate Analysis K: 183. Submit Manuscript on Chinook Salmon Survival Rate Analysis 12/01/2015 08/07/2015

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 1 instance of WE 183 Produce Journal Article
  • 2 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
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance 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
  • 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 NEPA Checklist and Regulatory Clearances to BPA 02/01/2015
B 157 Rotary Screw Trap Operation 02/01/2015
C 157 Spring Chinook Smolt Seining 02/01/2015
D 158 PIT Tag Emigrating Smolts 02/01/2015
E 159 Submit & Acquire PIT Tag Data to/from PTAGIS and NRIMP 02/01/2015
F 162 Estimate Smolt Abundance, Productivity, Age, and SAR 02/01/2015
G 132 No Report Due Under this Contract 02/01/2015
H 161 Present Project Data at Professional Meetings 02/01/2015
I 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 02/01/2015
J 119 SOW and Budget for FY 2016 02/01/2015
K 183 Submit Manuscript on Chinook Salmon Survival Rate Analysis 02/01/2015