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Project 1983-350-00 - Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Project Number:
1983-350-00
Title:
Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Summary:
AUTHORIZATION:
The Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC) authorized construction of Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery facilities 17, May 2000, in Helena, MT. Construction began July 2001 and was essentially completed in October 2002. The hatchery was dedicated 9, October 2002. Spring and fall Chinook salmon eggs were brought on-station, for incubation in October and all systems appeared to be functioning.
This statement of work and budget contain activities and costs associated with the operation and maintenance of the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery and six satellite facilities.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2004
Ending FY:
2018
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Clearwater 100.00%
Purpose:
Artificial Production
Emphasis:
Supplementation
Focal Species:
All Anadromous Fish
All Anadromous Salmonids
Chinook - Snake River Fall ESU (threatened)
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer
Coho - Unspecified Population
Lamprey, Pacific
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None

Clearwater River Subbasin map with Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Complex facilities identified.

Figure Name: Figure 1

Document ID: P121795

Document: 2010 NPTHC Annual Report

Page Number: 5

Project: 1983-350-00

Contract: 50764


Summary of Budgets

To view all expenditures for all fiscal years, click "Project Exp. by FY"

Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2016 (Previous) $2,209,261 $2,209,261 $2,209,261 $2,209,261 $1,966,476

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $2,209,261 $2,209,261 $2,209,261 $1,966,476
FY2017 (Current) $2,209,261 $2,259,261 $2,209,261 $2,209,261 $1,338,206

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $2,209,261 $2,160,368 $2,160,368 $1,308,590
Cost Savings $50,000 $48,893 $48,893 $29,616
FY2018 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $0 $0 $0 $0
Cost Savings $0 $0 $0 $0
Capital SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2016 (Previous) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2017 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2018 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Mar-2017

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2016 - FY2018)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2016 Expense $2,209,261 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY16 Initial Planning Budgets - Expense 05/22/2015
FY2017 Expense $2,209,261 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY17 SOY Budgets 06/02/2016
FY2017 Expense $50,000 From: Cost Savings February FY17 Transfers 02/27/2017

Pending Budget Decision?  No


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Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Capital Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
4504 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 1983-350-0 NEZ PERCE TRIBAL HATCHERY - O & M History $7,964,254 1/1/2001 - 12/31/2006
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
4035 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 1983-350-00 NEZ PERCE TRIBAL HATCHERY - PLANNING & DESIGN History $622,757 3/20/2001 - 3/31/2005
20668 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 1983 350 00 NP TRIBAL HATCHERY O&M History $1,641,326 1/1/2005 - 12/31/2005
456 REL 2 SOW Concannon, Kathleen A T/O17362 W/E SERVICES:NEZ PERCE TRIBAL HATCHERY PROJECT History $1,325 10/1/1998 - 12/31/2000
331 REL 2 SOW Concannon, Kathleen A NEZ PERCE TRIBAL HATCHERY EIS History $5,000 9/30/1998 - 9/30/1999
25513 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 1983 350 00 NEZ PERCE HATCHERY O & M History $1,820,480 1/1/2006 - 12/31/2006
30513 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 1983 350 00 NEZ PERCE HATCHERY O & M History $1,936,708 1/1/2007 - 12/31/2007
36059 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 198335000 EXP NPTH O/M History $2,032,187 1/1/2008 - 12/31/2008
40151 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 198335000 EXP NPTH O&M History $2,027,782 1/1/2009 - 12/31/2009
71275 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 1983-350-00 EXP NEZ PERCE TRIBAL HATCHERY O&M Issued $2,209,261 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016
75325 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 1983-350-00 EXP NEZ PERCE TRIBAL HATCHERY O&M Issued $2,209,261 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):20
Completed:11
On time:11
Status Reports
Completed:47
On time:33
Avg Days Late:2

Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
4504 20668, 25513, 30513, 36059, 40151, 45237, 50764, 55489, 60242, 63480, 67318, 71275, 75325 1983-350-0 NEZ PERCE TRIBAL HATCHERY - O & M Nez Perce Tribe 01/2001 01/2001 Issued 47 152 18 0 13 183 92.90% 1
Project Totals 47 152 18 0 13 183 92.90% 1


Review: RME / AP Category Review

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 1983-350-00-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 1983-350-00
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-1983-350-00
Completed Date: None
2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Rating: Supports 2008 FCRPS BiOp
Comments: BiOp Workgroup Comments: No BiOp Workgoup comments

The BiOp RM&E Workgroups made the following determinations regarding the proposal's ability or need to support BiOp Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) RPAs. If you have questions regarding these RPA association conclusions, please contact your BPA COTR and they will help clarify, or they will arrange further discussion with the appropriate RM&E Workgroup Leads. BiOp RPA associations for the proposed work are: ()
All Questionable RPA Associations () and
All Deleted RPA Associations (50.6 50.7 62.4 62.5 64.2 )
Proponent Response:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1983-350-00-ISRP-20101015
Project: 1983-350-00 - Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-1983-350-00
Completed Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This meets criteria but also see comments on the M&E proposal 198335003.

Now that the program has shown that it can produce fall and spring Chinook that return to the Clearwater River as adults, perhaps it is time to begin to consider whether (and to what extent) the effort will yield self-sustaining runs of natural origin. The next iteration of the project needs to begin to address whether and how self-sustaining Clearwater River salmon runs will be achieved. Thus, while the NPT has done a good job in guiding the NPTH to this point, the ISRP’s longstanding concerns about the viability of the supplementation approach to rebuild self-sustaining natural reproduction in Idaho rives and streams remains unanswered.

1. Purpose, Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

The proponents do a good job of describing the history of the project and how it fits into regional Fish and Wildlife Program and AP planning. Technical background, along with the growth and evolution of the NPTH program is well described.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management

Past ISRP concerns that project results were not being adequately described have been effectively dealt with by the very commendable January 2009 Orofino symposium. The current proposal summarizes material presented at the symposium but often provides inadequate narrative for those who did not have the opportunity to attend the symposium.

The proponents do a very good job of describing the project’s history and evolution, as well as to a lesser degree, how they went about solving unforeseen problems, mostly associated with low return of adults or with limited water supply. It is evident that the hatchery was built at a site having unsuitable water supply. The hatchery is reported to be operating better than in its first few years, however. Within the last year or so, production has increased to the point that objectives are being met or nearly so in terms of numbers of released fish.

One of the four or so apparent current “issues” with the project is whether the basic requirements for fish production are adequate at the NPTH facility. From the proposal it appears that ongoing improvements (of a wide variety) are adequate for the near future and that issue no longer exists.

Another issue is survival of juveniles immediately after release. It was mentioned at the symposium that results from tagging juveniles at Newsome Creek showed very high mortality by Lower Granite dam. It is important to understand relationships among fish size at release, time of movement from acclimation site, whether release is volitional or forced, and the habitat used by those fish as they overwinter. Granted, such monitoring should be (is?) done by another project (NPT M&E) but results need to be closely linked to this project so the best release strategies can be developed. Currently it does not appear that is receiving adequate attention.

Production goals for both spring and fall Chinook, in terms of numbers of juveniles leaving the various acclimation facilities, now seem close to being met. The obvious question now is whether those are the most appropriate production goals. Because the ultimate goal must be natural production, and the project duration is “until natural production in target streams can support exclusively the fishery management principles, goals and objectives listed above,” the key issue is whether the project is indeed moving toward that goal.

Objectives are not being met in terms of proportion of natural influence (PNI). The proportions of natural-origin adults in hatchery broodstocks (pNOB) are too low, and the proportions of hatchery-origin adults among naturally spawning fish (pHOS) are too high, therefore the PNI values are too low. For the ISRP to evaluate progress toward meeting PNI objectives, it would help for the proponents to provide the pNOB, pHOS, and PNI results for each year of hatchery operation.

SARs for the FCS and SCS components are roughly 0.1% and 0.3%, respectively. For natural production to be self-sustaining, SARs will have to increase by an order of magnitude. How can this be achieved? The next iteration of the project should start to address these issues and describe a plan for achieving them, otherwise, there will never be a termination date for the artificial production efforts on this project and the ultimate goals will never be achieved.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions for Type of Work (Hatchery, RME, Tagging)

Adequately described.


4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

Adequately described.
First Round ISRP Date: 10/18/2010
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
First Round ISRP Comment:
This meets criteria but also see comments on the M&E proposal 198335003.

Now that the program has shown that it can produce fall and spring Chinook that return to the Clearwater River as adults, perhaps it is time to begin to consider whether (and to what extent) the effort will yield self-sustaining runs of natural origin. The next iteration of the project needs to begin to address whether and how self-sustaining Clearwater River salmon runs will be achieved. Thus, while the NPT has done a good job in guiding the NPTH to this point, the ISRP’s longstanding concerns about the viability of the supplementation approach to rebuild self-sustaining natural reproduction in Idaho rives and streams remains unanswered.

1. Purpose, Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

The proponents do a good job of describing the history of the project and how it fits into regional Fish and Wildlife Program and AP planning. Technical background, along with the growth and evolution of the NPTH program is well described.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management

Past ISRP concerns that project results were not being adequately described have been effectively dealt with by the very commendable January 2009 Orofino symposium. The current proposal summarizes material presented at the symposium but often provides inadequate narrative for those who did not have the opportunity to attend the symposium.

The proponents do a very good job of describing the project’s history and evolution, as well as to a lesser degree, how they went about solving unforeseen problems, mostly associated with low return of adults or with limited water supply. It is evident that the hatchery was built at a site having unsuitable water supply. The hatchery is reported to be operating better than in its first few years, however. Within the last year or so, production has increased to the point that objectives are being met or nearly so in terms of numbers of released fish.

One of the four or so apparent current “issues” with the project is whether the basic requirements for fish production are adequate at the NPTH facility. From the proposal it appears that ongoing improvements (of a wide variety) are adequate for the near future and that issue no longer exists.

Another issue is survival of juveniles immediately after release. It was mentioned at the symposium that results from tagging juveniles at Newsome Creek showed very high mortality by Lower Granite dam. It is important to understand relationships among fish size at release, time of movement from acclimation site, whether release is volitional or forced, and the habitat used by those fish as they overwinter. Granted, such monitoring should be (is?) done by another project (NPT M&E) but results need to be closely linked to this project so the best release strategies can be developed. Currently it does not appear that is receiving adequate attention.

Production goals for both spring and fall Chinook, in terms of numbers of juveniles leaving the various acclimation facilities, now seem close to being met. The obvious question now is whether those are the most appropriate production goals. Because the ultimate goal must be natural production, and the project duration is “until natural production in target streams can support exclusively the fishery management principles, goals and objectives listed above,” the key issue is whether the project is indeed moving toward that goal.

Objectives are not being met in terms of proportion of natural influence (PNI). The proportions of natural-origin adults in hatchery broodstocks (pNOB) are too low, and the proportions of hatchery-origin adults among naturally spawning fish (pHOS) are too high, therefore the PNI values are too low. For the ISRP to evaluate progress toward meeting PNI objectives, it would help for the proponents to provide the pNOB, pHOS, and PNI results for each year of hatchery operation.

SARs for the FCS and SCS components are roughly 0.1% and 0.3%, respectively. For natural production to be self-sustaining, SARs will have to increase by an order of magnitude. How can this be achieved? The next iteration of the project should start to address these issues and describe a plan for achieving them, otherwise, there will never be a termination date for the artificial production efforts on this project and the ultimate goals will never be achieved.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions for Type of Work (Hatchery, RME, Tagging)

Adequately described.


4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

Adequately described.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1983-350-00-NPCC-20110125
Project: 1983-350-00 - Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-1983-350-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Fund (Qualified)
Comments: Implement with condition through 2016: Implementation subject to regional hatchery effects evaluation process described in programmatic recommendation #4.
Conditions:
Council Condition #1 Programmatic Issue: RMECAT #4 Hatchery Effectiveness—Subject to regional hatchery effects evaluation process
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1983-350-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1983-350-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: O&M for BPA-funded hatchery mitigating for FCRPS.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1983-350-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1983-350-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1983-350-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1983-350-00 - Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
While the ISRP recommends the project as fundable, the ISRP also expects the sponsors to do a better job of reporting results in their future proposals. The Project History reports only actions performed, e.g., the planning and creation of the hatchery, and numbers of fish of different sorts stocked each year since releases began in 2003. Adult return rates cannot yet be reported, of course, but it would be helpful to have information for each released group on egg-to-smolt survival and on smolt survival to points downstream. Reasons for variation in such results should be discussed, including comparison with literature values.

In their response, the sponsors provided additional data and explanations, and these seem adequate; however, in future review cycles, sponsors could do a better job of following the topical outline for proposals.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1983-350-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1983-350-00 - Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Flat line '07 requested amount - this level was reflected in the Step 3 NPTH decision (May 17, 2000). Other associated life histories (coho) not prioritized.

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Bruce McLeod Project Lead Nez Perce Tribe
Aaron Penney Project Lead Nez Perce Tribe
Rebecca Johnson Project Lead Nez Perce Tribe
Jay Hesse Supervisor Nez Perce Tribe
Sherman Sprague Interested Party Nez Perce Tribe
Bill Arnsberg Interested Party Nez Perce Tribe
Paul Krueger (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Katey Grange Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
Amy Mai Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration