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Project Summary

Project 1983-435-00 - Umatilla Hatchery Satellite Facilities Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Project Number:
1983-435-00
Title:
Umatilla Hatchery Satellite Facilities Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Summary:
Background

The Umatilla Fisheries Restoration Program is a comprehensive plan to re-establish salmon runs and enhance summer steelhead runs in the Umatilla River basin. Projects associated with this plan include artificial production, new ladders and screens, fish trap and haul, and stream habitat and flow enhancement. The Umatilla Basin artificial production program consists of Umatilla Hatchery for fish production and satellite facilities for adult holding and spawning and juvenile acclimation/release. As fisheries co-managers, ODFW currently operates the Umatilla Hatchery and CTUIR, under this project, operates the satellite facilities.

Bonifer, Minthorn, Imeques C-mem-ini-kem, Thornhollow, and Pendleton were completed in 1983, 1985, 1994, 1995, and 1999, respectively, and are used for temporary holding (acclimation) and release of juvenile salmon and steelhead. Minthorn is also used to hold and spawn adult summer steelhead collected from Three Mile Dam on the Umatilla River. Three Mile Dam Adult Holding and Spawning Facility was completed in 1996 and is currently used to hold and spawn fall Chinook adults. The South Fork Walla Walla Adult Holding and Spawning Facility was completed in 1997 and is used to hold and spawn spring Chinook adults. The operation of these facilities is closely coordinated with ODFW and is detailed in the Umatilla Hatchery and Basin Annual Operation Plan.

Project Goal

This project provides for the operation and maintenance of both juvenile and adult satellite facilities. The goal of the project is to assist in achievement of Umatilla Basin adult salmon and steelhead return goals by increasing smolt-to-adult survival/returns through acclimation of juvenile salmon and steelhead in natural production areas in the Umatilla River basin and operating adult holding and spawning facilities to provide salmon and steelhead eggs for the Umatilla production.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) (Tribe)
Starting FY:
1983
Ending FY:
2032
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Umatilla 100.00%
Purpose:
Artificial Production
Emphasis:
Supplementation
Focal Species:
All Anadromous Salmonids
Chinook - All Populations
Chinook - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (threatened)
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU (endangered)
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall ESU
Coho - Lower Columbia River ESU (threatened)
Coho - Unspecified Population
Steelhead - Middle Columbia River DPS (threatened)
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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Summary of Budgets

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Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2016 (Previous) $1,142,419 $1,285,620 $1,102,229 $1,102,229 $1,100,351

Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla $1,285,620 $1,102,229 $1,102,229 $1,100,351
FY2017 (Current) $1,192,716 $1,192,716 $1,192,716 $1,192,716 $746,921

Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla $1,192,716 $1,192,716 $1,192,716 $746,921
FY2018 (Next) $1,155,614 $1,155,614 $0 $0 $0

Post 2018 – Umatilla $1,155,614 $0 $0 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Jun-2017

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2016 - FY2018)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2016 Expense $948,466 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla Fish Accord Review 05/02/2008
FY2016 Expense $178,962 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla Fish Accord project COLA 11/21/2008
FY2016 Expense $33,823 To: Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla Establish CTUIR FY13-17 Admin Budget (2012-010-00) 07/19/2012
FY2016 Expense $48,814 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla CTUIR adjustment (1996-083-00) 6/13/2014 06/25/2014
FY2016 Expense $73,201 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla Accord Budget Transfers (CTUIR 1998-007-03) 10/8/2015 10/08/2015
FY2016 Expense $70,000 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla Budget Transfers (CRITFC) 8/16/2016 08/17/2016
FY2017 Expense $948,466 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla Fish Accord Review 05/02/2008
FY2017 Expense $207,148 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla Fish Accord project COLA 11/21/2008
FY2017 Expense $33,282 To: Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla Establish CTUIR FY12 Admin Budget (2012-010-00) 01/26/2012
FY2017 Expense $34,668 To: Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla Establish CTUIR FY13-17 Admin Budget (2012-010-00) 07/19/2012
FY2017 Expense $13,289 To: Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla Add funding to CTUIR FY17 Admin Budget (2012-010-00) 02/24/2016
FY2017 Expense $86,625 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla Accord Budget Transfers (CCT, CTUIR) 9/21/2016 09/21/2016
FY2017 Expense $31,716 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Umatilla Accord Budget Transfers (CTUIR) 9/28/2016 09/28/2016
FY2018 Expense $1,155,614 From: Post 2018 – Umatilla FY18 Initial Planning Budgets (WS, CTUIR, YN, CRITFC, CCT, ID) 2/10/2017 02/13/2017

Pending Budget Decision?  No


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Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
12 REL 1 SOW US Forest Service (USFS) 1983-435-00 BONIFER/MINTHORN RELEASE & COLLECTION FACILITIES History $67,601 1/1/2000 - 12/31/2000
6765 SOW Oxarc, Inc. 1983-435-00 FACILITY RENTAL FEE FOR A 6000 GALLON TANK History $625 9/1/2001 - 8/31/2002
20591 SOW Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) PI 198343500 UMATILLA HATCHERY SATELLITE FACILITIES O & M History $747,020 1/1/2005 - 12/31/2005
25824 SOW Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) 1983-435-00 EXP UMATILLA HATCHERY SATELLITE FACIL O&M History $746,988 1/1/2006 - 12/31/2006
30999 SOW Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) 1983-435-00 EXP UMATILLA HATCHERY SATELLITE FACILITIES O&M History $768,941 1/1/2007 - 12/31/2007
73982 REL 3 SOW Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) 1983-435-00 EXP UMATILLA HATCHERY O&M Issued $1,192,716 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):17
Completed:16
On time:16
Status Reports
Completed:59
On time:55
Avg Days Early:9

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
4013 20591, 25824, 30999, 36338, 40658, 45536, 51420, 55984, 60440, 63938, 68095, 71370, 73982 REL 3 1983-435-00 UMATILLA HATCHERY SATELLITE FACILITIES O&M Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) 03/2001 03/2001 Issued 47 431 13 0 26 470 94.47% 1
4738 25808, 30072 1983-435-00 LITTLE WHITE SALMON HATCHERY/SPRING CHINOOK PROD. US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) 01/2003 01/2003 Closed 12 18 0 0 0 18 100.00% 0
38367 1983-435-00 EXP NE OREGON COBU PERMITS Fountainhead Irrigation, Inc. 06/2008 06/2008 Closed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 59 449 13 0 26 488 94.67% 1


Review: RME / AP Category Review

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 1983-435-00-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 1983-435-00
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-1983-435-00
Completed Date: None
2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Rating: Supports 2008 FCRPS BiOp
Comments: BiOp Workgroup Comments: No BiOp Workgroup 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: (0)
All Questionable RPA Associations (0) and
All Deleted RPA Associations (64.2)
Proponent Response:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1983-435-00-ISRP-20101015
Project: 1983-435-00 - Umatilla Hatchery Satellite Facilities Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-1983-435-00
Completed Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The proponents answered the ISRP’s questions satisfactorily. Mostly the questions were more appropriate for other projects, not the Facilities Operations project. However, the proponents answered that (1) the program is taking a stepping stone approach toward developing segregated harvest and conservation stocks, (2) acclimation is widely accepted as effective, (3) a self sustaining natural population is a goal of the subbasin plan even though progress toward it is problematic, and (4) even if adequate harvest cannot be provided by a self sustaining natural population, harvest is a goal of artificial production.
First Round ISRP Date: 10/18/2010
First Round ISRP Rating: Response Requested
First Round ISRP Comment:
This project is a large effort to produce, acclimate, and hold juvenile and adult Chinook, coho, and steelhead to support both conservation goals and harvest in the Umatilla River basin. The focus of the proposal is on the numbers of fish produced or held and outplanted, whereas the overall goal is to develop self-sustaining runs of anadromous salmonids which can sustain harvest. Verified tests were not apparent, such as whether holding juveniles increases survival and homing, or whether the overall goal of self-sustaining populations has been met, or will be in the future. Moreover, production of Harvest fish often far exceeds production of those for Conservation (e.g., of spring Chinook), which raises the question of whether these efforts are creating demand by fishers that cannot be met by self-sustaining runs in the future.

A response is requested on the following four items:

1. Have there been tests of acclimation? Does holding juveniles at satellite sites actually increase survival and homing?

2. Will the goal of self sustaining populations be met in the future? Have the project’s efforts in acclimation and outplanting resulted in successful supplementation, i.e. naturalized spawning?

3. Will the demand for harvestable fish ever be met by self sustaining runs?

4. In “Response to Past ISRP and Council Comments and Recommendations” the proposal states that new information has been derived, and the program has been tuned to support goals of the co-managers through BMPs. The information has been presented by the Umatilla Hatchery M&E project. Has this information been presented in written reports?

The ISRP review of the entire Umatilla program in 2006 (ISRP 2007-15) noted that the program had not achieved its salmon or steelhead goals for either escapement or harvest and raised the concern “whether the long-term fitness of the (steelhead) population that has been supplemented has deteriorated from interbreeding with fish that have had parents (or grandparents) reared in a hatchery.” The ISRP recommended that the hatchery production components of the program “consider modifying the spring Chinook and steelhead program goals and eliminating the fall Chinook program.”

In response to this recommendation and in response to an HSRG review, the Umatilla program changed production methods in 2009 to create two groups of smolts, a “Conservation” group derived from natural origin returns and a “Harvest” group of smolts derived from hatchery origin returns. The two groups are to be reared and released at separate locations, the “Harvest” group low in the watershed where returning adults are expected to be vulnerable to fisheries and the “Conservation” group high in the watershed where returning adults are expected to be less vulnerable to fisheries and in better spawning habitat. The assumption is that the “Conservation” group, relatively relieved of harvest pressure and sustained primarily by natural origin returns, will over generations adapt to the habitat high in the watershed and ultimately naturalize as a self sustaining population in the river.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1983-435-00-NPCC-20101116
Project: 1983-435-00 - Umatilla Hatchery Satellite Facilities Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-1983-435-00
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: 1983-435-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1983-435-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: O&M for Umatilla hatchery facilities; a "1" rating on assumption these are mitigating for the FCRPS (and credited as such) as opposed to mitigating for irrigation in the Umatilla Basin.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1983-435-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1983-435-00
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: 1983-435-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1983-435-00 - Umatilla Hatchery Satellite Facilities 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 (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This project is part of the larger Umatilla Program and comments associated with Project 199000500 apply (also see ISRP comments on the "Umatilla Initiative" under proposal 198343600). A useful project review will only result from an intensive review of the overall program, a review that is not possible in the time available for the present review.

The supplementation program remains a concern to the ISRP. There is concern that the whole system will be comprised of fish derived from supplementation, as more and more hatchery fish spawn in the wild. The practice continues in spite of the fact that supplementation, as an ecosystem experiment, remains untested and unproven.

It is not clear that the identified personnel needs are just for the satellite facilities? If so, the budget seems high.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1983-435-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1983-435-00 - Umatilla Hatchery Satellite Facilities Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: The project sponsors are to work with the Council and others to structure an ISRP/Council review of the coordinated subbasin activities in the Umatilla at some point in the next two years.. The budget adjustment reflects that the original proposal had embedded in its budget a contract to Little White Hatchery for $147,000 to produce 210k spring chinook. This production will shift to the Umatilla Hatchery. However, a $40,000 contract is required to finish production on hand in FY07.

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Gerry Rowan (Inactive) Interested Party Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR)
Brian Zimmerman Supervisor Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR)
Gary James Supervisor Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR)
Julie Burke Administrative Contact Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR)
Jon Lovrak Project Lead Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR)
Tracey Yerxa Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Katey Grange Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration