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Project 1997-030-00 - Secesh chinook & Joseph Creek steelhead abundance monitoring
Project Number:
1997-030-00
Title:
Secesh chinook & Joseph Creek steelhead abundance monitoring
Summary:
The Chinook Salmon Adult Abundance Monitoring project collects data for long term monitoring of trends in wild chinook salmon adult escapement and productivity. This information is used for effective resource management and for use in threatened species recovery monitoring. Wild salmon escapement monitoring occurs in the Secesh River and the information provides for supplementation program reference stream comparison.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2004
Ending FY:
2018
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Salmon 100.00%
Purpose:
Artificial Production
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (threatened)
Steelhead - Snake River DPS (threatened)
Trout, Bull (threatened)
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None

Location of the DIDSON monitoring site in the Secesh River.

Figure Name: Figure 1

Document ID: P123117

Document: Use of Dual Frequency Identification Sonar to Determine Adult Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Escapement in the Secesh River, Idaho

Page Number: 11

Project: 1997-030-00

Contract: 50063

Photograph of the DIDSON salmon escapement monitoring site in the Secesh River during high water conditions on natural stream substrate.

Figure Name: Figure 3a

Document ID: P123117

Document: Use of Dual Frequency Identification Sonar to Determine Adult Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Escapement in the Secesh River, Idaho

Page Number: 15

Project: 1997-030-00

Contract: 50063

Photograph of the DIDSON salmon escapement monitoring site in the Secesh River during low summer stream flow conditions on natural stream substrate.

Figure Name: Figure 3b

Document ID: P123117

Document: Use of Dual Frequency Identification Sonar to Determine Adult Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Escapement in the Secesh River, Idaho

Page Number: 15

Project: 1997-030-00

Contract: 50063

Topside box with laptop computer that collects DIDSON files on an external hard drive, and quadplexes optical camera data with the DIDSON signal on a DVR for validation studies.

Figure Name: Figure 4

Document ID: P123117

Document: Use of Dual Frequency Identification Sonar to Determine Adult Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Escapement in the Secesh River, Idaho

Page Number: 16

Project: 1997-030-00

Contract: 50063


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 *
FY2017 (Previous) $551,219 $581,219 $581,217 $581,217 $570,286

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $551,219 $551,217 $551,217 $540,851
General - Within Year $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $29,436
FY2018 (Current) $550,619 $578,392 $578,392 $578,392 $18,535

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $578,392 $578,392 $578,392 $18,535
FY2019 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $0 $0 $0 $0

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

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2017 - FY2019)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2017 Expense $551,219 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY17 SOY Budgets 06/02/2016
FY2017 Expense $30,000 From: General - Within Year August FY17 Transfers 08/14/2017
FY2018 Expense $550,619 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY18 SOY Budgets 07/17/2017
FY2018 Expense $27,773 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) ISEMP Transfer 10/06/2017

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

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FY2016 0 %
FY2015 0 %
FY2014 0 %
FY2013 0 %
FY2012 0 %
FY2011 0 %
FY2010 0 %
FY2009 0 %
FY2008 0 %
FY2007 0 %
Fiscal Year Cost Share Partner Total Proposed
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Total Confirmed
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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
333 REL 31 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 1997-30 LISTED STOCK CHINOOK ESCAPEMENT MONITORING History $76,949 1/1/2000 - 2/28/2001
15404 SOW Ocean Marine Industries, Inc. PI 1997-030-00 CHINOOK SALMON ADULT ABUNDANCE MONITORING History $78,050 10/1/2003 - 2/25/2004
20615 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 1997 030 00 LISTED STOCK CHINOOK ESCAPEMENT MONITORING History $398,835 1/1/2005 - 12/31/2005
4600 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 1997-030-00 LISTED STOCK CHINOOK ESCAPEMENT MONITORING History $1,075,068 4/12/2001 - 12/31/2004
25619 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 1997 030 00 CHINOOK SALMON ADULT ABUNDANCE MONITORING History $388,275 1/1/2006 - 12/31/2006
BPA-005220 Bonneville Power Administration PIT TAGS - STEELHEAD IN JOSEPH CREEK - FAST TRACK Active $3,442 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2010
BPA-005605 Bonneville Power Administration PIT TAGS - STEELHEAD IN JOSEPH CREEK Active $0 10/1/2010 - 9/30/2011
BPA-006245 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Steelhead in Joseph Creek Active $3,872 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
BPA-007732 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Steelhead in Joseph Creek Active $592 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2014
BPA-008393 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Steelhead in Joseph Creek Active $2,433 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015
BPA-008916 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Steelhead in Joseph Creek Active $4,338 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2016
74547 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 1997-030-00 EXP SECESH CHINOOK & JOSEPH CRK STLHD ABUNDANCE Issued $579,517 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
BPA-009582 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Steelhead in Joseph Creek Active $1,700 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):13
Completed:11
On time:11
Status Reports
Completed:49
On time:45
Avg Days Early:11

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
333 REL 31 4600, 20615, 25619, 30562, 35429, 40142, 45340, 50063, 55018, 59539, 63467, 67519, 70924, 74547, 74017 REL 4 1997-30 LISTED STOCK CHINOOK ESCAPEMENT MONITORING Nez Perce Tribe 01/2000 01/2000 Signature 49 140 12 1 4 157 96.82% 0
BPA-005220 PIT TAGS - STEELHEAD IN JOSEPH CREEK - FAST TRACK Bonneville Power Administration 10/2009 10/2009 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-005605 PIT TAGS - STEELHEAD IN JOSEPH CREEK Bonneville Power Administration 10/2010 10/2010 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-006245 PIT Tags - Steelhead in Joseph Creek Bonneville Power Administration 10/2011 10/2011 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-007732 PIT Tags - Steelhead in Joseph Creek Bonneville Power Administration 10/2013 10/2013 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008393 PIT Tags - Steelhead in Joseph Creek Bonneville Power Administration 10/2014 10/2014 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008916 PIT Tags - Steelhead in Joseph Creek Bonneville Power Administration 10/2015 10/2015 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-009582 PIT Tags - Steelhead in Joseph Creek Bonneville Power Administration 10/2016 10/2016 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 49 140 12 1 4 157 96.82% 0


Review: Fast Track ISRP Review 2010

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1997-030-00-ISRP-20100623
Project: 1997-030-00 - Secesh chinook & Joseph Creek steelhead abundance monitoring
Review: Fast Track ISRP Review 2010
Completed Date: None
First Round ISRP Date: 2/24/2010
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
First Round ISRP Comment:
In general, this proposal demonstrates good fisheries science. However, parts of this project are difficult to assess. In particular, it’s a combination of two projects with little in common (different species, equipment, even subbasins), and the relation between them was unclear.

The need for continued Chinook monitoring at Secesh was well documented, and the addition of steelhead trout monitoring at Joseph Creek is justified as a benefit to the Fish and Wildlife Program, but it is not clear why the new steelhead program is to be combined with the Chinook program. Why is the proposed steelhead weir in this proposal and not in Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring project (ISEMP; BPA Project No. 200301700I) that has a fast-track proposal “to install two PIT tag arrays in lower Joseph Creek and two arrays in the lower Grande Ronde River?”

1. Technical Justification, Program Significance and Consistency, and Project Relationships
The proposal has two parts:

1) The Secesh River is an unsupplemented stream, in the South Fork Salmon River drainage in Idaho, which acts as a reference stream for three ongoing Chinook supplementation evaluation programs. It is the only stream in the Snake River Basin where monitoring of natural origin salmon escapement occurs absent a hatchery supplementation program. Salmon escapement monitoring will be continued using dual frequency identification sonar (DIDSON). It was begun in 2004.

2) This project also includes the new fast track Joseph Creek steelhead escapement monitoring project. It would use a floating weir to provide status monitoring of adult steelhead in Joseph Creek in the lower Grande Ronde River in Washington.

The Secesh DIDSON monitoring is effective. It is operational a high percentage of the time, produces a good count, and has been in operation for a number of years. The program is consistent with BiOp goals, etc.

2. Project History and Results
The Secesh component has a long history. It has been yielding good results for at least 5 years from DIDSON technology. The Johnson Creek steelhead project is in early development–it's not even clear where an adult counting weir structure can be emplaced.

3. Objectives, Work Elements, and Methods
PIT tag arrays have been installed in the lower Secesh River to quantify both natural origin adult salmon and steelhead escapement. A comparison of PIT tag array escapement data with DIDSON salmon escapement information collected by this proposal will be performed over a period of years. The objectives and methods proposed for use in Joseph Creek seem reasonable and appropriate.

A detailed explanation of methods including statistical methods is provided
Documentation Links:
Review: RME / AP Category Review

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 1997-030-00-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 1997-030-00
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-1997-030-00
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: (50.6 62.5 64.2)
All Questionable RPA Associations ( ) and
All Deleted RPA Associations (63.1)
Proponent Response:
This is response to a request to clarify linkage between the Chinook Salmon Adult Abundance Monitoring project and RPA 63.1. RPA 63.1 is designed to determine effect of safety-net & conservation hatchery programs: Determine the effect that safety-net and conservation hatchery programs have on the viability and recovery of the targeted populations of salmon and steelhead. The Secesh River natural origin Chinook salmon population acts as a control stream under the Idaho Salmon Supplementation studies (Bowles and Leitzinger 1991) and a reference stream for the Johnson Creek and Northeast Oregon Hatchery supplementation programs monitoring and evaluation plans (Vogel et al. 2005, Hesse et al. 2006). Adult escapement and progeny-per-parent ratio (productivity) information from a reference stream, the Secesh River, are compared to supplementation program performance to separate environmental effects from supplementation effects. 

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1997-030-00-NPCC-20110502
Project: 1997-030-00 - Secesh chinook & Joseph Creek steelhead abundance monitoring
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-1997-030-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Fund (Qualified)
Comments: Implement with condition through 2016 per April-May 2010 decision for Fast Track projects: 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: 1997-030-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1997-030-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Wild adult salmon stock abundance; other entities (fishery managers) authorized required to conduct this work. Needs cost share or some other remedy.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1997-030-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1997-030-00
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: 1997-030-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1997-030-00 - Secesh chinook & Joseph Creek steelhead abundance monitoring
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:
The response was excellent in resolving both some rough spots in the original proposal and clarifying for the ISRP our misconceptions. They clarify that the project is not nearing termination, but intend for it to provide enumeration of adult summer Chinook in the Secesh River over the long-term. They explained the pilot project the ISRP referred to, and noted it was being completed with collections in 2006. They provided a succinct summary of the challenges of enumerating adult salmon using redd counts and discussed a timeframe to establish the precision and accuracy of estimates using DIDSON technology. The sponsors also clarified the methods they use to validate estimates using DIDSON, that hatchery and natural spawners and spawner ages are determined from carcass surveys, not from the DIDSON technology. Finally they clarified the status of video counts at Lake Creek, and the relationship between monitoring Lake Creek, Secesh River, and their roles as reference streams for Snake River spring and summer Chinook abundance and productivity. The roles of Lake Creek and Secesh monitoring provide good justification for continuation of the project.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1997-030-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1997-030-00 - Secesh chinook & Joseph Creek steelhead abundance monitoring
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Deborah Docherty Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Brenda Aguirre Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
Jason Vogel Project Lead Nez Perce Tribe
Clark Watry Project Lead Nez Perce Tribe
Dorothy Welch Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration