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Project Summary

Project 2001-026-00 - Coastal Cutthroat Trout Columb
Project Number:
Coastal Cutthroat Trout Columb
In an effort to fill a large information need, WDFW and USGS biologists propose to conduct extensive and intensive sampling for coastal cutthroat trout in subbassins of the Columbia River watershed above Bonneville Dam.
Proponent Orgs:
US Geological Survey (USGS) (Govt - Federal)
Starting FY:
Ending FY:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Gorge Columbia Gorge 100.00%
RM and E
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
BiOp Association:

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The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Closed, Complete, History, Issued.
* "Total Contracted Amount" column includes contracted amount from both capital and expense components of the contract.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Total Contracted Amount Dates
5678 SOW US Geological Survey (USGS) 2001-026-00 EVALUATE COASTAL CUTTHROAT IN COLUMBIA RIVER Closed $28,397 6/1/2001 - 9/30/2003
5796 SOW Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) 2001-026-00 EVAL. COASTAL CUTTHROAT IN COLUMBIA R. - WDFW History $11,122 6/1/2001 - 5/31/2003

Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):0
On time:0
Status Reports
On time:0
Avg Days Late:None

The table content is updated frequently and thus contains more recent information than what was in the original proposal reviewed by ISRP and Council.

Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2001-026-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2001-026-00 - Coastal Cutthroat Trout Columb
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2001-026-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2001-026-00 - Coastal Cutthroat Trout Columb
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Does Not Meet Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
Obtaining data on coastal cutthroat trout status would be useful, but the comments in previous years that it should be collected as part of broader faunal surveys still stand. The rationale and justification for the work elements are not compelling. Therefore, the ISRP believes this project is not fundable at this time.

In earlier reviews the ISRP recommended that data on the status of cutthroat trout could most efficiently be collected when faunal or other fish surveys were being conducted, and that a general review of what data is available needs to precede any new fieldwork. In response to these recommendations the sponsors produced a report on the status of coastal cutthroat trout in the Columbia River gorge province (Connolly et al. 2002) and identify in this proposal that fieldwork by several BPA projects in the Fifteenmile, Hood, Wind River, and Klickitat River subbasins would be involved in providing tissue samples and estimates of emigrants from PIT tagging juveniles. They also state that this proposal will be executed as part of a Hood River/Fifteenmile Umbrella Proposal.

The ISRP recognizes this effort to address earlier criticisms, but concludes that the background in the proposal, work completed to date, and work elements in this proposal do not sufficiently resolve these issues.

The background is too brief to provide justification for a problem or provide that the proposed survey would resolve that problem. The cited literature on the status of coastal cutthroat is dated and does not include any updated ESA status review by either NOAA or the USFWS. The proposal does not identify where there are gaps in the field surveys, which ongoing BPA projects will contribute to filling those gaps, and what gaps this project will address. Part of the survey work is geared to establishing relationships between habitat conditions and abundance of these trout. Yet the difficulty in establishing these relationships is not discussed. A summary of current views on those relationships is not provided, and evidence is not given that the proposal offers an approach to improve understanding of these relationships.

There is no review of recent literature on genetic analysis of coastal cutthroat trout metapopulations and hybridization between O. mykiss and O. clarki clarki. It is not clear why this new literature cannot serve this region (i.e., a case has not been made that the data need to be collected everywhere). There is no demonstration of how this data will be used to improve management. The budget to generate DNA microsatellite genotypes for population structure of coastal cutthroat trout, mtDNA and scnDNA rflps genotypes for analysis of hybridization between coastal cutthroat and either rainbow/steelhead or west slope cutthroat trout appears inadequate.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2001-026-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2001-026-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 3 - Does not appear reasonable
Comment: Coastal cutthroat trout sampling above BON to aid in population status evaluation; fishery managers/others required/authorized; need confirmation that cost share adequate.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2001-026-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2001-026-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
John Skidmore Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration