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Project Summary

Project 2008-470-00 - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Evaluation and Restoration

Please Note: This project is the product of one or more merges and/or splits from other projects. Historical data automatically included here are limited to the current project and previous generation (the “parent” projects) only. The Project Relationships section details the nature of the relationships between this project and the previous generation. To learn about the complete ancestry of this project, please review the Project Relationships section on the Project Summary page of each parent project.

Project Number:
2008-470-00
Title:
Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Evaluation and Restoration
Summary:
The goal of the lamprey restoration project is to restore natural production of Pacific lamprey in the in the Yakama Nation ceded lands of the Wind, White Salmon, Klickitat, Yakama, Methow, Entiat rivers and streams. Very little information exists about lamprey abundance and distribution throughout the Ceded lands and essentially no information has been collected concerning known or potential limiting factors. One of the primary and over-arching objectives over the next couple years is to survey key habitats and collect baseline information that will be used to develop a long-term restoration strategy. Other key objectives within this time frame will be to evaluate potential artificial propagation and translocation of adult lampreys. These latter objectives would be used as tools to help jump start natural production in selected watersheds.

Over the next year, Yakama Nation Pacific Lamprey Program will focus efforts in program development, regional coordination and initiating surveys in key subbasins habitat for lamprey abundance, distribution and potential primary limiting factors. Due to the lack of lamprey information and the rapidly increasing interest in understanding lamprey status and developing restoration strategies, a significant portion of 2009 will be spent developing a foundation for a long-term Yakama lamprey program that is well coordinated with other regional interests and entities. Additionally, in spring of 2009 the Yakama Nation will begin habitat surveys; we anticipate hiring three individuals to serve as one field crew. The long-term objectives and primary focus for this crew are as follows:

• Consolidate and summarize existing databases / information related to Pacific lamprey distribution and abundance within the Yakama Nation Ceded lands.
• Identify lamprey adult and juvenile migration characteristics.
• Identify current habitat strongholds for ammocoete rearing. Quantify and index relative densities of ammocoetes.
• Describe known and / or potential factors that contribute to relatively strong or weak ammocoete production in key (or index) watersheds.
• Describe key habitat characteristics that may contribute or are related to juvenile growth and productivity.
• Measure ammocoete lengths and correlate, if possible age class and annual productivity.
• Identify the key limiting factors that prevent juveniles from successfully hatching, staging and achieving high levels of productivity in preferred habitats.
• Identify key areas where adults hold and/or spawn. Identify environmental / physiological conditions that trigger spawning to occur.
• Describe key habitat characteristics that may contribute or are related to adult holding and/or spawning.
• Identify the key limiting factors that prevent adults from successfully migrating and/or spawning.
• Identify known and suspected passage barriers to adult lamprey migration.
• Identify actions that can be taken to restore or enhance adult holding and spawning.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Yakama Confederated Tribes (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2008
Ending FY:
2032
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Cascade Entiat 5.00%
Methow 15.00%
Wenatchee 15.00%
Columbia Gorge Big White Salmon 5.00%
Klickitat 5.00%
Wind 5.00%
Columbia Plateau Yakima 40.00%
Mainstem - 10.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Lamprey, Pacific
Lamprey, River
Lamprey, Western Brook
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

Map of the Yakama Nation Ceded Area and Reservation.

Figure Name: Figure 1

Document ID: P120281

Document: Status of Pacific Lamprey, Entosphenus tridentata, and other lamprey species in the Klickitat River Basin

Page Number: 7

Project: 2008-470-00

Contract: 46830

Map of Klickitat Subbasin Study Area.

Figure Name: Figure 2

Document ID: P120281

Document: Status of Pacific Lamprey, Entosphenus tridentata, and other lamprey species in the Klickitat River Basin

Page Number: 17

Project: 2008-470-00

Contract: 46830

Distribution of larval Pacific and Western brook lampreys in the Klickitat Subbasin 2009. Among the rivers surveyed, the highest sample site was at river kilometer 12 with 78 larvae (Figure 4).

Figure Name: Figure 3

Document ID: P120281

Document: Status of Pacific Lamprey, Entosphenus tridentata, and other lamprey species in the Klickitat River Basin

Page Number: 22

Project: 2008-470-00

Contract: 46830

Rotary screw trap at river kilometer 4 on the Klickitat River.

Figure Name: Figure 6

Document ID: P120281

Document: Status of Pacific Lamprey, Entosphenus tridentata, and other lamprey species in the Klickitat River Basin

Page Number: 29

Project: 2008-470-00

Contract: 46830

Klickitat River juvenile fish monitoring sites.

Figure Name: Figure 7

Document ID: P120281

Document: Status of Pacific Lamprey, Entosphenus tridentata, and other lamprey species in the Klickitat River Basin

Page Number: 30

Project: 2008-470-00

Contract: 46830


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 *
FY2018 (Previous) $304,601 $304,601 $304,527 $304,527 $238,507

Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama $304,601 $304,527 $304,527 $238,507
FY2019 (Current) $739,592 $517,736 $517,736 $161,381

Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama $739,592 $517,736 $517,736 $161,381
FY2020 (Next) $495,463 $495,463 $495,463 $495,463 $0

Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama $495,463 $495,463 $495,463 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Mar-2019

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2018 - FY2020)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2018 Expense $304,601 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama FY18 Initial Planning Budgets (WS, CTUIR, YN, CRITFC, CCT, ID) 2/10/2017 02/13/2017
FY2019 Expense $495,463 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Extensions (Yakama Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2019 Expense $210,714 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Budget Transfers (WS, YN, CCT) 10/16/2018 10/16/2018
FY2019 Expense $33,415 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Budget Transfers (WS, YN, CCT) 10/16/2018 10/16/2018
FY2020 Expense $495,463 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Extensions (Yakama Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018

Pending Budget Decision?  No


Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2019
Cost Share Partner Total Proposed Contribution Total Confirmed Contribution
There are no project cost share contributions to show.
Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
2018 $138,468 (Draft) 31 % (Draft)
2017 $138,468 27 %
2016 $117,808 28 %
2015 $82,967 21 %
2014 $110,205 29 %
2013 $106,994 30 %
2012 $103,838 25 %
2011 $100,852 24 %
2010
2009
2008

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, 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
BPA-008046 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Eval Active $665 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2014
BPA-008412 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Eval Active $431 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015
BPA-008939 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Eval Active $1,432 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2016
56662 REL 100 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 2008-470-00 EXP YAKAMA NATION LAMPREY Issued $328,721 3/1/2016 - 2/28/2017
BPA-009496 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Eval Active $2,923 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017
56662 REL 123 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 2008-470-00 EXP YAKAMA NATION LAMPREY Issued $365,490 3/1/2017 - 2/28/2018
BPA-010058 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Eval Active $2,342 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
56662 REL 153 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 2008-470-00 EXP YAKAMA NATION LAMPREY Issued $302,185 3/1/2018 - 2/28/2019
BPA-010956 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Eval Active $1,790 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019
56662 REL 182 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 2008-470-00 EXP YAKAMA NATION LAMPREY Issued $515,946 3/1/2019 - 2/29/2020
CR-333546 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 2008-470-00 EXP YAKAMA NATION LAMPREY Pending $495,463 3/1/2020 - 2/28/2021



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):13
Completed:6
On time:6
Status Reports
Completed:44
On time:19
Avg Days Late: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
41800 46830, 52042, 57336, 56662 REL 14, 56662 REL 52, 56662 REL 76, 56662 REL 100, 56662 REL 123, 56662 REL 153, 56662 REL 182 200847000 EXP YAKAMA NATION LAMPREY Yakama Confederated Tribes 03/2009 03/2009 Issued 40 91 0 0 22 113 80.53% 1
BPA-008046 PIT Tags - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Eval Bonneville Power Administration 10/2013 10/2013 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008412 PIT Tags - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Eval Bonneville Power Administration 10/2014 10/2014 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008939 PIT Tags - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Eval Bonneville Power Administration 10/2015 10/2015 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
56065 REL 16 2008-470-00 EXP PNNL - YAKAMA NATION LAMPREY, PNNL ELECTROFISHING Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 10/2015 10/2015 Closed 4 3 0 0 0 3 100.00% 0
BPA-009496 PIT Tags - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Eval Bonneville Power Administration 10/2016 10/2016 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-010058 PIT Tags - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Eval Bonneville Power Administration 10/2017 10/2017 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-010956 PIT Tags - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Eval Bonneville Power Administration 10/2018 10/2018 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 44 94 0 0 22 116 81.03% 1


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: 2019-2021 Mainstem/Program Support

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2008-470-00-ISRP-20190404
Project: 2008-470-00 - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Evaluation and Restoration
Review: 2019-2021 Mainstem/Program Support
Proposal Number: NPCC19-2008-470-00
Completed Date: None
First Round ISRP Date: 4/4/2019
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
First Round ISRP Comment:

Qualifications:

The ISRP recommends that the proponents describe their responses to the ISRP's comments and suggestions below in their upcoming annual report covering FY 2019 accomplishments.

1.      Include quantitative objectives that are clearly linked to deliverables with specified timelines.

2.      Provide additional information about procedures for inferring the availability of suitable habitat and the average density of larval Pacific lamprey in tributaries. Estimating the overall availability of suitable habitat and the average density of larval Pacific lamprey would require a random (or stratified random) sampling design throughout accessible tributaries. It is not sufficiently clear how the individual 50-m electrofishing sites are chosen, or how the presence/absence data are used to determine accessible reaches.

3.      Describe the adaptive management process (i.e., review cycles) by which decisions to alter course of the project are being made.

4.      Develop a formal management plan to refine procedures for sharing methods and data.

Comment:

The proposal and the 2017 Annual Report provide good evidence of progress since 2008 toward achieving stated objectives. Indeed, the knowledge obtained and management actions instituted through this project are very impressive. It is time to summarize these accomplishments in a comprehensive report, perhaps a peer-reviewed monograph that demonstrates the progress made by the Yakama Nation.

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

This project is large and diverse. The proposal provides insight about the overall direction but does not clearly describe the specific research and management activities for the next few years. Objectives are mentioned frequently, but the proposal becomes confusing, partly because the objectives are diverse and evolving over time, and partly because objectives are not labeled and described consistently throughout the proposal. The four broad objectives in the objectives section (page 9) are not quantitative, although they do include some consideration of timelines.

The Problem Statement section describes (on page 8 under "New Objectives (2018-2028)") 7 restoration activities, 8 RME activities, and 5 deliverables. The proposal does not explain how these activities and deliverables relate to the 12 deliverables listed in the Project Deliverables section (pages 62-65) or how the 12 deliverables address the 4 objectives (stating only "to be developed" on pages 66-67).

The Problem Statement section also describes 8 original objectives for the period 2008 to 2018, which help to evaluate progress over that period, but these objectives do not correspond with 13 primary goals listed in the latest annual report (for 2017).

The extensive discussion about objectives and deliverables suggests a lot of planning and diverse activity within the project, but the inconsistent framework obscures the proponent's strategy and complicates evaluation of progress. For completeness, the proposal should provide descriptions of the specific work tasks to be completed over the next four-year funding period (i.e., specific quantitative time bound objectives). For example, how many larval index sites will be surveyed annually? How many adults will be translocated annually into the Yakima, Methow, Wenatchee, and Entiat subbasins? How many public outreach presentations will occur annually?

The proposal clearly explains why this project was initiated and how it addresses biological objectives identified in the Pacific Lamprey Restoration Initiative, as well as critical uncertainties identified in the Fish and Wildlife Program.

This project will require annual funding and long-term continuity to achieve the diverse objectives.

2. Results and Adaptive Management

The proposal and latest annual report (for 2017) provide extensive summaries of activities and progress since 2008. These results contributed to the recent synthesis report (CRITFC 2017a) that was reviewed favorably by the ISRP (ISRP 2018-2). The project is on track and continues to generate new approaches and data necessary for assessing and improving the status of Pacific lamprey in the study area.

The proponents are commended for their commitment to adaptive management. The Adaptive Management section of the proposal is nicely organized and includes many good examples of lessons learned and self-evaluation of progress to date. However, neither the proposal nor the 2017 Annual Report describes the actual process (i.e., review cycles) by which decisions to adjust course will be made. Developing more specific objectives and protocols to assess compliance and effectiveness will help in refining the adaptive management process.

This project provides new knowledge on methodological issues and status and trends that are broadly applicable to Pacific lamprey populations throughout the Columbia Basin. The proposal indicates that the project is evolving steadily and creatively as information is gained, limiting factors are discovered, and new approaches for restoration are developed. Examples of results that will have broad utility include new tagging methods, hatchery methods to propagate juvenile larvae and macrophthalmia, and field keys to distinguish the larvae of Pacific lamprey, brook lamprey, and river lamprey.

The annual reports provide an appropriately detailed discussion of objectives, methods, and results. In the Data Management section of the proposal (pages 58-59), the proponents acknowledge a continuing need for a formal management plan to refine procedures for sharing methods and data. This concern was raised by the ISRP in our 2009 review and has yet to be addressed.

Project findings have been shared with regional partners, presented at regional and national meetings, and documented in at least 73 publicly accessible documents and annual reports, and numerous peer-reviewed publications. The reports cover many topics including juvenile surveys, adult collections and translocations, juvenile PIT tagging, juvenile entrainment, public outreach, and other topics related to the objectives and primary deliverables. A full evaluation of these reports is beyond the scope of this review, but a partial reading of a few reports indicates that they are well-written scientific documents.

3. Methods: Project Relationships, Work Types, and Deliverables

The proposal provides a good overview of activities and methods, and the 2017 Annual Report provides sufficient detail for a rigorous review of methods. Both reports use the published literature to justify assertions and support procedures. Methods generally seem appropriate.

An exception is the description of survey procedures for estimating the availability of suitable habitat and the density of larval Pacific lamprey. Estimating the overall availability of suitable habitat and average density would require a random (or stratified random) sampling design throughout accessible tributaries. It is not clear how the individual 50-m electrofishing sites are chosen or how the presence/absence data are used to determine accessible reaches. The larval Pacific lamprey surveys are intended to provide information on presence/absence at selected sites as well as average density by size category in Type 1 and 2 habitats within the selected sites. The methods should provide additional explanation of how the 50-m electrofishing sites were selected because that process will determine the statistical validity of inferences about density at larger spatial scales. With more sophisticated statistical analysis of density distributions from stratified random survey data, it might be possible to distinguish among three different factors that could limit the density of lamprey observed in a particular site and habitat type: (1) accessibility of the site to larval Pacific lamprey; (2) the number of larval Pacific lamprey that have access to the site (e.g., "seeding" level in the tributary); and (3) habitat preference by larval Pacific lamprey that are able to reach the site. Such an analysis could look for spatial and habitat correlates in deviations from the density distributions that would be expected under the null hypothesis of unrestricted access to sites and random occupation within sites.

Some specific methods employed by the project have not yet been documented for PNAMP. The proposal summary states that an effort will be made to upload methods into PNAMP in the future. Most research objectives are stated as anticipated outcomes rather than explicit hypotheses.

This project aims to serve a long-term monitoring and assessment function. The proposal and 2017 Annual Report together provide appropriate detail about the types of monitoring activities that have been conducted or planned. More detail regarding methods and outcomes for monitoring efforts can be gleaned from the array of documents and reports.

Documentation Links:
Review: Fish Accord ISRP Review

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2008-470-00-ISRP-20100323
Project: 2008-470-00 - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Evaluation and Restoration
Review: Fish Accord ISRP Review
Completed Date: None
First Round ISRP Date: 3/6/2009
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria - In Part
First Round ISRP Comment:
Work element/objective specific recommendations:
• The work elements for Objectives 1, 2, 4, and 5 are scientifically supported.

• For Objective 3 – document current status of larval Pacific lamprey with presence/absence surveys – the ISRP requests a response to the concerns raised about the survey design before implementation; this memo provides suggestions to be included in the final survey design.

• Objective 6 – identification of “all known and potential” limiting factors – is a very large undertaking and should be described in greater detail, particularly with regard to the specific life history requirements of Pacific lamprey in the Yakima subbasin. Taking a full life-cycle approach, the major limiting factor may be either adult or ammocoete passage at mainstem Columbia River dams, so this really needs to be recognized and discussed more in Objective 6. The ISRP concludes that enough published data exist on this species to scope a more strategic approach before beginning the extensive field work proposed.

• Objectives 7 and 8, which involve lamprey reintroductions and initiation of a supplementation program, can be phased in pending the outcome of the survey and limiting factor analysis.
Documentation Links:
Review: RME / AP Category Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2008-470-00-NPCC-20110629
Project: 2008-470-00 - Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Evaluation and Restoration
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-2008-470-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Fund (Qualified)
Comments: Implement with conditions through FY 2012 per April 14, 2010 Council decision. In addition, sponsor to address ISRP qualifications (ISRP 2010-44B) by assisting in the development of a synthesis report for ISRP review as described in programmatic issue #8. Implementation beyond FY 2012 based on ISRP and Council reviews of these follow-up actions.
Conditions:
Council Condition #1 Programmatic Issue: RMECAT #8 Lamprey—.
Council Condition #2 The Council decision by the Council on April 14, 2009 - Based on the ISRP review (ISRP document 2009-9) the Council supports this project for implementation. This recommendation is conditioned on the understanding that the activities associated with the adult Pacific lamprey translocation program (objective 7) and the development of supplementation / artificial propagation (objective 8) are dependent on a future review by the ISRP and Council.

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 2008-470-00-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 2008-470-00
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2008-470-00
Completed Date: None
2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Rating: Response Requested
Comments: BiOp Workgroup Comments: Please identify:
1. Why your data is "not electronically available"; and
2. What data sets will not be "electronically available" for various deliverables. Please specify the deliverable that is not electronically available. (Note a data set includes the raw data collected and additional data on analysis). For example if there is a deliverable for population adult abundance or habitat, we expect your raw and synthesized data to be made available electronically.
- Your response may help BPA identify funding needs for data repositories or identify an existing data warehouse that your data could be stored.

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 ()
Proponent Response:

Project Relationships: This project Merged From 2008-452-00 effective on 11/20/2008
Relationship Description: FA-LRT-YAKAMA moveto 200847000

This project Merged From 2008-451-00 effective on 11/20/2008
Relationship Description: FA-LRT-YAKAMA moveto 200847000

This project Merged From 2008-450-00 effective on 11/20/2008
Relationship Description: FA-LRT-YAKAMA moveto 200847000


Name Role Organization
Bob Rose Technical Contact Yakama Confederated Tribes
Paul Ward Supervisor Yakama Confederated Tribes
Debbie Azure Administrative Contact Yakama Confederated Tribes
Deborah Docherty Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Siena Lopez-Johnston Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Ralph Lampman Project Lead Yakama Confederated Tribes
Luca De Stefanis Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
Elissa Wright (Inactive) Administrative Contact Yakama Confederated Tribes
Roberta Wallahee Administrative Contact Yakama Confederated Tribes
David Kaplowe Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration