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Project Summary

Project 2009-001-00 - Upper Columbia Spring Chinook and Steelhead Acclimation

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Project Number:
2009-001-00
Title:
Upper Columbia Spring Chinook and Steelhead Acclimation
Summary:
This acclimation project proposes to further develop acclimation for upper Columbia steelhead and spring Chinook by developing new semi-natural ponds similar to what has been uniquely successful in the Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Project (BPA Project #19-96-04000). This would involve utilizing the existing PUD/Federal mitigation production in the region that is currently doing either direct stream plants or single point, large releases and expand/refine those releases by adding additional acclimation releases in known habitat reaches within the Wenatchee and Methow watersheds. This strategy will enhance the goals of recovery for these 2 listed stocks as discussed below.
Proposer:
Proponent Orgs:
Yakama Confederated Tribes (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2008
Ending FY:
2032
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Cascade Methow 50.00%
Wenatchee 50.00%
Purpose:
Artificial Production
Emphasis:
Supplementation
Focal Species:
Chinook - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU
Coho - Unspecified Population
Steelhead - Middle Columbia River DPS
Steelhead - Upper Columbia River DPS
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 *
FY2018 (Previous) $548,281 $548,281 $543,896 $543,896 $312,862

Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama $548,281 $543,896 $543,896 $312,862
FY2019 (Current) $537,886 $537,886 $537,886 $271,704

Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama $537,886 $537,886 $537,886 $271,704
FY2020 (Next) $537,886 $537,886 $0 $0 $0

Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama $537,886 $0 $0 $0
Capital SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2018 (Previous) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2019 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2020 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $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 $548,281 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama FY18 Initial Planning Budgets (WS, CTUIR, YN, CRITFC, CCT, ID) 2/10/2017 02/13/2017
FY2019 Expense $537,886 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Accord Extensions (Yakama Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2020 Expense $537,886 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
2011 (Draft)

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-005195 Bonneville Power Administration PIT tags - Expanded Multi-Species Acclim. Active $68,846 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2010
BPA-005754 Bonneville Power Administration PIT tags - Expanded Multi-Species Acclim. Active $105,619 10/1/2010 - 9/30/2011
BPA-006401 Bonneville Power Administration PIT tags - Expanded Multi-Species Acclim. Active $59,805 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
BPA-007753 Bonneville Power Administration PIT tags - Expanded Multi-Species Acclim. Active $33,330 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2014
BPA-008406 Bonneville Power Administration PIT tags - Expanded Multi-Species Acclim. Active $60,075 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015
56662 REL 120 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 2009-001-00 EXP UC SPRING CHINOOK & STEELHEAD ACCLIMATION Issued $540,596 2/1/2017 - 1/31/2018
56662 REL 147 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 2009-001-00 EXP UC SPRING CHINOOK & STEELHEAD ACCLIMATION Issued $543,896 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2019
56662 REL 173 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 2009-001-00 EXP UC SPRING CHINOOK & STEELHEAD ACCLIMATION Issued $537,886 2/1/2019 - 1/31/2020



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):15
Completed:4
On time:4
Status Reports
Completed:45
On time:6
Avg Days Late:26

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
41799 47427, 51636, 55960, 56662 REL 12, 56662 REL 45, 56662 REL 73, 56662 REL 94, 56662 REL 120, 56662 REL 147, 56662 REL 173 2009-001-00 EXP EXPAND MULTI-SPECIES ACCLIMATION WENATCHEE/METHOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 03/2009 03/2009 Issued 45 78 0 0 24 102 76.47% 2
BPA-005195 PIT tags - Expanded Multi-Species Acclim. Bonneville Power Administration 10/2009 10/2009 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-005754 PIT tags - Expanded Multi-Species Acclim. Bonneville Power Administration 10/2010 10/2010 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-006401 PIT tags - Expanded Multi-Species Acclim. Bonneville Power Administration 10/2011 10/2011 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-007753 PIT tags - Expanded Multi-Species Acclim. Bonneville Power Administration 10/2013 10/2013 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008406 PIT tags - Expanded Multi-Species Acclim. Bonneville Power Administration 10/2014 10/2014 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 45 78 0 0 24 102 76.47% 2


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: Fish Accord ISRP Review

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2009-001-00-ISRP-20100323
Project: 2009-001-00 - Upper Columbia Spring Chinook and Steelhead Acclimation
Review: Fish Accord ISRP Review
Completed Date: None
First Round ISRP Date: 3/31/2009
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
First Round ISRP Comment:
The proposal is to add an unspecified number of acclimation ponds for long-term rearing (but not full-term rearing) of spring Chinook and summer steelhead in the Wenatchee and Methow subbasins. One objective of the proposal is to develop a plan for the addition of these ponds (facilities).

The proposal narrative was sufficient to understand the intent of the sponsor, but not enough detail was provided to fully appraise any likely benefits to fish and wildlife. Since the first objective is to produce a plan, it should probably be a Master Plan, although the scale is such it would not necessarily require the full implementation of a three-step process. Any plan should:

1. fully document the current status of the resource (spring Chinook and summer steelhead) in the two subbasins;

2. establish clear improvements to the VSP parameters for these focal species as a consequence of using long-term acclimation ponds;

3. craft a monitoring design to evaluate any success (especially since the sponsor acknowledges not much is known about whether this strategy will improve the status of the species); and

4. integrate the principles from the Council’s 2009 program, the HSRG findings, the Upper Columbia River Chinook and Steelhead recovery plan, the 2008 BiOp, and impending hatchery biological opinions.

The qualifications are covered by the four points above. The spring Chinook and steelhead ESUs are endangered (or threatened) so any artificial production needs to be carefully directed at improving the status of these species, not harvest, to be consistent with the Upper Columbia recovery plan and the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program. Any program that has the purpose of putting hatchery fish on the natural spawning grounds needs to be fully consistent with best management practices that are reflected in the HSRG guidelines for PNI, pHOS, pNOB, and limitations of the number of generations of supplementation reflected in the Council’s 2009 Fish and Wildlife Program.

Without a more complete analysis, it is not possible to determine whether the use of the long-term acclimation strategy will be an improvement over the status quo, detrimental, or neutral. The hope appears to be that the long-term acclimation will distribute spawning hatchery fish broadly across the subbasins. However, the HSRG report states that spring Chinook released from the acclimation ponds in the Chiwawa River in the Wenatchee subbasin are found straying all over within the subbasin. So it is not clear how the additional ponds will add to the spawning distribution. Without knowing where the current hatchery steelhead spawn, it is not possible to know whether there are reaches that have suitable habitat but are underseeded. At this time the PNI for each of these programs is very small, and there is a need to progress toward larger proportions of natural fish on the spawning grounds and in any artificial production. So it is not clear that there is a need or desire to substantially expand the natural spawning by hatchery-origin adults.
Documentation Links:
Review: RME / AP Category Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2009-001-00-NPCC-20110503
Project: 2009-001-00 - Upper Columbia Spring Chinook and Steelhead Acclimation
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-2009-001-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Fund (Qualified)
Comments: Implement with condition through FY 2016: Sponsor to address ISRP qualifications per April 14, 2009 Council decision.
Conditions:
Council Condition #1 This recommendation was made by the Council at its meeting on April 14, 2009. Based on the ISRP review (ISRP document 2009-10) the Council supports this project with the understanding that implementation of the action be dependant on the outcome of the proposed planning effort (objective 1) and future review by the ISRP and Council.

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 2009-001-00-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 2009-001-00
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2009-001-00
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: (64.2)
All Questionable RPA Associations (0) and
All Deleted RPA Associations (0)
Proponent Response:

Project Relationships: This project Merged From 2008-462-00 effective on 11/20/2008
Relationship Description: Combine all work/budgets from 2008-462-00 (& 453, 460, 461, 463, 464) to project 2009-001-00.

This project Merged From 2008-463-00 effective on 11/20/2008
Relationship Description: Combine all work/budgets from 2008-463-00 (& 453, 460, 461, 462, 464) to project 2009-001-00.

This project Merged From 2008-464-00 effective on 11/20/2008
Relationship Description: Combine all work/budgets from 2008-464-00 (& 453, 460, 461, 462, 463) to project 2009-001-00.

This project Merged From 2008-453-00 effective on 11/20/2008
Relationship Description: Combine all work/budgets from 2008-453-00 (& 460, 461, 462, 463, 464) to project 2009-001-00.

This project Merged From 2008-460-00 effective on 11/20/2008
Relationship Description: Combine all work/budgets from 2008-460-00 (& 453, 461, 462, 463, 464) to project 2009-001-00.

This project Merged From 2008-461-00 effective on 11/20/2008
Relationship Description: Combine all work/budgets from 2008-461-00 (& 453, 460, 462, 463, 464) to project 2009-001-00.


Name Role Organization
Thomas Scribner Project Lead Yakama Confederated Tribes
Paul Ward Supervisor Yakama Confederated Tribes
Keely Murdoch Technical Contact Yakama Confederated Tribes
Cory Kamphaus Technical Contact Yakama Confederated Tribes
Debbie Azure Administrative Contact Yakama Confederated Tribes
Peter Lofy Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Michelle Guay (Inactive) Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Robert Shull Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
Eric McOmie Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Mary Haight Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration