Response for project 199800704: Grande Ronde Sp Chinook-Odf&W

Comment on proposed FY 2006 budget

The budget $206,0480, while consistent with Bonneville approved FY05 budget, will not cover expected costs in FY06 due to increases in ODFW indirect rate, fringe benefit package and inflation. The expect budget is approximately $225,000. Although an increase from FY05, the budget is less that expect amount $236,473 developed during Provincial Review process in 2002.

Accomplishments since the last review

2002 Fish production LR-31,500 Fish health: No signs of BKD, culture assays were negative for virus, low level external parasites present (Scyphidia and Epistylis). 2003 Fish Production CC-24,400 LR-128,000 UGR-26,900 Fish health: No signs of BKD and culture assays were negative for virus. Redd surveys: 120 miles sampled which included index area plus expanded area and 2 supplemental surveys (3 surveys). Total new redds 1,005. 2004 Fish Production CC-71,000 LR-116,000 UGR-70,200 Fish health: Low level BKD and culture assays were negative for virus. CC and UGR low level positive for aeromands-pseudomonad bacteria Redd surveys: 130 miles sampled which included index area plus expanded area and 2 supplemental surveys (3 surveys). Total new redds 794

FY 2006 goals and anticipated accomplishments

Endemic fish production production goals: Spring chinook- Catherine Creek (CC)-120,000, Lostine River (LR)-- 120,000 and Upper Grande Ronde (UGR)--120,000. Other production from captive brood stock program Fish health status at release Assist Redds surveys (extended and supplemental areas)

Subbasin planning

How is this project consistent with subbasin plans?

The implementation of artificial production of endemic spring chinook stocks in the Grande Ronde sub-basin will provide immediate improvement to LSRCP mitigation program to help achieve the goals of returning 5,000 to 12,200 spring chinook to the Grande Ronde Sub-basin (p 264. 5.2.2. Fish Production/Population Strategies).

How do goals match subbasin plan priorities?

CBFWA-High priority ISRP-Fund NWPCC-Fund BPA-Fund recommendation-A

Other comments

This project is associated with projects 199800702 Grande Ronde Supplementation, Lostine River O&M and M&E (NPT); 199800703 Facility O&M and program M&E for the Grande Ronde Anadromous salmonids (CTUIR); 199801001 and 199801006 Grande Ronde captive broodstock programs (ODFW and NPT). Lower Snake River Compensation Plan O&M and M&E programs (ODFW, NPT, CTUIR).