Response for project 200500200: Operation of Lower Granite Trap O&M

Comment on proposed FY 2006 budget

NOAA Fisheries would like to renew this project for FY 2006 and the budget amount identified is consistent with our expectations.

Accomplishments since the last review

Produce Environmental Compliance DocumentationObtained Federal ESA and State fish handling permits for trap operation.
Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab DataOperation of the adult salmon trap at Lower Granite Dam to sample returning adults for run reconstruction, provide natural origin broodstock for Lyons Ferry Hatchery, removal of stray fish, and collection of length and scales for various research studies.

FY 2006 goals and anticipated accomplishments

Produce Environmental Compliance DocumentationObtain required Federal ESA and State Fish Handling permits.
Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab DataOperate adult trap at Lower Granite to sample fish for run reconstructions, broodstock sampling, removal of strays, and assist with various other research projects as requested.

Subbasin planning

How is this project consistent with subbasin plans?

Work not specifically related to a Subbasin Plan. This project is systemwide in scope. This project (2005-002-00) is listed specifically in the 2005-2007 Implementation Plan for the Federal Columbia River Power System Endangered Species Act Updated Proposed Action, dated May, 2005 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration, pages 37 and 38, Table 20. “BPA and the Corps will fund their appropriate share of the annual operation and maintenance costs for the trapping program in 2005 and 2006, at current trap capacity. As soon as the trapping facility is expanded, possibly in 2006 but no later than 2007, BPA and Corps will fund their appropriate share of operation and maintenance costs of the expanded facility.” and “Continue to fund operation and maintenance of the expanded adult trap facilities to maintain the biological benefits to the ESU, assuming the hatchery management actions associated with the benefits continue to be supported by the U.S. v. Oregon parties and NOAA Fisheries”.

How do goals match subbasin plan priorities?

Work not specifically related to a Subbasin Plan. This project is systemwide in scope.

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