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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Redband/Rainbow Trout RME Implementation Strategy (Intermountain Province)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Current Monitoring, Research, and Reporting                                                                                                                                                                                Unaddressed Monitoring/Research Needs and Data Gaps

Population                        NPCC’s Management Question/High                    F&W Managers’ Biological/Management Objective                     Priority Monitoring Needs (Metrics) to Address               Data Quality Standards -             Current Monitoring (Metrics measured and protocol (complete study designs and statistical                                 List of Current Projects (BPA-funded and non-     Current Research (Metrics                List of Current Research Projects (BPA-funded          Reporting - Website(s) that              Monitoring/Research               Data Quality               Proposed Monitoring (Metrics measured and protocol (general study
                                  Level Indicator (HLI), and Primary                                                                                   HLI and PLI and Assess Status and Trends                     desired                              analyses available in proposals)                                                                                          BPA-funded) and description of coordination       measured and protocol                    and non-BPA-funded) and description of                 provide access or links for the          Needs and Data Gaps               Standards - desired        designs and statistical analyses)
                                  Indicator (PI)                                                                                                       Relative to Biological/Management Objectives                 certainty/confidence level                                                                                                                                     with other BPA-funded projects as well as non-    (complete study designs and              coordination with other BPA-funded projects            public to view the monitoring                                              certainty/confidence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (precision and accuracy)                                                                                                                                       BPA-funded projects)                              statistical analyses available in        as well as non-BPA-funded projects)                    data, metadata, and methodologies                                          level (precision and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     proposals)                                                                                      (e.g., Stream Net, BPA, SOTR, etc.)                                        accuracy)




                                                                                                                                                                                                            For a description of efforts that are associated with monitoring population attributes of hatchery-produced rainbow/redband tour, please refer to the "Redband/Rainbow Trout Habitat and Hatchery Implementation Strategy"




Sanpoil (Rainbow trout)           ######################################             Objective - Manage subsistence and recreational harvest           Monitoring - Abundance estimates, spawner counts                                                  #############################################################################################                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Population estimates for                                     #########################################################################
                                                                                     of stocks of wild redband trout in Lake Roosevelt and the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                juvenile out-migrants, fluvial
                                                                                     upper Columbia River to allow for conservation,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          population estimate in primary
                                                                                     enhancement, and restoration.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tributaries and mainstem, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              adult populaiton returning to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              primary tributaries




Spokane - Hangman Creek           ######################################             Objective - Maintain stream densities of trout that have          Monitoring - Density estimates (summer rearing)                                                   During late-spring and summer periods, standardized electrofishing techniques are employ ed to survey trout               BPA-funded projects: Project 200103200                                                                                                            BPA website - Annual report
(Redband Trout)                                                                      the capability of fully -seeding the intrinsic potential of the                                                                                                     rearing densities at established 61 m index sites distributed across main-channel and tributaries habitats in six sub-
                                                                                     habitat (Internal objective currently not captured in                                                                                                               watersheds (Indian, Nechen, Sheep, Mission, Martin, and upper Hangman) in the upper Hangman Creek
                                                                                     planning documents; Coeur d'Alene Tribe).                                                                                                                           watershed. Stratified random designs were used to select and establish index sites. Block nets are placed at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         upstream and downstream boundaries of each site to prevent immigration and emigration during sampling. Trout
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         are captured and enumerated during each pass; lengths, weights and scales are collected from all captured fish in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         each watershed. From 2009 to 2011, each fish age 1 and older received a VIE tag uniquely coded by color to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         identify the sub-watershed in which it was tagged to evaluate movement among sub-watersheds in subsequent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         survey s. Beginning in 2012, a subsample of captured fish are peritoneally tagged with 12 mm HDX PIT tags;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         occasionally tagged fish are held in a net pen located in pool habitat overnight to assess handling-related
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         mortality . Interrogation of these fish by strategically placed HDX array s at mouths of the sub-watersheds and in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         mainstem reaches of Hangman Creek permit evaluation of seasonal movements and exchange among sub-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         watersheds. Prior to 2011, multipass removal-depletion methodologies were used to derive density estimates at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         each site. Under current protocol, only a single pass is used to provide an index of density for each site. Density
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         indices are computed as trout /100 m of stream length, with only trout age-1 and older included in the index.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Length-at-age key s and length distributions of captured trout are used to differentiate age-0 from older fish.
Spokane - Hangman Creek           ######################################             Objective - Maintain stream densities of trout that have          Monitoring - Density index (large redband trout in                                                During late-winter through late-spring, migration traps are deploy ed in lower reaches of Indian and Nechen               BPA-funded projects: Project 200103200                                                                                                            BPA website - Annual report
(Redband Trout)                                                                      the capability of fully -seeding the intrinsic potential of the   spawning habitats)                                                                                creeks to capture redband trout. Captured redband trout are enumerated throughout the migratory period and
                                                                                     habitat (Internal objective currently not captured in                                                                                                               used as an index of abundance, most notably for larger trout (> 200 mm in total length) that are present in
                                                                                     planning documents; Coeur d'Alene Tribe).                                                                                                                           spawning tributaries during the spring. Lengths, weights, and scales are collected from all captured fish in each of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the two sub-watersheds. From 2010 to 2011, each fish age-1 and older received a VIE tag uniquely coded by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         color to identify the sub-watershed in which it was tagged to evaluate movement among subwatersheds in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         subsequent survey s. Beginning in 2012, all captured large redband trout > 200 mm in total length are peritoneally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tagged with 12 mm HDX PIT tags; occasionally tagged fish are held in a net pen located in pool habitat overnight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to assess handling-related mortality . Interrogation of these fish by strategically placed HDX array s at mouths of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the sub-watersheds and in mainstem reaches of Hangman Creek permit evaluation of seasonal movements and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         exchange among sub-watersheds.




Spokane - Hangman Creek           ######################################             Objective - Maintain stream densities of trout that have          Monitoring - Abundance estimate (rearing redband             25% precision of abundance           Every 5 y ears a survey is conducted on Indian Creek in the upper Hangman Creek watershed to estimate the                 BPA-funded projects: Project 200103200                                                                                                            BPA website - Annual report
(Redband Trout)                                                                      the capability of fully -seeding the intrinsic potential of the   trout)                                                       using 95% confidence interval        total abundance of redband trout inhabiting the sub-watershed. Prior survey s conducted at index sites distributed
                                                                                     habitat (Internal objective currently not captured in                                                                                                               across 2nd and 3rd order tributaries and landscape and riparian habitat features are used to stratify the sub-
                                                                                     planning documents; Coeur d'Alene Tribe).                                                                                                                           watershed into reaches (i.e., blocking reaches) to aid in minimizing the differences in trout density estimates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         among sites and thus reducing the overall variance estimate for total abundance. Within each of the stratified
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         reaches, sites are randomly placed along the reach using a GRTS approach. Each site will be approximately 200
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ft long and bounded at the upstream and downstream end by the termination of a habitat unit. Block seines to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         prevent immigration and emigration will be deploy ed at site boundaries, and multi-pass removal depletion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         methodology will be used to estimate abundance. Sub-totaled abundance for each stratified reach will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         estimated with the variance estimate including both measurement and sampling errors. Total abundance and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         variance will be obtained by summing subtotals across all strata. This monitoring approach commenced in 2013.




Spokane - Hangman Creek           ######################################             Objective - Maintain stream densities of trout that have          Monitoring - Abundance estimate (large redband trout)        25% precision of abundance           Upriver and downriver migrants are captured using a dual-trap that spans the entire channel width and is located          BPA-funded projects: Project 200103200                                                                                                            BPA website - Annual report
(Redband Trout)                                                                      the capability of fully -seeding the intrinsic potential of the                                                                using 95% confidence interval        upstream of the mouth of Indian Creek. Fish captured moving upriver that are at least 200 mm in total length are
                                                                                     habitat (Internal objective currently not captured in                                                                                                               peritoneally tagged with a HDX PIT tag that serves as a mark in a mark-recapture model. Lengths, weights, and
                                                                                     planning documents; Coeur d'Alene Tribe).                                                                                                                           scales are collected from all fish. Recapture of PIT-tagged fish in the downriver trap, along with unmarked fish,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         provides an estimate of spawner abundance using a Lincoln-Peterson estimator. Monitoring for abundance of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         migratory large redband in Indian Creek commenced in 2012 and is conducted annually .




Spokane - Little Spokane River    ######################################             Objective - Achieve and maintain stream densities of              Monitoring - Density index (summer rearing)                                                       Monitoring conducted 2001-2004. The protocol that was used during the early -2000 period, is described in the                                                                                                                                                               BPA website - Annual report Resident     Summer rearing density index      Coefficient of variation   (Repeat sampling at sites sampled from 2001-2004). During summer and early -fall,
and tribs, Deep, Coulee,                                                             trout that have the capability of fully -seeding the intrinsic                                                                                                      "Proposed Monitoring" section for this objective                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fish Stock Status database               in stream habitats -              ≤0.20 in abundance         conduct electrofishing survey s in 100 m stream sections on the Little Spokane River and
Marshall, and California creeks                                                      potential of the habitat. (WDFW)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                StreamNet- Independent Datasets          periodically repeated when        estimates                  its tributaries, Deep Cr., Coulee Cr., Marshall Cr., and California Cr. Previously selected
(Redband/ Rainbow Trout)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      funds are available                                          sample sites, selected using a stratified random sampling strategy , will again be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sampled. A multiple-pass removal-depletion sampling strategy would be used for fish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           collection. During the multiple-pass survey s, two passes will be completed, unless a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           greater than 50% depletion of each species of salmonids is not achieved, in which case
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           additional passes would be completed until a greater than 50% reduction is achieved.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Block nets (1.22 m x 15.24 m; 0.64 cm mesh) would be placed across the stream at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           downstream and upstream ends of the survey section prior to electrofishing. The 100 m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           distance between the block nets would be measured with a hip chain (string box), while
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           walking parallel to the stream on the bank. Electrofishing will be conducted beginning at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the downstream end, moving upstream, while attempting to electrofish the stream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           consistently on each pass. Effort will be standardized on each pass to ensure consistency .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Abundance estimates will be calculated for each species of fish at each survey section
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           using the CAPTURE model Zippin Mb. Fish < 50 mm TL will be excluded because they
Spokane - Nine Mile Dam to        ######################################             Objective - Maintain densities of wild redband trout ≥250         Monitoring - Abundance estimates                             Coefficient of variation ≤0.20       In October, redband trout are captured by electrofishing using a drift boat mounted with a Smith-Root 2.5 GPP             BPA-funded projects: Project 199700400                                                                                                            BPA website - Annual report Resident     Fall capture-recapture                                       See methods under current monitoring.
Upper Falls Dam (Redband/                                                            mm FL at 200-400 fish/km (WDFW)                                                                                                                                     electrofishing unit. Electrofishing settings are: voltage=low (50-100), percent varies from 25-85, pulse rate 60          Avista Corporation-fuded project                                                                                                                  Fish Stock Status database               abundance estimates
Rainbow Trout)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           pulses per second direct current (DC), and amperage 1.0-2.0. A crew of three individuals, one rower and two                                                                                                                                                                 StreamNet- Independent Datasets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         netters, complete the electrofishing. A sampling pass, or capture-recapture occasion, consists of sampling each                                                                                                                                                             PTAGIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         shoreline of the index area, which extends from Peaceful Valley (rkm 117.9) downstream to T.J. Meenach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bridge (rkm 112.3). Two float trips are required to sample both shorelines during each pass. The initial sampling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         float starts on either the north or south shoreline and alternates to the opposite shoreline at intervals of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         approximately 600 s (500 m) to avoid electrofishing over recently released trout. The electrofishing transects are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         established prior to the initial capture effort using a recreational grade handheld GPS. The subsequent float begins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         on the opposite shoreline and alternates to the shoreline segments that are missed on the previous float, ensuring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         that the entire shoreline is sampled. Effort (f), or electrofisher “on” time, during subsequent floats will likely vary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         due to river conditions. Only salmonids are targeted for capture during the study . All captured fish are measured
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for fork length (FL; mm), weighed (g), and recorded. Redband trout are examined for Floy and passive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         integrated transponder (PIT) tags, as well as external marks (i.e. fin clips). Untagged wild redband trout ≥65 mm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FL are tagged with a full duplex (FDX) PIT tag (Destron Fearing, TX1411SST-1, 134.2 kHz). The PIT tags are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         injected into the coelomic cavity , just posterior to the pectoral fins. Untagged wild redband trout ≥65 and <200
Spokane - Upper Falls Dam to      ######################################             Objective - Stable or increasing abundance (WDFW)                 Monitoring - Catch-Per-Unit-Effort (CPUE) index                                                   The Spokane River between Upriver and Upper Falls dams (the study area) is sampled in September. Fish are                 BPA-funded projects: Project 199700400                                                                                                            Avista report
Upriver Dam (Redband/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    captured using boat electrofishing and horizontal gill netting. A standard sampling strategy of three electrofishing      Avista Corporation-fuded project
Rainbow Trout)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           transects (600 s; 1800 s total) per two horizontal gill net (two net nights) sets is employ ed. A random sample
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         strategy is employ ed with individual sample site locations generated using a general random tessellation stratified
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (GRTS) design. The GRTS strategy supplies spatially balanced randomly chosen sample locations. Spatially
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         balanced sampling strategies are recommended for stock assessment survey s to promote unbiased estimates of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         mean catch-per-unit-of-effort (C/f), to speed the positioning of sample gears, allow for better understanding of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         distribution, and to improve precision. The SPSURVEY package for the R statistical program and ArcGIS 9.3 is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         used to draw the GRTS sample locations. A total of 12 randomly selected sites are electrofished: four in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         upstream free-flowing section and eight in the lower section. The electrofishing in the free-flowing section is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         conducted using a drift boat mounted with a Smith-Root 2.5 GPP electrofishing unit. Two Smith-Root 5.0 GPP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         outboard motor powered electrofishing boats are used to sample the sites in the lower section. A crew of three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         individuals, one rower/driver and two netters, complete the electrofishing. Sites are sampled moving in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         downstream direction, beginning at the randomly selected sample location, parallel to the shoreline for a total of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         600 s of electrofisher “on” time. Boat speed is maintained so that each sample section is approximately 400 m in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         length. All electrofishing is conducted at night, beginning at dusk. Electrofisher settings are: voltage=low (50-100),
Spokane - Upriver Dam to          ######################################             Objective - Maintain densities of wild redband trout ≥250         Monitoring - Abundance estimates                             Coefficient of variation ≤0.20       Redband trout are captured by electrofishing in the fall using a drift boat mounted with a Smith-Root 2.5 GPP             BPA-funded projects: Project 199700400                                                                                                            BPA website - Annual report Resident
Post Falls Dam (Redband/                                                             mm FL at 100-250 fish/km (WDFW)                                                                                                                                     electrofishing unit. Electrofishing settings are: voltage=low (50-100), percent varies from 25-85, pulse rate 60          Avista Corporation-fuded project                                                                                                                  Fish Stock Status database
Rainbow Trout)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           pulses per second direct current (DC), and amperage 1.0-2.0. A crew of three individuals, one rower and two                                                                                                                                                                 StreamNet- Independent Datasets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         netters, complete the electrofishing. The study reach is divided into two strata (upper and lower sections) based                                                                                                                                                           PTAGIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         on access points and associated float logistics. The upper section extends from the Washington-Idaho state line                                                                                                                                                             Aviasta Report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         downstream to McMillan Road (rkm 145.3). The lower section extends from Flora Road (rkm 143.1) downstream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to Donkey Island. Two float trips are required to sample each section, during each pass. The initial sampling float
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in each section starts on either the north or south shoreline and alternates to the opposite shoreline at intervals of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         approximately 600 s (500 m) to avoid electrofishing over recently released trout. A recreational grade handheld
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         GPS is used to to mark way points where banks are switched for consistency between sampling occasions. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         subsequent float through the same section begins on the opposite shoreline and alternates to the shoreline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         segments that are missed on the previous float, ensuring that the entire shoreline is sampled. Effort (f), or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         electrofisher “on” time, during subsequent floats varies due to river conditions. A sampling pass, or capture-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         recapture occasion, consists of sampling each shoreline of each section. All of the sampling is conducted at night,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         starting after dusk. The upper section is sampled on the first two nights of each pass and the lower on the last two.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Only salmonids are collected during the study . All captured fish are measured for total length (TL; mm),
Upper Columbia -Lake              ######################################             Objective - Assess, protect and restore in stream/river           Monitoring - Abundance estimates                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Conduct additional monitoring                                Evaluation of redband populations. See "current monitoring" column for methodologies.
Roosevelt (Redband/Rainbow                                                           and riparian habitat to maintain functional ecosy stems                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on tributaries within the
Trout)                                                                               and migratory corridors for redband rainbow trout,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       watershed to identify other
                                                                                     including addressing the chemical, biological, and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       redband populations.
                                                                                     phy sical factors influencing aquatic productivity .




Rufus Woods                       ######################################             Objective - Maintain a subsistence fishery for tribal             Monitoring - Abundance estimates                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Determine size-related                                       None at this time
(Redband/Rainbow Trout)                                                              members and maintain a quality sport fishery for non-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    abundance of naturally
                                                                                     members.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 produced.




Sanpoil (Rainbow trout)           Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         Objective - Manage subsistence and recreational harvest           Monitoring - Age and growth                                                                       #############################################################################################                             BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300, Project                                                                                                   BPA website - Annual website
                                  abundant, diverse, productive, spatially           of stocks of wild redband trout in Lake Roosevelt and the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     200810911, Project 199501100, and Project                                                                                                         Lake Roosevelt Forum website
                                  distributed, and sustainable?                      upper Columbia River to allow for conservation,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               199700400
                                  HLI: Productive                                    enhancement, and restoration.
                                  PI: Population Productivity




Sanpoil (Rainbow trout)           Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         Objective - Manage subsistence and recreational harvest           Monitoring - Age and growth                                                                       #############################################################################################                             BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300, Project                                                                                                   BPA website - Annual website
                                  abundant, diverse, productive, spatially           of stocks of wild redband trout in Lake Roosevelt and the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     200810911, Project 199501100, and Project                                                                                                         PITAGIS
                                  distributed, and sustainable?                      upper Columbia River to allow for conservation,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               199700400                                                                                                                                         Lake Roosevelt Forum website
                                  HLI: Productive                                    enhancement, and restoration.
                                  PI: Population Productivity




Sanpoil (Rainbow trout)           Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         Objective - Manage subsistence and recreational harvest           Monitor - Year-class survival                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Year-class survival                                          #########################################################################
                                  abundant, diverse, productive, spatially           of stocks of wild redband trout in Lake Roosevelt and the
                                  distributed, and sustainable?                      upper Columbia River to allow for conservation,
                                  HLI: Productive                                    enhancement, and restoration.
                                  PI: Population Productivity




Spokane (Redband/ Rainbow         Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         Objective -Maintain 10-y ear trajectories of redband trout Monitoring - Age and growth                                                                              Every 5 y ears, an age analy sis is conducted using the scales collected from fish captured by migrant traps and          BPA-funded project: Project 200103200                                                                                                             BPA website - Annual report
Trout)                            abundant, diverse, productive, spatially           densities in streams that are either stable or increasing                                                                                                           by shocking index reaches during summer survey s. For each sub-watershed, ten fish from each 10 mm length
                                  distributed, and sustainable?                      (Internal objective currently not captured in planning                                                                                                              class are randomly selected for age and growth analy sis from the accumulation of scale samples collected over
                                  HLI: Productive                                    documents; Coeur d'Alene Tribe).                                                                                                                                    the previous 4-5 y ears, ensuring that each y ear is represented in the selected samples. The analy zed scale
                                  PI: Population Productivity                                                                                                                                                                                            datasets are used in back-calculation analy tical approaches (e.g., Weisberg method) to partition the growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         variability into components due to age and y ear. Weight-to- length regressions are also developed, and analy zed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         using ANCOVA statistics to evaluate whether there are significant annual differences in these relationships.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         These analy ses are conducted to evaluate if growth rates change across y ears for various age classes in response
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to either management actions or favorable environmental conditions. The first analy sis is scheduled to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         conducted in 2013.




Spokane (Redband/ Rainbow         ######################################             Objective - Maintain 10-y ear trajectories of redband             Monitoring - Density (temporal trends)                       Examination of watershed scale       Temporal trends in age 1 and older redband trout across the six monitored sub-watersheds (Indian, Nechen,                 BPA-funded projects: Project 200103200                                                                                                            BPA website - Annual report
Trout)                                                                               trout densities in streams that are either stable or                                                                           trend at a 0.05 significance level   Sheep, Mission, Martin, and upper Hangman) are examined using annual survey data collected by electrofishing
                                                                                     increasing (Internal objective currently not captured in                                                                                                            established standardized index sites during the summer. Within each watershed, single pass catch data are first
                                                                                     planning documents; Coeur d'Alene Tribe).                                                                                                                           aggregated over index sites within tributaries or within longitudinal reaches that share similar geomorphic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         characteristics or habitat features to address potential dependency among proximate sites. For each of these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         constructed composite reaches, aggregate values are expressed as fish/100 m to permit standardization over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         y ears and across reaches. Significant differences among y ears are evaluated using an ANOVA repeated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         measures model with the composite sub-watershed reaches serving as the observational units. First, assumptions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of compound sy mmetry (i.e., sy nchronous differences among reaches over time) are evaluated by examining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Huy nh-Feldt statistic. If the assumptions are violated, then the less powerful multivariate statistic, Wilk’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         lambda, is used to evaluate significance. If a significant trend among the composite reaches is detected, single
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         degree of freedom poly momial tests are examined to evaluate the ty pe of trend (e.g., linear, quadratic, cubic,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         etc.) that significantly explains the detected variability across y ears. Lack of a significant concurrent trend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         among composite sub-watershed reaches will necessitate evaluating trends for each composite reach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         individually which may reduce the power to detect a trend. Analy ses are conducted using the previous 10 y ears
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of index site data, and are conducted every 4 y ears.
Upper Columbia -Lake              Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         ###############################################                   Monitoring - Year-class survival, length-frequency                                                During creel survey s, creel clerks with handheld PIT tag readers collect information from PIT-tagged                     BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300, Project   Recruitment of juvenile and adult        BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300, Project        BPA website - Annual report
Roosevelt (Redband/Rainbow        abundant, diverse, productive, spatially                                                                             distribution, gonadosomatic index, growth, age at                                                 redband/rainbow trout. When a PIT tagged fish is identified, clerks record the PIT tag number, remove gonadal             199501100, and Project 199700400                  redband/rainbow trout emigrating         199501100, and Project 199700400                       PITAGIS
Trout)                            distributed, and sustainable?                                                                                        maturity                                                                                          tissue, and measure for total length (mm) and weight (g). Data collected through creel survey s are used to                                                                 from their native tributary and
                                  HLI: Productive                                                                                                                                                                                                        calculate length frequency distributions, gonadosomatic index (GSI), growth, fecundity , and age at maturity . The                                                          escapement of adult redband trout
                                  PI: Population Productivity                                                                                                                                                                                            creel protocol is described in the Upper Columbia "Harvest."                                                                                                                /rainbow trout is determined by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     using a variety of trapping methods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (i.e. fy ke nets, inclined plane/scoop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     traps, inclined screen traps, rotary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     screw traps, etc.). Streams/rivers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     survey ed include: Sanpoil, Spokane,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Colville, and Kettle rivers, and also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Spring, Mill, Blue, O-Ra-Pak-En,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Alder, Hawk, Onion, Deep, Big
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sheep, Crown, Flat, Rattlesnake,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hall, Barnaby , Brody , Three Mile,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Six Mile, Wilmont, Monaghan,
Rufus Woods                       Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         Objective - Maintain a subsistence fishery for tribal             Monitoring - Growth rates                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Determine growth rates of                                    None at this time
(Redband/Rainbow Trout)           abundant, diverse, productive, spatially           members and maintain a quality sport fishery for non-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    natural-origin fish
                                  distributed, and sustainable?                      members.
                                  HLI: Productive
                                  PI: Population Productivity




Sanpoil (Rainbow trout)           Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         Objective - Manage subsistence and recreational harvest           Monitoring - Distribution (Spatiotemporal patterns in                                             Data collected at the creel site will be used to describe the spatial and temporal characteristics of the Sanpoil         BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300, Project   ##############################           BPA-funded projects: Project 200810911, Project        BPA website - Annual report
                                  abundant, diverse, productive, spatially           of stocks of wild redband trout in Lake Roosevelt and the         movements and spawning areas among life histories)                                                redband rainbow trout. See the "Harvest" section for the creel protocol.                                                  200810911, Project 199501100, and Project                                                  199501100, and Project 199404300                       Lake Roosevelt Forum website
                                  distributed, and sustainable?                      upper Columbia River to allow for conservation,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               199700400
                                  HLI: Spatially Distributed                         enhancement, and restoration.
                                  PI: Spatial Distribution




Spokane (Redband/ Rainbow         Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         Objective - Double the number of stream miles that                Monitoring - Spatial distribution                                                                 Spatial trends in age-1 and older redband trout in six target watersheds (Indian, Nechen, Sheep, Mission, Martin,         BPA-fuded projects: Project 200103200                                                                                                             BPA website - Annual report              Monitor spatial distribution -                               Distribution determined during standardized stock assessment survey s. See the "Density
Trout)                            abundant, diverse, productive, spatially           support redband trout (Subbasin Plan). Ensure that                                                                                                                  and upper Hangman) are examined using our annual survey data that are collected by electrofishing established                                                                                                                                                                                                        periodically repeated when                                   Index" section for the protocol.
                                  distributed, and sustainable?                      redband trout are distributed across reaches within                                                                                                                 standardized index sites during the summer. Shifts in spatial distribution of trout within reaches of a tributary or                                                                                                                                                                                                 funds are available
                                  HLI: Spatially Distributed                         tributaries and across tributaries spatially distributed                                                                                                            watershed (e.g, due to improved suitability from habitat restoration), or the colonization of newly opened habitats
                                  PI: Spatial Distribution                           within the upper Hangman Creek watershed (Internal                                                                                                                  (e.g, response to removal of a migration barrier) are analy zed by comparing current index site CPUE to a site’s
                                                                                     objective currently not captured in planning documents;                                                                                                             mean value calculated over the previous 5 y ears for each of the index sites within a watershed. Coefficients of
                                                                                     CDA Tribe).                                                                                                                                                         variation for index sites within subwatersheds are also calculated annually and examined over time. It is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         expected that improvements in habitat should lead to a more spatially even distribution of trout within suitable
                                                                                     Objective - Maintain or increase the number of stream                                                                                                               rearing habitat which would be represented by a decrease in the coefficient of variation over time.
                                                                                     miles that support redband trout (WDFW).




Upper Columbia -Lake              Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         ###############################################                   Monitoring - Spatial distribution                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The the migratory nature of              BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300, Project        BPA website - Annual report              Determine redband                                            Track movements of redband rainbow trout within the reservoir through acoustic/radio
Roosevelt (Redband/Rainbow        abundant, diverse, productive, spatially                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           populations within selected              199501100, and Project 199700400                       PITAGIS                                  movements within Lake                                        telemetry .
Trout)                            distributed, and sustainable?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tributaries will be evaluated by PIT-                                                                                                    Roosevelt.
                                  HLI: Spatially Distributed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tagging captured fish and monitoring
                                  PI: Spatial Distribution                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           seasonal movements via stationary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PIT tag array s, annual monitoring,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and creel survey s. Acoustic/radio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     telemetry will be used to determine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     movements within the reservoir.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Data will be used to determine the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     migratory behaviors of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     redband/rainbow trout. Also, A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     portion of hatchery -reared triploid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     rainbow trout will be PIT-tagged to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     determine if they are migrating into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tributaries and negatively impacting
Rufus Woods                       Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         Objective - Maintain a subsistence fishery for tribal             Monitoring - Spatial distribution                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Determine spatial distribution                               None at this time
(Redband/Rainbow Trout)           abundant, diverse, productive, spatially           members and maintain a quality sport fishery for non-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of naturally produced fish and
                                  distributed, and sustainable?                      members.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 spawning locations within the
                                  HLI: Spatially Distributed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  reservoir and tributaries
                                  PI: Spatial Distribution




Sanpoil (Rainbow trout)           Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         Objective - Manage subsistence and recreational harvest           Monitoring - Life-history ty pes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ##############################           BPA-funded projects: Project 200810911, Project        BPA website - Annual report
                                  abundant, diverse, productive, spatially           of stocks of wild redband trout in Lake Roosevelt and the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                199501100, and Project 199404300
                                  distributed, and sustainable?                      upper Columbia River to allow for conservation,
                                  HLI: Diverse                                       enhancement, and restoration.
                                  PI: Intra-species Diversity




Sanpoil (Rainbow trout)           Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         Objective - Maintain genetic stock structure and diversity ,      Monitoring - Genetics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ##############################           BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300, Project        BPA website - Annual report              Analy sis of the genetic                                     Samples for genetic analy ses will be collected during creel survey s and at the Sanpoil
                                  abundant, diverse, productive, spatially           including rare alleles, of wild redband trout in the Sanpoil                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             200810911, Project 199501100, and Project              Lake Roosevelt Forum website             integrity (introgression and                                 weir. Genetic samples would be analy zed following the protocol described in the
                                  distributed, and sustainable?                      River and Lake Roosevelt.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                199700400                                                                                       potential genetic differences)                               "Genetics" section.
                                  HLI: Diverse                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of each of the primary
                                  PI: Intra-species Diversity                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 populations within the Sanpoil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              River




Spokane (Redband/ Rainbow         Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         Objective - Ensure that various life-history forms, both          Monitoring - Seasonal movements of migratory forms                                                A multi-y ear study in the upper Hangman Creek watershed, beginning in 2012, is being conducted to evaluate the           BPA-fuded projects: Project 200103200                                                                                                             BPA website - Annual report
Trout)                            abundant, diverse, productive, spatially           resident and fluvial, have the capability of being                                                                                                                  seasonal movements of redband trout, with specific attention to examining the movement of fish from rearing
                                  distributed, and sustainable?                      expressed within the upper Hangman Creek watershed                                                                                                                  tributaries to putative suitable over-wintering habitat in the mainstem of Hangman Creek. Redband trout are
                                  HLI: Diverse                                       and the Spokane Basin. Ensure that suitable corridors                                                                                                               captured in outmigrant traps located near the mouths of Indian and Nechen Creeks during spring trapping periods.
                                  PI: Intra-species Diversity                        exist to maintain connectivity among tributaries within the                                                                                                         Only fish greater than 100 mm in length receive PIT tags (12.5 mm long) via peritoneal injection. Length,
                                                                                     upper Hangman watershed, and among watersheds                                                                                                                       weight, and scale samples are collected from all tagged fish. Periodically , a subsample of tagged fish is held in a
                                                                                     within the Spokane Basin to promote expression of                                                                                                                   flow-through net pen overnight to assess tag retention and survival. After tagging or holding periods, fish are
                                                                                     migratory forms (Internal objective currently not                                                                                                                   released back into the reaches downriver of the traps from which they were collected. Fixed HDX PIT tag
                                                                                     captured in planning documents; CDA Tribe).                                                                                                                         interrogation sites are located in close proximity to the mouths of both tributaries and in strategic locations along
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Hangman mainstem reach. Individual antenna array s are configured to have the capability of providing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         directional movement (i.e., two antennas separated by 5-10 m per array ). PIT tag array s are maintained and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         interrogation data downloaded weekly to evaluate seasonal movement into downstream mainstem habitats.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Detection efficiencies are periodically evaluated with test tags. Movement data would aid in understanding the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         use of the mainstem as a seasonal corridor that would increase the connectivity of rearing tributaries.


Spokane (Redband/ Rainbow         Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         Objective - Preserve the existing genetic stock structure         Monitoring - Genetics (fine-scale stock structure)                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (1) We examined population               BPA Project 1997-004-00 - Resident Fish Stock Status   BPA website - Annual report Resident
Trout)                            abundant, diverse, productive, spatially           and current genetic diversity , including rare alleles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         structure in rainbow trout               abiove Chief Jo and Grand Coulee Dams - 98% of         Fish Stock Status database StreamNet -
                                  distributed, and sustainable?                      (WDFW)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Oncorhynchus mykiss) collected          funding; (2) Avista Corp. - 2% of funding (WDFW).      Independent Datasets
                                  HLI: Diverse                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       from 16 sites in the greater Spokane     BPA Project 2001-032-00 - Hangman Creek
                                  PI: Intra-species Diversity                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        River drainage using 14                  Fisheries Restoration (CDA Tribe).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     microsatellite loci. Phalon Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hatchery redband trout were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     included to investigate introgression
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of hatchery redband trout samples
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     planted into the Spokane drainage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Natural-spawning redband trout (or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     potentially redband trout) samples
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     from Kettle River tributaries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (drainage flowing into the dammed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     portion of the Columbia River,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Roosevelt Lake, north of where the
Spokane (Redband/ Rainbow         Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         Objective - Prevent introgressive hy bridization between          Monitoring - Genetics (introgression between hatchery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (1) Genetics - monitor for                                   (1) Periodically monitor for hy bridization when deemed appropriate. Utilize genetics
Trout)                            abundant, diverse, productive, spatially           native redband trout and non-native trout. (WDFW; CDA             and native rainbow/redband trout)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hy bridization                                               techniques per consultation with geneticists.
                                  distributed, and sustainable?                      Tribe)
                                  HLI: Diverse
                                  PI: Intra-species Diversity




Upper Columbia -Lake              Are Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife         Objective - Assess, protect and restore in stream/river           Monitoring - Genetics (introgression between hatchery                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DNA samples will be obtained from       BPA -funded projects: Project 199700400, Project
Roosevelt (Redband/Rainbow        abundant, diverse, productive, spatially           and riparian habitat to maintain functional ecosy stems           and native rainbow/redband trout and stock structure)                                                                                                                                                                                                                         fish collected from trapping survey s    199404300, and Project 199501100
Trout)                            distributed, and sustainable?                      and migratory corridors for redband rainbow trout,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              described above for Upper
                                  HLI: Diverse                                       including addressing the chemical, biological, and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Columbia-Lake Roosevelt
                                  PI: Intra-species Diversity                        phy sical factors influencing aquatic productivity .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rainbow/redband trout.




Sanpoil (Rainbow trout)           Is harvest consistent with Council fish and        ###############################################                   Monitoring -Harvest (recreational and subsistence)                                                #############################################################################################                             BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300, Project                                                                                                   BPA website; Lake Roosevelt Forum        Harvest estimates during the                                 #########################################################################
                                  wildlife Program’s vision?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       200810911, Project 199501100, and Project                                                                                                         website                                  spawning migration in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   199700400                                                                                                                                                                                  Sanpoil River
                                  Does artificial production complement
                                  resident and anadromous recovery and
                                  harvest goals within the Columbia River Basin?

                                  Are the fish and wildlife losses associated with
                                  the development and operation of the
                                  Columbia River Basin’s hy drosy stem being
                                  mitigated as described by the Council’s Fish
                                  and Wildlife Program?

                                  PI: Harvest and Rates


Sanpoil (Rainbow trout)           Is harvest consistent with Council fish and    Objective - Manage subsistence and recreational harvest               Monitoring - Interval and instantaneous exploitation rates                                        #############################################################################################                             BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300, Project                                                                                                   BPA website - Annual report
                                  wildlife Program’s vision?                     of stocks of wild redband trout in Lake Roosevelt and the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         200810911, Project 199501100, and Project                                                                                                         Lake Roosevelt Forum website
                                                                                 upper Columbia River to allow for conservation,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   199700400
                                  Does artificial production complement          enhancement, and restoration.
                                  resident and anadromous recovery and
                                  harvest goals within the Columbia River Basin?

                                  Are the fish and wildlife losses associated with
                                  the development and operation of the
                                  Columbia River Basin’s hy drosy stem being
                                  mitigated as described by the Council’s Fish
                                  and Wildlife Program?

                                  PI: Harvest and Rates


Sanpoil (Rainbow trout)           Is harvest consistent with Council fish and        Objective - Manage recreational harvest of stocks of              Monitoring - Direct fishing effort, harvest, HPUE, and                                            Sanpoil specific numbers are extrapolated via marked fish (PIT tags).                                                     BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300, Project                                                                                                   BPA website - Annual report              Creel information                                            Creel survey s needed on Spokane River and tributaries. No study plan.
                                  wildlife Program’s vision?                         redband trout in Spokane River and tributaries to allow for       y ield                                                                                                                                                                                                                      200810911, Project 199501100, and Project                                                                                                         Lake Roosevelt Forum website
                                                                                     conservation, enhancement, and restoration.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   199700400
                                  Does artificial production complement
                                  resident and anadromous recovery and
                                  harvest goals within the Columbia River Basin?

                                  Are the fish and wildlife losses associated with
                                  the development and operation of the
                                  Columbia River Basin’s hy drosy stem being
                                  mitigated as described by the Council’s Fish
                                  and Wildlife Program?

                                  PI: Harvest and Rates


Upper Columbia -Lake              Is harvest consistent with Council fish and        Objective - Artificially produce enough fish to                   Monitoring - Effort, harvest, catch rates, angler                                                 Annually , 750,000 triploid rainbow trout are released into Lake Roosevelt through the Lake Roosevelt Lake                BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300, Project                                                                                                   BPA website - Annual report              Assess strategies for improving                              Update the current creel protocol to improve precision of the creel efforts and to support
Roosevelt (Redband/Rainbow        wildlife Program’s vision?                         supplement consistent harvest to meet state and tribal            pressure, total harvest, hatchery recruitment                                                     Artificial Production Program, a collaborative effort between the Spokane Tribal Hatchery , Sherman Creek                 199104600, and Project 199104700                                                                                                                                                           overall design of the creel                                  new fisheries research and monitoring efforts (redband study work). Includes updating
Trout)                                                                               management objectives (Sub-Basin Plan).                                                                                                                             Hatchery , and the Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Net Pen Rearing Project. Program monitoring is performed                                                                                                                                                                                                             survey                                                       the statistical program to meet revised creel design and will be completed cooperatively
                                  Does artificial production complement                                                                                                                                                                                  through an annual creel assessment (collaborative effort among the STOI, CCT, and WDFW). Creel data are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           by managers and a biostatistician.
                                  resident and anadromous recovery and                                                                                                                                                                                   collected by 3 creel clerks working consecutively within the three stratified sections of Lake Roosevelt. Creel
                                  harvest goals within the Columbia River Basin?                                                                                                                                                                         clerks will also collect harvest information from PIT tagged redband/rainbow trout using handheld PIT tag
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         readers to describe harvest and population characteristics. Data analy ses will be completed using a creel
                                  Are the fish and wildlife losses associated with                                                                                                                                                                       analy ses tool developed by a biostatistician in R 2.3.1. Annual angler pressure, total harvest, and catch rates are
                                  the development and operation of the                                                                                                                                                                                   estimated using the R program.
                                  Columbia River Basin’s hy drosy stem being
                                  mitigated as described by the Council’s Fish
                                  and Wildlife Program?

                                  PI: Harvest and Rates


Sanpoil (Rainbow trout)           Is harvest consistent with Council fish and    Objective - To provide and maintain sport fisheries that              Monitoring - Angler expenditures and net value of                                                 #############################################################################################                             BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300, Project                                                                                                   BPA website - Annual report
                                  wildlife Program’s vision?                     are economically productive for Lake Roosevelt and                    fishery                                                                                                                                                                                                                     200810911, Project 199501100, and Project                                                                                                         Lake Roosevelt Forum website
                                                                                 surrounding communities and protect the wild and native                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           199700400
                                  Does artificial production complement          species (Lake Roosevelt Kokanee Management Plan)
                                  resident and anadromous recovery and
                                  harvest goals within the Columbia River Basin?

                                  Are the fish and wildlife losses associated with
                                  the development and operation of the
                                  Columbia River Basin’s hy drosy stem being
                                  mitigated as described by the Council’s Fish
                                  and Wildlife Program?

                                  PI: Economic


Spokane (Redband/ Rainbow         Is harvest consistent with Council fish and        Objective - Manage recreational harvest of stocks of              Monitoring - Angler expenditures, net value, and cost-to-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Creel information                                            Creel survey s needed on Spokane River and tributaries. No study plan.
Trout)                            wildlife Program’s vision?                         redband trout in Spokane River and tributaries to allow for       benefit
                                                                                     conservation, enhancement, and restoration.
                                  Does artificial production complement
                                  resident and anadromous recovery and
                                  harvest goals within the Columbia River Basin?

                                  Are the fish and wildlife losses associated with
                                  the development and operation of the
                                  Columbia River Basin’s hy drosy stem being
                                  mitigated as described by the Council’s Fish
                                  and Wildlife Program?

                                  PI: Economic
Sanpoil (Rainbow trout)           Is harvest consistent with Council fish and    Objective - To provide and maintain sport and                      Monitoring - Angler preferences, anglers satisfaction,                                           Angler preferences is asked during the Lake Roosevelt creel survey .                                                   BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300                                                                                             BPA website - Annual report
                                  wildlife Program’s vision?                     subsistence fishing opportunities for Native American              Native American cultural values, and other cultural                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lake Roosevelt Forum website
                                                                                 Tribes and local communities (Lake Roosevelt                       values
                                  Does artificial production complement          Management Plan).
                                  resident and anadromous recovery and
                                  harvest goals within the Columbia River Basin?

                                  Are the fish and wildlife losses associated with
                                  the development and operation of the
                                  Columbia River Basin’s hy drosy stem being
                                  mitigated as described by the Council’s Fish
                                  and Wildlife Program?

                                  PI: Social and Market


Spokane Redband/ Rainbow          Is harvest consistent with Council fish and        Objective - Manage recreational harvest of stocks of           Monitoring - Angler preferences, anglers satisfaction,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (1) Creel information                                           (1) Creel survey s needed on Spokane River and tributaries. No study plan.
Trout                             wildlife Program’s vision?                         redband trout in Spokane River and tributaries to allow for    Native American cultural values, and other cultural
                                                                                     conservation, enhancement, and restoration.                    values
                                  Does artificial production complement
                                  resident and anadromous recovery and
                                  harvest goals within the Columbia River Basin?

                                  Are the fish and wildlife losses associated with
                                  the development and operation of the
                                  Columbia River Basin’s hy drosy stem being
                                  mitigated as described by the Council’s Fish
                                  and Wildlife Program?

                                  PI: Social and Market


Sanpoil (Rainbow trout)           Are Columbia River Ecosy stems Healthy ?           Objective - Reduce walley e and smallmouth bass                Monitoring - Abundance estimates                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ##############################          BPA-funded projects: Project 199501100   BPA website - Annual report
                                  PI: Non-native Species Abundance                   densities in key locations of the Sanpoil River to increase                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lake Roosevelt Forum website
                                                                                     rainbow trout out-migration survival.




Spokane Redband/ Rainbow          Are Columbia River Ecosy stems Healthy ?           Objective - Manage non-native fishes to effectively            Monitoring - Density index (summer rearing) (WDFW                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Summer rearing density index         Coefficient of variation   Future sampling would incorporate the following protocol that was used during the 2001-
Trout (Little Spokane River and   PI: Non-native Species Abundance                   achieve redband trout objectives listed above.                 completed between 2001 and 2004)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in stream habitats -                 ≤0.20 in abundance         2004 study . During summer and early -fall conduct electrofishing survey s in 100 m
tribs, Deep Cr, Coulee Creek,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 periodically repeated when           estimates                  stream sections on the Little Spokane River and its tributaries, Deep Cr., Coulee Cr.,
Marshall Cr, California Cr)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   funds are available                                             Marshall Cr., and California Cr. Sample sites were selected using a stratified random
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sampling strategy . A multiple-pass removal-depletion sampling strategy would be used
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for fish collection. During the multiple-pass survey s, two passes are completed, unless a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              greater than 50% depletion of each species of salmonids is not achieved, in which case
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              additional passes are completed until a greater than 50% reduction was achieved. Block
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              nets (1.22 m x 15.24 m; 0.64 cm mesh) are placed across the stream at the downstream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and upstream ends of the survey section prior to electrofishing. The 100 m distance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              between the block nets is measured with a hip chain (string box), while walking parallel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to the stream on the bank. Electrofishing is conducted beginning at the downstream end,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              moving upstream, while attempting to electrofish the stream consistently on each pass.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Effort is standardized on each pass to ensure consistency . Abundance estimates would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              be calculated for each species of fish at each survey section using the CAPTURE model
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zippin Mb. Fish < 50 mm TL are excluded because previous observations have indivate
Spokane Redband/ Rainbow          Are Columbia River Ecosy stems Healthy ?           Objective - Manage non-native fishes to effectively            Monitoring - Abundance estimates                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fall capture-recapture               Coefficient of variation   See methods in the above cell.
Trout (Spokane River - Nine       PI: Non-native Species Abundance                   achieve redband trout objectives listed above.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           abundance estimates of               ≤0.20
Mile Dam to Upper Falls Dam)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  undesireable non-native
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              species - periodically repeated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              as funds allow




Spokane Redband/ Rainbow          Are Columbia River Ecosy stems Healthy ?           Objective - Manage non-native fishes to effectively            Monitoring - Catch-Per-Unit-Effort (CPUE) index                                                  The Spokane River between Upriver and Upper Falls dams (the study area) was sampled in September. Fish                 (1) Avista Corporation - 100% of funding                                                                                           Avista report
Trout (Spokane River - Upper      PI: Non-native Species Abundance                   achieve redband trout objectives listed above.                                                                                                                  were captured using boat electrofishing and horizontal gill netting. A standard sampling strategy of three
Falls Dam to Upriver Dam)                                                                                                                                                                                                                            electrofishing transects (600 s; 1800 s total) per two horizontal gill net (two net nights) sets was employ ed. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     random sample strategy was employ ed with individual sample site locations generated using a general random
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tessellation stratified (GRTS) design. The GRTS strategy supplied spatially balanced randomly chosen sample
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     locations. Spatially balanced sampling strategies are recommended for stock assessment survey s to promote
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     unbiased estimates of mean catch-per-unit-of-effort (C/f), to speed the positioning of sample gears, allow for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     better understanding of distribution, and to improve precision. The SPSURVEY package for the R statistical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     program and ArcGIS 9.3 were used to draw the GRTS sample locations. A total of 12 randomly selected sites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     were electrofished: four in the upstream free-flowing section and eight in the lower section. The electrofishing in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the free-flowing section was conducted using a drift boat mounted with a Smith-Root 2.5 GPP electrofishing unit.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Two Smith-Root 5.0 GPP outboard motor powered electrofishing boats were used to sample the sites in the lower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     section. A crew of three individuals, one rower/driver and two netters, completed the electrofishing. Sites were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     sampled moving in a downstream direction, beginning at the randomly selected sample location, parallel to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     shoreline for a total of 600 s of electrofisher “on” time. Boat speed was maintained so that each sample section
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     was approximately 400 m in length. All electrofishing was conducted at night, beginning at dusk. Electrofisher
Spokane Redband/ Rainbow          Are Columbia River Ecosy stems Healthy ?           Objective - Manage non-native fishes to effectively            Monitoring - Abundance estimates                                Coefficient of variation ≤0.20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fall capture-recapture               Coefficient of variation   Sampling procedures would follow those used in 2008. In 2008, smallmouth bass were
Trout (Spokane River -            PI: Non-native Species Abundance                   achieve redband trout objectives listed above.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           abundance estimates of               ≤0.20                      captured by electrofishing in the fall using a drift boat mounted with a Smith-Root 2.5
Upriver Dam to Post Falls                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     undesireable non-native                                         GPP electrofishing unit. Electrofishing settings were: voltage=low (50-100), percent
Dam)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          species - periodically repeated                                 varied from 25-85, pulse rate 60 pulses per second direct current (DC), and amperage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              as funds allow                                                  1.0-2.0. A crew of three individuals, one rower and two netters, completed the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              electrofishing. The study reach was divided into two strata (upper and lower sections)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              based on access points and associated float logistics. The upper section extended from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the Washington-Idaho state line downstream to McMillan Road (rkm 145.3). The lower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              section extended from Flora Road (rkm 143.1) downstream to Donkey Island. Two float
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              trips were required to sample each section, during each pass. The initial sampling float in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              each section started on either the north or south shoreline and alternated to the opposite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              shoreline at intervals of approximately 600 s (500 m) to avoid electrofishing over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              recently released bass. We used a recreational grade handheld GPS to mark way points
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              where we switched banks for consistency between sampling occasions. The subsequent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              float through the same section began on the opposite shoreline and alternated to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              shoreline segments that were missed on the previous float, ensuring that the entire
Spokane (Redband/ Rainbow         Are Columbia River Ecosy stems Healthy ?           Objective - Manage non-native fishes to effectively            Monitor - Non-desireable species eradication/control                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Feasibility and implementation                                  No study plan has been developed at this time.
Trout)                            PI: Non-native Species Abundance                   achieve redband trout objectives listed above.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of measures to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              eradicate/control non-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              desireable non-native species.




Upper Columbia -Lake              Are Columbia River Ecosy stems Healthy ?           Minimize negative impacts (competition, predation) to          Monitoring - Abundance estimates (relative abundance                                             The Lake Roosevelt fish community and structure is monitored annually using a random stratified sampling               BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300                                                                                             BPA website - Annual report    Determine overall walley e and                                  Conduct a mark recapture study to determine the overall population of walley e and
Roosevelt (Redband/Rainbow        PI: Non-native Species Abundance                   native species from nonnative species and stocks (Sub-         and CPUE)                                                                                        design for site selection. Overall abundance of fishes in the reservoir is determined using boat electrofishing                                                                                                                                                                          smallmouth bass populations in                                  smallmouth bass in the Spokane River. A study design has not been developed.
Trout)                                                                               Basin Plan).                                                                                                                                                    survey s, hoop nets, and seine nets. Standardized ten minute boat electrofishing survey s are conducted at                                                                                                                                                                               the Spokane River.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     randomly selected sites within the reservoir. Hoop nets are set at randomly selected sites for approximately 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     hours. Seine net survey s are be conducted in the littoral zone of Lake Roosevelt where the bottom slope is equal to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     or greater than 10 %. All fish collected are identified to species and measured for total length and weight.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Relative abundance and catch-per-unit-effort data are used as indices of abundance .Fall walley e index sampling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (FWIN) is a cooperative effort by all Lake Roosevelt fisheries managers. All the data collected during the fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     walley e survey s are obtained by using the standardized Ontario FWIN protocol. This standardized sampling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     method allows valid comparisons of results from water-to-water and y ear-to-y ear. During the fall, walley e are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     more evenly distributed throughout the lake and the water column providing the most consistently good time to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     obtain a representative sample of the population. Sampling begins when surface water temperature lowers to 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     degrees C and must stop when it reaches 10 degrees C. The walley e were collected with gillnets only . The nets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     are 60m in length by 1.8m in depth. Each net contains eight panels of increasing mesh size from 25mm to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     152mm (stretched mesh). Each net was set in a randomly selected site for approximately 24 hours. In order to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     make effort comparable, the number of net sets was determined by the surface area of the water being sampled.
Sanpoil (Rainbow trout)           Are Columbia River Ecosy stems Healthy ?           Objective - Monitor walley e productivity in Lake              Monitoring - Productivity (y ear-class survival, length                                          #############################################################################################                                                                            Sanpoil walley e and smallmouth
                                  PI: Non-native Species Productivity                Roosevelt via FWIN sampling                                    frequency distributions, mean weight by y ear class,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      bass diet composition and
                                                                                                                                                    biomass, body condition, growth rates, age distribution,                                                                                                                                                                                                                  consumptions estimates were
                                                                                                                                                    length weight relationships, fecundity , sex ratio, GSI)                                                                                                                                                                                                                  calculated as part of a bioenergetics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              study 2009-10.




Upper Columbia -Lake              Are Columbia River Ecosy stems Healthy ?           Minimize negative impacts (competition, predation) to          Monitoring - y ear-class survival, length-frequency                                              #############################################################################################
Roosevelt (Redband/Rainbow        PI: Non-native Species Productivity                native species from nonnative species and stocks (Sub-         distribution, relative weight, growth rate, age distribution,
Trout)                                                                               Basin Plan).                                                   length-weight relationship, sex ratio, relative stock
                                                                                                                                                    density




Spokane (Redband/ Rainbow         Are Columbia River Ecosy stems Healthy ?           Objective - Manage non-native fishes to effectively            Monitoring - Spatial distribution                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Monitor spatial distribution -                                  Distribution would be determined during standardized abundance/density survey s - see
Trout)                            PI: Non-native Species Spatial Distribution        achieve redband trout objectives listed above.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           periodically repeated when                                      density index section.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              funds are available




Upper Columbia -Lake              Are Columbia River Ecosy stems Healthy ?           Objective - Assess, protect and restore in stream/river        Monitoring - Spatial distribution                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Assess potential impacts of                                     Track movements of redband rainbow trout within the reservoir through acoustic/radio
Roosevelt (Redband/Rainbow        PI: Non-native Species Spatial Distribution        and riparian habitat to maintain functional ecosy stems                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  supplemental fisheries                                          telemetry , PIT tagging or other methods developed to effectively address these
Trout)                                                                               and migratory corridors for redband rainbow trout,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       strategies.                                                     monitoring needs.
                                                                                     including addressing the chemical, biological, and
                                                                                     phy sical factors influencing aquatic productivity .




Spokane (Redband/ Rainbow         Are actions implemented by the Council’s Fish                                                                     See non-native section above.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Consumption rates during out-                                   #########################################################################
Trout)                            and Wildlife Program having expected                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        migration of juvenile redband
                                  biological effect on fish and wildlife and their
                                  habitat?

                                  PI: Predation on fish in the Columbia River
                                  Basin




Upper Columbia -Lake              Are actions implemented by the Council’s Fish      Objective - Minimize negative impacts (competition,            Monitoring - Diet composition                                                                    The impact predators have on the native fish community is evaluated through the collection of diet samples from        BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300                                                                                             BPA website - Annual report
Roosevelt (Redband/Rainbow        and Wildlife Program having expected               predation) to native species from nonnative species and                                                                                                         non-native predators (i.e., walley e and smallmouth bass). Stomach samples are obtained from fish that have
Trout)                            biological effect on fish and wildlife and their   stocks (Sub-Basin Plan).                                                                                                                                        been collected during electrofishing and seine net survey s. Prey items will be identified to the lowest taxonomic
                                  habitat?                                                                                                                                                                                                           level feasible. Diet overlap and a relative importance index are calculated using standard indices.

                                  PI: Predation on fish in the Columbia River
                                  Basin




Upper Columbia -Lake              Are actions implemented by the Council’s Fish      Objective - Minimize negative impacts (competition,            Monitoring - Abundance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Assess different management                                     Monitor non-native predator removal programs and regulation changes designed to
Roosevelt (Redband/Rainbow        and Wildlife Program having expected               predation) to native species from nonnative species and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  options for reducing non-native                                 control or reduce predator populations. Possible methodologies include: gill net,
Trout)                            biological effect on fish and wildlife and their   stocks (Sub-Basin Plan).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 walley e and smallmouth bass                                    electrofish, and/or hook and line where large groups congregate (areas currently
                                  habitat?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    from the Spokane River.                                         known), use of a bounty program and/or targeted regulations. All or a combination of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              methods may be used initially while managers determine most appropriate method for
                                  PI: Removal of Non-native Species                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lake Roosevelt.




All populations                   Data management and sharing                        Manage data collected for all research and monitoring          Data management and sharing                                                                      Complete development of a web-based database for Lake Roosevelt data collection and populate database with             BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300, Project                                                                                    BPA website - Annual report    Develop resident Fish                                           Develop a web-based database for resident fish projects in the Columbia River Basin.
                                                                                     activities to reduce duplicative efforts and provide data in                                                                                                    current data available.                                                                                                200810911, Project 199501100, and Project                                                                                                                         data"warehouse" that would                                      Study design will developed in late-2011 and early 2012.
                                                                                     readily available formats to Bonneville Power                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          199700400                                                                                                                                                         include limnological data in
                                                                                     Administration, Northwest Power and Conservation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         addition to fisheries data for the
                                                                                     Council, other researchers, managers, and other                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          entire Columbia River Basin.
                                                                                     interested parties.




All populations                   Data management and sharing                        Coordinate and/or participate in coordination of research      Coordination                                                                                     Foster coordination among management, research and monitoring entities around Lake Roosevelt and adjacent              BPA-funded projects: Project 199404300, Project                                                                                    BPA website - Annual report    Coordination and data sharing                                   Foster coordination and resident fish data sharing among management, research and
                                                                                     and monitoring activities to reduce duplicative efforts.                                                                                                        sy stems.                                                                                                              200810911, Project 199501100, and Project                                                                                                                                                                                         monitoring entities throughout the Columbia River Basin. Study design will developed in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            199700400                                                                                                                                                                                                                         late-2011 and early 2012.

				
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