Bear Valley Creek Chinook Salmon Adult Abundance Monitoring Project

Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)

Monitoring Research
Project IDBRCAMP
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date10/01/2010
End Date09/30/2011
Year2010
StatusCompleted
Last Edited06/11/2018
 
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Description    


Tribal staff monitored adult Chinook salmon using time-lapse videography. The images were reviewed at a later time and migrating adult Chinook salmon and other species were enumerated. Escapement to the video weir was 1210 Chinook salmon. In 2011, Tribal staff purchased and installed a 5’ rotary screw trap to estimate juvenile Chinook salmon abundance. The rotary screw trap was installed in July 8 and operated until November 2. Staff operating the rotary screw also operated the fish counting station and conduct harvest monitoring within Bear Valley Creek. On a daily basis the rotary screw trap will be checked to enumerate catch. Fish species were identified, enumerated and non-target species (e.g., bull trout, cutthroat trout, mountain whitefish) were immediately released. Juvenile Chinook salmon were identified, enumerated, and the following biological data collected: 1) length (cm) and 2) weight (0.1g). More than 1,500 juvenile Chinook salmon were PIT tagged for further research across the entire migration period. PIT tag files were uploaded to PTAGIS and survival estimates were generated for long-term monitoring.

Project Benefit    


Bear Valley Creek is an important traditional use Chinook fishery area for the Tribes. It is extremely important to manage this Chinook salmon fishery based on the requirements of the ESA and the TRMP. Current abundance estimates, generated from redd counts, show Bear Valley Creek Chinook salmon are at risk of extinction. Having accurate adult abundance and productivity information will allow the Tribes and other resource managers to assess the effectiveness of conservation actions for listed Chinook salmon. Adult abundance information provides the Tribes the ability to conduct in-season harvest management (e.g., adjusting forecasts, harvest guidelines), which ultimately improves our ability to control Tribal harvest impacts on an ESA listed Chinook salmon.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 33.90 33.90

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$166,250
Report Total:$166,250


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Worksites

BRCAMP    


  • Worksite Identifier: BRCAMP
  • Start Date: 10/01/2010
  • End Date: 09/30/2011
Area Description
Bear Valley Creek

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed: 1706020502
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 44.395758879189735
  • Longitude: -115.32669067382744

ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 166,250.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      None
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Anadromous Salmonid Monitoring Strategy
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 0
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      None
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 1
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Bear Valley Creek Chinook Salmon Abundance Monitoring Project Annual Report
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 83,125.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 33.90
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored 122,563.8
      •      . . . . E.1.b.3 Square miles of water monitored (Square miles)
      •      . . . . E.1.c.1 Adult salmonid population monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.1.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for adult salmonids 33.90
      •      . . . . E.1.c.2 Salmonid smolt or fry monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.2.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for Salmonid smolt or fry 33.90
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          Anadromous Salmonid Monitoring Strategy
      •      . . E.2 ResearchY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . E.2.a Research Funding 83,125.00
        •      . . . . E.2.b.1 Modeling and data analysisY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . E.2.b.1.a
            Key issues addressed by modeling and data analysis research
            Adult and juvenile life history characteristics
        •      . . . . E.2.b.4 Life history studyY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . E.2.b.4.a
            Key issues addressed by life history research
            Abundance, Productivity, Spatial Structure