FY17 Ongoing Dungeness and Strait of Juan de Fuca Streams Stock Assessments

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

Monitoring
Project ID2017-JSKT-02
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date08/01/2019
End Date06/30/2020
Year2017
StatusCompleted
Last Edited05/08/2024
 
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Description    


The Tribe continued to collect and assess critical stock data in the Dungeness and other independent streams in the Eastern Straits region. This work continued to entail smolt/fry monitoring, and spawning surveys including live, carcass, and redd counts. This project initially included 6 worksites with the following worktypes: Jimmycomelatey: smolt monitoring; Mattriotti: smolt monitoring; Siebert: smolt monitoring; McDonald: smolt monitoring; Bell: smolt monitoring; and Dungeness: Adult population monitoring (live counts), redd counts, carcass counts, and smolt monitoring. However, worksites and worktypes were impacted by the stay-at-home orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. See *Note below.

In addition to adult population monitoring and redd counts in the Dungeness, the Tribe assisted WDFW, when feasible, in steelhead spawner surveys in McDonald Creek, and Coho surveys in McDonald and Jimmycomelately Creeks, as described in our progress reports. Staff were also able to collect scale samples (during our usual live fish counts) for WDFW analytical purposes related to a statewide steelhead genetics database for future analysis by WDFW (using non-project funds).

*Please note: As stated in our progress reporting, all aspects of field work were heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Washington’s stay-at-home order in the spring. These monitoring limitations and the Tribe’s reduced capacity (from related temporary furloughs and other circumstances) resulted in delayed timing of our smolt trap installations, as well as a reduction in the number of streams (from 5 to 2) that received smolt traps. As described in our progress reporting, Dungeness and Matriotti were able to be smolt trapped, with extra staff contributing to installation (since we did not have help from North Olympic Salmon Coalition, due to Covid monitoring restrictions). In spite of the challenges of monitoring during the pandemic, staff were able to assist WDFW in other related stock assessment work. However, spawner surveys were impacted by a delay of three weeks, unfortunately during the historical peak of steelhead runs. Surveys resumed upon design and implementation of developed health/safety guidelines. Co-managers have been working together to evaluate methods for expanding the data for the period of time surveys were paused. Funding amongst worksites was redistributed amongst worksites based on the above, and also due to an approved budget modification which moved some funds to our Priority 1 habitat project, ID 2017-JSKT-04.

[December 2020] Difference between proposed and actual budgets reflect actual work accomplished and final accounting following approved budget modification.

Project Benefit    


This work is an ongoing monitoring and evaluation priority for salmon recovery in order to track and measure salmon productivity and abundance in the Tribe’s priority streams for habitat management planning, restoration implementation planning and water quality program purposes.

Stock assessments help co-managers and biologists better understand the status of salmonids in the Dungeness Watershed, and identify key riparian areas for protection, timing of out-migration related to other stocks, etc. Assessment of steelhead data is needed to understand recovery needs for this species. Redd surveys help assess number of spawners, as well as habitat conditions. All of these activities are important for accomplishing ESA-listed salmon recovery monitoring, particularly status/trend monitoring of VSP parameters via stock assessments, and other indicators like habitat quality. Assessing Dungeness spawning populations (escapement), depending on seasonal flows, visibility and access, is necessary for relating freshwater production to habitat condition, which is tied to our planning efforts. The work also provides information about wild and hatchery Chinook returns spawning naturally, and helps relate freshwater production to habitat condition, which is tied to our habitat restoration and recovery planning efforts.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 54.00 77.60

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$28,468
Report Total:$28,468


Project Map



Worksites

Matriotti    


  • Worksite Identifier: Matriotti
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound (171100)
  • Subbasin: Dungeness-Elwha (17110020)
  • Watershed: Dungeness River (1711002003)
  • Subwatershed: Lower Dungeness River (171100200307)
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 48.13555098
  • Longitude: -123.1413291693

ESU

  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 8,456.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      None.
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay (West WRIA 17). Published by Clallam Cnty (Rec 3.3.2-D.1). JSKT. 2003. Restoring the Dungeness: Overview of the Dungeness River Restoration Strategy. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 1
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      WDFW.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 2
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. Calendar Year 2019/20 Semi-Annual Progress Reports submitted to Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC). NWIFC, 6730 Martin Way E., Olympia, WA 98516. Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. 2019. Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca 2019 Smolt Trapping Report. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 8,456.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 9.30
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored .0
      •      . . . . 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 9.30
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          None.

Seibert    


  • Worksite Identifier: Seibert
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound (171100)
  • Subbasin: Dungeness-Elwha (17110020)
  • Watershed: Discovery Bay-Strait of Juan De Fuca (1711002007)
  • Subwatershed: Discovery Bay-Strait of Juan De Fuca (171100200700)
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 48.1204516691
  • Longitude: -123.2898216248

ESU

  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 5,637.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      None.
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay (West WRIA 17). Published by Clallam Cnty (Rec 3.3.2-D.1). JSKT. 2003. Restoring the Dungeness: Overview of the Dungeness River Restoration Strategy. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 1
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      WDFW.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 2
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. Calendar Year 2019/20 Semi-Annual Progress Reports submitted to Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC). NWIFC, 6730 Martin Way E., Olympia, WA 98516. Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. 2019. Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca 2019 Smolt Trapping Report. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 5,637.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 12.40
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored .0
      •      . . . . 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 12.40
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          None.

McDonald    


  • Worksite Identifier: McDonald
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound (171100)
  • Subbasin: Dungeness-Elwha (17110020)
  • Watershed: Discovery Bay-Strait of Juan De Fuca (1711002007)
  • Subwatershed: Discovery Bay-Strait of Juan De Fuca (171100200700)
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 48.1253647137
  • Longitude: -123.220798731

ESU

  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 5,637.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      None.
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay (West WRIA 17). Published by Clallam Cnty (Rec 3.3.2-D.1). JSKT. 2003. Restoring the Dungeness: Overview of the Dungeness River Restoration Strategy. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 1
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      WDFW.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 2
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. Calendar Year 2019/20 Semi-Annual Progress Reports submitted to Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC). NWIFC, 6730 Martin Way E., Olympia, WA 98516. Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. 2019. Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca 2019 Smolt Trapping Report. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 5,637.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 13.60
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored .0
      •      . . . . 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 .00
      •      . . . . E.1.c.4 Redd countsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.4.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for redds 13.60
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          None.

Dungeness    


  • Worksite Identifier: Dungeness
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound (171100)
  • Subbasin: Dungeness-Elwha (17110020)
  • Watershed: Discovery Bay-Strait of Juan De Fuca (1711002007)
  • Subwatershed: Discovery Bay-Strait of Juan De Fuca (171100200700)
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 48.1528289967
  • Longitude: -123.1296340678

ESU

  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 8,738.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      None.
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay (West WRIA 17). Published by Clallam Cnty (Rec 3.3.2-D.1). JSKT. 2003. Restoring the Dungeness: Overview of the Dungeness River Restoration Strategy. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 1
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      WDFW.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 2
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. Calendar years 2019/2020. Semi-annual progress reports submitted to the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC). NWIFC, 6730 Martin Way E., Olympia, WA 98516.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 8,738.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 18.70
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored .0
      •      . . . . 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 18.70
      •      . . . . 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 18.70
      •      . . . . E.1.c.4 Redd countsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.4.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for redds 18.70
      •      . . . . E.1.c.5 Carcass countsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.5.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for Carcasses 18.70
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          None.

Bell     


  • Worksite Identifier: Bell
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound (171100)
  • Subbasin: Dungeness-Elwha (17110020)
  • Watershed: Jimmycomelately Creek-Frontal Sequim Bay (1711002002)
  • Subwatershed: Johnson Creek-Frontal Sequim Bay (171100200203)
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 48.0830835546
  • Longitude: -123.0537389517

ESU

  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding .00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      None.
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay (West WRIA 17). Published by Clallam Cnty (Rec 3.3.2-D.1). JSKT. 2003. Restoring the Dungeness: Overview of the Dungeness River Restoration Strategy. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 1
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      WDFW.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 0
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. Calendar Year 2019/20 Semi-Annual Progress Reports submitted to Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC). NWIFC, 6730 Martin Way E., Olympia, WA 98516. Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. 2019. Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca 2019 Smolt Trapping Report. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding .00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored .00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored .0
      •      . . . . 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 .00
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          None.

Jimmycomelately    


  • Worksite Identifier: Jimmycomelately
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound (171100)
  • Subbasin: Dungeness-Elwha (17110020)
  • Watershed: Jimmycomelately Creek-Frontal Sequim Bay (1711002002)
  • Subwatershed: Jimmycomelately Creek (171100200201)
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 48.0231433445
  • Longitude: -123.0052016974

ESU

  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding .00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      Jimmycomelately Nearshore Restoration: RCO# 03-1183, JSKT. Jimmycomelateley Creek Restoration: RCO# 00-1048, JSKT. Jimmycomelately Estuary Restoration: RCO# 99-1773, JSKT.
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Schreffler Environmental. 2003. Jimmycomelately Creek - Lower Sequim Bay Estuary Restoration Project. A Conceptual Plan for Restoring the Lower Sequim Bay Estuary. Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. Sequim, WA. Shreffler Environmental. 2001. Jimmycomelately Creek -Lower Sequim Bay Estuary Restoration Project Phase 1 Monitoring Plan: Jimmycomelately Creek Realignment. http://www.jamestowntribe.org/programs/nrs/jcl-Monitoring%20Plan%20(final).pdf Shreffler Environmental. 2004. Jimmycomelately Creek -Lower Sequim Bay Estuary Restoration Project Estuary Monitoring Plan. http://www.jamestowntribe.org/programs/nrs/jcl-Estuary%20Monitoring%20Plan-Final.pdf
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 1
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      WDFW.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 0
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. Calendar Year 2019/20 Semi-Annual Progress Reports submitted to Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC). NWIFC, 6730 Martin Way E., Olympia, WA 98516. Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. 2019. Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca 2019 Smolt Trapping Report. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding .00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored .00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored .0
      •      . . . . 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 .00
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          None.