FY18 Dungeness and Strait of Juan de Fuca Streams Stock Assessments

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

Monitoring
Project ID2018-JSKT-02
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date07/01/2020
End Date07/15/2021
Year2018
StatusCompleted
Last Edited05/08/2024
 
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Description    


[Note: This project includes ongoing stock assessments activities, which continue with FY2019 award. Actual end date reflects some overlap with FY19 start date, based on staff completing their allotment of FY2018 award at different times. Additionally, as noted in Project Funds Tab, the difference in allocated vs spent reflects a portion that was transferred to Project ID 2018-JSKT-04].

The Tribe continued to collect and assess critical stock data in the Dungeness and other independent streams in the Eastern Straits region. Worktypes continued to include smolt or fry monitoring, redd counts/spawning surveys, adult population monitoring, including live and carcass counts, and assisting WDFW with aspects of genetic sampling while conducting our normal monitoring. We continued assessing Dungeness spawning populations (escapement), Dungeness River screw trap efficiency estimates, and salmon production estimates via data analyses.

Smolt traps were installed at four of the usual five streams monitored by the Tribe during 2021, aiming to collect data on Coho, Steelhead and Chinook - but also recording other species also caught by the traps. Bell Creek did not have a trap during the 2021 season due to lack of response from landowner when staff sought landowner permission. Thus, funds were spread amongst remaining sites and other monitoring tasks. The Tribe will continue to to seek response from landowner so that Bell Creek can be monitored in the future. The Tribe continued providing all data to WDFW, including number of marked smolts counted at the Matriotti Creek trap for inclusion in WDFWs Dungeness production estimates.

Dungeness spawning ground surveys continued throughout the various stock seasons, and when time allowed, the Tribe also assisted WDFW with spawner surveys in some of the smolt streams. The majority of the 2021 smolt trap season was supported by this FY18 PCSRF award, while the final month of monitoring (June) and some of the coordinating involved in smolt trap removal was supported by FY19 PCSRF award. Live adult and carcass counts (chum, chinook, coho. steelhead) continued as usual, in conjunction with spawner ground surveys, and all data was forwarded to WDFW. Of note during this years steelhead spawner surveys was a critical (temporary) fish passage barrier discovered at the construction site at the HWY 101 crossing during a survey. This barrier was brought to the attention of the WSDOT construction crew and was quickly fixed. As there was a declared drought during 2021, staff also coordinated with WDFW on any drought-related barriers/choke-points.

An additional opportunity during live and/or carcass counts includes bio-sampling, simply involving the recording of species, sex, length, and scale collection. The Tribe collected scales from steelhead and chum, to be added to a statewide steelhead genetics database. Using non-project funds the samples will be held in a WDFW genetics bank for future analysis. The Tribe also conducted reconnaissance of potential drought-related impacts by visiting common choke-point sites on the Dungeness River.

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. Data will also be used to assess trends and comparisons with previous years.
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. Harvest monitoring can help track whether or how certain fisheries may be impacting threatened salmon species in the Dungeness.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 73.80 77.60

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$29,659
Report Total:$29,659


Project Map



Worksites

Dungeness River    


  • Worksite Identifier: Dungeness River
  • 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/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Chum Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 5,935.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      None.
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. May 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan, Water Resource Inventory Area 18 (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay in West WRIA 17. Published by Clallam County (Recommendation 3.3.2-D.1).
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 2
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      JSKT and WDFW.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 2
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. Smolt Trap Update Reports. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 5,935.00
      •      . . . . 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
          Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. May 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan, Water Resource Inventory Area 18 (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay in West WRIA 17. Published by Clallam County (Recommendation 3.3.2-D.1).

Matriotti Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: Matriotti Creek
  • 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 Steelhead DPS
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 5,931.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      None.
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. May 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan, Water Resource Inventory Area 18 (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay in West WRIA 17. Published by Clallam County (Recommendation 3.3.2-D.1).
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 2
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      JSKT and WDFW.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 2
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. Smolt Trap Update Reports. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 5,931.00
      •      . . . . 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
          Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. May 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan, Water Resource Inventory Area 18 (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay in West WRIA 17. Published by Clallam County (Recommendation 3.3.2-D.1).

Siebert Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: Siebert Creek
  • 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/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 5,931.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      None.
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. May 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan, Water Resource Inventory Area 18 (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay in West WRIA 17. Published by Clallam County (Recommendation 3.3.2-D.1).
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 2
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      JSKT and WDFW.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 2
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. Smolt Trap Update Reports. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 5,931.00
      •      . . . . 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
          Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. May 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan, Water Resource Inventory Area 18 (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay in West WRIA 17. Published by Clallam County (Recommendation 3.3.2-D.1).

Jimmycomelately Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: Jimmycomelately Creek
  • 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/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Hood Canal Summer-run Chum Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 5,931.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      None.
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. May 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan, Water Resource Inventory Area 18 (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay in West WRIA 17. Published by Clallam County (Recommendation 3.3.2-D.1).
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 2
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      JSKT and WDFW.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 2
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. 2020. Smolt Trap Update Reports. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 5,931.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 19.80
      •      . . . . 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 19.80
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. May 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan, Water Resource Inventory Area 18 (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay in West WRIA 17. Published by Clallam County (Recommendation 3.3.2-D.1).

McDonald Creek     


  • Worksite Identifier: McDonald Creek
  • 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/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 5,931.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      None.
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. May 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan, Water Resource Inventory Area 18 (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay in West WRIA 17. Published by Clallam County (Recommendation 3.3.2-D.1).
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 2
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      JSKT and WDFW.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 2
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. Smolt Trap Update Reports. Sequim, WA.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 5,931.00
      •      . . . . 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 13.60
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          Elwha-Dungeness Planning Unit. May 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan, Water Resource Inventory Area 18 (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay in West WRIA 17. Published by Clallam County (Recommendation 3.3.2-D.1).

Bell Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: Bell Creek
  • 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 Steelhead DPS
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

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. May 2005. Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan, Water Resource Inventory Area 18 (WRIA 18) and Sequim Bay in West WRIA 17. Published by Clallam County (Recommendation 3.3.2-D.1).
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 2
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      JSKT and WDFW.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 2
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. 2020. Smolt trap update report. Sequim, WA 98382.
    •      . . 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
          Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. 2004. Dungeness Watershed Salmon Recovery Planning Notebook. Submitted by Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Clallam County to Shared Strategy for Puget Sound. Sequim, WA 98382.