Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Fishery Management Program

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

Monitoring Research
Project ID013 21 SA
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date12/09/2021
End Date11/30/2022
Year2021
StatusNew
Last Edited04/07/2022
 
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Description    


The overarching goal of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (SBT) Fisheries Management

Program (FMP) is to provide treaty-reserved fishing opportunities to tribal members, while

managing fishery impacts to ESA-listed Snake River spring/summer Chinook salmon

(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Tribal harvest is managed according to the SBT’s Tribal

Resource Management Plans (TRMPs) for the Salmon and Grande Ronde/Imnaha river

basins.



With the support of the Office of Species Conservation (OSC), the SBT will participate in

fishery forecasting and in-season management of tribal fisheries on Snake River

spring/summer Chinook salmon. The SBT will set fishing regulations, guidelines, and

seasons; and coordinate these activities with tribal, state, and federal co-managers. In-season

creel surveys will be used to monitor and estimate tribal catch by fishery management area

(population), allowing for the evaluation and management of tribal harvest impacts. As part

of these efforts, the FMP will quantify wild Chinook salmon abundance and productivity

(viable salmonid population – VSP – parameters) at Bear Valley Creek, the SBT’s major

wild Chinook salmon fishery, to adaptively manage harvest and assess impacts from climate

change and factors limiting population productivity (i.e. juvenile production, survival, tribal

harvest). Tissue samples (Chinook and Steelhead) collected from juvenile migrants will be analyzed to provide an index of genetic diversity - measured within a tributary for Chinook and across population aggregates for Steelhead.

Project Benefit    


The Fisheries Management Program (FMP) will support the implementation and management of tribal fisheries on ESA-listed spring/summer Chinook salmon within the Snake River basin and according to the frameworks outlined in the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (SBT) Tribal Resource Management Plans (TRMPs). Specifically, the program will facilitate: SBT participation in forecasting, run-reconstruction, in-season coordination/data-sharing with state and federal co-managers, and the development of annual fishery implementation plans within the Salmon and Grande Ronde/Imnaha river basins. Through harvest monitoring, the SBT will evaluate take and enforce fishery regulations throughout the Salmon and Grande Ronde/Imnaha river basins. Also, the SBT estimates tribal fishing effort, catch per unit effort, and catch composition by fishery management area.



Bear Valley Creek is a natural production stronghold for spring/summer Chinook salmon within the Salmon River Basin and is the primary wild population targeted by the SBT in cultural and subsistence fisheries. Thus, the FMP will conduct intensive Chinook salmon

population monitoring at Bear Valley Creek to (1) adaptively manage the tribal fishery, (2) monitor the effects of the Columbia River hydropower system (out-of-basin) and within basin factors, such as harvest, on the threatened Snake River spring/summer Chinook salmon ESU, and (3) monitor the within-basin effects of climate change on the threatened Snake River spring/summer Chinook salmon ESU.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 1,363.69

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$120,641
Other$40,230
Report Total:$160,871


Project Map



Worksites

Bear Valley Creek Population Monitoring: Fir Creek Campground    


  • Worksite Identifier: Bear Valley Creek Population Monitoring: Fir Creek Campground
  • Start Date: 12/09/0021
  • End Date: 11/30/0022
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 44.428128
  • Longitude: -115.285241

ESU

  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run 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
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored
      •      . . . . 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
      •      . . . . 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
      •      . . . . E.1.c.3 Biological instream monitoring (other than salmon)Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.3.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for Biological indicies (other than salmon)
      •      . . . . E.1.c.4 Redd countsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.4.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for redds
      •      . . . . E.1.c.5 Carcass countsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.5.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for Carcasses
      •      . . . . E.1.c.6 Harvest monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.6.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for harvest
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.6.b # square miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for harvest (Square miles)
      •      . . . . E.1.c.9 Water quantity (flow) monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.9.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for water quantity (flow) monitoring
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
      •      . . E.2 ResearchY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . E.2.a Research Funding
        •      . . . . E.2.b.2 tissue sampling and analysisY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . E.2.b.2.a
            Key issues addressed by tissue sampling and analysis research
        •      . . . . E.2.b.6 Wild salmonid tagging/marking studyY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . E.2.b.6.a
            Key issues addressed by wild salmon tagging/marking study
          •      . . . . . . E.2.b.6.b Number by species of wild salmonids tagged/marked (LOV)

SBT Harvest Monitoring: Salmon River Basin    


  • Worksite Identifier: SBT Harvest Monitoring: Salmon River Basin
  • Start Date: 12/09/0021
  • End Date: 11/30/0022
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 44.217883
  • Longitude: -114.946289

ESU

  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run 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
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored
      •      . . . . E.1.b.3 Square miles of water monitored (Square miles)
      •      . . . . E.1.c.6 Harvest monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.6.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for harvest
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.6.b # square miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for harvest (Square miles)
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program

SBT Harvest Monitoring: Grande Ronde    


  • Worksite Identifier: SBT Harvest Monitoring: Grande Ronde
  • Start Date: 12/09/0021
  • End Date: 11/30/0022
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Lower Snake
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.543049
  • Longitude: -117.491047

ESU

  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run 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
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored
      •      . . . . E.1.b.3 Square miles of water monitored (Square miles)
      •      . . . . E.1.c.6 Harvest monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.6.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for harvest
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.6.b # square miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for harvest (Square miles)
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program

SBT Harvest Monitoring: Imnaha River Basin    


  • Worksite Identifier: SBT Harvest Monitoring: Imnaha River Basin
  • Start Date: 12/09/0021
  • End Date: 11/30/0022
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Lower Snake
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.42759
  • Longitude: -116.785062

ESU

  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run 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
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored
      •      . . . . E.1.b.3 Square miles of water monitored (Square miles)
      •      . . . . E.1.c.6 Harvest monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.6.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for harvest
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.6.b # square miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for harvest (Square miles)
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program