Snake River Coho Restoration VII

Salmonid Hatcheries and Harvest Management

Fish Marking Hatchery Production
Project ID23-NezP-01
Recovery DomainsSnake River
Start Date04/01/2024
End Date06/30/2028
Year2023
StatusNew
Last Edited05/03/2024
 
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Description    


In 1994, the Nez Perce Tribe initiated a coho reintroduction program as a result of agreements in the U.S. v. Oregon forum that reprogrammed Lower Columbia River Mitchell Act hatcheries to produce coho salmon for release in the Clearwater River Subbasin. The focus of this program is to restore Snake River coho salmon populations to levels of abundance and productivity sufficient to support a sustainable run capable of annual harvest in the Clearwater River and Grande Ronde River subbasins.



The overall goals of the program are to

• Restore and maintain treaty-reserved tribal and recreational fisheries.

• Establish a localized Clearwater River subbasin coho salmon hatchery broodstock.

• Establish a localized Grande Ronde subbasin coho salmon hatchery broodstock.

• Establish natural spawning populations of coho salmon in the Clearwater River Subbasin and Grande Ronde River subbasin.

• Utilize hatchery production to achieve optimal production effectiveness while meeting priority management objectives for natural production enhancement, harvest, diversity and minimizing impacts to non-target populations.

• Monitor and evaluate program activities and communicate program findings to resource managers.

• To specifically provide fish for tribal treaty rights. It gives the treaty tribes access to Mitchell Act fish that were previously released downstream of Bonneville Dam.



This program is occurring in a phased approach, and this proposed project would provide PCSRF support to complement Mitchell Act funding for the 7th iteration of the current phase, primarily to occur during 2024/2025. Specific proposed activities by worksite are as follows:



#1 Dworshak National Fish Hatchery (DNFH) is used as a broodstock trapping and juvenile rearing to smolt facility. Adult coho broodstock are trapped elsewhere ,spawned, and eggs are reared at DNFH. Will rear 1,050,000 coho and mark 120,000 of the coho with Coded Wire Tags. When the smolts have reached optimum growth levels they will either be transported to Kooskia NFH for acclimation and release (775,000 smolts) or acclimated and released into Lapwai Creek. Will trap 100 returning coho adults and use as broodstock to provide eggs for the coho hatchery production groups under this project.



#2 Kooskia National Fish Hatchery (KNFH) is used as an adult trapping facility and as an acclimation and release facility. Adult coho broodstock are trapped and transported to DNFH where they are spawned. Releases from KNFH include 775,000 smolts previously reared at DNFH. Will acclimate and release these 775,000 smolts from DNFH. Will mark 10,000 coho with PIT tags. Will trap 1,500 coho adults and use as broodstock to provide eggs for all the coho hatchery production groups under this project.



#3 Lapwai Creek is used as an adult trapping facility and an acclimation and release facility. Adult coho broodstock are trapped and transported to DNFH for spawning and eggs are reared at DNFH. Smolts are transported to North Lapwai Valley acclimation facility be acclimated and released. Lapwai Creek. releases include 275,000 smolts reared at DNFH. Will mark 5,000 coho with PIT tags. Will trap 600 coho adults and use as broodstock to provide eggs for all of the coho hatchery production groups under this project.



#4 Lostine River/Cascade Fish Hatchery (CFH) - Adult coho broodstock for the Lostine River release group are trapped at Bonneville National Fish Hatchery and transported to CFH for spawning and rearing to smolt. Lostine River is used as an adult trapping facility and release facility and CFH is used as a rearing to smolt facility. Adult coho broodstock trapped and released upstream for natural spawning may be used as a broodstock in the future. Releases into the Lostine River include 500,000 Tanner Creek stock smolts reared at CFH, of which 60,000 are marked with coded wi

Project Benefit    


The benefit of the program is that coho salmon will be restored to sufficient numbers in the Snake River sub basin to support natural production, as well as tribal and non-tribal harvest. This level of production would provide for a Clearwater broodstock to be naturally, self-sustaining and to provide a run sustaining hatchery supplementation. Our long-term adult return goal for the Snake River is 21,000 coho salmon, breaking it down to 14,000 returning to the Clearwater River in Idaho and 7,000 returning to the Lostine River in Oregon. This program will require a substantial hatchery production component and the establishment of highly productive naturally spawning coho salmon to become self-sustaining.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Hatchery Fish Marked
  Fry/Smolt Marked And Released 200,000

Funding Details

SourceFunds
Other$537,703
Report Total:$537,703


Project Map



Worksites

Dworshak National Fish Hatchery    


  • Worksite Identifier: Dworshak National Fish Hatchery
  • Start Date: 04/01/2024
  • End Date: 06/30/2028
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin:
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Snake River
  • Latitude: 46.5023
  • Longitude: -116.3241

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Coho

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • D.0 Salmonid Hatcheries and Harvest ManagementY (Y/N)
    •      . . D.0.a Hatchery and harvest mgmt. funding .00
    •      . . D.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
    •      . . D.0.c
      Project Identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . D.1 Hatchery Production ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . D.1.a Hatchery Production Funding
      •      . . . . D.1.b.1 Salmonids Reared/ReleasedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . D.1.b.2 Number by species of Salmonids Reared/Released (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . D.1.b.3 Purpose Of Production/Release (LOV)
      •      . . . . D.1.e.1 Native/wild broodstock collection/relocationY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . D.1.e.2 Number by species of broodstock collected (LOV)
      •      . . D.2 Fish Marking ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . D.2.a Fish Marking Funding
        •      . . . . D.2.b.1 Salmonids Marked and Released.Y (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . D.2.b.2 Number by species of fry/smolt marked or tagged and released (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . D.2.b.3 Pupose of marking/tagging (LOV)

Kooskia National Fish Hatchery    


  • Worksite Identifier: Kooskia National Fish Hatchery
  • Start Date: 04/01/2024
  • End Date: 06/30/2028
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin:
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Snake River
  • Latitude: 46.1302
  • Longitude: -115.9483

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Coho

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • D.0 Salmonid Hatcheries and Harvest ManagementY (Y/N)
    •      . . D.0.a Hatchery and harvest mgmt. funding .00
    •      . . D.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
    •      . . D.0.c
      Project Identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . D.1 Hatchery Production ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . D.1.a Hatchery Production Funding
      •      . . . . D.1.b.1 Salmonids Reared/ReleasedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . D.1.b.2 Number by species of Salmonids Reared/Released (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . D.1.b.3 Purpose Of Production/Release (LOV)
      •      . . . . D.1.e.1 Native/wild broodstock collection/relocationY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . D.1.e.2 Number by species of broodstock collected (LOV)
      •      . . D.2 Fish Marking ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . D.2.a Fish Marking Funding
        •      . . . . D.2.b.1 Salmonids Marked and Released.Y (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . D.2.b.2 Number by species of fry/smolt marked or tagged and released (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . D.2.b.3 Pupose of marking/tagging (LOV)

Lapwai Creek Weir    


  • Worksite Identifier: Lapwai Creek Weir
  • Start Date: 04/01/2024
  • End Date: 06/30/2028
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin:
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Snake River
  • Latitude: 46.4482
  • Longitude: -116.8177

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Coho

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • D.0 Salmonid Hatcheries and Harvest ManagementY (Y/N)
    •      . . D.0.a Hatchery and harvest mgmt. funding .00
    •      . . D.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
    •      . . D.0.c
      Project Identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . D.1 Hatchery Production ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . D.1.a Hatchery Production Funding
      •      . . . . D.1.d.1 Salmonids outplantedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . D.1.d.2 Number by species of Salmonids Outplanted (LOV)
      •      . . . . D.1.e.1 Native/wild broodstock collection/relocationY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . D.1.e.2 Number by species of broodstock collected (LOV)
      •      . . D.2 Fish Marking ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . D.2.a Fish Marking Funding
        •      . . . . D.2.b.1 Salmonids Marked and Released.Y (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . D.2.b.2 Number by species of fry/smolt marked or tagged and released (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . D.2.b.3 Pupose of marking/tagging (LOV)

Cascade Fish Hatchery/Lostine River    


  • Worksite Identifier: Cascade Fish Hatchery/Lostine River
  • Start Date: 04/01/2024
  • End Date: 06/30/2028
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin:
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Snake River
  • Latitude: 45.5432
  • Longitude: -117.4844

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Coho

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • D.0 Salmonid Hatcheries and Harvest ManagementY (Y/N)
    •      . . D.0.a Hatchery and harvest mgmt. funding .00
    •      . . D.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
    •      . . D.0.c
      Project Identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . D.1 Hatchery Production ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . D.1.a Hatchery Production Funding
      •      . . . . D.1.b.1 Salmonids Reared/ReleasedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . D.1.b.2 Number by species of Salmonids Reared/Released (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . D.1.b.3 Purpose Of Production/Release (LOV)
      •      . . D.2 Fish Marking ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . D.2.a Fish Marking Funding
        •      . . . . D.2.b.1 Salmonids Marked and Released.Y (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . D.2.b.2 Number by species of fry/smolt marked or tagged and released (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . D.2.b.3 Pupose of marking/tagging (LOV)