200753400 - Performance comparison of a stationary PIT tag antenna array in Lookingglass Creek, Oregon

Sponsor: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Short description: This project will compare estimates of migration timing, survival, and abundance for juvenile spring Chinook salmon outmigrants from Lookingglass Creek, Oregon. Comparison will be made between a screw trap and passive, stationary PIT tag array.

Location: Blue Mountain province, Grande Ronde subbasin

Budgets: FY08: $31,733 | FY09: $16,096

Primary species:
Anadromous: Chinook: Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (threatened)


ObjectiveDescriptionSubbasin planStrategies
Compare remote PIT tag detector and screw trap Hypothesis: A stationary PIT tag detection system and rotary screw trap provide biological estimates of comparable precision and variability and for similar operational costs for spring Chinook salmon in Lookingglass Creek, Oregon. This project is designed to compare two systems that facilitate the collection of production and life history data for juvenile spring Chinook salmon. Lookingglass Creek will be used to demonstrate the utility of a new method for estimating smolt abundance, survival and migration timing of outmigrating juvenile spring Chinook salmon to Lower Granite Dam without depending on traditional rotary screw traps. Grande Ronde UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT STATUS, TRENDS, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FOCAL SPECIES IN THE GRANDE RONDE ASSESS, MAINTAIN, AND ENHANCE NATURAL PRODUCTION AND SURVIVAL OF FOCAL SALMONID POPULATIONS IN ASSESS LIFE HISTORY CHARACTERISTICS SUPPLEMENTED STREAM



  • ISRP: Unranked
  • Council: Not fundable
  • BPA: Not fundable