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1 Crystal Springs Hatchery Facilities
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes’ Fish and Wildlife Department

2 Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Reservation in Southern Idaho, approximately 5,600 Tribal members The Tribes harvest natural resources for subsistence under Article IV of the Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868. An active co-manager of natural resources both off and on the reservation.

3 Preparation Team Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Hunter Osborne, Resident Fish Program Lytle Denny, Anadromous Program Daniel Stone, Policy Analyst Chad Colter, Fish and Wildlife Director Claudeo Broncho, Fish and Wildlife Policy Representative Design, Engineering, Project Management McMillen, LLC Derek Nelson Mark Reiser, Project Lead Science Team Dan Warren and Associates Dan Warren Andy Appleby Joan Nichol Steve Smith Kevin Malone

4 Tribal Objectives for YFSR and Panther Creek
The Yankee Fork and Panther Creek spring Chinook programs have the following conservation, harvest and cultural objectives: Cultural Objective: Tribal members would have opportunities to harvest using traditional and contemporary methods. Harvest Objective: The program will provide, on average, approximately 1,000 Chinook in the Yankee Fork and 800 Chinook in Panther Creek for harvest. Conservation Objective: The programs will contribute to the recovery of the Snake River spring/summer Chinook ESU by restoring a Maintained population of 500 locally adapted Chinook spawners in the Yankee Fork and 500 spawners in Panther Creek (a total of 1,000 fish).

5 Production Objectives for YFSR and Panther Creek
Adult Escapement Priority Yankee Fork Salmon River Panther Creek Hatchery Broodstock 358 (NOR+HOR) adults 214 (NOR+HOR) adults Natural Escapement ~500 (NOR+HOR) adults Harvest ~1,000 (NOR+HOR) adults ~800 (NOR+HOR) adults *Yankee Fork production targets for smolt production range from 450, ,000 smolts. **Panther Creek production targets for smolt production range from 300, ,000 smolts.

6 Steelhead Program Co-managers and LSRCP are supportive of changing the Steelhead stock to a B-run. Using the proposed Yankee Fork satellite facility will give managers an opportunity to collect broodstock and manage the fishery. The proposed facility will be able to capture Steelhead during the high flow period; something that would be difficult under current conditions.

7 Production Objectives for YCT
The Tribes will initially produce 10,000 catchable trout for release in the Fort Hall Bottoms to supplement harvest opportunities. The Tribes may opt for multiple release strategies if monitoring provides sound guidance.

8 Project Timeline The goal is to construct the facility during the later part of 2013 or early in 2014. * 2008 2014 NEPA compliance and Consultation – Final Design SBT signs Fish Accord * SBT completes Step 1 Submittal * SBT begins planning process * SBT begins planning process for Step 2/3 submittal SBT will prepare final submittal

9 Key Tasks Completed Hatchery Master Plan Completed.
ISRP Response Received Comments submitted to ISRP and NPCC ISRP comments indicated that the project was “qualified” to move ahead with program planning. Site Selection for Yankee Fork and Panther Creek. FS Coordination Meetings Site lay-out Refined design components for the hatchery facility. Hatchery Genetics Management Plan, Operations Manual Outline, Aquaculture Education Program.

10 Concurrent Review Track in Steps 2/3
Step 2 – Environmental Compliance IDEQ/EPA Discharge Permit ACOE 404 Permit NEPA Clearance (BPA) ESA Consultation with USFWS and NMFS Building Permits Utility Permits Step 2/3 Design and Engineering 30% Design – Completed July 31, 2012 60% Design – completed January 15, 2013 95% Design and ‘Final’ Cost Estimate – April 30, 2013 (review session in mid-May)

11 Potential Cost-Share/Patnership
Lower Snake River Compensation Program has indicated an interest in shifting the collection facilities for the Snake River Steelhead program to Yankee Fork. Building a new trapping facility for Steelhead would serve as a cost-savings to the overall budget for a Chinook trapping facility. The Blackbird Trustees have indicated preliminary support for a hatchery program in Panther Creek. The Tribes would propose to allocate significant funds to the Panther Creek portion of the program from the Blackbird Settlement Fund.

12 Hatchery Facilities



15 Site Plan






21 Yankee fork salmon river



24 Existing Conditions

25 Background for Yankee Fork
The Yankee Fork was used from time immemorial by the various bands that compose the current makeup of the Tribes. Tribal members still search for fishing opportunities in the Yankee Fork and the landmark case State v. Tinno occurred on the Yankee Fork.


27 Initial Site Lay-Out for YF Satellite






33 Panther creek

34 Background for Panther Creek
The Panther Creek system was also key to the subsistence lifestyle of the people. Unfortunately, this system was also heavily impacted by the effects of mining activities. The local population of Chinook was determined to be extirpated.

35 Blackbird Mine Settlement
The Tribes have entered into discussions with the Blackbird Trustee Group about being a partner in Panther Creek salmon restoration. These discussions have resulted in an expression of support for the conceptual program in Panther Creek. The Trustees expect to be a key component of the decision making process, as they are obligated to protect the trust assets and restore fish populations.

36 Panther Creek Satellite

37 Hatchery Goals

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