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1Crystal Springs Hatchery Facilities Shoshone-Bannock Tribes’ Fish and Wildlife Department
2Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Reservation in Southern Idaho, approximately 5,600 Tribal membersThe 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.
3Preparation Team Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Hunter Osborne, Resident Fish ProgramLytle Denny, Anadromous ProgramDaniel Stone, Policy AnalystChad Colter, Fish and Wildlife DirectorClaudeo Broncho, Fish and Wildlife Policy RepresentativeDesign, Engineering, Project ManagementMcMillen, LLCDerek NelsonMark Reiser, Project LeadScience TeamDan Warren and AssociatesDan WarrenAndy ApplebyJoan NicholSteve SmithKevin Malone
4Tribal 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).
5Production Objectives for YFSR and Panther Creek Adult Escapement PriorityYankee Fork Salmon RiverPanther CreekHatchery Broodstock358 (NOR+HOR) adults214 (NOR+HOR) adultsNatural Escapement~500 (NOR+HOR) adultsHarvest~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.
6Steelhead ProgramCo-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.
7Production 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.
8Project TimelineThe goal is to construct the facility during the later part of 2013 or early in 2014.*20082014NEPA compliance and Consultation – Final DesignSBT signs Fish Accord *SBT completes Step 1 Submittal *SBT begins planning process *SBT begins planning process for Step 2/3 submittalSBT will prepare final submittal
9Key Tasks Completed Hatchery Master Plan Completed. ISRP Response ReceivedComments submitted to ISRP and NPCCISRP comments indicated that the project was “qualified” to move ahead with program planning.Site Selection for Yankee Fork and Panther Creek.FS Coordination MeetingsSite lay-outRefined design components for the hatchery facility.Hatchery Genetics Management Plan, Operations Manual Outline, Aquaculture Education Program.
10Concurrent Review Track in Steps 2/3 Step 2 – Environmental ComplianceIDEQ/EPA Discharge PermitACOE 404 PermitNEPA Clearance (BPA)ESA Consultation with USFWS and NMFSBuilding PermitsUtility PermitsStep 2/3 Design and Engineering30% Design – Completed July 31, 201260% Design – completed January 15, 201395% Design and ‘Final’ Cost Estimate – April 30, 2013 (review session in mid-May)
11Potential 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.
25Background 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.
34Background 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.
35Blackbird 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.