GCDAMP 2016 Fish PEP

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Fish projects in the FY15-17 TWP:

  • Project 6. Mainstem Colorado River Humpback Chub Aggregations and Fish Community Dynamics (system-wide monitoring potentially harmful/invasive nonnative species and other rare native species)
  • Project 7. Population Ecology of Humpback Chub in and around the Little Colorado River
  • Project 8. Experimental Actions to Increase Abundance and Distribution of Native Fishes in Grand Canyon
  • Project 9. Understanding the Factors Determining Recruitment, Population Size, Growth, and Movement of Rainbow Trout in Glen and Marble Canyons (Natal Origins)
  • Project 10. Where does the Glen Canyon Dam rainbow trout tailwater fishery end? - Integrating Fish and Channel Mapping Data below Glen Canyon Dam
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Updates

  • June 24 - Comments due to to Scott VanderKooi and David Braun on the stakeholder draft (link to the right) of the GCDAMP Protocol Evaluation Panel Prospectus: Fisheries Program Review
  • August 1-5, 2016: Fish PEP Workshop, Flagstaff/Lees Ferry

Protocol Evaluation Panel - Fisheries Program Review Aug 2-4, 2016. Flagstaff, AZ

Tuesday, August 2:

  • Topic: (20) Fisheries PEP
  • Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 am, Mountain Time (Arizona, GMT-07:00)
  • Meeting number: 355 394 039
  • Meeting password: (This meeting does not require a password.)
  • Host Key: 806693

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https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/j.php?MTID=md199cdd8c5a19e29ab91a628a71f7679

Teleconference: 1-703-648-4848
Code: 79181#



Wednesday, August 3:

  • Topic: (20) Fisheries PEP
  • Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
  • Time: 12:00 pm, Mountain Time (Arizona, GMT-07:00)
  • Meeting number: 359 163 549
  • Meeting password: (This meeting does not require a password.)
  • Host Key: 730753

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https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/j.php?MTID=m26e52bffe86afd0be9d91cf2753ee0a9

Teleconference: 1-703-648-4848
Code: 79181#



Thursday, August 4:

  • Topic: (20) Fisheries PEP
  • Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 am, Mountain Time (Arizona, GMT-07:00)
  • Meeting number: 354 257 840
  • Meeting password: (This meeting does not require a password.)
  • Host Key: 897946

Click the following link to view or edit your meeting information, or to start your meeting.

https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/j.php?MTID=mf3ac40c55bc6fcda769126200029538b

Teleconference: 1-703-648-4848
Code: 79181#



To TWG members (July 15, 2016):

On behalf of both the GCMRC and the Science Advisors Program (SAP), David Braun and I would like to invite you to attend and participate in the Fisheries Protocol Evaluation Panel (PEP) workshop that will occur August 1-5. You are invited to simply observe the panel’s deliberations, to participate in the discussions during the open sessions, or to give a presentation during one of the open sessions. We will provide a webinar link to these sessions for those of you who want to participate, but cannot attend in person. Attached is the final prospectus we provided to panelists, which incorporates all comments and feedback that we received from TWG members.

Here is the current schedule for the review panel:

August 1, Monday: Travel day.

August 2, Tuesday AM: Meet at GCMRC for introductions, orientation, and program overview in an open session.

August 2-3, Tuesday PM to Wednesday AM: Travel to Lees Ferry, visit sites upstream in Glen Canyon, and make camp for the night. The purpose of this time in Glen Canyon is to allow the panel to experience the physical setting of the ecosystem and associated logistical constraints of working there, to hear and discuss presentations on the fisheries investigations by the GCMRC and cooperators, and for the panel to interact with and hear from GCDAMP stakeholders with particular interests in the fisheries research and monitoring program.

  • We invite representatives of the Tribes, recreational fishing, boating, and other stakeholder groups to join us on the river Tuesday PM to Wednesday AM, to speak to and with the panelists. However, we will have limited space available and need to know who is interested in joining us. In the event of a high interest, we may be required to ask for participants to represent larger groups.

August 3, Wednesday AM: Return to Flagstaff.

August 3, Wednesday PM: Reconvene at GCMRC and meet in open sessions for the afternoon to hear presentations from GCMRC and cooperating scientists, as well as from GCDAMP stakeholders with particular interests in the fisheries research and monitoring program.

  • We invite stakeholders to make presentations that highlight their perspectives regarding the fisheries research and monitoring program. The agenda can accommodate as many as six 20-30 minute time slots for stakeholder presentations between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, including discussion time. Please notify us as soon as possible if you or another representative of your interests would like to present, so we can finalize the agenda. Please note that the PEP is not charged with considering fisheries management practices or policies, although these practices and policies do guide the kinds of information streams that the research and monitoring efforts need to generate.

August 4, Thursday AM: Meet at GCMRC in a final open workshop session for the morning, to complete the presentations by GCMRC and cooperating scientists, and GCDAMP stakeholders.

August 4, Thursday PM: Closed panel session to discuss potential questions, comments, and recommendations to the GCDAMP, and discuss assignments and the timeline for completing a draft report on its findings and recommendations.

August 5, Friday: Travel day.


After the conclusion of the in-person review, the panel will prepare a draft report for review and feedback from the GCMRC and the SAP Executive Coordinator. The panel will then prepare a final report incorporating the feedback from the GCMRC and the SAP Executive Coordinator. The GCMRC in turn will deliver the final report to the GCDAMP Secretary of the Interior’s Designee, Adaptive Management Work Group, and Technical Work Group for their consideration. We believe this will be a useful document as we look to develop the next triennial work plan for the GCDAMP.

Please let us know by Friday, July 22 if you would like to join us on the river or are nominating some individual to represent a group of your fellow stakeholders. In addition, please let us know at that time if you will attend any of the open sessions in Flagstaff in person or remotely and if you would like to give a formal presentation to the panelists. We will do our best to accommodate all who are interested in presenting, but we will have many topics to cover by the GCMRC and cooperators as well as by other stakeholders, so presentation times and time-slots will necessarily be limited. We will distribute a more detailed agenda and Webex information once we start finalizing presentation topics, presenters, and times of various events.

We look forward to the review of the fisheries program and the opportunity for scientists, stakeholders, and mangers to interact with the panelists and each other. We believe this will be a great opportunity for learning and improved understanding of past and ongoing research and monitoring projects as well as the concerns and perspectives of stakeholders as we all look to improve this important program. Thank you for your continued interest, engagement, and support of GCMRC and the GCDAMP research and monitoring program.

Sincerely,

Scott VanderKooi and David Braun


2016 Fish PEP

2009 Fish PEP documents

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2009 Fish PEP participants: Mike Bradford (Chair), Mark Bevelhimer, Michael Hansen, Gordon Mueller, Doug Osmundason, Jim Rice, Dana Winkelman

Reference Material


References Cited/High Priority Reading List for Panel Review:

Avery, L.A., Korman, J., and Persons, W.R., 2015, Effects of increased discharge on spawning and age-0 recruitment of rainbow trout in the Colorado River at Lees Ferry, Arizona: North American Journal of Fisheries Management, v. 34, no. 4, p. 671-680, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02755947.2015.1040560.

Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Geological Survey, 2014, Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program triennial budget and work plan—Fiscal years 2015-2017: Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office and U.S. Geological Survey, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, prepared in cooperation with the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program, 469 p. (Projects 5-10 only, p. 199-378; PDF with only project summaries included in full reference list).

Dodrill, M.J., Yackulic, C.B., Kennedy, T.A., and Hayes, J.W., 2016, Prey size and availability limits maximum size of rainbow trout in a large tailwater—Insights from a drift-foraging bioenergetics model: Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, v. 73, no. 5, p. 759- 772, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2015-0268.

Dongoske, K.E., Jackson-Kelly, L., and Bulletts, C., 2010, Confluence of values—The role of science and Native Americans in the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program, in Melis, T.S., Hamill, J.F., Bennett, G.E., Coggins, L.G., Jr., Grams, P.E., Kennedy, T.A., Kubly, D.M., and Ralston, B.E., eds., Proceedings of the Colorado River Basin Science and Resource Management Symposium, November 18-20, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5135, 133-140 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5135/.

Jordan, J., and Hamill, J.F., 2015, Lees Ferry recreational trout fishery management recommendations--The voice of Lees Ferry recreational anglers, guides, and businesses: Trout Unlimited, International Federation of Fly Fishers, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and Wildlife for Tomorrow, 13 p., http://www.trcp.org/images/uploads/wygwam/Lees-Ferry-Recommendations-final-8-6-5.pdf.

Kennedy, T.A., Muehlbauer, J.D., Yackulic, C.B., Lytle, D.A., Miller, S.W., Dibble, K.L., Kortenhoeven, E.W., Metcalfe, A.N., and Baxter, C.V., 2016, Flow management for hydropower extirpates aquatic insects, undermining river food webs: BioScience, v. 66, no. 7, p. 561-575, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biw059.

Korman, J., Martell, S.J.D., Walters, C.J., Makinster, A.S., Coggins, L.G., Yard, M.D., and Persons, W.R., 2012, Estimating recruitment dynamics and movement of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the Colorado River in Grand Canyon using an integrated assessment model: Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, v. 69, no. 11, p. 1827-1849, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/F2012-097.

Korman, J., Yard, M.D., and Yackulic, C.B., 2016, Factors controlling the abundance of rainbow trout in the Colorado River in Grand Canyon in a reach utilized by endangered humpback chub: Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, v. 73, no. 1, p. 105-124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2015-0101.

National Park Service, 2013, Comprehensive fisheries management plan, Grand Canyon National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI): Coconino County, Ariz., Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Grand Canyon National Park, 46 p. (p. 1-17 only), https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=65&projectID=35150&documentID=56565

Persons, W.R., Van Haverbeke, D.R., and Dodrill, M.J., 2016 (in review), Colorado River fish monitoring in Grand Canyon, Arizona—2002-2014 humpback chub aggregations: U.S. Geological Survey report XXXX. [Available upon request by contacting Scott Vanderkooi, svanderkooi@usgs.gov].

Rogers, S., 2015, Fisheries management plan Colorado River-Lees Ferry 2015-2025: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Sport Fish Restoration, Region II Fish Program, 15 p., http://www.usbr.gov/uc/rm/amp/twg/mtgs/15oct20/pdfs/Attach_06c.pdf.

Rogowski, D.L., Osterhoudt, R.J., Winters, L.K., and Wolters, P.N., 2016, Colorado River fish monitoring in Grand Canyon, Arizona—2015 annual report: Flagstaff, Arizona Game and Fish Department, submitted to U.S. Geological Survey, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, cooperative agreement #G13AC00086.

Stone, D.M., and Gorman, O.T., 2006, Ontogenesis of endangered humpback chub (Gila cypha) in the Little Colorado River, Arizona: American Midland Naturalist, v. 155, no. 1, p. 123-135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1674/0003-0031(2006)155[0123:OOEHCG]2.0.CO;2.

Van Haverbeke, D.R., Stone, D.M., Coggins, L.G., and Pillow, M.J., 2013, Long-term monitoring of an endangered desert fish and factors influencing population dynamics: Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, v. 4, no. 1, p. 163-177, http://dx.doi.org/10.3996/082012- JFWM-071.

Ward, D.L., and Morton-Starner, R., 2015, Effects of water temperature and fish size on predation vulnerability of juvenile humpback chub to rainbow trout and brown trout: Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, v. 144, no. 6, p. 1184-1191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2015.1077160.

Winters, L.K., Rogowski, D.L., and Wolters, P.N., 2016, Status of the Lees Ferry rainbow trout fishery—2015 annual report: Flagstaff, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Research Branch, Colorado River Research Office, submitted to U.S. Geological Survey, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, cooperative agreement #G10AC00147, 47 p.

Yackulic, C.B., Yard, M.D., Korman, J., and Van Haverbeke, D.R., 2014, A quantitative life history of endangered humpback chub that spawn in the Little Colorado River—Variation in movement, growth, and survival: Ecology and Evolution, v. 4, no. 7, p. 1006-1018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.990.

Yard, M.D., Coggins, L.G., Baxter, C.V., Bennett, G.E., and Korman, J., 2011, Trout piscivory in the Colorado River, Grand Canyon—Effects of turbidity, temperature, and fish prey availability: Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, v. 140, no. 2, p. 471-486, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2011.572011.

Zuni Tribe, 2010, Cover letter from Governor Norman J. Cooeyate and Tribal Council Resolution regarding the Grand Canyon as a register-eligible Zuni TCP and mechanical removal: Zuni Indian Reservation, New Mex., Zuni Tribe, Resolution #M70-2010-C086, submitted to Bureau of Reclamation and Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar, 6 p.