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Contract 18175: 2002 073 00 WALLOWA COUNTY CULVERT INVENTORY
Project Number:
Title:
Wallowa Culvert Inventory
BPA PM:
Stage:
Closed
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Blue Mountain Grande Ronde 100.00%
Contract Number:
18175
Contract Title:
2002 073 00 WALLOWA COUNTY CULVERT INVENTORY
Continuation of Contract:
n/a
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The project area streams provide habitat for a variety of anadromous and resident aquatic species. The anadromous fish stocks include chinook salmon (Oncorhychus tshawytscha), steelhead trout (O. mykiss), lamprey (Lampetra spp.), and bull trout (Salvelinus confluentis) (WC-NPTSHRP, 1999). Currently, fall chinook, bull trout, and steelhead are listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as threatened, while spring/summer chinook salmon are listed under the ESA as endangered (http://www.endangered.fws.gov). The Columbia River population of bull trout has been listed as a threatened species since June 10, 1998 (63 FR 31647). Spring/summer/fall chinook, steelhead and bull trout are now present in the project area. Some of the resident fish currently in the analysis area include bull trout, rainbow trout (O. mykiss), Northern Pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus oregonensis), three species of sucker (Catostomus spp.), sculpin (Cottus spp.), Redside shiner (Richardsonius balteatus), two species of dace (Rhinichtys spp.), and mountain whitefish (Prosopium williamsoni) (Lostine Watershed Assessment, 2004; WC-NPTSHRP 1999). The status of lamprey is largely unknown at this time within most of its historic range; however, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has added lamprey species to the protected species list and considers it a species of concern (www.dfw.state.or.us, 12 July, 2002). Historically, coho salmon (O. kisutch) were also present, although few adults were counted in the watershed after 1969, and they were considered extinct by 1987 (Cramer, 1990). Currently, coho salmon are proposed for ESA listing (http://endangered.fws.gov). Furthermore, remnant runs of the fall chinook were also present within the project area in 1960 (Thompson & Haas, 1960). Since that time, they have dissapeared in all areas except for very limited numbers in the lower Grande Ronde and Imnaha Rivers. Sockeye salmon (O. nerka) were also historically present in Wallowa county, but since the construction of the Wallowa Lake Dam, sockeyes have become extinct.

This proposal will fund the field collection of culvert data. Upon completion of this inventory, data will be entered into a county maintained database and used to assess and prioritize rehabilitation work. At that point in time, fish passage and connectivity can be evaluated at the watershed scale.

Using a two-person crew, one culvert takes approximately two hours to complete. Most culverts left for survey occur on private lands and will be completed upon landowner permission. Forest Service Region 6, culvert survey protocols will be used for this project. These protocols are tested and have proven to be an effective way of prioritizing culverts. By using the same protocols all data is streamlined and comparable. Once surveyed, culvert information will be entered into an Access database similar to the one established by the Forest Service and be placed in a GIS overlay. Each culvert can then be evaluated and prioritized utilizing fish passage criteria modified from Forest Service protocols.

Administration of this project follows the rules and regulations set forth by the Nez Perce Tribe. Protecting all rights set forth by the treaty of 1855 are the overlying goal and priority of this program and this project proposal.

The Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management (DFRM) Watershed Division sponsors the Wallowa County Culvert Inventory project. The NPTFWP has the authority to allocate funds under the provisions set forth in their contract with BPA.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
06/10/2004
Contract End Date:
05/31/2006
Current Contract Value:
$277,163
Expenditures:
$277,163

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 28-Feb-2019.

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
None
Contract Contractor:
Work Order Number:
145883
Task Number:
1
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Type Email Work Phone
Dawn Boorse Bonneville Power Administration No drboorse@bpa.gov (503) 230-5678
Richard (NPT) Christian Nez Perce Tribe Yes Contract Manager richardc@nezperce.org (541) 429-7283
Arleen Henry Nez Perce Tribe No Administrative Contact arleenh@nezperce.org (208) 621-3833
Paul Krueger Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver pqkrueger@bpa.gov (503) 230-5723
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605
Kelly Wasson Nez Perce Tribe No Administrative Contact kellyw@nezperce.org (208) 843-7317
Dorothy Welch Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR dwwelch@bpa.gov (503) 230-5479


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Deliverable complete A: 119. Administration of Crews 05/31/2006
Deliverable complete B: 157. Identify remaining stream/road crossings on all non-federally owned land for survey 05/31/2006
Deliverable complete C: 115. Conduct stream crossing inventories and assessments 05/31/2006
Deliverable complete D: 162. Prioritize barrier crossing sites for replacement 05/31/2006
Deliverable complete E: 132. Write FY04 Annual Report for the project 05/31/2006 05/31/2006
Deliverable complete F: 118. Project Coordination and Development 05/31/2006 05/31/2006

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Snake River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Bull (S. confluentus) (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA Public Involvement NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 119 Administration of Crews
B 157 Identify remaining stream/road crossings on all non-federally owned land for survey
C 115 Conduct stream crossing inventories and assessments
D 162 Prioritize barrier crossing sites for replacement
E 132 Write FY04 Annual Report for the project
F 118 Project Coordination and Development
G 185 Produce Status Reports on progress of the Project