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Contract 25760: 1998 010 05 BIG CANYON FALL CHINOOK ACCLIMATION FACILITY
Project Number:
Title:
Big Canyon Fall Chinook
Stage:
Closed
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Blue Mountain Snake Hells Canyon 100.00%
Contract Number:
25760
Contract Title:
1998 010 05 BIG CANYON FALL CHINOOK ACCLIMATION FACILITY
Continuation of Contract:
n/a
Contract Status:
History
Contract Description:
Big Canyon Fall Chinook Acclimation Project
Statement of Work and Budget FY2006

BPA Project Number:  1998-010-08
BPA Project Title: Big Canyon Fish Acclimation Facility
Contract Number:  CR-69930
Contract Title: Big Canyon Fall Chinook Acclimation Facility
Performance/Budget Period:  1/1/2006 - 12/31/2006



AUTHORIZATION:  US vs. OR, Production Advisory Committee, supported and directed the construction and operation of acclimation and release facilities for Snake River fall chinook from Lyons Ferry Hatchery at three sites above Lower Granite Dam.  These projects were constructed as part of a funding package ($5.0 million add-on) provided by the Corps of Engineer's headquarters to the Walla Walla District to comply with the language in a Senate conference report (Senate Report, 103-672, P7) describing desired work to be accomplished under the Lower Snake River Fish and Wildlife Compensation Plan.

The conference report specified that:  "Only projects which will protect, maintain, and enhance biological diversity of existing wild stocks should be pursued."

A portion of the conference report language provides for final rearing and/or acclimation facilities for fall chinook on the Snake River.  Snake River fall chinook have been listed as a threatened species by NMFS under the Endangered Species Act.  The progeny of fish released by the project will be listed fish, thus the project will directly contribute to recovery of a listed species.

Funding for planning, engineering, conceptual design, NEPA, and construction has been secured from the COE.

FACILITIES:  The project is located in the Blue Mountain Province and the Snake Hells Canyon Sub Basin.  Two acclimation facilities, Capt. John Rapids and Pittsburg Landing are located on the Snake River between Asotin, WA. and Hells Canyon Dam and one facility is located on the Clearwater River at Big Canyon.  The Capt. John Rapids facility is a single pond while Pittsburg Landing and Big Canyon sites consist of portable fish rearing tanks assembled and dissembled each year.  Acclimation of 450,000 smolts (150,000 each facility) begins in March and ends 6 weeks later.  Acclimate up to 1.7 million sub-yearlings for 6 weeks following the yearling release.

FY06 PROJECT GOALS:  This is a supplementation project; in that hatchery produced fish will be released into the natural spawning habitat in an effort to return a greater number of spawners and hence natural production.  The stock selected for release is the only Snake River basin origin hatchery stock in the Pacific Northwest and the hatchery propagating the stock has been designated as a gene bank for Snake River fall chinook.  This is a long-term project, and will ultimately work towards achieving delisting goals established by NMFS.

Deliverables for this project include:

*  Acclimate and release 150,000 yearling smolts
*  Acclimate and release 500,000 sub-yearling smolts
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
01/01/2006
Contract End Date:
12/31/2006
Current Contract Value:
$269,251
Expenditures:
$269,251

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Apr-2019.

Env. Compliance Lead:
Contract Contractor:
Work Order Number:
121576
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
Patricia Baltazar Bonneville Power Administration Yes psbaltazar@bpa.gov (503) 230-4760
Arleen Henry Nez Perce Tribe Yes Administrative Contact arleenh@nezperce.org (208) 621-3833
Rebecca Johnson Nez Perce Tribe Yes Interested Party beckyj@nezperce.org (208) 621-4629
Carl Keller Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead cjkeller@bpa.gov (503) 230-7692
Kenneth Kirkman Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR kckirkmam@bpa.gov (503) 230-5557
Ed Larson Nez Perce Tribe Yes Supervisor edl@nezperce.org (208) 843-7320x4630
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver ptlofy@bpa.gov (503) 230-4193
Bruce McLeod Nez Perce Tribe Yes Contract Manager brucem@nezperce.org (208) 843-7320x4628
Patricia O'Donnell Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer paodonnell@bpa.gov (503) 230-4747
Kelly Wasson Nez Perce Tribe No Administrative Contact kellyw@nezperce.org (208) 843-7317


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Deliverable complete A: 165. Obtain Permits and submit copies to BPA NEPA group 12/31/2006 12/26/2006
Deliverable complete B: 118. Fall Chinook Acclimation Project Coordination 12/31/2006 12/26/2006
Deliverable complete C: 56. Fall Chinook Acclimation 12/31/2006 12/26/2006
Deliverable complete D: 61. Fall Chinook Acclimation Facility Maintenance 12/31/2006 12/26/2006
Deliverable complete E: 66. Transport juvenile and adult fish 06/01/2006 07/12/2006
Deliverable complete F: 99. Conduct outreach and public education efforts 12/31/2006 12/26/2006
Deliverable complete G: 119. Manage and Administer Fall Chinook Acclimation Project 12/31/2006 12/26/2006
Deliverable complete H: 141. Fall Chinook Acclimation Quarterly Reporting 12/31/2006 12/26/2006
Deliverable complete I: 132. Fall Chinook Acclimation Annual Reporting 12/31/2006 12/26/2006

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Fall ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 66 Trap/Collect/Hold/Transport Fish - Hatchery
  • 1 instance of WE 56 Acclimate Juvenile Fish
  • 1 instance of WE 61 Maintain Artificial Production Facility/Infrastructure

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA Public Involvement NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Obtain Permits and submit copies to BPA NEPA group
B 118 Fall Chinook Acclimation Project Coordination
C 56 Fall Chinook Acclimation
D 61 Fall Chinook Acclimation Facility Maintenance
E 66 Transport juvenile and adult fish
F 99 Conduct outreach and public education efforts
G 119 Manage and Administer Fall Chinook Acclimation Project
H 141 Fall Chinook Acclimation Quarterly Reporting
I 132 Fall Chinook Acclimation Annual Reporting
J 185 Produce status reports