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Contract 36535: 200715600 EXP ROCK CREEK FISH AND HABITAT ASSESSMENT
Project Number:
Title:
Rock Creek Fish and Habitat Assessment
BPA PM:
Stage:
Complete
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Columbia Lower Middle 100.00%
Contract Number:
36535
Contract Title:
200715600 EXP ROCK CREEK FISH AND HABITAT ASSESSMENT
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
Yakama Nation Fisheries Program
Rock Creek Fish and Habitat Assessment for the Prioritization of Restoration and Protection
Statement of Work and Budget 2008

BPA Project Number:  2007-156-00
BPA Project Title: Rock Creek Monitoring & Evaluation  

Contract Number:  

Contract Title: Rock Creek Monitoring & Evaluation
Performance/Budget Period:  December 1, 2007 - November 30, 2008


Technical Contact: Elaine Espirito
Fisheries Biologist
Yakama Nation Fisheries Program
P.O. Box 215
Klickitat, WA 98628
Phone: 509-369-3570 / Fax: 509-369-3194
elaine@ykfp.org

Contracting Contact: Paul Ward
Program Manager
Yakama Nation Fisheries Program
P.O. Box 151
Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone: 509-865-6262 / Fax: 509-865-6293
ward@yakama.com

Financial Contact: Debbie Azure
Yakama Nation Fisheries Program
P.O. Box 151
Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone: 509-865-6262 / Fax: 509-865-6293
debbie@yakama.com


The project's goals include characterizing baseline conditions of the Rock Creek watershed and anadromous fish habitat to prioritize sites for restoration.  Environmental and biological attribute data will be collected throughout the watershed.  Data will be compiled, analyzed, and put into the Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment (EDT) model.  Historic watershed conditions (e.g. Government Land Office survey maps and notes, air photos, flow data) will also be researched and incorporated into the EDT model.  EDT modeling will assess watershed and field investigations to refine  the impact and magnitude of past activities, as well as restoration opportunities and benefits.  Possible restoration projects could be developed using EDT model projections.  The Lower Mid-Columbia including Rock Creek Subbasin plan did not conduct EDT model runs for the Rock Creek watershed and its anadromous salmonid populations.  One of the key strategies and objectives listed in the subbasin plan for Rock Creek include an evaluation of the genetics of Rock Creek steelhead.  A genetics assessment will be conducted on steelhead to determine if Rock Creek has its own unique strain and sub-populations.  Population surveys will be conducted to define the full extent of anadromous use and potential habitat.  Habitat and spawning gravel field surveys will be conducted in the mainstem and its tributaries to attain the current baseline conditions.  Spawning surveys and scale analysis will be done on steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), fall Chinook (O. tshawytscha), and coho (O. kisutch).  Fish species composition and distribution surveys will be conducted to determine distribution, relative abundance, and movement within or out of the watershed.  Stream temperature and water quality monitoring will be conducted throughout the watershed.  

This project addresses the Rock Creek and Eastern Tributary Subbasins Recovery Plan objectives for Middle Columbia River steelhead.  Some of the key research needs indicated in the recovery plan include genetic studies to identify genotypic variation; population structure assessment; exotic species effects on the recovery of steelhead; predation risk from native and non-native fish and birds; and identification of the natural water temperature in the lower river and whether fish could survive with higher average mainstem temperatures if in-stream diversity and side channel/floodplain habitats are present and diverse enough to provide thermal refugia.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
12/01/2007
Contract End Date:
05/31/2009
Current Contract Value:
$230,642
Expenditures:
$230,642

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-May-2022.

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Env. Compliance Lead:
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Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Debbie Azure Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Administrative Contact azud@yakamafish-nsn.gov (509) 865-5121x6334
Jeanette Burkhardt Yakama Confederated Tribes No Technical Contact jeanette@ykfp.org (509) 369-3157
Mary Haight Bonneville Power Administration Yes Interested Party mthaight@bpa.gov (503) 230-3112
Elaine Harvey Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Technical Contact elaine@ykfp.org (509) 773-3147
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver ptlofy@bpa.gov (503) 230-4193
Rosemary Mazaika Bonneville Power Administration No Env. Compliance Lead rxmazaika@bpa.gov (503) 230-5869
Khanida Mote Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kpmote@bpa.gov (503) 230-4599
Jackie Olney Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Technical Contact olnj@yakamafish-nsn.gov (509) 865-5121x6313
Rachel Rounds Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party rarounds@bpa.gov (503) 230-3967
Bill Sharp Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Contract Manager Bill_Sharp@yakama.com (509) 865-5121x6355
Patricia Smith Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR prsmith@bpa.gov (503) 230-7349
Paul Ward Yakama Confederated Tribes No Supervisor warp@yakamafish-nsn.gov (509) 949-4129
Joe Zendt Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Interested Party jzendt@ykfp.org (509) 369-3184


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Spawning Surveys: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report A: 157. Spawning ground surveys (redd counts) and scale collection 03/15/2009 11/15/2008
Survey & Scale Collection: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report B: 157. Juvenile and resident salmonid population surveys and scale collection 03/15/2009
Genetic Sampling: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report C: 157. Steelhead genetic data collection 03/15/2009 11/15/2008
Genetic Analysis: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report D: 162. Steelhead genetic tissue analysis and synthesis 05/31/2009 11/15/2008
Habitat Surveys: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report E: 157. All Species: Habitat Surveys 03/15/2009 11/15/2008
Water Monitoring: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report F: 157. Water quality and temperature / weather station monitoring 03/15/2009 11/15/2008
Pathogen Sampling: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report G: 157. Pathogen sampling 03/15/2009 11/15/2008
PITAGIS database H: 158. Juvenile steelhead PIT tagging 11/15/2008
Scale Analysis: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report I: 162. Scale Analysis 03/15/2009 11/15/2008
Spawning Gravel: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report J: 157. Sample spawning gravel 03/15/2009 11/15/2008
Funding Package - Submit draft to COTR K: 119. Plan and coordinate project funding package 12/15/2008 08/15/2008
At least one visit to at least one of the local elementary schools by Rock Creek staff person. L: 99. Public outreach and education to local residents and other agencies 03/15/2009 11/15/2008
Data will be available through the EDT Mobrand website under Rock Creek Watershed Database. M: 162. EDT modeling; incorporate new habitat and biological data 03/15/2009 11/15/2008
Rock Creek Prioritization List N: 162. Data collected this year will be analyzed and compared with available data from past years (EXTENDED 02/13/2009 11/15/2008
Environmental Compliance Documentation P: 165. Participate in ESA/NEPA Compliance for Rock Creek M&E & Fisheries Management 11/28/2008 11/28/2008
Project Management Activities Q: 98. Manage daily project activities 11/30/2008 11/30/2008
Conduct planting at two sites S: 47. Plant: Lower Rock Creek Mainstem (EXPANDED) 05/15/2009 03/15/2009
Spawning Surveys: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report T: 157. Spawning ground surveys (redd counts) and scale collection (EXPANDED) 05/31/2009 03/31/2009
Water Monitoring: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report U: 157. Water quality and temperature / weather station monitoring (EXPANDED) 05/15/2009 03/15/2009
Scale Analysis: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report V: 162. Scale Analysis (EXPANDED) 05/15/2009 03/15/2009
At least one visit to at least one of the local elementary schools by Rock Creek staff person. W: 99. Public outreach and education to local residents and other agencies (EXPANDED) 05/15/2009 03/15/2009
Project Management Activities X: 98. Manage daily project activities (EXPANDED) 05/31/2009 03/31/2009
Data will be available through the EDT Mobrand website under Rock Creek Watershed Database. Y: 162. EDT modeling; incorporate new habitat and biological data (EXPANDED) 05/31/2009 03/15/2009
PIT tag interrogator construction and site placement evaluation Z: 158. Subcontract for PIT tag interrogator acquisition and setup (EXPANDED) 05/31/2009 03/31/2009

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics Customize

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) - All Populations
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 7 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Coho (O. kisutch) - Unspecified Population
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 8 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 4 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 2 instances of WE 98 Other
  • 9 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 6 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Lamprey, Pacific (Entosphenus tridentata)
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Trout, Rainbow (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 157 Spawning ground surveys (redd counts) and scale collection 11/14/2007
B 157 Juvenile and resident salmonid population surveys and scale collection 07/01/2008
C 157 Steelhead genetic data collection 07/01/2008
D 162 Steelhead genetic tissue analysis and synthesis 02/09/2007
E 157 All Species: Habitat Surveys 11/14/2007
F 157 Water quality and temperature / weather station monitoring 11/14/2007
G 157 Pathogen sampling 07/01/2008
H 158 Juvenile steelhead PIT tagging 07/01/2008
I 162 Scale Analysis 02/09/2007
J 157 Sample spawning gravel 11/14/2007
K 119 Plan and coordinate project funding package 02/09/2007
L 99 Public outreach and education to local residents and other agencies 02/09/2007
M 162 EDT modeling; incorporate new habitat and biological data 02/09/2007
N 162 Data collected this year will be analyzed and compared with available data from past years (EXTENDED 02/09/2007
O 132 Produce Rock Creek Annual Report 02/09/2007
P 165 Participate in ESA/NEPA Compliance for Rock Creek M&E & Fisheries Management 02/09/2007
Q 98 Manage daily project activities 02/09/2007
R 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 02/09/2007
S 47 Plant: Lower Rock Creek Mainstem (EXPANDED) 09/23/2008
T 157 Spawning ground surveys (redd counts) and scale collection (EXPANDED) 09/23/2008
U 157 Water quality and temperature / weather station monitoring (EXPANDED) 09/23/2008
V 162 Scale Analysis (EXPANDED) 02/09/2007
W 99 Public outreach and education to local residents and other agencies (EXPANDED) 02/09/2007
X 98 Manage daily project activities (EXPANDED) 02/09/2007
Y 162 EDT modeling; incorporate new habitat and biological data (EXPANDED) 02/09/2007
Z 158 Subcontract for PIT tag interrogator acquisition and setup (EXPANDED) 02/09/2007