Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
SOW Report
Contract 36839: 2003-017-00 EXP ISEMP / WDOE CHAR. CHANNEL/RIPARIAN HAB. QUALITY
Project Number:
Title:
Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program (ISEMP)
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Contract Number:
36839
Contract Title:
2003-017-00 EXP ISEMP / WDOE CHAR. CHANNEL/RIPARIAN HAB. QUALITY
Continuation of Contract:
31865: 200301700 EXP CHAR CHANNEL & RIPARIAN HABITAT QUAL - WEN (WDOE)
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
NO COST TIME EXTENSION - A no cost time extension was sought for this contract since the WDOE realized significant cost savings over the 2008 field season by being able to use 2 interns as part of the field crew, leaving them with enough projected budget at the end of their current contract to fund another month of work.  There have been delays this year in getting a working database to the contractors and a NCTE will allow the WDOE to enter data and QAQC it and do some preparation in advance for the 2009 field season, resulting in cost savings on their 2009 contract. The original 2008 contract would have expired on 2/28/2009 and is being extended to 3/31/2009.

Project #2003-017-00 (Project) seeks to develop two novel monitoring and evaluation programs: (i) subbasin-scale pilot status and trend monitoring efforts for anadromous salmonids and their habitat in the Wenatchee, John Day and South Fork Salmon River subbasins, and (ii) effectiveness monitoring for suites of habitat restoration projects in selected watersheds within the three target subbasins.  This work – critical for implementing the 2000 NMFS FCRPS Biological Opinion (RPA Actions 180, 181, and 183) (BiOp) – builds on current status and trend monitoring programs within each of these subbasins.  Several regional and local organizations are funding and implementing these programs.  In short, this project will integrate existing and new monitoring and evaluation activities in three pilot subbasins to help ensure that provisions of the BiOp are satisfied.

This contract is one of several contracts that will implement this project.  The final report for this contract will contain data that will 1) be submitted to NOAA FISHERIES (also a contractor under this project) for use in a project level integrated Annual Report and 2) be submitted to BPA as a contract final report according to the terms of this contract.  The goal and objectives of this contract are as follows:  

1. To determine the current habitat conditions  and abundance, productivity and distribution of fish populations in the Upper Columbia Basin (status monitoring)
2. To determine how these factors change over time (trend monitoring)
3. To determine what effects tributary habitat actions have on fish populations and habitat conditions (effectiveness monitoring)?

The plan is designed to address these questions and at the same time eliminate duplication of work, reduce costs, and increase monitoring efficiency.  The implementation of valid statistical designs, probabilistic sampling designs, standardized data collection protocols, consistent data reporting methods, and selection of sensitive indicators will increase monitoring efficiency (Currens et al. 2000; Bayley 2002).  

WDOE will measure these physical habitat indicators.    In sum, these  indicators address  "outcome" variables (e.g.,  sediment, woody debris, pools, riparian habitat, etc.), as outlined in Hillman and Giorgi (2002) and the Action Agencies/NOAA Fisheries RME Plan.    
(The above is from Hillman 2004 Monitoring Plan for the Upper Columbia)

Completion of this SOW by the Washington State Department of Ecology (WDOE) will be dependent on the implementation of interrelated Project components, including:

1) Initial site selection will be provided by the ISEMP staff.
2) Reconnaissance of sampling sites will be performed by the an ISEMP designated "Recon Coordinator" from among those ISEMP agencies contracted to BPA.  Prior to the field season, the Recon Coordinator will provide WDOE with directions for physical access and authorization for access to sites on federal lands.
3) Reconnaissance of sampling sites will be performed by Cascadia Conservation District (CCD) on non-federal properties: Prior to the field season, CCD will provide WDOE with directions for physical access and authorization from property owners for access to privately-owned sites.
4) Prior to the field season, RTT/NOAA-Fisheries will provide a field sampling protocol (manual) and field forms, each based on Hillman (2004)*, in order that WDOE may properly train its field staff.
5) The WDOE budget is dependent upon their ability to lease a USFS bunkhouse for 5 staff.

*Hillman, T.W. 2004. Monitoring strategy for the Upper Columbia Basin: Draft report February 1, 2004. Prepared for Upper Columbia Regional Technical Team, Wenatchee, Washington
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
03/01/2008
Contract End Date:
03/31/2009
Current Contract Value:
$177,866
Expenditures:
$177,866

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Aug-2019.

Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Number:
129074
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
David Byrnes Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR dmbyrnes@bpa.gov (503) 230-3171
Sarah Corbin Washington Department of Ecology No Contract Manager scor461@ecy.wa.gov (360) 407-6672
Jenny Hall Washington Department of Ecology Yes Technical Contact haje461@ecy.wa.gov (360) 407-6772
Terry Holtcamp Jr Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer taholtcamp@bpa.gov (503) 230-3518
Debbie Iness Washington Department of Ecology No Administrative Contact dine461@ecy.wa.gov (360) 407-7096
Chris Jordan National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Yes Technical Contact chris.jordan@noaa.gov (541) 754-4629
Gary Koshi Washington Department of Ecology No Administrative Contact gkos461@ecy.wa.gov (360) 407-7222
Paul Krueger Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver pqkrueger@bpa.gov (503) 230-5723
Jill Lemmon Washington Department of Ecology Yes Technical Contact jlem461@ecy.wa.gov (360) 407-6530
Glenn Merritt Washington Department of Ecology Yes Supervisor gmer461@ecy.wa.gov (360) 407-6777
Dylan Monahan Washington Department of Ecology Yes Technical Contact dymo461@ecy.wa.gov (360) 407-6369
Pamela Nelle Terraqua, Inc. Yes Administrative Contact pamela@terraqua.biz (509) 885-8143
Holiday Sloan Terraqua, Inc. No Administrative Contact holidaze@wildblue.net (509) 486-2426
Carol (NOAA) Volk National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration No Interested Party carol.volk@noaa.gov (206) 302-2465
Mike Ward Terraqua, Inc. Yes Interested Party wardski@wildblue.net (509) 486-2426
Nancy Weintraub Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead nhweintraub@bpa.gov (503) 230-5373


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
NEPA Compliance Review B: 165. Ensure existing compliance is adequate for next year 03/03/2008 03/03/2008
Submission of site sampled data (see specs) C: 157. Stream habitat survey 03/31/2009 03/31/2009
Manage/Administer Contract Actions and Deliverables D: 119. Manage project to characterize riparian habitat quality-Wenatchee subbasin 03/31/2009 03/31/2009
Final report uploaded to the BPA website E: 132. Submit Final Report to NOAA Fisheries and BPA 02/28/2009 02/28/2009

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU (Endangered)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Upper Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA Public Involvement NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 02/09/2007
B 165 Ensure existing compliance is adequate for next year 02/09/2007
C 157 Stream habitat survey 02/09/2007
D 119 Manage project to characterize riparian habitat quality-Wenatchee subbasin 02/09/2007
E 132 Submit Final Report to NOAA Fisheries and BPA 02/09/2007