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Contract 39461: 199800702 EXP GRANDE RONDE SUPPLEMENTATION O&M
Project Number:
Title:
Grande Ronde Supplementation Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) on Lostine River
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Blue Mountain Grande Ronde 100.00%
Contract Number:
39461
Contract Title:
199800702 EXP GRANDE RONDE SUPPLEMENTATION O&M
Continuation of Contract:
35994: 199800702 EXP GRANDE RONDE SUPP'L O/M
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
AUTHORIZATION & RELATIONSHIP TO THE COLUMBIA BASIN FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM: The Grande Ronde Supplementation - Lostine River Spring Chinook Operations and Maintenance program is a cooperative project between the Nez Perce Tribe (NPT), Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). This program was initiated in 1994 as a conservation measure in response to severely declining runs of chinook salmon in the Grande Ronde Basin. The program utilizes supplementation with conventional and captive brood production to prevent extirpation and begin rebuilding of ESA listed spring chinook.

The Lostine River Chinook program relates to many of the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (FWP) objectives and measures (NPPC 1994). Measure 7.2D.1, encourages incorporating effective husbandry practices and Measure 7.2D.3 includes the investigation of hatchery rearing operations and release strategies to improve survival of propagated fish. In addition, this project furthers the development of FWP Measure 7.4D (Captive Brood Stocks), 7.4F (Portable Facilities for Adult Salmon Collection and Holding, and for Juvenile Salmon Acclimation), and 7.40 (Small-Scale Production Projects). The monitoring and evaluation research outlined in this proposal is consistent with FWP Measure 7.1C (baseline data collection from naturally spawning populations). Measure 7.2A.6 which stresses the need for evaluating the genetic and ecological impacts of outplanting hatchery fish on wild populations, Measure 7.4L.1, which mandates evaluation of supplementation projects to increase production. Finally, Measure 7.4D.3 encourages the study of hatchery rearing and release strategies to improve survival and adaptation of cultured fish. The strength of these mandates is intensified by the inclusion of the Lostine River spring chinook population as listed under the Endangered Species Act on May 22, 1992. The facilities and activities associated with this program have been authorized under ESA Section 10 and Section 7 Permits and Biological Opinions. These documents include ESA Section 10 Permit 973, Permit No. 1011 (ODFW 1996), Modification on Permit No. 1011, Permit No. 1149 (BIA 1998) and Permit No. 1164, FWS Section 7 Biological Opinion 501.1100, 1-4-98-F4 (bull trout), and NMFS Section 10 Biological Opinion (1998).

Lostine River Acclimation Facility

The Lostine River acclimation facility was constructed in 1998 and is approximately twelve miles upstream from the mouth. Facility design capacity is approximately 250,000 fish at 20 fish/lb with a density index of 0.28. The facility consists of a water supply intake, supply pipeline, four raceways, drain/release pipes and in-line PIT tag detection devices.

Lostine River Adult Monitoring and Collection Facility

Beginning in 1997, the project has operated the adult weir facility located approximately one mile upstream from the mouth for the collection of broodstock and baseline data on adult chinook escapement to the Lostine River. The adult weir facility consists of a collapsible panel weir which spans the entire width of the river and a trap unit to ensure fullest collection of returning adult chinook. Adult success has ranged from 13 to 1,091 adult chinook annually with about 75% of the run being trapped each of the last five years (mid 50% to 100%).

COORDINATION:

The Nez Perce Tribe, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, developed the Grande Ronde Supplementation - Lostine River Spring Chinook Operations and Maintenance program cooperatively. All activities involving the program (operation and monitoring/evaluation), i.e., spawning ground surveys, adult trapping, spawning, incubation, juvenile rearing, juvenile tagging and marking, and smolt release will be coordinated among the co-managers. Documents cooperatively prepared describing program operations include: ESA Section 10 permit applications (ODFW 1996, ODFW 1998, BIA 1998) and LSRCP Annual Operating Plans (AOP).

Forums that the co-managers participate in to coordinate operations are LSRCP Evaluation Coordination Committee, Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority, Conservation Planning Oversight Committee, Captive/Conventional Broodstock Technical Oversight Team and the U.S. v. Oregon Production and Policy Committees. All activities are permitted under the Section 10 Permit process. Funding and program oversight  is through BPA. Other entities involved in the project include USFWS, NMFS, NPPC, and CBFWA. Coordination also occurs with landowners leasing property for facilities and cultural resource, construction and engineer consultants involved in developing and operating the adult and juvenile facilities. Coordination internally for Nez Perce Tribe includes attending all relevant Inter and Intra-agency meetings as required to coordinate activities and share information. Included are internal coordination meetings to abide by the Nez Perce Tribe policies and procedures as required (Human Resources, Finance, Resolutions, Administrative Actions, ect.) and with all other policy personnel directions.

GOALS AND 2009 OBJECTIVES

The overall goal of this supplementation program is; 1) to prevent extinction, 2) to provide a future basis to reverse the decline in stock abundance, and 3) to ensure a high probability of population persistence. The Nez Perce Tribe is responsible for implementation, coordination, and facilitation of the Lostine River component of the Grande Ronde Supplementation projects. Activities conducted under this project are associated with operations and maintenance.

O&M Goal:    Operate and maintain adult collection and juvenile acclimation and release facilities necessary to implement the Lostine River portion of the Grande Ronde Supplementation - Lostine River Spring Chinook Operations and Maintenance program and achieve the overall program goal of increasing adult returns.

To achieve this goal the current juvenile acclimation and adult collection/monitoring facilities described above are required. The Operations and Maintenance of these facilities require coordination with involved co-managers to provide activities intended in the Annual Operating Plan, the installation of required operational equipment, provide twenty-four hour operational management of these facilities, allow for scheduled tours of the facilities, providing for year round maintenance of the same facilities, produce required reports as requested by the funding source and provide professional assistance to co-managed facilities as requested. NPT's co-managers include USFWS, ODFW, NOAA/NMFS and CTUIR.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
01/01/2009
Contract End Date:
12/31/2009
Current Contract Value:
$448,936
Expenditures:
$448,936

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

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Contract Contractor:
Work Order Number:
36946
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
Mickey Carter Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party macarter@bpa.gov (503) 230-5885
Arleen Henry Nez Perce Tribe No Administrative Contact arleenh@nezperce.org (208) 621-3833
Rebecca Johnson Nez Perce Tribe Yes Supervisor beckyj@nezperce.org (208) 621-4629
Paul Krueger Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver pqkrueger@bpa.gov (503) 230-5723
Ed Larson Nez Perce Tribe No Supervisor edl@nezperce.org (208) 843-7320x4630
Jonathan McCloud Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR jmmccloud@bpa.gov (503) 230-3509
Bruce McLeod Nez Perce Tribe No Interested Party brucem@nezperce.org (208) 843-7320x4628
Jennifer Stolz Bonneville Power Administration No Env. Compliance Lead jpstolz@bpa.gov (503) 230-3233
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605
Greg (Nez Perce) Wolfe Nez Perce Tribe No Interested Party gregw@nezperce.org (509) 546-2071
Rick Zollman Nez Perce Tribe Yes Contract Manager rickz@nezperce.org (541) 432-2505


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
NEPA Permits A: 165. Assist BPA NEPA Group in Obtaining Permits 12/31/2009 12/31/2009
Develop Annual Operation Plan For Northeast Oregon Region B: 174. Develop Annual Operation Plan For Northeast Oregon Region 02/28/2009 02/28/2009
Acclimate spring/summer chinook smolts C: 56. Acclimate and Release Spring/Summer Smolts from Lostine River Acclimation Facility 04/30/2009 04/30/2009
Lostine River Adults D: 70. Install Lostine River Adult Weir for broodstock collection and monitoring 10/31/2009 10/31/2009
Lostine River trap E: 66. Collect Spring/Summer Chinook at Lostine River Adult Facility 10/31/2009 10/31/2009
Work to Collect Data F: 157. Collect Spring/Summer Chinook data at Lostine River Adult Facility 10/31/2009 10/31/2009
Spawn Lostine River adults G: 64. Lookingglass Hatchery Adult Spring/Summer Chinook Care and Spawning 10/15/2009 10/15/2009
Lostine River Facility Maintenance H: 61. Lostine River O&M trapping and acclimation Facility Maintenance 12/31/2009 12/31/2009
Lostine River tours I: 99. Educational Tours of Lostine River Facilities. 12/31/2009 12/31/2009
Lostine River O&M Project Coordination J: 189. Lostine River O&M Coordination 12/31/2009 12/31/2009
2008 Progress Report K: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period 1/1/2008 to 12/31/2008 12/31/2009
Manage Project L: 119. Manage and Administer the Project Contract 12/31/2009 12/31/2009
New Weir and Repaired Raceway Liners N: 61. Lostine Weir and Raceway Repair 12/31/2009

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 66 Trap/Collect/Hold/Transport Fish - Hatchery
  • 1 instance of WE 64 Spawn Fish
  • 1 instance of WE 56 Acclimate Juvenile Fish
  • 2 instances of WE 61 Maintain Artificial Production Facility/Infrastructure
  • 1 instance of WE 174 Produce Plan
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 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 165 Assist BPA NEPA Group in Obtaining Permits 02/09/2007
B 174 Develop Annual Operation Plan For Northeast Oregon Region 02/09/2007
C 56 Acclimate and Release Spring/Summer Smolts from Lostine River Acclimation Facility 02/09/2007
D 70 Install Lostine River Adult Weir for broodstock collection and monitoring 02/09/2007
E 66 Collect Spring/Summer Chinook at Lostine River Adult Facility 02/09/2007
F 157 Collect Spring/Summer Chinook data at Lostine River Adult Facility 02/09/2007
G 64 Lookingglass Hatchery Adult Spring/Summer Chinook Care and Spawning 02/09/2007
H 61 Lostine River O&M trapping and acclimation Facility Maintenance 01/04/2009
I 99 Educational Tours of Lostine River Facilities. 02/09/2007
J 189 Lostine River O&M Coordination 02/09/2007
K 132 Submit Progress Report for the period 1/1/2008 to 12/31/2008 02/09/2007
L 119 Manage and Administer the Project Contract 02/09/2007
M 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 02/09/2007
N 61 Lostine Weir and Raceway Repair 01/12/2009