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Contract 41736: 2000-039-00 EXP WALLA WALLA SALMONID M&E PROJECT - WDFW
Project Number:
Title:
Walla Walla River Basin Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Walla Walla 100.00%
Contract Number:
41736
Contract Title:
2000-039-00 EXP WALLA WALLA SALMONID M&E PROJECT - WDFW
Contract Continuation:
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37130: 2000-039-00 EXP WALLA WALLA SALMONID M&E PROJECT - WDFW
  • 46440: 2000-039-00 EXP WDFW - WALLA2 SALMONID M&E
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) share fish and wildlife co-management responsibility with the Federal Caucus, regional authorities, and local governments in the Walla Walla Subbasin.  In December of 2005, WDFW, ODFW and CTUIR agreed to collaborate on a fish monitoring project proposal to BPA.  BPA funded CTUIR and WDFW for this collaborative project in June 2007.

Project goals for WDFW are to describe salmonid life histories, assess current salmonid abundance, productivity and spatial diversity, and evaluate management implications from project results.  This project will monitor and evaluate salmonids within the Walla Walla Subbasin across life histories, taxa, and geographic areas to provide population status and trend information, as well as begin evaluation of effectiveness of habitat modifications, in support of management and recovery planning.  Primary focal species are spring Chinook salmon, and ESA-listed summer steelhead, and bull trout.  Project monitoring and evaluation work will focus on providing critical “Viable Salmonid Population” metrics for fish abundance, productivity and population status as recommended in the Walla Walla Subbasin Plan and Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan for Southeast Washington.  WDFW will assist with monitoring and evaluation of the CTUIR spring chinook reintroduction efforts.  Project “Work Elements” include Adult Enumeration, Spawning Surveys, Out-migrant monitoring, PIT-tagging, Fish Salvage, water temperature and discharge monitoring, Project Management, and Project Reporting.  We believe these monitoring and evaluation actions meet the highest priorities for fish population monitoring as identified by the Walla Walla Subbasin Plan and Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan.  Project biological metrics include estimates of adult returns, run timing and distribution, spawning escapement; redd counts and distribution; out-migrant condition at emigration, abundance, survival and timing; smolt survival and timing to Columbia River interrogation sites, and smolt to adult returns; and adult to adult returns; number of fish salvaged.  Monitoring will occur in areas of the Walla Walla, Touchet, and Mill Creek drainages.  

The Walla Walla M & E project is a State and Tribal collaboration between two BPA funded studies (BPA Project # 199802000 and 200003900).  WDFW and CTUIR project partners retain their individual contracts with BPA: however, we collaborate on Project proposal, budget, statement of work and reporting.  Project work is conducted throughout the basin.  CTUIR project offices are located at the William A. Grant Water and Science Center at the Walla Walla Community College; while the WDFW SE Washington District Fish Management Office is located in Dayton, WA.  Project findings will inform the Walla Walla Basin Fisheries Restoration Program and aid in adaptive management.  Results generated by this project will be useful to many stakeholders and processes including:  The Snake River Salmon Recovery Board, Lower Snake River Compensation Plan  Hatchery Evaluation, Walla Walla Watershed Council, Bi-State Water Management Initiative, Little Walla Walla River Habitat Conservation Plan, Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA Fisheries, US Forest Service, Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Fund, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, CTUIR Rainwater Habitat Project, CTUIR Hatchery Genetic Master Plan, CTUIR Walla Walla Spring Chinook Master Plan, WDFW Hatchery Genetics Management Plan, the upcoming Washington State Steelhead Management Plan, and evaluation or implementation of the recommendations from the Hatchery Scientific Review Group (HSRG), The Tri-state Steelheaders (Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group) and local irrigation and Conservation Districts,  plus many other entities and forums.  Project data will be archived in established databases and findings presented in the form of annual reports via the internet at efw.bpa.gov, www. umatilla.nsn.us, and www.wa.gov.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
03/01/2009
Contract End Date:
02/28/2010
Current Contract Value:
$173,107
Expenditures:
$173,107

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Jan-2020.

Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Compliance for WEs C-L B: 165. Compliance for WEs C-L 03/01/2009 03/01/2009
Adult enumeration C: 157. Adult enumeration 02/28/2010 02/28/2010
Spring Chinook Spawner/carcass surveys D: 157. Spring Chinook Spawner / carcass surveys 11/30/2009
Bull Trout redd surveys F: 157. Bull trout redd count surveys 02/28/2010 02/28/2010
PIT tag smolts G: 158. PIT tag smolts 02/28/2010 02/28/2010
Outmigrant monitoring and Evaluation H: 157. Outmigrant monitoring and evaluation 02/28/2010 02/28/2010
Electrofishing or snorkel surveys I: 157. Electrofishing and snorkel surveys 02/28/2010 02/28/2010
Fish salvage J: 28. Fish salvage 02/28/2010 02/28/2010
Water Temperature Summaries K: 157. Deploy, Monitor and retrieve water temperature monitors 02/28/2010 02/28/2010
Flow Monitoring Data Summaries L: 157. Monitor stream discharges 02/28/2010 02/28/2010
Analyze data M: 162. Analyze data 02/28/2010 02/28/2010
Manage Walla Walla Salmonid Monitoring and Evaluation Project N: 119. Manage & Administer Walla Walla Salmonid Monitoring and Evaluation Project 02/28/2010 02/28/2010

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 1 instance of WE 28 Trap and Haul
  • 5 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 28 Trap and Haul
  • 6 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Bull (S. confluentus) (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 28 Trap and Haul
  • 5 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 02/09/2007
B 165 Compliance for WEs C-L 02/09/2007
C 157 Adult enumeration 03/18/2009
D 157 Spring Chinook Spawner / carcass surveys 03/18/2009
E 157 Steelhead redd count surveys 03/18/2009
F 157 Bull trout redd count surveys 03/18/2009
G 158 PIT tag smolts 03/18/2009
H 157 Outmigrant monitoring and evaluation 03/18/2009
I 157 Electrofishing and snorkel surveys 03/18/2009
J 28 Fish salvage 03/18/2009
K 157 Deploy, Monitor and retrieve water temperature monitors 03/18/2009
L 157 Monitor stream discharges 03/18/2009
M 162 Analyze data 02/09/2007
N 119 Manage & Administer Walla Walla Salmonid Monitoring and Evaluation Project 02/09/2007
O 132 Technical Progress Report 02/09/2007