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Contract 43183: 1997-056-00 EXP KLICKITAT WATERSHED ENHANCE
Project Number:
Title:
Klickitat Watershed Enhancement
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Gorge Klickitat 100.00%
Contract Number:
43183
Contract Title:
1997-056-00 EXP KLICKITAT WATERSHED ENHANCE
Contract Continuation:
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
INTRODUCTION

The Klickitat Watershed Enhancement Project (KWEP) works to restore, enhance, and protect watershed function within the Klickitat subbasin. Project work emphasizes restoration and protection in watersheds and reaches that support native salmonid stocks, particularly steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss; listed as "Threatened" within the Mid-Columbia Evolutionarily Significant Unit), spring Chinook (O. tshawytscha) salmon, and bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus; Endangered Species Act "Threatened").  Restoration activities are aimed at restoring stream processes by removing or mitigating watershed perturbances and improving habitat conditions and water quality.  Watershed and habitat improvements also benefit fall Chinook (O. tshawytscha) and coho (O. kisutch) salmon, resident rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout (O. clarki) and enhance habitat for many terrestrial and amphibian wildlife species.  Protection activities compliment restoration efforts within the subbasin by securing refugia and preventing degradation.  Since 90% of the off-reservation project area is in private ownership, maximum effectiveness is accomplished via cooperation with state, federal, tribal, and private entities. KWEP addresses goals and objectives presented in the Klickitat Subbasin Plan, Klickitat Lead Entity Strategic Plan, and the 1994 Northwest Power Planing Council's Fish and Wildlife Program.  


PROJECT GOALS
The overall goal of KWEP is to restore watershed health to aid recovery of salmonid stocks in the Klickitat subbasin.  There are three sub-goals:
•  Assess watershed and habitat conditions to prioritize sites for restoration activities.   This involves data collection, compilation, and review of existing as well as historic habitat and watershed conditions.  Identification and filling of data gaps is also a component of KWEP.
•  Protect, restore, and enhance priority watersheds and reaches to increase riparian, wetland, and stream habitat quality.  In-situ and watershed-scale restoration activities mitigate or resolve conflicting historic, present, and/or future land-uses.  Protect areas of existing high-quality habitat condition and prevent further deterioration of degraded habitats.  Restore areas of degraded stream channel and/or habitat condition.
•  Monitor watershed conditions to assess trends and effectiveness of restoration activities.  Monitoring is a critical component to evaluating project success and guiding adaptive practices.  Site-specific and basin-wide spatial scales are addressed.  KWEP augments the Klickitat Monitoring & Evaluation Project (BPA project #1995-06-335)  by assisting data collection and providing Quality Assurance /Quality Control (QA/QC) and analysis of channel morphology, streamflow, temperature, habitat, and channel substrate.


ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE
Most of the projects in which KWEP is involved involve partners and cost-sharing.  The nature of KWEP involvement is noted for each project.  A categorical exclusion was completed for KWEP planning, design, data management, and monitoring activities on January 26, 2004.   Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) determined that such actions do "not present any extraordinary circumstances that may affect the significance of the environmental effects," and, "that the proposed action may be categorically excluded from further NEPA review and documentation."  Projects involving KWEP-funded ground disturbance beyond the scope of the categorical exclusion are noted accordingly.  


RELATED PROJECTS

Improve Farming Practices - Administer MOA with Central and Eastern Klickitat County Conservation Districts (CEKCCD) for operation of a no-till drill.  The goal is to increase residual ground cover (stubble) in agricultural fields between crop cycles and reduce disturbance to the soil profile.  The net result is greater infiltration of precipitation into the soil profile and less surface runoff and soil erosion.  This project targets smaller farmers (typically 80 ac or less) for whom it is not economical to purchase such equipment.  Outcomes will reduce fine sediment contributions to streams


Habitat Assessment and Monitoring - Augment monitoring and assessment of physical watershed characteristics in the Klickitat subbasin.  Supplement data and analysis of the Klickitat M&E project by assisting with collection, QA/QC, and analysis.  Conduct effectiveness monitoring at past KWEP-related project sites.  
Assist data collection and management of channel morphology, streamflow, temperature, habitat, and channel substrate data.  KWEP actions are encompassed by a categorical exclusion completed by BPA Environmental Compliance staff in 2004.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
04/01/2009
Contract End Date:
03/31/2011
Current Contract Value:
$1,041,755
Expenditures:
$1,041,755

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

BPA CO:
BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Contract Contractor:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Type Email Work Phone
Kathy Batin Yakama Confederated Tribes No Administrative Contact kathy@yakama.com (509) 865-5121x4415
Will Conley Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Contract Manager will@ykfp.org (509) 369-3183
Hannah Dondy-Kaplan Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead hadondy-kaplan@bpa.gov (503) 230-4071
Mary Haight Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR mthaight@bpa.gov (503) 230-3112
Deanna Lamebull Yakama Confederated Tribes No Administrative Contact Deanna_Lamebull@Yakama.com (509) 865-5121x6348
David Lindley Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Technical Contact dlindley@ykfp.org (509) 369-3565
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver ptlofy@bpa.gov (503) 230-4193
Michael Mayer Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party msmayer@bpa.gov (503) 230-7692
Khanida Mote Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kpmote@bpa.gov (503) 230-4599
Mel Sampson Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Supervisor mel@yakama.com (509) 865-5121x6303
Bill Sharp Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Supervisor Bill_Sharp@yakama.com (509) 865-5121x6355
Adrienne Wilson Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Administrative Contact Adrienne_Wilson@Yakama.com (509) 865-5121x6306


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Prepare necessary documentation for various environmental compliance needs B: 165. Prepare necessary documentation for various environmental compliance needs 02/28/2011 11/30/2010
Timely FY11 package, accrual estimate, accurate invoices C: 119. Project Management and Administration 03/31/2011 03/31/2011
Conduct two appraisals D: 172. Appraisal and review appraisal for 2 parcels 12/31/2010 12/31/2010
Designs and Specifications for Haul Road Project E: 175. Designs, Specifications, and Construction Oversight for Haul Road Project 03/31/2011 03/31/2011
Designs and Specifications for Upper Klickitat Phase 2 F: 175. Designs, Specifications, and Construction Oversight for Upper Klickitat Project Phases 2 03/31/2011 01/03/2011
Designs and Specifications for Tepee Creek Meadows - Phase 2 H: 175. Design and Specifications for Tepee Creek Meadows project (Phase 2) 03/31/2011 12/15/2010
Designs and Specifications for Lower White Creek Project I: 175. Design and Construction Oversight for Lower White Creek project - RESCHEDULED 03/31/2011 03/31/2011
Attend Technical Meetings J: 122. Assist Planning Activities - Technical Review 03/31/2011 03/31/2011
Streamflow monitoring data for 14 sites K: 157. Streamflow monitoring 03/31/2011 03/31/2011
Assist data and quality control to basin-wide status and trend monitoring L: 157. Basin-wide Status and Trend Monitoring 03/31/2011 03/31/2011
Effectiveness monitoring data M: 157. Habitat Assessment and Monitoring 03/31/2011 03/23/2011
Summary of continuous stage information N: 157. Collect water surface elevation data 03/31/2011 03/31/2011
Map of residual pool and LWD distribution O: 157. Map refugia in White Creek 03/31/2011 01/28/2011
Turbidity, temperature and stage data for Big Muddy Creek and Klickitat River sites P: 157. Measure turbidity timing and duration associated with Big Muddy Creek 03/31/2011 03/31/2011
Disseminate Results of Recent Restoration in Tepee Creek Q: 161. Disseminate Klickitat habitat and project information 03/28/2011 03/31/2011
Physical Habitat Data Analysis R: 162. Summarize monitoring data 03/31/2011 03/31/2011
Database Management and Development (multiple databases) S: 160. Database Management and Development 03/31/2011 03/31/2011
Invasive weed control on 28.75 acres T: 53. Invasive weed control - Non-chemical 09/30/2010 10/30/2009
Manage Native Nursery U: 47. Manage Native Nursery 03/31/2011 03/31/2011
Revegetate 9 acres V: 47. Revegetate project Upper Klickitat River Phase 2 03/31/2011 03/31/2011
Revegetate 2 acres W: 47. Revegetate Tepee Creek/IXL Meadows project site 03/31/2011 11/10/2009
Revegetate 0.5 acres X: 47. Revegetate White Creek/IXL project site 03/31/2011 11/10/2009
Revegetate 4.0 acres Y: 47. Revegetate Haul Road project site 03/31/2011 03/31/2011
Outreach to Local Schools and Professional Societies Z: 99. Project Outreach 03/31/2011 02/03/2011
Coordinate and Manage Cooperating Projects/Grants AA: 191. Coordinate and Manage Cooperating Projects/Grants 03/31/2011 03/31/2011
Annual report for 2009 attached in Pisces AB: 132. Submit Annual Report for the period 1/1/2009 to 12/31/2009 03/31/2011
39 LWD jams constructed along 2.3.miles of the Klickitat River AE: 29. Construct LWD Jams for Upper Klickitat (Phase 2) 12/17/2010 12/17/2010
Designs and Specifications for Dead Canyon Creek Railroad Restoration AF: 175. Design and Construction Oversight for Dead Canyon embankment restoration project 09/30/2010 09/30/2010
Restore floodplain and hillslope connectivity along 500' of valley bottom AG: 180. Restore valley connectivity along mainstem Klickitat River - Haul Road Project 03/31/2011 11/30/2010

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 1 instance of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 1 instance of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 1 instance of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
  • 5 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 53 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 180 Enhance Floodplain/Remove, Modify, Breach Dike
  • 1 instance of WE 122 Provide Technical Review and Recommendation
  • 5 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 6 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 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 Prepare necessary documentation for various environmental compliance needs 02/09/2007
C 119 Project Management and Administration 02/09/2007
D 172 Appraisal and review appraisal for 2 parcels 02/09/2007
E 175 Designs, Specifications, and Construction Oversight for Haul Road Project 02/09/2007
F 175 Designs, Specifications, and Construction Oversight for Upper Klickitat Project Phases 2 02/09/2007
G 30 Cost-share on bridge purchase for Upper Klickitat Phase 3 - RESCHEDULED 02/09/2007
H 175 Design and Specifications for Tepee Creek Meadows project (Phase 2) 02/09/2007
I 175 Design and Construction Oversight for Lower White Creek project - RESCHEDULED 02/09/2007
J 122 Assist Planning Activities - Technical Review 02/09/2007
K 157 Streamflow monitoring 02/09/2007
L 157 Basin-wide Status and Trend Monitoring 02/09/2007
M 157 Habitat Assessment and Monitoring 02/09/2007
N 157 Collect water surface elevation data 02/09/2007
O 157 Map refugia in White Creek 02/09/2007
P 157 Measure turbidity timing and duration associated with Big Muddy Creek 02/09/2007
Q 161 Disseminate Klickitat habitat and project information 02/09/2007
R 162 Summarize monitoring data 02/09/2007
S 160 Database Management and Development 02/09/2007
T 53 Invasive weed control - Non-chemical 02/09/2007
U 47 Manage Native Nursery 02/09/2007
V 47 Revegetate project Upper Klickitat River Phase 2 02/09/2010
W 47 Revegetate Tepee Creek/IXL Meadows project site 03/19/2010
X 47 Revegetate White Creek/IXL project site 02/09/2010
Y 47 Revegetate Haul Road project site 06/29/2010
Z 99 Project Outreach 02/09/2007
AA 191 Coordinate and Manage Cooperating Projects/Grants 02/09/2007
AB 132 Submit Annual Report for the period 1/1/2009 to 12/31/2009 02/09/2007
AC 132 Submit Annual Report for the period 1/1/2010 to 12/31/2010 02/09/2007
AD 29 Place LWD in lower White Creek - RESCHEDULED 10/09/2009
AE 29 Construct LWD Jams for Upper Klickitat (Phase 2) 10/09/2009
AF 175 Design and Construction Oversight for Dead Canyon embankment restoration project 04/01/2009
AG 180 Restore valley connectivity along mainstem Klickitat River - Haul Road Project