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Contract 45253: 1985-038-00 EXP COLVILLE HATCHERY O&M / M&E
Project Number:
Title:
Colville Hatchery Operation and Maintenance (O&M)
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Intermountain Sanpoil 100.00%
Contract Number:
45253
Contract Title:
1985-038-00 EXP COLVILLE HATCHERY O&M / M&E
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
Federal hydropower projects, as well as private power utility systems, have had a devastating impact upon anadromous fish resources that once flourished in the Columbia River and it's tributaries.  Several area have been blocked to anadromous fish by dams, destroying the primary food resource (salmon) for many native people; forcing them to rely heavily upon resident fish to replace these lost resources.  The Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery is an artificial production program that addresses the loss of anadromous fish resources in the Upper Columbia Sub-Region within the "blocked area" created by the construction of Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams.  This project enhances resident fisheries located in the Intermountain and Columbia Cascade Provinces, specifically within the Colville Reservation portion of the Upper Columbia, San Poil and Okanogan Sub-Basins.  The project particularly mitigates for anadromous fish losses through protection/augmentation of resident fish ;populations to enhance fishery potential (i.e., in-place, out-of-kind mitigation).  The Colville Tribal Hatchery (CTH) is located on the northern bank of the Columbia River just down stream of the town of Bridgeport, Washington on land owned by the Colville Tribes.  The minimum production quota for this facility is 22,679 kg (50,000 lbs.) of trout annually.

All fish produced are released into reservation waters, including boundary waters, in an effort to provide a successful subsistence/recreational fishery for Colville Tribal members and provide for a successful non-member sport fishery.

The goal of the Colville Tribal Hatchery has always been to provide artificial enhancement of Reservation fisheries for both tribal subsistence fisheries and non member sport fisheries.   Whenever possible the goal has been to provide "carry-over" fisheries rather than "put-and-take" fisheries.

In 2009 the switch from coastal stocks of rainbow trout to native redband rainbow trout was completed.  The hatchery now maintains redband broodstock of four age classes.  In order to maintain genetic variability, redband broodstock are supplemented annual with wild caught redbands which are genetically tested for pureness.  There are several consequences of this shift, some of which have made hatchery production more difficult.  Specific changes and goals in 2010 are:
1.  Develop a hatchery production plan where redbands are the only rainbow trout raised at the hatchery.
2.  Better match hatchery production goals with the needs of Reservation lakes and streams as well as the production potential of the hatchery.
3.  Make necessary repairs and improvements to the hatchery water system.
4.  Expand lake surveys to include three smaller lakes (Gold, LaFleur and McGinnis).
5.  End the limnological study of Twin Lakes and begin a limnological study of Owhi Lake.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
12/01/2009
Contract End Date:
11/30/2010
Current Contract Value:
$991,040
Expenditures:
$991,040

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Jun-2024.

BPA COR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Contract Contractor:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Concluded
NEPA review and clearance A: 165. Obtain NEPA review and clearance 11/30/2010 11/29/2010
Revise hatchery operational plans B: 174. Produce Operational Plans 05/01/2010 04/15/2010
Purchase net pen fish for planting in reservation lakes. C: 187. Purchase net pen fish 06/15/2010 04/13/2010
Maintenance of Hatchery Facility D: 61. Hatchery Maintenance 11/30/2010 11/29/2010
Maintain on-station Redband Rainbow Broodstock E: 176. Maintain on-station Redband Rainbow Broodstock and produce fish for reservation waters. 11/30/2010 11/29/2010
Produce Eastern Brook Trout for Reservation Waters F: 176. Produce Eastern Brook Trout for Reservation Waters. 11/30/2010 11/30/2010
Produce Lahontan Cutthroat G: 176. Produce Lahontan Cutthroat 11/30/2010 11/29/2010
Local and regional information exchange H: 99. Local and regional information exchange 11/30/2010 11/29/2010
Stream Surveys I: 157. Stream Surveys 11/30/2010
Biological and Environmental Survey of Reservation Lakes J: 157. Lake Surveys 11/30/2010 11/29/2010
Creel Reservation Stocked Waters K: 157. Roving and voluntary creel of all reservation stocked waters. 11/30/2010 11/29/2010
Differentially mark all hatchery production L: 158. Differentially mark all hatchery production. 11/30/2010 11/29/2010
Project Administration M: 119. Project Administration 11/30/2010 11/29/2010
Progress Report Attached in Pisces N: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period (12/01/07) to (11/30/08) 05/31/2010 04/26/2010

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Cutthroat Trout, Lahontan (O. c. henshawi) (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 176 Produce Hatchery Fish
  • 1 instance of WE 61 Maintain Artificial Production Facility/Infrastructure
Trout, Brook (Salvelinus fontinalis)
  • 1 instance of WE 176 Produce Hatchery Fish
  • 1 instance of WE 61 Maintain Artificial Production Facility/Infrastructure
Trout, Rainbow (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 1 instance of WE 187 Put and Take Fisheries
  • 1 instance of WE 174 Produce Plan
Trout, Interior Redband (O. mykiss gairdnerii)
  • 1 instance of WE 176 Produce Hatchery Fish
  • 1 instance of WE 61 Maintain Artificial Production Facility/Infrastructure
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Obtain NEPA review and clearance 02/09/2007
B 174 Produce Operational Plans 12/01/2009
C 187 Purchase net pen fish 09/15/2009
D 61 Hatchery Maintenance 09/15/2009
E 176 Maintain on-station Redband Rainbow Broodstock and produce fish for reservation waters. 09/15/2009
F 176 Produce Eastern Brook Trout for Reservation Waters. 09/15/2009
G 176 Produce Lahontan Cutthroat 09/15/2009
H 99 Local and regional information exchange 02/09/2007
I 157 Stream Surveys 09/15/2009
J 157 Lake Surveys 09/15/2009
K 157 Roving and voluntary creel of all reservation stocked waters. 09/15/2009
L 158 Differentially mark all hatchery production. 09/15/2009
M 119 Project Administration 02/09/2007
N 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (12/01/07) to (11/30/08) 02/09/2007
O 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 02/09/2007