Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
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Contract 47330: 2007-246-00 EXP RESTORATION OF BULL TROUT PASS KALISPEL
Project Number:
Title:
Restoration of Bull Trout Passage at Albeni Falls Dam
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Intermountain Pend Oreille 100.00%
Contract Number:
47330
Contract Title:
2007-246-00 EXP RESTORATION OF BULL TROUT PASS KALISPEL
Contract Continuation:
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
Bull trout in the Columbia River Basin were listed as Threatened by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in 1998 (USFWS 2000).  Bull trout populations are threatened by habitat degradation and fragmentation, past fisheries management practices, poor water quality, and blockage of migratory corridors.  Pend Oreille River and Lake is a core area within the Northeast Washington Recovery Unit of the Columbia Basin bull trout population (USFWS 2002a, 2002b).  Recovery of Pend Oreille bull trout is limited by the fact that dams on the mainstem Pend Oreille River (Albeni Falls and Box Canyon dams) have blocked migration of bull trout between Lake Pend Oreille and spawning/rearing areas (USFWS 2002a, 2002b). Albeni Falls Dam is a federal facility under the responsibility of the action agencies (US Army Corps of Engineers, Bonneville Power Administration, and Bureau of Reclamation).  Albeni Falls Dam created two types of problems for bull trout in the Pend Oreille Basin. First, bull trout from natal tributaries above the dam, that either became entrained or had elected to volitionally pass below the dam, were unable to return to spawn in their natal tributaries. (Source populations could include bull trout spawning in the Priest River, inlet tributaries of Pend Oreille Lake, or tributaries of the Clark Fork River below or above Cabinet Gorge Dam.) Second, adfluvial bull trout that formerly spawned in tributaries below the dam and migrated upstream to a cold water refuge in Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho were no longer able to do so.

The goal of this project is to provide temporary upstream passage, investigate long term fish passage, and fill data gaps for bull trout at Albeni Falls Dam on the Pend Oreille River. We propose to collect bull trout below the dam using boat electrofishing, angling, and snorkeling.  All bull trout captured will be biopsied via hole punch and their DNA sent to the USFWS lab in Abernathy, Washington for rapid response genetic analysis. Each DNA sample will be compared to DNA from other bull trout populations in the Priest River drainage, Pend Oreille Lake tributaries, and Clark Fork drainage and an assignment will be made as to its probable region of origin.  Prior to release each fish will be implanted with a combination radio-acoustic or radio transmitter to ascertain if the spawning tributary it selected was the same as its assigned tributary. A system of stationary radio receiving stations and airplane/truck/boat surveys will be used to monitor the movement of the tagged fish. This project provides direct on-the-ground benefits for endangered bull trout in the Pend Oreille Basin because it will allow fish, whose migration corridor has been blocked by a dam without fish passage, to return to their natal streams and contribute their genes (which would otherwise have been lost) to the spawning population.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
05/01/2010
Contract End Date:
04/30/2011
Current Contract Value:
$257,530
Expenditures:
$257,530

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Sep-2020.

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 Role Email Work Phone
Todd Andersen Kalispel Tribe Yes Technical Contact tandersen@knrd.org (509) 447-7245
Brian Bellgraph Pacific Northwest National Laboratory No Technical Contact brian.bellgraph@pnnl.gov (509) 371-7185
Mickey Carter Bonneville Power Administration Yes Interested Party macarter@bpa.gov (503) 230-5885
Jason Connor Kalispel Tribe Yes Technical Contact jconnor@knrd.org (509) 447-7285
Hannah Dondy-Kaplan Bonneville Power Administration No Env. Compliance Lead hadondy-kaplan@bpa.gov (503) 230-4071
Paul Krueger Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver pqkrueger@bpa.gov (503) 230-5723
Lisa Marko MacLellan Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party lmmarko@bpa.gov (503) 230-4047
Joe Maroney Kalispel Tribe Yes Supervisor jmaroney@knrd.org (509) 447-7272
Holly (EWU) McLellan Eastern Washington University No Interested Party hmclellan@mail.ewu.edu (509) 359-7498
Carmel Melton Kalispel Tribe No Administrative Contact cmelton@kalispeltribe.com (509) 447-7239
Jason Olson Kalispel Tribe Yes Contract Manager jolson@knrd.org (509) 447-7290
Allan (EWU) Scholz Eastern Washington University No Interested Party ascholz@mail.ewu.edu (509) 359-6397
Jolene Seymour Kalispel Tribe No Administrative Contact jseymour@kalispeltribe.com (509) 445-1147
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605
Virgil Watts III Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR vlwatts@bpa.gov (503) 230-4625


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Idaho scientific collection, transportation, and federal permits A: 165. Obtain necessary permits and set up contract for genetic analysis 06/15/2010 05/07/2010
Weekly electrofishing collection of bull trout below Albeni Falls Dam B: 157. Weekly electrofishing to collect a representative sample of bull trout below Albeni Falls Dam 04/28/2011 04/28/2011
Angling for bull trout below Albeni Falls Dam C: 157. Angling for bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout 04/30/2011 04/12/2011
Implanting of radio tags D: 158. Implant combination radio acoustic transmitter into bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout 04/30/2011 04/30/2011
Bull trout transported above Albeni Falls Dam E: 28. Transport bull trout above Albeni Falls Dam 04/29/2011 04/29/2011
Genetic Analysis F: 157. Rapid response genetic analysis of bull trout biopsy samples 04/29/2011 04/29/2011
Location and habitat data prepared for analysis G: 157. Manually track Bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout in the Pend Oreille River 04/15/2011 04/15/2011
Tracking of radio tagged fish with aircraft, vehicle, and boat. H: 157. Mobile tracking surveys by fixed wing aircraft and vehicle 04/14/2011 04/14/2011
Analyzed data for annual technical report. I: 162. Analysis of bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout radio telemetry data 04/29/2011 04/29/2011
Annual maintenance of monitoring equipment J: 70. Annual overhaul and recalibration of ground receiver stations 03/31/2011 03/21/2011
Electrofishing data entry K: 157. Compile electronic spread sheet data base of electrofishing data 04/29/2011 04/29/2011
Downloading stationary ground radio receiver L: 157. Download stationary ground radio receiving station 04/29/2011 04/29/2011
Data analysis of tracking data M: 162. Data reduction and analysis 04/14/2011 04/14/2011
Project coordination among stakeholders N: 189. Project coordination among all stakeholders 04/29/2011 04/29/2011
Funding Package - Submit draft to COTR O: 119. Manage Project 02/01/2011 01/24/2011
Final report uploaded to the BPA website P: 132. Submit Annual Report for the period (5/1/2010) to (4/30/2011) 04/30/2011 04/30/2011
Attach Progress Report in Pisces Q: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period (5/1/10) to (4/30/11) 06/22/2010 06/22/2010

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope (O. c. lewisi)
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 2 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Bull (S. confluentus) (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 28 Trap and Haul
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 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

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Obtain necessary permits and set up contract for genetic analysis 02/09/2007
B 157 Weekly electrofishing to collect a representative sample of bull trout below Albeni Falls Dam 04/08/2008
C 157 Angling for bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout 04/08/2008
D 158 Implant combination radio acoustic transmitter into bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout 04/08/2008
E 28 Transport bull trout above Albeni Falls Dam 04/08/2008
F 157 Rapid response genetic analysis of bull trout biopsy samples 04/08/2008
G 157 Manually track Bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout in the Pend Oreille River 05/01/2010
H 157 Mobile tracking surveys by fixed wing aircraft and vehicle 04/08/2008
I 162 Analysis of bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout radio telemetry data 05/01/2010
J 70 Annual overhaul and recalibration of ground receiver stations 02/09/2007
K 157 Compile electronic spread sheet data base of electrofishing data 02/09/2007
L 157 Download stationary ground radio receiving station 02/09/2007
M 162 Data reduction and analysis 02/09/2007
N 189 Project coordination among all stakeholders 02/09/2007
O 119 Manage Project 02/09/2007
P 132 Submit Annual Report for the period (5/1/2010) to (4/30/2011) 02/09/2007
Q 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (5/1/10) to (4/30/11) 02/09/2007
R 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 02/09/2007