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Contract 47950: 2010-034-00 EXP UPPER COLUMBIA SPRING CHINOOK
Project Number:
Title:
Upper Columbia Spring Chinook and Steelhead Juvenile and Adult Abundance, Productivity and Spatial Structure Monitoring
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Cascade Entiat 5.00%
Methow 35.00%
Okanogan 25.00%
Wenatchee 35.00%
Contract Number:
47950
Contract Title:
2010-034-00 EXP UPPER COLUMBIA SPRING CHINOOK
Continuation of Contract:
n/a
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
A unique well coordinated standardized monitoring and evaluation program(s) exists in the Upper Columbia River Basin.  Monitoring and evaluation programs are funded by a combination of  federal (BPA, BOR, USFWS), State, Tribal, and regional (PUDs) entities.  WDFW will be the research lead for the project and obtain all necessary environmental compliance permits for the project.  Colville Confederated Tribes will be the primary contractor for the Okanogan Basin.  While all these various program contribute data to estimate VSP parameters for steelhead and spring Chinook salmon, these programs also share common deficiencies related to precision and accuracy of the abundance estimates.  Existing M & E activities combined with recent advances in PIT tag technology provide an opportunity to improve the quality of the data generated in order to make proper management decisions concerning ESA listed species.  The overall objectives of the project are to: 1) evaluate precision and accuracy of the smolt monitoring methodology for both steelhead and spring Chinook , 2) estimate the proportion of hatchery steelhead in each primary population, 3) estimate the precision of redd counts for both steelhead and spring Chinook and 4) evaluate the accuracy of the steelhead spawning ground survey design.  We also intend to conduct a steelhead radio telemetry study to independently validate estimates generated from PIT tags and to estimate steelhead population characteristics (overwinter survival, number of redds per female).  These tasks address in part or fully the critical uncertainties identified under Supplementation in the Columbia River Basin Research Plan (2006-03) and steelhead population characteristics (abundance, productivity, and ratio of hatchery fish) under the Fish and Wildlife Program.  Additionally, all of the studies in this proposal are directly consistent with RPAs for the FCRPS BiOp.

Additionally, in collaboration with PTAGIS managers and other researchers (e.g., Chris Jordan, NMFS; Pat Connolly, USGS) we will develop a request for proposals (i.e., subcontract) for the development of an automated process that would not only assist, but standardize how data from in-stream PIT tag arrays is analyzed.  Because many PIT tag arrays are already online with no efficient method of analyzing the data collected, we propose the scoping for the subcontract be conducted immediately and the project be completed the first year of the project.  The program would be developed in a common format (i.e., Access) and a suite of standardized queries would be available.  The program would be downloadable from the PTAGIS or other web sites and could be customized further if needed.

In summary, this project seeks to build on the existing programs in all the subbasins and provide information and equipment needed for long term monitoring of VSP parameters with a known level of accuracy and precision.

WDFW will be the research lead for the project and obtain all necessary environmental compliance permits for the project which includes CR-142326. Andrew Murdoch will be the point of contact for WDFW.  Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) will be the primary contractor for the Okanogan Basin; CR-142326.  John Arteburn is the point of contact for the CCT.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
07/01/2010
Contract End Date:
06/30/2011
Current Contract Value:
$601,239
Expenditures:
$601,239

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

BPA COTR:
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
EC documents obtained for this contract and for CR-142326 A: 165. Provide EC documentation to BPA 06/30/2011 07/01/2010
Project managed. Draft contracting package including the SOW, LIB, & PI submitted to COTR. B: 119. Manage and administer project 06/30/2011 06/28/2011
Statistical equations for smolt trapping C: 162. Review and develop statistical methods for smolt trapping 06/30/2011 06/28/2011
Estimated number of hatchery and wild steelhead at Priest Rapids Dam D: 157. Upper Columbia steelhead stock assessment 12/31/2010 12/31/2010
Software application for PIT tag generated from in-stream arrays E: 156. Develop software application for analysis of PIT tag data 06/30/2011 06/28/2011
Install PIT tag arrays F: 70. Install permanent in-stream PIT tag arrays in preselected locations 06/30/2011 06/28/2011
PIT tag recapture data G: 159. Upload PIT tag data to PTAGIS database 06/30/2011 06/28/2011
Number of hatchery and wild steelhead. H: 157. Estimate the number of hatchery and wild steelhead 06/30/2011 06/28/2011
Temporary PIT tag antennas I: 70. Install temporary PIT tag arrays in preselected locations 06/30/2011 06/15/2011
Number of steelhead that spawned outside of survey area J: 157. Estimate number of steelhead spawning outside of survey area 06/30/2011 06/28/2011
Estimates of observer efficiency K: 157. Estimate spring Chinook redd observer efficiency 10/31/2010 10/31/2010

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU (Endangered)
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Upper Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 2 instances of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Provide EC documentation to BPA 07/01/2010
B 119 Manage and administer project 07/01/2010
C 162 Review and develop statistical methods for smolt trapping 07/01/2010
D 157 Upper Columbia steelhead stock assessment 07/01/2010
E 156 Develop software application for analysis of PIT tag data 07/01/2010
F 70 Install permanent in-stream PIT tag arrays in preselected locations 07/01/2010
G 159 Upload PIT tag data to PTAGIS database 07/01/2010
H 157 Estimate the number of hatchery and wild steelhead 07/01/2010
I 70 Install temporary PIT tag arrays in preselected locations 07/01/2010
J 157 Estimate number of steelhead spawning outside of survey area 07/01/2010
K 157 Estimate spring Chinook redd observer efficiency 07/01/2010
L 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 07/01/2010
M 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (July 2010) to (June 2011) 07/01/2010