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Contract 50406: 2002-037-00 EXP ACCORD FRESHWATER MUSSELS IN UMATILLA & JOHN DAY
Project Number:
Title:
Freshwater Mussel Research and Restoration
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Umatilla 100.00%
Contract Number:
50406
Contract Title:
2002-037-00 EXP ACCORD FRESHWATER MUSSELS IN UMATILLA & JOHN DAY
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
This contract for FY2011 is approved under the Columbia Basin Fish Accords 10 year MOA with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR).   Since its inception in 2003, the Freshwater Mussel Project of the CTUIR has conducted research designed to understand the biology and ecology of freshwater mussels. Specifically, the project has focused on three main components designed to determine: 1) the status and distribution of freshwater mussels in CTUIR Tribal lands; (2) factors controlling the distribution and abundance of mussels, and (3) whether genetic differences exist among western freshwater mussel species in the Columbia River basin.  The long-term goal of this project has been to restore freshwater mussels to the Umatilla River basin as part of ongoing efforts to rebuild ecosystem diversity, function, and traditional cultural opportunities in the basin.

Freshwater mussels in western North America (Genera Anodonta, Margaritifera, and Gonidea) are notoriously understudied, although they have historically been a major component of the biomass in western aquatic systems and likely have a disproportionately large impact on ecological stability and processes in these systems.  Recently BPA and CTUIR have funded pioneering work on the genetic composition and taxonomy of western freshwater mussels.  Now that the basic genetic subdivisions and landscape patterns of genetic variance have been described for these groups of mussels, studies on habitat requirements and ecological roles can be designed appropriately.  Such studies are critical for effective monitoring, conservation, and restoration programs.  

CTUIR is interested in conserving freshwater mussels and restoring viable populations in the context of “First Foods” resource management on Tribal and ceded lands.  One of the major goals of CTUIR is to restore sustainable populations of freshwater mussels to the Umatilla River system.  The John Day and Walla Walla River systems, on ceded lands, contain large populations of freshwater mussels, and are a high priority for conservation.  These river systems (particularly the John Day) also provide opportunities to study the distribution, habitat requirements, and ecosystem functions of freshwater mussels.  Conclusions drawn from the distribution of mussels in this system can inform restoration efforts in other rivers , such as the Umatilla.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
10/01/2010
Contract End Date:
09/30/2011
Current Contract Value:
$262,577
Expenditures:
$262,577

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

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
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 Complete
Provide appropriate environmental compliance materials A: 165. Provide Environmental Compliance documentation for mussel project 09/30/2011 09/30/2011
Submit data to CTUIR's central database B: 159. Submit data to CTUIR central database 09/23/2011 09/23/2011
Identify host fish and timing of glochidial release for western mussel species C: 157. Fish Host Experiment 09/30/2011 09/30/2011
Determine host fish for two western freshwater mussel genera D: 162. Analyze results of host fish experiments 09/30/2011 09/30/2011
Monitor translocated mussels in Umatilla River E: 157. Monitor translocated mussels in Umatilla River 09/30/2011 09/30/2011
Monitor mussel populations in the John Day River system F: 157. Implementation of long-term freshwater mussel monitoring program 09/30/2011 09/30/2011
Construct predictive model for mussel occurrence to aid in mussel restoration and relocation efforts G: 162. Characterize western freshwater mussels habitat relationships 09/30/2011 09/30/2011
Establish the population age structure of mussels in the Middle Fork John Day River H: 162. Establish the population age structure of mussels in the Middle Fork John Day River 08/01/2011 08/01/2011
Present project findings at professional meetings I: 161. Present project findings at professional meetings 05/26/2011 05/26/2011
Attach Progress Report in Pisces J: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period Oct 2004 to Sep 2007 07/29/2011
Attach Progress Report in Pisces K: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period Oct 2008 to Sep 2009 07/29/2011 07/29/2011
Attach Progress Report in Pisces L: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period Oct 2009 to Sep 2010 07/01/2011 06/30/2011
Manage and administer Freshwater Mussel project N: 119. Project Management for mussel project 09/30/2011 09/30/2011

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Freshwater Mussels
  • 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 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Provide Environmental Compliance documentation for mussel project 10/01/2010
B 159 Submit data to CTUIR central database 10/01/2010
C 157 Fish Host Experiment 10/01/2010
D 162 Analyze results of host fish experiments 10/01/2010
E 157 Monitor translocated mussels in Umatilla River 10/01/2010
F 157 Implementation of long-term freshwater mussel monitoring program 10/01/2010
G 162 Characterize western freshwater mussels habitat relationships 10/01/2010
H 162 Establish the population age structure of mussels in the Middle Fork John Day River 10/01/2010
I 161 Present project findings at professional meetings 10/01/2010
J 132 Submit Progress Report for the period Oct 2004 to Sep 2007 10/01/2010
K 132 Submit Progress Report for the period Oct 2008 to Sep 2009 10/01/2010
L 132 Submit Progress Report for the period Oct 2009 to Sep 2010 10/01/2010
M 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 10/01/2010
N 119 Project Management for mussel project 10/01/2010