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Contract 51456: 2010-003-00 EXP LOWER SO FORK CLEARWATER R WATERSHED RESTORATION
Project Number:
Title:
Lower South Fork Clearwater/Slate Creek Watershed Restoration
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Clearwater 100.00%
Contract Number:
51456
Contract Title:
2010-003-00 EXP LOWER SO FORK CLEARWATER R WATERSHED RESTORATION
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
Contract History:

This project is implemented as part of the Nez Perce National Forest (NPNF)/Nez Perce Tribe (NPT) restoration partnership.  This project represents a merger of two ongoing Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and NPT restoration projects, #1996-077-05, Meadow Creek Watershed Restoration and #2000-036-00, Mill Creek Watershed Restoration, and an expansion of the project area to include all of the NPNF lands in the lower South Fork Clearwater Basin rather than just selected watersheds.  The restoration partnership has been ongoing in the basin since 1996 and this project unification greatly increases the geographic area covered, and enhances the administrative and financial efficiency in order to maximize the direct benefit to fish and wildlife.

The goal of the project is to restore the physical and biological characteristics of the watershed to provide quality habitat for anadromous and resident fish species that support the historical, cultural, and economic practices of the Nez Perce Tribe.  The South Fork Clearwater River watershed contains proposed critical habitat for listed species steelhead trout, potential critical habitat for bull trout, and has moderate habitat potential for spring Chinook salmon.  Restoration follows a ridge top to ridge top approach with implementation focused on restoring riparian processes by addressing increased water temperatures, increased sedimentation, cattle grazing effects, aquatic habitat connectivity, and exotic invasive plants.  The cost share on this project has been contributed by the Nez Perce National Forest who provides at least a 30% match including cash and in-kind contributions. Project planning and implementation responsibilities are also shared with the Nez Perce National Forest.

FY 11 - 12 Implementation Summary:

FY 11 and FY 12 implementation includes the removal of up to 33 miles of roads (to reduce sediment input to streams), one stream restoration project (to improve hydrologic capacity, reduce potential sediment delivery, and provide connectivity), one culvert replacement (to improve hydrologic capacity, reduce potential sediment delivery, and provide connectivity), riparian planting (to decrease water temperatures and reduce potential sediment delivery), fence maintenance (to protect riparian plants), erosion control, project implementation/effectiveness monitoring and evaluation, and continued planning and coordination for next year's projects and out-year habitat improvements.

NPT Watershed personnel will also conduct invasive weed inventory and treatment, and continue an inventory of roads throughout the Lower South Fork Clearwater River watershed in order to identify fish passage barriers and road associated risks to aquatic species.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
03/01/2011
Contract End Date:
02/28/2013
Current Contract Value:
$1,541,705
Expenditures:
$1,541,705

* 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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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Brenda Aguirre Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead baguirre@bpa.gov (503) 230-5928
Jenifer Harris Nez Perce Tribe No Interested Party jeniferh@nezperce.org (208) 983-1290
Arleen Henry Nez Perce Tribe No Administrative Contact arleenh@nezperce.org (208) 621-3833
Mark Johnson Nez Perce Tribe Yes Contract Manager markj@nezperce.org (208) 621-3561
David Kaplowe Bonneville Power Administration Yes COR djkaplowe@bpa.gov (503) 230-5365
Paul Krueger Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver pqkrueger@bpa.gov (503) 230-5723
Heidi McRoberts Nez Perce Tribe Yes Supervisor heidim@nezperce.org (208) 621-3548
Emmit Taylor, Jr. Nez Perce Tribe No Supervisor emmitt@nezperce.org (208) 621-3544
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration Yes Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Concluded
Environmental compliance documentation submitted to BPA A: 165. Provide environmental compliance information to BPA for projects on Forest Service Lands 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Mill Creek Channel and Floodplain Restored B: 30. Realign and Restore Mill Creek 07/01/2012 09/14/2011
Bridge Replaced and Channel Restored C: 30. Replace Tenmile Creek Bridge and Restore Channel 12/15/2012 11/02/2012
Culvert replacement completed D: 184. Replace Grouse Creek Culvert 10/31/2012 08/02/2012
Road decommissioning completed E: 33. North Meadow Creek Road Decommissioning 12/15/2011 09/09/2011
Road decommissioning completed G: 33. Meadow Face Phase III Road Decommissioning 12/15/2012 09/28/2012
Riparian vegetation planted H: 47. Plant Riparian Vegetation - Mill Creek 02/28/2013 02/22/2013
Riparian re-vegetation complete I: 47. Plant riparian vegetation - McComas Meadows 02/28/2013 02/22/2013
Cages inspected and relocated J: 22. Protect hawthorn trees within McComas Meadows 10/01/2012 08/10/2012
Weed treatment completed L: 53. Treat Exotic Invasive Species - McComas Meadows 11/15/2012 08/14/2012
Fence maintained M: 186. Maintain Fence - Mill Creek 12/31/2012 12/31/2012
Fence maintained N: 186. Maintain Fence - McComas Meadows 12/31/2012 12/31/2012
Culvert and bridge data collected O: 115. Collect Data on Existing Culverts and Bridges 02/28/2013 02/15/2013
Road data collected P: 115. Collect Data on Roads to Identify Aquatic Impacts 11/10/2012 11/30/2012
Culvert data collected Q: 157. Collect Data on Culverts/Bridges that have been Replaced 11/30/2012 11/23/2012
Road data collected R: 157. Collect Data on Roads that were Removed 10/31/2012 11/30/2012
Habitat data collected S: 157. Stream Habitat Data Collection 02/28/2013 02/27/2013
Data analyzed and 2011 and 2012 reports completed T: 162. Lower South Fork Clearwater Data Analysis 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
FY 2013 SOW package and FY 2011 and FY 2012 accrual estimates completed U: 119. Management, Coordination and Communication 12/18/2012 12/15/2012
Final FY 2011 annual report attached to this contract V: 132. Complete Annual Report for the period 3/1/2011 - 2/28/2012 02/28/2012 02/23/2012
Final FY 2012 annual report attached to this contract W: 132. Complete Annual Report for the period 3/1/2012 - 2/28/2013 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Final Design Completed Y: 175. Hunt Creek Culvert Replacement Design 02/28/2013 02/26/2013
Final Designs Completed Z: 175. Black George Creek Culvert Replacement Designs 02/28/2013 02/26/2013

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics Customize

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Fall ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 22 Maintain Vegetation
  • 2 instances of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 2 instances of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
  • 3 instances of WE 33 Decommission Road/Relocate Road
  • 2 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 2 instances of WE 53 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer (not listed)
  • 2 instances of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 3 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Snake River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 22 Maintain Vegetation
  • 2 instances of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 2 instances of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
  • 3 instances of WE 33 Decommission Road/Relocate Road
  • 2 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 2 instances of WE 53 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 2 instances of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 3 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab 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 environmental compliance information to BPA for projects on Forest Service Lands 03/01/2011
B 30 Realign and Restore Mill Creek 03/01/2011
C 30 Replace Tenmile Creek Bridge and Restore Channel 06/07/2011
D 184 Replace Grouse Creek Culvert 05/23/2012
E 33 North Meadow Creek Road Decommissioning 03/01/2011
F 33 Fall Creek Road Decommissioning 03/01/2011
G 33 Meadow Face Phase III Road Decommissioning 03/01/2011
H 47 Plant Riparian Vegetation - Mill Creek 05/10/2011
I 47 Plant riparian vegetation - McComas Meadows 05/10/2011
J 22 Protect hawthorn trees within McComas Meadows 03/01/2011
K 53 Treat Exotic Invasive Species - Mill Creek 05/10/2011
L 53 Treat Exotic Invasive Species - McComas Meadows 05/10/2011
M 186 Maintain Fence - Mill Creek 03/01/2011
N 186 Maintain Fence - McComas Meadows 03/01/2011
O 115 Collect Data on Existing Culverts and Bridges 05/10/2011
P 115 Collect Data on Roads to Identify Aquatic Impacts 03/01/2011
Q 157 Collect Data on Culverts/Bridges that have been Replaced 05/10/2011
R 157 Collect Data on Roads that were Removed 05/10/2011
S 157 Stream Habitat Data Collection 05/10/2011
T 162 Lower South Fork Clearwater Data Analysis 03/01/2011
U 119 Management, Coordination and Communication 03/01/2011
V 132 Complete Annual Report for the period 3/1/2011 - 2/28/2012 03/01/2011
W 132 Complete Annual Report for the period 3/1/2012 - 2/28/2013 03/01/2011
X 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 03/01/2011
Y 175 Hunt Creek Culvert Replacement Design 01/31/2012
Z 175 Black George Creek Culvert Replacement Designs 01/31/2012
AA 175 Trail #313 Improvement and Crossing Design 01/31/2012