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Contract 5254: 2001-022-00 15 MILE CREEK ORCHARD PESTICIDE POLLUTION RISK STUDY
Project Number:
Title:
15 Mile Cr Orchard Pesticide
Stage:
Closed
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Gorge Fifteenmile 100.00%
Contract Number:
5254
Contract Title:
2001-022-00 15 MILE CREEK ORCHARD PESTICIDE POLLUTION RISK STUDY
Continuation of Contract:
n/a
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The Dalles Area Orchards Integrated Fruit Production, A project to reduce the use of OP pesticides
Title:  Accelerate the Application of Integrated Fruit Production to Reduce the Risk of Pesticide Pollution in Fifteenmile Sub-basin Orchards

BPA Project #200102200,  BPA Contract #00005254
Budget Period:  January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005

Project Sponsor: Wy' East Resource Conservation and Development Area
Project Contact: Mike Omeg, Tree Fruit Entomologist, Wy'East RC&D
2325 River Road, Suite 2, The Dalles, OR 97058
(541) 296-2391 x102, mike.omeg@wyeastrcd.org

Summary  
A project to prevent pesticide pollution from orchard operations in the Fifteenmile Sub-basin, 17070105, at The Dalles.  The Wasco County Fruit and Produce League orchard growers' objective is to implement Integrated Fruit Production (IFP) practices with special attention on pest management.

Growers will reduce the use of broad-spectrum pesticides replacing them with new generation less toxic pesticides.  The new generation pesticides reduce the risk of pollution to land and aquatic resources affecting salmon and other endangered species.  The use of less toxic pesticides requires growers to be more precise in the timing of the application of these pesticides because they do not persist in the environment like broad-spectrum pesticides.  Growers will use a network of remote weather stations in orchards to collect precise weather data to calculate pest and disease degree-day models for specific orchard sites.  Orchard growers will use the degree-day models and data to make better decisions and to make precise timed applications of new generation pesticides.

GOAL: ACCELERATE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INTEGRATED FRUIT PRODUCTION PRACTICES TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF BROAD-SPECTRUM PESTICIDES USED TO CONTROL PESTS.  Promote natural, cultural, biological, bio-technical and less toxic pesticides to control pests in Fifteenmile Sub-basin orchards which will minimize the risk of water pollution or damage to fish and wildlife species such as salmon and steelhead.

OBJECTIVE 1: OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A NETWORK OF REMOTE ORCHARD WEATHER STATIONS that enable orchard growers to use predictive degree-day models and management information systems to ensure that pesticide applications are timely and precise.  Criteria for success.  Orchard growers will change current pest-management practices by reducing the total amount of OP pesticides applied to orchard crops.  By the end of 2005, 80% or 6,000 acres of orchards will be managed using IFP practices.  (There are approximately 7,500 acres of orchards in Wasco County, 150 landowners who own orchards, and 75 growers actively managing orchards).  Time Frame to begin is January 2004 and complete by December 2005.  Target Group: Orchard growers in Fifteenmile Watershed.

OBJECTIVE 2: INFORMATION TRANSFER.  Create the ability for orchard growers to apply Integrated Fruit Production practices to incorporate integrated pest management into orchard management operations.  Criteria for success: Seek 100% adoption of IFP practices by orchard growers through cooperative efforts such as education and technical assistance activities.  Information is "personalized" to meet grower need.  Reach 10 community groups about the importance of IFP by orchard growers, the benefits to the community and the restoration of stream habitat.  Present lessons learned to orchard grower groups in the Columbia Basin.  Target Group: orchard growers and community groups.

OBJECTIVE 3: WATER QUALITY MONITORING.  Continue to improve our understanding of pesticides in Fifteenmile Sub-basin orchards and evaluate the impact of IFP practices designed to reduce OP pesticides in streams.  Work with specialists from Oregon State University, the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, EPA, and other sources to develop a sampling protocol which accurately assesses the types and amounts of pesticides which enter area streams.  These data will be used to improve farm conservation plans and identify areas which require specialized IFP techniques which reduce spray drift.  Criteria for success: Determine the extent of pesticides in Fifteenmile Sub-basin streams affected by orchards.

OBJECTIVE 4: MONITORING & EVALUATION.  Begin a process of adaptive management that uses monitoring, evaluation, and experimentation to provide information to adjust resource management decisions as needed.

OBJECTIVE 5: PROJECT MANAGEMENT The Wy'East RC&D will be responsible for all project coordination, making sure the work plan is followed and equipment and service providers are paid in a timely manner.  Making timely progress reports to all grantors and requesting progress payments.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
05/01/2001
Contract End Date:
01/31/2006
Current Contract Value:
$736,998
Expenditures:
$736,998

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

Env. Compliance Lead:
None
Work Order Number:
83859
Task Number:
1
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Deliverable complete A: 98. Purchase additional equipment and install 12/31/2005 12/31/2005
Deliverable complete B: 160. Information delivery system 12/31/2005 12/31/2005
Deliverable complete C: 174. Develop & implement IFP plans with growers 12/31/2005 12/31/2005
Deliverable complete D: 162. Validate degree-day models (partner funded) 12/31/2005 10/11/2005
Deliverable complete E: 99. Information transfer & monitoring & evaluation 12/31/2005 12/31/2005
Deliverable complete F: 157. Water quality monitoring 12/31/2005 12/31/2005
Deliverable complete G: 141. Prepare quarterly status reports 12/31/2005 12/31/2005
Annual Report for Jan-Dec 2005 H: 132. Prepare annual report 12/31/2005 12/31/2005
Deliverable complete I: 165. Ensure project has environmental clearance from BPA 01/01/2005 10/11/2005
Deliverable complete J: 119. Project Management 12/31/2005

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Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
All Anadromous Fish
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
All Anadromous Salmonids
  • 1 instance of WE 174 Produce Plan
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Bass, Smallmouth (M. dolomieu)
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Catfish (Ictalurus spp.) [OBSOLETE]
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Carp, Common (Cyprinus carpio) [OBSOLETE]
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) [OBSOLETE]
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Crappie, White (P. annularis) [OBSOLETE]
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal (O. clarkii clarkii)- Resident Populations
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Freshwater Mussels
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Perch, Yellow (Perca flavescens) [OBSOLETE]
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Pikeminnow, Northern (Ptychocheilus oregonensis) [OBSOLETE]
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Sturgeon, White (Acipenser transmontanus) - All Populations except Kootenai R. DPS
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Trout, Brown (Salmo trutta) [OBSOLETE]
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Trout, Bull (S. confluentus) (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Trout, Rainbow (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) [OBSOLETE]
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Whitefish, Mountain (Prosopium williamsoni)
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA Public Involvement NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 98 Purchase additional equipment and install
B 160 Information delivery system
C 174 Develop & implement IFP plans with growers
D 162 Validate degree-day models (partner funded)
E 99 Information transfer & monitoring & evaluation
F 157 Water quality monitoring
G 141 Prepare quarterly status reports
H 132 Prepare annual report
I 165 Ensure project has environmental clearance from BPA
J 119 Project Management
K 185 Quarterly reports in Pisces