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Contract 53849: 1991-019-03 EXP HUNGRY HORSE MITIGATION/HABITAT
Project Number:
Title:
Hungry Horse Mitigation Habitat Restoration and Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RM&E)
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Columbia Flathead 100.00%
Contract Number:
53849
Contract Title:
1991-019-03 EXP HUNGRY HORSE MITIGATION/HABITAT
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
NOTE TO CONTRACT OFFICER:  Send contract documents to Karen Zackheim, administrative contact.

Subbasin:  Flathead.  This project conducts mitigation actions in the Flathead River headwaters downstream to Flathead Lake, including lakes within the subbasin boundary.

Project Background:
In 1991, Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks (MFWP) and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) published the Fisheries Mitigation Plan for Losses Attributable to the Construction and Operation of Hungry Horse Dam (MFWP and CSKT 1991).  This Mitigation Plan presented fisheries losses, mitigation options, and recommendations to protect, mitigate, and enhance resident fish and aquatic habitat impacted by the construction and operation of Hungry Horse Dam.  The Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council; formerly the Northwest Power Planning Council) approved the loss statement: including annual losses of 250,000 juvenile bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) and 65,000 juvenile westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi), plus 124 km of critical, low gradient spawning and rearing habitat that was inundated and lost subsequent to the filling of Hungry Horse Reservoir.  The Council then directed MFWP and CSKT to immediately develop an Implementation Plan, which was adopted for Hungry Horse Dam (MFWP and CSKT 1993).  On-the-ground mitigation activities began in 1992.  This project is one of a few federally funded, Columbia River mitigation projects carrying out a plan to offset a Council-adopted loss statement.  Fisheries losses were to be offset by modifying dam operations, restoring or reconnecting habitat, reducing negative non-native species interactions, and implementing hatchery (native fish conservation) technology and offsite mitigation.  

The Council subsequently adopted the Flathead Subbasin Plan in 2004 (CSKT and MFWP 2004).  The federal action agency's 4-H plan is designed to recover Columbia River fish species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (Federal Caucus 2000).  Our mitigation program is directed by a similar scientific framework to offset fisheries losses at various spatial scales, descending from basin-wide mitigation requirements to site-specific actions.  Mitigation projects are selected and prioritized based on decision pathways described in the Flathead Subbasin Plan (2004), and specific objectives and tasks are described in detail in the 2010-2011 contract and statement of work.  This project will focus on improving conditions for native fish survival and recovery in the upper Flathead River and Lake system.  From July 2010 through June 2011 our work will focus on assessing population level effects of dam operations on native fishes (bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, and mountain whitefish), implementing habitat improvement and fish passage projects, and quantifying and mitigating deleterious effects of non-native aquatic species on native fishes.  Specific project descriptions and their objectives are explained herein.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
07/01/2011
Contract End Date:
06/30/2012
Current Contract Value:
$1,471,707
Expenditures:
$1,471,707

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Oct-2022.

BPA COR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
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
Matt Boyer Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Yes Technical Contact mboyer@mt.gov (406) 751-4570
Cecilia Brown Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR ckbrown@bpa.gov (503) 230-3462
Mike Burke Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) No Administrative Contact miburke@mt.gov (406) 444-3301
Hannah Dondy-Kaplan Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead hadondy-kaplan@bpa.gov (503) 230-4071
James Dunnigan Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Yes Technical Contact jdunnigan@mt.gov (406) 293-4161x200
Paul Krueger Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver pqkrueger@bpa.gov (503) 230-5723
Brian Marotz Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Yes Supervisor bmarotz@mt.gov (406) 751-4546
Amber Steed Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Yes Technical Contact asteed@mt.gov (406) 751-4541
Ryan Sylvester Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Yes Technical Contact rsylvester@mt.gov (406) 293-4161x203
Joel Tohtz Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Yes Contract Manager jtohtz@mt.gov (406) 751-4570
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Environmental documentation for all activities requiring such review A: 165. EC work as appropriate for the different Work Elements 06/30/2012 01/30/2012
Data from South Fork Flathead WCT project B: 157. Sampling and assays for South Fork WCT project 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Written assessments of data from work element C: Sampling and assays for South Fork WCT projec C: 162. Data analysis for South Fork WCT project 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Remove hybrid trout from Wildcat Lake and outlet stream D: 190. South Fork hybrid trout removal project 09/09/2011 09/01/2011
Six restocked lakes: Black, Blackfoot, Lower Big Hawk, Margaret, Clayton, and Wildcat E: 187. Restock treated lakes with WCT 12/30/2011 08/30/2011
Danaher Creek WCT collections F: 157. Danaher Creek WCT collections for Sekokini Springs rearing facility 09/01/2011 07/22/2011
Written assessments of bull trout meta-population structure G: 162. Bull trout metapopulation structure: summary report 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Update of WCT and RBT hybridization in the Flathead River system H: 157. Investigations of WCT and RBT hybridization in the Flathead River system: data collection 06/29/2012 06/29/2012
Report assessments of data collected in work element H I: 162. Investigations of WCT and RBT hybridization in the Flathead River system: data analyses 06/29/2012 06/29/2012
Collect and compile demographic data on bull trout in the Flathead River system J: 157. Estimate bull trout survival in the Flathead River system: data collection 06/29/2012 02/29/2012
Analyze bull trout survival data in Big and Trail creeks, Flathead River system K: 162. Estimate bull trout survival in the Flathead River system: data analyses 06/29/2012 06/29/2012
Collect diet, growth, and condition of WCT in the Flathead River system L: 157. Diet, growth, and condition of WCT and RBT in the Flathead River: data collection 06/29/2012 06/29/2012
Analyze diet, growth, and condition of WCT in the Flathead River M: 162. Diet, growth, and condition of WCT and RBT in the Flathead River: data analyses 06/29/2012 06/29/2012
Collect mountain whitefish spawning location, movement, and growth data in the Flathead River N: 157. Estimate abundance, movement, growth, and survival of MWF; FHR data collection 06/29/2012 06/29/2012
Analyze MWF spawning location, movement, and growth data in the Flathead River O: 162. Estimate abundance, movement, growth, and survival of MWF; FHR data analyses 06/29/2012 06/29/2012
Sekokini Springs Hatchery FY2012 construction upgrades. P: 61. Continuing upgrade of Sekokini Springs research facility 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
New Plantings completed to support the Louden Conservation Easement Q: 47. New Plantings to support the Louden Conservation Easement 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Weed control at Sekokini Springs and other restoration sites R: 53. Weed Control at Sekokini Springs and restoration sites 01/01/2012 01/01/2012
Lake inventory and assessments S: 115. Flathead watershed valley lakes assessment and ANS prevention 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Produce a plan to enhance instream fish habitat complexity in the South Fork of Coal Creek T: 175. South Fork Coal Creek Instream Habitat Complexity Enhancement 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Collect water samples from the Flathead River system for microchemical analyses. U: 157. Collect Flathead River system water samples for microchemical analyses 06/30/2012 03/30/2012
Report results of analyses on water microchemistry collected from the Flathead River system V: 162. Analyze microchemistry of Flathead River system water samples 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Collect water and algae samples from the Flathead River system W: 157. Collect water and algae samples from the Flathead River 06/29/2012 06/29/2012
Analyze water and algae samples collected from the Flathead River system X: 162. Analyze water and algae samples from the Flathead River 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Q-PCR protocol for early detection of Dreissenid veligers Y: 157. Development and validation of Q-PCR tests for early detection of dreissenid mussels 06/30/2012
SNP genetic markers for Oncorhynchus Z: 157. SNP genetic markers to assess hybridization, adaptation, and restoration success of RBT and WCT 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
SNP genetic markers for Salvelinus confluentus AA: 157. SNP genetic markers to assess connectivity and restoration success in bull trout 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Description of genetic structure of 13 populations of Lake Trout AB: 157. Microsattelite assessment of the genetic structure of 13 Lake Trout populations 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Report of findings concerning the use of electricity as a lake trout suppression tool AC: 156. Investigate using electricity as a lake trout suppression tool 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Funding Package - Submit draft to COTR AD: 119. Project Management and Administration 04/01/2012 04/01/2012
Attach Progress Report in Pisces AE: 132. Submit Annual Report for period 7/1/11 to 6/30/12 06/30/2012 06/30/2012

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics Customize

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope (O. c. lewisi)
  • 1 instance of WE 190 Remove, Exclude and/or Relocate Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 53 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 61 Maintain Artificial Production Facility/Infrastructure
  • 1 instance of WE 187 Put and Take Fisheries
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 7 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 5 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Freshwater Mussels
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Trout, Bull (S. confluentus) (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 53 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 4 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 4 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Lake (S. namaycush) [OBSOLETE]
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Whitefish, Mountain (Prosopium williamsoni)
  • 1 instance 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 EC work as appropriate for the different Work Elements 07/01/2011
B 157 Sampling and assays for South Fork WCT project 07/18/2011
C 162 Data analysis for South Fork WCT project 07/01/2011
D 190 South Fork hybrid trout removal project 07/18/2011
E 187 Restock treated lakes with WCT 07/18/2011
F 157 Danaher Creek WCT collections for Sekokini Springs rearing facility 07/18/2011
G 162 Bull trout metapopulation structure: summary report 07/01/2011
H 157 Investigations of WCT and RBT hybridization in the Flathead River system: data collection 07/18/2011
I 162 Investigations of WCT and RBT hybridization in the Flathead River system: data analyses 07/01/2011
J 157 Estimate bull trout survival in the Flathead River system: data collection 07/18/2011
K 162 Estimate bull trout survival in the Flathead River system: data analyses 07/01/2011
L 157 Diet, growth, and condition of WCT and RBT in the Flathead River: data collection 07/18/2011
M 162 Diet, growth, and condition of WCT and RBT in the Flathead River: data analyses 07/01/2011
N 157 Estimate abundance, movement, growth, and survival of MWF; FHR data collection 07/18/2011
O 162 Estimate abundance, movement, growth, and survival of MWF; FHR data analyses 07/01/2011
P 61 Continuing upgrade of Sekokini Springs research facility
Q 47 New Plantings to support the Louden Conservation Easement 07/18/2011
R 53 Weed Control at Sekokini Springs and restoration sites 07/18/2011
S 115 Flathead watershed valley lakes assessment and ANS prevention 07/18/2011
T 175 South Fork Coal Creek Instream Habitat Complexity Enhancement 07/01/2011
U 157 Collect Flathead River system water samples for microchemical analyses 07/18/2011
V 162 Analyze microchemistry of Flathead River system water samples 07/01/2011
W 157 Collect water and algae samples from the Flathead River 07/18/2011
X 162 Analyze water and algae samples from the Flathead River 07/01/2011
Y 157 Development and validation of Q-PCR tests for early detection of dreissenid mussels 07/18/2011
Z 157 SNP genetic markers to assess hybridization, adaptation, and restoration success of RBT and WCT 07/18/2011
AA 157 SNP genetic markers to assess connectivity and restoration success in bull trout 07/18/2011
AB 157 Microsattelite assessment of the genetic structure of 13 Lake Trout populations 07/18/2011
AC 156 Investigate using electricity as a lake trout suppression tool 07/01/2011
AD 119 Project Management and Administration 07/01/2011
AE 132 Submit Annual Report for period 7/1/11 to 6/30/12 07/01/2011
AF 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 07/01/2011