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Contract 54748: 2007-156-00 EXP ROCK CREEK FISH AND HABITAT ASSESSMENT
Project Number:
Title:
Rock Creek Fish and Habitat Assessment
BPA PM:
Stage:
Complete
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Columbia Lower Middle 100.00%
Contract Number:
54748
Contract Title:
2007-156-00 EXP ROCK CREEK FISH AND HABITAT ASSESSMENT
Contract Continuation:
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
Yakama Nation Fisheries Program
Rock Creek Fish and Habitat Assessment for the Prioritization of Restoration and Protection
Statement of Work and Budget 2008

BPA Project Number:  2007-156-00
BPA Project Title: Rock Creek Monitoring & Evaluation  

Contract Number:  

Contract Title: Rock Creek Monitoring & Evaluation
Performance/Budget Period:  June 1, 2011 - May 31, 2013


Technical Contact: Elaine Espirito Harvey
Fisheries Biologist
Yakama Nation Fisheries Program
P.O. Box 655
4 Bickleton Hwy.
Goldendale, WA 98620
Phone: 509-773-3147 / Fax: 509-773-3723
elaine@ykfp.org

Contracting Contact: Paul Ward
Program Manager
Yakama Nation Fisheries Program
P.O. Box 151
Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone: 509-865-6262 / Fax: 509-865-6293
ward@yakama.com

Financial Contact: Debbie Azure
Yakama Nation Fisheries Program
P.O. Box 151
Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone: 509-865-6262 / Fax: 509-865-6293
debbie@yakama.com


The Rock Creek Fish and Habitat Assessment Project goal to gather sufficient information on anadromous salmonid populations' (steelhead, fall Chinook, and coho) status within the subbasin to make informed decisions to identify and prioritize future habitat enhancement sites and treatments. Information will be collected on the abundance, growth, genetics, diseases, habitat use, and movement of salmonids in Rock Creek, a unique watershed of the Middle Columbia River.  
  
The Middle Columbia River Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Distinct Population Segment (DPS) was identified and listed as a threatened species on January 5, 2006 (71 FR 834). NOAA identified Rock Creek as Critical Habitat for Middle Columbia listed Steelhead DPS (NOAA 2005). The project is a partnership between the Yakama Nation (YN) and United States Geological Survey (USGS). Project activities include monitoring and evaluation activities that develop, analyze, and report information pertaining to natural production, genetics, and ecological interactions in order to prioritize restoration and protection actions. The Rock Creek subbasin has been identified as a unique watershed with a high productivity potential for steelhead (as evidenced by spawner surveys) but with significant habitat limitations (low flow, high stream temperatures, and riparian, channel and floodplain degradation).

Juvenile steelhead electrofishing surveys will be conducted to assess the current distribution, relative abundance, and life histories in selected portions of Rock Creek. Information on fish species composition will be collected during the work associated with population abundance and fish life history assessments. Fish species composition data will document the distribution of individual species, relative abundance, and movement within or out of the watershed. Abundance and distribution surveys, as well as fish movement data collected via PIT tag monitoring technology, will be used to assess survival and growth, and to identify key reaches and habitats (e.g., pool refugia) for future restoration or enhancement. Genetic tissue samples will be collected during the population abundance surveys for analysis of the genetic composition of the O. mykiss population in the Rock Creek system. The genetic analysis will obtain a baseline signature of genetic divergence among sub-populations and allow managers to determine the Rock Creek O. mykiss populations association with, and importance to the rest of the Middle Columbia Steelhead DPS.

A sub-sample of O. mykiss fish specimens will be obtained during population abundance surveys for disease sampling. This data will provide an important baseline on the health of existing fish populations in the Rock Creek drainage. Scale samples will be taken from a sub-sample of juvenile and adult steelhead (during spawning surveys) to determine age and stock composition. This project's scale collection and analyses will be the beginning of an ongoing sampling routine for Rock Creek steelhead stocks.  

The two year project's goal continues refinement of information to characterize baseline conditions of the Rock Creek subbasin and anadromous fish habitat to prioritize sites for restoration.  Environmental and biological attribute data will be collected throughout the watershed.  Data will be compiled, analyzed, and put into the Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment (EDT) model.  Historic watershed conditions (e.g. Government Land Office survey maps and notes, air photos, flow data) will also be researched and incorporated into the EDT model.  EDT modeling will assess watershed and field investigations to refine  the impact and magnitude of past activities, as well as restoration opportunities and benefits.  Possible restoration projects could be developed using EDT model projections.  The Lower Mid-Columbia including Rock Creek Subbasin plan did not conduct EDT model runs for the Rock Creek watershed and its anadromous salmonid populations.   Habitat and spawning gravel field surveys will be conducted in the mainstem and its tributaries to the current baseline conditions.  Spawning surveys and scale analysis will be done on steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), fall Chinook (O. tshawytscha), and coho (O. kisutch). Stream temperature and water quality monitoring will be conducted throughout the subbasin.

Note===========================================================
The COTR and manager, and the CO, have reviewed and accepted the 12-month SOW and Budget.  
These are reflected in the contract as offered to the Yakama Nation, to reflect the expected, full extent
of the scope and budget, when fully approved. However, the initial contract will be written for 9 months
and for 9/12ths of the 12-month Budget and SOW.  Upon successful completion of the ISRP review
process, BPA will extend the contract for an additional 3 months (to 12 months total) and release the
last 3 months of funds.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
06/01/2011
Contract End Date:
08/31/2012
Current Contract Value:
$268,167
Expenditures:
$268,167

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

BPA CO:
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
Debbie Azure Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Administrative Contact azud@yakamafish-nsn.gov (509) 865-5121x6334
Jeanette Burkhardt Yakama Confederated Tribes No Technical Contact jeanette@ykfp.org (509) 369-3157
Hannah Dondy-Kaplan Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead hadondy-kaplan@bpa.gov (503) 230-4071
Mary Haight Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR mthaight@bpa.gov (503) 230-3112
Elaine Harvey Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Technical Contact elaine@ykfp.org (509) 773-3147
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver ptlofy@bpa.gov (503) 230-4193
Khanida Mote Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kpmote@bpa.gov (503) 230-4599
Jackie Olney Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Administrative Contact olnj@yakamafish-nsn.gov (509) 865-5121x6313
Bill Sharp Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Contract Manager Bill_Sharp@yakama.com (509) 865-5121x6355
Paul Ward Yakama Confederated Tribes No Supervisor warp@yakamafish-nsn.gov (509) 949-4129
Joe Zendt Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Technical Contact jzendt@ykfp.org (509) 369-3184


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Finalize 2009 Annual Report & Upload to PISCES B: 132. Produce 2009 Final Annual Report (6/1/09-5/31/10) 11/25/2011 11/25/2011
Produce Final 2010 Annual Report & Upload to PISCES C: 132. Produce 2010 Final Annual Report (6/1/10-5/31/11) 08/31/2012
Project Direction for 2012 D: 119. Coordinate Project Direction with BPA 02/01/2012 03/15/2012
Funding Package - Submit final to COTR E: 119. Plan and coordinate project funding package 04/30/2012 04/30/2012
Spawning Surveys: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report F: 157. Spawning ground surveys (redd counts) and scale collection 05/31/2012 05/31/2012
Survey & Scale Collection: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report G: 157. Juvenile and resident salmonid population surveys and scale collection 05/15/2012 05/15/2012
Genetic Sampling: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report H: 157. Steelhead genetic data collection 05/15/2012 05/15/2012
Genetic Analysis: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report I: 162. Steelhead genetic tissue analysis and synthesis 05/15/2012 05/15/2012
Habitat Surveys: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report J: 157. All Species: Habitat Surveys 05/15/2012 05/15/2012
Water Monitoring: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report K: 157. Water quality and temperature 05/31/2012 05/31/2012
Pathogen Sampling: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report L: 157. Pathogen sampling 05/31/2012 05/31/2012
PITAGIS database M: 158. Juvenile steelhead PIT tagging 05/15/2012 05/15/2012
Scale Analysis: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report N: 162. Scale Analysis 05/31/2012 05/31/2012
Spawning Gravel: Rock Creek Database with Results presented in Annual Report O: 157. Sample spawning gravel 05/15/2012 05/15/2012
At least one visit to at least one of the local elementary schools by Rock Creek staff person. P: 99. Public outreach and education to local residents and other agencies 05/15/2012 03/31/2012
Data will be available through the EDT Mobrand website under Rock Creek Watershed Database. Q: 162. EDT modeling; incorporate new habitat and biological data 05/31/2012 05/31/2012
Rock Creek Prioritization List R: 162. Data collected this year will be analyzed and compared with available data from past years 05/28/2012 05/28/2012
Environmental Compliance Documentation S: 165. Participate in ESA/NEPA Compliance for Rock Creek M&E & Fisheries Management 01/11/2012 01/11/2012
Project Management Activities T: 98. Manage daily project activities 05/31/2012 05/31/2012
Conduct planting at two sites U: 47. Plant: Lower Rock Creek Mainstem 05/15/2012 05/15/2012
Invasive weed control at riparian tree project sites. V: 53. Invasive weed control at riparian tree planting sites 04/30/2012 04/30/2012
PIT tag interrogator PTIS MUX maintenance and evaluation W: 158. Subcontract for PIT tag interrogator maintenance and monitoring 05/15/2012 05/15/2012
Key locations for wetland habitat restoration in the headwaters list X: 181. Reconnaissance of Rock Creek headwater meadow/spring restoration potential with timberland owners 05/31/2012 05/31/2012
Installation of Multi-plex PIT-tag reader Z: 70. Purchase a replacement Multi-plex PIT-tag reader for lower Rock Creek 08/31/2012 08/31/2012

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) - All Populations
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 53 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 5 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) - Lower Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Coho (O. kisutch) - Unspecified Population
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 53 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 5 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 53 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 1 instance of WE 98 Other
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 7 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 4 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Rainbow (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 06/01/2011
B 132 Produce 2009 Final Annual Report (6/1/09-5/31/10) 06/01/2011
C 132 Produce 2010 Final Annual Report (6/1/10-5/31/11) 06/01/2011
D 119 Coordinate Project Direction with BPA 06/01/2011
E 119 Plan and coordinate project funding package 06/01/2011
F 157 Spawning ground surveys (redd counts) and scale collection 06/01/2011
G 157 Juvenile and resident salmonid population surveys and scale collection 06/01/2011
H 157 Steelhead genetic data collection 07/18/2011
I 162 Steelhead genetic tissue analysis and synthesis 06/01/2011
J 157 All Species: Habitat Surveys 07/18/2011
K 157 Water quality and temperature 07/18/2011
L 157 Pathogen sampling 07/18/2011
M 158 Juvenile steelhead PIT tagging 07/18/2011
N 162 Scale Analysis 06/01/2011
O 157 Sample spawning gravel 07/18/2011
P 99 Public outreach and education to local residents and other agencies 06/01/2011
Q 162 EDT modeling; incorporate new habitat and biological data 06/01/2011
R 162 Data collected this year will be analyzed and compared with available data from past years 06/01/2011
S 165 Participate in ESA/NEPA Compliance for Rock Creek M&E & Fisheries Management 06/01/2011
T 98 Manage daily project activities 06/01/2011
U 47 Plant: Lower Rock Creek Mainstem 07/18/2011
V 53 Invasive weed control at riparian tree planting sites 07/18/2011
W 158 Subcontract for PIT tag interrogator maintenance and monitoring 07/18/2011
X 181 Reconnaissance of Rock Creek headwater meadow/spring restoration potential with timberland owners 07/18/2011
Y 115 Literature review of existing metadata and development of study design for geomorphic assessment
Z 70 Purchase a replacement Multi-plex PIT-tag reader for lower Rock Creek 06/01/2011