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Contract 55970: 2003-017-00 EXP ISEMP - ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH - JOHN DAY
Project Number:
Title:
Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program (ISEMP)
BPA PM:
Stage:
Complete
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Contract Number:
55970
Contract Title:
2003-017-00 EXP ISEMP - ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH - JOHN DAY
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
****** CCR 27079 Purpose, need, and justification: ISEMP has produced a tremendous amount of PIT tag information in the Wenatchee, Entiat, John Day, and Salmon Basins that will be used to estimate abundance, growth, and survival of Chinook and steelhead.  Survival rates over different life-stages are perhaps the most important variables evaluated in life-cycle modeling and informing responses of these listed species to mitigation measures outlined in the FCRPS Biological Opinion (BiOp).  This information is crucial for the the 2013 BiOp Comprehensive Evaluations.  In addition, the ability to produce accurate and precise survival estimates is dependent on the survey design implemented to capture, tag, resight, and recapture PIT tagged fish collected during field campaigns, rotary screw traps, and with both mobile and fixed PIT tag antennas, including antennas in the mainstem dams of the Snake and Columbia Rivers.  The improvement of these designs is based on results of previous surveys, and is thus iterative.   In order to inform this year’s survey design, analyses of past year information has to occur immediately.   Most of ISEMP’s summer field work begins in June/July, and initial results are needed to plan out the upcoming field sampling.
  Mark-recapture models are used to estimate survival rates and abundance of fish tagged with PIT tags in the ISEMP subbasins. These models can be very complex and computationally time consuming.  In addition, alternative mark-recapture models continue to be developed to provide the most accurate and precise estimates of survival, and thus analyses also have to be updated to incorporate the best available science.  For example, ISEMP conducted simulations to demonstrate that the Cormack-Jolly-Seber model traditionally used to estimate survival of PIT tag fish, are biased and less precise than the Barker Model (ISEMP 2009). The Barker model is a more complex model and requires a slightly different survey design to maximize the advantages of this approach.  Additionally, other models are available that incorporate movement and habitat use in multiple tributaries, allowing for a more-realistic formulation of life-stage specific survival.
  Given the complexities of estimating survival, people have specialized in conducting mark-recapture models as well as using specific software to support these analyses.  This level of effort has been funded under Contract 46273 REL 28.  ISEMP requires the hiring of an individual with these skills in order to complete these analyses to inform this year’s survey design and provide crucial information regarding the 2013 BiOp Comprehensive Evaluations through ELR contract 55970 (CCR 27079).  The change in work would fall under current work element F.  
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Contract Description: The Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program (ISEMP, 2003-017-00) is an ongoing collaborative effort to design, test, implement and evaluate Status and Trends Monitoring for salmon and steelhead populations and their habitat, and watershed-scale Effectiveness Monitoring for management actions impacting salmon and steelhead populations and habitat in the Interior Columbia River Basin.

ISEMP explicitly addresses work requirements of many 2008 FCRPS Biological Opinion RPAs (56.1, 56.2, 56.3, 57.1, 57.2, 57.3, 57.4, 57.5) and is directly related to additional 2008 FCRPS Biological Opinion implementation strategy requirements and recommendations. ISEMP takes a pilot-project approach to the research and development of monitoring by implementing experimental programs in several major subbasins of the Interior Columbia: the Wenatchee, Entiat, Methow, John Day, South Fork Salmon and Lemhi River basins. The overall goal of the project is to provide regional salmon management agencies with the data, information and tools necessary to design efficient and effective monitoring programs.

Specifically, ISEMP generates quantitative guidance on and examples of: the robustness and limitations of population and habitat monitoring protocols, indicators and metrics; sampling design approaches for the distribution of monitoring effort in time and space; analytical approaches to the evaluation of monitoring data, information and programs; effective data management and communication designs that support the use, standardization and compilation of implementation, compliance, status, trends and effectiveness monitoring data by regional data generators and decision makers; and finally the design and implementation of watershed-scale restoration actions to maximize both the biological impact and associated learning opportunities resulting from the design and implementation strategy.

Through its work to date, ISEMP has developed expertise in the coordination and implementation of large-scale monitoring data collection programs. Applying this experience, ISEMP coordinates the installation, maintenance and calibration of in-stream PIT tag arrays across the Snake River basin and is designing and coordinating the implementation of a Columbia River basin-wide stream habitat status and trends monitoring. These programmatic implementation facets of ISEMP leverage previous experience with logistics and social factors to effectively implement comprehensive, standardized monitoring research and development at an unprecedented scale.  

This contract is one of several contracts that will implement this project.  Each contract is responsible for an end of contract progress report.  Additionally, a project level "synthesis report" will also be produced under this project and data and analysis from this contract will be utilized in the production of that project level report.  The synthesis report is a deliverable under the TerraQua contract (not this contract) under this project.

Eco Logical Research, Inc will perform specific design and coordination elements of the overall project in the Wenatchee, Salmon, and John Day River basins.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
12/01/2011
Contract End Date:
11/30/2012
Current Contract Value:
$1,051,793
Expenditures:
$1,051,793

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

Env. Compliance Lead:
Contract Contractor:
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Contract Type:
Contract
Pricing Method:
Time and Materials
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Christopher Beasley Quantitative Consultants Inc Yes Interested Party chris@qcinc.org (360) 620-2883
Nick Bouwes Eco Logical Research Yes Contract Manager nbouwes@gmail.com (435) 760-0771
David Byrnes Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR dmbyrnes@bpa.gov (503) 230-3171
Israel Duran Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead induran@bpa.gov (503) 230-3967
Chris Jordan National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Yes Supervisor chris.jordan@noaa.gov (541) 754-4629
Paul Krueger Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver pqkrueger@bpa.gov (503) 230-5723
Pamela Nelle Terraqua, Inc. Yes Interested Party pamela@terraqua.biz (509) 885-8143
Steve Rentmeester Environmental Data Services Yes Interested Party environmentaldataservices@gmail.com (503) 247-8431
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605
Carol (VC) Volk Volk Consulting Yes Interested Party volkconsulting@gmail.com (206) 240-0301
Jody White Quantitative Consultants Inc Yes Interested Party jody@qcinc.org (208) 860-5269


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Environmental Compliance completed A: 165. Environmental compliance 02/29/2012 02/29/2012
ISEMP John Day Subbasin Coordination (ELR) C: 191. ISEMP John Day Subbasin Coordination (ELR) 11/30/2012 11/30/2012
ISEMP Project Coordination (ELR) D: 189. ISEMP Project Coordination (ELR) 11/30/2012 11/30/2012
Funding Package - Submit draft to COTR E: 119. Project Management 09/01/2012 09/01/2012
ISEMP John Day subbasin data analysis F: 162. ISEMP John Day subbasin data analysis 11/30/2012 11/30/2012
Attach Progress Report in Pisces G: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period Jan 2011 to Nov 2012 08/01/2012 11/30/2012
Conduct juvenile seining and PIT tagging activities in Bridge Creek and the South Fork John Da H: 157. Conduct juvenile seining and PIT tagging activities in Bridge Creek IMW 11/30/2012 11/30/2012
Mark/Tag salmonids captured in Bridge Creek seining surveys I: 158. Mark/Tag salmonids captured in the Bridge Creek IMW seining surveys 11/30/2012 11/30/2012
Juvenile seining for in intensively surveyed watersheds J: 157. Conduct juvenile seining in intensively surveyed watersheds 10/31/2012 09/30/2012
Mark/Tag salmonids in intensively surveyed watersheds K: 158. Mark/Tag salmonids intensively surveyed watersheds 11/30/2012 09/30/2012
Bridge Creek and South John Day Basin habitat sampling L: 157. Bridge and South Fork John Day IMW habitat sampling 11/30/2012 11/30/2012
Intensively surveyed watersheds of the John Day Basin habitat sampling M: 157. Habitat sampling in intensively surveyed watersheds of the John Day Basin 11/30/2012 11/30/2012
Enter data into ISEMP Database (ELR) N: 159. Enter data in ISEMP Database (ELR) 11/30/2012 11/30/2012
Beaver dam structural supports O: 29. Beaver dam structual supports 10/31/2012 09/30/2012
Development of ISEMP sampling designs and protocols P: 156. Development of ISEMP sampling designs and protocols 11/30/2012 11/30/2011

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 4 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized 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 Environmental compliance 12/01/2011
B 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 12/01/2011
C 191 ISEMP John Day Subbasin Coordination (ELR) 12/01/2011
D 189 ISEMP Project Coordination (ELR) 12/01/2011
E 119 Project Management 12/01/2011
F 162 ISEMP John Day subbasin data analysis 12/01/2011
G 132 Submit Progress Report for the period Jan 2011 to Nov 2012 12/01/2011
H 157 Conduct juvenile seining and PIT tagging activities in Bridge Creek IMW 12/30/2011
I 158 Mark/Tag salmonids captured in the Bridge Creek IMW seining surveys 12/01/2011
J 157 Conduct juvenile seining in intensively surveyed watersheds 12/30/2011
K 158 Mark/Tag salmonids intensively surveyed watersheds 12/30/2011
L 157 Bridge and South Fork John Day IMW habitat sampling 12/30/2011
M 157 Habitat sampling in intensively surveyed watersheds of the John Day Basin 12/30/2011
N 159 Enter data in ISEMP Database (ELR) 12/01/2011
O 29 Beaver dam structual supports 12/01/2011
P 156 Development of ISEMP sampling designs and protocols 12/01/2011