Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
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Contract 56399: 2003-017-00 EXP ISEMP - USFS/ ENTIAT RS - I M W SEDIMENT MONITOR
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Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program (ISEMP)
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Basinwide - 100.00%
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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.  Under this contract, the USFS Entiat Ranger District (USFS-ERD) will collaborate with ISEMP to design and implement a study to sample depth fines using McNeill core samples that will support testing of more rapid methods developed under the CHaMP protocol in the Entiat IMW.  Also under this contract USFS-ERD will conduct steelhead redd surveys in the Mad River, Tillicum and Roaring Creeks.    

Technical methodologies for all work conducted under this SOW will follow protocols specified in the following document unless changes to these methodologies are mutually agreed to by Terraqua, Inc. and YN: Hillman, T.W. 2006. Monitoring strategy for the Upper Columbia Basin: Draft report August 1, 2006.  Prepared for Upper Columbia Regional Technical Team, Wenatchee, Washington, and Nelle et al 2010.  Monitoring strategy for the Upper Columbia Basin Appendix B: An Implementation Strategy for an Intensively Monitored Watershed Study in the Entiat River Subbasin, 2010 Working Version, Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, Entiat Watershed Planning Unit, Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board, November 30, 2010.

In order to coordinate among Project elements, the need for any changes in scope that may arise during the implementation of this SOW will be communicated to NOAA Fisheries and Terraqua, Inc. (by contacting Chris Jordan (1 541 754 4629) and Mike Ward (509-486-2426)).   Actual changes to this SOW must be approved by BPA.
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* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Jan-2020.

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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Type Email Work Phone
Christopher Beasley Quantitative Consultants Inc Yes Interested Party (360) 620-2883
David Byrnes Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR (503) 230-3171
Israel Duran Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead (503) 230-3967
Janet Flanagan US Forest Service (USFS) No Supervisor (509) 784-1511
Chris Jordan National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Yes Interested Party (541) 754-4629
Paul Krueger Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver (503) 230-5723
Khanida Mote Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer (503) 230-4599
Pamela Nelle Terraqua, Inc. Yes Technical Contact (509) 885-8143
Denise Reinhart US Forest Service (USFS) No Administrative Contact (541) 416-6549
Carol Volk South Fork Research, Inc. Yes Interested Party (206) 240-0301
Mike Ward Terraqua, Inc. Yes Interested Party (509) 486-2426
Catherine (USFS) Willard US Forest Service (USFS) Yes Contract Manager (509) 784-1511

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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Sign-off from BPA's Environmental Compliance Group that EC requirements are met B: 165. Pre-work for FY13 contract 02/28/2013 02/28/2012
All BPA Contract Documents C: 119. Overall Project Management 01/31/2013 01/30/2012
McNeill core sampling study design D: 157. Develop a McNeill Core Sample study design 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Depth fines data E: 157. Depth fines sampling using McNeill core samples 02/15/2013 02/07/2013
Steelhead redd counts from Mad River, and Tillicum and Roaring Creeks. F: 157. Steelhead redd surveys 06/30/2012 06/30/2012
Attach Progress Report in Pisces G: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period (March 2012) to (February 2013) 02/22/2013 02/22/2012

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU (Endangered)
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Upper Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 03/01/2012
B 165 Pre-work for FY13 contract 03/01/2012
C 119 Overall Project Management 03/01/2012
D 157 Develop a McNeill Core Sample study design 03/01/2012
E 157 Depth fines sampling using McNeill core samples 03/01/2012
F 157 Steelhead redd surveys 03/01/2012
G 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (March 2012) to (February 2013) 03/01/2012