Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
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Contract 56662 REL 151: 1997-051-00 EXP YAKIMA BASIN SIDE CHANNELS
Project Number:
Title:
Yakima Basin Side Channels Land Acquisition
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Yakima 100.00%
Contract Number:
56662 REL 151
Contract Title:
1997-051-00 EXP YAKIMA BASIN SIDE CHANNELS
Contract Continuation:
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56662 REL 98: 1997-051-00 EXP YAKIMA BASIN SIDE CHANNELS
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The project serves as the overarching habitat stewardship program for YKFP in the Yakima Subbasin, for off-reservation activities. Examples of work that is performed under this project includes all aspects of stream restoration including revegetation, weed control, fencing, removal of fish passage barriers, installation of NOAA-compliant fish screens, placement of woody material in streams at strategic locations, levee removal and road relocation. Other activities include collaboration with other resource management entities, review and input on restoration plans and programs, review and comment on land use plans and development projects. The project has a strong history of collaboration with many entities. Over 50 miles of habitat has been reopened to anadromous fish through this program, dozens of screens have been installed and over 80 restoration and protection projects have been implemented.

ADDED WORK FOR CCR-36856
Research on stream flow characteristics in the Teanaway infer that base flows are declining and high runoff is occurring earlier in the water year. Research on climate change effects on cold-water fish hypothesize a future convergence of peak stream temperature and base flows. This phenomenon could have dire consequences for treaty-reserved fish resources including spring chinook salmon, coho salmon, steelhead, bull trout, lamprey and resident fish. The need for restoration actions that reconnect cold-water habitats vertically, horizontally, and longitudinally is supported by recent peer reviewed research conducted and published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Science Center (Beechie et. al 2013)

In the Teanaway Watershed, historic uses (splash dam logging, railroad and tractor logging, grazing, road construction and management) have involved wood removal, channel straightening and reduction in the potential for re- establishment of large woody material at many locations. Many stream reaches have incised. As the stream cuts deeper, hydraulic energy within the channel increases during peak runoff events because the flow is concentrated rather than spread out over meadows and floodplains. Channel incision has positive feedback which leads to rapid, down-valley channel migration. Moreover, less frequent and shorter duration inundation of floodplain surfaces means less groundwater recharge. This project will reverse the downward spiral by adding roughness to the system. Further, streams identified for work have been identified in the Teanaway Management Plan.

The goal of the proposed work within the Teanaway Community Forest (TCF) is to restore hydrologic and habitat function for improved production of Yakama Nation treaty reserved fish species, including the Middle Columbia River Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), a species listed as threatened by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). This goal will be achieved through the following objective: Place woody material in tributaries of the Teanaway River and on adjacent floodplain surfaces to provide roughness which will help capture mobile sediment and promote stream aggradation, create channel complexity, attract beavers, recharge shallow groundwater (improve base flows), reduce peak flows, improve stream temperatures, and establish a robust and species rich riparian corridor.

The proposed work will treat 8.57 miles of stream and 125 acres of floodplain in eight sub-watersheds of the TCF. The cumulative effects of this work directly address the limiting factors faced by treaty reserved Fish Species such as temperature and minimum in stream flows. Restoration materials will be harvested from state owned upland forests, which are densely forested due to a legacy of fire suppression. A silvicultural harvest prescription will be implemented that will remove the least vigorous trees. The dominant trees will be retained, and spacing will promote fire resiliency. The project will harvest fuel, which will reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire in treated forests.  
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
03/01/2018
Contract End Date:
02/28/2019
Current Contract Value:
$1,458,808
Expenditures:
$1,458,808

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

BPA CO:
BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Contract Contractor:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Release
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Shirley Alvarado Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Administrative Contact shirley_alvarado@yakama.com (509) 865-5121x6304
Wilbur Barrick Yakama Confederated Tribes No Technical Contact barw@yakamafish-nsn.gov (509) 929-2641
Elisabeth Bowers Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead ekbowers@bpa.gov (503) 230-5184
Ashton Bunce Yakama Confederated Tribes No Technical Contact buna@yakamafish-nsn.gov (509) 945-2478
Kelly Clayton Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Contract Manager clak@yakamafish-nsn.gov (509) 945-7195
Ryan DeKnikker Yakama Confederated Tribes No Technical Contact dekr@yakamafish-nsn.gov (509) 945-5389
Heidi Haak Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party hlhaak@bpa.gov (541) 922-6856
Douglas Knapp Bonneville Power Administration Yes Interested Party ddknapp@bpa.gov (503) 230-3285
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver ptlofy@bpa.gov (503) 230-4193
John Marvin Yakama Confederated Tribes No Technical Contact john_marvin@yakama.com (509) 966-7406
Khanida Mote Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kpmote@bpa.gov (503) 230-4599
Scott Nicolai Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Supervisor nics@yakamafish-nsn.gov
Michelle O'Malley Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR mmomalley@bpa.gov (503) 230-5138
Christopher Roper Bonneville Power Administration No CO Assistant cproper@bpa.gov (503) 230-3514
Mel Sampson Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Supervisor mel@yakama.com (509) 865-5121x6303
Tybee Sheidler Bonneville Power Administration No CO Assistant tasheidler@bpa.gov (503) 230-3820
Adrienne Wilson Yakama Confederated Tribes Yes Administrative Contact Adrienne_Wilson@Yakama.com (509) 865-5121x6306
Elham Zolmajd-Haghighi Bonneville Power Administration No CO Assistant ezolmajd-haghighi@bpa.gov (503) 230-7414


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
2018 Annual Report (3/1/18-2/28/19) B: 132. YKFP Habitat Project 2018 Annual Report (3/1/18-02/28/19) 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Effective implementation management and timely contract administration C: 119. Manage and Administer Projects 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Participate in ESA/NEPA Compliance for Yakima Basin habitat management activities D: 165. Environmental Compliance 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Technical review E: 122. YKFP Habitat, Water and Passage Technical Review Activities 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Pre-Acquisition Activities F: 172. Conduct Pre-Acquisition Activities 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Manage Habitat Parcels G: 186. Manage Habitat Parcels 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Establish native vegetation at the Fortune habitat parcel H: 198. Fortune Vegetation Management 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Establish native vegetation at the Harris habitat parcel I: 198. Harris Vegetation Management 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Remove undesirable vegetation at the ECP property J: 198. ECP weed control 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Remove undesirable vegetation at the Henne property K: 198. Henne weed control 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Develop vegetation management plan L: 193. Ahtanum Village Management Plan 02/28/2019
Install fence M: 40. Ahtanum Village fence installation 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Remove invasive crack willow N: 199. Pott Road invasive crack willow removal 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Place large wood in Jungle Creek O: 29. TCF Phase I: Jungle Creek Wood Replenishment 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Place large wood in Middle Creek P: 29. TCF Phase I: Middle Creek Wood Replenishment 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Place large wood in Indian Creek Q: 29. TCF Phase I: Indian Creek Wood Replenishment 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Place large wood in First Creek R: 29. TCF Phase I: First Creek Wood Replenishment 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Place large woody material on Rye Creek S: 29. TCF Phase II: Rye Creek Wood Replenishment 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Place large woody material on Dickey Creek T: 29. TCF Phase II: Dickey Creek Wood Replenishment 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Place large woody material on Lick Creek U: 29. TCF Phase II: Lick Creek Wood Replenishment 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Place large woody material on Carlson Creek V: 29. TCF Phase II: Carlson Creek Wood Replenishment 02/28/2019
NF Teanaway Geomorphic Assessment W: 115. North Fork Teanaway Geomorphic Assessment 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Ragland Fish Passage Design X: 175. Ragland Fish Passage Design 02/28/2019
Install large wood in North Fork Manastash Creek Y: 29. North Fork Manastash Creek Wood Replenishment 02/28/2019 11/30/2018
Produce edge habitat design Z: 175. Tieton River Habitat Enhancement 02/28/2019
Construct instream and floodplain wood structures AA: 29. Phase II South Fork Cowiche Creek Wood Replenishment 02/28/2019
Install locally gathered large woody material for rearing habitat enhancement AB: 29. Phase III Yakima River Edge Habitat Enhancement 02/28/2019
LiDAR acquisition AC: 175. LiDAR acquisition for NF Manastash & Taneum Creek 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Complete cultural resources surveys AD: 175. Cultural Resources Surveys for USFS Projects 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Place Large Wood Instream AE: 29. Phase III Taneum Creek Wood Replenishment 09/30/2018
Complete environmental compliance AF: 29. Cedar Creek Meadow Wood Replenishment (only cultural resources) 02/28/2019
Completed Cultural Resources Consultation AG: 29. Phase III Lower Swauk Creek Wood Replenishment (only cultural resources) 02/28/2019

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 4 instances of WE 198 Maintain Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 193 Produce Land Management Plan
  • 1 instance of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 11 instances of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 1 instance of WE 40 Install Fence
  • 1 instance of WE 172 Conduct Pre-Acquisition Activities
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 1 instance of WE 122 Provide Technical Review and Recommendation
Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) - Lower Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
Coho (O. kisutch) - Unspecified Population
  • 4 instances of WE 198 Maintain Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 193 Produce Land Management Plan
  • 11 instances of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 1 instance of WE 40 Install Fence
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 4 instances of WE 198 Maintain Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 193 Produce Land Management Plan
  • 14 instances of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 1 instance of WE 40 Install Fence
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 4 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
Lamprey, Pacific (Entosphenus tridentata)
  • 1 instance of WE 193 Produce Land Management Plan
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 03/01/2018
B 132 YKFP Habitat Project 2018 Annual Report (3/1/18-02/28/19) 03/01/2018
C 119 Manage and Administer Projects 03/01/2018
D 165 Environmental Compliance 03/01/2018
E 122 YKFP Habitat, Water and Passage Technical Review Activities 03/01/2018
F 172 Conduct Pre-Acquisition Activities 03/01/2018
G 186 Manage Habitat Parcels 08/06/2018
H 198 Fortune Vegetation Management 08/06/2018
I 198 Harris Vegetation Management 08/06/2018
J 198 ECP weed control 08/06/2018
K 198 Henne weed control 08/06/2018
L 193 Ahtanum Village Management Plan
M 40 Ahtanum Village fence installation
N 199 Pott Road invasive crack willow removal 08/06/2018
O 29 TCF Phase I: Jungle Creek Wood Replenishment
P 29 TCF Phase I: Middle Creek Wood Replenishment 08/17/2018
Q 29 TCF Phase I: Indian Creek Wood Replenishment 07/27/2018
R 29 TCF Phase I: First Creek Wood Replenishment 10/24/2018
S 29 TCF Phase II: Rye Creek Wood Replenishment 09/25/2018
T 29 TCF Phase II: Dickey Creek Wood Replenishment 09/25/2018
U 29 TCF Phase II: Lick Creek Wood Replenishment 08/17/2018
V 29 TCF Phase II: Carlson Creek Wood Replenishment
W 115 North Fork Teanaway Geomorphic Assessment 08/07/2018
X 175 Ragland Fish Passage Design 08/07/2018
Y 29 North Fork Manastash Creek Wood Replenishment 08/17/2018
Z 175 Tieton River Habitat Enhancement 08/07/2018
AA 29 Phase II South Fork Cowiche Creek Wood Replenishment 08/07/2018
AB 29 Phase III Yakima River Edge Habitat Enhancement 08/07/2018
AC 175 LiDAR acquisition for NF Manastash & Taneum Creek 08/07/2018
AD 175 Cultural Resources Surveys for USFS Projects 08/07/2018
AE 29 Phase III Taneum Creek Wood Replenishment
AF 29 Cedar Creek Meadow Wood Replenishment (only cultural resources) 08/07/2018
AG 29 Phase III Lower Swauk Creek Wood Replenishment (only cultural resources) 08/07/2018