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Contract 56662 REL 98: 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 98
Contract Title:
1997-051-00 EXP YAKIMA BASIN SIDE CHANNELS
Contract Continuation:
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56662 REL 61: 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:
03/01/2016
Contract End Date:
02/28/2018
Current Contract Value:
$2,099,605
Expenditures:
$2,099,605

* 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
Douglas Knapp Bonneville Power Administration Yes Technical Contact 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 Contract Manager nics@yakamafish-nsn.gov
Michelle O'Malley Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR mmomalley@bpa.gov (503) 230-5138
Lisa Renan Bonneville Power Administration Yes Interested Party lnrenan@bpa.gov (503) 230-4332
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
2016/2017 Annual Report (3/1/16-2/28/18) B: 132. YKFP Habitat Project 2016 & 2017 Annual Report (3/1/16-02/28/18) 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
All administrative tasks fulfilled with timely quality products C: 119. Manage and Administer Projects 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Participate in ESA/NEPA Compliance for Yakima Basin habitat management activities D: 165. Environmental Compliance 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Technical review E: 122. YKFP Habitat, Water and Passage Technical Review Activities 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Pre-Acquisition Activities F: 172. Conduct Pre-Acquisition Activities 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Manage Habitat Parcels G: 186. Manage Habitat Parcels 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Establish native vegetation at the Fortune habitat parcel H: 198. Fortune Vegetation Management 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Establish native vegetation at the Harris habitat parcel I: 198. Harris Vegetation Management 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Develop vegetation management plan J: 198. Ahtanum Village Vegetation Management 02/28/2018
Install fence K: 40. Ahtanum Village fence installation 02/28/2018
Remove undesirable vegetation at the ECP property L: 198. ECP weed control 11/30/2017 11/30/2016
Remove undesirable vegetation at the Henne property M: 198. Henne weed control 11/30/2017 11/30/2016
Remove crack willow N: 199. Pott Road invasive crack willow removal 02/28/2018
Produce edge habitat design S: 175. CCR-38018 Tieton River Habitat Enhancement (?) 02/28/2018 02/28/2017
Construct instream and floodplain wood structures U: 29. CCR-38018 SF Cowiche Creek Floodplain Restoration (?) 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Place Large Wood Instream V: 29. CCR-38018 Taneum Creek Floodplain Restoration 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Place Large Wood Instream W: 29. CCR-38018 Oak Creek Floodplain Restoration (?) 02/28/2018 02/28/2017
Large wood augmentation in Indian Creek X: 29. Indian Creek Floodplain Restoration 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
Install large wood in North Fork Manastash Creek Y: 29. NF Manastash Creek Floodplain Restoration 02/28/2018
Place large wood in Jungle Creek AA: 29. CCR-38018 Jungle Creek Floodplain Restoration 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Place large wood in Middle Creek AB: 29. CCR-38018 Middle Creek Floodplain Restoration 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Place large wood in Indian Creek AC: 29. CCR-38018 Indian2 Creek Floodplain Restoration 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Place large wood in First Creek AD: 29. CCR-38018 First Creek Floodplain Restoration 02/28/2018
Install locally gathered large woody material for rearing habitat enhancement AE: 29. CCR-38018 Phase III CESRF Reach Edge Habitat Enhancement 02/28/2018
Place large wood in Bumping River AF: 29. CCR-38018 Soda Springs Floodplain Restoration 02/28/2018 09/29/2017
Complete cultural EC on Rye Creek AH: 29. CCR-38018 Rye Creek Floodplain Restoration (Delay: only cultural resources) 02/28/2018
Complete cultural EC on Dickey Creek AI: 29. CCR-38018 Dickey Creek Floodplain Restoration (Delay: only cultural resources) 02/28/2018
Complete cultural EC on Lick Creek AJ: 29. CCR-38018 Lick Creek Floodplain Restoration (Delay: only cultural resources) 02/28/2018
Complete cultural EC on Carlson Creek AK: 29. CCR-38018 Carlson Creek Floodplain Restoration (Delay: only cultural resources) 02/28/2018
2014/15 Annual Report (5/1/2014-2/28/2016) AP: 132. CCR-38256 YKFP Habitat Project 2014 & 2015 Annual Report (5/1/14-02/28/16) 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
LiDAR acquisition AQ: 175. CCR-39097 added LiDAR acquisition for NF Manastash & Taneum Creek 02/28/2018
Complete cultural resources surveys AR: 175. CCR-39097 added Cultural Resources Surveys for USFS Projects 02/28/2018

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 5 instances of WE 198 Maintain Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 14 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 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
  • 5 instances of WE 198 Maintain Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 15 instances of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 1 instance of WE 40 Install Fence
  • 1 instance of WE 180 Enhance Floodplain/Remove, Modify, Breach Dike
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 5 instances of WE 198 Maintain Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 20 instances of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 1 instance of WE 40 Install Fence
  • 1 instance of WE 180 Enhance Floodplain/Remove, Modify, Breach Dike
  • 8 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
Lamprey, Pacific (Entosphenus tridentata)
  • 2 instances of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 1 instance of WE 180 Enhance Floodplain/Remove, Modify, Breach Dike
  • 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 03/01/2016
B 132 YKFP Habitat Project 2016 & 2017 Annual Report (3/1/16-02/28/18) 03/01/2016
C 119 Manage and Administer Projects 03/01/2016
D 165 Environmental Compliance 03/01/2016
E 122 YKFP Habitat, Water and Passage Technical Review Activities 03/01/2016
F 172 Conduct Pre-Acquisition Activities 03/01/2016
G 186 Manage Habitat Parcels 03/08/2016
H 198 Fortune Vegetation Management 04/08/2016
I 198 Harris Vegetation Management 04/08/2016
J 198 Ahtanum Village Vegetation Management 03/01/2016
K 40 Ahtanum Village fence installation
L 198 ECP weed control 03/08/2016
M 198 Henne weed control 03/08/2016
N 199 Pott Road invasive crack willow removal 03/08/2016
O 29 CCR- 38018 Pott Road Habitat Parcel Restoration
P 175 Brain Ranch Fish Passage Design (?)
Q 175 Reecer Creek Fish Screen Design
R 175 Poulsen Fish Screen Design
S 175 CCR-38018 Tieton River Habitat Enhancement (?) 03/01/2016
T 175 Nile Creek Floodplain Restoration
U 29 CCR-38018 SF Cowiche Creek Floodplain Restoration (?) 05/17/2017
V 29 CCR-38018 Taneum Creek Floodplain Restoration
W 29 CCR-38018 Oak Creek Floodplain Restoration (?) 03/08/2016
X 29 Indian Creek Floodplain Restoration 03/08/2016
Y 29 NF Manastash Creek Floodplain Restoration
Z 29 CCR-38018 CESRF Reach Edge Habitat Enhancement 03/08/2016
AA 29 CCR-38018 Jungle Creek Floodplain Restoration 05/17/2017
AB 29 CCR-38018 Middle Creek Floodplain Restoration 05/17/2017
AC 29 CCR-38018 Indian2 Creek Floodplain Restoration 05/17/2017
AD 29 CCR-38018 First Creek Floodplain Restoration 05/17/2017
AE 29 CCR-38018 Phase III CESRF Reach Edge Habitat Enhancement 05/17/2017
AF 29 CCR-38018 Soda Springs Floodplain Restoration 06/01/2017
AG 29 CCR-38018 Phase II Lower Swauk Creek Floodplain Restoration (?)
AH 29 CCR-38018 Rye Creek Floodplain Restoration (Delay: only cultural resources)
AI 29 CCR-38018 Dickey Creek Floodplain Restoration (Delay: only cultural resources)
AJ 29 CCR-38018 Lick Creek Floodplain Restoration (Delay: only cultural resources)
AK 29 CCR-38018 Carlson Creek Floodplain Restoration (Delay: only cultural resources)
AL 180 CCR-38256 Nile Creek Floodplain Restoration (Delay?)
AM 29 CCR-38256 Crow Creek Floodplain Restoration (Cancel?)
AN 29 CCR-38256 Quartz Creek Floodplain Restoration (?)
AO 175 CCR-38256 Ragland Fish Passage (?)
AP 132 CCR-38256 YKFP Habitat Project 2014 & 2015 Annual Report (5/1/14-02/28/16) 03/01/2016
AQ 175 CCR-39097 added LiDAR acquisition for NF Manastash & Taneum Creek
AR 175 CCR-39097 added Cultural Resources Surveys for USFS Projects