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Contract 56875: 2008-311-00 EXP NATURAL PRODUCTION MGMT&MONITORING
Project Number:
Title:
Natural Production Management and Monitoring
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Deschutes 100.00%
Contract Number:
56875
Contract Title:
2008-311-00 EXP NATURAL PRODUCTION MGMT&MONITORING
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
Beginning in the 1970's, The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (CTWSRO) began monitoring spring Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and summer steelhead (O. mykiss) populations within the Warm Springs River (WSR) and Shitike Creek (SC) watersheds, westside tributaries to the lower Deschutes River, Oregon.  Data collection since has included:  out-migrant trapping, adult escapement estimates, and redd counts.  More recently (starting in 2006) monitoring has included snorkel surveys to determine juvenile rearing densities.  Information collected to date has been useful for assessing population trends, although validation to determine what proportion of the population index reaches represent has been lacking.  Moreover, study designs cannot be expanded to describe population status.  The Columbia River Fish Accords provides an opportunity to update baseline geographic distribution, for both species, and evaluation current methods to improve on Reservation life cycle monitoring.  These improvements include:  determining the feasibility for attaining new information on population dynamics (e.g., growth rates, survival, migration timing to the Columbia River); adjustments to current experimental designs so juvenile rearing density estimates and redd counts are representative of each population’s geographic distribution and associated habitat features; and ensure data quality is sufficient to calculate smolt-to-adult ratios, adult escapement, and fish per redd ratios.  Using an adaptive approach, based on feedback learning from annual data and methods review confidence in reporting population status and trends will be improved.  Warm Springs River out-migrant abundance estimates will be improved by the addition of a rotary-screw trap (RST) upstream of Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery (WSNFH; RKM 18).  This RST will preclude the need to remove the trap during times when smolts are being released from WSNFH.  Replacement of the SC picket weir (RKM 1.4) with a resistance board weir is expected to improve escapement estimate precision.  An effort to model the relationships between species abundance and environmental variables will aid in identifying the natural range of variation in spring Chinook and steelhead populations in Reservation streams.  Information gained through this project will be used to meet the CTWSRO Fisheries Department goals of sustainable, harvestable levels of culturally significant species for perpetuity.  In order to meet this goal the CTWSRO will develop a plan for improvements to data collection, verification, analysis and dissemination.  This information will be used by fisheries and habitat managers to ensure that bottlenecks to the population (e.g., harvest regulations, addressing habitat limiting factors) are addressed.

In 2012-2013 the objectives are to:
Install, operate, maintain, and remove rotary screw traps in the WSR and SC for the spring and fall out-migration period for spring Chinook and steelhead;
Insert PIT tags into juvenile spring Chinook and O. mykiss collected in the WSR and SC RST;
Enter PIT tag data into PTAGIS;
Develop a plan for purchase and operate a second screw trap in the WSR upstream of WSNFH;
Develop a plan, RFP, and conduct pre-installation work for a permanent full duplex PIT tag monitoring site in the WSR;
Develop a plan, RFP's, and conduct pre-installation work for a resistance board weir with full duplex monitoring site in SC;
Install, operate, maintain, and remove a picket weir in SC to monitor upstream movements of spring Chinook;
Determine redd distribution for spring Chinook and steelhead in the WSR and SC watersheds;
Collect scales to verify length at age information for both spring Chinook and steelhead in the WSR and SC watersheds;
Conduct redd counts for spring Chinook and steelhead in the WSR and SC watersheds using pre-existing index reaches and a rotating panel design;
Determine the potential for quantifying pre-spawn morality in the WSR;
Conduct juvenile distribution surveys for spring Chinook and steelhead in the WSR and SC watersheds;
Conduct snorkel surveys to determine juvenile densities for spring Chinook and steelhead in the WSR and SC watersheds; and
Determine species assemblage in the lower WSR.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
04/01/2012
Contract End Date:
02/28/2013
Current Contract Value:
$258,242
Expenditures:
$258,242

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Sep-2020.

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Obtain & Submit EC A: 165. Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Install, Maintain, & Remove RST in WSR for Fall & Spring Out-Migration Periods B: 70. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Install, Maintain, & Remove Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Trap 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Operate WSR RST during Spring and Fall Out-Migration Periods C: 157. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Operate Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Trap 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
PIT Tag Juvenile Spring Chinook Salmon at WSR RST D: 158. Spring Chinook: PIT Tag Spring Chinook at Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Trap 12/14/2012 12/07/2012
PIT Tag Juvenile Steelhead at WSR RST E: 158. O. mykiss: PIT Tag O. mykiss at Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Trap 12/14/2012 12/07/2012
Develop Plan for Purchase & Installation of New 8-ft RST in WSR F: 174. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Develop Plans for New Rotary Screw Trap in Warm Springs River 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Install, Maintain & Remove RST in SC for Fall & Spring Out-Migration Periods G: 70. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Install, Maintain, & Remove Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Operate SC RST during Spring & Fall Out-Migration Periods H: 157. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Operate Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
PIT Tag Juvenile Spring Chinook Salmon at SC RST I: 158. Spring Chinook: PIT Tag Spring Chinook at Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 12/14/2012 12/07/2012
PIT Tag Juvenile Steelhead at SC RST J: 158. O. mykiss: PIT Tag O. mykiss at Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 12/14/2012 12/07/2012
Upload PIT Tag Data to PTAGIS K: 159. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Enter PIT Tag Data into PTAGIS 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Install, Maintain, & Remove Picket Weir in SC L: 70. Spring Chinook: Install Picket Weir in Shitike Creek 11/30/2012 11/16/2012
Operate Picket Weir with Camera Box on SC M: 157. Spring Chinook: Operate Picket Weir in Shitike Creek 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Develop Plan for Installation of FDX PIT Tag Array in WSR N: 174. Steelhead & Spring Chinook: Installation of FDX PIT Tag Array in Warm Springs River (Phase 1) 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Produce Plan to Construct & Install Resistance Board Weir and FDX PIT Tag Array in SC O: 174. Steelhead & Spring Chinook: Shitike Creek Resistant Board Weir & PIT Array (Phase 1) 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Collect & Archive Scale Samples from O. Mykiss & Spring Chinook P: 157. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Age at Length Verification 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Develop Method to Determine Age at Length Q: 156. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Age at Length Methods 11/30/2012 11/30/2012
Steelhead: Determine Upper Distribution of Redds in Reservation Streams R: 157. Steelhead: Determine Upper Distribution of Redds 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Conduct Steelhead Redd Counts on Established Index Reaches in Reservation Streams S: 157. Steelhead: Conduct Redd Counts in Established Index Reaches 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Select & Survey 20% of Non-Index Reaches in Reservation Streams for Steelhead Redds T: 157. Steelhead: Conduct Redd Counts Based on Rotating Panel Design 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Spring Chinook: Determine Upper Distribution of Redds U: 157. Spring Chinook: Determine Upper Distribution of Redds 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Conduct Redd Counts/Spawning Ground Surveys in Reservation Streams V: 157. Spring Chinook: Conduct Redd Counts in Established Index Reaches 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Select & Survey 20% of Non-Index Reaches in Reservation Streams for Spring Chinook Redds W: 157. Spring Chinook: Conduct Redd Counts Based on Rotating Panel Design 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Conduct Pre-Spawning Mortality Studies for Spring Chinook Salmon in WSR X: 157. Spring Chinook: Determine Feasibility of Pre-Spawn Mortality Surveys 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Produce Plan for Implementation of Juvenile Snorkel Surveys Y: 174. Produce Plan for Implementation of Juvenile Snorkel Surveys 08/30/2012 08/30/2012
Juvenile Steelhead & Spring Chinook Salmon End of Distribution Surveys Z: 157. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Determine Upper Distribution of Juveniles 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Juvenile Steelhead & Spring Chinook Salmon Annual Relative Abundance Surveys AA: 157. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Conduct Abundance Estimate Snorkel Surveys on Reservation Streams 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Survey Lower WSR for Species Assemblage AB: 157. Multiple Species: Determine Species Assemblage in Warm Springs River 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Attach Progress Report in Pisces AD: 132. Submit Progress Report for the Period (March 2009) to (February 2011) 02/28/2013 02/28/2013
Funding Package - Submit Draft To COTR AE: 119. Manage Project 02/28/2013 02/28/2013

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 4 instances of WE 174 Produce Plan
  • 3 instances of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 11 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
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 4 instances of WE 174 Produce Plan
  • 2 instances of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 9 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

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation 10/01/2011
B 70 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Install, Maintain, & Remove Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Trap 04/15/2012
C 157 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Operate Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Trap 04/15/2012
D 158 Spring Chinook: PIT Tag Spring Chinook at Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Trap 04/15/2012
E 158 O. mykiss: PIT Tag O. mykiss at Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Trap 04/15/2012
F 174 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Develop Plans for New Rotary Screw Trap in Warm Springs River 04/15/2012
G 70 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Install, Maintain, & Remove Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 04/15/2012
H 157 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Operate Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 04/15/2012
I 158 Spring Chinook: PIT Tag Spring Chinook at Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 04/15/2012
J 158 O. mykiss: PIT Tag O. mykiss at Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 04/15/2012
K 159 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Enter PIT Tag Data into PTAGIS 04/15/2012
L 70 Spring Chinook: Install Picket Weir in Shitike Creek 04/15/2012
M 157 Spring Chinook: Operate Picket Weir in Shitike Creek 04/15/2012
N 174 Steelhead & Spring Chinook: Installation of FDX PIT Tag Array in Warm Springs River (Phase 1) 04/15/2012
O 174 Steelhead & Spring Chinook: Shitike Creek Resistant Board Weir & PIT Array (Phase 1) 04/15/2012
P 157 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Age at Length Verification 04/15/2012
Q 156 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Age at Length Methods 04/15/2012
R 157 Steelhead: Determine Upper Distribution of Redds 04/15/2012
S 157 Steelhead: Conduct Redd Counts in Established Index Reaches 04/15/2012
T 157 Steelhead: Conduct Redd Counts Based on Rotating Panel Design 04/15/2012
U 157 Spring Chinook: Determine Upper Distribution of Redds 04/15/2012
V 157 Spring Chinook: Conduct Redd Counts in Established Index Reaches 04/15/2012
W 157 Spring Chinook: Conduct Redd Counts Based on Rotating Panel Design 04/15/2012
X 157 Spring Chinook: Determine Feasibility of Pre-Spawn Mortality Surveys 04/15/2012
Y 174 Produce Plan for Implementation of Juvenile Snorkel Surveys 04/15/2012
Z 157 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Determine Upper Distribution of Juveniles 07/09/2012
AA 157 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Conduct Abundance Estimate Snorkel Surveys on Reservation Streams 04/15/2012
AB 157 Multiple Species: Determine Species Assemblage in Warm Springs River 04/15/2012
AC 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 10/01/2011
AD 132 Submit Progress Report for the Period (March 2009) to (February 2011) 04/15/2012
AE 119 Manage Project 10/01/2011