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Contract 59877: 2002-037-00 EXP FRESHWATER MUSSELS IN THE UMATILLA & JOHN DAY
Project Number:
Title:
Freshwater Mussel Research and Restoration
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Umatilla 100.00%
Contract Number:
59877
Contract Title:
2002-037-00 EXP FRESHWATER MUSSELS IN THE UMATILLA & JOHN DAY
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
This contract for FY2013 is approved under the Columbia Basin Fish Accords 10 year MOA with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR).   Since its inception in 2003, the Freshwater Mussel Project of the CTUIR has conducted research designed to understand the biology and ecology of freshwater mussels. Specifically, the project has focused on three main components designed to determine: 1) the status and distribution of freshwater mussels in CTUIR Tribal lands; (2) factors controlling the distribution and abundance of mussels, and (3) whether genetic differences exist among western freshwater mussel species in the Columbia River basin.  The long-term goal of this project has been to restore freshwater mussels to the Umatilla River basin as part of ongoing efforts to rebuild ecosystem diversity, function, and traditional cultural opportunities in the basin.

Freshwater mussels in western North America (Genera Anodonta, Margaritifera, and Gonidea) are notoriously understudied, although they have historically been a major component of the biomass in western aquatic systems and likely have a disproportionately large impact on ecological stability and processes in these systems.  Recently BPA and CTUIR have funded pioneering work on the genetic composition and taxonomy of western freshwater mussels.  Now that the basic genetic subdivisions and landscape patterns of genetic variance have been described for these groups of mussels, studies on habitat requirements and ecological roles can be designed appropriately.  Such studies are critical for effective monitoring, conservation, and restoration programs.  

CTUIR is interested in conserving freshwater mussels and restoring viable populations in the context of “First Foods” resource management on Tribal and ceded lands.  One of the major goals of CTUIR is to restore sustainable populations of freshwater mussels to the Umatilla River system.  The John Day and Walla Walla River systems, on ceded lands, contain large populations of freshwater mussels, and are a high priority for conservation.  These river systems (particularly the John Day) also provide opportunities to study the distribution, habitat requirements, and ecosystem functions of freshwater mussels.  Conclusions drawn from the distribution of mussels in this system can inform restoration efforts in other rivers , such as the Umatilla.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
10/01/2012
Contract End Date:
09/30/2013
Current Contract Value:
$243,306
Expenditures:
$243,306

* 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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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Jayne Brim Box Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Yes Contract Manager brimbox@gmail.com (123) 123-1234
Julie Burke Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Yes Administrative Contact julieburke@ctuir.org (541) 429-7292
Deborah Docherty Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR dldocherty@bpa.gov (503) 230-4458
Michelle Guay Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead mxguay@bpa.gov (503) 230-3459
Brenda Heister Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer bsheister@bpa.gov (503) 230-3531
Gary James Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Yes Supervisor garyjames@ctuir.org (541) 429-7285
Paul Krueger Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver pqkrueger@bpa.gov (503) 230-5723
Gene Shippentower Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Yes Supervisor geneshippentower@ctuir.org (541) 429-7287


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Complete environmental compliance A: 165. Environmental Compliance for mussel project 09/30/2013 09/30/2013
Submit data to CTUIR's central database B: 159. Submit data to CTUIR central database 09/30/2013 09/30/2013
Monitor mussel populations in Umatilla River and other basins C: 157. Continue to monitor mussel populations in Umatilla River and other basins 09/30/2013 09/30/2013
Hold freshwater mussels in Walla Walla laboratory facility D: 157. Begin to hold freshwater mussels in Walla Walla laboratory facility 09/30/2013 09/30/2013
Hold potential host fish in Walla Walla laboratory facility E: 157. Begin to hold potential host fish in Walla Walla laboratory facility 09/30/2013 09/30/2013
Conduct mussel status surveys in the Walla Walla and Grande Ronde rivers F: 157. Conduct mussel status surveys in Walla Walla and Grande Ronde rivers 09/28/2013 09/30/2013
Attach Progress Report in Pisces G: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period Oct 2004 to Sep 2007 02/01/2013 12/30/2012
Attach Progress Report in Pisces H: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period Oct 2011 to Sep 2012 04/15/2013 12/31/2012
Manage and administer Freshwater Mussel project I: 119. Project Management for mussel project 09/30/2013 09/30/2013

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Freshwater Mussels
  • 4 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 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 Environmental Compliance for mussel project 10/01/2012
B 159 Submit data to CTUIR central database 10/01/2012
C 157 Continue to monitor mussel populations in Umatilla River and other basins 10/01/2012
D 157 Begin to hold freshwater mussels in Walla Walla laboratory facility 10/01/2012
E 157 Begin to hold potential host fish in Walla Walla laboratory facility 10/01/2012
F 157 Conduct mussel status surveys in Walla Walla and Grande Ronde rivers 10/01/2012
G 132 Submit Progress Report for the period Oct 2004 to Sep 2007 10/01/2012
H 132 Submit Progress Report for the period Oct 2011 to Sep 2012 10/01/2012
I 119 Project Management for mussel project 10/01/2012
J 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 10/01/2012