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Contract 59958: 2008-710-00 EXP CHUM HABITAT RESTORE SUPPLEMENT
Project Number:
Title:
Chum Salmon Restoration in the tributaries below Bonneville Dam
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Contract Number:
59958
Contract Title:
2008-710-00 EXP CHUM HABITAT RESTORE SUPPLEMENT
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
This contract will cover activities during the third year of on-going project aimed at restoring chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) populations that utilize Washington State tributaries and mainstem Columbia River spawning areas below Bonneville Dam to viable/self-sustaining abundance levels using an integrated program of habitat restoration and enhancement/reintroduction programs.  The project is a result of actions called for in the 2008 FCRPS BiOp; specifically RPA 42: Implement Conservation Programs to Build Genetic Resources and Assist in Promoting Recovery (sub-action 42.9 - CR Chum-Fund program to re-introduce in Duncan Creek and sub-action 42.10 - CR Chum-Fund projects in tributaries below BON) and RPA: 63 Monitor Hatchery Effectiveness (sub-action 63.1 - Measure effect of safety-net & conservation hatchery programs).

WDFW identified a phased approach for the implementation of this proposal (attached at project level - Revised Proposal 6/5/09):
Phase 1: Development of an integrated program for chum salmon habitat restoration and enhancement/reintroduction programs (FFY2009-10).
Phase 2: Implementation of the integrated program (FFY 2011 and beyond).  


Phase 1 - Program development in FFY 2009-10
1)  An assessment of priority habitat restoration and/or chum channel sites.
2)  An updated stock status review of LCR chum salmon population structure and abundance necessary to prioritize restoration and guide future implementation of enhancement/reintroduction programs.
3)  Adaptive management of existing supplementation programs.
4)  Development of a stepwise enhancement program that utilizes supplementation/reintroduction to rebuild LCR chum populations.
5)  Development of a comprehensive program to monitor LCR chum salmon populations and evaluate the effectiveness of habitat restoration and supplementation/reintroduction actions.


With the activities completed from Phase 1, the project has moving into Phase 2 (implementation) beginning in FFY 2011 and 12.
1) Generation of designs and feasibility studies will be initiated for habitat restoration projects and spawning channel sites that ranked out high in the priority assessment.
2) Implement the comprehensive adult and juvenile chum salmon monitoring program that was developed.  To accomplish this, new tasks and tasks associated with two pre-existing BPA projects that focused on chum salmon monitoring (BPA Project #'s 1999-003 and # 2001-053) will now be accomplished under this project.  Monitoring will focus on generating values for VSP parameters (abundance, diversity, spatial and temporal distribution) as well as data needed to measure effects of existing and future enhancement/reintroduction programs.
3) Continue the two existing chum salmon artificial production programs; a safety-net program on the Grays River for an "at-risk" population and the reintroduction of chum salmon into Duncan Creek.  A three-pronged approach has been used to produce a self-sustaining chum salmon population in Duncan Creek. This approach included modifying the dam at the mouth of Duncan Creek (completed), enhancing spawning habitat (completed), and using local brood stock to reintroduce chum salmon back into the basin (ongoing). Methods employed and associated results can be used as a template for future reintroduction efforts for Columbia River chum salmon.
4) Continue to maintain infrastructure to implement a "salvage" if deemed necessary.  BPA requested that WDFW generate a chum salmon "salvage" plan outlining potential options for emergency intervention in 2001.  The plan was developed (Chum Salmon Salvage Plan:  Fall 2001) with the goal of preserving genetic diversity within the population by ensuring adequate numbers of chum salmon survived to spawn successfully, either naturally or artificially.  The plan outlines options for expanding the Duncan Creek reintroduction brood stock collection protocol to encompass other areas determined to be at risk (Table 1).  The plan was submitted as an addendum to the Duncan Creek reintroduction project (BPA # 2001-053) and was incorporated into the Hatchery Genetic Management Plan (HGMP) for Washougal Hatchery chum salmon.  This activity can only be done if additional funding is added to the project, left as a placeholder only.

Table 1.  Summary of strategies for Columbia River Chum Salmon salvage plan.

Case   Columbia River   Tributaries     Spawning Area                              Strategy
  1             low         low                   low        Juvenile supplementation in the mainstem Columbia River and  tributaries
  2             low         low            adequate        Adult supplementation in tributaries and juvenile supplementation in the mainstem Columbia River
  3         adequate        low                 low        Juvenile supplementation in tributaries, and no action in the mainstem Columbia River
  4             low adequate          adequate        Juvenile supplementation in the mainstem Columbia River, and no action in tributaries
  5         adequate adequate          adequate        No intervention, rely on natural production, and monitor



The BPA requested reduced project/contract cost in FFY13.  In response to this request, some ongoing habitat investigation and evaluation work that was started in FFY12 will not be continued (deferred) until FFY14.  These habitat project sites are located in the two strongest/healthiest populations (the Grays River basin and near Bonneville Dam populations) so deferment should have little impact on the near term survival probability of chum salmon in the Lower Columbia River basin.  In addition, we’ve reduced the VSP monitoring in several locations that currently have very low annual returns of chum salmon and are not the target of current chum salmon enhancement or reintroduction programs.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
10/01/2012
Contract End Date:
10/31/2013
Current Contract Value:
$1,017,340
Expenditures:
$1,017,340

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Mar-2021.

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
Environmental Compliance B: 165. Environmental Clearance 09/30/2013 09/30/2013
Data for spawner abundance est of chum salmon in primary spawning reaches of LCR WA tributaries C: 157. Spawning ground surveys & sampling/marking for spawner population estimates via carcass tagging 01/15/2013 01/15/2013
Data needed to generate population est., Columbia River: I-205 to Bonneville Dam D: 157. Spawning ground surveys & sampling/marking for spawner population estimates via live tagging 01/15/2013 01/15/2013
Data needed for spawner abundance est of chum salmon in non-primary spawning areas E: 157. Spawning ground surveys & sampling in areas with low chum salmon spawner abundance 01/15/2013 01/15/2013
Chum salmon spawning ground survey data exchange F: 161. Chum salmon spawning ground survey data exchange for mainstem Columbia River spawning areas 01/15/2013 01/15/2013
Physical/environmental profile of the spawning channels during the time chum salmon are present G: 157. Monitor physical characteristics of renovated spawning channels at Duncan Creek 09/01/2013 09/01/2013
Adult trap installation and removal at Duncan Creek Dam H: 70. Install and remove adult trap at Duncan Creek Dam 01/15/2013 12/26/2012
Adult Trap data I: 157. Adult trap monitoring at Duncan Creek 01/15/2013 01/15/2013
Seine adults for broodstock J: 66. Seining activities for broodstock to be used at Duncan Creek and in hatchery programs 01/15/2013 01/15/2013
Collect adults for Salvage Plan K: 66. Seining activities for broodstock to be used in a Salvage Plan - Placeholder 01/15/2013 12/31/2012
Transported adults L: 66. Transport broodstock for supplementation/reintroduction programs 01/15/2013 01/15/2013
Transported Salvage Plan adults M: 66. Transport adults collected for Salvage Plan 01/15/2013 12/31/2012
Adult spawner data from Duncan Creek spawning channel N: 157. Sampling of spawners placed into Duncan Creek spawning channels 01/15/2013 12/31/2012
Adult sampling data for artificial production at hatcheries O: 157. Sampling of adults used for artificial propagation at hatcheries 01/15/2013 12/31/2012
Juvenile migrant trap installations and removals P: 70. Install and remove juvenile migrant traps 07/31/2013 07/31/2013
Daily fry totals at Duncan Creek spawning channels Q: 157. Enumeration and sampling of naturally produced fry at Duncan Creek 05/15/2013 05/10/2013
Strontium marked fry naturally produced at Duncan Creek spawning channels R: 158. Place strontium mark on naturally produced fry at Duncan Creek 05/15/2013 05/10/2013
Potential egg deposition (PED) and actual egg deposition (AED) values in Duncan spawning channels S: 162. Estimate egg-to-fry survival rates in Duncan Creek spawning channels 07/31/2013 07/31/2013
Daily catch, sampling and marking data from juvenile out-migrant traps T: 157. Enumeration and sampling at Grays River and Hamilton Creek Basin juvenile migrant traps 07/31/2013 07/31/2013
Thermally marked chum salmon fed-fry for supplementation/enhancement releases U: 176. Produce thermally marked chum salmon fed-fry for supplementation/enhancment releases 05/15/2013 05/15/2013
Thermally marked chum salmon fed-fry for release under a "Salvage" plan V: 176. Produce thermally marked chum salmon fed-fry for release under a "Salvage" plan 05/15/2013 12/31/2012
Fecundity estimates W: 157. Sampling of eggs for individual female fecundity - Grays River and Washougal hatcheries 05/15/2013 05/15/2013
Fry data - ponding and thermal marking X: 157. Sampling of hatchery fry just prior to, and at ponding. Collection of thermally marked voucher fry 04/01/2013 04/01/2013
Fry data - ponding and thermal marking Y: 157. Sampling of "Salvage" plan chum fry and collection of thermally marked voucher fry 04/01/2013 03/31/2013
Fecundity Estimates Z: 162. Analysis of hatchery data 06/30/2013 06/30/2013
Fecundity Estimates AA: 162. Analysis of Salvage Plan hatchery data 06/30/2013 03/31/2013
Adult chum salmon population estimates AB: 162. Analysis of adult data (sampling, mark/recapture and survey counts) for population estimates 07/01/2013 07/01/2013
Analysis of data collected during out-migrant monitoring activities AC: 162. Analyze data collected from smolt trapping activities 09/30/2013 09/30/2013
Adult origin analysis AD: 162. Analysis to determine project origin adult returns 08/31/2013 08/31/2013
Enhancement/reintroduction strategy for Lower Columbia River chum salmon AE: 174. Enhancement/reintroduction strategy 08/30/2013
Population monitoring and evaluation plan AF: 174. Population monitoring and evaluation program 08/30/2013
Fulfill all administrative tasks with quality products and in a timely manner. AG: 119. Project management and administration 09/30/2013 09/30/2013
Habitat enhancement projects AH: 114. Asses, identify and implement additional priority habitat projects - Placeholder 09/30/2013 09/30/2013
Technical review of habitat proposals AI: 122. Provide technical review of habitat proposals 09/30/2013 09/30/2013
Narrative comparison of alternatives and a 30% conceptual designs with a recommended alternative. AJ: 175. Preliminary designs of a surface water fed Elochoman spawning channel 09/30/2013 09/30/2013
Attach Progress Report in Pisces AK: 132. Submit Progress Report(s) for the period Oct 2012 to Sept 2013 09/30/2013 09/30/2013
U20 data loggers documenting groundwater in monitoring wells in Grays River Basin AL: 157. Collect ground water data over a spawning/incubation/emergence season at select sites in Grays Basin 07/31/2013 07/31/2013
U20 data loggers documenting groundwater in monitoring wells in Hardy Creek AM: 157. Collect ground water data over a spawning/incubation/emergence season at sites in Hardy Crk. 07/15/2013 07/15/2013
Report on pump test results and ranking of the sites. AN: 115. Assesment of potential for a spawning channel at select sites in the Elochoman R. and Skamokawa Crk. 09/30/2013 09/30/2013
Final design, permitting and construction oversight for a chum spawning channel AO: 175. Advance prelim designs to final for a chum spawning channel on the Lewis River near Eagle Islan 09/30/2013 09/30/2013
Submit report with drawings and/or specifications to BPA AR: 175. LCFEG 30% designs for two chum salmon spawning channels off the WF Grays River 09/30/2013 09/30/2013

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chum (Oncorhynchus keta) - Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 2 instances of WE 176 Produce Hatchery Fish
  • 4 instances of WE 66 Trap/Collect/Hold/Transport Fish - Hatchery
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 1 instance of WE 122 Provide Technical Review and Recommendation
  • 2 instances of WE 174 Produce Plan
  • 3 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 2 instances of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 14 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 6 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 10/01/2012
B 165 Environmental Clearance 10/01/2012
C 157 Spawning ground surveys & sampling/marking for spawner population estimates via carcass tagging 02/14/2013
D 157 Spawning ground surveys & sampling/marking for spawner population estimates via live tagging 02/20/2013
E 157 Spawning ground surveys & sampling in areas with low chum salmon spawner abundance 02/14/2013
F 161 Chum salmon spawning ground survey data exchange for mainstem Columbia River spawning areas 10/01/2012
G 157 Monitor physical characteristics of renovated spawning channels at Duncan Creek 02/14/2013
H 70 Install and remove adult trap at Duncan Creek Dam 02/14/2013
I 157 Adult trap monitoring at Duncan Creek 02/14/2013
J 66 Seining activities for broodstock to be used at Duncan Creek and in hatchery programs 02/14/2013
K 66 Seining activities for broodstock to be used in a Salvage Plan - Placeholder 02/14/2013
L 66 Transport broodstock for supplementation/reintroduction programs 02/14/2013
M 66 Transport adults collected for Salvage Plan 02/14/2013
N 157 Sampling of spawners placed into Duncan Creek spawning channels 02/14/2013
O 157 Sampling of adults used for artificial propagation at hatcheries 02/14/2013
P 70 Install and remove juvenile migrant traps 02/20/2013
Q 157 Enumeration and sampling of naturally produced fry at Duncan Creek 02/19/2013
R 158 Place strontium mark on naturally produced fry at Duncan Creek 02/19/2013
S 162 Estimate egg-to-fry survival rates in Duncan Creek spawning channels 10/01/2012
T 157 Enumeration and sampling at Grays River and Hamilton Creek Basin juvenile migrant traps 02/20/2013
U 176 Produce thermally marked chum salmon fed-fry for supplementation/enhancment releases 02/14/2013
V 176 Produce thermally marked chum salmon fed-fry for release under a "Salvage" plan 10/16/2012
W 157 Sampling of eggs for individual female fecundity - Grays River and Washougal hatcheries 10/16/2012
X 157 Sampling of hatchery fry just prior to, and at ponding. Collection of thermally marked voucher fry 10/16/2012
Y 157 Sampling of "Salvage" plan chum fry and collection of thermally marked voucher fry 10/16/2012
Z 162 Analysis of hatchery data 10/01/2012
AA 162 Analysis of Salvage Plan hatchery data 10/01/2012
AB 162 Analysis of adult data (sampling, mark/recapture and survey counts) for population estimates 10/01/2012
AC 162 Analyze data collected from smolt trapping activities 10/01/2012
AD 162 Analysis to determine project origin adult returns 10/01/2012
AE 174 Enhancement/reintroduction strategy 10/01/2012
AF 174 Population monitoring and evaluation program 10/01/2012
AG 119 Project management and administration 10/01/2012
AH 114 Asses, identify and implement additional priority habitat projects - Placeholder 10/01/2012
AI 122 Provide technical review of habitat proposals 10/01/2012
AJ 175 Preliminary designs of a surface water fed Elochoman spawning channel 10/01/2012
AK 132 Submit Progress Report(s) for the period Oct 2012 to Sept 2013 10/01/2012
AL 157 Collect ground water data over a spawning/incubation/emergence season at select sites in Grays Basin 10/01/2012
AM 157 Collect ground water data over a spawning/incubation/emergence season at sites in Hardy Crk. 10/01/2012
AN 115 Assesment of potential for a spawning channel at select sites in the Elochoman R. and Skamokawa Crk. 05/31/2013
AO 175 Advance prelim designs to final for a chum spawning channel on the Lewis River near Eagle Islan 10/01/2012
AP 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (Oct 2011) to (Sep 2012) 10/01/2012
AQ 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (Oct 2010) to (Sep 2011) 10/01/2012
AR 175 LCFEG 30% designs for two chum salmon spawning channels off the WF Grays River 06/20/2013