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Contract 60598: 2009-004-00 EXP MONITOR RECOVERY TREND KEY SPG CHINOOK HABITAT 13
Project Number:
Title:
Monitoring Recovery Trends in Key Spring Chinook Habitat Variables and Validation of Population Viability Indicators
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Blue Mountain Grande Ronde 100.00%
Contract Number:
60598
Contract Title:
2009-004-00 EXP MONITOR RECOVERY TREND KEY SPG CHINOOK HABITAT 13
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
This contract covers monitoring of key elements of spring Chinook habitat as an indicator of potential improvements in biologic productivity owing to habitat restoration projects conducted in the upper Grande Ronde and Catherine Creeks.  Each watershed supports a separate population of spring Chinook that comprises a portion of the Grande Ronde major population group.  

Year 5  (FY2013) of this project has the following major elements:

a)  Continue development and refinement of the plan to monitor and evaluate restoration actions in the Upper Grande Ronde basin through interaction with the CHaMP regional planning staff.  CRITFC has submitted many suggestions for improvement in the CHaMP monitoring protocol and expects to assist in its further refinement.  Also, plan for addition of new monitoring elements such as streambank stability, riparian vegetation analysis, intragravel dissolved oxygen, and fine sediment infiltration. Incorporate new monitoring elements or refinements into existing CRITFC-specific protocol.

b)  Collect baseline data on water temperature, streamflows at various stage heights, streambed substrate composition (surface and subsurface), macroinvertebrate community composition in riffles, salmonid density, and non-salmonid presence/absence. Collect data on habitat characteristics using the CHaMP protocol, and enter these data to the CHaMP database cloud for storage.

c)  Validate the utility of the water temperature model developed from LIDAR and FLIR data. Develop the sediment model from literature values. Develop a model of low flows for key watersheds within the Upper Grande Ronde and Catherine Creek drainages. Develop maps of current vegetation and potential natural vegetation in riparian habitat throughout the mainstem and major tributary zones used by spring chinook currently and historically.

d)  Continue development of the framework for a predictive model of spring Chinook productivity, incorporating a water temperature model that integrates riparian canopy cover in the entire stream network for spawning habitat, plus condition for other key habitat variables (spawning gravel composition, streamflows, large woody debris abundance, pool availability, food availability).
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
04/01/2013
Contract End Date:
03/31/2014
Current Contract Value:
$954,234
Expenditures:
$954,234

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Apr-2021.

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
Christine Golightly Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Yes Interested Party golc@critfc.org (503) 731-1288
Katey Grange Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party kcgrange@bpa.gov (503) 230-4047
Douglas Hatch Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Yes Technical Contact hatd@critfc.org (503) 731-1263
Tracy Hauser Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR tlhauser@bpa.gov (503) 230-4296
Casey Justice Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Yes Technical Contact jusc@critfc.org (503) 731-1308
Denise Kelsey Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Technical Contact keld@critfc.org (503) 731-1280
Dale McCullough Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Yes Contract Manager mccd@critfc.org (503) 731-1306
Dolores Rodriguez Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Administrative Contact rodd@critfc.org (503) 731-1274
Phillip Roger Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Yes Supervisor rogp@critfc.org (503) 731-1301
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605
Seth White Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Yes Technical Contact whis@critfc.org (503) 731-1300
Jesse Wilson Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead jcwilson@bpa.gov (503) 230-4506
Benjamin Zelinsky Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver bdzelinsky@bpa.gov (503) 230-4737


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Obtain permits & obtain environmental compliance from BPA. A: 165. Provide proof of all EC and permits to BPA 06/03/2013 06/03/2013
Coordination on Research, Monitoring and Evaluation B: 191. Coordinate with regional agencies, tribes, and landowners 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
2012 data collection on key fish habitat parameters. C: 157. Collect all CHaMP habitat data 10/07/2013 10/07/2013
Snorkel sampling for fish species and densities D: 157. Collect CRITFC data: Snorkel sample to estimate fish densities by reach 10/07/2013 10/07/2013
Benthic macroinvertebrate collection E: 157. Collect CRITFC data: Benthic macroinvertebrate samples and process 10/07/2013 10/07/2013
Spawning gravel quality assessment F: 157. Collect CRITFC data: McNeil sediment core samples and process 02/28/2014 03/31/2014
Collect water temperature data at strategic sites in study watersheds G: 157. Collect CRITFC data: Annual water temperature data collection 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
Draft map of current and potential riparian vegetation for Catherine Creek H: 157. Collect CRITFC data: Current and potential riparian vegetation mapping of Catherine Creek 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
Draft map of current and potential riparian vegetation on the Upper Grande Ronde River I: 157. Collect CRITFC data: Current and potential riparian vegetation mapping of Upper Grande Ronde 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
Training in monitoring methods used in CHaMP /CRITFC field work and training in new methods K: 156. Review and refine monitoring protocols and statistical designs 10/01/2013 10/01/2013
Habitat, Fish, and Land Use Variables Database L: 160. Develop and manage fish habitat, fish abundance, and GIS databases 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
Develop individual model components linking landscape, habitat, and fish response M: 162. Summarize and integrate findings 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
Presentation in various fisheries, environmental, or statistical society conferences N: 161. Present findings and procedures in professional meetings 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
Draft paper on monitoring or modeling in the Grande Ronde basin. O: 183. Produce draft journal publications on fish/habitat relationships 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
Successful Project Administration P: 119. Project Administration 03/31/2014 02/28/2014
Attach 2013 RME Annual Report in Pisces Q: 132. 2013 Annual Report -January 2013 to December 2013 03/01/2014 03/31/2014

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics Customize

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 183 Produce Journal Article
  • 8 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Provide proof of all EC and permits to BPA 04/01/2013
B 191 Coordinate with regional agencies, tribes, and landowners 04/01/2013
C 157 Collect all CHaMP habitat data 04/01/2013
D 157 Collect CRITFC data: Snorkel sample to estimate fish densities by reach 04/01/2013
E 157 Collect CRITFC data: Benthic macroinvertebrate samples and process 04/01/2013
F 157 Collect CRITFC data: McNeil sediment core samples and process 04/01/2013
G 157 Collect CRITFC data: Annual water temperature data collection 04/01/2013
H 157 Collect CRITFC data: Current and potential riparian vegetation mapping of Catherine Creek 04/01/2013
I 157 Collect CRITFC data: Current and potential riparian vegetation mapping of Upper Grande Ronde 04/01/2013
J 157 Collect CRITFC data: Stream gauging data 04/01/2013
K 156 Review and refine monitoring protocols and statistical designs 04/01/2013
L 160 Develop and manage fish habitat, fish abundance, and GIS databases 04/01/2013
M 162 Summarize and integrate findings 04/01/2013
N 161 Present findings and procedures in professional meetings 04/01/2013
O 183 Produce draft journal publications on fish/habitat relationships 04/01/2013
P 119 Project Administration 04/01/2013
Q 132 2013 Annual Report -January 2013 to December 2013 04/01/2013
R 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 04/01/2013