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Contract 64286: 1992-026-04 EXP GRANDE RONDE CH EARLY LIFE HISTORY STUDY 2014
Project Number:
Title:
Grande Ronde Salmonid Life Cycle Monitoring Project
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Blue Mountain Grande Ronde 100.00%
Contract Number:
64286
Contract Title:
1992-026-04 EXP GRANDE RONDE CH EARLY LIFE HISTORY STUDY 2014
Contract Continuation:
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60987: 1992-026-04 EXP GRANDE RONDE CH EARLY LIFE HISTORY STUDY 2013
  • 68144: 1992-026-04 EXP GRANDE RONDE CH EARLY LIFE HISTORY STUDY 2015
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The goal of this project is to investigate the critical habitat, abundance, migration patterns, survival, and alternate life history strategies exhibited by spring Chinook salmon and summer steelhead juveniles from distinct populations in the Grande Ronde River and Imnaha River subbasins.  This project will provide information on abundance of spring Chinook salmon and steelhead parr and estimates for egg-to-migrant survival for spring Chinook salmon and migrant survival for steelhead, and assess stream conditions in selected study streams. This study provides a means for long term monitoring of juvenile salmonid production in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha River subbasins that is essential for assessing the success of restoration and enhancement efforts including hatchery supplementation and habitat improvement.  As hatchery supplementation of spring Chinook salmon continues in the Grande Ronde subbasin, we will monitor abundance of migrants, life history characteristics, and survival to various life stages to provide data to the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan - Oregon Evaluation project to determine the effectiveness of this management action.

Objectives for FY14:

1.   Document the in-basin migration patterns and estimate abundance of spring Chinook salmon juveniles in Catherine Creek and the upper Grande Ronde, Minam, and Lostine rivers.   Associated tasks: operation of rotary screw traps, PIT tagging, data analysis.

2.   Determine overwinter mortality and the relative success of fall (early) migrant and spring (late) migrant life history strategies for spring Chinook salmon from tributary populations in Catherine Creek and the upper Grande Ronde, and Lostine rivers, and the relative success of fall (early) migrant and spring (late) migrant life history strategies for spring Chinook salmon from the Minam River.   Associated tasks: operation of rotary screw traps, PIT tagging, data analysis.

3.   Estimate and compare smolt survival probabilities at main stem Columbia and Snake River dams for migrants from five local, natural populations of spring Chinook salmon in the Grande Ronde River and Imnaha River subbasins.  Associated tasks: capture of Chinook salmon parr, PIT tagging, data analysis.

4.   Estimate the Viable Salmonid Population (VSP) Indicator, smolts per spawner, for spring Chinook salmon in the Catherine Creek, Upper Grande Ronde River, Lostine River, and Minam River populations. Associated tasks: operation of rotary screw traps, PIT tagging, data analysis.

5.   Document the annual migration patterns for spring Chinook salmon juveniles from five local, natural populations in the Grande Ronde River and Imnaha River subbasins: Catherine Creek, Upper Grande Ronde, Lostine, Minam, and Imnaha rivers.  Associated tasks: capture of Chinook salmon parr, PIT tagging, data analysis.

6.   Document patterns of movement and estimate abundance of juvenile steelhead from tributary populations in Catherine Creek, the upper Grande Ronde, Lostine and the Minam rivers including migration timing, and duration.  Associated tasks: operation of rotary screw traps, PIT tagging, data analysis.

7.   Estimate and compare survival probabilities to main stem Columbia and Snake River dams for summer steelhead from four tributary populations: Catherine Creek and the upper Grande Ronde, Lostine, and Minam rivers.  Associated tasks: operation of rotary screw traps, PIT tagging, data analysis.

8.   Describe aquatic habitat conditions, using water temperature and discharge, in Catherine Creek and the upper Grande Ronde, Lostine, and Minam rivers.  Associated tasks: data collection, data analysis.

9.   Estimate adult steelhead escapement to the Upper Grande Ronde and Joseph Creek populations.  Associated tasks: steelhead spawner surveys, data analysis

10.   Estimate density and distribution of steelhead parr from the Upper Grande Ronde population and Chinook salmon parr from the Upper Grande Ronde and Catherine Creek populations.  Associated tasks: steelhead and Chinook salmon parr surveys, data analysis
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
02/01/2014
Contract End Date:
01/31/2015
Current Contract Value:
$1,183,412
Expenditures:
$1,183,412

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Nov-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
NEPA Clearance A: 165. Scientific Research Compliance Documentation 01/31/2015 01/30/2015
Screw Trap Operation B: 70. Screw Trap Installation and Maintenance 01/31/2015 01/30/2015
Field Data Collection C: 157. Sampling and Data Collection Activities 01/31/2015 01/30/2015
PIT-Tag Juvenile Salmonids D: 158. PIT-Tagging and Marking Juvenile Spring Chinook Salmon and Summer Steelhead 01/31/2015 01/30/2015
PIT Tag File Submission E: 159. Submittal of Project Data 01/31/2015 01/30/2015
Estimates of Abundance and Migration Patterns F: 162. Abundance and Migration of Juvenile Salmonids in Study Streams During Migration Year 2014 01/31/2015 01/30/2015
Estimates of Survival G: 162. Survival and Relative Success of Juvenile Salmonids of the Grande Ronde and Imnaha Subbasins 01/31/2015 01/30/2015
Characterization of Stream Health and Spring Chinook Salmon Survival H: 162. Egg to Migrant Survival Relative to the Stream Health and Life History Patterns of Chinook Salmon 01/31/2015 01/30/2015
Project Information Dissemination I: 161. Dissemination of Project Data and Results 01/31/2015 01/30/2015
Steelhead Spawner Surveys J: 157. Steelhead Spawner Surveys 06/30/2014 06/30/2014
Abundance of steelhead spawners at the population level K: 162. Abundance of Steelhead Spawners at the Population Level 01/31/2015 01/21/2015
Chinook salmon and steelhead parr density and distribution L: 157. Steelhead and Chinook Salmon Parr Surveys 10/31/2014 09/30/2014
Density and Distribution of Steelhead and Chinook Salmon Parr M: 162. Steelhead and Chinook Salmon Parr Density and Distribution 01/31/2015 01/30/2015
Project Administration N: 119. Project Management 01/31/2015 01/30/2015
Upload RM&E 2013 Report O: 132. Submit 2013 Annual Report - January 2013 to December 2013 03/15/2014 04/10/2014
Complete 2013 RPA Report in Taurus P: 141. 2013 RPA Report 03/14/2014 04/08/2014
Draft 2014 RPA Report R: 141. Draft 2014 RPA Report 01/15/2015 01/30/2015

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 4 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Snake River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 4 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Scientific Research Compliance Documentation 02/01/2014
B 70 Screw Trap Installation and Maintenance 02/01/2014
C 157 Sampling and Data Collection Activities 02/01/2014
D 158 PIT-Tagging and Marking Juvenile Spring Chinook Salmon and Summer Steelhead 02/01/2014
E 159 Submittal of Project Data 02/01/2014
F 162 Abundance and Migration of Juvenile Salmonids in Study Streams During Migration Year 2014 02/01/2014
G 162 Survival and Relative Success of Juvenile Salmonids of the Grande Ronde and Imnaha Subbasins 02/01/2014
H 162 Egg to Migrant Survival Relative to the Stream Health and Life History Patterns of Chinook Salmon 02/01/2014
I 161 Dissemination of Project Data and Results 02/01/2014
J 157 Steelhead Spawner Surveys 02/01/2014
K 162 Abundance of Steelhead Spawners at the Population Level 02/01/2014
L 157 Steelhead and Chinook Salmon Parr Surveys 02/01/2014
M 162 Steelhead and Chinook Salmon Parr Density and Distribution 02/01/2014
N 119 Project Management 02/01/2014
O 132 Submit 2013 Annual Report - January 2013 to December 2013 02/01/2014
P 141 2013 RPA Report 02/01/2014
Q 132 Preparation for 2014 Annual Report - January 2014 to December 2014 02/01/2014
R 141 Draft 2014 RPA Report 02/01/2014
S 185 Quarterly Status Reports 02/01/2014