Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
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Contract 64580: 2003-017-00 EXP ISEMP - USFS/ENTIAT RS-IMW STEEL. REDD SURV. 2014
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Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program (ISEMP)
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Basinwide - 100.00%
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Note 2/6/2014.  This will be an 11 month contract, 4/1/2014 through 2/28/2015.  This performance period accounts for a later start in 2014 and sets up contract renewal in 2015 for 3/1/2015 to support the established survey time for steelhead redd surveys, which generally have a March start date.

Contract Description: The Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program (ISEMP, 2003-017-00) is an ongoing collaborative effort to design, test, implement and evaluate Status and Trends Monitoring for salmon and steelhead populations and their habitat, and watershed-scale Effectiveness Monitoring for management actions impacting salmon and steelhead populations and habitat in the Interior Columbia River Basin.

ISEMP explicitly addresses work requirements of many 2008 FCRPS Biological Opinion RPAs (56.1, 56.2, 56.3, 57.1, 57.2, 57.3, 57.4, 57.5) and is directly related to additional 2008 FCRPS Biological Opinion implementation strategy requirements and recommendations. ISEMP takes a pilot-project approach to the research and development of monitoring by implementing experimental programs in several major subbasins of the Interior Columbia: the Wenatchee, Entiat, Methow, John Day, South Fork Salmon and Lemhi River basins. The overall goal of the project is to provide regional salmon management agencies with the data, information and tools necessary to design efficient and effective monitoring programs.

Specifically, ISEMP generates quantitative guidance on and examples of: the robustness and limitations of population and habitat monitoring protocols, indicators and metrics; sampling design approaches for the distribution of monitoring effort in time and space; analytical approaches to the evaluation of monitoring data, information and programs; effective data management and communication designs that support the use, standardization and compilation of implementation, compliance, status, trends and effectiveness monitoring data by regional data generators and decision makers; and finally the design and implementation of watershed-scale restoration actions to maximize both the biological impact and associated learning opportunities resulting from the design and implementation strategy.

Through its work to date, ISEMP has developed expertise in the coordination and implementation of large-scale monitoring data collection programs. Applying this experience, ISEMP coordinates the installation, maintenance and calibration of in-stream PIT tag arrays across the Snake River basin and is designing and coordinating the implementation of a Columbia River basin-wide stream habitat status and trends monitoring. These programmatic implementation facets of ISEMP leverage previous experience with logistics and social factors to effectively implement comprehensive, standardized monitoring research and development at an unprecedented scale.  

This contract is one of several contracts that will implement this project.  Each contract is responsible for an end of contract progress report.  Additionally, a project level "synthesis report" will also be produced under this project and data and analysis from this contract will be utilized in the production of that project level report.  The synthesis report is a deliverable under the Terraqua contract (not this contract) under this project.  Under this contract, the USFS Entiat Ranger District (USFS-ERD) will conduct steelhead redd surveys in the Mad River, Tillicum and Roaring Creeks.    

Technical methodologies for all work conducted under this SOW will follow protocols specified in the following document unless changes to these methodologies are mutually agreed to by Terraqua, Inc. and YN: Hillman, T.W. 2006. Monitoring strategy for the Upper Columbia Basin: Draft report August 1, 2006.  Prepared for Upper Columbia Regional Technical Team, Wenatchee, Washington, and Nelle et al 2010.  Monitoring strategy for the Upper Columbia Basin Appendix B: An Implementation Strategy for an Intensively Monitored Watershed Study in the Entiat River Subbasin, 2010 Working Version, Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, Entiat Watershed Planning Unit, Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board, November 30, 2010.

In order to coordinate among Project elements, the need for any changes in scope that may arise during the implementation of this SOW will be communicated to NOAA Fisheries and Terraqua, Inc. (by contacting Chris Jordan (1 541 754 4629) and Mike Ward (509-486-2426)).   Actual changes to this SOW must be approved by BPA.
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Christopher Beasley Quantitative Consultants Inc Yes Interested Party (360) 620-2883
Joseph Connor Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR (503) 230-3172
Janet Flanagan US Forest Service (USFS) No Supervisor (509) 784-1511
Chris Jordan National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Yes Interested Party (541) 754-4629
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver (503) 230-4193
Khanida Mote Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer (503) 230-4599
Pamela Nelle Terraqua, Inc. Yes Technical Contact (509) 885-8143
Cindy Raekes US Forest Service (USFS) Yes Contract Manager (509) 548-2557
Carol Volk South Fork Research, Inc. Yes Interested Party (206) 240-0301
Michael Ward Terraqua, Inc. Yes Interested Party (509) 486-2426

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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Sign-off from BPA's Environmental Compliance Group that EC requirements are met B: 165. Pre-work for FY14 contract 04/07/2014 04/07/2014
All BPA Contract Documents C: 119. Overall Project Management 02/28/2015 02/28/2015
Steelhead redd counts from Mad River, and Tillicum and Roaring Creeks. D: 157. Steelhead redd surveys 06/30/2014 06/30/2014

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU (Endangered)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Upper Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 03/01/2014
B 165 Pre-work for FY14 contract 04/01/2014
C 119 Overall Project Management 04/01/2014
D 157 Steelhead redd surveys 04/01/2014
E 132 Submit Progress Report to Terraqua for the period (3/1 2014) to (2/28 2015) 04/01/2014
F 132 Annual FCRPS BiOp RM&E reports 04/01/2014