Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
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Contract 64877: 2001-032-00 EXP HANGMAN CREEK FISHERIES
Project Number:
Title:
Coeur D'Alene Fisheries Enhancement-Hangman Creek
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Intermountain Spokane 100.00%
Contract Number:
64877
Contract Title:
2001-032-00 EXP HANGMAN CREEK FISHERIES
Contract Continuation:
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61127: 2001-032-00 EXP HANGMAN CREEK FISHERIES
  • 68858: 2001-032-00 EXP HANGMAN CREEK FISHERIES
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The Scope of Work and budget presented in this document represent the activities associated with the Coeur 'd Alene Tribe's resident fish enhancement project on Hangman Creek within the Spokane Sub-basin corresponding to the contract period May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.  Total amount of this budget request is $300,000  Project 2001-032-00 has entered an active implementation phase following inventory and assessment which started in 2002.

Ongoing objectives include:
o Determine areas that are in need of restoration to supply spawning and rearing habitat for Redband and other naturally reproducing trout.
o Support an educational outreach program to facilitate a “holistic watershed protection process managed thru BPA Project 1990-044-00.
o Implement a habitat/in-stream restoration strategy that will provide self-sustaining, naturally reproducing, and harvestable populations of native trout.
o Implement a monitoring and evaluation program to determine the effectiveness of habitat/in-stream restoration project.


The Hangman Creek watershed has experienced land use changes that have resulted in degraded in-stream habitat for fish and other aquatic species.  Conserving habitats in the upper tributaries is a priority along with increasing fish distribution and reconnecting fragmented populations. A primary method of accomplishing habitat enhancement is to enlist beaver in a holistic strategy to address multiple ecological and hydrologic process deficiencies. Beaver influenced channel and floodplain morphology and vegetation historically, but alteration of their habitat and trapping have substantially reduced their influence and the ability for their populations to rebound.  The absence of large wood as a dam foundation and impacts to the availability of suitable dam-building material in the riparian zone have influenced the resilience of beaver dams currently, which tend to blow out during high flow and/or ice melt.  If conditions could be made more favorable for their re-establishment, it is likely that channel conditions and in-stream habitat could be restored closer to the pre-settlement state, thereby restoring fish habitat, the riparian zone, and the floodplain in the process.

The following work will facilitate measured progress toward achieving the objectives for the project during this scope of work:

1) Implementing designs for restoration using beaver. WE F will be the first major restoration project on the mainstem of Hangman Creek and an expansion of the concept of forcing flood waters onto the floodplain first implemented on Sheep Creek in 2012. A relic channel will be reactivated by building an earthen plug on the main channel. This relic channel is longer with a natural curvature in its sinuosity and established riparian plants. Over-bank flows will be much more frequent because of an improved entrenchment ratio with the newly established channel. In addition to activating the relic channel, two floodplain swales will be activated by building choke flow structures at two locations downstream from relic floodplain swales. WE E will provide installation of beaver dam support poles that attract or support existing beaver dams on a reach of Mission Creek thru tribal allotment A632, and Sheep Creek Allotments A336/340. These measures will support beaver activity that will agrade the streambed over time to achieve more normative hydrologic function and enhance riparian habitats. With these improvements in place, riparian restoration can proceed to ultimately provide better canopy cover over the channel and increased bank stabilization. With a healthy riparian area, complete with species that beaver need, we can expect habitat conditions to reach a stable equilibrium. This action follows up on recommendations assigning priority to this reach.  WE G will provide a temporary source of food and building materials for beaver by providing clipping at key locations at known beaver activities. WE H will provide riparian enhancement at the same location on Hangman Creek as WE F.


2) RM&E activities will involve a continuation of fish habitat surveys to track spawning and rearing conditions available to salmonids (WE Q); migration trapping (WE J & K); continuous temperature monitoring throughout the watershed (WE R); as well as discharge and hydrolab monitoring (WE R), and; summer backpack electroshock surveys (WE L) and spring migration trapping to evaluate status and trends in redband trout populations. WE's I & M will expand a new protocol for the project which involves using PIT tag technology to monitor seasonal movements of redband trout in specific reaches of the upper Hangman watershed. A fixed PIT-tag station will be installed at two locations on Hangman Creek to monitor mainstem use by redband trout, one at the mouth of Indian Creek, and the 2nd at the mouth of Nehchen Creek. This will be in addition to two Pit-tag stations installed in Sheep Creek and one in Indian Creek during the contract previous to this SOW. WE U will collect data to determine distribution of beaver dams, materials used in dams, and fish habitat created.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
05/01/2014
Contract End Date:
04/30/2015
Current Contract Value:
$449,960
Expenditures:
$449,960

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

Env. Compliance Lead:
Contract Contractor:
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
Thomas Biladeau Coeur D'Alene Tribe No Technical Contact tbiladeau@cdatribe-nsn.gov (209) 686-6307
Hannah Dondy-Kaplan Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR hadondy-kaplan@bpa.gov (503) 230-4071
Jon Firehammer Coeur D'Alene Tribe Yes Technical Contact jfirehammer@cdatribe-nsn.gov (208) 686-7037
Cameron Heusser Coeur D'Alene Tribe Yes Interested Party cheusser@cdatribe-nsn.gov (208) 686-5521
Bruce Kinkead Coeur D'Alene Tribe Yes Contract Manager bkinkead@cdatribe-nsn.gov (208) 686-6071
Paul Krueger Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver pqkrueger@bpa.gov (503) 230-5723
Jennifer Lord Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead jklord@bpa.gov (503) 230-5192
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605
Angelo Vitale Coeur D'Alene Tribe Yes Supervisor ajvitale@cdatribe-nsn.gov (208) 686-6903


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Selection of Restoration Projects B: 114. Identify and Select New Restoration Projects 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Completed NEPA Checklist C: 165. NEPA Analysis and Documentation 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Submit drawings and/or specifications to BPA D: 175. Produce Design for LWD addition in Indian Creek-Stimson Property 04/24/2015 04/30/2015
In-stream channel enhancements E: 29. Provide Support for Beaver Dams in Mission and Sheep Creek 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Reactivated Relic Channel F: 29. Construct Channel in Hangman Creek-Avista Property 04/30/2015 09/30/2014
Supplementation of existing food and dam building materials for beaver G: 29. Enhance Beaver dam supplies 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Enhanced Floodplain Communities on Hangman Creek H: 47. Enhance Floodplain Plant Communities at Hangman Creek Avista Property 04/30/2015 04/28/2015
Install and maintain HDX PIT tag systems I: 70. Install and maintain PIT-tag fixed interrogation stations 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Fish Traps Installed and Maintained J: 70. Install and maintain migration traps 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Data from redband trout captured in migrant traps K: 157. Sample Fish Using Migration Traps 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Electroshock Sampling of Fish in Hangman Watershed L: 157. Sample Fish Using Electroshocking Equipment 04/30/2015 08/22/2014
PIT-tag juvenile and adult redband trout in Hangman Creek. M: 158. Uniquely mark redband trout in upper Hangman 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Maintained Fisheries Database. N: 160. Maintain Fisheries Database 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Abundance and life-history information for migratory redband trout in upper Hangman O: 162. Analyze data generated from trapping and PIT tagging of redband trout captured in migrant trap 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Examination of distribution and abundance patterns at the sub-watershed and watershed scale P: 162. Analyze data generated from sampling salmonids in rearing habitats in upper Hangman watershed 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Fish Habitat Variables Collected Q: 157. Collect Physical Habitat data in Reference and Treatment Reaches 12/31/2014 12/19/2014
Water Quality Data Collected R: 157. Collect Water Quality & Quantity Data 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Continuous Temperature Data Collected S: 157. Monitor Water and Air Temperature 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Measure Thermal Heterogeneity in Hangman Creek T: 157. Collect Thermal Refuge Data 01/02/2015 03/31/2015
Description of beaver dam characteristics, dam stability and physical habitat influenced by dams U: 157. Collect Data for Beaver Dam Location, Stability, and Physical Characteristics 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Field Data Transfer V: 159. Transfer Data from Field Equipment 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Habitat and Water Quality Databases Maintained W: 160. Maintain Water Quality and Physical Habitat Database 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Water Quality Analyzed X: 162. Analyze Water Quality 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Physical Habitat Analyzed Y: 162. Analyze Physical Habitat 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
GIS Summarization of Project Data Collected and Future Plans Z: 161. Summarize Water Quality, Physical habitat, and Fisheries using GIS 04/30/2015 04/30/2015
Completed Annual Report (May 2011 - April 2013) AA: 132. Complete RM&E Report and Restoration Summary (May 2011) to (April 2013 04/30/2015 04/15/2015
Management and Administration of Project AB: 119. Manage and Administer Project 04/30/2015 04/30/2015

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics Customize

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Trout, Interior Redband (O. mykiss gairdnerii)
  • 3 instances of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 2 instances of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 7 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 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 05/01/2014
B 114 Identify and Select New Restoration Projects 05/01/2014
C 165 NEPA Analysis and Documentation 05/01/2014
D 175 Produce Design for LWD addition in Indian Creek-Stimson Property 05/01/2014
E 29 Provide Support for Beaver Dams in Mission and Sheep Creek 05/01/2014
F 29 Construct Channel in Hangman Creek-Avista Property 07/02/2014
G 29 Enhance Beaver dam supplies 05/01/2014
H 47 Enhance Floodplain Plant Communities at Hangman Creek Avista Property 07/02/2014
I 70 Install and maintain PIT-tag fixed interrogation stations 05/01/2014
J 70 Install and maintain migration traps 05/01/2014
K 157 Sample Fish Using Migration Traps 05/01/2014
L 157 Sample Fish Using Electroshocking Equipment 05/01/2014
M 158 Uniquely mark redband trout in upper Hangman 05/01/2014
N 160 Maintain Fisheries Database 05/01/2014
O 162 Analyze data generated from trapping and PIT tagging of redband trout captured in migrant trap 05/01/2014
P 162 Analyze data generated from sampling salmonids in rearing habitats in upper Hangman watershed 05/01/2014
Q 157 Collect Physical Habitat data in Reference and Treatment Reaches 05/01/2014
R 157 Collect Water Quality & Quantity Data 05/01/2014
S 157 Monitor Water and Air Temperature 05/01/2014
T 157 Collect Thermal Refuge Data 05/01/2014
U 157 Collect Data for Beaver Dam Location, Stability, and Physical Characteristics 05/01/2014
V 159 Transfer Data from Field Equipment 05/01/2014
W 160 Maintain Water Quality and Physical Habitat Database 05/01/2014
X 162 Analyze Water Quality 05/01/2014
Y 162 Analyze Physical Habitat 05/01/2014
Z 161 Summarize Water Quality, Physical habitat, and Fisheries using GIS 05/01/2014
AA 132 Complete RM&E Report and Restoration Summary (May 2011) to (April 2013 05/01/2014
AB 119 Manage and Administer Project 05/01/2014