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Contract 65609: 1991-019-03 EXP HUNGRY HORSE MITIGATION/HABIT
Project Number:
Title:
Hungry Horse Mitigation Habitat Restoration and Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RM&E)
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Columbia Flathead 100.00%
Contract Number:
65609
Contract Title:
1991-019-03 EXP HUNGRY HORSE MITIGATION/HABIT
Contract Continuation:
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
NOTE TO CONTRACT OFFICER:  Send contract documents to Joel Tohtz, Contract Manager.

Subbasin:  Flathead.  This project conducts mitigation actions in the Flathead River headwaters downstream to Flathead Lake, including lakes within the subbasin boundary.

Project Background:
In 1991, Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks (MFWP) and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) published the Fisheries Mitigation Plan for Losses Attributable to the Construction and Operation of Hungry Horse Dam (MFWP and CSKT 1991).  This Mitigation Plan presented fisheries losses, mitigation options, and recommendations to protect, mitigate, and enhance resident fish and aquatic habitat impacted by the construction and operation of Hungry Horse Dam.  The Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council; formerly the Northwest Power Planning Council) approved the loss statement: including annual losses of 250,000 juvenile bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) and 65,000 juvenile westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi), plus 124 km of critical, low gradient spawning and rearing habitat that was inundated and lost subsequent to the filling of Hungry Horse Reservoir.  The Council then directed MFWP and CSKT to immediately develop an Implementation Plan, which was adopted for Hungry Horse Dam (MFWP and CSKT 1993).  On-the-ground mitigation activities began in 1992.  This project is one of a few federally funded, Columbia River mitigation projects carrying out a plan to offset a Council-adopted loss statement.  Fisheries losses were to be offset by modifying dam operations, restoring or reconnecting habitat, reducing negative non-native species interactions, and implementing hatchery (native fish conservation) technology and offsite mitigation.  

The Council subsequently adopted the Flathead Subbasin Plan in 2004 (CSKT and MFWP 2004).  The federal action agency's 4-H plan is designed to recover Columbia River fish species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (Federal Caucus 2000).  Our mitigation program is directed by a similar scientific framework to offset fisheries losses at various spatial scales, descending from basin-wide mitigation requirements to site-specific actions.  Mitigation projects are selected and prioritized based on decision pathways described in the Flathead Subbasin Plan (2004), and specific objectives and tasks are described in detail in the 2010-2011 contract and statement of work.  This project will focus on improving conditions for native fish survival and recovery in the upper Flathead River and Lake system.  From July 2010 through June 2011 our work will focus on assessing population level effects of dam operations on native fishes (bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, and mountain whitefish), implementing habitat improvement and fish passage projects, and quantifying and mitigating deleterious effects of non-native aquatic species on native fishes.  Specific project descriptions and their objectives are explained herein.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
07/01/2014
Contract End Date:
06/30/2015
Current Contract Value:
$1,774,940
Expenditures:
$1,774,940

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

BPA CO:
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
Matt Boyer Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Yes Supervisor mboyer@mt.gov (406) 751-4570
Cecilia Brown Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR ckbrown@bpa.gov (503) 230-3462
Mike Burke Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) No Administrative Contact miburke@mt.gov (406) 444-3301
James Dunnigan Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Yes Technical Contact jdunnigan@mt.gov (406) 293-4161x200
Brian Marotz Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Yes Contract Manager bmarotz@mt.gov (406) 751-4546
Solomonn Marsh Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer spmarsh@bpa.gov (503) 230-3943
Jennifer Snyder Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead jasnyder@bpa.gov (503) 230-4187
Amber Steed Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Yes Technical Contact asteed@mt.gov (406) 751-4541
Ryan Sylvester Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Yes Interested Party rsylvester@mt.gov (406) 293-4161x203
Kris Tempel Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Yes Technical Contact ktempel@mt.gov (406) 751-4573
Dorothy Welch Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver dwwelch@bpa.gov (503) 230-5479


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Environmental documentation for all activities requiring such review A: 165. Environmental compliance documentation 03/01/2015 03/13/2015
Data from South Fork Flathead WCT project B: 157. Sampling and assays for South Fork WCT project 06/30/2015 06/23/2015
Written assessments of data from work element C: Sampling and assays for South Fork WCT project C: 162. Data analyses for South Fork WCT project 06/30/2015 06/23/2015
Remove hybrid trout from Koessler Lake and associated tributaries D: 190. South Fork hybrid trout removal project 12/31/2014 09/13/2014
Restocked lakes: Wildcat, Necklace, Lick, and Lena lakes E: 187. Restock treated lakes with WCT 06/30/2015 09/26/2014
Youngs Creek WCT collections F: 157. Youngs Creek WCT collections for Sekokini Springs rearing facility 01/01/2015 07/19/2014
SNP genetic markers for Salvelinus confluentus G: 157. SNP genetic markers to assess connectivity and restoration success in bull trout 06/30/2015 06/23/2015
Monitor and suppress WCT and RBT hybridization in the Flathead River system H: 157. Investigations of WCT and RBT hybridization in the Flathead River system: data collection 06/30/2015 06/24/2015
Report assessments of data collected in associated work element I: 162. Investigations of WCT and RBT hybridization in the Flathead River system: data analyses 06/30/2015 06/24/2015
Remove and relocate hybrid and rainbow trout from tributaries in the Flathead River drainage J: 190. Remove and relocate hybrids and RBT from tributaries in the interconnected Flathead drainage 06/30/2015 06/24/2015
Implement design for habitat enhancement in South Fork Coal Creek K: 29. South Fork Coal Creek enhancement: Implementation 06/30/2015 08/01/2014
Report of findings from sampling activity and genomic analyses. L: 157. Genomics of Oncorhynchus hybridization to inform WCT conservation 06/30/2015 06/23/2015
Report of findings on the use of nonlethal microelemental methods in WCT M: 157. Assess nonlethal microelemental methods in WCT 06/30/2015 06/23/2015
Estimated number of lake trout that produced offspring from different year classes in Swan Lak N: 162. Genetic evaluation of lake trout suppression in Swan Lake 06/30/2015 06/23/2015
Weed control at selected fish conversation sites O: 199. Weed Control at selected fish conservation sites 06/30/2015 06/24/2015
New Plantings completed to protect four properties located along the lower Flathead River P: 47. New plantings to protect BPA-funded property acquisitions supporting fish conservation 06/30/2015 06/24/2015
Maintenance and upkeep of fisheries conservation areas Q: 188. Continuing maintenance and upkeep of fisheries conservation areas 06/30/2015 06/24/2015
Bull trout spawning habitat data for the Transboundary Flathead River R: 157. Bull trout spawning habitat monitoring: data collection 04/30/2015 06/24/2015
Substrate scoring and coring data analyses for the Transboundary Flathead S: 162. Bull trout spawning habitat monitoring: data analyses 06/30/2015 06/24/2015
Monitor movement and spawning locations of adult lake trout in Swan Lake T: 157. Swan Lake trout spawner movement: data collection 06/30/2015 12/01/2014
Spawning location and movements of lake trout in Swan Lake U: 162. Swan Lake trout spawner movement: data analysis 06/30/2015 06/24/2015
All administrative tasks fulfilled with timely quality products V: 119. Project Management and Administration 06/30/2015 06/23/2015
Attach Progress Report in Pisces X: 132. Submit Annual Report for period 7/1/13 to 12/31/14 03/15/2015 03/15/2015

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics Customize

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope (O. c. lewisi)
  • 2 instances of WE 190 Remove, Exclude and/or Relocate Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 187 Put and Take Fisheries
  • 6 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Bull (S. confluentus) (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Lake (S. namaycush) [OBSOLETE]
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Rainbow (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 1 instance of WE 190 Remove, Exclude and/or Relocate Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Whitefish, Mountain (Prosopium williamsoni)
  • 1 instance of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Environmental compliance documentation 07/01/2014
B 157 Sampling and assays for South Fork WCT project 07/01/2014
C 162 Data analyses for South Fork WCT project 07/01/2014
D 190 South Fork hybrid trout removal project 07/01/2014
E 187 Restock treated lakes with WCT 07/01/2014
F 157 Youngs Creek WCT collections for Sekokini Springs rearing facility 07/01/2014
G 157 SNP genetic markers to assess connectivity and restoration success in bull trout 07/01/2014
H 157 Investigations of WCT and RBT hybridization in the Flathead River system: data collection 07/01/2014
I 162 Investigations of WCT and RBT hybridization in the Flathead River system: data analyses 07/01/2014
J 190 Remove and relocate hybrids and RBT from tributaries in the interconnected Flathead drainage 07/01/2014
K 29 South Fork Coal Creek enhancement: Implementation 07/01/2014
L 157 Genomics of Oncorhynchus hybridization to inform WCT conservation 07/01/2014
M 157 Assess nonlethal microelemental methods in WCT 07/01/2014
N 162 Genetic evaluation of lake trout suppression in Swan Lake 07/01/2014
O 199 Weed Control at selected fish conservation sites 03/16/2015
P 47 New plantings to protect BPA-funded property acquisitions supporting fish conservation 07/01/2014
Q 188 Continuing maintenance and upkeep of fisheries conservation areas
R 157 Bull trout spawning habitat monitoring: data collection 07/01/2014
S 162 Bull trout spawning habitat monitoring: data analyses 07/01/2014
T 157 Swan Lake trout spawner movement: data collection 07/01/2014
U 162 Swan Lake trout spawner movement: data analysis 07/01/2014
V 119 Project Management and Administration 07/01/2014
W 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 07/01/2014
X 132 Submit Annual Report for period 7/1/13 to 12/31/14 07/01/2014