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Contract 66968: 2002-037-00 EXP FRESHWATER MUSSELS IN THE UMATILLA & JOHN DAY
Project Number:
Title:
Freshwater Mussel Research and Restoration
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Umatilla 100.00%
Contract Number:
66968
Contract Title:
2002-037-00 EXP FRESHWATER MUSSELS IN THE UMATILLA & JOHN DAY
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
This contract for FY2014  is approved under the Columbia Basin Fish Accords 10 year MOA with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR).   Since its inception in 2003, the Freshwater Mussel Project of the CTUIR has conducted research designed to understand the biology and ecology of freshwater mussels. Specifically, the project has focused on three main components designed to determine: 1) the status and distribution of freshwater mussels in CTUIR Tribal lands; (2) factors controlling the distribution and abundance of mussels, and (3) whether genetic differences exist among western freshwater mussel species in the Columbia River basin.  The long-term goal of this project has been to restore freshwater mussels to the Umatilla River basin as part of ongoing efforts to rebuild ecosystem diversity, function, and traditional cultural opportunities in the basin.

Freshwater mussels in western North America (Genera Anodonta, Margaritifera, and Gonidea) are notoriously understudied, although they have historically been a major component of the biomass in western aquatic systems and likely have a disproportionately large impact on ecological stability and processes in these systems.  Recently BPA and CTUIR have funded pioneering work on the genetic composition and taxonomy of western freshwater mussels.  Now that the basic genetic subdivisions and landscape patterns of genetic variance have been described for these groups of mussels, studies on habitat requirements and ecological roles can be designed appropriately.  Such studies are critical for effective monitoring, conservation, and restoration programs.  

CTUIR is interested in conserving freshwater mussels and restoring viable populations in the context of “First Foods” resource management on Tribal and ceded lands.  One of the major goals of CTUIR is to restore sustainable populations of freshwater mussels to the Umatilla River system.  The John Day and Walla Walla River systems, on ceded lands, contain large populations of freshwater mussels, and are a high priority for conservation.  These river systems (particularly the John Day) also provide opportunities to study the distribution, habitat requirements, and ecosystem functions of freshwater mussels.  Conclusions drawn from the distribution of mussels in this system can inform restoration efforts in other rivers, such as the Umatilla.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
10/01/2014
Contract End Date:
09/30/2015
Current Contract Value:
$278,270
Expenditures:
$278,270

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Jan-2020.

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 Type Email Work Phone
Jayne Brim Box Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Yes Contract Manager brimbox@gmail.com (123) 123-1234
Julie Burke Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Yes Administrative Contact julieburke@ctuir.org (541) 429-7292
Deborah Docherty Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR dldocherty@bpa.gov (503) 230-4458
Michelle Guay Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead mxguay@bpa.gov (503) 230-3459
Gary James Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Yes Supervisor garyjames@ctuir.org (541) 429-7285
Amber McMahon Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer almcmahon@bpa.gov (503) 230-3983
Gene Shippentower Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Yes Supervisor geneshippentower@ctuir.org (541) 429-7287
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
Complete environmental compliance A: 165. Environmental Compliance for mussel project 09/30/2015 09/30/2015
Submit data to CTUIR central database B: 159. Submit data to CTUIR central database 09/30/2015 09/30/2015
Monitor mussel populations in Umatilla River and other basins C: 157. Continue to monitor mussel populations in Umatilla River and other basins 09/30/2015 09/30/2015
Continue to hold freshwater mussels in Walla Walla laboratory facility D: 157. Continue to hold freshwater mussels in Walla Walla laboratory facility 09/30/2015 09/30/2015
Hold potential host fish in Walla Walla laboratory facility E: 157. Continue to hold potential host fish in Walla Walla laboratory facility 09/30/2015 09/30/2015
Finish mussel status survey in the Grande Ronde River F: 157. Finish mussel status surveys in Grande Ronde River 08/31/2015 08/31/2015
Supplementation research plan for freshwater mussels G: 174. Continue to work on supplementation research plan for freshwater mussel project 09/30/2015 09/30/2015
Evaluate taxonomic status of Columbia River Anodonta species H: 162. Evaluate taxonomic status of Columbia River Anodonta species 09/30/2015 09/30/2015
Manage and administer Freshwater Mussel project I: 119. Project Management for mussel project 09/30/2015 09/30/2015
Progress Report has been published J: 132. RM&E Technical Annual Report for the period 10/1/2012 - 12/31/2013 11/30/2014 11/30/2014
Attach Progress Report in Pisces K: 132. RM&E Technical Annual Report for CY2014 03/15/2015 09/30/2015

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Freshwater Mussels
  • 1 instance of WE 174 Produce Plan
  • 4 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Environmental Compliance for mussel project 10/01/2014
B 159 Submit data to CTUIR central database 10/01/2014
C 157 Continue to monitor mussel populations in Umatilla River and other basins 10/01/2014
D 157 Continue to hold freshwater mussels in Walla Walla laboratory facility 10/01/2014
E 157 Continue to hold potential host fish in Walla Walla laboratory facility 10/01/2014
F 157 Finish mussel status surveys in Grande Ronde River 10/01/2014
G 174 Continue to work on supplementation research plan for freshwater mussel project 10/01/2014
H 162 Evaluate taxonomic status of Columbia River Anodonta species 10/01/2014
I 119 Project Management for mussel project 10/01/2014
J 132 RM&E Technical Annual Report for the period 10/1/2012 - 12/31/2013 10/01/2014
K 132 RM&E Technical Annual Report for CY2014 10/01/2014
L 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 10/01/2014