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Contract 67442: 2003-017-00 EXP ISEMP - SALMON R. QUANTITATIVE CONSULTANTS
Project Number:
Title:
Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program (ISEMP)
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Contract Number:
67442
Contract Title:
2003-017-00 EXP ISEMP - SALMON R. QUANTITATIVE CONSULTANTS
Continuation of Contract:
64146: 2003-017-00 EXP ISEMP - SALMON R. QUANTITATIVE CONSULTANTS
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
Purpose and need for this amendment:
  
This is a no-cost line-item transfer to support the post-processing of bathymetric LiDAR data acquired for the Lemhi River in 2013. In 2009 ISEMP initiated a collaboration with the United States Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) to support the implementation of airborne bathymetric (green) Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) in the Lemhi River. Green LiDAR is similar to commonly used terrestrial (red) LiDAR, but utilizes a laser that can penetrate water to depths up to 17m. Laser returns are therefore useful in mapping terrestrial and in-stream habitat features.
This technology was selected for the Lemhi River owing to the fact that habitat restoration is focused, in part, on the reconnection of hydraulically isolated tributaries. This habitat restoration action is somewhat unique given that the spatial extent of the action is not limited to reaches that can be efficiently surveyed with standard ground-based surveys. Green LiDAR is capable of acquiring survey data across vast tracts of habitat very quickly (i.e., hundreds of kilometers/day). This capability lends itself well to monitoring questions in the Lemhi, given that 17 tributaries, comprising over 1,000 stream km might potentially be reconnected. Green LiDAR overflights in the Lemhi were conducted in 2013. In 2015, ISEMP secured two contracts from alternative funding sources to complement its monitoring actions in the Lemhi River.
The addition of this funding has enabled a one-time contract through ISEMP to complete the green LiDAR post-processing and analysis. Given that green LiDAR is not a commonly used technology, much of the post-processing and analysis is not fully automated, and a limited number of individuals have the training to efficiently reduce the information to metrics that are compatible with ground-based survey effort and hydraulic models. Given the limited funding available for this effort, we believe that a sole-source contract to RMRS is the only avenue to complete this work.

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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 develop and implement sampling designs to evaluate the effectiveness of habitat restoration actions using the currency of freshwater productivity.

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.

The final report for this contract will contain data that will 1) be submitted to NOAA Fisheries (also a contractor under this project) for use in a project level integrated Annual Report and 2) be submitted to BPA as a contract final report according to the terms of this contract.  Quantitative Consultants, Inc. role has been, and continues to be, to enable the Bonneville Power Administration to implement Project #2003-017-00 in the Salmon River subbasin and other pilot subbasins.

The ISEMP project relies heavily on instream PIT tag detection systems (IPTDS) to generate estimates of adult and juvenile abundance, survival, and distribution. Unlike many data collection approaches, IPTDS technology is commonly deployed in remote locations with limited seasonal access with the expectation that IPTDS infrastructure will operate autonomously in a reliable and continuous fashion. Thus the ability to remotely monitor site diagnostics and data in real-time is critical to the effective use of IPTDS technology. Beginning in 2009, ISEMP has tested and developed IPTDS components to identify a reliable and cost-effective suite of standardized infrastructure that supports real-time site diagnostics and data access. Additionally, ISEMP has developed an automated process for data upload, reduction, parsing, and distribution to regional databases (e.g., PTAGIS).  In 2011, the scope of ISEMP was expanded to coordinate the installation and long-term administration of instream PIT Tag arrays in the South Fork Clearwater River, Lolo Creek, the Grande Ronde River, Joseph Creek, the Imnaha River, and the mainstem upper Salmon River. Additionally, ISEMP was tasked to undertake the operation and administration of existing PIT tag arrays in Valley Creek (upper Salmon River) and Big Creek (Middle Fork Salmon River). ISEMP was identified as the project lead for this work owing to efforts beginning in 2005 to implement instream PIT tag arrays in the South Fork Salmon River and Lemhi Rivers as part of the ISEMP project. In concert with the installation and operation of these arrays, ISEMP, in cooperation with the Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, PTAGIS, NOAA, and Biomark has undertaken the development of standardized data storage/retrieval and analysis approaches specifically for adult and juvenile interrogation data generated by instream PIT tag array systems.

The Salmon portion of the ISEMP project began in 2005 with the completion of a study design (attached and available at http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/research/divisions/cbd/mathbio/isemp/docs_salmon.cfm#2005), which received a positive review by the Independent Scientific Review Panel in 2006 (ISRP 2006-1; attached and available at http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/research/divisions/cbd/mathbio/isemp/docs_salmon.cfm#2005). Implementation of the ISEMP project in the Salmon subbasin was funded in FY2008, with on-the-ground actions commencing in FY2009.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
12/01/2014
Contract End Date:
11/30/2015
Current Contract Value:
$1,529,544
Expenditures:
$1,529,544

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Aug-2019.

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Contract Contractor:
Work Order Number:
129074
Task Number:
1
Contract Type:
Contract
Pricing Method:
Time and Materials
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Type Email Work Phone
Christopher Beasley Quantitative Consultants Inc Yes Supervisor chris@qcinc.org (360) 620-2883
Nick Bouwes Eco Logical Research Yes Interested Party nbouwes@gmail.com (435) 760-0771
Matthew Campbell Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) No Interested Party matthew.campbell@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 939-6713
Joseph Connor Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR jwconnor@bpa.gov (503) 230-3172
Israel Duran Bonneville Power Administration No Env. Compliance Lead induran@bpa.gov (503) 230-3967
Lance Hebdon Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) No Interested Party lance.hebdon@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 287-2711
Chris Jordan National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Yes Technical Contact chris.jordan@noaa.gov (541) 754-4629
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party ptlofy@bpa.gov (503) 230-4193
Khanida Mote Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kpmote@bpa.gov (503) 230-4599
Pamela Nelle Terraqua, Inc. Yes Interested Party pamela@terraqua.biz (509) 885-8143
Jason Vogel Nez Perce Tribe No Interested Party jasonv@nezperce.org (208) 621-3602
Carol Volk South Fork Research, Inc. Yes Interested Party carol@southforkresearch.org (206) 240-0301
Jody White Quantitative Consultants Inc Yes Contract Manager jody@qcinc.org (208) 860-5269
Benjamin Zelinsky Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver bdzelinsky@bpa.gov (503) 230-4737


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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Environmental Compliance Documentation B: 165. Environmental Compliance Documentation 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
All administrative tasks fulfilled with timely quality products C: 119. Project Management 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Task 1A: Juvenile survey data. D: 158. Task 1A: Mark/Tag juvenile anadromous salmonids captured in Lemhi River. 11/15/2015 11/15/2015
Task 1B: Conduct habitat surveys at site-based restoration locations in the Lemhi and Secesh rivers. E: 157. Task 1B: Conduct habitat surveys at site-based restoration locations in the Lemhi and Secesh rivers. 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Task 2: Report on Snake River Basin PIT tag array performance and operations F: 157. Task 2: Operate and Maintain ISEMP IPTDS. 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Task 3A: Secesh River rotary screw trap operations report. G: 157. Task 3A: Operate Lower Secesh River rotary screw trap. 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Task 3B: Annual rotary screw trap operations report. H: 157. Task 3B: Operate ISEMP screw traps in the Lemhi River. 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Task 4 : Conduct adult steelhead and spring/summer Chinook PIT tagging at Lower Granite Dam I: 158. Task 4: Lower Granite Dam adult steelhead and Chinook salmon PIT tagging. 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Task 5: Lower Granite Dam adult spring/summer Chinook salmon and steelhead scale ageing. J: 157. Task 5: Lower Granite Dam adult spring/summer Chinook salmon and steelhead scale ageing. 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Task 6: Manage databases for Salmon and John Day sub-basins K: 160. Task 6: Manage databases for Salmon and John Day sub-basins 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Task 7: Transfer PIT tag array data to QCI server and cloud storage, ISEMP Database, and PTAGIS. L: 159. Task 7: Transfer PIT tag array data to QCI server and cloud storage, ISEMP Database, and PTAGIS. 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Task 8: ISEMP Salmon subbasin data analysis M: 162. Task 8: ISEMP Salmon subbasin data analysis 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Task 9: ISEMP Regional Data Analysis N: 162. Task 9: ISEMP Regional Data Analysis 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Task 10: ISEMP Project Coordination O: 189. Task 10: ISEMP Project Coordination 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Task 11: ISEMP Salmon Subbasin Coordination P: 191. Task 11: ISEMP Salmon Subbasin Coordination 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Task 12: Annual report covering the contract performance period. Q: 132. Task 12: Annual report covering the contract performance period. 11/15/2015 11/30/2015
Submit Data and Analysis from Salmon R to Terraqua for Project Level BiOp Report S: 202. BiOp RPA Report for CY 2014 03/05/2015 03/05/2015
Green LiDAR Post-Processing T: 162. Task 15: Post-process green LiDAR data from 2013 Lemhi River overflights. 11/30/2015 11/30/2015

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (Threatened)
  • 5 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer (not listed)
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU (Endangered)
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall ESU
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Snake River DPS (Threatened)
  • 5 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Upper Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA Public Involvement NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 12/01/2014
B 165 Environmental Compliance Documentation 12/01/2014
C 119 Project Management 12/01/2014
D 158 Task 1A: Mark/Tag juvenile anadromous salmonids captured in Lemhi River. 12/01/2014
E 157 Task 1B: Conduct habitat surveys at site-based restoration locations in the Lemhi and Secesh rivers. 12/01/2014
F 157 Task 2: Operate and Maintain ISEMP IPTDS. 12/01/2014
G 157 Task 3A: Operate Lower Secesh River rotary screw trap. 12/01/2014
H 157 Task 3B: Operate ISEMP screw traps in the Lemhi River. 12/01/2014
I 158 Task 4: Lower Granite Dam adult steelhead and Chinook salmon PIT tagging. 12/01/2014
J 157 Task 5: Lower Granite Dam adult spring/summer Chinook salmon and steelhead scale ageing. 12/01/2014
K 160 Task 6: Manage databases for Salmon and John Day sub-basins 12/01/2014
L 159 Task 7: Transfer PIT tag array data to QCI server and cloud storage, ISEMP Database, and PTAGIS. 12/01/2014
M 162 Task 8: ISEMP Salmon subbasin data analysis 12/01/2014
N 162 Task 9: ISEMP Regional Data Analysis 12/01/2014
O 189 Task 10: ISEMP Project Coordination 12/01/2014
P 191 Task 11: ISEMP Salmon Subbasin Coordination 12/01/2014
Q 132 Task 12: Annual report covering the contract performance period. 12/01/2014
R 132 Task 14: Contribute ISEMP RM&E Tech. Report (Lessons Learned Report) 12/01/2014
S 202 BiOp RPA Report for CY 2014
T 162 Task 15: Post-process green LiDAR data from 2013 Lemhi River overflights. 12/01/2014