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Contract 67655: 1990-055-00 EXP IDAHO STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES - 2015
Project Number:
Title:
Idaho Salmon & Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Studies
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Clearwater 100.00%
Contract Number:
67655
Contract Title:
1990-055-00 EXP IDAHO STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES - 2015
Contract Continuation:
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63755: 1990-055-00 EXP IDAHO STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES - 2014
  • 71170: 1990-055-00 EXP ID STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES - 2016
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The purpose of the Idaho Steelhead Monitoring & Evaluation Studies (ISMES) is to monitor and evaluate of the status and trends of wild steelhead populations in Idaho.  ISMES is the central repository of information for wild steelhead in Idaho. We will assess abundance, productivity, spatial structure, and diversity at the population and major population group scales. We will also assess abundance, productivity, and diversity for the Snake River Distinct Population Segment based on samples from Lower Granite Dam. To provide DPS-level monitoring, ISMES will continue to sample adult and juvenile steelhead at Lower Granite Dam. We will collaborate with Lower Granite Dam Genetic Stock Identification project (201002600)  to break aggregate abundance estimates and age composition into major population groups and, in some cases, populations. Over time, productivity will be assessed. Intensive monitoring efforts will continue (at Fish Creek, Rapid River and Big Creek) as will coordination and support of other intensive steelhead monitoring work in Idaho. We will estimate adult abundance, length distribution, sex ratio, and age composition; smolt abundance, length structure, and age composition; survival of juveniles from spawning stream to Lower Granite and smolt-to-adult return rate. Current extensive monitoring elements will also continue (dispersed parr surveys to assess spatial structure and stream water temperature monitoring), as are the population-level genetic work. Genetic elements will emphasize maintenance of the genetic baseline used by project 201002600 as well as genetic diversity. Lastly, we will coordinate a multi-agency group to reconstruct the adult steelhead run into the Snake River basin. Project objectives incorporate the mandate from the Idaho Fish Accord to assess the status of wild steelhead in Idaho. The objectives are consistent with the Snake River monitoring and evaluation goals developed by the RPA Workgroup, with the strategies put forth by the Snake River basin fish managers (Anadromous Salmonid Monitoring Strategy, ASMS), and with the guidance from NOAA Fisheries (Crawford and Rumsey 2009).

In 2015,  infrastructure in the Clearwater River formerly operated by the Idaho Supplementation Studies (ISS, 198909800) will be re-directed to enhance B-run steelhead population monitoring consistent with the FCRPS BIOP RPA 50.5 workgroup recommendations and the ASMS through ISMES.  Implementation of the proposed work along with other proposed ISS transition actions should complete the necessary B-run steelhead monitoring for a majority of populations when combined with existing monitoring to fulfill efforts under RPA 50.5.  The plan also maintains PIT tagging of B-run steelhead in the Clearwater MPG to allow calculation of SARs at the MPG scale. In essence, operation of ISS traps located in Crooked Fork Creek, Colt Killed Creek, and Crooked River will now be conducted through ISMES. Additionally, other traps (formerly located in American River, Clear Creek and Red River) will be moved to try to further develop monitoring in the mainstem Lochsa River and in the Selway steelhead population. The movement of the American River and Red River traps is contingent upon the installation of the lower South Fork Clearwater mainstem trap (to be operated by the Nez Perce Tribe, project 201005700); until this installation happens, these two traps will remain in place to ensure integrity of the tagging and monitoring efforts in the South Fork Clearwater drainage.

This statement of work will be organized in accordance with the following objectives:
Objective 1: Monitor status and trends of wild steelhead at Lower Granite Dam. This effort is funded by Idaho Fish Accord monies.
Objective 2:  Conduct intensive, high-precision (fish in, fish out) monitoring of steelhead in Fish Creek (Lochsa population), Rapid River (Little Salmon population), and Big Creek (Lower Middle Fork Salmon population).
Objective 3:  Support and coordinate intensive, high-precision (fish in, fish out) monitoring of wild steelhead at other locations in Idaho. The goal of this work is to collect information where wild steelhead are being passed above hatchery weirs and to maintain/enhance juvenile abundance and tagging efforts (Crooked Fork, Colt Killed Creek [Lochsa population]; American River, Crooked River, Red River [South Fork Clearwater population]).
Objective 4:  Conduct extensive monitoring in selected streams (snorkel surveys and temperature monitoring).
Objective 5: Monitor temporal and spatial genetic patterns of steelhead populations in Idaho.
Objective 6: Account for the spatial distribution and final disposition of all adult steelhead (hatchery and natural production) crossing Lower Granite Dam.

Information regarding this project is publicly and easily accessible from project reports located on the IDFG web site (http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/science/) and searchable using public search engines. Data are available via the Idaho Fish & Wildlife Information System (https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/portal/)
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
01/01/2015
Contract End Date:
12/31/2015
Current Contract Value:
$1,175,211
Expenditures:
$1,175,211

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Apr-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
Brenda Aguirre Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead baguirre@bpa.gov (503) 230-5928
Matthew Campbell Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Yes Interested Party matthew.campbell@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 939-6713
Tim Copeland Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Yes Technical Contact tim.copeland@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 287-2782x232
Mike Edmondson Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation No Interested Party mike.edmondson@osc.idaho.gov (208) 334-2189
Lance Hebdon Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Yes Technical Contact lance.hebdon@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 287-2711
Amy Hines Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation No Interested Party amy.hines@osc.idaho.gov (208) 332-1557
Chris Jordan National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration No Interested Party chris.jordan@noaa.gov (541) 754-4629
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver ptlofy@bpa.gov (503) 230-4193
Solomonn Marsh Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer spmarsh@bpa.gov (503) 230-3943
William Schrader Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Yes Supervisor bill.schrader@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 465-8404x235
Russell Scranton Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR rwscranton@bpa.gov (503) 230-4412
Susan Smith Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) No Administrative Contact susan.smith@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 287-2803
Eric Stark Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Yes Contract Manager eric.stark@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 854-8920
Carl Stiefel Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) No Technical Contact carl.stiefel@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 465-8404
David Venditti Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) No Technical Contact david.venditti@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 465-8404x231


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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Permits obtained to do field work B: 165. Project Permitting 12/31/2015 12/31/2015
Manage project administration and coordination C: 119. Manage Project 12/31/2015 12/31/2015
Measure Stream Temperature in Salmon and Clearwater River Tributaries D: 157. Measure Stream Temperature 12/31/2015 12/31/2015
Data from adult steelhead at selected locations E: 157. Collect and Collate Data from Adult Steelhead in Spawning Areas* 09/30/2015 09/30/2015
Install and Operate Screw Traps F: 157. Install and Operate Screw Traps* 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Scale & tissue collection at Salmon & Clearwater River tributaries, traps, and weirs G: 157. Collect Scale & Tissue Samples at Traps and Weirs 12/01/2015 12/01/2015
Snorkel surveys in Clearwater & Salmon River Tributaries H: 157. Snorkel Streams to Estimate Juvenile Densities 09/30/2015 09/30/2015
Scale and tissue sample collection I: 157. Sample Wild Adult and Juvenile Steelhead at Lower Granite Dam* 12/31/2015 12/31/2015
PIT-tagged fish J: 158. PIT Tag Juveniles in Streams 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
PIT tag files in PTAGIS K: 159. Manage PIT Tag Files* 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Ages of adult and juvenile steelhead L: 162. Assign Ages to Steelhead Scales Collected at Lower Granite Dam, Traps, and Weirs* 12/31/2015 12/31/2015
Stream temperature data summarized M: 162. Summarize stream temperature data (2014 data) 04/01/2015 04/01/2015
Estimated adult escapement and juvenile production for steelhead N: 162. Estimate adult and juvenile steelhead production (2014 data)* 12/31/2015 12/31/2015
Juvenile steelhead density estimates O: 162. Estimate fish densities in tributaries (2014 data) 04/01/2015 04/01/2015
Databases updated with 2015 data P: 160. Maintain Databases 12/31/2015 12/31/2015
Reports & analysis Q: 161. Fulfill Data Requests & Make Professional Presentations 12/31/2015 12/31/2015
Journal articles R: 183. Prepare/Submit Journal Articles 12/31/2015 12/31/2015
Steelhead Run Reconstruction Data S: 157. Collate Data for Annual Steelhead Run Reconstruction with Co-Managers (2013-2014 data) 05/31/2015 05/29/2015
Interpretation of summarized data sets regarding the steelhead run T: 162. Conduct Annual Steelhead Run Reconstruction with Co-Managers (2013-2014 data) 12/31/2015 12/31/2015
Attach Progress Report in Pisces U: 132. Produce Technical Report for Calendar Year 2013 and 2014 11/15/2015 11/15/2015
Submit BiOp RPA Report in Taurus V: 202. Produce BiOp RPA Report for Calendar Year 2014 03/15/2015 03/15/2015

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Snake River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 183 Produce Journal Article
  • 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
  • 5 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 01/01/2015
B 165 Project Permitting 01/01/2015
C 119 Manage Project 01/01/2015
D 157 Measure Stream Temperature 01/01/2015
E 157 Collect and Collate Data from Adult Steelhead in Spawning Areas* 03/30/2015
F 157 Install and Operate Screw Traps* 07/21/2015
G 157 Collect Scale & Tissue Samples at Traps and Weirs 03/30/2015
H 157 Snorkel Streams to Estimate Juvenile Densities 03/30/2015
I 157 Sample Wild Adult and Juvenile Steelhead at Lower Granite Dam* 03/31/2015
J 158 PIT Tag Juveniles in Streams 03/30/2015
K 159 Manage PIT Tag Files* 01/01/2015
L 162 Assign Ages to Steelhead Scales Collected at Lower Granite Dam, Traps, and Weirs* 01/01/2015
M 162 Summarize stream temperature data (2014 data) 01/01/2015
N 162 Estimate adult and juvenile steelhead production (2014 data)* 01/01/2015
O 162 Estimate fish densities in tributaries (2014 data) 01/01/2015
P 160 Maintain Databases 01/01/2015
Q 161 Fulfill Data Requests & Make Professional Presentations 01/01/2015
R 183 Prepare/Submit Journal Articles 01/01/2015
S 157 Collate Data for Annual Steelhead Run Reconstruction with Co-Managers (2013-2014 data) 01/01/2015
T 162 Conduct Annual Steelhead Run Reconstruction with Co-Managers (2013-2014 data) 01/01/2015
U 132 Produce Technical Report for Calendar Year 2013 and 2014 01/01/2015
V 202 Produce BiOp RPA Report for Calendar Year 2014