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Contract 68574: 2009-004-00 EXP MONITOR RECOVERY TREND KEY SPG CHINOOK HABITAT 15
Project Number:
Title:
Monitoring Recovery Trends in Key Spring Chinook Habitat Variables and Validation of Population Viability Indicators
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Blue Mountain Grande Ronde 100.00%
Contract Number:
68574
Contract Title:
2009-004-00 EXP MONITOR RECOVERY TREND KEY SPG CHINOOK HABITAT 15
Continuation of Contract:
64398: 2009-004-00 EXP MONITOR RECOVERY TREND KEY SPG CHINOOK HABITAT 14
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
This contract covers monitoring of key elements of spring Chinook habitat as an indicator of potential improvements in biologic productivity owing to habitat restoration projects conducted in the upper Grande Ronde and Catherine Creeks, with the Minam River as a reference watershed.  Each watershed supports a separate population of spring Chinook that comprises a portion of the Grande Ronde major population group.  

Year 7  (FY2015) of this project has the following major elements:

a)  Continue development and refinement of the plan to monitor and evaluate restoration actions in the Upper Grande Ronde basin through interaction with the CHaMP regional planning staff.  CRITFC has submitted many suggestions for improvement in the CHaMP monitoring protocol and expects to assist in its further refinement.  

b)  Collect baseline data on water temperature, pools, woody debris, streambank condition, streamflows at various stage heights, streambed substrate composition (surface and subsurface), macroinvertebrate community composition in riffles, salmonid density, and non-salmonid presence/absence. Collect data on habitat characteristics using the CHaMP protocol, and enter these data to the CHaMP database cloud for storage.

c)  Validate the utility of the water temperature model developed from LIDAR and FLIR data. Apply the Heat Source Model in scenario development. Develop the sediment model from literature values. Validate and/or apply a model of low flows for key watersheds within the Upper Grande Ronde and Catherine Creek drainages. Finalize development and validation of maps of current vegetation and potential natural vegetation in riparian habitat throughout the mainstem and major tributary zones used by spring Chinook currently and historically.

d)  Continue development of the framework for a predictive model of spring Chinook productivity, incorporating a water temperature model that integrates riparian canopy cover in the entire stream network for spawning habitat, plus condition for other key habitat variables (spawning gravel composition, streamflows, large woody debris abundance, pool availability, food availability).
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
04/01/2015
Contract End Date:
03/31/2016
Current Contract Value:
$843,855
Expenditures:
$843,855

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

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Number:
226275
Task Number:
1
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Type Email Work Phone
Christine Golightly Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Yes Interested Party golc@critfc.org (503) 731-1288
Douglas Hatch Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Yes Technical Contact hatd@critfc.org (503) 731-1263
Tracy Hauser Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR tlhauser@bpa.gov (503) 230-4296
Casey Justice Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Yes Technical Contact jusc@critfc.org (503) 731-1308
Denise Kelsey Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Technical Contact keld@critfc.org (503) 238-0667
Dale McCullough Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Yes Contract Manager mccd@critfc.org (503) 731-1306
Zachary Penney Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No zpenney@critfc.org (503) 731-1301
Dolores Rodriguez Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Administrative Contact rodd@critfc.org (503) 731-1274
Phillip Roger Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Yes Supervisor rogp@critfc.org (503) 731-1301
John Skidmore Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver jtskidmore@bpa.gov (503) 230-5494
Gregory Smith Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead gmsmith@bpa.gov (503) 230-5049
Seth White Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Yes Technical Contact whis@critfc.org (503) 731-1300
Karen Wolfe Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer ktwolfe@bpa.gov (503) 230-3448


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Obtain environmental compliance permits for field work A: 165. Provide proof of all EC and permits to BPA 06/05/2015 06/01/2015
Coordination on Research, Monitoring and Evaluation B: 191. Coordinate with regional agencies, tribes, and landowners 03/31/2016 03/31/2016
2015 data collection on key fish habitat parameters. C: 157. Collect CHaMP habitat data 01/15/2016 01/15/2016
Submit snorkel survey data D: 157. Collect CRITFC data: Snorkel sample to estimate fish densities by reach 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Benthic macroinvertebrate collection E: 157. Collect CRITFC data: Benthic macroinvertebrate samples and other water quality/food base indicators 10/01/2015 09/30/2015
Collect water temperature data at strategic sites in study watersheds F: 157. Collect CRITFC data: Annual water temperature data collection 03/31/2016 03/31/2016
Develop a map of current and potential riparian vegetation G: 157. Collect CRITFC data: Current and potential riparian vegetation mapping 05/01/2015 05/01/2015
Review and refine monitoring protocols and statistical designs H: 156. Review and refine monitoring protocols and statistical designs 03/31/2016 03/31/2016
Water temperature and GIS databases I: 160. Develop and manage water temperature and GIS databases 03/31/2016 03/31/2016
Develop models linking landscape, habitat, and fish response J: 162. Analyze, summarize and integrate findings 02/15/2016 03/15/2016
Presentation in various fisheries, environmental, or statistical society conferences K: 161. Present findings and procedures in professional meetings 02/22/2016 02/22/2016
Draft paper on monitoring or modeling in the Grande Ronde basin. L: 183. Produce draft journal publications on fish/habitat relationships 03/31/2016 03/31/2016
All administrative tasks fulfilled with timely quality products M: 119. Project Administration 03/31/2016 03/31/2016
Upload 2015 RME Annual Report N: 132. 2015 Annual Report - January 2015 to December 2015 03/31/2016 03/31/2016
Submit BiOp RPA Report in Taurus O: 202. 2015 BiOp RPA Report 03/15/2016 03/15/2016

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 183 Produce Journal Article
  • 5 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 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 165 Provide proof of all EC and permits to BPA 04/01/2015
B 191 Coordinate with regional agencies, tribes, and landowners 04/01/2015
C 157 Collect CHaMP habitat data 04/01/2015
D 157 Collect CRITFC data: Snorkel sample to estimate fish densities by reach 04/01/2015
E 157 Collect CRITFC data: Benthic macroinvertebrate samples and other water quality/food base indicators 04/01/2015
F 157 Collect CRITFC data: Annual water temperature data collection 04/01/2015
G 157 Collect CRITFC data: Current and potential riparian vegetation mapping 04/01/2015
H 156 Review and refine monitoring protocols and statistical designs 04/01/2015
I 160 Develop and manage water temperature and GIS databases 04/01/2015
J 162 Analyze, summarize and integrate findings 04/01/2015
K 161 Present findings and procedures in professional meetings 04/01/2015
L 183 Produce draft journal publications on fish/habitat relationships 04/01/2015
M 119 Project Administration 04/01/2015
N 132 2015 Annual Report - January 2015 to December 2015 04/01/2015
O 202 2015 BiOp RPA Report
P 185 Quarterly Status Reports 04/01/2015