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Contract 69497: 2010-004-00 EXP ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION (CREST)
Project Number:
Title:
CREST Estuary Habitat Restoration
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia River Estuary Columbia Estuary 100.00%
Contract Number:
69497
Contract Title:
2010-004-00 EXP ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION (CREST)
Contract Continuation:
Previous:
61940: 2010-004-00 EXP ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION (CREST)
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
CREST proposes to continue to implement estuary habitat restoration projects during this contract period.  Projects developed, designed, and permitted during previous contract periods will move to construction.  CREST will continue to develop and design new restoration projects working with landowners, stakeholders, and subcontracted design and engineering consultants.    CREST will continue to invest staff time in community outreach and project development including participating in regional meetings with BPA, the Corps, as well as partner coordination forums such as the Estuary Partnership Science Work Group.  CREST biologists will conduct Level 3 pre and post project evaluation at our restoration sites in coordination with partners and the Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program (CEERP).  

Restoration of estuary habitat focuses on habitat opportunity, capacity, and realized function critical to the recovery of Threatened/Endangered salmon utilizing the Columbia River Estuary.  CREST Habitat Restoration Program Deliverables include:
1)  Identification, prioritization, and development of potential estuary habitat restoration projects.
2)  Scoping and selecting restoration projects based on technical evaluation during feasibility stage and scientific review by Estuary Partnership Project Review Committee and partners.
3)  Design, permit, and implement 3-5 on the ground estuarine restoration projects each year.
4)  Conduct Action Effectiveness Monitoring and Research of restoration projects in coordination with regional partners.

The following projects are currently in full design, engineering, and permitting and will move to construction in 2015:
• North Unit Sauvie Island Phase 3.  This project, at ODFW managed property on Sauvie Island, aims to enhance tidal wetlands by removing barriers, replacing undersized culverts, as well as marsh plain lowering.  Phases 1 and 2 focused on the removal of a water control structure and enhancing several hundred acres of estuarine emergent wetlands associated with Ruby Lake, Millionaire Lake, and Deep Widgeon wetlands.

• Skipanon 8th Street Dam.  Removal of the 8th Street Dam in Warrenton will restore juvenile rearing habitat to the tidal portions of the Skipanon River.  Several river miles will positively benefit from dam removal and restore free flowing tidal processes to approximately 300 acres.  The dam and water control structure will be removed and a 54 feet bridge will be installed to fully connect tidal processes upstream and downstream of the 8th Street Dam.

• Buckmire Slough Phase 1.  This project enhances tidal wetlands in Buckmire Slough on lands owned by Clark County near Vancouver Lake.  This is the first phase of a multi-phase project.  For CREST Buckmire Slough Phase 2 will remove an additional barrier within Buckmire Slough and correct a fish passage barrier on a county road that will ultimately connect the project to WDFW lands and several hundred acres of tidal wetlands.

• Megler Creek.  Megler Creek is a tributary stream in Pacific County, WA.  Building off CREST’s success at the Fort Columbia project, CREST is proposing to correct several fish passage barriers due to undersized culverts within a heavily used fish passage corridor.  With extensive cost share from the WA Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the National Park Service the BPA is assisting with construction cost share.

The following projects are currently in feasibility and will begin, design, engineering, and permitting phases and will move to construction in 2016:
• Crane Slough.  Restoration actions for Crane Slough will be to remove an antiquated water control structure and enhance the marsh plain through fill removal, channel enhancement and ditch filling to restore tidal access to a 25 acre wetland.  Crane Slough is located along the Gilbert River on Sauvie Island.

• Domeyer Wetland.  Domeyer restoration involves marsh plain lowering and channel excavation to restore tidal processes to a 50 acre wetland.  Domeyer wetland is located along the Gilbert River on Sauvie Island.

• Willow Bar.  Willow Bar is a 40 plus acre marsh plain lowering and channel creation project in along the shoreline of the Columbia on Sauvie Island.  

• Westport Slough.  Westport Slough restoration involves breaching/removing levee to restore fish access and natural estuarine processes to an 80 wetland within the Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge.

CREST will also continue to work through design and engineering process in support of the Upper Lewis and Clark River project and Buckmire Slough Phase II for implementation in 2017.

Each of the projects described above provides immediate access to estuarine habitats for juvenile salmonids.  CREST will also invest project manager staff time working with specific landowners, project partners, and in data gathering and investigations at other sites including Palensky Wildlife Area, West Sand Island, Crims Island, 2 Rivers, and other potential restoration sites for construction in 2017 and beyond.  

CREST will pursue cost share for project engineering and construction during this contract period from the National Park Service, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership.  

Within this contract, major work elements are directly related to implementation of previously designed projects and on engineering and permitting for out year projects.  Additional actions focus on community outreach and project development.  

Projects in development will be subject to review and assignment of survival benefits by an Action Agency subcommittee, Estuary Partnership Science Work Group, and the Expert Regional Technical Group.  All projects in the estuary are also subject to cost benefit analysis and approval by BPA.  Each of the projects CREST is proposing during this contract undergoes a cost/SBU preliminary review and final scoring by ERTG.  If at any time during the scientific review and ERTG process it is determined that proposed restoration projects do not meet costs/SBU CREST will work with BPA to address costs/SBU issues.

Pre and Post project evaluation will be conducted by CREST biologists at Ft. Columbia, Otter Point, Colewort Creek, Gnat Creek Phases 1 and 2, South Tongue Point, Diblee Point, Sharnelle Fee, Karlson Island, Sauvie Island Phases 1, 2, and 3, 8th Street Dam, Buckmire Slough, Crane, Domeyer, Willow Bar, Westport Slough and other restoration sites to better quantify use and habitat lift for individual restoration sites and to inform benefits of restoration actions at projects in development.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
07/01/2015
Contract End Date:
06/30/2017
Current Contract Value:
$5,064,251
Expenditures:
$5,064,251

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

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Obtain and provide BPA with Environmental Compliance Documentation B: 165. Produce EC for projects 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
All administrative tasks fulfilled with timely quality products C: 119. Manage and Administer Projects 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Public Outreach via Newsletters, Presentations, Educational Materials D: 99. Meetings, Newsletters, and Education 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Three to five ERTG Templates/Project Proposals Per Year E: 114. Systematically Identify, Prioritize, and Select Projects 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Complete Construction Management F: 100. Oversee purchasing, contracting, permit compliance of active projects 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Collect Level 3 AEMR data G: 157. Pre and Post Project Monitoring & Lab Review 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Input/Share Data H: 159. Participate in Regional Data Rollup Projects 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Progress Report has been published K: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period (July 2015) to (June 2017) 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
North Unit Sauvie Phase 3 - water control structure removal L: 85. NORTH UNIT Sauvie Phase 3 - Water control structure removal 12/30/2015 09/30/2015
Bridge installation M: 184. NORTH UNIT Sauvie Phase 3 - Install Bridge 12/31/2015 09/30/2015
Sauvie Island Phase 3 - wetland enhancement N: 181. NORTH UNIT Sauvie Phase 3 - Enhance wetland/marsh plain lowering 12/31/2015 09/30/2015
North Unit Sauvie Phase 3 - native plant revegetation O: 47. NORTH UNIT Sauvie Phase 3 - Revegetation 12/31/2015 12/31/2015
Buckmire Slough Phase 1 - remove fish passage barriers P: 85. BUCKMIRE SLOUGH Phase 1 - Breach Slough/Remove Fill in 2 locations 12/24/2015 12/24/2015
Buckmire Slough - light duty bridge installation Q: 184. BUCKMIRE SLOUGH Phase 1 - Install light duty bridge 12/31/2015 12/31/2015
Buckmire Slough Phase 1 - wetland enhancement R: 181. BUCKMIRE SLOUGH Phase 1 - Marsh plain lowering 12/31/2015 12/31/2015
Buckmire Slough Phase 1 - Native plant revegetation S: 47. BUCKMIRE SLOUGH Phase 1 - Revegetation 12/31/2015 12/31/2015
Megler Creek - wetland enhancement V: 181. MEGLER CREEK - Marsh plain lowering 03/03/2017 03/01/2017
Restoration Project Engineering and Design for the Crane Slough Restoration Area W: 175. CRANE SLOUGH - Development, coordination & engineering of project design 12/31/2016 11/01/2016
Crane Slough - water control structure removal X: 85. CRANE SLOUGH - Water control structure removal 12/30/2016 09/01/2016
Crane Slough Wetland Enhancement Y: 181. CRANE SLOUGH - Marsh plain lowering 12/31/2016 09/01/2016
Crane Slough - native plant revegetation Z: 47. CRANE SLOUGH - Revegetation 12/31/2016 11/01/2016
Restoration Project Engineering and Design for Domeyer Wetland AA: 175. DOMEYER WETLAND - Development, coordination & engineering of project design 12/31/2016 11/01/2016
Domeyer Wetland Enhancement AB: 181. DOMEYER WETLAND - Marsh plain lowering 12/31/2016 09/01/2016
Domeyer Wetland - native plant revegetation AC: 47. DOMEYER - Revegetation 12/31/2016 11/01/2016
Restoration Project Engineering and Design for Willow Bar AD: 175. WILLOW BAR - Development, coordination & engineering of project design 12/31/2016 11/01/2016
Willow Bar Wetland Enhancement AE: 181. WILLOW BAR - Marsh plain lowering 12/31/2016 09/01/2016
Willow Bar - native plant revegetation AF: 47. WILLOW BAR - Revegetation 12/31/2016 11/01/2016
Westport Slough designs AG: 175. WESTPORT SLOUGH - Design 06/30/2017 08/01/2016
Westport Slough - Levee Removal AH: 180. WESTPORT SLOUGH - Breach Levee 12/31/2016 12/31/2016
Westport Slough - native plant revgetation AI: 47. WESTPORT SLOUGH - Revegetation 12/31/2016 12/31/2016
Upper Lewis and Clark 30% designs AJ: 175. **CCR-38362 (MODIFIED): LEWIS & CLARK - REDUCE to 30% Design ONLY 06/30/2017
Buckmire Slough Phase II designs AK: 175. BUCKMIRE PHASE II - Design 06/30/2017 04/19/2017
Feasibility and preliminary designs. AL: 175. PALENSKY WILDLIFE AREA - Design & feasibility 06/30/2017
Feasibility and up to preliminary designs AM: 175. **CCR-38362 (MODIFIED): TWO RIVERS, JOHN DAY and other sites - Feasibility 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Level 3 AEMR data-- Pre-construction AO: 157. BUCKMIRE - Collect PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Level 3 AEMR data-- Pre-construction AP: 157. WESTPORT SLOUGH - PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Level 3 AEMR data-- Pre-construction AQ: 157. CRANE, DOMEYER, WILLOW BAR PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Level 3 AEMR data-- Pre & Post-construction AR: 157. NORTH UNIT Sauvie Phase III - Collect PRE & POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Level 3 AEMR data-- Post-construction AS: 157. KARLSON ISLAND - Collect POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Level 3 AEMR data-- Pre-construction AT: 157. NORTH UNIT Sauvie Phase II - Collect POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Level 3 AEMR data-- Pre-construction AU: 157. SIMON FEE - Collect POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Crims Island Phase II feasibility AV: 175. **CCR-38362 (MODIFIED): *CCR-36830 CRIMS ISLAND Phase II - REDUCE to FEASIBILITY ONLY 06/30/2017
Campbell Lake Preliminary Designs AW: 175. **CCR-38362 (MODIFIED): CAMPBELL LAKE - REDUCE to PRELIMINARY Designs 06/30/2017
West Sand Island Feasibility & Design AX: 175. *CCR-36830 WEST SAND ISLAND - Design and feasibility 06/30/2017
Aldrich Point Railroad Crossings feasibility and preliminary designs. AY: 175. *CCR-36830 ALDRICH POINT RAILROAD CROSSINGS - Design and feasibility 06/30/2017
Wolf Bay Railroad Crossings feasibility and preliminary designs. AZ: 175. *CCR-36830 WOLF BAY RAILROAD CROSSINGS - Design and feasibility 06/30/2017
Bear and Mary's Creeks feasibility and preliminary designs. BA: 175. *CCR-36830 BEAR and MARY'S CREEK - Design and feasibility 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Ferris Creek feasibility and preliminary designs. BB: 175. *CCR-36830 FERRIS CREEK - Design and feasibility 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Government Island feasibility and preliminary designs. BC: 175. *CCR-36830 GOVERNMENT ISLAND - Design and feasibility 06/30/2017
Flights End feasibility and preliminary designs. BD: 175. *CCR-36830 FLIGHTS END - Design and feasibility 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Enyarts Property feasibility and preliminary designs. BE: 175. *CCR-36830 ENYARTS - Design and feasibility 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
East Bank Skipanon feasibility BF: 175. **CCR-38362 (MODIFIED): EAST BANK SKIPANON - REDUCED to feasibility 06/30/2017
Installation of PIT Tag array and monitoring BG: 157. *CCR-36830 MEGLER CREEK - PIT Tag Array Install 06/30/2017 06/29/2017
John Day River Parcel #11 Feasibility and Design BH: 175. NEW***CCR-38677 JOHN DAY #11- Feasibility and Design 06/30/2017
Dairy Creek Feasibility and Design BI: 175. NEW***CCR-38677 DAIRY CREEK - Feasibility and Design 06/30/2017

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) - All Populations
  • 6 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 180 Enhance Floodplain/Remove, Modify, Breach Dike
  • 6 instances of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 4 instances of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 3 instances of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 21 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 10 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 100 Construction Management
Chum (Oncorhynchus keta) - Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 6 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 180 Enhance Floodplain/Remove, Modify, Breach Dike
  • 6 instances of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 4 instances of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 3 instances of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 21 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 5 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 100 Construction Management
Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) - Lower Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 6 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 180 Enhance Floodplain/Remove, Modify, Breach Dike
  • 6 instances of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 4 instances of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 2 instances of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 19 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 8 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 100 Construction Management
Coho (O. kisutch) - Unspecified Population
  • 1 instance of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal (Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii) - All Anadromous Populations
  • 4 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 2 instances of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 4 instances of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 3 instances of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
Sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) - All Populations
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - All Populations
  • 5 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 2 instances of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 4 instances of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 3 instances of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 15 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 5 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Lower Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 180 Enhance Floodplain/Remove, Modify, Breach Dike
  • 3 instances of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 07/01/2015
B 165 Produce EC for projects 07/01/2015
C 119 Manage and Administer Projects 07/01/2015
D 99 Meetings, Newsletters, and Education 07/01/2015
E 114 Systematically Identify, Prioritize, and Select Projects 07/01/2015
F 100 Oversee purchasing, contracting, permit compliance of active projects 07/01/2015
G 157 Pre and Post Project Monitoring & Lab Review
H 159 Participate in Regional Data Rollup Projects 07/01/2015
I 132 Data for estuary 2015 RME Report 07/01/2015
J 132 Data for estuary 2016 RME Report 07/01/2015
K 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (July 2015) to (June 2017) 07/01/2015
L 85 NORTH UNIT Sauvie Phase 3 - Water control structure removal 08/19/2015
M 184 NORTH UNIT Sauvie Phase 3 - Install Bridge 08/19/2015
N 181 NORTH UNIT Sauvie Phase 3 - Enhance wetland/marsh plain lowering 08/19/2015
O 47 NORTH UNIT Sauvie Phase 3 - Revegetation 08/19/2015
P 85 BUCKMIRE SLOUGH Phase 1 - Breach Slough/Remove Fill in 2 locations 08/18/2015
Q 184 BUCKMIRE SLOUGH Phase 1 - Install light duty bridge 08/18/2015
R 181 BUCKMIRE SLOUGH Phase 1 - Marsh plain lowering 08/18/2015
S 47 BUCKMIRE SLOUGH Phase 1 - Revegetation 08/18/2015
T 85 **CCR-38362 (DELETE): 8TH STREET Dam (Skipanon) - Dam removal
U 184 **CCR-38362 (DELETE): 8TH STREET Dam (Skipanon) - Bridge installation
V 181 MEGLER CREEK - Marsh plain lowering 08/20/2015
W 175 CRANE SLOUGH - Development, coordination & engineering of project design 06/15/2016
X 85 CRANE SLOUGH - Water control structure removal 03/07/2016
Y 181 CRANE SLOUGH - Marsh plain lowering 06/15/2016
Z 47 CRANE SLOUGH - Revegetation 06/15/2016
AA 175 DOMEYER WETLAND - Development, coordination & engineering of project design 06/15/2016
AB 181 DOMEYER WETLAND - Marsh plain lowering 06/15/2016
AC 47 DOMEYER - Revegetation 06/15/2016
AD 175 WILLOW BAR - Development, coordination & engineering of project design 05/05/2016
AE 181 WILLOW BAR - Marsh plain lowering 05/05/2016
AF 47 WILLOW BAR - Revegetation 05/05/2016
AG 175 WESTPORT SLOUGH - Design 03/15/2016
AH 180 WESTPORT SLOUGH - Breach Levee 07/15/2016
AI 47 WESTPORT SLOUGH - Revegetation 07/15/2016
AJ 175 **CCR-38362 (MODIFIED): LEWIS & CLARK - REDUCE to 30% Design ONLY
AK 175 BUCKMIRE PHASE II - Design
AL 175 PALENSKY WILDLIFE AREA - Design & feasibility
AM 175 **CCR-38362 (MODIFIED): TWO RIVERS, JOHN DAY and other sites - Feasibility
AN 157 **CCR-38362 (DELETE): 8th STREET DAM (Skipanon) - Collect PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data
AO 157 BUCKMIRE - Collect PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 07/01/2015
AP 157 WESTPORT SLOUGH - PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 07/01/2015
AQ 157 CRANE, DOMEYER, WILLOW BAR PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 07/01/2015
AR 157 NORTH UNIT Sauvie Phase III - Collect PRE & POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 07/01/2015
AS 157 KARLSON ISLAND - Collect POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 07/01/2015
AT 157 NORTH UNIT Sauvie Phase II - Collect POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 07/01/2015
AU 157 SIMON FEE - Collect POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 07/01/2015
AV 175 **CCR-38362 (MODIFIED): *CCR-36830 CRIMS ISLAND Phase II - REDUCE to FEASIBILITY ONLY
AW 175 **CCR-38362 (MODIFIED): CAMPBELL LAKE - REDUCE to PRELIMINARY Designs
AX 175 *CCR-36830 WEST SAND ISLAND - Design and feasibility
AY 175 *CCR-36830 ALDRICH POINT RAILROAD CROSSINGS - Design and feasibility
AZ 175 *CCR-36830 WOLF BAY RAILROAD CROSSINGS - Design and feasibility
BA 175 *CCR-36830 BEAR and MARY'S CREEK - Design and feasibility
BB 175 *CCR-36830 FERRIS CREEK - Design and feasibility
BC 175 *CCR-36830 GOVERNMENT ISLAND - Design and feasibility
BD 175 *CCR-36830 FLIGHTS END - Design and feasibility
BE 175 *CCR-36830 ENYARTS - Design and feasibility 06/18/2017
BF 175 **CCR-38362 (MODIFIED): EAST BANK SKIPANON - REDUCED to feasibility
BG 157 *CCR-36830 MEGLER CREEK - PIT Tag Array Install 07/31/2017
BH 175 NEW***CCR-38677 JOHN DAY #11- Feasibility and Design
BI 175 NEW***CCR-38677 DAIRY CREEK - Feasibility and Design