Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
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Contract 69558: 2008-311-00 EXP NATURAL PRODUCTION MGMT & MONITORING
Project Number:
Title:
Natural Production Management and Monitoring
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Deschutes 100.00%
Contract Number:
69558
Contract Title:
2008-311-00 EXP NATURAL PRODUCTION MGMT & MONITORING
Contract Continuation:
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
Beginning in the 1970's, The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (CTWSRO) began monitoring spring Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and summer steelhead (O. mykiss) populations within the Warm Springs River (WSR) and Shitike Creek (SC) watersheds, westside tributaries to the lower Deschutes River, Oregon.  Data collection since has included:  out-migrant trapping, adult escapement estimates, and redd counts.  More recently (starting in 2006) monitoring has included snorkel surveys to determine juvenile rearing densities.  Information collected to date has been useful for assessing population trends, although validation to determine what proportion of the population index reaches represent has been lacking.  Moreover, study designs cannot be expanded to describe population status.  The Columbia River Fish Accords provides an opportunity to update baseline geographic distribution, for both species, and evaluation current methods to improve on Reservation life cycle monitoring.  These improvements include:  determining the feasibility for attaining new information on population dynamics (e.g., growth rates, survival, migration timing to the Columbia River); adjustments to current experimental designs so juvenile rearing density estimates and redd counts are representative of each population’s geographic distribution and associated habitat features; and ensure data quality is sufficient to calculate smolt-to-adult ratios, adult escapement, and fish per redd ratios.  Using an adaptive approach, based on feedback learning from annual data and methods review confidence in reporting population status and trends will be improved.  Warm Springs River out-migrant abundance estimates will be improved by the addition of a rotary-screw trap (RST) upstream of Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery (WSNFH; RKM 18).  This RST will preclude the need to remove the trap during times when smolts are being released from WSNFH.  Replacement of the SC picket weir (PW; RKM 1.4) with a resistance board weir (RBW) is expected to improve escapement estimate precision.  An effort to model the relationships between species abundance and environmental variables will aid in identifying the natural range of variation in spring Chinook and steelhead populations in Reservation streams.  Information gained through this project will be used to meet the CTWSRO Fisheries Department goals of sustainable, harvestable levels of culturally significant species for perpetuity.  In order to meet this goal the CTWSRO will develop a plan for improvements to data collection, verification, analysis and dissemination.  This information will be used by fisheries and habitat managers to ensure that bottlenecks to the population (e.g., harvest regulations, addressing habitat limiting factors) are addressed.

In 2015 - 2016 the objectives are to:
Install, operate, maintain, and remove rotary screw traps in the WSR and SC for the spring and fall out-migration period for spring Chinook and steelhead;
Insert PIT tags into juvenile spring Chinook and O. mykiss collected in the WSR and SC RST;
Enter PIT tag data into PTAGIS;
Operate a permanent full duplex PIT tag monitoring site in the WSR and SC;
Operate and maintain a resistance-board weir in SC to monitor upstream movements of summer steelhead and spring Chinook;
Determine redd distribution for spring Chinook and steelhead in the WSR and SC watersheds;
Collect scales to verify length at age information for both spring Chinook and steelhead in the WSR and SC watersheds;
Conduct redd counts for spring Chinook and steelhead in the WSR and SC watersheds using pre-existing index reaches and a rotating panel design;
Conduct juvenile distribution surveys for spring Chinook and steelhead in the WSR and SC watersheds;
Conduct snorkel surveys to determine juvenile densities for spring Chinook and steelhead in the Badger Creek and Warm Springs River; and
Determine species assemblage in the lower WSR.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
07/01/2015
Contract End Date:
07/22/2016
Current Contract Value:
$340,660
Expenditures:
$340,660

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Sep-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 Role Email Work Phone
Cyndi Baker Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Contract Manager cyndi.baker@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-3586
Graham Boostrom Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs No Technical Contact graham.boostrom@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-2041
Rossana Callejas Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party rxcallejas@bpa.gov (503) 230-7558
Israel Duran Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead induran@bpa.gov (503) 230-3967
Jen Graham Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Interested Party jennifer.graham@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-3585
Brad Houslet Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Supervisor brad.houslet@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-2039
Lyman Jim Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Interested Party lyman.jim@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-3587
Dennis Johnson Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs No Interested Party dennis.johnson@wstribes.org (541) 553-3479
Jens Lovtang Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Technical Contact jens.lovtang@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-2041
Solomonn Marsh Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer spmarsh@bpa.gov (503) 230-3943
Arthur Mitchell Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs No Administrative Contact arthur.mitchell@wstribes.org (541) 553-3219
Christopher Roper Bonneville Power Administration No CO Assistant cproper@bpa.gov (503) 230-3514
Tybee Sheidler Bonneville Power Administration No CO Assistant tasheidler@bpa.gov (503) 230-3820
John Skidmore Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver jtskidmore@bpa.gov (503) 230-5494
Shayla Stwyer Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs No Interested Party shayla.stwyer@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-3583
Jesse Wilson Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR jcwilson@bpa.gov (503) 230-4506
Elham Zolmajd-Haghighi Bonneville Power Administration No CO Assistant ezolmajd-haghighi@bpa.gov (503) 230-7414


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Obtain & Submit EC A: 165. Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
Install, Maintain, & Remove RSTs in WSR for Fall & Spring Out-Migration Periods B: 70. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Install, Maintain, & Remove Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Traps 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
PIT Tag 3,000 Juvenile Spring Chinook Salmon at WSR RSTs C: 158. Spring Chinook: PIT Tag Spring Chinook at Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Traps 06/30/2016 06/09/2016
PIT Tag 1,000 Juvenile O. mykiss at WSR RSTs D: 158. O. mykiss: PIT Tag O. mykiss at Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Traps 06/30/2016 06/10/2016
Install, Maintain & Remove RST in SC for Fall & Spring Out-Migration Periods E: 70. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Install, Maintain, & Remove Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 06/30/2016 06/23/2016
Operate WSR RSTs during Spring and Fall Out-Migration Periods F: 157. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Operate Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Trap 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
Operate SC RST during Spring & Fall Out-Migration Periods G: 157. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Operate Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
PIT Tag 1,000 Juvenile Spring Chinook Salmon at SC RST H: 158. Spring Chinook: PIT Tag Spring Chinook at Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 06/30/2016 06/10/2016
PIT Tag 2,000 Juvenile O. mykiss at SC RST I: 158. O. mykiss: PIT Tag O. mykiss at Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 06/30/2016 06/10/2016
Upload PIT Tag Data to PTAGIS J: 159. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Enter PIT Tag Data into PTAGIS 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
Operate & Maintain FDX PIT Tag Antennae in WSR & SC K: 157. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Collect Data at Warm Springs River and Shitike Creek Full Duplex Arrays 06/30/2016 04/30/2016
Operate RBW L: 157. Spring Chinook & Steelhead: Operate Resistance Board Weir in Shitike Creek 06/30/2016
Conduct Steelhead Redd Counts on Established Index Reaches in Reservation Streams M: 157. Steelhead: Conduct Redd Counts in Established Index Reaches 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
Select & Survey 20% of Non-Index Reaches in Reservation Streams for Steelhead Redds N: 157. Steelhead: Conduct Redd Counts Based on Rotating Panel Design 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
Spring Chinook: Determine Upper Distribution of Redds O: 157. Spring Chinook: Determine Upper Distribution of Redds 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
Conduct Redd Counts/Spawning Ground Surveys in Reservation Streams P: 157. Spring Chinook: Conduct Redd Counts in Established Index Reaches 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
Select & Survey 20% of Non-Index Reaches in Reservation Streams for Spring Chinook Redds Q: 157. Spring Chinook: Conduct Redd Counts Based on Rotating Panel Design 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
Produce Data Set and Store in a Secure Data Repository R: 162. Analyze Redd Survey Distribution and Abundance 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
Juvenile Steelhead & Spring Chinook Salmon Annual Relative Abundance Surveys S: 157. O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Conduct Abundance Estimate Snorkel Surveys on Reservation Streams 06/30/2016
Survey Lower WSR for Species Assemblage T: 157. Multiple Species: Determine Species Assemblage in Lower Warm Springs River 06/30/2016
Juvenile Abundance and Distribution Data and Metadata Secured U: 162. Analyze Juvenile Distribution and Abundance 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
Completed Annual Report V: 132. Submit Progress Report for the Period March 2013 to December 2014 06/30/2016 06/30/2016
Completed Annual Report W: 132. Submit Progress Report for the Period January 2015 to December 31, 2015 06/30/2016
All Administrative Tasks Fulfilled with Timely Quality Products Y: 119. Manage Project 06/30/2016 06/30/2016

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 2 instances of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 9 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
  • 2 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 2 instances of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 8 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
  • 2 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation 03/01/2015
B 70 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Install, Maintain, & Remove Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Traps 03/01/2015
C 158 Spring Chinook: PIT Tag Spring Chinook at Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Traps 07/01/2015
D 158 O. mykiss: PIT Tag O. mykiss at Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Traps 07/01/2015
E 70 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Install, Maintain, & Remove Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 07/01/2015
F 157 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Operate Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Trap 07/01/2015
G 157 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Operate Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 07/01/2015
H 158 Spring Chinook: PIT Tag Spring Chinook at Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 07/01/2015
I 158 O. mykiss: PIT Tag O. mykiss at Shitike Creek Rotary Screw Trap 07/01/2015
J 159 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Enter PIT Tag Data into PTAGIS 03/01/2015
K 157 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Collect Data at Warm Springs River and Shitike Creek Full Duplex Arrays 07/01/2015
L 157 Spring Chinook & Steelhead: Operate Resistance Board Weir in Shitike Creek 07/01/2015
M 157 Steelhead: Conduct Redd Counts in Established Index Reaches 07/01/2015
N 157 Steelhead: Conduct Redd Counts Based on Rotating Panel Design 07/01/2015
O 157 Spring Chinook: Determine Upper Distribution of Redds 07/01/2015
P 157 Spring Chinook: Conduct Redd Counts in Established Index Reaches 07/01/2015
Q 157 Spring Chinook: Conduct Redd Counts Based on Rotating Panel Design 07/01/2015
R 162 Analyze Redd Survey Distribution and Abundance 07/01/2015
S 157 O. mykiss & Spring Chinook: Conduct Abundance Estimate Snorkel Surveys on Reservation Streams 07/01/2015
T 157 Multiple Species: Determine Species Assemblage in Lower Warm Springs River 07/01/2015
U 162 Analyze Juvenile Distribution and Abundance 07/01/2015
V 132 Submit Progress Report for the Period March 2013 to December 2014 07/01/2015
W 132 Submit Progress Report for the Period January 2015 to December 31, 2015 07/01/2015
X 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 03/01/2015
Y 119 Manage Project 03/01/2015