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Contract 71170: 1990-055-00 EXP ID STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES - 2016
Project Number:
Title:
Idaho Salmon & Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Studies
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Clearwater 100.00%
Contract Number:
71170
Contract Title:
1990-055-00 EXP ID STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES - 2016
Contract Continuation:
Previous: Next:
67655: 1990-055-00 EXP IDAHO STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES - 2015
  • 74851: 1990-055-00 EXP ID STEELHEAD M&E STUDIES
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The purpose of the Idaho Steelhead Monitoring & Evaluation Studies (ISMES) project is to monitor and evaluate 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, Big Creek, lower Lochsa River, Crooked River, and North Forks Salmon River) 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, including dispersed parr surveys to assess spatial structure, stream water temperature monitoring, as well as population-level genetic work. Genetic elements will emphasize maintenance of the genetic baseline used by project 201002600 as well estimating several measures of 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).

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 funds.
   Objective 2 - Conduct intensive, high-precision (fish in, fish out) monitoring of steelhead in Fish Creek (Lochsa population), Rapid River (Little Salmon population), Big Creek (Lower Middle Fork Salmon population), lower Lochsa River (Lochsa population), Crooked River (South Fork Clearwater population), and North Fork Salmon River (North 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.
   Objective 4 - Conduct extensive juvenile steelhead monitoring in selected streams thru 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:
01/01/2016
Contract End Date:
12/31/2016
Current Contract Value:
$1,130,250
Expenditures:
$1,130,250

* 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
Brett Bowersox Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) No Technical Contact brett.bowersox@idfg.idaho.gov (208) 465-8404
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
Elham Zolmajd-Haghighi Bonneville Power Administration No ezolmajd-haghighi@bpa.gov (503) 230-7414


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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Permits obtained to do field work B: 165. Project Permitting 12/31/2016 12/29/2016
Manage project administration and coordination C: 119. Manage Project 12/31/2016 12/29/2016
Measure Stream Temperature in Salmon and Clearwater River Tributaries D: 157. Measure Stream Temperature 12/31/2016 12/29/2016
Data from adult steelhead at selected locations E: 157. Collect and Collate Data from Adult Steelhead in Spawning Areas 09/30/2016 09/30/2016
Install and Operate Rotary Screw Traps F: 157. Install and Operate Screw Traps 11/30/2016 11/30/2016
Scale & tissue collection at Salmon & Clearwater River tributaries, traps, and weirs G: 157. Collect Scale & Tissue Samples at Traps and Weirs 12/01/2016 12/01/2016
Snorkel surveys in Clearwater & Salmon River Tributaries H: 157. Snorkel Streams to Estimate Juvenile Densities 09/30/2016 09/30/2016
Scale and tissue sample collection I: 157. Sample Wild Adult and Juvenile Steelhead at Lower Granite Dam 12/31/2016 12/29/2016
PIT-tagged fish J: 158. PIT Tag Juveniles in Streams 11/30/2016 11/30/2016
PIT tag files in PTAGIS K: 159. Manage PIT Tag Files 11/30/2016 11/30/2016
Ages of adult and juvenile steelhead L: 162. Assign Ages to Steelhead Scales Collected at Lower Granite Dam, Traps, and Weirs 12/31/2016 12/29/2016
Stream temperature data summarized M: 162. Summarize stream temperature data (2015 data) 04/01/2016 04/01/2016
Estimated adult escapement and juvenile production for steelhead N: 162. Estimate adult and juvenile steelhead production (2015 data) 12/31/2016 12/29/2016
Juvenile steelhead density estimates O: 162. Estimate fish densities in tributaries (2015 data) 04/01/2016 04/01/2016
Databases updated with 2016 data P: 160. Maintain Databases 12/31/2016 12/29/2016
Reports & analysis Q: 161. Fulfill Data Requests & Make Professional Presentations 12/31/2016 12/29/2016
Steelhead Run Reconstruction (RR) Data R: 157. Collate Data for Annual Steelhead Run Reconstruction with Co-Managers (2014-2015 data) 08/31/2016 08/31/2016
Interpretation of summarized data sets regarding the steelhead run S: 162. Conduct Annual Steelhead Run Reconstruction with Co-Managers (2014-2015 data) 12/31/2016 12/29/2016
Attach BPA RM&E Technical Report for calendar year 2015. T: 132. Produce Technical Report for Calendar Year 2015 11/15/2016 11/15/2016
Submit BiOp RPA Report in Taurus U: 202. Produce BiOp RPA Report for Calendar Year 2015 03/15/2016 03/15/2016

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Snake River DPS (Threatened)
  • 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 01/01/2016
B 165 Project Permitting 01/01/2016
C 119 Manage Project 01/01/2016
D 157 Measure Stream Temperature 06/23/2016
E 157 Collect and Collate Data from Adult Steelhead in Spawning Areas 09/27/2016
F 157 Install and Operate Screw Traps 09/15/2016
G 157 Collect Scale & Tissue Samples at Traps and Weirs 09/15/2016
H 157 Snorkel Streams to Estimate Juvenile Densities 09/15/2016
I 157 Sample Wild Adult and Juvenile Steelhead at Lower Granite Dam 09/15/2016
J 158 PIT Tag Juveniles in Streams 09/15/2016
K 159 Manage PIT Tag Files 01/01/2016
L 162 Assign Ages to Steelhead Scales Collected at Lower Granite Dam, Traps, and Weirs 01/01/2016
M 162 Summarize stream temperature data (2015 data) 01/01/2016
N 162 Estimate adult and juvenile steelhead production (2015 data) 01/01/2016
O 162 Estimate fish densities in tributaries (2015 data) 01/01/2016
P 160 Maintain Databases 01/01/2016
Q 161 Fulfill Data Requests & Make Professional Presentations 01/01/2016
R 157 Collate Data for Annual Steelhead Run Reconstruction with Co-Managers (2014-2015 data) 07/12/2016
S 162 Conduct Annual Steelhead Run Reconstruction with Co-Managers (2014-2015 data) 01/01/2016
T 132 Produce Technical Report for Calendar Year 2015 01/01/2016
U 202 Produce BiOp RPA Report for Calendar Year 2015