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Contract 72067: 2000-015-00 EXP OXBOW CONSERVATION AREA
Project Number:
Title:
Upper John Day Conservation Lands Program
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau John Day 100.00%
Contract Number:
72067
Contract Title:
2000-015-00 EXP OXBOW CONSERVATION AREA
Continuation of Contract:
68636: 2000-015-00 EXP OXBOW CONSERVATION AREA
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The Oxbow Conservation Area was purchased as a high priority project in 2001 with BPA mitigation funds by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Tribes).  The Project has since received BPA annual funding for O&M as part of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Tribes and BPA.  

The property is located within the John Day subbasin plan’s highest priority 5th Field HUC, Camp Creek, for Middle Fork subwatershed.  The property holds a high concentration of adult spring Chinook salmon through the high temperatures and low flows of the summer months, offers spawning and rearing habitat to Chinook salmon, ESA-listed as Threatened Mid-Columbia summer steelhead and bull trout as well as access to the five fish-bearing perennial tributaries that come into the property from National Forest lands.

Before acquisition, activities on the property severely impacted its habitat potential via overgrazing, dredge mining, invasive plants, and the clearing of trees and shrubs from riparian habitat.  Since acquisition, the Tribes have been working to protect existing habitat, restore degraded habitat, and assess conditions within the property and its valuable fish and wildlife habitat.  The Project will continue to follow the goals, objectives, and guidelines presented in the property management plan. Biological objectives for this Project target habitat for anadromous fish populations and other ESA-listed and sensitive species found on the property.

This Project will continue to address aquatic priorities outlined in the John Day Subbasin Plan:

•Protect High Quality Existing Habitat – achieved through various property O&M, education and outreach, riparian fencing, controlled access, monitoring trends, etc.
•Enhance Riparian and Instream Habitat – achieved through channel restoration of historically dredged and degraded streams, intensive riparian planting, adding large wood for habitat and stream complexity where needed, and controlling invasive  plants in riparian corridors.  
•Fish Passage and Habitat Connectivity – achieved through improving irrigation diversions, and replacing outdated fish screens.
•Flow Restoration - achieved through protection of existing water rights, careful use irrigation for riparian enhancement and groundwater storage, and monitoring of flows surrounding such use.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
04/01/2016
Contract End Date:
03/31/2017
Current Contract Value:
$885,746
Expenditures:
$885,746

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Sep-2019.

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Number:
187997
Task Number:
1
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
Environmental Compliance A: 165. Obtain NEPA Compliance 03/31/2017 03/31/2017
Final Design for Phase 5 B: 175. Coordinate with Reclamation on Completion of Design and Plans for Phase 5 12/30/2016 06/30/2016
Information Sign Updating, Access Regulation, Hunting Program C: 188. Provide Access, Signs, and Adequate Roads 03/31/2017 03/31/2017
Project Outreach and Opportunities, Information Distribution D: 99. Public Access and Volunteer Coordination 03/31/2017 03/31/2017
Facility Maintenance E: 186. Maintain Facilities and Structures throughout the Property 03/31/2017 03/31/2017
Property Patrol F: 26. Property Patrol 03/31/2017 03/31/2017
Establish Vegetation G: 47. Plant Seed and Locally Collected Cuttings 12/16/2016 12/16/2016
Completed Grazing Season H: 92. Grazing Program Oversight and Management 03/31/2017 03/31/2017
Fish, Habitat, Temperature, Weather and Flow Data I: 157. Steelhead Redd Counts 03/31/2017 03/01/2017
Fish Data J: 157. Juvenile Fish Count Surveys 03/31/2017 03/01/2017
Weather Data K: 157. Weather Data Management 03/31/2017 03/01/2017
Stream Temperature Data L: 157. Stream Temperature Monitoring 03/31/2017 03/01/2017
Irrigation Data M: 157. Irrigation Monitoring 03/31/2017 03/31/2017
Oxbow Tailings Monitoring and Maintenance Plan Data N: 157. Tailings Project Monitoring and Maintenance Plan Work 03/31/2017 03/01/2017
Data Synthesis for Report and Storage of Data with Appropriate Metadata O: 162. Oxbow Conservation Area fish and Environmental Conditions Data Analysis 11/01/2016
Photo for 2016 P: 115. Photopoint Inventory 03/31/2017 03/01/2017
Conduct Steelhead and Chinook Redd Surveys with ODFW Q: 191. Conduct Steelhead and Chinook Redd Surveys with ODFW 09/30/2016 09/30/2016
Property Noxious Weed Control Activities R: 199. Property Noxious Weed Control Activities 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Complete Phase 4 and 5 Tailings Remediation S: 30. Complete a Portion of Phase 4 and all of Phase 5 Tailings Remediation 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Coordination and Monitoring Efforts for the Middle Fork John Day IMW Group T: 191. Coordination and Monitoring Efforts for the Middle Fork John Day IMW Group 03/31/2017 03/01/2017
Protect and Maintain Riparian Vegetation U: 198. Protect Riparian Vegetation 12/30/2016 11/30/2016
Completed Annual Report V: 132. Submit Progress Report for the Period (April 2015) to (March 2016) 03/31/2017 03/31/2017
Project Management X: 119. Manage and Administer Tribal Projects and BPA Activities 03/31/2017 03/31/2017

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 198 Maintain Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 26 Investigate Trespass
  • 1 instance of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 92 Lease Land
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 6 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 198 Maintain Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 26 Investigate Trespass
  • 1 instance of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 92 Lease Land
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 6 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Lamprey, Pacific (Entosphenus tridentata)
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 198 Maintain Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 26 Investigate Trespass
  • 1 instance of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 92 Lease Land
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 6 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Trout, Bull (S. confluentus) (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 198 Maintain Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 26 Investigate Trespass
  • 1 instance of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 92 Lease Land
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 6 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Trout, Interior Redband (O. mykiss gairdnerii)
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 198 Maintain Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 26 Investigate Trespass
  • 1 instance of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 92 Lease Land
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 6 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA Public Involvement NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Obtain NEPA Compliance 04/01/2016
B 175 Coordinate with Reclamation on Completion of Design and Plans for Phase 5 04/01/2016
C 188 Provide Access, Signs, and Adequate Roads 06/15/2016
D 99 Public Access and Volunteer Coordination 04/01/2016
E 186 Maintain Facilities and Structures throughout the Property 04/01/2016
F 26 Property Patrol 04/01/2016
G 47 Plant Seed and Locally Collected Cuttings 06/16/2016
H 92 Grazing Program Oversight and Management 04/01/2016
I 157 Steelhead Redd Counts 04/01/2016
J 157 Juvenile Fish Count Surveys 04/01/2016
K 157 Weather Data Management 04/01/2016
L 157 Stream Temperature Monitoring 04/01/2016
M 157 Irrigation Monitoring 04/01/2016
N 157 Tailings Project Monitoring and Maintenance Plan Work 04/01/2016
O 162 Oxbow Conservation Area fish and Environmental Conditions Data Analysis 04/01/2016
P 115 Photopoint Inventory 04/01/2016
Q 191 Conduct Steelhead and Chinook Redd Surveys with ODFW 04/01/2016
R 199 Property Noxious Weed Control Activities 06/16/2016
S 30 Complete a Portion of Phase 4 and all of Phase 5 Tailings Remediation 06/15/2016
T 191 Coordination and Monitoring Efforts for the Middle Fork John Day IMW Group 04/01/2016
U 198 Protect Riparian Vegetation 04/01/2016
V 132 Submit Progress Report for the Period (April 2015) to (March 2016) 04/01/2016
W 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 04/01/2016
X 119 Manage and Administer Tribal Projects and BPA Activities 04/01/2016